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Advanced Engineering 2020

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

04/11/2020 - 05/11/2020

The UK's largest annual advanced manufacturing trade show, Advanced Engineering is your opportunity to (more)

Drives & Controls Exhibition

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

25/01/2021 - 27/01/2021

The show brings together key suppliers of state-of-the-art equipment representing the multi-tasking culture (more)

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Open source robotics
Robotic solutions are no longer the domain of the large multinational. Any firm, college or organisation can now access their potential, says Paolo Carnovale of RS Components. CWith Industry 4.0, the so-called Smart Factory and the internet of things (IoT) currently occupying the limelight in the (more...)
Igus expands robolink D modular kit with plastic gearing
Igus has expanded its robolink D modular kit with strainwave gearing in two sizes. The gearing, which is available as an individual component, or with an integrated NEMA17 or NEMA23 stepper motor, consists of an outer ring gear and a flexible wear-resistant inner ring gear made of iglidur (more...)
Universal Robots racks up the benefits at Etalex
Installing a Universal Robot to pick metal parts out of a press brake solved several automation headaches at Etalex; a manufacturer of shelving systems that had no room for safety guarding in front of the press and needed a flexible user-friendly robot able to safely handle the pick and place tasks (more...)
Igus robolink D 5-axis articulated arms now available pre-assembled
Igus offers its robolink D 5-axis articulated arms as an assembly kit consisting of arm, motor and gearbox, or now as a ready-to-connect articulated arm, enabling machine and system builders to rapidly implement their own low-cost robotic automation systems. “Robots are taking over more and (more...)
The rapid growth in automation products sales that prompted RA Rodriguez to create a dedicated sister company has now prompted the appointment of new staff. The first new addition to the team is a dedicated sales engineer for the company's robot solutions, built around the Universal Robot. This is a (more...)
Twin robots learn to live and work with each other
A robot cell developed using two Mitsubishi Electric MELFA RV Series robots has used the latest robot control technology to ensure their movements are perfectly synchronised. The production cell in question prints and assembles over three million components per year, changing over seamlessly (more...)
Yaskawa investing in Europe for future growth
Japanese motion control and robotics specialist Yaskawa is intensifying its presence in Europe, with the aim of becoming one of the two leading manufacturers of industrial robots in strategic target markets. The company plans to expand its production capacities and open a new robot manufacturing (more...)
Igus extends robolink with direct drive arms
Igus has increased the capability of its robolink, the low-cost and easy-to-assemble modular robotics system with the introduction of direct drive arms that feature decoupled motors for optimised mass relocation. The new robolink DQ and SQ components include direct driven strainwave or worm gears, (more...)
Universal ‘co-bots’ boosted by next-generation robot programming
RARUK Automation, which offers Universal Robots series of collaborative robots (co-bots) and Robotiq grippers in the UK market, has agreed a complementary and unique partnership with German-based ArtiMinds Robotics. ArtiMinds has put the latest technologies in machine learning, motion planning and (more...)
Hands up if you know one robot arm from another
What determines the choice of palletising robot to handle product X at point Y on the line? Andrew Armstrong of FANUC UK picks out some of the criteria that users should consider in order to specify the best robot for the job. To the untrained eye, one robot may look very similar to another. In (more...)
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