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  • High-speed recording camera

    March 24, 2017

    With a shock resistance of 100 G’s the fanless EoSens Quad 1.1 high-speed recording camera has been designed to operate in high shock and vibration environments, claims Mikrotron. The company says the Quad 1.1 is suitable for automotive crash test and manufacturing troubleshooting applications. The Quad 1.1 has a 14.9μm 10-bit pixel resulting in high …

  • High-speed electronic weld head

    March 24, 2017

    The Series 300 weld head enables up to three welds per second, with programmable force and weld positions, force and position repeatability, and displacement monitoring, says Amada Miyachi. The company claims it’s suitable for safety critical applications, such as automotive sensors and switches…

  • 5-axis, 30-taper, mill-turn centre

    March 23, 2017

    Brother has introduced an uprated version of its Speedio M140X1 5-axis, 30-taper mill-turn centre. Called Speedio M140X2, the company says improvements include an integrated, high output, direct drive motor in the C-axis to replace the previous roller drive powering the 2,000rpm turning table…

  • Fineblanking machine

    March 23, 2017

    The reinforced model of the XFT 2500speed press offers an effective solution for the special challenges in fineblanking production claims Feintool. The company says this model is equipped with stronger knuckle joints, which increases the press force at the tip to 3000kN…

  • Battery box castings

    March 22, 2017

    Rheinmetall Automotive says it is supplying components for battery boxes of electric vehicles using its expertise in the manufacture of complex vehicle components in die-cast aluminium. Weighing 9kg, these components serve to hold the rechargeable battery cells…

  • New modular hybrid transmission kit

    March 22, 2017

    ZF says its new 8-speed dual clutch transmission (8DT) is available for front-longitudinal configuration in four different variants (standard, all-wheel drive, hybrid, all-wheel hybrid) in three torque classes, to a maximum of 1,000Nm. To make the 8DT basic transmission as small and compact as possible, a new gear set concept with two countershafts and one …

  • Light tunnel for paint surface quality

    March 21, 2017

    The EcoReflect light tunnel offers an ergonomic environment design and permits continuous detection of irregularities in paint with maximum accuracy, claims Dürr. The company says this system generates vertical contrast lines, enabling the operators to follow the progression of the car bodies when checking them…

  • Ultralight door module

    March 21, 2017

    Magna International, in cooperation with the US Department of Energy (DOE) and partners FCA US and Grupo Antolin, has developed a new, ultralight door architecture that it’s claimed achieves over 42% mass savings compared to an average current production door…

  • Silent chains for hybrid motors

    March 17, 2017

    BorgWarner says it has produces silent chains for Suzuki’s Solio hybrid vehicle. When driving under electric power, two chains transfer power from the electric motor to the transmission to propel the vehicle. During braking or deceleration, the chains transmit power back to the motor to recharge the battery…

  • Automotive glass inspection technology

    March 17, 2017

    Based on patented stereo deflectometry, Isra says it has developed a method that is suitable for assessing the reflection optics of windshields and rear and side windows. The company claims this new Screenscan Reflected Distortion product allows measurement accuracy in the millidiopter range…