Tag: automation

Willy Wonka Elevator Is Nearing Reality

Willy Wonka Elevator Is Nearing Reality

| August 4, 2017

Thyssenkrupp has been working on a new type of elevator that they call the Multi.  It uses linear motor technology and can go vertical AND horizontal.  The elevator cars can switch rails and transition from vertical to horizontal at special intersections that reorient the back plane or carriage of the car. As a motion control […]

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Small in stature but huge in flexibility – Fanuc LR Mate Robots

Small in stature but huge in flexibility – Fanuc LR Mate Robots

| June 3, 2014

I see it all to often,  Custom machines built to do only 1 thing.  Though they have their place, that “place” is shrinking on a daily basis.  Today, robots offer the flexibility to retool at will, at a much lower cost that scrapping an entire custom machine.  This work cell uses a Fanuc LR Mate […]

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Holy hot cakes Batman! This robot is fast!

Holy hot cakes Batman! This robot is fast!

| March 31, 2014

This Flexpicker robot from ABB Robotics is picking and placing pancakes at a rate of 450 a minute.  The page says it’s hypnotizing .  Works for me.  Check out the link to see if you get hypnotized. ABB Flexpicker is moving some serious pancakes  

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Great video featuring Deimos and Kuka Robots

Great video featuring Deimos and Kuka Robots

| January 31, 2014

Ok…. so I’m a sucker for robots.  This should not be a surprise to anyone.  Most robot focused videos usually feature some pretty lame music and monotone voice overs.  This video does not.  It’s a demo video from Deimos promoting automation with the use of a very agile Kuka industrial robot.  It’s produced very well and […]

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