AUTOMATION

Automation

Robot Orders Surged in the First Quarter

First quarter robot orders in North America showed the second-best start to any year on record and the second-best quarter ever for non-automotive orders.

Automation

Bosch Adds Artificial Intelligence to Industry 4.0

New from Bosch Group is a “universal AI solution for manufacturing,” which it is using first in its own plants.
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Thermoforming

Michigan Community College Expands Manufacturing Engineering Center

Schoolcraft College more than doubles center devoted to manufacturing.
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Automation

Robotic Automation Systems Breaks Ground on New Facility

The full-service robotics and automation integrator began construction on a new 13,000-sq-ft facility in Waunakee, Wisc. that’s expected to be completed by October.

Automation

COBOT Case Packer for Lids and Containers

Muller Technology says the self-contained case packer is built around an Omron 6-axis collaborative robot.

Automation

Conveyor Customized for Preform Molding

Dynamic Conveyor says this specialized line addresses four key preform molder areas of need.

Injection Molding

PLASTICS Releases New Safety Standard for Robotics and Injection Molding

New standard establishes guidelines for the design, implementation, set-up, operation, maintenance and modification of robots in use with injection molding machine systems.

Automation

Small, Fast Six-Axis Robot

Yaskawa Motoman introduces smallest model in GP series.

Automation

New Range of Compact Robotic Tool-Changing Systems

Stäubli Connectors says the five new MPS sizes cover a payload range up to 176 lb (80 kg).

Medical

Sepro Introduces Medical and Pharmaceutical Application Robot Line

Sepro Group says its MED Series of 3-, 5- and 6-axis robots is equipped with the features medical customers have been requesting for robots sold into ISO 7 and 8 clean room applications.