Electronics

SMAC micro gripper handles fragile parts

SMAC micro gripper handles fragile parts

New from SMAC Moving Coil Actuators is the MGR6 Series Micro Gripper. The SMAC MGR6 Series Micro Gripper has a very low moving mass with two independent axes, and, thanks to a patented Soft-Land routine, is capable of light, controlled forces. It can be used as an end effector on third party robots. The unit […]

By April 23, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Altus supports bespoke desktop soldering robots

Altus supports bespoke desktop soldering robots

Altus, a leading distributor of capital equipment for electronics assembly, has recently worked closely with its supplier, ATN Germany to offer full pre and post sales and engineering support for their range of bespoke designed desktop robots to address automated soldering which can grow with customers and their future requirements. ATN Germany produces a range […]

By July 20, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Universal Robots now certified for cleanrooms

Universal Robots now certified for cleanrooms

Universal Robots’ lightweight collaborative robot arms can now be implemented in controlled environments: After successful tests in accordance with VDI 2083 Part 9.1, the international industrial guideline concerning the various functions and measures of cleanroom technologies, the robot arms and the accompanying controller boxes made by the Danish pioneer in human-robot collaboration have been awarded […]

By September 23, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Festo showcases modular handling platform

Festo showcases modular handling platform

Festo be introducing its modular handling platform at the Hannover Fair 2016 for small scale handling applications, which is a ready-to-operate system allowing automation users to considerably reduce costs and time-to-market. It is particularly suited to electronics and light assembly as well as for laboratory automation, enabling precise curved travel paths to be created for […]

By March 23, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Sony UK Technology orders YuMi robot from ABB

Sony UK Technology orders YuMi robot from ABB

Sony UK Technology (UKTEC), the leading manufacturer of broadcast and professional cameras and camera systems will be the first in the UK to order ABB’s YuMi. Installed at the company’s UK Technology Centre in South Wales, the dual arm robot solution will be used to pick and place circuit board parts. Primarily used in research […]

By March 17, 2016 Read More →
SICK time of flight sensor checks robot gripping points

SICK time of flight sensor checks robot gripping points

SICK says its new PowerProx sensor offers unprecedented versatility to detect any object on a high-speed production line with just one range of sensors. PowerProx’s ability to detect small and flat objects too, no matter what the surface finish, will be useful in handling and assembly, for example in the automotive industry for reliable checking […]

By February 25, 2016 Read More →
Mobile robots boost productivity and safety

Mobile robots boost productivity and safety

A mobile fleet of Universal Robots will now receive daily work orders to solve ever-changing tasks with high mix/low volume electronics manufacturer Scott Fetzer Electrical Group (SFEG). The collaborative robots have optimised production by 20%, taking over monotonous and potentially hazardous tasks from employees now reallocated to more rewarding jobs. The fact that Universal Robots […]

By February 22, 2016 Read More →
Fast and cost-effective robotic automation

Fast and cost-effective robotic automation

Comau has introduced a new high-speed, 6-axis articulated robot featuring a payload of 3kg and a reach of just 630 mm. The third robot within the award-winning Racer family, Racer3 is Comau’s response to the growing market demand for fast, cost-effective robotic automation within small to medium-sized enterprises and emerging countries. With a streamlined design […]

By June 24, 2015 Read More →
Superior performance and reduced operating costs

Superior performance and reduced operating costs

For many years, the SCHUNK PGN-plus universal gripper has been considered a benchmark for gripping modules. Now with the new PGN-plus Permanent, SCHUNK, the competence leader for clamping technology and gripping systems is raising the bar. Its unique permanent lubrication provides a faster and more even distribution of the lubricant, even with short strokes. The […]

By June 22, 2015 Read More →
Delta launches SCARA robot and controller

Delta launches SCARA robot and controller

There was a new name in robotics at the Hannover Fair, with automation giant Delta launching a new SCARA robot and a robot controller with integrated servo drive. Visitors to the Delta stand were able to witness live demos of the company’s SCARA robot arm solution which it says is capable of improving daily productivity […]

By April 15, 2015 Read More →
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