NORD Drivesystems

Resilient, seawater-resistant drive systems for seafood factory conveyors

Mussels, clams, oysters and other shellfish must be served fresh and remain alive until the very moment they are cooked. Hence, factories specializing in these delicacies tend to keep fresh catches submerged in salt water before they are processed. In such facilities, all machinery used for cleaning, sorting, and packaging shellfish products is inevitably exposed to the seawater-infused environment. An aggressive atmosphere like that takes a heavy toll e.g. on regular conveyor drives. However, NORD DRIVESYSTEMS has recently introduced an innovative surface treatment to toughen drives for just such areas of operation.


Progress through growth. KOLLMORGEN enhances its presence

Istanbul / Ratingen, May 2015 - All things seem possible in May: Kollmorgen announces its new location in Istanbul. Kollmorgen’s strong growth in the Turkish market has necessitated a new facility which offers 1,000 square meters of usable floor space to enable further development. Managing Director, Evren Kayakiran, is pleased to announce, “We have created an attractive space for new employees and fresh automation ideas.“


Rigid, harsh washdown resistant tags & safety signs

Brady’s Rigid ToughWash Signs & Tags remain legible and intact even after repeated harsh wash downs. Made from a patent-pending plastic encapsulated process, they continuously communicate lean or safety messages to keep a facility visually safe, productive and compliant, even in extreme conditions.

Delphin Technology AG

Expert Logger – the latest generation of stand alone data loggers

With its Expert Logger, Delphin Technology AG introduces a new generation of data loggers that combine the latest communication technology with advanced measurement technology. The device is being launched in three versions, capable of processing 16, 32 or 46 analog input channels. Up to 8 digital inputs/outputs and one SDI12 interface are also available depending on the version. The main areas of application include product testing, environmental measurement technology, laboratory data acquisition, research and development, and trials and testing.

Keyence America

Tata Steel uses Keyence sensors for high-accuracy dimensional inspections of its rails

Tata Steel Europe (whose former name was Corus) is the second largest steel producer in Europe. The parent company, Tata Steel is one of the top ten steel producers in the world. The total capacity of crude steel Group, which employs about 80,000 people on four continents, is over 28 million tons. Tata Steel Rail Division France has 508 people for a production of 456,000 tons of rails and sleepers in 2009. This division has over 150 years of experience in the rail. The products are designed for high-speed lines, conventional networks, heavily loaded routes, metro and urban tramways.

Keyence America

In-line vial measurement at Capitol Europe

To provide high-speed, high-accuracy inspection facilities for production of a new range of vials, Capitol Europe has opted for KEYENCE optical micrometers in the TM-3000 series.

Keyence America

High-speed flatness inspection to within one micron

Duhamel DTI has designed a bench for testing the magnetic circuits of electrical contactors that uses the LJ-G Series 2D laser displacement sensor by Keyence. The resulting performance is extraordinary - a rate of 4,000 to 5,000 parts per hour with micron level accuracy.


Build Differentiated Machines, Faster, with Help from the Kollmorgen Developer Network KDN is an online knowledgebase that helps OEMs spend less time troubleshooting and more time developing superior performing machines

Kollmorgen introduces the Kollmorgen Developer Network (KDN). Located at , KDN is an interactive knowledge base where Kollmorgen customers can learn from one another, receive expert advice from Kollmorgen application engineers and customer support staff, and delve into rich technical information with just a few clicks.


Boosting the customer value proposition

Michael Preinerstorfer, the recently appointed Managing Director of the European Industrial Business Unit (EIBU) at NSK, explains how he is aiming to extend further the company’s position of strength through superior added value for customers. In fact, NSK’s AIP added value programme, is already driving huge benefits and savings at customers worldwide, largely through a commitment to 100% in-house product development, extensive service provision and a pledge of total quality. Mr Preinerstorfer also emphasises on the relevance of next year’s centenary celebrations, and reveals that the company’s turnover target for 2016 is 7 billion euros.

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