Monday, August 10, 2020

HBM digital torque transducer

With electric motors and drives now operating at significantly higher speeds, electromobility testing poses a greater challenge for engineers working on R&D or production lines. To overcome this challenge, measurement specialist, HBM has launched the T40B torque sensor which delivers greatly increased revolutions per minute for a selection of measuring ranges of 1, 2, and 3 kNm –  up to 23.000 rpm – making it ideal for many types of applications including test benches, end-of-line tests (EoL) and process monitoring.
The T40B torque provides users with precise, reliable measurements first time, eliminating the risk of errors and the need for repeat tests, which can be costly and time consuming.
The sensor has an integrated, magnetic rotational speed measuring system, enabling automotive engineers to test the efficiency of the drive train with a range of motor vehicles. It also operates with analog or digital interfaces making it compatible with different types of test bench systems.

UL certification of insulation systems: inaugurated FAET Italian laboratory

Last October 3rd, in the prestigious venue of Golf Club at Tolcinasco (Milan), was held the first workshop signed by FAET, a meeting aimed at establishing a connection among the OEM world companies interested in the UL certification of the components for insulation systems equipping electric motors.

Mark Raymond, principal Engineer-Ul, illustrated the highlights of the specific Sealed Tube Chemical Compatibility Testing

Spotlights were cast on the new FAET laboratory, on Third Party Test Data Program and on all related advantages for sector players, an ambit that is calling for higher and higher performances. As DuPont perfectly knows, company that during the meeting reported various case histories (by Roger C. Wicks, Global Technical Marketing Manager), as well as UL that, through the speech by the American Mark Raymond, one of the major experts in insulation systems in the world, illustrated the highlights of the specific Sealed Tube Chemical Compatibility Testing.

Roger C. Wicks, Global Technical Marketing Manager- DuPont

Since today, in the up-to-date structure at Rozzano (Mi), FAET can in fact test whether the mix of the various components inside the insulation system is appropriate and then it can achieve the UL certification.

Silvio Cattinzoli, Quality System & Technical Manager of FAET

The details of the accomplishment of this important partnership were finally explained by Silvio Cattinzoli, Quality System & Technical Manager of FAET, who underlined how it is strategic to supply, in the whole Mediterranean basin, an added-value service to customers that so benefit from not being compelled to directly interfacing with UL.

Gabriele Guidi, Ceo and owner of FAET

 

«We are speeding up an important phase for FAET and UL, in the name of insulation systems’ safety. We hope this workshop is the first of a long series because companies increasingly need information, dialogue and aggregation» – the Ceo and owner of FAET, Gabriele Guidi, stated at the event start.

Testing e-trucks in Europe?

Ferenc Lajkó, Ceo of Waberer’s.
Ferenc Lajkó, Ceo of Waberer’s.

Waberer’s (vehicle operator in international full truckload transportation in Europe) is willing to test and is open to participate in the introduction of Tesla’s e-trucks in Europe.
Also, as the firsts from Europe, Waberer’s tested the Tesla Semi e-truck designed for long-distance transportation.
Waberer’s and Paccar Group (supplier of Daf trucks) are discussing the testing and introduction of electric and driverless vehicles under development.
“We at Waberer’s are committed to continuous innovation and seize every opportunity participate in our partners’ R&D and innovation programs. Electric and driverless truck developments may significantly reduce the environmental impact of road transportation and have a favourable effect on the cost side at the same time. We see a great opportunity in developments concerning logistic infrastructure. In fact, we have effectively implemented several digital innovations in our operations”, said Ferenc Lajkó, Ceo of Waberer’s.