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01 April 2021

XPO Logistics and Nestlé have announced that their flagship distribution centre and technology hub in the UK has completed its phased opening to full operation. The two companies began collaborating on the design and construction of the Digital Distribution Warehouse of the Future in 2018, together with technology partner, Swisslog Logistics Automation.

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30 March 2021

NEW FROM igus is a cost-effective, lightweight, plug & play gearbox kit consisting of gearbox, encoder, controller, force control system and motor for collaborative robotics.

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05 February 2021

INTRODUCED BY RARUK Automation for its MiR autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), GuardCom – developed by ROEQ – uses proven sensor-based technology innovatively to remove a robot’s reliance on wifi.

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01 February 2021

INVESTMENT IN a new turning/milling machine is enabling RUD Group to machine a range of components economically and to the highest quality.

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05 February 2021

FOR ROBOTIC conveyor transport solutions relying on WiFi, any instability in the connection can cause operational inefficiency. An introduction from RARUK Automation for its MiR autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) eliminates this risk.

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01 February 2021

A NEW Kawasaki robot has replaced an older version which completed an estimated two million fault-free lifting cycles for one of Ireland’s leading pallet producers.

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04 December 2020

WITH SEMCON as its partner, Swedish innovation company STILRIDE is planning to challenge traditional manufacturing techniques and pave the way for new design by using robots to fold steel in production of its stainless steel electric scooter.

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17 June 2020

The latest human collaborative robots from YASKAWA are designed to ensure powerful, robust and safe application capabilities.

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10 June 2020

ABB Robotics has made its range of robot training courses available online.

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09 April 2020

Aimed at OEMs looking to add mobility to their autonomous or collaborative robots, NSK has developed a direct-drive wheel unit.

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06 April 2020

Collaborative robots (cobots) help address the challenges in assembly line work and manufacturing tasks by enabling human-robot collaboration (HRC) within the same workflow and a common workspace.

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01 April 2020

RARUK Automation has supplied a Universal Robots UR10 collaborative robot (cobot) to BWI Group’s Luton plant, which specialises in assembly of suspension modules to the global transportation market.

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29 January 2020

L.A.C. Conveyors & Automation is working on its first collaborative industrial robot (cobot) application using a universal six axis robot, to provide an innovative ultrasonic welding application.

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25 September 2019

Sanding applications for collaborative robots generally require many inter-communicating hardware and software components. Integration can be complex and time consuming. An alternative, from RARUK Automation's Robotiq range, is an all-in-one sanding solution designed specifically to work with Universal Robots.

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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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19 September 2019

If you’ve ever considered adding robots to your production line but don’t know where to start, then ABB’s Switch to Robots Ireland seminar could be a useful starting point.

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22 August 2019

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

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20 August 2019

Mitsubishi Electric has helped Western Mechanical Handling (WMH) develop a fully automated inline cell for cutting and slicing food of any size and shape on the fly.

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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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11 June 2019

The take-up of robotic automation in the UK is being held back by lingering and outdated misconceptions that are seriously impairing competitiveness and productivity. Nigel Platt, LBL Manager for UK & Ireland at ABB Robotics explains hopes a new step by step seminar from ABB Robotics will help

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FEATURES

19 April 2021

Mark McArdle, General Manager for Festo Ireland, examines how the Irish food industry can develop the skills set required for a more automated future.

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27 July 2020

We all take for granted downloading an App on our smart phones - but what about something as complex as configuring and commissioning vision-guidance for robots, will there ever be a ready-made ‘App’ for that? Neil Sandhu SICK’s UK Product Manager - Imaging, Measurement, Ranging & Systems, looks at the issues

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11 May 2020

There is rarely, if ever, a one-size-fits-all approach to manufacturing. It is important that site managers know what considerations to make when choosing an industrial robot to automate their processes. Here Jonathan Wilkins discusses what manufacturers should consider when choosing what type of robot to invest in

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26 September 2019

Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based predictive analytics can be used to support robot predictive maintenance. Barry Weller, product manager at Mitsubishi Electric, explains more

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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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