Ensuring the cleanliness of fluids and finely machined parts is important for a range of industries including automotive, aerospace, rail, and hydraulics. The use of parts contaminated by even the smallest particle can lead to costly failures and reduce the overall use-life of products. Manual optical particle counting has been around for a long time, but concerns over accuracy and reproducibility have led to the development of automated solutions in the way of image analysis software.
For certain firms, shifting towards Industry 4.0 necessitates an upscaling to mass production of identical or near-identical product lines. In the cases of other companies, there is a potential for increased customization and the creation of bespoke products, courtesy of industrial advancements.
Aviation is responsible for 2% of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions; it is a highly polluting means of transportation. Dramatic action needs to be taken to make the industry more environmentally friendly and sustainable. Electric powered planes may be the answer, but are we likely to see them this century?
Countries, industries and individual companies have all been taking serious steps toward the phasing out of conventional diesel and petrol-fuelled vehicles, and these changes are now being seen in the mining industry. The electrification of mining vehicles will likely gain momentum as mines age, technology advances and mining operations extract ore deeper and deeper into the Earth.
Imagine if self-driving cars and drones possessed the tingling “spidey senses” of Spider-Man. They might truly be able to spot and avoid objects better, says Andres Arrieta, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Purdue University, as they would process sensory data very fast.
The high level of reliability associated with semiconductors, along with their compactness and low cost, have greatly supported the incorporation of these devices into numerous different applications ranging from optical sensors to energy systems.
A new study performed by scientists from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and Drexel University states that New York City Clean Air Taxi rules are effective in lowering the emissions and air pollution. From 2009 to 2015, the rule increased more than twice the fuel efficiency of the fleet of 13,500 yellow taxis, which resulted in the estimated declines in air pollution emissions. The study outcomes have been reported in the Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology.