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17 July 2018

Machine builders can now get standalone machines to market faster using a newly updated design and configuration software. The latest release of the Connected Components Workbench software from Rockwell Automation will be more familiar to Logix users and includes new features to help reduce programming time. It provides controller programming, device configuration and human-machine interface editing for Rockwell Automation hardware.

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12 July 2018

Datalogic’s Ulyxe laser marking system has been chosen by Gilo Industries Group to enable accurate identification and traceability of parts manufactured across its aerospace engineering companies.

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16 July 2018

Sick has launched 2D and 3D vision-guided part localisation systems for easy and quick set-up of robot picking from a belt, or from a bin or stillage. Suitable for both cobots and conventional industrial robots, the SICK PLOC2D and PLB 520 have been developed specifically to facilitate affordable, or entry-level automation and for use in handling smaller parts and components.

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16 July 2018

Rotork has supplied fully automated pneumatic control systems on high capacity biomass rail freight wagons supporting the decarbonisation project at Lynemouth Power Station in Northumberland.

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14 June 2018

On seaming expert Ashton Industrial's new fully automatic seaming line, SEAMMAXX-PRO, in order to accommodate a vacuum belt arrangement and keep the glass processing level clear of obstructions, four grinding heads are mounted on tracks below the production line. 

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18 June 2018

In the Smart Factory with its highly flexible production lines sensors play a key role in the system, collecting status information for the machine directly in-place and in real-time to create a virtual representation of the physical world.

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18 June 2018

Wachendorff Automation, the Geisenheim, Germany-based encoder manufacturer, has extended its WDGA series absolute encoders with PROFINET-IO and EtherCAT Industrial Ethernet interfaces.

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29 May 2018

WEG has launched a new paper entitled "How digitalisation transforms the role of the maintenance professional", which covers the growth in influence of IIOT and, with the digitalisation of the electric motor, the impact this could have on the maintenance sector.

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18 June 2018

To advise manufacturers on best practice methods for selecting components for robots, SMB Bearings has published a white paper on Bearings for Robotics. The white paper is available to download on the SMB Bearings website.

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11 May 2018

IDS NXT is a new generation of vision app-based industrial cameras from IDS. Individual tasks can be realized with the app development kit, new functions can be installed as easily as apps on a smartphone. From the end of April, a colour sensor model complements the product range.

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11 May 2018

From April 23 to 27, 2018 the Weidmüller Group exhibited at Hannover Messe presenting a wide range of new products and solutions in the fields of automation and digitalisation, panel building and device connectivity.

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10 May 2018

Omron offers 2 places for a training course of your choice from 8 topics covering the complete range of their advanced industrial automation products.

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14 June 2018

Toshiba machine partner and robot distributor, TM Robotics, has released a white paper that examines the political challenges facing today’s manufacturing industry.

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07 June 2018

Sensing specialist Baumer has supplied The Technology Business – a Manchester based provider of integrated automation and inspection systems – with its Verisens VS XC and XF Vision Sensors. Typical uses for The Technology Business systems include quality control and improvement applications in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, automotive, assembly and handling industries.

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03 May 2018

Leading developer, manufacturer and distributor of agricultural machinery and services, Kverneland Group uses state-of-the-art automation to ensure productivity is high. It has recently upgraded six robotic welding cells to use ESAB’s endless wire, which has resulted in improved productivity and significant cost savings.

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30 April 2018

When distributor of parts, accessories and clothing to the UK and Irish cycling markets, ZyroFisher. wanted to streamline operations and increase warehouse productivity, Advance Automated Systems proposed an innovative handling system incorporating energy-efficient 24V DC technology and MultiControl components from Interroll.

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11 May 2018

Drives & Controls 2018 saw the first live demonstration in the UK of Mitsubishi Electric’s latest Linear Transfer System (LTS) with Smart Carriage technology for the integration of production and packaging.

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27 April 2018

Lenze showcasd its Automation platform at Foodex 2018, demonstrating how it makes it easier to deal with the growing complexity of machine design by giving programmers and design engineers the tools, products and services required to improve performance and reliability.

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24 April 2018

Based on its Visionary-T range of industrial 3D imaging cameras, SICK has launched a configurable, plug-and-play 3D detection sensor which harnesses the imaging power of the company’s single-snapshot Time-of–Flight (TOF) technology for a range of detection and collision warning duties.

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20 April 2018

A global surge in robotics manufacturing has created a shortage of components required for other industries. The increased demand has created significant delays in the supply of bearings. Specialist bearings distributor SMB Bearings is making investments to address the shortage.

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FEATURES

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25 June 2018

At the MACH show, Andy Pye met with Universal Robots and some of their partner network. The products were interesting in themselves, but the real story broke a few weeks later – and took us by surprise too!

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24 April 2018

Digitisation promises big things for the future of manufacturing. Yet there is a danger that many companies unsure of how to modernise their operations are going to be left behind. Mike Wilson, BDM for ABB Robotics UK and Ireland, explains how to identify which processes might be ripe for automation and why robots can offer the ideal starting point

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26 March 2018

The Amazon Picking Challenge, set by global online retailer Amazon, challenged roboticists to create a robot that can pick and stow twelve products from a shelf, into a bag. The Shadow Robot Company, designer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art anthropomorphic robot hands, addressed the challenge with the help of precision bearing specialist, SMB Bearings.

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20 March 2018

Implementing haptic feedback on a joystick through motor force or vibration can bring significant benefits in telerobotic applications. To do this requires precise control over the motor current on the haptic side and precise sensing of the applied motor current on the working end of the system. Gerard Bush of INMOCO discusses applications for haptic feedback and how they can be implemented.

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05 March 2018

The connected world of Industry 4.0’s smart factories adds a new dimension of complexity in terms of machinery safety challenges, as adaptive and dynamically configurable machines and machine modules allow unique combination of machines for higher efficiency and productivity on the shop floor. Paul Taylor, manager for Machinery Safety at TÜV SÜD Product Service, explains more

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31 January 2018

Few things can damage the financial stability of a manufacturing facility more than unexpected downtime. On average, manufacturers suffer with 30% or more downtime during their scheduled production time. However, there are ways to reduce the risk.

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16 January 2018

AUMA UK has realigned business around the core idea of ‘Servitization’. This article by managing director, Paul Hopkins, provides an overview of the way in which the company has approached the challenges and sought to emphasise the service element of the product/service mix

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10 November 2017

What makes a machine vision system robust? Robustness in this context is more than just reliability. It is a reliability that is maintained within the natural variations of the environment in which the system is being used, as this article from Mark Williamson at Stemmer Imaging outlines

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30 August 2017

Making good with out of date equipment won’t bring about a more prosperous future for the UK’s machine shops. It’s time to consider smarter technologies. Paul Williams, Sales Manager, ABB’s UK Robotics business, explains how machine tending can involve robot technology

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22 August 2017

Steve Hughes, managing director of power quality specialist REO UK, explains how many farmers, especially those operating small and medium sized farms, might be overlooking a critical aspect of power quality in their automated livestock farming systems.

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30 June 2017

Factory analogue sensors are at the start of a very long line of communication. Communication from the sensor is predominantly in just one direction and recalibration for production changes requires manual reprogramming – taking considerable time and resource. But it doesn’t need to be this way

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09 May 2017

Using a monitoring tool on automation system infrastructure can provide actionable insight, improve overall uptime, and reduce network support costs and response times by more than 50%. Michael Vermeer, product line manager at Panduit reports

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10 May 2017

Zero-defect production is the goal of every manufacturer. As a pioneer in production automation, the automotive industry has always been a leading force when it comes to efficient production processes and quality control. Now, Turck offers the first system solution for fully automated moisture sensing in automobile production

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04 April 2017

The number of wind turbines used globally has grown exponentially over the last few years, and with it so has the need for efficient and safer inspection methods

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31 March 2017

From its earliest beginnings, 3D Vision has been the domain of a privileged few. It required specialist programming expertise to take the raw data output and configure it for different factory control networks. In turn, huge amounts of processing power and bulky equipment were needed – not to mention hard cash

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21 February 2017

Using a Universal Robots cobot to automate a factory process is delivering significant improvements in efficiency for linear motion expert, HepcoMotion.

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21 February 2017

The possibilities offered by the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) are truly limitless, yet market penetration for IIoT implementations is still a fraction of what it could be. Stratus solutions architect, Andy Bailey outlines the three main obstacles to successful IIoT and how to address them

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27 March 2017

Measuring position or speed accurately and reliably is a tricky business; selecting the wrong sensor or developing the wrong installation often results in overly complex design, poor performance, high costs or unreliability. Mark Howard, MD at Zettlex, lists the ten most common mistakes – so you can avoid them in your next design project

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12 December 2016

Collaborative robots have become a buzzword in industrial automation. But how do you technically define collaborative operation? Roberta Nelson Shea and Seungmin Baek from Universal Robots look at the four types of collaborative operation

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24 October 2016

Rising raw material costs, spiralling energy prices, scarce resources and an ever changing competitor landscape – just some of the factors that are making for tough times in manufacturing. Mike Wilson, general industry sales and marketing manager for ABB’s UK Robotics business, explains how robotic automation can help overcome these hurdles

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SPONSORED CONTENT

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28 September 2012

As enterprises seek new ways of using mobile technology to maintain their assets, EXTEND7000 offers IBM Maximo users the ultimate mobile solution for maintenance of automated equipment.

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11 August 2017

HEIDENHAIN offers a full line of angle and rotary encoders for accurate angle measurements.

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24 June 2015

IDS presents its first USB 3.0 camera model with 13 MP resolution (4192 x 3104, Full HD video with 30 fps).

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11 March 2013

Solid-state inductive position sensor with a 20mm measurement zone, with a 0.5 - 10V output. Capable of monitoring linear and shallow-arc movement.

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24 June 2015

Sony IMX174 sensor meets IDS’ USB 3.0 camera series

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16 July 2015

The POSIROT® range of PRAS (Analogue) and PRDS (Digital) Rotary Sensors are based around a contact free,
magnetically coupled encoder device which has been developed to work in rugged and harsh environments.

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12 January 2017

The 820 Series has been designed using the modular principle to accommodate high-torque, high- and low-speed applications with the flexibility to accommodate a wide range of torque settings.

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10 June 2016

Series 758 is a Standard size 58mm diameter mounting Encoder with PPRs up to 30,000 (Also available in Stainless Steel as the series 858)

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16 July 2015

The POSITILT® range of PTAM (Analogue) and PTDM (Digital) inclinometers use MEMS technology as the operating principle for the Tilt Sensors which are available in a wide range of housings offering either single or dual axis outputs.

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02 March 2016

Full servo axis functions in the smallest space

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28 July 2015

With the acquisition of Specialised Fasteners Products Ltd, TFC have extended its range of sheet metal and threaded fasteners.

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18 April 2017

From the smallest to the strongest industrial robot in the world With more than 100 models, FANUC offers the widest range of industrial robots in the world.

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11 March 2013

Solid-state Ultrasonic Fuel Flow Sensor capable of monitoring bi-directional fuel flow rate up to 8l/min. Compact, lightweight and extremely accurate

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12 January 2016

Lightning and surge protection for power supply units is now especially high-performance and durable. It is made possible by the new Safe Energy Control (SEC) technology with its non-reactive spark gap.

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12 January 2017

The 400 Series has been designed to meet the need for a high-and low-speed, free-wheeling torque limiter.

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