The journey of railway electrification

Steve Hughes looks at just how far the rail industry has come and what challenges it has faced along the way

Vibration monitoring of rolling bearings to maximise asset reliability

The results from a series of in-depth studies on the vibration monitoring of rolling bearings in wind turbine gearboxes and generators, have been published in a report by Dr Steve Lacey

Dual fire barrier cable increases standards

Lightweight cable has been designed specifically for underground and metro systems

Shield connection for full-scale solution for toolless assembly

Includes various shield connection clamps for cable diameters of 1.5mm to 18mm, clamp mountings for all mounting types, bus bar holders

Hydraulic cylinders: handling the pressure

Trevor Hornsby reports on recent developments in hydraulic cylinder technology

Countdown continues to London rail and civil infrastructure shows

Doors will be opening soon in London at two combined exhibitions with a strong focus on many engineering disciplines

New solution for connection monitoring

The new CT-LMFB is used for monitoring purposes and indicates whether the connector is fully connected

Ultra-compact gigabit controller with an internal high-speed interface

High data transfer rate supports secure video streaming, image analysis in video monitoring and machine vision

A journey of 25,000 volts

As the UK prepares for the arrival of HS2 in 2033, the transport sector shows little sign of slowing down in terms of development. Power quality specialist outlines rail electrification history

Real time operating system for safety critical applications

The TQ Group has ported the INTEGRITY real time operating system to its TQMa6x minimodule for safety critical embedded applications. Nick Flaherty reports

Rust removal gel helps tackle trillions in losses

Designed for applications where immersion is not possible, the gel can visibly remove rust in as little as 20 minutes

UPS for harsh industrial working environments

Secure the reliability of critical systems in demanding marine, rail and process industry environments

Higher standard regarding fire protection in rail vehicles

Fire protection in rail vehicles remains a very important issue for the railway industry

Subracks for high shock and vibration requirements

Feature self-locking fixing screws, special rounded corners and edges and an additional top cover, locking for access protection

Predictive maintenance of rail traction motors

A series of studies have shown that depot-based condition monitoring of railway traction motors using underfloor wheel lathes can be implemented at a fraction of the cost of remote condition monitoring, says Dr Steve Lacey

Wireless computers for large scale, big data WAN computing

The UC-8100 series wireless computers are specially designed for industry automation and field applications

Safe control of platform screen doors

The new Coppilot safety system that controls the opening and closing of platform screen doors



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