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BAUMER SETS NEW BENCHMARKS IN TEMPERATURE SENSING

6 HMS INDUSTRIAL NETWORKS PRESENTS NEW SOLUTIONS FOR THE INDUSTRIAL INTERNET OF THINGS

12 KEYENCE CV-X200 : stabilité, NEW FULL-SPECTRUM SENSOR, précision vitesse DETECT ANY et CHANGE IN APPEARANCE ! uniques

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DE DIETRICH EXPANDS ITS ENAMELLED PIPING RANGE!

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NEW CLEVERLEVEL SERIES: LEVEL SWITCH WITH FREQUENCY SWEEP TECHNOLOGY IN MINIATURIZED DESIGN FOR EXTRA FLEXIBILITY AT HIGH TEMPERATURES

CleverLevel with its new product properties further extends its leading edge towards vibrating fork technology.

The popular CleverLevel series by Baumer now includes another five LBFS product variants. The world’s most compact level switch based on frequency sweep technology now includes a cooling neck for high temperature applications, a long version for improved level detection in bulk media and with a process connection compliant to US and Far East standards.

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he new LBFS product variants offer outstanding convenience in the application, are maintenance-free and ensure particularly solid performance in level detection. They now endure long-term temperatures up to 200°C (variant-specific) which provides additional benefits in demanding hygiene applications as in food and beverage as well as in the pharmaceutical and chemical industry. Thanks to their high-temperature capabilities, the CleverLevel LBFS sensors improve process safety with maximum service life even under extreme conditions.

Both 82 mm and 250 mm designs not only excel in high temperature applications but also in tanks with thick layers of insulation as well as in cone-bottom kettles. They can be vertically installed at the inside tank edge for fill level monitoring. When it comes to highly viscous or bulk media, the product variant with adjustable process connection can be optimally placed in the process to prevent faulty switching operations and unwanted downtime for enhanced equipment productivity.

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The LBFS level switch with new ½“ NPT connection now also brings ease of use to customers in the USA and Far East. The CleverLevel series ensures reliable process control and is easy to install. A wide choice of adaptors simplifies equipment design and makes retrofitting a child’s play with virtually any common process connection. Learn more at: www.baumer.com/CleverLevel

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BAUMER SETS NEW BENCHMARKS IN TEMPERATURE SENSING

TER8 temperature sensor is available in three variants: for front flush installation and with 20 mm or 50 mm immersion sleeve. The hygienic design ensures food safety and quality.

With TER8 temperature sensors, Baumer adds yet another high-end product to their portfolio. The compact sensor based on RTD technology is especially designed for applications with demanding requirements on measuring accuracy and stringent hygienic standards. It is available both for front flush installation and in two variants with an immersion sleeve. With all wetted parts fully made of PEEK, TER8 stands out from products currently available on the market.

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ased on the TE2 series, TER8 adopts the proven mechanical and electromechanical properties of this product family. The compact TER8 sensor housing fits even into tight spots difficult to access. The sophisticated installation concept forgoing any elastomers but yet 3A and EHED compliant ensures optimum hygienic capabilities free from maintenance while also cutting down on maintenance and downtime.

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The sensor in its front flush variant allows for direct process integration, regardless of agitators or any other inside tank assemblies. This mounting versatility allows for reliable temperature detection even from previously infeasible mounting positions. It will speed up the process, enhance process control and save manufacturing resources while improving product quality.

The front flush variant also plays to its strengths when installed in pipelines. Very low-impact in media flow, it permits the use of pigs. Contrary to similar sensors with metal sensor inserts, there are no sealing points in the process. Hermetical sealing towards the process in particular prevents the ingress of steam. This ensures absolute reliability and long-life capabilities, especially in SIP processes. The specialized insulation between sensing element and housing isolates the media temperature to be measured from ambient impacts and ensures reliable measured results. First customer testimonials have confirmed that the innovative TER8 design has closed another gap in process control. www.baumer.com/electronic-temperature

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NEW FULL-SPECTRUM SENSOR, DETECT ANY CHANGE IN APPEARANCE!

KEYENCE Corp. of America has just released one of its most impressive sensors to date. The LR-W series is a full-spectrum sensor designed to detect any change in appearance.

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etection Capabilities: The LR-W is capable of analyzing the full visible light spectrum. This technology allows you to handle countless applications with ease. Solve everything from simple presence/absence applications to complex applications that require you to detect the slightest differences in a shade of color.

Flexible Mounting: Featuring a 500mm range, the LR-W can be mounted wherever needed. To ensure stable detection, the sensor features an adjustable beam spot. This allows the LR-W to achieve a focused beam spot, even at long distances. Additionally, an IP65/67 enclosure rating minimizes the need for maintenance and guarantees longevity in demanding environments.

Easy Calibration: The LR-W can be calibrated quickly with its simple one touch teach function. KEYENCE constantly strives to innovate while maintaining ease of use, and the LR-W is no exception. Its detailed digital display and highly visible indicator light were designed with the user in mind.

New Standard: Given the extent of what the LR-W can do, photoeye standardization throughout a facility is now possible. General ease of use and long life allow for increased efficiency and decreased costs. The LR-W Series is yet another innovative product from KEYENCE that is not only cutting-edge, but versatile enough to integrate on a large scale. MORE INFORMATION

See more on the LR-W Series now: www.Keyence.com/LRWPR

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CERTIFIED EPLAN INTERFACE IN SAP

The integration of the SAP Engineering Control Center Interface to Eplan has been available since September. Eplan is therefore the first and so far only CAE system listed on the SAP price list with certified direct integration.

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AP Engineering Control Center: EPLAN projects can now be conveniently managed in SAP via the integration of the SAP Engineering Control Center Interface to Eplan.

eight interfaces to date with the corresponding authoring systems, SAP now also supports electrical engineering as a further discipline within the product life cycle.�

The new SAP Engineering Control Center Interface to Eplan enables the secure storage of projects in the SAP system through to the parts list exchange. Additional advantages for companies lie within the provision of project data across departmental boundaries, user access control over the SAP authorization system, backing up older versions of projects, status and clearance management and the provision of PDFs and other neutral formats for all SAP users. Special practical advantage: It is not necessary to integrate an additional PDM system. Maximilian Brandl, President of Eplan and Cideon, explains: “We are extremely happy that the interface has been listed as a standard product in SAP. This is a huge step towards mechatronics, as alongside mechanics and its

Mechatronics Is within Reach The interface uses SAP's new standard integration technology, Engineering Control Center. On this basis, all CAD integrations, for example Autodesk Inventor and others, are added into SAP. The advantage: If the customer works in a multi-CAD environment, all of the interfaces in SAP function in the same way and have the same look and feel. In addition to this, the Eplan integration supports a complete life cycle across disciplines.

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Deep Integration into SAP It's exciting to think about a deep integration into the entire SAP: Connecting to customer orders and SAP project structures within maintenance and other SAP objects is easy to do with a drag and drop feature in the interface. It doesn't just connect the Eplan project to the SAP succession processes, but also makes it easier for the design engineer to find the relevant SAP objects inside the desired Eplan project.


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With integration into the SAP update service, historical states can be managed on the Eplan Platform according to date and serial number validity. The consistency of the data and access permission can also be controlled via SAP mechanisms. SAP Workflow supports the controlled flow of the Eplan data throughout the entire company. At the same time, SAP's Access Control Management determines specific group authorizations and access permissions in order to protect project data against unauthorized access. As part of the ordering process, Eplan also makes SAP integration functions available for the transmission of parts lists. This isn't just intended for project completion, but also works for partial parts lists which are automatically entered into SAP beforehand. At the push of a button, these are entered in the background without the user having to do it themselves.

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Combined Know-How The integration between the Eplan Platform, SAP Product Lifecycle Management and SAP ERP was realized in close cooperation with Cideon Software, a subsidiary of the Friedhelm Loh Group business network. The integrated workflow between the leading systems supports controlled flow from the first steps in design through production to distribution and maintenance.

CIDEON Cideon provides advice and support to businesses on implementing innovation and optimizing engineering processes to raise performance, customer benefits and business value. They focus on the various sections within design as well as the administration and maintenance of product data through to the integration in inventory control systems. Cideon is one of two Autodesk Platinum Partners in the German speaking region and a development partner to SAP SE. Cideon has also been involved in rail vehicle technology since1992 and has meanwhile established itself as one of the leading providers of engineering services. It employs around 450 personnel at 18 locations. Cideon is part of the Friedhelm Loh Group, and with the claim “Cideon - efficient engineering�, provides expertise in mechanics and mechatronics as well as in ERP/PLM integration and engineering.

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BONFIGLIOLI AND CARRARO ENTER JOINT VENTURE AGREEMENT REGARDING O&K ANTIEBSTECHNIK

O&K Antriebstechnik, specialized in the design and manufacture of gearboxes for high power machines and crawler cranes, passes under the control of Bonfiglioli. The Carraro Group maintains a 45% share assuming a strategic role within the partnership. Bonfiglioli extends its range with products for higher power applications, whereas Carraro further focuses on transmission systems for agricultural and construction equipment.

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n important agreement aimed at developing the German company O&K Antriebstechnik owned by Carraro Group, specialized in the design and manufacture of components (planetary gears) for track machines and cranes, mining machines and marine applications, was presented today in Milan by Sonia Bonfiglioli, Bonfiglioli Riduttori SpA Chairman, and by Enrico Carraro, Carraro SpA Chairman.

According to this agreement, which sees two of the most historic Italian industrial families in the mechanical sector join forces, Bonfiglioli acquires 55% of O&K Antriebstechnik GmbH for the amount of 25.7 million Euros. Carraro remains in the company with 45% maintaining a strategic role as a key partner in the delivery of specific components. From the industrial standpoint, Bonfiglioli extends its range with products for higher power applications that can be exploited by its extensive sales network, whereas thanks to this operation, the Carraro Group will be able to further concentrate on developing innovative products – especially transmissions – specifically designed for agricultural and construction equipment. “The agreement with Bonfiglioli is a great industrial story, which sees two Italian companies join forces in a real partnership approach with a view to mutual development. – said Enrico Carraro, Carraro SpA Chairman – This is a key

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step in the fulfillment of a strategic programme initiated in recent months. A few weeks ago the holding company Finaid announced its availability for a capital increase in support of the new three-year plan and to strengthen the business; today we are confirming our desire to further focus on the core business of transmission systems, while forging a strategic alliance that will bring us benefits in the medium term”.

The transaction is subject to, among other things, obtaining the antitrust authorizations and the payment of the fee is established in cash at closing, expected by 30 December 2015. Carraro will be reserved to the usual rights of governance to protect the minority, including the appointment of an administrator provided with some veto rights. As part of the transaction, the signing of several commercial and service agreements between O&K Antriebstechnik GmbH and both Carraro Group and Bonfiglioli Group companies is expected. www.bonfiglioli.com

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“For us this is the second very important agreement signed between our Group and a major Italian company in just one year. In 2014, in fact, we announced the acquisition from a leading Italian company of the product lines dedicated to electromobility currently integrated at the plant in Forlì – concludes Sonia Bonfiglioli, Bonfiglioli Riduttori SpA Chairman – Today, thanks to the partnership put in place with Carraro, we acquire the majority of O&K Antriebstechnik GmbH, one of the most respected companies in the world in the field of heavy duty gearboxes. This latter operation is targeted at completing our product range with applications on high power machines such as earth moving, construction and mining machines, as well as machines for the marine, port and airport sectors, thus extending the area of global leadership of Bonfiglioli in the transmission and power control field”.

remaining 45% stake is exercisable by 30 September 2020 following fixed price setting mechanisms.

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HMS INDUSTRIAL NETWORKS PRESENTS NEW SOLUTIONS FOR THE INDUSTRIAL INTERNET OF THINGS

HMS Industrial Networks presents a number of new industrial communication innovations for the Industrial Internet of Things. The new solutions and prototypes enable communication between operational technology (OT) on the factory floor and Information Technology (IT) resulting in unprecedented efficiency gains.

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The benefits of Industrial IoT Building on 25 years of experience in industrial communication, HMS’s Industrial IoT solutions are a gamechanger for many machine builders and plant owners. For example, they allow machines to communicate their operation status to IT systems enabling predictive maintenance. They also allow machine builders to become service providers and sell maintenance as a service. IT systems can analyze information from real-time industrial systems and present KPIs and statistics from previously unattainable OT systems.

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IT/OT Bridging solutions New “edge connectivity gateways” enable access to OT information from the IT-level giving business intelligence systems unprecedented access to live information from production facilities. Among other things, HMS presents new gateways for connecting PROFINET and PROFIBUS to .NET on the IT level. Another piece of news is an “embedded IIoT” solution where integrated Anybus chips, bricks and modules open a direct channel to the IT level making the host machine “IIoT-ready.” Cloud solutions HMS’s proven and trusted Netbiter solution already connects thousands of drives, generators, UPSs and other OT-machines to the cloud where they can be monitored and controlled remotely. HMS now presents new solutions for connectivity to 3rd party clouds such as Thingworks, Oracle and SAP. Connection to these clouds can be made using HMS’s new IT/OT bridging solutions.


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PROFIBUS/PROFINET to .NET gateways and solutions for embedded IIoT.

Industrial Networking HMS’s current product portfolio for industrial networking is already connecting more than 3 million automation devices around the world. Many of these devices get connected to some kind of controlling system – a basic form of IIoT. At the SPS/IPC/Drives fair, HMS also presents a new OPC UA solution for the German “Industrie 4.0” initiative meaning that an OPC UA server is offered inside the Anybus communication solutions providing data from the factory floor.

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“For us at HMS Industrial Networks, the Industrial Internet of Things is nothing new,” says Jörgen Palmhager, COO, at HMS Industrial Networks. “We have been ‘Connecting Devices’ for more than 20 years and enabled millions of machines to communicate with controlling networks. Through our HMS Labs initiative, we have been working with Industrial IoT for several years and while other companies are still discussing IIoT roadmaps, we are presenting actual prototypes, products and solutions – innovations which will provide substantial value as users can do predictive maintenance, KPI-follow-up, machine analytics, data mining, big data processing, production statistics and much more. Industrial IoT will be a game-changer for many automation companies and HMS is technologically very well positioned to help customers realize the promises of IIoT. ” www.hms-networks.com

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AUTOCAM ELIMINATES HARD GAUGING DAMAGE WITH NON-CONTACT MEASUREMENT

Autocam, a manufacturer of precision machine components for the auto industry, specializes in components for emerging fuel system technologies. Because of the critical role that these parts play in transportation safety, inspection and measurement systems are used throughout the production floor, performing inprocess quality inspection.

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utocam’s Precision Components Group, based in Marshall, Michigan (US), is using the Image Dimension Measuring System from Keyence for its quality control measurements. To make measurements requires placing a target on the state and pressing the measurement start button. This operation enables hundreds of features to be measured in seconds, and Autocam has found a significant reduction in the time required for dimension measurement.

The system uses a specially designed lens to provide a wide field of view. Coupled with an auto-focus capability, the IM Series ensures that part is always in focus regardless of height differences. A telecentric lens maintains a constant image size regardless of height differences of a target, allowing for accurate measurement of targets with uneven surfaces. The system will automatically adjust the lighting, focus, and repositions the program to match each part on the stage. It recognizes the profile and reflective images of each part, compares it to pre-programmed tolerances, produces a pass or fail for each dimension, and saves the data locally or to a network. With one button press, it prints out a full inspection report; all of which may be accomplished in 3 seconds. Using proven technologies in new ways The Instant Measurement system was designed on the concept of doing away with archaic measurement practices such as optical comparators that were limited by the technology of their time. At Autocam they were using 5 different mechanical hard gauges with 5 different inspectors, prior to getting the Keyence IM unit. According to Spencer

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DePew, Quality/Gage Technician at Autocam’s Precision Components Group, “With the Keyence IM we can perform the checks of all 5 gauges with 1 inspector at more than twice the speed.” By using proven technologies in new ways, the Instant measurement system provides customers with added value from standardizing difficult measurements to streamlining entire inspection processes.

Ease of use One of the hallmarks of the IM system is its ease of use. Similar systems often require a dedicated programmer with CMM or OCMM experience. DePew pointed out that the user interface is very easy to understand and use. Once the program is created, operators just have to load the part

The few challenges in using the IM system, according to DePew were false positives due to an imperfect wash process. “We had issues with false rejects due to Rust preventative build up from our wash process. We had to alter our process to accommodate.” He said that they also noted that correlation between mechanical hard gauging can sometimes be tricky. “The IM has more flexibility in how you can measure a part feature and so to correlate you have to try and mimic how and where the mechanical hard gauges measure.” The bottom line in what the IM system has done for Autocam’s quality control measurements is that they have improved quality by reducing damage from hard gauging. DePew concluded that “Operators can get quick feedback on their quality checks, which prevents unnecessary scrap due to waiting on a slower measurement system. The IM has given Autocam the ability to add additional quality checks as needed it a short amount of time without adding additional gauging or cost.”

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The system uses 24 internal lenses, four of which are large four inch telecentric lenses that provide the system with a four inch field of view. Telecentricity is desirable for inspection systems, as it provides constant magnification (object size does not change) over a range of working distances, virtually eliminating perspective angle error. This means that object movement does not affect image magnification, allowing for highly accurate measurements in gauging applications. This level of accuracy and repeatability cannot be obtained with standard lenses. The system is portable, due to its specially designed lens housing, allowing for transport from location to location, all without the need for recalibration or the use of a granite slab making this a machine that can be used in a quality lab or in a shop floor environment.

and press the button, he said, adding that the programming does require some training from Keyence, but he noted that it’s not too difficult, “especially for those with a metrology background.”

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BONFIGLIOLI NEW TQF PRECISION PLANETARY FLANGED GEARBOXES SERIES & TQF - BMD COMPACT SOLUTION

Bonfiglioli TQF Series

Bonfiglioli Riduttori S.p.A., a global designer and manufacturer of precision planetary gearboxes, announces the release of the TQF series of precision planetary flanged gearboxes.

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ighest torsional stiffness, tilting moment and compactness are the main characteristics of the TQF series. The compact servo solution TQF + BMD is a remarkably compact solution in which the overall length dimensions offer revolutionary, space-saving machine designs.

The TQF precision planetary flanged gearbox is designed in five sizes (060, 070, 090, 130 & 160) and covers a wide spectrum of ratios with a torque range up to 800 Nm. Typical applications for TQF reducers include: precision rotary axis drives, traveling gantries & columns and material handling axis drives.

Using an integrated solution, rather than a traditional gearhead / motor combination, the TQF+BMD series saves valuable space and gives machine designers a wider range of options and a higher performance due to the synergies between permanent magnets synchronous motor and precision planetary gearboxes technologies. Even more flexibility is available for the TQF + BMD series including: many feedback device options, different windings and optional brake and flywheel option to fit unique applications. Different levels of customization are available on request.

The main industries served include industrial automation systems, robotics, machine tools, packaging machines, and a host of other applications requiring high performance servo drive systems. Equipped with high capacity output shaft bearings, the TQF is designed to satisfy requirements for the highest radial and axial force applications, ensuring a long lifetime and reliability. With the highest input speed on the market today, the TQF is the best choice when using the latest highest speed servo motors. While the total elimination of backlash is practically impossible in toothed gear transmissions, due to its design and innovative manufacturing process, it is possible to get the TQF series with a backlash lower than 3 arcmin. Two backlash classes are available for even more flexibility.

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Bonfiglioli TQF+BMD Series

With its unique housing design and optimized monoblock planetary carrier, the TQF series allows a markedly higher torsional stiffness – ideal for applications demanding high dynamics, and a high number of start-stops & reversals. Optimized full complement needle roller bearings allow for higher output torque, increased stiffness, reduced wear & backlash. The TQF series is designed for continuous duty and cyclic operation. Universal Mounting Position and IP65 protection comply with high demanding environments and provide even more flexibility and benefit for specific applications. Smooth running, and low vibration of the TQF gearbox is confirmation of the successful application into advanced manufacturing processes.

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Reliable, accurate and clearly defined catalogue ratings, together with optimization with your application using our servo-sizing tool avoids over sizing, thus minimizing the initial system cost as well as optimizing the ongoing operating cost of the servo system. www.bonfiglioli.com

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DE DIETRICH EXPANDS ITS ENAMELLED PIPING RANGE!

By reorganizing its product range, De Dietrich aims to become a major player on the piping market for the chemical and pharmaceutical industry.

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s a key leader in the enamelled equipment sector, particularly in reactors, De Dietrich relies on its technical expertise to propose a standard range of enamelled piping, which is both attractive and available at short notice. In order to meet the market's objectives, the company has made a stock of over 12,000 items available, covering the whole range of the sector's standard needs. The process peripherals (piping, pumps, valves, columns, gaskets, etc.) are components that are as important as the “heart” of the system. The De Dietrich glass-lined piping range thus benefits from the same quality of enamel as used for the reactors. A distinctive feature of De Dietrich's enamel is that it is manufactured on-site, in France, allowing control over the quality of the Group’s whole range of equipment.

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The current piping range is particularly suitable for transporting acid and alkaline fluids, abrasive solutions and high-temperature fluids in atmospheric or pressure conditions and in vacuum-high vacuum application in combination with temperature. In that last case the plastic lining have problems with accidental collapse.

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Our range is designed for projects of all sizes and types: new installations or maintenance, always respecting the requirements of the most demanding markets. Corrosion-resistant, non-adhesive, pure, easy to clean and without catalytic effect, the components of De Dietrich piping are used by over 200 clients worldwide, in a quality that has made the company's success. Another distinctive feature is the company's engineering and consultancy skills, allowing it to take part in large-scale projects. Worldwide, clients can rely on the group's expertise in selecting the standard product best suited to their needs in order to optimize the operating life and the dimensioning of the equipment. De Dietrich can additionally provide tailor-made solutions when required. Finally, the glass-lined piping range is offered at highly competitive prices, making it the most attractive offer in terms of cost-performance ratio. www.dedietrich.com


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UMB800

The UMB800 from Pepperl+Fuchs is the world's smallest ultrasonic sensor in solid stainless steel. It is made entirely from FDA-compliant materials. With its large detection range and highly compact design, it opens up new automation possibilities in hygienic applications.

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he new sensors in the UMB800 series feature hygienic housing that is made entirely from V4A stainless steel. The surface roughness of the housing is less than 0.8Âľm, minimizing the risk of microbial contamination. The outer skin is hermetically sealed and free from gaps. The sensor can withstand steam jet treatment and aggressive cleaning agents. It features IP68/IP69K degrees of protection and ECOLAB certification. No cleaning processes need to be changed when the sensor is installed in existing systems. At 18mm in diameter and 55mm in length, the UMB800 is the world's smallest ultrasonic sensor in solid stainless steel. The compact design does not reduce its performance: It provides an exceptionally wide measuring range from a dead band of only 70mm and a detection range of 800mm.

The UMB800 series is primarily designed for use in hygiene applications (food and pharmaceuticals). It demonstrates its strengths when used in applications in aggressive environments, such as in the chemical or vulcanization industry. The same is true for systems in which robust cleaning methods are used. Typical applications include packaging food in thermoformed trays and measuring the fill level in receiving tanks, as well as applications in car tyre production or processes in electroplating and painting systems, e.g., to detect parts moving into and out of an acid bath. www.pepperl-fuchs.us

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The sensor complies with the guidelines of the European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group (EHEDG). All materials are FDA-compliant. The certification covers its specially developed hygienic mounting bracket. No tools are

required for assembly. The sensor is resistant to significant temperature fluctuations and remains functional at a continuous operating temperature of up to 85°C.

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POWERDRIVE FROM EMERSON HELPS WIDER YACHTS ACHIEVE 20% FUEL SAVINGS

A luxury yacht manufacturer is using Powerdrive MD2 modular drives from Emerson as part of a unique power management system.

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he application forms part of a bespoke system which delivers a 20% reduction in fuel consumption and allows the yacht to travel further between refuelling.

WIDER Srl, based in Castelvecchio di Monte Porzio, Italy, specialises in the design and construction of composite and aluminum pleasure craft with a strong focus on outstanding performance combined with low fuel consumption. The company’s Superyacht Division, where yachts up to 165ft are manufactured in aluminium, is located at the company’s satellite facility in nearby Ancona, which offers direct access to the sea.

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The vessel, which features diesel-electric propulsion, is equipped with four MAN engines. Each engine is connected to an alternator to produce 350 kW of power that drives azimuthal pods. “The power generated can be stored in lithium polymer battery banks, allowing the yacht to cruise completely

under electric power and in total silence,” said Tilli Antonelli, founder and CEO of WIDER Srl. “Importantly, the propulsion system is managed by the proprietary Wider Management System (WMS), which was developed conjointly by WIDER’s engineering team and Emerson.” Four variable speed generators deliver electrical power to the super yacht, with diesel engine speed controlled by the WMS featuring Powerdrive MD2 modular drives. This ensures the engines run at best efficiency in any cruising conditions to optimise overall consumption and maximise comfort for those sailing on the vessel. A DC variable voltage switchboard with a working range of 500-750V distributes the generated electrical power. Here, power levels are adapted instantly to the requirements of the system with the support of a battery pack. Of significant note is the fact that the super yacht can spend an entire night at anchor without ever having to start a generator as the entire hotel load can be run from the batteries, offering clear benefits in terms of fuel savings and comfort on board. “Traditional yachts run the generators at a constant speed and produce a fixed output,” explained Mr Antonelli. “This is often too much or too little for the yacht’s needs, and as

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a result they are in frequent need of services and overhauls. The same is true of a yacht’s engines – these run at varying speeds according to requirements, consuming vast amounts of fuel and demanding regular attention and service.” The diesel electric system on board the WIDER 150ft super yacht is different. By connecting MAN engines to alternators they can be employed as variable speed generators, producing only as much power as necessary at any given time. This results in greater efficiency from the engines – the engineering team at WIDER estimates fuel savings of up to 20% are achievable (depending on usage) compared with the same boat using traditional twin screw propulsion. At 11 knots it gives the super yacht a range of 4,200 nautical miles between refuels, a substantial distance for a vessel with a fuel capacity of 45,000 litres.

voltage stabiliser, thus eliminating voltage spikes that can be harmful to appliances. The battery banks are connected to a DC distribution bus that works at a nominal 675V DC, guaranteeing considerable power to the vessel but also allowing enormous flexibility in the way that the power is managed. Everything is controlled by the power management system, which governs power generation, flow and storage. The number of generators that are running and their speed is checked constantly against the vessel’s requirements for safety, the demand for power and the state of the battery banks. A power management strategy can even be adopted to cater for specific requests from the yacht owner, such as noise reduction, high performance, zero emissions or night mode. Each profile can be selected manually.

“The Powerdrive MD2 drives help make this possible, with power from the generators or the battery banks converted into what is needed at the time,” said Mr Antonelli. “This always assures the best performance in terms of consumption and efficiency – taking into account the overall demand for power on board.”

“We are the first yacht builder in the world to offer luxury yachts in this size range with diesel-electric propulsion combined with azimuthal pods,” said Mr Antonelli. “In fact, the 150ft model is the first super yacht produced by WIDER and the entire range (including 125ft and 165ft models) will be powered by Emerson solutions.”

Powerdrive MD2 is a range of high power, compact and userfriendly modular drives. The combination of power modules and choice of cooling methods make it possible to achieve multiple optimised configurations: six-pulse, low frequency harmonics, regenerative or DC bus solution. Powerdrive MD2 provides high performance motor control, making it the ideal choice for any industrial or commercial variable speed application up to 2,800 kW.

“Emerson is now a dedicated and trusted partner of WIDER and was instrumental in the development of the power management system,” added Mr Antonelli. “They recognised our needs and developed an innovative solution that provides us with a distinct competitive advantage.” www.emerson.com

A further benefit of the greater efficiency achieved on the WIDER super yacht through the use of variable speed generators and the power management system, is that it produces less noise and vibration. This results in greater enjoyment on board, which is the basis of WIDER’s philosophy to yachting, as well as longer intervals between maintenance.

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“As a result of running efficiently, maintenance such as checking for exhaust build and dirt/grime on the generator valves is reduced,” said Mr Antonelli. “Additionally, although we have four generators, it is likely that most of the time only one or two will be used, together with the batteries, which means less hours/miles on the clock and less maintenance. It should even be possible to extend intervals between standard maintenance tasks such as oil and filter changes as the engine hours are managed more efficiently than on a standard yacht.” Another important and beneficial feature of the design is that the Powerdrive MD2 drives convert the power from AC at the generators, to DC at the battery banks, and back to AC again when it powers the azimuthal pods or the appliances on board. This guarantees the greatest possible efficiency for the propulsion system, but also acts as a 09 | Industry USA | January 2016

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DE DIETRICH® EMBRACES GREEN CHEMISTRY AND ESTABLISHES A PARTNERSHIP WITH SAS PIVERT Designing sustainable and competitive chemical processes.

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n April 2015, De Dietrich® and SAS PIVERT signed a partnership agreement to equip the BIOGIS Center and to combine the resources of both companies to develop innovative plant-based chemistry solutions. This partnership allows both companies to share their expertise and industrialize new processes using bio-based raw materials, particularly oilseed biomass. “Sustainable development is a value shared by both of our companies. We are very pleased to initiate this partnership.” declared De Dietrich® President and CEO Daniel Steck at the time. “Research advances in catalytic chemistry require adaptable equipment capable of working in diverse conditions in order to develop sustainable and competitive solutions. We work towards this goal with De Dietrich, to develop innovative plant-based chemistry solutions.” declared SAS PIVERT CEO Gilles Ravot.

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The BIOGIS Center is equipped with a complete and innovative reaction and distillation system which is entirely remote controlled (utilities and automation), allowing distillations and reaction mixtures (homogenization, suspension, dispersion, crystallization...) to be performed on a variety of oilseed biomasses.

Within this partnership, De Dietrich® contributes its particular expertise in managing projects and studies up to their market release, as well as carrying out user training. The new processes designed within the BIOGIS Center will allow SAS PIVERT's industrial partners to be at the cutting edge of innovation in plant-based chemistry. Thanks to this partnership, new molecules and new processes stemming from research will be available for industrial use. Opening up innovation, from plants to chemistry BIOGIS Center is a unique technological platform dedicated to the development of plant chemistry products and processes designed to valorise the entire plant. Operational since autumn 2015, it includes several thematic labs including a catalytic chemistry lab operated under the aegis of the partnership. The processes developed are guided by the principle of sustainable development, using a renewable raw material that is both promising and competitive: oilseed biomass. Drawing on its expertise and experience, De Dietrich® has developed solutions and equipment aiming on the one hand to transform plant-based material and on the other hand to optimize the energy consumption of this type of material. www.dedietrich.com

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

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

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

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

Tooling recommendations can be further optimized for a customer’s specific machines and conditions. “NOVO is creating new work habits that will result in new expectations for how products are created,” Richardson says. “Open platforms such as NOVO keep winning in the marketplace because they make it easy for companies to do exactly that – rethink how work gets done and then go out and do it. This is real excitement for a new generation of makers.” For more information, visit www.widia.com/novo MORE INFORMATION

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

presetters, and a growing number of technology providers. Responding to user questions, NOVO defines machining sequences, selects and ranks the best tools, builds assemblies, downloads CAD graphic models for simulations and process planning, and obtains application parameters including speed and feed recommendations and inventory availability, all in minutes.

NOVO combines tens of thousands of tools with 90 years of process knowledge in a powerful, cloud-enabled digital knowledge stream that interfaces with CAM packages,

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KNOWLEDGE IS THE KEY TO SOLUTION THE NEW KOLLMORGEN CATALOG OFFERS HUGE FLEXIBILITY

Integrated solutions are now the benchmark for drive and control technology in machine and plant engineering. As a result, product documentation and sales literature are increasingly focused on solution packages.

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he latest catalog goes far beyond a simple guide for selecting individual products. The latest edition “KOLLMORGEN - Motion Control and Drive Solutions� complete catalog, covering over 100 product and solution ideas, is available to download from the website. Machine automations only deliver their full performance if control intelligence and drives work together to deliver maximum power. If the overall context is optimized, it helps the individual motor or controller. Intertwined automation and motion control systems determine the scope of productivity and efficiency.

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The new KOLLMORGEN complete catalog is therefore far more than a portrayal of defined product worlds. Direct drives, servo motors, Safe Motion, distributed and central servo amplifiers, and the complete Kollmorgen Automation Suite: The new catalog combines key figures, selection guides, or sizes with concentrated solution ideas in order to develop the next generation of machine design today.

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UTS MPO MULTI-WAY FIBER OPTIC CONNECTOR

SOURIAU (part of Esterline Connection Technologies) introduces the new UTS MPO series, an innovative solution that accepts all MPO connectors from 12 to 48 optical fibers. Features include quick locking and secure mating, IP67/IP68 rating and an outdoor-use capability. The UTS MPO series is perfectly suited for the railway, automation, and security markets that make use of fiber optics for greater efficiency and that demand quicker data transmission at a higher rate.

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he UTS-MPO series has many notable technical components, such as an ergonomic 1/3-turn quick locking with an audible click. Through its robust thermoplastic UL94-V0 shell material, MPO protection, and high strength cable retention, the MPO Series offers unparalleled secure mating. The optical contact multisourcing design featuring MPO standard connectors from 12 to 48 optical fibers offers greater flexibility and choices for customers.

The UTS-MPO series meets all market requirements for a quick and reliable installation to provide a cutting-edge solution for a diverse field of applications. www.souriau.com

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The UTS-MPO series also withstands harsh environmental conditions, such as temperatures ranging from -40°C to +105°C and salt mist for 96 hours. Its dynamic IP67/IP68 rating makes it waterproof and able to endure underwater conditions. Furthermore, its UV resistance ensures that there is no mechanical degradation or corrosion after 5 years of exposure in natural environments. It is also RoHS compliant and conforms to China’s SJ/T1166-2006 standard.

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Industry USA is the english-language technical magazine for engineers. It presents the latest product and company news for the industrial ma...

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Industry USA is the english-language technical magazine for engineers. It presents the latest product and company news for the industrial ma...