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Keysight Technologies EMEAI

Test and Measurement

June 26, 2017 13:22

Keysight Technologies' Next Generation Triple-Output Power Supplies – Get More for Less!

Have more confidence & be more productive with our next generation triple-output power supplies! Features such as a 4.3" colour LCD which can display 3 colour-coded channels simultaneously for the best ease-of-use experience! Search Keysight at RS

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sammyhrs

Connectors

June 26, 2017 13:12

FH63 Series, FFC/FPC connector is all action!

A unique single action lock allows a FFC/FPC to be inserted into the connector without opening the lock lever. This can be done with one hand or by automated machinery to save valuable assembly time. Search FH63 at RS.

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Redstone

Robotics

June 26, 2017 13:00

Start Enabling Machine Vision: For When The Machines Rise Up Against Us

For those of us who have been around a while, our first conscious introduction to the concept of machine vision was probably in the original Terminator movie when we were treated to the red-hued, augmented-reality perspective of the T-800 Terminator.

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leonie

Articles

June 26, 2017 11:25

Daniele Capocci - BrightSparks Class of 2017 Award Winner

Dan Capocci joined Nissan Technical Centre initially on an industrial placement from Hertfordshire University whilst undertaking a motorsport degree.

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DesignSpark

Newsletter Archive

June 26, 2017 09:00

Newsletter 19-06-17

This week: The MeArm Robotic Kit, Hyperloop competition heats up and what DC link capacitor should you use?

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Ebracoud

Electromechanical

June 26, 2017 08:01

Customizable tactile switches to match specific customer requirements

Actuators, domes, housings, haptics and resistance are key to a successful integration in an application. C&K’s KSC tactile switch series offers important customization options to meet most application requirements.

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Ten22

Panel and Control Cabinets

June 26, 2017 07:07

Solving the biggest problems faced by Electrical Designers #4

When you have finished a project, do you then have to spend hours phoning various suppliers, getting quotes and ticking off your BoM until you think you have ordered all the parts?

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GreigRS

Robotics

June 23, 2017 07:54

Are you looking after your Robot?

When robots breakdown the costs to business can be in the £millions. A well planned preventative maintenance program should help avoid the unexpected.

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Ten22

Panel and Control Cabinets

June 23, 2017 07:51

Solving the biggest problems faced by Electrical Designers #2

Suffering the consequences of human error – as the saying goes, we are only human. In a hectic working environment, distractions and oversights can lead to mistakes and omissions in our designs.

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DesignSpark

Wireless

June 23, 2017 07:51

NFC Technology for Safety and Security

Using NFC to control secure access

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ChelseaBack

Internet of Things

June 22, 2017 11:04

Learning LoRaWAN Basics

Repeating the IoTUK Boost workshop and looking at LoRaWAN in further detail

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vermason

Workbench

June 22, 2017 10:48

Resistivity and Resistance in ESD Control

There is a lot of confusion out there as to what the difference is between resistivity and resistance. We get asked questions on a regular basis so hopefully this post will put an end to any misunderstanding.

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