Robotics

Robotics community gains easier access to Xsens’ affordable, high-performance IMUs with new Clearpath Robotics sales channel

Xsens has signed a sales distribution agreement with Clearpath Robotics, the manufacturer of robot development platforms, which will make it easier for R&D teams and university researchers to use the popular MTi-series of inertial measurement units (IMU, VRU, AHRS and GNSS/INS) in robot…

🕘 22/04/2020

Scale-up capacity with smart tool changing

RARUK Automation is again pushing the boundaries of automation flexibility with the introduction of the SMARTSHIFT tool changer. Designed to operate with all models in its Universal Robots (UR) range of collaborative robots, the system cuts production time and errors and allows companies to…

🕘 22/04/2020

Refurbished vs second-hand automation parts

When an obsolete component breaks, manufacturers might struggle to find a replacement. This is especially true in highly regulated sectors like pharmaceuticals or food processing, where alternative replacements are not an option and the exact same part has to be sourced. Second-hand parts might…

🕘 21/04/2020

Additions to resource industry underwater robots can boost ocean discoveries

Underwater robots are regularly used by the oil and gas industry to inspect and maintain offshore structures. The same machines could be adapted to gather extra scientific information, thus boosting environmental and resource management capabilities, an Australian-led study has revealed. An ROV…

🕘 16/04/2020

Know your robots

There is rarely, if ever, a one-size-fits-all approach to manufacturing. It is important that site managers know what considerations to make when choosing an industrial robot to automate their processes. Here Jonathan Wilkins, director of industrial parts supplier EU Automation , discusses what…

🕘 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

ABB makes robot programming more intuitive with Wizard Easy Programming software

Wizard easy programming is a graphical programming method designed to enable users to quickly create robot application programs for ABB’s single-arm YuMi collaborative robot, without the need for specialised training. This easy programming software is built on the concept of Blockly, an…

🕘 08/04/2020

Schneider Electric launches ‘Smart Campus’ webinar series

Schneider Electric, a leader in digital transformation, energy management, and automation, has announced a series of webinars to help universities develop a ‘Smart Campus’ strategy. With restrictions closing most institutions until the next academic year, Schneider Electric is providing…

🕘 31/03/2020

UiPath launches a pro bono automation project with the Mater Hospital to free up nurses dealing with infection control including Covid-19

Software robots will disseminate patient test results in minutes allowing nurse specialists to spend more time preparing for and dealing with Covid-19 … UiPath is launching a pro bono automation project with the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital. The initiative will see software robots…

🕘 26/03/2020

Robots to the rescue as lock down grips UK Industry

With Coronavirus gripping the nation and panic buying fuelling the mass sale of hand wash and toilet rolls to the public, the COVID-19 pandemic has sparked the sell-out of another item. Amidst the frantic switch to work-from-home for many workers, robots are being used to shore up companies&rsquo…

🕘 26/03/2020