Features

Secure in the knowledge

They say knowledge is power. This is especially true when managing security remotely. As an unprecedented number of workers are now remotely accessing industrial production systems — in some cases from their own homes and private computers — security must be prioritised. Reinhard Mayr, head of information security and research operations at …

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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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Retrofitted inductive sensors watch over dairy’s valves

At a dairy-processing plant, milk products, made from pasteurized or raw milk, require hygienic transportation between successive operations. Process engineers use stainless-steel pipework to transport liquid ingredients from one operation to the next. Fluid flow is managed using control valves fitted with electrical, hydraulic or pneumatic actuators. Multiple rotary-shaft valves …

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HWM supports measurement of unique weather conditions in Philippines

Measuring the unique weather conditions at each of its individual plantations was a real challenge to the Philippines Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA). To solve this problem, the SRA chose to install 40 COMlog data loggers from HWM. COMlog was chosen for its ability to receive sensor information from a variety …

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Advantech gets Gold Award from VDC Research for IoT and Embedded Technology Vendor Satisfaction

Advantech has once again been recognised for its excellence in quality and service provision with a prestigious global industry award. Advantech has received VDC Research’s Gold Award for IoT & Embedded Technology Vendor Satisfaction in the Boards & Modules and Systems & Servers categories. These annual awards are based on …

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Electro Rent and Rohde & Schwarz announce new partnership

Electro Rent, a provider of test and technology solutions and services, has been named preferred partner by Rohde & Schwarz for rental solutions across Europe signalling closer collaboration between the two companies. The new agreement brings together two global leaders to provide fast, flexible access to the latest, electronic test …

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The peacock approach to metrology

Manufacturers traditionally perceive metrology as something uniquely relevant to mission-critical industries. Like a chameleon adapting for survival, manufacturers in aerospace and medical device manufacturing must show compliance. However, others in the industry should perceive themselves as peacocks — using quality management to excel in the eyes of potential business partners. …

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New icotek KEL-DP time and cost saving alternative to traditional cable glands now available from Foremost Electronics

Foremost Electronics, the engineering-led Essex based importer and specialist distributor of electromechanical components, announces new additions to icotek’s market leading range of cable entry plates, the KEL-DP 25 version A and KEL-DP 32 version A and B. KEL-DP products offer high cable density and are a simple to use cost …

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Increased ventilator demand requires reliable and efficient welding technology

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, production of ventilators has skyrocketed, in order to support the exponential increase in demand for patients infected with the novel coronavirus. This demand exceeds the production capacity of typical ventilator manufacturers, and so manufacturers who usually produce other products have found themselves switching production …

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Taking the pressure out of pressure transmitter selection

Measuring pressure is fundamental in the control of most industrial processes. As a key indicator of quality, consistency and safety, pressure needs to be measured as accurately and as widely as possible. Many of today’s pressure transmitters on the market are highly capable devices found in a wide variety of …

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