Friday, September 20, 2019

Industrial connectors for Britain.

Foremost Electronics has been appointed Distributor for circular connector specialist Neutrik Industrial Connectors in Britain.

Announcing the availability of two significant new cable and chassis connector series at the same time Alan Vincent, Sales Director of Foremost Electronics, comments. “Neutrik are recognised as world leaders in connectivity for the audio, broadcast and lighting markets and supply major OEMs and systems integrators. And we are very pleased to be offering these two new products immediately.” The two new Neutrik connector families meet connectivity requirements where the need for complete data signal integrity is critical.

Neutrik’s new etherCON is a ruggedised and lockable RJ45 connector system in an industry standard XLR body. Optimised for professional audio, video and lighting network applications including video walls and digital lighting desks, etherCON may be used where a standard RJ45 connector is too fragile. The connector is available in cable and chassis formats along with a wide range of accessories and tooling.

The new opticalCON fibre optical connector series offers single up to 24 fibre capacity and applications include professional digital mixing desks and broadcast, high bandwidth data systems in areas like video walls, F1 monitoring systems and digital signage.

The opticalCON MTP24, is a pre-assembled, rugged and lightweight cable connector accommodating 24 fibres (multimode PC or single mode APC) based on conventional and proven MTP connectivity protected by a ruggedised and durable all-metal housing. It features a spring-loaded push-pull locking mechanism and excellent cable retention utilizing aramid yarn. An automatically operated sealing cover provides exceptional protection against dirt and dust when unmated.

The cable connector comes pre-assembled and is not available as a single component. The cable is available in different lengths and is packed either in a case, on drum or airspool.

“Recognising the increasing requirements for rugged and reliable data and power connectors for industrial applications Neutrik have chosen Foremost Electronics to be their UK sales channel to the industrial market in the UK.” Continues Alan Vincent. “Foremost has almost 30 years of experience selling connectors and a wide range of electromechanical components to UK electronic systems manufacturers and Neutrik’s wide range of connector solutions will be a great fit in our portfolio.”


#PAuto #Britain @4MostElectronic @NeutrikOfficial

Direct access to history!

Ocean Data Systems (ODS) has signed a technology agreement with Rockwell Automation enabling it to deliver FactoryTalk connectivity in its Dream Report product.

Dream Report 5.0 R2 delivers the first of several FactoryTalk connectors enabling it to access historical data without the need for third-party interfaces such as OPC or ODBC. This connector provides access to the historical data available in FactoryTalk applications. Other connectors to access Live Data, Audits, and Alarms and Events will follow shortly.

“After seeing the powerful reporting capabilities provided by Dream Report, we felt that our business relationship could be strengthened through tighter integration between our products. We worked with Ocean Data Systems to enhance our capability for third-party connectivity into our platform, allowing for this new driver to be developed. With it, Dream Report can connect directly to the system to access and report on FactoryTalk data. This connectivity will be very useful to our customers moving forward, allowing them to develop reports for their HMI systems quickly and efficiently,” says Michael Szentkiralyi, Product Manager – Controls & Visualization Business at Rockwell Automation.

“As a member of the Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork via the Encompass Product Referencing program, we were honored to work closely with Rockwell Automation to assist in the development of this data connector,” says Alex Mazal, CEO of Ocean Data Systems. “FactoryTalk will enable Dream Report to offer native connectivity benefitting users with greater ease of use and enhanced performance, key benefits to all Rockwell Automation customers.”


#PAuto @OceanDataSys @ROKAutomation

LIMS in Australasia.

Autoscribe Informatics Pty Ltd has recently established new premises in Adelaide to strengthen and support the growing global presence of Autoscribe Informatics.


The expansion reflects the increasing business opportunities for the Matrix Gemini Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) in both Australia, New Zealand and the whole Asia Pacific region. The new offices provide dedicated rooms for technical, support and sales staff as well as a learning space for customer and distributor training. Matrix Gemini LIMS leads the market in system configuration techniques, ensuring that the customer’s exact requirements can be implemented without writing any programming code, leading to longer system life, lower costs and excellent return on investment.

Bob Blunden, Director Australasia and Asia Pacific at Autoscribe Informatics has overseen the development of sales across the Asia Pacific region including in India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Thailand, China, Japan, Korea and Indonesia, with expansion of the distributor network. He commented: “The versatile configurability of Matrix Gemini LIMS brings opportunities for use in a wide range of markets across the region including environmental/water, dairy/farming/veterinary, biobanking, mining/petrochemical, food/viticulture and research/contract laboratories.”

“We already enjoy a strong partnership with PT Agriya Analitika in Indonesia, who have represented Autoscribe for more than a decade. With well-established local sales and technical teams they cover both Indonesia and Singapore. We are now establishing a wider distribution network across Asia Pacific and have recently appointed Labcom Technology in Bangladesh, NV Genomics and Bioscreen Instruments Pvt Ltd in India and Infowiz in South Korea. These are all exciting appointments that not only offer comprehensive local knowledge but also bring specific technical and market expertise to the organisation. Autoscribe Informatics are committed to distributor training and support, ensuring that the customer receives the best solution for their laboratory or facility. We will be announcing further distributors in due course.”


@AutoscribeLtd #Laboratory #Australia

Thursday, September 19, 2019

1U Desktop System.

Advantech has announced the release of its latest new 1U THIN barebone system with 8th Gen. Intel® Core™ processors up to 65W TDP – EPC-T2286


EPC-T2286 Desktop System Features:
- THIN design only 1U in height
- The latest 8th generation Intel® Core™ i / Pentium/ Celeron processors up to 65W TDP
- Intel® Gfx supports DX11.1, OpenCL 2.1, OpenGL 5.0.
- Supports dual displays: HDMI1.4, DisplayPort1.2
- Quick, easy installation of additional peripherals
- ESD level 4 protection
- Supports Wall/VESA/Rack mounting Kit
- Lockable type DC power jack
This system supports Intel® 8th generation Core™ i7/i5/i3 processors which bring enhanced performance over previous generations with up to six CPU cores and Intel’s 9th generation graphics engine. EPC-T2286 powers up to two independently operated 60 Hz 4K displays via DisplayPort or HDMI and supports Wall/ VESA/ rack mounting for flexible easy installation.

The compact 1U height EPC-T2286 is just 250 x 44.2 x 225 mm. It offers the high processing capability of a desktop CPU with up to six CPU cores and Intel® 8th Core™ i7/i5/i3 and Pentium/Celeron® processors to deliver high computing power and graphic performance. The Intel® H310 Express chipset supports Dual Channel DDR4 2666MHz memory (up to 32GB) in two SODIMM slots. Features include integrated Intel® Gen 9 graphics (Display Port, HDMI), triple gigabit Ethernet w/ EtherCAT capability, 6 x serial ports (2x RS-232/422/485 by BOM option), and ESD level 4 protection compliance. All these features make EPC-T2286 well suited to kiosk or automation applications needing a compact 1U height chassis.

To fulfill space limited kiosk or automation application requirements, the 1U THIN EPC-T2286 offers different mounting kits for installation into various cabinets and spaces. EPC-T2286 has 6 x COM ports, 8 x USB ports, DP, and HDMI which allows it to easily connect to RFID readers, thermal printers, Key PAD, touch screens, 4k displays and so on. SI or tool machine builders can easily integrate the whole system and shorten their time to market. Furthermore, the ESD level 4 (contact 8kv and air 15kv) design offers better ESD protection for automation applications operating in harsh environments. EPC-T2286 is a modular system and provides ease of maintenance in the field.

A core advantage of EPC-T2286 is that it comes equipped with Advantech’s WISE-PaaS/DeviceOn software solution designed to simplify IoT application integration. WISE-PaaS/DeviceOn is an IoT device management software platform which includes remote device, monitor, control, event management, system management, and software over-the-air update. WISE-PaaS/DeviceOn not only helps create new web services but also helps to integrate functions and data with its powerful management tools. WISE-PaaS highly enhances connectivity for hardware, software, devices and sensors, and helps customers to transform their business to include IoT cloud services.

• The Advantech Embedded-IoT Group not only offers a wide range of embedded design-in services but also provides diverse integrated IoT solutions that assist customers with IoT adoption while minimizing uncertainty and risk. Advantech´s integrated IoT solutions include sensor nodes, gateways, Edge Intelligence Server (EIS), and the WISE-PaaS IoT software platform.


@Advantech_eIoT @AdvantechIA

Talking metals quality in Spain!

The Quality Alliance, a network of high-tech companies that develop and supply quality assurance and control systems to the global metals industry, has announced the group’s annual Quality Day 2019 meetings will take place in Spain in October.

Designed specifically for flat metal products manufacturers (coils, sheets and plates) to extend their knowledge of modern measurement and quality systems, two individual day-long meetings will take place in Bilbao (Tuesday, October 22) and in Valencia (Thursday, October 24).

Free to register and attend, this year’s meetings have been organized by AMETEK Surface Vision, a world leader in surface inspection and monitoring systems. Surface Vision will be joined by fellow members DUMA-BANDZINK GmbH; EMG Automation GmbH; Laser- und Lichtsysteme GmbH; Pauly GmbH & Co. KG; QuinLogic GmbH; Shapeline AB; along with AMETEK Land and SPECTRO.

Each day-long meeting includes 12 keynote presentations from all Quality Assurance members. Topics under discussion cover the latest thinking, challenges and innovations in modern metals manufacturing; measurement and control systems; quality assurance and execution; and updates on relevant developments in Industry 4.0 technologies. Attendees will also be able to schedule discussions with individual company members following registration.

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis. To reserve a place, prospective attendees should register their details HERE.


#Quality #Systems @surfacevision #Spain

Advanced analytics solutions.

e-matica, a leading systems integrator and applications development firm and a Select Partner for OSIsoft® and Seeq®, headquartered in Seattle, (WA USA), will partner to deliver advanced analytics solutions to their customers. The partnership will accelerate digital transformation by harnessing diagnostic and predictive analytics to enable greater operational efficiency and deeper insights across organizations.

Seeq software applications, Seeq Workbench and Seeq Organizer, enable manufacturing organizations to rapidly analyze, predict, collaborate, and distribute insights to improve production outcomes. Seeq is designed to run on-premise, on Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services cloud platforms, or in mixed on-premise and on-cloud deployments.

e-matica has provided innovation and process improvement to their clients for over 20 years in industries like power generation, oil & gas, pharmaceuticals, specialty chemicals, and others. Combined with Seeq’s advanced analytics solution, the partnership is a natural fit that will benefit e-matica customers as they strive to get more value from their operations data.

"The decision to enter into a partnership with Seeq is in line with our growth strategy aimed at offering innovative solutions to help our customers improve their operations. Our customers work with data from different sources and have the need to analyze them effectively and efficiently—time is a key factor! Seeq makes it possible to find insights and share critical information quickly,” says Luca Spingardi, e-matica Business Development Executive. This sentiment is shared by Ernesto Bove, CEO, and Giuseppe di Bartolo, Sales Director, who have deployed many systems based on the use of historicized data for important Italian customers.

“Thought leaders like e-matica, with local customer and vertical market expertise, are critical to the success of Seeq,” adds Will Knight, Head of Partner Sales for Seeq. “Our customers rely upon them to deliver advanced analytics solutions that provide insight and drive results.”


#PAuto @SeeqCorporation @OSIsoft

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

2-Wire Isolator/Converter.

The new UL Approved ECT-DIN 2-Wire Isolator/Converter from Moore Industries is available in a narrow 15mm aluminum housing. The thinner 15mm width has the same General and Hazardous area approvals, RFI/EMI protection and -40°C to 85°C operating temperature range as the rest of the ECT family of isolators, which means it can be installed in hazardous locations and does not require installation in cooled or climate controlled environments, making it perfect for more extreme locations.

The narrow 15mm ECT-DIN signal isolator and converter with 4-20mA, 1-5V and 0-10V inputs and 4-20mA output allows more isolators to fit in cabinets and field enclosures where installation space is a premium.

The rugged and reliable ECT family of isolators/converters provides versatile choices to match the type of AC or DC power available at each location. ECT-DIN 2-wire Output-Loop powered models, 2-wire Input-Loop powered models, or 4-wire (Line/Mains) Powered Isolators/Converters and Splitters are also available. All units feature solid metal housings that stand up to the continuous, daily rigors of process control and factory automation applications, and have an optionally available externally-mounted flange that provides a secure mount which ensures secure installation in high vibration environments. The complete ECT family delivers extremely reliable signal isolation and conversion solutions for the most demanding ambient and noisy installation conditions.

#Pauto @MII_Worldwide