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Educational visit of students of WMG, University of Warwick

Educational visit of students of WMG, University of Warwick

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On Friday 12th April we opened our doors to postgraduate students from the EngBM, PPM & SAE courses of University of Warwick to give them an exclusive behind the scenes look into what goes on in our busy factory. Continue Reading

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RNA appoint new Engineering Manager

RNA appoint new Engineering Manager

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RNA has appointed Phil Baker as Engineering Manager to head up the Manufacturing Team.

Phil brings with him wide-ranging experience in design, engineering and project management and will be responsible for overseeing projects from initial planning right through to fulfilment. A keen advocate of innovation and the introduction of emerging technology, Phil intends to apply these new initiatives at RNA. Continue Reading

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Poka Yoke in Manufacturing

Poka Yoke in Manufacturing

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Humans make mistakes, and these mistakes can cause defective products.

Poka Yoke, also known as mistake-proofing, is a technique for avoiding simple human errors at work. The idea was originally developed in the 1960s by Shigeo Shingo who was one of the IE engineers at Toyota.

Poka Yoke’s are mechanisms used to eliminate errors by effectively making it impossible to make mistakes in a given process. And they can be used everywhere. Continue Reading

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Continued Growth at RNA

Continued Growth at RNA

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It has been an exciting time at RNA recently and after the move to a new factory last year, there have been a number of new additions to the group to meet increasing demand. In Engineering we welcome four new members to the team; Sanjay Mann joins as a Senior Design Engineer, Johnathan Leigh as a Trainee Designer, Andy Field comes in as Machine Shop Supervisor along with Steven Lee who joins as a Machinist. Continue Reading

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RNA joins PlastikCity’s ‘Find a Supplier’

RNA joins PlastikCity’s ‘Find a Supplier’

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Keen to raise our profile within the UK plastics industry, we are delighted to announce RNA has now become a PlastikCity Partner.

RNA are featured under the ‘Find a Supplier’ section of their website for ‘Automation Systems’ and ‘Industrial Six Axis & Collaborative Robots’. We are excited that this new partnership will be bringing our automation solutions to an even wider audience.

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How to Choose – Options for Part Presentation in Robotic Assembly

How to Choose – Options for Part Presentation in Robotic Assembly

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The cost to present parts to a robot for machine loading and assembly has often been underestimated. Part-presentation within a flexible automation system will usually depend upon a number of factors such as the manufacturing process, product design and the material handling system as a whole. Continue Reading

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A welcome to our new members

A welcome to our new members

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Matt Lloyd joins RNA as Project Manager where he is responsible for the coordination of all technical activities on assigned projects, as well as the communication flow to the customer. He is working closely with the RNA team to strengthen relationships with customers and with our key suppliers.
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RNA Newsletter April Issue 2018

RNA Newsletter April Issue 2018

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RNA Newsletter January Issue 2018

Case Study: Robotic Feeding System Handles Swiss Watches’ Parts
Asyril Technical Training
We’re moving in May 2018
RNA take up 10K challenge for Birmingham Children’s Hospital
New Generation of Control Units: RNA Smart Control
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Global Robot Market By 2020 | Trends

Global Robot Market By 2020 | Trends

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Source: IFR World Robotics 2017
In 2017, global industrial robot sales are estimated to increase by 18% to about 346,800 units. From 2018 to 2020, global industrial robot sales are estimated to increase by at least 15% on average per year. Between 2017 and 2020 it is estimated that more than 1.7 million new industrial robots will be installed in factories around the world. Continue Reading

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Cost of Manual Labour vs. Automation Infographic

Cost of Manual Labour vs. Automation Infographic

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Manual Labour vs. Automation One of the many benefits of automation is reducing manual labour costs. But due to the fear of the high initial cost, the investment in automation have been put on hold in many cases. We illustrate a case study by comparing an automated solution to a traditional solution to production, and the potential for payback or the Return on Investment (ROI). Continue Reading

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