Cognex launches new real-time monitoring system for factory automation

Cognex, a provider of machine vision and industrial barcode reading, has released a new monitoring system for factory automation.

Cognex Explorer Real Time Monitoring aggregates and reports trends in data captured by DataMan barcode readers and provides instant facility-wide feedback to identify process errors, minimize no-reads, and maximize throughput, says the company.

The company says RTM tracks trends in barcode quality, monitors configuration changes, and analyzes data from every DataMan barcode reader to quickly identify the causes of low read rates and other errors that threaten the efficiency of an operation.  Continue reading Cognex launches new real-time monitoring system for factory automation

Integro Technologies now a Sick authorized vision integration partner

Integro Technologies, a premier machine vision integrator, has become a Sick authorized vision integration partner serving the US. 

Sick is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of automation products and systems for logistics, factory, and process automation.

Among its solutions is a large portfolio of 2D and 3D machine vision products, including vision sensors and vision systems.  Continue reading Integro Technologies now a Sick authorized vision integration partner

Omron to launch 144 products in two categories for factory automation

 

Omron is preparing to launch 144 models in two categories of factory automation.

The new products will be formally released on October 2, 2017.

The company says this is the fourth wave of factory automation control devices built on a common design platform for unified product specifications, designed for innovation in control panel building.  Continue reading Omron to launch 144 products in two categories for factory automation

Panasonic develops 3D lidar sensor for autonomous mobile robots

Panasonic has developed a 3D lidar – light detection and radar – sensor that it says accurately measures the direction of and distance to objects with a wide angle of view, which is critical for autonomous operation of mobile robots.

Employing Panasonic’s propriety laser-scanning technology, the 3D lidar is capable of scanning the laser as wide as up to 60 degrees vertically and 270 degrees horizontally to achieve stable operation of autonomous robots.

Sample shipments will start in January 2018, and Panasonic will exhibit the 3D lidar at Ceatec Japan event, from October 3 to 6, 2017.  Continue reading Panasonic develops 3D lidar sensor for autonomous mobile robots

Nidec to launch factory automation robots

Nidec is to start selling factory automation and robotics systems some time this year, according to a report in the Nikkei Asian Review

Japanese company Nidec already has a strong presence in the industrial space, and is a huge supplier of motors.

In the company’s own words, it specialises in and handles motor application products based on “everything that spins and moves”, and says its business is “centred on motors”.  Continue reading Nidec to launch factory automation robots