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igus robotic tech combine for low-cost automation

The term ‘low-cost robotics’ refers to the rapid growth of robotic production enabled by simple and affordable automation components. Depending on the scope of the application, entire processes can be automated. To demonstrate how this can be achieved, igus has combined its robolink, drylin E and energy chain technologies to produce a multi-axis articulated pick & place unit. This  video shows two such units operating in unison via a matching control unit.

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Opening the 4th Industrial Revolution to SMEs

For many SMEs the Fourth Industrial Revolution is very confusing. The HVM Catapult is advising government and policymakers of where investment should be made to enable SMEs to adopt these technologies.

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ABB introduces Collaborative Operations

In this new era of digitalisation, close collaboration between partners is vital to reap the full benefits that big data and analytics offer. The approach that enables digital collaboration is ABB Ability Collaborative Operations - a remote operations and maintenance model that helps power generation companies harness the potential of digitalisation.

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The digital power plant: the future is here

ABB is creating a new customer experience that blurs the line between data and the physical world and sees the plant transformed into a more intelligent entity, with smarter features. The digital power plant is not science fiction; its full potential is already innate in most power facilities and it's just a matter of choosing the right technology, allied with our deep sector knowledge, to make real.

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More Videos

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    Automating NASA’s Fuselage inspection(05/03/2018)

    The NASA Langley Research Centre is using a collaborative UR10 robot with a FLIR infrared inspection system & software from Universal Robots+ partner RoboDK to simulate & programme the inspection defects in fuselages. A single operator can oversee the inspection while the robot follows a pre-programmed path. The robot then holds the camera firmly in position while the operator retrieves the temperature data that reveals any structural or material defects.

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    A little teaser trailer of Routeco LIVE!(28/02/2018)

    Routeco LIVE will showcase the latest in Industrial Control & Automation products and give you the opportunity to learn about the latest trends and topics within the industrial sector. Here’s a little insight of what to expect!

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    CompactRIO controllers with TSN(28/02/2018)

    These controllers offer deterministic communication and synchronised measurements across standard Ethernet networks to increase performance and help improve productivity in addition to flexibility.

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    Automation 101: How to wire a temperature sensor(13/02/2018)

    In this video tutorial, learn how you can wire a temperature sensor to monitor temperature in key places like server rooms, so you can fix problems before your equipment fails. All products seen can be purchased from System Devices UK, the only official UK Distributor of OPTO 22 products.

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    Hepco & KUKA provide autonomous machining(13/02/2018)

    With a need to meet the growing demand for its products and to shorten lead times, HepcoMotion invested in a KUKA robot to automate the loading and unloading of one of its CNC milling machines.

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