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igus has once again demonstrated its innovation prowess, this time in bringing to market a low-cost delta robot that will potentially pay for itself in just a few months. Based on standard igus components, the concept was first shown as a demo at Southern Manufacturing earlier this year where it created a huge amount of interest.

It is testament to igus' vision and agility as a company that the product, which offers such huge savings over any other alternative on the market, has been made available to buy well within a year. Read more in the lead story, right.

Charlotte Stonestreet
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Low-priced delta robot

Cost-effective, and quick and easy to implement, the new Delta robot from igus is available directly from stock as a kit or delivered pre-assembled ready to install. Its maintenance-free belt drive units, lubrication-free link rods, encoders and stepper motors combine to create a lightweight, low-cost automation solution for tasks such as pick and place.

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New Precision Power Analyzer generation

Yokogawa Test & Measurement has launched its next generation of Precision Power Analyzer: The new WT5000 combines exceptional accuracy with stability, noise immunity and flexibility to meet the measurement needs of developers of energy-efficient systems.

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Desire for continued regulatory alignment with EU after Brexit

An overwhelming majority of UK industrial product manufacturers want continued regulatory alignment with the EU, a new industry survey has revealed.

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Swimming robot inspired by nature

The undulating fin movements of marine animals such as the cuttlefish have provided the inspiration for a new Bionic concept swimming robot from industrial automation specialists Festo.

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Rockwell & US Embassy host summit on business value of I4.0

Together with Embassy of the United States, Rockwell Automation has hosted senior industry executives from across the UK to discuss how to deliver the value of Industry 4.0. A major topic of the day was how the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Industry 4.0 is working across Parliament to promote the adoption of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).

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Danfoss acquires AXCO-Motors

With the acquisition of AXCO-Motors, a technology leader in large electric solutions (from 250 kW and up to 6 MW) for applications like maritime vessels and off-highway vehicles, Danfoss has strengthened its global position within mobile electrification.

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ABB's YuMi comes to Smartech Selfridges

High street shops meet high tech manufacturing as Smartech Selfridges customers enjoy a cup of coffee served by ABB's collaborative robot, YuMi.

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Flexible electronic & electric device labelling

Communicate instructions to increase ease of use, safety and compliance of any device on a reliable label that can last the lifetime of many electronic and electric devices. Get samples and download the free labelling guide!

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Weidmüller Klippon® Connect terminal blocks with PUSH IN technology

Whether through simple handling, more space in the control cabinet or time saved during installation, the Klippon® Connect range of terminals makes a significant contribution towards increasing productivity, efficiency and safety and offers impressive benefits throughout the entire panel building process.

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New microstepping drive range with multiple communication options

Applied Motion Products' new STF series open loop stepper drives feature industrial Ethernet, CANopen and Modbus protocols. Available with full support from the UK motion control specialists Mclennan, STF series open loop microstepping drives are designed for optimal use where machine builders and OEMs prefer to integrate industrial Ethernet or other industry standard fieldbus protocols into automation control systems.

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High performance Ultra EC motors

The ECT line of high performance Ultra EC motors are design optimised to sustain extremely demanding repetitive working cycles. These four pole 30ECT64 brushless motors provide ultra high continuous and peak torques while maintaining smooth operation and long life.

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3D camera series: Ensenso X models with 5 MP resolution cameras

IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH now offers the modular Ensenso X 3D camera system with high-resolution 5 MP industrial cameras featuring the IMX264 CMOS Sony sensor. Compared to the currently available 1.3 MP sensors, they allow for an expanded field of view, higher resolution and lower noise levels. As always, the models of the 3D camera family are easy to set up and operate via the EnsensoSDK.

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Fieldbus modules for enhanced plant efficiency

ifm electronic now offers a new and rapidly expanding range of modules for common bus networks designed to allow full communication to the latest field devices. The new AL series modules naturally offer network compatibility to nodes on the same level and upwards to the PLC, but also include expanded communications to sensor level, opening up vast new opportunities for plant efficiency.

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Interact with the latest industry innovations

Advanced Engineering 2018, celebrates its 10 year anniversary this year. Join the UK's largest annual gathering of OEMs and engineering supply chain professionals and source products and services from over 600 exhibitors, hear from industry experts across 6 open forums, interact with the latest industry innovations and network using AE Connect meeting service.

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