• 3 Jul
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    New chainflex CAT5e and CAT6 cables with cleanroom approval and 36-month warranty

    igus has introduced chainflex CAT5e (CFBUS.LB.045) and CAT6 (CFBUS.LB.049) cables with Fraunhofer IPA approval for cleanroom class 1. In tests, with a bending radius of 6.6 x d, the Ethernet cables completed over 24 million double-strokes without failure.

  • 3 Jul
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    Linux is not dead

    Windows operating system (OS) has over 79 per cent market share of the desktop computer sector. However, in every other computing sector, the complete opposite is true with Linux OS holding the majority of the market share. Here, Florian Froschermeier, technical sales manager of industrial router manufacturer INSYS icom, explains why Linux is in such a dominant position.

  • 3 Jul
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    Carlo Gavazzi’s smart factory solutions on show at PPMA Total

    Following the success of last year, Carlo Gavazzi will be returning to this year’s PPMA Total show at the NEC, Birmingham on 1st-3rd October. This year, the Carlo Gavazzi team will be on hand to discuss the latest technological innovations and advantages of IO-Link Sensors; illustrating increased availability of data, standardised wiring, remote configuration and monitoring as well as, simple device replacement.

  • 1 Jul
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    The latest issue of PBSI is available to read here!

    The latest issue of PBSI can now be read online. The issue includes features on Enclosures, Communications, and Hazardous Areas.

  • 1 Jul
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    Rittal forms global strategic partnership with Atos and Siemens for Edge and IoT initiatives

    Rittal has announced that it has formed a new global strategic partnership with Atos and Siemens to develop intelligent edge data centre solutions for smart industries, smart cities, smart retail, energy and utility companies, and public sector organisations.

  • 1 Jul
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    Strawberry-picking robots to gather enough fruit for Wimbledon in 1 week

    Wimbledon fans, who consume 34 thousand kilos of strawberries every year, could one day get their strawberries picked by a small group of new robots, developed in Europe, that use photonics to detect a fruit, and are capable of gathering enough berries for the championships.

  • 1 Jul
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    Automation and dairy products: no longer like chalk and cheese

    Dewlay Cheesemakers has commissioned a new automation system to help apply the expertise of its finest cheesemakers to a wider range of cheeses. The challenge was to introduce new varieties while continuing to deliver exceptional batch quality and consistency. Tritec Developments Ltd has provided a solution incorporating hardware from Mitsubishi Electric to develop an advanced tracking and monitoring solution to help supervise and manage the individual processes.

  • 27 Jun
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    New signal power protection systems from Bender UK unveiled at Railtex

    Bender launched new multi-tier fault detection and location systems at Railtex '19. The display of new Rail Signalling 4 (RS4) NR/L2/SIGELP/27725 Tier 1, 2 and 3 compliant systems impressed customers and visitors alike.

  • 27 Jun
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    Artificial intelligence controls robotic arm to pack boxes and cut costs

    Rutgers computer scientists have used artificial intelligence to control a robotic arm that provides a more efficient way to pack boxes, saving businesses time and money.

  • 27 Jun
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    Bag yourself a free Greggs with Schneider Electric

    Schneider Electric’s FOOD for THOUGHT promotion offers electricians the chance to win a £3.00 Greggs voucher when they spend £50.00 or more.

  • 26 Jun
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    Converging at the Edge

    The benefits of taking the large amount of repetitive data created by machines and automated systems and processing it locally are huge. Edge computing takes the pressure off existing networks, data storage, potentially costly cloud services and software applications. Data is turned into useful information closer to its point of origin and more importantly, in real time.

  • 25 Jun
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    The advantages of auto-cushioning pneumatic cylinders

    In the industrial world, the primary goal is often to boost productivity whilst reducing costs.

  • 25 Jun
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    'Robot blood' powers machines for lengthy tasks

    Researchers created a system of circulating liquid within robotic structures, to store energy and power robotic applications for sophisticated, long-duration tasks.

  • 24 Jun
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    Omron partners with Cembre

    The partnership aims to meet the needs of panel builders, in terms of safety, consistency of control and simplification of maintenance.

  • 24 Jun
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    TechTalks return for a new series

    NICEIC and ELECSA have announced the latest set of dates for its TechTalk Series. Returning in September 2019, the regional shows will feature a fresh range of seminars designed to keep anyone operating in the electrical industry up-to-date with the latest news and views.