Medical

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 →
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 →
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 →
Partnership looks to transform rehabilitation technology

Partnership looks to transform rehabilitation technology

Maxon Group and Fourier Intelligence have announced that they are entering into a global strategic partnership. The companies anticipate that Maxon’s precision drive systems combined with the start-up Fourier Intelligence’s rehabilitation robotics will drive the development of new technologies for patients. Technology plays an increasingly important role in rehabilitation services and healthcare. Therefore, clinicians, engineers […]

By January 14, 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 →
Brain signals control two advanced prosthetic arms

Brain signals control two advanced prosthetic arms

For more than 30 years — following an accident in his teens — Robert “Buz” Chmielewski has been a quadriplegic with minimal movement and feeling in his hands and fingers. But last month he was able to manipulate two prosthetic arms with his brain and feed himself dessert. Buz’s accomplishment marks a big step toward […]

By January 12, 2021 Read More →
The robot revolution that’s upgrading surgery

The robot revolution that’s upgrading surgery

Large swathes of industry are implementing powered and robotic applications to ensure high-quality repeatable processes. Hospital and medical professionals are also keen to implement these applications, especially with the current pressure on the medical system. Here, Stewart Goulding, managing director at precision drive system supplier EMS, discusses the rise of robotics in surgery. There are […]

By April 20, 2020 Read More →
SMAC micro gripper handles fragile parts

SMAC micro gripper handles fragile parts

New from SMAC Moving Coil Actuators is the MGR6 Series Micro Gripper. The SMAC MGR6 Series Micro Gripper has a very low moving mass with two independent axes, and, thanks to a patented Soft-Land routine, is capable of light, controlled forces. It can be used as an end effector on third party robots. The unit […]

By April 23, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Automatica focuses on medical and pharmaceutical

Automatica focuses on medical and pharmaceutical

The average life expectancy is increasing. Thanks to automated production, more effective and affordable medications and therapies are made available to a wide range of patients. From June 19 to 20, 2018, the leading international trade fair Automatica in Munich will show how economically and efficiently pharmaceutical and medical products can be produced today. The […]

By April 10, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
HMS provides wireless access for disinfection robot

HMS provides wireless access for disinfection robot

STERISAFE-Pro is a disinfection robot from the Danish company INFUSER. It disinfects surfaces in any given room – for example patient rooms, operating theatres or hotel rooms – removing up to 99.9999% of pathogens. The robot fills the designated room with an Ozone-based biocide agent which kills unwanted bacteria, viruses and fungi, while purifying the […]

By November 9, 2017 0 Comments Read More →