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IQ Motion System with MRJ4 Servos from Mitsubishi Electric
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IQ Motion System with MRJ4 Servos from Mitsubishi Electric

Feature vibration suppression and auto tuning—fiber optic motion bus makes it easy to program high-speed synchronous applications with a graphical user interface.
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PLR Camera for Robotic De-racking Applications From Sick
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PLR Camera for Robotic De-racking Applications From Sick

Racks get bent and parts don’t always sit in the same place. This robot uses 2-D and 3-D camera to update its position for accurate picking of parts–-self-contained unit, no PC required, web-based interface can be set up and monitored from an HMI on the factory floor.
Tolomatic ERD product family
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Tolomatic ERD product family

Stainless-steel ERD electric cylinders are ideal for food and beverage and other wash down environments, where corrosion resistance, compact size and flexible motor sizing are important.
Staubli Robotics Fast Picker
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Staubli Robotics Fast Picker

New robotic technology for food processing and packaging applications, competes with Delta robots. 200 per minute, full repeatability to .05 mm throughout range of motion.
Demo Shows PLC, RFID, Profinet, and Variable Frequency Drive Technology
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Demo Shows PLC, RFID, Profinet, and Variable Frequency Drive Technology

Conveyor picking and delivery, conveyor replenishment and new product spotlight: Simogear geared motor delivers 96% mechanical efficiency, NEMA class, for conveyor applications.
Helukabel—flexible Wires and Cables
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Helukabel—flexible Wires and Cables

Cables & wires (control and data cables, continuous flex cables, hook-up wires, VFD cables), data, network & bus technology (fiber optics, bus cables, industrial Ethernet cables), custom & specialty cables (special requirements, extreme environments, wind & solar power), robotic service systems (robotic cables, system analysis, installation).
Universal Robots from Denmark, new to U.S. Market
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Universal Robots from Denmark, new to U.S. Market

6-axis articulated collaborative robots can work along side employees with no safety guarding, automatically stops when it comes into contact with human. Fast, accurate and flexible.
Robotics smoothes tote loading
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Robotics smoothes tote loading

Pack Flow Concepts showed a robotic system that takes individual packs from a tote or case and places them efficiently in a delivery tote.
Robot picks 180/min
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Robot picks 180/min

High-speed packaging robot from Fanuc that is especially suitable for food and beverage applications does up to 180 picks/min.
Robotic programming simplified
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Robotic programming simplified

Labview library for a Yaskawa robot was on display at the National Instruments’ Automate 2013 booth, and the demo included the use of a Sick Ranger laser 3D camera.

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