Harmonic Drive keynote to examine how actuator design can help robotics developers

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To design innovative robots, developers today need actuators that are highly functional, with features including position sensing and integrated servo drives. At the same time, they do not want to sacrifice package size or torque density, according to Harmonic Drive LLC.

Because of demands on robotics engineers, they must find ways to increase capabilities and address new applications while accelerating time to market.

On Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. EDT, a keynote panel of Harmonic Drive experts led by Brian Coyne, vice president of engineering, will discuss how an actuator’s design can be a significant enabler for robotics development.

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About Harmonic Drive’s speakers

Brian Coyne, Harmonic Drive
Brian Coyne, Harmonic Drive

Brian Coyne is the vice president of engineering at Harmonic Drive LLC. Thanks to his expertise in mechatronics, the company developed and launched a line of mini-actuators with a built-in, integrated servo drive. Coyne’s team is currently working on new mini-actuator products with advanced features that will be announced soon.

Before coming to Harmonic Drive, Coyne spent 15 years at Assembly and Automation Technology (AAT). Prior to AAT, he attended Tufts University, where he developed his appreciation and understanding for custom machine design and processes. Coyne holds a BSME and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME) from Tufts University.

Lee Ginter, Harmonic Drive
Lee Ginter, Harmonic Drive

Lee Ginter is the sales engineering manager, Central Region, for Harmonic Drive. He has been an active member of the motion control industry for more than 25 years. Ginter has worked with industry-leading companies on every side of motion control, including servo motors, linear motion platforms, planetary gears, and now, high-precision harmonic gearing. Ginter’s customers rely on his expertise and unparalleled experience in motion control and robotics. He has a BS in both electrical engineering and physics.

Bob Mullins, Harmonic Drive
Bob Mullins, Harmonic Drive

Bob Mullins has been with Harmonic Drive for over 25 years. He started with the company as a field sales engineer in the Midwest. Today, Mullins is vice president of sales in the U.S. corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility in Beverly, Mass.

An avid engineer, Mullins works closely with today’s leading roboticists. He is a respected motion control expert, with experience participating in industry speaking engagements and authoring and presenting webinars. Mullins earned his bachelor’s in mechanical engineering at the University of Connecticut and his MBA at Illinois Benedictine University.

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