Registering patents non-stop

Innovative products are essential to the success of a technology company. That’s why the Endress+Hauser Group has been paying special attention to the protection of intellectual property for two decades now. The most recent figures confirm the success of this initiative: 318 initial applications in 2019 and a portfolio of more …

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£6 million award to drive next-generation solar technology into new applications

Researchers at Swansea University, Imperial College London and the University of Oxford have launched a project to drive next-generation solar technology into new applications. The team have been awarded a £6 million Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) programme grant to advance organic and perovskite solar cells into applications …

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The role of workers in the robotics revolution

According to research by the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, almost a third of food processing operations already use robotics in their facilities. What’s more, half of those surveyed said they will increase their level of automation in the next three to five years. However, not every food manufacturer …

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RS Components reaches shortlist in National Diversity Awards 2020

RS Components (RS) has been shortlisted in the annual National Diversity Awards, which celebrate unity in our society by recognising positive role models who actively promote and inspire diversity and inclusion. RS is one of 12 finalists in the ‘Diverse Company’ category and has been recognised for building a culture where …

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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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