Aerospace

Fanuc UK showcases system integrator expertise

Fanuc UK showcases system integrator expertise

As a key component in its multifaceted exhibit for the Farnborough International Airshow, automation specialist Fanuc UK is hosting three of the company’s key technology partners and system integrators. Each company is staging live on-stand demonstrations of its systems for aerospace engineering, uniting Fanuc capabilities with their own application expertise. Loop Technology will run a […]

By July 19, 2022 Read More →
Fanuc’s unveils aerospace portal at Farnborough

Fanuc’s unveils aerospace portal at Farnborough

Factory automation company Fanuc UK will unveil its Aerospace Portal at Farnborough International Airshow (FIA2022), 18-22 July 2022 – the latest tool in the company’s drive to support aerospace customers across the globe. A free-to-use online knowledge hub, the Aerospace Portal brings together Fanuc’s entire range of automated solutions for the aerospace industry into one […]

By July 8, 2022 Read More →
Factory of the future opts for mobile robots from RARUK Automation

Factory of the future opts for mobile robots from RARUK Automation

A new first-of-its-kind fully connected factory is applying game-changing technologies – including MiR Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) supplied by RARUK Automation – to help advance the manufacture of the UK’s next-generation combat aircraft system, Tempest. Located at the Warton facility of BAE Systems, the ‘Factory of the Future’ has been designed in such a way […]

By August 17, 2021 Read More →
Autonomous robots could soon transport Airbus

Autonomous robots could soon transport Airbus

Entire aircraft wing assemblies could be transported by intelligent, autonomous robots at the vast Airbus production facility in North Wales following a collaborative research project with engineers at the AMRC’s Integrated Manufacturing Group. The ambitious project began by developing safe, automated means of delivering tooling supplies internally within the Airbus factory at Broughton in Wales, […]

By December 19, 2018 Read More →
Machine vision and robotics solve positioning challenge

Machine vision and robotics solve positioning challenge

Having a machine ‘see’ a complex shaped part, then manipulate it whilst performing a highly accurate masking application is an example of a unique challenge presented in ‘future manufacturing technology’. For Astech Projects engineers, this future technology is all in a day’s work. In 2015, Astech Projects was approached by an aerospace manufacturer that needed […]

By December 14, 2018 Read More →
Functional testing of nanosatellites using robots

Functional testing of nanosatellites using robots

Argotec, Italian aerospace engineering company, and Comau, worldwide leader in delivering advanced industrial automation products and systems, present ATENA, an innovative system aimed at testing and validating the functionality of nanosatellites. ATENA (Advanced Testing Emulator for Nanosatellite Arm) simplifies simulations of satellite performance, generally carried out through complex numerical analysis and tests of hardware, software, […]

By September 17, 2018 Read More →
Igus reduces mobile robot weight by 15%

Igus reduces mobile robot weight by 15%

Safety is particularly important in air travel, both on the ground and in the air. For this reason, aircraft are regularly inspected and maintained. An important item on the inspector’s checklist is looking for signs of corrosion and metal fatigue on the outer skin of the aircraft. To reduce ground handling times and to increase […]

By September 9, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Universal Robots help automate the aerospace industry

Universal Robots help automate the aerospace industry

When experiencing increased demand for specialised parts, Whippany Actuation Systems faced an important decision — purchase a new CNC machine, outsource production, or introduce automation with a Universal Robots-based solution. Whippany Actuation Systems makes electro-mechanical actuation systems for the aerospace and defense industries. The company needed to increase production quickly, preferred to manufacture in-house, and […]

By February 28, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Controller for 6-axis test piece robot and welding laser

Controller for 6-axis test piece robot and welding laser

Control of Europe’s most powerful non-military laser, plus a six-axis test piece handling robot and multiple points of distributed I/O at a new laser-based R&D centre is based on a Mitsubishi Electric iQ-controller. The laser-based research and development cell has been installed at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in Ansty, West Midlands, to help keep […]

By May 22, 2014 Read More →
Innovative approach to automating ultrasonic testing

Innovative approach to automating ultrasonic testing

Ultrasonic Sciences Limited (USL) based in Aldershot, Hampshire, UK are leaders in the design and manufacture of automated and semi-automated ultrasonic testing systems. Many of their systems are in use around the world testing highly critical metallic and composite components mainly in the aerospace and metals industries. When USL decided to manufacture a fully automated […]

By March 3, 2014 Read More →