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The recent fire on the French cable providing the UK with nuclear power from France has severely reduced the grid resilience to almost zero, says Power Continuity’s director John East

One of the problems is that there is insufficient backup grid capacity, called resilience, to cover the shortfall from renewables when the wind doesn’t blow, and the sun doesn’t shine during these dark winter days. Remember that most of the coal-powered plants have already been decommissioned. The remaining couple of coal powered plants are due to close in early 2022. Then there’s nuclear, even…

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Test Universe 4.30 – More Flexibility with Sampled Values


Support for latest functions from IEC 61869-9 and IEC 61850-9-2 Ed2. 1

The new version 4. 30 of Test Universe, OMICRON's solution for advanced settings-based protection testing, expands the possibilities when testing with Sampled Values ( SV) . Configurable datasets with up to 32 values are now supported. The output of the Optional Fields offers new settings and the scope has been adapted to the latest developments in the IEC standard. The generation of up to three SV streams is now also possible with the CMC 430.

Extended functionality of the client/server module

For tests that require a…

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IDEAL Industries, the specialist in electrical tools, accessories and components, has developed a new range of test and measurement equipment designed to offer electricians quality, accuracy and consistency at a competitive price.

The new test and measurement range from IDEAL Industries includes devices designed specifically for commercial projects, domestic installations and use by apprentices. By leveraging the company’s global scale and know-how to homogenise the test and measurement range, IDEAL Industries has developed a robust and high performance range, packed with innovative…

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SICK’s Mini InspectorP611 Packs in Machine Vision Power


SICK has launched an ultra-compact and ultra-powerful all-in-one 2D vision sensor, the InspectorP611, which can be set up rapidly to conduct highly-reliable inline machine vision inspections even in the tightest of machine spaces, or when mounted on robot arms.

With the SICK InspectorP611 2D vision sensor and pre-installed Quality Inspection SensorApp, users rapidly configure inline inspection, part localisation and measurement tasks to run automatically on the device.

Small enough to be mounted right where it is needed inside a machine, the InspectorP611 is ideal for component…

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Deep Learning Streamlines Industrial Image Analysis for Material Inspections


LYMPUS Stream™ image analysis software now leverages the power of artificial intelligence to bring next-generation image segmentation to industrial microscope inspections.

Software version 2. 5 adds Olympus’ TruAI™ deep-learning technology, enabling users to train neural networks to automatically segment and classify objects in microscope images for a range of material inspections. A trained network can be applied to future analyses for a similar application to maximize efficiency.

Accurate Image Segmentation
Image analysis is a critical part of many material science, industrial and quality…

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Power upgrade boost for Romford

New power infrastructure has reinforced supplies in Romford, as part of a £6. 8 million electricity investment upgrade in partnership with a leading local business.

UK Power Networks has installed two new transformers and state-of-the-art switching…

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