• 11 Apr
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    Why barcoding is a must for a motor manufacturer

    Late or inaccurate delivery of industrial equipment could derail the promised pickup of manufacturing activity, slowing the national recovery and compromising the idea of rebalancing the economy with a stronger manufacturing base. Lucie Hodkova, Sales Director UK & Eastern Europe of Rotor UK explains how overlapping technologies help secure accurate and timely motor supply.

  • 18 Feb
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    The Apple-isation of smart sub-meters

    What meter manufacturers have learnt from pervasive consumer technology, and how it could benefit your business. By Richard Morgan, ND Metering Solutions

  • 17 Feb
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    Looming IT disaster raises paradigm concerns

    There are less than 150 days to go until the end of lifecycle and end of support for Microsoft XP in April 2014. With a third of PCs worldwide still using the popular operating system, Mike Keightley, systems product manager at Yokogawa, discusses the effect this will have on mission critical industries from nuclear to automotive.

  • 17 Feb
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    Non-contact displacement measurement in aerospace applications

    Today, aerospace manufacturers and suppliers need to measure more accurately, often to sub-micron or nanometre resolutions, and against difficult surfaces or materials such as metals, composites, ceramics, plastics and machined components – many of which cannot be touched during measurements. Chris Jones, Managing Director at Micro-Epsilon UK, compares the pros and cons of the four primary methods of non-contact displacement measurement.

  • 21 Aug
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    New connection technology for micro-inverters

    In order to simplify the wiring of roof-mounted PV systems, Phoenix Contact has developed a new plug system for micro-inverters.

  • 24 Jul
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    Integrating Energy Monitoring and Building Management

    Fiscal metering, energy management and building automation have become commonplace features of the everyday panel, driven by the growth in residential apartments and multi-occupancy, multi-use, commercial buildings.

  • 24 Jul
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    LED lighting for hazardous areas

    When specifying lighting for hazardous offshore oil and gas environments, users should consider the technical and cost advantages of installing the latest LED lamps over the more traditional fluorescent alternatives.

  • 24 Jul
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    VSD installations – what do you do about RCCB protection?

    To safely install pumping equipment containing VSDs and EMC filters connected to a circuit covered by the wiring regs (BS7671) requires a detailed understanding of the operational leakage currents and residual currents associated with the EMC filter / VSD / motor combination.

  • 10 Jul
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    Spanish cities lead the way with green integrated transportation

    Heavy traffic and pollution during rush hours in today’s busy cities is an ever increasing problem and Spanish cities like Madrid and Barcelona are no exception. Referencing successful projects in other countries, the Spanish government implemented a scheme for a public bicycle rental system. System Integrator Eurosistemas de Control was responsible for designing and implementing the system which uses Advantech SBCs.

  • 10 Jul
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    Cut costs and reduce the carbon footprint of data centre installations

    Alan Lewis, of Retex UK, explains how flat packed 19" racks can reduce the carbon footprint of data centres, while reducing costs at the point of installation.

  • 5 Jul
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    Benefits of UPS technology

    Typically UPS are used to help protect computers, data centres and other electrical equipment from an unexpected loss of power which could cause serious business disruption and data loss.

  • 5 Jul
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    CHP and whole life costing

    The continuing increase in energy prices together with ongoing legislation regarding carbon emissions has put energy management on the boardroom agenda.

  • 5 Jul
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    Resisting the sudden surge: Ethernet protection for exposed data lines

    Engineers are being asked to connect absolutely everything to a network. The network protocol of choice is Ethernet or one of the myriad variations.

  • 5 Jul
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    Digital instruments allow energy efficiency optimisation

    Never has efficiency and low energy usage been more important. With rising utility costs driven by the high price of fuel, increasing legislation and environmental concerns all putting pressure on designers and integrators of both consumer and industrial equipment and systems to make every design as efficient as possible.

  • 5 Jul
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    Energy price hike aids carbon emissions reduction

    Between cost control and carbon emissions, engineers must maintain their drive for ever-improving energy efficiency.