Altus partners with Fuji to host the Factory of the Future event

Altus Group has partnered with Fuji, principal manufacturer of SMT and assembly machine equipment, to host ‘The Factory of the Future’ event on the 19th and 20th of October 2022. The two-day technology event will be held at the Advanced…

Defining digital twins and their many benefits

This article from Smarter Technologies defines ‘digital twins’ and addresses the question: ‘What potential does the technology hold to orchestrate processes, people, and ‘things’ in a sophisticated way that’s beneficial for everyone?’. What is a digital twin? Digital twins are…

Energy saving in organisations

Most industrial enterprises stand to gain placing energy efficiency among their top priorities, and as the world turns its attention to achieving Net Zero, the need to focus on energy efficiency is growing sharply. Tim Harrison, Customer Success Manager, SolutionsPT,…

Distributed AI in metalworking

From homicidal supercomputer Hal in 2001: A Space Odyssey to The Terminator’s Skynet, artificial intelligence (AI) hasn’t always had the best representation in popular culture. In industry, however, AI and machine learning technologies have become widely adopted as a way…

Smart app compressor controller with OTA monitoring

Atlas Copco has introduced its new, fully in-house Elektronikon Nano, the first compressor controller that can work remotely with a smart app. Now, with Atlas Copco’s SmartLink app, the G-series is the first compressor to allow OTA (over the air)…

Load balancing leads to annual savings of almost £5000 for a large bakery

Energy management is becoming an increasingly important component of business strategy for today’s fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies, aimed largely at reducing energy costs, improving sustainability, and achieving ESG goals. Matthew Margetts, Director of Sales and Marketing at Smarter Technologies…

Making ‘computers with eyes’: data labelling in vision systems

Having attended London Tech Week’s ‘AI Summit’, Sam Holland took an interest in the latest AI software on show – particularly their potential to perform object detection with less training from humans. Sam Holland discusses the human-based form of AI…

Agricultural deal made for 100,000 humanoid robots

Robotics innovator Beyond Imagination has entered into an agreement with SELF Labs to provide at least 1,000 humanoid robots for use in agricultural ‘grow boxes’. This is believed to be the largest deal of its kind. SELF and Beyond are…

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…