The energy industry is growing
With fossil fuels being depleted at an ever increasing rate, energy is becoming the decisive economic factor. In the emerging markets, energy consumption is growing exponentially. Many alternative energy companies are creating new economies in order to facilitate a more sustainable energy market.
In contrast to other energy sources which are concentrated in a limited number of countries renewable energy resources and significant opportunities for energy efficiency exist over wide geographical areas. Rapid deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency, and technological diversification of energy sources, would result in significant energy, security and economic benefits.
Demands of energy applications
Many different criteria are mandatory for an application in energy: Computing solutions have to stand up to the rigors of shock and vibration, temperature, dust and other environmental conditions. Reliable extended life and guaranteed long-term availability of components must be supported.
Best practices must also include a spectrum of design features such as ‘wartungsfrei’ (maintenance-free) components, experience with ruggedized enclosures, thermal management as well as worldwide technical support.
Kontron’s industrial computer platforms are designed to enable secure and energy efficient solutions in the energy market in applications ranging from central control computers to distributed sub stations in the field—quickly, reliably and cost-effectively.
Industrial computer platforms can be installed throughout the industry: Oil &Gas, Wind and Solar Power as well as in biogas, power plants and in ‘smart grids’, a digital energy system that provides more efficient and reliable electricity and reduces carbon footprints.
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Intel, the world's largest chip maker, is also a leading manufacturer of computer, networking and communications products. The Intel® Communications Alliance is a community of communications, embedded developers and solutions providers committed to the development of modular standards-based solutions based on Intel technologies. Intel and Pentium are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.www.intel.com
As a Gold member of Microsoft's OEM System Building Program, Kontron works directly with Microsoft on new releases of MS operating systems. Testing these products on Kontron platforms in advance insures compatibility and maximizes performance.www.microsoft.com
WindRiver provides software development tools, real-time operating systems, and advanced connectivity for use in products throughout the Internet, telecommunications and data communications, digital imaging, networking, medical, computer peripherals, automotive, industrial measurement and control (IMC), and aerospace/defense markets.www.windriver.com
3S-Smart Software Solutions develops and distributes CoDeSys the well-known IEC 61131-3 programming system. Today, CoDeSys is the widest-spread IEC 61131-3 development tool in Europe and has established itself as the satadard in controller and PLC programming. CoDeSys is a complete automation suite with object oriented programming, version profiles and controller networks. It contains integrated compilers for all important CPU families, an integrated visualization tool CoDeSys Visualization, an integrated motion control tool CoDeSys SoftMotion and an integrated product extension CoDeSys Safety. CoDeSys SP RTE is the CoDeSys real time SoftPLC under Windows.www.3s-software.com
KW-Software is the worldwide leading software manufacturer of IEC 61131 programming and runtime systems in the field of industrial control and automation technology. MULTIPROG is the hardware-independent IEC 61131 PLC programming system for creating control applications and the basis for more than 250 control systems. ProConOS is the very fast, realtime and multitasking-capable IEC 61131 PLC runtime system that is available for a great number of embedded platforms. It can also be used in different variants as Soft-PLC. KW-Software is the predominant provider of software for safety technology according to IEC 61508 up to SIL3. The safety-relevant software components are already certified completely manufacturer-independent and can thus be used immediately. KW-Software is intensely and successfully working with the latest technology. This way, we allow our customers to gain a competitive edge and a technological head start.www.kw-software.com
For many years Profimatics GmbH has been a reliable partner in the market segment of real-time software and embedded technology. Besides delivering real-time products, Profimatics GmbH is also specialized in training, consultancy, technical software development and realizing complete embedded hard and software projects. Our deep technical knowledge in combination with a large variety of embedded hardware products from top manufacturers always provide a perfect-fit real-time solution. Our experience ranges from low-level driver development to user interface design and usability testing. We can help you with your overall software strategy. Whether you require a device driver, browser-based web interface, or a multi-platform unified realtime system, our experience will help you to choose the strategy to get the job done right. We can design and implement your realtime software. Our experts have the right combination of embedded hardware and realtime software skills to help you get it done right the first time.www.profimatics.com
KUHNKE Automation develops and sells customer-specific mechatronic solutions to optimize automatic processes. Core competencies are control and positioning systems, pneumatic solutions and solenoids. Based upon broad technological expertise, KUHNKE creates world class solutions and products which enhance our customer's competitiveness and reduce costs significantly. Ventura, the modular control platform for automation solutions, is the central device for the integration of process control- and field-level. It features EtherCAT, PROFIBUS, CAN and AS-Interface as well as standard interfaces and is custom-designed for the industrial environment. The automation software Ventura Life supports computer simulations for machine and electronic design engineering. Thanks to (repeated) interpretation of the simulation results and subsequent model adaptations improved solutions for machine motion sequences can be developed. Ventura Life thus optimizes the overall design and reduces start-up times. The programming system is based upon CoDeSys in line with IEC 61131. In addition KUHNKE Automation offers Condition Monitoring Systems as well as engineering and maintenance services.www.kuhnke.com