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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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Introducing the Numatics 502 Series Directional Control Valves

July 11th, 2017 · News, Pneumatic & Vacuum

High Flow Rates and the Widest Range of Accessories Numatics 502 Series valves (18mm) have up to 30% greater flow than the products they replace — making them ideal for design engineers desiring a more compact valve, or for those who want to increase a machine’s work capacity using the same size valve. These new […]

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SICK KTS/KTX Compact Contrast Sensor

June 26th, 2017 · News, Sensors

KTS and KTX powerful contrast sensors are the result of a forward-looking, innovative platform. The patented TwinEye technology for improved contrast detection and sensing distance tolerance (+- 5 mm), the specially developed three-color LED with its high-precision, color-mixed light spot, and the jitter that has been minimized to a level never before seen, coupled with […]

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IAI EC ELECYILNDER – A New Era of Switching Air to Electric Actuators

June 14th, 2017 · Motion Control, News, Pneumatic & Vacuum

Designed for simplicity from start-up to maintenance Ushering in a new era of easy electric cylinder control, the easy ELECylinder is designed for simplicity from start-up to maintenance. Speed / Acceleration settings can be set in just 5 minutes. No time-consuming programming is necessary.  You can also operate it with ON / OFF signals, like […]

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ClickSmart Gripper Kits for Sawyer Robots

June 13th, 2017 · News, Robotics

We are excited to announce the ClickSmart™ family of gripper kits, a unique solution for end-of-arm tooling for Sawyer that incorporates smart sensing and rapid swapping capabilities, resulting in the first fully integrated robotic solution available on the market through a single vendor. Rethink’s complete solution continues to simplify robot deployments. When the ClickSmart Plate […]

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