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Electronic Components Features

Powering a coal-free future: Is the UK’s coal-free hiatus here to stay?

Britain passed a significant landmark in June 2020: the nation went for two months without burning coal to generate power. A decade ago, around 40 percent of the UK’s electricity came from coal and, while the recent plummet in demand accounts for some of the success, it isn’t the full story.

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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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Full speed ahead: Exploring advancements in electric vehicles and charging in 2020

Electric vehicles (EVs) and the wider electric transportation has gone from strength to strength in the past decade. Over the next five years, a total of eight million drivers in the UK will switch to hybrid and electric vehicles (HEVs) according to CompareTheMarket, driving demand for robust charging infrastructure. Here, Steve Hughes, Managing Director of transport power quality specialist REO UK, explores how the industry is shaping up for the 2020s.

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A fine solution for cheese production

The Swiss company, Kaesaro, connects sensors and actuators in cheese cellar robots with Murrelektronik's F&B Pro connectors designed for the food industry – and benefits in terms of cleanability and longer maintenance intervals.

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    Smarter wiring solutions for advanced, affordable robotics(30/09/2020)

    Miniature industrial robots, including desktop-sized SCARA units and collaborative robots that can work safely alongside humans, are making advanced automation practicable for a wider range of applications.

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    Making sure your connectors are tough enough for industrial deployment(30/09/2020)

    The use of industrial connectors in an industrial context is certain to set some challenges. There are likely to be a number of factors that could have a detrimental effect on the smooth operation of these components.

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    HARTING’s T1 Industrial delivers the benefits of Single Pair Ethernet(30/09/2020)

    Experts have suggested that Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) will be one of the technological cornerstones that help to shape the success of the IIoT. The factory of the future will require high data streams and the industrial sector needs connectivity solutions which adapt themselves to increasingly growing demands.

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    M12 connectors – A perfect fit for the IIoT(30/09/2020)

    It is generally recognised that, by the end of this year, more than 20 billion devices will be connected to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and it will be a market worth $200 billion by 2021.

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    Maximising safety in advanced battery systems(01/09/2020)

    In advanced battery systems, the quality of the power electronics helps determine the quality of the final product. This is emphasised in the latest battery power management and charging systems that use wide-bandgap semiconductors and improved power topologies. In such advanced electronics, if the safety systems do not work quickly and reliably, the entire battery system can suffer a catastrophic failure that could seriously impact the product and its user.

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