Overview: Founded in 1938, Kennametal is one of the global leaders in cutting and wear-resistant solutions with operations in over 60 countries. Their products have been used extensively in the Aerospace Industry. The establishing of Kennametal Foundation Scholarship at Northwestern Polytechnical University will greatly promote the cultivation of talents in domestic aerospace manufacturing and metal cutting industries.
As part of its installations modernisation programme, SHEM (Société Hydro-Electrique du Midi) has placed an order with MEIJE, an integrator in the EUROPONT network, for a gantry crane to handle hydroelectric turbines at the CAPDENAC plant in the South of France.
The water treatment and distribution company, SEMEA, has achieved a return on its investment over 14 months by replacing a pumping installation with a solution developed by LEROY-SOMER and FLOWSERVE. Characterized by low rate variations, this application, initially at fixed speed, had little potential to achieve energy savings. As such, it is a good example that in many cases, changing a drive mechanism can yield economic benefits.
Many users in the material handling, automobile manufacturing, and intralogistics sector see the IDENTControl concept from Pepperl+Fuchs as the answer to all their needs, because the perfect modularity and general command structure facilitate the use of RFID technology. The wide range of fieldbus solutions makes it possible for users to standardize and use a wide range of programmable logic controllers on a worldwide basis. Because LF, HF, and UHF read/write heads can be connected to the same IDENTControl interface, the system can be perfectly tailored to the relevant applications. Thus, RFID makes it easy to resolve the increasing demands for a large number of variants and short cycle times—through to just-in-time production in the automotive industry. Modularity, flexibility, and investment security are key concerns at Pepperl+Fuchs.
SOURIAU, a leading global manufacturer of high performance, high reliability interconnect solutions for harsh environments, announces the release of the JBX Push Pull Sealed IP68 connector family for waterproof applications.
Souriau’s UTL is a power connector intended for outdoor applications such as architectural and urban lighting, portable power tools and telecom relays. It conforms to the latest UL and IEC standards, and can handle currents up to 16 A and voltages up to 600 V.
Icon Aerospace, a technology company in engineered polymer products and a leading supplier of refuelling hoses to Tier 1 suppliers and air forces across the globe, has developed a key enabling technology to create the first ‘Intelligent Connector (IC)’ for in-flight refuelling.
Solution provider EPLAN showcases the new Version 2.2 of the EPLAN Platform at SPS IPC Drives, Hall 7A / Stand 240. With numerous functional extensions and innovative additional modules, for example for field cabling, it opens up new perspectives in engineering for users. The new graphical macro selection, smart terminal analysis and automatic termination points when copying sections of a circuit provide rapid design engineering results. Engineers receive a solid system which accelerates processes and provides a basis for standardization and automation.