Newswire | May 29, 2023
The partnership will enable the companies to expand their services into the rapidly growing industry 4.0. By combining Arendai's cutting-edge solution, Harmony, with mobile robotics from AiQ robotics, the partnership will develop advanced and intelligent solutions for a diverse range of use cases, giving a significant competitive advantage in the market.
"We are excited to announce our new partnership with leading robotics company, AiQ robotics," said Walter Buga, CEO of Arendai. "We believe that the combination of simulation, AI and robotics has the potential to revolutionize operations for many verticals, and we are thrilled to be at the forefront of this innovation."
In the field of robotics solutions and automation, nearly every application is characterized by individual and unique conditions. A strength of the new partnership is the ability to provide a joint customizable, flexible, and interoperable solution to any use-case. The partnership between Arendai and AiQ robotics is expected to have a significant impact on logistics and smart manufacturing.
"I am convinced that AiQ robotics' products and extensive experience, completed by Arendai's Harmony software integration capabilities, gives a great and innovative boost to the autonomous intralogistics market," said Przemysław Degórski, Founder of AiQ robotics. "Customers will be able to take advantage of a complete robotic integration solution. Our target is to deliver an easily deployed system for production and warehousing good transportation."
The companies aim to leverage their expertise in artificial intelligence in the optimization of intralogistics processes and in collaboration with human intelligence.
Arendai and AiQ robotics will have a joint exhibit at the MODERNLOG fair in Poznan, Poland, from May 30-June 2. The partners will demonstrate the integration of Arendai's software orchestration solution and a mobile robot from AiQ robotics with game-changing navigation capabilities, including the use of QR codes and SLAM.
Arendai Inc. is a pioneer in the delivery of innovative software management solutions for the orchestration of logistics centers and the intralogistics operations of smart factories. By applying simulation, digital twin, and AI, Arendai delivers optimal orchestration of heterogeneous AMRs and robotics solutions. Arendai has excellent, engaged ecosystem partners with a focus on solving real customer problems and producing an attractive ROI.
About AiQ robotics
AiQ robotics company was founded on the basis of extensive experience gained in the robotics and automation market in the field of measurements, electric motors, motor accessories, controllers, control, complete solutions and commissioning. Customers can take advantage of ready-made products, as well as robotics and automation components enabling the construction of highly sophisticated and innovative projects.
PR Newswire | May 17, 2023
Modine Manufacturing Company, a leading manufacturer of heat transfer coils, is expanding operations at its current location in Sremska, Serbia, to meet growing demand from the heat pump market in Europe. When complete later this year, the new facility will be a dedicated manufacturer of coils for commercial and residential heat pump applications.
"We are excited to expand our manufacturing operations in Serbia to serve our key customers in Europe and beyond," said Eric McGinnis, President, Climate Solutions. "The market for heat pumps is experiencing tremendous growth in Europe and we want our manufacturing centers closer to our key customers. Serving them with best-in-class heat transfer technology that reduces energy consumption and lowers harmful emissions is one way Modine lives out our purpose of engineering a cleaner, healthier world."
The heat pump market in Europe is experiencing significant double-digit growth. Government regulation to reduce fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions across industries has led to increased policy support and incentives to install heat pumps. The International Energy Agency forecasts that annual heat pump sales in the European Union alone will reach 7 million units by 2030, up from 2 million in 2021.
"The new production facility in Serbia underscores Modine's commitment to providing the highest quality coils to our customers. We look forward to working with our customers and suppliers as we expand our operations in the region," said Modine Mike Postma, Vice President and General Manager, Heat Transfer Products. "At the same time, we are proud to be part of the Serbian business community and excited about the new jobs we are creating."
Modine has decades of experience manufacturing high-quality heat transfer coils for HVAC contractors, integrators, distributors and original equipment manufacturers. Modine Serbia was established in 2014 to manufacture heat transfer coils used primarily in commercial refrigeration and HVAC applications. Over the years the facility received new investment and was expanded in 2019 to support the growing heat pump market. The new facility will be located next to the existing plant.
At Modine, we are Engineering a Cleaner, Healthier World™. Building on more than 100 years of excellence in thermal management, we provide trusted systems and solutions that improve air quality and conserve natural resources. More than 11,000 employees are at work in every corner of the globe, delivering the solutions our customers need, where they need them. Our Climate Solutions and Performance Technologies segments support our purpose by improving air quality, reducing energy and water consumption, lowering harmful emissions and enabling cleaner running vehicles and environmentally-friendly refrigerants. Modine is a global company headquartered in Racine, Wisconsin (U.S.), with operations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia.
Globenewswire | March 24, 2023
3D Systems today announced its collaboration with TE Connectivity, a world leader in connectors and sensors, to jointly develop an additive manufacturing solution to produce electrical connectors meeting stringent UL regulatory requirements. The solution comprising 3D Systems’ Figure 4® Modular, Figure 4 material, 3D Sprint® software, and services was designed to meet TE Connectivity’s unique requirements for material performance and high tolerance, reliable printing. The foundation of the solution is a newly developed photopolymer 3D Systems engineered specifically to meet TE Connectivity’s requirements. In addition to a world-class flammability rating at 0.4mm thickness, it is the first known printable photopolymer to complete a UL®1-recognized long-term thermal aging (RTI) study. This material combined with an optimized print process enables the necessary reliability and accuracy required for TE Connectivity’s products. Using 3D Systems’ Figure 4 technology, the combination of new material properties, speed, and accuracy allows the production of rugged industrial products for the first time, targeted at appliances, cellular and data-center applications. Additive manufacturing provides TE Connectivity freedom of design to create complex geometries that would be difficult to create using injection molding. It increases flexibility for low volume, quick turn production runs, and tooling avoidance, allowing TE to quickly demonstrate its capabilities and its customers to more efficiently meet demand.
3D Systems’ Application Innovation Group (AIG) collaborated with TE Connectivity’s team to develop a full production workflow from design to a finished connector. The program included the development and UL certification of a new Figure 4 material. UL regulatory approval has been obtained, including UL94 V0 flame rating at 0.4mm, Glow Wire Ignition (GWI) of 800°C, Comparative Tracking Index (CTI) of 600V (equivalent to a PLC of 0), and Relative Temperature Index (RTI) for long-term electrical and mechanical use of 150C and 130C, respectively.
“As 3D printing technology evolves, we’re seeing more opportunities for using it to manufacture products for customers who need a low volume of parts in a short timeframe,” said Philip Gilchrist, VP and segment chief technology officer for Communications Solutions at TE Connectivity. “Our work with 3D Systems enables us to provide our customers with functional parts in just weeks instead of months.”
“Customer-centric innovation is at the core of everything we do,” said Reji Puthenveetil, executive vice president, industrial solutions, 3D Systems. “The collaboration with TE Connectivity provided the understanding and requirements of the unique application being addressed and enabled the development of the solution. Our materials scientists and print process experts worked very closely with the TE team to formulate a material that, when used in conjunction with our Figure 4 technology, delivered on the high quality, high-reliability standards their customers have come to expect. This is yet another example of how 3D Systems is partnering with industry leaders to accelerate innovation and build competitive advantage through additive manufacturing solutions.”
About 3D Systems
More than 35 years ago, 3D Systems brought the innovation of 3D printing to the manufacturing industry. Today, as the leading additive manufacturing solutions partner, we bring innovation, performance, and reliability to every interaction - empowering our customers to create products and business models never before possible. Thanks to our unique offering of hardware, software, materials, and services, each application-specific solution is powered by the expertise of our application engineers who collaborate with customers to transform how they deliver their products and services. 3D Systems’ solutions address a variety of advanced applications in healthcare and industrial markets such as medical and dental, aerospace & defense, automotive, and durable goods.
About TE Connectivity
TE Connectivity is a global industrial technology leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive and connected future. Our broad range of connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, enable advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications and the home. With more than 85,000 employees, including over 8,000 engineers, working alongside customers in approximately 140 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS.