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Control & Automation Products

igus robotic tech combine for low-cost automation

The term ‘low-cost robotics’ refers to the rapid growth of robotic production enabled by simple and affordable automation components. Depending on the scope of the application, entire processes can be automated. To demonstrate how this can be achieved, igus has combined its robolink, drylin E and energy chain technologies to produce a multi-axis articulated pick & place unit. This  video shows two such units operating in unison via a matching control unit.

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Enabling flexible manufacturing by bringing innovation in automation

Omron will be at Hannover Messe from 23 to 27 April, supporting the event’s theme of Connect & Collaborate by demonstrating its capability to innovate the future of manufacturing.

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New whitepaper explores the challenges facing UK robotics market

Harmonic Drive UK has shared a whitepaper exploring the UK robotics industry and outlining some of the challenges facing it. The whitepaper is available to download for free from the Harmonic Drive UK website and explores topics such as robot safety, collaborative robot (cobot) systems and the requirements of components.

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ABB demonstrates digital credentials at Drives & Controls 2018

ABB (stand D707) is demonstrating its credentials as a digital champion by showing examples of how established and installed products like variable speed drives (VSDs) and low voltage electric motors can be used as an integral part of the smart factory.

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