Genesis Robotics accelerates development of prototypes based on its ‘revolutionary’ LiveDrive actuator

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Well-funded startup Genesis Robotics has accelerated the development of a range of products based on its “ground-breaking” technology, which the company claims will transform the entire industry. 

All of the new products Genesis has developed are based on something it calls LiveDrive, an actuator system which uses a gear with no teeth, invented by the company itself.

Making a gear work without teeth sounds impossible – how does it move connected parts without teeth? Imagine a gear on a bicycle without teeth and you’ll get the picture.  Continue reading Genesis Robotics accelerates development of prototypes based on its ‘revolutionary’ LiveDrive actuator

Epson showcases new Flexion industrial robot and printer built using SCARA robot

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Epson’s Flexion 6-axis industrial robot

Epson Robots is showcasing a range of new technologies for a wide variety of applications in factory automation at the Automation Technology show, ATX East.

ATX is currently under way, running from June 13-15, and is being held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, in the US. Epson’s booth is number 2405.

Epson’s showcase will feature the new and “revolutionary” Flexion N2 6-Axis robot as well as an assembly demo of an Epson Point of Sale printer built with a high precision SCARA robot and a compact 6-Axis robot.  Continue reading Epson showcases new Flexion industrial robot and printer built using SCARA robot

Yamaha launches new SCARA robot and ‘advanced’ robotics automation platform

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Company claims its robot has the industry’s fastest motion performance of a 0.28 seconds standard cycle time, and it targets unit sales of 2,800 at an open price

Yamaha has introduced a “new full model change” SCARA Robot YKX Series, which is compatible with its own “Advanced Robotics Automation Platform” – essentially an internet of things platform for its machines. 

Yamaha will formally launch the new YKX series of SCARA robots and its the newly-developed Advanced Robotics Automation Platform integrated control robot system on December 1, 2016.

With this “full model change”, as Yamaha calls it, the YKX series has achieved even higher rigidity and high-speed motion through drive system upgrades and Yamaha Motor’s “unique” motor-reduction gear direct connection structure – a completely beltless structure, says the company.  Continue reading Yamaha launches new SCARA robot and ‘advanced’ robotics automation platform

Epson expands LS series SCARA industrial robot lineup

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New Epson robot models

Epson says its “robust” SCARA lineup now offers “even more robots for more applications” 

Epson Robots, the global leader in SCARA Robots, expands their SCARA robot lineup with the introduction of 3 new robots – the LS20, LS6-500 and LS6-700. 

Built to carry heavy objects at high speeds, the LS20 offers a maximum payload of 20 kg and arm lengths in 800mm and 1000mm. Both arm lengths feature a 420mm Z-Axis length.

Notable features include high speed cycle times, superior accel/decel rates with smooth start/stop motion and reduced vibration due to Epson’s proprietary QMEMS vibration sensing technology.

Epson says the LS20 is “extremely useful in industries ranging from automotive and appliance to industrial”.  Continue reading Epson expands LS series SCARA industrial robot lineup

Nachi-Fujikoshi launches ‘new category’ of robot

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Nachi-Fujikoshi has launched what it says is a new category robot, called Wing Slicer, of the type EZ series. 

The company says the new machine represents an expansion of the compact robot market.

Efforts to automate have been increasing with the objectives of improving productivity, reducing costs, and improving quality through the introduction of compact robots for automotive and industrial machinery applications.  Continue reading Nachi-Fujikoshi launches ‘new category’ of robot

Comau makes dramatic robotics announcements at Automatica – including new collaborative robot

Comau’s new robot being demonstrated at Automatica
Comau’s new robot being demonstrated at Automatica

In one of the most dramatic statements of intent, Comau has launched tons of new robots and technologies at Automatica, and provided an insight into its new collaborative robot, under the company’s new motto ‘Think out of the fence’ 

Comau has introduced two new Racer robots and the SCARA robot family along with a preview of their high payload collaborative robots. 

Comau has a prominent exhibit at Automatica 2016, one of the major international trade fairs for robotics and mechatronics, with a display area – Hall B5, Booth 329 – showcasing a large number of new products and robotics solutions.  Continue reading Comau makes dramatic robotics announcements at Automatica – including new collaborative robot

Comau launches new robots at Automatica

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The maker of the world’s most beautifully-coloured industrial robots has launched several new machines and components. 

Comau, which is owned by the Fiat Group which also owns the Ferrari marque, unveiled its latest technology at the Automatica show in Munich, Germany.  Continue reading Comau launches new robots at Automatica

Sony becomes first UK buyer of YuMi, as ABB launches its first Scara robots

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Sony becomes first UK customer for ABB’s YuMi

Sony has become the first company in the UK to purchase ABB’s YuMi, the collaborative robot which has been making the headlines since its launch last a few months ago.

Sony’s UK Technology Centre manufactures broadcast and professional cameras and camera systems.

The company says YuMi is ideal for use in small parts assembly. Sony UK Technology will use ABB’s dual arm robot solution to pick and place circuit board parts. Continue reading Sony becomes first UK buyer of YuMi, as ABB launches its first Scara robots