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15 December 2021

FASTENERS MANUFACTURER Stanley Engineered Fastening has introduced robotic quality inspection using robots in its Warrington Facility.

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02 September 2021

A SURVEY has revealed growing interest from UK manufacturers in the potential of robotic automation to help address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and to protect against future workforce shortages.

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02 September 2021

BRILLOPAK WILL showcase its newest award-winning and affordable UniPAKer robotic crate packing platform – its most compact and energy-efficient system to-date.

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04 August 2021

Responding to manufacturers’ end-of-line labour challenges including staff shortages, social distancing measures and self-isolation, OMRON UK will debut its cobot palletiser, the RB1200, at PPMA Show 2021.

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03 August 2021

GETTING TO grips with robotic automation is now even easier with the launch of ABB’s Virtual Assistance support service.

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30 July 2021

COVENTRY-BASED precision engineering business Harris RCS has taken delivery of its first two industrial robots to reap the benefits of factory automation.

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18 June 2021

A MULTIBEAM safety scanner introduced by SICK is believed to be the first in the world to use safe, solid-state LiDAR technology to enable small autonomous vehicles and line-guided shuttle systems to operate more quickly and productively.

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01 June 2021

DESIGNED TO create an exact simulation of the real-world stopping distance of a robot, ABB's RobotStudio offline programming and simulation software has been upgraded with a new virtual robot braking distance function.

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23 April 2021

THE FIRST machine that could be considered an industrial PC (IPC) was released by IBM in the early 1980s, designed for the rigorous operations of industry. Almost 40 years on, IPCs are commonly used as automation controllers in many industrial environments. However, selecting the right IPC for these industrial environments is anything but straightforward. Stephen Hayes explores the main considerations for success when choosing an IPC.

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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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FEATURES

05 May 2022

A manufacturer of life-size cardboard cut-outs of celebrities, Disney and Star Wars characters is anticipating game-changing growth after investing in trend analysis software and AI.

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29 March 2022

As a manufacturer of outdoor products, Husqvarna recognises the value of automation in improving competitiveness. On the production line of the company's chainsaws, collaborative robots have become part of the team writes Matt Rollins.

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23 November 2021

The motion system that powers a wheeled robot must be carefully specified according to the application requirements and environment, taking into account durability, efficiency, and noise say Pradeep Deshmane and Manoj Pujari

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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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