Pharmaceuticals

3D printed grippers transform machine effectiveness

3D printed grippers transform machine effectiveness

Mechanical grippers – used, for example, for attaching lids to jars – have very restricted ‘closed/open’ dexterity. When a new product is introduced, a new gripper to match that product can take weeks to design and manufacture. So why not print them? Robust 3D printed plastic grippers made of Igus tribo-filaments can be manufactured 85 […]

By March 18, 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 →
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 →
8x greater productivity for IVD supplier

8x greater productivity for IVD supplier

Mitsubishi Electric has supported Horizon Instruments in the development of a highly automated well plate filling machine. The solution has boosted operations for a leading provider of immunoassays and in vitro diagnostic (IVD) devices, increasing production yield by 700-800% and is projected to cut waste by half. Machine control is handled by a MELSEC-L series […]

By August 12, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
Robots speed up the production of Covid-19 tests

Robots speed up the production of Covid-19 tests

In the fight against the coronavirus, speed and close co-operation are required. This is why Senova, a leading German developer and manufacturer of rapid test systems for biomarkers, viruses and microorganisms, decided to use the robotics expertise of Omron to enhance its production process. Previously, the manual production of the tests was very time-consuming. In […]

By June 11, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
Robots help drive quality control in high-speed inhaler testing line

Robots help drive quality control in high-speed inhaler testing line

A leading pharmaceutical manufacturer specialising in asthma inhalers has transformed its in-line testing operations thanks to an automated quality control solution developed by Mitsubishi Electric and leading system integrator Optimal Industrial Automation. The innovative system uses two Selective Compliance Articulated Robot Arms (SCARA) and system-matched components, such as a MELSEC-iQ platform PLC and MAPS SCADA […]

By April 9, 2020 Read More →
Astech Projects joins the SiLA Consortium

Astech Projects joins the SiLA Consortium

Astech Projects has recently worked on several projects that utilise SiLA2 and has had a chance to experience the benefits the standard brings. The SiLA Consortium is a non-profit organisation dedicated to bringing scientists and their data together.“Having worked with SiLA we felt it was important that we now joined the consortium,” said a spokesperson […]

By October 10, 2019 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 →
Universal Robots now certified for cleanrooms

Universal Robots now certified for cleanrooms

Universal Robots’ lightweight collaborative robot arms can now be implemented in controlled environments: After successful tests in accordance with VDI 2083 Part 9.1, the international industrial guideline concerning the various functions and measures of cleanroom technologies, the robot arms and the accompanying controller boxes made by the Danish pioneer in human-robot collaboration have been awarded […]

By September 23, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Mitsubishi robots test cells for life scientists

Mitsubishi robots test cells for life scientists

An automated primary antibody screening workcell for early stage development of potential new treatments for central nervous system and immunology disorders has been designed and built for UCB by Farnborough-based Peak Analysis and Automation (PAA). Built around a Mitsubishi Electric robot, the workcell speeds up the process of antibody discovery by allowing the screening of […]

By May 20, 2016 0 Comments Read More →