Day: September 27, 2018

  • ABB launches its ‘most compact and lightweight 6-axis robot ever’

    ABB launches its ‘most compact and lightweight 6-axis robot ever’

    ABB has launched what it describes as its “most compact and lightweight 6-axis robot ever”. The new IRB 1100 “enhances the industry’s most comprehensive offering for fast, accurate small parts assembly solutions”, claims ABB. ABB introduced the IRB 1100 at the China International Industry Fair 2018 in Shanghai – its smallest, lightest robot to date…

  • Synopsys launches embedded vision and AI development kit

    Synopsys has launched its DesignWare High-Performance Core Design Kit for EV6x Processors to help designers meet the performance, power, and area requirements of their systems-on-chips for embedded vision and artificial intelligence applications. The DesignWare HPC Design Kit, a suite of high-speed and high-density memories and specialized logic libraries, allows SoC designers to optimize the EV6x…

  • Comau launches ‘lightweight, wearable’ exoskeleton for workers

    Comau launches ‘lightweight, wearable’ exoskeleton for workers

    Industrial automation company Comau has launched its first “innovative wearable exoskeleton” for industrial workers. The exoskeleton, called “Mate”, has been designed to improve work quality in an efficient and highly ergonomic manner by providing consistent and advanced movement assistance during repetitive as well as daily tasks, says Comau. The “Mate Fit for Workers” exoskeleton, to…

  • HRG Robotics to develop logistics robots with Ground Inc

    HRG Robotics to develop logistics robots with Ground Inc

    HIT Robot Group one of China’s leading robot manufacturers, has been showcasing more than 20 industrial robots at the 20th China International Industry Fair in Shanghai, a major event for industrial equipment manufacturers in China. Among the systems on show were “logistics robots”, says HRG. According to the 2018 Analysis Report On the Robotics Industry…

  • SkySpecs reaches 33,000 autonomous wind turbine blade inspections

    SkySpecs reaches 33,000 autonomous wind turbine blade inspections

    SkySpecs, a provider of robotic solutions for the wind energy industry, says the company has officially inspected and analyzed over 33,000 wind turbine blades with their fully automated drone solution. The company’s onshore and offshore inspections spans the globe, and its newly-released software solution, Horizon, enables customers to analyze inspection data and manage their fleet…

  • OnRobot launches robotics tool changer

    OnRobot launches robotics tool changer

    OnRobot, a specialist in robotic end-of-arm tooling, is launching a new patented tool changer for collaborative applications developed by Purple Robotics, recently acquired by OnRobot. Weighing only 200 g (7 oz.), the Quick Changer has a low impact on robot payload. Its compact size also adds minimal distance from the tool centre point (TCP) to…

  • Mercedes partners with BASF to develop autonomous vehicles

    Mercedes partners with BASF to develop autonomous vehicles

    Mercedes-Benz Vans and BASF plan to collaborate on mobility topics and work together to forge ahead with innovations. The two companies are starting their cooperation with the optimisation of individual mobility at BASF’s plant in Ludwigshafen, where they will shortly introduce an on-demand ridesharing system. Beyond individual transport on the factory premises, the partners also…

  • ThyssenKrupp elevates in New York

    ThyssenKrupp elevates in New York

    ThyssenKrupp Elevator has been contracted by Hudson Yards to design and install up to 40 twin elevator systems for its 50 Hudson Yards building; 27 elevators for the 55 Hudson Yards building; and 12 elevator and escalator units for The Shed. Hudson Yards is the largest private real estate development in US history and the…