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Yokogawa recognised with Frost & Sullivan Global Customer Value Leadership award

Yokogawa has received the Global Customer Value Leadership Award for Integrated Performance Management from global market research and consulting company Frost & Sullivan as part of their 2019 Best Practices Awards. Announced on 29 July 2019, the award recognises how Yokogawa’s OpreXTM Profit-driven Operation solution helps customers in the process industries deliver …

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Mouser Electronics signs global agreement with Formerica

Mouser Electronics has announced a global distribution agreement with Formerica Optoelectronics, a pioneer and leading provider of optical interconnect solutions. Using innovative technologies that offer higher energy efficiency, greater reliability, and superior performance, the Formerica portfolio consists of a broad range of optical transceivers, active optical cables (AOC)/fanouts, optical bypass modules …

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SICK’s Opens Doors of its Industry 4.0 Smart Factory to PPMA Visitors

SICK is inviting PPMA Total Show visitors to gain an exclusive behind-the-scenes insight into its pioneering new Industry 4.0 smart sensor production facility in Freiburg, Southern Germany. It is the first time the doors of SICK’s 4.0 Now factory have been opened to UK industry, since full-scale, high-volume production of …

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Optical 3D metrology for quality assurance of gas turbines

Each year, more than four billion air passengers worldwide rely on quality controls in the aviation industry. This is because 12,000 meters above sea level, very special requirements must be met regarding the quality of materials and components. With its optical measuring systems, GOM already supports the aerospace industry in …

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New sensor could shake up earthquake response effort

The recent massive southern California earthquakes shut down Ridgecrest Regional Hospital throughout the 4 July holiday weekend while the tiny town of Ridgecrest assessed the damages. A new optical sensor developed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) could speed up the time it takes to evaluate whether critical buildings …

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100 days, 100 nights: Sensor network reveals telltale patterns in neighbourhood air quality

Black carbon, commonly known as soot, is a significant contributor to global warming and is strongly linked to adverse health outcomes. Produced by the incomplete combustion of fuels – emitted from large trucks, trains, and marine vessels – it is an air pollutant of particular concern to residents in urban …

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Closing the terahertz gap: Tiny laser is an important step toward new sensors

In a major step toward developing portable scanners that can rapidly measure molecules in pharmaceuticals or classify tissue in patients’ skin, researchers have created an imaging system that uses lasers small and efficient enough to fit on a microchip. The system emits and detects electromagnetic radiation at terahertz frequencies — …

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GAMBICA Index shows 2.8 per cent growth for 2018 – mixed performance across industry sectors

The GAMBICA Index is an indicator of the level of business for our Industrial Automation, Process Instrumentation & Control and Laboratory Technology sectors. It shows the levels of all 3 sectors individually and combined, using the 2012 data as a reference point. The combined GAMBICA Index shows a 2.8% growth …

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Element to host equipment and materials qualification technical conference

Element Materials Technology (Element) and the Equipment Qualification Services Alliance (EQSA) partners are hosting an equipment and materials qualification technical conference on September 18, 2019 at the University of Bristol. This free event will provide opportunities to discuss existing design and testing process improvements with experienced industry professionals and experts. …

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Three Counties Defence and Security Expo hailed a huge success

This year’s Three Counties Defence and Security Expo (3CDSE) has been hailed a huge success by industry leaders, large and small, and military personnel who attended. The two-day event, at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern was an opportunity to showcase the latest innovations for the Special Forces Defence Sector. …

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