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Harting Connectivity Solutions for Emerging and Critical Markets


Industry

February 15, 2021
By Maryam Farag


Industries

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The Harting Technology Group reaffirmed its commitment to shaping the future with technologies at their digital press event on February 2.

The focus was on the future, specifically applications that Harting sees as critical in the upcoming years. The technology group highlighted global developments and Americas-specific solutions in the fields of industrial automation, energy and data center infrastructure, e-mobility and railway sectors.

According to Harting, the future focuses on three global social megatrends: demographic change, (de)globalization and sustainability. These lead to technological megatrends such as modularization, autonomy and digital twin technology.

The technology group sees fundamental requirements for the connectivity of the future as a necessary and unifying element.

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“At HARTING, we are bringing these three topics together under the term Connectivity+,” said Dr.-Ing. Kurt D. Bettenhausen, board member for new technologies and development at Harting.  

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The global development updates focused on ethernet as being “the most important communication standard in industrial automation,” and high-speed data transmission as “an important trend in the railway industry.”

Other topics covered were joint engineering with partners, Harting’s railway technology web seminar series, and first-lane developments in the energy storage market.

The Americas-specific solutions topics included Harting’s partnerships with MIT to address challenges faced when trying to apply machine learning to industrial environments.

It also included Harting’s continuation to lead SPE implementations in the Americas, developing specifications for power shelf in open compute project, and local relationships and customization capabilities.