Robotics & Mechatronics


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Mobile robots transport medical vials
Second Quarter 2022, Omron Electronics
Established in 1937, Madrid-based company, Normon, has been manufacturing high quality medicines for over 80 years, serving customers in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors throughout Europe and ...

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The advantages of robotics and simulation for your business
Second Quarter 2022, Editor's Choice
The more complex your business is, the more room there is for innovation. At the same time, innovation cannot come at the cost of efficiency, quality and output levels. According to Von Fintel, this is ...

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Cobot boosts production by 15%
First Quarter 2022, Omron Electronics, Editor's Choice
Topcustom is situated in central Italy and bases its success on the entrepreneurial tradition of the Le Marche region. Topcustom International was formed in 2018, in partnership with Nicos International ...

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Insect-sized flying robots with flapping wings
First Quarter 2022, Editor's Choice
A new drive system for flapping wing autonomous robots has been developed by a University of Bristol team, using a new method of electromechanical zipping that does away with the need for conventional ...

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Professional help for personal care
Fourth Quarter 2021, Omron Electronics
When a leading global manufacturer of personal care equipment needed a production solution that combined cost reduction with quality improvement, they came to Omron, a trusted partner they had worked ...

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Yaskawa steps into the future
Fourth Quarter 2021, Editor's Choice
Crackett says that Yaskawa Southern Africa has installed more than 2500 Motoman robots. The company’s main target market is automotive, having cut its teeth here when Terry Rosenberg first started up ...

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Bag-handling robots
Third Quarter 2021
With the ever expanding demands of industry, robotics has had to flex and adapt to suit new niches. One such niche is the recent trend towards bag-in-bag packaging, where products supplied in large bags ...

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Food industry trends: robot-assisted workflows
Third Quarter 2021, Omron Electronics
This has resulted in producers having to be even more agile with existing assets. These assets in the form of single or connected machines must therefore be more flexible than ever, meaning they must ...

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The benefits of collaborative robots
Second Quarter 2021, SMC Corporation South Africa, Editor's Choice
While robotics led the way for the rapid growth of automation, cobots are the democratisation of robotics technology. They eliminate the cost and complex programming that robots usually require while providing much greater flexibility.

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Robots in the workforce
Second Quarter 2021
No, the machines aren’t taking over.

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Streamlined food deliveries
First Quarter 2021, Omron Electronics
It’s part of a larger experiment called the Six City Strategy ‘New solutions in city logistics’ project, which is looking at possible options for last mile deliveries in Finnish cities. It’s looking for ...

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The challenges and opportunities in robotics
First Quarter 2021
With the high levels of unemployment in South Africa, it is essential to identify where there are skills shortages and to encourage learners to study in those fields that present employment opportunities. ...

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Selecting a mobile robot for heavy loads
First Quarter 2021, Omron Electronics
Five questions to ask when selecting autonomous material transport technology for industrial applications.

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Changing the automotive industry with robots
Fourth Quarter 2020
When it comes to industrial robotics, there’s no doubt that its greatest impact is in the automotive industry. The technology has given manufacturers a competitive advantage – improving the quality of ...

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The role of pick and place robots
Fourth Quarter 2020
As automation became widely accepted and implemented throughout various industries, robotics took it one step further with robots designed for specific applications, such as handling, packaging and ...

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Mobile robot with 1500 kg payload capacity
Fourth Quarter 2020, Omron Electronics
The 1500 kg payload capacity enables transportation of large automotive components such as car chassis and voluminous pallet size payloads − items that would have traditionally been moved using forklifts. ...

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Reducing business downtime with robots
28 September 2020
In a world that is always connected and moving at a blistering speed, businesses cannot afford to have extensive periods of downtime. As efficiency becomes a primary driver of business, industries are ...

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Gimatic builds on its mechatronics expertise
Third Quarter 2020
Gimatic is a leading global manufacturer of pneumatic and electric grippers for End Of Arm Tooling used in industrial automation. The company specialises in the production of vacuum cups (flat and bellow), ...

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The future of collaborative robots
Third Quarter 2020, Omron Electronics, Editor's Choice
Collaborative robots (cobots) that can work safely in the same environment as people have an important role in enabling flexible manufacturing and creating a competitive advantage for companies. A new ...

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Thousands of robots swarm together
Second Quarter 2020, Editor's Choice
Harvard engineers have created a robotic system consisting of a swarm of 1024 small robots called Kilobots that can collaborate and organise themselves into complex shapes.

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