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Neonode announces partnership with HY-LINE Computer Components

Neonode announces partnership with HY-LINE Computer Components


HY-LINE Computer Components GmbH, an independent company within HY-LINE Group, is an experienced technology partner and applications specialist in the fields of display technology, embedded computing, and signal management and transfer.

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Baumer helps Arla Foods analyze energy consumption using flow sensors

Baumer helps Arla Foods analyze energy consumption using flow sensors


Dairy cooperative Arla Foods has, for the first time, created transparency over the energy consumed in cottage cheese production at its Falkenberg location. This involves the use of the Baumer Flex-Flow sensor, which is able to measure the temperature of the medium as well as the flow rate.

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Festo introduces BionicMobileAssistant robotic hand

Festo introduces BionicMobileAssistant robotic hand


The BionicMobileAssistant is a prototype of a robot system that moves independently in three dimensions and can identify objects, grip adaptively and work together with humans.

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Neonode announces partnership with HY-LINE Computer Components

HY-LINE Computer Components GmbH, an independent company within HY-LINE Group, is an experienced technology partner and applications specialist in the fields of display technology, embedded computing, and signal management and transfer.

Baumer helps Arla Foods analyze energy consumption using flow sensors

Dairy cooperative Arla Foods has, for the first time, created transparency over the energy consumed in cottage cheese production at its Falkenberg location. This involves the use of the Baumer Flex-Flow sensor, which is able to measure the temperature of the medium as well as the flow rate.

Festo introduces BionicMobileAssistant robotic hand

The BionicMobileAssistant is a prototype of a robot system that moves independently in three dimensions and can identify objects, grip adaptively and work together with humans.

AMETEK helps Ternium enhance steel inspection process

Ternium S.A., a steel manufacturer in the Americas, wanted to find a way to minimize these breakages, safeguarding the mechanical integrity of the mill and ensuring maximum process continuity.

HARTING and seven other manufacturers establish M12 standard for push-pull locking mechanism

Phoenix Contact, HARTING, Molex, Murrelektronik, Binder, CONEC, ESCHA and Weidmüller have come together to establish a standard for the push-pull locking mechanism of M12 connectors on the market. Together, they are pursuing the one goal of ensuring compatibility across manufacturers.

ARC Advisory Group releases Low Voltage Controlgear market report

This ARC research explores current and historical market performance and related technology and business trends, identifies leading technology suppliers, and provides five-year (global/regional) forecasts for the low voltage controlgear market. 

FANUC America offers free trial of CNC GUIDE

To assist machine tool operators and builders through the rough economic times created in 2020, FANUC is offering this simulation tool at no cost.

AutoGuide Mobile Robots announces opening of Massachusetts test facility

Companies considering AMRs for their manufacturing, warehouse or other e-commerce-related distribution applications can virtually visit the test facility now—with the facility opening for onsite visits following Massachusetts’ phased re-opening guidelinesto see how the AMRs would work in their own facilities.  

Kryon announces completion of Forrester Economic Impact Study

The study was commissioned by Kryon to answer the ever-present question for any company taking its first steps toward an RPA implementation. On June 17, 2020, Kryon hosted a webinar featuring Forrester to discuss the results of the TEI.

Association for Advancing Automation (A3) partners to launch Robot Nation podcast

The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) and industry expert Jim Beretta have partnered to launch the Robot Nation podcast, featuring a series of conversations with experts and thought leaders in robotics and automation.

OnRobot introduces smart Screwdriver

Programming the OnRobot Screwdriver is done by entering the appropriate screw length and torque value into the user interface that is integrated into the teach pendant of any robot.

Rise of the Robots: How Robotics Are Rising to New Challenges in the COVID-19 Era

By Cory Fogg
Here are few of areas outside of the factory where innovative robotic solutions are the answers to specific needs.

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