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RPI supplies Rolls-Royce with five iMAPs to speed up engine manufacture and MRO

RPI UK has supplied five integrated measurement assembly platforms (iMAPs) to Rolls-Royce and its approved MRO facilities. RPI’s iMAP, which is proven to reduce inspection times by 90 per cent and improve gauge repeatability and reproducibility by up to 10 times, will be used by Rolls-Royce to measure and assemble …

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FLIR test and measurement tools help students to get ready for SpaceX competition

Here’s a challenge: build your own Hyperloop pod prototype and test it at Elon Musk’s SpaceX headquarters in California. Who said engineering can’t be fun? Engineering students from the University of Edinburgh who were accepted to participate in the exciting SpaceX Hyperloop Pod competition used thermal imaging and measurement technology …

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Yokogawa addresses major threat to flow assurance with on-demand Hydrate Risk Management Solution for oil & gas production

Yokogawa has introduced an on-demand hydrate risk management solution that helps offshore oil platform operators to maintain production levels, protect plant assets, and minimise operating expenses and downtime by optimising pipeline chemical injection. The new solution integrates simulation software from KBC, a wholly-owned subsidiary, with Yokogawa’s flexible supervisory control and …

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5G, data centres and IIoT spur demand for gigabit Ethernet test

The buzz around 5th Generation (5G),  cloud computing and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is getting louder as customers become aware of the benefits to be had from the use of these advanced technologies. These technologies require intensive R&D spending, high-speed network testing and broad bandwidth infrastructure, which soars up the demand …

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Analog Devices breaks ground on new global headquarters

Analog Devices announced it has officially broken ground on its new global headquarters in Wilmington, Mass. The expanded facility will feature state of the art laboratories, design and manufacturing and cross-functional group collaboration space. In addition to 13,700 additional square meters for research and development, the global headquarters will include …

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Accelerometer training at a venue near you

DJB Instruments (UK) Ltd are spreading their wings by taking their unique accelerometer training seminar to several UK regional venues. The training which is now in its 6th year has become the ‘go to’ event for anyone using accelerometers who is brave enough to admit that perhaps their understanding of …

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TE Connectivity named to Fortune’s list of top companies changing the world

TE Connectivity has been named to Fortune’s 2018 Change the World list. The list recognises 63 companies that make global social or environmental benefit part of their business strategy. Companies with annual revenues of $1 billion or more are evaluated on four factors: measurable social impact, scale of business results, degree of innovation and level …

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The Planck satellite led to a group of Finnish researchers winning the respected Gruber prize

Finnish researchers are now among the world’s best known cosmologists and astronomers thanks to the 2018 Gruber prize awarded to the ESA’s Planck consortium. Among the recipients of the prize are VTT Senior Scientist Jussi Varis and the CEO of JoyHaptics Ltd, Jussi Tuovinen, who also has a background at …

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Manufacturing industry is at risk of increased cyberattacks due to IIoT devices and Industry 4.0 initiatives

Vectra has announced that the manufacturing industry exhibits higher-than-normal rates of cyberattack-related reconnaissance and lateral movement activity. This is due to the rapid convergence of enterprise information technology and operational technology networks in manufacturing organisations. As part of key findings in the new 2018 Spotlight Report on Manufacturing, Vectra revealed …

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Seeq secures $23 million Series B funding to fuel IIoT analytics

Seeq has secured $23 million in Series B funding enabling it to significantly expand its development, sales and marketing resources, and also increase its presence in international markets. “Seeq leverages innovations in big data, machine learning, and open source technologies to enable plant operations, engineering and management personnel to find …

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