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Paragraf and NPL demonstrate that Paragraf’s graphene Hall Effect sensors are ready for high-radiation applications

Paragraf has demonstrated the ability of its graphene Hall Effect sensors to withstand high levels of radiation. The discovery, based on testing from the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), proves that ‘unpackaged’ Hall Effect sensors can be used in high-radiation environments such as space. The project was funded by Innovate UK, …

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AMA Association reports industry development in the second quarter of 2020

The AMA Association for Sensors and Measurement (AMA) recently polled its approximately 450 members about economic development in the second quarter. According to their own statements, the industry generated a drop in sales of eight percent in the second quarter compared to the previous quarter. It is interesting to note that …

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Novel virus-based colourimetric sensor can show true colours of airborne threats

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has shown that the world needs technology that can quickly and accurately identify invisible dangers, including harmful substances or airborne environmental pollutants. Colourimetric sensors – devices that intuitively reveal information about their environment through colour changes – are an attractive option in this regard. But, for …

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Why indoor air quality is important to minimise the spread of COVID-19

Tenants of serviced offices are starting to ask questions about environmental monitoring in their office spaces. Temperature, humidity, CO2 and ventilation levels are known to have an impact on comfort and even productivity of occupants of an office building. Add in safety concerns about COVID19 transmission in the workplace and …

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Predicting a crisis before it happens: Sensors in the water network

The UK has recently experienced a heatwave – London, for example, had the longest stretch of hot weather in almost 60 years. With an increase in temperature, there is an increase in demand for tap water. One area which is affected is the South West Water network, with water shortages …

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Mouser Electronics strengthens sensor line, announces global distribution agreement with Amphenol i2s

Mouser Electronics has signed a global distribution agreement with Amphenol i2s, a leader in intelligent sensor solutions for almost 20 years. The Amphenol i2s product line, now available from Mouser, includes the CCT, IPS, IPT and VSP pressure sensors. The Climate Control Pressure Transmitter (CCT) is specially designed for measuring …

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TE Connectivity named one of Fast Company’s 100 Best Workplaces for Innovators

TE Connectivity has been named among the 2020 Best Workplaces for Innovators by Fast Company. The annual honour, developed in collaboration with Accenture, recognises 100 companies that have built a culture that empowers employees at all levels to create new products, improve operations and take risks. This year’s winners represent …

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Robust inductives ‘Turn-over an Old-leaf’

Agriculture is using increasingly complex automation in its machinery and an example is in composting machines. Contrinex’s uniquely robust V4A/ 316L stainless-steel sensors are relied upon for operating reliably in the challenging environment of the inside of the drive rotor. Withstanding dust, humidity and high temperatures, the sensors enable the …

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£6 million award to drive next-generation solar technology into new applications

Researchers at Swansea University, Imperial College London and the University of Oxford have launched a project to drive next-generation solar technology into new applications. The team have been awarded a £6 million Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) programme grant to advance organic and perovskite solar cells into applications …

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Small but powerful photosensors help wrap chocolate

In factories producing fast-moving consumer goods, automated packaging operations are the norm. Confectionery products are no exception; in high-volume production, manufacturers pack sealed bags of candy in cardboard cartons, which are in turn stacked for shrink- wrapping and palletisation. Packed cartons arrive for shrink-wrapping in uniform stacks. A wrapping machine …

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