The overall reliability of Lockheed Martin Corp’s (LMT) F-35 fighter jets is being pulled down by initial versions of the aircraft which do not perform as well as more recently delivered jets, the Pentagon’s head of the F-35 program said on Tuesday.
Readiness and reliability are the Navy’s twin goals for additive manufacturing, also known as 3-D printing. At a Patuxent Partnership briefing this month almost 100 TPP members, including local contractors, heard how Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), as part of a Navy-wide effort, is meeting the challenge.
Cars and guns may be the heart of nearly every action-adventure movie, but Hollywood filmmakers aren’t the only ones with a passion for these two things. The Saleen Automotive Co. and HT Holsters Ltd., respectively, also have a keen interest in them.
The best new cars of 2017 are outstanding all-around performers—shown to be reliable, safe, and satisfying. That means they have scored high in our stringent track tests and extensive owner surveys. They have won our admiration, and we recommend them with confidence.
The Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) examines issues reported by original owners of 3-year-old vehicles. This study measures car reliability by analyzing problems experienced over the past 12 months of ownership in such areas as: features and controls; engine and transmission;entertainment and navigation; heating and cooling; the overall driving experience, and more.
When it comes to buying a used car, reliability is paramount. Fortunately for car buyers, J.D. Power released its 28th annual Vehicle Dependability Study this week. The study examines the reliability of 2014 model-year cars over the past 12 months – giving car buyers a glimpse at the type of problems these three-year-old cars are likely to experience.
ABB will provide an innovative microgrid, combining battery and flywheel based storage technologies, designed to test scalability and improve power stability for around 300,000 people in Anchorage, Alaska, USA.
There’s an interesting blog series on Trenitalia, a state-owned Italian train company, via ARC’s Industrie 4.0 website that depicts a transition from condition monitoring to a more predictive approach. The company reveals its real-time dashboards, but also discusses their transition to a component-based maintenance approach, which has many parallels to the factory or field space.
In an industrial environment, maintenance is generally considered one of the most important activities utilized for improving reliability. Because of this, it’s also the first activity to be blamed for a lacking or poor performance. If production goals are not met, or if there are quality, safety or environmental issues, maintenance is often seen as the guilty party.
In the processing industries, companies rely on their physical assets to guarantee that they are always producing at the same capacity, or preferably higher, than they began. To achieve these high levels of production, assets must be readily available.
Advances in digital signal processing have led to more flexible power converters that can be programmed to meet the precise requirements of marine electronics. Power converters such as inverters, battery chargers and power supplies are often installed to convert available direct or alternating current to the appropriate power outputs required.
The purpose of the current research was to assess the utility of the Human Factors Analysis and Classification System (HFACS), a tool that has historically been used reactively to look at accidents and incidents, for classifying observational data from various healthcare venues.
As hackers attempt to invade network systems via the Internet – to either damage them or steal proprietary information – cybersecurity has become among the highest priorities for governments, corporations and many other types of organizations.
Sensors are a crucial component of any intelligent control system. Wireless sensor networks are one of the most rapidly developing information technologies and promise to have a variety of applications in Next Generation Networks, Internet of Things and for mission critical and safety relevant applications.
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