Rockwell light curtains guard robotic work cells
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Rockwell light curtains guard robotic work cells

The rise of robots has ushered in an increased demand for light curtains that provide a safe work environment between the robotic work cells and the rest of the plant. The Allen-Bradley GuardShield 450L safety light curtain system from Rockwell Automation is a flexible, cost-effective solution that enhances safety while improving productivity through innovative transceiver […]

ABB’s YuMi serves coffee at Smartech Selfridges
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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 […]

Igus makes automation easy with new motion concept
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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 […]

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Mitsubishi mobile robots put manufacturing on the move

An autonomously guided vehicle (AGV) equipped with a robot arm has been developed by Mitsubishi Electric and Mirage, making it possible to deploy the same robot at multiple workstations. The system has been designed to give unprecedented flexibility to assembly lines and boost plant productivity. An articulated arm robot fixed in a static position can […]

Fanuc launches intelligent diagnostics for robots
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Fanuc launches intelligent diagnostics for robots

Downtime in industrial robots could soon be a thing of the past thanks to the latest intelligent diagnostics software from Fanuc. First unveiled to UK customers at MACH 2018, Fanuc’s Zero Downtime (ZDT) technology allows production managers to optimise, maintain and analyse the performance of their industrial robots, in real-time. “Unexpected downtime costs manufacturers an […]

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Igus makes DC motion control easy

In this video, we see how easy it is to set up the dryve D3 motor controller for the drylin E linear robot and the variety of payloads it can carry. The dryve D3 motor controller is ready to use out-of-the-box. Simply connect the voltage source and the motor. There is no complicated software installation […]

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Schunk discusses working hand in hand with robots
By July 31, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

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 […]

Mitsubishi’s enables intelligent, flexible conveying
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Mitsubishi’s enables intelligent, flexible conveying

Mitsubishi Electric’s latest Linear Transfer System (LTS) with Smart Carriage technology can increase productivity and flexibility, while maintaining plant safety and improving responsiveness. The innovative line transfer solution, combined with the unique Smart Carriages, provides an intelligent transport system for the integration of production and packaging lines. The LTS and its Smart Carriages bring product […]

Sewtec opens new facilities, creates 40 jobs
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Sewtec opens new facilities, creates 40 jobs

Dewsbury-based robotics specialist Sewtec has opened a new mechanical and software engineering design office in Wakefield, as part of ambitious growth plans which will see at least 40 highly skilled jobs created in the region. The new office at Silkwood Park, just off Junction 40 of the M1, will play a major role in enabling […]

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ATG focuses on robotics expertise at PPMA
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ATG focuses on robotics expertise at PPMA

Industrial automation control and power specialist, The Automated Technology Group, will highlight its expertise in special purpose machinery, robotics and simulation at this year’s PPMA Show. Part of the global engineering giant, Wood, The Automated Technology Group (ATG) will be promoting its end-to-end solutions on stand H20 at the exhibition, which takes place at Birmingham’s […]

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