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Laser sensor LAH-G1 – optical distance sensors with measurement value display

Laser sensor LAH-G1 - optical distance sensors with measurement value display

The analogue laser sensor LAH-G1 is setting new standards in optical distance measurement. Thanks to its sophisticated CMOS line sensor, the LAH-G1 series gives particularly precise measurements with a resolution of up to 0.5 μm. Moreover, the series has a measurement frequency of 5 kHz and a low linearity error (< +/-0.1% of the measurement range) and is thus extremely well suited to highly dynamic processes. The LAH-G1 stands out from the other laser sensors on the market in this class thanks to its all-in-one concept. Thus, the control unit and measurement value display are integrated in the sensor head. There are four variants, covering the measurement ranges 30 +/- 4 mm, 50 +/- 10 mm, 85 +/- 20 mm and 120 +/- 60 mm. The visible red light semiconductor class 2 laser can be aligned with pinpoint accuracy to measure the distance from an object. The LAH-G1 is particularly light and suitable for the assembly of moving elements thanks to its compact shape and its plastic casing strengthened with glass fibre with protection class IP67. As well as its voltage output signal (0…10 V) and current output signal (4…20 mA), the analogue laser sensor LAH-G1 has additional functions, such as: timing, triggering, remote interlock, laser control, limit and zero-point setting and offset adjustment. The laser can be configured using the sensor“s intuitive control element directly on the device. For more information please visit: http://www.waycon.biz/products/laser-sensors/

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.

Company-Contact
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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Waycon Positionsmesstechnik GmbH
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Mehlbeerenstr. 4
82024 Taufkirchen
Phone: +49 89 679713-0
E-Mail: presse@waycon.de
Url: http://www.waycon.biz

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CAD Collision Testing in Machine and Plant Engineering

CoreTechnologie launches new Software Tool

CAD Collision Testing in Machine and Plant Engineering

New Software for CAD Collision Testing in Machine and Plant Engineering (Source: CoreTechnologie GmbH)

The innovation team of the German-French software manufacturer CoreTechnologie (CT) has developed a new module for the 3D_Evolution series for CAD collision testing, which is specifically tailored to machine and plant engineering needs.

Precision and User Friendliness

The CAD collision calculation with the new tool takes place on the exact B-Rep descriptions, so that a precise distinction can be made between contact and penetration. This precision of the calculation in machine and plant construction was previously missing in the solutions available on the market and was the reason for the development of the new software.

The new tool avoids the fact that calculations on triangulated, only approximate models, indicate collisions that are not present in reality and in close examination. 3D_Evolution eliminates this unnecessary and impractical effect by means of a precise calculation on the exact geometry description of the CAD models and thus only indicates collisions that are actually present in reality.

Since collision analyzes are usually based on very large amounts of data, the multiprocessor calculation of the DMU Inspector software offers enormous advantages in terms of performance.

The tool is easy to use and easy to understand. In this way, the CAD collisions found can be opened directly from a list in the 3D viewer, whereby the collision areas are marked by curves and displayed very clearly. Filter functions and the tracking of collisions as well as a sophisticated reporting are designed for seamless collaboration of the design teams.

The calculation can be carried out on all standard CAD formats such as CATIA, Siemens NX, Creo as well as STEP, JT and PLMXML so that the software can be used immediately in any PLM environment without a complex integration.

Collision Avoidance

Especially in the field of machine and plant engineering, it is important to ensure already in the design phase that collisions are avoided before the assembly of the machine on site. Particularly when machines and plants are assembled abroad, manufacturers are oftentimes faced with expensive delays to fix unnecessary collisions, which now can be avoided with the new software.

For further information, please visit www.coretechnologie.com
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Since its foundation in 1998, the software manufacturer CoreTechnologie with locations in Germany, France, USA, Japan and Great Britain has been led by the managing directors Dominique Arnault and Armin Brüning. With innovative products, the visionary company has consistently optimised its product portfolio and secured the technological leadership in the area of conversion software. Each year, CoreTechnologie invests more than 30 per cent of sales in the research and implementation of new technologies and has the most complete product range in this field.

In the focus of technology development is the product line of „3D Evolution“ which guarantees efficient and lossless exchange of complex data structures between independent and heterogeneous CAX software solutions. With extremely powerful native interfaces for all leading CAD systems and for conversion of all common 3D formats, the software module ensures optimal interoperability of most various IT solutions.

Apart from providing visualisation and manufacturing data across most various systems, CoreTechnologie offers outstanding technologies for automatic data correction, feature-based conversion, geometry optimisation, quality control and long-time archiving as well as for visualisation of complex 3D models. The software components for software manufacturers of the most different CAX applications are the company“s second leg.

The customer portfolio of CoreTechnologie comprises more than 400 companies from the automotive, aerospace, engineering and consumer goods industry who are in many cases the quality leaders in their relevant segment.

Company-Contact
Core Technologie GmbH
Armin Brüning
Klinger 5
63776 Mömbris
Phone: 0049 6029 98 999 10
E-Mail: info@de.coretechnologie.com
Url: http://www.coretechnologie.com

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Two-point measurement reduces non-productive times

Quality control integrated into the production process makes time-consuming manual measurements superfluous.

Two-point measurement reduces non-productive times

The two opposing probes detect the diameter of the rotating part with high precision.

At EMO, GEORG will be presenting the integrated two-point measurement system for horizontal machining centers of its ultraturn MC series. These machines process workpieces weighing 10 tons and more and with diameters of 1,000 mm upwards. No other manufacturer in the world combines machining and measuring in a single unit of such size.

With the two-point measurement, GEORG has for the first time integrated quality control directly into the manufacturing process: ultraturn MC is worldwide the first series of machining centers for large turned parts in which the diameters of the workpiece are not measured with just one probe, as has been common practice so far. Instead, GEORG uses a travelling two-point measuring system attached to the frame, which automatically measures the workpieces directly in the machine with two opposing probes. This technique ensures high precision and high reproducibility.

ultraturn MC machines are used among other things for the complete machining of turbine and generator rotors as well as crankshafts.

While a measuring team would need several hours to manually measure the diameters or the axial run-out of workpieces on the machine, the measurement with the integrated two-point system is completed after just a few minutes. By integrating this function into the machine, GEORG is a worldwide pioneer.

The two-point measuring system which GEORG is demonstrating at the trade fair on a machining center of the ultraturn MC series is also applicable to the company“s classic lathe series for roll and turbine rotor machining. Furthermore the system can be retrofitted to existing lathes – to those made by GEORG or other manufacturers. Just recently, GEORG has successfully retrofitted a two-point measuring system to a lathe in operation for several years at Siemens in Mülheim/Germany.

Jan Ebener, sales manager for machine tools at GEORG, explains the great economic benefits of the integrated measurement: „Experience gained from the operation of the first systems using our two-point measurement technique shows that not only the dimensional precision of the workpieces is increased but that also the overall machining times are markedly reduced. This is because the new measurement technique drastically reduces non-productive times.“

Like the large machines of the ultraturn MC type, designed to machine parts of up to 250 t weight, also the smaller ones are based on the classic GEORG concept: robust cast construction – instead of the frequently common welded construction – and hydrostatically guided axles. The result: high precision in machining, low maintenance and long lifetime.

Heinrich GEORG at EMO 2017 in Hanover, Germany
18 – 23 September 2017
Hall 26, stand B12

About Heinrich Georg Maschinenfabrik

GEORG is a business partner worldwide well-reputed for reliable and powerful high-tech mechanical engineering solutions. The company“s cutting-edge finishing lines and machine tools as well as production lines, machines and equipment for the transformer industry are in operation in numerous renowned companies around the world.

The family business, now in its third generation, supplies a wide range of products to most diverse markets and customer segments. The divisions GEORG finishing lines, GEORG transformer lines and GEORG machine tools are supported by the company“s own manufacturing facilities at the headquarters in Kreuztal, Germany. The GEORG corporate services division completes the portfolio with a wide range of value adding services. The company maintains a worldwide network of sales and service branches to be within easy reach for its international customers.

GEORG machine tools

The GEORG machine tools division develops and manufactures advanced value-adding machine tools for turning, drilling, milling and grinding in close cooperation with its customers and optimally tailored to their individual requirements.

Company-Contact
Heinrich Georg GmbH Maschinenfabrik
Thomas Kleb
Langenauer Straße 12
57223 Kreuztal / Germany
Phone: +49.2732.779-539
Fax: +49.2732.779-39171
E-Mail: thomas.kleb@georg.com
Url: http://www.georg.com

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Innovative Infrared Emitters Optimize the Manufacture of Vehicle Interior Fittings Using Vacuum Lamination

Innovative Infrared Emitters Optimize the Manufacture of Vehicle Interior Fittings Using Vacuum Lamination

Infrared systems from Heraeus provide significant improvements in the production of car interiors. (Source: 3CON 2017)

Precisely matched infrared systems from Heraeus Noblelight are helping to provide significant improvements in the production of the interior fitting of motor vehicles. The use of Heraeus infrared emitters to assist the vacuum laminating technology at equipment and technology suppliers, 3CON, of Ebbs, Austria, is reducing cycle times by five seconds, liberating several square meters of valuable floor space and saving up to 30% in energy costs.
As a leading manufacturer of vacuum laminating plant for motor vehicle applications, 3CON is using Heraeus infrared emitters for the heating of PVC foil and thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO). „In contrast to the old design, fused silica emitters which we used previously, the Heraeus emitters heat the foils much faster and, at the same time, save an enormous amount of energy and foil material, says Georg Schemmerer, 3CON“s marketing manager. „That is a huge technical advance for this application which has been on the market for a long time.“
Heraeus Noblelight is showing this, alongside other innovative infrared solutions for plastics processing, at the Fakuma exhibition, which takes place in Friedrichshafen from 17th to 21st October.

Faster and energy- and space-saving. Infrared emitters optimize vacuum lamination
Doors, central consoles and instrument panels are just some of the interior fittings of a car which are made of plastic or natural fiber carrier, coated with a foam foil. The adhesive system is first applied to the foil or the natural fiber carrier. By using vacuum laminating technology, the foil is then laminated onto the carrier backing.
A series of tests carried at 3CON identified the infrared emitters which perfectly matched both the applied foils and the emitter control system developed by 3CON. The result was a reduction in cycle time by around five seconds and a targeted penetrative heating or surface heating, to comply with the adhesive system used. Previously, the fused silica emitters usually required a standby control system to provide a permanent pre-heating of around 30% and this is not necessary with the modern, fast response medium wave emitters. These are switched on only when heat is actually required. Consequently, the ambient surroundings are not needlessly warmed, resulting in significant energy savings.
Not least, the change-over to the modern emitters has allowed a considerable space saving. Before, the heaters had to be removed from under the foil to prevent overheating or damage to the foil in the event of an emergency stoppage. Because of their smaller mass, the fast response medium wave emitters cool down very quickly when switched off and their removal is no longer necessary. As a result, the six square meters formerly required as a parking area has now been freed up.

Background: Infrared Heating in Motor Manufacture
Innovative infrared heating systems form the backbone of many heating processes in modern motor manufacture. Today, an infrared emitter from Heraeus Noblelight can be found in the manufacture of at least 200 car parts. Chrome-plated interior cladding, cut-to-shape carpets, airbag housings and steering wheel caps, roof liners, glove compartments, trims and bumpers are just some of the components made of plastic. As there is such a variety of plastic components, there is also a range of individual infrared solutions to match the required heating process. However, these all have one thing in common: the infrared systems are precisely matched to both the product and the process and save energy, costs and time. If you know the process exactly, then you can improve quality and save energy. New developments and intelligent infrared systems contribute to optimized process solutions, especially in plastics processing.

3CON, of Ebbs, Austria, develops and manufactures tool- and plant technology for the manufacture of car interior fittings such as door cladding, instrument panels and many other parts. As a truly international, technology leader, 3CON supplies all prestigious OEMs and Tier 1 companies in the automobile sector

Heraeus, the technology group headquartered in Hanau, Germany, is a leading international family-owned company formed in 1851. With expertise, a focus on innovations, operational excellence and an entrepreneurial leadership, we strive to continuously improve the businesses of our customers around the world.
We create high-quality solutions for our customers and strengthen their long-term competitiveness by combining material expertise with technological know-how. Our ideas are focused on important issues such as the environment, energy, health, mobility and industrial applications. Our portfolio ranges from components to coordinated material systems which are used in a wide variety of industries, including the steel, electronics, chemical, automotive and telecommunications industries.
In the 2016 financial year, Heraeus generated revenues without precious metals of EUR2.0 bn and a total revenue of EUR21.5 bn. With approximately 12,400 employees worldwide in more than 100 subsidiaries in 38 countries, Heraeus holds a leading position in its global markets.
In 2016, the Foundation for Family Businesses named Heraeus as one of the „Top 10 Family Businesses“ in Germany.

Heraeus Noblelight GmbH with its headquarters in Hanau and with subsidiaries in the USA, Great Britain, France and China is one of the technology- and market-leaders in the production of specialty light sources and systems. In 2016, Heraeus Noblelight employed 707 people worldwide. The organization develops, manufactures and markets infrared and ultraviolet emitters, systems and solutions for applications in industrial manufacture, environmental protection, medicine and cosmetics, research, development and analytical measurement techniques.

Contact
Heraeus Noblelight GmbH
Dr. Marie-Luise Bopp
Reinhard-Heraeus-Ring 7
63801 Kleinostheim
Phone: +49 6181/35-8545
Fax: +49 6181/35-16 8545
E-Mail: marie-luise.bopp@heraeus.com
Url: http://www.heraeus-noblelight.com

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Courageously seizing opportunities – the secret to success

Science2Start award winners 2017: University Hospital of Tübingen, University of Hohenheim and NMI

Courageously seizing opportunities - the secret to success

Science2Start award winners 2017 (Source: BioRegio STERN/Anne Faden)

(Stuttgart/Reutlingen) – The Science2Start awards ceremony held as part of the BioRegio STERN summer reception 2017 at the Tübingen-Reutlingen Technology Park recognised scientists and company founders from BioRegion STERN for the ninth time. This year´s winner whose idea was deemed to offer the greatest economic potential is a start-up company from Tübingen: Mireca Medicines GmbH is conducting research into a drug to treat certain incurable eye diseases. Second place went to a team from NMI, which is developing a portable thermoelectric cooling bandage. Third place was shared by the University Hospital of Tübingen with its mobile sensor system for epilepsy patients and the University of Hohenheim with its silo monitoring system.

The winners of the 2017 „Science2Start“ ideas competition were presented at this year´s joint summer reception hosted by BioRegio STERN Management GmbH, Verein zur Förderung der Biotechnologie und Medizintechnik e. V., and the Tübingen-Reutlingen Technology Park last Thursday. In his keynote speech, Dr. Karsten Henco, co-founder of biotech firms Qiagen and Evotec, spoke about the challenges of successfully establishing a company in Germany. „If we have set ourselves ambitious targets, we should be aware that in Germany it will probably only be possible to achieve them by unconventional means. There is generally no manual for success.“ Despite a lack of instructions on how to found a successful company, Dr. Henco was able to draw on his own experiences and give the numerous founders and young entrepreneurs present a number of important tips: „Success will likely be achieved by courageously seizing opportunities that arise as your company develops. A successful breakthrough will often start out masquerading as a devastating failure.“ In a warning tone, he added: „Be aware that young companies tend to fail because of the way they are managed, not because their technology doesn“t work.“

The four winners of the 2017 Science2Start ideas competition

First place to start-up company Mireca Medicines GmbH: Prof. Francois Paquet-Durand of the Research Institute for Ophthalmology of the University Hospital of Tübingen
Mireca Medicines is conducting research into a drug to treat certain forms of hereditary retinal diseases for which there is as yet no cure.Under the aegis of Prof. Paquet-Durand, DRUGSFORD, the EU consortium behind the company, identified a therapeutic substance formulation which can overcome the blood-retina barrier and inhibit overactivation of the cellular messenger substance which is responsible for the death of the photoreceptors in the eye. This could halt the loss of eyesight for patients with certain forms of hereditary retinal degeneration.

Second place to the MOLLICool cooling bandage: Britta Hagmeyer, Simon Werner, Gorden Linkand Dr. Martin Stelzle, NMI Natural and Medical Sciences Institute at the University of Tubingen
MOLLICool is a portable thermoelectric cooling bandage. It enables simple, immediate, long-lasting and evenly applied cold therapy with physiologically optimum temperature adjustment. Patients can use the mobile cooling bandage easily at home or on their travels after accidents, sports injuries or even during chemotherapy in order to alleviate pain and prevent tissue and nerve damage.

Third place to monikit – the „helping hand“ for people with epilepsy: Kevin Klett,Florian Lutz and Julian Hofmeister from the Department of Neurology at the University Hospital of Tübingen
monikit is a mobile sensor system which can be worn as a chest patch or wristband.It is designed to identify epileptic attacks in daily life and transmit relevant information to doctors, family or friends. The monitoring system is able to recognise and document both major epileptic seizures and those that are less serious.Thus, as well as acting as a safety system, it also opens up more targeted treatment options.

Third place to SiloSense – the digitalisation of agricultural stores: Simon Munder, Oliver Bumann, Thomas Bauer, Institute of Agricultural Engineering at the University of Hohenheim
SiloSense is a networked system for the precise monitoring and control of storage atmospheres in silos. Vast quantities of grain are regularly ruined across the globe due to a lack of reliable information from warehouse interiors. This system records parameters such as temperature, water activity and CO2 content and uses scientifically based models to draw precise conclusions about the condition of the stored goods. Linking the system to automated learning processes enables it to make individual recommendations for action and to forecast the optimum timing of sales.

The winners of this year`s Science2Start competition again received prizes worth a total of 4,500 euros, which were once again sponsored by VOELKER & Partner, a firm of lawyers, tax consultants and auditors. At the ensuing summer reception hosted by BioRegio STERN Management GmbH, the numerous guests from research, industry and politics engaged in lively conversations until late evening. Host and BioRegio STERN Managing Director Dr. Klaus Eichenberg commented: „I am certain that along with their prize monies, the four prizewinners will this evening also take with them valuable experiences and contacts. And that is precisely the aim of our ideas competition.“

About BioRegio STERN Management GmbH:
BioRegio STERN Management GmbH is a skill-sharing network, providing a help and ad-vice centre for founders of new businesses, entrepreneurs and researchers in the life sciences sector in the cities of Stuttgart, Tübingen, Esslingen and Reutlingen and the Stuttgart and Neckar-Alb regions. BioRegio STERN Management GmbH represents the interests of these market players in dealings with political circles, the media and associations and provides advice on grant applications and corporate financing. Key focal points include regenerative medicine, medical technology and the automation of biotechnology. Managing Director Dr. Klaus Eichenberg is a molecular and cell biologist and investment analyst.

Company-Contact
BioRegio STERN Management GmbH
Klaus Eichenberg
Friedrichstrasse 10
70174 Stuttgart
Phone: +49 (0)711-870354-0
E-Mail: info@bioregio-stern.de
Url: http://www.bioregio-stern.de/en

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Anja Pätzold
Hohenheimer Straße 58a
70174 Stuttgart
Phone: +49 (0)711-6070719
E-Mail: info@zeeb.info
Url: http://www.zeeb.info

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Turbotron centrifugal disk finishing machines – gap rinsing allows the gentle finishing of extremely thin work pieces

Walther Trowal at the Deburring Expo 2017

Turbotron centrifugal disk finishing machines - gap rinsing allows the gentle finishing of extremely thin work pieces

The new Turbotronic-centrifugal disk finishing machine

Walther Trowal is the first supplier of mass finishing equipment offering TT centrifugal disk finishing machines with rotary spinner and wear ring made from polyurethane and integrated rinsing of the gap between spinner and wear ring.

With the option „gap rinsing“ the new Turbotron centrifugal disk machines can now be used for finishing small to midsize, extremely thin fine blanked work pieces. They are equally suitable for deburring, edge radiusing, surface smoothing and polishing. The new machines not only help to lower the initial investment expenses, but with their low wear rate they also contribute to significantly lower operating costs.

Rinsing of the gap (interface) between spinner and wear ring prevents thin work pieces from being wedged between spinner and work bowl. This helps avoid work piece damage and machine crashes. The gap rinsing option now permits using the high energy TT machines for processing very thin parts, which previously had to be finished in conventional mass finishing equipment at much longer cycle times.

At Deburring Expo 2017 Walther Trowal exhibits complete finishing systems including work piece loading & unloading as well as special functions like de-greasing/de-oiling and corrosion protection.

Walther Trowal at Deburring Expo 2017
(October 10 – 12, 2017 | Messe Karlsruhe/Germany)
Hall 1, Booth 310

About Walther Trowal

For more than 80 years Walther Trowal has been developing, producing and selling modular and custom engineered solutions for a wide range of surface treatment applications.

Starting out with mass finishing systems, Walther Trowal has continuously expanded its product portfolio. Today the company offers a wide range of equipment and services for improving surfaces, for example, mass finishing, cleaning, shot blasting and drying of all kinds of work pieces, as well as 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 2129.571-209
Fax: +49 2129.571-225
E-Mail: g.harnau@walther-trowal.de
Url: http://www.walther-trowal.de

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Touch Displays WAY-AX and WAY-DX

Touch Displays WAY-AX and WAY-DX

Touch displays WAY-AX and WAY-DX

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

Better usability by a wide range of models.

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

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

Better Visibility by a strong contrast & high resolution

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

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

Better flexibility by touch & optional modules

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Heraeus Noblelight opens most modern UV LED module production in Europe

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

Heraeus Noblelight opens most modern UV LED module production in Europe

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kontakt
Heraeus Noblelight GmbH
Juliane Henze
Heraeusstraße 12-14
63450 Hanau
+ 49 (0) 6181 / 35 – 85 39
+ 49 (0) 6181 / 35 – 16 85 39
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Strategic cooperation between Georg and Güdel Group

Transformer core production on the way to industry 4.0 / IoT

Strategic cooperation between Georg and Güdel Group

The development of an offline e-stacking solution for automatic stacking of transformer cores.

Heinrich Georg Maschinenfabrik and Güdel Group AG concluded a cooperation agreement for the collaborative development of lines for the automatic stacking of transformer cores. GEORG brings in their know-how in the plant engineering field, Güdel the robot technique for the automatic stacking of the laminations. That way, systems are constructed in the future that speed up the production of transformers, reduce manual time and enable a higher production flexibility. Furthermore, the intensive data transfer prepares the ground for industry 4.0 / IoT.

GEORG is leading in the manufacture of production lines for the transformer industry and already has own automation solutions. However, for the manufacture of power and big distribution transformers of up to several hundred tons, many GEORG customer often still stack the individual laminations for the transformer cores manually which is very time consuming. The potential of modern handling systems and the networking of data often remains unused so far. Especially for offline systems, there are only few highly automated systems.

On the basis of their gantry robot, Güdel has already developed an automatic core stacking system for transformers in the 50 kg to 350 tons weight range which was put into operation at a leading European transformer manufacturer. The in-house manufactured gantry robots do not require any external centering units thanks to their high positioning accuracy and repeatability and thus reach significantly lower production times.

With their leading technologies, Güdel Group realises solutions for motion tasks in the individual automation. Martin Sträb, CEO of Güdel Group, emphasises „we will be able to work out even better automation solutions for the transformer industry together with our partner GEORG. The efficiency will be increased further and thereby also the satisfaction of our customers. I look forward to our collaborative work“.

GEORG brings in profound knowledge of the entire line technique in the transformer industry – from the decoiling of the strip from the coil over the cutting-to-length of the strip to the cutting of the laminations and the stacking of the cores. Güdel contributes the robot handling systems and the networking of the individual components among each other.

As there are several GEORG customers who cut ahead and stock laminations which they want to stack to a core with an offline system at a later stage, the focus for the first common projects will be the development of an offline system for the automatic stacking of transformer cores.

The laminations cut by the GEORG line and interim stored are picked up and stacked fully automatically by the Güdel robots. For the positioning, the robots achieve highest accuracies and beyond that accelerate the core stacking process significantly. The direct data transfer from the cutting line to the robot unit makes time-consuming manual processes redundant. By this data coupling, the new systems can be easily integrated into digitally networked environments and thus prepare the ground for industry 4.0 / IoT.

Bernd Peter Schmidt, Managing Director of the transformer business division at GEORG sees considerable benefits for his customers: „By the cooperation of our two companies – who both have an outstanding reputation in their respective field – we will deliver complete systems that make the stacking of the laminations much more effective. We make use of the vast experience and well-proven standard components of Güdel. This means for our customers: innovative and at the same time reliable technology with considerable cost advantages.“

Rocco Montalenti, General Manager Business Unit Technologies at Güdel relies on the market knowledge of GEORG: „For more than 30 years, GEORG manufactures transformer lines and has an impressive market share worldwide. The GEORG employees know the conditions in the transformer industry inside out. By this, we are able to elaborate single-source solutions together that are exactly adapted to the requirements of our common customers.“

The cooperation is in accordance with the philosophy of both companies to offer optimal solutions for smooth transformer production processes.

About Georg

For high-tech solutions in plant engineering Georg is worldwide a renown partner. The advanced finishing lines and special purpose machine tools as well as production lines and units for the transformer industry are internationally in operation at well known companies. With its different product areas the family company, in its third generation with 450 employees, serves various markets and customers worldwide. Georg is organized in divisions with three individually operative business units working on the market as profitcenters.

The business divisions Georg finishing lines, Georg transformer lines and Georg machine tools are supported by an own manufacturing division at the company headquarter in Kreuztal / Germany (NRW). In addition a number of central functions are grouped in the division Georg corporate services. Internationally the company is close to its customers with a worldwide sales- and service network.

Georg transformer lines

As technology and world market leader Georg engineers with creative step ahead in technology efficient and advanced machinery, lines and units for transformer production. More than 900 lines supplied worldwide to well known transformer manufacturers underline the trust in leading Georg technology.

For further information, please visit: www.georg.com

Güdel Group AG

Güdel Group is manufacturer of high-precision machine components and supplier of intelligent automation solutions. The product range comprises linear guideways, racks, pinions and gears as well as linear and rotary axes and gantry robots. Güdel puts the products together to achieve systems with special control intelligence and complete lines which are used in the sectors automotive, tyres, metal, rail, intra logistics, pharmacy, renewable energies, wood and aerospace.

The Güdel technology stands out by innovation, quality and modularity. Güdel Group employs around 1.200 people at more than 30 locations worldwide. Since the foundation over 60 years ago, the group is family owned.
Güdel Group headquarters is in Switzerland.

Firmenkontakt
Heinrich Georg GmbH Maschinenfabrik
Thomas Kleb
Langenauer Straße 12
57223 Kreuztal / Germany
+49.2732.779-539
+49.2732.779-39171
thomas.kleb@georg.com
http://www.georg.com

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New INGENERIC microlens arrays offer significant advantages in optical applications

Micro-optics for beam shaping, collimation, and homogenization: Highest precision molding of high refractive index glass

New INGENERIC microlens arrays offer significant advantages in optical applications

Single-sided microlens array with 400 lens elements and square aperture, two-dimensional

INGENERIC premiers their new microlens arrays with high refractive index glass at this year’s „Laser – World of Photonics“. Manufactured in a precision glass molding process, they are characterized by high dimensional accuracy. INGENERIC develops customized arrays and brings them to commercial serial production.

At the trade fair, the company based in Aachen, Germany is presenting its new microlens arrays with up to 500 individual lenses and dimensions of up to 60 x 60 mm, for example for beam shaping and light homogenization.

INGENERIC works with precision molding techniques, which ensure that high refractive index glass takes on precisely the form of the molding tool. The molds manufactured by the company to sub-micron precision enable the arrays to be produced with exceptionally high accuracy and reproducibility. INGENERIC successfully manufactures arrays with minimal transition zones, highest filling factors and minimal pitch errors, even in large batches.

When it comes to designing micro-optics for special applications, the process offers significant degrees of freedom: Compared to the etching process, optics can be far more complex with a larger radius-to-aperture aspect ratio. Furthermore, the process excels with a relative radius tolerance better than 0.2 %, which is fully reproducible in serial production.

Dr. Stefan Hambücker, a Managing Director at INGENERIC, sees clear advantages for his customers: „As one of the very few European manufacturers involved in the development and manufacture of the new microlens arrays with high-refraction glass, we are not only opening up new markets to our customers. We also help them to improve their existing systems. They can improve the quality of their products while at the same time they meet the cost requirements of serial production.“

INGENERIC manufactures microlens arrays with aspherical or spherical lenses that are planoconvex, biconvex or convex-concave, and which have a circular or rectangular aperture measuring from 0.2 to 3.0 mm. They can have dimensions of up to 60 60 mm.

Beam-shaping lens beamPROP

Along with its standard portfolio, INGENERIC is also exhibiting its new beam-shaping optic beamPROP 200 at the fair. It is a key component for fiber coupling the laser light from diode bars and for dense wavelength beam combining. INGENERIC has now reduced the pitch from 500 and 400 to 200 μm, which expands its geometry spectrum for use with additional laser bars.

The beamPROP from INGENERIC enables customers to achieve significantly better and more reproducible results than with components manufactured in other ways. INGENERIC can leverage the expertise from its tried-and-tested production technologies for the manufacture of the new beamPROP; a precise and automated assembly technology is applied here.

The advantages of INGENERIC beam-shaping optics over other manufacturing processes include:
-Optimal use of the aperture due to the smallest possible transition zones and particularly high filling factors
-Minimal aberration due to manufacturing accuracy
-Precise beam rotation thanks to the high accuracy of the lens center thickness of +/- 6μm
-Minimal pointing errors due to the precise alignment of the front and back of the lenses

INGENERIC at the „Laser – World of Photonics“ in Munich,
June 26 – 29, 2017:
Hall B1, Booth 430

Background: Precision in detail

The array structures typically have dimensions in the sub-millimeter range, and the dimensional accuracy is sub-micron at less than 250 nm. This makes it possible to produce arrays with high filling factors and to make the best possible use of the optically effective surface area: INGENERIC reliably implements transition zones of less than 10 μm. The benefit to the user: Optimal beam shaping and high-efficiency transmission and coupling.

High-precision molding keeps the offset between the upper and lower sides of the array under 5 μm. In addition, there is very high pitch accuracy: INGENERIC reproduces the separation between the individual lens center points with an accuracy of better than 2 μm over a length of 25 mm, so there is no accumulation of errors across the width of the array.

For some micro-optics – particularly the two-sided structures – the exact adherence to the central thickness is vitally important, since they have a telescopic effect and the slightest deviations lead to aberrations. INGENERIC achieves accuracies close to +/-6 μm here.

Compared to conventional methods like fused silica etching, INGENERIC achieves a relative radius tolerance better than 0.2 percent, which in serial production is precisely reproducible from wafer to wafer.

About INGENERIC

Founded in 2001 in the university-city of Aachen, Germany, INGENERIC GmbH develops and manufactures high-precision micro-optic components for high-power applications, along with optical and laser systems including fiber couplers, homogenizers and collimation modules for science, medicine, and measurement technology.

Today, INGENERIC is one of the few manufacturers in Europe to develop and manufacture glass micro-optics for beam shaping in semiconductor diode lasers according to the individual specifications of its international customers. The company handles the entire process chain from the lens design and the development of prototypes through to the small-batch production and serial manufacture.

INGENERIC also produces high-power laser systems. For the HiLASE project, for example, INGENERIC supplied a number of high-energy lasers delivering 10 pulses per second with an energy of 100 Joules and a power output of 1kW.

Firmenkontakt
INGENERIC GmbH
Christina Ferwer
Dennewartstraße 25-27
52068 Aachen, Germany
+49.241.963-3951
+49.241.963-1349
ferwer@ingeneric.com
http://www.ingeneric.com

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