The GRAVOGRAPH continuous improvement discipline

Gravograph has boosted product and service quality in the US, following a major improvement program. It initiated the program to fully satisfy the demands of its 60,000 US customers – who place 65,000 orders every year, from a range of more than 5,000 different products. The results are rewarding: an 80% increase of fulfilled call status for technical support, and the number of Returned Goods (RGA’s) has been cut by 85% over the last three years.

SOURIAU – SUNBANK Connection Technologies

RoHS black Zinc Nickel 38999 series III connectors recognised by QPL

Souriau’s new range of 38999 series III connectors, plated with RoHS-compliant black zinc nickel, has just received a Qualified Product Listing (QPL) from the US defence organization, the DSCC (Defense Supply Center Columbus). The result of more than 10 years of zinc nickel plate experience of the Souriau team, this plate is the only RoHS-compliant alternative to cadmium available to date. All the connectors in the range, including series III inserts and cases, are now available in a black zinc nickel version.

Amphenol Air-LB

Cable clamps

The unique design of these cable clips is a genuine advance. Their inherent performance is supplemented by great ease of use and excellent cable protection. The silicone overmoulding on the inner surface avoids cable damage by vibrations or shocks, while allowing axial adjustment movement.

Westermo Teleindustri AB

Lyonnaise des Eaux chooses Westermo

More than 100 Ethernet DDW-100 connectors – and 15 Ethernet R208 switches – from Westermo have been installed to manage information from 65 boreholes in the Saint Avold area in Eastern France. Knowing that peak demand on the site can reach 3500m3 an hour, the challenge posed by the reliability and availability of the equipment becomes obvious. An Ethernet network in a redundant ring, connecting the sites that are up to 20km apart, has therefore been installed.


XF530p: the portable deep marking solution

Capable of attaining a depth of 0.4mm, the XF530p is the world’s first portable deep marking by micro-percussion machine – which stands out for its versatility and ease of use. Whether it is used on tubes or smooth surfaces, it is simply applied to the part, with no need for other pre-tension equipment or supplementary positioning. It can mark pipelines (oil, mining, gas), lifting/hoisting equipment (pallet trucks, forklift trucks), "off the road" vehicles and even naval constructions and metallic structures.

Ingersoll Rand

Pit Boss Dewatering Pumps

The ARO Fluid Technologies division of Ingersoll Rand Industrial Technologies has released a new line of portable air-operated diaphragm pumps specially developed for mining, construction, sump and other operations where a reliable, de-watering and solids handling pump is an every day requirement. Pit Boss pumps are built to handle the toughest applications while ensuring high flow rates of up to 821 L/min. Notably, they are equipped with a diaphragm that lasts up to four times longer than competitive models and with a patented air motor that guarantees worry-free operation without ice over or stall out.



Amitech Germany, a member of the AMIANTIT Group, has been awarded a major con-tract concerning the supply of approximately 20 km FLOWTITE GRP pipes utilized for the drainage system of the new highway by-pass around Prague. This new highway is the most important project in this sector, not only in the Czech Republic but also in Central Europe. The entire pipeline length of the project is roughly 83km - as with many modern infrastructures, it contains several elevated roadways (about one third).


Double Stage braking on High Speed Trains – Software Free Control

How to reach the best adhesion between rail and wheel at very high speed avoiding hazardous behaviours of software while braking in emergency conditions? FAIVELEY TRANSPORT provides a clever software free dual stage braking solution for very high speed trains.


MapleSim Japanese edition

MapleSim™, the new high-performance multi-domain modeling and simulation tool from Maplesoft™, is now available in a Japanese Edition. It is a high-performance multi-domain modeling and simulation tool, which will dramatically reduce the time taken to bring products to market by using physical modeling techniques.


XF510Cr, a compact & high-speed scribing machine

Technifor is completing its range of scribing machines with the introduction of the XF510Cr. Extremely compact and boasting multiple communication interfaces, it is the ideal solution for integrating on the production line, on turning platforms or on robot arms. Its compact size does not detract from its performance since the XF510Cr has the identical capacities of other models in the scribing range: noticeably quiet, it offers the best scribing speeds on the market and can combine DataMatrix codes. With its three models, XF510Cr, XF510Sr and XF510DR (with a marking field of 160mm x 50mm), Technifor continues to offer the most adaptable solution to all the industry’s scribing needs.

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