Robots & Automation

Highly compact and flexible tool handling solution

The tool terminal developed by Wassermann Technologie in collaboration with system integrator Becker Engineering is characterized by an exceptionally compact design and high flexibility. This is largely due to the open and modular control technology from Beckhoff, with which machine tools can be seamlessly connected to the most diverse control systems available.

Students learn to program robots

Ulm University of Applied Sciences offers the elective subject of Robotics. In this course, students learn to program KUKA robots and carry out exciting experiments in the process. The elective subject always arouses great interest.

New R-2000iC Model for Upside Down Mounting

The six-axes R-2000iC/220U introduced by FANUC, which complements FANUC’s highly successful R-2000 robot series. The new R-2000iC/220U model is the successor to the iB version with 220 kg payload capacity.

ABB unveils newest member of the YuMi family

Building on the success of YuMi®, the world’s first truly collaborative, dual-arm industrial robot, ABB unveils its single-arm collaborative robot, which combines industry-leading capabilities with a much smaller footprint.

DMG MORI and HEITEC strengthen automation expertize

Two strong partners are combining their know-how to speed up the development of innovative automation solutions: DMG MORI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT and HEITEC AG are founding the joint venture “DMG MORI HEITEC“ – perfectly timed to coincide with the start of the SPS IPC Drives in Nuremberg, the leading trade fair in Europe for electric automation.

Complete automation for new welding robot

The Nuremberg-based drive and automation specialist Baumüller has developed the new welding robot QIROX QRC-290 together with Cloos, a manufacturer for robot and welding technology. The new six-axis articulated robot can hold welding torches with a weight of up to 4 kg and impresses with very precise dynamic movements at a high speed.

Yaskawa Motoman Collaborative Robot Offers Flexible and Affordable Task Automation

Featuring power and force limiting technology, Yaskawa Motoman’s new six-axis HC10 collaborative robot works safely with, or in close proximity to humans by stopping the robot in the event of contact with an operator. Dual torque sensors in all joints constantly monitor force to quickly react to contact; something typically only found in more expensive systems. It is designed to eliminate operator pinch points while through-arm utilities hide cabling and increase safety by reducing the risks of snagging or interference with other equipment.

Keio University Research: Innovative touch sensitive avatar-robotic arm based on real time haptics

Researchers at Keio University’s Haptics Research Center have developed a ‘real-time-avatar-robotic arm’ that transmits sound, vision, and highly sensitive feelings of touch to remotely located users. This innovative touch sensitive robotic technology was reported in the October 2017 issue of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics and demonstrated at CEATEC (October 2017, Tokyo). The technology is expected to find applications in areas such as industrial manufacturing, harvesting farm produce, and nursing care. 

KUKA Medical Robotics

KUKA is a leader in the use of robots in medical technology. The team from KUKA Medical Robotics adapts robot systems to many different applications in medicine, making use of the robots’ accuracy, flexibility and reliability.