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MTC in ‘Best Companies to Work For’ list

The pioneering Manufacturing Technology Centre near Coventry has been recognised in the prestigious “Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2020” list. The accolade recognises the MTC’s employee engagement and teamwork. The MTC has been rated number 77 in the list, and accredited with a coveted Two Star …

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Environmental monitoring from the International Space Station

Optical Surfaces has reported how a motorised UV-Vis-NIR collimator and interferometric alignment system it supplied to the Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) in Berlin, Germany has been used to set-up the ground breaking DLR Earth Sensing Imaging Spectrometer (DESIS). On 23 October 2019, DLR the renowned German Aerospace Center, and …

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Variohm expands pressure sensor range with low power series

Pressure sensor with low power consumption suits mobile equipment: Variohm expands pressure sensor range with low power series Variohm EuroSensor’s new EPT31LE series pressure sensor features extremely fast power-up and response times and a low power consumption that perfectly suits mobile equipment pressure monitoring used in combination with battery and/or …

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Rittal unveils new AX and KX enclosure ranges

Millions of customers worldwide currently rely on Rittal’s market-leading AE compact and small enclosures.   Rittal, however, has raised the bar still further by launching its new AX and KX compact enclosure range, details of which will be on show at Drives & Controls 2020. The AX and KX enclosures …

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New for 2020 is the range extension of MOCA EC

New for 2020 is the range extension of MOCA EC 1935/2004 certified pressure regulators from ID Insert Deal srl. The MOCA directive relates to ensuring that the materials used to convey foodstuffs are inert so that there can be no chemical leaching from the materials into the product. The certification …

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MECH Metrology improves measurement certainty with measurement machine from Bowers Group

Bowers Group has supplied MECH Metrology with a Trimos Horizon Premium Length Measuring machine which has increased their capacity for inhouse calibration services, and improved certainty of measurement by 50%.  In addition to enabling the business to calibrate plug gauges traceable to UKAS standards, the Trimos Horizon Premium is used to calibrate a variety of …

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Rockwell Automation acquires ASEM

Rockwell Automation has signed an agreement to acquire Italy-based ASEM, a leading provider of digital automation technologies. ASEM provides a complete range of Industrial PCs (IPCs), Human-Machine Interface (HMI) hardware and software, remote access capabilities, and secure Industrial IoT gateway solutions. ASEM’s high-performance automation solutions enable The Connected Enterprise with smarter …

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Sondrel warns of financial risks due to new UK IR35 off-payroll tax reforms

Sondrel, Europe’s largest independent IC design consultancy, believes that the electronics industry will be changed significantly by the UK’s new IR35 payroll tax change that comes into effect on 6 April 2020. On that date, it becomes the responsibility of hirers to assess the employment status of off-payroll workers such …

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Anritsu opens web exhibition site

With MWC Barcelona 2020 cancelled to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, Anritsu Corporation will launch its own Anritsu Web Exhibition on 25 February 2020. Found at https://www.anritsu.com/en-GB/test-measurement/technologies/web-exhibit/mwc and opening at 09:00 CET/17:00 JST, the online event will demonstrate Anritsu’s leading-edge communications measurement solutions. The Web Exhibition will show Anritsu’s latest …

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The countries most at risk of cyber-crime

The severity of cyber-breaches has become more and more intense in recent years. As a result, security experts at Specops Software sought to find out which (Western) European countries are the most cyber-insecure for citizens. To find out, Specops Software calculated which country is most likely to encounter cyber-crimes by …

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