As production processes become increasingly automated and robots play a larger role on the production line, manufacturers are looking for more ways to maintain and reinforce a safe work environment. The new GuardShield 450L safety light curtain system is a flexible, cost-effective solution that enhances safety while improving productivity through innovative transceiver technology. Unlike traditional safety […]
In the picture: Improving the efficiency of materials will help to further advancements in designing and optimising perovskite solar cells. Improving the efficiency of solar cells requires materials free from impurities and structural defects. Scientists across many disciplines at KAUST have shown that 2D organic-inorganic hybrid materials feature far fewer defects than thicker 3D versions. […]
By Remco Tolsma, Central Europe Regional Manager, RS Components The opportunities are many in the paradigm of the Internet of Things (IoT) and especially so in industrial IoT applications. Naturally all the major semiconductor vendors are making strategic forays into this arena, and among them is perhaps the best known of them all. Intel has […]
The QuantumS is certified to ISO 10360 -12:2016, the most rigorous international measurement quality standard in existence. This global standard, unlike the various regional standards such as VDI/VDE 2617, establishes the consistent, critical testing procedures that enable objective performance comparisons across any and all Articulated Arm Coordinate Measuring devices. Also, the QuantumS sets a new […]
Next month, Asia’s nutraceutical, functional food and beverages, and dietary supplement industries will gather in Singapore for Vitafoods Asia, the region’s only event dedicated to these markets. The organisers reached out to exhibitors and visitors last month to get their thoughts on how the industry was doing, and some interesting insights were uncovered. Asian Nutraceutical […]
Creaform, a worldwide leader in portable and highly accurate 3D measurement solutions and engineering services, will extend its expertise in non-destructive testing (NDT) to the aerospace industry. By expanding access to its inspection solutions, the company aims to better enable airlines, as well as maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) service companies, to more efficiently perform […]
A small New Zealand firm made a giant contribution to the America’s Cup. ‘YachtBot’ – GPS tracking systems invented by Dunedin firm Igtimi – was on nearly 40 boats operated by America’s Cup Event Authority (ACEA) including official, photo, television, mark-setting and VIP boats. YachtBot lets the race organisers build a “virtual stadium” on the […]
The new production unit is the first of its type to be put into operations within the SKF Group and is part of a programme of next generation manufacturing technology within the company.
SKF’s operations in Sweden are set to be given a boost with the inauguration of a completely new, fully-automated and digital production process in Gothenburg, adapted for the manufacture of spherical roller bearings. The new production unit is the first of its type to be put into operations within the SKF Group and is part […]
By using a distributed array of such batteries to smooth out dips in generation and peaks in demand, it hopes to reduce the need for centralised generating capacity, and plans to bring the service to market in October.
Declining birth rate, aging population, natural disasters, pollution: Do these sound like issues the IT industry can deal with? Japanese businesses say yes, and a number of them visited the Cebit trade show in Hanover, Germany, to explain why. Industry 4.0 — the building of “smart factories” in which machines monitor one another and make […]
By Shermine Gotfredsen, General Manager SEA & Oceania, Universal Robots New Zealand’s manufacturing industry has continued to expand almost every month since October 2012, based on the Bank of New Zealand-Business NZ performance of manufacturing index. The sector was lifted by a construction boom that started during the rebuild of Christchurch post-earthquake. However, manufacturing as […]