Sensors everywhere and in everything

March 2012 Sensors: Indispensable everywhere and in everything

Industrial automation, hazardous substance detection, entertainment, medical environment, security systems, lighting, cars all have something in common: sensors inside. The new trend in microsensors that can be fitted into portable devices opens up a... More...

Helping to deal with hazards effectively

Sensors, devices that react to heat, light, radiation, chemicals or other stimuli, are central to our everyday life. They detect movement, the presence of humans, objects or certain substances and...

Itsy bitsy

MEMS, tiny electromechanical systems, are now an indispensable component of portable consumer electronics where they increase the performance, accuracy and reliability of existing technologies in ways...

Humanizing the automobile

Motor vehicle manufacturing has changed beyond recognition in the last few decades. Consumers once bought a simple chassis with four wheels and an engine attached; now they purchase a highly...

Cutting risks in human-robot interaction

Industrial activity requires tools or equipment that is capable of causing serious injuries or even fatalities if not used with due care. The introduction of automation and robots in manufacturing has...

Electrosmog

CISPR, the international special committee on radio interference, is one of two IEC TCs (Technical Committees) that deals with EMC (electromagnetic compatibility), the other being IEC TC 77:...

Creating the big picture

There's strong motivation among some of the world's leading industrial automation experts to streamline their future international standardization work and make it clearer and more coherent for their...

Technical Committees Shocking electronics

Electronic products must pass some level of immunity test when...

Conformity Assessment Raising awareness

While conformity assessment is a given in industrialized...

Conformity Assessment From singing to sensing

A BBC News item dated 30 December 1986 announced that more than...

Conformity Assessment And the winner is...

Based on an article published on the HazardEx...

Conformity Assessment Extremely reliable and incredibly safe

We don’t see them, most of us don’t even know what they look...

IEC World Standards for a Green Society

Many countries have introduced labelling programmes and minimum...

IEC World The A to Z of drafting IEC publications

Drafting standards is a long and complex process that obeys...

IEC World Better communication

The third joint ISO IEC Marketing and Communication...

IEC Family IEC welcomes its 82nd member

Moldova joins IEC as Associate member

In Store Cool new standard for insulating oils

Cooling transformers and switchgear

In Store Flowing with the tide

Renewable energies committee on marine energy issues its first publication