The Industrial Robotics and Machine Vision zone at the Guangzhou Automation Fair in March 2018 has already been sold out, reflecting the growing demand for robotics and automation technology in China.
Cable issues have been cited as the number one reason for downtime in robotics cells, so the way in which robot cables are attached and guided is important for robot reliability.
IFR has predicted that 1.7 million new industrial robots will be installed in factories worldwide by 2020, with China leading the charge.
Tolomatic's ACSI integrated servo motor now features support for Profinet.
Designed by a team of European researchers based in Belgium, mergeable nervous system robots retain full motion control regardless of how they are grouped, so the larger bodies function with a single controller, and once split use independent controllers.
The JXC series direct-input step motor controller now offers three additional communication protocols, namely DeviceNet, EtherCAT and Profinet, in addition to the EtherNet/IP fieldbus protocol that was available on previous models.
Omron's E5CD/E5ED digital temperature controllers are adaptive, using artificial intelligence to adjust PID loop parameters automatically.