Millbrook celebrates its 50th anniversary

In 2020, Millbrook celebrates 50 years since its Bedfordshire Proving Ground opened. The company marks this golden anniversary by speaking to its alumni and launching a brand new website, despite postponing a full scale celebration. With the help and determination of everyone involved, Millbrook’s operations remain ‘COVID-secure’. It is continuing …

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FLIR launches VP50-2 Non-Contact Voltage Detector for commercial, residential, and industrial electrical applications

FLIR Systems today announce the FLIR VP50-2 Non-Contact Voltage Detector and Flashlight with three alarm types for safer, easier field-troubleshooting and verification of electrical installations. The VP50-2 is designed for  professionals who service electrical equipment in residential, commercial, and industrial facilities to reliably check whether an AC circuit is live …

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Creating a Standard Light Source for improved temperature measurements on gas turbines

Scientists at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), in collaboration with Sensor Coating Systems (SCS) have successfully developed a standard light source (SLS) for verification of a temperature mapping device. Sensor Coating Systems, looking to reduce the temperature measurement uncertainties of their thermal history technology, approached NPL for help. Their technology consists …

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Roxtec supplies whiskey maker Irish Distillers with cable safety seals for warehouse expansion project

Bury-based manufacturer Roxtec has supplied a package of innovative cable sealing solutions to Irish Distillers Group to support an expansion of the company’s warehousing facilities. Ronan Mills, Roxtec Market Manager for Ireland, said the firm’s products were chosen to provide watertight and fireproof seals at cable entry points to the …

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Digitizers used for intelligent road-radar to detect wild animals

Every two minutes there is an accident caused by wildlife on German roads at a cost to the insurance industry of more than 600 million euros in 2015 alone. To address this, the Universities of Applied Sciences of Ulm and Heilbronn along with industrial partners have created “SALUS”. With a …

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Enterprise contact tracing platform launched to protect workers and minimise business downtime

As millions of people across the globe return to work, safety remains a top concern for workers and businesses alike. However, a single case of COVID-19 can potentially close an entire facility and require decontamination before operations can restart. To protect workers and aid productivity; today, Ubisense, a global provider …

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Curtiss-Wright selected by KAI to provide complete data acquisition system solution for fighter aircraft

Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division, a trusted leading supplier of flight test instrumentation (FTI) system solutions, today announced that it was awarded a contract by Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) to provide a complete data acquisition system (DAS) for use in flight-test campaigns for the new 5th generation Korean Fighter eXperimental (KF-X) multirole fighter aircraft. Under …

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icom.plus module enables predictive maintenance with flexible data integration for high IT security

Being able to predict and plan maintenance is the goal pursued by igus with its smart plastics solutions. Intelligent sensors, for example, measure the wear of energy chains, chainflex cables, slewing rings and linear guides. With the new icom.plus communication module, the customer can now decide in which form they …

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AES Precision ensures high quality components with Trimos height gauge

Precision turned parts manufacturer AES Precision has invested in a Trimos V5 height gauge from Bowers Group to ensure quality of components used in the medical, defence, aerospace, automotive and electronics industries. Based in Ashford, Kent, AES Precision produce complex, high precision components used by some of the largest manufacturing and …

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