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26 March 2024

ABB ROBOTICS is collaborating with UK-based tech start-up AUAR, to advance the use of robotic micro-factories to build affordable, sustainable low energy timber homes.

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15 November 2023

BRINGING NEW levels of precision and efficiency to medical procedures, surgical robotic systems require reliable data transmission at tremendous speed and low latencies. This need is met by special fiber optic connections, which face numerous challenges in such complex systems.

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07 December 2023

EPSON ROBOTS has introduced a new class of high-power-density SCARA robots, the GX-B Series powered by the RC700E controller with integrated SafeSenseTM technology. Included in the series are the GX4B, GX8B, GX10B, and GX20B.

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06 December 2023

LEADING AUTOMATION supplier FANUC has signed a contract with Volvo Cars to supply industrial robots to the automotive manufacturer’s plants across the globe, including its new battery production facilities in Europe, Asia and America.

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12 October 2023

ACCORDING TO the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) he total number of service robots sold for professional use hit 158,000 units in 2022 – an increase of 48%. Shortage of staff is a strong driver for companies to automate.

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03 October 2023

THE NEW IFR World Robotics report recorded 553,052 industrial robot installations in factories around the world – a growth rate of 5% in 2022, year-on-year. By region, 73% of all newly deployed robots were installed in Asia, 15% in Europe and 10% in the Americas.

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03 October 2023

LABOUR SHORTAGES have become an issue across many industries and the security sector is no exception, with many countries around the world facing a 52% staff shortage of security guards. Addressing this, robotics startup Ascento has announced a $4.3m funding round and the launch of its latest autonomous outdoor security patrolling robot: Ascento Guard.

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27 April 2023

ABB ROBOTICS has been selected by Nobia – the leading kitchen specialist in Europe – to supply robotic automation solutions for its new factory in Jönköping, Sweden. By securing the contract, ABB Robotics furthers its expansion into new industry segments, helping to make production more efficient and sustainable.

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26 April 2023

ABB’S ROBOTICS and Discrete Automation business is expanding its presence in Ireland with the opening of a new office in Dundalk, Co Louth. Part of a new multi-million-dollar facility, the office will provide customers with access to sales, service, and support for a full range of automated technologies including ABB’s industrial and mobile robots and machine automation solutions from B&R, a member of the ABB Group.

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05 April 2023

ABB’S ROBOTICS and Discrete Automation business is expanding its presence in Ireland with the opening of a new office in Dundalk, Co Louth. Part of a new multi-million-dollar facility, the office will provide customers with access to sales, service, and support for a full range of automated technologies including ABB’s industrial and mobile robots and machine automation solutions from B&R, a member of the ABB Group.

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05 April 2023

LEADING PROVIDER of autonomous delivery services, Starship Technologies has announced an industry first, with the company’s robots having now passed the 10 million km mark (over 6 million miles) in terms of distance travelled.

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01 May 2023

NVIDIA HAS announced that Omniverse Cloud will be hosted on Microsoft Azure, increasing access to Isaac Sim, the company’s platform for developing and managing AI-based robots.

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23 March 2023

MOTION PLASTICS specialist igus is committed to lowering the barriers to entry into automation applications to enable small and medium-sized companies in particular to increase their competitiveness. It has built up a network of 55 robotics suppliers and 40 providers over the past three years – with new partners being constantly being added.

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23 March 2023

THE ADOPTION of robotics and automation in UK manufacturing result in higher productivity, efficiency and quality as well as more sustainable operations, according to experts at the Manufacturing Technology Centre.

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01 May 2023

OMRON HAS launched a new palletising solution for collaborative robots, responding to the need for more flexible production processes whilst reducing programming time. The PLC-based cobot palletising solution is created on OMRON’s NX1 series modular machine controller that is equipped with a specialised Palletising Function Block.

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28 February 2023

ABB HAS launched the SWIFTI CRB 1300 industrial collaborative robot, bridging the gap between industrial and collaborative robots. Combining class-leading speed and accuracy with expanded load handling capability of up to 11kg, the SWIFTI CRB 1300 can be used in a wide variety of production and product handling applications – from machine tending and palletising to pick-and-place and screwdriving.

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23 February 2023

IN AN evolution of its industry-renowned FORPHEUS AI-based table tennis robot, OMRON will show, for the first time at Hannover Messe, how the emerging concept of harmonised automation can be applied in an industrial context to help ease labour shortages.

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13 February 2023

ABB ROBOTICS has developed an automated neutralising antibody testing system with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), providing a highly effective means of determining an individual’s immunity to various strains of COVID.

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01 February 2023

WITH THE right design and ancillary equipment, Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) can perform many manufacturing tasks with great efficiency, writes Frazer Watson

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23 January 2023

OMRON HAS announced availability of new EtherCAT models to the i4L SCARA robot series. The compact i4L robots now offer even stronger performance at the lowest total cost of ownership.

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FEATURES

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17 May 2024

COMPANIES THAT fail to adopt AI and robotics process risk falling behind as smart factories powered by intelligent machines become the norm. Louis Columbus looks at the issues

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08 May 2024

CAN UK manufacturing raise robotics uptake by learning from Europe? Dr Bob Struijk certainly thinks so.

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14 May 2024

Over time, robots are certain to become a more common sight at home, in pedestrian areas, on the roads, and in workplaces like factories, warehouses, and farms. With this in mind, Mark Patrick takes a look at building location-aware robots to operate in unstructured environments

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17 April 2024

Although martensitic stainless steels have been favoured for bearings in robot applications, their performance falls short of rising standards to prevent contamination in medical environments. Chris Johnson explains why ceramic high-precision bearings hold the answer

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15 March 2024

Nigel Smith explains the vital role of advanced robotics in reshoring

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25 January 2024

SYSTEM INTEGRATORS (SIs) serve as a valuable link between robot suppliers and automation end-users, providing industry-specific automation advice to help companies build standard or bespoke automation systems

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24 January 2024

A POSITIVE outlook on manufacturing competitiveness in the UK and a growing appetite for investments could translate into new automation projects in 2024 – if costs are kept in check, asserts Søren Peters, CEO, HowToRobot

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29 November 2023

While robots may not be displacing human workers, they are undoubtedly reshaping human roles – and companies, regardless of their size, must be ready for how this plays out, says Paul Rivers

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06 December 2023

Businesses looking to automate in 2024 should start preparations early to avoid delays and to realise the full potential of their investments, asserts Søren Peters

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09 October 2023

Dave Walsha explores how remote controlled robots can help keep workers safe

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11 October 2023

Dirk Van Lammeren explains why automation is becoming an established method for retaining existing staff and attracting new hires in the warehouse sector

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17 August 2023

Support from automation specialist FANUC UK has helped a growing recycling tech company revolutionise the waste management sector with its AI-powered approach to sorting recyclable materials. Oliver Selby reports

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09 October 2023

A CHALLENGE faced in the architecture, engineering and construction sectors is the slow and costly manufacture of large components. Enabling the industry to move faster and efficiently, SAEKI has launched from stealth with $2.3M seed funding to create fully automated plants with industrial robots using 3D technology to create large parts on demand, ranging from wings for aircraft to construction site installations.

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10 August 2023

Nigel Smith gives an insight in what original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) look for when choosing a robot for their machines

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15 August 2023

Ongoing advances in robotic automation are opening new possibilities for manufacturing and logistics companies to enhance their productivity and flexibility and respond to changing market conditions. Julian Ware looks at some examples of recent developments and explains the benefits they are bringing for companies of all sizes

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09 October 2023

With the labour pool for UK warehousing running dry, it is time growing warehouse operations look to mobile robots to share the work, explains Frazer Watson

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28 June 2023

FROM OFFERING Robotics as a Service (RaaS), to simple, short contracts and hands-on support, Paul Rivers insists it is imperative that the automation community comes together to support firms to embrace robotics and ensure the UK’s reputation as a nation of manufacturers continues to thrive.

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24 May 2023

INSTALLING OUTDATED intralogistiics technologies will prevent micro-fulfilment centres from achieving the efficiency gains ecommerce retailers are looking for, says Xia Huiling, founder and chief executive of LiBiao Robotics

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05 May 2023

Charlotte Stonestreet visited Glasgow-based company Kingdom to find out how igus products are helping the company in the development of its innovative robotic lawnmowers

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09 October 2023

Unprecedented Labour shortages mean UK manufacturers have no other choice but to employ robots and automate, asserts Mike Wilson.

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COMPANIES
SPONSORED CONTENT

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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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18 April 2017

All your parts online That part you need is just a few clicks away. Register now for full 24/7 access to a huge selection of original equipment parts straight from the manufacturer.

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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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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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15 February 2013

More than 50 brushless dc motors, gearheads and controllers from maxon motor are responsible for the humanoid's precision movements.

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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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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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15 February 2013

It doesn't get any easier than this: Define the number of axes for the Mother-board, click, and done.

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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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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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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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18 April 2017

Flexible CNC systems and solutions Boasting the widest range of CNC systems in the industry, FANUC provides everything you will ever need for your CNC.

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