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Bringing Windows 10 support programming to Orion motion controllers

Bringing Windows 10 support programming to Orion motion controllers
Intelligent Motion Control (INMOCO) has announced an update to the MotionDesk programming environment for the ORION motion controller from ORMEC. The update to version 3.6 introduces a number of new features, but perhaps importantly brings support for Windows 10, enabling users to take advantage of the increased security for PCs delivered by Microsoft’s current operating system.
9th October 2019

Fast, convenient water quality monitoring solutions

Fast, convenient water quality monitoring solutions
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?
8th October 2019

Taking on the challenges of flow measurement

Taking on the challenges of flow measurement
Manufacturers in the food and beverage industry have two main priorities: product quality and hygiene. For those operating with different fluids, from fruit juice to milk, chocolate and beer, there are many challenges in measuring flow while at the same time minimising waste and energy usage.
26th September 2019


AstraZeneca saves time and space with process controls

AstraZeneca saves time and space with process controls
Creating a pharmaceutical manufacturing suite is a complex task that is governed by a host of standards and specifications. For the AstraZeneca manufacturing plant in North Ryde, Sydney, Australia, the decision to change its primary supplier of process control valves to Bürkert, reduced installation and commissioning costs while also improving process data availability.
16th September 2019

Cruise passengers stay cool with HVAC control systems

Cruise passengers stay cool with HVAC control systems
Modern cruise ships are promoted as the epitome of comfort and luxury; hence, allowing passengers to adjust cabin temperatures to their liking is an essential part of the experience. With such a large number of rooms the HVAC control systems need to balance easy, responsive individual adjustment for hundreds of cabins with the main ship’s systems - in order to ensure an efficient, reliable and accurate service is maintained. 
28th August 2019

IoT gateway PC handles harsh environments

IoT gateway PC handles harsh environments
The Kuber-212G- a compact-sized, fan-less embedded system from Mitwell, a subsidiary of Portwell, features the latest 14nm Intel Celeron N3350 processor (codenamed Apollo Lake). It is compact 99 (L) x 63 (W) x 92 (D) mm design, and features low power consumption, high-performance computing and a powerful graphics engine.
23rd August 2019

Exhaust fan application increases lab building savings

Exhaust fan application increases lab building savings
University Health network (UHN) is Canada's largest research hospital which operates four major hospitals and one teaching institute: Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto General Hospital, Princess Margret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and The Michener Institute.
12th August 2019

Fuel cells - controlling the energy of the future

Fuel cells - controlling the energy of the future
Fuel cells have been hailed as the energy source of the future; they can provide a non-polluting supply of power by re-combining hydrogen and oxygen to create electricity and water. The chemistry sounds very simple, however creating a reliable, efficient and safe energy source requires considerable expertise, especially in the control of the fluids and gases that are involved in this exciting technology. Tony Brennan, Field Segment Manager, at Bürkert, looks at the process in more detail, what is needed to develop the technology and make it more widely available.
8th August 2019

Input system gives users display touch control

Input system gives users display touch control
There is a new generation of intelligent input systems with capacitive touch technology. The intuitive operation with a finger swipe, wipe, rotate or tap via the touch screen corresponds to that of a smartphone and thus meets the current consumer taste.
31st July 2019

Cooling world’s most powerful pulsed neutron source

Cooling world’s most powerful pulsed neutron source
British Thermal engineering specialist GRE has won a five-figure contract to develop bespoke ultra-pure water cooling solutions for the European Spallation Source (ESS) in Lund, Sweden, a multi-disciplinary research facility based on the most powerful pulsed neutron source ever seen.
26th July 2019


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Advanced Engineering 2020
4th November 2020
United Kingdom NEC, Birmingham