The Nordex Group has over 35 years of experience in the onshore wind turbine business, and it sets a benchmark for renewable energies. Since its foundation, the global technology company has installed wind turbines having more than 41 gigawatts of rated power. In 2019, Nordex decided to interact with another global player, EMKA. The turbines feature a unique compression latch from the world market leader based in Velbert, Germany.
The Zixtel evolution began in the midst of the global pandemic in 2020, when the company changed their focus to recycling and purchased the Bunting Metal Separation Module. Zixtel Ltd have since developed a reputation for metals recovery from a wide range of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) and waste discarded by other recycling companies.
Recycling specialist Parry & Evans has installed Bunting magnetic separators to recover metal from pre-sorted domestic waste. At their Deeside plant in the United Kingdom, the company uses a Permanent Overband Magnet to recover ferrous metals such as steel food cans, and an Eddy Current Separator to reclaim valuable aluminium including drinks cans.
Mitsubishi Electric's Nagoya Works Shinshiro Factory, located in Shinshiro, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, has manufactured three-phase motors since its establishment in 1974. At this factory, they significantly overhauled the manufacture of a key product range, the SF-PR series. By utilizing e-F@ctory based Digital Manufacturing processes and concepts it is now possible for customers in Japan to choose from 40,000 models available in a five-day delivery window, or for those prepared to wait 15 days, the choice expands to 2.3 billion different product variations covering the majority of customer’s needs and applications. Made entirely in Japan, from material procurement to parts processing and assembly, the number of product variations and the short delivery window demonstrates the factory’s capabilities for flexible, high-quality production with shortened lead times and improved productivity.
Heripret, partner of Verlinde and member of the after-sales and Europont networks, designed, produced and installed a 40-tonne overhead crane with a 25-tonne auxiliary for handling 35-tonne moulds at a metallurgy works. The lifting and handling parts of such weight requires lifting equipment with absolute reliability and a very high degree of positioning precision.
Located in the beautiful coastal city of Qingdao, Golden Packaging (Golden Pak) has many years of rich service experience in the ice cream industry, as well as providing all kinds of packaging equipment for many leading enterprises in the cold beverage industry such as Meiji, Wall's, Nestle, Yili, Mengniu, Bright Dairy, Hongbaolai, and Baxi. Golden Pak’s equipment is also exported to more than 60 countries and regions including the United States, Germany, Japan and Russia. With the support of Mitsubishi Electric and Qingdao Keling, they not only develop and upgrade special equipment for horizontal feeding, organizing, packaging, sorting and palletizing for many industries such as food and medicine industries, but also create a comprehensive solution for the packaging process by using the e-F@ctory framework.
Aida Engineering Malaysia SDN. BHD., a Malaysian subsidiary of Japan-based Aida Engineering Co., Ltd., develops, manufactures and sells press machines ranging from 80 to 300 tons. They selected Mitsubishi Electric's energy-saving data collection server “EcoWebServer III” to visualize and manage their electricity consumption, succeeding in cutting down their electricity cost by 15%.
The United Nations developed their 2030 Sustainable Development Goals to enhance everyone’s quality of life; they range from Poverty to Climate action. These things concern us all and make good sense. They make even more sense when they can also help us improve our manufacturing productivity, but how does that manifest itself in reality?.