Bereit für das digitale Bahnzeitalter – Innotrans 2018: Pilz zeigt umfassende Industrie-4.0-Lösungen für die Schiene

Auf der Innotrans 2018 vom 18. bis 21. September 2018 zeigt das Automatisierungsunternehmen Pilz sein umfassendes Lösungsangebot für die Digitalisierung auf dem Zug und an der Strecke. Über Steuerungslösungen mit dem Automatisierungssystem PSS 4000-R hinaus bietet Pilz Komplettlösungen bis hin zum fertig verdrahteten Schaltschrank. Im Rahmen der InnoTrans Convention gibt Pilz am 21. September im Dialogforum „Innovationspfade 4.0 – VDB-Zukunftswerkstatt“ Denkanstöße zum Thema „Industrie 4.0 – Bahn 4.0: Chancen für den Mittelstand“.

Lösungen von Pilz sind in Applikationen bis zur höchsten Sicherheitsintegritätsstufe SIL 4 einsetzbar, erfüllen die normativen Anforderungen nach CENELEC und unterstützen das offene RaSTA-Protokoll.

Industrielle Automatisierungstechnik auf Bahnniveau
Für Modernisierung und Ausbau der Bahninfrastruktur setzt Pilz auf offene, industrieerprobte Automatisierungstechnik. Auf der Innotrans zeigt Pilz anhand von Modellen, wie Bahnübergänge oder Weichensteuerungen mit dem Automatisierungssystem PSS 4000-R automatisiert werden können. Dabei überwacht PSS 4000-R beim Bahnübergang z.B. den Schrankenantrieb sowie die Endlagen der Schranken, den Freiraum zwischen den Schranken oder bei Weichen die Endlagen und Verschlüsse sowie Signale.

Das System besteht zum einen aus universell einsetzbaren und bereits bahnerprobten Steuerungen, die robust gegenüber elektromagnetischen Störungen, extremen Temperaturen und mechanischen Belastungen sind. Zum anderen unterstützen Software-Werkzeuge bei Planung und Betrieb: In Berlin präsentiert Pilz die Software-Plattform PAS4000 für Erstellung, Konfiguration und Parametrierung sowie die webbasierte Visualisierungslösung PASvisu für Anlagenbedienung, Beobachtung, Analyse und Wartung auf einen Blick – auch aus der Ferne. Damit beschleunigen Anwender ihre Projekte vom Engineering über die Runtime bis zur Wartung. Vorteil: Schnelle Erkennung sowie Lokalisierung von Störungen und Fehlern.

Vernetzt und doch geschützt
Auf dem Weg zu Schiene 4.0 spielen die Themen Vernetzung und Security eine große Rolle. Auf der Innotrans ist eine Monitoring-Lösung zu sehen, bestehend aus dem Automatisierungssystem PSS 4000-R, der Visualisierungssoftware PASvisu und dem IIoT-Gateway Revolution Pi. Das IIoT-Gateway sendet Daten der Steuerung wie z.B. Vibrationen, Temperaturen, Stromverbrauch und Zeiten in die Cloud des Betreibers. Dieser hat damit weltweiten Zugriff und kann auf Basis dieser Daten festlegen, wann beispielsweise die nächste Wartung durchgeführt werden muss.

Den notwendigen Schutz vor Manipulationen und unberechtigten Zugriffen auf Steuerungen von Pilz bietet die Pilz SecurityBridge. Anders als generische Firewalls muss die SecurityBridge nicht aufwändig konfiguriert werden und kann nach dem Plug-and-play-Prinzip einfach in Betrieb genommen werden.

Sensoren mit vielfältigen Möglichkeiten
Der sicher geregelte Zugang zu Gefahrstellen und -bereichen sowie der Zutrittsschutz benötigt sichere Sensorik. Anhand eines Schutztürmodells zeigt Pilz auf der Innotrans verschiedene Sensortechnologien: Dazu gehören Sicherheitsschalter und komplette Schutztürsysteme zur Überwachung von Positionen und trennende Schutzeinrichtungen. Optische und taktile Sensoren wie Lichtschranken, Kamerasysteme oder dynamische Schaltmatten eignen sich für die Überwachung von Flächen oder Räumen und bieten damit vielfältige Einsatzbereiche nicht nur in der Werkstatt, sondern auch auf oder neben den Schienenfahrzeugen.

„Pilz ist Partner für standardisierte, sichere Industriekomponenten und -systeme für die Bahntechnik. Modulare Hardware und einfachste Programmierung machen unsere Lösungen hoch flexibel. Deshalb setzen Bahnkunden in aller Welt unsere Komponenten und Systeme in einer Vielzahl von Anwendungen ein. In über 50 Ländern bieten wir kundenorientierte Lösungen für die Bahnindustrie“, erklärt Susanne Kunschert, geschäftsführende Gesellschafterin von Pilz.

Auf der Innotrans 2018 finden Sie Pilz in Halle 6.2, Stand 214.
Mehr zum Messeauftritt unter: https://www.pilz.com/de-DE/innotrans

 

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Ready for the digital age of rail – InnoTrans 2018: Pilz presents comprehensive Industrie 4.0 solutions for the rail industry

At InnoTrans 2018, from 18-21 September 2018, automation systems provider Pilz will present its comprehensive solution offerings for digitalisation on trains and railway lines. Beyond control system solutions with the PSS 4000-R automation system, Pilz offers complete solutions up to and including completely pre-wired control cabinets. On September 21, as part of the InnoTrans Convention, Pilz will present ideas in the “Innovative paths 4.0 – VDB future workshop” on the topic of “Industrie 4.0 – Rail 4.0: Opportunities for mid-sized companies”.

Solutions by Pilz can be used in applications up to the highest safety integrity level – SIL 4, meet CENELEC’s normative requirements, and support the open RaSTA protocol.

Industrial automation technology at the railway level
To contribute to the modernisation and expansion of railway infrastructure, Pilz is investing in open, industry-proven automation technology. At InnoTrans, Pilz uses models to show how railway crossings or switch controllers can be automated with the PSS 4000-R automation system. The PSS 4000-R monitors areas on railways crossings such as barrier operation and end positions, the space between the barriers, switch end positions, connections and signals.

The system consists of universally applicable control systems that have already been tested in rail operations and are robust with regard to electromagnetic faults, extreme temperatures and mechanical stress. Software tools also provide support for planning and operation: In Berlin, Pilz will present the PAS4000 software platform for creation, configuration and parametrisation and the web-based PASvisu visualisation solution for system operation, monitoring, analysis and maintenance at a glance – even remotely. This allows users to accelerate their projects, from engineering to runtime to maintenance. Advantage: Fast detection and localisation of errors and faults.

Networked, but still protected
As we approach Track 4.0, the issues of networking and security play an important role. At InnoTrans, Pilz will present a monitoring solution that consists of the PSS 4000-R automation system, the PASvisu visualisation software and the IIoT gateway Revolution Pi. The IIoT gateway sends control data such as vibrations, temperatures, power consumption and times to the operator’s cloud. This gives the operator worldwide access, so that – based on this data – he can for instance determine when maintenance must next be carried out.

Pilz SecurityBridge offers the necessary protection from manipulation and unauthorised access to control systems. Unlike generic firewalls, SecurityBridge requires no complex configuration; it is easy to commission using the plug-and-play principle.

Sensors with multifaceted capabilities
Securely regulated access to danger points and zones, as well as access protection, requires reliable sensors. Based on a safety gate model, Pilz will display various sensor technologies at InnoTrans: Among them are safety switches and entire safety gate systems for monitoring positions and guards. Optical and tactile sensors such as light curtains, camera systems and dynamic pressure sensitive mats are suited to monitoring areas or spaces and thus offer multifaceted fields of use not only for workshops, but also on or near rail vehicles.

“Pilz is the right partner for standardised, safe industrial components and systems for railway technology. Modular hardware and very simple programming make our solutions highly flexible. That is why rail customers from all over the world are investing in our components and systems in a wide range of applications. In more than 50 countries, we offer customer-oriented solutions for the rail industry,” says Susanne Kunschert, Managing Partner at Pilz.

At InnoTrans 2018, you will be able to find Pilz in Hall 6.2 at Stand 214.
You can find out more about our exhibition appearance at:https://www.pilz.com/en-DE/innotrans

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ecsec supports trustworthy digitalisation under hand and seal

The Federal Office for Information Security has published new versions of the Technical Guidelines for "Replacement Scanning" (RESISCAN) and the "Preservation of Evidence of Cryptographically Signed Documents" (TR-ESOR), developed with the support of ecsec, which provide the basis for efficient and secure digitalisation of business and public administration.

Secure digital administration processes thanks to RESISCAN, E-File, TR-ESOR & Co.

As part of the digitalisation strategy of the new German Federal Government, the electronic transaction processing in public administration (E-File) plays an important role. The Federal Government’s E-Government Act has already provided regulations for the "Electronic record-keeping" (§ 6 EGovG) and the "Conversion and destruction of the original paper document" (§ 7 EGovG) since 2013, whereby the systems and processes used must be protected using state-of-the-art security measures. The required and recommended measures are described in the relevant Technical Guidelines of the Federal Office for Information Security, such as BSI TR-03125 (TR-ESOR, "Preservation of Evidence of Cryptographically Signed Document ") and BSI TR-03138 (TR-RESISCAN, "Replacement Scanning"). With the support of ecsec both guidelines were recently updated and adapted, among other things, to the legal framework of the pan-European eIDAS-Regulation (EU) No 910/2014 and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) No 2016/679.

eIDAS-Regulation creates opportunities for secure and efficient digitalisation

Both the substituting scanning according to version 1.2 of BSI TR-03138 (RESISCAN) and the preservation of evidence of cryptographically signed documents in accordance with version 1.2.1 of BSI TR-03125 (TR-ESOR) result in organisational relief. Electronic seals that are assigned to legal persons can now, for example, be used in scanning processes to protect the integrity and evidence of scanned documents. These new options for the implementation of TR-RESISCAN have already been applied by first users in the federal administration, such as the Federal Railway Estate Authority – a federal authority within the scope of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure. Thus, the annually scanned 250,000 documents with 1.2 million pages no longer have to be archived in paper form, but can now be electronically stored and processed in an E-File.

"The Technical Guidelines of the Federal Office for Information Security provide the basis for the secure electronic handling of economical and administrative business processes," adds Dr. Detlef Hühnlein, CEO of ecsec GmbH. "We are very pleased that the opportunities for trustworthy digitalisation offered by the eIDAS-Regulation are increasingly being recognised and used by authorities."

Current version of guidelines available at https://resiscan.de and https://tr-esor.de

The current version 1.2 of the BSI TR-03138 “Replacement Scanning” (RESISCAN) is available at https://resiscan.de and comprises in addition to the main document with the modular requirements catalogue, a test specification (Annex P), the result of a generic risk analysis (Annex A), answers to frequently asked questions (Annex F), non-binding legal advice on the use of TR-RESISCAN (Annex R) and an exemplary process instruction (Annex V).

The current version 1.2.1 of BSI TR-03125 “Preservation of Evidence of Cryptographically Signed Documents” (TR-ESOR) is available at https://tr-esor.de providing recommendations for a reference architecture including its processes, modules and interfaces as a concept of a Middleware, requirements for data, document and exchange formats for archive data objects and evidence data, as well as additional requirements for federal authorities and compliance rules for various levels of compliance

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asknet with high customer demand and double-digit sales growth in the first half of 2018

asknet AG, a subsidiary of the Swiss-listed integrated e-commerce services and marketplaces company The Native SA, recorded high customer demand and a strong performance in the online shops it operates in the first half of 2018. According to preliminary calculations, consolidated 1H 2018 sales revenues rose by 18% compared to the same period of 2017 and amounted to 40.3 million euros.

In the eCommerce Solutions business unit, the large number of new customers gained in the first six months of 2018 contributed to the good performance. In addition, new online shops that had been launched in the second half of 2017 were further ramped up, which led to a significant increase in sales revenues and consequently to rising gross profits. In the Academics business unit asknet AG welcomed further new customers and expanded its geographic footprint, with the most recent new client example being a new framework agreement signed by asknet AG for the distribution of software to state and state-accredited universities and colleges of the German federal state of Saxony. The agreement became effective as of May 2018 for a period of three years and will already noticeably contribute to the results in the second half of 2018.

After a fundamental transformation in the past three years, the company is now moving into a strong growth stage of its business development. To sustain and expand this growth, asknet is investing continuously in new sales resources. In the Academics business unit additional employees were hired in the beginning of 2018 to support the new sales partnership with ANSYS Inc., the global leader in simulation software. As the eCommerce Solutions business unit aims at further internationalizing its operations, new sales resources are being installed in the United States currently. The new operating headquarter of The Native SA in New York City will further contribute to the expansion of asknet’s market position in North America.

Additional investments were aimed at strengthening the technological basis. For example, in May, the eCommerce Solutions business unit launched a new version of its eCommerce suite.

In connection with the new growth path, asknet recently also implemented a new governance structure for its second level of management. This included the establishment of the position of the head of business development and marketing in person of Aston Fallen, reflecting the increased focus on sales and key account management in the asknet group.

The investments in technology, sales and marketing as well as customer support will likely continue in the course of the year.

“We are firmly on the path to transform asknet AG into a fast growing international e-commerce services player and our preliminary 1H 2018 results are the first and clear evidence to that”, commented Sergey Skatershchikov, CEO of asknet AG.

The publication of the final interim consolidated financial statements is scheduled for September 28, 2018.

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Accident at Blanket Mine

Caledonia Mining Corporation Plc (http://www.commodity-tv.net/c/search_adv/?v=298338) regrets to announce a fatality at the Blanket Mine in Zimbabwe in a mining-related accident on 12 July 2018.

The accident occurred in a development area at the Blanket ore body section of the mine. Management has notified the Minister of Mines and Mining Development and the Inspector of Mines and will provide all the necessary assistance to the Ministry of Mines Inspectorate Department in its enquiry into this incident.

Until such a time as the outcome of this enquiry has been reached, no further details can be released. The directors and management of Caledonia and Blanket express their sincere condolences to the family and colleagues of the deceased.

Steve Curtis, Chief Executive Officer, said:

“It is with great sadness that we announce a fatal accident at Blanket Mine on the 12th of July 2018. This is a very disappointing setback to our efforts to improve safety at Blanket which has been a key focus area for the business in 2018. My colleagues and I express our sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the deceased".

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100% target achievement by KECK for centrotherm

The SNEC PV Power Expo in Shanghai is not only the largest trade fair in the Asian photovoltaic industry, but also the most important globally. The technology provider Centrotherm took the opportunity to present highly efficient solar cell concepts and the associated production solutions to an international audience.

There were two extraordinary highlights:
The new centrotherm LPCVD production system c.DEPO LP, which ranks number five of the 25 most innovative production solutions for the photovoltaic industry. As well as the flexibilty app on the trade fair stand, which demonstrates the special variety of centrotherm production solutions to the public.

The KECK team faced two great challenges in the concept development stage. On the one hand, the aim was to surpass the great results from the 2017 event. On the other hand, the stand had to have an innovative design that was consistent with the highlights, and which could be realised at a very high standard despite the short set up and dismantling time.

The new trade fair stand design was characterised by the impressive façade made of large, blackened glass elements, in which the large-format (3 x 7 m) LED surface was integrated. Thanks to the two-storey structure, there was enough space to present the products in a way that would attract visitors, as well as enable in-depth discussions on the quieter upper level.

In the end, it was “mission accomplished” for KECK.

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Westernacher becomes Gold Partner in SAP PartnerEdge Program

Westernacher has achieved the next level in the SAP PartnerEdge Program. In July 2018, the Walldorf-based company awarded Westernacher a gold partnership for its outstanding customer service and references, proven expertise in software implementations and customization, as well as strong strategic alignment.

As one of the leading consulting companies for Digital Supply Chain Management, Westernacher brings together two essential elements of innovation: deep supply chain process expertise and decades of SAP consulting experience. With a broad portfolio of business practices and more than 500 consultants in the relevant industries, Westernacher provides a real end-to-end approach for companies willing to succeed in the networked age.

“The status upgrade shows we stand out among our peers from the same industry,” explains Dr. Martin Weiss, Managing Partner and member of Westernacher’s Group Executive Board. “We convince a lot of customers with our many years of experience in huge SAP implementations with special expertise in Transportation, Warehouse Management, Planning & Analytics and S/4HANA.”

PartnerEdge is an SAP initiative that rewards its partners for their efforts and achievements, including the sales performance of licenses, certifications in technical, support and sales aspects, positive customer feedback and getting marketing activities on track.

Dr. Weiss adds that the expansion into key innovation sectors such as SAP Leonardo and SAP Yard Logistics, where Westernacher is already one of SAP’s 18 strategic innovation partners, has also contributed to the acquisition of this gold status.

“We’re happy about this achievement,” states Dr. Weiss. “We feel a better strategic positioning and we are well recognized on the market.”

According to Market Unit Lead for the DACH region, Matthias Hollenders, the award is also proof of Westernacher’s commitment to bringing both innovation and quality to its customers and its long-standing, solid partnership with SAP.

“I’m proud that we’re now an SAP gold partner, as this emphasizes once again our focus on bringing together innovation of Business and IT with the latest strategic SAP technology,” says Mr. Hollenders.

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ProMinent at ACHEMA 2018: Motor-driven meteing pump Sigma X

Discover the metering pumps for digital fluid management: At ACHEMA 2018 between 11 and 15 June 2018 in Frankfurt, Germany, in hall 8 on stand J94. ProMinent’s new Sigma X range provides smart and flexible motor-driven metering pumps that set new benchmarks in terms of operating convenience, reliability and safety.

Representing the systematic evolution of our Sigma product range, which has proved itself a million times over, the new Sigma X combines its durability and process reliability with an innovative and uniform operating concept coupled with comprehensive connectivity.

Constituting an integral part of our new Dulconnex range of solutions for digital fluid management, the new motor-driven metering pump features integral Profibus and CANopen interfaces for connection to process management systems and Bluetooth- and Wi-Fi connection. The Sigma X therefore enables the simple monitoring, analysis and optimization of metering processes. This minimizes the consumption of raw materials used, operating errors, and down times. At the same time, the customer service is improved through networking, transparency, and automation, and the timely delivery, maintenance, and repairs on site are ensured.

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ProMinent at ACHEMA 2018: Solenoid diaphragm metering pump gamma/ XL

Gamma XL will be showcased at ACHEMA 2018 between 11 and 15 June 2018 in Frankfurt, Germany, hall 8 on stand J94.

The Gamma XL extends the performance spectrum of ProMinent’s intelligent solenoid metering pump series gamma/ X. The Gamma XL is as smart, easy to use and has the same long service life as its smaller sister model. With a higher capacity range of 8 to 80 l/h at 25 to 2 bar, the gamma/ XL increases the versatility of the gamma/ X product range and opens numerous new fields of application.

The new gamma/ XL is “Ready for Industry 4.0”. Designed as a smart product, it can be connected to ProMinent’s web-based fluid management platform Dulconnect. For the digital fluid management, the solenoid-driven metering pump includes integrated Profibus and CANopen interfaces for the connection to process control systems. Thus, the gamma/ XL allows you to monitor, analyse and optimise metering processes with ease. In this way, metering processes can be monitored in real time, avoid downtimes avoided and reports generated fully automatically. An additional highlight of the new gamma/ XL is its extended connectivity.

This minimizes the consumption of raw materials used, operating errors, and down times. At the same time, the customer service is improved through networking, transparency, and automation, and the timely delivery, maintenance, and repairs on site are ensured.

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ISO Travel Solutions ist OTDS-Mitglied

Die ISO Travel Solutions GmbH (ITS) ist zum 1. Juni 2018 dem OTDS e.V. beigetreten. Mit dem modularen Reiseveranstalter-System Pacific bietet die ITS bereits seit längerem die Möglichkeit des Datenexports im Offenen Touristischen Datenstandard (OTDS) an. Der Beitritt zum OTDS e.V. ist daher nur die logische Konsequenz, um enger in die Vereins- und Formatentwicklungen eingebunden zu sein.

Die ISO Travel Solutions beliefert zahlreiche Reiseveranstalter im deutschen und internationalen Markt mit angereicherten Hotelpaketen ihrer Pacific-Kunden im OTDS-Format. Die Unterkunftsleistungen, oft auch in Kombination mit Zusatzleistungen wie Eintrittskarten und sonstigen Add-ons, werden von den Veranstaltern zu attraktiven Pauschalreisen paketiert.

„Unsere Pacific-Anwender haben oft sehr spezifische Anforderungen an die Produktion und Distribution ihrer Reiseangebote“, erläutert Markus Kretschmer, Prokuristen der ISO Travel Solutions. „In der Vergangenheit wurden dafür diverse individuelle Formate benutzt. Wir haben unseren Kunden empfohlen, auf OTDS umzusteigen, um allen Partnern die Angebotsdaten in einem einheitlichen Standardformat zu liefern. Damit ersparen sich alle Seiten Zeit und Aufwand; zudem gelangen die Angebotsdaten zeitnah und in hoher Qualität in die Vertriebskanäle.“

Über die Mitgliedschaft im OTDS-Verein begleitet ISO Travel Solutions die Weiterentwicklung des Formats nun auch aktiv und profitiert von den Mehrwerten für Mitglieder bei Support, Kommunikation und Dokumentation.

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