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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 →
Motion Control Products introduces Elfin cobot

Motion Control Products introduces Elfin cobot

As industry today strives for more efficiency, increased output and reduced costs, Motion Control Products has introduced the Elfin series of collaborative robots to support the automation procedures associated with repetitive tasks. The Elfin robot arm system integrates the motors, harmonic gearboxes, brakes, feedback devices/sensors, drives and cables into a compact structure. This achieves high […]

By April 23, 2018 0 Comments 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 […]

By April 19, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Universal Robots for bin-picking and packaging

Universal Robots for bin-picking and packaging

Online sales show no sign of slowing and the growth is driving demand for fulfilment operations to pack and ship all those ordered goods. The work is repetitive, however, and requires high accuracy to reduce costly errors or returns. That means that jobs in picking and packaging items for shipping aren’t particularly desirable, especially in […]

By March 7, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Fanuc launches latest 3D simulation program

Fanuc launches latest 3D simulation program

Fanuc UK has launched the latest, upgraded version of its intelligent 3D simulation software for robot motion control. ROBOGUIDE Version 9 can be used for pre-sale concept simulations, right through to a full offline programming package for use on the shop floor. It is suitable for both new, and experienced, robot users, and has several […]

By March 6, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Comau enables the factory of the future

Comau enables the factory of the future

Ericsson, TIM and Comau, are showing at MWC 2018 their cloud robotics solution, as a first implementation result of ‘5G for Italy’ collaboration agreement, signed last year, to explore the potential of 5G through a series of use cases related to the development of innovative services and solutions on Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing enabled […]

By March 2, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
RARUK becomes TM Robotics distributor

RARUK becomes TM Robotics distributor

To strengthen its position as a leading UK provider of automation solutions, RARUK Automation has teamed up with TM Robotics to offer the Toshiba Machine SCARA, Cartesian and 6-axis robots. The systems complement the company’s established product programme that has been focused on collaborative and mobile transport robots, automation systems and feeding solutions. These new […]

By March 2, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Simmatic smart grippers handle difficult products

Simmatic smart grippers handle difficult products

When it comes to gripping and handling irregularly shaped or loosely wrapped produces, vacuum lifting is often the only viable solution. But some vacuum lifting systems are decidedly more versatile than others, as Dale Simmonds, managing director of Simmatic, explains. In every industry today, there’s constant pressure to increase productivity and drive down costs. Undeniably, […]

By March 1, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Universal Robots says cobots can help SMEs

Universal Robots says cobots can help SMEs

Taking on tasks such as stretch wrapping, packaging handling and palletising, robotics can significantly accelerate highly repetitive manual tasks on the product line. Employees can be freed up from strenuous tasks and reassigned to other responsibilities, not only providing them with opportunities to undertake more varied activities, but also allowing older staff members to remain […]

By March 1, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Igus offers complete, low cost robot arm with controller

Igus offers complete, low cost robot arm with controller

Cost-effective automation of simple tasks is the aim of the Igus robolink product range. In the new, compact version, the control system is located in the base and the arm is operated without the need for a switch cabinet and PC. The new robolink solution is a complete 4 or 5-axis robot in which a […]

By March 1, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
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