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PROSOFT ASIA PACIFIC IT’S NOT A CABLE, IT’S AN ANTENNA!

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LEROY-SOMER DYNEO® MOTORS AND DRIVES SOLUTIONS

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NORD CHINA CELEBRATES 10TH ANNIVERSARY

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FLUKE PROCESS INSTRUMENTS

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THE FLYWEIGHT THAT PACKS A HEAVYWEIGHT PUNCH

The new series 3274 BP4.

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The 3274 BP4 can reliably deliver what the application demands even under the harshest ambient conditions, such as at low temperatures or high mechanical loads (e.g. in aerospace applications). This is made possible by, among other things, a robust stainless steel housing and the omission of adhesives which are otherwise usually used for assembly.

The four-pole brushless DC servomotor is ideal for applications in which high power and dynamic start/ stop operation with the lowest possible total weight is an important factor, for example in link drives of humanoid robots, electric grippers used in process automation or highperformance traction drives used in inspection robotics.

One particularly interesting feature of this motor series is the high flexibility in its design. The FAULHABER series 3274 BP4 is equipped as standard with digital hall sensors. Highresolution optical and magnetic encoders can be attached simply to the rear multifunction flange. As an option, the motor is also available with analog (linear) hall sensors that can replace an encoder in many application cases. Finally, a large selection of performance-optimised precision gearheads rounds off the complete drive system.

The 3274 BP4 is overload-resistant and operates without wear-prone mechanical commutation. As a result, its operational lifetime is many times longer than that of a conventional DC micromotor. The slope of the motor characteristic curve is just 3 rpm/mNm with a stall torque of 2.7 Nm.

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n the fight for high performance with minimum weight, FAULHABER with the development of its series 3274 BP4 has put a new champion in the ring. The brushless DC servomotor, measuring 32 mm in diameter and 74 mm in length, has a huge continuous torque of 165 mNm. Furthermore, it weighs in at just under 320 g, which is half that of conventional motors with comparable power.

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NOVO CONTINUES RESHAPING MANUFACTURING BUSINESSES WITH NEW FEATURES

NOVO can supply a quick quote turnaround on modified standards of solid drills.

Continually reinventing the way manufacturing gets done, Widia's NOVO digital process planning system is adding new elements that enrich content and continue streamlining a shop’s processes.

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ew to NOVO are the following: - Quoting modified drill sizes - Improved search engine and channel connections

“In minutes, NOVO can supply a quick quote turnaround on modified standards of solid drills,” says Katie Richardson, NOVO director of program management. “We’re continuing to add new internal support systems that make finding the right tool even simpler. Just tell us what you’re looking for, customized for the job in front of you, and NOVO can quote it, with expected delivery – fast.”

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“We’re always working to improve our search engine,” Richardson adds. “We took the ranking function of NOVO Advise, and applied it to our Product Search so that NOVO can now rank the hundreds of turning inserts by performance and value that fit your tool holder.” Shops can quickly choose the most effective tooling package based on performance, availability, price, or whatever parameters they choose. Move to the Purchasing feature in NOVO, and customers can connect with their distributors for ease of purchase.

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NOVO combines tens of thousands of tools with 90 years of process knowledge in a powerful, cloud-enabled digital knowledge stream that interfaces with CAM packages, presetters, and a growing number of technology providers. Responding to user questions, NOVO defines machining sequences, selects and ranks the best tools, builds assemblies, downloads CAD graphic models for simulations and process planning, and obtains application parameters including speed and feed recommendations and inventory availability, all in minutes. Tooling recommendations can be further optimized for a customer’s specific machines and conditions. “NOVO is creating new work habits that will result in new expectations for how products are created,” Richardson says. “Open platforms such as NOVO keep winning in the marketplace because they make it easy for companies to do exactly that – rethink how work gets done and then go out and do it. This is real excitement for a new generation of makers.” For more information, visit www.widia.com/novo


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TRANSDUCER BTL WITH REAL-TIME ETHERNET INTERFACES

The new transducers in rod and profile housings with an Ethernet interface from Balluff offer multiple advantages for machine manufacturers and operators with respect to startup and machine output.

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he standardized communication protocols and automatic address assignment simplify integration of the transducer into the controller and the plant network. Because of this, a complex programming process is no longer necessary. This leads to a shortened machine startup time, low implementation costs and reduces fault sources simultaneously.

Selectable real-time Ethernet interfaces include Profinet IRT, EtherCAT and Varan. The product portfolio includes a total of four designs: the classic rod housing for installation in the cylinder and three profile versions for flexible mounting on a machine. The profiles are divided into a square 36x36 mm design, an extremely flat profile with an overall height of 21 mm and a round profile 30 mm in diameter.

The 4 diagnostic LEDs on the sensor head can check both the sensor status and the status of the Ethernet connection. This supports easy maintenance and quick service.

The transducers with real-time Ethernet interfaces can be used in any setting in which high control dynamics and accuracy are required. This includes areas of material processing, the plastics industry, reshaping technology and the food industry. www.balluff.co.in MORE INFORMATION

The transducer is ideally suited for use in advanced applications (those involving controlled axes, for example) due to synchronous, extremely fast and secure real-time data transmission and the precise, highly dynamic position measurement with 1 Âľm resolution. This advantage contributes to a higher machine output and improved production quality. The transducers of the BTL7 series can detect and process up to 16 position encoders. Two values can be output for each position encoder: the position and the speed. Because of this, a single measurement can yield up to 32 measured values.

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THE MX 43 CONTROLLER AWARDED SIL 1 CERTIFICATION

Oldham believes that no gas detection controller should be designed that does not take functional safety standards into consideration.

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lthough there is no legal requirement that gas detection systems to be certified to or above a SIL 1 performance level (Safety Integrity Level – according to IEC/EN 61508 and EN 50402 functional safety standards), the fact remains that these systems are life safety devices.

Because of our unwavering insistence on the safety and reliability of our detection controllers, and the broad range of applications in which they are used, we adhere to the strictest functional safety standards. Whether the application presents an elevated risk of explosion and serious consequences to employee safety, or involves toxic gas detection in high risk areas such as water treatment facilities, Oldham guarantees the one of the most effective and safest solutions for your gas detection requirements.

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For more information, please see the pages for the MX 43 on our website www.oldhamgas.com

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EXPERT VIBRO

A New Dimension in Vibration Measurement.

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xpert Vibro is a new measurement device, from Delphin Technology AG (based in Germany´s Bergisch Gladbach), for the acquisition of transient signals and vibrations. Vibration measurement is made easy with Expert Vibro. Intuitive configuration means fast implementation and short commissioning times.

The compact Expert Vibro is equipped with 16 synchronous analog inputs with sampling rates of up to 50kHz per channel. A 24-bit A/D converter delivers high-precision measurement. Users are able to switch the analog inputs between voltage, IEPE and shaft vibration measurement. Integrated comparators and digital inputs enable flexible triggering. Measurement data is monitored “on the fly” with the switching in milliseconds of up to 8 digital outputs.

Characteristic values can be determined from time signals and spectra. Spectra are computed online (FFT) and recorded along with time signals and characteristic values. Expert Vibro has a built-in data storage capability to enable independent operation. Versatile software channels enable Expert Vibro to be used for complex analysis and monitoring tasks. The Expert Vibro's touchdisplay shows important configuration or measurement data. . www.delphin.com

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Expert Vibro can be connected to PCs via LAN or USB. Optional WLAN, UMTS or LTE modules are available for standalone operation. Antennae can be connected via SMA sockets. Two PROFIBUS interfaces are available as well as Modbus TCP for fieldbus connections. Multiple Expert Vibro devices can be synchronized to process vibration data from many channels. 02 | Industry Middle East | November 2015

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IT’S NOT A CABLE, IT’S AN ANTENNA!

Why would someone want a cable that acts like an antenna? After all, much research and development has gone into improving cable shields precisely to prevent this! As it turns out, there are several conditions in industrial communication systems where using a radiating cable as an antenna offers major benefits.

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he most common cases are for communicating to equipment moving along a track, replacing slip rings in rotating equipment, and providing a clear radio frequency (RF) signal where obstructions or plant-floor layout prevent a clear “Line-of-Sight” to transmit from a traditional antenna.

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What is a Radiating Cable? A radiating cable is a long, flexible antenna with slots to radiate RF signals that can be installed around corners, along monorail systems and through tunnels to propagate wireless data signals in situations that are tough or impossible for traditional antennas. Since the radiating cable antenna can be mounted within inches of where the signal needs to be received, it isolates the wireless signal from going to other machines that may be on the plant floor. And, the cable comes in multiple lengths to meet the needs of most applications.

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In a typical coaxial cable, a metallic shield wrapped around the cable isolates the signals transmitted on the cable from the electromagnetic waves in the air around the cable. This helps to maintain a strong signal on the cable, and prevents that signal from creating interference with RF equipment nearby. Without the shield, the cable would act like an antenna, transmitting the signal it carries into the air, and receiving radio waves from other RF devices. For those who remember analog cable TV, we experienced this phenomenon when we saw “ghost” images on certain channels. Instead of just receiving the video signal sent from the cable company along the coaxial cable, we were also receiving that channel’s over-the-air broadcast of the same video signal as picked up by the coaxial cable working like an antenna. This was an unintentional use of radiating cable, and produced undesirable results. The same principle that gave us blurry television pictures back then is used to make a cable that intentionally radiates signals. This is called a radiating cable, or leaky feeder cable. The difference between radiating cable and poorly shielded TV cables is that the shield on a radiating cable is designed


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pick-ups that ride on the rings. Traditional wireless solutions can work, but often the motion of the machine will obstruct the wireless link, requiring higher gain antennas that result in greater RF “noise pollution”. Radiating cable is used in these applications to provide a clear, consistent path to the rotating antenna, without interfering with other nearby wireless systems. Flexibility Radiating cable also benefits from its inherent flexibility. Since it is a cable, it can follow almost any path to provide wireless signal in places where antennas just can reach. One of the early applications for radiating cable was to enable two-way radio connectivity for emergency workers inside highway and rail tunnels. In the industrial setting, there are many hard-to-reach places, whether those are actual tunnels or “RF tunnels” created by obstructions. An example of that would be a warehouse, where the metal racks and merchandise on those racks can cause obstruction and reflection issues for a traditional antenna. Radiating cable can be installed along the aisle ways to provide a strong signal just where it’s needed.

with exacting slots that allow for the transmission of signals at a specific frequency. In this way, these cables are tuned to the RF equipment to which they are connected. The cable’s shield still works to block unwanted RF, but will allow signals of the correct frequency to emit from, and be received by the cable inside. That makes a radiating cable act just like an antenna.

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Placing RF Signals Precisely in Crowded Plants Another benefit of using radiating cables comes from the ability to place RF power very precisely. The use of wireless communication equipment in factories is growing rapidly, which means that factory floors are becoming crowded with radio waves on all the common frequencies. For machine builders who need to use wireless, this creates a real problem. With a radiating cable solution, new machines can co-exist within the crowded plant RF space without adding to the cacophony. This is because radiating cable emits RF in one direction, and only needs as much power as it takes to link with another antenna at a relatively fixed distance. While the plant’s general wi-fi network is screaming to everyone who will listen, the equipment on the new machine can operate at a whisper. This benefit is especially important in rotating machinery which traditionally used slip rings to conduct communication signals from I/O on the moving part of the machine to a controller on the fixed part. Slip rings are expensive to install, require regular maintenance, and even still suffer from poor communication speeds due to noise on the rings and in the

Summary For certain industrial communication challenges, radiating cable offers unique advantages. Radiating cable provides consistent data rates over a long distance, can be shaped to provide signal in difficult-to-reach environments, and reduces plant RF congestion by constraining its RF signal to the exact area where it’s needed. These benefits are especially valuable in applications where machines move along a predefined path, where the terrain of a facility is particularly difficult to reach with broad coverage, and where signals on rotating equipment are otherwise transmitted through slip rings. Care must be taken in selecting and installing the components of a radiating cable solution. However, with a bit of preparation and advice from an experienced industrial RF vendor, a radiating cable system can provide trouble-free communications for your toughest applications.

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GROOVING AND CUT-OFF MADE EASY – BEYOND EVOLUTION™

One platform that does it all. Cut-off, grooving, deep grooving, face grooving, side turning, and profiling applications.

Game-changing design brings true ease of use, notably fewer components, and high performance in multiple applications.

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Easy to choose, easy to use became the foundation of Beyond Evolution’s development. The goal to offer a system that was less complicated to navigate and select, complimented by an equally simple approach to using it.

“What would it take to launch the world’s best grooving and cutoff system?” asks Kennametal senior product manager Mark Filosemi. “We began with the expected – longer tool life and higher cutting speed. But our customers added something different. They wanted simple. That was it. They wanted to stop leafing through hundreds of pages of catalogs and thousands of items because it was difficult, time-consuming, and expensive.”

“But we didn’t stop there,” Filosemi adds. “In developing Beyond Evolution, the team questioned every detail to enhance our customer’s experience. With deep design and innovative engineering experience, Kennametal pioneered the most versatile high-performance platform to enter the market.”

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n a manufacturing world of growing complexity, a straightforward solution that works excellently and saves money can be a breath of fresh air. In grooving and cutoff, Beyond Evolution™ from Kennametal is that solution.

Proprietary Triple V Beyond Evolution is a single-sided grooving and cutoff system for deeper grooving capability than double-ended systems. A proprietary “Triple V” design with top, bottom, and backside V-shaped seating in the holder pocket creates a pull-in effect for exceptionally high stability for deep grooving, face grooving, side turning, and profiling, among other applications. The results Beyond Evolution will groove deeper than doubleended systems, turn with 90 % of the stability and allow interchangeability regardless of geometry or application.

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The proprietary Triple V design provides high side load stability comparable to longer double ended inserts.

Coolant is directed precisely to the cutting edges underneath the chip, dissipating heat and extending tool life.

It offers tighter indexing tolerances, longer cutting depths, and new plunge and turn geometries The most visible result of Beyond Evolution’s “one system for all applications” design is the most requested – fewer items, up to 35 % compared to competitors. This makes Beyond Evolution easy to choose in addition to easy to use, reducing inventory and expenses. And where conventional product launches focus on a single line item, Beyond Evolution will be launched in multiple grades for dozens of applications – a full line offering that promises higher performance and reduced costs immediately.

For more information, visit www.kennametal.com

For downloading the digital version or requesting a print copy, visit www.kennametal.com

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Innovations 2016 and NOVO Whether you’re digitally native or prefer print, much more information, including grade descriptions, feed and speed recommendations, and full ordering information is available in the new Innovations 2016 catalog from Kennametal – an invaluable resource for the latest advances across the entire range of Kennametal applications. For downloading the digital version or requesting a print copy, visit www.kennametal.com.

Beyond Evolution that can do the job. This provides far more useful process knowledge than any online catalog alone, all obtained in a fraction of the time.

Moreover, Beyond Evolution is available through NOVO™, Kennametal’s digital process knowledge application. With powerful process knowledge available on iPad™ and other digital devices, NOVO helps users define machining features, such as profiling or grooving in specific work materials, and then immediately reduces the product set to those like 02 | Industry Middle East | November 2015

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NEW WAYS TO INTERCONNECT THE PROFI-WORLD

Markus Bladh, Product Manager, Gateways.

Automation engineers frequently need to bridge the gap between different protocols and networks used in a plant, but they also need to enable communication between equipment within the same network family.

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or example, in the PROFINET and PROFIBUS-world, there are many devices and sub-systems that cannot necessarily communicate with each other. It may be necessary to connect different physical formats such as copper and fiber optics or couple/de-couple I/O data between two controlling networks. With their recently upgraded Anybus X-gateways, HMS Industrial Networks can offer ways to get heterogeneous PROFI-equipment connected.

“According to our latest market research, PROFINET and PROFIBUS are two of the most dominant networks on the global market today,” says Markus Bladh, Product Manager for gateways at HMS Industrial Networks. “So naturally, we get a lot of requests for connectivity to the PROFI-world, but we also get requests for connectivity within these networks. Although our Anybus gateways are mostly known for interconnecting all types of networks, it is really interesting to see the attention Anybus X-gateways get as a cost-efficient way to connect different physical formats and standards within the PROFIworld. This enables system integrators and factory owners to connect otherwise incompatible devices and systems.” Here are a few examples of how Anybus gateways can solve connectivity issues within PROFINET and PROFIBUS.

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1. Coupling a PROFINET IRT machine with a controlling PLC Many factories need to couple or de-couple I/O data between two controlling PROFINET IRT networks – for example between two segments in a factory. The Anybus X-gateway can act as a PROFINET/PROFINET coupler enabling fast transfer of I/O data. The PROFINET interface works as an I/O-Device on the PROFINET I/O or IRT network. 02 | Industry Middle East | November 2015

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Anybus X-gateway.

2. Coupling PROFIBUS networks Coupling or de-coupling of I/O data between two controlling PROFIBUS networks are other common tasks for the Anybus X-gateway. This functionality is often called DP/DP coupling. The two PROFIBUS networks become galvanically and logically isolated from each other. 3. Coupling PROFINET I/O networks It is also possible to couple or de-couple I/O data between two controlling PROFINET I/O networks. A well-known name for this functionality is PN/PN coupling. 4. Connecting a fiber optic network to a copper network PROFINET FO is especially popular in the German automotive industry. However, many machines and systems do not come with fiber optic connectivity. Anybus X-gateway can act as a coupler between the two network versions, enabling them to communicate.

connect well-working existing equipment to new highperforming automation systems. “We see both fieldbuses and industrial Ethernet networks increasing at the moment,” says Markus Bladh. “Trends such as the Industrial Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 require more and more industrial machines to become networked and this also requires more connectivity within the different network worlds. With the Anybus X-gateway product range, HMS offers an easy and cost-effective way to get connectivity between different devices and networks within the PROFI-world.” www.hms-networks.com

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5. Migration from PROFIBUS to PROFINET Many factories have well-functioning PROFIBUS networks, either as their main factory network or as subsystems within the factory. However, there is often a need to install devices or systems which run PROFINET. With an Anybus X-gateway, this switch is easily done. The X-gateway acts as translator between the two networks and can be installed within minutes – a very fast way to migrate from fieldbus to industrial Ethernet. End users will be able to reuse and 02 | Industry Middle East | November 2015

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ATHLONIX 22DCP BRUSH DC MOTORS DELIVER SPEED-TOTORQUE PERFORMANCE IN A COST-EFFICIENT PACKAGE

Portescap introduces the next generation of Athlonix™ high power density brush DC motors. Athlonix DCP motors offer an optimized price-to-performance solution ideal for a broad spectrum of applications.

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vailable in a 22mm diameter, the new 22DCP motor will feature an energy efficient coreless design with an optimized self-supporting coil and magnetic circuit, which ensures optimum price to performance ratio is delivered. Athlonix 22DCP motors are available in 2 variations, precious metal commutation and graphite commutation with Alnico magnet inside. The unique constant force spring design for carbon brush ensures consistent performance. An REE (Restriction of Electro Erosion) coil is an available option, which ensures extended life of the motor.

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With maximum continuous torque up to 6.5 mNm and higher stall torque than similar comparative motors. Athlonix 22DCP motors are ideally suited for use in applications such as medical & industrial pumps, gas analyzers and security & access and power tools.

“Athlonix motors are powered by a proprietary self-supporting coil resulting into maximized magnetic flux and ampere-turns for a given diameter” says Sunil Kumar, Brush DC Product Line Manager at Portescap. “In contrast, typical self-supporting coils have inherent ampere-turns limitations that affect the magnetic flux density in the magnetic circuit, which further limits power output and endurance of the motor,” he says. Component standardization and design modularity ensures quick customization capability for samples across various applications. Standard configurations can be delivered with maximum one week lead-time. Athlonix motors are compatible with encoders and gearheads of various sizes and ratios and are also available on our online motor configurator MotionCompass™. They are manufactured in an ISO certified facility, and are RoHS compliant. www.portescap.com

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PEPPERL+FUCHS ACQUIRES ONE OF THE WORLD’S LEADING PROVIDERS OF HART PROTOCOL DEVICES

Pepperl+Fuchs, a world leader in process automation and applications, has acquired MACTek Corporation, a leading provider of HART protocol devices. The move is part of Pepperl+Fuch’s strategy to further extend its integrated solutions offerings and strengthen its position in the WirelessHART market. “We are pleased to add the MACTek WirelessHART product line to our existing portfolio,” said Jim Bolin, Pepperl+Fuchs’ executive vice president of the Americas. “This acquisition complements our current product lines well, and allows us to provide an even greater breadth of services to our customers.” Founded in 1993, MACTek specializes in HART modems, including VIATOR HART Interface modems. One of the company’s most recent innovations, the BULLET WirelessHART adapter, can be mounted on any device rated for hazardous areas. The HART modem family includes wireless access to HART field devices designed for hazardous areas and Bluetooth-enabled technologies. www.pepperl-fuchs.us MORE INFORMATION 02 | Industry Middle East | November 2015

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NEW SECO MS2050 MILLING GRADES OPTIMISED FOR TITANIUM MACHINING

Milling Inserts Assortment.

Seco has increased the versatility of its MS2050 milling grade with new variations that bring optimised cutting performance to shops processing parts from titanium and high chromium content steels. The latest additions span a wide scope of insert sizes, radii and geometries along with special coating technology.

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he grade’s new silver-colored PVD uni-coating provides enhanced heat-resistant capabilities as well as virtually eliminates the occurrence of built-up edge when cutting sticky materials such as titanium. And with the absence of built-up edge, the inserts last approximately 50 percent longer than existing products, which provides users with reduced tool costs. Applicable for use with the company’s Turbo 10, Helical T408 and Highfeed cutters, the new MS2050 insert grades are available in a radii selection from 0.4 mm to 6.3 mm as well as positive geometries that can perform productive shoulder, face, copy and high-feed milling operations.

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For additional information on this highly wear-resistant grade, please contact a local Seco representative or visit www.secotools.com/ms2050

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RAYTEK®, IRCON®, AND DATAPAQ® JOIN FORCES TO CREATE FLUKE® PROCESS INSTRUMENTS

Fluke Corp. is integrating its Raytek, Ircon, and Datapaq product lines into a new brand: Fluke Process Instruments. All three companies have been part of the Fluke Corporation portfolio for some time.

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“Fluke Process Instruments combines more than 125 years of experience in pioneering new technologies into one integrated company,” said Fluke Process Instruments General Manager Ankush Malhotra. “By joining the three companies under a single brand, we can improve our communications and accelerate our product innovation. We are proud of the legacy these brands bring and will continue to grow them as Fluke Process Instruments.”

The company has launched a new website, www.flukeprocessinstruments.com and will operate all related global activities under the new corporate name.

Raytek, Ircon, and Datapaq branded products include a complete line of rugged and dependable infrared sensors, line scanners, thermal imagers, and temperature profiling systems for use in harsh, high-temperature industrial manufacturing environments.

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QUALITY DOWN TO THE FINEST DETAIL IN THE AREA OF BLISK AND TURBINE BLADE MACHINING

Haimer shrinking technology enriches Starrag machining centers with precision.

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n order to machine engine components such as turbine blades and blisks, the aerospace industry has been relying on the quality provided by Starrag Machining Centers for a very long time. Almost no other machine supplier understands the requirements in such detail as Starrag does and can offer turnkey solutions including the right software, clamping fixtures, tool holders and peripheral accessories from one single source. At the same time, it is very important for the Swiss that external suppliers also provide the best quality possible. This is why they trust and believe in the shrink fit chucks and shrink fit machines made by Haimer

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The product brand Starrag is located at the Starrag Group headquarters in Rorschacherberg, Switzerland (more company information can be found in the textbox). The company is mainly focused on the Aerospace & Energy Industry and offers five-axis machining centers capable of high metal removal rates in order to produce highly precise turbine blades, impellers, blisks and other structurally complex parts.

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Since the beginning of the 20th century the aerospace industry has been the core market for Starrag machine tools. Even at that time they were able to distinguish themselves from other products and brands through their rigid and robust design and their high technological standard. Therefore it is no surprise that in the 1960’s Starrag was regarded as one of the pioneers in the area of 5-axis simultaneous machining. A know-how-advantage that is clearly visible in their current high quality product portfolio which includes machine types such as the STC and BTP series for titanium machining. Furthermore, machining centers that are specialized in blisk cutting and the LX series are part of the portfolio and were especially designed for the highly precise, efficient and simultaneous 5-axis machining of turbine blades. Patrick Rutishauser (Head of Application Engineering) explains: “Technologically speaking, our machines are of premium quality. They are known for their high performance capacity and precision. Furthermore, we offer our customers additional value regarding the application.” Starrag considers itself to be a technology partner of its end users and is capable of designing and realizing complete processes. “When a customer approaches us with a component he needs


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As a long-time partner of the aircraft industry the Starrag Group has the necessary competence to come up with precise turnkey solutions for the production of turbine elements. One standard element of such complete systems is the Haimer shrinking technology. Pictures: Starrag

Because of the reinforced wall thickness in the clamping area and other constructive features the Haimer Heavy Duty Shrink Chucks are able to reach very high clamping forces and can be used for roughing processes with big tools.

Starrag uses Haimer Power Shrink Chucks for demanding roughing and finishing processes. Picture: Haimer.

10,000 pieces of, we design the complete system for him and supply the machine including software, clamping fixtures, tool holders as well as peripheral components and machines.” Such an additional offer is only possible after many decades of experience regarding the development of machine tools, CAM systems and special tools – and because of the application know-how which Starrag is able to acquire during the production of prototype and small series turbine blades. One area Patrik Rutishauser is responsible for: “My tasks include technology and software development for so called Single Blade Applications. In my team, application engineers work hand in hand with CAM-Software developers. This way we can provide our end-users with exactly what they need without taking any detours or wasting time.”

An important detail: tool holding Starrag has known for a long time that “tool holding” is a very important issue when it comes to high precision machining. After all, they were using a high speed spindle (30,000 RPM’s) at their headquarters in Rorschacherberg even 20 years ago. At that time the cutting tools were usually clamped with Weldon or Whistle-Notch holders and collet chucks which, however, led to many problems because of the insufficient run-out accuracy they provide. At high rotational speeds even small deviations can lead to poor milling results, an inferior surface quality, as well as tool and spindle wear. Also the geometry of these tool holders has many interfering contours which make it impossible to reach deep cavities with minimally clamped tools.

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Experiences from the production plant His co-workers are able to gain important experiences at the CPE (Center of Production Excellence), the Starrag application center in Rorschacherberg, where they test and optimize demanding, and new machining processes. The hall which has a surface of about 2000 m2 is equipped with the new four and five axis Starrag machining centers. There the application team is able to perform various applications ranging from heavy duty cutting of highly solid titanium alloy up to high speed cutting of light metal. Patrik Rutishauser emphasizes: “We work on rotating parts, complex cubic work pieces, as well as free-formed flow surfaces – we do all of this under production conditions. We also produce prototype

and small series for our customers. This entails developing a drawing and quality production at reasonable costs in the market.” This is certainly an advantage, as the application specialist suggests, because that way you acquire valuable knowledge about the machine requirements and you can find out more about the integral machining process right down to the smallest detail. “It is different from customer demonstrations where you usually overlook minor details”, Rutishauser explains.

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NEWS High-End solutions for professional shrinking and cooling: the Haimer Power Clamp Premium offers a spacious working area, easy handling and linear guided cooling bodies with temperature monitoring. Starrag has the optional length presetting integrated into its machine.

In order to shrink tools Starrag has a Haimer Power Clamp NG (left) at its CPE and a Power Clamp Premium. Both machines are equipped with a patented double coil which adapts itself to the length and diameter of the shrink fit chuck.

During the initial tests with the new clamping technology, Starrag had to overcome some weaknesses: at that time the chucks were heated up with hot air which was very time consuming and placed great strain on the material.

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About 15 years ago, in search of a solution, the Starrag specialists came across Haimer GmbH in Igenhausen who today is the European market leader in the area of tool holding technology. Patrik Rutishauser emphasizes that “Haimer professionalized the shrinking technology. Even back then the company offered a large selection of tool holders and a shrinking machine with an inductive coil and cooling bodies which were very easy to handle for anybody. Until today Haimer has kept on further developing its shrinking technology – tool holders and machines – and at the same time was always able to stay true to its high quality requirements. We constantly evaluate different systems and suppliers, but regarding precision and quality the products of Haimer are simply unbeatable. When it comes to shrinking technology we appreciate the possibility of clamping tools with short projection lengths and of course the slim contours in comparison to other clamping systems“. Also with Shrink Fit Chucks every single detail is important It is not without reason why the company philosophy of Haimer is “Quality wins”. Behind this concept there is the idea to only produce in the home town of Igenhausen near Augsburg in Bavaria, where the precision can be kept under 02 | Industry Middle East | November 2015

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control 100 % of the time. There, all shrink fit chucks, even the standard ones, are made out of heat resistant steal and are fine balanced (at G2.5 at 25,000 rpm < 1 gmm unbalance). The functional surfaces are machined and ground extremely accurately and the taper tolerance is much more precise compared to the relative norm. For special machining requirements Haimer is offering special shrink fit chucks. For example, the Power Shrink Chucks are suitable for special high speed or high precision milling applications. The patented design combines a low tendency towards vibrations with a high rigidity and a slim design on top. This special construction makes it possible for the operator to increase the cutting depth and the feed and thus reach a higher cutting volume while still maintaining a good surface quality. The Heavy Duty Shrink Chucks are especially designed for heavy machining with large cutting tools and they feature a reinforced wall thickness at the clamping area, a very rigid outer contour and patented expansion grooves in the clamping bore. This way, high clamping forces which can be compared to those of Milling chucks can be reached. The portfolio of shrink fit chucks is completed with the small Mini Shrink Chucks. These are onepiece shrink fit chucks with an extremely slim design and a 3 degree outer contour – designed for mold making. Difficult material, high surface requirements For Patrik Rutishauser this variety of shrink fit holder designs works as an advantage. He explains: “during the blade


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Close to the shrinking station you can find the Haimer balancing machine Tool Dynamic Preset, a combination solution to balance and measure tool holders and tools. For tools produced by Starrag itself, especially multi-stage tools, this machine is being used all the time.

High-end-shrinking machines ensure fast and easy tool clamping In order to shrink tools Starrag has a Power Clamp Profi Plus NG in its CPE (Centre of Production Excellence) with which you can shrink all HSS and solid carbide tools with shank tolerance h6 and diameter 3mm up to 50mm within a matter of seconds. It is equipped with a patented double coil technology which means that the coil adapts itself to the length and diameter of the shrink fit chuck. During the shrinking process only the shrinking area is heated which reduces the heating and cooling time (via contact cooling) significantly. In addition there is a High-End solution for professional shrinking and cooling: a Power Clamp Premium machine that offers a spacious work surface, easy handling and linear guided cooling bodies with temperature monitoring. The machine at Starrag has an integrated length presetting – holding lengths exactly within 0.02mm – since tools always have to be shrunk to a precisely defined overhang length.

Patrik Rutishauser, Head of Application Engineering, is convinced of the Haimer shrink fit chucks and machines: “Haimer professionalized the shrinking process.”

production made of extrusion profiles there are generally two procedures. First, it starts with a rough cutting process. During this process it is important that the chuck operates with a damping component in order to achieve a high cutting depth and feeds and to remove as much material as possible in one production stage. During the finishing process, however, there aren’t any strong cutting forces. At this point, a high runout accuracy and the balancing quality are of importance. The Haimer Power Shrink Chucks are ideally suited for both processes and if the cutting gets even tougher we simply switch to Heavy Duty Chucks.”

The right machine tool for each application The Starrag Group (about 1617 employees and around 390 Mio. CHF turnover in 2014) is one of the leading machine tool manufaturers and combines the brands Marken, Berthiez, Bumotec, Dörries, Droop+Rein, Heckert, Scharmann, SIP, Starrag, TTL and WMW. On different locations a broad range of machines for milling, drilling and grinding metal work pieces, composite material and ceramics is being developed. Each brand has its own specialties. The complete offering ranges from small high speed machining centers from Bumotec (suited for cutting components in the watch, medical, and computer industry) up to the Gantry machines from Droop-Rein which are many meters long and can fill an entire hall (suited for working on big, heavy work pieces). Their customers include internationally active companies that belong to the three target markets Aerospace & Energy, Transportation & Industrial Components and Precision Engineering. The portfolio of machine tools is completed by their technology support and general service and allows the customers to make substantial progress. www.haimer.biz

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In terms of the shrink fit chuck quality the best is required for Starrag. This is due to the fact that during the roughing and finishing machining of titanium and other hard-tocut materials, the cutting forces can be very aggressive on the interface between the machine spindle and the tool holder. “In the end, the key element is the part quality. It has to be perfect starting from the very beginning, because even the titanium blanks cost a small fortune. We are convinced that the tool holder quality is absolutely essential for the part quality”, Patrick Rutishauser explains. This is especially true regarding the surface quality, which constitutes an important factor. This is due to the fact that the turbine blades need a very precise structure in order to be very energy efficient. Nowadays you can get the desired structure through milling and without any additional regrinding. At the moment Starrag is capable of achieving a surface quality of Ra=0,8 µm – 0,4 µm.

“Haimer shrink fit chucks are part of our standard equipment, because they offer the best conditions for process reliable cutting which people expect from us”, Patrik Rutishauser explains. “We don’t just use these products at our CPE, but we also sell them together with our own systems. Therefore it is important that the quality of the products always remains high. With Haimer we feel secure. I can’t remember a single incident where a tool holder was the reason for a customer complaint.”

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DYNEO® MOTORS AND DRIVES SOLUTIONS

Easier than ever to implement and adapt for variable speed applications with the highest levels of energy efficiency!

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merson industrial Automation has led the energy efficiency market for many years and aims to provide ever more effective, ergonomic and modular drive systems. Dyneo® combines Emerson’s permanent magnet solutions for variable speed drives and synchronous motor technologies. These solutions are the outcome of tried and trusted technology with over 15 years of experience and the largest industrial base installed worldwide. Dyneo® delivers reliability, robustness, a wide range of options, flexible adaptation, easy commissioning and a short return on investment.

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Our latest developments offer users simplicity of installation equivalent to an IEC induction motor. Continuing with the proven design of Dyneo® solutions, the product portfolio has recently been completed by a series of permanent magnet synchronous motors (LSRPM – 1500 rpm), that are directly mechanically interchangeable with all standard IEC 34-30-1 motors (frame size, flange, shaft end). This new variant immediately offers a premium energy efficient solution without modifying existing IEC equipment. Easy integration comes with two economic advantages, as the 02 | Industry Middle East | November 2015

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financial savings generated for installation are combined with financial savings for operation, which grow over the life cycle of the motor. A compact range, significantly smaller and lighter, is also available to offer even more flexibility at the customer’s site. This variant is particularly appreciated by equipment manufacturers as it reduces dimensions and optimizes machines, simplifying lifting resources and reducing transport costs. A permanent magnet motor must be controlled with an electronic variable speed drive, it is therefore essential for the assembly, commissioning and configuration of the overall set-up to be as simple as possible. This has been achieved thanks to Dyneo® solutions, that incorporate total sensorless control mode for most process applications (pumps, compressors, fans, boosters, centrifuges, separators, etc.). The motor control is optimized, without a position feedback and connecting cable to the drive. Potential disturbance due to the motor encoder or feedback connections are therefore eliminated, once again reinforcing the reliability of the motor & drive package.


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frequency. With the Dyneo® motor, the magnetic flux remains synchronized with the frequency induced by the stator. Rotor losses for the induction motor represent almost one third of total losses, whereas the rotor losses for the Dyneo® motor are negligible. At rated speed, motors in the Dyneo® range achieve efficiency levels equivalent to IE4 or NEMA Super Premium, which are therefore well above highefficiency induction motors. This efficiency gap becomes even more significant when operating at less than rated speed, which is often the case in variable speed applications! The payback time compared to a conventional solution is usually very short. By maintaining the position of the stator at 90° to the magnetic flux at all times, the Dyneo® solution guarantees optimal torque over the whole speed range, with no derating or forced ventilation, and can achieve speeds of around 5500 rpm, demonstrably higher than traditional technologies. This solution is particularly effective for applications requiring high torque at high speeds. Motors in the Dyneo® range are designed to rotate faster than induction motors, allowing the motor speed to be adapted to that of the driven machine, thus eliminating transmission devices such as gearboxes. Emerson Dyneo® solutions LSRPM (IP55) / PLSRPM (IP23) permanent magnet motors are perfectly matched with Emerson variable speed drive ranges: Powerdrive F300 (IP20 drives to be integrated in the unit or cabinet for ventilation, pumping and compression applications), Powerdrive MD2 (complete IP21 or IP54 solutions ready to use for process applications) and Unidrive M (IP20 drives to be integrated in the unit or cabinet for all other applications), that are easy to integrate and quick to configure thanks to software and firmware specifically designed for the Dyneo solution motor. A motor-drive assembly from a single manufacturer offers the assurance of optimum performance thanks to components designed to operate together, along with the global guarantee of a single point of contact, from technical specifications through installation and after-sales service to maintenance.

The Dyneo® LSRPM motor is modular: set-up with feet, flanges, smooth or threaded holes and many associated options to simplify the installation. Dyneo® solutions meet all environmental requirements while attempting to optimise productivity and satisfy the need for savings faced by most industries, regardless of the application (fluid management, belt systems, extrusion, transformation, generators, etc.). www.emerson.com

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Dyneo® motor technology This motor with robust mechanical design uses the same components as the induction motor, however, unlike the latter, the Dyneo® motor’s magnetic flux is not developed by the stator but is directly created from a set of permanent magnets inserted in the rotor. With an AC induction motor, the speed of rotation of the rotor is slower than the stator 02 | Industry Middle East | November 2015

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MEIJE INSTALLS VERLINDE EUROBLOC VT HOISTS FOR THE RENOVATION OF 6 EDF HYDROELECTRIC DAMS ON THE RIVER MAULDE

There are some 2,250 hydroelectric installations of various sizes in Metropolitan France whose power varies from 1,000 watts to several hundred megawatts. 436 of them are operated by EDF. Out of the total installed capacity of 25.4 gigawatts nationwide, EDF produces no less than 20 gigawatts or 13 % of the company's total energy production. A smallish watercourse 70 km long whose source is in the commune of Gentioux-Pigerolles (Creuse department) and mouth at Saint-Léonard-de-Noblat (Haut-Vienne department) where it flows into the River Vienne is the River Maulde on which EDF operates six dams with a combined power output of 18 megawatts. Located at Martinex, Fleix, Langleret, Villejoubert and Lartige, the six gravity dams, most of them Ambursen type dams, roughly16m high, have buttresses spaced at intervals and are of identical design.

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Improved efficacy for renovation operations Each dam is made up of five sections (with the exception of Lartige) on four of which are mounted a bulb unit fitted with an asynchronous generator while the fifth section is used when an emptying operation is necessary.

Each section equipped with a bulb unit is made up of a water intake tower, a penstock with a 90° elbow and a butterfly type slide valve. Until now, the EDF maintenance and servicing teams used a 15-tonne capacity hoist that they moved from one group to another and from dam to dam. EDF is at present faced with the challenge of heavy renovation works on each of the six dams' sections. Alluding to this operation and on behalf of Meije, José Lima explained that with a single hoist the operation would take too long. “The invitations for tenders put out by EDF therefore involved, on the one hand, the renovation of the existing monorail tracks and supports and, on the other hand, the supply of five identical and easily movable mobile monorail hoists. Our bid with Verlinde hoists won the contract because it precisely met the specification sheet conditions both in terms of price and of equipment quality. ” EDF decided to install a Verlinde EUROBLOC VT standardized 2m/M5 hoist on each section of the dam being renovated, each with a lifting capacity of 15 tonnes and lifting height of

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15 m. This hoist enables operations on the heaviest parts of the bulb group located in the section at the base of the dam. The five sections equipped in this way enable simultaneous work on the five groups and keep production downtime to a minimum. After 12 to 16 months' work, when renovation work is completed, the hoists can be easily dismounted using a screw plate system we have designed. They are then set up on the next dam.

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VERLINDE EUROBLOC VT monorail girder hoist For outside operations and in moist environments, the hoisting and travel motors, along with the electric cubicle of the selected EUROBLOC VT hoist, provide protection IP66. The variable speed travel motors limit both current inrush and load sway and the maximum load lifting speed is 3 m/ min. The hoist had to meet other specific requirements, like for instance the provisioning of an iodide projector 400W in order to light up the lower part of the section thus enabling the operator a perfect view of the work in hand. The equipment is controlled either by a wired keypad or by a VERLINDE EUROMOTE H5 remote control. They are interchangeable by using a pluggable connector. On this type of worksite where the operator has to manipulate loads in a very specific environment, numerous safety features are indispensable, like the load limiting system with its strain gauge, the limit switches and sound and light signals.

MEIJE, member of VERLINDE's EUROPONT network For José Lima, co-manager of MEIJE with Agnès Ferret, “Our company with its workforce of 25 is a member of the Verlinde Europont network and we operate mainly in the South of France: Aquitaine, Charente-Midi Pyrénées, Languedoc Roussillon, …We can meet all orders for girder or box girder cranes, whether they be overhead, suspended, gantry or semigantry, with spans of up to 35m and lifting capacities of up to 80 tonnes. We frequently work with EDF and recently, for their Méditerranean production unit, we supplied VERLINDE VT5 hoists for maintenance operations.”

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RESILIENT, SEAWATER-RESISTANT DRIVE SYSTEMS FOR SEAFOOD FACTORY CONVEYORS

Live shellfish products are poured onto conveying lines straight from large salt water containers, which accounts for the ubiquitous aggressive atmosphere.

Mussels, clams, oysters and other shellfish must be served fresh and remain alive until the very moment they are cooked. Hence, factories specializing in these delicacies tend to keep fresh catches submerged in salt water before they are processed.

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n such facilities, all machinery used for cleaning, sorting, and packaging shellfish products is inevitably exposed to the seawater-infused environment. An aggressive atmosphere like that takes a heavy toll e.g. on regular conveyor drives. However, NORD DRIVESYSTEMS has recently introduced an innovative surface treatment to toughen drives for just such areas of operation.

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In Yerseke, a Dutch seaside village roughly one hour south of Rotterdam, shellfish has been the principal industry for almost a century and a half. Krijn Verwijs Yerseke B.V., a family business established here in 1880 as a breeding company for oysters, has developed over the course of time into one of the largest players in the European crustacean and shellfish market. Blue mussels are harvested in breeding grounds in the Netherlands, Ireland, the UK, and Germany.

As these reach the factory directly by ship or in cooled trucks, they are put into large basins supplied with a constant flow of cooled, clean North Sea salt water. The containers are kept right next to the processing facilities inside the factory. The mussels then make their way through various stages in the factory: some further cleaning ensues, damaged and dead specimens are manually picked out, and the mussels are de-bearded. Soon enough, quality-controlled processed products can be packaged and sped away to the designated customer. Eaten away by salty air Given the presence of the large containers full of salt water and the fact that the live mussels are conveyed wet as they come, every last corner of the factory is pervaded by a humid, salty atmosphere. This spells swift corrosion for all sorts of metal parts across process automation implements. In the case of the many 1.5 kW class geared motors driving the various conveyors, rusty spots first appear on brand-new systems in a matter of weeks. In the end, an ordinary drive unitâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life in this environment is spent after a year or two, and a new geared motor must

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While regular geared motors suffer severely in this environment (unit on the right, shown after about one year of use), NORD systems featuring nsd tupH surfaces evidently fare much better (unit on the left, shown after a few months in service).

There are hundreds of geared motors in the facility – Krijn Verwijs intends to gradually replace all with resilient NORD nsd tupH drives (second unit from the right).

be installed as a replacement. Little can be done to keep a drive in service much longer – with cast iron systems, even a protective coating or varnish is often eventually compromised e.g. by scratches, and will therefore only moderately delay the onset of corrosion. Stainless steel drives, the most obvious alternative, are unfortunately not suited to this application either, with the extra cost for such models not the only issue standing in the way. Practical cleaning routines are at stake as well: stainless steel units would require a significant cool-off period before every hose-down to protect them from excessive stress to the material, which would cause too much disruption to the factory operation as a whole. Dutch drive supplier Drive & Flow introduced Krijn Verwijs to a new approach to toughen drives for use in aggressive environments that was recently pioneered by NORD DRIVESYSTEMS, one of the global leaders in drive technology.

Imbued with superior resilience The nsd tupH treatment is no application of a coating, but rather a surface conversion that produces a base layer that is permanently bonded to the substrate. Based on an electrolytic process, this treatment renders aluminum cases similarly unsusceptible to corrosion as stainless steel. The treated surface also becomes more than six times as hard as untreated aluminum alloy, and a thousand times as hard as paint. Featuring a very lightweight, compact, and

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Proven ingrained protection NORD’s portfolio had been extended to include a broad range of drive systems with a specially treated aluminum surface promising to be much more durable under adverse conditions like the salty atmosphere at Krijn Verwijs. Though these geared motors come at a premium compared to the price of regular cast iron units, they will typically outlast the lifetime of a conveyor line as a whole, and therefore eliminate follow-up expenses for several replacement drives, not to mention all the necessary installation work.

Test results proffered by NORD for drives with so-called nsd tupH surfaces already documented there was no visible corrosion after e.g. 1,000 hours of immediate exposure to salt spray. Krijn Verwijs opted to conduct their own handson testing nonetheless, all the better to ensure the reallife viability of this innovation. In spring 2013, the first nsd tupH geared motor was installed at the shellfish production facility. Its scratch-proof surface proved to be spectacularly resilient, showing hardly any sign of wear after several months of operation. “With standard cast iron geared motors, we had no choice but to swap out lots of units again and again and again, up to ten times during the usual service life of a conveyor line. Since there are so many drives in our factory, these replacements basically never stopped. It is such a relief that this new NORD solution means we no longer have to worry about drives all the time. In our factory, we expect nsd tupH systems to last at least five times as long as the old geared motors, if not longer,” says Bram de Visser, Technical Service specialist at Krijn Verwijs.

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Shellfish products leave the Krijn Verwijs facility either in wholesale packaging or retail trays.

After they are cleaned, products are sorted by size and weight.

self-draining design without indentations or dead spaces, drive systems with an nsd tupH surface can be easily washed down. They are impervious to e.g. common chemical cleaning agents used in many branches of industry – neither rinsing them with acids or alkaline solutions nor applying high-pressure cleaners will do any damage. Chipping obviously does not pose a problem either: unlike coatings, the nsd tupH treatment does not require any machining as a final step, so the aluminum surfaces are not exposed.

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On the other hand, for gear units featuring protective varnishes or e.g. a nickel or nickel/Teflon combination finish, there is always a risk that such layers may blister or peel off once they are scratched. In addition, the nsd tupH treatment is universally available for all NORD aluminum products. “The only complaint I have about nsd tupH technology is that it wasn’t available much earlier,” quips Bram de Visser. “That would have saved us so much time and money spent on maintenance and replacements.” A full transition is now underway in Yerseke: every drive that needs to be replaced at Krijn Verwijs in the months and years to come will eventually be swapped for an nsd tupH unit made by NORD. It will be a while until that process is completed, since the various conveyor systems in the seafood production factory are equipped with several hundred drives. www.nord.com 02 | Industry Middle East | November 2015

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NORD CHINA CELEBRATES 10TH ANNIVERSARY

Ullrich Küchenmeister, Co-CEO of NORD DRIVESYSTEMS, addressed several hundred industry professionals attending the 10th anniversary ceremony in Suzhou.

Peter Lu, General Manager of NORD China, anticipated industry trends and pointed out challenges that the company would face.

Major distribution center with big growth rates.

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ORD (China) Power Transmission Co., Ltd. is celebrating ten successful years in business, making 2015 a double anniversary year for the NORD DRIVESYSTEMS Group – the German parent company was founded a half century ago in 1965.

As one of only two motor production sites in the international group, NORD Suzhou is an extraordinarily important location. Another assembly factory was inaugurated in Tianjin in 2011, increasing the production floor space in China to 35,800 m².

The official ceremony at the Suzhou branch was attended by more than 200 guests representing manufacturers from the whole of China and by top NORD managers from Germany. On a tour of the gear and motor production facilities, all the visitors were able to get a first-hand impression of the superior manufacturing quality. Two workshops on gear units and power electronics, both dedicated to configuring application-specific solutions, were very well received.

NORD China has an annual capacity of 200,000 geared motors and 700,000 motors for supplying the Chinese and international markets. Currently, there are 23 NORD sales offices in the country. www.nord.com

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Following over 30 % annual growth in the early years to become the sizable operation it is today, NORD China continues to achieve growth rates of more than 20 % – significantly above the industry average. Since the foundation of the Chinese subsidiary and the establishment of the first assembly facility in Suzhou in 2005, NORD has also added a motor factory to complement the existing facility in Italy. 02 | Industry Middle East | November 2015

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