Wolfgang Candy, US based confectionery manufacturer, has deployed ABB Robotics’ two IRB 340 FlexPicker robots via JLS Automation, a major automation integrator.
Researchers at the Robotics Innovation Center (RIC) have developed a robot for handling packages by means of a Semantic Product Memory (SemProM) system.
Multivac, global provider of packaging and automation solutions, has contributed around $30,000 to almost 40 distinct charity organizations.
Schneider Packaging Equipment has released Tissue Tough robotic palletizers for providing cost-effective solutions for toilet paper, tissue and paper towel palletizing applications.
I’Anson Bros has included three Pacepacker bagging and robotic palletizing systems for reducing sack wastage. It was reported that the installation has enabled the company to reduce packing personnel by 40% and to manufacture 2 million sacks of animal feed every year.
Industrial robots make up the majority of the robotics industry. The international market is estimated to be worth around US$9.4 billion a year, with service robots making up around a third of this figure.
IMA LIFE has released UNILINE, an adaptable conveying, filling and capping system, which uses B&R Industrial Automation’s control technologies for streamlining its performance.
NASA is offering $20 million in support of the robotics non profit organisation ‘FIRST’ or For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology.
Adept Technology, Inc., a provider of intelligent vision-guided robotics and global robotics services, has announced it is exhibiting at the EMBALLAGE show in Paris Nord Villepinte in France from November 22 -- 25, 2010. The Adept PAC, featuring the company's high-speed parallel robot, Adept Quattro(TM) is on display in stand 5a B 087 at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre.
As a part of its incentive for student participation in science, technology and mathematics with a focus on robotic technology, NASA is providing up to $20 million over the next five years to support a national program.