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Bel­gi­an life­guards

Bel­gi­an life­guards

A swim­ming pool in your own backyard – that’s pro­bab­ly what even resi­dents of the smal­lest ren­tal apart­ments dream of. The Bel­gi­an manu­fac­tu­rer LPW Pools makes this wish come true…
Mobi­li­ty by the seat of pants

Mobi­li­ty by the seat of pants

Speed is their moti­va­ti­on, decep­ti­on their métier and water their means of trans­port – when the­se Swiss tin­ke­rers get into the game, it gets wet, fast and almost cer­tain­ly breath­ta­king.…
Crui­sing under flood­light

Crui­sing under flood­light

The sea rou­te from the North Sea to Ghent in Bel­gi­um is 32 kilo­me­ters long, 200 meters wide and illu­mi­na­ted on both sides. The con­trol of the ligh­t­ing sys­tem must…
Fit­ness for the water pipe­line

Fit­ness for the water pipe­line

Water is a food­s­tuff. When it comes out of the tap, it’s even very inex­pen­si­ve, as it costs an average of just 0.2 cents per liter. But the­re is ano­t­her…
Noble drops from the bean

Noble drops from the bean

When it comes to refi­ning water, many think of hops, malt or distil­le­ries. Howe­ver, if you want to shar­pen your sen­ses rather than befudd­le them, a drink made from the…
24/7 under pres­su­re

24/7 under pres­su­re

1,500 cubickilo­me­ters (!) of was­te­wa­ter are pro­du­ced world­wi­de every year. An enor­mous amount that, if not trea­ted appro­pria­te­ly, will jeo­par­di­ze the glo­bal drin­king water cycle in the long term. In…
Pres­su­re makers in view

Pres­su­re makers in view

Would you have known? 20 to 25 per­cent of the elec­tri­ci­ty gene­ra­ted world­wi­de is con­su­med by pumps. And 85 per­cent of the life cycle costs of pres­su­re makers are attri­bu­ta­ble…
The torment of choice

The torment of choice

He has been with Phoe­nix Con­tact sin­ce 2008, and Frank Pos­sel-Döl­ken has been a mem­ber of the manage­ment board sin­ce August 2020. What has chan­ged for the Chief Digi­tal Offi­cer…
The Buil­ding Whis­pe­rer

The Buil­ding Whis­pe­rer

Bern­hard Till­manns has a visi­on. He wants to chan­ge the buil­dings of the future. He wants to make them fle­xi­ble. Ver­sa­ti­le. Update­ab­le. And alrea­dy today! Shell con­struc­tion in various sta­ges…
Power to Pres­su­re

Power to Pres­su­re

When the only com­pres­sed air ener­gy sto­rage and gas tur­bi­ne power sta­ti­on in Euro­pe went into ope­ra­ti­on in Hun­torf, Ger­ma­ny, in 1978, an ener­gy revo­lu­ti­on towards rene­wa­bles had not even…
Light, beau­ti­ful and smart

Light, beau­ti­ful and smart

Light from the Lüne­burg Heath is con­que­ring city cen­ters world­wi­de. Por­trait of an inno­va­ti­ve ligh­t­ing manu­fac­tu­rer with an exci­ting ver­ti­cal ran­ge of manu­fac­tu­re and bright future pro­s­pec­ts. Peter Oetjens, Head…
The smart head office

The smart head office

In Nord­horn the­re is a new buil­ding, which is not only a show­pie­ce for ener­gy manage­ment and buil­ding auto­ma­ti­on. It is also popu­la­ted by peop­le who have qui­te liter­al­ly inter­na­li­zed…
Sawing for the future

Sawing for the future

Filing, mil­ling, dril­ling, sawing – just the right thing for Lars van Len­ge­rich. For the 16-year-old appren­ti­ce, stu­dy­ing is cur­r­ent­ly out of the ques­ti­on. During a visit to the appren­ti­ce…
Inspi­ring tomorrow’s engi­neers

Inspi­ring tomorrow’s engi­neers

Phoe­nix Con­tact USA and Midd­le­town Area Midd­le School have a long-las­ting com­mu­ni­ty part­nership. Near­ly 15 years ago, several Phoe­nix Con­tact engi­neers saw a gap. Young peop­le were not get­ting enough…
Gent­le boun­cers

Gent­le boun­cers

The more gent­le the boun­cer, the more plea­sant the ent­ran­ce. A visit to the West­pha­li­an town of Lipp­stadt shows why this is not only the case when it comes to…
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