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It all began with a problem – and a brilliant idea. Professor Hans Wiksell, founder of the medical technology company NeoDynamics, recognized that breast cancer biopsies involve certain problems and risks. He discovered a method that provides better, safer and less invasive sampling.
SKS Automaatio has taken advantage of the opportunities offered by the Internet of Things and digitalized the monitoring of industrial machines and processes. The IoTKey service developed by the company is a comprehensive platform for machine and process monitoring and the preventive maintenance of equipment. Etteplan is a technology partner in the product development project.
Etteplan's Embedded Systems and IoT business unit helps customers innovate and implement new digital business models. According to Jaakko Ala-Paavola, Technology Director, the working method is characterized by agility, as well as start-up attitude. New business models, new customers, new markets and the utilization of new technologies are the objectives of the unit.
Jaakko Ala-Paavola is very familiar with the possibilities of industrial internet, since he is also a member of the TEKES Industrial Internet program’s strategic steering committee.
To ensure the quality and correct operation of electronic products you have to be able to test them both during R&D phase (design verification) and later in production (production testing). To make sure the required testing is possible to do, and preferably even easy to do, you have to take the testing requirements into account when the product is being developed. This is called design for testability or design for testing (DFT).
In just a short time, Finnish company Aidon has secured a market-leading position in the Nordic countries with its open-minded energy metering solutions. The company’s success has been supported by long-term development work with trusted partners.
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, offers the widest range of cargo handling solutions and services to ports, terminals, distribution centres and to heavy industry. They are the industry forerunner in terminal automation and when Kalmar decided to move forward with the design of their automatic stacking cranes they chose Etteplan. The co-operation in Technical calculation area of engineering started in 2011.
HAZEMAG Group develops and manufactures machines and plants for the construction and mining industry worldwide. Needless to say, safety comes first as far as maintenance, repair and operations of the machinery and plants is concerned. The company’s technical documentation needs to comply with the high safety requirements.
Imagine your company’s fire alarm sounds. You have been trained in how to use the system, but do you remember exactly what you need to do? A clearly illustrated users guide that is immediately available is an immense help in crisis situations. The partnership between Schneider Electric Fire & Security and Etteplan aims to accomplish just that.
Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery AB in Sweden, a long-standing customer of Etteplan, manufacturers advanced gas turbines to customers in the energy sector.
Outsourcing the operations of an industrial company is a skill in its own right. Success requires a lot, not only from the company itself but also from the selected outsourcing partner and the employees transferring to a new employer. When pitfalls are avoided and the process is well-planned and executed in a controlled manner, outsourcing benefits all parties involved.
Engineers often face situations, where they need better understanding on the performance of the product in certain conditions. For instance, how the fluid flows in geometrical complex structures or how heat conducts through different materials. A ship builder may be interested in simulating how the wavers hit the ship hull.
Etteplan's engineering unit in Kouvola, Finland, has been doing energy analysis already for two decades. It all started with pulp and paper mills but now energy analysis are done also for saw mills, food production facilities, recycling industry - basically all kinds of production units.
When a company’s goal is to manufacture the world’s best AC drives, also the guidelines related to the equipment must be implemented in the best possible way. Vacon (now Danfoss Drives) decided to outsource its technical documentation to Etteplan and benefit from the company’s new HyperSTE and HyperDoc tools. The results have also won over Danfoss Drives’ customers.
Black & Decker is a global marketer and manufacturer of quality products used in and around the home and publishes approx. 100 new manuals each year in up to 24 languages.
Etteplan created all Black & Decker manuals applying XML structure to minimize translation cost and time-to-market while optimizing consistency and facilitating version management. As a result, the amount of re-use has been 90% or better, which resulted in cost savings of up to 90% on translations. Furthermore, the time to market was decreased by 80%.
Operational challenges such as variety and flexibility, cost per kg/pack, food safety and environment, are the basis of GEA Food Solutions to improve the output and reduce the operating cost of food processors.
Etteplan helped GEA Food Solutions by applying structure and language quality (STE) to its documentation, which resulted in:
A massive modernization project is underway at Helsinki-Vantaa airport. In large investment projects, it is paramount that the engineers can work with up-to-date baseline data. Finavia chose Etteplan as its partner to make the technical documentation process even more reliable.
Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands is a diversified Health and Well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through timely innovations. As a world leader in Healthcare, Lifestyle and Lighting, Philips integrates technologies and design into people-centric solutions, based on fundamental customer insights and the brand promise of “innovation and you”.
Embedded system is a combination of both hardware and software, the testing and development of which calls also for other things than just software and the device itself. It is often necessary to measure the signals of the device, simulate the input signals or otherwise control the device from the outside during its testing. Without an appropriate testing environment, testing a device becomes slow, laborious and unreliable.
Any machine including rotating or moving parts will break down sooner or later - unless it is properly serviced. Uninterrupted functioning is traditionally maintained applying predictive maintenance. That is a way to ensure that the device functions flawlessly until its next scheduled servicing.
Software development relies on agile practices and methods, which avoid large debacles and promote teamwork. Testing is an inseparable part of the development process right from the definition phase. The tasks overlap and information moves smoothly within a modern design team. The test engineer is a team member and no longer considered a messenger of bad news.