After several years of exploring the best business solutions possible, the company has restructured to better meet the needs and requirements of its clientele. Gravotech is now divided into 4 distinct brands: Gravograph, Technifor, Propen, and Type3.
HMS Industrial Networks now releases a series of Anybus CompactCom modules equipped with M12 connectors. This enables network connectivity for machinery which operates in wet, dusty, or otherwise demanding industrial environments. Networks are initially PROFIBUS, PROFINET, DeviceNet, EtherNet/IP, Modbus TCP and EtherCAT.
During the 4th - 6th October, the Spa-Francorchamps Racetrack in Belgium will host Europe’s largest skills competition – EUROSKILLS 2012 – the European Championships for the manual, technical and technological trades. A unique event with international reach, the competition sees 423 young Europeans from 23 countries competing in six major sectors.
In an extremely demanding construction project in the Swiss Alps, at an altitude of around 1700 metres and almost 600 metres inside a mountain, large chambers are being excavated to form the new expanded underground centre of a pumped storage hydroelectric power station that will increase its present power output from 480 MW to 1480 MW. With an extreme incline of 45 degrees and a height difference of approximately 180 m, conveyor systems in a sub-station are transporting 500 t of excavated material per hour, around the clock, using conveyor belts that are driven by NORD industrial gear units.
This new series has been designed to address the problems users are having with safety light curtains. Unique and strong design, quick and easy installation, and yet the highest level of security is provided