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5 Questions to ask before choosing a cut & strip machine

A lot of time and effort often goes into finding the right equipment for your facility. Purchasing a new wire cut & strip machine is no different. With so many options, where does one start? Asking these five questions during the decision...
Dec 12, 2014

M2M trend predictions for 2015

Some 4.9 billion connected “things” will be in use in 2015, up 30% from 2014, and will reach 25 billion by 2020, according to recent research from industry analyst Gartner.
Dec 5, 2014

Internet of Things: Who will be the winners?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is of great excitement to many of the world's largest consumer electronics companies because they seek the "next big thing", with existing markets in smart phones, tablets and computing saturating. Contenders...
Nov 29, 2014

Battery welding - A selection guide

Batteries and battery packs have become an integral part of everyday life, in response to the ever-increasing demand for portable electronic devices, cordless power tools, energy storage, and hybrid and EV cars. This in turn, drives the need to...
Nov 21, 2014

To clean or not to clean printed circuit boards?

There are many factors that come into play when determining between the ‘No Clean’ process versus a ‘Cleaning’ process of printed circuit boards (pcbs). Complicated by two key drivers, the first factor is increasing...
Nov 14, 2014

Energy efficiency level VI is coming. Are you ready?

 In the early 1990s, it was estimated that there were more than 1-billion external power supplies active in the United States alone. The efficiency of these power supplies, mainly utilizing linear technology, could be as low as 50% and...
Nov 1, 2014

Ottawa- A smart place to develop wearable companies

Wearable devices have quickly evolved from a quirky buzz word into a trendy and growing product category. This was made clear recently at the University of Waterloo where industry Canada unveiled new electronic labeling regulations for wearable...
Oct 31, 2014

Why metal filtered fans beat plastic for electrical enclosures

There are many options to consider for cooling solutions for your electrical enclosure. Depending on the ambient conditions, anything from a closed loop air conditioner to a filtered fan could be used. All cooling solutions have a few different...
Oct 24, 2014

Do your products comply with Chinese or European RoHS?

Given that the environment and human resistance to hazardous substances is roughly the same all over the globe, why are there so many legal requirements targeting the same issues? The one million dollars question is : Why does a product comply...
Oct 17, 2014

China's fast growing medical devices market opens door to international OEMs

An emerging middle class, increased wealth and rapidly rising health care expenditure combine to make China the world’s fourth largest market for medical equipment.
Oct 10, 2014

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