Big data is a major issue in the modern oil and gas industry and encompasses a wide variety of data types. In some cases, the data being gathered involves pressure readings, oil flow rates, and machinery performance data. In other applications, the data may be modeling the earth’s structures. Well logs, seismic data, and low-resolution imaging can be critical to providing the necessary data for a favorable outcome.
At PEI-Genesis, we enjoy the challenge of finding effective solutions to our customers’ most difficult design issues. We serve a variety of industries as diverse as medical, rail, aviation, and agriculture. What follows is an example of a problem brought to us by a customer that is, in many ways, typical of challenges faced in the agricultural market.
Commercial aviation is a dynamic industry, always changing and adapting to market forces—and the market for commercial aviation is steadily growing. Year-over-year traffic growth averaged 6.5 percent during the past five years, according to Boeing’s Commercial Market Outlook. The IATA (International Air Transport Association) estimates that, in less than 20 years, the number of aircraft passengers will double, and Boeing predicts that there will be 7.3 billion people flying by the end of 2034. The key drivers behind this steadily rising demand are economic growth and income growth, which, in turn, led to rising levels of consumer spending on travel and tourism.
At PEI-Genesis, we understand that the military aerospace market has no choice but to anticipate future advances in data speeds. To that end, connectors that have been designed for the rapidly evolving datacom and telecom market must be prepared for such advances. To make things even more challenging, aerospace connectors are faced with a more hostile operating environment than would be found in most telecom or datacom applications.
Meet Dan Borges – a member of the PEI-Genesis team for 15 years. Initially, Dan was drawn to the family-owned aspect of the company and since worked in various roles within PEI. From Product Manager, to Business Development Manager for the aerospace market, and now to Sales Engineer; Dan’s seen a lot here at PEI.
Rail projects encompass everything from the actual track, signaling, and junction operations along the rails (infrastructure) to the trains, trams, underground and other vehicles themselves (rolling stock). Connectivity is also needed throughout the on board passenger infotainment and station ticketing systems, as well as to handle the mechanical operations of doors, turnstiles, and gates.
Topics: railway connectors
Engineered for safe, reliable rail performance
The coal-fired train engines of yesterday have given way to the high speed, high performance, energy efficient, internet-connected wonders of today’s railway travel and freight operations. And these new technological advancements require a sophisticated mix of engineered electronic connectors and cabling systems that offer safety, high quality, and reliability – all at the speed of today’s global business world.
Topics: railway connectors
Ron Taylor joined the PEI-Genesis team last summer. Since then, he has been enjoying exposure to the numerous markets we serve and learning our suite of connector, cable assembly, and sensor offerings. Ron’s background is with original equipment manufacturers, so the distribution business is relatively new territory for him.
Last year, we wrote about the rise of body sensors for military use. As we noted at the time, wearable technology for soldiers was poised to become a half-billion-dollar market. However, the growth in military technology isn’t limited to body sensors.
The Mil-Spec connectors found in radios, tablets, headsets, and GPS systems all allow soldiers to do their jobs better and become the “future soldier,” a term that’s often used in the military technology industry.
What is the most extreme environment in which electronic components can operate?
According to Electronic Component News’ Paul Pickering, it’s the planet Venus, where temperatures reach 500°C and the atmosphere contains clouds of sulfuric acid.