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Automation Technologies 3/2015

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News and Markets Baumer ventures into local content partnership in Saudi Arabia To meet the requiremens of an in-country value program in the Gulf region, Baumer concluded their first local content agreement in Saudi Arabia. The company Saad M. Alyan Trading Est., a longyear Baumer distribution partner, now assumes in-country production of mechanical manometers of the Original Bourdon brand. The local content agreement in Saudi Arabia comprises the value chain from assembly to calibration of the mechanical manometers. Coming under the process flow of Baumer traceability, shortly “BTrace”, the unique order fulfilment system developed by Baumer, the products meet the high market requirements in terms of process safety and reliability. The city of Damman is the venue for production ramp-up of the local content installation which will be further expanded by a second operating stage. Preparations for the necessary infrastructure have already begun in order to manufacture the “Original Bourdon” products in most modern ambiance. Sysgo appoints Bruno Privat as new Sales Director Sysygo is pleased to announce the appointment of Bruno Privat as the new Sales Director, responsible for the South EMEA territory. Actively participating to the company’s expansion, he is in charge of developing Sysgo’s sales strategy for safety and security domains. “Coming back to Sysgo is really exciting. Looking to the ongoing changes in our market of safety and security I see a very promising challenge to extend Sysgo’s business in that region”, declares Bruno Privat. “Bruno has more than 25 years’ experience in the IT, Embedded & Real-Time market, with a proven ability to drive revenue growth, create new business and improve profitability. We are happy to welcome him on board to leverage Sysgo’s growth and increase our market share seriously by his professionalism and experience”, summarizes Norbert Kuhrt, Vice President Sales of Sysgo. Z-Laser announces a successful business year 2014 Z-Laser Optoelektronik GmbH looks back at the positive business development in 2014. “The company increased its 2014 turnover by 13 % compared with the previous year, states company owner Kurt-M. Zimmermann. “We are placing special focus on the areas of 3D measurement and customer-specific OEM product solutions, here we are looking to increase our worldwide market penetration,” states the new COO Rüdiger Ruh. All business units (positioning lasers, laser for imaging, laser projectors, OEM and trade goods) have demonstrated very good growth rates. High-quality products, as well as a wide variety of products, from the simple positioning lasers up to the 3D laser measuring system, are available to the customers. High investments in modern technology and automated production systems will result in more precision and repeatability in future Z-Laser products. AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES 3/2015

Isra continues profitable growth Isra Vision AG, one of the world’s leading companies for industrial image processing, continues its growth in the first quarter of 2014/2015 after the successful 2013/2014 financial year and reaching the important revenue mark of € 100 m. With a revenue plus of 9 % to € 23.8 m compared to the same period of the previous year and an EBT growth of 10 % to € 4.4 m, Isra further pursues its strategy of double-digit profitable growth. In the course of the 2014/2015 financial year, the further expansion of the CSSC (Customer Support and Service Center) will be one of the strategic key issues with the goal to further expand the share of the service revenues. Additionally, the company wants to grow through acquisitions of suitable companies. As acquisition targets, Isra defined the access to new markets that can be assigned directly or indirectly to long-term large future markets, the expansion of the technological base, as well as the increase of market shares in existing customer markets. SEW-Eurodrive opens new assembly plant in France With a third production and assembly location in addition to Haguenau and Forbach, SEW- Eurodrive is continuing to set new standards in France. The new plant covers 32,200 square meters and is set to be in full production by fall 2015, with some 500 jobs based there. It will enable SEW-Eurodrive in France to provide customers with optimized processes and faster delivery times, as Brumath offers excellent prospects for expansion, including for the main site nearby. The new plant also signals a clear commitment to this location, region and market. Staff were fully involved in the intensive design process for the new factory, which was planned and constructed based on Industry 4.0 principles. The production process, from order to delivery, goes far beyond conventional models – all elements and parts of the process are digitally connected and networked. Your Global Automation Partner Little Rascals! Ultra-Compact I/O Modules Easy and flexible mounting due to extremely compact design (32 x 144 x 31 mm) Flexible usage with TURCK multiprotocol in PROFINET, EtherNet/IP and Modbus-TCP networks Reliable operation with fully potted, shock and vibration-resistant electronics