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    High precision sensors and measurement systems for the BLOODHOUND SSC project(02/02/2018)

    BLOODHOUND SSC reached a major milestone in October 2017, as it made its first public run at the Aerohub in Newquay. However, the event wasn’t just about driving the car successfully down the runway and showing it to spectators; it was also about testing the car and putting it through its paces, in particular, testing of hundreds of on-vehicle sensors that they were performing correctly under such extreme operating conditions.

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    Putting engines through their paces(02/02/2018)

    FPT Motorenforschung develops engines destined for the vehicles and machinery of CNH Industrial’s Powertrain segment. Some 220 staff work on site to create new FPT products for commercial vehicles, construction equipment and agricultural machinery and for use in industrial and marine applications.

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    Combating condensation in enclosure installations(02/02/2018)

    The recipe for condensation is simple: water vapour and fluctuating temperatures. In all but the most controlled of environments this means that electrical installations are at risk of water damage caused by condensation forming inside an enclosure. Of course, with proper planning and design it's possible to protect your connections, as Chris Lloyd, Managing Director of Spelsberg UK, explains.

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    Smart ways to deliver enclosure climate control(02/02/2018)

    All electrical components inside control enclosures generate heat and this heat needs to be efficiently dissipated from the enclosures to protect them against excessive temperatures. But an active climate control solution such as a cooling unit is not always needed.

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    Standard enclosures: far more than simple boxes(02/02/2018)

    Standard enclosures for the electronic and electrical industries are produced in a huge variety of sizes, styles and materials by many specialist manufacturers. The initial choice facing the designer is whether to commission a custom enclosure for the particular project or whether to choose a suitably-sized standard one from a reputable supplier.

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    Control panel design for the future(02/02/2018)

    Panel builders constantly struggle against price pressures and the need to meet tight delivery schedules. When it comes to meeting these challenges, however, the possibilities are expanding thanks to new CAE software that streamlines the design and construction of control cabinets, switchboards and flexible power distribution systems. Ken Christie, UK Director at EPLAN, explains how panel builders can significantly reduce their design and production costs.

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    Recipe for cable protection in food & beverage production systems(02/02/2018)

    The electrical systems used within food and beverage manufacturing plants operate in extremely demanding conditions. These often include regular wash-down procedures, operation within corrosive environments and extremes of temperature. It goes without saying therefore, that protection for the systems installed within these environments needs to be of the highest standard.

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    QDOS 20 pump reduces maintenance at U.S. water treatment plant(02/02/2018)

    A water treatment facility in the U.S. recently turned to the Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG) when a new pump was needed to feed sodium hypochlorite under high pressure into its post-chlorination cycle.

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    Efficiency in action – what’s behind the UK’s booming sewage sludge sector?(02/02/2018)

    Energy generation from the anaerobic digestion of sewage sludge has reached 888GWh, according to figures from the 2016 Digest of UK Energy Statistics – an increase of over 25 percent since 2011.

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    Automation: the key to transforming the water and wastewater industry(02/02/2018)

    As the global demand for clean, safe and reliable water grows from rising populations and urbanisation, the water and wastewater industry face unprecedented challenges. ABB’s UK water industry manager, Stuart Foster explains.

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    Invertek Drives helps provide a sparkling success for UK vineyard(31/01/2018)

    The growth of the British wine industry is testament to the quality of its vineyards and their growing and production techniques, which at one UK winery is being helped by Invertek Drives.

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    10 reasons why you should use distributors in 2018(26/01/2018)

    With increasing pressure on time-to-market, design engineers don’t have time to spend with multiple FAEs like they did 20 years ago. GD Rectifiers takes us through the benefits of using official distributors.

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    Top five reasons to add a robot to your production line(19/01/2018)

    Now, as they say, has never been a better time to consider adding robotic automation to your facility. Mitsubishi Electric’s robot product manager Barry Weller, gives us his five best reasons why you should add a robot to your production line.

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    New super-compressor from Vert Rotors to improve satellite performance(15/01/2018)

    Vert Rotors, the Scottish innovative compressor firm is manufacturing powerful micro compressors designed to improve satellite propulsion systems, as the company targets Scotland’s space industry.

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    Rockwell Automation brings The Connected Enterprise to life(18/12/2017)

    Thousands of industrial professionals convened in Houston for the Automation Fair event to learn more about the latest advanced manufacturing technologies shaping the industry, and the automation tools that can help them be more globally competitive and productive.