Toulouse Tramway chooses the latest version of PcVue

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™, GRP pipe systems for water, sewage and industrial applications

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 installs fibre glass reinforced plastic (GRP) pipes in the combined cycle plant at the port of Barcelona

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.


Creation of a FAIVELEY – MAPNA Joint Venture in Iran

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.

SOURIAU – SUNBANK Connection Technologies

Hermetic fibre-optic feedthru

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).


MapleSim Connectivity Toolbox to help enhance and extend Simulink models

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.


Waterclean: hot and cold water network protection, for sanitary equipment at risk from Legionella

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.


3-D Hall Sensor Algorithm Developed in Maple Produces a More Efficient Washing Machine Design

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.


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.

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