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    Accurate power analysis boosts solar race car’s range, speed and competitiveness(31/07/2020)

    The Yokogawa WT5000 Precision Power Analyser is being used by Solar Team Twente, to maximise their chances of winning the ultimate challenge for solar-powered race cars, the biennial Bridgestone World Solar Challenge.

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    Sharp rise in visitors to virtual exhibition(30/07/2020)

    Show organisers confirm visitor numbers have surged over the past few weeks. “The IndustryExpo.online virtual exhibition is the only full-sized virtual trade fair open at the moment, so we’ve found both visitor numbers and stand bookings have risen sharply” states Nigel Borrell. “Footfall through the doors is currently increasing by over 10,000 per week”. The Industry Expo Virtual Exhibition works in the same way that a live exhibition does – except that you can visit at any time, from anywhere!

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    Eight guidelines for restarting the economy in the name of sustainability(30/07/2020)

    Nidec ASI, the commercial platform of the Nidec Group, has decided to elaborate some guidelines for a green restart inspired by concepts of sustainability and circular economy which focus on the transformation towards an “All Electric” world.

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    IoT and energy saving(06/07/2020)

    Out of many approaches to IoT, energy saving is one topic where you get quick results in a short time period. If the amount of electricity goes down, your costs go down! Mitsubishi's Electric Industrial IoT Evangelist, Hajime Sugiyama, will talk about the approach and methods to install IoT for energy saving. (Video courtesy of Mitsubishi Electric, Japan).

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    It is rocket science: ABB robot helps test extreme high-temperature systems(30/06/2020)

    A testing system designed to help with the development of components for jet engines and other high-temperature systems is 30% faster, thanks to a nimble ABB IRB 1200 robot. The developers predict that the new system could reduce the testing and development cycle from weeks to days.

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    omlox: The locating standard of the future(11/06/2020)

    The promises of Industry 4.0 are huge, but any proprietary solution for just one plant will fail due to extremely high costs. An economical solution for Industry 4.0 needs standards in order to enable the reuse of elements for suppliers and the lock-in free maintenance and low-entry costs for users.

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    Feeding the digital brain(01/05/2020)

    Upgrading to digital measurement tools can be the first step on the road to factory management systems capable of learning and making suggestions for improvements. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are forming the ‘digital brain’ that has the capability to revolutionise the efficiency of today’s industrial plants.

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    In-process quality control as a key to success(30/03/2020)

    As a manufacturer of precision test equipment, Germany-based INGUN produces test probes, as well as both customised and non-customised test fixtures, for use in testing equipment in the electronics industry – which have to meet the highest quality requirements.

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    FLIR thermal imaging ensures trouble free recording(30/03/2020)

    To provide the music industry with first-class recording facilities, The Bieber Studio (based in Offenbach in Germany) relies on FLIR thermal imaging technology. Indeed, it takes condition-based maintenance very seriously as it minimises technical issues so sound engineers can focus on creativity.

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    Implementing Simcenter solutions for test-based durability engineering(30/03/2020)

    Nissan uses Simcenter SCADAS and Simcenter Testlab to implement durability engineering processes.

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    Overcoming microscopy interference when you can’t find the source of the problem(03/03/2020)

    Electron microscopy is a cornerstone technique for generating high resolution images in materials science and biology research, yet environmental interference is a common problem that can affect image quality.

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    Turning landfill wastewater into drinking water quality(03/02/2020)

    Wanner International’s seal-less pumps are enabling the production of effluent water with drinking water quality from a contaminated landfill site. Wanner has supplied three, T100 ultra-high-pressure reverse osmosis (RO) process pumps to APATEQ, manufacturers of custom water treatment systems.

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    Water treatment company views critical assets data in real-time(03/02/2020)

    MAC Solutions has supplied its Fetch Data Collector software to Nordikeau, a water and wastewater treatment company based in Quebec province, Canada. The software enables Nordikeau to log data from critical assets and equipment in real-time (every 10 seconds), providing data for alarms and early notifications of any equipment or process issues.

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    Fast, convenient water quality monitoring could hold the key(03/02/2020)

    Water is used in so many ways throughout the food and beverage industry, even as the final product, which means the quality of that water needs to be carefully monitored. With such an influence on the finished product, precise water quality monitoring can provide the key to consistent quality output, so is it time to look at the next generation of compact continuous analysis solutions?

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    AI innovation could help consumers understand water use with minimal disruption(28/01/2020)

    An innovative application of the latest Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology has the potential to bring unprecedented insight into residential and industrial water usage.