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Rugged position sensors for numerous applications

New non-contact IP69 sensors designed to minimise downtime

Merits of DC technology

DC drives regenerate energy under braking without the need for complex intermediate storage or power bridges

iPad app for bolt loads launches

Calculating torque and bolt loads for a range of bolted joints has now become easier with the launch of Hydratight's BoltUp app for the iPad

Understanding the physics of turbulent flows inside turbines of aero-engines

Researchers from the University of Southampton are aiming to shed new light into the physics of turbulent flows inside the turbines of aero-engines

High power contacts deliver improved performance

DEUTSCH contacts meet MIL-DTL-5015 specification; precisely machined to maintain tight dimensional tolerances

Coated fabrics for airliner evacuation slide

Fabrics are put through physical, chemical and textile tests. Johan Frithiof reports

Six-axis robotic waterjet trimming cell

Cuts wide range of materials for automotive, marine and aerospace applications

System on chip brings lower power to 3U CompactPCI

Board delivers three times higher graphics performance compared to previous Intel Atom processor-based designs coupled with a low thermal design power value. Nick Flaherty reports

Use of 3D printing for final part production continues 10-year growth trend

In four years, Wohlers Associates believes that the sale of 3D printing products and services will approach $6 billion worldwide

Satellite modem platform

Astrium's SKYWAN 5G is compact device for all applications and network roles; supports all kinds of topologies

'Shaker' for vibration testing lab

The Brüel & Kjær unit enables sine, random, and classic shock testing on flight elements of aircraft

Special bearing designs provide benefits in harsh, demanding applications

In arduous, safety-critical applications such as aerospace systems, standalone and integrated special bearing designs can significantly improve system cost, performance and operating life, says Gary Hughes

Wireless non-contact displacement sensors use eddy-current technology

When using Wi-Fi technology, the sensors are capable of very high data streaming speeds for real-time monitoring of position and displacement in high-speed operations

Outdoor redundant line amplifiers ensure continuous operation of satcom systems

RL-W systems can be specified with 17 different satcom bands covering frequencies from 950MHz to 33GHz

Software takes new approach to composites optimisation

Self-configures to loading environment, with optimisation speeds up to 1000 times faster

Hard chrome plating

Hard chrome plating - used in the aerospace and defence industries - is soon to be restricted under EU REACH and US OSHA legislation due to the use of highly toxic hexavalent chromium salts

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