• 24 Jun
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    Raspberry Pi 4: the most powerful model ever made

    Raspberry Pi’s new model is three times faster and offers greater memory capacity, with improved interface and connectivity, to extend capabilities.

  • 21 Jun
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    Robotics education should be compulsory in schools

    Robotics education should be made part of the school curriculum, according to a fifth of UK adults polled to mark the official start of UK Robotics Week (20-27 June).

  • 19 Jun
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    Prepare yourself… summer is coming

    Winter may have been the focus of the hugely popular TV drama Game of Thrones but in the real world the mercury is rising and we will soon be firmly into summer. Summer will bring higher temperatures, which may be good for the weekend BBQ, but it doesn’t bode as well for your electrical equipment.

  • 19 Jun
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    igus drylin delta robot coming to a location near you

    igus' drylin delta robot is now on tour; there are live performances at business venues up and down the UK and Ireland, from Aberdeen to Bristol and Dublin to Galway.

  • 19 Jun
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    Innovative analysis tool records live power requirements and thermal conditions

    PULS Power believes that system availability, cost efficiency and scheduled maintenance are the key criteria for most industrial and building automation system designers and installers. It has therefore developed the SmartFab Box - available free of charge and allows users to check and specify their power budgets directly on their own systems.

  • 19 Jun
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    EasyDaq launches new sequencing start relay card

    As they say: “Necessity is the mother of invention”. This product came from a need to power up six 200W power supplies on a machine without over loading the mains supply on start-up. Switching on the power supplies one at a time overcame the problem.

  • 14 Jun
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    “Bigger and Better” – the new 100kN punching tool from Greenlee

    Hole punching in sheet metal has become even easier since the launch of the new punch driver from Greenlee.

  • 12 Jun
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    Super battery plan to boost UK's biggest onshore windfarm

    The Scottish Government has approved ScottishPower plans for the UK’s largest windfarm, Whitelee, to have its own purpose built super battery on site, in what will be one of the biggest battery projects in the UK.

  • 12 Jun
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    Developing semi-automatic nuclear decommissioning robots

    Lancaster University engineers are developing computer systems for robots dealing with hazardous nuclear waste. The software will make the robots semi-autonomous - simplifying human control, which has to be done remotely due to the highly radioactive environments in which the robots operate.

  • 12 Jun
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    Hackproofing smart meters

    Smart electricity meters are useful because they allow energy utilities to efficiently track energy use and allocate energy production. But because they're connected to a grid, they can also serve as back doors for malicious hackers.

  • 12 Jun
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    Algorithm tells robots where nearby humans are headed

    MIT researchers have developed a new tool for predicting a person’s movement trajectory which may improve the way that humans and robots work together in close proximity.

  • 11 Jun
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    Super battery plan to boost UK's biggest onshore windfarm

    The Scottish Government has approved ScottishPower plans for the UK’s largest windfarm, Whitelee, to have its own purpose built super battery on site, in what will be one of the biggest battery projects in the UK.

  • 10 Jun
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    Rear mounting option available for Han metal hoods and housings

    The metal hoods and housings of the Han B, EMC and M series now offer rear mounting options for contact inserts, a solution which greatly simplifies the preassembly of interfaces for control cabinets.

  • 10 Jun
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    New icotek Hygienic Cable Entry now available from Foremost Electronics

    Foremost Electronics has announced the availability of the new icotek cable entry plate KEL-DPZ 16. The KEL-DPZ 16 fits outbreaks that are standardised for 16-pin heavy-duty connectors. The hygienic design does not create any niches which may collect contamination.

  • 6 Jun
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    Weather the storm of regulation changes with the June issue of PBSI!

    The latest issue of PBSI can now be read online. The issue includes features on Power, Control systems & Automation, and Test & Tools.