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Summer job applications 2017 are now closed

Summer work application is now closed. Thank you to all who applied for a summer job here at CPAC Systems. We are processing the applications now and we will be in touch with you end March 2017. Thank you for your patience.

 

Last application date was February 28, 2017.

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CPAC Systems är Västsveriges cykelvänligaste arbetsplats!

 

Västsveriges cykelvänligaste arbetsplats utsedd! Gissar vem vann? Yes, vi!

Det finns mängder med cykelvänliga arbetsplatser i Västsverige, men bäst för cyklister är CPAC Systems i Mölndal. Under 2016 har de gjort vardagen extra lätt för sina cyklande medarbetare.

– Cykling är bra för både vårt företag och för våra anställda, säger Anders Pihl på CPAC Systems. Vår satsning på att vara cykelvänliga bidrar till trivsel och hälsa, och får även bieffekten att många söker arbete spontant hos oss, eftersom vi är rädda om både människa och miljö.

Under 2016 bjöds arbetsplatser i Västsverige in att delta i Cykelvänlig arbetsplats, en tävling där företag klassas som ”cykelvänliga” efter att ha nått upp till ett visst antal kriterier. Totalt 88 cykelvänliga företag anmälde sig till årets omgång.

– Alla deltagare har varit engagerade och underlättat för cyklister på olika sätt, men CPAC har tagit cykling på arbetsplatsen till ytterligare en nivå, och kommit med flera egna idéer, säger Karin Ryberg, på Hållbart resande väst, som ligger bakom Cykelvänlig arbetsplats.

 

 

 

De företag som vill göra det enklare för sina anställda att cykla, kan göra många olika saker. Det kan vara superenkla åtgärder, som att se till att det finns en cykelpump att låna, till att erbjuda duschmöjligheter eller bra cykelställ.

– Vi har till exempel cykelmekar-tillfällen, då vi tillsammans med cykelmekaniker, servar våra cyklar. Vid dessa tillfällen erbjuder vi gratis slitagedelar som slangar, däck och kedjor. Försök som arbetsgivare, att ta reda på vad cyklisterna på din arbetsplats behöver, tipsar Anders Pihl.

På tävlingens webbplats, cykelvanligarbetsplats.se, finns många olika tips på åtgärder, som arbetsgivare kan bocka av och få ”stjärnor” för, i sin diplomering som cykelvänlig arbetsplats.

Läs original artikeln.

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Remember the stir Volvo Co-Pilot caused at bauma 2016? Well, it's caused another stir

 

The Volvo Co-Pilot continued to create ripples when it beat other top performers to win the Car HMI Award 2016 in the category 'Most innovative HMI feature'. Imagine a construction machine winning an award at a car event. Talk about technology crossing borders. Presented by we.CONNECT, the awards were part of Europe’s leading HMI and UX event which brought together more than 200 experts in HMI, usability and user experience.

“It is a tremendous honor for Volvo CE to win this prestigious innovation award,” said Sidney Levy, design director at Volvo CE. “Volvo Co-Pilot sets a new industry standard, puts the user at the heart of the system and is the first step towards an integrated, holistic solution for worksite optimization. With its intelligent assist-functionalities, the system allows our customers to work more efficiently and safer than ever before. This award is a tribute to the hard work and dedication of Volvo CE’s skilled employees who continue to push the boundaries of technology and design."

The award is also a tribute to the proactive collaboration between Volvo CE and CPAC Systems who worked together to develop the revolutionary Volvo CE platform. "We are extremely proud that this collaboration is recognized within the automotive community," said Richard Berkling, President of CPAC Systems. "The award just reemphazises what we at CPAC Systems are passionate about: turning differentiating technology into industrialized solutions where true integration optimizes cost as well as productivity for our customers."

 

 

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) created quite a stir when it unveiled its innovative and revolutionary Volvo Co-Pilot services as part of its new intelligent machine solutions at bauma 2016.

The Volvo Co-Pilot is designed for use on machines as diverse as excavators to pavers. It uses a tablet computer to deliver a new generation of intelligent machine services, such as Load Assist, Dig Assist, Compact Assist and Pave Assist. Volvo Co-Pilot and the assist-functionalities help operators to produce higher quality outcomes, in less time and with less effort. 

 

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Volvo CE's June 2016 press release on 'Volvo Co-Pilot wins prestigious human-machine interface (HMI) award'.

CPAC Systems April 2016 press release on 'The Volvo Co-Pilot platform'

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Still hot on the heels of Bauma where Volvo CE launched the Volvo Co-Pilot platform

 

 Last week at Bauma, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) created quite a stir when it unveiled its innovative and revolutionary Volvo Co-Pilot services as part of its new intelligent machine solutions.

There were people lining up to try the new machines with the Volvo Co-Pilot and Assist services. We took competitors by surprise, and customers by storm. Amongst the feedback was that we totally understood our customers’ business and application needs. So what was the hype about?

Volvo Co-Pilot

The Volvo Co-Pilot platform, and the advanced ‘Assist’ machine services - Dig Assist, Load Assist, Compact Assist and the soon-to-be available Pave Assist - are the machine operator's best friends. They enable the operator to quickly and independently manage all operations at the construction site with ease, accuracy and full control. 

The Volvo Co-Pilot is designed to take the complexity out of the daily operator work; it is intuitive enough to operate with minimal training, and on-screen support is always available at the touch of a button thus, optimizing ease of operation and uptime. The operator can also customize functions and targets in seconds to easily monitor the progress of his/her work with greater independence and confidence.

New software functionality is remotely delivered thanks to over-the-air software updates which are always under the customer’s full control. Volvo Co-Pilot also has its own cloud storage where production data and reports are stored for remote access.

CPAC Systems is proud to have been chosen as Volvo CE's partner in developing what is the world’s first fully integrated and connected machine control platform utilizing onboard machine information combined with high precision sensors like RTK GNSS, IMU and different camera solutions. The Volvo Co-Pilot platform will change the way intelligent machine features are delivered and sets a new standard for high-end customer application in the area of productivity, efficiency, uptime and safety applications.

Koen Sips, Vice President Customer Solutions, Volvo Construction Equipment says, “The launch of the new Volvo Co-Pilot opens the door to the future for our customers because the intelligent ‘Assist’ machine features will allow them to work more efficiently and safer than ever before. The Volvo Co-Pilot offers a fully integrated and open platform that is truly unique in our industry, developed by our own industry experts in Volvo CE and CPAC Systems. We are excited about the positive market reaction and are looking forward to the success of our intelligent machine features around the world.”

Richard Berkling, President of CPAC Systems adds, 'Last week at Bauma 2016, Volvo CE launched our joint efforts to bring new value-creation to the construction segment. Volvo CE has made a bold and ambitious effort with Volvo Co-Pilot and all the ‘Assist’ features. Still, this is just the beginning. We aim to increase productivity for Volvo CE and the industry as we bring down the cost for machine control solutions compared to the current after-market products. With true integration, we can optimize the solutions on cost as well as performance, making machine control available not only for the high-end market.'

Volvo CE's press release on their intelligent machine solutions

Watch how Co-Pilot and the Assist services work with the individual machines on CPAC’s YouTube channel

 *Image and videos courtesy of Volvo CE

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Hemisphere GNSS Announces Strategic Partnership Expansion with CPAC Systems

 

SCOTTSDALE, AZ, USA – April 13, 2016 – Hemisphere GNSS is pleased to announce a significant expansion of their strategic partnership with CPAC Systems, Gothenburg, Sweden (CPAC), owned by the Volvo Group. After signing a large contract, Hemisphere will now be the sole source of GNSS positioning and heading systems to CPAC Systems.

Hemisphere’s technology is being used in the recently announced Co-Pilot series for Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) as part of Volvo CE’s industry-changing machine control solutions.

“We were extremely pleased to be chosen by CPAC for use of our GNSS technology,” said Chuck Joseph, Hemisphere GNSS President and CEO. “We are proud of the relationship we have developed with CPAC over the years. It is one of the most innovative companies in the industry and this latest, deeply integrated solution proves how well we collaborate to create value together. It is the very nature of this agreement that defines Hemisphere GNSS as a company, willing to work with and for our strategic partners. We see it as our responsibility to make certain we align ourselves and our business strategy with our OEM and integrator partners like CPAC.”

  

Initially offering its GNSS positioning and heading technology to CPAC to be used in marine applications, Hemisphere’s diverse cross-platform technology portfolio allows it to be applied in other areas where high precision, high-accuracy GNSS is required.


“Over the years, Hemisphere GNSS has provided our company with top tier innovation, technology, and service,” said Richard Berkling, President of CPAC Systems. “Hemisphere GNSS’ long term strategy and awareness of their value-added contribution to our customer’s solutions are in perfect alignment with ours which is why we chose them as a partner for the GNSS technology. We look forward to executing this next major phase of our partnership with them.”

For more information on Volvo CE’s recently announced Co-Pilot series, please click here.

Hemisphere's original press release.

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Intelligent machine solutions drive revamped services portfolio at bauma 2016

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Volvo Co-Pilot

Volvo Construction Equipment is launching a new approach to its comprehensive customer services and solutions portfolio, along with launches of an innovative control display and a range of advanced machine management services.

 

 

At bauma 2016 Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is launching a new approach to how it offers services and solutions to customers. The new method gives greater clarity on both the range of services and solutions offered, and the value they deliver for customers’ operations and businesses. Volvo CE will also use the show for the international unveiling of its revolutionary Volvo Co-Pilot onboard services display, and advanced ‘Assist’ machine services – Dig Assist (pictured), Load Assist, Compact Assist and the soon-to-be available Pave Assist.

 

Volvo Co-Pilot – your partner in the cab

Bauma will also be the international launch of the company’s exciting new on-board display – the in-house developed Volvo Co-Pilot. Designed for use on machines as diverse as excavators to pavers, Volvo Co-Pilot uses a tablet computer to deliver a new generation of intelligent machine services, such as Load Assist, Dig Assist, Compact Assist and Pave Assist (see below for more details). 
Ruggedized for use in a construction environment, Volvo Co-Pilot and the Assist-functionalities are introduced to the market as part of Efficiency Services, with the ultimate aim of producing higher quality outcomes, in less time and with less effort. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The perfect Assist-ants

Dig Assist, Load Assist, Compact Assist and the soon to be launched Pave Assist are the first of a new generation of intelligent machine offerings that increase machine efficiency and uptime. 

Available as either 2D or In Field Design, Dig Assist allows excavators operators to complete digging tasks to a greater accuracy in less time. Safety is also improved, as there is no need to repeatedly get out of the cab and physically check grades or levels.

 

Load Assist is designed for Volvo wheel loaders L110-L250 and delivers real time accurate load information to the operator. Preventing under-or-overloading (and additional machine wear and even potential fines), the system allows wheel loaders to work to their maximum efficiencies. Fully automatic, the system logs all load information and the data is then displayed on the operator’s in-cab Volvo Co-Pilot display. The information can also be accessed remotely, thanks to Volvo’s advanced CareTrack telematics system. This allows complete payload management – giving access to data such as total transported load in tonnes; tonnes transported per litre of fuel and number of cycles.

 

Compact Assist offers two module options at launch – Intelligent Compaction and Intelligent Compaction with Density Direct. Intelligent Compaction records and displays a pass counter and thermal mapping, while Density Direct cleverly calculates 100% of the surface density.



Pave Assist is a family of paver-related modules and applications that will automate many of the paving parameters that today have to be recorded manually in order to meet stringent road authority reporting requirements. Providing a powerful set of tools to improve productivity, quality and site safety, Pave Assist combines Thermal Mapping, Weather View, Material Manager and (as a complementary option) Volvo Smartview modules.

 

This is an excerpt of the original press release. Read the full one here.

Watch the video series here.

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CPAC’s new WCCM - an open interface between electric vehicles and charging infrastructures

 

CPAC Systems latest product, the Wireless Charging Control Module (WCCM), a control and communication node designed and developed in-house, ensures a standardized open interface between the electric vehicle and the charging infrastructure. 

 

This is in relation to the news that a group of European electric bus manufacturers have agreed on an open interface for charging.

European bus manufacturers Irizar, Solaris, VDL and Volvo have agreed to ensure the interoperability of electric buses with charging infrastructure provided by ABB, Heliox and Siemens. The objective is to ensure a standardized, open interface between electric buses and charging infrastructure to facilitate the introduction of electric bus systems in European cities. 

Electrification of public bus transport is the most important development within cities today as a measure against congestion, noise and air pollution. Many of these cities are already implementing plans for electric bus systems well ahead of the European standards expected to come in place 2019 and international standards in 2020.

 

The commitment to have an open charging interface is a definite step towards a common European standard for electric bus systems. This is fore-mostly facilitated by sharing experiences and by having an open, transparent and voluntary approach to common, preferred interfaces for electric buses with so called opportunity charging (fast charging at the end stops using pantographs) and for overnight connector based charging. Having this approach opens up the market to different players working together towards the realization of sustainable public transport in cities around the world.

CPAC Systems, realizing early on the market need for an open standardized solution, is ready to offer its latest product, the Wireless Charging Control Module (WCCM) to customers involved in developing electric transport solutions.  The WCCM is a control and communication node, designed and developed in-house, and it ensures a standardized open interface between the electric vehicle and the charging infrastructure.  

The product will enable and fast-track customers interested in rolling out electro-mobility solutions.

 

For more information on CPAC’s Wireless Charging Control Module, please contact Johan Angenete at johan.angenete@cpacsystems.se

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Volvo Penta’s easy boating concept is hailed by lovers of ‘smart’ technology.

 

Smart Technology

 

Volvo Penta’s enhanced Glass Cockpit system welcomes a new generation of marine-lovers for whom ‘smart’ technology is a way of life.

First there were smart-phones and smart-cars, and Volvo Penta added ‘smart-boats’ to the list of technological advances which are revolutionizing the way we live our lives.

The new generation of Glass Cockpit further develops the all-in-one system that enables marine-lovers to monitor and control every aspect of boating, from the propulsion system to navigation monitoring, and the cabin environment.

Performance, safety and comfort are integrated in a seamless, ergonomically designed interface – to make boating even easier. 

As with the initial award-winning system that launched the concept of connecting a touch-screen pinch-to-zoom display to the Electronic Vessel Control (EVC) platform, the new Glass Cockpit is a unique system for marine application.

 

What you want, how you want it 

Volvo Penta’s collaboration with navigation technology experts, Garmin, sees the latest Glass Cockpit system offering a greater range of displays – between 7 and 24-inches on Garmin’s 7600 and 8600 series of multi-function displays (MFD) – and provides new features, including fully customizable layouts. It means that drivers can pre-program which specific data they want to be displayed on a layout for any given operation, offering a tailor-made application that is relevant to particular situations. And, by linking customized layouts to the control and joystick, the driver can, for example, press an assigned button on the joystick that will activate the docking camera view on the display.

 

Read the full article here.

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Volvo Penta delivers its latest innovative Glass Cockpit system for a fully customizable boating experience.

 

Glass Cockpit System

 

Volvo Penta has taken boating to a new level of intelligent design with its upgraded Glass Cockpit system.

The new generation of Glass Cockpit,  which is now available for all sized boats, expands Volvo Penta's collaboration with Garmin for an advanced monitoring and control system that makes boating easier. 

Glass Cockpit seamlessly encompasses the latest navigational technology from Garmin and Volvo Penta’s Electronic Vessel Control system (EVC) to provide a state-of-the-art platform for the driver.

 

Award-winning system

Glass Cockpit received an innovation award at the International Boat-Builders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) shortly after its initial launch in 2013, and a DAME Design Award at the Marine Equipment Trade Show later that year. The following year Volvo Penta was awarded the Asian Marine and Boating award for most innovative company, particularly for the Glass Cockpit concept, highlighting its advanced technology and design. The Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit System will be available to purchase exclusively through the Volvo Penta distribution network later this year. Compatible radar, sonar and marine network accessories can be purchased from Garmin retailers.

 

Read the full article here.

 

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