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Linear Guide Systems Are Easy To Specify

Design is capable of carrying heavy loads at high capacity, velocity and acceleration while still excelling in wear resistance. PBC Linear has a new line of cost-effective easy-to-specify linear guide systems. Integral V Technology systems feature a patent pending process that allows for tighter tolerances without additional cost. The design itself is capable of carrying heavy loads at high capacity, velocity and acceleration while still excelling in wear resistance.

IV-T also has a growing number of configurations and a wide range of uses with custom orders available. This versatile product is yet another in a long line of innovative products in PBC's history. With the 20 different configurations already available - and more being developed each week - the IV technology is truly versatile in its application. Products in IV technology include snap-in, bolt-on, integrated and compact configurations. All of which allow for easy installation, and what really sets this product and com…

Russians Sign Up For Emissions Assistance

Ricardo has received a contract from Gaz Group to upgrade the UMZ-4216 engine to Euro-4 emissions standards. Gaz Group, Russia's largest automotive manufacturer of light commercial vehicles, trucks, buses, cars, diesel engines, powertrain components and road construction equipment, has announced that it will award Ricardo the contract to upgrade the UMZ-4216 engine to Euro-4 emissions standards.

The contract win was secured in a competitive bidding process, and will see Ricardo co-operating with Gaz's OAO UMZ subsidiary. At present, UMZ-4216 engines manufactured by Ulyanovsk Motor Works are installed on Gazelle light commercial vehicles from Gaz Group. One of the engine's main advantages is its high torque at low speed, which gives the vehicle good acceleration and manoeuvrability in light commercial vehicle applications.

The first phase of the upgrade programme will involve a detailed analysis by Ricardo of the technical feasibility of upgrading the UMZ-4216 engine to E…

Software Automates Publishing Process

InnoCielo Publisher and its modules make it possible to automate the publishing process, triggered by predefined document lifecycle events or on an ad-hoc basis. BlueCielo ECM Solutions has released InnoCielo Publisher 2008, the latest version of the optional Publisher add-on for the InnoCielo Meridian Enterprise ECM solution. InnoCielo Meridian Enterprise automates the rendering and publishing of engineering content. In the publishing process, engineering documents are rendered into universally readable formats and stored in a target system such as a Windows folder, an FTP site, Microsoft SharePoint, Documentum or InnoCielo Meridian Enterprise itself.

InnoCielo Publisher and its modules make it possible to automate the publishing process, triggered by predefined document lifecycle events or on an ad-hoc basis. InnoCielo Publisher is used with InnoCielo Meridian Enterprise by companies such as Areva TandD Systems, Huntsman, Johnson Controls, Pfizer and Siemens in energy/utilities, ma…

Pressure Indicators Preserve Safety

Jofra IPIs can be used as a calibration reference or in applications where high-accuracy pressure measurement is required, from safety valve checks to system pressure verification. Ametek Calibration Instruments' Jofra range of industrial pressure indicators (IPIs) is now ATEX and CSA-certified for use in potentially explosive environments in the field or in calibration laboratories. ATEX is the primary intrinsically safe standard in the European Union, while CSA refers to relevant Canadian and USA standards.

Accurate to +/- 0.05% FS, the IPI can be used as a calibration reference or in applications where high-accuracy pressure measurement is required, from safety valve checks to system pressure verification. This new certification will allow the IPI to be used in any industry where there is a risk of flammable gases. These include oil refineries, offshore platforms, chemical plants, gas production plants, oil and gas shipping.

Intrinsically safe Jofra IPI indicators are available…

Electrical Labels Are Free To Download

Software enables installers to print their own cable, patch panel and data jack labels using an office laser printer. Sharpmark's label printing software is now available free to download from the company's website. It enables electrical installers to organise and label their systems clearly and professionally. This allows maintenance and trouble-shooting to be completed quickly and efficiently with minimum downtime.

Sharpmark software enables installers to print their own cable, patch panel and data jack labels using an office laser printer. There is no need for custom printers to produce clear, professional-looking labels that are durable and easy to read. Using Sharpmark software is intuitive and requires no training. It is preloaded with all the Sharpmark label part numbers and standard templates to fit components from many manufacturers. Users can also create their own job from scratch, selecting the part number and layout of choice.

Sharpmark software has complex numbe…

Deal Accelerates Aerospace/Automotive Standards

LOTAR is working on long-term archiving of digital product data in the automobile and aerospace industry in order to save this data securely for years. Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Europe - Standardisation (ASD-STAN) and ProSTEP iViP signed a co-operation agreement on 1st July, 2008. The two standardisation organisations aim to release standards faster on an international scale for the automobile and aerospace industry with the support of the Long-Term Archiving and Retrieval (LOTAR) group.

LOTAR is working on long-term archiving of digital product data in the automobile and aerospace industry in order to save this data securely for years. "Thus we are reaching a new quality in the area of standardisation ", said Gunter Lessmann, Director of ASD-STAN, which is based in Brussels.

"In doing so we make sure that the working results of the LOTAR project can be transferred into standards on a European as well as international level at the same time". …