Details of Elon Musk’s 1,100-kph ‘Hyperloop’ tranport system revealed
Paypal, Tesla co-founder’s intercity transport concept has sci-fi feel but may never be built.
Schunk LEG multi-axis gripper features carbon fiber jaws and a pneumatic ejector.
Hannover Messe 2013: EPLAN demos fluid power tubing and wiring in Pro Panel
In Version 2.3 of EPLAN software due for release in…
Hannover Messe 2013: Festo offers energy efficiency
Festo Energy Efficiency consultant Roland Volk of Festo AG…
E-RTG Drive-In L provides new standard for RTG electrification
Conductix-Wampfler has continued to optimize the “Drive-In” solution for…
Cylinders rated to 3000 miles
Bimba Manufacturing Company, a provider of pneumatic, hydraulic, and…
Airless tire quest is quietly revived
The pneumatic tire was invented by a Scot named…
Canadian firm pursues mechanical approach to fusion energy
Aiming to create the first net gain reactor, General Fusion’s design leverages steam-driven pneumatics in quest for the Holy Grail of energy production.
Actuator Control Valve
Midland-ACS SIL3 valve helps systems builders meet IEC 61508 & 61511 safety standards.
Piston sealing systems reduce friction
Simrit has developed the Friction Piston Seal T-ring (TR)…
Canadian firm looks to fire up first commercial fusion reactor by 2014
B.C.-based General Fusion thinks it may have the stuff to unlock unlimited, clean power.
Pnuematic linear actuator
NFPA standards compliant linear actuator offers application flexibility.
Exlar K Series delivers flexibility and performance.
Non-contact in-cylinder sensors
Novotechnik introduces the TIM Series of non-contact linear position…
Velan gets nuclear valve contracts in China, work in France, worth combined $61M
MONTREAL – Industrial valve maker Velan announced Wednesday it…
Festo clean design guided drive DGRF
Festo Inc. – a supplier of pneumatic and electrical…
Schunk adds new sizes to line of 2- and 3-Finger grippers.
The Future of Fluid Power
Research from U.S.-based fluid power center could realize significant gains in efficiency and help the industry find new markets.
Fluid Power Roundtable ’10
Canadian fluid power leaders discuss the challenges and potential remedies for the industry.
International Fluid Power Society launches Fluid Power Electronic Controls Specialist Certification
The International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) has launched its Electronic Controls Specialist (CFPECS) certification. Candidates may register for the CFPECS Certification test by visiting www.ifps.org; testing will begin March 2010. Certification requires successful completion of a three-hour written test. IFPS Members may download a complimentary study manual; non-members may purchase the manual.
Festo unveils new Customer Solutions Center
On March 4, 2010, Festo inaugurated its new Customer Solutions Center at its Mississauga, ON, headquarters demonstrating how it will better help customers find the solution they need.
Maplesoft expands scope of automotive models with tire components
New add-on lets MapleSim users produce more accurate real-time vehicle system models.
Torque limiter provides efficient overload protection
Nexen released TL Series pneumatically engaged, single-position torque limiters, delivering superior overload protection for industrial machinery.
Aries Engineering Co., Inc. the manufacturer of HyperCyl hydra-pneumatic drive units now offers an electro-mechanical actuator. HyperCyl-ema is a servo driven actuator designed for precision assembly applications or applications not suited for standard HyperCyl or IntelliCyl products.
WorldSkills Calgary 2009 kicks off
900 students converge on western province to vie for gold in 45 event categories.
Altair broadens CAE platform
Altair Engineering has released Altair HyperWorks 10.0, said to be an even more powerful version of its integrated computer-aided engineering (CAE) software suite. Included in the suite is RADIOSS 10.0, an implicit and explicit solver technology for linear, nonlinear and crashworthiness problems, that delivers new element formulations that enable analyses to be completed up to 7x faster than before.
Website dedicated to conveying components
Wm W. Meyer & Sons has announced the launch of its redesigned website.
Flange sensors on winding drive save time, improve accuracy in spooling processes
Amacoil/Uhing traverse drive systems for spooling and winding machines feature optional PLC-controlled sensing of spool flanges. Sensors mounted on the traverse drive unit detect the spool flange and send a signal to a pneumatic switch which actuates the reversal lever on the drive. Normally the reversal lever is mechanically turned when the traverse drive hits a manually positioned end stop.
Vitector safety edges protect people and equipment
The VITECTOR unit of FRABA Inc. has introduced two versions of its ‘safety edges.’ Safety edges are devices that are mounted on the edges of large moving objects – such as doors – to provide a warning signal when the object comes into contact with a person or other object in its path. This signal prompts the control system driving the equipment to stop or reverse movement before injury or damage occurs.
Festo pushes for greater efficiency
Festo is rolling out new services and products to help manufacturers increase the efficiency of their pneumatic systems.
Get Safe, One Press at a Time
Modern digital controls bring stamping systems in line with today’s safety standards
Fluid power research network launches new website
The Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power has redesigned its website to make navigation easier and intuitive with both members and the general public in mind.