Robotics

Universal Robots help automate the aerospace industry at Whippany Actuation Systems

When experiencing increased demand for specialised parts, Whippany Actuation Systems faced an important decision — purchase a new CNC machine, outsource production, or introduce automation with a Universal Robots-based solution. For Whippany, the choice was clear. Challenge: Whippany…

🕘 09/03/2017

MiR leads the global market for autonomous mobile robots with 500% growth in sales in 2016

Mobile Industrial Robots, (MiR), a next-generation developer and manufacturer of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), has seen an astounding 500 percent growth in sales in 2016, with over 200 innovative MiR100 robots and accessories installed in more than 30 countries. The ambitious company has…

🕘 27/02/2017

New technology for teaching robots and guiding humans

Mitsubishi Electric will demonstrate a new compact 'Direct Teach Pendant' for small robots and a quality improving pick-to-light system for manual assembly tasks at the Med-Tech Innovation show 2017. Mitsubishi Electric is on Stand 54a for the Med-Tech Innovation show at the RICOH Arena, Coventry…

🕘 23/02/2017

Universal Robots delivers automation benefits for HepcoMotion

A Universal Robots cobot is boosting machine performance for linear motion expert, HepcoMotion. In order to meet the growing demand for their product, HepcoMotion decided to automate the loading and unloading of a CNC milling machine. The UR10, supplied by X-STK | Applied Automation, has increased…

🕘 20/02/2017

Case packing robots

Quin Systems, designer and supplier of intelligent end-of-line automated packing systems, has designed a robot specifically for case packing. The ingenious design minimises inertia and components resulting in a fast, light, reliable solution optimised for packing with a reduced footprint and an…

🕘 18/01/2017

I don’t see any limits - an interview with Jürgen von Hollen, president of Universal Robots

In October 2016, Jürgen von Hollen joined Universal Robots as new President. After almost two months full of work, time has come to draw an initial summary. We asked Jürgen to share some insights with us on his personal impressions, his vision and the Universal Robots strategy. When did…

🕘 22/12/2016

RARUK Automation appoints robot sales engineer

The rapid growth in automation products sales that prompted R. A. Rodriguez to create a dedicated sister company has now prompted the appointment of new staff. The first new addition to the team is a dedicated sales engineer for the company's robot solutions, built around the Universal Robot. This…

🕘 13/12/2016

Modular drive system for linear robotic applications

In this week’s video of the week, the drylin ZLW linear robot system is explained in more detail by motion plastics specialist, igus. This modular drive system enables engineers to design and configure their own ready-to-install linear robots with maximum flexibility. With the drylin ZLW…

🕘 08/12/2016

Boomf benefit from 600% growth with ABB robot installed by Newtech

An ABB robot has been installed by system integrator Newtech at a company that specialises in the production of personalised marshmallow confectionery. Started in 2013 by founders James Middleton and Andy Bell, Boomf enables its customers to print their choice of photos, graphics and messages on to…

🕘 10/11/2016

Kuka aims for more nuclear business in Europe

Automated systems developed for handling nuclear waste materials in the UK by KUKA have attracted huge interest from utility companies in Europe. Visitors to the KUKA Systems UK stand at the World Nuclear Exhibition in Paris were impressed by the solutions on show at the event. On display was…

🕘 22/07/2016