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BEKA bears all!

The Teddy Bear Line, a G scale garden railway in Bedfordshire, is continuing to run a normal service during the COVID-19 pandemic.  As part of ongoing engineering works, a dynamometer car has recently been commissioned which employs a BEKA BA338E rate totaliser to measure and display train speed and the distance …

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RS Components to host online event calling for greater diversity in UK engineering roles

RS Components (RS) has partnered with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) to host its second annual REflect event and National Day. The event, which will be hosted online this year, calls on engineering and technology companies and professional engineering institutions to take action to engage with under-represented groups of young …

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Small but powerful photosensors help wrap chocolate

In factories producing fast-moving consumer goods, automated packaging operations are the norm. Confectionery products are no exception; in high-volume production, manufacturers pack sealed bags of candy in cardboard cartons, which are in turn stacked for shrink- wrapping and palletisation. Packed cartons arrive for shrink-wrapping in uniform stacks. A wrapping machine …

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Back to the future: Improving the efficiency of our hydropower network

Hydropower is an extremely old source of energy, tracing its usage back to the watermills that were relied on by ancient civilisations. Here, Marek Lukaszczyk, European and Middle East marketing manager at global manufacturer of motors and drive technology WEG, explains how plant managers can make today’s hydropower smarter, more efficient, and reap …

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New application note: Using a MeasureReady M91 FastHall measurement controller with a QD PPMS and MultiVu software

A key benefit of the new Lake Shore MeasureReady M91 FastHall measurement controller is that it can be used with any type of magnet, including a superconducting magnet. One such magnet system is the Physical Property Measurement System (PPMS) from Quantum Design, which in addition to a superconducting magnet, consists …

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Automation data: the misunderstood strategic asset

On 30 July 2020, at 2pm BST, Sean Robinson, service leader at Industrial IT and automation provider Novotek UK and Ireland, will join GE Digital’s David Collard for the webinar Automation data: the misunderstood strategic asset. The webinar will provide meaningful insights about how manufacturers, engineers and plant managers can take advantage of modern automation solutions. Registration for the event is available here. Despite the importance of automation …

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Bluetooth inclinometers provide socially distanced measurement solution for machinery removals company

WYLER’s UK agent Bowers Group has provided D.Turner & Son with the WYLER BlueSYSTEM, a modular family of digital inclinometers perfect for machine alignment. Based in Middleton, Greater Manchester, D. Turner & Son specialises in the safe transportation of a diverse range of heavy machinery, plant and equipment throughout the UK and …

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Never settle for second best enclosures on outdoor electrical installations

The choice of enclosure should never be an afterthought, left to the end of the project or under-budgeted, especially in outdoor installations. Here Chris Lloyd, Managing Director of enclosure manufacturer Spelsberg UK explains why a suitable enclosure is important and outlines a strategic approach to enclosure selection. For outdoor electrical …

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STMicroelectronics enables innovative social-distancing applications with FlightSense time-of-flight proximity sensors

High-accuracy FlightSense proximity and ranging sensors from STMicroelectronics are helping prevent disease transmission in innovative products developed by customers in response to the global pandemic situation. Amsterdam-based startup Aura Aware is using ST’s FlightSense Time-of-Flight (ToF) technology in a smart distance-awareness portable device suitable for use at retail counters and check-in desks. …

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BERNSTEIN presents components for modern and individually adaptable workstations

Turning, hanging, positioning, sliding, tilting, rolling, height adjustment – BERNSTEIN solutions for ergonomically adaptable operator stations offer many options and make the almost impossible possible in individual customer applications. The Ergo.Slide from BERNSTEIN, for example, offers a simple and uncomplicated height adjustment of individual components of an operator station, e.g. …

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