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Automation Technologies 3/2015

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Automation Technologies 3/2015

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News and Markets India becomes more important to Harting The new government in New Delhi seeks to win more foreign companies over for the production and investment location India. A group of German media representatives informed themselves about the efforts of Harting technology group in India on-site. “India has an enormous growth potential for the upcoming years. Therefore, the country becomes more important to Harting,” states Edgar-Peter Düning, CEO Harting Electric. During the multi-day tour, the group of media representatives visited several more production facilities of German companies as well as a CSR project for the promotion and education of young Indians. The project is supported by the VDMA (German engineering association). Transport system from Siemens increases the flexibility of production Optima consumer GmbH is the first pilot customer for the multi-carrier-system developed jointly by Siemens and Festo. This highly flexible transport system can be integrated precisely into existing intralogistics systems. With the help of the new transport system, machine manufacturers and manufacturing companies can adapt their production lines and machines quickly to different formats, sizes and product types and to seasonal requirements. As a pilot customer, Optima will be using the multicarrier-system in its filling and packaging machinery. The multicarrier-system will enable Optima to increase the production flexibility of its customers in industries such as food and beverages, non-food products, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. The technical basis of the multi-carrier-system is formed by linear motors from Festo for moving and precisely positioning the transport vehicles. Siemens brought its extensive automation know-how into the development of the transportation system. Sercos International records worldwide growth in membership Sercos International, supplier of the Sercos automation bus, recorded a growth in membership of 30 % in 2014. In addition to new European members from Germany and Italy, the organization experienced a signifcant growth in Asia especially the Japanese and the Chinese companies from machinery, technology and R&D. Considering the great potential in the Asian markets Sercos International has organized four seminars and various workshops in China in the first quarter of 2015 alone. In Germany, the Sercos technology is utilized mainly in automation. In this context, the Sercos bus allows for communication between decentralized real-time controls. While in the past several busses were required to communicate the data for real-time nodes, the Sercos architecture now provides an Ethernet-based bus bundled in one system for all automation solutions. Also Sercos III Ethernet technology provides a good performance for real-time data exchange while maintaining an open communication channel for additional service functions. The chance to actively contribute and participate in technical innovations is one of the key reason why a lot of organizations are opting for membership. AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES 3/2015

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