Day: March 6, 2018

  • Bewildered and confused

    Bewildered and confused

    Technology is moving so fast that those of us who have been around a while may find a lot of things bewildering and confusing. Why, for example, do so many websites and apps that you never heard of have so many visitors and users? Why are startup companies whose product or service you don’t understand…

  • A closer look at the German microelectronics sector

    A closer look at the German microelectronics sector

    Microelectronics, as the name suggests, is all about tiny electronics systems, whether we’re talking about a self-contained device or a component.  But mostly it’s about silicon-based components and devices, typified by microchips, which are known collectively semiconductors. Obviously, microelectronics is a subfield of the larger electronics sector so the two intersect at the basic level. 

  • Yaskawa to adopt ‘Intel Inside’ strategy and supply core parts to other industrial robot makers

    Yaskawa to adopt ‘Intel Inside’ strategy and supply core parts to other industrial robot makers

    Yaskawa, one of the largest industrial robot manufacturers in the world, is preparing to supply core robot parts to smaller Chinese competitors, according to a report in Nikkei.  This is a new strategy for the company, which is part of the giant Japanese Yaskawa Electric company and produces robots under the global brand names of…

  • Fighting robots taking over Chinese television

    Fighting robots taking over Chinese television

    Chinese television stations are being overrun by fighting robots if a report on Qz.com is to be believed.  The website claims that numerous TV shows are in production ready for broadcast this year, with one show – King of Bots, produced by Zhejiang TV – already proving a success. All shows feature battling robots built…

  • Rockwell releases new version of Studio 5000 software

    Rockwell releases new version of Studio 5000 software

    Rockwell Automation has released the latest version of its Studio 5000 software, claiming it optimizes productivity and reduces design time. Rockwell says the latest release includes a modern user interface and productivity-enhancing features across all applications. The company says engineers can now more quickly design, build and commission automation systems using the newly enhanced Rockwell…

  • Comau signs up new distributor in Malaysia

    Comau signs up new distributor in Malaysia

    Comau Robotics & Automation Products has a new distributor in Malaysia, DNC Automation. With headquarters in Puchong, Selangor Malaysia, DNC has over 20 years of industry automation experience and more than 2.000 customers. The professional distribution and industrial engineering company provides a one-stop solution combining industrial automation, mechanical design, quality and cost-effective solutions with value-added…

  • Komatsu reaches 10-year milestone in autonomous haulage

    Komatsu reaches 10-year milestone in autonomous haulage

    Komatsu is celebrating the tenth anniversary of the commercial deployment of its Autonomous Haulage System (AHS). More than 100 AHS trucks operate in Australia, North and South America and Komatsu plans to accelerate the pace of AHS deployment. In 2005, Komatsu began the AHS trial at Codelco’s copper mine in Chile and succeeded in achieving the…

  • Toshiba launches new robot in Chinese market

    Toshiba launches new robot in Chinese market

    Toshiba Machine Co., Ltd.  has launched sales of its new THE400, a THL series SCARA robot, for the Chinese market. The THE400 model is a high-rigidity SCARA robot which is said to feature the high responsiveness and high tracking accuracy needed in 3C (Computers, Consumer Electronics, and Communication) industries. The THE400 model uses an all-new mechanical…