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MDA Technologies 5/2016

MDA Technologies 5/2016

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Worldwide News Bonfiglioli to expand operations in India Bonfiglioli Transmissions Pvt Ltd, the Indian subsidiary of Bonfiglioli Riduttori S.p.A. is expanding its operations in India with improvements to existing facilities in Chennai and construction of a new facility in Pune (Chakan area), for a total investment of 11.3 million euro. The current plant in Chennai covers an area of 180,000 sq.ft., the Mannur plant located close to Sriperumbudur covers an area of 100,000 sq.ft. These plants are highly integrated facilities that manufacture gearboxes and gearmotors for mobile machinery, wind turbines and industrial processes. A new facility of 140,000 sq.ft will be built, adjacent to the current plant at Chennai. The expected production capacity is 75,000 units per year and will enable Bonfiglioli to serve markets in off-highway, construction, mining, agriculture and material handling applications. Another completely new facility will be built in Pune (Chakan area, western India). This new facility will be approximately 45,000 sq.ft., and will contain 11 assembly centres and 2,000 storage locations. The expected capacity is 150,000 units per year to serve customers in food, packaging, cement, steel, pharmaceutical, textile, material handling, sugar, power generation. Hannover Trade Fair: The profitable side of Industry 4.0 To make the factory of the future more than a pipe dream, the concrete benefits for industry, employees and society in general must take center stage. That is the theme of the 2017 Hannover trade fair: “Integrated Industry – Creating Value.” Companies are confronted with technological possibilities with effects that are often difficult to assess. The trade fair will point out ways to tap the potential of digitization even with limited resources. Another presentation shows how digitization is changing the energy market, for example with “prosumers” and virtual power plants. Supplier companies will also be showing that they can be faster, more innovative and more individualized. And yet the human factor remains the fundamental criterion for the success of a company: Industry 4.0 technologies will make activities of factory workers more exciting and varied, thereby enhancing the value of their working time. Phoenix Contact acquires stake in cybersecurity company Effective September 21, 2016, Phoenix Contact Innovation Ventures has acquired a minority holding in Dutch company Security Matters, a provider of cybersecurity solutions. Security Matters markets the Silent Defense platform for network monitoring and detection of anomalies. Applications include the production, transmission and distribution of energy, water supply, infrastructure solutions, chemistry, oil and gas as well as industrial production technology. Other investors are Robert Bosch Venture Capital, Dutch KPN Ventures and Swiss Emerald Technology Ventures. The Swiss company previously held a majority share. Phoenix Contact Innovation Ventures is part of the Phoenix Contact Group, which manufactures components and systems for electrical connections and industrial automation. The company invests in startups related to the business segments of the Group. NEWS AND MARKETS Pirtek protective glove wins industry award The Pirtek “Fluid Power Glove” was recognized with the Industry Award in the category for drive and fluid power technology as “Best of 2016,” competing in a field of over 2000 applications for the best innovative products. The glove is designed to provide protective functions beyond common hazards such as scratches, cuts and puncturing, also offering protection against dangerous entrapment of liquids, for example hydraulic oil. Several protective layers of an innovative material made of a type of Kevlar ensure high protection and resistance for the glove. Independent tests from British labs verify a protective effect up to a pressure of 700 bar. Huber Verlag has offered the prize annually throughout Germany since 2006. The goal of the event is to honor new products and innovations in the industry. MDA Technologies 5/2016

Turck opens new sales and marketing headquarters Automation specialist Turck has opened new sales and marketing headquarters in Mülheim an der Ruhr (Germany). On a lot next to company headquarters on Witzlebenstrasse, an architectonically impressive building has arisen over the last two years with about 4,200 m 2 of office and representational area, surrounded by a campus-like park. Architectural office Eller + Eller was responsible for planning and implementation. Investment for the construction came to 13 million euros. The building is part of a series of investments the company has made in the last four years totaling 100 million euros. Also included were the expansion of manufacturing and development sites in Halver and Beierfeld (Germany), Delémont (Switzerland), Minneapolis (USA) and Saltillo (Mexico). B&R gains market share through innovation B&R, the Industrial automation specialist has posted impressive numbers in comparison with the overall machine manufacturing sector, which witnessed a 2 % increase in revenue in the first of 2016. To achieve this, B&R has supported its customers by not only providing innovative products, but also with support in implementing advanced manufacturing strategies for mass customization. Particularly in demand are the intelligent SuperTrak transport system, powerful ACOPOS P3 servo Peter Gucher, General Manager, B&R Automation drives and the web-based mapp View HMI solution. The Super- Trak transport system is a step towards mass production of customized items. It‘s advanced linear motor technology and independent shuttles provide highly responsive transport for efficient production at any batch size. In 2016, B&R added the web-based mapp View HMI solution to its mapp Technology software. Since it functions independently of the operating system, mapp View can run on any smartphone, increasing the productivity and keeping downtime to a minimum. Over the past 12 months, B&R has responded to increasing demand for its solutions by opening new offices in Valencia, Strasbourg and Mumbai, as well as a new subsidiary in Finland, more new locations are being planned all around the world. Change your bearing now High-performance bearings with predictable service life Find suitable bearings and calculate their service life online: and save 40% Whether bronze or sintered bearings, coated metal bushings or needle roller bearings: Reduce costs and improve machine performance with iglidur ® polymer bearings. Lubrication-free, lightweight and wear-resistant for your moving application. Find out all you need to know about replacement of your bearings: Visit us: International Pack Tech India, Mumbai – Booth B 24 plastics for longer life from 24 h ® Free sample: Tel. +91-80-45127800 igus.indd 1 28.10.2016 11:37:10 MDA Technologies 5/2016


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