The need to accurately control the position of the driver’s seat on both on and off-road commercial vehicles is long-established, with the function being integral to both safety and comfort. Meanwhile, the desire for seat levelling – returning the seat to its original position after it has been lowered to allow the driver to comfortably enter or exit the vehicle – is also now widely established. John Morris of Norgren, an international market leader in pneumatic motion and fluid control technologies, explains the technology behind seat control and seat levelling and the options available to modern commercial vehicle designers.
Last year, Souriau manufactured more than 50% of its 38999 connectors with a RoHS plating, further reinforcing the company’s position as industry green leader in the connector market. The company has more than a decade of experience with RoHS Zinc Nickel plating, which is now considered a superior RoHS-compliant alternative to cadmium by the MilAero industry.
Souriau has now industrialized this plating for most of the company’s MilAero connector lines, which includes the D38999, Series I, II and III, MIL-C-26482 Series I, VG96918, micro38999, caps and backshell.
Complementing the SK 200E line of frequency inverters, NORD DRIVESYSTEMS introduces the SK 180E which is mounted on asynchronous motors, just like its larger counterparts. Featuring proven ISD vector control, the SK 180E is even more cost-effective than the currently available range of decentralized units. The new inverter focuses on the core requirements of speed control and efficiency. Featuring two analog inputs and integrated process and PI controller functions, it can autonomously manage simple drive applications. It is suitable both for stand-alone variable frequency drives and for synchronized operation with several units. A typical example of the latter: distributed horizontal conveying applications requiring no positioning or encoder feedback, no special safety functions or braking resistors, and with motor power outputs from 0.25 to 2.2 kW.
There has been a real technological breakthrough in the profile measuring field. Approximately 30 times faster than the best standard of the market, with the LJ-V Series it is possible to check instantaneously the results of a scanned target using a 3D view on line. It is also characterised by the simplicity of its implementation, precision and its stability of detection.
Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton will be attending Nor-Shipping, an exhibition and conference for the maritime sector that takes place from 4 to 7 June in Oslo, Norway. On stand T02-02 Eaton will present its broad portfolio of systems and product solutions for the marine and offshore industry. Here, visitors can see a demonstration of the company’s expertise in providing reliable, high-performance energy distribution and Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems as well as automation solutions that enable safe and comfortable voyages.
As part of its commitment to ensure ongoing customer satisfaction, Souriau develops solutions to reduce the cost of its connectors without sacrificing their high performance. One example is its new Cost-Effective ARINC 600 connector with harpooned contacts. Like its predecessor, this connector conforms to the ARINC 600 standard but costs as much as 25% less.
Select components directly from the machine in the event of faults or maintenance requirement? This works with the new Eplan Data Portal app which is now avail-able in two languages from the iTunes Store. It allows users to access over 230,000 components in the portal, search and select mobile devices and components. The intelligent basket transfers the data collected into the original Eplan project, unless the customer has a soft-ware service contract.