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WORLD OF INDUSTRIES 07/2018

WORLD OF INDUSTRIES 07/2018

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W RLDWIDE NEWS Taiwan‘s step into the field of smart machinery NEWS AND MARKETS Due to the unstoppable trend of Global Industry 4.0, most leading Taiwan machine tool builders have stepped into the field of smart machinery, making single machines intellectualized and multitasked, as well as assembly lines going smart. They have also achieved differentiation by using customized software or humanmachine interfaces so as to increase the added value of the machine tool industry. 90 % of Taiwan’s machine tool industry is small and medium-sized enterprises, which are capable of flexible production and quick delivery. Under the specialized Stemmer Imaging expands into the Chinese market Stemmer Imaging, one of the leading providers of machine vision technology in Europe, has signed a far-reaching memorandum of understanding with regard to cooperation with the Chinese provider of machine vision technology, Nanjing Inovance Industrial Vision Technology. Nanjing Inovance is a subsidiary of the publicly traded Shenzhen Inovance Technology Co., Ltd., one of the leading manufacturers of automation components in China. “We have been observing the Chinese market for some time and are now delighted to have Nanjing Inovance as a strong partner at our side. Nanjing Inovance’s profound market knowledge and extensive network will make it significantly easier for us to enter the market,” says Lars Böhrnsen, CFO of Stemmer Imaging AG. www.stemmer-imaging.com Jungheinrich Virtual Reality Training Wins Immersive Learning Award Jungheinrich has won gold in the “Customer Project” category of the Immersive Learning Award 2018. The jury found that the use of virtual reality (VR) in the Jungheinrich Training Centre clearly demonstrates how new technologies can bring quick and effective success in a learning environment. The Hamburg-based intralogistics expert uses VR to provide initial and further training for its after-sales service engineers across the whole of Europe. As part of the award-winning VR training, these engineers are placed in a virtual warehouse environment where they can gain in-depth experience of selected Jungheinrich forklift trucks in a variety of working situations. This enables trainees to practise a wide range of scenarios in a safe space without the risk of property damage or personal injury. www.jungheinrich.com/en network among machine, module and accessory, a flexible and rapid supply chain is established to create industrial characteristics of low transaction cost and short delivery time. There are 1,801 machine tool and accessory builders in Taiwan with 40,405 employees, investing USD 85 million in R&D and USD 3 million on technology purchase. www.taitra.org.tw Schaeffler acquires drive-by-wire technology In August, Schaeffler Group agreed on a master agreement with Paravan GmbH to form of a joint venture company. The objective of the new company, which will be called Schaeffler Paravan Technologie GmbH and Co. KG, is the further development of Paravan’s ‘Space Drive’ drive-by-wire technology and the development and sale of mobility systems. As agreed upon, the new company will completely control Paravan’s ‘Space Drive’ technology. This unique technology developed by Paravan, helps drivers with physical disabilities by replacing the cumbersome mechanical vehicle control systems with 100 % reliable and fully electronic systems. Along with electronic accelerator and brake activation, it features steer-by-wire functionality, which enables vehicle steering by purely electronic means, thereby eliminating the need for a steering wheel, steering column and associated mechanical linkages. The company will have its operational headquarters in Aichelau and Herzogenaurach and will be headed by Paravan founder Roland Arnold as CEO, and Dr. Dirk Kesselgruber, head of the business division Chassis Systems at Schaeffler, and one other, yet-to-be-decided, employee of the Schaeffler Group. www.schaeffler.com 6 WORLD OF INDUSTRIES 7/2018

Ebm-papst expands with another facility in China With a ground-breaking ceremony, ebm-papst, global player in the fans and motors segment, started the construction of its new plant in Xi’an, the capital of Shaanxi province in China. From summer 2019, fan solutions for the Asian market will be manufactured here in the 27,000 m 2 facility. A new manufacturing facility in China speaks volumes about the rising demand in the Asian market. With this new facility, the company is inching towards achieving its internationalization strategy and targeting emerging markets like Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand apart from China. The decision for the new location near the city of Xi’an, with its 12 million inhabitants, is reinforced by the Kasto now speaks Mandarin: First branch office opened in China Kasto is further expanding its global presence. With a formal ceremony, the sawing and storage specialist opened its new sales and service center in Taicang in the east of the People’s Republic of China, north-west of Shanghai, on 15 May, 2018. The opening was attended by numerous customers and business partners from the whole of China as well as government representatives and three members of the Kasto Group board. The new subsidiary will ensure fast and direct service as well as providing comprehensive consultancy services in the growing Chinese market. At the same time, the regional and linguistic proximity to the customer is a major benefit. In future, sawing and storage solutions will be demonstrated, digital solutions presented, and test cuts carried out in a well-equipped showroom. www.kasto.com high availability of qualified specialists and excellent transport and logistical connections. The company is being represented in China since 1996 and currently employs around 1,800 staff at the Chinese sites. The headquarters, along with a development center, is located in Waigaoqiao, Shanghai, and a production plant in Nanhui, Shanghai and two more locations are in Hong Kong and Qingdao. The total investment sum of the new building is estimated at around € 30 million. The right choice when ambient conditions turn explosive. Extremes of heat or ice? Extremely wet, salty,dusty or cramped conditions? Environment turning explosive? STAHL CraneSystems engineers and technicians develop the right solution for tricky situations where unusual requirements emerge.Their long experience and detailed know-how,coupled with ahighdegree of vertical integration and seamless quality management, enable them to rise to extreme challenges. www.ebmpapst.com

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