Case studies

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 →
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 →
Robots boost productivity in 3D printing post processing

Robots boost productivity in 3D printing post processing

Mitsubishi Electric’s range of automation products helps to create the first fully automated Underwriters Laboratories (UL) approved post-processing machine for 3D printed plastic parts. Sheffield-based Additive Manufacturing Technologies (AMT) has teamed up with Mitsubishi Electric to further advance its innovative chemical vapour smoothing machine, PostPro 3D, by developing an integrated automation solution. This is based […]

By April 9, 2021 Read More →
Furniture maker reaps benefits of robotic drilling

Furniture maker reaps benefits of robotic drilling

A family-run furniture maker has become an industry leader with the help of digital manufacturing experts at the University of Sheffield AMRC who proved that robotics and automation technologies could increase capacity and improve productivity in its production process. “It is something no one else in our industry has ever done and has given us […]

By March 30, 2021 Read More →
Simple first vision system for collaborative robots

Simple first vision system for collaborative robots

Walt Machine specialises in high-precision optical work for scientific camera assemblies. Each spring Walt Machine must meet a massive challenge: deliver around 6000 camera housings in two months’ time, with only one CNC machine. Being able to deliver this massive order in time implies that Walt Machine president, Tommy Caughey, needs to hire a full-time […]

By March 4, 2021 Read More →
Fast and safe transport on the factory floor

Fast and safe transport on the factory floor

Three autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) have been helping Philips Austria with the internal transport of materials for the past two years. To increase the acceptance of these new robot colleagues, the employees at the plant gave them names: Jaqueline, Chiara and Sepp. The LD mobile robots from Omron are used in combination with solutions from […]

By February 10, 2021 Read More →
Pick and place solution ends labour-intensive process

Pick and place solution ends labour-intensive process

RARUK Automation has supplied Plymouth-based Oakmount Control Systems with a new FlexiBowl parts feeder and Shibaura Machine SCARA robot. The two automated systems are now working in unison at a customer of Oakmount, where they are feeding, picking and placing a medical product into individual plastic packaging trays. Previously performed by a human operative, the […]

By February 10, 2021 Read More →
Robotic packer at the ‘core’ of apple producer’s automation

Robotic packer at the ‘core’ of apple producer’s automation

Kent apple producer Adrian Scripps is leading the sector in terms of automation – and Brillopak’s award-winning UniPAKer robotic crate packing cell is the cornerstone of its intrepid approach. Adrian Scripps’ unwaning commitment to automation has been key to building and maintaining its market-leading position as Tesco’s largest apple supplier. Few apple packing facilities have […]

By February 4, 2021 Read More →
Next generation production line for Pets Choice

Next generation production line for Pets Choice

Schneider Electric has partnered with Sewtec Automation to deliver an end of line packing solution for Pets Choice, the market-leading animal food, treats and accessories producer. The new production line will improve overall production and assembly-line efficiency and provide the foundation for the company to optimise and scale its technology. Sewtec Automation has chosen Schneider […]

By January 20, 2021 Read More →