The Knotts Company
background imagge

Industrial Automation and Motion Control Blog | The Knotts Company

Workpiece handling on the next level

ADHESIVE AND SEALANT INSPECTION with Gocator Line Profile Sensors

How 3D Works - Laser Triangulation vs. Structured Light

Collaborative robots in laboratory automation | Universal Robots

5 Benefits of Automating Food Packaging Processes with Dorner

Save Space and Simplify Operations with Dorner Elevation Conveyors

Guide to a Success Cobot Deployment

Knotts Team Spotlight Turns to Maria Santiago

How Cobots Are Helping Pharma/Life Science Companies During COVID-19

How Are Cobots Being Used in Pharma, Bio/Life Science Companies?

Differences Between Industrial Robots and Collaborative Robots and their Uses in Pharma/Life Science

Should You Start an Automation Project Now During COVID?

Knotts Team Spotlight Turns to Stephen Rabideau

Knotts Team Spotlight Turns to Jerry Ferrante

Micropsi Offers New Ways to Train Robots

Knotts Team Spotlight Turns to Heather McNall-Lang

The Power of YouTube

Knotts Team Spotlight Turns to Walter Valentin

Knotts Team Spotlight Turns to Ivette Sanchez

Knotts Team Spotlight Turns to Christopher Logie

Knotts Team Spotlight Turns to Steve Harrold

Introducing INSPEKTO Vision Products for QA

Knotts Team Spotlight on Carol Kulevich

Knotts Team Spotlight on Rich Eckhard

Knotts Team Spotlight on Ted Orlowski - 20 Years at Knotts and Soon Retiring!

Knotts Team Spotlight on Donna Borrelli - Celebrating 32 Years at Knotts!

Knotts Podcast Interview Features Josh Cloer of Mobile Industrial Robots

The Knotts Company Expands to Distribute Yamaha Products

Knotts Team Spotlight on Rick Howe - Celebrating Nearly 41 Years Building Knotts!

Sweet 16! Universal Robots Debuts its Newest Model -16e

Knotts Team Spotlight on Joe Maresca - Celebrating 42 Years at Knotts!

Knotts Team Spotlight on Fred Heimall - Approaching a Half Century of Expertise in Industrial Automation Solutions

Let's Take a Closer Look: The RG2 Force Torque from OnRobot

Let's Get Ready for Automate 2019!

Bimba's IntelliSense® - Working 24/7/365

Dorner 2200 Series | UR+ Solutions

Getting Started with Robotiq

Our Newest Partner, Pick-it

Technology That Loves Dirt & Dust ?

ROAD TRIP! The MiR500 is Planning its Cross-Country Trip

Inside the Armoury! Robotiq’s User Conference 2018

Unitronics Announces New Products

Our Newest Partner, ROEQ

What Are Your Cobots Doing While You're Away?

Inside Universal Robots' Partner Summit

Change is Constant: 80/20 T-slot Aluminum Products

Introducing Bimba's IntelliPress™ Electric Bench Top Press

Payback Calculator - Let’s Do the Math

A Peek Inside Knotts’ Toolbox

Christmas in July? Universal Robots' e-Series is On Its Way!

Introducing a Bigger, Stronger and Faster MiR - MiR500

C3: Coffee, Cobots & CNCs - Updated Date

Material Transfer Pumps Improve Throughput & Quality in Pharmaceutical Assembly Operations

Bimba TECH TALK: Telescoping Electric Actuator

C3: Coffee, Cobots & CNCs

Bimba TECH TALK: Bumpers and Cushions for Pneumatic Actuators


Reduce Cycle Time with Automatic Sorting System

Flex Uses Mobile Robots to Stay Lean

Can You Afford Not to Have a Robot?

Argon Medical Addresses High Labor Costs and Productivity with MiR Robot

Technology Forum: Increase Your CNC Productivity

Four Tech Trends Accelerating Robot Grippers and Cobots Into the Future

Dorner - Transfer Metal Product with Magnetic Conveyors

Cobots Provide Plenty of Artistic License for Creative Applications: No “Genius” Required

Robots in Research

Robotiq- Imagining a World Without Robotics in Manufacturing

Installing a PLC with Remote Monitoring & Control in an Area Without Electricity?

When Robotics Meets the Cloud, Customers Win

4 Easy Steps to Automate Your Production

Use Four Strategies to Fill the Manufacturing Gap With People

Making an All-in-One PLC Machine Easier to Use?


Flexible Assembly Process using an Asycube 240 and a UR5 robot

Asyril's New Asycube 530

Powered Side Guide Highlighted on Dorner’s SmartFlex Conveyor

The Knotts Co. Adds Trio Motion Technology

Universal Robots: Come for the Safety, Stay for the Ease of Use

Eight Research Trends in Collaborative Robotics

Gripper with Integrated Valve Increases Workflow Efficiency 15%

3 Ways to Get Your Team on Board With Collaborative Robotics

Applied Motion Products- IP65 Rain Test 1 Year & Counting

The Knotts Co. Adds Robotiq to their Product Lines

The Knotts Co. Proudly Celebrates 65 Years Serving the NJ & NY Area

Bimba Announces Acquisition of Vaccon Company

Dorner - Developing a Parts Plan that Will Keep Your Line Moving

PLC+HMIs Outperform Microcontrollers Without Breaking the Bank

New Width Option for Dorner's 2200 SmartFlex Conveyor

OptoForce - How to Find the Center Point of An Object

Unitronics - Can a PLC Achieve the Same Results as a CNC Controller?

OptoForce - How to Find the Target Object

Telescopic Original Line Cylinder Provides Long Strokes for Compact Spaces

How Service Robots are Delivering Hope & Helping Patients Rehabilitate

Can PLC Provide Highly Accurate Temperature Control

UR - How Cobots are Changing Quality Assurance in Manufacturing

Automated Glue Dispenser Generates Higher Production Yield

The Rise of Robots Creates Many New Jobs Even for Unemployed

Achieve Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) Using Hygienic Conveyors

Polishing Components with Collaborative Robots

Unitronics - Energy Plant Solutions with PLC+HMI

The Hidden Cost of a Leaky Valve

Solving Complex Problems with Innovative Concepts & Robotic Solutions

PLC & HMI Controllers: Selecting Smart

Universal Robots - Compliance for Robotic Companies

Bimba - Diaphragm Actuator Gives High Clamping Forces in Small Package

Dorner - Unique Metal Chain Transfer Moves Meats in Sanitary Environment

Unitronics Success Story for Oil & Gas Industry

Unitronics - How Can Industrial Automation Improve Safety in Dangerous Professions?

Universal Robots - A Collaborating Industry

Bimba - Non-Rotating Spline Cylinder Eliminates Labeling Errors

Humphrey's Classic Diaphragm Poppet Valve

Learn More about Collaborative Robots

Dorner Provides Custom Conveyor System for Labeling Application

Learn How an Integrated HMI Makes Powerful PLC Control Accessible to Users

UR - What Really Makes a Robot Universal

UR - Testing, Testing, There’s a Cobot for That

Bimba - Custom Valve Built to Read an Exterior Load Scale

Bimba - Adjustable Axle Lifting System Provides 10% Cost Savings

Demystifying cobot safety: The four types of collaborative operation

Unitronics Success Story for Water Meter Calibration Systems Using PLC+HMI's

Universal Robots on the Move

Unitronics - How an Integrated HMI Makes Powerful PLC Accessible

Bimba - All Composite Cylinder Stands Up to Harsh Fumes

Desiccant Drier Removes Moisture to Eliminate Interference in Radio Frequency

Unitronics - Success Story for an Energy Plant Using PLC+HMI

Bimba Solutions - Bulkhead Connector Controls Lift Device

Dorner - Lift Gate Provides Added Flexibility to SmartFlex System

Bimba - Lab Cylinder Offers Precision in Compact Design

Bimba - Automated Bottle Filling System for Pharmaceuticals

Print Head Positioning & Fail-safe Offers Height Adjustment on the Fly

Unitronics - Craft Brewers Achieve the Consistency of Larger Using PLC's

Universal Robots - Robots Create Jobs

Universal Robots - Cobots are Making a Difference

Unitronics Success Story with PLC+HMI's

Dorner's Application Highlights SmartFlex & FlexMove Technology


How Mobile Robots Will Affect the Workforce

Unitronics - Can an All-in-One PLC make a machine easier to use?

Universal Robot Employed in Rio Olympics TV Coverage

International Manufacturing Technology Show 2016

How Will Mobile Robots Impact Manufacturing Processes?

Sanitary vs. Stainless Steel Conveyors

Humphrey iDP - Inert Valves for Aggressive Media

Meet Our Newest Employees

New Automated Mobile Robot Enters American Markets

Universal Robots- Legen-dairy packing skills

Dorner - Align Random Product with a Chicane Conveyor

Humphrey - Medical Device Manufacturing Standards

Universal Robots - Man vs Machine

Bimba - Maintenance Strategies for Pneumatic Actuators

80/20 - Safety & Guarding

Universal Robots - How Cobots Transform the Food Industry

Dorner - Redesigned 2200 Series Belt Conveyors Offers More Features

UR - 5 Robotic Essentials for SME Manufacturers

Humphrey- Proper Design Requires Knowledge of Valve Types


Universal Robots - Put the Soul Back in Work and Products

Dorner Conveyors - Make vs. Buy: The Real Cost of Making it Yourself

Why Do Humans Develop Robots?

How to Choose Your Next Conveyor

Getting All the Advantages of a 6-Axis Robot for the Price of a 3-Axis

Bimba - 10 Fluid Power Lessons You Don't Learn in School

How to Choose the Right Robot with Universal Robots

BIMBA - Why the Confusion Over Sinking and Sourcing?

Meet the “Cobots” That Are Running Strong Year After Year…After Year

IAI at the 2015 International Robot Expo

Proportion Air- Back Pressure Regulator for Fuel Pump

 The Use of Pinch Valves in Food and Beverage


Humphrey's - Viton vs. Buna: Which Seal for Your Applications?

WAGO's New Harsh Environment Modules Maximize Uptime & Productivity

Move Product Up or Down in Minimal Floor Space with Dorner’s SmartFlex

Move Products Vertically & Sanitary with the New AquaPruf Conveyor

Dorner - Transfer Between Lines with Pop-up Conveyors

Proportion Air – High Pressure Regulators for Injection Molding

WAGO's Top 20 Asked Questions About Cage Clamp Connection System Pt. 4

WAGO's Top 20 Asked Questions About Cage Clamp Connection System Pt. 3

WAGO's Top 20 Asked Questions About Cage Clamp Connection System Pt. 2

WAGO's Top 20 Asked Questions About Cage Clamp Connection System Pt. 1

Custom Manifold Assembly for Medical Ventilator Reduced Costs

Dorner's Recirculating Products

Humphrey's New eGuide Educates Readers, Positions

Bimba's Rate Control Actuator Delivers Consistent Velocity Control

V-Guide or Crowned Pulley, Which One is Right for You?

Placing Watch Stones in Tubes by Asyril

Dorner's Rejecting Questionable Products

Asyril Flexible Feed - Greater Speed

Keeping Packaging Safe with Roller Top Belts

Bimba's Impact Actuator Keeps Products Flowing

Original Line Twist Clamp Cylinder Extends & Rotates in Single Stroke

IAI's Continuity Inspection Tool - CT- Effects Application Example

Dorner's Withstanding the Rigors of Industrial Environments

Dorner's 90 Degree Transfer with Product Stager

Dorner's Tray Filling Conveyor with Retractable Tail

7 Benefits of an IAI ROBO Cylinder

Bimba's Rotary Actuator Provides Industry Leading 1080° of Rotation

Bimba's Improving Efficiency with IntelliSense®

What are the Benefits of a Latching Solenoid Valve?

Dorner Conveyor Systems Optimization

Why is Friction Important to Proportional Valves?