No-cost VPN service: INSYS connectivity service now comes with two free licenses

Regensburg – The INSYS Connectivity Service, INSYS icom's VPN service, provides a private ready-made virtual private network that requires no setup effort for use with automation solutions and M2M applications. Routers, PCs and other network devices are created in a few simple steps.

Keyence America

Stable measurement of polished targets now possible for ENR PWT

Photowatt, a pioneer in the solar-energy industry since 1979, uses Keyence’s LK-G displacement sensor for high-precision detection of wafer thicknesses. In March 2012 the company was acquired by French utility EDF, via its EDF ENR subsidiary, now known as EDF ENR PWT.


NSK replaces spindle bearings on large surface wheel lathe

The Doppelmayr Graventa Group in Wolfurt, Austria, a specialist in the manufacture of surface and aerial ropeways, has benefited from the expertise of NSK in replacing the main spindle roller bearings on an extremely large surface wheel lathe.


Advantech Acquired B+B SmartWorx for US$99.85 Million, Targeting Industrial IoT Applications and Expansion in the Industrial Connectivity Market

Advantech, a worldwide leader in Industrial Intelligent Systems, announced on Nov. 16 that it entered into an agreement, subject to customary closing conditions, to acquire B+B SmartWorx Inc., a privately-held company based in Ottawa, IL, for US$99.85 million. B+B SmartWorx will be led by the current management team and will join Advantech’s Industrial IoT Business Group in developing new products and integrating global sales resources. With this acquisition, Advantech will expand its Industrial Connectivity product portfolio and increase its global market share by leveraging B+B SmartWorx’ branding and sales channels in the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East.


Three suspended cranes and six VERLINDE hoists in the injection mould maintenance workshop at PARKER HANNIFIN

PARKER HANNIFIN with its global turnover of €11.5bn is a world leader in movement and control technologies. The company designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of hydraulic, pneumatic and electromechanical components. The Muzillac factory in Brittany employing 130, located 25 km from Vannes, is a plastics injection specialist for products of the FSCE division and for the automatic assembly of instant fittings The factory is ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO TS certified and the injection mould maintenance workshop very recently installed three EUROPONT overhead cranes on each one of which is fitted two VERLINDE hoists.


PELLOBY Cranes and VERLINDE hoists installed following Kelvion warehouse fire

A selection of VERLINDE EUROBLOC electric wire rope hoists and EUROCHAIN power travel electric chain hoists have been installed in conjunction with a series of PELLOBY cranes as part of a reconstruction process at a busy warehouse that was severely damaged by a fire.

Scott Safety - 3M

New decontamination solution from Scott Safety to revolutionise the fire market

A new portable airborne and surface decontamination solution from Scott Safety is achieving a fire industry first – decontamination of chemical, biological and radiological vapours, liquids and particles simultaneously in as little as five minutes.


NSK expands size of high-load ball screw support bearings

To help OEMs produce larger, electrically operated injection moulding machines, NSK is expanding the size range of its NSKTAC03 high-load ball screw support bearings from 120 to 180mm.

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