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Pilz presents safe and smart automation at PPMA

Pilz presents safe and smart automation at PPMA

Packaging-related processes require a high level of automation and flexibility to be efficient and profitable. With this in mind, Pilz will be exhibiting its Smart Factory at the 2018 PPMA Show, which demonstrates how its products can help users achieve intelligent networking and flexible production in your plant, whilst making sure you always have safety […]

By July 19, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
ABB launches single-arm YuMi cobot

ABB launches single-arm YuMi cobot

ABB has expanded its collaborative automation offering with the launch of a new single-arm YuMi robot. The IRB 14050 single-arm YuMi is ABB’s most agile and compact robot and is designed to easily fit into existing production lines to increase flexibility while working safely alongside people. The new collaborative robot is one of the first […]

By July 11, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Pilz introduces open, modular robot family

Pilz introduces open, modular robot family

The German industrial safety specialist Pilz has entered the robotics market with a portfolio of modular products including a six-axis robot arm, a control module incorporating drive technology, and an operator module. The products made their debut at the recent Automatica exhibition in Germany, where Pilz was also demonstrating a prototype two-arm robot. Pilz is […]

By July 5, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
‘Brainy Skin’ with sense of touch gets £1.5m funding

‘Brainy Skin’ with sense of touch gets £1.5m funding

A robotic hand covered in ‘brainy skin’ that mimics the human sense of touch is being developed by scientists. University of Glasgow’s Professor Ravinder Dahiya has plans to develop ultra-flexible, synthetic Brainy Skin that ‘thinks for itself’. The super-flexible, hypersensitive skin may one day be used to make more responsive prosthetics for amputees, or to […]

By July 3, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
How to set up a motor controller for an Igus linear robot

How to set up a motor controller for an Igus linear robot

In this video, Rene Erdmann, head of the drylin E electric drive technology business unit at Igus, shows how easy it is to set up the dryve motor controller for the drylin E linear robot. The web-based system can interface easily to a desktop PC, tablet or smartphone – simply type in the IP address […]

By June 29, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Comau launches lightweight wearable robotics

Comau launches lightweight wearable robotics

Comau has unveiled MATE, its first innovative wearable exoskeleton. MATE has been designed to improve work quality in an efficient and highly ergonomic manner by providing consistent and advanced movement assistance during repetitive as well as daily tasks. The MATE Fit for Workers exoskeleton uses an advanced spring-based passive structure. MATE delivers lightweight, breathable and […]

By June 29, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Sick launches robot guidance for part localisation

Sick launches robot guidance for part localisation

Sick has launched 2D and 3D vision-guided part localisation systems for easy and quick set-up of robot picking from a belt, or from a bin or stillage. Suitable for both cobots and conventional industrial robots, the Sick PLOC2D and PLB 520 have been developed specifically to facilitate affordable, or entry-level automation and for use in […]

By June 26, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
OnRobot debuts new products at Automatica 2018

OnRobot debuts new products at Automatica 2018

OnRobot will be launching three new products at Automatica 2018: The ‘Gecko Gripper’, ‘Polyskin Tactile Gripper’, ‘RG2-FT’ and a major technical upgrade of the existing ‘HEX’ force-torque sensor product line based on OptoForce technology. These innovative solutions will open up new areas of application for collaborative robotics at the same time making implementation even easier. […]

By June 20, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Universal Robots launches next generation cobots

Universal Robots launches next generation cobots

Universal Robots is continuing to evolve its ground-breaking, collaborative automation technology with the introduction of its new flagship e-Series cobots. This new collaborative robot platform includes technology advances that enables faster development for a wider variety of applications. Improvements include the ability to economically address even more applications, thanks to greater precision and sensitivity provided […]

By June 18, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Scorpion Vision integrates HikVision smart camera with vision software

Scorpion Vision integrates HikVision smart camera with vision software

Scorpion Vision is delighted to announce that the new HikVision Smart Camera can now be fully integrated with their machine vision software. As the sole distributor for the HikVision product range in the UK and Ireland, Scorpion Vision understands first-hand the capabilities of the high performance smart camera and saw an opportunity to integrate with […]

By June 15, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
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