Rise of the service robots
The market for service robotics is growing. Service robots have been employed in industrial settings for many years, with a steep increase in recent years. Service robots for domestic use are still under development, but they are catching up.
HANNOVER MESSE 2017 “More attendees, more solutions, more international!”
Making the benefits of digitalization tangible – that was the declared objective of HANNOVER MESSE 2017. After five action-packed days at the world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology, the organizers spoke of a thriving event.
The Inverter Drive: From Yesterday’s Technology to Tomorrow’s Unsung Hero?
Inverter Drives: Have they changed much over the past 20 years? Not at the first glance; with underlying Drive technology, there hasn’t been a significant leap forward.
Integrated E-commerce Achieves Transportation Excellence
Long gone are the days when e-commerce was just a side project. It is now a main driver of growth across retail, wholesale, and manufacturing alike. E-commerce retail sales in the US grew at nearly 15% last year, about 10 times the 1.5% growth rate for retail overall.
Heating and Ventilating Air Conditioning Unit - Ex-Proof HVAC
AXIS has developed an ATEX/IECEx-compliant HVAC system that provides all-in-one climate control and personnel safety solution for walk-in style process analytical Analyser shelters.
Information Management and IoT: The Future of Lean Manufacturing
Lean manufacturing in today’s industrial world surrounds the continual investment in technologies that create added value, while reducing waste. As an increasing number of facilities move toward this approach.
Automated Conveyor Solutions Enter the World of ETO
Conveyors are a core component of all material handling or automation systems. Conveyors are used to transport, accumulate, and sort packages, boxes, or products.
Driverless Vehicles Designed for Small Manufacturers
Today’s AGVs (automated guided vehicles) are more advanced than a decade ago.The machines are now faster, safer, easier to program, more precise and less expensive.
The first steps into Industry 4.0
In generic terms, Industry 4.0 embraces a collection of technologies and concepts to create ‘smart factories’, where machines in the production process are able to communicate with each other, both internally and externally via the cloud.
ABB acquires B&R Industrial Automation
Acquisition of B&R (Bernecker + Rainer Industrie-Elektronik GmbH) will close ABB’s historic gap in machine and factory automation.