NSK

NSK Italy wins ‘Company to Watch’ award

Up against tough competition, NSK Italy has been successful in its bid to win the coveted ‘Company to Watch’ award in a ceremony held at the end of March 2017. The Company to Watch Award is organised by Cerved, a leading information provider in Italy and one of the major rating agencies in Europe, with winners judged against their financial results and business performance.

Advantech

Advantech Launches High Performance Compact Fanless IPC with Intel® 6th/7th Generation Core™ i Socket Type Platform

Advantech (2395.TW), a leading global provider of intelligent systems and platform solutions across multiple vertical markets, is pleased to announce the launch of MIC-7700, a high performance, compact, fanless IPC with the latest Intel® Core i™ socket-type CPU. MIC-7700 provides highly flexible expansion capability and excellent computing through the Intel® 6th/7th generation Core™ i socket type processor, DDR4 memory, optional I/O modules and unique Advantech i-module products. Together, these will satisfy applications in the factory and machine automation fields, which need expansion capability and cost-effectiveness. The compact size and ruggedized design of MIC-7700 withstand the demands of harsh industrial environments, to ensure stability and durability.

NORD Drivesystems

Hoist drives rise to the challenge

AC vector drives enable maintenance access to high-rise buildings

Aventics

Clean-Cut Solutions Aventics presents CCL Clean Line cylinder series

With two new cylinder series to ISO standards, Aventics has expanded its actuator product range for applications with high hygiene requirements. The pneumatics specialists now offer a solution to meet strict requirements placed by the food and pharmaceutical industries. Aventics presented its new CCL-IS and CCL-IC cylinders for the first time at the 2017 Hannover Messe.

Morgan Advanced Materials

Brushing up on wind turbine maintenance techniques

As the world looks towards more sustainable sources of energy generation, many countries are continuing to increase their investment in wind turbine technology, with China and the US leading the globe in the adoption of wind energy. In fact, it is widely expected that the global wind power market will reach 760.35 GW by 2020, as continents such as Europe continue to support wind power initiatives with new legislation to reduce carbon emissions. Whilst wind turbines are undoubtedly in demand, this increase in their adoption presents a number of challenges for windfarm owners and maintenance engineers, as turbines typically have a limited lifespan. Repairs are difficult to carry out, give that the replacement of parts can be costly and any engineering work needs to be carried out up to 100m off the ground. As a solution, many in the industry are focusing on improving the reliability of these devices at all costs. In this article, George Finley and Paul Kling from Morgan Advanced Materials explore some of the most effective maintenance techniques for wind turbine management, taking a look at the consequences of turbine failure.

NSK

NSK bearings save €19,200 per annum at biogas plant

The use of NSK’s advanced Molded-Oil deep groove ball bearings in the rotary screen of a biogas plant has seen service life more than double, a fact that is helping to save €19,200 per annum. Molded-Oil bearings feature lubricant that is embedded in a polyolefin resin, thus preventing the penetration of liquid and particle contaminants to permit extended periods of maintenance-free running.

Variohm

Novotechnik launch RFX

6900 touchless technology angle sensor for extreme applications in mobile machinery

FLIR Systems Trading Belgium BVBA

FLIR Systems Launches FLIR ETS320 Thermal Imaging Camera for Electronics Development and Testing Purpose-built Solution Designed for More Efficient Benchtop Testing and Diagnosis

WILSONVILLE, Ore., – April 24, 2017 – FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) today announced the launch of the FLIR ETS320 thermal imaging solution for electronics testing in engineering benchtop environments. As the first FLIR camera designed specifically for benchtop work in testing and analyzing the thermal characteristics of electronic components and printed circuit boards (PCBs), the FLIR ETS320 aims to advance testing and diagnosis accuracy in the electronics industry.

Scott Safety - 3M

Firefighting leaps into the future with launch of Scott Sight in-mask thermal imaging technology intelligence system

Scott Safety’s commitment to helping everyday heroes has taken a giant leap forward with the launch of a firefighting industry first - Scott Sight – an in-mask thermal imaging intelligence system. This ground-breaking system brings the future of firefighting into clear view for those on the front line and is set to revolutionise the industry.

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