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Schunk discusses working hand in hand with robots

Schunk discusses working hand in hand with robots

In this interview, we talk about robotic grippers with the experts at Schunk, whose Co-act EGP-C gripper has now also been DGUV certified for HRC operations by the German Social Accident Insurance, following the certification of the SVH 5-finger hand. Why is certifying individual components so important for you, when it is actually the entire […]

By July 31, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
OnRobot debuts new products at Automatica 2018

OnRobot debuts new products at Automatica 2018

OnRobot will be launching three new products at Automatica 2018: The ‘Gecko Gripper’, ‘Polyskin Tactile Gripper’, ‘RG2-FT’ and a major technical upgrade of the existing ‘HEX’ force-torque sensor product line based on OptoForce technology. These innovative solutions will open up new areas of application for collaborative robotics at the same time making implementation even easier. […]

By June 20, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
OnRobot formed from merger of three companies

OnRobot formed from merger of three companies

Enrico Krog Iversen, former CEO of the industry-leading collaborative robot pioneer, Universal Robots, along with the Danish Growth Fund, is addressing the next challenge in automation with the merger of three innovative end-of-arm tooling companies to facilitate the ongoing growth of collaborative robotics. The new company combines US-based Perception Robotics, Hungary-based OptoForce, and Denmark-based On […]

By June 6, 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 →
Smart cup for composites handling from Simmatic

Smart cup for composites handling from Simmatic

Pre-impregnation composite materials – or pre-preg composites as they’re usually known – typically take the form of heavy, floppy sheets that resemble the thick felt used for roofing purposes. Their flexibility and weight means that pre-preg composites are notoriously difficult to handle. When a pattern maker asked Simmatic to devise a reliable way of lifting […]

By April 26, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
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 →
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 →
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 →
Goudsmit introduces magnetic power gripper for heavy parts

Goudsmit introduces magnetic power gripper for heavy parts

Goudsmit Magnetics from Waalre, the Netherlands introduces the recently designed magnetic power gripper. This powerful magnetic gripper is suitable for numerous applications. It serves as a lifting magnet for picking up or gripping heavy ferromagnetic parts from 6mm, such as solid steel beams, grilles, plates or milled parts. But the compact neodymium magnet is also […]

By January 17, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Shadow shortlisted for design award at Innovate 2017

Shadow shortlisted for design award at Innovate 2017

After being thrilled to win a place at Innovate 2017, Shadow Robot Company says it is even happier at being shortlisted at the event for the Design in Innovation Award. The award recognises innovation projects that demonstrate excellent use of human-centred research and design processes (rather than solely technology-led innovation), leading to new products or […]

By November 23, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
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