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RADAR LEVEL MEASUREMENT WITH 80 GHZ Industrial processes are becoming increasingly customized and complex. Now it’s even easier to select the right level transmitter for your needs. For a reliable non-contact level measurement solution, just choose VEGAPULS 64 for liquids or VEGAPULS 69 for bulk solids.

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Every drop counts with VEGAPULS 64. It really scores points for accuracy, especially with high value liquids.

ADJUSTMENT 80 GHz radar sensors can be adjusted wirelessly with a smartphone or tablet. Did you know? All VEGA level sensors since 2002 can also get Bluetooth. Just click-in a new PLICSCOM display and adjustment module and it’s done!

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Material players set for big gains/losses in EV $1,000+ bn revolution The electric vehicle market is growing rapidly. IDTechEx forecast that the total market will exceed $1,000bn value within the next 5-years across all categories: land, sea, and air. This huge growth is resulting in major turbulence within the supply chain. Particularly, the material considerations are different to traditional internal combustion engines and provide a significant opportunity or threat—depending on your viewpoint.

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DTechEx is hosting six expertled Business and Technology Insight Forums in Stuttgart on 3-4 December 2019, Stuttgart, Germany on the electric vehicle and energy storage industries. Each forum is 2h 15min long and gives player analysis, market trends, and technical requirements. The forums can be booked here: www.IDTechEx.com/Stuttgart or by contactingMichael;M.Klein@IDTechEx.com. Key themes: the material opportunities and challenges. Highlighting the electric powertrain from the battery cell chemistry to use-cases in motors, roles in thermal management and beyond. Forums 1 and 2 will focus on the markets for electric vehicles and trends for land, sea and air. They will look at the escape from peak car and the next wave of electric vehicles. The roadmap for India and China is covered in Forum 2. Forum 3 will focus on smart materials and their use in transportation applications. This will include fundamentals about composites, nanomaterials, photovoltaics, piezoelectric and more. The forum will highlight the relevance of these advanced materials for structural and conformal electronic applications, energy harvesting devices, and smart glass.

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Forums 4 & 5 will focus on the underlying battery technology, including details of the material compositions across the supply chain. Not only for lithium-ion batteries, but also for "post-lithium" variants and supercapacitors. The material developments in this field are the key to progressing the energy density, cycle rate, mechanical performance, and more. Forum 6 Part A will provide a detailed look at the traction motors for electric vehicles. Each motor type will be benchmarked, and the material composition highlighted— clear progressions, rate of adoption, and the challenges, will all be discussed. Forum 6 Part B will analyse the thermal management of an electric vehicle, specifically of the complete battery pack. This area is rapidly changing as OEM

adopt different strategies and there are shifting market trends and regulations. The thermal interface material (TIM) will be discussed in detail as a key material component. Early-stage opportunities are also investigated including phase change materials and immersion-cooled fluids. Finally, an overview of other material opportunities in battery pack will take place, including detailed analysis, e.g. into the polymeric opportunity in lightweighting enclosures, and challenges associated with appropriate EMI shielding and fire protection. For full list of our forum topics and to register with the latest attendee discount, please visit our website: www.IDTechEx.com/Stuttgart.


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LEMO S Series Connectors The S series connector is one of the initial designs of the LEMO Push-Pull connector system. The S series product range now also include a new outershell design using LEMO’s famous chocolate bar shape. The product uses the S series half-moon inserts and is fully compatible with the existing S series sockets on the market. Both straight plug and free socket use the collet of the B series, thus offering a slightly different cable range than the existing S series. These connectors are ideally adapted to repeated mating cycles for use in test and measurement or industrial environments LEMO is a global leader in the design and manufacture of precision custom connection solutions. LEMO’s high quality push-pull connectors are found in a variety of challenging application environments including medical, industrial control, test and measurement, audio-video, and telecommunications. LEMO offers more than 75,000 combinations of products and continues to grow through custom specific designs. LEMO maintains close contact with its customers through its 19 subsidiaries in Asia, Europe, North America, and has agents and local sales offices in other regions. LEMO serves more than 100,000 customers in over 80 countries around the world. www.lemo.com 6 - Automation Update


PRODUCT SHOWCASE – ON THE SHELF Stock items available immediately

Tempmaster PRO Precision Thermometer The Tempmaster PRO from Labfacility provides very high precision temperature measurement with Pt100 sensors.

L300 8 Zone Temperature Alarm / Controller with Pt or TC inputs The Labfacility L300 Pt100 and TC temperature alarm / on-off controller can be used in conjunction with a PC to provide accurate monitoring and alarm or on-off control of up to 8- zones simultaneously.

L60 Thermocouple & Fine Wire Welder The Thermocouple Welder, manufactured by Labfacility, is a compact, simple-to-use instrument designed for thermocouple and fine wire welding.

Labcal PRO Precision Thermometer The Labcal PRO from Labfacility is fully characterised for Pt100 sensors and all major thermocouples.

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What All Engineers Should Know About Variable Speed Drive Repairs I’m sure we can all agree Variable Speed Drives are expensive pieces of equipment that require regular maintenance to minimize premature failure and maximize the life span of your asset. However, all makes of Drives do fail and one of the most common faults is IGBT (Insulated-gate bipolar transistor) failure. An insulated-gate bipolar transistor is a three-terminal power semiconductor device primarily used as an electronic switch in Variable Speed Drives. When a drive suffers an IGBT failure the best practice is to replace all three devices, even if only one has actually failed, as the fault condition more often than not weakens the remaining devices which will inevitably lead to a further premature failure and more costly downtime for the user. So far, I’m sure I’ve not told you anything you don’t already know, but the real issue with drive repairs is this…it is imperative that each repair is fully load tested. This is important because each IGBT has a free-wheeling diode which you can only accurately be tested with a full inductive load test. Most companies that offer Drive Repair do not have the required load test facilities and hence they simply carry out a resistive load test which actually does not show if the IGBT’s are fully functioning as a power

device. This leads to a very high percentage of IGBT drive repairs simply failing again as soon as they are fitted to the original application when load is introduced, leading to another repair cost and more costly downtime for your process. In summary all engineers should only send their valuable variable speed drive

assets to drive repair facilities that have fully qualified Drive Engineers who have attended the relevant manufacturers courses. But also insist that the repairer has suitable load test facilities, that they carry out a full load test on your drive and they give you the option to attend a witness test or at the very least request a video of the final test. Insisting on these simple steps for all your drive repairs ensures 100% that your drive is repaired correctly and fully functioning before you put back into service on your plant, thus ensuring minimum repair cost and minimises expensive lost production costs. Quantum Controls have an 8,000 square foot Drive Repair Facility near Newcastle with full load testing facilities and are Official Drive Service Partners for all major Brands of Drives. When you next have a Drive failure get in touch with our expert team for repair estimate. Email: service@quantum-controls.co.uk Tel :01661 835566

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Solutions for power supply continuity Adel Systems are based in Italy and are a leading developer and manufacturer of industrial switchmode power supplies, ‘DC UPS’ and intelligent battery chargers. DC UPS - CBI Series The CBI DC UPS combine the functions of a power supply, a back up module and of a battery charger in one unit. They use switching technology with microcontrollers and optimise the supply to the DC load either when the AC mains is present or when on battery backup. The CBI units do not allow for deep discharge of the batteries. The CBI units switch from the mains to the battery in the event of a mains failure without interruption. There is automatic protection without fuse against the reserve polarity, short circuit and overload and overvoltage. They carry out diagnostic checks on the connected battery through the Life Test, every 90 minutes, enabling the users to select the most appropriate charging curve to maximise the efficiency of the system and to support a life battery. They are equipped with two relays; one to operate to indicate the status of the mains or battery backup and another to indicate any of the eight battery protection functions that the unit monitors. The primary function of the CBI unit is to optimise the battery condition so when it is required the battery is as good as its life cycle will allow for. There are options for communication via CANbus and MODbus on certain modules, and the DYP351 displays allows on the CBI500W and the CBI280 series an option for a door mounted display for battery status updates locally. All units are DIN rail mounted and there is a range of battery carriers available to safely and easily fit the battery packs into the enclosure or panel. 10 - Automation Update

BATTERY CHARGERS - CB Range The Adel System CB battery chargers are a range of microprocessors controlled chargers. Based on switch mode technology, they produce an output voltage stabilised at a pre-set value, even when not charging the battery. These battery chargers have three charging levels - recovery, boost and trickle charge. All the chargers have a relay output for a range of battery bank protection functions: replace battery or flat battery; fault in the main; high voltage at the battery ends; open or sulphated battery; reverse polarity, short-circuited element and wrong battery voltage. The CB battery charger checks the battery every 90 minutes. All the modes are automatic and other than selecting the battery type and charge current level no other set up is required. Communication options of CANbus and MODbus are available on various models. The CB12245A and CB280122410A are available with dual output voltage 12 or 24 V DC and a stabilised power supply.

Power Supplies for Mains Connection - DFlex & FLEX SERIES The Adel system offers a truly complete range of industrial power supply units for different applications. The wide range of input voltages enables them to operate in any part of the world. The range is available with UL and CSA typeapproved, with design based on experience gained over the years. The FLEX range of products is characterised from 1, 2 and 3-phase input up to 700W with current rating ranging to 25A and a power flexibility that reaches 50% of the rated current. They are characterised by their flexibility of use that allows them to satisfy the most varied applications and requirements, according to the existing norms. The declared ambient temperature operations field start from 40 to 60°C. For further information on TVR Instruments products and services, please visit www.tvri.co.uk or email sales@tvri.co.uk


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SICK Reflex Array Sensors Are on the Leading Edge SICK has unveiled its next-generation family of smart photoelectric 2D light array sensors, the RAY10 and RAY26, to detect even the most difficult-to-see objects moving on high-speed conveyors.

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he SICK RAY10 and RAY26 Reflex Array Sensors create a wide 2D light band to reliably detect the leading edges of objects, even when they not clearly defined, transparent, or are only a few millimetres high, such as polybags, flat packaging and parcels. SICK’s RAY10 and RAY26 sensors deliver consistently high detection results, no matter if objects are irregularly-shaped, randomly positioned on the conveyor belt, shiny, high-contrast, or varied in height or colour. The sensors will also detect perforated objects without danger of false tripping or the need to programme multiple switching operations. Where complex configuration of multiple sensors, or costly light grids, might previously have been needed to obtain reliable results, the compact RAY10 or RAY26 sensors achieve high levels of performance in a fraction of the space and set-up time. “The RAY10 and RAY26 Reflex Array sensors are a new proposition for integrating even the most challenging detection tasks in high-speed conveying applications in diverse industries from parcel handling to food packaging, automotive assembly or electronics,” explains David Hannaby, SICK’s UK Product Manager for presence detection. “The sensors also offer all the benefits of smart diagnostics and IO-Link integration, while halving the costs of detection compared to conventional solutions.” Installation and commissioning of the RAY10 and RAY26 is quick and easy, using SICK’s PinPoint LED

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technology which makes the light array clearly visible, so the sensors can be accurately aligned. A simple teach-in process completes the set-up. The sensor settings can also be adjusted via IO-Link according to the object size and the conveyor conditions, reducing the need for time-consuming manual intervention during commissioning and operation. Both the RAY10 and RAY26 offer advantages for realtime condition monitoring and predictive maintenance. They feature SICK’s BluePilot bargraph indicator to show the level of dirt build-up on the lens of the sensor and reflector. Using SICK’s AutoAdapt technology, the sensors automatically adjust their sensitivity to contamination to lengthen the time between maintenance intervals. The sensor status can also be communicated via IO-Link to the PLC, so cleaning can be scheduled without unnecessary downtime.

The RAY10 and RAY26 family are smart sensors that enable efficient Industry 4.0 integration of machines via IO-Link, together with the ability to track and view sensor health and diagnostics via an HMI or PLC. Smart logic functions embedded in the sensors themselves can also be used to develop custom field-level applications. The SICK RAY26 has three variants to detect objects ≥3 mm, ≥5 mm or ≥10 mm always within a 55 mm light array, with a sensing range for detection from 0 m to max. 4.5 m depending on the type. The RAY26 offers the option of conveyor belt suppression to compensate for vertical movement of the conveyor, through a stepped deactivation of the zone between the conveyor and the light array. The smaller SICK RAY10 detects objects ≥5 mm within a 25 mm light array with a response time of just 0.5  ms and a maximum sensing range of 1.5 metres. For more information please contact Andrea Hornby on 01727 831121 or email andrea.hornby@sick.co.uk. www.sick.co.uk


ALL-IN-ONE SENSOR HELPS REDUCE ENERGY COSTS Optimising production processes by improving energy efficiency and reducing costs are likely to be high priorities for most manufacturers and they can be achieved, thanks in part to the availability of increasingly sophisticated monitoring and measuring devices. A good example of this is the new SD family of Thermal Compressed Air Meters from ifm electronic, which incorporates an integrated pressure and temperature sensor. The SD family of devices have been developed as an ‘allin-one-sensor’ to provide ‘at-a-glance’ compressed air monitoring with volumetric flow, totalised volume plus pressure and temperature of the air. With clear TFT display and IO-Link interface, the unit can be easily parameterised and all information transferred to the control platform. Furthermore, by integrating several key measurement parameters in just one sensor it contributes towards significant savings on hardware costs (wiring & input cards) along with reduced installation and ongoing maintenance costs.

Efficient monitoring of operating pressures is also crucial to overall energy efficiency and thanks to the integrated pressure measurement, both the pressure drop on polluted filter systems and the compressed air systems overall operating pressure, can be accurately monitored. This is important because if the installation comprises of actuators that are operating at 5 bar instead of the ideal 6.3 bar, load speed is reduced by 25% with a decrease in productivity.

The SD sensors can also help toward improving energy efficiency of process installations thanks to its ability to precisely monitor for leakages. This, combined with its high repeatability, enables exact location of the costs of compressed air consumption to the respective production line which helps operators to optimise product cost calculations. On the other hand, exc e s s i ve o p e ra t i n g pressure does not necessarily increase performance and contributes towards increased consumption of compressed air along with increased wear and tear. Contact: Gemma Anderson, ifm electronic Ltd, Efector House, Kingsway Business Park, Oldfield Road, Hampton, TW12 2HD, UK. Email: gemma.anderson@ifm.com Tel: +44 (0) 20 8213 2222 www.ifm.com/uk Automation Update - 13


Dixon Extends Range of Valves Dixon announces the extension of its wide range of hygienic process valves with the addition of the Dixon Rieger range of Mix Proof and Double Seat valves both hygienic and aseptic. The range includes Mix-Proof valves, double seat valves which are an economical alternative to mix proof valves, hygienic pressure resistance valves, hygienic overflow valves, tank bottom, pigging (product recovery) valves and regulating valves.

Applications Food and beverage, dairy, bio-processing, pharmaceutical, and cosmetics where aseptic and hygienic conditions are required and clean ability is paramount. This new range offers Dixon customers a full range of hygienic process valves which now includes ball, butterfly, seat, check, sample, and of course the mix proof valves.

Features

Simple and quick assembly without any special tools.

Thanks to a modular block design, changing over to an aseptic design is possible for the single seat valves. Dixon Rieger valves are completely drainable and have a dead space free design. All valves come with Ra 0.8µm. Higher specification polishes and electro polishes are available. Solid housings manufactured from solid 316L bar and exotic materials such as Hastelloy are available. Certified to EHEDG and 3A.

Innovative Design

Less seals in comparison to other similar products ensuring less failure and reduced costs associated with maintenance and optimized spare parts holding. The opening mode of the pneumatic actuator may be changed by a simple device modification from “air open – spring close” to “spring open – air close” and vice versa. Screwed pneumatic actuators for easy maintenance

Dixon Rieger valves offer a market leading hygienic design;

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HYGIENIC PROCESS VALVES Hygienic & Aseptic Range

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Single seat, Double seat (Mix-Proof) Hygienic pressure resistance Hygienic overflow Tank bottom Product recovery Regulating Sample

Leak free change over Modular block design Manufactured from solid 316L bar (exotics available) Fewer product contacting seals for ease of maintenance No special tools required Fully balanced & drainable Certified to EHEDG and 3A

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extensive range of products in the fields of linear adjustment, profile technology, connecting and module technology are renowned and respected for their reliability and performance. As a company we are always striving to look for new ways to advance our products. For example, we have recently introduced a new 100% corrosion resistant unit to our popular range of E type tubular linear units within our linear technology range of products. These units available in sizes 30 and 40 have stainless steel trapezoidal threads which are self-locking and have an

The end elements incorporate stainless steel ball bearings and have drain holes. The range of guide carriages made from 1.4308 grade stainless steel, have a guide bush as standard and additional stainless steel slot covers can be added to protect from dust or limit the stroke. Within our range of connecting elements, we have our robust clamps. These are made from corrosion resistant 1.4308 grade stainless steel. They are extremely strong, vibration proof with good impact

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The demand for stainless steel clamps is especially high for the bottling, packaging and processing technology as well as for outdoor appliances and equipment bearing thermal loads. We work constantly and with great dedication on innovative products and solutions for our customers. The range of linear, lifting column, profile and connecting technology products include catalogue as well as tailor-made products, system solutions such as platforms, work stations and special projects. We are happy to advise you in choosing a product or to develop a tailor-made system solution with you from our extensive modular product range. RK Rose+Krieger 26 Faraday Road Aylesbury Buckinghamshire HP19 8RY 01296 611660 www.rose-krieger.co.uk www.phoenix-mecano.co.uk

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capacity from 40Nm right up to 1,000,000Nm, using the GIGANT version, which is at the top end of the product offering.

Making The Most Of Reich’s Multi Mont Drive Coupling Range As a product with a history spanning some 60 years, since its first introduction in 1958, Reich’s Multi Mont coupling range has today established itself as the driving force behind power transmission applications across multiple market sectors.

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he three main Multi Mont torsionally flexible claw coupling product variants: SELLA, DEKA and GIGANT, have between them amassed a multitude of installations in many demanding environments. In this article, Reich Drive Systems UK’s General Manager, David Proud, reflects on the extensive and diverse capabilities of this firmly established range of drive couplings.

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transmission applications developed by Reich Kupplungen GmbH. These pluggable claw couplings have undergone regular updates over the decades, enabling them to maintain their reputation as market leaders in drive technology. Having a variety of different types, there is invariably a Multi Mont coupling for every type of application. The Multi Mont flexible jaw coupling is a clever and easily customised concept for connecting shafts within a drive train to transmit torque. The full range now covers a vast torque

Irrespective of model selected, the main benefit of the Multi Mont family of couplings is the ability to change the flexible transmission elements without the time consuming work required to move machinery and then re-align it afterwards. There is no need to uncouple the drive, as each variant is designed to allow easy access to the flexible transmission elements, which can then be removed and replaced radially. This concept generates considerable savings in time over alternative product types, helping to maintain the highest levels of uptime and efficiency. Robust Construction - Made To Last The Multi Mont standard range utilises Spheroid Graphite (SG) Iron for the hubs and flanges. SG Iron offers greater elasticity, resulting in a better and more robust coupling which is less susceptible to damage. The range also allows the incorporation off keyless clamping elements, either internal locking assemblies or external shrink discs. The keyless clamping method of locating a coupling hub on to a shaft offers many distinct advantages over traditional methods such as keyways, splines & thermal shrink fits. Depending upon the individual product variant, a Natural / Synthetic Rubber mix or Nitrile rubber is used for the flexible transmission elements. Natural rubber is proven to be the best material for damping therefore Multi Mont couplings are ideally suited to applications where torsional vibration is present. Standard flexible elements have a temperature range of -40°C to 100°C, and for higher temperatures silicone elements with temperature range of -70°C to 120°C are available. Over the decades, Reich Kupplungen GmbH has developed the Multi Mont flexible jaw coupling into a versatile product with many variants as standard, including shaft to shaft; shaft to flange; flange to flange;


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with brake drum or with brake disc versions, and also a standard version with the very popular taper bush centre. Innovations around the Multi Mont flexible jaw coupling continue with the recent development of a high-speed version made from highgrade aluminium, which is capable of speeds up to 20000rpm. Designers & engineers have taken advantage of the unit’s adaptable design to easily combine the coupling with other mechanical power transmission products such as torque limiters, clutches, freewheels and fluid couplings to create bespoke drive solutions. Customers who have

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demanding applications requiring ATEX certification can now specify the new standard ATEX Multi Mont Sella flexible jaw coupling. Given the extensive nature of the product range, and its impressive heritage, it is not uncommon to find examples of Reich’s Multi Mont couplings being used in many challenging applications within marine, off-road vehicles, pumps & compressors, quarry equipment and other general industrial roles. The growing demand for electric and hybrid drive vehicles has seen the Multi Mont range diversify yet further, where it can be found at

the heart of many new drive and propulsion systems. The features of Reich’s Multi-Mont Drive Coupling can be seen in their new 3D Animation Video which can be viewed here. For more information please contact: Mr David Proud, General Manager, Reich Drive Systems UK Limited Unit 4, Bankside Business Park, Coronation Street, Stockport, Cheshire, SK5 7PG Telephone +44(0) 161 714 4191 Website - www.reich-uk.com Automation Update - 19


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