LSRPM is a series of permanent-magnet synchronous motors incorporating technology patented by Leroy-Somer. The innovative design of the magnet rotor increases efficiency by almost 10% to levels approaching 98%. The size reduction is of the order of 50%. This type of motor is intended for applications for which electricity consumption is high and continuous. This means that in a very large number of cases the time to return on investment for replacement of an asynchronous motor by LSRPM will be less than one year. As motors account for more than 70% of the electrical energy consumed in industry, the new LSRPM product line also contributes to the essential objectives of CO2 emission reduction.


NKE AUSTRIA opens sales office in Shanghai

Steyr, July 2009. The bearing manufacturer NKE AUSTRIA GmbH opens its first sales office in China. The objective of the representative office in Shanghai is to improve the service to OEM customers in important segments as well as to establish a nationwide distribution network. The office will be headed by Hansen Mao, who has many years of experience in the bearing industry.


MVI56E-XT, ProSoft Technology® develops communication modules for the Rockwell Automation® platform for Extreme Environments

ProSoft Technology® is pleased to announce communication modules for the new Logix-XT control-platform from Rockwell Automation® which has been designed for industrial automation applications in extreme environments (petrochemical, process, ship-building, railway, steel process etc.).

Keyence France

Keyence vision systems speed up pharmaceutical product marking and improve its reliability

GlaxoSmithKline, wanting to improve the manufacturing processes at its Evreux factory, needed to upgrade the vision system for its high-throughput marking lines. The previous system required deactivation of automatic checking, forcing the factory to rely on inspection by the operators. The Keyence solution is showing itself to be not only reliable but also substantially less expensive than that of its competitors.


Support for Blackboard® Vista significant new feature in Maple T.A. ™ 5.0

Maplesoft™ announced the release of the next version of its popular testing and assessment tool. With a spectrum of new features, Maple T.A. 5.0, released globally, is expected to significantly enhance flexibility and performance of content management, as well as simplify system administration. Maple T.A. is an easy-to-use web-based system for creating tests and assignments, automatically assessing student responses and performance.

HMS Industrial Networks AB

Anybus Communicator from HMS Industrial Networks to connect automation devices via their Modbus interface to Profibus networks

The Communicator is an intelligent protocol converter that provides instant Profibus connectivity. As the automation device remains unchanged there is no need for hardware-, software modifications or extensive engineering work. Modbus is a very popular serial protocol and the industrial automation market contains a wide range of existing devices with a Modbus interface such as temperature sensors, barcode readers, motor controllers and measuring instruments. By using the Anybus Communicator all these devices can be easily integrated into modern automation systems based on Profibus and PLCs i.e. from Siemens, Schneider and ABB.

SOURIAU – SUNBANK Connection Technologies

Engine high power connectors at high T° ( 260° C)

Souriau is extending its range of engine connectors to meet electrical power demands up to 80 A continuous rating in an external environment at 260 °C, with a 20% gain in compactness. The use of “ all electric” on aircraft to replace hydraulic, mechanical or pneumatic energy is attracting increasing attention. Reliability and safety are increased, while costs are reduced, thanks among other factors to a weight saving which directly impacts fuel consumption. That is why Airbus, for example, has replaced one of the three flight control hydraulic systems of the A380 with an hydro-electrical network.

SOURIAU – SUNBANK Connection Technologies

Order on-line with the SOURIAU configurator

Accessible from the website www.souriau-industrial.com, the SOURIAU on-line configurator is a tool enabling users to obtain the part numbers of connectors matching their needs, along with their 2D drawings. The configurator now has a new function: on-line ordering.


Major irrigation projects from Imperia to Venice

In 2008, in the Italian Triveneto region, from Imperia to Venice, more than 25,000 m of FLOWTITE glass-fibre reinforced plastic (GRP) piping was laid as part of irrigation projects. The construction projects not only helped to preserve the environment, they also considerably increased the levels of agricultural productivity in the region. As irrigation affects the water table due to the wells dug, most of the water currently used comes from mountain streams or rivers. This avoids lowering the water table and cuts project costs.

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