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TruSail selects Ixthus Instrumentation for performance sailing systems measurement

TruSail is a UK-based performance sailing specialist and the name of a modular wireless sensing telemetry system that provides a unique scientific and measurable tool for racing sailboats. Used for expert training by elite sailors and coaches, typically competing at national, international and Olympic level, the system includes real-time measurement …

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New eBook highlights next-generation connectivity solutions for Industry 4.0

Mouser Electronics has announced a new eBook in collaboration with Molex that explores the exciting changes taking place in industrial automation. The new eBook,Connector & Antenna Solutions for Industry 4.0, features contributions from Molex and Mouser subject matter experts that cover some of the most important topics in industrial automation, including digital twinning, deep …

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QuadSAT to develop SOMAP compliant UAS antenna testing with ESA

QuadSAT, the drone-enabled antenna testing company, has announced its collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA) to develop its Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) testing solution to comply with industry-wide antenna performance protocol, SOMAP (Satellite Operators’ Minimum Antenna Performance requirements) and the type approval test requirements for other satellite operators. QuadSAT, with technical …

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Hanwell technology helps museum host top collection

Reliable environmental monitoring data gathered by wireless monitoring solutions from Hanwell Solutions proved invaluable for a charity museum looking to secure the Government Indemnity Scheme to insure an art collection borrowed from the Ben Uri Gallery. Paintings, from an exhibition on emigrants, selected by the curators at volunteer-run Bushey Museum …

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Potential Brexit outcomes put the construction and manufacturing sectors at risk

The UK’s impending exit from the EU is likely to be an epochal moment. Depending on the form of the exit, there could only be minor impacts, or there could be very severe economic consequences. Chief Economist at AMA Research and Barbour ABI, Tom Hall, assesses the impact of Brexit …

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BEKA field instruments can now be panel mounted

BEKA associates ‘G’ field mounting instruments in GRP enclosures can now be panel mounted following the introduction of the BA494G panel mounting kit. The kit allows the extensive range of BEKA loop powered indicators, rate totalisers, counters, timers and tachometers to be safely mounted in a panel enclosure. The IP66 …

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Chell Instruments celebrates three of the best

Despite economic uncertainty across the UK, North-Walsham based Chell Instruments are celebrating the three best years in their 40-year history. The manufacturers of gas pressure, vacuum and flow measurement devices have attributed their success to their innovative product range and the support of a new marketing agency. “We’ve been working …

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Protecting smart machines from smart attacks

Machines’ ability to learn by processing data gleaned from sensors underlies automated vehicles, medical devices and a host of other emerging technologies. But that learning ability leaves systems vulnerable to hackers in unexpected ways, researchers at Princeton University have found. In a series of recent papers, a research team has …

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Managing dust risks at quarries

In the following article, Josh Thomas from instrumentation specialist Ashtead Technology, discusses the risks associated with dust at quarries, and highlights the vital role of monitoring. Background Almost all quarrying operations have the potential to create dust. Control measures should therefore be established to prevent the generation of levels that …

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Flow measurement in F1 racing cars

High pressure flowmeters from Titan Enterprises have, over the last decade, been widely used in the hydraulic test systems of F1 racing cars to measure fluid flow. A high-performance engine company also uses Titan flow meters to monitor the oil flow lubricating its turbo units on the test bench. Formula 1 engines typically have no …

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