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Robots as tube bending machines?

How automation can be improved and handling concepts can provide specific benefits

Robots as tube bending machines?

For low-vibration machining with long tubes, the bending machine is simply put in the robot’s hand. (Source: transfluid)

The trend towards flexibility in machining processes with a high degree of automation is still clearly enduring in many sectors. Nonetheless, with all the innovative strength and performance power of such systems, we still have the question: When and how does it make sense to automate? And, is the robot a means to an end or the deciding factor?
Stefanie Flaeper, Managing Director at transfluid, has the answers. The specialists for high-tech tube processing equipment have already been developing their ‚t motion‘ solution for process automation for many years and for a great variety of application areas. „Of course, with all the enthusiasm for automation there is always the question of benefits. Because the reasons for deciding to go for an automated process, are certainly diverse. Sometimes the objective is to achieve process capability and quality independent of the operator. In other sectors or applications, the focus is on cost reduction for a process. Because a great deal of ‚know-how‘ is required to be able to leverage the optimum results from the machining components through to operation“, explains Stefanie Flaeper.

The question of suitable handling
transfluid can rely on their wide product range for the realisation of the individually developed manufacturing cells. With the integration of well-proven technologies for tube bending or forming, the automation options are always consistently exploited. For example, if it is necessary to cut at the start, transfluid’s chipless orbital tube cutter provides a tidy route for direct further processing. As a result, it is possible to carry out forming processes at the end of the tube and bending pre-formed tubes, for example, without any delays.
With the great variety of possibilities, such as integrated labelling systems or optical measurement systems, the clarification of the general question of the layout of the respective handling system is one of the most important. „Robots are one variant, the other could be an electrical servo driven 4-axis linear handling unit, for example. Both systems have their appeal – certainly the linear system if the central factors are the handling times, short tubes or machining prior to the bending process“, says Stefanie Flaeper. The advantages of the linear systems in comparison to robots lie in particular in the high speed and that they are simpler to program. „Linear systems increase the degree of utilisation of the integrated machines. In contrast, a robot is a great deal more flexible. At least when it comes to automated tube bending“, explains Stefanie Flaeper.

The robot as a machine
A supplementary concept for the forward-looking ‚t-motion‘ automation systems from transfluid is the option to employ the robot as a machine rather than only for handling tasks. „With one of our current projects, we must find a solution and decide whether we install a bending machine and automate this via a robot, or simply take the opportunity to use a robot as a machine“, says Stefanie Flaeper.
In order to realise this, the transfluid engineers have simply put a bending machine into the robot’s hand.
This robot bending machine is able to bend right-left with a single setting. And, it is extremely flexible, in particular when long tubes have to be bent – or for example, pipe-hose combinations whereby the hose has already been installed prior to the bending process.

No tool change and vibration-free automation
Because this enables the bending head to be equipped with several levels, it is possible to bend different tube diameters without a tool change. The advantage of such robot bending machines is obvious: The bending of long tubes can be automated without substantial vibrations and the bending speed can be maintained as relatively constant over the whole length. The robot has innate advantages when it comes to the handling of the tubes from a magazine and the transfer to a store after processing. This allows steel tubes up to 22mm in diameter to be bent without a mandrel.

Robots also bend pre-machined tubes
In addition to conventional bending methods, there is also a further process available for using robots to bend tubes with an internal mandrel. This is fascinating if both ends of the workpiece have already been machined, for example. The robot can start with the bending from both sides. As a result, the transfluid concept has opened up an amazing opportunity to bend both ends into the final shape without an additional length being required.

Programming was yesterday“s solution
„The programming of robots represents an entirely justified hurdle for many companies. For this reason we have made it simple and in fact missing altogether with our robot bending systems“, stresses Stefanie Flaeper. With the transfluid systems, the coordinates are loaded from the CAD system and the robot knows how it must bend. Furthermore, it is possible to connect to measurement systems and so manual corrections can be very simply implemented, as the robot is operated via a normal bending machine controller. As a result, the utilisation of the robot can be even more cost effective.

Plug & Play
With the intelligent networking of their processing technologies from chipless tube cutting through re-forming through to bending, and with integrated technical options, such as product marking, weld seam checking, camera checking systems or the feeding and fastening of external components such as flanges, transfluid has been developing individually tailored automation systems for almost two decades. For specific challenges with linear handling for rapid cycle times or by robot for universal tasks and with complete incorporation of external systems or peripheral functions. This is how „Plug & Play“ production starts.

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transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH – the solution for tubes

transfluid is sought after worldwide as a partner for manufacturing tube bending machines and tube processing machines. Since 1988 transfluid has been further developing its technologies for tube machining, so that it can provide customer-oriented, tailor-made solutions – for plant and machine construction, the automotive and energy industries,
shipbuilding and medical device manufacturing.

transfluid’s product portfolio offers perfect solutions in five different machine categories, that meet all the requirements in tube processing. t bend stands for a wide range of tube bending machines, which fulfil the highest demands in terms of industrial applications. The tube forming machines in the t form range offer the perfect tube shaping solutions. Tube forming is important as an individual or supplementary process, in order to obtain optimally tailored tubes. Automation systems are offered as fully developed concepts for bending and forming technology, under t motion. t cut covers the field of tube cutting machines. Here, transfluid is able to provide a range of different systems, for example for chipless orbital cutting and special knive separation processes. The category t clean encompasses tube cleaning machines. These ensure the cleanliness of workpieces and tubes. Additionally, with the new tu go range, transfluid offers a standardised portfolio of machinery, which is available from stock for immediate delivery. transfluid offers the powerful software t project for rapid and reliable tube processing. It can be used as an effective online solution for bending machines and the majority of CAD systems.

www.transfluid.net

Firmenkontakt
transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH
Stefanie Flaeper
Hünegräben 20-22
57392 Schmallenberg
+49 2972 97 15 – 0
+49 2972 97 15 – 11
s.koehler@psv-marketing.de
https://www.transfluid.net

Pressekontakt
PSV
Stefan Köhler
Schlachthausstraße 10
57072 Siegen
+49 (0) 271 7700160
s.koehler@psv-marketing.de
http://www.psv-marketing.de

Business Economy Finances

Franchising for Business Centers

Franchising for Business Centers

De Soet Consulting Business Center headquarter

Franchising has had a bad reputation in the past when it first started, but it has come a long way and is highly recognized now, considering that a lot of companies became successful because they were part of a big franchise system. When people think about franchising they usually think about restaurants or clothing brands, but there are more possibilities.

GMC AG, for example, offers their franchise system. It is a popular system which is based on a great business concept. Rieta de Soet says, franchising opens up a lot of opportunities.

Business Center offer completeley equipped offices and conference rooms, that can be rented for a few days, weeks or even months and years. Business Center are perfect for franchising, because there is a great demand in renting shortterm-offices, rather than committing to one permanent office.

There are a lot of benefits coming from franchising. Franchising is perfect for people who want to pursuit their dream of having their own company. However franchising can minimize the risk of financial bankruptcy, because the new owner gets to work with a proven system, claims Rieta de Soet, CEO of Global Management Consultants AG.

Über GMC AG

GMC AG mit Hauptsitz in Zug/Schweiz, ist mit zahlreichen Business Centern international in Amerika, Australien, Asien und Europa vertreten. In seinen Business Centern stehen Betriebswirte, Steuerberater, Marketing- und Unternehmensberater den Kunden zur Verfügung, die seit über 20 Jahren in den Bereichen Business Center, Firmengründung und Managementberatung tätig sind.

Kontakt
GMC Global Management Consultants AG
Rieta Vanessa
Gubelstrasse 12
6300 Zug
0041 41 560 77 00
info@gmc-consultants.ch
http://www.gmc-consultants.ch

Automotive Traffic

SmartTOP convertible top module for Mercedes-Benz C-Class & S-Class available soon

The retrofit SmartTOP roof control by the manufacturer Mods4cars, for both of the new Mercedes-Benz models of the C-Class and S-Class will be available from August 2017 onwards.

SmartTOP convertible top module for Mercedes-Benz C-Class & S-Class available soon

SmartTOP convertible top module for Mercedes-Benz C-Class & S-Class

Las Vegas, Nevada – June 29, 2017

As of August 2017, the SmartTOP roof control system by Mods4cars will be available for the new models of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class (A205) and S-Class (A217). The retrofitted module provides clever functions, which makes the convertibles operation more comfortable.

The SmartTOP roof module makes the opening and closing of the roof via the vehicle key possible from a distance. The SmartTOP customer can open the top of their convertible while heading toward their vehicle. For this, only a short key combination on the key fob is required.

Furthermore, the SmartTOP module makes One-Touch-Top-Control possible while driving. With just one push of a button in the interior the convertibles top movement is activated. It is thereby no longer necessary to continuously hold down the button. So, hands are faster back on the steering wheel.

The latest development from Mods4cars will also contain useful additional features. For example, windows can be operated via the vehicles remote control. Starting and stopping the engine does not interrupt the convertible top movement. In addition, the control can be deactivated as required.

Each module can be programmed according to the personal wishes via any PC. For this reason, a USB port is attached to the SmartTOP module. With it you can also download software updates that Mods4cars provides, unlimited, for free of charge.

Also included in delivery is a plug-in installation kit. This ensures easy installation. „The new SmartTOP soft top control for the Mercedes-Benz C- and S-Class is delivered with a plug-and-play wiring harness,“ explains PR spokesman Sven Tornow. „By simply plugging in, connection between the SmartTOP and the vehicles electronics takes place. No cables need to be cut through. Connectors in original OEM quality guarantee a 100% accuracy,“ Sven Tornow continues.

The convertible top control for the new models of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class (A205) and S-Class (A217) will be available from August 2017 onwards. For preceding models soft top control systems are already on offer.

Mods4cars also supports the following car brands: Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volvo and VW.

A first demo video can be found here:
http://youtu.be/XHhhpemcLus

For more information:
http://www.mods4cars.com

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About Mods4cars:

Mods4cars was founded in 2002 from the idea to add a highly demanded feature to the otherwise almost perfect Porsche Boxster: Comfort One-Touch roof operation while driving at slow speeds. The resulting product offered not only that, but also allowed quick and easy installation by just swapping out a relay box, thus leaving no traces and no permanent changes on the vehicle. The first SmartTOP roof controller was born.

The success of their first products in Germany and Europe prompted them in late 2004 to move operations to the USA, to be able to serve the American market as well as all other English speaking countries such as Australia, UK and South Africa from one central location. Their business has grown to a full-fledged international corporation with an office in Las Vegas and a full line of innovative products as well as distributors and installation partners all over the globe.

Being highly specialized in the development and distribution of aftermarket roof- and comfort controllers since 2002 allows them to offer an unsurpassed level of competence and product quality. Their main goal is optimization of each individual product to a maximum in compatibility, usability and intuitive operation. They put greatest effort into development and quality checks of all their products to achieve this goal and meet all expectations of their customers.

The extraordinary success of their products is also based on the great communication with their customers, which usually already starts for each new product during the development and prototyping phase.

Kontakt
Mods4cars LLC
Sven Tornow
E. Flamingo Rd #3100 1350
89119 Las Vegas (NV) – USA
+1-310-9109055
tornow@mods4cars.com
http://www.mods4cars.com

Fashion Trends Lifestyle

04651/ PRESENTS NEW SPRING/SUMMER COLLECTION 2018

A TRIP IN A BAG -RELAXED, MODERN BASICS PROVDING REAL COMFORT, MANUFACTURED USING THE FINEST MATERIALS ONLY. APART FROM THE ESSENTIALS IN THE MAIN COLLECTION, 04651/ NOW OFFERS SIGNATURE PIECES IN TWO SEPARATE CAPSULE COLLECTIONS FOR THE FIRST TIME.

04651/ PRESENTS NEW SPRING/SUMMER COLLECTION 2018

04651/

A TRIP IN A BAG -this slogan sums up the idea behind 04651/. Relaxed, modern basics providing real comfort and a sensual feel, manufactured using the finest materials only -which is almost all you need to put into your carry-all for a mini break by the sea. „Easy to understand, modern, practical and luxurious, and at the same time close to nature and relaxed, straightforward and timeless.With 04651/, we continue to offer an exceptionally sophisticated travel collection -the perfect essential pieces for that „trip in a bag“, to spend a weekend by the sea or in the city. Now in its sixth season, the collection today is very international, but has never lost touch with its origins,“ CEO Lars Braun comments.

Apart from the essentials in the main collection, 04651/ now offers signature pieces in two separate capsule collections for the first time. The „Oyster Capsule Collection“ excels with luxury fabrics from the world“s best weavers and surprises us with extraordinary details reminiscent of Sylt oyster shells. The „Wave Capsule Collection“ offers styles that represent the athleisure trend, stylishly played out using technically innovative materials.

In the spring/summer 2018 season, 04651/ show its laid-back, relaxed and comfortable side -summery, Nordic, classy and abundant with the very best materials. The key player this season: linen in every possible way. Knitted, woven, light as a feather or densely processed, it is the perfect summer fabric and, first-class workmanship provided, the epitome of luxury.

A special highlight in the 04651/ range -and available for the first time -are t-shirts, swim shorts and beach towels with specially produced photo prints that result from our campaign shoot on Sylt. These prints in a faded-out look appear like they were roughened by the salty marine air. „Seagull“, „Lighthouse“ and „Shore“ are three themes that go back to the origins of 04651/ -the unspoiled landscapes of Sylt. The beach towel can be stowed away in a nylon pouch and carried on the back, which shows that performance aspects again play a big role this season. Stripes are used in a well-thought-out manner and set an accent.

For its outerwear range, 04651/ is reissuing the „Rainjacket“, a typically North German bad-weather staple that is also available in an elongated variety. A heavy, luxurious linen blouson and a so-called „body warmer“ complement the outerwear collection. The „body warmer“ is the 04651/ term for a light down gilet that is just perfect for layering and shields off its wearer from the rough sea breeze. It can be combined with virtually every other top in the collection.

For the realm of trousers, brand manager Matthias Garske explains how 04651/ sets itself apart: „We view the domain of classic trousers as sufficiently covered and are therefore focussing on our very successful jogger pants styles. For the new season we looked into the details again to bring these to perfection. All styles are cosy, laid-back and elaborately finished. Linen and cotton exude a summery air. Poplin is just perfect for a more dressy version of jogger pants.“

The accessories range of 04651/ again offers the „Three-day bag“ as well as the „five-day bag“, for these short and not-so-short escapes from the everyday. The colour palette remains Nordic and fresh: navy, sky blue, white and green that remind us of the Sylt landscapes -which are as natural as they are subdued.

WAVE CAPSULE COLLECTION

Classically functional and uncompromisingly luxurious -athleisure brings together what belongs together. Quite naturally, an active lifestyle reflects in all areas of life. The „Wave Capsule Collection“ is a symbol of the rough North Sea and its waves, dynamic, never static, wild and soothing at the same time. Perfectly suitable for creating a bond between its wearer and nature, it offers a well-being collection for a long jog along the beach or a yoga class.
The finest fabrics, functional details and technical fibres are used, which are wind- and water-resistant as well as breathable. The colour range here is limited to navy and white. The „Kangaroo Jacket“, „Hybrid Blouson“ and „Technical Tee“ all offer details like phone and key pockets or reflective neon piping. A matching accessory is the „Wave Bag“ a light gym bag providing lots of space.

OYSTER CAPSULE COLLECTION

Inspired by the Sylt oyster, the „Oyster Capsule Collection“ refers to nature in its most original existence. „The Cardigan“, „The Blouson“, „The Shirt“ -all of which are thoroughly selected and luxurious down to the smallest detail. An extraordinary highlight are the buttons of the „Oyster Capsule Collection“ that are manufactured using the mother-of-pearl from the Sylt oyster. The zips are from an exclusive Swiss manufacture. The entire knitwear collection is made in Biella, the Italian cashmere stronghold.

DOWNLOAD IMAGES HERE: https://goo.gl/1Zn72r

ABOUT 04651/

The quintessential 04651/ day? You“ll be woken by the fresh breeze of the Sea to start the day with the comforting feeling of home in your heart. The rough ocean on one side and the Wadden sea on the other side create moments where time seemingly comes to a standstill for a moment.

„A trip in a bag“ is the idea behind the collection. Finest quality, closeness to nature and a touch of luxury:everything packed up in a carry-all to spend a weekend on the most beautiful of all the German islands of the North Sea, Sylt – or on any other of the worlds beautiful coasts.

04651/ represents quality, casual chic and subdued elegance, paired with understatement and traditional values, all refined with that touch of luxury.
In short: a small but sophisticated selection of essentials for men and the ideal balance of effortless elegance, outstanding comfort and a relaxed casual feeling. The range is complemented with subtly coordinated bags, shoes and accessories.

All the designs are developed on Sylt and production is exclusively carried out in Europe. 04651/ represents a muted look that will last beyond the seasonal speed of fashion and is not defined by short-lived trends.

Kontakt
04651/
Jamina Behrens
Mönckebergstr. 17
20095 Hamburg
+49 4651/8044980
+49 4651.8044989
presse@04651-sylt.de
http://www.04651-sylt.de/

Automotive Traffic

Mods4cars Video-in-motion unlocker SmartTV for Volkswagen and Bentley in a new design

The manufacturer Mods4cars has reworked the design of its retrofit SmartTV module. The Video-in-motion unlocker for Volkswagen, Bentley and Skoda is now also being shipped in the newly designed housing.

Mods4cars Video-in-motion unlocker SmartTV for Volkswagen and Bentley in a new design

Mods4cars Video-in-motion unlocker SmartTV for Volkswagen

Las Vegas, Nevada – June 28, 2017

As of now the company Mods4cars delivers its Video-in-motion unlocker SmartTV for Volkswagen, Bentley and Skoda in a new housing. With the retrofit module it is possible to activate TV and DVD playback while driving. This allows the passenger to use the entertainment system and play DVDs during long journeys.

„With our SmartTV control, we offer a well thought-out and professional solution for TV unblocking,“ explains PR spokesman Sven Tornow. The SmartTV module is firmly installed in the vehicle, which means that the functions are retained even after inspection by a workshop. Activation and deactivation of the Video-in-motion module are carried out via a key combination in the interior.

Mods4cars has optimized the design of their SmartTV module. The housing, designed specifically for Mods4cars, is 30% narrower and therefore easier to mount in the vehicle. Two LEDs provide additional help with installation. As less plastic and no screws are used, it is also more environmentally friendly.

The SmartTV module has a standard USB port. This makes it possible to upload software updates, which Mods4cars provides free of charge. Thereby, the Video-in-motion unlocker always remains up to date. The SmartTV module can also be deactivated completely as required. A trace-free dismantling is also possible at any time, as no lines are cut through during installation.

The Video-in-motion unlocker SmartTV can be used by numerous models. With Volkswagen, the following Navi-Radios are supported: MFD-2, RNS-300 and RNS-510. It is also compatible with all Bentley models with CAN-Bus and Skoda vehicles with the „Columbus“ Navi-Radio. In addition, Video-in-motion unlockers are also offered for vehicle brands BMW and Mercedes-Benz. The SmartTV module is available from 169,00 Euro + tax.

The company Mods4cars is manufacturer of the SmartTOP soft top controls. The clever cabriolet module allows the opening and closing of the convertible top while driving with just one push of a button as well as the operation of the roof top via the original vehicle keys from a distance. They are available for all current convertible and roadster models.

A demonstration of the SmartTV can be viewed here:
http://youtu.be/7cwVFCEANlg

For more information:
http://www.mods4cars.com

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About Mods4cars:

Mods4cars was founded in 2002 from the idea to add a highly demanded feature to the otherwise almost perfect Porsche Boxster: Comfort One-Touch roof operation while driving at slow speeds. The resulting product offered not only that, but also allowed quick and easy installation by just swapping out a relay box, thus leaving no traces and no permanent changes on the vehicle. The first SmartTOP roof controller was born.

The success of their first products in Germany and Europe prompted them in late 2004 to move operations to the USA, to be able to serve the American market as well as all other English speaking countries such as Australia, UK and South Africa from one central location. Their business has grown to a full-fledged international corporation with an office in Las Vegas and a full line of innovative products as well as distributors and installation partners all over the globe.

Being highly specialized in the development and distribution of aftermarket roof- and comfort controllers since 2002 allows them to offer an unsurpassed level of competence and product quality. Their main goal is optimization of each individual product to a maximum in compatibility, usability and intuitive operation. They put greatest effort into development and quality checks of all their products to achieve this goal and meet all expectations of their customers.

The extraordinary success of their products is also based on the great communication with their customers, which usually already starts for each new product during the development and prototyping phase.

Kontakt
Mods4cars LLC
Sven Tornow
E. Flamingo Rd #3100 1350
89119 Las Vegas (NV) – USA
+1-310-9109055
tornow@mods4cars.com
http://www.mods4cars.com

Politics Law Society

Voluntary declaration for tax evasion still possible

Voluntary declaration for tax evasion still possible

Voluntary declaration for tax evasion still possible

While the number of voluntary declarations for tax evasion is declining, voluntary disclosure remains possible and is the only way of avoiding the imminent prospect of a conviction for tax evasion.

Following the boom years, the number of voluntary declarations for tax evasion has since fallen sharply. Notwithstanding this, the assumption still stands that untaxed income continues to be deposited in foreign accounts. Tax evaders should anticipate these illicit earnings being discovered now more than ever, as there will be no easing up in terms of the cross-border efforts in the fight against tax evasion. Moreover, tax investigators now have a powerful tool at their disposal in the form of the automatic exchange of financial information.

We at the law firm GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte would advise anyone who is still concealing untaxed income from the exchequer that it remains possible to submit a voluntary declaration leading to immunity. However, the matter should not be put off any longer due to the increased risk of detection. Having said that, the voluntary declaration needs to be submitted before the tax evasion is discovered by the authorities for it to be capable of leading to immunity. In addition, it needs to be complete and free from errors. To this end, it is necessary, among other things, to disclose all information from the past ten years that is relevant from a tax perspective. This requires meticulous preparation of the voluntary declaration as well as expert advice.

For a layperson, it is almost impossible to satisfy the stringent requirements laid out by the legislature for voluntary disclosure to lead to immunity. Those who nonetheless attempt to prepare a voluntary declaration on their own or with the help of standard templates found online are taking a big risk; it is almost impossible to account for all of the complex processes in this manner, and even minor errors can result in the voluntary declaration failing to lead to immunity. In that case, high fines and severe custodial sentences are still a possibility in the event of a conviction for tax evasion despite voluntary disclosure.

To avoid this risk, tax dodgers who wish to return to a state of tax compliance can turn to lawyers and tax advisors who are experienced in the field of tax law. They are able to account for the complexity of each individual case and know which documents and information the voluntary declaration needs to include for it to be capable of leading to immunity.

https://www.grprainer.com/en/legal-advice/tax-law/voluntary-disclosure.html

GRP Rainer LLP www.grprainer.com/en/ is an international firm of lawyers and tax advisors who are specialists in commercial law. The firm counsels commercial and industrial companies and corporations, as well as associations, small- and mid-sized businesses, self-employed freelancers and private individuals worldwide from offices Cologne, Berlin, Bonn, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart and London UK.

Kontakt
GRP Rainer LLP
Michael Rainer
Augustinerstraße 10
50667 Cologne
+49 221-27 22 75-0
+49 221-27 22 75-24
info@grprainer.com
http://www.grprainer.com/en

Science Research Technology

Touch Displays WAY-AX and WAY-DX

Touch Displays WAY-AX and WAY-DX

Touch displays WAY-AX and WAY-DX

The innovative touch display series WAY-AX and WAY-DX for the process control in the manufacturing of high quality products.

Better usability by a wide range of models.

Process Indicator WAY-AX
– for two analog values or potentiometer input
– applicable as flow meter, level meter, pressure meter etc.

Digital Indicator WAY-DX
– for incremental encoder or sensor signals
– applicable as counter, position meter, tachometer, frequency meter, speed meter etc.
– additional functions e.g. timer, calculation of process time, reciprocal calculation

Better Visibility by a strong contrast & high resolution

Dot Matrix Display with 186 x 64 pixel
– clear text explanations and commands are providing an intuitive menu structure
– a wide range of units as well as any kind of symbols can be displayed

Three color LCD-Backlight (green, yellow, red)
– color can be adjusted easily by just one parameter
– event depending color change, e. g. below limit, close limit, over limit

Better flexibility by touch & optional modules

Resistive Touch Panel with IP65 protection and enhanced temperature range (-20°C … 60°C)
– Suitable for rough environmental conditions
– Can be operated with any kind of working gloves, no limits on the used material
– Maximum flexibility by modular design

WAY-AX
– 2 analog inputs (16 bit), 3 control inputs
– -10 V … +10 V / 0 … 20 mA / 4 … 20 mA
– accurate 10 V reference output for potentiometers
– mode for single, dual or cross calculated inputs
– totalization, tare, average filter, etc. for each input
– totalization of sum / difference of both inputs
– linearization with 24 set points for each input

WAY-DX
– 2 incremental inputs (HTL), 3 control inputs
– for PNP, NPN or NAMUR sensors
– up to 250 kHz
– for speed, process time, timer, counter or velocity application
– linearization with 24 set points
– scaling, average filter, start up suppression

For more information please visit the product site at www.waycon.biz/products/display-controls/

WayConPositionsmesstechnik GmbH has been developing and manufacturing precision sensors for position and distance measurement since 1999. As an innovative company with headquarters in Taufkirchen near Munich and a branch in Brühl near Cologne, we sell our products all over the world. Our goal is to provide our customers with the best possible measurement technique solution: from high-quality sensors from the standard range to customer-specific solutions, from prototype to series production – for the most varied applications in industry and research. The products made in Taufkirchen are subject to rigorous quality standards and every single one is delivered to our customers with a calibration certificate.

Firmenkontakt
Waycon Positionsmesstechnik GmbH
Marcus Venghaus
Mehlbeerenstr 4
82024 Taufkirchen
089-67-9713-0
info@waycon.de
http://www.waycon.biz

Pressekontakt
Waycon Positionsmesstechnik GmbH
Marcus Venghaus
Mehlbeerenstr. 4
82024 Taufkirchen
+49 89 679713-0
presse@waycon.de
http://www.waycon.biz

Engineering

GKN Sinter Metals recognized for Design Excellence with two MPIF awards

GKN Sinter Metals recognized for Design Excellence with two MPIF awards

Award-winning technology: the GKN output pulley and the GKN planetary carrier assembly

GKN Sinter Metals has received two Grand Prize Design Excellence Awards from the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF). The awards were in the Automotive Transmission category and the Automotive Chassis category.

The MPIF Design Excellence Awards recognize companies who use the flexibility of Powder Metallurgy (PM) materials to push new designs and concepts into a progressive industry. GKN accepted the awards at the annual PowderMet Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In the Automotive Transmission category, GKN Sinter Metals‘ planetary carrier assembly for Ford Motor Company’s 10-speed transmission won the Grand Prize. The sinter-brazed copper-steel assembly is comprised of a cage and a flanged hub, and features a novel twist-lock geometry as a bearing retainer.

GKN’s copper-steel output pulley for Nidec Automotive Motor Americas won the Grand Prize in the Automotive Chassis category. The pulley includes a compacted, net-shape groove for an electric reclining mechanism in a mini-van rear seat application, significantly reducing cost.

MPIF recognized eight products across the industry at the conference for elite awards, and GKN is the only company in 2017 to win two Grand Prize awards. MPIF is an international federation with a mission to advance PM and particulate materials.

„GKN is pleased to receive two awards in 2017 and recognizes MPIF“s role in promoting the PM industry,“ said Alan Taylor, Vice President Lightweight Technology, GKN Sinter Metals. „The two winning parts detail the breadth of design opportunities when using PM and provided our customers exceptional value when compared to other metal working processes.“

About GKN Sinter Metals
GKN Sinter Metals is the world’s largest producer of precision powder metal products. With a focus on superior delivery, quality and total solutions, the company offers extensive technical expertise in design, testing and various process technologies. GKN Sinter Metals offers a full range of complex shapes and high strength products for automotive, industrial and consumer markets worldwide. The company’s global footprint spans more than 13 countries across five continents. GKN Sinter Metals is in close proximity to its customers with more than 30 global locations and approximately 7,000 employees.

About GKN plc
GKN plc is a global engineering group. It has three divisions: GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline and GKN Powder Metallurgy, which operate in the aerospace and automotive markets. Over 58,000 people work in GKN companies and joint ventures in more than 30 countries. GKN is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: GKN) and recorded sales of 9.4 billion in the year to 31 December 2016.

Firmenkontakt
GKN Sinter Metals Engineering GmbH
Kayla Varicalli
Krebsöge 10
42477 Radevormwald
03603895980
kayla.varicalli@gkn.com
http://www.gkn.com/sintermetals

Pressekontakt
GKN Sinter Metals Engineering GmbH
Susanne Hütter
Krebsöge 10
42477 Radevormwald
03603895980
susanne.huetter@gkn.com
http://www.gkn.com/sintermetals

Science Research Technology

Heraeus Noblelight opens most modern UV LED module production in Europe

New production facility surpasses industrial standards with cutting-edge production processes and clean-room technology.

Heraeus Noblelight opens most modern UV LED module production in Europe

The gold wire bonder is at the heart of the production process.

With the increasing use of UV LED solutions in the industry Heraeus Noblelight, expert in UV LED curing solutions, has opened a production facility in Hanau, Germany, that meets the latest technological requirements. The new state-of-the-art UV LED module production is now open to deliver high-quality and customized solutions.

Heraeus Noblelight invested in a production facility at the Heraeus headquarters in Hanau, which allows access to high-quality in-house materials and also R&D facilities to deliver high-performance product solutions. Within just 84 days, a single storey warehouse was turned into Europe’s most modern and largest UV LED module production site. 25 kilometers of cable, 2.2 kilometers of pipelines and 30 tons of steel were installed as well as state-of-the-art technology, including a gold wire bonder. The gold wire bonder, which is used for the electrical contacting of the UV LED chips, is at the heart of the production process. It produces very robust connections, exceeding even industrial standards.

The production was designed based on the latest lean and quality standards, including clean-room technology with class ISO 14644-1 / ISO class 4. With the professional manufacturing infrastructure and the chip-on-board (COB) line, contribute to a high production volume. High performance LED arrays can be produced according to customer requirements. To ensure a high and stable quality of the products process control and KPI data collection have been implemented throughout the fully automated production process.

„Our new UV LED module production features a sophisticated quality concept that achieves a highly efficient flow of materials throughout the whole production. Systems consisting of many hundreds of parts can be produced efficiently and with high quality. This is very important for complex industrial applications,“ explains Jan Strauß, Head of Production OED at Heraeus Noblelight.

Even chips are qualified in-house, together with the special micro-optics technology they ensure a balanced and uniform UV-output for reliable curing processes.

Heraeus Noblelight produces Semray®, the new Plug & Play system, in the new production facility. The UV LED solution sets new standards in production flexibility and -efficiency. High power micro-optics gather the UV radiation and minimize stray light. In this way the UV curing processes can be achieved with a 30 percent faster production speed and with significantly higher working distance. Thanks to the Plug & Play concept the modules can easily be exchanged within seconds, which reduces cleaning and maintenance costs and also enables an easy upgrade to the latest chip technology or different wavelengths.

Heraeus, the technology group headquartered in Hanau, Germany, is a leading international family-owned company formed in 1851. With expertise, a focus on innovations, operational excellence and an entrepreneurial leadership, we strive to continuously improve the businesses of our customers around the world.
We create high-quality solutions for our customers and strengthen their long-term competitiveness by combining material expertise with technological know-how. Our ideas are focused on important issues such as the environment, energy, health, mobility and industrial applications. Our portfolio ranges from components to coordinated material systems which are used in a wide variety of industries, including the steel, electronics, chemical, automotive and telecommunications industries.
In the 2016 financial year, Heraeus generated revenues without precious metals of EUR2.0 bn and a total revenue of EUR21.5 bn. With approximately 12,400 employees worldwide in more than 100 subsidiaries in 38 countries, Heraeus holds a leading position in its global markets.
In 2016, the Foundation for Family Businesses named Heraeus as one of the „Top 10 Family Businesses“ in Germany.
Heraeus Noblelight GmbH with its headquarters in Hanau and with subsidiaries in the USA, Great Britain, France and China is one of the technology- and market-leaders in the production of specialty light sources and systems. In 2016, Heraeus Noblelight employed 707 people worldwide. The organization develops, manufactures and markets infrared and ultraviolet emitters, systems and solutions for applications in industrial manufacture, environmental protection, medicine and cosmetics, research, development and analytical measurement techniques.

Kontakt
Heraeus Noblelight GmbH
Juliane Henze
Heraeusstraße 12-14
63450 Hanau
+ 49 (0) 6181 / 35 – 85 39
+ 49 (0) 6181 / 35 – 16 85 39
juliane.henze@heraeus.com
http://www.heraeus-noblelight.com/semray

Business Economy Finances

ARTS wins Airbus Tool Management Project at Paris Air Show

ARTS wins Airbus Tool Management Project at Paris Air Show

Last week ARTS presented at the Paris Air Show and was able to announce a multi-year contract with the Airbus Group in France. From July the company will be responsible for Tool Shop Management for the German part of Airbus for the A350 and A380 FAL in Toulouse as well as in St. Nazaire.

For several years ARTS has been proving its expertise in the fields of Production & Industrial Support Services as well as Logistics & Supply Chain. Thus ARTS in Toulouse is responsible for, among other things, the Tool Shop Management of Airbus Bremen within the scope of final assembly (FAL) for the Airbus A350. At this year“s Paris Air Show ARTS could also announce the contract for the workshare of Airbus Hamburg.

From July, ARTS is thus responsible for, among other things, the tool handling, ordering, tracking and issuing of hazardous materials, the tool inspection, tool maintenance, as well as locations-wide logistics for the Tool Management in the sites of St. Martin, Lagardere, Gramont and St. Nazaire. Alongside the A350 FAL, the project for the Hamburg workshare comprises also the A380 FAL. It is initially contracted until 2020 and will be conducted by an international project-team on site.

„We are delighted that the Airbus Group recognises the quality of our previous work within the scope of Production Support for Airbus Bremen. With the commissioning of the Airbus Hamburg workshare, we can intensify our collaborative work and further build on our expertise in this field“, commented Christian Rost, Project Manager for ARTS.

Just this year ARTS strengthened its presence on site with its own French daughter-company. The daughter-company focuses on service and work contracts and offers its French clients turnkey solutions in the fields of Manufacturing & Engineering, Production & Industrial Support, Logistics & Supply Chain as well as Quality Management. It is therefore a direct equivalent to ARTS Solutions, which offers this expertise on the German market.

ARTS (Aircraft Related Technical Service) supports the aerospace industry Europe-wide with expertise: With people and their knowledge or turnkey solutions. With six branches and over 25 project sites, more than 500 technical and commercial experts are active in ARTS. With its expertise in the aerospace industry, ARTS provides customers with new ideas and additional capacity, enabling them to overcome bottlenecks and concentrate on their core business. Three fields of service are united under the umbrella brand ARTS: Experts, Processes and Solutions. Each service field is the responsibility of an independent ARTS company within the ARTS group.

Kontakt
ARTS Holding SE
Melanie Wolf
Hermann-Reichelt-Str. 3
01109 Dresden
+4935179580842
melanie.wolf@arts.aero
http://www.arts.aero