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Sensors keep Britain’s seaports running

Contrinex’s rugged Inductive sensors keep Britain’s seaport  running smoothly around the clock by providing exceptional reliability switching on container-handling cranes. Britain’s busy seaports rely upon Container-handling cranes and hence Contrinex’s rugged inductive sensors to operate around the clock. The sensors which are fitted on each hoist carriage, verify its position with …

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Wastewater test could provide early warning of COVID-19

Researchers at Cranfield University are working on a new test to detect SARS-CoV-2 in the wastewater of communities infected with the virus. The wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) approach could provide an effective and rapid way to predict the potential spread of novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) by picking up on biomarkers in …

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Scientists tap unused energy source to power smart sensor networks

The electricity that lights our homes and powers our appliances also creates small magnetic fields that are present all around us. Scientists have developed a new mechanism capable of harvesting this wasted magnetic field energy and converting it into enough electricity to power next-generation sensor networks for smart buildings and …

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Connectors improve electrical safety at dairy factory

El Poma is a Colombian dairy company founded in 1953. They wanted to improve electrical safety at the factory. In order to achieve electrical safety, they were looking for solutions that could provide employees with a safer working environment and better protect electrical equipment at the production site while reducing …

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Kyocera to acquire Japan-based Showa Optronics Co.

Kyocera has entered into a share transfer agreement with NEC Corporation to acquire all of NEC’s shares in Showa Optronics Co (SOC), an optical components manufacturer. After the share transfer is completed, Kyocera will own 93.53 per cent of SOC’s shares; SOC will begin operating as a subsidiary of Kyocera on 1 June …

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Forward planning enables Sondrel’s Indian operations to continue uninterrupted despite COVID-19 lockdown

Contingency and Disaster planning should always be vital part of a company’s business plans as many companies are now discovering with the unprecedented effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. As of 25 March 2020, India is on nationwide lockdown of its 1.3 billion people with many now trying to work from …

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Is aluminium a viable alternative to copper for cable and wire manufacturers?

The rising commodity price and lacking supply of copper is increasingly pushing original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to consider alternative metals, such as aluminium, for wire and cable applications. Despite being lighter and cheaper than copper, the widespread adoption of aluminium has historically been tainted by the drawbacks of using the …

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Softing Industrial Automation reinforces the Open Integration network

How can field instruments and components be easily integrated into automation systems? The answer to this question is becoming increasingly important as industrial production digitalisation progresses. The Endress+Hauser Open Integration partner program unites 13 manufacturers that want to ensure the streamlined interaction of their products. Softing Industrial Automation joined the …

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Bureau Veritas offers sage advice on business continuity amid coronavirus restrictions

As the UK becomes the latest nation to bring in substantial restrictions over the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, leading safety and compliance expert Bureau Veritas is highlighting a few simple steps to help firms manage their business continuity plans. On 23 March, Prime Minister Boris Johnson brought in strict new measures to …

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A surefire adrenalin kick – Baumer POG 10 HeavyDuty encoders set the heart racing

In Europe’s biggest roller coaster, the Helix at the Liseberg amusement park in Gothenburg, POG 10 HeavyDuty incremental encoders from Baumer monitor the speed of the carrriage’s drive as it approaches the start ramp. The HeavyDuty technology guarantees high reliability and precision under extreme environmental conditions – serving up both …

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