Automation

Fuel for automation

Fuel cells are one of the most promising new forms of energy generation. The technology is clean, quiet and efficient but there are hundreds of components, or layers, in a commercial-scale fuel cell stack and the number of stacks needed to generate sufficient power make it almost impossible to manually assemble them at speed and at a competitive cost.

Spigots cost effectively!

An automation solution based on the Omron SCARA robot
Posted on 1 Apr 2014 by Tim Brown

When it needed to automate the assembly of a moulded plastic spigot, a leading Automotive parts manufacturer asked industrial automation expert ALPHR Technology to devise a solution that would be cost effective, compact, reliable and easy to maintain.

Industry 4.0: Hannover Messe 2014 Preview

Posted on 19 Mar 2014 by

Industry 4.0 and integration continues to be the big theme of Hannover Messe 2014, the world’s biggest industrial technology show. Will Stirling reviews some next-gen technology being developed for Industry 4.0 on display by some German companies at Hannover this year.