Friday, July 15, 2016

Unique dust monitors for any application.


The latest TSI SidePak™ Personal Aerosol Monitors have been added to the Ashtead Technology range of particulate matter (PM) monitors.

“We were so impressed with the unique features of these instruments, that we immediately added them to both our rental and sales portfolios,” says Ashtead’s Regional Sales Manager Josh Thomas. “Many occupational exposure applications are potentially explosive and require intrinsically safe (IS) instruments, so we foresee a strong demand for the SidePak AM520i, especially because it also takes measurements for a number of key PM fractions, including Diesel Particulate Matter (DPM).”

DPM has long been a concern in underground and confined space applications where diesel engines represent an air quality threat to staff. However, the effects of traffic pollution are now better understood and in Britain for example, over 29,000 premature deaths per year have been attributed to airborne PM; much of which is derived from diesel engines.

“The increased number of PM fractions that the AM520i is able to measure, coupled with its portability, logging capability and IS certification makes this an extremely flexible instrument – ideal for an enormous variety of applications including planning and development projects, foundries, construction, chemical plants, refineries, petrochemical, power and utilities, aerospace, maritime, mining and studies on exposure to vehicle pollution,” Josh adds.

The AM520 is a small, portable, battery-powered, data-logging, light-scattering laser photometer that provides real-time aerosol mass concentration readings of dusts, fumes, mists, smoke and fog within the breathing zones of workers. Newly designed inlet conditioners increase the mass concentration capability and provide size fraction cut points for PM10, PM4 (Respirable), PM5 (China Respirable), PM2.5, PM1 and 0.8μm Diesel Particulate Matter (DPM).

Explaining the advantages of real-time monitoring, Josh says: “Immediate readings improve safety and avoid the delays, hassle, consumables and costs involved with the collection of samples for laboratory gravimetric analysis.”

Weighing just 620g, with audio and visual alarms, the AM520 can be worn on a user’s belt with an inlet tube sampling close to the breathing zone. Impressively, it is able to operate on internal rechargeable batteries for up to 20 hours, which means that it can easily run for an entire shift. Warm up takes about one minute and a Zero Filter is provided for a daily calibration check.

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Unique dust monitors for any application. @ashteadtech #PAuto


The latest TSI SidePak™ Personal Aerosol Monitors have been added to the Ashtead Technology range of particulate matter (PM) monitors.

“We were so impressed with the unique features of these instruments, that we immediately added them to both our rental and sales portfolios,” says Ashtead’s Regional Sales Manager Josh Thomas. “Many occupational exposure applications are potentially explosive and require intrinsically safe (IS) instruments, so we foresee a strong demand for the SidePak AM520i, especially because it also takes measurements for a number of key PM fractions, including Diesel Particulate Matter (DPM).”

DPM has long been a concern in underground and confined space applications where diesel engines represent an air quality threat to staff. However, the effects of traffic pollution are now better understood and in Britain for example, over 29,000 premature deaths per year have been attributed to airborne PM; much of which is derived from diesel engines.

“The increased number of PM fractions that the AM520i is able to measure, coupled with its portability, logging capability and IS certification makes this an extremely flexible instrument – ideal for an enormous variety of applications including planning and development projects, foundries, construction, chemical plants, refineries, petrochemical, power and utilities, aerospace, maritime, mining and studies on exposure to vehicle pollution,” Josh adds.

The AM520 is a small, portable, battery-powered, data-logging, light-scattering laser photometer that provides real-time aerosol mass concentration readings of dusts, fumes, mists, smoke and fog within the breathing zones of workers. Newly designed inlet conditioners increase the mass concentration capability and provide size fraction cut points for PM10, PM4 (Respirable), PM5 (China Respirable), PM2.5, PM1 and 0.8μm Diesel Particulate Matter (DPM).

Explaining the advantages of real-time monitoring, Josh says: “Immediate readings improve safety and avoid the delays, hassle, consumables and costs involved with the collection of samples for laboratory gravimetric analysis.”

Weighing just 620g, with audio and visual alarms, the AM520 can be worn on a user’s belt with an inlet tube sampling close to the breathing zone. Impressively, it is able to operate on internal rechargeable batteries for up to 20 hours, which means that it can easily run for an entire shift. Warm up takes about one minute and a Zero Filter is provided for a daily calibration check.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Future-proof cabling for Industry 4.0 factory upgrades.

The latest developments in Harting's support and advocacy for the ‘Industry 4.0’ initiative have been announced. This rapidly growing movement is driving the trend towards the so-called ‘Smart Factory’ which is enabled by the connection of the real and virtual world with sensors and actuators interfacing to The Cloud via the Internet.

New equipment to support this integrated industry approach needs to be compact, robust, modular and quick and easy to use. It also needs to be installed in a distributed and decentralised manner, and connected to the three Industry 4.0 lifelines of Power, Signal and Data.

The latest additions to Harting’s range of robust connector solutions provide support to these Industry 4.0 lifelines. However they also go one-step further by providing an installer user-friendly termination design option for the key Data lifeline. This preLink® assembly concept is available in industry standard M12 and RJ45 connector styles.

In many cases, Smart Factory solutions need to be integrated into an existing factory automation control system and its associated cabling infrastructure. preLink® allows systems integrators/installers to achieve seamless data cabling integration to such an environment through its simple and repeatable, installer friendly assembly design principle. This requires no additional skills or training and allows greater installation flexibility, saving time to minimise installation cost.

The preLink® design concept is based around using a one-step double-jaw hand press-assembly tool, terminating individual wires within an IDC terminal block. The terminated module can then be simply loaded into either an RJ45 (male or female) or M12 male connector carrier and then parts click together to complete an assembly.

preLink® also permits future site cabling modification upgrades at minimal cost. The low cost plastic IDC terminal block modules can easily be removed from the reusable connector carriers and placed into new connectors. preLink® supports Fast, Gbit and 10Gbit Ethernet in both RJ45 and M12 style connectors.

For RJ45 connections, Harting also offers preLink® Extenders enabling simple cabling extensions, maximising installed flexibility. Where installations allow pre-defined cabling lengths, Harting can provide pre-terminated end-to-end preLink® terminal block patch leads. These can be very easily fed through trunking-runs in tight, difficult spaces before being quickly hand inserted into appropriate connector carrier-ends, alleviating time-consuming field assembly cabling.

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Clean air monitoring in Thailand.

When its existing photoionisation detectors (PIDs) proved ineffective in high humidity, indoor air quality monitoring specialist, Clean Air (Thailand) Company Ltd turned to Ion Science and its high performance Tiger instrument. The handheld detector is being used by the Bangkok-based business as part of its audit programme to measure potentially harmful total volatile organic compounds (TVOCs) in a wide range of buildings including offices, hospitals, hotels and residential properties.

Established since 2007, Clean Air Thailand designs and manufactures specialist Ozone and UVGI equipment to improve indoor air quality (IAQ). The company also offers an IAQ test service which helps building managers understand what is happening in their properties. The scientific information provided can then be used to introduce IAQ improvement programmes, often without the need for extra equipment.

Philip North, Director at Clean Air Thailand comments: “Even though a building’s IAQ might seem fine, it is essential that all the parameters which make up the air being breathed are regularly assessed. As part of our IAQaudit service, we measure TVOCs present within buildings but our previous monitoring instrument proved unreliable in Thailand’s humid conditions. We provide solutions to customers based on high levels of TVOCs being detected so needed a device we can completely trust when we show before and after readings.

“Following recommendation from another business, we chose the Ion Science Tiger VOC detector due to its revolutionary PID sensor technology offering excellent humidity resistance and anti-contamination design. As well as providing highly accurate readings, we were impressed with the system’s response time of just two seconds and opted for the data logging function for easy reporting.”

Providing market-leading accuracy and run time, the Tiger’s PID sensor capabilities utilise advanced patented Fence Electrode technology, a three-electrode format with increased resistance to humidity (up to 99% RH) and contamination. Combined with 24-hour battery life, these features maximise usage by minimising erroneous readings in high humidity and drift in harsh environments. The anti-contamination design also reduces calibration frequency.

Independently verified as the industry’s best performing PID for its speed of response, accuracy and linearity, the Tiger provided the most stable, repeatable readings when tested against competitor instruments in humid and contaminated environments.

The instrument’s well proven MiniPID is a simple plug and play sensor that has been specially developed by Ion Science to deliver a dynamic and reliable response to thousands of VOCs.
Designed for rapid detection, with an unrivalled response time of just two seconds, and the widest measurement range of one part per billion (ppb) to 20,000 parts per million (ppm)*, the robust Tiger is ready to use, straight out of the box, and extremely simple to set up. It offers worldwide Intrinsic Safety (IS) certification, making it suitable for use in potentially explosive, hazardous environments, and also meets ATEX, IECEx, UL and CSA standards.

Inexpensive disposable parts such as filters and lamps are easy to change, minimising downtime. Simple connectivity to a PC via the USB allows data to be downloaded quickly.

Philip adds: “The service from Ion Science’s UK operation has been very good. Most importantly, I would give the Tiger instrument top marks for reliability and accuracy. It has proved entirely fit for purpose and can easily cope with the Asia’s extreme humidity.”

• See also: Photoionisation detector (PID) achieves top accolade! (5/10/2015)


@ionscience #Pauto #Environment

Automation pioneer among 50 companies to watch.

Maverick Technologies has been recognized by The Silicon Review magazine as one of the 2016 50 Best Companies to Watch. The publication selected Maverick based on its revenue growth, creativity in innovation, customer reviews and domain influence. Maverick Technologies is ISA’s Premier Strategic Partner for Systems Integration.

Paul Galeski, CEO Maverick
The Silicon Review is an online and print platform where new and established enterprises can interact, research new trends and share solutions to today’s technology challenges. It encompasses nine communities: Software, IT Services, Cloud, Mobile, Big Data, Security, Telecommunications, Hot Start-ups and Best Companies to Work For. Each year, The Silicon Review selects 50 companies that stand out as leaders in these areas.

“The Silicon Review 50 Best Companies to Watch program identifies the most dynamic companies that have made significant contributions in the fields of business and technology, and is designed to showcase companies that provide the most leading and groundbreaking effective technologies,” said Manish Pandey, editor-in-chief of The Silicon Review.

MAVERICK supports its customers across all phases of the manufacturing lifecycle with a comprehensive solution portfolio that covers everything from field instrumentation to business systems. The company’s goal is to improve profitability for its customers through individual industrial automation, enterprise integration, strategic manufacturing solutions and the holistic integration of knowledge across the enterprise.

Extensive technical and manufacturing expertise, a platform-agnostic approach and a customer-centric culture are what set MAVERICK apart from its peers. The company says it will continue to identify and develop innovative solutions for its customers’ evolving needs.

“We constantly strive to be the best source of automation, enterprise integration and strategic manufacturing solutions for our world-class customers,” said Paul Galeski, CEO and founder of Maverick. “We are honored to be recognized by The Silicon Review for these efforts.”


 @MavTechGlobal #PAuto @siliconreview77

Saving process costs with software support.

Festo has published a new whitepaper entitled “Saving process costs with software support”. The three-part paper, which can be downloaded free from their site, offers practical tips for engineers on how they can take advantage of software tools and support to accelerate the design and development of their machine automation systems, thereby reducing costs.

Festo’s Handling Guide Online
one of many examples of time-saving software
As product life cycles have become increasingly compressed, pressure on engineers and organisations to continually drive efficiency and improve productivity has intensified. To remain competitive and deal with these challenges, companies must continuously optimise their processes, reducing time and cost in the design, development, operation and optimisation phases of their machine automation systems.

One effective way to do this is to take advantage of software tools and support available from system and component suppliers. In this whitepaper, Festo outlines the types of tools available to engineers throughout each stage of the research, design, specification, procurement and implementation phases. It also goes on to outline how to use these tools to reduce costs by accelerating both the development and optimisation cycles for machine automation systems.

“The number of software tools provided by system and component suppliers to support engineers continues to grow,” says Steve Sands, product manager at Festo. “This white paper outlines an eight-phase model of the value creation process for engineers building machine automation systems and provides advice and practical tips on selecting tools to save valuable time in each phase.”

@FestoAG #PAuto 

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

New industries page!

The Moore Industries website now contains a new Industries section. This website feature gathers the many years of accumulated content made available on the website and structures it under its relevant industry. The new section makes it fast and convenient for visitors to the site to access information specific to their industry. Industry links available include:

- Oil & Gas: Upstream/Extraction
- Oil & Gas: Downstream/Refining
- Chemical and Specialty Chemicals
- Power Generation and Transmission
- Semiconductor and Microelectronics
- Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology
- Pulp and Paper
- Mining and Metal Refining
- Water and Wastewater Treatment
- Food and Beverage

On these pages you will find resources such as Applications, Case Studies, Technical Papers, Articles, Problem Solvers, Videos and Product links specific to each industry. The information on these sections of the website is beneficial to end users, engineering firms, distributors and those pursuing upgrades and improvements to processes and plants.


@MII_Worldwide #Pauto

WirelessHART Gateway made to fit.

Introducing an explosion-protection WirelessHART gateway series, R. Stahl now provides even more versatile solutions for over-the-air communication in the process industry. The new product complements the existing line-up to give users a complete package of interface options for signal transmission via 4... 20 mA with line-based HART or FF H1 fieldbus.

Wireless communication is an easy way to lay the groundwork for sophisticated automation concepts that are deployed to upgrade an extensive base of existing field devices e.g. in the chemical, pharmaceutical, or oil and gas industry. Advanced Industrial Internet implementations all but depend on such solutions. A series 7145 gateway connects up to 100 wireless field devices via Ethernet with the DCS or asset management system. The gateway is easy to install and can be comfortably parameterised via web server.

A robust stainless steel enclosure provides mechanical resistance and protection according to IP65. ATEX and IECEx certified for use in zones 2 and 22, the devices withstand temperatures in a range between -20 °C and +60 °C. Thanks to the flexible housing concept, the gateway can be combined with other components and optionally equipped with an intrinsically safe antenna interface (Ex ia) as well an Ethernet interface with Ex op type of protection.

Drawing on a wealth of expertise and engineering experience, R. Stahl offers to assist plant designers and system integrators to devise their custom network. For instance, special solutions for use in zone 1 and 21 can also be supplied if needed. Other customised components such as splice boxes for fibre-optic cables, media converters or terminals for Ethernet copper cables can be integrated as well.

• Stahl products are marketed in Ireland through Douglas Controls & Automation.


#Stahl #PAuto #WirelessHart

Plant information management.

An update to Yokogawa's Exaquantum™ plant information management system (PIMS). Release R3.02 provides improved web and data analysis functions that will enhance plant operations.

About Exaquantum
Exaquantum is a plant information management system (PIMS) that is used in a wide variety of industries, including oil & gas, refining, petrochemicals, chemicals, iron and steel, non-ferrous metals, electric power, pulp and paper, foods, pharmaceuticals, and water treatment.

The large amount of data stored in a control system is an important asset that can be used by management to improve productivity, quality, and safety. Exaquantum acquires, processes, and stores control system data and provides it to applications in the manufacturing execution system (MES) domain for use in managing and analysing operations. Exaquantum provides an environment in which data can be analysed, not only from the viewpoint of plant operations and management, but also from a business perspective, facilitating the flow of information at field and management levels and making real-time management a reality.

Yokogawa will continue to utilize Exaquantum to create value with its customers and expand its solutions business.
Development Background
An ever increasing amount of plant data is being collected, stored, and analysed to understand what is happening within a plant so that appropriate operational improvements can be made, and this is resulting in a rising need for PIMSs with advanced capabilities. In response, Yokogawa has improved Exaquantum by adding new web and data analysis functions that will assist users in gaining the insights required to enhance their plant operations.

Enhancements
1. Improved web-based functionality
To improve visibility of significant plant events, users can add annotations to trend graphs that provide additional information, detailed analysis, and links to documents and web pages that can be accessed using Exaquantum/Web. These can be shared with others, including Exaquantum/Explorer users. To aid in the identification of relationships between data, Exaquantum/Web users can now make use of X-Y Plot controls to create trend graphs that can be used within Internet Explorer or Safari (tablet) browsers. These graphs can be utilized for such purposes as predicting compressor surges and analysing PID loops.

2. Windows 10
Exaquantum™ adds support for Windows 10, Microsoft’s latest operating system. 3. New data analysis functions New optional functions are available to evaluate and draw insights from the large amounts of process data, alarm and events, and other types of data collected and stored by Exaquantum PIMS. These include an ISA-18.2* and IEC 62682* compliant alarm management function, a safety management function, and a manufacturing information function.

* Standards that address the required and recommended work processes during the alarm management lifecycle stages, which are: alarm philosophy, identification, rationalization, detailed design, implementation, operation, maintenance, monitoring and assessment, management of change, and auditing

@YokogawaIA #PAuto 

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Test team expands in China!

Seica’s Chinese subsidiary, Seica Electronics (Suzhou), has doubled the size of their technical support team in the first half of 2016, and is looking to continue the trend in the near term.

The Seica support team provide 24/7 technical support to the installed base in China, and is able to supply test application programs and fixtures directly from our Chinese offices.

Seica began the current expansion program 2015, with the opening of an additional support center in Guangzhou. Another step will be completed when the Suzhou Tech center moves into new offices this month, effectively doubling the currently available space. These recent developments further consolidate Seica’s direct presence in China, and represent another milestone on the road started over 20 years ago.

#China! #Seica #PAuto 

Non-contact temperature sensor.

The new PyroNFC-K from Calex Electronics is a new miniature infrared temperature sensor that is quick and easy to install in place of a traditional thermocouple probe.

Industrial processes have used thermocouples for temperature measurement for more than 100 years, but non-contact sensors are now increasingly used in their place thanks to proven, modern infrared measurement technology. Traditional contact probes have several drawbacks such as a slow response time, as well as susceptibility to mechanical failure and vibration, which can all be overcome simply by switching to infrared pyrometers.

The fully-configurable PyroNFC-K has a simulated thermocouple output, making it easier than ever to start using IR temperature sensors in place of thermocouples. Its side-entry cable and length of just 29 mm make it easy to mount in confined spaces.

The pyrometer works by measuring the amount of infrared radiation that a surface emits, and converting that into a meaningful temperature reading within 0.125 seconds. The output works just like the old Type K thermocouple that it replaces, and is connected in the same way to the same instrumentation with no need to re-configure it. Then all the sensor needs to start measuring is a supply of 6 to 28 V DC.

Measurements are highly repeatable, within 0.5% or 0.5°C, helping to ensure consistent product quality in manufacturing processes.

Non-reflective non-metals are measured easily and accurately straight out of the box, and painted metals are also no problem. The sensor can be configured for emissivity setting, averaging, peak or valley hold processing, and reflected energy compensation, without even connecting the power, via the free Android app for NFC-enabled phones. If the sensor is powered, the temperature reading is shown continuously while the phone is held against it.

The included open drain alarm output (standard on all models) can be used simultaneously with the temperature output, and a version with a linear voltage output is also available.

@Calex_Infrared #PAuto 

Mobile access to critical asset health information.

Emerson’s new ATG View application allows quicker and easier access to critical asset health information by putting data from Emerson’s CSI 6500 ATG machinery protection and prediction monitoring system in the palm of users’ hands.

With a mobile device, users can scan a quick response code (QRC) located on the CSI 6500 ATG cabinet and immediately view the status and health of all cards and measurements from the associated rack on their mobile device. This enables quicker maintenance rounds and reduces unnecessary trips to the control room, helping maintenance teams be more productive and responsive to changes in equipment health.

“Having protection and prediction data from the same cards and measurements available on a mobile device is a real time saver,” said Bjoern Mueller, product manager sensors & systems, of Emerson’s Reliability Solutions business. “The new app was designed to make it easier for users to track equipment and process health to ensure they operate reliably and profitably.”

The app is built to be intuitive and easy for users to get started quickly. ATG View is available in both the Apple Store and Google Play.

@EmersonProcess #PAuto

RFID for warehousing & logistics.

Harting will be exhibiting its range of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) products at the IMHX show 13th-16th September in Birmingham (GB). Products on show will include the unique Ha-VIS LOCFIELD® antenna and the new Ha-VIS RF-R300 UHF RFID reader, both designed to meet some of the toughest industrial RFID applications.

The stand will feature live demonstrations to highlight how Harting’s products help overcome the challenges of speed, location and environmental conditions. Tags of various design and specification, combined with a range of antenna designs and readers of appropriate power can be used to create solutions for almost every RFID requirement.

The Ha-VIS RF-R300 UHF RFID reader is of extremely robust construction allowing it to be placed in exposed and harsh environments. Its innovative software gives it the flexibility to tackle a wide range of RFID applications. The robust M12 Harting connectors provide for both Power-over-Ethernet and eight GPIO (General Purpose Inputs and Outputs). There is also an optional external power supply to add further flexibility in configuration.

The Ha-VIS RF-R300 UHF RFID reader offers a maximum UHF output power of 0.5 watts on the two RP-TNC connectors, allowing it to easily fulfil all the tasks of a mid-range reader. Depending on the antenna and the coaxial antenna cable used, the reader is easily capable of reaching the maximum allowable UHF power of 2 watts ERP radiated at the antenna.

Harting’s unique Ha-VIS LOCFIELD® RFID antenna uses a coaxial travelling-wave concept to offer users a compact package with complete flexibility in the design of RF reading zones. This makes it ideal for situations where space is at a premium.

There is generally very little space available around conveyor belts, and classical RFID antennas are limited in their ability to map curved tracks which in turn restricts the capability track and trace production history at every point in the process.

The mechanically flexible Ha-VIS LOCFIELD® RFID antenna requires minimal space as it consists only of an industrial-grade coaxial line. The antenna can therefore be installed and laid in any shape according to the needs of the specific application. This includes the ability to lay it around the curves of conveyor belts.

Harting will also show its range of RFID tags, readers, connectors and switches that direct customers and systems integrators can use to build complete reader networks for RFID applications.

@Harting #PAuto

Monday, July 11, 2016

Pliers!

We mostly talk about sophisticated and less sophisticated electronic or pneumatic automation equipment on this site. However our technicians need physical tools too here we talk about a line of industrial-grade, precision ergonomic pliers. They are designed for a wide range of specific tasks such as wire bending, forming, holding, and opening split rings are available from Xuron Corp.

Xuron® Precision Pliers include 12 different head styles that are designed for specialized tasks such as wire bending, forming, holding, positioning, opening split rings, and reaching into confined spaces.  Some have serrated blades for added holding power and the Model 450 Tweezer Nose(tm) can even pick up a human hair, while the Model 496 opens a split ring and holds it.

Made of heat-treated high carbon steel with an eye-friendly glare elimina-ting black finish, Light-Touch return springs, and Xuro-Rubber cushioned hand grips, Xuron® Precision Pliers were developed for holding delicate parts including thin metals, wire leads, and precision parts.  Applications include electronics assembly, hobby and crafts, jewelry making, and beading.

@Xuron #PAuto

Intelligent CNC gear hobbing machine.

NUM and Taiwan’s Feng Chia University have jointly developed an intelligent CNC gear hobbing machine with an advanced electronic gearbox that completely eliminates the time overheads of changing mechanical gears on traditional machine tools.

Development of the machine began in 2014, under the initiative of Professor Ruihong Xu, who works for the Bachelor’s Program in Precision System Design at the College of Engineering in Feng Chia University. Professor Xu is responsible for a number of industry-university collaborative research and development projects at the university.

Following detailed discussions between NUM and Professor Xu about the potential machine control possibilities of its latest Flexium+ CNC system – which offers an advanced precision electronic gearbox – the company donated a series of CNC controllers to the university in 2014. With the assistance of other providers, the intelligent CNC gear hobbing machine, which utilises five-axis electronic gear synchronisation techniques, is now complete. It is currently being exhibited in the first floor laboratory of Feng Chia University’s College of Engineering.

The open architecture of NUM’s Flexium+ CNC makes it an ideal platform for research and development projects such as this. The human-machine interface (HMI), together with loop programs for gear machining, have been specially created by Professor Xu, who was previously in charge of HMI development at HOTA Industrial Mfg. Co., Ltd. He continues to foster tight collaboration between the university, HOTA, Hiwin Technologies Corp. and NUM.

The new intelligent gear hobbing machine is based on a significant upgrade to a traditional NC gear hobbing machine that featured a mechanism provided by Chang Feng Gear Machinery Co. Ltd. Developed under the Industry 4.0 planning and design concept, it offers powerful expansion capabilities through use of a CNC-PC communication framework. Facilities for monitoring parameters such as spindle speed, temperature and motor current have been added. Transmission of network data, calculation of cloud data, analysis and prediction can be performed via suitably equipped tool wear monitoring systems. This facilitates online compensation and product measurement, to provide optimal cutting parameters and precision.

Founded in 2008, NUM Taiwan Ltd. is a subsidiary of NUM, and is based in Taichung, where many machine factories are located. NUM Taiwan Ltd. is responsible for businesses throughout south-east Asia, Korea and Japan, including CNC project development, after-sales service, education, and training. The company offers a variety of special machining software for gear applications, including an electronic gearbox function (five-axis synchronisation transmission) and an automatic tooth alignment function, which are essential for CNC gear hobbing applications. NUM Taiwan also actively supports Professor Xu in the development of teaching aids for PLC programming, parameter acquisition and machine commissioning.

According to Professor Xu, “NUM has complete applications related to CNC and gear machines, backed by abundant engineering knowledge and resources. During this development, NUM was willing to help us solve problems, and to provide relevant training to help us integrate our human-machine interface with the Flexium+ controller. The company also spent considerable time on on-site commissioning, in order to let students become fully conversant with the system. NUM’s CNC systems provide exceptional expandability. We can easily access the information relevant to the machine and share the information via the network. Furthermore, the electronic gearbox system included in the Flexium+ CNC system is superior to the traditional tooth matching gearboxes. It can achieve high precision and output without spending time on changing gears, and without the back clearance problems that occur in gears with traditional tooth matching.”

@NUM_CNC #Pauto @Wordsun_Ltd