Pilz Ireland recently opened their state-of-the-art facility which coincided with the 20th anniversary of the company’s presence in Ireland. The new three storey 2,500 sqm facility is located next to the existing Pilz Ireland building and doubles the capacity of the overall Pilz campus in the Cork Business and Technology Park on Model Farm Road, Cork.
National Steering Committee on Cobotics Meeting
On Wednesday 18th of March, Pilz hosted the first National Steering Committee meeting of 2018 on Cobotics (Collaborative Robots). The Committee is charged with delivering a strategic roadmap for the uptake of collaborative robotic technologies in Irish manufacturing facilities. There was extensive progress reported across the three platforms (standardization, training, and pilot line implementation). Over 25 organisations attended the session including Dell, Boston Scientific, Kuka, Pilz Ireland, Socrates, Analog, NSAI, DCU, IMR, UL, Tralee IT, Viska, and SAP. The Chairman of the Committee, Andrew Lynch (IMR) said: “The progress made in the development of the cobotic pilot line in the IMR Mullingar facility is a significant landmark in the development of a strategic roadmap for Irish industry”. The Committee also had presentations on the Future of AI from Andrei Greogoriv VP of Emerging Technologies with SAP, on Robots of the Future, from Dr. Conor McGlynn (TCD) and Safety Considerations for Robots, an Industry Perspective from Tom Meany, Analog. For more information on the workings of the National Steering on Cobotics, including how to get involved in the industrial sub-committees.
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