Product excellence is a must for every industrial supplier. Yet in order to stay competitive in the long run or to become a leading name in the industry, you have to meet the highest expectations in service and technological know-how. One of the companies that managed to become a synonym for excellence in its industry is Parker Hannifin. The US-based concern is the world’s unchallenged manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems. Its Belgium-based subsidiary Parker Hannifin BeLux SPRL is responsible for the group’s sales business in Belgium and Luxembourg. With several development projects in the pipeline, Managing Director Frans Heirbaut is positive about the future of the Belgian subsidiary.
Today announced that the U.S. Navy has awarded the company a $21.7 million contract for programmable automation controllers, variable frequency drives, software and engineering support services to operate machinery control systems onboard U.S. Navy and Coast Guard surface ships. The award enables the Navy and other Department of Defense agencies to acquire engineered systems and services from Rockwell Automation vital to daily and strategic shipboard operations, domestically and globally.
Anodes are electrodes that are used for a wide variety of applications, for example for batteries, galvanic cells or semiconductor diodes. Anodes are indispensable when it comes to the manufacture of aluminium. Acting as electrical conductors, they are vital for the smelting process. Specialised in anodes for aluminium smelters, the Dutch company Aluminium & Chemie Rotterdam B.V. has developed into the largest stand-alone anode manufacturing plant worldwide, well-known and highly reputed for high-quality bespoke anodes.
Building automation technology has become much more prevalent in recent years, and automated systems can be found in a growing number of private homes where they are installed to remotely operate gates, garage doors, awnings and blinds as well as wireless alarm systems. One of the leading suppliers of products for the home automation market is the Italian company Nice S.p.A. It generates global sales of more than 229 million EUR and operates in more than 100 national markets around the world. In the French market, it is represented by the sales subsidiary Nice France.
Since 2009 when the EU announced new legislation requiring tyre labelling on all highway tyres, the tyre industry has been preparing for its implementation. The regulation is intended to promote the use of fuel-efficient and safe tyres with low noise levels and came into effect on 1st November 2012 for all passenger car, light and heavy commercial vehicle tyres manufactured after 1st July 2012.
The 21st annual Automation Fair event from Rockwell Automation draws thousands to learn the latest in manufacturing technologies and trends.
Machine builders, factories and processing plants across the region rely on automation and information management systems to operate efficiently, effectively and safely. Rockwell Automation provides powerful solutions for these organisations, enabling them to get the most from their manufacturing environments.
You open and close the trunk of your car without smashing your fingers. You adjust the height of an office chair by pressing a lever. What these seemingly simple functions have in common may just be the company that designed them. For nearly 80 years, STABILUS GmbH in Koblenz, Germany, has been developing and manufacturing gas springs, hydraulic dampers and electric drives for a broad spectrum of industries and applications, making it the world market leader.
To keep business rolling, original equipment manufacturers need dependable suppliers. They have a strong partner in the Denmark-based STARCO Group, a producer of specialised tyres and wheels for non-automotive machines and products. A family-run company since its founding, STARCO is the European market leader in some of its product segments and is motivated to supply customers with every wheel and tyre solution they need. With a network of five factories, the Danish tyre specialist is expanding beyond Europe’s borders and rolling into global markets.
STABILUS GmbH (www.stabilus.de) sets more in motion than trunk lids: From September 11 through 16, STABILUS will present its entire aftermarket product line, including its new products, at this year’s “Automechanika.” Visitors to booth D31 in Hall 3.0 of what is the world’s largest trade fair for the automotive industry will be introduced to several innovations, among them POWERISE - STABILUS' automatic drive for trunk lids.
It affixes products together, conceals unsightly cords, marks important spots and keeps paints and colours from bleeding into one another. It is often overlooked until someone finds him or herself in a sticky situation which could be easily remedied with a simple piece of tape. Whether at home or at work, when there is none, people frantically scream, ‘I need tape, now!’ The Bavarian business JaBand understands this need for the multifunctional sticky ribbon. The company knows how it eases workplace tasks and aids productivity. Therefore, JaBand has dedicated itself to developing adhesive tapes that hold industries, from aerospace to automotives, together.