Machine tending

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 →
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 →
Universal Robots launches vast online knowledge bank

Universal Robots launches vast online knowledge bank

Universal Robots (UR) has established a free online knowledge bank to ensure more organisations can maximise the potential of their collaborative robots (cobots). The content, containing on-demand webinars and articles created throughout 2020, means organisations can now automate processes more efficiently, effectively and with minimal investment. The library of webinars and articles covers subjects from […]

By January 12, 2021 Read More →
Ultra-low footprint turnkey machine tending cell

Ultra-low footprint turnkey machine tending cell

Fanuc has collaborated with Birmingham-based RoboPod to launch the iTend, a turnkey machine-tending cell for its ROBODRILL vertical machining centres. The iTend is a low-footprint, cost-effective automation solution aimed specifically at subcontract manufacturers. At just 850mm x 2500mm, it comprises of a Fanuc M-10iD robot which uses bespoke tooling to automatically take workpieces from a […]

By April 28, 2020 Read More →
3D robot vision made easy

3D robot vision made easy

The latest introduction from RARUK Automation is Pick-it 3D Robot Vision that allows even the most complex 3D picking challenges to be set up and calibrated in a matter of minutes without the need for a robotic programming language.  It is a fixed price, plug-and-play product that can be set-up and operated by anyone and is […]

By October 9, 2018 Read More →
Universal Robots boost profitability at machining company

Universal Robots boost profitability at machining company

A leading specialist in multi-axis machining is leveraging the benefits of Universal Robots supplied by RARUK Automation to load and unload its machine tools. A mix of seven UR5 and UR10 robots have helped Rousant Sherwood maximise the productivity of its workforce by automating repetitive tasks and allowed the company to bid for contracts which […]

By April 19, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Universal Robots offers guide to cobot applications

Universal Robots offers guide to cobot applications

In its latest white paper, ‘An Introduction to Common Collaborative Robot (cobot) Applications’, Universal Robots provides an overview of how the technology can be easily integrated into common industrial applications to improve manufacturing processes. The six featured in this publication are pick and place; machine tending; packaging and palletizing; processing tasks – gluing, dispensing or […]

By January 30, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
RARUK modular robot is easily moved between machines

RARUK modular robot is easily moved between machines

New from RARUK Automation is ProFeeder, a compact, mobile and modular robot cell that can be easily moved between production and processing machines to increase productivity. It is designed to accept a robot arm – such as a Universal Robot; also from RARUK Automation – and can be systematically expanded to give manufacturers a growth path […]

By December 18, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Universal robot eliminates heavy lifting for printer

Universal robot eliminates heavy lifting for printer

A UR10 robot arm is helping the Danish printing company, InPrint A/S, pick and place print plates, reducing non-productive wait time while improving the work environment and freeing up two labour hours in capacity per day. InPrint is a medium-sized printing company with 15 employees and as a turnkey supplier of printed matter the company […]

By July 21, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
New dual gripper from RA Rodriguez

New dual gripper from RA Rodriguez

Automation specialist RARUK Automation says that Universal Robots with Robotiq grippers and sensors provide the perfect combination for off-the-shelf, customised automation solutions. To widen the scope of this partnership, RARUK Automation has just announced the availability of the new Robotiq Dual Gripper. It is designed specifically for machine tending applications where the robot is required […]

By July 19, 2017 0 Comments Read More →