How has 2020 reshaped manufacturing?

At the outset of 2020, none would have predicted the course that the year would take due to COVID-19. The global pandemic, and the response to it, upended many manufacturing businesses and fundamentally shifted what plant operations look like. Here, Stephen Hayes, managing director of automation technology specialist Beckhoff UK, …

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Farnell delivers new custom enclosures from Multicomp Pro

Farnell, an Avnet Company and global distributor of electronic components, products and solutions, is now offering fully customisable high-end IP67 electronics enclosure solutions from its private label brand Multicomp Pro. Using a unique and intuitive online tool available on Farnell’s website, customers can now create a custom enclosure in minutes, …

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Taking on the challenge of unmonitored concrete assets

Most bridges are constructed using steel rebar reinforced concrete, many of these structures use cathodic protection (CP) systems to keep the vital steel reinforcement from corroding. Here, Gary Bradshaw, director of remote monitoring specialist Omniflex, discusses the problems inherent to CP system monitoring, and describes the modern approaches that make …

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New industry research project to improve water management

TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory today launches a Joint Industry Project (JIP) to help the water industry increase the accuracy of abstraction and leakage reporting. The accuracy of large diameter flow meters is vital to manage water resources and optimise the water network, yet there is a knowledge gap regarding …

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New swarm testing capability to accelerate ADAS and autonomous vehicle development

Leading automotive test system supplier AB Dynamics has showcased its unique capability to replicate simulated swarm tests quickly and accurately in the real world and vice-versa. By using a common toolchain, complex scenario testing can be transferred from one environment to the other with centimetre accuracy. This enables the testing …

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Variohm Holdings acquires temperature monitoring, protection and sensing specialist Limitor Solutions

Variohm Holdings has further advanced its strategic plans to expand both product portfolio and manufacturing competency with the acquisition of the German/Hungarian temperature control component manufacturer Limitor Solutions. With its main 2,700 m2 manufacturing site based in Pecs – Hungary and headquarters and warehousing facilities in Urbach near Stuttgart – …

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Schaeffler takes standardised electrical design into new markets with EPLAN

Schaeffler Sondermaschinenbau is standardising electrical designs across its numerous locations – with the help of EPLAN software. The company has 1,700 employees across 13 locations, making it one of the major players in the machine building sector. Until now, however, it has had just one major customer – the rest …

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ABB to deliver major efficiencies for 630MW power plant in Mugla, Turkey

ABB has signed a contract with Yatagan Termik Santrali Enerji Uretim A.S., one of the biggest independent power producers in Turkey. ABB will provide critical integrated control, cyber security and automation technology to Yatagan Power Plant located at Mugla site, which produces 630MW of power to homes and businesses in …

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A new magazine featuring the latest in Cryogenics white papers, publications, research, case studies and new products

Quantum Design UK and Ireland (QDUKI) has launched a new 40 page bumper magazine with information about new products, publications and white papers that have been produced using products that the company offers. With the recent addition of Janis Research products through QDUKI’s partners, Lake Shore Cryotronics, the company has …

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Quantum Design UK and Ireland and the MTIF enter into a Partnership Agreement

Quantum Design, UK and Ireland (QD) and Medical Technologies Innovation Facility (MTIF) have entered into a partnership agreement affording customers the ability to view and utilise the JA Woollam IR VASE II Spectroscopic Ellipsometer. Indeed, this is only one of two such instruments in the UK and the only one …

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