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LaunchPoint tests new VVT valve actuator

10 July 2014

LaunchPoint Technologies (LaunchPoint) recently completed testing a new version of its variable valve timing (VVT) electromechanical valve actuator (EVA) for internal combustion engines. The new design reduces power consumption by more than 50% compared to the previous design and has, thus far, exceeded 1 million cycles of endurance testing. Read more...

New interactive guide from BERNARD CONTROLS

9 July 2014

BERNARD CONTROLS has just moved its former printed User’s Guide into an interactive web application named GPS Actuator. The GPS function of this web application drives the user to the electric actuation solution fitting to his needs. Read more...

Portable valves gearbox for underground valves

8 July 2014

F.lli Scapin’s brand-new RPM ‘Portable valve gearbox’ for valves operators helps easy and fast opening/closing on underground water valves not equipped with a reduction gearbox and usually moved by a Tee Key, valve requiring high Nm values (rather than manual work of one single operator) or valves needing a high number of turns to be fully open or closed. Read more...

Parker to expand smart sensor & actuator offering

7 July 2014

Parker Hannifin Corporation is embarking on the development of new smart sensors and actuators using electroactive polymer technology. Parker recently acquired intellectual property and licenses for the technology from Bayer Material Science and its Artificial Muscle Incorporated (AMI) business unit. Read more...

XH018-based brushless DC motor control solutions

4 July 2014

Micronas announced the use of the XH018 process technology from X-FAB for its next generation of brushless DC motor control solutions.

XH018 is X-FAB’s 0.18μm modular mixed signal high-voltage (HV) CMOS technology. Read more...

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