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Delta Electronics at CeBIT 2016

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Delta, a global leader in thermal and power management solutions, unveiled today, at DatacenterDynamics CeBIT 2016, new power and cooling technologies with industry-leading power capacity for high-density and large-scale green datacenters. Under the theme “High Power, High Density, High Performance”, Delta debuts 1) the Modulon DPH series 500 kVA modular UPS featuring both the world’s highest power capacity and power density per module at 55kVA and 22.78W/in³ respectively, for significant opex and space savings; 2) the RowCool series with a unique 120kW sensible cooling capacity recently installed at one of the world’s largest semiconductor firms; and 3) the brand-new Single Rack Datacenter (SRDC), an all-in-one micro system for small high-density datacenters.

These superior systems are new elements of Delta’s InfraSuite Datacenter Infrastructure Solutions, a comprehensive, modular and highly integrated portfolio to support the creation of high-performance green datacenters. Key features and core customer benefits are:

Industry-leading Energy Efficiency, Power and Cooling Capacity:

Datacenters are being centralized with larger scale and higher power density for increased resource utilization. Delta offers substantial savings in operating expenses and valuable datacentre space through its next-generation modular DPH series 500 kVA UPS featuring both the best-in-class power capacity and power density per module in the world at 55kVA and 22.78W/in³ respectively, enabling up to 50% space savings when compared with similar models by major peers. Its industry-leading AC-AC efficiency higher than 96% also allows for substantial energy savings.

The unique RowCool series 120kW is also a valid proposition for realizing energy savings in high-density datacenters. The system delivers impressive air flow of more than 20,300 CMH with embedded variable fan speed technology to reduce electricity consumption. Recently, one of world’s largest firms in the demanding semiconductor industry, selected the RowCool series 120kW as the best option in the market capable of fully satisfying the demands of its green datacenters.

High Integration and Flexibility:

For small datacenter applications, Delta will showcase its brand-new Single Rack Datacenter (SRDC), an all-in-one micro datacenter solution including backup power, batteries, power distribution, cooling system and up to 29U space for IT devices. The SRDC leverages Delta’s 4.7kW air-cooled technology and its RT series 5kVA UPS with 92% AC-AC efficiency.

Another value-added power solution for small datacenters, the Modulon DPH 75kVA, is equipped with power modules, batteries and rack-mounted power distribution cabinet and demonstrates ultra-compact design and a small footprint.

Visitors at Delta’s booth at DatacenterDynamics CeBIT 2016 will have the opportunity to experience the live modular datacenter with cold / hot-aisle containment, a living proof of our state-of-the-art system integration capabilities and track record in realizing cost and energy savings for customers’ datacenters around the globe.

Smart Modularization and Scalability

Delta’s InfraSuite, with its smart modular datacenter architecture, is suitable for small and medium enterprise applications. It is flexible, ‘pay-as-you-go’ and agile with short installation time required. UPS, power distribution, batteries, cooling, racks and more are highly integrated to favor higher space utilization.

Ultimate Reliability:

Reliability is the top priority that cannot be compromised in datacenters. The hot-swappable modules of the modular UPS DPH series allow quick replacement and offer an uninterruptible power supply that guarantees scalable expansion. As for the newly-launched DPH 500kVA UPS, its control module redundancy and proactive failure prediction of key components also can minimize downtime risks. The highly integrated and standardized architecture of the InfraSuite platform bring high system reliability to datacenter customers as well.

Superior Manageability:

Delta’s datacenter infrastructure management InfraSuite Manager (EMS3000) integrates all facilities and IT equipment into one single platform for comprehensive and remote management as core value for IT managers to ensure complete control of the entire datacenter at their fingertips.

Worldwide Track Record:

Delta’s InfraSuite and UPS solutions have obtained broad recognition by customers worldwide, such as a German luxury automaker and hosting company in Berlin, a university datacenter in South Africa, airports in Poland and Australia, a high power density datacenter at a world-leading IC design company in Taiwan, government modular datacenters for smart city applications in China, and more.

Welcome to visit and see our high performance datacenter solutions and success stories at Delta’s stand located at B53, Hall 12 during CeBIT 2016 in Hannover, Germany from March 14th to 18th.

Delta, founded in 1971, is a global leader in power and thermal management solutions and a major player in several product segments such as industrial automation, displays, and networking. Its mission statement, “To provide innovative, clean and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow,” focuses on addressing key environmental issues such as global climate change. As an energy-saving solutions provider with core competencies in power electronics and innovative research and development, Delta’s business domains include Power Electronics, Energy Management, and Smart Green Life. Delta has 153 sales offices, 60 R&D centers and 38 manufacturing facilities worldwide now.

For detailed information about Delta at www.deltaww.com

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German machine tool industry expects moderate growth in 2016

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Sector sets another record for production output in 2015

For 2016, the German machine tool industry is cautiously optimistic. “We’re expecting moderate growth of 1 per cent in 2016,” says Dr. Heinz-Jürgen Prokop, Chairman of the VDW (German Machine Tool Builders’ Association), speaking at the organisation’s annual press conference in Frankfurt am Main.

This prognosis is based on capital investment from the major customer sectors, global figures for machine tool consumption, and finally the order bookings at Germany’s machine tool manufacturers.

 Dr. Heinz-Jürgen Prokop, Chairman of the VDW (German Machine Tool Builders’ Association)

 

For the investments, Oxford Economics, the VDW’s forecasting partner, was in the autumn of last year expecting a global increase of 4 per cent. The principal drivers are traditionally the automotive industry, followed by the electrical engineering and electronics industries, metal product manufacturers, and the mechanical engineering sector. Machine tool consumption is predicted to rise by 4.2 per cent. Europe tops the rankings here (plus 4.6 per cent), closely followed by Asia (plus 4.5 per cent) and America (plus 2.5 per cent).

Order bookings at German machine tool manufacturers, an indicator for medium-term business activity, showed a moderate rise of 1 per cent in 2015, to reach 14.9 billion euros. Production output and order bookings are thus settling at approximately the same level.

During the first three quarters of 2015 Asia and Europe ordered 4 and 3 per cent more German machine tools respectively than in the previous year. Orders from China, which account for around a quarter of the total, were down again, this time by 8 per cent. This shows that the restructuring process in the Middle Kingdom will remain an issue for quite a long time to come. Nonetheless China remains important due to the sheer size of its market alone – the country is responsible for one-third of international machine tool consumption.

 

In 2015, the sector produced machines worth 15.1 billion euros

The VDW’S prognosis is based on the record year of 2015. Last year, the German machine tool industry produced machines worth 15.1 billion euros, corresponding to an increase of 4 per cent. “That’s once again a record figure, following the last high in 2013,” explains Dr. Prokop.

With an export ratio of around 70 per cent, and exports up by 4 per cent to around 9.4 billion euros, markets abroad made a somewhat greater contribution to the overall result than domestic consumption. Contrary to all expectations, Europe did particularly well, with a plus of 8 per cent.

Asia, by contrast, a few years ago on almost level pegging with Europe, disappointed with a fall in exports of 5 per cent. China, the largest market with a share of still over one-fifth, has been severely affected.

In 2015, the sector’s workforce increased by an annual average of 1.5 per cent to around 68,500 employees. Capacity utilisation was running at an annual average of just over 88 per cent, which was about 2 per cent down on the preceding year’s level. The current figure in January, however, shows a renewed uptrend. The order backlog, at 6.8 months, was averaging half a month below the preceding year’s figure.

“Overall, these figures show the sector has once again performed very well. Some of our member companies have reported the best year in the firm’s history,” is Dr. Prokop’s comment on the figures for 2015.

 

Global business is getting progressively harder

“Nonetheless, the business environment for our operations has become more difficult, and our options for exerting a direct influence are limited,” says Prokop. The newly industrialising countries, in particular, are under pressure, due to the low prices for raw materials, Russia is suffering from the weak rouble and the low oil price, Brazil is mired in a serious recession, while China, with its faltering growth is weakening the most important trading partners. Then there are the numerous geopolitical uncertainties. “So it’s all the more important for our companies, in time of transformative global change, to be on the lookout for new long-term market potentials,” says Dr. Prokop. This applies both to new sales markets, and to new products and services from the manufacturers.

 

Market potentials for German machine tool manufacturers

Iran, currently on everyone’s lips, offers potentials for German manufactures as well. In the boom times of the early 1990s, they exported machines worth almost 190 million euros. The figure for last year, by contrast, was a mere 20 million euros. The country’s machine tool consumption is expected to increase rapidly from its most recent 82 million. In particular, German vendors are anticipating good sales opportunities thanks to a very substantial demand for modernization among equipment suppliers for the oil and gas industries, and in the automaking segment. In order to reconnect with the traditionally good relationships with Iranian customers, VDW is joining forces with Messe Stuttgart to host the AMB Iran, a trade fair with an accompanying symposium, in Teheran from 30 May to 1 June 2016.

Mexico is also regarded as an exciting high-growth market, driven predominantly by the automotive and aviation industries Mexico’s machine tool consumption rose by an impressive 85 per cent between 2010 and 2014. With 1.5 billion euros, the country nowadays ranks among the world’s biggest markets for machine tools. Germany is the third-biggest supplier, with a share of 14 per cent. German exports have since 2011 climbed by more than 250 per cent. In mid-April 2016, on the initiative of the VDW and with political support, there will be a German exhibition called “German High-Tech in Metal Working” under the aegis of the Expomaq trade fair in León.

Another promising region is the ASEAN bloc, whose countries represent a market volume of 3.9 billion euros. The Japanese have so far been dominating the market, not least because the Japanese automotive industry has a strong local presence. Japan supplies around half of the machine tools imported, Germany a mere 4 per cent. Nonetheless, German exports to the region have risen substantially in the past few years, and most recently totalled more than 150 million euros. “So greater involvement will be well worth while,” opines VDW Chairman Dr. Prokop.

 

Upgrading competitive advantage with new technologies

“If you want to continue prospering in the face of international competition, it’s increasingly imperative to offer solutions that others cannot emulate,” adds Heinz-Jürgen Prokop. Keyword Industry 4.0: it’s becoming progressively more difficult to attain major competitive advantages in terms of machine technology. For this reason, machine tool manufacturers are well advised to broaden their viewpoints and to think in terms of holistic production solutions. If these are to be consistently adopted throughout a system, this demands profound knowledge of the process concerned in the context of what are sometimes highly disparate customer’s requirements. “No one knows these worlds better than we do, and this is our great opportunity,” is Dr. Prokop’s firm conviction.

Another issue with a definite future is additive manufacturing. It enriches the range of existing conventional metalworking processes by enabling customised or complex components to be produced, for example. More and more manufacturers are accordingly examining the idea of hybrid machines, which combine conventional machining processes with additive manufacturing. Nonetheless, their use is viable only if it creates an additional benefit for the customers that justifies the higher production costs involved. “In the case of customised or complex components or in small series, this is easy to implement; in medium or large series and mass production, there’s still quite a lot left to do in order to achieve competitive unit costs,” admits the VDW’s Chairman.

 

125 years of success for the German machine tool industry – 125 years of the VDW

All in all, the German machine tool industry is in excellent shape. It is doing intensive work in the fields that it can influence itself, so as to successfully compete with its international counterparts. The majority of companies are taking globalisation on board and are operating all over the world. They are training young people, researching and developing new products, integrating new technologies, and expanding their spectrum of service capabilities. “If they succeed, they will maintain their international competitive lead,” is Dr. Prokop’s firm conviction.

The machine tool industry has since way over 100 years been demonstrating that it can repeatedly re-invent itself, has met and mastered numerous challenges, and never failed to upgrade its leading position in the world. This is equally true for the VDW, which in 2016 is celebrating its 125th anniversary. Over all these years, the association has provided backing and proactive support for the sector.

“Against this background, it’s all the more important to be properly prepared to identify and maintain a shared course, and never lose sight of the shared goal. What we’re relying on here is tradition and experience. What’s also essential is flexibility and creativity if you want to continue being successful even under altered situational conditions,” to quote Dr. Prokop.

 

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CeBIT 2016: Fujitsu document capture solutions – the starting point for digital document management

Fujitsu document capture solutions are in line with this year’s CeBIT digital economy theme: join – create – succeed. PFU, a Fujitsu company, will be exhibiting Fujitsu document scanners in Hall 3 at Stand D18, showcasing its line of solutions that help businesses meet today’s growing business challenge – converting paper-based information into digital content. Fujitsu partners like Accantum, Ephesoft and Silex Technology Europe will use this platform to present their scan solutions for a range of applications and industries.

PFU will be exhibiting its range of solutions that integrate paper-based information in the public sector e-file systems as well as the new Fujitsu fi Series document scanners, which will set a new standard for high-performance desktop scanning.

The new models will feature the tried and tested PaperStream software to kick-start digital transformation, converting all scans into high-quality images and significantly accelerating OCR. PaperStream Capture offers organisations a versatile solution for the entire capture process, featuring an intuitive user interface to enhance the information feed into their organisation’s digital workflow.

Another highlight at the booth are the Software Development Kits (SDK) for ScanSnap, fi Series and network scanners. These SDKs provide the tools that Independent Software Vendors and software developers need to build integrated applications and create tailored document scanning solutions for customers.

Additionally, the 2016 CeBIT scanner presentation will focus on the Fujitsu SP Series scanner range; the solution of choice for first time enterprise use, helping businesses raise productivity.

“In order to keep up with today’s increasingly digital world, organisations from private businesses to government agencies are all looking for ways to implement electronic file management across their business processes,” said Mike Nelson, Vice President at Fujitsu subsidiary PFU (EMEA) Ltd. “Our line of professional document scanners continue to support and enable companies to remain competitive in the current fast-paced economic climate.”

About PFU

Fujitsu brand scanners are designed, manufactured and marketed worldwide by PFU Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited (Japan). PFU is a globally active IT provider that designs, manufactures and markets computer hardware, peripheral products and enterprise software. PFU offers a broad portfolio of document scanners for professional personal, desktop, workgroup, high-volume production and networked environments and is one of the world’s leading document scanner companies. PFU has been engaged in the document imaging scanner business for more than 25 years and generates an annual turnover of over $1 billion. www.pfu.fujitsu.com/en/

Operating in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, PFU (EMEA) Limited is responsible for marketing and sales of Fujitsu document scanners. The European company was established in the United Kingdom in 1981 and has offices in Germany, Italy and Spain and a Knowledge Suite in France and Russia. http://www.fujitsu.com/uk/scanners

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Deutsche Messe expands CeMAT portfolio

CeMAT SOUTHEAST ASIA debuts in Indonesia in February 2017
Parallel events TransAsia Jakarta and ColdChain Indonesia

Deutsche Messe and international trade fair company ITE Group are co-organizing the premier of CeMAT SOUTHEAST ASIA from 28 February to 3 March 2017. CeMAT SOUTHEAST ASIA runs parallel to TransAsia Jakarta and ColdChain Indonesia at the Indonesia Convention Exhibition Center (ICE) in Jakarta. ICE is operated by Deutsche Messe and comprises 10 exhibition halls on 50,000 square meters, a 50,000-square-meter open-air site, a 4,000-square-meter convention hall, and a 12,000-square-meter pre-function lobby.

“With ICE, Deutsche Messe operates Southeast Asia’s biggest and most modern exhibition facility. Over the years, the region has developed into one of the world’s most important logistics hubs and offers outstanding business opportunities to logistics companies,” said Dr. Andreas Gruchow, member of the managing board at Deutsche Messe. “CeMAT SOUTHEAST ASIA marks a continuation of our international expansion program and also the first time that we have staged a CeMAT event parallel to additional logistics fairs. Together with TransAsia Jakarta and ColdChain Indonesia we showcase the entire logistics value chain.”

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CeMAT SOUTHEAST ASIA, TransAsia and Cold Chain Indonesia are expected to attract more than 200 exhibitors on 5,000 square meters of display area. The exhibit program features industrial trucks, complete logistics systems, rack and warehousing systems, cranes and lifting equipment, access platforms, auto ID systems, robotic logistics solutions, and packaging technology as well as logistics services such as freight forwarding, terminal operation, transport infrastructure, transport vehicles, and CEP services. Visitors will come from all over Southeast Asia.

Deutsche Messe organizes CeMAT SOUTHEAST ASIA, TransAsia Jakarta and ColdChain Indonesia in partnership with the UK-based trade fair company ITE. “We already collaborate with ITE on CeMAT RUSSIA, which works well, and we are delighted to now extend our partnership to Indonesia,” said Gruchow.

Laurent Noel, Industry Director Transport & Logistics of ITE Group Plc: “I am very excited to bring together the international expertise of two world-leading trade show organizers – ITE in the transport logistics sector and Deutsche Messe in the materials handling and intralogistics sectors. The three fairs we are co-staging in Jakarta will provide an outstanding business platform for the entire logistics industry in Southeast Asia. And the timing couldn’t be better, considering that in 2017 the Indonesian government will be completing the first of its new infrastructure projects in Java, Sumatra and Borneo, which will provide a major boost to the local economy.”

CeMAT SOUTHEAST ASIA will be supported by Indonesia’s leading business and government organizations – the Ministry of Trade, the Ministry of Transportation, the Ministry of Public Works and Housing, and APINDO (The Employers Association of Indonesia) – as well as the European Federation of Materials Handling (FEM) and the German Engineering Federation (VDMA).

“The CeMAT network has just added an important location for all of Southeast Asia. For Germany this region is very exciting even though China dominates the market. CeMAT SOUTHEAST ASIA is a good opportunity to get a foot in the door,” said Sascha Schmel, general manager of the VDMA’s materials handling and intralogistics division.

“ASEAN proves that a single, integrated regional market positively impacts trade performance. Logistics play a crucial role in this free flow of goods and services. CeMAT SOUTHEAST ASIA, TransAsia Jakarta and ColdChain Indonesia provide a platform where Southeast Asia’s logistics industry can evaluate trends, network and conduct business,” said M. Basuki Hadimuljono, Indonesia’s Minister for Public Works and Housing.

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First Compliance Verification Process for Ethernet ECUs

RUETZ SYSTEM SOLUTION Performs Implementation of OPEN ALLIANCE TC8 Test Specification

RUETZ SYSTEM SOLUTIONS – experts in automotive data communication – provides the first compliance verification process for Ethernet ECUs accomplishing the OPEN ALLIANCE TC8 Test Specification. ”With IP/Ethernet technology in cars moving closer to realization, excellent quality and cost effectiveness of all components is mandatory,” stated Wolfgang Malek, General Manager and Co-Founder of RUETZ SYSTEM SOLUTIONS. ”The system specifications of whole board nets underlie enormous changes. Thus, Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers have to do their best to implement these new requirements reliably and right on time.” Through the compliance verification process, RUETZ SYSTEM SOLUTIONS introduces standardized test methods in order to bring new automotive standards together with reliable and stable systems. The compliance verification process provides an ecosystem for component and ECU verification and consequently simplifies the technology entry for new OEMs and suppliers.

RUETZ SYSTEM SOLUTIONS provides the first compliance verification process for Ethernet ECUs

Compliance Verification for Ethernet ECUs

RUETZ SYSTEM SOLUTIONS has completed several milestones for compliance verification. Following the release of the first OPEN ALLIANCE TC8 test specification, the experts in automotive data communication have put into effect a complete test process over all OSI/ISO layers. All test setups are available and the test process is in practice. The first project has successfully integrated the test process into an OEM’s onboard system development: at their compliance test lab, RUETZ SYSTEM SOLUTIONS has effectively tested Tier 1 devices (ECUs) and Tier 2 components (FPGAs, ASICs).

Automotive Ethernet Test Scopes

RUETZ SYSTEM SOLUTIONS provides compliance testing for automotive IP/Ethernet covering all relevant test scopes. Tests for layer 1 (PHY) include interoperability tests and PMA. For layer 2 (MAC) testing, the experts in data communications supply VLAN testing, QoS testing, general switch testing, ingress filtering, and diagnostics. The TCP/IP protocol family incorporates the following protocols: Address Resolution Protocol (ARP), Internet Control Message Protocol version 4 (ICMPv4), Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4), Dynamic configuration of IPv4 Link Local Address, User Datagram Protocol (UDP), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol version 4 (DHCPv4), and Transmission Control Protocol (TCP). For automotive protocols, SOME/IP and SOME/IP SD are part of the test portfolio.

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