Because of their high strength-to-weight ratio, carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) parts are appearing more often in aerospace applications and are emerging in such fields as auto racing, sporting equipment (longboards and rowing shells), and many others.
Pioneering the field of digital microscopy, KEYENCE has released its latest microscope system, the VHX-2000. The VHX Series Digital Microscope was designed to alleviate the shortcomings of traditional, optical light microscopes - shallow depth-of-field, short working distance, lack of portability and versatility, sample limitations, etc. By integrating advanced zoom optics with a CCD camera, 17" LCD monitor, light source, controller and analysis/reporting software, the VHX streamlines testing and improves the speed and efficiency of the inspection process.
For PROFINET and SERCOS III networks Weidmüller offers a new moulded IE cable with PushPull connectors providing a reliable connectivity solution to fulfil industrial application requirements. PROFINET specifications prescribe the use of variant 14 PushPull connectors in IP67 network installations. Weidmüller designed its corresponding connection cable with robust characteristics especially for deployment in industry. Based on components with STEADYTEC® technology the new moulded IP67 patch cable supports applications requiring up to 10 Gigabit Ethernet. The innovative moulding technique ensures reliable protection against manipulation, effective anti-kink protection as well as excellent strain and bend relief. The sturdy mechanical interface is a distinguishing feature of the IP67 rated connector. Each component fulfils PROFINET specifications and conforms to IEC 61076-3-117, variant 14. Moreover, thanks to STEADYTEC® technology the compactly designed PushPull connectors offer reliable shielding. The pre-assembled PROFINET patch cables are suitable for use with drag-chains (Type C) Cat. 5 moulded, corresponding to category Cat. 5 (ISO/IEC 11801) / Cat.5e (TIA 568-B).
The Neptus heat pump range, on water loop or connected to geothermal energy sources, is distinguished by the highest level of seasonal performance on the market with EER and COP reaching 4.3. The range is made up of 9 models of varying size in vertical water-to-air reversible heat pumps or cooling versions, with heating capacities from 28 to 109 kW, and cooling capacities from 24 to 93 kW. These units use R-410A refrigerant, and are specially designed for heating and air conditioning new or renovated commercial buildings.