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GreyOrange Butler robotics deployed at intelligent logistics centre

GreyOrange and GROUND announced the deployment of its Butler robotics operations at the Ichikawa logistics center of Daiwa House Industry Co. Ltd (TSE: 1925). The Butler robotics system operates in a 7,000sqm facility offering total logistics solutions that are shared and used for multiple shipper companies. At this site, named ‘Intelligent Logistics Center PROTO’, the … Continue reading GreyOrange Butler robotics deployed at intelligent logistics centre

ABB and Kawasaki create world’s first common interface for collaborative robots

ABB and Kawasaki Heavy Industries have showcased the world’s first common collaborative robot operating interface at automatica in Munich, Germany from June 19-22, 2018. The common interface will also help address the shortage of skilled workers in many industries. In Japan for example, one person in five is within a decade of retirement. Demand for … Continue reading ABB and Kawasaki create world’s first common interface for collaborative robots

Fence power – personal power picogrids

The growth of onsite power systems, flavour-of-month battery packs, EVs, interconnectability to the outside poles and wires plus kilowatt hour exchange apps have changed the underlying energy in microgrids, their takeup and the associated technologies. For people sharing fences with the neighbours, often on three sides of a property, the idea of investing in a … Continue reading Fence power – personal power picogrids

Joint venture will lead to efficient battery systems

How is it possible stabilise power that is generated by renewable energy sources and therefore is subject to fluctuations caused by the weather? That is undeniably one of the key questions at the heart of the current energy transition from fossil fuels to renewables. Efficient battery systems will play an important part going forward, as … Continue reading Joint venture will lead to efficient battery systems