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Personal radiation monitor

Flir Systems has announced the identiFINDER R200-GN spectroscopic personal radiation detector (SPRD), the latest addition to its identiFINDER R200-Series handheld radiation security solutions. The rugged, pager-sized device can detect neutrons, in addition to identifying and detecting gamma radiation, allowing front-line responders to quickly determine whether there is a true radiation threat for safe, informed decision

And the Formula Student winner is…

Monash Motorsport from Australia, has claimed victory at Formula Student 2018. The team saw off competition from 129 student teams from over 30 countries at Silverstone race track in England. This year has marked the first time that there was a driverless element to the competition, FS-AI, with some teams being tasked with developing a

Next generation of mix-proof valves announced

SPX Flow has announced the launch of a new range of mix-proof hygienic valves. This D4 Series is the result of continued development from both APV and Waukesha Cherry-Burrell process technologies. Used for the reliable separation of dissimilar products, the D4 Series helps fulfil today’s customer demands for production flexibility, maximised productivity, rapid return on

New PV inverter

Delta is launching its new 1,500 Vdc string solar PV inverter M125HV series alongside a portfolio of energy-saving lithium-ion battery energy storage solutions. The M125HV is designed to optimise the productivity of solar PV power plants as it features peak efficiency up to 99%, 125kVA of maximum output power, active cooling and an electromagnetic interference (EMI)-proof design. Andreas Hoischen from  Delta in

New DC/DC bus converter series

Flex Power Modules has announced an addition to the BMR480 DC/DC advanced bus converter series for high-end and high-power applications. The BMR48001x6/005 delivers 12V DC at up to 1300W of power and 108.3A. Packaged in the industry-standard quarter-brick format measuring 58.4 x 36.8 x 14.48mm (2.30 x 1.45 x 0.57 inches), the it achieves a power density of more

AI and autonomy on the race track

To mark the 20th anniversary of Formula Student, organisers have launched a driverless element to the competition.  Some teams have been tasked with developing a cost-effective software package to enable an Artificial Intelligence car to make its own decisions, and evolve to improve its own performance.  The new aspect of the competition ensures that Formula

New CHP plant comes on line in Korea

GE has announced that commercial operation was recently achieved at GS Power’s Anyang Combined Heat and Power Plant Unit 2-1 in Anyang City, Gyeonggi Province of Korea, using one GE 7HA.02 gas turbine, one GE D652 steam turbine, one heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) and a plant control system.   This important milestone was achieved eight

Enhanced functionality for single board computers

RS Components is adding more ways to prototype and expand the functionality of popular single board computers like Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone, with XinaBox xChip hardware modules. The xChip concept makes a wide variety of electronic functions available in a standardised modular format that can be assembled, in any order, tobuild electronic devices quickly and easily. No

Novel air bubble curtain for large marine projects

More energy efficiency and fewer greenhouse gases and as soon as possible – these are the objectives of the German Energiewende, or energy turnaround. The expansion of wind power at sea is therefore crucial. Currently, offshore wind farms with a total output of more than 5.3 gigawatts are in operation in Germany. By 2030, wind

AM boost

Texas Instruments has announced new DLP Pico controllers that deliver advanced light control capabilities in smaller form factors for mass-market 3D scanners and 3D printers. DLPC347x controllers offer the micron-to-sub-millimetre resolution typically found in high-performance, industrial-grade applications in a smaller form for desktop 3D printers and portable 3D scanners.   Developers can pair the new DLPC3470,