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Vacuum ejectors and suction cups

Vacuum ejectors and suction cups

Piab is showcasing its range of vacuum powered products at MachineBuilding.Live. You’ll be able to see the piCOMPACT family up-close, a series of vacuum ejectors utilising Piab’s patented COAX technology. Piab says these ejectors are highly efficient, offering up to three times more flow than conventional ejectors with the same air consumption. Various suction cups […]

By June 28, 2024 Read More →
Grippers, accessories and rotary and linear modules

Grippers, accessories and rotary and linear modules

SCHUNK, a seasoned expert in engineering solutions with over 70 years of experience, has a portfolio that features more than 11,000 standard components, providing a comprehensive range for your automation projects. SCHUNK is recognised for delivering dependable, high-precision components that meet the demands of various industries. With a commitment to quality and a focus on […]

By June 12, 2024 Read More →
NSK in joint development of robotic hand

NSK in joint development of robotic hand

NSK and the German Aerospace Centre are developing a robotic hand system that will help automate manual tasks, particularly in the service industry. The concept centres on a customisable robot hand comprising individually configurable finger modules, thought to be an industry-first. Through a combination of versatility and affordability, this innovative new product will contribute to […]

By March 26, 2024 Read More →
igus launches bionic hand for ReBeL cobot

igus launches bionic hand for ReBeL cobot

To enable its ReBeL cobot to be able to take on more human-style tasks, igus has developed a finger gripper. It is made entirely of lubrication-free plastics, making it cost-effective and easy to integrate. igus’s ReBeL is a compact and lightweight cobot that makes it possible to get into robotics with relatively low investment, making […]

By January 2, 2024 Read More →
Schmalz UK reinforces growth strategy

Schmalz UK reinforces growth strategy

Following the launch of the UK subsidiary in 2021, and the subsequent move in 2022 to new industrial and office premises, Schmalz UK continues its planned growth strategy with the recent appointment of Neil Turnbull as sales director. With some 25 years’ experience within the UK industrial automation industry, Neil’s key objectives include nurturing and […]

By November 24, 2023 Read More →
Electric parallel gripper is compact, simple and precise

Electric parallel gripper is compact, simple and precise

Modern manufacturing requires handling solutions capable of managing product diversity, shorter product life cycles and growing levels of product customisation. The HEPP electric gripper from Festo addresses this need for greater flexibility in the gripping of multiple workpieces with adaptable stroke lengths and gripping forces. Its compact design and ability to handle complex movements precisely […]

By November 17, 2023 Read More →
Keeping pharmaceutical manufacturing healthy

Keeping pharmaceutical manufacturing healthy

As a specialist in vacuum automation and ergonomic handling systems, Schmalz technologies and solutions can be found across multiple market sectors and applications including pharmaceutical manufacturing. The medicines developed and produced by the pharmaceutical manufacturing sector play an essential role in helping us live with and overcome the effects of a wide range of health […]

By October 23, 2023 Read More →
Powerful palletising solution from RARUK Automation

Powerful palletising solution from RARUK Automation

Robotiq’s latest palletising solution, the PE20, is designed for the new UR20 collaborative robot (cobot) from Universal Robots. The UR20 is the largest 6-axis cobot arm in the range. The solution is now available to order in the UK from RARUK Automation. The new Universal Robots model offers the greatest reach and payload capabilities of […]

By October 11, 2023 Read More →
Stäubli tool changer helps TPR’s project take off

Stäubli tool changer helps TPR’s project take off

When True Position Robotics (TPR) set out to apply its disruptive digital robotic technology to an innovative robotic drilling project, it turned to Stäubli for the robot tool changing systems required to complete the various operations. TPR provides smart solutions for robot drilling and inspection, designed to fit within a digital landscape. As part of […]

By October 2, 2023 Read More →
Build, run, monitor and redeploy cobot applications

Build, run, monitor and redeploy cobot applications

D:PLOY, crafted by OnRobot, perfectly complements ABB’s machine systems, ushering in a new era of efficiency. This integration software platform allows businesses to adapt rapidly to market dynamics. Its streamlined interface provides a clear view of real-time production, enabling swift adjustments. D:PLOY harnesses the power of data, delivering insights that can lead to cost savings, […]

By September 20, 2023 Read More →