Topic: Robotic

Pro’s and cons of using a robot or an X-Y gantry for picking and placing

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Construction: X-Y gantries are constructed using two parallel linear actuators coupled together with a drive shaft.  One of the actuators will be driven by a stepper or servo motor and... Read more

What’s the difference between Automation and Robotics?

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SP Technology's core business and strapline is "automation and robotics". So why isn't it just one or the other? Is there a difference? Since 1947, the term automation has become... Read more

Should I use a robot or an X-Y gantry for picking and placing?

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Picking and placing methods is an important application to look at when designing automation where there are a number of different ways that you can move a single component from... Read more

How Much Do Industrial Robots Cost?

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How Much Do Industrial Robots Cost? SP Technology are frequently asked the price of robots by our customers. The prices of the robots depend on many factors and taking these... Read more

Labour Shortages, Automation & Cobots

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The most prominent issue facing UK manufacturing today is the ongoing skills and labour shortage. This has been intensified over the past few years by the political turmoil around Brexit,... Read more

The Right Robot for the Job?

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The Right Robot for the Job? Alan Oakley Area Sales Manager - Scotland & Wales Kuka   Register here to attend the Kuka breakout session: Biography Alan has worked within... Read more

Universal Robots – How Can Robots Help SME’s?

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Universal Robots - How Can Robots Help SME's? Mary Gray UK Sales Manager Universal Register here to attend the Universal Robots breakout session: Biography UK manager for Universal Robots, previously... Read more

The Top Seven Types of Robots

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The Top Seven Types of Robots There are seven main types of robots; Articulated Cartesian Collaborative Robots SCARA Cylindical Delta Polar Each one has additional types of robot configuration and... Read more

Advantages & Disadvantages of Robotic Automation

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What are the Advantages & Disadvantages of Robotic Automation? Robotic automation is becoming more and more popular over a wide range of industries. Businesses are further realising the advantages and... Read more

What is a Robotic Systems Integrator?

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Integration is the process of programming and outfitting industrial robots so they can perform automated manufacturing tasks. Robotic integrators or systems integrator are companies that can analyse your robotic systems... Read more
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