British Steel

Improved quality of weld repair of rail defects at reduced costs from Tata Steel

Tata Steel Rail has developed a novel technique for the cost effective repair of discrete defects on the running surface of rail. The key strength of this novel technique lies in the replacement of those aspects of the conventional Manual Metal Arc (MMA) process that often result in variability in the quality of the repair with automatic and more controlled operations. The developed semi-automatic process employs open arc welding with flux cored arc wire and relies on a low preheat temperature to proactively control the metallurgical transformations within the Heat Affected Zone (HAZ). Given that an average cost per repair or short replacement rail can run into several thousands of euros and that the occurrence of wheel rail interface defects is likely to increase with the evident increase in levels of traffic on most railways, the importance of the new process is easy to understand.


Working three times faster with wireless help

An industrial wireless network has revolutionised the working day for warehouse workers at the electronics manufacturer Elko.

HMS Industrial Networks AB

CANopen Module for ET200S connects Siemens automation and control systems with CANopen

HMS Industrial Networks in co-operation with Siemens AG, introduces the new plug-in 1SI CANopen extension module for the Siemens SIMATIC ET200S I/O system. This new module brings CANopen connectivity to the SIMATIC ET200S distributed I/O system, allowing seamless integration of CANopen devices into the Siemens automation architecture.

HMS Industrial Networks AB

For Scandisign AS, any bus can fit!

Scandisign, a member of Norway’s SafeRoad Group, is one of the leading suppliers of LED-based traffic signs and energy effective illuminated signs for multi-story car parks and airports. Its customers often require products which communicate in various ways. By integrating Anybus-IC from HMS Industrial networks in its traffic signs, the group has ensured a short time to market and a flexible, smooth-running solution.



The new Southco® CR Multi-Point Compression Latching System provides a robust solution to enhance secure performance with multiple key-locking options and adjustable multi-point latching for gasketed enclosures. High vandal resistance, sealed performance, and 5mm of centre-point compression, make it an optimal choice for use with environmental, EMI or RFI gaskets in a wide range of outdoor enclosures for telecom, electronics, or industrial equipment applications.



The Southco® H3-EM Electronic Locking Swinghandle delivers efficient electronic access security to datacenter cabinets and industrial enclosures across industries. Designed as an electronic locking platform for indoor applications, the H3-EM can be combined with any access control device for a basic, self-contained electronic access solution. The H3-EM can also provide access control for networked rack control and monitoring systems for addressable remote access control over the Internet.



A new line of standard Southco® ST-12C Counterbalanced Hinges provides consistent, high-torque performance in a compact package, to enable equipment operators to lift and position hinged components with less effort. Ease of movement and no-slip positioning allow intuitive operation of display screens, doors, access panels, and other movable components in consumer, medical equipment, transportation, and industrial machinery applications.


MEPLE selects CIAT to cool its process water

The installation supplied by CIAT for the Meple (IKO Group) waterproofing systems production plant provides temperatures adjustable from 18 to 28 °C. This allows the plant to reduce discards, increase its productivity and gain in production flexibility.


PcVue 9.0

The new version of the PcVue software edited by ARC Informatique puts the accent on opening up links to new protocols, such as integration of BACnet (HVAC management) or WAGO-DALI Smart Generator (lighting source management), and on further advances in ergonomics. Version 9.0 features major innovations that help to cut building energy consumption levels even further, and reduce deployment and operating costs for monitoring projects.

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