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Automation Technologies 3/2016

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Automation Technologies 3/2016

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News and Markets Kathrin Pogrzeba joins management team at Wago The management team of the Wago Group has a new member: Kathrin Pogrzeba took over control of the personnel & organization department on March 15. The 33-year old graduate social scientist is replacing Tordis Eulenberg who is withdrawing from the operational business. Pogrzeba has been working as the personnel manager for the connector and automation technology specialist at the headquarters in Minden, Germany, since January 2015. Before that she worked in the national and international HR department for the Eon group. Escha expands international sales network Escha, the German connector and housing manufacturer has welcomed a new sales partner, forTop automation & energy control, to its international network. Since February 1, 2016, the specialist for solutions in the automation technology sector has become the Escha partner for the Netherlands. forTop sells the entire Escha portfolio including standard connection technology, brand-specific tailored solutions through to customer-specific developments. "forTop has been active on the Dutch market for sixteen years establishing an excellent network and gaining industry experience. We want to work together to increase the presence of Escha in the Netherlands and win new markets," explains graduate engineer Ralf Rodert, Sales Manager at Escha. IDS: double figure growth and record sales in 2015 In 2015, IDS ,the industrial camera manufacturer, increased its international presence with two new representative offices in the Netherlands and South Korea and recorded a sales increase of 17 % in comparison to the previous year in the Asia region alone. For the first time, the overall number of employees exceeded 200 in October 2015. These were distributed across the headquarters in Obersulm (Germany), branches in Tokyo (Japan) and Boston (USA), as well as the representative offices in Paris (France), Basingstoke (Great Britain), Eindhoven (Netherlands) and Seoul (South Korea). T support this growth and generate further production capacities, a new building with an additional surface area of 1700 m2 was completed in Obersulm in May 2015. In July, the company’s management team was also expanded when Daniel Seiler joined as the technical managing director. Over the last ten years, the engineer has been employed in various roles within the company and is now responsible for the development and production departments. Cooperation between Yaskawa and Sepro NEWS AND MARKETS Yaskawa and the French Sepro Group have agreed to form a cooperation relating to systems for the injection molding industry. Manfred Stern, President and CEO of Yaskawa Europe GmbH, Xavier Lucas, President of the French subsidiary Yaskawa France, and Jean-Michel Renaudeau, General Manager of the Sepro Group have signed a corresponding agreement. With the partnership, Sepro hopes to extend its range of industrial robots for plastic injection molding machines by equipping the high-performance 6-axis articulated robots from Yaskawa with the control platform from Sepro. The Sepro Group develops and integrates 3-axis, 5-axis and 6-axis robots with its internally developed control platform for all brands of injection molding machines. AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES 3/2016

Karl-Ulrich Köhler becomes Chairman of the Management Board of Rittal International On July 1, 2016, owner Friedhelm Loh appointed the manager Dr. Karl-Ulrich Köhler (photo) to become CEO of Rittal International Stiftung as well as the Chairman of the Management Board of Rittal. He will thus assume responsibility for all the business divisions of the system provider for control and switchgear manufacturing and for the roughly 10,000 employees of the largest company of the Friedhelm Loh Group. By joining the Rittal Management Board, Dr. Köhler will be stepping down from the Advisory Board of the Friedhelm Loh Group. Product engineering and quality of materials Industry 4.0 partnership Representatives of the Industry 4.0 platform and Industrial Internet Consortium have agreed to cooperate at a meeting in Zurich, Switzerland. Discussions focused on combining the two architecture models RAMI (reference architecture model for Industry 4.0) and IIRA (industrial Internet reference architecture) to guarantee the future Our staff and our branches are close to you with 41 company premises worldwide V-Belts and conveyors for more than 45 industrial applications fotolia interoperability of the systems. Both initiatives have agreed to cooperate during the standardization and to use joint testing environments. The representatives designed a joint roadmap for this purpose. V-BELTS CONVEYORS TIMING BELTS Megadyne.indd 1 08.04.2016 10:31:12 AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES 3/2016


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