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When material flow management goes mobile

Automated guided vehicles (AGV) which are resting can be woken up by remote control and then sent back to sleep when they are no longer needed. This is made possible by a low-energy wireless system including a "deep sleep" mode which is already used by several renowned AGV manufacturers and which is also responsible for communication between the vehicles and their control centre.

Source: materialfluss (06/2019)
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Managed by wireless network. Efficient provision of replenishments – with eKanban

Providing e.g. assembly workstations with replenishments using an eKanban system requires sensor technology in the Kanban racks and communication with superordinate IT/OT systems. For this an "out of the box" solution is now available with simple-to-configure applications.

Source: Der Betriebsleiter (03/2019)
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Extreme tests at the North Sea

Exposing devices to extreme temperatures, saltwater, fouling, permanent vibrations, explosive atmospheres: tests in real-life conditions can be very telling. This is why steute opted to conduct a 1-year corrosion test at and in the North Sea for several of its switchgear series.

Source: elektrotechnik (03/2019)
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Just about indestructible - Switches for extreme environments

Ambient conditions can be extreme, whether in opencast mining or fertiliser production. Dust, damp, aggressive substances and vibrations all take their toll on equipment. Robust and resistant switches are therefore needed if human and machine safety are to be guaranteed. steute Technologies has recently extended its range of Extreme products to include a new emergency pull-wire switch and a new belt alignment switch.

Source: P&A-Extra (01/2019)
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"For us it is all about the Extreme". Switches face hard times on the island of Helgoland

Cold, heat, UV rays, saltwater: on the island of Helgoland in the North Sea, the conditions are tough. For one year, steute tested its switchgear products there. In conversation with P&A, steute representatives Rainer Lumme, Product Manager Extreme, and Carsten Both, Head of Industrial Development, explain how this came about, what results the tests produced, and why such tests are becoming increasingly important.

Source: P&A Extra (01/2019)
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