INSPHERE and AMRC announce new partnership across all 3 AMRC sites.


INSPHERE, manufacturers of IONA, have a long history of working alongside the AMRC, having collaborated on the I-UK funded UMAC and ACCUFAS projects.  The partnership formalises their continued alliance to drive intelligent automation in the UK through the development of robot improvement technology. 

Craig Davey, COO, INSPHERE comments, “it’s fantastic to have our IONA technology at both AMRC Cymru and AMRC Factory 2050 sites, and to see how these installations have contributed to events at the AMRC and have been successfully used by other members (e.g. BAE Systems) to test advanced manufacturing processes.

Our partnership with the AMRC will enable us to build even stronger links with relevant industrial partners and we are looking forward to continued access to the skills and facilities at AMRC to conduct our combined research. We fully intend to maintain a long-term membership at the AMRC.”

Tom Hodgson, Head of Research at AMRC’s Factory 2050 said, “The AMRC is a globally important venue for advanced manufacturing research. Partnering with INSPHERE who are developing cutting-edge technology is very exciting, and we look forward to continuing to use IONA datasets to show the potential for machine learning and AI in accurate robotic machining, as well as supporting the development of the technology.” 

IONA is a scalable network of sensors delivering metrology-grade positional data to automated manufacturing processes. The data is used to improve the accuracy and performance of industrial robots, including identifying and correcting errors in the production line. IONA unlocks the true potential of industrial robots, flexible automation, and virtual commissioning, underpinning the trend toward advancing uses of these advanced manufacturing processes.


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