Tag Archives: covid19

Sustaining the new normal

Post COVID-19 predictions can paint a bleak picture for the future of manufacturing. There is no denying that this pandemic has changed the state of industry, but the impact of the crisis has not been all negative. Here, Martyn Williams, managing director at COPA-DATA UK examines how manufacturers can positively …

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STMicroelectronics enables innovative social-distancing applications with FlightSense time-of-flight proximity sensors

High-accuracy FlightSense proximity and ranging sensors from STMicroelectronics are helping prevent disease transmission in innovative products developed by customers in response to the global pandemic situation. Amsterdam-based startup Aura Aware is using ST’s FlightSense Time-of-Flight (ToF) technology in a smart distance-awareness portable device suitable for use at retail counters and check-in desks. …

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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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Four supplier solutions for ventilators now available from RS

RS Components (RS) is providing ongoing support for makers, manufacturers and engineers around the world eager to support the fight against COVID-19 through building and supplying ventilators. Ventilators are highly complex electromechanical devices, designed by experts in their field using the most optimal components. RS has collated four supplier solutions …

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Testing waste water to find COVID-19

In July 2020, the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology announced a standardised UK system for detecting coronavirus in wastewater, to provide an early warning of future outbreaks, reducing the reliance of testing large populations. Sewage surveillance is one of the most promising methods to identify hotspots. The virus can be detected …

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Temperature Metrology, Coronavirus and a 40 Year Celebration

When the coronavirus outbreak first started in China, Isotech was able to help with the demand for high accuracy temperature measuring equipment and were able to rapidly ship large quantities of bench thermometers including the milliK precision thermometer. The Chinese National Metrology Institute donated multiple sets to the Hubei Province for forehead …

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Tektronix and A2LA partner on ventilator production

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, test and measurement company Tektronix has partnered with accreditation body American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) to rapidly convert and accredit Tektronix for the calibration of tools to be utilised in the ventilator production setup of a plant in Kokomo, Ind. Traditionally an electronic components manufacturing …

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AMETEK Land launches VIRALERT 3 human body temperature screening system for buildings and facilities

AMETEK Land has launched a new human body temperature screening system to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19. Developed over 10 years by AMETEK Land experts, the VIRALERT 3 provides real-time infrared thermal imaging from a safe social distance, scanning for elevated temperatures that could indicate infection. …

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Rotronic supports global petition 40to60RH

Using scientific findings as a basis, a global petition asks the World Health Organization (WHO) to prescribe a humidity level of 40-60 %RH to reduce respiratory infections. Rotronic has declared its support for this petition as persuasive scientific findings show that a medium air humidity benefits human health considerably. In …

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Manufacturing post-Covid 19: A window of opportunity

In this article, Dr Clive Hickman, CEO of the Manufacturing Technology Centre and head of the Midlands Manufacturing Resilience Commission, discusses resilience in the face of COVID-19 and calls on the manufacturing sector to build on its strengths, its skills, and its heritage… “For centuries the Midlands has been at …

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