Universal Robots, a market leading producer of cobots, the emerging new class of industrial robots that can work outside of safety enclosures alongside employees, has chosen to expand it's US presence with a new 3,000+ sq ft West Coast base in Irvine, CA.
ABB is to supply energy-efficient, low-voltage power distribution solutions to COMPAS (Cooperation Manufacturing Plant Aguascalientes), the new car manufacturing facilities of Renault-Nissan and Daimler’s strategic Mexican joint venture with the aim of reducing energy consumption by up to 20%.
Manufacturing for medical applications has been a highly valuable niche area of industry for decades. Advances in electronic, chemical and material technologies are giving the sector a renewed boost, Ruari McCallion has been finding.
Scientists from the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), in collaboration with Melbourne's RMIT University and the Queensland University of Technology, have demonstrated that pre-treating a battery’s lithium metal electrodes with an electrolyte salt solution extends the battery life and increases performance and safety.
Specialist design engineering business, MarchantCain has redesigned traditional engine cover grilles for the automotive sector, and is introducing an alternative solution to the market built upon active aerodynamics.