There is a demand for industrial processes and end products to become more efficient and durable. At the same time, the networked factory of the future requires smart workpieces, components and systems that can be seamlessly integrated into an intelligent manufacturing process. Innovative supplier solutions are called for.
Industrial Supply | 22 Feb. 2018
Driverless transport capsule delivers spare parts
A pilot project in the USA sends self-driving containers through the inner city. The delivery robots will supply elevator-maintenance...
Integrated Energy | 15 Feb. 2018
Glass bulbs extinguish fires on printed circuit boards
Faults in electrical devices are a frequent cause of fires. An integrated fire-extinguishing safety device can prevent sparks from...
Industrial Supply | 08 Feb. 2018
Pipelines without turbulence possible
It could be a major breakthrough in energy efficiency: Evidently, flow turbulence in pipes can be effectively prevented.
Industrial Supply | 02 Feb. 2018
Seeing the light
Georg Schlegel GmbH & Co. KG has launched another version of its active illuminated emergency stop buttons. Thanks to an anti-lock collar...
Lightweight Construction | 29 Jan. 2018
In two years the car seat has lost 10 kilos
At the current automobile trade fair in Detroit, the American supplier Adient has unveiled seats that are up to 40% lighter.
Platform Economics | 28 Jan. 2018
The blockchain is turning shipping documents into smart contracts
International goods flows could soon be transparent for all trading partners at any location and any time: a blockchain platform is set to...
Integrated Energy | 27 Jan. 2018
Integrated drive architectures support sustainable mobility
Compared to petrol engines, electric vehicles achieve the best CO₂ values when they are charged with 100% renewable energy. Another...
Energy | 27 Jan. 2018
Blockchain technology saves on costs in the energy market
The more decentralized the energy market becomes, the more the blockchain is coming into play. Over the next three years it could reduce...
Energy | 26 Jan. 2018
IoT technology stack makes individual sensor systems possible
Thinglyfied 2 combines various hardware components and software, allowing sensors to be connected and their data evaluated. As a result, the...
Industrial Supply | 26 Jan. 2018
The next generation of canal barges will run on batteries
A Dutch shipyard is planning to build ships with electric drives. The EU-funded e-freighters will later also navigate the country’s canals...
Energy | 18 Jan. 2018
Single-sheet stacking makes batteries more compact
The electrode bands in large-format lithium-ion cells will in future be stacked on top of each other instead of being wound, as has usually...
Smart Supply | 17 Jan. 2018
A smooth run all the way!
In the transition towards Industry 4.0 and new drive concepts, sectors that might not instantly spring to mind are also being presented with...
Energy | 16 Jan. 2018
Water as a refrigerant dominates the F-gas regulation
eChiller works without the need for hydrofluorocarbons and is the only chiller in the 35 kW refrigeration capacity range that uses pure...
Industrial Supply | 15 Jan. 2018
Digitalization a boost for recycling and circular economy
Recycling resources are not just sustainable – secondary raw materials are often also cheaper than primary raw materials. Digitalization...
Energy | 14 Jan. 2018
The German battery cell Gigafactory starts operations
In January 2018 a consortium of 17 companies and research institutes is commencing research and development for the large-scale production...
Industrial Supply | 12 Jan. 2018
RFID tags accelerate production and logistics
Many experts currently see the greatest potential for increasing profitability and cutting costs in process optimization. A new approach is...
Industrial Supply | 10 Jan. 2018
Smart Supply: the road to even greater integration
The "Connect & Collaborate" lead theme for HANNOVER MESSE 2018 fits the industrial subcontracting sector like a glove.
Lightweight Construction | 04 Jan. 2018
Injection molding can compose material properties
Many companies want injection molding components for cars or planes with tailor-made properties. An award-winning materials engineer has...
Industrie 4.0 | 04 Dec. 2017
Fraunhofer IML and Telekom found Open IoT Labs
Fraunhofer IML and Deutsche Telekom have opened a development center for the Internet of Things. It is open to other companies that want to...
Industrial Supply | 28 Nov. 2017
As a blockchain, the supply chain is an open book
Blockchain technology enables a secure, traceable and counterfeit-free supply chain. Such protection works for merchandise as well as for...