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R A Rodriguez (UK) Ltd

14 Old Bridge Way
Shefford
Bedfordshire
SG17 5HQ
United Kingdom

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We have been providing quality precision components for UK manufacturing for more than 40 years. As exclusive representatives for many leading international component manufacturers, our key product lines include gears, bearings, precision components, linear systems and specialist lubricants. We are ISO 9001:2008 and AS9120 Aerospace Quality Standards approved for the stockholding and distribution of precision bearings, transmission components and allied products. We offer a high degree of commercial and technical service to our customers and serve a wide range of industries including aerospace, robotics, defence, nuclear, offshore wind and renewable energy, motorsport and machine tool.

Universal Robots

The leading supplier of collaborative robots (cobots) in the UK, we offer a range of flexible, 6 axis robotic arms that, due to the robots integral safety systems, can be operated safely without costly external guarding.  Designed to be lightweight and portable, with intuitive programming a key feature, the robots can be easily integrated into many existing production environments.  With an average 195 day payback period, our cobots make it possible for companies to automate almost anything! 

MiR100 MOBILE INDUSTRIAL ROBOT

The new generation of advanced mobile robots is ideal for the automation of internal transport and logistics solutions.  The MiR is designed to optimise workflows, free-up staff resources for more valuable tasks and allow users to increase productivity, shorten delivery times and reduce costs. High operational efficiency means rapid return on investment, often with a payback period of less than a year. The robot equipped with a cobot arm, mounted on top, can be programmed to undertake a variety of tasks such as collecting and delivering parts, unloading machines and assembling components. 

Robotiq GRIPPERS

Our off-the-shelf complimentary cobot grippers, available in 2-finger and 3-finger configurations are known for their ease of integration and user-friendliness. All grippers are supplied complete with auto-install pre-packaged subroutines for easy programming.

Robotiq VISION

Specifically designed to sit on our collaborative robot, the Vision System shortens set-up time to just five minutes, without the need for complex calibration procedures or extra an external light source, thus simplifying integration and opening up many new possibilities for automation.

Robotiq FORCE TORQUE SENSORS

To give the cobot a sense of touch, our range of sensors provides a stable, precise measurement of force applied on the process or part. This allows the automation of high precision tasks such as product testing, assembly and precise part insertion. With path recording software, users can easily set up complex trajectories without waypoints.  

ArtiMinds PROGRAMMING SOFTWARE

This software greatly simplifies the teaching of assembly and similar operations creating new application opportunities for collaborative robots. The robot programming suit has integrated the latest technologies in machine learning, motion planning and motion control for robotic manipulation into a robust, easy-to-use software package that is fully compatible with cobots and force torque sensors. Designed to work directly with CAD systems, users can import their applications as a solid model and program the robot offline.

IEF Werner MANUAL ADJUSTERS

Our range of high quality adjusting slides allows the linear system to be set up for the specific positioning needs of the application. Every axis configuration is achievable. The IEF range of hand operation slides can also be equipped with either a dovetail, cross roller or Teflon guides. All slides can be produced and supplied in an extremely wide variety of types and sizes to a customer specification. The latest addition to the slide range is domiLINE, the variable-combination adjustable slide system. This visually and technically sound modular system is available in a large number of different variants and widths. There are also combinations with and without mechanical locking devices, with a spindle or, if desired, a pneumatic or motor drive.

IEF Werner LINEAR DRIVES AND CONTROLS

IEF Werner's programmable linear axis features high speed, accuracy and flexible configurations suitable for rigorous applications in industries such as nuclear energy, automotive and food.

IEF Werner Palletisers

IEF Werner produces a range of palletiser systems for demanding industries such as Pharmaceutical and Electronic Component Handling. Whether high accuracy, high speed or continuous process is required, a modular installation concept ensures flexibility to the specific demands of our customers.

DISSENTANGLING TECHNOLOGY

Based on market leading technology, our disentangling machines and equipment are designed to sort and feed hard-to-disentangle bulk goods. Complex parts can be disentangled and passed on for further processing, regardless of their size, material or geometry.

BOWL FEEDING EQUIPMENT

Our vibratory bowl feeders reliably sort, align and feed complex bulk fed parts to a fixed position for easy integration alongside either the customer’s existing automation systems, or to be partnered with our range of automated solutions. 

Thin Section Bearings

Reali-Slim® thin section bearings are designed for applications that require low weight, space saving solutions, such as in aviation, aerospace, machine tools, medical equipment, robotics and semiconductor equipment manufacturing. They are available in a range of metric and imperial sizes from 20 to 360mm (1 inch to 40 inches). Cross section sizes range from 8 to 20mm² (3/16 to 1 inch). Reali-Slim® bearings are available in angular contact, radial deep grove and four point configurations. Sealed versions are available upon request. More details and specifications can be found by visiting RAR online. 

 

Turntable Bearings

RAR has a wealth of experience in the supply of turntable bearings, including those for demanding applications such as wind turbines, medical equipment and gun turrets. So whatever your requirements, R A Rodriguez can offer a solution. Stocked bearings are available in sizes up to 6.1m (outside diameter) – they can be supplied in four or eight point ball, cross roller and 3 row roller configurations. Special designs and configurations are available upon special request. 

Aerospace & Speciality Bearings

For the past 35 years, we have been providing aerospace companies with support in the design, selection, supply and installation of aerospace products. Almost all military and civil aircraft in the western world are fitted with our products, as are many spacecraft. Our products also have applications in leading technologies such as laser rangefinding, optical sighting systems, medical scanning equipment and semiconductor processing.

Given the mergers and acquisitions taking place daily in the aerospace industry, as well as its global nature, a central Aerospace Division has been created, located at our UK office and covering the whole of Europe, Scandinavia and the near East.

Our range of aerospace bearings includes aircraft control bearings, spherical bearings, rod end bearings, journal bearings, thin section rolling element bearings, airframe track rollers and need bearings, military spares and standard bearings.

Conveyor Bearings

There has been a growing demand for non-corrodible bearing units from a variety of different industries- ranging from food and pharmaceuticals, to chemical. The solution was a range of thermoplastic bearing housings. The housings are non-corrodible and therefore resist highly alkaline, acidic and salt solutions, as well as being strong, long-wearing and shock resistant. Furthermore, unlike other materials, the plastic housings are scratch resistant, easy to clean and resistant to the growth of microorganisms. It's worth noting that alongide plastic, stainless steel housings are also available. 

Custom Bearings

With many years of experience working across different industries, we understand the importance of custom products. Working closely with our manufacturing partners, we can create completely bespoke bearings, designed to fit specific requirements. This service includes both the modification of our standard bearings, as well as complete bespoke design. For examples of our custom products, please don't hesitate to visit the website where you can download our brochures.  

Compact Geared Motors

Our range of Compact Geared Motors have been designed for applications with limited space, offering the same benefits but with a lighter, more compact build. We are able to achieve a high-performance motor in a smaller size thanks to the use of spur and worm gear transmission. It's worth noting that the system can be fitted with a variety of different motors.  For more information on this range, including detailed technical specifications, please don't hesitate to visit the website. 

Planetary Gearboxes

Planetary Gearboxes possess a unique design, allowing them to be used for a variety of different applications. We offer a range of different planetary gearboxes, with options including High End and High End Economy. It's also worth noting that we can provide complete bespoke products, if necessary. Each range offers specific benefits when it comes to features like torque, accuracy, backlash, operating noise and protections. Full technical information on all of our products can be found on our website. Alternatively, you can contact us directly via phone or email. 

Linear Chain

The LinearChain push-pull actuator benefits from a unique design that uses precision chain links, allowing it to move both vertically and horizontally as well as push and pull heavy loads. This design also means the chains will not buckle when in use. The actuators are available in 3 different sizes and each chain can be rolled up for easy storage. It's also worth noting that we offer compact drive units and storage magazines for all chain sizes. Customers can visit the website for further information on the LinearChain.   

Linear Actuators

We stock a variety of linear actuators, including Mini Electric Motor Driven and LiMax Electric Motor Driven ranges. The actuators themselves benefit from powerful coaxial motors which means they can achieve specific stroke force, without taking up a large space. Customers can choose from a range of different sizes, with options to suit every application. If you have any specific questions about our linear actuators- or any of our products, then feel free to give us a call. 

Ball Screws

We stock a wide range of ball screws and Acme screws, with both standard and bespoke solutions available. The screws themselves are available in rolled, ground and spun thread forms, with the option for bespoke end machining. In terms of sizing, it’s worth noting that customers can choose from the most common metric and inch industrial standards. The screws are supplied with interchangeable nuts and there's options available for higher precisions- if required. Full technical information on this range can be found on our website. 

Linear Technology

Our wide range of linear technology products includes bearing housings, guideways, ball bushings as well as shafts, shaft supports and shaft blocks. As well as our standard products, we can also offer complete assemblies which incorporate all of our linear technology into one comprehensive and completely bespoke solution. Full technical information can be found on our website, where customers can download our product brochures. 

KHK Stock Gears

We can provide a range of spur gears from KHK, including ground spur gears, ground helical gears, ground racks, CP racks, ground spiral mitre gears, ground spiral beval gears, spiral mitre gears, spiral bevel gears, mitre gears, straight bevel gears, duplex lead worms and worm gears, and ground worms and worm gears.

Visit our website to view PDF versions of KHK's catalogues.

Custom & Modified Gears

We supply quality gears and drives from a number of manufacturers.

KHK of Japan makes a very high quality range of rack and pinion, spur gears, straight cut and spiral bevel gears.

Framo Compacta optimised geared motors are light weight and compact, and are especially suited for use in small spaces.

Framo Linear Actuators can be adapted for virtually any application through a wide range of options.

The Framo Linear Chain can move loads vertically and horizontally, and functions like a conventional linear actuator.

We also offer Framo Morat custom drive solutions that can meet the requirements of almost any application.

Collaborative Robots

We offer a range of collaborative robots (cobots) and plug and play accessories which have been designed with automation in mind. The range is extensive and includes products such as electronic grippers, vacuum grippers, sensors, sanding kits, wrist cameras and robot arms, just to name a few. It's worth noting that these products can be tailored to specific applications, taking into account customer requirements. Alongside our collaborative robots and accessories, we also offer training, support, feasibility studies, as well as complete turnkey solutions. 

Industrial Robots

Our range of industrial robots comes from RARUK Automation- the UK partner of Toshiba Machine and a world leader in the field. Customers can choose from a variety of different products, including those from 6-Axis Robots, SCARA and Cartesian Systems. Industrial robots offer a unique opportunity to boost productivity, efficiency and therefore overall profits and success. Please feel free to visit our website for full technical details on all of the products within this range. Alternatively, you can contact us directly with any specific queries.   

Feeding Systems

We offer a variety of feeding equipment, allowing for the successful sorting, feeding and disentangling of bulk parts. Products within this range include, bowl feeders, disentangling systems, flexible feeders and loading systems. Our equipment can be used in the sorting and feeding of a wide range of parts, independent of size, weight, surface, geometry or even fragility. This means overall production is faster and more efficient, saving time, money and manpower. The full range, including detailed technical specs can be found on our website. 

Automation

We offer automation solutions including industrial robots, palletisers and factory automation.

Universal Robot's highly specialised flexible, low-cost robot arm can be used in almost any application where traditional robots are too large, expensive, noisy or inflexible.

IEF Werner's programmable linear axis features high speed, accuracy and flexible configurations suitable for rigorous applications in industries such as nuclear energy, automotive and food.

IEF Werner's palletiser systems range offers high accuracy, speed and continuous process in a flexible modular concept.

Manually adjusted slides from IEF Werner can be configured for every axis and feature high load ratings, easy motor assembly, low torque and adjustment to 0.05 mm.

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Registration Number: 00934271
VAT Number: GB229 7521 47
Registered at Companies House:21 June, 1968 (51 years and 11 months ago)
No of Employees: 11-20
Annual Turnover: n/a
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Monday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Tuesday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Wednesday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Thursday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Friday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Saturday Closed
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Brand & Trade Names

  • ArtiMinds Robot programming suite software
  • Bryant Products Inc. Hydraulic, spring compression, & Pneumatic actuation
  • FK Rodends Rod ends & Spherical bearings
  • Framo Morat Rotary & Linear Actuation Systems
  • Greenlign Plastic bearing housing - Non-corrodible bearing units for machinery in the food, pharmaceutical and chemical industries.
  • IEF Werner Handling & Automation Technology
  • IEF Werner Handling & Automation Technology, palletisers, manually adjusted slides, Linear drives and controls
  • Industrial Tectonics Inc. Range of standard balls in various materials and special customised designs to suit specific design requirements
  • Kaydon Reali-Slim Bearings, Ultra-Slim Bearings & Reali-Slim Turntable Bearings.
  • KHK Stock Gears Spur and helical gears, Miter gears and Bevel gears, Racks, Worms and worm gears, Crossed helical gears & Ratchets and pawls, Involute splines and spline bushings and Gear couplings.
  • Lubrilog specialist lubricants Specialist high quality lubricants providing solutions for harsh environments and difficult operating conditions.
  • MAFU Feeding and disentangling technology
  • MiR Mobile industrial robot for factory automation
  • R.A.Rodriguez UK Ltd Aircraft Control Bearings, Spherical Bearings, Rod End Bearings, Journal Bearings, Thin Section Rolling Element Bearings, Track Rollers and Needle Bearings, Retaining Rings & Wavy Washers, Aerospace Services & Military Spares.
  • Redlign New REDLIGN range of bearing units from R.A. Rodriguez
  • Robotiq Robotic grippers for collaborative robots
  • Rodriguez Linear Techonology Linear Ball Bearings, Linear Bearing Housing (aluminium profile), Linear Bearing Housing (graphite pellet- or -aluminum mouldings), Linear Construction Components (Shaft supports, end-blocks etc.), Precision Guide Shafts, Linear Guideways & Ball Screws
  • Schatz Double "V" linear rail Systems
  • Spirolox Spiral wound retaining rings and compression wave springs.
  • TMT Linear Rail Systems
  • Unitec Precision Machine Tool and Industrial Special Purpose Bearings
  • Universal Robot Universal Robots has developed a highly specialised flexible, easily programmable, low-cost robot arm that can be used in almost any industry, where traditional robots are too large, expensive, noisy or inflexible. The complete range of Universal Robots are easy program, offer fast set up, collaborative and safe, and offer one of the fastest payback times in the industry. See the UR3, UR5, UR10 http://www.rarodriguez.co.uk/products/automation/industrial-robots
  • Zetasassi Chain Tensioners, Belt Tensioners & Overload Clutches

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ISO 9001:2015 - Quality management systems – Requirements

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