Automation Tour

The Limerick and Galway stops of our Automation Tour in conjunction with UR were a huge success.  A special word of thank to all our technology partners for their support and impressive demonstrations on both days.

Next stops on the tour are Mullingar and Dublin in September!



Universal Robots and Reliance Automation Tour 2019


Universal Robots and Reliance are pleased to announce we will be running workshops nationwide to demonstrate innovative automation solutions.

Our aim is to show you how production efficiencies can be optimised through Universal Robots Cobots and related automation technologies.

At our workshop you will have the unique opportunity to discuss application specific queries in depth with our key automation partners who offer a wealth of experience ranging from different end-effector technologies and tooling.
Even more, you will have the opportunity to program the flexible and user-friendly robots yourself.

Our Roadshows will take place in May (Limerick and Galway) and September (Midlands and Dublin)

These events are free, register below today!

May 28th  Limerick Roadshow

May 29th   Galway Roadshow

Sept 11th   Midlands Roadshow

Sept 12th   Dublin Roadshow


Reliance partner with Soft Robotics Inc.

Reliance is delighted to announce our new partnership with Soft Robotics Inc.  Soft Robotics is an innovative end of arm tooling manufacturing company whose pneumatic gripping system has human hand-like dexterity – meaning it can manipulate items that vary in size, shape & weight!

mGrip allows quick tool builds with limitless configurations and spacing options. Each mGrip kit comes equipped with the components needed to build, validate and install production-ready systems in minutes.


Reliance in the news!

On Friday 11th January Tánaiste Simon Coveney, officially opened Reliance Limerick Ballysimon.

The morning also marked the distribution partnership between Reliance and Universal Robots.   A UR arm collaborated with Mr Coveney cutting the ribbon in front of a gathering of Reliance customers, Politicians, Limerick sporting heroes and media.

Left to Right, David Wallace, Tánaiste Simon Coveney, Peter Creighton (MD Reliance), Samantha Cummins-Byrne (UR Robots)


Below are links to some of the media coverage of the event

Irish Times Saturday 12th January

Limerick Leader Monday 14th January.

Limerick Leader Wednesday 16th January

Engineers Journal Tuesday 15th January

Live95FM News 11th January

UR Collaborative Robots

UR Collaborative Robots

Reliance have been appointed as an authorised distributor for Universal Robots.

Universal Robots is the world’s number 1 manufacturer of collaborative robots.

Universal Robots develop and manufacture easy-to-use 6-axis industrial robotic arms suitable for businesses of every size.

UR cobots are cost-effective, flexible, safe, and easy-to-use delivering a speedy return on investment.

Click here for details on UR e-series collaborative robots

Our new Limerick premises opens for business Monday 10th September.

RELIANCE Limerick is moving to serve you better than ever! Our new premises opens for business Monday 10th September.

*Carrying a wider range of stock
*Improved service
*Easy to get to – located just around the corner from the NCT centre

Our New premises will be located at;

Unit 1 Eastway Bus. Park,
Ballysimon Road, V94 DW74
(opposite Finucanes Electrical & Beside Rexel) 

 You will find us 200M down from NCT centre.

Lovato Soft Starters

Reliance now stock a range of two phase and three phase Lovato Soft Starters.

The new Lovato ADXL series is equipped with a backlit LCD icon display and NFC connectivity for quick and easy configuration, even from smartphones and tablets.

The 2 phase ADXL series are ideal for simple “plug and play” applications and also for applications that demand high-performance in terms of control and protection during motor start-up and operation.

The 3 phase ADX series meets heavy duty requirements, used to start and gradually stop three-phase asynchronous squirrel-cage motors.

This complements our existing stock range of DOL starters, contactors and thermal overloads. Learn more about Lovato soft starters here


Lovato ADXL Series Soft Starters

Lovato ADXL Series

Customer Open Day

Customer Open Day

Reliance recently held a Customer Open Day in our Cork facility.

Customers were invited to visit us at Little Island to see the extensive range of products that is stocked and in particular the view the newer technologies Reliance specialises in.

Many of our key supply partners were also there on the day to demonstrate our core product offerings and latest technologies from energy efficient pneumatic solutions to next generation automation and Robotics!


Reliance open day

Pictured Peter Creighton (centre) Managing Director, George Egan (left) Reliance and Peter Carroll, Carroll Farm and Industrial Supplies.  Picture: Eddie O’Hare

Pictured from left, Pat O’Donnell, Regeneron; Lee Knight, Nachi and Gerry Graham, Reliance.  Picture: Eddie O’Hare

Pictured Peter Creighton (centre) Managing Director with Richard Hall (left) and Martin Ryan both Schaeffler.  Picture: Eddie O’Hare

Pictured from left, Fintan Byrne, National Sales Director SMC Pneumatics, Peter Creighton, Managing Director, Ed Edler and Pat Bolger (Glanbia) Picture: Eddie O’Hare

Pictured from left, Paul Caroll, Atkins Farm Machinery Ltd Cork, Noel O’Sullivan, Reliance & Kestutis Liepis, (Atkins)
Picture: Eddie O’Hare

Pictured from left, Peter Creighton, Managing Director ; Frankie Hurley, Reliance; Alan Kelly, Kelly Engineering, Midleton and Noel O’Sullivan, Reliance
Picture: Eddie O’Hare

Premium Stephan Industrial Geared Motors Assembly in our Dublin branch.  

      • Reliance now offer a range of Premium Stephan Industrial Geared Motors from our Dublin branch.
      • Gearboxes can be assembled from stock at short notice.
      • This is in addition to having an assembly centre for Radicon Industrial Geared Motors in our Cork Branch.
      • Both Radicon and Premium Stephan are interchangeable with all major brands on the market.  Allowing for easy replacement of existing geared motors.
      • Both brands utilise standard IEC motors to allow for a dry fit between motor and gearbox and flexibility with motor options.

Premium Stephan Bevel Helical, Helical Inline and Helical Parallel Shaft gearboxes can be assembled from Dublin at short notice.

Premium Stephan Industrial Geared Motors Assembly

Premium Stephan Industrial Geared Motors Assembly

BARE-Co Wins Again

BARE-Co PTO Guards have won an EIMA Mention Award at the EIMA 2016 Agricultural Exhibition in Bologna!

The award recognises machinery that show an original improvement compared to machinery already manufactured or patented, both as a whole and in one or more essential elements to their design.
We are delighted that BARE-Co continues to impress with its unique and patented PTO Guard that makes conducting maintenance on a PTO shaft very quick, easy and safe.



L-R (Bill MacDonald, Loredana Rizzo, Allan Bare (BARE-Co Australia), Mark Kenworthy, Horace Kenworthy (Bare-Co Ireland)


Reliance appointed as authorised distributor of SMAC Moving Coil Actuators



Reliance Automation is proud to add SMAC, The World’s Largest Manufacturer of Moving Coil Actuators to our range of Automation solutions.
SMAC actuators offer many unique features including complete control of position, acceleration, velocity and force for each and every movement in cycle times that are too fast to see.

SMAC offers a wide range of programmable electric actuators based on Moving Coil linear servo motors.
All SMAC actuators are fully programmable permitting the user to exert complete control over

  • Force,( up to 300N )
  • Acceleration, ( up to 50G )
  • Position,( sub micron repeatability )
  • Velocity.

Ideal for implementation in industries where SMAC’s patented ‘Soft-Land’ procedure allows the actuator to both measure and manipulate very delicate and high value components with ease.

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Designed by Diarmuid Gavin Powered by Reliance

Reliance is proud to be part of Diarmuid Gavin’s team to design & supply the mechanical movement elements of his unique & awe inspiring garden at this years Chelsea Flower Show.
Diarmuid Gavin’s remarkable garden features pop-up flower beds, twirling bay trees, a hidden sundial that reveals itself every 15 minutes and a rotating herb bed
Inspired by the drawings of cartoonist Heath Robinson, the Harrods British Eccentrics garden, Diarmuid says he mixed traditional themes with “a little bit of madness”. Adding that, Behind the magic “There are motors, upon motors, upon motors.”

New Automation Brochure

New Automation brochure now available


Reliance is a leading Automation Technology Solutions provider representing a comprehensive range of mechanical and electrical components dedicated to the demands of Irish automation sector.

Our experienced automation engineers are on hand to advise on a wide range of global leading technologies.  We can help specify the latest innovative products from such leading edge automation manufacturers as IAI, NACHI and THK as well as many more.  We specialise in helping our customers from design stage right through to commissioning.

Contact us today to experience how Reliance Automation can assist you with all your automation requirements

Click here to view our brochure

See the Worlds Fastest Small Industrial Robot for the very first time in Ireland.

Join Reliance at the National Manufacturing Conference & Exhibition on the 26th of January 2016 to hear from an impressive line-up of manufacturing leaders, academics and government agencies who will engage in a stimulating blend of key note addresses and debates.

We are very pleased to invite you to visit us at stand 36 and see the Worlds Fastest Small Industrial Robot for the very first time in Ireland.

For limited time free entry to the exhibition register here or contact your Reliance representative.


Reliance appointed as the master distributor for Dunlop BTL in Ireland


DUNLOPReliance is pleased to announce we have been appointed as the main distributor for Dunlop BTL in Ireland, allowing us to provide a much wider range of quality Power Transmission products at very competitive price levels.
Please contact us today for more details!

Dunlop BTL Transmission Range

  • Sprockets
  • V Belts, Timing Belt and Polly Vee Pulleys
  • Shaft Couplings
  • Taperlock Bushes & Locking Devices
  • Weld on and Bolt on Hubs
  • Tensioners & Idlers
  • V Link Belting

Dunlop BTL Linkages Range

  • Male Rod Ends
  • Female Rod Ends
  • Spherical Plain Bearings
  • Linkages
  • Ball Joints
  • Ball Studs
  • Clevis Joints


Have you heard about the Fuchs Lube Cube…a great way to reduce disposal costs and eliminate the need for plastic lube containers!

Reliance is a stockist of Fuchs Lube Cube.  The Lube Cube offers an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional 20 litre plastic containers
The Lube Cube is easy to handle, easy to use, easy to store.  Using the Fuchs Lube Cube you will easily achieve savings by reducing disposal costs and reducing spills and waste.

  • Environmentally friendly -100% recyclable cardboardFuchs lube cube
  • Reduced disposal costs – eliminates need for plastic containers
  • Space efficient – easily stackable, cubes are 52% more space efficient compared to plastic containers.
  • Improved carbon footprint -manufactured from 98% recyclable materials
  • Efficient use of transport -reducing your carbon footprint
  • Easy to use – anti-glug taps dispense the product when required and eliminate spills and waste

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Stock is available in any of our 3 branches,  contact us today for further information! 

Nachi Partnership

Reliance is delighted to be an official distribution partner of Nachi Robots in Ireland. Nachi-Fujikoshi are the established world leader manufacturer of industrial robotics.
Nachi Robots are the world’s fastest, lightest 6-Axis robots, with incredible accuracy and reliability.
Reliance has trained Nachi Engineers to assist with specifying, installing and programming a Nachi solution for your specific requirement.
Whatever your automation task, Nachi has a robot to suit:

• Picking Robots
• Packaging/Casing Robots
• Sealing Robots
• Machine Loading Robots
• Assembling Robots
• Deburring Robots
• Finishing Robots
• Inspection Robots
• Palletising Robots
• Vision System Robots
• Welding Robots
Contact us today for more information on Nachi Robots