Paragraf, Rolls-Royce, TT Electronics and CSA Catapult drive electric transport revolution with first-ever supply chain for graphene Hall Effect sensors

Paragraf is helping to realise an industry first by implementing a supply chain for graphene Hall-Effect sensors used in high-temperature Power Electronics, Electric Machines and Drives (PEMD) within the aerospace sector. Named High-T Hall, the project stems from the UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) ‘Driving the Electric Revolution’ challenge and …

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Rittal Manufacturing Systems reduce time and costs for control panel manufacturing

Electrical control manufacturers are currently being placed under considerable pressure.  Projects are becoming more complex, the trading environment is extremely competitive, and customers naturally want to keep their costs to a minimum. The pressures (and costs) start from the moment a manufacturer’s estimating engineers receive details of a new project. …

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Long-term volcano monitoring

Monitoring volcano activity is an important issue in the mitigation of natural hazards.  Recently, most fatal issues occurred on volcanoes with low-energy and moderate activity, making them attractive touristic places (e.g., the 2014 Mount Ontake eruption in Japan).  For these types of volcanoes, monitoring involves multiphysics measurements on dense networks. …

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Buehler delivers metallographic products faster and provides enhanced services with OMNILAB

Since October 2020, Buehler – ITW Test & Measurement has been cooperating in a strategic partnership with OMNILAB, one of Germany’s largest independent specialist laboratory distributors. The objective of this collaboration for the EMEA region, is to boost efficiency and thus increase customer satisfaction. With an expanded inventory, response times …

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Bowers Group attains Made in Britain membership with Baty and Bowers brands

Bowers Group has attained a Made in Britain accreditation, awarded to both the Bowers and Baty International brands. Specialising in high-precision metrology equipment, UK-based Bowers Group is a respected global leader in the field of measurement, not only championing the best in quality measurement tools, but also in British manufacturing. The Made in …

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Government-backed 5G facility to be built in Oxfordshire

UK businesses will be able to tap into the potential of 5G and satellite technology as a new testing facility is being created. The engineering hub, set to be built by the IT and business consultancy CGI at the Harwell Campus in Oxfordshire, is being backed by over £3 million …

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RS Components appoints Emma Botfield as new regional managing director for UK and Ireland

RS Components (RS) has appointed Emma Botfield to the role of Regional Managing Director, UK and Ireland. Emma will report to Pete Malpas, who is now President EMEA at RS. Emma will be responsible for leading and accelerating performance within the UK and Ireland, as well as defining and implementing …

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HARTING announces new UK managing director

HARTING Ltd, the German electrical and electronic connector technology company, will be under new management from January 2021. Current Managing Director, Peter Hannon, announced his retirement earlier this year and will step down in December. He will be succeeded by Simon Asbury, who will step up from his current role …

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GTK launches new Touchless UI solution for safe and hygienic touchscreens

GTK has launched a new touchless UI solution that means OEMs can design an interface that does not need direct physical contact by the end user. GTK has partnered with TouchNetix, a leading UK based technology company, to provide this solution. The aXiom IC developed by TouchNetix allows the touchscreen …

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Bosch puts first 5G campus network into operation

Bosch is putting its first 5G campus network into operation. At its Industry 4.0 lead plant in Stuttgart-Feuerbach, the company aims to manufacture under previously unheard-of conditions, with data being transferred extremely reliably and ultra-fast, and machines reacting almost instantaneously. For the first time, wireless implementation will be possible for …

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