INDUSTRY UPDATE Asian cobot colossus Siasun enters UK market Simmatic has been appointed as sole UK agent for collaborative robots, or cobots, from Siasun

manufacturer of robots. In addition to supplying and supporting Siasun’s versatile, robust and competitively priced cobots, Simmatic is also offering customisation. This includes the development and manufacture of special-purpose end effectors for applications where the standard effectors are unsuitable.


The Saisun cobots are available from Simmatic in models with maximum payloads from 3kg to 20kg. The 3kg and 5kg models use a special seven-axis design that provides enhanced agility, allowing productivity to be maximised in challenging applications, while the larger models are six-axis units.

All robots are easy to program and use – even for people who have little or no programming experience says Simmatic. They offer a choice of three programming methods, one of which is ‘traction teaching’ where the user simply moves the cobot arm by hand through the motion path that is needed.

The cobot ‘learns’ the path and can repeat it as

required. The path and other key parameters, such as the operation of end effectors, can be quickly adjusted and fine-tuned with the aid of intuitive built-in software.

Standard features of Siasun cobots include robust

construction which allows them to operate reliability in demanding environments, positioning accuracy and repeatability of just 0.02mm and an advanced collision avoidance system that allows the cobots to operate alongside human workers without the need for additional guarding or protection.

Safety features comply with the requirements of the

ISO10218-1 and ISO15066 standards. As an option, the cobots can also be equipped with a vision guidance system.

The compact design of Siasun cobots, along with the elimination of the need for guarding means that they can readily be accompanied even in applications where lack of space precludes the use of other solutions.

“We’re very excited about adding these impressive and

versatile new products to our range” says Dale Simmonds, managing director of Simmatic. “We’ve already had considerable experience of robotic handling solutions but we really believe that in most applications, the future is with cobots.

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New cloud-based air compressor monitoring solution cuts energy bills by up to 30 per cent The AIRMATICS™ portfolio is made up of three principle

products including AIR-TAG, SMART-TAG and an asset COMMAND & CONTROL platform. AIR-TAG and SMART-TAG deliver asset tagging functionality, providing users with the ability to monitor the performance of their air compressors both locally and remotely via the cloud. Through the product’s asset COMMAND & CONTROL

capability, AIRMATICS™ is able to use data and intelligence gleaned through asset tagging to make decisions and operational adjustments, all at a local level, relating to multiple compressors in order to get the best performance from each asset. Andy Dickinson, Senior Facilities Manager at


IRMATICS™, a simple cloud-based air compressor monitoring, performance and control solution that

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AIRMATICS™ Configurator – an easy-to-use automated quote generator, which provides those interested in AIRMATICS™ with a detailed quote for integrating the technology within their existing network of air compressors, regardless of brand or age, in less than two minutes. Graham Coats, Sales Director at CMC, explains: “With

AIRMATICS™, we not only want to simplify the process of compressed air performance monitoring and management, but we also want to provide customers, be they factory owners, facilities managers or distributors, with an Industry 4.0 solution that enables 360-degree visibility of an air compressor network at any given time and from anywhere. AIRMATICS™ takes air compressor performance monitoring and management into the 21st century by providing users with real time intelligence on their entire compressor assets’ performance and health, all whilst creating efficiencies and reducing wear and tear.”

Pharmaron-UK, one of the first AIRMATICS™ customers, adds: “Our key goals are to cut energy costs, reduce our carbon footprint and spend less time manually monitoring and adjusting compressors during run time in order to boost performance and increase the longevity of our assets. AIRMATICS™ takes away this concern by automatically doing it for us, which enables the team to focus on other critical day-to-day operational tasks.” AIRMATICS™ now forms part of

CMC’s broader compressed air management portfolio, which also includes AIRMASTER™, the manufacturer of embedded air compressor controls for original equipment manufacturers. Those wishing to access the AIRMATICS™ Compressor

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