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Chamois meets new testing and calibration lab standard

Chamois Metrology is pleased to be among the first laboratories in the UK to have made the transition from ISO 17025 2005 to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 – the new 2017 standard – accredited by UKAS (Lab no. 0822).  Congratulations go to the whole Chamois team on this landmark achievement as they …

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Industry calls for extension to transition period

The head of one of Britain’s biggest business groups has called for the UK to secure a significantly longer transition period to follow next year’s exit from the European Union after last week’s failure to agree a tariff schedule at the World Trade Organisation (WTO). He urges the Government to …

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ABB to bring reliable power supply to the largest petrochemical plant in the Philippines

ABB has won an order from JG Summit Petrochemical Corporation to supply electrical and process power management systems for its petrochemical expansion project. The project will increase cracker production of ethylene by 50 per cent to 480,000 tpa and propylene by 26 per cent to 240,000 tpa. The new bimodal polyethylene plant …

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NTT DOCOMO formally adopts Anritsu 5G NR RF Test System

Anritsu Corporation is pleased to announce that NTT DOCOMO has formally decided to adopt Anritsu’s 5G New Radio RF Conformance Test System ME7873NR platform as its first 5G NR RF test system. Anritsu has a long history of cooperation with NTT DOCOMO in device acceptance testing, leading to this adoption …

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Lockheed Martin presentation showcases GapGun helping with quality inspection of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

A presentation on seam validation measurement at this year’s Coordinate Metrology Society Conference (CMSC) in Nevada, USA showcased how Lockheed Martin incorporates GapGun – Third Dimension’s best-selling hand-held laser measurement system – into its quality inspection process of its F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Lockheed Martin explained how seam validation – …

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Digital solutions increase the efficiency of paper production

More than 40 papermakers from numerous mills and representing six countries attended a lunch and learn event hosted by the technology company Voith during the MIAC exhibition in Lucca, Italy. Attendees had the opportunity to learn about the digital future of the paper industry and innovative technologies. During the session, …

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WWEM 2018 publishes speaker line-up

An impressive list of speakers has been published on the Conference section of the WWEM 2018 website, featuring major water utilities, technology innovators, and some of the leading Universities in water, wastewater & environmental monitoring. A number of major organisations are also represented; including UKAS, the Drinking Water Inspectorate, the …

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Energy monitoring solution saves over £400,000 a year

John Pointon & Sons operates the largest single-site rendering and recycling facility in the UK. The processes at this site in Cheddleton, Staffordshire, use a large amount of gas and other utilities and the company was struggling with reliable metering. I/O modules that were being used for energy monitoring were …

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Celebrating 50 years of Swiss engineering in Manchester

Measurement and automation specialist Endress+Hauser is in great shape as it prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary on 11 November 2018. Now employing over 200 people, and with an estimated turnover of £46 million in 2018, the measurement and automation engineering specialist continues to break new sales records. Part of …

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How to mass produce cell-sized robots

Tiny robots no bigger than a cell could be mass-produced using a new method developed by researchers at MIT. The microscopic devices, which the team calls “syncells” (short for synthetic cells), might eventually be used to monitor conditions inside an oil or gas pipeline, or to search out disease while …

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