• Theme: Power Transmission - Mechanical Components

    AeroMobil displayed its eponymous two-seater flying car at this year’s Paris Air Show. The dual-function vehicle features aerodynamic design, lightweight carbon fiber construction and efficient hybrid power, combining a boxer internal combustion engine and electric motors. It converts from land to air use in just...

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    A regular exhibitor at Hannover Messe, German leader Festo presented new potential uses for its superconductivity technology. We met with Susanne Krichel, portfolio manager at Festo. Watch our video interview.

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    Festo announced innovative application concepts for its superconductor technology at SPS. Georg Berner, Project Coordinator for the SupraMotion future concepts, talked to DirectIndustry e-magazine about SupraGripper and SupraMotion.   DirectIndustry e-magazine: What is the technology behind SupraGripper? Georg Berner:...

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    Race car driver Richard Noble has launched the Bloodhound project, which aims to break the land speed record in October 2017. Its supersonic car is expected to reach Mach 1.4, covering 1 mile in only 3.6 seconds. To do so, the vehicle will be propelled both by a jet engine and a rocket engine. The special wheels are...

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    At this year’s GreenTec Awards at IFAT, the laureate in the Automobility category went to Germany’s Schaeffler and LuK GmbH & Co. KG, for its E-Clutch. Markus Kneissler, head of development, automated clutches, talked to DirectIndustry e-magazine about the automatized clutch, which takes over from the driver as...

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    Industry 4.0 has proven a popular theme again among European companies at Hannover Messe this year. But the picture appears different in the United States, where the term is barely uttered. However, that doesn’t mean America is lagging behind.   Defining Tomorrow’s Factory Industry 4.0 is a collective term used in...

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    Watch our exclusive report. Will magnetic levitation bring about a revolution in the factory of tomorrow? At SPS, automation manufacturer Festo presented its supraconductivity technology for production lines. Their SupraCarrier could be commercially launched in 5 years for handling and conveying applications. Yet,...

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