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NX-Series Safety Control Units - New Stand-Alone, Expandable Solution From Omron Connects Directly to Any Safety Device
The NX-series Safety Control Units inputs support direct connectivity to any kind of safety device.
Two years ago, Pro Mach established its Flexible Packaging Group to be a one-stop shop for flexible packaging. Today with strong annual growth and solutions from filling through palletizing, the group is more than realizing its promise (Pro Mach Flexible Packaging Group Booths C-3221, 3223, and 3323)
RoboBusiness 2015, September 23-24 at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, Calif.
BY GERRY SHIH for Reuters: In a cavernous showroom on the outskirts of this port city in northeastern China, softly whirring lathes and svelte robot arms represent Dalian Machine Tools Group's (DMTG) vision of an automated future for Chinese manufacturing. On closer inspection, however, most of the machines' control panels bear the logos of Japan's FANUC Corp or the German conglomerate Siemens. The imported control systems in DMTG's products – used in the assembly of everything from smartphones to cement trucks – are symbolic of the technology gap between Chinese and foreign industrial automation firms, just one of several challenges facing China's ambition to nurture a national robotics industry. Chinese robotics firms are also grappling with a weakening economy and slumping automotive sector, and industry insiders already predict a market bubble just three years after the central government issued policies to spur robotics development. "Last year everybody thought they could produce a robot," said Alan Lee, director of Asia sales and business development at Boston-based Rethink Robotics. "When you have market saturation you'll have filtering and M&A. These guys will be the first layer to suffer." It is a storyline familiar from other new industries such as solar panels: Beijing's policies and subsides trigger a wave of low-margin, low-cost contenders to rush into the market, where, with no meaningful technology of their own, they struggle to compete on price alone. Cont'd...
OMRON plans to acquire 100% of the outstanding shares of Adept common stock through an all cash tender offer followed by a second-step merger. OMRON will offer Adept investors $13.00 per share of Adept common stock, which represents a 63% premium over the closing price for Adept's common stock on September 15, 2015. This values Adept at approximately $200 million. OMRON will fund the tender offer through cash on hand. Commenting on the acquisition, Yutaka Miyanaga, OMRON Industrial Automation Business Company President, said, "We are delighted Adept Technology, a world leader in robotics, has agreed to join OMRON. This acquisition is part of our strategy to enhance our automation technology and position us for long term growth. Robotics will elevate our offering of advanced automation." Rob Cain, President and Chief Executive Officer of Adept, added, "We are excited about the opportunity to join OMRON, a global leader in automation. Together, our products will offer new innovative solutions to customers all around the globe." Full Press Release:
Pixus Technologies, a supplier of backplane, chassis, and embedded component solutions, now offers ejector handles and panels for 3U and 6U VPX boards.
Software engineering made easy with FAST application software module for robot kinematics and multi-axis coordination
Saft makes breakthrough into China's fast growing industrial robotics sector with lithium battery order for STEP Electric Corporation
· STEP Electric Corporation in China is installing Saft primary lithium batteries to provide memory backup for its industrial robots · Key order provides Saft with strategic entry into Chinas booming industrial robotics market
The Danish robot manufacturer, that pioneered the safety systems of collaborative robots, showcases product features that help lower the automation barrier, making a robot truly collaborative. The features on display at Pack Expo 2015 in Las Vegas are portability, ease of use, and integration.
Spatial Announces Next Generation 3D Software Development Toolkits - A Unified Portfolio Delivering Increased Capabilities and Robustness
Solving Industry Challenges in More Effective and Efficient Ways
The GP 6 S spindle gear is suitable for a wide variety of linear drive solutions.
DENSO Corp. has named Haruhiko "Hal" Kato president of DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc.
In-House Solutions is pleased to announce that Pitotech Co., Ltd. has signed on as an official reseller of OCTOPUZ Offline Robotic Programming and Simulation Software in Taiwan.
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Processing & Handling - Featured Product
Humans and robots can now share tasks - and this new partnership is on the verge of revolutionizing the production line. Today's drivers like data-driven services, decreasing product lifetimes and the need for product differentiation are putting flexibility paramount, and no technology is better suited to meet these needs than the Omron TM Series Collaborative Robot. With force feedback, collision detection technology and an intuitive, hand-guided teaching mechanism, the TM Series cobot is designed to work in immediate proximity to a human worker and is easier than ever to train on new tasks.