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Siemens News

Siemens enables climate-neutral, safe energy distribution with new Clean Air switchgear

Siemens Smart Infrastructure is expanding its portfolio of environmentally friendly, gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) to 24 kilovolts (kV) with a new fluorine gas-free NXPLUS C 24 medium-voltage switchgear. The use of Clean Air – a natural insulation medium – in combination with proven vacuum switching technology eliminates the need for any fluorine-based gas mixtures (F-gases), enabling climate-neutral energy distribution. The switchgear is equipped with digital features allowing for safe, reliable and cost-efficient operation.

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence News

HEXAGON LAUNCHES HIGH QUALITY CHUCKS AS PART OF THE PORTFOLIO OF PART HOLDING ACCESSORIES FOR CMMS AND OTHER MEASUREMENT DEVICES

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has launched new high-quality chucks to enhance the measurement of cylindrical and rotationally symmetrical parts, one of the most common tasks undertaken on coordinate measuring machines (CMMs).

Konecranes News

Konecranes and Fluidmesh join forces to deliver world-first 100% wireless Automated Rubber Tired Gantry (ARTG) crane system

Konecranes and Fluidmesh Networks announce that they have joined forces and successfully carried out proof-of-concept testing of fully wireless communication for the Konecranes Automated RTG system. This breakthrough allows container terminal operators to roll out remote control and automation to RTGs in the container yard without running fiber or cable spools, with substantial savings in cost and time.

Sigmatek News

SIGMATEK controls innovative emergency ventilator

Around the world, solutions for containing the COVID-19 pandemic are currently being researched. Since there are often supply bottlenecks for ventilators worldwide, HAGE Sondermaschinenbau and HAGE3D have worked intensively on this issue and within a very short time, developed a pressure-controlled ventilator for emergency situations with modern control technology from SIGMATEK. The HAGE “Respirator” is now ready for series production and has successfully completed all test phases.

Hepco Motion News

Long, difficult and dirty: A linear guide system for a complex setup

Spie GmbH are responsible for the repair, maintenance and refurbishment of machinery for a leading train manufacturer in Germany. They were faced with a difficult problem: an old DUO welding system was broken down more than it was in operation and it was giving the company a constant headache.

Visual components News

Siemens S7 PLC Connectivity (only available in Visual Components Premium)

Siemens S7 PLC Connectivity supports native connectivity to most physical and simulated Siemens PLCs, including older models. This native connection provides faster communication speeds with physical S7-1200 controllers and supports connection to S7-PLCSIM (not currently supported by OPC UA).

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