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Our Newest Partner, Pick-it

Posted by Mark Howe

Dec 12, 2018 9:20:00 AM

We all tend to humanize robot technology by using terms like "arms" and "wrists," and today we are adding "eyes" to the conversation! Knotts is proud to be the newest US partner for Belgium-based Pick-it. Their technology literally allows the cobots to see their workspace in 3D and to select needed items with accuracy. We have been admiring their technology as it became more sophisticated in recent years and are excited now to introduce it to our clients. 

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Topics: Pick-it, automation solutions, robotics, manufacturing

Robotiq- Imagining a World Without Robotics in Manufacturing

Posted by Kelly Howe

Oct 24, 2017 9:00:00 AM

This post is brought to you by Mariane Davids at Robotiq.

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Topics: Robotiq, Robots, manufacturing, robotics, cobots, collaborative robots

Eight Research Trends in Collaborative Robotics

Posted by Kelly Howe

Jul 5, 2017 9:00:00 AM

This post is brought to you by Alex Owen-Hill at Robotiq.

What's the future for collaborative robotics? We look at eight trends which will shape the next decade of robotics research.

The US Robotics Roadmap — written by universities in the USA — is a report which plots the present and future of robotics. It discusses the breadth of the industry, from health-care to manufacturing. A large part of it looks at future research trends.

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Topics: Robotiq, robotics, Robots, cobots, collaborative robot, collaborative robots

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

Posted by Rick Howe

May 31, 2017 9:00:00 AM

A note from our President, Rick Howe.

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Topics: The Knotts Company, The Knotts Co, automation, robotics, NY, NJ

IAI's Example of Adhesive Applicators Demonstrating CT Effects

Posted by Kelly Howe

Jul 1, 2014 10:00:00 AM

Brought to you by IAI's Application Examples of Productivity Imporovement.

Production Amount per Day:
560 ⇒ 940 pieces: ⇒  Productivity Improvement of 68%

Equipment Overview

An Application for applying an adhesive to the cover of the lamp lights and an indicator light in the manufacturing of electronic components.

X-Axis: RCP2-SA7C
Y-axis: RCP2-SA7C
Z axis: ISB-MXL
Dispensing of the adhesive: RCP2-RA10C

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Topics: robotics, IAI, ROBO Cylinder

New Food Grade Electric Actuators from American Actuators

Posted by Mark Guida

Mar 5, 2013 9:00:00 AM

American Actuators, Inc. (part of the Precision Technology Group) is pleased to extend the range the VICTORY Series of actuators with versions specifically designed to meet the requirements of industries including food and beverage production, food packaging, and pharmaceutical equipment. These industry applications are harsh on general purpose actuators due to the caustic cleaning agents and high pressure washdown regiments. 

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Topics: automation control, manufacturing, electric cylinder, robotics, motion, engineered solutions

The New CT4 High-Speed Cartesian Robot from IAI

Posted by Mark Guida

Feb 7, 2013 10:00:00 AM

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Topics: motion control, manufacturing, industrial automation nj/ny, robotics, solutions, automation solutions, automation

Electro-Mechanical Solutions Offer OEM and End-User Benefits

Posted by Mark Guida

Jan 23, 2013 7:19:00 AM

Editor's Note: This post was provided by Precision Technology.

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Topics: motion control, technology, industrial automation nj/ny, electric cylinder, robotics, automation solutions

Transforming Manufacturing with CT Effects

Posted by Mark Guida

Jan 8, 2013 10:00:00 AM

The key to reducing production costs is found in 'CT effects'. So what exactly are 'CT effects?'  There are two types of CT effects: Cycle Time and "Choco Tei"

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Topics: cost savings, manufacturing, cost effective, robotics, automation solutions

Reduction of Costs Using Electric Actuators

Posted by Mark Guida

Jul 30, 2012 9:54:00 AM

In today's high-paced, tight-fisted economy, cost savings and efficiency are keys to a company's success.  This is particularly true in manufacturing.  For many years pneumatic cylinders have been the staple of motion axes in machines; they are cheap, quick, and are capable of high force outputs.  

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Topics: cost savings, improvement, electric cylinder, robotics, automation solutions, automation