Due to its mountainous topography, Italy is a country rich in road tunnels. In the Lombardy region, a new supervision and remote control system has been designed and implemented by Gemmo S.p.A. Based on the PcVue SCADA system from ARC Informatique, it ensures the comfort and safety of users along over 140km of tunnels.
Icon Polymer Group, a technology company in engineered polymer products, has delivered a major boost to designers seeking to minimise aircraft weight and fuel consumption, with the introduction of a revolutionary new lighter weight material for aircraft seals.
As more and more people rely on mobile communications in their daily lives, the pressure on telecom infrastructure is increased. We want telecom base stations to achieve higher performance while decreasing operational costs. This can be a real challenge, especially in rural and scarcely populated areas where we might lack a well-developed power grid and the nearest service technician is miles away.
On Hannover Messe 2013, Atlas Copco surprised the market with a new, very compact oil-injected rotary screw compressor from 7 to 37 kW: the 7-37 GA VSD+. Besides a small footprint, it offers a leap forward in Free Air Delivery (improvements of up to 12%), and a breakthrough energy-efficiency: it requires on average 50% less energy than a comparable idling compressor. This new type of compressor offering a variable speed (frequency-controlled), will be suitable for most industries and aims to contribute significantly to the green economy needs.
Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton has announced that it will be participating in VMware Forum 2013, which takes place from April to June in a number of major cities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) including Brussels at the Wild Gallery on May 15th. At the events, Eaton, a VMware® Technology Alliance partner, will demonstrate how its Intelligent Power® software makes it easy to manage power devices in virtualised environments by integrating seamlessly with VMware’s virtual machine management system, vCenter™. Eaton will also be exhibiting its latest power management solutions for virtual environments on its stand.
In today‘s environment, complete machining is essential in order to profitably produce complex components. For this reason, the metal and plastics producer MKE has been making knee joint components for medical technology on an EMCO Hyperturn HT 95 SMB since the beginning of 2012. In addition to exemplary service, the key for the in Hallein-based machine manufacturer was what MKE believes to be the best cost/benefit relationship in the market.
President Putin and Chancellor Merkel visit NORD booth in Hanover
Bargteheide – Looking to learn about energy-efficient drive technology, Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel stopped by the booth of German drive manufacturer NORD DRIVESYSTEMS on their tour of select exhibitors after jointly opening the 2013 Hannover Messe. Since the country’s last turn as high-profile partner of the world’s leading industrial fair in 2005, Russia has witnessed a surge in awareness for sustainable business practices, environmentally sound technology, and green growth strategies. Given this trend, the leaders of the two nations made NORD, a renowned provider of high-efficiency drive solutions, a port of call on their brief round of visits to major German brands and industrial innovators.
Cambridge, UK – Working with a tier 1 electronics supplier to the automotive industry, Datapaq has tailored a temperature monitoring solution for documenting the repeatability of selective soldering processes. This development has become necessary as automotive manufacturers are increasingly requiring their suppliers to perform statistical process control. The economic argument for immediate quality control is strong, too: since margins are small in this industry segment, and the costs of product failures are high, measuring and controlling each process ensures profitability. Datapaq’s low-cost solution monitors both the pre-heat stage and the dip soldering stage and generates detailed temperature profiles that enable users to compare the performance of different machines, adjust parameters if necessary, and reduce setup time for new batches. Crucially, the system is small and light enough to pass through the process along with the printed circuit boards. It consists of a Q18 data logger and a PA2200A fixture holding two thermocouples for the pre-heat stage and three thermocouples for the dip soldering stage. The dip soldering probes enable the monitoring of solder temperature as well as dwell time in the solder (contact time). They can be adjusted to allow for measurement of contact time at different heights. The customer uses Datapaq products to monitor all soldering processes. In addition to minimizing training costs, this facilitates the establishment of best practices since central process development engineers can compare measurements from all their assembly facilities.