Industrial

Electronics underpins many industrial systems; with applications ranging from programmable logic controllers to sensors to communications. But the market has its particular requirements, including reliability and immunity to the often hostile environment. This means companies involved in the sector, as well as those looking to supply products to those building industrial applications, need to keep up to date.

New Electronics covers developments in the industrial electronics sector, bringing technology updates and opinion from the market.

Addressing biodiversity protection

Previous waves of global economic growth have been driven by industrial and agricultural practices many of which, with hindsight, have been detrimental to the health and sustainability of life on our planet.

Why Ethernet-APL is so important

Ethernet-APL (advanced physical layer) specifies the details of the application of Ethernet communication to sensors and actuators for the process industry and will be published under the IEC.

The future of mining

Could the mining industry be at an inflection point with a historically conservative industry finally starting to embrace new technologies?

A touch-free world

Optical sensors are being used to help create a safer, touch-free world as a result of COVID, as Gabriele Fulco explains to New Electronics.

Keeping production on track

For semiconductor manufacturers, compound semiconductor manufacturers, raw wafer material suppliers, and R&D labs, utilising wet process cleaning equipment is critical when it comes to producing extremely reliable products.

A brighter tomorrow?

While the COVID-19 pandemic has yet to fully play-out, it’s had a profound impact on how we work, play and rest. New Electronics takes a look at the technologies that could drive change going forward.

Pushing the envelope

State-of-the-art wireless and computing technologies are demanding greater innovation when it comes to test & measurement, as Sebastian Richter explains to New Electronics.

Growing hygiene concerns

How we interact with technology, through the interfaces we use, has changed radically with people becoming more comfortable using touchscreens whether in their private lives, professionally or when interacting with public services such as banks and public transport.

Navigating Covid-19

“It’s almost Darwinian out there”, according to one CEO who spoke to New Electronics and, with the impact of Covid-19 yet to be fully played out, it’s likely that only those companies that are able to adapt to the changes brought about by the pandemic and the challenges of recession that will be the ones to survive.

The self-powered IoT

EnOcean, a pioneer in energy harvesting, has been developing and manufacturing maintenance free wireless switches and sensors for over 20 years, and its products have been installed in over 500,000 buildings around the world.

Battery health & safety

Lithium-ion batteries are popular because they have a number of important advantages.They’re lighter when compared to other types of rechargeable battery and lithium, being highly reactive, can store a lot of energy in its atomic bonds.

Squeezing every drop!

The Internet of Things (IoT), Industry 4.0, digital health and greater prevalence of wearable electronics all rely heavily on the use of sensing devices that it simply won’t be practical to plug into a mains socket.

Control your lighting

Whilst the advantages of converting from fluorescent lighting to LED technology are substantial, they become far greater when integrated with an intelligent lighting control system, which delivers the correct amount of light where and when it is needed.

Predicting the future

"For me science fiction is a way of thinking, a way of logic that bypasses a lot of nonsense. It allows people to look directly at important subjects," so said Gene Roddenberry, the creator of Star Trek.

Amass DC power connectors

Some electronic components are well known to even complete rookies, not to mention electronic engineers or technicians. They are so common that at some point we stop paying attention to them, even though we have never even thought of finding out the name of their manufacturer. A very good example of such products are the well-known XT30, XT60 or XT90 power connectors (plugs and sockets). Do you know the name of their manufacturer?

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