Category: News

A deep dive into machine vision systems and their uses

What are machine vision systems? Techopedia defines machine vision systems as ‘a type of technology that enables a computing device to inspect, evaluate, and identify still or moving images.’. The technology and methods can be used for various applications from being able to identify defects, provide product sortation, barcode reading, end-of-line vehicle inspection, product checking, […]
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BS EN 1090 accredited for the food industry

L.A.C. Conveyors & Automation are proud to announce that they are accredited CE approved supplier of BS EN 1090 products. This UKAS accredited certificate follows regulation 305/2011/EU of the European Parliament and the Council of 9 March 2011. This was approved on behalf of the Certification Board and be valid until 2021. There was an […]
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What are roller conveyors and how are they used?

What is a roller conveyor? Roller conveyors are a series of rollers supported within a frame where objects can be moved either manually, by gravity, or by power. There is a wide range of ways roller conveyors can be used and modified for different uses including transporting boxes, cardboard boxes, crates, pallets, plastic totes, polybags, […]
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SOLIDWORKS modelling software success

L.A.C. Conveyors & Automation SOLIDWORKS Modelling Software Success Story A plan we’ve wanted to put in place at L.A.C. is to change our design software from 2D based software to 3D modelling software. It became evident to us that SOLIDWORKS was the number one software system to use within our industry. Innova Systems had a […]
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An introduction to the different types of robotic applications

Robotic applications are now being used in an increasing variety of industries. With the supply of robots increasing and being more readily available, the opportunity for different sized businesses to own a specific type of robot has increased. The basic laws of economics state that with the overall price of automated machines falling, the demand […]
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How robots change the world and the history behind them

In this post, we’re going to be looking at what robots are, the history of robots and where they came from, how robots change the world, do an analysis on industrial robots, and finally how businesses can use industrial robots today. What is a robot? The English Oxford Dictionary defines a robot as “A machine […]
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How Do Conveyor Belts Work?

In this article, we’re going to try and answer the question ‘what are conveyor belts used for?’ by looking at where a conveyor belt came from, the uses for a conveyor belt, and the benefits of conveyor belts being used in businesses today. You can see more ways a conveyor belt is used by checking […]
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L.A.C. shortlisted for Apprentice of the Year at PPMA Total Show 2019

L.A.C. Conveyors & Automation are thrilled to see their first-ever electrical apprentice Cory Hoggard has been shortlisted for this year’s Apprentice of the Year award at the PPMA Group of Associations PPMA Total Show Awards in October 2019. Cory has been involved with a variety of projects including putting together control panels and the cabling […]
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Robotic Applications In The Automotive Industry

Industrial robots have been used in car factories around the world for decades, but those in use today are more advanced than ever with the robotic applications for the automotive industry increasing. It is estimated that in the UK alone the annual turnover of the automotive industry is over £50 billion, and in 2018 the […]
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Industry Stalwart Joins Team at L.A.C. Conveyors And Automation

Nottingham-based manufacturing firm L.A.C. Conveyors and Automation has announced the appointment of a new Sales Manager following a record 18 months for the company. Steve Spencer has been working with conveyor and automation solutions for nearly 20 years and joins the team following an 11-year stint as Sales Director at Arnott Conveyors Ltd. At L.A.C. […]
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