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Current Trends In Industrial Robots
Recognizing the quickly advancing robotic trends helps production lines stay on top of the latest and greatest automated solutions. Here we list some of the newest robotic trends to look out for in the next few years.
ABB Releases the Single-Arm YuMi
ABB is excited to announce the release of a new family member to the YuMi series, the Single-Arm YuMi. This robot brings the same levels of precision and flexibility to production lines, especially the small parts assembly. It was also designed to be super easy to learn and train, making integration a breeze.
ABB's OmniCore Controller
ABB's OmniCore Controller is ready to handle the toughest of challenges while improving the performance and reliability of your factory floor. It will help provide class-leading path accuracy, high speeds, expert precision, and fast cycle times to your production line. Furthermore, this controller family has the software solutions necessary to turn industrial robots into collaborative robots.
First IRB 360 Built at ABB US Robot Factory!
The very first ABB IRB 360 has been constructed at the US Factory! It was built for a US based customer and is among the many other robots now built at ABB US.
Exciting New E-Series from Universal Robots
Universal Robots have released the E-series to include the UR3-e, UR5-e, and UR10-e that provide even simpler user interface and programming plus a force torque sensor in axis 6! Universal Robots continues to provide quick and reliable innovations!
Collaborative Robot Safety
Collaborative robots are becoming more enticing to manufacturers as they the perfect bridge for manual work and automation. These collaborative robots provide increased productivity and added value while also being incredibly safe. There are a variety of factors that help provide a safe environment for the workers who interact with them such as vision and sensors.
Enhance Automation and Fill in the Skills Gap with Machine Tending Robots
Machine tending can be integrated onto an automation line to further increase productivity, product quality, and overall safety. Machine tending robots can enhance the automation process even further by taking over the tedious and repetitive loading and unloading.
The Importance of Understanding your Swannecks
When understanding your complete welding operation, it is important to put these best practices and knowledge bits into action. The correct swanneck will ensure the torch neck will provide the repeatability necessary for optimal product quality.
Best Practices for Welding Contact Tips & Nozzles
There are many factors to look at when deciding on the best welding contact tips and nozzles for your production line. These include the specific materials chosen to include the hardness and conductivity, the threaded versus non-slip nozzles, and also the difference between drawn and drilled tips.
Common Issues for Torch Cables
Understanding how well welding torches perform or how it’s design stacks up against others in the industry is important. Looking at common issues and best practices for torch cables will help to bring greater quality and productivity.
Keyence Quality Inspection Tool LJ-V7000 Series
The Keyence LJ-V7000 series offers a non-contact inspection tool that decreases damage and human error. It brings incredibly fast speeds and precision to your production line.
The Fanuc M-430iA/2f Offers High Speed Picking and Packing
The Fanuc M-430iA/2F robot provides users with a high speed picking and packing robot. It brings an IP67 design and is USDA certified for handling packaged and unpackaged food. The M-430iA/2F offers a wide range of mounting options, slim arm, and compact footprint.