SICK has been at the forefront of industrial sensor development since 1946. Whether you are looking for factory, logistics or process automation, we have the products, expertise and insight to bring you the best solutions.

Industrial Sensors help robots make intelligent decisions and give them the ability to sense objects, the environment, or their own position. Thanks to sensors from SICK, robots perceive more precisely – essential for close collaboration.

SICK is a provider of solutions in the form of products, systems & services for all challenges in the field of robotics: Robot Vision, Safe Robotics, End-of-Arm Tooling, and Position Feedback.

Pilz GmbH & Co. KG is technology leader in safe automation technology. In this area, Pilz is consistently developing a role as a total solutions supplier with solutions for safety and automation technology.

The objective of Pilz is to automate machines and plants in such a way that the safety of man, machine and environment is always guaranteed.

In addition to the head office in Ostfildern near Stuttgart, the family business is represented by over 40 subsidiaries and branches on all continents.

Universal Robots believes that collaborative robotic technology can benefit all aspects of task-based businesses – no matter their size.

Our robot arms are advanced tools that can be used by all levels of production staff to help increase productivity, reduce injury, and boost morale. With a Universal Robots robot arm, you can automate and streamline repetitive or potentially unsafe processes, so staff can be assigned to jobs that provide them with new challenges.

Our robots are flexible, easy to set up and have an average payback period of just six months.

We’re dedicated to making the world a better place, one robot at a time.

ABB is a leading manufacturer of industrial robots and robot systems – operating in 53 countries, in over 100 locations around the world.

In addition to robots ABB manufactures and supplies robot software, peripheral equipment, process equipment, modular manufacturing cells and services for tasks such as Welding, Material Handling, Small Parts Assembly, Painting & Finishing, Picking, Packing, Palletizing and Machine Tending.

Key markets include automotive, plastics, metal fabrication, foundry, solar, consumer electronics, wood, machine tools, pharmaceutical and food and beverage industries. A strong solutions focus helps manufacturers improve productivity, product quality and worker safety. ABB has installed more than 300,000 robots worldwide:

  • Complete supplier of robot products, systems and services
  • More than 4,600 employees in 53 countries around the world
  • Over 300,000 ABB robots are installed world wide
  • Introduced the first paint robot in 1969 and the first commercially available, micro-processor controlled, electric robot in 1974
  • Facilities for research, development and manufacturing located in Sweden, Czech Republic, Norway, Mexico, Japan, USA and China

Axelent is an expanding industry leading company that manufactures and sells safety and damage prevention solutions.

X-Guard is Axelent’s industry leading machine guarding system, with its modular design and unique captive quick release panel system, X-Guard offers incredible versatility, simple installation and quick delivery with in stock parts.

Axelent supplies safety products to many different customers for many different applications including robot integration, conveyor systems and end of line packaging systems to name just a few.

Since the company was formed in 1961, Aylesbury Automation has maintained its reputation as the UK’s leading supplier of industrial automation products and systems. Quality, integrity and a customer focused approach are the core values upon which we continue to grow our business. Our resources include highly experienced Sales, Design, Workshop and Service personnel who work together to develop industry leading production automation solutions.

Aylesbury Automation Limited is a privately owned and securely financed British company operating internationally from a modern 12,000 sqft facility in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. Our specialist engineering resources allow us to provide production and automation solutions that incorporate the latest technologies and deliver a competitive advantage for our customers.

Throughout our company’s long history, Aylesbury Automation has pro-actively addressed market place requirements, gaining vast experience in the application of factory automation throughout almost every type of industry.


Made in South Korea, Hanwha cobots are exclusively available in the UK at Dugard. Affordable automation at up to a third less than regular industrial robots. Hanwha cobots fully integrate with your team providing easy programming, user friendly GUI and 0.01mm positional accuracy. The small footprint and flexible mounting options means you can use them anywhere, giving you huge scope to increase your productivity.


HMK supplies the broadest range of world-class products for automation applications, complemented by the highest levels of pre and post-sales support in the UK, expertly supporting you at every step or bridging your resource gap– ensuring success, on time, on spec, every time.

Its aim of always spearheading innovation drove the partnership with Techman Robot to distribute and support the most advanced range of collaborative robots (‘Cobots’) available anywhere. Already companies across the UK are discovering how these smart, simple and safe machines can take them into Industry 4.0.

Sensors and systems from ifm support automotive production with innovative technology and high quality standards.

Temperature, pressure, level and flow sensors reliably monitor process media. Safety light grids, safety light curtains and fail-safe inductive sensors assure machine and operator protection e.g. on presses, robot cells and assembly stations. Precise detection of machine parts by inductive, capacitive, photoelectric and cylinder sensors. Vibration monitoring systems for plant wide condition based maintenance strategies. RFID systems, code readers and camera systems for material tracking and quality monitoring complete ifm’s product range.

As one of the industry’s leading polymer bearing and cable management manufacturers, igus® will be showcasing its range of lubrication and maintenance-free products, along with a range of low cost automation solutions at the Future Robotics conference.

Also, igus® will be featuring its new delta picking robot kit for fast pick & place handling. This is the first linear modular kit for delta robots and consists of drylin® ZLW toothed-belt axes with NEMA stepper motors and encoders. The entire delta robot can be supplied ready-to-install in a transport frame or as a kit.

The internet of things, industry 4.0 and smart production – even if the name varies, it is always about the seamless connection of the digital and real worlds. As a thought leader and trailblazer for industry 4.0, KUKA is playing a decisive role in this shift towards networked, intelligent production.

The optimisation of robots from KUKA can support ultra-efficient smart factories. Mobile robotics, collaborative robots, mobile platforms and cloud based solutions are just some of the technologies that are currently being utilised by businesses who want to make their production environments more market and demand appropriate by employing robotic technology.

Mitsubishi Electric is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of electrical engineering and electronics products and is active in over 120 countries.

The name Mitsubishi Electric is synonymous with innovative, high-quality products – in automated systems as in other sectors. Programmable Logic Controllers, Drive Solutions, Industrial Robots and Human Machine Interfaces from Mitsubishi Electric are widely hailed as leaders in their fields and have been helping to drive business success throughout Europe for over 30 years. Mitsubishi’s range of advanced MELFA robots offers speed, accuracy and compact design. MELFA Robots deliver class leading benefits for small-medium robot applications.

Piab has pioneered vacuum automation since the 1960’s and is an innovative partner to end users, Robot Integrators and machine producers in e-commerce logistics, food, pharma automotive and other manufacturing industries, providing smart solutions for any moving and gripping challenge.

By leveraging the ongoing technological development in automation and robotics, broadening the product offering and targeting high-growth industries and geographies, Piab is well positioned to become the global leader in gripping and moving solutions. Industrial automation is transforming production and logistics processes, driven by the continuous strive for efficient production and improved quality.

Piab’s smart solutions help thousands of customers all over the world to unlock value through moving things faster, safer and with less energy consumption.

Launched in 2016, RARUK Automation is a dedicated automation company from R. A. Rodriguez that specialises in the supply of products with a unique edge.

From our collaborative 6 axis robot through to linear axis and controls, or complete turnkey solutions, our product programme allows us to provide OEM’s, systems integrators and manufacturers with products that can be flexibly combined to provide application-specific, innovative, automation solutions.

Our highly-qualified team, operating from offices and facilities in Letchworth, Hertfordshire, is always on standby to offer technical and commercial guidance and expertise to customers across the UK.

Reeco Automation supply customers with solutions in automating systems using Human-Robot Collaboration (HRC/Cobots), focusing on providing the customer with an automated solution that will ultimately save them money and reduce production costs. Customers are offered a solution of integrating collaborative robots with their existing factory equipment and employees. This could involve supplying the robot with accessories such as bespoke tooling, conveyors and special build robot bases.

At Reeco, customers are invited to give the challenge of automating their system. The experienced team of designers and engineers enjoy the challenge of designing new innovative machinery and equipment.

Scorpion Vision UK is a provider of machine vision systems for factory automation.

Working with machine builders to deliver robust and reliable imaging based automation solutions, Scorpion Vision has a strong track record that goes back to its establishment in the UK in 2004 – with a broad customer base and varied application reference list.

Scorpion 3D Stinger is the latest generation of 3D robot vision systems designed for challenging applications in inhospitable factory environments. Scorpion offers, real-time, 3D robot vision of moving or static objects and has been deployed in the foundry and in food production.

The medium-sized, family-run company based in Gottenheim near Freiburg and in Wieden near Todtnau, develops, produces and sells sensors for factory automation. The main focus is on optoelectronic sensors and camera-based vision sensors, which are used for many purposes in industrial applications – e.g. for object/colour detection or distance measurement.

SensoPart is synonymous with flexibility and stands for innovative, high-performance products made in Germany. The company has received numerous distinctions for its work, including a recent 1st place in the Automation Award, and has been the winner of the German Sensor Application Prize several times.

Servo Components & Systems Ltd supply a range of motion products including linear electric actuators, linear electric motors, servo drives, brushless motors, stepper motors, brushed motors, gearheads and rotary encoders.

These components can be combined and assembled into simple pick & place, XYZ gantry, push/pull or stacking systems for entry level robotics and automation of production lines.

Servo Components & Systems Ltd was established in 1992 and specialise in the supply of Motion Control products, into general industrial applications, production automation, packaging, food, processing, life-science, automotive and military industries.

Shadow is one of UK’s leading robotics developers – working with companies and researchers all over the world and looking at new ways to apply robotics technologies to solve real problems.

Shadow develops the Dexterous Hand, working out how robots can handle, grasp and manipulate objects. This Hand is capable of all of the movements of the human hand, and has the precision and sensitivity to handle soft or delicate objects. Recent technology developments have made the Hand able to understand presented objects and automatically generate grasps for manipulation.

SMC are leaders in pneumatics and experts in automation. With sales offices in 82 countries around the world and 51 subsidiaries at key global locations SMC’s focus is firmly on product improvement and development.

This focus means that SMC’s product portfolio has rapidly expanded to include a growing range of non-pneumatic components including electric drives, controls and both temperature and static control equipment.

With over 12,000 standard products, available in more than 700,000 variant forms, SMC can help you increase your productivity and reduce your costs whilst ensuring maximum operator safety.  

ST Robotics was founded in 1986 following on from Cyber Robotics.

Benchtop robots was at an early stage so ST Robotics specialized in large systems for example high throughput screening and nuclear decomissioning. ST Robotics USA was founded in 1993. In 2003 ST Robotics switched to boxed robots i.e. robots the user can unpack and use straight away. In this respect ST was ahead of its time. The robot models were R16 and R17. Since then ST has added 2 new models, R19 and a redesigned R12 which is fast and accurate. Since then ST have added over

30 accessories including grippers, tool changers and expansion cards.

TestWorks Group provides comprehensive solutions in automation, design, manufacturing and test. Testworks have wide-ranging skills in automation, including industrial robotics and vision systems, in addition to electronic and electro-mechanical product design, manufacturing and consultancy, automated test solutions and software development.

Its automation capabilities encompass 6-Axis, SCARA and Cartesian (X/Y/Z) robots, including high speed Delta/Quattro, vision systems for inspection, manufacturing and sorting, plus a range of automation equipment such as bowl,  vibratory and linear feeders, elevators, conveyors and storage hoppers.

TestWorks develop software and firmware in-house, and can therefore provide a complete solution to your robotic and automation requirements.

TM Robotics is a world leader in Industrial Robots. SCARA robots from Toshiba Machine are probably the world’s easiest to use Industrial Robots. At TM Robotics our entire philosophy is about making things straightforward and easy for you. With years of experience in supplying and maintaining Industrial Robots, we are a name you can trust.

Our Industrial Robots offer huge productivity, efficiency and professionalism gains, thus vastly improving your business procedures and more importantly your company’s bottom line. Easily achieve what you want to, quickly and elegantly.