ACS News
Announcing: New Deep Learning-Based
Image Analysis Software
Cognex ViDi Suite is the first deep learning-based image analysis software designed specifically for factory automation. It solves complex applications that are too difficult, tedious, or expensive for traditional machine vision systems. A breakthrough in complex inspection, part location, classification, and OCR, ViDi is ideal for:
  • Defect detection
  • Texture and material classification
  • Assembly verification and deformed part location
  • Character reading, including distorted print
New Piab Kenos KCS Vacuum Gripper
The KCS is a new complete vacuum gripper from Piab based on ejector technology, suitable for collaborative robots, with its lightweight and smooth design. The modular KCS will give an excellent grip on almost any type of surface, and therefore a unique level of flexibility when it comes to picking up objects. This wide range of use thereby eliminates the need for retooling. Thus, the cobot is ready for immediate use at different processes, ensuring optimal usage of its capacity.
The KCS is equipped with Piab’s latest high flow ejector. Paired with time and cost savings achieved through shorter downtimes and the lack of need for retooling, the Kenos® KCS gripper allows for a quick return on investment. 
Epson T3: The "All-in-One" SCARA Robot
The Epson T3 is dubbed as the "all-in-one" SCARA robot, and for good reason. It offers the high speed and high precision typical of Epson's other robots, while possessing the following features as well:

  • Built-in controller, and built-in power for end-of-arm tooling
  • Integrated vision guidance
  • Space-saving
  • Ultra-low cost
  • Installs in minutes
  • Same intuitive Epson RC+ software and powerful features found in Epson's high-end robots
  • Energy-saving
Announcing: New Robotiq Hand-E Gripper
Created specifically for use with Universal Robots, the new Robotiq Hand-E gripper boasts precision, durability, speed, strength, and more:
  • Plug + Play
  • Free programming software
  • 3 wide-stroke options
  • Multiple grip modes
  • Built-in position feedback
  • Part validation
  • Take control: adjust the gripper’s position, speed, and force, for a perfect grasp
  • Use a dual-gripper combo: reduce cycle time by adding multiple grippers on the same robot
  • Enable new applications with vision and force control: integrate seamlessly with the Robotiq FT 300 Force Torque Sensor and Wrist Camera
Employee Spotlight-
Meet Aaron
Aaron graduated from Tennessee Technological University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, and has spent over 4 years in the automation and manufacturing space. He loves the outdoors in all capacities, and has an avid passion for backpacking into territories unknown.

Upcoming Workshops
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