Case studies

Smart cup for composites handling from Simmatic

Smart cup for composites handling from Simmatic

Pre-impregnation composite materials – or pre-preg composites as they’re usually known – typically take the form of heavy, floppy sheets that resemble the thick felt used for roofing purposes. Their flexibility and weight means that pre-preg composites are notoriously difficult to handle. When a pattern maker asked Simmatic to devise a reliable way of lifting […]

By April 26, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
TM Robotics provides solution for rapid food-packing

TM Robotics provides solution for rapid food-packing

Fold it, seal it, tape it, box it, pick it, place it – automate it. No, these aren’t Daft Punk lyrics, but the separate processes that Finland-based Orfer Oy needed to automate to speed up its packaging operations. However, automating these processes without expanding on factory floor space was no easy feat. For a new […]

By March 25, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
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 →
Eaton hose provides secure supply to hexapods

Eaton hose provides secure supply to hexapods

A crucial factor for driving comfort and safety within motor vehicles are suspension components. A renowned automotive manufacturer therefore tests each component thoroughly at its research centre. Within the facility the company operates state-of-the-art test rigs, including a hexapod test bench: the characteristics of suspension elements as well as their transmission function are determined here. […]

By February 9, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Kuka robot boosts productivity for Linecross

Kuka robot boosts productivity for Linecross

Telsonic’s ultrasonic modules and systems have been designed to be applied in a diverse number of ways. For many applications, where there are few variations in part type or size, a dedicated automation solution is often the most appropriate. However, where ultimate flexibility is required, either due to the complex shape of a part or […]

By February 9, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Universal Robots draw the crowds in Regent Street

Universal Robots draw the crowds in Regent Street

Two Universal Robots UR10 articulated arms are capturing the attention of those passing the display window of a prestigious new store in London’s West End. Global sportswear giant ASICS has recently opened its flagship European retail premises on Regent Street, where front-of-house UR10 robots – supplied and commissioned by RARUK Automation – are engaging shoppers […]

By January 22, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Yaskawa servo packaging suits packaging robots

Yaskawa servo packaging suits packaging robots

When a leading automated packing and packaging machine manufacturer was searching for a compact, yet high-precision servo drive package, it found the ideal solution from Yaskawa. For its new production line, Ixapack Global based in Western France selected the current dual-axis modules of the Sigma-7 Servo Systems from Yaskawa. For over 40 years Ixapack Global […]

By December 6, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Brillopak robot solution yields 15 month ROI for McVities

Brillopak robot solution yields 15 month ROI for McVities

Highly commended at the 2017 PPMA Group Industry Awards for robotic innovation, an automated turnkey installation from end-of-line automation specialist Brillopak has provided McVities with a flexible, small footprint, multi-line palletising solution that has paid for itself within 15 months through reduced labour costs. The seven Brillopak C2 KT400 robotic palletisers, located on a mezzanine […]

By December 3, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Universal Robot UR10s speed up labelling process

Universal Robot UR10s speed up labelling process

New Zealand based plastic manufacturer Talbot Technologies combines plastic thermoforming and injection moulding technologies to deliver a wide range of high quality products. In the past, the company relied heavily on manual handling of products. However, due to the rapid growth of the company production had to be streamlined. Having tried a fixed rail robot […]

By November 23, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
3D printing using a Mitsubishi Electric 7-axis robot

3D printing using a Mitsubishi Electric 7-axis robot

A project at the Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR) is looking at 3D printing from a totally different angle – where the emphasis is placed on meaningful expression, rather than the accurate reproduction of digital data. A flexible Mitsubishi Electric MELFA RV-7FLM articulated arm industrial robot is at the centre of the project. Additive […]

By November 17, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
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