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Racer 3 wins Product of the Year 2015

COMAU’S Racer3 robot won the

Product of the Year award in the

Industrial Robots category during the



edition of a contest organised by

Control Engineering Poland with the

aim of rewarding the best technology

and innovations. The award, presented

during the 4.0 Industry Conference held

in Warsaw, was preceded by two voting

phases for a total duration of six months.

In the first phase, registered products

were screened by a jury whose

members represented universities,

technical institutes, media and industry

professionals. The product selection

was then made available to Control

Engineering’s readers.

The Racer3 robot is built

entirely from aluminium and

magnesium, weighs just 30kg,

and features a maximum reach

of 630mm and payload of 3kg.

Its compact size and high

velocity make the robot




such as assembly, material

handling, machine tending,

dispensing, and pick and

place, which require maximum

precision and velocity in small

work spaces.




automatic systems and integrating

products, processes and services aimed

at increasing efficiency.

The company uses the latest

technology and processes to deliver

advanced turnkey systems, and

specialises in body joining and assembly,

powertrain machining and assembly,

robotics and maintenance, as well as

advanced production systems and

environmental services for a wide range

of industrial sectors.

The continuous development of

its products and services enables

Comau to meet the requirements of

each customer, through all phases of a

project – from design, implementation

and installation, to production start-up

and maintenance services.

Comau SpA

– Italy


Best new welding product supplier award

THE Association of Welding Distributors

(AWD) announced the winners of its

Welding World Awards in April, at a

gala dinner held at the Hilton Metropole

Birmingham, UK.

In the second award of the night, in

the category of best new welding product

supplier, Huntingdon Fusion Techniques

was announced as the winner. The

company’s CEO, Georgia Gascoyne,

and Luke Keane, who provides distributor

support, went on stage to receive

the award from The Rt Hon Michael

Portillo, broadcaster and former Shadow

Chancellor of the Exchequer.

As part of the judging process, Ms

Gascoyne delivered a presentation about

the company and its products to a panel

earlier this year. The dinner was timed to

coincide with the Mach Exhibition at the

NEC in Birmingham, UK, where many of

the guests were displaying products in

the Welding Village section.

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques

– UK



Tobias Daniel with the Comau Poland

team at the ceremony

Metalube expands manufacturing capacity

DUE to an upsurge in product demand,

lubricants manufacturer Metalube has

taken possession of the industrial unit

located adjacent to its current site. This

increases the space available to the

company by more than 70 per cent.

The company now occupies a

one-hectare site, which includes a



covered factory, warehousing

and office space alongside a brand

new laboratory. Metalube has also

purchased four new Jungheinrich

forklift trucks to service the new and

improved site. Two new blending tanks

have also been purchased, to enhance

manufacturing capability and enable

the company to keep up with increased


Commenting on the new site,

commercial director Douglas Hunt said,

“We were fortunate that the site became

available as we were fast outgrowing

our existing facility. The combined sites

have blended together perfectly, giving

us a truly outstanding operations.”

Metalube manufactures a range

of non-ferrous drawing oils and

maintenance lubricants as well as a

variety of corrosion protection and

forming oils. The experienced exporter

has offices in China, India, Brazil and


Metalube Ltd

– UK