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Emerson to modernise Sonatrach gas processing plant in Algeria

Emerson, in partnership with Fores Engineering, has signed a $32 million contract with Sonatrach, Algeria’s state energy company, to modernise its gas processing plant in Alrar. As part of the contract, Emerson will combine its innovative technologies and operational certainty methodology to optimise Sonatrach’s production operations and improve the reliability …

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TE Connectivity completes the sale of its subsea communications business

TE Connectivity has completed the previously announced sale of its subsea communications business (SubCom) to Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. for $325 million in cash. The company expects to use proceeds from the sale to fund share repurchases.  The sale of SubCom increases TE’s focus as a leading industrial technology company and is expected to …

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Intelliconnect becomes accredited Living Wage Employer

Intelliconnect (Europe) Ltd has become an accredited Living Wage employer. The Living Wage Foundation is a movement made up of over 4,400 organisations, businesses and people across the UK, who believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay and aims to ensure that everyone can earn enough to live on.  …

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RS Components appoints new regional managing director, Northern Europe

RS Components (RS) has appointed Pete Malpas to the role of regional managing director, Northern Europe. Malpas will report to Mike England, who is now president EMEA at RS.  Malpas will define and implement the strategic direction and growth strategy for the region. His aim is to grow business by further …

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Powering the flexible world

From 2019 we will come to a world with flexible electronics and batteries to power these devices have attracted tremendous attentions. These devices may require batteries with special mechanical properties or form factors. For more details about thin, flexible and printed batteries, please refer to IDTechEx’s report Flexible, Printed and Thin …

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Industrial information technologies needed to boost UK’s fluctuating manufacturing sector

A new report from the IHS Markit/CIPS Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) revealed the biggest decline in the manufacturing sector in two years. The index showed that the manufacturing sector fell to 51.1 this October, down from 53.6 in September. According to Jason Chester, director of Channel Programs for InfinityQS: “The report is indicative …

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Phase-stable cables for critical applications

HUBER+SUHNER is set to debut its newest cable assemblies which push the boundaries for stability and reliability in harsh environments at Electronica, 13-16 November, 2018 in Munich. The global Swiss-based company will be showcasing its five new and improved phase invariant CT cable assemblies which have been specifically developed for applications which require precise electrical length connectivity. Opening a new door for phase critical applications in fluctuating temperatures, HUBER+SUHNER has created a steady and reliable interconnect solution to satisfy a huge range of applications where …

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Parents prioritise engineering careers that make a difference

Parents want their children to have a future that makes a positive difference to society, according to new research released to mark the start of Tomorrow’s Engineers Week. Almost two-thirds (64%) of parents want their children to have a job that is something they can be proud of and two-fifths …

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Upgrading cheap diode lasers for use in precise measurements

Russian physicists have developed a method for drastically narrowing the emission spectrum of an ordinary diode laser, like that in a laser pointer. This makes their device a useful replacement for the more complex and expensive single-frequency lasers, enabling the creation of compact chemical analysers that can fit into a …

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Endothermic process and heat treatment furnaces

Endothermic gas (CO/H₂/N₂) is often used as a ‘neutral’ protective gas or carrier gas during heat treatment process. Monitoring and controlling the furnace gas composition is essential to ensure metallic products retain their desired properties. This article outlines why CO and CO₂ levels must be precisely controlled, and the best …

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