Heilind Electronics and Laird Performance Materials sign global distribution agreement

Heilind Electronics, a leading distributor of electronic components, announced today the signing of a global distribution agreement with Laird Performance Materials, a portfolio company of privately held Advent International. Laird serves leading names in electronics with innovative thermal interface materials; electromagnetic interference shielding materials and magnetic ceramic solutions; RF and …

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Secure in the knowledge

They say knowledge is power. This is especially true when managing security remotely. As an unprecedented number of workers are now remotely accessing industrial production systems — in some cases from their own homes and private computers — security must be prioritised. Reinhard Mayr, head of information security and research operations at …

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BEKA associates appoints new MD

BEKA associates, the Hitchin based company specialising in process control displays for use in hazardous areas, has appointed Olivier Lebreton as its new Managing Director. Olivier joined BEKA in October 2013 and became Technical Director in June 2018. As Managing Director Olivier will be responsible for all company operations, but …

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Retrofitted inductive sensors watch over dairy’s valves

At a dairy-processing plant, milk products, made from pasteurized or raw milk, require hygienic transportation between successive operations. Process engineers use stainless-steel pipework to transport liquid ingredients from one operation to the next. Fluid flow is managed using control valves fitted with electrical, hydraulic or pneumatic actuators. Multiple rotary-shaft valves …

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HWM supports measurement of unique weather conditions in Philippines

Measuring the unique weather conditions at each of its individual plantations was a real challenge to the Philippines Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA). To solve this problem, the SRA chose to install 40 COMlog data loggers from HWM. COMlog was chosen for its ability to receive sensor information from a variety …

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Adapting in the face of COVID-19

Since the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the global COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic in March 2020, the world’s response has changed the face of industry. Industrial businesses reacted in numerous ways, and there are lessons to be learned by looking at these responses. Here, George Walker, managing director of Novotek UK and Ireland, …

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Offshore Electronics passes first remote ISO9001:2015 Recertification Audit with flying colours

Offshore Electronics has taken part in what is believed to be one of the first-ever ISO9001 Recertification Audits to be carried out remotely, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  The company passed without any minor or major non-conformities, with what the assessors described as an ‘extremely strong and well-structured’ management system. …

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Advantech gets Gold Award from VDC Research for IoT and Embedded Technology Vendor Satisfaction

Advantech has once again been recognised for its excellence in quality and service provision with a prestigious global industry award. Advantech has received VDC Research’s Gold Award for IoT & Embedded Technology Vendor Satisfaction in the Boards & Modules and Systems & Servers categories. These annual awards are based on …

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Electro Rent and Rohde & Schwarz announce new partnership

Electro Rent, a provider of test and technology solutions and services, has been named preferred partner by Rohde & Schwarz for rental solutions across Europe signalling closer collaboration between the two companies. The new agreement brings together two global leaders to provide fast, flexible access to the latest, electronic test …

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The peacock approach to metrology

Manufacturers traditionally perceive metrology as something uniquely relevant to mission-critical industries. Like a chameleon adapting for survival, manufacturers in aerospace and medical device manufacturing must show compliance. However, others in the industry should perceive themselves as peacocks — using quality management to excel in the eyes of potential business partners. …

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