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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At this year’s SPS/IPC/DRIVES, Weidmüller introduces an innovative generation of printed circuit board connectors for drive systems and components. OMNIMATE POWER HYBRID SV/BVF 7.62 connectors for printed circuit boards connect the energy and signal lines as well as the braided shielding of a device in only one operation, locking automatically.
Maplesoft™ today announced an add-on component library for its physical modeling and simulation product MapleSim™. The MapleSim Tire Component Library lets engineers extend their multi-domain MapleSim vehicle models with high-performance pneumatic tire components.
Almost 50 000 SilentTrack dampers have been used on the Epping to Chatswood Rail Line, in the suburbs of Sydney. SilentTrackTM is a dynamic damper developed by Tata Steel which significantly reduces the noise generated by railway traffic. A world exclusive, SilentTrackTM is capable of reducing noise generated by the track itself by an average of 4 to 6 dB(A), depending on the form of the track.