Features

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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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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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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Ensuring semiconductor quality by getting up close

In the electronics and semiconductor industry, the trend over many decades has been to miniaturise components to satisfy the ever-increasing demand for wearable and mobile devices that have far more processing power than many desktop computers. In the 21st century, miniaturisation enables a myriad of tiny yet functionality-packed integrated circuits …

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Casella’s VAPex Sampling Pump wins New Product of the Year award

Casella, air sampling, noise and vibration specialist, has won Occupational Health and Safety’s 2019 ‘New Product of the Year Award’ for its VAPex Personal Low Flow Sampling Pump. Casella’s VAPex Personal Low Flow Sampling Pump was selected as the best new product in the Industrial Hygiene: Air Sampling category by …

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OMC’s FDH1M SMA fibre optic housing wins Elektra Award for Excellence in Product Design, High Reliability Systems

OMC, the pioneer in optoelectronics design and manufacture, has won the coveted Elektra Award 2019 for Excellence in Product Design, High Reliability Systems.  The Cornwall, UK-based company has an enviable reputation for producing high-quality, innovative fibre-optic systems and providing solutions for challenging applications in industries ranging from aerospace through to …

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