“Mecha-what?” part 2

Ocado robot warehouse A few years back a couple of 4c’s engineers had a small hand in the prototyping and systems engineering of this robotic warehousing system – brilliant to see the whole vision fully realised and operational. Further reading: The Ocado robot swarms that pack your shopping And in case you were in any doubt about the... Read more »

Tank Testing at FloWave

Scale model floating in FloWave test tank We’ve had an intense couple of weeks testing a scale model of a wave energy converter (WEC) at the FloWave test facility in Edinburgh. Throughout this testing we’ve been recording data to show how efficiently the Sea Power Platform can convert energy in the waves to mechanical energy to be used in the generation of... Read more »

New Engineers, New Jackets!

New jackets new team  “New Engineers – New Jackets!” Due to an increase in business levels, we’re pleased to announce that we’ve expanded our team, bringing in a couple of new engineers to the 4c family. Alessio Renna comes from Pisa in Italy, he studied Energy Engineering at the University of Pisa and completed his Postgraduate Master’s Degree Thesis... Read more »

Wave Energy Scotland – Technology Project Award

Wes logo 2086 x 789 4c Engineering are delighted to have been selected as one of four wave energy technology developers who were awarded a total of £2.84 million by Wave Energy Scotland (WES) after successfully competing to join stage two of an innovative technology development programme. The funding will support further design, modelling and testing of technologies being developed... Read more »

We’ve moved!

IMG_20170830_115951607 After a couple of years in our previous offices in Stoneyfield, we’ve made the short hop across the railway tracks to the new Inverness Campus. We are now located on the second floor of Aurora House, so feel free to drop by for coffee and chat about how we can help solve your engineering problems.... Read more »

“Mecha what?”

mechatronics robot arm “Mecha what?” That is the usual reaction when I mention my job title. While the discipline of mechatronics may not be that well known, it surrounds us in the world of modern technology. It combines mechanical, electrical and software engineering elements to give a broad overview of how they integrate, and almost everything designed now... Read more »

100 days of test rig operation

Underwater shot of AWS test rig diaphragm. Time has flown by since the successful installation of the AWS half-scale cassette demonstration project – the 100th day of testing has just been achieved. During the installation and test period 4c Engineering provided engineering and support services to AWS, including management of the marine operations, mechanical and electrical installation, SCADA design and implementation, HSE... Read more »