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Rittal’s IT rack supports world-leading Secure Edge Data Centre

The Secure Edge Data Centre (SEDC) is an all-in-one plug and play industrial data centre solution that is specifically designed to run in industrial environments, bringing enterprise-grade IT capacity closer to the point of data collection and machine control. Developed in partnership by Rittal, Hewlett Packard Enterprises and ABB, the …

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Prima strengthens engineering capabilities via comprehensive new apprenticeship scheme

In order to cultivate young technology-motivated talent, Cambridgeshire-based contract manufacturer Prima Electronic Services has established a multi-faceted apprentice program. Working in conjunction with Cambridge Regional College, this program is designed to give participants a solid foundation in manufacturing-based engineering. The initial apprentice intake at Prima’s St Ives plant began back …

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Cable seal manufacturer Roxtec UK appoints new marine and offshore manager

Pipe and cable safety seal manufacturer Roxtec UK has moved to increase its presence in Britain’s maritime sector with the appointment of a new marine and offshore manager. Mark Whelan joins the Swedish-owned company having spent 10 years at another international manufacturer, most recently as a project manager for naval …

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UK manufacturing most attacked industry as cyber criminals continue to innovate and automate attacks

Cyber criminals are evolving their tradecraft with new innovations and increasingly automating their attacks, according to the 2020 Global Threat Intelligence Report (GTIR) launched today by NTT, a world-leading global technology services provider. In the UK and Ireland, Manufacturing became the most attacked sector representing almost a third of all …

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RS Components teams up with Nordic Semiconductor and Cadent on new design challenge to combat isolation

RS Components (RS) has joined forces with Nordic Semiconductor and the UK’s largest gas network operator, Cadent, to launch a global ‘Connect the Community’ competition calling for practical examples of how technology could transform the lives of people in isolation. Using their extensive network of customers and stakeholders, the three …

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RS Components and BARTH Elektronik unveil People Counter maker project to help social distancing efforts

RS Components (RS) has joined forces with miniature PLC manufacturer BARTH Elektronik to develop a simple maker project that aids social distancing in the effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The project, called ‘People Counter’, can be assembled in less than an hour and records the number of people …

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On a drive for condition monitoring

Mitsubishi Electric has collaborated with their e-F@ctory Alliance Partner Schaeffler sensor technology to offer two Smart Condition Monitoring (SCM) solutions – one based on an integrated PLC solution and the other using the intelligent functions of the 800 Series Variable Speed Drives. From a predictive maintenance perspective there is little …

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MTS Board appoints Randy Martinez interim CEO

MTS has announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously elected Randy J. Martinez as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, effective May 23, 2020. Mr. Martinez, a seasoned executive who has served as an independent director on the Company’s Board since March 2014, will succeed Dr. Jeffrey A. Graves, …

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Bridgelux develops a new metric to quantify the naturalness of light

Bridgelux has announced development of a new metric to enable objective comparisons of light sources to natural light.  With the growing market interest in human-centric lighting, the question of “naturalness” of light source spectra is becoming a frequently asked question.  Standard lighting quality metrics such as CRI and TM-30 do …

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New Calibration Education Hub offers more than 500 free resources

Fluke Calibration has published The Calibration Education Hub web page that provides improved click-through access to more than 500 free Fluke Calibration educational resources including application notes, blog posts, webinars, and videos. The hub is organised into three sections: 1) Popular or New, 2) The Basics, and 3) All Resources. …

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