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Control & Automation Features

Robots take their pick in plastic moulding application

A Mitsubishi Electric robot/PLC/HMI combination has provided PCE Automation with an ideal solution for its latest take-out system for plastic injection stretch blow moulding (ISBM) machinery.

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Welding cell is Arc de Triumph for Kawasaki robot

Telford based automated systems manufacturer Bauromat, one of Kawasaki Robotics leading integrators, has recently supplied and installed a robotic welding system to precision pressings and stampings experts Clamason Industries of Kingswinford.

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Combining robots and machine vision

IVS have combined artificially intelligent machine vision with cutting-edge robot automation to provide a flexible automated vision inspection cell.

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How to fully integrate manual assembly cells into ERP and MES systems

Poka Yoke (the Japanese term for mistake-proofing) is used to describe pick-to-light systems for manual assembly work. Mitsubishi Electric has moved the concept several steps forward to create Guided Operator Solutions (GOS) that essentially use a controller-based system of active assembly instructions and sequenced parts supply from bins to help operators perform picking and assembly tasks faultlessly every time.

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    Güdel’s gantry robots reach out to emerging applications(23/05/2019)

    Robotics is very much at the forefront of discussions about automation and employment. Overwhelmingly the focus is on collaborative robots, and how they will establish themselves more widely within a manufacturing environment.

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    Industrial Internet of Things: revolution or evolution?(03/05/2019)

    Affecting every industry globally the “Industrial Internet of Things” (IIoT) is the melding of digital, physical, and biological environments.

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    How can manufacturers benefit from the latest machine control technology?(03/05/2019)

    What if it was possible to develop a machine learning model capable of predicting that a critical element of your manufacturing equipment is at risk of breaking down – and order spare parts well in advance? Or what if you had access to an industrial controller with built-in artificial intelligence, that uses pattern recognition to predict an unwarranted deviation on your filling line that you otherwise would never have detected?

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    Converging at the Edge(03/05/2019)

    Why should we be happy to embrace Edge computing so soon after we got used to the cloud, IoT, Industry 4.0 etc…?

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    Compact, self-contained robot welding systems(25/03/2019)

    Sparta Ltd are established as one of the UK’s leading sub-contract engineering companies’ specialising in Laser Cutting, CNC machining, Investment and Die Castings, Metal Fabrications, Rubber Mouldings and Forgings. Like any expanding, forward-thinking business, constantly reviewing and investing in the most up-to-date manufacturing processes, skills and accreditations is vital in maintaining a competitive edge.

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