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Actuators for Adding a Seventh Axis to Your Robotic System

February 16th, 2018 · Motion Control, Robotics

Adding a seventh axis to your six-axis robotic system can be beneficial in a number of ways. Your work envelope is expanded, allowing the use of smaller, less-expensive robots. Parts can also be transferred to multiple workstations at greater distances, and more machines and processes are able to be serviced with one robot, which reduces […]

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Wireless Data Setting for Electric Cylinders

February 1st, 2018 · Motion Control, News

Set operating conditions  with wireless connection Now the ELECylinders position adjustments and operating conditions can be set by the TB-03 teaching pendant from outside the equipment, even without a cable connection. The TB-03 can monitor the operating status of up to 16 axes while receiving wireless data from the ELECylinder. Error recovery time can also be shortened by troubleshooting […]

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Zero Days: cyber-warfare movie about StuxNet and Industrial IoT security.

January 9th, 2018 · News, Videos

A movie called Zero Days about cyber-warfare subverting Industrial IoT security, or lack there of, presents all the reasons Data Commander is needed for secure OT-IT data exchange.  For years elliTek has been championing the Data Commander to isolate operations technology (OT) from IT networks to protect manufacturers’ network security and machine uptime. Now a new movie called Zero […]

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MiRHook™ Mobile Industrial Robot

January 9th, 2018 · News, Robotics

Autonomous mobile robot for towing and transport jobs MiRHook™ is ideal for a wide range of towing jobs, such as efficiently moving heavy products between locations in a manufacturing facility or warehouse. The MiRHook™ 200 supports the transport of loads up to 500 kg (1100 lbs), providing exciting new internal logistics options for heavy or […]

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Rethink Robotics Introduces Intera 5.2 with Insights

November 17th, 2017 · News, Robotics

Rethink Robotics’ recent release of Intera® 5.2 is an expansion of its first-of-its-kind Intera software platform that provides critical data insights to manufacturers in real time. Rethink Robotics’ Sawyer™ gives operators and line managers valuable data at a glance, including metrics such as cycle time, part count, speed and force. The new feature, Intera Insights, displays key performance indicators […]

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Machine Safety & Collaborative Robot Seminars – December 11th

October 31st, 2017 · News

Gibson Engineering will be hosting two complimentary seminars covering Machine Safety and Collaborative Robots. Each session will take you through the steps for implementing safety and risk assessment, and explore the exciting technology that collaborative robots are using when deployed in manufacturing. Get more information and register to attend this FREE event.

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Data Commander MES Gateway Appliance

September 25th, 2017 · Controls & Visualization

Move data between factory floor machines and Enterprise/IT level databases without a PC The Data Commander™ is an MES gateway appliance replacing PCs and OPC middleware on the factory floor for connecting factory automation with database servers. It is designed as industrial hardened firmware using point-and-click setup to deliver manufacturing intelligence in minutes versus days. A high-speed, two-way […]

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Intelligent Actuator Rotating 2-Axis Wrist Unit

September 5th, 2017 · News, Robotics

Ideal for reducing costs when 6-axis robot is not necessary IAI’s Unique WU Series Wrist Unit design makes it light weight and compact in size.  
Equipped with a battery-less absolute encoder as standard, the WU Series is a low cost alternative, compared to 6-axis articulated robots making it ideal for reducing the cost of equipment. Diagonal approaches […]

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SICK TR10 Lock Ensures PLe/SIL3 Safety Locking

August 14th, 2017 · Safety/Frames/Conveyors

Highly-reliable mechanical locking of moveable safety protection The SICK TR10 Lock is a safety locking device providing PLe (EN ISO 13849) SIL3 (IEC 61508) protection for personnel and processes through physical locking of moveable safety equipment such as guards and screens to prevent access to, or interference with, machinery in a hazardous area. The TR10 […]

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SICK STR1 Transponder Safety Switch

July 24th, 2017 · News, Safety/Frames/Conveyors

With its STR1 transponder safety switch together with the safety controllers, SICK provides a perfectly matched system for applications that require a high degree of tamper-proofing. The STR1’s high degree of tamper-proofing is guaranteed thanks to the available coding types (universal, unique, and permanent). It has monitored semiconductor outputs (OSSDs), can be safely connected either […]

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