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Teledyne FLIR Defense, part of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, announced that it has teamed with MFE Inspection Solutions to integrate the FLIR MUVE™ C360 multi-gas detector on Boston Dynamics’ Spot® robot and commercial unmanned aerial systems. The integrated solutions will enable remote monitoring of chemical threats in industrial and public safety applications. The MUVE C360 detects and classifies airborne gas or chemical hazards, allowing industrial safety officers and inspection personnel to perform their job more safely and efficiently with integrated remote sensing capabilities from both the air and ground. MUVE C360 is designed to operate on Boston Dynamics’ Spot mobile robot, which can autonomously inspect dangerous, inaccessible, or remote environments. The C360 also is compatible with common commercial UAS systems, which allows operators to fly the C360 into a scene to perform hazard assessments in real time.

Bruker announced this month the launch of a differentiated benchtop FT-NMR solution for forensic narcotics testing, called the Fourier 80 CrimeLab, with a nuclear magnetic resonance NMR Narcotics Profiling module. This unique forensics solution offers the flexibility of information-rich FT-NMR in an easy-to-use, automated method with detailed reports on the types and quantities of substances in seized drug samples. Bruker introduced the Fourier 80 benchtop Fourier transform (FT) NMR technology to make NMR accessible to a broader range of laboratories. The new NMR Narcotics Profiling solution allows non-NMR experts to run advanced analyses including automated interpretation and report generation. It has also been tailored to the needs of the forensics environment, with data and reports that are admissible in legal proceedings. The Bavarian State Criminal Police Office in Germany (BLKA) is collaborating with Bruker in the development of more sophisticated solutions for the identification and quantification of controlled substances. According to the BLKA, NMR Narcotics Profiling offers significant potential in small to mid-sized forensic laboratories.

100 distinguished guests, Politicians, Ambassadors, Ministries, Business partners & Journalist were thrilled to see in person these advanced Narrow Reef Equipment (NRE). The most competitive – with only 65cm of height, NRE can enter the world’s lowest mines DOK-ING’s team of experts led by owner Vjekoslav Majetić created, developed and produced this small by height (only 65 cm tall) and yet technologically turbo advanced, extremely powerful and productive unique electric robots that enter the world’s lowest mines. NRE is very innovative, but also unique as it is the only robot in the world that allows mechanization of exploitation from ultra-low production panels. “The NRE fleet is competitive in the market with the fact that the tracked chassis and elector drive allows the fleet to operate on slopes up to 22° compared to conventional mining machines operating on slopes up to 10°. The possibility of working on higher slopes allows the exploitation of deposits that are inaccessible or unprofitable using conventional machines and significant savings due to greater flexibility in mine design.”- said Luka Petro, Mining Program Manager and continued: “Electric drive eliminates noise and impact of exhaust gases spaces and reduces the carbon footprint of the overall exploitation process. Mechanization of the production process increases production efficiency and drastically reduces risks for workers and increases their safety.”

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. today announced the release of a new Raman spectroscopic analyzer for process monitoring for a variety of applications, including biopharmaceutical manufacturing. The Thermo Scientific Ramina Process Analyzer offers non-destructive and continuous analysis without the need for sample preparation, with rapid system setup and deployment in as little as 15 minutes to generate spectral data on target analytes within seconds. Thermo Scientific Ramina Process Analyzer (Photo: Business Wire) Thermo Scientific Ramina Process Analyzer (Photo: Business Wire). This easy-to-use system is designed to eliminate the complexity of performing Raman spectroscopy measurements, making the technique accessible to all levels of user experience while maintaining high precision and accuracy. The compact system utilizes a range of patented probes to maximize the speed and sensitivity of results, enabling fully automated in situ measurements to calculate concentrations in a reaction vessel.

A single-story warehouse retrofit, located near the The Hill neighbourhood in St. Louis, likely sat on contaminated soil, requiring an installation method that limited spoils. The facility needed to support new equipment with heavier loads than the building was designed for but would not allow the use of diesel-powered equipment within the building. This meant that even though there was plenty of room to maneuver larger diesel-powered equipment, the selected contractor would need to find an electric solution. Drilling Service Co. worked with Brokk to arrange a one-month rental of a Brokk 500 and the Ideal Group provided a Digga with a 30ADS anchor drive head and custom mounting bracket. With the rental, Brokk provided training for Drilling Service Co. employees at their St. Joseph, Missouri, demonstration and service center. The Brokk 500’s 23-ft. reach allowed the team to access helical pier locations that would have been challenging with traditional monoboom equipment. This included reaching up, over or around existing equipment in the building when necessary. The 41-kW motor was easily powered by a 100-kW generator positioned outside the building.

Nexter has signed a strategic partnership with Hellenic Defence Systems (HDS) to meet the Greek Army's requirement for modernised infantry fighting vehicles with the PHILOCTETES. By joining forces with HDS, a state-owned company specialised in the design, development and production of weapon and missile systems, and ammunition, Nexter is offering a combat system that meets the highest quality standards and whose success will benefit Greek industry. This partnership fully contributes to the strengthening of the Franco-Greek relationship in the field of Defence. Named PHILOCTETES in reference to the mythological hero of the Trojan War, this infantry combat system is a VBCI MkII, in its infantry combat vehicle version, equipped with a T40 turret. A benchmark in its field, the VBCI is an 8x8, 32-tonne vehicle that is highly modular thanks to its various versions (armored personnel carrier, command post, 120mm mortar, medevac and vehicle recovery), capable of carrying a 13-tonne payload, and engaged in all the French army's major operation theatres.

Front-and-centre in H3D’s diversification effort is the M400 Series, a compact and customizable module capable of high-resolution gamma spectroscopy in a range of medical imaging applications. “The M400 is an off-the-shelf commercial product that can be easily ‘tiled’ to form imaging arrays with enhanced sensitivity,” says Kaye, founder and CEO of H3D. “We anticipate broad applicability across multiple imaging modalities and clinical use cases. Specifically, the M Series forms the basis of a high-energy, high-flux spectrometer that’s able to image high-energy gamma rays produced during proton therapy (the spectrometer being tiled up with 16 M400 units – i.e. 64 CZT crystals and a total crystal volume of 310 cm3). Although this is still early-stage evaluation work, the long-term objective is an on-board imaging system to ensure that the bulk of the radiation payload from the proton treatment beam is deposited into the tumour rather than adjacent healthy tissue. The prompt gamma-ray emissions from proton interactions with tissue can be used to monitor the proton beam in vivo, providing real-time knowledge of tumour location, beam position, and beam penetration depth during treatment,” explains Hao Yang, a product development engineer at H3D.