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Technology

An integrated approach to robotics

With background debate concerning growth in the manufacturing sector, and the wider topic of whether the UK adopts automation and robotics in line with global competitors, Omron’s Robert Brooks addresses some of the issues that might be making machine builders nervous about using robotics. This article was featured in the Control, Drives & Automation magazine
Machines

The challenges of today’s machine building industry

The ramping up of the low wage economies in the machine building sector means that OEMs often feel they are working under the shadow of the threat of cheap imports. In the first of a series of articles, Robert Brooks and Karl Walker look at the ‘must-have’ features that will keep UK machine builders ahead
Technology

Changing the face of shop-floor automation with vision inspection technology

Dave Shepherd, CI Manager, Adams Foods & Olympus Automation’s Alan Francis explain how secure pack verification and OEE monitoring helps their business make decisions based on accurate data The fifth report from the seminars at the Total Processing & Packaging Exhibition    The opening of a new £30million cheese packing facility with 26 production lines prompted Adams Foods
Creators

Falsified medicines directive – it is now or never for pharmaceutical companies

EFPIA’s Christoph Krähenbühl provides an overview of the requirements of the legislation, how these will impact on companies and what it means in practical terms The third report from the seminars at the Total Processing & Packaging Exhibition     Christoph started by outlining the growing and substantial threat of falsified medicines penetrating the European pharmaceutical
Machines

Your cup of tea? Mespic’s packaging solution

Mespic, with headquarters in northeast Italy, has worked with Omron to develop innovative all-in-one packaging solutions that end-users now demand, and that successful machine makers strive to provide. A recent example is this end-of-line plant for secondary and final packaging of tea. Flexibility and versatility are the two main drivers for the evolution of packaging
Machines

Robotics integrates with vision, motion and PLC in single platform

A delta robot solution that is no more difficult to integrate into your system than any other standard automation component? Mark Simms takes a look at the latest part of Omron’s innovative Sysmac platform. These days machine builders who develop machines for the packaging industry are facing ever increasing challenges to provide designs that will