Automotive

The content for this section is fed by our Technology Spotlight email newsletters, which we send out weekly. If you would like to receive these newsletters enter your email address in the dialogue box on the right. If you want to narrow your search down to particular product or industry type use the filter on the right.

Taking the heat

DuPont has introduced Vamac VMX5000, a family of ethylene acrylic elastomer (AEM) pre-compounds that extend the upper temperature limit for AEM applications by 15 to 20°C.


Reduced mixing times with EVM rubber

LANXESS has launched a range of pre-crosslinked EVM rubbers, in the form of the ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymers of the Levapren PXL series. These have been developed specifically for rapid ...


Thinner proximity switches are more reliable

Panasonic Automotive and Industrial Systems has introduced the MA Motion series of human detection proximity sensors. The sensors are said to be 35% thinner than previous versions measuring 10 x 20 x ...


Publish 3D V.18

Version 18 for Theorem's Publish 3D suite of products improves performance and robustness for JT users by supporting all versions of the JT file format from Version 6.0 - 9.5. It includes product ...


Bonding tape for automotive mounting applications

Tesa has added the ACXplus Black Line to its range of bonding tapes. The tape has been introduced primarily for attachment part mounting applications in the automotive sector, such as bumpers, side ...



Advanced dynamics on a large scale

Festo has launched the EXCH handler, a large scale handling system, which provides positioning and motion control in assembly applications such as high speed palletising, pick and place, laser and ...


Robust and efficient brushless DC motor

Dunkermotoren has added the BG 95 to its range of rotary brushless DC motors. It provides 1100W of continuous output power and can be overloaded by up to four times. With nominal voltages down to ...


Vision system camera enclosure for harsh environments

Industrial Vision Systems (IVS) has launched an anodised aluminium enclosure to protect vision system cameras and optics from impact, dust, dirt, splashed water, oil mist and operator interference in ...



Clamping system for equipment mounting

The Elesa GN series of connecting clamps and rods offers a versatile and robust mounting system for equipment in industrial, laboratory and related applications.


ATEX rated explosion-proof linear actuator

Curtiss-Wright Corporation has announced the EL120 explosion-proof linear actuator has been added to Exlar's line of linear actuators. The EL120 linear actuator meets ATEX requirements for use in ...


Fast and accurate extensometer

Imetrum utilises patented measurement technology in the fastest and most accurate non-contacting strain measurement device available commercially. Imetrum's system was tested at 500Hz to ISO ...


Easy to build manufacturing cell

MiniTec's flexible manufacturing cell will be used in The Proving Factory's recently opened assembly facility in Coventry.


Moulding the Future

Synrad CO2 lasers fitted with injection moulding cells are said to have improved the output of a precision moulding company.




3D scanner edits and redesigns too

At this year's CeBit, ZMorph will present what it believes is the most technologically advanced 3D toolhead to ZMorph's 3D personal fabricator. As well as replicate real objects, the 3D scanner can ...





Computer printable hose and pipe markers

Computer printable 'in minutes' from a standard laser or thermal transfer printer, the new CILS-91000TK self-laminating durable label range provides a permanent, high strength bond to all industrial ...