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robotics

Case study: automated silicone dispensing for illuminators in the detector and security industry

15 June 2017 case study

Our customer, GJD designs, produces and sells intruder detection products at its factory and head office in Heywood, Greater Manchester. One of GJD’s main products is its line of white-light and infra-red LED illuminators, marketed under the company’s Clarius® brand. Used principally in security applications, they also find other uses, including broadcast production. High performance […]

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Easy, affordable plasma surface treatment now automatable

30 May 2017 cleaning

You may already know of the Piezobrush PZ2 handheld plasma surface treatment system from our partner Relyon Plasma, which provides a simple, effective method of increasing adhesion and wetting on difficult-to-bond surfaces. If you would like your application to be semi-automated or fully automated, a version of the Piezobrush PZ2 is now available which is […]

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Automated plasma surface treatment package available

7 March 2017 robotics

Visitors to the our Technology Centre near Oxford will have noticed the enclosure containing a robot-mounted Relyon PB3 Plasmabrush plasma surface treatment system. We have created an integrated plasma surface treatment package which is being used for customer demonstrations and evaluations, and is available for purchase as a turnkey automated workstation. The Relyon PB3 Plasmabrush plasma treatment […]

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UK is starting to see a growth in the take-up of robotic automation

23 February 2017 robotics

According to the IFR (International Federation of Robotics) World Robotics Report 2015, there are 16,935 robots in the UK. There are 1,200 large UK manufacturing companies and 87,000 SMEs – between 10,000 and 20,000 of these are potential candidates for robotic automation. The latest forecast from the IFR says that by 2019, more than 1.4 […]

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Robots – significant opportunity for productivity enhancement

4 January 2017 dispensing

Today I was made aware of this interview on the BBC News, given by friend Mike Wilson, President of the British Automation and Robot Association (BARA). It takes place during the CBI  Conference in London last November, and Mike is asked to comment on Theresa May’s pledge to invest £2bn a year in an effort to […]

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Automated plasma surface treatment on demonstration

7 December 2016 robotics

If you’ve visited our Technology Centre here in Kidlington lately, you will have noticed the enclosure containing a robot-mounted Relyon PB3 Plasmabrush plasma surface treatment system.   Relyon plasma surface treatment products improve adhesion and wetting of surfaces which are otherwise difficult to bond, print on, coat or laminate. Atmospheric plasma surface treatment is both […]

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