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Trelleborg’s Seals-Shop Becomes More Accessible to its European Users

Trelleborg

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has increased the number of languages its Seals-Shop is available in to five. In addition to English and German users, French, Italian and Spanish speakers can now experience all the features of the Seal-Shop, including offers and news.

Florent Guillomeau, General Manager of the Seals-Shop, says: „Our offering is constantly being improved to meet our priorities in terms of service and quality for our customers. In addition to introducing new languages, further functions will be added to the Seals-Shop in the upcoming months. One of these will be the ability to order out of stock products with an estimated delivery time; a particularly important function for B2B transactions in the sealing industry. We’ve had a very positive first trading year and are optimistic about the future.“

Trelleborg’s Seals-Shop.com is an e-commerce platform for hydraulic and pneumatic seals, focusing primarily on the aftermarket, as well as on smaller original equipment manufacturers and research and development organizations across Europe.

Currently Seals-Shop offers over 10,000 Trelleborg Sealing Solutions products for dispatch Europe-wide within a couple of days. This includes a wide range of standard seals such as O-Rings and Quad-Rings®, rod and piston seals, as well as other sealing products primarily for hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical equipment and applications including scrapers, rotary and static seals.

For more information and to use the Seals-Shop, visit https://www.seals-shop.com.

Seals-Shop.com is a state-of-the-art online platform for the purchase of seals, operating out of Stuttgart, Germany. The international team is made up of customer service professionals who are passionate about polymers and elastomers. The company’s central location allows to deliver anywhere in EU within days – in accordance with Seals-Shop motto: Quality. Availability. Speed.

Contact
Seals-Shop GmbH
Amaya H. Ruiz
Handwerkstr. 5-7
70565 Stuttgart
Phone: +49 (0)711 7864 8879
E-Mail: support@seals-shop.com
Url: https://www.seals-shop.com

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Produce efficiently with ViCON

Rehm introduced innovative software at „productronica“

Produce efficiently with ViCON

ViCON software user interface and ViCON App

Digitisation, networking and big data are megatrends in the electronics industry, to which electronics manufacturers today should react quickly and with flexibility. Huge data volumes have to be managed and archived for the long term. At the same time, demands on performance are increasing. Rehm has developed a smart system software with the new ViCON that not only provides the best possible control of the VisionX series, but also increases machine uptime and efficiency with numerous analysis tools.

„As the volume of data in modern industrial plants increases, so too do the demands on machine control in today’s digital transformation. We presented our new software to an international expert audience at this year“s „productronica“. The visitors were particularly impressed by the new tools that make everyday production easier. This shows that we as an industry leader and global player are in tune with the times with ViCON and are implementing new trends ready for series production,“ says Johannes Rehm, Managing Director of Rehm Thermal Systems.

Keep the line running – a good basis counts
Rehm has achieved a small milestone in the development of modern operating concepts with the new software. ViCON stands out with a clearly structured interface design and intuitive touch control. All messages, commands and parameters are visible at a glance in the main screen with machine view. With numerous features, for example, a favourites bar that can be freely added, the unique grouping of parameters or the individual process monitoring and documentation, ViCON offers the operator optimum support for all manufacturing processes. Access rights, views and favourites are tailored exactly to each user. The objective is to depict the system“s current operating status clearly so that the operator can react quickly to status and alarm messages. Only the relevant information is displayed, and a cluttered software interface is a thing of the past.

In addition to the basic software, Rehm is developing additional features to increase efficiency, including monitoring tools from ViCON Analytics range, the ViCON Connect remote manager for monitoring the entire Rehm machinery and the ViCON App, which allows the operator to keep an eye on production in a mobile way.

ViCON Analytics: Greater transparency in the manufacture of electronics
What is happening in the reflow soldering system? What areas can be further improved? Where are the hidden potential savings? These questions can be answered quickly with ViCON Analytics. Special monitoring tools capture the plant“s data on quality, costs or performance and collate the results in clearly laid-out logs. This makes corresponding analyses possible and potential for improvement apparent.

ViCON Connect: Flexible operation – offline, online or on the system
Being able to access the machine from anywhere and at any time is essential these days. With remote access via ViCON Connect, the operator can retrieve machine data at any time, switch directly to the system, and monitor production conveniently at the workstation. This makes it possible, in conjunction with a cross-divisional system, to maintain an overview of the entire production – even worldwide!

Mobile retrieval of system data with the ViCON App
The App – developed especially for ViCON – allows mobile access to all the relevant system information via smartphone. Operating status and alarms are visible at first glance. The responsive design ensures optimum display on varied devices, thus offering a convenient overview – system-wide for IOS, Android and Windows. The ViCON App is not restricted to a specific system; instead it represents all Rehm systems that are installed during the production and which have been connected to the App.

As a specialist in the field of thermal system solutions for the electronics and photovoltaics industries, Rehm is a technology and innovation leader in the modern and economical production of electronic modules. As a globally operating manufacturer of reflow soldering systems with convection, condensation or vacuum, drying and coating systems, functional test systems, equipment for the metallisation of solar cells as well as numerous customer-specific special systems, we are represented in all relevant growth markets and, as a partner with more than 25 years of industry experience, we implement innovative manufacturing solutions that set standards.

Contact
Rehm Thermal Systems
Anna-Katharina Peuker
Leinenstraße 7
89143 Blaubeuren
Phone: 07344 9606 746
Fax: 07344 9606 525
E-Mail: ak.peuker@rehm-group.com
Url: http://www.rehm-group.com

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Between robust system engineering and „Mixed Reality“ visions

Rehm presented numerous highlights at the productronica 2017

Between robust system engineering and "Mixed Reality" visions

The Rehm Team at productronica 2017 in Munich

In which direction will the electronics manufacturing industry evolve in the future? The productronica provided answers to this question and insights into the latest trends in the world of the electronics industry from the 14th to 17th November 2017 at the Munich Exhibition Centre. 1,200 exhibitors from 42 countries presented their innovations at the world’s leading trade fair for electronics production and development. Rehm Thermal Systems was also present again at a redesigned exhibition stand with new concepts.

Quality „made in Swabia“ well received
In addition to system technology, the mechanical engineering company from Blaubeuren presented clever software solutions in order to optimally master the challenges of a „Smart Factory“ and to give a decisive impetus to the trend topics of digitisation, networking, big data and industry 4.0. The Rehm team looks back on a successful trade fair week and would like to thank all customers and partners for the interesting experience exchange! This positive response is also officially confirmed because, according to the final report of Messe München, 44,000 visitors from 85 countries came to Munich for the productronica 2017. This represents a growth of almost 20 percent compared to the previous event. The strongest growth in visitor numbers came from Taiwan and the USA, as well as from France and the Netherlands. In addition to Germany, the top countries visited were Italy, Austria, Switzerland, France, the Russian Federation, the Czech Republic and Great Britain.

Diverse product portfolio for soldering and testing of sensitive electronics
The Rehm reflow convection soldering machines VisionXC and the VisionXP+ with optional vacuum continued to attract great interest amongst the visitors. For the VisionXP+, the team presented numerous further developments, including the advantages of the new EC fan motors, a more powerful cooling section and design optimisations. VisionXC was presented in a special ViCON edition. This complete solution offers robust system technology combined with high-quality equipment, as well as the new, modern ViCON software including the ViCON app for mobile system monitoring. The ideal package – whether you are starting out or a seasoned pro!

The focus was also on CondensoXC, a compact condensation soldering system for small batch sizes; Securo for reliable cold or warm function tests and Nexus as a completely new series for soldering with contact heat and vacuum for use in the production of power electronics.

Selective conformal coating and live demonstration at the exhibition stand
For the safe coating of sensitive electronics, Rehm presented two tried-and-tested systems. Firstly, ProtectoXP in a longboard model, with which sophisticated PCBs up to 1.5 m long can be coated with high precision and up to four applicators. The system also offers numerous new possibilities beyond the area of conformal coating – for example, for the application of 2-component materials as well as applications for compaction, encapsulation or heat dissipation. On site, visitors were able to see for themselves the flexibility of the system in a live coating. The new ProtectoXC was interesting for customers who wanted to enter the area of protective coating with lower investment costs and low throughput. The system combines precise coating while concentrating on the essentials: the perfect protection for electronics!

„ViCONnect You!“ – optimally networked with smart software
In line with the overwhelming trend of digitisation, networking and Big Data, Rehm developed the new ViCON software with touch user interface – an innovative solution for easy operation of the VisionX-Series. The software supports the user in production control, profiling, product management, data recording and monitoring. In addition, the software team presented a number of possibilities for increasing efficiency and improving machine availability, including the ViCON Analytics monitoring tool, the ViCON Connect remote manager for monitoring the entire Rehm machinery and the ViCON app, which lets the operator keep an eye on production in a mobile way.

„Mixed Reality“ – See the world with different eyes through HoloLens
Additionally, there was another highlight for the visitors! Together with partner artiso solutions, the visitors were able to experience the reflow soldering process in a revolutionary 3D projection at the Rehm stand with a peek through the Microsoft HoloLens, which merges reality and virtual reality. A game or vision of the future? The experts on site have provided information on the various possible applications. In an interactive raffle, it was also possible to collect gold coin sweets – with a unique control system that works purely via gestures and voice commands.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our next events!

As a specialist in the field of thermal system solutions for the electronics and photovoltaics industries, Rehm is a technology and innovation leader in the modern and economical production of electronic modules. As a globally operating manufacturer of reflow soldering systems with convection, condensation or vacuum, drying and coating systems, functional test systems, equipment for the metallisation of solar cells as well as numerous customer-specific special systems, we are represented in all relevant growth markets and, as a partner with more than 25 years of industry experience, we implement innovative manufacturing solutions that set standards.

Contact
Rehm Thermal Systems
Anna-Katharina Peuker
Leinenstraße 7
89143 Blaubeuren
Phone: 07344 9606 746
Fax: 07344 9606 525
E-Mail: ak.peuker@rehm-group.com
Url: http://www.rehm-group.com

Engineering

Virtual reality: transfluid tube processing technologies

Trade show visitors experienced transfluid high-tech at the Fabtech trade show in the United States

Virtual reality: transfluid tube processing technologies

trade show visitors had the opportunity to experience transfluid high-tech in operation. (Source: transfluid)

In the middle of it all and from really impressive perspective, the visitors at the Fabtech trade show in Chicago were now able to discover the advanced transfluid tube processing machines using VR technology. Using a special app on a smart phone that was placed in corresponding VR glasses, the guests immersed themselves virtually into four different high-tech solutions right then and there at the machine manufacturer’s trade show booth and experienced tube processing digitally up close and personally.
„We wanted to offer the visitors the opportunity to view our technologies comfortably and from many perspectives. The VR solution was of course a clear choice and many were quite impressed with it. In the meantime the viewing options here are very comfortable and very easily applied as a means to convey the various purposes of our machines. There were quite a few exciting discussions and the trade show was especially successful for us this year“, sums up Stefanie Flaeper, CEO at transfluid.

VR insights into chipless tube cutting …
The transfluid VR app provided the capability to experience four machines in operation in a virtual workshop, such as the t cut RTO 628 chipless orbital cutting system. It makes extremely precise and clean cutting results possible – with cutting quantities of up to 1,600 units / hour. The tubes can be further processed immediately, such as by implementing forming at the cutting surface directly. And because the tubes are stress-strained during cutting at different torques depending on the size, the cutting point is protected from collapsing.

… up to combined forming and mandrel bending
The combination machine REB 632/SRM 622 CNC ensures twice the number of forming options. What was already quite impressive during the virtual presentation in Chicago ensures in practical operations that the benefits of the rolling and axial tube forming can be taken advantage of together. This allows a compressed geometry to be re-rolled, for example, or to perform a cut prior to the axial tube forming. Tool changes are quickly implemented.

With 3D glasses, the guests were given the ability to view two mandrel bending machines in operation at the same time at the transfluid trade show booth. As a right-hand / left-hand bending machine, the t bend DB 622 CNC R/L provides a greater amount of freedom, even if the existing space is tight, and it solves the implementation of even the most complex geometries. In the process, it is ideally suitable for processing smaller tubes of up to 22 mm diameter, while having the capability to quickly change the bending direction. This is performed in less than two seconds. Bending is occurs using two bending heads. A standing variant bends towards the right and a suspended bending head bends towards the left. The second mandrel bending machine that was presented digitally was a t bend DB 2090 CNC VE. This fully automatic solution bends round and square tubes with a diameter of between 20 and 90 mm at an impressive repetition accuracy and quality. The system also makes it possible to free form large bending radii.
With the results of many successful trade show discussions in their pocket, transfluid is already planning its next visit at an international industry gathering. At Tube 2018 as well, you can be sure that transfluid’s VR app will likely offer particularly interesting views and outlooks at trade show booth G34 in Hall 5.

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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

Company-Contact
transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH
Stefanie Flaeper
Hünegräben 20-22
57392 Schmallenberg
Phone: +49 2972 97 15 – 0
Fax: +49 2972 97 15 – 11
E-Mail: s.koehler@psv-marketing.de
Url: https://www.transfluid.net/en/homepage.html

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

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SOLVARO components keep Panduit products looking their best

Sheet metal processing meets design

SOLVARO components keep Panduit products looking their best

SOLVARO supplies Panduit with server cabinet door elements

Component supplier SOLVARO produces door elements for server cabinets for Panduit, a manufacturer of data centre solutions. By using a combination of production technologies for processing sheet metal – and in particular at the perforation stage – it is possible to play around with perforated and non-perforated sections as well as cut-outs for handles. This gives the cabinets a striking exterior – a factor that is becoming increasingly important within the industry – and allows them to boast impressively high air permeability to ensure that the electronics are kept cool.

Cleverly combining technologies to create design elements
If you think server cabinets are only found languishing in dark cellars, think again – the latest models are more than presentable, as manufacturers are increasingly trying to stand out not only with product performance, but also with pleasing aesthetics. Implementing eye-catching design elements requires component suppliers to take an inventive approach to the production technologies at their disposal. And Kirchheim-based SOLVARO GmbH certainly rises to the challenge when it provides server cabinet manufacturer Panduit with cabinet door elements. The air-permeable surface with a narrow-waisted hole pattern adds an attractive touch. The door elements feature round 4.20-4.80 perforation in staggered rows, creating an open area of 69.4% and allowing for sufficient air circulation as well as a clear view of the electronics behind the closed door.

Using lasers and other equipment to complement the all-across press
At SOLVARO, a punch press and lasers are used to complement the all-across press in creating the narrow-waisted hole pattern. In addition, a special tool set-up and punch cut, the use of levelling machines and a specially developed stiffening method all along the hole pattern guarantee optimum flatness of the plates. As is the case within other industries, processing parts is an effective way for component suppliers to really impress manufacturers of server cabinets. That explains why SOLVARO also uses additional individual punches on the punch press for 1.0 mm sheet steel for Panduit, enabling functional elements including cut-outs, handles and mounts to be added. With laser-finished contours, the server cabinet door elements are also easy to process further.

SOLVARO – Manufacturer of individual industrial plate components
SOLVARO’s expert team from engineering, development and production listens to its customers. The result of this collaboration, coupled with a wide range of production technologies, is individual and innovative components. These may be used in agricultural and construction machinery, buses and server cabinets, for example.

Company-Contact
SOLVARO GmbH
Katalin Fehér
Turmstraße 3
73230 Kirchheim unter Teck
Phone: 0049(0)7021 8048-0
E-Mail: engineering@solvaro.com
Url: http://www.solvaro.com

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SOLVARO Presse Service, c/o Beaufort 8
Nicole Landeck
Kriegsbergstraße 34
70174 Stuttgart
Phone: 0049 (0)711 25773 20
E-Mail: landeck@beaufort8.de
Url: http://www.beaufort8.de

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FABTECH: Tube bending and cutting in one step

Fully automatic solution from transfluid for efficient exhaust manifold production

FABTECH: Tube bending and cutting in one step

Chaotic production – efficient and fast. (Source: transfluid)

Streamline operations are particularly required in such cases, in which a product cannot be installed until several components are available. This was the reason why in a recent project, transfluid developed a system solution for the efficient production of a complete exhaust manifold made of 4 or 6 different stainless steel tubes.
For this purpose, a 6-meter long tube is first loaded onto the tube-bending machine. Each individual tube is fitted with up to 4 bends. After the bending process, the tube is cut, chip-free, on the bending machine directly using a blade cutting process and is then inserted by robot into the corresponding forming machine. It forms an asymmetric geometry, which fits each individual bend progression. After processing, the components are then fed directly into a welding cell. It welds the tubes to flanges. This way, one complete module is always available as a unit.

Chaotic production for improved operations
As in this case, complete tube sets are in part used during tube processing. It gets more complicated and demanding when dealing with a wider range of tube sizes and geometries. The experts at transfluid have developed special automation systems, that allow a chaotic production to be implemented as an especially efficient solution.
„This kind of production comes very close to a „one piece flow“, thus significantly reducing the time period from tube production to installation.“ explains Stefanie Flaeper, CEO at transfluid. „It is in any event the most effective solution. And it is also the solution that can significantly streamline operations despite an increase in complexity. We have already implemented this successfully for several customers.“

More flexible to better results
Often, a higher degree of complexity is needed for hydraulic systems during production. „Here, our customers frequently want to produce a complete piping kit, which consists of up to 8 nominal widths as a unit, for example“, explains Stefanie Flaeper. In these cases, the machine setup is somewhat more complex. However, it offers several distinct benefits as compared to conventional tube production, during which in part a significant number of tubes have to be produced one after another, which are then combined to a single tube set. Here, machine set-up is not required, production is time optimized and there is almost no need for warehousing and commissioning areas.

For production of this kind, transfluid integrates chipless cutting systems, forming machines or cutting ring pre-assembly systems and bending machines into the thus optimized process. These systems can be linked with one another, thus allowing monitoring from the outside, creating processes as early as during machine set-up and can thus be utilized in Industry 4.0-capable processes. This way, the transfluid automation systems allow an exceptionally efficient chaotic production, after which a completely produced component is available after each work cycle.
These and other solutions for tubes will also be the topic of discussion during the in-depth debates to be held on the occasion of the FABTECH trade show at the transfluid booth Bl1069.

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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

Company-Contact
transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH
Stefanie Flaeper
Hünegräben 20-22
57392 Schmallenberg
Phone: +49 2972 97 15 – 0
Fax: +49 2972 97 15 – 11
E-Mail: s.koehler@psv-marketing.de
Url: https://www.transfluid.net/en/homepage.html

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

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Virtual commissioning in the „digital factory“ shortens the commissioning phase and speeds up the ramp-up

Commissioning times for automation systems are cut by up to 75 percent.

Virtual commissioning in the "digital factory" shortens the commissioning phase and speeds up the ramp-up

The simulation allows processes to be optimized long before the real equipment is commissioned.

Trier, Germany, October 9, 2017 „Virtual commissioning“ provides the possibility of testing and verifying the perfect functioning of automation systems and optimizing controls and process steps before the „real“ commissioning takes place in the metal industry. Various successfully accomplished projects at voestalpine Stahl GmbH/Austria, have demonstrated that commissioning times can be markedly reduced by simulating the equipment and functions beforehand – in a „digital factory“.

In modernization or rebuilding projects, every single day counts. Once a plant has been taken out of operation for a rebuilding measure, everything possible is done to bring it back on stream as fast and smoothly as possible. One is frequently presented with the situation that the time left for commissioning the electrical equipment is only very short due to unforeseeable delays occurring during the installation of the mechanical equipment. Against this backdrop, the success of a revamping project largely depends on how quickly and reliably the hardware and control software can be tested and optimized.

The „digital factory“

In numerous projects, Küttner Automation – the company within the Küttner group specialized in automation systems – has made it possible to reduce commissioning times and accelerate ramp-ups by applying the approach of „virtual commissioning“.

The process is based on the creation of a testing environment in which all mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical components of the control systems are connected into a „digital factory“. This simulation scenario allows processes to be optimized and faults in the functional sequence to be identified and corrected beforehand, i.e. prior to the installation on site. The result: all automation sequences have been tested and approved before the new plant goes live.

The control equipment is commissioned in a virtual environment at a very early stage of the project – in parallel with the manufacture and assembly of the machinery. This means no testing and fine-tuning of the control software under time pressure as is very often the case when these activities take place during the „real“ commissioning. Therefore the commissioning activities on site can concentrate on the signal and field level. Moreover, the virtual approach often results in a shorter ramp-up phase, as there will be fewer failures and plant standstills.

Friedhelm Bösche, Head of Software Development at Küttner Automation in Trier, always offers virtual commissioning as an option for modernization projects. „Simulating the preliminary commissioning involves some effort in the beginning. But this pays off later on in the form of major time savings. We know from a great number of projects that the time needed to commission the real systems can be cut by up to 75 percent when the software has been pre-tested in a virtual commissioning scenario.“

A recent example

Küttner Group recently modernized the automation of the iron ore blending unit at the sinter plant of voestalpine Stahl, Linz (Austria). Küttner Automation supplied the process automation that previously underwent the virtual commissioning.

During this phase the Austrian steelmaker gained full confidence about the reliability of the process technology. Plant operators of voestalpine Stahl were involved in the virtual testing at an early stage as a precondition of a very short commissioning phase later on. As a result the very tight time frame of only twenty hours for the on-site commissioning was aligned.

About Küttner Automation

Küttner group is a German medium-sized engineering company based in the heart of the Ruhr region.
Küttner has longstanding experience as a supplier of industrial plant and equipment. The company“s main activities are in the fields of conveying systems, recovery and recycling technology, industrial furnace engineering and heat recovery solutions with references all over the world. The range of services offered includes project planning and design, equipment supply as well as installation and commissioning of complete plants including the associated control and data processing systems.

The independent subsidiary Küttner Automation, based in Trier, Germany, designs comprehensive and reliable control systems for complex industrial processes and tasks. Küttner Automation accompanies its customers during all stages of a project – from the design concept, the selection of the most suitable control technology through to user training, either remotely from its facilities in Trier or at the customers“ sites anywhere in the world.

Company-Contact
Küttner Automation
Friedhelm Bösche
Otto-Brenner-Straße 3
54294 Trier / Germany
Phone: +49.651.8251-143
Fax: +49.651.8251-100
E-Mail: f.boesche@kuettner-automation.de
Url: http://www.kuettner-trier.de

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Regina Reinhardt
Dennewartstraße 25-27
52068 Aachen / Germany
Phone: +49.241.89468-24
Fax: +49.241.89468-44
E-Mail: reinhardt@vip-kommunikation.de
Url: http://www.vip-kommunikation.de

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EJP expands management team

Robert Jungbluth appointed as Managing Director „Technology“

EJP expands management team

The management team: Robert Jungbluth, Jacques Paraskevas and Dirk Loske.

The managing partners of EJP Maschinen GmbH have appointed Robert Jungbluth as Managing Director „Technology“. The management team is now made up of Jacques Paraskevas (Commercial Manager and Sales), Robert Jungbluth (Technology) and Dirk Loske as Authorized Signatory.

The constantly rising intake of orders for manufacturing lines involving the drawing, peeling and straightening of tube and pipes, bars and sections called for an adjustment of the company“s organizational structure and the enlargement of the management team.

An example of the great demand for machines from EJP is the order for two high-capacity bright steel production lines which EJP recently received from MMK-Metiz in Magnitogorsk/Russia. This is by far the biggest project in the company“s more than 35-year history.

Robert Jungbluth, a graduate engineer, has been with EJP for 22 years. As Head of Design and Engineering, he played a key role in implementing innovations such as the servo-electric actuation of drawing jaws or double laser diameter measurement in peeling machines. Robert Jungbluth will continue to be responsible for the company“s machine and control systems design and manufacturing activities.

In addition to these functions and building on his profound technological expertise, Robert Jungbluth is going to manage the activities of the 160 employees at the company“s four locations in Germany, Italy, China and South Korea.

Jacques Paraskevas, Commercial Director of EJP comments: „Robert Jungbluth knows every detail of our machines and he is highly committed to their constant further development. At WIRE 2018 Düsseldorf, we will be presenting new products based on his ideas. Those products and systems will be able to further increase the efficiency of production at our customers“ facilities as they operate with further enhanced precision and can simplify processes.“

About EJP

Since 1981, EJP Maschinen GmbH has been active as designers, manufacturers and distributors of modularized machinery and single plants used in bar, tube and profile production.

The portfolio spans all production steps from the handling of the input material via drawing, peeling, straightening and inspection operations all the way through to the storage of the final products.

EJP is the only supplier of combined drawing machines produced in Germany. The extensive track record of innovative developments, such as the patented adjustable head of the peeling machines, which ensures perfectly round bars, is proof of EJP“s technology leadership.

At its headquarters in Baesweiler near Aachen in Germany, EJP GmbH and its 47 employees concentrate on the manufacturing of processing machines for steel products. The subsidiary EJP Italia has its key competence in the field of machinery for the non-ferrous industry. Worldwide, EJP employs 160 people. The company is internationally present with branches in South Korea and China, and sales and service offices around the world.

Company-Contact
EJP Maschinen GmbH
Jacques Paraskevas
Max-Planck-Straße 4
52499 Baesweiler / Germany
Phone: +49 2401.9541-0
Fax: +49 2401.9541-99
E-Mail: info@ejpmachines.com
Url: http://www.ejpmachines.com

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Regina Reinhardt
Dennewartstraße 25-27
52068 Aachen / Germany
Phone: +492418946824
Fax: +49.241.89468-44
E-Mail: reinhardt@vip-kommunikation.de
Url: http://www.vip-kommunikation.de

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„Turn Vision into Reality“ – Rehm is exhibiting using a new exhibition booth at productronica 2017

In addition to innovative systems, the focus is on software tools

"Turn Vision into Reality" - Rehm is exhibiting using a new exhibition booth at productronica 2017

Rehm product portfolio

In 2017, Rehm will again be one of the exhibitors in Munich, and be presenting innovative thermal system solutions at the productronica from 14 to 17 November. This year, particular emphasis will be placed on smart data. In addition to the systems, Rehm, among others, will be demonstrating the new ViCON software with touch control and presenting first solutions for the „The Hermes Standard“ interface. A new stand design will also breathe new life into events over the course of the trade fair. See for yourself – in Hall A4, Booth 335!

Rehm system highlights at the productronica 2017
The VisionXP+ Vac for reflow convection soldering with or without a vacuum is even more efficient! The system is available with new, digital EC fan motors, which are not only quieter and more sustainable, but also enable extensive process performance thanks to real-time recording of all relevant operational data. The focus continues to be also on energy management – the system consumes less than 10 kWh of electricity when in operation. Here, the optimum distribution of the gas flow in the segmented cool area substantially contributes to saving energy.

The VisionXC will also be presented at the trade fair in the form of the ViCON Edition. With this system, Rehm has responded to the needs of the market. This new complete solution offers a high-quality system technology combined with high-quality equipment, as well as the new, modern ViCON software including the ViCON App for mobile system monitoring. The ideal package – whether you are starting out or a seasoned pro!

The CondensoXC reflow condensation soldering system is best suited for laboratory applications, small production lines or prototyping. The system is a top performer, therefore it plays a huge part in the process despite having a space-saving design. The patented injection principle, supplies the process chamber with exactly the right quantity of Galden® for optimal profiling. Thanks to the closed-loop filter system, virtually 100 percent of the medium can be recovered. The system is fully suitable for vacuum and has an integrated process recorder for optimum traceability.

The new Nexus contact soldering system is suitable for pore-free and flux-free soldering in a vacuum at up to 450 °C with a variety of process gases. The wet-chemical activation with formic acid is available as an option. It is possible to use lead-free or lead-containing preforms and pastes. Nexus is used in advanced packaging and power electronics.

Rehm presents suitable equipment also to analyse the reliability of sensitive electronics under extreme temperatures. Securo Minus is used for reliable cold function tests and checks the suitability of electronic components at winter temperatures among other things. The electronic components are exposed to cold air or nitrogen at low temperatures of up to -55 °C in the system. The system can be combined with other measuring equipment.

Rehm is also continually refining our systems engineering for selective conformal coatings. The Protecto coating system protects sensitive electronic modules from damage caused by aggressive environmental influences. At the trade fair, Rehm will be presenting two equipment variants for different manufacturing environments, including the ProtectoXC for flexible coating processes, even at low throughput, as well as the ProtectoXP Longboard for processing large circuit boards up to 1.5 m in size.

Towards the „Smart Factory“ with ViCON and Hermes
System technology does not only focus on technological progress, but also relates to their control and networking. With ViCON, Rehm is creating clever software for intuitive touch operability of the VisionX series. This lets you, for example, log all values, or collect and analyse alarms etc., to avoid errors, improve soldering processes and document for optimum traceability. In addition to the basic software, Rehm is developing additional features, to increase efficiency, including the ViCON Analytics monitoring tool, the ViCON Connect remote manager for monitoring the entire Rehm machinery and the ViCON App, which lets the operator keep an eye on production in a mobile way.

The entire production process must be networked before setting up a „smart factory“. Rehm and various other suppliers have worked together and introduced a manufacturer-independent interface for communications between all machines of a production. „The Hermes Standard“ enables circuit boards to be logged through all stations of the production process (printers, transport, placement machines, AOI systems, soldering systems, etc.), with complete traceability and without any loss of data. It is intended that the tool will replace the usual SMEMA standard. At the trade fair, we will be very happy to provide visitors with more detailed information about these new software options.

As a specialist in the field of thermal system solutions for the electronics and photovoltaics industries, Rehm is a technology and innovation leader in the modern and economical production of electronic modules. As a globally operating manufacturer of reflow soldering systems with convection, condensation or vacuum, drying and coating systems, functional test systems, equipment for the metallisation of solar cells as well as numerous customer-specific special systems, we are represented in all relevant growth markets and, as a partner with more than 25 years of industry experience, we implement innovative manufacturing solutions that set standards.

Contact
Rehm Thermal Systems
Anna-Katharina Peuker
Leinenstraße 7
89143 Blaubeuren
Phone: 07344 9606 746
Fax: 07344 9606 525
E-Mail: ak.peuker@rehm-group.com
Url: http://www.rehm-group.com

Engineering

Great success for Euromold 2017 – Only 10 minutes from the international Airport, Munich Airport, Germany

September 26, 2017. The organizers of Euromold 2017 have succeeded in organizing Euromold 2017 only 10 minutes from the International Airport Munich, Germany in the Munich Airport Business Park, Hallbergmoos. Euromold 2017 is placed in a directly connected, but separate exhibition area parallel to the international aerospace exhibition, Airtec 2017. It takes place from October 24th until 26th, 2017.

Due to an unanimous decision of the Munich Airport municipal council Hallbergmoos, on September 5th, 2017, they voted for Euromold and Airtec 2017 to be organized at Munich Airport, Hallbergmoos, Germany. The Deputy Mayor of Hallbergmoos declared at the exhibition board meetings of both events, on September 7th, personally, this fact and pointed out the importance of such high-tech-events, like Euromold and Airtec for this region.

This result is for Euromold outstanding and an important step, because now Euromold is organized at one of the biggest and most important international Airports in the world. In this way, Euromold is easily and quickly reachable, by car and by railway. In addition, the region, Munich Airport, Hallbergmoos, is an increasing and very innovative high-tech location with the establishment of international high-tech companies which fit ideally to Euromold. The regions around the international Airport, Bavaria and the entire Southern part of Germany are numerously represented with potential exhibitors and customers. Also for these reasons, Euromold fits ideally to the Munich Airport area. It has always been the ultimate target to organize Euromold again as close as possible to an international airport, like the international Airport Munich, Germany is. The reasons for this are evident:

Exhibitors and visitors should have most comfortable, time-saving and efficient logistics as possible at Euromold 2017. The high international participation of Euromold which is of major importance for the success of an international exhibition will be even more increased being so close to the International Airport Munich, Germany. Visitors from world-wide can reach Euromold 2017 in a comfortable and fast way. Visitors from Southern Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy and Eastern Europe can also reach Euromold 2017 by car in an easy and fast way. Efficient parking space is offered near the entrance of the exhibition area. A shuttle service from the subway station Airport and Hallbergmoos is available. Hotels in all categories for special conditions nearby are offered.

This year, Euromold is internationally new relaunched. Euromold develops into an important attraction for the modern product development. There are exhibitors represented from whole of Europe and world-wide. The relaunch of Euromold is based on the original concept „from design over prototyping up to series production, from the idea to the final product“. Under the moto „Shaping tomorrow“, this year companies from the process chain „from design to the final product“ exhibit. The organizers of Euromold 2017 work with the Association of industrial designers together. There will be a joint stand with member companies. At Euromold 2017 industrial designers, companies involved in CAD/CAM, additive manufacturing / 3D-printing, moldmaking- and tooling and suppliers to the mold- and toolmaking industry exhibit. Invited are visitors, decision makers, developers, project engineers, buyers and others from all important industry areas, like automotive, electro technical, electronics, machine tools, medical and dental technology, jewelry, lifestyle, packaging and others. A recently formed exhibition board consists of companies in the industrial design, CAD/CAM, additive manufacturing / 3D printing, mold making and tooling and from the product development.

About Euromold
Euromold is the world’s leading trade fair for mold-making, tooling, design, additive manufacturing and product development. Based on the process chain „from design to prototype to series“, it presents products and services, technologies and innovations, and trends for the markets of the future.

The Euromold process chain promotes the formation of networks, partnerships and business relationships. Euromold offers a unique trade fair concept that closes the gap between industrial designers, product developers, fabricators, suppliers and users.

The Euromold trade fair reveals methods for faster, more cost-effective and efficient development and manufacturing of new products. This increasingly plays a central role in the modern economy.

Contact
airtec GmbH & Co. KG
Diana Schnabel
Carl-von-Noorden-Platz 5
60596 Frankfurt / Main
Phone: +49 (0) 069 27 40 03 – 15
E-Mail: info@airtec.aero
Url: http://www.euromold.com