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IoT und Robotik wachsen zusammen

Device Insight und KUKA gehen strategische Partnerschaft ein

IoT und Robotik wachsen zusammen

Der IoT-Plattformentwickler Device Insight startet seine Partnerschaft mit der Augsburger KUKA AG. KUKA ist ein führender Anbieter von Robotik sowie Maschinen- und Anlagentechnik und Pionier auf dem Gebiet der Industrie 4.0. Für Device Insight eröffnen sich mit dem neuen Partner internationale Märkte und Innovationschancen vor allem im Bereich des Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

Durch die Beteiligung an Device Insight macht KUKA die IoT-Plattform CENTERSIGHT® NG zu einem wichtigen Bestandteil in der IoT-Strategie ihrer Tochter connyun. Seit über einem Jahr arbeitet Device Insight mit connyun, einem auf IIoT spezialisierten Start-up, zusammen. Gemeinsam haben die beiden unter anderem die Produktion bei KUKA erfolgreich vernetzt. In Zukunft wird die Kooperation weiter ausgebaut. Damit wollen Device Insight und connyun ihre Anstrengungen bündeln, um im Bereich Industrial Analytics, Smart Production und Künstliche Intelligenz zukunftsweisende Lösungen zu realisieren.

Mit mehr Innovation gerüstet für internationalen IoT-Markt
„Wir sind begeistert, einen starken Partner wie KUKA an Bord zu haben“, sagt Reinhold Stammeier, CEO und Gründer von Device Insight. „Bei den gemeinsamen Projekten haben wir festgestellt, wie gut sich unsere Ansätze für Industrie 4.0 ergänzen. Speziell bei den Themen Edge Computing, Industrial Analytics, Machine Learning und Cloudcomputing gibt es klare Synergieeffekte mit connyun. Davon profitieren beide Seiten. Gemeinsam werden wir die IoT-Lösungen von morgen entwickeln und neue Märkte erschließen – auch international.“

connyun sieht in Device Insight „den perfekten Partner für unsere Community“, um gemeinsam das IoT-Ecosystem auszubauen und „den Kunden ein umfassendes Kompetenzportfolio zu bieten, das es ihnen ermöglicht, die Digitalisierung gewinnbringend für sich zu nutzen“, so connyun-Geschäftsführer Dr. Christian Schlögel. „Mit dieser Partnerschaft stärken wir unsere Innovationskraft“, so Dr. Till Reuter, Vorstandsvorsitzender der KUKA AG. „Connyun und Device Insight ergänzen sich und wir erwarten uns für die Zukunft einen Mehrwert im Bereich Industrie 4.0.“

Auf der Firmenwebsite von Device Insight sind weiterführende Informationen zu CENTERSIGHT® NG zusammengestellt.

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Über Device Insight GmbH
Die 2003 gegründete Device Insight GmbH ist ein spezialisierter Anbieter von Internet of Things-Plattformen. Flaggschiff des Unternehmens ist die IoT-Plattform CENTERSIGHT®. Sie unterstützt die globale Vernetzung von Maschinen, Fahrzeugen, Anlagen und Geräten und stellt Funktionen wie Datenerfassung sowie Data Analytics, Reporting, Remote Service und Alarmierung zur Verfügung. In über 15 Ländern arbeitet Device Insight mit Großunternehmen und mittelständischen Kunden aus den Branchen Maschinen- und Anlagenbau, HVAC, Nutzfahrzeuge, Vending, Transport, Energie sowie aus dem Connected Home-Umfeld zusammen. Der Service von Device Insight reicht von der Business Case-Analyse über die Implementierung bis hin zum sicheren IT-Betrieb. Device Insight begleitet seine Kunden langfristig bei der Realisierung von IoT-Projektvorhaben und berät als Komplettanbieter hinsichtlich aller Komponenten des IoT-Ökosystems. Das Unternehmen ist einer der wenigen Anbieter, die in allen sechs Kategorien des „Industrie 4.0/Internet of Things Vendor Benchmark 2016“ der Experton Group AG gelistet wurden, wobei Device Insight in den Bereichen „Industrial Big Data Analytics“ und „Industrial Big Data Visualisation“ jeweils als „I4.0/IoT Leader Germany“ ausgezeichnet worden ist.

Firmenkontakt
Device Insight GmbH
Alexandra Luchtai
Willy-Brandt-Platz 6
81829 München
+49 89 45 45 448-18
+49 89 45 45 448-66
alexandra.luchtai@device-insight.com
http://www.device-insight.com

Pressekontakt
Sprengel & Partner GmbH
Andreas Jung
Nisterstraße 3
56472 Nisterau
+49 2661 91260-0
+49 2661 91260-29
deviceinsight@sprengel-pr.com
http://www.sprengel-pr.com

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Strategic cooperation between Georg and Güdel Group

Transformer core production on the way to industry 4.0 / IoT

Strategic cooperation between Georg and Güdel Group

The development of an offline e-stacking solution for automatic stacking of transformer cores.

Heinrich Georg Maschinenfabrik and Güdel Group AG concluded a cooperation agreement for the collaborative development of lines for the automatic stacking of transformer cores. GEORG brings in their know-how in the plant engineering field, Güdel the robot technique for the automatic stacking of the laminations. That way, systems are constructed in the future that speed up the production of transformers, reduce manual time and enable a higher production flexibility. Furthermore, the intensive data transfer prepares the ground for industry 4.0 / IoT.

GEORG is leading in the manufacture of production lines for the transformer industry and already has own automation solutions. However, for the manufacture of power and big distribution transformers of up to several hundred tons, many GEORG customer often still stack the individual laminations for the transformer cores manually which is very time consuming. The potential of modern handling systems and the networking of data often remains unused so far. Especially for offline systems, there are only few highly automated systems.

On the basis of their gantry robot, Güdel has already developed an automatic core stacking system for transformers in the 50 kg to 350 tons weight range which was put into operation at a leading European transformer manufacturer. The in-house manufactured gantry robots do not require any external centering units thanks to their high positioning accuracy and repeatability and thus reach significantly lower production times.

With their leading technologies, Güdel Group realises solutions for motion tasks in the individual automation. Martin Sträb, CEO of Güdel Group, emphasises „we will be able to work out even better automation solutions for the transformer industry together with our partner GEORG. The efficiency will be increased further and thereby also the satisfaction of our customers. I look forward to our collaborative work“.

GEORG brings in profound knowledge of the entire line technique in the transformer industry – from the decoiling of the strip from the coil over the cutting-to-length of the strip to the cutting of the laminations and the stacking of the cores. Güdel contributes the robot handling systems and the networking of the individual components among each other.

As there are several GEORG customers who cut ahead and stock laminations which they want to stack to a core with an offline system at a later stage, the focus for the first common projects will be the development of an offline system for the automatic stacking of transformer cores.

The laminations cut by the GEORG line and interim stored are picked up and stacked fully automatically by the Güdel robots. For the positioning, the robots achieve highest accuracies and beyond that accelerate the core stacking process significantly. The direct data transfer from the cutting line to the robot unit makes time-consuming manual processes redundant. By this data coupling, the new systems can be easily integrated into digitally networked environments and thus prepare the ground for industry 4.0 / IoT.

Bernd Peter Schmidt, Managing Director of the transformer business division at GEORG sees considerable benefits for his customers: „By the cooperation of our two companies – who both have an outstanding reputation in their respective field – we will deliver complete systems that make the stacking of the laminations much more effective. We make use of the vast experience and well-proven standard components of Güdel. This means for our customers: innovative and at the same time reliable technology with considerable cost advantages.“

Rocco Montalenti, General Manager Business Unit Technologies at Güdel relies on the market knowledge of GEORG: „For more than 30 years, GEORG manufactures transformer lines and has an impressive market share worldwide. The GEORG employees know the conditions in the transformer industry inside out. By this, we are able to elaborate single-source solutions together that are exactly adapted to the requirements of our common customers.“

The cooperation is in accordance with the philosophy of both companies to offer optimal solutions for smooth transformer production processes.

About Georg

For high-tech solutions in plant engineering Georg is worldwide a renown partner. The advanced finishing lines and special purpose machine tools as well as production lines and units for the transformer industry are internationally in operation at well known companies. With its different product areas the family company, in its third generation with 450 employees, serves various markets and customers worldwide. Georg is organized in divisions with three individually operative business units working on the market as profitcenters.

The business divisions Georg finishing lines, Georg transformer lines and Georg machine tools are supported by an own manufacturing division at the company headquarter in Kreuztal / Germany (NRW). In addition a number of central functions are grouped in the division Georg corporate services. Internationally the company is close to its customers with a worldwide sales- and service network.

Georg transformer lines

As technology and world market leader Georg engineers with creative step ahead in technology efficient and advanced machinery, lines and units for transformer production. More than 900 lines supplied worldwide to well known transformer manufacturers underline the trust in leading Georg technology.

For further information, please visit: www.georg.com

Güdel Group AG

Güdel Group is manufacturer of high-precision machine components and supplier of intelligent automation solutions. The product range comprises linear guideways, racks, pinions and gears as well as linear and rotary axes and gantry robots. Güdel puts the products together to achieve systems with special control intelligence and complete lines which are used in the sectors automotive, tyres, metal, rail, intra logistics, pharmacy, renewable energies, wood and aerospace.

The Güdel technology stands out by innovation, quality and modularity. Güdel Group employs around 1.200 people at more than 30 locations worldwide. Since the foundation over 60 years ago, the group is family owned.
Güdel Group headquarters is in Switzerland.

Firmenkontakt
Heinrich Georg GmbH Maschinenfabrik
Thomas Kleb
Langenauer Straße 12
57223 Kreuztal / Germany
+49.2732.779-539
+49.2732.779-39171
thomas.kleb@georg.com
http://www.georg.com

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

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swarm Platform Set for Further Expansion

nanotron Technologies expands swarm product family for usage in mine safety, robotics, smart machines and workflow management.

swarm Platform Set for Further Expansion

The new swarm radio mini (50 x 24 x 6 mm3) with serial host interface

Berlin, September 19, 2013 – The leading RTLS developer, nanotron Technologies, has expanded its swarm product family, providing additional swarm radio modules optimized for new application areas. Mini and maxi modules have been developed to best meet specific industry requirements. swarm radio mini, nanotron“s smallest swarm volume product, has been designed for portable, small-size, low-profile and high-volume applications. swarm radio maxi offers higher ranging precision for mobile volume applications and addresses precision portable applications. In addition to its proven functionality in mine safety – collision avoidance, secure access and virtual safety zones – swarm is now set to address and target further application areas in robotics, smart machines and workflow management.

Nanotron CEO Dr. Jens Albers comments: „It is the first time, that customers are able to prototype their location-aware applications within only a few weeks. Within only six months, products can be ready for production – this reduces product development costs and minimizes risks. With the addition of our new swarm modules, customers have enhanced options to address the new applications appearing in this rapidly growing market.“

The different swarm radio types are interoperable over the air-interface. The application-programming interface (API) has been expanded and harmonized to enable all swarm radios to interact seamlessly. The common API platform across all swarm family radios allows easy IP re-use. The flexible and expandable platform supports many different applications and network topologies. The high-level API provides direct implementation of a system-level design approach, thus enabling rapid results and a faster go-to-market strategy.

Nanotron“s swarm products help to solve several problems wherever distance monitoring and automated communication is crucial. With the extended product portfolio, further market segments open-up in addition to industrial safety. Now, swarm can be also deployed for emerging robotic, smart machine and workflow management applications.

About nanotron Technologies
Nanotron Technologies (www.nanotron.com) is a leading provider of wireless products that help to protect and find people, animals and valuable assets. They create highly accurate location information and energy-efficiently transmit data with a singlelow-cost chip. Nanotron“s technology is patent-protected and follows ISO and IEEE standards for global asset tracking. Nanotron“s solutions are used in a wide range of applications and industry verticals including child safety in public places, livestock monitoring & management, mine safety, virtual fencing and transit yard management. Nanotron“s products are available on two distinct platforms: protect and find. The protect platform monitors proximity. The find platform locates people, animals and valuable assets. Both platforms create reliable and efficient visibility. Nanotron supports its customers and channel partners to adapt the protect and find products to the needs of their vertical markets.

Kontakt
nanotron Technologies
Dr. Thomas Förste
Alt-Moabit 60
10555 Berlin
+49 30 399 954-0
t.foerste@nanotron.com
http://www.nanotron.com

Pressekontakt:
CREAM COMMUNICATION
Anne Bettina Jäger
Schauenburgerstraße 37
20095 Hamburg
+49 40 431 791 26
nanotron@cream-communication.com
http://www.cream-communication.com

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Flexible processes for the Chinese market

This year, the Beijing Essen Welding & Cutting fair is being held in Shanghai – thus giving KUKA Systems a home crowd. Together with its Chinese subsidiary KUKA Flexible Manufacturing Systems, the Augsburg-based system builder will be there from 18 to 21 June 2013 (Hall N5, Booth 440), presenting itself and its expertise to the Asian market.

Flexible processes for the Chinese market

KUKA Systems @ Beijing Essen Welding & Cutting 2013

Together with its parent trade fair Schweissen & Schneiden in Essen, the BEIJING ESSEN WELDING & CUTTING trade fair is one of the world“s leading specialized exhibitions for welding, cutting and other processes in the metalworking industry. This year, the trade fair is being held in Shanghai – thus giving KUKA Systems a home crowd. Together with its Chinese subsidiary KUKA Flexible Manufacturing Systems, the Augsburg-based system builder will be there from 18 to 21 June 2013 (Hall N5, Booth 440), presenting itself and its expertise to the Asian market.

KUKA Systems GmbH is taking part in this year“s Beijing Essen Welding & Cutting 2013 in Shanghai and presenting innovative joining technologies and service-proven solutions for the metalworking industry.
In addition to technological innovations and pioneering welding and joining processes in robot-based automation, the joining specialist will be focusing the spotlight on the friction welding process. KUKA is presenting the process live at its trade fair booth and demonstrating how a wide range of different material combinations (aluminum-copper, steel-brass, aluminum-steel, etc.) can be welded together stably. Numerous customers from the Automotive sector and General Industry put their faith in friction welding, as the process ensures highly reliable joints. Like Magnetarc welding, friction welding guarantees utmost quality in the manufacture of safety-relevant components such as drives, engine components, axles or turbine rotors. With its machine portfolio, the Augsburg-based system builder demonstrates that unusual welds, such as aluminum-copper welds, are the state of the art in joining technology. These material combinations are possible using this process and are used in fields such as e-mobility and lightweight construction. Such pairings are only partially possible using other processes.
With the latest KUKA robot, the LBR iiwa, the automation specialist presents a vision for the future of flexible machine tending and the efficient utilization of production capacities at its customers“ plants.
Furthermore, system integrator KUKA Systems is showcasing its process expertise in the field of laser welding. Here, the company is concentrating on flexible systems – with impressive process reliability, speed and precision – for laser welding and laser hybrid welding.

About KUKA Systems
KUKA Systems is an international supplier of flexible automation systems for the Automotive, Aerospace, Energy, Logistics and Technology Solutions segments. Some 3,900 employees worldwide work on ideas, concepts and solutions for automated production and the provision of products and services for virtually all tasks in the industrial processing of metallic and non-metallic materials.
The range is presented and marketed internationally via the subsidiaries and sales offices in Europe, America and Asia. KUKA Systems recorded an order volume of around 1,115.1 million euro for the 2012 business year*.
(*preliminary figures for 2012 – as at: 5 February 2013)

Kontakt:
KUKA Systems GmbH
Markus Meier
Blücherstrasse 144
86165 Augsburg
+49 821 797-2483
marketing@kuka.de
http://www.kuka-systems.com