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06 August 2020

The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) has appointed Mike Wilson as Chief Automation Officer, where he will will lead the MTC's drive to increase the adoption of automation throughout UK manufacturing.

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13 August 2020

With the release of the SICK LiDAR-LOC solution for mobile platforms, users can implement contour-based localisation on any automated guided vehicle, cart, forklift or service robot fitted with SICK 2D LiDAR sensors or safety scanners.

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09 September 2020

RENOVOTEC IS launching a three-month, no-obligation free trial for the latest Honeywell PX940 smart and rugged industrial printer, which prints barcodes and other labels that are defect-free and 100% accurate every time.

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09 September 2020

WHEN SFOGLIA Torino, an Italian manufacturer of pastries, needed to speed up production of a vol-au-vent case production line it turned to systems integrator and automation expert, Tiesse - which provided a packaging station incorporating four Kawasaki YF-03N Delta robots.

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06 July 2020

New from Cognex Corporation the DataMan 475V Inline Barcode Verifier provides contract-compliant assurance in adherence with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), delivering reliable code verification and quality reporting for 1D, 2D, and direct part mark (DPM) codes.

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06 July 2020

Leader in connectivity and sensors, TE Connectivity (TE), and Komax, a pioneer in the field of automated wire processing, have partnered on the production of harnesses on the Komax Omega 740/750 automatic harness machines. The machines incorporate TE's ENTRELEC SNK series of pluggable terminal blocks in their design.

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06 July 2020

Originally launched in 2015 to assist workers in lightweight assembly tasks, ABB’s dual-arm collaborative YuMi robot has, says the company, gone on to blaze a trail in a raft of diverse applications and industries, opening new opportunities and helping to fire people's imaginations about what can be achieved with robotic automation.

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09 July 2020

New from FLIR Systems, the FLIR Blackfly S visible spectrum camera module is reported to be the first to integrate the Sony Pregius S IMX540 sensor with 24.5 MP at 12 FPS in a USB3 camera.

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06 July 2020

A new generation of human collaborative robots which combine important key features and benefits to ensure powerful, robust and safe application capabilities have been introduced by YASKAWA.

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06 July 2020

Prior to its investment in an EffiMat storage and retrieval system, OFI Testing Equipment (OFITE) had eight employees manually selecting sales and work orders. At times people were waiting for an aisle to clear so they could get the parts they needed and it was the same, in reverse, for re-stocking.

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08 June 2020

Diagnostics play a vital role in containing pandemics. Identifying the SARS-CoV-2 pathogens via antibodies in the blood is becoming increasingly important. For this type of diagnosis, blood is often drawn from the patient with the help of blood collection tubes. Manufacturing these tubes requires several high precision assembly, dispensing and packaging steps. As a total solution, Optima Automation offers an efficient machine line for this purpose.

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06 July 2020

Today’s advanced automation and production facilities need lightweight robots (LWRs) and collaborative robots (cobots) that are highly dynamic and accurate. Drawing on its many years of experience in industrial automation, Schaeffler has developed two new and highly innovative components for LWRs and cobots, with which it is opening up new opportunities in a fast-growing market segment.

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01 June 2020

Prior to its investment in an EffiMat storage and retrieval system, OFI Testing Equipment (OFITE) relied on eight employees manually selecting sales and work orders. At times people were waiting for an aisle to clear so they could get the parts they needed and it was the same, in reverse, for re-stocking the inventory every morning.

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06 July 2020

Interroll and systems integrator, Teknokom, have implemented an automated order picking system for Cookplus – an e-commerce brand of Karaca Group, leader in the tableware, kitchen and home textile market – in Istanbul, Turkey. Essential elements of the new material handling solution are the RollerDrive EC 5000, MultiControl, and the Modular Conveyor Platform (MCP) from Interroll.

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06 July 2020

Being able to predict and plan maintenance is the goal pursued by igus with its smart plastics solutions. Intelligent sensors, for example, measure the wear of energy chains, chainflex cables, slewing rings and linear guides. With the new icom.plus communication module, the customer can now decide in which form they would like to incorporate the acquired data from the sensors.

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07 July 2020

INMOCO is now supplying Tolomatic’s RSX Extreme Force actuators to the UK market. The highly accurate rod-style electric actuators achieve a force up to 222.4kN and are reported to be an ideal replacement for hydraulic cylinders.

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07 July 2020

Automation specialist, Conveyor Networks is bucking the trend during these uncertain times with the announcement of a new partnership with global technology company Geek+, to become an official UK and Ireland distributor for robotics and AI logistics solutions.

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06 July 2020

Condition Monitoring specialist Sensonics has been developing industrial accelerometers for over 40 years and has earned a reputation for high performance. Specifically, on applications where low noise is crucial, Sensonics accelerometers have proven to excel.

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06 July 2020

Today’s process and control sensors are benefitting from technical advances enabling users to develop new control concepts, especially for automation applications. IO-Link is a key example of this and the introduction of a new range of IO-Link sensors with Dual Channel capability is an important development from BAUMER.

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01 May 2020

Plant Reliability specialist AVT Reliability has enhanced its Machine Sentry suite of cloud-based condition monitoring tools with the launch of its long range, low energy Bluetooth router, Gateway.

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FEATURES

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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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07 September 2020

In most westernised economies, food processors document all potential product risks, including naturally occurring hazards. To facilitate this automated reporting, Fortress Technology’s metal detectors offer secure, flexible logging of data capture, as well as a range of Industry 4.0 solutions to support track and trace.

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03 July 2020

We all take for granted downloading an App on our smart phones - but what about something as complex as configuring and commissioning vision-guidance for robots, will there ever be a ready-made ‘App’ for that? Neil Sandhu SICK’s UK Product Manager - Imaging, Measurement, Ranging & Systems, looks at the issues

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01 July 2020

Tracking down and fixing leaks can be hit and miss; for some it's only a matter of 'listen, look and detect'. Even with a modern energy management system, a maintenance team may only survey the plant every three or six months. In the meantime, energy waste continues imperceptibly, observes Darren Pratt

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30 June 2020

Advances in condition monitoring – brought about by automated collection and analysis of data – mean maintenance teams spend less time collecting data and more time acting on it. Geraint Jones discusses the implications this has for automation moving forwards

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30 June 2020

Maintec, the longest standing UK exhibition for industrial, buildings & supply chain maintenance engineering, returns to the NEC, Birmingham on 4th and 5th November 2020 bigger and better than ever before

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10 July 2020

In the first application for Hikrobot in the UK, global fashion brand, Superdry, is leveraging the flexibility of intelligent mini-robot carriers to transform order picking and put-away at its UK hub – just part of a phased roll-out of goods-to-person robotics that will boost productivity across its international network of multi-channel fulfilment centres.

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18 May 2020

Mitsubishi Electric has collaborated with e-F@ctory Alliance Partner Schaeffler sensor technology to offer two Smart Condition Monitoring (SCM) solutions – one based on an integrated PLC solution and the other using the intelligent functions of the 800 Series Variable Speed Drives

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13 May 2020

At precision Beryllium mirror manufacturer, Cambridge Technology, use of best-in-class interferometry hardware and software solutions has streamlined its manufacturing processes and added efficiencies as well as time and cost-savings across the company, writes Tyler Steele

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22 April 2020

Following the cancellation all large-scale events and public gatherings due to coronavirus, the UK Industrial Vision Association is pleased to announce the launch of the new Technology Presentation Hub on 14 May 2020.

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09 April 2020

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.

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03 March 2020

Warehouse automation is not a new concept by any stretch of the imagination, but the combination of online retail giants pushing for greater productivity and rapid technological advances in terms of AI, vision and robotics mean the sector is seeing ever more innovative use of automation. Charlotte Stonestreet highlights some of the latest examples

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03 March 2020

Water supply systems need to be managed professionally if sufficient pressure is to be maintained and damage caused by defective components is to be prevented. Continuous maintenance and the hydraulic analysis of current or potential future problems are effective management instruments in this regard.

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22 December 2019

Concrete evidence has emerged of export success for Stoke-on-Trent based engineering firm Morris Brothers, following the delivery of a custom-built slab moulding machine to an overseas customer

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21 October 2019

Mitsubishi Electric has unveiled the first member of its new MELFA Assista series of collaborative robots, designed to offer maximum safety and durability combined with ease of use and programming, while maintaining very high positional repeatability

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02 December 2019

As human operators and robots increasingly share a common space in the manufacturing environment, the choice between a collaborative or cooperative machine is naturally being given more consideration. Barry Weller looks how to identify the best system for an intended application

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05 August 2019

Until recently, the Industrial Revolution was largely associated with drastic engineering efforts that transformed Britain’s industry. Two centuries later, we are experiencing another shift in global manufacturing, the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). Nigel Smith, managing director of industrial robot distributor TM Robotics, explains how Britain can reclaim the robotics revolution with simplified robot programming.

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23 July 2019

Fullwood Packo collaborate with Festo to use automation that delivers greater freedom for dairy cows and farmers

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19 June 2019

Predictive maintenance, along with Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) data, is creating new opportunities for businesses to reduce downtime and improve productivity, ultimately, cutting costs and increasing profits

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12 July 2019

A world-leading robotics programme that puts human, societal and ethical values front and centre of new technology to clean-up legacy nuclear waste, the National Centre for Nuclear Robotics is led by the University of Birmingham, based at its new Extreme Robotics Lab, in partnership with the University of Bristol, Lancaster University, Queen Mary University of London, University of Edinburgh, University of Essex, University of Lincoln, University of Plymouth and the University of the West of England.

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SPONSORED CONTENT

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01 July 2020

A precise solution for monitoring energy use

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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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09 June 2020

Series 25T Featuring a Unique Appearance, The 25T Features The Largest Bore Available in a 63.50mm Encoder, Mounting Directly Onto Shafts as Large as 28mm

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11 August 2017

From the simple and compact TNC 320 to the sophisticated TNC 640, there’s a HEIDENHAIN machine tool control for any application.

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09 June 2020

Series 30M is a compact modular incremental encoder with advanced magnetic sensing and signal processing technology.

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27 October 2016

Pressure Calibrators

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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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13 May 2016

LG Motion launch new fully integrated microstep motor controller from Arcus technology

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12 May 2016

New Compact Linear Motor available from LG Motion

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27 October 2016

Digital Indicator EV-94 EB for Transmitters

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04 January 2018

Linear actuators, ballscrews, leadscrews, lifting columns, brakes & clutches.

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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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09 May 2017

H-Fang Brand Slewing Solutions. Cone Drive’s slewing drives employ precision motion technology that provides a large ratio in a single stage of gearing.

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16 July 2015

The POSICHRON® product family offers a wide range of non-contact linear sensors in various profile styles to suit many different applications. Units are available up to a stroke length of 5750mm for all profile types including “In-Cylinder” solutions.

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05 August 2014

The worldwide automotive industry is in a perpetual state of change. Globally-linked economies, tight competition, and emerging markets all force constant review of production goals, suppliers, and long-term strategies.

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