Contrinex extended distance inductives are ‘Hot Stuff’ on PCB soldering oven

During the manufacture of computer motherboards, a soldering reflow oven is used to secure components in place on  the PCBs. Following assembly, boards are conveyed into a reflow oven, where the temperature increases progressively to achieve a predetermined thermal profile, melting the solder paste on the boards. As each PCB …

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Schaeffler OPTIME wins Industry 4.0 Innovation Award

The Schaeffler OPTIME condition monitoring system was only presented to the market just a few months ago and now has won the Industry 4.0 Innovation-Award. This confirms the automotive and industrial supplier’s ambition to shape progress that moves the world. VDE Verlag is presenting the award for the fifth time …

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Rugged Connectivity: Lessons learned from high-end racing

To mark the 36th America’s Cup World Series (ACWS) Race in Auckland, New Zealand, December 17-19, 2020, Stuart Doe, head of Active Solutions at Fischer Connectors, explains how top competitors take Big Data and the Internet of (Boating) Things to the high seas in their quest for the America’s Cup. …

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STMicroelectronics Partners with Schneider Electric on carbon neutrality and co-development of energy-efficient solutions

STMicroelectronics has selected Schneider Electric as a strategic partner to support its goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2027. Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, will support ST in this next stage of its ongoing efforts to reduce its global environmental footprint. The …

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Getting a feel for it

Sony’s PlayStation 5 features the DualSense controller, making it the latest innovation in gaming. Offering a more immersive experience, the controller’s adaptive triggers allow players to feel the game. This technology, known as haptic feedback, communicates a sense of feeling to its users, which can be useful in many applications. …

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Global element14 community unites to fight COVID-19

element14, an Avnet community, has seen its global membership of engineers and makers rise to the challenge to stay safe and support their friends, family and local first responders during the pandemic. The element14 Community’s focus has been on encouraging innovation to create germ-fighting solutions, providing 3D printers to produce …

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Renishaw hosts #Girls4Engineering virtual event to help diversify the sector

To give students and their parents/guardians the opportunity to find out more about careers in engineering, global engineering technologies company, Renishaw, is hosting a #Girls4Engineering virtual event on December 16th. The one hour webinar, aimed at students in secondary school and above, will include an introduction to Renishaw and potential …

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Electrocomponents reaches agreement to acquire Synovos

Electrocomponents has announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Synovos, a leading player in integrated supply solutions in the Americas, for a total consideration of $145 million on a debt-free, cash-free basis. The Synovos acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions, including US anti-trust, and is expected to …

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Industrial enclosure air cooling solutions vs liquid cooling solutions

Almost without exception, industrial environments are hostile spaces for electrical equipment; their components don’t react well to high levels of moisture, dust, and heat in the atmosphere. This sensitivity, in turn, affects plant efficiency and will ultimately lower output and profitability. But moisture, dust and heat don’t need to be …

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AS200706 Bridge Amplifier with Linearity Correction

The AS200706 is a small compact board for 3-wire systems providing a 4mA – 20mA current output with adjustable linearity correction. The unit has individual multi-turn potentiometers for the precise setting of Zero, Span and Linearity without the need of a computer. This unit is also available with mid. zero …

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