The wide adoption of service and industrial robots to perform tasks alongside humans in hazardous environments has led to the power demands of today’s robots to vary drastically. To address this, battery manufacturer Ultralife Corporation is inviting design engineers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to take part in its market research about the next generation of power solutions for the robotics sector.
Organisations are cooperating to promote developments for industrial ethernet to expand use of EtherNet/IP, HART-IP and PROFINET into hazardous locations in the process industry
As sales of electric vehicles rise and companies begin to capitalise on the increased adoption of the technology, power quality specialist REO UK is urging the industry to consider the three areas of concern: component design, charging infrastructure and battery technology. As part of its call-to-action, the company has released a whitepaper exploring these issues, which can be downloaded from the REO UK website.
In 2017, global oil demand grew at the fastest rate in a decade, rising to 1.5 million barrels a day according to a report from the International Energy Agency. This continued demand for oil and gas is pushing exploration and extraction deeper and further into remote regions of the world. Graham Mackrell, managing director of Harmonic Drive UK, has taken a look at the technological challenges and how high precision gearing is being increasingly used to drill deeper .
John Felgate, head of technical at heating products manufacturer Stiebel Eltron UK, has been appointed chairman of the Domestic Heat Pump Association (DHPA).
The role will see Felgate – who has more than 15 years of experience in the renewable energy industry – represent the DHPA in advising and lobbying the Department for Energy and Climate Change, providing industry insights to drive innovation and inform legislation in the future.
In the UK, Birmingham holds the highest number of ULEV registrations – with 12,247 in Q4 2017.
It has been announced wthe government’s Industrial Strategy. Due to be held in September 2018, the summit will focus on vehicle technology to tackle carbon emissions and to find ways to improve air quality.
Research carried out by Eaton suggests more than half of adults in the UK always assume property is adequately protected against electrically ignited fires despite prevalence of this risk.
The research reveals a lack of fire prevention technology and safety awareness, combined with the assumption that appropriate fire safeguards are in place, may be putting the British public at risk.