close x

Category Archives: Others

Human-Robot Collaboration: Case Stories

Human-Robot Collaboration: Case Stories

Written by:

The term ‘collaborative robot’ is used for those robots that detect the presence of other objects (humans or machines) working in the area and are programmed to prevent collisions and injury. In recent years, safety barriers to separate humans and robots have started to disappear as the new breed collaborative robot has entered the market and the safe features allow humans and robots to work together in more efficient and productive ways. Continue Reading

Others Recent news0 comments

Keep the Noise Down

Keep the Noise Down

Written by:

Noise in the workplace is becoming an increasingly important issue these days and it is hard to avoid the constant advertisements from compensation lawyers seeking clients for hearing loss claims.

Continue Reading

Others Recent news0 comments

Human and Robot, no more separation

Human and Robot, no more separation

Written by:

The term collaborative robots refers to robots designed to work in direct interaction with humans within a defined collaborative workspace. Collaborative robots are creating a new kind of manufacturing workforce and opening the door to a greater human-robot co-habitation. Continue Reading

Others Recent news0 comments

Automated Vision Inspection System – A path to a Turnkey Solution

Automated Vision Inspection System – A path to a Turnkey Solution

Written by:

Stage 1: Concept
A vision inspection project begins with concept development. Engineers from a vision system integration company work closely with the customer, to define their objectives and requirements, then to understand system functional specifications and select the vision system concept that best suits their application requirements. A good and experienced vision system integrator helps their customers develop an initial idea, or fill in knowledge gaps about vision and automation. Continue Reading

Others0 comments

What to look for in an automation partner?

What to look for in an automation partner?

Written by:

Choosing the right automation solution partner is critical to the long-term success of your business. It can make a big difference in your plant’s productivity, as well as the opportunities and potential for the future development. But what are the main objectives for having an automation partner? Does it just need to complement a single project? Or a complete system build? A need for semi-automated assembly line, or an overall production line transformation? That is why it’s important to identify your objectives and needs in advance. Continue Reading

Others0 comments

How Flexible Automation Increases Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE)

How Flexible Automation Increases Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE)

Written by:

In our last article we discussed how to measure the effectiveness of the production line using Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE) as a practice metric.  To calculate OEE requires data on three contributing factors: Availability, Performance, Quality. (OEE = Availability x Performance x Quality) Continue Reading

Others0 comments

How to measure the effectiveness of your production line?

How to measure the effectiveness of your production line?

Written by:

In today’s globally competitive business environment, manufacturers continually strive to improve their performance by enhancing the production line’s effectiveness to meet the needs of an ever-changing market. Various lean manufacturing tools have been applied to make improvements in the productivity and reliability of the production process. Methods such as Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), launched by Nakajima (1988), have been implemented by many firms to maintain and improve the integrity of the production line. Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), as a standardised operations performance metric of the TPM concept, allows manufacturers to benchmark against competitors in the same industry.

Continue Reading

Others0 comments

Industrial Automation of Food Processing

Industrial Automation of Food Processing

Written by:

Industrial automation in food industry usually falls behind in adopting new technology than in other industries, and manual handling and assembling covers a wide range of activities. That is largely because of the highly variable features of the food products, for example vegetables, fruits, meat, seafood etc… Continue Reading

Others0 comments

Automated Hydroforming project for IBP Connex

Automated Hydroforming project for IBP Connex

Written by:

“I would have no hesitation in using or recommending the services that RNA offer for technical solutions and project management skills for future projects”. – Mark Cheshire, Product development and process engineer, Project manager of Automated Hydroforming project for IBP Connex Continue Reading

Others0 comments

Bowl tooling

Bowl tooling

Written by:

Tooling a vibratory feeder bowl has often been described as a black art. Two bowl tooling technicians working side-by-side on bowls for the same part may come up with two completely different solutions. Orientation of a component can often be predicted by how parts will behave in a vibratory feeder bowl by dropping a handful on a table and analysing their positions.

By knowing a components  centre of gravity, you  can get an idea of a components natural orientation, often  parts dropped on a table top will give  their natural orientation. Continue Reading

Featured products Others Recent news0 comments

  • Contact Details

    RNA Automation Ltd

    Unit C Castle Bromwich Business Park Tameside Drive, Birmingham B35 7AG

    T:  +44 (0)121 749 2566

    E:  sales@rnaautomation.com

    Fax:  +44 (0)121 749 6217

Free Consultation

Contact us today for a free consultation, process review or quote

  • Read our Privacy Policy to learn how we manage and protect your submitted information.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.