Friday, November 23, 2018

The games continue...

Advantech has announced the expansion of its Advantech-Innocore facility in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne (GB). The gaming division, Advantech-Innocore, who are a leader in embedded computer products, design and manufacture some of the market’s most advanced PC products tailored specifically for their industry.


“This expansion is excellent news for both Advantech-Innocore and the local community. It’s a direct result of the hard work and commitment by all of the gaming team, along with the loyal support of our customers, enabling us to post a 6-year CAGR of more than 30%” said Edward Price, Managing Director, Global Gaming and EU Displays Division at Advantech. “Some of our flagship products were created right here in the UK – including the best-selling DPX range of embedded boards which are approved in all major gaming jurisdictions, and running hundreds of thousands of slot machines and lottery terminals worldwide. Expanding our current facility was a logical choice for us as it helped minimise disruption.”

For its part, parent company Advantech is accelerating the deployment of branch locations globally, to better leverage its 25 years of local industry experience.

@Adv_Innocore #Gaming #Britain

Digital manufacturing in the life sciences industry.

Zenith Technologies recently conducted an industry survey that suggests the digitalisation of manufacturing is a top priority.

The company conducted a survey of business and operational leaders across the life science sector on the trends and technologies that may revolutionise the industry over the coming years.

The research suggested an increasing appetite for Industry 4.0 – which focuses on using data and information to revolutionise GMP manufacturing.

Nearly 60% of those surveyed believe that Industry 4.0 will drive the most change in life science over the next 5 years, with 75% of those aiming to invest in people to take advantage of emerging technologies.

It also uncovered the main motivators for technology investment were cost and time saving, with more than 70 % of respondents citing these reasons.

Following on from these findings, Zenith published a whitepaper ‘Industry 4.0: Revolutionising life science manufacturing through connected systems and data’ written by global services director, David Staunton and MES project manager, Ryan McInerney.

The paper examines technological advances that are driving the next phase of pharmaceutical manufacturing, improving quality and reducing waste.

David Staunton said: “The life science industry has used data and information to drive improvements in GMP Manufacturing for decades and there is now an opportunity to take it to the next level.”
“The foundation of life science GMP manufacturing is to know your process and industry 4.0 allows us to stay true to who we are, while at the same time revolutionising GMP manufacturing.”


@ZT_Global  #PAuto @ramarketingpr

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Educational training schedule for 2019 announced.

The well-known seminars on CAN for newcomers and CANopen for beginners are now announced for 2019. During the year CIA is to offer for the first time dedicated CAN FD and CANopen FD seminars.

The CANopen FD seminars are free-of-charge for CiA members. The trainers explain in detail the CANopen FD protocol as specified in CiA 1301. Attendees get familiar with the embedded network design options provided by CANopen FD. Additionally, they learn that most of already available Classic CANopen knowledge is applicable in CANopen FD networking, as well.

CiA will continue to provide CAN- and CANopen-related seminars and webinars. The dates are already scheduled.

The new CAN FD seminar will address attendees with some basic knowledge in Classical CAN. Part of the content will also design recommendations for devices and networks as well as standardization aspects. The trainers also will provide an outlook to future developments.

As usual, CiA will also provide some very specific seminars. One CANopen subsea (CiA 443) and one CANopen safety seminar have been scheduled. Further seminars will be organized, if there is sufficient interest.

Besides the regular seminars, CiA offers the possibility of tailored seminars, so-called in-house seminars. The content of such events are highly customized. Customers may also invite their customers or business partners to get trained in CAN technology.

CiA has also scheduled webinars with different agendas. These 1,5-hours on-line events are intended for CAN users and decision makers. They will provide general information about latest trends and further developments in CAN-based networking. The CiA webinars are offered with starting times that allow interested people to attend from all over the world. These webinars thus are another good opportunity to get in direct contact with CiA engineers.

@CANopen #PAuto #Communications

High humidity measurement.

The EE1950 dew point measurement module from E+E Elektronik is dedicated for OEM applications with continuous high humidity and condensing conditions, such as climate and test chambers. Excellent temperature compensation ensures high accuracy over the entire working range from -70 °C to 180 °C (-94 °F to 356 °F). The device is also particularly resistant to pollutants and corrosive agents.

The EE1950 employs the innovative, heated E+E humidity and temperature sensing element HMC01, which shows best long-term stability even at continuous high relative humidity. Besides, the proprietary E+E coating protects the sensing element from dust, dirt and corrosion. This improves significantly the measurement performance in harsh environment.

Together with an additional, external temperature sensor, the EE1950 allows for precise calculation of the relative humidity. It is therefore a perfect solution for climatic chamber control.

Thanks to the Automatic Sensor Recovery (ARC) function, the sensor copes well with chemical contamination. By controlled heating, the chemicals gaze out from the sensing element, which improves the long-term stability and service life of the device. The ARC mode can be triggered either via a push button on the board or an electrical signal.

The dew point measured data is available on the analogue output, which can be set to current or voltage with a slide switch. The output scaling and adjustment can be easily performed via the service interface and the free EE-PCS configuration software.

The choice of two board sizes (55 x 46.5 mm / 2.17 x 1.83 ʺ or 90 x 70 mm / 3.54 x 2.36 ʺ) and the high-quality, flexible probe cable facilitate the design-in of the EE1950. The stainless steel probe is available in 65 mm (2.56 ʺ) and 200 mm (7.84 ʺ) length.

• E+E products are marketed in Ireland by Instrument Technology.


 #EPulse #PAuto @ITL_IE

Hybrid combustion analysis.

Servomex has co-operated with Danish gas analysis company FLO2R, which has created a unique measurement for combustion safety in high dust environments.

The innovative Hybrid 600 combines the benefits of in-situ and extractive gas analysis techniques into a unique gas analysis solution ideal for controlling potential dangerous conditions in applications such as cement production, power plants, waste incinerators and lime kilns.

Substituting a conventional extractive system with a laser-based hybrid bypass solution, Hybrid 600 uses Servomex’s SERVOTOUGH Laser 3 Plus Combustion analyzer as a key system component. Unlike extractive systems, which have response times of up to sixty seconds, require regular maintenance, and take up significant space, the Tunable Diode Laser (TDL) technology utilised by the Laser 3 Plus delivers a fast-response measurement, typically in less than five seconds, without the requirements of sampling system.

Operating in dust loads up to 200 g/m3, regardless of duct size, Hybrid 600 provides a system which eliminates many of the problems that face TDL analyzers in high dust environments. This includes an air knife to protect the optics from process gases, a protective optical barrier, and replacement of the dust-free process gas for analysis every three seconds.

Hybrid 600 is therefore able to all deliver the benefits of TDL analysis – speed, low maintenance, small footprint, lower project price, simple installation and operation – without losing the benefits of an extractive system.

Successful trials for the new system were conducted at Aalborg Portland Cement Plant in Denmark. A Hybrid 600 system was installed at the electro precipitator inlet, utilizing a SERVOTOUGH Laser 3 Plus Combustion analyzer as the control measurement for carbon monoxide (CO) levels. The unit operated at130°C, with a process-dependent dust load between 50 and 200 g/m3, with H2O at 30 Vol%.

The trials were highly successful, demonstrating the Hybrid 600’s capabilities in high dust load processes and verified the rapid response time. The efficiency of the air knife purging system in keeping the optics clean was also confirmed.


Karsten Brink Floor, MD FLO2R with 
Servomex's Stephen Firth
FLO2R Managing Director, Karsten Brink Floor said: “The fast response of the Laser 3 Plus makes it the ideal choice for our hybrid bypass solution.

“In addition to fast performance, the Laser 3 Plus is extremely compact, making it easy to fit into the overall system without significantly increasing the footprint. It also offers unique optics that minimize light loss in dusty conditions – essential to the successful performance of the Hybrid 600 system.”

Servomex Global Business Development Manager Stephen Firth said: “The trials at Aalborg proved the value of the Hybrid 600 system in high dust load environments. It also clearly demonstrated the performance benefits of using the Laser 3 Plus within that system.

“The Laser 3 Plus is designed for high particulate environments, and is easy to install and align. In addition, the analyzer is fitted with a line lock system to ensure it continues to measure the required gas accurately. This is crucial for safety system applications, such as detecting rapid CO build-up.

“Importantly, the Laser 3 Plus can also be optimized to measure both CO and methane, increasingly recognized as a key measurement for safety in combustion.”

Interface for rail interfaces.


The new Han® Gigabit Module from Harting is the first modular industrial connector designed to meet the rail industry’s growing need for high-speed communication based on the Cat.7A cabling standard on-board rail vehicles.

The digitisation of the railway sector accelerated as cable-based communication in rail vehicles grows in response to WiFi usage, new developments in passenger information systems, and the use of additional sensors and assemblies for electronic monitoring and control. The growing volume of data is becoming increasingly important for the various players in the railway sector.

In order to meet the growing demand for communication on board trains, rail vehicles need powerful networks and interfaces that fit the specific requirements of the rail market. As one key requirement is high transmission speed, railway operators have decided on Cat. 7A as a future standard, allowing transmission in the frequency range up to 1 GHz.

The Han® Gigabit Module is the first matching modular connector to meet this requirement, offering signal integrity that is significantly better than the previous Cat. 6A standard. Shielding against interference also improves, as Cat. 7A cables consist of four individually screened wire pairs which are surrounded by another screen braid.

The new Han® Gigabit module enables Cat. 7A transmission in the train carriage area and offers advantages for interference resistance and frequency range. The interface is shock and vibration resistant according to DIN EN 61373, Category II, which makes it suitable for extreme loads in the railway environment. The module is also future-proofed, allowing the installation of an Ethernet backbone for future facilities, upgrades and conversion of rail vehicles.

Harting also supports flexible data exchange on the train with unmanaged switches and patch cables. In a chain comprised sensors, antennas, RFID readers and Harting’s MICA® industrial computer platform – the latter serving as an Edge computer for filtering, aggregating and compressing the sensor data – ambient data can be recorded wirelessly in the periphery and digitally processed for control purposes. The MICA® platform translates the sensor data from the RFID reader and makes it available to other participants in the bus system in both filtered form and reduced to the required extent.

Harting's open hardware and software platform thereby promotes digitisation in various directions: here, the MICA® acts as an intermediary between the data protocols of manufacturers of independent systems.

@HARTING_Group #Transport 

Standards group names President and Operations VP.

Dr. Al Beydoun has been appointed as President and Executive Director of ODVA.  He currently serves as ODVA's Vice President of Technology and Standards, brings a wealth of experience in engineering management and electronic systems development to the organization.

Dr Al Beydon
Dr. Beydoun began his career at Ford Motor Company and Visteon Corporation working in the design and development of powertrain controls products, before moving to Lear Corporation. At Lear, he served most recently as Director of Software and Systems engineering, supporting global markets with various electronic modules. Dr. Beydoun holds an undergraduate and a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, a Ph.D. in Electrical and Systems Engineering from Wayne State University, and an MBA from the Broad College of Business at Michigan State University.

Adrienne Meyer
The Board also announces that Ms. Adrienne Meyer has been appointed as Vice President of Operations and Membership. Ms. Meyer’s professional experience has focused overall on business operations for not-for-profit organizations and associations. She has held positions of increasing responsibility at ODVA, most recently serving as its Director of Membership and Operations. Ms. Meyer holds an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

"It is an exciting and dynamic time in the industry, as new technologies for IIOT and Ethernet are emerging that will enable customers utilizing CIP-based EtherNet/IP to adopt the technology in new applications and at new levels,” said Mr. Fabrice Jadot, Senior Vice President for Innovation & Technology and CTO, Industry Business for Schneider Electric and Chairman of the Board of ODVA. “With this leadership team, ODVA reinforces its strong organizational structure, which will allow it to continue to deliver innovative industry solutions.”

“The collective experience and knowledge that Dr. Beydoun and Ms. Meyer bring to the leadership of ODVA will enable the organization to continue to serve the vendor community and membership as we work to solve industry’s challenges,” said Dr. Jürgen Weinhofer, Vice President of Common Architecture and Technology at Rockwell Automation and ODVA Treasurer.

Ms. Katherine Voss, ODVA’s past president, is continuing to support the organization as an advisor in this transition. "Voss’s remarkable leadership of the organization served as a foundation for the growth of ODVA technologies, in particular EtherNet/IP. The Board recognizes her stewardship of the organization with deep appreciation."

#ODVA #PAuto 

Better visibility to the cyber threats.

Arctic Security is helping companies reduce their cyber threats by utilizing a range of free and open source threat feeds*. The threat feeds collect and distribute up-to-date information about cyber threats.

Companies that use this data get a better visibility to the cyber threats around them and know which issues they need to fix in their network. This way they can remarkably increase the level of their cyber security. The problem is, however, that today only a few companies are doing this extensively and systematically, by using multiple independent sources for their threat intelligence.

"Cooperation with the open source threat feed providers is essential for our business as without proper threat feeds as an input it would not be possible for our customers to produce high-quality actionable threat intelligence as an outcome for their needs. We are happy that Arctic Hub and Arctic Node help companies leverage the threat feeds into a better visibility on cyber threats around them", says David Chartier, CEO at Arctic Security.

Arctic Security software products, Arctic Hub and the upcoming Arctic Node, help here by integrating those free and open source threat feeds that are most commonly used by national cyber security centers and CERTs. The products harmonize the threat data collected from multiple sources and process it to be immediately actionable for the companies. The enterprises get to know exactly which cyber threats they are facing and which issues, such as vulnerable services, they need to fix.

* Some of the open source threat feed providers Arctic Security is cooperating with are Abuse.ch, Bambenek Consulting, Brute Force Blocker by Daniel Gerzo, DDOS- Tracker by CISPA, Malware Domain List and Spamhaus CERT feed.


@ArcticSecurity #PAuto #Cybersecurity



Powerful Connectivity Tools Unlock Valuable Data from Orphaned and Legacy Equipment.

The DA10D and DA30D Protocol Conversion and Data Acquisition devices have both been launched by Red Lion Controls. Unlike other gateways or protocol converters that rely on complicated scripting or additional server hardware to connect to enterprise systems, the DA10D and DA30D offer powerful connectivity options in a simple-to-use configuration environment, enabling companies to quickly unlock valuable data in orphaned or legacy equipment and cost-effectively connect, monitor and manage their systems with ease.

For factory automation customers who need to collect critical data from multi-generational or multi-vendor deployed systems, the DA10D and DA30D Data Acquisition protocol converters are new devices that offer standard Ethernet and serial ports to gather and share data from disparate systems. This new offering leverages Crimson 3.1 software, providing native support to over 300 industrial drivers, out-of-box OPC UA server capabilities and simple point-and-click configuration of MQTT cloud connectors for some of the industry’s most popular IIoT platforms from Amazon, Microsoft and Inductive Automation.

From the plant floor to the front office, the DA10D and DA30D Protocol Converter and Data Acquisition platforms were designed to act as a key part of any plant’s industrial data collection, visualization and management system, allowing for operational decisions that have meaningful business impact. Providing real-time data from virtually any equipment, anywhere, additional options include a data, event and security logger with cryptographic signature support and SQL queries which can be executed periodically or on demand, ideal for both simplifying recipe and batch management while ensuring the highest quality standards. Further, the platform also offers an optional web server featuring mobile responsive design, a full-screen display ideal for tablet or mobile display, HTTPS operation with the provision of certificates, HTTP redirect, CSS and JavaScript support.

• Red Lion products are marketed in Ireland by Instrument Technology.


 @redlioncontrols  #Pauto  @Instrum_Tech

Smallest 3 phase Book Style EMC filter.

Schaffner has introduced the new FN 3287 and FN 3288 series designed for motor drives, power drive systems and many other power converter applications. These innovative filters are not only optimised to best serve the requirements of machine tool and machinery equipment but will find wider application areas. Small is not just beautiful, but also very powerful.

When developed with appropriately sized EMC filters during the start of the design-in phase, machines and installations can be optimised to meet the EMC standards from the outset.

These latest Schaffner filters are based on a new design structure, resulting in a significant footprint reduction and have their connection terminals integrated within the filter enclosure.

With the new FN 3287 and FN 3288 product series Schaffner can provide very compact and widely usable solutions from 10 to 160A providing standard or high-attenuation performance requirements in addition to low leakage current fulfilment.

The FN 3287 and FN 3288 series are available with 11 current ratings from 10 to 160A. Both series are available for 480 VAC and the FN 3288 series also for 690 VAC and IT network applications.

All models are CE, UL and ENEC approved and RoHS compliant.

@SchaffnerGroup #PAuto @proactivefleet 

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

DIN rail PSUs.

Foremost Electronics has introduced the IDEC PS5R Series of space saving DIN-Rail mounted switch mode power supplies offering 5V, 12V, and 24V outputs at up to 10A. The slim fitting enclosure sizes range from 22.5mm to 60mm with optional brackets for panel mounting. All models are CE marked, have UL and TUV safety approvals and are RoHS compliant.

Alan Vincent, Sales Director of Foremost, comments, “Introducing DIN-Rail power supplies is a logical move for us as we continue to become a one-stop-shop for complete enclosure solutions. We already supply enclosures, cable entry systems and cabinet accessories from major manufacturers and being able to provide power supplies continues to simplify and streamline our customers vendor base.”

Key features include 5 Year Warranty, spring up connection terminals, 6 mounting orientation options, operating temperature range from –25 up to +75°C (no freezing), EN 61204-3 EMC Class B and SEMI F47 Sag Immunity (208V AC Input).

 #4mostelectronics #PAuto @proactivefleet

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Automation Competency Model assessment.

A review team of automation experts recently convened at the International Society of Automation HQ in North Carolina (USA) to perform the third critical review of the Automation Competency Model (ACM) since its inception in 2008.

The Automation Federation (AF) was invited by the US Department of Labor (USDOL) in 2007 to be the first industry-related technical society to create a competency model using the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) pyramid framework for advanced manufacturing. To this day, ACM remains one of the most downloaded models from the USDOL Careers' site

Team Leader Huffman
In this third review, as in the original and two other previous reviews, USDOL representatives were on hand to assist in facilitation, scribe duties, and guidance on intent regarding certain definitions. Team leader Steve Huffman, AF Chairman of Government Relations and the driving force within AF behind the original creation of the model, remarked that this activity “was the best review of this important work yet thanks to the passion, attention to the details, respectful deliberation, and diversity of professional perspective in the way the team will view the application of the ACM finished product.”

Within this group are five professional engineers, three Certified Automation Professionals® (CAP®), two technology fellows, a doctoral degree holder, two senior educators, and four ISA Fellows. All team members expressed confidence that the improvements made to the ACM are consistent with the latest trends in the automation industry.

The primary task remaining is for all automation professionals to utilize this model to improve their own skills and to gain recognition by all for the inherent value of automation for production safety, efficiency, and capacity and, as opportunities arise, to help educational institutions realize the benefits of the model as a road map to effectively: prepare the next generation of engineers and technicians to embrace careers in automation; build a better path through the formal education process; establish improved job descriptions; better engage young learners early in their education; and connect with military veterans to map their existing skills into the profession.

Automation elevates the roles of all people involved in production, including design, operations, and maintenance by putting intelligence into action. The recognition of the benefits of the automation profession needs to start with parents, students, and teachers, and continue with professors, instructors and ultimately with plant and corporate managers, including those in Human Resources departments. The ACM is the perfect tool to support these activities.

The review team consisted of Steve Pflantz, P.E., AF Chair and Associate at CRB Engineers; Dean Ford, CAP®, P.E., Executive Vice President at Westin Technology Solutions; Steve Mustard, CAP®, P.E., AF Cybersecurity Chair and President of National Automation; Nick Sands, CAP®, P.E., Manufacturing Technology Fellow at DuPont and International Society of Automation (ISA) Fellow; Paul Gruhn, P.E., 2019 ISA President, Safety Systems SME at aeSolutions, and ISA Fellow; Greg McMillan, retired Senior Fellow in Process Control Improvement at Solutia, ISA Fellow, and 2010 ISA Life Achievement Award recipient; Scott Ralls, Ph.D., President of Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA); Phil Mintz, Executive Director of Industry Expansion Solutions IES, the NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) for North Carolina; Michael Marlowe, former Managing Director of AF; and Huffman, Vice President of Marketing at Mead O’Brien, Inc., and ISA Fellow.

 #PAuto @Career1Stop #AutoFed

Technical director at cable group.

Dede Bülbül is Technical Director at Hradil since September 2018, strengthening the development team around the CEO Alfred Hradil. He was previously a technical manager at Hradil Spezialkabel.

Dede Bülbül
In this position he is responsible for customer-specific cable development, production monitoring and quality assurance. Mr. Bülbül is excellently suited for this position due to his 20 years of experience in production engineering.

Hradil Spezialkabel supplies over 2,000 variants of standard and special cables for fields such as mechanical engineering and canalisation engineering. Alfred Hradil sees particular growth potential in the manufacture of special cables for use in explosive areas. For this purpose, Hradil Spezialkabel GmbH offers the offshore control and signalling cable HB44®C — the first such cable to effectively prevent zone entrainment of gases within the cable.

 #hradil_de #PAuto 

An excellent hat trick!

LtoR: Cord Speckmeier, Reiner Hußmann, Thomas Heimann, Andreas Weiß, Managing Director Dr. Volker Franke (Harting)and adjudicator Dr.-Ing. Rolf-A. Schmidt (Benteler Rothrist AG).
Harting Applied Technologies has won the “Excellence in Production” competition in the “Internal tool manufacturing under 50 employees” category for the third time. The company previously won in the same category in 2014 and 2016. Led by Managing Director Dr. Volker Franke and Rainer Hussmann, Head of tool manufacturing, the team went to Aachen (D) to receive the award.

Around 250 guests assembled for the award ceremony in the Coronation Hall in Aachen. The Fraunhof Institute for Production Technology (IPT) and the Toll Machine Lab (WZL) at RWTH Aachen chose the winning tool manufacturers from a field of 311 across four categories.

“This award was won by all the hard work put in by the people in our company who make leading-edge products. I am delighted that we have come out on top in this prestigious competition again,” said Dr. Volker Franke.

• Harting Applied Technologies is an acknowledged specialist in the field of tool manufacturing. Part of the Harting Technology Group, the company develops, builds and manufactures precision injection moulding dies, die casting tools and stamping and bending tools for the electronics and automobile industries. Applications for products from Harting Applied Technologies range from large housing components for connectors in plastic and aluminium to micro injection moulding components with a very high finish quality.

@HARTING_Group #Pauto

Monday, November 19, 2018

Safe automation: Learning how to do it.

A modular training system has been launched on the market by Pilz.  The Pilz Education Systems (PES) allows institutions of training/further education can improve the practical training in the field of safe automation technology.

In total, there are nine different control panels that can be combined with one another from the sensor technology, control, operation and maintenance sectors as well as a board that simulates a real plant. Thanks to the use of "genuine" industrial components, the safety and automation functions of a plant or machinery can be realistically simulated.

The modules of the training systems can be used straight away and combined in different ways without any further installation work. The documentation supplied is presented in such a way that the exercises can also be completed by self-study, without instruction. With this offer, Pilz addresses institutions of training/further education such as industrial companies or vocational schools and universities, for example in the fields of electrical engineering and automation.

With the Pilz Education Systems, apprentices can learn the practical basis of safe automation, for example. With the help of wiring examples, they execute their own projects and solve tasks based on predefined sample exercises. The level of difficulty can be varied: By way of an easy entry point, the trainer can for example use the modules with the basic sensor technology functions and relays. That enables them to explain the basics of machinery safety engagingly without any programming knowledge being necessary.

As the tuition progresses, modules with more complex controllers are then used (for instance, a panel on the subject of logic where students can learn how to compile more complex safety circuits with fixed or free configurations). The “conveyor belt actuator technology” control panel offers maximum focus on practicality because it represents a complete machine and its safety and automation functions.

Students should be able to commission the system using a variety of programming languages so that the workpiece on the conveyor belt is set in motion and the appropriate safety functions are triggered as necessary.

 @Pilz_INT #PAuto @PilzSafety

Angle sensors for ultralight helicopter.

The Dynali Helicopter Company, based in Thines (B), designs and manufactures the H3 EasyFlyer Sport ultralight helicopter. The market leading two-seater microlight helicopter offers affordable pricing for both for purchase and operation and is aimed at utility, flight training and leisure use. As part of the sensing and measurement equipment on board the H3, Variohm EuroSensor supplies its Euro XPD series Hall Effect angle sensors with dual redundant output to provide position feedback for the throttle valve as well the aircraft’s collective climb and descend position.

It is an ultralight two-seat helicopter with a side-by-side cabin configuration. Designed to meet the latest global standards in the aviation industry whilst keeping all elements of the design very simple, a 4 cylinder – 1350 cc engine for 110 HP powers the aircraft. An over-dimensioned monobloc tubular stainless steel chassis carries all the principal components including engine block, cabin, tail structure and all the main and rear rotor transmission mechanics. The high-strength steel main rotor is controlled by rigid rods via a swashplate mechanism with the main rotor blades are manufactured in extruded aluminium or optionally in carbon. On-site manufacturing and careful selection of appropriate materials ensures that the H3 EasyFlyer Sport offers the highest possible level of safety and simplicity.

For the throttle valve, the Variohm Euro XPD position sensor is factory configured for a range of 120 ° with a 135 ° offset (relative to the cable outlet), with its ratiometric output signal at 5% to 95% of the of the 5 VDC input signal. For the collective climb and descend position, a different factory set up is provided. Both variants for Dynali include special cable and connector assemblies.

As standard, the Euro XPD angle sensor series offers dual-track redundancy for safety-critical use with a full 360 degree range, or with factory configured angle output from 20⁰ up to 360⁰. Variohm EuroSensor hold stocks of the Euro XPD which can be shipped, fully programmed, within 24 hours of order receipt.

The fully encapsulated sensor is available in 32 and 38 mm diameter housing options and includes IP68 environmental protection and extreme resilience for shock and vibration. A reinforced mounting-flange with stainless steel kidney washers adds further durability. 8 mm D-Shaft mechanical interfacing and non-contacting Hall Effect technology offers simple yet effective installation and extremely long operational life - in excess of 50 million movements.

The coupling-free sensor has a strong pedigree for throttle position sensing in professional motorsports and other arduous high-duty cycle position feedback applications. Variohm EuroSensor is a UK designer, manufacturer and distribution partner for leading global sensor component suppliers offering a comprehensive range of sensor technologies including linear and rotary position, load, force, vibration and temperature. Variohm provides complete pre-sale and post-sale application support for demanding measurement applications throughout industry, agriculture, construction, autosports and research.

@Variohm #Aeronautics @DynaliCompany

Comprehensive expansion.

In the five years since Michell Instruments established its Brazilian office in Rio de Janeiro it has seen exceptional global growth, adding many new products and technologies to the portfolio.

In 2016, they became the first member of the Process Sensing Technologies Group (PST). Together with the other PST companies, Michell is now able to offer a most comprehensive suite of complementary products for industrial process control from a single supplier. Covering industries as diverse as food and pharmaceutical manufacturing to petrochemical refineries and natural gas production, the extended product range includes:
The Rotronic Continuous Monitoring System (RMS) is a modular system of hardware elements and web-based software. It provides maximum flexibility in installation and ensures readily available data. The data loggers record measurements from Rotronic and third-party sensors and transmit them to the secure database. It stores information and makes it available to users, regardless of whether they access the database via a PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone.

Analytical Industries Inc is world-renowned for its reliable and easy to use oxygen analyzers and electrochemical sensors. The long sensor lifespan and simple maintenance, coupled with a robust design, make them a cost-effective option for trace oxygen measurement or oxygen purity applications.

LDetek offers a range of analyzers and gas chromatographs for high-purity gases based around their New Enhanced Plasma Emission Detector. The product range includes the MuliDetek2, a robust and compact plug-and-play gas analyzer that monitors trace impurities using gas chromatography techniques developed for industrial environments.
• Michell Instruments products are marketed in Ireland through Instrument Technology
@Michell_Inst #PAuto @ProcessSensing #Brazil @Instrum_Tech 

Control system design & simulation.


A free version of "Spike",  control system design and simulation software for use on their website has been released by HAL software. The software is primarily used to reduce project cost, time and risk on new system introductions and the replacement of older systems by capturing user and functional requirements in a digital manner.

It may also used for knowledge management, training, and process improvements.

 The version on the website comes with sample industry processes that are fully editable; alternatively, users may use their own. Full help files are also included.

@halsoftware  #PAuto