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R. A. Rodriguez UK Ltd

14 Old Bridge Way
SG17 5HQ

Telephone : 01462-670044
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Article archive for R. A. Rodriguez UK Ltd;

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    Robots feature absolute encoders and 'adjustable' safety(16/11/2014)

    R A Rodriguez has introduced upgraded UR5 and UR10 robot arms, which include true absolute encoders, eight new adjustable safety-rated functions, twice the number of built-in I/O ports and enhanced control.

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    Robot takes advantage of space and weight saving bearings(06/02/2014)

    The new Cutlass unmanned ground vehicle, made by Coventry-based Northrop Grumman, can operate in places others can’t reach. This latest generation remotely operated bomb disposal vehicle includes a manipulator arm with turret, shoulder, elbow and wrist joints that rotate and roll to give nine degrees of freedom, placing it among the most versatile in the world.

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    Compact, multi-slide, single axis linear units(12/01/2014)

    New additions to the IEF Werner range of linear modules from R A Rodriguez simplify design, save space and shorten assembly time. The linear units with spindle or toothed belt drives can now run two slides independently and, when equipped with linear motor drives, even more.

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    A repeatable and energy-efficient servo press(01/12/2013)

    The new, IEF Werner aiPRESS servo press from R A Rodriguez features ‘intelligent pressing’, a concept that assures precise and repeatable processing.

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    Universal robot software includes new protocols and a force mode(18/08/2013)

    Uncomplicated programming is one of the key attributes that makes the Universal Robot from R A Rodriguez a good choice for any manufacturer, regardless of their automation experience.

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    Smooth, consistent linear motion for inkjet printing(18/12/2012)

    A sector that has consistently taken advantage of turnkey motion control products provided by the R A Rodriguez/IEF Werner partnership is the dairy industry. A number of prominent yoghurt and dessert food producers have specified the German manufacturer, IEF Werner’s product handling and linear positioning systems, which are installed and supported here in the UK by R A Rodriguez.

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    Rotary and linear positioning systems are easily customised(07/12/2012)

    The new domiLINE adjusting slide from IEF Werner allows the linear system to be set-up for specific positioning requirements. In common with the entire domiLINE system, it is modular and available with a choice of complementary accessories that allow easy and precise modification.

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    'Slip-on' gear motors are powerful and compact(31/05/2012)

    An advantage of the Framo Morat Compacta slip-on geared motors from R A Rodriguez is their ability to provide a reliable driving force from a small design envelope. The new AG160, for example, extends output torque to 1,600Nm yet has a housing that only measures 375.25mm x 200mm. This is achieved by the use of a spur and worm gear transmission combined with performance-optimised motors; the transmission is also exceptionally quiet.

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    Linear motion for ATEX certified applications(24/05/2012)

    Using its IEF Werner linear motion product programme as a basis, R A Rodriguez is able to engineer linear motion systems that provide a range of characteristics – rigidity, high accuracy and precision, high load bearing and high speed - for those designing and specifying systems for use in explosive atmospheres. Individual components through to fully assembled single- and multi-axis positioning systems are now available for use in Zone 2 and Zone 22 hazardous areas.

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    Precise rotary positioning for heavier loads(30/04/2012)

    The new IEF Werner MDV 80/100 manual rotary positioning unit from R A Rodriguez is suitable for applications that require precision rotary adjustment of loads of up to 10kg. It features a high specification worm gearbox to keep reversing backlash to a minimum, and spindle support bearing to absorb high torque capacity.

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    US made active magnetic bearings now available in the UK(05/04/2012)

    Synchrony is a developer and supplier of active magnetic bearings, high-speed motors and generators. With product brands Fusion and NovaGlide magnetic bearings, NovaDrive high-speed motors and NovaGen high-speed generators, Synchrony can significantly improve the performance, reliability, and environmental friendliness of rotating machinery. Its products are now available in the UK from R A Rodriguez.

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    Miniature steel gears down to Module 0.10(06/10/2011)

    The increasing miniaturisation of electronic components has led to the parallel demand for smaller engineering components such as micro gears for micro assembly, electronic and medical engineering as well as model making. The Japanese manufacturer, KHK, produces one of the most extensive ranges of stock gear types and variants and has naturally developed its size range down as well as up. And its latest introduction is a new series of standard micro spur gears from module 0.40 down to 0.10.

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    Universal Robot from R A Rodriguez now in its third generation(22/07/2011)

    The Universal Robot from R A Rodriguez is a small, lightweight robotic arm with six axes of movement that provides simple, plug-and-play productivity and makes automation easily accessible for any manufacturer. The third generation has just been released and it introduces additional programming capability and a new lighter weight teach pendant. New software features collectively enhance the robot’s ability to be tailored to the needs of the application through simple, menu-driven steps.

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    Space-saving slewing ring bearings(02/06/2011)

    The ability to deliver exceptional load and thrust with significant space savings makes the Kaydon HS Series slewing ring bearings, from R A Rodriguez, ideal for a wide range of medium to heavy duty applications. Typically they will be used in cranes, aerial lifts, digger derricks, chute swivels and industrial turntables. HS Series slewing ring bearings are designed with a rectangular cross-section, four point contact, gothic arch raceways and maximum ball complement.