MOTION CONTROL: Motion Controls Robotics Inc. recently launched its redesigned website. The new website features updated content, videos and photos showcasing the various applications the company integrates for its customers including case and bag palletizing, depalletizing, flavored palletizing, container handling, SUBTA bottle unloading, descrambler and case packing, warehouse automation, pallet dispensing, blister pack loading and automatic guided vehicles and carts. Additional applications include assembly, machine tending, arc welding, material removal, vision integration and engineering services. Motion Controls Robotics will keep content fresh on its website by adding new videos and updated blog entries on a regular basis.
The website features a case studies and testimonials area so visitors can learn more about how Motion Controls Robotics works with its customers to develop successful robotic systems. The website also features a database of used/refurbished robots that are available for purchase from Motion Controls Robotics for a cost effective robotic solution. Manufacturers can also view an online catalog of service options and spare parts.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
Robots that walk have come a long way from simple barebones walking machines or pairs of legs without an upper body and head. Much of the research these days focuses on making more humanoid robots. But they are not all created equal.
The IEEE Computer Society has named the top 10 trends for 2014. You can expect the convergence of cloud computing and mobile devices, advances in health care data and devices, as well as privacy issues in social media to make the headlines. And 3D printing came out of nowhere to make a big splash.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.