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When standard firewalls cannot cope: IRMA battles against industrial espionage
The "Made in Germany" trademark is popular all over the world - yet 50% of German firms are subject to industrial espionage, according to the study "Industrial Espionage 2014" by Corporate Trust. The most common form of attacks recorded by companies involved hacking into their computer systems and equipment. It's a sobering situation. And yet, in 14.8 percent of the companies, no-one is responsible for data protection! Those companies who are aware of the danger mostly try to solve cyber-attack problems by themselves, with the help of established popular safety features such as firewalls, anti-virus protection or other common prevention systems, which only take care of known traditional malware or trojans.

At HANNOVER MESSE 2016, VIDEC is presenting the IRMA software solution, providing continuous monitoring of production security. This industrial computer system for identification and defence against cyber-attacks in production networks continuously checks production plant, provides information on attacks by hackers, and offers analysis and intelligent alarms functions via an intuitive menu structure. Thus, evasive action can be launched immediately, to stop attacks from the Internet at once or alleviate foreseeable effects efficiently in advance. According to the manufacturer, IRMA is the first monitoring system that can be implemented smoothly into the production process - and the program continues to develop itself automatically whilst it monitors the process.

VIDEC Data Engineering GmbH
Contrescarpe 1
D-28203 Bremen, Germany
Tel.: +49 421 339500
Fax: +49 421 3395050

Contact at HANNOVER MESSE 2016:
Dieter Barelmann
Hall 9, Stand F68
Tel.: +49 421 339500
Email: info@videc.de

CT for offshore wind turbines
Offshore wind turbines must withstand a great deal - and this applies especially to their foundations anchored in the seabed, so that divers have to go down into the depths at regular intervals to check the welded seams in these anchoring points, which are especially at risk. Up to the present, such inspections have typically taken a day - but in the future, with a sensor sleeve, these checks will be carried out faster and more easily. At Hannover Messe 2016, scientists from the Frauenhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems (IKTS) will be presenting just such a system.

At the heart of the new system is a sensor sleeve, which is wrapped around the welded seam and remains in place throughout the plant's lifetime. This sleeve consists of multiple sensor elements, arranged at intervals of five to seven centimetres like a pearl necklace. To make the measurement, the diver first connects a battery-powered handset to the sleeve via an interface, then starts the test by pressing a button. One of the sensor elements acts as an actuator, beaming ultrasonic waves into the weld seam, which penetrate the entire structure. If there is a crack anywhere, the ultrasound waves will be reflected from this damaged point, while they pass unhindered through the intact areas. The other sensors detect the signals and thus trace any failure points. Then the next sensor acts as the actuator, and transmits the data via cable to the handset reader, for subsequent readout to a PC. In this way, the researcher obtains data similar to that provided to a doctor from a CT scan. The end user, i.e., the tester on the offshore unit, obtains an image of the welded seam, on which faults are indicated in colour according to their importance.

Fraunhofer-Institut für Keramische Technologien und Systeme IKTS
Winterbergstrasse 28
D-01277 Dresden, Germany
Tel.: +49 351 2553 7700
Fax: +49 351 2553 7600

Contact at HANNOVER MESSE 2016:
Andreas Schnabel
Hall 2, Stand C16, Partner at Fraunhofer
Email: andreas.schnabel@ikts-md.fraunhofer.de

High-precision measurement in 6D, improved mechanical sensing
Industry 4.0 becomes six-dimensional with LEONI protec cable systems: At HANNOVER MESSE 2016, the automobile industry’s leading provider of cables and cable systems presents the advintec 6D laser measurement calibration system. The system fits directly into the production process and measures holding clamps and base-plates and mechanical devices in robot-operated applications, to provide a significant improvement in mechanical sensing, avoid collisions, and reduce costs. Precise 6D measurement of holding clamps or clamped objects, such as motor or gearbox components in the power-train, is carried out by static sensors. Changes in the position of the clamps or the components can be rapidly detected and corrected on-line, with a measurement time of less than 20 seconds.

The system is installed using the robot program that is supplied with it, and various laser sensors can be used with it, to suit the application. According to the manufacturer, other advantages include increased plant availability, quality assurance of the product, easy scalability and standardisation.

LEONI protec cable systems
Bruesseler Strasse 12
D-30539 Hannover, Germany
Tel.: +49 511 820793 30

Contact at HANNOVER MESSE 2016:
Dipl.-Ing. Johannes Kemp
Hall 17, Stand E42
Email: johannes.kemp@leoni.com

Tuning for the touring trailer
Visitors to HANNOVER MESSE 2016 will find an exhibit on the stand of Saarland University that promises some fun on the Father’s Day tour: Scientists and students have developed a touring trailer that is very easy to tow - even when pulling uphill with a heavy load.

The trailer has 4-wheel drive - and it is intelligent, as the electric motors in all 4 wheels communicate with the trailer's handle, which detects via a sensor how strongly it is being pulled, and at what angle it is with respect to the car. The handle passes this data to the system's 'brain', a microcontroller located on the underside of the car. The microcontroller also receives data from the electric drives on the wheels: No additional sensors are required, just the data from the motors themselves as the wheels turn - and the systems knows what position the wheels are in, and what power the motors are delivering. All the wheels can be steered individually. The microcontroller runs automatically, calculating in an instant whether the electric motors should be switched on, and if so, at what power rating.

Universität des Saarlandes
WuT GmbH
Geb. A1.1
Campus Saarbrücken
D-66123 Saarbrücken, Germany
Tel.: +49 681 302 2656
Fax: +49 681 302 4270

Contact at HANNOVER MESSE 2016:
Professor Dr. Matthias Nienhaus
Hall 2, Stand B46
Email: nienhaus@lat.uni-saarland.de

Floor coverings
Easy on the environment and on resources, extremely lightweight and wear-resistant - these are the properties of the groundbreaking floor covering Flightfloor® Eco, on show at HANNOVER MESSE 2016 from ContiTech.

The product was specially developed for the aviation industry. By comparison with standard floor coverings it is 700gm lighter per square metre, which also helps to save on fuel costs. The material is halogen-free and meets the aviation industry’s most stringent requirements with regard to fire-resistance, smoke density and smoke toxicity. This non-textile floor covering will be used in aircraft mainly in areas of heavy usage such as entrances, galleys and toilets. Its high resistance to wear can also withstand constant heavy loading due to service trolleys and high heels. Its skid resistance makes it especially safe. Aside from its use in aircraft, the tough floor covering is suitable for applications in many areas that are exposed to frequent traffic or heavy loading.

ContiTech AG
Vahrenwalder Strasse 9
D-30165 Hannover, Germany
Tel: +49 511 938 02
Fax: +49 511 938 81770

Contact at HANNOVER MESSE 2016:
Jens Fechner
Hall 6, Stand F18
Stand tel.: +49 511 89-694060
Email: jens.fechner@contitech.de

Move objects without touching them: superconductor enables suspended transport
It seems almost like magic: Thanks to the special properties of superconductors, objects can be moved and stored without touching them - and moreover, with little energy and without need of storage control technology. After many years of research, Festo presents SupraMotion at HANNOVER MESSE 2016, for various types of applications.

If a superconductor is cooled below a certain temperature (the ‘transition’ temperature), the field of a permanent magnet can be frozen into it, so that either the magnet or the superconductor begins to float. Superconductors of ceramic material are used, in which the transition temperature is about -180°C. The company will demonstrate this technology on their stand, with contactless transfer of carrier plates in the horizontal plane and across a water surface, use of a floating clamping device, and movement of an object within a closed tube containing fluid. There is great potential for using this technology, wherever contactless handling – free from dust and wear – is required. Stable floating is even possible through walls, and in fluid and gaseous media.

Festo AG & Co. KG
Ruiter Strasse 82
D-73734 Esslingen, Germany
Tel.: +49 711 34750814
Fax: +49 711 3472628

Contact at HANNOVER MESSE 2016:
Sibylle Wirth
Hall 15, Stand D07
Email: sibylle.wirth@festo.com

Simpler time recording and assignment of permissions on the Web
"Time is money", as every company knows. That's why many firms are working with time recording systems, in order to monitor the overview of their company.

HANNOVER MESSE 2016 will see the launch of DAKO's TimeStation, which can keep track of time-recording for any number of employees worldwide. The program offers a simple start-up without initial investment in hardware or software, or changes to organisational procedures. Time-recording can be captured for employees both inside and outside the company’s premises, including work in their home office.

At the beginning of each day's work, the current working status, the location and the overtime hours can be viewed. Days working in the field, normal working days, holidays and sickness days can all be viewed, together with a yearly preview, with data backup over a two-year period. The data is available at any time for wages and payroll accounting. Access to the data is password protected, and it is stored in a secure data centre. If corrections need to be made to the time-recording system, they remain visible and traceable. Established break times in accordance with company agreements are also recorded.

The DAKO basic TimeStation also supports time-recording via an RFID chip. If required, a door-opening device and door status control can also be included. The Time Administrator can assign rights for individuals and groups, and also access rights to premises, buildings, and for specific rooms.

Bruesseler Strasse 7-11
D-07747 Jena, Germany
Tel.: +49 3641 5998 0

Contact at HANNOVER MESSE 2016:
Joachim Becker
Hall 4, Stand F34
Email: info@einfachdako.de

One robot gripper for all purposes
Researchers from INM - the Leibniz Institute for New Materials - are coming to HANNOVER MESSE 2016 with a gripper that, by virtue of its enhanced Gecomer® structures, can be used just as easily to transport both heavyweight and lightweight/sensitive objects.

The background: Components with very sensitive surfaces are typically found in the automobile, semi-conductor and display technology sectors. During the production process, such components are transported to and fro in many of the stages of production. The Gecomer® technology reduces the risk of damage or adhesive residue during these transport stages.

How it works: Artificially produced microscopic columns, referred to as ‘gecko-structures’, can adhere to various objects - and by bending these columns, the adhesion can be switched off. In this way, objects can be quickly lifted and deposited. With the new Gecomer® structures, researchers have now increased the lifting power to 20 kg per 25 square centimetres. This corresponds to a weight of 40 tablets that can be lifted by a surface area equivalent to half the size of a postcard.

INM - Leibniz-Institut für Neue Materialien gGmbH
Campus D2 2
D-66123 Saarbruecken, Germany
Tel.: +49 681 9300 0
Fax: +49 681 9300 223

Contact at HANNOVER MESSE 2016:
Dr. Michael Opsoelder
Hall 2, Stand B46, partner with Saarland University, WuT
Email: joachim.blau@leibniz-inm.de

Transportable airborne wind turbine: green energy from a container
In locations where there is no power network for miles around, yet a power supply is required, help is now at hand from EnerKite's EK200 100kW airborne wind turbine. At HANNOVER MESSE 2016 the manufacturer will show how supplier-independent secure supplies of green energy can be created.

With its dragon-wings, the moveable unit can also “harvest” wind from above conventional wind turbines - for the EK200 files at heights of 200 to 300 metres, where inland winds are stronger and more constant. In this way, if required, the annual power output can be doubled compared with conventional wind turbines. The cost of production is already below 4 Euro-cents per kilowatt-hour.

The EnerKite operates cyclically in two phases, with a single cycle lasting about one minute. Start-up, operation and landing of the airborne wind turbine are fully automatic. It is steered from the ground via three wear-resistant high power plastic cables and high-response cable winches. The generator unit is patented, and is housed in the main cable drum, and the current is only generated on the ground. The system is equipped with secure remote monitoring and control. The EK200 is supplied in a container, and will be of interest to farmers, medium-sized companies and communities. The airborne wind turbine can also be deployed in disaster zones and regions that are difficult to access. Its market launch is planned for 2017.

EnerKite GmbH
Fichtenhof 5
D-14532 Kleinmachnow (Brandenburg), Germany
Tel.: +49 33203 182581

Contact at HANNOVER MESSE 2016:
Dr. Alexander Bormann
Hall 2, Stand A32
Mobile: +49 170 731 18 03
Email: info@enerkite.de