Comatec’s Vantaa office will move a couple of kilometres to the north in late April.
Starting from 26 April, the new address will be:
Jaakonkatu 3, 01620 Vantaa
There are parking spaces for guests right in front of the main entrance.
Comatec Group and Microteam Oy are participating in the European Robotics Forum held in Tampere on 13–15 March 2018. At our stand you can see the KUKA LBR iiwa 7 R8100 demo robot running. Microteam is the official KUKA System Partner. We offer our customers the best solution when robotic expertise is needed for challenging client applications. An example of such a challenging application is the implementation of a machine vision in robotic applications.
HRC Human-robot collaboration
Collaboration robots can work alongside humans in a safe way. This means that a robot does not replace a person, but supplements his abilities and makes it easier to perform in difficult tasks. These may include, for example, one-sided work, tasks requiring heavy loads or tasks requiring accuracy. Autonomous robots that are capable of cooperation are used at KUKA’s own production plant for assembly workstations.
There are no separate automatic and manual workstations in the future mills, but cooperation between humans and robots takes place optimally without isolation or limiting fences between them.
Come and discuss with our experts in our stand in the Tampere Hall. At the same time you can explore the KUKA demo system. This robot is sentient and does not need protection around it. A man can work beside this robot safely because it knows the proximity of a person and can avoid damaging the person working next to it.
The European Robotics Forum 2018 (ERF2018) will be held in the Tampere Hall on 13─15 March 2018. ERF2018 covers current societal and technical themes related to the field of robotics. Interesting subjects will be discussed, including human-robot-collaboration and how robotics can improve industrial productivity and service sector operations. The conference also showcases the newest research in the field, and the projects funded under EU’s Horizon 2020 research programme. ERF is the most influential meeting of the robotics community in Europe.
Rantotek, subsidiary of Comatec Group, has bought KPA Unicon Oy transfers Pirkkala’s project design business unit of KPA Unicon Pirkkala. As the result of the business deal, six employees were transfered to Rantotek on January 1, 2018 as current employees.
According to Jouni Tuononen, Managing Director of Rantatok Oy, the transaction strengthens Rantotek’s competence especially in boiler plant engineering, and it is an important part of Comatec Group’s future strategy and development of project business. Transaction is a natural follow-up for long-time cooperation between KPA Unicon and Rantotek in the field of energy production solutions.
“We have been cooperating with Rantotek for a long time and with our experience we believe that this business arrangement will serve all parties,” says Teemu Koskela, Managing Director of KPA Unicon.
Rantotek Oy, a member of Comatec Group, is an expert in energy sector. Rantotek’s core competences are boiler plants technology, high pressure pipelines and vessels. Rantotek’s services consist of sub-assemblies such as process engineering, thermal design, strength calculation, equipment and plant design, and conformity assessment documentation. These areas form an integral part for investing in boiler plants starting from the decision to commissioning.
KPA Unicon provides life cycle services for responsible district heat, steam and power generation. The company was found in 1990 and the Group employs over 250 energy industry professional. Its turnover in 2017 was approx. 80 MEUR with strongly positive result. The Group comprises of the parent company KPA Unicon Group Oy and its subsidiary KPA Unicon Oy in Finland and its international subsidiaries in France, Russia, Ukraine, Croatia and Chile. The company’s headquarter is located in Pieksämäki, Finland and energy-producing factories at Kiuruvesi and Lapua, Finland.
More information, contact CEO Jouni Tuononen, Rantotek Oy, e-mail: email@example.com.
We will participate in the following fairs and events in 2018:
We participate in exhibitions and events each year to present our know-how, meet our customers and partners, and create new relationships. Take the opportunity to meet us and discuss with our experts about your needs in terms of design and partnership.
25.1.2018 Ideal PLM-päivä, Tampere
13.-15.3.2018 European Robotics Forum, Tampere
17.-18.5.2018 NaviGate 2018, Turku. Visit our stand C 24.
29.-30.5.2018 Advanced Engineering, Helsinki. Visit our stand 3b28.
4.-7.9.2018 SMM 2018, Hampuri, Saksa
25.-27.9.2018 Alihankintamessut, Tampere. Visit our stand E 120.
20.-22.11.2018 Smart Factory-messut, Jyväskylä
See you at the fair!
The electric supercar Angelica, developed in cooperation between Metropolia and the Chinese vehicle manufacturer AET Corporation was introduced on Friday 29 September 2017 in Helsinki, at the Arabia Campus of Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, along with the Eurosina electric car technology export project and technology centre.
Microteam had the honour of supplying the electric car project with control electronics and an automation software development environment. Metropolia’s project team built the distributed automation system independently using Microteam’s VECU (Vehicle Electronic Control Unit) electronics and LUCID software. We are proud to have been part of the development of this dazzlingly beautiful sports car!
Comatec Group will expand its operations in western Finland, opening a new office for the subsidiary Oucons Oy in the coastal city of Pori. Other Oucons offices are located in Oulu and Kankaanpää.
The region of Pori and Rauma holds great potential for the Comatec Group and shows positive development. The region also has a long tradition of mechanical engineering industry, and much related competence. The Pori office will open in the Puuvilla Shopping Centre, and its address will be Pohjoisranta 11. The owner of the premises will convert a historic thread spinning mill into modern and functional office facilities to suit our needs. Recruitment will begin in the autumn, once the new office has been opened. Timo Viljanen has been appointed the head and Business Unit Manager of the new office starting from 7 August 2017.
Oucons Oy operates within the Material Handling solutions sector of Comatec Group. The Pori and Kankaanpää offices also serve Comatec Group’s other sectors. With the new office, we will be able to offer an increased service range for the technology industries of the Pori and Rauma region not only in the area of material handling systems, but also in automation, mechanical engineering and plant design. Expansion to Pori is part of Comatec Group’s strong growth strategy.
Comatec Group is a growing provider of mechanical, electrical and automation engineering as well as consulting and project management services. We have approximately 500 employees in 20 locations in Finland, Estonia, Poland, Sweden and India.
For more information:
Business Unit Manager
Oucons Oy, Pori, Finland
Tel. +358 40 485 9140
Tel. +358 400 542 547
Comatec Group presented its marine electrical and automation engineering expertise at the international Nor-Shipping 2017 trade fair held in Lillestrøm, near Oslo, between 30 May and 2 June. The event has been an established part of the industry for 50 years. Our stand was in Finland Pavilion together with other Finnish companies.
Nor-Shipping is full of action, and it attracts major marine operators from 80 countries all around the world – a total of 30,000 exhibitors and visitors. The presence of leading operators of the marine industry makes Nor-Shipping a valued networking venue. This year’s event was the most extensive so far, with exhibitors from 48 countries. As a new feature, the fair had a section for start-ups where projects such as the Hyperloop and clean energy production methods were introduced. At the fair, Arctech Helsinki Shipyard Oy published its letter of intent on building an Ecoship cruise ship (60,000 GT, 2,000 passengers and 750 cabins, hand-over in spring 2020) for the Peace Boat organisation.
The matchmaking event that offered the opportunity to meet many potential customers in rapid succession was a particularly valuable part of the fair for Comatec. Discussions on future projects have continued after the fair with several companies.
Overall, the position of the international marine industry is very interesting. Cruise ship builders have enjoyed order books reaching as far as 2024 or even 2026. The cruise ship market has now room for new operators. In many countries, the opportunity is now being taken by shipyards with no previous experience of building cruise ships. On the other hand, the current price level of raw oil has left plenty of oil and gas industry support vessels with nothing to do in countries such as Norway. As a result, Norwegian shipyards have looked for orders in other sectors, including the fishing industry. The construction of cruise ships and other passenger vessels has also increased in Norway.