22/11/2019 - SPS NUREMBERG: NEW SYNERGIES FOR A MARKET ON THE RISE
The Globally Automation Industry closed 2018 with a growth in turnover compared to the previous year, confirming the positive and dynamic trend of the markets. A success driven also by technological innovations, by digitalization and Industry 4.0 that will be the protagonists, from November 26th to 28th, at the SPS in Nuremberg – the leading trade fair in Europe in Automation, Systems and Components.
“The automation sector is in turmoil”, begins the Sales Manager of the BU Industrial Automation, Stefano Dessanti, “and we are increasingly asked for more expertise in application, customization and energy efficiency. More and more specific and customized solutions, which have now become our trademark, together with the wide range of technical and product proposals. For us, the customer intimacy, intended as the care dedicated to development and process in its entirety, and co-engineering, to jointly reach the target and application performance, are as fundamental as the guidelines of our strategy”.
“During the SPS,” continues Stefano Dessanti, “Lafert will exhibit some absolute novelties resulting from the synergy with Sumitomo, such as Smartris, the New Integrated Package for AGV applications, including the servomotor, gear and drive, which represents the first product codeveloped by Lafert and Sumitomo”. Furthermore, other innovations will be exhibited: the extensive range of Brushless Servomotors, which now includes the new series of Compact Motors, from 0.18 Nm to 46 Nm, with reduced dimensions for high performance. The new generation of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors with Integrated Drive, completely redesigned, always IE4/IE5 but with a new exclusive design, ideal for HVAC applications.
“In addition to a wide range of products, customers request also process and application experience. Thanks to our skills in product innovation, we are developing some very interesting projects. Furthermore,” comments the Sales Manager of Industrial Automation, Stefano Dessanti, “in 2019, we have already completed projects and successfully launched new partnerships”.
“At the moment, the following markets are currently showing an interesting development: Robotic, Textile, Laser Cutting and Material Handling. During the SPS in Nuremberg, therefore, we will create new business opportunities, thanks to our strong leadership in the sector of servomotors and product integration. In 2020,” concludes the Sales Manager, “the goal is surely to grow and improve evermore, thanks to the experience and the high added value that distinguish us in everything we do”.
25/10/2019 - BUILDING & ARCHITECTURE: INTERCLIMA IS BACK IN PARIS
Interclima, the international exhibition dedicated to Building & Architecture which brings over 2,600 exhibitors and 350,000 visitors together every two years in Paris, is back again from 5 to 8 November, with three shows: Batimat, Interclima+Elec and Idéobain.
From comfort to interior design, Interclima showcases an outstanding range of technology, solutions, materials and services. Lafert will be focusing on the range of HP - High Performance Motors and especially on an extension of the range, the new HPS 56; the HPI – High Performance Motor range with integrated motor drive from 0.55 to 18.5kW, with focus on a new HPI 71 motor. Also on display will be the 0.37 to 37kW, IE4/IE5 – Super Premium Efficiency range and the three-phase range of Premium Efficiency from 0.75 to 22kW, which includes customised motors and motors dedicated to OEMs, with special shafts and flanges.
“The main requirement of our customers and partners is to have high quality products, - pointed out Patricia Tournier, General Manager of Lafert Moteurs – and a high level of customer care service. All technological products must now comply with more stringent standards and regulations, not only on a national level, but internationally. All our products comply with current regulations and directives, as well as specifications expressly requested by customers. Finally, reliability, commitment and precision, which are attributes acknowledged to Lafert worldwide, must never be overlooked.”
“On a global level, the markets that are constantly growing are those - the General Manager continued - requiring a higher customisation level with the research and development for dedicated products. Markets regarding HVAC (ventilation, air compressor, cooling) and pumps are proving very positive. Lafert’s third presence at Interclima will be very important to strengthen our role and visibility amongst OEMs in these sectors who are involved in constant development and have increasing demands for motor efficiency. Therefore, we will showcase the latest solutions of high performance products featuring different configurations, IPM or SMPM design, dedicated to OEMs of HVAC, Pump, Air Compressor and Fan, etc.”
“Lafert Group – concluded Patricia Tournier - is a player recognised in the energy efficiency and renewable energy industry, as a result of our high technological and performance products. It is therefore important to create new contacts during Interclima, as well as starting interactions to develop innovative projects with potential customers and partners.”
24/09/2019 - PPMA TOTAL SHOW: PRODUCT NEWS AND LEGISLATION CHANGES
From assembly to robotic: Total Processing & Packaging Exhibition - PPMA, collecting all latest technologies in packaging and labelling applications, will be held from 1 to 3 October in Birmingham, Great Britain.
“The biggest news of this show will be the extension of our innovative range of permanent magnet motors with integrated drive – explains the Managing Director of Lafert Electric Motors, Brian Bannister - now included the HPI71, offering efficiencies as high as IE5. This means that we have a range of permanent magnet solutions covering from 0.55kW to 37kW. Of course we will also be showing our three phase and single phase range of motors along with brake motor variants, and a selection of servo motors and drives, including the drive for battery powered vehicles. We have extended our services offered with a quick turnaround from our on-site workshop: increased IP levels, shaft modifications, fitting of heaters, PTC or even flying leads. The flexible design of the Lafert multi-mount system also enables modification in-house to meet most of our customers’ requirements.”
Many customers are still not fully aware of continual changes within legislation regarding efficiencies and mandatory rules, our Motor Specialists will be on hand to assist with updating regarding current and future requirements.
“We are already working with several members of the Process Packaging and Machinery Association – continues Brian Bannister – and our product range is equally applicable and beneficial to the shows visitors as it is to exhibitors. It is our strategy to ensure that everyone visiting our stand is fully familiar with the technical and commercial benefits that dealing with Lafert can bring to their respective businesses. It is our intention to continue to develop and grow both the business and our customer base whilst ensuring all advantages that dealing with one of the most respected European technology driven motor manufacturer brings – concludes Brian Bannister. As always service and support for our UK customers is paramount and we endeavour to be first in class, the result of this ethos is that we have an excellent record of customer retention.”
Next projects? “We intend to focus our activities on targeting specific business areas where the group have enjoyed success. This can be across many industry sectors including, fans, pumps, automation and the Wind Industry.”
11/09/2019 - "NOI CON VOI": A SUMMER OF SOLIDARITY
The Lafert Group has joined the “Noi con Voi” (We are with you) project promoted by the municipality of San Donà di Piave, Italy, the home of Lafert. This important project, also sponsored by other local businesses and entrepreneurs, has helped to provide the gift of a vehicle that can be used to provide home care for the town’s citizens.
The vehicle, set up especially for people with reduced mobility, was recently inaugurated and will be used by the Home Care Service, mainly for the more elderly and disabled to offer them better freedom of movement. The Home Care Service does much work in the area, such as delivering meals and providing counselling that helps enable people to live independent lives in their own home.
Once again, Lafert works closely with an important local service to help ensure real care and assistance within the local community. Over the past 20 years, the Lafert Group has supported social initiatives in the area of San Donà di Piave, especially those centred around young people, culture, solidarity and sport. Most notably, the Lafert Group has formed a partnership with Giffoni Movie Days and supported the team Lafert Rugby San Donà.
02/09/2019 - DIE WINDINDUSTRIE WÄCHST: FOKUS AUF DER HUSUM WIND
Vom 10. bis 13. September wird Lafert zum ersten Mal unter den führenden Ausstellern der Husum Wind in Deutschland sein, der Messe schlechthin, die seit über 25 Jahren der Windindustrie gewidmet ist.
“Bei dieser Gelegenheit – erklärt Davide Bravin, BU Manager – haben wir entschieden, die charakteristischen Motoren dieser Branche auszustellen, die für diese Anwendungen optimiert sind. Hierdurch belegen wir unsere Fähigkeit, die unterschiedlichsten Anforderungen abzudecken. Darunter: die AC-Lüftermotoren und weitere Bremsmotoren mit unterschiedlichen Größen und Leistungen, Permanentmagnetmotoren und Brushless-Servomotoren für YAW und Pitch, wodurch Lafert die Vorteile der hocheffizienten Motoren auch in die Windindustrie einbringt”.
„Für Lafert ist der Windenergiemarkt global: Wir sind ein Akteur, der seine Produkte weltweit vertreibt, um den Bedarf ebenfalls global aufgestellter Hersteller berücksichtigen zu können. Derzeit können wir mit dem europäischen Markt sehr zufrieden sein, wir beobachten allerdings auch ein starkes Wachstum des chinesischen Marktes, das den Bedarf an Hightech-Motoren steigen lässt, und des Amerikanischer Marktes, das ist eine Referenz für Lafert.“ „Lafert“, fügt Bravin hinzu, „wächst im Windenergiebereich jedes Jahr, und wir sind überzeugt, dass wir in diesem Sektor weiterhin ein Wachstum im zweistelligen Bereich erzielen können, und zwar dank unserer Investitionen in Technologien und die technische Produktentwicklung, damit die Anforderungen unserer Kunden und Partner noch besser erfüllt werden können.“
„Letztes Jahr haben wir einen Trend zu Anlagen mit höherer Leistung und zur Ablösung von herkömmlichen Induktionsmotoren durch Hochleistungs- und Hocheffizienzlösungen mit Permanentmagnettechnik festgestellt. Der Windenergiemarkt tendiert nämlich immer mehr zur Installation leistungsfähigerer Turbinen, daher muss die Installation bestmöglich optimiert werden indem die Regelung verfeinert und Leistung und Wirkungsgrad der Anlage und somit der einzelnen Systeme, aus denen sie besteht, erhöht werden.“ „Die Permanentmagnetmotoren passen perfekt zu diesem Szenario“, so das Fazit des BU Manager. „Höherer Wirkungsgrad der einzelnen Bestandteile, weniger Verschwendung und mehr erzeugte Energie.“