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Charcroft highlights new sensors for harsh applications at Sensors & Instrumentation Live with TT Electronics and Sensata Technologies

Charcroft Electronics, a specialist distributor and manufacturer of electronic components for harsh and high-end applications, will showcase new sensors from TT Electronics and Sensata Technologies at Sensors & Instrumentation Live 2019. An absolute single-turn ACW4 sensor, from Sensata BEI Sensors, combines design flexibility with IP67 or IP67K protection against environmental …

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Ninewells Hospital chooses ION Science Tiger VOC detector for use within assisted conception unit

The Assisted Conception Unit at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee has purchased an ION Science Tiger handheld volatile organic compound (VOC) detector in adherence with the Human Fertilisation and Embryology (HFEA) regulations for air quality in tissue laboratories and to ensure optimum culture conditions for embryos. This follows an independent external …

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Fuel cells – controlling the energy of the future

Fuel cells have been hailed as the energy source of the future; they can provide a non-polluting supply of power by re-combining hydrogen and oxygen to create electricity and water. The chemistry sounds very simple, however creating a reliable, efficient and safe energy source requires considerable expertise, especially in the …

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Mouser Electronics recognises 2019 Best-in-Class award winners

Mouser Electronics has announced the winners of its annual Mouser Best-in-Class Awards. The authorised global distributor announced the winners at an awards ceremony on 5 August 2019, recognising the outstanding individuals from its manufacturer partners who best supported Mouser’s marketing programmes and new product introduction (NPI) launches by demonstrating exemplary teamwork and top …

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Lattice Semiconductor appoints Terese Kemble as corporate VP, HR

Lattice Semiconductor has announced the appointment of Terese Kemble as the company’s corporate vice president, Human Resources. “We’re honored to have Terese Kemble join the Lattice executive team,” said Jim Anderson, president and chief executive officer, Lattice Semiconductor. “As we continue to execute against our mission to be the leading …

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Kyocera to strengthen open innovation in AI and IoT with new research centre

Kyocera has announced the opening of the new Minato Mirai Research Centre in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. The centre was created with the aim of promoting open innovation and the development of new business and technologies. Kyocera operates three research and development facilities around the Tokyo metropolitan area which focus …

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MTC offers guidance on robotics and automation decisions

Robotics and automation experts at the Coventry-based Manufacturing Technology Centre are to hold a free event aimed at helping business leaders make the right decisions when it comes to automating their factories. The Open Lab robotics and automation networking forum at the MTC on Wednesday, September 18 is aimed at …

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Improving performance and reliability in electric motors

Preventative maintenance has long been understood to deliver a range of benefits to industrial processes and their operators; minimising downtime and extending service life, reducing operational costs and improving productivity. Karl Metcalfe, technical support at AEMT, looks at expanding this principle and investigating energy savings at the same time With standard …

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Two thirds of UK adults worried artificial intelligence will take people’s jobs

Fountech.ai, an AI think tank and development company, recently commissioned an independent, nationally-representative survey of more than 2,000 UK adults. It found two thirds (67%) of people are worried AI will result in jobs being lost to machines. It also showed the majority of Britons (58%) think AI tools that recommend …

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Political uncertainty is the biggest barrier to trade for UK business

Sage has released the UK findings from a survey of 3,000 businesses in 12 countries, highlighting the impact of political uncertainty on trade and exports.  Entitled We Power the Nation, Sage uncovers how technology and digitisation impacts three success factors at the core of business today; Trade, People and Productivity.  The first instalment is focused …

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