Technology File

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

IECEx-certified processing units for intrinsically safe EGE sensors

EGE now offers IECEx-certified signal processing units for the growing range IECEx-approved two-wire sensors. The certification greatly facilitates exporting the intrinsically safe sensors to many countries around the world – machine manufacturers and plant engineers can now use them in…

🕘 07/03/2019

Norton launches Quantum3 professional cutting discs

Saint-Gobain Abrasives is adding to its exclusive range of Norton Quantum3 grinding and combination wheels with an all new, cost-effective range of professional cutting discs. Specifically developed with operators in mind, the discs combine Saint-Gobain’s exclusive bonding system and ceramic…

🕘 14/02/2019

Analog Devices’ DSP Creates Internal and External Engine Sound for Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) has introduced an embedded system for generating engine sound for electric (EV) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEV). The ADSP-BF706 digital signal processor and Electric Vehicle Warning Sound System (EVWSS) firmware enables automobile manufacturers in North America and…

🕘 18/01/2019

Analog Devices’ self-calibrating energy metering IC simplifies embedded electricity measurement

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) introduced an energy metering IC with autocalibration for single-phase energy measurement applications. The new ADE9153A uses mSure technology to automatically calibrate the measurement system, significantly reducing calibration time, labor and equipment costs. As the…

🕘 16/01/2019