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18 May 2022

COGNEX'S NEW vision system, In-Sight 2800, puts the power of a full-featured vision system into an easy-to-use package that gets applications running in minutes. It can be trained with just a few images to automate everything from simple pass/fail inspections to advanced classification and sorting – without PC or programming skills.

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18 May 2022

THE NEW KCI 120 Dplus dual encoder from HEIDENHAIN delivers motor feedback and position measurement in just one rotary encoder.

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17 May 2022

SETTING NEW standards for technology and operability, Festo has developed what is reported to be the world's first pneumatic robot.

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10 May 2022

WITH FEATURES that simplify the design of collaborative, surgical, aerospace and defense and other robots while delivering optimal performance in a lighter, more compact package, Kollmorgen has announced the new TBM2G series of frameless servo motors. These new motors complement Kollmorgen’s existing TBM and KBM series of frameless motors.

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07 April 2022

THE FUTURE of retail is being highlighted by an exciting 3D printing demonstration featuring an ABB robot in the Oxfrod Street branch of high-end department store, Selfridges.

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05 April 2022

TOSHIBA CORPORATION has revealed major advances in shrinking the laser projector unit of its LiDAR to one quarter the size of the previous version released in June last year.

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12 April 2022

AT THIS year's Hannover Messe, Schaeffler will focus on sustainable solutions for the food and packaging and robotics sectors.

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24 March 2022

TO MEET growing demand across industry, Siemens has partnered with Parmley Graham and AR Controls to produce smart automated guided vehicles (AGVs).

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08 March 2022

Sensing and Instrumentation specialist Baumer will be promoting its expanding range of IO-Link devices and supporting software at the upcoming Drives & Control show.

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23 March 2022

PICK AND place and simple assembly operations can now be engineered at low cost with the latest robot from igus, the drylin SCARA.

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05 May 2022

AMP INC. has released a new line of linear actuators complete with its StepSERVO™ integrated motors as all-in-one linear positioning solutions including closed-loop motor and drive, motion controls and comms, plus housing and bearing support. Available from Mclennan, AMP’s European distribution partner, the new StepSERVO Smart Actuators are available with NEMA 11, 14, 17 or 23 frame motors configured with built-in ball or lead screw mechanics in a choice of moving carriage or pushrod models.

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08 March 2022

ABB will showcase its latest advanced automated handling and robotics solutions at MACH 2022 including a high payload collaborative robot, machine tending systems to suit every production need and a magnetic levitation-based conveyance system.

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14 March 2022

LEADING VERTICAL storage lift company, Randex, is launching a new version of its 'Compact' system. New features include an updated HMI touchscreen that is highly intuitive and user friendly. In response to market demand Randex has also introduced a new four-metre-wide, modular tray option.

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14 March 2022

OMRON HAS announced the launch of Fleet Operations Workspace (FLOW) Core 2.1 software that enables short-term introduction of mobile robots. This is achieved through running data analysis, simulation functions and integrated control of multiple robot types.

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24 February 2022

CLIMATE CHANGE and demand for sustainability is driving development of alternative energy sources and fuels, including hydrogen. Manuel Boller-Berger from Keller looks at the technical challenges involved.

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08 February 2022

OMRON HAS launched the new V440-F barcode reader to help manufacturers achieve high-volume, high-speed reading of the tiniest codes, and achieve traceability goals such as securing the supply chain and maximising OEE.

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25 February 2022

AS PART of their diploma thesis at the HTBLA Saalfelden, David Haidenhofer, Markus Kreutzer and Paul Kreuzer designed a machine to solve a scrambled Rubik’s Cube, in just 385ms.

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17 January 2022

ROBOTICS AND automated machinery applications require highly versatile bearings; not only must bearings carry diverse loads with high precision, robotic motion is also becoming more complex. Machine designers must also fit bearings into shrinking mechanisms such as articulating arms that position and rotate objects.

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19 January 2022

FUTURE CUBE, a brand new innovation centre designed to support and cultivate London's innovative manufacturing, logistics and construction businesses, has opened in the heart of the Thames Gateway.

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19 January 2022

THE BIENNIAL co-located events – Drives & Controls, Smart Industry Expo, Fluid Power & Systems, Plant & Asset Management, and Air-Tech Exhibitions – are once again set to return to Birmingham’s NEC, 5-7 April 2022, alongside MACH.

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FEATURES

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03 May 2022

AI has arrived in the fresh produce industry and the results are astounding: waste associated with inaccurate trimming of vegetables is being slashed and flawless product presentation is now a reality, says Paul Wilson

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27 April 2022

THANKS TO collaborative robot solutions, leading manufacturer of outdoor power products, Husqvarna has increased flexibility and become more cost-effective across its manufacturing line

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27 April 2022

LAUNCHING A new range of innovative robotic flexible manufacturing cells at Mills CNC would not have been possible without safety integration from SICK that helps to maximise productivity, while enabling operator collaboration. Neil Sandhu reports

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25 April 2022

A collaboration between Festo and PCE Automation has helped Frugalpac achieve high throughputs and precision assembly to meet increased demand for its paperboard Frugal Bottle

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01 March 2022

The food industry presents challenging environments for sensors and, in addition, users’ expectations of sensor technology are continually increasing. This means the future belongs to smart sensors that deliver substantial added value, says Andy Walker

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01 March 2022

The dairy processing industry treads a thin line between food safety and equipment efficiency – and sensors are now playing an increasingly important role

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17 February 2022

Vibhoosh Gupta explains what constitutes a ‘true’ industrial edge controller, and describes the key factors that users should examine when implementing such devices.

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17 February 2022

THE OPERATIONAL stock of industrial robots has hit a new record of about 3 million units worldwide – increasing by 13% on average each year (2015-2020). Here, the International Federation of Robotics analyses the top five trends shaping robotics and automation around the globe.

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17 February 2022

THE UK has had its fair share of supply chain issues over the past 18 months, from toilet paper panic buying to the dreaded pingdemic. Right now, a shortage of workers seems to be the crux of the issue, to which robotics could provide a solution. Stewart Goulding, managing director at precision drive system supplier EMS, explores how robots could enable an entirely automated supply chain.

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01 February 2022

FOR MOST manufacturers, downtime is the single largest source of lost production time, and the cost of unplanned downtime is high. Depending on the industry and application affected, an hour of unplanned downtime can be many times more expensive than the cost to replace the equipment related to the issue.

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31 January 2022

ACCORDING TO Gartner, the tech trend of 2021 is hyperautomation — a business approach of automating as many processes as possible. Successful execution of hyperautomation promises increased efficiency and reduced costs, but what are the barriers to pulling it off? Johan Jonzon, CMO and co-founder of pioneer in edge analytics and integration, Crosser, explains.

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27 January 2022

SCHOOLS, COLLEGES, universities, independent training centres and OEM training facilities can all benefit from a new FANUC educational package that combines the company’s machine tool and collaborative robot technologies.

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10 January 2022

WAREHOUSE AUTOMATION is enabling PHOENIX Healthcare Distribution to fulfil patients' repeat prescription orders efficiently and securely from its facility in Runcorn, Cheshire. The company is using the Pack2Patient automated logistics solution developed and delivered by KNAPP, which enables single items to be processed rapidly, cost-effectively and with end-to-end traceability.

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05 January 2022

AUTOMATION HAS always been characterised by rapid growth, constant innovation and new work patterns. However, the events of the past two years have amplified the need of businesses across every industry for automation technologies to help them respond to global trends and stay competitive. Neil Ballinger explains what trends will impact automation in 2022.

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13 January 2022

The next stage in the evolution of robotics, that of mobility and autonomous operation, is set to revolutionise not only manufacturing operations but also those associated with intralogistics

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15 December 2021

Warren Harvard describes developments in automation technology that will improve production of Lithium-ion batteries

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15 December 2021

That is the question Ian Manning addresses when he looks at how centralised and decentralised automation models work

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22 October 2021

Novio Packaging has selected an Omron FH series vision system for use in its bottle production line in Denmark. The Omron system ensures that all of the bottles shipped to customers are of the highest quality, with no defects

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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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SPONSORED CONTENT

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28 July 2015

TFC offers a multitude of services including:

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18 April 2017

Helping you meet your production needs Unlike conventional service and support offerings, FANUC works on the premise that because every customer’s needs are different

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09 October 2016

Red Lion offers a wide selection of industrial Ethernet switches with monitoring features. These switches offer the simplicity of an unmanaged switch with advanced diagnostic capability. They are designed to perform in harsh environments and offer best-in-class performance with ease of deployment.

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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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12 January 2017

Lightweight, advanced composite material design. Customized per specific applications.

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26 October 2017

Whether it's pressure measurement, temperature measurement, level control or flow metering – SICK offers a wide range of solutions for measuring liquids, gases and bulk solids.

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02 December 2013

Sysmac is the latest machine automation platform from Omron with integration throughout: from controller to software

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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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15 December 2021

A response to the miniaturisation trend across industries, the Han® 1A has been designed to take up less installation space.

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13 May 2016

Schneeberger’s MINISCALE miniature linear motions guideways with position feedback now available from LG Motion Ltd

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13 May 2016

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

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28 September 2012

As enterprises seek new ways of using mobile technology to maintain their assets, EXTEND7000 offers IBM Maximo users the ultimate mobile solution for maintenance of automated equipment.

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24 June 2015

The mini USB 3.0 camera USB 3 uEye XC with 13 MP and autofocus featuring live Full HD video with 30 fps is very easy to integrate (32 x 61 x 19 mm).

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01 July 2020

A precise solution for monitoring energy use

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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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