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Glass experts see clear advantages with Kawasaki robots

Kawasaki Robotics has just welcomed one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of glass handling systems as a Preferred Integrator. Based in Shrewsbury, GS-MR is recognised as a leader in automation for the glass and stone manufacturing and processing industries. The company designs and…

  • 5 days ago

ABB’s IRB 1300 robot enhanced with new protection for harsh and cleanroom applications

ABB’s 6-axis IRB 1300 industrial robot includes new protection elements that enable it to be used in tough industrial applications and contamination-free production processes, opening new opportunities for increased productivity, improved product quality and reduced cycle times in a variety…

  • 5 days ago

ABB launches virtual technical assistance support service

Getting to grips with robotic automation is now even easier with the launch of ABB’s Virtual Assistance support service. The service uses a virtual platform to provide fast access to expert support to help solve technical queries and issues face to face, reducing downtime and increasing…

  • 16/07/2021

Collaborative robots expand potential labour pool to help fill shortage of workers for warehouses and fulfilment centres

Collaborative robots could help tackle a looming labour shortage in UK warehouses by addressing the barriers deterring people from working in the sector, according to a new survey by fulfilment solutions provider 6 River Systems. The labour shortage is already impacting the hospitality and…

  • 15/07/2021

FANUC produces 750,000th robot

FANUC Corporation, one of the world's most prominent suppliers of automation technology, continues to expand its market-leading position with the production of its 750,000th industrial robot, which is more than any other manufacturer in this segment. At present, FANUC produces around 8,000…

  • 13/07/2021

National Robotarium to develop made-to-measure 3D laser beams

Researchers at the National Robotarium, hosted by Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, have secured £586,000 to develop 3D laser beams whose shape can be changed. The innovation is set to transform the manufacturing and healthcare technology industries, making it easier and cheaper to produce…

  • 12/07/2021

Researchers aim to make robots more accessible to small and medium-sized businesses with new £1.4m project

A £1.4m project aimed at boosting the uptake of robots in small and medium-sized manufacturing will investigate ways to more easily change, adapt and repurpose automated systems. Most robots used in industry are highly specialised, making them expensive and difficult to quickly respond to new…

  • 18/06/2021

Comau partners with Heidelberg University to study new application areas for wearable robots

With the objective of strengthening the use of wearable robotics to facilitate human-machine collaboration, Comau and IUVO have partnered with Heidelberg University, one of Europe’s leading research institutions. The joint project aims to further quantify the degree to which the MATE-XT…

  • 18/06/2021

The path to end-to-end intelligent automation

Companies are always looking to optimise their automation processes by making them smarter and more efficient. While one size does not fit all, enterprises need to look at customisable and scalable solutions for their automation journey. End-to-end automation can automate almost every part of the…

  • 16/06/2021

FANUC to supply Ford plant in Cologne with 500 robots

Automation specialist and world-leading industrial robot manufacturer FANUC has received another major order in the field of e-mobility. Scheduled for delivery in 2022, the company will supply the Cologne plant of Ford with around 500 robots to assist in the construction of electric car bodies. The…

  • 14/06/2021