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We make tun­nels smart

We make tun­nels smart

They belong to Switz­er­land like wat­ches, banks and the Alps – tun­nels. Hard­ly any other coun­try is as adept at the art of per­fo­ra­ting its inte­rior as the Swiss. But…
The han­ging gar­den of Stuttgart

The han­ging gar­den of Stuttgart

When one of Europe’s most inno­va­ti­ve plan­ning and con­sul­ting firms in the real esta­te sec­tor con­structs its own buil­ding, the extra­or­di­na­ry beco­mes the stan­dard: At OWP12, inno­va­ti­on begins far below…
The Idea Smith

The Idea Smith

Uli Lei­de­cker is not only a new mem­ber of Phoe­nix Contact’s manage­ment board. He is also one of the most pro­mi­nent advo­ca­tes of open plat­forms, secu­ri­ty archi­tec­tures and a holistic…
Cli­ma­tic hot flashes

Cli­ma­tic hot flashes

Two degrees are hard­ly noti­ce­ab­le to the average per­son. But while the human sen­so­ry organs care litt­le about this tem­pe­ra­tu­re incre­a­se, Mother Earth and her gas shell are get­ting migh­ty…
Hamburg’s new gem

Hamburg’s new gem

Spring 2021 – no cable has yet been instal­led, no con­trol cabi­net has been fit­ted, and no con­trol sys­tem has been acti­va­ted. Nevertheless, the buil­ding auto­ma­ti­on experts from Phoe­nix Con­ta­ct…
Par­king under first floor

Par­king under first floor

When the auto­mo­ti­ve tre­a­su­re is orde­red under­ground and the sys­tems of Klaus Mul­ti­par­king are in play, then the end of the tech­ni­cal life­time is not reached. It is only par­ked…
When the wall shakes

When the wall shakes

When Mother Earth dis­co­vers her archaic natu­re, man beco­mes very small. Ear­th­qua­kes are an ele­men­ta­ry for­ce of natu­re against which hard­ly any pro­tec­tion is pos­si­ble. It is the­re­fo­re all the…
From quar­ry to terminal

From quar­ry to terminal

If you read the few lines you find about Dirk Gör­lit­zer, you might think he is a typi­cal repre­sen­ta­ti­ve of a care­er in a flash: uni­ver­si­ty, employ­ment, top manage­ment. Not…
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…
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