Ultrasonic sensors excel in a meat bin wash-line

A meat-processing plant uses Contrinex’s ultrasonic sensors for non-contact presence checking to increase productivity and eliminate breakdowns when washing empty meat bins. A single ultrasonic sensor, mounted above the conveyor on which the bins travel, checks for meat residues, rejecting any contaminated bins before the automated wash station. Old, contact-based systems …

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Air quality addressed by media ‘Eco’ event

One of the UK’s media organisations recently organised an environmental day near London in which a range of experts were invited to give presentations on key themes such as climate change, recycling, tree planting, sustainable construction and air quality. Air quality consultant Jim Mills provided an overview of the current …

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Smiths Interconnect acquires Reflex Photonics to expand into high speed data transmission market 

Smiths Interconnect, a leading provider of technically differentiated electronic components, subsystems, microwave and radio frequency products, has completed the acquisition of Reflex Photonics. Founded in 2002 in Montreal, Canada, Reflex is a recognised global leader in rugged high-reliability optical transceiver modules for space, defence, aerospace, and industrial applications.  Reflex optical …

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IT rack impresses with its simple effectiveness

Here, Clive Partridge, Rittal technical manager, IT Infrastructure, highlights the benefits of Rittal’s TS IT rack and why it is a cost-effective way to respond to the changing requirements of the IT environment. “If I was to highlight what I believe to be the key attributes of an ideal IT rack, …

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Kontron CEO considers five technology trends for 2020

Hannes Niederhauser, CEO at Kontron and Chairman of the Management Board of the S&T Group, considers five technology trends to be the defining themes for the industry in 2020, including edge computing, real-time networks including 5G, new standards for embedded platforms, cyber security and artificial intelligence. Niederhauser is convinced that …

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Embedded vision: MVTec exhibits solutions at embedded world

MVTec Software will be presenting its entire range of machine vision solutions at embedded world in Nuremberg. In particular, MVTec will focus on speed, robustness, and hardware compatibility for applications in all industrial sectors. Visitors to booth 203 in hall 4 will be able to take a first-hand look at the features …

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Kyocera launches world’s first gyro-based carbohydrate monitoring system

Kyocera has launched the world’s first monitoring system for the precise measurement of carbohydrate metabolism. Thanks to gyro sensors, the tracker is also suitable for the lifestyle and wellness area. Commercial availability in Japan is planned for this year. Smart, innovative and intuitive To determine the user’s carbohydrate balance, the …

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Bürkert delivers savings and efficiency for new life science facility

Creating a new hygienic production facility that includes ATEX zone 1 areas is a complex task, especially when the facility will need over 1,400 control valves. Hygienic process systems specialist Briggs of Burton PLC called in Bürkert to help deliver a large-scale manufacturing facility for a Life Sciences company Purolite. …

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TE Connectivity named among ‘World’s Most Admired Companies’ by FORTUNE

TE Connectivity has been named to FORTUNE magazine’s List of the World’s Most Admired Companies for the third year in a row. The annual survey, conducted by FORTUNE and Korn Ferry, is given to top executives, directors and financial analysts to identify the companies that enjoy the strongest reputations among their peers and …

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Technology underpins Breathe London SMART 50 Award

The Breathe London project has been announced as the winner of a SMART 50 Award by Smart Cities Connect, within the Digital Transformation category. Created to better understand Londoners’ exposure to air pollution, Breathe London combines state-of-the-art technology with new data analytics, delivering real-time air quality data at a hyperlocal …

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