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Linear robots for cost-effective automation

Cartesian robots are used in a wide variety of applications such as pick & place, sorting systems and medical technology. igus has developed a line and room linear robot which can move up to 5kg.
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Single-pad gripper for flat, shiny, and perforated workpieces

OnRobot has launched a compact, single-pad version of its Gecko no-mark adhesive gripper.
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Hollow-armed robot allows for cable integration

FANUC has made improvements to its R-2000 series robot with the introduction of the hollow-armed R-2000iD.


  1. 20/01/2020 Stable transportation of heavy loads in dynamic environments

    The scope of the MiR – an autonomous mobile robot (AMR) from RARUK Automation – has been extended with the addition of the MiR Shelf Lift.

  2. 06/01/2020 The first lightweight cobot from FANUC

    FANUC has launched its first lightweight collaborative robot – the CRX-10iA.

  3. 29/10/2019 Lightweight delta robots

    Mitsubishi Electric has extended its MELFA articulated arm and SCARA robot offering to include a range of delta robots which combine its servo technology with the latest mechanicals from e-F@ctory Alliance partner Codian Robotics.

  4. 19/08/2019 Levelling the robot playing field for low-repetition tasks

    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.

  5. 28/07/2019 New autonomous mobile robot

    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).

  6. 22/07/2019 High capacity mobile robot

    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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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. 

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.    

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 14/01/2018 Food-friendly robot

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