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RARUK adds force sensors for Universal Robots

RARUK adds force sensors for Universal Robots

Universal Robots collaborative robots and Robotiq grippers are already a popular combination for RARUK Automation customers and one that is made even more powerful by the choice available.  RARUK Automation is the only supplier in the UK to offer the complete range of Robotiq off-the-shelf 2-finger, 3-finger and dual grippers and 6-axis torque force sensor. […]

By February 14, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Mitsubishi Electric puts robot control on the PLC rack

Mitsubishi Electric puts robot control on the PLC rack

The increasing modularity of PLC components means that in principle life has been getting easier for systems integrators of late, with the ability to implement complete automation systems on a single backplane. However, with a host of new PLC modules making it feasible to implement full control of a complete production line without ever leaving […]

By February 1, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Comau launches new App to control robot operations

Comau launches new App to control robot operations

With the aim of creating a more intuitive, easier and faster way to control industrial robots, Comau releases PickAPP, an Android application to perform “Pick and Place” operations in a completely new way. Until now, robot programmers were skilled technicians who used a teach pendant device (robot remote control) to interact with the robot. Comau […]

By December 20, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Maxon launches powerful motor for robotics

Maxon launches powerful motor for robotics

Several different versions of the high-torque, brushless EC-i motors from Maxon Motor are now also available in small diameters. The company says these new motors are perfect for applications in robotics. With the EC-i 30, drive specialist Maxon Motor is introducing a new brushless DC motor (BLDC). It has a diameter of 30mm and is […]

By December 8, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Yaskawa servo packaging suits packaging robots

Yaskawa servo packaging suits packaging robots

When a leading automated packing and packaging machine manufacturer was searching for a compact, yet high-precision servo drive package, it found the ideal solution from Yaskawa. For its new production line, Ixapack Global based in Western France selected the current dual-axis modules of the Sigma-7 Servo Systems from Yaskawa. For over 40 years Ixapack Global […]

By December 6, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Mitsubishi adds robot CPU to iQ-R series PLC

Mitsubishi adds robot CPU to iQ-R series PLC

Mitsubishi Electric is highlighting the benefits of the PLC as a platform for automation, with a complete set of dedicated CPU modules for the MELSEC iQ-R Series PLC. A CNC CPU module and a robot control CPU now complement the existing options for analogue and digital I/O, motion, positioning, process control, safety and networking, delivering […]

By December 2, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Baumüller presents new multi-axis controller

Baumüller presents new multi-axis controller

With the new multi-axis controller b maXX 5800, Baumüller provides a compact solution for controlling up to six drive axes, such as for robot and handling applications. The new controller can be configured individually and fully flexibly. This means that users can freely combine axis powers in the controller. They can also integrate the exactly […]

By November 28, 2017 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 →
The age of the PLC platform is now says Mitsubishi

The age of the PLC platform is now says Mitsubishi

Can an automation system be more than just the sum of its parts? Barry Weller of Mitsubishi Electric argues that it can and that the age of the PLC platform is now bringing a host of benefits that extend far beyond ease of programming and simplicity of integration. Replacements and upgrades aside, it is rare […]

By October 17, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Schunk develops new gripping control modules

Schunk develops new gripping control modules

Schunk has developed its modularly designed Schunk ECM controller for electrically driven gripping and rotary modules. With an input voltage of 24V or 48V and equipped with robust M12 standard plug connectors, it can be connected quickly and easily. Control can be provided via Profinet, Profibus (up to 12Mbit/s) or CAN (up to 1Mbit/s). The […]

By October 2, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
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