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Process & automation

  • Assembly line automation

    March 13th 2019

    Nextsense says its Calipri systems can be used to monitor the process of car assembly from body-in-white to end-of-line final assembly…

  • Large work area dispensing robot

    July 30th 2018

    RP-Series robots designed are for adhesive and other fluid-dispensing applications, as well as assembly using UV curing for mounting, tooling and fixturing, says Dispense Works…

  • Bandsaw for additive manufacturing

    July 2nd 2018

    The KASTOwin amc automatic bandsaw has been designed to increase productivity in the additive manufacturing sector, claims Kasto…

  • Predictive maintenance for robots

    February 26th 2018

    Mitsubishi Electric says it has developed a cloud-based predictive maintenance solution for robots that utilises the AI platform within IBM Watson. The platform uses predictive maintenance models, digital simulation and extrapolation of trends to provide maintenance information…

  • Degrees of separation

    January 9th 2018

    Sogefi’s plant in Tredegar, Wales, produces complex fuel and air filtration systems and boasts an impressive array of manufacturing technologies

  • Smart rotation

    November 21st 2017

    SKF looks to digitalise its business model and manufacturing operations. Nick Holt spoke to Luc Graux, director of manufacturing and process development, to find more about the impact of IoT

  • How RFID is changing EDI

    October 2nd 2017

    With OEMs and tier suppliers seeking benefits on cost, quality, delivery and access to more data than ever before, technology provider Radley Corporation sees manufacturing competitiveness coming not only from emerging technologies but also the adaptation of older, existing technology such as electronic data interchange (EDI) and RFID …

  • Independent moving cart technology

    March 29th 2017

    MagneMotion, a Rockwell Automation company, offers independent moving cart technology. The company claims these systems, including the MagneMover LITE intelligent conveyor system and iTRAK intelligent track system can help improve productivity in manufacturing operations…

  • A pressing issue

    January 6th 2017

    With new opportunities opening up, the independent pressings and stampings sector continues to evolve

  • Fabric-cutting solution

    December 9th 2016

    Lectra claims its new Vector iQ fabric-cutting system can increase productivity by up to 10% and features Eclipse continuous cutting, which provides automatic material advance to cut without interruption. The company says the entry-level Vector models come with its Power Premium service coverage, which includes predictive maintenance designed to reduce machine downtime…