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Risks and opportunities in hybrid cloud storage

Modern manufacturing has become very data intensive, which has made choosing where to store data critically importance. Here Neil Ballinger, head of EMEA at automation equipment supplier EU Automation, explains the trade-offs and opportunities of hybrid cloud storage. In June 2020, IBM suffered a global cloud outage, but this was …

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Renishaw’s STEM education programme goes virtual

Gloucestershire based engineering technologies company, Renishaw, recently hosted free virtual science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) workshops for key stage two and three children to give students more opportunities to gain hands-on engineering experience. The children had the opportunity to take online courses on 3D printing and coding with Scratch …

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Engineering Expertise from Eaton Hydraulics UK keeps the blades turning

There is little doubt that the world is witnessing unprecedented times due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. A vast majority of the world’s population and businesses have been affected in some way, and the global engineering community is no exception. National lockdowns have proven particularly challenging for factories trying to …

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Advantech and BrainCreators announce an edge solution for visual inspection and observation

BrainCreators and Advantech have announced an edge solution for automating visual inspection and observation. The end-to-end solution will combine the edge computing technology of Advantech with the BrainMatter platform for intelligent automation based on AI. This allows BrainMatter to perform automated tasks on-the-edge of innovative Internet of Things (IoT) devices …

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Paragraf and NPL demonstrate that Paragraf’s graphene Hall Effect sensors are ready for high-radiation applications

Paragraf has demonstrated the ability of its graphene Hall Effect sensors to withstand high levels of radiation. The discovery, based on testing from the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), proves that ‘unpackaged’ Hall Effect sensors can be used in high-radiation environments such as space. The project was funded by Innovate UK, …

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ABB doubles production capacity at PT Shell Indonesia Lube Oil Blending Plant

Cellier Activity, of ABB in France, has been awarded the contract to install new blending technologies and its unique process control system at the Marunda Lube Oil Blending Plant (LOBP) in Jakarta, in an effort to drive efficiency and increase productivity. Harnessing its Lubcel process control system, ABB will deliver …

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Microchip partners with machine learning software leaders to simplify AI-at-the-Edge design

Microchip Technology has partnered with Cartesiam, Edge Impulse and Motion Gestures to simplify ML implementation at the edge using the company’s ARM Cortex based 32-bit micro-controllers and microprocessors in its MPLAB X Integrated Development Environment (IDE). Bringing the interface to these partners’ software and solutions into its design environment uniquely …

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AMA Association reports industry development in the second quarter of 2020

The AMA Association for Sensors and Measurement (AMA) recently polled its approximately 450 members about economic development in the second quarter. According to their own statements, the industry generated a drop in sales of eight percent in the second quarter compared to the previous quarter. It is interesting to note that …

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Novel virus-based colourimetric sensor can show true colours of airborne threats

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has shown that the world needs technology that can quickly and accurately identify invisible dangers, including harmful substances or airborne environmental pollutants. Colourimetric sensors – devices that intuitively reveal information about their environment through colour changes – are an attractive option in this regard. But, for …

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