GlaxoSmithKline, wanting to improve the manufacturing processes at its Evreux factory, needed to upgrade the vision system for its high-throughput marking lines. The previous system required deactivation of automatic checking, forcing the factory to rely on inspection by the operators. The Keyence solution is showing itself to be not only reliable but also substantially less expensive than that of its competitors.
A new range of comfort units, Major Line available from stock in more than 50 versions, providing cooling capacity from 700 W to 9 kW according to Eurovent ratings. Its resolutely modern styling is a perfect match for all types of interior and its energy consumption is on average 20% lower than that of previous-generation models.
To highlight its intention to set itself apart in the fields of service quality and passenger safety, the city of Seville has decided to equip its metro line with platform doors. In this context, Faiveley was able to make all the difference, thanks to its reputation in the railway equipment field and its ability to provide a turnkey solution, overcoming the usual difficulties concerning interfacing between the trains and the platform door system (train-wayside communication).
Gravograph’s new mechanical engraving machine provides many new functions, including ‘point and shoot’ and handling of strips without length limits. IS 900 is designed for flat engraving of identification plates or cutting and engraving of sheets of any material, including aluminium.
The latest addition to the SOURIAU UTS range is a sealed plastic open face connector for printed circuit boards. It is the only one on the market to provide IP68 and IP69K ingress protection ratings, even when it is unmated. The UTS Hi seal PCB versionis intended particularly for electronics applications subjected to wide temperature variations, generating condensation, and to submerged environments: instrumentation in humid environments, outdoor light fixtures, road signs, off-road vehicles, wastewater treatment stations, etc.
This new 5-port Ethernet switch innovates as the only sealed ATEX solution, while remaining affordable. It has the further advantage of being available with connectors that are also sealed and ATEX. Using this particularly rugged switch, with full ’plug and play’ functionality, it is easy to set up redundant rings with 30 ms recovery times and 100 Mbps data rates.
Like Valenciennes, Le Mans and Lyon, Reims has chosen the new 41 GPU grooved rail from Tata Steel. While installation has only just begun, its recent success highlights the advantages of this new Tata Steel Rail for tramways. It assures a perfect continuity of the running rail with the Vignole 50E6 rails (standard EN 13674-1). It thus assures the durability and the optimization of investment, reduced wear and improved comfort for passengers and residents.
Tata Steel Rail has just completed delivery, spread over five years, of 130 000 metal railway sleepers for the renovation of the Corsican railway. Made in Scunthorpe, England, the sleepers have the advantage of being fire resistant, are specially adapted for metric gauge tracks and most importantly, are easy to handle as they are two times lighter than wooden sleepers.
UTS In-Line is a connector that is designed to expand or repair links, and which assures a level of dynamic airtight sealing to IP68 or IP69K. It is an ideal solution for demanding applications such as robotics, off-road, road signage and railway signaling. The screw contact termination variant makes it the ideal companion for installation engineers.