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Ensuring AGV safety

Stewart Robinson explains the standards that need to applied in a variety of AGV application scenarios.
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Robotics, productivity and people

As organisations turn to robotics to overcome skills shortages, they are discovering that the technology’s true value lies in its power to augment, rather than replace, human expertise, says Sam Tilley.
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Making cobots work at the end of the line

Find out how Ornua Ingredients has integrated a cobot into end-of-line palletising operation, ensuring the safety of operators working alongside it.


  1. 22/02/2024 Optimising nut sorting efficiency

    Hosting 50 pairs of Trio Selective Compliance Assembly Robot Arm (SCARA) robots, a new nut sorting conveyor at a large processing facility in the US is able to handle a much greater throughput than a traditional manual line.

  2. 08/01/2024 Taking robotics to a whole new level

    Find out what benefits AI can bring to robotic applications – giving them the ability to learn and adapt to changing environments.

  3. 08/11/2023 Robots and robot controller safety

    Stewart Robinson discusses the steps that need to be taken to ensure safe and reliable robotic solutions for industrial applications.

  4. 09/10/2023 Unleashing the power of robotics to unlock the future of automation

    In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, manufacturers are navigating a complex terrain fraught with challenges such as labour shortages, an expanding skills gap, and intense global competition. Amidst these pressures, businesses are striving for greater efficiency, sustainability, and operational excellence.

  5. 03/07/2023 Bringing intelligence to logistics tasks

    Recent developments are opening up new possibilities for deploying robots in logistics applications.

  6. 19/06/2023 Making the right robot choices

    Barry Weller looks at how the introduction of cobots has revolutionised the entire robot industry and improved access to industrial robotic systems.

  7. 06/06/2023 Robotics are picking up the pace

    Steve Sands considers why developments in robotics are gathering pace and highlights some of the most recent advances.

  8. 03/04/2023 Robotic solution speeds up cheese stick processing

    A fully automated production line employs two hygienic robots to process cheese into sticks and feed them to a packaging machine. This has raised the standard of hygiene – and doubled production capacity for Dutch family company, Vepo Cheese.

  9. 13/03/2023 Cobots: your flexible friend

    Suzanne Gill reports on how cobots are being used in industrial environments.

  10. 06/03/2023 Robots make their next move

    Simon Jenkins comments on the next stage in the evolution of robotics – mobility and autonomous operation.

  11. 19/12/2022 Cameras give industrial robots human-like functions

    Hanry Martel discusses the benefits of incorporating vision technology into industrial robots.

  12. 03/11/2022 Moving forward with robots

    Julian Ware explores how advances in robotics and automation are making manufacturing and logistics companies of all sizes more productive, flexible, and resilient.

  13. 22/10/2022 Can humans and machines work in harmony?

    A recent report from IDTechEx explores whether cobots are safe to work alongside humans. 

  14. 26/07/2022 Speeding up delivery times

    A Belgian pork producer has installed robots as part of a just-in-time order fulfilment system that delivers customised products to supermarkets more quickly by disconnecting production from delivery.

  15. 28/06/2022 Unleashing the magic of robotic automation

    While the many benefits that robots can bring in manufacturing applications are widely understood, misconceptions around complexity have deterred many manufacturers from investing in robotic automation. Julian Ware looks at how developments in software are helping to address this issue – making robots as easy to use as possible.

  16. 20/06/2022 When it comes to automation no business is too small

    Dr Paul Rivers explains how small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can level the playing field with their larger competitors by embracing automation with an approach that best suits their business needs. 

  17. 13/06/2022 SCARA offers flexible easy-to-use robot solution

    Ease of programming was a top request for the robot chosen for use as a part of an innovative new packaging cell.

  18. 19/05/2022 Robotic bottle unscrambler from POSIMAT provides a solution to constant format changes and complex designs

    POSIMAT, the Barcelona-based world leading producer of bottle handling systems, brings another innovation to the market with the POSIROBOT. This solution, developed with OMRON's Delta Quattro robots, provides a solution to constant format changes and the complex designs of some bottles. Its delicate handling means that this is a versatile, easy to use, highly flexible and super competitive solution.

  19. 14/03/2022 Mobile robots are making their move

    Jordi Artigas explains the mobile robot options on offer today and the benefits they are bringing in a growing range of applications.

  20. 08/03/2022 Trends for robotic solutions in the manufacturing sector

    Stuart Coulton offers his thoughts on robotic trends and the growing importance of robotics across the manufacturing sector.