Small complex processes benefiting from Mitsubishi robot automation

  Using robots to improve productivity is not new, but the availability of high performance low-payload articulated robots offer engineers unprecedented opportunities for productivity improvement in any business. Mitsubishi’s Electric’s RV-F-series high-dynamic 6-axle articulated robots combine high levels of speed, quality and accuracy with 99.9% availability   Also onboard are built-in Ethernet, USB, tracking, camera […]

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Sysmac platform reduces unplanned machine downtime

As producers know only too well, unplanned machine downtime carries significant penalties, from lost production to waste of spoiled product and unhappy customer. By offering advanced machine solutions, Omron’s answer to significantly improve the Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) of your installed machine to avoid stoppages.   The Integrated Automation of Omron’s Sysmac a philosophy is […]

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How are smart machines improving productivity?

IIot and smart machines are offering OEMs and manufacturers a step-change in ways to improve flexibility and productivity. The emergence of Industry 4.0 is triggering significant transformation in manu­facturing and production industries.   Making the case for the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) Schneider Electric’s Rainer Beudert, Marketing Director for the system and software Machine Solutions […]

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Simplify machine automation by reducing suppliers

The benefits of a reducing the number of suppliers are widely recognized across manufacturing and industry, with savings including lower development costs and faster time-to-market for new products.  Mitsubishi Electric argues the same benefits can be realised by machine builders of all sizes.   Typically, the overall cost of design, programming, development, assembly and testing […]

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New SCADA helps Scottish brewers avoid malt and barley blues

A grain drying and storage facility that supplies some of Scotland’s leading distilleries has installed a new Movicon SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) system to consolidate series of plant upgrades and expansions.   Highland Grains Ltd is an agricultural cooperative, owned by its 89 members, which dries, conditions and stores malting barley and other […]

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