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19 February 2021 | Marketing, Success Stories, Technology

Recab sponsoring master’s degree project (JuRP)

JuRP – The Juggling Robotic Project!
Recab are proud sponsors of this project conducted by mechatronic students at KTH (The Royal Institute of Technology) in Stockholm.

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Recab sponsoring master’s degree project (JuRP)
This is a project conducted by mechatronic students at Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (The Royal Institute of Technology) in Stockholm. They wanted to try and build a robotic system that can juggle without any human controlling. Our contribution to this project is through sponsoring with two industrial color cameras with lenses. The cameras equip the robot with object recognition, depth estimation and trajectory estimation.

The project was originally started in 2018 and continued in 2020 by this third generation design team consisting of:

  • Faiza Ali
  • Mattias Klang
  • Fredrika Ardestam
  • Andreas Baldhagen
  • Tobias Ekman
  • Behnam Arya
  • Simon Calminder
  • Filip Elander

 

The camera used in this application for the Master’s degree project JuRP:

Recab sponsoring master’s degree project (JuRP)

DFK 33UP1300 – USB 3.0 Industrial Color Camera by The Imaging Source

Features:

  • 1/2 inch ON Semiconductor CMOS Python sensor (PYTHON 1300)
  • 1,280×1,024 (1.3 MP), up to 210 fps
  • Global shutter
  • Trigger and I/O inputs
  • Windows and Linux software included


Link: This video gives you a short resume of the project and our participation, watch the complete presentation of this project here  (timestamp: 27:13)

Read more about our other exciting projects
See a selection of the cameras we offer
Link to The Imaging Source


 

For more info about our cameras please contact our experts:
Glenn Abrahamsson / +46 702-355 685 / glenn.abrahamsson@recab.com
Klas Bengtsson / +46 730-766 721 / klas.bengtsson@recab.com

17 February 2021 | Products

NVIDIA Jetson Nano development kit
– Imaging Source

The Imaging Source's preassembled embedded development kits for NVIDIA® Jetson Nano™ deliver plug-and-play efficiency for the rapid development of embedded vision and AI projects for applications in logistics, automation and industrial internet of things (IIoT).

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Imaging Source – NVIDIA Jetson Nano development kit: The development kits come equipped with a flashed SD card containing all necessary MIPI CSI-2 or FPD-Link III drivers and a custom-designed system image. This image includes significant convenience functionality such as Jupyter notebooks, enabling developers to quickly get started with the camera sensor via GStreamer elements.

All sensors use either the standard video4linux API or NVIDIA’s proprietary API based on the libargus programming interface. The video4linux interface for example provides RAW video data and allows direct control of all sensor parameters.

Leveraging the hardware ISP (Image Signal Processor) available on all Jetson platforms, the NVIDIA libargus interface delivers a processed video stream to the application with de-mosaicing, color correction and white balance algorithms applied.

The Imaging Source provides a default configuration file for the ISP. Using the GStreamer interface for libargus, the application can interface with NVIDIA’s standard Jetson ecosystem software stack which enables the efficient integration of powerful image processing frameworks such as DeepStream, Visionworks and others.

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Imaging Source – NVIDIA Jetson Nano development kit, ready to use, containing the following components:

  • NVIDIA® Jetson™ Nano developer board with power supply
  • DFM 37MX335-ML (5MP color board camera)
  • M12 lens (TBL 8 C 5 MP)
  • 1 m CA-FAKRA-BA-BA cable
  • Tripod with tripod adapter
  • MDSER-FPD-1CH (single channel MIPI deserializer over FPD Link III)
  • SD-card (32GB) with flashed image
  • Cooling fan


The NVIDIA Jetson Nano development kit from Imaging Source:
Ordinary price: 13.510 SEK

Special Recab discount 30% – through May 30, 2021 – for more info, contact us
(The discout is available for Recab´s customers in Sweden, Norway and Denmark)



For more info please contact our experts: 
Glenn Abrahamsson / +46 702-355 685 / glenn.abrahamsson@recab.com
Klas Bengtsson / +46 730-766 721 / klas.bengtsson@recab.com



Link to Imaging Source
See a selection of Recab´s Cameras 
Articles about Cameras from Recab

 

 

11 February 2021 | Marketing, Technology

Digital Security 3  – 5  –  10

Educate yourself in Cyber Security, ask questions to leading experts with experience - Then be a star and strengthen your organization! This course is designed to train participants in ‘Digital Security 3 –5 –10’.

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Digital Security 3  – 5  –  10: The course is divided into three main parts.
One part for “People – Technology – Process”, one for “Identify – Protect – Detect – Respond – Recover” and one for “Priority for actions”.
In each part templates derived from projects that comply with ISO27001/ IEC62443 / NIST are shown and discussed. For the course on Thursday, the attacks of the electric grid in Ukraine in 2015 to 1016 will be used as an example and “common thread” throughout the course and form a basis for the examples.
 

Therethrough, we will identify groupings of people, technology and processes involved in power distribution, related threat scenarios and mitigating measures. In addition, there will be time for questions and answers to ensure that the participants get the most practical information possible out of the course. A summary of the course discussions will be made and shared with the participants. 

The participants will gain understanding on how digital security is as much about people and processes as it is about technology, five functional areas of a digital security frame work and digital security mitigating actions

Digital Security 3  – 5  –  10
3: People –Technology –Processes
– Upon subject completion, the participants will be able to describe how digital security is as much about people and processes as it is about technology
5: Identify –  Protect –Detect – Respond – Recover
 – Upon subject completion, the participants will be able to describe five functional areas of a digital security framework
10: Prioritize top 10 mitigations
– Upon subject completion, the participants will be able to identify and prioritize digital security mitigating actions.

Overall Course Goals:
At the conclusion of this course, the participant will be able to:
• Describe how digital security is as much about people and processes as it is about technology
• Describe five functional areas of a digital security framework
• Identify several digital security mitigating actions.

 Who is the course for: Security for curious engineers, operations and management folks.
The course is held in English

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Host:
Gjermund Slettvold,  Recab – Engineering Group Manager. Responsible for system engineering and technology development.
Gjermund Slettvold has extensive experience in systems architecture and design, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Embedded Systems from Buskerud University College in Norway. Prior to Recab, Gjermund spent 10 years with FMC Technologies in various engineering and technical manager roles, with responsibility for design and validation of both subsea and topside systems. 

Erlend Agøy Engum:
Graduated with Masters of Computer Science from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and MBA at Rice University. In recent years, Erlend has worked with management, design and hands-on implementation of complex technology and has had roles including course instructor, product owner, consultant, system integrator and development lead. He has written several articles and gives regular lectures on cyber security and technology.

Erlend is passionate about creating commercially viable solutions within applicable laws, regulations, standards and best practices, adapted to the customer’s varied operating environments and culture. Has extensive experience from large, complex multinational product- and service providers as well as from start-up companies

Date: – Upcoming

Course cost: 3950 NOK

  • – NOK = 3950
  • – SEK = 3850
  • – DKK = 2800

The course is digital and is held in a locked forum in Recab´s  Go To Webinar platform.
If you want to register more participants at your company – contact us here and we will arrange for registration and invoicing.

Questions, please contact:
Gjermund Slettvold on:  Gjermund.Slettvold@recab.com

Read more about our Cyber Security range

Fill in the form below and we contact you for more info:

Digital Security 3 - 5 10

08 February 2021 | Marketing

Recab further strengthens expertise in Cyber Security through collaboration with Houmb AS

Houmb AS brings broad industrial and academic cybersecurity experience. They handle incidents, build products and integrated systems for the energy, maritime, oil & gas, aviation and telecom industries.  Houmb AS have participated in standards-, industry guidelines- and company policy-writing and love to share ideas and best practices.

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Recab further strengthens expertise in Cyber Security through collaboration with Houmb AS
Houmb will, among other things, strengthen Recab’s competence within:

  • Cybersecurity for critical infrastructure
  • Advanced Persistent Threats (APT)
  • Ethical hacking
  • Risk assessment
  • Security analysis
  • Secure communications
  • Security architecture and design
  • Security trade-off analysis
  • Economical aspects of security
  • Secure systems development
  • Security monitoring and surveillance

Recab brings 25 years of experience from supplying Engineering services, products and embedded technology solutions to customers in the Nordic region and UK. These product deployments are what’s now named Operational Technology (OT). Operational Technology (OT)
OT is used to control physical systems such as those found in manufacturing and factories. It extends to cover Industrial Control Systems (ICS) and the ICS management framework, as well as Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Systems (SCADA). Historically, for most organizations, OT has been managed internally, making it secure and impervious to external threats.

Industry 4.0 – OT infrastructure – Information Technology (IT) networks
But the advent of Industry 4.0 has seen a convergence of OT infrastructure and Information Technology (IT) networks, which has connected the factory floor to the outside world. When OT and IT collide like this, it opens up new opportunities for technical innovation, business efficiencies and optimized workflows. Machines and devices can be connected throughout the supply chain, leading to smart factories and automated logistics. Data can be captured in the cloud, shared, analyzed and used to optimize industrial systems. But this huge paradigm shift has led to complex new challenges. What was once closed is now open to external forces, and companies must address critical new cyber security threats to their OT systems.

Ransomware attack
Recab itself was hit by a cyber-attack in the autumn of 2019 when the group Addtech AB, which owns Recab, was exposed to a ransomware attack – As many as 80 of 130 of the group’s companies were affected, which meant that almost 1,700 of the group’s 2,900 employees were affected by the attack.
Link: https://www.nyteknik.se/sakerhet/addtechs-it-system-fortfald-utslagna-efter-hackerattack-6978669

Strengthen the Cyber Security in companies
With the high competence and experience, Recab and Houmb will train, advice and help to strengthen the Cyber Security in companies. The first courses will premiere at the end of February and you can already see a huge interest among our customers.

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Introduction and Profile – Houmb:

Siv Hilde Houmb (PhD): Dr. Siv Hilde Houmb has a PhD in cybersecurity and decision theory and a long and extensive industry and academic background, covering risk assessment, security protocols development, attack protection strategies, ethical hacking (penetration testing)and monitoring and surveillance technology for cybersecurity. She has engineered several security protocols and technical security solutions covering hardware, operating systems, applications and communications. She has worked as a security researcher both nationally and internationally and has published more than 100 scientific and industry technical papers and articles on cybersecurity and risk assessment.

Dr. Houmb has over the last 10years focused on cybersecurity challenges for critical infrastructure, including Advanced Persistent Threats (APT) and how they could be used to severely impact a Nation’s core infrastructure. Dr. Houmb received her PhD in Computer Science focusing on Cybersecurity from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in November 2007, and have an extensive research network in Norway, Europe and the U.S. She is the founder of Secure-NOK AS,a cybersecurity product company for which she still is a shareholder.

Erlend Agøy Engum: Graduated in Computer Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and MBA at Rice University and is cleared (Confidential). In recent years, Erlend has worked with management, design and hands-on implementation of complex technology and has had roles as product owner ( product owner), consultant and Kanban leader.

Erlend Agøy Engum has written several articles and gives regular lectures on cyber security and technology. Erlend is passionate about creating commercially good solutions within applicable laws, regulations, standards and best practices, adapted to the customer’s varied operating environments and culture. He took twofold responsibility. “Commercial” responsibility for project management, organization, cost-benefit, risk analysis and finance. “Technical” responsibility for backlog, requirements, analyzes, architecture, design, quality assurance, documentation, training and management of agile development processes. Has extensive experience from large, complex and bureaucratic multinational product and service providers such as National Oilwell Varcoog Schlumberger from start-up companies.

Link our course: Digital Security 3 – 5 – 10
Read more about: Operational Technology (OT) 

For more information and inquiries about courses:
Gjermund Slettvold – Mail:
Gjermund.Slettvold@recab.com

 

05 February 2021 | Technology

Recab: Keeping Operational Technology safe from
cyber attack

What is Operational Technology - Operational Technology (OT) is used to control physical systems such as those found in manufacturing and factories. It extends to cover Industrial Control Systems (ICS) and the ICS management framework, as well as Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Systems (SCADA).

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Critical new cyber security threats to their Operational Technology (OT) systems
Historically, for most organizations, OT has been managed internally, making it secure and impervious to external threats.
But the advent of Industry 4.0 has seen a convergence of OT infrastructure and Information Technology (IT) networks, which has connected the factory floor to the outside world.

When OT and IT collide like this, it opens up new opportunities for technical innovation, business efficiencies and optimized workflows. Machines and devices can be connected throughout the supply chain, leading to smart factories and automated logistics. Data can be captured in the cloud, shared, analyzed and used to optimize industrial systems.

But this huge paradigm shift has led to complex new challenges. What was once closed is now open to external forces, and companies must address critical new cyber security threats to their OT systems.

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How safe is Operational Technology from external threats?
OT systems that were previously siloed and protected are now open to the same kinds of security threats that are regularly targeted at IT systems, including ransomware and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks.
A 2020 report into OT security found that 90% of organizations had at least one OT system intrusion incident in the last year.

While there is a huge interest in cyber security within the OT community, there is also a big knowledge gap, with many organizations ill-equipped to contain the new threats.

Recab Cyber Security innovation programme
One of the core elements of our business has always been to provide customers with the best OT hardware. We recognize the importance of cyber security awareness, and have developed an innovative three-point programme to help manufacturers better understand the cyber security threats that occur when you merge OT and IT systems:

  1. Cyber Security advisory – Our in-house cyber security team is running a series of global online webinars to help customers better understand the threats to their OT services. The team includes Mrs Siv Hilde Houmb, a leading international expert who has published more than 100 scientific and industry technical papers and articles on cybersecurity and risk assessment
  2. Vulnerability analysis – Our team will assess existing threat levels and provide extensive feedback and action plans. In particular, we can advise on industry standards and regulations such as IEC 62443, which is expected to have mandatory compliance certification in the near future
  3. Secure-by-design OT products – All of our suppliers provide best-in-class products and solutions that adhere to local regulations. Recab can help customers develop bespoke solutions that help to optimize the Operational Technology and are resilient to cyber attack

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Recab´s offer within Operational Technology – Cyber Security :
Our team has vast experience and knowhow across diverse industries. Because we are experts on regulations, protocols and industry standards, we can advise customers on the best OT approach to take regardless of where they are based and the industry they operate in. We can ensure companies thrive in the new world of Industry 4.0 by developing robust solutions that will keep their OT systems safe, now and in the future.

Link our course: Digital Security 3 – 5 – 10

Do you want more information about Recab Cyber Security innovation programme
please contact or fill in the form below:

Gjermund Slettvold –  Engineering Group Manager – Gjermund.Slettvold@recab.com

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27 January 2021 | Products

FlatClient MAR from Kontron – Robust and flexibly configurable panel for maritime applications

The FlatClient MAR is DNVGL- and IEC60945/IACS E10-compliant and can therefore be used in national and international shipping, marine engineering structures and offshore wind farms.

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FlatClient MAR from Kontron
– Robust and flexibly configurable panel for maritime applications -Designed to withstand extreme environmental conditions:
The new Panel PC is designed to withstand extreme environmental conditions such as temperature fluctuations, strong vibrations and jets of water. Thanks to its excellent graphics performance, it guarantees, for example, detailed map displays and very good readability even in difficult lighting conditions.

The FlatClient MAR from Kontron is designed for command bridge and control room applications with installation in control cabinets, consoles or control desks. The HMI is operated via a capacitive multi-touch screen and is equipped with different Intel® x86 processors that enable variable performance. Download Datasheet

Available in six display sizes
The FlatClient MAR series is available in six display sizes ranging from 10.1″ to 21.5″. Its glare-free and completely flush glass front, a maximum resolution of 1920×1080 and a brightness of up to 500 cd/m², as well as (remotely) controllable backlighting ensure excellent readability and clear visibility.

Protection class IP65
The front panel, which is shielded according to protection class IP65, is protected against dust and water jets and can be easily cleaned. The metal housing withstands the extreme environmental conditions in maritime applications and is tested according to IEC 60068-2-52 (salt water spray test). A sophisticated cooling concept and economical system components allow for completely fanless and maintenance-free operation.

Furthermore, the devices can be modified for a customer-specific branding.

Specifications:

  • EN 60945 and DNVGL compliant (control room, accommodation, bridge)
  • Scalable performance from Intel Atom® to Intel® Core™ i5
  • Salt spray tested according to IEC 60068-2-52

Link to a selection of our other Kontron products 
Link to Kontron

Do you want more information about the ”-SBC-WLU 3.5” or our other products/projects:
Pontus Eriksson / +46 73 073 79 55 / pontus.eriksson@recab.com
Nils Olav Gjørvad / +47 969 022 11 / nils.gjorvad@recab.com

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22 January 2021 | Marketing

IT-, & Network Technician
(Field Application Engineer – FAE)

Do you want to be part of an ambitious team with a great interest in industrial IT and Cyber Security?
We are looking for an IT-, and network technician where you in your role as an It-, and network technician are responsible for support-, and consultation for our customers, mainly through phone and remote support, but also on site with our customer.  

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IT-, and Network Technician (Field Application Engineer – FAE) wanted to Recab
Your workday consists of so-called First Line Support, but also feasibility studies and project management together with our sales team. This will be an important part of your workday to educate our customers and help them excel within industrial data communication.  

We expect you to have studied network communication at university or have equivalent education and have gained work experience in the IT-industry where you primarily worked with network solutions and now want to take the step towards greater responsibilities and be a key player in the everyday work.

To succeed in your role as an IT-, and Network Technician (Field Application Engineer – FAE) , you shall have knowledge within e.g., the following areas: 

Network design and implementation within wired networks
* Switching and routing
Network protocols such as ex. Ethernet, Profinet, Profibus, Modbus and more
-Two other areas of great importance to us at Recab are Cyber security and Vision solutions. 

As our network technician you will be responsible for the investment in Cyber security at Recab. If you have some knowledge within Vision solutions it is a merit, but not a requirement for current employment. You will also have an internal coordination responsibility foRecab’s IT environment. 

As a person you are positive and happily take on challenges. As the role consist of project management and customer contact it is of importance that you are well organized, social, and educational and that you have a great customer focus and are driven to help customer and colleagues.  

As you will both work from the office and on site with our customer it is required that you have a B- drivers licence. Furthermore, you handle both Swedish and English fluently in both speech and writing as our group language is English and many of our suppliers are international.

Other information
Location: Eskilstuna or Stockholm (Västberga).
Form of employment: Permanent employment
Admission: As soon as possible

Are you interested to be our IT-, and Network Technician (Field Application Engineer – FAE) ?
The recruitment process takes place on an ongoing basis and the position may be filled as soon as we find the right person
. Send your application or any questions or concerns as soon as possible to HR – Adam Ringh in one of the following ways:
Mail: adam.ringh@recab.com
Phone: +4673 048 71 75 

About Recab 
At Recab AB we focus on delivering customized IT- solutions within industrial automation, IoT (Internet of Things) and the defense industry. We mainly work within three product areas, industrial networks, sensors & vision as well as embedded computers.  
 
We are about 40 employees, have a turnover of approximately 180 million SEK and have offices in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark. We are owned by our Parent group, Addtech, which is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. More information about Recab and Addtech can be found here:  
www.recab.com
www.addtech.se


Swedish version:
IT- och nätverkstekniker sökes till Recab AB!
Vill du bli en del av ett ambitiöst team med stort intresse för industriell IT och Cyber Security?Vi söker nu en IT-, och nätverkstekniker där du i din roll som IT-, och nätverkstekniker ansvarar för support-, och konsultinsatser till våra kunder, både på plats ute hos våra kunder men främst via telefon-, och fjärrsupport.

Din arbetsdag präglas av s.k. First Line Support men även förstudier och projektledning tillsammans med våra säljare, detta blir en viktig del av din arbetsdag för att utveckla våra kunder vidare inom industriell datakommunikation.

Vi utgår ifrån att du studerat nätverkskommunikation på högskola eller motsvarande och har skaffat dig arbetslivserfarenhet från IT-branschen där du företrädesvis arbetat med nätverkslösningar och nu vill ta steget till att ta större eget ansvar och vara en nyckelperson i det dagliga arbetet.

För att lyckas i din roll krävs kunskaper inom bl.a. följande områden
* Nätverksdesign och implementation inom trådade nätverk
* Nätverksdesign och implementation inom trådlösa nätverk
* Switching och routing
* Nätverksprokoll som ex. Ethernet, Profinet, Profibus, Modbus m.fl
– Två andra områden som Recab lägger stor vikt kring är Cyber Security och Visionlösningar.

Som vår nätverkstekniker kommer du ansvara för Recabs satsning inom Cyber Security och har du viss kunskap om Visionlösningar är det meriterande men inget krav för aktuell anställning. Du kommer även få ett internt samordningsansvar för Recabs IT-miljö.

Som person är du glad och positivt inställd och tar gärna för dig och gillar utmaningar. Eftersom rollen innebär projektledning och kundkontakt krävs det att du är strukturerad, social och pedagogisk och du har ett stort kundfokus och drivs av att hjälpa kunder och medarbetare.

Då du både kommer att arbete från kontoret och ute hos våra kunder krävs att du har B-körkort. Vidare hanterar du både svenska och engelska flytande i tal och skrift då vårt koncernspråk är engelska och många av våra leverantörer är internationella.

Övrig information
Placeringsort: Eskilstuna eller Stockholm (Västberga).
Anställningsform: Tillsvidareanställning
Tillträde:  Snarast möjligt
Rekryteringsprocessen sker löpande och tjänsten kan komma att tillsättas så snart vi hittat rättat person så ansök gärna redan idag

Är du intresserad?
Skicka din ansökan så snart du kan till Adam Ringh och vid eventuella frågor och funderingar får du gärna kontakta Adam på följande sätt.
Mail: adam.ringh@recab.com
Telefon: 073 048 71 75

Om Recab
På Recab AB fokuserar vi på att leverera anpassa kundanpassade IT-lösningar inom industriell automation, IoT (Internet of Things) och försvarsindustrin. Vi arbetar främst in tre produktområden, industriella nätverk, sensorer och vision samt industridatorer.

Vi är 40-talet anställda, omsätter ca. 180 miljoner kronor och har verksamhet i både Sverige, Danmark och Norge. Vi ägs av vår koncernmoder, Addtech, som är börsnoterat på Stockholmsbörsen. Mer information om Recab och Addtech finner du här.
www.recab.com
www.addtech.se

13 January 2021 | Event, Marketing

Free Webinar: Solving the Thermal Challenges within Embedded systems

Download for free: How improved Thermal testing methods have enabled Higher Performance VITA Conduction cooled modules and card-loks.
- Getting more heat out of your board in Rugged Environments

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Free Webinar: Solving the Thermal Challenges within Embedded systems:
Join Recab’s Gjermund Slettvold and nVent SCHROFF’s Katie Hausman as they take a deep dive into how improved thermal testing methods have enabled higher performance VITA conduction-cooled modules and Card-Loks and ultimately better thermally performing conduction cooled systems. Gjermund and Katie will also discuss market trends and application examples.

Host: Recab’s Gjermund Slettvold and nVent SCHROFF’s Katie Hausman
Duration: 50 minutes
Download: Use form below


Gjermund Slettvold,  Recab – Engineering Group Manager. Responsible for system engineering and technology development.
Gjermund Slettvold has extensive experience in systems architecture and design, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Embedded Systems from Buskerud University College in Norway. Prior to Recab, Gjermund spent 10 years with FMC Technologies in various engineering and technical manager roles, with responsibility for design and validation of both subsea and topside systems.

Katie Hausman, nVent SCHROFF – Global Vertical Marketing Manager – Aerospace & Defense
Katie Hausman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Iowa State University and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas. Prior to nVent, she spent several years with Emerson in various global product management roles. She is currently the Global Product Manager for nVent SCHROFF’s Calmark and Birtcher products.

Do  you have any questions about the webinar, please email Gjermund Slettvold.
Welcome to download below! 

Link to Recab´s other webinars 
Link to nVent SCHROFF

Webinar: Solving the Thermal Challenges within Embedded systems

08 January 2021 | Marketing

Recab expands and invests
in FPGA and ASIC design
– Synective Labs

We are proud to announce that Recab now has acquired the High Performance Embedded Design Company
- Synective Labs.

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Recab expands and invests in FPGA and ASIC design – Synective Labs
Synective Labs are specialized in high performance systems, creating optimized hardware and software designs within FPGA and ASIC designs. Synective Labs will be part of the Recab Group as a daughter company.

The embedded industry is rapidly moving towards high performance computing, enabling machine learning and artificial intelligence at the edge. High performance embedded computing, accelerated by GPU, FPGA or ASIC is a key factor in demanding image and signal processing systems. The synergies between Recab and Synective Labs, will reinforce Recab Groups’ ability to deliver turnkey embedded solutions for the future.

Carolin Burlin CEO of Recab says:
– Synective Labs’ extensive competence in FPGA design, algorithms for image and signal processing, machine learning and artificial intelligence, complements Recab’s broad experience within industrial automation, sensor, vision, computer and communication systems for extreme environments and demanding applications.

Niklas Ljung, CEO for Synective Labs says:
– The cooperation with Recab and the Addtech Group provides Synective Labs access to new markets and end customers, but even more exciting the opportunity to work in new teams and additional disciplines with the goal to jointly deliver more complete customer solutions

Synective Labs, being a leading company within FPGA and ASIC design, will continue its successful operation as an independent entity, working with existing customers and partners. Recab expands and invests in FPGA and ASIC design – Synective Labs


This is Recab:
Recab is a Scandinavian specialist company for demanding applications, owned by technology trading group Addtech AB. Recab delivers innovative solutions within sensors,  industrial communications and tail or-made industrial computers for the northern European market. Recab offers overall solutions from edge to cloud with world leading manufacturers within Embedded Computers Systems, Industrial Data Communications and Vision & Sensors. Recab operates in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and the UK.

This is Synective Labs:
Synective Labs is the leading provider of FPGA-related services in the Nordic region. We specialize in signal- and image processing, computational acceleration and embedded system design based primarily on FPGAs but also GPUs and CPUs. We provide solutions and design services to customers within the telecom, med tech, defence and automotive markets from our offices in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Linköping.

Link to Synective Labs: https://synective.se/
Link to info about Recab 

07 January 2021 | Marketing, Success Stories

Customer support via IIoT
– Lämneå Bruk

The situation last spring was critical, and the lock down of country boarders was the reason that the support staff at Lämneå weren’t able to travel and give their customers support during the installation of the machine or other needs in person. This made the possibility to connect to the machines remotely from home priceless - Customer support via IIoT - Lämneå Bruk.

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Customer support via IIoT – A router made Lämneå Bruk less vulnerable when the Corona pandemic started
A router, that the machine manufacturer Lämneå Bruk uses and mounts in the control cabinet of their machines for the last ten years made Lämneå Bruk less vulnerable when the Corona pandemic struck in the beginning of 2020. The router makes it possible for them to connect to the customers machine remotely and proceed the support and service that the customer has bought.

Lämneå Bruk in Ljusfallshammar, located outside of Finspång – Sweden, about three miles from Norrköping is a modern family business focused on manufacturing of highly automated machines, manufacturing lines and facilities for the wire drawing industry with the whole world as their market field. The company had annual sales of about 160 SEK in the financial year 2019/2020. As much as 95 percent of the manufacturing are exported to 98 countries. In total, there are up to 123 different types of machines sold in Germany, USA, Canada, China, South Korea, Japan and India amongst others. Other countries in Europe also belong to the company’s important export markets. The products manufactured using the machines produced by Lämneå Bruk include welding wire, welding electrodes, springs, tubular wire, nails and screws.

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One of the most common and typical products among the wire drawing machines is the drawing machine, which has the task of reducing steel wire from coarse to thin by pulling it, for example from 8 to 3mm. Raw materials are wire rod from suppliers all over the world. Another type of machine is so-called rewind lines. In these, the thread is repackaged to the end customer’s packaging. Even though 60 percent of all machines from Lämneå Bruk are machines for the welding wire industry, machines are also built for, for example, spring wire, reinforcement an staple products.

Lämneå Bruk dates back to the early 18th century when the facory was a foundry. The journey in the wire industry started as early as 1823. Today, the company is owned by the CEO Jonas Hagstedt, whose father bought the company in the late 1950s. About 50 employees include designers, automation technicians, programmers, machine fitters in electricity and mechanics, cnc operators, welders, painters, support staff and administrators in logistics among other things. You basically have all the professions that enable Lämneå Bruk to produce everything from home.

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Lämneå Bruk have control over the entire production chain
-Lämneå Bruk are able to manufacture a wide range of technically advanced machines for different types of wire, from small single machines to complete lines. Each machine is unique and each customer has special requirements for their facility. Lämneå Bruk build what the customer request and transform ideas into entire machine system solutions that are both user- and maintenance-friendly, says Jonas Hagstedt, CEO and owner when he comes in and visit the magazine Automation, which visited the factory in September 2020.

-We are actually quite alone on the market here in Europe, with just a few competitors. We have control over the entire production chain, and we take responsibility for all parts of the machine. Electrical design, programming, manufacturing of the machine and control cabinets. Everything is assembled on site here in Sweden. We live up to our slogan: “A passion for service”. We are proud to be able to offer excellent customer service before, during and after sales, Jonas Hagstedt emphasizes.

The company is well advanced in the technology. From order to finished machine, it takes between two and six months before the machine can be shipped to the customer. Often together with staff to ensure that the installation goes well and that the staff at the customer company receive good training and support right from the start.

-The customer can decide a lot about what his machine will look like, says Peder Helgesson, automation manager at Lämneå Bruk, who guides the magazine Automation through the facility.

-The customer can make different choices regarding components, mechanical and electrical design and the color of the machine. But we try to standardize as much as possible and therefore the machines are modular as far as possible. We use ready-made well-integrated complete solutions from our subcontractors with control and drive technology that also have integrated safety and energy regeneration.

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Technics are today used in over 450 machines across the globe
Lämneå Bruk uses different control systems for their machines depending on the wishes of the customer in accordance with the technology they themselves use in their factory. Generally Siemens controls the machines that are exported to European countries and accounts for most of the solutions (ca. 60-70 percent). Allen-Bradley is used in what is sent to the US (30 percent) and Mitsubishi is mostly used on the East Asian markets including China and Japan. A router is mounted in the control cabinet in the machine or machine line to ensure that the suppliers have access to support and service remotely.

This is where Lämneå Bruk cooperate with Recab, a Scandinavian company specialized in custom solutions within what they call “from edge to cloud”, as well as embedded computer systems, industrial data communication, sensors, and vision. The cooperation began in 2010 and the technics are today used in over 450 machines across the globe. Before that Lämneå Bruk used another, less practical, solution, a regular modem that you connected to through a phone call.

-When we started up our online support in 1994 most people didn’t have broadband connection, so it was probably the only usable solution, says. Peder Helgesson. He works as an automation manager at Lämneå Bruk but also belongs to the team of eight people (automation technicians) who go out and help the customers with installation and training.

The machine is constantly prepared for connection.
The product consists of a router attached in the control panel of the machine and its task is to mediate the connection between the operator panel that is attached to the machine and make it and the entire network on the machine available to the service technician at Lämneå Bruk. This way, the service technician can troubleshoot the machine as if they were sitting on site in the customer’s facility. There are hundreds of sensors in each machine and a lot can happen during the operation of the machine. Everything from a sensor breaking, that the pneumatics not working because a valve may have broken, a pulse sensor to an engine has stopped working to a mechanical fault that has occurred because the wire fell off and accidently hit some part of the equipment. HMIs are also sensitive things with their touch screens that can break because you may press too hard and too much on the screens while wearing rough work gloves.

– The router connects to the network and further to the central server, which in this case is located in France, says Magnus Unosson, customer responsible at Recab

– The advantage is that it is a secure connection that does not disturb the company’s firewalls since it connects from the inside and out. Software that belongs to the router also handles IP addresses that are there in the background. The customer easily connects to the router with the help of a unique product code key. The solution uses the company’s existing connection to the network. A fixed connection also means that you avoid problems with SIM cards and such. The machine is constantly prepared for connection. When the service is to be done, the customer wants access to new functions on the machine or when various additional programming in the plc is to be done, you connect to the server.

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Solution
The solution that Recab offers consists of both the hardware, a router from Etic Telecom, as well as the software called m2me. The m2me-solution by Etic is intended for remote maintenance and control of all types of industrial units (plc, hmi, Drive, etc.).

– In these times, during the Corona Crisis, when it has not been possible to travel freely across the world during long periods of times it has been a huge advantage to be able to connect to the customer remotely from home, states Peder Helgesson. Occasionally the customers need extra plc programming and naturally it becomes cheaper when we can do it from here, since it saves us long expensive trips and lots of time. There can be about 50 pages in the operator interface with images and everything. Our machines use different standard modules, but it is common for the customer to want their own adaptions and additions.

This might be Lämneå Bruks largest competitive advantage on the market. That they can deliver machines that are based on standard design but offering a lot of customizations. They also build and develop new machines or functions in direct cooperation with their customers. These machines are completely customized without a standard basic to begin with.

Text and photo by DAGMAR ZITKOVA – Magazine Automation 

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