What is EcoStruxure from Schneider Electric?

Commercial, political and environmental pressures are driving organisations to make more with less. This means they need to increase productivity with fewer resources, and using less energy. Thus, connectivity offered by the Internet of…

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Linear Transfer System to speed-up robot integration

 

Mitsubishi Electric is promoting a new Linear Transfer System to speed-up robot integration. This intelligent conveying system combines productivity advantages with a unique safety concept. Operator safety is addressed without compromising productivity.

This new…

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Collaborative robots complementing humans to the full

The development of Human-Robotic cooperation (HRC) in manufacturing is at an early stage. Collaborative robot (cobot) design allows them to work alongside people in a production cell. It is no longer necessary to install…

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Collaborative robots in UK manufacturing

New generations of collaborative robots (cobots) are changing the face of manufacturing in the UK. From a low starting point, in 2016 the UK increased robot installations for the first time in four years….

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Industry 4 -automated heaven or an engineers’ hell?

Whether Industry 4 represents automated heaven or an engineers’ hell rather depends on your viewpoint. From a management perspective, the challenge for manufacturers is knowing how best to improve productivity. This is important for…

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