June 7, 2023
French startup Niryo adds affordable, easily deployable, and user-friendly cobots engineered for Industry 4.0 prototyping applications, while HELUKABEL cable, wire, and accessories and MGM Transformer Company expand access to essential electrical solutions for industrial and infrastructure applications.
RS, a trading brand of RS Group plc, a global omni-channel provider of industrial product and service solutions, is proud to announce three new suppliers: Niryo, HELUKABEL, and MGM Transformer Company.
Niryo is a French startup company that specializes in affordable, easily deployable, and user-friendly desktop collaborative robotics (cobots) designed to democratize access to these essential Industry 4.0 technologies. Since launching in 2017, the passionate, roughly 40-person team at Niryo has developed the Ned2 cobot, a six-axis robotic arm based on open-source technologies and engineered for education, research, and prototyping applications, and a line of corresponding add-ons and accessories, including a machine vision set, an autonomous conveyor, an electromagnet, an adaptive gripper, a large gripper, and a vacuum pump.
The Ned2 features a robust aluminum form factor with molded plastic covers, a range of motion that meets the needs of Industry 4.0 applications, and a user-friendly graphical human-machine interface (HMI) that makes it easy for users to set up, control, program, and manage cobot parameters, motion, add-ons, and accessories. It also exhibits high precision and repeatability and enables agility. The full line of Niryo solutions will soon be in stock at RS.
HELUKABEL is a trusted supplier of innovative, high-quality, and reliable cable, wire, and accessories engineered for industrial, infrastructure, renewable energy, transportation, traffic, media, building, and event applications. This medium-sized family company has 45 years of in-depth knowledge and expertise in the safe, reliable, and effective transmission of power and data, more than 2,200 employees, and 10 global manufacturing and assembly sites and has earned more than $883 million in total revenue.
Products range from control and data cables to highly flexible and robust cables designed for drag chain applications in harsh manufacturing environments and include temperature-resistant, oil-resistant, and halogen-free solutions, as well as a wide range of cable accessories. RS currently offers solutions, including PROFIBUS, TRAYCONTROL, FIVENORM, HELUKAT, HELUTHERM, TOPFLEX, TOPSERV, and HO1N2-D arc welding cables.
MGM Transformer Company is the largest independent transformer manufacturer west of the Mississippi. The company started developing dry-type transformers in 1975 and added liquid transformers in 1982. In recent years, MGM Transformer Company assembled an engineering team to develop energy-efficient transformers for sophisticated electrical infrastructure, drive isolation, traction duty, grounding, mining, and high-rise building applications.
The company has more than 300 employees, two manufacturing facilities — one in Tijuana, Mexico, dedicated to low-voltage transformers and another in Los Angeles dedicated to more complicated medium-voltage transformers — more than 15 stocked inventory warehouses, and more than $1 billion worth of transformer solutions in use at companies including Amazon, Eaton, Exxon, GE, Microsoft, Rockwell, Square D by Schneider Electric, Siemens, Tesla, and Toyota.
RS Group recently announced it has been awarded a platinum medal by EcoVadis, the independent provider of global sustainability ratings used by many large organizations to help support sustainable purchasing decisions.
RS Group is no stranger to the award, having been a previous recipient of EcoVadis medal rankings and improving from silver to gold and now to the highest ranking, platinum, over the last couple of years.