Collaborative robots

RARUK brings cobots and SCARA robots to MACH

RARUK brings cobots and SCARA robots to MACH

RARUK Automation is appearing at MACH for the first time and with a wider-than-ever choice of automation products to inspire visitors. A dedicated automation company that specialises in systems with a unique edge, RARUK Automation has substantially increased its product programme during the last year and will be introducing several new additions at the show. […]

By January 30, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
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 →
Universal Robots draw the crowds in Regent Street

Universal Robots draw the crowds in Regent Street

Two Universal Robots UR10 articulated arms are capturing the attention of those passing the display window of a prestigious new store in London’s West End. Global sportswear giant ASICS has recently opened its flagship European retail premises on Regent Street, where front-of-house UR10 robots – supplied and commissioned by RARUK Automation – are engaging shoppers […]

By January 22, 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 →
HMK presents cobot seminar at Southern Manufacturing

HMK presents cobot seminar at Southern Manufacturing

The free seminar programme for Southern Manufacturing 2018 has been announced. Running in two lecture theatres on all three days of the show, February 6th to 8th, the 2018 programme features an impressive line-up of presenters and topics, and is guaranteed to be of interest to anyone involved in any form of industrial or manufacturing […]

By December 15, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Universal Robots says cobots are a catalyst for reshoring

Universal Robots says cobots are a catalyst for reshoring

The longstanding industrial practice of outsourcing manufacturing operations to low-cost parts of the world to keep manufacturing costs down has recently taken a dramatic turn. With rapidly rising labour costs in countries such a China, the financial advantages of manufacturing overseas are being seriously eroded. When manufacturers also realise that offshoring also usually involves complex […]

By December 14, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Igus webinar discusses low cost robotic automation

Igus webinar discusses low cost robotic automation

Automation is becoming ever more relevant for increased productivity, lean operation and reliability in a wide and varied range of applications. In this webinar, Robert Dumayne, dry-tech director at Igus, shows how modular components from the drylin E and robolink ranges can be combined to create low cost automation systems. Both the drylin E linear […]

By December 8, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Mitsubishi extends range with first collaborative robot

Mitsubishi extends range with first collaborative robot

At SPS IPC Drives in Nuremberg, Mitsubishi Electric demonstrated production in an Industry 4.0 environment, including a new collaborative robot, working together with an operator without safety barriers. The launch of the new collaborative MELFA robot marks the company’s first dedicated development in the area of Human-Robot Cooperation (HRC). Mitsubishi Electric says the new collaborative […]

By December 5, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
ABB unveils newest member of the YuMi family

ABB unveils newest member of the YuMi family

Building on the success of dual-arm, collaborative industrial robot YuMi, ABB unveils its single-arm collaborative robot, which the company says combines industry-leading capabilities with a much smaller footprint. ABB is previewing this newest collaborative robot at the International Robotics Exhibition (iREX) 2017 in Tokyo. The robot will be officially launched in 2018. Like YuMi, a small-parts […]

By December 5, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
ABB and Kawasaki cooperate on cobots

ABB and Kawasaki cooperate on cobots

ABB and Kawasaki Heavy Industries, two global industrial automation and robot suppliers, announced today that the companies will join forces to share knowledge and promote the benefits of collaborative robots, in particular those with dual arm designs. The global cooperation will become effective immediately. Under the new cooperation, which is the world’s first to focus […]

By November 28, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
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