The PowerTwist roller drive from Fenner Drives serves as an alternative to conventional endless conveyor V-belts. A link-style belt, it’s designed with a flat top surface that allows improved roller contact. Because it has the same ride height as endless V-belt, the PowerTwist requires no conveyor modifications. Aside from the improved coupling with the roller, the main advantage for this link-style belt is it can be made to any length — as opposed to V-belts which require engineers to design conveyors around standard lengths.
A bold, gold, open-air coupe may not be the ticket to automotive nirvana for every consumer, but Lexus’ LF-C2 concept car certainly turned heads at the recent Los Angeles Auto Show. What’s more, it may provide a glimpse of the luxury automaker’s future.
The complexity of diesel engines means optimizing their performance requires a large amount of experimentation. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is a very useful and intuitive tool in this, and cold flow analysis using CFD is an ideal approach to study the flow characteristics without going into the details of chemical reactions occurring during the combustion.
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