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01 April 2020

Robots are playing an important role in fighting coronavirus around the globe; disinfection robot UVD, for example, has been in high demand since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.

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26 March 2020

Mechanical power transmissions and motion control drive expert, Stober, is collaborating with Stäubli Robotics to expand its range of robots.

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30 March 2020

Leader in IoT and AI edge computing solutions, AAEON, has worked with customers to deploy the compact BOXER-8110AI to power automated service robots in hotels and other service industries.

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23 March 2020

With the help of machine learning, researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a novel yet low-​cost tactile sensor. The sensor measures force distribution at high resolution and with great accuracy, enabling robot arms to grasp sensitive or fragile objects.

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19 March 2020

The new IDTechEx report – 'Electric Vehicles and Robotics for Mining 2020-2030' – shows how electric vehicles and robotics are progressing to newly-arrived unmanned electrical mines, providing up-to-date, penetrating analysis and forecasts of the technology and markets globally.

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18 March 2020

US company New Scale Robotics has launched its Q‑Span Workstation Kit, the first application kit for quality inspection to be certified by Universal Robots and featured on the UR+ platform.

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13 March 2020

For self-driving vehicles to become an everyday reality, they need to safely and flawlessly navigate one another without crashing or causing unnecessary traffic jams. To help make this possible, Northwestern University researchers have developed a decentralised algorithm with a collision-free, deadlock-free guarantee. Further applications could include automated warehouses.

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12 March 2020

Opening up further applications for human-robot collaboration (HRC), including sectors such as the metal industry where high payloads are essential, Kassow Robots has launched two new 7-axis collaborative robots.

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06 February 2020

Loughborough University computer scientists have teamed up with a food production automation company for a project that looks to teach AI robots how to differentiate between food items so they can make sandwiches in real-world factory environments.

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06 January 2020

New from leader in robotic end-of-arm tooling, OnRobot, the VGC10 compact electric vacuum gripper addresses customer demand for a small but powerful and highly configurable gripper for nearly any application.

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02 January 2020

Specialist in robots that augment humans to enhance productivity and safety, Sarcos Robotics, has unveiled the Alpha version of its Guardian XO full-body, powered industrial exoskeleton. The Guardian XO is reported to be the first battery-powered wearable robot that can safely lift up to 200 pounds (90kg) for extended work sessions.

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02 January 2020

Small Robot Company, a British agritech start-up for sustainable farming, has announced the world’s first non-chemical precision robotic weeding for cereal crops.

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10 January 2020

Suitable for collaborative robot control, the latest Verisens vision sensors from Baumer – the ‘smart’ XF900 and XC900 – have been designed with emphasis on optimum precision, combined with simple and easy set-up.

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10 January 2020

Available from Components Bureau, the Cosel RB series of power supplies is suitable for small to medium size robots, due to the output voltage combinations.

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10 January 2020

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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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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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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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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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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FEATURES

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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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21 February 2017

Using a Universal Robots cobot to automate a factory process is delivering significant improvements in efficiency for linear motion expert, HepcoMotion.

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12 December 2016

Collaborative robots have become a buzzword in industrial automation. But how do you technically define collaborative operation? Roberta Nelson Shea and Seungmin Baek from Universal Robots look at the four types of collaborative operation

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24 October 2016

Rising raw material costs, spiralling energy prices, scarce resources and an ever changing competitor landscape – just some of the factors that are making for tough times in manufacturing. Mike Wilson, general industry sales and marketing manager for ABB’s UK Robotics business, explains how robotic automation can help overcome these hurdles

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21 October 2016

Andrew Armstrong, Fanuc UK sales & marketing manager, explores how to keep robotics safe on the shop floor

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19 October 2016

Printing and assembling over three million components per year and changing between parts seamlessly on-demand, a robot cell using two Mitsubishi Electric MELFA RV Series robots features the latest robot control technology to ensure movements are perfectly synchronised

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13 October 2016

As consumer demands become more complex, the latest technology trends are being used to meet the challenges brought about by mass customisation and single batch sizes. In this example a cosmetics and therapeutic products manufacturer uses an industrial robot developed for laboratory environments to fulfil complex production requirements

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13 September 2016

A collaboration between motion control and robotics specialists Yaskawa and a leading intralogistics and packaging company has resulted in the development of an automatic robot-based palletising cell which takes robotics handling to new levels of sophistication.

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23 June 2016

Universal Robots+ encompasses Plug & Play application solutions aimed at offering a new level of simplicity for companies wanting to hit the ground running when installing their next UR robot application

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13 June 2016

As collaborative robots continue to gain popularity, CDA's consulting editor Andy Pye looks at the safety challenges which need to be addressed

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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

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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