Robotics

RARUK launch a dedicated Universal Robots training centre

RARUK Automation has opened the UK’s first Universal Robots Authorised Training Centre at its headquarters in Shefford. This development will allow the company’s certified UR trainers to provide tuition in collaborative robot programming, empowering UK customers to get the very best…

🕘 2 hours ago

FANUC supplies 3,500 robots to Munich-based automotive group

The industrial robot manufacturer FANUC and the automotive group BMW AG have signed a framework agreement for the supply of 3,500 robots for new production lines and plants. FANUC robots will be used in the production of current and future generations of BMW models. The first robots were installed…

🕘 6 days ago

Automation – no need to rip and replace

The concept of full automation could be daunting, especially considering the cost, time and disruption that go into building a brand new factory or warehouse – this just isn’t a viable option for a large proportion of businesses. But full automation isn’t necessarily an…

🕘 6 days ago

3 ways automation keeps our world turning

Far from being a futuristic phenomenon, automation is all around us, making the world a better place by ensuring the quality, safety and reliability of the infrastructure we rely on every day – without us even noticing. When we think of automation, we might think of robot vacuum cleaners…

🕘 07/02/2020

Podium place for Bulgin connectors in international school ROV competition

A school robotics team sponsored by rugged connector and component manufacturer Bulgin won third place overall in the 2019 MATE (Marine Advanced Technology Education) International ROV competition, with connectors from Bulgin featured in the design. Among the 24 other schools that qualified in the…

🕘 06/02/2020

ABB appoints UK partner for motion control products

ABB extends its UK penetration for motion control products with the appointment of a Yorkshire-based specialist. SMS Machine Automation (SMS) is the first UK company to be awarded ABB Value Provider - Technical Distributor status for ABB motion control products. ABB’s motion control range…

🕘 04/02/2020

The ongoing failure of government to back UK manufacturing is behind the steep drop in annual car figures

Unite, the UK and Ireland’s largest union, has demanded the UK government act now to support our automotive industry following a further 14 per cent fall in annual car production figures for 2019. The figures which were compiled by the Society of Motor Manufacturing and Traders reveals that…

🕘 30/01/2020

ORE Catapult broadcasts live debate on future role of robots in the UK’s offshore environment

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, the UK’s leading technology innovation and research centre for offshore renewables, is sparking debate on the use of cutting-edge robotics and autonomous systems in offshore wind by launching its first Robotics in Offshore Renewables LIVE event.

🕘 29/01/2020

RB Series recommended for small to medium size robots

According to a recent piece in Power Electronic News entitled ‘Smart Power for a Smart Industry’ the Cosel RB series are suitable for small to medium size robots, due to the output voltage combinations. Features of the new RBC200F200W open frame AC-DC Power supply include 2-3 output…

🕘 23/01/2020

Robot paves the way for productivity boost

Concrete evidence has emerged of another export success for Stoke-on-Trent based engineering firm Morris Brothers, following the delivery of a custom-built slab moulding machine to an overseas customer. Morris Brothers is one of the UK’s oldest established manufacturers of concrete moulding…

🕘 14/01/2020