Friday, 26 February 2021

Programmable DC PSU.

The ADG-P Programmable DC Power Supply range has been added to Intepro Systems' power supply offerings. 

ADG-P Programmable DC PSU
The ADG-P provides high power density and output power, up to 100kW, in units that can be used as a standalone system or can be extended by parallel connections. Offering a wide voltage and current range, the ADG-P is a perfect solution for Renewable Energy, Smart Grid, and Electric Vehicle (EV) applications.

“The ADG-P series offers up to 100kW in a single unit, reducing the risk of interference from parallel connection signals as seen on other units requiring multi-unit parallel connections.” According to Joe Engler, one of Intepro’s Lead Engineers.

The ADG-P series has industry leading performance on ripple, response time, and voltage regulation. Intuitive local control via a 5” easy to use touchscreen and free user-friendly remote-control software simplifies systems integration. Operates in constant voltage, constant current and constant power modes with remote sensing for output line voltage drop compensation. Fully protected against over and under voltage, over current, overpower protection and over temperature protection.

The ADG-L series of programmable DC power supplies offers high power density, low noise, and tight regulation. The combination of DSP and PWM technologies has enabled significant advances in stability and measurements. The ADG-L series includes fourteen models with 4kW, 8kW and 12kW maximum output powers and Auto Range models are available to provide a higher output current at lower output voltage.

@InteproSystems @proactivefleet #PAuto 

Thursday, 25 February 2021

Data analysis, visualization and report generation.

There is little doubt that the automotive industry leads the world in innovation. Crash tests, road tests, NVH analyses and engine test benches are all applications that create large amounts of data. The Kistler jBEAM software is designed specifically to provide an efficient and easy to use system for the analysis, visualization and report generation of large amounts of data. The jBEAM stand-alone, platform independent, multilingual system delivers better and faster analysis of the data and easy to interpret presentation using extensive visualization tools.

The Kistler JBEAM solution presents a highly flexible system that can be configured to precisely meet the demands of diverse applications. Intelligent data analysis recognizes patterns and identifies relationships with data evaluation tailored to specific measurement needs. System flexibility allows the creation of individual user interfaces and reports with scaling to maintain computing capacities in line with demand and requirements. Networking delivers globally managed measurement data whilst the special MDFS file system guarantees data integrity.

Kistler is well known for manufacturing precision sensors but delivering measurement data with the highest accuracy is only part of the story; data analysis of the same quality is essential to make the data useful. Whatever the reason for data collection, jBEAM interactively analyses the data quickly and efficiently and saves time by automatically creating reports in a wide range of standard file formats.
A complete system from day one but over time, as new features are implemented in response to user feedback and application requirements, jBEAM will evolve to meet the developing needs of the automobile industry.

#Kistler #Automotive #TandM

Oceanographic monitoring group appointments.

Two exceptional new members to the Teledyne Webb Research Glider team. Shea Quinn who is joining the team as the new Product Line Manager. Cordielyn Goodrich is a Customer Support Applications Engineer and member of the Glider Support Team.

Shea Quinn (top) and
Cordielyn Goodrich
When questioned about the potential impact of the new team members, Arnar Steingrimsson, Senior Director of Business Development – Vehicles, Teledyne Marine said, “We are excited to have Shea and Cordielyn join the Slocum glider team at Teledyne Webb Research. Both have a strong background in unmanned vehicles combined with existing connections to the Slocum user community and a customer centric approach that will both improve the overall Slocum customer experience and ensure that the Slocum glider maintains its position at the forefront of glider technology for years to come.”

In his new role, Shea is responsible for driving the product line development for the gliders and bringing voice of customer to the engineering and development process within the company. Shea will support the outside sales teams, agents, and customer base to assure that the products that are delivered meet customer expectations and specifications. Shea comes to Teledyne Webb Research from Lockheed Martin where he held several positions within the engineering group including most recently, Engineering Project Manager. Shea’s work experience at Lockheed includes a variety of unmanned and remotely operated vehicle projects. Shea earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering at Villanova University and a Masters of Engineering in Systems Engineering and Project Management from Cornell University.

In Cordie’s new role, she is providing customer support and training for users, creating and updating user documentation, piloting TWR gliders, and assisting in final test of new vehicles and beta testing of new Slocum hardware and software. Cordie joins us from the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) where she was a Glider Research Specialist managing the Mid-Atlantic Glider Initiative and Collaboration (MAGIC) Lab. Cordie received her Bachelor of Mathematics from Washington College and a Master’s degree in Marine Studies from the University of Delaware, College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment.

• See also Oceanographic pioneer honoured (19/1/2021)

@TeledyneMarine @mrossiTDY #Oceanographic #Research

Monitoring airbourne particles an NO.

The Praxis/OPCube from South Coast Science, just launched clearly meets market demand as the first production batch has already sold. It has proven popular with customers looking for monitoring of ONLY airborne particles (PM1, PM2.5 & PM10) and NO, where raw as well as corrected sensor data is available to customers for validation purposes.

Britain's upcoming Environment Bill is set to adopt the World Health Organisation target for PM2.5 as a legal limit in the country and the Praxis/OPCube is an ideal, low-cost monitoring instrument to aid with compliance. It is well suited for air quality screening applications during episodes of temporary construction, on fence lines or longer-term deployment in urban environments.

As with its big brother, thePraxis/Urbann, high-quality Alphasense sensors provide proven sensing technology. It can also be deployed in a high-density monitoring network using the same data infrastructure and sampling rates as the Praxis/Urban so that in terms of accuracy and reliability, the two devices operate in the same league.

The Praxis/OPCube has a single gas sensor combined with a particulate monitor, which is sufficient for most environmental health contexts. The obvious benefit for the construction industry or other urban monitoring applications is that customers do not pay for redundant functionality or infrastructure.

As with the Praxis/Urban, the units are designed to update remotely, meaning the device firmware stays current throughout its lifetime and therefore ongoing maintenance costs are minimal.

Housings ready for assembly

Product specification:
• Robust - designed for long-term outdoor deployments
• Compact: 154x154x130mm, 2kg
• Local MicroSD card data storage and 4G mobile comms as standard
• Equipped with sensor for gas (selectable) + particulates + T + H
• Battery back-up in the event of power loss
• Same open-source design and data dashboard as Praxis/Urban

#SouthCoastScience #Environment, 

Air Velocity Sensor.

The EE680 air velocity sensor by E+E Elektronik is used to monitor the laminar flow in cleanrooms or on safety workbenches. The sensor precisely measures the air velocity up to 2 m/s (400 ft/min) and simultaneously also the temperature. It meets the requirements of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and is therefore ideally suited for the pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and microelectronics industries.

The flow sensing element used in the EE680 is based on the hot film anemometer principle and enables simultaneous measurement of air velocity and temperature. It provides accurate values from as low as 0.1 m/s (20 ft/min) and offers excellent long term stability and low angular dependence. The special E+E sensor coating makes the thin film sensing element highly resistant to H2O2 sterilisation and other aggressive cleaning agents.

Factory multi-point adjustment of the air velocity ensures high measurement accuracy over the entire working range. An adjustment point at 0.45 m/s (88.6 ft/min) takes into account the air flow range defined in the EU GMP directive for the manufacture of sterile medical devices. The measurement accuracy of the sensor is confirmed by an inspection certificate in accordance with DIN EN 10204-3.1.

With its smooth stainless steel enclosure and a sensor design optimised for laminar flow monitoring, the EE680 meets the requirements of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) in the cleanroom. The straight or angled design of the sensor with different probe lengths allows for wall or ceiling mounting at the ideal distance from the filter element, according to EN ISO 14644-3. The practical mounting flange and M12 stainless steel connector facilitate the installation and replacement of the EE680.

An LED ring integrated into the enclosure indicates the laminar flow conditions and the sensor status. Any deviation from the target state or operating fault can therefore be quickly detected. The preset threshold values and further indication options can be configured individually.

The measured values for air velocity and temperature are optionally available at the analogue voltage or current output, or at the RS485 interface via the Modbus RTU protocol. The type of measured value output can also be retroactively configured. Configuring and adjusting the EE680 is a particularly user-friendly experience with the help of an optional adapter and the free configuration software.

• E+E Elektronik products are marketed in Ireland through Instrument Technology.

#EPulse #PAuto #Pharma

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Flexible training ensures efficient operation and maintenance of critical systems.

 A new global training programme aimed at supporting those responsible for operating and maintaining industrial data communications networks has been launched by Westermo. 

Offering flexible online and in-person training, the Westermo Academy will provide certified courses to network engineers wherever they are located around the world, ensuring they have the expertise needed to maximise the performance and reliability of industrial networks.

Having the right knowledge and skills are key to the successful implementation, operation and maintenance of industrial data communications networks. However, not all companies have the necessary expertise available in-house. Industrial networking is constantly evolving to create more complex, resilient and secure networks, and with data networks often the backbone of mission-critical systems, it is essential for engineers to gain regular training updates.

“Westermo has provided certified training courses since 2014, with hundreds of engineers attending a course on-site or at one of our training facilities,” explained Fredrik Oskarsson, product manager services at Westermo. “The launch of the Westermo Academy is a significant enhancement of our existing training services, ensuring that our certified courses are available around the world, but also increasing the flexibility and availability of training.”

The Westermo Academy includes a flexible online learning platform that allows courses to be selected and attended according to the learner’s needs, location and own timetable. All existing courses have been refreshed, to ensure they include the most relevant and up-to-date information and are provided in the most logical and easy to grasp format. Training can be delivered online or on-site/offsite, initially in English, but in local languages in the near future. Many of the courses give attendees hands-on experience to help improve familiarity with, and the efficient operation of, Westermo devices.

The training courses are delivered by industrial data communications experts, who also have industry experience aligned with specific applications. Currently, there are four courses available, with  an ‘introduction to IP’ and an ‘introduction to WeOS’ providing a gateway to the certified engineer courses focused on switching and routing. Additional courses will be made available that have introduction, fundamental, intermediate, advanced and expert levels of content.

“With data networks now an essential part of most operations, it is critical to have the available expertise to maintain these networks and be able to respond immediately should there be an issue,” said Ant Lane, Westermo Academy instructor. “With the Westermo Academy, what we offer is real world experience and knowledge that can help on-site engineers find a quick and practical solution.”

@westermo @WestermoUK @HHC_Lewis #Pauto #Communications

Thermal imagers for easier proactive maintenance.

Two new rugged, reliable and accurate thermal imagers, the TiS55+ and TiS75+ have been launched by Fluke. These are ideal solutions for carrying out preventative maintenance. 

Designed for one-handed use, the infrared inspection tools easily capture professional, high quality images of hot spots on machines and factory equipment, ensuring potential problems are caught before they lead to failures. Both the TiS55+ and TiS75+ provide a sharp, clear view of potential issues, and can be used by customers with no infrared imaging experience.

Jai Gandhi, Sales Program Manager at Fluke says: “The new TiS55+ and TiS75+ thermal imagers give maintenance teams the chance to move away from cumbersome clipboards and notebooks by adopting a wireless, one-step transfer of measurements. Quick and easy to use, the thermal imagers give customers the confidence to make maintenance decisions based on robust and traceable data, ensuring factory equipment can achieve maximum uptime.” 

Able to store around 500 images, the TiS55+ and TiS75+ come with built-in personal assistants that organise captured images and offer increased functionality by enabling users to add their own information. 

Key features include:
• Voice annotation – Users can record instant notes with up to 60 seconds of voice recording for each thermal image.
• IR-Photo Notes – Users can add visible light photos to the thermal image file and use those as a reference when analysing results.
• Asset Tagging – Users can scan a QR code on an asset to automatically organise and file thermal images. This eliminates data-entry errors by saving measurements directly from the camera and associating them with the asset record.

Offering extreme durability, the TiS55+ and TiS75+ thermal imagers are water and dust resistant (IP54) and have been engineered to withstand a two-meter drop. Both devices are powered by a lithium-ion rechargeable battery, offering up to three and a half hours of continuous use. Users can also set their own colour alarms, setting a maximum or minimum temperature threshold to highlight a particular hot spot or area of interest.

The TiS55+ and TiS75+ include wireless connectivity, allowing users to easily connect with PCs and portable devices such as iPhones and iPads. To aid collaborations with other maintenance staff, measurement data can also be shared using ShareLive video calls and emails. Users can save time and improve the reliability of their maintenance data by wirelessly syncing measurements using the optional Fluke Connect system.

The equipment maintenance software allows assigning images to assets automatically (via asset ID from camera) or manually and allows creation of work orders and easy comparison between different measurement types, such as mechanical, electrical or infrared images. The Fluke TiS75+ offers even greater functionality. The wide field of view enable users to capture the full scene, even in tight spots. It can also record up to five minutes of radiometric video to get a picture of temperature variations over time.

In addition to alerting about hot spots, the TiS75+ thermal camera detects areas at risk of moisture damage using a new dew point calculation feature. Once dew point is calculated, the camera will display the Dew Point Colour Alarm. Everything the camera displays that is at the dew point temperature and below will display as a thermal image. Everything above will display as a visual light image. This allows users to easily identify where condensation is occurring, and a scale of how far objects are below the dew point.

@FlukeCorp @FlukeCal @NapierPR #TandM #Pauto