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WORLD OF INDUSTRIES - Industrial Automation 1/2017

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WORLD OF INDUSTRIES - Industrial Automation 1/2017

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News and Markets NEWS AND MARKETS Escha generates record sales in 2016 Escha from Halver, Germany has closed the business year 2016 with a record turnover of more than 49 million euros. This corresponds to a sales growth of about ten percent over the previous year. The number of employees in 2016 increased by 4.7 percent totaling 532 employees in Germany. “With a turnover of more than 49 million euros, last year proceeded very successfully for us. We managed to reach our targets and started the new year with a strong tailwind thanks to a high order entry. In 2017, we expect a sales growth of a high one-digit percent range”, says Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing. Marco Heck, Managing Director of Escha GmbH & Co. KG, with an optimistic outlook pointing out that orders are not only generated in a certain region: “Our growth is based on high demand in all important markets. Escha was able to benefit from increasing sales in Europe and Asia.” Schmersal and Entek Otomasyon A.S. start partnership As of 1 January 2017, the Schmersal Group based in Wuppertal, Germany, and Entek Otomasyon Urunleri San. ve Tic A.S., based in Istanbul, Turkey, are entering into a sales partnership for the marketing of Schmersal safety products and systems in Turkey. The Schmersal Group provides customers with the most comprehensive range of safety technology in the world, with over 25,000 products. Through tec.nicum, its global service network, Schmersal also offers its customers a complete range of safety services covering training, consultancy services, technical planning / project management and installation. For more than 20 years, Entek Otomasyon has been among the leading technical sales companies in the industrial automation sector in Turkey. Entek has smoothed the way into the Turkish market for many global brand manufacturers and their technologies, thus making a significant contribution to the development of the industry in the country. In order to better support its customers in Turkey, addition to its headquarter in Istanbul, Entek has set up sales offices in Ankara, Izmir, Bursa and Gebze. Photo: Doğan Kemal Hacıahmet, Business Development Director and Shareholder of Entek Otomasyon (l.) and Baris Yücel, Eastern Europe Business Development Manager for the Schmersal Group (r.). Phoenix Contact and Flowserve join “Open Integration” program Endress+Hauser’s Open Integration Partner Program strives to mitigate risks when commissioning customer plant by ensuring that operators can easily integrate their devices and components into automation systems. To date eight companies are in the program: Auma Riester, Hima Paul Hildebrandt, Honeywell Process Solutions, Mitsubishi Electric, Pepperl+Fuchs, Rockwell Automation, R. Stahl and Schneider Electric. These are now joined by Phoenix Contact and Flowserve. Although today’s communication components (Hart, Profibus, Foundation Fieldbus, EtherNet/IP or Profinet) are rigorously tested, there are still countless ways in which they can be combined and there is a residual risk that minor issues may appear when they are installed on site. “With the Open Integration Partner Program, we mitigate that risk”, says Peter Rippen, Director Strategic Alliances, at Endress+Hauser. “Users can benefit enormously from combining best of breed automation components to an optimal solution for their application.” The program partners go well beyond traditional testing methodologies by verifying the functionality of specific system architectures in a laboratory environment. “Everybody benefits, our customers as well as the automation suppliers,” explains Peter Rippen. 2017 manus award: calling for application The world’s top award for plain bearing applications, the manus award, goes into the eighth round. Developers have till the end of February to submit a wide variety of plain bearing applications. Whether serial applications for the industry or individual parts – anyone can apply with a polymer plain bearing application. The winners will be awarded at the 2017 Hannover Messe, and the prize money is up to 5,000 euros. Whether in water, on land or in the air, there is hardly an area where polymer plain bearings do not display their characteristic advantages. They save weight in the solar aircraft, they protect against corrosion in the wave power plant, they ensure a smooth drive on the road and are more economical and more durable than comparable metallic solutions. The prestigious manus award will now be held for the eighth time to show the tremendous potential of plastic bearings technology. This page contains all information, participant applications of the past years as well as the link to the online registration. WORLD OF INDUSTRIES – INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION 1/2017

Sick wins the GlobalConnect Award 2016 Sick was honored with the GlobalConnect Award 2016 in the category “Global Player” for its outstanding entrepreneurial achievements in export and internationalization. Companies that successfully link up and integrate business and production processes across the globe and that make a special contribution for the environment and society are considered in the category “Global Player”. A panel of experts decide among these companies and evaluates them using in particular the criteria of global presence, social and ecological standards, and unique selling point. “We are very pleased to have received the award; it means both for us confirmation of our excellent performance and an inspiration to keep it up,” says Dr. Robert Bauer, Chairman of the Executive Board at Sick AG. NI demonstrates Adas test solution NI (Nasdaq: NATI), the provider of platform-based systems that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, announced a technology demonstration of a new Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (Adas) Test Solution. It is designed for short- and long-range radar in the 76–81 GHz range, and is based on NI’s mmWave front end technology and the recently released PXIe-5840 second-generation vector signal transceiver (VST). The Adas test solution combines NI’s second-generation VST with banded, frequency-specific upconverters and downconverters designed to test the 76–81 GHz radar band with 1 GHz of real-time bandwidth. Engineers can program the VST’s FPGA with LabView to use Adas for radar target emulation, a technique in which test equipment emulates the radar cross section, range, radial velocity and angle of arrival of a particular object. This is essential for testing a radar system’s software and hardware. Image: Dr. Robert Bauer, Chairman of the Executive Board of Sick AG (second from left), Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut MdL, Minister of Economic Affairs, Labor, and Housing of the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg (second from right), actress and presenter of the event, Natalia Wörner (l.), Dr. Thomas Götting, Director of Coface Kreditversicherung AG (r.). Lenord + Bauer establishes Ltd. in China By establishing a subsidiary, Lenord + Bauer continues to expand its activities in China. Until now, the specialist for automation technology has been represented by an office in Shanghai. Timo Ren not only has experience in technical sales but is also familiar with the local culture. As for the future, he sees the task in advancing corporate growth. The business develops, produces and markets magnetic sensors for the measurement of rotational and linear movements, as well as intelligent control and drive systems. Your Global Automation Partner Brain Gain! HMI Panels and Block I/Os with CODESYS 3 PLC For flexible use as a PROFINET controller, EtherNet/IP scanner or Modbus TCP master - also CANopen, MODBUS RTU and RS232/485 TX500: Modern HMI/PLC compact devices for easy programming of control and visualization functions with CODESYS 3 TBEN-L-PLC: Rugged IP67 block I/Os with CODESYS 3 PLC for intelligent control concepts without cabinet


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