Real-time quality control in automated fibre placement
1 day ago
A research project undertaken by the Bristol Composites Institute (BCI) at the University of Bristol used laser profile sensors from Micro-Epsilon to detect defects formed during the composites manufacturing process.
Autonomous mobile robots for medium payload range
1 day ago
OMRON has announced the launch of the MD-650 and MD-900 medium-payload (650 kg and 900 kg) autonomous mobile robots (AMR). Designed to provide greater efficiency in material transfer with medium-duty payloads and integrated control technology, the new series increases OMRON’s range of autonomous robots to meet the needs of a wide variety of part and material transport applications.
Heavy load bearings now possible as two-component, injection-moulded bearings
1 day ago
iglidur Q3E plain bearings from igus, now manufactured by injection moulding, ensure lubrication-free maximum load capacity performance, made using efficient high-volume production.
Robots integrate with automated storage and retrieval systems
1 day ago
Automated storage and retrieval systems are becoming the backbone of modern warehouse logistics operations. However, there is still the challenge of efficiently moving orders through the sorting process. Until recently, the only options were manually or by conveyor - but both have clear limitations. Nowadays, a more flexible and future-proof solution is available: robots. Tijmen Verkooijen, bid and tender manager at Prime Vision, explains all.
4 days ago
Beckhoff UK and HepcoMotion’s mechatronics showcase takes centre stage
Automation technology specialist Beckhoff UK, in collaboration with leading manufacturer of linear motion systems, HepcoMotion, hosted a mechatronics showcase at MK7, the home of Oracle Red Bull Racing in Milton Keynes, with several innovations from both companies on display, as well as a brand-new product reveal – the GFX-r guidance system.

4 days ago Mark Simms

download the latest edition of industrial technology magazine

Autumn 2023

26 COVER STORY: Expect the unexpected: Monitoring the health and heartbeatof automation can be transformational. By harvesting data fromintelligent sensors, we gain new, and sometimes unexpected, insights

Industry update

6 New call made for a Minister for Manufacturing

8 Overhaul of UK’s business tax and regulation system needed

10 Automation transforms swimming pool into walk-on terrace

Design engineering

13 Gearing up for urban air mobility

14 Engine electronics protection vital for off-road buggy success

16 Wireless access via a smartphone

18 Four ways to speed up production on your next project

19 Automated QA in optical component assembly

20 Optimising the design of electric bicycle drives

22 Production ready for the gigafactories of the future

24 Micromotors help monitor summer pollen counts

Machine building and automation

29 Linear roller guides for demanding applications

30 MachineBuilding.Live hailed as a tremendous success

32 Driving robotics and embedded motion applications

34 Specifying cable protection for mission critical tasks

36 Timing belt conveyor serves as load handling device

38 Automated drive system for heavyweight machine loading

40 Measuring the colour of zinc-coated strip material

42 Ultra-compact profile sensor is key for electroplating robot

44 Bioplastic retaining piece for ball screws reduces carbon footprint

46 Cutting, dosing and packing with safety drives

47 IO-Link Safety offers new options for machine design

Systems Integration

49 Baywatch – the EV version

50 Software, robotics and people

Login / Sign up