Robotic Tooling Update 01/2020

Epsilon Engineering will design and manufacturer to your precise robotic tooling requirements, including pick and place systems, palletising and case loading …

End of arm tooling is a key element in any automated robot cell. Let us apply our expertise … the product of 30 years experience, to provide you with a robust and functional design tailored exactly to match your product and process requirement.

We have partnered with Robotools SRL and Metalwork UK Limited to bring you cost effective tool changers, collision protection and pneumatics. We can also implement solutions working to your in-house engineering specifications.

Since 2001 we have used Solidworks for our CAD modelling and simulation and we collaborate in 3D with Autodesk’s A360 – this gives you, our customer, instant access during the design process.

We have worked with end users, OEMs and integrators at their sites and with their suppliers across Europe … our customers include Cadburys, Knauf UK, Northern Foods, and Lavazza Professional.

If you are want to know more about what we can do for you then please get in touch by clicking HERE

My Hero of the Month …

I found this feel-good story written by Lee Williams in the online journal of the Institution of Mechnical Engineers.

It’s the story of Ben Ryan whose infant son Sol needed a prosthetic arm but this service was not available on the NHS until Sol was 3 years old.

Ben had worked in a neuro-psychology capacity and understood that the earlier Sol started using prosthetics the better the outcome would be.

Ben has learnt engineering skills using 3D software linked to 3D printers to manufacture well designed, low cost prosthetics and has also come up with innovative ideas on how to keep the prosthetic in place using suction generated by hydraulic movement.

The process is to scan the child’s stump and then to develop a socket on the prosthetic that fits perfectly and is retained in place by vacuum. Ben is providing worldwide assistance entirely free to young children who are missing hands and arm parts.

This is where engineers can step up and make a real difference in the world.  Ben clearly had the motivation to help his own child but what I most admire about him is his intention to provide this service to thousands of others who have no hope of helping their own children.

Epsilon have donated to Ben’s company, and we wish him great success in the future.

… click here to read the full article.

Tyneside Teaser

I was cycling in Tynemouth over Easter and couldn’t resist taking a photo of these little babies!

         

I was wondering what sort of machine manoeuvres these at sea. After looking on the Institution of Mechanical Engineers website here is the answer!

http://www.imeche.org/news/news-article/mammoth-crane-installs-uk’s-first-‘gigantic-game-changing’-wind-turbine-foundation

And if you are thinking about Britain’s energy supply post Brexit this short video by Lord Teverson may be of interest:

https://youtu.be/6l3tzzV3JKo