Robotics

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Levelling the robot playing field for low-repetition tasks

(19/08/2019)
Automata would appear to have created a truly innovative collaborative robot – from the ground up – in a bid to meet the growing need for automated solutions for less repetitive tasks. A key element of the design of the cobot was to provide a solution with low deployed system costs to enable it to offer a cost-effective automated solution.
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New autonomous mobile robot

(28/07/2019)
Iconsys, a UK-based automation system integrator, has branched out into autonomous mobile solutions with the launch of its iAM-R (iconsys Autonomous Mobile Robot).
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High capacity mobile robot

(22/07/2019)
The latest addition to the RARUK Automation MiR range is the MiR 1000 – an autonomous, mobile industrial robot that extends the payload capacity of the range to 1000kg, offering an alternative to traditional forklifts and trucks and helping enable fully automated logistics workflows.


Archive

  1. 08/07/2019 Robot solution for automated paint centre

    YASKAWA MOTOMAN’s expansion into new manufacturing applications is well demonstrated by its involvement in Peak Contracts’ state-of-the-art automated robotic painting technical centre in Derby in the UK.

  2. 08/06/2019 High-strength low-footprint addition to collaborative robot range

    The latest addition to the FANUC collaborative robot portfolio is the CR-14iA/L which fills a gap between its small and medium-sized six-axis collaborative robots.

  3. 10/12/2018 Collaborative robot family launched

    Omron has introduced the TM series collaborative robot family to realise a manufacturing environment where humans and machines work in harmony.

  4. 05/11/2018 Simplifying the creation of customised cobot solutions

    The UR e-Series cobots, available from RARUK Automation, are said to make it easier to create off-the-shelf customised, collaborative robot solutions.

  5. 23/10/2018 Robotic arm lowers price barrier for simple automation

    Machine builders and production engineers are able to automate simple pick & place and assemble tasks without a high price tag, thanks to the robolink DCi, according to Igus.

  6. 14/10/2018 Gentle grippers with their own vacuum cartridges

    The V-Grip range of foam-faced vacuum grippers from Simmatic are said to provide an effective solution to the problem of reliably picking up irregularly shaped and porous objects. 

  7. 23/09/2018 Robot maintenance solution utilises AI and the cloud

    Mitsubishi Electric has developed a cloud-based solution for pro-active maintenance of robots based on the AI platform within IBM Watson. This is said to enable the smart analysis of operational data to predict future maintenance requirements.

  8. 10/09/2018 AI adds to robot efficiency

    The implementation of artificial intelligence is adding efficiency to all stages of the manufacturing process, including robotics.

  9. 03/08/2018 Slimline general purpose robot

    FANUC has extended its slimline range of compact, general purpose robots, which is suited to use in narrow work spaces and top-mount applications.

  10. 19/06/2018 Robot picker solution employs machine learning

    TGW Logistics, an automated materials handling solutions company has developed a system for fully automatic split case picking, using robots with FlashPick, its goods-to-person smart piece picking solution.

  11. 13/05/2018 3D simulation program for robot control

    FANUC UK has launched an upgraded version of its intelligent 3D simulation software for robot motion control.    

  12. 12/04/2018 Speaking the same language as Universal robots

    SensoPart has added a new robotics vision sensor to its VISOR Robotic series. The use of URCap software allows the sensor to communicate directly with Universal Robot (UR) systems.

  13. 21/01/2018 Control app simplifies robot programming

    With the aim of creating a more intuitive, easier and faster way to control industrial robots, Comau has introduced PickAPP, an Android application to perform pick-and-place operations.

  14. 14/01/2018 Food-friendly robot

    FANUC UK has launched a new robot for cleanroom and food-handling environments.

  15. 12/12/2017 Robots designed for the food industry

    The MOTOMAN GP7 and GP8 food grade robots from YASKAWA are designed to meet the specific requirements of food, beverage and other ‘hygienic’ processing applications by offering a number of important features.

  16. 03/07/2017 Delta robot gains an extra limb

    Suzanne Gill reports on an interesting design development to the more traditional Delta robot.

  17. 20/06/2017 Autonomous mobile platform for smart factory logistics

    Comau has introduced an Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) platform. Agile1500 is the first AGV within the new platform.

  18. 17/05/2016 New Delta robot solution

    The MELFA range of compact SCARA and articulated arm robots from Mitsubishi Electric has been extended with the introduction of new Delta style robots from Codian Robotics.

  19. 29/03/2016 Contactless power transmission for robot applications

    FreeCon Contactless, from Weidmüller, is said to eliminate contact related failures on industrial robots helping to reduce robot downtime and reduce maintenance costs.

  20. 08/03/2016 Complex kinematics, easy operation

    B&R has expanded its portfolio of modular mapp software components with the map RoboX and mapp Teach which aim to speed up robotic systems configuration and preparation for operation.