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UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement delivers on key outcomes for Industry, says EEF

EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation has welcomed the Withdrawal Agreement published last week, believing it safeguards the key outcomes that will enable manufacturers to plan for the future with a far greater degree of certainty. Earlier this year, EEF conducted a Brexit Audit, which highlighted the main asks from manufacturing as …

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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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Halma acquires innovative British radar surveillance and safety solutions company

Halma has acquired Navtech Radar in a move that will add new capabilities to the company’s Infrastructure Safety sector.  Navtech Radar is a provider of innovative radar surveillance and safety solutions for use in highway monitoring, perimeter security and industrial applications. Based in Wantage, UK, Navtech combines radar, cameras and …

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HUBER+SUHNER joins NGMN Alliance as partner to meet the challenges of the impending 5G future

HUBER+SUHNER has joined the industry body the Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance. The NGMN Alliance advocates and seeks to encourage expansion of the communications experience by providing an integrated and cohesively-managed delivery platform that brings affordable mobile broadband services to the end user. The Alliance has a particular focus on 5G, while accelerating the development of LTE-Advanced and …

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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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Stellar new board appointed to lead world-first Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation

In a major coup to cement the UK’s position as a world-leader in the development of artificial intelligence, the Digital Secretary Jeremy Wright will today confirm Robert Winston, Dame Patricia Hodgson and Kriti Sharma are among the expert advisers appointed to shape the work of the world’s first Centre for …

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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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Renishaw engineer named runner up in STEM Inspiration Awards

Stephen Pickles, process development technician at Renishaw, was recently named runner-up in the Outstanding science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) Technician Award category at the UK’s STEM Inspiration Awards. At the ceremony in the House of Lords in London, Pickles was one of the many people who were celebrated for inspiring young people in STEM subjects.  Pickles was nominated by See Science, an independent educational consultancy 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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