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Universal Robots for bin-picking and packaging

Universal Robots for bin-picking and packaging

Online sales show no sign of slowing and the growth is driving demand for fulfilment operations to pack and ship all those ordered goods. The work is repetitive, however, and requires high accuracy to reduce costly errors or returns. That means that jobs in picking and packaging items for shipping aren’t particularly desirable, especially in […]

By March 7, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Fanuc launches latest 3D simulation program

Fanuc launches latest 3D simulation program

Fanuc UK has launched the latest, upgraded version of its intelligent 3D simulation software for robot motion control. ROBOGUIDE Version 9 can be used for pre-sale concept simulations, right through to a full offline programming package for use on the shop floor. It is suitable for both new, and experienced, robot users, and has several […]

By March 6, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Comau enables the factory of the future

Comau enables the factory of the future

Ericsson, TIM and Comau, are showing at MWC 2018 their cloud robotics solution, as a first implementation result of ‘5G for Italy’ collaboration agreement, signed last year, to explore the potential of 5G through a series of use cases related to the development of innovative services and solutions on Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing enabled […]

By March 2, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
RARUK becomes TM Robotics distributor

RARUK becomes TM Robotics distributor

To strengthen its position as a leading UK provider of automation solutions, RARUK Automation has teamed up with TM Robotics to offer the Toshiba Machine SCARA, Cartesian and 6-axis robots. The systems complement the company’s established product programme that has been focused on collaborative and mobile transport robots, automation systems and feeding solutions. These new […]

By March 2, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Simmatic smart grippers handle difficult products

Simmatic smart grippers handle difficult products

When it comes to gripping and handling irregularly shaped or loosely wrapped produces, vacuum lifting is often the only viable solution. But some vacuum lifting systems are decidedly more versatile than others, as Dale Simmonds, managing director of Simmatic, explains. In every industry today, there’s constant pressure to increase productivity and drive down costs. Undeniably, […]

By March 1, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Universal Robots says cobots can help SMEs

Universal Robots says cobots can help SMEs

Taking on tasks such as stretch wrapping, packaging handling and palletising, robotics can significantly accelerate highly repetitive manual tasks on the product line. Employees can be freed up from strenuous tasks and reassigned to other responsibilities, not only providing them with opportunities to undertake more varied activities, but also allowing older staff members to remain […]

By March 1, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Igus offers complete, low cost robot arm with controller

Igus offers complete, low cost robot arm with controller

Cost-effective automation of simple tasks is the aim of the Igus robolink product range. In the new, compact version, the control system is located in the base and the arm is operated without the need for a switch cabinet and PC. The new robolink solution is a complete 4 or 5-axis robot in which a […]

By March 1, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Schunk hosts 10th annual robotics symposium

Schunk hosts 10th annual robotics symposium

Schunk’s Expert Days on Service Robotics have reached a major milestone, celebrating their tenth anniversary. The banner headline for this year’s event is “Smart Future with Cobots and Co-acts,” and will examine technological developments, challenges and opportunities for service robotics. The event runs from 28 February to 1 March, 2018. The topic spectrum will range […]

By February 21, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
TM Robotics announces 3D simulation software tool

TM Robotics announces 3D simulation software tool

TM Robotics is introducing the new TSAssist software – a powerful programming tool from Toshiba Machine. The software offers powerful assistance to all phases of automation, including planning, design and improvement. The next generation of robot software comes at a time where more businesses are turning to high performance 3D simulation for manufacturing. This software […]

By February 20, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Reiku extends jointing tubing system with more sizes

Reiku extends jointing tubing system with more sizes

Reiku has extended its proven jointed tubing cable protection system for robotics and automation. This means that this efficient alternative to corrugated conduits and energy chains is now available in nominal widths of 48 and 76, whereby the NW 48 joints can be also designed separably to improve accessibility. New accessories available for both sizes […]

By February 17, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
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