GlaxoSmithKline, wanting to improve the manufacturing processes at its Evreux factory, needed to upgrade the vision system for its high-throughput marking lines. The previous system required deactivation of automatic checking, forcing the factory to rely on inspection by the operators. The Keyence solution is showing itself to be not only reliable but also substantially less expensive than that of its competitors.
Maplesoft™ announced the release of the next version of its popular testing and assessment tool. With a spectrum of new features, Maple T.A. 5.0, released globally, is expected to significantly enhance flexibility and performance of content management, as well as simplify system administration. Maple T.A. is an easy-to-use web-based system for creating tests and assignments, automatically assessing student responses and performance.
The Communicator is an intelligent protocol converter that provides instant Profibus connectivity. As the automation device remains unchanged there is no need for hardware-, software modifications or extensive engineering work. Modbus is a very popular serial protocol and the industrial automation market contains a wide range of existing devices with a Modbus interface such as temperature sensors, barcode readers, motor controllers and measuring instruments. By using the Anybus Communicator all these devices can be easily integrated into modern automation systems based on Profibus and PLCs i.e. from Siemens, Schneider and ABB.
Souriau is extending its range of engine connectors to meet electrical power demands up to 80 A continuous rating in an external environment at 260 °C, with a 20% gain in compactness. The use of “ all electric” on aircraft to replace hydraulic, mechanical or pneumatic energy is attracting increasing attention. Reliability and safety are increased, while costs are reduced, thanks among other factors to a weight saving which directly impacts fuel consumption. That is why Airbus, for example, has replaced one of the three flight control hydraulic systems of the A380 with an hydro-electrical network.
Accessible from the website www.souriau-industrial.com, the SOURIAU on-line configurator is a tool enabling users to obtain the part numbers of connectors matching their needs, along with their 2D drawings. The configurator now has a new function: on-line ordering.
In 2008, in the Italian Triveneto region, from Imperia to Venice, more than 25,000 m of FLOWTITE glass-fibre reinforced plastic (GRP) piping was laid as part of irrigation projects. The construction projects not only helped to preserve the environment, they also considerably increased the levels of agricultural productivity in the region. As irrigation affects the water table due to the wells dug, most of the water currently used comes from mountain streams or rivers. This avoids lowering the water table and cuts project costs.
San Ace 40 - GA type, 40 x 40 x 28 mm Cooling Fan, achieves a 30% energy savings and a sound pressure level that is reduced by 6dB(A), compared to a conventional Sanyo Denki fan (DC cooling fan: 40 × 40 ×28 mm fan “San Ace 40” (9GV0412K03)), while ensuring high air flow and static pressure and the environmental preservation of customer's equipment.
A new range of comfort units, Major Line available from stock in more than 50 versions, providing cooling capacity from 700 W to 9 kW according to Eurovent ratings. Its resolutely modern styling is a perfect match for all types of interior and its energy consumption is on average 20% lower than that of previous-generation models.