Decarbonisation and modern electric process heaters
Companies in the oil and gas industry are taking bold steps to reduce their carbon footprint. The overall strategy to tackle carbon emissions relies not only on alternative energy investment and increased efficiency, but also converting key industrial processes to electric. Here Volker Metzger, Applied Thermal Expert for Europe at industrial heating technology manufacturer Watlow, has explored the role of electric process heaters in dec...
Help the IET change the face of engineering
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has launched a new campaign to find inspiring engineers and technologists from all walks of life who have changed or are making a difference in our world for the greater good.
Technology in manufacturing: innovation must never stop
Technology’s grip on modern-day life has tightened over the last decade, especially in the world of manufacturing. Innovation, efficiency, safety and hygiene have been the order of the day for quite some time, with the latter gaining more spotlight due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Will industrial robot sales recover in 2021?
Recovery in automotive industry and sustained momentum from food sector will be key to industrial robots recovery in 2021, a new edition of the report on Industrial Robots by an ESOMAR-certified marker research and consulting firm has found. According to the study, demand for industrial robots witnessed a deceleration in 2020, however, as economic recovery has commenced, manufacturers can look forward to opportunities to emerge.
Integration is the biggest barrier to digitalisation
Seven in ten telco operators say that integration with legacy technology is the number one barrier to digitalisation, with concerns of privacy and data not far behind. That’s according to a new report from the Technology Innovation Council commissioned by mobile technology specialists, Upstream.
Integration and collaboration - the heart of image sensor reference design
Scott Hunt, System Application Engineer at Analog Devices (ADI), discusses the factors at the heart of a high performance image sensor reference design.
Driving enhanced efficiency
We are all familiar with USB integrated sockets, particularly with USB Type-A ports that provide increased end user flexibility for charging mobile devices such as phones and tablets. As the newer USB Type-C connector looks set to eventually replace USB Type-A, what are the real benefits behind fitting sockets with this type of port today? Emma Segelov, MK Electric’s EMEA Marketing Operations Manager, provides insight on the evolution of US...
Cooperation vital for post-pandemic recovery
Cooperation is the key to powering forward the post-pandemic recovery and capitalising on the opportunity of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, industry leaders told the Made Smarter: journey to digital manufacturing conference.
The benefits of blind mate connectors
Electrical connectors must often be mated in situations where they are hard to see or difficult to reach. Combined with the fact that they are challenging to use in harsh environment applications, installation and maintenance times are longer, leading to increased costs. Here Shaun Findley, European Director of Product and Purchasing at PEI-Genesis, has discussed how blind mate connectors can help engineers address these challenges.
Critical AI video analytics
Xilinx has launched an AI video analytics platform with an ecosystem of partner solutions built to accelerate the most complex and latency-sensitive AI video inferencing applications. Pejman Roshan, Vice President of Marketing, Data Center Group, explains more.