PRODUCTS & SERVICES

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05 December 2019

ABB Robotics has launched the third generation of PickMaster, its robotic software for vision-guided random flow picking and packing applications for the digital Factory of the Future.

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24 October 2019

At its factory in Kapfenberg, Austria, Pankl High Performance Systems produces drivetrains for leading motorcycle and sports car manufacturer, KTM. Pankl is using automation from KNAPP for just-in-time supply of components to its assembly workstations, where KNAPP software ensures real-time quality control.

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15 October 2019

Warrington based Kawasaki Robotics has won the prestigious Supplier Partnership – Ancillary Machinery Award at the 2019 Plastics Industry Awards which were held at The Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, London, on Friday 27th September.

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10 October 2019

The latest Red Ledge CORE development technology enables faster systems implementation and delivers more affordable automation, according to the company, which is joining forces at Robotics and Automation 2019 with its new majority stakeholder, Böwe Systec, to launch new Red Ledge manufacturing and logistics (M&L) automation systems.

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24 September 2019

ABB will bring together the elements of a ‘factory of the future’ at PPMA 2019, at the Birmingham NEC, 1st – 3rd October 2019, demonstrating how its latest automation and robotics technologies can transform performance in food, beverage and pharmaceutical manufacturing processes.

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04 September 2019

In a second tranche of investment, Newry based Re-Gen Robotics has committed a £1 million spend in an additional Zone 0, explosion proof, tank cleaning robot andan ADR certified jet/vac tanker, in order to keep up with demand for its services.

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31 July 2019

Celebrating 50 years in the UK, Lenze will use IMHX 2019 to showcase its Smart Motor Solutions, a scalable mechatronic drive system that combines motor, gear unit and electronic drive in one easy-to-use package.

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16 August 2019

Linde offers bespoke solutions for every type of industrial and commercial materials handling application.

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26 September 2019

Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) is a key technology for the factory of the future, according to Harting.

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13 June 2019

Available from Murrelektronik, MVK Fusion is designed to enable companies to standardise modular processes, opening the door to a one-module strategy.

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06 June 2019

The take-up of robotic automation in the UK is being held back by lingering and outdated misconceptions that are seriously impairing both our productivity and our ability to compete on the global stage, says ABB Robotics.

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22 May 2019

Physik Instrumente (PI) has issued an open invitation to leading technology organisations focused on precision automation to attend a free conference entitled Precision automation for the future, improving speed, accuracy and throughput.

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14 June 2019

Once equipment is automated, it becomes easier to achieve product variations on-the-fly, which means food producers, for example, can adapt what they produce to meet changing demand.

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11 April 2019

German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel and Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven visited the booth of the motion plastics specialist igus on the first day of the Hanover Trade Fair.

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21 March 2019

SICK's all-in-one NAV-LOC localisation solution, enables Automated Guided Vehicles to navigate reliably and efficiently around shop floor and warehouse environments without the need for reflectors or other physical markers

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31 January 2019

Manufacturers often have a sense that there are inefficiencies on the plant floor, but find difficulty identifying them. They are correct—inefficient processes and waste happen every day in every plant around the world. In fact, the “hidden factory” phenomenon indicates losses due to workarounds, rework and inefficient changeover procedures can be as much as 40 percent of total company effort.

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05 December 2018

An automated quick charging system called QCC (Quick Charging Connection) has been developed by Stäubli Electrical Connectors to enable autonomous recharging of Electrically driven Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs).

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02 December 2018

Scientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a robot that can assemble the an IKEA chair without interruption in less than ten minutes. The robot consists of an Ensenso N35 3D camera from IDS and two robot arms.

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02 October 2018

SICK has launched its fully-programmable TrispectorP1000 3D vision camera to enable reliable, continuous in-line product detection to be easily customised for robotic belt picking applications for the packaging industry.

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25 July 2018

Camozzi Automation’s C_Applications division has employed its Smart Industrial Automation expertise to develop a pick and place unit for use in a car speaker assembly line.

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FEATURES

18 September 2019

Jon Condon, Rockwell Automation Country Director, Ireland, considers some of the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for the industrial sector in Ireland.

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18 September 2019

Beyond the recent media controversy, 5G has the potential to bring about a fundamental change in the way manufacturers operate. Here Jonathan Wilkins, director at industrial parts supplier EU Automation, explains how 5G can benefit manufacturers.

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16 April 2019

Tim Bednall, sales & marketing manager for Wood Automation & Control’s Systems Division, highlights the depth of expertise and talent that UK manufacturers can draw upon to ease the path to automation and, in turn, greater productivity.

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05 February 2019

Successfully applying a level of smart manufacturing will bring greater efficiencies and flexibility to any given production process and is a significant step toward ‘futureproofing’ a production enterprise, explains Chris Evans, marketing & operations group manager, Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V. Automation Systems Division.

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21 March 2018

Whilst the principles of selective laser hardening are not new, advances in laser technology have made the process more practical for a wider range of applications and an efficient and cost effective method of heat treating ferrous metals. TLM Laser’s director Andy Toms, explains more and looks at the increased efficiency that, he says, results when high powered diode lasers are combined with a mobile laser hardening robot system

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17 October 2017

Science fiction writer, Ray Bradbury once said, ‘Living at risk is jumping off a cliff and building your wings on the way down.’ Though this is an inspiring thought, it's unlikely that construction or even cognitive thought would be at the forefront of someone’s mind when faced with a precipice. Sometimes we need a push to tip us over the edge. Jonathan Wilkins, marketing director of EU Automation explores the top three tipping points in the realisation of Industry 4.0.

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21 July 2017

In common with most industrial processes, bringing an element of automation to packaging activities can be of great benefit - today's automated packaging equipment is capable of working with various designs and multiple sizes, optimising the packing of small, large, and fragile products in a speedy manner, eliminating human error and helping to ensure zero variation in the packaging process. Charlotte Stonestreet reports

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07 January 2015

Although behind the rest of the EU and US markets in terms of sales, the UK food industry has shown an increased interest in robots over the last 12 months. John Rainer, regional sales manager FANUC UK comments

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25 July 2013

New Eiger freezer door installed as business heats up at leading meat packaging company...

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31 July 2019

FLIR Thermal Studio is a thermal image analysis and reporting software designed to manage large sets of thermal images and videos.

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