Flexible circuit boards offer numerous advantages. However, the mechanical fixation of these circuit boards is highly complex. HARTING has developed a new solution based on 3D-MID technology that is capable of replacing flexible circuit boards. Thanks to component carriers, cost savings of up to two-thirds can be achieved.
NSK has developed a new tapered roller bearing for use in electric vehicles (including hybrid, fuel cell and battery electric variants) that offers long life even under severely lean lubrication conditions. The bearings dramatically boost seizure resistance under lean lubrication, in turn improving transmission reliability and efficiency, and enabling the use of smaller lubrication systems and more compact gearbox designs.
STMicroelectronics’ ECMF04-4HSM10Y and ECMF04-4HSWM10Y automotive-qualified common-mode filters (CMF) for high-speed serial buses protect interface ICs by integrating transient-suppression diodes with low clamping voltage.
The technology partnership between Phoenix Contact, Weidmüller, Reichle & De-Massari (R&M), Fluke Networks, and Telegärtner for the Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) has progressed to create the SPE System Alliance. In this group, leading technology companies from various industries and fields of application have come together to bundle their respective SPE expertise and ensure the target-oriented exchange of this knowledge. The partners in this group are pursuing the goal of driving the development of SPE further forward for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and may branch out to other areas as well. The System Alliance has now also been joined by Datwyler, Kyland, Microchip Technology, Rosenberger, SICK, O-Ring, Draka/Prysmian Group, and University 4 Industry.
Dana Incorporated announced that it has been recognized by PACCAR as a 2019 Supplier Performance Management Achiever in North America, marking the second consecutive year as a recipient of the distinguished award. Suppliers are evaluated on cross-functional key performance indicators in the areas of product development, operations support, and business alignment with PACCAR's objectives.
As the coronavirus pandemic intensifies, the shortage of medical equipment has become a critical issue. As a market leader in filtration, MANN+HUMMEL will collaborate with Ford Motor Company, one of its key automotive customers, in the rapid development and production of powered air purifier respirators.