Business leaders must work together if the UK is to follow Germany into a new era of smart factories
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Australian gold mines could recover more of the precious metal following the deployment of an x-ray technique that rapidly and accurately detects gold in ore samples.
Researchers in the US have developed a way of building physical identification tags into 3D-printed products as an alternative to visible bar codes.
Intelligent factories that link up every part of the production chain with next generation wireless automation could mark a sea change in manufacturing
An ABB robotic welding cell is enabling agricultural machinery manufacturer Shelbourne Reynolds to reduce production times for its range of articulated hedge-cutting tractor attachments. Handling the several hundred welds entailed in the production of the attachments, the cell has so far cut welding process times by 66 per cent compared with the company’s previous manufacturing process.
Home appliance manufacturer Neff has utilised the Protomold rapid injection moulding service from Proto Labs to assist in the development of the plastic guide rails of the fully retractable Hide oven door.
As Heraeus Noblelight explains, the last two decades have seen a rapid expansion of the application of powder coating throughout a range of industries. Indeed, in North America, powder coating is seen as the fastest growing of all finishing technologies and today represents more than 10 per cent of all industrial finishing applications. Much of this growth can be accounted for by the need to comply with increasingly stringent environmental legislation and to reduce emissions of environmentally .
This data sheet provides information on the KL 250-2 C linear ceiling unit from Kuka Robotics. It includes diagrams and technical specifications.
This data sheet focuses on Kitagawa’s NL-A series of closed-centre power chucks from 1st Machine Tool Accessories.
Aerotech’s engineering reference guide serves as a valuable resource for all Aerotech motion and positioning control components and systems. Section nine focuses on laser interferometer implementation. Laser interferometers represent the ultimate feedback device for high-precision motion control application. The combination of high resolution and outstanding accuracy has made it the ideal transducer for wafer steppers, flat panel inspection, and high-accuracy laser micromachining.
Robotronic focuses on individual automation solutions. For the specialist’s self-developed robot cell MRT (modular robot technology), a feeding system for the pharmaceutical packaging industry, it chose Hepcomotion’s dynamic track systems (DTS2), which together with Robotronic’s modular design provided a solution that was ready for serial production.