Innovative brake system increases safety of vertical axes

If there is a danger of falling loads on vertical axes in areas where personnel have to work, additional measures must be taken to minimise the risk of accidents. The Mauerstetten brake specialist mayr® power transmission has developed brake systems which are capable of providing safety in any critical situation occurring during vertical axes operation.


MapleSim Used to Create High Fidelity Physical Models of Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Batteries

In recent years, the demand for hybrid-electric and fully electric vehicles has increased enormously. The development of such vehicles is a significantly more complex task than designing conventional cars because they incorporate many different engineering domains into a single system. At the same time, competitive pressures are forcing auto manufacturers to come up with new designs faster than ever before. The industry is turning to math-based physical modeling techniques which allow engineers to accurately describe the behavior of the components that comprise the system and the physical constraints on the system. These model equations are then used to develop, test, and refine designs very quickly, and without the expense and time required to build physical prototypes.


WAS: as intuitive as smartphones

Weiss develops an intuitive user interface for its mechatronic products.

HMS Industrial Networks AB

The fastest way to support PROFIenergy

HMS supports the “green automation initiative” of the automobile manufacturers with the release of an embedded Anybus-CompactCom PROFIenergy communication module.

Amixon GmbH

Amixon VM: New mixer generation with total emptying

At first sight, every industrially applicable mixing principle already seems to be invented for the solids mixing technology. These processing machines however are continuously refined and improved. Their objective, amongst other things, is to simplify the production of appliances. The refinement furthermore aims at increasing the user advan-tages for the operator and enhancing the production processes. The engineers also focus on the optimisation of the hygiene and the mixing quality. This is where amixon GmbH introduces a new development, which enables an almost complete removal of the mixed product, without leaving any residues whatsoever, from the mixer.



OPERA is CIAT’s latest range of drycoolers and air-cooled condensers. An economic solution, based on standard modules, OPERA is available in more than 4500 models, which adapt perfectly to many different applications. Whilst offering the same output, its energy efficiency is 15% better than that of previous generations. This ratio can be as much as 50% depending on options. Available power ratings go up to 1100 kW.


High-Speed Fiber placement on large complex structures

Reducing aircraft weight is essential to boosting fuel efficiency. Not only is it very important in terms of cost, but also given the ever-increasing distances that airplanes of the future are expected to travel more capacity is essential. Carbon fiber's high strength to weight ratio is one of the main innovations today, but the need for high production rates requires extremely complex machines. Electroimpact has developed an outstanding solution offering a 2000 inch per minute (50-meter per minute) automated fiber placement speed. This means a very sophisticated control system and very stable and accurate axes drive systems. Andantex USA provided all the critical mechanical components to drive the axes.

HMS Industrial Networks AB

CANopen X-gateway Family

The new Anybus X-gateway series connects CANopen networks with 10 other fieldbus and industrial Ethernet networks


Alufast® fasteners facilitate lightweight construction

Alufast® aluminium screws from Arnold Umformtechnik are especially advantageous for joining magnesium components: transmission, housing, load-bearing, stiffening... Especially with material pairs exposed to thermal stress, they significantly enhance the security of threaded fastener joints. Furthermore, Alufast® aluminium screws weigh only one-third as much as equivalent steel screws. Particularly with large volumes the weight savings can amount to the equivalent of several metric tons of steel per year.

SOURIAU – SUNBANK Connection Technologies

Composite Connectors qualified by ESA Space Applications

Souriau, the worldwide leader of composite connectors for severe environments has obtained the qualification of the European Space Agency (ESA) for its rectangular miniature range: microComp®. The microComp® connector is the perfect replacement for ESA/ESCC D-Sub connector, which is widely used today in satellite payloads. The microComp® allows a space saving up to 40% and a weight reduction down to 60%.

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