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Asahi Kasei Microdevices Introduces Sensor Solutions at PCIM Europe 2019

Asahi Kasei Microdevices Introduces Sensor Solutions at PCIM Europe 2019

Asahi Kasei Microdevices_Current Sensor CZ370x Series (Source: @Asahi Kasei)

Düsseldorf, April 23, 2019 – Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corporation (AKM) presents itself at PCIM Europe – the world’s leading exhibition and conference for power electronics, intelligent motion, renewable energy as well as energy management – taking place from May 7-9 in Nuremberg, Germany. Sensor solutions for various applications constitute the focus of this year’s presentation.

With its first-time appearance at PCIM Europe, Asahi Kasei Microdevices, a subsidiary of the Japanese technology group Asahi Kasei, continues to strengthen its activities on the European market. With semiconductors and sensors, the company provides cutting-edge solutions to various industries ranging from home/building/factory automation to automotive. The product range includes current sensors with current ratings from 5A to 180A and response time of less than 1us. The company’s fast and accurate current sensors are key components in several power electronics systems.

Coreless Current Sensor
One highlight are the coreless current sensors of the „CZ370x“ series, which comply with the product safety standard UL61800-5-1 and feature a current detection range from 5A to 180A. Next to the maximum effective current of 60arms and low primary conductor resistance, the series‘ fast response time characteristics of less than 1us stand out. The stray magnetic field effect reduction ability and the fast response characteristics will be demonstrated at the booth, where visitors can convince themselves of the sensors‘ performance.

With the „AK310x“, Asahi Kasei Microdevices also exhibits the newest addition to the coreless current sensor family, with the industry’s highest level of low-noise characteristics.

High Precision Rotation Angle Sensor
In addition, the company shows the „AK7454“, a high precision 14-bit rotation angle sensor. Compared with optical encoders, it has a high environmental resistance against dust and oil, which contributes to the efficiency of the assembly process. Additionally, a 0.1° angle error accuracy is accomplished with the company’s unique angle correction function when it is mounted on a motor unit. Visitors are invited to attend demonstrations of the high accuracy compensation with a corrected angular error.

3D Magnetic Sensor
Another highlight is a demonstration of the 3D magnetic sensor „AK09970N“. As the world-leading manufacturer of electronic compass ICs used in smartphones, Asahi Kasei Microdevices is increasing the scope of a new 3-axis magnetic sensing solution by taking advantage of the technology cultivated from the electronic compass. Based on the company’s compass technology, the measurement range of the „AK09970“ is widely expanded to optimize the magnetic field detection of the magnet, which is suitable for security and controller applications.

Asahi Kasei Microdevices exhibits in Hall 7, Booth 539. In addition to this, Business Development Manager Takahiro Ezaki is giving a lecture on „The Next Generation Current Sensors“ on Tuesday, May 7, from 2.20 to 2.40 p.m. (in the exhibitor forum, Hall 7).

About Asahi Kasei Microdevices
Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corporation (AKM) designs and manufactures CMOS mixed signal inte-grated circuits and magnetic sensors for applications including audio, multimedia, consumer elec-tronics, industrial infrastructure, and telecommunications. With semiconductors and sensors the company provides cutting-edge solutions to various industries ranging from home/building/factory automation to automotive. For more information, visit www.akm.com.

Asahi Kasei Corporation is a globally active diversified technology company with operations in the Material, Homes, and Health Care business. The Material division encompasses fibers & textiles, petrochemicals, performance polymers, performance materials, consumables, battery separators, and electronic devices. The Homes division provides housing and construction materials to the Japanese market. The Health Care division includes pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and acute critical care devices and systems. With approximately 35,000 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.

Company-Contact
Asahi Kasei Europe GmbH
Sebastian Schmidt
Am Seestern 4
40547 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 (0)211 280 68 139
E-Mail: Sebastian.Schmidt@asahi-kasei.eu
Url: https://www.asahi-kasei.eu/

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Henning Küll
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Smart cash machines developed more quickly for market readiness

Time-to-market brought forward in complex development project

Smart cash machines developed more quickly for market readiness

(Source: @ Pixabay)

Diebold Nixdorf is constantly developing new systems in order to offer its customers state-of-the-art, self-service technology with advanced user interfaces and functions.
Time-to-market is particularly important in the highly competitive banking environment. With the help of external consultants, the time period for an extensive development project could be shortened by almost 4 months.

ATMs are durable and, thanks to 24-hour availability, also very convenient. Due to the variety of functions and innovative user interfaces, they have also been very successful so far. In this digital age, that could soon change. Many banks are currently downsizing their branch network; service desks are increasingly being replaced by self-service at the machines – therefore their range of functions needs to be expanded. „Customers are used to mobile applications and modern user interfaces, they expect touchpad and swipe technologies, i.e. fast interactive transactions also at the cash machine. Providers are going to have to adjust“ says Uwe Krause, Head of Strategy and Portfolio Management of the Systems Business Unit at Diebold Nixdorf. The company, which emerged in 2016 from the merger of the U.S.-based Diebold Group with the German Wincor Nixdorf, is one of the leading providers of IT solutions for retail banks and companies. Also keeping in step with the expansion of the software business is the constant enhancement of the self-service systems. For this purpose, development resources specializing in banking from both Germany and the USA were pooled together in a new project. It was a considerable technical challenge, because even the basic function – cash dispensing – requires a sophisticated hardware and software system coupled with complicated mechatronics. Add to this the integration of the latest technologies and security functions, e.g. the latest defense against cyber-attacks. These systems, which are increasingly being installed in public spaces, not only have to be very secure, but also easily accessible to people with disabilities.

Since every month counts in the highly competitive world of banking, existing development processes should be significantly reduced and thus the time-to-market shortened. After some attempts to streamline the processes, it became clear that this task could not be accomplished with internal resources alone, in addition to normal day-to-day business. The comprehensive plan of the numerous sub-projects was too complex, linking so many parallel activities such as purchasing, procurement, certification and quality management, conversion of production lines, marketing and sales, and service training.

Therefore, it was decided to work together with an external consulting company, CYLAD Consulting GmbH. „With their focus on technology-intensive industries and their methods of reducing the complexity of large-scale projects, the consultancy corresponded exactly with our requirement profile,“ says Jochen Linck, Head of Global Hardware Development at Diebold Nixdorf.

Finding the shortest way

To address the target of saving time in key processes, the consultants first developed the critical path – the sequence of activities that cannot run in parallel and whose shortening has an impact on the final deadline. Optimizing the critical path was a complex undertaking in such a large project. Within two months, the consultants had engaged in intensive discussions with the departments and scrutinized every single interdependency. „In processes that have been going on for years, the objective approach of a competent external partner is very helpful,“ says Uwe Krause. Dr. Jochen Linck adds, „It really was a lot of work to map out all the interdependencies; we could not have done that internally because of time constraints.“

The second step was to shorten the critical path. „Quality always has to be ensured. It is not about squeezing more and more out of the organization – on the contrary, more time is needed for important tasks, and therefore they are started earlier,“ explains Dr. Thomas Trautmann, Managing Partner at CYLAD Consulting. The content and technical outcomes of a process are dealt with separately. For example new product types must always be tested for safety and certified. Several weeks may elapse between the notification of the test results and the creation of the physical certificates. Previously, receipt of the documents was awaited and only after that did the project commence. The new schedule: Of course, no product goes on sale unless the necessary documents are available, however after passing the safety tests, the technical tests in the customer environment can commence.

Over 20 ideas for a quicker market launch

„As consultants, we can provide an objective perspective plus problem-solving skills from other industries and projects, though experience has shown that a lot of good ideas are generated in the companies themselves. We then assist with the structured preparation, assessment, and planning,“ says Trautmann. In the case of Diebold Nixdorf, the team of consultants organized a focused decision-making week. Project participants from all relevant departments and locations (colleagues from the USA had come to Germany) initially discussed the individual ideas in mixed teams and made their selections. The heads of manufacturing, development, quality control, purchasing and product management came together daily and the staff presented their ideas and assessments to the jury in a short, five-minute pitch. After that it was directly decided which ideas should be pursued. As a result, a good 20 individual measures were recommended for implementation. In total, the combined measures shortened the project duration by about 4 months.

Some of the participants blocked their calendars for the whole period of the workshop a bit in disbelief. However, the unanimous opinion at the end was: „We have never gotten so much done before in one week.“

The implementation makes a difference

It is understood that inspiring workshops and valuable ideas permeate into daily business practice. The work of CYLAD Consulting therefore did not end at this point, but went into the next phase: implementation. The new measures had to be arranged in detail and integrated into the overall planning. For each measure, a responsible person, an owner, was nominated. The consultants then discussed the individual steps for implementation with each of these owners. Since many of the new measures influenced each other, the adaptation of the schedule was an iterative process.

Diebold Nixdorf appreciates this thorough, structured approach. „By putting all the procedures into a roadmap, CYLAD’s consultants helped us better manage and analyze the planning and processes,“ said Krause. Dr. Jochen Linck also sees the cooperation with CYLAD Consulting as a success: „The consultants have developed a deep understanding of our processes and generated crucial ideas from them. Internally, they were consistently held in high regard as consultants and reliable partners, especially because of their great commitment to the project’s success.“

Author: Nicola Hauptmann for Wordfinder

Founded in 2007, CYLAD Consulting is a consulting firm specialized in strategy, business transformation and operational excellence in industrial sectors. CYLAD Consulting advises both major industrial enterprises and SMEs particularly in the Aerospace & Defense, Pharmaceutical, Energy, Electronics, and Transportation industries. The company has significantly grown over the past years, currently consisting of 80 consultants and 9 partners cross 5 offices (Paris and Toulouse in France, Hamburg in Germany, Baar-Zug in Switzerland and recently Camberwell/Melbourne in Australia).

Company-Contact
CYLAD Consulting
Aleksej Oboskalov
Hohe Bleichen 28
20354 Hamburg
Phone: +49(0)4046898460
Fax: +49(0)4049219700
E-Mail: contact@cylad.com
Url: https://www.cylad-consulting.com

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Patrick Schulze
Lornsenstraße 128-130
22869 Schenefeld
Phone: +49(0)40 840 55 92-18
Fax: +49(0)40 840 55 92-29
E-Mail: ps@wordfinderpr.com
Url: https://wordfinderpr.com/

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Best Sound Quality: Asahi Kasei Microdevices to Present Premium Audio Solutions at HIGH END 2019 in Munich

Best Sound Quality: Asahi Kasei Microdevices to Present Premium Audio Solutions at HIGH END 2019 in Munich

Asahi Kasei’s DAC Flagship AK4499_VELVET SOUND Family (Source: @Asahi Kasei)

Düsseldorf, April 11, 2019 – From 9 to 12 May 2019, Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corporation, (AKM), will exhibit for the first time at Europe’s leading specialist trade fair for high-quality consumer electronics – „HIGH END“ – in Munich, Germany. One of the highlights will be the latest audio D/A Converter (DAC) flagship AK4499, which was launched in December 2018, featuring the world’s lowest THD+N value (Total Harmonic Distortion plus Noise). Visitors are invited to actively convince themselves of the premium audio quality of the products at the booth.

Founded in 1931 as a subsidiary of the Japanese technology group Asahi Kasei, AKM is increasingly strengthening its marketing activities on the European market and is this year for the first time presenting itself at HIGH END. As the highlight of this year’s presentation, the one-stop provider of LSIs (Large Scale Integration) for high-resolution audio systems will showcase the VERITA AK4499, the new flagship D/A converter from the „VELVET SOUND“ family.

With a value of -124 dB, the newcomer to the product range offers the world’s highest class of low THD+N. At the same time, it provides the world’s highest signal-to-noise ratio (S/N), with up to 140 dB. A specially developed IC (Integrated Circuit) manufacturing process ensures the best sound quality. It furthermore features a current output architecture – the first among products from AKM. This allows manufacturers of audio devices to simply integrate the AK4499 to their systems.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to test the AK4431 stereo and AK4332 HiFi D/A converters for bluetooth headphones, ensuring a high-quality sound with low power consumption.

With over 30 years of experience as an audio device manufacturer, the company introduced the „VELVET SOUND“ brand – a family of D/A, A/D as well as sampling rate converters for premium audio systems – in 2014. An accurate reproduction of the original sound recording with an active and dynamic audio space is the „VELVET SOUND“ philosophy – providing the listener with an excellent sound experience.

AKM will exhibit in Hall 4, Booth T13. Under the following link, visitors of the fair can register in advance for the audio demonstrations at the booth:
https://velvetsound.akm.com/global/en/news/.

About Asahi Kasei Microdevices
Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corporation (AKM) designs and manufactures CMOS mixed signal inte-grated circuits and magnetic sensors for applications including audio, multimedia, consumer elec-tronics, industrial infrastructure, and telecommunications. Asahi Kasei Microdevices is a one-stop provider of D/A converters, A/D converters and sampling rate converters for high-resolution audio systems, and has continued to provide customers with optimum solutions all over the world for over 30 years. AKM belongs to the Asahi Kasei Group and is the world market leader for Hall ele-ments and Hall effect ICs with a market share of more than 75 percent. Additional information is available at www.akm.com.

Asahi Kasei Corporation is a globally active diversified technology company with operations in the Material, Homes, and Health Care business. The Material division encompasses fibers & textiles, petrochemicals, performance polymers, performance materials, consumables, battery separators, and electronic devices. The Homes division provides housing and construction materials to the Japanese market. The Health Care division includes pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and acute critical care devices and systems. With approximately 34,000 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.

Company-Contact
Asahi Kasei Europe GmbH
Sebastian Schmidt
Am Seestern 4
40547 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 (0)211 280 68 139
E-Mail: Sebastian.Schmidt@asahi-kasei.eu
Url: https://www.asahi-kasei.eu/

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Henning Küll
Louisenstraße 97
61348 Bad Homburg
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E-Mail: h.kuell@financial-relations.de
Url: http://www.financial-relations.de

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EOS Power welcomes Teresa Fernandez to European Sales Team

Teresa Fernandez is the new EOS Power Sales Support and EMEA Manager for Europe

EOS Power welcomes Teresa Fernandez to European Sales Team

Teresa Fernandez supports EOS Power Sales Team (Source: EOS Power Ltd.)

Frankfurt/Mumbai 01.02.2019 ++ EOS Power, leading manufacturer of small and easy to modify AC/DC power supplies, based in Mumbai (India) has assigned the energetic International Sales Professional Teresa Fernandez to the post of EMEA Manager. Teresa brings more than 15 years of experience as channel manager in the Electrical/ Electronic Manufacturing Industry.

As a passionate biker and outdoor-person, she has worked with Socomec Iberia and Cosel Power on products related to AC/DC and DC/DC power supplies for many years. Her roles have been business development manager, account discovery, managing large international key accounts, client support, as well as consolidating forecasts and developing strong project funnels.

Teresa Fernandez grew up in Spain. She now is living and working in Frankfurt, Germany, with her family. She supports English, Spanish, Italian and some French and German speaking EOS clients and will mainly focus on Southern Europe and the UK markets. EOS Power is expanding its sales force to lead the way for new growth and leadership positioning in the market. Ralph Bischoff, Director of EOS Power: „We are excited to have Teresa on board with us as her qualifications and experience will complement and meet the expectations of our European customers. Teresa will facilitate and provide strong support in close cooperation with EOS world-class factory design and manufacturing teams in Mumbai.“

EOS Power is a german-indian privately owned company, which is developing and producing highly efficient, cooling flexible and ultrasmall AC/DC powersupplies from 40 to – from now on – 1000 W in Mumbai. EOS“ products power demanding applications in the medical, computing, networking and industrial market segments, like medical centrifuges, ultra-small security antennas, dialysis equipment, smart electricity grid technology, CT Scanners and innovative LED and stage lightning systems. More Information

EOS Power is a privately owned German company located in Mumbai, India, providing Power Conversion Solutions, Manufacturing and Value Added Services to Distribution and OEM customers globally. EOS products power demanding applications in the medical, computing, networking and industrial market segments, like medical centrifuges, ultra-small security antennas, dialysis equipment, smart electricity grid technology, CT Scanners and innovative LED and stage lightning systems.
EOS Power employs more than 500 employees worldwide with principal offices in Mumbai, India and sales and support offices on each continent. For more information on how to order samples, applications or technical specifications or more information on EOS“ international offices visit the EOS Power website

Company-Contact
EOS Power Europe
Teresa Fernandez
Luisantring 27
63477 Maintal
Phone: M +49(0)17643395810
E-Mail: teresa.fernandez@eospower.com
Url: http://www.eospower.com

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Schrannenstrasse 4
86150 Augsburg
Phone: +4982144940477
E-Mail: mlw@comm-motions.com
Url: http://www.comm-motions.com

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Safety and reliability for sensitive electronics

Most notably, electronic assemblies in safety-related areas of application, such as medicine, automotive and aerospace, must function 100% reliably.

Safety and reliability for sensitive electronics

Securo PLUS and Securo Minus for test and trials of PCB’s

Greater safety and reliability for sensitive electronics
Modern electronics are used nowadays in a range of industries, which expose them to a wide range of temperatures. Most notably, electronic assemblies in safety-related areas of application, such as medical technology, the automotive industry (autonomous driving) and aerospace technology, must function 100% reliably at all temperature conditions.
Safe testing and measuring methods are thus becoming increasingly more relevant and have become standard today, in order to analyse the resistance of electronic components and increase their durability. Rehm offers two systems for such fields of application: The Securo Plus and the Securo Minus. By specifically heating up and/or cooling down the assembly, these systems ensure that they have the ideal temperature for the corresponding test and inspection procedures.
„A functional test under realistic conditions offers the maximum possible safety for our customers,“ says Peter Schiele, Product Sales Rehm Thermal Systems. The Securo systems cover a temperature range of -50 °C with the Securo Minus and+120 °C with the Securo Plus.
To effectively cool down or heat up electronic components, air or nitrogen in the process chamber plays a key role: In the Securo Minus, the air is drawn in through a ventilator and blown to a heat exchanger driven by a refrigeration unit. Cooled in the heat exchanger, the air is then guided back to the process chamber. To allow it to circulate there ideally, and also to ensure it reaches all the assemblies in the process chamber, it is blown by a ventilator. In the process, guide plates guide it so precisely through the process chamber that an even distribution of temperature is guaranteed.
In the Securo Plus, in place of the heat exchanger, heating coils warm the air. Heating spirals in the process chamber also help to reach the desired heating gradient as quickly as possible.
In designing and implementing the required test tasks, however, Rehm Securo systems offer more than just flexibility and safety with regard to the temperature. To be able to fit perfectly into the different production landscapes, Rehm offers various integration concepts. „The Securo systems can be integrated into any production environment as an inline variant and as a batch system. Great importance is also attached to making provision for sufficient reception capacity. In this way, the temperature of large parts is also reliably controlled in short cycles at the required testing temperature,“ explains Peter Schiele.
The Securo is of interest thanks in part to the goods carrier circulation according to the „meander“ principle: The goods carriers are loaded with the assemblies to be tested and move through the process chamber in close succession in arch-shaped loops. „This helps us make ideal use of the space available, which ensures maximum throughput. As a standard feature, the Securo has 30 of these goods carriers and five loading and unloading flaps. A total of 150 components can thus be loaded. Other test systems on the market have a drum inside which the components are moved. That is much less effective,“ Peter Schiele confirms. If retrofitting is to be done to other forms of assemblies and geometries, the Securo offers the solution for this. A changeable carrier system makes this easily possible.

Through this individually adjustable number of loading openings (bulkheads) of the Securo systems, the entire width of the system is utilised, which allows the throughput to be increased. Loading can be done both manually and automatically. To prevent ingress of ambient air and, in the case of the Securo Minus, possible icing in the loading area, the opening times coordinated with the handling system are set as short as possible. „Furthermore, during the entire process there is a slight overpressure in the chamber, which also reduces ingress of ambient air,“ Peter Schiele explains.

The Securo systems offer maximum capacity utilisation and flexibility in the integration in production environments, and for medium-sized series the loading and unloading can also be done manually or, for large-scale series, by robot. Rehm systems that have been developed and designed based on decades of experience in thermal systems can thus now also be used in testing and inspection tasks.

Nur durch den regelmäßigen Wissens- und Erfahrungsaustausch mit Fachkollegen können neue Ideen entwickelt werden. Rehm bietet Ihnen ein Forum. Im Rahmen unserer Technology Academy können Sie an Seminaren und Workshops zu interessanten Themen aus der Elektronikbranche teilnehmen. Wir veranstalten verschiedene Trainings zum technologischen Hintergrund unserer Systeme, zu deren Anwendung und beraten Sie bei Bedarf umfassend zu allen Prozessen.

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Rehm Thermal Systems GmbH
Carmen Hilsenbeck
Leinenstrasse 7
89143 Blaubeuren
Phone: 07344-9606535
E-Mail: c.hilsenbeck@rehm-group.com
Url: http://www.rehm-group.com

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Asahi Kasei presents concept car at electronica 2018

Asahi Kasei presents concept car at electronica 2018

AKXY interior (Source: @Asahi Kasei)

Düsseldorf, November 05, 2018 – The Japanese technology company Asahi Kasei will present its technologies and solutions in the areas of sensor technology and premium audio at this year’s electronica, the renowned electronics trade fair in Munich. For the first time at a European trade fair, the electric concept vehicle „AKXY“ will also be present at the booth.

Asahi Kasei presents 36 innovative materials and solutions for the mobility of the future with its specially designed „rolling competence center“ AKXY. Thereby, the cross-divisional innovation approach of the company, which combines the business areas electronics, synthetic rubber, high-performance plastics and textiles, becomes evident. The second highlight at the fair is a „Premium Audio Lounge“, where visitors can experience Asahi Kasei’s premium audio solutions live on site.

Safety drives with you: Sensors for safe and comfortable driving
A special focus of the electronic components in the AKXY is on solutions that make driving safer and more comfortable. For example, the progressive CO2 sensor solution „Sensor Sunrise“, which ensures more concentrated and safer driving. It measures the carbon dioxide content in the car cabin and contributes to better air quality. Senseair Sunrise is produced by the Swedish subsidiary Senseair and is the world’s first optical solid-state NDIR sensor for measuring gases such as carbon dioxide. With an unsurpassed low power consumption – six times lower than that of comparable NDIR sensors – it can easily be integrated into battery-powered systems.

Undisturbed conversations in the car
Driving fast or the playing of music can considerably impair the conversation between driver and passengers. The consequences are inattentive driving and an increased risk for all road users. Asahi Kasei has developed a special solution for this: The digital signal processor (DSP) – as an in-car communication application – ensures safe and comfortable conversations in the car without the driver having to turn his head. With its Engine Sound Creator application, the DSP contributes to an improved driving experience and increased road safety by providing a realistic engine sound.

Solutions for autonomous driving
Intelligent driver assistance systems are experiencing tremendous market growth, with radar sensors playing an important role in the overall system architecture due to their unique capabilities. With the Transceiver IC, Asahi Kasei offers a standard component that increases the performance and precision of the radar sensor in object localization and contributes to improved discrimination accuracy between people and vehicles.

„Sensor island“ and „Premium Audio Lounge“
Asahi Kasei will be exhibiting its concept car in Hall B4 – Booth 516. Additionally, the company will show further sensor solutions on its „sensor island“. A highlight in addition to CO2 and 3D sensors is a newly developed presence sensor, which has very low energy consumption and does not require a lens at all. Further sensor solutions will be presented by Senseair in Hall B3 – Booth 441.

Asahi Kasei has been a premium supplier of D/A and A/D converters as well as digital signal processors (DSP) for high-class audio applications for 25 years. In a specially equipped „Premium Audio Bar“, visitors can convince themselves of the product quality on site. Registrations for a guided tour will be accepted at the booth.

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.

Company-Contact
Asahi Kasei Europe GmbH
Sebastian Schmidt
Am Seestern 4
40547 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 (0)211 280 68 139
E-Mail: Sebastian.Schmidt@asahi-kasei.eu
Url: https://www.asahi-kasei.eu/

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Henning Küll
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E-Mail: h.kuell@financial-relations.de
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ZETTLER at electronica 2018 (Hall A6 / Booth 118)

ZETTLER Introduces a Number of New Relays at the International Trade Show in Munich

ZETTLER at electronica 2018 (Hall A6 / Booth 118)

ZETTLER´s AZSR131 Relay

Munich, Germany, 27th of September, 2018 – Focusing on solar, e-mobility and multiple other applications, ZETTLER Group will showcase various new relays at this year´s November electronica show in Munich, Germany (Hall A6 / Booth 118).

The new AZEV116 and AZEV132 series are next-generation IEC mode 2 Electric Vehicle (EV) charging relays in development for release in 2019. These relays are designed to survive high momentary currents that may occur on short circuits, thus ensuring outstanding reliability without contact welding. The AZEV116/132 series will also feature a potential monitoring contact, as required by IEC62752:2016, making these types of relays ideally suited for EV and other applications demanding high security and safety demands.

The newly developed AZSR1160 is a 160 A extreme high-power PCB solar relay, designed for PV applications of up to 36,8 kVA (single phase 230 VAC) / 111 kVA (three phase 400 VAC) – a highly attractive, small footprint substitute for conventional contactors. This relay is suitable for large commercial / rooftop-based PV systems and commercial solar fields.

AZSR190 is a 90 A high-power PCB relay for solar inverters. Developed for PV applications of up to 23 kVA (single phase 230 VAC) / 69 kVA (three phase 400 VAC) this relay is well suited for medium sized to larger roof top-based / commercial systems.

AZSR165 is a 65 A economy version of the new AZSR190 series. Developed for PV applications of up to 18,4 kVA (single phase 230 VAC) / 55 kVA (three phase 400 VAC) this relay is well suited for medium sized to larger roof top-based / commercial systems. ZETTLER recently also adapted this relay for a DC-side solar battery storage application, supporting a major industry player in clean home-energy solutions.

ZETTLER´s AZSR131 was initially designed as a solar relay for residential and small roof top-based PV systems of up to 8 kVA (single phase 230 VAC) / 24 kVA (three phase 400 VAC). While not a new relay, ZETTLER continues to find new application extensions for this relay beyond just PV solar inverters. AZSR131 is suitable for diverse applications such as heat-pump solutions and Electro Vehicle wall box charging units and is, therefore, rapidly becoming a multi-purpose relay.

AZDC6 is a 600VDC miniature relay for RSS (Rapid Shutting Down System) for Solar installations, scheduled for 2019 release. The compact size allows for a thinner design of certain RSS boxes that are deployed as part of compliance with 2017 NEC 690.12.

Join us at electronica 2018 in Munich and visit Zettler Group´s booth 118 in Hall A6!

About Zettler Group:
Building on more than a century of expertise in German precision engineering, ZETTLER GROUP is a world-class enterprise, engaged in the design, manufacturing, sales and distribution of electronic components. Its industry leadership is based on a unique combination of engineering competence and global scale. ZETTLER GROUP“s diversified product lines are designed to provide complete solutions for component applications across a broad spectrum of industries, including relays, magnetics, displays, controls and new energy solutions. With a global network of companies ZETTLER GROUP is not only present in low cost manufacturing geographies, but also has the ability to provide customer-focused solutions in proximity to local industrial and commercial markets. Located near Munich, Germany, ZETTLER electronics GmbH serves as the European headquarters for ZETTLER Group and operates through a comprehensive network of distributors across nineteen countries, including all the key markets of the European Union, Scandinavia, Israel, and Turkey.

Contact
ZETTLER electronics GmbH
Alexander Stöckel
Junkersstr. 3
82178 Puchheim (München)
Phone: +49 89-800-97-0
E-Mail: Alexander.Stoeckel@ZETTLERelectronics.com
Url: http://www.zettlerelectronics.com

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InPrint 2017: Tichawa Vision Presents VTCIS and VDCIS with all new Features

100% quality control for print products with high-precision CIS sensors

InPrint 2017: Tichawa Vision Presents VTCIS and VDCIS with all new Features

The VTCIS detects missing nozzles automatically in the print image at a resolution of 1200 dpi

Friedberg, 17th Oktober 2017. On the 14th till 16th November in Munich, Tichawa Vision GmbH will be introducing not one, but two new innovations during their first showing at the trade fair InPrint. At their booth #254 in Hall A6, the specialist for high-precision CIS sensors will be presenting the VTCIS as well as the internationally acclaimed VDCIS. The industrial scanner streamlined for digital, inkjet and security printing has been equipped with new functions, which automatically recognize missing nozzles at a resolution of 1200 dpi. With its increased operating distance and depth of field, the VDCIS opens up completely new fields of application such as Direct-to-shape Printing and the inspection of strongly profiled surfaces in near 3D quality.

The trade fair InPrint is the ideal venue for Tichawa Vision for introducing their new CIS technologies, which were developed especially for the printing industry. „The demands of industrial printing on paper, metal, plastic and other surfaces are growing while the standards for quality are also continually increasing. Our products are a response to market demands. We develop CIS sensors which come with a 100% quality control guarantee for manufacturers and refiners“, explains Dr. Nikolaus Tichawa, CEO of Tichawa Vision GmbH.

Automatic recognition of missing nozzles at a resolution of 1200 dpi

The VTCIS is capable of automatically detecting missing nozzles in the print image at a resolution of 1.200 dpi. Tichawa has also equipped the VTCIS with the all new feature „Regions of Interest“. The CIS only scans particular section rather than processing the complete image, simplifying data processing and significantly reducing data volume. The integrated liquid cooling guarantees color stability throughout the whole printing process, thereby eliminating color deviations.

The VTCIS is currently market-leading among camera systems for quality control in terms of compactness and scanning speed. Thanks to the remarkable line rate of up to 250 kHz and a scanning speed of up to 20 m/s, the VTCIS is perfectly suited for all very fast running print processes. The optional sensor is available with a reading width of 260 to 1560 Millimeters.

VDCIS impresses with outstanding qualities

The VDCIS, which was awarded Gold during this year“s Vision Systems Innovators Awards, is specially designed for the surface inspection of high profiled surfaces as well as products made of glass, wood, metal, plastics and ceramics. A great improvement is the increase of the operating distance between the sensor screen and the test object from a range of 10 Millimeters to a range of 60 to 80 Millimeters. At the same time, the depth of field has been increased from about 1 Millimeter to 15 Millimeters, enabling the CIS sensor to look deeper. It can, for example, determine whether any pills are missing in the packaging or inspect labels on cans, bottles, cylindrical shapes and other curved surfaces.

Due to its slim and very compact build, companies can easily install the VDCIS into their machinery at minimal expense. The sensor can be equipped with an optional scanning width of 300 to 1.800 Millimeters. The VDCIS is available with adjustable resolution (250 to 1.000 dpi) as well as with the lighting combinations RGB and monochrome (black/white). These groundbreaking features make the VDCIS product line deployable to completely new fields of application, such as Direct-to-Shape Printing or the inspection of strongly profiled surfaces in near 3D quality.

Visit Tichawa Vision at InPrint 2017 in Hall A6, Booth 254.

About Tichawa Vision
Since the foundation in 1991, Tichawa Vision GmbH has specialised in the development, production and distribution of camera technologies for industrial image processing for the purpose of optical surface inspection and product control. Tichawa is the worldwide leader in the field of Contact Image Sensors (CIS), which -consisting of a reading line, an integrated lens and an optimized light source -generate reliable analytical results with an aspect ration of 1:1 for applications as well as glass processing, silk screen printing, wafer inspection, sorting of postal items or automation technology.

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Electric Electronics

ZETTLER electronics at electronica 2016

Showcasing the full range of components, including innovative solar-power relays, displays and switching power supplies

ZETTLER electronics at electronica 2016

Munich, Germany, September 20, 2016 – At electronica 2016, ZETTLER electronics GmbH (http://www.zettlerelectronics.com/) will showcase its full range of products. The manufacturer and distributor of electromagnetic and electronic components will once again be present at the ZETTLER Group (http://www.zettler-group.com/) booth (Hall A2/655). Here, ZETTLER will be demonstrating the full breadth of its extensive know-how in the business areas: Relays, Displays, Magnetics und Controls.

– Relays: Innovative product lines of high-grade, cost-efficient components for the modern industry and consumer electronics, e.g., automotive relays, signal relays as well as special relays for highly specific applications and switching power supplies.

With its wide range of powerful solar relays (e.g., AZSR180) ZETTLER electronics is responding to continually increasing need for inverter-design driven specifications related to physical size, energy efficiency and relay safety features.

– Displays: ZETTLER will also introduces its portfolio of innovative TFT panels with capacitive touch technology, LCD modules as well as PMLCD and OLED. The wide spectrum of TFT Modules is made for numerous applications such as Avionics, Medical, Navigation Systems, Industrial Controls, Irrigation Controls, Testing/Measurement devices and Smart Metering.

– Magnetics: A variety of top quality winding goods will be presented, e.g., transformers, chokes, coils as well as switched-mode power supply modules for PCB mounting.
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– Controls: The controls portfolio offers industry leading and highly specialized support services to the HVAC/R market with a comprehensive product line, including relays, contactors and bimetal thermostatic switches.

„At electronica, ZETTLER electronics can fully demonstrate its extensive know-how and experience in the field of electromagnetic and electronic components“, explains Alexander Stöckel, Productmanagement Electromechanical Components at ZETTLER electronics. „Our shared booth with ZETTLER Group showcases our full service capabilities. We provide solutions for component applications across the industrial and commercial markets and a broad spectrum of other industries. Our products inspire innovation and support engineers from the design through to production phase.“

Download of High-Quality Images: ZETTLER electronics Booth (http://www.lucyturpin.de/PR/Zettler/2016/Images/ZETTLER_electronica2014.JPG)

Further Information on ZETTLER electronics:
– ZETTLER electronic Website (http://www.zettlerelectronics.com/cms/front_content.php?idcat=5&lang=2)
– Video ZETTLER Relays Production Line (http://www.zettlerelectronics.com/cms/front_content.php?idcat=122)
– ZETTLER Group Website (http://www.zettler-group.com/home/)

Building on more than a century of expertise in German precision engineering, ZETTLER GROUP is a world-class enterprise, engaged in the design, manufacturing, sales and distribution of electronic components. Its industry leadership is based on a unique combination of engineering competence and global scale. ZETTLER GROUP“s diversified product lines are designed to provide complete solutions for component applications across a broad spectrum of industries, including relays, magnetics, displays, controls and new energy solutions. With a global network of companies ZETTLER GROUP is not only present in low cost manufacturing geographies, but also has the ability to provide customer-focused solutions in proximity to local industrial and commercial markets. Located near Munich, Germany, ZETTLER Electronics GmbH serves as the European headquarters for ZETTLER Group and operates through a comprehensive network of distributors across nineteen countries, including all the key markets of the European Union, Scandinavia, Israel, and Turkey.

Firmenkontakt
Zettler electronics GmbH
Alexander Stöckel
Junkersstr. 3
82178 Puchheim (München)
+49 89-800-97-0
Alexander.Stoeckel@ZETTLERelectronics.com
www.zettlerelectronics.com

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Lucy Turpin Communications GmbH
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Prinzregentenstrasse 79
81675 München
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Young professionals with a passion for technology meet SKIDATA as part of Salzburg’s Summer IT Week

SKIDATA opens the doors of the IT branch to new recruits

Young professionals with a passion for technology meet SKIDATA as part of Salzburg

Participants Summer IT Week @SKIDATA

During the Summer IT Week from July 25-29, 2016, everything in Salzburg was dedicated to supporting young people. The goal: getting up-and-comers in the workforce excited about the IT industry and to illustrate the variety of this professional field. SKIDATA presented multi-faceted opportunities for development and gave interested young men and women the chance to get a closer look at one of Salzburg’s most successful companies. Events like the Summer IT Week are not only advantageous for participants, but they also give companies the chance to motivate young professionals for a job in their branch.

Innovative access solutions and ticketing systems from SKIDATA – a first look for Summer IT Week participants

Interested IT Week participants learned about various careers, including the variety of apprenticeships at SKIDATA, through workshops and company visits. Before things got started, participants had the opportunity to fill up in the SKIDATA cafeteria. There were many interesting looks at different apprenticeships during the Summer IT Week company visit. Participants also tested innovative access solutions and ticket systems themselves and learned about the technology inside. The inquisitive young participants got a better look at a software developer’s everyday worklife and learned how a computer is built. The importance of data encryption was also among the topics discussed.

„surprisingly convincing“ – apprenticeships with a future at SKIDATA

Finding your own strengths and putting your talent to use is one of the most important objectives of an apprenticeship at SKIDATA. Here apprentices are valued as fully-fledged members of the company from their first day on and therefore also have the opportunity to completely get involved. The range of training offers young trainees the best perspectives for their futures. As a state-approved apprenticeship company, SKIDATA offers apprenticeships in the following skilled trades:

-Electronics technician – applied electronics
-Mechatronic technician
-Information technologies – technician
-Information technologies – computer specialist
-Office administrator
-Media specialist – media design
-Operating logistics clerk

SKIDATA at career events – innovation up-close
At SKIDATA it is especially important to meet young professionals and potential new employees personally. Sophie Fürst from our Human Resources department says, „We take the opportunity at career events to establish new contacts and present our company and what it’s like to work at SKIDATA. Our company culture is best conveyed through personal discussions.“

Meet SKIDATA! Upcoming events:
October 20, 2016: FH NEXT (University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Hagenberg campus)
November 14, 2016: MCI Recruiting Forum (MCI Management Center Innsbruck)
November 15, 2016: CONNECT 2016 (Alpen Adria Universität Klagenfurt)

Find current job openings and more information about working at SKIDATA by visiting http://www.skidata.com/en/career.html

SKIDATA is an international leading company for access solutions and management. Nearly 10,000 SKIDATA installations in ski resorts, shopping centers, major airports, communities, sports stadiums, 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 solutions help 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.

Kontakt
SKIDATA AG
Mag. Belkis Etz
Untersbergstraße 40
5083 Grödig bei Salzburg
+43 6246 888-0
jobs@skidata.com
http://www.skidata.com/en/career.html