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Innovative Software matches Mega Trends in Dataconversion

New Data Conversion Software with Tools for Virtual & Augmented Reality and Additive Manufacturing

Innovative Software matches Mega Trends in Dataconversion

(Source: CoreTechnologie GmbH)

The developer team of the German-French software producer CoreTechnologie has adapted the data conversion software 3D_Evolution to the latest trends in CAx and Industry 4.0 and implemented clever innovations.

Virtual and Augmented Reality

Version 4.1 of the Simplifier module of the conversion software 3D_Evolution serves the requirements of digitization trends such as Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR). The unique module generates in seconds an envelope geometry from detailed CAD models for knowhow protection. With a new FBX interface the CAD models from all common formats are extremely reduced and stored in the VR and AR standard. The number of polygons can be decimated by 90 percent and more, so that large models can now be displayed quickly in augmented reality glasses.

Additive Manufacturing

The megatrend of additive manufacturing will be updated with the actual software version under the new 3MF and AMF formats. In addition, CoreTechnologie is working on the next major release of its tools on the next generation of a revolutionary additive manufacturing software.

On the Pulse of Time

With the latest version of the successful data conversion software 3D_Evolution, which is now used by more than 500 leading companies around the world, the innovative software company continues for the successes of recent years. The latest formats, such as CATIA V5 R27, CATIA V6, NX 11 and JT 10.2 as well as the new standard of the aerospace industry STEP AP242 are supported for the loss-free conversion between all current systems. CoreTechnologie provides three to four new versions and service packs per year to ensure that the updates are always available promptly and usually well before the update cycles in the industry.

For further information, please visit www.coretechnologie.com
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Since its foundation in 1998, the software manufacturer CoreTechnologie with locations in Germany, France, USA, Japan and Great Britain has been led by the managing directors Dominique Arnault and Armin Brüning. With innovative products, the visionary company has consistently optimised its product portfolio and secured the technological leadership in the area of conversion software. Each year, CoreTechnologie invests more than 30 per cent of sales in the research and implementation of new technologies and has the most complete product range in this field.

In the focus of technology development is the product line of „3D Evolution“ which guarantees efficient and lossless exchange of complex data structures between independent and heterogeneous CAX software solutions. With extremely powerful native interfaces for all leading CAD systems and for conversion of all common 3D formats, the software module ensures optimal interoperability of most various IT solutions.

Apart from providing visualisation and manufacturing data across most various systems, CoreTechnologie offers outstanding technologies for automatic data correction, feature-based conversion, geometry optimisation, quality control and long-time archiving as well as for visualisation of complex 3D models. The software components for software manufacturers of the most different CAX applications are the company“s second leg.

The customer portfolio of CoreTechnologie comprises more than 400 companies from the automotive, aerospace, engineering and consumer goods industry who are in many cases the quality leaders in their relevant segment.

Company-Contact
Core Technologie GmbH
Armin Brüning
Klinger 5
63776 Mömbris
Phone: 0049 6029 98 999 10
E-Mail: info@de.coretechnologie.com
Url: http://www.coretechnologie.com

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Demonstration of validation plant for DRC process to produce DPC, a monomer of PC

Energy-saving production process with low carbon emission and safe feedstock

Düsseldorf, September 18, 2017 – As part of a project of Japan“s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), Asahi Kasei Corp. verified a newly developed process for diphenyl carbonate (DPC), a monomer used to produce polycarbonate (PC), which is used to make parts for vehicles, home appliances, etc., via Dialkyl carbonate (DRC), at its Mizushima Works (Urashiki, Okayama, Japan). The stability and operability of the process was confirmed through over 1,000 hours of continuous operation. Compared to the conventional process, the new process successfully reduces energy consumption and CO2 emission while using CO2 as a safe feedstock.
Asahi Kasei will continue to verify the economy and energy efficiency of the new process, and work toward its further optimization as a highly energy-efficient process that utilizes CO2.

Outline of the validation plant

Project period: Fiscal 2014-2016
DPC capacity: 1,000 tons/year
Location: Asahi Kasei Corp. Mizushima Works (Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan)

Overview
NEDO is an organization that supports the development of technology which is expected to have high energy-saving effect, mainly emphasizing „important technology“ as listed in the Energy Efficiency Technology Strategy. PC is a resin that is widely used in headlamp covers, personal computer housings, CDs, DVDs, etc. Interfacial polymerization1, which uses highly toxic phosgene, is the conventional process to produce PC. In addition to safety issues, the conventional process also has energy consumption issues to be solved. As part of a NEDO project2, in 2015 Asahi Kasei began construction of a validation plant at its Mizushima Works to verify its newly developed process to produce DPC via DRC (the DRC process for DPC) to overcome these issues. Stability and operability as an industrial process was also confirmed through over 1,000 hours of continuous operation. Asahi Kasei has successfully established the non-phosgene process using CO2 as a safe feedstock, enabling not only reduced energy consumption but also reduced CO2 emission.

Asahi Kasei will continue to verify the economy and energy efficiency of the new process, and work toward its further optimization. Specifically, the company aims to achieve commercialization of the new highly energy-efficient process using CO2 with reduced energy consumption through improved yield, and to establish technology for stable production by optimizing operating conditions and equipment. Validation of the new process will strengthen the licensing business Asahi Kasei established with its previously developed non-phosgene process for PC3 which is used around the world including in China, Korea, Taiwan, Russia, and Saudi Arabia. We have a strong track record of licensing our current non-phosgene process for polycarbonate. Validation of the new process will enable us to further expand this licensing business worldwide with greater competitiveness. For that purpose, we will continue to verify the economy and energy efficiency of the new process and work toward its further optimization as we aim for commercialization.

Results of the validation
The DRC process for DPC utilizes technology which was developed by Asahi Kasei with the support of a NEDO project4, using catalysts to obtain DRC from CO2 and alcohol, and then obtain DPC from DRC and phenol. We have validated the feasibility of the DRC process for DPC through continuous operation to assess catalyst cycling and catalytic performance in both the DRC step, which produces DRC from CO2 and alcohol, and the DPC step, which produces DPC from DRC and phenol, as well as reactor performance and the system to recycle unreacted feedstocks. A flowchart is shown below.

About Asahi Kasei

The Asahi Kasei Corporation was founded in Japan in 1922 and is now one of the leading diversified company with operations in the Material, Homes, and Health Care business sectors. From its roots in chemistry, the Material sector encompasses fibers & textiles, petrochemicals, performance polymers, performance materials, consumables, battery separators, and electronic devices. The Homes sector provides housing and construction materials to the Japanese market. The Health Care sector includes pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and acute critical care devices and systems. With more than 30,000 employees around the world, the Asahi Kasei Group serves customers in more than 100 countries.
Asahi Kasei is „Creating for Tomorrow“ with all operations sharing a common mission of contributing to life and living for people around the world.
Asahi Kasei Europe GmbH began operations on April 1st, 2016 to expand business in Europe by functioning as a controlling base in the region, mainly focusing on the automotive industry. We“re here to be your innovation partner with our various technologies.

For more information, please contact:

http://www.asahi-kasei.co.jp/asahi/en/

https://www.asahi-kasei.eu/

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Asahi Kasei Europe GmbH
Sarah Collisi
Am Seestern 4
40547 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 (0)2118822 030
E-Mail: info@asahi-kasei.eu

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The Asahi Kasei Group is a diversified group of companies led by Asahi Kasei Corp., with operations in the Material, Homes, and Health Care business sectors. Asahi Kasei distributes its innovative technologies and unique materials on markets worldwide.
With more than 30,000 employees around the world, the Asahi Kasei Group serves customers in more than 100 countries. Asahi Kasei is „Creating for Tomorrow“ with all operations sharing a common mission of contributing to life and living for people around the world.

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Asahi Kasei Europe GmbH
Sarah Collisi
Am Seestern 4
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Url: https://www.asahi-kasei.eu/

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SKIDATA keynote speech at the R&D Flagship Conference in Munich

An issue for the future: digitalization and networking

SKIDATA keynote speech at the R&D Flagship Conference in Munich

SKIDATA keynote speech at the R&D Flagship Conference in Munich

The R&D Flagship Conference was held in Munich´s BMW Welt on July 30, 2017. The focus of the conference was „Digitalization and Networking“ and this was the topic of discussion among leading experts from various tech companies – including Frank Lorenz, SKIDATA´s Senior Vice President of Research & Development. The guest list also included companies such as BMW, Bosch, Airbus, MAN and many more.

Keynote speech on megatrends and the influence of digitalization

Frank Lorenz immediately posed a provocative question: „Will we lose significant parts of our value chain and therefore our sales through „uberization“ and large tech companies?“ Lorenz´s keynote speech ranged from relevant megatrends to strategic options and the question: „How are we dealing with these challenges at SKIDATA?“

Experts addressed megatrends such as

– global mobile networking,
– permanent access to information and entertainment,
– the „Internet of Things“,
– social media and Web 2.0,
– multi-channel retail,
– and cloud-computing and big data.

It is exactly these trends that will drive forth digitalization in society and industry in the future. These topics have also long been a focus at SKIDATA.

Opportunities and risk of increasing digitalization and networking

In addition to defining the future megatrends and their impact on the digitalization of society, the following question was examined: how should industry and R&D departments react? The industry expert is of the opinion that in the future, investments in the area of e-commerce for B2C as well as B2B will be even more necessary as a dominant sales channel. Lorenz also believes that an increase in efficiency in one´s own business or B2B customers will be possible mainly through business process optimization. In addition, more priority will be placed on the topics of centralization and access to business data at any time. Further to the points already mentioned, Lorenz sees the following as essential:

– cloud-based management of the installed basis of systems and machinery;
– digitalization of payment processes and mobile payment methods (Apple Pay, Google Wallet, M-Pesa, WeChat, etc.);
– preparation for gradual digitalization of our currencies;
– and development of mobile commerce solutions and the availability of business data at any time on mobile devices.

Regarding risks, Lorenz focused on cyber security. According to the expert, all companies must make every effort to protect their own business and customers. „In particular, the first generation of IoT devices with very weak security mechanisms can cause a lot of damage. For example, by hacking hundreds of thousands of these devices to perform massive, dispersed attacks against critical infrastructure and institutions,“ said Lorenz.

Lorenz closed his keynote speech at the R&D Flagship Conference on a reassuringly positive and confident note: „Digitalization and networking is coming – let us shape them and take advantage of the opportunities!“

Interested in moving digitalization forward at SKIDATA?

Topics like the ones presented at the conference make technology fans´ hearts skip a beat – and SKIDATA has plenty of great job opportunities in R&D. Take a closer look at the wide range of assignments here: https://www.skidata.com/en/corporate/jobs-careers/job-vacancies-at-skidata/

SKIDATA is a leading international company for access solutions and management. More than 10,000 SKIDATA installations in ski resorts, sports stadiums, major airports, shopping centers, cities, spas and wellness facilities, exhibition centers and amusement parks worldwide ensure safe and reliable access control for people and vehicles. SKIDATA places great value in offering solutions that are intuitive, easy to operate and secure. With their integrated concepts, SKIDATA helps clients optimize performance and maximize profits. The SKIDATA Group ( www.skidata.com) is a member of the publicly traded Swiss Kudelski Group ( www.nagra.com), a leading provider of digital security solutions.

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Mag. Belkis Etz
Untersbergstraße 40
5083 Grödig/Salzburg
Phone: +43 6246 888-0
E-Mail: jobs@skidata.com
Url: https://www.skidata.com/en/corporate/jobs-careers/

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Laser sensor LAH-G1 – optical distance sensors with measurement value display

Laser sensor LAH-G1 - optical distance sensors with measurement value display

The analogue laser sensor LAH-G1 is setting new standards in optical distance measurement. Thanks to its sophisticated CMOS line sensor, the LAH-G1 series gives particularly precise measurements with a resolution of up to 0.5 μm. Moreover, the series has a measurement frequency of 5 kHz and a low linearity error (< +/-0.1% of the measurement range) and is thus extremely well suited to highly dynamic processes. The LAH-G1 stands out from the other laser sensors on the market in this class thanks to its all-in-one concept. Thus, the control unit and measurement value display are integrated in the sensor head. There are four variants, covering the measurement ranges 30 +/- 4 mm, 50 +/- 10 mm, 85 +/- 20 mm and 120 +/- 60 mm. The visible red light semiconductor class 2 laser can be aligned with pinpoint accuracy to measure the distance from an object. The LAH-G1 is particularly light and suitable for the assembly of moving elements thanks to its compact shape and its plastic casing strengthened with glass fibre with protection class IP67. As well as its voltage output signal (0…10 V) and current output signal (4…20 mA), the analogue laser sensor LAH-G1 has additional functions, such as: timing, triggering, remote interlock, laser control, limit and zero-point setting and offset adjustment. The laser can be configured using the sensor“s intuitive control element directly on the device. For more information please visit: http://www.waycon.biz/products/laser-sensors/

WayConPositionsmesstechnik GmbH has been developing and manufacturing precision sensors for position and distance measurement since 1999. As an innovative company with headquarters in Taufkirchen near Munich and a branch in Brühl near Cologne, we sell our products all over the world. Our goal is to provide our customers with the best possible measurement technique solution: from high-quality sensors from the standard range to customer-specific solutions, from prototype to series production – for the most varied applications in industry and research. The products made in Taufkirchen are subject to rigorous quality standards and every single one is delivered to our customers with a calibration certificate.

Company-Contact
Waycon Positionsmesstechnik GmbH
Marcus Venghaus
Mehlbeerenstr 4
82024 Taufkirchen
Phone: 089-67-9713-0
E-Mail: info@waycon.de
Url: http://www.waycon.biz

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CAD Collision Testing in Machine and Plant Engineering

CoreTechnologie launches new Software Tool

CAD Collision Testing in Machine and Plant Engineering

New Software for CAD Collision Testing in Machine and Plant Engineering (Source: CoreTechnologie GmbH)

The innovation team of the German-French software manufacturer CoreTechnologie (CT) has developed a new module for the 3D_Evolution series for CAD collision testing, which is specifically tailored to machine and plant engineering needs.

Precision and User Friendliness

The CAD collision calculation with the new tool takes place on the exact B-Rep descriptions, so that a precise distinction can be made between contact and penetration. This precision of the calculation in machine and plant construction was previously missing in the solutions available on the market and was the reason for the development of the new software.

The new tool avoids the fact that calculations on triangulated, only approximate models, indicate collisions that are not present in reality and in close examination. 3D_Evolution eliminates this unnecessary and impractical effect by means of a precise calculation on the exact geometry description of the CAD models and thus only indicates collisions that are actually present in reality.

Since collision analyzes are usually based on very large amounts of data, the multiprocessor calculation of the DMU Inspector software offers enormous advantages in terms of performance.

The tool is easy to use and easy to understand. In this way, the CAD collisions found can be opened directly from a list in the 3D viewer, whereby the collision areas are marked by curves and displayed very clearly. Filter functions and the tracking of collisions as well as a sophisticated reporting are designed for seamless collaboration of the design teams.

The calculation can be carried out on all standard CAD formats such as CATIA, Siemens NX, Creo as well as STEP, JT and PLMXML so that the software can be used immediately in any PLM environment without a complex integration.

Collision Avoidance

Especially in the field of machine and plant engineering, it is important to ensure already in the design phase that collisions are avoided before the assembly of the machine on site. Particularly when machines and plants are assembled abroad, manufacturers are oftentimes faced with expensive delays to fix unnecessary collisions, which now can be avoided with the new software.

For further information, please visit www.coretechnologie.com
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Since its foundation in 1998, the software manufacturer CoreTechnologie with locations in Germany, France, USA, Japan and Great Britain has been led by the managing directors Dominique Arnault and Armin Brüning. With innovative products, the visionary company has consistently optimised its product portfolio and secured the technological leadership in the area of conversion software. Each year, CoreTechnologie invests more than 30 per cent of sales in the research and implementation of new technologies and has the most complete product range in this field.

In the focus of technology development is the product line of „3D Evolution“ which guarantees efficient and lossless exchange of complex data structures between independent and heterogeneous CAX software solutions. With extremely powerful native interfaces for all leading CAD systems and for conversion of all common 3D formats, the software module ensures optimal interoperability of most various IT solutions.

Apart from providing visualisation and manufacturing data across most various systems, CoreTechnologie offers outstanding technologies for automatic data correction, feature-based conversion, geometry optimisation, quality control and long-time archiving as well as for visualisation of complex 3D models. The software components for software manufacturers of the most different CAX applications are the company“s second leg.

The customer portfolio of CoreTechnologie comprises more than 400 companies from the automotive, aerospace, engineering and consumer goods industry who are in many cases the quality leaders in their relevant segment.

Company-Contact
Core Technologie GmbH
Armin Brüning
Klinger 5
63776 Mömbris
Phone: 0049 6029 98 999 10
E-Mail: info@de.coretechnologie.com
Url: http://www.coretechnologie.com

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Two-point measurement reduces non-productive times

Quality control integrated into the production process makes time-consuming manual measurements superfluous.

Two-point measurement reduces non-productive times

The two opposing probes detect the diameter of the rotating part with high precision.

At EMO, GEORG will be presenting the integrated two-point measurement system for horizontal machining centers of its ultraturn MC series. These machines process workpieces weighing 10 tons and more and with diameters of 1,000 mm upwards. No other manufacturer in the world combines machining and measuring in a single unit of such size.

With the two-point measurement, GEORG has for the first time integrated quality control directly into the manufacturing process: ultraturn MC is worldwide the first series of machining centers for large turned parts in which the diameters of the workpiece are not measured with just one probe, as has been common practice so far. Instead, GEORG uses a travelling two-point measuring system attached to the frame, which automatically measures the workpieces directly in the machine with two opposing probes. This technique ensures high precision and high reproducibility.

ultraturn MC machines are used among other things for the complete machining of turbine and generator rotors as well as crankshafts.

While a measuring team would need several hours to manually measure the diameters or the axial run-out of workpieces on the machine, the measurement with the integrated two-point system is completed after just a few minutes. By integrating this function into the machine, GEORG is a worldwide pioneer.

The two-point measuring system which GEORG is demonstrating at the trade fair on a machining center of the ultraturn MC series is also applicable to the company“s classic lathe series for roll and turbine rotor machining. Furthermore the system can be retrofitted to existing lathes – to those made by GEORG or other manufacturers. Just recently, GEORG has successfully retrofitted a two-point measuring system to a lathe in operation for several years at Siemens in Mülheim/Germany.

Jan Ebener, sales manager for machine tools at GEORG, explains the great economic benefits of the integrated measurement: „Experience gained from the operation of the first systems using our two-point measurement technique shows that not only the dimensional precision of the workpieces is increased but that also the overall machining times are markedly reduced. This is because the new measurement technique drastically reduces non-productive times.“

Like the large machines of the ultraturn MC type, designed to machine parts of up to 250 t weight, also the smaller ones are based on the classic GEORG concept: robust cast construction – instead of the frequently common welded construction – and hydrostatically guided axles. The result: high precision in machining, low maintenance and long lifetime.

Heinrich GEORG at EMO 2017 in Hanover, Germany
18 – 23 September 2017
Hall 26, stand B12

About Heinrich Georg Maschinenfabrik

GEORG is a business partner worldwide well-reputed for reliable and powerful high-tech mechanical engineering solutions. The company“s cutting-edge finishing lines and machine tools as well as production lines, machines and equipment for the transformer industry are in operation in numerous renowned companies around the world.

The family business, now in its third generation, supplies a wide range of products to most diverse markets and customer segments. The divisions GEORG finishing lines, GEORG transformer lines and GEORG machine tools are supported by the company“s own manufacturing facilities at the headquarters in Kreuztal, Germany. The GEORG corporate services division completes the portfolio with a wide range of value adding services. The company maintains a worldwide network of sales and service branches to be within easy reach for its international customers.

GEORG machine tools

The GEORG machine tools division develops and manufactures advanced value-adding machine tools for turning, drilling, milling and grinding in close cooperation with its customers and optimally tailored to their individual requirements.

Company-Contact
Heinrich Georg GmbH Maschinenfabrik
Thomas Kleb
Langenauer Straße 12
57223 Kreuztal / Germany
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Fax: +49.2732.779-39171
E-Mail: thomas.kleb@georg.com
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Innovative Infrared Emitters Optimize the Manufacture of Vehicle Interior Fittings Using Vacuum Lamination

Innovative Infrared Emitters Optimize the Manufacture of Vehicle Interior Fittings Using Vacuum Lamination

Infrared systems from Heraeus provide significant improvements in the production of car interiors. (Source: 3CON 2017)

Precisely matched infrared systems from Heraeus Noblelight are helping to provide significant improvements in the production of the interior fitting of motor vehicles. The use of Heraeus infrared emitters to assist the vacuum laminating technology at equipment and technology suppliers, 3CON, of Ebbs, Austria, is reducing cycle times by five seconds, liberating several square meters of valuable floor space and saving up to 30% in energy costs.
As a leading manufacturer of vacuum laminating plant for motor vehicle applications, 3CON is using Heraeus infrared emitters for the heating of PVC foil and thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO). „In contrast to the old design, fused silica emitters which we used previously, the Heraeus emitters heat the foils much faster and, at the same time, save an enormous amount of energy and foil material, says Georg Schemmerer, 3CON“s marketing manager. „That is a huge technical advance for this application which has been on the market for a long time.“
Heraeus Noblelight is showing this, alongside other innovative infrared solutions for plastics processing, at the Fakuma exhibition, which takes place in Friedrichshafen from 17th to 21st October.

Faster and energy- and space-saving. Infrared emitters optimize vacuum lamination
Doors, central consoles and instrument panels are just some of the interior fittings of a car which are made of plastic or natural fiber carrier, coated with a foam foil. The adhesive system is first applied to the foil or the natural fiber carrier. By using vacuum laminating technology, the foil is then laminated onto the carrier backing.
A series of tests carried at 3CON identified the infrared emitters which perfectly matched both the applied foils and the emitter control system developed by 3CON. The result was a reduction in cycle time by around five seconds and a targeted penetrative heating or surface heating, to comply with the adhesive system used. Previously, the fused silica emitters usually required a standby control system to provide a permanent pre-heating of around 30% and this is not necessary with the modern, fast response medium wave emitters. These are switched on only when heat is actually required. Consequently, the ambient surroundings are not needlessly warmed, resulting in significant energy savings.
Not least, the change-over to the modern emitters has allowed a considerable space saving. Before, the heaters had to be removed from under the foil to prevent overheating or damage to the foil in the event of an emergency stoppage. Because of their smaller mass, the fast response medium wave emitters cool down very quickly when switched off and their removal is no longer necessary. As a result, the six square meters formerly required as a parking area has now been freed up.

Background: Infrared Heating in Motor Manufacture
Innovative infrared heating systems form the backbone of many heating processes in modern motor manufacture. Today, an infrared emitter from Heraeus Noblelight can be found in the manufacture of at least 200 car parts. Chrome-plated interior cladding, cut-to-shape carpets, airbag housings and steering wheel caps, roof liners, glove compartments, trims and bumpers are just some of the components made of plastic. As there is such a variety of plastic components, there is also a range of individual infrared solutions to match the required heating process. However, these all have one thing in common: the infrared systems are precisely matched to both the product and the process and save energy, costs and time. If you know the process exactly, then you can improve quality and save energy. New developments and intelligent infrared systems contribute to optimized process solutions, especially in plastics processing.

3CON, of Ebbs, Austria, develops and manufactures tool- and plant technology for the manufacture of car interior fittings such as door cladding, instrument panels and many other parts. As a truly international, technology leader, 3CON supplies all prestigious OEMs and Tier 1 companies in the automobile sector

Heraeus, the technology group headquartered in Hanau, Germany, is a leading international family-owned company formed in 1851. With expertise, a focus on innovations, operational excellence and an entrepreneurial leadership, we strive to continuously improve the businesses of our customers around the world.
We create high-quality solutions for our customers and strengthen their long-term competitiveness by combining material expertise with technological know-how. Our ideas are focused on important issues such as the environment, energy, health, mobility and industrial applications. Our portfolio ranges from components to coordinated material systems which are used in a wide variety of industries, including the steel, electronics, chemical, automotive and telecommunications industries.
In the 2016 financial year, Heraeus generated revenues without precious metals of EUR2.0 bn and a total revenue of EUR21.5 bn. With approximately 12,400 employees worldwide in more than 100 subsidiaries in 38 countries, Heraeus holds a leading position in its global markets.
In 2016, the Foundation for Family Businesses named Heraeus as one of the „Top 10 Family Businesses“ in Germany.

Heraeus Noblelight GmbH with its headquarters in Hanau and with subsidiaries in the USA, Great Britain, France and China is one of the technology- and market-leaders in the production of specialty light sources and systems. In 2016, Heraeus Noblelight employed 707 people worldwide. The organization develops, manufactures and markets infrared and ultraviolet emitters, systems and solutions for applications in industrial manufacture, environmental protection, medicine and cosmetics, research, development and analytical measurement techniques.

Contact
Heraeus Noblelight GmbH
Dr. Marie-Luise Bopp
Reinhard-Heraeus-Ring 7
63801 Kleinostheim
Phone: +49 6181/35-8545
Fax: +49 6181/35-16 8545
E-Mail: marie-luise.bopp@heraeus.com
Url: http://www.heraeus-noblelight.com

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Courageously seizing opportunities – the secret to success

Science2Start award winners 2017: University Hospital of Tübingen, University of Hohenheim and NMI

Courageously seizing opportunities - the secret to success

Science2Start award winners 2017 (Source: BioRegio STERN/Anne Faden)

(Stuttgart/Reutlingen) – The Science2Start awards ceremony held as part of the BioRegio STERN summer reception 2017 at the Tübingen-Reutlingen Technology Park recognised scientists and company founders from BioRegion STERN for the ninth time. This year´s winner whose idea was deemed to offer the greatest economic potential is a start-up company from Tübingen: Mireca Medicines GmbH is conducting research into a drug to treat certain incurable eye diseases. Second place went to a team from NMI, which is developing a portable thermoelectric cooling bandage. Third place was shared by the University Hospital of Tübingen with its mobile sensor system for epilepsy patients and the University of Hohenheim with its silo monitoring system.

The winners of the 2017 „Science2Start“ ideas competition were presented at this year´s joint summer reception hosted by BioRegio STERN Management GmbH, Verein zur Förderung der Biotechnologie und Medizintechnik e. V., and the Tübingen-Reutlingen Technology Park last Thursday. In his keynote speech, Dr. Karsten Henco, co-founder of biotech firms Qiagen and Evotec, spoke about the challenges of successfully establishing a company in Germany. „If we have set ourselves ambitious targets, we should be aware that in Germany it will probably only be possible to achieve them by unconventional means. There is generally no manual for success.“ Despite a lack of instructions on how to found a successful company, Dr. Henco was able to draw on his own experiences and give the numerous founders and young entrepreneurs present a number of important tips: „Success will likely be achieved by courageously seizing opportunities that arise as your company develops. A successful breakthrough will often start out masquerading as a devastating failure.“ In a warning tone, he added: „Be aware that young companies tend to fail because of the way they are managed, not because their technology doesn“t work.“

The four winners of the 2017 Science2Start ideas competition

First place to start-up company Mireca Medicines GmbH: Prof. Francois Paquet-Durand of the Research Institute for Ophthalmology of the University Hospital of Tübingen
Mireca Medicines is conducting research into a drug to treat certain forms of hereditary retinal diseases for which there is as yet no cure.Under the aegis of Prof. Paquet-Durand, DRUGSFORD, the EU consortium behind the company, identified a therapeutic substance formulation which can overcome the blood-retina barrier and inhibit overactivation of the cellular messenger substance which is responsible for the death of the photoreceptors in the eye. This could halt the loss of eyesight for patients with certain forms of hereditary retinal degeneration.

Second place to the MOLLICool cooling bandage: Britta Hagmeyer, Simon Werner, Gorden Linkand Dr. Martin Stelzle, NMI Natural and Medical Sciences Institute at the University of Tubingen
MOLLICool is a portable thermoelectric cooling bandage. It enables simple, immediate, long-lasting and evenly applied cold therapy with physiologically optimum temperature adjustment. Patients can use the mobile cooling bandage easily at home or on their travels after accidents, sports injuries or even during chemotherapy in order to alleviate pain and prevent tissue and nerve damage.

Third place to monikit – the „helping hand“ for people with epilepsy: Kevin Klett,Florian Lutz and Julian Hofmeister from the Department of Neurology at the University Hospital of Tübingen
monikit is a mobile sensor system which can be worn as a chest patch or wristband.It is designed to identify epileptic attacks in daily life and transmit relevant information to doctors, family or friends. The monitoring system is able to recognise and document both major epileptic seizures and those that are less serious.Thus, as well as acting as a safety system, it also opens up more targeted treatment options.

Third place to SiloSense – the digitalisation of agricultural stores: Simon Munder, Oliver Bumann, Thomas Bauer, Institute of Agricultural Engineering at the University of Hohenheim
SiloSense is a networked system for the precise monitoring and control of storage atmospheres in silos. Vast quantities of grain are regularly ruined across the globe due to a lack of reliable information from warehouse interiors. This system records parameters such as temperature, water activity and CO2 content and uses scientifically based models to draw precise conclusions about the condition of the stored goods. Linking the system to automated learning processes enables it to make individual recommendations for action and to forecast the optimum timing of sales.

The winners of this year`s Science2Start competition again received prizes worth a total of 4,500 euros, which were once again sponsored by VOELKER & Partner, a firm of lawyers, tax consultants and auditors. At the ensuing summer reception hosted by BioRegio STERN Management GmbH, the numerous guests from research, industry and politics engaged in lively conversations until late evening. Host and BioRegio STERN Managing Director Dr. Klaus Eichenberg commented: „I am certain that along with their prize monies, the four prizewinners will this evening also take with them valuable experiences and contacts. And that is precisely the aim of our ideas competition.“

About BioRegio STERN Management GmbH:
BioRegio STERN Management GmbH is a skill-sharing network, providing a help and ad-vice centre for founders of new businesses, entrepreneurs and researchers in the life sciences sector in the cities of Stuttgart, Tübingen, Esslingen and Reutlingen and the Stuttgart and Neckar-Alb regions. BioRegio STERN Management GmbH represents the interests of these market players in dealings with political circles, the media and associations and provides advice on grant applications and corporate financing. Key focal points include regenerative medicine, medical technology and the automation of biotechnology. Managing Director Dr. Klaus Eichenberg is a molecular and cell biologist and investment analyst.

Company-Contact
BioRegio STERN Management GmbH
Klaus Eichenberg
Friedrichstrasse 10
70174 Stuttgart
Phone: +49 (0)711-870354-0
E-Mail: info@bioregio-stern.de
Url: http://www.bioregio-stern.de/en

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Zeeb Kommunikation GmbH
Anja Pätzold
Hohenheimer Straße 58a
70174 Stuttgart
Phone: +49 (0)711-6070719
E-Mail: info@zeeb.info
Url: http://www.zeeb.info

Science Research Technology

Turbotron centrifugal disk finishing machines – gap rinsing allows the gentle finishing of extremely thin work pieces

Walther Trowal at the Deburring Expo 2017

Turbotron centrifugal disk finishing machines - gap rinsing allows the gentle finishing of extremely thin work pieces

The new Turbotronic-centrifugal disk finishing machine

Walther Trowal is the first supplier of mass finishing equipment offering TT centrifugal disk finishing machines with rotary spinner and wear ring made from polyurethane and integrated rinsing of the gap between spinner and wear ring.

With the option „gap rinsing“ the new Turbotron centrifugal disk machines can now be used for finishing small to midsize, extremely thin fine blanked work pieces. They are equally suitable for deburring, edge radiusing, surface smoothing and polishing. The new machines not only help to lower the initial investment expenses, but with their low wear rate they also contribute to significantly lower operating costs.

Rinsing of the gap (interface) between spinner and wear ring prevents thin work pieces from being wedged between spinner and work bowl. This helps avoid work piece damage and machine crashes. The gap rinsing option now permits using the high energy TT machines for processing very thin parts, which previously had to be finished in conventional mass finishing equipment at much longer cycle times.

At Deburring Expo 2017 Walther Trowal exhibits complete finishing systems including work piece loading & unloading as well as special functions like de-greasing/de-oiling and corrosion protection.

Walther Trowal at Deburring Expo 2017
(October 10 – 12, 2017 | Messe Karlsruhe/Germany)
Hall 1, Booth 310

About Walther Trowal

For more than 80 years Walther Trowal has been developing, producing and selling modular and custom engineered solutions for a wide range of surface treatment applications.

Starting out with mass finishing systems, Walther Trowal has continuously expanded its product portfolio. Today the company offers a wide range of equipment and services for improving surfaces, for example, mass finishing, cleaning, shot blasting and drying of all kinds of work pieces, as well as coating of mass produced small parts.

Walther Trowal offers not only various types of equipment but complete surface treatment systems: By linking the various equipment modules and automating the complete process, we are able to precisely adapt our process technologies to the technical requirements of our customers. This also includes various types of peripheral equipment and process water cleaning and recycling systems. Of course, we also offer comprehensive pre- and after-sale service like sample processing in one of our demonstration labs and global repair and maintenance service.

Walther Trowal serves many customers in many industries around the world. For example, in the automotive and aerospace industry, medical engineering and wind power generation.

Company-Contact
Walther Trowal GmbH & Co.KG
Georg Harnau
Rheinische Str. 35-37
42781 Haan/Germany
Phone: +49 2129.571-209
Fax: +49 2129.571-225
E-Mail: g.harnau@walther-trowal.de
Url: http://www.walther-trowal.de

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VIP Kommunikation
Regina Reinhardt
Dennewartstraße 25-27
52068 Aachen/Germany
Phone: +49.241.89468-24
Fax: +49.241.89468-44
E-Mail: reinhardt@vip-kommunikation.de
Url: http://www.vip-kommunikation.de

Science Research Technology

Touch Displays WAY-AX and WAY-DX

Touch Displays WAY-AX and WAY-DX

Touch displays WAY-AX and WAY-DX

The innovative touch display series WAY-AX and WAY-DX for the process control in the manufacturing of high quality products.

Better usability by a wide range of models.

Process Indicator WAY-AX
– for two analog values or potentiometer input
– applicable as flow meter, level meter, pressure meter etc.

Digital Indicator WAY-DX
– for incremental encoder or sensor signals
– applicable as counter, position meter, tachometer, frequency meter, speed meter etc.
– additional functions e.g. timer, calculation of process time, reciprocal calculation

Better Visibility by a strong contrast & high resolution

Dot Matrix Display with 186 x 64 pixel
– clear text explanations and commands are providing an intuitive menu structure
– a wide range of units as well as any kind of symbols can be displayed

Three color LCD-Backlight (green, yellow, red)
– color can be adjusted easily by just one parameter
– event depending color change, e. g. below limit, close limit, over limit

Better flexibility by touch & optional modules

Resistive Touch Panel with IP65 protection and enhanced temperature range (-20°C … 60°C)
– Suitable for rough environmental conditions
– Can be operated with any kind of working gloves, no limits on the used material
– Maximum flexibility by modular design

WAY-AX
– 2 analog inputs (16 bit), 3 control inputs
– -10 V … +10 V / 0 … 20 mA / 4 … 20 mA
– accurate 10 V reference output for potentiometers
– mode for single, dual or cross calculated inputs
– totalization, tare, average filter, etc. for each input
– totalization of sum / difference of both inputs
– linearization with 24 set points for each input

WAY-DX
– 2 incremental inputs (HTL), 3 control inputs
– for PNP, NPN or NAMUR sensors
– up to 250 kHz
– for speed, process time, timer, counter or velocity application
– linearization with 24 set points
– scaling, average filter, start up suppression

For more information please visit the product site at www.waycon.biz/products/display-controls/

WayConPositionsmesstechnik GmbH has been developing and manufacturing precision sensors for position and distance measurement since 1999. As an innovative company with headquarters in Taufkirchen near Munich and a branch in Brühl near Cologne, we sell our products all over the world. Our goal is to provide our customers with the best possible measurement technique solution: from high-quality sensors from the standard range to customer-specific solutions, from prototype to series production – for the most varied applications in industry and research. The products made in Taufkirchen are subject to rigorous quality standards and every single one is delivered to our customers with a calibration certificate.

Firmenkontakt
Waycon Positionsmesstechnik GmbH
Marcus Venghaus
Mehlbeerenstr 4
82024 Taufkirchen
089-67-9713-0
info@waycon.de
http://www.waycon.biz

Pressekontakt
Waycon Positionsmesstechnik GmbH
Marcus Venghaus
Mehlbeerenstr. 4
82024 Taufkirchen
+49 89 679713-0
presse@waycon.de
http://www.waycon.biz