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Local MP Visits RNA

Local MP Visits RNA

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Jack Dromey MP recently visited RNA Automation at their new factory in Castle Bromwich, to meet staff and see the latest high-tech machinery from the growing engineering business. Continue Reading

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Infographic Chinese Automotive Industry

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China is the world’s largest automotive market, both in terms of demand and supply. The market is dominated by a range of joint ventures between domestic and global manufacturers, and both domestic and global carmakers have been investing in the country in view of the long-term positive trends in the Chinese automotive industry.

The infographic shows a family tree of passenger car manufacturers in China 2019, including Chinese domestic manufacturers and brands and global manufacturers with joint ventures. Continue Reading

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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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Feeding and Handling of Valve Pistons

Feeding and Handling of Valve Pistons

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Correctly oriented feeding of valve pistons without damaging them. Continue Reading

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