AUTOMATION/ROBOTICS

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A look at the technologies for SAE Level 1 automation.

Gary S. Vasilash
Editor-in-Chief, Automotive Design & Production

SCARAs Get New Drives, Cleaner Design

Stäubli Group (staubli.com) has introduced a new line of four-axis SCARAs (selective compliance articulated robot arms), the  TS2, which features the company’s proprietary JCS drive technology, previously used only on the company’s six-axis machines, says Sebastien Schmitt, Robotics Division Manager, Stäubli North America.

Coolant-targeting Toolholders; Hybrid Metal Additive-Subtractive Machine; Fastems RoboCell

Coolant-targeting Toolholders; Hybrid Metal Additive-Subtractive Machine; Fastems RoboCell  

CNC Interior Leather Cutting System; Mobile App for CNC Monitoring; Long-stroke Gripper for Cobots

CNC Interior Leather Cutting System; Mobile App for CNC Monitoring; Long-stroke Gripper for Cobots
#MitsubishiElectric #Mitsubishi

Dexterous Cobot Speeds Inspection

On one of its lines at its Youngstown, Ohio, facility, contract manufacturer Comprehensive Logistics Inc. builds both gasoline and diesel engine subassemblies.

New SCARA from Fanuc provides speed and precision. Production

A look at some of the new automation technology that can improve productivity.
#BMW #Denso #ABB

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Robotic Sanding Tool for Improved Surfaces

End-effector allows consistency in surface prep
#3M

Omron and Production Traceability

Helping manufacturers hike quality by more closely tracking parts
#quality

Toyota to Launch. . . a City

Rather than just trying to see how advanced mobility and robotics will fit into existing structures, Toyota is building a city to help determine how these things can be best integrated into people’s lives
#people #Toyota

The Rise of Robots in Automotive

Yes, the auto industry continues to lead the way in robot orders according to the Robotic Industries Association.
#Ford

ABB Acquires Chinese EV Charging Specialist

Swiss engineering and robotics giant ABB Group has agreed to purchase 67% of Chargedot New Energy Technology Co., which supplies charging systems for electric vehicles.
#SAIC #BYD #Daimler

Nissan Touts New Robotics Tech for Old Parts

Nissan Motor Co. says it has developed a cost-efficient way to produce replacement parts for discontinued vehicles.
#tech #Nissan #asia

Robots in the Auto Industry

When it comes to the deployment of robots, the auto industry is the hands-down leader. Or maybe that should be “gripper down”
#Rivian #Volkswagen #sustainability

Mitsubishi Electric Automation’s Remarkable Training Program

Yes, unemployment rates are low, but for more than a million people, employment is elusive. One company helped some of those people
#MitsubishiElectric #Mitsubishi

Autonomous Vehicle for the Factory

Although this may not seem like much, it is actually an advanced, sensor-equipped, artificial intelligence running. . . autonomous vehicle (AV): However, this development, the MiR1000 is designed for use in factories, not on limited-access highways.

Machine Learning in Manufacturing

Production equipment is beginning to autonomously learn from experience.
#ABB #Durr

Bill Gates Meets LiDAR

While there is a burgeoning proliferation of companies that are in the LiDAR space, each with its own take on utilizing laser pulses to create a precise map of its surroundings for purposes of ADAS or full-blown automation, a Seattle-based company has a distinction that certainly sets it apart from its competitors.
#engineer

Exoskeleton Amplifies Human Strength—And Saves Backs

The Sarcos Guardian XO Max full-body, all-electric exoskeleton features strength amplification of up to 20 to 1, making 200 pounds—the suit’s upper limit—feel like 10 pounds for the user.