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Pump Stability, Smaller Footprint Designed into New ALLMARINE MA-S and MA-C

Pump Stability, Smaller Footprint Designed into New ALLMARINE MA-S and MA-C

For more information: http://www.circorpt.com/documents/021706_mas-mac_alert_v1.2.pdf

(Radolfzell / Germany – May 16, 2018) – CIRCOR announced a new Allweiler centrifugal pump solution for engine room designers. A next-generation redesign of the ALLMARINE MA-S and MA-C series now provides more vertical installation options for centrifugal pumps with axial inlets in marine and general service applications.

The ALLMARINE MA-S with spacer coupling and the MA-C, a closed coupled version, not only consume a smaller footprint but also offer a unique foot design to help assure stability of the pump in heavy seagoing conditions. A shorter, lighter design modifies the suction flange with integrated fixing holes for pedestal mounting of the foot to the ship foundation.

This configuration promotes pump uptime and reduces wear on the bearings and shaft seal by redistributing pipe load forces through the foundation instead of into the pump aggregate. It also helps avoid damages at the impeller and casing.

„The MA-S is designed for maintenance ease and speed and engineered for minimal maintenance needs, while the MA-C is intended for customers facing significant space restrictions or with no need of the spacer coupling,“ said Kapil Rai, Vice President, CIRCOR Industrial Pumps, EMEA&A. „Each solution design has been tailored to expressed marketplace needs.“

CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE: CIR) designs, manufactures and markets differentiated flow control products and sub-systems for Energy, Aerospace & Defense and Industrial customers. The Company has a diversified product portfolio of recognized, market-leading brands (Allweiler®, Houttuin™, Imo®, Leslie Controls, Rosscor®, RTK, Schroedahl, Tushaco®, Warren® and Zenith®) that fulfill its customers“ mission critical needs.

Company-Contact
CIRCOR | ALLWEILER GmbH
Christian Martin
Allweilerstr. 1
78315 Radolfzell
Phone: +49 (0)7732 86-440
Fax: +49 (0)7732 86-99440
E-Mail: christian.martin@circor.com
Url: http://www.allweiler.de

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Tenncom GmbH
Sina Freivogel
Robert-Gerwig-Str. 35
78315 Radolfzell
Phone: +49 (0)7732 95 39 42
Fax: +49 (0)7732 95 39 39
E-Mail: sfreivogel@tenncom.de
Url: http://www.tenncom-gmbh.de

Engineering

30 years transfluid: progress in tube processing

Tube processing machines – from a two-man business to a world leader

30 years transfluid: progress in tube processing

Managing directors Ludger Bludau (l) and Gerd Nöker (r) founded transfluid in 1988. (Source: transfluid)

When people think about 1st April they mostly think about spectacular stories that ultimately turn out to be a joke. That is not the case for Gerd Nöker and Ludger Bludau. They both remember how the history of their company also started on a 1st April and now, 30 years later, the success it enjoys is greater than ever. The story is about transfluid: established in 1998 in Schmallenberg in Sauerland as a two-man business, the current GmbH is now a sought-after international partner providing solutions for machines to bend and process tubes. Since 2013 it is also a world market leader in CNC-controlled rolling tube forming. There is very little now to remind us of those humble beginnings, when there was just 125m2 available. But there is one aspect that transfluid has remained true to for the past three decades: its commitment to progress in tube processing for the benefit of its customers.

Always one step ahead
When you walk through transfluid“s production halls in 2018 you will see fully automated production units and robots, working efficiently and accurately as bending and end forming systems. „When we started out in 1988 the internet was not playing a role yet and I am sure that nobody could have predicted how digitalization would revolutionize whole industry sectors on such a massive scale and in the shortest of time – including tube processing, of course“, says business co-founder Gerd Nöker. In spite of that, the first development that transfluid – still Nöker & Bludau oHG at the time – launched on the global market was a small sensation. This was, after all, the first manual tube bending machine for small tubes, up to 16mm diameter; the t bend MB 642 is the unparalleled top seller and it is still requested from all over the world for on-site jobs.

The solution for tubes
There are now more than 12,000 machines in circulation globally, shaping tubes according to the concept of Bestform. transfluid is „the solution for tubes“, whether it is end forming, bending, cutting or connecting of the machines to an automatic cell. With their traditional technical creativity, the experts are, of course, also developing fully-automated solutions, including customized solutions to meet their customers“ individual requirements. The client base comes from a number of sectors: the plant and machine construction sector is represented just as strongly as the automotive and energy industries and shipbuilding, as well as many more. Ludger Bludau points out that „this is exactly what still makes our work so exciting after 30 years. We have the opportunity to grow again and again, together with our customers, thanks to the new challenges, and thus redefine the boundaries of what can be achieved in tube processing“. Greater efficiency, flexibility and optimized processes: transfluid offers all of this with its smart software, into which the experts have packed all their know-how. The comprehensive portfolio is completed with a wide choice of stock machines, offering fast delivery prompt support to deal with everyday challenges.

Strong team and entrepreneurial vision
A lot of room is needed for so many ideas and transfluid has created this over time. In 1991 the business found a new home at the current site in Schmallenberg. In addition to that, the business“ leadership has grown from two to five proud members. Benedikt Hümmler, Burkhard Tigges and Stefanie Flaeper have further strengthened the Bludau and Nöker founding duo. With their combined strengths and strategic vision, the leadership group of five keeps the business on the road to success, supported by a strong and committed team. It is noteworthy that there are 10 employees who have known the business since the beginning and are still working for transfluid.

Global market leadership leads to knowledge exchange
transfluid“s position as an international market leader through its technology was confirmed in 2013 in a special way. With the newly developed CNC-controlled incremental tube end forming, the business was added to and is still included in the „List of global market leaders“ of the South Westfalia Chamber of Commerce. Highly complex moulding geometries can now be achieved with the novel rolling process, such as end forming with very strict tolerances, groove structure with sharp edges and polished surfaces. This kind of forming are independent of special dies because they are adjustable. „We are of course proud of this recognition, as it is the result of intensive development work, into which a lot of our know-how has been poured“, says Stephanie Flaeper, managing director at transfluid. „However, it is also important for us to share this knowledge in the interest of advanced developments.“ Therefore, the company regularly invites other experts to exchange experiences and thoughts at its Innovation Days. The experts meet once a year in Sauerland, to learn about the latest developments and to discuss the challenges of tube processing together. One thing is always clear during these events: transfluid will continue to chart new routes over the next 30 years.

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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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SKVTechnik reports on the intended use of side channel blowers.

Proper use of side channel blowers is a prerequisite for long-term and satisfactory operation.

SKVTechnik reports on the intended use of side channel blowers.

Observe important information when operating side channel blowers.

The side channel blower / vacuum pumps of SKVTechnik are devices for the generation of vacuum or overpressure and the transport in continuous operation of air and non-explosive, non-flammable, non-toxic, non-corrosive technical gases in not
explosive atmosphere. Side channel compressors in so-called ATEX equipment are also sold.
The side channel blower / vacuum pumps from SKVTechnik have been developed and designed for use in industrial plants and are equipped with two-pole single- or three-phase asynchronous motors according to IEC 60034-1.

Usage requirements:
Any misused use of SKVTech side channel blowers can cause serious accidents and injuries.
Each user should study the operating instructions and implement the instructions given in their operating conditions prior to commissioning and at regular intervals.
Any intervention on the machine requires the study and understanding of the operating instructions for the side channel compressors.
Operating conditions:

The side channel blower should be protected from direct sunlight when installed outdoors. The maximum permissible pressure differences given in the table „TECHNICAL DATA“ must not be exceeded. They only apply under the following conditions:

Printing:
Intake temperature of the gas 20 ° C and atmospheric pressure of 1013 mbar when measured at the intake manifold.
Vacuum operation:
Intake temperature of the gas 20 ° C and atmospheric back pressure of 1013 mbar when measured at the intake manifold.
The ambient temperature and the intake temperature of the transported gas shall be between -15 ° C (+5 ° F) +40 ° C (+104 ° F), taking into account the following:

– At ambient temperature +30 ° C (+86 ° F), reduce the maximum pressure differences specified in the „SPECIFICATIONS“ table by 5%

– At ambient temperature +40 ° C (+104 ° F), reduce the maximum pressure differences specified in the „SPECIFICATIONS“ table by 10%

It should be noted that the device must not be installed above 1000 m above sea level. Users should contact SKVTechnik customer service at higher altitudes.

SKVTechnik is an online retailer of side channel blowers. Over three hundred different machine types are available. Customers are expertly operated by manufacturer consultants and thus receive the best advice from a professionally trained specialist for small machine prices.
Customers are testing SKV technology. Rebates are almost 100% passed on to customers, which keeps customers‘ purchase prices low.

Press contact:
SKVTechnik
Werner Bernberger – SKVTechnik ATEX Representative
Strassberger Str. 31
08527 Plauen
Tel. +49 3741 2510951

SKV Technik is an online retailer that has only side channel blowers and fans in its program. Fast service and 3 years warranty on most products.

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SKVTechnik
Melanie Schreiber
Straßberger Straße 31
08527 Plauen
Phone: 01727799600
E-Mail: pressemitteilungen@skvtechnik.com
Url: http://www.skvtechnik.com

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„Taiwan Smart Manufacturing“: at Hannover Messe, Germany, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) presented highly innovative solutions

Collaborative Robots (Cobots), 3D Machine Vision, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Robot Operating Systems, Embedded Systems and general introduction to Taiwan“s smart manufacturing market

"Taiwan Smart Manufacturing": at Hannover Messe, Germany, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) presented highly innovative solutions

2018, April 24 – Hanover: During a press conference called „Taiwan Smart Manufacturing“ at Hannover Messe in Germany the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) presented highly innovative solutions for topics such as Collaborative Robots (Cobots), 3D Machine Vision, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Robot Operating Systems as well as Embedded Systems and provided a general introduction to Taiwan“s smart manufacturing market.

„Our strong presence here shows the important impact on global manufacturing of Taiwanese companies“, stated Mr. Joe Chou, Director of the Taiwan Trade Center in Dusseldorf. He further explained: „Taiwan has the world“s No.1 machine tool cluster, known as the „Golden Valley“. Together with our powerful IC design capabilities, our knowledge in integration of technologies such as robots, 3D machine vision and Internet of Things as well as robot operation and embedded systems, Taiwan has become a much sought-after partner for applications along the entire supply chain of intelligent machines internationally.“

At the press conference, five outstanding Taiwan companies shared their achievements in smart manufacturing:

Collaborative robots (Cobot)

TECHMAN ROBOT, a global leader in collaborative robot and vision technologies presented the TM5, the world“s first collaborative robot featuring built-in visual recognition. It perfectly integrates hands, eyes and brains into one system, which impressively improves the easiness of using industrial robots and remarkably reduces the cost and deployment time. With the powerful built-in vision system, TM5 can see, think and work unitedly and smartly like a human. Users can also use hand-guiding function to teach the robot – everyone, even those without robotic programing experience, can achieve a visual pick & place task within 5 minutes. The TM5 complies with the ISO 10218 human-robot safety requirement and it can operate without safety fences in co-operation with machine operatives.

Machine Vision

SOLOMON Group was established in 1973. It provides robots and machines with human-like vision and recognition capabilities by blending advanced 3D vision and the latest deep learning technologies. SOLOMON AI Vision offers human-like, self-learning software to detect and inspect irregular patterns, defects and features, or object classifications. All that’s required is to provide samples for AI Vision to distinguish and learn; no code writing is necessary. SOLOMON 3D Random Bin Picking is an intelligent, friendly and versatile solution that quickly automates any 3D pick-and-place applications, including complex-shaped objects in a random three-dimensional setting. The software comes with a deep learning option that allows training time to be reduced by as much as 70%.

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Gallant Precision Machining Co., Ltd., (GPM), a Taiwan based high-tech Company, has accumulated 40 years of experience in the manufacturing process and R&D field to provide semi-conductor, FPD and relevant industrial precision machinery process equipment with intelligent
automation total solutions. Its state-of-the-art „GPM Smart IoT Platform System“ is an analysis and preventive maintenance system that combines intelligent machine learning, real time capture and analysis to provide equipment health diagnosis. Giving an answer to the question on how to collect and analyze valuable Big Data and use it effectively, GPM has become the fastest growing manufacturer for precision equipment in Taiwan.

Robot Operating System

Robot Operating system (ROS) is the world’s largest robots open source platform and is widely used for mobile robots, industrial robots, probing robots, human-computer interaction robots, to autonomous cars and group robots. ADLINK Technology, Inc., a global provider of leading edge computing solutions that drives data-to-decision applications across industries, was the first member of the ROS-Industrial Consortium Asia Pacific. With ADLINK“s ROS controller, the integration of robotic arms, AGV, and monitoring the status of robots is easily achieved.

Embedded systems

DFI is a leading provider of high-performance computing technology across multiple embedded industries. The company presented the DFI“s EC500-SD series, a high-performance and compact embedded system equipped with 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3 processors and Intel® Q170 chipset. It targets machine vision applications requiring high computing power and accurate real-time data transition with minimal footprint. The industrial computers also provide large numbers of I/O ports and multiple PCIe/PCI expansion to empower vision, graphic, or motion cards.

Booth locations:
Hall 16, F08: Taiwan Smart Manufacturing Pavilion (TAITRA, SOLOMON, GPM, ADLINK, DFI)
Hall 16, F15: TECHMAN ROBOT

The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) was founded in 1970 to promote Taiwanese enterprises expanding their global reach. Over the past 40 years it has played a key role in the development of the Taiwan economy. TAITRA is jointly sponsored by the government and industry associations and is widely viewed by the international business community as the business gateway to Taiwan. For more information, please visit www.taitra.org.tw or www.taiwantrade.com.tw.

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72072 Tübingen
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Intelligent pump monitoring with ATEX certification from Allweiler

Intelligent pump monitoring with ATEX certification from Allweiler

The IN-1000 master module displays notifications and sensor values from all pumps and forwards them.

(Radolfzell – April 20, 2018) At this year“s ACHEMA, Allweiler will exhibit its intelligent condition and operation monitoring system (hall 8.0, booth D63). Known as IN-1000, it is now also available with ATEX certification for use in EX zones. IN-1000 was developed specifically for Allweiler pumps that are used in operationally-critical and environmentally-sensitive applications in chemical engineering. This system improves safety while reducing operating costs. Allweiler is a business segment of CIRCOR.

The „smart platform“ IN-1000 can be used for a wide range of condition monitoring applications, from simple, single-pump installations to complex, multi-pump systems while improving safety and reducing operating costs simultaneously. As a result, maintenance and repairs can be planned in advance, there are no unplanned production downtimes, and maintenance intervals can be extended. Specific examples include monitoring of temperature, leaks, and vibrations. The system may also be expanded with standard industrial sensors (e.g. for pressure). It can be added to a variety of new Allweiler pumps or retrofitted to existing pumps.

Allweiler“s IN-1000 condition monitoring device is now also available for EX zones. It will be delivered with the necessary certifications for operation in ATEX Zone 2, Class 1, Division 2. All components, from measuring devices and cables to the barrier box, are certified for EX zones.
Allweiler has been supplying pumping solutions for chemical engineering customers around the world for decades. This year at ACHEMA, in addition to the „smart platform“ IN-1000, Allweiler will also exhibit selected products from its broad selection of chemical pumps. These include everything from centrifugal, propeller pumps, and screw pumps to progressing cavity and peristaltic pumps. Additionally, visitors to the Allweiler booth will be able to view precision gear pumps of the brand Zenith.

CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE: CIR) designs, manufactures and markets differentiated flow control products and sub-systems for Energy, Aerospace & Defense and Industrial customers. The Company has a diversified product portfolio of recognized, market-leading brands (Allweiler®, Houttuin™, Imo®, Leslie Controls, Rosscor®, RTK, Schroedahl, Tushaco®, Warren® and Zenith®) that fulfill its customers“ mission critical needs.

Company-Contact
CIRCOR | ALLWEILER GmbH
Gunter Connert
Allweilerstr. 1
78315 Radolfzell
Phone: +49 (0)7732 86-542
Fax: +49 (0)7732 86-99542
E-Mail: gunter.connert@circor.com
Url: http://www.allweiler.de

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Tenncom GmbH
Sina Freivogel
Robert-Gerwig-Str. 35
78315 Radolfzell
Phone: +49 (0)7732 95 39 42
Fax: +49 (0)7732 95 39 39
E-Mail: sfreivogel@tenncom.de
Url: http://www.tenncom-gmbh.de

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Strong interest among visitors

FRIMO successfully exhibited at JEC World 2018 in Paris

Strong interest among visitors

03 / 2018 – Once again, the JEC World exhibition this year proved to be the world“s leading trade show for composites. More than 1,300 exhibitors (March 6-8, 2018, Paris Nord Villepinte) were very satisfied with the nearly 42,500 visitors from 115 countries.
The same goes for the new joint booth of the Composite Alliance between the FRIMO Group and SCHULER, as Thomas Rübsam, Head of Sales at FRIMO Sontra, proudly declared. „The show and our stand had lots of visitors all three days,“ said Rübsam, „and it was the decision-makers that were approaching us here in Paris.“ The visitors included many CEOs and purchasing directors for important OEMs, and many constructive conversations took place. From the aviation sector, companies like Airbus and Fokker were represented, while the automotive manufacturing industry was represented not only by a strong presence of French brands, but also by all German and foreign OEMs, as well as all important Tier 1 suppliers. Three of the lightweight construction solutions presented by FRIMO generated particularly strong interest among visitors. (Photo 1)
RTM
From the vehicle floor manufacturing sector, the company displayed a large CFK floor assembly model, which was created as part of the iComposite 4.0 research project. The iComposite 4.0 cooperative project, funded by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF), targeted resource-efficient, high-volume fiber-reinforced plastic component manufacturing. As part of the project, FRIMO delivered an RTM tool for CFK, a mix and metering unit for epoxy and PUR systems, as well as extensive measuring and analysis equipment. (Photo 2)
Another example from this field of application was the floor assembly for an Audi A6, which was developed as part of the BMBF flagship project SMiLE. The goal of this project was to develop manufacturing possibilities using thermoplastic materials as well as duromer composites. The front section of the floor was produced with the RTM process, and FRIMO was responsible for the component“s RTM technology on a 2×2-meter section. The rear section of the floor, developed also in part by FRIMO (along with Audi and Fraunhofer ICT), was produced in a thermoplastic FRP hybrid construction to optimally utilize the lightweight construction potential of the LFT process. To do so, UD endless tape (PA6-CF60) was combined with a D-LFT molding compound (PA6-GF40) and metal inserts. Both the RTM component and the floor section, manufactured using the newly developed local advanced tailored LFT process, captured the interest of visitors and sparked a lively exchange of ideas. (Photo 3)
Molded organo sheets
The second topic which inspired a great deal of interest among visitors was the organo sheet injection process (OSI). For the past several years, FRIMO has been offering an innovative option for accelerating and economically streamlining the process by combining thermoforming, cutting and back injection molding in one step. The process, expanded by FRIMO to include molding of the processed outer edge, has now been implemented in a challenging project, which, unfortunately, could not be shown, since series production (SOP) does not start until summer 2018. (Photo 4)
NFPP hybrid
The real „audience magnet,“ as Thomas Rübsam put it, turned out to be the NFPP hybrid parts, which included an interior door panel by Volvo. „There was an absolutely overwhelming amount of interest,“ said Rübsam. Many fundamental questions were addressed regarding the material combination and the processing options for the materials. For NFPP, polypropylene is combined with natural fibers in a specific ratio, for instance 50/50. In the hybrid process, these components are then injected with PP-GF20. This involves, for example, ribs, spot welds or retainers. Depending on the geometrical requirements, natural materials such as flax, hemp or sisal are used for the natural fibers. This is how weight can be reduced by up to 40% compared to typical injection molding processes. (Photo 5)
Summary
Ultimately, FRIMO was highly satisfied with its presence at the show and the response it received. Thomas Rübsam: „We had many excellent conversations with top-notch contacts. Many of these conversations were actually arranged before the exhibition.“ Thomas Rübsam was particularly pleased that „in addition to connecting with many already-established contacts, it was possible to gain a number of new contacts.“ The joint stand with SCHULER for the „Composite Alliance“ certainly contributed to the success. As a result, preliminary negotiations were held with clients regarding larger collaborative projects.

About FRIMO ( www.frimo.com)

The FRIMO company group includes global production and sales sites with more than 1,500 employees in Europe, Asia and the Americas as well as countless international representatives. FRIMO companies have received many awards for their excellent services. In the past, FRIMO has received 23 awards at the SPE awards, known as the „Oscars of plastics“. In 2014, FRIMO received the JEC Innovation Award in Atlanta for its collaborative project „Street Shark“ ( www.street-shark.com). The FRIMO group“s portfolio for the plastics processing industry ranges from various procedures for PUR processing to flexible cutting, stamping, pressing and forming, as well as thermoforming, laminating and edge folding, all the way to joining and bonding. The portfolio also includes system solutions for large series processing of fiber-reinforced plastics (composite technologies). FRIMO offers its clients customized tools, machines and plants as single or full solutions from one source.

Contact
FRIMO Group GmbH
Martina Schierholt
Hansaring 1
49504 Lotte
Phone: +49 (5404) 886-157
Fax: +49 (5404) 886-5157
E-Mail: schierholt.m@frimo.com
Url: http://www.frimo.com

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Allweiler to introduce new maintenance solution at IFAT

Allweiler to introduce new maintenance solution at IFAT

OptiFix’s easy exchange design is optimized for safe service operations.

(Radolfzell – March 28, 2018) Allweiler will debut OptiFix, a new generation of easy-to-maintain progressing cavity pumps, at this year’s IFAT show (Hall B1 Booth 441/540). OptiFix pumps are designed to be disassembled in five simple steps, giving them the best mean time to repair in their class while reducing downtime, maintenance, and service expenses. Allweiler is a business segment of CIRCOR.

„Even the fastest employees can’t cut maintenance times by up to 85%. The patented design lets you remove the rotor and stator without taking off the discharge and inlet casing. This slashes maintenance, repair, and configuration times of OptiFix pumps to a fraction of the time normally required,“ says Jens Ebinghaus, Senior Vice President EMEA. „If the customer also chooses the patented ALLDUR® stator, they can extend service life by up to five times.“

Allweiler has been supplying pumping solutions to wastewater plants around the world for more than 60 years. In addition to the new OptiFix pumps, Allweiler will also exhibit selected products from its wastewater treatment solutions. This includes everything from progressing cavity and peristaltic pumps to macerators, centrifugal pumps, and propeller pumps in many different sizes. For abrasive liquids, Allweiler will display its patented Alldur stator and the All-Optiflow pump.

In late 2017 CIRCOR International, Inc. purchased Colfax Corporation’s fluid handling segment, of which Allweiler is a part. With its multifaceted portfolio of leading brands that target a wide variety of end markets and sales territories, CIRCOR is able to provide a comprehensive range of liquid-handling solutions. This includes an extensive portfolio of pumps, valves, controllers, and services.

CIRCOR International, Inc. designs, manufactures and markets differentiated flow control products and sub-systems for Energy, Aerospace & Defense and Industrial customers. The Company has a diversified product portfolio of recognized, market-leading brands that fulfill its customers‘ mission critical needs.

Company-Contact
CIRCOR | ALLWEILER GmbH
Gunter Connert
Allweilerstr. 1
78315 Radolfzell
Phone: +49 (0)7732 86-542
Fax: +49 (0)7732 86-99542
E-Mail: gunter.connert@circor.com
Url: http://www.allweiler.de

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Tenncom GmbH
Sina Freivogel
Robert-Gerwig-Str. 35
78315 Radolfzell
Phone: +49 (0)7732 – 95 39 42
Fax: +49 (0)7732 – 95 39 39
E-Mail: sfreivogel@tenncom.de
Url: http://www.tenncom-gmbh.de

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ATEX – what does this mean for the user? SKVTechnik answers general questions.

ATEX is a French abbreviation of ATmosphères EXplosibles and means explosive atmosphere. It indicates a source of danger.

ATEX - what does this mean for the user? SKVTechnik answers general questions.

ATEX Side Channel Blower

ATEX – suitable side channel blowers from SKVTechnik

What does ATEX mean?
ATEX is a French abbreviation of ATmospheres EXplosibles and means explosive atmosphere. It indicates a source of danger. In the context of side channel blowers, the imprint means that these devices are suitable for use in potentially explosive atmospheres and for pumping explosive gases. These side channel blowers are specially equipped and protected against explosions in a defined manner.
ATEX is actually an abbreviation for the EU ATEX directives. There are two guidelines that reference ATEX. This is the ATEX product directive and the ATEX company policy. The guidelines have been harmonized by the European Union, in means: adapted to the specificities of the participating countries. This considerably simplifies intra-European trade in these products.

The product directive deals with the placing on the market with ATEX – relevant devices and protective systems. But the main purpose of the product directive is to protect people who work in hazardous areas or who may be affected by explosions. The product directive has been in force since 2003.
Which Side Channel Compressors does the SKVTechnik offers in ATEX Design?
SKVTechnik aus Plauen supplies ready-to-use side channel blowers or blowers, side channel pumps and fans. SKVTechnik only offers compressors or fans produced by brand manufacturers in Germany or at least in Europe.

In the ATEX environment, SKVTechnik is able to supply the entire range of side channel blowers. From the small side channel blower with 0.37 kW up to the 25.0 kW unit. There are blowers with and without electric motor for sale, which gives users the opportunity to select alternative drive forms. For example in the biogas sector. SKVTechnik deals with side channel blowers from different manufacturers. The requirements in production and quality assurance for ATEX protected side channel blowers are particularly high. On the other hand, the safety awareness and the safety requirements of the EU in the ATEX area of side channel blowers are extremely strong.

In the case of requests for quotations in the ATEX area of side channel blowers, customers and interested parties are asked to submit a specific request to SKVTechnik. Before the sale, various queries have to be checked out of the legal security requirements, which can best be discussed in direct conversation with the SKVTechnik specialist department.
Customers and interested parties use the customer hotline: 00493741 2510951.

Press contact:
SKVTechnik
Werner Bernberger – SKVTechnik ATEX Representative
Strassberger Str. 31
08527 Plauen
Cell 0049172 7799600
Landline 004937412510951

SKVTechnik aus Plauen supplies ready-to-install side channel blowers or side channel blowers, side channel pumps. We only supply compressors or vacuum compressors produced by brand manufacturers, in Germany free of charge and insured. We also deliver insured to the EU countries for small surcharges. Convince yourself! Benefit from our purchasing conditions.

Contact
SKVTechnik
Bernhard Winkler
Straßberger Straße 38
08527 Plauen
Phone: 037412510951
Fax: 0374125109562
E-Mail: pressemitteilungen@seitenkanalverdichter-technik.de
Url: http://seitenkanalverdichter-technik.de

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Simply efficient – new tool technology for cable foaming

Simply efficient - new tool technology for cable foaming

03 / 2018 – As a full service provider for PU processing, FRIMO is constantly taking on new challenges, even in very specialized areas of application. Cable foaming is the most recent example of this.

This involves full cable harnesses, which are installed in every vehicle in large volumes and sealed to the outer areas with PU. Special tools and machines were developed in order to back foam these cables. The actual know-how lies within the process of sealing the cables to the foam part.
For this purpose, FRIMO has developed a special sealing process, a so-called „carabiner-closure“, which was demonstrated at FAKUMA on a testing tool. The closure squeezes the cable, which keeps the foam from coming out of the tool. This is the only way that the necessary construction quality can be achieved.
Series tools for cable foaming are made completely out of steel and are finally verified and tested at FRIMO. Checks are carried out on especially critical components in order to ensure that they display the appropriate sealing and foaming behavior. Foam is applied using a special film gate, through which the PU is injected into the closed tool by hand. The foam fill weight and corresponding tool and system sizes vary from about 20 grams for small components to 150 to 200 grams for larger components.
With the PURe Mix Eco, FRIMO offers a well-equipped, reliable, and inexpensive PU high-pressure metering machine for processing all standard unfilled 2-component systems. It offers highly precise metering with simple, low-maintenance manual or automatic operation. For manual operation, as with cable foaming, the hand bracket is designed with an especially large working radius. Equipped with intelligent controls (FIP), the centrally positioned compact control panel makes operating the device easy and efficient.

Additional production and sales locations belong to the FRIMO Group, with more than 1,500 employees in Europe, Asia and America as well as numerous international representatives. The FRIMO Group was again distinguished for excellent service. FRIMO has received various SPE Awards, known as the „Oscars of the Plastic Industry“, 23 times. In 2014, FRIMO was distinguished with the JEC Innovation Award in Atlanta for the project „Street Shark“ ( www.street-shark.com). The work of the FRIMO Group for the plastics processing industries includes a broad range of technologies from polyurethane processing, flexible trimming, punching, pressing and forming, thermoforming, laminating, and edge folding, as well as joining and gluing. System solutions for large-series capable processing of fibre-reinforced plastics (composite technology) are also part of the business. For this purpose, FRIMO offers its customers tailored tools, machines, and production systems as individual or complete solutions from a single source.

Contact
FRIMO Group GmbH
Martina Schierholt
Hansaring 1
49504 Lotte
Phone: +49 (5404) 886-157
Fax: +49 (5404) 886-5157
E-Mail: schierholt.m@frimo.com
Url: http://www.frimo.com

Engineering

EJP: Two new drawing lines for MMK-Metiz

Manufacturing plants for tubes, bars and sections: Driven cold rolling stand improves flexibility and quality.

EJP: Two new drawing lines for MMK-Metiz

The servo-electric actuation of EJP the drawing jaws

EJP has received an order from Russian OJSC MMK-METIZ for the supply of two drawing lines to be installed at the Magnitogorsk works. One is a combined drawing line for bright steel with diameters between 8 and 30 mm. It will be the world“s first 30-ton drawing line equipped with a driven cold rolling stand in order to be able to produce square bright steel sections from round input stock. The second line is a chain draw bench line for the production of bars with diameters of up to 68 mm.

With the new lines, which will come with a number of innovative features, MMK-METIZ is going to expand its product range, among others, towards larger diameters. The excellent product quality – e.g. straightness tolerance of 0.1 mm/m and diameter tolerances of h8 and h9 – will provide MMK-Metiz a leading position in the Russian bright steel.

The new lines will boost the works“ output by approx. 15 tons per hour of bright steel products.

Combined drawing line for up to 30 mm diameters

With a drawing force of 30 ton and drawing speeds of up to 80 m/min, the combined drawing line CDS 300 will produce finished bars in diameters from 8 to 30 mm – from coil-to-bar, from coil-to-coil or bar-to-bar, as desired.

As an innovation, EJP is going to install a driven cold rolling stand between the blasting plant and the drawing machine. The function of the rolling stand is to pre-form the material so that it will be possible to directly draw from round to square. The high-precision drive control will make the forming process much more accurately controllable than in the past.

The servo-electric actuation of the drawing jaws achieves more flexibility in bar and tube drawing, cuts the set-up times and reduces the maintenance effort.

Chain draw bench line for up to 68 mm diameters

The DB 800 chain draw bench will be designed for drawing forces of up to 80 t and the production of bars in diameters of up to 68 mm, straight from bar to bar.

Both lines will be equipped with eddy-current testers for inline inspection of the surface quality. In case of small to medium diameters, the machine can process three bars simultaneously.

Denis Kanaev, Director Technology at MMK-Metiz, explains why his company has chosen EJP as supplier: „We conducted a comprehensive market analysis and EJP clearly came out on top when we drew up the technology shortlist. The EJP lines fulfill our requirements one hundred percent. Once our new lines are running, we will be one of the leading producers in Europe in terms of product quality and delivery performance.“

Jacques Paraskevas, Managing Director and Shareholder of EJP, is convinced that having their manufacturing base in Germany has proved to be the right strategy for the company: „The order from MMK-Metiz is the biggest in our company history. However, since then we have already received another order for a combined drawing line CDS 300. One more proof of the continuing good international reputation of technology „Made in Germany“.

EJP will be the general contractor for the supply of the two lines. Installation is scheduled to take place in the fall of 2018, commissioning is slated for spring 2019.

EJP at WIRE 2018:
Düsseldorf, Germany, 16 – 20 April 2018
This year at a new location: hall 9, stand A12

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 stock 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 Italy, 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
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