Articulated Arm

A vision of the future or reality today?

A vision of the future or reality today?

Ever since robots started to become a mainstream part of manufacturing, the concept of fully automated flexible production has been the ultimate objective for businesses across a wide range of sectors. Moving towards this goal has been an iterative process with ongoing developments in hardware, software and connectivity making it possible to continually enhance the […]

By April 8, 2021 Read More →
Robolink DP for all flexible automated applications

Robolink DP for all flexible automated applications

The robolink DP is a new robot arm developed by Igus to provide engineers with access into automated solutions using low cost robotics. The robolink DP arm is not only flexible enough to allow six degrees of freedom, but there are also many options for end effectors which enhances the opportunism for even more diverse […]

By February 1, 2021 Read More →
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 →
Improved handling and control using less energy

Improved handling and control using less energy

Increased automation, adapting to new labour-saving manufacturing practices and the consequences of Covid-19 is accelerating the demand for effective robotic solutions. This is especially the case in industries where logistics are key such as food, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics where there is increased urgency to improve efficiencies by automating the packing and stacking of individual products. […]

By January 11, 2021 Read More →
Food industry trends: robot-assisted workflows

Food industry trends: robot-assisted workflows

Robert Brooks, Omron Europe’s industry manager for food and beverage, discusses how smart, robot-assisted production and packaging will maximise profitability. A challenge accelerated by the Coronavirus pandemic has seen producers having to juggle between longer term range proliferation centred on consumer demands, and range reduction caused by retailers’ and consumers’ rapidly changing buying habits. This […]

By December 17, 2020 Read More →
Fanuc introduces powerful compact general-purpose robot

Fanuc introduces powerful compact general-purpose robot

Fanuc has expanded its range of general-purpose industrial robots with the introduction of the highly compact M-10iD/16S. Building on the capabilities of its predecessors, it combines a slim profile and low footprint with an impressive payload capacity of 16kg. This represents a significant improvement on previous models, and offers great operational versatility for compact spaces […]

By December 1, 2020 Read More →
Comau technology for the production of the new fiat 500

Comau technology for the production of the new fiat 500

Comau is proud to have participated in the production of the New 500. The company has provided FCA and the Fiat brand with advanced automation solutions and its know-how in the development of innovative industrial processes to produce FCA’s first fully electric vehicle, a Made in Turin product. The path started symbolically in July 2019 […]

By November 26, 2020 Read More →
Fanuc strengthens compact industrial robot offering

Fanuc strengthens compact industrial robot offering

Fanuc has expanded its LR Mate series of multi-purpose industrial robots with the introduction of the strong yet compact LR Mate 200iD/14L. Building on the success of the 6-axis LR Mate series, the 200iD/14L benefits from an exceptional weight-to-payload ratio, weighing just 27kg, but able to handle workpieces up to 14kg. By doubling the maximum […]

By September 24, 2020 0 Comments 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 →
ABB refurbishes robots, controllers and manipulators

ABB refurbishes robots, controllers and manipulators

As sustainability continues to grow in importance globally, ABB is committed to help create more environmentally friendly manufacturing facilities across the world. Remanufacturing enables existing robot users to sell inactive or legacy robots to ABB with an attractive buy back service, rather than scrapping them or leaving them unused in a corner of the factory. […]

By July 7, 2020 0 Comments Read More →