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Automation and Robotics

Cruise control was undoubtedly one of the most influential additions to the motor vehicle, allowing for the driver to put slightly less effort into their journey, with the car controlling their speed. The handy addition was actually developed more... Read more

Cobots—robots that physically interact with humans in a shared workspace—first appeared on factory floors two years ago, accounting for approximately 5% of global industrial robot sales in 2016. These robotic partners were hailed as ‘the future of... Read more

The Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) has deployed 16 robots in its facility which successfully imitate the actions of real workers. By the end of 2019, the Company plans to automate a total of 32 manufacturing processes... Read more

With ORDERFOX.com, Buyers and CNC Manufacturers can digitise their work processes and benefit significantly. Buyers gain direct access to available capacity, and Manufacturers find available CNC orders instantly – locally, nationally or globally. Read more

Investment in cutting edge technology, including industry-specific software from food and drink IT specialist CSB-System, has enabled leading Austrian sausage producer Wiesbauer to be at the forefront of the development of the smart food factory... Read more

Until recently, the Industrial Revolution was largely associated with drastic engineering efforts that transformed Britain’s industry. Two centuries later, we are experiencing another shift in global manufacturing, the Fourth Industrial Revolution... Read more

The increased adoption of automation in the UK potato industry witnessed by Goplasticpallets.com - the Responsible Plastic Pallet Company - has been largely based around the systems developed and implemented by Deprez Handling Solutions using its... Read more

Human beings have five senses; sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch. But what about intuition? Some people refer to this as the sixth sense. Now, a new manufacturing technique is adding an extra dimension ─ a sixth sense ─ to products with... Read more

The Volvo Group has signed an agreement with NVIDIA to jointly develop the decision making system of autonomous commercial vehicles and machines. Utilising NVIDIA’s end-to-end artificial intelligence platform for training, simulation and... Read more

France's rich culinary history is about to be taken to another level. Pazzi, formerly known as EKIM, is the world's first fully automated restaurant and it's opening soon having raised over €10-million Series A round of funding... Read more

The University of Lincoln in the UK has been awarded nearly £6.4-million in government funds to create the world's first robot farming centre. The money will support the creation of what is claimed to be “the world’s first centre of excellence in... Read more

Artificial intelligence (AI) is making its presence felt in every aspect of our daily lives—from the new breed of virtual assistants in our homes, to the spam filters that eliminate unwanted spam emails from our inboxes. As AI algorithms—and the... Read more

Gripple, the manufacturer of wire joining devices and suspension systems is investing £2-million in a dedicated site for its subsidiary, Gripple Automation, to support the business’s rapid growth... Read more

HOOPS Exchange provides unmatched data access, accuracy, and speed to maintain data accuracy and integrity for visualising large data sets in Virtalis’s flagship platform Visionary Render. Read more

Our reliance on data to complete our work, communicate with friends and stream our favourites TV series is increasing. In fact, 90% of all data that exists today was created in the last two years. While not all of this data is important to... Read more

Twenty years since the company started gear production in Limburg, specialist gearing company Harmonic Drive AG has announced that the company has manufactured its one millionth gear. The milestone can be attributed to the growing need for... Read more

Continuing its systematic growth strategy, Stemmer Imaging, the machine vision technology provider for science and technology, has announced the acquisition of the Spanish group Infaimon... Read more

The advent of Industry 4.0 will bring with it an increase in dominance and reliance on technology to produce far-reaching efficiencies across a wide variety of sectors. The revolution of Industry 4.0 is giving manufacturers faster, more flexible... Read more

With the spectacular four-year bull run of pharmaceutical and biotech valuations from 2011-2015 over, manufacturers understand that their need to adapt is more urgent than ever before. Here, George Walker, managing director of Novotek UK and... Read more

The smart factory is now an integral part of Industry 4.0 and Atlas Copco is taking its smart factory vision to the next level. The company's new project “Smart Connected Assembly – Powered by data”  addresses the various difficulties... Read more

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