Video: Stäubli Robotics investing in software for the future

One of the first industrial automation companies in the world, Stäubli, is investing in the next generation of technology for the future.  In an exclusive interview with Robotics and Automation News (video above), Stäubli Robotics group division manager Gerald Vogt says the company is “investing and developing in the software side”. However, he added that … Continue reading Video: Stäubli Robotics investing in software for the future

Stäubli launches new collaborative industrial robot

Stäubli has unveiled a new collaborative robot which it says represents the company’s “next generation of fast and precise 6-axis robots”.  Stäubli is releasing two models of the TX2 – the TX2-60 and the TX2-60L. The specifications are listed below. Gerald Vogt, Stäubli Robotics general manager, Germany, says: “The new machines are lighter in weight and therefore more dynamic … Continue reading Stäubli launches new collaborative industrial robot

Connecting revolutions: Exclusive interview with Stäubli Robotics automotive boss

Stäubli is one of the first industrial automation companies, having been established all the way back in the late-1800s and quickly developing what was then advanced technology for the weaving industry before the century was out. The company even owns Jacquard machines, Jacquard being the pioneering manufacturer of looms that defined the original Industrial Revolution – and the inventor … Continue reading Connecting revolutions: Exclusive interview with Stäubli Robotics automotive boss

Stäubli to showcase new robots at Automatica

Stäubli is to launch a new range of products at the Automatica event, which takes place in Munich, Germany towards the end of June. In an exclusive interview with Robotics and Automation News, Paul Deady, Stäubli’s US automotive segment manager, says the new products are the company’s response to the growing interest in collaborative robots. Deady says: “At … Continue reading Stäubli to showcase new robots at Automatica

Stäubli to host series of events about robotics in automotive industry

Stäubli will be hosting Automotive Technology Days 2016 in Novi, Michigan at the Suburban Collection Showplace from May 24th to the 25th. The company says its Automotive Technology Days will be an “exciting event geared towards those automotive professionals who want to maximize profit and value in their workflows”. Stäubli’s industry experts will be present to … Continue reading Stäubli to host series of events about robotics in automotive industry

Robots in the cosmetics industry: Complex tasks for sophisticated machines

Like most business sectors, the cosmetics industry is a growing market for industrial robotics and automation suppliers.  At the moment, it’s a relatively small market compared to automotive, electronics, and other sectors, but according to a study by Alltake Market Research, unit shipments in the sector will grow more than 20 per cent by 2022. However, Alltake combines … Continue reading Robots in the cosmetics industry: Complex tasks for sophisticated machines

From two months to a few seconds: A brief overview of automotive robotic painting systems

Painting was one of the first applications for industrial robots, but it didn’t start well.  When they were first introduced in the 1980s at General Motors’ Michigan plant, the robots initially painted each other, according to an article on industrial robot history, published on Robots.com. The complexity of painting is probably under-estimated because humans can … Continue reading From two months to a few seconds: A brief overview of automotive robotic painting systems

Automotive robotics market forecast to be worth almost $6 billion by 2024

The market for robotics in the automotive sector is predicted to be worth almost $6 billion by 2024, according to a new research report by Global Market Insights.  Growth in the automobile industry is creating positive impact over the implementation of advanced products to meet the customer demand, says GMI. Improved focus of vendors on … Continue reading Automotive robotics market forecast to be worth almost $6 billion by 2024

Octopuz releases new version of industrial robot programming software

Octopuz has released the latest version of its industrial robot programming and simulation software.  The company says Octopuz 1.7 is packed with new features and enhancements, including robot code importing, NC code importing, an all-new tool manager, and URP program generation for UR robots. Octopuz has also added something called SmartPath, which provides automated methods … Continue reading Octopuz releases new version of industrial robot programming software

Sepro launches €11 million expansion of robot operations in France and the US

The Sepro Group has embarked on an €11 million expansion plan which will accelerate its robot operations in France and the US. Following four years of “record-setting sales growth”, Sepro says its three-phase, €11 million expansion plan will increase production capacity at the company’s headquarters facility in La Roche-sur-Yon, France, and launch a new global … Continue reading Sepro launches €11 million expansion of robot operations in France and the US

Industrial robot revenue will triple by 2025, says report

ABI Research forecasts revenues will reach nearly $45 billion in 2025, fueled by Chinese demand ABI Research forecasts that industrial robot shipments will exhibit an average year-over-year growth rate of 16 per cent by 2021. As industrial robots continue to infiltrate the workforce to increase production efficiencies, this will result in annual revenue exceeding $30 billion … Continue reading Industrial robot revenue will triple by 2025, says report

Video: Latest list of the world’s leading industrial robot manufacturers

Mitsubishi currently has 70,000 industrial robots installed worldwide, Robotics and Automation News has learned. As a result, the company is now included in the Robotics and Automation News list of the world’s top industrial robot manufacturers. Other companies in the new list are Stäubli and Universal, which makes collaborative robots. 

Automatica: The greatest show of robotics and automation technology on Earth. Probably

Now in its seventh year, Automatica is one of the most eagerly-awaited trade fairs in the robotics and automation industry events calendar.  The four-day show will be hosted in Munich, Germany, and its organisers say it provides a “comprehensive look at the latest developments” in the sector, with around 1,000 companies taking part. 

Yaskawa teams up with Sepro to build new 6-axis industrial robot

The two companies developed partnership through industry association Proxinnov  Industrial robot giant Yaskawa has entered into a business partnership with industrial automation company Sepro to build a new 6-axis robot for larger moulding jobs. Both companies are members of Proxinnov, an industry association which advises on how companies can become more competitive using robotics and … Continue reading Yaskawa teams up with Sepro to build new 6-axis industrial robot

Top 14 industrial robot companies and how many robots they have around the world

Finding statistics on the install base of robots is not as straightforward as it might be, but RoboticsandAutomationNews.com has compiled its own list of available data and the bar chart below is the result. Many well known companies are missing from the list and graph, but that’s because we could not find any credible and up to date … Continue reading Top 14 industrial robot companies and how many robots they have around the world