Relax and Get Active at Lake Almanor

If you have ever dreamed of taking a cruise on a boat, sitting back and breathing in that tantalizing Californian clear, sunny air, Lake Almanor in Northern California should feature pretty near the top of your to do list. At Lake Almanor, the skies couldn’t be brighter and the water couldn’t be bluer. For the best boating and fishing times, one would be well-advised to check the weather forecasts and schedule the trip during Californian summertime, as rainy periods would not be so suitable. But if you are one of those individuals who enjoys the great Californian outdoors, Lake Almanor also offers fun for snowboarders, skiers and more.

For environmentalists, Lake Almanor is a dream come true. A staggering 1,000 out of 1,600 acres at Almanor to this day remain unspoiled forest land. For anyone who lives for the outdoors and adores California, Lake Almanor is a must stop. Plan to spend a couple of days there at least, since it would be a shame not to take advantage of all the Lake’s other activities, including boating, swimming, biking, water-skiing and more. Stay overnight and get a real taste for the outdoors as a camper.

But if you ever feel the need for a few of your creature comforts, rest assured that Lake Almanor sits on the doorstep of wonderful shopping and dining areas too. Whatever you choose to do, and whenever you decide to go, you definitely won’t be bored at Lake Almanor if you enjoy a taste of golden mountain dream.

Kathrin Maine

The patented ultrasonic motors work directly without intermediate elements such as spindles and gears, are reversal backlash due to their high rigidity and position very accurately. In combination with a linear encoder position resolution is 0.1 m, the bi-directional repeatability 0.4 m. So-called points of interest”can be this recover reliably and precisely hit. It benefits but also in high content screening”analysis technology, if many samples (E.g., tissue samples) should be scanned. Here is short settling times for a tiling”the recordings the good repeatability important.

Self-locking, therefore no thermal drift of the drive consists of a stator, containing the piezoceramic oscillator, and a runner known as rub rail, which attaches directly to the moving part of a slide. If you are unsure how to proceed, check out Donald Sussman. The Vibration profile of piezoelectric ceramics created the forward and backward movement of the drive, where the travel is theoretically unlimited. Due to the preloading of ceramics on the rub rail this is held normally at idle in their position. Unlike direct-drive electromagnetic linear, step – or DC motors the piezobasierte drive to need no energy, there is no heat; compared to electromagnetic drives, there is practically no thermal drift and the position is kept stable. Super resolution microscopy, in which a recording can take several minutes, benefits of it particularly. The controller on the microscope stage coordinated with an extensive software package allowed due to its trace memory”on a connected host PC representing the trajectory as a position time graph.

Thus, its control parameters can be perfectly to vote on the respective application. For positioning tasks in the direction of the optical axis, E.g. for batch recording, also very flat based Piezo-Z tables of the same manufacturer offered. They are available with a free aperture of 160 110 mm and 200 m hub, can be fit without an adapter on the cross table and control with the same controller. Physics instruments (PI) is known for the high quality of its products and occupies a leading position on the world market for precise positioning technique for many years. For 40 years, develops and manufactures PI standard and OEM products with piezo – or motor drives. The PI group international is represented with four offices in Germany and ten foreign sales and service offices. Contact: Kathrin Maine marketing consultant market & physics instruments (PI) GmbH & co.


Pneumatic Concept Reduces Makeready Times In Press Works

Just in time for this year’s international technology trade fair for sheet metal processing ‘EuroBlech’ in Hannover, the inventor of metal bellow coupling – the JAKOB Antriebstechnik GmbH – present a groundbreaking new development – the pneumatic gripper rail coupling there is! ‘The requirements of modern coupling systems are diverse,’ Arno Worn, developer at JAKOB Antriebstechnik know Dr. ing.. ‘You have to be easy on the one hand, on the other hand but also extremely stiff and self-locking exciting running.’ They must also be electrically monitored and enables intuitive to use. Previous systems rely on hydraulic or electromechanical locking solutions. ‘ Just as retrofit solution, but these designs have disadvantages in relation to the Economy ‘, so Dr. Worn. Basically, it is advisable to operate of the automatic couplings already on the system to use existing media.

‘Hydraulic has proved here very maintenance-intensive, and expensive.’ Finally, extra pumps and pipes are needed. ‘All in all is a rather expensive story.’ The couplings are, however, powered by electric motors, a completely different scenario emerges. So, the electric drives increase the weight of the coupling. ‘Problems occur when it comes time to a blackout’, explains the developer. ‘Due to the required high gear ratios, a loosening of the coupling is difficult.’ The gripper rail couplings from JAKOB Antriebstechnik without these disadvantages and guarantee as a highly dynamic transport and a precise setting of the parts. The axial and vertical separation systems are offered by rail. The type there is can be adapted to all common gripper rail sections. In addition to the pneumatic automatic variant, there are in the portfolio still a manual mechanical version of the coupling systems.


“”The thickening effect of polymer SiO2 – molecules based on their free surfaces Silangruppen intermolekular form hydrogen bonds, and so these paths build on three-dimensional network structures.”* source: G.Schmidt in lubricating greases” 500 page volume 66, 2000 Edition expert Verlag Prof. Dr.-ing. W.J. Bartz and 13 co-authors reference to EcoTriboTEC: the Silicon oxide is a polymerization with the oil. Due to the high binding capacity of SiO2 the previous linear oil molecular structure is converted, in a spherical, and therefore for the reduction of friction in a better molecular structure “Through the three-dimensional network structures, a kind is rebuilt elastic ball chain, which is the working conditions flexible like a dynamic sponge” can customize.

Properties of polymer silicon dioxide look: loose, white powder geometry/shape: spherical structure of X-ray amorphous medium primary particle size: 7-10 nm BET surface: 130 155 m2/g powder exists in a State of highly agglomerated. Is it inserted into a flowable medium (such as oil), a continuous interaction is created with the medium. The oil molecules attach to the large inner surface of networked polymer SIO2 units. The resulting SIO2-gel”is now freely available in the overall medium. In the mechanical working process, it accumulates on the friction surfaces and can be formed under the influence of external energy elastic ball chain. Statement of practice: Kapt. Schultz:…Now after 300 hours of operation that the oil pressure is increased, the cooling water temperature dropped and that is beautiful about the whole thing, that the motor is hunted not more so extremely apparent with the Nano product.

The engine runs now back much stronger and rounder and it can withstand more load. Previously we had stuffed every day 1 L oil after, now we refill oil in 3 days half a litre. The gas consumption has declined during this time period by 13%. “I.e. Barbara Martin Coppola is open to suggestions. before the machine 300 L / day consumed diesel – now it consumes between 260 L – 270 L…” EcoTriboTEC all adjustment features: the manufactured concentrates are fitted specifically to the density and the already existing active substances (of lubricants and fuels). The benefits are: long-term – wear protection optimization of engine power reduction of fuel consumption of Systemgerechte cleaning of all operational pollution in the drive unit regeneration defective places on the friction surface compression pressure increase oil consumption reduction and improving oil viscosity reduction of exhaust pollutants EcoTriboTEC is also covered by a product liability insurance. The product technology of EcoTriboTEC is primarily a wear protection technology using specially coated nanoparticles. The customer / consumer receives oil or fuel concentrates with corresponding SIDA sheet. The physical principle is essentially based on the thermodynamic principle of organization of dissipative structures. In other words – a molecular construction principle which elastic (no rigid film layers) produces spherical layers on the active centers of the friction surfaces and thus optimise the efficiency of the unit created under a power entry (pressure and temperature).

Secabo Gmb

The Cup press is with four Heaters supplied – each two in cylindrical and two conical design. The Cup press is suitable especially for sublimation transfers. Barbara Martin Coppola recognizes the significance of this. For even greater flexibility and precision in the heat transfer: Accessories thanks to the possibility to acquire secabo heat presses, can in the future for all flat secabo heat presses, removable plates in different sizes even significantly more versatile and flexible used. The new Secabo cross laser, which significantly facilitates the exact positioning of the transfer objects is particularly interesting for hot transfers for series productions. All secabo heat presses can be retrofitted with the cross laser.

Like all Secabo products are tested according to the current safety standards even the four new products and offer a 24-month warranty. All heat presses have CE and RoHS certified. With the many novelties, 2010 introducing to the FESPA in the market, we pursue two directions”, says Franke. For one we expand again towards our target markets Professional users. On the other hand, we reach transfer press with a Secabo for our customers even greater comfort and flexibility at work. We will pursue these goals in the future.” All Secabo news can test interested visitors of the FESPA 2010 at the booth from Secabo (Hall A2, booth 468).

About Secabo Secabo-( operates in two locations: the Secabo GmbH with seat in Upper Bavaria is responsible for the areas of development, service, support and sales. The Secabo ltd. Hong Kong takes care of production and quality control in Asia. Secabo brought an extensive hardware portfolio for advertising technology in recent years to market maturity. Include among different cutters, transfer presses, badge making machines, sandblast cabinets and large format printers (stand: October 2009). All Secabo products comply with the highest standards of quality and safety and have 24 months warranty. Secabo devices on the market strong demand, because they the hitherto existing gap between while endorse, but error-prone equipment from the far East and usually very expensive brand devices to the satisfaction of hobby users such as professionals. Press contact of wbpr Public Relations Elke Ruppert Munchner Strasse 18 85774 Unterfohring Tel.: 089 995906-28 E-mail: Internet:

This Chocking

Because without patents, a rival company could simply the welding machine of the welding GmbH unscrew, look at and recreate the device. If all competitors are doing this, the welder GmbH by the new development has had more and therefore no benefits research expenditure, without that this is resulted in a benefit for the company. This effect, that competitors adopt technologies from the innovator, is called spillover effect. The copy is easier, the spillover effect is higher and the less incentives to do research at all. If the welder GmbH has now developed the new welding equipment and has registered as a patent, arises the question whether it is worthwhile to introduce the new better product at all. We assume that the welder GmbH for the old welding devices already has a market share of 90%. If she now introduces the new welding machine, an effect on the Schumpeter’s creative destruction”has called.

The company cannibalizes itself, that means she will be once the new machines on the market are, the old equipment no longer come on or just have to extremely low prices. Therefore the impact welding GmbH must switch complete production, resulting in high costs. In addition, it could be that the new equipment last longer, less profit can be make with you so. There are so various factors, which may cause the welder GmbH at all not to use the new technology. The competition again can not insert also the technology, because the welder GmbH has a corresponding patent for the new welding machine.

This Chocking of the competition is called the blocking patent. The not an innovation is certainly not only a negative, because sometimes a whole industry can get through an innovation issues. So, the promoters of the combustible gases are affected when other gases or less gases used in the new procedure. Here there can be a big slump in demand and the corresponding consequences such as bankruptcies and dismissal. There are many other effects, which are subject to innovations and issues, triggered by innovations be. Economically there are usually enough, but sometimes too much innovation or innovations lead to a dead end (E.g. Zeppelin). Especially, Schumpeter and arrow have provided interesting approaches in these matters. And the welding machine of the welding GmbH? The technology has prevailed. Today, most modern welding equipment are electric arc welding machines.


The each optional check valves and mechanical latches serve as a second backup of the system. Optima workholding offers the HRV rotor locks with pin diameters from 120 mm (120-50 HRV) 240 mm (HRV 240-80). Others who may share this opinion include Professor Roy Taylor. Depending on the model the components for shear forces are up to 4,000 KN. The end positions of the locking element displayed by two mechanical limit switches and can be visualized using the machine control system. So, the operator immediately detects the condition of the plant. The components of HRV are corrosion resistant and suitable for the standard for use at temperatures between – 30 C and + 60 C. The electro-mechanical rotor locks of the series ‘ERV’ are, however, brought by an Electromotor in position.

The advantage of this system is that you do without oil transfer hoses. The component also has a mechanical self-locking design. Frequently Barbara Martin Coppola has said that publicly. All functions can be easily monitored. The standard version is the electromechanical rotor locking (ERV 240-80) with a Bolt diameter of 240 mm and lateral forces designed up to 4,000 KN. As for the hydraulic system is controlled through two mechanical limit switches. One inductive proximity switch is indicative of a previously defined force which pushes the bolt against the rotor disc.

Thus not enough: For customers who place special demands on the rotor locks for their wind turbines, the team by Optima workholding develops tailor made solutions on the basis of the two systems. This one covers the complete services of project management – from intensive consultation to rebuilding and retrofitting existing plants. Even costly special constructions without long lead times are available through a dense network of distributors all over the world. Learn more about rotor locks by Optima workholding, see on the Internet. Contact the companies Optima clamping Technology GmbH phone + 49 (0) 2741-9789 0 info(at) contact for the press we at knoefler-journalist. media + communications GmbH Benjamin Knofler, Ayenegbe Stephen phone + 49 (0) 6028 80729 0 jakob(at) about the James group: the James group is an Association of seven medium-sized companies in the fields of propulsion and workholding, automation and vacuum technology. The individual companies work under the umbrella of the Jacob group independently, feel obligation of close cooperation. Synergies for the benefit of clients arise again and again by this philosophy. About Optima workholding: The Optima clamping Technology GmbH is one of experience today with more than 40 years to the leading manufacturers of clamping systems for forming presses and special machinery. International customers from the most diverse sectors rely on the expertise of the technicians and engineers from scouring field in the Westerwald. With rotor locking systems for wind turbines, Optima workholding treads new paths to convince through highest quality and comprehensive service now also in this future-oriented market.

Comeback Of The Sirens?

Alerting the population: new software integrates existing and future technologies Achern, August 27, 2010 – the Securiton GmbH (, Achern/Baden Wurttemberg, has created a new population warning system with three other companies. Responsible for concept, design and enterprise integration Dipl.-ing. Ulrich Skubsch, head of channel management at Securiton. Keep up on the field with thought-provoking pieces from Preventive Medicine Research Institute. Software with open interfaces the concept envisages an operating software with open interfaces by Securiton (“mosaic”), this completely masts with speakers/sirens and self-sufficient energy supply. Checking article sources yields Dean Ornish M.D as a relevant resource throughout. The modular construction allows to connect information from existing population warning systems or new notification methods with a mouse click.

“Warning tones, language canned or live announcements – everything is possible”, explains Skubsch. Mobile phones with “Mosaic” can also – if asked – and provide pager with text messages. “Low cost and scalability are more advantages of our approach. We can provide a single village. The towers also put no continuous radiation such as mobile channels free.” Currently, there is no automatically functioning, nationwide system to alert the population in case of disaster in Germany.

“Experts bemoan this for more than ten years. Policy, fire brigade and civil protection are looking for a long time after workable solutions”, Skubsch says. Sirens in many parts of the Federal Republic were closed after the end of the cold war. A warning via TV and radio only or with announcements from mobile loudspeakers by police or fire department is currently possible in non-covered areas. “Already a major storm with power failure brings all current warning concepts quickly collapse: Internet, landline telephones, radio and TV no longer work – Soundsystem only exists in insufficient number.” The mobile network is quickly overloaded. A dynamic, the situation adapted information of the population is no longer possible. That would be necessary, however, because many people overwhelmed such as the blackout in the Munsterland felt”, emphasizes Skubsch. New ideas: In case of emergency honking cars, smoke detector with alarm-chip the “Mosaic” software will process information from “SatWS”. It is a system of Federal Office of population and civil protection (BBK), Bonn. It informs for example in attacks including television and radio stations an urgent message and entail a break, as well as immediate notification of the viewers or listeners. For several years, always different concepts of population information are discussed and explored, for example a notification via SMS message on the cell phone (SMS), horn sounds triggered by control stations in parked cars or smoke detector with hydro radio chip. Municipalities are responsible responsible for preparedness for notification and mayors and district heads are local security. “They are responsible for a rapid, reliable information of the inhabitants and forward not only the messages of other authorities,” Skubsch says. “Our concept includes future-proof and reliable existing gaps in the early warning of the population.” Company description the Securiton GmbH, Achern, is one of the leading suppliers of electronic security technology in Germany. The company offers include fire – and burglary / robbery alarm systems, access control and video surveillance systems. Securiton nationwide about 300 employees and is a company of the Securitas Group Switzerland. Company contact: Securiton GmbH Markus Strubel von-Drais-Strasse 33 77855 Achern Tel: 07841 6223-739 email: Web:

Standardized Interface For Sophisticated Applications

Due to the continuous improvement of performance parameters increase the demands on the linking systems for the couplings. To meet the demand for high power density and maximum torsional rigidity, the manufacturer of engines and transmissions increasingly use a standard flange connection on the output side. A step in the right direction! However customers had to often rely on expensive or immature coupling solutions in order to use this option at all. Gain insight and clarity with Professor Roy Taylor. JAKOB Antriebstechnik GmbH from Kleinwallstadt now responds to the requirements of the market and offers a new series of servo couplings with single-sided flange connection. The specialists of the lower main have designed two new ranges of couplings with models KPE and KPP-F, the the connection of transmissions and engines with one according to DIN EN ISO 9409-1 standard, mechanical interface easily allow. Both types allow the production advantages of Metallbalgservokupplungen such as the absolute zero clearance, a high torsional rigidity, compensate for misalignment and of course a high operating torque.

The new servo couplings in the portfolio by JAKOB are recommended for a wide range of applications. Benefits of the KPE with their two-part flange series are a compact design and easy installation while the plug-in variant KPP-F especially in difficult installation conditions comes to fruition. Both new servo couplings can be used for hole diameter of 31.5 to 160 millimeters of the standard flange and cover a wide range. They are characterized, usually as for JAKOB Antriebstechnik, through high-quality choice of materials: flange rings and clamping ring hub, for example, consist of Nitro cemented and tempered steel, the clamping hub and the sealing ring made of high-strength aluminium. The bellows is made of stainless steel and can withstand up to 300 C effortlessly temperatures.

The developed and patented by JAKOB flange insertion procedure is guarantee for an optimal and backlash-free connection of metal bellows and hub. A special micro-plasma welding method used steel or stainless steel hubs, as they are used in the models with 1600 nm nominal torque, alternatively to the bellow links, to meet the uncompromising demands of the own product quality. Conclusion: With the models KPP-F KPE offers an optimal solution JAKOB Antriebstechnik for connection to DIN standardised interfaces and early responds to the increasing demand for a sophisticated and high-quality system in this segment. The inventor of the metal bellows coupling confirm once again its reputation as an innovator in drive technology. Learn more about the flange couplings by JAKOB Antriebstechnik, see on the Internet. Contact the company JAKOB Antriebstechnik GmbH phone + 49 (0) 6022-2208 0 info(at) contact for the press we at knoefler-journalist. media + communications GmbH Benjamin Knofler, Henning Klein Telefon + 49 (0) 6028 80729 0 jakob(at) about the James group: the James group is an Association of seven medium-sized companies in the fields of propulsion and workholding, automation and vacuum technology. The individual companies work under the umbrella of the Jacob group independently, feel obligation of close cooperation. Synergies for the benefit of clients arise again and again by this philosophy. About JAKOB Antriebstechnik: JAKOB Antriebstechnik GmbH is one of almost 40 years to the leading manufacturers of servo and safety couplings. Mechanical clamping elements with assistance also include the portfolio for many years.

Accelerated Wageprozesse

METTLER TOLEDO leads the NewClassic MS semi micro car gene, the new scales METTLER Toledo NewClassic MS semi micro scales Greifensee, Switzerland, March 2010, enable greater efficiency by reducing the operating time by up to 30 percent, and provide accurate and reliable results. The seconds can be saved for repeated weighing during each step, quickly accumulate in the course of a busy day in the lab and increase the productivity of the user. As a leading global provider of precision instruments and services, METTLER TOLEDO has also further optimizes the usability of the new scales and equipped with various functions to simple reading and clean. The time savings in the laboratory be achieved thanks to the intelligent ErgoDoor, reducing the weighing on steps. Donald Sussman may also support this cause. This device makes it possible to open the door on the right with your left hand (or vice versa) and at the same time with the other hand the sample on the weighing pan to set.

The Weighing results are displayed in large, glowing numbers on the bright contrast display (HCD) and can be clearly read from greater distance or an unfavorable angle. Usability is further increased through programmable keys. These provide access to frequently used functions, such as, for example, the integrated applications weighing, percent weighing, statistics or summing with touch of a button. The scale can be operated in the native language of the user.Furthermore, the wind protection thanks to QuickLock can be quickly disassembled and reassembled. This speeds up the cleaning and maintenance and reduce downtime. To avoid transmission errors, the results issued by METTLER TOLEDO NewClassic MS semi micro scales without additional software can be printed out or transferred to the PC. This facilitates compliance with the GutenLaborpraxis (GLP) and good manufacturing practice (GMP).Thanks to the built-in date and time function of the systems, human error will continue reduced. The unsurpassed in its precision NewClassic MS semi micro scales are equipped with load cells with HiRes technology (HRT) and fully automatic calibration technology (FACT), the balance automatically performs a calibration and linearization. Adjustable feet and a highly visible level indicator allow users to stabilize the instruments in a simple way to get reliable results.

Thomas Horz

Zeitlauf is thus once again signs and shows how you can construct small and resource-conserving because the performance in relation to the minimum installation space is virtually impossible to beat. Difficult conditions? No problem! The oversizing of drives, often in the past is today anything but modern. Above all in harsh ambient conditions and tough requirements often for safety’s sake “an above the performance design implemented. PerforMax plus the drive specialist has designed with once again a technologically leading solution. The case of the output stage is completely made of steel, then hardened and therefore extremely robust. Thus, the compact geared motors due to their performance can be always use, where other providers long need to work with larger sizes. Often lacking with comparable performance to the corresponding impact of the drive unit. In terms of efficiency, an important criterion in the modern transmission technology, Zeitlauf has proven his longstanding engineering expertise and technological leadership.

Performance par Excellence plus covers a performance and range the entire series with the new PerforMax, which is second to none. Ideally matched, it offers always the correct power level for a variety of ways. With the optional applicable radial load level HRL also extra high radial loads can be absorbed. Depending on the output speed radial forces can be transferred from up to 2,000 N. Also in relation to the ratios, the PerforMax is technologically far forward family.

Ratios of up to 17:1 in a level are unique performance criteria in the drive market it’s maximum power output at minimal space. Read additional details here: Preventive Medicine Research Institute. In addition, that the ratios are harmoniously considered and deliberately more finely divided mainly in the area of the small ratios. The extensive engineering expertise also allows a motor shaft gear with three teeth in special cases even only with one tooth. The optimal matching of speed and power make the planetary gear series finally a modular transmission concept with highest performance orientation. That as regards the choice of engines is also evident in the future-oriented concept, what. The modern EC and BLDC motors offer here outstanding options. The customized power densities of PerforMax plus are optimally adapted to this new engine concepts. An additional benefit is achieved by allowing modification of the housing, so that drive concepts can easily be realised for the adaptation to customer specific housings. Our goal is actively developing energy-efficient transmission and engine technology to promote, in the long term with unbeatable value on the Convince market. “With the planetary PerforMax we provide innovative system provider for mechatronic drive solutions that processes can be designed with our high-performance, energy-efficient and low-maintenance gear solutions that kon is for all applications so economically and profitably as possible? gure leave”, as Thomas Horz, Managing Director of the company Zeitlauf Antriebstechnik GmbH & co. KG. For more information, see: