Interreg tour at ZeMA

Interreg tour at ZeMA On August 26th 2020, ZeMA welcomed a group of thirty visitors as part of an Interreg tour to present its two current Interreg projects COTEMACO and Robotix Academy. The visit was organised by Europe Direct Saarbrücken, an information center of the state capital, which informs citizens about EU topics on behalf…

Two Belgian companies to integrate cobots after completing COTEMACO SME Support Programme

Two Belgian companies to integrate cobots after completing COTEMACO SME Support Programme Food processing SME Mariën Bakkerij Producten N.V. and manufacturer of innovative health, sport and fitness products Aminolabs, are well on their way to cobot adoption, having made it through the COTEMACO SME Support programme.  The SME support programme guides manufacturing SMEs through the process of adopting…

Food manufacture 4.0 – automation and robotics at the service of food manufacturing

Food manufacture 4.0 – automation and robotics at the service of food manufacturing Andrea Paoli, Head of Food Manufacturing, Robotics and Automation at the National Centre for Food Manufacturing, University of Lincoln, explores how a systematic use of automation and robotic systems could facilitate a major advancement in food manufacturing efficiency during times of unsustainable…

Afraid of robots? Meet the cobots!

Afraid of robots? Meet the cobots! 6 questions to Dr. Matthias Hoffmann and Dr. Oliver Mueller from BEST, the Advice Centre for socially acceptable Technology-Designing in Saarbrücken, Germany and partner in the Interreg North-West Europe COTEMACO (Increased NWE COmpetitiveness Through Efficient MAn & Machine COllaboration) project.   Automation at the workplace is often perceived as…

United services union ver.di visits ZeMA

United services union ver.di visits ZeMA On April 26, the Saarland United Services Union ver.di visited ZeMA. The participants of the academy’s advanced training module were able to inform themselves about the latest Industry 4.0 technologies and human-robot collaboration. After a short theoretical introduction, the visitors had the opportunity to see the latest application examples of COTEMACO…

Food processing industry offers great opportunities for robotics industry, but has a few specific rules

Food processing industry offers great opportunities for robotics industry, but has a few specific rules The COTEMACO kick-off meeting for the robotics industry, held at HighTechNL last week, attracted a great deal of interest. The challenges, market size and often harsh working conditions in the food processing industry offer great potential for technology providers of flexible…

COTEMACO launches collaboration with ColRobFood project

COTEMACO launches collaboration with ColRobFood project COTEMACO has teamed up with Belgian project ColRobFood, to exchange resources and knowledge on the Robotics industry. The project, funded by the Belgium Agentschap Innoveren en Ondernemen, aims to speed up the introduction of cobots in the food processing industry in Belgium. ColRobFood wants to take the supply from technology…