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Industry giant Mouser puts its weight behind Sensors & Instrumentation 2017

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Mouser Electronics has signed up as the headline sponsor for this year’s Sensors & Instrumentation, taking place in Hall 1 at the NEC Birmingham on the 26 and 27 September 2017.

Mouser Electronics is a leading authorised distributor of semiconductors and electronic components for over 600 industry leading manufacturers. With 22 locations around the globe, Mouser specialises in the rapid introduction and distribution of new products and technologies for design engineers and buyers.

Mouser logoGraham Maggs, vice president of marketing in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, comments: “Mouser’s role is to make new technologies available for designers to base their latest projects on. That is why Mouser focuses on semiconductors which lead design. But sensors, given the vital role they play in the development of ‘Internet of Things’ systems are also vital. That’s why we believe that a focused event such as Sensors & Instrumentation – with a full seminar programme and lively exhibition floor – is needed by a wide variety of industries, and we are pleased to be involved.”

 “As a company that focuses on the design engineer, Mouser has always striven to understand what it is that the design community really wants and needs from distribution. Our vision is that we must become a knowledge provider. As well as the devices themselves, and the design ecosystem – the tools, the dev kits, the modules, the OS etc – design engineers need distributors that can provide the knowledge, the learning, perhaps even the inspiration that they need to identify the best approach, and then the best technology, and finally the best solution for their project.”

Maggs concludes, “We hope that visitors to Sensors & Instrumentation 2017 will come away not only buzzing with ideas but also with real practical solutions to the challenges they face as they bring their ‘spark of imagination’ to reality. To find out more about sensors at Mouser, please visit http://www.mouser.com/applications/sensor_technology

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Event director Kathryn Ambrose comments: “Mouser’s involvement with Sensors & Instrumentation is sure to drum up even more excitement for the event and will be a key factor in drawing in design engineers and buyers alike. With this sponsorship, in addition to the exemplary exhibitor line up, CPD certified seminars and exciting feature areas, Sensors & Instrumentation is shaping up to be the must attend event of the year!”

About Sensors & Instrumentation

With over 3,300 visitors coming through door over two days, the 2016 Sensors & Instrumentation exhibition was the biggest and best yet, helping to further cement its place on the calendar as the UK’s only national sensors focused event.

Organised by Datateam Business Media, this year’s show will take place on Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th September 2017.

www.sensorsandinstrumentation.co.uk   

About Datateam Business Media

Datateam is a modern and dynamic communications business with a product portfolio covering six business-to-business and healthcare sectors. Established in 1988, it has expanded over the years and now offers over 50 publications, websites, events and awards.

www.datateam.co.uk

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Invesdor launches first crowdfunding campaign in Sweden with TidyApp

TidyApp will raise SEK 3 million through the Nordic region’s leading crowdfunding platform Invesdor. The funding campaign is Invesdor’s first for a Swedish-based company.

TidyApp is Sweden’s leading mobile platform for home cleaning services. The service automatically matches independent cleaning partners with customers based on the customer’s specific needs. TidyApp handles everything from background checks of cleaning partners and quality assurance to invoicing, taxes and insurance. The new funds will be used to accelerate growth through investments in marketing and development of the platform.

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TidyApp is also focusing on adding partner services to the app who, together with TidyApp, can enhance the customer experience when it comes to domestic services. Current partners are Mathem in food delivery services and Glue in digital locks.  Services like window cleaning, baby-sitting and laundry are in line to be added. The goal is to become the go-to-platform for domestic services. At the moment, TidyApp offers home cleaning services in the metropolitan areas of Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmoe but more geographies will be added in the future.

“We have grown rapidly and with additional funding we can accelerate growth further. Demand for our service is strong and more and more customers discover how easy it is to book a cleaner through the app,” says Mikael Mortensen, CEO and founder of TidyApp.

Last year TidyApp had a turnover of almost 5 million kronor and the forecast for 2017 is 15 million with the result so far in 2017 supporting that prediction. The Swedish market for domestic services is growing by around 10% per year.

Invesdor has operations in the Nordic region and the UK and via its platform 32 million euros has been raised in 85 rounds. In total, Invesdor has a network of more than 60,000 registered investors around the globe.

“We have many investors in Sweden and we are extremely pleased to now bring them a Swedish company. We think TidyApp has a really interesting proposition and they are very well suited to raise expansion capital through our platform,” says Peter Moore, Equity Director for Sweden and Norway.

TidyApp in brief:

TidyApp is the leading mobile platform for domestic services in Sweden and was founded in 2015. TidyApp matches independent cleaning partners with customers based on the customer’s specific needs. TidyApp handles everything from background checks of cleaning partners and quality assurance to invoicing, taxes and insurance. Today, TidyApp offers cleaning services but is looking to add other domestic services in the near future. TidyApp’s key owners are Vidici Ventures and a number of experienced entrepreneurs and angel investors.

www.tidyapp.se

Invesdor in brief:

A financial technology (fintech) company founded in Finland in 2012, Invesdor operates an online investment platform that connects ambitious European growth companies with investors worldwide. Invesdor has helped raise more than 30 million euros for more than 80 businesses. Invesdor's clients include private and publicly traded companies from Finland, the UK, Sweden, Norway and Denmark as well as investors from more than 70 countries. Invesdor has offices in London and Helsinki. Invesdor is the Nordic market leader in equity crowdfunding platforms measured in invested capital in 2015 and 2016.

www.invesdor.com

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Global Telesat Communications Awarded Contract with UK's Forestry Commission for Emergency Response System

Forestry Commission Improves Forest Ranger Safety with Approx. 550 Globalstar SPOT Gen3 Satellite Messengers

Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Globalstar Inc. (NYSE MKT: GSAT) and the leader in satellite messaging and emergency notification technologies and Global Telesat Communications (GTC), a leading value added reseller of Mobile Satellite Solutions (MSS) and a subsidiary of Orbital Tracking Corp. (OTCQB: TRKK), has just announced that the Forestry Commission in England and Scotland is deploying Globalstar’s SPOT Gen3TM messengers under a new sales and support contract with GTC. With the deployment of the new SPOT Gen3 devices, the Forestry Commission is improving the safety of its staff when working in areas with unreliable mobile phone and radio communications.

In an emergency situation, lone workers can press a single button on the SPOT Gen3 to alert emergency services via the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Centre (IERCC). The SPOT Gen3 uses Globalstar’s advanced satellite network for communications, even in remote regions. The SPOT Gen3’s tracking feature can also help locate forestry staff if there is an incident and they are unable to press the emergency button. The SPOT Gen3 can be pre-configured to send location data to a central co-ordinator every 2.5, 5, 10, 30 or 60 minutes providing the device is moving.

gen3 productThe Forestry Commission chose the SPOT Gen3 because of its small size and ease-of-use as well as its long battery life and affordability. The Forestry Commission has already deployed the first 200 units nationwide with the intention of deploying approximately 550 SPOT Gen3s over the next 12 months.

“In an emergency situation, particularly if a person is in danger of going into shock, having a device that is quick and easy to use is paramount. We wanted something small enough to fit in a pocket, yet able to provide a lifeline in critical situations,” said a spokesperson for the Forestry Commission. “Many members of our team work in the most remote parts of the UK which are unreachable by radio and mobile phones. With the SPOT Gen3, they have a satellite-based device that brings peace of mind.”

Global Telesat Communications’ Managing Director, David Phipps, commented: “The Forestry Commission is taking advantage of the latest developments in satellite technology to ensure its staff can be found and rescued in an emergency. Furthermore, with this reliable and flexible new technology, the Forestry Commission now has the ability to easily integrate satellite location data with an array of sophisticated third party applications enabling them to not only protect employees, but to more effectively manage their land and support their mission.”

About SPOT
SPOT LLC, a subsidiary of Globalstar, Inc., provides affordable satellite communication and tracking devices for recreational use. SPOT messaging devices use both the GPS satellite network and the Globalstar network to transmit text messages and GPS coordinates. Since 2007, SPOT has provided peace of mind by allowing customers to remain in contact completely independent of cellular coverage. SPOT messengers have been used to initiate over 4,000 rescues around the world. Currently averaging almost two rescues a day, SPOT delivers affordable location-based messaging and life-saving emergency notification technology to hundreds of thousands of users. For more information, visit FindMeSPOT.com.

Note that all SPOT products described in this press release are the products of SPOT LLC, which is not affiliated in any manner with Spot Image of Toulouse, France or Spot Image Corporation of Chantilly, Virginia. SPOT Connect is a trademark of Spot LLC. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

About Global Telesat Communications
Global Telesat Communications Ltd (GTC), a subsidiary of Orbital Tracking Corp., is a supplier of mobile voice and data communications services via satellite. GTC provides equipment and airtime for use on all the major satellite networks including Globalstar, Inmarsat, Iridium and Thuraya allowing users in remote locations to make phone calls, connect to the internet and track assets or personnel anywhere in the world.  GTC also offers a rental service for customers requiring equipment on a short-term basis. For more information regarding GTC, please visit www.globaltelesat.co.uk

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Sulzer solutions on offer at Facilities Show 2017

Sulzer will attend the Facilities Show this year for the first time, bringing an insight to the wide range of maintenance services that the company offers to those involved in facilities management.

This year, engineering experts from Sulzer will be available on Stand No. P840 to discuss the company’s extensive capabilities, both mechanical and electrical. In-house manufacturing and engineering centers provide extensive services for electric motors, generators, pumps, compressors and turbines, all of which are available through the local service center network.

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From one-off emergency repairs to cost effective, long term maintenance contracts, Sulzer is able to deliver a comprehensive range of services to facilities managers across the world, and predominately throughout the UK.

Sulzer offers global engineering resources through a network of local service centers, capable of delivering a full range of projects from complete equipment refurbishment to predictive maintenance solutions.

Held from 20-22 June at ExCel London, the Facilities Show is the world’s largest dedicated facilities management event, attracting over 11,000 visitors in 2016. This year’s show is expected to attract visitors from over 40 countries and offer them the prospect of discovering new business opportunities with a wide range of suppliers, advisors and specialists, such as Sulzer.

For more information about Sulzer, or to discuss individual capabilities, visit the experts on Stand P840.

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About Sulzer

Sulzer is the leading worldwide, independent service provider for large rotating equipment. With technically advanced and innovative service and maintenance support solutions, Sulzer provides a turnkey service that provides its customers with the peace of mind to focus on their core operations.

Included in this package is a highly efficient and dependable high-voltage coil manufacturing and supply service, delivered from a purpose built facility within the Birmingham Service Centre, UK. It is recognized for producing very high quality coils for high voltage motors and generators; designed, manufactured and shipped by a highly skilled and dedicated team to ensure fast and reliable service.

With an in-house copper rolling mill, Sulzer customers can benefit from round-the-clock manufacturing to ensure that every coil is delivered on schedule. In conjunction with constant quality control and full HV on-site testing facilities, Sulzer can deliver quality, precision and speed, any time, day or night.

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Endress+Hauser expands US production

Group extends Raman analyzer production and builds new plant for temperature measurement production

Measurement engineering and process automation specialist Endress+Hauser has further expanded its production facilities in the United States. The Raman analyzer manufacturing plant in Ann Arbor, Michigan was extended at a cost of 9 million US dollars. In Greenwood, Indiana, the company built a new 8 million dollar plant for temperature measurement production.

Kaiser Optical Systems, part of the Endress+Hauser Group since 2013, manufactures Raman spectroscopy devices in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The analyzers, which are designed for examining the composition and material characteristics of solids, liquids and gases, are deployed in process and laboratory. Endress+Hauser is pursuing a strategy that involves the employment of advanced analytical engineering in process applications and supporting customers in lab and process.

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Construction of the new 9 million dollar plant took nearly one year and more than doubles the floor space to 8,100 square meters (87,000 square feet). With roughly 100 employees worldwide, Kaiser Optical Systems is thus gearing up for additional growth. “The expansion will allow us to produce our analyzers in even higher volumes and with the quality that our customers around the world demand,” emphasizes Tim Harrison, Managing Director of Kaiser Optical Systems.

Customer-specific production

Endress+Hauser has manufactured temperature measurement technology and system products since 2008, in Greenwood, Indiana, also the US sales center headquarters. The company has now invested more than 8 million US dollars in a 3,900 square meter (42,000 square feet) state-of-the-art production facility. The new plant will produce sensor elements, thermometers and thermowells as well as transmitters, system components and recorders.

“The new facility demonstrates Endress+Hauser’s commitment to the market and customers in North America. It shows that we are dedicated to manufacturing and providing services close to our customers,” emphasizes Patrick McGlothlen, Managing Director of the plant. While producing for its home market in the US, the Greenwood facility also supplies customers in Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and Chile quickly and flexibly with customized products.

For more information, please visit www.us.endress.com/inaugurations.  

Strong presence in the United States

Endress+Hauser has been present in the US with its own sales center since 1970. The company relies on a nationwide network of select representatives to service customers. Endress+Hauser, in the US, produces instrumentation for flow, level, pressure and temperature measurements, liquid analysis technology, Raman spectroscopy instruments and laser-based gas analyzers. The Group employs more than 850 people in the US.

The Endress+Hauser Group

Endress+Hauser is a global leader in measurement instrumentation, services and solutions for industrial process engineering. The Group employs 13,000 personnel across the globe, generating net sales of more than 2.1 billion euros in 2016.

Structure

With dedicated sales centers and a strong network of partners, Endress+Hauser guarantees competent worldwide support. Our production centers in 12 countries meet customers’ needs and requirements quickly and effectively. The Group is managed and coordinated by a holding company in Reinach, Switzerland. As a successful family-owned business, Endress+Hauser is set for continued independence and self-reliance.

Products

Endress+Hauser provides sensors, instruments, systems and services for level, flow, pressure and temperature measurement as well as analytics and data acquisition. The company supports customers with automation engineering, logistics and IT services and solutions. Our products set standards in quality and technology.

Industries

We work closely with the chemical, petrochemical, food & beverage, oil & gas, water & wastewater, power & energy, life science, primaries & metal, renewable energies, pulp & paper and shipbuilding industries. Endress+Hauser supports its customers in optimizing their processes in terms of reliability, safety, economic efficiency and environmental impact.

History

Founded in 1953 by Georg H Endress and Ludwig Hauser, Endress+Hauser has been solely owned by the Endress family since 1975. The Group has developed from a specialist in level measurement to a provider of complete solutions for industrial measuring technology and automation, with constant expansion into new territories and markets.

About Endress+Hauser in the U.S.     

Endress+Hauser is a global leader in measurement instrumentation, services and solutions for industrial process engineering. Endress+Hauser provides sensors, instruments, systems and services for level, flow, pressure and temperature measurement as well as analytics and data acquisition. We work closely with the chemical, petrochemical, food & beverage, oil & gas, water & wastewater, power & energy, life science, primaries & metal, renewable energies, pulp & paper and shipbuilding industries. Endress+Hauser supports its customers in optimizing their processes in terms of reliability, safety, economic efficiency and environmental impact. The Group employs 13,000 personnel worldwide and generated more than 2.2 billion dollars in 2016.

For more information on Endress+Hauser in the US, please visit www.us.endress.com.