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Highlights

+++ IFR: CEO Round Table 2019 +++ U.S.-News & World Report: Too Few Robots in the West Compared to Asia +++ IFR: Global industrial robot sales doubled over the past five years +++ ASSOCIATED PRESS: Service Robots: Global Sales Value up 39 Percent - Says IFR +++

Panasonic and A1 Towing Ltd: Flexible requirements meet automated processes!

Sep 18, 2015 —

A1 Towing Ltd , a leading manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket Towbar systems recently invested in a Panasonic TAWERS robot welding system

Intelligent and safe automation of assembly processes

Fraunhofer IPA, Germany - IFR R&D Institute

Sep 17, 2015 — Scientists at Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA are developing a new assembly automation process that makes industrial robots significantly easier and faster to program, as well as a collaborative and safe assembly workstation for riveting applications.

D4 HD IP69K - Delta Pick & Place Robots for the packaging industry

Codian Robotics, Netherlands - IFR Robot Supplier

Sep 17, 2015 — Codian Robotics develops Delta Pick & Place Robots for the packaging industry with a focus on the pharmaceutical and food industries. Codian Robotics is a flexible and customer-oriented partner for OEM companies. By enabling our expertise, our customers can fully focus on building and selling their products.

More room for creative ideas!

BlueBotics, Switzerland - IFR Robot Supplier

Sep 17, 2015 — AGVs - Automated Guided Vehicles - are the backbone of today's material handling industry. The AGV market is experiencing tremendous growth, supporting the sector with high-tech along the entire value chain. Indeed, the AGV market is expected to total more than 2B$ by 2020 and to reach 10B$ by 2030.

Adept Technology Introduces New High-Speed Packaging Robot

Adept, USA - IFR Robot Supplier

Sep 17, 2015 — Adept Technology has introduced a new parallel robot, the Hornet 565. Featuring high-speed pick and place capabilities, the Hornet 565 offers ease of deployment and advanced performance ideal for packaging applications.

Employees at Elos Medtech Pinol now save 1,650 kilometers of walking annually

Sep 17, 2015 —

The gains of automating internal goods transport with a MiR100 robot have been very tangible at Elos Medtech, where staff used to walk an average of 7.5 kilometers a day, pushing goods on a cart between departments.

Blog

Why Japan leads industrial robot production
The Japanese robot industry – the past and the future - IFR Member Blog

Topics and Definitions

Industrial Robots

The IFR’s use of the term “industrial robot” is based on the definition of the ISO: an “automatically controlled, reprogrammable multipurpose manipulator programmable in three or more axes”

Service Robots

The International Organization for Standardization defines a “service robot” as a robot “that performs useful tasks for humans or equipment excluding industrial automation applications”

Robotics Research

The IFR fosters links between the robotics industry and institutes. Our members engage in an intensive exchange on new technologies and emerging robots at the International Symposium on Robotics ISR

Position Papers

Information and IFR opinion on topical issues regarding robots and automation

Case Studies

Case Studies of Industrial and Service Robots. Robots in action can be found everywhere. Robot Manufacturers give examples of robot applications in different industries

Standardization

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is the worldwide federation of national standards organizations. Standards concerning robots are prepared by ISO Technical Committee 299 with the title “Robotics”

Events

AUTOMATE 2019

April 08- April 11, 2019

Held once every two years in the United States, Automate is the broadest automation solutions event in North America, affording the best overview of the entire industry.

ISR 2019 Americas

April 08- April 11, 2019

The 51st International Symposium on Robotics (ISR 2019 Americas) takes place at the McCormick Place in Chicago, IL, USA. The conference is organized in conjunction with the Automate show.

Global Robot Expo

May 08- May 09, 2019

An international B2B exhibition that showcases the latest technologies in the robotics industry, with an estimated 11,000 professional visitors. It’s a place to show products, expand commercial networks, find distributors and attend to C-level conferences.

iREX 2019

December 18- December 21, 2019

The International Robot Exhibition was first held in 1974, and it has since been held once every two years, marking its 23rd exhibition this year. The event will be hosted at Tokyo Big Sight, Japan.

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