In order to reduce the weight and to optimise information processing, the architecture of onboard electronic calculators has evolved from control units dedicated to a single function (integration of sensor signals, data fusion, image processing, etc.), to a multifunctional control unit. Connectors had to be adapted.
Alliander is a Dutch energy company that serves more than 2.5 million private and business customers in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. Alliander’s subsidiary Liandon has chosen Westermo's DDW-221 and DDW-100 Ethernet extenders to be part of the regulation, real time monitoring, alarms and flow measurement system of Amsterdam's gas and energy distribution network. In total Alliander has installed 6 DDW-221s and 280 DDW-100s to upgrade its gas distribution system into a modern, SCADA controlled and monitored communication system.
This new control handle from Ingersoll Rand is intended for use in the easy handling of loads from 5 to 225kg. Used with Ingersoll Rand’s standard range of pneumatic load balancers, it is the only model on the market that is completely pneumatic, so doesn’t require any electric power supply. It gives the user an acute sense of control, with ergonomic positioning of the load, which allows increased productivity.
With power ratings up to 50kw and the production of hot water at 65°C, the Aquaciat Caleo range is the first European solution for refurbishing large buildings, small hotels and light industries. Energy savings of around 50% are achievable in refurbishment, thanks to the heat pumps now available in these markets. Aquaciat Caleo allows the replacement of conventional heating, while keeping existing radiators, to manage the production of clean hot water or to heat swimming pools.
FREE COOLING is an optional module for AQUACIAT cooling units to reduce the consumption of energy in offices in the winter. Unlike previous solutions, FREE COOLING is totally integrated in the cooling unit and is delivered pre-configured and installed. Installers have simply to make a single electrical and hydraulic connection for the assembly. In relation to previous solutions, AQUACIAT FREE COOLING allows a gain of 25 to 40% of floor area. Intended for 185 to 485 kW AQUACIAT cooling units, it produces energy savings of 20 to 50% in relation to a conventional configuration with a single cooling unit.
CIAT’s new air handling unit, Climaciat Air Compact, is only 40cm thick. This means it can easily be placed in very tight spaces – on either ceilings or walls. With pressures from 100 to 1000Pa, and airflow from 1500 to 6000 m3/h, the unit has hundreds of variants, made from standard components.
Ingersoll Rand, which has been involved in the Dakar rally race for the last three years, will team up with the Euromaster, Mitsubishi and Toyota teams in 2009. It will offer them portable tools, including the new IQv range of impact wrenches. These wrenches can release torques up to 500Nm and will last three times longer than similar products on the market. IQv tools are also lighter and more compact than rival products, characteristics particularly appreciated by race competitors.
CSR PuZhen (CSRPZ), a subsidiairy of China South Locomotive & Rolling Stock Corporation Limited, is a large-scale state-owned company, designing, manufacturing and maintaining passenger car used in railways, vehicles for city traffic, as well as main parts for multiple unit cars and fittings such as car axletree. SEE Electrical Harness software from IGE XAO allows CSRPZ to draw easily electrical schematics and wiring diagrams. With this software package, CSRPZ has been able to reduce the time spent on designing electrical wire harnesses.
Three years after the contract was signed with Eurocopter, the IGE+XAO Group announces a very significant contract with Airbus. This new agreement covers the supply of the IGE+XAO Group’s PLM offer (Product Life-cycle Management) dedicated to Electrical Engineering. This software suite named SEE Electrical Harness PLM, encompasses most of the electrical engineering process, from the definition of electrical equipment to the automatic generation of electrical harnesses and wiring diagrams.
SATEL, a leading manufacturer of radio modems for long range wireless data, today announced SATELLAR Digital System, a smart radio modem combining TCP/IP-functionalities, a Linux platform for customer specific applications, and a versatile modular structure. Whereas radio modems have conventionally been used to simply convey data – essentially replacing a cable in inconvenient locations – SATELLAR can do a lot more. The central unit, one of SATELLAR’s modular units, is essentially a computer with sufficient processing power and memory to run sophisticated software applications in addition to the operating system, IP-router, and web configuration server. Fewer devices are needed on site, which means that costs and complexity may be lowered without compromising functionality.