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Automation could deliver time savings of up to 25 per cent says new study

The European 4.0 Transformation Center (E4TC) at Aachen University in Germany has investigated the strategic digitisation of design and control engineering and the technical layout of machines and plant systems. The study (which can be downloaded free of charge at discover.eplan.co.uk/engineering-4.0), evaluates the use of CAE software (such as the one …

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Yokogawa acquires Danish startup Grazper Technologies

Yokogawa has completed the acquisition of all shares in Denmark-based Grazper Technologies ApS. Grazper has developed advanced artificial intelligence (AI) technologies for analysing images, and Yokogawa aims to leverage these technologies within its various existing businesses and to develop new industrial AI solutions. Recent advances in deep learning and related …

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MTS awarded seismic simulation project for China’s National Facility for Earthquake Engineering Simulation

MTS Systems Corporation has been awarded the largest single order in its 54-year history, valued at over $70 million, to design, manufacture and install two of the world’s largest, and most advanced seismic simulation systems at Tianjin University, one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in China. The project …

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ION Science hosts service training for Norwegian distributor

ION Science recently held a two-day service training course for representatives from Norwegian distributor, Vestteknikk AS, at its state-of-the-art facility in Cambridgeshire, UK. Led by ION Science’s Technical Support Specialist and Trainer, Marcus Wadey-Leblond, the service training provided Vestteknikk’s Joar Nicolaysen and Kenneth Andre Rishaug with a comprehensive learning experience …

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AMETEK Land releases technology to help contain threat of COVID-19

AMETEK Land has released a fever screening thermal imaging system designed for highly accurate human body temperature measurement, which could play a fundamental role in helping to contain the spread of COVID-19. The vIRalert 2 fixed thermal imaging system provides an accurate and remote surface measurement of body temperature, automatically …

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Making IIoT and smart technology happen

Applying new technology to a physical process or manufacturing system is an essential part of progress, however the practical side of implementing the latest Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Smart Technology solutions is bringing its own unique challenges. That in turn is leading to new automation solutions. Chris Evans, marketing …

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How much is an hour of downtime costing you?

According to Oneserve, faulty machinery costs UK manufacturing three per cent of all working days, for an annual average of £31,000 per company. The report also states that three quarters of UK manufacturers outsource equipment maintenance, with each business spending £120,000 a year on average. Lost business and maintenance costs are …

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Renesas upgrades industrial network to the next stage

Industrial networks are part of the technologies used in factory automation. As a chip manufacturer, Renesas sees CC-Link IE TSN as a key factor in the industry’s progress because the network enables temporal precision, ensuring secure transmission within a given period of time, and mixed implementation with other communication protocols. …

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How do you power billions of sensors?

Interconnected healthcare and many other future applications will require internet connectivity between billions of sensors. The devices that will enable these applications must be small, flexible, reliable, and environmentally sustainable. Researchers must develop new tools beyond batteries to power these devices, because continually replacing batteries is difficult and expensive. In …

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Laser triangulation sensors measure lateral position of rail bogie wheels relative to the track in groundbreaking ActiWheel project

Laser triangulation sensors from Micro-Epsilon are being used to measure the lateral position of rail bogie wheels relative to the rail head in a groundbreaking rail traction technology project by Derby-based company, SET Limited. ActiWheel is an innovative traction system that uses artificial intelligence to guide trains along the tracks, …

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