Pick and place

The benefits of a pick and place machine

A pick and place machine is typically used in a manufacturing or industrial environment to pick individual items from one location and place them in another. The automated equipment is accurate and fast and can even place items in a predefined pattern, making processes such as palletising (the stacking of goods onto pallets for transportation or storage) much more efficient.
Industry news

Global robot installations exceed world record for second year running

A staggering 553,052 industrial robots were installed globally in 2022, demonstrating that the demand for robotics and automation shows no sign of abating. According to figures from the latest International Federation of Robotics (IFR) World Robotics Report, the numbers are not only an increase of 5% on the previous year but beat the world record of 500,000 units for the second year in a row.
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Automation in manufacturing: introducing RPA

When we talk about automation in manufacturing, we usually mean the introduction of robotics or other machinery in order to speed up manual processes. However, this isn’t the only way that automation can be introduced into a manufacturing operation. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is growing in popularity amongst manufacturers as they seek to ensure their back office functions run as smoothly as the rest of their business.

What is an automatic palletiser?

From layer palletisers to cartesian palletisers, in the competitive world of manufacturing an automatic palletiser is a valuable addition to a production line. But what is a palletiser? What does a palletiser do and why is it such a beneficial piece of equipment? In this blog, we take a closer look at the features and benefits of palletisers, delve into the different types and provide an overview of the brands available.