Posts Tagged ‘Industry 4.0’

VDMA at Achema: Pumps + Vacuum pumps meeting “Industry 4.0” demands

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 von admin

The future pump and vacuum pump is intelligent and digitally integrated, according to manufacturers joined at VDMA Pumps + Systems as well as VDMA Vacuum technology. At present manufacturers are developing an administration shell based upon existing information models. This shell, the digital twin, contains all data specifying a pump. „All requested realizations as for example an OPC UA companion specification can be directly deducted from information out of the administration shell. This is evident when developing a pump to meet “Industry 4.0” demands,“ informs Christoph Singrün, managing director at VDMA Pumps + Systems, in the run-up to the Achema in Frankfurt.


KSB: High-efficiency motor with integrated frequency inverter

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 von admin

Prototype demonstrates potentia: The KSB Group has finished the prototype of a super-compact high-efficiency motor with an integrated frequency inverter. The 22-kW synchronous reluctance motor is a prototype featuring new semiconductor technology that provides completely new cooling management for eliminating heat from power electronics.

By integrating the frequency inverter into the motor, developers were able to reduce the unit volume by over 25 percent compared with the traditional design.


What will the pump of the future look like?

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 von admin

Few components in plant and equipment engineering are as steeped in tradition as the pump. But how does this fit in with the age of digitalisation? And is it even possible to design a hydraulic element that is fit for Industry 4.0? KSB has been reconciling these two worlds successfully for some time now.

KSB has always focused primarily on the optimisation of pumps – knowing the exact load profile and tuning the pump to the operating point. This is borne out by the sheer number of different pump casings and materials used and the impeller adjustment options available. However, conditions can change during the life of a pump and it often happens that a pump no longer runs at the optimum operating point. This also applies to newly installed pumps. For years now, KSB experts have therefore been investigating how to optimise pumps more easily without using complex analytics or even having to replace the pump.


Grundfos powers up with new Head of Digital Transformation

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 von admin

Fredrik Östbye joined Grundfos to further strengthen the company’s ambitions of taking digitalization to the next level in its business offerings. The 44-year-old Swede is a new Group Vice President and Head of Digital Transformation. He comes from a position as VP, Internet of Things, at the Telenor Group. Prior to that he was CEO at WaterVision AB.

Fredrik Östbye holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Chalmers University, Sweden.

Top 10 posts on Δ p Global Online in April 2016

Sunday, May 1st, 2016 von admin

The actual Top 10 posts on Δ p GLOBAL Online:

  1. Sulzer Phases Out Pumpex Brand Name
  2. Grundfos: Strong result in 2015 
  3. Wilden: AODD Pumps Now Available in Aluminum
  4. KSB: New service centre in Abu Dhabi
  5. Sulzer: New efficient submersible recirculation pump
  6. KSB: New impeller combines reliability and efficiency
  7. Sundyne: API 685 Sealless Pumps
  8. Wilden: Pure-Fuse diaphragms for hygienic applications
  9. KSB: New drinking water circulators
  10. Oerlikon Leybold: High vacuum system for researchers  

Here the actual Top 10 on  Δ p Online in German