Experienced automation specialist increases regional presence
The Beijer Electronics sales team has now received further support. Sinéad Branagan-Peter is the new regional account manager responsible for the North Baden-Württemberg area in Germany, since the 1st February 2013. Her tasks include the strengthening and further development of both existing and new customer relationships, as well as the acquisition and growth of new customers. As an expert in the field of automation-hardware, she has served many well-known customers in the industrial automation industry for the past six years. Her responsibilities and duties as a technical-sales specialist enable her to understand the needs and requirements of her clients and advise them accordingly.
Experienced automation specialist increases customer presence
The Beijer Electronics EMEA sales team has now got additional support. Starting from 1st December 2012 our new colleague Bernd Hachtel will be the account manager responsible for the Hessen area, Germany. His tasks include the continuing support of existing customers and the procuring of new customers. As an expert for several years in the field of automation he has worked for companies with packaging solutions. His duties up until now have made it possible for him as technical sales adviser to understand the needs and requirements of his customers and advise accordingly.
Beijer Electronics as the world largest independent HMI manufacturer presented the latest technology in HMI solutions.
Beijer Electronics supports UNICEF with a Christmas donation.
The Service pack 1 for iX Developer 2.0 is now finalised and has been released. Everyone using iX Developer today might already discovered the new version with the built in Software update. iX 2.0 SP1 contains mainly bug fixes but also some features.
Improved onscreen keyboard, adapt character "dot" or "comma" depending on region.
Support iX TxE with limitations.
Support iX TxX-SoftControl with improved tag import.
To be able to configure iX TxE and iX TxX-SoftControl, an Add-on is needed. This will be distributed to regions affected by these products.
More than 60 customer related and internal found bug fixes.
More about the release can be read in Release notes which can be found here.
Visit Beijer Electronics at SMM, the Shipbuilding Machinery & Marine technology fair in Hamburg from 4.- 7. September 2012.
In hall B6.442 you will see latest HMI technology and trends around ship automation.
If you don´t have a ticket for SMM show just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will provide you with your free entrance ticket.
For the first time, the Industrial Usability Day – HMI took place in Würzburg, Germany, on May 9th. The Elektrotechnik-Academy, a convention Center of the publishing house Vogel Business Media was host of the event. They provided the complete infrastructure like room, catering, administration and promotion. Beijer Electronics was the head sponsor and responsible for the entire presentation content.
Our objective was, to represent Beijer Electronics as competent HMI manufacturer who has a focus, beside innovative products development, on future oriented industrial topics, in this case “Usability”.
On one day five different speakers held lectures about user friendly HMI products in industrial automation. In detail they explained which chances usability offers and how much effort this could cause. The different topics were: definitions of terms, legal obligations, usability in real projects, process of usability implementation and a broader picture of other branches who already have usability introduced as “must-have” discipline. All speaker had an expertise as usability professionals. We could even hire a Prof-Dr. engineer from the Hochschule Heilbronn to hold a speech about automotive usability.
Due to a cooperated campaign, initiated by Vogel Business Media and Beijer Electronics, with press releases, eNews, and adverts we could invite 37 attendees to this first time event. Well-known companies like Siemens, Bosch, Festo and Heidelberger participated, too.
The conclusion of the conference was a huge common interest in usability and a particular interest in industrial realization. Now we start with follow up and will find out soon, how much potential for Beijer Electronics could be generated in the future.
Beijer Electronics has received a strategic order from the National Property Board of Sweden. The Authority, in charge of managing state property, has chosen an automation solution from Beijer Electronics through the building automation integrator Nordomatic to ensure the building management of the National Library of Sweden in Stockholm.
The National Library is responsible for collecting and preserving all Swedish publications and audiovisual material, and for making this part of the cultural heritage available to the public. The new automation solution will manage the HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning), humidity control, lightning, energy measurement and elevator monitoring of the historic building.
Major growth opportunities
“Building automation is a segment we’re prioritizing, and this order is a strategic milestone,” commented Magnus Buhre, Beijer Electronics’ Manager of Building Automation. “The targeted effort has, in addition to the delivery to the National Library, also resulted in prestigious orders for Sweden's new national stadium Friends Arena, the Vasa Museum and the National Museum.”Read more
Beijer Electronics will deliver both hardware and software for the National Library. The solution includes approx. 1,800 I/O’s, the recently introduced iX HMI solution and PLC systems. These products complement the previously delivered SCADA system. Beijer Electronics was chosen as supplier based on the ability to meet high quality standards combined with the capability to deliver ready-made software applications for HVAC.
HVAC solution provider
Beijer Electronics establishes itself as a solution provider for the property management market with open solutions for HVAC. The company has, in collaboration with building automation integrators, delivered solutions to Scania, Tetra Pak, Alfa Laval and Astra Zeneca. Through efficient building automation solutions, Beijer Electronics delivers up to 30% in energy savings for its customers.
The April issue of Experience magazine is available for download now. In this issue you can read about the new generation iX HMI solution ”HMI at the speed of thought”. The Jarlsberg tunnel, a Norwegian rail and tunnel-building project, meets high demands on safety. And, the Swedish integrator AutomationsGruppen takes advantage of the new HVAC frequency inverters under Beijer Electronics own brand.
New HMI takes engineers from idea to result faster
Human machine interface technology take a giant leap forward with the launch of Beijer Electronics’ new iX 2.0 HMI software and new generation operator panels. Summed up in the market-driven concept HMI at the speed of thought, the iX HMI solution both speeds up project development and makes the application faster and more efficient to navigate.Read more
The fastest way from idea to application
The iX 2.0 development software minimizes the distance between the HMI idea and the fully deployable, intuitive, application. Smarter engineering tools and an improved ribbon menu set in a familiar Windows® based environment ensure substantial time gains for project developers.
User-friendly and efficient operation
An industrial HMI has never been more intuitive than the new iX HMI solution from Beijer Electronics. Implementing navigation tools used in everyday applications such as mobile devices, iX 2.0 creates new ways to interact with machines using scroll and swipe gestures. Software features such as the unique “Action menu”, which enable a multi-level menu system and fast execution of actions, and the well-known “Roller panel” both help put the most relevant information right where the operator needs it, saving screen space and enabling manual-free operation in the process. With more intuitive applications that help operators make the right decisions, operation becomes safer and productivity increases.
New ways to personalize
Companies are looking for new ways to increase business value and strengthen their brands. Beijer Electronics meets this growing market trend with the launch of the HMI software iX 2.0, offering many ways to personalize the application – even including customizing the system dialogs. A visual expression in line with the machine and company brand help machine builders and others sharpen their competitive edge. The iX software offers full HMI functionality and is ready to use as it is, but also offers the possibility to add, e.g., .NET components and create customized functionality through C# scripting since the software is based on the Microsoft .NET Framework.
Easy distribution of information
Beijer Electronics’ operator panels can share information with each other via panel networks, regardless of size or performance, which makes it easy to share information between users and provides safer control of complex machines also over long distances. The panels can act as OPC UA server and client, enabling distribution of information between the factory floor and business or planning system, and the built-in report generator turns figures into Excel reports for saving or printing directly. As web servers, Beijer Electronics’ panels enable engineers to freely create web pages which operators and supervisors will be able to log in to from, e.g., mobile devices, thus facilitating more efficient operations.
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