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New industrial robot products launched by Igus

New industrial robot products launched by Igus

In very tough business conditions, Igus has launched more new products in 2020/21 than the previous year – from integrated robotic drives to ball bearings with 21 times the high-speed service life. Many of these products had their first public viewing at the Hannover Messe Digital Edition in April and several new innovations were also […]

By April 22, 2021 Read More →
Fanuc enters recycling industry with Recycleye

Fanuc enters recycling industry with Recycleye

Fanuc is breaking into the waste management industry by partnering with intelligent waste management start-up Recycleye. Over the past 12 the months, Recycleye has combined its validated AI computer vision technology with Fanuc’s 60+ years of experience in automation, to deploy and scale Recycleye Robotics, an AI-powered robotic waste-picking system. To date, the limited availability […]

By April 21, 2021 Read More →
Latest tech on display at RAI Industry Showcase

Latest tech on display at RAI Industry Showcase

The Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (RAI) Industry Showcase returns virtually on 25 – 27 May 2021 to once again give UK industry the chance to understand the latest in industrial robotics and AI innovation. The three-day online event, organised by KTN, is expected to attract over 1,000 delegates from across all industries and will feature […]

By April 20, 2021 Read More →
ABB’s GoFa robot wins Best of the Red Dot award

ABB’s GoFa robot wins Best of the Red Dot award

ABB’s GoFa cobot was awarded the prestigious Red Dot Best of the Best design award in recognition of its unique design concept to make the new robot appealing and accessible to users. The global Red Dot Design Awards recognize achievements in product design, with the jury assessing thousands of entries every year. Red Dot’s “Best […]

By April 20, 2021 Read More →
Tidying up cables with triflex on a Universal Robot

Tidying up cables with triflex on a Universal Robot

In its latest video, Igus shows us how easy it is to add the triflex energy chain to a Universal Robot. The triflex energy chain complements the Universal Robot’s movements, enabling a smooth motion without damaging the cables. The triflex R is a multi-axis e-chain specially designed for robot applications, safely guiding and protecting robot […]

By April 20, 2021 Read More →
New possibilities for automated inspection

New possibilities for automated inspection

A new 3D vision system is said to make inspecting parts in 3D as easy as using a 2D smart camera. While optical inspection in 3D previously required a great deal of programming but offered few benefits, Cognex’s new technology brings better image quality, simplified application development, and a wide range of true 3D inspection […]

By April 18, 2021 Read More →
Igus addresses robot cabling challenges

Igus addresses robot cabling challenges

Industrial robots are pervasive in manufacturing and their applications are increasing all the time. But with constant multi-axis movements, the cables that supply robots are subjected to extreme levels of stress, posing a challenge for manufacturers of cables and other connecting components. Plastics expert Igus has just the solution. The International Federation of Robotics predicts […]

By April 13, 2021 Read More →
Universal Robots develops interface for Siemens Engineering Portal

Universal Robots develops interface for Siemens Engineering Portal

Universal Robots is pleased to announce a new partnership with Siemens’ TIA (Totally Integrated Automation) that will allow the integration of Universal Robots cobots into complex machine and manufacturing environments. This new interface will facilitate a seamless integration process for machine builders and system integrators. Universal Robots’ cobots will become part of the Simatic Robot […]

By April 11, 2021 Read More →
Robots boost productivity in 3D printing post processing

Robots boost productivity in 3D printing post processing

Mitsubishi Electric’s range of automation products helps to create the first fully automated Underwriters Laboratories (UL) approved post-processing machine for 3D printed plastic parts. Sheffield-based Additive Manufacturing Technologies (AMT) has teamed up with Mitsubishi Electric to further advance its innovative chemical vapour smoothing machine, PostPro 3D, by developing an integrated automation solution. This is based […]

By April 9, 2021 Read More →
A vision of the future or reality today?

A vision of the future or reality today?

Ever since robots started to become a mainstream part of manufacturing, the concept of fully automated flexible production has been the ultimate objective for businesses across a wide range of sectors. Moving towards this goal has been an iterative process with ongoing developments in hardware, software and connectivity making it possible to continually enhance the […]

By April 8, 2021 Read More →