Franz Fehrenbach is the chairman of Robert Bosch GmbH. Fehrenbach studied industrial engineering at the University of Karlsruhe and joined Robert Bosch GmbH in 1975. In 1988, he was transferred to the United States, but he returned to Germany in 1989. In 1990, Fehrenbach became Vice-CEO of the corporation. In 2003, he became chairman of Robert Bosch GmbH, succeeding Hermann Scholl. In 2012, Fehrenbach caused a stir by expressing his political view to expel Greece not only out of the Euro zone but out of the European Union. Temasek Holdings, Member of the European Advisory Panel Linde, Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board BASF, Member of the Supervisory Board Baden-Badener Unternehmer-Gespräche, Member of the Board of Trustees European School of Management and Technology, Member of the Board of Trustees German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Member of the Council Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft, Member of the Board Trilateral Commission, Member of the European Group - article about Greece opinions
Gerlingen is a town in the district of Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is situated 9 km west of Stuttgart, 15 km southwest of Ludwigsburg. Gerlingen is home to a major engineering and electronics company. Gerlingen is the southern most district of Ludwigsburg, neighboring the town of Ditzingen to the north, the district of Stuttgart to the east, the town of Leonberg to the west; the urban area is split between two distinct parts. In the north, a part of the Neckar Basin, predominately agricultural. In the south, the Gelmswald and hills to the western border with Leonberg. Paleolithic history is unknown beyond three pieces of mammoth tooth found during a construction project in 1955. Evidence of Linear pottery culture of the early Neolithic were found in 1972 when potsherds as well as other rocks and fire equipment were found. Vesoul, Tata, Seaham, United Kingdom, Johannes Rebmann, missionary and geographer, 1848 "Discoverer" of Kilimanjaro Rainer Wieland and politician, Vice-President of the European Parliament Smudo, birth name Michael Schmidt, singer of the band Die Fantastischen Vier
Integrated Authority File
The Integrated Authority File or GND is an international authority file for the organisation of personal names, subject headings and corporate bodies from catalogues. It is used for documentation in libraries and also by archives and museums; the GND is managed by the German National Library in cooperation with various regional library networks in German-speaking Europe and other partners. The GND falls under the Creative Commons Zero licence; the GND specification provides a hierarchy of high-level entities and sub-classes, useful in library classification, an approach to unambiguous identification of single elements. It comprises an ontology intended for knowledge representation in the semantic web, available in the RDF format; the Integrated Authority File became operational in April 2012 and integrates the content of the following authority files, which have since been discontinued: Name Authority File Corporate Bodies Authority File Subject Headings Authority File Uniform Title File of the Deutsches Musikarchiv At the time of its introduction on 5 April 2012, the GND held 9,493,860 files, including 2,650,000 personalised names.
There are seven main types of GND entities: LIBRIS Virtual International Authority File Information pages about the GND from the German National Library Search via OGND Bereitstellung des ersten GND-Grundbestandes DNB, 19 April 2012 From Authority Control to Linked Authority Data Presentation given by Reinhold Heuvelmann to the ALA MARC Formats Interest Group, June 2012
Indramat GmbH, now part of Bosch Rexroth, was an industrial control firm founded in 1958, based in Neuwied, Germany. Its name is a German abbreviation meaning “Gesellschaft zur INDustrialisierung-RAtionalisierung und AutoMATisierung“; the core business was the production of industrial servo drives and motion controls for use on machine tools, machine presses, printing presses, food packaging machinery, as well as assembly lines and material handling equipment. Indramat was acquired by the hydraulic concern Rexroth in 1965, for Rexroth to gain competence in machine control. At that time, Indramat was moved to the German town of Rexroth's headquarters. In 1968 Rexroth, including Indramat GmbH, was taken over by Mannesmann AG. In 2001, after the hostile takeover of Mannesmann by Vodafone, the industrial portion of Mannesmann was acquired by Robert Bosch GmbH, including Rexroth and Indramat; the new entity was named Bosch Rexroth, Indramat GmbH became the Electric Drives and Controls Technology Group under Bosch Rexroth.
The name Indramat was no longer used, however Bosch Rexroth Electric Drives and Controls continues to produce and support products marketed under the Indramat brand, newer product families such as the IndraDrive, IndraDyn, IndraControl are named in recognition of their heritage. In 2001 Indramat employed 1,500, with a turnover of 261 million Euro. Exports constituted 52% of the business. Indramat gained recognition in Germany and Central Europe starting in the 1970s as a supplier of DC servo drives and control systems in the areas of sheet steel processing, 3-dimensional tracing controls. A key feature of the Indramat servo is the programming module, which contained all variable settings required to match the servo amplifier with a given motor; this feature simplified the commissioning process. In 1979 Indramat released a brushless drive servo system, which it branded as an “AC Servo”; this product gained acceptance in automotive industry Powertrain manufacturing, bringing Indramat global recognition.
Indramat is recognized for distributed CNCs for automotive Powertrain manufacturing, electronic line shaft technology for commercial printing presses. Bosch Rexroth Electric Drives and Controls
SKIL Power Tools is a worldwide manufacturer of electric power tools and accessories. The company now focuses more on the do-it-yourself consumer, but at one time made professional construction-grade power tools, which are now being sold under their subsidiary, SKILSAW. SKIL can trace its heritage to the invention of the circular saw by Edmond Michele in 1924, which led to the development of the SKILSAW circular saw Model 77 in 1937. Now referred to as “the saw that built America,” the Model 77 set the industry standard for handheld worm-drive circular saws which remains in production unchanged today. In an example of a genericized trademark, portable circular saws are still called Skilsaws or Skil saws. Skil products include circular saws, cordless drill/drivers, cordless screw drivers, cordless tackers, cordless sealant guns, belt sanders, random orbit sanders, multi-sanders, angle grinders, drills, jig saws and measuring tools, reciprocating saws and planers. In the early 1920s, Edmond Michel, a French immigrant in New Orleans with a penchant for tinkering and inventing, watched a group of farmers hack away at sugar cane with large machetes.
After observing the painstaking labor the workers went through, Michel began experimenting with how to mechanize the Machete. In 1923, Michel created a motorized machete. Saw-blade mounted on carved wooden frame and powered with a motor taken from malted milk mixer – the first electric handsaw. After reading about Michel’s new invention, Joseph Sullivan, a Minneapolis land developer, set out to find the New Orleans inventor. After deciding to go into business together and Sullivan moved to Chicago and opened the Michel Electric Handsaw Co. in 1924. After forming the company, six production models were made at $1000 each. Michel went to the new Atlantic City's Million Dollar Boardwalk to demonstrate the new tools, where the first portable electric “Skilsaw” was purchased for $160 by the Piers’ developer. In 1926, the Skil brand name was born after Michel left the company to pursue other ventures, Sullivan changed the company name to Skilsaw, Inc. After surviving the Great Depression, Skil continued making improvements to its saw.
During the 1930s, Skil released the Model E Skilsaw, the first generation saw with a worm drive. In 1937, Edward Sterba perfected the Model E and built the first Model 77 with a 7 ¼” blade, considered the “workhorse on building sites.” The model 77 celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2012. During World War II, Skil developed the PS-12 circular saw for military applications by mounting an air-driven Thor motor on a 12" worm-driven saw for use in several types of construction. Manufactured in camouflage colors, with saw blade painted black and the body a greenish color, the saw worked just about everywhere, including underwater to cut piles or timbers; the Navy had Skil put this tool into a special camouflage box sealed with plastic. When they were unable to get into a landing area, the unit would be dumped overboard and floated or dragged in for use on aircraft landing areas. After the end of World War II, Skil began expanding into international markets by opening a distribution and service center in Toronto, CA in 1946.
After selling directly to customers for 25 years, since the company’s inception, Skil entered the wholesale business and began distributing its products through hardware distributors. In the 1950s, the company changed its name to the Skil Corporation. Skilsaw remained the brand name used for the company's products. European sales followed a few years by which time Skil had entered the consumer market. By 1959 it had a successful range of DIY tools. Skil's European factory was built in 1961 in the Dutch town of Breda, followed soon after by an electric motor plant at Eindhoven, Netherlands. After entering the European market, by the end of 1961 Skil had opened additional offices in Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. Skil Broke into the Australian market in the early 1960s, when they acquired the Australian company Sher Powertools, a good quality tool, sold at a premium price intended to compete with the European brands of Wolf and Desoutter which were well established fine quality brands of tools at the time.
In the 1970s onwards, Skil constructed a network of factories, service centers and sales offices all around the world, its name becoming synonymous with power tools. Skil still has its European head office in Breda. All manufacturing of power tools for the European market is outsourced in China. Pre-development, Sales and Finance are among the activities of the Dutch head office. Emerson Electric acquired Skil Corporation in 1979. Under new ownership, Skil continued growth. In 1982, the company embarked on a program to become the most successful power tool company in America by investing in new manufacturing and quality-control systems. By 1988, the company had achieved its goal. In 1991, the Emerson Electric Company and Robert Bosch GmbH entered into a joint venture by combining their power tool subsidiaries. In 1992, the new venture came to fruition as S-B Power Tool Co. In 1996, after four years of the partnership, Robert Bosch GmbH took over complete ownership of Skil. On August 23, 2016, Chervon Ltd. a power tool manufacturer based in Nanjing, agreed to acquire the SKIL brand from the Bosch Power Tools division, which gave them control over the SKIL businesses in both North America and the European market.
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Midas has been designing and manufacturing audio consoles since the early 1970s. On it became part of the Telex group. When, in January 2006, Telex Communications was acquired by the Bosch group, Midas consoles became part of the business unit "Bosch Communications Systems". Midas are now part of The Music Group. Midas consoles are being used around the world by audio engineers in the live sound realm. Applications for these boards monitor console positions. Common and historical consoles include the Heritage 1000, 2000, 3000 and 4000, the venerable XL4, XL3 and XL200 & 250 large frame professional touring consoles and a variety of less expensive versions aimed at the club and regional sound market; the first digital console from Midas, the XL8, was launched at the Frankfurt Music Messe in 2006, becoming the flagship Midas console. Notable features include three pre-amps per channel to enable Front of House and broadcast control surfaces to be fed from the same input rack, dual redundant master control processors, integration with the Klark Teknik Helix EQ system via the Rapide remote.
In September 2008 at the annual PLASA tradeshow, Midas introduced the PRO6 Live Audio System, the second networked digital audio system from Midas. Employing technologies developed from the XL8, the PRO6 offers similar audio performance in a compact package. In 2010, the PRO3 and PRO9 digital consoles were added to the Midas product line, along with the VeniceF digital-analog hybrid console, which replaced the Venice analog console. At the 2011 PLASA show, Midas unveiled the PRO2 and PRO2C consoles, which bring Midas digital features from the larger PRO and XL8 consoles into a more compact package and a lower price point. Midas launched the PRO1 digital console at InfoComm 2012 in Las Vegas; the PRO1 features an smaller physical footprint and lower price point than the PRO2/PRO2C. In January 2014 at Winter NAMM in Anaheim, California, MIDAS introduced their newest console, the M32, based on hugely-successful Behringer X32 mixer, sharing most of OS but with different microphone preamps, same as in MIDAS Pro series mixers..
At that same time, Midas began retiring much of its analog console product line. The Verona analog console and VeniceF and VeniceU analog-digital hybrid versions of the original Venice console are still an active part of Midas' product line. Midas markets the digital audio distribution components that are used with their digital consoles as stand-alone digital snakes, or larger multi-site audio distribution networks. Linux is used at the core of all Midas digital consoles; this is mentioned prominently in their marketing materials, as well as in their preference for Linux development and kernel programming experience in job postings for development positions. At the core of all MIDAS Pro desks is standard PC motherboard with 4Gb flash card. In December 2009, Midas and Klark Teknik were acquired by Music Group, a holding company chaired by Uli Behringer, which owns other audio companies such as Turbosound and Bugera as well as Electronic Manufacturing Services company Eurotec. Midas Website
Système universitaire de documentation
The système universitaire de documentation or SUDOC is a system used by the libraries of French universities and higher education establishments to identify and manage the documents in their possession. The catalog, which contains more than 10 million references, allows students and researcher to search for bibliographical and location information in over 3,400 documentation centers, it is maintained by the Bibliographic Agency for Higher Education. Official website