Fraunhofer News

Share and browse technologies, research and best practices on COVID-19

New technologies and research to fight COVID-19 can only help if knowledge is rapidly shared and deployed. The novel Open Access Hub area on SAIRA®, deve-loped by Fraunhofer, enables fast and easy sharing and publishing on the latest research findings on COVID-19. To secure the authentication, ownership and integrity of information the platform will be integrated with Blockchain technology.


Powerful eddy current measuring system for small measuring ranges

The new inductive eddyNCDT 3070 displacement measuring system offers high performance and precision. It provides resolutions in the submicron range and operates with a frequency response up to 20 kHz. The inductive measuring system is designed for applications in industrial processes. As it is compatible with more than 100 sensor models, versatile applications can be solved.

Copadata News

Sunny prospects

At the end of June 2020, a 70-panel photovoltaic system was installed on the roof of the COPA-DATA headquarters in Salzburg and went into operation. More than one third of the location’s annual electricity demand will now be generated directly on site and be fed into the local grid of Salzburg AG. In addition, the system will serve as a testbed for the further development of zenon engineering for PV systems.


Hygienic door handle for tool-less mounting

CONTA-CLIP has launched HYDH, an ergonomically optimized Hygienic Door Handle that is quick and easy to install. Because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, hospitals and other public institutions and commercial buildings have a greater need for hands-free door handles as a way to lower the spread of infection. Various manufacturers have launched products that are operated with the forearm instead. However, most existing solutions require screw attachment, can slip or tilt, or come in two different versions for left and right hinged doors. Therefore, CONTA-CLIP has designed a universal hands-free handle that fits left and right hinged doors with round, oval, or rectangular latches and that allows for secure attachment without screws or tools.

Siemens News

Siemens’ lightning atlas: Speyer is Germany’s “lightning capital” in 2019 – a year low in lightning activity

The city of Speyer in the state of Rheinland-Palatinate was Germany’s “lightning capital” in 2019. Siemens’ lightning information service BLIDS (which stands for Blitz-Informationsdienst von Siemens) detected just under 3.1 lightning strikes per square kilometer in Speyer in 2019.

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