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Production & automation

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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.

Beacons mounted

WERMA and Total Protection protect operators at South Wales silicon plant weblink

Werma UK Fri, 24 Apr 2015

WERMA and Total Protection have helped a specialist in silicon-based technology to protect its workforce and operators at a silicon plant in South Wales.

Bevelling machine

Product flyer: Marpol abrasive belt pipe bevelling machines from Surtech download

Surtech Surface Technology ProductsFri, 24 Apr 2015

This flyer presents the features and specifications of Marpol’s abrasive belt pipe bevelling machines, which available from Surtech.

Model C1427/8/9

Data sheet: Model C1427/8/9 eight-point annunciator with built-in operator controls download

OmniflexThu, 23 Apr 2015

The Omni8P from Omniflex is a panel-mounted eight-point alarm annunciator with integrated test, silence, acknowledge and reset pushbuttons and internal audible warning.

Jamie West, a setter-operator at Armac Martin

Case study: clamping multiple workpieces and fourth-axis indexing raise profitability downloadweblink

1st Machine Tool AccessoriesThu, 23 Apr 2015

Armac Martin, a manufacturer of luxury fittings for kitchens and furniture, uses Chick workholding equipment from the US to increase profitability and at the same time improve quality.

Bevelling machine

Product flyer: Marpol abrasive belt pipe bevelling machines from Surtech download

Surtech Surface Technology ProductsFri, 24 Apr 2015

This flyer presents the features and specifications of Marpol’s abrasive belt pipe bevelling machines, which available from Surtech.

More product downloads

IR

White paper: transmission values — what to look for… in order to look through download

IRISSFri, 10 Apr 2015

The purpose of this paper from IRISS is to educate on the subject of transmission values for infrared windows — does a high value equal more accuracy? Or is knowing the percentage of transmission more important? The paper also discusses transmission values for infrared windows: how does a ‘grill’ affect transmission? Will it make quantitative thermography null and void?

Worker safety is a top priority in all robot applications

Technical article: putting safety first and foremost when working with robots downloadweblink

Fanuc UKFri, 6 Mar 2015

They can be despatched to inspect the safety of oil rigs, deployed on the military front line to assess combat dangers, enter active volcanoes and perform less invasive surgery. While robots might be the good guys when it comes to improving productivity, handling precision tasks and boosting workplace efficiency in manufacturing and automation environments, the safety of workers operating alongside robots should always be the prime consideration.

Rebecca Saunders

Interview: getting to know Rebecca Saunders, Warwick Mobile Robotics downloadweblink

maxon motorThu, 26 Feb 2015

This article from maxon motor introduces Rebecca Saunders of Warwick Mobile Robotics. Readers are given an insight into studying engineering, building search-and-rescue robots and encouraging women into the field.