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Rethink Robotics Logo Rethink Robotics Releases Intera 5
A new approach to automation
Intera 5 is a whole new approach to automation and the force behind Sawyer, the world's fastest-to-deploy robots. Software is your bridge to the world of collaborative robots, and Intera allows anyone to become an expert. A graphical user interface enables existing personnel to create and modify robot tasks as needed.
  • Vision guided picking/placing  
  • Dynamic robot positioning system
  • Gateway to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
  • Adaptive decision making the force behavior and force sensitivity
Cognex Logo In-Sight VC200 Machine Vision System
The world's only multi-smart camera vision system

The In-Sight® VC200 multi smart camera vision system brings the proven reliability of standalone In-Sight vision systems to multi camera vision applications. You can easily attach up to four In-Sight smart cameras to a controller for multi-view inspections in your manufacturing environment. 
For the first time, you can leverage the power of distributed computing with multiple smart cameras for high-performance applications. 
While traditional multi-camera systems slow down with each additional camera, the processing power of the In-Sight VC200 vision system actually increases with each smart camera added

HydroClean Conveyors Now NSF Certified
The first low profile belt conveyor NSF Certified
QC Industries' HydroClean Conveyors recently received certification from NSF International, making them the first low profile belt conveyors with such a distinction. NSF is among the world's most respected independent certification organizations. 
They have verified that HydroClean Conveyors comply with NSF/ANSI 2 standards for sanitary equipment, such as minimal horizontal surfaces where water can collect, no exposed threads, and the use of hex head fasteners. All of these features are designed to eliminate opportunities for bacteria growth.

This conveyor exceeds sanitary standards by requiring no tools to disassemble for routine, in place cleaning .
Parker LogoChoosing the Right Screw Drive Train
Performance Calculator
While choosing to use a lead screw seems straight forward, choosing between ball and roller screws can be daunting. You can simplify the selection process by approaching the application systematically and applying an actuator performance calculator.
To choose the proper technology, consider quantifying metrics rather than relying upon product labeling and initial perception.   In this example, the objective is to maximize the life of a particular actuator. Given the high duty cycle of this application, this analysis will focus on electric cylinder screw options of similar pitch and packaging

Higher load capacity than other low-cost linear slide products

FULRiDE™ is a roller type linear motion product equipped with internally developed CROXY bearing. Smooth linear movement and higher load capability are achieved by the smooth rotation of CROXY bearing. Low cost is brought by the simplified design. FULRiDE can be applied to belt-type actuator.
  • Linear motion product featuring thrust angular contact ball bearings
  • Rail: Aluminum and heat treated stainless steel
  • Bearing: NSK CROXYTM thrust angular contact ball bearings
  • Slider: Stainless steel
  • Integrated hard stops
  • Applicable for belt-type actuators
Advantech logo Advantech SmartSwarm 341
Asset integration gateway

Seamlessly integrate data from diverse systems, devices and sensors into the Industrial Internet of Things.

Intelligent data collection, processing and transmission enables migration beyond today's descriptive analytics, which can only reactively describe what happened and why, towards predictive and prescriptive analytics that can derive meaning from intelligent data and proactively prescribe actions to increase efficiency and reduce unplanned downtime.

SmartSwarm 341 IIoT gateway allows monitoring in remote and demanding locations at a much more reasonable price point per node than forerunner wireless technologies such as WirelessHART, WiFi, and Proprietary RF.



Intera 5 Sawyer Demonstration


In-Sight VC200 Multi-Smart Camera Vision System



HydroClean Sanitary Belt Conveyor

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