IFAC Ireland have launched their annual Food and Agribusiness Report, a comprehensive review of the challenges and opportunities facing the Irish food industry Our MD Peter Creighton shared his insights into the future role of automation and collaborative robots within the Irish food industry in the report.
Reliance and Cassida recently agreed a new partnership approach to help all Irish food producers improve reliability and reduce costs.
Reliance and Fuchs Cassida has a wealth of food application knowledge we are eager to share with food producers who are enthusiastic to ensure higher levels of efficiency and reliability are consistently achieved within your food producing processes.
Cassida food grade lubricants is a global leading brand offering a direct equivalent product for 99% of competitor products being used within Irish food manufacturing. To give full reassurance and subject to a formal technical review of any grease application, Fuchs Cassida will support their product recommendation with a formal letter backed up by insurance liability.
In addition, Reliance is very pleased to announce we now offer installation of bespoke automated greasing systems by our team of experienced lubrication engineers. Automated greasing systems ensures that important applications receive the right amount of lubrication, at the right time in the right place.
Our ultimate aim is to save you money and improve your plant efficiency. Please contact us today to discuss how we can achieve this through lubrication.
Further to government guidelines
regarding the provision of essential services, Reliance is classified as an essential service provider by the Irish Government under the new public health guideline will remain operational during this period.
Our 3 branch’s remain open and will
operate as usual with trade counters adhering to strict physical distancing
procedures. We have implemented all HSE and government guidelines in our facilities to
protect our team as best we can as health and wellbeing for us is our top
As you face the challenges of
operating during this period please know that our 24/7 out of hours emergency
service remains in place. If this service is required, please phone the
landline of the Reliance branch closest to you to receive our out hours mobile
We want to assure you during this unprecedented crisis that Reliance is operating at full capacity.
Whether from our 3 x Branch locations or remotely, our dedicated support teams will continue to operate as per usual.
We have implemented all HSE and government guidelines in our offices to protect our team as best we can as health and wellbeing for us all are the most important thing right now.
As you face the challenges of operating during this period we want to advise you that our 24/7 out of hours emergency service remains in place. If this service is required, please phone the landline of the Reliance branch closest to you to receive out hours numbers.
The Reliance branch landlines are as follows – • Dublin – 01 4502821 • Cork – 021 4354204 • Limerick – 061 419158
Please be rest assured if there is anything we can do to help you and your business during this time, please let us know and we will do our best to assist!
Reliance Automation continues on the path of being Ireland’s leading Automation and Robotics specialists! Reliance Automation is very pleased to announce that we are now the official technical partner for MiR (Mobile Industrial Robots) for Ireland.
MiR Collaborative mobile robots are global innovators in changing the way Industry moves product and materials within facilities, by automating internal transport and logistics.
MiR Robots can be mounted with standard top modules such as lifts for pallets and Hooks for towing, or customised top modules such as bins and racks, or even a Cobot arm. The standard top modules are easy to change out allowing redeployment of the Robot to many different tasks. Currently 4 Robots are available with payload capacities of up to 1000Kgs.
Call us today and let us show you how MiR can radically shape your processes into the future…
Automation and Universal Robots will be exhibiting a range of cobots at the new
Pendutech expo at the Pendulum Summit in Jan 2020. Reliance Automation and UR
cobots will proudly showcase technical advances and innovative workplace
solutions to the World’s top business leaders, entrepreneurs and forward
the World’s most advanced humanoid Robot, is opening Pendutech expo and will be
addressing the Pendulum summit. Sophia and UR is sure to inspire attendees to
maximise business potential through the future use of Robotics. Reliance
Automation and UR cobots is looking forward to demonstrate how we can unlock
this potential and help grow your business to the next level.
The UR16e is the latest edition to the e-series family of cobots from Universal Robots . UR16e combines the high 16 kg payload with a reach of 900 mm and pose repeatability of +/- 0.05 mm. The UR16e is the Cobot we’ve been waiting for, it is ideal for automating tasks such as heavy-duty material handling, heavy-part handling, and machine tending.
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 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)
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.
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
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!
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
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 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 )
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.
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.”
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
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 hereor contact your Reliance representative.
Reliance 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!
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.
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
The Reliance Limerick branch sponsored the club singles in Munster club of the year Ballyneety Golf Club on the weekend of 9-10th May 2015 in very testing conditions. The competition saw 200 entrants competing over the 2 days, the eventual winner was 8 handicapper Mr. Gary Leslie with 41 points just pipping Mr. Michael Butler on a back nine count back.
Well done to all who competed in such trying conditions and the best of luck to all for the rest of the season.
Pictured: Dave Collopy and Gerry Graham from our Limerick Branch
At the 2014 Ploughing Championships Doreen was the fastest person to unclip a BARE-Co PTO Guard from a PTO shaft and reassemble it again. Doreen completed the task in just under 16 seconds as she beat stiff competition from hundreds of farmers at the 2014 Ploughing Champs in Athy. Doreen demonstrated to all farmers just how easy it is to conduct PTO maintenance with BARE-Co PTO Guards while at the same time ensuring maximum safety is maintained. Traditionally Farmettes may have been discouraged from conducting the ever necessary PTO Maintenance however Doreen has shown this should not be the case with BARE-Co PTO Guards.
Well Done Doreen from everyone at BARE-Co and Best of Luck for the 2015 Challenge!
As a distributor of Molykote in Ireland, we supply the most complete range of Molykote High
Performance Industrial Lubricants.
Molykote High Performance Lubricants from Dow Corning help reduce friction and wear,
extend lubrication time and reduce maintenance and replacement costs in applications that would
defeat conventional oils and greases. Formulated to withstand the rigors of heavy loads, dirty, dusty
or chemically harsh environments, temperature and speed extremes, Molykote lubricants are also
ideal for normal service lubrication.
Reliance will be exhibiting at the Millstreet Farm Machinery Show 2014 on the 22nd and 23rd of January.
The show takes place in the Green Glens Arena. Reliance will be exhibiting PTO shafts, PTO safety covers and Lanoprotect at the show. We would be delighted if you popped by our stand (Hall 3, stand H316).
Reliance wish to confirm the following label updates has been made to all our Driveline PTO stock.
1. Manufacturer name and address on each shaft.
2. An updated label placed on each shaft.
3. Manufacturer’s Certificate of Conformity placed with each shaft.
Reliance would also like to confirm all our Driveline PTO stock is now updated and fully compliant as per HSA requirements, Machinery Directives EN12965 and EN 5674.
We would like for our customers to make contact with us if you have any unsold
Driveline PTO shafts in your premises and we will arrange to come on site to update the labeling for you.
We would also like to reiterate the label issues raised in recent times in no way undermines the quality or safety of Driveline PTO shafts and do wish to re-iterate all Driveline that they are fully mechanically compliant.
Recent Farmers Journal articles has highlighted some brands of PTO shafts being sold on the Irish Market may be not be CE compliant and may even be illegal. We wish to confirm all PTO shafts Reliance represent and distribute meet with the appropriate EU legislation and have passed all safety tests. We wish to acknowledge the labeling on our Driveline PTO shaft does require an update and will be working closely with the HSA this week to ensure the information on the label will satisfy all requirements. Please click on the following link to view our clarification letter (https://www.reliancebearing.ie/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/reliance-letter.pdf)
To view our Driveline Certificate of Conformance please click on the following link (https://www.reliancebearing.ie/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Driveline-CE-Certificate.pdf)
Reliance are now distributors for MLS fuel purifiers. The MLS Fuel Purifier (FP) will remove water and solid particulates from even the dirtiest, most contaminated fuel. Keeping your diesel fuel free from water and other contamination is fundamental to ensuring the life of the engine on your equipment.
Reliance will be exhibiting our range of Agricultural Saftey Equipment at The National Ploughing Championships in New Ross, which will be held from the 25th to the 27th of September. You will be able to find us at the HSA Stand.
Reliance are delighted to now be an official distributor of Tsubaki chains in Ireland.Tsubaki’s main products are industrial drive chains, attachment chains and large size conveyor chains. Related products such as cam clutches, sprockets, shaft couplings, safety devices, toothed belts & pulleys compliment the program.
Reliance are delighted to be a new Loctite Irish agent. The preferred global brands for high-performance adhesive, sealant and surface treatment solutions in industrial manufacturing and maintenance. Loctite, Teroson and Bonderite are known all over the world for proven high reliability and performance
Reliance will be exhibiting both the Bare-Co (standard and wide angle) PTO Guards and the Access Protect. We will be at stand 105, and will be exhibiting these products from 10am til 9pm on Tuesday and Wednesday next week (7th and 8th February). We really look forward to seeing you there!
Reliance will be exhibiting at LAMMA 2012, which will take place in Newark, Nottingham this Wednesday and Thursday (18th and 19th February). We will be exhibiting the Bare-Co PTO Guards, both standard and wide angle, and also the brand new Access Protect safety device. So come and visit our stand 142 in hall number 1. You can see for yourself how easy these devices are to use!
The Bare-Co PTO Guards were a huge hit at the Ploughing Champs last month. This was epitomised by Simon Coveney spending some time at our exhibition area and also the RTE news airing a brief demo of the guard on the 6 0′ clock news.
Also, there is big news in relation to the Bare-Co Wide Angle PTO Guards as we will have them in stock in early 2012. There is huge anticipation for these guards as they will increase farm safety dramatically.
Reliance and Bare-Co will be exhibiting at the Ploughing Champs in Athy this year (20th to 22nd September) at the H.S.A. stand in the Farm Safety Village. We will have a demonstration, and loads of information about the Bare-Co products. Also, it will be the first chance to see the new Bare-Co Wide Angle PTO Safety Guard. We really look forward to seeing you at our stand!!
Have a listen to last Saturdays Countrywide programme on RTE Radio 1 where the hot topic is farm safety and a mention for Reliance and the Bare-Co PTO Safety Covers (go to about 36 minutes and listen from there!). Just click on the link below:
Please click on the link below to listen to the recent Reliance interview on RTE radios Countrywide programme.
Our very own Gerry Murphy and George Egan speak about farm safety and how our new line of PTO safety covers will benefit farms nationwide. Reliance also have a stand (216) at the upcoming FTMTA show on in the Punchestown Convention centre from the 10th until the 12th of February 2011.
Reliance are delighted to announce their new association with Bare-Co.
An innovative PTO safety cover, which will be launched at the FTMTA Machinery show in Punchestown on 10th, 11th and 12th of February. Bare-Co patent lever release shaft guard allows guards to be pulled back to facilitate safe engagement of PTO shaft yokes and regular joint maintenance. Supplied complete with all bearings.
Just two part numbers cover virtually every brand of shaft sold in Europe.
Reliance are delighted to announce their new association with Ambersil.
The Ambersil range includes lubricants, corrosion inhibitors, metal cutting fluids, inspection and detection products, welding aids and the most comprehensive range of industrial cleaners available anywhere. Ambersil has grown to become a ‘true single source supply’ for industrial aerosols and chemicals for engineers and maintenance professionals who require exceptional product quality and performance, whilst maximising value for money. The Ambersil brand is going from strength-to-strength with unsurpassed research, development, and manufacturing resources.
Reliance are very pleased to announce their new association with Donghua Chain.
The group is focused on producing all varieties of standard roller chains and special chains, such as conveyor chain, stainless steel chain, agricultural chain and has not just sold its products all over china, but also sold more than 65% products to oversees, including Europe, America, South-east Asia, and it also has set up several storage logistics in Europe. With Donghua brand registered in more than 70 countries such America , UK , Japan and so on, it has partners among world top enterprises, such as JOHNDEERE, NEW HOLLAND, CLAAS, HONDA, KUBOTA, YANMAR, etc.
Woolube Lanolin products have been designed by nature and rigorously tested for centuries. Lanolin, a unique natural substance derived from the greasy coating on raw wool, is an all-natural, highly effective substance which acts as a moisture barrier and lubricant. This natural, non-toxic product has virtually limitless applications in the modern boating industry and endless uses on farm machinery and irrigation equipment, in metal fabrication, for motor vehicle component protection, trailers, leather, sporting equipment, as a welding anti-spatter agent and for a multitude of household chores. Common uses for woolube include chains, hinges and outboard motors but the uses are endless. Woolube is available in lanolin greases, sprays, concrete products and ezicut cutting fluid.
As a specialist in high-quality replacement parts for all brands, GRANIT provide agricultural machinery specialist dealers throughout Europe with top service and top products. GRANIT is a wholesaler that gives you a competitive edge by providing you with replacement parts at low prices. GRANIT supplies replacement parts, accessories and components for agricultural machinery which includes such brands as FAG, HELLA and PERKINS. GRANIT offers a repair service for pumps and alternators. Also, GRANIT allows Reliance to offer customers an additional 4.5 million agricultural items.
To see the Granit parts website please click here.
Reliance is delighted to announce that we now stock a comprehensive range of Regatta corporate wear. Regatta is a market leader in outdoor clothing, manufactured to extremely high standards at very competitive prices.
The lining in the range of clothing can be easily removed allowing for embroidery to be stitched on in a clean and professional manner. This service is also available from Reliance at very competitive prices.
Regatta Outdoor clothing and Corporate wear is a great addition to the Reliance offering and we are pleased that our customers will now benefit even further by being able to consolidate shipments and offer yet another quality product range to their customers in turn.