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Fanuc UK to host virtual injection moulding event

Posted on 12 Oct 2020 and read 469 times
Fanuc UK to host virtual injection moulding eventCoventry-based Fanuc UK is hosting a virtual event focusing on automation for the injection moulding industry at the end of November.

The online showcase, which will be hosted from 23 to 27 November, will allow moulding companies to get to grips with emerging automation technology from any location. Delegates will also be able to experience a virtual tour of Fanuc UK’s headquarters, as well as view a number of cutting-edge exhibits.

Front and centre will be a number of machines from Fanuc’s Roboshot automated injection moulding series, with attendees able to view demonstrations from Fanuc’s UK showroom. Different Roboshot machines will be displayed with a range of ancillary automation equipment, including Fanuc industrial and collaborative robots, as well as number of third-party solutions from suppliers such as Hi-Tech Automation.

Tom Bouchier, Fanuc UK managing director, said: “2020 has been immensely challenging in a number of ways, but the resilience of UK manufacturing and its ability to adapt is unwavering. In this vein, we have decided to host this virtual event, to showcase how automation can help moulding companies from both a safety and productivity standpoint.

“While there are certain aspects of a physical event that cannot be replicated virtually, the fact that circumstances have necessitated this does hold a couple of positives.

“For instance, the number of attendees to physical events are limited by the space available, but the fact that this is virtual means we can open our doors to as many people as possible.

“Last year, our first ever Open House was a brilliant platform to discuss automation’s role in improving UK manufacturing, and this builds on that by offering application-specific illustrations how to improve manufacturing processes.”

The event will also highlight the capabilities of Fanuc’s new lightweight collaborative robot, the CRX10iA.

Alongside Roboshot and cobots, there will be the opportunity to see Fanuc’s entire portfolio of industrial robots and automation solutions.

The IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) area will display software products such as MT-LINKi, ZDT (zero downtime), and IIoT platform FIELD, allowing visitors to see real-time quality, machine, and order status monitoring of all machines and robot cells.

Mr Bouchier concluded: “Our hope is that this event will help to demonstrate how automation can help UK manufacturing improve its position in relation to international competitors.

“With a special focus on injection moulding, it will showcase the latest technology, and ultimately provide a platform for those interested in boosting productivity to explore their potential.”

For more information and to sign up for the event, please visit: www.rstechnologydays.fanuc.eu