Mechatronics Canada

MC-11-Electromate-Meca500-400.jpgOctober 18, 2021

Electromate Inc., a major Canadian Distributor of Precision Robotic & Mechatronic Solutions, recently announced a partnership with Mecademic, a Montreal based premier manufacturer of the world’s smallest, most compact, and precise industrial robots.

Electromate is expanding its robotics and automation product family with Mecademic’s precise line of industrial robot arms. 

Mecademic is a Canadian robotics manufacturer that builds the world’s smallest, most precise, and easy-to-use industrial robotic arms. Their robots excel in the precise and repetitive manipulation of small parts and tools in a variety of industries.

Mecademic robots are unique in that they are plug-and-work automation components that integrate with any PC or PLC, don’t require a proprietary programming language, do not require training, are ultra-easy to integrate, and are compatible with virtually any other automation component. They are designed to maximize space-efficiency and minimize deployment time in labs and factories. 

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Applications for Mecademic’s robots include:  Assembly, Pick & Place, Dispensing, Test & Inspection, Machine Tending and Micro-Manipulation.

Additional information on Mecademic can be found at: https://www.electromate.com/catalog-video-library/mecademic/.

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Featured Article: Decoding the Most Versatile Industrial Connector in the World


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If you were around in 1980’s you will probably remember walkmans, vcrs, mix tapes and big hair bands on MTV, amongst other things. The decade started with the release of PacMan, the Rubiks Cube and a Hollywood actor called Ronald Reagan winning the US Presidential election. It ended with the first episode of the Simpsons, Timothy Berners-Lee inventing the World Wide Web and the Berlin Wall coming down to symbolize the end of the Cold War.

Some notable 1980’s inventions included the first artificial heart, CD players, the Apple MacIntosh computer, Microsoft Windows, the Nintendo Gameboy and the first GPS satellite to be launched into space.

But there was one more invention of the 1980s that wasn’t really noticed by the general public, but ultimately paved the way for fast, easy and reliable electrical connections that we often take for granted in control systems today. We are talking about the M12 circular connector that was launched at the Hannover Fair in 1985 and has since become one of the most popular industrial connectors in the world.

These days, you will be hard-pressed to walk into any manufacturing plant without seeing an M12 connector. They are used to connect sensors to I/O modules, vision systems to Ethernet switches, light curtains to safety controllers and much more. Originally only available in 3-pole and 4-pole versions with an A-Coded keyway for power and I/O signals, the M12 connector is still evolving and has become one of the most versatile circular connectors available.

Now, more than 35 years since it was launched, there are many different types of M12 connectors for signal, data and power connections.

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