A prerequisite for the development and construction of today's photovoltaic plants is to operate them efficiently - economically and without downtime. Yet, as the number of utility scales plants increases the available space is decreasing. This means that new installation areas for solar systems need to be found. One possibility for this are floating solar systems. These new applications present a whole new set of challenges to operators and manufacturers, such as high humidity conditions, corrosive environments and direct irradiance.
The Safran Electronics & Defense Poitiers site is specialized in optronic programs, avionics and guidance electronics. It was appointed by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) to polish and integrate the mirrors of the European Extremely Large Telescope (ELT-M1).
Schmalz has developed a new silencer box for the vacuum pumps in its EVE 25-50 series. The box is not only more compact than its predecessor, it also protects the vacuum generator from external contamination. The user can now lower the sound level by up to nine decibels, dissipate operating noises in a targeted way and further reduce noise pollution as a result.
TDK Corporation (TSE: 6762) announces the InvenSense TCE-11101, a miniaturized ultra- low power MEMS gas sensor platform for direct and accurate detection of CO2 in home, automotive, IoT, healthcare, and other applications. The TCE-11101 introduces new technology that expands TDK’s sensor leadership into new applications and solutions, as part of the new SmartEnviroTM family. Its small size and low power enable consumer and commercial devices of all form factors that do not need to be wall-powered. The TCE-11101 is housed in a 5 mm x 5 mm x 1 mm 28-pin LGA package and requires minimal external components to complete the design.