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MIC-770 edge computers help in the fight against coronavirus
As part of its effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, China is using 5G patrol robots developed by Guangzhou Gosuncn Robot Co Ltd using Advantech technology to monitor mask wearing and body temperatures in public places.
Additively manufactured turbine blades for tidal power project
Renishaw has collaborated with the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) in Canada, to produce two ocean turbine parts using additive manufacturing (AM) for industrial design firm Biome Renewables. Renishaw helped manufacture a PowerCone retrofit that co-rotates with the turbine’s rotor and curved propellers to reduce drag. Using metal AM to produce these parts reduced costs by 80 per cent and meant that two turbine components could be developed in 2 months.
Industry-leading robotics applications
Neil Ballinger, head of EMEA sales at automation equipment supplier EU Automation, presents three examples of forward-thinking automation projects.
Linear Precision Engineers celebrate 20 years with PSL Datatrack
Linear Precision Engineers Ltd was set up by precision engineers Andy Allan and Julian Parsley over 30 years ago, reaching that milestone in 2018. Over time the Addlestone-based company has grown into a highly respected precision engineering subcontractor. Linear Precision operates out of what was originally a WWII parachute factory and offers its services to a range of customers within industries as diverse as aerospace, defence, packaging, safety, printing and photographic equipment.