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Water activity analyser for food and pharmaceutical applications – with live demonstration service!

The latest Series 4TE instrument from Labcell – the exclusive UK distributor of Aqualab water activity analysers, is an accurate, quick, simple and cost-effective way for food manufacturing and pharmaceutical companies to gain valuable information about gels, powders, pastes and tablets. New for customers is a live-demonstration service so that potential …

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Powelectrics Metron IoT solution helps Vectec customers combat fuel theft

Vectec have developed a fuel theft detection system using Powlectrics Metron4 telemetry, for customers who store fuel at unmanned sites, protecting them from both theft and clean-up costs. Vectec, established 1994, specialise in all aspects of diesel fuel storage, adblue storage, petrol storage, fuel dispensing and fuel management. More here. …

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AVEVA and SCG announce strategic partnership to deliver a ‘Digital Reliability Platform’

AVEVA and chemicals business, SCG, one of the largest petrochemical companies in Thailand and a key industry player in Asia, have announced their strategic partnership to develop a Digital Reliability Platform (DRP), a complete asset performance management (APM) solution to predict equipment health, monitor performance, and enable advanced maintenance across its …

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Sensirion and TTP Ventus collaborate on high-performance microfluidics driver

Sensirion is collaborating with micropump manufacturer TTP Ventus on the design of a compact high-performance microfluidics driver. The system has been created to support laboratory prototyping and product development for a wide range of microfluidics applications, from laboratory test systems, to diagnostics and analytical instruments. The companies have made the design available online …

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STMicroelectronics acquires SOMOS Semiconductor

STMicroelectronics has announced the acquisition and integration of the assets of SOMOS Semiconductor. SOMOS, based in Marly-le-Roy, France, is a fabless semiconductor company founded in 2018, and specialised in silicon-based power amplifiers and in RF Front-End Modules (FEM) products. With this acquisition, ST reinforces its specialist staff, IP and roadmaps …

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Moving forward through the manufacturing storm

Standing still isn’t an option for manufacturers in the UK. Neither is simply moving forward with a “business as usual” mindset. Researchers at the MIT CISR identified two drivers for successful digital transformation: an organisation’s experience maturity, and its operational efficiency. Here, Stephen Hayes, managing director of automation technology expert …

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CO2 traffic lights rely on Sensirion’s CO2 sensor technology

ISIS IC has chosen Sensirion’s SCD30 CO2 sensor for its CO2 signal lights for classrooms, thus enabling reliable and accurate measurements in schools. The SCD30 is the ideal solution for determining air quality and for applications in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) sector. Scientists have proven that SARS-CoV-2 …

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OMRON launches precise and flexible 3D Time-of-Flight Sensor Module

OMRON Electronic Components Europe has unveiled a new precision time of flight ranging sensor that delivers a convenient, modular solution offering positioning, autonomous-guidance, and proximity sensing for a wide range of applications. Commenting, Gabriele Fulco, European Product Marketing Manager Sensors at OMRON said, “Our new sensor is a “mechanical eye” …

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Using existing cabling to create a new industrial LAN

You wouldn’t build a new railway or motorway every time you needed to travel somewhere, so why install new cable? After all, you’ve probably already got spare cores in your existing multi-core cable network or, better yet, an old telephone network that’s lying unused? Here, Gary Bradshaw, director at network …

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RS Components provides essential engineering support to young superbike team

RS Components (RS) has announced its sponsorship of the GR MotoSport team at this week’s Bennetts British Superbikes (BSB) championships, which takes place at Brands Hatch circuit from 16-18 October 2020. As an official sponsor partner, RS has provided the team with a range of RS PRO tools to support the …

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