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Integrated vision sensors with lighting and touch panel interface
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Integrated vision sensors with lighting and touch panel interface

Banner Engineering demonstrates how its iVu Integrated Vision Sensors for bar code, date-code presence/absence and other applications can be made more effective by integrating lighting, vision sensing and a user-friendly touch-panel interface.
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Demo Shows PLC, RFID, Profinet, and Variable Frequency Drive Technology
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Demo Shows PLC, RFID, Profinet, and Variable Frequency Drive Technology

Conveyor picking and delivery, conveyor replenishment and new product spotlight: Simogear geared motor delivers 96% mechanical efficiency, NEMA class, for conveyor applications.
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Universal Robots from Denmark, new to U.S. Market
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Universal Robots from Denmark, new to U.S. Market

6-axis articulated collaborative robots can work along side employees with no safety guarding, automatically stops when it comes into contact with human. Fast, accurate and flexible.
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 Tolomatic ERD product family
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Tolomatic ERD product family

Stainless-steel ERD electric cylinders are ideal for food and beverage and other wash down environments, where corrosion resistance, compact size and flexible motor sizing are important.
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 Staubli Robotics Fast Picker
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Staubli Robotics Fast Picker

New robotic technology for food processing and packaging applications, competes with Delta robots. 200 per minute, full repeatability to .05 mm throughout range of motion.
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PLR Camera for Robotic De-racking Applications From Sick
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PLR Camera for Robotic De-racking Applications From Sick

Racks get bent and parts don’t always sit in the same place. This robot uses 2-D and 3-D camera to update its position for accurate picking of parts–-self-contained unit, no PC required, web-based interface can be set up and monitored from an HMI on the factory floor.
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Helukabel—Flexible Wires and Cables
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Helukabel—Flexible Wires and Cables

Cables & wires (control and data cables, continuous flex cables, hook-up wires, VFD cables), data, network & bus technology (fiber optics, bus cables, industrial Ethernet cables), custom & specialty cables (special requirements, extreme environments, wind & solar power), robotic serv
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IQ Motion System with MRJ4 Servos from Mitsubishi Electric
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IQ Motion System with MRJ4 Servos from Mitsubishi Electric

Feature vibration suppression and auto tuning—fiber optic motion bus makes it easy to program high-speed synchronous applications with a graphical user interface.
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Robotics smoothes tote loading
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Robotics smoothes tote loading

Pack Flow Concepts showed a robotic system that takes individual packs from a tote or case and places them efficiently in a delivery tote.
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Robotic picking at 300/min
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Robotic picking at 300/min

Schneider's Robotic cartoning and case-loading system uses a delta-style robot and a machine vision system to locate and pick items at speeds to 300/min.
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A robot for $22,000?
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A robot for $22,000?

Baxter is a $22,000 robot from Rethink Robotics that performs repetitive tasks at modest speeds. Force-sensing technologies make it extremely safe for operation around human beings.
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Collaborative robot
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Collaborative robot

Lightweight, collaborative robot designed by Universal Robots is meant to be used in close proximity with humans and can be moved around from position to position in the plant.
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Dual-head robotic picking
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Dual-head robotic picking

The Motoman Robotics Div. of Yaskawa Americas featured a dual-head robotic picking system that handles up to 185 picks/min.
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Robot picks 180/min
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Robot picks 180/min

High-speed packaging robot from Fanuc that is especially suitable for food and beverage applications does up to 180 picks/min.
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Robotic picking in high speed
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Robotic picking in high speed

The TP80 fast picker from Stäubli Robotics is ideal for high speeds and low payloads with high accuracy.
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