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20 May 2019

International supply chain solutions provider TouchPath is launching the latest version of its ‘TouchWMS’ warehouse management system, which includes a number of new features.

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16 May 2019

A groundbreaking collaboration between SICK and AutoCoding Systems has resulted in the launch of the first fully-automatic smart vision inspection system for printed coding and marking on food, pharmaceutical and other consumer goods packaging.

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15 May 2019

Here Sophie Hand, UK country manager at industrial parts supplier EU Automation, explains the universal language of automation equipment – OPC UA.

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17 May 2019

Leading supplier of components for industrial automation, OEM Automatic, has signed a supply deal with Sony Image Sensing Solutions (ISS) that will see OEM Automatic become the sole supplier in the UK and Ireland of the full range of Sony’s award winning XC machine vision camera modules.

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13 May 2019

Emerson is releasing PeakVue Plus, a technology enhancement that brings prescriptive analytics to the field to help users improve the availability of rotating machinery. The firmware streamlines the path from data collection to action and enables users to make timely, corrective decisions when analysing machinery vibration.

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08 May 2019

Robotics experts from the Coventry-based Manufacturing Technology Centre have been working with a farming robotics company to develop robots and artificial intelligence which is set to revolutionise farming and the way food is produced.

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07 May 2019

Sensing and Instrumentation specialist Baumer has introduced a new range of optical miniature sensors which raise the standard of precisely detecting challenging objects across a wide range of applications.

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03 May 2019

Manufacturers can now process even heavier workpiece applications in narrow locations thanks to FANUC’s latest addition to its collaborative robot portfolio, the CR-14iA/L.

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16 April 2019

Condition monitoring is an essential part of predictive maintenance; STEGO’s Smart Sensor CSS 014 measures two important parameters – temperature and humidity

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25 April 2019

The latest addition to Fluke Process Instruments’ IR pyrometer portfolio, Thermalert 4.0, enables automatic non-contact temperature monitoring in a -40…2250 °C range.

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15 April 2019

Leading manufacturer of industrial optics, Tamron has added a new 6mm wide angle lens in its popular series of fixed-focal lenses, the M112FM. This lens, designated M112FM06 has been designed to support the latest large-format imaging sensors up to 1/1.2” with pixel sizes from 3.45µm.

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05 April 2019

The 16 new compact industrial cameras (BVS CA) in the Smart Vision Solutions line from Balluff give you great flexibility in image recording and high transmission speed of image information for mastering even highly complex inspection tasks.

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16 April 2019

At the 2019 UKIVA Show in Milton Keynes this June, SICK will show how machine vision is being demystified for a growing number of adopters, backed by greater accessibility to ‘all-in-one’ intelligent vision sensors powered by ready-made software applications. 

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03 April 2019

The 16 new compact industrial cameras (BVS CA) in the Smart Vision Solutions line from Balluff give great flexibility in image recording and high transmission speed of image information for mastering even highly complex inspection tasks.

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28 March 2019

When an increased workload in its welding department prompted leading sub-contract engineering company Sparta to explore the benefits of robotic welding systems it was clear to that the most suitable offering was the Yaskawa Motoman ARC World V2.

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15 March 2019

SVS-Vistek is adding to its extensive industrial camera range of high-resolution USB3 cameras with small-form factor with ten new models in the EXO camera series (exo342, exo367, exo387) with resolutions of 31, 19 and 17 megapixels that are all based on the newest generation of Sony’s Pregius 2 CMOS sensors. These new sensors with large, square pixels of 3.45µm edge length are very light sensitive and offer an extremely high dynamic range.

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13 March 2019

The latest in a line of Balluff tools designed to innovate automation, SmartCamera simplifies overall usability while still delivering advanced features such as flexible connectivity and intuitive on-board image processing tools. The camera combines the power of the HALCON function library with the simplicity of the BVS-Cockpit user interface.

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08 March 2019

At the UKIVA Machine Vision Conference & Exhibition, LUCID’s product highlights will include the large format, high resolution 5 GigE Atlas camera up to 31.4 MP and the new 3D Helios Time-of-Flight (ToF) camera. The Atlas camera features 5GBASE-T Ethernet interface capable of running at 600 MB/s over standard Ethernet cable up to 100m.

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18 March 2019

Leader in industrial network infrastructure, IoT, plant floor and control panel solutions, Panduit has launched the latest addition to the Micro Data Centre (MDC) family of products. The NEMA 12 MDC opens the door to edge computing, enabling the deployment of compute, storage and network switching on the plant floor.

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06 March 2019

Based on its successful Modular Conveyor Platform (MCP), Interroll is now introducing a modular platform for driven pallet conveyance to the market.

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FEATURES

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16 May 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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08 May 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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16 April 2019

Design engineers are being challenged to cram more into ever-shrinking design space. Printed force sensor technologies – like FlexiForce sensors – are an attractive option to integrate force-feedback capabilities into their devices

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04 April 2019

Sensing and instrumentation specialist Baumer has helped food manufacturer Homann in achieving its goal of maximising process optimisation in production processes, using of CleverLevel, CombiPress and CombiLyz sensors

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19 March 2019

Yonatan Hyatt, CTO of Inspekto, a company at the forefront of Autonomous Machine Vision explains the fundamentals of this emerging category

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19 February 2019

Venturing into the great outdoors has always been a frontier too far when it comes to agreeing an internationally-recognised Technical Standard for safety solutions that use sensors and sensor systems to detect people in the open air, writes Dr Martin Kidman

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21 January 2019

Motion Control expert, Stober Drives, has used products from its own range to design and build a robotic component mounting system to manufacture the new LeanMotor encoderless drive.

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12 February 2019

Uncertainties surrounding Brexit have made many suppliers of fresh produce wary of investing until they know exactly what sort of deal will be struck between the UK and EU. However, David Jahn, believes that recent government announcements mean that now is the time to consider investment to mitigate the challenges created by Brexit.

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11 December 2018

Today’s smart wireless communication devices are increasingly being used in a wide variety of industrial applications where the potential productivity gains are huge, writes Martin Walder, VP Schneider Electric Industry

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06 December 2018

Robot manufacturers can show how robots and machines can interact seamlessly to allow production runs to be easily and quickly altered to allow for fluctuating lot sizes, as well as alleviate the workers from repetitive tasks and heavy lifting. Here, Omron identifies five questions to to ask when selecting a mobile robot for your operation

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12 February 2019

The computer games generation was always a refence to teenagers… well it was in the ‘80s and '90s. It’s no surprise then that most engineers working now are comfortable with digital interface technology and that the latest developments in Augmented Reality have quickly been applied to making improvements on the factory floor

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08 October 2018

3D machine vision allows precise three-dimensional inspection and measurement of complex free-formed surfaces. Two of the best known techniques are laser line triangulation and stereo vision, but time-of-flight (ToF) imaging opens up a diverse range of depth perception application opportunities.

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10 August 2018

The global mountain of waste plastic has risen to the top of the sustainability agenda. Tackling it will have implications for every player in the packaging supply chain – including machinery manufacturers Neil Beaumont of Lenze explains

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09 August 2018

Ed Harrington, director of The Open Group Open Process Automation Forum, looks at how organisations in the process automation sector are turning to digital transformation and open standards in order to use data to improve operations and help ensure zero downtime

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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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SPONSORED CONTENT

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24 June 2016

Grip knobs, control knobs and handles represent the "SOFT" LINE.

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09 May 2016

Fluke Ti450 complete with MultiSharp™ focus. Images are automatically focused throughout the field of view, even if you start from a blurry target.

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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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18 April 2017

Upskill with FANUC and improve your productivity At the FANUC Academy we’re passionate about automation – and love nothing more than conveying that passion.

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21 July 2015

Accurate and reliable sensing solutions

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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 May 2016

RS Logic Controller are designed for use in automation for commercial & Industrial sectors.

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02 March 2016

The right system for any application

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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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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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10 May 2016

IdeaWerk Pro from RS Pro is a compact 3D printer built to our high quality specifications.

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13 June 2014

A comprehensive linear motion product designed to serve the majority of automation & linear actuator applications, GV3 follows the lead set by the world renowned HepcoMotion Generation II and CM linear guides.

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18 April 2017

Short cycle times, consistent parts quality FANUC ROBOSHOT takes state-of-the-art CNC precision technology from turning and milling and applies it to electric injection moulding.

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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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02 March 2016

Data flow redefined

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