Now operating on more than 300,000 pumps worldwide, the new Ingersoll Rand motor technology for diaphragm pumps is a true success story. The technology combats three confounding pump motor issues: freezing, stalling and poor energy efficiency. With the purchase price of diaphragm pumps comprising as little as 5% of the overall cost of ownership, the benefit of Ingersoll Rand’s innovative technology is clear. Operating for five years on all Expert series pumps (3/8’’ to 2’’ for non metal pumps, ½’’ to 3’’ for metal pumps), it has brought operating costs down by 20% to 50 %.
The RLXIB-IHW radios from ProSoft Technology® not only are 802.11 compliant, but also benefit from a specific development in order to support, in the best conditions, the transport of demanding traffic of industrial protocols.
The railway systems integrator Roiret Transport, subsidiary of the Vinci Group, has selected the PcVue software solution from publisher Arc Informatique to supervise the centralized technical management (CTM) of the new Toulouse tramway. After the Lyon tramway and the Singapore and Santiago (Chile) undergrounds, it is the thirtieth urban system to opt for this solution. Every day PcVue manages the information necessary for the transportation of more than 10 million passengers around the world.
FLOWTITE technology has been developed to provide many industries all around the world with low cost, long term piping solutions. They are 10 times lighter than a concrete pipe, as well as easy to handle and install. These GRP Pipe systems are corrosion-free and have a proven resistance to acidic environments.
Amitech Industrial Spain, a company belonging to the Amiantit Group, that specialises in fluid management, has obtained a new contract for supplying and assembling the water mains pipelines of the combined cycle power plant at the port of Barcelona. A total of 500 million Euro will be invested in this 850 MW installation which is due to start operating in the summer of 2010.
Present commercially for more than 10 years in Iran, after signing its first contract in 1996 to supply the brakes for the Teheran metro, FAIVELEY TRANSPORT has reached a new stage in its local development by setting up an industrial structure to assemble railway brake units in a Joint Venture with the integrator MAPNA.
Today, thanks to an exclusive ceramic sealing process developed by Souriau’s US subsidiary, PA&E, SOURIAU offers the only lightweight, truly hermetic fibre optic feedthru, extending the conventional uses of fibre optics to applications that require fibre optic performance and a high level of hermeticity such as space and aviation applications (embedded control-command data transfer, tank filling and level monitoring) and scientific applications (particle accelerators).
Close on the heels of the release of MapleSim™, Maplesoft™ announced the availability of the MapleSim Connectivity Toolbox. This new product enables users to export high-performance MapleSim models into Simulink®, thus taking advantage of the intuitive, multi-domain physical modeling environment of MapleSim as part of their toolchain.
The Waterclean System – developed under licence from CALEFFI France’s ‘Carlier Meskel’ system and industrialized by CIAT – has won the Golden ENEO 2009 award at the Energy, Temperature Control & Water expo held in Lyon from 25-28 February. Waterclean is an innovative concept that protects users of sanitary water from the risk of Legionella, Pseudomona and other bacteria. It eliminates them when they are present in the water supply of buildings, or develop naturally in distribution networks. Waterclean System is the first solution on the market that takes into account the global problem of sanitary water when it involves both hot and cold water.
Dr. Frank Allmendinger leads a research and development project team at Marquardt GmbH, a German company that develops and manufactures switches and switching systems. Over the last three years, his team designed an innovative three-dimensional load and imbalance sensor, which is used in a new washing machine model from a well-known company in the "white goods" sector.