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ABB industrial robots get Wizard Easy Programming software

ABB industrial robots get Wizard Easy Programming software

ABB has launched its Wizard Easy Programming software for its IRB 1100 industrial robot, allowing first time users to introduce robotic automation into their production lines without the need for specialist programming skills or any knowledge of RAPID code. Based on simple graphical blocks, Wizard Easy Programming makes it easy for non-specialists to automate their […]

By January 13, 2021 Read More →
Universal Robots launches vast online knowledge bank

Universal Robots launches vast online knowledge bank

Universal Robots (UR) has established a free online knowledge bank to ensure more organisations can maximise the potential of their collaborative robots (cobots). The content, containing on-demand webinars and articles created throughout 2020, means organisations can now automate processes more efficiently, effectively and with minimal investment. The library of webinars and articles covers subjects from […]

By January 12, 2021 Read More →
Brain signals control two advanced prosthetic arms

Brain signals control two advanced prosthetic arms

For more than 30 years — following an accident in his teens — Robert “Buz” Chmielewski has been a quadriplegic with minimal movement and feeling in his hands and fingers. But last month he was able to manipulate two prosthetic arms with his brain and feed himself dessert. Buz’s accomplishment marks a big step toward […]

By January 12, 2021 Read More →
Eplan launches Partner Network

Eplan launches Partner Network

The new partner network that EPLAN founded towards the end of 2020 pools the worldwide expertise of its cooperation partners to increase the benefits for customers. The EPLAN Partner Network (EPN) defines common binding goals for boosting integration along the value chain. Users profit from this increase in continuity and integration, particularly in the areas […]

By January 12, 2021 Read More →
Three-pronged approach to boosting productivity

Three-pronged approach to boosting productivity

2021 could be a pivotal year for industry in the UK, and the extent to which manufacturers adopt automation may determine its long-term success. Tom Bouchier, managing director at Fanuc UK, outlines the three areas manufacturers must focus on to bounce back in 2021. At a time when the impact of Covid-19 has presented significant […]

By January 12, 2021 Read More →
Improved handling and control using less energy

Improved handling and control using less energy

Increased automation, adapting to new labour-saving manufacturing practices and the consequences of Covid-19 is accelerating the demand for effective robotic solutions. This is especially the case in industries where logistics are key such as food, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics where there is increased urgency to improve efficiencies by automating the packing and stacking of individual products. […]

By January 11, 2021 Read More →
Brillopak meats industry challenges with UnipPAKer

Brillopak meats industry challenges with UnipPAKer

Brillopak is launching its award-winning UniPAKer robotic crate packer into the meat, fish and poultry sector following design enhancements that make the system both affordable and efficient in tray-sealed meat applications. The development of a new generation end-effector that offers increased suction and control when handling trays and skin packs coupled with a new dual-pick […]

By January 8, 2021 Read More →
Volkswagen lets its charging robots loose

Volkswagen lets its charging robots loose

Volkswagen provides a glimpse into the future in which the search for charging stations for electric cars comes to an end. Volkswagen Group Components’ mobile charging robot takes over this task – and drives to the electric car completely autonomously. After it is started via app or V2X communication, the mobile robot drives itself to […]

By January 7, 2021 Read More →
Ensure your logistics operations are prepared for the future

Ensure your logistics operations are prepared for the future

The pandemic has drastically changed consumer behaviour and has sped up what was already an upward trajectory for the adoption of online purchasing and digitalisation. In order to thrive, businesses need to ensure continuity of supply, the ability to implement remote staffing and social distancing and an agile supply chain with the capacity to meet […]

By January 7, 2021 Read More →
IP44 robolink from Igus defies water

IP44 robolink from Igus defies water

Requests by customers for a robolink fit for wet conditions has prompted plastics expert Igus to design one that can withstand rain, showers, and moisture. The company has developed its very first water-resistant robolink – a low-cost automation solution made of polymer and stainless steel. Adam Sanjurgo, LCA product manager at Igus, the global manufacturer […]

By January 4, 2021 Read More →