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Engineering

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

Press
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

Politics Law Society

GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte – New additions to commercial and company law team

GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte – New additions to commercial and company law team

GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte - New additions to commercial and company law team

We at the international commercial law firm GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte have bolstered our team in order to make further improvements to the high-quality advice we provide to our growing clientele.

The trajectory at GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte continues to be one of growth. Our commercial law firm“s objective is to closely collaborate with our clients both at home and abroad to provide interdisciplinary and comprehensive solutions. To meet our own high standards as well as, of course, the expectations of our clients and offer even better advisory services, attorneys Dr. Florian Wirkes and Dr. Hilmar Müller will now be joining our team of experienced lawyers. With these two new additions to our team, the range and depth of GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte“s expertise continues to grow and puts us in a position to provide performance-based solutions even in the face of the most complex of demands.

Dr. Florian Wirkes, LL.M, first studied law at the Universität zu Köln in Cologne and later worked for, among others, a law firm in Bangkok. Following his traineeship, he went on to obtain a Masters in Wirtschaftsrecht (LL.M.), i.e. commercial law, from the Universität zu Köln, completed his doctorate in 2017 while working and has since joined GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte.

Dr. Hilmar Müller studied law at the Universität zu Potsdam with a focus on commercial and company law. He completed his doctorate in the field of stock corporation law before working within the framework of his traineeship for, among others, a law firm in London. His main areas of practice were in the field of company law, in particular mergers and acquisitions (M&A) as well as commercial law in general.

Now with Dr. Florian Wirkes and Dr. Hilmar Müller on board, GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte has once again expanded upon its extensive expertise in the areas of commercial, trade and company law. From our offices in Cologne, Berlin, Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich Stuttgart, London and Singapore, we provide our clientele with excellent interdisciplinary legal advice and develop comprehensive solutions. In doing so, we continue on our path to become a consistently client-oriented service provider and competent consultant for national and international businesses, companies, institutional investors as well as private individuals.

https://www.grprainer.com/en

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

Contact
GRP Rainer LLP
Michael Rainer
Augustinerstraße 10
50667 Cologne
Phone: +49 221-27 22 75-0
Fax: +49 221-27 22 75-24
E-Mail: info@grprainer.com
Url: http://www.grprainer.com/en

Medicine Wellness Health

Alzheimer’s disease: Patients benefit from nuclear imaging

(Vienna, 19 April 2018) With the help of Positron emission tomography (PET) Alzheimer“s disease (AD) can be detected long before the onset of the symptoms by making beta-amyloid in the brain visible. However, since there is still no cure for AD the question has been raised if such a diagnosis is really beneficial for the patient or rather more of a burden. First results of a large study, currently under way, show that PET diagnosis helped to improve medical management and counseling in over 65% of the patients. „AD patients clearly benefit from nuclear imaging,“ says Dr. Valentina Garibotto, expert of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM).

Alzheimer“s disease is the most frequent cause of dementia and one of the most important causes of disability in the elderly. The condition induces a decline in mental ability that usually develops and progresses slowly. Memory and judgment are impaired, and personality may deteriorate. The target of the PET examination is beta-amyloid, which is the chief component of plaques that are one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer“s. Recently developed tracers (radioactively labelled substances the patient is injected with) make these plaques visible on the computer screen. By applying this method the likelihood of Alzheimer“s disease can be established in patients with a higher degree of certainty, as compared with other routine diagnostic tools.

PET exams improve health care management
While its accuracy is uncontroversial the benefit of nuclear imaging for AD patients has frequently been questioned: Since there is no cure for this disease the gained diagnostic knowledge might be considered not only useless but an unnecessary psychological burden for the patient while he is still fit. In order to clarify this matter and to examine the actual impact of PET procedures on AD patient care and health outcome two large studies are currently under way: The IDEAS study (Imaging Dementia-Evidence for Amyloid Scanning) in the USA (www.ideas-study.org) and the AMYPAD study (Amyloid Imaging to prevent AD) in Europe (amypad.eu).

IDEAS started in 2016 and includes 18.000 participants. First results show that the outcome of PET scans have concrete beneficial consequences: They led to a change in medical and general health care management in around 65% of the patients. These changes consisted among other things in different drug prescriptions, making use of the fact that amyloid imaging allows doctors to determine with high accuracy whether in patients with mild symptoms Alzheimer“s is the cause or whether it can be excluded, so that some other kind of dementia or another condition has to be taken into account. Thus, depending on the PET exam results doctors changed to drugs specific for Alzheimer (namely aceltycholinesterase inhibitors) or they reversely abandoned these drugs in favor of a better suited medication, for exampleantidepressants or antipsychotics. PET scan results in favor of AD also induced an appropriate counseling about safety and future planning, thus helping patients and their friends and family to avoid preventable risks. For example, a diabetic who is also diagnosed with AD would not be left alone any longer to manage his insuline doses. „These interim results already provide convincing evidence that AD patients benefit largely from a more accurate diagnosis and we expect further study outcomes to complete the picture,“ says Dr. Valentina Garibotto of the EANM Neuroimaging Committee.

Nuclear imaging pivotal in AD research
Further important insights are to be expected of the AMYPAD study which has just started. This is a collaborative research initiative and part of the European Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI). The overall goal of the program is to determine the value of amyloid PET imaging to diagnose and guide treatment, namely clinical trials, in AD. „Despite the hitherto unsatisfying results of therapeutic trials, our knowledge and understanding of AD has dramatically evolved over the last decades and PET imaging has played and still plays an increasingly central role. Accordingly, the next EANM focus meeting will be fully dedicated to the field of neuroimaging in AD. Entitled „Molecular Imaging of Dementia – The future is here“ it will invite worldwide experts to update the community on the latest developments,“says Dr. Garibotto.

www.whatisnuclearmedicine.com
www.eanm.org

Presseagentur für Medizinthemen

Contact
impressum health & science communication
Frank von Spee
Hohe Brücke 1
20459 Hamburg
Phone: 040 31786410
E-Mail: vonspee@impressum.de
Url: http://www.impressum.de

Medicine Wellness Health

LEONARDO® DUAL by biolitec®: First medical laser for multifunctional applications in minimally invasive therapies

LEONARDO® laser family first universally applicable medical laser system with a combination of two wavelengths for use in several disciplines

LEONARDO® DUAL by biolitec®: First medical laser for multifunctional applications in minimally invasive therapies

biolitec® LEONARDO® DUAL lasers family (Source: biolitec biomedical technology GmbH)

Jena, April 19th, 2018 – The unique medical laser system LEONARDO® DUAL consists of lasers with 45 watt, 100 watt and 200 watt power ranges. These lasers are the most versatile medical lasers available for medical la-ser treatments, offering a variety of tissue interactions – for open and for endoscopic procedures with contact or non-contact delivery options. The possibility to use two wavelengths in one compact, mobile and space-saving laser system constitutes a clear benefit for the user, just as the multidisciplinary use of the lasers and the low-maintenance. Each wavelength can be individually selected or blended together to offer the desired tissue effects, such as incision, excision, vaporization, hemostasis and coagulation of soft tissue. All of the lasers are equipped with the two wavelengths of 980 nm and 1470 nm, which can be continuously used during the treatment.

The new LEONARDO® DUAL series lasers are suitable for minimally invasive procedures in phlebology, proctology, urology, gynecology, orthopedics, thoracic surgery, pneumology, ENT and aesthetic surgery. As the lasers feature not only a wavelength of 980 nm but also of 1470 nm, they are also ideally suited for the use in phlebology. The laser procedure with a wavelength of 1470 nm minimizes any post-operative inflammatory pain and bruising, due to a 400 times greater absorption coefficient in water compared to 810 nm lasers targeting hemoglobin. In addition, an easy-to-use system for a significantly improved treatment outcome is provided by means of the radial (360°) emission of the patented ELVeS® Radial® 2ring fiber.

The ELVeS® Radial® 2ring fiber splits the energy in two phases, which leads to an effective closure of the vein. By avoiding perforation of the vein wall and associated thermal irritation of the surrounding tissue, post-operative pain is minimized. The ELVeS® Radial® 2ring slim fiber was especially designed for the treatment of superficial venous reflux on perforator veins and small saphenous veins.

With the biolitec® therapies FiLaC® (Fistula-tract Laser Closure for anal fistulae), SiLaC (Sinus Pilonidalis treatment) and LHP® (LaserHemorrhoidoPlasty for hemorrhoids) for proctology, biolitec® introduced a new innovative minimally invasive method, where the diseased tissue is irradiated from the inside with the laser energy and thus gently destroyed.

Also part of the family and suitable for varicose vein treatment is the LEONARDO® Mini 1470 nm. Weighing only 900 grams, this device can be used mobile in the established treatment methods of biolitec® for venous diseases and other medical treatments. Besides the lasers, biolitec® provides a wide range of accessories and offers suitable fibers with specific characteristics that are perfectly coordinated with versatile therapeutic areas and the respective application, due to continuous research and development.

If you are interested in presentations or congresses on the subject of minimally invasive medical laser therapies by biolitec®, please have a look at our website www.biolitec.com (section Company/Events).

About biolitec
biolitec® is one of the world“s leading medical technology companies in the field of laser applications and the only provider which possesses all the relevant core competences in the field of photodynamic therapy (PDT) – photosensitizers, lasers and fibre optic cables. Besides laser-supported treatment of cancers with the drug Foscan®, biolitec® researches and markets above all minimally invasive, gentle laser procedures.
ELVeS® Radial® (Endo Laser Vein System) is the world“s most-used laser system to treat venous insufficiency. The LEONARDO® diode laser from biolitec® is the first universally applicable medical laser which has a combination of two wavelengths, 980nm and 1470nm, and which can be used across disciplines. The innovative contact fibre XCAVATOR® in conjunction with the LEONARDO® DUAL 200 Watt laser allows in urology a gentle treatment of e.g. benign prostate enlargement (BPH). The light-weight LEONARDO® Mini laser weighing only 900 g was developed especially for mobile application on site. Gentle laser applications in the fields of proctology, ENT, gynecology, thorax surgery and pneumology are also part of biolitec®“s field of business. More information available at www.biolitec.com

Contact
biolitec biomedical technology GmbH
Joern Gleisner
Otto-Schott-Str. 15
07745 Jena
Phone: +49 (0) 3641 / 51953-36
Fax: +49 (0) 6172 / 27159-69
E-Mail: joern.gleisner@biolitec.com
Url: http://www.biolitec.com

Art Culture

„Facing India“ from April 29, 2018 in the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg

The Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg is presenting the first exhibition in Germany featuring six women artists from India.

"Facing India" from April 29, 2018 in the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg

Prajakta Potnis, Capsule I, 2012 (Source: © Courtesy of the artist and Project 88, Mumbai)

Although women and men have equal legal status, Indian society is profoundly marked by patriarchy. India finds itself in a state of fundamental social change, yet it remains torn between the poles of tradition and progress – and in this field of tension, women are still strongly disadvantaged. The rapid development of urban India thus runs contrary to the living conditions in rural areas. Countless ethnicities, castes, languages, cultures, religions, and philosophies form an ostensibly pluralistic society, in which identity is defined by differentiation from the respective other. The social structure of India thus reflects that of our global community as a whole, which basically struggles with the same issues.

„Facing India“ examines the question of how one“s own national history, present, and future manifest themselves from a female point of view. In their multimedia works, Vibha Galhotra, Bharti Kher, Prajakta Potnis, Reena Saini Kallat, Mithu Sen, and Tejal Shah shift attention towards historical and contemporary conflicts. Poetic, metaphorical, and quiet, but also radical, direct, and loud – they question borders of all kinds, be these political, territorial, ecological, religious, social, personal, or gender-based. The history of these borders, their visibility and invisibility, their legitimacy, and not seldom their dissolution are the themes of the works presented in „Facing India“. The exhibition focuses on six positions in order to present these more comprehensively. Socialized and educated in an increasingly globalized world, these women artists no longer limit their „border controls“ solely to India, but rather reach out into other countries and continents. The state, society, and the individual, as well as questions regarding identity and the environment, are critically examined. Nevertheless, as broad as their range of topics may be, explicit and implicit references to the presence of the feminine and the position of women, as well as solidarity and empathy, are recurring themes throughout the exhibition.

„Facing India“ was developed out of a continuing dialog with the artists and reflects a kind of collective plea for communication and the notion of unity in diversity beyond pigeonhole thinking and caste mentality. The exhibition architecture incorporates these ideas. Each of the six artists has her own separate exhibition space, which are arranged to provide clear visual relations to each other. The center of the exhibition is an open communication forum, which allows the visitor a view in all directions – both literally and metaphorically.

Catalog
The catalog, edited by Ralf Beil and Uta Ruhkamp in separate German and English versions, with a preface by Ralf Beil and an introduction by Uta Ruhkamp, essays by Urvashi Butalia, head of the feminist publishing house Zubaan, and Roobina Karode, director of the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art in New Delhi and Noida, as well as in-depth interviews with all six artists conducted by Uta Ruhkamp. Hatje Cantz Publishers, 240 pages with 150 illustrations, 24 x 31 cm, hardcover, 38 € in the museum shop.

The exhibition will be held from April, 29. until October 7, 2018.

Press preview on Thursday, April 26, 2018, 11:15 a.m.

Opening on Saturday, April 28, 2018, 7 p.m. with party from 9 p.m.

The Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg is one of Lower Saxony“s cultural beacons. Opened in 1994, the non-profit foundation above all realizes wide-ranging thematic cultural history exhibitions alongside major monographic presentations of contemporary art. A unique architectural feature is the 16-meter high and 1600 square meter large exhibition space-a Germany-wide unparalleled possibility space for art and cultural with a large international impact.

Company-Contact
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
Christiane Heuwinkel
Hollerplatz 1
38440 Wolfsburg
Phone: 05361266969
E-Mail: info@kunstmuseum-wolfsburg.de
Url: http://www.kunstmuseum-wolfsburg.de

Press
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
Christiane Heuwinkel
Hollerplatz 1
38440 Wolfsburg
Phone: 05361266969
E-Mail: presse@kunstmuseum-wolfsburg.de
Url: http://www.kunstmuseum-wolfsburg.de

Computer Information Telecommunications

Software manufacturer estos and the internet communication standard WebRTC

Starnberg company convinced from the beginning of this emerging technology

Software manufacturer estos and the internet communication standard WebRTC

Starnberg, 19/4/2018

Since mid-November, WebRTC has been officially named „Candidate Recommendation“: The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) confirms that the planned features are included in the current version. WebRTC defines a collection of communication protocols and programming interfaces for real-time communication and collaboration on the internet. The abbreviation RTC stands for Real Time Communication. estos has been using this internet technology since the advent of WebRTC in 2012. In 2014, the software manufacturer presented Germany’s first practicable integration of audio/video chat via WebRTC, already integrated into the Unified Communications & CTI Software Suite ProCall Enterprise.

„Companies that use their website today to inform employees, prospective customers and clients will use these websites tomorrow to communicate with them, that’s our vision,“ says Christoph Lösch, Managing Director – Innovations and Technology – at estos. „WebRTC is the foundation upon which we realize this vision.“

With features such as the multimedia business card or the contact portal, estos has taken the first steps: the contact portal makes employees visible on company websites so that visitors to the website can see who is available and by which means. You can get in touch easily and directly with the most suitable contact. The multimedia business card is sent as a link in an e-mail. The recipient opens it in the browser and can then chat with the sender via text, audio or audio/video. With LiveChat 2 in 2018, estos launches another WebRTC-based application. Via a so-called „widget, a suitable contact person and the contact options on the company website can be shown.

In addition to its own developments, estos also opted for cooperation with other WebRTC pioneers at the very beginning: For example, at CeBIT 2013, the software manufacturer demonstrated its initial steps in WebRTC-based audio/video communication together with Plantronics. The innovator for audio technology provided the appropriate headsets for the software.

„We are proud to have been actively involved in the completion of the internet standard as a German software manufacturer,“ summarizes Christoph Lösch. „For example, we were part of the elite circle of ‚Top Ten Bug Chasers‘, as Google informed us in an official letter.“ In the latest version 6 of the Unified Communications & CTI Suite ProCall, WebRTC is consistently part of the software.

More information at https://www.estos.com/products/procall

estos – enables easy communication
estos GmbH is an independent manufacturer of innovative building blocks for unified communications. Since 1997, estos has been developing professional standards software for small and medium-sized companies, thereby improving their business processes in communication-intensive areas. As a technology leader, estos has demonstrated its expertise in the area of Computer Telephony Integration (CTI), Unified Messaging Software (UMS), SIP, XMPP, LDAP and WebRTC-based applications that enable uncomplicated audio/video communication. estos has constantly invested in research and development helping to create innovation and ensuring their products are the forefront of genuine trend-setting technology. The core markets of the company are Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux and Italy. estos GmbH is headquartered in Starnberg, close to Munich, and operates a Knowledge Center Messaging in Olching, a development office in Leonberg, an office in Berlin and branches in Udine, Italy and Doetinchem, in the Netherlands.

Contact
estos GmbH
Susanna Heine
Petersbrunner Str. 3a
82319 Starnberg
Phone: +49 8151 36856-122
E-Mail: susanna.heine@estos.de
Url: http://www.estos.com

English Press Releases

Datavard and +RASMUSSEN Start A Joint Venture To Facilitate Digital Transformation

Datavard and +RASMUSSEN Start A Joint Venture To Facilitate Digital Transformation

Munich, April 19th 2018 – The software and consulting company Datavard teamed up with the consulting firm +RASMUSSEN to establish Innovard GmbH, a joint venture focused on digital transformation. Innovard provides business transformation consultation and combines technological know-how and leadership skills to facilitate the digitization process. The consulting portfolio is offered to executives of international corporations and includes digital skillset workshops and trainings, as well as support in the development of concrete use cases and project implementation.

„Companies are currently facing the challenge of adapting their business models to the digital age. Executives need new competencies and skills to fully recognize and seize the opportunities brought by digitization“, explains Niels Rasmussen, CEO +RASMUSSEN. „Innovard accompanies management on the path to digital transformation. We want to drive real change through creating digital value, and not just visualizing future projects.“

„Innovard merges the experiences and networks of its founding partners, Datavard and +RASMUSSEN, into an innovative consulting concept that brings together technological know-how and leadership skills,“ said Gregor Stoeckler, Datavard CEO. „We enable company leaders to understand technologies such as advanced analytics, Industry 4.0, blockchain, machine learning and artificial intelligence. We provide strategies to manage pending changes, recognize potential and develop a value compass.“

Innovard“s portfolio is tailored for executives of large enterprises. Services are not limited to traditional consulting and trainings, they also focus on developing and enabling digitization projects. Innovard offers a Digital Readiness Check for identifying strengths, opportunities, obstacles, and risks faced by any company undergoing digitization. Existing projects are monitored in the Co-Innovation Lab, supported by Innovard consultants and external partners such as Innovaptive, HR Factors, or Cloudera. Two renowned German universities are also involved in the Co-Innovation Lab.

About Innovard
Munich based consulting firm Innovard is a joint venture of software and consulting company Datavard and management consulting firm +RASMUSSEN. The portfolio includes consulting services, training, and support in the development of use cases and implementation of digital transformation projects. Innovard targets DAX 30 and large multi-national enterprises. The objective is to accompany management on the path to digital transformation by initiating digitization and transformation projects whilst building senior leadership competencies.

About +RASMUSSEN
+RASMUSSEN has been accompanying and supporting DAX and Fortune 500 transformations since it was founded in 2014. Management and quality of leadership are strengthened through a three-step process consisting of organization analysis, board and leadership training, and coaching. +RASMUSSEN tools, STAR®-Model and SBOT®-Analysis, are utilized to achieve these objectives.

Datavard is an international provider of SAP solutions in the areas of analytics, data management and system operation. International businesses, including Fortune 500 companies like Allianz, BASF and Nestle as well as SMEs, choose Datavard as a reliable and innovative partner for optimizing business intelligence analytics, data management, system management and operations, test automation, system landscape optimization (SLO) and SAP HANA implementations.

The privately held company was founded in 1998 and is one of the fastest-growing technology companies. Datavard is based in Heidelberg, Germany with subsidiaries across EMEA, the USA and APJ. Further information can be found at www.datavard.com or on social media at Twitter, Xing, LinkedIn and our Expert Blog.

Company-Contact
Datavard AG
Petra Pirron
Römerstr. 9
69115 Heidelberg
Phone: +49 6221-87331-0
Fax: +49 6221-87331-10
E-Mail: petra.pirron@datavard.com
Url: http://www.datavard.com

Press
Donner & Doria Public Relations GmbH
Simone Schmickl
Gaisbergstr. 16
69115 Heidelberg
Phone: +49 6074 7283822
Fax: +49 6221-58787-39
E-Mail: simone.schmickl@donner-doria.de
Url: http://www.donner-doria.de

Science Research Technology

Walther Trowal opens the „North American Tech & Training Centre“

Mass finishing, deburring, polishing, shot blasting and coating: The branch in Michigan now has its own process development center and offers comprehensive service for North- and South-America

Walther Trowal opens the  "North American Tech & Training Centre"

In the Test & Training Center: Loading of work pieces into a CF rotary vibrator for processing.

To cope with the increasing business volume in the Americas and to better serve the American customers in the field of surface finishing and preparation, Walther Trowal is expanding its sales branch in Grand Rapids, established in 2005, with additional manpower and a process development lab. Recently the Walther Trowal LLC has officially opened its „North American Tech & Training Center“.

The company, initially established as a sales office, has become an operation with its own test center, after-sales service activities and a sizable warehouse for compounds, media and spare parts. Effective immediately two recently hired application and sales engineers, stationed in Grand Rapids, are now supporting the already existing nine distributors in the US and Mexico, including our sales office in Queretaro, Mexico.

Moreover, the newly established process development lab, equipped with a range of different finishing machines, now offers American customers the possibility to test the Walther Trowal equipment with their work pieces directly in the United States and to optimize their finishing processes.

Ken Raby, Vice President and General Manager of the Walther Trowal LLC, is now in a position to serve his North-American customers even better: „We consider close proximity to our customers as essential to our future success. With our expanding sales and technical base in Grand Rapids we can adapt our processes and systems much better and, especially, much faster to the requirements of the American users. Especially in the field of mass finishing it is essential to develop and optimize the various finishing processes for our customers through processing trials under manufacturing conditions in our test lab“.

The new „Tech & Training Centre“ is also equipped with a lab for coating technology. This allows the customers to test various coating methods and develop the right process for their coating requirements with the „Trowal Coating“ technology.

Christoph Cruse, general sales manager at Walther Trowal in Haan, explains why the company is expanding its presence in North-America: „The North-American market is somewhat different from Europe – Especially in the United States the automobile industry is still a key player, but is subject to enormous cost pressures. That is why it is essential for us to offer our customers fast and competent service. Long reaction or downtimes are no longer acceptable! In addition, we also see a tremendous potential in the rapidly expanding aerospace industry and medical engineering.“

In Latin America Walther Trowal has also expanded its presence with the recently opened sales office in Queretaro, Mexico. The local staff is supported by the knowhow and service of the colleagues in Grand Rapids.

The capacity of the new, large warehouse ensures that the Walther Trowal LLC can offer short delivery times for equipment and consumables. The mass finishing, shot blasting and coating equipment as well as the plastic finishing media are still supplied from the Walther Trowal headquarters in Germany. Ceramic media continue to be manufactured at the plant in Stoke-on-Trent, Great Britain.

Facts about Walther Trowal

For more than 85 years Walther Trowal has offered modular and custom engineered solutions for a wide range of surface treatment problems.

Initially only making vibratory finishing equipment, over the years Walther Trowal has continuously broadened its product range and today offers a wide portfolio of equipment and services for improving all kinds of surfaces, e.g. mass finishing, part cleaning, shot blasting and drying of a wide spectrum of work pieces, last but not least, the coating of mass produced small parts.

Walther Trowal offers not only various types of equipment but complete surface treatment systems: By linking the various equipment modules and automating the complete process, we are able to precisely adapt our process technologies to the technical requirements of our customers. This also includes various types of peripheral equipment and process water cleaning and recycling systems. Of course, we also offer comprehensive pre- and after-sale service like sample processing in one of our demonstration labs and global repair and maintenance service.

Walther Trowal serves many customers in many industries around the world. For example, in the automotive and aerospace industry, medical engineering and wind power generation.

Company-Contact
Walther Trowal GmbH & Co.KG
Georg Harnau
Rheinische Str. 35-37
42781 Haan, Germany
Phone: +49 2129.571-0
Fax: +49 2129.571-225
E-Mail: info@walther-trowal.de
Url: http://www.walther-trowal.de

Press
VIP Kommunikation
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

Science Research Technology

Draw Wire Sensor MH60 – effective application in harsh environments

Draw Wire Sensor MH60 - effective application in harsh environments

High demands are made on sensors, particularly in the area of mobile hydraulic applications. There is a growing demand for precise measuring processes in the area of mobile hydraulics, given that a reliable and safe positioning of vehicle support legs is essential for the safety of the persons and equipment involved. The MH60 was developed, to ensure a reliable measuring process in precisely such harsh environments. The IP69K rating allows for a maximum protection of the electronic components against water and contamination. The sensor can be easily cleaned using a high-pressure jet without suffering any damage. To achieve maximum performance, the customer can choose the ideal type of housing for the sensor depending on the environmental conditions. Because of this, WayCon offers a cost-effective, robust and compact solution for an effective application at the end customers“.

In addition to the standard industry output signals (0…10 V, 4…20 mA, potentiometer), a low cost CANopen interface according to CiA 406 is also available. A series of options allows for a wide variety of variations: An offline setting of the most important parameters is possible with the help of our squeezer as well as the programming of the analogue measuring range. Furthermore, a complete signal failure is counteracted by a redundant output signal. The customer has the option of perfectly adapting the sensor to his or her application using different rope fixations and rope diameters. The MH60 can be equipped with an additional base plate, to provide the required stability.

MH60 is nominated for the INDUSTRIEPREIS 2018

With the MH series, the development department succeeded in developing sensors, which were able to be qualified for the INDUSTRIEPREIS 2018. The expert jury rates the products in 14 individual categories. Our MH series combines the characteristics robustness, compactness and reliability in one cost-effective sensor and at the same time, converts the usual precision to this series as well.

To achieve maximum performance, the customer can choose the ideal type of housing for the sensor depending on the environmental conditions.

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

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

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82024 Taufkirchen
Phone: +49 89 679713-0
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Business Economy Finances

valantic and Thomson Reuters intensify their cooperation

Side-by-side integration of iQbonds and Eikon

valantic and Thomson Reuters intensify their cooperation

iQbonds meets Eikon – a side-by-side integration

Magdeburg, 16 April 2018: The internationally acting companies valantic Trading Solution AG and Thomson Reuters have announced to further intensify their long-standing and successful cooperation. The core of the current cooperation forms the transfer of know-how as well as connection of valantic“s trading solutions to the information and trading platforms of Thomson Reuters. Now, the focus lies on the integration of Eikon into iQbonds. The customers of both companies and especially the banks and traders trading financial products will benefit from this decision.

-Side-by-side integration of iQbonds and Eikon
-Increase of efficiency for the trading sector
-Seamless integration to traders and liquidity pools

The German software and IT service provider headquartered in Magdeburg and the media information and financial information provider Thomson Reuters have been cooperating successfully for several years. Now, the two companies have agreed to further intensify their cooperation and to link the respective software solutions for the banking and trading sector even closer. The first step is a side-by-side integration of iQbonds and Eikon. iQbonds is a comprehensive and uniform solution for the electronic trading of bonds and other interest rate products developed by valantic Trading Solutions AG which combines aspects such as pricing, market making and market connections. The powerful software does not only stand out with its great number of helpful features, but also with its capacity to meet current and future requirements and challenges of bond trading. Eikon is Thomson Reuters“ solution which provides interested parties with useful, highly relevant and reliable analyses, information and messages on desktops as well as compatible mobile devices. In addition, the software helps traders to connect with colleagues and liquidity pools.

Alexandre Hardouin, Head of Fixed Income Desktop, Trading, Financial & Risk at Thomson Reuters is optimistic about the collaboration: „The partnership with valantic is an important achievement for us because the delivered solutions create added value for the trader. Eikon and iQbonds together offer an integrated pre-trade, trade and post-trade workflow for fixed income traders.“ Dietmar Jakal, Head of the Board at valantic Trading Solutions AG has a similar view: „As one of the most important provider of financial information, Thomson Reuters represents a strong and important partner. Not only will our two companies benefit from the cooperation in general and specifically the technical integration of our software, but mainly the users and market participants.“ Due to the side-by-side integration, traders will have the opportunity to make fast and efficient price decisions. All relevant information on a selected bond such as market news and quotes will be displayed. Based on this broad information basis they are able to make even better decisions.

About Thomson Reuters
Thomson Reuters is the world“s leading source of news and information for professional markets. Our customers rely on us to deliver the intelligence, technology and expertise they need to find trusted answers. The business has operated in more than 100 countries for more than 100 years. Thomson Reuters shares are listed on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges.

About valantic Trading Solutions AG
valantic Trading Solutions AG is an innovative software and IT services provider headquartered in Magdeburg. For over 18 years, we have been developing future-oriented IT solutions for the national and international banking and finance sector. Our customers rely on a close and cooperative partnership as well as the professional know-how of our approx. 150 IT and financial specialists at locations in Magdeburg, Frankfurt/Main and Munich.
We belong to valantic, one of the fastest growing providers for trendsetting IT solutions, standard software and consulting services in Europe. With more than 600 employees at 15 locations, a unique and flexible organisation as well as operative excellence, we meet the central challenges of the digitisation.
In December 2014, the previous icubic AG became part of the DABERO Service Group and changed its name to valantic Trading Solutions AG in November 2017.

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valantic Trading Solutions AG
René Lemme
Mittelstraße 10
39114 Magdeburg
Phone: 0391598090
E-Mail: rene.lemme@ts.valantic.com
Url: http://www.valantic.com