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Robots and automation for every need

Many applications of Star Automation Europe product range will be on display at the company booth at the K 2022 show, starting from an XW-1000VIP cartesian robot displayed on a Shibaura EC180SX3-8A injection moulding machine. It is a preview of the new XW-VIP cartesian robot series, which soon will replace...

Viper 4 is coming, a compact and efficient robot

Engel extends its series of linear robots for K 2022 with the new viper 4. What is currently the smallest viper model sees the Austrian injection moulding machine manufacturer and automation expert explore a new approach. The use of low-voltage drive technology significantly boosts the energy efficiency. This innovation is...

Manufacturers of injection moulding machines and robots test OPC 40079

On April 5 and 6, 2022, manufacturers of injection moulding machines and robots met at Baumüller in Nuremberg (Germany) for a so-called plugfest to test the new digital interface OPC 40079. The main focus was on connecting devices from different manufacturers with each other. It became apparent where the specification still has weaknesses...

Engel acquires TMA Automation and strengthens itself in automation

Injection moulding machine manufacturer Engel has acquired the majority interest in TMA Automation in Gdynia, Poland. This strategic investment sees Engel reinforce its leading position in the field of injection moulding process automation. "Engel has a strong presence in Eastern Europe, and with the acquisition of TMA is taking...

Star Automation Europe to reach Sweden with Green & Co

In order to expand its operations on European markets, Star Automation Europe, a manufacturer of robots and automation systems, recently entered an agency agreement with Green & Co, a Swedish company based in Anderstorp. Founded in 1946 by Thure Green, whose nephew Johan is still the owner and president...

Sumitomo launches first own-label robot series at Fakuma 2021

At Fakuma 2021, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery presents its first own-branded robot series solution. Based on two compact "handle&place" solutions, the new SAM-C (Sumitomo Demag. Automation. Machine - Cartesian) development will initially comprise four payload sizes - 3, 5, 10 and 20 kg - with the SAM platform...

ABB to acquire Asti Mobile Robotics to drive next generation of flexible automation with AMRs

A leading global autonomous mobile robot (AMR) manufacturer with a broad portfolio across all major applications enabled by the company’s software suite, Asti Mobile Robotics Group will be acquired by ABB. This will expand ABB’s robotics and automation offering, making it the only company to offer a complete portfolio for...

IRB 1300 robot by ABB for harsh and clean room applications

The 6-axis IRB 1300 industrial robot by ABB includes new protection elements that enable it to be used in tough industrial applications and contamination-free production processes, opening new opportunities for increased productivity, improved product quality and reduced cycle times in a variety of industries including...

Fanuc partners with Recycleye to robotize recycling industry

One of the world’s largest robotics manufacturers, Fanuc, is breaking into the waste management industry by partnering with intelligent waste management startup Recycleye. Over the past 12 the months, Recycleye has combined its validated AI computer vision technology with Fanuc’s 60 years of experience in automation, to...

Star Automation Europe relies on Parco Innovation for South East France

On February 25, 2021, Star Automation Europe appointed Parco Innovation as its commercial agent for South-East France, following the retirement of the previous agent, Rudy Di Giuseppe. Since 2008 Parco Innovation has been distributing conveyor and peripheral belts for various applications in the injection moulding sector, from...

Charles de Forges new CEO of Sepro Group

Bringing almost 20 years of experience in senior management roles at business-to-business companies, Charles de Forges has been appointed as new CEO of Sepro Group. “We took our time in finding our new CEO,” said, Eric Radat, President of Sepro Group, “but, in Charles de Forges, we have found...

More than an open house

Campetella Robotic Calling 2020 took place from October 1 to mid-November. The open house event was organized in order to present two fast IML systems and the new concepts developed by the Italian manufacturer of robots and automation systems. Everything was taken care of in detail and nothing was left to chance with the aim of...

An autumn on the rise for Star Automation Europe

Record-breaking figures for Star Automation Europe in October, with incoming orders about 15% higher than the best month of 2019. The company announced this result in a press release, also stating that, based on the portfolio of already confirmed orders, November should also be at the same level as October...

Compact station for painting car interiors with ABB robots

ABB’s latest innovative solution for automotive manufacturing - the Compact Interior Paint station - combines 12 robots to offer a space-saving alternative to traditional robotic interior painting solutions, helping automotive OEMs reduce the footprint of their paint booths by up to 33%, while being able to paint a variety of vehicle types, from...

Fanuc supplies 1400 robots to Volkswagen

The automation specialist and industrial robot manufacturer Fanuc supports Volkswagen in the expansion of future-oriented drive technologies. The company is supplying a total of around 1,400 robots to the VW plants in Emden, Germany, and Chattanooga, USA. The Fanuc robots will be used in body shop and battery production...

“Campetella Robotic Calling”: 30 days of open house on IML technology

Starting from October 1, “Campetella Robotic Calling” is a 30-day open house organized by Campetella Robotic Center at its headquarters in Montecassiano (Macerata, Italy) to present latest generation robots and autonomous mobile robots (AMR) for increasing performances of its IML technology. Two special applications, which comply with...