Loop Technology join AMRC

Loop Technology, an advanced automation and robotics specialist, has joined The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), a network of world-leading research and innovation centres, working with advanced manufacturing companies around the globe.

Loop Technology has joined as a Tier Two member. The company has collaborated with the AMRC on several programmes over the last six years, including advanced automation projects for the aerospace industry and most recently, project DACS, a robotic ‘Distributed Automatic Cutting System’ to develop novel automation technology for the construction industry.

Group photo at the AMRC open day in Sheffield

“We see the AMRC as a very proactive and capable organisation from all the dealings that we have had,” said Gary Ottley, business development manager at Loop Technology “In this formalised relationship, we are keen to develop an open working environment between our engineering teams to benefit us both.

“We look forward to supporting them with our experience in technology implementation, and working collaboratively with the AMRC and fellow members in the future.”

Render of the DACS project

Ben Morgan, research director for the AMRC, said: “Robotics and automation are critical technologies that will help the UK solve its productivity challenges. Loop Technology is at the forefront of the UK response to that challenge, specifically in the high value sectors such as aerospace.

“The AMRC and Loop Technology have a strong history of working well together and I am thrilled that through this partnership, it will create even more opportunities to collaborate with the team.”