HANNOVER MESSE 2018, 23 - 27 April

Trendspots HANNOVER MESSE - No. 4

Shared heat does not cost the Earth.
Renowned for its innovative energy-saving heating systems, ENERPIPE GmbH is showcasing its new Local Heating 4.0 concept at HANNOVER MESSE 2017.

20 Mar. 2017

Shared heat does not cost the Earth
Renowned for its innovative energy-saving heating systems, ENERPIPE GmbH is showcasing its new Local Heating 4.0 concept at HANNOVER MESSE 2017.

There is no better place to apply and integrate innovative ideas and developments than in evolving environments. New housing developments set the perfect stage for saving resources and helping the environment with 21st-century heating and energy technology. ENERPIPE GmbH from Hilpoltstein in Central Franconia, Germany, is adopting precisely this approach with its innovative energy-saving heating systems and is showcasing its Local Heating 4.0 concept at HANNOVER MESSE 2017.

Local Heating 4.0 is a decentralized buffer storage system for new housing developments. In this system, a central power hub situated close to the houses, which can be operated as a cogeneration plant, for example, and is independent from major energy providers, generates heat. This is then fed through a local heating network of feed and return pipes to the houses. Inside the houses, decentralized local heating buffer storage systems with a transfer station ensure that heat is supplied safely and conveniently, as required. Of course, the benefits of this kind of system are not restricted to new builds.

More and more neighborhoods are coming together to explore energy-conscious and environmentally friendly ways of jointly sourcing electricity and heat from renewable energies. The decentralized buffer storage system from ENERPIPE is also an option in these cases.
ENERPIPE GmbH (D-91161 Hilpoltstein), Halle 27, Stand H20, (24)
Contact: Martin Böckler
Tel.: +49 9174 976 50 70

Keep your distance!
Essen-based ifm electronic GmbH is looking to use its innovative Kplus family, on show at HANNOVER MESSE 2017, to set new standards in both factory automation and welding in the inductive sensor sector.

ifm electronic GmbH, based in Essen, Germany, launched the first inductive sensor onto the market back in 1969, the year it was founded. Since then, all the latest findings have consistently been fed into the original model - known as efector - year after year. With an innovative patented coil design and electronics optimized against interference, its successors, Kplus sensors, which are being unveiled at HANNOVER MESSE 2017, are now set to raise the bar once again for inductive sensors in both factory automation and welding.

A special feature of all the new inductive Kplus sensors, which ifm electronic has specially developed for factory automation, is their uniform sensing range for various metals. This enables the sensors to reliably detect all metals, even aluminum. In contrast, conventional sensors significantly reduce the sensing range for various kinds of metal. Thanks to their compact size, the sensors perform extremely well in even the smallest of spaces, while the new magnetic field-resistant sensor technology also eliminates faulty switching. The wide temperature range and high degrees of protection up to IP 68 / IP 69K further expand the already remarkable range of potential applications and will also ensure lasting reliability.
ifm electronic GmbH (45128 Essen, Germany), Hall 9, Stand D36
Contact: Matthias Jablonski
Tel.: +49 201 2422-0

Taking control - the digital future of power grids
At HANNOVER MESSE 2017, ABB is presenting the concept of a digital substation as a key component of future power grids, designed to boost their efficiency, reliability and system transparency in equal measure.

ABB firmly believes that digital substations will be a key component of future power grids, as they satisfy strict requirements for security of supply and the quality of power in a world of dynamic generation. Indeed, our entire energy supply system is currently changing faster and more comprehensively than ever before in its history. For example, the proportion of renewable energies - which, by their very nature, are subject to fluctuations - is growing rapidly, while the traditional one-way power flow is increasingly giving way to multidirectional flows. The changes this is bringing to the transmission infrastructure and how it is run call for a more intelligent approach to managing supply and demand. That’s why ABB is using smarter energy systems that harness digital technologies.

At HANNOVER MESSE 2017, ABB is showcasing digital substations that replace analog signals sent over copper cables with digital communication transmitted via fiber-optic cables and intelligent electronic devices (IEDs) using integrated information and communication technologies. As more and more data becomes available from digital substations, companies will be better placed to monitor, troubleshoot, safeguard and optimize substations. ABB brings together its range of digital solutions under the ABB Ability banner. As numerous established products and solutions have been integrated into the digital substation concept on show at HANNOVER MESSE 2017, this will also provide the perfect basis for discussing how visitors view the future of the power grid.
ABB AG (D-68309 Mannheim), Halle 11, Stand A35
Contact: Beate Höger-Spiegel
Tel.: +49 621 43814 32
Mobil: +49 151 1176 3127

When the air gets thin

… CARE Suite from Ingersoll Rand should be able to help. The new service and maintenance package from Ingersoll Rand, a leading supplier of products and services associated with compressed air and gases, is just one of the innovations the company is showcasing at HANNOVER MESSE 2017.

The most comprehensive service and maintenance package from Ingersoll Rand to date, the CARE Suite aims to boost the reliability of the compressors used in a plant while simultaneously driving down overall operating costs. "The industry is constantly searching for ways to make machinery more reliable, lower energy consumption at the same time - and thus satisfy ever increasing demands in terms of compliance, cost-efficiency and customer requirements," explains Eric Seidel, Vice President of Product Management for Compression Technologies and Services at Ingersoll Rand. "Being able to rely on the availability of compressed air and optimum-quality compressed gases is crucial for any company that wants to compete in this sector and stay profitable."

Since compressed air plants can be in use for decades, Ingersoll Rand wants to use its wide-ranging service program to help minimize downtimes and deliver targets for reliability and energy consumption. Alongside the CARE Suite, Ingersoll Rand will also be unveiling the next-generation R-Series RS200 and RS250 oil-flooded rotary screw compressors to the international audience in Hannover. The brand new, cutting-edge compressors of the advanced R-Series are designed to deliver an increase of 15 percent in energy efficiency over previous models. The RS200 and RS250 feature fixed and variable speed options and are also configured as standard to offer higher energy efficiency and maximum uptime for high-capacity compressed air needs.
Ingersoll-Rand International Ltd. (1932 Sint-Stevens-Woluwe, Belgium), Hall 26, Stand C12
Contact: Celine Basset
Tel.: +32 2 746 1190

Digital transformation made easy with MindSphere
At HANNOVER MESSE 2017, Siemens is showcasing MindSphere - an open cloud platform and the centerpiece of a powerful IoT operating system with data analytics, multiple connectivity, tools for developers, applications and services.

Nowadays, data and efficient data analysis normally make all the difference between success and failure for industrial companies, infrastructure providers, energy companies and many other sectors. With MindSphere, Siemens is now offering businesses in all these areas a cost-effective, scalable cloud-based Platform as a Service (PaaS) for developing applications. Designed as an open operating system for the Internet of Things, MindSphere enables users to improve plant efficiency by recording and analyzing large volumes of production data. It thus provides a solid foundation for applications and data-based services from Siemens and third-party providers in areas such as predictive maintenance, energy data management and resource optimization.

MindSphere can be deployed in next to no time and generates a development environment in which users can integrate their own applications and services. Mechanical engineers, for example, benefit from increased service efficiency, lower warranty expenses and help with implementing new business models. There is also a feedback loop to R&D for improved product enhancement. Meanwhile, increased uptime and optimum asset availability combined with more efficient maintenance make MindSphere an attractive option for plant operators, too. Last but not least, the open programming interfaces and scalable development environment of the new solution from Siemens help app developers produce their own applications faster.

Siemens Industry Software GmbH (50823 Cologne, Germany), Hall 6, Stand K17
Contact: Claudia Lanzinger
Tel.: + 49 694 8005 2401

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