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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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Vertiv acquires MEMS maintenance business

Vertiv announced today that it has completed the purchase of the maintenance business of MEMS Power Generation (MEMS), a privately-owned company headquartered in the United Kingdom that specialises in temporary power solutions. This marks the third acquisition for Vertiv, and is consistent with the company’s growth strategy. MEMS will now …

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New programme inspires next generation of engineers

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has partnered with ITN Productions to launch ‘Year of Engineering,’ a pioneering news and current affairs-style programme celebrating the UK’s outstanding engineering heritage and inspiring the next generation of engineers. 2018 is the Year of Engineering, an opportunity to champion engineering and to …

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First ZF wind turbine gearboxes equipped with a Schaeffler cloud connection go into operation

Schaeffler and ZF Friedrichshafen are cooperating on a development project aimed at the wind power sector. During operation, wind turbine gearboxes that are equipped with sensors send load data to a cloud-to-cloud solution shared by the two companies. The idea behind this project is to utilise ZF’s software solution for …

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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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Changes on the Endress+ Hauser Executive Board

Change is taking place at the top of the Endress+Hauser Group. Effective 1 March 2019, Dr Andreas Mayr will become chief operating officer (COO) responsible for sales, production and support, thus assuming more responsibility on the Executive Board. In this function he will serve as deputy CEO to Matthias Altendorf. On 1 …

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Microchip teams up with Electromaker.io to give away 100 AVR-IoT WG Development boards

Electromaker.io, the online electronics maker community, has announced a project-based competition for hobbyists with 100 Microchip AVR-IoT WG Development boards as prizes, Entrants will also win the chance to compete for a place at the 2019 Microchip Masters conference in Berlin. The AVR-IoT WG development board, designed for Internet of …

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