Detection of Plastics with X-Ray Systems in the Food Industry

The supporting program of the IFFA this year again included the "IFFA Forum" that in technical lectures focuses on important industry trends. "Food Safety" was one of the top subjects. Uli Hurzlmeier, X-ray Product Manager of Sesotec GmbH, one of the leading manufacturers of product inspection and sorting systems, in this context gave a lecture Read more about Detection of Plastics with X-Ray Systems in the Food Industry[…]

Nanopositioning Systems in Automation Technology: Digital Piezo Controller with EtherCAT®

There are more and more applications in the industrial environment for high-precision, piezo-based positioning systems; semiconductor manufacturing is a typical example of this. As a solution supplier for drive technology and positioning systems, PI (Physik Instrumente) therefore offers the E-727 piezo controller in a new variant. Now, the digital controller can be operated by all Read more about Nanopositioning Systems in Automation Technology: Digital Piezo Controller with EtherCAT®[…]

3-Level Topologies for Wind Turbines – SEMITRANS 10

In any new wind turbine developments, the primary objective is to reduce the cost of energy as well as to increase the output power. But this can’t happen without new technologies. One solution is to increase the voltage up to the 1000VAC (1500VDC) Low-Voltage Directive limit. SEMIKRON’s SEMITRANS 10 MLI is a 3-level NPC module Read more about 3-Level Topologies for Wind Turbines – SEMITRANS 10[…]

WKR Walter Austria: Start-up of another Herbold film wash line

To extend its facility in Wels, Austria, WKR Walter has chosen a complete integrated solution from HERBOLD Meckesheim GmbH, based in Meckesheim/Germany. The key component of the plant is the latest generation of HERBOLD’s VWE pre-wash system, hydrocyclone separation and a twin centrifugal drying step. WKR Walter recycles post consumer film. The infeed of the Read more about WKR Walter Austria: Start-up of another Herbold film wash line[…]

ODU Threaded Connector wins 2019 gongkong® CAIMRS ELECTRICAL CONNECTION – AUTOMATION INNOVATION AWARD

During the 15th gongkong® CAIMRS Annual Conference was held in Beijing in March, ODU General Manager for the China, Georg Heissen was proud to receive the 2019 gongkong® CAIMRS ELECTRICAL CONNECTION – AUTOMATION INNOVATION AWARD. Heissen: “We are honored that our innovative ODU Threaded Connector was chosen for this highly reputable award. It confirms our Read more about ODU Threaded Connector wins 2019 gongkong® CAIMRS ELECTRICAL CONNECTION – AUTOMATION INNOVATION AWARD[…]

Wordwide Top 10 GDPR Solution Providers awared

For the second time since the introduction of the GDPR, the editorial staff of the internationally acclaimed publication CIOApplications has honored ten providers worldwide who offer products or services for the company-wide protection of personal data. The editorial team based in Oakload, USA, analyzed and evaluated providers with the help of an international panel of Read more about Wordwide Top 10 GDPR Solution Providers awared[…]

From a single source – Manual GEMÜ ball valves with integrated position feedback

The Ingelfingen-based valve expert GEMÜ is offering a technically advanced solution for ball valves for manual operation with suitable position feedback. And these are already pre-assembled, preset and tested. At first glance, there are a multitude of ball valve and electrical position indicator providers. However, many of these providers offer either one or the other. Read more about From a single source – Manual GEMÜ ball valves with integrated position feedback[…]

Process and chemical engineering in professional education and training

An interview with Frank Lang, Product Manager for the new Process Engineering segment Mr Lang, please explain how the new Process and Chemical Engineering product area enriches the portfolio of Lucas-Nülle GmbH. “It is the logical development of Lucas-Nülle’s existing product range. The newly developed ‘process training systems’ close a significant gap in our product Read more about Process and chemical engineering in professional education and training[…]

First digital float switch with PNP/NPN signal and high accuracy

Transistor instead of reed: As the first instrument of its kind, WIKA has launched a float switch with a PNP/NPN output signal. The model GLS-1000 detects the level of liquids with an accuracy of ≤ 1 mm. The digitised float measuring principle of the new WIKA level switch is implemented using semiconductor sensors. These enable Read more about First digital float switch with PNP/NPN signal and high accuracy[…]

Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier visits Robotation Academy in Foshan

Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier was in China for a few days, and paid a visit to the Robotation Academy (officially opened in October 2017) in Foshan on the Friday. The HARTING Technology Group is a founding member of the Robotation Academy. Dr Ellen McMillan, General Manager Greater China for the HARTING Technology Group, talked to Read more about Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier visits Robotation Academy in Foshan[…]