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OAL has won £900,000 of funding for its robotic ingredient handling project

Robotic ingredients handling project wins £900k funding

By James Ridler

Robotics and automation provider OAL has won £900,000 of funding for its robotic ingredients handling project, in partnership with the University of Lincoln and condiments manufacturer English Provender Company (EPC).

Robot workshop helps users choose

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Robot workshop helps users choose

By Rick Pendrous

Small UK food and drink manufacturers can discover why investing in robots needn’t be difficult at a seminar and workshop being organised by ABB Robotics later this month.

Falling costs and ease of use should boost robots in UK food manufacture

Time is now ripe for robot investment

By Rick Pendrous

Food and drink manufacturers in the UK have been urged to invest in robots and automation in their operations as labour costs continue to rise, robots become easier to use and their cost falls.

Food industry automation could benefit from the new £2bn fund

£2bn fund raises industry’s automation hopes

By Paul Gander

With the government pledging an additional investment of £2bn a year by 2020 for UK research and development – including a special fund for priority technologies, such as robotics – the food and drink sector will need to ensure that industrial applications...

RARUK's new vision system

Robots that work with humans

By Rick Pendrous

Some of the latest developments in human-robot collaboration were displayed by RARUK Automation, a RA Rodriguez company, at the Processing & Packaging Machinery Association (PPMA) Total Show 2016 at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre in September.

Omron acquisition extends its robot offering

PPMA Total Show 2016 preview

Omron acquisition extends its robot offering

By James Ridler

Omron will formally announce its acquisition of US robot supplier Adept Technologies at the show. This expands its portfolio of products with the addition of six-axis articulated robots.

Human friendly cage-free robots

PPMA Total Show 2016 preview

Human friendly cage-free robots

By Rick Pendrous

A collaborative robot, or ‘cobot’, designed for working safely with shopfloor staff, challenged to work alongside a caged cell containing a conventional robot, will be the centrepiece of Fanuc’s stand at the show.

Haacht Brewery in Belgium uses robots to fill and palletise kegs

Belgian brewer uses robots to palletise its kegs

By Rick Pendrous

The Haacht Brewery in Boortmeerbeek, said to be Belgium's third largest brewery, has revealed it has been using Fanuc industrial robots for around six years to process, fill and palletise the heavy beer kegs it handles, following a decision made...

Robots that don’t require guarding

PPMA show preview

Robots that don’t require guarding

An expanded range of processing and packaging automation equipment and ancillary products will be displayed R A Rodriguez. The equipment on show will include the full range of Universal Robots.

The UK is lagging behind on robotic uptake

Get to grips with robots

By Michelle Knott

Robotic systems don’t have to be as complex as many people believe. Michelle Knott reports

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