In some cases, a potentiometer is not strong enough and heats up excessively. This is a serious problem as high temperature affects the life and performance of the potentiometer. In most cases, increasing the potentiometer power equates to higher costs. In the case of POT4W potentiometers by AB Elektronik the situation is different.

Schaeffler publishes Sustainability Report 2020

Substantial improvement in CDP climate rating from “D” to “A-” Measures to increase resource and energy efficiency significantly intensified during 2020 Carbon-neutral production within the Schaeffler Group by 2030 Schaeffler is one of the UN’s 50 Sustainability and Climate Leaders Birmingham, UK | 05. March 2021 | The Schaeffler Group continues to expand its commitment […]

Is OPC UA the Answer for IIoT?

OPC Unified Architecture (UA) is the latest standard from the OPC Foundation. Its purpose is to unify the OPC Classic standards of Data Access (DA), Alarms and Events (A&E), and Historical Data Access (HDA) into a single, extensible framework. At the same time OPC UA offers improved networking support, a more sophisticated security model, platform […]

Benefits of blind mate connectors

Electrical connectors must often be mated in situations where they are hard to see or difficult to reach. Combined with the fact that they are challenging to use in harsh environment applications, installation and maintenance times are longer, leading to increased costs. Here Shaun Findley, European Director of Product and Purchasing at connector specialist PEI-Genesis, […]

HSE inspection programme – are you ready?

The Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) current Manufacturing Sector Plan includes an inspection programme which will run from May to September this year, targeting fabricated metal businesses across GB to ensure duty holders understand the risks posed by welding fumes and metalworking fluids, plan their work and have adequate control measures in place to protect workers’ […]

The Antenna Company Launches Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Antennas Enabling Precise Real-Time Location Services

Antenna Company joins FiRa Consortium as Adopter member to expand UWB ecosystem The Antenna Company, a specialist in the design of high-performance embedded antennas, today announced a family of ultra-wideband (UWB) antennas to enable high precision positioning and angle-of-arrival applications for low-power sensors, anchors, and tags.   The antennas support worldwide operation on UWB channel 5 […]

Meet the Rolls-Royce Engineer Helping 10,000 Women Secure Roles in STEM

Executive recruitment across the country’s leading STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) organisations is changing. One woman is acting as a major driving force behind this change. Former Rolls-Royce Engineering Programme Manager and AstraZeneca Systems Engineer Foram Brown is working with top STEM corporations to design and implement new leadership and executive search solutions to […]

Schaeffler closes 2020 with strong fourth quarter

Schaeffler Group weathers crisis well despite constant currency revenue decline of 10.4 percent Diversification with three divisions and four regions drives operating earnings (EBIT margin before special items at 6.4 percent; prior year: 8.1 percent) Free cash flow before cash in- and outflows for M&A activities of 539 million euros ahead of prior year (prior year: 473 million euros) Proposed dividend […]

When the cooling stops, STOP!

~ Braking resistor supports electrical vehicles in harsh environments ~ EV power specialist REO UK has recently supplied water-cooled braking resistors in an electric vehicle (EV) designed for arduous environments. The BWD 158 standard range of braking resistors converts traditional diesel-powered internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles into electric and utilises water-cooled resistors into the braking […]