OnRobot Launches Quick Changer, the Industry’s Lightest, Most Compact Robotics Tool Changer

OnRobot, a global leader in robotic End-of-Arm Tooling, is ready with a unique new patented tool changer for collaborative applications developed by Purple Robotics, recently acquired by OnRobot. Weighing only 200 g (7 oz.), the Quick Changer has a low impact on robot payload. Its compact size also adds minimal distance from the tool center point (TCP)…

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Mouser Inks Global Deal With Samtec

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry’s leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components, today announced a global distribution agreement with Samtec, a leader in the electronic interconnect industry and a global manufacturer of connectors, cables, optics and RF systems. Through the agreement, Mouser now stocks the full line…

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ECIA & PRI Release Audit Criteria for Counterfeit Mitigation

The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) and the Performance Review Institute (PRI) are pleased to announce the release of audit checklist AC7403. This checklist provides the framework for audit and certification through PRI to the requirements of the standard for counterfeit mitigation in authorized distribution, AS6496. Committee members who drafted AS6496 were involved in the…

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Electronics Leads August’s Red-Hot Factory Activity

Following a slight cool-down period in July, the nation’s factory activity is running hot. The Institute for Supply Management’s domestic production index, the PMI, grew by 3.2 percentage points to reach 61.3 in August. Any number above 50 indicates expansion. Moreover, the ISM’s leading sub-indexes, new orders and production, surged. New orders registered 65.1 percent, an…

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