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  • Pack Expo 2000 -- Automation, automation, automation
    Smart machines take the elbow grease out of packaging. The Fanuc Robotics' M-410i robot uses an end-of-arm tool and Random Unit PalletTool Software to pick random box sizes and build a stable pallet load. MotoSim offline programming software from Motoman lets users create, simulate, and test robot
  • No More Spaghetti, Please
    of an end of the arm tool, from servo guns to material handlers, " says Joe Gazzarato, manager of the Fanuc engineering body shop. "It's also the first time a customer required a warranty that covers cables and hoses, normally considered consumables. " In today's aggressive body shops, it's difficult
  • Medical Device Link .
    with a giant robotic arm called Canadarm2. The 18-m arm has no fixed end and can travel like an inchworm, allowing it to reach parts of the station that would normally be inaccessible. Although it cannot support its own weight on Earth, in space it is a highly sensitive mechanical tool that can
  • Better dredger - Embedded computers power undersea ROV
    of soil. It also carries a 130-kW telescopic arm that extends 9 m. Various tools fits on its working end for tasks such as dredging and cutting pipe. Operators
  • | Electronics Industry News for EEs & Engineering Managers
    ARM ponders a four-processor core While stressing that his paper at the Multiprocessing System-on-Chip (MPSOC) conference discussed a research project, John Goodacre, multiprocessing core manager at ARM Ltd. (Cambridge, England), disclosed some of the thinking at the company. Tool vendors mulling
  • Open Network Eliminates Tray-Loader Wiring Problems
    that snaked back to the junction block and the control panel. This strategy was expensive and space consuming. Connections to the articulating robot were difficult as well. Robot makers provide only a limited number of conductors to control end-of-arm (EOA) tooling, problematic because Distech offers
  • MICRO: 2004 Greatest Hits
    pods, on end effectors or aligners, in loadlocks, and in process chambers to ensure that stations are level and coplanar. The device provides precise pitch-and-roll measurements --accurate to +-0.03 --that can be logged to relate coplanarity with yield and determine optimal tool adjustments

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