Friday, March 29, 2019

Proximity sensor shaft calibration.

Metrix’s newly announced 9060-SCTS shaft calibration system pairs with the industrial condition monitoring system manufacturer’s Digital Proximity System (DPS) and associated Metrix hardware to enable custom shaft calibration in the field even when shaft material is not known. Available with full support in Britain from Ixthus Instrumentation, the 9060-SCTS (Shaft Calibrator Touch Select) is used to adjust the gap in pre-set micron level increments for calibrating proximity probe systems and thanks to the powerful DPS software, allows the user to change the configuration.

The Metrix DPS combines the performance of a fully API 670 compliant eddy-current proximity measurement system with the flexibility of digital configurability. The field-configurable measurement system for position, radial vibration and speed is well proven where critical plant equipment such as motors, compressors, pumps and other rotating machines or piston based machines need to be closely monitored for optimal reliability. Typical systems for use with the DPS comprise a digital proximity transducer, interfacing cable and a choice of signal conditioner - available as a driver for a machinery protection system or as a transmitter with a 4-20 mA signal to a PLC/DCS or SCADA system.

Together with the latest free-of-charge software version of the Metrix DPS, the 9060-SCTS is used to determine the actual proximity probe system output in mV/mil or mV/μm of a machine shaft or piston rod. Comprising a self-aligning cradle and a precision ‘micrometer head’ that positions the inserted proximity sensor under test in fixed 200 micron or 0.010” increments, the system measures output at these fixed increments and is capable of ‘straight-line’ re-calibration where material properties are not known. In this way the complete DPS system is capable of supporting a multitude of older probe systems, cable lengths, and target materials with just a single device.

The 9060-SCTS is compatible with 5 to 22 mm probe tip diameters and with a special adapter plate works with reverse mount probes. For ease of use, the displacement is adjusted by twisting a gap adjustment ring and feeling for set ‘clicks’ that correspond to the required probe calibration increments. After each increment is completed the DPS software, which has probe characteristics and part number recognition built-in, is manually commanded to record the output value. An adjusting strap allows the mounting adapter to fit on shafts from 25 mm up to 300 mm diameter. The shaft calibrator is manufactured in composite plastic material that does not affect probe sensitivity.

@IxthusInst  #TandM #Metrix

Hydrocarbon gas analysers.

Signal Group has launched the new ‘SOLAR’ range of fixed hydrocarbon monitors. The SOLAR instruments employ flame ionisation detectors (FIDs) and are supplied in a standard 19” rack, with heated and non-heated options. A dual detector version is also available for the simultaneous measurement of both methane and non-methane hydrocarbons.

Managing Director James Clements, who led the development team, said: “We have focused on the needs of our customers, and designed analysers that are: simple to run, employ cutting edge technology, deliver high levels of accuracy and reliability, and operate with remote connectivity via almost any communications technology.”

The SOLAR analysers can be operated via an intuitive colour touch-screen display. However, a non-screen version is available for systems integrators.

Typical applications include research and development, emissions compliance, gas purity, engine emissions, air quality, process control and combustion monitoring. Alternatively, a 24V version of the instrument is available for Real-world Driving Emissions (RDE) tests.

#SignalGRP #PAuto

Mini toggle switches.

The Salecom range of high quality panel mounting Miniature Toggle Switches availble from JPR Electronics find many applications in industrial, commercial, telecoms, test, aerospace instrumentation, medical equipment, networking products and consumer goods.

Salecom Electronics was established in Taiwan in 1976 and has amassed a vast store of experience in designing and manufacturing an extensive range of switches and supplying leading OEM Brands worldwide. Their factory is ISO9001, TS16949 and ISO14001 certified and products carry UL, CSA, ENEC, TUV and CQC quality assurance approvals.

Salecom Miniature Toggle Switches have a 10.41mm actuator length and are available in single pole single throw (SPST) and double throw double pole (DPDT) versions with contact forms including on-off, on-on and on-off-on. Momentary action biased versions are also available.

Key specifications of the Salecom T80-T series include, rated to 5A 120VAC/28VDC 2A 240VAC, operating temperature range -30° to +85°C, contact resistance <10m 50="" 6.35mm="" and="" approved="" are="" at="" body="" br="" break="" compliant.="" contact="" cut="" cycles="" diallyl="" electrical="" full="" initial="" life="" load="" make="" material="" maximum="" out="" panel="" phthalate="" plated="" rohs="" silver="" ul=""> “Salecom is a major manufacturer of switch products whom JPR have represented for nearly 30 years.” Comments Paul Raynor, Director of JPR Electronics,” Their business is based on innovation and customer satisfaction making them an ideal partner for our customers. With over 1,000 different permutations of switch available we are confident that we can provide our customers with exactly the right switch for their application..”

The complete Salecom switch range consists of high-quality toggle, rocker, slide, pushbutton, tact and key switches, dip switch, micro switch, illuminated switches. Salecom products are available in many variants from ultra-miniature and sub-miniature to miniature, with versions available for through hole and SMT assembly and are available Sealed, Washable and Dustproof depending on product.
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<10m 50="" 6.35mm="" and="" approved="" are="" at="" body="" br="" break="" compliant.="" contact="" cut="" cycles="" diallyl="" electrical="" full="" initial="" life="" load="" make="" material="" maximum="" out="" panel="" phthalate="" plated="" rohs="" silver="" ul="">@Jprelec #PAuto

Machine vision lighting controllers.

Gardasoft Vision has announced the launch of the FP220 series of high speed lighting controllers for machine vision. This new generation of dual channel controllers uniquely combines capabilities for high frequency, high power LED pulsing with outstanding low output current performance, making them suitable for a huge range of machine vision applications.

Designed for use with any LED lighting rated up to 3A, the FP200 series provides reproducible current control to deliver continuous or pulsed light output. It utilses enhanced technology for faster pulse rise times, with trigger frequencies up to 10kHZ for high speed pulsing applications such as line scan imaging. With a maximum pulse current of 20A, applications requiring high power, long lighting pulses such as UV curing can also be easily handled. Naturally full control of overdriving, pulse width and pulse delay are provided.

With overdriving capabilities up to 999% of the continuous LED rating value for high intensity short pulses, FP220 users benefit from Gardasoft’s patented SafeSenseTM and SafePowerTM technologies. SafeSenseTM regulates the pulse width timing and duty cycle according to the amount of overdriving in order to deliver the maximum light possible for the application without any possibility of damage to the LED. SafePowerTM provides automatic flexible operation with low heat dissipation for the controller itself.

The FP220 Series also offer excellent performance for low current applications, extending the application range for these controllers. Output current below 300mA can be controlled in 100µs steps and in 6 mA steps for higher currents. The accuracy and repeatability of output current below 300mA is ±1%, providing the levels of control needed for applications that are very sensitive to lighting variation.

Integration into machine vision systems is made easy since the FP220 can be configured using a web browser and with Ethernet or RS232 commands in the same way as Gardasoft’s other controllers. Versions compatible with Gardasoft’s triniti™ intelligent lighting platform are also available. The triniti platform provides an API and GigE Vision interface to control the light, and LEDs featuring a ‘triniti chip’ can exchange relevant performance data with the FP220 controller.

@Gardasoft #PAuto #Manufacturing @DenisBulgin

Essential calibration!

The International Society of Automation (ISA) and its Beamex partner today announce the release of a new, free e-book called Calibration Essentials – Managing Your Program.

“ISA is excited to build upon our partnership with Beamex, one focused on delivering valuable educational resources for driving best practices in calibration techniques and instrumentation process improvement,” says Rick Zabel, ISA Group Publisher. “By offering these resources at no cost, we can make them widely available throughout the automation community.”

The e-book—featuring 23 concise pages covering essential topics related to effectively managing a calibration program—is a follow up to Calibration Essentials, the first collaborative publication on calibration between ISA and Beamex that was made available in February of 2018.

While both e-books are complementary resources, it’s not necessary to read the first one before reading the second. The first edition highlighted many of the cutting-edge tools and approaches proven to alleviate many of the labor-intensive calibration processes in industrial plants and factories.

The second edition explores those strategies and technologies—applicable to both executives and technicians—that support a comprehensive calibration program, ensure efficiency and effectiveness, and help facilitate ongoing gains in productivity. Obtain it today!

“At Beamex, we harness the power of automation to improve calibration processes while saving time and expenses,” explains Greg Sumners, President of Beamex, Inc. “Our collaboration with ISA in developing these informative e-books leverages our mutual strengths and expertise. Together, we clearly outline the value and benefits of automating and digitalizing a calibration program along with the tangible guidelines for doing so.”

@ISA_Interchange #PAuto @BeamexGlobal 

Thursday, March 28, 2019

PLC portfolio adds more comprehensive control.

New motion and machine controls to deliver comprehensive plant control to Emerson’s end users in power, life sciences, food and beverage, packaging, and renewables

Emerson is adding a new portfolio of programmable logic controllers (PLCs) that will enable more comprehensive manufacturing control and production optimisation. End users will be able to expand operations and supply chain control – the process manufacturing of goods all the way through to assembly and packaging – by partnering with a single automation provider.

With the addition of the new PLCs, part of Emerson’s acquisition of General Electric Co.’s Intelligent Platforms group, Emerson is bringing more end-to-end automation solutions to its existing process control market. The addition also expands its production optimisation and control capabilities in the rapidly growing hybrid and discrete markets, and in industries where PLCs are sometimes preferred or required for faster response and machine control.

The new portfolio of cloud-connected controllers, industrial PCs, and devices for smart plants complements Emerson’s Plantweb™ digital ecosystem, adding another layer to Emerson’s focus on helping customers leverage automation technologies to pursue digital transformation. The automation and control portfolio will enable more operational performance and efficiency for customers in life sciences, metals and mining, power and water, food and beverage, and packaging, which often blend process and discrete machine control to manufacture and deliver finished products.

“We’ve reinvested heavily in the ability of our control systems to bring new capabilities to help organisations optimise their capital project and operations performance,” said Jim Nyquist, group president of Emerson’s Systems and Solutions business. “With this new portfolio, we’re expanding our automation expertise and bringing new digital solutions to market that will integrate plants seamlessly and accelerate improvements in operational performance, safety and reliability.”

Future interfacing with Emerson’s DeltaV™ and Ovation™ process control systems is also planned to help process industries eliminate many of the islands of automation within plants that create data silos in organisations and limit their ability to cost-effectively execute digital transformation initiatives and IIoT-driven capital improvements.

The new portfolio includes a comprehensive offering for machine control and discrete applications with products such as PACSystems, PACMotion, VersaMax IO, and QuickPanel+, which will remain powerful standalone technologies for original equipment manufacturer (OEM) machinery and edge applications.

#PLC #PAuto @Emerson_News

Automation on show in South East Ireland.

The inaugural South East Business Expo is scheduled to take place on the 3rd of April at WIT Arena, Waterford. The one-day event is designed to bring together the key stakeholders from Business, Industry, Academia and Government to discuss and debate the key issues facing the region.

Among those with a presence there will be the Ireland Section of the ISA (International Society of Automation). Declan Lordan and Billy Walsh will be available to extol the benefits to the gained by membership of this vibrant award winning section of a worldwide organisation.

The South East region with a population of 510,333 consists of five counties Waterford, Wexford, Carlow, Kilkenny and South Tipperary. The region is home to 75 multinational companies employing over 15,000 highly skilled people. Key clusters include Technology, Financial Services, International Business Services, Technology, High Value Manufacturing including Pharmaceutical, Medical Devices, Food and Engineering.

This event is all about connecting business people in the region, encouraging local commerce, inward investment and sharing knowledge. The exhibition will feature a number of dedicated zones including Manufacturing, Technology, Business Services, Food & Tourism, Sales & Marketing & Innovation. Each zone will feature key note speakers who will deliver talks displaying in-depth knowledge and valuable insights.

Total employment in IDA Ireland client companies in the South East is up 7% to 15,580 employees in 2018. The economy of the South East (SE) region is now recovering strongly from the lows of 2012 and there has been strong and sustained GDP growth and declines in unemployment. Across the region there are a number of flagship developments recently that are likely to feed through into economic growth such as a major new employer West Pharma commencing operations, MSD’s investment in Carlow, the New Ross bypass, the resumption of UK flights at Waterford Airport, the mooted investment in the Waterford/S.Kilkenny North Quays, the Questum centre in Clonmel, Smithwick’s Visitor Experience in Kilkenny, all of which is underpinned by greater coordination between the region’s local authorities and chambers of commerce. The structural economic issues within the region will be a core part of the themed seminars including insights into investment in higher education capacity, acute hospital services, IDA and Enterprise Ireland (EI) activity drives ever higher job quality.

The region faces economic headwinds shared with the State (such as Brexit and the fragile EU recovery); but the structural economic issues within the region continue to assert themselves as the dominant economic trend.

 @IrelandISA  #PAuto #ISAuto @waterfordit #Ireland

Safe & fast predictive maintenance!

By using the capacity of cloud-based software to combine the real-time and historical data from Fluke Connect™-enabled tools and sensors, Fluke now enables maintenance engineers and managers to monitor a comprehensive picture of equipment health throughout the facility. The introduction of condition monitoring products that wirelessly transmit data from the field, combined with Fluke Connect Condition Monitoring (FCCM) software, has enabled safe, cost-effective maintenance programs.
Maintenance teams can remotely detect potential equipment failures and remedy them before they cause costly downtime. Predictive maintenance is now not only simplified, but it is safer and faster.

Monitoring all plant equipment can be difficult, especially when working with shrinking budgets and limited personnel. Quite often, critical equipment in commercial and industrial settings may display symptoms that indicate a future failure, but those indications go undetected. While many critical pieces of equipment may have fixed monitoring systems, many other important assets, such as pumps, heat exchangers, compressors, motors and blowers, may not be monitored and can require an extra level of monitoring to identify intermittent events. For this less critical, but still essential equipment, it isn’t always possible to catch events before they result in failure or downtime. This is where condition monitoring can help.

Fluke’s latest condition monitoring systems are easy to install and move around. They are changing the way the industrial world performs maintenance activities with portable, wireless sensors and connectivity gateways - a versatile system that a team can easily move around a plant. This technology enables teams to continuously monitor assets, so they can log vibration, electrical and temperature data from anywhere in a facility. The measurements can be monitored via real-time alarms sent to a phone or other mobile device. By correlating historical trends and tracking current conditions, faults can be detected, and equipment uptime increased.

Fluke has introduced two new condition monitoring products that alert maintenance team members to abnormalities before they cause equipment failures. The new Fluke™ 3561 FC Vibration Sensor is quick and easy to install and allows maintenance teams to improve uptime by adding remote, continuous vibration monitoring to virtually any rotating equipment. Vibration data from the 3561 FC is wirelessly transmitted via a Fluke 3502 FC Gateway to Fluke ConnectTM Condition Monitoring (FCCM) software allowing maintenance teams to remotely monitor asset health anytime and virtually anywhere, whether on the desktop or a smart device. The new Fluke 3540 FC Three-Phase Power Monitor is a portable device offering a scalable, remote power monitoring solution. Current, voltage, frequency, and energy consumption fluctuate when machinery experiences excess load. The Fluke 3540 FC monitors equipment for changes in key electrical variables, thus assets can be screened for performance, premature wear, or power cleanliness.

 @FlukeCorp  #TandM #PAuto #Power

Easy access to Industry 4.0.

Aegis Software has announced the unique combination of critical technologies of IIoT connectivity and supply chain optimization that enables the market catch up on business goals related to Industry 4.0.

Industry 4.0 has been evolving for some time, though many companies continue to experience declining productivity as product-mix increases. Two fundamental issues preventing the establishment and growth of Industry 4.0 have been identified, and now resolved.

Firstly, unlike other MES, PLM & MOM solutions, that are founded upon a code-base dating back many years prior to IIoT technology, the unique Aegis FactoryLogix digital MES platform has been specifically developed as an IIoT platform, and is the first to support the IPC Connected Factory Exchange (CFX) IIoT standard. With machines reporting consistent, fully detailed data, FactoryLogix provides contextual qualification, through a combination of visibility across all machines and processes, creating a meaningful live view of manufacturing that aids advanced manual and automated decision-making, as well as edge-based data preparation for transfer to the cloud, avoiding the issue of “digital landfill”. With the impediment of lack of operational data quality resolved, today’s high-mix and demand-volatile assembly factory can now retain world-class productivity levels, with the ability to adapt and re-optimize at a moment’s notice.

With the digital MES and IIoT platform established in assembly, the second impediment to Industry 4.0 is the extension of such flexibility to the supply-chain. Aegis FactoryLogix provides perfect accuracy of material accountability and predicted consumption, which is now used to drive Just In Time (JIT) material flow management, back to material suppliers and distributors. CircuitByte’s BOMConnector product is used by both material purchasing and EMS quotation teams, to automatically discover and select, through internet-based services, the most cost effective, quality, and available materials available within heavily constrained lead-times, ensuring customer-driven demand change requirements can be met without risk. Together with data from FactoryLogix, BOMConnector allows purchasing to react to the need for urgent material requirements, as well as cope with potential material shortages in the market, providing the necessary supply-chain flexibility enhancement to ERP and MRP, making Industry 4.0 possible.

Anyone considering a current or future Smart Industry 4.0 project, establishing practical digital manufacturing and supply-chain “best practices”, must first understand the most significant step forward in terms of IIoT available for everyone, and the realization of Supply-Chain 4.0.

 @FactoryLogix #MES #PAuto #IoT

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

4-channel oscilloscope.

Anritsu Corporation announces the introduction of the four-channel (4ch) sampling oscilloscope option for the BERTWave™ MP2110A, enabling integration of multi-channel oscilloscope and BERT (Bit Error Rate Tester) in an-all-in-one unit.
Backbone networks and data centers increasingly use 100G Ethernet to meet anticipated traffic demand for services such as 5G and are considering implementing 400G Ethernet. The functionality of the optical modules used in these networks includes NRZ/PAM4 signaling, multiple channels, and different wavelengths, which previously required expensive high-performance test systems. The pressure to reduce pricing requires more cost-effective test solutions that retain flexibility to support future technologies.

The BERTWaveTM MP2110A Features:
• Built-in oscilloscope and BERT with selection of 1/2/4 channels for development and manufacturing of 25G to 400G optical devices
• Sampling oscilloscope: World’s highest sensitivity supporting wide optical signal analysis from 25 Gbaud NRZ to 53 Gbaud PAM4 with built-in clock recovery option
• BERT: Same waveform quality and sensitivity as R&D module, with clock recovery built-in as standard
• Fast stable measurement using built-in PC
The new 4ch oscilloscope option halves the unit cost per channel, while maintaining the same performance, enabling manufacturers to remain price-competitive.

With genuine multichannel support in hardware as well as software, the new oscilloscope option enables high-efficiency measurement, not only of multichannel modules, but also of multiple single channel modules for high-usability evaluation environments.

The new 4ch option offers a high-performance, economical, all-in-one instrument configuration for combined 1/2/4 channel oscilloscope and BERT, making it the ideal, flexible and cost effective test solution for both development and manufacturing applications.

With this new oscilloscope option, Anritsu further extends its line of test solutions for development and production of optical modules.

@AnritsuEMEA  #TandM 

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Detect temperatures using direct media contact.

Balluff is expanding their range of sensors for media-contacting temperature detection, in hydraulic power units for example. New are a temperature sensor with display, a temperature transmitter as well as a PT1000 sensor .The version without display is especially compact and vibration-resistant, whereas the versions with the turnable and highly readable display offers high operating convenience and flexible installation.

Depending on the version, the BFT sensors provide PNP switching outputs, analog signals 0-10V or 4-20mA or work as a PT1000 sensor. They are simple to install by threading into the process using a standard process connection with G- and NPT threads. Integrating them requires just a 4-pin M12 plug on the sensor.

Continuous monitoring of process media on machines and equipment contributes greatly to process security. Values that need to be maintained are pressure, level and temperature. When for example in a hydraulic system you need to monitor the temperature of the hydraulic fluid, you can do this reliably using our BFT media-contacting temperature sensors. Monitoring the temperature within the hydraulic loop guarantees correct fluid viscosity and thereby the best performance of a machine. Critical process conditions such as a temperature limit can be controlled directly via the switching output. An analog output provides continuous measurement results. The BFT temperature sensors also stand out when it comes to monitoring the cooling water, lubricants and compressed air, making them ideal for a variety of applications.

@Balluff #PAuto

Precision RF and Microwave Adaptors.

Intelliconnect (Europe) is expanding its RF and Microwave precision connector and adaptor range. The company now offers a wider range than ever of high specification stainless steel connectors as well as in-series and between-series adaptors.

Their attenuators and adaptors are used where signal integrity and quality are important, and a high level of reliability is required. Connector interfaces available include: N, SMA, TNC, 2.9mm, 2.4mm, BMA and SSMA types operating at high frequencies including 18, 40 or 50GHz.
A recently introduced and innovative solderless interconnect for semi rigid cables is now features in the Intelliconnect precision range and waterproof designs are available.

Roy Phillips, Managing Director of Intelliconnect, comments, "We supply a large range of very competitively priced RF, microwave and coaxial components and all of our products are designed and manufactured in our own UK and US factories. We supply both standard and custom products on competitive lead times and our recently awarded SC21 Silver accreditation offers designers and buyers additional confidence in our products."

 @Intelli_Connect  #PAuto

Analytical instrumentation and LIMS.

The new MIDAS (Matrix Instrument Data Acquisition System) module for the Matrix Gemini LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) from Autoscribe Informatics improves on the existing methods of interfacing of a wide variety of analytical instruments and equipment to Matrix Gemini. Direct entry of results data into Matrix Gemini provides higher levels of automation, eliminates transcription errors and improves laboratory efficiency.

By recording measurement data at the point that it is generated, MIDAS helps meet data integrity and validity requirements, for example as defined by the acronym ALCOA (attributable, legible, contemporaneous, original and accurate). Automated data capture also simplifies the result review and approval process. Any need to manipulate data in third party packages such as Excel is eliminated. MIDAS provides a defendable, robust and effective methodology to ensure compliance with standards such as ISO17025 and GxP.

Many laboratory instruments are able to output result files, usually in the form of a CSV or text file. Running in the background, MIDAS monitors the creation of these files and imports results directly into Matrix Gemini LIMS when a new file is detected. This includes result files based on worksheets created by the Matrix Gemini worksheet functionality. Relevant data is extracted from the instrument file, and associated with the correct data in Matrix Gemini LIMS Results are automatically checked against relevant specification limits as the data is imported. 

The MIDAS module is available for all Matrix Gemini LIMS customers and, like Matrix itself, may be configured either by Autoscribe Informatics or by the users. In this way, Matrix Gemini LIMS users can setup or modify instrument interfaces themselves allowing them to easily adapt to changing operational needs in a timely and cost-effective way. 

@AutoscribeLtd  #LIMS #Laboratory

Serving renewable energy, pharmaceutical, and food industries in Norway.

Yokogawa Electric Corporation has announced its new subsidiary in Norway to engage in the sale of control products and provision of related services. The subsidiary, Yokogawa Norge, was established lastr month (February 2019).

Renewable energy, pharmaceuticals, and foods are targeted under Yokogawa’s Transformation 2020 mid-term business plan, and each of these industries enjoys good prospects for growth in Norway. The country has played a leading role in Europe’s transition to a low-carbon economy and is diversifying its economy to lessen its dependence on natural resources.

In the Norwegian market to date, Yokogawa has relied on its distributors and a representative office to provide and promote control systems, field devices, and related services to the oil & gas industry’s upstream and downstream sectors, including refining and LNG.

In July 2017, Yokogawa acquired TechInvent2 AS, a Norwegian company with advanced chemical injection technology that helps to prevent blockages and corrosion in oil wells and pipelines and renamed it Yokogawa TechInvent. Through the establishment of Yokogawa Norge and the creation of synergy with Yokogawa operations in Aberdeen, Scotland, Yokogawa will be able to solidify its sales and service organisation in Norway and accelerate growth not only in existing markets but also in the renewable energy, pharmaceutical, and food industries. Yokogawa Sales and service operations in Fornebu, Norway will begin from April 2019.

#Norway @YokogawaIA  #PAuto 

Passive harmonic filters expanded.

FN 3442 and FN 3443 for 380 VAC to 415 VAC 60 Hz networks expands Schaffner’s unparalleled range of harmonic filters for improving power quality

Schaffner has extended its well-known and best-in-class ecosine evo line passive harmonic filter series to 380 VAC to 415 VAC, 60 Hz. The product range combines superior technology to reliably mitigate excessive harmonics with an evolutionary modular product concept and broadens the availability of Schaffner filter solutions for customers and applications.

The new ecosine evo FN 3442 and FN 3443 are dedicated passive harmonic filters for three-phase diode and thyristor rectifiers. They can achieve a THID ≤ 5% with and without a DC-link choke included in the drive. They guarantee compliance with the toughest requirements of IEEE-519 and other stringent international power quality standards while being the most dedicated and compact passive harmonic filters available in the market. The filters offer excellent performance at rated power with minimal reactive power, even at partial or no-load conditions. When incorporating ecosine evo filters the electrical infrastructure is unburdened and its utilization is much more efficient and reliable. In addition, the service life cycle of electrical equipment is extended, and energy costs can be reduced.

Adding this extension to the existing six product families of ecosine evo filters FN 3440/41, FN 3450/51 and FN 3452/53, ecosine evo can now cover networks of 380 VAC to 500 VAC, 50 Hz/60 Hz.

Thanks to the modular concept including dedicated filters for drives without (FN 3440, FN 3450, FN 3442, FN 3452) and drives with (FN 3441, FN 3451, FN 3443, FN 3453) included DC-link choke ecosine evo filter series offers a market unique flexibility. It allows Schaffner to provide an optimal solution by offering base modules that are dedicated to the drive technology and can additionally be adapted to application and customer needs as well as installation requirements by simply “plugging in” add-on modules. The new Schaffner modular filters allows for the best tailored solutions for applications, aligning product offerings with international market requirements and customer expectations.

Ecosine evo filters FN 3442/43 are available with standard power ratings from 1HP to 240HP (0.9 to 177kW). They are available as open frame IP 00 (-E0XXXXX, -E0FAXRX, -E0FAJRX) and IP 20 (-E2FAJRX) versions. All FN 3442/43 filters are CE-marked, UL listed and RoHS compliant. Ecosine evo filters are easy to install and maintain. They are fully supported in Schaffner’s well known power quality simulator SchaffnerPQS3.

@SchaffnerGroup #Pauto 

Monday, March 25, 2019

Communicating VA meter!

The functionality of the Foundation Fieldbus (FF) module for Krohne's H250 M40 variable area flowmeter has been updated from Interoperability Test Kit 5.2 (ITK 5.2) to ITK 6.3. The new version has been tested and registered with the FieldComm Group, and has also passed the stress test on a DeltaV control system.

Since the introduction of the FF interface in 2012, several thousand devices have been put into operation. Customers who would like to update existing H250 M40 FF devices to ITK 6.3 can do so by ordering a new ITK 6.3 module and simply change it in the field without removing the device from the pipeline. As it is only a new firmware, all 32 international Ex approvals of H250 M40 are still applicable.

With ITK 6.3, NE107 compliant diagnostic messages have been implemented, and execution times of the function blocks have been significantly improved so that more devices can be polled for a given schedule (total cycle time of the bus system). It is possible to operate FF ITK 5.2 and ITK 6.3 devices simultaneously in one system. Each version requires its own driver (CFF/ DD/ DTM), which must be installed once per device type.

• Krohne products are marketed in Ireland through DWN Instrumentation.

 @krohnegroup #PAuto @FieldCommGroup 

Bringing Your Data Center into the IoT Era.

Delta has announced that it kicked off its Solution Day World Tour in March (in Madrid ES) under the theme of “Bringing Your Data Center into the IoT Era”. The purpose of this event is to share Delta’s insights and global success stories with key data center partners in this area. Starting from March, 2019, Delta will host its Data Center Solution Day in major cities in EMEA, Asia, and North America.

"Would you like to see how Delta’s data center infrastructure total solutions can bring real-world success? We invite you to join our Data Center Solution Day, where all VIP guests will enjoy exclusive access to our data center expertise, including market trends, solution capabilities, and global success stories. 
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to meet with our data center experts."
According to Gartner the research company, there will be 20 billion connected devices by 2020, up from only 8.4 billion devices in 2017. The rapid digital transformation known as the Internet of Things (IoT) is bringing huge volumes of data and massive data traffic, which further challenges IT infrastructure for real-time and always-on connectivity and services. Since data centers are the backbone of IT operations, how to build a reliable and efficient data center has become the focus of most companies’ IT strategies.

“The future is now. As industries prepare for the IoT, our job is to help our partners build reliable and future-proof data centers to counter their foreseeable IT challenges, while also maintaining lower TCO. We stand behind our partners to ensure they can leverage the latest technologies such as IoT and 5G technology into business profits,” said Dr. Charles Tsai, CTO of Information & Communication Technology Infrastructure Solutions Business Group (ICTBG) at Delta Electronics.

According to the latest survey of CIOs, the 3R challenges of Reliability, Resiliency, and ROI are causing them the most concern. Delta will provide an in-depth analysis of how each challenge affects data center industries, and equip our partners with unique insights and relevant success stories that will help them overcome these challenges step-by-step. Power capacity and system resiliency are two key considerations for data center builders and owners, which affect whether they decide their data centers will be on-premise, prefabricated or even colocations. With Delta’s broad industry experience, we are able to help our partners identify their business goals and requirements, and deliver optimized data center solutions.

Would you like to see how Delta’s data center infrastructure total solutions can bring real-world success? We invite you to join our Data Center Solution Day, where all VIP guests will enjoy exclusive access to our data center expertise, including market trends, solution capabilities, and global success stories. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to meet with our data center experts.

@DeltaEMEA #IoT

Resource for designers and engineers.

RS Components (RS) has partnered with TE Connectivity to launch the TE Learning Centre on DesignSpark, the global platform and community for design engineers. The courses will enable designers and engineers to obtain a fast overview of many advanced products, technologies and solutions.

Commenting on the launch, Mike Bray, Vice-President of DesignSpark, said: “We aim to give our audience access to the best new learning and training resources that will help them progress their designs. We’re delighted that TE Connectivity shares that vision and has chosen to work with us on the release of the TE Learning Centre on DesignSpark.”

This resource provides easy access to a host of interactive online micro-courses. Designed to accelerate engineers’ knowledge and understanding, the bite-sized sessions last between five and ten minutes long and provide information on a range of different technologies and applications, as well as offering several product-specific tutorials. In addition, available within each course are extra resources that enable engineers to go much deeper into a subject if they wish to do so.

The library of micro-courses already available in the TE Learning Centre includes tutorials on: pressure sensors; USB Type-C receptacles; micro-motor connectors; heat-shrink tubing; wire markers; straight and right-angle connectors; and circular hybrid connectors, among many others. The library will be augmented with new courses being added on a regular basis.

@DesignSparkRS #Automation @RSIreland