Powering ubiquitous electronics with Perovskite Photovoltaics

Internet of Things (IoT) devices promise to enable a world of smart, connected objects, with their number expected to rapidly accelerate to billions by 2030. However, small electronic devices typically rely on batteries that require frequent re-charging or replacement every…

CEA RF Chip enables IoT connectivity for remote devices

CEA, a technology-research organisation, and Astrocast, a global satellite Internet of Things network operator, have announced their successful collaboration on a low-cost, bidirectional communication module that enables corporations to communicate with their remote assets in areas not covered by terrestrial networks. The…

Automation of wind turbines

With the growing climate pressures and the strong support for renewables by government policies since COP26, the global wind automation market is set to reach $5.196bn in 2027, a $1.507bn increase from the 2020 market. Given this predicted growth in the…

Support for automation & robotics implementation

The case for robot automation has always focused on the benefits of improved productivity, consistent quality, improved health and safety, and flexibility. However, a significant new factor is driving increased interest – labour shortages, which has emerged across the economy…

Boston Dynamics launches an AI Institute

Hyundai Motor Group (the Group) announced the launch of Boston Dynamics AI Institute (the Institute), with the goal of making fundamental advances in artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and intelligent machines. The Group and Boston Dynamics will make an initial investment…

Three ways your communications network can drive up sustainability

Sustainability is a key aspect to consider during the development and upgrade of manufacturing facilities. When providing state-of-the-art automation systems to enhance energy and resource efficiency, machine builders should pay close attention to the network technology used, as it determines…

smartLink offers extended functionalities for Plant Asset Management

The smartLink product family from Softing enables end customers to make efficient use of connectivity at the interface between OT and IT. The products allow simple and scalable integration of device data into plant asset management applications. The versions of…

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…

Astrocast provides Soracom customers access to global Satellite IoT connectivity

Astrocast, a global nanosatellite IoT network operator, and Soracom, a global provider of advanced IoT connectivity, have announced a partnership to embed the Astrocast Satellite IoT (SatIoT) solution into the Soracom platform. This collaboration enables Soracom to offer integrators and…

IoT predictions for 2022

In recent years, enterprises both large and small have evolved through digital transformation. The speed of change has been remarkable and shows no sign of slowing. Over the next three years, digital transformation will accelerate driven by three forces: the…