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08 May 2017
ClickSmart gripper kits for Sawyer cobots

ClickSmart: 5 New Gripper Kits for Sawyer Cobots

Rethink Robotics recently released five new gripper kits for their popular Sawyer collaborative robot. The five gripper kits — known as the ClickSmart series — include: Large vacuum kit Small vacuum kit Large pneumatic kit Small pneumatic kit Vacuum foam gripper THE 5 CLICKSMART GRIPPER KITS The vacuum foam gripper allows the robot to pick […]

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01 May 2017
Cognex 3D vision seminars pittsburgh

Complimentary 3D Vision Seminars

Join us to learn about new technologies for high-accuracy measurement and new In-Sight technology for machine vision inspections. Seminar attendees will learn how your dynamic manufacturing processes can benefit from these technologies. You will also learn about industry best practices for setting up systems for your applications. This seminar will be held on two dates […]

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24 Apr 2017
MiR mobile industrial robots

Mobile Robots in Manufacturing

There has been a lot of talk (and hype) in the last year or so about driverless cars. Tesla developed their “auto-pilot” technology that’s currently being used in thousands of vehicles today. Google has autonomous vehicles that have driven over 2 million miles on the streets of Austin, TX and Mountainview, CA.  Here in Pittsburgh, […]

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10 Apr 2017
Cognex barcode readers

4 Reasons to Switch from Laser Scanners to Cameras

Laser scanners have been around forever. If you work for a company that makes something that someone else needs to buy, you probably have laser scanners at your facility. The manufacturing industry has made a drastic shift towards image-based barcode readers (a.k.a. cameras) and has not looked back. If you haven’t gotten serious about taking […]

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08 Mar 2017
Mitsubishi Electric

IPM Motors: the Next Big Thing in Factory Automation?

For decades, machine builders and factories have relied on induction motors and variable frequency drives (VFDs) to provide an efficient means of motion control to their processes. The rationale behind the technology is relatively widespread: Efficient speed control throughout the full range of the motor Precise torque control Dynamic load adjustment VFDs also help to […]

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