Plastic components with longer service life

23 percent of global energy consumption can be attributed to friction losses. Components with reduced friction therefore represent an important contribution to conserving resources and achieving climate protection targets. In the case of plastics, reduced friction can also reduce microplastics in the environment. With the development of microcapsules filled with liquid lubricants for plastics, the Read more about Plastic components with longer service life[…]

Agriculture sector can boost drive-train reliability with NSK bearings

Drive-train solutions for vehicles and machines in the agriculture industry must meet a variety of performance demands that typically centre on high torque and high loads. Bearings for transmissions, differentials and prop shafts must therefore offer the highest levels of reliability and service life. NSK, based on decades of experience in supplying bearings for automotive Read more about Agriculture sector can boost drive-train reliability with NSK bearings[…]

Joint research project: Researchers working to further develop monopile production for offshore wind farms with Dillinger

With an output of around ten megawatts, today’s wind turbines on the open sea have enormous dimensions. Their gigantic nacelles – with a generator, rotor and rotor blades spanning more than 100 meters – stand atop a steel tower. This tower, in turn, rests in the sea on colossal steel pipes known as monopiles, currently Read more about Joint research project: Researchers working to further develop monopile production for offshore wind farms with Dillinger[…]

High clamping forces in the blink of an eye

The operation of the power clamping nuts of the MCA-S and MCA-T series is completely tool-free. The clamping nuts expanded by a star (MCA-S) or T-handle (MCA-T) enable uncomplicated operation by hand. The force amplification is achieved via the integrated planetary gear, so high clamping forces are very easy to achieve. The automatic switchover from Read more about High clamping forces in the blink of an eye[…]

Hamamatsu Photonics will construct a new factory building at the Joko factory site to boost production capacity of image measurement devices and equipment business

Hamamatsu Photonics will construct a new factory, Building No. 5 at the Joko factory site (Joko-cho, Higashi-ku, Hamamatsu City, Japan) to handle expanding sales of image measurement devices and equipment such as digital cameras for scientific measurement, digital pathology slide scanners, and semiconductor failure analysis systems. The groundbreaking ceremony for the new factory building is Read more about Hamamatsu Photonics will construct a new factory building at the Joko factory site to boost production capacity of image measurement devices and equipment business[…]

Koch Separation Solutions Launches Enhanced Technology To More Effectively Treat Various Industrial Waste Streams

Koch Separation Solutions (KSS) today announced the expansion of its tubular membrane product line with the launch of INDU-COR™ HD (High Density) – an enhanced technology designed to treat various industrial waste streams more effectively. INDU-COR HD provides a higher packing density of up to 300 percent, which makes crossflow filtration more economical while taking Read more about Koch Separation Solutions Launches Enhanced Technology To More Effectively Treat Various Industrial Waste Streams[…]

How to lift a helicopter

We instinctively think of helicopters as being perfectly capable of lifting themselves autonomously even in the most difficult operating conditions. And yet, now, and then they too need a little ‘help’… while waiting to take flight. Elifrulia, the longest-established operator in the business operating in the Italian helicopter services and flight school market, tells us Read more about How to lift a helicopter[…]

APPLICATION NOTE: Positek’s PIPS™ technology simplifies multi-point displacement measurement for large-scale structural monitoring tasks

Positek’s PIPS™ non-contacting sensor technology, based on a simple, single coil design, delivers highly accurate and repeatable position feedback for linear, rotary and tilt displacement measurement. A wide range of product variants and Positek’s extensive custom design capability combine to provide users with novel and cost-efficient measurement verification solutions across all branches of industry and Read more about APPLICATION NOTE: Positek’s PIPS™ technology simplifies multi-point displacement measurement for large-scale structural monitoring tasks[…]

Electric actuators for high duty-cycle positioning tasks: Thomson’s Electrak® LL series linear actuators available from Heason Technology

Recently announced by Thomson Industries Inc., and available in the UK from authorised distributor, Heason Technology, the new Electrak® LL actuator series builds upon the well-proven Thomson Electrak range with a high-performance and high-efficiency brushless motor and integral electronics that eliminates the need for standalone control. The IP66 harsh environment rated actuator perfectly suits mobile Read more about Electric actuators for high duty-cycle positioning tasks: Thomson’s Electrak® LL series linear actuators available from Heason Technology[…]

Digital expert system in materials science being created

Scientists of the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS at Dresden in cooperation with partners from research and industry are planning to create a virtual materials expert system. This system will offer interfaces to publicly available know-how such as the latest scientific papers on materials and relevant standards as well as the practical Read more about Digital expert system in materials science being created[…]