Features

Back to the future: Improving the efficiency of our hydropower network

Hydropower is an extremely old source of energy, tracing its usage back to the watermills that were relied on by ancient civilisations. Here, Marek Lukaszczyk, European and Middle East marketing manager at global manufacturer of motors and drive technology WEG, explains how plant managers can make today’s hydropower smarter, more efficient, and reap …

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New application note: Using a MeasureReady M91 FastHall measurement controller with a QD PPMS and MultiVu software

A key benefit of the new Lake Shore MeasureReady M91 FastHall measurement controller is that it can be used with any type of magnet, including a superconducting magnet. One such magnet system is the Physical Property Measurement System (PPMS) from Quantum Design, which in addition to a superconducting magnet, consists …

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Automation data: the misunderstood strategic asset

On 30 July 2020, at 2pm BST, Sean Robinson, service leader at Industrial IT and automation provider Novotek UK and Ireland, will join GE Digital’s David Collard for the webinar Automation data: the misunderstood strategic asset. The webinar will provide meaningful insights about how manufacturers, engineers and plant managers can take advantage of modern automation solutions. Registration for the event is available here. Despite the importance of automation …

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Bluetooth inclinometers provide socially distanced measurement solution for machinery removals company

WYLER’s UK agent Bowers Group has provided D.Turner & Son with the WYLER BlueSYSTEM, a modular family of digital inclinometers perfect for machine alignment. Based in Middleton, Greater Manchester, D. Turner & Son specialises in the safe transportation of a diverse range of heavy machinery, plant and equipment throughout the UK and …

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Never settle for second best enclosures on outdoor electrical installations

The choice of enclosure should never be an afterthought, left to the end of the project or under-budgeted, especially in outdoor installations. Here Chris Lloyd, Managing Director of enclosure manufacturer Spelsberg UK explains why a suitable enclosure is important and outlines a strategic approach to enclosure selection. For outdoor electrical …

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STMicroelectronics enables innovative social-distancing applications with FlightSense time-of-flight proximity sensors

High-accuracy FlightSense proximity and ranging sensors from STMicroelectronics are helping prevent disease transmission in innovative products developed by customers in response to the global pandemic situation. Amsterdam-based startup Aura Aware is using ST’s FlightSense Time-of-Flight (ToF) technology in a smart distance-awareness portable device suitable for use at retail counters and check-in desks. …

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DORIS Group, AVEVA and Schneider Electric join forces to address digital transformational challenges for upstream oil and gas sector

DORIS Group, Schneider Electric and AVEVA have agreed to develop a strategic partnership to deliver Digital Twin technology for the upstream oil and gas markets. These new solutions will support the goals of oil & gas organisations to improve asset performance, increase sustainability and maximise return on capital on projects. The three …

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STMicroelectronics makes acquisitions to further strengthen the wireless connectivity capabilities of STM32 microcontrollers

STMicroelectronics has signed two M&A agreements related to the acquisitions of the entire share capital of Ultra Wide Band specialist BeSpoon and of the cellular IoT connectivity assets of Riot Micro. After closing of the two transactions, subject to customary regulatory approvals, ST will further strengthen its offer for wireless connectivity …

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High-pressure rated Inductives keep packing a riveting punch

Automotive technicians assembling prototype vehicle bodies during pre-production use manual punch-riveting tools to join individual sheet-metal parts. Several thousand joints are required per vehicle, and tools must be compact since space is often limited. Bad joints, which are very costly to repair, can occur if the technician does not set …

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Bringing the edge and cloud together

Data is at the heart of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Smart Manufacturing. By setting up suitable platforms to collect and analyse data, it is possible to gain in-depth, unique insights into manufacturing processes that can lead to their optimisation. The most effective setup combines edge and cloud-based …

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