Technical Articles

Ultrasonic Measurement with Microchip’s PIC and AVR Microcontrollers
Today ultrasonic measurement is used in a wide range of applications. The main advantage of ultrasonic is that it is contactless and it is used in various levels of measuring applications as nearly all materials can be detected ... more
Circular economy opportunities in the European machine tool sector
A recently published report on the European machine tool sector, conducted and published by CECIMO, defines the sector as an industry having high potential to benefit from circular economy practices and approaches ... more
Renewable energy sector in Greece
In recent years the Greek energy mix is characterized by increased RES electricity production and improved energy efficiency, reflecting the country`s efforts to adopt European and national policies ... more
Electromobility in South-East European countries
Electrоmobility is one of the fastest growing sectors in today`s economy. In South-East Europe this industry is also developing but at a slower pace in comparison to other parts of the continent. In recent years there are many different projects and initiatives related to the expansion of electromobility in SEE countries ... more
Plastic and Rubber processing machinery in Turkey
The Turkish plastic and rubber processing machinery sector is dynamically developing industry which accounts for a relatively large share of the country`s export business. It is among the areas where Turkey is strongly competitive ... more
Lighting products and systems manufacturers in Bulgaria
Lighting components and systems production is a traditional industrial sector in Bulgaria which dates back to the 1940s. Today Bulgarian manufacturers of lighting products and systems successfully keep up with European and global market trends offering technologically advanced and high-quality products. ... more
The CoLLaboratE project aims to revolutionize the way humans and robots cooperate
CoLLaboratE aims to revolutionize the way industrial robots learn to cooperate with human workers for performing new manufacturing tasks, with a special focus on the challenging area of assembly operation ... more
Metallurgy in Albania
Rich in natural resources, Albania is a part of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in order to modernise and promote good governance of the extractive industries ... more
Machine tools market in Romania
The machine tools market in Romania is a dynamically developing sector which constitutes an important pillar of the country`s economy. The industrial manufacturing sector consists mainly of: automotive OEM and components; heavy machinery and machine tools ... more
SEE as a promising hub for the global automotive industry
A recent survey examines several SEE countries as attractive markets for automotive investments and growing in popularity manufacturing hubs. Among them are Romania, Slovenia, Serbia, North Macedonia and Bulgaria ... more
PCB and EMS Industry in Bulgaria
The Bulgarian electronic industry has longstanding traditions and is supported by experienced and highly qualified workforce. The Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) is a dynamically developing pillar of the Bulgarian electronic production industry. Components and equipment for the electronics manufacturing industry are also broadly produced in Bulgaria ... more
Ensuring security when connecting industrial embedded systems to the cloud
The dawn of Industry 4.0 has seen factories become far more automated with remote manufacturing and control concepts. While this brings many benefits in terms of business efficiency it also exposes some very expensive assets to the risk of unwanted access ... more
Brake Resistors in Frequency Converter Applications
Self-protecting PTC brake resistors are often used for frequency inverters in the low power range as well as for servo controllers. Currently, there are very few manufacturers of these special brake resistors for these applications ... more
Zero-Drift Amplifiers Offer Superior Precision at the Cost of Time Domain Performance
Zero-drift amplifiers, meaning amplifiers that implement a continuously self-correcting architecture, have received a lot of fanfare due to the high level of DC precision that they enable ... more
Passive Matrix OLEDs
For some time now, passive matrix OLED (PMOLED) displays have also been hugely popular, for example in the industrial sector. Vibrant colors, unique contrasts, and high resolutions as well as a slender design make them interesting for product developers of industrial applications, especially when used as a replacement for a passive LCD display to enhance the application’s aesthetic appeal. ... more

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EBRD and ENEF support the modernization of Bosnian TEM Mandeks

EBRD and ENEF support the modernization of Bosnian TEM Mandeks

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Enterprise Expansion Fund (ENEF) announced they were supporting the modernization of TEM Mandeks – a Bosnian manufacturer of electrical installation ... more
EU renewable energy project in Croatia and Serbia supports public lighting modernization

EU renewable energy project in Croatia and Serbia supports public lighting modernization

A renewable energy project, financed by the European Union, supported two Croatian towns and a city in Serbia in improving their energy efficiency. Under the R-Sol-E solar energy initiative the ... more
Kosovo to build its biggest wind farm with a 58 mln. euro loan

Kosovo to build its biggest wind farm with a 58 mln. euro loan

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing a 58 million euro loan to support finance the construction and operation of the 105 MW Bajgora wind farm in the north part of Kosovo ... more

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