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HANNOVER MESSE USA 2018: North America’s Stage For Industry 4.0

CHICAGO – HANNOVER MESSE USA 2018, the first staging of the iconic HANNOVER MESSE brand outside of Germany, presented game-changing Industry 4.0 solutions over six days during its co-location with IMTS 2018 at McCormick Place in Chicago from September 10-15.  HANNOVER MESSE USA 2018 covered more than 114,200 square feet of exhibit space and featured…

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Van der Graaf: Motor Consumes Less Energy

   Intelligent Drum Motor technology delivers high efficiency and data feedback communication. Conveyor users and conveyor manufacturers have accepted the drum motor as the most efficient way to drive belt conveyors. With no external motor and gearbox, the drum motor saves space, eliminates the need for scheduled maintenance and enhances operator safety. However, the challenge…

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THONI ALUTEC Interview: Founder & CEO Lothar Thoni

1. Mr. Thoni, the history of your company started in the early 1940’s. Can you describe the most important milestones? I still remember the hardship we suffered in the last years of the war with nights of bombing, the retreat of the already defeated German army through my village and the takeover by the Americans.…

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WITTENSTEIN SE’s Galaxie® Gearbox Nominated for the Deutscher Zukunftspreis 2018 Award

  WITTENSTEIN SE’s Galaxie® gearbox has just been nominated for the Deutscher Zukunftspreis 2018, the Federal President’s Award for Innovation in Science and Technology, under the heading “A radically new gearbox class – productivity leaps in the engineering industry”. The jury’s final decision regarding this year’s winner will be revealed on November 28, 2018. German…

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Timken Completes Acquisition of Cone Drive

The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR; www.timken.com), a global leader in engineered bearings and power transmission products, announced on Sept. 1, 2018 it completed the previously announced acquisition of Cone Drive, a leader in precision drives used in diverse markets including solar, automation, aerial platforms, and food and beverage. About Cone Drive Cone Drive is headquartered…

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FRAUNHOFER | Analytical Tool Identifies Production Errors and Their Causes in Real Time

“Smart System Optimization“ at Hannover Messe USA, co-located with IMTS2018 With its “Smart System Optimization“, Fraunhofer IPA has developed a tool  that identifies errors in interlinked manufacturing systems and shows their root  causes. In order to do this, high-performance machine control connectors and external sensors such as smart cameras record relevant process characteristics. Subsequently, an…

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HANNOVER MESSE USA 2018: Dell, Microsoft And SAP To Showcase Breakthrough IIoT Solutions For Manufacturing

CHICAGO – Hannover Fairs USA today announced that Dell Technologies and Microsoft have signed on to join other key Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions innovators including SAP in the new Digital Factory exhibition at HANNOVER MESSE USA 2018. Digital Factory exhibitors will showcase breakthrough products and solutions focused on integrated processes and IT solutions…

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FRAUNHOFER | MANUFACTURING THE FUTURE: The Evolution of Industrie 4.0

The future and prosperity of entire countries depend on the production of goods, just as many jobs in the USA and worldwide. The future of digitalized manufacturing and Industrie 4.0 rests entirely upon the ability to pool expertise and resources. Fraunhofer’s interdisciplinary systems expertise sparks the new ideas that meet the challenges of a changing…

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GE Ventures To Sponsor Innovations Day At HANNOVER MESSE USA 2018

Chicago – Hannover Fairs USA today announced that GE Ventures will sponsor Innovations Day at HANNOVER MESSE USA 2018. Karen Kerr, executive managing director of GE Ventures, will kick off Innovations Day with a presentation of the 2018 GE Ventures New Industrial Report on Thursday, September 13 in the Solutions Theater on the show floor.…

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Digital Factory To Premiere At HANNOVER MESSE USA

SAP, Infor, FORCAM And Other Top Industrial Technology Innovators To Showcase Digital Twin, Software Analytics Tools And New IIoT Solutions For Factories Of The Future Chicago – A new Digital Factory special display area focused on integrated processes and IT solutions for plant operations will debut at HANNOVER MESSE USA 2018. As part of the…

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