Supply Chain


  • Robot uses reason to uncover hidden objects

    According to the MIT team, the FuseBot efficiently removes obstructing objects — some of which feature RFID tags — to extract a target item in reportedly half the time it takes other similar robotics systems.

  • Cobot strives to be coworker to humans in the manufacturing space

    Carter features a motorized base, a modified touchscreen and software that identifies and infers what human workers are doing based on their body language.

  • Andantex to introduce a new planetary reducer design concept at IMTS 2022

    This mechanical gearing system approaches the performance of a linear motor at the lower price of a rack and pinion linear axis.

  • Video: Universal Robots debuts new industrial cobot

    In addition to palletizing, Universal Robots expects the UR20 to be used for welding, material handling, machine loading and machine tending.

  • New line of SCARA robots introduced by Epson Robots

    The GX4 and GX8 SCARA robots offer high throughput, smooth motion control and heavy payloads with advanced Epson GYROPLUS technology.

  • Reusable hospital gowns expected to ease supply chain issues, eliminate waste

    Inova Health System teamed with a sports apparel manufacturer to design and produce new isolation gowns that reportedly fit better, cooler and are reusable up to 100 times.

  • 2022 State of the powder metallurgy industry in North America

    Despite global supply chain challenges, the future appears promising for the North American powder metallurgy sector.

  • Gideon introduces its autonomous case-picking robot

    The Casey autonomous case-picking robot is an autonomous mobile robot powered by AI and 3D vision with a load capacity of 10,000 kg, according to its developers.

  • Global Data Vision launches new solution for the global standards community

    The Global Directory was developed as an innovative platform for international organizations and is the world’s first central repository for industry-specific lab and testing services.

  • Festo introduces the first pneumatic cobot

    The Festo Cobot makes using cobots even cost-effective for small and medium-sized companies, as they often rely on manual work processes. This is achieved because of the flexible application options so that small batch sizes or work steps can also now be processed automatically.

  • Video: Autonomous forklift aims to keep the supply chain running

    The autonomous forklift, dubbed Trey, autonomously loads and unloads pallets in warehouse spaces, saving human workers an estimated 80% of their time.

  • The C-Flex bearing solution: A popular choice for motion control

    The growing popularity of the C-Flex bearing is not only due to the quality of the product, but also to its adaptation in today’s sustainability efforts.

  • AMETEK Haydon Kerk Pittman unveils new 57 mm size in IDEA motor series

    The programmable drive is designed for real-time, embedded motion control and is well-suited for autonomous and precise single-axis motion.

  • ABB’s High Speed Alignment software increases robot speeds by 70%, accuracy by 50%

    ABB’s High Speed Alignment software is reportedly the first to offer manufacturers the ability to increase the speed of 6-axis robots by 70%, and accuracy by 50%.

  • PVC armor cable assemblies are sealed to IP67

    The cable assemblies are ideal for applications in the industrial, military and commercial space.

  • Vecna Robotics, Big Joe to introduce a new co-bot pallet jack

    Vecna Robotics, a material handling automation solutions firm, has announced with Big Joe, a pedestrian material handling equipment firm, its latest autonomous offering for labor-intensive material-handling workflows called the Vecna CPJ.

  • OPEX introduces Infinity ASRS: A goods-to-person warehouse automation technology

    The Infinity solution combines unparalleled storage density, configurability and flexibility to meet the most pressing warehouse automation challenges for companies handling micro-fulfillment, omni-channel distribution, store replenishment and ecommerce.

  • Comau introduces material handling robot

    Comau’s new generation robot offers new levels of quality and supply chain flexibility in addition to cost-effective operation, as required by today’s high-growth market segments.

  • Cybersecurity for industrial systems: A roundtable series

    The age of the IIoT comes with a clear vulnerability: cyber threats to critical supply lines, infrastructure and manufacturing. Today’s thought leaders and industry experts are doing the critical thinking before this threat grows any further. These are discussions industrial and networking engineers and security experts can’t afford to miss.

  • Black-I Robotics introduces its Fullscope Mobile Heavy Lift Arm

    The heavy lift pick and place arm originally stemmed from a project that U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded to Black-I.

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