CAE/CAM Software for Turbomachinery Continues Fit-for-Purpose Simulation Trend

Simulation results from Agile Engineering Design System. (Image courtesy of Concepts NREC.) Engineers working on designing turbomachinery might be interested in the 8.6 release of Concepts NREC’s Agile Engineering Design System. This software combines computer-aided engineering (CAE) with computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) and is targeting users designing turbomachinery. By combining these two software options, users can

Improving riser safety with composite buoyancy

Landing String Solutions LLC has signed an agreement with Trelleborg’s offshore operation for Trelleborg to manufacture its patented landing string buoyancy system featuring 100% composite materials. Through this agreement, both companies are aiming to market the solution to a wider customer base globally.  Chris von Eberstein, Vice President, Landing String Solutions LLC, says: “Trelleborg’s offshore

Autodesk Announces Fusion Production for Smart Manufacturing

(Image courtesy of Autodesk). At Autodesk University last month, Autodesk announced a new member of the Fusion family of cloud-based services: Fusion Production. Joining Fusion 360, Fusion Connect, Fusion Lifecycle and Fusion Team, Fusion Production is Autodesk’s cloud-based solution for smart manufacturing—also referred to as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industry 4.0 and digital

Meet the robots

Honda will unveil its new 3E (Empower, Experience, Empathy) Robotics Concept at CES 2018 in January, demonstrating a range of experimental technologies engineered to advance mobility and make people's lives better. Expressing a variety of functions and designs, the advanced robotic concepts demonstrate Honda's vision of a society where robotics and AI can assist people

Next generation wide area wireless network gateway launched

Device Solutions of North Carolina has announced the availability of the next generation 4G LTE CAT1 enabled Cellio LoRa Gateway for wide area, long range, end-to-end monitoring of agriculture, cold chain, gas distribution, transportation, and many other industrial (IIoT/M2M) applications. The Cellio solution is a total solution – encompassing the hardware, software, wireless connectivity, cloud

Altair Adds Automotive-Focused MBSE to Its Partner Alliance

Real-time systems engineering model that is structured in various layers. (Image courtesy of Altair.) The Altair Partner Alliance’s (APA’s) portfolio of AVL software has just been expanded to include AVL CRUISE M. This new automotive model-based systems engineering (MBSE) software is in addition to AVL’s acoustics and flame simulation technologies, EXCITE and AVLE FIRE M,

New auto simulation software

The Altair Partner Alliance (APA) has added AVL Cruise M to its current software offering of AVL Fire M and AVL Excite Acoustics. AVL Cruise M is a multi-disciplinary system simulation solution designed for model-based development using high quality real-time models from different domains (engine, flow, after-treatment, driveline, electrics, hydraulics, etc). A state-of-the-art graphical user

First Look: AutoCAD for Mac 2018

AutoCAD for Mac 2018 includes the ability to flatten 3D scenes into 2D projections. (Image courtesy of Autodesk.) If you’re in the steady minority of AutoCAD users using a Mac, you may at times have felt envious of your Windows-based peers for the differences in your AutoCAD experiences. With the 2018 release of AutoCAD for

Vibration monitoring and analysis service helps prolong life of critical equipment

Schaeffler is providing route-based condition monitoring services to a cement works in Buxton, Derbyshire. By analysing  the vibration data from a range of critical plant and equipment at the site, Schaeffler is able to detect damage to components such as rolling bearings and gears early, therefore reducing costly, unplanned downtime and prolonging the life of

New air/gas flow meters

FCI’s MT100 Series air/gas flow meters combine state-of-art electronics technology with application-proven precision flow sensors in a rugged package designed for the most demanding plant operating environments.   They provide temperature-compensated direct mass flow measurement of air and gases for precise, repeatable measurement with low maintenance requirements in large diameter pipes, stacks and rectangular duct