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B&R expands Gilgenberg site

B&R is investing in its Gilgenberg site, located a few kilometers from the B&R headquarters in Eggelsberg. The expansion adds new offices, training rooms and production space. A new logistics hall has also been opened at the site.

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Lapp Group: Transformation and generational change

The Lapp family, the owners of the Lapp Group, started planning for the generational change at an early stage. At Lapp, that is simply part of the response to rapid social and economic change. This change entails enormous adjustments for the family-owned company as well as the economy at large. Since 2017, the third generation of the Lapp family has also been taking up responsibility within the company.

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Turkey: Healthy economy – somber mood

The ongoing wars in its neighboring countries, the reignited conflict with the Kurds, foreign policy tensions and internal political polarization do not really provide a very good framework for the Turkish national economy. However, appearances can be deceiving, the economy is continuing to boom even if it has slowed down a little. After all, UniCredit has predicted substantial growth of 3.5 % for 2018 and 2019. What are the consequences for mechanical engineering?

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Modules for smart chemical plants

Digitization is paving the way to higher productivity in the process industry. At the special presentation “Process INDUSTRIE 4.0: The Age of Modular Production” in Hall 11 at Hannover Messe 2018, visitors can learn how to increase productivity by greater use of intelligent automation and instrumentation, as well as by modularization.

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Lapp: Full range of products now in Australia

The Lapp Group, the global market leader for integrated cable and connection products, has entered a partnership in Australia with the New Zealand company ECS. The joint venture Lapp Australia now offers the full range of Lapp products down under.

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Rohde & Schwarz collaborates with Gemalto

Rohde & Schwarz and Gemalto are collaborating to develop new T&M tools that significantly reduce expensive and time-consuming drive tests for LTE and LTE-Advanced modules. These tools solve the challenge of characterizing RF, protocol and application layers in diverse mobile operator networks where different network configurations can cause issues during handovers and roaming.

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OPC Foundation publishes OPC UA specification for Powerlink

An OPC UA companion specification is now available for Powerlink according to a joint announcement by the OPC Foundation and the Ethernet Powerlink Standardization Group. The companion specification describes how payload data is exchanged between Powerlink and any OPC UA platform. The result is integrated communication from the sensor to the cloud – without any interfaces whatsoever.

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Turkey: good prospects for another year of growth

Even during the Ottoman Empire, Turkey has enjoyed the technological advancements from Europe and access to larger markets in Asia. But its integration with new technologies at the start of the millennium, proved to be a turning point that has created a massive growth cycle for the Eurasian region’s industrial development.

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A solid year for Endress+Hauser

In its preliminary financial figures for 2017, Endress+Hauser reported a broadly supported growth in sales, solid profitability and a marked increase in employment. The company is a leading global provider of process and laboratory measurement engineering, automation solutions and services.

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Wittenstein: New managing director

A change of management took place at two Wittenstein subsidiaries on February 1, 2018: Kasper Rungfeldt was appointed Managing Director of Wittenstein motion control GmbH and Wittenstein aerospace & simulation GmbH. Christoph Heine will leave the Wittenstein Group at his own request on June 1, 2018.

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