Technical Articles

Packaging industry in Türkiye
According to a report by the Turkish Ministry of trade, over the last five years the average annual growth rate of the packaging industry in the country has been 6%, and it is expected to remain the same in the coming years ... more
Compiler qualification, certification and ISO 26262
When developing an item with ISO 26262 safety requirements, the standard requires that all software tools used in that item`s development have documented evidence as to why each tool is unlikely to introduce an error that will cause unsafe operation ... more
Potential for growth in the Western Balkans’ machinery sector
Supported by most recent reports published under OECD responsibility, the article explores the machinery sector growth perspectives for Western Balkans and the challenges to increasing their productivity. It analyses factors and proposes certain steps that will lead to sufficient improvement and boost development of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), which are considered the engine of growth for the sector ... more
Implementing the European Green Deal in SEE
SEE countries often face issues of a structural nature such as dependence on lignite and related problems regarding the reduction of this reliance, concerns about security of supply, the rates of electricity prices, the expected regional and social implications of the transition, and a lack of transparency ... more
En-route to the high-rise farm with LEDs
With the latest LED technology, which emits very little heat, light sources can be provided close to the cultivated plants without burning them ... more
Cable harness manufacturing in Bulgaria
The activities of the major part of the companies operating in Bulgaria are directed towards the manufacturing of cable harnesses for the automotive industry with main clients such as Volkswagen Group, Renault, Ford, Daimler and others ... more
How to prevent dropped communication in critical IoT applications
Networks like those offered in the ATSAMR30 family of MCUs with sub-GHz radio help ensure critical pieces are in place for information to be reliably transferred in changing environments when needede, all while sustaining long battery life ... more
Semiconductor switches for electronic fuses
The thermal characteristic of the protected object is crucial; for example the electric cable, the wiring harness or the semiconductor switch in the connected control unit. Instead of safety fuses or electro-magnetically triggered mechanical contacts, electronic fuses contain semiconductor switches along with their control logic including protective and diagnostic functions ... more
IoT security requires an end-to-end approach
One approach to enforcing secure boot and key storage is to incorporate all of the required blocks into a microcontroller. However, such secure microcontrollers are not available in the many variants that embedded designers can come to expect, which can increase the system cost ... more
Sheet metal processing industry in Bulgaria
The majority of Bulgarian companies engaged in sheet metal processing use high-tech CNC machine tools, allowing them to achieve the desired levels of quality, precision and characteristics of the finished product ... more
Pharmaceuticals manufacturing in Greece
According to data, published by the Greek government, through the years the country’s pharmaceutical industry has remained a relatively strong sector, annually contributing about EUR 2,8 billion to GDP ... more
The Croatian brewing sector
According to a paper on beer production in Croatia, published by Flanders Investment & Trade, the country’s market is dominated by three major breweries owned by global companies, and additionally features a dozen medium-sized, small and microbreweries ... more
Energy sector development in Türkiye
Turkey is a fast-growing economy with rapidly increasing energy demand. However, by implementing a variety of interlinked measures, the country’s energy reforms have provided the needed energy security ... more
Remote Diode Conditioning ICs Provide Cost Effective Alternatives to Traditional Temperature Sensing Solutions
The article discusses the benefits, limitations and cost efectiveness of remote diode temperature monitoring ICs versus other traditional temperature sensing technologies such as silicon ambient temperature sensor ICs, thermistors Resistive Thermal Detectors (RTDs) and thermocouples ... more
Food and beverage sector in Romania
Over the last few years the food processing industry in Romania has experienced a rapid development as a lot of significant investments have been made in order to optimise the production flows ... 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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