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11 November 2019

ABB has extended the scope of its ABB Ability Digital Powertrain concept that connects drives, motors, pumps and bearings with a new Condition-Based Maintenance service option for drives.

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28 October 2019

Yaskawa UK Motoman Robotics division has unveiled what is believed to be the smallest, lightest, six-axis industrial robot specifically designed for small handling and assembly applications.

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21 October 2019

The ultra-thin G2 Flat family of photoelectric sensors from SICK is designed to integrate snugly into small machinery and conveyors, or for tight fits in robotic arms and grippers.

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16 October 2019

SICK has launched Presence Inspection, a freely-downloadable, easy to set-up SensorApp for its Inspector P family of programmable 2D vision cameras. The addition extends the performance and versatility of SICK’s 2D offering for presence/absence quality inspection, validation and process control tasks.

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26 September 2019

Ford has for the first time introduced a team of collaborative robots (cobots) that works alongside engineers in Cologne, Germany, to ensure every Ford Fiesta has a perfect finish.

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15 October 2019

Red Ledge will be exhibiting with new majority shareholder BÖWE SYSTEC on Stand 333 at Robotics and Automation 2019, 29th-30th October, Ricoh Arena Coventry, showcasing its 2019 CORE technology.

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15 October 2019

Renovotec is launching a dedicated ‘Switch to Android’ consulting service for supply chain users. Renovotec’s own feedback indicates that as many as seven in ten of all warehouse operations still continue with a Windows environment, despite the fact that support for Windows handheld devices will end in January 2020.

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16 October 2019

Alrad has partnered up with The Imaging Source and NVIDIA to provide an exciting new embedded vision, AI and deep learning development kit, designed for use in industry, R&D and education and allowing users to develop embedded applications immediately with pre-built images and layers for the supported platforms.

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15 August 2019

AmbaFlex will be showing its spiral conveyor solutions at this year's PPMA Total.

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03 September 2019

Leading provider of condition monitoring technology and products, SPM Instrument, Sweden, has introduced the Intellinova suite of systems for continuous monitoring of rotating machinery. The high-performance online system is suited for condition monitoring of industrial equipment with high availability demands.

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31 July 2019

A Mitsubishi Electric robot/PLC/HMI combination has provided PCE Automation with an ideal solution for its latest take-out system for plastic injection stretch blow moulding (ISBM) machinery.

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23 July 2019

A drinking water treatment company in Asia is preventing unplanned downtime of critical equipment across its pumping stations following the successful installation of a condition monitoring solution from Schaeffler.

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31 July 2019

The Robotics Innovation Centre at the German Research Centre for artificial intelligence (DFKI) and the University of Bremen have collaborated on a project that amplifies some of the well-known qualities associated with the praying mantis. The MANTIS is a multi-legged robot, designed with six extremities that offer high mobility and flexibility, making it agile — just like its real-life counterpart.

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31 July 2019

Based in Dawsonville, Georgia, USA, Mesh builds custom automation equipment using robots and motion controlled linear systems to move raw materials or finished goods throughout their processes. The equipment is frequently used in many dirty environments typical of fabrication processes such as welding, grinding and finishing.

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12 August 2019

The hr342 with CoaXPress interface, SVS-Vistek's latest industrial camera is suitable for a multitude of demanding applications in automated quality control. SVS-Vistek's cutting-edge technology allows maximum speed together with best image quality.

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31 July 2019

The latest example of Motion Control and Robotics specialists Yaskawa Motoman’s expansion into new manufacturing applications is involvement in a new state-of-the-art automated robotic painting technical centre in Derby. The highly advanced automated painting solution is the result of collaboration between the centre’s owner Peak Contracts, along with Yaskawa and paint supplier Graco.

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12 August 2019

L.A.C. Conveyors and Automation, working closely with long standing partner Interroll, have installed a full turnkey sortation system at a UK sorting facility of leading courier, Skynet Worldwide Express. The vertical crossbelt sorter at its core can achieve sorting rates of 4,000 parcels per hour.

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12 July 2019

RS Components has announced availability of the new MekaMon Berserker v2 robot, developed by Reach Robotics. MekaMon is not only the world’s first gaming robot, but is also ideal for robotics engineers and hobbyists, and for STEM students ranging from those still in the early stages of school, up to those studying engineering at university.

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12 August 2019

Carlo Gavazzi has launched the SCTL55 IO-Link smart configurator, a user-friendly wireless handheld solution that significantly simplifies the configuration, adjustment and diagnosis of many IO-Link Sensors.

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19 June 2019

New from The Imaging Source is a family of GigE zoom cameras featuring 20x optical zoom, autofocus, and autoiris with Power over Ethernet (PoE).

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FEATURES

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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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16 October 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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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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SPONSORED CONTENT

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26 October 2017

SICK’s magnetic cylinder sensors offer the highest level of accuracy and control for pneumatic and hydraulic cylinder position monitoring.

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02 December 2013

The drylin® range is specifically developed for applications within the linear sector, with the extensive product range completely covering all application areas from the drylin® T Monorail systems to the drylin® R Round shaft guide bearings.

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09 May 2017

Precise and powerful custom solutions. Cone Drive is the world leader in double-enveloping worm gear technology.

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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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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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09 May 2017

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

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18 April 2017

From the smallest to the strongest industrial robot in the world With more than 100 models, FANUC offers the widest range of industrial robots in the world.

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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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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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02 March 2016

The right system for any application

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28 July 2015

We have recently expanded our comprehensive range of fasteners to include tools, personal protective equipment and abrasives.

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10 June 2016

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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02 December 2013

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

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21 July 2015

Guaranteed to put you in control

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02 March 2016

Control and I/O system in pocket format

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