Electronics

Flat cable system for cleanroom applications

Flat cable system for cleanroom applications

For manufacturing processes in hygiene-sensitive industries, a particularly low-contaminate environment and technical cleanliness must be ensured. The Flatveyor flat cable system from Kabelschlepp is designed especially for the high requirements of the semiconductor, medical technology, biosciences and pharmaceutical industries. The ‘free-standing’ flat cable system is based on Kabelschlepp’s progressive cable carrier technology. It is a […]

By March 15, 2021 Read More →
SCARA robot series handles payloads up to 15kg

SCARA robot series handles payloads up to 15kg

Omron’s latest industrial robot, the new i4H SCARA is designed to meet the demands of mass customisation, allowing manufacturers to produce high mixes of products at low volume to offer a wider array of goods to people. The i4H SCARA follows the recent release of the i4L light duty SCARA robot. The i4H boasts unique […]

By March 8, 2021 Read More →
TM Robotics wins global electronics assembly plant contract

TM Robotics wins global electronics assembly plant contract

Shibaura Machine partner TM Robotics has won a large contract to supply a substantial number of THE600 SCARA robots to a global electronics assembly plant. The contract was given to TM Robotics’ Mexican distributor, Global Manufacturing Incorporated (GMI), which beat competitors both on price and specification. The arrangement includes the supply of the new THE600 […]

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Automation of a production cell through CompactRIO and robotics

Automation of a production cell through CompactRIO and robotics

Sagemcom, a European leader in telecommunications and energy, has been steadily growing since becoming a PRIME alliance member for sponsoring smart meters with PLC-based communication for energy meters and smart grids. To increase its production volume at its Tunisa factory, the company looked to implement an automated test bench solution. Four tests are carried out: […]

By January 18, 2021 Read More →
Omron launches next generation SCARA robots

Omron launches next generation SCARA robots

Omron’s new i4L SCARA is a compact robot that offers strong performance at the lowest total cost of ownership. The i4L delivers quality along with scalability, preventative maintenance and integration flexibility. Thanks to its compact design and small footprint, it is simple to install and can be table mounted or wall mounted without the need […]

By December 29, 2020 Read More →
Cognex helps dual arm robots to see

Cognex helps dual arm robots to see

With the GL-THTeasy system, Glaub Automation & Engineering has developed a robot cell for assembling printed circuit boards using through-hole technology. The core components are a dual-arm collaborative robot and several Cognex cameras. The results are impressive: it finally offers the solution for a process step that was previously unable to be automated as a […]

By November 5, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
Mobile robot revolutionises semiconductor manufacturing process

Mobile robot revolutionises semiconductor manufacturing process

With the Semi Mobility Solution, KUKA has taken a decisive step in semiconductor production automation. Until recently, robotics have been used in the individual production steps. Kuka has created a mobile robot that is also responsible for transporting the highly sensitive wafers from station to station. On board the robot is an image processing system […]

By November 3, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
TM Robotics launches robotics consultation service

TM Robotics launches robotics consultation service

Electronics manufacturing has experienced extraordinary change. Responding to the shifting needs of the sector, TM Robotics has launched a new robotics consultation service to advise manufacturers on how automation can aid recovery and growth. Held with a TM Robotics automation specialist, the free consultations can be managed remotely or by appointment. To book a consultation, […]

By August 24, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
Miniature inductive sensors help robots get a grip on fragile silicon wafers

Miniature inductive sensors help robots get a grip on fragile silicon wafers

During automated production of solar cells, compact two-finger grippers transport trays of silicon wafers between operations. To avoid impacts on the wafer’s surfaces, process engineers require reliable confirmation that gripper jaws are fully open before the gripper descends to pick up a tray. Contrinex’s Ultra-miniature inductive proximity sensors, mounted directly above the top faces of […]

By June 4, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
Inductives speed up robot assembly of PCBs

Inductives speed up robot assembly of PCBs

Fault-free assembly is ensured, downtime minimised and assembly speed increased by using automated facilities for high volume assembly. Rugged inductive sensors detect the presence and position of equipment or components at each stage to ensure that parts are correctly aligned and ready for the next operation. The sensors must be accurate and responsive. In addition, […]

By May 21, 2020 Read More →