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Easy programming for any brand of robot

Easy programming for any brand of robot

Fuzzy Logic Robotics is announcing the first release of Fuzzy Studio during Hannover Messe Industry 2021, which it claims will be a game changer for unlocking flexible robotic production. The company it addresses the problem that both industrial and collaborative robotics are too costly for truly flexible production due to the complexity of software and […]

By March 29, 2021 Read More →
Industrial robot market to return to growth

Industrial robot market to return to growth

The Covid-19 pandemic has not been the only drag on the economy in the past couple of years. Even pre-Covid, 2019 was not a good year. As reported by the IMF in July 2019, the global economy was dipping before the pandemic hit the world. Sino-US tariff wars, weak demand from the global automotive and […]

By March 29, 2021 Read More →
Universal Robots appoints Mark Gray as country manager

Universal Robots appoints Mark Gray as country manager

Universal Robots today announces the promotion of Mark Gray to the position of country manager for the UK and Ireland. This newly created role is a reflection on how he has driven Universal Robots’ expansion into the UK&I markets and his expert knowledge of both regions. Gray’s in-depth knowledge of the pain-points faced by SME manufacturers, […]

By March 26, 2021 Read More →
Mobile cobot resolves redeployment challenge

Mobile cobot resolves redeployment challenge

Omron has developed a fast redeployment solution for machine tending collaborative robots. Incorporating breakthrough fully-integrated landmark functionality, Omron’s Mobile Cobot Workstation addresses the issue of under-utilisation that can render automation unviable for high product mix manufacturers and SMEs. By enabling cobots to be redeployed on different tasks with minimal reconfiguration, this agile automation solution accelerates […]

By March 26, 2021 Read More →
Micromech to lead Trio Motion Control’s UK expansion plan

Micromech to lead Trio Motion Control’s UK expansion plan

Motion control and systems build integrator, Micromech, has become the UK Solutions Partner for Trio Motion Technology, the motion-based manufacturer of machine control systems. Micromech, one of the country’s most experienced motion system integrators, will develop solutions for OEMs and machine builders using Trio’s range of motion controllers, I/O, servo drives and servo motors. The […]

By March 26, 2021 Read More →
Robot sales back on track after two tough years

Robot sales back on track after two tough years

Interact Analysis, market intelligence leader for the industrial automation sector, has published a new report on industrial robotics showing that the industrial robots sector is on track to deliver a swift recovery after a recent unprecedented two-year downturn. During the economic slow-down in 2019 the industrial robotics sector saw shipments fall by 5.4%. The pandemic […]

By March 25, 2021 Read More →
Reliable safety monitoring in harsh environments

Reliable safety monitoring in harsh environments

Safety has top priority in industrial environments. Leuze has a new safety solution for use in this area: the LBK safety radar system – a 3D solution for use in environments with dirt, welding sparks, sawdust, smoke or humidity. The system safeguards danger zones of machinery and systems – even in harsh environments. “The big […]

By March 25, 2021 Read More →
Seven safe steps to scanner success

Seven safe steps to scanner success

Believe it or not, the laser scanner is 50-years-old. Sick invented the very first laser scanner and the technology has certainly advanced significantly since those early days, having an impact in particular on safety. Dr Martin Kidman, safety specialist at Sick UK, looks at some of these developments, and details seven steps to a successful […]

By March 19, 2021 Read More →
3D printed grippers transform machine effectiveness

3D printed grippers transform machine effectiveness

Mechanical grippers – used, for example, for attaching lids to jars – have very restricted ‘closed/open’ dexterity. When a new product is introduced, a new gripper to match that product can take weeks to design and manufacture. So why not print them? Robust 3D printed plastic grippers made of Igus tribo-filaments can be manufactured 85 […]

By March 18, 2021 Read More →
Expand your CE and UKCA knowledge with Pilz

Expand your CE and UKCA knowledge with Pilz

Pilz Automation Technology has updated one of their well-established training courses, ‘Basis of CE Marking’, to include elements with a focus on UKCA Marking. The updated course, now called ‘Basis of CE and UKCA Marking’, aims to provide participants with comprehensive knowledge of both processes through step-by-step classroom sessions and practical exercises on a 3D […]

By March 18, 2021 Read More →