OnRobot Launches Innovative New Collaborative Grippers & Force-Torque Sensor Upgrades

Munich/Odense – OnRobot, the new company formed through the merger of the three international companies On Robot, OptoForce and Perception Robotics, will present its first new products at automatica 2018. The Gecko Gripper, Polyskin Tactile Gripper, RG2-FT gripper and a technical upgrade of the HEX force-torque sensor product line based on OptoForce technology will open…

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Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) Brings Safe and Collaborative Autonomous Mobile Robots to Heavy Industrial Transport

Odense, Denmark –  At automatica 2018 this week, Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) launched its latest innovation: the MiR500 autonomous mobile robot (AMR). The robot has a lifting capacity of 500 kg (1102 lbs) and can automatically collect, transport and deliver pallets with speeds of nearly 4.5 miles per hour (mph). The MiR500 joins the MiR100 and MiR200…

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5 OEMs Unite Their Supply Chains on Single Digital Platform “Ecosystem”

Detroit, MI    – Surgere, the industry leader in providing digitized visibility and control in the automotive supply chain, has announced a large-scale deployment of their shared platform that represents an unprecedented unification of automakers and the growing list of their suppliers. The Surgere digital environment directly tackles the inherent loss and inefficiency in the automotive…

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components, chip industry, trade war, tariffs, U.S., China

Chip Industry Holds Its Breath as Trade War Heats Up

Semiconductor industry analysts and market watchers expressed concern after U.S. President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. would impose 25 percent tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese goods, including many products in the semiconductor supply chain. U.S. chip firms and their suppliers largely oppose the tariffs and the escalation of a trade war between the world’s…

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Lansdale Wins Raytheon’s Supplier Excellence Award

Dale Lillard, President, Lansdale Semiconductor, Inc., recently announced that the company achieved a 4-Star Supplier Excellence Award from Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems for the fifth consecutive year. Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems business instituted the annual Supplier Excellence Awards program to recognize suppliers who have provided outstanding service and partnership in exceeding customer requirements. Award candidates…

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Future Electronics Continues to Meet Customer Demand Despite Severe Worldwide Capacitor Shortage

Montreal, Canada – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, has taken significant steps to help customers survive the ongoing global supply crisis in capacitors and related passive components.  The electronics industry is facing a severe and unprecedented shortage of capacitors, resistors, and power inductors. According to many franchised suppliers, these shortages may continue…

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