the university of the basque country (upv-ehu) demonstrates the effectiveness of ultraviolet light in combating the coronavirus
According to a study carried out by the University of the Basque Country UPV-EHU on use of ultraviolet light is an effective and economical system for disinfect large enclosed spaces and prevent transmission of coronavirus .
A research group from the University of the Basque Country, investigated how to prevent transmission in large closed areas (workplaces, schools, health centres or public transport vehicles) as the transmission rate in closed areas is higher than in open areas. One of the conclusions of the analysis is than disabling the virus through UV light it could be "particularly effective, easy to implement and affordable."
The report also provides information on currently available sources of UV-C light. This type of light quickly deactivates SARS-CoV-2 viruses that may be present in the air and on surfaces when the light is radiated from the ventilation systems .
This study only gives value to ATELEI's disinfection equipment, showing that this technique is effective against IDOC and also has many advantages over other disinfection methods such as ozone.
If you would like more information about our equipment, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Source of the article: HTTP://WWW.EITB.EUS
In the world we live in, more and more attention is being paid to the gases that surround us and are involved in various production processes.
But really... Do we know how a gas sensor works and what it measures?
A gas sensor is a device that detects the presence or concentration of gases in the atmosphere. Based on the concentration of the gas, the sensor produces a corresponding difference in potential by changing the resistance of the material inside the sensor, which can be measured as the output voltage. Based on this voltage value, the type and concentration of the gas can be estimated.
These sensors can be based on different technologies depending on the target gas or application: semiconductor, infrared, ultrasonic, electrochemical, catalytic, PID (photoionization detector).
The application of gas sensors can be very wide. Applications for heat work, fire and emergency response, maintenance shutdowns, plant supervision, food industry, warehouses and even swimming pools.
In Atelei, we have worked extensively with all types of gas sensors and have the necessary experience to develop innovative products based on this type of technology. If you have a project in which this type of technology is involved. Do not hesitate...
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We live in a time of change. Rare is the day when we don't hear terms like 5G, IoT, communications networks or digital dividend. From Atelei, we want to shed some light on a sea of acronyms and communications concepts.
Today's networks could be classified as follows: las who enter the world of the Internet of Things (IoT) and those who do not. This way you could separate between 2G / 3G / 4G and 5G / NB-IoT / LTE-M.
Today, there is a growing demand for communication frequencies for the consolidation of new wireless services as evidenced, among others, by mobile communication systems, digital terrestrial television broadcasting networks or various broadband wireless access systems. In addition to this growing demand for frequencies not all of them have the same characteristics, which results in different coverage capabilities or different noise and interference properties. Also the different types of packages (voice, audio, data, video) require specific frequency bands.
All these characteristics mean that until now certain frequencies have been considered particularly suitable for providing specific services, including sometimes inevitable conflicts between different services competing for the same band.
As a result of the 5G auction, the bands and frequencies occupied by some DTT channels, in particular the channels that used the highest part, have had to be moved to the lower part of their assignment spectrum in order to free up the spectrum they occupied in the 694-790 MHz band that some 5G bands will use from this year.
2G and 3G networks will be phased out in favour of 5G deployment (although 2G and 3G networks remain essential for IoT and M2M devices due to their lower cost and lower cost per megabyte compared to 4G modules and reliable global coverage). In this sense, and as an example, Vodafone has already announced the shutdown of 3G throughout Europe between 2020 and 2021, while Deutsche Telekom has plans to shut down in 2020. However, none of them, not even Telefonica, have made public the plans for the switch-off of 2G.
The 5G network will bring a series of improvements, among which are major battery life of devices that use it, coverage extension and support for one million devices per square kilometer.
Currently there are 94 commercial launches of IoT mobile networks in 50 marketsThe number of mobile operators is growing month by month, thanks to the support of 98 operators, 2,100 developers and 1,300 companies that promote the Mobile IoT initiative of the GSMA operators' association. More than a hundred modules are commercially available that work with the NB-IoT and LTE-M standards supported by the Mobile IoT initiative and 47 IoT laboratories are operating in 21 countries. Many governments are looking to the NB-IoT network to carry out digital transformation of their countries and thereby improve communications and ensure more efficient installations.
At Atelei, we have been preparing for some time for the change that will come in the next few years with the deployment of these new communications frequencies. We have "under our belt" the latest generation devices that already make reliable use of the recently deployed NB-IoT bands and we are already working with the 5G standard.
Remember that we are your best technological partner and that if you want to contact us, you can send us a message through contact form.
On 20 and 21 October, was held at the BEC (Bilbao) the great Basque fair of innovation "Basque Industry 4.0-The Meeting Point 2019". This annual fair brings together thousands of attendees, excellent speakers and innovative companies to show society the level of technological excellence that exists in the Basque Country.
One more year, ATELEI has taken part in the event presenting some of its projects and above all, showing the world the capacity with which it has both at the level of electronic engineering as well as manufacturer of equipment for the control and improvement of industrial processes.
We do not want to finish this note, without thanking all those customers and not customers, who approached our booth and without encouraging those who could not attend, so that next year do not miss this appointment. And remember, if you need a technology partner... we're your best option.
Today on the website of the Basque business development agency "SPRI", an article has been published. Written by Enrique Rodalwhich talks about us and our lines of business.
An interesting article in which you can read about the past, present and future of Atelei as an electronic engineering company, developer of products for industry 4.0 and creator of innovative products in the field of occupational risk prevention.
We encourage you to take a look at it so we can get to know each other a little better! And remember that Atelei, can be your ideal ally in this new project that you want to develop;)
You can see the complete article in the following URL: https://www.spri.eus/es/basque-industry-comunicacion/atelei-diseno-de-productos-electronicos-para-la-industria-4-0/
And finally we were there! On days 3 and 4 we were in Prevencionar presenting the result of hours and hours of electronic engineering and product development: Our ATESENS platform and our devices for measuring gases and particles in working environments.
Many attendees approached the Atelei stand to learn first hand the benefits of a system which thanks to its saleability makes available to small and medium enterprises the last generation of devices which ensure air quality.
All that remains for us to do is to thank the organisation for giving us the opportunity to show the quality of our work to such a distinguished audience and to encourage all those companies that want to improve the quality of their facilities to contact us and find out how we can help them create safe and healthy working environments.
Last July 5th, our CEO Iván Piquer (LinkedIn) attended the "Demo Day" event within the BIND4.0 program held at the Euskalduna Palace in Bilbao.
At this event, the projects that Atelei carried out in the first half of 2019 for multinationals were presented MERCEDES BENZ and ORONA. Both projects have been successful and have once again demonstrated The worth of ATELEI.
Our CEO also presented to the public the company's current product lines (the ATESENS AIR+ and ATESENS OPS series) as well as the projects developed for multinationals.
From ATELEI, we want to congratulate the SPRI group as well as the three BICs from the Basque Country, for the excellent organization of the event, which served to connect small and medium-sized companies with large multinationals from different sectors. It also served to make multiple contacts with multinationals interested in implementing the systems developed by the company.
In November, ATELEI will be back in the basque industry that will be held in the Kursaal Palace of Donostia-San Sebastian...we are waiting for you!
When it comes to choose the enclosure of an electronic product, there are different options in the market that differ in risk, price and level of personalization.
Depending on the resources that we want to allocate to the design of a product, the creation of a suitable enclosure can be faced in different ways:
If the customer and the engineers who develop the casings of the product agree, after validation of the prototypes, the enclosure will be industrialized by means of the injection of the necessary plastics (in case of a plastic envelope) or the machining of the necessary parts (In case of an enclosure made of aluminium or any other ferrous material). This type of enclosure is suitable for those customers who demand a high level of personalization.
Design based on the modification of existing enclosures:
What about the materials? There is everything, but we must always take into account the rules of application. If what we are designing is an electric/electronic product and we want to do it in plastic, it is most suitable to use a fireproof ABS.
In Atelei, we always consider this aspect when it comes to showing our clients different options of enclosures.
Design based on rapid prototyping or silicone molds:
As an alternative to this type of injection in recent years we have seen an incredible proliferation of 3d printing. This type of technology, it gives for another entry in the blog and we will treat it later. Just indicate that 3d printing is not the right choice when it comes to production. This type of technologies are more focused for the validation of the products in a prototyping phase.
In Atelei, we are clear that in the end is the client who has the last word and therefore we try to advise you as best as possible in choosing the most appropriate option understanding the objectives of cost and volume of manufacturing.
As always we say goodbye indicating that we have done countless projects with enclosures of all kinds so do not hesitate and contact us for your new products (or the re-styling of the old... you never know!)
Tags: Manufacturing Electronic Product design
Many customers come to Atelei's offices with the idea of manufacturing a product and lowering the costs of it (in order to maximize the profits?) manufacturing in China.
That's when they take what we call...
"The Chinese Discourse"
China is a very large country with an immense business network and it is true that in recent years it has become the world's factory. But there is something that is important to understand and that is the following: China may not be the most appropriate factory for all customers.
And why isn't it for everyone?
For different reasons that we will try to list below:
We can only lower the cost of our product in a matter of components, when the Chinese manufacturer, it will mount in several products of different clients the same reference (it obtains a better price in a purchase by volume)... but this also happens in Europe!
So...How can some products be so cheap?
For the simple reason that what many manufacturers do, is to mount Chinese versions of the homologated components. And what's the problem? It's a very simple thing: Las Certifications. Not all components comply with the rules of hazardous substances or have the approval required to be mounted on products that are to be sold in the European Economic Area. This is not to say that they are bad or that they will fail, but that the weight of the certification, falls on the client, that at the end is responsible for complying with current regulations. This means that saving in manufacturing costs, it is lost in the costs of the laboratory tests necessary to approve the components.
Does this mean that it is better not to manufacture in China? The answer is: it depends. At the beginning of this post we said: "China may not be the most appropriate factory for all customers... " But...Yes for some of them. And what are these? They are those who manufacture in large quantities, a product that has been tested deeply and also have the help of a company that is responsible for ensuring that the product complies with manufacturing quality standards and autotest processes set from the very beginning (in this case, a service offered by Atelei).
In the rest of the cases, the benefit often does not compensate for the risk of a problematic manufacturing order.
We do not want to end without first highlighting that China is a giant in which there are all kinds of companies manufacturers: excellent, medium and those with which never we would work. And obviously, it is necessary to have experience in order to face manufacturing in a country that is so far from our shores.
In Atelei, we have fought countless battles and our job is to make our clients sleep peacefully. If you want us to manage your manufacturing, we are your best ally.
The letters "CE" appear in many European Union products. That a product shows this brand, indicates that complies with the EU's health and safety standards and environmental protection requirements. When we buy a new phone, a teddy bear or a TV within the EU, we can and must find the CE mark on them.
By placing the CE marking on a product, a manufacturer declares that the product complies with the legal requirements for this brand and that it can be sold throughout the EU. This also applies to products manufactured in other countries and sold in the EU.
There are two main benefits that the CE mark provides to businesses and consumers within the EU:
Manufacturers play a crucial role in ensuring that products are marketed according to the regulations in force. They are responsible for verifying that their products comply with the EU's safety, health and environmental protection requirements. In addition, it is the responsibility of the same, to carry out the conformity assessment, to configure the technical file, to issue the EU declaration of conformity and to place the CE marking on a product. Only then can a product be marketed in the EEA market.
At Atelei, we are experts in marking all kinds of electronic products. Depending on the type of product, it is necessary to know the applicable regulations.
And before we finish, one last tip: It is very important to know how to differentiate the CE marking symbol from the existing marking in a multitude of products from China and which resembles, but which is read "China Export". These last products cannot be sold legally in Europe because they do not comply with the current regulations.