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Iconsys launches mobile robot for Industry

Iconsys launches mobile robot for Industry
Iconsys has branched out into autonomous mobile solutions with the launch of its iAM-R (iconsys Autonomous Mobile Robot). The iAM-R is an autonomous mobile robot (AMR), representing the first step for Telford-based iconsys in their journey towards providing autonomous robotic solutions to their customers.
12th August 2019

Industrial food cutting becomes a piece of cake

Industrial food cutting becomes a piece of cake
Mitsubishi Electric has assisted Western Mechanical Handling (WMH) to develop a fully automated inline cell for cutting and slicing food of any size and shape on the fly. The solution is based on Mitsubishi Electric’s MELSEC Q series high-performance PLC, plus system-matched components including HMI, variable speed drives and two MELFA articulated arm robots. The resulting machine maximises performance, flexibility and productivity for customers in the food sector.
8th August 2019

Robotic laser system to accelerate automotive quality inspection

Robotic laser system to accelerate automotive quality inspection
Engineers at the Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) at the University of Warwick have developed and installed a new, robotic measuring system, capable of accurately and repeatedly measuring large objects on the production line, such as car body-shells, in a fraction of the time traditionally taken to measure them on Co-ordinate Measuring Machines (CMMs).
8th August 2019


Ethernet robot cable enables fast and reliable communication

Ethernet robot cable enables fast and reliable communication
A family of Ethernet/CAT5 chainflex cables, the CFROBOT8.PLUS, have been introduced by igus and designed specifically for 6-axis robots. Suitable for torsion angles up to ±360°, the cables have been tested in-house for several years and remain running fault-free for more than 15 million cycles.
7th August 2019

AI improves maintenance management for robots

AI improves maintenance management for robots
As Industry 4.0 turns into a reality, businesses that are introducing more robots into the production environment will be able to benefit from increasingly efficient maintenance regimes. As with any asset, these critical machines will run at peak efficiency when operators have access to predictive maintenance tools. The latest predictive analytics solution supplied with Mitsubishi Electric industrial robots uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a key feature for optimisation.
6th August 2019

How can the UK avoid missing the robot boat?

How can the UK avoid missing the robot boat?
Figures from The British Automation & Robot Association (BARA) have revealed that robotic sales in the UK in 2018 were down by around 15% from the previous year. The automotive sector has a big say in these annual figures due to the large number of robots installed into the manufacturing processes of that industry.
2nd August 2019

Drylin delta robot is now on tour up and down the country

Drylin delta robot is now on tour up and down the country
With live performances at business venues up and dow­­­­n the UK and Ireland the igus drylin delta robot is now officially on tour. It has already visited Aberdeen and Bristol and, in Ireland, Dublin and Galway but fear not – further dates the next three months are scheduled in the East Midlands, Gloucestershire, Wales and the South East.
24th July 2019

Delivering greater freedom for dairy cows and farmers

Delivering greater freedom for dairy cows and farmers
  Like many other industries, dairy farming is under increasing pressure to become more efficient and more productive. A company at the forefront of automated milking systems, Fullwood Packo has partnered with Festo to deliver the flexibility and performance required in the modern dairy industry.
22nd July 2019

Tour demonstrates benefits of cobot automation across the UK

Tour demonstrates benefits of cobot automation across the UK
Universal Robots has announced the successful completion of its six-month cobot automation tour. The events have introduced the power of robotics and automation to a new generation of UK manufacturers, demonstrating the potential to address current challenges around labour shortages and production efficiency. 
22nd July 2019

Startup area at EMO Hannover sees exciting newcomers

Startup area at EMO Hannover sees exciting newcomers
Startups are sought after. Many established companies are looking to make contact and cooperate with them and/or invest in them. Thomas Staufenbiel, one of the three founders of Gestalt Robotics GmbH in Berlin, is just such a sought-after businessman. At EMO Hannover, the company is presenting its tailor-made automation and artificial intelligence (AI) software on the startup stand of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology in Hall 9.
19th July 2019


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