Laser processing large-bore engine piston rings could improve wear resistance. An environmentally friendly, long-term alternative to galvanic coatings, laser-processed rings will offer heavier loads and increased temperature operations. Fleets are requiring reduced friction, fuel, and oil consumption, as well as
The worldwide introduction of
Thermal protection for hybrid, electric cars
The RTS reflowable thermal device protects power semiconductors against thermal runaway. Self-reinforcing, heat-producing power semiconductors –
The RTS is mounted by conventional reflow soldering techniques with temperature profiles up to 260°C. Users mechanically activate the RTS by depressing the top into place, arming the RTS to trip at 210°C.
Wireless telematics system
The StarLink Tracker with Wi-Fi integrates vehicle tracking, driver behavior monitoring, theft prevention, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and 4G capabilities. The modular device can be upgraded with new functions on-demand without replacing the StarLink Tracker. The wireless device eliminates wired connections needed for previous-generation telematics systems.
The system is equipped with a microphone and loudspeaker to initiate and receive calls and dial emergency numbers. It can track driver behavior, including careless driving, accidents, off-road driving, acceleration during turns, and speed violations.
ERM Advanced Telematics