25/06/2019 - EASA CONVENTION: LAFERT TOWARDS NEW DIRECTIONS
The EASA Convention, June 30th – July 2nd, Las Vegas is the largest gathering of companies dedicated to the Electric Motor, Drive and Control Industry in North America. The Convention allows manufacturers and suppliers an opportunity to display the newest products and discuss developments for the up and coming.
"For the occasion, our bestseller products will be on display, from the High Performance IE4-IE5 series to the AMPH range with IE3 efficiency level. We are sector leader and – the management team at Lafert North America comments – strive to maintain our position on high customisation and cutting-edge technology by introducing our Integrated Direct Drive Fan Motors, IFM series. We will be holding a presentation of these motors on Sunday, June 30th at 3:30PM, the innovative motors designed for increased efficiency and reduced maintenance”.
“The main markets are USA and Canada. In details, the HVAC and Food & Beverage markets have shown us the most growth in the last year. We continue to expand our reach in HVAC market segments of Agricultural applications as well as the pool & spa, and pump manufacturing sectors”.
“Last year we increased our overall exposure in the Manufacturing Automation industry, through increased knowledge of our product offerings, the service level and the technical knowhow of our staff, along with their ability to provide solutions for the individual needs of our customers – the management team say. We strengthened of existing relationships and the development of new contacts”.
“The key focus for EASA Convention is to present unique and innovative information to the industry, shattering the perception that all motor manufactures are the same. This event allows us to show the diversity of Lafert and what we can offer to solve problems and – the management team end - push the industry in new directions”.
19/05/2019 - ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND PRODUCTION FLEXIBILITY: LAFERT AT THE SPS IN PARMA
SPS IPC Drives – the Italian trade fair dedicated to the world of automation returns to Parma from 28-30 May. Industry 4.0, digital transformation, flexibility, production efficiency and environmental sustainability are some of the challenging issues for tomorrow's industry, these will be the main themes during the event.
For the occasion, the Lafert Group will exhibit its extensive range of Brushless Servomotors but also a new series of compact motors and the second generation of its IE4/IE5 permanent magnet synchronous motors with integrated drive. “A vast product range that can fulfil all the various types of applications due to specific range, size and power solutions is available. In addition a host of options are also available, including extensive customisation.” “Furthermore”, comments the Sales Manager of BU-Industrial Automation, Stefano Dessanti, “certain sizes that are most on demand in the market will be on display, together with more niche sizes that have a significant impact in terms of product customisation due to the peculiarity of the application, a very strong characteristic of Lafert”.
“Amidst the novelties,” continues the Sales Manager, “there will be a few options for the range of servomotors, such as the single cable/ connector version, reinforced brakes, different cooling solutions, special bearings and even material handling solutions. Furthermore, visitors will have the opportunity to discover some of the first solutions derived from the synergy with Sumitomo Drive Technologies. The automation sector, in fact, is growing fast and application expertise, customisation and energy efficiency are increasingly requested. In particular, the following markets are currently showing an interesting development: Robotic, Material Handling, Textile and Mould Injection. Lastly,” continues Dessanti, “the new HPI 71 motor – now completely redesigned and upgraded – will be presented for the first time in Italy, which, in addition to having an elegant and compact design and the very latest updated control electronics, even make it possible to customise the colour of some mechanical components, allowing a seamless integration when applying the motor to the machine.”
“In 2018 we started developing several important projects, some of which are still in progress, others at an advanced stage with series production launched, and others in the final phase of product validation. Lafert's strategic growth path is progressing successfully and,” concludes the Sales Manager, “constantly towards consolidating the company's position as a world leader in the electric motor sector”.
27/03/2019 - LAFERT GROUP RECEIVES THE SMAU 2019 INNOVATION AWARD
The recognition was awarded on the occasion of the Padua stage of the SMAU roadshow dedicated to innovation
The Lafert Group has won the SMAU 2019 Innovation Award, the prestigious award given to companies that have been able to seize growth opportunities in digital transformation.
Pierantonio Macola, President of SMAU, handed over the Award to Cristiana Damele, CFO Finance & Corporate Services Lafert Group, on the occasion of the 12th edition of SMAU Padova – the event dedicated to companies and local administrations interested in approaching the world of research and of product and process development.
The Jury awarded this recognition to Lafert ‘for having introduced informative innovations that support and accompany the Group’s development’ and, especially, for its technological revolution that enhances existing tools and allows for quicker reporting, more sophisticated data analysis and remote access to analytics.
In fact, the Group’s rapid growth has highlighted the need to define new shared processes that integrate production, management control and sales data. Cristiana Damele, CFO Finance & Corporate Services Lafert Group, said: ‘We are honoured to receive this award and to be acknowledged for the important technical and organisational progress made within our company. The analysis phase for the implementation of the new solutions gave very positive results, improving awareness amongst the various sectors and with those who work in them. We are not only satisfied with the solutions found, but also with the process that led to these solutions.’
25/03/2019 - HANNOVER MESSE: LAFERT GROUP AMONG TECHNOLOGY LEADERS
The most important European trade fair for Industry and Automation will take place in Hannover from 1 to 5 April. The HMI – Hannover Messe Industry is a compound of 6 major key aspects: Industrial Supply, Digital Factory, IAMD (Integrated Automation, Motion & Drives), Comvac, Research & Technology and Energy. “In our focus is the relevant fair for IAMD - Holger Klein, Managing Director of Lafert GmbH, begins - and we will display our leading permanent magnet technology of IE4/IE5 motor solutions, the established range of IE3 asynchronous motors, also available in NEMA Premium Efficiency, meeting the requirements of the EISA Directive, and finally our full range of servo motors”.
“We have completed - Klein continues - the range of permanent magnet motors (IE4/IE5) by adding the frame size 56 and extended the frame size 160 up to 37kW. Beside that HPS range extension, we have also re-engineered and re-designed the HPI range, permanent magnet motors with integrated drive, starting from frame size 71, now available in single-phase version. The trend for energy saving solutions is still growing and this will also push the business for Lafert, because we are leading in the permanent magnet technology of IE4/IE5 motor solutions. Especially customised solutions in view of the mechanical and electrical design, and not to forget the special corrosion protection Lafert can add to the motors by providing C3 up to C5 varnish”.
“We are awaiting a lot of professional visitors and new contacts during the five days in Hannover. In our focus – Klein specifies – there are the target applications like HVAC and pumps with demand for our famous range of energy efficient motors, beside automation applications and robots demanding our full range of servo motors. Last year – the General Manager says - Lafert could finalise the development of a lot of new customised motors driven by strong partnerships with market leader in essential core sectors like renewable energies, HVAC, air technologies, pumps and robots”.
“Due to the incredible weight and size reduction of our HP range and servomotors, we are the choice for the technology leader of the mentioned sectors. Finally – Klein concludes – I will take the opportunity to announce that we will present to the market with a new look, a new corporate design that highlights the new synergy with the Sumitomo Group”.
14/03/2019 - WIN EURASIA AND ASANSOR: TWO EVENTS NOT TO BE MISSED AT ISTANBUL
From automation to electronic equipment, from metal processing technologies to intralogistics: all the latest developments relating to the entire ecosystem of factories of the future will be presented during WIN EURASIA, due to be held at the Tuyap Fair Convention and Congress Center in Istanbul between March 14th and 17th.
Abder Sadouk, the Global Key Account Manager of Gearless Machines, said: "Together with Gravit, our distributor, we will exhibit all our products and solutions that have '360° Manufacturing Industry' as a common denominator". Lafert will present to the Turkish market its extensive range of Brushless Servomotors, with torque values up to 390 Nm, for high dynamic and acceleration applications, also available with ATEX Certification – Zones 2 and 22 for use in potentially explosive environments. The full range of Premium Efficiency IE3 Motors at 50 Hz and the range of Nema Premium Efficiency Motors at 60 Hz certified by the US Department of Energy. The innovative Gearless Synchronous Machines for lifts featuring a compact design and low energy consumption, with torque values up to 850 Nm and a weight capacity of up to 1600 kg."
Abder Sadouk added: “It is a unique opportunity to make direct contact with the agents of the manufacturing industry: from automation services to processing machines, from metal forming technologies to packaging, from air conditioning refrigeration and compression to electrical and electronic equipment, and hydraulic and pneumatic services. Lafert is certainly able to offer the right solution for every application, even the most demanding.”
We will be taking part in a second event, in collaboration once again with Gravit, our local partner in Istanbul, between March 21st and 24th. The event is ASANSÖR, the third fair in the world in terms of extent and significance dedicated to the lift sector. Sadouk explained: "Lafert will showcase its top of the range products: the innovative gearless synchronous machines with compact design, which allow for reduced energy consumption, low noise and vibration, high comfort and running quality.”
“With over 30 countries involved and thousands of visitors from Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, Iran, Russia and many other countries, WIN EURASIA and ASANSÖR are definitely two events not to be missed,” Sadouk concluded, “as they will allow us to get to know and make contact with new customers and potential partners”.