As a leading global player in engineered access solutions, Southco is the preferred supplier to a wide range of industries where the supply partnership calls for a high level of technological innovation. This is particularly evident in the medical industry where the company is leading the way in latching and hinging, and increasing its presence in position control, having worked closely with leading global manufacturers in medical engineering for many years.



The Southco® AV-D30 Dynamic Mounting Arm features integrated positioning technology that enables the arm to function efficiently in challenging applications. The arm provides reliable display positioning that withstands touch forces, vibration and dynamic loading. Precisely controlled operating efforts in the joints mean the AV-D30 resists dynamic loads such as vehicle braking and equipment vibration. The arm features user-friendly grab-and-move operation technology without the need for tightening, loosening, locking or unlocking.

NORD Drivesystems

NORD Smart Solutions: tailor-made drive solutions with extra service

NORD DRIVESYSTEMS offers individual "Smart Solutions" for drive applications across all areas of industry. These solution packages combine customised drive concepts complete with components from NORD production and development, and systematically link them with fast-reaction complete support – including order tracking, training offers and on-site service. The ready-made systems can be supplied fully functional and ready to run on delivery.

NORD Drivesystems

Director for complex conveyor tasks: decentralised inverter controls cyclic operation and positioning

For the very first time, the new conveyor belt systems of the INOTEC AP GmbH in Hesse achieve the wide range of functions of servo drive technology using decentralised inverters. Integrated drives from NORD DRIVESYSTEMS enable complex functions such as cycling, positioning and start-stop operation to be realised with cost-effective units.


MapleSim™ Connector for LabVIEW™ and NI VeriStand™ Software

Maplesoft™ today announced a product upgrade that extends connectivity to key hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) products from National Instruments™ (NI). In addition to connectivity to NI LabVIEW™, this updated MapleSim add-on also lets users connect to the new NI VeriStand™ product. NI VeriStand™ is a ready-to-use software environment for configuring real-time testing applications, including HIL test systems. The MapleSim Connector for LabVIEW™ and NI VeriStand™ software integrates MapleSim's rich modeling environment into the popular LabVIEW™ and NI VeriStand™ real-time platforms. Engineers using LabVIEW™ or NI VeriStand™ can quickly develop and optimize complex engineering system models in the intuitive visual modeling environment of MapleSim.


Weidmüller OMNIMATE POWER HYBRID SV/BVF 7.62 connectors for printed circuit boards. – In only one operation, the plug connector connects the energy and signal lines as well as the braided shielding of hybrid cables

At this year’s SPS/IPC/DRIVES, Weidmüller introduces an innovative generation of printed circuit board connectors for drive systems and components. OMNIMATE POWER HYBRID SV/BVF 7.62 connectors for printed circuit boards connect the energy and signal lines as well as the braided shielding of a device in only one operation, locking automatically.


Maplesoft expands scope of automotive models with tire components

Maplesoft™ today announced an add-on component library for its physical modeling and simulation product MapleSim™. The MapleSim Tire Component Library lets engineers extend their multi-domain MapleSim vehicle models with high-performance pneumatic tire components.

British Steel

16 km of SilentTrackTM are used to reduce noise on a new commuter route in SYDNEY suburbs

Almost 50 000 SilentTrack dampers have been used on the Epping to Chatswood Rail Line, in the suburbs of Sydney. SilentTrackTM is a dynamic damper developed by Tata Steel which significantly reduces the noise generated by railway traffic. A world exclusive, SilentTrackTM is capable of reducing noise generated by the track itself by an average of 4 to 6 dB(A), depending on the form of the track.

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