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ABB launches next generation cobots to unlock automation for new sectors and first-time users

ABB is expanding its collaborative robot (cobot) portfolio with the new GoFa and SWIFTI cobot families more

All-electric moulding machine exceeds Essentra Components’ expectations

Consistency of process, huge cycle time and energy savings, reduced scrap rates and enhanced workforce Health & Safety are among the remarkable benefits reported by Essentra Components more

ABB launches The Robot Podcast – a new series exploring the exciting world of robotics and automation

ABB is introducing a new series of podcasts that explore the innovative and exciting world of robotics, and their benefit to society in the greatest shift in automation in a generation more

Up and running, fast

Neil Ballinger, head of EMEA at industrial parts supplier EU Automation, describes how to deal with conveyor motor failure efficiently more

A quick guide to eliminating fastener failure

To help manufacturers reduce lead times and avoid product recalls, fastener specialist TFC has released a quick guide illustrating the common quality issues often encountered with fasteners more

PCE Automation uses Festo technology to put STANLEY knife production at the cutting edge

Festo automation technology is being used to help STANLEY Tools in the UK to meet continued demand for its renowned safety knives, while continuing to maintain the highest standards of safety more

The right part at the right moment — automating parts replenishment

Neil Ballinger, head of EMEA at automation parts supplier EU Automation, offers some tips on how to optimise material flow management more

Decision-making robot could revolutionise manufacturing

A flexible industrial robot with the decision-making capability of a human operator has been developed by robotics experts at the Coventry-based Manufacturing Technology Centre more

Robotics in 2021: collaboration and mobility

Stewart Goulding, managing director at precision drive system supplier, Electro Mechanical Systems (EMS), explores the robotics trends to look out for in the sector this year more

ABB industrial robots get Wizard Easy Programming software

ABB has launched its Wizard Easy Programming software for its IRB 1100 industrial robot more

Navigating the bearing selection process

Chris Johnson managing director at specialist bearing supplier SMB Bearings, explains one of six important bearing selection considerations more

Reaching new heights

An automated warehouse is a breath-taking sight, as reams of pallets are automatically scanned and retrieved for delivery. But not all automation systems are made to endure extreme environments more

New software makes heat exchanger design more accessible

New software for the design of shell and tube heat exchangers represents excellent value, making high powered tools more available to occasional users and professional heat exchanger designers alike more

Contrinex smart inductives ensure safe tool changes on compact machine-tool spindles

CNC machining centres use automatic tool-changing spindles to rapidly switch between different tools with characteristic suited to different materials, workpieces and cutting speeds more

Machine learning: are we there yet?

Several Sumitomo (SHI) Demag automation experts shared their insight and the AI advances that are emerging at an inaugural online workshop more

Is industry ready for bearing simulation software?

Chris Johnson, managing director at SMB Bearings explains how sophisticated bearing simulation software can be used to support application specific bearing design and analysis processes more

A philosophy of automation

TM Robotics and Evershed help Ricoh automate its manufacturing process more

How to avoid thermal oil freezing

Clive Jones, managing director of thermal fluid supplier Global Heat Transfer explains how thermal oil freezing occurs and offers his tips for preventing frozen fluid more

Cyberattacks on robots could threaten Industry 4.0

Neil Ballinger, head of EMEA sales at automation equipment supplier EU Automation, explains how industrial robots could be hacked and what can be done to mitigate the threat of cybercrime more

Canny robot decision brings cost savings

A new Kawasaki robot has been installed to assist Ball Beverage Packaging improve its efficiency and save money more

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