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Traffic sign control by energy harvesting switches

Traffic sign control by energy harvesting switches
When talking about Energy Harvesting Switches, the first applications that one thinks of are primarily in the smart home, building and industrial automation industry. A ZF Friedrichshafen’s customer, Westcotec, has developed an application for traffic signs using the ZF Energy Harvesting Switch. 
2nd September 2019

KNX RF training kit for certified centres

KNX RF training kit for certified centres
The KNX Association has given the target that by the end of 2019, KNX RF should be added to the KNX Basic Course by all European training centres. Therefore, all certified training centres in Europe will use at least one KNX RF switch and one KNX RF media coupler. 
28th June 2019

No battery or wires, BLE reference design

No battery or wires, BLE reference design
A reference design has been introduced by ZF for an Energy Harvesting Bluetooth Low Energy Switch in a partnership with ON Semiconductor. The design combines ZF’s energy harvesting generator with the industry’s lowest power Bluetooth 5 radio RSL10 SIP from ON Semiconductor and is a well suited solution for the rapidly growing number of applications for BLE communication.
5th April 2019


Linear position sensors suitable for harsh environments

Linear position sensors suitable for harsh environments
A range of linear and angular position sensors from ZF pursue new ways in terms of efficiency. Based on a modular system, the sensor is available as an ANG version for angular position measurements or as a LIN-version for linear position measurements. Whereas the ANG-series adds to the existing range of angular position sensors, the linear position sensor provides options for ZF customers.
15th November 2016

Rebranding of Cherry to ZF completed at electronica

Rebranding of Cherry to ZF completed at electronica
Long established switch and sensors manufacturer CHERRY Industrial Solutions used the electronica show to complete its rebranding to the ZF brand. From 1st January 2017, all products sold via the Industrial Solutions product line will be branded ZF.
14th November 2016

Smart Homes made simpler with switches from ZF

Smart Homes made simpler with switches from ZF
In a world where the number of communication networks continues to increase, requirements for information transmission are also changing. Data transmission must be mobile and flexible while using as little energy as possible. One solution is energy harvesting wireless switches from ZF. They are simple and effective to use and are installed without cables or batteries. Technology for Smart Homes encompasses a wide range of solutions that make living and working in buildings more efficient and comfortable.
8th November 2016

Linear and angular position sensors from ZF

Linear and angular position sensors from ZF
The new generation linear and angular position sensors from ZF pursue new ways in terms of efficiency. Based on a modular system, the sensor is available as an ANG version for angular position measurements or as a LIN-version for linear position measurements. Whereas the ANG-series adds to the existing range of angular position sensors, the linear position sensor opens a new scope for ZF customers.
8th November 2016

ZF Friedrichshafen releases two sensors

The company ZF Friedrichshafen AG, parent company of ZF Electronic Systems Pleasant Prairie LLC (formerly CHERRY Industrial Solutions), announced that two new sensor products are now available. The sensor products consist of a Linear Position sensor (LIN Series), as well as another angle position sensor (ANG series) to complement the existing sensor line.
6th June 2016

ZF Electronics wins Mars Gold Award for fourth consecutive year

ZF Electronics wins Mars Gold Award for fourth consecutive year
ZF Electronics has won Mars Drinks’ coveted Gold Standard Award for Quality Performance 2010 for an amazing fourth consecutive year. Initiated several years ago and open to assured suppliers, the Mars Gold Standard Award for Quality Performance recognises robust quality management systems, consistent quality conformance and superior delivery performance - all essential supplier attributes for Mars Drinks, whose vending machines prepare more than a billion beverages every year in businesses worldwide.
18th May 2011

ZF Electronics GmbH announces new Board Director for UK business

ZF Electronics GmbH announces new Board Director for UK business
Leading designer and manufacturer of computer keyboards, mice, switches, sensors and controls, ZF Electronics GmbH, has appointed Michael Groom to the Board of Directors of ZF Electronics UK, effective immediately. Michael has been General Manager of ZF Electronics UK, based in Luton, Bedfordshire, since 2005, remains the Company Secretary and his promotion follows the retirement of Gunter Murmann as CEO. ZF Electronics UK (formerly Cherry Electrical Products) was acquired by ZF Electronics GmbH when they bought the Cherry Corporation in 2008.
15th February 2011

Switches come in small packages from ZF Electronics

Switches come in small packages from ZF Electronics
ZF Electronics has launched a new series of sub subminiature switches which suit applications as diverse as automotive door latches, industrial locking systems, outdoor equipment and hand-held control units. Demands on electronic components for increased reliability and functionality increase year on year, together with the need to achieve higher specifications within ever-shrinking housing sizes. The new DK sub subminiature series from ZF Electronics provides the smallest dimensions and highest performance for a snap switch in its class.
8th February 2011

Cherry wireless notebook mice run around quickly

Cherry wireless notebook mice run around quickly
Three new Cherry mice designed specifically for use with notebook and laptop PCs are now available to make life on the go easier. The Life Nano, Azuro and Passenger mice are all wireless, compact and designed to suit the most demanding of users.
21st January 2011

New Cherry GS102301 Speed Sensor Ideal for Harsh Environments

New Cherry GS102301 Speed Sensor Ideal for Harsh Environments
Cherry’s new GS102301 geartooth speed sensor is perfect for any application where rugged, dependable speed sensing is required. Tested to SAE J1455, this digital output Hall effect speed sensor is self-adjusting over a wide range of magnetic flux densities, eliminating the need to optimize the sensor position within a small magnetic flux operating range. This feature also compensates for target run out. The single hall plate design is immune to alignment issues, allowing unlimited mounting positions.
13th January 2011

ZF guarantees jobs for employees through 2015

ZF has agreed upon far-reaching job security measures for its workforce: employees in Germany now have job guarantees for the next five years. Should personnel needs change, employees have the right to an equivalent job at the same site through 2013. A multi-stage process has been agreed upon for the following two years: should the search for an equivalent job at the same site yield no results, the search will first be expanded to the regional level, and then across all ZF sites in Germany.
4th January 2011

Cherry mice and keyboards make ICT easier for children

Cherry mice and keyboards make ICT easier for children
Two specialist Cherry keyboards developed for the education market and a Cherry computer mouse designed specifically for children are being shown at BETT 2011, the largest education technology exhibition in the world, which takes place at Olympia, London, from January 12th – 15th.
24th December 2010

ZF Designates 2011 Year of the Supplier

For the ZF Group, 2011 is completely under the auspices of the year-of-the-supplier campaign. In the new campaign year, suppliers will not only be sensitized how important they are for the quality and competitiveness of ZF products - also ZF employees will deal with this topic in the course of numerous events. One of the most important initiatives during the campaign year is the planned foundation of the ZF Supplier Academy, where strategic suppliers are qualified and further educated via specially customized training.
16th December 2010

ZF achieves record sales in 2010

ZF Group has left the economic crisis behind it by registering anticipated sales revenue of roughly 12.9 billion euros in 2010 – a record 38-percent increase over the previous year. This represents a clear return to profitability following losses in 2009. Meanwhile, the ZF Group workforce has risen by nearly 5 percent to more than 64,000 employees.
16th December 2010

Cherry wireless desktops for interference-free computing at home and at work: new from ZF Electronics

Cherry wireless desktops for interference-free computing at home and at work: new from ZF Electronics
Cherry wireless desktop sets from ZF Electronics offer visually stunning and ergonomically designed matching mice and keyboards at every price level to suit both home and professional users. Featuring 2.4 GHZ wireless technology, these desktops ensure interference-free transmission at a range of up to 10m, with easy ‘Plug and Play’ setup – absolutely no software installation is required, they can be used straight from the box. For really fast access to frequently-used functions, there are ten additional programmable hotkeys, especially useful for media and gaming.
8th December 2010

ZF plant in Diepholz, Germany, wins this year's TPM award

For several years, the ZF plant for passenger car chassis modules in Diepholz, Germany, has been working according to the TPM (Total Productive Maintenance) methodology. Now, the plant is decorated as Best TPM Factory of the Year 2010 by the International TPM Institute from Pittsburgh and the journal Instandhaltung (Maintenance).
7th December 2010

ZF Services Expands Wind-Energy Business

ZF Services is the only independent multi-brand company with a four MW load test bench. Gears are run on a test rig under a simulated load to measure both structure-borne and airborne noise and analyze wear patterns under load. Additionally, ZF Services offers field technicians both on-shore and off-shore to perform endoscopic inspections, vibration measurements and replacement of individual components. In order to minimize production losses during repair work, ZF Services currently inventories bearing kits and replacement gears to facilitate quicker repair times.
16th November 2010


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