Industrial

RS Components launches small-size RS Pro infrared temperature sensor for industrial equipment

RS Components(RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers, has launched a new RS Pro low-cost and high-performance infrared temperature sensor. Available at a highly attractive price, key features of the device include its extremely small size – 31mm diameter by only 30mm high – and side-entry cable, …

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The growing demand for industrial switches – what they are and why we need them

By Paul Routledge, country manager D-Link UKI Talk of smart cities, the Industrial Internet of Things and fully autonomous cars often excites, but it rarely looks at fundamental components needed to realise these next-generation technology developments. But while the UK may not see the likes of ‘smart benches’ appearing in …

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Chassis Plans launches new 7-inch rugged tablet for industrial and military applications 

Built in the USA, Chassis Plans’ new ultra-rugged MTB-7 tablet is designed for use by mobile workers in harsh environments. In a sleek package with the highest-rated protection against water, dirt, smoke and dust (IP68 and Mil-STD 810G), this new Rugged Tablet provides optimum ruggedness to support a wide range …

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u-blox announces smallest industrial Bluetooth 5 module

Ultra-compact and designed for tough environments, ANNA-B1 is fully tailored to applications for the Industrial Internet of Things. u-blox, a global leader in wireless and positioning technologies, has announced the new ANNA-B1 Bluetooth 5 module for industrial applications. Its ultra-compact module design and industrial operating temperature range make it ideal for …

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Kionix’s New KX220 Analog Accelerometers for the industrial market

Compact high-bandwidth design supports up to +/-40g, ideal for vibration sensing and shock detection in industrial and commercial applications Kionix , a ROHM group company, is pleased to announce the release of the KX220 sensor series, a new family of medium-g, tri-axis Analog Accelerometers. Initially two versions are available: the KX220-1071 …

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1U rackmount server chassis for PICMG 1.3 SBC board with 4 HDD mobile racks

AICSYS Inc. developed RCK-107BR for flexible, and high performance rackmount PC applications. It offers flexibility for IT system professionals to convert to a wide range of network server applications including data centres, telecommunication, automation industrial control and IoT applications etc. AICSYS Inc. new RCK-107BR is a 1U rackmount sever chassis …

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Five steps to zero downtime: downtime is money

Few things can damage the financial stability of a manufacturing facility more than unexpected downtime. Unplanned downtime may be beyond the control of a manufacturer – caused by infrastructure failures, human error or even natural catastrophes. However, there are ways to reduce the risk. Here, Lee Sullivan, regional manager for …

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Essentra Components create interactive online hub for Industry 1.0 to 4.0

Industry 4.0 has been a popular topic since the term was first coined. There have been many conversations over the years around connected devices, IoT and how all these contributing factors help make up the latest industrial revolution. However, although the future of Industry 4.0 continues to be discussed across …

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High current DC/DC controllers scales across multiple platforms in telecom and datacom systems

The increasing scalability being found in the next generation of routers and switches commonly found in telecom and datacom systems has exerted pressure on power supply manufactures to provide smart and flexible high efficiency solutions that can be scaled across multiple platforms. Bruce Haug, senior product marketing engineer, Linear Technology, …

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Complete connectivity solutions for automation infrastructures

The desire to harness the wealth of information available from smart, networked devices to revolutionise industrial processes is the very essence of Industry 4.0. Machine builders are taking every opportunity to adopt technologies that help realise this concept – one being secure connectivity solutions that perform reliably, even under extremely …

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