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USA BAUMER EDGE SENSOR POSCON 3D

4 KEYENCE IM SYSTEMS SIMPLIFY INSPECTION OF MULTIPLE PARTS AT LEATHERMAN TOOLS

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EDGE SENSOR POSCON 3D – POWERFUL, RELIABLE, EASY-TO-OPERATE NEW MEASUREMENT SENSOR RELIABLY DETERMINES WIDTH AND EDGE POSITION IN DIFFICULT APPLICATIONS

The innovative optical edge sensor PosCon 3D by Baumer is the most powerful in its class. It will reliably master tasks which previously required complex laser measuring systems. Additionally the PosCon 3D provides impressive convenience in both operation and installation.

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ultiple capabilities make the sensor a versatile solution to reliably detect edge positions and object or gap width in applications such as gap control in packaging machines or width and edge monitoring in lumber and paper processing. Requiring no separate reflector, the PosCon 3D is able to reliably measure objects regardless of movements toward and away from the sensor with no adverse effects. PosCon 3D will reliably identify any object – independent of its color and surface.

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The sensor’s Target design allows easy system integration in an early planning stage using the sensor CAD data. This patented design features ensure exceptionally tight tolerances on beam placement, allowing the design team to rest assured that sensors will operate consistently from one machine to another. Sensor operation is as easy: install, align to the object and select the required language on the touch display – that’s it. PosCon 3D provides the utmost application flexibility. Edge positions are reliably detected even when installed in any 05 | Industry USA | January 2015

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non-vertical position with a lateral angle up to 30°. The object width is identified within fractions of a second and with an accuracy of 0.02 millimeter – regardless of the object position within the measuring field. PosCon 3D can also identify an object’s center position. As soon as the object is outside the acceptable tolerance range, the sensor will trigger a switching output, indicating a failure condition. Learn more about the PosCon 3D at: www.baumer.com/poscon3d/


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VISILINE CAMERAS WITH USB 3.0 INTERFACE

Baumer’s highly successful VisiLine series industrial cameras are now available with USB 3.0 interface. Providing simple solutions to demanding image processing tasks, VisiLine cameras are ideally suited for robotics, packaging and print inspection, medical technology, and renewable energy applications.

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aumer’s cameras featuring high-performance SONY CCD sensors are the first group available with USB 3.0 technology and excel with excellent image quality and high frame rates up to 160 fps in VGA and 42 fps in 1.2 megapixel resolution.

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VisiLine USB 3.0 cameras feature integrated image memory for safe transmission to a PC. In applications utilizing a trigger signal and where every image counts, this is of vital importance. The mechanical design with mounting possible from all sides offers maximum installation flexibility. Comprehensive and practice-proven VisiLine functionalities such as sequencer or configurable user sets are also provided by the USB 3.0 vision models to allow quick design-in. MORE INFORMATION

Integrated voltage supply through USB 3.0 cable is another benefit of the new cameras. Only one cable is necessary for both transmission and power supply to simplify cable management. The broad VisiLine accessory range includes verified USB 3.0 components like screwed cable strain reliefs and PCI interface cards and offers a wide selection.

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EVERYTHING AT A GLANCE: PORTAL SOFTWARE AND APP FOR GSM-PRO MODULES FROM CONTA-CLIP

The smartphone app for iPhone and Android phones enables intuitive monitoring and control of GSM-PRO modules. The portal software for GSM-PRO provides a quick overview of all I/Os statuses.

The multifunctional I/O modules from CONTA-CLIP’s GSM-PRO series can be comfortably monitored and controlled using a portal software for PCs or a smartphone app. The modules send text messages or emails to signal input statuses.

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he outputs can be switched via text message or call. This makes the devices an ideal solution for remote control and remote maintenance of large plants. In addition to that, they are also suitable for mobile applications and special vehicles since they have a wide supply voltage range from 10 to 30 V DC. In applications with multiple I/O devices, the portal software for Windows-based computers (XP, Vista, or Windows 7) enables a quick overview over the statuses of all I/Os – programming knowledge is not required.

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As soon as the program is started, the modules sign on immediately. The portal then displays an alphabetic list of the GSM-PRO units and the current statuses of their inputs and outputs. Status changes are highlighted in yellow, ensuring good orientation even with large numbers of active modules. The module outputs can also be controlled via the software. An easy-to-export events log records all operations of the modules and their I/Os. Communication is based on port forwarding – the necessary IP addresses and ports are stored in the software and in the GSM-PRO modules. Installed modules can be later added to 05 | Industry USA | January 2015

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the portal through OTA parameterization. The GSM-PRO app enables remote control of the modules from iPhones and Android smartphones. Heaters, motors, or water pumps, for instance, can thus be controlled comfortably and intuitively. The app is available free of charge in the App Store and at Google Play. www.contaclipinc.com/home.html


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EWON IS INTRODUCING NEW FUNCTIONALITIES FOR ACCESSING AND DISPLAYING REMOTE DATA

In service throughout the world with many thousands sold, the eWON Flexy modular M2M router is taking a firm grip in the Internet of things era with these two new functionalities: the embedded Web HMI functionality, ViewON3, and remote WiFi access.

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WON Flexy is the first industrial modular M2M router (& data gateway) which allows OEMs and system integrators to link remote sites in an environment where communication technologies are constantly changing and to communicate universally with a wide range of field equipment, regardless of the protocol used.

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ViewON 3: a powerful Web HMI Thanks to viewON3, remote monitoring and equipment diagnostics are just a click away. Combined with Talk2M, eWON's cloud connectivity solution, viewON allows remote machines and equipment to be accessed from any mobile platform whatsoever. In fact, viewON is an advanced graphic interface used to design animated HMI pages for the eWON Flexy. ViewON 3 now includes HTML5 and CSS3 technologies which offer full compatibility with tablet or smartphone type mobile devices. A serious asset for real-time decision making and diagnostics.

the future of industrial automation. Firstly, the use of WiFi allows you to connect to the Internet while not having to connect on the company's LAN network, which facilitates the management of the network's security. Next, a WiFi type expansion, like that of the eWON Flexy, constitutes powerful backup Internet access for industrial machine to machine applications. Finally, WiFi technology offers free, high-speed access and can be easily deployed (no cables, etc.).

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UTL POWER+CONTROL CONNECTOR

The UTL Power + Control connector series, by Esterline Connection Technologies – SOURIAU, is designed for luminaires and urban lighting systems installed both outdoors and inside buildings.

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ngineered specifically for LED lighting, it is one of the only harsh environment connector solutions on the market that transmits both power and RS-485 data and is ideal for applications involving DMX lighting-control protocol. The UTL Power + Control connector series is UL/ IEC certified. The product has been chosen by many major customers and has a proven performance through several hundred thousand units installed in the USA, Europe and Asia.

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SOURIAU is one of the only interconnect companies that can provide UL/IEC certified (UL 1598, IEC 60598) products for luminaires used in urban and outdoor LED lighting applications including: architectural lighting for buildings, bridges, tunnels, airports, streetlights, stadiums, entertainment sets/stages and more. UTL Power+Control features six contacts: three for power and three for signals. Optionally, the connectors can be overmolded to provide customers with turnkey solutions featuring fully integrated harnesses for fast, safe installation. UTL Power + Control is very simple to use and safe to install. With its ergonomic locking system and push-pull touch 05 | Industry USA | January 2015

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latch, it is easy to connect even in hard-to-see and reach locations. The audible click confirms that connections are properly mated and locked. UTL Power + Control by Souriau is a connector with current breaking capacity. UTL Power + Control is also very robust. Its latch system keeps it locked in place, ensuring an IP68/69K seal. Designed for use in the harshest climates, including water immersion, it withstands all weather conditions and features a shell made from a proprietary polyamide for increased UV resistance. UTL Power + Control is covered by a five-year warranty for use in outdoor conditions with UV exposure. It has a durability of 1,000 mating cycles and withstands vibrations of 10 to 2,000 Hz according to IEC 60512-4. It can be used at temperatures of –40°C to +105°C, complies with smoke and fire standards and has a salt-spray resistance of more than 1,000 hours. www.souriau.com


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UTS LC: SIMPLE, MULTI-SOURCE OPTICS FOR INDUSTRIAL AND FTTX APPLICATIONS

With several million units already installed worldwide, Esterline Connection Technologies – Souriau's range of UTS connectors is a popular choice.

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hanks to the UTS LC fibre-optic connector, the range now covers the entire spectrum of power and signal needs in copper and fibre-optic technologies all with standard accessories and the same level of ergonomics. The UTS LC connector offers many innovations, such as the protection of optical terminations and its ability to integrate all LC contacts on the market.

The UTS LC features a built-in sealing system for dynamic IP68/IP69K waterproof connections. The UTS LC features the particularly ergonomic closing mechanism that is characteristic of the UTS range: a 1/3-turn bayonet lock that produces an audible and tactile click to confirm proper connection. It is guaranteed for 250 matings and unmatings. The UTS LC withstands 500 hours of salt spray, is UV resistant and is not susceptible to mechanical damage or significant changes in colour after 5 years of outdoor exposure (ISO 4892).

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Optical fibres are being increasingly used in industrial applications for reasons of security and efficiency. The UTS LC provides industrial users with an off-the-shelf fibre-optic solution that is as easy to use as copper in that no special precautions are required. Whereas LC optical contacts on competing solutions protrude past the connectors, leaving the fibres vulnerable to breakage during installation, Esterline Connection Technologies – Souriau has developed a special design that eliminates all risk of breakage. The fibreoptic terminations are protected by the connector shell. The advent of 4G LTE has created new optical-connection needs in the telecom sector for replacing conventional radio-frequency transmissions to GSM antennas by faster solutions. The challenge for fitters and OEMs is to integrate fibre optics whilst continuing to reduce implementation and maintenance costs. The UTS LC connector provides fitters

with a fibre-optic solution that does not require any special training or tools or the need for specialised fibre-optics teams when deploying technologies such as FTTA (Fibre to the Antenna). Unlike most other solutions, which use LC contacts of proprietary design, the UTS LC features a design that is compatible with all standardised LC contacts. Customers can source LC connectors anywhere without being bound to a particular supplier, thus simplifying logistics flows and reducing total acquisition costs.

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BALLUFF MICROMOTE速 SENSORS

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he miniaturized MICROmote速 photoelectric sensors from Balluff with separate electronic processor unit provide a large amount of optical performance in a tiny amount of space thanks to the miniaturized LEDs, photodiodes and phototransistors. Balluff specially developed a new, patented manufacturing process for its production. This provides the micro-optical components with high optical precision.

The photoelectric sensor heads with dimensions of just a few millimeters not only have impressive technical characteristic values, but also numerous other unique selling points. Thanks to a sophisticated modular system, users can find the ideal solution quickly and cost-effectively. It does not matter if the application involves position detection of small parts, identification and counting of objects or detecting the filling levels of foaming liquids.

The MICROmote速 sensors are ideal in small installation spaces and on moving machine parts and robot grippers, where low weight is necessary.

Available products include, diffuse sensors, throughbeam sensors, high-vacuum sensors, fork sensors, but also precision hose sensors used, for example, in the detection of liquids and bubbles.

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The robust sensors integrated into the metal housing are operated with a separate amplifier, which can be positioned outside of the action area. Highly flexible electrical cables provide secure transmission of the sensor signals between the sensor head and the amplifier. In this way, the sensors are also a technical alternative to fiber optics. An additional plus: The amplifier features ergonomic indicators and operating elements.

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NEW ANYBUS GATEWAY MAKES MODBUS DEVICES TALK BACNET

The new Anybus BACnet to Modbus gateway makes it possible to connect Modbus devices to a BACnet network. The gateway handles conversion between Modbus (RTU, ASCII, and TCP) and BACnet/IP and makes each connected Modbus device appear as a BACnet compliant device on the BACnet network.

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s BACnet networks are increasingly being used in buildings and infrastructure installations, there is also an increasing demand for integrating devices that communicate on Modbus into BACnet networks. Therefore, HMS now presents the Anybus BACnet to Modbus gateway. This gateway works as a translator between the two networks allowing Modbus RTU, ASCII and TCP-devices to show up as individual BACnet-compliant devices on a BACnet/IP network. This enables central BACnet control and supervision of Modbus devices such as drives, HVAC controllers and measuring equipment in building installations.

How the gateway works Two ports are available on the gateway to connect to serial Modbus (RTU and ASCII) and Ethernet (BACnet/IP and Modbus TCP). When connected, users will benefit from a free library of common Modbus device profiles in order to quickly establish communication between the networks. HMS also provides a straight-forward tool with instructions on how to create device profiles for Modbus devices not yet covered by the library. Commissioning and troubleshooting is done in the included web interface. www.hms-networks.com MORE INFORMATION

Making BACnet system integration easier “The Anybus BACnet to Modbus gateway gives system integrators and building owners more flexibility as they now can use Modbus devices in BACnet projects as well,” comments Markus Bladh, Product Manager at HMS. “The gateway is also a good fit for machine builders who want to offer their products to the building automation market. We are seeing an increasing general market demand to connect Modbus devices to BACnet networks, and this new gateway adds yet another gateway combination to the over 300 Anybus gateways

already available off the shelf for fieldbus and industrial Ethernet connectivity.“

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GRINDING WITH HALF OF THE AXES Integrated IPC: the freely programmable AKD PDMM drive.

For the “Titan” series grinders, Bottero selected a highly efficient automation solution based on the AKD PDMM smart drives.

At Bottero Group, KOLLMORGEN’s AKD series drives perform multiple functions With the “Titan” series, Bottero Group developed a fully automated plant for glass processing that performs bilateral grinding of pane edges.

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he grinder is composed of a large frame that allows the standard processing of sheets with different sizes and shapes without any operation modifications. The main objective during the design process was to create the simplest, most fully automated driving system without jeopardizing its efficiency. To achieve this aim, Bottero developed in co-operation with KOLLMORGEN a solution that is based on a single AKD servo-converter for driving two servo-motors that are not simultaneously operating.

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In the highly specialized market of glass processing machines, more and more automated solutions are being required. This trend is not determined so much by the need to achieve higher speeds, but rather by the need to ensure maximum machining precision. In fact, it is important to ensure both a dimensional precision and a processing quality that are optimized for every sheet of glass. This need is determined also by the development of increasingly small lots and custom sizes. For its new “Titan” models, the Italian Bottero Group, a leader in cutting and grinding glass, chose a highly efficient automation solution. The drives of the KOLLMORGEN’s AKD series operate two motors in a non-simultaneous way for widely different fields of 05 | Industry USA | January 2015

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application. The whole system is controlled by an intelligent AKD PDMM system with integrated PLC and motion control functionalities, which combine the qualities of the actuators with the most advanced functions for sequential and movement control. In Bottero plants, the AKD PDMM performs two main drive tasks: the positioning of the glass sheets and the drive of a grinding wheel. In addition, the device is also used to control the drive system with 9 AKD series drives. Thanks to its rapid regulation circuits and to the powerful control unit, the KOLLMORGEN automation platform provides ideal conditions to ensure the maximum bandwidth and to improve the efficiency. These intelligent devices with integrated motion control, cuts in half the number of drives in the glass processing machine. This breakthrough, which led to a drastic reduction of costs in terms of hardware and installation was made possible thanks to the collaboration of KOLLMORGEN, as design partner from the early stages of the project. A single drive for two functions In the Titan series, the glass is transported through four toothed belts – two upper belts and two lower belts. Each belt has its own drive with synchronized axes.


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Bottero plants follow the current market trend that prefers small batch sizes.

KOLLMORGEN drives allow the precise positioning of the glass sheets and the drive of grinding wheels.

Author: Fabio Massari, KOLLMORGEN Italy

KOLLMORGEN’s synchronous servomotors of the AKM series use the Hiperface feedback system. Once the positioning of the plate is completed, the drives act as simple threephase speed controllers for the induction motors that operate the wheels. The tasks of the other 6 AKD drives are structured in a similar way to distribute the 16 control operations to half of the drives. The operation of induction motors is performed through incremental transducers, with either U/F characteristic curve or open regulation circuit (open loop). This rather unusual choice has come from intensive development, in which the experts at KOLLMORGEN drive systems have actively collaborated in. During the project it became clear that the motors integrated in the “Titan” models are never operated at the same time. This gave rise to the idea to connect two motors with a single servo drive. The technical implementation of this project was possible only because the KOLLMORGEN’s AKD drives have two separate X9 and X10 interfaces, which permit two different feedback systems to be connected which in turn are connected with two programmatic function blocks based on the application.

Increasing automation With the Titan series, Bottero has managed to meet the needs of mass production, allowing the use of the production lines both in major industries and in medium-sized enterprises. This plant is a concrete example of the increase of the automation level in the glass processing industry, oriented to a mixed production in order to provide, in a single order, a wide range of thicknesses and sizes of the product. “The companies that work the glass must be able to respond to these requests with the appropriate facilities,”says Andreas Dürrstein, Bottero Sales Manager in Germany. He foresees that, in the future, the detection of the plates in the plants will take place automatically. In this case, the reading of the information occurs, for example, by means of bar codes, and allows to automatically launch the following work steps. In a highly competitive international market, dominated by mediocre products, the choice of special products, with a customized finish, offers German companies “an excellent opportunity to gain a foothold in the market,” Dürrstein stresses during an interview with the Glaswelt magazine. The unique selling point of the company, based in Cuneo (Italy), is to provide high-tech and extensive know-how in all areas of the construction of machines for glass processing. Bottero builds full plants for processing of laminated and monolithic flat glass, as well as for the production of glass containers.

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Collecting plant data As soon as the task was completed, the respective parameters of the motor are transmitted by the central AKD PDMM through the EtherCAT Ethernet bus in real-time. The drives support communication through I/O connections on the device. In the configuration developed in collaboration with KOLLMORGEN, the drives feature 75 digital inputs, 22 digital outputs and 10 analog inputs and outputs, respectively. With this “on board” technology, Bottero saves 30% of decentralized I/O systems, reducing the hardware and installation costs, as well as space in the control cabinet.

The communication with the upper level control unit with a touch panel display system is realized through Modbus TCP.

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WIDIA HYDROFORCE™HT: UNIVERSAL HYDRAULIC CHUCK REDUCES INVENTORY, MAXIMIZES PERFORMANCE

Ultimate high-torque chuck for all rotating applications.

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xtreme challenges require the right tools, and the highest-performing tools require the best components. WIDIA, the world’s leading provider of wear-resistant products and applications engineering, recognizes the foundation for successful machining is built on rock-solid reliability and performance, which is why the company is proudly introducing HydroForce™ a new high-performance, high-torque universal hydraulic chuck. “The right chuck maximizes tool life, workpiece surface quality, and production flexibility, and this is the most advanced hydraulic chuck available – a first-choice solution for all rotating applications,” says Doug Ewald, global product manager at WIDIA.

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With a more compact and stable design, featuring a 40% thicker front wall cross-section, HydroForce HT provides the increased rigidity necessary for improved cutting parameters and better results. Clamping force is up to three times better than regular hydraulic chucks, and with improved vibration dampening, runout is three microns at 2X diameter overhang. Balance quality of G2.5 is achieved at speeds up to 25,000 rpm. 05 | Industry USA | January 2015

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“All this robust performance is available in a high-torque chuck requiring only two sizes for all your rotating tooling tasks,” Ewald continues. “Direct clamping is available for 20 and 32 mm (0.75 and 1.5 in.) diameters and reducer sleeves are applied for all other diameters.” More cost-effective than expensive thermo shrinkfitting operations; up to four times more clamping force compared with collet chucks; and higher balancing quality performance than power milling chucks, HydroForce HT is a cost-effective universal chuck solution that simplifies inventory while maximizing tool life and machining results for milling, drilling, reaming, and other rotating applications. For more information, visit www.widia.com/


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NEW RELEASE – ELMO’S MOTION CONTROL EXPERIENCE: A FREE ONLINE REMOTE PRACTICE SYSTEM (RPS)

Elmo Motion Control, a leading provider of comprehensive motion control solutions, is now offering a free remote login access via the Internet for its unique EASII Experience – Remote Practice System (EASII-RPS), enabling anyone from anywhere around the globe to experience from first-hand the advanced motion tools provided by Elmo’s EASII software environment.

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he new EASII Experience RPS is an exclusive and advanced simple-to-use Motion Control system.

The RPS comprise of servo motors, feedbacks, servo drives, multi-axis controller, Ethercat network Master controller, and Application Studio (EASII). This allows building up a complete application online with no need to purchase or install any hardware or operating system. “We are launching a free online Motion Control Experiencing tool that allows learning and exercising advanced motion control, high performance servo technology and Ethercat networking.

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The RPS is a true educational system for any engineer that is involved in automation and motion. For beginners it is a very efficient and comprehensive introduction to advance motion control, for skilled engineers, it demonstrates the most updated and state of art servo tuning, complex multi axis capabilities and real time Ethercat networking.

Elmo is offering login access to its unique EASII Experience RPS for anyone to explore the motor and the drives in action, configure the EtherCAT network, perform complex multi axis synchronized motions, develop IEC-61131-3 programs, motor automatic simplified and advanced tuning, advanced system analysis in the frequency and time domains, filter scheduling, motion sequencing, drive programing and data recording and much more. Setting up a machine has never before been so simple.

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EMERSON VARIABLE SPEED SOLUTIONS ENHANCE BEAM PUMPS IN ARTIFICIAL LIFT PROCESS

Emerson Industrial Automation’s latest solutions, such as the Powerdrive FX four-quadrant drive in combination with an LSRPM synchronous magnet-type motor from the company’s Dyneo® range, are now delivering priceless advantages to increasing numbers of wells using beam pumps (RRP, reciprocating rod pumps).

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umerous concerns over fixed speed RRPs are driving demand for variable speed solutions. These include pump-off, which will likely occur if production is too high (incorrect pulley-belt ratio). Secondly, pulley-belt ratio adjustment is required frequently in young and new wells. Other concerns over fixed speed pumping include the limitation of monitoring possibilities and potential difficulties in detecting fluid pound. Furthermore, too many motors on the same electric network can cause a lagging power factor, driving the need for capacitor banks.

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In contrast, variable speed technology allows pumping speed to be adjusted to field requirements, thus avoiding field work and the interruption of production. Further advantages include the ability to correct the oil field’s power factor without the need for capacitor banks, while VSD also provides soft starting, torque limitation and constant speed (reducing mechanical stress on the gearbox and rod).

In the past, because RRPs have a particular operating cycle whereby power is actually produced 15% of the time, this power had to be dissipated through bulky braking resistors. However, using the patented, compact, fourquadrant, C-Light Powerdrive FX, these issues are negated. For instance, there is no need for additional resistors – the power generated is fed back naturally to the power supply like with a line contactor in fixed speed. What’s more, harmonics are 25%, lower than a conventional six-pulse solution (independent of the load), while a better power factor means that Powerdrive FX also offers significantly lower line current. Other advantages of Powerdrive FX include easy installation either outdoors or indoors, and a rugged design featuring tropicalised boards and a resin-treated line choke. In addition, Powerdrive FX eliminates the need for technicians to visit the site to retrieve well data, set speeds and reset any faults – all thanks to remote access capability. Full production optimisation will rely upon pairing a Powerdrive FX with an LSRPM synchronous magnet-type motor from the Dyneo® range. Over a cycle, the torque

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profile of a RRP averages 50% of the nominal torque of the motor. In comparison with an induction motor, the higher efficiency of Emerson’s DyneoŽ LSRPM over a wide speed and load range will lead to significantly reduced electricity consumption. Other benefits include its advanced design, which saves on maintenance through longer bearing life and reduced lubrication intervals. Furthermore, not only is the LSPRM motor smaller and lighter than a standard induction motor, it is also proven technology that does not require servicing any differently. In conclusion, tests have proven that the combination of Powerdrive FX and LSRPM offers up to 20% in energy savings, reducing considerably the total cost of ownership compared with a traditional six-pulse drive and induction motor. For more information, visit www.EmersonIndustrialAutomation.com

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INTRODUCING NOVO™: DIGITAL WIDIA KNOWLEDGE THAT DELIVERS EXTREME RESULTS

Getting the right tools with the right fit in the right situation is automatic with NOVO™ from WIDIA.

NOVO™ digitizes tool, rules, and application knowledge and remakes estimating, planning, production, inventory and more.

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IDIA has a saying: “Extreme Challenges – Extreme Results.” Over the years, this has come to mean metalworking productivity breakthroughs for numerous shops from such well-known WIDIA names as VariMill™, VariTap™, WIDIA Victory™, and numerous others. In the future of what some have coined Industry 4.0 extreme opportunities exist in the digital integration of tooling data and knowledge to the shop floor. Extreme results are possible through integrating accurate, complete tool data, rules, and application knowledge digitally to dramatically rethink and shorten process planning, adding real value to CAD/CAM, CNC machine control, presetting, inventory management, and more. This is what WIDIA envisions with their launch of their new NOVO™ desktop and tablet application – on demand cutting edge delivery of cutting tool data and expertise for reduced product development and manufacturing lead times. “NOVO™ data represents real WIDIA tools and how they fit, function, and perform over a variety of machining scenarios,” says Bernie McConnell, vice president, WIDIA Products Group and Services. “Importing NOVO™ makes CAD/CAM programs more functional and valuable because the tools fit and move

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as designed. Implementing NOVO™ makes estimating and process planning a breeze because it supplies entire assemblies and spare parts lists with “best fit” functionality that otherwise takes hours of time finding in catalogs and product literature. NOVO™ empowers inventory management, purchasing and other vital shop processes because it is real expertise based on decades of development experience. It truly empowers shops to take on extreme challenges with extreme results.” Thinking Like a Process Planner “NOVO™ thinks like a process planner,” explains Thomas Long, head of the newly formed Virtual Machining RDE department at WIDIA. “It works from the feature back to the tooling strategy. In addition, each order number is tied to application data gleaned from hundreds of subject matter experts and decades of WIDIA experience. Request a part number and you also get pictures, assemblies, spare parts lists, as well as inserts that fit. Not only does it accomplish in minutes what formerly took hours, it yields an optimized solution, backed by WIDIA expertise, every time.” According to Long, NOVO™ assists shop personnel in a number of intuitive ways, from “I need to make a ½'' hole x 1 ½''


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NOVO™ delivers 3D solid models along with complete parts lists for all components. Nothing is overlooked.

More than a catalog alone, NOVO™ provides process knowledge, giving users a range of strategies to best improve shop production.

deep in ANSI 4140” to “I need a ½'' by 5xD solid-carbide drill.” In the first case, NOVO™ helps users define machining features, drilling a blind hole in this case, and then immediately reduces the product set to those that can do the job, taking into account constraint requirements such as material, tolerance, and machining sequence for both single tools and multi-tools. NOVO™ then ranks the results — based on knowledge-based rules — to best meet the challenges of the application as defined by the customer’s operating environment and user preferences, providing far more useful process knowledge than any online catalog alone, all obtained in a fraction of the time.

Seamless Connectivity, E-Commerce, and Tool Management Customers expect continuous fast development of technology platforms to deliver more value. Since the 2013 launch of the NOVO™’s original Tool Selector, Tool Configurator, Tool Advisor, and Job functions, NOVO™ has added connectivity to E-commerce, easy ISO 13399 exports, and seamless integration to the ToolBOSS™ tool management system via the Machining Cloud™.

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In the second case, when a customer already has preferred tool and grade in mind, NOVO™ smart-attribute filters not only quickly select the products available to do the job, NOVO™ also gives the options on what cutting item and adaptive item fits and also works with the selected solution. NOVO™ smart filters take the task of selecting ALL cutting tool components from hours to minutes, while providing a comprehensive and accurate list of solutions based on customer input.

In both cases, NOVO™’s Tool Configurator then provides all CAD files and graphic support for all tool components and their assembly – a major time savings for customers. Even further, NOVO™’s Job Functionality option is a cloudbased repository linked to a user by a unique ID where tool lists can be stored for future use, editing, copying, and sharing. These can be easily downloaded into standard report formats and include tooling commercial and dimensional data and weights, speeds and feeds, and photo or CAD model images.

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NOVO™ is accessible on tablets and mobile devices, bringing complete tool lists and decades of tool knowledge to the table quickly.

shopping cart list to them via the “Request Quote” button. The distributor will receive a notification with complete detail of the items and requestor information to respond. A new pop-up also makes it easy to add spares and other individual items to existing shopping carts. Spare parts are clearly identified as “included” or “non-included” on bills of material.

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ToolBOSS™ users on the cloud with the latest software version can now use NOVO™ to see if an item proposed for a process plan is already available in their ToolBOSS™ inventory, making both plans and budgets more efficient. Customer part numbers are automatically populated in NOVO™ Tool Advisor results and Tool Availability pop-ups via the ToolBOSS™ database. “By adding ToolBOSS™ credentials to their user profile, customers easily check the inventory in their local ToolBOSS™ units with their developing process plans,” says Chris Merlin, Marketing Manager for the Virtual Machining initiative at Widia. “They’re better able to visualize items already in their shop.”

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Mobility Users can leverage NOVO™ via the tablet of their choice. “Mobility is no longer a luxury. With Android and Windows Tablet versions of NOVO™ now available, it brings an element of added mobility and access to your tool list no matter which device you log onto,” Merlin adds. “This also makes it easy for people working on the shop floor with tablets to collaborate with the process planners in other departments.” For more information, visit www.widia.com


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AVAILABLE NOW FOR DOWNLOAD: NEW EPLAN PLATFORM 2.4

Based on a simple, single-line representation with bus connections, EPLAN Electric P8 automatically identifies the bus configuration.

The new major release of the EPLAN Platform is now available. PLC project planning in graphical overviews, sub-projects and new navigation options accelerate project planning, even in large projects. Extended support for IEC 81346 and IEC 61355 through structuring principles and reference designations offers a basis for innovative design methods.

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he latest release 2.4 of the EPLAN Platform is now available for download and, for the first time, also as a 64-bit version. Overall, the CAE system makes an impact by providing additional opportunities to increase efficiency during the engineering process. The simplified representation of the PLC communication networks makes the documentation and management of PLC structures clearer and easier to use. Also the sub-project management also enhances the overview. Specific sections can be extracted from a project, individually edited and merged back into a final project.

The goal is: Higher data quality Accurate and predictable data entry can now be achieved throughout the entire platform with user-definable and configurable properties. Users can create default values selection lists for properties. These consistent inputs ensure correct results when filtering reports. Additional check runs have been implemented to check and validate the parts management database to ensure that the managed data is accurate, thus enhancing the quality of the part data. Previously, this was an elaborate manual process – but now the system performs the checks automatically.

As a result, it creates a complete and high-quality documentation so users can concentrate specifically on their required tasks. Another helpful option is the change protection used for areas of the project which have already been approved is another helpful option: This means that any changes made to the objects in those areas are protected. This way, areas which have been fully planned or parts which have already been manufactured cannot be changed inadvertently.

Better navigation for maintenance Navigation throughout the project has become even easier and faster with all displayed cross-references now are available to be accessed through hyperlinks. These hyperlinks also are available in the export to PDF, making the PDF a valuable reference document for the maintenance engineers. This makes it a lot easier for colleagues in maintenance to use the documentation. A new report type for distributed devices allows users to generate the project information into an easier and simpler report for

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The EPLAN Platform supports multiple standards, for instance the IEC 81346 as well as the IEC 61355.

the manufacturing and maintenance departments. A complete device report is generated where all of its data can be displayed – for example placements, function texts or graphic symbols. For example, this function is helpful during faults as being placed in the documentation as a report, it is easier to identify and access a component faster. Other standards supported The EPLAN Platform supports multiple standards, for instance the IEC 81346; now it is also possible to identify project pages according to IEC 61355. Using this type of identifier allows users to use an object designation when structuring the documentation. A document, i.e. a project page is assigned to a specific object (function, location or product) via the object designation. Users can also use this in conjunction with an interface connected to PLM/PDM or ERP systems.

motors or valves with bus connections into bus systems. As a result, devices with several different bus systems are better supported. Additional PLC manufacturers were also added to the list of interface partners for bi-directional data exchange, such as ABB, Mitsubishi and 3S. Customers with software service contracts can download the EPLAN Platform 2.4 free of charge via: www.EPLAN.de/support_EPLAN

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Communication in bus structures Intelligent components such as communicating sensors, configurable drives and programmable actuators with varied communication protocols, require clear documentation in a bus structure. Therefore, EPLAN created a new and easier way to manage PLC Bus systems to on the basis of simple single line communication network designs: Users can now also integrate other devices such as converters, 05 | Industry USA | January 2015

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(RE)LAUNCH: NEW EPLAN DATA PORTAL 470,000 part data including schematic macros, geometric dimensions and documents can be imported to engineering automatically using the Eplan Data Portal.

An integrated 3D viewer, a new user interface with manufacturer logos in fast and easy grid layout, additional manufacturers and updated component catalogues: The new version of the Eplan Data Portal will be available as of August 2014 and it provides users with significant functional advantages and, since it now contains 470,000 components, also features 20% more device data.

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sers will benefit from enormous time savings and increased project quality. The current 470,000 part data, including schematic macros, geometric dimensions and documents, can be imported to engineering automatically. This is made easier, thanks to the innovative functions such as a newly integrated 3D viewer, which enables users to view and assess components quickly and easily.

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It is possible to access several different views such as front, page or isometric views very easily with just a click of the mouse. Free rotation and zooming functions allow individual detailed views to be generated in a very flexible manner. The advantages for the user are obvious: For example, when placing a part in the project, the user will receive reliable decision support as to whether the component is suitable for the proposed control cabinet.

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Innovative operation with feedback function The interface of the Eplan Data Portal has also been optimized with the design functionality of the Data Portal App. Now the view of the 66 manufacturers that are currently involved have adapted this look and feel by displaying the manufacturer logos in a grid view that speeds up navigation. The feedback function has also been expanded with the new interface. Users can directly submit requests to manufacturers in the application. For example, if the user wants to send information about missing components, it can be done directly from the Data Portal. This means that the quality of the data is constantly increasing. The manufacturers involved also reap the rewards: the feedback function provides a direct line to the customer. The manufacturer knows what is required in concrete terms and can fulfil the user's requests in an optimal manner. The improved search function is another new addition to the portal. Search requests for article or type numbers are directly displayed as the first search results – this means the right component can be found faster.


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66 manufacturers with more than 470,000 records The Eplan Data Portal has not only made a major leap forward in terms of functionality, but also in regard to the manufacturer catalogues. Since the last update, in the beginning of July, five new product catalogues have been added. A further ten product catalogues have been expanded and updated. The number of devices has increased by more than 20%, which means that there are now more than 470,000 parts available.

Rockwell Automation has added more than 1500 parts from their MicroLogix product line, Micro850 product line and molded case circuit breakers. SMC Pneumatic has updated and expanded its product spectrum. Fluid users now have a variety of cylinders, valves and tubes at their disposal since there are now more than 15,000 records to choose from. ABB, General Electric, Icotek, Helukabel, Numatics, Rockwell Automation, Sick and Wieland have also updated their product ranges in the Eplan Data Portal.

The renowned Italian manufacturing company, Finder, is now represented with almost 700 records. Another new addition in the field of sensors and evaluation systems is ifm electronic with almost 500 records to support their customers. The new integration of the Vega configurator is also an interesting addition to the Data Portal. This means that the user is not only provided with standard components for process measurement technology from Vega Grieshaber KG, but also has the option of individually selecting and configuring components according to project demands.

Conclusion: Users benefit from a constantly increasing amount of device data – combined with an innovative technology that supports efficient design. More information: www.eplanusa.com/edp

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Updated and expanded data Manufacturers that were already integrated into the Data Portal have also amended and/or expanded their product portfolios. For example, Siemens has set up more than 2,100 records from the 3VA series, as well as the commercial data and the switch symbols for Eplan and documents, and 3D data including production information is also now available.

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KEYENCE IM SYSTEMS SIMPLIFY INSPECTION OF MULTIPLE PARTS AT LEATHERMAN TOOLS

Multi-tools are made up of many parts, and Image Dimension Measuring Systems make inspecting them all faster and easier.

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ulti-tools from Leatherman Tool Group Inc., Portland, Ore., may contain screwdrivers, knives, files, and many more useful tools in a single unit. The tools, some small enough to fit on a keychain, are known and loved around the world by everyone from homeowners taking on a weekend project to first responders, military personnel, and even medical professionals.

parts. Users simply place a target part on the IM system’s stage and press the button. The system then automatically measures up to 99 points in a matter of seconds with repeatability of ±1 micron. The speed, flexibility and ease of programming and use of Keyence IM series systems make them ideal for inspection of Leatherman’s large variety of parts.

“We produce a lot of parts from start to finish,” explains Leatherman Gauge Technician David Knight. “We don’t have a foundry here, so for cast parts we receive blanks and we do the machining. For most of our steel parts, we get rolls of steel, blank them and machine them, heat treat them, and then assemble them.”

“I do a lot of programming for the IM systems, and for simple parts I can have a program in ten minutes,” Knight explains. “Even for the most complex parts we inspect on the Keyence, I can have a program done and evaluated in an hour or two. We’ve got dozens of programs on our three IM systems that measure up to 50 features on some of our more complex parts. But for me, the best thing about the systems is their production inspection capability. They’re just easy to use. There’s no chance of operator error — operators just place the part on the stage and push the button. No matter who does that they’re going to get the same results in just a few seconds. It’s a big time saver, and knowing that everybody’s going to get the same measurements when they use the system provides peace of mind.”

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Leatherman uses measuring equipment ranging from micrometers all the way up to a coordinate measuring machine (CMM) to inspect parts at various stages of the process, including sampling of incoming lots, first-article inspection, and production quality assurance. The company recently began using IM series dimensional measurement vision systems from Keyence throughout its plant to quickly and reliably measure multiple features of a wide variety of 05 | Industry USA | January 2015

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The Keyence systems replaced hard gauging that Leatherman used for many years to evaluate components for its multi-tools, eliminating cabinets full of hard fixtures built for specific parts. Getting a fixture designed and fabricated in the company’s machine shop could take weeks, but the Keyence systems enable Leatherman to get parts up and running with full inspection capability in a matter of minutes or hours. The systems also easily handle Leatherman’s tolerances, which are important to proper assembly and function of its multi-tools. “There’s a lot of interaction between the parts we make,” Knight says. “Our parts all have to fit together in one tool, so tolerances are tight, most commonly ±0.001 inches and ±0.003 inches. Hole position tolerances are especially important.”

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Training Leatherman personnel to program and use the IM systems has also been fast and easy. Knight says operators can be trained in just a few minutes, enabling them to check parts themselves rather than bringing them to the quality department for evaluation. The location of Leatherman’s three IM systems near machining centers, stamping presses and other production equipment on the shop floor also facilitates first-article inspection, process control and troubleshooting.

looking to add another system with a larger stage next year. A lot of companies come through here demonstrating new equipment and tooling. Keyence was one of them. They said, ‘We think we have the solution to your inspection needs,’ and they delivered. The ease of programming and operation of the IM system is the main thing for me. It’s just so easy and accurate, it improves our quality while it eliminates a lot of the training and measurement time,” Knight concludes.

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DIFFERENT THINKING AND BETTER DATA ENABLE REAL PROCESS AND PRODUCTIVITY IMPROVEMENT - INTRODUCING NOVOSPHERE™ Real tool data is ranked on best fits with the user’s cutting parameters, providing a range of choices for increased efficiencies.

NOVO™ from Kennametal: a fundamental change in improving how work gets done.

Powerful cloud-enabled digital tooling data and intelligence seamlessly interfaces with production, inventory, e-commerce, and more to optimize shop productivity. NOVOsphere™ empowers shops hungry for real process improvement.

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rom better data, better thinking and better decisions. Since its groundbreaking launch in 2013, Kennametal’s NOVO™ digital process planning application has continued growing by supplying complete tool data (milling, turning, holemaking, tools, toolholders, spare parts, speeds and feeds, and much more) digitally, saving process planners, parts estimators, and manufacturing engineers hours of catalog lookups and process guesswork. Now with seamless connectivity via the Machining Cloud™, that same intelligence is driving new efficiencies in part design in CAD/ CAM, cutting simulations, presetting, actual machining, inventory management, and e-commerce.

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Another major step forward is to feed all these real and potential process improvements back into your shop based on actual data gathered from your own equipment and start seeing where capacities change and efficiencies improve. This intelligence and connectivity has led to NOVOsphere™, a fundamental step forward in how work gets done. “It seems that most technology suppliers are rushing to provide some form of digital access to information, but digital access is just the entry ticket,” says John Jacko, vice president and chief 05 | Industry USA | January 2015

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marketing officer, Kennametal. “Where Kennametal differs is in its unshakeable focus on how customers can leverage better cutting tool data and information to improve their entire business. NOVOsphere™ is based on an open architecture to deliver just that. NOVOsphere™ is an amazing vision on how far things can go to deliver productivity to our customers.” Manufacturing process experts have described the current spectrum of digital processing claims as a “feeding frenzy of connectivity and data.”This is driven by a number of things – manufacturing businesses see opportunities for enhanced productivity and reduced time from design to production. More informed businesses add opportunities for providing services and products to better-informed customers – all at much greater speed. Others see value in offering informed analysis capabilities to convert this “firehose” stream of data to a manageable set of results and metrics. “Our vision for NOVOsphere™ from the beginning is to provide an open-source system that interacts seamlessly with shop systems needing to leverage cutting tool data and machining knowledge for productivity improvement,” Jacko explains. “NOVOsphere™ is built around the shop needs, from quotation


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Seamless integration with e-commerce and ToolBOSS™ tool management improves tool availability.

More than a tool catalog, NOVO™ includes tool advisor knowledge for a range of machining strategies.

to inspection. NOVOsphere™ has six essential application to help our customers be more productive: - Select and Advise: This is the stage where users evaluate machining strategies based upon machine, material, part features, and specs. What is the best approach? How long will it take? How much will it cost? Which tools do I need? - Simulate: This is the stage where users simulate the entire process from end to end with the use of software such as CAM. Are there any dimensional issues? Possible collisions, too many forces? - Inquire and Purchase: This is the stage where users find out what they already have that can do the job and if it’s available in real time to purchase when they need it. - Optimize: This is the stage where users would like to know how the plan is working. Are we within planned cycle time, costs? Do I use this tool/process consistently across machines/plants?

Specifically, NOVO™ users can request a price quote from their local Kennametal Distribution Partners by transferring their shopping cart list to them via the “Request Quote” button. The distributor will receive a notification with complete detail of the items and requestor information to respond. A new pop-up also makes it easy to add spares and other individual items to existing shopping carts. Spare parts are clearly identified as “included” or “non-included” on bills of material.

Data is key to productivity. With its open architecture, NOVOsphere™ possibilities are limitless. NOVOsphere™ is further evidence that “Different Thinking is Better Thinking.” From Design Through Purchasing What is amazing is the many areas of a production business where better tool data improves processes. DP Technology (Camarillo, CA) imports NOVO™ (now part of NOVOsphere™) tooling data into its latest version of ESPRIT cloud-enabled CAM software. This not only saves part programmers hours of time as opposed to manual tool creation, the part programs are better because the data is based on real tools that can be selected based on part features, work material, surface finish requirements, or whatever aspects of the job are most critical.

ToolBOSS™ users on the cloud with the latest software version can now use NOVO™ to see if an item proposed for a process plan is already available in their ToolBOSS inventory, making both plans and budgets more efficient. Customer part numbers are automatically populated in NOVO™ Tool Advisor results and Tool Availability pop-ups via the ToolBOSS™ database. “By adding ToolBOSS™ credentials to their user profile, customers easily check the inventory in their local ToolBOSS™ units with their developing process plans,” says Chris Merlin, Marketing Manager for the Virtual Machining initiative at Kennametal. “They’re better able to visualize items already in their shop.” Users can leverage NOVO™ via the tablet of their choice. “Mobility is no longer a luxury. With Android, Apple and Windows Tablet versions of NOVO™ now available, it brings an element of added mobility and access to your tool list no matter which device you log onto,” Merlin adds. “This also makes it easy for people working on the shop floor with tablets to collaborate with the process planners in other departments.”

Since the 2013 launch of the NOVO™ original Tool Selector, Tool Configurator, Tool Advisor, and Job functions, NOVO™ has added connectivity to E-commerce, easy ISO 13399 exports, and seamless integration to the ToolBOSS™ tool management system via the Machining Cloud.

Every shop sits on a rich mine of data that it can collect for its own continued improvement, but a significant drawback is efficiently gathering the data from different makes and models of machines and tools. All NOVO™ Optimize data and process knowledge complies with the MTConnect

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The value of NOVO™ data is not limited to the programming or process planning department. On the shop floor, presetting tools and tool assemblies is a valuable time-saver. ZOLLER (Ann Arbor, MI), a leader in automated presetting and balancing machines, knows customers can import NOVO™ data from the Machining Cloud and know they have precise and reliable tool dimensions, offsets, and other critical data to make presetting reliable and valuable.

All Optimized for Your Shop Delivering real tool data and process knowledge is one thing – where NOVOsphere™ delivers a knockout punch is optimizing process savings based on performance data drawn directly from your shop floor equipment. “NOVO™ Optimize is the newest manufacturing intelligence application in NOVOsphere™,” says Colin Tilzey, director of Kennametal’s Innovation Ventures Group. “It collects real-time data on how your cutting tools and machines are performing and also provides analysis of where process efficiencies or capacity improvements are available.”

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NOVO™ Optimize fundamentally changes how manufacturing can increase manufacturing efficiency and productivity. Learning from tool usage directly from the user’s own machine tools, the system automatically recommends process improvements as well as tracking machine tool usage and identifying areas to focus on which to focus continuous improvement.

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open, extensible, royalty-free communications protocol designed specifically for the shop-floor environment. This means NOVO™ Optimize can draw data from machine tools, cutting tools, presetters or any piece of shop equipment or data source. And because it’s connected to NOVO™, it can automatically recommend process knowledge changes (speeds and feeds) or identify better-performing tools based on your specific needs – get the job done faster or optimize a specific machine or cell based on shop workload. “Each shop using NOVO™ Optimize has improvement opportunities unique to them based on operator feedback and shop conditions,” Tilzey says. “Identifying sources of machine downtime combined with powerful knowledge-based recommendations means the possibility for real, significant process improvement is just waiting to happen.”

SIDEBAR 1 – How It Works NOVO™ can be used in a number of intuitive ways, from “I need to make a ½'' hole x 1 ½'' deep in ANSI 4140” to “I need a ½'' by 5xD solid-carbide drill in grade KC7315.” In the first case, NOVO™ helps users define machining features, drilling a blind hole in this case, and then immediately reduces the product set to those that can do the job, taking into account constraint requirements such as material, tolerance, and machining sequence for both single tools and multi-tools. NOVO™ then ranks the results — based on knowledgebased rules — to best meet the challenges of the application as defined by the customer’s operating environment and user preferences, providing far more useful process knowledge than any online catalog alone, all obtained in a fraction of the time.

Such empowered shops better plan, process, and optimize their operations for significant productivity gains. The NOVO™ Optimize application is a subscription-based system developed in conjunction with Berkeley, CA – based System Insights Inc allowing customers to optimize a specific machine or an entire shop.

In the second case, when a customer already has preferred tool and grade in mind, NOVO™ smart-attribute filters not only quickly select the products available to do the job, NOVO™ also gives the options on what cutting item and adaptive item fits and also works with the selected solution. NOVO™ smart filters take the task of selecting ALL cutting tool components from hours to minutes, while users get a comprehensive and correct list based on their input.

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In both cases, NOVO™’s Tool Configurator then provides all CAD files and graphic support for all tool components and their assembly – a major time savings for customers.


Identification of part cycle time and cost savings from NOVO™ Optimize recommendations.

Machine tool efficiency identification and optimization by NOVO™ Optimize.

“NOVO™ thinks like a process planner,” explains Thomas Long, head of the newly formed Virtual Machining RDE department at Kennametal. “It works from the feature back to the tooling strategy. In addition, each order number is tied to application data gleaned from hundreds of subject matter experts and decades of Kennametal experience. Request a part number and you also get pictures, assemblies, spare parts lists, as well as inserts that fit. Not only does it accomplish in minutes what formerly took hours, it yields an optimized solution, backed by Kennametal expertise, every time” Even further, NOVO™’s Job Functionality option is a cloudbased repository linked to a user by a unique ID where tool lists can be stored for future use, editing, copying, and sharing. These can be easily downloaded into standard report formats and include tooling commercial and dimensional data and weights, speeds and feeds, and photo or CAD model images.

significantly widening skills gap as older workers retire and new workers fail to engage in manufacturing careers. “To effectively meet the skills gap for our customers, we need a better way to distribute the collected knowledge of Kennametal,” states Francois Gau, VP of Strategic Marketing and New Business Development. “More than a catalog, NOVO™ brings users into a community – all our ongoing expertise delivered in a digital means of accessing process knowledge quickly. The result empowers users by providing the right solutions specifically tailored to their operations. It solves problems instead of managing data.”

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BUREAU VERITAS PARTNERS WITH THE GREEN BUILDING CERTIFICATION INSTITUTE (GBCI) & REINFORCES ITS PRESENCE IN THE GREEN BUILDING CERTIFICATION MARKET

The Green Building Certification Institute, the certification body for the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED green building program, and Bureau Veritas have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to facilitate the LEED program. LEED is the world’s foremost program for the certification of design, construction, maintenance and operations of green buildings.

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s part of the agreement, Bureau Veritas shall perform certification review for LEED projects internationally on behalf of GBCI. The partnership furthers the GBCI’s commitment to a transparent, independent and professional certification process and shall leverage the global presence of Bureau Veritas.

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The green building market is expected to grow by 780% reaching 5.3bn sqm of certified space worldwide by 2020. This massive trend is driven by growing expectations for improved performance of buildings worldwide and the health and well-being of building occupants. Buildings and infrastructure represent approximately 40% of global energy consumption and the green building movement has the potential to significantly reduce this environmental impact. Green buildings are quickly becoming the norm with massive growth expected in the world’s leading construction markets such as China, India and Brazil.

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Studies have shown that LEED buildings offer occupants a better working environment leading to an increase in overall productivity. Other benefits include higher asset value, better energy performance and lower operating costs. “Partnering with the GBCI and USGBC, places Bureau Veritas at the forefront of this growing market”, specifies Didier MichaudDaniel, CEO Bureau Veritas. “Our teams are dedicated to helping our clients improve people’s daily lives the world over through the implementation of the LEED standard”. “Entering into an agreement with Bureau Veritas will enable USGBC to provide consistent quality of service globally,” said Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO & Founding Chair, USGBC. “Our new strategic partnership will enable both parties to address the expanding green building market with the high levels of quality the market demands.”


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The Agreement was signed between the two parties on 24th July and will go into effect immediately with a global reach. The first buildings to be certified by Bureau Veritas within this partnership are due to be delivered later in 2015. www.bureauveritas.com

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SCADA MODERNIZATION OF THE INDUSTRIAL AQUEDUCT OF LAKE COMO

Lake Como, in northern Italy, is served by nearly 40 miles (60 KM) of aqueducts. The aqueduct draws its water directly from the lake and pumps it to storage tanks. The water flows from the tanks via aqueducts serving businesses around the lake. The waterworks reliability is paramount as water disruption leads to lost production for manufacturers of Como. After 30 years of service, the SCADA system was in need of modernization.

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nergy costs in the region have risen significantly during the last 30 years. The geography of the lake set in mountainous terrain, is particularly challenging to water management. The modernization of the SCADA created the opportunity to not only take advantage of technology advances, but also to review concepts of water management and to introduce the concept of energy profile management.

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Pumping is the greatest percentage of energy consumed. Energy profile management involves analyzing daily consumption and comparing to lake levels which allows projection of storage required. The set-points for the pumps are managed such that the tanks are filled at night when electricity is less expensive. Operating the pumps during the day is possible, but minimized to reduce costs. The SCADA collects other relevant operational data of the system including continuous recording of pressure, level, flow rates and volumetric meter readings. In the future, 05 | Industry USA | January 2015

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further optimization of energy costs may be possible. Telecommunications was evaluated in the early phases of the project. The decision was made to move to an Ethernet based network. Existing telephone land-lines interconnect the PLCs and the SCADA host. HDSL provides the Ethernet network over the telephone system. The Ethernet-based network provides multiple advantages to a field bus architecture including the potential for future revenue sources. For example, other Lake Como utilities may lease bandwidth for their own industrial protocols or other applications such as surveillance and telephony may be hosted. The design also made the telecommunications independent of PLC and SCADA vendors for the project. Two critical aspects of the communication reliability had to be addressed were network security and availability. Standard IT practices for security are used. Firewalls and VPN’s ensure that the appropriate policy is deployed, allowing only access to recognized users of the system.


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Secondly, cellular modems are connected to each PLC. In the case of a failure of the land-line network, system operators can reach the PLC directly using mobile devices. A client-server architecture was chosen for the SCADA. The simplified design is based on commercially available hardware with a modular open architecture for maintainability. PcVue, from ARC Informatique, was chosen for versatility and ease of maintenance. The graphics provides a very lean display, thanks to modern symbols for visualization and animation. The variables (tags) in PcVue, using a branching structure, minimize the number of screens to be developed. The client stations deployment is essentially automatic. Clients are enabled by simply sharing the project file. Any modification for the project can be made on the server and copied to the clients.

A critical aspect was coming on-line with minimal disruption. It was not easy to manually operate the system and only possible for short times during emergencies. To replace the SCADA, a total halt of the waterworks was required. Well organized and coordinated teams worked simultaneously on all sites, such that installation and commissioning was minimized. The selected system integrator, T.S.A., provided a careful analysis of the state of the art in existing similar systems. T.S.A, formed a partnership with Borghi, who had previously been responsible for the design and installation of new electrical switchgear and control. The synergy between the two partners (TSA-Borghi) allowed for a competitive proposal with a substantial savings in cost. More importantly, the team had all the necessary areas of expertise to be able to execute all stages from design to commissioning without depending on third party subcontractors.

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The system has about a thousand alarms, which are divided into priority levels. All of the alarms are stored and are available in both textual forms and with graphic animations. When alarms are raised, the SCADA uses contextual logic to determine the appropriate course of action. For high priority alarms, SMS text messages are sent to the operator based on the concept that the operator can connect to the network and acknowledge the alarm. If the operator does not respond within a designated time, the system will resend the SMS message until the alarm is acknowledged.

Even the choice of the contractor was strategic. Only qualified system integrators capable of design and implementation of the entire system with full autonomy on the project were considered.

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EMERSON REGENERATIVE VARIABLE SPEED DRIVES BOOST ARTIFICIAL LIFT APPLICATIONS

Emerson Industrial Automation’s Powerdrive regenerative Variable Speed Drive (VSD) solutions are proving an increasingly popular choice on oil pumping systems in ‘artificial lift’ applications in comparison with more traditional options such as six – or multi-pulse rectifiers, or active/passive filters.

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SDs, which are used in most oil sector pumping operations thanks largely to their established benefits of energy efficiency and flexible process control, are deployed typically on pumps that include ESP (electric submersible pump), PCP (progressive cavity pump) and rod-based types for well activation.

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However, some precautions are needed when using VSDs as electronic devices encourage harmonic currents which circulate due to network impedance. Among the unwanted effects are additional motor losses and impaired stability due to the presence of oscillating torque. Overheating of step-down transformers, increased cable losses and the production of resonant circuits in capacitors are other undesirables. Passive and active filters are among the conventional solutions to harmonic currents. However, while these are economic, they are not completely fail-safe with regard to harmonic current exceeding the capacity of the filter. Other established solutions, such as multi-pulse rectifiers, require an additional, special transformer with intricate sets of phase-shifted AC output windings. 05 | Industry USA | January 2015

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As a consequence, increasing numbers are turning to regenerative VSD technology, such as Powerdrive from Emerson. The main advantages of Powerdrive for artificial lift applications include active front end technology which imparts a low level of harmonics distortion on the main supply, typically 3.5% or less. Also, the power factor of regenerative VSDs such as Powerdrive is close to 1, while the output voltage can be higher than the input voltage. In fact, the input stage of Powerdrive is regulated at a higher voltage value than the normal voltage value of a six-pulse rectifier, ensuring this type of converter is not impacted by fluctuations in mains voltage. Of course, the VSD input consumes only active energy, which reduces the current and the losses in subsea cables and all surface equipment. The transformer also experiences reduced magnetic noise. Another major consideration for the oil industry is ATEX standards. Here, the use of Powerdrive provides a better way of assuring the security and reliability of ATEX motors than standard inverters. Firstly, from a thermal point of


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view, Powerdrive keeps a constant temperature rise in the motor even if the input voltage decreases. This is because Powerdrive compensates the input voltage drop by up to around 10%, and retains the flux within the motor at constant levels. Secondly, Powerdrive keeps electrical stresses very low due to the output LC (inductor-capacitor) filter. Additional benefits for Powerdrive users include inherent reliability, compactness and ease of service/maintenance due to unit modularity one module can be replaced in just 20 minutes. In addition, Powerdrive can be offered in flexible and customised solutions to match indoor-outdoor applications. Powerdrive clearly demonstrates why it is becoming rapidly adopted for a whole host of applications in the oil and gas industry, pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved. For more information, visit www.EmersonIndustrialAutomation.com

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HMS EXPANDS NETBITER REMOTE MANAGEMENT OFFERING

The Netbiter EC310 communication gateway sends data from the customer’s device to Netbiter Argos.

HMS Industrial Networks now expands the Netbiter Remote Management offering to include three different services catering for different user needs. The dedicated services enable both quick connection to a single remote machine, as well as advanced projects including multiple installations and users.

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MS also presents a new Netbiter EasyConnect gateway (EC310) which communicates via Ethernet only.

Three different services Netbiter is a cloud-based solution for remote management of equipment such as power generators, PLCs, sensors, tanks etc. Users connect a Netbiter gateway to their equipment and log in to the online data center Netbiter Argos (www. netbiter.net), where they can access their devices online. Netbiter now includes three different services:

• Remote Access – Free and included with a Netbiter gateway Opens up a secure tunnel to a PLC or machine. This enables configuration, programming or debugging of almost any industrial device from any location. Users utilize their regular configuration software just as they would if they were on site. • View and Control – Free and included with a Netbiter gateway Allows users to manage a single installation remotely. Online dashboards, alarms and trend graphs provide full insight from any location.

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• Manage and Analyze – Subscription-based service For large-scale, multiple installations with several users. Users can customize the Netbiter Argos interface and integrate data into their own system with the Netbiter Argos API.

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Control a single device or a whole site online.

Realizing the Internet of Things “With this new service offering, we take another step in making it easier for our customers to access their field equipment online,” says Henrik Arleving, Product Line Manager at HMS Industrial Networks. “We can now offer a quick and easy solution for monitoring a single installation online as well as powerful multi-site management with multiple users for larger installations. Netbiter can now meet even more demands for putting field equipment online, realizing the Internet of Things.”

Learn more about the new Netbiter services at the new website www.netbiter.com

New gateway HMS also offers a new gateway, the Netbiter EC310, which sends data from the remote site via Ethernet only. This is a complement to the EC350 which communicates both via the mobile phone network (3G/GPRS) and via Ethernet. What is Netbiter? Netbiter is a remote management solution for monitoring and controlling industrial equipment online.

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A Netbiter gateway connects to the remote equipment in the field and sends data to the Netbiter Argos data center. This cloud-based server collects and stores the data from the field equipment and enables users to get statistics and reports on the performance of their devices. At www. netbiter.net users can see the status of their devices and can monitor and control equipment in a graphical dashboard.

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HIGH PERFORMANCE IN A COMPACT DESIGN BACKLASH-FREE ROBA®-DS SERVO COUPLINGS WITH SPLIT CLAMPING HUBS

Radial installation: The ROBA®-DS servo couplings with split clamping hubs guarantee easy and fast installation, even in difficult ambient conditions: They are suitable for large shaft distances and in all applications, in which the drive aggregates must not be moved any more.

The high-performance ROBA®-DS shaft couplings transmit the torque backlash-free and with high torsional rigidity. They compensate for shaft misalignment and are both wear – and maintenance-free. On the sizes up to 150 Newton meters, mayr® power transmission are going to extend its standard hubs for mounting the shafts by a radially divisible hub – for easy and fast installation, even in difficult ambient conditions.

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hort dimensions, little installation space requirements, reduced weight and low mass moments of inertia – the ROBA®-DS servo couplings win over customers due to their high performance density. They are able to transmit high torques even at comparably small diameter, which makes them the ideal shaft couplings for dynamic drive systems with high speeds. These couplings are made of steel and high-strength aluminum alloys, which forms the basis for the extremely compact design.

Backlash-free torque transmission The couplings compensate for radial, axial and angular shaft misalignments by means of the flexible disk packs. This way, they protect the bearings from unwanted wear and tear and prevent unnecessary downtimes and costs. In order to achieve backlash-free torque transmission, the disks in the fixing area are treated with a special blasting procedure. The ROBA®-DS disk pack couplings are robust and reliable. They are temperature-resistant, wear – and maintenancefree and transmit the torque with very high torsional rigidity. Therefore, they are especially suited for applications in extreme ambient conditions.

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Fast and easy installation The area of application for servo couplings is growing. Therefore, mayr® power transmission have extended the standard hubs for shaft attachment by a radially divisible hub, a so-called split clamping hub, also for sizes 3 to 15. At permitted speeds of 3000 rotations per minute, these sizes for shaft diameters of 45 to 79 millimeters cover torques from 35 to 150 Newton meters. The half-shells 05 | Industry USA | January 2015

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High-performance ROBA速-DS servo couplings: They transmit high torques even at comparatively small volumes and are the ideal shaft couplings for dynamic drive systems with large speeds.

guarantee easy and fast coupling installation, even in difficult ambient conditions. Therefore, the hubs are used preferably in applications, in which the drive aggregates such as the motor and the gearbox must not be moved after the positioning and aligning for coupling installation. These hubs are also recommended for large shaft distances, for example for cardan shafts in linear actuators, as in these cases the coupling is installed last and therefore has to be easy to install. High performance density Installation is carried out radially: To do this, the coupling is brought to the shafts and pre-assembled with the axially moveable half-shells. Here, it is important that the markings on the half-shells and on the hub bodies overlap. Then, the cap screws must be tightened evenly and in several sequences to the required tightening torque. The ROBA速-DS servo couplings are available as doublejointed couplings with a connection plate or a variablelength sleeve. Their compact design, the short installation times and the high performance density make these couplings a particularly efficient and economic solution. MORE INFORMATION

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DRIVING SUCCESS IN STAINLESS STEEL AND CAST IRON TURNING WITH NEW BEYOND DRIVE™ FROM KENNAMETAL

New grades and coating mean many more pieces per edge. New Beyond Drive inserts from Kennametal feature a bronze TiOCN top coating that increases wear resistance and functions as a wear indicator.

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anufacturing is experiencing a powerful resurgence worldwide, and along with that resurgence come tighter schedules and more competition, increasing the pressure on manufacturers to deliver more components faster and reliably to the plants that need them. The need for different and better thinking is more focused than ever. New Beyond Drive™ cutting tool inserts from Kennametal are helping component suppliers expand and thrive in this environment with enhanced performance and extended tool life that mean many more finished pieces per cutting edge.

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Specifically designed for cast irons, steels, and stainless steels that make up many critical components over a variety of industries, Kennametal’s new Beyond Drive inserts are a product of ongoing design leadership, engineering, materials science, and manufacturing directly targeted to the needs of component manufacturers.

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Like all of Kennametal’s Beyond™ line of products, Beyond Drive inserts feature a proprietary post-coat surface treatment that improves edge toughness, reliability, and depth-of-cut notch resistance, and a micro-polished surface to reduce friction and workpiece sticking (BUE). A fine-grained alumina layer allows for increases in cutting speed, improving productivity and reliability at high cutting temperatures. With Beyond Drive, adding a new titanium oxy-carbonitride outer coating (TiOCN) not only increases wear – and abrasion-resistance, its bronze color is also an effective wear indicator. Depending on the application, field tests are showing anywhere between 30 percent and 125 percent more parts per edge. All new Beyond inserts are CVD (chemical vapor deposition) coated, but whereas conventional CVD coatings are under tensile stress, Beyond inserts undergo a proprietary postcoat treatment on all surfaces to reduce this stress, which improves coating adhesion and reduces micro-chipping. More uniform and reliable wear of the cutting edge results in improved and more consistent tool life. “Together with


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the right geometry, we’ve seen big improvements in cutting performance and tool life in both internal and field tests,” says Manuel Sedan, senior product manager, turning products, at Kennametal. For example, in one test for a plant producing cast-iron transmission components, with no change in feed, spindle speed, or depth of cut, Beyond Drive completed 325 pieces per cutting edge compared to 200 pieces for the plant’s current inserts. Not only was this a phenomenal increase in parts per edge, projected machine hours freed per year totaled 125 while the number of inserts required per year dropped from 813 to 500.

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“A stronger supply chain that gets more parts to the market reliably is the foundation of a healthy and growing manufacturing industry,” Sedan adds. “Plus the days of one man-one machine are long in the past. With one operator running a cell or any number of machines, greater predictability and performance with tools is an increasingly crucial component for success. Beyond Drive is a truly exciting development that promises more pieces per shift, more efficient machine utilization, and long tool life.” Beyond Drive is available in eight grades and numerous insert styles, covering a complete range of applications for turning steel and cast iron components. For more information, visit www.kennametal.com 05 | Industry USA | January 2015

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SLIM COOLING FANS FOR MOBILE APPLICATIONS

As smart phones, tablets and all mobile devices are becoming slimmer, Sunon is providing a full range of 2mm thickness or below cooling fans.

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ore and more mobile products are going thinner and lighter and becoming more highly efficient. A new-generation of products is being introduced with the latest 4-core processor. Moreover, in the future, an 8-core processor technology is also being considered. These mobile devices outperform their older counterparts in terms of speed, bandwidth and capacity, and their functions are more diverse. Therefore cooling technique will play an even more crucial, rigorous role in the future! For the past 32 plus years, Sunon has been committed to innovation and invention in the miniature cooling field. Now the company is creating various "thin and light cooling fan" series of products (30x30x3mm〜8x8x3mm) in addition to products of 2mm thickness or below that can be custom-made.

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Clearly, Sunon can completely meet the cooling needs of mobile products. Over the years, the company has been working hard to obtain patents and provide innovation in an aim to be No.1 in the industry. Sunon has been rated No.48 in terms of technical strength around the world and No.4 in Taiwan by "MIT Technology Review"! These prestigious awards give proof to the fact that Sunon’s technical strength is champion in the industry. Traditional fans are 0.6cm 05 | Industry USA | January 2015

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minimum thickness. They have a large interior space and use washers, retaining rings, and other necessary parts. Moreover, they fix the fan in place and make it rotate using silicon steel and magnets which supply magnetic lines of force. With slim cooling fans, however, thickness is significantly reduced to 0.4cm or smaller and their internal space is greatly reduced. As no washers and retaining rings are used and magnetic lines of force are insufficient when rotating, the competition’s fans are subject to blade run-outs, blade loosening, and ineffective dust blocking. All these will impact the cooling efficiency, even endangering the product’s service life. www.sunon.com


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IP68 FAN

Sunon fans are now available in IP68 version. Dedicated to harsh environments, they are protected against heavy dust and incoming water. Three models are already available and have had UL/TUV certification.

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o get the IP68 certification level, Sunon engineers developed a complete potting process coating for the motors of the IP68 fans, whereas usual models have glue coating or conformal coating. This specific molding process covered 100% of the stator, coil, circuit and wire by shaped resin, preventing the system from dust and water intrusion. Anti-rust treatment (salt spray protection) is also available as an option.

Customization is possible on demand for large series. www.sunon.com

Several tests have been conducted with success under extremely dusty and wet conditions: 8 hours under a maximum depression of 2 kPa, 1 hour under 1 m of water, etc

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Sunon IP68 fans are dedicated to harsh environment applications, like outdoor telecom, solar farms inverters, factories, onboard automotive, outdoor LED lightings etc Three models are already available: 80 x 80 x 25 mm, 80 x 80 x 32 mm, 92 x 92 x 25 mm, voltage from 12 to 48 V, and airflow from 50 to 75CFM. Several more will be marketed this year.

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ICON POLYMER PASSES AEROSPACE AUDIT WITH FLYING COLOURS

On site for five working days, three auditors examined all of Icon Polymer’s system and manufacturing processes including the introduction of new products. Icon Polymer excelled.

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ayley Jenkins, deputy quality manager at Icon Polymer, said: “We are delighted to have maintained our aerospace accreditation, Icon Polymer prides itself on its high standards and precise attention to detail. The result is down to the dedication of all our employees ensuring adherence to our process and system procedures, supported by our robust internal auditing schedule. Our internal audit team involves our employees at every stage of our procedures. The success of this integrated approach is demonstrated and quantified through the external audit and accreditation process completed.”

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“Quality control of our processes and procedures ensures high reliability and repeatability in our products and in how we conduct our business. Our customers depend upon this basic requirement, it is the foundation of our business,” states Hayley. “Having held the ISO:9001 standard for more than ten years, Icon Polymer was awarded the aerospace-specific accreditation in 2008 and later AS9100, Revision C. The latest audit was the full recertification audit that all organisations must undertake every three years, in addition to yearly surveilance auditing. “In the last year Icon has gained positions on many new aircraft platforms and achieving this certification is an essential 05 | Industry USA | January 2015

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element of how the Icon team operates internally and with our Supply Chain,” added Hayley Jenkins. Icon Polymer Group is a leader in the design, manufacture and qualification of highly-engineered polymer products in the Aerospace and Defence sector using the latest technology, materials and production processes. For further information, visit www.iconpolymer.com


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EXTENDING THE BARRIERS OF POWER DENSITY ELMO EXHIBITS ITS ULTRA HIGH CURRENT SMALLEST SIZE SERVO DRIVE

Gold Bee Nano Drive Delivers Ultra High Current of 50 A / 100 VDC in Harsh Environments.

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lmo Motion Control, a leading provider of smart and super-efficient motion control solutions, demonstrates its new record in servo power density: over 4000 W out of only 8.7 cm3 (0.53 inch3). In addition to its superior servo performance and its ultrasmall size, the GOLD BEE was designed and qualified to operate in extreme environmental conditions from -40° C to + 70° C, and mechanical vibrations up to 14 GRMS. The GOLD BEE is new member of Elmo’s GOLD Line servo drives and thus includes all the capabilities, features and functionalities of the “field proven” GOLD Core. The GOLD BEE, as any other GOLD Drive, is capable in conjunction to the EASII software (Elmo Application Studio II) to optimize the control results of any servo mechanism.

The GOLD BEE operates in current, velocity, and advanced position modes in conjunction with a permanent-magnet synchronous DC brush and brushless motors, and linear motor or voice coil. The GOLD BEE supports a wide variety of feedback sensors in single, dual and gantry loop configurations. Based on the premise that “the best way to dissipate heat is not to generate it in the first place,” the GOLD BEE incorporates Elmo’s proprietary FASST (Fast and Soft Switching Technology) resulting in >99% efficiency with negligible EMI.

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“The GOLD BEE is a real world record. We improved the efficiency by 200%, reduced the volume by 75% and increased the power density by more than 400%. Customers’ needs are challenging us to dramatically improve the power / size factor. The GOLD BEE is our solution for applications that have critical space constraints, requires a powerful servo, limited heat dissipation capabilities, and operate in extreme environments. Actually, the servo control of winglets was our motivation to go

even ''Smarter, Smaller, and Simpler''. Our very high powerful ultra-small servo drives enable ''electrical motion control'' of winglets, that significantly enhances the dynamics of the missile and thus reaching the required performance. We’re not aware of any product on the market today that attains this performance, power or size density”, Haim Monhait, Elmo CEO concluded.

Visit us at www.elmomc.com

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