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Automation Technologies 3/2014

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News and Markets Profichip joins EtherCAT Technology Group With a new generation of ASICs, Profichip is entering the Ethernet technology for automation applications. With these solutions manufactures are getting another source to integrate this technology into their automation products. Profichip´s EtherCAT Master and Slave ASICs EtherCAT devices can be used in all devices in the factory network such as– automation controllers, operator interfaces, remote input/output units, sensors, actuators, drives and others. www.profichip.com Board of Directors elected for ODVA’s 17 th term The membership of ODVA has elected leadership for its 17 th term. The directors are: Dr. Thomas Bürger, vice president (VP) of engineering automation systems at Bosch Rexroth, Mr. Michael Höing, VP of the electronics business unit at Weidmüller Interface, Mr. Kent Howard, president of Balluff‘s US subsidiary, Mr. Cyril Perducat, Senior VP for strategy-technology-solutions and CTO for the industry business of Schneider Electric, Mr. Tony Shakib, VP of business development for the Internet of Things at Cisco Systems, Dr. Raimund Sommer, managing director for process solutions at Endress+Hauser, Mr. Ikuo Tateishi, general manager of strategy planning for the automation systems division of industrial automation business at Omron, Dr. Jürgen Weinhofer, VP of control architecture & technology for Rockwell Automation. ODVA specifications encompass the Common Industrial Protocol, Ether- Net/IP, DeviceNet, CompoNet and ControlNet. www.odva.org Schmersal starts production in India Schmersal India produced their first switching device at their plant in Ranjangaon near Pune; a position switch with safety function, model Z/T 236. The plant provides a production and storage area of almost 4,000 m 2 . The safety switching devices and lift switching gear manufactured in Ranjangaon are meant for the Indian market, export to Germany is not planned. With the new plant and additional sales offices Schmersal wants to meet the growing demand for the company’s products in India. The capacity of the plant is to be increased progressively and in one year the number of employees producing high quality switching devices should double. www.schmersal.com 8 AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES 3/2014 3/2014

Stefan Muller joins CAEMAX International Stefan Muller strengthens the international sales capacities at the Munich based specialist for Automotive measuring technology, Caemax. The mechanical engineer looks back on more than 20 years of domestic and international experience in the field of measuring technology. He spent the last 12 years working in the automotive industry. Recently, he worked as senior application manager for Kistler in the vehicle safety area. In his new position at Caemex International he will mainly concentrate on the long term strategic orientation of the company in cooperation with international partners. www.caemax.de New distributor for Basler products in Finland Made in Germany Basler cooperates with the Finnish distribution partner OEM Finland Oy. The Turku-based company is a leading supplier in northern Europe and has over 30 years of experience in the area of components for industrial automation. Basler Sales Manager Jalmari Vaissi expresses satisfaction at the changeover: “OEM Finland Oy brings with it outstanding consulting capability in the area of integration of industrial cameras. Our Finnish customers will benefit from this, and we shall consolidate our position in this market that is so important to us.” Patrick Nyström, Managing Director of OEM Finland Oy, also welcomes the partnership: “For some time now, we have been working towards expanding the components business for the image processing market. Assuming responsibility for distribution across Finland for such a reputed camera manufacturer as Basler is a further logical step for us and we are greatly looking forward to it.” In addition to Finland, the distributor will also extend support to the Baltic states, i.e., Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. www.baslerweb.com Highspeed communication eks is your reliable and flexible partner for switches and media converters for Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet and Power over Ethernet. With more than 25 years of German manufacturing experience, we offer both standard fiber optic components and customized, innovative solutions to meet your demands. eks fiber optics LP 150 N Michigan Ave, Suite 2818 Chicago, IL 60601 Phone: +1 (312) 291-4482 Email: info@eks-fo.com

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