Smart electronics need smarter fume extraction
As global demand for Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) accelerates, thanks to greater automation in industry and the miniaturisation of devices, electronics companies are being reminded about the workplace health risks associated with certain production processes, and realising that smart electronics need smarter fume extraction.
Solutions for hot shortness
Hot shortness, commonly referred to as partial reflow, is where a connection has been heated close to melt temperatures causing grain boundary weakening. By Gordon McAlpine, Production Manager, Dynamic EMS
How much is an hour of downtime costing you?
According to Oneserve, faulty machinery and downtime costs UK manufacturing three percent of all working days, for an annual average of £31,000 per company. The report also states that three quarters of UK manufacturers outsource equipment maintenance, with each business spending £120,000 a year on average.
Dynamic braking resistors and elevator efficiency
As cities continue to grow, it seems like the only way is up. Increasing urbanisation in recent decades has led construction companies to build upwards, with the construction of over 500 high-rise towers in the pipeline for the city of London alone.
Improved quality control in automotive manufacturing
Universal Robots (UR) has announced that GÖPEL electronic has developed an automated quality control system for automotive manufacturing using its UR10e cobot. According to Thomas Schöppe, Senior Team Manager at GÖPEL electronic, the cobot replaces the company’s manual and cumbersome end of line seating test system.
electronica China postponed until July
The outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has strongly impacted developments in China. Following the directives of the Government of Shanghai Municipality to prevent and control the virus from spreading, Messe München Shanghai was compelled at the beginning of February to postpone electronica China, productronica China and LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA, which were planned to take place in March.
How going digital can reverse your engineering challenges
Connected data environments don’t just talk the talk but also walk the walk on your construction projects, and because of this, they can help to solve many engineering challenges. By Mark Coates, Director of Strategic Industry Engagements at Bentley Systems
Smart tech changing perceptions of construction
The rise of smart tech is changing the reputation of construction, as the sector embraces innovative solutions to some of its more traditional challenges. Health and safety are obvious concerns across all of the UK’s industries, but it’s of particular importance within construction as the rate of fatal injury is around four times as high as the average rate across all industries.
Choke inductors are qualified to AEC-Q200 Grade 1
Common mode choke inductors from Coilcraft designed for noise suppression in a CAN (Controller Area Network) or a CAN FD (Controller Area Network Flexible Data rate) communication bus in automotive or general industrial automation applications are available at Mouser Electronics.
How digital removes the guesswork from manufacturing
Digital transformation is a top strategic priority for 94% of executives, but in order to realise its full potential, manufacturers must start to prioritise customer-centric enterprise solutions on their innovation roadmap. Here, Kevin Bull, Product Strategy Director at Columbus UK has explained how becoming a digitally empowered business can create better customer engagement throughout the entire manufacturing product lifecycle, and has the powe...