MAC 502, The Powerful New Universal Code Reader for Every Situation

With its MAC502 reader, Pepperl+Fuchs is launching an innovative stationary universal code reader that can read all common 1-D and 2-D codes (26 different code symbologies) at very high speeds of up to 10 m/s and 30 readings per second.


Eplan Operational Sequence module: documenting operational sequences better

Knowing the sequence of operations is always helpful, especially in machine and plant design and the programming of their control systems. ‘Eplan Operational Sequence’ now documents the functional timeline of a machine/plant by using convenient process descriptions. You have the choice between a functional diagram or a GRAFCET standard. PLC programmers will benefit from the seamless documentation, controlling the interactions of actuators and sensors.


EPLAN Pro Panel 2.1.: Panel layout in XL

What started with high-performance 3D mounting layout turned into an integrative "XL engineering solution" for enclosure layout. Design, 3D layout, production and mounting merge to form an integrated solution – plus more added-value.


TriPress and LocTec: Innovative Joining Systems Provide Effective Protection Against Disassembly and Theft

New secure joining systems provide maximum security – Cannot be dismantled using conventional means – Reduce costs by eliminating supplementary assembly and security material – Ensure easy interchangeability with existing joining systems

HMS Industrial Networks AB

HMS extends network connectivity for CAN-enabled devices

Extended release of the Anybus® Communicator CAN™ enables CAN-devices to be connected to CC-Link, ControlNet, Modus RTU, EtherCAT, Modbus TCP and Profinet IRT.

NORD Drivesystems

Pinions Instead of Belts

Gravel plant cuts costs and reduces maintenance expenditures by using geared motors. In many gravel pits, stone crushing plants and similar operations, motive power for conveyor belts is provided by shaft and belt drives. Until recently, this was the situation at the gravel plant of NorStone AS in Tau, located in the southwest region of Norway. Recently NorStone, a subsidiary of HeidelbergCement AG, decided to change to robust geared motors. This option promised lower investment costs and increased operational reliability, along with better process security. Reduced energy consumption thanks to higher efficiency was also anticipated.

NORD Drivesystems

Grand opening of Australian NORD subsidiary: German drive technology distribution and assembly

The inauguration of NORD’s new Australian subsidiary, NORD Drivesystems Pty. Ltd., will take place on 6 October 2011 in the presence of NORD founder G. A. Küchenmeister, Mark Alexander, Managing Director of NORD Drivesystems Australia, and Gernot Zarp, Head of International Sales at NORD. NORD Drivesystems Australia commenced operations in 2010 with the construction of an assembly hall in the Melbourne suburb of Derrimut and started manufacturing gearboxes and electric motors. Investments into an extension of the paint facility and a modern drying room followed at the beginning of 2011.

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