Articulated arm videos

  • Low cost robotics will revolutionise production, says Igus Until recently, due to the high costs involved, robots were used mainly by large, profitable industries producing high-value commodities. Today, a revolution is changing the way we think about ...
  • Epson to launch autonomous dual-arm robot Epson has commercialized a “seeing, sensing, thinking, working” autonomous dual-arm robot that it says will expand the scope of automated production. Epson will roll out the new robot, named ...
  • 3D printing using a Mitsubishi Electric 7-axis robot A project at the Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR) is looking at 3D printing from a totally different angle – where the emphasis is placed on meaningful expression, ...
  • Mabey puts cutting-edge ABB robots to work Leading bridge and engineering services specialist Mabey has put its new robots to work at its Mabey Bridge site in Lydney, Gloucestershire. Forming one complete cell, the new robots ...
  • Repeatable testing with UR3 robot and Robotiq gripper As part of its continued investment in product development, Edinburgh-headquartered Zonal Retail Data Systems has introduced a robotic arm to aid R&D and ensure the company meets the highest ...
  • Igus robot turns a book into a real page turner If you have a suction pad, digital scanner and a robolink arm, you too can put the printed word on to the silver screen. This week’s video is an ...
  • Build low-cost robotics with Igus robolink (3) This video is the third in a four-part series demonstrating how quick and easy it is to build your own versatile robotic systems using modular, low-cost and easy-to-assemble robolink ...
  • Build low-cost robotics with Igus robolink (2) This video is the second in a four-part series demonstrating how quick and easy it is to build your own versatile robotic systems using modular, low-cost and easy-to-assemble robolink ...
  • Build low-cost robotics using Igus robolink (1) This video is the first in a four-part series demonstrating how quick and easy it is to build your own robotic systems using modular, low-cost and easy-to-assemble robolink kits ...
  • Comau introduces small robot family based on Racer3 Comau has extended its small robot family for quick applications in restricted spaces, including handling, assembly and pick-and-place, by introducing two new robots – Racer5-0.63 and Racer5-0.80. Both are ...
  • Cobots help to meet production challenge “The whole premise of our company is to bring manufacturing back to this country,” says Geoff Escallette, CEO of US based RSS Manufacturing and Phylrich, a highly specialised short ...
  • Mitsubishi Electric highlights robot zonal safety The Drives & Controls exhibition ran with a robot theme for 2016, which suited Mitsubishi Electric down to the ground as the company’s range of extremely dextrous robots was ...
  • Igus lets you build your own robot for under £5k Igus now has a complete bill of materials for its Robolink D robot, which means users can define exactly the number of axes they want and then assemble the ...
  • Mobile robots boost productivity and safety A mobile fleet of Universal Robots will now receive daily work orders to solve ever-changing tasks with high mix/low volume electronics manufacturer Scott Fetzer Electrical Group (SFEG). The collaborative ...
  • Mitsubishi robot addresses cake slicing challenge When automation OEM Newtech looked to design a new ultrasonic cutting machine for the bakery industry, it turned to Mitsubishi Electric for a fast, efficient, flexible and clean robotic ...
  • ABB introduces high payload IRB 8700 robot ABB Robotics has introduced its highest payload, multipurpose industrial robot, the IRB 8700. The IRB 8700 robot has a reach of 3.5m and is capable of handling a payload ...
  • Automata Technologies develops low cost robot British start-up company Automata Technologies says it is democtrasing robotics with the introduction of Eva – a lightweight, low cost, easy to use six axis robotic arm. Although Eva ...
  • Comau launches Amico humanoid robot at EMO Comau has introduced a new two-armed, humanoid robot which it says clarifies and emphasises its next steps towards a future where man-machine cooperation evolves from mere hypothesis to a ...
  • ABB confirms pricing of YuMi at Hannover There was a massive buzz around the ABB Robotics stand at the Hannover Fair, where the company was highlighting its YuMi collaborative robot. The company also confirmed pricing for ...
  • Igus robotic highlights at the Hannover fair If you’re looking for collaborative robots at a price that’s affordable, Igus’ Robolink D robot comes in at just €1500. Where the first generation relied on wires, the new ...
  • Articulated robot helps ‘first timer’ meet growth demand A first Kawasaki R series articulated robot installed at its Isle of Wight facility has helped marine pump manufacturer Separator Spares International (SSI) meet customer demand that had seen ...
  • Auxiliary robot arm for wheelchair users Articulated joints with grippers are increasingly being used to aid people with disabilities. The latest video from Igus shows how robolink technology, which integrates its multi-axis joints and drive ...
  • Robot claimed to be the fastest in its class Comau claims its new Racer 999 articulated robot is the fastest in its class, and can reduce cycle times by up to 25% when compared to the previous generation ...
  • Direct drive robotic arms support lean automation Expanding its range of cost-effective modular robolink systems, Igus introduces the robolink D direct drive articulated arm – a tougher, more durable solution compared with remote drive versions – ...
  • ABB unveils the future of human-robot collaboration ABB Robotics says its innovative, human-friendly dual arm robot with breakthrough functionality will unlock vast global additional automation potential in industry. The robot will be commercially launched on April ...
  • Compact robot makes machines smaller and faster Today’s requirements in the production environment include machines that are smaller and which offer reduced cycle times. ABB Robotics reports that it can help in both of these areas, ...
  • Robots increase capacity at aluminium casting company Implementing robotic loading and unloading has vastly increased capacity at Ryobi Aluminium Casting UK. Before automating the process, shift performances varied considerably, parts and tooling suffered damage and the ...
  • Robot demonstrates how easy programming can be Honda UK Manufacturing’s Swindon site has recently invested in a Universal Robot from RA Rodriguez that is currently being assessed for a variety of applications. And clearly it attracted ...
  • Multiple-axis joints suit a host of robotic applications With moving mass reduced to a minimum, the robolink range of articulated modules have been carefully designed by polymer specialist igus to provide robot developers and laboratories with a ...
  • Robots handle barrels at heritage cooperage Automation technology is proving it can mix effectively and unobtrusively with the heritage craft of barrel manufacturing at Speyside Cooperage in Alloa. Two Kawasaki robots and a purpose designed ...
  • Framing multiple car models on the same line ABB Robotics has launched its GateFramer robotic car body framing system, enabling multiple cars to be produced on the same line, while maintaining short cycle times, high accuracy, high ...
  • Palletising robot boosts competitiveness for beer bottler The installation of a palletizing robot at the end of its bottling line has boosted the competitiveness of a UK heritage beer bottling business. A Kawasaki robot was chosen ...
  • Universal module for all motions of a robot Now compatible with more than 100 robot models and brands, the igus Triflex RS system is even more versatile and user-friendly. The internal retraction force prevents loops forming in ...
  • Robot performs intricate arm movements in confined spaces Mitsubishi Electric has added a new model to its robot line-up, designed to work in confined spaces and perform intricate arm movements. The RV-2SDB robot uses innovations in design ...
  • Faster robot programming on cosmetics line A partnership between National Instruments and Denso Robotics has been a major boon on a packaging line for cosmetics, enabling fast programming, prototyping and testing of an integrated vision ...
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