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.

Securing national infrastructure

Increasingly hackers are becoming more sophisticated and turning from bank accounts and smart devices to targeting a country’s infrastructure. As a consequence cyber-security has never been more important.

Easy as Pi

Sony Corporation’s electronics manufacturing arm, based in Wales, is pioneering the use of the Raspberry Pi single board computer (SBC) to bring its Industry 4.0 vision to life.

Throwing a light on Bluetooth

COVID-19 and the resulting pandemic has effectively shifted growth in Bluetooth annual device shipments out by one year, according to a new report from the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG).

Communication in Fieldbus and Industrial Ethernet standards LAPP industrial cables

As the production lines develop and become increasingly complex, the number of devices (sensors and actuators) that need to be managed also grows. Industrial processes are carried out by PLCs and extensive networks of digital or analogue connections. Most often, these are systems based on electric (copper) or fibre-optic cables. Depending on the age of the infrastructure, these will be FIELDBUS (older) or ETHERNET (newer) systems

Process, People, Technology

When it comes to the adoption of technology, manufacturers need to take a strategic approach that brings processes, people and technology together.

Freeing humans from repetitive tasks

Located in Quebec City, Canada, the Robotiq company was set up with one aim in mind – to free human hands from repetitive tasks - and to that end it has been focused on developing a range of tools and software for the collaborative robotics (cobots) market.

Navigating the pathway to 5G

Is 2021 set to be the year that 5G delivers? With the construction and upgrading of base stations and other infrastructure and the roll out of mobile 5G devices, are we about to see the realisation of the many promises associated with the technology?

Truck platooning

All around the country, at all times of the day, 365 days a year, commercial vehicles are on the move.

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.

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