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Engineering considerations for hospital standby power

Engineering considerations for hospital standby power
With UK hospitals experiencing year on year growth in patients - up 21% from 2009 to 2019 - and 2020 as a year like no other, healthcare operators are thinking hard about their back up power. Here Bradley Morrissey, Bid Manager at Finning UK & Ireland, the region’s exclusive distributor of Cat energy and transportation systems, explains the engineering considerations when upgrading hospital backup generators.
25th January 2021

Simulation testing ensures products are top quality

Simulation testing ensures products are top quality
Virtual Reality (VR) means much more than video games, as when purchasing an electrical device you’re invariably presented with a table featuring the part’s working parameters and operational limits. Discovering these limits takes a lot of testing, so can simulations simplify this process? Here, Steve Hughes, Managing Director of REO UK, discusses the details that go into simulating, stress-testing and prototyping electrical components.
18th January 2021

Smart lighting system can be voice or app controlled

Smart lighting system can be voice or app controlled
LEDVANCE SmartHome+ is a range of voice or app controlled smart lighting products in stock at distributor RS Components.
14th January 2021


igus designs e-skin flat single pods for cleanrooms

igus designs e-skin flat single pods for cleanrooms
igus has developed the world’s first ‘e-skin flat’ single pod - designed specifically to guide cables in compact and particle-free cleanrooms. To ensure quick and easy installation customers can use the e-skin flat to select and combine chambers and then insert the cables in seconds. There is also the option of a new support chain, which strengthens the e-skin flat. This new energy supply system was first unveiled by igus last year at the Hannover show, the technology exhibition for innovation and emerging trends.
1st December 2020

M&E installation completed at battery industrialisation centre

M&E installation completed at battery industrialisation centre
NG Bailey has completed a fast-paced installation of mechanical and electrical services installation at the UK’s prestigious and pioneering new battery development facility, the £130m UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC). Acting as Principal Contractor, NG Bailey completed the £14.6m installation in just eight months.
25th November 2020

Power stanchion copes with harsh environments

Power stanchion copes with harsh environments
The new Power Dynamics (PDI) watertight Power Stanchion series designed for harsh environments and rugged applications is in stock at New Yorker Electronics.
20th November 2020

igus joins global automation body PROFIBUS & PROFINET International

igus joins global automation body PROFIBUS & PROFINET International
igus has joined the world’s largest automation membership body to advance the research of Profinet technology in dynamic applications. The focus for PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI), which has more than 1,700 members worldwide, is the continuous development of Profibus and Profinet technology, the two most important enabling technologies in automation today.
10th November 2020

Flipping the switch: monitoring electrical equipment

Flipping the switch: monitoring electrical equipment
The Natref petrol refinery, located in the industrial region of Sasolburg, was commissioned in 1971 and is one of South Africa’s oldest inland refineries. Historically, engineers at the refinery have had difficulties monitoring the operations of circuit breakers at the refinery’s substations, leading to increased maintenance costs and unplanned down-time. Here, Ian Loudon, International Sales and Marketing Manager at Omniflex, discusses how alarm annunciators and sequence of events recording came to the aid of plant operational managers at the refinery.
10th November 2020

New range of ultra-compact harmonic filters launched

New range of ultra-compact harmonic filters launched
CP Automation has announced its new range of small-footprint Revcon harmonic filters and regen units. To ensure equipment longevity and efficient energy consumption across oil and gas, water treatment and data centre sectors, the extended product offering includes the Revcon RLD regen unit, Revcon Harmonic Filter RHF-5Pand Revcon RHF-Active.
3rd November 2020

Addressing the threat of interference

Addressing the threat of interference
Whether for condition monitoring or positioning control, fieldbus communication is crucial for connectivity in most modern manufacturing and process environments. Often, however, fieldbus systems are susceptible to ElectroMagnetic Interference (EMI) caused by switching in power supplies, motors and HVAC systems in a plant. Here, Steve Hughes, Managing Director of REO UK, explores the impact of EMI on communications and how this can be mitigated.
12th October 2020


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