Dereck Wright, Application Engineer at Maplesoft, has developed for a motorcycle manufacturer, a new model of battery with Maplesim. Engineers are thus able to analyse battery charge and discharge according to the way the driver uses various components of the powertrain as the starter motor, the alternator and the engine.
NORD DRIVESYSTEMS is bringing to the market IE2 high-efficiency motors compliant with the IEC 60034-30 standard. For practically all its IE2 motors NORD has kept the same capacity and introduced new technological solutions to improve their efficiency.
Lufkin Automation has chosen the Westermo MRD-310 3G router to equip its SAM Well Manager product, the oil industry’s most advanced technological solution for high-precision monitoring and control of rod-pumping wells. Used in a series of pilot projects, mainly for the European and Asian markets, the MRD-310 provide a very high level of connectivity, and support many mobile standards including GSM, GPRS, 3G UMTS, HSDPA and HSUPA. Dedicated to harsh environments, MRD-310 is aimed to demonstrate significant cost savings in this application.
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.
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.