SKF Principal Scientist Guillermo Morales-Espejel appointed visiting professor by Imperial College London

The visiting professorship is the topic of tribology within the Imperial College Department of Mechanical Engineering, part of the Faculty of Engineering. The role is intended to promote cooperation and common research work on advanced tribology topics between SKF and the College. The new role will run for three years …

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Smiths Interconnect celebrates significant contract win with Boeing

Smiths Interconnect was recently awarded a contract by Boeing to design, manufacture and supply bespoke connectors for use aboard NASA’s Orion spacecraft and Lunar Gateway. Smiths Interconnect’s docking umbilical connectors will be used to transfer power, signal and communications to different modules on the space station. “These connectors have to …

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telent and DGS installing world-class anti-drone system at major UK airport

telent, in collaboration with its technology partner Digital Global Systems (DGS),has agreed a three-year contract to install the CLEARKSY Drone Threat Management system at Bristol Airport, marking the first UK deployment of the system. The CLEARKSY Drone Threat Management system was developed by DGS in response to the rising threat of unauthorised drone usage at critical infrastructure sites, including airports. Its implementation at Bristol Airport, an international transport hub and one of the ten busiest airports in …

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ifm electronic gets a handle on the virus

To help with the worldwide efforts to bring the Covid-19 coronavirus under control, ifm electronic has used the skills and expertise of its development team – which usually works on the company’s world-leading industrial sensors – to devise a novel door handle adaptor that reduces the risk of virus transmission. The adaptor …

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Sensors help make N95 masks in fight against COVID-19

Reliability is essential in automated production, and nowhere more than in the hard-pressed healthcare supply sector. At the time of the global COVID-19 crisis, OEM equipment builders rushed to increase capacity for producing personal protective equipment (PPE). Manufacturers of N95 face masks, a high-volume item of PPE, faced unprecedented demand …

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Millbrook celebrates its 50th anniversary

In 2020, Millbrook celebrates 50 years since its Bedfordshire Proving Ground opened. The company marks this golden anniversary by speaking to its alumni and launching a brand new website, despite postponing a full scale celebration. With the help and determination of everyone involved, Millbrook’s operations remain ‘COVID-secure’. It is continuing …

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FLIR launches VP50-2 Non-Contact Voltage Detector for commercial, residential, and industrial electrical applications

FLIR Systems today announce the FLIR VP50-2 Non-Contact Voltage Detector and Flashlight with three alarm types for safer, easier field-troubleshooting and verification of electrical installations. The VP50-2 is designed for  professionals who service electrical equipment in residential, commercial, and industrial facilities to reliably check whether an AC circuit is live …

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Creating a Standard Light Source for improved temperature measurements on gas turbines

Scientists at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), in collaboration with Sensor Coating Systems (SCS) have successfully developed a standard light source (SLS) for verification of a temperature mapping device. Sensor Coating Systems, looking to reduce the temperature measurement uncertainties of their thermal history technology, approached NPL for help. Their technology consists …

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Roxtec supplies whiskey maker Irish Distillers with cable safety seals for warehouse expansion project

Bury-based manufacturer Roxtec has supplied a package of innovative cable sealing solutions to Irish Distillers Group to support an expansion of the company’s warehousing facilities. Ronan Mills, Roxtec Market Manager for Ireland, said the firm’s products were chosen to provide watertight and fireproof seals at cable entry points to the …

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