Saturday, August 24, 2019

Elemaster Group, another goal for the strategic global development


Elemaster announces to have finalized the acquisition of 100% of GDM Electronic’s shares. This investment represents another strategic step for the realization of Elemaster’s globalization plan, according to the business plan “Vision 2020”: now the Elemaster Group’s plants are located in Italy, Germany, Belgium, Romania, USA, China, India and Tunisia.

Gabriele Cogliati, Elemaster’s President & CEO
Gabriele Cogliati, Elemaster’s President & CEO

Mr. Gabriele Cogliati, Elemaster’s President & CEO states: “I’m really proud to evidence that, in the same year when Elemaster celebrates its 40th anniversary since its constitution, we have achieved another important goal for the strategic global development of Elemaster Group. Our Company is strengthening its presence in the world and this year we will complete three additional projects: the inauguration in May 2018 of a new and larger facility in China, the opening in July 2018 of a new and state of the art plant in the USA (Duluth, Georgia) and the expansion of our German subsidiary, CAD UL GmbH, where we would like to create an European center for electronic engineering and fast prototyping”.

Mrs. Valentina Cogliati, Elemaster’s Managing Director.
Mrs. Valentina Cogliati, Elemaster’s Managing Director.

Mrs. Valentina Cogliati, Elemaster’s Managing Director, concludes : “This investment opens our Group to new opportunities and enables us to be identified as the ideal partner for the strategic growth and competitiveness of our Customers: we will get closer to our Clients in the Centre of Europe, achieving also new opportunities in northern Europe”.

Innovative electric water taxi

water taxi

A futuristic, zero-emission new design of water taxi, called SeaBubbles, was demonstrated on Lake Geneva in Switzerland. The vehicle represents a milestone in the development of new forms of transportation that do not impact the environment or place any burden on urban infrastructure. The water taxi will soon be equipped with the ABB Ability™ Marine Advisory System – Octopus, a software solution that helps vessel operators gather and analyze all relevant data to optimize water travel.

From left to right: Kenneth Nakken, Vice President Digital Service ABB Marine & Ports; Anders Bringdal, Founder and Ceo Seabubbles; Thierry Lassus, Managing Director ABB Sécheron; Alain Thébault, Co Founder & Vice-President Seabubbles.

The development of the demonstration craft was supported by the Geneva cantonal authorities and the Department of Energy, Transport and Agriculture (Deta), represented by State Councilors Luc Barthassat and Pierre Maudet, drawing on technology from ABB. Further trials will continue in the months ahead.
The ABB Ability™ Marine Advisory System – Octopus will be deployed by the pilot project. The Octopus system will enable ABB to provide real-time data to the SeaBubbles control center, covering virtually every aspect of the vessels’ operating status.

Unusual self-parking amenities

NiNissan’s self-parking slippers
Nissan’s self-parking slippers

Combining the ultimate in traditional hospitality with Nissan’s autonomous driving technology, one Japanese inn is treating guests to some unusual amenities: self-parking slippers, tables and floor cushions.

Nissan’s self-parking slippers
Nissan’s self-parking slippers.

The ProPILOT Park Ryokan looks like any other traditional Japanese inn, or ryokan. Slippers are neatly lined up at the foyer, where guests remove their shoes.
Tatami rooms are furnished with low tables and floor cushions for sitting.
What sets this ryokan apart is that the slippers, tables and cushions are rigged with a special version of Nissan’s ProPILOT Park autonomous parking technology. When not in use, they automatically return to their designated spots at the push of a button.

Hotel guests get a kick out of Nissan’s self-parking slippers.
Hotel guests get a kick out of Nissan’s self-parking slippers.

First introduced in the all-new Nissan Leaf in Japan in October 2017, ProPILOT Park detects surrounding objects and lets drivers automatically park the vehicle in a selected parking space by pressing a button. The same technology is being used in the amenities at the ProPILOT Park Ryokan during a demonstration to entertain guests and reduce staff workload.

Autonomous parking technology
ProPILOT Park is a fully fledged system that helps drivers park by automatically controlling acceleration, brakes, handling, shift changing and parking brakes to guide the car into a parking spot.
By combining advanced image processing technology using four high-resolution cameras and information from 12 ultrasonic sensors around the car, ProPILOT Park guides the car into a space safely and accurately.

ProPILOT Park is a fully fledged system that helps drivers park.

All steering, braking and throttle inputs for various parking maneuvers, such as parallel parking, are automated. The system can automatically identify a parking space around the car so that the driver doesn’t need to set a target parking position. Requiring only three easy steps for activation, this technology liberates drivers from one of the most tedious, and at times the most challenging, tasks of driving.

Giuseppe Nardella. 1938 – 2018

Giuseppe Nardella, chairman of the publishing group Tecniche Nuove
Giuseppe Nardella, chairman of the publishing group Tecniche Nuove

Suddenly, on January 6th, Giuseppe Nardella, chairman of the publishing group Tecniche Nuove, passed away. He founded the group in 1964 with the precise aim of spreading professional information, starting from mechanics and gradually developing the activities and editorial products at all the fields of industry.
Giuseppe Nardella builded a large company with the force and concreteness of ideas and he lived to the last day with the enthusiasm of the beginning. Tecniche Nuove is, at the moment, the largest publishing group in Italy covering widely professional and scientific editorial fields.
Employees and collaborators of the group – Tecniche Nuove, New Business Media, Senaf, Accademia Tecniche Nuove, Grafica Quadrifoglio, Ariesdue, Ticino Edizioni, Centro Marketing, Jonio Comunicazione, Brazil Media Communications – along with the family, tighten around Ivo Alfonso Nardella who has been leading the company with his father in the last years and will continue his work.

Giuseppe Nardella, chairman of the publishing group Tecniche Nuove
Giuseppe Nardella, chairman of the publishing group Tecniche Nuove

I am convinced that in every company there is an invisible soul, a sort of common thread, which can be interpreted as harmony in the relationships between the Management and the people who work around it; if this harmony and soul develop together with the company, success is assured “.

Many applications for the new K1W water cooled motor

water cooled motor
The new water-cooled K1W motors feature power ratings up to 700 kW with high power density and very high efficiency.

The new K1W series of water-cooled motors has been recently launched by WEG, a global manufacturer of motor and drive technology.
The newly developed K1W motors are available up to energy efficiency class IE3 with rated power up to 700 kW and compact dimensions.
They are suitable for a broad spectrum of applications, including mixers, extruders, injection moulding machines, printing presses, paper machines and wire drawing machines. The new series of motors was developed by WEG’s German subsidiary Antriebstechnik KATT Hessen, commonly known as AKH.

water cooled motor
The water-cooled K1W motor is a strong player in situations where a lot of power is needed in a small space, external fans cannot be used, or high ambient temperatures prevail.

“The K1W series is a completely new line of water-cooled motors which are cost effective and meet the needs of a large number of applications thanks to numerous options. Among other things, they are a good choice when a lot of power is needed in a small space and the lowest possible noise level is desired”, says Uwe Guthardt, Managing Director of AKH. “The K1W series is ideal in situations where an external fan is not possible due to a high dust burden in the air or the motor heat cannot be dissipated directly to the ambient, for example in an operating environment that is already at an elevated temperature.”
The new series of motors is built to the specifications of vibration level A, protection class IP55 and insulation class F as standard. The shaft height of the available motors is between 200 and 355 mm. The motor casing and bearing shells of the standard version are made from steel.
The electrical options include optimisation for variable speed drive operation as well as special voltages and frequencies. The mechanical options of the K1W motors include water-cooled shafts, electrically isolated bearings, automatic lubrication, and foot or flange mounting. Special bearings for high axial or radial loads, special shaft materials, and special surface treatment and a variety of paint grades are also possible. Drive components such as holding brakes, back stops, shock absorbers and various encoders are additionally available.