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MTC appoints new chairman

The Manufacturing Technology Centre has announced the appointment of Sir David Brown as chairman, with effect from 1 October 2019. Sir David Brings a wealth of experience to the MTC following a distinguished career in telecommunications and electronics, including Chairman of Motorola Ltd and Chairman of BSI. Sir David is …

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AMA Association publishes updated supplier overview

The AMA Association for Sensors and Measurement (AMA) publishes its new AMA Sensor and Measurement Directory 2019/20. The brochure provides information on suppliers of sensors, measuring technology, and services for user branches on 135 pages. The AMA Directory 2019/20 can be downloaded from the AMA website, queried online, or ordered …

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The role of gas sensing as a drinking water purification method

The processing of clean and safe drinking water and drinking water purification methods are an international issue. Estimates suggest that, if no further improvements are made to the availability of safe water sources, over 135 million people will die from potentially preventable diseases by 2020. Even within the UK, water …

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University of Bath and Kistler cooperate in complex powertrain analysis

The automotive industry is moving fast into an era where electric power is used as the primary power source with hydrocarbon fuels in a supporting role. The use of the “Plug-in Hybrid” concept presents challenges to powertrain designers that demand new technologies to define the parameters of the propulsion systems. …

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MTS appoints new distributors In Thailand, Central America And Eastern Europe

MTS Systems Corporation has announced that SIMTON CO., COPRE LTDA and JD DVORAKwill support MTS Test & Simulation businesses in Thailand, Central America and Eastern Europe, respectively. Thailand SIMTON CO., Ltd. provides testing solutions to contract test labs, universities, and commercial businesses in the automotive, polymer & petrol chemicals, infrastructure …

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Rockwell Automation announced as founding member of ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance

Production facilities can contain thousands of technologies from different vendors. Cybersecurity threats only need to exploit one of them to steal trade secrets, stop production or even harm workers. To better secure today’s complex and often vulnerable production operations, the ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance recently announced Rockwell Automation as a founding member. The …

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Upcoming manufacturing conference to drive industrial digitalisation

The fifth annual digital manufacturing conference at the Manufacturing Technology Centre will bring together some of Europe’s leading experts on the digital revolution sweeping through the manufacturing industry. The high level conference is aimed at helping UK manufacturers embrace the latest digital technologies to improve their businesses. At the two-day …

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Thermal imaging detects insulation defects to optimise cold storage

Gubba Cold Storage offers its customers cold storage facilities for a wide range of products, from plant seeds to pharmaceuticals. Every product has its own prescribed storage requirements so it is essential that Gubba’s eleven cold storage units maintain an accurate, consistent temperature, 24/7.  Not only is this important from …

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A battery-free sensor for underwater exploration

To investigate the vastly unexplored oceans covering most our planet, researchers aim to build a submerged network of interconnected sensors that send data to the surface — an underwater “internet of things.” But how to supply constant power to scores of sensors designed to stay for long durations in the …

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World’s thinnest, lightest signal amplifier enables bioinstrumentation with reduced noise

Conventionally, bioinstrumentation circuits for health care and medical use have consisted of hard electronic devices, such as silicon transistors. However, when soft biological tissues, such as skin, come into contact with hard electronic devices, they tend to become inflamed. Therefore, monitoring of biosignals in everyday life over a long period …

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