To meet the growing demands of the electromobility industry, Kuka has introduced a new line of Fortec industrial robot arms. The KR Fortec ultra family, prepared for high payloads and moments of inertia, has set new benchmarks in the heavy payload range from 480 kg to 800 kg. Each of the five robot variants of
Robots used in manufacturing and other industrial contexts perform monotonous, dangerous or overly precise activities that humans find difficult or disruptive. They can be programmed to perform a wide range of functions, such as welding, painting, assembly and material handling. Their ability to work efficiently and continuously without tiring or making mistakes is their greatest
End users want implementation procedures to be more agile and adaptable in order to respond to delivery times and the particularities of each company. IMASD engineering has proposed a collaborative approach to meet the palletisation demands of the industry. IMASD’s CERES palletising cell is adaptable to any industry or type of company and is characterised
With rising international wages and increasing transportation costs forcing companies to reconsider the merits of maintaining production facilities overseas, the groundwork has been laid for the offshoring of US manufacturing. An important component of the equation is the newer generation of robots, and the environment in which this shift will occur reflects new economic realities.
With a manufacturing output of £183 billion, the UK ranks ninth in the world, but due to its slow adoption of industrial automation, its position at the top is in jeopardy. Even countries such as Slovenia, Slovakia, Finland and Hungary are catching up with the UK in the use of robots. The UK automation community
FANUC is promoting the creation of a comprehensive robot for use in the workplace. A robotic platform that enables genuine social collaboration between people and robots is what the EU-funded research project “Fluently” aims to build. The objectives of the three-year project include the creation of a specialised training facility called ‘Fluently RoboGym’, as well
With its intelligent production and research centre in Augsburg, KUKA aims to introduce 5G autonomous private wireless networks, intelligent robots and automation technologies. The campus networking and application platform for Nokia’s Digital Automation Cloud (DAC) will start supporting product development immediately. The most significant advance in industrial networks is 5G, which should be widely available