Kyocera to acquire Japan-based Showa Optronics Co.

Kyocera has entered into a share transfer agreement with NEC Corporation to acquire all of NEC’s shares in Showa Optronics Co (SOC), an optical components manufacturer. After the share transfer is completed, Kyocera will own 93.53 per cent of SOC’s shares; SOC will begin operating as a subsidiary of Kyocera on 1 June …

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Forward planning enables Sondrel’s Indian operations to continue uninterrupted despite COVID-19 lockdown

Contingency and Disaster planning should always be vital part of a company’s business plans as many companies are now discovering with the unprecedented effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. As of 25 March 2020, India is on nationwide lockdown of its 1.3 billion people with many now trying to work from …

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Is aluminium a viable alternative to copper for cable and wire manufacturers?

The rising commodity price and lacking supply of copper is increasingly pushing original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to consider alternative metals, such as aluminium, for wire and cable applications. Despite being lighter and cheaper than copper, the widespread adoption of aluminium has historically been tainted by the drawbacks of using the …

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Softing Industrial Automation reinforces the Open Integration network

How can field instruments and components be easily integrated into automation systems? The answer to this question is becoming increasingly important as industrial production digitalisation progresses. The Endress+Hauser Open Integration partner program unites 13 manufacturers that want to ensure the streamlined interaction of their products. Softing Industrial Automation joined the …

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Bureau Veritas offers sage advice on business continuity amid coronavirus restrictions

As the UK becomes the latest nation to bring in substantial restrictions over the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, leading safety and compliance expert Bureau Veritas is highlighting a few simple steps to help firms manage their business continuity plans. On 23 March, Prime Minister Boris Johnson brought in strict new measures to …

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A surefire adrenalin kick – Baumer POG 10 HeavyDuty encoders set the heart racing

In Europe’s biggest roller coaster, the Helix at the Liseberg amusement park in Gothenburg, POG 10 HeavyDuty incremental encoders from Baumer monitor the speed of the carrriage’s drive as it approaches the start ramp. The HeavyDuty technology guarantees high reliability and precision under extreme environmental conditions – serving up both …

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PPM opens 40 new UK offices

Pulse Power and Measurement (PPM) has announced the opening of 40 new offices in the UK. Those working from the 40 home offices continue PPM’s engineering and design, sales and marketing, customer service and accounts work. They are in addition to employees already working remotely in the USA, Poland and …

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Powelectrics IIoT technology helps FUELlink monitor Motherwell Malt

FUELlink Systems are providers of complete range of commercial fuelling equipment including fuel tanks, pumps, gauges and AdBlue kit. Their fuel management systems currently control around a billion litres of fuel around the world. Based in Motherwell, their latest project was a little closer to home, at a local whisky …

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Yokogawa announces partnership with amnimo and Hitachi

On 25 March 2020, Hitachi Capital Corporation, Yokogawa Electric Corporation, and amnimo Inc., a subsidiary of Yokogawa, entered into a comprehensive partnership agreement with an aim to provide new services by adding Industrial IoT (IIoT) to each company’s technologies, know-how, and lease equipment. The three companies will launch a proof …

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Acquisition of Novatron Scientific by Rhopoint Metrology Ltd.

Rhopoint Metrology Ltd are pleased to announce their acquisition of Novatron Scientific Ltd. Rhopoint Metrology are a specialist provider of laboratory and onsite ISO 17025 calibration services with laboratories in Birmingham and Bristol, specialising in the disciplines of: Dimensional/Mechanical Electrical Mass Pressure Temperature The full UKAS schedule of accreditation (0720) …

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