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Let the robots do the dirty work

Published on MTD CNC by KUKA Robotics on 26 Jan 2018

Nuclear decommissioning and the disposal of nuclear waste is a complex and dangerous process. Current estimates suggest that the UK nuclear clear up could take in excess of a century and such is the complexity of the procedures involved, certainly so within high gamma radiation environments, we are not able to satisfy stringent health and safety requirements by manual processes alone.

REM Systems looks at Achieving the Rewards of Machine Tool Automation

Published on MTD CNC by REM Systems on 08 Jan 2018

There are a number of key stages when automating a manufacturing process, and each step will result in specific efficiency gains and business rewards.

Special Purpose Equipment

Published on MTD CNC by KUKA Robotics on 09 Oct 2017

Altec Engineering is a recognised System Partner for a number of leading manufacturers, including KUKA Robotics. When approached by an Aerospace customer, Altec, in partnership with KUKA, integrated a 6 axis KR6 robot to provide an automated handling solution for a Doosan Lynx CNC Lathe.

Robo-Trex makes light work of Qualiturn lights-out milling

Published on MTD CNC by Thame Workholding on 18 Jul 2017

Equipment such as bar-feed mechanisms have enabled businesses involved in turning operations to work in highly efficient lights-out modes for some years. Now, the availability of advanced automation aids, such as the Lang Robo-Trex system from Thame Workholding, are allowing forward thinking businesses to operate milling machines unmanned for extended periods. One such progressive company is Hertford based Qualiturn Products.

Aerospace Subcontractor Opts for Automation from Thame Workholding

Published on MTD CNC by Thame Workholding on 27 Feb 2017

As a global supplier to the aerospace industry, Produmax has just moved into a brand new high tech £3.1M facility in Baildon near Shipley to increase its workload and support its growth ambitions.   Actively involved in the Government backed Sharing in Growth Scheme (SiG), the company has benefitted from £1.2 million worth of business transformation support that has helped the company increase productivity, improve performance and reduce tooling spend.

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