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  • Creaform
  • Rampf
  • Nexteer
  • Vector
  • Mahr
  • ABB and Microsoft
  • Baumer
creaform0416Creaform, a global provider of portable 3D measurement solutions and engineering services, today announced that Sonatest, manufacturer of nondestructive ultrasonic testing solutions (NDT), now acts as the official United partners "Pipecheck Analyze". Pipecheck is fully compatible with the ultrasonic test and the only solution that will allow the identification of possible problems on the internal and external surfaces of pipes. Read more
rampf0416The international Rampf Group is continuing to grow: In fiscal year 2015 / 16, it achieved a consolidated turnover of EUR 153 million euros. This represents an increase of 7,7% compared to the same period last year. The new core competence of RAMPF Group's Rampf Composite Solutions. Read more
nexteer0316Nexteer Automotive expanding its capacities in Munich and opened a larger office in the Schwabing district. The company is responding to the increasing demand for sales and engineering support of its customers BMW, General Motors, Volkswagen, Ford and other global automakers. Read more
vector0316Vector computer science has announced the creation of a venture capital company. The aim of the society is the targeted promotion of young start-up companies with potential for digital solutions, primarily in the technical environment. The support will be carried out both monetarily and through know-how transfer and infrastructure. Read more

Mahr lit About 150 years metrology history

The book "Measuring with Mahr" sets out to trace the company's history and the development of metrology. The authors developed numerous facts and a new perspective on the past decades. Besides the company's history is the richly illustrated book on the historic evolution of the dimensional metrology before: from calipers and the dial gauge on the automated measurement technology to measuring systems with resolutions in the nanometer range and CNC measuring stations with robot loading.... Read more
ABB and Microsoft have announced a strategic partnership to support industrial customers to provide new value with digital solutions. Customers will continue to benefit from the combination of Microsoft's intelligent cloud "Azure" and ABB's comprehensive expertise and broad portfolio of industry solutions. Read more
Baumer0316"Such services do not fall from the sky", say Helmut Braun Head of Quality Assurance Procurement Electrical and Markus Vetter Head of Electronics Purchasing at Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG in the "Preferred Supplier" award. so you express the appreciation of the world's largest manufacturer of printing machines Baumer Group, The specialist in sensors, encoders and image processing brings to. Read more

From the fields

Drive Systems

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User Report
Automobilist solves accumulating conveyor chain
Problem in the part feeding

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Case Study of Gimatic
From the item order to
Framework agreement: gripper for handling

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Electrical Engineering

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Article by Weidmüller
Contactless, maintenance-free energy transfer to 240 W for cleanrooms

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Fluid Technology

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Article by TÜV Nord
TÜV Nord closes vulnerability in testing of pressure equipment

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Development Office

  • CAD software with built-in applications

    solidworks0316 Technical Articles

    SPS IPC Drives 6 Hall, Booth 108

    Dassault Systèmes provides the new version SolidWorks 2017 in front. From small start-ups to global enterprises: More than 3.1 million users do with their product designs memorable experiences and utilize 3D-design and development applications, to which it time- and location-independent of... Read more

  • Configuring Trunk fast online

    telegaertner03161 SPS IPC Drives 10 Hall, Booth 100

    As a new service Telegärtner offers rapid and diverse online food ordering of copper trunk cables through the " Ticnet "configurator at. The service allows the factory prefabrication according to criteria such as shielded or unshielded, single line or bundle to twelve cables, plugs or module and various lengths and more....
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  • App makes Hardness conversion comfortably

    zwick0316 The free App for IOS and Android to Hardness conversion Zwick is available now on Google Play and the Apple App Store. Thus one can also easily make mobile the revaluation of hardness values ​​ISO 18265 hardness testing methods to Vickers, Brinell and Rockwell now.... Read more
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Video Dassault Systèmes
Asking SolidWorks 2017 at Torqeedo

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Machine Elements

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Fair Statement Rollon
Rüdiger Knevels over 25 years Linear Technology

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Fair Statement of ACE
Andor Raphael on the new pallet stopper
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  • Test software with intuitive and workflow-oriented operation

    zwick0416 The new Software "TestXpert III "Zwick offers an intuitive and workflow-oriented operating concept for materials testing machines. Thus it enables the efficient implementation of simple standardized tests to sophisticated testing in research and development. The new development is due to the close cooperation with users from the material testing and about 30.000... Read more
  • Optical 3D measuring machines for automated quality control

    GOM0416 K 10 Hall, Booth C22

    In response to an increased production and the resulting need fast response times companies are increasingly using an automated measurement and inspection solutions. GOM has for the optical 3D Coordinate Measuring Machine " Atos Scanbox 4105 "Develops. The standardized plug-and-play measuring cell is suitable for small and medium-sized components with a maximum weight of...
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  • Reliable measuring and testing under refrigerant

    blum0316 AMB Hall 1 stand H71

    Blum Novotest demonstrated through actual application examples why probe, laser, and Digilog- Rauheitsmesssysteme are an indispensable part of industrial 4.0. News around the topics, analogous contour scanning of workpieces in machining centers', reliable measurements despite coolant 'and, increased productivity through fast-process roughness measurements' are at the center of the stand....
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Lecture by Optris
Infrared cameras for industrial thermal images

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Mounting + Joining Technique

  • Adhesives for Multisubstratverklebung in the mass production of composite components

    henkel0416 K 15 Hall, Booth B27

    The quick setting and reliable adhesives and matrix resins of Handle are the answer to the rising demand of the automobile industry for continuous fiber reinforced high-performance composites in integrated structural assemblies. At the K show, the company offers different solutions for joining new lightweight materials....
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  • Low viscosity epoxy adhesive for bonding and potting

    kager0316 has with the epoxy adhesive type 4439 Kager a two-component system at the moment that can be used very versatile for connectionless and vergusstechnische tasks. In practical application, initially very fluid, it hardens after a few hours of up to a Shore hardness D80. Moreover, the adhesive for numerous different material combinations suitable.... Read more
  • Ultrasonic generator for automated welding processes for OEM applications

    rinco03161 K Hall 11, Stand F41

    Rinco Ultrasonics is introducing the digital ultrasonic generator "AGM Pro» for integration into special purpose machines and production lines. He is the technical development of the generator AGM and was designed for integration into special purpose machines and production lines and can be controlled completely by a plant's PLC....
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Lecture by Arnold + Shinjo
Resistive element welding for lightweight at VW

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Materials + Procedures

  • Container mixer mixes batches without downtime

    mti0416 K 9 Hall, Booth B22

    The fully automated container mixer "C Tec PRO" of MTI Mischtechnik stands for the strict separation of the mixing vessel system of the machine base. This previously as inevitable as costly downtime for cleaning conventional, rigidly configured systems account when recipe changes....
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  • High-tech material for mobile electronic devices

    covestro0316 K 6 Hall, Booth A75

    Covestro has developed a new composite technology for the efficient production of housings and other components of electronic devices, which is based on thermoplastic plastics and carbon fibers. This endless-fiber-reinforced films and sheets for further processing by customers are made....
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  • 3D-printed injection molds for series production of up to 500 piece

    Igus0416 K 13 Hall, Booth D44

    The injection is an effective method when it comes to mass production of high-performance plastics for moving application. The injection molding tools required for this are usually made of steel and are amortized only when large numbers. has a cost-saving alternative for series until 500 piece Igus now with...
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Case Study of OR Laser Technology
Additive Manufacturing accelerated form changes

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From the specials

Applied Research

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Case Study of ACE
Motor for more dynamic - safety buffers for added peace

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Case study of Rampf
Sealing systems based on polyurethane and silicone for the car

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Renewable Energies

  • Drive technology and control brings up to 80% higher efficiencies in wave power plant

    siemens10416 The Nemos GmbH has developed a wave power plant that supplies compared to competing products around 30% higher efficiencies. Following the success of the pilot plant in Denmark is scheduled for commissioning 2017 the first large-scale plant. The combination of the connection to existing offshore wind turbines, the use of existing infrastructure and the use... Read more
  • Spherical roller bearings for the main shaft in the wind energy plant

    skf0316The newly developed SKF spherical roller bearings for the main shafts of Wind Turbines offers an exceptional robustness and a particularly high reliability for sustainable energy production. Thus, the profitability and reliability of turbines increased in the wind power industry. Read more
  • Staying on course in wind energy

    cluster0316 Technical Articles

    The next week incipient world's leading trade fair WindEnergy Hamburg takes the EEHH clusters to look for the occasion, what do other countries with regard to wind energy. It is obvious: in all emerging nations it is governments that create correspondingly good conditions.

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Article by Harting
Connectors for modular energy storage in Smart Grid

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  • Embedded security solutions for the protection of IoT devices

    renesas0316 Renesas Electronics presents a series of embedded security solutions. This use universal microcontrollers (MCUs) and microprocessors (MPUs) as a completely new security structures for embedded devices, as IoT endpoints (IoT - IoT) in homes and buildings are used. The first product of this series the RX231 Communications Security Evaluation Kit provided by the manufacturer before now.... Read more
  • Building automation integrated IoT and Busvielfalt

    peaknx20216 Cover story

    Smart system solutions and modern design are laying the foundation for better quality of life. Peaknx offers a range of innovations for this topic: including touch screens for smart home design or TV in the home network, supported by a software kit for all transmission paths.

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  • Fire protection switch reduces risk of electrically ignited fires

    eaton0216 To better protect people and facilities against fires by arcs, has Eaton now developed the fire protection switch AFDD (Arc Fault Detection Device). This new device detects high frequency patterns in an electrical system, which point to an arc and triggers a safety switch in order to eliminate the risk.... Read more
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Article by Peaknx
Multilingual building automation: When the bus comes into the house

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Food and Beverage Industry

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Case Study of Mayr
Reliable couplings secure ice and fresh cheese production

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Medical Technology

  • User interfaces for the networked operating room

    steute0416 Medica Hall 11, Stand J39

    In modern operating the operator is faced with the task of controlling a growing number of medical devices via footswitch. This requires concentration, especially since the control functions are arranged differently. In addition, the operator will hardly find the most ergonomic position for each switch. Thanks Steute it is...
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  • Wheelchair robot that can climb stairs

    ipa10316 By "Mebot" the "Human Engineering Research Lab (HERL)" has developed from Pittsburgh the first wheelchair robot that can autonomously negotiate stairs and curbs. The for supporting radar measurement technology has integrated the Fraunhofer IPA. The world's largest research laboratory for wheelchairs has first developed a robotic system that can climb stairs.
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  • Play free safety brakes in electromagnetic design

    mayr0316 SPS IPC Drives 4 Hall, Booth 278

    The " Roba-linearstop "brakes for vertical axes ensure in machinery and equipment reliable protection for people and material. For applications where no compressors or generators for compressed air or hydraulic oil are available or are not desired, has Mayr power transmission an electromagnetic version of the proven...
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Case Study of Rodriguez
Ball slewing rings mastering large tilting moments

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Microsystem Technology

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Article by Renesas
Microcontroller for the industrial Internet of Things

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Mobile Working Machines

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Article by Bosch
Hybridization and fuel cell for off-highway drive
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Rodriguez2 largeUser Report

Hannover Messe Hall 17, as B40

For the reduction of harmful emissions from diesel engines in the public transport particulate filters have proven themselves. Negative characteristics to remain relatively high noise level and usually Overpowering the buses for the pure city use. High fuel consumption and correspondingly high emissions are the result. This is where the hybrid drive concept of e-Traction, which is supported by thin-section bearings from Kaydon Rodriguez.

Rodriguez10412E-Traction from Apeldoorn, the Netherlands has specialized in the development and prototyping of electric drives. It all began in 1981 than Arjan Heinen with his first company managed to double through optimization of energy consumption, the operating time of between two forklifts for charging. In a series of projects aim was to realize electric driverless transport systems between the long-term parking and the terminals of the Amsterdam airport. It Heinen became clear that almost 50% of the energy have been swallowed by the gearbox. The logical development step "The Wheel" was: The registered trademark for a wheel unit combines wheel and electric motor and thus does without gears. The Wheel also contains an electrical or mechanical steering, shock absorbers and height control.

Redundant power transmission

Rodriguez30412The great advantage of the Wheel is that absolutely no additional transmission is needed. While in conventional electric motors, the housing is arranged stationary, and the inner rotor rotates, the wheel unit operates according to the reverse principle: the inner part remains stationary while the housing is rotated, which is also the tire is mounted directly. In this case, the larger the diameter of the engine, the higher the torque produced. In addition, conventional powertrains need a mechanical differential that compensates the different path lengths in corners and prevents erasing one of the wheels. At The Wheel-based actuators eliminates even this mechanical component. The required speed is balancing hardware and software-controlled. The same electronic management system takes over the functions of traction control and an anti-lock braking system.

The brake is released electromagnetically, while the excess energy is fed back into the power batteries. Particularly in pure battery mode extends this function, the range of a vehicle considerably. This allows lighter batteries are used, which has a positive effect on the total weight of the vehicle.

Small engine, large power

Rodriguez40412On the basis of The Weel 2004 became known as "The Whisper" a new drive concept for diesel-electric city buses introduced. The actual drive is via one's Something in the two front wheels, which are fed from a battery pack. To compensate for the relatively low range of pure electric vehicles, the batteries are supplied from a power-optimized Volkswagen passenger car diesel engine with a downstream generator. The advantage of this solution is that the engine can be made much smaller than is the case with normal diesel buses. This reduces fuel consumption, exhaust and noise emissions drastically. So a average European consumes Citybus in conventional construction as 1 2 liters of diesel per km, a bus of e-Traction comes with this amount of fuel 6,3 miles. The use of lithium-ion batteries and an improved generator management, these buses even reach a range of 7,6 km / l. The pollutant emissions are reduced by about two thirds.

Lean Warehouse convinced

Initially six different drives were installed in two different body variations and tested. It contributed Kaydon thin-section bearing the Rodriguez GmbH, Eschweiler, an important contribution. In The Wheel bearings are standard with an internal diameter of 18 inches and a cross section of an inch using. They convinced the one due to the large inner diameter for the implementation of the drive. Secondly, the outer diameter due to the small cross-section could be as small as possible be maintained. It filled the lean warehouse technology all performance requirements. Finally, it gave Rodriguez a conservatively calculated life expectancy of about 7500 h

After the testing phase, the hybrid cars are from 2006 entered production numbers between 200 and 500 units per year in a row. If one with an average mileage of 90.000 km per year based on a realistic fuel savings of 30.000 liters per year per vehicle, this means a promising possibility of environmental impact. Proven in practice: Since July 2009 Whisper the third generation is in the public transport mobility.

Thin section bearings for exceptional environmental conditions

Rodriguez50412The thin-section bearing expertise of Rodriguez primarily where exceptional environmental conditions apply when standard bearings reach their limits. So "Reali Slim" thin-section bearings have been modified for specific applications, for example, the joints in the robotic arm of the Phoenix Mars Lander. The vehicle arrives on the red planet to collect samples used. With a complete set of ball bearings to keep the forces and vibrations when starting level and stand out despite its compact, lightweight design for high load capacities. The bearings have to withstand very high forces: Breaking the ice on the surface and digging up 50 cm depth requires a force of about 45 kg. The bearings are made of heat treated 440C stainless steel, which is in addition honed to achieve an exceptionally smooth surface and a better ride. A further heat treatment allows the use of extreme cold, the joints of the robot are designed for a temperature of up to-108 ° C. Accordingly, the bearing are greased with special lubricant with low outgassing, which in extreme cold is not too tough and not in the rarefied atmosphere evaporates.

A cross section for five sizes

The thin-section bearings are characterized by a very small cross section at large bore diameter. The cross-section is the same for all sizes of a series. For even greater demands on miniaturization, weight reduction and very compact design, the thin section bearing program at the "Ultra Slim" series with a cross section of only 2,5 x 3 mm was expanded, which also remains constant with increasing hole diameter.

Whether inch or metric, or Reali Slim Ultra Slim as hybrid or custom designed - the portfolio comprises more than 250 thin section bearing types. This provides the optimal application-specific storage solution for every need are available.

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Date: Tuesday 18. October 2016
Date: Saturday 29. October 2016
Date: Sunday 30. October 2016

Next Event Dates

Tue Oct @ 25 09: 00 Workshop Robotics - Fundamentals Organizer: Mitsubishi Electric
Tue Oct @ 25 09: 00 Energy efficiency in mechanical engineering - Seminar Organizer: Schmersal
Wed October 2609: 00 Implementation of the Machinery Directive / CE Conformity assessment - Seminar proceedings Organizer: Schmersal
Wed October 2609: 00 Workshop Robotics - Fundamentals Organizer: Mitsubishi Electric
Thu Oct @ 27 09: 00 Safety-Oriented Design and ergonomics-design of machinery and equipment - Seminar Organizer: Schmersal
Thu Oct @ 27 09: 30 Safe operation and reconstruction of machines Organizer: Leuze electronic

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