Future Electronics invites engineers to Industry 4.0 seminar to preview new technologies for motor drives, sensing, control and connectivity

Future Electronics invites engineers to Industry 4.0 seminar to preview new technologies for motor drives, sensing, control and connectivity
‘Lösungen für Industrieelektronik im Zeitalter von Industrie 4.0’ event in Minden, North Rhine-Westphalia includes an exclusive tour of WAGO’s state-of-the-art factory

Egham, UK, December 2016 – Future Electronics, founded in 1968 by company president Robert Miller and now a world-class leader and innovator in the distribution and marketing of electronics components, today announced that it is inviting applications from OEM design engineers and engineering managers to attend an ‘Industry 4.0’ seminar on 22 February 2017 in Minden, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

The all-day seminar is intended for engineering professionals at companies working in the field of industrial and factory automation. It is also open to final-year engineering students. After a keynote speech by an expert from Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe, they may choose to attend sessions in one of four technical streams: motor control, sensing and predictive maintenance, embedded control and displays, or wired and wireless connectivity.

Future Electronics is co-hosting the seminar with interconnect manufacturer WAGO Kontakttechnik, and the seminar will include a one-hour tour of the WAGO factory in Minden to provide a real-life example of the application of the latest Industry 4.0 technology.

The sessions will be presented by engineering experts from semiconductor manufacturers including ON Semiconductor, NXP Semiconductors, STMicroelectronics, Microchip and ROHM Semiconductor and by field applications engineers and market specialists from Future Electronics and WAGO.

At the end of the day, all those attending will be entitled to claim a free development kit suitable for their current or next development project. The seminar itself is also free of charge.

Martin Schiel, Vertical Segment Manager for Industrial Automation at Future Electronics (EMEA), said: ‘There is great scope today for industrial automation equipment to reduce factory downtime, raise energy efficiency, lower operating costs and improve productivity by embedding sensing and intelligence everywhere in the factory. This means that there is more pressure than ever before on the makers of factory and industrial automation equipment to make their products fit for Industry 4.0. The learning, networking and experiences that visitors to the WAGO/Future Electronics seminar will gain will help them be ready for the next wave of innovation in the factory equipment sector.’

The venue for the event is the conference centre at WAGO’s headquarters in Minden. The centre includes a meeting space for students attending the event, where they may learn more about WAGO and about Future Electronics.

Spaces are strictly limited, and those who are interested in attending are urged to apply immediately, at http://de.futureelectronics.com/de/promotions/eands/Seiten/L%C3%B6sungenf%C3%BCrIndustrieelektronikimZeitaltervonIndustrie40.aspx.

For more information or to ask a question, e-mail martin.schiel@futureelectronics.com.

About Future Electronics
Founded in 1968 by Robert Miller, Future Electronics is a worldwide leader in electronics components distribution, and is recognized as one of the most respected and innovative companies in the industry today. Headquartered in Montreal, Canada and operating in 42 countries around the world, Future Electronics has earned an impressive reputation for providing outstanding service and developing efficient, comprehensive global supply chain solutions.

The company’s success is largely built upon its commitment to maintain close business partnerships with suppliers and customers, coupled with the strength of its commercial and technical competencies through all stages of the design-production cycle.

Future Electronics is globally integrated, supported by one worldwide IT infrastructure which provides real time inventory availability and access, while enabling full integration of operations, sales and marketing worldwide.

Future Electronics boasts the most knowledgeable sales team and provides the most advanced engineering/design capabilities and technical solutions, award-winning customer service, best in class global trade compliance program, and the largest available-to-sell inventory in the world.

Offering the industry’s highest level of overall service, including customer-specific programs and processes, and worldwide e-commerce support, the company’s mission is always to Delight the Customer.
Website: www.futureelectronics.com

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Future Electronics Promotes Expanded FM4 MCU Portfolio from Cypress

Montreal, Canada – December 29, 2015 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, recently announced immediate availability of the expanded portfolio of flexible MCUs from Cypress, delivering best-in-class performance for safety-critical industrial systems and home appliances.

These ARM® Cortex®-M4-based MCUs simplify compliance to international safety standards and provide fast, secure and reliable communication interfaces for Industry 4.0.

The FM4 MCUs from Cypress operate at frequencies up to 200 MHz and support a diverse set of on-chip peripherals for motor control, factory automation and home appliance applications. The portfolio delivers low-latency, reliable, machine-to-machine (M2M) communication required for Industry 4.0—the fourth industrial revolution, using network-computing technologies to advance design and manufacturing.

The portfolio delivers robust, reliable M2M communication with high-speed communication interfaces, including Controller Area Network with Flexible Data-Rates (CAN-FD) and IEEE 1588 Ethernet, and with hardware-based encryption accelerators. The FM4 MCUs include up to 2MB flash and 256KB SRAM memory, along with integrated hardware-based features and standards-compliant firmware libraries that simplify functional safety compliance.

For more information about Cypress, the FM4 portfolio of MCUs, and access to the world’s largest available-to-sell inventory, visit www.FutureElectronics.com

About Future Electronics

Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, ranking 3rd in component sales worldwide, with an impressive reputation for developing efficient, comprehensive global supply chain solutions. Founded in 1968 by Robert Miller, President, the company has established itself as one of the most innovative organizations in the industry today, with 5,000 employees in 169 offices in 44 countries around the world. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with one worldwide IT infrastructure providing real-time inventory availability and access, while enabling full integration of its operations, sales and marketing worldwide. Offering the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities and technical solutions through all stages of the design-production cycle, and the largest available-to-sell inventory in the world, Future’s mission is always to Delight the Customer®. For more information, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.

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