Medical

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 →
Automatica focuses on medical and pharmaceutical

Automatica focuses on medical and pharmaceutical

The average life expectancy is increasing. Thanks to automated production, more effective and affordable medications and therapies are made available to a wide range of patients. From June 19 to 20, 2018, the leading international trade fair Automatica in Munich will show how economically and efficiently pharmaceutical and medical products can be produced today. The […]

By April 10, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
HMS provides wireless access for disinfection robot

HMS provides wireless access for disinfection robot

STERISAFE-Pro is a disinfection robot from the Danish company INFUSER. It disinfects surfaces in any given room – for example patient rooms, operating theatres or hotel rooms – removing up to 99.9999% of pathogens. The robot fills the designated room with an Ozone-based biocide agent which kills unwanted bacteria, viruses and fungi, while purifying the […]

By November 9, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Renishaw neuromate robot to assist during surgery

Renishaw neuromate robot to assist during surgery

Renishaw is pleased to announce that Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) has become the latest world leading health organization in the United States of America to have a neuromate stereotactic robot installed. BCH hosts a National Association of Epilepsy Centres (NAEC) accredited Level 4 Epilepsy Centre, and the team plans to begin integrating their newly installed […]

By November 1, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
New robot lends precision and reliability to the production of hearing aids

New robot lends precision and reliability to the production of hearing aids

Hearing aid device manufacturer Oticon required a more flexible robot to handle the tiny hearing device components in its production. The company had been using robot technology for the past 10 years. But, as the minute components became increasingly smaller in order to make the hearing aids more comfortable, the existing two- and three-axes robots […]

By June 15, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Fanuc robots flex to blister filling needs

Fanuc robots flex to blister filling needs

Compactness and dexterity were two important features of the anthropomorphic Fanuc LR Mate 200iD robot selected by FlexLink for a cutting-edge medical assembly line located in Italy. Combined with a Fanuc M-1iA delta robot and an integrated iRVision system, FlexLink completely re-engineered the blister packing operation, automating an intricate and time-intensive job that previously performed […]

By February 27, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Mitsubishi Electric demonstrates new teach technology

Mitsubishi Electric demonstrates new teach technology

Mitsubishi Electric will demonstrate a new compact ‘Direct Teach Pendant’ for small robots and a quality improving pick-to-light system for manual assembly tasks at the Med-Tech Innovation show 2017. Known for its efficient and reliable small articulated arm and SCARA robots, Mitsubishi Electric is now offering the ultimate in programming flexibility; a hand-held Direct Teach […]

By February 25, 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 →
Renishaw neuromate robot installed at London hospital

Renishaw neuromate robot installed at London hospital

Renishaw is pleased to announce that a neuromate stereotactic robot system and neuroinspire surgical planning software have been installed at one of London’s largest and busiest teaching hospitals, King’s College Hospital. Richard Selway and Irfan Malik, consultant neurosurgeons at King’s College Hospital, have already successfully used the systems for several stereoelectroencephalography (stereo EEG) cases for […]

By August 16, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Innomech and FCS Automation join forces

Innomech and FCS Automation join forces

GB Innomech and FCS Automation, two UK-based automation companies, have agreed to work together to offer medical device manufacturing companies a more integrated approach to robotics and automation. The new partnership will help companies looking to improve the efficiency, reliability, capacity or other key aspects of their production lines, to comply with new regulations or […]

By April 5, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
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