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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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Bureau Veritas launches new ‘return to work’ service to help businesses restart post-lockdown operations

As businesses plan their return to work following months of coronavirus restrictions, Bureau Veritas has launched a new service to help firms meet the robust health and safety standards required to safely restart their operations. It comes as the UK government prepares to end the coronavirus lockdown by drawing up …

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Tended launches social distancing technology to help businesses get back up and running during COVID-19 outbreak

Safety tech company Tended has launched a wearable with social distancing technology. Through a range of proprietary social distancing solutions, including IoT hardware, AI and reporting tools, Tended aims to accelerate the transition back to safe working across a range of industries, rolling its wearable out to those working in …

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Smart patrol robots built with Advantech’s UNO-2484G edge gateway deployed to fight coronavirus

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, Shenhao Technology Co has deployed smart robots that use Advantech technology to monitor body temperature and conduct identity detection in schools, banks, and other public places. Shenhao, a leading provider of IoT products and solutions aimed at smart city applications, offers a smart patrol robot …

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NMITE rallies resources to support COVID-19 response

New Model Institute for Technology and Engineering (NMITE) has converted its administration offices at Gardner Hall, Hereford into a makeshift factory producing vitally needed PPE items for both NHS acute hospitals and local care homes. Operated 24/7 by NMITE staff, the factory has so far manufactured over 500 and delivered …

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