Safety is not the only driver of automation and robotics in mining

  With frequent – and now in some sectors of the mining industry, ongoing – strikes the question arises: should more automation be deployed in mines?  I posed this question to Dr. Declan Vogt , strategic research manager at the CSIR Centre for Mining Innovation.  “I believe that it is the way we are heading!”  […]

Electrical systems’ complexity increases the challenges for OEMs

  This abridged White Paper discusses the rising demand for electrical/electronic (E/E) systems functionality in automotive and military/aero vehicles due to customers and legislative requirements. To deal with these complexities would a systems engineering approach not be better to deal with these new demands? In a White Paper by Mentor Graphics “Managing electrical complexity with […]

Power electronics in automotive applications

  Over the last few decades, electrical loads in an automotive system have evolved from lighting and battery-charging towards infotainment, sensors and safety, thanks to component miniaturisation. This has made the car smarter and more fun to drive! While the trend of electronics in infotainment systems continues, a future trend is electronics in power train […]

Are you getting optimum value from your investment in thermal imaging?

  Thermography is not just pointing the camera at an object. You have to know what you are imaging and then how to interpret the image. Thermal imaging is not just about pointing a camera at a switch, a transformer or risky cable connection. As in photography, a “mik en druk”  (point and press) camera cannot […]