Demand For Drilling Subs On The Rise?
The last year has been slow for the oil and gas industry, but lately there have been signs that it is recovering. With this turnaround will come demand for all the materials that go along with exploration and drilling – building supplies, pipeline components, electronics, and much more. Some of the most important parts of any drilling setup are the subs.
Formula E Racing Cars
When it comes to cars, it’s all about constant improvement: going just a bit faster and a bit farther by using energy more efficiently than before. It’s an idea that has governed the automotive industry since the first combustion engines were invented.
But that was over a hundred years ago. Combustion engines – that is, engines fueled by gasoline, diesel, propane, etc – are now starting to gain a reputation as heavy on pollution, a drain on finite resources, and incompatible with a true long-term plan for global transportation.
But what is the alternative?
Improving LRT Capabilities
Here at 3-Ci, we have products and services that go far beyond the city limits – to the oil sands and distant mines, and everywhere in between. But even while we extend farther than ever, we consider it important to help out in our own community, and that’s why we’ve begun to focus on improving transit capabilities.
It’s no surprise that outdoor vehicles in Canada have to take a lot of environmental punishment, and even more so in Calgary. Between the chinook winds, the temperature shifts, the baking summers, and the frosty winters, the vehicles that crisscross our city are exposed to some of the most intense conditions in the country. This includes the LRT trains that serve hundreds of thousands of people who live and work here.
Making A Better Tractor Cable
Trucking can be a tough business – whether you’re dealing with thousands of miles of highways, extreme temperatures, dirt and dust, or just the wear and tear of years of service, it’s important to make sure all the parts of your tractor and trailer are working properly. And if those parts aren’t built to suit the job, they’re not going to last very long at all.
At 3-Ci, we realized this very quickly, and wondered what we could do to help. After all, some of the most important – and sensitive – parts of the entire system are the electronic cables that connect the tractor to the trailer. Besides powering the lights, they also control the brakes and signals…so it’s imperative that they work just as well at the end of the trip as they did at the beginning!
Intelli-block: The Space-Saving, Remote Input/Output Solution!
Have you ever tried out some of the connectors, casings, Cables, and components available on the market today and thought to yourself: “There has to be a better way to do this!”
Well, we have, and we did. And now, there is a better way to meet your Input-Output needs: the 3-Ci Intelli-Block.
Unlike other remote I/O systems, the Intelli-Block is a solid state device that is completely enclosed in overmolded polyurethane. This means that it does not suffer from expansion, contraction, water or solvent damage, corrosion, or any of the other common degradations of quality that tend to happen on very small scales. In keeping with this toughness, it operates at temperatures between -40° C and 65° C, and weighs less than a kilogram. It is also immune to normal levels of shock and vibration force, so you don’t have to worry about jarring it loose.
We live in a world of connectivity. From the large-scale satellite communications to the microscopic circuitry inside our machines, all of this connectivity is dependent on the right signals getting to the right
places on time. And as parts become ever more complex – and our expectations of what they can do increase – it is of vital importance that the materials used are of the highest quality.
And that’s where 3-Ci comes in.
Molded, Non-Molded, And Strain Relief Assemblies
Cables are something so ubiquitous that we hardly even stop to think about how they’re made – or how they’re designed to last. It may seem as simple as tossing a bunch of wires together and attaching them to a Connector, but there’s much more to it than that! There are all kinds of techniques we use at 3-CI to prevent breakage, to ensure safety, and to enhance reliability of the transferred signals within.