AG der Dillinger Hüttenwerke (Dillinger) and Paul Wurth completed recently the modernisation of the slag granulation plant at Dillinger’s No. 4 blast furnace. Paul Wurth’s INBA granulation and dewatering technology has been operating there since its initial installation in 2003. It is a cold water system with steam condensation designed for a daily capacity of 1,600 tons of blast furnace slag sand and a maximum slag flow of up to 8 tons/min.
In view of the economic uncertainties associated with the spread of the coronavirus and the resulting challenges especially for the automotive industry, Leoni AG, Nuremberg (ISIN DE 0005408884 / WKN 540888) expects considerable burdens on sales, earnings and liquidity. The level of this impact is not foreseeable at this stage. Against the backdrop of the expected burdens, the Board of Directors today has decided on a number of measures to ensure the continuation of business operations. These include plant closures in Europe, North Africa and the Americas, the introduction of short-time work in Germany as well as comparable measures at further European locations. The implementation of these measures will significantly reduce material and personnel costs. In addition, Leoni plans to apply for financial aid to increase its financial flexibility.
Rohde & Schwarz is continuously extending its portfolio of test solutions for 5G base stations and the associated massive MIMO antenna arrays and amplifiers. Highlights include an OTA test solution with frontend modules specifically for the 5G FR2 range and a solution for speed-optimized tests of 5G base stations. Both are ideal for use in production. There is also a new, innovative test solution that allows developers to perform cross-channel measurements with up to 4x4 MIMO in the FR1 range.
Euchner has unveiled two new modules for its successful MGB2 Multifunctional Gate Box Modular and is presenting them for the first time at HMI. The new, small version of the MCM extension module offers space for up to six functions, which can be designed to meet individual requirements. What’s more, the new MSM submodule provides users with additional safety inputs for connecting external switches, meaning they can easily be connected to PROFINET / PROFISAFE.
The new semi-open palletizing cell with an industrial robot arm simplifies the complex processes of a traditional palletizer. The easy-to-use unit can be up-and-running in just a few hours and its advanced safety system and two loading docks permit a capacity increase of up to 5%.
The challenges for workshops are rapidly increasing. Innovations by manufacturers such as diagnosis restrictions for non authorized persons and the switch to digital service records call for new work routines. Further challenges are in store for component activation, flashing of ECUs, calibration of advanced driver assistance systems and for working on vehicle high-voltage systems. Not all workshops have prepared for or are able to meet these challenges. This is why Hella Gutmann will offer its customers even greater and more comprehensive support by the new concept ‚CheckPoint powered by Hella Gutmann‘.