“Swarm” robotics sounds like the stuff of science fiction, but it may actually be the future of the manufacturing industry. As NYU Tandon Professor Vikram Kapila told the group of manufacturing professionals gathered for the summer’s third OPS21 Robotics Awareness Workshop, swarm systems make integrating robotics into an industrial workplace safer and more efficient. Using LiDAR, robots that are part of a “swarm” on a manufacturing or warehouse floor can identify not only human workers and obstacles around them, but also each other.
What’s more, adds Professor Kapila, “Using these kind of robots has become easier and more cost-effective given advancements in cheaper sensors, embedded computing, and machine learning.” Other advancements, in areas like blockchain technology, allow robots in obstacle-ridden industrial settings to gain global awareness using minimal sensing and distributed computing.
Professor Kapila spoke at last week’s OPS21 workshop...
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Leuze electronic is one of the world’s innovation leaders in optical sensors and is internationally known as a leading manufacturer and solution provider in electrical automation. Its main focus is on the areas of intralogistics, packaging industry, tool manufacturing and automotive industry as well as medical technology. The product range includes switching and measuring sensors, identification systems, solutions for image processing and data transmission and also occupational safety components and...
The 3RW52’s are now “Released for Sale”. The 3RW5 family of soft starters extends our product range with market leading technology-features for practically every user application. The existing 3RW30 and 3RW40 soft starter family will remain for sale, giving us one of the broadest packages available on the market! The 3RW5 family is a game changer allowing us to broaden our market leadership in mo-tor control applications.
Top benefits of the 3RW52 soft starter:
Compact size – Less than 8” deep up to 400HP, easy to fit into MCCs, shallow cabinets and retrofits.
Flexible HMI choices – Install the high feature, standard, or omit the display based on the application requirements.
From standard applications to high-tech solutions – Leuze has a sensor product for every application, many are available with IO-Link capability !
Switching Sensors: Sensor solutions that detect an object optoelectronically, ultrasonically or inductively, with a large variety of different operating principles and designs
Measuring Sensors:Measuring sensors (analog or digital output) can actively check distances, position system parts, and monitor other part or target parameters.
Bar Code/Identification: 1-2D Bar Code Readers and RFID Transponders to provide identification and traceability in your industrial controls application
Products for Safety at Work: Leuze is one of the technology leaders in the area of optoelectronic safety sensors for industrial automation, offering various levels of safety protection (in accordance with...
Teledyne DALSA’s multi-line CMOS camera honored with Gold Innovators Award
Teledyne DALSA’s Linea ML was awarded Gold-level honors in the Fourth Annual Vision Systems Design Innovators Awards. Recognized as an industry leader, the Linea ML is a breakthrough in line scan imaging, allowing systems to image multiple fields in a single pass. For automated inspection, Teledyne DALSA’s innovative machine vision technology also includes robust and flexible industrial vision systems and sensors designed to satisfy a broad variety of user requirements to ensure product quality on the factory floor. These systems are compatible with a wide range of cameras for both area and line based imaging including Teledyne DALSA’s Gigabit Ethernet and Camera Link® cameras with mono or color sensors, as well as 3rd party alternatives.
Built-in, tool-centric Force/Torque sensor enables the e-Series cobots to take on applications requiring force control right out of the box.
A repeatability of 30 micron (0.03mm) in the UR3e and UR5e models and 50 micron (0.05mm) in the UR10e means e-Series cobots rival or outperform competitors such as KUKA LBR iiwa (±0.1mm), Rethink Robotics Sawyer (±0.1mm), ABB YuMi (±0.02mm) and FANUC CR-4iA (±0.013mm).
Re-designed user interface decreases cognitive load and expedites program development. Advanced users can utilize the new externally accessible, 500Hz system bus to implement more complex motion control algorithms or profiles.
New wrist-joint-tool communication interface reduces production line integration time and the hassle associated with routing cables between the end-effector and control cabinet.
Rittal TopTherm chillers feature the latest internal technology to deliver better performance to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
These chillers benefit from the latest advances in thermodynamic efficiency, most readily apparent in the repositioning of the unit’s condenser fan. Based on proven Rittal modular designs, these chillers can be customized to fit your specific requirements – and provide cooling capacity from 30,000 to 150,000 BTU.
These models provide high efficiency and a level of cooling you’ve come to expect from Rittal on a footprint that is only 24 inches deep.
AI 2xSG 4-/6-wire HS Siemens ET200 SP Strain Gauge Amplifier
•Fast measuring technology integrated in ET 200SP design
•Analog input for force and torque sensors
The module AI 2xSG 4-/6-wire HS incorporates into the group of the analog input modules.
It extends the functional range of the ET 200SP peripherals relating to a fast interpretation of force and torque sensors, based on strain gauge full bridges.
• Scale and calibrate from a user configured “maintenance” screen
• No drift of load cell amplifier to deal with
• Less parts (less points of failure)
• Easy configuration
Industrial router with security chip
Thanks to hardware-based storage of certificates and encryption, the security of the industrial router mbNET is significantly improved. Both the data communication and the routers themselves are much less vulnerable. A security chip (secure element) serves as a secure safe for passwords, certificates and keys. These are neither readable nor manipulatable - not even by a hardware hack. The data from processes and applications, such as remote maintenance connections or the web interface, are stored in an encrypted container, each are protected against each other and to the outside. This protects the user data against spying and manipulation. The security of the router itself is ensured by a fixed programmed bootloader (Secure Boot), which only accepts signed firmware updates in accordance with the stored security certificate (Secure Firmware). A new firmware is only started when the check was successful -...