Edited by: Michael Jermann, Assistant Editor Hispano-Suiza, a Safran Group company, designs, develops and produces electronic power controllers for airborne applications. The company was contracted by Brazilian aerospace manufacturer Embraer to do all the electrical distribution work, which includes the ram air turbine (RAT), for the Embraer KC-390, a medium-size, twin-engine, jet-powered military transport. The
Edited by: Michael Jermann, Assistant Editor The pilot is wearing a white cap with myriad attached cables. His gaze is concentrated on the runway ahead of him. All of a sudden the control stick starts to move, as if by magic. The airplane banks and then approaches straight on towards the runway. The position of
Medical components custom molded of PEEK from Minnesota Rubber and Plastics (MR&P) improve performance while reducing costs. The company has proven experience molding PEEK designs that dramatically increase product performance and provide a superior alternative to metal and glass components. PEEK (polyetheretherketone) is a high performance thermoplastic. Utilizing MR&P’s proprietary processes and designs, PEEK can
After more than ten years of travel through space, the European space probe Rosetta has reached the comet Chury. Three months from now, for the first time in the history of space travel, a lander will touch down on the surface of the four-kilometer-wide comet. DC motors manufactured by maxon are part of this pioneering
The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2014 to be held September 8-September 13, 2014 in Chicago, will include an exhibit of products from the Deublin Company at booth #E5391, a manufacturer of rotating unions and components used in machine tools and other manufacturing equipment. Deublin machine tool solutions include such patented technologies as Pop-OffTM and
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Engineers and designers are under constant pressure to design innovative products. They are also under the gun to get these new products to market faster than ever. In order to empower them to accomplish these goals, design and simulation software tools are being increasingly used to optimize products early in the conceptual phase of development, […]
Emerson’s Power Transmission Solutions introduced a new program for restoring used high-performance couplings to like-new condition, certified to API 671, with a full original factory warranty. Ideal for...
Military aircraft manufacturers have accepted the practice of replacing microwave assemblies because they get damaged during installation in airframe platforms. Damaged airframe assemblies can lead to compromised signal...
Flexibility and function are key needs in today’s conveyor applications. To help meet those needs, the 3200 Series Conveyor platform gives users more options and flexibility to serve a greater range of markets, including industrial, packaging and assembly. This line was created by merging and improving the 5200/5300 Series Conveyors with the 3200 Series conveyor
Continuous vertical conveying has its challenges, notably the efficient use of space. White County Coal (WCC) mine in Carmi, Ill., chose the POCKETLIFT vertical conveyor because it helped to double the conveying output in the mine without the need to sink a conveyance shaft with standard dimensions. Instead, the new shaft measures nearly 12 ft
Procyrion, Inc. is a medical device firm developing the first catheter-deployed circulatory assist device intended for long-term use in the treatment of chronic heart failure. Its Aortix is a small, continuous-flow pump mounted within a self-expanding anchoring system and delivered via catheter through the femoral artery to the descending thoracic aorta. Once the catheter sheath
Los Alamos researchers have demonstrated an almost four-fold boost of the carrier multiplication yield with nanoengineered quantum dots. Carrier multiplication is when a single photon can excite multiple electrons. Quantum dots are novel nanostructures that can become the basis of the next generation of solar cells, capable of squeezing additional electricity out of the extra