A modular system for Cartesian robots makes it simple to configure and add grippers, motors, linear modules and other equipment. The CamoLine, being previewed by Bosch Rexroth, represents a merger of Bosch and Rexroth technologies, according to Bashar Abdo, product manager. It also gives system integrators much more flexibility.
“Electromechanical and pneumatics can be integrated in one platform. Anyone can customize a robot with standardized components,” Abdo says. Along with common sizes and standardized positions for attachment holes, the modules include centering rings to simplify attachment.
Sales of semiconductors, interconnects, and other electronic components in North America were flat through the second quarter of 2015, reflecting a pattern that’s been repeating itself for several years.
An in-depth survey of 700 current and future users of 3D printing holds few surprises, but results emphasize some major trends already in progress. Two standouts are the big growth in end-use parts and metal additive manufacturing (AM) most respondents expect.
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