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  • cover story The brake control system of Ringspann ensures the descent of the roller coaster for Adlerschanze in Hinterzarten.
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dortmund0117As part of an extensive modernization project built the Messe Westfalenhallen Dortmund under the project name Welcome 2018 a new entrance. In addition, the north side of the Westfalenhallen receives in this context an enhanced, glazed visitors axis and also the Messevorplatz is redesigned. Continue reading
winkel0117The specialist for linear and handling technology angle expanded its headquarters in Baden-Württemberg Illingen: built on an area of ​​10.000 m² the company two additional halls for production and assembly. The company is planning to create additional capacity in production and a sound basis for future growth. Continue reading

schunk lit Grippers in motion

A comprehensive and highly current overview of the automation of grasping and handling processes enables the reference book, which is aimed at managing directors, buyers as well as teachers and students of universities and other educational institutions. It outlines, among other things, the history of the automation of handling technology, explains basic terms of the gripping process and shows illustrative examples, make it easier for designers to plan production and interpreted. ISBN (book): 978-3-446-44241-2, ISBN (eBook): 978-3-446-43993-1.... Continue reading
Rollon0416Of the Complete supplier of linear technology from the Italian Vimercate Rollon continues to pursue its growth strategy and consolidates its leading position in linear guides, telescopic slides and linear axes. In the course of the Rollon Group takes over the TMT, Which has its headquarters in Milan and production facilities in Italy Castel San Giovanni. Continue reading
nord10416To celebrate its tenth anniversary opened the Nord Drive Systems SA de CV Mexico, a new, larger assembly plant with administrative offices in Huimilpan in the state of Querétaro. The new building is one of five centers of international assembly Nord Drive Systems Group in North America. Continue reading
lehvoss0416Building a 2500 m2 large production plant and a technology center in China is now with the opening of a plant for the production of compounds and masterbatches in Kunshan, China on 2. been completed in December 2016. The production is focused primarily on the production of "Luvocom" high-excursion Compounds and "Luvobatch" additives and -Masterbatchen. Continue reading
harting20416The Harting Technology Group in Espelkamp remains clearly on course for growth: Sales in the past fiscal year 2015 / 16 (30.9.) increased by 3,4 586% to million € (previous year: € 567 million). Excluding negative currency effects, growth would have amounted to 3,9%. Nevertheless, the total sales reaching a new peak level.
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Fair statement:
Günther Klinger on the new
Brake monitoring for industrial 4.0

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Dr. Omar Sadi about the megatrends
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Fair statement:
Markus Ingenerf about the new
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Interview of EKS Engel
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Alexander Mielchen about the new safety control

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Expertise from Rittal
Three trends for the data center 2017

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Article by TÜV Nord
TÜV Nord closes vulnerability in testing of pressure equipment

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Video Dassault Systèmes
Asking SolidWorks 2017 at Torqeedo

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machine elements

  • Better coolant flow increased tool life

    ham0117 HAM has developed a new generation of solid carbide deep hole drills with diameters of less than 3 mm. The tools work with an optimized coolant flow in the shaft. The mix of innovative internal cooling, special geometry and more resistant coating ensures a long service life and very good chip removal.... Continue reading
  • Rolling with increased radial internal clearance

    maedler0117 In addition to the variety of rolling bearings in standard design Madler has now Ball and roller bearings in execution C3 with increased clearance in the range. The size of the clearance is not a question of quality, but must the application fit. The most commonly used rolling bearings have normal clearance. Rolling in execution C3 have a greater... Continue reading
  • Easily moved intralogistics with wheels and castors

    Blickle0117 Logimat 8 Hall, Booth C21

    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots To display JavaScript must be turned on! presents a broad product portfolio of wheels and castors for different applications in intralogistics. A highlight is the new wheels and castors Series ALB. This convinces with a thin, high-quality tread with optimized geometry. The wheels and rollers are therefore suitable for higher speeds...
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Article by Schaeffler
Standard rolling bearings and linear guides in high-performance

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Interview of Optris
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Lecture by Arnold + Shinjo
Resistive element welding for lightweight at VW

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Case Study of ACE
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    tenneco0117 Tenneco will supply the exhaust aftertreatment technologies for the new family of engines NRM of Daimler, which are incorporated into the platforms E-Class, C-Class and S-Class worldwide. According to the motorists are fuel consumption and CO 2 reduced emissions in this four-cylinder diesel engine to 13%, the entire exhaust aftertreatment technology is tightly coupled directly to the engine,... Continue reading
  • Automotive radar solution for ADAS and autonomous driving

    renesas0117Renesas Electronics presents the RH850 / V1R its first series of 32-bit automotive radar microcontrollers (MCUs) to RH850 basis. The series offers high computing power and special features to cutting-edge driver assistance systems (ADAS - Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) to implement and autonomous driving. Continue reading
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    A German research network with renowned members from industry and research, the basis for an intelligent LED vehicle headlamps designed with high resolution, which makes so-called adaptive headlights in a new dimension. The demonstration model was developed from the overall project manager Osram together with the project partners Daimler, Fraunhofer, Hella and Infineon.

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Article by Freudenberg
Novel Transmission Seal lowers CO2Emissions by 0,8 g / km

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Renewable energy

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Article by Harting
Connectors for modular energy storage in Smart Grid

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Article by Peaknx
Multilingual building automation: When the bus comes into the house

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food industry

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Case Study of Mayr
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Research Report

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Microsystems Technology

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Article by Renesas
Microcontroller for the industrial Internet of Things

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Mobile Machinery

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Article by Bosch
Hybridization and fuel cell for off-highway drive
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Rodriguez2 largeSuccess Story

Hannover Messe Hall 17, as B40

For the reduction of harmful emissions from diesel engines in the public transport particulate filters have proven themselves. Negative characteristics to remain relatively high noise level and usually Overpowering the buses for the pure city use. High fuel consumption and correspondingly high emissions are the result. This is where the hybrid drive concept of e-Traction, which is supported by thin-section bearings from Kaydon Rodriguez.

Rodriguez10412E-Traction from Apeldoorn, the Netherlands has specialized in the development and prototyping of electric drives. It all began in 1981 than Arjan Heinen with his first company managed to double through optimization of energy consumption, the operating time of between two forklifts for charging. In a series of projects aim was to realize electric driverless transport systems between the long-term parking and the terminals of the Amsterdam airport. It Heinen became clear that almost 50% of the energy have been swallowed by the gearbox. The logical development step "The Wheel" was: The registered trademark for a wheel unit combines wheel and electric motor and thus does without gears. The Wheel also contains an electrical or mechanical steering, shock absorbers and height control.

Redundant power transmission

Rodriguez30412The great advantage of the Wheel is that absolutely no additional transmission is needed. While in conventional electric motors, the housing is arranged stationary, and the inner rotor rotates, the wheel unit operates according to the reverse principle: the inner part remains stationary while the housing is rotated, which is also the tire is mounted directly. In this case, the larger the diameter of the engine, the higher the torque produced. In addition, conventional powertrains need a mechanical differential that compensates the different path lengths in corners and prevents erasing one of the wheels. At The Wheel-based actuators eliminates even this mechanical component. The required speed is balancing hardware and software-controlled. The same electronic management system takes over the functions of traction control and an anti-lock braking system.

The brake is released electromagnetically, while the excess energy is fed back into the power batteries. Particularly in pure battery mode extends this function, the range of a vehicle considerably. This allows lighter batteries are used, which has a positive effect on the total weight of the vehicle.

Small engine, large power

Rodriguez40412On the basis of The Weel 2004 became known as "The Whisper" a new drive concept for diesel-electric city buses introduced. The actual drive is via one's Something in the two front wheels, which are fed from a battery pack. To compensate for the relatively low range of pure electric vehicles, the batteries are supplied from a power-optimized Volkswagen passenger car diesel engine with a downstream generator. The advantage of this solution is that the engine can be made much smaller than is the case with normal diesel buses. This reduces fuel consumption, exhaust and noise emissions drastically. So a average European consumes Citybus in conventional construction as 1 2 liters of diesel per km, a bus of e-Traction comes with this amount of fuel 6,3 miles. The use of lithium-ion batteries and an improved generator management, these buses even reach a range of 7,6 km / l. The pollutant emissions are reduced by about two thirds.

Lean Warehouse convinced

Initially six different drives were installed in two different body variations and tested. It contributed Kaydon thin-section bearing the Rodriguez GmbH, Eschweiler, an important contribution. In The Wheel bearings are standard with an internal diameter of 18 inches and a cross section of an inch using. They convinced the one due to the large inner diameter for the implementation of the drive. Secondly, the outer diameter due to the small cross-section could be as small as possible be maintained. It filled the lean warehouse technology all performance requirements. Finally, it gave Rodriguez a conservatively calculated life expectancy of about 7500 h

After the testing phase, the hybrid cars are from 2006 entered production numbers between 200 and 500 units per year in a row. If one with an average mileage of 90.000 km per year based on a realistic fuel savings of 30.000 liters per year per vehicle, this means a promising possibility of environmental impact. Proven in practice: Since July 2009 Whisper the third generation is in the public transport mobility.

Thin section bearings for exceptional environmental conditions

Rodriguez50412The thin-section bearing expertise of Rodriguez primarily where exceptional environmental conditions apply when standard bearings reach their limits. So "Reali Slim" thin-section bearings have been modified for specific applications, for example, the joints in the robotic arm of the Phoenix Mars Lander. The vehicle arrives on the red planet to collect samples used. With a complete set of ball bearings to keep the forces and vibrations when starting level and stand out despite its compact, lightweight design for high load capacities. The bearings have to withstand very high forces: Breaking the ice on the surface and digging up 50 cm depth requires a force of about 45 kg. The bearings are made of heat treated 440C stainless steel, which is in addition honed to achieve an exceptionally smooth surface and a better ride. A further heat treatment allows the use of extreme cold, the joints of the robot are designed for a temperature of up to-108 ° C. Accordingly, the bearing are greased with special lubricant with low outgassing, which in extreme cold is not too tough and not in the rarefied atmosphere evaporates.

A cross section for five sizes

The thin-section bearings are characterized by a very small cross section at large bore diameter. The cross-section is the same for all sizes of a series. For even greater demands on miniaturization, weight reduction and very compact design, the thin section bearing program at the "Ultra Slim" series with a cross section of only 2,5 x 3 mm was expanded, which also remains constant with increasing hole diameter.

Whether inch or metric, or Reali Slim Ultra Slim as hybrid or custom designed - the portfolio comprises more than 250 thin section bearing types. This provides the optimal application-specific storage solution for every need are available.

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