Think outside the box for cranes and hoists
When contemplating entering the cranes and hoists market, panel builders and system integrators need to think outside the box - not only laterally but vertically as well. Mainstream horizontal applications like conveyors cannot be shoehorned into the same category as cranes and hoists. Tony Young, owner and director of CP Automation explains the complexities of vertical lift applications.
War of the currents: AC/DC power
Steve Jobs and Bill Gates - two of the most well-known figures in modern technology and also, one of the industry’s most infamous rivalries. “The only problem with Microsoft is they just have no taste,” Jobs famously stated in 1996. Despite the snide remarks and occasional lawsuits, both Jobs and Gates realised there was room on the IT market for both companies to coexist. The same however, cannot be said for George Westinghouse...
An IoT technology that supports the roll-out phase
One of the subjects that wasn’t discussed in detail in this blog about selecting a wireless protocol for your IoT design is what happens when you have designed it? i.e. roll-out. No matter how impressive your solution, let’s not forget that from an end customer perspective, this will be one of their most important concerns. By Tim Bonnett, Director, Alpha Micro Components.
The five most influential devices to use PowerVR GPUs
Love them or hate them, 'listicles' are here to stay. Last month, TIME assembled a team of journalists to compile the ultimate tech catalogue counting down 50 of the most influential gadgets of all time. That got me walking down memory lane so I put together a list of five of the most influential products to use PowerVR. By Alexandru Voica, Senior Marketing Manager, Imagination Technologies.
The five most iconic devices to use MIPS CPUs
Love them or hate them, 'listicles' are here to stay. Last month, TIME assembled a team of journalists to compile the ultimate tech catalogue counting down 50 of the most influential gadgets of all time. That got me walking down memory lane so I put together a list of five of the most iconic products to use MIPS. By Alexandru Voica, Senior Marketing Manager, Imagination Technologies.
UK manufacturing industry is bordering on stagnation
According to the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), the UK manufacturing sector risks stagnation. This warning comes from the BCC’s Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) which saw manufacturing export sales drop to their lowest levels since 2009 in the final quarter of 2015. Rob Phillips, sales and marketing director of professional battery manufacturer Accutronics, investigates how the industry can recover.
Automation for oil & gas
On Earth, it’s hard to imagine a more alien place than the unexplored environment of the deep sea. For the Attenborough enthusiasts among us, bizarre, bioluminescent creatures are what usually come to mind when we consider an ocean’s 3,000 ft depths. But by employing cutting-edge technology, these incredible depths are set to become the locations of large production sites for the subsea oil and gas industry. Rapid technological advanc...
Project of the Summer
Hold on to your seats! This is really great news - in addition to the ongoing Project of the Month competition Altium hold, they get to run a Project of the Summer Competition as well! (Southern Hemisphericals are included too, though it's winter down under right now). How is it possible? Their friends OtherMachine Co. at are generously donating a brand-new OtherMill Pro. What's better yet, the Othermill Pro will be the very first ...
Where did I put that speaker?
Steve Rogerson looks at some of the recent news that may have missed the front page.
Five misconceptions about reconditioned parts
Dismiss almost every Viking costume you’ve ever laid eyes on. While these threatening Scandinavian tribes did wear all sorts of bizarre headgear when marching into battle, there’s no reason to believe it was decked with the intimidating horns popular culture loves so much. There are countless myths and fallacies which over time, have become commonly accepted as the truth. Misconceptions about reconditioned industrial automation parts ...