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Torqueing through the COVID lockdown

A torque sensor manufactured by Sensor Technology has played a small but important role in a prize-winning advanced vehicle design.

The national lockdowns of 2020 may have helped advance the design and development of the next generation of hyper-efficient city cars, as reorganisation of an annual endurance competition lead one of the teams to ...
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27/10/2020 Honeywell launches VR trainer Honeywell has launched industrial training that combines 3D immersive ... » Read More

26/10/2020 Automatic conveyor lubrication By installing automatic lubricators for bearings on its conveyor drive ... » Read More

26/10/2020 Social distancing tool launch RS Components has introduced the Safe Distancing Assistant from Pathfindr. » Read More
23/10/2020 Consult: buildings competence BSI has launched a consultation on the first iteration of a new standard ... » Read More

23/10/2020 Treatt builds digital factory Treatt, an ingredients manufacturer and solutions provider to the global ... » Read More

22/10/2020 WEPA orders Valmet tissue line Valmet will supply a complete tissue line, including full automation ... » Read More

Reviewing the new MOD maintenance contracts for mobile plant

While the MOD buys special-purpose vehicles for warfare, such as tanks, the civil and transport works that create its supply chain tend to use commercial off-the-shelf industrial machinery. Three different contracts for the maintenance of that equipment were combined into a larger one that has been won by a consortium made up of Amey and Briggs Defence. By ... » Read More

27/10/2020 Serving data across all assets A collaborative, non-profit initiative to serve internet-of-things data across any number of devices and assets, is now gearing up for the next phase of rollout. According to its founders, its development is seen as the natural ... » Read More

22/10/2020 Robotank Remotely-piloted autonomous drone aircraft have changed the face of warfare in the last decade or so, by removing human pilots altogether. Now, a new generation of autonomous vehicles are being developed that do the donkey work of ... » Read More

22/10/2020 Military aircraft technicians Defence cuts are nothing new. The UK’s armed forces’ role changes as frequently as the Guard. But now the UK government has announced it doesn’t want its military aircraft technicians licenced to a common European standard. What are ... » Read More
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