Gripper excels in handling cylindrical objects

Gripper excels in handling cylindrical objects

OnRobot’s 3FG15 three-finger gripper with a 150mm stroke is a powerful alternative to bulkier and less-flexible three-finger grippers currently on the market – a unique solution. The new gripper excels at heavy-payload machine-tending applications that require high precision and flexible handling. The 3FG15 makes previously hard-to-automate precision handling of cylindrical parts easy to program and […]

New container deployment system gets the thumbs up

New container deployment system gets the thumbs up

Container owners frustrated with the costs, delays and anxiety of using cranes to deploy their containers can at last breathe a sigh of relief. A new container deployment system from BISON means they can now take complete control over container movements. “We have found a way for companies to safely and rapidly deploy containers anywhere. […]

Bringing the green revolution to electronics

Bringing the green revolution to electronics

From biomemory to implants, researchers are looking for ways to make more eco-friendly electronic components. Researchers are investigating how to make electronic components from eco-friendly, biodegradable materials to help address a growing public health and environmental problem: around 50 million tonnes of electronic waste are produced every year. Less than 20% of the e-waste we […]

Ingenious: The Unintended Consequences of Human Innovation

Ingenious: The Unintended Consequences of Human Innovation

By Sir Peter Gluckman and Mark Hanson As humans evolved, we developed technologies to modify our environment, yet these innovations are increasingly affecting our behaviour, biology, and society. Now we must figure out how to function in the world we’ve created. Over thousands of years, humans have invented ingenious ways to gain mastery over our environment. […]

New F28 hybrid engine

New F28 hybrid engine

FPT Industrial’s vision for the powertrains of the future is already turning into reality. They have unveiled the F28 Hybrid, a diesel engine paired with an e-flywheel, resulting in an efficient, compact and sustainable solution for off-road applications. With this hybrid version, FPT Industrial takes a step further into a modular and multi-power powertrain approach. […]

Flexlite GX gun range delivers on ease and efficiency

The innovative neck cooling system of the Flexlite GX series ensures that the temperature of the contact tip is up to 35% lower when compared to other corresponding welding guns.

Flexlite GX gun range delivers on ease and efficiency

Leading international welding equipment manufacturer, Kemppi, has released its new Flexlite GX guns for MIG/MAG welding. Designed for comfort, reliability, performance and efficient use of consumables, the new Kemppi Flexlite GX welding guns, will help users increase productivity, while saving on inventory costs. Together with the Flexlite TX range for TIG welding, the Flexlite GX […]

Rocket Lab to use Siemens software to explore new frontiers of space

“Investing in the right digital platforms that allow us to easily scale with growth is critical to the sustainability of our business."

Rocket Lab to use Siemens software to explore new frontiers of space

Peter Beck, Rocket Lab CEO, and Samantha Murray, Managing Director of Siemens Digital Industries Software in Australia   Rocket Lab will start using Siemens software to scale up production and continue its growth trajectory. To date, the company has launched 40 satellites to space and is expanding services. Rocket Lab plans to implement Siemens hi-tech […]

Retrofitting legacy equipment

Retrofitting viable legacy equipment, with smart technology, can be far more cost effective than replacing the entire production line and will can extend the lifespan of equipment. 

Retrofitting legacy equipment

Updating legacy machinery to add smart capabilities  After her mother took away her devices, a teen girl went viral after allegedly tweeting from her fridge. The reason this was so entertaining is because it’s unexpected — you don’t typically associate fridges with communication, just as you don’t with legacy equipment. Here John Young, APAC director […]

New trade deal will boost NZ tech companies

New trade deal will boost NZ tech companies

The New Zealand, Singapore and Chile digital economy partnership deal will significantly help Kiwi companies grow their digital trade, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says. Digital trade is growing rapidly in New Zealand and worldwide, Muller says. “Technology is the fastest growing sector in New Zealand and digital trade is especially important for the New […]

5G is about to change the world in ways we can’t even imagine yet

This new connectivity will include factories and facilities away from cities where remoteness and physical complexity hamper wireless connections.

5G is about to change the world in ways we can’t even imagine yet

   Blue sky thinking: We don’t yet know what wave of change 5G will create. 5G networks were rolled out in 2019 and will expand rapidly in 2020. 5G will connect everything and everyone. 5G will underpin remote surgery, self-driving cars – and movies you can download in seconds. We live in a time when words meant […]

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