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Safely on and safely off! Position switches inside step treads of Bielefeld light railway

Position switches used to monitor the step treads of part of the light railway system in the city of Bielefeld were increasingly failing, making higher levels of maintenance necessary. The operator MoBiel started looking for an alternative solution – and found one very close by. Following a successful test phase, the trains are now being successively fitted with long-life position switches.

Source: messtec drives Automation (04/2020)
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"Digitalisation requires agility and close customer contact". From a manufacturer of components to a provider of systems and network solutions

Numerous automation experts have shifted in the last few years from component manufacturers to solution providers. In order to visualise its own development in this direction, steute has changed its company name. Managing Director Marc Stanesby explains why this change was necessary and why customers can only profit from this increased skills set.

Source: messtec drives Automation (09/2018)
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A logical changeover. From a provider of components to a provider of systems and network solutions

Digitalisation means that manufacturers of components are expanding their portfolio to provide their customers with systems and network solutions, which usually entails increased engineering effort. For steute, this changeover is clearly reflected in its new company name. In an interview with GIT SICHERHEIT, Managing Director Marc Stanesby explains the reasons behind the changeover.

Source: GIT Sicherheit + Management (09/2018)
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Safety foot switches - remote control enabling

Press brakes and other forming machines are often operated using a safety foot switch. For such applications special switching inserts exist. Ergonomic comfort and operational safety can be improved by using remote control enabling foot switches with safety-related wireless technology.

Source: A&D (7+8/2018)
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