Technology & Breakthroughs
August 2013

The industrial equipment industry is fast reaching a position where after-sales services generate more profit than equipment sales.The industry has not been fast to respond to this and many well-known companies are struggling to satisfy both customer and stakeholder needs.






August 2013

THE Siemens Building Technologies Division has introduced new passive infrared motion detectors to protect against intrusion. These devices utilise the patented Magic Mirror technology from Siemens, which sets new standards in detection sensitivity and enables an extremely compact design.






August 2013

BASF, the Linde Group and ThyssenKrupp have announced a plan to develop an environmentally friendly and competitive basis for utilising the climate gas carbon dioxide (CO2) on an industrial scale. They aim to employ innovative process technology to use carbon dioxide as a raw material, with positive effects on climate protection.






August 2013

BASF has developed a unique high-performance product for the insulation sector that is scheduled for launch in a few years. The company says the material displays exceptional insulation performance, is extra-slim, light and will be produced as a ready-to-use polyurethane panel that is easy to process.






August 2013

BASF has produced the world’s first expanded thermoplastic polyurethane (E-TPU), which it is now marketing under the name Infinergy.






August 2013

BASF has developed for the first time an antistatic thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) granulate which for the time being goes under the Elastostat brand name in the TPU portfolio. Elastostat is available as a masterbatch.






August 2013

Kone, an innovative leader in the elevator and escalator industry, announced a new high-rise elevator technology that is set to break industry limits and enable future elevator travel heights of 1 km - twice the distance currently feasible.






August 2013

In order to ensure their traction power supply in the event of a partial system failure or unforeseeable network operating conditions, Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) has commissioned Siemens’ Smart Grid division to design and supply mobile 15-MVAr reactive-power compensation systems that can be deployed anywhere within the SBB rail network on deman






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