With the introduction of openROBOTICS, partners COMAU and B&R are collaborating on robotics integration for machinery and production lines; the solution is based on a full lineup of COMAU robots that handle payloads ranging from 3 to 650 kilograms.
Despite increasing competitive and regulatory pressures, medical device manufacturers have an opportunity to seize a significantly growing market. Streamlining operations through automation will be key.
Matrox Imaging has announced that its Design Assistant machine vision software now supports DENSO’s binary control access protocol (b-CAP) robot interface; it can be used to implement vision-based guidance of DENSO robots without the need to directly program a DENSO robot controller.
The newly announced TwinCAT HMI system from Beckhoff Automation leverages IT standards such as Microsoft Visual Studio for the engineering, HTML5 for the design, and Websockets and HTTPS for secure communication.
The Unidrive HS30 and HS70 variable speed drives from Emerson, capable of output frequencies of 3,000 Hz, are suited to high speed applications frequently required for centrifuges for the food and beverage and oil industries.
Planetary screw assemblies from Rexroth feature new sizes; the drive elements with screw diameters up to 75 mm, and leads up to 20 mm, achieve static load capacities up to 1,496 kN while featuring compact design.
Previous columns have explored the potential and utility of data ranging from global integration of manufacturing, distribution, marketing, and social media down to simpler in-facility tracking and accounting of SKUs during production.