Rethink Robotics’ collaborative robot Sawyer is being utilised by Spanish electronics manufacturer to achieve higher levels of consistency
P4Q, a Spanish manufacturer of electronic products and systems, says it has increased production throughput by 25 percent by deploying smart, adaptable automation on the factory floor.
Rethink Robotics’ Sawyer is testing printed circuit boards and driving improvements in process consistency that are resulting in better part quality and overall production output, says the company.
P4Q has been looking to automate more of its factory for many years to improve efficiency and consistency, but traditional caged robots were unappealing due to high costs and employee safety concerns. Continue reading P4Q ‘increases productivity, improves part quality’ with Rethink’s Sawyer industrial robot
Emerson has launched what it claims is the industry’s first controller designed for automation versatility and industrial internet of things-enabled operations.
The Emerson DeltaV PK Controller simplifies capital projects and prepares organisations for the operational benefits of IIoT, says the company.
Emerson says the DeltaV PK Controller makes the advanced automation of its DeltaV distributed control system available to fast-growth industries traditionally less reliant on large-scale automation. Continue reading Emerson launches ‘industry’s first’ controller designed for automation versatility and IIoT operations
Yaskawa Motoman has launched new software for robots and programmable logic controllers – the computing appliances connected to industrial robots.
The MLX300 software option is the newest generation of integration for Yaskawa robots and PLCs.
The MLX300 enables operators to control and program Yaskawa robots in a standard PLC programming environment, eliminating the need to learn a specific robot programming language, says the company. Continue reading Yaskawa Motoman launches new software for robots and programmable logic controllers
HIT Robot Group, one of China’s leading manufacturer of robots, has launched an industrial robotics tutorial platform.
HRG says Haidu Academy is designed to help learners of different levels to improve their industrial robot-operating skills on various brands.
China is the largest and fastest-growing robot market in the world.
According to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, in the first seven months of 2017, 71,600 industrial robots were produced in China, accounting for more than 30 percent of global output during the period.
Statistics also suggest an increasing demand for skilled workers. The Ministry predicts that China will need 200,000 skilled workers to operate industrial robots as of 2020.
Continue reading HRG launches industrial robotics tutorial platform
Kuka says it is working on innovations and improvements which will lead to the replacement of its entire Agilus range by the end of this year.
Kuka says the small robots of the KR Agilus series already feature “impressive speed, extreme agility in confined spaces, short cycle times and maximum precision”.
But Kuka has now further developed the KR Agilus sixx. Continue reading Kuka to replace entire Agilus range of small robots
Industrial automation company HMK has launched what it claims is the world’s first collaborative robot with integrated vision.
UK-based HMK’s vision system is built into a robotic arm built by Techman Robot, a Taiwanese company.
HMK says its TM5 Cobot system “sets a new benchmark” in collaborative robotics because it merges systems that usually function separately in conventional robots. Continue reading HMK claims new collaborative robot is world’s first to have integrated vision
Indian company TAL Manufacturing Solutions is showcasing a new welding solution which features its own industrial robot, the Brabo.
The company, which is part of the Tata Motors group, is exhibiting the robotic welding solution at the Automation Expo, currently taking place in Mumbai, India.
According to the Economic Times of India, the TAL Brabo robotic welding cell is priced at about $133,000 and is a “cost-effective” solution aimed at Tier 3 and 4 suppliers. The unit has a reach of 850 mm and a payload capacity of 6 kg. Continue reading TAL unveils welding solution involving its Brabo industrial robot
Comau has signed deals with two new partner companies in Greece and Argentina.
In Greece, Comau has appointed the Nimac Group as its robotics distributor.
Nimac (pictured above) is located in Thessalonikki, and started the production of horizontal panel saws in 1977. It is now said to be one of the top manufacturers in the beam saws sector.
The newly created business line, Nimac Robotics, will bring the Comau’s robotics and automation products portfolio to the Greek market. Continue reading Comau signs up new robotics and automation partners in Greece and Argentina