Thursday 12 March 2020 | British Motor Museum | Gaydon

News

PCB Live exhibitor unveils new DIN rail adapters

PCB Live exhibitor OKW has recently launched two new adapters that enable any small plastic enclosure to be mounted direct onto a DIN rail – saving space and significantly speeding up installation. Suitable for a wide range of electronics applications, the OKW DIN RAIL ADAPTER B6811751 is designed to fit the popular TH35, TH15 and G32 DIN rails. It can be fixed to the back of the enclosure (wall thickness 3 mm) using two screws (which are supplied), and then located onto the rail. The adapter is moulded from PA 66 (UL 94 V-0) in black (RAL 9005) as standard.
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New non-contact Extensometer launched by Make Measurement Matter exhibitor

Recently introduced by Make Measurement Matter exhibitor Tinius Olsen is the Epsilon ONE, a new optical, non-contact extensometer that provides high-accuracy, high-resolution, non-contacting axial strain and displacement measurement. The unit uses video to measure strain, and the company states that the Epsilon ONE is unique in its ease of use for efficient materials testing. The new machine is likely to be a focal point of discussion at the forthcoming Make Measurement Matter event, held in association with the GTMA at the British Motor Museum near Warwick on March 12th.
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New temperature compensated oscillators to be seen at PCB Live exhibition

New from Golledge Electronics and on show at the forthcoming PCB Live exhibition on March 12th are two new temperature compensated oscillators. They are likely to be of especial interest to designers in the transportation sector because both products are available with optional EN50155 compliance: the international standard for electronics equipment used on rolling stock in the rail industry.
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Engineering Materials Live exhibitor gets the measure of assembly

Electronics assembly requires high accuracy for parts with miniature dimensions. Yet concurrently, the production of electronic sub-assemblies and components also requires high speed, with processes that must deliver the highest quality: so it is perhaps unsurprising that many production steps in the electronics assembly arena have become highly automated.
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FAST Live exhibitor improves bearing life through better assembly

FAST Live exhibitor Rotor Clip recognises that applying a permanent thrust load to a bearing assembly is important for a secure and successful installation, and that the bearing preload process can significantly extend component lifetimes. It does so by eliminating unnecessary clearances, creating higher stiffness in the assembly and also by reducing vibration – as well as noise. Many engineers prefer to select a preload spring with a high axial load to ultimately prolong bearing life: but the design of ordinary single turn wave springs often includes sharp corners at the cut off area of the spring ends. These can scratch the surface of the balls in the bearing as well as the mating parts, with clearly detrimental results. Debris from this unwanted interaction can lead to failure of the bearing, followed, potentially, by a failure of the entire application in which the bearing is present.
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Make Measurement Matter exhibitor helps assure wind turbine safety

Global fastener experts Cooper & Turner has provided fastener security for the renewable energy industry for over 25 years, producing bolts and fixings for wind turbine structures worldwide. Some of these are located in the most hostile of environments, including off-shore wind farms. In these environments, exposure to the elements presents additional challenges and makes unique demands on fasteners where long term, assured quality and integrity is critical to safe operation.
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Advances in e-Motor Technology to headline at Engineering Materials Live Exhibition, March 2020

Located adjacent to the world famous JLR plant at Gaydon in Warwickshire, the British Motor Museum plays host to an interesting exhibition on March 12th 2020, when the Engineering Materials Live event takes place. One of the key exhibitors at the event is using the opportunity to showcase many of its materials which have been specifically designed for use in electric motors, including the types of motor found in the latest generation of electric cars.
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