Automation (inc Robots)

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Award-winning demonstration

04/03/2019

Makino and Okuma agent NCMT officially picked up its Queen’s Award for International Trade awarded in April last year at a ceremony held at its Coventry headquarters in November. But ahead of that particular accolade, ...

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MACH 2020 preparations

18/02/2019

MACH2020 (www.machexhibition.com) will take place from 20-24 April, 2020 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham. It will be the second show since the move to new halls, with the event last year attracting 25,000+ ...

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Polished performance

11/02/2019

EU project SYMPLEXITY for human/robot collaborative polishing has developed technology to replace manual effort. And, via partner Autodesk, this may lead to polishing becoming a capability of metalcutting machine tools. ...

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The year ahead

04/02/2019

As we kick of the New Year, Andrew Allcock sets the general business and technology scene, taking in comments from organisations and companies within the magazine’s sphere of operation The obvious statement to make is ...

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Real-world application of Industry 4.0

31/01/2019

At its plant in Hoechstadt, Germany, global automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler has put a machine tool into operation that demonstrates how Industry 4.0 actually works in practice. Plus, digital twins & ...

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Mobile & manufacturing - 5G commmunication

03/10/2018

​In March this year (see link at end of article), Machinery took a look at the potential of 5G mobile communications for manufacturing. The area is definitely hotting up, as Andrew Allcock reveals here

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Is manufacturing ready for 5G?

12/07/2018

Steed Webzell provides an update on 5G, the fifth generation of mobile telephony, and its potential impact on robot communications and wider manufacturing

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A helping robotic hand at Hepco

07/05/2018

An established manufacturer of slide systems, Hepco is on a world-class manufacturing journey, part of which has seen the introduction of cobots to its Devon manufacturing facility. Andrew Allcock called by to find out ...

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What's at the show?

27/03/2018

​We are just three months away from the UK’s premier manufacturing technologies event, MACH 2018. Andrew Allcock has this Industry 4.0 primer for exhibition visitors

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Make it a date

26/03/2018

​The UK’s most important manufacturing technologies exhibition series, MACH (www.machexhibition.com), returns again this year to Birmingham’s NEC, from 9-13 April. Both the show’s precise location and its breadth have ...

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Four & more

12/03/2018

Industry 4.0 was top of the agenda at the annual DMG Mori Open House event in Pfronten, Bavaria, Germany, but customer service improvements were also heralded and there were the traditional new product introductions. ...

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EMO 2017 - Industry 4.0 gains momentum

02/08/2017

This year’s edition of biennial show EMO returns to Europe’s manufacturing technology heartland, Germany, with the six-day event kicking off on 18 September at its usual home, the Hanover show ground. Andrew Allcock ...

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FANUC UK - House warming

03/07/2017

FANUC UK has consolidated all its activities into a single, massive new home in Coventry. Andrew Allcock was at the official opening ceremony and has this report, including exclusive details from FANUC’s top man of ...