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EUROPA-LEVAGE, THE ONE AND ONLY MANUFACTURER OF BOXTYPE OVERHEAD CRANES IN WALLONIA

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6  Electromobility cuts growth in the machine tool industry 12  New Keyence VHX-7000 4K Microscope enhances view, capture and measure tasks

14  Europa-Levage, the one and only manufacturer of box-type overhead cranes in Wallonia

17  Emerson’s Aventics Honored to Receive Bosch Global Supplier Award For Its Pneumatic Solutions

18  Interroll will give UK premier to new DC Platform at IMHX 2019 20  New KEYENCE Measuring System Helps Pressure Tech Deliver High Quality Regulators 22  Public Analyst Scientific Services Using New KEYENCE Digital Microscope for Food Tests 24  Mandelli Sistemi manufactures Titanium for aeronautics 26  NSK to unveil ball screws, bearings and linear guides at EMO 2019 28  Al Masaood relies on the BM25 multi-gas detector 31  Introducing the Enhanced PS200 Multi-Gas Instrument 32  Advantech Launches the Latest Intel Core Processor 34  Delta to Exhibit Smart EV Charging Infrastructure Solutions at eMove360° Europe 36  Delta’s Li-ion Energy Storage System Integrated into Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engine & Turbocharger’s Triple Hybrid Stand-Alone Power Supply System

38  Delta Awarded “2019 Powertrain Supplier of the Year” by FCA for its Superior EV/PHEV Automotive Product Capabilities

40  Delta Electronics Appoints Dalip Sharma as President and Regional Head for Delta Electronics Europe, Middle East & Africa Region

42  The Fischer FreedomTM technology platform continues to gain international peer recognition: winning four awards in one year

46  Emerson LED Linear Luminaires Meet Challenge of Operating in Harsh Industrial Environments

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INDUSTRY AND SMART MANUFACTURING ARE MAKING THE SHOW(S) THIS AUTUMN Save the dates! 16-21 September – EMO in Hanover; 7-10 October – MOTEK in Stuttgart; and 26-28 November – SPS in Nuremberg. The arrival of these three mega events in autumn 2019 ensures Germany will once again become the center of the industrial world. These world-class events are set to gather engineers and decision-makers from almost all industrial sectors. Looking for (and harvesting) new solutions that can improve their sustainability as much as their ROIs – solutions for better serving their customers and better driving their facilities and factories – visitors will arrive from all over the world. EMO – 16-21 September 2019, Hanover “Smart technologies driving tomorrow’s production!” Boosted by the energy of the VDW (Verein Deutscher Werkzeugmaschinenfabriken – German Machine Tool Builders’ Association), EMO will once again provide a platform for sharing innovative solutions, industrial applications and future technologies in the field of metalworking. Everything from cutto-length machines to cylinder saws, and much more besides, will be in the spotlight. The exhibition is aimed at visitors from all around the world, from the entire metalworking and processing sector, including automotive and parts supply, mechanical engineering, plant engineering, electronics, aerospace, and not forgetting various associated fields such as testing, new materials development, mechanical components, tooling, medical technologies, and many others. Machine builders and users looking for new ideas and materials, as well as production engineers seeking out new manufacturing and integration solutions, will find plenty of answers. Motek – 07-10 October 2019, Stuttgart The international trade fair for automation in production and assembly Digitalised components, modules, subsystems, complete machines, assemblies and networked technologies – all these are central to the 38th edition of Motek. In parallel, joining and fastening components, and modules in preassembly and final assembly, will be showcased at the 13th Bondexpo, the international trade fair for bonding technologies.

At the show ground, Schall trade fair together with approximately 30 participants and the Mechatronics Network of Baden-Württemberg, will organize the “Arena of Integration” (AoI). Visitors will benefit from expert answers to questions regarding intelligent production and process sequences, along with digital applications. The 2019 edition will be a prelude to a recurring event focused on industrially feasible and viable solutions: Automation Intelligence to Go! SPS – 26-28 November 2019, Nuremberg The event for “Smart Production Solutions” Keeping it simple and short, everyone refers to the event as “SPS”, right? To mark the 30th anniversary of the show, the SPS Exhibitor Advisory Board together with Mesago Messe Frankfurt, the organizer, are officially changing the name from “SPS IPC Drives” to “SPS”. From now on, the abbreviation stands for “Smart Production Solutions”. The event is long-established as a central source for the migration of manufacturing and process industries towards Industry 4.0. In recent years, automation has been facilitating technologies such as the cloud, big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning and digital twinning. In tandem, other such functions from the world of IT are also enriching automation technology in noticeable ways. After all, increasing numbers of automation engineers “adapt and adopt” IT technologies in line with their industrial constraints. At the inception of SPS IPC Drives 30 years ago, using hardwarecentric acronyms and names made sense. “SPS”, for example, is the abbreviation of “speicherprogrammierbare Steuerung”, the German words for “programmable logic controllers”. Likewise, “IPC” is short for “Industrial PC”, and “Drives” are obviously the actuating components of automation. OK, that was 30 years ago. Since then, software-based function blocks distributed across a wide variety of components, together with networking and communication improvements, have led the changes. As a result, now is precisely the right time to start preparing for the future. Enjoy the ride(s)!


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ELECTROMOBILITY CUTS GROWTH IN THE MACHINE TOOL INDUSTRY When the world’s machine tool industry meets at EMO 2019, the focus will be on innovations and new developments. However, one additional topic of discussion will also be the trend to electromobility. This is because the car industry is a core market, and vehicles with an all-electric drive have far fewer components in their drive train, which means that the machining industry will have a correspondingly smaller share. As a study by Porsche Consulting management consultancy shows, in individual branches of industry, considerable losses are to be expected, which will also weaken the growth of the overall mechanical engineering sector from 2030 onwards. Author: Andreas Baier, Partner, Porsche Consulting GmbH

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fter quite a long run-up phase, the trend to electric drives is now unstoppable. Daimler expects that by 2025 every fourth Mercedes leaving its factories will have an electric drive. In the medium term, Porsche is also intending to equip around 25% of its cars with electric motors. The Volkswagen Group is planning 80 new electric models by 2025 and will offer all its 300-odd models with electric drives by 2030. The consequence of these developments: the market share of cars with combustion engines will decrease. According to one forecast, this process will begin by 2030 at the latest. In 2035, for the first time, more cars will be sold with an allelectric motor than with a combustion engine, and by 2050, vehicles with an all-electric drive will have a 67% market share.

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Fewer jobs in the machining Industry This will have consequences for suppliers in the automotive industry, as the example of Germany shows. Fraunhofer IAO and IG Metall forecast that by 2030, 75,000 to 109,000 jobs will be lost by German suppliers in engine and transmission production alone.

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In the drive train of electric vehicles, the amount of machining is less than in vehicles with internal combustion engines. (iStock/Fertnig)

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Machine tool manufacturers face the challenge of developing strategies for the transformation to electromobility. These strategies will be discussed at EMO (German trade fair).

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The reasons for this are evident: an electric drive is much slimmer than a combustion engine drive. Complex and machining-intensive parts such as the engine block, cylinder head, injection system, ignition, clutch, and exhaust system are no longer needed. The transmission is much smaller or, depending on the design of the drive, it can be eliminated. Various auxiliary units are also no longer required. Machine Tool Industry: Heavily Dependent on the Automotive Industry If these parts are manufactured in smaller quantities, how will this affect machine tool manufacturers in Germany? Porsche consulting management consultancy has investigated this question and summarised the results in a new study “Auswirkungen der Elektrifizierung des Automobils auf den deutschen Maschinenbau” (Effect of car electrification on the German mechanical engineering industry) [Note 1].

However, these kinds of scenarios need to consider that hybrid motors will initially experience growth in market share as a transitional technology. For hybrid drives, the machining proportion is 10% more than that of a combustion engine because they include both motors and a power splitter gearbox. For this reason, the expected vehicle mix between hybrid and all-electric cars is a key factor in predicting how the machine tool industry will develop.

A total of 13.5% of all machines and systems currently produced in Germany are supplied to automotive customers (manufacturers and suppliers). This share is significantly higher in some segments of the mechanical engineering industry. This particularly true for the machine tool industry. It is 48.4% dependent on the automotive industry and will therefore be strongly impacted by the trend to electromobility.

Market Model up to 2030: annual growth of only 1.41% Porsche consulting has developed forecast models for 2030 and 2050 respectively. In 2030, cars with all-electric motors will attain a maximum market share of 16% (for new vehicles sold), the hybrid share will rise to 29%. For machinists and machine tool manufacturers, this means: With the vehicle mix assumed for 2030, the machinists’ share will be 91% of today’s volume.

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Greater Complexity Due to Hybrid Drives These consequences can be expressed in numbers: the share of machining for an electric motor is only 28% compared to a combustion engine. So, if 50% of the vehicles produced (with the same number of units) have an all-electric motor, the car manufacturers’ machining capacity will shrink by 6%, with a corresponding knock-on effect for machine tools manufacturing.


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In all-electric vehicles, key drive components requiring a high proportion of machining have been eliminated.

Up to 2050: Strong Decline in Machining Share Expected In any case, the study predicts a significant decline in the market volume in mechanical engineering from 2030 onwards. By then, the machining share in the automotive industry will have fallen to 55% compared to today’s level. With the previously mentioned almost 50% dependency of the machine tool industry, this represents a risk to the 22% added value. This means that in 2050, machine tool manufacturers will have to generate more than a fifth of their value-added elsewhere if they want to maintain their production volume. Wanted: a Strategy for Closing the Value-added Gap Each individual machine manufacturer thus has to develop a strategy for closing this value-added gap. Here the study identifies various options: One strategy is to exploit new production technologies in the automotive industry that are either linked to electromobility or are independent from it.

As an alternative, machine manufacturers can focus more on related technologies in non-automotive sectors, for example

Scenarios as a Method of Strategizing The consequences to be drawn by machine tool manufacturers from these figures and forecasts must be decided case by case for each company. From Porsche Consulting’s point of view, an efficient method is to develop and evaluate various scenarios based on an assessment of the current situation. The basis for developing this strategy is a broad database. It provides a complete picture of the changes in mechanical engineering caused by technological changes in the car industry and new types of mobility. The scenarios in turn form the basis for machine manufacturers to take the right strategic decisions now about the direction to take in future. Even if severe declines in sales are not to be expected until 2030, machine tool builders would certainly be well advised initiating the transformation now, either towards electromobility or in the development of new target markets. After all, the high-growth areas of electromobility technology are already clearly identified. This offers the opportunity of establishing a presence in these areas early

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One attraction of this strategy is that this market continues to experience growth despite the changes in drive technology. By 2030, global annual car sales will increase at a rate of 5.7% from today’s 86 million to over 116 million vehicles, and to almost 170 million vehicles by 2050. A repositioning in the same target sector therefore offers considerable growth opportunities.

in general industry or aviation technology. Here, too, there are applications with growth potential. One example: More than 100 companies (including Airbus, Audi, Boeing and various German start-ups) are currently working on the development of manned drones that will be used in future as air taxis [Note 2].

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Some mechanical engineering sectors are highly dependent on the car industry. In the machine tool sector, this dependency is almost 50%.

on with the right machining technology and then grow with the market. Notes Note 1

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The study “Auswirkungen der Elektrifizierung des Automobils auf den deutschen Maschinenbau” (Effect of car electrification on the German mechanical engineering industry) can be downloaded free of charge from the Porsche Consulting homepage: https://www.porsche-consulting.com/de/medien/studien/ Note 2 Porsche consulting has also prepared an up-to-date study on this topic – entitled “The Future of Vertical Mobility”. It is available for download at https://www.porsche-consulting. com/de/medien/studien/the-future-of-vertical-mobility/

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Machine manufacturers can choose different strategies to compensate for the decline in market demand caused by electromobility.

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NEW KEYENCE VHX-7000 4K MICROSCOPE ENHANCES VIEW, CAPTURE AND MEASURE TASKS

All microscope users looking to boost their view, capture, measure applications will benefit from a new innovation from Keyence.

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he VHX-7000 digital microscope, which is now available in the UK and Ireland, offers high magnification and accuracy, and is both versatile and easy to use. With a wide array of functions and features, the VHX-7000 is the best way to future-proof microscopy requirements for years to come.

Using the Keyence VHX-7000, both 2D and 3D measurements can be performed with ease. Just one microscope is required to take roughness, contamination, grain size and a host of other measurements. Observation is provided with an optimal balance of brightness and clarity. Moreover, images can be easily saved on the 1 TB hard drive (enough capacity for millions of images) and shared over LAN or USB. Similarly, reports can be automatically created and shared. Features such as “Optical Shadow Effect Mode” makes subtle contours stand out (in colour) and enhance uneven surfaces and stains at the push of a button. By combining a 4K CMOS image sensor with a new multi-directional lighting variation technique, the VHX-7000 can deliver images that rival an SEM (scanning electron microscope).

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Even novice users can easily capture high-resolution images. The operator simply places the target on the stage, and everything else – including alignment and focus adjustment – is fully automatic. A handheld controller puts functions such as magnification switching at the fingertips of the user. Among major features is high-speed image stitching, which occurs automatically upon command. In addition, 21 | Industry EMEA | September 2019

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by capturing multiple images while the stage is moving, 3D data capture and stitching can take place simultaneously, which makes it possible to view and analyse the overall contours of the target. In terms of 3D measurement, even when the target has an uneven surface, a fully-focused image is obtained instantly, composed from multiple images with varying focus positions. The new fully integrated head offers the highest picture quality in the VHX series. What’s more, observation using the VHX-7100 fully integrated head can be carried out automatically at magnifications from 20x to 6000x without manually changing the lens.

with object counting can be deployed for grain structure analysis in pharmaceuticals, metallurgy or other demanding sectors. Ultimately, the new VHX-7000 all-in-one digital microscope will streamline and simplify quality inspection across all industries, while simultaneously providing outstanding image results. Keyence is currently offering a no-obligation, on-site demonstration of the system. A detailed brochure on the full range of functions, features and options available is available at: www.keyence.co.uk/vhx7000launch

A combination of optics, digital camera, electronics, software, and a wide choice of motorised XYZ and rotary stages, means users can perform complete inspection and analysis using a single system. As a result, applications traditionally performed on stereoscopic, metallurgical, measuring and even SEM microscopes can easily be transferred to the VHX-7000. MORE INFORMATION

For automotive and other metal-based industries, onmachine automated contamination and cleanliness analysis compliant with ISOÂ 16232 standards is made possible for large area measurement. Higher magnification and high-resolution imaging combine with one-click auto measurement for quality inspection in semiconductor and electronics industries, while automatic area measurement 21 | Industry EMEA | September 2019

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EUROPA-LEVAGE, THE ONE AND ONLY MANUFACTURER OF BOX-TYPE OVERHEAD CRANES IN WALLONIA

Europa-Levage is a family business whose specialty is the study, manufacture, installation and routine maintenance of box-type overhead cranes, gantry cranes and other lifting machines. Located at Verlaine, near Liege in Belgium, Europa-Levage was founded in 1966 par Jacques Rousseau.

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ome thirty years later, in 1999, the leadership of the company was taken over by his son Bernard Rousseau. Before he succeeded his father, Bernard Rousseau assisted him at Europa-Levage; he methodically trained himself in his future profession with the objective of continuing the development of the company and its good management based on the human qualities of its employees. Previously, the enterprise worked prioritarily with companies located in the Liège basin but it now exports to some thirty countries including Algeria, Brazil, China, Russia, Canada or even the United States. It can now boast a high level of excellence and has become frontrunner in the Wallonian market. Europa-Levage currently has a workforce of 11. Apart from their professional qualifications, they were appointed thanks to their interpersonal skills.

Interview with M. Bernard Rousseau, Managing Director Verlinde: tell us something about your business. We deal both with conventional projects and more specific projects. To date, we have turned out more than 1400 overhead cranes. That alone shows our dynamism. Lifting capacities can reach 250 tonnes and spans 34 metres. Europa-levage also supplies hoists that are driven manually or electrically (chain, wire rope, strap), explosion-proof hoists and other lifting machines such as gantry cranes, winches, etc. We also take care of maintenance and the transformation and repair of existing installations. Construction time for overhead cranes depends on different criteria such as size and can vary from two days to three months for the largest.

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Verlinde: how is it that Europa-Levage has become a Verlinde distributor? Very soon after its creation, Europa Levage forged a reputation for its know-how and excellence and set up commercial partnerships with major international companies. Thus it was that as early as 1978, the company was appointed by the Finnish company Kone as general agent for its electric hoists and other overhead crane components for Belgium 21 | Industry EMEA | September 2019

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and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. 1991 marked the year that Verlinde, frontrunner in France in the area of lifting equipment, granted our company the distribution rights for its components designed for overhead cranes. In 1997, Verlinde developed a manufacturing process for standardised overhead cranes based on comprehensive kits and set up the Europont Belgium network. Europa-Levage rapidly found itself a central position within this network whose range of overhead cranes meets the latest European standards. Verlinde: Can you give us an example of the delivery of a specific project? We commissioned the largest overhead crane ever built by our company in a Liège foundry in 2017: capacity - 60/10T, span - 26 m.

Verlinde: which markets give you the most orders? Our equipment that must be seen to be of the highest quality caters for a very variable clientele, from SMEs to mediumsized and heavy industry. This market is complemented by exports via large engineering firms that have opened up opportunities in Morocco, Algeria, Mauritania, Madagascar, Iran, Italy, Philippines, China, India, US, United Arab Emirates and Yemen. Verlinde: Europa-Levage asserts its Belgian identity. What does that mean exactly? Our machines bear the “Made in Belgium” designation. The company procures a maximum number of products locally: paint and electrical items are purchased in the province of Liège, metal products from ArcelorMittal Belgium. Our workshop output is almost 100% Walloon.

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The specifications sheet was drawn up with the customer. We then placed the order for the raw materials: steel, paint and electromechanical equipment. Then came the manufacturing and assembly stage of the vertical and horizontal steel components that had been previously butt-welded. Once the box girder was completely finished, we applied the coatings of paint. This job is done either in the workshop or is outsourced if special paint is involved. Electrification was then installed in the crane and the latter underwent a series of tests in the workshop to check its electrical and mechanical operability. Unloaded tests were also carried out.

Transportation then ensued by means of an exceptional convoy, one girder per articulated trailer, directly to the customer’s where we had checked the technical assembly conditions beforehand. We dealt with the assembly operations ourselves on site. An independent body checked the crane once more with test loads before commissioning.

Verlinde: what are Europa Levage’s human resources? Europa-Levage has existed for fifty years and has always wished to assert its family business mentality. When it was founded, we knew that the involvement and development of responsibility of the whole workforce was necessary for the 21 | Industry EMEA | September 2019

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best possible future for the company. Today our workforce numbers 11 and we have no intention of expanding further because we wish to remain competitive and aware of our customers’ requirements. It is also a way of making sure we do not lose the flexibility and versatility of our co-workers. Verlinde: what is your development outlook? With the aim of making the company even more efficient, large investments have been made and standardization has been enhanced and computerized. Our After Sales, conveniently located for the large industrial sites, guarantees a significant stock of spares, a 24hr fault clearance service by a qualified team to ensure our customers’ entire satisfaction is met.

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We have created our own certification: ISO EUROPA and every delivery with the Europa-Levage stamp is checked once again by our teams. The good profitability of any company requires reliable and highly efficient handling machines which means a significant percentage of production costs. That explains why Europa-Levage has great hopes for its future. Our maxim: QUALITY and SERVICE. www.verlinde.com

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EMERSON’S AVENTICS HONORED TO RECEIVE BOSCH GLOBAL SUPPLIER AWARD FOR ITS PNEUMATIC SOLUTIONS

Supplier Partners Chosen for Outstanding Performance, Innovation and Collaboration.

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merson’s AVENTICS GmbH recently received the Bosch Global Supplier Award in the category “Purchasing of indirect materials” and thus ranks globally among the best suppliers of Bosch, a leading global supplier of technology and services. Only 47 companies were recognised from a base of 43,000 suppliers. Bosch has been presenting these awards every two years to honor supplier excellence since 1987. Suppliers are selected for outstanding performance in the manufacture and supply of products or services – notably for partnership in addressing concerns around quality, costs, innovation and logistics. This year’s award ceremony, whose theme was “Transforming Together. Staying Ahead,” was held in Blaichach, Germany.

“With the Bosch Global Supplier Award, we pay tribute to our best suppliers around the world. The award-winners have achieved outstanding levels of excellence, and work with us in an exceptional spirit of partnership. From technological expertise to logistical quality and entrepreneurial potential – our award-winners have it all,” said Andreas Reutter, head of supply chain management at Robert Bosch GmbH. “We are very proud of this award. It confirms that the technical expertise provided by AVENTICS pneumatics engineers and customer support provides a dependable foundation for credible partnership, facilitating innovation and customer success.,” adds Dr. Peter Saffe, Vice President Marketing Machine Automation at Emerson. www.emerson.com/aventics MORE INFORMATION 21 | Industry EMEA | September 2019

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INTERROLL WILL GIVE UK PREMIER TO NEW DC PLATFORM AT IMHX 2019

Conveyor technology expert Interroll Ltd is set to showcase a number of innovations at IMHX 2019, the UK’s largest logistics event, which takes place on 24-27 September at the Birmingham NEC. For example, a UK premier will be handed to the company’s DC Platform, which comprises a new RollerDrive EC5000 motorised roller, controls and power supplies, while the innovative Pallet Flow range will also be present on the stand.

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nterroll’s new DC Platform is a combination of 24V and 48V solutions that provides outstanding advances in automated conveyor technology and makes it possible to embrace the digital world, namely autonomous conveyors, predictive maintenance and more. The 48V specification is an optimum solution because it allows users to utilise less power supplies and more cost-effective wiring, thus reducing installation time and overall system costs.

With Interroll’s new RollerDrive EC5000, users will be able to choose between different power levels, depending on the application. For instance, 35W and 20W can be deployed for light-duty applications, or 50W for heavier loads. Notably, RollerDrive EC5000 is backwards-compatible with current controls and power supplies, which means it is easy for customers to retrofit their existing system. Thanks to an advanced CANopen Bus, the latest RollerDrive EC5000 offers several benefits: it is not only a standard drive but is capable of positioning items in an accurate fashion. What’s more, it is possible to turn a powered conveyor into a gravity conveyor, if needed. Further features include a signal that provides information on the lifetime status of RollerDrive, which no other motorised roller on the market can do. Users can also schedule all predictive maintenance work ahead of time. Also being promoted at IMHX for the first time in the UK will be the Interroll Modular Pallet Conveyor Platform (MPP),

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Interroll’s innovative range includes RollerDrive products, control systems and power supply elements. With the new DC platform, Interroll offers Industry 4.0 functionality for material flow.

the market’s most comprehensive integrated solutions for pallet handling. When combined with Interroll’s Pallet Flow, MPP gives system integrators the possibility to provide customers with a proven, high-quality solution for the entire flow of pallets through manufacturing plants and distribution centres. MPP, which is designed to be reliable, versatile, energyefficient, safe and scalable, is a combination of pallet conveyor modules (roller or chain conveyors) and specialty conveyors, such as transfers, lifts and turntables. Additionally, a stacker crane system for loading and unloading pallets, as well as a transfer car system, can be offered. MPP is a fully modular platform, which means configuration is very easy, and different conveyors and accessories can be added at a later stage.

damaging goods conveyed on gravity roller conveyor sections, while Carton Wheel Flow beds are designed for simple installation with dramatically reduced mounting time. Any logistics or supply chain professionals attending IMHX are welcome to call by the Interroll stand, where the company’s team of friendly specialists will be more than happy to discuss any current or future conveyor challenges. www.interroll.com

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Another innovation being promoted at IMHX will be Interroll’s Dynamic Storage portfolio that makes picking and shipping processes much more efficient. Such solutions save up to 50% on space and reduce travel distances by up to 80%. Included in the portfolio are Interroll’s Pallet Flow and Carton Flow solutions that optimise the available space and offer maximum flexibility and efficiency to store fastturnover stock. Both can be configured for first-in, first-out (FIFO) as well as last-in, first-out (LIFO) applications. Interroll’s Pallet Flow features the unique MSC 80 magnetic speed controller, which significantly reduces the risk of 21 | Industry EMEA | September 2019

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NEW KEYENCE MEASURING SYSTEM HELPS PRESSURE TECH DELIVER HIGH QUALITY REGULATORS

Japanese measuring specialist KEYENCE has been known as a leader in product innovation for many years. The company offers a wide range of measurement solutions, used in numerous businesses where quality and repeatability are non-negotiable goals. The industry-leading image dimension measurement systems KEYENCE design and manufacture allow its customers to perform accurate inspections at a level of speed and precision that is unparalleled.

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ne such customer is Pressure Tech. Established in the year 2000, Pressure Tech is a British manufacturer of high-quality stainless-steel pressure regulators for use on gas and liquid applications. Pressure Tech products provide accurate control to complex systems, and long-term reliability in service is a crucial requirement. The company’s extensive range of products is manufactured within the UK and is also covered by an ISO-9001 accreditation.

“We work closely with our customers and we listen to their specific needs to design products that deliver accurate system control” explains Keith O’Pray, Operations & System Manager at Pressure Tech. “Our business model also provides for a rapid response, enabling us to develop unique product designs within a matter of weeks for customers to evaluate.” Thanks to Pressure Tech’s in-house machining and assembly, the company enjoys tight control over its production to maintain flexibility with minimal lead times.

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From a technical point of view, a critical element of any Pressure Tech product is its ability to create a seal between two surfaces. Variance in the angle of a sealing part can be the difference between the part creating a seal or not. “We previously relied on a CNC programme and basic methodology to address this” continues the Operations & System Manager. “But, as we are always looking to enhance our internal processes, we were keen to source the latest measuring equipment to take this aspect of our production to the next level.” 21 | Industry EMEA | September 2019

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“With products being supplied throughout the world via our growing network of distributors, we were already recognised as a market leader for quality pressure regulators” says O’Pray. And this meant an enviable reputation worth preserving. Unsurprisingly, KEYENCE measurement systems became a focal point. Could a solution from the Japanese specialist meet the technical challenges Pressure Tech staff encountered on an everyday basis? For Pressure Tech, a company whose products long-term reliability is an absolute must, this was worth investigating. After careful consideration, an IM-7000 Series Image Dimension Measurement System from KEYENCE was acquired by Pressure Tech. The device was selected because of its range of specialist measurement tools, its built-in dimensional reporting feature and its speed of measurement – an essential feature on batch runs with low cycle times.

New programmes can take just minutes to create and a full dimensional report for a part can be generated at the click of a button. “This means we are seeing benefits not only in the improvement and consistency of the parts produced, but also in the speed of measurement; given the complexity of some parts, this is imperative when working to tight deadlines,” says O’Pray. For Pressure Tech, the accuracy of its critical components’ measurement was always going to be a key consideration. And the KEYENCE solution ensures it can reach an entirely new level of precision. Download our product catalogue today: http://www.keyence.co.uk/pressuretech http://www.keyence.co.uk

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The new image measurement system allows Pressure Tech personnel to closely monitor the angle of all the external sealing surfaces manufactured, measuring accurately to within 0.01 °. The results, according to Keith O’Pray, speak for themselves: since acquiring this system, “we have consequently been able to ensure repeatability of the machining process and the quality of the components produced”. 21 | Industry EMEA | September 2019

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PUBLIC ANALYST SCIENTIFIC SERVICES USING NEW KEYENCE DIGITAL MICROSCOPE FOR FOOD TESTS

KEYENCE products are designed specifically to add value to the manufacturing and research practices of its customers, regardless of geographical location. The company’s portfolio of products consists of code readers, laser markers, machine vision systems, measuring systems, microscopes, sensors, and static eliminators.

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EYENCE products are designed specifically to add value to the manufacturing and research practices of all customers, regardless of geographical location. The company’s products not only meet current customer needs, but also future requirements in the manufacturing and R&D sectors. By striving to anticipate the market’s future goals, the company is able to provide tomorrow’s solution… today. As a result, KEYENCE is among the top 10 companies in Japan based on market capitalisation. It ranks continuously in prominent company listings such as “The World’s Most Innovative Companies” compiled by Forbes.

Public Analyst Scientific Services provide sampling advice, analytical services and expert opinions to local authority customers. The organisation is also supporting Local Authority Trading Standards and Environmental Health Departments throughout the UK to enforce the provisions of the Food Safety Act and supplementary regulations. In addition, Public Analyst Scientific Services is known for its comprehensive range of accredited, state-of-the-art analytical techniques that support increasingly stringent quality and safety standards for food and animal feed. Facilities in Wolverhampton and Hull, in the United Kingdom, are supported by a global network of laboratories and Competence Centres; over 150,000 reliable and accredited methods per year are available across the entire network to establish the safety, composition, authenticity, origin, traceability and purity of food and animal feed. This is a big ask at the best of times, and being equipped with tools of the highest quality is therefore crucial so that

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Public Analyst Scientific Services can deliver reliably and consistently on its multiple mandates. When the need came to acquire new inspection equipment, Public Analyst Scientific Services turned to KEYENCE. “After consideration, we decided to acquire a VHX Series Digital Microscope from KEYENCE” says Emma Downie, a public analyst at Public Analyst Scientific Services. “This digital microscope was a new acquisition for us, and we selected this product primarily for its comprehensive imaging capabilities.” The VHX Series Digital Microscope is very easy to set up and use on a daily basis, whilst not compromising the microscope’s overall capabilities. “Providing analytical services and expert opinion on the testing results we get is such a fundamental part of what we do,” explains Downie. “Our public analysts have a wealth of experience when dealing with food testing, covering just about everything including foreign objects, taints and ‘offflavours’, food authenticity, quality and safety.”

This KEYENCE digital microscope is invaluable to Public Analyst Scientific Services, as it helps with the production of detailed images of foreign bodies. These images are often included in sample reports where a clear and detailed image is important for end clients. “The measurement features also help provide more information that could not be obtained easily otherwise,” says Downie. “For example, a radius of curvature of a fragment of glass allows us to estimate the size of the object the fragment has come from.” For the engineers at KEYENCE, whose members are always ready to solve issues and answer technical questions about the company’s products, such comments are heard time and again. The VHX Series Digital Microscope is often seen as a strategic acquisition – a game changer, in other words. www.keyence.co.uk/publicanalyst

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Other benefits of the VHX Series include real-time depth composition achieved without the need to actually adjust the focus of the device. The microscope delivers images of unprecedented clarity and texture, thanks to a high resolution HDR offering 256 times the information of a normal 8-bit digital image. Balancing out brightness levels and improving contrast simultaneously is key to delivering excellent viewing results. 21 | Industry EMEA | September 2019

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MANDELLI SISTEMI MANUFACTURES TITANIUM FOR AERONAUTICS

Mandelli Sistemi’s new Spark 1300 TITANIUM machining centre has been designed, developed and manufactured in cooperation with Redex for milling operations on structural parts in response to an order from an aircraft manufacturer. Redex’s highly dynamic and robust spindle drives give the Spark 1300 TI excellent performance in both roughing and finishing operations for workpieces with a maximum swing of 1300 mm.

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A strategic material for aeronautics and space Titanium is a light but highly resistant alloy that offers interesting manufacturing opportunities for designers, especially when it comes to aircraft structures. And the finished parts can even reach -10 to -15% of their initial weight with a material removal rate (MRR) that is quite relevant. In addition, from forged parts that have shapes much more generous compared to the finished product, it is essential to get specific tolerances to ensure that there are no forging defects, inclusions, etc. that could compromise the fatigue strength of essential aircraft components. It is therefore strategic to be able to remove a significant amount of the material. The disadvantage is that this material is difficult to machine with a traditional machining centre. Resistant to high temperatures and aggressive chemicals, Titanium has a high strength-to-weight ratio and therefore requires a relatively slow cutting speed and a high torque.

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The Spark 1300 Titanium machining centre, specifically designed for working with titanium Mandelli Sistemi has extensive experience in machining aircraft components., including titanium parts. However, the order placed by its customer was new for the company since it required for the first time the specification of torque up to 2500 Nm. It was also necessary to reduce manufacturing times and increase the MRR. To meet this specific request, a new spindle had to be designed. Mandelli was looking for a spindle gearbox capable of transferring high torque and having a high ratio. The solution was found at Redex, a specialist in advanced gears, with the RAM-Hit, a coaxial 2-speed gearbox integrated into the RAM. “Shaping titanium like Mandelli’s Spark  1300 machine does is quite rare to see. We were proud to be part of this challenging project and happy to have been helpful to Mandelli in one of the most delicate machine parts: the RAM. Redex always fulfills demanding high technology.”


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said Paolo Stefanoni, Manager of the Italian subsidiary of the REDEX Group.

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The integration of the gearbox into the RAM provides a complete, light and above all compact spindle drive system that increases linear speed and acceleration rates on a Z axis. The 2-speed High-Torque RAM provides high torque (up to 2580 Nm) at low rotational speeds, used for rough machining of titanium and it allows high rotational speeds (up to 9.000 rpm) for finishing cuts. It is designed with a particularly wide hollow main shaft (30 mm) which makes easiest the passage of a hydraulic bar and allows highpressure lubrication of the tools themselves. Vibrations and noise are reduced to a strict minimum by means of precise dynamic balancing of the rotating elements. The construction of the entire RAM High Torque range is based on an epicyclic gear train; its ratios range from 1 to 5. “The spindle gearbox provided by Redex was the key element of the project. Initially, we worked with a prototype, then very quickly Mandelli acquired seven parts for this bold and engaging project that is now a real success” concludes Marco Colombi, Sales Director at Mandelli Sistemi. www.redex-group.com

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NSK TO UNVEIL BALL SCREWS, BEARINGS AND LINEAR GUIDES AT EMO 2019

High-durability precision ball screws from NSK feature newly developed surface processing technology.

Among the exhibits from NSK’s comprehensive portfolio at this year’s EMO Hannover 2019 exhibition will be a number of notable products for machine tools, including the recently introduced range of DINstandard ball screws and a new series of high-durability precision ball screws. Also being presented is a range of optimised spindle bearings for ever-higher precision and speed, while a further product set to be unveiled is a series of linear roller guides equipped with highly dustproof seals. Visitors to EMO Hannover, which takes place on 16-21 September, will find NSK at booth B34 in hall 7.

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High-speed DIN-standard ball screws for machine tool applications The NSK showcase at EMO Hannover will be headlined by the recently introduced DIN-standard ball screws, which are designed to offer high-speed and high-load capacity, as well as low noise. In fact, 1.4 times dynamic load rating can be achieved thanks to the use of NSK’s proprietary TF bearing steel.

Also in the spotlight will be NSK’s new range of highdurability precision ball screws, which make use of newly developed surface processing technology to reduce wear and realise operation for longer intervals. A special surface texture is applied to the raceways to greatly enhance oil film formation. It is typically difficult for a satisfactory oil film to form during low-speed, short-stroke, oscillating type operations. However, even under such conditions, high-durability precision ball screws are three times more resistant to wear than standard NSK products. The ball screws are ideal for machining centres that perform highaccuracy operations, such as mould and die machining, as well as EDM (electrical discharge machining) machines. The NSK interchangeable ball screw for automated transfer (pick and place) systems will be another highlight at the show. Here, the shaft and nut are prepared individually,

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The special cage of Robustride bearings helps to minimise wear, even under high loads.

NSK’s DIN-standard ball screws for machine tools are designed to offer high-speed and high-load capacity.

so that NSK can guarantee the specification for random matching, hence making them interchangeable. NSK interchangeable ball screws, which offer C7 accuracy grade, will be available in shaft diameters of 15-32 mm, and with leads of 5-20 mm. An NSK K1 lubrication unit can also be offered as option. A further innovation on display will be the S-HTF ball screw series for injection moulding machines, which offers more than double the service life and 1.3 times greater dynamic load capacity than the company’s previous generation product.

heat generation in comparison with conventional bearings operating under high-speed conditions. High-performance linear motion NSK will present its new RA series of linear roller guides with highly dustproof V1 seals and V1 bottom seals to help improve the operating life and reliability of machine tools. Dustproof performance and low frictional resistance has been achieved by optimising the seal lip shape and contact, and using a seal material with high abrasion resistance. The RA series will be displayed in a water box at EMO Hannover. NSK at EMO 2019: hall 7, booth B34. www.nskeurope.com

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Optimised spindle bearings for ever-higher precision and speed NSK is set to showcase its recently introduced single-row cylindrical roller bearings with the designation “Robustride”. The main feature of Robustride series bearings is the cage, where geometry and guidance have been improved specifically for use on the spindle drive of machine tools. The results of this optimisation work include better distribution of the lubricant and, in turn, reduced and more uniform heat generation within the rolling bearing, thus minimising wear, even under high loads. A further bearing solution will be in evidence with the Robust series of ultra-high-speed angular contact ball bearings featuring the Sursave cage, which will be displayed running on a machine spindle. The cage facilitates 20% less

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AL MASAOOD RELIES ON THE BM25 MULTI-GAS DETECTOR

The BM25 from Oldham-Simtronics, part of 3M Gas & Flame Detection, is a rugged multi-gas area monitor designed to ensure safety in hazardous environments.

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estimony to this fact can be provided by Al Masaood Oil & Gas, which following its formation in 1971, became one of the first oil and gas suppliers and contractors in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Al Masaood has supplied around 800 BM25 portable gas detectors into a host of onshore and offshore projects, including 200 of the latest-generation wireless models. The company acquires the units directly from Oldham-Simtronics.

“We selected the BM25 because we can trust and depend on its performance in the harsh environments in which we operate” states Ammar Maarouf, Department Manager, Airloop & H2S Safety Services, Al Masaood Oil & Gas. “The BM25’s robust construction and intelligent design make it one of the best detectors to be deployed in applications where area monitoring is a critical part of the safety system.” The BM25 was designed for team protection or area surveillance, and is ideally suited to perimeter monitoring, rig overhauls, and mobile or short-term work where fixed detection systems are not practical. Providing the capability to monitor one-to-five gases simultaneously, the BM25 packs the benefits of a fixed area monitor into a rugged, user-friendly and transportable instrument; a factor that has long-appealed to Al Masaood. Around 10 years after the introduction of the firstgeneration BM25, the monitor continues to be the tried and trusted go-to solution within the transportable gas detection market. With over 900 employees, Abu Dhabi-based Al Masaood Oil & Gas provides advanced energy services into upstream and downstream operations. Its Air Loop & H2S Safety

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business unit also supplies, calibrates and services various application-specific products across the UAE, including portable gas monitors, for both sales-based and rentalbased projects. “Provide us with a challenge and we’ll find the right solution,” says Mr. Maarouf. “Portable gas detection and area monitoring has been a key competency for many years, and here we rely on various solutions from 3M Gas & Flame Detection, including the PS200 multi-gas detector, as well as the BM25.” Up to five gases can be monitored simultaneously using the BM25; interchangeable sensors are available for AsH3, CO, CO2, H2, HCl, HCN, NO2, NH3, O2, PH3, SiH4 and SO2. When the BM25 detects a hazardous level of gas, the top-mounted beacon sends a flashing, bright signal in all directions while emitting a powerful, 103dB siren alarm.

Powered by a NiMH battery pack, the BM25 multi-gas monitor offers up to 170 hours of continuous run time.

The BM25 Wireless provides networking and communication to the Oldham-Simtronics MX40 controller, which centralises the data and can display up to 32 measurements in real time. When a BM25 signals an alarm, the MX40 also goes into alarm mode and can, for example, control internal relays and order other monitors to transmit the alarm as well. The control panel displays real-time gas concentrations, field device status, battery levels, network RF signal quality and fault diagnostic conditions. “To date we’ve supplied around 200 BM25 Wireless gas detectors,” says Mr. Maarouf. “In fact, I think we were the first in our region to offer them. Our customers love the simplicity and the speed in which they can be deployed to keep workers safe.” The Oldham-Simtronics  BM25 Wireless can be used as a stand-alone monitor or linked into a mesh network to provide gas detection over a large area. The mesh network allows peer-to-peer connection with all other units in the network to send, receive and relay data. As a result, detectors can communicate around obstructions and alter communication paths should a monitor be removed for recharging or servicing. A total of 30 BM25 Wireless units

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“The standard BM25 can send alarms via alarm transfer cables, however, the latest-generation BM25 Wireless sends alarms, faults and readings using a 2.4GHz wireless signal,” explains Mr. Maarouf. “This set-up can create a safety perimeter around a detected atmospheric hazard, or transmit a manually initiated emergency signal over a wide area.”

Other standard features include STEL (short-term exposure limit) and TWA (time-weighted average) values, as well as a data-logging capacity of more than four months.

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may be meshed together in a single network, while up to 16 independent networks can co-exist without interference. “We have used the BM25 and BM25 Wireless for so many years because they offer five-gas capability and are compact and extremely reliable in comparison with competitor units,” states Mr. Maarouf. “We also like the excellent connectivity of the BM25 Wireless unit, which offers added-value for our clients as there is no need to use transfer cables for the alarm. A good stock of detectors is maintained at Al Masaood so that we can respond quickly to customer requirements.” With 14,000 units in operation worldwide, BM25 multi-gas detectors are technologically capable and highly proven devices. This latter point is particularly important in safetycritical oil and gas applications, where any failure to detect dangerous gases could have disastrous consequences.

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INTRODUCING THE ENHANCED PS200 MULTI-GAS INSTRUMENT

GMI, a company within the 3M Personal Safety Division, is pleased to announce the enhancement of our PS200 multi-gas detection instrument.

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rom June 2019, our most popular portable multi-gas detector, the PS200, will feature some impressive product enhancements. One such improvement is as a powerful new datalogging capacity that will enable customers to capture all relevant calibration and session data over a 6-month period. This increased capacity will improve customers access to relevant data whilst enabling quicker decisions to be made.

The PS200 continues to measure any combination of LEL, Oxygen (O2), Carbon Monoxide (CO) and Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S) making it suitable for a wide range of personal monitoring and confined space applications. In addition to extensive datalogging capabilities, the PS200 is available with an optional internal pump and an extensive range of accessories to meet a wide variety of user applications.

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Another helpful addition is the new quick-press field calibration mode which will save customers time by simplifying the field calibration process. Customers will also be able to visualise their short-term and long-term exposures to Carbon Monoxide (CO) and Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S) enabling them to quickly determine current exposure rates and take appropriate action.

Lastly, we have added a bundle of user experience upgrades including a quick configuration display; configurable confidence signals; and increased user control around calibration due dates, dead-band configurations, and resolution settings (H2S). These features combined will enhance performance; improve ease-of use; and importantly enrich the overall user experience.

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ADVANTECH LAUNCHES THE LATEST INTEL CORE PROCESSOR

Based Embedded Platforms with 24/7 Operations Management for AIoT.

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dvantech (2395.TW), a leading provider of embedded IoT solutions, is happy to unveil its comprehensive range of embedded computing platforms featuring the newest 8th Gen. Intel® Core™ U-Series and Y-Series processors and 9th Gen. Intel® Core™ S and H processors. These platforms include computer on modules SOM5899R and SOM-6882; single-board computers  MIO5373 and MIO-5393; industrial motherboards AIMB-233, AIMB-276, AIMB-286, AIMB-506, and AIMB-586; as well as Embedded PCs EPC-C301 and EPC-T2286. Built with Intel’s latest processors and Advantech WISE-PaaS/DeviceOn, an IoT device operations and management solution, these embedded platforms combine fantastic performance per watt, fast connectivity, and easy operations management— making them the ideal choice for visual computing, IoT, industrial, retail, healthcare, transportation applications, and more.

Exceptional Performance and Connectivity for AIoT The latest 8th Gen. Intel® Core™ U-Series and Y-Series processors and 9th Gen. Intel® Core™ S and H processors deliver high performance per watt and enable faster wireless speeds meeting the increasing requirements for graphics, computing, and data consolidation capabilities in the AIoT era. Enhancements include up to 30% increase in computing and graphics performance with the 8th Gen. Intel® Core™ U-Series and Y-Series processors, and up to a 22% increase with the 9th Gen. Intel® Core™ S/H processors, compared to previous generations. Advantech developed its latest series of embedded boards and systems based on Intel’s technologies in a wide range of form factors, including the COM Express Basic Module SOM-5899R, COM Express Compact Module SOM-6882, the 3.5'' SBC MIO-5373, and the MIO-5393. Additional form factors include the Mini-ITX Motherboard AIMB-233, AIMB-276, AIMB-286, the MicroATX Motherboard  AIMB-506, AIMB-586, and the Embedded PCs EPC-C301 and EPC-T2286. Power Up IoT Devices with 24/7 Operations Management

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As industrial IoT applications have rapidly increased the number of connected devices currently deployed and managed across different locations, it is essential to effectively manage, monitor, and control thousands of connected devices while ensuring uninterrupted service. Advantech’s latest embedded platforms are preloaded with WISE-PaaS/DeviceOn, an IoT device operations and management software. Beginning with onboarding devices, WISE-PaaS/DeviceOn’s zero-touch IoT tech seamlessly registers Advantech embedded platforms with identity security and field site settings. The fast and simple setup helps provide instant intelligent edge on boarding, data acquisition, and status visualization at the device operations center. Power on/off, troubleshooting, and mission-critical actions are available at the tap of a button for quick and easy access. OTA software updates itself securely by sending software patches, firmware, software, and configuration updates through batch provisioning.

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The complete product lineup will be available in 2019 from Q3 to Q4. For more information, please visit: www.advantech.eu

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DELTA TO EXHIBIT SMART EV CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE SOLUTIONS AT EMOVE360° EUROPE

Delta, a global leader in power and thermal management solutions, announced it will be present at eMove360° Europe to demonstrate smart electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, aiming to provide solutions to optimise charging service and energy efficiency. At eMove360° Europe, Delta will also launch new EV chargers and a new EV Charging Infrastructure Management System which are the backbone to realise its promise to the charging service operators.

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ommenting on its presence at eMove360° Europe, Vincent Lin, senior director of e-Mobility & Smart Energy Solutions for Delta Electronics Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, stated: “Following a highly successful presence at eMove360° Europe last year, Delta is returning to demonstrate how its charging infrastructure solutions are ideally suited to applications ranging from the residential and commercial to public environments. Given the audience that attends the show, we are excited to be present and to launch new charging solutions at this year’s eMove360° Europe.”

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Delta’s showcase at eMove360° Europe 2019, features: Solutions for Residential EV Charging As consumers become increasingly aware of the impact their decisions have on the environment, more are making the move from vehicles with internal combustion engines to hybrid and EVs to reduce their carbon footprint. As such, there’s a requirement for greater access to vehicle charging points, from single house and apartment residents. To account for the fact that in smart home applications EVs are a heavy power consumer, smart charging can help to reduce the impact on the existing grid. The highlight of this section is the V2X Charger, which brings Vehicle to Home/Building/Grid and provides bi-directional charge and discharge power conversion for EVs. Combined with Home Energy Management System (HEMS), the core of home charging infrastructure used to manage energy from the supply (from home PV system, or V2H) to consumption (EV charging, home appliances, etc.), the V2X charger can make


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EVs not only an energy consumer but also a mobile energy storage device act as an energy source, thus enabling smart charging to both allocate electricity more efficiently as well as for supply grid services.

Some other products shown at eMove360° Europe are the PCS100 power conditioning system, DC Wallbox charger, and EV Charing Infrastructure Management System. Designed to address the operators’ needs, they can be deployed to integrate charger and energy management

In addition to the practicality and convenience of Delta’s solutions, operators using them for commercial and semipublic charging applications are also set to benefit from tangible OPEX savings, thanks to their seamless load management and Distributed Energy Resources (DER), Power Conditioning System (PCS) and Energy Storage System (ESS) integration. Solutions for Public EV Charging Stations Helping to bring charging capabilities to public spaces like parking lots, service stations and charging networks across cities are Delta’s solutions for public charging stations. Delta will demonstrate how its fast charging solution combined with energy storage system enables users and grid owners to allocate power flexibly while stabilising the grid. These range from Delta’s 150 kW Ultra Fast Charger, M30A PV inverter, scalable PCS100 power conditioning system and its EV Charing Infrastructure Management System offerings. MORE INFORMATION

Solutions for Commercial, Semi-public EV Charging With growing demand for commercial and semi-public charging solutions at workplace, retail, and hospitality environments, site owners and charging network operators will be interested in Delta’s range of EV chargers for commercial applications shown at eMove360° Europe. One of which is the newly-launched AC MAX 22kW EV charger. It meets the requirement for residential and commercial EV charging and can maximise charging performance, environmental adaptability and increasing the potential of charging services. Delta will also show the new 100kW DC City Charger, which is an ideal solution for charging the network, as it supports simultaneous charging output and dynamic load distribution, thus optimise utilization rates of the charging site. These two chargers are compatible with OCPP, which enables further backend system integration like authentication, remote control and energy management.

together to ensure high availability of charging operation and low cost of energy consumption.

Delta looks forward to learning more about its customers’ needs at eMove360° Europe, to be held at Munich Messe, Hall A5, stand 403, from 15 to October 17. www.deltaww.com

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DELTA’S LI-ION ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM INTEGRATED INTO MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES ENGINE & TURBOCHARGER’S TRIPLE HYBRID STAND-ALONE POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM

Delta, a global provider in power management solutions, announced the integration of its lithium-ion energy storage system into Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engine & Turbocharger, Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as MHIET)’s innovative triple hybrid stand-alone power supply demonstrated in the Triple Hybrid Station, a demo power plant located in MHIET’s manufacturing site in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.

The Triple Hybrid stand-alone power supply system combines renewable energy such as solar power with a reciprocating engine generator and an energy storage battery system, to allow for optimal power stabilization control. The system’s main advantage is its ability to stabilise the volatile output of renewable energy by combining three types of power sources, ultimately enabling low-cost power supply provided by an environmentally-friendly, multipurpose distributed generation system,” said MHIET.

Mr. C.H. Ko, executive director of Delta Electronics (Japan), said, “As the demand for decentralised power supply continues to grow, Delta is honored to partner with MHIET to provide energy-efficient solutions and products, such as energy storage systems, power conditioning systems and photovoltaic (PV) inverters, for this unique triple hybrid demo power plant. The plant leverages renewable energy, energy storage systems, and engine generators to provide distributed power supply that can meet the needs of several applications in Japan and abroad.”

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The lithium-ion battery system integrated by Delta into MHIET’s system boasts a superior 4C charging and discharging power rate to rapidly smoothen sudden fluctuations from the solar power generation due to diverse weather conditions. Thus, Delta’s energy storage solution enables stable power supply according to power demand in combination with the reciprocating engine. Delta is developing next-generation applications, such as VPP (Virtual Power Plant), self-consumption and grid 21 | Industry EMEA | September 2019

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stabilization by utilising its lithium-ion battery system and renewable energy technologies to accelerate the decarbonization of our future. The MHIET triple hybrid demonstration power plant uses Delta’s 331kWh-container-type battery energy storage solution, four 125 kW power conditioning systems, and four 50 kW PV inverters with conversion efficiency up to 98.6%. Other key features of our offering include: • The lithium-ion energy storage system has the function of DC bi-directional charge and discharge, and is designed to ensure functionality, convenience and safety under operating conditions such as high voltage and high current. The main core battery products are from lithium-ion battery technology and production line developed and transferred from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Japan, and fully assembled in Taiwan. The high-rate characteristics of 4C-rate are not only conducive to grid regulation, but also suitable to be direct power source for electric vehicles.

• The container-type energy storage solution uses a standard refrigerated container as the outer protection foundation. The internal cabinet-based design unit connects multiple battery modules in series to meet high voltage requirements. The cabinet configuration and module design cooperate with the thermal insulation of the refrigerated container and the existing air conditioning host circulation mode to maintain the internal temperature stability and extend the battery service life without consuming too much air conditioning power. The solution not only meets the requirements of highly mobile construction, but also integrate complete battery and power management, cabinet environmental monitoring, power conversion, fire extinguishing and other subsystems into the 20-foot or 40foot container, giving full play to the advantages of modular design. It also achieves fast and flexible deployment, significant reduction in construction costs, shortened construction period with safety and reliability. www.deltaww.com MORE INFORMATION

• The power conditioning system consists of a single 125 kW power output and four parallel supplies of 500 kW power output. The DC system connected to the battery storage container and the AC system of the grid are able to charge and discharge the battery and the grid bi-directionally through two-way AC-DC conversion.

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DELTA AWARDED “2019 POWERTRAIN SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR” BY FCA FOR ITS SUPERIOR EV/PHEV AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCT CAPABILITIES

Delta, a global leader in power and thermal management solutions, today announced it has been selected by FCA as the 2019 Powertrain Supplier of the Year. The award recognises Delta’s exceptional commitment in providing innovative and quality automotive products to FCA during the 2018 calendar year. manufacturer of e-mobility solutions.

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onorees were chosen based on insights from FCA leadership and several variables related to supplier performance including quality, delivery, cost and warranty. Delta is powering the growth of the electric vehicle (EV) sector through the continuous development of high-efficiency automotive electronics and powertrain technologies. This award underscores Delta’s long-standing stature as a world-class innovator and

“FCA is in the midst of transformational changes and these suppliers are helping enable a stronger future for all of us,” said Scott Thiele, Head of Purchasing and Supply Chain at FCA – North America. “It is an honor to recognise their contributions and dedication, as they represent the best in the industry.” “It is a true honor to be recognised by FCA for our advanced automotive power electronics product offering and technology. We applaud and will continue complementing their excellent capabilities and current endeavors to accelerate the adoption of e-mobility worldwide, in line with our corporate mission, ‘To provide innovative, clean and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow,’” said Mark Ko, vice chairman of Delta Electronics, Inc. “Delta’s deep industry expertise and engineering capabilities allow us to serve the world’s top automotive brands,” said James Tang, Delta’s vice president and general manager of its Electric Vehicle Solutions Business Group. “With our strong commitment to R&D globally and participation

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in many of the world’s leading research programs, we are consistently pushing the boundaries with EV on-board charging technology, electric traction motors and inverters, as well as EV charging infrastructure. Delta’s new Detroit facility employs more than 40 R&D engineers to provide our North American automotive customers with highvalue support that ensures the reliability and quality of our products and systems.” With continuous efforts in research and development, Delta is able to provide the latest technologies to fulfill the highly demanding needs of the EV industry. Two years ago, the company completed a research program with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) exploring wide-band gapbased bi-directional on-board charger modules, which enable vehicle-to-load capabilities. Delta has received additional awards for production-focused programs centered on bi-directional on-board charger module solutions this year, with early advanced development showing positive results. MORE INFORMATION

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DELTA ELECTRONICS APPOINTS DALIP SHARMA AS PRESIDENT AND REGIONAL HEAD FOR DELTA ELECTRONICS EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA REGION

Delta, a global provider of power and thermal management solutions, has appointed Dalip Sharma to the role of President & Regional Head for Delta Electronics Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region. Mr. Sharma will be responsible for enhancing Delta’s growing presence in EMEA, a key region for Delta’s worldwide business development. He is based in Hoofddorp, the Netherlands, home to Delta EMEA’s headquarters.

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ommenting on his appointment, Mr. Sharma stated: “My vision for Delta EMEA is to further develop its status as a provider of IoT-based Smart Green Solutions developed to drive energy efficiency and lower carbon emissions in cities across EMEA. To realise that vision, I believe that we can leverage Delta’s formidable global resources to further accelerate the company’s growth and success across EMEA.”

While Europe, Middle East and Africa are some of the world’s most diverse regions with numerous untapped opportunities, they are also among its most complex. Mr. Sharma’s vision is to work with Delta’s internal and external partners to implement strategies and local-market focus tailored to the needs of each territory, as they are strategic for Delta’s future growth. Delta’s resources and unparalleled engineering expertise, will enable Mr. Sharma and his team to respond successfully to the needs of customers in EMEA, by localizing products and tailoring support to suit the market’s requirements. To ensure Delta’s competiveness in the EMEA region, another key priority for Mr. Sharma will be to nurture innovation and agility within Delta, in order to respond to an ever-changing and evolving market and business landscape. Mr. Sharma is an Electronics and Communications engineering professional with more than 27 years of experience and success in business execution, management

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and strategic development. His wealth of experience has been gained from working with pioneering companies prior to joining Ascom Energy Systems in 1999. Mr. Sharma joined Delta in 2003, when it acquired Ascom Energy Systems. In his previous role, Mr. Sharma acted as Managing Director of Delta India, and successfully led the company to become the market leader in various business areas by consistently delivering a strong performance over the years. Mr. Sharma was appointed to the role of President & Regional Head for Delta Electronics Europe, Middle East & Africa Region due to his proven and exceptional leadership qualities, and the pivotal role he has played in the continued success and development of the organisation. Delta is confident that his skills and talents will ensure that he will deliver great value, while succeeding in further driving the progression and execution of the Delta’s corporate strategy both now and in the future. www.deltaww.com MORE INFORMATION 21 | Industry EMEA | September 2019

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THE FISCHER FREEDOMTM TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM CONTINUES TO GAIN INTERNATIONAL PEER RECOGNITION: WINNING FOUR AWARDS IN ONE YEAR

From left to right: 2018 Innovators Award, 2018 LEAP Award, 2019 Electronics Industry Award, 2019 Electrons d’Or.

The Fischer FreedomTM technology platform launched in June 2018 by Fischer Connectors, the global provider of ultra-reliable and high-performance connectivity solutions, continues to gain international recognition among the company’s peers throughout the electronics world.

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ithin a single year, the Fischer LP360TM connector – the first product of the empowering technology platform – has won two “Best Product of the Year” awards in 2019, and two Innovation awards in 2018:

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• the Electrons d’Or award (Gold Electrons in English) as best product of the year in the Connectors category, announced on June 27, 2019, in Paris, France; • the Electronics Industry Award for Interconnection Product of the Year, announced on June 21, 2019, in London, UK; • the Leadership in Engineering Achievement Program (LEAP) Award in the Connectivity category, announced on December 11, 2018, in Costa Mesa, California, USA; • the Innovators Award with the highest rating, Platinum, in the Interconnect Technology category, announced on November 13, 2018, in Nashua, New Hampshire, USA. Fischer Connectors is extremely proud to have its breakthrough connectivity solution recognised as a new versatile technology platform that enables design engineers to launch more innovative applications and make their electronic devices, equipment and ecosystems smarter, faster and more efficient. 21 | Industry EMEA | September 2019

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Fischer FreedomTM is a game changer in connectivity. Thanks to its patent-pending innovations in mating (no key code allowing for 3600 mating freedom), locking and materials (non-magnetic quick-release locking mechanism and IP68-sealed contacts with a membrane), it’s not just a new product line but a real technology platform that sets new standards in usability, integrability and versatility. It enables engineers to reimagine both the design of their electronic devices, equipment and ecosystems and the way these applications can be interconnected – not only for wearables for the “connected human”, but also in countless applications requiring the versatility, ease of use and ease of integration the Fischer FreedomTM connectivity solution offers. Fischer Connectors is extremely proud to have its breakthrough connectivity solution recognised as a new versatile technology platform that enables design engineers to launch more innovative applications and make their electronic devices, equipment and ecosystems smarter, faster and more efficient. Fischer FreedomTM is a game changer in connectivity. Thanks to its patent-pending innovations in mating (no key code allowing for 3600 mating freedom), locking and materials


N E W the S Fischer Freedom™ technology With its Fischer LP360TM connector, platform facilitates integration, maximises usability and optimises cable management for a wide variety of applications within markets and applications such as: industrial and civil engineering, defense, security and medical.

(non-magnetic quick-release locking mechanism and IP68-sealed contacts with a membrane), it’s not just a new product line but a real technology platform that sets new standards in usability, integrability and versatility. It enables engineers to reimagine both the design of their electronic devices, equipment and ecosystems and the way these applications can be interconnected – not only for wearables for the “connected human”, but also in countless applications requiring the versatility, ease of use and ease of integration the Fischer FreedomTM connectivity solution offers.

ABOUT THE AWARDS 2019 Electrons d’Or – On June 27, 2019 in Paris, France, ElectroniqueS magazine and ACSIEL Electronics Alliance, the co-organizers of the Electrons d’Or 2019, announced that the ultra-reliable circular connector Fischer LP360TM had won the 2019 Electrons d’Or Award as best product of the year in the Connectors category. Director of ElectroniqueS Pascal Coutance commented: “With this Electron d’Or, our expert jury has rewarded a real technological breakthrough in the field of circular connectivity for harsh environments and its uses.” The annual Electrons d’Or award program celebrates ground-breaking electronic products and innovations in France. In 2019, 15 Electrons d’Or were awarded in various categories, highlighting nine best products of the year (incl. the Fischer LP360TM connector), four innovations in

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Fischer Connectors Group’s CEO Johnathan Brossard says: “I’m overjoyed that our efforts to reimagine connectivity are gaining worldwide recognition from our peers in the electronics industry. As experts know, breakthrough innovations are rare beasts in the world of connectors, whose technology hasn’t dramatically changed since the 1950s. In the electronics world, we see breakthroughs every decade or so. That’s why innovation in connectivity is especially important – and duly noticed and rewarded – when it fulfills, as it does here, electronics requirements and trends such as usability, integrability, versatility, wearability, miniaturization, data transmission and the Internet of Things (IoT). I’m very proud of our R&D and cross-functional teams that developed our ground-breaking Fischer FreedomTM technology platform, putting people first and working with our customers to make their lives easier.”

Fischer Connectors R&D Director Jérôme Dabonneville adds: “With the Fischer FreedomTM technology platform and the Fischer LP360TM connector, we’re not only responding to current trends in electronics, integrating more easyto-use technology into wearables, reducing weight and optimise cable management – we’re providing a versatile platform that enables design engineers to revolutionize how connectivity is done. This opens up new development pathways for future innovations. I’m happy that Fischer Connectors can offer such a platform and that it’s now getting the recognition it deserves!”

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Jonathan Brossard, Fischer Connectors Group’s CEO.

Jérôme Dabonneville, Fischer Connectors’ R&D Director.

Electrons d’Or award ceremony, Paris, June 27, 2019: Fischer Connectors France’s Managing Director Guy Lacroix (right) with the Electrons d’Or award, and Arnaud Ponthieux (left), Managing Director of TDK ELECTRONICS France SAS and member of Acsiel Alliance Électronique, presenting the Fischer LP360TM connector.

electronics application domains (automotive, healthcare, aeronautics/defense, connected objects/smart building) and two outstanding electronics companies (best French start-up, best equipment manufacturer/company). ElectroniqueS’ web news, June 27, 2019 (in French): Découvrez les lauréats des Electrons d'Or 2019! (Discover the winners of the 2019 Gold Electrons)

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2019 Electronics Industry Award – On June 21, 2019 in London, UK, the Fischer LP360TM received the 2019 Electronics Industry Award for Interconnection Product of the Year, which is awarded to “the company with the most outstanding interconnection product that demonstrates durability, innovation and differs from other connectors on the market.” Commenting on the win, editor of CIE (Components in Electronics) magazine and member of the jury, Niamh Marriot said: “The Fischer  LP360TM is a breakthrough low-profile connector with 360° mating maximise usability, efficiency and performance. No key code means 360° mating freedom for optimised cable management. Membrane-sealed contacts ensure a fully cleanable connector (both plug and receptacle). Low profile allows for easy integration in any environment. This is a clever and practical interconnection product worthy of the win, congratulations Fischer Connectors!” The annual UK-based Electronics Industry Awards brings together leading figures from the electronics field to celebrate their achievements and reward the market leaders who’ve designed the 21 | Industry EMEA | September 2019

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most innovative and forward-thinking products in this blossoming sector. Electronics Industry Awards’ web page, June 21, 2019: Electronics Industry Awards – Winners 2019 2018 LEAP Award – On December 11, 2018, in Costa Mesa, California, USA, Design World announced that the Fischer LP360TM had won the 2018 Leadership in Engineering Achievement Program (LEAP) Award in the Connectivity category. Judges commented: “A breakthrough signal and power connector with easy mating and easy cleaning that maximises usability, efficiency and performance. This product changes the way of fast connection without looking. I think that this will change the way connectors and connectivity is done. A simple and great solution … very clever and useful product.” The LEAP Awards program celebrates annually the most innovative and forwardthinking products serving the design engineering space. Its world-class judging panel is comprised of OEM design engineers from a wide variety of industries, along with other engineering experts representing the mechanical and electrical design fields. Design World’s web page, December 12, 2018: LEAP Awards winners announced at gala dinner 2018 Innovators Award – On November 13, 2018 in Nashua, New Hampshire, USA, Military & Aerospace


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Electronics Industry Awards ceremony, London, June 21, 2019: George Spree, Business Manager at Datateam Business Media receiving the Interconnection Product of the Year Award on behalf of Fischer Connectors, and Business Development Director for Anglia, Jaqui Fretwell.

Electronics and Intelligent Aerospace announced their 2018 Innovators Awards, giving the LP360TM rugged connector from Fischer Connectors the highest rating – Platinum – in the Interconnect Technology category. The annual Military & Aerospace Electronics Innovators Award program is a coveted and prestigious distinction for honorees around the world who have made a groundbreaking contribution to the military and aerospace industry and are recognised as leaders and innovators to the largest collection of military and aerospace professionals. Military & Aerospace Electronics’ web page, November 13, 2018: 2018 Intelligent Aerospace Technology Innovation Awards announced for aerospace and defense industry Fischer FreedomTM: www.fischerconnectors.com/france/fr/fischer-freedomtmseries Fischer LP360TM: www.fischerconnectors.com/france/fr/produits/lp360tm MORE INFORMATION

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EMERSON LED LINEAR LUMINAIRES MEET CHALLENGE OF OPERATING IN HARSH INDUSTRIAL ENVIRONMENTS

Appleton™ non-metallic, hazardous area luminaires now available for IECEx/ATEX Zones 1 and 2 hazardous locations.

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ith the introduction of updated Appleton ATX™ FELED and new FNLED non-metallic, hazardous area linear luminaires, Emerson is again demonstrating how its commitment to advancing Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology is resulting in exciting innovations in industrial LED luminaires. These luminaires bring significantly higher energy efficiency, lower maintenance costs, and a longer service life to harsh, punishing environments unsuitable for standard lighting fixtures, especially where ingress protection from dust and moisture is required.

Nearly identical in appearance and performance, our ATX FELED and FNLED differ mainly in their hazardous location ratings. The ATX FELED is rated for IECEx/ATEX Zone 1 and 21 locations in petrochemical plants, oil and exploration, wastewater treatment and other areas where ignitable concentrations of flammable gases or vapors are likely to exist under normal operating conditions. The ATX FNLED is certified for IECEx/ATEX Zone 2 and 22 locations with broader application in beverage processing, warehouses, pharmaceuticals, alternative energy and marinas. Both use the Appleton universal voltage LED driver with 120-277 Vac and 170-300 Vdc voltage ranges, and 6 kV of built-in surge protection.

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Backed by nearly a century of lighting expertise, Appleton ATX FELED and FNLED luminaires are engineered to replace existing fluorescent linear fixtures, quickly and cost effectively, minimise the burden of hefty electricity expenses. Because they feature the same housing and mounting accessories as original Appleton ATX FE fluorescent luminaires, both maintain the identical footprint and feel as their fluorescent counterpart. However, unlike fluorescent linear fixtures which emit light and heat in all 21 | Industry EMEA | September 2019

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directions, Appleton ATX FELED and FNLED luminaires are directional, meaning they target light and energy more efficiently, using only a third of the wattage of a fluorescent without sacrificing brightness or quality. Uniform bright light and superior distribution create safer working conditions in areas such as walkways, bridges, tunnels, operation floors, and roadways where sub-optimal lighting conditions can lead to serious accidents or mistakes. For maximum corrosion resistance, Appleton ATX FELED and FNLED luminaires feature a fiberglass reinforced polyester body and hinged polycarbonate lens, along with an elastomer gasket that seals out water and dust. Additionally, the housing has an impact strength rating of IK10, qualifying it for use in extreme offshore and onshore environments. Advanced thermal management ensures safe, reliable operation over a wide temperature range of -30 °C to +55° C. Despite its robust IP66 design, the housing is remarkably easy to access for installation and maintenance with only a hex key or screwdriver. MORE INFORMATION

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FOCUS ON THE EPLAN PROJECT

What does the digital transformation in engineering mean and what role does the Eplan Project play in it? A decisive one, because digitisation isn’t only relevant for a company’s back-end or commercial processes. It actually affects the entire product development process. The practical advantages are clear: Users can utilise the services of the Eplan Platform and tap into the added value of cloud-based services at the same time.

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he central goal of digitisation is optimising processes, enhancing efficiency and thereby increasing the availability of machines and systems. The continued development of the Eplan Platform supports this process. In the engineering phase, the focus is on the digital twin of a control cabinet. The basis for this is high-quality 3D data that represent the housing and accessories that are supplemented with component and wiring information relevant to the Project. Data can be exported without any media disruption and used in other subprocesses such as manufacturing, including wiring. Interdisciplinary engineering also offers significant potential for optimisation. This makes it possible to store information in a central location – in the Eplan Project – including saving parameter data of smart sensors, and using it in downstream processes.

AML as exchange format Open, standardised interfaces, such as AutomationML (AML) for example, make this data available to any user without any application-specific formats or data structures. For instance, users could be machines for control cabinet processing or wire processing, or employees who are carrying out the wiring with the help of digital information. During the operating phase, the goal is to maximise system availability and to minimise downtimes in case of system failures. QR codes on installed components assist in finding them in the system and make their attributes – including part numbers and technical data for sourcing replacement parts – available anywhere in the systems and at any time via tablet or smartphone. Collaboration explicitly welcome Eplan ePulse ideally supports these scenarios. If the abovementioned project data are saved there, nothing is standing in the way of accessing it at any time and from any location. The Eplan Platform utilises this innovative

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The Eplan Platform allows data created in the used applications to be transferred to the cloud with the click of a mouse.

approach by giving users the possibility to transfer data generated in the used applications to the cloud with just a mouse click. The Eplan Project can be shared in Eplan eView with the required partners for collaboration. Companies become networked with their customers and suppliers by making data exchange both easy and secure. The Project is thereby the central digital model of an automation solution that is built with various applications such as Eplan Electric P8, Eplan Pro Panel or Eplan Fluid and is available as the single source of truth. Ultimately, it provides the necessary data for all downstream processes. Advantages and benefits Users can take advantage of the benefits of the established Eplan Platform and at the same time tap into the added value of cloud-based services such as Eplan eView and Eplan Cogineer. www.eplan.co.uk

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KOLLMORGEN APPOINTS NEW EMEA VP/GM

Alberto Favalessa, new EMEA VP/GM for Kollmorgen.

Alberto Favalessa now leads EMEA team.

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ollmorgen announced that Alberto Favalessa, formerly Managing Director for Italy and Switzerland, has been selected as Kollmorgen’s new VP/GM of EMEA operations. His appointment is effective immediately.

for performance and reliability. These solutions provide the foundation for conversations with customers about innovation, service, and results. I look forward to driving the company’s continued advancements in all of these areas.”

Favalessa has been with Kollmorgen’s EMEA sales operations since 2000 in positions of increasing responsibility. As Managing Director of Italy and Switzerland, Favalessa has successfully built Kollmorgen’s motion control business in key industrial automation and automated guided vehicle segments. His approach to designing integrated motion solutions has made him a valued partner to key customers. His team-based approach to problem solving and continuous improvement has made him an equally trusted and respected leader within the company.

Alberto Favalessa succeeds Markus Johansson, who leaves the Kollmorgen team well-positioned to accelerate its current positive momentum well into the future. “I can think of no one better to lead our EMEA team,” says Kollmorgen President Dan St. Martin. “Over his 20-year tenure with our company, Alberto has demonstrated a passion for building strong customer relationships and solutions tailored to each customer’s specific needs. Alberto has proven his ability to not only achieve business results, but also to inspire and develop our employees. We rely on his leadership and on his deep knowledge of the business and are confident he’ll be successful in this latest assignment.”

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“Managing the EMEA & India regions for the leader in motion control is certainly a source of pride for me,” says Favalessa. “There are few companies in the world that can boast a history of over a century of innovation and this legacy gives me great motivation. I thank the company for the trust given to me. The technologies that Kollmorgen has developed for servo systems and for automated guided vehicles continue to achieve increasingly high standards 21 | Industry EMEA | September 2019

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PERCEPTION ASSET TRACKER

The data from the RFID Read Heads is sent via the IoT Gateway to the Neoception Cloud from where it is available at all times.

The Neoception Asset Tracker offers cloud-based monitoring of production equipment. RFID readers from the Pepperl+Fuchs IDENTControl System use a tag to identify assets, whose object-specific information is sent via a gateway to the Neoception Cloud, where the data can be viewed at any time. This leads to a more detailed overview and makes it easier to plan production processes.

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he number of cycles of certain components during production are determined via RFID, thus creating a more precise overview of the current plant utilization. The generic, cloud-based RFID solution makes it possible to monitor a wide range of production equipment that requires maintenance. In addition to high levels of reliability and self-sufficiency, it offers a number of other advantages.

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RFID readers from the Pepperl+Fuchs IDENTControl System use a tag to identify assets, whose object-specific information is sent via a gateway to the Neoception Cloud. Users of the service can view the data in the cloud at any time and from anywhere. Different settings can be adjusted on the intuitive user interface to configure the assets and manage notifications.

The system is highly customizable, meaning that it can be perfectly tailored to the requirements of individual production plants. For example, it is possible to define a threshold for the number of cycles that assets can complete before a service notification is generated. This makes it easier to plan device maintenance and prevents failures. It is also possible to integrate multiple production lines into the system. The user can make status requests and couple or decouple tags to or from objects in the user dashboard of the Neoception cloud.

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INNOVATIVE DRIVE SOLUTIONS FOR THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION

Intelligent, networked drives from NORD enable continuous condition monitoring and therefore form the basis for predictive maintenance.

Intelligent drive technology is the prerequisite for digitalisation and automation of production, because it enables networked or autonomous production processes in “smart factories” and keeps them running.

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s a leading supplier in the sector, NORD DRIVESYSTEMS provides pioneering drive solutions (hardware and software) and supports customers with its communication and application know-how for networking and connection of their Industry 4.0 environments.

NORD DRIVESYSTEMS has the drive units of the future and provides its customers with intelligent digitalised production with advanced maintenance concepts and new services. All NORD drives are Industry 4.0 READY and can be directly integrated as active components in Industry 4.0 environments throughout the world. The prerequisites for this are the internal PLC as decentralised intelligence and the extensive range of communication options. The drive units are compatible with all common field buses and Ethernetbased protocols and provide analogue and digital interfaces for sensors and actuators. Thanks to the integrated PLC in the drive electronics they can provide autonomous control of sequences and movements and reduce the load on the central control system. As well as this, the drive systems are scalable, so that they can be individually adapted to the automation application with regard to complexity, quantity and size. NORD drives are prepared for integration into a cloud and can be connected to various external cloud systems. Action instead of reaction Fast, efficient and comprehensive evaluation of analogue and digital data by the intelligent PLC in the drive electronics

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Thanks to the integrated PLC, the NORD: drives can form master-slave groups, which communicate with each other intelligently and take on independent control tasks.

The NORD DRIVESYSTEMS application test area consists of an oval conveyor belt with rising and falling sections, as well as a bypass section with input and discharge points from the main route.

forms the basis for modern maintenance and servicing concepts such as condition monitoring and predictive maintenance. Due to continuous monitoring of the field level, linking of communication, sensors, process data and vital parameters of the drive, deviations from the normal state can be quickly detected. Drive operators therefore have the possibility of responding in good time before damage or breakdowns occur. Condition-oriented maintenance replaces time-based maintenance. This results in many benefits for users such as an increase in plant availability, prevention of unscheduled down times, improved planning of service and maintenance as well as a significant reduction in maintenance and repair costs.

NORD application test area NORD DRIVESYSTEMS demonstrates the function and opportunities of predictive maintenance, virtual sensors, drive networking and other Industry 4.0 concepts to its customers in its in-house application test area at its headquarters in Bargteheide near Hamburg. With the scalable system a large variety of operating modes and operating states can be tested in real time. Geared motors and frequency inverters can be examined or algorithms can be tested and validated under real-life conditions. www.nord.com

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Virtual sensors At present NORD is investigating sensorless monitoring of oil ageing and the condition of geared motors with virtual sensors. The aim is a predictive maintenance concept which determines the optimum oil change and maintenance intervals for each individual geared motor, oriented to the actual condition of the geared motor and the gear oil. For this, intelligent algorithms evaluate the operating data of the frequency inverter and determine the oil temperature from this information. Without the hardware costs for external sensors, oil ageing and the optimum time for replacing the gear unit lubricant can be determined with great reliability. Tests have shown that the oil temperature as measured in tests can be reliably calculated. 21 | Industry EMEA | September 2019

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Industry EMEA is the magazine for Europe, Middle East and Africa technical engineers. Presents product news and the latest business for the...

Industry EMEA | 21 - September 2019  

Industry EMEA is the magazine for Europe, Middle East and Africa technical engineers. Presents product news and the latest business for the...