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WORLD OF INDUSTRIES - INA 2/2017

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TABLE OF CONTENT WORLDWIDE NEWS HANNOVER MESSE 2017 TO EMPHASIZE ON THE BENEFITS OF INDUSTRY 4.0 GERMANY: THE EURO ZONE’S GROWTH ENGINE BLOCK I/O MODULES SIMPLIFY THE DIRECT RFID INTEGRATION INDUSTRIAL PC – EXTREME SPACE- SAVINGS AND FLEXIBILITY STABLE LOGISTICS THANKS TO PERMANENT NETWORK MONITORING WHEN E-CHAINS CARRY SENSORS SURFACE FINISHING AND FILTER EXPERT OPTS FOR CONSISTENT ENGINEERING like us on facebook WORLD OF INDUSTRIES – INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION 2/2017

Worldwide News Endress+Hauser with confidence into the current year Despite difficult market conditions last year, Endress+Hauser grew the business on a local currency basis. In euros, however, consolidated net sales declined marginally by 0.2 percent to slightly more than 2.1 billion euros, mainly due to the impacts of exchange rates. “Although return on sales fell, as in the past we are still performing at a solid level,” emphasized Chief Financial Officer Dr Luc Schultheiss. With a global workforce of 13,003 at the end of 2016, an increase of 51 on the previous year, employment remained constant within the Group. According to CEO Matthias Altendorf, a worldwide slowdown in economic growth, as well as fundamental changes in the global economy, left their mark on the figures. In addition, some international subsidiaries grappled with structural problems. Despite positive economic signals in individual markets, Matthias Altendorf expects 2017 will continue to be a challenge. www.endress.com Future-proof step on the way to Industrie 4.0 PI (Profibus & Profinet International) is making good progress with the subject Industrie 4.0. Main work is done in the teams of the PI working group “I4.0@PI” set up for individual topics. The requirements are closely harmonized with the users and the senior experts in the various companies. The combination of requirements and technical possibilities has resulted in the main areas of focus of TSN, IPv6, Semantics, Security and OPC UA. Currently these are discussed in the teams set up. For example the integration of TSN aims in a definition of an ideal image of Profinet on TSN. The advantage of Profinet will be its participation in the technical progress of standard Ethernet technology. Even with a high involvement of the members, time is needed for working out detailed preparations of sensible and practice-oriented standards - first white papers are expected for Hannover Fair 2017. On account of the examinations, it can be determined already today that the available PI technologies are and remain a sound basis, but also enable a future-proof step. www.profibus.com chainflex® works ... Servo cable 26 Test million strokes tested 4404 Measuring system cable 66 Test million strokes tested 3479 Moving energy made easy with the world's number 1 for moving cables: ● Largest selection; up to 7 price levels ● From stock, from 1meter, without cutting fees ● Largest test lab in the industry ● Available as an assembled e-chainsystem ® ● Calculate lifetime online www.igus.eu/chainflextest Free Samples: igus ® GmbH Tel. +49-2203-9649-800 info@igus.eu plastics for longer life ® The terms "igus, chainflex, e-chainsystem, plastics for longer life" are legally protected trademarks in the Federal Republic of Germany and, where applicable, in some foreign countries. Visit us: Hannover Messe – Hall 17 Booth H04 Igus.indd 1 14.03.2017 15:08:09 WORLD OF INDUSTRIES – INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION 2/2017