Product Profile: Vention Premium Swivel Caster Wheel with Brake
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Product Profile: Vention Premium Swivel Caster Wheel with Brake

What is it: For mobility on the factory or warehouse floor, this German-made medium-duty swivel caster wheel, with brake has a 150kg load-carrying capacity. It consists of a unibody stainless steel bracket with nylon wheel and uses a rugged polyurethane thread. Fasteners are included, and Vention offers next-day shipping. These wheels are used in a…

Celera Motion Introduces the World’s Smallest Servo Drives
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Celera Motion Introduces the World’s Smallest Servo Drives

Celera Motion, a business unit of Novanta Inc., announced the launch of two of the world’s smallest servo drives, the Denali Series. Denali is the latest addition to Celera Motion’s line of premium-performance Ingenia servo drives. Denali offers hardware architecture as well as optimized power management, with a minimum standby power consumption of down to 1.2 W. The servo drives…

Heiland Electronics Introduces Mini I/O Connectors for Fast Speeds and Easy Field Installs
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Heiland Electronics Introduces Mini I/O Connectors for Fast Speeds and Easy Field Installs

Heilind Electronics, a leading global distributor of electronic components and authorized distributor for TE Connectivity, offers the Mini I/O Cat6A connector as part of its full line of TE ethernet products. TE Industrial’s Mini I/O connectors eliminate the need for special tools to create a fast and secure wire-to-wire or wire-to-board connection. The mini I/O…

Lumotive and Lumentum Introduce Beam-Steering Chip Design for Next-Gen 3D Lidar
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Lumotive and Lumentum Introduce Beam-Steering Chip Design for Next-Gen 3D Lidar

Lumotive, the developer of Light Control Metasurface (LCM) beam steering chips enabling the next generation of 3D sensors, and Lumentum Holdings, a designer and manufacturer of innovative optical and photonic products, have jointly announced the availability of the M30 Reference Design, a complete software-defined sensor implementation to enable rapid adoption of LCM-based solid-state beam steering…

Oqton, Valk Welding Partner to Automate Robotic Welding
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Oqton, Valk Welding Partner to Automate Robotic Welding

Belgium’s Oqton, a software provider developing intelligent automation, and Valk Welding, which develops flexible arc welding robots, have announced a partnership designed to help automate the welding industry. Oqton said its software will become part of Valk Welding’s Automatic Robotic Programming (ARP) solution for high-mix, low-volume (HMLV)_ production. The Valk Welding ARP powered by Oqton…

ResGreen Unveils REST API for Mobile Robot Software
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ResGreen Unveils REST API for Mobile Robot Software

ResGreen Group, which develops next-generation mobile robots and software, has announced a new application programming interface (API) for its BotWay software that uses REST, an architectural style that makes it easier to integrate with other software systems and applications. REST (Representational State Transfer) is an approach to communications that uses less bandwidth, making it more…

Product Profile: Misumi’s Applied Robotics OG-A Pneumatic 2-Finger Toggle Gripper
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Product Profile: Misumi’s Applied Robotics OG-A Pneumatic 2-Finger Toggle Gripper

What is it? The Applied Robotics OG-A is a two-finger toggle gripper with a high grip force and non-reversible mechanism, suitable for heavy industrial applications.  The 180-degree jaw opening allows for part clearance without having to back the gripper out of the workspace. The driving mechanism is guided along the entire stroke. The toggle mechanism…

3D Camera Manufacturer Orbbec Announces the Femto Mega Camera with Real-Time Streaming
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3D Camera Manufacturer Orbbec Announces the Femto Mega Camera with Real-Time Streaming

Orbbec, a leading global 3D camera manufacturer, announced the launch of the Femto Mega. Built in partnership with Microsoft, it is designed to enable ready access to 3D technology. It’s the industry’s highest resolution 3D camera with real-time streaming of processed images over ethernet or USB connections that makes it ideal for use in robotics,…

Ansys 2023 Release Amplifies Product Design and Engineering Success for Customers Across Industries
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Ansys 2023 Release Amplifies Product Design and Engineering Success for Customers Across Industries

The software and service improvements in Ansys 2023 R1 amplify the advantages that engineering simulation provides to multidisciplinary engineering and R&D teams. Ansys 2023 R1 enables organizations to accelerate past complexity and integration challenges to design the next generation of products by taking advantage of performance improvements, cross-discipline workflow integrations, and innovative capabilities. Ansys 2023 R1 includes…

ASI Logistics, SICK Tout Ability for Autonomous Reversing for Yard Operations
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ASI Logistics, SICK Tout Ability for Autonomous Reversing for Yard Operations

ASI Logistics and SICK, Inc., have announced a milestone in the development of autonomous yard truck operations, claiming that they have solved the issue of reversing into trailers autonomously. The two companies said this is one of the final steps for completing fully autonomous yard truck operations. ASI Logistics used its Vehicle Automation Kit (VAK)…

Jabil, OSRAM, Artilux Develop Next-Generation 3D Camera Prototype
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Jabil, OSRAM, Artilux Develop Next-Generation 3D Camera Prototype

Manufacturing solutions provider Jabil has announced that its optical design center in Jena, Germany, is currently demonstrating a prototype of a next-generation 3D camera with the ability to operate in both indoor and outdoor environments up to a range of 20 meters. The prototype was the result of a combination of proprietary technologies from Jabil,…

Product Profile: IDS CMOS Sensor IMX273
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Product Profile: IDS CMOS Sensor IMX273

What is it? IDS cameras can be found in automotive, packaging, printing, and robotics industries, as well as in medical technology, traffic monitoring, security, kiosk systems, and logistics contexts.  The global shutter CMOS sensor IMX273 in the Sony Pregius series offers high image quality, high sensitivity and wide dynamic range. With a resolution of 1.58…

Bloomfield Robotics Earns Investments from Kubota, Oeneo
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Bloomfield Robotics Earns Investments from Kubota, Oeneo

Pittsburgh-based Bloomfield Robotics, which develops artificial intelligence-driven plant imaging technology for use in specialty agriculture, has announced receiving investments from Kubota Corp. and Oeneo Group SA. Terms of the investment were not disclosed. Kubota, which designs and manufactures agricultural tractors, said it is renewing its investment and strengthening its commitment to Bloomfield. The deeper relationship…

SICK Introduces 3D ToF Camera With Level c Safety Sensor
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SICK Introduces 3D ToF Camera With Level c Safety Sensor

SICK has announced the first 3D time-of-flight (ToF) camera that includes Performance Level c (PL c) functionality – the safeVisionary2. The system aims to support customers to become fully autonomous in addition to providing 3D localization and object recognition. The company said the system is also effective for autonomous mobile robots, as it provides precise 3D…

OnRobot Aims to Automate Robotic Deployment With D:PLOY
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OnRobot Aims to Automate Robotic Deployment With D:PLOY

Denmark-based OnRobot has announced the launch of D:PLOY, designed to break down automation barriers to bring the benefit of collaborative automation to businesses of all sizes. Now available worldwide, D:PLOY is an automated platform for building, running, monitoring and re-deploying collaborative applications. OnRobot said that by automating the process of getting a robotic application up…

Faulhaber Launches Calculator to Help Developers Find Drives for Specific Applications
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Faulhaber Launches Calculator to Help Developers Find Drives for Specific Applications

Faulhaber, which develops high-precision miniaturized drive systems, servo components and drive electronics, has announced Drive Calculator, a tool for developers to help them find a suitable drive system for a specific application. The tool comes with global presets that have common average values, but these default settings can be adjusted to individual needs, such as…