A123’s new 26650 cylindrical cell is the next generation that brings greater power and energy density and lower impedance. This versatile lithium-ion cell is suitable for a wide variety of applications and systems designs.
Proven performance in the toughest conditions, combining durability, reliability, and safety, the 26650 cylindrical cell offers an excellent combination of price-performance.
The cylindrical cell’s primary applications are for use as portable, high-power devices and as stationary battery backup systems.
Endress+Hauser releases the Memograph M RSG45 Data Manager, a compact device that can serve as a data acquisition system for small process control applications. The RSG45 acquires up to 14 discrete and 20 universal/HART analog inputs from process sensors, displays sensor data on its 7-inch multicolor TFT screen, records the data internally, performs math calculations and alarm checks, and transmits the data to a PC or any control system via Ethernet, RS232/485, Modbus, Profibus DP or PROFINET digital communication links. Data can also be stored to a device plugged into the USB or the SD port.
Inputs to the RSG45 include 4-20mA, 4-20mA with HART, voltage, RTD, thermocouple, pulse, frequency and current. The base unit can accommodate up to 14 discrete inputs, 2 analog outputs and 12 relay outputs. Up to five I/O cards can be added to the base unit, allowing up to 20 universal/HART analog inputs. Data is stored in tamper-proof internal memory, on an SD card or on a USB stick-all of which fulfill the security requirements of FDA 21 CFR part 11. An integrated web server allows browser-based access to the unit via laptops, PCs, smartphones, tablets, handheld maintenance devices and remote systems.
Batch management software allows users to reliably record and visualize process data. User-definable or externally controlled analysis intervals can be configured for up to four batches simultaneously. Batches are assigned batch-specific values and the measured data, start, end and duration of every batch, along with the current batch status, are displayed on the device. At the end of the batch, a batch print-out is automatically sent to the device’s USB or network printer, or can be printed out on a connected PC.
The energy package allows users to calculate the mass and energy flow in water and steam applications on the basis of the flow, pressure, temperature or temperature difference input variables. Other energy calculations are also possible for glycol-based refrigerant media.
The E6000 analyzer can measure up to six gases simultaneously: O2, CO, NO, NO2, SO2, CxHy (HC) and H2S. It also includes a dilution pump for CO auto-range measurements up to 50,000 ppm. The analyzer has a built-in printer, full color graphic display, and temperature and pressure measurements. The internal data memory can save up to 2,000 tests automatically. The software package comes with a USB and Bluetooth.
The HWHK Series from Hammond Manufacturing is a family of easy to open, yet secure, wall mount enclosures designed to house electrical and/or electronic equipment in harsh industrial environments. Available as standard in 30 sizes in six heights from 24 to 60 inches, five widths from 16 to 36 inches and five depths from 6 to 16 inches, the range is specifically engineered for use in heavy industrial plants, utility, outdoor municipal or other locations where the enclosure sits in harsh conditions and is frequently opened for internal equipment access.
Access is via a durable zinc die-cast handle with padlock provision, which operates a smooth action three-point roller latch locking system that gives excellent sealing with minimum effort in opening and closing the door. The rugged full height stainless steel piano hinge enables 180° door opening, and the removable hinge pin allows the door to be demounted if required.
Manufactured from 14-gauge mild steel, finished with a recoatable smooth ANSI 61 gray powder coating to both the interior and exterior, the HWHK features ground smooth continuously welded seams, a formed lip to exclude flowing liquids and contaminants and a seamless poured-in place gasket. It meets the requirements of UL 508 Type 3R, 4 and 12, CSA Type 3R, 4 and 12, NEMA 3R, 4, 12 and 13 and IP66 to IEC 60529.
Antaira Technologies is proud to announce its expansion in the industrial networking infrastructure family with the LMP-0800G series.
Antaira Technologies’ LMP-0800G series is a cost effective 8-port industrial gigabit PoE+ managed Ethernet switch line with a 48~55VDC power input. Each unit is designed with eight 10/100/1000Tx gigabit ports that are IEEE 802.3at/af compliant (PoE+/PoE) with a PoE power output up to 30W per port. With a 16 Gigabit backplane speed, the LMP-0800G supports Jumbo Frames and wide bandwidth for huge Ethernet data packet transmission for edge level connectivity solutions. The product series provides high EFT, surge (2,000VDC) and ESD (6,000VDC) protection; and built with dual power input design with reverse polarity protection. There is also a built-in relay warning function to alert maintainers when power failures occur. This makes it ideal for applications requiring high reliability and distance extension.
This product series is pre-loaded with “Layer 2” network management software that supports an ease of use Web Console or Telnet through the serial console by CLI configuration. All Antaira managed switches provide the ring network redundancy function with STP/RSTP/MSTP and the ITU-T G.8032 (ERPS – Ethernet Ring Protection Switch) protocol which supports a <50ms network recovery time, eliminating the compatibility issue for any existing network concerns. The advanced network filtering and security functions, IGMP, VLAN, QoS, SNMP, Port lock, RMON, Modbus TCP and 802.1X/HTTPS/SSH/SSL increase determinism and improve network management for remote SCADA systems or control networks. Plus, the advanced PoE ping alarm software function allows users to recycle power on any remote powered device (PD) through PoE ports. The external USB2.0 port allows users to export and save all the configuration settings. Lastly, the flexible “custom label” feature allows networking planners to name each connection port. By naming each port, the networking planners can easily manage remote field devices.
Power Costs Inc. has updated its optimization algorithms to include sophisticated hydro network modeling. Optimizing thermal generation, hydro generation and/or pumping resources, reservoirs, and fuel constraints, ancillary services simultaneously is a highly complex process. Adding cascading hydro network, elevation and head-dependent efficiency parameters to the problem is even more challenging. The latest version of PCI GenTrader is deploying the most advanced algorithms to solve these challenges and is taking hydro-thermal and network optimization to the next level. Four key model elements distinguish PCI GenTrader’s enhanced hydro network model:
Complex Topology Users may define a complex hydrological network with reservoirs and ponds and then connect them through waterways. Multiple hydro-electric generators can be fed by reservoirs via penstocks. Pumps can be configured to move water between two reservoirs. Each water path can be constrained with minimum and maximum flow rates expressed in cubic feet per second (cfs). Local inflows (e.g., rainfall) and outflows (leakage and evaporation) can be specified as well. Water level, flow rates, and even spillways can be controlled to achieve desired water management objectives.
Reservoir elevation is expressed in feet, storage in acre-feet and flows in cubic feet per second. During the optimization process, PCI GenTrader performs the necessary internal conversions as described in the next section.
A key to incorporating detailed hydro characteristics in any optimization is the inclusion of non-linear conversion curves that define the relationship of water to electrical energy. GenTrader uses such curves for:
In order to accurately capture the efficiency effects of varying head levels, GenTrader explicitly calculates upper reservoir level and tailrace level. Since tailrace elevation can vary significantly with discharge rate, GenTrader includes this calculation to obtain a precise head level.
Alliance Sensors Group is offering a system for drop-in mounting their PGHD series LVDTs for use on GE steam turbines that currently utilize GE’s inductive valve position sensors. These mounting kits utilize the same hole spacing and produce the same center height as the existing GE sensors. They are available for mounting a either a single PGHD LVDT or a dual-redundant stacked pair of PGHD LVDTs. These kits make it unnecessary to design new mounting schemes or to fabricate new hardware when replacing the old GE sensors. The picture below shows how the GEDS kit makes mounting a pair of PGHD LVDTs for dual redundant operation a simple undertaking.
1. Mounting hardware meets the same hole spacing as the GE mounting blocks and produces the same center height
LVDT Linear Position Sensors can be repackaged with modern materials to address conditions associated with thorium-based nuclear power and high sulfidation processes associated with heavy oil, process control and bio-chemicals.
Macro Sensors’ HSAR Hermetically Sealed Sensors are constructed entirely of stainless steel along with coil windings sealed against hostile environments to IEC standard IP-68. The conduit exit of these AC-operated sensors ensures a hermetic seal from the operating environment.
For harsher environments, the HLR 750 Series LVDT Linear Position Sensors for Hazardous Locations meet UL and ATEX requirements for Class I Division 1 & 2, Zones 1 & 2. Macro Sensors offers Teflon-free, half bridge versions of these AC-operated linear position sensors that are popular in steam turbine applications in radiation environments.
As passive sensors, the HSTAR, HSAR and HLR sensors can operate in more robust applications, offering a high mean time between failures. LVDT electronics that power these sensors, like Macro Sensors’ EAZY-CAL LVC-4000 LVDT Signal Conditioner, can be partitioned from harsh environments, enabling the Nuclear LVDT sensors to operate under more extreme conditions than is viable with DC-operated sensors having internal electronics.
WAGO Corp.’s new Proportional Valve Module significantly simplifies the connection of hydraulic or pneumatic valves to the WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM 750. Just 12 mm wide, the compact 750-632 Proportional Valve Module offers a high-performance solution with flexible valve control operation modes.
Two single-coil valves or one dual-coil valve can be controlled either uni- or bi-directionally. For each channel or coil, the output current is 2A in 1-channel operation and 1.6A in 2-channel operation. In connection with a lower set point/actual value deviation, both small and large valves can be controlled reliably and with high repeatability.
The 750-632 features two current-controlled pulse-width modulation outputs (24V) with adjustable dither. Discrete dither frequency setting minimizes the motion, which is adjusted to the valve around the rest position, allowing the set point to be defined without considering static friction. This also prevents the valve from being stuck due to medium residues. Set point definition can be adjusted to the application via both scaling and configurable up/down ramps.
The Proportional Valve Module can operate via any popular fieldbus (e.g., MODBUS TCP, EtherNet I/P, CAN or PROFIBUS) and offers reliable CAGE CLAMP connection technology. Ideal for heavy equipment that uses high-pressure pneumatic or hydraulic valves, the 750-632 can be utilized across a variety of industries, including mining, oil and gas, heavy mobile equipment and metal forming.
Siemens has equipped the latest generation of its rugged, ready-to-run industrial notebooks with a multitude of practical functions for mobile engineering. The Simatic Field PG m5 programming device has been designed with pre-installed Simatic TIA Portal (Totally Integrated Automation) engineering software for fast and efficient configuration, commissioning, service and maintenance, as well as for engineering work in technical bureaus. There are two versions of the new notebook with robust hardware for mobile use in industrial plants: The Comfort version is equipped with an Intel Core i5 processor, the Advanced version with a more powerful Intel Core i7 processor. The Advanced device can also be configured with the interfaces of the previous Simatic S5 controller generation.
Simatic memory cards can be programmed directly on the industrial notebook through the Simatic Card Reader interface. The Simatic Field PG m5 is delivered ready-to-run with pre-installed Simatic engineering software. It has also been optimized for engineering with the TIA Portal – for the current and previous generations of Simatic controllers and HMI (Human Machine Interface) devices.
The Simatic Field PG m5 is equipped with a fast DDR4 work memory of up to 32 GB and an impact-resistant, fast, exchangeable, solid-state technology mass storage device of up to 1 terabyte. The space-saving, three-pole power supply unit is supplemented by a powerful accumulator with sophisticated accumulator management and a smartphone charging concept: In off-mode, the Field PG can be used as a power bank. Integrated TPM (Trusted Platform Module) data security functions and WoL (Wake on LAN) and iAMT (Intel’s Active Management Technology) increase the level of security when using the hard disk and simplify remote administration in the company network.
Alliance Sensors Group’s S1A and SC-100 DIN-rail-mounted, push-button-calibrated LVDT signal conditioners were developed by listening to customers and LVDT manufacturers’ comments and wish list. This has allowed Alliance Sensors Group to design and build signal conditioners that work with all different types of LVDTs, LVRTs, GE “buck-boost” LVDTs for gas turbines, half-bridge pencil gaging probes, and RVDTs, rather than only satisfying markets where they are strong and not addressing the concerns of LVDT users with other applications.
Solution: S1A and SC-100 LVDT Signal Conditioners offer smart and fast LVDT setup with built-in null indication and simple front panel pushbuttons to set zero and full scale. Calibration time is now reduced from at least 20 minutes per channel to just a minute or two.
• Unique auto-mastering for master/slave operation – even if a master were to fail, the S1A and SC-100 can eliminate beat frequency effects in remaining units
The S-Unit range has been specifically designed by CMR for the simple and effective condition monitoring of safety backup diesel genset systems used in nuclear power plants. Designed to be compliant with nuclear energy industry standards and ensure that backup diesel gensets continue to operate at optimum performance, the units provide advance warning of potential problems and serious damage, improving the scheduling of maintenance programs.
The next generation S128 and S129 units comprise easily configurable 32 channel analogue inputs for the accurate condition monitoring of key engine characteristics. These include measurement of exhaust gas temperature, bearings temperature, water temperature, stator winding temperature, pressure, lubrication oil temperature and other features.
Designed to withstand harsh and demanding operational environments, the robust units have two operational modes, providing a permanent display of the last channel manually scanned or the automatic display of all sensor channels.
A user friendly interface and front panel keyboard enables configuration changes to be made easily, allowing individual output relay settings to be modified and alarm groups and set points to be fixed.
Siemens has extended its Sinema Remote Connect software for the efficient maintenance of distributed plants and machines to include a number of new security and virtualization functions. Alongside OpenVPN, Version 1.2 of the management platform now also features IPsec encryption, allowing a wide range of various machines with different security protocols to be flexibly connected. The new version is also capable of running in a virtualized environment. This not only increases the flexibility and availability of the platform but also the efficiency of maintenance and support services. The management platform is particularly suited for series and special-purpose machine building.
The Sinema Remote Connect management platform is a server application, allowing users to conveniently and securely maintain widely distributed plants or machines by means of remote access. Depending on the supported security protocols, machines can now be flexibly connected, either by OpenVPN or IPsec. This facility means that Sinema Remote Connect can communicate securely over routers with the majority of connected machines. Siemens also offers a complete solution for virtualization (Simatic Virtualization as a Service): The solution encompasses set-up of the Sinema Remote Connect Server, the configuration of virtual machines and their network structure, the installation and configuration of the operating system and ready-to-use installation of the Simatic software. To support the virtualized systems over their entire life cycle, Siemens offers a number of inter-coordinated services, including Simatic Remote Services for remote access by means of a cRSP (common Remote Service Platform), and Managed Support Services, which encompass all support activities surrounding the virtualized host system.
E2S Warning Signals launched the new ‘D1x’ range of alarm horns, PA loudspeakers and integrated alarm horn/Xenon strobe warning units employ the latest electronic technology and acoustic engineering in robust, marine grade, Lm6 aluminum enclosures. Designed to create the most effective warning signals available for use in Class I/II Division 1, Zone 1 & Zone 20 environments, the UL/cULs approved alarm horns and combined units are available with traditional directional flare horns or omni-directional radial horns that generate a uniform 360° sound dispersion.
The company also showcases its new ‘GNEx’ GRP Xenon strobe beacons, which add visual signaling to the explosion proof and corrosion resistant GNEx family. Suitable for all Zone 1, 2, 21 & 22 hazardous location applications the ‘GNEx’ beacons have extended temperature range with IECEx and ATEX approvals. For applications with high levels of ambient light the GNExB2 beacon is available in 10, 15 and 21 Joule variants producing up to 902cd – a very high output Xenon strobe. The GNExB1 offers a 5 Joule Xenon strobe in a compact lightweight enclosure. Complementing the family is the GNExJ2 Ex d junction box, which, having multiple cable entries and terminal configurations is suitable for a large variety of applications. All ‘GNEx’ beacons can be supplied as plate mounted assemblies configured with and without an alarm horn sounder or junction box. These new Xenon strobe beacon visual signals broaden the ‘GNEx’ family which includes alarm horn sounders, PA loudspeakers and manual call points for activation of fire alarms, gas detection and emergency shutdown systems.
Siemens is launching Version 9 of Simit, marking a new generation of its acclaimed virtual commissioning and plant operator training simulation software. The new software generation is based on a standardized simulation platform. Using Simit 9, automation functions can be comprehensively tested for development or functional faults and optimized prior to actual plant commissioning using real time simulation and emulation. By adopting existing planning, engineering and automation data as well as libraries containing functionally capable components over interfaces to Comos and Simatic PCS 7, the new Simit generation helps real commissioning processes to be carried out more quickly, more economically and with fewer risks.
Simit 9 allows testing and optimization of the automation solution within the simulation and emulation environment on a completely virtual basis using a totally integrated virtual controller. The virtual plant test can be performed directly at the workplace without available plant equipment and without the need for in-depth simulation expertise.
The new Simit generation also offers scope for safe, efficient training of plant operating personnel. Different plant operating scenarios can be simulated using realistic training environments. Operators can be familiarized with the plant using original operator panel screens and automation programs in advance of actual commissioning. Using Simit as a training system not only reduces the use of actual resources, it also allows possible hazards for operating staff in running operation to be minimized or even avoided altogether.
The Sinamics DCP DC power converter from Siemens extends the scalable power range achievable with a parallel connection up to 480 kilowatts. The high switching frequency enables smaller nuclear reactors to be used, giving the unit very space-saving dimensions. The integrated voltage control allows the DC/DC power converter also to be used as a high-power 0 to 800 V DC voltage source.
The Sinamics DCP is suitable for industrial and multi-generator applications in the renewable energy sector. As a buck-boost converter with scalable power, the device can work in either motor or generator mode. The unit can connect two DC voltage levels, irrespective of these levels, on both the input and output side. This makes the Sinamics DCP ideal for charging and discharging batteries and supercapacitors. Internal protective measures ensure that the connected devices are neither overcharged nor completely discharged. The high internal switching frequency makes the compact design and low weight possible. The overload capability of up to 150 percent of the rated current allows it to be used in even highly dynamic applications.
The Sinamics DCP DC/DC power converter can be used in a range of applications. These include its use as a hybrid system with energy storage in photovoltaic and wind power plants, or for covering peak loads in press applications. It can also be used in diesel-powered gantry cranes and storage and retrieval systems, as well as in rapid charging stations for electric cars, and as a voltage source for test rig equipment in the automotive industry. Stationary battery storage systems can also be implemented with Sinamics DCP.
Ideal Power Inc. introduced its new SunDial solar photovoltaic (PV) string inverter which includes an optional bi-directional 3rd port for direct integration of solar with energy storage during initial installation or any time in the future. The SunDial is a compact, efficient, and fully isolated PV string inverter with an integrated PV combiner, disconnects, and a built-in Maximum Power Point Tracker (MPPT). It also features an optional, low cost “plug and play” bi-directional DC port kit. This new “solar first, storage ready” design is the only commercial string inverter available with a field-upgradable, bi-directional energy storage port, making the system market ready today for the solar + storage market.
The initial SunDial product is a 30kW system (Model 30PV+S) based on Ideal Power’s patented and award winning Power Packet Switching Architecture with 1000V max PV DC input and 480V, 3-phase output. It is the first in a planned family of field-upgradable SunDial PV string inverters. An important new feature of the SunDial system will be a newly designed AC link providing true galvanic isolation from the AC to the DC ports, enabling PV installations to be either grounded or true floating. The new SunDial inverter is comparable in size and cost to today’s widely used transformerless PV string inverters, but is fully isolated and offers the additional value of an optional, upgradable fully isolated bi-directional port for direct storage integration. The SunDial can be applied to both new PV installations and PV system retrofits where there is a desire to add energy storage to an existing array.
Senior Operations LLC Metal Bellows has developed a high pressure bellows seal, the DELTA P, for use in injection valve applications. The DELTA P is capable of withstanding high external system pressures, while maintaining low differential pressure across the edge welded bellows. This low differential pressure feature enables the bellows to be designed with thinner material, which increases the stroking and cycle life capability. This bellows seal is ideal for use in gas lift valve applications. Senior has applied for a patent on this new technology.
The WNM Wireless Network Module from Moore Industries has been redesigned with a new, sleeker housing and now incorporates both Serial and Ethernet communications in one model. The WNM, originally released in 2011, has been an accurate and reliable solution for sending process signals between remote field sites. The WNM provides a low-cost wireless communications link between field sites that are in rugged or impassable terrain, with a single unit transmitting for up to 30 miles and the ability to act as a repeater for a virtually unlimited transmission range.
The bi-directional WNM employs Spread Spectrum Frequency Hopping technology to avoid interference problems caused by crowded radio spectrums. This technology allows multiple radio networks to use the same band while in close proximity. Operating at standard operating frequencies of 902-928MHz or 2.4-2.4835GHz, the WNM does not require a regulatory license and can typically be installed without performing costly RF site surveys.
The WNM is ideal for use with the Moore Industries NCS NET Concentrator System®, as well as other SCADA and distributed I/O systems. As a result of its redesign, the WNM now supports data communications networks that use Ethernet and serial (RS-485) communications in one model. In each WNM network, one module is set as a Master. This can be set to communicate with a single WNM remote unit in a Point-to-Point architecture or multiple WNM remote units in a Point-to-Multipoint architecture.
Carlo Gavazzi Inc. launched a new line of modular monitoring systems for energy management. VMU-C EM is a data logger system for small to medium projects, VMUC-Y EM is a hardware data aggregator for medium to larger projects and Em2 Server is a software solution for large projects. They are designed to complement the extensive line of Carlo Gavazzi energy maters and current transformers.
The VMU-C EM is a combination of hardware modules, whose primary function is to collect data from a network of energy meters and environmental sensors and then make this data available to end users utilizing industry standard methods, such as integrated web server, FTP, HTTP and Modbus/TCP data transfers. In addition to data management, the VMU-C EM platform can provide a relay output, SMS or email alarms and scalable pulse rate inputs. The VMU-C EM can function as a standalone data logging solution for applications with up to 32 meters or as a data gateway for larger installations.
The VMU-Y EM is a data aggregator that is built upon the VMU-C EM hardware platform, with a primary function of aggregating data from a network of VMU-C EM data loggers in applications where support for more than 32 energy meters is required. The VMU-Y EM relies on VMU-C EM data loggers to collect the data from energy meters and environmental sensors, but it is also responsible for the management of collected data and web server function. Up to 10 VMU-C EM / 320 meters can be managed by single VMU-Y EM.
The Em2 Server is a software solution provided as a Virtual Machine software appliance to be hosted either in a customer’s facility or remote server. Similar to the VMU-Y EM, the Em2 Server relies on the VMU-C EM for communication with energy meters. It aggregates data in large applications with up to 100 VMU-C EM loggers / 3,200 energy meters and provides web server function.
WAGO offers a wide variety of shielding products to assist in eliminating unwanted electrical noise. Used with WAGO’s new shield clamp that features an exclusive latching spring, 790 Series adjustable busbars provide excellent shield contact and performance. The adjustable carriers are available with heights from 70 to 80 mm. Busbars can be cut to any desired length.
Adjustable busbar carriers are also compatible with other WAGO shield accessories offering a one-stop solution that makes any installation quick and easy.
Laser Components Flexpoint laser module series now includes dot and line lasers with 488 nm. Therefore, in addition to 405 nm and 450 nm, a third wavelength is available in the blue spectral range.
Depending on the beam profile, the output power amounts to up to 40 mW. Due to the narrow-banded emission of 488 nm ±2 nm, these laser modules are optimally suited for fluorescence applications, spectroscopic applications, and particle measurements.
In addition to standard modules, customized laser modules can be developed and produced at attractive prices.
AURA Controls has introduced a self-relieving, high-pressure regulator designed to provide primary pressure control of non-corrosive gas or liquid for delivery pressures up to 4500 psig. The new EXH regulator is suited for applications including test benches, high-pressure cylinder control, hydraulics and more.
The EXH ensures accurate control and stable downstream pressure in a durable, compact design. Ideal for applications requiring variable delivery pressures, it vents excess downstream pressure to the atmosphere through the bonnet as the regulator set-point is reduced. Its high-load marginal spring provides consistent delivery pressures even at high-flow rates while its non-rising stem design minimizes the equipment’s footprint.
Fully configurable to meet end-user specifications, the EXH is available in PTFE, PCTFE, and PEEK seat materials along with orifice sizes up to 0.2 to accommodate application-specific process conditions. Standard threaded bonnets and screw holes allow the regulator to be flush or panel-mounted for ease of installation.
Combined with multiple porting configurations and an extensive range of delivery pressures, the EXH is the precise and reliable choice for high-pressure applications. Each regulator is 100 percent helium leak-checked and fully flow- and function-tested to ensure the highest levels of durability and performance available.
Doble Engineering Co., a subsidiary of ESCO Technologies Inc., released its Field Force Automation program, a customizable platform that helps power companies meet requirements of new NERC CIP regulations by standardizing diagnostic testing and data collection programs through a combination of rugged controllers, testing software, custom engineering and data management processes.
Using Field Force Automation, companies are able to consolidate field test data and automatically save and sync it from the jobsite to the office. By automating as many as seven manual steps in traditional testing workflows, companies can greatly reduce the risk of human error and expedite the data collection process. Supervisors and managers are able to immediately access the data the moment it is synced, review it in real time and remotely access the controllers to collaborate with their field engineers and verify test results before leaving the job site. Rather than having test data stored in disparate forms and various locations, Field Force Automation centralizes the data and drastically improves its security, ultimately providing the right people with access to reliable, comprehensive data.
One of the ways Doble’s Field Force Automation program helps companies meet the new NERC CIP Version 6 standards is through its rugged controllers which are configured as “locked-down” devices to ensure they are only able to execute necessary, work-related tasks and to limit its communication capabilities for security purposes.
The program also makes it easy for Doble to generate government-facing reports for clients to demonstrate compliance and adherence to testing and data management processes. These reports can show who has used the program, what system they accessed it from, its geographical location, the software version and the specific work that was done. Providing this level of specificity ultimately helps utility companies to successfully complete audits.
H. G. Schaevitz LLC, Alliance Sensors Group is proud to release its LA-25-A series LVDT linear position sensors, designed to handle extreme industrial environments. Available in ranges from 3 inches (75 mm) to 15 inches (375 mm), the LA-25-A is ideal for roller gap positioning, process valve displacement, head box and actuator position feedback with the durability to withstand the harsh environments found in steam and hydro power plants; paper, steel, and aluminum mills; die and stamping presses; building and bridge monitoring; and industrial automation and fluid power systems. It can operate in hostile factory environments such as lubricant and chemical mists, airborne grit and dust, and typical industrial wash downs.
The robust LA-25-A LVDT linear sensor has a sturdy one-inch (25.4 mm) diameter heavy wall housing of aluminum or stainless steel, two double-contact shaft seals that keep fluids and solid contaminants out of its bore, and offers a choice of axial connectors or a cable in a metal cord grip.
The LA-25-A series permits a variety of mountings, including standard saddle-type clamps, a two-hole flange that screws onto its front bushing, and a single hole mount through a bulkhead up to 1/8 inch thick. The LA-25-A’s core is enclosed in a core extension rod assembly from which it can never break loose, while offering a sturdy male thread for easy mechanical connection. When mated with ASG’s SC-100 industrial LVDT DIN-rail-mountable signal conditioner, an LA-25-A LVDT becomes an ideal solution for heavy duty industrial applications for position sensing.
Roxtec UG solutions have been developed to meet the demanding requirements specifically in underground applications. Part of the Roxtec underground product family, the UG knock-out sleeve is designed to be cast directly into the foundation structure, and is easily attached to the casting mold prior to casting. A knock-out plate is located inside the sleeve to ensure a tight seal prior to routing cables.
The UG product can be installed below ground to seal cables entering through the foundation of electrical substations and shelters, as proven by UG test standards. These reliable underground solutions have been documented to provide optimal performance, especially when it comes to withstanding constant pressure.
Roxtec uses innovation to design the most reliable solutions that better meet the demands of challenging conditions in underground applications. UG seals are made of high-elastic EPDM rubber, developed specifically to resist a low constant water pressure.
The UG knock-out sleeve is designed to fit Roxtec UG seals and frames, and is available in three different standard industry sizes to provide customized protection for a variety of underground applications.
Emerson released the Rosemount CT5100 continuous gas analyzer, a hybrid analyzer that combines Tunable Diode Laser (TDL) and Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) measurement technologies for process gas analysis and emissions monitoring. The CT5100 can detect down to sub ppm level for a range of components, while simplifying operation and significantly reducing costs. Unlike traditional continuous gas analyzers, the CT5100 can measure up to 12 critical component gases and potential pollutants simultaneously within a single system – meeting local, state, national, and international regulatory requirements.
The CT5100 operates reliably with no consumables, no in-field enclosure, and a simplified sampling system that does not require any gas conditioning to remove moisture. The new gas analyzer is ideally suited for process gas analysis, continuous emissions monitoring, and ammonia slip applications.
The CT5100 is a unique combination of advanced technology, high reliability, and rugged design. Its “laser chirp” technique expands gas analysis in both the near- and mid-infrared range, enhancing process insight, improving overall gas analysis sensitivity and selectivity, removing cross interference, and reducing response time. The laser chirp technique produces sharp, well-defined peaks from high resolution spectroscopy that enable specificity of identified components with minimum interference and without filtration, reference cells, or chemometric manipulations.
FLIR Systems, Inc. released the T1K series of premium HD thermal inspection cameras. Creating a new performance point at the top of FLIR’s uncooled thermal camera value ladder, the T1K series sets a new industry standard with an HD infrared detector delivering outstanding image clarity, exceptional measurement performance, and an intuitive yet simple hybrid-touch user interface. The new cameras allow users to find problem areas quickly, measure them precisely, and document and report findings for corrective action.
T1K series cameras feature a rich set of new hardware, software, and optical designs each tailored to take advantage of the new 1024 X 768 HD-IR detector. High fidelity images are created utilizing FLIR’s OSX Precision HDIR optics which feature a precision ultrasonic autofocus capability. The combination of the higher resolution detector and the variety of OSX lenses available allow users to view problems from longer distances and with greater accuracy, promoting better safety and more efficient workflow.
Advanced real-time image processing is done utilizing the integrated on-board FLIR Vision Processor, which combines FLIR’s patented MSX multi-spectral dynamic imaging with a series of other proprietary image enhancement algorithms to deliver highly detailed thermal and visual images to users while in the field. The advanced image processing features provide the highest quality images available in a compact uncooled system. Additionally, built-in audio and on-screen text/sketch annotation features support in-field documentation while the included FLIR Tools reporting software allows users to generate instant reports on a variety of mobile and desktop platforms.
EMAX4 has a computer-optimized blade design for maximum performance. Customized for your requirements, EMAX4 decreases noise by 2 to 3 dB and reduces energy consumption in air-cooled condensers, chillers, cooling towers, evaporators and more.
A modular design, EMAX4 is available with 5, 6, 7, 9 or 12 blades in diameters from 22 to 36 inches (559 to 914 mm). Pitch angles include 20 degrees to 48.5 degrees in 3.5-degree increments. EMAX4 blades are constructed of glass-reinforced polyamide (PAG), and the hub is made from pressure die cast silicon aluminum alloy.
Moxa, Inc. is helping connect PROFIBUS devices with its ICF-1180I and ICF-1280I PROFIBUS-to-Fiber converters, which now feature Class 1 Div 2, IEC Ex, and ATEX certification for deployment in hazardous locations including upstream and downstream petrochemical processing, chemical plants, and other areas where explosive vapors are present.
PROFIBUS is the world’s most widely used fieldbus and especially common in the oil and gas industry. With the newly certified ICF-1180I and ICF-1280I, oil and gas users can now use optical fiber to connect their PROFIBUS devices and controllers in remote or hazardous locations. The industrial-hardened units offer 2 kV isolation protection for the PROFIBUS system and dual power inputs to ensure non-stop communications.
Rated for operation in environments ranging from -40 to 75°C, both units are capable of distances up to 4 km (2.5 miles) on multi-mode fiber, or up to 45 km (28 miles) on single-mode fiber in both ordinary and hazardous applications, a first for the industry. The ICF-1180I extends connections over a single optical fiber port, whereas the ICF-1280I extends connections over two optical fiber ports that can be arranged in a redundant ring for extremely high communications reliability.
In addition to hazardous area certification, the ICF-1180I and ICF-1280I offer protection from bus faults. The ICF-1180I and ICF-1280I work transparently to detect and recognize bus faults. If the bus fails on one side, the issue will not propagate through the ICF units and affect additional bus segments. In addition, the ICF units will also trigger an alarm notification to the field engineer on the location of the failure so that it can be quickly replaced with minimal downtime.
ComSTAR offers full duplex wireless that allow up to eight users to communicate simultaneously just like on a regular telephone. These revolutionary headsets are not voice activated and there is no delay when transmitting. They enhance industrial job site productivity and safety by providing instantaneous, “hands free” voice communications within an 800-yard range.
The XTreme is a specialty hard hat compatible ComSTAR headset that features miniaturized wireless circuitry and antenna installed right inside the ear cup. This streamlined “All in One” design is a breakthrough, eliminating the need for cables and belt pack transceivers.
ComSTAR operates within the DECT, 1920 – 1930 MHz band allocated by the FCC for voice communications only. No FCC licensing required.
Staco Energy Products released a new Three Phase, On-Line Double Conversion Emergency Lighting Inverter called the FirstLine P 924.
Alliance Sensors Group a div of H.G. Schaevitz LLC has expanded its sensor product offering by adding to its line the LR-27 and LRL-27 Series Inductive Linear Position Sensors. These are contactless devices designed for factory automation and a variety of heavy duty industrial or commercial applications such as solar cell positioners, wind turbine prop pitch and brakes, chute or gate positioners on off-road or agri-vehicles, robotic arm position feedback, and packaging equipment. With their compact yet robust design, superior performance, and excellent stroke-to-length ratio, LR-27 and LRL-27 sensors are ideal for both industrial and OEM position sensing applications.
Operating from a variety of DC voltages, the LR-27 and LRL-27 series offer a choice of four analog outputs, and all units include ASG’s proprietary SenSet™ field scalability feature.
The LR series also includes the LR-19 series for applications where a shorter length and smaller diameter body is required and the spring loaded LRS-18 for applications where the probe cannot be hard fixed to the measurand.
Antaira Technologies is a global leading developer and manufacturer of industrial device networking and communication product solutions for harsh environment applications and is proud to announce its expansion in the industrial networking infrastructure family with the LMX-1202G-SFP series.
Antaira’s new LMX-1202G-SFP industrial gigabit managed Ethernet switch series has been designed to fulfill applications in harsh or outdoor environments. Some applications where the LMX-1202G-SFP switch works well includes: power/utility, solar grids, windmills, mining infrastructures, factory/process control automation, ITS – roadway traffic control/monitoring, building facility outdoor infrastructures or security surveillance and access control systems.
Antaira Technologies’ LMX-1202G-SFP series is a cost effective 12-port industrial gigabit managed Ethernet switch line that supports a 12~48VDC power input range. Each unit is designed with ten 10/100/1000Tx Fast Ethernet RJ45 ports and two 100/1000 dual rate SFP slots for fiber. With a 24 Gigabit backplane speed, the LMX-1202G-SFP supports jumbo frames and wide bandwidth for large Ethernet data packet transmissions. These switches are also made with high density port counts for edge-level connectivity solutions. The LMX-1202G-SFP product series provides high EFT, surge (2,000VDC) and ESD (6,000VDC) protection. These units are built to have a dual power input design with reverse polarity protection, and there is also a built-in relay warning function to alert maintainers when any ports break or power failures occur. This makes it ideal for applications requiring high reliability and distance extension.
This product series is pre-loaded with “Layer 2” network management software that supports an ease of use Web Console or Telnet through the serial console by CLI configuration. The LMX-1202G-SFP series is backed by a five year warranty and the units are IP30 rated, compact, fanless, DIN-Rail and wall mountable.
Just dispense and apply Resbond 907TSG Thread-Locker Gel for high temperature thermally stable, electrically insulating and chemically resistant seals up to 2100 degrees F. Ideal for screws, nuts, bolts, pipe threads, fittings, fasteners, set screws, bearings, studs, bolts, etc. Available in three strengths: Blue Standard for general purpose, Red High Strength for vibrating applications and Gold High Strength to fill large gap widths.
Resbond 907TSG Thread-Locker Gel goes exactly where you apply it. Eliminate the running, dripping and messy globs that are usually caused from standard thread-lockers. Resbond Gel is easy to apply and cures at room temperature to form thermally stable, electrically insulating, and chemically and corrosion resistant seals.
Packaged in economical easy-to-use, 4-ounce applicator bottles. One bottle provides up to 2000 applications. One-ounce trial kits available. All materials are manufactured according to Military Specification Mil-I-45208.
By enabling the seamless exchange of data between Comos and the simulation platform Simit, Siemens is driving forward its digitalization strategy. A whole host of improvements in the Comos platform make for enhanced software performance, increasing the speed and efficiency of project completion. New developments and extended functions help improve the efficiency of data management across a plant’s entire life cycle, while also enhancing convenience and simplifying decision-making processes for users.
New and improved interfaces for even faster data exchange with external applications underpin the continued expansion of the Comos interoperability strategy. These include the interface to [email protected] Advanced 9.0 to facilitate the comparison of device data from different suppliers and to allow it to be imported directly into the CAE system Comos, including the relevant documentation. Also improved: interfaces to Proteus 3.6.0, formerly XMpLant scheme, or the Siemens PLM Software Teamcenter.
Version Comos 10.2 comes with a variety of new functional features and useful wizards designed to make the daily work of users both simpler and more efficient. New symbols in object libraries and additional color coding of objects on P&ID’s make for greater manageability. Electrical engineering has been significantly simplified by the new Marshalling Designer and the Brownfield Loop Wizard. New PERT diagrams make it possible to more clearly visualize maintenance work sequences.
With the 3D virtual reality viewer Comos Walkinside, color coding and the isolation of individual elements, allows project and status checks to be performed directly in the 3D model. This focusing capability means that all those involved in a project are able to more easily gain a uniform understanding of the current status of a plant or project. And the technology provided by the state-of-the-art Oculus Rift virtual reality headset enables realistic training scenarios to be generated.
Pulse Electronics Corp. offers a planar platform which increases throughput power for Pulse’s planar SMT transformers by 50 percent over transformers of comparable size to deliver up to 800 watts of power capability. These transformers are used for isolation and voltage conversion for switched mode power supplies in datacom and intermediate bus converter applications.
Pulse Electronic’s PH9278NL planar transformer is built on Pulse’s new ER25+ platform and can be customized depending on the application. The platform measures 33.5 x 26.8 x 18.3mm and delivers 50 percent greater power than transformers built on an ER28 platform which measures 35.5 x 30.5 x 12.6mm.
Pulse’s planar transformers are RoHS compliant and meet standard EIA481 requirements. They are available in tape-and-reel packaging.
The POWERSTATION 247 is a complete and fully integrated scalable solar energy storage system with built-in battery storage.
The system comes in three sizes, 5 kW, 10 kW, or 15 kW; all have the same battery storage capacity of 17,28 kWh. Its free standing cabinet is easy to install and easy to use. The system integrates up to 3 hybrid inverters, solar MPP-trackers, charge controller and lithium-ion batteries, all necessary field wiring terminals and disconnect switches. It is completely “plug and play”, and can be installed on and off grid.
The POWERSTATION 247 is the first fully integrated system that is UL certified. Concept by US has complete IP ownership and the comprehensive ability to build all its components, except the lithium-iron batteries. The POWERSTATION 247 has a battery storage capacity of 17.28 kWh.
Eriez HydroFlow Reversible Liquid Vacuums offer a simple, speedy solution to the usually time consuming and bothersome task of removing spent coolants, waste fluids and oils from machine sumps, reservoirs and storage tanks. These units will also discharge fluids out of the drum into a separate container, if desired, with just the turn of a knob.
High quality, compact Eriez HydroFlow Reversible Liquid Vacuums operate quietly, efficiently and reliably. They are incredibly durable and small enough to fit in the palm of the user¹s hand.
Reversible Liquid Vacuums operate on shop air and attach to the small bung on a standard drum. With only one moving part, they require no maintenance.
Every kit includes a venturi unit, 1+ inch x 10-foot (38mm. X 3 m L) suction hose, drum standpipe adapter, quick disconnect fittings, air control valve, safety shut-off valve and aluminum wand.
Larson Electronics announced the release of a new dual colored hazardous location LED warning light equipped with two 10 watt LED lamps.
The HAL-TL-2X10W-C-OXM chemical resistant LED warning light from Larson Electronics is a Class 1 Division 2 oxygen level warning light that is approved for use in hazardous environments where explosive and flammable gases, vapors, and dusts stand the potential to exist. This hazardous light is designed for use in industrial environments where oxygen levels are monitored within the atmosphere and have the potential to fall below the OSHA recommended oxygen concentration within the work environment.
This signal light is equipped with two 10 watt LED lamps that produce a green and blue light output. Each lamp is equipped with a warning sign to indicate the status of oxygen levels within the environment. A green LED lamp illuminates the “OK” sign to indicate that the oxygen levels are satisfactory. A blue LED lamp illuminates the “LOW O2” sign to indicate that oxygen levels have reached an unsatisfactory level. This indicator light works in conjunction with existing oxygen level monitoring systems and is used to provide a visual indication of levels. These lights can be configured to operate on a steady burn, a strobe or a steady burn and strobe combination and each LED lamp offers an exceptional 1,050 lumen output.
The LED lamps are housed within a waterproof, corrosion and chemical resistant body that is equipped with Pyrex globes and a polycarbonate globe guard. This unit is weatherproof, dust-proof, and marine rated for wet environments. Power for this unit is provided by a shared neutral and ground, with separate hot wires for each lamp. This warning light can be configured to work on 120 volts or 240 volts AC for use with standard line voltages or 12/24 volts DC for low voltage operation. Mounting is provided by a heavy gauge aluminum base with predrilled holes designed to be bolted to walls and flat surfaces for permanent and secure attachment. This hazardous area LED warning sign light is configured for green and blue output, offers exceptional lumen output, and a 50,000-hour life span.
Marathon Motors recently introduced a new line of totally-enclosed air-over (TEAO) cooling tower motors with BCP – Bearing Current Protection using AEGIS® Shaft Grounding Rings. These NEMA Premium Severe-Duty motors feature BlueChip quality 100 percent cast iron construction for rigidity and reduced vibration. With internal and external epoxy paint, sealed bearings, T-drains in both endshields for effective drainage, drive-end bearing isolators with shaft slingers, and fully gasketed conduit boxes (with lead separators), they are IP56 rated and built to withstand the harsh environments of cooling towers.
Designed for 10:1 VT or 20:1 CT operation with a variable frequency drive, motors have MAX GUARD Class F insulation and are equipped with AEGIS Bearing Protection Rings installed internally. AEGIS Rings channel VFD-induced shaft currents away from motor bearings and safely to ground, protecting bearings from electrical damage including EDM pitting, frosting, fluting, and premature failure. Internal installation of the rings protects them from the extreme temperatures and moisture found in cooling tower applications and other severe environments.
Suitable for angle mounting, the motors are available in models from 3-250 HP. They meet or exceed NEMA Premium efficiencies; are UL Recognized, CSA Certified, and F1/F2 capable; and come with a
3-year warranty. They are ideal for use in cooling tower fans and blowers, pumps, compressors, condensers, and evaporators, as well as a variety of severe-duty processing applications.
The new E8500 PLUS emissions analyzer is a complete portable tool for EPA compliance level emissions monitoring and testing. This model has been upgraded to measure up to 50 percent CO2 using an NDIR sensor. The E8500 PLUS is ideal for regulatory & maintenance use in boiler, burner, engine, turbine, furnace, and other combustion applications.
Mil-Ram Technology’s Next Generation smarter gas detector with Large Graphics Display-TA-2100 – provides user-friendly data, bar graph, instructions, advanced diagnostics-continuous on-board systems monitoring, and eliminates short-hand, coded messages. Programmable Calibration Reminder. Toxic, LEL, Oxygen, hydrocarbons, VOC: hundreds of different gases and vapors utilizing several sensor technologies: electrochemical, catalytic LEL, infrared, photoionization (PID), solid-state and more. Continuous advanced diagnostics to meet SIL 2 compliance. For use in many industrial applications such as Oil/Gas Exploration/Refining; Chemicals/Plastics; Water/Wastewater Treatment; Food Processing/Refrigeration; Mud Logging Drilling/Exploration; Pulp/Paper Mills; Steel Mills, and many more.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently toughened air pollution standards to further control toxic air emissions emitted by petroleum refineries. The new rules now enact fenceline monitoring to better protect local communities from exposure to toxic air pollutants, such as benzene and other volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
The MOCON, Inc. – Baseline Series 9100 on-line GC delivers direct, continuous, real-time measurement of benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylenes (BTEX), 1,3-butadiene, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and other hazardous air pollutants released at industrial sites.
The Series 9100 GC provides fast, reliable, accurate detection using one of two MOCON – Baseline’s available photoionization detector (PID) options. The first, a standard PID with a minimum detectable quantity (MDQ) for benzene of < 1 ppb without preconcentration. The second, a high-sensitivity PID with an MDQ for benzene of < 0.05 ppb without preconcentration. The elimination of preconcentration reduces analysis time, cost, complexity, maintenance, and efficiency issues.
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) announced that the SEL-3031 Serial Radio Transceiver has attained U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) JF-12 certification. With this certification, the SEL-3031 can provide wireless communications in U.S. military incident command system (ICS) applications in the continental United States and several U.S. territories.
“The SEL-3031 Radio not only meets the DoD FIPS and JF-12 requirements, it is unique in providing a solution designed for reliable, low-latency SCADA control system applications,” said Dennis Gammel, SEL engineering director for Cybersecurity.
JF-12 certification is a typical requirement for all radios prior to DoD procurement. This certification adds the SEL-3031 to a select group of industrial-grade radios certified for use in the ICS environment. The radio is also FIPS 140 Level 2-compliant.
The SEL-3031 is designed for low-latency, performance-based applications, including high-speed control, reliable teleprotection and communications for fast automation. The radio performs exceptionally well in SCADA and critical-industrial communications, operating in the 900 MHz license-free ISM band and with a line-of-sight range of up to 20 miles. For longer distances and non-line-of-sight applications, the SEL-3031 uses SEL Hop-Sync™ technology for reliable communications.
Controlled bolting equipment manufacturer HTL Worldwide Ltd have released a specialist coating to extend the life of any structure or assembly; HTL Pro-Tect.
Offering complete joint preservation and corrosion prevention, HTL Pro-Tect is suitable for any mechanical and electrical application which is subject to climatic corrosion in any industry sector. With easy application and a life span of up to 25 years, the product will protect all mechanically exposed assemblies in the harshest environmental conditions including subsea.
The high strength nature of the product comes from its silicone base which forms a strong, resilient, and rubberised coating; averting moisture, debris, and water or oxygen ingress, therefore resulting in the workpiece being kept in its “as installed” condition. Non-marine pollutant, or toxic to the environment, HTL Pro-Tect is 100 percent recyclable.
The external part of any mechanical joint is highly vulnerable to the ingress of debris and moisture which can result in the degradation of bolted joints as well as corrosion damage. Excessive corrosion is hazardous and repair could mean unscheduled downtime for machining, failure and potentially replacement of damaged flanges, gaskets and fasteners.
Supplied as a complete kit with everything needed for application, this product promotes best practice engineering and is a major contribution towards maintaining critical joint integrity.
Easily removed by cutting and peeling back, HTL Pro-Tect is applied and removed as desired. Complete or partial reinstation is a simple secondary application.
Graphite Metallizing Corporation announces GRAPHALLOY Type 163 Pillow Block Assemblies for high temperature and submerged environments that do not require the use of grease or oil.
GRAPHALLOY Type 163 Pillow Block is a rugged, easy-to-install design for moderate speed applications that will operate successfully under high or low load conditions. This heavy-duty unit is available in cast iron or stainless steel. A cast iron split-angle housing is also available.
Pillow Block Type163 is suitable for high temperature applications such as ovens, drag-line conveyors and dampers. This pillow block also performs well in wet applications such as wash downs and submerged applications like plating tanks and industrial washers.
All GRAPHALLOY pillow blocks have a low coefficient of friction, can withstand submerged conditions and are chemically resistant and non-galling. Since the self lubricating properties of GRAPHALLOY are constant throughout the material, these pillow block assemblies will provide long life and reliable operation. Graphite Metallizing has other pillow block models that meet a variety of speed and load conditions. They are available in a wide range of sizes and housing types, in two and four bolt arrangements as well as in solid, split and self-aligning configurations. Flange and custom models are also offered.
Building upon the standard crowned roller, the Martin® Roller Tracker™ from Martin Engineering uses a unique ribbed lagging made of durable polyurethane to increase performance and wear life. The roller does not come in contact with the belt edge, which means no fraying and excellent tracking for single-direction or reversing belts. The result is more centered cargo loading, less spillage and increased safety from the hazards of belt wander, leading to higher productivity and a lower cost of operation.
Used for lower tension belts from 500-1500 mm (20-60 in.) in width, running at a speed of up to 5 m/s (984 fpm), crowned roller trackers have a slightly larger diameter at the center than at the edges. Realignment is based on the basic principle of the belt contacting the raised portion of the raised portion of the roller first (the crown) first.
When the belt wanders off-center, the assembly tilts to the opposing side and steers it back toward the normal position. By retaining a consistent path on the return side, the belt passes over the tail pulley and enters the loading zone centered, delivering equal cargo distribution and reducing spillage.
Previous designs had lagging made out of a single smooth piece of rubber or soft gripping material, to retain a hold on the belt and train it back into position. Being in constant contact across the entire surface of the belt caused the material to wear quickly, requiring frequent and expensive replacement. The Martin Roller Tracker improves upon this technology with ribbed lagging made from thick, rugged polyurethane. Covering the entire belt width using less surface contact, the ribbed design reduces lagging wear and improves resistance to better train the belt back to center. This design is also very cost-effective to manufacture, contributing to a reduced purchase price.
Larson Electronics, a company that specializes in industrial lighting equipment, has announced the release of a 150 watt explosion proof LED light mounted atop a telescoping aluminum pole.
The EPL-APM-150LED-RT explosion proof LED work light produces 17,500 lumens of light capable of illuminating an area 9,500 square feet in size. The telescoping pole mount is designed for permanent mounting operations while offering five foot to 12 foot adjustability. The LED light head on this unit produces a wide flood beam of light that is ideal for illuminating large workspaces and job sites. The light head on this unit contains 12 LEDs arranged in rows and paired with high purity optics producing a 60 degree flood beam. The light fixture carries an IP67 waterproof rating, is dust-proof, and protected against high pressure jets.
This telescoping LED work light is comprised of a removable LED light head mounted atop an anodized aluminum adjustable pole fabricated with 2.5 inch by 2.5 inch tubing for the first stage, two inch by two inch tubing for the second stage, and one inch by one inch tubing for the third stage. The tower is anodized and the brackets are powder coated for durability and rust resistance. The EPL-APM-150LED-RT is equipped with a powder coated flat mounting bracket that is easily attached to any flat surface. This hazardous location LED work light is equipped with 50 feet of 16/3 SOOW oil and chemical resistant cord that is terminated in an optional explosion proof cord cap. The light is universal voltage capable and can be operated with 100 to 277 volts AC.
The robust unit provides uninterrupted, tri-axial, real-time ground vibration measurement to help avoid harming buildings. It automatically delivers alerts to avoid breeching set limits and provides reports proving regulatory compliance.
The Vibration Monitoring Terminal also reliably assesses vibration impact from traffic. It enables users to efficiently conduct background surveys prior to new construction, as well as receive accurate data to evaluate vibration mitigation techniques.
In addition, the system monitors background vibration for organisations such as hospitals, semiconductor manufacturing plants and museums. It helps ensure patient comfort at medical facilities, trusted monitoring of delicate equipment to avoid costly errors and reduced risk of artefact damage.
The Vibration Monitoring Terminal operates stand-alone or with Sentinel for comprehensive, multi-location, vibration compliance monitoring.
Standalone devices come with a smartphone app enabling setup, remote display and operation from anywhere and data transfer to standard post-processing applications.
SignalFire Wireless Telemetry introduces the Pressure Scout, an intrinsically safe wireless pressure sensor that supports pressure monitoring and alarm reporting as part of the SignalFire Remote Sensing System. The first in a line of wireless integrated sensors, the Pressure Scout consists of a pressure sensor integrated with a wireless node and internal battery. The Pressure Scout is a low-cost alternative to conduit-wired or other wireless pressure monitoring solutions. Ideal applications for the Pressure Scout include well tubing and casing pressure monitoring, tank level monitoring and compressor station status monitoring.
As part of a wireless remote monitoring and control network, the Pressure Scout provides a robust, long-range (up to ½ mile) transmission to the Signal Fire Gateway where pressure data becomes available via a Modbus RTU or TCP interface. Available in standard pressure ranges, the Pressure Scout performs rapid (5 sec) pressure sampling with configurable alarm reporting (report by exception). Units offer local pushbutton zeroing. Operable in temperature ranges from -40°C (104°F) to 80°C (176°F), the Pressure Scout operates in challenging outdoor environments, sustaining signal strength through terrain, structures, or weather. Class 1, Division 1 certification is pending.
Operating on extremely low power, the Pressure Scout utilizes an internal battery that powers the integrated pressure sensor and radio for up to 10 years. For example, an application requiring a five second pressure sample interval for alarming, with a one minute reporting interval will last for 6.5 years. Extremely compact, units are both easy to install and maintain.
AMETEK Land, the leading industrial combustion efficiency and environmental pollution emissions monitoring specialist, announces a number of enhancements to its Lancom 4 Portable Gas Analyser to improve usability and provide attractive features as standard.
Now available as a free download, Lancom 4’s innovative data acquisition software, Insight, is a powerful tool that allows users to interface their analyser with a PC for remote control and data logging. Insight offers graphing and analysis tools for data visualisation and reporting purposes, providing even easier access to data. Communications between Insight and the user’s PC requires a USB-RS232 interface converter, which is now supplied with every Lancom 4 for quick and easy set up.
In addition, Lancom 4 now includes Wake and Sleep functions, allowing measurements and data logs to be recorded over an extended period, and a rugged Carry Case, ensuring that the instrument is protected at all times when in use. All are now supplied as standard at no extra charge.
Upgrading to Lancom 4 also has been made much easier. Hardware items, such as external printers or analogue output modules, can be simply plugged in, with no firmware configuration needed. This means that these items can be fitted in the field, avoiding the need to return the instrument to the factory.
Lancom 4 is renowned as the world’s most versatile and accurate portable flue gas analyser for checking or testing a boiler system or pollutant process. It has the capability to monitor up to 9 different gases, a total of 17 measurement parameters with one instrument as well as the ability to data log up to 250,000 records.
Schaevitz LLC Alliance Sensors introduced its GHS-19 series of spring-loaded LVIT (Linear Variable Inductive Transducer) gaging sensors. They are contactless devices designed for dimensional gaging and position measurements in factory automation and in various industrial and commercial applications such as automotive testing, mil/aero test stands, robotic arms, and packaging equipment, where the sensing element cannot be attached to the object being measured. Using LVIT technology with its simple coil design, the GHS-19 series offer excellent stroke-to-length ratios.
GHS-19 sensors have a 0.75 inch (19 mm) diameter aluminum or stainless steel body with a 1/2-20 UNF-2A threaded nose 1.5 inches (38 mm) long and two 0.75 inch (19 mm) hex jam nuts for drop-in installation in place of spring-loaded DC-LVDT gage heads. The sensors’ 0.25 dia. probes are equipped with a No. 9 contact tip, producing a maximum tip force of 1 pound (0.45 kgf). They are offered with a PT02-10-6P. Operating from a variety of DC voltages, these sensors are available with a choice of one of four analog outputs, and they all include ASG’s proprietary SenSet field calibration feature.
As Machine to Machine (m2M), Internet of Things (IoT), and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) continue to make the transition from technology magazines to corporate strategic initiatives, companies are recognizing a significant opportunity to enhance productivity, efficiency, and profitability through Wireless Sensor Networks, according to OleumTech Corporation, a global leader in m2M communications and industrial automation solutions.
Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) have emerged as a key technology for oil and gas exploration and production companies looking to gain a competitive advantage. Since initially introducing WSNs, manufacturers like OleumTech have enhanced product offerings to operate in the most inhospitable of environments while fortifying the technology with more robust communications architectures, hardening security, increasing reliability, and driving down power consumption. Through the entire oil and gas value chain (upstream, midstream, and downstream) as well as other industrial markets including electric power, water/waste water, and manufacturing, wireless sensor networks are increasingly being deployed where hardwiring was the de facto standard.
“For many industrial applications, it has been well documented that wirelessly connected assets are up to 10 times less expensive than wired alternatives,” said Brent E. McAdams, Vice President, OEM & Strategic Initiatives at OleumTech. “Driven by substantial and measurable cost savings in engineering, installation, and logistics as well as dramatic improvements in the frequency and reliability of data, wireless sensor networks offer much faster startups, and accelerated profits.”
The New POWER CAGE CLAMP is now available for up to 350 kcmil conductors and offers direct panel mounting, expanding application options.
This versatile version still provides all of the original WAGO design advantages, such as being maintenance-free, vibration-proof, and enabling fast, hands-free wiring. Unique to WAGO, separate side entry jumper slots leave wire entry-way unhindered and able to accommodate the maximum wire size possible. In addition, the POWER CAGE CLAMP block accepts either the WMB markers or WAGO’s multi-line continuous strip that can conveniently be printed on site from WAGO’s new smartPRINTER. Other important features include:
The POWER CAGE CLAMP with panel mounting is a reliable, user-friendly product that embodies WAGO’s mission to supply you with quality, innovative products that succeed in a myriad of applications.
CMR GROUP, the engine control technology and instrumentation specialist, has combined its high performance temperature sensors and electronic monitoring unit series into an integrated solutions package for applications in the nuclear power industry.
The move will meet the requirement for instrumentation in the nuclear sector where technology can add value throughout the engineering supply chain and ensure compliance with domestic nuclear safety authorities, who provide regulation and technical approval.
Incorporating four different sensor series, CMR’s newly combined offering features the K3 or K3ad performance temperature sensors, which are environmentally compliant for the ambient temperature monitoring of fluid, gas and bearing temperatures in the nuclear industry.
The AN sensor series is designed for the temperature measurement of high pressure fluids and aggressive gaseous fluids used in nuclear power generation, although they can also be used effectively with non-pressurised fluids. The AMB sensor series is recommended for the conventional measurement of ambient temperatures to very low or sub-zero levels in damp or refrigerated atmospheres, and ventilation ducts.
For temperature measurements associated with alternators, pumps, steam and gas turbine bearings and other rotary machine bearings, the BS6 nuclear sensor with an insulated platinum resistance temperature detector (RTD) for use in harsh environments is available together with a BCI6 type K thermocouple sensor for bearing temperature measurement on rotating/reciprocating machines.
The Sensor Connection a division of Harold G. Schaevitz Industries LLC, has expanded its line of measurement and control instrumentation with the addition of the model TCA-MS-K-1. This Single Channel Type K Thermocouple Amplifier Module converts the low output voltage signal from a Type K thermocouple probe to a single independent linearized 0 to 5 VDC output voltage. This output is ideal for interfacing to instrumentation equipment including data loggers, temperature indicators, chart recorders, and controllers. A unique feature of this product is the fast dynamic response of 1 mS.
The Sensor Connection a division of Harold G. Schaevitz Industries LLC is an American company whose management has a combined experience of over 50 years in the sensor industry. We have a technically trained staff to help you select the ideal sensors for your application. Our core product offering includes Exhaust Gas Thermocouples (EGT) Probes, Thermocouples, RTDs, Linear Position sensors, Rotary Position sensors, Pressure sensors and switches. In addition to our standard products, we have capabilities to design and build custom products to suit your specific application. Major markets served include Motorsports, Marine, Heavy Vehicle, R&D Test labs, Power Generation, Military, and Industrial Manufacturing Assembly & Test.
Alliance Sensors Group has expanded its sensor product offering by adding to its line the LRL-27 Series of long-stroke LVIT position sensors. These are contactless devices designed for factory automation systems and a variety of heavy duty industrial or commercial applications such as solar cell positioners, wind turbine prop pitch and brakes, material chute or gate positioners on off-road or agri-vehicles, robotic arm position feedback, and packaging equipment.
Operating from a variety of DC voltages, the LRL-27 series offer a choice of four analog outputs, and all units include ASG’s proprietary SenSet field scalability feature. With their compact yet robust design, superior performance, and excellent stroke-to-length ratio, LRL-27 sensors are ideal for industrial and OEM position sensing applications.
The LR series also includes the LR-27 for shorter stroke applications, LR-19 series for applications where a short length and smaller diameter body is required, and the spring loaded LRS-18 series. Technical data sheets and additional information can be found at www.alliancesensors.com.
CDM Electronics announced the availability of custom overmolded cable assemblies designed to withstand demanding environmental conditions in a wide range of industries including commercial, industrial, medical, military, and agricultural. The overmolding process provides a seamless seal of the junction between a connector and cable to ensure the utmost protection against liquids, dust, heat and impact. Overmolding additionally enhances strain and flex relief, as well as maintains the integrity of connections in applications requiring repeated mating/unmating cycles.
Designed for long life and reliable performance, CDM’s overmolded cable assemblies improve performance and reduce total cost in an extensive variety of applications in which harsh environments, abrasion and EMI/RFI are factors. As these assemblies are usually custom, they may be engineered for a broad array of applications including intermediate and light-duty power cable assemblies for industrial usage, RF coaxial assemblies, military/tactical assemblies, D-subminiature and mini assemblies. Overmolded assemblies are equally suitable for wire harnesses, telecommunications and medical assemblies.
CDM’s overmolded cable assemblies offer 360-degree strain relief and EMI/RFI shielding, optimized pull strength, and flexible support at the cable exit. They are provided with an unlimited variety of interconnects, cables, and thermoplastic materials in a range of colors to provide unparalleled design flexibility and aesthetics. Common materials include polypropylene (PP), Santropene™ (TPV), Polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polyethylene (PE), acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) and thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU).
260 Degree Resist Sheet
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