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The Robotics and Motion division provides products, solutions and related services that increase industrial productivity and energy efficiency. The division's motors, generators, drives, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), functional safety and robotics provide power, motion and control for a wide range of automation applications. Products from this division integrate seamlessly. ABB products are proven to reduce operating costs, improve product quality and consistency in various industries. With increases in hygiene, up-time, change-overs and total through-put with fewer accidents on the shop floor, ABB automation could really be the key for manufacturers to unlock new levels of competitiveness and productivity.
Comau, a member of the FCA Group, is a worldwide leader in delivering advanced industrial automation solutions that integrate products, technologies and services to help companies of all sizes increase plant efficiency while lowering operating costs and optimizing returns. Headquartered in Turin, Italy, Comau has over 40 years of factory-proven experience, and an international network of 34 locations, 15 manufacturing plants and 5 innovation centers that span 17 countries and employ more than 9,000 people. With a strong focus on innovation, Comau is committed to developing competency through the formation of individuals and groups as part of its open automation approach. Comau is driving the future of production automation by engineering lean and sustainable solutions and products. Its modular, flexible and highly-configurable products can be tailored to meet the needs of each individual customer. Through the continuous development of products and services, Comau is able to lead the automation industry in every phase of a project - from design, implementation and installation, to production start-up and maintenance services. Its comprehensive offering includes manufacturing and assembly solutions, powertrain machining, robotics and asset maintenance services for a wide range of industrial sectors.
FANUC UK provides industrial automation solutions - from the supply of over 100 robot models CNC controllers, drilling machines, EDM and injection moulding machines through to the complete integration of factory automation systems. Providing a single customer support portal for its three core businesses, FANUC UK comprises Robotics - industrial robots and systems; FA - CNC Controllers, motors and drives; Robomachines - EDM, Injection Moulding, drilling machines. Robotics - FANUC's Robotics business manufactures the widest range of robots in the world for applications from micro electronics assembly to the forging of precision aerofoils for jet engines - in industries as diverse as pharmaceutical and food processing - and with maximum payloads up to 2.3 tonne. Over 480,000 FANUC robots are operating worldwide with production currently geared to meet demands of 6,500 per month. FANUC Robots are truly 'out of the box' automation designed to be totally flexible and, with application specific options, straight-forward to integrate. Our new collaborative robot range sets FANUC apart from other robot suppliers as it is the only one to be TUV certified and has a heavy payload in the order of over 35kg greater than competitors. With no fencing required and vision included this robot opens up a whole new world of opportunities. CNC - FANUC's FA business manufactures CNC controls, drive systems and laser systems - with 65% market share in the global CNC control sector FANUC is the market leader. FANUC CNC is the controller of choice for the world's leading machine tool manufacturers - continuously developing functionality sees FANUC CNC control being used in a wide range of applications - combining powerful control and high precision with unparalleled reliability. FANUC Servo Drives and Motors are well proven - aimed at the machine builder they offer a vast range of high performance compact designs. The high availability and ease of maintenance together with world class energy efficient designs make them the motors of choice for thousands of OEMs around the World. Robomachine - FANUC's Robomachine business manufactures ROBODRILL vertical machining centres, ROBOCUT Wire EDM machines and ROBOSHOT electric injection moulding machines. Customer support - From initial sales enquiry with FANUC through the life of the product FANUC provides one single contact point to make sure support is always at hand with up to date advice, genuine warranted parts, and, whenever possible, obsolescence avoidance solutions that ensure lifetime delivery of maximum efficiency.
Kawasaki Robotics manufactures and supplies industrial robots that can be found working efficiently in all industry sectors. From the most delicate laboratory process to the heaviest palletising application Kawasaki offers a range of proven products that get the job done. The name Kawasaki is synonymous with high speed, reliability and quality and not just on the race track. Kawasaki Robotics, a member company of Kawasaki Heavy Industries Group, has been providing high performance industrial robots for manufacturing processes since 1969. New models have been added to the already extensive range and continue to offer best in class performance and capability, meeting customer demands for increased flexibility, intelligent control and high speed. Kawasaki's UK based Team has a wealth of knowledge on Picking, Placing and Palletising applications for the Food and Pharma sector. After sales support and training are both provided from Kawasaki's Warrington base where customers are also able to see system simulations and demonstrations to ensure the best solution is applied. Call now for further information Tel: +44-1925-713000.
KUKA offer over 40 years of experience as an automated robotic system and solution integrator within the manufacturing industry. From concept to completion, KUKA will work with you to ensure that we support your business' growth and tailor our systems to the specific needs of your operation, delivering solutions that improve business efficiencies, increase productivity and deliver cost savings through best practice management. KUKA's solutions are custom built and fully integrated into your application via our dedicated team of engineers, from a single unit to large multiple robot turnkey solutions. With a proven track record of serving manufacturers across a number of vertical markets, from automotive to pharmaceutical, KUKA will always identify a solution with customer satisfaction at the forefront of its design, providing clients with the quickest route to production. KUKA's complete robot range has a synergy of control language and architecture. They are used by many well-known names in the UK manufacturing industry in diverse sectors, such as construction materials, electronics, food processing, healthcare, logistics and plastics. Typical applications include pick and place, order picking and assembly, packaging, palletising & depalletising, 3Dp, welding, mobile robotics and clean room applications.
Nachi Europe U.K. is a branch of Nachi Europe GmbH Germany and we are a robot distributor and sales & support office for our parent company Nachi Fujikoshi- Japan, a leading robot supplier with over 100,000 robots installed worldwide. Nachi supply industrial articulated 4, 6 & 7 axis robots with payloads ranging from 1kg to 1000kg. We provide sales, support and training for our robots which can be used in a wide variety of applications.
Staubli: an international group serving all industrial sectors known worldwide for the quality of our design and innovation for more than a century, the Staubli Group has brought its renowned engineering expertise and technological ingenuity to the forefront of robotics.

Since 1982, we have built a highly regarded robotics business, and more significantly, transformed the way thousands of manufacturing operations perform. Staubli provide high performance in all areas of industry. Designed to work in the most hostile environments as well as cleanrooms.

Wherever speed, compactness, precision and reliability are demanded, Staubli has the right technology - regardless of industry sector or type of application. Life sciences: exceptionally clean, precise and accurate robots suitable for Grade A through Grade D environments, providing ideal solutions to the unique requirements of the life sciences sector.

Machine tending: Robots with specialised features such as enclosed arms, IP65 arm protection with IP67 wrist, compact footprints and multiple mounting options. High speed machining: The RX160 robot offers a flexible solution for handling various machining operations.

Food: Food processing robots designed to increase throughput and efficiency by minimising manual intervention, covering a wide range of food industry applications.

Plastics: D-axis robots designed specifically for the plastics industry, meeting a wide range of automation needs such as high speed demolding, two-shot molding and much more.

Painting: Operating in a range of industrial sectors, Staubli paint robots meet all needs for automated finishing, from traditional application to electrostatic processes.

Semiconductor / cleanroom: Automation solutions designed to perform precisely controlled applications with exceptional accuracy, high speed, and dramatically improved particle reduction.
TM Robotics (Europe) Ltd is responsible for the sales, marketing and support of Toshiba Machine's Industrial Robots throughout Europe. Toshiba Machine manufacture an extensive range of SCARA, Cartesian and 6 axis robots which can be used in assembly, pick and place, sealing, materials handling, palletising and packaging applications. Toshiba Machine has a history of continuous, in-house development of all robot hardware and software. Their versatile and established product range, which is combined with TM Robotics know-how, training and local applications support makes us the ideal partners for your robot projects and requirements.
UR's employees & offices: * We currently have 490+ employees consisting of 35+ different nationalities. Around two thirds are based at HQ in Odense, Denmark, and the rest in the following 14 countries: USA (5 offices), Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Czech Republic, Turkey, China (3 offices), India (2 offices), Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Mexico - a total of 22 offices. In addition, we have around 300 partners around the world. UR's global cobot market share: * Our cobot market share is 58% according to analyst firm BIS Research. We only quote global market share, not regional/local. UR has sold more cobots than all competitors combined. We are both the frontrunner and the pioneer of cobots, having sold the first commercially viable cobot back in December 2008. We will maintain our market share and momentum by continuing to invest heavily in R&D, out-innovate competitors, and staying ahead of the curve. UR+: * We're not just providing a cobot: With UR+ we have created a platform that leverages our innovative global ecosystem, which strengthens our technical leadership position. This unique concept allows us to focus on delivering the best cobot on the market while working closely with 3rd party developers which ensures that our partners and end-users can deploy quickly by choosing UR+ products optimized to work seamlessly with our cobots. It's a shared business value model that we extend to our sales channel partners. * Currently we have 69 certified UR+ products and 266 approved commercial developer companies in the UR+ program.
YASKAWA's integrated DMCR product portfolio generates synergies between "Drives & Motion" and "Robotics" under a single brand name for the benefit of our customers. YASKAWA employs over 1500 staff in Europe offering a very broad portfolio and comprehensive local services via subsidiaries in 14 countries. YASKAWA Electric develops and produces all the key technologies and components for our own products, giving us unique system expertise and total product control. As a result, our products are renowned for their excellent reliability. YASKAWA UK Ltd Unit 2, Johnson Park, Wildmere Road Banbury, Oxon OX16 3JU, UK T: + 44 (0) 1295 272755 F: + 44 (0) 1295 267127 E:


About Us Dedicated to providing expert solutions for a fluid and complex industry, Automation Experts spans all of the principal Manufacturing, Processing and Utility sectors with additional cover to Systems Integrators, Machinery OEM's and Consultancies. Working with key industry players, our flexible approach has yielded substantial repeat business, and based in the heart of the UK's manufacturing we are well placed to respond to the diverse industry requirements of today's market. Client Support BSI approved and members of the REC, we pride ourselves on our high level of professional and flexible services. We offer support for the entire project including sales/applications, design, project management and after-sales service and support. It is our aim to deliver customer satisfaction by offering a service which will ultimately save you time, money and add value to your business. Automation Experts can tailor any recruitment process to suit your needs offering a variety of options including: ➢ An initial database and web search to identify suitable candidates ➢ Vacancies posted free of charge on relevant job boards ➢ Liaison with candidates, screening of CV's and the completion of initial interviews resulting in a short list of suitable Engineers ➢ Arranging and coordination of interviews including structured feedback By working in partnership we can ensure your staffing requirements are resolved quickly and successfully, offering full support for your immediate and planned recruitment strategies. Other services include advertising campaigns, search assignments, website management and personal profiling, full details of which are available on request. Candidate Support Our service is professional, confidential and free of charge. You will be allocated an experienced Consultant who will manage your aspirations and development at every stage of your career offering support and guidance from initial discussion stages through to your first day of your new role. We work to stringent procedures enabling us to match your requirements to the ideal position. As a registered engineer, you automatically become eligible for our referral scheme where you receive £250 tax free for every Maintenance Engineer and £500 tax free for all other Engineers that we place in permanent employment who have been recommended by you. Registration is easy - you can send a copy of your up-to-date CV directly to us, or alternatively register on our automated website where you will also find a full list of live vacancies. Key Industries Oil & Gas Water & Utilities Food & Beverage Distribution Automotive Pharmaceutical Machine Tool Nuclear Power Generation Steel & Metals PackagingKey Technologies PLC SCADA HMI CNC ROBOTS SOFTWARE DCS DRIVES Job Titles Sales & Applications Hardware Design & Software Engineering PLC Systems Design & SCADA Integration Mechanical Design & Project Engineering Installation & Commissioning Site Service Training & Technical Support.
Axelent is an expanding, leading company that manufactures and sells machine guarding and warehouse partitioning systems for machine constructors, storage equipment suppliers and building contractors. Axelent safety is also included in the Axelent Group, a knowledgeable company with total responsibility for the entire accident prevention process, from design to CE-approved facillity. Speed and service are guiding words that characterise Axelent's entire organisation and activities. Axelent Ltd UK offers consultancy, sales, site surveys, installations and on going technical support.
Aylesbury Automation is internationally known for their superb Vibratory Parts Feeders and associated equipment for the orientation and handling of parts. With a highly skilled workforce - design, manufacture, assembly and test including electrical and software; a range of Special Purpose Machines, of the highest quality are made each year to customers requirements. Advanced robotic integration into both customers existing processes and within new machines with or without vision.
ETT offers a vast range of end-of-line packaging equipment: from reliable individual system modules to high-end complete turnkey systems and then onto palletising and automated distribution handling solutions. ETT designs and manufactures systems that meet both current and future requirements such as space-saving Monoblock packers, customer-specific robot systems, flexible product sorting units or state-of-the-art wraparound modules for promotionally effective shelf-ready packaging. Innovative drive and control technologies, typical German quality, reliability and experienced teams form the basis of ETT's success. Continual development, sustainable concepts and custom made solutions ensures that ETT will stay at the forefront of the packaging industry.
PROMALYON is specialised in end of line automation systems such as palletising robots and case packing robots. Our bespoke solutions are suitable to every products and all industries (food&drinks, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, packaging, ...) Our mission is to increase your productiveness thanks to efficient and easy to use robotic solutions.
PWR Pack Limited supplies a range of specialised equipment to the food industry. We specialise in pick and place robotic systems manufactured by our own company in Holland. We build our own robots, write all necessary software and deliver complete turnkey solutions. We are the sole agents in UK and Ireland for bedo Verpackungstechnik GmbH who manufacture a range of secondary packaging equipment. We supply piston and volumetric fillers from LEONHARDT Germany, reliable, high speed tray denesters from CARSOE, located in Denmark.
Rittal is one of the largest and most widely known manufacturers of enclosures and accessories for the electrical, electronic and IT industries throughout the world. The enclosure systems have complete integration compatibility with Rittal's Power Distribution components and Thermal Management Systems. Other areas of technical expertise are Motor Control Centres and Hygienic Design enclosures. There is an extensive range of design and calculation software to aid design.
Robotics and Drives is Innovative Robotics Solutions Provider that supply systems globally and are the worlds first ABB Authorised Value Provider, Robotics and Drives supply Specialised Robotic Systems for High Speed Palletising, Stacking, Wrapping, Tracking, 3d Vision ,Cornerpost Application as well as Case Packing, PickPlace and Assembly solutions using the latest Robotic and Cobotic Solutions, these systems can be used in conjunction with operators and include the latest in safety technology. RDS can supply full solutions or else be part of a larger integrated project. With Onsite customer test facilities, R&D development suites plus complete Robotic training and aftersales support RDS can deliver your complete solution.
RU Robots is a small, high technology company specialising in the development of advanced robotics, remote handling systems and advanced user interface assessment and design. RU Robots also carries out feasibility studies and technical audits relating to the use of advanced robots in novel applications.
SCHUNK is a competence leader for gripping systems and clamping technology. More than 3,000 employees in 9 plants and 33 directly owned subsidiaries ensure an intensive market presence.

With more than 11,000 standard components SCHUNK offers the world’s largest assortment of gripping systems and clamping technology from one source.
Troax UK Ltd are a leading supplier of mesh machine guarding and full steel partitioning systems for automated processing, packaging and welding applications.Our full steel and steel / mesh panels are manufactured to rigorous safety standards and we hold current ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 accreditation. Panels come in a range of standard heights and widths, with a variety of mesh apertures, most notably 20 x 100 which is the appropriate optimum size for guarding applications. We can also design bespoke guarding layouts to suit any application and all mesh panels can be modified on site using our unique cutting and finishing kits.


Active8 Robots is a leading automation consultant and system integrator, specialising in collaborative robots (cobots). Having already successfully deployed hundreds of projects, from single robot to highly complex multi-cobot solutions, Active8 Robots has the experience and skills needed to ensure a smooth journey to automation. Boasting its own range of End of Arm Tooling (EOAT), which has already been successfully implemented on many solutions, Active8 Robots also recognises that some solutions demand bespoke End of Arm Tooling, which can be quickly developed using in-house 3D printers. Active8 Robots can follow a project through from consultancy stage to integration, as well as offering staff training, and is the only integrator to benchmark test a full range of robotic and vision systems. Not being tied down to one robotics manufacturer means Active8 Robots have no bias towards any specific solution, and so customers have the confidence that their solution is the best one for them.
We can fully automate your production process, incorporating our machinery range as well as third party machinery suppliers. Using Comau Robots we work with Powerlink for a seamless integration. Palletising products onto pallets, into packing containers, picking and placing a wide range of products including sacks, trays and boxes. Our experienced team ensure that even the most complex systems are simple and easy to use and operate.
Astech Projects specialise in the custom design, build & systems integration of advanced robotics and automation applications in advanced manufacturing and regulated industries. Recognised for innovative, intelligent design Astech provide automation solutions designed and tailored to suit each customer's individual requirements. Astech provide a full service from concept through to completion and also offer a comprehensive system support service called REACTS® providing peace of mind for the lifetime of a system. In 2009, in recognition of its outstanding achievements Astech secured the Queen's Award for Enterprise: Innovation.
The Automated Technology Group is a leading global supplier of control and power solutions for industrial automation. Now part of Wood Group Mustang's Automation and Control business unit, the company delivers complex projects with a proven blend of creativity, confidence and control. Encompassing the control systems know-how of Autotech and the power control and distribution expertise of Igranic, the group designs, delivers and supports solutions that drive the production lines, supply chains and service delivery of many leading companies. Clients include BAA, BAE Systems, Bentley, British Sugar, Coca-Cola, Hanson Cement, Jaguar Land Rover, Kraft, Scottish Power, Tata Steel and Thames Water. Headquartered in Silsoe, Bedfordshire, The Automated Technology Group also operates sites in Bedford, Birmingham and Stafford. Investment in engineering skills and the development of young people is a high priority for the business, which has established its own apprenticeship programme, The Automated Technology Group Academy.
FAST Technologies is a leading custom automation, bespoke machinery and robotics system integrator. We have a complete toolkit to aid the automation of production lines, packaging lines and warehouse transportation.

Preferred Systems Integrator for Universal Robots and Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR - AGV/AMR)

Vision partner for Seegrid - Vision Guided Vehicles

System partner for MES software - Aptean FactoryMES
HMK combine around 500 years of in-house experience with world class suppliers to provide industry leading automation solutions to OEM's and System Integrators. The systems offered by HMK make the specification, purchase, implementation, operation and maintenance of any automation system faster and easier than ever before. HMK provides a single point of contact for all our customers' needs. We offer true added value, greater reliability, higher efficiency and superior productivity in any automation environment and throughout the entire life cycle. Our Key global supplier partners like Siemens and Neugart represent the very best products and technologies within the automation market today.
Iconsys is a leading automation solutions provider and systems integrator, using the latest automation technologies to deliver best-in-class solutions to help our customers achieve their business objectives. Iconsys has an outstanding track record of successfully completed projects within the Automated Materials Handling Industry. We are specialists in the design, manufacture and commissioning of integrated solutions incorporating multiple variable speed drives, servos, robotics, PLCs, and SCADA with a vast experience of integration to higher business systems.
Marel is a single-source provider for food processors the world over. We are the global leader in integrated systems for the fish and poultry industry segments, and a major provider in the meat industry. From harvesting raw materials to packaging the final product - from standardized stand-alone units to all-inclusive integrated turnkey systems - our products are designed to meet our customers' every need.
Phoenix Contact is one of the world leaders in developing and manufacturing connectivity solutions and automation components. Its principal product ranges include: printed circuit board connectors; modular terminal blocks; fieldbus components; surge voltage protection systems; industrial plug and socket connectors and interface units. In all of these areas, Phoenix Contact can offer technical expertise and cost effective solutions
SCM has supplied turnkey handling systems worldwide to blue chip clients in many diverse industries. We are a KUKA Robotics System Partner and have designed and manufactured proven systems for food and drink, aerospace, print and converting and other industry sectors. We support all our past present and future applications/installatios with a full and comprehensive spares and sevice network. SCM Expertise *Over 50 years of combined materials handling and automation expertise *SCM in house design using 3D CAD - INVENTOR 2013 *SCM controls and software in house electrical design *SCM proven gripper design *SCM in house equipment assembly *SCM equipment set up and test facility *SCM trained global installation and commissioning team SCM - Market sectors *Food & Beverage * Metals & Canning *Glass *Converting * Palletising cells *System integration