Production and automation
Equipment related to the manufacture of products; and technology that offers a saving on human labour through automation. Includes cutting tools, grinding, forming and fabrication, moulding tools, finishing and pre-treatment, workholdings, robotics and positioning, and welding and joining.
Product & Service Resources
ABB Robotics | Wed, 16 Apr 2014
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.
Proto Labs | Wed, 16 Apr 2014
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.
Heraeus Noblelight | Tue, 15 Apr 2014
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 .
Kuka Robotics UK | Tue, 15 Apr 2014
This data sheet provides information on the KL 250-2 C linear ceiling unit from Kuka Robotics. It includes diagrams and technical specifications.
1st Machine Tool Accessories | Mon, 14 Apr 2014
This data sheet focuses on Kitagawa’s NL-A series of closed-centre power chucks from 1st Machine Tool Accessories.
Aerotech | Mon, 14 Apr 2014
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.
Hepcomotion | Fri, 11 Apr 2014
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.
Sandvik Coromant | Fri, 11 Apr 2014
Some 70 per cent of new machines are sold un-tooled by machine tool suppliers, agents or distributors, meaning that it is easy for customers to overlook the issue of tooling, a factor that could easily hamper the transition time from machine delivery to full production. To address this problem, Sandvik Coromant is offering a range of start-up toolkits designed to get new machines up and running immediately.
Kuka Robotics UK | Fri, 11 Apr 2014
The DKP product range from Kuka Robotics comprises the following positioner types: the DKP-400 and the DKP-400 infinitely rotating.
Fronius UK | Thu, 10 Apr 2014
Fronius has introduced its Weld Wizard app for Android, IOS and Blackberry devices. The app is designed to help design engineers and work schedulers to identify and optimise welding parameters. The results are directly applicable to the real-life situation.