Articles About Robotic Components
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They're like real fingers, able to pick up hard stuff, a spark plug or a metal pipe connector, and pick up soft stuff without breaking or smushing it: an egg, a loaf of bread, a donut.
The complete product news section from the August 2008 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
The complete Product News section from the June 2011 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
Automate Show Examines the Integration of Robotics, Automation and Machine Vision, while Promat explores the latest in material handling technology.
With Pack Expo Las Vegas around the corner, we took a look at the state of the packaging industry today to see what you can expect at the show. The answer is more automation.
Corporate and personnel announcements from the April 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
Airships, gears, robots, steam power and buzzer-beating theatrics highlight the 2017 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition known as FIRST Steamworks.
Big components aim to revive the North American industrial market.
The complete Industry News section from the February 2013 issue of Power Transmission Engineering
The theme of this issue is integration. Mechanical components are being developed with embedded sensors. The components are talking to each other, sending information to the cloud and producing terabytes of big data to help manufacturers better understand their processes, predict problems and control costs.
Heavy industry. The phrase conjures images of mines and steel mills, of huge caverns underground, of cavern-like factories, of oldline companies operating heavy-duty machines for hightorque work. That's the image of heavy industry. Today, though, there's also another image. It's of an operator walking a steel mill's floor, looking at his smartphone or his tablet.
This issue Engineering Showcase features some of the leading suppliers of couplings.
The future of motion control is connectivity. Read this issue to learn why.
One of our goals at Power Transmission Engineering is to help you understand, identify and select the best technology for your mechanical power transmission or motion control applications. With every project, you have to decide which components to use, and which suppliers, based on functionality, quality and price. We aim to help you make those decisions informed by providing the latest information on current technology, especially when it comes to mechanical components.
While metal-to-plastic parts conversion actually began way back in the Fabulous Fifties, think toys, household products, etc., it is only in more recent years that plastic conversion has gained a firm foothold in the more strength- and lifetime-demanding applications such as aerospace, under-the-hood automotive, motors, valves, bearings and, as they say, much more.
Furrion is developing a mech in the hopes of launching racing into realms so far only explored by science fiction.
Hereâ™s what we know about Tremont, Illinois: Itâ™s a small village in Tazewell County, (population 2,400+), holds an annual summer turkey festival (quite popular) and the courthouse is a famous historic site where politician James Shields challenged an âœup-and-comingâ lawyer named Abraham Lincoln to a duel with cavalry broad swords (they showed up, but the duel never materialized). In 2016, you can add FIRST Robotics Competition World Champion to the villageâ™s rather eccentric list of accomplishments.
I robot. You robot. He robot. Robots are everywhere. For decades, they have been as prevalent on TV and in science fiction novels and movies as they are now on the worldâ™s factory floors—and operation rooms. Fiction is now fact.
The complete Industry News section from the October 2011 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
Nowadays, you can find scientists and engineers creating micro-robotic creatures for a slew of fascinating research projects.
Manufacturing employees have always kept their eyes on the robotic systems that continue to pop up in assembly lines and industrial workspaces. These metallic, low-maintenance robotic employees donâ™t waste time with smoke breaks or catching up on episodes of Lost. They tend to stick to the task at hand with little argument or attitude, giving human counterparts a bad name when they gripe about factory temperatures or lack of a decent dental plan.
While gear and bearing manufacturers engage in a wind energy arms race, the robotic automation industry has its sights set directly on the sun. Solar powerâ”wind energyâ™s somewhat neglected step brotherâ”has been gaining ground in alternative energy since 2001.
Before Mike Cicco was involved on the engineering side, he used to sell robotic systems to manufacturers. Most of his sales pitches were met with hesitation and skepticism as he tried to explain the âœbenefitsâ of replacing employees on the shop floor with an automated system.
Norkol Converting Corporation is one of the nationâ™s leading independently owned converters and distributors of commercial printing papers. The company has full production capabilities and state-of-the-art machinery for winding, trimming and sheeting. The company utilizes traditional slitter re-wind equipment that unwinds, slits and then re-winds paper to new dimensions. These conventional re-winders, while typically producing new widths of paper with clean cuts, work at an inefficient, slow pace.
The complete Industry News section from the February 2012 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
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It had no arms or legs to speak of; no fleshy, meaty exterior or squishy insides; no heart, no brain, no soul. It was just a protracted steel body, long and spindly, a rectangular âœheadâ at the end, and one glowing sensor. It wasnâ™t alive. It wasnâ™t sentient. It was a robot.
The complete Industry News section from the August 2014 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
The complete Industry News section from the October 2013 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
The complete Industry News section from the June 2012 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
The DARPA Robotics Challenge is creating first-response robots capable of going where the danger is.
ABB Robotics gets free advertising via summer blockbuster.