With two new cylinder series to ISO standards, Aventics has expanded its actuator product range for applications with high hygiene requirements. The pneumatics specialists now offer a solution to meet strict requirements placed by the food and pharmaceutical industries. Aventics presented its new CCL-IS and CCL-IC cylinders for the first time at the 2017 Hannover Messe.
As the world looks towards more sustainable sources of energy generation, many countries are continuing to increase their investment in wind turbine technology, with China and the US leading the globe in the adoption of wind energy. In fact, it is widely expected that the global wind power market will reach 760.35 GW by 2020, as continents such as Europe continue to support wind power initiatives with new legislation to reduce carbon emissions. Whilst wind turbines are undoubtedly in demand, this increase in their adoption presents a number of challenges for windfarm owners and maintenance engineers, as turbines typically have a limited lifespan. Repairs are difficult to carry out, give that the replacement of parts can be costly and any engineering work needs to be carried out up to 100m off the ground. As a solution, many in the industry are focusing on improving the reliability of these devices at all costs. In this article, George Finley and Paul Kling from Morgan Advanced Materials explore some of the most effective maintenance techniques for wind turbine management, taking a look at the consequences of turbine failure.
The use of NSK’s advanced Molded-Oil deep groove ball bearings in the rotary screen of a biogas plant has seen service life more than double, a fact that is helping to save €19,200 per annum. Molded-Oil bearings feature lubricant that is embedded in a polyolefin resin, thus preventing the penetration of liquid and particle contaminants to permit extended periods of maintenance-free running.
WILSONVILLE, Ore., – April 24, 2017 – FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) today announced the launch of the FLIR ETS320 thermal imaging solution for electronics testing in engineering benchtop environments. As the first FLIR camera designed specifically for benchtop work in testing and analyzing the thermal characteristics of electronic components and printed circuit boards (PCBs), the FLIR ETS320 aims to advance testing and diagnosis accuracy in the electronics industry.
Scott Safety’s commitment to helping everyday heroes has taken a giant leap forward with the launch of a firefighting industry first - Scott Sight – an in-mask thermal imaging intelligence system. This ground-breaking system brings the future of firefighting into clear view for those on the front line and is set to revolutionise the industry.
Delta, a global leader in power and thermal management solutions, starts displaying today at Hannover Messe 2017 its various building automation solutions, some of which are already contributing to the enhanced annual energy savings of up to 89% in the lighting system of the Manchester Airport, UK and up to 12% in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system of a major facility of Telecom Italia, Italy. The Building Management & Control System (BMCS), an IoT-oriented, cloud-ready and all-in-one platform solely compatible with all communication protocols involved in building control, and the Delta Energy Online, a powerful tool for extensive, smart and valuable energy monitoring and visualized analytics in buildings, are the two major cornerstones of our portfolio this year.