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PRECISION ELECTROCHEMICAL MACHINING (PECM) FROM KENNAMETAL PRECISION SURFACE SOLUTIONS® REDEFINES MACHINING CAPABILITIES

8 NEW UTS SERIES CONNECTORS CATALOG FROM SOURIAU ESTERLINE

13 MAYR NEW ELECTRONIC CV-X200 : stabilité, BRAKING TORQUE REGULATION précision et ®vitesse FOR ROBA-STOP SAFETY BRAKES uniques

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Can your CAD do this? Automate the most time-consuming tasks of electrical engineering like wire-numbering, device-tagging, cross-referencing, and errorchecking, even prevent you from making errors?

EPLAN can!

Let you create and store unlimited simple, complex, even scalable macros with ease? And update them automatically?

EPLAN can!

Search a quarter-million components from over 56 leading manufacturers to find the one you need in seconds, then create the data set for it? Or translate your project into 17 other languages?

EPLAN can!

With EPLAN Electric P8, the leader in electrical design automation, you can accomplish in a day what takes a week or more using CAD tools. Request your 30-day free trial at eplanusa.com


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EPLAN SOFTWARE AND SERVICES TO EXHIBIT AT WIRE PROCESSING SHOW – BOOTH 1126

EPLAN Software & Services will be exhibiting at the Wire Processing Show on May 12th-13th, 2015.

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From its origins in 1984, EPLAN has become the leader in design automation software, with tens of thousands of users worldwide. The EPLAN Platform, the powerful database architecture behind all EPLAN software products, enables users to boost productivity as well as accuracy through automated content generation and error detection and

prevention features and the ability to store vast amounts of recurrent content for future projects. Engineers from the same or different disciplines can share data, allowing them to work collaboratively. EPLAN offers several design automation products that leverage the power of the platform: EPLAN Electric P8, the state-of-the-art CAE for electrical design; EPLAN Pro Panel, the leader in 3D layout for enclosure design; EPLAN Data Portal, a powerful search engine for locating over 500,000 components from over 80 of the world’s leading manufacturers; EPLAN Preplanning for the technical preplanning of machines and plants and EPLAN Fluid, a dedicated CAE for fluid power design. Visitors are encouraged to stop by Booth 1126 to discuss this “efficient engineering” platform and learn more how Harness proD can increase your efficiency and productivity. There will be live demonstrations of EPLAN’s Harness proD presented throughout the day. Also EPLAN will be in the Komax Wire Booth #1123 to discuss the interface with the Zeta Machine from EPLAN Pro Panel Professional.

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PLAN started with a vision to provide a comprehensive electrical design system as a direct response to an emerging market need for a better and faster way than drawing manually. EPLAN has expanded its vision to create a modern 3D software system for the efficient design and documentation of cable harnesses called Harness proD. The system's strengths lie in the automated steps involved, from importing the wiring lists from the EPLAN Platform to routing the cables and generating the documentation and 2D nail board drawings. The ability to take over mechanically relevant information from various MCAD systems and the ECAD connection information means that EPLAN Harness proD has the potential to be seamlessly integrated into PDM environments. This allows for the design of the cable harness even when there is no mechanical prototype available. In brief: development times are reduced, productivity increases and project quality is improved on a continuous basis.

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ENERGY-SAVING LIGHTS FOR HAZARDOUS AREAS

Thanks to extraordinary light efficiency, the LED-based tubular light fittings from the new 6036 series save considerable operating costs.

Compact, innovative LED design.

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TAHL now offers compact LED-based tubular light fittings for use in Ex zones 1/21 and 2/22 that provide users with an alternative to typical linear luminaires.

With a diameter of merely 55 mm, the new lights take up less than half the space required by conventional linear luminaires, and reach less than half their weight. What is most striking, however, is the design that makes the new 6036 series extraordinarily light-efficient: 30 four-foot long LED-based tubular light fittings, for instance, ensure an illuminance of approximately 500 lx, which would usually require 35 linear luminaires with two 36 W fluorescent tubes each – or alternatively 48 conventional box-type units retrofitted with LEDs. MORE INFORMATION

However, R. STAHL’s new lights consume only about half as much power and the specific power consumption per 100 lx is merely 1.5 W/m². This ensures enormous savings regarding operating costs – depending on the comparative solution and the time frame, just under 20% to more than 50% savings are realistic in practice.

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The tubular light fittings can be operated in a very wide temperature range from -40 to +60 °C. The maintenancefree units are suitable for general lighting purposes or for use as machine lamps. Due to their slim design, they can be installed in hard-to-access locations. Even at an ambient temperature of +60 °C, they reach a lifetime of 80,000 hours. The vibration-proof units are IP66/IP67-protected by default, resulting in excellent suitability for maritime applications. In addition to ATEX and IECEx certificates, they also feature certificates for many major markets (GOST, Gazpromnadzor, UL do Brasil, GL). http://tekinfo.link/r13078f826


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NEW IE3 MOTORS (7.5-22KW) – BONFIGLIOLI´S FIRST STEP IN ITS EXPANDING AND INNOVATIVE IE3 PRODUCT SERIES

2 new motor series fulfilling IE3 class requirements are now available in the 7.5-22kW range.

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onfiglioli fosters initiatives for sustainable energy use and for the exploitation of renewable energy sources. The ongoing worldwide process to improve electric motor efficiency is top priority for the company, and as a leading firm in the renewable energy business, it is dedicated to making this transition for all its customers. The release of the new energy-efficient BX/MX motors is further proof of Bonfiglioli´s commitment to environmental preservation. The BX/MX motors fulfil several requirements and environmental norms. The motors meet standards of IE3 efficiency class, according to the international standard IEC 60034-30. The “X” of the new BX/MX motors stands for “eXcellence” in efficiency since the IE3 is the top efficiency rating currently formalized by global standards.

With the release of the new BX/MX series, Bonfiglioli offers a complete range of asynchronous motors that include the following: Series / Efficiency Class / IEC-Compact BN / IE1 / IEC BE / IE2 / IEC BX / IE3 / IEC M / IE1 / Compact ME / IE2 / Compact MX / IE3 / Compact

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In addition, to meeting IE3 standards, the BM/MX motors are also compliant to Ecodesign Requirements for Electric Motors (Regulation (EC) No 640/2009 - Commission Regulation (EC) No 640/2009 of 22 July 2009 implementing Directive 2005/32/EC) as set forth by the European Parliament and the Council with regard to Ecodesign requirements for electric motors.

The BX/MX motors offer a highly efficient and cost-effective solution that has a lower environment impact. The motors provide protection degree up to IP65 as well as thermal protection (Bi-Metallic or Ptc). Furthermore, the motors include incremental and absolute encoder availability and an anti-condensate drain. All these cutting-edge features make the BX/MX motors ideal for a diverse range of applications that require low energy consumption, particularly continuous duty actions.

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PRECISION ELECTROCHEMICAL MACHINING (PECM) FROM KENNAMETAL PRECISION SURFACE SOLUTIONS® REDEFINES MACHINING CAPABILITIES

Questions and answers define shaping and finishing in a single operation.

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recision Electrochemical Machining (PECM) is a nonconventional machining process that can really help deliver high-quality components productively. For specifics, we have asked Kennametal Precision Surface Solutions Product Manager Patrick Matt to explain more about the process.

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Q: What is PECM? A: Precision electrochemical machining (PECM) is an electrochemical cavity-sinking erosion process with oscillating electrodes and a regulated working gap. It applies a pulsed direct current between the electrode and the workpiece. The workpiece dissolves anodically in accordance with the geometry of the subsequent electrode. This gives rise to complex geometrical shapes in practically all electrically conductive metals, e.g. in highly-tempered steel, rolling bearing steel, powder-metallurgy steel and super-alloys. PECM thereby also taps applications which could not be manufactured feasibly or at all in the past. Shaping, drilling, or micro structuring on external or internal areas are typical applications PECM can achieve efficiently. Regarding tolerances, the process is able of achieving quality in a 2 to 5µm range. Roughing, finishing, and polishing are 06 | Industry USA | April 2015

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typically combined into one operation. Achievable surface finish is 0,05μm. Feed rate of cathode between 0,1mm/min – 2 mm / min (application related).Typically multiple parts are machined within one cycle to achieve an attractive cost per part. Q: What is the background with this technology? A: Historically speaking, PECM technology first emerged in the 1990’s, exclusively associated with adding fine details to razor blade manufacturing. Machines appeared on the market in 2006, and for the past three years, Kennametal Precision Surface Solutions and PEMTEC became partners to provide PECM Centers to global regions, including China. Q: What does Kennametal Precision Surface Solutions offer regarding PECM technology? A: Depending of the region, Kennametal Precision Surface Soluitons offers customers equipment (machine and specific tooling and post conditioning systems). Additionally we offer process development support and subcontract activity to support either testing, ramp up of production, and simple contract activities.


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- Parts free from any oxide layers & free from any tension. - As the electrode does not touch the part, the process does not care about material properties (hard , soft, rigid, etc.) and accordingly offers capabilities unreached by other processes. - The running cost are very attractive - Attractive cycle times: multiple parts machined within one cycle.

Q: What are the key features that drive the adoption of PECM? Lower cost / part Short cycle times due to multiple machined within one cycle (typically 4 – 60 pcs. / cycle ) Almost no electrode wear – therefore very attractive running costs Independent from material hardness Reduction of process steps - (Shaping, surface finishing ( up to 0,05 μm ) & deburring into one operation) Freedom of design Once negative shape is created into the electrode – each part formed looks like the other. Almost all shapes & features are able to machine economically by PECM which aren’t by conventional machining

Q: What are the benefits of using PECM versus conventional machining processes? - Reduction in process steps, PECM creates finished features like shapes, holes free from burrs in a single step. - Superior surface finish up to 0,05μm beside 2- 5 μm tolerance.

Q: What is the potential of PECM technology in the market? A: PECM has the ability to become more than a niche technology, as it delivers precise products with almost no post-processing effort (deburring, finishing) independent from material hardness, which is the base for lower-cost part production compared to traditional machining. There is obviously a market demand for such technology for hard-to-machine materials as well as cost pressures forcing the market to nurture innovations. As most of the markets look for higher efficiency, we will see more and more engineered parts coming up (higher stress loaded, smaller, more precise, exotic material hard to machine, etc.). To produce these parts, PECM could become a key process as it ensures the economic competitiveness of their users on the global market. MORE INFORMATION

Part performance Parts free from any tension as neither mechanical nor thermal stress load will be applied to the part => part performance, fatigue strength of part increases Surface generated free from any structure

Q: What is the key production criterion and limits to leverage a successful PECM adoption? - Intricate shape and thickness of the component favor PECM - High production rate and huge volume production contributes heavily - Scope of dimension as a max surface to be machined at once has to be within a 100cm² areas.

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STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP AND LICENSING AGREEMENT BETWEEN TWO MARKET LEADERS: OSG CUTTING TOOLS WITH THE HAIMER SAFE-LOCK™ SYSTEM

Strategic partnership and licensing agreement between two market leaders: OSG cutting tools with the HAIMER Safe-Lock™ System.

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n April 2015 the OSG Corporation, a world leader in round cutting tools, and Haimer GmbH, market leader in tool holding technology, signed a strategic partnership and licensing agreement. The OSG-Group is bringing their round endmill cutting tools to the global market now with the HAIMER Safe-Lock™-System. The OSG-Group, Japanese market leader for solid carbide endmills, has begun offering their high quality cutting tools with the HAIMER Safe-Lock™ system worldwide.

The unique Safe-Lock™ design in cutting tools and toolholders combines a high precision press fit clamping with a positive form locking mechanism. This prevents round cutting tools from being rotated or completely pulled out from its tool holder during heavy machining. The combination of symmetrical pull out protection, highest concentricity and excellent balance of the Safe-Lock™ system, results in a vibration free machining process. This leads to a more efficient metal removal rate, that is superior when compared to conventional Milling chucks or Weldon shanked cutting tools and toolholders.

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OSG has been testing various systems for pull out security over the past several months. Only the technology of the Safe-Lock™ system could convince the high-tech Japanese company. Jiro Osawa, Technical Managing Director at OSG headquarters and CEO for North America, explains: “Our field testing proved that the combination of our endmills with Safe-Lock™ resulted in higher RPMs and feed rates even with difficult-to-machine materials. This enables our customers to obtain a significant increase in their current metal removal rates, while at the same time having a higher security in their machining processes. Safe-Lock™ also has a very positive effect on tool wear.” 06 | Industry USA | April 2015

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Andreas Haimer, President of the Haimer Group, on the licensing agreement with OSG: “We are very proud and happy to have reached a strong partnership with OSG, one of the largest and leading producers of tools in the world.”

The Safe-Lock™ System from HAIMER is an integrated pull out protection for round cutting tools that uses a friction and form locking system. It increases process security, enables a higher metal removal rate and provides results that are significantly better than conventional tool clamping systems.

For the globally oriented corporation that is represented in 29 countries with 52 subsidiaries, over 5,000 employees and annual sales of approx. one billion US dollars, there was one further crucial factor, as Jiro Osawa argues: “In addition to the absolute technical superiority of Safe-Lock™ compared to alternative systems, it is the only system that is actually in high demand globally and also available in various clamping methods. Since we are not only in Japan but also well represented in North America and in Europe, we have decided to sign this license agreement and integrate the SafeLock™ design into our tools worldwide.” OSG is headquartered in Toyokawa, south east from Tokyo, where it has its solid carbide endmill production, coating facilities and production halls with the most modern CNC grinding machines. Due to these manufacturing capabilities, the company is able to insure the highest level of quality and availability of their tools. An additional global production network enables the demands of local markets and customer needs to be met with fast delivery and the highest of service and support.

Jiro Osawa, Managing Director of Technology with the OSG headquarters in Japan and North American CEO, is convinced of the Haimer Safe-Lock™ System: “In addition to the absolute technical superiority of Safe-Lock™ compared to alternative systems, it is the only system that is actually in high demand globally and also available in various clamping methods.”

customers. Last year alone, the growth was four times higher compared to previous years. This boom can be attributed to recognizing that the productivity increases resulting from the pull out protection is not restricted to typical aerospace applications but the cost and time savings can also be used in any typical milling application. www.haimer.biz

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Andreas Haimer, President of the Haimer Group, explains: “We have established Safe-Lock™ as a standard in roughing and heavy machining for which a variety of tools are available worldwide. We are very proud and happy to have reached a strong partnership with OSG, one of the largest and leading producers of tools in the world.” Since its launch in 2007, the Safe-Lock™ System has developed very successfully and excited many international 06 | Industry USA | April 2015

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Bourdon® – The Original by Baumer.

The unique success story of Bourdon and the manometer began more than 160 years ago with the pioneering invention named after Eugène Bourdon. Today the company is the competence center of the Baumer Group for mechanical measuring instruments. In the endeavor for continuous optimization and further development, Baumer still manufactures the famous Bourdon Tube, adding on modern production and quality methods. All steps are monitored and documented by the Baumer Traceability System, called BTrace ®. Don‘t settle for less! Put your trust in original Bourdon ® quality available only from Baumer. For more information please visit www.baumer.com/bourdon

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NEW UTS SERIES CONNECTORS CATALOG FROM SOURIAU ESTERLINE

Esterline Connection Technologies is pleased to introduce the newly expanded UTS Series catalog featuring product line extensions.

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his comprehensive 208-page catalog features SOURIAU´s versatile UTS series which is perfectly suitable for a diverse field of applications such Energy, Off-Road, Building Automation, Instrumentation, Lighting, and Rail.

For a more detailed description of the various connectors as well the features and benefits of the UTS series, please visit, http://ipaper.ipapercms.dk/SOURIAU/UTSSeries/ www.souriau.com

The UTS Series offers a myriad of features and benefits, such as an IP68/69K rating, making it ideal for outdoor and indoor dynamic applications requiring underwater immersion, pressure washing, and dust protection. In addition, the UTS Series is UV resistant, UL/IEC compliant, and provides quick mating with the 1/3 Bayonet coupling. Lastly, the series is a cost-effective solution by combining the power supply and signal transmission to reduce system complexity and save on installation costs. MORE INFORMATION 06 | Industry USA | April 2015

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PRESENTING THE NEW EPLAN VERSION 2.5

Users can quickly and clearly validate terminal strips with use of the graphic representation of terminals types and terminal categories.

Eplan Platform 2.5, scheduled for release in September 2015. A new navigator facilitates the creation and editing of electrical and fluid power engineering macros, which expedites template creation and simplifies standardization. The expanded terminal editor and simplified cable planning for machines/ plants with Eplan FieldSys make designing even more convenient.

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evision management in the Eplan Platform is an important part of the engineering process – especially when various disciplines, including electrical and fluid power engineering, are working in one database. One central challenge is managing various levels of revision within a project, therefore the new Eplan Platform 2.5 offers page/area-specific revision management; project areas such as functional structures, location definitions and disciplines can be independently revised, meaning that changes remain transparent throughout the entire process and for all project participants at all times.

Making standardization easy Macros are an efficient approach for standardization. With variant and placeholder technology, users can simply and easily add partial circuits to an overall project. The new macro navigator facilitates management of this process: macros can be worked on in a tree diagram or within a table – even with multiple selections. Macro variants and different representation types can be more easily viewed in context, and – as usual – be quickly and easily selected. Furthermore, Version 2.5 also allows management of several names per macro, reducing the need to create articlespecific macros because one macro can now be used for several parts. Simple terminal strip management The Eplan Platform 2.5 also has an enhanced terminal editor available to users. A graphical representation of terminal types and categories enables fast and clear validation of

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NEWS Macro-Navigator : With Eplan Version 2.5, macros can easily be worked on in a tree diagram or within a table with multiple selections. Macro variants and different types of representation can be more easily viewed in context.

selected terminal strips. If changes become necessary, these can be done directly in the terminal editor, and the parts and components can be entered or changed directly in the editor as well. Terminals can be conveniently sorted along terminal strips via drag & drop. Representations of the information in the terminal editor can be saved as scheme, allowing users to quickly switch to and access the most important information. This results in a convenient and simple centralized management of terminal strips with predictable and validated results for the terminals and terminal layout diagrams.

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Effortless cable routing Before cables can be laid-out by the assembly team, they must first be planned and comprehensively documented – normally using a single-line diagram. The Eplan Platform 2.5 now provides users with added functionality for the corresponding cable layout for machines/plants. Using the single-line functionality, users can complete one-pole wiring plans and relay this information to the optional Eplan FieldSys add-on module. It allows the definition of exact cable paths and cable lengths. Another practical advantage is that FieldSys can automatically compile an exact order list for all the cable pathways design elements. www.eplanusa.com 06 | Industry USA | April 2015

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PCVUE SCADA 11.1

Innovative features for monitoring and controlling distributed assets and IP networks.

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cVue 11.1 is the latest release of PcVue SCADA solution created by ARC Informatique. It now features the monitoring of geographically distributed assets and IP network devices. The innovative design improves operator effectiveness with powerful data analysis tools and developer productivity with advanced automation of configuration.

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GEO Map Control, a built-in component for GIS decision making, provides live interactive maps from popular mapping services such as Google and Microsoft. Maps are interactive and dynamic; supporting both off-line and online maps access. PcVue graphical objects (Symbols) may be used as markers including animations and display of realtime asset status and alarms. No scripting or programming is required to configure the Map Control.

PcVue’s communication driver pack, CIMWay, has been expanded to support SNMP for monitoring and controlling devices on IP networks. This native capability not only allows PcVue applications to monitor the health of the network, but provides access to an ever increasing number of IED’s and other equipment with IP interfaces. Designed for optimization of large IP networks in mind, the PcVue SNMP solution capability supports the growing Internet of Industrial Things (IoIT). Data Analysis for operator decision-making support is an increasing requirement in a modern SCADA application. PcVue 11.1 provides powerful analysis, with a few clicks operators may move from real-time to analysis mode and back. The resulting visualization may be with dashboard KPI displays or the powerful new X-Y charting control for correlation and statistical analysis. Enhancements to BACnet® Scheduling and new SMART Generators for BACnet® and TwinCAT® - Beckhoff for automated configuration are some of the many additional new features and improvements to PcVue Solutions with PcVue 11.1.

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Other additions are worth to be noted: the implement of a new license utility, a unique tool for license management, and improved client drivers for Energy management such as DNP3, our DNV Kema certified IEC 61850, IEC 60870-5104, etc. To preserve your SCADA investment and ensure its longevity, PcVue has been maintaining backward compatibility for 20 years. This new version is compatible with the latest technologies (Windows 8.1, Microsoft SQL Server 2014, etc.) including virtual environments. For more information visit www.pcvuesolutions.com

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SMART SWITCHING – ADAPTED BRAKING. NEW ELECTRONIC BRAKING TORQUE REGULATION FOR ROBA-STOP® SAFETY BRAKES

The new, intelligent braking torque control module by mayr® power transmission makes it possible to decelerate devices and machines evenly and gently. This innovative and economically attractive solution is pre-destined for application in smart, interconnected machines.

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obody would even think of using the handbrake or parking brake when a car is going at full speed. In order to decelerate the car as required, a driver would use the foot brake. Gradual, even deceleration is also often desired for devices and machine applications with dynamic braking actions. However, as safety brakes – in contrast to car brakes – can only distinguish between two operating conditions due to their design, namely “braking torque present” and “no braking torque present”, every braking procedure is carried out with the maximum braking torque available. With the new, intelligent braking torque control module, mayr® power transmission offer an economically attractive solution to generate a variable braking torque for ROBA-stop® safety brakes, making it possible to decelerate machines evenly and gently. Continuous braking torque changes when in operation Up to now, brakes have been dimensioned with regard to the maximum load where devices with variable loads, for example forklift trucks, are concerned. However, it is not always expedient to work with the full braking torque. In case of partial loads, a stronger deceleration than necessary can lead to damage to the transported goods or even to sliding

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of the wheels. If, however, the system detects the operating conditions and converts this information into a default signal for the new, intelligent control module by mayr® power transmission, electronic braking torque regulation is possible. Using the new system, the brake specialists have succeeded in continuously changing the contact force on the brake linings and therefore also the braking torque during operation. In this way, machines can be decelerated gently, adapted to the respective system requirements. Furthermore, the new braking torque regulation makes it possible to compensate for negative influences on the braking torque consistency in applications requiring a constant braking torque within narrow tolerance limits. Prerequisites for a smart machine The new, intelligent switching device by mayr® power transmission, which is operated with 24V or 48V DC voltage, can control brakes with a coil nominal current of 10A or 5A. In addition, the resulting clamping force for the brake rotor can be specified to 25%, 50% or 75% of the nominal spring force by means of two digital inputs. Alternatively, a continuous, analogue default signal from 0 to 10V is possible. The switching device determines without using a sensor


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With the new, intelligent braking torque control module, mayr® power transmission offer an economically attractive solution for the generation of a variable braking torque for ROBA-stop® safety brakes.

The new, intelligent control device makes targeted braking torque regulation possible. The device can be operated with 24V or 48V DV and can control brakes with a coil nominal current of 10A or 5A.

whether the armature disk is attracted or has dropped. This makes it possible to adjust the overexcitation time automatically as desired. Due to the fact that the intelligent switching device registers the switching condition of the brake, no microswitches or proximity sensors including the respective cabling are necessary as would normally be the case. The device also takes possible wear reserves into account, and, if required, recognises unpermitted high temperatures. With its compact dimensions of 30 mm in height, 69 mm in width and 103 mm in length, it can easily be integrated into control cabinets. With the new braking torque control module, mayr® power transmission provide the possibility to build up control circuits and brake movements intelligently – ideal prerequisites for application in the smart, interconnected machines of the future. www.mayr.com

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UNIDRIVE M IMPROVES PRODUCTION QUALITY AT GLASTON

A leading manufacturer of glass tempering ovens has turned to the Unidrive M family of variable speed drives from Emerson Industrial Automation to greatly improve the quality of its products.

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laston America, based in New Jersey, has established a strong reputation for excellence serving both the commercial and residential glass markets. The company’s biggest customer is Cardinal IG, a market leader in the manufacture of residential glass. To ensure its glass tempering ovens meet the demanding requirements of high profile customers, every effort is made by Glaston to maximize quality. A recent case in point saw the company address the issue of tiny scratches that can occur as a result of the glass being tempered without precise speed control on the oven’s drives. To overcome the challenge, Glaston researched the market for an alternative to its existing drives supplier.

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“The solution arrived initially in the shape of Control Techniques’ Unidrive SP drive because of the flexibility of programming and option cards for feedback and communications,” explains Cliff

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Matukonis of Glaston America. “However, we soon migrated to the Unidrive M701 as its new features and functionality better suited our needs. The integration of PROFIBUS communications and application modules for increasing the drives’ flexibility was also crucial in our decision.” Led by the results of extensive customer-driven market research, and designed specifically for manufacturing automation applications (Emerson Industrial Automation’s traditional area of expertise), each Unidrive M model suits specific application needs. For instance, the Unidrive M701 series drives now preferred by Glaston offer benefits specific to sectors such as ovens and heat treatment equipment. A total of 14 Unidrive M701 drives with SI-PROFIBUS are now deployed in the company’s glass tempering ovens, one for each roll section. Rollers pass glass through various oven sections to be treated and then through a cooling section prior to packaging. Glaston also uses 14 Unimotor HD - highly dynamic brushless servo motors from Control Techniques, one for each drive.


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“The main benefit of the Unidrive M701 is the precise speed control we can now exert on the oven rolls which greatly reduces scratches and imperfections on the glass,” states Mr. Matukonis. “Furthermore, we now have more capability and flexibility, and found integration to the control system extremely straightforward. The system’s design and interfaces, along with its extensive diagnostics capability, also ensure ease-of-use for the machine’s operator.” The Unidrive M family of drives offer class-leading induction and permanent magnet servo motor performance with real-time Ethernet. Each drive delivers maximum machine throughput through greater control with single and multiaxis network synchronization. On-board real-time Ethernet (IEEE 1588 V2), advanced motion control and high speed I/O for position capture has made it easier than ever for machine builders to create more sophisticated and flexible machines.

“As well as this, we are impressed at how the system deals with any issues. If a drive fails, all the parameters are kept on a magnetic card that can easily be used to program the new drive. It was much easier for the maintenance department to simply put in the card and program the new drive. “Between the Unidrive SP and Unidrive M series, we have to date installed over 100 servo drives at our production facility and we couldn’t be happier with the results we’re seeing.” For more information, visit www.EmersonIndustrialAutomation.com

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“The new line-up of Unidrive M701 with SI-PROFIBUS is now integral to all our new and upgraded installations,” said Mr. Matukonis. “The option cards give these drives incredible flexibility. For example, we are able to bring two encoder signals from other motors into a single drive. With minimal programming, we have been able to have the drives follow either of these encoders with smooth ramps between the two different encoder speeds. I could only find this option in significantly more expensive servo solutions.

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CONNECT A PC TO ANY INDUSTRIAL ETHERNET NETWORK WITH IXXAT INPACT

The new IXXAT INpact from HMS Industrial Networks combines the proven Anybus technology with years of IXXAT know-how in the PC interface card area. The result is a PCIe card with multi-protocol support for numerous industrial Ethernet standards and a uniform protocol and card-spanning application programming interface.

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ntil now, it has been complicated to develop PC-based measurement, visualisation or service applications for several Industrial Ethernet standards since different interface cards and application programming interfaces had to be used for each protocol. The new IXXAT INpact is the solution to this.

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Based on proven Anybus and IXXAT technologies, HMS offers a PCIe card in standard and low-profile formats which supports all leading industrial Ethernet standards. Users can easily connect their PC-based slave application to EtherCAT, EtherNet/IP, Modbus TCP, PROFINET IRT/RT, Powerlink and standard TCP/IP by using the IXXAT INpact. Through the uniform driver concept, the customer can switch between protocols quickly and without extensive programming and also profit from future protocol extensions and developments.

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Support for multiple industrial Ethernet standards The network solution inside IXXAT INpact is based on the Anybus CompactCom technology, today used within millions of automation devices globally. Used in combination with a flexible FPGA-based PCIe bus connection, the Anybus NP40 network processor has all functions required to process the communication between the Industrial Ethernet network and the PC-based customer application. With low latency times and a deterministic real-time behavior, it is perfect for demanding industrial applications. Furthermore, the 2-port Ethernet interface (10/100 Mbit, RJ45s), supports protocol specific switch functions – such as IRT for PROFINET, DLR for EtherNet/IP and Hub for Powerlink. The Common Ethernet flash-update feature enables the user to download any industrial Ethernet protocol without switching cards in a quick and cost-efficient manner, which


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makes the IXXAT INpact a future-proof and adaptable interface for all types of applications. A fast track to Ethernet connectivity Thanks to the NP40 multi-protocol processor, the FPGAbased concept and the uniform driver interface, the IXXAT INpact is the ideal choice for numerous applications – ranging from HMI systems to process visualization and service tools up to measurement, analysis and test systems. The IXXAT INpact comes with a comprehensive driver package for Windows, enabling simple and rapid development of customer-specific applications. Thanks to the uniform application programming interface, it is possible to switch between industrial Ethernet protocols without changing the customer software, which leads to increased flexibility and a reduction in terms of development costs.

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A driver for Linux is in the roadmap and real-time operating systems such as RTX, Intime, VxWorks and QNX are supported upon request. Furthermore, the IXXAT INpact will soon be available for the PCI bus and for mini PCIe http://tekinfo.link/rbe9f98850 www.ixxat.com

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MAKE M-BUS MEASURING DEVICES TALK MODBUS-TCP

New gateway from HMS Industrial Networks enables M-Bus data from measuring devices to be monitored from Modbus-TCP networks.

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-Bus (Meter-Bus) is a widely used communication standard for measuring devices. It is predominantly used in buildings, for example in electricity meters, gas meters, water meters or other types of consumption meters. By getting data from these measuring devices onto a PLC or SCADA system, users can get a total overview of their energy consumption, including building parameters which previously had to be checked separately.

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How the gateway works The Anybus M-Bus to Modbus TCP gateway decodes M-Bus telegrams and maps meter values to Modbus registers. Mapping and configuration is done in a web-based configuration tool allowing the user to set up the gateway without any programming. It is possible to connect up to 20 M-Bus slaves and enable them to communicate on a Modbus-TCP network.

Connectivity to more networks with Anybus X-gateways The solution can be extended by pairing the M-Bus gateway with an Anybus X-gateway Modbus-TCP, making it is possible to connect M-Bus devices to most industrial networks. Versions are available for CANopen, CC-Link, ControlNet, DeviceNet, EtherCAT, EtherNet/IP, Modbus RTU, PROFIBUS and PROFINET. Making energy savings possible “We see a substantial market for this solution,” says Niklas Selander, Product Manager at HMS. “Many industrial companies are currently trying to optimize their energy consumption. Their production lines are often connected to some kind of industrial network, but building parameters such as electricity, water, gas etc. are usually monitored on separate M-Bus systems. With our new solution, we enable plant owners to analyze and optimize their energy usage from PLC’s on Modbus-TCP and other networks.” http://tekinfo.link/rf65ddd836 www.ixxat.com

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EWON NAMED TO THE AMERICAS ROCKWELL AUTOMATION ENCOMPASS PRODUCT REFERENCING PROGRAM

The combination of eWON’s award winning innovative hardware and its free Talk2M companion software has enabled over 3 Million remote PLC connections worldwide.

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WON, a Belgian company with US headquarters in Pittsburgh, has recently been named an EncompassTM Americas Product Partner in the Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork™ program; the company was previously a member of the Encompass European Partner Network. Through Encompass Product Partners, customers can quickly locate complementary products that best solve application challenges. These products are critical components or connectivity solutions that extend and enhance Rockwell Automation installations. As an Encompass Partner, eWON offers a unique solution to remote access of automation equipment. With eWON, machine builders and systems integrators can access machine PLCs and HMIs and troubleshoot them from the comfort of the office, avoiding the majority of costly on-site visits.

Easy, quick and seamless are all words customers use to describe eWON’s remote connectivity to field based automation products. Using a unique security system which avoids issues with firewalls and eliminates the need to modify VPN systems, eWON helps OEMs, machine builders, and systems integrators to remotely access programmable controllers, drives, motion systems and HMIs without the normal hassles. “The eWON solution is very successful because customers enjoy the easy configuration as well as the secure VPN Talk2M Free service” says Dominique Blanc, General Manager eWON North America. For more information about eWON, please go to www.ewon.biz

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NEXT-GENERATION CAPPING HEADS THE NEW ROBA® –CAPPING HEAD FOR FILLING PLANTS – ALMOST WEAR AND MAINTENANCE-FREE

The new, extremely wear-resistant ROBA®-capping head with plastic/stainless steel linear guide reduces service and maintenance costs to the absolute minimum.

The rustproof ROBA®-capping head with their continuous, impact-free torque, apply screw caps made of plastic with a maximum of precision and repetitive accuracy.

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ayr® power transmission has now developed a new, extremely wear-resistant and almost maintenancefree generation of capping heads – for minimum downtimes and maximum plant availability. We all know this problem – stubborn screw caps on plastic bottles are sometimes very hard to open or cannot be opened at all without using tools. To prevent this, the capping heads which apply these caps in the filling plants and which screw them shut to a defined torque must work precisely and with high repetitive accuracy. The rustproof ROBA®-capping head (hysteresis capping head) has long proven its worth in the beverages industry, as well as in the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries.

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mayr® power transmission has now developed a new generation of these products, and perfected the already maintenance-friendly design of the capping heads. The new, extremely wear-resistant plastic/stainless steel linear guide, which is lubricated for the entire lifetime of the product, reduces necessary servicing and maintenance costs to an absolute minimum. A simple visual inspection once a year is sufficient. 06 | Industry USA | April 2015

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And even better: No manufacturer service personnel are required for the inspection, in contrast to other commercially available capping heads. On-site employees can carry out the inspection themselves, and the top part of the capping head can be easily and quickly dismantled without requiring tools. This ensures substantially reduced standstill times and therefore high plant availability and productivity. Contactless hysteresis technology With the ROBA®-capping head, the hysteresis technology not only provides contactless and therefore wear-free torque transmissions: It is also impact-free and low-vibration, and thus guarantees a longer plant lifetime. The capping heads also feature a high torque repetitive accuracy of +/- 2%. With their continuous and impact-free closing torque, they are therefore the optimum choice for the application of plastic screw caps with preformed threads. They are better suited for the task than permanent magnet couplings with intermittent torque in slip operation, which in part “hammer down” the screw caps and make them hard to open. With the ROBA®-capping head, the limit torque can


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ROBA速-capping head in a filling plant for drinking yoghurts. Due to the continuous, impact-free slip torque, these capping heads are more suitable for plastic bottles than the permanent magnet capping heads.

be easily and continuously adjusted, and can be read off directly via a scale. The enclosed construction also makes the capping heads resistant to dirt and aggressive media. It is possible to adapt the head pressure easily according to the customer requirements. www.mayr.com

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