Using engineering expertise to power stairlifts
Denchi Group has secured a large-scale contract with DC motor system manufacturer Lemac. The two companies will use their combined expertise to help power stairlifts for a major brand manufacturer.
AR to usher in an era of interactive construction
There will be 3.5 billion augmented reality (AR) users by the year 2022, according to Digi-Capital. Construction is one of the many industries adopting this immersive technology, which is now changing the way that companies design, model and build. Here Ian Barnes, Head of Business at SITECH, discusses three ways that AR is creating an era of interactive construction.
Design for prototype testing
There are some tips and tricks you can deploy when developing a new PCB to help produce a useful first-time prototype and allow easier debugging of the design. Roland Bodlovic, Technical Manager, ByteSnap Design, offers some advice for prototype testing.
No boat? No problem: laying the world’s longest subsea cable
Construction of the longest subsea power cable in the world has now passed the halfway point and achieved a major engineering feat to enable Norway’s zero carbon hydro energy to be shared with the UK.
Free guide to increase productivity in the warehouse
JLT Mobile Computers has announced that it is making available the benefits of its expertise in a series of ‘how to’ guides designed to help new and existing customers make the right strategic technology decisions to optimise their operations. The first guide in the series aims to increase productivity in the warehouse and is available for download.
Helping museum to bring smart agriculture to life
When the farm meets smart technology (smart agriculture), what will it look like? With the advent of the IoT, ‘Big Data’ and Machine Learning, many businesses can now quickly and accurately collect and analyse information to fine tune their processes and improve productivity and quality.
Shaping the future of industrial designs with GaN technology
Power management is integral to business strategy at Texas Instruments (TI), and the company is pushing significant investment towards GaN technology (gallium nitride), which has huge potential to make a difference to how industrial and other applications are going to function in the future.
Accelerating transformation for the industrial revolution
I have always been interested and somewhat fascinated by machines, especially the ones that are used to build other machines. I have good memories of my visits to an enormous foundry or a ship factory. This dates back 30 years when I was working in a machine shop as a high school senior. I loved the industrial saws used to cut 2” thick sheets of mica or the G-code programmed CNCs. Enough of this and back to the topic of the Fourth Industria...
Supporting safe and smart spaces
EnOcean Alliance, an international association of leading companies in the building and IT industries, has announced a major focus on supporting businesses and public sector organisations around the world to safely reopen following the widespread COVID-19 lockdown, using flexible, connected energy harvesting sensors to create safe and smart spaces. Initiatives will include webinars and training, as well as a pilot ‘Smart...
Overcoming the barriers to smart materials
For all the benefits they offer, smart materials are not always a viable option for manufacturers. This is because they often rely on technologies that are still in their infancy or suffer from issues such as poor reliability and longevity. Here Neil Ballinger, head of EMEA at automation parts supplier EU Automation, looks at some of the barriers to smart material commercialisation.