Hardide Coatings launches new range

Hardide Coatings, the provider of advanced surface coating technology, has launched the first in a new range of ready coated and enhanced components with a JP-5000 4” copper nozzle used in High-Velocity Oxy Fuel (HVOF) thermal spray coating. The tungsten/tungsten carbide-based Hardide® chemical vapour deposition (CVD) coating is proven to extend the operational life of HVOF thermal spray copper nozzles …

Green Volt advances with onshore planning approval

Flotation Energy and Vårgrønn, a joint venture between Plenitude (Eni) and HitecVision, have announced that its floating offshore wind project Green Volt has been granted full onshore planning approval. This marks a significant milestone in the development of the most progressed commercial-scale floating wind farm in Europe. Green Volt is 50% owned by Flotation Energy and 50% by Vårgrønn. When …

Autocraft secures £24 million finance deal

Autocraft Solutions Group, a specialist in cutting-edge automotive remanufacturing technologies, has agreed a major financing package with HSBC UK amid plans to rapidly upscale its international EV battery repair footprint. Worth £24m, the financial package will support the growth of Autocraft’s EV Solutions business as it looks to establish itself in strategic global locations where there is growing demand for …

New ELESA vacuum suction cups for automation

ELESA vacuum components (vacuum suction cups, vacuum cup holders, and related accessories) represent the ideal solution for automatically and safely handling parts with different shapes, sizes, and surfaces (e.g. metal, glass, plastic, ceramic). The function of these components is based on the presence of a vacuum generator that, by creating a depression inside the vacuum suction cup, allows it to …

Autonomous flying in a swarm

For more than 15 years, the Festo Bionic Learning Network has been focusing on the fascination of flying. In addition to the technical decoding of bird flight, the team has researched and technologically implemented numerous other flying objects and their natural principles. With the BionicBee, the Bionic Learning Network has now for the first time developed a flying object that …

Red Bull Advanced Technologies and AVL join forces to develop High-Power-Density Fuel Cell Technology

Red Bull Advanced Technologies, the high-performance arm of Red Bull Racing Group, is partnering with mobility technology company AVL to develop the next generation of ultra-high-power density fuel cell technology. The lightweight solutions are expected to be two-thirds lighter than conventional fuel cell systems, thereby paving the way for net-zero carbon emissions across high-performance automotive, motorsport and aviation industries.  This …

SSE Energy Solutions explores sustainable heat project with University of Warwick

SSE Energy Solutions have announced that it is exploring the feasibility of supplying the University of Warwick with low-carbon sustainable heat from a shallow geothermal ground source. SSE is coordinating a programme to drill test boreholes at two different locations on campus and is carrying out various tests throughout the process to validate the feasibility of a scheme that will …

Innovative laser safety helmet

With the technology continuing to advance year on year, lasers are not only finding their way into new applications, but are also now available in many different configurations, including a range of handheld systems for cleaning and welding. The ability to move and manipulate the laser by hand makes it possible to use the technology in applications which would otherwise …

Bringing easier automation to more warehouses

Supply chain integration partner PeakLogix, an Alta Material Handling company, has announced a strategic partnership with Movu Robotics, a global leader in warehouse automation solutions that stands out by bringing easier logistics automation technologies to the world’s warehouses. This partnership means Movu Robotics and PeakLogix can offer the benefits of Movu’s plug-and-play robotics portfolio as part of their solutions for …