Insights from BCC Research

Smart Robotics in Manufacturing: More Human Than Machine?

Posted by BCC Research Editorial on May 22, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Smart Robotics

Exciting innovations within the Internet of Things (IoT) are accelerating the market for the manufacturing of smart robotics to new heights, according to a recent webinar led by our senior editor Michael Sullivan. For example, Industry 4.0 initiatives such as simulation, cloud computing, augmented reality and cybersecurity are all playing a significant role in transforming industrial plants, processes and robots.

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Topics: Manufacturing

Digitization in Motor Vehicle Manufacturing

Posted by Clayton Luz on Feb 14, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Motor Vehicle Manufacturing Digitization.jpg

Advancements in technology continue to benefit the motor vehicle engine manufacturing industry. New technologies such as advanced combustion methods, integration of drive systems and controlled valve operation systems to optimize fuel economy are also challenging manufacturers to contain costs.

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Topics: Manufacturing

New Permanent Magnet Generator Tech Set for Commercialization

Posted by Clayton Luz on Jan 8, 2018 11:00:00 AM
Wind_Turbine-1.jpgA new topology of a direct-drive permanent magnet generator edged closer to commercialization. VertAx Wind Ltd and the University of Edinburgh, which developed the technology, have signed the first commercial licensing agreement for the C-Gen Permanent Magnet Generator. Announced in December, the agreement enables VertAx to build the technology into its multi-megawatt vertical axis wind turbine currently under development.
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Topics: Manufacturing

Forklift Truck Industry Helps Lift U.S. Economy

Posted by Clayton Luz on Jul 25, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Forklift Truck Industry.jpgAmerica’s commerce moves on forklift trucks. So it seems. Just about every product sold in this country is touched by a forklift at one time or another. From manufacturing and warehouse operations to shipping and receiving depots, lift trucks load and unload the goods and materials of our lives.

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Topics: Manufacturing