Robotics

Reclaiming the revolution

Until recently, the Industrial Revolution was largely associated with drastic engineering efforts that transformed Britain’s industry. Two centuries later, we are experiencing another shift in global manufacturing, the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). Nigel Smith, managing director of…

🕘 20/06/2019

TM Robotics launches Polish partnership

Figures by the International Federation of Robotics state that robot sales in Poland grew by 26 per cent between 2010-2015. To cater for this market, TM Robotics has established a partnership with native automation distributor, PolRobot. The partnership will officially launch at ITM Poland, one of…

🕘 10/05/2019

University of Plymouth winners in international win-a-robot competition

A team from the University of Plymouth are among six winners from Epson Europe’s first ever Win-A-Robot contest, where education institutes from countries across EMEAR were invited to submit concepts that demonstrate how Epson’s T series industrial robots could be used in an innovative…

🕘 18/04/2019

Results of UK employee attitudes to robot survey revealed

Industrial robot installations in the UK increased for the third year in a row to around 2,300 units. This is an increase of 31 percent (2016-2017, IFR World Robotics Report). Asked about the workplace of the future, UK employees want robots to take over the unhealthy (83 percent), hazardous (77…

🕘 15/02/2019

Vincent Harper to engineer 'Excellent Partner' company

Raruk Automation has built its reputation on providing cost-effective, hassle-free automation and its MiR mobile robots for in-house materials transport and logistics have played a major part in this success. The robots’ scope of application has allowed Raruk Automation to expand its customer…

🕘 18/01/2019

Robotics and AI in the manufacturing environment

It was in the sphere of manufacturing that robots first made the leap from flights of science fiction fantasy and early experimental designs, to fully realised, practical tools. Unimate, an industrial robot developed by Joe Engelberger and George Devol, began its career at the General Motors plant…

🕘 14/01/2019

ABB expands robot family with ceiling-mounted design aimed at fast and accurate small parts assembly

ABB has expanded its SCARA robot family with the launch of a compact invert-mounted model for small parts assembly applications. By mounting the IRB 910INV on the ceiling, manufacturers can increase the space efficiency and flexibility of each cell and handle more complex tasks even in cramped…

🕘 12/12/2018

Cobots Increase CNC productivity and quality – and protect workers

CNC manufacturing setups are some of the most widely automated industrial processes. They often involve exactly the kinds of repetitive tasks that are ideal for robots, which can work at higher speed than human workers and provide accurate, consistent movement that paves the way for higher…

🕘 04/12/2018

Automation at your fingertips: low-priced delta robot from igus available to build or buy

igus has launched new, fast, low-cost delta robots for less than £5,000! Cost-effective, and quick and easy to implement, the new Delta robot from igus is available directly from stock as a kit or delivered pre-assembled ready to install. Its maintenance-free belt drive units…

🕘 06/09/2018

Visitors get portraits drawn by Toshiba Machine SCARA robot at automatica

TM Robotics launched Toshiba Machine’s latest industrial robots and machinery to the European market at Automatica 2018. Held from June 19 to 22, 2018, Automatica welcomed over 40,000 visitors to witness demonstrations of the newest innovations in smart automation and robotics. Toshiba…

🕘 02/07/2018