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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 →
SMART NJ 650 robot combines strength with reach

SMART NJ 650 robot combines strength with reach

With a payload capability of up to 650kg and a maximum horizontal reach of 2.70m, the SMART NJ 650 robot from Comau has been designed to meet market requirements for robots that can efficiently manipulate components of significant size and weight. Surpassing the capabilities of the previous version, the SMART NJ 650 complete’s Comau’s range […]

By March 13, 2015 Read More →
Robots increase capacity at aluminium casting company

Robots increase capacity at aluminium casting company

Implementing robotic loading and unloading has vastly increased capacity at Ryobi Aluminium Casting UK. Before automating the process, shift performances varied considerably, parts and tooling suffered damage and the bottom line was that the operator performance was setting the takt time, Now it is the robot that works to the programmed takt time. Ryobi Aluminium […]

By April 7, 2014 Read More →
Robots boost capacity at aluminium foundry business

Robots boost capacity at aluminium foundry business

Midlands precision aluminium diecaster JH Lavender has invested in a new robot cell in the wake of a raft of new long-term contracts from some of its major customers. A 1600 tonne automated diecasting cell featuring a 6-axis KUKA robot for unloading components has been added to a new 620m² diecasting hall at JH Lavender’s site in […]

By June 1, 2011 Read More →
Robot helps to streamline tricky foundry task

Robot helps to streamline tricky foundry task

A Black Country foundry has boosted the efficiency of a key production process by investing in a KUKA robot to help transform a time-consuming, labour-intensive operation. Newby Foundries has installed an automated production cell at its facility in Wednesbury for drilling holes in a variety of sand cores used to make castings for customers in the […]

By March 25, 2010 Read More →
Innovations in energy and data supply for robots

Innovations in energy and data supply for robots

Igus has developed a new universal module called Triflex RS, specifically for robotic applications in very cramped conditions. The multi-axis robotic energy chain Triflex RS is always guided parallel and close to the robot arm, preventing a loop forming or cables becoming strained at the robot head. The low-profile module can be mounted directly to […]

By February 10, 2010 Read More →
Dress pack for robotic energy and data supply

Dress pack for robotic energy and data supply

Igus has developed a new universal energy and data supply dress pack module called the Triflex RS, specifically for use in robotic applications in very cramped conditions. This multi-axis robotic dress pack energy chain is always guided parallel and close to the robot arm, preventing a loop forming for cables becoming strained at the robot […]

By January 3, 2010 Read More →
Plastics for robotic motion
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