SICK’s newest multiScan100 family uses time of flight (TOF) measurement to create a 3D perception of its surroundings. To begin, SICK is launching the multiScan136, with a planned launch in the future for more products in the multiScan product family. [Read more…] about Improving industrial mobile robots with multiScan 3D LiDAR
Vanguard to invest $6 million in automaton at Georgia facility
Briggs & Stratton, one of the world’s largest producers of engines for outdoor power equipment, is making an additional investment of $6 million in its Advanced Battery Manufacturing facility in Tucker, Georgia, to improve the safety, efficiency and production capacity of its Vanguard Lithium-Ion Battery Packs through the addition of automated equipment within its manufacturing process.
The 78,000-square-foot facility opened in 2020 to support a strategic supply agreement with Ingersoll Rand to power Club Car vehicles with Vanguard Lithium-Ion Battery Packs.
The Tucker location includes four production lines with the capacity to accommodate future growth as the demand for battery power continues to grow across the off-highway industry. [Read more…] about Vanguard to invest $6 million in automaton at Georgia facility
Bear Robotics launches ‘ultimate’ hospitality robot
Bear Robotics, a Silicon Valley-based innovator of hospitality robots, announces the launch of its new robot, Servi Plus, a service industry game-changer featuring increased capacity, enhanced user experience features, and the smoothest suspension engineering in the industry for transporting liquids and traversing ramps.
With an expanded 88 lb (40 kg) payload and a 16+ dish capacity, Servi Plus is the heavy-duty answer to hospitality workflow automation.
The latest addition to Bear Robotics’ renowned Servi lineup, Servi Plus is a bigger solution for alleviating repetitive work like running orders and bussing dishes so that team members may stay on the floor and focus on creating exceptional guest experiences. [Read more…] about Bear Robotics launches ‘ultimate’ hospitality robot
BMW’s idealworks partners with Linde Material Handling
Cutting-edge improvements in technology, such as autonomous mobile robots, have been and continue to be the driving force behind automation.
Not least due to their flexible range of applications, AMRs have increasingly been taking over transport tasks in intralogistics. By collaborating with Linde Material Handling, idealworks – a business unit of auto giant BMW – is gaining an important international sales and service partner.
Linde Material Handling, a Kion Group company, is a globally active manufacturer of forklift trucks and warehouse technology equipment as well as a provider of services and solutions for intralogistics. [Read more…] about BMW’s idealworks partners with Linde Material Handling
Fanuc plans to double Michigan campus to accommodate ‘automation demand’
Fanuc, the world’s largest manufacturer of industrial robots, has launched a West Campus expansion that will push its operational space in Oakland County, Michigan to nearly two million square feet.
The construction will include a 655,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility to house manufacturing, engineering and R&D projects.
This investment in Michigan’s growing manufacturing area includes the purchase of 67 acres of land as well as the site of the former Thomas M. Cooley Law School Campus, which will provide future growth in the education of the next generation of robotics and automation workers. [Read more…] about Fanuc plans to double Michigan campus to accommodate ‘automation demand’
RC Mowers expands dealer network with addition of West Coast equipment company
RC Mowers, a manufacturer of remote-operated robotic mowers, has added another West Coast dealership to its expanding network with the onboarding of Cal-Line Equipment in California.
Tim Kubista, vice president of sales and marketing for RC Mowers, says: “Cal-Line has had a fantastic reputation as a top-notch equipment sales and service provider for nearly 40 years.
“While they’re primarily known for the sale and rental of large tree-clearing equipment, their strong standing in the landscaping community makes them a welcome addition to the RC Mowers family.” [Read more…] about RC Mowers expands dealer network with addition of West Coast equipment company
Medical Microinstruments secures $75 million to advance robotic microsurgery
Medical Microinstruments, a robotics company dedicated to improving clinical outcomes for patients undergoing microsurgery, says it has raised $75 million in Series B financing.
Deerfield Management led the round with participation from new investors, RA Capital Management and Biostar Capital, as well as existing investors, Andera Partners, Fountain Healthcare Partners, Panakès Partners and Sambatech.
The company also announced the addition of three new members to its board of directors. [Read more…] about Medical Microinstruments secures $75 million to advance robotic microsurgery
What are the benefits of using an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software?
ERP systems are designed to help businesses manage their core processes more effectively. By integrating all of your business data into a single system, you can get a real-time view of your operations and make informed decisions that drive growth.
There are many different types of ERP software on the market, each with its own unique features and benefits. There are specific ERPs for electronics industry, food industry, textile industry and so on. But how can an ERP benefit your industry specifically? Let’s take a look. [Read more…] about What are the benefits of using an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software?
Kollmorgen relocates to new premises in Sweden
Kollmorgen, a manufacturer of motor solutions for the robotics industry, is relocating to new premises in Gothenburg, Sweden.
The move is part of a strategic initiative to meet the future demands for automated guided vehicles and autonomous mobile robots, by expanding the business and increasing the innovation and development capacity.
The company says the relocation will increase speed of innovation and development, and improve training experience for partners and end-users. [Read more…] about Kollmorgen relocates to new premises in Sweden
AutoStore unveils new robot for its warehouse automation system
AutoStore, probably the leading provider of robotic automated storage and retrieval systems for warehouses, has launched its R5+ Robot.
The newest addition to the AutoStore Robot fleet will enable warehouses to manage larger items, thanks to the R5+’s ability to handle Bins up to 425 mm, the tallest Bins available in the AutoStore system.
Until now, this has been a premium feature possible only with AutoStore B1 Robot installations. The R5+ is now available for operations globally. [Read more…] about AutoStore unveils new robot for its warehouse automation system