Whether soldering, induction brazing or laser welding the weld filler metal is often delivered by wire. The system must always deliver a reproducible length of filler metal to the correct destination, but without jolting or bending the wire in the process. A new automatic wire feeder driven by a Faulhaber controlled micromotor is now providing a reliable solution to this problem.
Businesses such as data centers, banks, hospitals and supermarkets need constant access to power. By implementing an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS), these businesses make sure that they always have an immediate back-up if the main power should fail. But how do you make sure that the back-up always is operational without physically visiting it every day? Eaton has found a way by using the Netbiter remote management solution from HMS Industrial Networks. It enables Eaton to access to real-time data about each UPS, to offer a faster service and to reduce travelling.
Maplesoft today announced a major adoption of its products by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). JPL is implementing Maple, MapleSim, and MapleNet in its various projects. Whether creating America's first satellite, Explorer 1, sending the first robotic craft to the moon, or exploring the edges of the solar system, JPL has been at the forefront of pushing the limits of exploration.
Despite the introduction of energy efficiency classes IE2, IE3 etc. and the subsequent information that is now available, finding the most resource-efficient drive solution is not easy. A simple catalog based choice will often miss out on potential savings and therefore motors should be carefully selected according to the actual load profile of the application. To avoid inefficient drive specifications, NORD Drivesystems concentrates on power reserves which are derived from various sources. Firstly, the power a motor can generate in compliance with its temperature class is higher than the rated output as given in the catalog and on the motor type plate. Secondly, performance classes rise gradually; for a 3.7 kW output, for instance, it takes a 4 kW motor. Many customers will even select the next motor in size. This kind of “bigger is better” approach is anything but efficient.
Faiveley Transport signed an agreement to acquire a controlling interest in Graham-White, a leading designer and manufacturer of compressed air drying technology and brake components for locomotives and rail transit markets.