Innovation with Servomotors

Is a servomotor a superhero? Could it turn you into one? A University of Illinois Ph.D. candidate’s research has opened up the possibility. Victor Mateevitsi made a suit that tells the user, via microphones and servomotors, where there is an object coming towards them—just like Spiderman’s spidey sense. The sensors determine where an object is,… Read more »

Motion Control Industry Looking Up

The PTDA Business Index for the first quarter of 2013 has been released, and it’s showing that the power transmission/motion control industry has expanded for 12 quarters in a row. So what’s the PTDA Business Index? The Power Train Distributors Association partners with Cleveland Research Company to survey the industry each quarter. The responses to… Read more »

Rexroth Servo Motors in Forge Presses

Servo motors are perfect for forge presses because when you press metals, it might give more during one press on a spot than another spot on the same piece or from piece to piece. It’s important to be able to replicate results no matter what conditions the metal gives back. Indramat and Rexroth servo motors… Read more »

New Steps in AI On the Way

For some time now, the most exciting advances in AI and motion control have been coming out of game production. We like a good game as much as the next guy, but we’d rather not have all the news in our field coming out of toy companies. That may be about to change. Google and… Read more »

Memorial Day Beer Robot Roundup

Did you know that Memorial Day is one of the highest beer consumption days of the year, coming in at number three for beer sales? The great American beer-drinking holidays are the 4th of July, Labor Day, Memorial Day, Father’s Day, Christmas/New Year’s Eve, Thanksgiving, Easter, and  Superbowl Sunday, in that order. Gotta admit, we’re… Read more »

Can You See the Big Picture?

In this video about the resurgence and growth of American manufacturing, one of the manufacturers interviewed says the success of manufacturing lies in solving a problem. Are you using your Indramat and Rexroth equipment to solve a problem? It’s easy to  get caught up in to do lists that seem a mile long and we… Read more »

How We Repair Indramat Rexroth Equipment

Rexroth Indramat does not sell parts to third party repairers, meaning that unless you’re getting your part factory repaired, you’ll be getting Indramat parts of dubious origin. We’ll let you imagine how third party repair shops get their parts for repairs. That’s why we provide factory repair services—we believe the best people to repair and… Read more »

HERB Can Learn, Can Rexroth?

We’ve featured HERB on our blog before. He was part of an Oreo cookie campaign where researchers taught him how to separate the cookie from the cream. As with all robots, HERB needed to be programmed to work and being able to program him to twist and separate a cookie was a big deal for… Read more »

Bosch Rexroth Aluminum on the Rise

Did you ever think that the Bosch Rexroth aluminum framing could be used to build a house? MoMa teamed up with a bunch of architects and engineers who specialize in using tools that can be configured for any situation. Manufacturing supplies from Bosch Rexroth fit the bill. Why? Because Rexroth aluminum framing can be set… Read more »

iPhone Limbs? Robotics to the Rescue!

Prosthetic arms and hands can’t do a whole lot of things real ones can. Tying your shoes or picking up small objects is completely impossible with most prosthetics. That might all change soon. A new invention called the i-Limb allows users to do all kinds of tasks people with prosthetics once couldn’t (including throwing up… Read more »

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