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
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Microscan | Fri, 2 Oct 2015
The Internet is the prevailing medium of digital communication worldwide. However, the concept of using instant, pervasive, and globally connected data over the Internet for the benefit of industrial manufacturing is still in its theoretical stages, with few Internet-friendly industrial technologies actually available in the market to put the concept into practice.
Proto Labs | Fri, 2 Oct 2015
Lee Products | Mon, 28 Sep 2015
The Lee Company now offers a complete line of flange mount, Hi-Bar Safety Screens made entirely from PEEK (Poly- EtherEtherKetone), a high performance engineering thermoplastic with excellent chemical resistance and superior me- chanical properties. These lightweight, high-strength polymer screens feature robust, single-piece construction that can withstand pressure differentials up to 1,000psid without rupture.
ABB Robotics | Mon, 28 Sep 2015
An ABB robotic welding cell is enabling agricultural machinery manufacturer Shelbourne Reynolds to dramatically 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 to the company’s previous manufacturing process.
ABB Robotics | Mon, 28 Sep 2015
London-based design consultancy RoboFold is quite literally demonstrating the art of robotic technology. The company is using two ABB IRB6400 industrial robots to help architects and designers to explore new ways of bending and forming metal, opening up new possibilities for architectural and furniture design.
Lee Products | Tue, 22 Sep 2015
The range of Hi-Bar Flange Mount Safety Screens available from Lee Products now includes options made entirely from brass, per ASTM B16/B16M.
Aerotech | Fri, 18 Sep 2015
The RCP-Delta is available in four models that support payloads up to 3kg, with X/Y operating ranges of 500/800/1,100/1,300mm, and an optional continuous rotation about the Z axis (yaw).
Omniflex | Thu, 17 Sep 2015
Alarm annunciators are a vital tool in safety management. The need for functional safety assessment continuously pushes the technical performance of alarm annunciators upwards. Operator involvement puts a limit on reliability of safety functions but may be beneficial in managing complex demands. This paper explores the realistic boundaries of performance of alarm annunciators and operators in safety critical applications.
Dassault Systèmes DELMIA Apriso | Tue, 15 Sep 2015
The Manufacturing Leadership Council conducted a survey of manufacturing executives regarding their attitudes about and plans for adopting a wide range of potentially transformative technologies, including mobile devices and platforms, advanced robotics, advanced analytics, and 3D printing.
Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies | Mon, 14 Sep 2015
The technique of controlled shot peening followed by isotropic C.A.S.E. super finishing is suited to components where surface contact loading and wear problems may occur.
Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies video article
Newbury, United Kingdom
Increased life and performance of critical componentsSolving the problems of wear, corrosion and fatigue and ensuring that components perform to their maximum potential is key for us to achieve our customer’s changing and challenging requirements. Over 80% ...
DSP Robotics video article
Matlock , UK
DSP Robotics are the manufacturers of the ‘Flowstone’ computer programming language for engineering and education.