Wiring a control cabinet requires a lot of time and expertise, however Eplan is making the process much easier: the Smart Wiring Application will be presented at the Hannover Messe. The software visualises the wiring and provides the necessary production data 100 per cent digitally. The ad-vantage: knowledge of the control technology is plugged into the system in the future. Users benefit from substantial timesavings for last-minute changes because the software also handles the often complex task of project comparison.
Regensburg – The INSYS Connectivity Service, INSYS icom's VPN service, provides a private ready-made virtual private network that requires no setup effort for use with automation solutions and M2M applications. Routers, PCs and other network devices are created in a few simple steps.
The Doppelmayr Graventa Group in Wolfurt, Austria, a specialist in the manufacture of surface and aerial ropeways, has benefited from the expertise of NSK in replacing the main spindle roller bearings on an extremely large surface wheel lathe.
Photowatt, a pioneer in the solar-energy industry since 1979, uses Keyence’s LK-G displacement sensor for high-precision detection of wafer thicknesses. In March 2012 the company was acquired by French utility EDF, via its EDF ENR subsidiary, now known as EDF ENR PWT.
Advantech, a worldwide leader in Industrial Intelligent Systems, announced on Nov. 16 that it entered into an agreement, subject to customary closing conditions, to acquire B+B SmartWorx Inc., a privately-held company based in Ottawa, IL, for US$99.85 million. B+B SmartWorx will be led by the current management team and will join Advantech’s Industrial IoT Business Group in developing new products and integrating global sales resources. With this acquisition, Advantech will expand its Industrial Connectivity product portfolio and increase its global market share by leveraging B+B SmartWorx’ branding and sales channels in the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East.
A selection of VERLINDE EUROBLOC electric wire rope hoists and EUROCHAIN power travel electric chain hoists have been installed in conjunction with a series of PELLOBY cranes as part of a reconstruction process at a busy warehouse that was severely damaged by a fire.
PARKER HANNIFIN with its global turnover of €11.5bn is a world leader in movement and control technologies. The company designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of hydraulic, pneumatic and electromechanical components. The Muzillac factory in Brittany employing 130, located 25 km from Vannes, is a plastics injection specialist for products of the FSCE division and for the automatic assembly of instant fittings The factory is ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO TS certified and the injection mould maintenance workshop very recently installed three EUROPONT overhead cranes on each one of which is fitted two VERLINDE hoists.