Tag Archives: coronavirus

Adapting in the face of COVID-19

Since the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the global COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic in March 2020, the world’s response has changed the face of industry. Industrial businesses reacted in numerous ways, and there are lessons to be learned by looking at these responses. Here, George Walker, managing director of Novotek UK and Ireland, …

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Casella supports those returning to work with environmental hazard monitoring equipment upgrades

Workers or employees worldwide are returning to workplaces that are very different to the ones they left when lockdown started. The effect that Covid-19 has had on industry is only just beginning to become fully understood, but companies are prioritising the introduction of social distancing and new hygiene measures, remote …

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FLIR Systems launches FLIR Screen-EST Software to improve skin temperature screening for COVID-19

FLIR Systems today announced the FLIR Screen-EST software for FLIR T-Series, Exx-Series, and A-Series thermal imaging cameras. The software provides automatic measurement tools that perform elevated skin temperature screenings of individuals in two seconds or less at entries, checkpoints, and other high-traffic areas while maintaining recommended social distancing guidelines. “Governments and businesses …

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Manufacturing resilience during the coronavirus pandemic

How do you keep a factory running during the COVID-19 crisis? The main problem isn’t social distancing necessarily, but keeping workers motivated during the slowdown. That’s according to new research by money.co.uk, which spoke to 25 business leaders from the manufacturing industry to gain insights into how coronavirus has affected them. …

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ifm electronic gets a handle on the virus

To help with the worldwide efforts to bring the Covid-19 coronavirus under control, ifm electronic has used the skills and expertise of its development team – which usually works on the company’s world-leading industrial sensors – to devise a novel door handle adaptor that reduces the risk of virus transmission. The adaptor …

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Sensors help make N95 masks in fight against COVID-19

Reliability is essential in automated production, and nowhere more than in the hard-pressed healthcare supply sector. At the time of the global COVID-19 crisis, OEM equipment builders rushed to increase capacity for producing personal protective equipment (PPE). Manufacturers of N95 face masks, a high-volume item of PPE, faced unprecedented demand …

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Social distancing sensors for the factory floor

ProGlove is responding to customers’ needs in manufacturing, distribution and logistics for a smart solution to help workers maintain proper social distance. Leveraging its MARK family of wearable barcode scanners and ProGlove Connect app for Android, ProGlove announces today a product upgrade that activates proximity sensing for frontline workers. With …

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RS Components teams up with Nordic Semiconductor and Cadent on new design challenge to combat isolation

RS Components (RS) has joined forces with Nordic Semiconductor and the UK’s largest gas network operator, Cadent, to launch a global ‘Connect the Community’ competition calling for practical examples of how technology could transform the lives of people in isolation. Using their extensive network of customers and stakeholders, the three …

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RS Components and BARTH Elektronik unveil People Counter maker project to help social distancing efforts

RS Components (RS) has joined forces with miniature PLC manufacturer BARTH Elektronik to develop a simple maker project that aids social distancing in the effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The project, called ‘People Counter’, can be assembled in less than an hour and records the number of people …

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Control units for respirators: RAFI ramps up production

HMI specialist RAFI has been producing capacitive control units for the HAMILTON-C6 mobile respirator station from Swiss medical technology manufacturer Hamilton Medical for around four years. This company, which has specialised since 1983 in the development of intensive respirator systems, ranks among the leading suppliers of intelligent high-end devices. Currently, …

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