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16 October 2021

SICK has unveiled the first in a new generation of Ruler3000 3D streaming cameras, designed to offer a fast track for integrators to harness the speed and measurement precision of SICK’s high-definition 3D imaging technology. The SICK Ruler3000 is reported to set a new standard for high-speed 3D image quality in an easy-to-integrate, pre-calibrated device.

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12 October 2021

DESIGNED TO monitor temperatures in a wide range of applications, the EL-IOT-1 is the latest low-cost addition to the EasyLog range of data loggers. Easier to use than ever, the EL-IOT-1 has an improved user interface, allowing users to view alarms, battery levels and WiFi connection strength at a glance, thanks to its new on board status indicators and sounder alert.

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16 October 2021

SICK HAS extended its safe encoder offering with the AFS60S Pro and AFM60S Pro, its first programmable safe absolute encoders, opening a simpler and quicker route to safe productivity in stationery and mobile machinery, together with seamless integration for safe motion control.

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14 October 2021

COGNEX HAS announced VisionPro 10.0 and VisionPro Deep Learning 2.0, two new releases in its VisionPro line of vision software.

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16 October 2021

The FLIR A500f and A700f Advanced Smart Sensor ruggedised thermal cameras feature high-temperature detection for extreme environments paired with on-camera analytics and alarm capabilities – ideal for industrial early fire detection or outdoor condition monitoring applications.

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08 September 2021

AVIATION FUELLING specialist, North Air, has digitised its maintenance and engineering programme using ShireSystem. The software enhanced visibility and improved maintenance logistics, including the sharing of engineering best practice across North Air’s 17 managed sites and mobile operation.

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02 September 2021

Responding to manufacturers’ end-of-line labour challenges including staff shortages, social distancing measures and self-isolation, OMRON UK will debut its cobot palletiser, the RB1200, at PPMA Show 2021.

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02 September 2021

AT PPMA Show 2021 Brillopak will showcase its newest award-winning and affordable UniPAKer robotic crate packing platform – its most compact and energy-efficient system to-date.

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06 September 2021

SICK HAS developed a customisable, active collision warning system for manned forklifts, the SICK Backup Assistance System (BAS), which alerts drivers to prevent collisions with people or objects, where their view is restricted for example by blind spots or during reversing.

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15 July 2021

A NEW automated optical inspection from Nordson EFD verifies fluid deposit placement and accuracy. Integrated AOI features provide manufacturers instant pass/fail feedback, combining fluid dispensing and quality control within one automated dispensing system.

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13 May 2021

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC has announced that distributor of industrial automation components, BPX, has been appointed as a UK Alliance Master Industrial Automation Distributor (IAD).

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13 May 2021

MOOG INDUSTRIAL Group is adding a new system to the Electrohydrostatic Actuation System (EAS) product family for industrial machinery.

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17 May 2021

SICK IS launching its first vision camera with a pre-installed Deep Learning app onboard to make it simple to create custom quality inspections of complex or irregular-shaped goods, packaging and assemblies, especially where they may have previously defied automation using traditional systems.

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18 May 2021

DUE TO ongoing Covid-19 travel restrictions (specifically within the EU), it has been decided that this year’s Machine Vision Conference & Exhibition (MVC) will again run as an online event from 15 July 2021.

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22 April 2021

EQUINOR introducing autonomous ATEX-certified robots on its oil and gas installations. Partner in the project is inspection robotics specialist Taurob of Austria. Its robot will be used to conduct routine inspection and maintenance tasks on offshore installations.

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13 May 2021

SWEDEN-HEADQUARTERED investment company, Röko, has acquired 75% of Renovotec, a leading provider of rugged hardware, software and enterprise mobility solutions for supply chain, healthcare and field mobility customers.

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08 March 2021

THE RECENTLY launched TX2-140, TX2-160 and TX2-160L six-axis robots for the medium payload range from Stäubli extend the current TX2 generation and bringing the total number of models in the range to nine.

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08 March 2021

NEW FROM K.Hartwall is an AMR (Autonomous Mobile Robot) called A-MATE, reported to be the first fully electric free-lift pallet AGV with omnidirectional drive on the market. A-MATE is an extremely versatile mobile robot that will bring a new level of automation to intra-logistics, and to the movements of different load carriers, from pallets to roll containers and foldable cages or 'gitter' boxes.

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08 March 2021

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC has released a comprehensive OEM developer’s kit aimed at both first-time automation users and experienced engineers.

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12 March 2021

SUPPLY CHAIN hardware, software and services company, Renovotec, has struck a distribution deal with Custom SpA, an Italian multinational group and hi-tech solutions company.

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FEATURES

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06 September 2021

UVC light offers a way to rapidly disinfect surfaces and deactivate up to 99.99% of viruses, including coronaviruses. Adding UVC capability to an automated mobile robot or vehicle can create a continuous cleaning cycle without the need for additional human resource

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08 July 2021

Industry 4.0 is revolutionising manufacturing. Remarkable changes are taking place – often behind the scenes – to turn expectations into reality. Steve Sands explains why the unassumingly named Asset Administration Shell is so crucial to delivering the Industry 4.0 vision

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05 July 2021

In the manufacturing sector, inspection is an essential function. It’s a visual check that ensures a product meets its intended function and appearance and delivers important benefits for both the manufacturer and customer. Mark Patrick takes a look at how AI can transform the process

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18 May 2021

CDA’s editor, Charlotte Stonestreet, recently hosted a British Automation & Robotics Association roundtable discussion on the safety benefits that robots bring to dangerous tasks and environments. Here is taster of what the panel of experts covered

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10 June 2021

SHEFFIELD-BASED Additive Manufacturing Technologies Ltd (AMT) has teamed up with Mitsubishi Electric to further advance its innovative chemical vapour smoothing machine, PostPro 3D, by developing an integrated automation solution. This is based on Mitsubishi Electric’s MELSEC iQ-F Series compact PLC, HMIs, SCADA and MELFA articulated arm robots offered as a system option. The PostPro vapour smoothing machine fully automates surface finishing of 3D printed parts, skyrocketing productivity from a few parts finished every hour up to hundreds of parts per hour.

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15 March 2021

The launch of ABB’s new GoFa and SWIFTI cobots marks the continuation of a journey started in 2015 with the launch of its dual-arm YuMi robot. In this Q&A, Nigel Platt, explains how cobots can help manufacturers to take their first steps on the road to robotic automation.

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02 March 2021

THE DYNAMIC nature of the Healthcare world – and especially the impact of the coronavirus pandemic – has driven an even greater need for clinicians to have access to all patient information in real time, from anywhere. Interoperability and ensuring this information is safe and secure are absolute prerequisites.

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26 February 2021

Recent developments in Industry 4.0 and the impact of Covid-19 have quickened the pace of adoption in industrial automation, with greater networking and higher sensor numbers facilitating ever-closer process monitoring. However, these trends do not necessarily need to lead to greater system complexity in signal acquisition, connection technology and cabling report Stefan Schumacher and Dominik Grzesiak

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22 February 2021

ROBOTS DEPEND on miniature motors for their motion, so evolution within robotics relies on technological advances in motor design. Dave Beckstoffer highlights the key trends in miniature motor development for robots.

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22 February 2021

ACCORDING TO a 2020 survey by Mckinsey Global, COVID-19 has caused companies to accelerate the digitalisation of their internal operations by three to four years. The surge in digital uptake will propel the robotics industry forwards, shaping its contribution to businesses in 2021. Stewart Goulding explores the robotics trends to look out for in the sector this year.

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23 February 2021

Incorporating machine learning or AI in the monitoring of industry assets is increasingly common, however, statistical modelling alone can be susceptible to false positives, cultural resistance and ineffective actions. Dr Marc Heggemann and Seth Tate explain why machine learning needs to be augmented to ensure a positive outcome, and how a properly integrated solution should be delivered ‎

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23 February 2021

Mitsubishi Electric and local system integrator, AR Controls, have provided a steel sheet press automation solution to automotive tier 1 supplier, Unipres. The upgrade allowed the car part manufacturer to significantly increase the uptime, productivity and energy efficiency of its transfer press, while also empowering operators to have greater insight and control over the production processes, as Chris Evans reports

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08 February 2021

IN CONTRAST to conventional technology, smart sensors can do more than just reliably monitor and send measurement values; they also provide relevant data that can be used to set process optimisation and efficiency gains in motion, asserts Peter Dietrich

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04 February 2021

ENGINEERS AND manufacturers are increasingly turning to robots for increased productivity, and key to these engineering marvels are linear guides. Martin Ahner discusses the considerations required when choosing these components

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18 January 2021

ENCODERS PROVIDE feedback for accurate motor control relating to speed and positioning. Chris Schaefer looks at the technologies involved and explains how to choose the encoder for your application

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03 December 2020

ROCKWELL AUTOMATION recently marked the first decade if its PlantPAx modern distributed control system (DCS) with PlantPAx Release 5.0, which features improvements in scalability as well as providing easier plantwide information access for data-driven decision-making across facilities and enterprises. It has also added new controllers and workflows to streamline projects and reduce engineering effort.

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22 January 2021

Tethys Energy Services and Aerones have won a blade robotics innovation competition launched by GE Renewable Energy, the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and KTN

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12 November 2020

Quality assurance (QA) technology is essential when adjusting manufacturing operations, to guarantee that a new process doesn’t mean a drop in quality. Here Yonatan Hyatt explains how this technology is pushing the boundaries of artificial intelligence (AI) to respond to market needs

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17 November 2020

Turck Banner’s systems division brings together a diverse array of products to form cohesive systems, meeting the requirements of a huge range of industrial companies. However, the company had not manufactured it own product in the UK until July this year, when it started producing systems to support social distancing and occupancy for shops and factories

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07 September 2020

Controls, Drives & Automation speaks to Omron's Robert Brooks about the coronavirus pandemic, and how it provides an opportunity for manufacturers to rethink outdated processes and procedures and enhance them with concepts such as innovative robotics, sensor technology and holistic automation strategies.

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04 January 2018

From simple high speed slotted motors to larger motors with drives.

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09 June 2020

Series A25SB is an Industrial multi-turn Encoder in a 63.50mm package with IP67 sealing and serial communications

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26 October 2017

SICK’s magnetic cylinder sensors offer the highest level of accuracy and control for pneumatic and hydraulic cylinder position monitoring.

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04 January 2018

From simple permanent magnet can stack motors to the hybrid stepper motors and complementary drives and control electronics.

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12 January 2017

The original Autogard Torque Limiter with a trusted design that will disengage at a pre-set torque value.

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18 April 2017

Every part. When you need it. Where you need it. Outstanding quality and constant availability during the complete lifetime of your FANUC product make us a very reliable partner.

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04 January 2018

Frameless torque motors offers high performance, and simple installation and can be embedded directly in your machine design.

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26 October 2017

SICK’s inductive, capacitive and magnetic proximity sensors offer a long service life, extreme ruggedness and the utmost precision - providing non-contact detection of a wide variety of objects and media.

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18 April 2017

All your parts online That part you need is just a few clicks away. Register now for full 24/7 access to a huge selection of original equipment parts straight from the manufacturer.

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09 May 2017

Powerful, Clean Solutions with a Stainless Reputation. Cone Drive’s stainless steel precision motion gearboxes are designed for sterile manufacturing environments.

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11 August 2017

HEIDENHAIN’s measuring systems for inspection and acceptance testing of machine tools enable precise and effective measurements of machines with a minimum of mounting and adjustment effort.

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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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12 May 2016

IOT-500 - new 5" Android based HMI Panel is perfect for remote monitoring, data acquisition & control.

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04 January 2018

Choose from Eurocard motion controllers, panel mount, housed and intelligent drives – EtherCAT versions available.

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28 September 2015

An essential part of day-to-day maintenance programmes, oil and lubricants are a vital commodity in ensuring mechanical parts run smoothly and reliably.

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