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Robotiq writers blog about what drives us as a company and what we consider as the new way of thinking about industrial manufacturing, automation and robotics including: the latest breakthroughs, flexible industrial automation, and high-mix, low- volume manufacturing.


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What is Included in Robotic Welding Systems?

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Considering getting into robotic welding? This article should help you wrap your head around robotic welding systems. What's considered a basic necessity for these welding machines? What are the possible different accessories for a robotic welding cell.

Top Manufacturers of Robotic Tool Changers

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Robotic tool changers are useful devices when you only have one robot station to carry out different processes. This short article collects a list of the main providers of robotic tool changers.

Robobusiness 2014 : Celebrating 10 Years of Robotics Business


Robobusiness is turning 10 this year and I had the privilege to be on the Advisory Council for this conference. Is the 70% increase in paid attendees and 33% increase in sponsorship a sign that robotics is at the much anticipated inflection point? To put this in perspective, it's always interesting to go back to similar articles that we've written after attending previous Robotics Trends' events (Robobusiness 2013, Robodevelopment 2007). Here are a few highlights from this year's event held recently in Boston.

Robobusiness 2014: What is Advanced Manufacturing with Robots?

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Last week during Robobusiness a Workshop on Advanced Manufacturing was held. As a sponsor of the event, we've put together a little video with some sequences coming from our customers to ask the question: "What is advanced manufacturing?" Is it experts pushing he boundaries of robotics? Or is it making robots accessible for everyone? In fact, the workshop answered mostly the latter question. Many discussions seemed like a flashback from the recent RIA Collaborative Robot Workshop. Here are a few notes and afterthoughts.

More Than Just a Parallel Gripper: How Does It Works?

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We have been providing different types of Adaptive Grippers for industrial and research applications since 2008. However, what does Adaptive really mean? And what is the difference between our Grippers and other regular parallel grippers. This blog post will give you the main points of what is so unique about our Adaptive Grippers. 

6-Axis Force Torque Sensor, What Does it Means?

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We recently launched a 6-axis Force Torque Sensor on the market. This article is to familiarize you more with this type of device. 

Sales of Parallel Robots Surged in 2013

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According to the latest Word Robotics report published by the International Federation of Robotics, sales of parallel robots were up 39% from 1,632 units in 2012 to 2,943 units in 2013. This increased demand comes mainly from the United States where sales of parallel robots surged 88% from 306 units in 2012 to 1,104 units in 2013. The reason for this increase was a considerable number of orders for Delta robots and the like from the food and beverage industry, as well as from the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. Indeed, the main applications for parallel robots are pick and place, packaging, and material handling.

Flexible Robotic Machine Tending Case Study

2-finger adaptive gripper case study

Simplicity, high ROI and flexibility convinced one of the largest manufacturers of electric motors in the world to manufacture some of their components using a Universal Robot paired with a 2-Finger Adaptive Gripper - 85. See what improvements they have made to their CNC machine operations and how they increased their production in the following article. 

For one of the largest electric motor manufacturers in the world with plants in different countries around the world and more than 13,000 employees, having an efficient process is always a priority. One of the most important components of an electric motor is the rotor shaft. The process required dealing with 3 different pieces of machining equipment, including 2 turning lathes and 1 keyseat milling machine. The whole process required up to a dozen manual tasks. The production involved between 300 and 500 rotor shafts a day depending on the shaft diameter.

Flexible Electric Grippers in Industry: Success Scenarios

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If you follow our blog you have probably recognized a trend in our blog posts. We often talk about flexibility. In fact, we since we find this such an important aspect of adaptive grippers we  put a lot of emphasis on showing people what are the advantages of having flexibility in manufacturing. More precisely flexible grippers. These grippers are not meant for all types of applications, however they can be leveraged to open new applications requiring flexibility. This article is about some of the applications that could benefit from using flexible grippers. 

Top 5 Applications for Robotic Electric Grippers

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Electric servo grippers offer a different set of functionality than pneumatic grippers. They trade speed and force for flexibility. In fact having specifications such as programmable; stroke, force and speed can make your applications a lot easier. To figure out for which applications is this useful, read on.

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