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Universal Robots offers guide to cobot applications

Universal Robots offers guide to cobot applications

In its latest white paper, ‘An Introduction to Common Collaborative Robot (cobot) Applications’, Universal Robots provides an overview of how the technology can be easily integrated into common industrial applications to improve manufacturing processes. The six featured in this publication are pick and place; machine tending; packaging and palletizing; processing tasks – gluing, dispensing or […]

By January 30, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Lightweight Universal Robots take on heavy duty welding

Lightweight Universal Robots take on heavy duty welding

Sure, cobots are lightweight: the largest UR10 robot is under 29kg, so they’re easy to pick up and move from one process to another. But they’re no lightweights when it comes to heavy-duty processes like welding. In fact, there’s already a range of cobot welding systems to choose from. Surprised? Don’t be. It’s just one […]

By December 20, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Sertec invests £500,000 in Fanuc robot welding cell

Sertec invests £500,000 in Fanuc robot welding cell

Tier One automotive supplier Sertec has invested in a new £500,000 robot welding cell to manufacture parts for the new Toyota Auris. The West Midlands-based company won the contract to manufacture the rear seat assembly for the new Auris from Toyota supplier Adient. The new manufacturing cell, designed and supplied by Cyber-Weld, Fanuc’s strategic arc […]

By November 28, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
New articulated welding robot from Baumüller

New articulated welding robot from Baumüller

Nuremberg-based drive and automation specialist Baumüller has developed the new welding robot QIROX QRC-290 together with Cloos, a manufacturer for robot and welding technology. The new six-axis articulated robot can hold welding torches with a weight of up to 4kg and offers precise dynamic movements at a high speed. From the operating software to the […]

By November 28, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Fanuc launches compact robot for welding and handling

Fanuc launches compact robot for welding and handling

Fanuc UK has launched a new compact six-axis robot for processes that involve high payloads and short cycle times, particularly in confined spaces. The R-1000iA/130F is capable of handling payloads of up to 130kg and is suitable for spot welding, palletising, loading and unloading, and material handling processes on factory floors where space is at […]

By October 16, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Universal robot cuts welding time by 50%

Universal robot cuts welding time by 50%

Danish fabricator MVI Maskinfabrik originally specialised in small batch production with short lead times but wanted to increase manufacturing flexibility to introduce new products – a new range of fittings for kitchen manufacturers, the wholesale market and general engineering applications. The company was also starting to receive larger orders and management was faced with the […]

By August 8, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Mabey puts cutting-edge ABB robots to work

Mabey puts cutting-edge ABB robots to work

Leading bridge and engineering services specialist Mabey has put its new robots to work at its Mabey Bridge site in Lydney, Gloucestershire. Forming one complete cell, the new robots support the manufacture of the Mabey Compact 200 (C200) – the world’s most widely used modular steel bridge. Investing £2.6m in the new robots, they will […]

By July 5, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
FANUC introduces new compact ARC welding robot

FANUC introduces new compact ARC welding robot

FANUC is introducing a new high-specification ARC welding robot to its acclaimed ARC Mate series. Succeeding the ARC Mate 100iC/12, the new ARC Mate 100iD will deliver significant productivity improvements for customers through its superior motion performance alongside simpler installation efforts and lower ownership costs thanks to its seamless integration with weld process equipment. Boasting […]

By June 15, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Cyber-Weld buys its 10,000th readycable from Igus

Cyber-Weld buys its 10,000th readycable from Igus

Robotic welding machine specialist Cyber-Weld’s last purchase of 100 Igus readycable drive cable assemblies for its machines marked a milestone, being the 10,000th order for the product series. These highly flexible cables provide power and signals to the robotic head, grippers or other attachments and are usually mounted externally to the robotic arm. Particularly on […]

By May 12, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Comau brings Racer robots to MACH 2016

Comau brings Racer robots to MACH 2016

Comau will be exhibiting its range of Racer robots at MACH 2016, describing it as a world-class robot that doesn’t skimp on style. The company claims the Racer3 and Racer 999 Safe offer unmatched pace and movement fluidity, and says that Racer robots deliver optimal efficiency and technological excellence wrapped up in a sharp new […]

By April 12, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
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