When Pickering Electronics was first established in 1968 as a reed relay manufacturer, some said that these devices would have a limited lifetime. Instead, the market for high-quality reed relays has reached into areas that were inconceivable in those days...
A medical technology supplier envisaged an innovative diverter unit for tracked ceiling hoists, designed to enhance efficiency and comfort when transporting patients between hospital treatment and consulting rooms. This article discusses how Magnet Schultz took on the design aspects of the critical 'diverter' component… and ended up delivering the entire system prototype – all in a two month development window.
Despite the proliferation of touchscreen and other electronic interfaces – and repeated predictions of the demise of electromechanical snap-action switches, their sales remain healthy.
Poor light conditions in enclosures make the job of electrical professionals extremely difficult, not least because the colours of cables become harder to distinguish. Dimly lit enclosures can allow mistakes to creep in. A new generation of lights from Rittal, developed specially for enclosure technology, provides users with a good solution.
Harsh environments similar to those found in water and wastewater facilities can affect the ability of an electrical enclosure to protect the controls contained within, leading to a multitude of problems.
Installing a fan to ventilate an electrical enclosure may seem to some as simply just another cost to cut.
Identifying possible causes for failure, and the prevention thereof, is critical for systems in aerospace and defence applications, particularly where extreme shock and vibration are prevalent, as well heat, dust, moisture or chemicals.
3D printing has come a long way in a short time, aided in no small measure by the capabilities of UV and EB curing. Here, Mark Macaré reviews the current status in the dynamic 3D printing market.
Modern FPGA-based designs use an increasing amount of intellectual property (IP), both in variety and number of instances.