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Third Dimension wins regional EEF innovation award

Third Dimension is celebrating its success as the South regional winner of the Business Growth & Strategy Award. Neal Agar and Ellie O’Hare represented the company at a gala dinner at the Beaulieu motor museum, to mark this prestigious achievement. Judged by independent industry experts and peers, the EEF Future …

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ams and Qualcomm Technologies to focus on active stereo camera solution for mobile 3D applications

ams and Qualcomm Technologies have jointly announced their intent to focus engineering efforts towards a 3D depth sensing camera solution for mobile phone applications like 3D imaging and scanning and, in particular, biometric face authentication. With ams’ advanced VCSEL light sources and optical IR pattern technology incorporating mass- production proven wafer level optics and Qualcomm? SnapdragonT Mobile …

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Molex and Contrinex announce collaboration to enhance industrial automation solutions portfolio

Molex has announced a collaboration with Contrinex, a Switzerland-based manufacturer of inductive and photoelectric sensors for factory automation as well as safety and RFID systems. With sensors providing the essential steps of analysing and communicating high-level data to cloud-based applications, this collaboration further strengthens Molex’s Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solution …

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Hanwell makes Lite work of temperature monitoring for vets

Ensuring temperatures for cold chain storage are being maintained at the correct level around the clock is vital for vets, according to the business director at Paragon Veterinary Group, a leading Cumbrian practice. The earlier a problem is identified the quicker it can be rectified to prevent catastrophic pharmaceutical refrigerator …

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November issue of Instrumentation Monthly published online

The digital edition of the November issue of Instrumentation Monthly has been published. In this issue, in Monitoring & metering, we learn more about the stricter monitoring requirements for combustion emissions. We also find out about environmental monitoring. In our Internet of Things feature, we find out about the impact …

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Dancing robots are a reality at Rittal’s manufacturing plant in Germany

High-tech production plants that “think for themselves”, that plan things automatically and that optimise maintenance work through artificial intelligence, might sound like a futuristic sci-fi film, but it is fast becoming a reality at Rittal’s manufacturing plant in Rittershausen, Germany.  To produce its new VX25 large enclosure system, Rittal is …

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VA40 used for hydrogen flow measurement in tungsten production

A New York based tungsten producer uses KROHNE‘s VA40 variable area flowmeters for hydrogen flow measurement in tungsten powder production. In the last production step, hot tungsten oxid at a temperature of 800°C/ 1,472°F is reduced in a hydrogen atmosphere: tungsten oxide and hydrogen react to tungsten and water. Here, …

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Presto offers parallel testing of automotive products to provide faster time to market

Automotive electronics testing is one of the most exacting of all test and qualification protocols before production release because of the safety and liability considerations. The AEC Q100 revisions, ZVEI and its French equivalent SIA for accelerated environment stress tests not only list the time or number of cycles that …

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Improving additive manufacturing with thermal cameras

FLIR Systems’ research grade thermal imaging cameras are helping researchers better understand the role of temperature in the construction of 3D-printed components. Additive Manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, is revolutionising manufacturing, because it uses computerised or digital models to generate simple parts and complex components, and adds material only where …

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Dual redundant angle position sensing for safety critical tasks

The Dynali Helicopter Company, based in Thines – Belgium, designs and manufactures the H3 EasyFlyer Sport ultralight helicopter. The market leading two-seater microlight helicopter offers affordable pricing for both for purchase and operation and is aimed at utility, flight training and leisure use. As part of the sensing and measurement …

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