Maserati Selects Shell Lubricants as Sole Motor Oil Technology Provider
Shell Helix Ultra with Shell PurePlus Technology has been officially named as the exclusive motor oil for Italian luxury sports car manufacturer, Maserati, reconfirming Shell Lubricants as the car manufacturer’s preferred motor oil supplier.
Used as factory fill as well as service fill, Shell Helix Ultra with PurePlus Technology motor oil will be available at Maserati’s global network of more than 220 dealers across Europe and Asia. In North America, where there are almost 100 dealers, the deal includes use of Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology.
Since the end of January 2014, all new Maserati Ghibli saloon 3.0 V6 diesel models are filled with Shell Helix Ultra Professional AM-L 5W30. The product will be the only Maserati-endorsed motor oil in the marketplace, specified in the owner’s manual, and recommended by all Maserati dealers.
Shell Helix Ultra with PurePlus Technology is designed to meet the needs of the world’s latest engines, such as those developed by Maserati for its high-performance cars, the technology formulated to optimise cleansing and protection against engine build-up deposits.
“Drivers who choose Maserati demand excellence from their vehicle” said Andrew Hepher, GM Global Marketing, Shell Lubricants. “Maserati creates sophisticated engine technology and relies on a high quality engine oil to keep it working smoothly. Shell Helix Ultra with PurePlus Technology is designed to clean and protect the engine, to help keep it closer to factory clean for longer. This product is used from the first fill, as every new Maserati rolls off the production line; and recommended by Maserati for all services. For drivers, this means they can enjoy the very best performance from their vehicle.”
The collaboration between Shell Lubricants and Maserati was first established in 2007 and offers benefits to owners of Maserati vehicles, as well as Maserati’s distributors and dealers.
Cara Tredget, Auto OEM Technology Manager at Shell, commented: “We have been working with Maserati for many years now and know the company shares our focus on delivering the very best products to discerning drivers worldwide.
"With Shell PurePlus Technology, we have been able to design our most advanced motor oil ever, which delivers even higher levels of cleansing and protection to help keep engines in peak operating condition.
"Leading vehicle manufacturers such as Maserati know that their customers place huge emphasis on performance, and this is why the correct choice of motor oil is so important.”
Siemens: Providing the First Industrial 5G Router
Across a number of industry sectors, there’s a growing need for both local wireless connectivity and remote access to machines and plants. In both of these cases, communication is, more often than not, over a long distance. Public wireless data networks can be used to enable this connectivity, both nationally and internationally, which makes the new 5G network mainframe an absolutely vital element of remote access and remote servicing solutions as we move into the interconnected age.
Siemens Enables 5G IIoT
The eagerly awaited Scalance MUM856-1, Siemens’ very first industrial 5G router, is officially available to organisations. The device has the ability to connect all local industrial applications to the public 5G, 4G (LTE), and 3G (UMTS) mobile wireless networks ─ allowing companies to embrace the long-awaited Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
The router can be used to remotely monitor and service plants, machines, as well as control elements and other industrial devices via a public 5G network ─ flexibly and with high data rates. Something that has been in incredibly high demand after being teased by the leading network providers for years.
Scalance MUM856-1 at a Glance
- Scalance MUM856-1 connects local industrial applications to public 5G, 4G, and 3G mobile wireless networks
- The router supports future-oriented applications such as remote access via public 5G networks or the connection of mobile devices such as automated guided vehicles in industry
- A robust version in IP65 housing for use outside the control cabinet
- Prototypes of Siemens 5G infrastructure for private networks already in use at several sites
“To ensure the powerful connection of Ethernet-based subnetworks and automation devices, the Scalance MUM856-1 supports Release 15 of the 5G standard. The device offers high bandwidths of up to 1000 Mbps for the downlink and up to 500 Mbps for the uplink – providing high data rates for data-intensive applications such as the remote implementation of firmware updates. Thanks to IPv6 support, the devices can also be implemented in modern communication networks.
Various security functions are included to monitor data traffic and protect against unauthorised access: for example, an integrated firewall and authentication of communication devices and encryption of data transmission via VPN. If there is no available 5G network, the device switches automatically to 4G or 3G networks. The first release version of the router has an EU radio license; other versions with different licenses are in preparation. With the Sinema Remote Connect management platform for VPN connections, users can access remote plants or machines easily and securely – even if they are integrated in other networks. The software also offers easy management and autoconfiguration of the devices,” Siemens said.
Preparing for a 5G-oriented Future
Siemens has announced that the new router can also be integrated into private 5G networks. This means that the Scalance MUM856-1 is, essentially, future-proofed when it comes to 5G adaptability; it supports future-oriented applications, including ‘mobile robots in manufacturing, autonomous vehicles in logistics or augmented reality applications for service technicians.’
And, for use on sites where conditions are a little harsher, Siemens has given the router robust IP65 housing ─ it’s “dust tight”, waterproof, and immersion-proofed.
The first release version of the router has an EU radio license; other versions with different licenses are in preparation. “With the Sinema Remote Connect management platform for VPN connections, users can access remote plants or machines easily and securely – even if they are integrated in other networks. The software also offers easy management and auto-configuration of the devices,” Siemens added.