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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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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.

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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
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Phone: +49 (0)7732 – 95 39 42
Fax: +49 (0)7732 – 95 39 39
E-Mail: sfreivogel@tenncom.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.

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Straßberger Straße 38
08527 Plauen
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E-Mail: pressemitteilungen@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

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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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VIP Kommunikation
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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Compact, fast, energy-efficient punching

FRIMO EcoCut Compact for proven quality

Compact, fast, energy-efficient punching

02 / 2018 – FRIMO presents the EcoCut punching machine for trimming large and highly complex plastic components, such as instrument panels, door panels and armrests.

This unit has been specifically designed for trimming in ram direction, as well as many other punching directions, and is ideal for large series production thanks to its high efficiency. The product entry point is integrated directly into the lower table. The upper die is mobile and replaces the press ram.
Even though the EcoCut has already gained recognition for its compact design and low overall weight, FRIMO continues further development of this successful model. For example, the height of modern manufacturing facility production areas is constantly becoming lower. The new EcoCut provides the same capabilities without the tall main cylinder that was present on previous models. In its place, two shorter cylinders are positioned on the front of the unit within the housing. With its shorter design, this punching unit is suitable for lower ceilings, and is also considerably easier to move with a forklift.
The ergonomic infeed has been modified for the EcoCut Compact to include a swiveling matrix holder. The holder, which previously swiveled forward out of the machine towards the operator, now swings downwards for loading the instrument panel. Once this is complete, the holder swivels upwards 60°. This ensures that the punching process can be primarily achieved using the main hoist of the machine (ram trimming). Consequently, the number of sliders required for other punching units is minimized.
Thanks to the new swivel unit design with its rear-mounted axis, the vertical stroke of the upper die can be reduced from 1200 mm to 300 mm. This not only reduces cycle times, but also allows the use of a smaller hydraulic pump and smaller electric motor, reducing energy consumption. Using frequency inverters on the motor drives has also improved energy savings.
In the previous model, punching waste was automatically discharged to the back as standard, and when installed in certain positions, such as close to a wall, it could be modified to discharge to the left or right. On the new EcoCut Compact, however, automatic waste discharge is possible in all three directions without requiring modification. Automated machine loading and unloading, e.g. using robots or a linear handling system is also possible, as is linking multiple machines together. Thus, several punching units can be combined, or combined with other systems such as scoring units or other follow-up processes.

About FRIMO ( www.frimo.com)

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

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Tube 2018: The current trends in pipe forming technology?

Interview with Stefanie Flaeper, General Manager of transfluid

Tube 2018: The current trends in pipe forming technology?

Stefan Flaeper, General Manager transfluid (Source: transfluid)

What do the current trends in pipe forming and bending technology look like?
Basically, we assume that there’s a higher demand than ever before for more flexibility in processing pipes. This is because it is foreseeable that there will only be large-scale series in the future. Production needs to adjust to these circumstances. In principle, this also applies to developments in bending technology. The demand for more dynamic production of complete kits featuring diverse geometries and diameters continues to increase.

How is the general reception of software-controlled process optimisation with regard to industry 4.0?
Connectivity is in constant demand in the most diverse areas. However, not every customer desires complete networking. In particular, wherever data protection is involved. At transfluid, we are suitably prepared to implement the right connection and integration solutions. All controller adjustments have already been implemented with new control systems.

In which areas is robotics producing faster processes?
Robots are certainly not the fastest solution in automation. We offer high-performance, linear handling systems in this area. However, robots can be used with high flexibility for a variety of components. Wherever transferring previously bent parts to further processing steps is involved, robots are the best solution in terms of efficiency
Furthermore, the robot is sometimes can also become a bending machine , which makes it outstanding for implementing complex geometries. And as a robot bender, it’s an extremely efficient and effective solution for processing long pipes with small pipe diameters. Of course, it is also capable of assuming handling tasks as well. Programming takes place according to XYZ coordinates, and CAD is able to be imported.

How sensible is it to retrofit older pipe processing machine to make them suitable for 4.0?
Old bending machines are essentially able to be converted if they feature new controller components and these permit connection and controlling of processes. This is a basic requirement. Conversion of old systems to this standard is very questionable, and it depends completely on the individual case. If an older system only completes a rudimentary task in the process, an upgrade may be sufficient. In any case, and regardless of suitability for industry 4.0, new systems enable faster, better, and more economical processes. Plus, this is much more sustainable.

What does a sustainable machine application involve, and what needs to be considered especially during maintenance and upkeep?
Of course, it is important that service is easy to complete, downtimes are avoided, and that a supply of replacement parts is available to the customer or manufacturer. The service intervals need to be recorded, displayed, and acknowledged. Preventative service activities, e.g. via maintenance contracts, and predictive maintenance enable the life span and processing ability of systems to be improved significantly. In particular, predictive maintenance is more and more interesting for our customers to ensure long-term production and long life for their machines. 2017 has already indicated this trend.

Next trade fair: Tube 2018, transfluid in Hall 5 on Stand G34

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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.

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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

Engineering

Improve Mean Time to Repair with Maintenance-in-Place-Solution from Allweiler

OptiFi(TM) pump to make maintenance faster, less frequent, simpler than ever

Improve Mean Time to Repair with Maintenance-in-Place-Solution from Allweiler

With OptiFix, inspections, part replacement and maintenance are carried out safely and quickly.

Radolfzell, Germany (February 19, 2018) – OEMs and specifiers of industrial wastewater treatment applications have a new choice of progressing cavity pumps with Allweiler GmbH“s OptiFix(TM). The pump from CIRCOR Pumping Technologies (CPT) can be disassembled in five steps, and eliminates the need to dismantle it from piping to change the rotor, stator, joints or shaft seal.

„Every unproductive second of maintenance, repair or upgrading of a progressing cavity pump counts toward total cost of ownership,“ said Jens Ebinghaus, CPT senior vice president and general manager, EMEA&I. „That is why we engineered a specially designed dismounting device providing the capability to remove the rotor and stator with the discharge and suction casings in place.“

Designed to deliver superior speed and efficiency, OptiFix’s easy exchange design is optimized for safe and streamlined inspections, parts removal and service operations. „In wastewater treatment service, OptiFix can reduce mean time to repair intervals by as much as 85 percent and boost pump service life by up to 500 percent when combined with CIRCOR’s patented ALLDUR stator solution“, Ebinghaus said.

In addition to the easy disassembly and reassembly process, other OptiFix features include:
– Leak resistant ATLS-T1V sensor to detect dry-running conditions before they do damage
– A patented zero play stub shaft connection
– Optimized heat transition from the stator elastomer to the sensor sleeve
– High quality joint construction
– Availability in multiple rotor-stator geometry choices and sizes for application-specific configurations to accommodate needs for:
o Low flow velocity/NPSH
o Volumetric efficiency
o Gentle conveyance of compacted products or large suspended solids
o Compact footprint even with high flow rates

About CIRCOR Pumping Technologies
CIRCOR Pumping Technologies, a business of CIRCOR International (NYSE: CIR), is a global leader in critical fluid handling and transfer solutions for the commercial marine, defense, oil & gas, power generation and industrial markets. Additionally, CIRCOR provides lubrication management equipment and services through the company“s Reliability Services business. With the broadest portfolio of pumping technologies and products, along with manufacturing, engineering, sales and technical support centers around the world, CIRCOR helps customers solve their toughest business challenges wherever they are located. CIRCOR Pumping Technologies solutions provide the highest levels of reliability, efficiency and longevity with the lowest total cost of ownership through trusted product brands Allweiler®, Clarus®, COT-PURITECH(SM), Houttuin(TM), Imo®, LSC®, Lubritech®, Rosscor®, Sicelub®, Tushaco®, Warren® and Zenith®.

Company-Contact
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