Robotics and Automation

Posts focusing on Robotics and Automation in all industries

Will robots take my job? 

The demand for automation is only growing and is applicable to every area of our lives. This blog explores if the demand for robotics will overtake the demand for a human workforce

What is a robot end effector?

Modern day problems require modern day solutions and automation really is the future. Understanding every aspect of robotics is necessary if you want to successfully incorporate it into your own processes so read this blog to stay clued in!

how to design a robot

How to design a robot

Designing a robot doesn’t need to be complicated. With the help of a group of partners, the RBTX low-cost automation platform ensures that designing your robot is quick, easy and can be cost-effective with a quick return on investment.

How to get started in robotics

Starting off in the world of Robotics doesn’t need to be expensive. In fact, it shouldn’t! At igus® we are a strong believer of this and with the new Apiro starter kit, you can learn, explore and try different systems without breaking the bank!

Avoid unplanned downtime with igus smart plastics

Avoid machine downtime – incorporate smart plastics in your production line

The cosmetics industry heavily relies on their production line in order to meet business expectations and perform successfully. Therefore, just like production line’s in any industry, unplanned downtime due to equipment failure cannot be a possibility. With industry 4.0 at igus®, you won’t have to worry about unanticipated pauses in production that can lead to huge expenses for your organisation.

How important is smart plastics technology in automotive production?

No one likes a failure. In our own lives or in industry. Both can be catastrophic. Heart failure can shut the body down, a technical failure can shut a production line down. Obviously different levels of catastrophe; however, in automotive production, a failure can shut production lines costing tens of thousands of pounds every hour they are down.

What is a gantry robot ?

With the rise of automation in manufacturing, products have to be adapted to suit the moving times. At igus® we have recently introduced a large palletiser robot gantry which is paving the way for a large low-cost robot. But what is a palletiser robot and why do we need them?