Posts tagged as robots

SAIMC JHB meeting: Reflections and robots

The SAIMC Johannesburg branch held its first technical evening of the year on 23 January, in conjunction with the 2019 annual general meeting. At the meeting, branch secretary Cheryl Hird reflected on 2018, which was deemed to have been a very successful year with high attendance for the monthly technical evenings, training events, and the […]

The use of robots in the maintenance of overhead lines

Strategic assets, such as electricity transmission grids, must be operated in a safe, predictable and reliable way. To do so, best practices in the operation and maintenance of transmission networks must evolve to respond to the changing context of pressured grid operators: operation and maintenance standards, laws and regulations, increasing loads, commercial exchanges, etc. This […]

Company-developed EtherCAT now an international standard

  When Beckhoff introduced the concept of EtherCAT at the 2003 Hannover Fair, the system was hailed a major technological development in the automation and control industry. Even before the official market introduction, Beckhoff realised its potential and decided to make EtherCAT an open technology that would be available to every interested organisation. In November […]