Here, Stephen Hayes, Managing Director of Beckhoff UK, explains how the latest technologies can reduce project costs for machine builders and OEMs.
Automation specialist explains the latest trend in the manufacturing world: hyper-automation.
Shark Robotics, French and European leader in Unmanned Ground Vehicles, has announced a disinfection add-on for the Boston Dynamics Spot robot, that is designed to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
Growing production demands and a major labour shortage motivated a large-scale sandwich producer to automate a high-speed sandwich stacking application.
As half a million Tube passengers travel through central London every day, the capital’s jam-packed train carriages are already at overcapacity. Transport for London (TfL)’s Crossrail project needed to ensure that all standards for smoke ventilation were met.
Manufacturers are increasingly requesting maximum flexibility from their OEM suppliers. Plants where products are moved with rigid timing between coupled subsystems do not provide this flexibility, whereas independently controlled workpiece carriers (WPC) can make all the difference. The added flexibility can bring enormous benefits for both manufacturers and their OEM suppliers.
While many of the tasks involved in vehicle production have been automated, the Final Trim and Assembly stage has remained largely manual. Nigel Platt, Lead Business Manager for ABB Robotics UK and Ireland, explains how developments in robotic automation are helping to fill this missing piece.
A Universal Robots UR10e, supplied by RARUK Automation, has removed the need to manually unload and pack wire forms produced at John Binns & Son (Springs) Ltd.
Lineas, a large private rail freight operator in Europe, is digitalising its wagon fleet with Nexeed Track and Trace from Bosch Connected Industry.