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Engineering for All: Creating a diverse workforce
July 27, 2017

Engineering for All: Creating a diverse workforce

By Ian Humphries, Boulting Group
Research conducted by the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) shows that just six per cent of the engineering workforce in the UK is female, making the country one of the smallest employers of female engineering professionals in Europe. This article explores the pathways into the sector and how it is evolving.

Phoenix Contact releases Twin-PT HEAVYCON terminal inserts
July 27, 2017

Phoenix Contact releases Twin-PT HEAVYCON terminal inserts

The heavy-duty contact inserts are compatible with many common transmission lines, so they can be combined with other housings and connection mechanisms.

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Fiber Optic Connectors
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Systems Integration, Industrial Networks
PCB introduces UHT-12 series of miniature accelerometers
July 27, 2017

PCB introduces UHT-12 series of miniature accelerometers

These sensors weigh 1.85 grams with a size of 9.6 mm x 17.3 mm. They are hermetically sealed in a rugged titanium housing and feature easy to install thru-hole mounting.

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Accelerometers
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Sensors & Industrial I/O, Factory Automation
ServoMex announces launch of AquaXact 1688 moisture sensor
July 27, 2017

ServoMex announces launch of AquaXact 1688 moisture sensor

Using a film technology Aluminum Oxide replaceable sensor element, the AquaXact 1688 enables dew point and ppm H2O measurements in various process applications, including glove boxes, air separation units, natural gas processing and instrument air.

IKO announces expansion to MX series of linear roller bearings
July 27, 2017

IKO announces expansion to MX series of linear roller bearings

The MX models utilize rows of cylindrical rollers to provide a greater contact area than slides that use steel balls. As a result, bearings deliver load capacities up to 674 kN for dynamic loads and 1,300 kN for static loads.

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GE Digital announces updated version of Asset Performance Management software suite
July 27, 2017

GE Digital announces updated version of Asset Performance Management software suite

This suite of solutions, which includes Machine & Equipment Health, Reliability Management, Compliance and Integrity Management, and Asset Strategy Optimization, is a set of software applications that use data and analytics designed to improve the reliability and availability of industrial assets, minimize total cost of ownership, improve safety, and reduce operational risks.

ams introduces XYZ True Color sensor
July 27, 2017

ams introduces XYZ True Color sensor

Providing digital measurements of illuminance (brightness) and chromaticity matching the CIE 1931 “Standard Observer” XYZ scale enabling True Color functionalities, the TCS3430 may be used for functions such as display management, automatic white color balancing or color management.

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Color Sensors
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Sensors & Industrial I/O, Factory Automation
July 27, 2017

Scottish, Swiss scientists find imaging technique to reveal magnets' internal patterns

In a new paper published in the journal Nature, scientists based in Scotland and Switzerland describe how they have used tomography and high energy x-rays, combined with a novel reconstruction algorithm, to peer inside and reconstruct the magnetic structure of a micrometer-sized 'pillar' of gadolinium-cobalt magnetic material for the first time.

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CyberX announces ICS Attack Vector Prediction technology
July 26, 2017

CyberX announces ICS Attack Vector Prediction technology

CyberX’s ICS Attack Vector Prediction technology generates a visual representation of all possible attack chains — ranked by risk — that can compromise critical OT assets, such as robotics machinery in manufacturing plants and circuit breakers in electrical substations

Microscan announces integration of Autofocus to MicroHAWK UHD barcode readers
July 26, 2017

Microscan announces integration of Autofocus to MicroHAWK UHD barcode readers

MicroHAWK UHD Autofocus reads and decodes codes including Data Matrix symbols as small as 2 mil, and includes a fully-integrated true Autofocus system that automatically selects the optimal settings right out of the box.

AutomationDirect introduces DataMax Extreme Ethernet cable
July 26, 2017

AutomationDirect introduces DataMax Extreme Ethernet cable

These Cat5e flexing cables are available in 24 AWG, 2 or 4 twisted pairs with color coded high density polyethylene insulation, and with unshielded or overall braid and foil shields.

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Ethernet Cables
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Industrial Networks, EtherNet/IP, Systems Integration
TriCore announces opening of Indiana office
July 26, 2017

TriCore announces opening of Indiana office

This new office will help support the company’s growth strategy. A recent surge in engineering activity throughout the Midwest region has accelerated the company’s expansion to meet resource requirements.

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OPC-UA and RFID Combine to Enhance Visibility and Improve Efficiency
July 26, 2017

OPC-UA and RFID Combine to Enhance Visibility and Improve Efficiency

By Michael LaGrega, Siemens
Data gathered by RFID readers can be a critical element in a corporation’s plans to gain increased visibility and understanding of parts, materials and other moveable assets. All of this valuable information can be integrated more easily when standards like OPC-UA with its AutoID companion are employed.

OPC Foundation and Sercos International release Sercos OPC UA Companion Specification
July 26, 2017

OPC Foundation and Sercos International release Sercos OPC UA Companion Specification

This specification describes the mapping of the Sercos device model and the Sercos device profiles to OPC UA, so that functions and parameters of Sercos devices are made accessible via OPC UA in a vendor-independent manner.

ACCES I/O releases mPCIe-DIO digital I/O cards
July 26, 2017

ACCES I/O releases mPCIe-DIO digital I/O cards

The cards have been designed for use in environments such as military and defense along with applications such as health and medical, point of sale systems, kiosk design, retail, hospitality, automation, gaming and more.

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Fuji Electric announces Spool Type Ultrasonic Flow Meter (FST)
July 26, 2017

Fuji Electric announces Spool Type Ultrasonic Flow Meter (FST)

The FST, which is now available for shipment to customers, has a simplified front panel for configuration of parameters, and allows customers to enter piping conditions or calculate sensor spacing without opening the cover.

Randstad Report: 76 percent of U.S. workers do not fear automation
July 26, 2017

Randstad Report: 76 percent of U.S. workers do not fear automation

Alongside their optimism toward automation, workers also report a willingness to retrain or upskill to maintain their current job status. In fact, the study found half of the respondents (51%) agreed they would be happy to retrain if they were being paid the same or more than their current salary.

CeMAT to shine spotlight on Logistics 4.0 applications
July 26, 2017

CeMAT to shine spotlight on Logistics 4.0 applications

Running the length of CeMAT from 23 to 27 April 2018, this special showcase will consist of some 30 exhibitors showcasing the latest technology involving goods transport, incoming goods, production, warehousing, order picking, packing and outgoing goods.

Rehm announces opening of Taiwanese branch
July 26, 2017

Rehm announces opening of Taiwanese branch

In order to meet the needs of Asian electronics manufacturers and strengthen partnerships with them, Rehm Thermal Systems has recently set up a new branch in Taiwan.

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ISA publishes 'Industrial Cybersecurity for Small and Medium Sized Businesses' whitepaper
July 26, 2017

ISA publishes 'Industrial Cybersecurity for Small and Medium Sized Businesses' whitepaper

This white paper is designed to help small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) recognize their vulnerability to industrial cyberattack and forge an effective cybersecurity plan based on established standards and practices.