Electrified Construction Equipment Gaining Momentum

For Construction Pros | January 27, 2020

Electrification has been increasing in most market segments as of late, including the construction equipment industry. This has been due to the necessary technologies becoming more mature and affordable-aided by their development and use in the on-road segment-as well as increasing emissions regulations. Several cities around the world have announced they will ban the use of diesel within city limits, impacting not only roadway vehicles but also the equipment working in those cities. Because of this, many manufacturers have already developed, or are in the process of developing, electric construction equipment. Doing so ensures the equipment will be ready and available for customers in time for the implementation of the regulations.

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The movement toward Building Information Modeling for transportation projects has proponents around the globe, but it has yet to expand into widespread adoption. The reasons include entrenched practices that worked well for a long time, an older generation hesitant to learn new skills, and engineers conservative nature when it comes to technology.

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The movement toward Building Information Modeling for transportation projects has proponents around the globe, but it has yet to expand into widespread adoption. The reasons include entrenched practices that worked well for a long time, an older generation hesitant to learn new skills, and engineers conservative nature when it comes to technology.

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VVDN to Set Up CoE through Global Strategic Partnership with Google Cloud

VVDN | October 18, 2022

VVDN Technologies, a global provider of engineering, and digital services and solutions, today announced it has entered into a multi-year global strategic partnership with Google Cloud. The partnership will help customers accelerate app modernization and cloud transformation. VVDN will also develop the next generation of innovative solutions, namely IoT and Video Cloud Platform, and a NextGen Enterprise Private 5G Cloud, etc., through this new partnership with Google Cloud. Through this partnership, VVDN's enterprise customers will gain greater financial flexibility, and the ability to accelerate their cloud migrations and modernize their enterprise applications on Google Cloud. Once on Google Cloud, customers will be able to immediately begin creating hybrid applications that enable businesses to be more agile, with more secure access to Google Cloud services like BigQuery and Cloud Operations, and extend their existing disaster recovery, backup, and storage services. Furthermore, VVDN and Google Cloud are setting up a joint CoE to work on IOT, Video Cloud, and Enterprise Private 5G Cloud. In the IoT and Video Cloud space, VVDN is developing a SaaS-based Device Agnostic IoT Cloud solution with Google Cloud for onboarding smart devices, cameras, and more. The solution is based on a scalable and secure architecture that can be delivered for multiple applications and serve a variety of use cases. Building blocks are engineered to accelerate deployment for multiple industries including IoT, Security and Surveillance, Automotive, Networking and Wireless, and more. As part of a wider 5G strategy, VVDN aims to bring its respective 5G expertise and become an end-to-end Enterprise Private 5G provider with Google Cloud. VVDN 5G Cloud services include: end-to-end service orchestration, VNF optimization, CI/CD and automation, network performance testing, Automation framework development, and application development (i.e Network Management System). Vivek Bansal, President Engineering, VVDN Technologies: We are really excited about our newly announced partnership with Google Cloud. This partnership will act as a catalyst for VVDN's growth and will enable us to scale our customers with the help of Google Cloud's infrastructure. This joint CoE between VVDN Technologies and Google Cloud will allow us to innovate and build advanced technologies which will be a key driver in our growth. Through this partnership, we aim to develop solutions for IoT, Video, and 5G Cloud Platforms which are in demand. "Enterprises around the world are realizing the benefits of adopting cloud technologies in the IOT and private 5G space. We're proud to support VVDN's commitment to innovation and are excited to move forward in our journey together." -Majed Al Amine, Head of 5G & Edge Telecom Industry Solutions, Google Cloud. About VVDN: VVDN is a Product Engineering & Manufacturing company focused on designing & manufacturing end-to-end products across several technology vertical markets (5G, DataCenter, Networking and Wi-Fi, Vision, Automotive, IoT, Cloud & Apps). VVDN's India HQ is located at Gurgaon, India and its North America HQ's is located in Fremont, CA, USA. VVDN serves global customers across several regions including US, Canada, Europe, India, Vietnam, Korea, and Japan. VVDN has 10 advanced Product Engineering Centres in India, which are fully equipped to design & test the complete hardware & software required to develop a complete product or solution. VVDN's 7 Manufacturing facilities are located at Manesar, Gurgaon, and Pollachi, Tamil Nadu, India, which includes in-house best-in-class SMT Factory, Molding & Tooling Factory, Die Casting, Antenna Assembly, Product Assembly Factory, and Product Certifications labs. VVDN's Engineering & Manufacturing facilities are fully compiled to develop & manufacture Enterprise, Consumer, Industrial, and Automotive-grade products. About Google Cloud: Google Cloud accelerates organizations' ability to digitally transform their business with the best infrastructure, platform, industry solutions and expertise. We deliver enterprise-grade solutions that leverage Google's cutting-edge technology – all on the cleanest cloud in the industry. Customers in more than 200 countries and territories turn to Google Cloud as their trusted partner to enable growth and solve their most critical business problems.

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Helios Technologies Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Daman Products

Daman Products Company | September 08, 2022

Helios Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: HLIO) (“Helios” or the “Company”), a global leader in highly engineered motion control and electronic controls technology for diverse end markets, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Daman Products Company “Daman”. Founded in 1976, Daman is headquartered in Mishawaka, Indiana and is a recognized leader in complex manifold design and manufacturing for precision hydraulic manifolds and related fluid conveyance products. Daman products are used in numerous hydraulics applications for industrial and mobile markets including applications in the oil and gas, railroad, construction, agriculture, forestry, mining, material handling, machine tool, robotics, and entertainment industries. Daman is a highly recognized brand with a quality reputation, has leading market share in the standard manifold niche market segment, as well as in custom designed integrated solutions. Sun Hydraulics, a Helios company, and Daman have collaborated for years to create solutions that address customers’ fluid power challenges. “Adding Daman onto our pure play Hydraulics platform is a clear demonstration of the continued progress we are making with our flywheel acquisition strategy. Daman has established, long-term relationships with a diversified customer base serving multiple end markets. They bring a differentiated value proposition through sophisticated inventory programs that reduce supply chain delays and enable rapid delivery. They also leverage a strong engineering team that works closely with customers and distributors to design custom tailored solutions for a breadth of applications as well as standard manifold designs. Daman is a critical supply channel partner that provides a notable combination of high-quality products with value-added engineering, inventory management, rapid prototyping, and assembly services. With over 300 years of combined experience resident in-house, we expect this acquisition to enhance Helios’ technologies through product integration, enabling further system sale opportunities, and diversification of end markets.” -Josef Matosevic, Helios’ President and Chief Executive Officer. About Daman Products: Founded in Mishawaka, IN in 1976, Daman is a leading designer and manufacturer of standard and custom precision hydraulic manifolds and other fluid conveyance products. Daman is centered on a culture of innovation with new technology and new machinery, and recognition of its highly valued employees and customers. Daman's hydraulic manifolds help power industrial and mobile equipment worldwide. Distributors throughout North America trust Daman’s proven technology and innovative design to deliver standard components, while the company has expanded its custom engineering capabilities to become a leading, single-source, full-range manifold supplier. About Helios Technologies: Helios Technologies is a global leader in highly engineered motion control and electronic controls technology for diverse end markets, including construction, material handling, agriculture, energy, recreational vehicles, marine, health, and wellness. Helios sells its products to customers in over 90 countries around the world. Its strategy for growth is to be the leading provider in niche markets, with premier products and solutions through innovative product development and acquisition. The Company has paid a cash dividend to its shareholders every quarter since becoming a public company in 1997.

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nVent HOFFMAN Software Will Simplify Engineering Processes and Connect Fabrication and Workers to Drive Productivity

Zuken | November 10, 2022

nVent Electric plc (NYSE:NVT) (“nVent”), a global leader in electrical connection and protection solutions, today announced it will preview its upcoming digital manufacturing software portfolio at Rockwell Automation Fair in Chicago. The Design to Manufacturing Software, powered by Zuken’s E3.series, is a proven and fast engineering system for designers and manufacturing personnel to: Plan and design the electrical engineering for machines and factory systems Automate panel building through 2D/3D design and assembly of industrial and commercial control panels nVent is a global leader in providing industrial enclosures and advanced cooling solutions, and has a comprehensive machine portfolio to automate panel building. The nVent HOFFMAN Design to Manufacturing Software, powered by Zuken, helps us to create time and labor savings, which enables us to build a more sustainable and electrified world. “By adding the Design to Manufacturing Software, powered by Zuken, we have significantly enhanced our value proposition by optimizing the entire panel design and fabrication process, Companies are prudently finding ways to maximize the skills of their workforce, especially in such a competitive landscape and tight job market. This will make it easier for our customers to deliver high-quality solutions faster, with fewer resources and time-consuming steps.” -Alexander van der Weide, general manager and vice president for nVent. We simplify design. We connect engineering to manufacturing. We simplify design We connect engineering to manufacturing We capture and deploy knowledge We solve the shortage of engineers and skilled labor We accelerate profitable growth The Design to Manufacturing Software provides design automation to help electrical engineers to simplify processes, and ultimately increase overall productivity. With its easy-to-use intelligent central parts library, designers can now efficiently work on a single project while the software automatically ensures the data is continually up to date, making the design and planning process easy. The optimized engineering process drives the creation of the digital twin with all the necessary manufacturing details. We automate the panel building process by connecting machines and workers, accelerating the transition to smart manufacturing. Workers can now easily visualize the design and immediately access digital documentation. This automated workflow detects critical errors, significantly improves the time taken to build a panel, and maintains the overall process. The advanced software portfolio will be released in 2023 as part of a collaboration with Zuken, a leading global software company specializing in optimizing electrical and electronic engineering design processes. The Design to Manufacturing software portfolio will include specially designed software packages for engineering and manufacturing processes, connecting workers to the manufacturing floor, and adding optional add-on functionalities. About nVent: nVent is a leading global provider of electrical connection and protection solutions. We believe our inventive electrical solutions enable safer systems and ensure a more secure world. We design, manufacture, market, install and service high performance products and solutions that connect and protect some of the world's most sensitive equipment, buildings and critical processes. We offer a comprehensive range of enclosures, electrical connections and fastening and thermal management solutions across industry-leading brands that are recognized globally for quality, reliability and innovation. Our principal office is in London and our management office in the United States is in Minneapolis. Our robust portfolio of leading electrical product brands dates back more than 100 years and includes nVent CADDY, ERICO, HOFFMAN, RAYCHEM, SCHROFF and TRACER. About Zuken: Zuken is a global software company providing industry leading electrical and electronic design solutions. Founded in 1976, Zuken has a long track record of technology innovation and financial stability in the electronic design automation (EDA) industry. With a product portfolio of world-class design solutions spanning MBSE-based product definition and services to electrical and electronic design solutions to address the needs of a broad range of industries across the globe. These design solutions provide our customers with improved productivity and efficiencies in this highly competitive landscape.

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