How a metal separator saved this plastics manufacturer 75% in maintenance costs and increased output by 20%

A Bulgarian company is one of the European Union’s leading producers and suppliers of high-quality thermoplastic components for the automotive, electrical and home appliance industries. Since its foundation in 1992, the company has been dedicated to the same mission statement – continuous improvement in meeting the needs of its customers. To achieve this goal, this company Read more about How a metal separator saved this plastics manufacturer 75% in maintenance costs and increased output by 20%[…]

TÜV Rheinland awards the first Functional Safety Management (FSM) certificate with the highest maturity level

Electronics, which must operate reliably enough to control the potential hazards they pose to life, limb and the environment must be designed to be functionally safe. The basic safety standard for Functional Safety (IEC 61508) requires designers and manufacturers to implement a Functional Safety Management (FSM) for the safety life cycle. embeX GmbH, the technologically Read more about TÜV Rheinland awards the first Functional Safety Management (FSM) certificate with the highest maturity level[…]

The use of digital tools: the new normal in construction

A study carried out by BIMobject with surveys of more than 2,500 professionals in the Architectural, Planning and Design (AECO) sector reveals how digitalisation has accelerated in the sector due to the COVID-19 crisis. New digital tools are now a foundation with 61% saying this will be part of their basic work post-pandemic with the Read more about The use of digital tools: the new normal in construction[…]

9-month figures clouded by the corona pandemic – new incoming orders give cause for confidence

In the first nine months of the current financial year, NorCom Information Technology GmbH & Co. KGaA achieved a total output of 8.3 million euros (2019: 10.0 million euros). The EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization) was 0.1 million euros at the end of the third quarter (2019: 0.7 million euros).The business figures Read more about 9-month figures clouded by the corona pandemic – new incoming orders give cause for confidence[…]

Portable instrument for multiple calibration tasks in the field

With the new model CPH8000 multi-function calibrator, WIKA makes on-site calibration even more efficient. The portable instrument measures pressure, temperature, current, voltage, frequency, pulse signal and the ambient conditions. It is available as a hand-held or in a case version with integrated pressure pump. With the HART®-compatible CPH8000, users can calibrate, amongst others, pressure sensors, Read more about Portable instrument for multiple calibration tasks in the field[…]

Digital contact tracing and fever measurement at the entrance

Due to the ongoing pandemic, a renewed l ockdown i s currently forcing companies to comply more closely with hygiene and health regulations. Also, to ensure contact tracing i n the event of an i nfection, the l ogging of presence i n stores, restaurants, or even offices i s becoming even more i mportant Read more about Digital contact tracing and fever measurement at the entrance[…]

Your money and COVID: what’s next?

Right now you may feel like we are back in March, and not just due the return of rainy weather. While it really never left the news cycle, COVID-19 seems to be making a comeback in numbers, and several states are already starting to tighten up on preventive measures. Complete lockdowns are being avoided as Read more about Your money and COVID: what’s next?[…]

Challenging times only make us better!

The management of GIG Karasek is pleased to announce that, even in these extraordinary times, more than 100,000 on site working hours have been performed without incident on the Vulindlela project (South Africa).  This is only possible because of the careful support and tireless commitment of the entire project team from Sappi South Africa, who Read more about Challenging times only make us better![…]

Award received

ROWA Masterbatch, specialist in the development and production of polymer-specific color, additive and combination masterbatches, has recently been awarded the EcoVadis silver certificate. EcoVadis is an independent assessment platform that helps companies optimize their environmental and social practices. It provides holistic ratings in the area of corporate social responsibility (CSR). Easy-to-use monitoring tools allow companies Read more about Award received[…]

Signs of recovery after COVID-19 shutdown: orders received increase in the third quarter

Following the downturn due to COVID-19, positive developments between July and September. Orders received in third quarter 20.4% higher year-on-year. Book-to-bill ratio at 1.09 (Q3/19: 0.75). CEO Peter Mohnen: “KUKA has performed convincingly despite extremely difficult market conditions, but challenging months lie ahead of us.” Following the economic downturn in the first half of the year due to Read more about Signs of recovery after COVID-19 shutdown: orders received increase in the third quarter[…]