NKE AUSTRIA introduces its new series of single row cylindrical roller bearings. The salient feature of this series is the wide range of variants it comprises: more than 3,000 types are made to order in NKE’s new assembly plant in the Austrian town of Steyr. In addition to being exceptionally flexible, the modular production facility enables very short lead times on all products. The applications of the new single row cylindrical roller bearings are as numerous as its variants: they are used in pumps and compressors, mechanical presses, electric motors, gearboxes, traction motors and axle bearings for railway vehicles, in steelworks and many other industrial applications.
Görlitz, now part of the Bombardier group, was a pioneer of double-deck trains in the 1950s. Many of these trains are still in use in Eastern Europe. That is the case in Rumania, where the national company CFR has launched an ambitious upgrade programme. In this project, Faiveley Transport has installed HVAC and CCTV systems for passenger comfort and security and replaced the braking systems in order to achieve 15% to 20% higher operating speeds. Through this contract, involving 140 carriages, Faiveley Transport is proving its capacity to carry out upgrades necessitating substantial engineering work and is placing itself in a good position for taking on other projects of this type.
The Southco® AV-D30 Dynamic Mounting Arm features integrated positioning technology that enables the arm to function efficiently in challenging applications. The arm provides reliable display positioning that withstands touch forces, vibration and dynamic loading. Precisely controlled operating efforts in the joints mean the AV-D30 resists dynamic loads such as vehicle braking and equipment vibration. The arm features user-friendly grab-and-move operation technology without the need for tightening, loosening, locking or unlocking.
As a leading global player in engineered access solutions, Southco is the preferred supplier to a wide range of industries where the supply partnership calls for a high level of technological innovation. This is particularly evident in the medical industry where the company is leading the way in latching and hinging, and increasing its presence in position control, having worked closely with leading global manufacturers in medical engineering for many years.
All sectors of industry are being forced to review and re-shape their strategies and operations in order to meet the challenges thrown up by tough market conditions resulting from the economic downturn. In the global off-highway industry, many of the issues facing OEMs and end-users impact on OH vehicles and equipment and necessitate a change in focus in their design, functionality, technology and manufacture.
The new Southco® R4-20 and R4-50 Rotary Latches provide superior performance for use in industrial, agricultural, construction, recreational and off-highway applications. The compact R4-20 offers a robust, space-saving design with both single-stage and two-stage engagement for secure latching. The rugged construction and corrosion-resistant finish of the R4-20 make it a desirable choice for harsh environments. The heavy-duty R4-50 satisfies the requirements of the U.S. FMVSS-206 standard for passenger entry doors and provides rugged design, durable construction and flexible actuation options.
For the very first time, the new conveyor belt systems of the INOTEC AP GmbH in Hesse achieve the wide range of functions of servo drive technology using decentralised inverters. Integrated drives from NORD DRIVESYSTEMS enable complex functions such as cycling, positioning and start-stop operation to be realised with cost-effective units.
NORD DRIVESYSTEMS offers individual "Smart Solutions" for drive applications across all areas of industry. These solution packages combine customised drive concepts complete with components from NORD production and development, and systematically link them with fast-reaction complete support – including order tracking, training offers and on-site service. The ready-made systems can be supplied fully functional and ready to run on delivery.
Maplesoft™ today announced a product upgrade that extends connectivity to key hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) products from National Instruments™ (NI). In addition to connectivity to NI LabVIEW™, this updated MapleSim add-on also lets users connect to the new NI VeriStand™ product. NI VeriStand™ is a ready-to-use software environment for configuring real-time testing applications, including HIL test systems. The MapleSim Connector for LabVIEW™ and NI VeriStand™ software integrates MapleSim's rich modeling environment into the popular LabVIEW™ and NI VeriStand™ real-time platforms. Engineers using LabVIEW™ or NI VeriStand™ can quickly develop and optimize complex engineering system models in the intuitive visual modeling environment of MapleSim.