2021 has been an extraordinary year, both socially and economically.
STW from Kaufbeuren, Germany, has optimized its allocation management. The specialists for automation and digitization of mobile machines are maximizing their independence from the delivery capabilities of suppliers. The goal is to achieve the best possible product availability.
Electrification is gaining momentum, both in electric road vehicles and in electrically powered mobile machines. For prototyping and small series of such vehicles and machines, the German company STW offers the mBMS system kit. With the announcement of the mBMS.3, the electronics specialists are presenting the next generation of the product series.
Unfortunately, the SPS trade fair and the digital platform SPS on air have now been cancelled. According to the trade fair organizer, the further increasing COVID-19 infection figures and hospitalization rates in conjunction with the new 2G-Plus regulation and the set limits for events make it impossible to hold the trade fair.
As machines become more autonomous, functional safety is playing an increasingly important role in machine design. STW has now had its ESX.3ios CAN I/O modules certified for safety applications, complementing their range of safety certified control products.
By now, everyone has heard of Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things. We are extending this industry transformation to the mobile machinery sector. Our automation and digitalization solutions enable machine operators and manufacturers to adopt the benefits of this important trend to in their tractors, excavators and street sweepers.
STW's modular sensor system is optimized for the needs of mobile hydraulics, and the sensors enjoy wide acceptance and strong demand. To meet increasing demand, the long-standing automation company from Kaufbeuren (Germany) has optimized the design and availability of its low-pressure sensors.
openSYDE supports machine manufacturers with various tasks around the control system throughout the machine lifecycle, through design, production, and service. openSYDE also supports application programming. Integrated logi.CAD 3 realizes this in a particularly user-friendly way.
STW's openSYDE software enables the development of user-friendly, functionally safe applications for mobile machinery. To make it easier for prospective developers to get started with the lifecycle tool, STW has published freely accessible tutorial videos.
Training the engineers of tomorrow is a much discussed and complex undertaking. Future machine developers need hardware, software, and programming knowledge. At the Institute of Automation and Information Systems at TU Munich hydraulic test benches are now helping teaching staff provide the required expertise.
The logistics industry is booming. With demand growing rapidly, there is an urgent need for innovative transport solutions, especially within the warehouses. BHS Intralogistics has developed an autonomous transport shuttle that is both compact and powerful. The brain of the shuttle is the ESX.4cs-gw control unit from the German automation specialist STW.
STW and HAWE have been working together in a cooperative partnership since 2018. The aim of the cooperation is to combine their respective competencies and leverage the results for the benefit of the machine manufacturers. The integration of the HAWE Layer programming interface into the development environment of STW’s ESX.3cs control unit demonstrates a practical outcome of the collaboration.
Even the best control hardware can be a burden for machine manufacturers if the programming software is not intuitive or if it unnecessarily distracts programmers from development of the control algorithms. To help avoid these problems, users of STW's ESX.3cs can choose to program with logi.CAD 3.
From the 23rd of February until the 7th of March the Nordic World Ski Championships 2021 will take place in Oberstdorf. First class ski sport demands first class snow preparation: A job for the diesel electric PistenBully 600E+. With automation and drive technology from STW, the PistenBully performs its job perfectly.
STW, based in Kaufbeuren, Germany, has issued a new safety release for their ESX.3xm and ESX.3xl electronic control units. This new software package enables customers to create functional safety applications on these control units using CODESYS V3.5 with the IEC61131 PLC programming languages. Additionally, these ESX-3 control units have now been integrated in the openSYDE Lifecycle suite.
STW has released a new software update for its TCG-4 telematics module. The release, which is called "Firefly", enables customers to carry out updates even more easily and securely in the future – including via a cloud connection. In addition, the TCG-4 will be integrated into the STW lifecycle tool openSYDE.
In order to further optimize the activities surrounding its own cloud services for the benefit of the customers, STW is handing over responsibility for this business area to Modern Drive Technology GmbH (MDT), a company which is part of the Wiedemann Group.
Unfortunately, the Covid-19 pandemic still has us firmly under control. As a measure to contain it and protect our employees, after careful consideration we have decided to follow the recommendations of the federal and state governments and extend our shutdown over the holidays until January 10.
The inclination sensor SMX.igs-e is the first product of a completely newly developed generation of inclination and gyro sensors by STW, which is based on the use of MEMS sensor technology. This family is part of a new, future-oriented software and hardware platform. In addition, the STW software Toolchain openSYDE is supported, which allows easy integration of the SMX.igs-e into an existing application and which is used during the initial operation of sensors.
The ESX.3cs control unit by STW is now also available in a safety version for safety-oriented applications. With the new safety release of the ESX.3cs, it is now possible to implement applications with Performance Level PL d or Safety Integrity Level 2. Thus, the control unit meets the highest requirements for functional safety of mobile machines.
The Kaufbeuren-based company Sensor-Technik Wiedemann GmbH (STW) successfully realized a specific request of the Linde GmbH, Gases Division, for a pressure sensor with air interface, which can also be used in explosive environments.
The Kaufbeuren-based company Sensor-Technik Wiedemann GmbH (STW) and the Rottweil-based company MRS Electronic GmbH & Co. KG are pooling their expertise. The aim is to serve customers in the mobile machines and automotive markets in an even more comprehensive way.
The Kaufbeuren-based technology company Sensor-Technik Wiedemann GmbH (STW) presents a revised version of the strain sensor DMS.
Part 4 | The MVP and the fast ROI
In today's business world, digital systems provide valuable services in almost all companies and it is hard to imagine life without them. In the fourth STW series "Digital Solutions", MVP and fast ROI are explained in an easy-to-understand way using everyday situations as examples.
STW and SIKO have agreed on a strategic partnership with the aim of further opening up the market for mobile machinery with joint solutions that are based on individual strengths. Customers benefit from the cooperation by having access to complete systems ranging from measurement technology through to automation and cloud-based concepts.
Part 3 | The "API", the unknown entity
In today's business world, digital systems provide valuable services in almost all companies and it is hard to imagine life without them. In the third STW series "Digital Solutions", digitalization in connection with the "API" is explained in an easy-to-understand way.
Part 2 | Prototyping does not equal prototype
The Coronavirus pandemic is forcing companies to go digital. Anyone who does not have a clue when digital gibberish such as for example "prototyping" are used, will in future be given regular, easy-to-understand explanations of digitalization terminology in our series "Digital Solutions".
Kaufbeuren, 4 May 2020 – On 29 April 2020 the Kaufbeuren-based company Sensor-Technik Wiedemann GmbH (STW) parted with its Managing Director Dr. Michael Schmitt.
The Kaufbeuren-based company Sensor-Technik Wiedemann GmbH (STW) extends its pressure sensor portfolio with the digital interface SENT.
Part 1 | What exactly is digitalization?
The Coronavirus pandemic is forcing companies to go digital. But what is this digitalization anyway? What does it mean exactly? Anyone who does not have a clue when digital gibberish such as for example "fog computing" are used, will in future be given regular, easy-to-understand explanations of digitalization terminology in our series "Digital Solutions".
STW supports additional interfaces for “safety” pressure sensors. For the STW pressure sensors of the F02 Safety series from the modular sensor system for mobile hydraulics, the “Deutsch DT04” connector is now available as an additional electrical connection option in addition to a 5-pole M12 connector.
We are also effected from the – almost complete – shutdown of our economy in order to fight the Corona Pandemia. As a result we are forced to shut down large parts of our company.
The rapid spread of the Corona virus (Covid-19) puts a massive strain on both the German and international economies. Long before the current crisis, STW has developed a service that reduces the default risks to a minimum and guarantees long-term availability of STW components through component and obsolescence management. This means STW remains able to deliver its products.
The effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) have reached us as a society - also in a global context. In this situation, which is unfamiliar to all of us, we as STW take every effort possible to fulfil our obligations as a reliable partner - as part of a value chain - and our duty of care towards our employees.
Kaufbeuren, 5 February 2020 – Sensor-Technik Wiedemann (STW) is represented on the trade fair stand of the Berlin-based charging service provider Parkstrom at the leading energy trade fair E-world 2020 in Essen (11 to 13 February) with groundbreaking innovations.
STW enters into another cooperation: At the end of 2019, the company procured shares in the power element experts MTCONNECTIVITY power2pcb (MTCON). By combining their core competencies, the two companies intend to develop, produce and market high-performance PCB components and assemblies even faster, more efficiently and more inexpensively.
New driving and machine functions in the field of mobile machines demand the recording of an increasingly comprehensive number of physical parameters. For this reason, STW is to extend its range of sensor technology modules for mobile hydraulics with a new generation of inertial sensors which is being developed by a top-class team of experts at the Technologie Campus in Chemnitz.
STW was represented again this year at the Innovation Tour of its partner Software AG in Munich with a stand at the exhibition. There, STW displayed its load/charging management for electric vehicles based on the TC3G hardware in connection with machines.cloud.
A fundamental basis for autonomously working machines is already being created today with innovative technologies. STW has won an important research partner with the Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems IVI in Dresden for the collaborative R&D project “Machine Automation Lab“. On 11 July 2019, an event was held to celebrate the cooperation, at which the research group’s logo was presented to the public in a symbolic unveiling ceremony.
For the first time, STW took part in the Power2Drive, the international specialist trade fair for charging infrastructure and e-mobility, and was able to record a high number of visitors. The focus was placed on the “ELIAS” electric truck as well as the “powerMELA duo280” drive unit.
The family owned company Sensor-Technik Wiedemann (STW) is ready to face the future with a new group structure and a successful handover to the next generation.
The Kaufbeuren-based company Sensor-Technik Wiedemann GmbH (STW) is to take over the business unit “Body Control Systems” of INTUS Elektronik GmbH, a company based in Göppingen. The sale took place within the scope of the INTUS Elektronik GmbH focusing strategy. For STW, body control systems represent an important piece of the puzzle regarding the automation of mobile machines.
At SMM 2018, Sensor-Technik Wiedemann GmbH (STW) and Kaufbeurer Mikrosysteme Wiedemann GmbH (KMW), a long-standing partner and supplier of thin-film technology for sensors for STW, will exhibit their products and services at the leading maritime trade fair for the first time.
HAWE Hydraulik and STW Sensor-Technik Wiedemann present their partnership for integrated mechatronic control solutions for mobile machines at the Hannover Messe 2018. Together, the two partners implement complete systems from hydraulics to automation and cloud-based concepts.
From November 28 to 30, 2017, the SPS IPC Drives will welcome its visitors. The STW team looks forward to meet new and existing customers at the new stand. Focus are the solution worlds for the digitalization, automation and electrification of mobile working machines.
ENGIRO GMBH, manufacturer of range extenders and motors, and STW GmbH, manufacturer of products from the fields of digitalization, automation and electrification, have decided to collaborate in the area concerning the electrification of mobile machines.
STW will be showing new and exciting developments at this year's Agritechnica in Hall 15 at Stand F49 from 12th to 18th of November. Experience the digitalization, automation and electrification of agricultural machines in our "SymonE" test vehicle.
During the development, maintenance and efficient operation of a mobile machine, many different interested parties become involved with the product along its life cycle.
During the development, maintenance and efficient operation of a mobile machine, many different interested parties become involved with the product along its life cycle. Due to the increasing level of automation and electrification of machines, digitalization is the key to the fulfilment of the various requirements expressed by these interested parties.
The technological leader for tractors - AGCO GmbH with their premium brand Fendt – now also uses pressure sensors from the M01 module kit by Sensor-Technik Wiedemann GmbH (STW) in the pneumatic and hydraulic brake systems of their large tractors.
With the BCX family, Sensor-Technik Wiedemann (STW) is presenting a new generation of on-board control units for mobile machines which combine the distribution of energy in the cabin with monitoring and control functions. The BCX family unites the advantages of the tried and tested ESX control units and flexible power distribution in one device. Through the separation of active and passive electronics, customer-specific versions can also be implemented inexpensively and rapidly.
At the Agritechnica 2017 in Hanover, Sensor-Technik Wiedemann (STW) will be presenting the first representatives of its fourth generation of controls for mobile applications. The ESX-4CS-GW stands out as a freely-programmable communications gateway due to its new processor architecture, and is supported through the innovative STW development environment openSYDE. At the same time, STW is introducing a new housing concept.
Sensor-Technik Wiedemann GmbH (STW) is to present its comprehensive competence as a supplier for electrical and electronic (E/E) components, modules and system modules with the “SymonE” system demonstrator. “SymonE”, thus making the interaction of data, signals and electricity the focus of this year’s trade fair stand by STW at the Agritechnica in Hanover.
An extension to the ESX family of mobile central control units: The new small control unit ESX-3CS
Sensor-Technik Wiedemann (STW) is to present a new member of its ESX family of mobile central control units at the Agritechnica 2017 in Hanover. Freely programmable, compatible with regard to input and output types to other members of the ESX family, and supported through the comprehensive STW toolchain, the ESX-3CS rounds off the third generation of successful ESX control units at entry level. With the introduction of the ESX-3CS, STW is also showing a new housing concept.
The Kaufbeuren-based company Sensor-Technik Wiedemann (STW) GmbH has this autumn for the second time received the “Supplier of the Year” award after winning it in 2015 from Maschinenfabrik Krone GmbH, one of the leading manufacturers worldwide in the agricultural technology sector. The award positions STW as the best supplier in the category Electronics.
For the first time, STW will exhibit at the inter airport Europe in Munich.
Ms Katharina Wiedemann, Managing Director of Sensor-Technik Wiedemann GmbH (STW) and Vice President of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce of Swabia, was honored on 12 July 2017 with the Bayerischen Verdienstorden (Bavarian Order of Merit).
STW is exhibiting at Sensors Expo 2017 (Booth 1236) in San Jose, CA, to showcase innovative pressure sensors, inclinometers and other measurement solutions.
One of the key tools for hitting London’s target is real-time monitoring of soot particles and nitrogen oxide emissions from a fleet of over 5,000 buses that ply the city’s streets.
Elmia Wood is the world's largest trade fair for forestry.
From May 30 to June 01 Sensor-Technik Wiedemann (STW) will show its competences in Nuremberg in hall 5, stand 314.
From May 24 to May 27 STW will exhibit at the construction International Construction Equipment Conex in Seoul, South Korea.
From April 24 to 29 Sensor-Technik Wiedemann (STW) will display latest products and competency around sensor and thin film technology at the AMA center in hall 11, stand F35.
At this year’s AGCO supplier day in March, the German based company Sensor-Technik Wiedemann (STW) was awarded the „Supplier of the Year“ prize in the category of Quality.
With focus on solutions for connectivity and data management STW will exhibit at the 2nd Connected Off-Highway Conference in Duesseldorf, organized by the VDI.
Sensor-Technik Wiedemann (STW) is presenting the first extension boards for their VSX display family at this year’s Agritechnica in Hannover. The VSX displays in sizes 8”, 10” and 12” are available today in the Basic, Advanced and Professional equipment versions. The Professional version allows the realization of additional functions through the extension boards.
More than 100 interested experts met for the 16th MobilTron seminar in Mannheim on February 1st and 2nd to explore in depth the „Intelligent working machine“.
With the F02, Sensor-Technik Wiedemann GmbH (STW) presents a pressure transmitter which has been developed according to the requirements laid down in the standards EN 13849-1 and IEC 61508, and which has been certified by TÜV Saar.
From November 22 to 24 Sensor-Technik Wiedemann (STW) presents systems and solutions for the mobile working machine during the SPS/IPC/Drives in Nuremberg.
Already for the sixth time Sensor-Technik Wiedemann (STW), the specialist for the automation, connectivity and electrification of mobile working machines, will be at the bauma China in Shanghai from November 22 to 25. Fort he Chinese construction machinery market focus will be on the proven ESX control units, new displays and telemetry modules.
Sensor-Technik Wiedemann (STW), specialist for the automation, connectivity and electrification of mobile working machines, will exhibit at the Kiemsta 2016 in Cheonan, South Korea, from 11/02 to 11/05. Together with its partner Hada STW will present solutions for the agricultural industry.
On September 1, 2016, 15 young people started their careers at Sensor-Technik Wiedemann GmbH (STW) and Kaufbeurer Mikrosysteme Wiedemann GmbH (KMW).
At the end of June, the Kaufbeuren-based company Sensor-Technik Wiedemann (STW) was awarded for its force of innovation by BOMAG, the international market leaders in the compaction technology sector, at the Ehrenburg near Brodenbach.
The training program of STW’s academy is online now. Under the category “Services” you will find “STW Academy”. Clicking this selection you can find our training catalogue with a detailed description of all courses.
The electrical and hybrid propulsion technology is focus of the „Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo“ in Amsterdam. At booth 3080 Sensor-Technik Wiedemann GmbH (STW) will show its well-tried powerMELA solutions and present its second generation battery management system mBMS2. Beyond electrification we will inform our customers about automation and connectivity solutions.
Manufacturers of mobile machines are faced with the task of upholding the legal specifications of the Machinery Directive and the Product Liability Act.
Sensor-Technik Wiedemann GmbH (STW) will show its product portfolio for municipal vehicles in hall 5 at booth 116 at the IFAT, the world leading trade show for environmental technologies and municipal services, in Munich from May 30 to June 03.
In Nuremberg Sensor-Technik Wiedemann GmbH (STW) will demonstrate its measurement and cloud solutions at booth 164 in hall 5 from May 10 to 12.
Sensor-Technik Wiedemann (STW) enables its customers to utilize latest cloud technology for storing, presenting and integrating data.
Sensor-Technik Wiedemann (STW) will be at the bauma in München in Hall A5, stand 125 from 11th to 17th of April 2016. Solutions for the automation, electrification and connectivity will be demonstrated at our glass tractor and two interactive display towers.
During the first half year of 2016 Sensor-Technik Wiedemann (STW) will present its system solutions for automation, connectivity and electrification at several trade fairs. The STW cloud solution will be amongst the most important topics.
With the porting of the real-time open-source protocol POWERLINK onto the central control units ESX-3XL and ESX-3XM, and with the data management and telemetry module CONNEX-TC3G, STW will be showing the first access to the world of industrial Ethernet at SPS/IPC/DRIVES.
From 24 to 26 November, Sensor-Technik Wiedemann (STW) will be presenting numerous product and system innovations at the SPS / IPC / Drives in Nuremberg. The solutions for the automation branch include power electrification, automation, data management and connectivity with focus on mobile applications and the realisation of “Industrie 4.0” systems.
Sensor-Technik Wiedemann (STW) will be exhibiting at the AGRITECHNICA in Hannover from 08 – 14 November 2015 and will present a multitude of innovations. STW will show agricultural solutions in power electrification, mobile automation, HMI displays, data management and networking, , and measuring and sensing technology.
In autumn of this year, the Kaufbeuren company Sensor-Technik Wiedemann (STW) received the “Supplier of the Year Award” as best supplier in the Electronics category from Bernhard Krone GmbH a leading manufacturer of agricultural machinery.
On September 1, 2015, 7 young people started their careers at Sensor-Technik Wiedemann GmbH (STW) and Kaufbeurer Mikrosysteme Wiedemann GmbH (KMW). In the next two to three years, they will be trained as industrial clerks, electronic technicians for devices and systems, mechatronics engineers and micro technologists.
Sensor-Technik Wiedemann (STW) is going to exhibit at the Bauma Conexpo Africa in Johannesburg, South Africa, from Sep. 15th to 18th. During the fair with focus on construction and mining machines STW will present solutions around control and measurement systems, connectivity and power electrification.
On the 3rd of August, work on the installation of a new SMT production line began. This new state of the art SMT line will be suitable for production of all electronic products.
This year, Sensor-Technik Wiedemann (STW) in Kaufbeuren, a manufacturer of high-tech products in the fields of microelectronics and power electronics, is celebrating its 30th company anniversary.
Sensor-Technik Wiedemann (STW) will be presenting their products from 8th-13th June 2015 at the INTERSCHUTZ in Hannover. The focus will be placed on the (safety) products from the fields of measuring technology, sensors and control technology.
Wolfgang Wiedemann, Managing Director of Sensor-Technik Wiedemann GmbH, will not be standing again as candidate for his current function as Chairman of the Board of the AMA Association, and we officially took leave of him at a celebratory event within the scope of the SENSOR+TEST trade fair.
Sensor-Technik Wiedemann (STW) exhibited at the SENSOR+TEST in Nürnberg from 19th – 21st May. The focus this year has been on the safety products from the sensing technology product ranges.
As an internationally active company, Sensor-Technik Wiedemann GmbH (STW) has supported its customers, the world-wide leading manufacturers of mobile machines, utility machines and special machines and their users for more than 30 years with the utilization of the latest technical possibilities through networking, e-Mobility and automation.
"What belongs together, grows together " – not so much politically, perhaps, but all the more effectively do the three subject fields which have long characterized the electronics industry complement each other: Measurement technology, microsystem technology and sensors. Sensor-Technik Wiedemann GmbH (STW), part of the bedrock of this branch in Germany, has been processing these topics for thirty years, and is now merging them into one business field.
Sensor-Technik Wiedemann (STW) will exhibit at the SPS/IPC/Drives in Nuremberg from 25th – 27th November with a new larger stand area. The focus this year will be on the safety products from the sensing and control technology product ranges.
In September, 15 young people are starting their careers at Sensor-Technik Wiedemann GmbH (STW) and Kaufbeurer Mikrosysteme Wiedemann GmbH (KMW).
On 29 July 2014, Katharina and Wolfgang Wiedemann, Managing Directors of Sensor-Technik Wiedemann GmbH (STW), accepted the BAYERNS BEST 50 Award from Bavaria’s Minister of Economic Affairs Ilse Aigner.
“The intelligent mobile working machine”
15-16 October 2014 in Mannheim, Germany
Within just 6 months Sensor-Technik Wiedemann (STW) has achieved 6 safety approvals for the current generation of 32 bit mobile control units in accordance with the machine safety standards EN 61506, SIL2, EN62061 SIL C2 and EN ISO 13849 PLd.
Sensor-Technik Wiedemann GmbH (STW) will display the measurement and sensor product range with various new highlights at Hannover Messe.
STW demonstrates with an exhibition model, state of the art data networking in industrial vehicles.
The senior management of Sensor-Technik Wiedemann GmbH (STW) has gained two new members. On August 1st, Sonja Wiedemann and Dr. Michael Schmitt were appointed as managing directors, joining the existing management Katharina und Wolfgang Wiedemann.
40 International teams participated in the third Formula Student Electric (FSE) .The young engineers on each team had a year to design a race car using their skills in disciplines such as acceleration, endurance, energy, design and financial planning.