Awair’s Glow C air quality monitor entrusts Sensirion’s environmental sensors

Awair is using Sensirion’s environmental sensors in their Glow C indoor air quality monitor. Awareness of the importance of good air quality in our living and working environments is becoming increasingly important to individuals and governments. People spend 90% of their time indoors, where concentrations of gaseous pollutants are significantly …

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Make UK partners with Next Gen Makers to inspire young engineers

Make UK, the manufacturers’ organisation, has partnered with Next Gen Makers in order to help manufacturers to attract, recruit and inspire more young engineers, into the sector. The move will see Make UK become the headline sponsor of the Birmingham region of the Next Gen Makers Engineering Careers Prospectus 2020, …

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Manufacturers turn to ‘outsourcing’ to combat economic uncertainty

An increasing number of manufacturers are looking to mitigate their risk by choosing to use strategic outsourcing according to one industry boss. Tony Hague, CEO of PP Control & Automation, believes recent uncertainty, Brexit and global trade wars are making firms reassess how they balance short-term term pain with the …

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A wearable gas sensor for health and environmental monitoring

A highly sensitive, wearable gas sensor for environmental and human health monitoring may soon become commercially available, according to researchers at Penn State and Northeastern University. The sensor device is an improvement on existing wearable sensors because it uses a self-heating mechanism that enhances sensitivity. It allows for quick recovery …

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Long-distance inductive sensors ensure fast and reliable assembly of automotive stereos

A plastics manufacturer tests batches of control knobs for in-car audio systems before shipment to automotive assembly plants. Each knob contains a small metal washer that can occasionally become dislodged and therefore a custom-built testing machine tests that they are present. Contrinex long-distance inductive sensors, positioned directly below a tray …

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Envirosuite set to acquire EMS Brüel & Kjær Holdings

Australian environmental management technology firm Envirosuite Limited today announced it will acquire EMS Brüel & Kjær (EMS), a noise and vibration monitoring technology company, combining to create a global leader in environmental technology. EVS and EMS are both innovators globally in their respective fields with complimentary capabilities across air, odour, …

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New alternative to Ex d 4-20mA loop powered indicators

BEKA are pleased to announce a new lower cost alternative to Ex d indicators. A field mounting indicator that can be installed in Zone 1, 2, 21 or 22 without a barrier or isolator. An innovative design that employs multiple explosion protection concepts while maintaining the depth of features of existing …

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IGE Consulting uses Ion Science TigerLT instrument for risk assessments of on-site contamination

Geo-environmental consultancy, IGE Consulting, is using a TigerLT handheld photoionisation detector (PID) from Ion Science to provide comprehensive risk assessments of on-site contamination. Supplied by UK-based distributor, Shawcity, the instrument was chosen for its flexible lamp design options that target different ranges and types of gases, and is monitoring potentially dangerous volatile …

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KROHNE appoints new advisory board chairman and new executive board

The KROHNE Group has appointed a new Chairman of the Advisory Board and has changed Executive Board. The changes herald a generational change in the family-run company and ensure that the KROHNE Group will continue to be successfully positioned to meet the challenges of the market in the future. After …

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Rotork electric and pneumatic actuators chosen to deliver fresh water to German towns

Rotork electric and pneumatic actuators have been installed to help deliver fresh drinking water to neighbourhoods in Germany. Stadtwerke Lohr am Main has been supplied with 39 GT pneumatic piston actuators and 13 CK modular electric actuators to be used at two municipal water works which supply the town of …

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