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Power Transmission Features

Warner Electric XS & WR Series brakes reduce footprint of six-axis robot

Six-axis robots have become the standard solution for automated assembly tasks due to their ability to carry out complex manoeuvres. As they have grown in popularity, robot OEMs have strived to reduce the size and mass of their six-axis designs to promote space efficiency and productivity.

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Back to the future: Improving the efficiency of our hydropower network

Hydropower is an extremely old source of energy, tracing its usage back to the watermills on which ancient civilians relied. Here, Marek Lukaszczyk, European and Middle East Marketing Manager at WEG, explains how plant managers can make today’s hydropower smarter and reap financial and carbon savings by embracing energy-efficient products and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology.

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The other side of the compressed air story

Compressed air, whilst utilising a ‘free’ working fluid, is one of the highest energy-consuming utilities found in today’s industrial premises. Having spent 30 years in the energy field reviewing many industrial applications, Tony Baldwin CEMI, Energy & Resource Specialist, SMC Pneumatics UK Ltd, says that his first step most commonly involves looking at the generation and distribution of compressed air.

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Powering a coal-free future: Is the UK’s coal-free hiatus here to stay?

Britain passed a significant landmark in June 2020: the nation went for two months without burning coal to generate power. A decade ago, around 40 percent of the UK’s electricity came from coal and, while the recent plummet in demand accounts for some of the success, it isn’t the full story.

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