Automation

Automation UK gathers momentum

Co-located with established industrial vision conference, MVC, Automation UK will highlight the latest industrial products and services, robots, robotic systems, systems integration, automation control parts and systems, sensors and machine safety

Credit: PPMA, UKIVA, BARA

UK automation show to launch in 2023

Automation UK, organised by the British robot and vision associations, will highlight the importance of robotics and systems integration to the growth of the UK economy

Robot solutions at the Manufacturing Technology Centre. Credit: Manufacturing Technology Centre

Enabling a new wave of automation

Responding to a report on UK adoption of robots and automation, UKIVA’s Neil Sandhu and Allan Anderson argue vision brings similar benefits for productivity

Investment in automation equipment is being made in battery production. Credit: Kuka

VDMA predicts 11% rise in automation sales this year

The VDMA pointed to a number of green technologies – including plans for the sixth largest solar power plant in the world to be built in Turkey – that are driving growth in automation equipment sales

Advantages of special lenses for top and side inspection vs multi-camera systems

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Many machine vision applications such as OCR/barcode reading on bottles and containers, or defect detection inside threaded bores require inspecting features randomly located both on the part outer or inner sides, and on the top and bottom surfaces. This paper describes the advantages of using special optics designed for 360° inspection (either using a pericentric design or various lens/mirror combinations) versus multi-camera systems or line-scan imaging.

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