Medical Equipment

Teamwork and standing together to beat coronavirus

When an existing customer of motion control and robotics specialists Yaskawa Motoman was looking to source a robotic welding system to help them dramatically increase production of products for the NHS, Yaskawa delivered a solution in super-quick time. Dorset based Hospital Metalcraft, which trades…

🕘 16/04/2020

Sygnature Discovery provides state-of-the-art liquid handling machine to UK Government’s COVID-19 testing efforts

Sygnature Group is supporting the Government’s COVID-19 testing strategy with the loan of a key piece of equipment. The machine, a Tecan Freedom EVO 100, will be used to help automate and accelerate the analysis of samples at the first of the UK Government’s new Lighthouse Labs in…

🕘 15/04/2020

Mitsubishi Electric robots help drive quality control in high-speed inhaler testing line

A leading pharmaceutical manufacturer specialising in asthma inhalers has transformed its in-line testing operations thanks to an automated quality control solution developed by Mitsubishi Electric and leading system integrator Optimal Industrial Automation. The innovative system uses two Selective…

🕘 09/04/2020

Sewtec Automation's critical role in supply and production of food and pharmaceutical products

Industrial robotics specialist Sewtec Automation has a ‘critical role to play’ in the supply and production of essential food and pharmaceutical products during the Covid-19 crisis, according to a national trade body. The Processing and Packaging Machinery Association (PPMA) made the…

🕘 31/03/2020

Can 3D printers help to solve Coronavirus?

Business owners with additive manufacturer and 3D printer capability are calling on the UK Government to tell them how they can best help the effort to build more ventilators for the NHS. Richard Dinan, CEO of Buckinghamshire based Pulsar Fusion, has already started using his company’s 3D…

🕘 30/03/2020

Removing compliance complexity from EU MDR traceability

many medical device moulders, particularly SMEs with limited in-house resources, are still getting to grips with the impact of the EU Medical Device Regulations (MDR). Designed to make products more easily traceable by patients and the care supply chain, many perceive the labelling upgrade…

🕘 30/03/2020

Invitation to manufacturers to help fight COVID19 - virtual roundtable

Nanofabrica, manufacturer of 3D printers for precision engineering, invites researchers, doctors and manufacturers to harness its manufacturing capabilities to develop COVID19 related medical devices and solutions. The company will host a virtual roundtable on Wednesday, March 25th, at 16:00 GMT+2…

🕘 24/03/2020

Manufacturing exports slump to lowest level in three years

Britain’s manufacturers are calling on the Government to work with industry and take whatever steps are necessary to mitigate the impact of coronavirus on supply chains on the back of a survey showing exports have slumped to their lowest level in three years. The Q1 Manufacturing Outlook…

🕘 16/03/2020

The healthcare sector must embrace automation – or face potential downfall

Ian McGregor, Vice President of Sales at UiPath … The healthcare sector, in particular the NHS, is crying out for technological evolution. Such evolution could make the difference between health services keeping pace with the UK’s changing demographics and evolving into a provider fit for the…

🕘 28/11/2019

The robot army is moving

A threat to jobs, a health and safety risk and a technological nightmare. Despite these common protests against robotic technology, demand is growing, creating a new challenge for robot component suppliers. Chris Johnson, managing director of precision bearing specialist SMB Bearings, explains. As…

🕘 20/08/2019