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[#HW16] HANNOVER MESSE Preview(1)



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A glimpse of what exhibitors are bringing to Hannover!

At HANNOVER MESSE 2016, all eyes will be on Industry 4.0 (advanced manufacturing). Over five action-packed days, some 5,000 exhibitors will be showcasing the latest technologies for the factories and energy systems. The Trendspots offer a little taster of what you can expect to find at the fair. The first edition is being published today, but more are set to follow, right up till the start of the fair.


1. Schaeffler Technologies at HANNOVER MESSE

Schaeffler Technologies, part of one of the world’s biggest family companies is exhibiting ”Machine tool 4.0” and ”Drivetrain 4.0” at HANNOVER MESSE 2016 – two innovations for production and maintenance in the context of the fourth industrial revolution.

With some 84,000 employees at 170 sites in 50 countries, the Herzogenaurach-based Schaeffler Group is one of the world’s biggest family-run companies. But it is more than just big – its systems and precision components for engines, transmissions, and chassis and its rolling and plain bearing solutions for a large number of industrial applications help it play a big part in the mobility of tomorrow. At HANNOVER MESSE 2016, Schaeffler is exhibiting ”Machine tool 4.0” and ”Drivetrain 4.0”, two new products for production and maintenance applications in the context of the fourth industrial revolution.

The ”Machine tool 4.0” concept, one of four finalists nominated for the German Industry Innovation Award (Innovationspreis der deutschen Wirtschaft), is a joint development from Schaeffler and DMG MORI, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of chip-forming machine tools. This fully networked machine, based on sensorized Schaeffler components and a cloud-based software package and evaluation unit, represents a clear step towards digitalized production – particularly if experience from this project is also transferred to other machinery and plants. In Hannover, Schaeffler is also exhibiting clear steps towards ”predictive maintenance” as part of the special event of the same name. ”Machine tool 4.0” is being joined at the event by ”Drivetrain 4.0” and its additional data-based solutions, which will be demonstrated live to highlight the added value of cloud-based services.


2. Bionic Robotics at HANNOVER MESSE

Bionic Robotics GmbH from Darmstadt in Germany is showcasing a lightweight robot at HANNOVER MESSE 2016 that emulates an exceptionally successful role model in terms of movement and size – the human arm!

Bionic Robotics GmbH, an innovation-driven spin-off from TU Darmstadt founded in 2010, focuses primarily on developing and manufacturing super-light robotic arms. The lightweight robot called BioRob that the company is exhibiting at HANNOVER MESSE 2016 is very similar to an exceptionally successful role model in the way it moves and its size – the human arm. It is similarly versatile, its four-to-five joints make it extremely flexible, and with its drives located in the base the robotic arm itself weighs very little. This makes BioRob the perfect industrial automation robot for performing transportation, pick & place, palletizing and alternating handling tasks involving small or medium-sized batches.

Thanks to its prize-winning, patented and bionic-inspired drive concept, which gives the robot arm a very light and flexible structure, people can safely venture within its reach. BioRob also meets the new ISO/TS 15066:2016 standards for collaborative robots, which makes it the only robot on the market without complex sensor and control technology that is suitable for human-machine interaction. Even at high speeds, thanks to its lightweight construction, the forces involved in any accidental contact with human co-workers would be so low that there is no risk of injury. This makes expensive protective enclosures, guards or other barriers a thing of the past.

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3. Rethink Robotics at HANNOVER MESSE

U.S. specialist Rethink Robotics is teaming up with its German partner HAHN Robotics to showcase their collaborative robot Sawyer, a new concept for the changing work environment of Industry 4.0.

The trend toward growing diversification means companies have to find a way of manufacturing increasingly customized products cost-efficiently, even in small series. That in turn means they have to be even more flexible if they are to keep pace as the speed of change in Industry 4.0 production processes continues to increase. While SMEs used to have a clear advantage in this regard because they were smaller and therefore more flexible, the cost-intensive restructuring processes being pursued by larger companies are now threatening to change all that. This is why a development like the collaborative robot Sawyer couldn’t come at a better time. Sawyer, which U.S. high-tech expert Rethink Robotics and its German partners HAHN Robotics are exhibiting at HANNOVER MESSE 2016, will in future help SMEs in particular to set up their own high-performance automation.

Sawyer the ”cobot” (collaborative robot) embodies an entirely new production concept. The idea is not to replace humans, but rather to work productively in harmony with them. From the very start, a major focal point in design work was to ensure man and machine could work together side-by-side both safely and harmoniously – and without the need for any protective devices. This meant equipping Sawyer with a degree of intelligence and intuition that sets new standards in robotics. The end result is technology that can create a win-win situation by freeing up employees to turn their attention to more complex tasks and thus boost value creation in the entire company for the long term.


4. SONOTEC Ultraschallsensorik at HANNOVER MESSE

Ultrasound specialist SONOTEC is in Hannover to unveil its innovative new SONAPHONE ultrasonic measuring device as part of the special Predictive Maintenance 4.0 exhibition.

Being able to predict the optimum time to perform maintenance as accurately as possible is becoming increasingly important in the value creation chain. This helps significantly reduce the downtime imposed by previously unpredictable failures and optimize maintenance strategies based on actual wear. Such is the importance of predictive maintenance (PM) to Industry 4.0 that it has been allocated a dedicated exhibition zone at HANNOVER MESSE 2016. And this is where ultrasound specialist SONOTEC is premiering its innovative SONAPHONE and showing how companies can save energy and boost the efficiency of their entire production process with ultrasonic measuring devices.

”Our new SONAPHONE heralds a groundbreaking development in predictive maintenance. The aim was to develop the first user-friendly ultrasonic measuring device to combine innovative measuring and sensor technology with smart software for predictive maintenance,” explains Hans-Joachim Münch, SONOTEC’s managing director. It is 25 years since the ultrasound specialist from Halle first started developing and supplying ultrasonic test equipment for identifying holes in compressed air and gas systems, monitoring storage facilities, detecting partial discharges and inspecting valves and steam traps. The company’s mobile ultrasonic measuring devices, which can be found in the standard toolkit of many maintenance professionals, play a key role in improving system safety and availability.



5. Turck, Hans at HANNOVER MESSE

At HANNOVER MESSE 2016, Hans Turck GmbH & Co. KG is exhibiting a new addition to the BL compact series for its BL ident RFID system – a robust IP67 module for connecting EtherCAT master systems.

Turck is launching its new BL compact RFID module with integrated EtherCAT interface at HANNOVER MESSE 2016. Now, the company’s tried-and-tested BL ident RFID system can be connected directly to EtherCAT master systems using the robust IP67-I/O module, so that large volumes of data from the control system can be read out and processed directly from the BL ident system. This is done using acyclic services to ensure the data is always available in the control system when needed and that time-sensitive and decision-relevant data can be processed in real time.

To achieve this, Hans Turck GmbH & Co. KG provides standard-compliant components, which are processed in the control system and thus ensure the RFID system can be easily integrated into users’ system landscapes. The BL compact module’s 16 Kbyte per channel provide plenty of scope for adequate storage, so that even large volumes of data can be processed. To enable the system to react quickly to applications, read and write commands can be stored directly in the module so as to reduce reaction time and boost processing speed. What’s more, the new system – like all BL ident modules – supports the parallel operation of read/write heads for HF and UHF, thus offering users a great deal of flexibility and allowing them to define the basic RFID technology through the application.

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6. Symmedia at HANNOVER MESSE

At HANNOVER MESSE 2016, symmedia GmbH is showcasing its symmedia SP/1 Parts intelligent spare parts store that networks production machinery directly with the manufacturer.

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As production downtime inevitably costs machine operators time and therefore money, the best solution would surely be to keep the right spare parts to hand for whenever and wherever they’re needed. But surely it would cost a fortune to store a full inventory? Machinery manufacturers keen to optimize increasingly important and above all high-margin service business can explore a new option called symmedia SP/1 Parts at HANNOVER MESSE 2016. It’s been designed by service expert symmedia, which focuses on getting machines online and developing digital service solutions for mechanical and plant engineering.

Parts, the intelligent spare parts store, is the latest addition to symmedia’s SP/1 software package that already offers well-established remote service, monitoring and maintenance functions. Parts networks operators’ production machinery directly with the manufacturer and automatically sets up an intelligent shopping cart with order suggestions based on the machine’s datasheets – so genuine spare parts can be ordered from the manufacturer with a single click. This not only saves time, but also helps plan machinery maintenance and ensures maximum long-term availability for production. This Industry 4.0 solution enables machine manufacturers to network their products on a global scale and to optimize the service they provide across all sectors. As manufacturers extend their increasingly important high-margin service business and seek to retain their preferred supplier status for spare parts, even after the guarantee has expired, machine operators will benefit from the optimized identification and ordering service provided by Parts. This intelligent spare parts store is already being used successfully by injection molding machinery engineer ENGEL Austria.



With its innovative operation and visualization concept, the LOGOSCREEN 600 being premiered at HANNOVER MESSE 2016 by family-run company JUMO from Hesse heralds a new generation of monitors.

JUMO GmbH & Co. KG is a third-generation family-run business that has built up an international reputation over the decades as a high-tech supplier of innovative products in the field of instrumentation, control and automation. Its current product portfolio ranges from the sensors used in temperature, pressure and analysis measuring technology through to the control, automation and recording of measurements. JUMO is unveiling an innovation from the last of these segments at HANNOVER MESSE 2016 – its new LOGOSCREEN 600.

The LOGOSCREEN 600 rolls JUMO’s decades of experience in paperless recorders into this innovative operation and visualization concept. From now on, it will usually take just three taps or less of the appropriate symbols to call up the desired process data. Different versions of the device are available for the paperless recording of process data – from the basic input-less model (which gathers process measurements via Ethernet or RS485 interfaces) through to the top-end device with three or six universal analog inputs, two analog outputs, twelve digital inputs and twelve individually switchable digital inputs/outputs. At just 119 millimeters deep, including connector plug, the LOGOSCREEN 600 can even be installed in shallow switch cabinets.



8. Fraunhofer-Institut IWU at HANNOVER MESSE

The Fraunhofer IWU is showcasing its ”Press Plant 4.0” at HANNOVER MESSE 2016 – a novel miniature model factory that offers trade visitors a virtual tour using augmented reality.

True to its motto ”Forschung für die Zukunft” (Research for the Future), the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology (IWU) focuses on application-oriented research and development in the field of production technology for the automotive and mechanical engineering industries. More than 650 highly qualified engineers and scientists work in its state-of-the-art laboratories for machine tools, forming and joining technology, mechatronics, precision technology and virtual reality in Chemnitz, Dresden, Augsburg and soon also Zittau (Oberlausitz). This makes the IWU one of Germany’s leading contractual research and development institutions in its specialized fields of work. At HANNOVER MESSE 2016, a team of researchers and developers from the IWU will be showcasing their ”Press Plant 4.0” project for the very first time under the tantalizing motto ”Visualize Industry 4.0”.

In a particularly effective approach to this theme, the IWU is using augmented reality to offer visitors a virtual tour through a miniature model of a future press plant based on Industry 4.0. They will be guided through the individual production stages in an interactive and easy-to-follow tour that uses the production of sample components to demonstrate the intelligent networking of processes, machines, plant and humans. It will also be made very clear how networking helps save time, energy and material, speeds up reaction times and makes factories more versatile in responding to market changes.

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TI, USB 타입-C와 USB PD 컨트롤러로 설계 간소화



TI의 전원 경로를 완벽하게 통합한 업계 최초 200W 및 100W USB 타입-C와 USB PD (Power Dilivery) 컨트롤러로 설계 간소화

듀얼 및 단일 포트 애플리케이션에 더 높은 전력 제공

TI코리아(대표이사 루크 리)는 2개의 새로운 USB 타입-C™ 및 PD(Power Delivery) 컨트롤러 제품을 출시한다고 밝혔다. 이들 제품은 전원 경로를 완벽하게 통합함으로써 설계를 간소화하고, 솔루션 크기를 최소화하며 개발 시간을 단축할 수 있도록 한다. 신제품 TPS65987D와 TPS65988은 업계 최고의 통합 수준을 제공하여 설계의 복잡성을 줄여주고 전반적인 비용을 절감해준다.

TI의 전원 경로를 완벽하게 통합한 업계 최초 200W 및 100W USB 타입-C와 USB PD (Power Dilivery) 컨트롤러로 설계 간소화

이들 제품은 업계 최초로 각각 100W 및 200W 전력을 소싱할 수 있는 USB PD 컨트롤러로서, 컴퓨팅 애플리케이션을 지원할뿐만 아니라 무선 전동 공구, 게임 기기, 가상 현실 헤드셋과 같은 애플리케이션에서도 USB 타입-C의 이점을 활용할 수 있도록 한다. TPS65987D는 100W 전력을 소싱할 수 있도록 설계된 단일 포트 제품으로서, 독립적인 20V 5A 소싱 및 싱크 부하 스위치를 포함한다.

또한 TPS65987D는 25mW의 낮은 RDS(on)와 역 전류 보호 기능을 포함하여 포트의 충전 요구를 관리하기 위한 포괄적인 솔루션을 제공한다. 듀얼 포트 제품인 TPS65988은 200W의 전력을 소싱할 수 있으며, 2개의 통합 5A 양방향 부하 스위치와 외부 전원 경로 제어를 제공하여 동시에 5A 소싱이 가능하다.

특히 완벽하게 통합된 USB PD 컨트롤러 제품은 통상적으로 18개의 외부 전원 경로 부품이 필요한 디스크리트 구현에 비해서 설계 복잡성을 줄여준다. 또한 이들 새로운 컨트롤러 제품은 다중의 전원 경로에 대한 역 전류 보호 기능을 포함하여 추가적으로 보드 공간을 줄여주고, 시스템과 컨트롤러를 과전류로부터 보호할 수 있다.

200W 전력으로 빠르게 USB 타입-C 충전이 가능하며, 2개의 통합 5A FET 경로로 PC 노트북, 도킹 스테이션 애플리케이션이나 커넥티드 주변기기와 같은 고전력 애플리케이션이 가능하며, 낮은 RDS(on)은 최소한의 전력 손실로 효율적인 충전을 할 수 있다.

가장 일반적인 사용 사례를 위해 각 디바이스가 사전 구성되어있어 펌웨어 개발이 필요하지 않으므로 빠르고 쉽게 선택하고 구현할 수 있다.

또한 이들 제품은 USB PD 3.0 인증, UL 인증, IEC 안전성 인증을 획득하였으며, Display Port™와 Thunderbolt™ 애플리케이션을 비롯한 대부분의 주요 사용 사례를 지원하도록 사전에 프로그램되었다. 또한 사용이 편리한 구성 툴을 통해서 추가 사용 사례들을 지원한다.

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슈나이더 일렉트릭, 데이터센터와 IT를 위한 클라우드 기반 협업 솔루션 출시



EcoStruxure IT for Partners

슈나이더일렉트릭, 에코스트럭처 IT 파트너(EcoStruxure™ IT for Partners) 출시

슈나이더 일렉트릭(한국지사 대표 김경록)이 싱가포르에서 개최되고 있는 아시아 최대 규모 서밋 ’2018 이노베이션 서밋 싱가포르’에서 새로운 에코스트럭처 플랫폼 솔루션인 ’에코스트럭처 IT 파트너(EcoStruxure™ IT for Partners)’의 출시를 공식화했다.

이는 데이터센터 및 IT 솔루션 제공업체를 위해 특화된 개방형 클라우드 기반의 멀티 테넌트 플랫폼 솔루션이다. 슈나이더 일렉트릭의 사물인터넷(IoT) 기반 통합 아키텍처 플랫폼인 에코스트럭처의 예측 분석 서비스를 지원한다. 또한, 솔루션 제공업체를 위한 애플리케이션 및 도구를 호스팅해 새로운 서비스 제품과 사업 모델을 구축한다.

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특히 새로 출시된 버전에는 모니터링 애플리케이션인 ‘에코스트럭처 IT 엑스퍼트(EcoStruxure™ IT Expert)’가 포함된다. 실시간 데이터 제공과 사전 예방 권장 사항에 기반한 원격 모니터링 서비스가 제공돼 평균 수리 시간을 절감하고, 시스템 가용성을 개선해준다.

데이터센터·IT 솔루션 제공업체에 특화된 업계 최초 클라우드 기반 솔루션

’에코스트럭처 IT 엑스퍼트’는 분산된 IT 환경에서 데이터센터에 이르는 빅데이터와 지능형 벤치마킹도 활용한다. 주요 IT 인프라에 대한 의존도가 높아지는 현재 트렌드에 맞춰 고객이 필요 하는 신속하고 용이한 서비스를 제공한다.

가장 큰 장점으로는 벤더에 구애 받지 않는 멀티 테넌트 모니터링 플랫폼으로 파트너가 서비스 제품을 추가 확장해 전력 및 냉각을 포함할 수 있다. 또한, 파트너는 새로운 고객에게도 구축이 용이한 소프트웨어를 활용해 서비스 제품으로 재판매도 가능하여 추가적 매출 기회를 확보할 수 있다.

권지웅 슈나이더 일렉트릭 코리아 IT 사업부 본부장은 ”EcoStruxure IT Expert는 파트너에게 다중 현장에서 가시성을 제공하고, 잠재 매출 기회를 발견할 수 있는 토대를 마련해준다”고 밝히고, ”향후 에코스트럭처 IT 파트너 내에 추가 기능과 애플리케이션을 구현함으로써 파트너가 고객 현장에 원격으로 접근하고, 효율성과 제어를 향상시켜 현장 방문 필요성을 줄여 나갈 계획”이라고 말했다.

슈나이더 일렉트릭의 ’에코스트럭처 IT(EcoStruxure IT)’는 모든 IoT 지원 물리적 인프라 자산의 안전한 전력 및 냉각을 제공한다. 소규모 분산 환경에서의 속도와 비용 효율성을 중점에 두고 설계된 클라우드 지원 UPS인 ‘Smart-UPS 시리즈’ 등도 포함되어 있다.

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인피니언, 고속 통신 지원 System Basis Chip 출시



System Basis Chip(SBC) 제품군

인피니언 테크놀로지스(코리아 대표이사 이승수)는 2개의 새로운 System Basis Chip(SBC) 제품군 Lite와 Mid-Range+를 출시한다고 밝혔다. 이들 제품은 다양한 자동차 애플리케이션의 5Mbit/s 통신을 위한 ISO CAN FD 프로토콜을 지원하는 업계 최초의 SBC 제품이다.

자동차 ECU의 마이크로컨트롤러에 전력과 통신 기능을 제공하는 SBC는 전압 전원(voltage supplies), 통신 버스 인터페이스(CAN, LIN), 감시 기능을 결합한 IC이다. 3가지 기능을 하나의 칩으로 통합하여 디스크리트 솔루션 대비 시스템 비용을 낮추고 최고 80퍼센트까지 더 작은 디자인 풋프린트를 달성할 수 있다.

System Basis Chip(SBC) 제품군

인피니언의 Lite SBC는 엔트리급 SBC로서 시스템 비용을 낮추고자 할 때 적합하다. 하나의 CAN 트랜시버를 포함하며, 차량내 무선 충전기, NOx 센서, 기어 변속기, 조명 제어 유닛 같은 다양한 애플리케이션에 사용할 수 있다. Mid-Range+ SBC는 하나의 CAN과 LIN 트랜시버를 2개까지 포함하는 제품으로서, 차체 제어 모듈이나 게이트웨이 모듈 등에 사용하기에 적합하다.

최근의 자동차는 갈수록 더 빠른 통신 기능을 요구한다. CAN FD 프로토콜은 공장이나 서비스 센터에서 소프트웨어 업데이트 용으로 개발된 것이다. 오늘날에는 차량 내부적인 통신뿐만 아니라 외부 세계와의 연결성을 위해서 점점 더 높은 대역폭과 긴 페이로드를 필요로 하게 되었다. 예를 들어서 매트릭스 LED 조명 같은 하이엔드 전방 조명 애플리케이션은 상향등 눈부심을 없애기 위해서 카메라 시스템과 센서로부터 대량의 데이터를 필요로 한다.

고속 통신과 더불어서, 새로운 SBC 제품은 전력 소모를 낮출 수 있다. 선택 기능인 부분 네트워킹 기능을 사용해서 ECU가 사용되지 않을 때 슬립 모드나 정지 모드로 전환함으로써 전류 소모를 낮출 수 있다. 또한 Lite SBC 제품군은 high side에 위치한 n-채널 MOSFET을 구동할 수 있도록 차지 펌프(charge pump)를 내장하고 있다. 그러므로 슬립 모드 시에 외부 부하를 차단함으로써 대기 전류(quiescent current)를 더 낮출 수 있다.

SBC 제품은 ECU의 기능안전을 위해서 저전압 모니터링, 리셋 가능 윈도우 워치독, 페일 세이프 동작 모드, 페일 세이프 출력 등 진단 기능과 감시 기능을 포함한다. 여기에 더해서 Mid-Range+ 제품군은 4개 상측 스위치를 사용해서 외부 부하를 구동할 수 있다.

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