Technology File

Nissan achieves breakthrough in carbon fibre parts production

A material used in airplanes, rockets and sports cars may find its way into more mass-market cars thanks to a new production process developed by Nissan. Nissan found a new approach to the existing production method known as compression resin transfer moulding. The existing method involves forming…

🕘 07/09/2020

Technology and the "new normal": London showcases how tech can help navigate our fast evolving world

This week, London Tech Week 2020 showcases the best of global tech and how it will play a crucial role in helping us navigate the challenges facing our changing world. Europe’s most influential tech event, which runs through 11th September, will look at the impact of the technology ecosystem…

🕘 03/09/2020

Improving availability of energy storage technology

Following the Government’s announcement to relax planning legislation around constructing larger batteries for renewable power sources, energy storage suppliers should take similar steps to make the technology available on a smaller scale. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial…

🕘 02/09/2020

Augmented reality for healthcare improvements

The market for XR (virtual, augmented and mixed reality) is predicted exceed $30bn by 2030, says Dr Charlotte Coles, IDTechEx Technology Analyst. Augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR) and virtual reality (VR) - all part of the "Spatial reality" family - are being used more and more in…

🕘 01/09/2020

Forklift users switching from LPG to lithium-ion

Operators of LP Gas-powered warehouse trucks are increasingly switching to lithium-ion battery-powered alternatives as they look to maximize truck up-time, drive down running costs, reduce operational noise levels and eliminate exhaust emissions within their buildings. That is the view of John…

🕘 26/08/2020

Forecasts show 46 GW increase of renewables technology capacity required by 2030

Forecasts from Cornwall Insight’s ‘ Benchmark power curve ’ suggests that up to ~46GW of new build renewable technology ̶ ~11GW onshore wind, ~10GW solar and ~25GW offshore wind ̶ may need to be developed by 2030 to keep pace with 2050 net zero targets. This large-scale…

🕘 13/08/2020

New Solar Energy Optics technology transforms solar industry economics

The Solar Energy Optics (“SEO”) film solution developed by ICS is one of the key outcomes from comprehensive industrial research and development around light guide technology. “We have found a way to capture and very precisely redirect light beams,” explains Kari Rinko, CTO…

🕘 20/07/2020

Maintenance-free DC UPS modules for DIN rail mounting protect against power failure, brownout and flicker

Two new DC UPS compact modules from Bicker Elektronik (Donauwoerth / Germany) ensure the uninterruptible power supply of DC loads such as low-power embedded IPCs, gateways, motors, sensors, actuators or cameras in the field of industrial control, process and automation technology, medical and…

🕘 28/06/2019

New DIN Rail AC inrush current limiter for capacitive & inductive loads

Powersolve’s new PSICL series is a low-cost peak inrush current limiter designed for capacitive and inductive loads in a variety of applications. These include installations across complex automation systems and machinery as well as isolation transformers or LED lighting applications where…

🕘 22/03/2019

New FNT 16 neutral disconnect terminal for 2.5 – 25mm²

CONTA-CLIP expands its range of single-level push-in installation terminals, adding the FNT 16 neutral disconnect terminal for wire cross sections between 2.5mm² and 25mm² (up to 16mm² with wire-end ferrules). The push-in connection system allows for safe connection of wires without tools. When a…

🕘 07/03/2019