Cell: Field Service
Helping to Save Lives
Helping to save lives is great. It the proud of Field Services' Chantal Haenen to do so by installing a wonderful high tech product. Chantal is a 'factory field installer' at Philips Healthcare. Every two months he is on the road to a hospital somewhere across the world. Together with a co-worker, a system engineer, he installs and replaces X-Ray equipment. By fusing real-time X-Ray imaging with 3D ultrasound or pre-procedural MR/CT, surgeons can precisely determine the nature and extent of the issue and safely guide instruments during treatment and monitor therapy at an instant. As an example Chantal says…Read more...
Driven by Automotive
Systems like Active Chassis Control, ABS/ESP and Adaptive cruise control play an important role in automotive control development. These systems will be more dependent on external information in the future. Systems like radar, traffic information and car to car communication come in to play, aiming at boosting safety, avoiding accidents and reducing traffic congestion. “I am not a car freak”, Mechatronic Employeneur Sven van Iersel laughs, “but I am 'driven by automotive' that is by the way the automotive industry innovates. Due to the fact that automotive concerns a large target group makes it even more interesting.” A research scientist…Read more...
Employeneur Janneke Wrobel (27) works as a bio-molecular engineer at TMC Chemical. The function of the human body, in particular molecular cell biology, has always fascinated her. After several studies and a master thesis project in cell line development, Janneke was approached by TMC to offer her an interesting and challenging job at Philips. ‘I started as a research scientist at Philips in November 2013,’ Janneke explains. ‘I do not only conduct my own research, but I also contribute to projects by sharing specific knowledge as well as carrying out experiments in the research lab. I am currently working on…Read more...
Future of PLC Software Design
“Todays' PLC software engineers have to program on a more abstract level to handle next generation systems”, states Benno Beuting, Director of CORDIS Software Design Automation. His company offers a CAD platform for multi-disciplinary PLC software design, integration and service. He has been invited to shed some light on this topic during a session at TMC’s. “Software takes an ever-growing share in mechatronic systems. The complexity of PLC software systems is increasing, while the tolerance for error is decreasing”, continues Benno. “This puts an end to the current way of working. Top level reliability is the ultimate challenge. In addition,…Read more...
Mathieu Weggeman On Game Changers
The Porch invited Mathieu Weggeman to reflect on the notion of game changers in technical innovation. He is professor in organizational science at the University of Technology at Eindhoven in the department of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences and teaches innovation management "The notion of game changer", he states, "refers to individuals, original thinkers to come up with earth shaking concepts like the use of light to measure sound. They are the ones to demolish barriers between theories and technologies. But there is more. There are many creative minds looking for what Schumpeter – as early as in 1912 –…Read more...
Overseeing the production process
Aug 28 2014
Paper systems grow (often unintentionally) due to several reasons: Processes are gradually expanded. Bit by bit an addition …; Hereby differences in systems arise (for instance different brands of PLC’s ); Differences arise between older and newer systems; Possibly different systems partially overlap and partially have an information gab. You are not overseeing the production process anymore. The simplest way to “connect” a large diversity of systems is by the use of paper. A paper interface grows by itself! Not always consciously or intentionally, but because the need for exchange of information is being recognized (implicitly). There is an enormous…Read more...
Technology for Health
Sep 9 2014
The developments in healthcare technology travel at the speed of light opening opportunities to never imagined possibilities for a better and affordable healthcare. This trade fair and conference presents the state of the art. With 80 exhibitors, 1,000 professional visitors and 42 lectures is this the knowledge and network platform for technological developments en utilizations in health. TMC will be present. For more information visit http://www.technologyforhealth.nl/.Read more...
Sep 30 2014
In its market WOTS is the biggest technological meeting point off the Netherlands. All different kinds of companies that are involved with Automation, laboratory, motion & drive and Electronics, will be present. At the world of Electronics, different fair projects are exposed such as the gadget virtual memo, test & measure pavilion and the development club pavilion. We as TMC Electronics will be present at the development club pavilion where innovations are the main topic. For more information visit http://wots.nl/development-club-paviljoen/.Read more...