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    How aerospace & defence technology is shaping the modern world(01/07/2019)

    While large scale conflict can often result in technological breakthroughs, the pursuit of peace also drives innovation too. As Mark Patrick, Supplier Marketing Manager (EMEA) at Mouser Electronics, explains, this dichotomy has far-reaching implications that help shape the modern world.

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    Top tips for RFI/EMI shielding in the aerospace industry(01/07/2019)

    The Aerospace & Defence industry have always been the main drivers for RFI/EMI shielding design and products. Achieving EMC (electromagnetic compatibility) in this sector is safety critical, whereas in everyday life it can just be a frustrating nuisance. David Wall, Chairman, Kemtron Ltd looks at some of the design challenges aerospace engineers face and talks about the best shielding options available.

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    Linear motion technology in the aerospace industry(01/07/2019)

    The need to automate has never been more apparent with manufacturers under pressure to increase output, lower costs and improve quality. There are now very few areas where automation cannot contribute greatly to improving efficiency – including the aerospace industry.

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    Electrifying the aerospace industry(01/07/2019)

    The electrification of transport industries is not a new development. In fact, automotive manufacturers have spent the last decade investing in the development of electric powertrains. Aerospace companies, however, have not been so quick to follow suit. Here, Graham Mackrell, Managing Director of Harmonic Drive UK, explains the design challenges for electrifying aviation.

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    Top quality corrosion resistant chains ensure it is always sunny(01/07/2019)

    A manufacturer of rotating solar panels that track the sun as it travels across the sky has switched from an underperforming drive chain to a long life, corrosion resistant chain made by Tsubaki. This has reduced the need for expensive in-field maintenance and frequent replacement, thus shortening the payback time of every installation.

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    Taking the simple approach(01/07/2019)

    Design cycles can become complex and unwieldy, which is why tools to streamline the process are always welcome.

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    You spin me right round(01/07/2019)

    Slewing ring bearings have been in use for many years and are often associated for rotating heavy and slow-turning or slow-oscillating loads on a horizontal platform, such as on a crane. In this article, however, dry-tech director, Robert Dumayne, focuses on the ‘Lazy Susan’ type of slewing ring bearings for fast rotary movements in confined spaces.

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    A bearings solution for every application(01/07/2019)

    Bearings manufacturer Bowman International recently launched its new range of split roller bearings, the JHB Split Bearing, through its subsidiary John Handley Bearings. Combining higher capacities than any other split bearing on the market and interchangeable parts, it has been lauded by the industry press as “the future of split bearings.” Here we take an in-depth look at some of Bowman’s most notable innovations and services.

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    Wireless sensor essential for keeping drones going on long flights(01/07/2019)

    High performance drones that can stay aloft for extended periods need super-reliable controls or risk being lost mid-flight. A test rig for developing the next generation of long-mission drones uses a wireless torque sensor that allows rapid set up and rapid testing.

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    Innovative sensor technologies enable more complex robot inspection measurements(01/07/2019)

    Sensor technologies enable robot measurement tasks where there is a growing need for high precision measurements over wide surface areas and where there are requirements for increased flexibility, says Chris Jones, Managing Director of Micro-Epsilon UK.

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    Innovative sensor solutions help food manufacturers achieve process optimisation(01/07/2019)

    Achieving process optimisation while controlling (cutting) costs is a constant challenge for all manufacturers, especially in the food manufacturing sector. For example, frequently varying recipes, a huge diversity of ingredients, different textures and specific filling levels places high demands on process systems, in some cases pushing conventional instruments and components to their limits.

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    MEMS accelerometer performance comes of age(01/07/2019)

    In the June/July 2016 Uptime article, “Condition Monitoring and MEMS Accelerometers: What You Need to Know,” several attributes of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) accelerometers were presented that make the technology compelling for condition monitoring applications.

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    Power supply in overhead cranes: energy chains vs. festoons(25/06/2019)

    Reliable, dynamic cable management is one of the greatest challenges in modern crane technology.

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    Future face of engineering at HS2(21/06/2019)

    Marking International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) on Sunday 23 June, HS2 Ltd has produced a short film which subverts the stereotype of what an engineer looks like, challenging the out-dated masculine preconceptions of an industry that is rapidly becoming more gender-inclusive.

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    Using variable speed drives with standby generators(19/06/2019)

    Many industries, utilities and public service buildings have a critical requirement for continuity of power supplied to them to ensure that their operation is not compromised in the case of a supply failure.