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A pizza challenge for Control Freaks

A pizza challenge for Control Freaks
Bakkavor, provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, is enjoying the benefits of having successfully improved pizza dough base quality and consistency while at the same time reducing production costs through less maintenance and downtime at its pizza factory in Holbeach St. Marks.
22nd April 2021

Robotics company uses igus product to keep robots alive

Robotics company uses igus product to keep robots alive
An industrial robotics company is continuing to breathe new life into old robots - thanks to a newly designed product from igus. The global manufacturer of energy chain systems and polymer plain bearings, igus, was asked for a control panel cable management system by the team from robotics company, ARAGON.   
9th February 2021

New iQ-F extension modules for integrated safety

New iQ-F extension modules for integrated safety
As automated systems are becoming more extensive, they require corresponding safety controllers to maintain operations. Mitsubishi Electric’s latest iQ-F safety extension modules bring reliability to the next level. These compact, fully integrated units streamline installation and configuration while improving data visualisation and integrity.
14th December 2020


ATOM encoders deliver custom motion control solutions

ATOM encoders deliver custom motion control solutions
Partnership with Renishaw makes a significant contribution to the success of JUSTEK Inc. - a motion control component manufacturer based in Korea. JUSTEK has developed a range of customisable Direct-Drive (DD) motors using Renishaw’s high performance optical position encoders, including the miniature ATOM RCDM rotary encoder system, for the FPD and semiconductor/electronics industries.
24th November 2020

IP-based automation system for underground applications

IP-based automation system for underground applications
Power management company Eaton has launched SIMAS, a fully integrated IP-based voice, data, WiFi, interlock and automation system for underground industrial applications where rugged and/or explosion proof equipment is required.
20th November 2020

Robot range extended with new 7th axis from igus

Robot range extended with new 7th axis from igus
A ready-to-fit 7th axis has been designed and manufactured by igus to enable Universal Robots (UR) and robolink robots to travel several metres. The global manufacturer of energy chain systems and polymer plain bearings, which has its UK headquarters in Northampton, has developed this robotic solution to include a maintenance-free, drylin ZLW toothed belt axis, corresponding adapter plate and a switch cabinet, cables and software.
18th November 2020

Steering into the future for mobile machinery

Steering into the future for mobile machinery
Parker Hannifin has launched a mobile directional control valve that can be used in a Steer-by-Wire system for earth-moving equipment and other types of mobile machinery. This high performance single fault tolerant valve is designed to support the ongoing evolution and trend for electrification of vehicles in this market.
17th November 2020

Long live the PLC!

Long live the PLC!
The popularity of fitness classes and online channels dedicated to wellbeing shows that, when it comes to our bodies, people are fully aware that prevention is the key to health. The same is true when it comes to industrial equipment like Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), the heart of industrial automation. Here Neil Ballinger, Head of EMEA at EU Automation, shares his expert advice on how to maintain PLCs.
12th November 2020

The future of robots: igus develops new robotic control software

The future of robots: igus develops new robotic control software
New software to improve the control and use of robots has been developed and launched by igus. The igus robot control software enables robots to be programmed and controlled with ease and also helps customers choose the robot that best suits the needs of their business. igus, which has its UK headquarters in Northampton, has three low cost automation solutions in its portfolio: Robolink robotic arm, delta robots and linear gantry robots.
3rd November 2020

SCFF couplings avoid loss of fluid and protect the environment

SCFF couplings avoid loss of fluid and protect the environment
Parker Hannifin is expanding its FlatFace offering with the SCFF series. The SCFF series of couplings offers users a number of benefits ranging from low-leakage decoupling to the avoidance of air entrapment during coupling. The couplings, which are tested in accordance with ISO 7241-2, are easy to clean and very flat.
30th October 2020


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