Quantum computing’s potential – and its potential concerns

Quantum computing (QC) may prove the next major step in technology, as it even surpasses the value of super computers. Sam Holland looks at QC and considers both the capabilities and the downfalls that may come with it. An introduction…

VERICUT announces Version 9.3 of its CNC machine software

CGTech has announced the latest release of VERICUT, Version 9.3. VERICUT is the industry leader in machine simulation, verification, and optimisation for all types of CNC machining, additive, and hybrid manufacturing processes. The software operates independently, but also integrates with…

Five axis Delta robot for lightweight product picking and reorientation

ABB is expanding its FlexPicker Delta robot portfolio with the IRB 365. With five axis and 1.5 kilogram payload, the IRB 365 is both flexible and the fastest in its class for reorienting packaged lightweight products such as confectionery, small…

VOTW- 7th axis robot in a welding application

The application video of the igus 7th axis robot working alongside the staff at RHEWUM helps increase their workspace from 1300 to 5500mm. With the drylin ZLW tooth belt linear system, it is quick and easy to set up, low…

What’s ‘in store’ for battery energy storage systems?

Following the UK’s increased investments in power technologies, Sam Holland looks at battery energy storage systems (BESS) and their significance in the current – and uncertain – energy landscape. Introducing BESS BESS, or battery energy storage systems, embody the use…

Robotic superhero meets identical twin in fusion energy machine

A Jenga-playing robot used to maintain a fusion energy machine has been reunited with its identical superhero twin for the first time since 1999. A Jenga-playing robot with a human touch used to maintain a fusion energy machine – where…

Monitoring system­ for robot e-chains detects breakages & prevents damage

The i.Sense TR. B sensor from igus enables condition monitoring for triflex R energy chains in multi-axis applications. Whether welding, painting, soldering or palletising: industrial robots work dynamically. A flexible 3D energy chain such as the triflex R from igus…

Warehouse robotics expert’s major expansion into UK market

Exotec, a major provider of warehouse robotics, is significantly expanding its presence in the UK market and planning to showcase its product: ‘Skypod’. As part of this increase in investment, the company will be present at IMHX in Birmingham on…

New partnership to bring cashflow certainty to Cambridgeshire & Peterborough manufacturing

The Smart Manufacturing Alliance will be helping manufacturers across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to take greater control of their cashflow through a new corporate partnership with payments specialist, Saltare. The partnership will also open up connections with the Office for the Small…

BEMS in energy reduction

This article from Matthew Margetts, Smarter Technologies Group Director of Sales and Marketing discusses the role of BEMS (battery energy management systems) in addressing ESG concerns. All roads lead to energy reduction as part of a net zero strategy. According…