Laboratory

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 →
ABB Robotics and Mettler-Toledo join forces

ABB Robotics and Mettler-Toledo join forces

ABB Robotics and METTLER TOLEDO have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to offer an innovative solution that seamlessly integrates ABB’s robots with LabX, METTLER TOLEDO’s laboratory instrument management software. The combined solution will enable greater levels of efficient and high-quality automated laboratory workflows across a range of industries, making research, testing, and quality control […]

By February 7, 2024 Read More →
Yamaha launches SCARA robot for clean rooms

Yamaha launches SCARA robot for clean rooms

Yamaha Robotics is adding the new clean type YK-XEC series to its YK-XE series of high-performance SCARA robots for clean rooms. This model is designed for automated work in clean rooms and will be released on a rolling basis starting 1 February 2024. While demonstrating the strengths of the YK-XE series in terms of cost-efficiency, […]

By December 8, 2023 Read More →
Automated labs advance pharmaceutical manufacturing

Automated labs advance pharmaceutical manufacturing

Martin Gadsby, VP at Optimal Industrial Technologies, looks at how to automate analytical laboratories to improve pharmaceutical operations. Taking targeted action, pharmaceutical manufacturers can advance their operations in a way that is rapid, cost-effective and does not need process re-validation. The solution lies in automating off-line testing in analytical laboratories. By doing this, companies can […]

By September 25, 2023 Read More →
Cleanroom e-chain racks up 60 million double strokes

Cleanroom e-chain racks up 60 million double strokes

Igus has proved the abrasion resistance of its e-skin flat energy chain with the first industry test of its kind. Not only did the clean e-chain rack up 60 million double strokes, with 18-months’ life, Igus says it is also 20% cheaper than standard ribbon cables. It meets the needs of applications such as robotic […]

By June 14, 2023 Read More →
Fast molecular diagnosis tests at a low cost

Fast molecular diagnosis tests at a low cost

A new near-patient diagnostic testing system which promises to slash the waiting time for results relies on handling gantries and electric axes from Festo for pipetting and dispensing. The recent pandemic taught us that rapid and reliable tests at low cost are key to future prevention and control of transmissible diseases. High throughput testing for […]

By March 14, 2023 Read More →
Fanuc puts hygiene at the fore in automated handling

Fanuc puts hygiene at the fore in automated handling

Fanuc has launched two new ultra-hygienic additions to its SCARA pick-and-place robot range: the cleanroom-standard, pedestal-mounted SR-3iA/C three-axis and SR-6iA/C four-axis robots. Said to be ideal for replacing manual labour in handling tasks, they also boast anti-contamination features, meeting the highest safety and hygiene standards in even the most challenging food, pharma and general manufacturing […]

By March 9, 2023 Read More →
ESD and cleanroom SCARA robots from Omron

ESD and cleanroom SCARA robots from Omron

New i4H SCARA robots from Omron are optimised for ESD and cleanroom environments for example in digital and automotive industries, such as semiconductor manufacturing. Omron says the i4H SCARA robots are the perfect solution for industrial automation applications that require heavy payload handling together with precision and speed. The latest i4H SCARA ESD (electrostatic discharge) […]

By March 8, 2023 Read More →
Mitsubishi Electric highlights revolution in life sciences

Mitsubishi Electric highlights revolution in life sciences

As the life sciences industry looks to address today’s production challenges, Neal Welch of Mitsubishi Electric explains how in demanding applications such as the manipulating of live cultures, robots are in a league of their own. Robots have become an established technology within the industry for precise and efficient processing and packaging of drugs and […]

By April 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 →