Displays

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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BEKA is ready for hydrogen

There is much talk and significant progress being made in the commercial use of Hydrogen as a renewable energy source and reducing carbon dioxide emissions. Well, BEKA is ready for Hydrogen. All of the company’s hazardous area certified products can be used in a Hydrogen environment. For more information visit beka.co.uk …

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BEKA bears all!

The Teddy Bear Line, a G scale garden railway in Bedfordshire, is continuing to run a normal service during the COVID-19 pandemic.  As part of ongoing engineering works, a dynamometer car has recently been commissioned which employs a BEKA BA338E rate totaliser to measure and display train speed and the distance …

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New Training Video – Lower Cost Alternative to Flameproof Indicators

BEKA associates have created a short video that explains the benefits of the New BEKA Ex eb indicator over Ex d. https://www.beka.co.uk/video/vdo_0120.mp4 For more information take a look at the application guide or product details or contact sales@beka.co.uk, or call +44 (0) 1462 438301.

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BEKA associates appoints new MD

BEKA associates, the Hitchin based company specialising in process control displays for use in hazardous areas, has appointed Olivier Lebreton as its new Managing Director. Olivier joined BEKA in October 2013 and became Technical Director in June 2018. As Managing Director Olivier will be responsible for all company operations, but …

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HMI vs Kiosks: Is voice-recognition technology ready for manufacturing?

Years ago, self-service kiosks were pure imagination. Today, grabbing products and paying without human interaction is an everyday activity. Now, companies like McDonald’s are going further and investing in voice-based technologies to speed up the customer’s experience even more. Here Neil Ballinger, head of EMEA at industrial automation parts supplier EU Automation, …

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Rock solid reliability – how Zytronic’s rugged touchscreens are helping improve quarry efficiency

When looking to speed up the flow of trucks checking into its busy mines and quarries, Australia’s largest construction material supplier, Boral Limited, decided to apply ‘smart’ technologies. As a result, haulage drivers now use specially designed kiosks, with Zytronic’s interactive touch sensors, at Boral’s incoming and outgoing weighbridges to …

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New to Industry 4.0

At HMI2020, Pepperl+Fuchs will be presenting a whole range of examples and of approaches to the successful implementation of digital transformation. Pixel-Plus combines data streams from multidimensional TOF (“time-of-flight”) sensors with signals from high-resolution color cameras, creating digital representations of real objects. These “digital twins” offer a much higher level …

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Control units for respirators: RAFI ramps up production

HMI specialist RAFI has been producing capacitive control units for the HAMILTON-C6 mobile respirator station from Swiss medical technology manufacturer Hamilton Medical for around four years. This company, which has specialised since 1983 in the development of intensive respirator systems, ranks among the leading suppliers of intelligent high-end devices. Currently, …

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New touchscreen sensor assembly offers industry-best performance and reliability in harsh applications

TouchNetix has introduced Chrominance, a sensor assembly for touchscreen displays which sets new benchmarks for performance, reliability and ease of system installation in industrial, medical, transportation and military applications, and in any type of harsh or hazardous environment. The Chrominance sensor assemblies, which are based on TouchNetix’ aXiom series touchscreen …

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