New research by Interact Analysis shows that the autonomous mobile robot (AMR) and automated guided vehicle (AGV) market is driving growth within the ultra-low voltage (LV) drives market. An ultra-LV drive is categorised as being <60V.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly transforming the way we live and work, creating opportunities for businesses to become more efficient, productive, and sustainable. This is especially true in the case of buildings and offices, where IoT technology is being used to digitise and optimise building and the usage thereof, resulting in significant cost savings and reduced environmental impact.
Factories of the future are often closely linked with buzzwords including the Internet of Things (IoT), Industrial IoT, Industry 4.0, and other high-tech movements. However, it is often the simple, low-key products and components that can be just as important for achieving productivity, efficiency, and safety in a modern plant.
10 years ago, I was quite proud of how smart the machines in our own factory were. Now, with today’s definition of smart, I realise they were actually quite stupid.
A suite of automation solutions from FANUC has proved integral to the delivery of an industrial-scale laser cutting cell commissioned by the UK’s Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC).