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ABB Robotics

Auriga House
Milton Keynes
MK13 8PQ
United Kingdom

Telephone : 01908 350300
Fax : 01908 350301
Email : enquires@gb.abb.com
Web : www.abb.co.uk/robotics


Editorial archive;

Taking a glimpse into the future of the food production process 06/02/2017
Ever wondered what the food manufacturing environment might look like in the future? Suzanne Gill spoke to some key industry vendors to get their thoughts.  Full Story...

Simplifying robots for the UK manufacturing sector 25/07/2016
ABB Robotics has introduced Connected Services, which are described as a suite of resources created to enable UK manufacturers to maximise robot uptime through fast data access and problem resolution.  Full Story...

The next step in collaborative robots 15/03/2016
Suzanne Gill reports on the UK launch of YuMi, a new dual-arm, seven-axis robot which is able to work alongside humans, without the need for safety guarding. Full Story...

Seminar on unlocking the potential of robotic automation 03/06/2014
A seminar and workshop, hosted by ABB Robotics in the UK, aims to provide a straightforward look at how to assess the potential for robotic automation. Full Story...

Robot swappage scheme for UK manufacturers 05/11/2013
A new swappage scheme, introduced by ABB, seeks to promote greater use of the latest robotic automation technology. Full Story...

ABB robots get the go ahead for handling gluing and spot welding applications for BMW 26/02/2013
BMW Group has placed an order for 2,400 ABB robots which will be installed over a three-year period at factories in Regensburg and Leipzig, Germany, as well as in Tiexi, China. Full Story...

Industrial robots in action 14/08/2012
More than 150,000 new industrial robots were sold in 2011, according to figures supplied by the International Federation of Robotics and it says that this is the highest number of sold robots ever recorded in one year. CEE reports on a few robot projects. Full Story...

MACH 2012 - Stand 5689 - ABB Robotics 03/04/2012
Visit stand 5689 at the MACH exhibition to discover the latest products from ABB, including ABB’s Flex Finishing package and the software and electronics based safety solution, SafeMove. Full Story...

Aston Martin improves painting performance 03/04/2012
Aston Martin has specified the use of four wall-mounted ABB IRB 5500 robots in its basecoat and clear coat painting booths. Full Story...

New ABB automation appraisal shows UK manufacturers how they could prosper with robots 08/11/2011
ABB creates a free, no-obligation automation appraisal to help encourage greater take-up of robotic automation by UK manufacturers. Full Story...

Freedom to customize your own external axis solution 26/07/2011
ABB's new comprehensive offer of well-proven motor and gear unit packages now enables integrators to create custom solutions for workpiece positioners, robot carriers, track motions, servo guns and indexing conveyers. Full Story...

Competing with cheap imports: automated welding cells are the answer 18/02/2011
The goal of achieving flexible production and improved productivity has been achieved by the Youngman Group, following a £2.5 million investment in state-of-the-art automated technology. Full Story...

Robot training centre gears-up to meet UK manufacturing growth 05/10/2010
With the UK manufacturing industry currently enjoying a period of strong growth, ABB has decided that the time is right to invest in its robot training centre. The Milton Keynes based facility is already said to be the UKs largest dedicated industrial robotic technology training school. Full Story...

ABB in top spot for robot sales 25/05/2010
ABB claims figures from the British Automation and Robotics Society (BARA) have placed it as the leading UK supplier of new robots. The results show ABB has captured more than 30 per cent of the UK market for industrial robots in the first three months of 2010. Full Story...

5 ABB IRB 7600 robots take the stage with Bon Jovi for band's historic Circle Tour 02/03/2010
Industrial robots from ABB Robotics dance with Bon Jovi for at least 60 concerts on "The Circle Tour," which opened February 19 in Seattle, USA. Five Robotic Arts RoboScreens are part of the show. Full Story...

Robotics push in rail industry 21/05/2009
ABB is targeting the rail industry in the latest part of its drive to educate UK manufacturers in the benefits of robotics. The ‘Robots in Rail’ manufacturing technology day will be held June 4, 2009 in Milton Keynes, UK and acts as a platform for ABB to present its robotic products, systems and services for rail material handling, welding and inspection. Full Story...

ABB wins frame order for 2,100 robots 16/04/2009
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has signed a frame agreement with BMW Group to deliver 2,100 industrial robots over five years, beginning in 2010, to support the carmaker’s operations in Germany, the U.K. and the U.S. Read more Full Story...

AIM Engineering partners with ABB to diversify service offering 07/04/2009
Aerospace and automotive automation specialists, AIM Engineering is now partnering with ABB Robotics to diversify its service offering and provide customers with a complete automation turnkey service. Read more Full Story...

It’s time to bring production home 28/01/2009
With soaring energy prices and an increased focus on carbon footprints, consumers are increasingly questioning the way that goods are produced and transported between countries. As more companies begin to review their offshoring strategies, Martin Walder, managing director of ABB Robotics UK, explains how manufacturers can bring production back to the UK whilst still competing in the global market. Full Story...

Integrating robots with machine vision 01/10/2008
The usefulness of a machine vision system in a manufacturing plant depends as much on how well it is integrated into the production line as it does on the performance of the system itself. Full Story...

£20m for UK manufacturing 20/08/2008
In-process sensing technology and a technology development involving ABB Robotics are just two of twenty-one UK based research and development projects, set to receive £20 million of government investment. The cash will be provided by the Technology Strategy Board and is hoped to help UK companies develop their international competitiveness. Full Story...

Tetley GB slashes robot downtime with ABB 02/06/2008
Signing up to an ABB remote service agreement is enabling Tetley GB Limited, part of the Tata Group, to enjoy greatly reduced robot downtime at its tea production facility in Eaglescliffe. Full Story...

Automatica: Assembly, robots, vision trade fair 22/05/2008
Automatica International Trade Fair for Automation: Assembly, Robotics, Vision will take place June 10 to 13, 2008, at the New Munich Trade Fair Centre, to bring together all areas of robotics and automation under one roof. It has been held every two years at the New Munich Trade Fair Centre since 2004. Full Story...

Robots in energy saving push 14/05/2008
MBK Industrie, European production and marketing subsidiary of Yamaha Motor, has cut emissions and improved energy savings at its Saint Quentin, France factory. The scooter, motorbike and outboard motor manufacturer called in ABB to provide robotic technology for the painting of outboard motors. Full Story...

Alfa Laval cuts manpower with robot cell 11/04/2008
Alfa Laval has installed a robot-based, flexible automation cell at its Eastbourne plant in a bid to reduce labour and improve performance. The robot-based solution, supplied by ABB Robotics, is claimed to have boosted efficiency and improved health and safety at the pump manufacturer’s factory. Full Story...

Skinetta packaging system boosts cosmetic operations 06/02/2008
Cederroth International has upped flexibility on its cosmetic bottle line with an automated end of line packaging system from Ottobeuren, Germany, based system integrator, Skinetta. Full Story...

ABB pushes ‘10 reasons’ campaign 01/02/2008
ABB Limited has taken the next step in its campaign to educate UK companies about the benefits of adopting robotic technology with the launch of its 10 good reasons to invest in robotics brochure. Full Story...

Ilchester Cheese boosts efficiency with robotics 01/02/2008
Ilchester Cheese claims to have upped productivity and improved product consistency, at its Somerset factory, with two ABB robotic cells. Full Story...

ABB Robots help Toblerone scale new heights of productivity 06/12/2007
Kraft Food Schweiz employs ABB robots to improve productivity as triangular chocolate candy goes bitesize. Full Story...

ABB tops automation market 19/09/2007
ABB is the market leader in the automation marketplace, according to a report by the ARC Advisory Group. Full Story...

EtherCAT controls robot 07/06/2007
ABB robot FlexPicker was presented at the JavaOne Conference in San Francisco, California after being developed by Dr Klas Nilsson and his team at Lund University. Full Story...

ABB launches into servo marketplace 07/02/2007
ABB has launched a new drive that is set to challenge other players in the servo drive market. Full Story...

ABB in UK robotics push 08/12/2006
ABB has highlighted ten benefits robots can give UK manufacturers, as part of a campaign to promote their use in a country seemingly reluctant to harness their power. Full Story...