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Introducing Rethink Robotics

Smart, collaborative robots for precision tasks
Rethink Robotics™ creates robots for the manufacturing industry that are different: robots that anyone can use, any company can afford, and that require no programming.
Sawyer™, a single-arm, high-performance robot designed to execute machine tending, circuit board testing and other precise tasks that have historically been impractical to automate with traditional industrial robots.
Sawyer adapts to real-world variability and are agile enough to change applications quickly and perform tasks like humans do.

Three Things to Know About IO-Link
Distributed modular I/O

IO-Link has become synonymous with the term "distributed modular I/O". We know it is universal, smart, and easy, but what exactly is IO-Link

In a nutshell, by utilizing a standard sensor cable, the IO-Link slave device speaks point to point with an IO-Link master. The IO-Link master then combines the data with other IO-Link slave devices and communicates over an industrial network or backplane to the controller. 

New Toshiba 6-Axis TVM Series

Longer arm length, higher inertia, increased load mass
Toshiba Machine's newest TVM 6-axis line is a vertically articulated robot series aimed at a multitude of industries, including automotive components, plastics, medical, packaging, and pharmaceutical, due to its high productivity in transfer and assembly and lightweight, reliable design.
  • TVM900/TSL3200E; Reach 1124mm, Payload 20kg
  • TVM1200/TSL3200E; Reach 1418mm, Payload 15kg
  • TVM1500/TSL3200E; Reach 1715mm, Payload 10kg
Combined with Toshiba Machine's robot vision recognition package, TSVision3D, the TVM also supports easy implementation of bin-picking automation. With such convenience, no CAD data is necessary for model registration. Instead, the introduction of an automated system is supported with an easy calibration procedure

High Performance VISOR ® V20
Low-cost vision code reader with 1.3 MP resolution

The new VISOR® V20 Standard rounds off Sensopart's portfolio of vision sensors with code reading functions.  The compact sensor reads all common 1 D barcodes and 2D data matrix codes. Typical applications involve identification of directly marked components.
The integrated 1.3 MP imaging chip also opens up applications for which the standard VGA resolution is insufficient, e.g. detection of several small codes in a large search area.
The VISOR® V20 series code reader is equipped with a compact, heavy-duty housing (IP 67) with integrated image recording, optics, lighting and signal processing. In addition to EthernetIP, the vision sensor also supports the fieldbus standard Profinet

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