DARPA Selects Aurora to Build VTOL X-Plane Technology Demonstrator

Aurora's Revolutionary Aircraft Design Includes the First-Ever Distributed Hybrid-Electric Propulsion System MANASSAS, Va. - Aurora Flight Sciences announced today that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded the company the prime contract for Phase 2 of the Agency's Vertical Takeoff and Landing Experimental Plane (VTOL X-Plane) program. Experience the interactive...

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Portescap's Ultra EC(TM) Brushless Mini Motor Platform Wins 2016 Golden Mousetrap Award from Design News Magazine

Portescap’s Ultra EC™ Brushless DC Mini Motors have been recognized with a Golden Mousetrap Award in the Automation and Control: Motors and Mechanical Motion category. The annual awards are sponsored by Design News to recognize and celebrate the companies, products and people energizing North American design, engineering and manufacturing. Winners were announced at the Golden Mousetraps...

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Siemens H-class Gas Turbines Exceed 200,000 Operating Hours

The fleet of Siemens H-class high-efficiency gas turbines achieved more than 200,000 operating hours in January 2016. There are currently 19 turbines in the SGT-8000H series in commercial operation, and they are setting the standard for efficiency, reliability, and availability. Siemens has sold a total of 76 H-class gas turbines worldwide to date: This makes it the most successful gas turbine in...

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Small Motor Clutch/Brake provides precise repeatability, control.

Small Motor Clutch/Brake provides precise repeatability, control.

Designed for fractional to 3Â- hp drives, PosidyneÂ-® size 1.5 totally enclosed clutch/brake has double C-Face mounted package and maximizes oil shear durability. Multiple-disc designÂ- promotes accuracy and enables up to 300/min cycle rates andÂ- 20,000,000–40,000,000 cycle life expectancy. While negating adjustment requirements, oil shear technology allows rapid and precise...

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Control Loader Actuators and Systems

Electric Digital Control Loaders - High Force, High Fidelity Model 400-X are designed for primary controls with FAA Level D requirements. These requirements typically need high torque, high fidelity and velocity. The gearbox is combined with a low inertia DC motor, angular displacement transducer and a load cell. The system comes complete with computer and maintenance software. Host interface and...

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Gates Corporation Releases 283 New Automotive Aftermarket Parts

The aftermarket leader expands coverage across product lines by adding 283 new parts. DENVERÂ- - Gates Corporation, a global diversified manufacturer of industrial, automotive, and heavy-duty aftermarket products, has expanded its extensive Original Equipment (OE) quality automotive products line with 283 new part numbers. The product release includes 9 new BladeRunnerÂ-® Lawn and Garden...

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Front Steer Axle is designed to reduce weight not performance.

Available in standard and wide track versions with 12,000–13,200 lb gross axle weight rating (GAWR), MeritorÂ-® Front Steer axle™ (MFS+) features gooseneck beam design and offset knuckle with integrated torque plate and tie-rod arms that lend to reduced weight design. Low-profile, which reduces space constraints to foster technician access, also simplifies integration into chassis. Along...

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Multi-Channel Digital Piezo Controller offers broad connectivity.

Integrating with existing piezo-based nanpositioning systems and piezo actuators, E-727 features 20-bit DACs andÂ- ADCs, 4 PAs, PID control, and 2 programmable notch filters. Closed-loop nanopositioning systems are supportedÂ- with capacitive feedback sensors, piezoresistive sensors, and strain gauges. LinearizationÂ- fosters positioning accuracy,Â- and DDL eliminates...

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Servo Motor Brakes feature zero backlash design.

Servo Motor Brakes feature zero backlash design.

With Eclipse Servo Motor Brakes, no energy is consumed when brake is disengaged, unlike electrically released brakes that consume power continuously. Spring-engaged/air-released design keeps brake cool until it is needed and supports holding and E-stop applications. Supplied in square-shaped housing, brakes mount to shaft end of servo motors up to 20 hp, including NEMA 23, 34, and 42 frame sizes....

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Dana Announces Key Downspeeding Technologies for SmartAdvantage(TM) Powertrain

Innovations Designed with Eaton, Cummins to Enhance Engine Efficiency NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Dana Holding Corporation (NYSE: DAN) announced today that it offers axle ratios compatible with all seven configurations of the newly enhanced SmartAdvantage™ powertrain, a joint collaboration between Eaton and Cummins.Â-  These configurations include the original small-step overdrive transmission and a...

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