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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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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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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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22 February 2021

UNIVERSAL ROBOTS has announced a partnership with Moley Robotics, the creator of the world’s first robotic kitchen. Moley has chosen Universal Robots' collaborative robot (cobots) arms to provide the dexterity and accuracy needed the world’s first consumer robotic kitchen. Moley’s robotic kitchen was unveiled to the consumer market on 6th December.

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17 December 2020

FASTEMS IS delivering two Automated Structure Laser Cleaner (AutoSLC) units for the F-35 Lightning II Wing Line. The delivery of the new project is estimated to be completed in the end of 2021.

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15 January 2021

PROVIDING THE right vision sensor for robotic applications which provide maximum functional and operational flexibility combined with easy process integration has become an increasingly important focus for sensing and instrumentation specialist, Baumer.

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22 December 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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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

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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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

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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07 July 2020

Automation specialist, Conveyor Networks is bucking the trend during these uncertain times with the announcement of a new partnership with global technology company Geek+, to become an official UK and Ireland distributor for robotics and AI logistics solutions.

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06 July 2020

Metsä Wood provides sustainable, premium-quality wood products. Wood shavings generated at the company's Boston site are used in the equestrian market; each year thousands of tonnes of Metsä Wood ‘Hunter’ Woodshavings are used for bedding in stables across the country.

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22 April 2020

RARUK Automation is pushing the boundaries of automation flexibility with the introduction of the SMARTSHIFT tool changer. Designed to operate with all models in its Universal Robots (UR) range of collaborative robots, the system cuts production time and errors and allows companies to scale-up capacity with ease.

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24 April 2020

Following the launch of its ‘Renovotec Robotics’ warehouse solutions division, Renovotec Group has formed a partnership with Silicon Valley’s Fetch Robotics Inc.

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17 April 2020

Leader in high-precision GNSS positioning solutions, Septentrio, is starting high-volume production of mosaic-X5, the next-generation multi-constellation and multi-band receiver module.

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16 April 2020

The UK Drone Delivery Group, the new drone industry initiative established to provide guidance on the steps required for the UK to accelerate the growth of the UK drone industry, has today released its long-awaited ‘White Paper’ for public consultation.

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FEATURES

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18 May 2021

CDA’s editor, Charlotte Stonestreet, recently hosted a British Automation & Robotics Association roundtable discussion on the safety benefits that robots bring to dangerous tasks and environments. Here is taster of what the panel of experts covered

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10 June 2021

SHEFFIELD-BASED Additive Manufacturing Technologies Ltd (AMT) has teamed up with Mitsubishi Electric to further advance its innovative chemical vapour smoothing machine, PostPro 3D, by developing an integrated automation solution. This is based on Mitsubishi Electric’s MELSEC iQ-F Series compact PLC, HMIs, SCADA and MELFA articulated arm robots offered as a system option. The PostPro vapour smoothing machine fully automates surface finishing of 3D printed parts, skyrocketing productivity from a few parts finished every hour up to hundreds of parts per hour.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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26 March 2018

The Amazon Picking Challenge, set by global online retailer Amazon, challenged roboticists to create a robot that can pick and stow twelve products from a shelf, into a bag. The Shadow Robot Company, designer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art anthropomorphic robot hands, addressed the challenge with the help of precision bearing specialist, SMB Bearings.

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30 August 2017

Making good with out of date equipment won’t bring about a more prosperous future for the UK’s machine shops. It’s time to consider smarter technologies. Paul Williams, Sales Manager, ABB’s UK Robotics business, explains how machine tending can involve robot technology

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SPONSORED CONTENT

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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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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

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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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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