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Emerson completes acquisition of Zedi’s software and automation businesses

Emerson has completed the purchase of Zedi’s software and automation businesses. The addition of Zedi’s cloud supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) platform will further enable Emerson, a global leader in automation, to help oil and gas producers increase production and lower operating costs through cloud-based monitoring, control and optimisation. …

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High-performance connectors in the Formula Student race

Three student teams from Swiss universities are competing with electric race cars they design, build and manufacture themselves. Stäubli’s ultra-reliable high-performance and flexibly configurable connectors are along for the ride. Even before the big FIA Formula E championship race was established, Formula Student was putting its own electric race cars …

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Portable polarisation-sensitive camera could be used in machine vision, autonomous vehicles, security, atmospheric chemistry and more

When the first full-length movie made with the advanced, three-color process of Technicolor premiered in 1935, The New York Times declared “it produced in the spectator all the excitement of standing upon a peak … and glimpsing a strange, beautiful and unexpected new world.” Technicolor forever changed how cameras — …

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New Technical Lab supports implementation of ultrasonic water metering across Greater China

ams, Qingdao iESLab Electronic and innovative water utility company Jiangxi Water Group have announced plans to extend their China Water Utilities’ Platform, an industrial alliance founded to promote the benefits of ultrasonic water metering and NB-IoT technologies based on Ali Cloud. With the launch of the new Jiangxi Water Utility’s Technical …

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500 guests at SensoPart Innovation Day

Despite the stifling heat, the celebrations marking SensoPart‘s 25th anniversary, with an in-house trade fair and conference programme, proved a roaring success. Invited guests from Germany, as well as interested visitors from Freiburg and the surrounding region, took the opportunity to learn more about modern industrial sensor technology and robotics, …

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ams and SmartSens partner on 3D and NIR sensors

ams has signed a formal letter of intent to collaborate in the field of Image Sensors with SmartSens Technology, a global supplier of high-performance CMOS image sensors. This collaboration complements ams’ strategic approach to further broaden its portfolio for all three 3D technologies – Active Stereo Vision (ASV), Time-of-Flight (ToF) …

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Al Masaood relies on the BM25 multi-gas detector

The BM25 from Oldham-Simtronics, part of 3M Gas & Flame Detection, is a rugged multi-gas area monitor designed to ensure safety in hazardous environments.Testimony to this fact can be provided by Al Masaood Oil & Gas, which following its formation in 1971, became one of the first oil and gas …

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Schneider Electric’s Batam Smart Factory recognised by the World Economic Forum as a Fourth Industrial Revolution Lighthouse

Schneider Electric has today had its Smart Factory in Batam, Indonesia, designated as an Advanced 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) Lighthouse by the World Economic Forum at its 13th Annual Meeting of the New Champions (AMNC). The Batam site is the third of the company’s factories to receive this recognition, joining its Le Vaudreuil …

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Seven Technologies Group offers “glimpse into the future” at 3CDSE

UK defence manufacturer, Seven Technologies Group (7TG), is inviting attendees to witness a “glimpse into the future” at its stand (111) at the forthcoming Three Counties Defence & Security Expo (3CDSE), 17 July 2019. The company, which has more than 40 years’ experience developing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) systems …

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How sophisticated instrumentation helped a drone maker accelerate motor system testing

The Yokogawa WT1800E Power Analyzer is being used by Atmos UAV to optimise the range, efficiency and safety of Marlyn, the world’s first drone to combine Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) and forward flight in a fully autonomous flight. Like a fixed wing drone, Marlyn is capable of high-speed …

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