Motiv Robotics Announces Enhanced RoboMantis® Robot
Posted: 2020-1-5RoboMantis: Industry’s most dexterous work horse and academia’s most capable research tool!
"RoboMantis is an open architecture robot running ROS and today’s release of the robot with the Actin® addon exemplifies the flexible architecture of the system. We are truly excited to leverage this unique capability with our customers," said Chris McQuin, Chief Engineer at Motiv Robotics.
Approximately human scale, RoboMantis can be configured with up to four mobility limbs and two manipulators which can be ...Read More.
Industrial Inspection & Analysis Acquires 5 Star Inspection
Posted: 2020-1-5Industrial Inspection & Analysis, Inc.™ ("IIA") – a leader in providing inspection, testing and analytical services – expands its service offerings with the acquisition of 5 Star Testing, Inc. ("5 Star"). Based in Brush Prairie, WA, 5 Star is a non-destructive testing and inspection company with nearly 30 years of experience in providing facilities-based inspection services to many of the nation’s largest plants, mills and manufacturing facilities.
Founded in 1990, 5 Star has been providing superior serv...Read More.
Hamamatsu Introduces InGaAs Line Scan Camera Inline Nondestructive Inspection
Posted: 2020-1-5Hamamatsu launched the C15333-10E InGaAs line scan camera for inline nondestructive inspection using SWIR (short-wavelength infrared) imaging. Joining Hamamatsu's wide variety of SWIR and NIR (near-infrared) imaging technologies, this camera is the company's first InGaAs line scan camera.
The C15333-10E is a high-sensitivity, low-noise camera with a fast line rate, and it is suitable for industrial needs. Its high sensitivity in the SWIR region from 950 nm to 1700 nm, 1024-pixel array with 12.5 µm x 12.5...Read More.
Winners of the SPRINT Robotics Awards 2019 Announced
Posted: 2020-1-5During the SPRINT Robotics World Conference for Inspection and Maintenance Robotics 2019 in Rotterdam, the winners of the SPRINT Robotics Awards 2019 were announced.
The SPRINT Robotics Awards acknowledge and reward exceptional work in inspection and maintenance robotics in our society. In 2019, three awards categories were introduced: Groundbreaking Collaborative Work towards Acceptance of Inspection and Maintenance Robotics, Scaling of a Robotic Solution, and New Innovative Technology in Inspection, Ma...Read More.
Toshiba Group Develops Inspection Technology for Plant Facilities and Equipment in High Inaccessible Places
Posted: 2020-1-5Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502, Toshiba) and Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (hereinafter "ESS"), companies dedicated to providing industry with solutions that raise operational efficiency and productivity, have developed a drone-based inspection technology for complex industrial facilities, such as power plants, oil refineries and chemical manufactures. The new solution comprises 3D laser measurement technology, a drone-mounted video camera, optimized flight route creation technology for t...Read More.
Precise Location Key to Usable Data for Energy Sector
Posted: 2020-1-5The critical overall requirements for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) operating in the energy sector are, naturally, reliability and productivity. Reliability takes on added significance in sectors that represent millions of dollars of investment. No margin for error can be tolerated in such complex environments. The distance from an in-flight UAV to the industrial asset that it is observing or inspecting obviously has critical importance for safety, data precision and cost-effectiveness.
The adv...Read More.
DENSO and Kitov.ai Signed a Partnership Agreement
Posted: 2019-12-31DENSO, the world's second largest mobility supplier and Kitov.ai, a developer and manufacturer of automated smart visual inspection solutions, announced today the signing of a partnership agreement.
The agreement will enable DENSO to adopt Kitov's technology for smart quality inspection across its global manufacturing facilities. According to the terms of the agreement, the parties will co-design a standard smart visual inspection solution, based on Kitov's state-of-the-art technology, that is expected t...Read More.
ExRobotics and Yokogawa Accelerate Adoption for Inspection of Hazardous Environments
Posted: 2019-12-31ExRobotics B.V., a Netherlands-based developer of robotics technology for hazardous environments, and Yokogawa Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6841), a global provider of industrial automation, control, and measurement technology, announce the signing of a licensing agreement that will enable Yokogawa to sell and deploy ExRobotics' inspection robot hardware and software platforms worldwide.
ExRobotics was established in 2017 to commercialise robotics technology for use in the potentially explosive atmosphe...Read More.
AI Now Looks for Cracks in Metro Axles in Helsinki
Posted: 2019-12-31Artificial intelligence is now used to find cracks in metro axles. Trueflaw Ltd., DEKRA Industrial and HKL have collaborated to deliver an AI-based system, that detects cracks in ultrasonic inspections. This is an industry-first application of AI for the complex ultrasonic data. The automated system works alongside the human experts and helps to make the inspections both faster and more reliable. "The task of finding small flaws from hundreds of axles is massive. Even a single missed flaw can be critical. T...Read More.
Edmund Optics Features Colored Glass Diffusers and Ultrafast Mirrors
Posted: 2019-12-31Edmund Optics® (EO), the premier provider of optical components, continuously expands its product offering to reflect market developments and customer needs. New products are added each month to better serve the industry. This release features details about the recent additions including Colored Glass Diffusers and TECHSPEC® Low GDD Ultrafast Mirrors.
TECHSPEC Low GDD Ultrafast Mirrors are designed to have high reflectivity at a 45 degree angle of incidence, making them ideal for ultrafast laser beam ste...Read More.