Robot and automation

  • 07 February 2024

    Promoting technological excellence and energy efficiency

    The correct process temperature is an essential factor for production, especially in applications where it is necessary to comply with very tight thermal tolerances, such as in plastics processing, and, therefore, even small temperature variations may have a negative impact on process performance. This is...
  • 22 November 2023

    Customised solutions for the automation of extrusion lines

    Quality, application flexibility and an approach that always puts the customer at the centre: this is the philosophy behind the synergistic collaboration between Gefran and Bausano that is constantly renewed thanks to the excellence that characterises the products of both companies, allowing them to meet the needs of a steady evolving market...
  • 21 December 2022

    New fast, precise and with high payload industrial cobot

    ABB has launched the Swifti CRB 1300 industrial collaborative robot, bridging the gap between industrial and collaborative robots. Combining class-leading speed and accuracy with expanded load handling capability of up to 11kg, the Swifti CRB 1300 can be used in a wide variety of production and product handling applications - from...
  • 12 October 2022

    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...
  • 14 September 2022

    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...
  • 07 September 2022

    Moretto at K: not only technology but also passion, ideas and values

    Subject-matter expertise, competence and innovation are the pillars that have guided the Moretto business for over 40 years in pursuing a fundamental goal: to satisfy customer requests, to exceed expectations, to be the ideal partner in the supply of automations for the plastics processing industry. Passion, ideas, values and people characterize...
  • 27 July 2022

    Advanced communication at field level

    By the new KS-I industrial pressure transmitter, equipped with IO-Link 1.1 digital output and advanced diagnostic functions, Gefran is expanding its range of solutions dedicated to Industry 4.0. The KS family transducers, thanks to the sensitive element made using a proprietary film-deposited technology...
  • 25 May 2022

    Gefran at SPS with pervasive and sustainable digitalization

    Gefran is participating in the tenth edition of SPS Italia, which is taking place at Fiere di Parma (Parma, Italy) from May 24 to 26, where visitors are welcomed with a stand full of new products touching on the company four Business Units: sensors, industrial process control systems, electric drives and automation components...
  • 09 February 2022

    G-Vision from Gefran, new high performance multitouch HMI

    In the “Smart Connected Factories”, where HMI technologies make processes digital and enable people to make safer, more certain and faster decisions, the 4.0 paradigm requires simple and effective advanced interfaces which allow the operator to manage production systems that are increasingly interconnected and...
  • 22 December 2021

    Solid state relay with IO-link output

    The Italian multinational group specialised in the design and production of sensors, industrial process control systems, electric drives and automation components, Gefran, introduces GRP-H, the first range of single-phase solid-state relays with IO-Link digital communication protocol on the market. The GRP-H series, an evolution of...
  • 13 October 2021

    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...
  • 01 September 2021

    Innovate to produce better and reduce costs

    “Plastic products are essential in our everyday life” says Renato Moretto, founder and President of Moretto, manufacturer of auxiliary equipment for the plastics industry. “Our real challenge is to turn the critical issues related to plastics mass production into opportunities for the future...
  • 16 June 2021

    The Moretto auxiliary automation on show at Rosplast

    From June 15 to 17, Moretto is attending Rosplast 2021, the Russian exhibition held in Moscow. For the Italian company, Rosplast is a very important occasion to present the Russian market with its latest innovations for plastic materials processors in the automotive, medical, textile, beverage, packaging, electronics and cosmetics sectors...