Posts byLudivine Bouix

How Does a Logic Controller Work?

These computers are often small and easily transported and installed. They have been around for decades and have contributed to the evolution of automation and device communication in a number of industries. Now, newer PLCs offer more advanced features that can significantly improve productivity in your business. PLC Basics PLCs replaced the old relay systems
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3 Trends to Know in the Nuclear Market

The Nuclear Industry Is Undergoing a Digital Transformation Many industry leaders see digitization as the future of nuclear energy. While some people outside of the industry worry about the effects of digitizing nuclear energy production, 75 percent of nuclear workers say that digitization is a positive development. Digitization gives the industry tools that it has
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What is a Logic Controller?

How Can You Use Logic Controllers? Logic controllers have a wide range of applications. In industrial settings, you can use a programmable logic controller to log data from various machines in your production facility. Monitor machine downtime to work out where to direct your maintenance resources. Get an accurate picture of your production numbers so
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Five Reasons to Use Platform Screen Doors

Here are five key reasons to consider installing platform screen doors. 1. Prevent Falls Platform screen doors prevent accidental falls from the platform onto the lower track area. They help reduce deaths and injuries on transportation systems. They also prevent suicide attempts and homicides in which one person pushes another onto the tracks. Finally, by reducing the
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Anticipating market regulations and needs

In the motor industry, changes to regulations and standards have forced equipment and component manufacturers like Crouzet to forecast changes and innovate. A history of road safety measures Compulsory use of seat belts has been gradually introduced in France. In 1970, the use of three-point belt was imposed for the front seats of new cars.
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Thoughts on Future Access Control Systems

The world of access control management is evolving fast. At Crouzet, we are keen to stay up to date with the latest innovations. On March 20-23, we participated in the Intertraffic event in Amsterdam, the leading exhibition for the traffic industry. This was a fantastic opportunity for us to share knowledge and experience with the
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Making Nuclear Power Safer

Through more transparency, added safety measures and investment in plant improvements, governments have made progress towards this goal. However, communities demand that the world keep working to ensure safer nuclear energy. Fukushima’s Effect Around the World As a result of the accident, many countries decided to review their energy policies. The International Atomic Energy Agency
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Achieving Perfect Predictive Maintenance

Although rapid doors are designed to sustain heavy usage with minimal maintenance, businesses need to know when to take preventative action to ensure safety, security and convenience. A damaged door results in rapid heat and energy loss, deterioration of the working environment, and an increased risk of fatal accidents. How to Monitor Rapid Doors With
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Four Reasons Trains Fail

No transportation system is perfect; however, so trains do still fail on occasion. Four of the most frequent causes of trains failing to move or reach full speed are the failure of power, a defect in the master control circuit, a defect in the motor control circuit, and failure of air brakes to release. Failure of
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Understanding Nuclear Reactor Types

Statistics In 2016, nuclear energy generated 805.3 billion kilowatt-hours, which comprised 19.7 percent of the total for the United States. Thirty states were home to operating reactors, and for six states, these reactors produced most of their electricity. The U.S. had 99 reactors operating in 2016, with 34 being boiling water reactors (BWRs) and 85 being
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Why Nuclear Power?

Let’s now turn to a detailed analysis of the global nuclear market outlook. Nuclear Demand Energy demand is predicted to grow strongly between now and 2040. Africa will experience a power demand increase of almost 4 percent. On their side, countries in Asia and Latin America will also need more power as they go through their
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Ensuring the Safety of Industrial Rapid Doors

Safety Risks of High-Speed Industrial Doors Most of the accidents involving high-speed industrial doors involve impacts with people and things. Downward impacts are the most common, although lateral impacts also happen very frequently. Another common type of accident is entrapment, in which a person or object becomes trapped in the door. This kind of injury can cause
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How to Predict Impending Failures of High-Speed Doors

High-Speed Doors in Industry A wide range of industries use high-speed doors, including the food processing, pharmaceutical and mining industries. High-speed doors are also used in warehouses and loading bays. High-speed doors can improve production efficiency and speed up processing, as well as ensuring hygiene and maintaining the cold chain. Between 2012 and 2016, the
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Understanding High-Speed Doors

Exterior Flexible Doors Exterior high-speed doors provide insulation and access in a wide range of industrial environments. These adaptable doors quickly roll up to provide access for people or even vehicles. They can also close quickly, reducing draughts and protecting the internal environment, which is a feature that has very important benefits in climates that
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Railway Risks: Keeping Train Travel Cyber Safe

However, the increased focus on automation leaves railways more vulnerable to computer hackers. As a result, railways have to increase their cybersecurity efforts to keep their passengers safe and the trains on the rails.   Vulnerabilities Modern trains depend on a number of internet linked technologies. A team of cyber experts evaluated railways to access
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Use and Benefits of a Boom Gate

What Is a Boom Gate? Boom gates, also known as automatic rising arm barriers, are one of the most simple yet effective varieties of automated barriers. A boom gate consists of a long arm that lowers automatically to block the path of oncoming vehicles. To raise the arm, drivers must present a pass, enter a
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How to Control an Aircraft?

While it’s true that airplanes require an impressive network of complex systems, the basic principles behind flight control are fairly straightforward. Thus, they can be applied to all kinds of aircrafts from small to large. How Does Aircraft Control Work? Simply put, an aircraft is controlled by using a yoke, throttle and rudder pedals. A
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3 Devices That Help Ensure Passenger Safety

Over the years, many devices have been developed to reduce the risk of an accident, but none have had as much impact as these three.   Internal and External Automatic Doors Automatic external doors help to ensure the safety of passengers by keeping them inside the train while it is in motion. These doors close
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How to Prevent Train Derailments and Collisions

True to the railway industry’s hallmark innovation, tomorrow’s “driverless train” is even a reality in some cities. But advances in railway technology also increase the need for safety, as trains carry more and more travelers at increasing speeds. To run smoothly under demand, modern smart trains use intelligent automation systems to regulate key systems. Intelligent
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How to Prevent Power Distribution Shortage on Trains

The power distribution industry relies heavily on the use of intelligent systems to detect faults in components of railcars. Predicting the possible presence of flaws is essential to preventing train stoppage and accidents, as well as ensuring passenger safety.   Power Distribution Basics A railway electrification system uses electricity to power railway trains and trams
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3 reasons why you should visit Intertraffic

  Be aware of the latest technological advancements and services If you are interested in a comprehensive overview of the latest trends and developments in Traffic & Mobility Industries, Intertraffic Amsterdam Exhibition is the Place to Be! For more than 40 years, Intertraffic attracts market leaders and experts in the fields of infrastructure, traffic management,
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Boeing’s visit to Crouzet

  The Boeing / Crouzet’s partnership in a few words    Jean-Marc Fron, Boeing France General Manager “I want to say that the relationship between Boeing and Crouzet is based primarily on innovation, which allows cost reduction & weight saving, which are very important on the aircraft program. Secondly, I want to use the words safety and
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How to Make Access to Rail Stations Easier for Travelers With Reduced Mobility

They face challenges when they go to rail stations, ranging from difficulty navigating around crowds of people to safety issues. Here are a few strategies for improving rail station accessibility for people with reduced mobility.   Automatization Automating basic functionality in the rail station makes the overall experience easier for disabled travelers. Automated doors and passenger
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How to Improve Disabled User Experience on board?

W In the past, crowded stations and low platforms made some potential passengers leery of train travel. Now, many train lines have improved their service to make boarding, exiting, and even ticket buying easy for those who are mobility impaired. Train accessibility has already come far and will only improve in the future. Online Ticketing
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What Is a Sliding Door?

This smart automatic door design makes it easy to pass through doors with hands full of groceries or luggage, lets multiple people enter and exit quickly, and increases mobility for disabled people. Popular for their convenience, efficiency and safety, automatic sliding door and gate mechanisms are commonly used in all kinds of settings.   How
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