News / Press releases

  • 23.10.2017

    New range of positioning system products adds servo drive functionality

    New range of positioning system products adds servo drive functionality

    halstrup-walcher announces the launch of a new range of products with direct drives for automatic format changeover. These mechatronic systems with integrated control, bus interface and optional absolute measurement system (without battery) are ideal for adjusting machine axles.

  • 10.07.2017

    Fast, fully automated adjustment to different packaging formats with smart positioning systems

    Fast, fully automated adjustment to different packaging formats with smart positioning systems

    Fast and flexible format changeovers are vital for maximising the efficiency of automated packaging lines. Gerhard Schubert GmbH is a market leader in top-loading packaging machines (TLM) and therefore decided to invest in positioning systems (PSE) from halstrup-walcher GmbH to switch between package formats.

  • 08.06.2017

    Certified quality and environmental management system

    Certified quality and environmental management system

    In April 2017, halstrup-walcher GmbH and Walcher Meßtechnik GmbH were awarded new certification in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001:2015 and DIN EN ISO 14001:2015. The companies in the Halstrup-Walcher Group were already compliant with DIN EN ISO 9001:2008 and participated in the ECOfit project in 2015. The new certificate confirms the effectiveness of the company’s exemplary environmental system and modifies its quality management system to meet new requirements.

  • 30.03.2017

    US visa for halstrup-walcher positioning systems

    US visa for halstrup-walcher positioning systems

    Series 3 positioning systems have perfected the ability to adjust machine positioning axes quickly and precisely. These electric drives have now been certified for the US and Canadian markets as meeting UL, CSA and ANSI testing standards. Certification will be reviewed and granted by TÜV Süd Product Service GmbH, an accredited NRTL (Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory) testing organization, in accordance with the guidelines of the US and Canadian authorities.

  • 29.03.2017

    New product configurators online

    New product configurators online

    Our product configurators for positioning systems, drive technology and pressure measuring products are now online. They replace the old product finder. You can find fitting products step-by-step. We provide some further information with each step, which makes the configuration easier. In some steps the choice by picture illustrates the several options. On the configuration results site you can compare the products or make changes, print your results and start an inquiry.

  • 08.03.2017

    Buongiorno da Milano! halstrup-walcher founds Italian subsidiary

    Buongiorno da Milano! halstrup-walcher founds Italian subsidiary

    halstrup-walcher now has representation in Italy through its own subsidiary, halstrup-walcher S.r.l. The company’s existing customers will continue to receive support from long-standing representative FISME. The new subsidiary will further enhance support for its representatives and customers in Italy. “Dario Branchi, our Managing Director, is highly experienced in the sector and will generate new sales as well as supporting existing customers,” says Christian Sura, Managing Director for Sales at halstrup-walcher GmbH. The founding of the new sales subsidiary is the next step in halstrup-walcher’s international strategy. It will enable halstrup-walcher to grow its sales steadily and systematically in Italy. Dario Branchi will celebrate his new role at SPS IPC Drives in Parma. Italian customers will have the opportunity to toast the new company together with halstrup-walcher.

  • 12.01.2017

    New flow rate calibration laboratory (volume flow / mass flow)

    New flow rate calibration laboratory (volume flow / mass flow)

    The ability to obtain accurate, reproducible measurements of flow rates in air-conditioning and process air systems is more important today than ever before. Meters are used in a wide range of applications from recording air consumption to ensuring constant provision of adequate ventilation, e.g. to protect employees or the environment when handling hazardous materials. In every case it is essential that the instruments used deliver reliable readings – so regular calibration is vital.

  • 19.09.2016

    Control positioning axes using IO-Link

    Control positioning axes using IO-Link

    halstrup-walcher, a pioneer in the area of compatibility with different field buses, has taken this a step further and has now become the first supplier of decentralised actuators also to provide positioning drives with an IO-Link interface.

  • 15.06.2016

    Reduce cable spaghetti in machines

    There is no way to avoid wiring electrical drives for format changeovers. It is an area that requires detailed planning and consideration – long before the engineer starts erecting the machine. Selecting the correct wiring method can save a great deal of time and trouble during setup and servicing.

  • 13.06.2016

    Infinitely precise positioning with PSE, PSS, PSW positioning systems for automated format changeovers in machines

    Infinitely precise positioning with PSE, PSS, PSW positioning systems for automated format changeovers in machines

    Precise format changeovers are an important priority for machine builders in Germany. Long before the phrase "Industry 4.0" entered popular usage, machinery developers were wondering how they could implement reliable adjustment mechanisms in their products while retaining good flexibility. Automatic format changeovers offer major advantages and provide an answer to this problem.

  • 07.01.2016

    Working out for a good cause

    Working out for a good cause

    halstrup-walcher has found a new way of motivating its employees to exercise. For every kilometer they go, the company will donate one euro to a charitable cause. Because the goal is a total of 2000 kilometers, the maximum donation has been capped at 2000 euros. In 2015 the “Wurzelhopser”, a Nordic walking group whose name means “root hoppers”, walked 1250 kilometers, while the mountain bike group rode 1190 kilometers. In other words, employees not only met their goals – they exceeded them. The donation was divided equally between two Kirchzarten organizations: 1000 euros went to Ride2live and 1000 euros went to the Kirchzarten Bürgerstiftung (Civic Foundation). Congratulations to all of our employee athletes for their outstanding job!

  • 26.10.2015

    Industry 4.0 and Cyber-Physical Systems – Practical Example Format Change in Machine Building

    Industry 4.0 and Cyber-Physical Systems – Practical Example Format Change in Machine Building

    Seldom does a term from the diverse nomenclature of “Industry 4.0” produce such astonishment and incomprehension when first encountered as “cyber-physical system” or CPS for short. Before we look more closely at this term and its meaning, we will firstly consider its embedding in the context of Industry 4.0.

  • 09.03.2015

    Accurate measurement of energy flows and consumption in air-conditioning and process air systems – with the new Luftmeister®

    Accurate measurement of energy flows and consumption in air-conditioning and process air systems – with the new Luftmeister®

    Luftmeister® from halstrup-walcher, the measurement technology specialist, provides the missing link at the interface between energy management, air-conditioning technology and facility management: the world‘s first air meter and air energy meter records air consumption and energy flows within air-conditioning and process air systems based on high-precision mass flow and enthalpy sensors. The new instrument is factory-calibrated and thus offers maximum accuracy.

  • 25.02.2015

    Informing, Warning, Connecting – Safe cleanroom monitoring with touch panels

    Informing, Warning, Connecting – Safe cleanroom monitoring with touch panels

    Life-sciences companies must monitor their critical production processes with monitoring systemsOne important task of monitoring is making measured data visible in the locations where local decisions depend on them. Measuring technology and cleanroom specialist halstrup-walcher now has put the perfect solution on the market for these requirements. Specifically, this is the multi-channel process panel PUC 44, which has a touch panel in the stainless steel frame.

  • 20.11.2014

    Volume flow measurement comes of age

    Volume flow measurement comes of age

    The importance of volume flow measurements to air quality and operating costs has been underestimated for many years. Yet there is a growing recognition that excessive volume flow in air conditioning and process air systems sends operating costs spiralling upwards. Not only do ventilator fans consume extra energy in moving the surplus air around the system but expensive air conditioning processes (cooling, heating, humidifying or dehumidifying) generate further costs by treating unnecessarily large volumes of air.

 
 
 

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