Materials Handling

Fanuc’s latest robots ensure maximum productivity

Fanuc’s latest robots ensure maximum productivity

Fanuc has expanded its range of industrial robots with the introduction of two high-payload models: the M-20iD/35 multi-purpose handling robot and the ARC Mate 120iD/35 ARC welding robot. Both models have a maximum payload of 35kg and a reach of 1,831mm. A new drive train also ensures the robots can handle heavier workpieces or weld […]

By January 28, 2021 Read More →
Fanuc expands range of handling robots

Fanuc expands range of handling robots

Fanuc has expanded its range of handling robots with the introduction of the M-10iD/8L and M-20iD/12L models. The two new robots are the handling versions of their Arc Mate counterparts, characteristically exhibiting high performance in a compact design. Both benefit from fully integrated cable management, which helps to minimise maintenance and eliminate external interference. Andy […]

By August 11, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
Robot automates temperature controlled manual handling process

Robot automates temperature controlled manual handling process

CKF Systems was recently commissioned to automate a process within the Rick Bestwick Chesterfield facility to reduce the manual handling requirements of their blast freezing process, increasing safety and also streamlining their processes. Rick Bestwick, a leader in the temperature-controlled storage industry, receives palletised cases from customers in a chilled condition which require blast freezing for […]

By June 25, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
Kawasaki robots raise the roof in quality homebuilding

Kawasaki robots raise the roof in quality homebuilding

Japanese manufacturer Kyushu Sekisui Heim claims to be one of the oldest established manufacturers of new homes using the ‘Unit Construction’ method in Japan, a process by which thousands of housing units of different designs and layouts are made using a modular system. Initially driven by an acute nationwide shortage of suitably trained and qualified […]

By May 28, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
Easy handling of heavier loads

Easy handling of heavier loads

The MOTOMAN GP Series of robots from Yaskawa has recently been extended to include options which are suitable for applications with heavier loads up to 600 kg. Renowned for being one of the most compact and efficient range of robots for high-speed assembly, packaging and general handling applications, the Motoman GP600 is designed for heavier […]

By September 19, 2018 Read More →
Fanuc adds 6kg payload variant to SCARA robot range

Fanuc adds 6kg payload variant to SCARA robot range

Fanuc has extended its popular range of Selective Compliance Assembly (SCARA) robots to include a model capable of processing parts weighing up to 6kg. The SR-6iA is ideally suited for a variety of applications within a circular working envelope, including fast automated assembly, testing and inspection, packaging, and material handling. It is Fanuc’s largest SCARA […]

By September 6, 2018 Read More →
Smart cup for composites handling from Simmatic

Smart cup for composites handling from Simmatic

Pre-impregnation composite materials – or pre-preg composites as they’re usually known – typically take the form of heavy, floppy sheets that resemble the thick felt used for roofing purposes. Their flexibility and weight means that pre-preg composites are notoriously difficult to handle. When a pattern maker asked Simmatic to devise a reliable way of lifting […]

By April 26, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Fanuc launches its first SCARA robot range

Fanuc launches its first SCARA robot range

Fanuc UK has introduced its first range of Selective Compliance Assembly Robot Arm (SCARA) robots for picking and packing, assembly, and material handling applications. The SR-3iA, which was first unveiled at last year’s International Robot Exhibition (iREX) in Tokyo, is perfectly suited for manufacturers requiring automated, fast assembly within a circular working envelope. The robot […]

By March 28, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Fanuc’s new robot turns press-to-press transfers upside-down

Fanuc’s new robot turns press-to-press transfers upside-down

Press-to-press transfer applications will become faster, smoother and more compact, thanks to the latest rack-mounted industrial robot by Fanuc UK. The R2000iC/100P, which can be attached to a wall or ceiling, is a space-saving alternative to traditional, floor-mounted robots. It can achieve a larger work envelope in a smaller surface area, making it the perfect […]

By January 25, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Mabey puts cutting-edge ABB robots to work

Mabey puts cutting-edge ABB robots to work

Leading bridge and engineering services specialist Mabey has put its new robots to work at its Mabey Bridge site in Lydney, Gloucestershire. Forming one complete cell, the new robots support the manufacture of the Mabey Compact 200 (C200) – the world’s most widely used modular steel bridge. Investing £2.6m in the new robots, they will […]

By July 5, 2017 0 Comments Read More →