Expensive downtime caused by hydraulic hose failures at Caterpillar’s articulated truck manufacturing plant in Peterlee has been dramatically reduced by a straightforward and cost-effective solution implemented by WYKO, an ERIKS Company.
Joining Rencol Tolerance Rings for a year as part of its Work Placement Scheme are Bath University students Matthew Canning and Tanmay Dube. The students had to undergo an arduous selection procedure in order to win the place at Rencol and are the third year to take part in the recently expanded programme.
Rencol has appointed DAERYUK CORPORATION as its Korean agent. The appointment, which was made on July 1st supports the fact that tolerance rings are fast becoming an established technology in markets around the globe.
Bosch Rexroth Limited has announced its acquisition of Oil Control Limited in Coventry; a manufacturer and distributor of high quality hydraulic valves, power packs, pressure, flow and motion control valves, and electrical solenoid valves.
Engineering students from the Robotics & Mechanisms Laboratory (RoMeLa) at Virginia Tech have developed a bipedal humanoid robot using the National Instruments LabVIEW graphical system design platform. The Dynamic Anthropomorphic Robot with Intelligence (DARwIn) was originally developed to study human locomotion for the research and development of prosthetic limbs. DARwIn achieves full range of motion and accurately imitates human movement so effectively that it was quickly modified to play soccer for entry into RoboCup, an international robotic soccer competition created to promote research in robotics, artificial intelligence and related fields. As a result, it has been accepted as the first-ever U.S. entry into RoboCup in the humanoid division.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. announces the expansion of its comprehensive range of online resource centers with the addition of two new web entry portals for X-ray and Optical Emission Spectroscopy (OES). The new resource centers provide essential tools and information for both existing users and industry professionals interested in X-ray and OES applications. Specifically designed for the metals, minerals, cement and petrochemical industries, the comprehensive new web resources enable users to easily find information and support on Thermo Scientific OES and X-ray instrumentation. The online portals are available via www.thermo.com/xray for X-ray Spectrometry and www.thermo.com/oes for Optical Emission Spectrometry.
Michel Mateu, President of Hexis S.A. received the coveted 2007 Innovation Award for the Mediterranean region jointly awarded by Ernst & Young and the magazine L’Entreprise recognizing his continued effort in innovative entrepreneurship.