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Capacitive sensors measure thermal expansion under extreme conditions

Non-contact capacitive displacement sensors from Micro-Epsilon are being used to measure the thermal expansion of star sensor carriers under extreme conditions. The star sensor measuring platform was developed by German company KRP Mechatec in cooperation with Micro-Epsilon. Star sensors are optical measuring instruments based on CCD elements or other optical …

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Mouser Electronics delivers winning combinations for customers from Renesas and IDT

Mouser Electronics is excited to offer “winning combinations” from Renesas Electronics and IDT, a Renesas Company, following successful completion of Renesas’ acquisition of IDT on March 29, 2019. Renesas and IDT offer complementary product portfolios that come together to create a wide range of comprehensive solutions. These winning combinations capture and highlight the …

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Low-bandwidth radar technology provides improved detection of objects

Radar technologies were originally designed to identify and track airborne military targets. Today they’re more often used to detect motor vehicles, weather formations and geological terrain. Until now, scientists have believed that radar accuracy and resolution are related to the range of frequencies or radio bandwidth used by the devices. …

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Testing radiation resistance without using a nuclear reactor

The University of Huddersfield’s combined electron microscope and ion beam accelerator is a world-class facility responsible for a large and growing global network of research collaborations.  One of the latest is a partnership with Brazil’s leading university and the scientific significance of this link and how it could help ensure …

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BAE Systems honours Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions with a Supplier of the Year award

Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division, a trusted leading supplier of rugged COTS-based signal processing modules, has announced it received a BAE Systems Partner 2 Win Supplier of the Year Award for Subcontractor of the Year, based on exceptional performance and contributions to supply chain success in 2018 for BAE Systems’ Electronic Systems …

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TUV SUD NEL invests £1.45 million in large capacity test separator

TUV SUD NEL, the flow measurement R&D specialist, has invested £1.45million in one of the world’s largest gravity test separators, as part of the build programme for its new Advanced Multiphase Facility (AMF). The new separator will test both multiphase and wet gas flows (oil, water and gas) and will ensure sufficient …

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SensoPart celebrates jubilee year with extensive programme of events

Sensor manufacturer SensoPart is celebrating its 25th anniversary on 5 April. The jubilee year will be celebrated in style with multiple events organised for employees, customers, partners and members of the public. “We gauge ourselves not by what is possible today, but by our vision of what can be achieved” …

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ABB launches UK-wide variable speed drives hire fleet

Users of low voltage variable speed drives (VSD) can now keep processes running, test new applications or prove predicted energy savings before purchase, through a leasing program provided by the ABB authorised value provider network. ABB has invested significantly in the rollout of a variable speed drive hire fleet across …

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Novel sensor system improves reliability of high-temperature humidity measurements

A new sensor system developed in Saarbrücken, Germany can not only carefully control drying processes in industrial ovens, but can deliver reliable air humidity measurements even at high temperatures and in the presence of other background vapours. Professor Andreas Schütze, project manager Tilman Sauerwald and their research team at Saarland …

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New technique reduces time-lag between component manufacture and checking precision on CMM

Research findings described in a new article by University of Huddersfield scientists will enable engineering firms to make major gains in productivity and efficiency by reducing the often-considerable time-lag between the manufacture of components and checking their precision on a Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM). To ensure complete accuracy, CMMs are housed …

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