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ION Science hosts service training for Norwegian distributor

ION Science recently held a two-day service training course for representatives from Norwegian distributor, Vestteknikk AS, at its state-of-the-art facility in Cambridgeshire, UK. Led by ION Science’s Technical Support Specialist and Trainer, Marcus Wadey-Leblond, the service training provided Vestteknikk’s Joar Nicolaysen and Kenneth Andre Rishaug with a comprehensive learning experience …

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AMETEK Land releases technology to help contain threat of COVID-19

AMETEK Land has released a fever screening thermal imaging system designed for highly accurate human body temperature measurement, which could play a fundamental role in helping to contain the spread of COVID-19. The vIRalert 2 fixed thermal imaging system provides an accurate and remote surface measurement of body temperature, automatically …

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Making IIoT and smart technology happen

Applying new technology to a physical process or manufacturing system is an essential part of progress, however the practical side of implementing the latest Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Smart Technology solutions is bringing its own unique challenges. That in turn is leading to new automation solutions. Chris Evans, marketing …

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How much is an hour of downtime costing you?

According to Oneserve, faulty machinery costs UK manufacturing three per cent of all working days, for an annual average of £31,000 per company. The report also states that three quarters of UK manufacturers outsource equipment maintenance, with each business spending £120,000 a year on average. Lost business and maintenance costs are …

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Renesas upgrades industrial network to the next stage

Industrial networks are part of the technologies used in factory automation. As a chip manufacturer, Renesas sees CC-Link IE TSN as a key factor in the industry’s progress because the network enables temporal precision, ensuring secure transmission within a given period of time, and mixed implementation with other communication protocols. …

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How do you power billions of sensors?

Interconnected healthcare and many other future applications will require internet connectivity between billions of sensors. The devices that will enable these applications must be small, flexible, reliable, and environmentally sustainable. Researchers must develop new tools beyond batteries to power these devices, because continually replacing batteries is difficult and expensive. In …

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Laser triangulation sensors measure lateral position of rail bogie wheels relative to the track in groundbreaking ActiWheel project

Laser triangulation sensors from Micro-Epsilon are being used to measure the lateral position of rail bogie wheels relative to the rail head in a groundbreaking rail traction technology project by Derby-based company, SET Limited. ActiWheel is an innovative traction system that uses artificial intelligence to guide trains along the tracks, …

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Wearable strain sensor using light transmittance helps measure physical signals better

KAIST researchers have developed a novel wearable strain sensor based on the modulation of optical transmittance of a carbon nanotube (CNT)-embedded elastomer. The sensor is capable of sensitive, stable, and continuous measurement of physical signals. This technology, featured in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, shows great potential for the detection …

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Innovative solution protects people from coronavirus

Deep UVC LED arrays from Bolb are helping to combat the coronavirus epidemic in the Chinese metropolis of Wuhan. Emitter arrays with a power output of between 1.2 W and 2.5 W emit strongly disinfecting UVC light that kills not only antibiotic-resistant germs such as MRSA but also dangerous viruses …

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Visual inspection in nuclear environments

Resolve Optics has reported on how its non-browning lenses are helping a specialist camera manufacturer to supply a turnkey solution for monitoring remote operations in high radiation environments. For the high radiation environments experienced in Nuclear Power stations, Nuclear fuel recycling plant and high energy physics facilities, conventional TV cameras …

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