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29 April 2021

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

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29 April 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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22 April 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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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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11 March 2021

THOMSON IS advancing linear actuation technology with a new generation of smart electric actuators. Smart actuation begins with the integration of onboard electronics directly into the actuator.

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04 March 2021

AUTOMOMOUS VEHICLE specialist, Aurrigo has unveiled the Auto-Dolly, which will give airports the opportunity to move luggage and cargo around indoor and outdoor settings without the need for human operators.

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08 April 2021

LAUNCHING WORLDWIDE, the Interroll Belt Curve 1200 offers the quality and efficiency benefits of a frictionless drive concept while improving the conveying performance of smaller goods.

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25 February 2021

ACHIEVING LONGER operating times, greater flexibility, and fewer blocked areas – Magazino relies fully on Wiferion's inductive energy systems for its new SOTO 2 mobile robot.

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22 February 2021

THE INTRODUCTION of a new sortation system with LiBiao’s autonomous mobile robots at its heart has delivered instant cost and operational efficiency gains at Japanese cosmetics retailer Orbis’s Tokyo online order fulfilment centre.

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22 February 2021

LEADING INDUSTRIAL robotics company, ARAGON, is breathing new life into old robots – with the help of a control panel cable management system designed by plastics experts, igus.

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12 March 2021

SUPPLY CHAIN technology consultant, Renovotec, is introducing a ‘Life after Brexit’ warehouse consulting service that reveals the ways in which technology can be used to replace people in warehousing and distribution.

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15 February 2021

RADWELL ARE direct authorised global distributors for hundreds of manufacturers and over 9 million new automation parts and electronic control components. We have built strong relationships with distributors and suppliers including Turck Banner, EMAS, Leuze, Mencom, Carlo Gavazzi, Finder, Norgren, Temlos, Schmersal and Schneider Electric.

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08 February 2021

IN ASSOCIATION with CDA, the British Automation & Robot Association (BARA), is holding a roundtable event on the Safety Benefits of Robots for Dangerous Tasks and Environments. The event will take place on Tuesday 16 March 2021 at 2.30pm.

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14 January 2021

HAVE YOU ever wanted to know where the nearest white shark is lurking, where the most dolphins swim or which routes the turtles take? Scientists are studying exactly this. Thanks to tracking devices, the movements of a number of species can be followed.

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21 January 2021

The automotive industry has continually pioneered new manufacturing and assembly processes, driving the adoption of key innovative technologies on the factory floor. John Browett discusses the key features of ideal network solutions for the automotive industry

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15 January 2021

RUGGED HARDWARE, software and services provider for supply chain companies, Renovotec, is introducing a two-month ‘try before you buy’ offer for e-commerce and other operations with demanding picking and sorting processes that buy or rent the new hands-free wearable Zebra WT6300 computer.

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FEATURES

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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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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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SPONSORED CONTENT

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13 June 2014

HepcoMotion® - The linear guide and actuator products and services offered have been designed to satisfy a whole range of industrial applications within the automation and general purpose machine building sectors

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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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09 June 2020

Series Tru-Trac is an Integrated encoder and measuring wheel with spring-loaded torsion arm all in one package

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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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24 June 2016

Plastic and metal plugs, oil breather caps and level indicators for hydraulic systems comply with Health and Safety Requirements according to 94/9/EC ATEX European Directive (explosive atmospheres) for equipment in Group II, category 2GD.

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11 August 2017

HEIDENHAIN offers a wide range of position measuring devices that include sealed and exposed linear encoders and length gauges in absolute and incremental versions for a variety of applications.

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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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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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26 October 2017

Unlike fences and doors, opto-electronic protective devices do not disrupt handling or material transport. SICK's comprehensive portfolio is ideal for hazardous point protection, access protection, and hazardous area protection.

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18 April 2017

Boost productivity with your own personal maintenance strategy Regardless of what you manufacture, ensuring your machines exhibit maximum reliability is essential to your bottom line.

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27 July 2015

The new Nanotec catalogue has been published.

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18 April 2017

Fast, accurate electrical discharge machining Where wire EDM is concerned, accuracy has traditionally come at the cost of speed.

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04 January 2018

From instrument coreless motors, to larger high torque DC servo motors and complementary drives.

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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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13 May 2016

LG Motion launch new improved roller guideway MR 4S from Schneeberger

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