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igus robotic tech combine for low-cost automation

The term ‘low-cost robotics’ refers to the rapid growth of robotic production enabled by simple and affordable automation components. Depending on the scope of the application, entire processes can be automated. To demonstrate how this can be achieved, igus has combined its robolink, drylin E and energy chain technologies to produce a multi-axis articulated pick & place unit. This  video shows two such units operating in unison via a matching control unit.

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New Raspberry Pi 3 delivers more processing & faster communications

RS Components and Allied Electronics & Automation announced availability of the latest Raspberry Pi computer board: Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+. The new board targets a wide range of users including students and enthusiasts, as well as experienced engineers and professionals who are developing IoT applications.

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B&R optimises data management with the mapp Technology software toolbox

It is now easier than ever to implement databases in applications. With mapp Database, it is possible to archive data directly from the field level to database, regardless of whether that database is located on site or in the cloud. This drastically simplifies the management of large volumes of data.

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Opening the 4th Industrial Revolution to SMEs

For many SMEs the Fourth Industrial Revolution is very confusing. The HVM Catapult is advising government and policymakers of where investment should be made to enable SMEs to adopt these technologies.

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