How close are we to autonomous cars?

In the past decade, progress continues in the development and deployment of autonomous driving technologies, as we see market leaders like Google’s Waymo have achieved the milestones in on-road testing of their self-driving fleets, and companies like Tesla announced ambitious plans to commercialise robotaxi services in geo-fenced areas by 2020. Meanwhile, we have also seen GM delaying its …

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Mouser Electronics and TE Connectivity examine newest trends in robotics in new eBook

Mouser Electronics has announced a new eBook in collaboration with TE Connectivity, highlighting new functions and applications in industrial robotics. In Solutions for Robots and Robot Control, engineers and subject matter experts from Mouser and TE offer in-depth articles on the latest robotics technologies in the manufacturing space. The eBook places a …

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Student engineers wanted for RGU study on mental health

A new academic study, conducted by Robert Gordon University (RGU), which is looking at the mental health of engineering students is seeking volunteers to take part in the research. The work is being led by Jo-Anne Tait, academic strategic lead in the School of Engineering at RGU, who is halfway through her PhD on …

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Perfecting heat treatment and endothermic processing

For iron and steel, one of the most common approaches for hardening these relatively soft materials is to perform heat treatment under endothermic atmospheres. There are many methods for heat-treating metal alloys, some of which include case-hardening or surface hardening and annealing, but the general purpose of the treatment is …

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One and two input Counters for hazardous and safe area applications

BEKA associates’ extensive new range of pulse input Counters can economically perform most industrial counting functions in both hazardous and non-hazardous areas. Featuring one and two input models which can be configured to function with most sensors, they have bold easy to read displays showing the total number of input …

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Yokogawa UK partners with power supply manufacturer TDK-Lambda to extend its offering for laboratory products

Yokogawa UK has signed a distribution deal with TDK-Lambda, an industry-leading provider of power supplies. Through Yokogawa’s extensive distribution channels, customers across the UK will now benefit from even easier access to TDK-Lambda’s best-selling range of laboratory power supplies. Yokogawa UK will carry three popular product lines of programmable power …

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ABB celebrates 20-year milestone in DCS leadership

In a growing market expected to reach $17.4 billion globally by 2023, a market analysis report by the ARC Advisory Group, a leading industry analyst firm, confirms that ABB increased its share of the Distributed Control System (DCS) market to 20.0 percent, retaining its leadership position for the 20th year running. According to …

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New Zealand museum in synergy with Hanwell for monitoring solutions

Hanwell Solutions has clinched a contract to supply one of the largest radio telemetry systems ever in a museum Down Under, monitoring and helping to safeguard the collection at New Zealand’s famous Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT) in Auckland. One of New Zealand’s most popular attractions, MOTAT has acquired …

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Optical flow sensors monitor cooling of the world’s most sensitive astronomical camera

Titan Enterprises has reported on how optical flow sensor technology has solved a high-tech problem – monitoring the flow of coolant to the world’s most sensitive astronomical camera. The world’s largest optical telescope, the 10.4m Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC) on the Canary Island of La Palma, is equipped with a …

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