Labman Base Application – Merlin

Robert Hodgson Technical

All Labman robots are supplied with control software written in C#. Up until recently software for a robot was coded from scratch, with only standard hardware modules being used from previous projects. After reviewing this it was decided to standardise all Labman software and to provide a common base application framework across all systems. This base application would house all …

Igloo Building in Scotland Labman drinks shovels cold ice snow

I am just going outside and may be some time

Robert Talintyre Just For Fun

The plan was to build an igloo and sleep in it over night. The elements had other ideas…….. Our trip began from Labman with a pleasant six hour drive up to Fort William. So we could get an early start for the challenge ahead, Friday night was spent in a local hotel. That evening, over a curry and a couple of scoops, …

Automated Panel Loader

Tom Smith Projects

Our latest Labman gadget is ready for delivery later this week. Large scale automated platforms are our bread and butter but we often find ourselves putting together some nice little small scale systems too. This particular piece of kit is an automatic panel loader for a barcode labeling conveyor. It allows users to load analysis panels onto the input rack, initiate the system and …

American extraction system ready for FAT

Robert Talintyre Projects

Every project Labman undertakes requires factory acceptance testing also known as a FAT. The FAT follows a prescribed set of tests which are assessed against criteria which have been agreed with the customer. The criteria is derived from the Design Study document which is produced before the project begins and defines the specifications and design of the robot. Over the …

Another Labman system takes shape

Ian Riley Labman News, Projects

After an extended period of specification verification and project planning the latest Labman system build is underway for a UK manufacturer of medical test kits. The new system is the third generation of custom designed vial filling systems for this production process. The system is designed to fill, cap and then box 15,000 vials each day. As the product is …

Labman take Delivery of new Tekcel EXR 3m x 2m CNC Router

Labman Automation Labman News

This week has seen Labman take delivery of their most recent state of the art piece of manufacturing equipment, to add to an already extensive range of machine tools. The Tekcel EXR allows the engineers and technicians here at Labman to produce complex parts that meet high standards by creating CNC programs direct from Solidworks models. The router benefits from …

An invitation to the European Coatings Show, 19-21 March 2013

Jo Batey Exhibitions, Labman News

We would like to invite you to the European Coatings Show in Nuremberg, the world’s leading exhibition for the coatings, paints, sealants, construction chemicals and adhesives industry. Even better, we hold a limited number of FREE fast lane admission tickets as way of welcoming you to our stand 5.130 in Hall 5.  We will be demonstrating TIDAS and the robotic integration of Hauschild’s ‘Speedmixer’ advanced mixer system, meeting up with …

Team Labman Tough Guy 2013

Robert Talintyre Just For Fun

After a group of like minded souls from Labman completed the UK three peaks challenge of climbing Ben Nevis, Scarfell pike and Mount Snowdon in 24hrs thoughts turned to the next adventure we could undertake. During a lunch time at Labman one of the group suggested attempting summer Tough Guy “The safest most dangerous event in the world!” consisting of …

INRA – French National Institute for Agriculture Research Wood Grinding System

Ian Riley Projects, Technical

Labman are manufacturing a pair of wood grinding sample systems for the French National Institute for Agriculture Research (INRA – http://www.international.inra.fr/). The systems grind a variety of plant material including roots, leaves and woody tissues from Pine, Oak, Poplar, Ash and other varieties. Ground sample powder is dispensed into vials for chemical extraction, NIRS analysis or archiving. The hardware is …