SOURIAU has obtained K2 qualification of 8N45S Series nuclear grade connectors. Compliant with RCC-E 2005 design and manufacturing standard, these new connectors integrate a screen termination mechanism that ensures perfect continuity and high shielding performances.
Most wind turbines use gearboxes to transform the relatively low rotational speed of the main shaft into higher speeds required for power generation. Wind turbine designers have to face 2 main challenges when defining these gearboxes. First, the forces a wind turbine gearbox has to transmit are forever increasing while the gearbox itself has to remain compact. Second, these gearboxes are difficult and costly to design, to manufacture and to maintain.
The “Volta” building, located in France not far from Paris, has the distinctive feature of consuming just 69 kW/sq. m/year, which is 50% less than conventional service sector buildings. By supplying the energy production system, the air handling units and the comfort units, CIAT is a key player in this performance. Piloted by the main contractor EIFFAGE IMMOBILIER, it is the first service sector operation to be given a BBC Effinergie label in the Paris region.
Maplesoft™ announced the simultaneous release of MapleSim™ 4, the high-performance, physical modeling and simulation tool, and Maple™ 14, the technical computing software for engineers, mathematicians, and scientists. MapleSim 4 introduces a new 3-D construction feature and a flexible probe management tool whereas Maple 14 includes new control system design tools, linearization tools, and new solvers.
Beijer Electronics has entered a strategic alliance with QSI Corporation, a US based company, who develops and sells rugged operator interfaces and mobile data terminals for industrial OEMs and commercial vehicle systems integrators. This strategic alliance will increase Beijer Electronics presence in the US.
NORD Drivesystems launches its myNORD customer portal: this new section of the drive manufacturer’s website, http://my.nord.com, offers on-line tools for registered customers that provide detailed information about order status, product selection, local contacts, and latest news.
DART is on its best way to becoming an accepted standard technology in the process industry. Dynamic Arc Recognition and Termination (DART) is a much easier approach to certify the intrinsic safety of a circuit. It provides considerable more power to drive field devices within explosion hazardous areas and allows longer cable distances. It uses intelligent detection circuits to monitor the entire electric circuit. As soon as the formation of a dangerous spark is detected, the power supply is shut off within microseconds to prevent the spark from becoming incentive. This greatly increases installation options and opens a completely new range of applications.