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Compact electronic slide bolt offers door and latch status monitoring

Compact electronic slide bolt offers door and latch status monitoring
Southco has expanded its line of electronic access control solutions with a compact electronic slide bolt that simplifies the upgrade from mechanical to electromechanical latching. The new EM-05 4 Series Slide Bolt integrates an electronic lock with latch bolt position sensing and door sensing, allowing for simple monitoring of door and latch status.
16th July 2019

Easing difficulties during development of new motorbike trailer

Easing difficulties during development of new motorbike trailer
British engineering is known for its inventions and innovations throughout the industrial and modern ages. Despite this heritage, it can still be a long and difficult journey for an engineer trying to navigate their idea from initial concept, through prototyping and into production. Here, Darren Gilligan of WDS Component Parts, has explained how the company has supported one particular inventor.
15th July 2019

Elastic couplings for demanding applications

Elastic couplings for demanding applications
R+L Hydraulics has presented the LF torsional coupling series, suitable for a wide range of demanding applications in agricultural and construction machinery, fans, compressors, high-pressure pumps, wind turbines and marine industries. The torsional couplings are extremely versatile.
15th July 2019


Ultra-slim thin section bearings for innovative laser terminals

Ultra-slim thin section bearings for innovative laser terminals
New kinds of laser communication systems in aeronautical applications make it possible to transmit enormous quantities of data. For example, aerial photographs can now be transmitted to a ground station during flight – over such long distances, even space seems almost within reach. By Julia Schneiders, Marketing & Sales Precision Bearings, Rodriguez in Eschweiler, Germany
1st July 2019

Seismic isolation technology installed for the 2020 Olympic Games

Seismic isolation technology installed for the 2020 Olympic Games
Bridgestone has announced that it has supplied its seismic isolation bearings for two newly-constructed permanent venues that will host competition during the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. The company is proud to provide its advanced earthquake protection technology to the Tokyo Aquatics Centre, where swimming, diving and artistic swimming competitions will be held, and Ariake Arena, where volleyball and wheelchair basketball will be contested for Tokyo 2020.
27th June 2019

Custom flexible shafts for medical applications

Custom flexible shafts for medical applications
Design and manufacturer of flexible shafts, S.S. White Technologies, has highlighted their flexible shaft solutions for medical applications. Flexible shafts transmit rotary motion much like a solid shaft, but can be curved over, under, and around areas in ways a solid shaft cannot. 
5th June 2019

Considering the trade offs of different fan bearing designs

Considering the trade offs of different fan bearing designs
Fans are a vital element of many electronic systems, designed to keep the device operating within recommended temperatures, while making sure the electronics are working at their optimum level. Attempts have been made to find alternative thermal management methods, with none proving as effective and economical as the fan. By Ryan Smoot, CUI Inc.
3rd June 2019

Metric and imperial springs for pharmaceutical industries

Metric and imperial springs for pharmaceutical industries
Reportedly many springs from Lee Spring are especially suited to medical and related pharmaceutical applications where reliability and precision are essential, and potentially life critical factors. Standard spring designs available ex-stock include metric and imperial wire designs including Redux, Wave spring, Torsion spring and Extension spring formats.
30th May 2019

Indexing plunger spring-loaded for ease

Indexing plunger spring-loaded for ease
The new indexing plunger from FDB is spring-loaded for ease of set/reset to enable the quick and accurate location of covers and flaps, workpieces and panels in pre-defined positions. New from sales partner DIRAK, this plunger allows removal and accurate replacement of tooling, jigs and equipment.
30th May 2019

Clamps facilitate sensor and equipment mounting systems

Clamps facilitate sensor and equipment mounting systems
Whether positioning a sensor or a visual inspection system, a micro-switch or an actuator, Elesa clamps, tubes, rods and gears offer quick, robust solutions to problems of controlling machine processes. Typically, they find application worldwide in the packaging, food processing and textile machinery industries where new elements are being regularly added for more specialist installations.
29th May 2019


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