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Teledyne e2v’s delivery of 125 science-grade sensors completes contract for world’s most powerful survey telescope

Teledyne e2v has completed a multi-million dollar project by delivering hundreds of CCD250 sensors for one of the world’s most powerful survey telescopes: the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST). Identified as a US national scientific priority by the 2010 USA National Research Council decadal survey, LSST will carry out a …

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Bowers Group offers plug-in and play solution for CMM laser calibrations at Status Metrology

Bowers Group has supplied Status Metrology Solutions with a Wyler Blue SYSTEM for the in-house laser calibration of CMMs. As sole UK agent for Wyler, Bowers Group was able to provide Status Metrology with a bespoke, innovative solution; The Wyler Blue SYSTEM, including the Zerotronic Digital Inclinometer Sensor. Fully compatible …

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Teledyne image sensors power cameras onboard NASA’s InSight Mission to Mars

Teledyne DALSA is participating in NASA’s InSight Mission to Mars by providing colour CCD image sensors for both the Instrument Deployment Camera (IDC) and the Instrument Context Camera. Teledyne partnered with Jet Propulsion Labs (JPL) to deliver the colour image sensors to power the InSight mission. The camera on the …

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Hat-trick of appointments keeps Hanwell’s quality assurance on target

Hanwell Solutions continues to hit the target when it comes to Quality Assurance, having made a trio of senior level appointments in order to underpin the company’s reputation for consistent supply of technically superior British-made products. Tony Groom leads the field as new quality and health & safety manager, with …

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Connected systems to monitor water quality in French Polynesia

Teams from Assystem Pacific, Bioceanor, Easy Global Market (EGM), and Kontron, a leading global provider of IoT/Embedded Computing Technology (ECT), are installing intelligent systems to monitor water quality in the Pacific Ocean. They are working together under the leadership of System Factory, the Cluster 4.0 for France’s “Region Sud”, dedicated …

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Pakistan ‘high-flyer’ makes his mark in sensor technology

High-flying engineering student Ali Iqbal spent more than four years working for Pakistan’s largest aeronautical firm before relocating to the UK’s University of Huddersfield for postgraduate study. He made a major success of the move, with exceptionally high marks in his Engineering and Control Systems MSc.  This has earned him a …

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River conservation is ‘blind’ without high-resolution monitoring

Scientists from the University of Portsmouth have been investigating nutrient concentrations in the Upper River Itchen, in Hampshire, UK, on behalf of Salmon & Trout Conservation (S&TC) to better understand where phosphorus is coming from and how it is impacting river ecology. The work has been ongoing for over three …

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The importance of choosing the right filter to suit your measurement application

When selecting sensors for displacement, position, distance and profile measurement tasks, engineers should consider the various types of sensor filtering before making a purchasing decision, says Chris Jones of Micro-Epsilon. The quality and reliability of an output signal from a sensor is often affected by external or environmental factors (e.g. …

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Trio for bio

HORIBA UK has joined Scotland’s Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC), adding its expertise in the measurement and control of high value product (HVP) processing. The company joins IBioIC as an Associate Member and will be making available technological expertise from its portfolio of core measurement and control technologies. For instance, in measurement, HORIBA …

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