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Omron and Reitec join forces on cobot palletiser

Omron and Reitec join forces on cobot palletiser

Innovation automation solutions can improve flexibility and boost productivity in the palletising sector, whilst still ensuring a safe and healthy working environment for workers. To meet the needs of customers in the fast-moving consumer goods industry (FMCG), Omron distributor and industrial automation specialist, Reitec Engineering Services, has developed the new RC-1 cobot palletiser solution. Reitec […]

By July 21, 2021 Read More →
ABB to acquire ASTI Mobile Robotics Group

ABB to acquire ASTI Mobile Robotics Group

ABB has announced it will acquire ASTI Mobile Robotics Group (ASTI), a leading global autonomous mobile robot (AMR) manufacturer with a broad portfolio across all major applications enabled by the company’s software suite. This will expand ABB’s robotics and automation offering, making it the only company to offer a complete portfolio for the next generation […]

By July 20, 2021 Read More →
Transmit data and power for robotics up to 100m

Transmit data and power for robotics up to 100m

Motion control equipment manufacturer Stober has further developed its One Cable Solution (OCS) so that users can now connect motors and drive controllers at distances of up to 100m. Designed in collaboration with encoder expert Heidenhain, this new single cable connection means that machine builders no longer need to use two cables to power the […]

By May 22, 2021 Read More →
Stäubli expands MPS robotic tool changer range

Stäubli expands MPS robotic tool changer range

As a world leading manufacturer of connectors and industrial robots, Stäubli is recognised internationally as a trusted partner across a diverse range of industry sectors. Also credited as one of the pioneers in the development of robotic tool changing systems, Stäubli already offers a comprehensive product range up to 1530 kg robot payload capacity. Five […]

By May 22, 2021 Read More →
Solid-state safety scanner boosts AMR productivity

Solid-state safety scanner boosts AMR productivity

Sick has launched the first multibeam safety scanner in the world to use safe, solid-state LiDAR technology to enable small autonomous vehicles and line-guided shuttle systems to operate more quickly and productively. With the SICK scanGrid2, small transport vehicles like Automated Mobile Robots (AMRs) can operate safely at higher speeds and with higher payloads for […]

By May 17, 2021 Read More →
Assembly challenges demand flexible capabilities

Assembly challenges demand flexible capabilities

Success in manufacturing is a moving target. Planners routinely face demands to reduce cycle time, increase capacity, introduce new products more quickly, and utilise available floorspace efficiently. The methods employed to move workpieces between the various production processes can significantly influence the extent to which these goals are achieved. 1. Scale production when factory floorspace […]

By May 17, 2021 Read More →
Igus linear robot is key on face mask production line

Igus linear robot is key on face mask production line

The latest in the Igus video of the week series shows how a range of the company’s products are utilised in the production of disposable face masks. Unfortunately, facemasks have become a staple in our lives. So much so, manufacturers have now recognised the benefits of Igus products within this manufacturing sector. The face masks […]

By May 8, 2021 Read More →
Igus delta robot provides chemical-free weed killing

Igus delta robot provides chemical-free weed killing

With herbicide-based blanket weed-killing regimes becoming increasingly expensive and increasingly ineffective, Farming-as-a-Service start-up the Small Robot Company is offering a robotic alternative that uses artificial intelligence to identify and kill weeds on an individual plant basis. Central to the operation of the system in these most challenging of outdoor conditions are delta robots from Igus. […]

By April 29, 2021 Read More →
Beckhoff event shares insight into drive technology

Beckhoff event shares insight into drive technology

Automation technology expert Beckhoff Automation UK is hosting a week-long series of virtual events to inform mechanical and electrical engineers on the latest drive technologies. The event, taking place May 24–28, 2021, aims to share insights into the practical use of drive technologies, exploring specific topics ranging from control cabinet installation to drive axes commissioning […]

By April 27, 2021 Read More →
Comau provides battery manufacturing line

Comau provides battery manufacturing line

Comau UK has been selected by the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) to develop and deploy a semi-automated battery module and battery pack assembly line for the publicly-funded ‘open access’ battery production development facility. The Module and Pack assembly line is the first of UKBIC’s innovative battery manufacturing equipment to have been installed, commissioned and […]

By April 22, 2021 Read More →