Friday, March 10, 2017

Dew point application in Power Station.

The sensor exchange programme, which Michell offers to its dew-point transmitter customers, helped win a major order for dew-point transmitters from a power station in Africa.

The operators wanted to reduce the costs and maintenance time for their hydrogen-cooled electricity generators. One of their major costs was in the maintenance of their moisture sensors which had to be returned to the manufacturer for recalibration and refurbishment. As this could take up to 3 months, a stock of spare sensors was needed to ensure the process could be kept running continuously. The high cost of the necessary stock of backup moisture transmitters greatly increased their overhead.

They selected Michell’s Easidew PRO I.S. dew point transmitters, as an alternative to their usual supplier. As well as its fast response and wide measurement range, the transmitter is part of their sensor exchange programme. This programme is a cost effective way to keep processes running while ensuring the measurement integrity of the moisture transmitters – and there is no need for the additional expense of carrying extra stock of sensors.

The sensor exchange programme is available for the full range of the Easidew Dew-Point Transmitters, as well as the Pura Trace Moisture Transmitters. Customers who sign up to the programme benefit from what is essentially a life time warranty for their transmitters.

The Easidew PRO I.S. dew-point transmitter has a measurement range from -100 to +20°C dew point, with an accuracy of ±1°C. It is also certified for installation in hazardous areas around the world, including ATEX, IECEx and CSA approvals.

• Michell products are marketed in Ireland by Instrument Technology.

 @Michell_Inst #PAuto #Africa

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Rugged precision digital downhole data logger.

The Paine 328-12-0010 pressure and temperature data logger and digital transmitter from Emerson, is a high precision solution for process measurement and data logging in downhole drilling applications.

Downhole drilling operators must measure pressure and temperature to optimise drilling processes and ensure safety. These measurements are typically made with a variety of downhole tools, either mounted just above the drill bit to provide continuous measurement while drilling, or as separate tools inserted into the drill hole on a periodic basis. Once drilling is complete and production begins, these measurements are needed to optimise throughput, maximise uptime, and ensure safety.

In all of these applications, space is at a premium and high reliability is required. The environment is extremely harsh with high temperatures and pressures, corrosive drilling fluids, and high vibration. Rugged components with small form factors are required to support smaller tool sizes, along with increased pressures and temperatures as holes become deeper.

To address these issues, the Paine 328-12-0010 data logger/transmitter provides both temperature and pressure measurements in a small, rugged form factor. The transmitter measures pressure and temperature with full-scale accuracy of ±0.05% and is able to withstand operating temperatures from -40 °F (-40°C) to 347 °F (175 °C). The slim-diameter form factor of 0.51 inches saves critical downhole tool space.

Measured data can be transmitted via the built-in RS-485 digital data link. Using on-board memory, the device also provides data logging functionality, allowing it to automatically store large amounts of data for future analysis.

@EMR_Automation #PAuto @Emerson_News @HHC_Lewis 

Weighing in with new website!

The BLH Nobel brand of Vishay Precision Group has launched a new mobile responsive website .

The fresh, new customer-friendly design of the site exemplifies the VPG brand's commitment to continuous quality improvements across all product and service offerings. This extends into website redevelopment which allows for the subsequent timely publication of high-quality, up-to-date technical product and market data, along with significant enhancements to onsite content search, to include both solutions- and applications-based findings. Direct communication links to sales and customer service may be found on virtually every page of the new site. Site translations into four languages, including French, German, Simplified Chinese, and Swedish, are planned for later this year.

Beyond these new features and functions, site users may now locate suitable process weighing and force measurement solutions directly from the homepage, via any one of six main sectional tabs: Markets, Solutions, Products, Case Studies, Support, and Contact Us. The Products tab allows the user to filter and sort by desired model features and parameters, with added benefit of a “related products” feed. The Support tab includes real-time access to product manuals and software downloads. An expanded News section includes real-time corporate announcements and technical notes, in addition to the very latest product releases. The Contact Us tab includes an interactive sales map, from which users may locate their nearest authorized sales representative via a series of dropdown menus, further organized by region.

@VPG_BLH_Nobel #PAuto @VishayIndust

EPSG-certified servo converters.

Baumüller's servo converter family b maXX is now available with a certified POWERLINK interface. The converter series b maXX 2500, 3300, 4400 and 5000 were recently awarded by the Ethernet POWERLINK Standardization Group (EPSG) as compliant with the POWERLINK specifications.
In addition to its house bus EtherCAT, Baumüller is thus also supporting POWERLINK and standard Ethernet as well as fieldbus systems, such as Sercos, EtherNET/IP, CANopen, ProfiNet IRT and Varan.

b maXX servo converter
The company sets new standards with its b maXX 5000 converter generation. The consistent continued enhancement of the successful b maXX series in the direction of module systems convinces with its high-performance power units in the cooling methods of air and water each with standard and plug-in cooling and cold plates, flexible expandability and connection to a continuous communication concept. Using converters and controllers by Baumüller in the performance range of 1 to 315 kW, both standardized and complex automation solutions are possible.

Power units with five cooling versions and seven sizes are also available for the controller series b maXX 4400. The series of converters and servo-controllers meets today's and future requirements of automation technology world-wide.

The servo converter b maXX 3300 is characterized by its compact and space-saving building type. The b maXX 3300 is a high-quality servo-controller with integrated position control for the low power range.

With the b maXX 2500, Baumüller has combined its proven b maXX 3300 converter series with the robust DSD2, DSC and DSP1 servo motors. This resulted in a compact drive with integrated electronics for decentralized automation in the high-end area up to 6 kW and a protection class of IP65.

Quick commissioning with software libraries
With their software module mechanical engineers and machine users benefit from pre-programmed comprehensive features, which simplify the commissioning of the servo converters on POWERLINK networks considerably and thus help achieve a faster time-to-market and high level of error security. The modules can easily be incorporated in the programming interface of the respective control unit so that there is not any additional programming work.

#PAuto @BM_Services #Baumüller

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Network Designed for the IIoT.

Adaptive Wireless Solutions, which has a long history of producing successful and effective wireless field transmitters, has introduced the Instrument Area Network (IAN), designed expressly for the Industrial Internet of Things.

The first release is for WirelessHART.  Zigbee, ISA100 and other IEEE802.15.4 networks will be available in the next year. In addition, a powered Central Controller, using Power over Ethernet, which will operate over MQTT will also be available.

Here are some of the unique features of the IAN Genesis product:

“ANY” network (WSN) – ISA, ZigBee etc. or GSM/Sat modem for long distance

No buttons or display on the Instruments
  • Instead intuitive visual metaphor for group membership dynamics
  • AWS uses an  AN (Admin Node – aka your tablet, or phone) for deeper HMI – its designed to be a good HMI !!

• Inherent security
  • Every sensor authenticates – no possible counterfeits
  • OTP (one time pad – the ONLY encryption proven to be mathematically perfect)
  • Digitally signed readings & changes – EVERY time (authentication and integrity) 

• Lifetime trace / Lifetime data (LTT / LTD)
  • EVERY reading/change is logged in the instrument

• Location services
  • Never “lose” a unit’s location
  • Images/video of WHERE the unit is situated INTO the unit ITSELF
  • Store any tag / GPS into the unit 

• Self-contained configuration and documentation
  • Works on Installation change it later
  • Eliminates processes and paperwork
  • Allows Cloning for replacement 

• Moves adds and changes INVISIBLE to the existing Wireless Sensor Network (simplicity)

Foreign ENs – aka cheap BLE sensors – allows these to be used but in fully controllable way, scale to tens of thousands on one Wireless Sensor Network without bogging down the WSN.

Eight times as many FULL sensors now than the Wireless Sensor Network was designed for – many more Foreign ENs (broadcasters)

• Smart instruments – calculate LOCALLY derived measures – reduce need for BW – use high speed Wi-Fi as needed – lower energy use overall.

•Adaptive Wireless Solutions made a presentation at the ARC Forum in Orlando earlier in the year.

 #AdaptiveWirelessSolutions I #PAuto #IAN #Wireless

Bridging the gap between industrial infrastructure and the digital world!

Opto 22 has been accepted into the IBM® Watson IoT™ Partner Ecosystem. This partnership provides developers with a full stack toolset for building applications that connect real-world signals and data from industrial “things” to the digital world of information technology, mobile, and cloud computing.
Tapping A $6 Trillion (€5.7 trillion) Opportunity
A Business Insider report forecasts there will be $4.8 trillion (€4.5 trillion) in aggregate IoT investment between 2016 and 2021. Billions of sensors, machines, and devices already exist in industrial infrastructure but are currently unable to connect to the Internet of things and cloud-based applications, like the IBM Watson IoT Platform.

This legacy equipment holds valuable untapped data that is needed to improve business processes and decisions in almost every enterprise and every industry. The partnership between IBM and Opto 22 enables developers to rapidly design, prototype, and deploy applications to connect existing industrial assets to the IBM Watson IoT platform and share their data, capabilities, and resources with other connected systems and assets, to build the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

Building IIoT applications has historically been complex, requiring multiple layers of expensive middleware and significant developer manpower. IIoT applications built from the ground up can take months or even years, and require expertise in both the operations technology (OT) domain, where industrial assets live, and the information technology (IT) domain, where digital and cloud computing assets exist. These long development cycles increase cost, slow time to market, and increase risk of IIoT project failure for customers. Together these problems delay and reduce the return on investment for implementing IIoT applications.

Streamlining and Simplifying IIoT Application Development
Through this new partnership between IBM and Opto 22, developers and systems integrators have a concise toolset for connecting the OT and IT domains. The partnership combines over 40 years of OT domain expertise and innovation from Opto 22 with over 100 years of IT domain expertise and innovation from IBM. Combining open technologies like RESTful APIs and Node-RED with powerful and proven computing platforms like the IBM Watson IoT platform decreases development time, eliminates the need for expensive middleware, reduces risk for customers, and gets solutions to market faster.

According to Evans Data Corporation, 79% of Internet of Things app developers spend at least 25% of their time on developing analytics tools.The Watson IoT Platform reduces the need to focus on developing analytics systems and provides everything needed to harness the full potential of the Internet of Things. Rather than reinventing the wheel, developers can tap into the already built toolset provided by the IBM Watson IoT Platform.

Developers can connect, set up, and manage edge processing devices like programmable automation controllers from Opto 22 and apply real-time analytics, cognitive services, and blockchain technology to the data generated by these devices. Cognitive APIs deliver natural-language processing, machine-learning capabilities, text analytics, and image analytics to help developers realize the potential of the cognitive era with the IBM Watson IoT Platform.

An Open Industrial Platform
Connecting existing industrial assets to IT systems requires translating the electrical signals (voltage and current) in the physical world to the bits and bytes of the digital world. Opto 22, respected worldwide for its 42-year history of product quality and innovation, manufactures the I/O and controllers that translate signals at the network edge from industrial assets into the language cloud computing systems like the Watson IoT Platform understand.

With a rich history in industrial automation, process control, building automation, industrial refrigeration, remote monitoring, and data acquisition applications, Opto 22 products provide robust industrial automation protocol support, including Modbus/TCP, EtherNet/IP and OPC UA. These industrial products also communicate and support well-known Internet technologies to support IIoT applications.

Where edge computing, decision making, autonomous control, data collection, and logic solving need to occur, Opto 22 products fuse together a rugged industrial control platform with open technologies like a built-in HTTP/HTTPS server, RESTful API, and Node-RED nodes to easily collect data from the edge and move it into the IBM Watson IoT Platform.

“The industrial automation and control industry is in transition right now,” says Benson Hougland, Vice President of Marketing and Product Strategy. “A product development strategy based on proprietary and closed technologies is outdated. The future of industrial automation and process control lies in the rising API and data economies made possible through open standards-based technologies. Our objective in partnering with IBM is to enable IIoT developers to build their applications faster using well-known and proven Internet tools and technology like Node-RED, RESTful APIs, and the IBM Watson IoT Platform.”

Designed on open standards and built for harsh industrial environments, Opto 22’s SNAP PAC System integrates hardware and software to simplify the typically complex process of understanding, selecting, and applying an automation system. The SNAP PAC System consists of these integrated components:

SNAP I/O™—analog, digital, and serial I/O modules for wiring directly to field devices, machines, and sensors. Wide variety of signal types; 1 to 32 I/O points per module; most I/O modules are guaranteed for life.

SNAP PAC brains—intelligent I/O processors for distributed control on Ethernet and serial networks

SNAP PAC controllers—standalone or rack-mounted industrial controllers with networking options and a RESTful API, or a software-based controller

PAC Project™ Software Suite—easy-to-use flowchart-based control programming, HMI (human-machine interface) development and runtime, plus optional OPC server, database connectivity software, and software-based controller for PC-based control

groov—an easy-to-use tool for building and using custom mobile operator interfaces and system dashboards to monitor and control systems and equipment from any web-enabled device

Getting Started With Opto 22 and IBM Watson IoT
Opto 22 has provided a recipe for developers to get started in connecting industrial systems to the Watson IoT Platform, as well as a video walking developers through the steps. Developers can access a trial version of the Watson IoT Platform on the IBM website.

@opto22 #PAuto @IBMIoT #IoT

Calibrating analytical instrumentation.

The International Society of Automation (ISA) and its corporate partner, Beamex, will co-host a free webinar 30 March 2017 on calibrating analytical instrumentation.

Ian Verhappen
The webinar, which will be held from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time, will feature three automation experts: Ian Verhappen, Senior Project Manager at CIMA+ (right); Ned Espy, Technical Director at Beamex; and Roy Tomalino, Calibration Engineer at Beamex.

This is the first of a series of webinars on maintaining analytical instrumentation. Common applications and challenges relating to analytical instrumentation as well as calibration best practices will be explained. The webinar will provide examples of how to document “one-sided” calibrations, such as pH/ORP and gas sensors/analyzers. This approach can apply to other instrumentation as well, such as meters, DCS and PLC inputs.

As Tomalino, Beamex Calibration Engineer, explains, “calibrating analytical devices is often times one-sided. Not to say it’s not fair but you tend to have a calibration standard on one side of the test and a display of numbers on the other. The display needs to be entered or keyed in somewhere. This manual entry on the input or output is why we call it a one-sided calibration. It’s still legitimate. It’s just not automated.”

The webinar, Tomalino continues, will focus on “the most common analytic calibrations. We’ll start with pH. Testing for pH is just about everywhere. Whether you are checking the cooling water discharge back to the river, the pH balance of your favorite beverage or the neutrality of your eye drops, this test is critical. It must be done right. What’s the best way to handle this test? We’ll cover that. What are the most common mistakes made testing pH? We’ll cover that, too.”

“Analytical instruments are relied upon to monitor critical control processes in wide variety of industrial settings,” emphasizes Jennifer Infantino Halsey, ISA's Director of Marketing & Communications. “By collaborating with Beamex to conduct this free webinar, we can ensure that our members, customers and the automation community as a whole receive expert guidance and recommendations on calibrating these important devices.”

@BeamexGlobal @isaexchange #PAuto

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Interfaces for CAN.

HMS has extended its CAN FD product portfolio by introducing several new IXXAT® CAN FD products, including new PC interfaces, bridges/routers, gateways and analysis tools.

The IXXAT PC interfaces for CAN FD and CAN are typically used for control, monitoring, analysis or configuration purposes. HMS now introduces the IXXAT USB-to-CAN FD — a new USB-connected version which is ideal for mobile analysis and configuration. More interface standards will soon be supported, as IXXAT CAN FD versions for Mini PCIe, PCIe 104, XMC and PMC are currently being developed (CAN FD on PCIe is already supported by the existing IXXAT CAN-IB 500/PCIe and CAN-IB 600/PCIe).

Thanks to the wide range of form factors, IXXAT CAN FD interfaces can be easily adapted to various applications. Depending on the version, the CAN FD interfaces offer up to two CAN FD and up to four CAN channels. Customers can also optionally choose galvanic decoupling or add other available interfaces, for example for LIN network connectivity. All CAN FD interfaces come with free-of-charge driver packages – VCI for Windows as well as ECI for Linux and real-time operating systems (VxWorks and RTX for CAN FD and CAN, INtime and QNX for CAN). The driver packages support all IXXAT PC interfaces with a uniform programming interface. Thanks to this, CAN-users can easily change the card type without changing the customer application.

IXXAT bridges and routers enable flexible CAN FD networking
With the new IXXAT CANbridge NT 420, HMS is introducing the world's first bridge/router with CAN and CAN FD support within one DIN rail mounted product. Using the CANbridge NT 420, system integrators can increase the length of their systems, apply filter and translation rules for the message transmission, as well as to de-couple CAN FD and CAN systems.

HMS now also launches the IXXAT CAN@net NT 420 Ethernet-to-CAN FD gateway, which can be used to enable network coupling over large distances via Ethernet (operating as a bridge), as well as to connect PCs or embedded controllers to CAN FD systems via Ethernet.

The IXXAT CANbridge NT and CAN@net NT are configured and managed through an easy-to-use Windows application. By using IXXAT repeaters and bridges, customers can benefit from increased system reliability and versatile networking. Both star and tree network topologies are allowed, as well as galvanic protection of network segments.

IXXAT canAnalyser now also for CAN FD
The IXXAT canAnalyser is a Windows-based analysis tool for CAN – and now also CAN FD. It targets developers and service technicians who are developing or commissioning CAN FD devices and systems. Besides online display and analysis of CAN FD raw data or interpreted signals, the canAnalyser offers flexible message transmission as it can send messages once, cyclically or as command-controlled sequences. Furthermore, messages can be recorded to hard disk, which enables offline analysis of the message traffic. Customer-specific functions can be achieved via a .NET interface to the product.

A free, basic version of the tool, the "canAnalyser Mini", is included with all IXXAT PC interfaces and available for download on the IXXAT webpage.

@HMSIxxat #PAuto @HMSAnybus

Web-based data management.

The OTT Hydromet Group has launched a new web-based data management service for remote monitoring stations.

“Hydromet Cloud represents a step-change in data management,” comments their Managing Director in Britain Nigel Grimsley. “Subscribers to this new service are provided with fast, simple access to both live and historical data, which opens new opportunities for exploiting the value of ‘Big Data’.”

Packed with new features and highly cost-effective, Hydromet Cloud provides users with easy access to secure data from field monitoring sites at any time and from almost anywhere via or the Hydromet Cloud mobile App. Typical applications include hydrology, meteorology and water quality.

Data are transmitted from field stations through a variety of methods including satellite, cellular (GPRS/3G/4G) or wired internet connection, and stored/backed-up in the cloud.
Designed for flexibility, users are able to create their own dashboard to quickly collate frequently viewed data, which can be displayed as plots, tables or values, and exported in a variety of formats, which enables easy analysis of trends. This facility to create a bespoke display is enhanced by a map view with colour-coded map pins (for alarm status), current data values and colour-coded parameter values highlighting alarm status. Alarms are user-defined for values, rate of change etc. and alarm messages are issued automatically by email, text or push notification on a mobile phone. Separate limits can be set for both warning and critical levels, and users can also create alarm distribution groups for notifications.

The Hydromet Cloud mobile App provides a quick and easy opportunity to view the status of an entire network or an individual monitoring station, with options to send/share data directly from a smartphone or tablet (iOS or Android). It is also possible to create and save ‘My Plots’ to quickly recall common plots of one or more parameters graphically illustrating recent data.

Hydromet Cloud provides secure infrastructure to receive, decode, process, display, and store measurement data from nearly any remote monitoring station via a cloud-based data hosting platform. Alternatively, for those wishing to conduct their own data processing, Hydromet Cloud delivers raw data (as it is transmitted by the station) using a dedicated download page, which is updated as soon as the data arrives. The system is fully compatible with the latest OTT and Sutron data logger/communication devices, in addition to a wide variety of OTT, Sutron, and Hydrolab sensors for water quantity and quality measurements, as well as Lufft meteorological sensors, third-party sensors and IP cameras.

Summarising, Nigel says: “We are very excited about the opportunities that Hydromet Cloud will create for our customers. This is the first major new product development since the acquisition of Sutron Corporation and is a great example of the synergy that has been created by merging the companies’ development teams.

“Our customers know that data serves two purposes: one, to enable the analysis of background trends, and two to quickly and easily facilitate management by exception when alarm conditions arise. Hydromet Cloud achieves both.”

@OTTHydrometry #PAuto

Telemetry sensor system for hazardous areas.

An intrinsically safe version of Mantracourt's established T24 wireless telemetry sensor system has been launched.
The new X24 range of products is ATEX and IECEx approved for Zones 1 & 2 and was developed after feedback from existing users of the T24 system, many of whom wanted to extend this versatile system into hazardous areas. In the field, X24 has been found to be particularly suited to the petrochemical and industrial processing industries.

“We are very excited about the new opportunities this product provides for our customer base. In the past we were frequently asked for a wireless solution in explosive environments and our design team have worked diligently to develop the X24 product range in response. We have extensively field-tested these new products in a wide variety of applications and customers have been impressed with how seamlessly the new products could be integrated.” says Jonathan Purdue, Sales Manager at Mantracourt.

Alongside its ATEX / IECEx status, modularity is the key feature. The X24 system comprises 3 products that are certified for use in hazardous areas - the X24-HD handheld display unit, X24-ACMI-SA cased transmitter and X24-SAe OEM transmitter. These new products currently operate with strain bridge inputs and gather and transmit data from force, weight, torque and pressure sensors. Being fully compatible with Mantracourt’s T24 system, the data is transmitted to T24 receivers within the safe zone. This compatibility also means that the X24 system can be retrofitted, so companies can extend its existing T24 wireless network into hazardous areas, reducing installation costs and providing quick setup.

All three units display many of the notable features seen in equivalent products in the T24 system including high resolution/low noise electronics, long battery life of up to 5 years, proprietary license-free 2.4 GHz radio and a system range of up to 800m. However, new X24 products are manufactured with intrinsically safe electronics and are approved for use in explosive atmospheres Zone 1 and Zone 2, with the X24-SAe extending to dust Zones 21 and 22.

The transmitter module, X24-ACMi-SA measures strain bridge input and delivers it to the T24 receivers in the safe zone, or X24-HD in the hazardous area. It is housed in an environmentally sealed IP67 enclosure with battery holder for two Lithium Energiser L91 AA batteries.
The X24-HD is a lightweight, portable design and certified to IP67. With simple and intuitive button control it receives data and displays data from the remote transmitter module such as X24-ACMi-SA as well as any T24 transmitter. The product can display data from any transmitter detected or the operator can define up to 24 specific transmitters. The functionality is complemented by the ability to rename each channel to whatever you require.
The X24-SAe is a product specifically for OEM sensor manufacturers. This transmitter, comprising a PCB board with antenna measures strain bridge input and transmits data to X24 and T24 receivers. The PCB module provides OEMs and those who supply approved strain bridge sensor products with a quick route to manufacture.

Once in the safe zone, users of the system have access to the complete T24 product range. This includes the base stations and T24 Toolkit and visualisation software. The Toolkit can be used to configure both the T24 and X24 systems,
The free data logging and visualisation software allows users to log up to 100 channels and build visual displays. Alarms can be set that can indicate under and over range and can alert users to loss in communication, low battery and error reports. In recognition that we now work in an increasingly mobile world, Mantracourt has also included a built in web server that provides a summary view page to other computers, tablets and smart phones, both Apple and Android.

@mantracourt #PAuto #Ex

Bringing IIoT to life!

During CERAWeek 2017 by IHS Markit (March 6-10 in Houston TX USA), Emerson at CERAWeek brings the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) to life with a series of Integrated Operations (iOps) simulations, including augmented reality helmets and mobility tools that demonstrate the future of real-time operations and the manufacturing worker of the future.

Emerson's Mike Train 
New automation and digitisation technologies deliver measurable business improvements to oil and gas companies. Demonstrating the “ROI from Big Data” investments at CERAWeek’s first-ever Technology Agora, they explore the critical role of technology and innovation in the global energy future.

The company features an iOps Command Centre that relies on automation, pervasive sensing, remote monitoring, augmented reality and IoT technologies to remove physical barriers and improve decision making for operational improvements. Emerson helps oil and gas companies more easily and effectively access and use tens of thousands of data points to achieve top performance in operations, reliability, energy management, and safety in facilities ranging from oil and gas wells to offshore platforms, refineries and petrochemical plants.

At the iOps Command Centre they demonstrate how a real-world shale gas operation harnesses the power of Industrial IoT to expand digital intelligence to the entire manufacturing enterprise. It provides a clear business case for Industrial IoT investment, with an emphasis on targeting specific business challenges and achieving measurable success with limited investment.

“Market volatility is driving a cautious ‘grind it out’ mentality, yet company operating performance goals demand new, transformational thinking and action,” says Mike Train, Emerson Automation Solutions president. “Technology offers a vast set of new options, and Emerson will demonstrate how to put the ROI in IOT.”

The Emerson iOps and Augmented Reality experience is available until next Friday, March 10, in the Technology Agora at CERAWeek 2017.

Emerson speakers at CERAWeek 2017 include Emerson CEO David Farr on “Whatever Happened to Globalisation”; Emerson President Ed Monser on “Gas and its Markets”; Emerson Automation Solutions President Mike Train on “Service Company Strategies: Positioning for the Future”; and Emerson Automation Solutions Chief Strategic Officer Peter Zornio on “Technology Innovation in Energy Sector: Evolution or Revolution?”.

 @EMR_Automation @CERAWeek #PAuto #IoT

Magnetic connectors.

Rosenberger has developed a product family which offers an intelligent alternative to mechanical connecting. These magnetic connectors support all standard functions, including a high number of mating cycles and vibration resistance.

They are also suitable for power and signal transmission. Furthermore, they come complete with the benefit of automatic magnetic connection and are easy to clean. They can thus be relied upon for correct connection even in locations that are difficult to access. A major advantage is the break-away function, which prevents damage caused by unintentional disconnection.

Possible applications for the magnetic connectors include charging and synchronizing smartphones, tablets, and cameras as well as connecting printers and hard drives. Other applications include medical devices, electric wheelchairs, hospital infotainment systems, and consumer products such as kitchen appliances, data glasses, and automation technology.

#Rosenberger #PAuto

Monday, March 6, 2017

New products in gas & emissions products.

Quantitech will unveil a number of major new product initiatives at AQE 2017 (24/25 May 2017) that will be of great interest to anyone involved with gas analysis and emissions monitoring.
“Since the last AQE event, we have been acquired by Gasmet Technologies and invested in new resources so that we are now able to offer complete integrated continuous emissions monitoring systems,” says Managing Director Ken Roberts. “In addition, we will launch a new range of MCERTS approved FID analysers, offering fixed, portable and EX versions.

“Quantitech’s new integrated system capability is built around the Gasmet CEMS II e MCERTS approved FTIR multigas analyser, with options for additional measurements of oxygen, TOC, particulates, temperature, pressure and flow.”

The same MCERTS approved technology is employed in the Gasmet DX4000 portable heated FTIR analyser, and this will also feature on the Quantitech stand, in addition to the DX4040 FTIR ambient gas analyser.

Visitors to the Quantitech stand (62 & 63) will also be able to see MCERTS approved FID analysers, including the PT63 Portable FID, from SK Elektronik and, for the first time in Britain, new laser gas analysers for a wide range of process gas monitoring applications.

@Quantitech #PAuto #AQE17