Machine tending

Making high-mix, low-volume automation viable

Making high-mix, low-volume automation viable

The latest easy-automation solution from RARUK Automation makes it viable for any SME, regardless of their size or level of experience, to introduce automatic parts loading in just 2-3 hours. The Robotiq Machine Tending Solution is the latest in a series of off-the-shelf kits that has allowed RARUK Automation – Robotiq’s current ‘Best Expert Partner […]

By August 10, 2022 Read More →
Six-station machine tending boosts productivity

Six-station machine tending boosts productivity

When Naperville, USA-based industrial lead-acid battery manufacturer Battery Builders (BBI) decided to upgrade its facility, it seemed like an obvious choice to include its six-station COS (Cast-On-Strap) machine in those upgrades. It worked with robotic integrator MAC Engineering to install a Kawasaki large payload robot with a robotic cell consisting of six process stations. BBI […]

By July 26, 2022 Read More →
Walking aid manufacturer increases productivity

Walking aid manufacturer increases productivity

After adding two Kawasaki R series robots to its production line, walking aid manufacturer Ossenberg saw production volume increase tenfold to more than 10,000 walking aids per day. With more than 60 years of experience, Ossenberg has become the market leader for walking aids – developing, manufacturing, and distributing crutches, light metal canes and orthopedic […]

By July 18, 2022 Read More →
Flexible robotic handling solutions on show at MACH

Flexible robotic handling solutions on show at MACH

ABB will showcase its latest advanced automated handling and robotics solutions at MACH 2022 (NEC Birmingham, 4-8 April), including a high payload collaborative robot, machine tending systems to suit every production need and a magnetic levitation-based conveyance system. Stand 18-310 will feature an example of one of ABB’s latest robotic machine tending solutions. The ABB […]

By February 23, 2022 Read More →
SCARA robot series handles payloads up to 15kg

SCARA robot series handles payloads up to 15kg

Omron’s latest industrial robot, the new i4H SCARA is designed to meet the demands of mass customisation, allowing manufacturers to produce high mixes of products at low volume to offer a wider array of goods to people. The i4H SCARA follows the recent release of the i4L light duty SCARA robot. The i4H boasts unique […]

By March 8, 2021 Read More →
Simple first vision system for collaborative robots

Simple first vision system for collaborative robots

Walt Machine specialises in high-precision optical work for scientific camera assemblies. Each spring Walt Machine must meet a massive challenge: deliver around 6000 camera housings in two months’ time, with only one CNC machine. Being able to deliver this massive order in time implies that Walt Machine president, Tommy Caughey, needs to hire a full-time […]

By March 4, 2021 Read More →
Universal Robots launches vast online knowledge bank

Universal Robots launches vast online knowledge bank

Universal Robots (UR) has established a free online knowledge bank to ensure more organisations can maximise the potential of their collaborative robots (cobots). The content, containing on-demand webinars and articles created throughout 2020, means organisations can now automate processes more efficiently, effectively and with minimal investment. The library of webinars and articles covers subjects from […]

By January 12, 2021 Read More →
Ultra-low footprint turnkey machine tending cell

Ultra-low footprint turnkey machine tending cell

Fanuc has collaborated with Birmingham-based RoboPod to launch the iTend, a turnkey machine-tending cell for its ROBODRILL vertical machining centres. The iTend is a low-footprint, cost-effective automation solution aimed specifically at subcontract manufacturers. At just 850mm x 2500mm, it comprises of a Fanuc M-10iD robot which uses bespoke tooling to automatically take workpieces from a […]

By April 28, 2020 Read More →
3D robot vision made easy

3D robot vision made easy

The latest introduction from RARUK Automation is Pick-it 3D Robot Vision that allows even the most complex 3D picking challenges to be set up and calibrated in a matter of minutes without the need for a robotic programming language.  It is a fixed price, plug-and-play product that can be set-up and operated by anyone and is […]

By October 9, 2018 Read More →
Universal Robots boost profitability at machining company

Universal Robots boost profitability at machining company

A leading specialist in multi-axis machining is leveraging the benefits of Universal Robots supplied by RARUK Automation to load and unload its machine tools. A mix of seven UR5 and UR10 robots have helped Rousant Sherwood maximise the productivity of its workforce by automating repetitive tasks and allowed the company to bid for contracts which […]

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