IED Communications Ltd

Automation 2012: India’s Largest and Most Important Expo on Automation Technologies Returns Bigger and Better

The country’s premiere automation exposition will open its doors to industry leaders and enthusiasts between the 7th and 10th of September at the NSE Complex in Mumbai. Over 600 national and international exhibitors are participating and displaying the latest in state-of-the-art automation systems.


Kennametal Shlomi Plant Receives Israel’s National Quality Award

Kennametal Inc. (NYSE:KMT), a global leader in tooling and providing custom and standard wear-resistant solutions to customers worldwide, is pleased to announce its Shlomi plant in Israel was awarded the country’s most prestigious prize for business: the Yitzhak Rabin National Quality and Excellence Award. The prize is Israel’s equivalent to the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award in the United States.

HMS Industrial Networks AB

PROFINET migration made easy with new Anybus X-gateways from HMS

HMS Industrial Networks has released a series of new Anybus X-gateways that enable communication between several industrial networks and PROFINET IRT. The new X-gateways can connect PROFIBUS and CANopen to PROFINET IRT with fibre-optics, and ControlNet, EtherNet/IP and DeviceNet to PROFINET IRT with copper cabling. The new X-gateways help plant owners and machine builders to migrate to PROFINET without making changes to their existing machinery.


EPLAN Platform increases the speed of process at the company W. Althaus AG by 30%

Swiss company, W. Althaus AG, a full-service provider for industrial automation, delivers around 5000 switch cabinets per year all over the world, uses the EPLAN Platform as the backbone for data consistency. The recent migration to EPLAN Pro Panel, the 3D system for switchgear construction, brought about a quantum leap in terms of process optimization.



Where do tool manufacturers stand as regards economic working methods for CFRPs, composites, etc.? What new tool concepts are there? What does the future hold? Kennametal’s specialists have been working in the field for many years, and this has enabled them to build up considerable expertise.

NORD Drivesystems

Aluminum replaces stainless steel

NSD tupH from NORD for cost-efficient hygienic drive solutions


LM1247 and LM2070

New linear DC-Servomotors with Axial Connection, Series LM1247 and LM2070


New "Copper" add-on module for EPLAN Pro Panel Professional

Switchgear is used virtually everywhere that electricity flows. The new "Copper" add-on module for EPLAN Pro Panel Professional allows free design, configuration and virtual assembly of control cabinets and the necessary busbar systems. With EPLAN Pro Panel "Copper", information from the "Rittal Power Engineering" planning tool, which is software used for the configuration and design of low-voltage switchgear systems. For example, it can be utilised to fit the necessary Rittal system components into a virtual 3D model.

Keyence France


This new profile measuring instrument is a real technological breakthrough. Being approximately 30 times faster than the best standard of the market, with the LJ-V Series it is possible to check instantaneously the results of a scanned target using a 3D view on line. It is also characterized by the simplicity of its implementation, its precision and its stability of detection.

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