Lapp India to exhibit innovative and industrious range of products at IMTEX 2017

Lapp India, a 100% subsidiary of the Lapp Group Germany, a leading supplier of integrated solutions and branded products in the field of cable and connection technology in India announced their participation in the 18th edition of IMTEX 2017 from January 26 – February 1, 2017 at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) in Bengaluru.

IMTEX is a flagship event for the Indian metal cutting industry. IMTEX 2017 edition will showcase an exhaustive range of innovations and technological refinements in the complete product segment of metal-cutting machine tools.

At IMTEX 2017, Lapp India will be displaying its standard product offering in cables, connectors, glands and accessories. However, greater focus will be on showcasing ÖLFLEX® CONNECT, their customized solution offering especially for Machine Tool segment.

In addition to the above, Lapp India will be showcasing products, which are unique to Machine Tool industry - ÖLFLEX® ROBOT 900 P, ÖLFLEX® ROBOT F1 and ÖLFLEX® CHAIN 808. These cables have been designed keeping in mind the requirements and challenges faced by the Machine Tool segment with regard to flexibility, compact machine design and harsh environmental conditions during manufacturing.

At IMTEX, Lapp India will also launch EPIC®SMART range of connectors that are especially designed for the Asian market with the advantage of price/ performance ratio.

“The Indian Machine Tool industry looks to be heading towards a major facelift now. And we believe this is an opportunity for us to create and deliver value to our customers with our bouquet of products and solutions that help in increasing the productivity and profitability of their businesses,” said Mr.Marc Jarrault – MD – Lapp India Pvt. Ltd. “India is a potential market in the global Machine Tool industry hence this segment becomes very critical for Lapp India in terms of expanding the business further,” he further added. 

Glorious 100 years of Kollmorgen

KOLLMORGEN celebrated its centenary from a periscope patent to Drive and control technology.

Kollmorgen's initial success was built on periscopes, particularly for submarines. Dr. Friedrich Kollmorgen had his inventions patented in 1911 and eventually founded the Kollmorgen Optical Corp. in New York in 1916.

100 years of Kollmorgen – this centenary has come about thanks to ingenuity and an entrepreneurial spirit, paired with a systematic overview that even in the early years extended beyond the company's own products.

Dan St. Martin, CEO of Kollmorgen: "It's an honor and a privilege to work for a company that is 100 years old."

NORD Drivesystems business flourishing in India

Nord Drivesystems has committed INR 45 million (approx. EUR 600,000) to the development of its Indian subsidiary. The investment was used to establish a new service area at the Nord DriveSystems Pvt. Ltd, manufacturing unit in Pune. The factory now boasts a 13,000 m2 shop floor and can turn over 24,000 drives per year.


Jutta Humbert lights an oil lamp during the opening ceremony of the service area in October 2016

Also pictured (L-R) Ashok Tanna (MD) Linnhoff Pvt. Ltd, Alexander Brosh (Global Sales Manager) Getriebebau NORD GmbH & Co. KG and P. L. Muthusekkar (GM) NORD DRIVESYSTEMS Pvt. Ltd

Since 2005, the company has supplied more than 100,000 geared motors to customers across the subcontinent. Short delivery times and fast service are among the most important measures to keep regional customers satisfied.

Effective Innovations in Cloud Computing for Process Control Easement by B&R

Process control in the cloud

Secure global data access with B&R APROL

A cloud-based APROL solution offers maximum flexibility with maximum security.

It will soon be possible to install and run APROL in the cloud. With data and reports generated by the process control system available anywhere in the world, geographically dispersed teams can collaborate with remarkable efficiency.

APROL can be installed on virtual machines offered by any well-established cloud hosting company. A local APROL installation performs pre-processing and compression, so that only significant data is transmitted to the cloud database. This approach, which is based on the concepts of fog and edge computing, helps keep data transfer costs to a minimum.

APROL supports the MQTT, AMQP and OPC UA protocols. An unlimited number of local APROL nodes can send data to the central cloud-based APROL installation. Reports from the business intelligence solutions in local and cloud-based APROL installations can be opened via a REST API.

Maximum safety

The system architecture with local APROL nodes and one cloud installation ensures maximum plant security while at the same time making all of APROL's analysis, reporting and business intelligence functions available via the cloud.

Centralized data management allows all information to be accessed remotely from anywhere in the world. Database content can be analyzed using data mining tools offered by the cloud service provider.

Efficient engineering

Cloud-based APROL solutions provide access to all of APROL's concurrent engineering features, so users with development teams distributed around the world can complete large projects with maximum efficiency.

EtherCAT Technology Group welcomes 4000th member

EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) welcomed its 4,000th member into the organization. The official tribute to KOCH Pac-Systeme GmbH, a supplier of advanced packaging machinery equipped with EtherCAT and EtherCAT P, took place in the frame of the SPS IPC Drives 2016 trade fair in Nuremberg, Germany.

(L-R) Jürgen Welker, Divisional Director of Control System and Service at KOCH PacSysteme GmbH, and Martin Rostan, Executive Director EtherCAT Technology Group 

The EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) has reached another membership milestone: In November, German supplier of advanced packaging solutions, KOCH Pac-Systeme GmbH, joined the organization as member number 4,000.

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