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Contrinex’s photoelectric sensors ‘get a grip’ of shipping containers

At busy container seaports, Contrinex's C23PA photoelectric sensors help ‘get a grip’ of shipping containers on straddle-carriers, the purpose-designed container-handling vehicles which operate around the clock, loading, unloading and stacking containers.

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Factors to consider when specifying brakes for theatre and stage applications

KEB has been supplying spring-applied brakes for the theatre and stage industry for more than 40 years. From deck winches and turntables, to line shaft hoists and orchestra lifts, a range of factors should be considered when specifying brakes, says Jonathan Bullick of KEB Automation.

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Cutting wasted product development time for knife maker

Engineers at the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) have saved a knife manufacturer valuable time and wasted energy by simulating the manufacturing process and estimating the production costs of introducing additive manufacturing (AM) in its production process.

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Increasing the efficiency of solar power: Power resistors are a key solar component

Oxford-based solar technology firm, Oxford PV, plans to volume manufacture the world’s most efficient solar panel by the end of 2020.

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