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DORIS Group, AVEVA and Schneider Electric join forces to address digital transformational challenges for upstream oil and gas sector

DORIS Group, Schneider Electric and AVEVA have agreed to develop a strategic partnership to deliver Digital Twin technology for the upstream oil and gas markets. These new solutions will support the goals of oil & gas organisations to improve asset performance, increase sustainability and maximise return on capital on projects. The three …

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STMicroelectronics makes acquisitions to further strengthen the wireless connectivity capabilities of STM32 microcontrollers

STMicroelectronics has signed two M&A agreements related to the acquisitions of the entire share capital of Ultra Wide Band specialist BeSpoon and of the cellular IoT connectivity assets of Riot Micro. After closing of the two transactions, subject to customary regulatory approvals, ST will further strengthen its offer for wireless connectivity …

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High-pressure rated Inductives keep packing a riveting punch

Automotive technicians assembling prototype vehicle bodies during pre-production use manual punch-riveting tools to join individual sheet-metal parts. Several thousand joints are required per vehicle, and tools must be compact since space is often limited. Bad joints, which are very costly to repair, can occur if the technician does not set …

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Let’s not get lost on the road to Net Zero

As the world stands at a climate change crossroad, the only possible route to follow appears to be towards Net Zero. But this doesn’t mean the path is without its bumps. Here, Mats W Lundberg, sustainable business manager at Sandvik Materials Technology, investigates our actions. Global sustainability goals demonstrate a …

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Bringing the edge and cloud together

Data is at the heart of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Smart Manufacturing. By setting up suitable platforms to collect and analyse data, it is possible to gain in-depth, unique insights into manufacturing processes that can lead to their optimisation. The most effective setup combines edge and cloud-based …

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CC-Link IE networking helps biomass plant automation at a different kind of dairy farm

Maximising the use of agricultural by-products to reduce waste and improve sustainability has several positives; including reducing a business’ environmental impact and maximising an important profit opportunity. This is why Italian farm Roana has invested in a biomass plant that utilises livestock manure and other organic waste to generate energy. …

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A matter of supply chain preference

Implementing an ERP/MRP system should be high on the supply chain priorities list of smaller businesses – that is, if they wish to become ‘preferred suppliers’, as Karl Lauri, managing team member at MRPeasy, explains COVID-19 has accentuated problems and accelerated change in a global supply chain environment already under …

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RS Components sponsors University of Strathclyde team in European initiative to develop technology solutions for life in space

RS Components (RS) is sponsoring the PowerHab team from the University of Strathclyde as part of IGLUNA 2020, a pan-European initiative bringing together multidisciplinary students from across the globe in a collaboration to build solutions for a theoretical space habitat. Coordinated by the Swiss Space Center, and now in its second year, IGLUNA …

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New Training Video – Lower Cost Alternative to Flameproof Indicators

BEKA associates have created a short video that explains the benefits of the New BEKA Ex eb indicator over Ex d. https://www.beka.co.uk/video/vdo_0120.mp4 For more information take a look at the application guide or product details or contact sales@beka.co.uk, or call +44 (0) 1462 438301.

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Three innovative approaches to obsolescence management

Evidence shows that components obsolescence is increasing rapidly. According to recent research by IHS Technology, in the year 2000 alone, component manufacturers issued 1,164 end-of-life (EOL) or product discontinuance notices, and the figure spiked to 5,506 by 2014. Though IHS forecasts that the number of such notices is going to decline, …

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