Eaton Introduces Power Xpert® CX Motor Control and Power Distribution Center

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation has launched its new Power Xpert® CX, an International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) low voltage switchgear with a range up to 4000 amperes (A). The system provides reliable motor control and power distribution functionality for industrial and commercial installations. The innovative design, combined with Eaton's expertise in low voltage applications, brings a new, reliable platform that is the heart of any motor control or power distribution system. Power Xpert CX is a compact, ergonomic and flexible system.

Keller MSR

Pyrometer with integrated TBC video camera

Pyrometers often feature through-the-lens sighting which enables precise alignment to the target and correct distance adjustment. The instrument will yield the most accurate tempera-ture data when the optics have been properly focused.


Eaton sells MTX interest and focuses on lean automation solutions with SmartWire-DT

A leading manufacturer of components and systems in electrical engineering and automation technology, Eaton is selling its 50 percent interest in the Eaton/Turck joint venture MT ElektroniX GmbH (MTX) to Turck and focusing on its own interconnection and communications system, SmartWire-DT.

NORD Drivesystems

More than 5000 geared motors for thermal solar plant

Long relegated to mere tech demonstrations and R&D facilities, solar thermal installations built around a central tower are now making the leap to full-scale production sites. Leading the way is Gemasolar in the south of Spain. In order to ensure precise and reliable operation of the plant’s mobile heliostats that focus the sunlight, the vast array comprising 2,650 mirrors is equipped with 5,300 robust geared motors supplied by NORD Drivesystems.


PcVue supervises the world’s largest experiment with rechargeable hybrid vehicles

EDF (Electricité de France), Toyota and the Strasbourg area council have selected PcVue SCADA software, developed by ARC Informatique, for a joint three-year project titled Kléber. This is a full-scale experiment with a fleet of 70 rechargeable hybrid vehicles (RHV) and 145 charging stations throughout the Strasbourg urban area. Value for money, short lead times and industrial know-how all played a crucial role in the selection process.

British Steel

Major order for new high-speed French rail track

Tata Steel has secured a major order to supply railway lines for a new high-speed track between the French cities of Bordeaux and Tours. Tata Steel will supply 84,000 tonnes of high quality rail for the new South-Europe-Atlantique line – a 302km (188 miles) long line which will be one of the world’s largest infrastructure projects launched in the last decade.


MapleSim Drives Higher Fuel Efficiency in Cars

Waterloo, Canada, 14 September 2011: Maplesoft™ today announced the MapleSim™ Driveline Component Library is a collection of components for driveline modeling applications. Built with the involvement of several transmission manufacturers, this MapleSim add-on covers all stages in the powertrain, from the engine to the differential, wheels, and road loads, as well as vehicle dynamics.


Flexibility and reliability are key

Bar Graphic Machinery Ltd has implemented an efficient solution to control the unwind tension of its rewinders. This solution is based on web-tension specialist Merobel’s brakes and power supplies.

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