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Sensors keep Britain’s seaports running

Contrinex’s rugged Inductive sensors keep Britain’s seaport  running smoothly around the clock by providing exceptional reliability switching on container-handling cranes. Britain’s busy seaports rely upon Container-handling cranes and hence Contrinex’s rugged inductive sensors to operate around the clock. The sensors which are fitted on each hoist carriage, verify its position with …

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Wastewater test could provide early warning of COVID-19

Researchers at Cranfield University are working on a new test to detect SARS-CoV-2 in the wastewater of communities infected with the virus. The wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) approach could provide an effective and rapid way to predict the potential spread of novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) by picking up on biomarkers in …

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Scientists tap unused energy source to power smart sensor networks

The electricity that lights our homes and powers our appliances also creates small magnetic fields that are present all around us. Scientists have developed a new mechanism capable of harvesting this wasted magnetic field energy and converting it into enough electricity to power next-generation sensor networks for smart buildings and …

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Connectors improve electrical safety at dairy factory

El Poma is a Colombian dairy company founded in 1953. They wanted to improve electrical safety at the factory. In order to achieve electrical safety, they were looking for solutions that could provide employees with a safer working environment and better protect electrical equipment at the production site while reducing …

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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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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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