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Carlo Gavazzi - sensors for rugged applications
New inductive proximity sensors designed for rugged applications are being introduced by Carlo Gavazzi UK. The sensors have been designed for use on heavy mobile vehicles such as cranes, concrete trucks and refuse lorries.The SPEC1785 inductive proximity sensors are housed in industrial standard stainless steel bodies, which are available in lengths of 35mm and 50mm. The devices are rated at IP67 to ensure a high degree of protection against the environment they have to work in. OLFLEX 170 Truck cable ... more
Metalka Majur Co. started sales of new product range of switches and socket-outlets Royal on March 27th, 2006. Royal product already has got very good feedback from wholesalers and retail stores. Metalka Majur organised a marketing campaign in Serbia in order to promote Royal in the best way. We hope that interest from our export markets will also be at the same level as in Serbia. Official presentation of Royal range was organised for distributors and the biggest wholesalers in ... more
TFT monitors from Fischer Elektronik
When modernising switchgear assemblies or installing new ones, TFT, monitors have largely displaced conventional CRT screens for providing displays. Fischer Elektronik have taken note of this trend and have extended their range of monitor plug-in units by the addition of a range of units suitable for 19” sub-rack and cabinets. The existing range already includes insert modules for 15”, 17”, 19” monitors. TFT monitors plug-in units enable simple and swift installation of monitors in 19” cabinets, sub-racks and cases. The ... more
The MG-2 provides the ultimate in high-speed, high-mix, high-accuracy production for applications such as automotive, memory boards and PC peripherals. It can be used standalone to deliver chipshooting speeds up to 40k cph at lowest cost per placement. Or it can be used alongside the MG-1 and/or MG-8 multifunctional machines to boost line performance in applications requiring additional chipshooting capacity.The MG-2 features a high-precision dual-gantry system carrying four beams, each with six heads. It places components from 01005 to CSP, ... more
Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, today announced the signing of a patent license agreement with the German auto maker BMW AG. The agreement provides BMW access to Microchip-owned patents covering the use of microcontrollers/microprocessors in battery-monitoring sensors, including conventional 12V vehicles. Microchip acquired the licensed technology as part of the PowerSmart® acquisition in 2002. Microchip also manufactures key semiconductor components used in power sensors, including voltage regulators, memory chips and advanced microcontrollers needed for ... more
Tyco diverse businesses into three companies
Tyco announced a plan to divide its current portfolio of diverse businesses into three separate, publicly traded operating companies – Tyco Electronics, the world’s largest passive electronic components manufacturer; Tyco Healthcare, a global healthcare leader in medical devices, technology and disposables; and Tyco International, a diversified global business with leading positions in residential and commercial security, fire protection and industrial infrastructure products and services, accordingly official press release. "In the past couple of years, we have made great progress in ... more
Infineon Technologies has opened a development centre in Bucharest for power semiconductors with analogue and digital functions. The developmental activities being performed in Bucharest for the area of security controllers for chip cards are integrated into the research alliance with the established centres in Munich and Graz.Infineon Technologies is also working the University Politehnica of Bucharest to support local graduates with master-level programmes of study which will meet future R&D requirements in the semiconductor industry. The firm expects to double ... more
TELSONIC Ultrasonics, a Swiss based company specialized in ultrasonic technology, introduces the innovative ultrasonic wire splicing system «TelsoSplice» to the cable and wire harness processing industry. Outstanding features are the large cross section range, the extreme mechanical rigidity and with it, a perfect reproducibility of the splicing quality, simple, fast, and secure tool changing as well as a very user friendly touch screen software with innovative operation modes and quality detection features.The ultrasonic wire splicer TelsoSplice is available as table, ... more
Industry veteran takes the helm at Zetex
Hans Rohrer is to take over the position of chief executive officer at UK chip firm Zetex, replacing founder Bob Conway who is retiring. “The board wishes to thank Bob Conway for his distinguished leadership of Zetex since its foundation in 1989 and wishes him well in his retirement,” said Liz Airey, chairman of Zetex. The transition will take place on February 1, when Rohrer joins the board of Zetex. "I am delighted that Hans Rohrer is joining us. His strong ... more
Universal Instruments appointed new director for Europe
Universal Instruments Corporation has announced the appointment of Peter Bollinger as Director of European Operations, effective from January 2006. Operating from Universal’s in Bad Vilbel near Frankfurt, Bollinger took over the role from Brad Benett, who has relocated back to Universal Instruments’ Binghamton facility. In his new position, Bollinger assumes direct responsibility for all sales and service in Europe, continuing the progressive approach of this predecessor.Among the initial tasks facing the new Director for Europe is the championing of Universal’s ... more
Zetex Regulator Manages Supply Voltage Swings
Meeting the needs of circuits subject to a wide variation in supply voltage, the ZMR330 voltage regulator from Zetex Semiconductors supports an input voltage range from 5V to 24V, to produce a high stability 3.3V output voltage and an output current up to 50mA. Provided in the SOT23 package, this miniature 3-pinned regulator can offer local regulation where board space is at a real premium, and with a typical quiescent current rating of just 120µA, the part provides useful power ... more
Fischer Elektronik has Exdended Eurotainer Design Case Range
Fischer Elektronik, manufacturer of heatsinks, connectors and 19" extension systems, have extended their large range of cases by a multi-purpose aluminium case with guide slots spaced at 5.08 mm for 100 mm Eurocards. The tough plastic frame allows firm and easy connection of Eurotainer design cases in both the horizontal and vertical directions. Feet of various sizes are available which allow the case to be applied either as a table or a desk console. An EMC-shielded design, achieved by the ... more
The World’s Smallest Microcontrollers Rack Up Big Industry Awards for Microchip
Microchip Technology Inc. today announced that its PIC10F 6-pin Flash microcontrollers - the world’s smallest microcontrollers - won prestigious awards from two design - engineering trade publications, Electronic Products magazine and ECN magazine. The editors of Electronic Products selected the PIC10F as a winner in its "29th Annual Product of the Year Awards." From the thousands of products introduced in 2004, the editors chose what they felt were the most outstanding devices, based on significant advances in technology or its ... more
Assembleon has Received the Frost & Sullivan 2005 SMT Product of the Year Award
Frost & Sullivan researched new product launches and products in development in the category and rated their significance on a number of criteria, including their competitive advantage in their industry, innovation in terms of unique or revolutionary technology, value-added services to users, customer satisfaction, and the potential of their technology to become an industry standard.Assembleon received the 2005 Award for its truly flexible production line offering, particularly in high-mix, frequent-changeover environments. The Award recognizes that Assembleon is among the first ... more
Phoenix Contact Modular PSIMOS Fiber Optic Transmission System Is a Winner in the World of Automation
The new modular PSI-MOS fiber optic transmission system has won the Leonard trophy in the control, communication, and automation components category. This prize is awarded annually by the organizers of the "Automation Optimation" trade fair in France for industrial innovations in four categories. The new fiber optic transmission system beat off stiff competition from 25 other nominations.The jury based its decision on the impressive system openness, the solutions for point-to-point connections using the legendary V.24 (RS-232) interface, and the solutions ... more

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PACS Solutions – solving the challenges of Industry 4.0

PACS Solutions – solving the challenges of Industry 4.0

The wide range of complete solutions from the comprehensive portfolio of PACS Solutions is adapted to the specific needs of each individual enterprise or production ecosystem ... more
How to set up an IoT network to get associated data from the sensor to the Cloud? – part II

How to set up an IoT network to get associated data from the sensor to the Cloud? – part II

At the heart of the NeoMesh technology lies a robust protocol stack with integrated security and reliability features. A key aspect is the encryption of the whole wireless communication between ... more
One stop shop for industrial automation

One stop shop for industrial automation

Since 1st of June 2024, PLACAD is officially a sales partner of RNA for South-East Europe. This cooperation enables many industries and machine builders to look into the future and start dreaming big ... more
How to set up an IoT network to get associated data from the sensor to the Cloud? – part I

How to set up an IoT network to get associated data from the sensor to the Cloud? – part I

The E-IoT ecosystem, which offers cellular LPWAN connectivity for direct sensor-database communication and has recently been using NeoCortec’s revolutionary NeoMesh protocol for having an ad-hoc, real low power, sub-GHz mesh WLAN to collect data locally and gateway it ... more
brewmaxx by ProLeiT – the globally recognized gold standard in brewery management

brewmaxx by ProLeiT – the globally recognized gold standard in brewery management

brewmaxx has been successfully implemented in leading brewing companies all over the world, including Heineken, Carlsberg, Diageo, Molsen Coors and AB InBev, as well as at numerous small and medium-sized breweries worldwide ... more
Soil moisture content measurement using E-IoT wireless, ad hoc local network and NB-IoT technology

Soil moisture content measurement using E-IoT wireless, ad hoc local network and NB-IoT technology

Soil moisture detection is one of the key elements of environmental monitoring and agricultural and horticultural IoT solutions. It involves measuring the amount of water in the top layer of soil, which directly affects plant growth, irrigation strategies ... more

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