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  • Shake hands with a robot
    cutting tools and applied it to robot grippers. But the approach is proving to be both costly and ineffective. Unlike off-the-shelf cutting tools, grippers have customized jaws. The trial-and-error process used to make them is both labor intensive and difficult to scope in advance. Costs tend to balloon
  • Vision-guided Robot System Trims Parts
    Using a robot to trim flashing from an injection-molded-plastic part is not a new application. However, when the robot is being fed from six different lines, each with different dimensions and features-including some with metal cores inside the plastic-cost-effectively guiding a water-jet cutting
  • Modular Fixturing Halves Robot Welding Cycle Time
    in Schenectady, NY. As a contract manufacturer servicing a number of key industrial businesses, this progressive company faces expanding customer requirements that keep it on the cutting edge of technology. Many of Super Steel's jobs rely on specialized, dedicated fixtures. In some cases, the customer
  • Case Study: Vision Guided Robotics
    Using a robot to trim flashing from an injection-molded-plastic part is not a new application. However, when the robot is being fed from six different lines, each with different dimensions and features-including some with metal cores inside the plastic-cost-effectively guiding a water-jet cutting
  • Show-biz bots: The Next Act
    Advanced servomotors and software are making entertainment robots smarter and more capable than ever before. Max the anthropomorphic robot mirrors the moves of a human operator fitted with a sensored suit. Max can also be programmed to do a canned routine to music. A closeup of Max's arm reveals
  • One controller does it all
    Bundling CNC and PlC functions simplifies machine control. For more than 40 years, CNCs have been synonymous with high-precision machine tools. And the prime goal of CNCs has been ensuring the cutting head precisely follows a programmed toolpath. On the other hand, there is also an increasing
  • EETimes.com | Electronics Industry News for EEs & Engineering Managers
    . Spirit DSP, RMI team up for portable attack Spirit DSP (Moscow, Russia), a developer of embedded software for video and voice applications, has announced a platform and partnership agreement with multicore processor vendor RMI Corp. (Cupertino, Calif.). ASMI cutting 200 jobs in Netherlands as work
  • Tips For Selecting flexible cable
    Selecting the right cable for a job is a matter of comparing old problems with new requirements. Olflex Wire and Cable Inc. Robot 900 cable from Olflex withstands the torsional stress from the bending and twisting motions in robotic applications. Torsional stress tests subject the cable to well

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