Creating sustainable packaging solutions for confectionery goods
Sappi and the packaging technology manufacturer Syntegon Technology are joining forces for more sustainable solutions in the confectionery industry. The pressure on brand manufacturers and...
Mitsubishi Electric acquires ASTES4 SA in Switzerland
The strategic purchase of ASTES4 SA automated sheet metal sorting systems will strengthen Mitsubishi Electric’s global laser processing machine business. Based in Switzerland ASTES4 SA...
New mobile wireless router for high-bandwidth industrial remote communication
Siemens has expanded its Scalance M wireless router series by adding two new devices. The Scalance M876-3 is ideally suited for transmitting data via...
Wood innovation looks beyond sawmilling to nail manufacturing process
PRINCIPLES from the automotive, mining and paper industries have helped develop a machine to convert cheap pulpwood into a premium product with the same properties as tropical hardwood.
Hyperloop One opens its first manufacturing plant
Engineers are beginning to construct the components of DevLoop ready for 2017.
New material switches from water-repelling to water-loving with electric current
Generally, water repellent objects and those that attract or absorb water have very different microscopic-level attributes that endow them with their behavior. For example, the myriad tiny hairs on a gecko's body help it to efficiently repel water, whilst specially treated cotton designed for harvesting water from the air contains millions of tiny pores that draw in liquid. Now researchers have discovered a way to use a single type of material to perform both functions, switching between liquid attraction and liquid repulsion, simply through the application of an electric voltage.
Prominent visit: US President Obama and Chancellor Merkel at HARTING
Great joy at the HARTING Technology Group: The opening of the world's largest industrial trade show saw US President Barack Obama visit the company’s stand together with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, with the Harting family greeting the two heads of state. The United States is this year's partner country of the Hannover Messe.
NIWeek: Tablet-based augmented reality helps predictive maintenance for pumps
Sensors on critical pumps can feed a system to help technicians or operators identify when failures are pending and improve energy efficiency. A major U.S. refinery will host a pilot pump diagnostic project, similar to an NIWeek 2016 stage demonstration held on Aug. 2. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) demo highlighted collaboration among Flowserve, PTC ThingWorx, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and National Instruments. It builds on a 2016 NIWeek augmented reality demo using a highly instrumented mountain bike.
New Cushman & Wakefield Map Reveals CEE’s Industrial Landscape
Cushman & Wakefield has published a new map and comprehensive overview of the most important logistics and industrial sites in Central Europe, Russia and Germany. In addition, this year’s edition has been expanded with figures for Milan, Italy.