Collaborative robots

ABB’s YuMi serves coffee at Smartech Selfridges

ABB’s YuMi serves coffee at Smartech Selfridges

The Selfridges store in London’s Oxford Street has long been known for showcasing the latest innovations. Throughout its 109-year history the famed department store has played host to a variety of new technologies including the Bleriot XI airplane, the first to cross the English Channel; the first ever public demonstration of a television set; and […]

By August 22, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Igus makes automation easy with new motion concept

Igus makes automation easy with new motion concept

New from Igus is robolink Apiro, a new modular motion system which enables design engineers develop low-cost automation systems. Consisting three lubrication-free worm gears for standard movement, inverted movement and linear movement, the system can be configured to perform simple linear motion to complex humanoid and animatronic robotic tasks. “The name says it all: Apiro […]

By August 20, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
ABB launches single-arm YuMi cobot

ABB launches single-arm YuMi cobot

ABB has expanded its collaborative automation offering with the launch of a new single-arm YuMi robot. The IRB 14050 single-arm YuMi is ABB’s most agile and compact robot and is designed to easily fit into existing production lines to increase flexibility while working safely alongside people. The new collaborative robot is one of the first […]

By July 11, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Pilz introduces open, modular robot family

Pilz introduces open, modular robot family

The German industrial safety specialist Pilz has entered the robotics market with a portfolio of modular products including a six-axis robot arm, a control module incorporating drive technology, and an operator module. The products made their debut at the recent Automatica exhibition in Germany, where Pilz was also demonstrating a prototype two-arm robot. Pilz is […]

By July 5, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Universal Robots launches next generation cobots

Universal Robots launches next generation cobots

Universal Robots is continuing to evolve its ground-breaking, collaborative automation technology with the introduction of its new flagship e-Series cobots. This new collaborative robot platform includes technology advances that enables faster development for a wider variety of applications. Improvements include the ability to economically address even more applications, thanks to greater precision and sensitivity provided […]

By June 18, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Igus highlights robolink ReBel joints for mobile applications

Igus highlights robolink ReBel joints for mobile applications

The new robolink ReBeL joints from Igus can be used for robotic tasks in the workplace and in the private sector. They are particularly suitable for mobile applications in which a robotic arm is mounted on a moving platform. The robolink ReBeL joint a cost-effective flyweight with which 6 DOF robotscan be implemented. This prototype […]

By June 13, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
AMRC highlights collaborative robotics research

AMRC highlights collaborative robotics research

Engineers at the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) are leading the way in collaborative robotics research in a drive to help SMEs integrate the technology onto factory floors. Collaborative robots – also known as cobots – differ from conventional industrial robots in that they feature technology that allows them to operate safely […]

By May 16, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Applied Automation takes on three new product lines

Applied Automation takes on three new product lines

Applied Automation has announced that it is now an official UK distributor of products from OptoForce, On Robot and EasyRobotics. These companies produce products that work with the Universal Robots collaborative robot arms, which Applied Automation is an existing UK ‘preferred partner’. The sale of collaborative robots has seen tremendous growth in the last few […]

By May 13, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Acrovision combines low cost cobot with vision

Acrovision combines low cost cobot with vision

Acrovision is an experienced integrator of industrial barcode reading and camera vision inspection systems and have expanded their automation solutions to include collaborative robots. The company is beginning to see that cobots are having quite the revolutionary effect on vision systems. The company’s cobot offering comes from AUBO Robotics, and Acrovision is the sole distributor […]

By April 25, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Universal Robots’ gold edition cobot giveaway

Universal Robots’ gold edition cobot giveaway

To celebrate the sale of 25,000 cobots worldwide, Universal Robots is giving away its first and only Gold Edition cobot, shipped free of cost, to the lucky customer who orders the 25,000th cobot. With its joints painted in a rich, gold-coloured finish, this Gold Edition cobot is a refreshing take on Universal Robots’s iconic blue […]

By April 24, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
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