Collaborative robots

Omron and Reitec join forces on cobot palletiser

Omron and Reitec join forces on cobot palletiser

Innovation automation solutions can improve flexibility and boost productivity in the palletising sector, whilst still ensuring a safe and healthy working environment for workers. To meet the needs of customers in the fast-moving consumer goods industry (FMCG), Omron distributor and industrial automation specialist, Reitec Engineering Services, has developed the new RC-1 cobot palletiser solution. Reitec […]

By July 21, 2021 Read More →
New industrial robot products launched by Igus

New industrial robot products launched by Igus

In very tough business conditions, Igus has launched more new products in 2020/21 than the previous year – from integrated robotic drives to ball bearings with 21 times the high-speed service life. Many of these products had their first public viewing at the Hannover Messe Digital Edition in April and several new innovations were also […]

By April 22, 2021 Read More →
ABB’s GoFa robot wins Best of the Red Dot award

ABB’s GoFa robot wins Best of the Red Dot award

ABB’s GoFa cobot was awarded the prestigious Red Dot Best of the Best design award in recognition of its unique design concept to make the new robot appealing and accessible to users. The global Red Dot Design Awards recognize achievements in product design, with the jury assessing thousands of entries every year. Red Dot’s “Best […]

By April 20, 2021 Read More →
Universal Robots develops interface for Siemens Engineering Portal

Universal Robots develops interface for Siemens Engineering Portal

Universal Robots is pleased to announce a new partnership with Siemens’ TIA (Totally Integrated Automation) that will allow the integration of Universal Robots cobots into complex machine and manufacturing environments. This new interface will facilitate a seamless integration process for machine builders and system integrators. Universal Robots’ cobots will become part of the Simatic Robot […]

By April 11, 2021 Read More →
Omron joins forces with OnRobot for cobot solutions

Omron joins forces with OnRobot for cobot solutions

Omron Industrial Automation Europe has signed a new distribution agreement with OnRobot, the Danish manufacturer of tools for collaborative robot (cobot) applications. This will enable Omron to offer OnRobot’s products – which can be fully integrated with the Omron TM cobot – to its customers in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The agreement between […]

By March 31, 2021 Read More →
Furniture maker reaps benefits of robotic drilling

Furniture maker reaps benefits of robotic drilling

A family-run furniture maker has become an industry leader with the help of digital manufacturing experts at the University of Sheffield AMRC who proved that robotics and automation technologies could increase capacity and improve productivity in its production process. “It is something no one else in our industry has ever done and has given us […]

By March 30, 2021 Read More →
Mobile cobot resolves redeployment challenge

Mobile cobot resolves redeployment challenge

Omron has developed a fast redeployment solution for machine tending collaborative robots. Incorporating breakthrough fully-integrated landmark functionality, Omron’s Mobile Cobot Workstation addresses the issue of under-utilisation that can render automation unviable for high product mix manufacturers and SMEs. By enabling cobots to be redeployed on different tasks with minimal reconfiguration, this agile automation solution accelerates […]

By March 26, 2021 Read More →
Take advantage of the 130% CapEx tax saving

Take advantage of the 130% CapEx tax saving

Bots UK is encouraging manufacturers to take advance of the 130% tax saving for machinery purchases announced in the March Budget statement, and buy the Kassow 7-axis collaborative robot which it is selling for just £21,999. Kassow cobots are designed to work quickly with high payloads and an intuitive user interface. A high capable cobot […]

By March 10, 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 →
New ABB cobots unlock automation for new sectors

New ABB cobots unlock automation for new sectors

ABB is expanding its collaborative robot (cobot) portfolio with the new GoFa and SWIFTI cobot families, offering higher payloads and speeds, to complement YuMi and Single Arm YuMi in ABB’s cobot line-up. These stronger, faster and more capable cobots will accelerate the company’s expansion in high-growth segments including electronics, healthcare, consumer goods, logistics and food […]

By February 24, 2021 Read More →