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10 November 2020

TAKING PLACE on Tuesday 17 November, the inaugural IP&E Live online seminar will feature a packed programme of presentations aimed at anyone with an interest in industrial maintenance and reliability.

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23 October 2020

TRUMPF'S FIRST automated arc welding system, the TruArc Weld 1000 comes with a collaborative robot; after the operator has manually guided it over a component, the cobot automatically carries out the weld. This is significantly more efficient than a fully manual operation.

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02 November 2020

WHILE METAL detectors are an integral first step in food safety, proper management with regular testing is vital to ensure optimum protection is achieved. To provide food manufacturers with a reliable, accurate and auditable testing procedure, Fortress Technology has unveiled the latest version of its Halo digital testing.

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02 November 2020

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY specialist Beckhoff Automation UK has recently launched its new Skills Labs, a series of videos with technical insights about TwinCAT, HMI and Beckhoff’s other products and services. The full series of videos is free and open to everybody interested in automation technology.

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11 November 2020

SICK HAS launched a suite of Deep Learning apps and services to simplify machine vision quality inspection for challenging components, assemblies, surfaces or food produce, especially those that have previously defied automation and remained distinguishable only by human inspection.

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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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FEATURES

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01 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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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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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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SPONSORED CONTENT

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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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05 August 2014

Now there’s a simpler, more cost effective way to comply with patient safety and traceability requirements. Deploy Cognex® vision-based inspection and identification (ID) solutions.

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27 October 2016

OEM Pressure Transducer Series 3 L to 10 L

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12 January 2016

‘Intelligent’ Input Expansion Unit That Maintains a PLd Performance Level from elobau

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09 May 2017

High Torque. High Precision. Our Power Transmission Solutions are designed with torque in mind.

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13 May 2016

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

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12 January 2017

A replace-in-place designed coupling for quick installation and replacement.

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24 June 2016

Knobs, handles and adjustable feet in the special conductive technopolymer prevent the accumulation of electrostatic charge between bodies with different electric potential.

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11 August 2017

Digital readouts (DRO) from HEIDENHAIN increase productivity, save time and provide higher precision and greater operating ease.

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28 July 2015

If you are lost for a solution and can’t find what you are looking for don't worry, TFC will have the solution for you, offering a diverse range of fasteners and fully bespoke products to suit our customers individual needs;

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23 June 2016

Portescap is introducing a new compact and accurate magnetic coder, M Sense B

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24 June 2016

Knobs,handles and latches made out of self-extinguishing special technopolymer certified "V0" according to UL-94 V (Underwriters Laboratories) for use in public environments where flame-proof materials are required. 

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18 April 2017

The all-round CNC milling machine The new generation ROBODRILL vertical machining centre promises unrivalled quality and precision at great hourly rates.

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12 January 2017

Mechanical-flexing couplings with triple-crowned teeth. High-speed and high-torque applications.

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08 May 2017

Cone Drive Harmonic Solutions® (also known as strain wave gearing) offer the ultimate in precision motion control technology.

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