Case studies

Robot eases bottleneck for salad dressing producer

Robot eases bottleneck for salad dressing producer

By employing a 6-axis industrial FANUC robot to automate the palletising of its bottled salad dressing line, Swiss condiment producer Brunos has alleviated production inefficiencies, allowing the company to keep pace with its growing order book. Founded in 2001, Brunos produces cooled salad dressings and gourmet butters. Since its inception, sales have risen steadily, prompting […]

By June 14, 2024 Read More →
Robot safety enables machine tending on wheels

Robot safety enables machine tending on wheels

ALM Engineering near Newton Aycliffe in County Durham has uprooted machine tending robots, set them on wheels and turned them into freely-accessible and adaptable mobile units that can be quickly and easily repositioned wherever they are needed. Safety is assured thanks to a collaboration with SICK. The idea was sparked by the need for a […]

By May 28, 2024 Read More →
CKF installs Standard Robot Palletising cell

CKF installs Standard Robot Palletising cell

CKF‘s latest standard robotic palletising system is now operational at Vandemoortele – a leading European food group that manufactures and sells high quality food products. The new standard palletiser is one in a range of Standard Palletising cells offered by CKF and has been installed in the company’s Worcester plant. CKF’s range of Standard Palletising […]

By May 21, 2024 Read More →
Robot eases bottleneck for salad dressing producer

Robot eases bottleneck for salad dressing producer

By employing a 6-axis industrial FANUC robot to automate the palletising of its bottled salad dressing line, Swiss condiment producer Brunos has alleviated production inefficiencies, allowing the company to keep pace with its growing order book. Founded in 2001, Brunos produces cooled salad dressings and gourmet butters. Since its inception, sales have risen steadily, prompting […]

By May 10, 2024 Read More →
Vision guided robotics solves packaging challenge

Vision guided robotics solves packaging challenge

An industrial bakery has secured lower error rates and higher throughput of goods with a modern machine vision solution using the Aurora Design Assistant machine vision software from Zebra Technologies. The bakery can now inspect its full range of breads using a single machine vision solution, and carry out efficient, automated picking with a robotic grip […]

By April 18, 2024 Read More →
Robots play key role in sawmill upgrade project

Robots play key role in sawmill upgrade project

An integrated project of control room technology, power distribution and robotics, implemented by ABB Process Automation have driven pioneering levels of productivity and efficiency at Metsä Fibre’s technologically advanced sawmill. The customer’s Rauma mill is Finland’s largest ever sawmill investment at €260 million and uses machine vision, artificial intelligence (AI) and integrated information systems for […]

By April 11, 2024 Read More →
ABB Robotics helps to deliver sustainable housing

ABB Robotics helps to deliver sustainable housing

ABB Robotics is collaborating with UK-based tech start-up AUAR to advance the use of robotic micro-factories to build affordable, sustainable low energy timber homes. AUAR’s transformative approach to integrating robotic automation into the building process will tackle skills shortages, boost sustainability, and improve health and safety by deploying robots in a global network of local […]

By March 27, 2024 Read More →
100 SCARA robots for baked nut sorting line

100 SCARA robots for baked nut sorting line

50 pairs Trio SCARA robots on a nut sorting line in the US are increasing efficiency and reducing the total cost of ownership, as well as adding process accuracy. Along with vision system integration, a single motion controller manages each SCARA robot pair, minimising the total budget outlay. With an employment rate of around 96.3% […]

By March 25, 2024 Read More →
Innovative lab automation systems built using cobots

Innovative lab automation systems built using cobots

RARUK Automation has recently supplied a series of collaborative robots (cobots) to Labman Automation. The UK-based company specialises in creating world-leading custom laboratory automation solutions. Labman is the only UK certified systems integrator (CSI) for Universal Robots in the lab automation space. Two of Labman’s recent innovations feature the UR3e and UR5e Universal Robots cobots […]

By February 19, 2024 Read More →
Authenticating user groups for mobile workstation

Authenticating user groups for mobile workstation

When HT Robotics was looking for a solution to regulate user access to a new mobile workstation for the efficient loading and unloading of CNC machines, it turned to Pilz, and the PITreader S modular access permission system. The mobile workstation is moved within the plant for use on various machine tools, depending on the […]

By February 7, 2024 Read More →