Being able to track and identify products and components is extremely important for planning maintenance, managing malfunctions, allowing assemblies, ensuring safety and more. An example that perhaps many do not know is that of aircraft tires. Did you know that in six out of seven cases an aircraft touches the ground with retreaded tires? The tires, even if retreaded, are safe and an aircraft tire is retreaded on average 6 times.
Airbus has successfully concluded a flight test campaign featuring a new capability for the C295 FITS mission system (COMMOMISS) which enables it to be remotely operated by ground-based crews. The campaign, carried out in April over the south of Spain, covered four flights and involved the use of an Airbus C295 Intelligence Surveillance Recognition (ISR) testbed equipped with a Collins avionics package.
Stäubli Electrical Connectors has always been committed to innovation and forward-looking technologies, which is why it also contributes its know-how, experience and high-performance products to electric motorsports projects led by the next generation of talent at universities. This year, Stäubli again supported the TUfast Team at the Technical University of Munich with robust, high-performance connectors and associated cable solutions. In Switzerland, too, at ETH Zurich, the young engineers of the AMZ Racing Team were equipped with electrical connector components and safe fluid couplings.
This Thursday, Luca de Meo, and the Renault brand team shared the vision of the brand: an energy transition leader, on the forefront of the latest technology and services, operating in a more sustainable and responsible manner. The “Nouvelle Vague” will turn Renault into a brand centred around technology, services, and clean energy, by engineering smarter every-day vehicles and mobility solutions that are more sustainable. This is in line with the brand’s DNA as a company that changed with the times throughout the 20th century, devising innovative, profoundly modern vehicles at each step of the way. In 2021, more than ever, Renault strives to meet market expectations of responsible, carbon-free, safe, and scalable mobility solutions that are in line with customer needs.
Special air freight charter to overcome the pandemic: On behalf of US-based healthcare company Nexus Pharmaceuticals, DB Schenker has transported equipment for a vaccine filling line this week. With a total volume of 82 tons, it was necessary to charter an Antonov An-124 aircraft for the flight from Frankfurt-Hahn in Germany to Chicago-Rockford in the US. The transported material comprised of a vaccine filling machine with isolator from the German specialized engineering companies Bausch + Stroebel and Franz Ziel. Once the production line is operational, it has the capability to produce up to 30 million doses of vaccines per month. The design and fabrication of the machine already began years before the pandemic.
Honeywell announced it is launching its gas cloud imaging (GCI) system in Europe to provide automated and continuous monitoring for leaks of dangerous and polluting gases such as methane at oil and gas, chemical and power generation facilities across the continent.
DELFINGEN, one of the world leaders in the field of electrical cable protection for the automotive industry, announces the acquisition of SCHLEMMER’s activities in Europe/Africa. DELFINGEN achieved a turnover of 230 M€ in 2019, is present in 20 countries with 26 plants and has 3,000 collaborators. SCHLEMMER is a German industrial group specializing in cable protection and the manufacture of injection moulded parts for the automotive industry.