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From Lean Connectivity to Lean Automation New Eaton HMI/PLCs Integrate SmartWire-DT Master

Eaton’s Electrical Sector, one of the leading manufacturers of components, systems and solutions for electrical engineering and automation, is launching new XV102 touch display PLCs which offer a high-performance HMI/PLCs with an […]

Siemens launches Sinumerik 808D to round off the lower end of the Sinumerik family

Bringing the benefits of CNC to the lower end of the lathe and milling machine performance range The Siemens Drive Technologies Division is introducing a new entry-level CNC solution for standard lathes […]

reisPAD: Robot programming with Tablet-PC

The reisPAD of Reis Robotics sets new standards in programming and operation of robots. On the Automatica, Reis presented the new control generation ROBOTstar-VI with the innovative portable teach pendant reisPAD in […]

DENSO Robotics Minimizes the Size of Robot Controllers

The new controller RC8 for industrial use is the world’s smallest of its class; nevertheless it fulfils highest security standards Compatibility, flexibility, and easy handling – these are the demands of companies […]


Beckhoff extends its range of EtherCAT infrastructure components

Beckhoff continues to extend its range of infrastructure components with the EtherCAT media converter for the bidirectional conversion of optical fibre physics to copper physics.


New Stäubli TP80 Fast Picker: The Next Generation Of High Speed Pickers

Stäubli Robotics is introducing the TP80 Fast Picker, a new series of high-speed pickers that deliver greater speeds, up to 200 picks per minute, and more flexibility at a lower cost to the packaging market…


Universities Robotics: Hands and Multi-fingered Grasps

Without the capability to hold, touch, lift, gesticulate, clean or use the hands and fingers, humans would only function partially in any living environment. So too, would robots if they cannot master […]


EtherCAT PLC with 12.5 µs cycle time using standard components

XFC: ultra-fast performance using standard components 12.5 µs cycle time, continuously maintained from the PLC to the I/O signals: This is eXtreme Fast Control – XFC. With the presentation at Hannover Messe […]


ABB introduces faster version of its smallest industrial robot

The new benchmark for rapid pick & place applications requiring extreme flexibility combined with industry leading 10 micron repeatability ABB has launched the IRB 120T, a faster variant of its smallest ever […]


Festo unveils new bionic grippers

Small, lightweight and powerful: Festo demonstrated how energy-efficient gripping principles found in nature can be applied in automation technology with the NanoForceGripper and the research project “PowerGripper” at Hanover Trade Fair 2012. […]


iRobot introduces new Scooba® Floor Washing Robots

iRobot Corp., a leader in delivering robotic technology-based solutions, today announced the expansion of its line of Scooba Floor Washing Robots. iRobot is introducing the compact Scooba 230 to markets in EMEA and Latin America…


Lenze: Panel Controller as all-in-one solution

Powerful hardware platform from Lenze for visualisation and control applications Lenze took not one but three devices from the new Panel Controller p500 family to Hannover Messe 2012. They are based on […]


MOTOMAN EPX1250 painting robot and ATEX applications: Small, blue, strong

YASKAWA is expanding the range of high-performance painting robots to include the compact MOTOMAN EPX1250. With a working range of 1,250 mm, this new ro-bot has been developed for smaller applications, but […]