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07 November 2018

A medium-sized robot for handling, picking and packing applications is the fifth model to join FANUC’s collaborative robot portfolio. 

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13 November 2018

Yaskawa UK's Motoman Robotics division has partnered with Reeco Automation as a solution provider for its new Motoman HC10, a 6 axes human-collaborative robot (cobot). Reeco Automation specialises in providing solutions in automating systems using Human-Robot Collaboration (HRC / Cobots) with a focus on reducing production costs while improving productivity and quality.

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29 October 2018

Automated materials handling solutions specialist TGW Logistics increased turnover by almost 15% to €713 million and employed nearly 400 additional staff across its global operations in the financial year ending June 30th 2018.

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24 September 2018

Mitsubishi Electric has developed a cloud-based solution for pro-active maintenance based on the AI platform within IBM Watson, which enables the smart analysis of operational data to predict and highlight future maintenance requirements.

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17 September 2018

A new low-cost robotic concept from igus enables simple tasks to be automated easily with a relatively quick ROI.

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29 August 2018

An autonomously guided vehicle (AGV) equipped with a robot arm has been developed by Mitsubishi Electric and Mirage, making it possible to deploy the same robot at multiple workstations. The system has been designed to give a high degree of flexibility to assembly lines and boost plant productivity.

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04 October 2018

Water solutions provider Xylem has confirmed successful trials of its virtual reality (VR) capabilities, which it says will bring customers closer to complex pumping solutions.

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21 August 2018

FANUC’s Zero Downtime (ZDT) technology is designed to help production managers optimise, maintain and analyse the performance of their industrial robots, in real-time.

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27 July 2018

At PPMA, Acrovision will be showing how – more frequently – vision applications need item-handling to optimise the image acquisition process and will demonstrate using collaborative robots (cobots) with vision inspection systems.

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05 November 2018

The IRB 14050 single-arm YuMi is ABB’s most agile and compact robot and is designed to easily fit into existing production lines to increase flexibility while working safely alongside people.

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11 July 2018

ABB has expanded its collaborative automation offering with the launch of a new single-arm YuMi robot.

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02 July 2018

The GAMBICA Index is an indicator of the level of business for the industrial automation, process instrumentation & control and laboratory technology sectors. It shows the levels of all 3 sectors individually and combined, using 2012 data as a reference point. The combined GAMBICA Index shows a 9.3% growth in 2017, the strongest rate in the last 10 years and a second year of growth in a row across all three sectors.

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02 July 2018

SICK has launched 2D and 3D vision-guided part localisation systems for easy and quick set-up of robot picking from a belt, or from a bin or stillage. Suitable for both cobots and conventional industrial robots, the SICK PLOC2D and PLB 520 have been developed specifically to facilitate affordable, or entry-level automation and for use in handling smaller parts and components.

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08 May 2018

XYZ Machine Tools, in collaboration with automation specialist, Adelphi Automation, has developed a robot-based automation cell with vision system suitable for use on machining and turning centres. The ROBO-TEND system is both modular and mobile.

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18 April 2018

TGW Logistics has developed a system for fully automatic split case picking, using robots with its goods-to-person smart piece picking solution FlashPick.

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13 June 2018

TGW Logistics has developed a system for fully automatic split case picking, using robots with its goods-to-person smart piece picking solution, FlashPick.

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23 March 2018

SICK has collaborated with Universal Robots to develop an entry-level vision-guided cobot system for pick and place, quality inspection and measurement. 

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21 June 2018

SICK has collaborated with Universal Robots to develop an entry-level vision-guided cobot system for pick and place, quality inspection and measurement. The SICK Inspector PIM60 URCap is simple yet powerful toolkit for creating a vision-guided robot task with minimum time and effort.

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24 March 2018

Just as the health and strength of real human skeletons are dependent on good decisions, such as diet, to ensure effective movement and longevity, robotic skeletons are dependant on similar wisdom. With specialists in robot software, sensor technology and mechanical engineers working together to drive the development of robotic exoskeletons, every decision is a make or break contribution — including bearing choice.

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07 March 2018

FANUC UK has launched an upgraded version of its intelligent 3D simulation software for robot motion control.

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FEATURES

22 March 2018

A leading specialist in multi-axis machining is leveraging the benefits of Universal Robots supplied by RARUK Automation to load and unload its machine tools. A mix of seven UR5 and UR10 robots have helped Rousant Sherwood maximise the productivity of its workforce by automating repetitive tasks and allowed the company to bid for contracts which would have otherwise been unprofitable.

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07 March 2018

Collaborative robots, sometimes referred to as cobots, are designed to work alongside humans in a ‘collaborative workspace’, an area where the robot and the human can perform tasks simultaneously. Stewart Robinson, principal engineer and functional safety expert at TÜV SÜD Product Service, considers what this means from a safety perspective

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