Innotrans press conference: The French Railway Track Expertise

The Infrastructure Group of the French Federation of Railway Industries invites you to its press conference, to be held on Thursday 23 September 2010 at 2 pm at the Press Centre, Hall 6.3, Conference Room B, at the InnoTrans Fair in Berlin.

NORD Drivesystems

Uniquely robust UNICASE design

NORD’s unicase design for geared motors integrates all bearing seats into a single-piece casting, thus eliminating all sealing surfaces that could deflect under the effect of torque or radial forces.


Access your live process variables from your iPhone using ProSoft Technology Industrial Hotspots

Using SweetWilliam Automation’s new ScadaMobile application for the iPhone platform, engineers can monitor and control values on an EtherNet/IP or Modbus TCP/IP network by utilizing the built in Wi-Fi card of the iPod Touch or iPhone and the ProSoft Technology Industrial Hotspot solution.

HMS Industrial Networks AB

Consistent communication interfaces for Baldor

Baldor Electric Company has upgraded its range of smart drives with HMS. This range is now able to communicate with a PLC, it is much more open to communication standards and its communication interfaces are consistent throughout the entire range.


WirelessHART™: From Technology to Products

NAMUR and the HART Communication Foundation have conducted a field test at the BASF plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany, which has been actively supported by Pepperl+Fuchs. WirelessHART was proven to be a sustainable technology that can be used in mobile and flexible applications.


N2 - Heavy Duty Lift & Turn Compression Latches

With its solid stainless steel shaft, and the enhanced leverage of its lift-and-turn handle design, the N2 compression latch tolerates heavier duty use than previous N4 T-handle compression latch designs (Maximum working load: 1000 N).


Mathematics software, Maple, is used by Renault to estimate the risk of an engine seizing

Renault’s Mechanical Engineering Department has developed a Maple model that describes the general behaviour of a lubricated mechanical system, to predict engine seizure. This type of modelling, known as 0D-1D modelling, concentrates on describing physical behaviour over time. In this way, the manufacturer is able to avoid the additional costs, estimated at between 1 and 2 million euros, which arise when the first prototype of an engine exhibits a tendency to seize.


Weidmüller's 'WMF' family of terminal blocks – simple and precise routing and distribution in process engineering plants and power generation facilities. – World renowned, robust and uncomplicated connectivity. – Plug and Play routing. – Terminal blocks f

With its 'WMF' family (Weidmüller Multi Function) Weidmüller is presenting a new multifunctional family of terminal blocks to enable simple and precise routing and distribution of signals in process engineering plants and power generation facilities. Boasting a design width of just 5 mm these space-saving terminal blocks combine different functions in a single module -– feed-through, fusing and disconnect functions. Further advantages of this system include an integrated shield or PE connection, three cross-connection channels as well as connections to accommodate 'BLZ' connectors. In conjunction with pre-assembled cable sets and terminated 'BLZ' connectors routing and distributing is a simple matter of Plug and Play. 'WMF' terminal blocks are equipped with world renowned, vibration proof and maintenance-free clamping yoke (screw) connections as well as extensive marking options to facilitate identification of electrical equipment. Users can also take advantage of Weidmüller's diverse programme of accessories to adapt the 'WMF' family of products to achieve the best possible solution for their application.



The SECHE Group and its subsidiary TREDI have chosen ARC Informatique’s PcVue to set the future standard for its plants, including household and industrial waste incineration plants, and biogas power plants. Since its first deployment in 2005, it can now be found in 16 plants and workshops, representing more than 500,000 variables being processed, applied and logged by PcVue.

Join the 15,000+ IMP followers