Features

Preparing to integrate IIoT

In this article, Joseph Zulick, manager at MRO Electric and Supply, explains how controls, automation, and instrumentation help with the integration and use of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies. As advances in technology make it more cost-effective to deploy IIoT, industries will need to acquire a strategic approach to integrating …

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Ultrasensitive toxic gas detector

Researchers from the School of Microelectronics in Tianjin University have discovered a two-step sputtering and subsequent annealing treatment method to prepare vertically aligned WO3-CuO core-shell nanorod arrays which can detect toxic NH3 gas. Over the years, WO3 has received considerable attention among the numerous transition metal oxides as a wide …

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Marine monitoring system development powered by innovation

Innovation is driving advanced monitoring and control technologies for environmental and safety compliance in the marine sector, says Gérard Baldellou, marine business unit manager at CMR Group. The marine diesel power sector continues to face significant challenges, particularly in areas where emissions resulting from combustion inside engines, along with fuel …

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Two strong partners for LiDAR technology of the future

LASER COMPONENTS and the Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems (IMS) have signed a cooperation agreement and will collaborate closely in the future. Both partners promise fresh impetus, especially in the field of LiDAR technologies. LASER COMPONENTS has made a name for itself regarding components for the automative industry, …

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HARTING design selected as international standard for next gen Ethernet connectors

HARTING’s mating-face design for Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) connector technology has been selected by international standards committees as the standard for the next generation of industrial Ethernet connectors. HARTING is driving forward the development of the standardisation of the new Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) technology. Now, following a multi-stage selection …

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Thermal imaging helps lion conservation project

Twenty Four Lions, a conservation project spearheaded by the Cabela Family Foundation and its conservation partners, carried out the largest move of lions across an international boundary in world history to restore their population in Mozambique’s Zambeze Delta. They needed to ensure the trip was as stress-free as possible for …

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How the Internet of Things is expected to influence the engineering and manufacturing industries

In this article, Joseph Zulick, manager at MRO Electric and Supply, explains how IoT will influence industry with decentralised management, heightened visibility and greater efficiencies. The Internet of Things is creating a 3D map of your workspace, and it knows you have been taking too many coffee breaks. Every 15 …

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Libelium expands LoRaWAN coverage for LATAM and Asia-Pacific on its IoT sensor platform

Libelium has enlarged its LoRaWAN wireless connectivity in LATAM and Asia-Pacific areas to Waspmote, Plug & Sense! and Smart Parking sensor devices. The Internet of Things company includes new coverage to its wireless sensor network with LoRaWAN AS 923 MHz band. Libelium reaffirms its commitment to interoperability with a great …

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Sensor systems to give edge to battlefield decisions

Technology that can process vast streams of information from military intelligence sources is being developed by scientists and engineers. The development will seek to enable operatives in the field to assess their surroundings and identify threats more quickly and accurately. Newly developed systems will gather information from a wealth of …

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Steel producer installs condition monitoring solution to help prevent unscheduled stoppages

By installing Schaeffler SmartCheck condition monitoring devices on its furnace deflection rolls, steel producer ArcelorMittal has avoided any unplanned stoppages to the furnace and has improved its maintenance planning. Estimated annual savings (with a furnace stoppage) are €179,000. The ArcelorMittal plant in Mouzon (Ardennes, France) is part of the Group’s …

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