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April 18, 2017 by Leroy Spence, sales and business manager, EU Automation

The best of industrial automation is yet to come Industry super trends

Regardless of whether you call it Industry 4.0, the Industrial Internet or the Internet of Things (IoT), the shift towards connected technologies is clear across most industry sectors.

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April 11, 2017 by Sohail Kamal, EP&T’s West Tech Report columnist

Gocator sparks LMI Technologies’ recent expansion

LMI Technologies, a Vancouver-based developer of smart 3D inspection and scanning solutions for material optimization and factory automation, recently expanded into a 62,400 sq. ft. facility in order to accommodate year-over-year growth of 15 to 20%.  Tripling its space will

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April 4, 2017 by Accutronics Ltd.

Smart battery guide will reduce costly design errors

Professional battery manufacturer Accutronics Ltd., Staffordshire UK, has published an infographic providing guidelines for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) on what should be considered when specifying a rechargeable smart battery to power their next product. The infographic highlights the importance of

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March 23, 2017 by Advanced Linear Devices Inc.

Energy harvesting for a greener environment

Introduction Energy Harvesting (EH) is the process of electronically capturing and accumulating energy from a variety of energy sources deemed wasted or otherwise said to be unusable for any practical purpose. Energy harvesting, or energy scavenging as the process is

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March 16, 2017 by Sohail Kamal, EP&T West Tech Report

AI to spark growth in hardware: Kindred to lead the way

Vancouver-based Kindred Systems Inc. creates first deliverables: Robots to modernize our e-commerce warehouses

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March 8, 2017 by Kathy Winter, vice president and general manager of the Automated Driving Solutions Division at Intel Corp.

What do ‘Superheroes,’ driverless cars and 5G have in common?

Superpower-like speed and senses come together with 5G to make the autonomous experience possible

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February 27, 2017 by Dorigo Systems Ltd.

Building quality electronics through outsourcing – North America or offshore?

Icarus was aware that when other companies chose a name-brand, offshore vendor to build their first product they were surprised by the effort required to effectively manage arms-length production.  For their new product, Nautilus Marine Rescue GPS, Icarus decided to

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February 18, 2017 by Leroy Spence, sales and business manager, EU Automation

The best of industrial automation is yet to come

Leroy Spence, sales and business manager at industrial spare supplier EU Automation, outlines the industry super trends that are anticipated to change the face of manufacturing in 2017.  Connectivity Regardless of whether you call it Industry 4.0, the Industrial Internet

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February 9, 2017 by Dr Harry Zervos, Principal Analyst, IDTechEx

Robotics Sensing: Why now?

Innovation in robotics is moving ahead at a fast pace, spearing ahead the expected proliferation of robots in new and existing applications. Deploying sensors in robotics allows for the creation of robots that can “see” and “feel”, in a biomimetic

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January 30, 2017 by Rob Boyd, senior product manager, Schleuniger Inc.

The impact of German automotive OEM connector test specification LV 214-4

It goes without saying that every manufacturer wants to ensure they are producing a quality product. Standards and specifications from various organizations provide a guideline from which manufacturers can measure different areas of quality, while also providing the end user

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January 23, 2017 by Sonja Brown, director of product marketing – piezo and protection devices, EPCOS, a TDK Group Company

ESD and heat protection considerations for LED design

There are several factors that can affect solid state lighting in electronic design from stress issues, to packaging-related issues to component-related issues. Design engineers must take these factors into account. There are five key threats that affect the reliability of

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January 16, 2017 by Eric Grange, industry marketing manager – automotive, C&K

Optimizing and customizing electromechanical components for automotive applications

User interface is an extremely important aspect of any vehicle ‘experience.’  Obviously, electromechanical components, including switches, in automotive applications must provide high reliability and long operating life but their utility can’t end there. Switches must also add to the look