AMV inventor reveals US HQ plans

Inspekto is one step closer to having a strong presence on US soil upon striking up a partnership with the Michigan Israel Business Accelerator. After successfully setting up its European HQ in Heilbronn, Germany, the Israeli start-up is putting a major focus on its US operations so that it can …

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Detecting elevated body temperature using thermal imaging

FLIR Systems has reported on how its thermal cameras have a long history of being used in public spaces as an effective frontline screening tool to non-invasively measure skin surface temperature and identify individuals with Elevated Body Temperature (EBT). In light of the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, society is deeply …

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High demand for image processing systems in the medical sector

Health has become the dominant topic worldwide. Research and development to protect the physical well-being of each individual as well as the entire population have an unprecedented significance. More than ever, laboratories and pharmaceutical companies are striving to accelerate their processes, for example by increasing the throughput of tests or …

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Sensors ensure labels are aligned on boxes of bagged sweets

During high-volume production of confectionery, sealed cartons of bagged candy travel by conveyor to a labelling station. Contrinex’s RGB light-based photoelectric contrast sensor checks the label’s alignment and confirms the presence of print registration markings. If a label is blank, illegible or wrongly positioned, the carton is diverted to a …

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Nanosensor can alert a smartphone when plants are stressed

MIT engineers have developed a way to closely track how plants respond to stresses such as injury, infection, and light damage, using sensors made of carbon nanotubes. These sensors can be embedded in plant leaves, where they report on hydrogen peroxide signaling waves. Plants use hydrogen peroxide to communicate within …

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Renesas creates open-source ventilator system reference design to fight COVID-19

Renesas Electronics today introduced a new open-source ventilator system reference design that customers can use to swiftly design ready-to-assemble boards for medical ventilators. Many regions are experiencing a critical shortage of ventilators as COVID-19 infections continue to rise and hospital demand exceeds supply. “Renesas’ engineers have created a ventilator system …

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UK companies tackle the challenge of large scale COVID-19 testing

Ziath manufactures instruments for tracking large numbers of scientific sample tubes. Based near Granta Park Research Campus, just outside Cambridge UK, this small business is now gearing up to produce its tube readers faster than ever before. That’s because Ziath tube scanners are a critical part of the procedure for …

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Omron MOSFET relay minimises leakage for maximum test accuracy

In a world first for semiconductor and other test equipment, Omron Electronic Components Europe has created a MOSFET relay module that minimised leakage current. With a unique T- circuit structure, the Omron G3VM-21MT offers an exceptionally low leakage current of just 1pA (pico-Amp) or less, giving accurate measurements in all …

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RS Components and Allied Electronics & Automation pledge practical support for wider distribution sector to tackle the impact of COVID-19

RS Components (RS) and Allied Electronics & Automation (Allied) the trading brands of Electrocomponents, have pledged support for distributors worldwide, reaching out to the supply chain to offer practical assistance with fulfilment as shipping channels come under increasing strain due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Electrocomponents has published a COVID-19 action plan, summarising …

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RittalXpress facilitates fast, flexible IT infrastructure upgrades – making it as easy as A,B,C

As ever-more demands are place on our IT systems, so there is a pressing need for upgrading existing infrastructure and for these installations to be done in the shortest possible time to allow businesses to remain competitive. Customers are increasingly demanding racks that can accommodate the future requirements of server …

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