Check out the video from the guys over at Joes Bikes and their stunning Orange Stage Evo Build! See the text below on what Joe's had to say on the build and the full spec!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tf1l1D1f_us"This week we're building something made in Britain, an Orange Stage 29er for a lucky customer. Built by Joe in our workshop in Worksop in the UK. Things are a bit crazy in the UK right now with this virus but we're still helping people get their daily exercise and supplying them with their bikes. We've detailed this stunning Orange mountain bike with a trim of orange coloured Hope, Unite, Burgtec, Raceface and WTB products. Do you like it? What colour trim would you choose? Tune in to see what we have in the workshop next week! Check out the build pics on our instagram: https://www.instagram.com/
Spec: Frame - Orange Stage 29er Fork - Fox 34 Shock - Fox Float DPS Wheels - Hope Pro 4 Hubs Fortus rims Rotors - Hope 200mm Orange Tyres - Continental Mountain King Rear Derailleur - Shimano SLX Shift Levers - Shimano SLX Crankset - Raceface with Unite Chainring Bottom Bracket - Raceface Chain - Sram XX1 Oilslick Cassette - Sram XX1 Olislick Brakes Front - Hope E3 Orange Handlebar - Hope Carbon Stem - Hope Orange Grips - Lizard Skin Joe's Custom Headset - CaneCreek Seatpost - SDG Dropper Saddle - WTB Silverado Pedals - Hope F120 Graphics - @squadprobike Finishing Kit - Unite Spacers & Pivot Caps & Bolts
Want one? Get in touch: http://www.joesbikes.co.uk
Unite is a young company and we have been growing fast over the last 12 months, with growth comes problems and ours was capacity, there was simply not enough hours in the day to make enough parts. Reeco Automation a local automation specialist had the answer, a Universal Robots UR5 collaborative robot or as more commonly known, a cobot!
Cobots are a relatively new technology, they share a lot of similarities with industrial robots but they are considerably cheaper, easier to program and don't need as strict health and safety measures. For these reasons cobots are becoming the first choice for automated machine tending. Whilst they are a lot simpler, integrating the cobot to a CNC machine is more of a challenge. Again this where Reeco Automation stepped in and integrated the UR5 to our Haas CNC milling machine, this allows the robot and the machine to communicate with each other.
We use this process to run both our stems and pedals, as show in picture above, the raw material is placed in the cartridge on the right hand side, once the operator has fully loaded the cartridge the machine and robot are set to run, the machine doors will open and the robot will place the billet into a pneumatic vice inside the machine, the robot will return, the doors will shut and the pedal will be machined, the robot will pick the part out of the vice and place in the stack on the left hand side. This process will be repeated until all the billets are machined.
Investing in this automation has allowed us to run this machine 24 hours/7 days a week almost completely un-manned. It has also freed up staff giving them more time for the day to day running of Unite, we are working more efficiently then ever. There's no doubt this project has been a huge success and is the 1st of many automation projects to come.
"October is a great time of year around here. Nice temperatures, lovely colours and best of all, no midgies. Here's a little video I shot with the help of friends in Glen Nevis and surrounding areas near my house."
We cant get enough of Miles Trails Style, he use's all of Unite's product range on his Transition Scout, He gives our products a good trashing in the Scottish highlands. Check at his YouTube channel for some more great video's!
Mike "Jersey" Taylor, an old school bmxer who made his way into mountain biking a few years ago, now riding the Calibre bikes Sentry, this is his first video part since he put down the BMX. He brings his unique style and line choice together for some very Impressive riding, all shot by Matty Lambert! Expect a lot more Jersey in the future.
"I've wanted to make something of Jersey for a while, so whilst we were both furloughed it gave us the perfect opportunity to create something. He's no stranger to scoping out lines on street and does the exact same thing here in his local woods."