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The history of Industry 4.0

Part 1 of this 5 part series, sees John Browett, General Manager for CLPA Europe, explain how automation technology has developed through the decades and how Industry 4.0 will depend on increased bandwidth moving forward.

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The impact of the factory of the future

What is the impact of technology? Does the way we think about the future change? Blake Moret, chairman and CEO, Rockwell Automation, shares his past expectations of automation – what flourished, what fizzled and what was totally unexpected – as well as his thoughts on the future.

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ABB launches new member of YuMi family

The new single-arm YuMi is ABB’s most agile and compact collaborative robot yet and can easily integrate into existing production.

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This is Hand-E!

Robotiq launches Hand-E, the first electric gripper ready for the e-SERIES, the new generation of Universal Robots. Hand-E’s high accuracy and 50mm parallel stroke makes it perfect for precision assembly tasks. Its sealed design ensures reliability in the toughest manufacturing conditions.

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    Stratus’ new ztC Edge System is child’s play!(20/06/2018)

    Stratus Technologies zero-touch, fully virtualised and self-protecting computing platform, the ztC Edge, is specifically designed for industrial edge environments. It’s so easy to set up, watch a five year old complete it in less than 30 minutes!

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    Fully automated kitchen assembly with IO-Link(06/06/2018)

    It was not by chance that nobilia became Europe’s largest kitchen manufacturer. So, what is its recipe for success? One of the ingredients is efficient kitchen unit production on highly automated assembly systems, many of which are supplied by Hüttenhölscher and use Festo automation products – equipped with IO-Link – to improve flexibility and availability.

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    A complete single source integrated solution(04/06/2018)

    A complete single source integrated solution: robot, vision, motion, design & control. Manage your packaging line on your own with an intuitive, graphical interface. PackXpert Solution brings together Omron’s complete line of robotic automation products into a single, fully integrated packaging system. From design to implementation to product changeovers, with PackXpert, you’ll save time, lower costs and reduce the complexity of your packaging line.

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    Win a cobot!(11/05/2018)

    Universal Robots are running a competition for UK manufacturers. To enter you need to have a manual production process that could be automated using a cobot.

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    10 key launches at the igus stand(09/05/2018)

    At this year’s Hannover Show, visitors to the igus stand were introduced to the fascinating world of 108 exciting innovations and extensions to the igus product range. These include smart plastics with predictive maintenance and iglidur plastic plain bearings, demonstrating their advantages over their metal counterparts, as well as the robolink modular kit and harnessed e-chains.

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