ProMinent at ACHEMA 2018: Controller AEGIS II

ProMinent is presenting its new controller Aegis II for cooling and boiler water treatment between 11 and 15 June 2018 on Stand J94 in hall 8 at ACHEMA in Frankfurt, Germany. The device regulates the bleeding and the metering of corrosion inhibitors and biocides.

It reliably prevents corrosion, deposits and biological growth in evaporator cooling water circuits, and thus maintains the cleanliness of pipework and heat exchangers.

With the new controller, all the measurement parameters required can be entered and the functions needed for trouble-free operation can be controlled. The controller Aegis II continuously measures and controls the electrolytic conductivity for blowdown control and determines whether enough corrosion inhibitor has been metered. Simultaneously it also measures and controls the pH and the concentration of the biocides (e.g. chlorine).

The device guarantees an efficient cooling circuit: The automatic bleeding, and the precise addition of biocides and corrosion inhibitors ensure a constantly high level of efficiency in the cooling circuit heat exchanger.

The new Aegis II Cooling Tower Controller works with conventional Prominent pH, ORP and amperometric sensors for chlorine, bromine, PAA as well as with conventional analog and digital sensors and actuators. The built-in web server over LAN or optional WiFi can be used to configure the controller or doing remote maintenance.

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AERZEN Service network. Perfectly connected throughout Germany

Perfect machine availability also has to do with short distances. Therefore AERZEN is continuously expanding its service network. The  new service centres in Mönchengladbach, Essen and Trier recently started their work in order to be on site quickly and provide competent help.

AERZEN invests specifically in a dense service network, with bases strategically distributed over the country, in order to be able to help the customers in the best possible way with fast reaction times and short distances. Furthermore, the costs of service calls are reduced due to considerably lower travel costs. More than 35 highly qualified and certified specialists are available in Germany alone. These service technicians are specially trained on AERZEN standard air blower packages. AERZEN Service from the headquarters in Aerzen is still responsible for all other machines.

OEM-competence with security certificate.

AERZEN technicians have also completed the valid safety training courses and are certified accordingly. In Germany, all AERZEN service technicians hold, for example, the SCC certification (Security Certificate Contractors), which is required by customers in the chemical and petrochemical industries. Some of our process gas specialists are also trained for employments on offshore platforms. The AERZEN assembly service helps with regular inspections and maintenance, maintenance measures, repairs as well as with advice in case of technical problems. Our teams know what is important: they are quickly on site and provide you with expert help.

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Motor Spindle Safety System MS³

The most common accidents involving the use of machine tools include spindle crashes. Common causes include programming errors, incorrectly defined tools, disregarded interference contours, or unintentional high-speed operation. The forces involved are so enormous that components of the motor spindle, ceramic spindle bearings, shafts, encoders, clamping system and the entire machine geometry can be affected or even completely destroyed. A case study from RWTH Aachen shows that repair costs after a crash in the amount of five-digit euro amounts are not uncommon. Collision avoidance systems for machine tools minimize damage and reduce downtime and repair costs in the event of a collision. Nevertheless, only very few machine tools have a spindle collision protection at all. This is usually based on compression elements that act like a car bumper and are completely destroyed in the event of a crash.

Although the spindle components remain intact, downtime still occurs. The motor spindle protection system MS³ from JAKOB Antriebstechnik GmbH detects collisions by means of several sensors and reports them electronically to the machine control. This can bring the feed axes of the machine tool to a halt with measures such as braking and reversing the drives. But beyond that, the motor spindle protection system can immediately interrupt the power flow at the interface between the spindle box and the motor spindle by means of 3D deflection in the event of a collision-induced overload, even before the electronic emergency stop, mechanically and energy-autonomously.

This effective combination of mechanical protection system and active electronic sensor monitoring makes the system superior to purely electronic collision avoidance systems and effectively protects the shock-sensitive components of the motor spindle from the high force peaks of the collision. The resulting kinetic energy of the crash intercepts a built-in shock absorber. The difference is made by a double flange system with built-in permanent magnets. They can guarantee the required high holding forces and rigidity. During the disengaging process, compression springs guide the motor spindle and then return it to its original position. The downtime is limited to the exchange of tools, additional external service is no longer needed. The system is energy self-sufficient, maintenance-free and adaptable to all common motor spindle geometries.

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Knorr-Bremse reaches agreement with employee representatives up to 2020

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– Employees will receive a one-off payment of EUR 300 in April 2018 – A 5.0% pay rise will come into effect on July 1, 2018
– Two further 1.5% pay rises will come into effect on July 1, 2019 and July 1, 2020
– From 2019, in July Knorr-Bremse will pay an annual bonus of 12% of the monthly wage, depending on the commercial situation of the Company
– Attractive working time autonomy regulations will be introduced for white-collar workers

Knorr-Bremse and the employee representatives have negotiated an attractive agreement for the approximately 4,500 employees at almost all Group companies in Germany that are not covered by a collective agreement. The deal combines a financial component – comprising 10% more pay over the next three years – with flexible working time arrangements that take both employees’ interests and operational requirements into account. The agreement ensures that Knorr-Bremse’s employees will share in the Company’s success.

“In an age of ever-increasing globalization and digitalization, we need to focus more strongly on operational requirements and our employees’ interests. In direct negotiations with the employee representatives we have been able to deliver on this aim,” says Klaus Deller, Chairman of the Executive Board of Knorr-Bremse AG. As well as the financial aspects of the pay rise, the agreement also includes the introduction of flexible working time arrangements. “We firmly believe that working time autonomy for white-collar workers is in the best interests of our employees,” says Deller. Accordingly, from July 2018 all white-collar workers will be given the option of switching to a flexible model that gives them freedom to choose when they perform their work.

The agreement also allows employees to temporarily or permanently reduce or increase their regular working week, provided that this is compatible with operational requirements. Other measures include a one-time opportunity for employees to convert a pay rise into a reduction in their working week.

For an international player like the Knorr-Bremse Group, it is becoming more and more important to be able to respond flexibly to market requirements. According to Klaus Deller, this means that it is important “to find in-house solutions tailored to Knorr-Bremse’s particular situation. We must be capable of responding rapidly and flexibly to market opportunities in order to grow our business for everyone’s benefit. After all, you have to generate earnings before you can distribute them.” “Together we have reached an agreement that provides our employees in Germany with the security to plan ahead as far as 2020. We were also able to negotiate attractive rulings on flexible working time and even working time autonomy,” adds Michael Jell, an employee representative on the Supervisory Board of Knorr-Bremse AG.

 

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New air blower reduces gasoline engine emissions

For years now, secondary air systems have established themselves as robust and effective in reducing gasoline engine emissions. They accelerate catalytic converter heat-up while consuming little electric energy in the process. And, their effectiveness is not contingent on the quality of the gasoline.

Pierburg GmbH has now further developed the associated secondary air blower and provided it with a speed-controlled motor. The latter allows secondary air injection across a much wider engine map range and hence, at any given point in time, the precise air mass required for accelerating converter heat-up is injected into the exhaust system. The new speed-controlled secondary air blower rounds off Pierburg’s line-up of secondary air blowers and valves while extending the array of applications to cater for the requirements of RDE legislation, including for hybrid drive systems.

Through the secondary air pump, the new air blower not only accelerates catalytic converter heat-up, it lowers electric energy consumption and emissions. It thus helps many engines to comply with such standards as EU 6.2, RDE, SULEV 20 or Beijing 6. In a related application, the blower, which can run uninterrupted, permits controlled particle filter regeneration independent of ambient and driving conditions.

The way secondary air injection works

Secondary air injection accelerates converter heat-up during cold starts or repeated starts as on hybrid cars or during start/stop cycles. The technique consists in creating an oxidizable gas mixture through combustion under air shortage conditions in the combustion chamber. With the injection of air directly into the exhaust system, this gas mixture undergoes an exothermal reaction. The unburned exhaust constituents are oxidized and the temperature at the converter entrance point rises significantly. The consequences: accelerated converter heat-up, reduced carbon monoxide and hydrocarbon emissions during the heat-up phase.

The air blowers used nowadays are normally designed to cover a specific range of air mass flow rates. When this is low at low engine load/speed, a secondary air pump designed for a high air mass flow can lead to excessively lean and cool exhaust gases. This, in turn, would cause failure in the exothermal reaction. On the other hand, in the case of a high air mass flow rate, the air flow generated by the secondary air pump can be too low for even triggering an exothermal reaction. Hence, an unregulated secondary air pump restricts the functional range of secondary air injection to a limited engine map range.

Injecting just the right air mass flow

The new Pierburg secondary air pump comes with a brushless 12-V motor and all the relevant electronics. Its speed is variable, it can run continuously and allows any number of start/stops. It accelerates converter heat-up at any given point of time within a wide range of engine operating parameters and directs the necessary air mass air flow with absolute precision. This, in turn, avoids phases of too lean exhaust gases and excessive cooling as well as phases with insufficient oxygen content. This on-demand injection of air also cuts air pump energy consumption. The secondary air pump can be controlled by a LIN bus or PWM and, since the blower is smaller, less installation space is needed.

Controlled regeneration of gasoline particle filters

The properties of the new secondary air pump (speed adjustability, continuous operation, efficiency) facilitate other measures designed for emission reduction. The blower not only allows the air ratio in the exhaust system to be controlled, it also serves for controlled regeneration of a gasoline particle filter by assisting in the management of temperature and oxygen content. This is, for example, necessary in phases of low exhaust gas temperature occurring at low travel speeds and low ambient temperatures. Here it might be necessary for the particle filter to be heated and supplied with additional oxygen for controlled regeneration similarly as during catalytic converter heat-up.

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Uber’s data privacy breach – the consequences

We are now less than six months away from the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which is expected to produce massive changes to be implemented by businesses when handling the data of third parties.

Among the GDPR’s most headline-grabbing provisions are the significantly increased administrative fines. There is also the requirement that the relevant supervisory authority must be advised of personal data breaches by data controllers “without undue delay and, where feasible, not later than 72 hours after having become aware of it” (GDPR article 33 sec. 1).

The Bloomberg news agency recently published the fact that the controversial ride-sharing company Uber was aware of a significant breach of data in 2016 when it is alleged to have paid hackers US $100,000 to delete the personal data it had acquired of some 57 million customers (and self-employed drivers). The information was obtained by the hackers when they penetrated Uber’s cyber-defences, but Uber cannot avoid blame if it failed to take adequate steps to ensure that the data was protected from exposure in the first place. It is a possible indicator of perceived liability that Uber’s chief security officer has now resigned from the company.

The GDPR does not always receive good publicity from businesses on account of the perceived need to deploy significant resources to achieve compliance. However, Uber’s breach underlines the fact that article 33 is needed. The tougher regime on data breaches will be welcomed by the public at large.

Uber’s conduct is understood to be presently under discussion by the EU data protection authorities.

Under current data protection legislation, the relevant supervisory authority should be notified of any significant breach of data . Uber has already been fined for failing to disclose another breach of data that took place in 2014 (the €20,000 penalty for that was derisory). Further action is likely before the GDPR becomes law in connection with the 2016 breach.

When the GDPR is in force, it is likely that the cover-up of a serious breach of data of this nature will incur a heavy administrative fine. The potential maximum could be £10,000,000 or up to 2% of the total worldwide annual turnover of the preceding financial year, whichever is higher (GDPR article 83 sec. 4(a)). Supervisory authorities may want to demonstrate the impact of the GDPR by levying significant fines on prominent organisations such as Uber. If Uber once again exposes itself to a significant breach of data after 24th May, 2018 (the GDPR implementation date), and fails to disclose it quickly enough, it may be fined for both the lack of adequate data security measures as well as for any cover up. It would also have to disclose the breach to any of its customers who are affected. In addition to the other controversies Uber has recently faced, the combined effect of a serious monetary penalty as well as the bad public relations that would follow anyway may have a significant impact on the company’s viability.

Author:
Laurie Heizler, Of Councel, Barlow Robbins LLP, LaurieHeizler@barlowrobbins.com

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Hope for the best but expect the worst

Automotive sector: HELP!! My supplier is facing insolvency and can halt my production line.

There are two important features in the modern automotive sector: first, there is a long list of suppliers, and second, just-in-time production. In many cases, the situation becomes more precarious where suppliers work with production elements, especially tools, provided by a supplier who is further down the production line. This equipment is very specialised, costly and difficult to replicate quickly.

What happens, therefore, when the supplier using loaned tools becomes insolvent and has problems managing production? The result is disruption of the whole production line, immense liabilities and no quick solution.

Waiting for the verdict of a judge may take too long in many jurisdictions. So, what can be done to prevent this situation or at least minimise its impact?

A. Steps to be taken before entering into a contractual relationship
a. With the help of your Ecovis-advisor, prepare a good contract containing at least the following points:
1. absolute title to the tools which will always be marked as your property (preferably with permanent engravings)
2. comprehensive inspection rights and information obligation
3. unconditional right to retire the tools if so decided by you
4. maintenance and conservation to be provided by the supplier
b. transfer protocol (with photographs showing the condition of the tools and engraved marking)

B. Steps to take during the relationship
a. Establish a structured and well organised monitoring programme in order to ensure that you will be able to react quickly if you encounter problems, reviewing not only the tools but also the general situation of the supplier, thus allowing you to identify symptoms of economic difficulty.
b. Introduce an emergency programme to plan for any eventuality should problems with the supplier arise.

C. Steps to be taken once there a problem has occured

So the monitoring program has worked and you have the information that there might be a problem with one of your suppliers. What should you do?

These are the principles to be followed:
a. Be quick and bold
Do not allow the supplier to convince you not to act, or to wait. In these cases, the last to act will bear the worst consequences of the insolvency.

Do not wait for a formal declaration of bankruptcy!

b. Shock and awe
Once you have decided that you must get back the loaned tools, do not take any half-measures.

Important advice by Ecovis experts: if you are the first to arrive, there will be less time for the supplier to organise resistance. Do not take one loaned tool today and come back next week for more. Be prepared to go to your supplier’s premises with five or ten lorries and twenty of your employees to recover the tools quickly.

Take a new look at your emergency plan: if you have to negotiate with the management of the supplier or its employees, know exactly what you can leave behind and where you can compromise. Do not let a third party decide for you. Sometimes it is better to leave behind a more expensive tool which produces spare parts than a smaller tool which may interrupt the production of your final client in 48 hours.

c. Assume costs
Be prepared to spend some money, and be pragmatic.

Bear in mind the expenses of all types that might arise if you are not able to recover the loaned tools. It may be unfair that you have all the contractual rights on your side and you still have to pay an extra amount. However, think in practical terms.

Author:
Christian Koch, lawyer, ECOVIS Legal Spain, christian.koch@ecovis.es

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MES in Industry 4.0. Move from Corrective-Preventive to Predictive Action

Quality and Maintenance are two of the most important functional areas in manufacturing. Ever since the first assembly line was established, quality of mass produced goods and timely maintenance of shop-floor equipment has always been a challenge, the key points remaining the same: achieving least number of defects and ensuring maximum uptime.

When software was introduced in manufacturing, it initially contributed to proper resource management and later with the advent of MES, in process execution, slowly moving towards planned and documented quality and maintenance. However, until recently process softwares have concentrated more on corrective and preventive actions, both in quality and maintenance. Current technology records, measures and reports any OOS event or breakdown and then allows the triggering of containment actions, thereby helping reduce the impact of the event which has already occurred.

Why the Current Approach Won’t be Successful

With Industry 4.0 fast approaching, the current way will no longer be as beneficial to manufacturers. Each product might vary in specifications and if corrections need to be made after an issue is detected, the damage is already done. Similarly with dynamic demand and everchanging spec, process equipment needs to be geared for maximum uptime, thereby maintenance events triggered after a breakdown would invariably lead to loss of productivity.

Now, depending on the industrial segment the requirement of predictive actions triggered through the MES might vary a bit. In industries like the semiconductor and medical devices, it is absolutely critical to have predictive information which would allow process owners to take timely action and prevent an event from happening.

Manufacturing Maintenance: How Does an MES Help?

The most modern MES applications, equipped with the dynamic execution engine and ability to deploy advance analytics, might just be able to save the day here. An I 4.0 ready MES acts like a large information funnel, where raw data enters in large amounts from the shop-floor and beyond and gets further processed to become actionable information, which allows respective stakeholders to take action before it is too late.

The modern MES is capable of studying trends from the data it obtains from the shop-floor and detecting a possible OOS event or breakdown. The MES not only informs concerned personnel to take action, but also has the ability to change schedules dynamically for the period of time it might take to repair a piece of equipment or resolve the quality issue with a product on the floor.

I 4.0 ready MES, detects patterns and trends from the large amount of data collected from the shop-floor and uses it to provide information pertaining to predictive actions, where issues are detected before they even take place.

Consider a manufacturing plant where every product should go through a mandatory chemical wash, and depending on the configuration of the product, the wash and chemicals may vary, needless to say so do the process equipment. An I 4.0 ready MES would continually receive data from the product (CPS) and the process equipment (CPPS). While receiving the data, the MES would automatically compare it with requisite parameters to ascertain that the process equipment is performing as required and that the product is within acceptable limits.

However, even if all is well and under the limits, the MES would continue to apply advanced analytics and derive information, which would signal whether or not there is any development toward a possible event. Once any such development is recorded it is escalated to the requisite staff, which allows for implementation of predictive actions.

We will visit the topic of predictive maintenance, predictive quality, predictive performance and predictive manufacturing as we move further. We will also try to zero-in to specific industries, where benefits from the predictive maintenance and predictive quality have already begin to manifest themselves. More on this in the weeks to come!!

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Schaltbau Holding AG: Schaltbau reports almost break-even operating EBIT and clearly positive operating cash flow in third quarter

  • Nine-month period: operating EBIT still held down by negative first-quarter result; operating cash flow close to break-even point
  • Improved order situation provides good basis for profitable operating performance in final quarter and beyond
  • Operating forecast for full fiscal year 2017 confirmed
  • Revaluation of Schaltbau Sepsa leads to non-cash one-off effect

The Schaltbau Group, an internationally leading supplier of trendsetting transportation technology, recorded sales of EUR 128.2 million in the third quarter 2017, an improvement of 8.3 per cent year-on-year. Group sales for the nine-month period totalled EUR 363.0 million (January – September 2016: EUR 362.2 million). The figures for the current reporting year still include the sales contribution of the wholly owned Schaltbau Group subsidiary Albatros S.L.U. (Schaltbau Sepsa), which generates annual sales of EUR 35-40 million. However, this company was put up for sale on 15 November.

At negative EUR 0.7 million, operating EBIT – not including a non-operating one-off loss of EUR 12.0 million resulting from the revaluation of Schaltbau Sepsa – was almost recouped in the third quarter (July – September 2016: EUR 2.5 million). Nine-month EBIT deteriorated to a loss of EUR 17.4 million (30 September 2016: profit of EUR 12.1 million) on the back of the weak first-quarter performance and partially due to the one-time effect of the revaluation of Schaltbau Sepsa. The Group recorded a net loss of EUR 33.1 million for the nine-month period (January – September 2016: net profit of EUR 8.8 million), corresponding to negative earnings per share of EUR 5.37 (January – September 2016: positive earnings per share of EUR 0.87).

The positive sales performance of the Schaltbau Group during the current fiscal year has been driven primarily by the Mobile Transportation Technology segment, which recorded a 24.5 per cent increase in nine-month sales to EUR 190.6 million. The figure includes sales contributions from Schaltbau Sepsa companies, which had not been fully consolidated in the previous fiscal year. The negative EBIT margin of 2.2 per cent reported by the Mobile Transportation Technology segment – not including the one-time effect of the revaluation of Schaltbau Sepsa – mainly reflects the negative operating contribution made by foreign subsidiaries.

Sales for the Stationary Transportation Technology segment fell again in the third quarter 2017, due to business developments in both the Rail Infrastructure and Brake Systems business fields. Nine-month segment sales fell by 23.4 per cent to EUR 77.5 million, resulting in a negative EBIT margin of 10.3 per cent.

At EUR 95.8 million, sales in the Components segment were 12.1 per cent lower than in the first nine months of the previous year, reflecting various factors, including project delays in Italy and changed demand patterns on the rolling stock market in China. Segment sales rose sharply again, however, in the third quarter. The nine-month EBIT margin of 16.6 per cent was in line with the previous year’s excellent performance (16.5 per cent).

At EUR 6.8 million, operating cash flow was highly positive in the third quarter 2017 and almost break-even for the nine-month period (negative EUR 1.0 million). The management team dealt with challenges arising in connection with liquidity primarily by optimising working capital levels.

For the final quarter of the current fiscal year, the Schaltbau Group forecasts highly positive sales and earnings effects, driven partially by the completion of major projects, and therefore confirms its operating guidance for the full fiscal year 2017. Accordingly, based on the current structure, Group sales for 2017 are forecast to come in at the lower end of the guidance range between EUR 520 million and EUR 540 million. Furthermore, the Schaltbau Group forecasts an operating profit of at least EUR 2 million for the full year. The guidance for operating performance does not include the non-operating one-time losses stemming from the revaluation of Schaltbau Sepsa totalling around EUR 28 million, of which EUR 12 million was recognised in the third quarter.

“The recently emerging positive developments in some parts of our business make my colleagues and myself highly optimistic about the sustainable operating potential of the Schaltbau Group. However, in view of the restructuring measures required by the Group, we are still faced with considerable challenges that need to be tackled,” stated Dr Bertram Stausberg, Spokesperson of the Executive Board of Schaltbau Holding AG.

In the Mobile Transportation Technology segment, these challenges include the inadequate productivity in processing orders within Germany. By contrast, the segment’s order situation remains positive. In the Stationary Transportation Technology segment, the order situation has recently become somewhat more stable, albeit below the level seen one year earlier. In the Components segment, sales are brisk and business performance has exceeded expectations.

“Based on the detailed analysis of the Schaltbau Group’s activities that we have performed in recent weeks, we will compile a roadmap for repositioning and strengthening our business. The sale of Sepsa is a key component in this strategy. During the next few months, in our capacity as Executive Board, we will successively work through the measures required to restructure operations and achieve financial security. With this strategy, we are confident of being able to get the Group back on track for success,” said Dr Stausberg in conclusion.

DISCLAIMER
This corporate news contains statements regarding future developments based on information currently available to us. As a result of risks and uncertainties, actual outcomes could differ from the forward-looking statements made.

Schaltbau Holding AG does not intend to update these forward-looking statements.

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Yokogawa erhält Auszeichnungen von der SICE

Bei der Verleihung der SICE-Awards am 21. September 2017 erhielten zwei Mitarbeiter von Yokogawa sowie die Tochtergesellschaft Yokogawa Solution Service Corporation die Auszeichnungen der Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE).

Die SICE wurde 1961 zur Förderung der Zusammenarbeit von Wissenschaftlern und Ingenieuren gegründet und widmet sich vorrangig Themen der Mess-, Steuerungs- und Informationstechnik. Seit ihrer Gründung unterstützt die SICE zukunftweisende wissenschaftliche Forschung in Japan.

Die Auszeichnungen wurden für eine wissenschaftliche Arbeit, Beiträge zur Festlegung internationaler Normen und die Entwicklung einer Methodologie verliehen.

Outstanding Paper Award

Mit dem Outstanding Paper Award werden die Autoren wissenschaftlicher Publikationen zu bedeutenden neuen Theorien oder Technologien ausgezeichnet.

■ Gewinner

Hisanori Hayashi (Yokogawa Electric Corporation)

■ Wissenschaftlicher Artikel

Intrinsic Safety for Wireless Hydrogen Gas Sensor
(Eigensicherheit drahtloser Wasserstoff-Gassensoren)

Die SICE hat diesen Artikel ausgewählt, weil er eine wirtschaftlich realisierbare und verhältnismäßig einfach umsetzbare Methode beschreibt, mit der sich diese Sensoren unter Anwendung der bewährten und effektiven ISA100.11a-Technologie explosionssicher machen lassen.

Technology Award

Der Technology Award wird als Anerkennung für die Entwicklung einer Technologie oder Methodik verliehen, die einen bedeutenden Fortschritt in einem von der SICE betreuten Wissenschafts- und Technologiefeld oder Industriezweig darstellt.

■ Gewinner

Yokogawa Solution Service Corporation

■ Thema

Identification of measures for the rapid restoration of operations following a natural disaster

(Identifizierung von Maßnahmen zur raschen Wiederherstellung der Betriebsfähigkeit nach einer Naturkatastrophe)

Die SICE hat die Yokogawa Solution Service Corporation für ihre Leistungen bei der Bestimmung von Maßnahmen ausgezeichnet, mit denen die Betriebsabläufe in Anlagen nach einer Naturkatastrophe schnell wiederhergestellt werden können und die bei der Wartung von Anlagen über ihren gesamten Lebenszyklus hinweg von großem Nutzen sind.

International Standardisation Award: Achievement Prize

Die Auszeichnung wird Einzelpersonen und Organisationen verliehen, die wichtige Beiträge zur Festlegung internationaler Normen auf Gebieten geleistet haben, für die sich die SICE aktiv engagiert.

■ Gewinner

Toshi Hasegawa (Yokogawa Electric Corporation)

■ Internationale Normen:

  • ANSI/ISA-100.11a-2011 – Wireless systems for industrial automation: Process control and related applications
    (Wireless-Systeme für die industrielle Automatisierung: Prozesssteuerung und verwandte Anwendungen)
  • ISA-TR100.00.02-2009 – The Automation Engineer’s Guide to Wireless Technology:
    Part 2 (Leitfaden zur Wireless-Technologie für Automatisierungsingenieure, Teil 2) – A Re view of Technologies for Industrial Asset Tracking (Technologien für industrielles Asset           Tracking im Überblick)
  • ISA-TR100.14.01-Part I-2011 – Trustworthiness in Wireless Industrial Automation: Part 1, Information for End Users and Regulators
    (Vertrauenswürdige Wireless-Lösungen in der Industrieautomatisierung: Teil 1, Informationen für Endnutzer und Regulierungsbehörden)

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