WABCO Introduces OptiDrive, a Breakthrough Transmission Automation System; New Modular Concept Benefits Vehicle and Transmission Makers

BRUSSELS, Belgium, April 1/--WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC), a global technology leader and tier-one supplier to the commercial vehicle industry, today introduced OptiDrive(TM) as the brand name for the company's new modular automated manual transmission system, continuing the company's 20-year track record of technology leadership in transmission automation. As previously disclosed, this new...

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Automating a Confectionery Packaging Machine

Chocolate products place heavy demands on packaging machine manufacturers. Speed and flexibility need to be combined with gentle handling. The Italian company Fima specialises in the packaging of confectionery products. To make sure that the machines stay in time and that the individual modules are perfectly synchronized, the company uses Pilz motion control; not only does it control the...

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High Speed Ogura Mico Clutch Now Available with Shaft

High Speed Ogura Mico Clutch Now Available with Shaft

Ogura has enhanced their Hi-Mic5 design to include a shaft designed to a customer's specification. The electromagnetic clutch incorporates two ball bearing in the field assembly and two ball bearings in the pulley assembly. This means that not only can the clutch handle about a 40% higher speed/load than a bushing clutch it can also take a side load on the pulley so there's no problem when using...

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Elliott Steam Turbine Generator to Boost Clean Energy Production at Washington Landfill

Subject: Elliott -Klickitat Turbine Generator Jeannette, PA , March 3, 2009 - Elliott Company has won the contract to provide a steam turbine generator for the Klickitat Public Utility District (KPUD). The steam turbine generator will be installed in the H.W. Hill Landfill Gas Power Plant near Roosevelt, Washington to recover and convert exhaust heat from the plant's methane-fired gas turbine...

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Siemens Receives First Wind Power Order from Turkey

Erlangen, Germany, April 3, 2009 Siemens has received a turnkey order for the supply of 13 of the new SWT-2.3-101 wind turbines from EnerjiSA Power Generating Company. The machines will be installed in the Canakkale-Mahmudiye wind farm in the North Western part of Turkey. The contract covers the delivery, installation, commissioning of the turbines and part of the civil works. Furthermore, a 12...

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Motion Control System Controls and Automates Packaging Machines

Packaging machines in the pharmaceutical sector are demanding: they have to be reliable, modular and versatile, but most of all they have to be flexible and efficient. The requirements of the corresponding drive and automation system are equally high. Pilz motion control manages the movement of all the servo axes to ensure that complex workflows from infeed to cartoning do not fall out of sync...

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IronHorse Hollow Shaft Gearboxes Now Available from AutomationDirect

IronHorse Hollow Shaft Gearboxes Now Available from AutomationDirect

AutomationDirect's IronHorse worm gearbox line now includes hollow shaft models in four frame sizes, and six gear ratios from 5:1 to 60:1. Constructed of cast iron one-piece housings, hollow shaft worm gearboxes feature a C-flange input. Designed to change drive direction by 90 degrees, hollow shaft gearboxes are used when space is at a premium, such as for conveyors, or to simplify mechanical...

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Stepping Motors/Drives suit motion control applications.

Stepping Motors/Drives suit motion control applications.

Available in NEMA 17, 23, and 34 sizes, SureStep Stepping Motors include bi-polar models with output torques from 61-1,291 oz-in. Units feature pigtail cable with locking connector and 200 steps/revolution. Advanced Programmable SureStep Drives offer software-selectable resolution up to 51,200 steps/revolution and power capability up to 10 A/phase. Available for drives and motors, unregulated...

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Electro-Mechanical Actuators featrue AC-powered design.

Electro-Mechanical Actuators featrue AC-powered design.

Tritex(TM) II Series, offering 1,500 W, AC-powered operation and digital position control, combine brushless servomotor with rotary or linear (output) actuation in one sealed housing. Operating from 100-240 Vac, actuators provide multiple I/O and feedback choices as well as software features such as 16 programmable indexes, linked moves, and firmware flash upgrades. Modbus port, via RS/485...

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