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AMETEK Surface Vision makes new appointment

AMETEK Surface Vision has enhanced its senior management team with the appointment of Jason Zyglis to the newly created role of divisional vice president of Project and Product Management. AMETEK Surface Vision (formerly Cognex Surface Inspection Systems Division) develops and manufactures software-enabled vision systems used to inspect surfaces of continuously processed …

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Defining autonomous machine vision – a new category

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” These are the words of Buckminster Fuller, an architect, engineer and thinker who was passionate about inventing the future. Here Harel Boren, CEO of Autonomous Machine Vision specialist Inspekto, explains how Autonomous Machine Vision will invent the future of quality …

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Power management in Industry 4.0

Here, Anoop Gangadharan, product marketing manager – Power Measurement Solutions, Yokogawa Europe, explains how accurate measurement is the key to energy efficiency in the implementation of Industry 4.0 As industry evolves to 4.0, energy management assumes new significance as the convergence of IoT, analytics and cloud computing leads to new …

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Fibre laser sensing trends

Fibre lasers have a large share of the laser material processing market but are typically limited to aerospace and defence applications in the sensing market segment. That is set to change within the next decade as emerging applications of fibre laser technologies include automotive LiDAR, multi-species gas sensing and structural health …

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Helicopters could bring new technologies to fighting brushfires

This year the UK has seen brushfires rage across large areas of heath and moorland, a problem that may become increasingly common as climate change drives global warming. New techniques and increased levels of expertise will be needed to combat these. Here we look at the potential of some emerging …

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Growth and expansion at UK engineering manufacturer

Exciting times continue for UK based Evolution Measurement as the company today announces a key internal promotion after further developing their partnership with Guildline Instruments and winning a number of large contracts for the tiny pressure scanner, EvoScann which is designed and built in house. Neil Cardinal, will take the …

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5G is coming: What to expect and why

5th-Generation Wireless Systems (5G), says the optimist, will revolutionise our life as the 3G/4G systems did. While the majority are still waiting to link to the 4G network, the top telecoms have started the war for the next generation of mobile communication. 5G is expected to finally bring the autonomous …

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Ricocheting radio waves monitor the tiniest movements in a room

Researchers from Duke University and Institut Langevin have shown that patterns made by radio waves can detect a person’s presence and location anywhere inside a room. This new motion-sensing technology could lead to new smart home devices for energy savings, security, healthcare and gaming. “Energy companies don’t love infrared motion …

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Scientists create a UV detector based on nanocrystals synthesised by using ion implantation

Scientists at the Lobachevsky University have been working for several years to develop solar-blind photodetectors operating in the UV spectral band. In the field of electronic technology, this is an important task, since such devices cut off emission with a wavelength higher than 280 nm, which helps to avoid interference …

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HBM and BKSV to merge

HBM will be merging its activities with BKSV (Brüel and Kjær Sound and Vibration) from 1 January 2019.  Both owned by UK based Spectris Plc, the new company will be named HBK (Hottinger, Brüel and Kjær). Both HBM and BKSV are global leaders in their respective disciplines and have complementary expertise across the measurement chain. By leveraging their respective strengths, the aim is to create a …

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