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Robust inductives ‘Turn-over an Old-leaf’

Agriculture is using increasingly complex automation in its machinery and an example is in composting machines. Contrinex’s uniquely robust V4A/ 316L stainless-steel sensors are relied upon for operating reliably in the challenging environment of the inside of the drive rotor. Withstanding dust, humidity and high temperatures, the sensors enable the …

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Registration now open for Digital AI Conference presented by Mouser

Mouser Electronics has announced its first Digital AI Conference. The free, interactive online event will offer a multitude of enlightening activities focusing on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technology, specifically on how new innovations are driving intelligence and automation in robotics and smart homes. There is no charge to register for …

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AMETEK Land celebrates 50 years of its UKAS-accredited calibration lab

AMETEK Land is celebrating a major milestone in its company history – the 50th anniversary of its UKAS-accredited infrared temperature calibration laboratory in the United Kingdom. In 1970, the laboratory in Sheffield was the first in the UK to be accredited by the then British Calibration Service (BCS), now the United …

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ABB’s new analytics software helps producers optimise operations in demanding market conditions

The ABB Ability Genix Industrial Analytics and AI Suite is a scalable advanced analytics platform with pre-built, easy-to-use applications and services. It collects, contextualises and converts operational, engineering and information technology data into actionable insights that help industries improve operations, optimise asset management and streamline business processes safely and sustainably. …

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QED Environmental Systems announces new website launch

QED Environmental Systems has launched its new global website amalgamating brands from recent acquisitions. This includes Geotech, specialising in gas analysis instrumentation, Huberg, mains gas leak detection instrumentation, En-Core soil sampling products for the new BS10176 standards and Snap-Sampler which develops passive ground water sampling products. All of these brands …

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Renishaw announces new digital initiatives to support its global manufacturing customers

Renishaw is committed to maintaining global supply chains and supporting its customers worldwide. During these uncertain times that means adapting, and helping industry to adapt, to new priorities and requirements. As Tarquin Adams, Renishaw’s Group Marketing Manager, explains, “In these unprecedented times for industry, smart manufacturing and automation are now …

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How is smart technology set to transform the automotive industry?

The automotive industry is laden with technological advancement — and always has been. Whether it be for safety, entertainment, comfort, or innovation, you can be confident that manufacturers are working tirelessly to develop the latest bit of tech every single day. In recent years, the focus for automotive giants around …

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£6 million award to drive next-generation solar technology into new applications

Researchers at Swansea University, Imperial College London and the University of Oxford have launched a project to drive next-generation solar technology into new applications. The team have been awarded a £6 million Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) programme grant to advance organic and perovskite solar cells into applications …

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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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Small but powerful photosensors help wrap chocolate

In factories producing fast-moving consumer goods, automated packaging operations are the norm. Confectionery products are no exception; in high-volume production, manufacturers pack sealed bags of candy in cardboard cartons, which are in turn stacked for shrink- wrapping and palletisation. Packed cartons arrive for shrink-wrapping in uniform stacks. A wrapping machine …

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