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INDUSTRY INDUSTRIAL MARKET MAGAZINE

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LEROY-SOMER ELECTRIC POWER GENERATION ANNOUNCES NEW ALTERNATORS RANGE AND GENERATOR LEROY-SOMER TAL

4 SMALLER AND SMARTER: FISCHER CONNECTORS EXPANDS ITS ROBUST FIBEROPTIC SERIES

10 HENGSTLER REDEFINES THE CV-X200 : stabilité, DIGITAL SINGLE CABLE SOLUTION précision et vitesse FOR SERVO MOTORS uniques

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LEROY-SOMER ELECTRIC POWER GENERATION ANNOUNCES NEW ALTERNATORS RANGE AND GENERATOR LEROY-SOMER TAL

Leroy-Somer Electric Power Generation, a division of Emerson and global leading manufacturer of industrial alternators, is pleased to announce the release of Leroy-Somer TAL, a new series of products dedicated to the commercial/industrial standby market.The TAL series covers a power range from 10 to 1000 kVA / kW with 6 different products: TAL 040, TAL 042, TAL 044, TAL 046, TAL 047 and TAL 049.

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AL products benefit from the recognized engineering know-how of Leroy-Somer and provide superior reliability and lasting performances. The series also benefits from engineering efforts to offer compact design, easy installation and optimal electrical performance.

ControlReg combines full-fledged generator set controls (such as start preparation, start/stop sequences, fuel level) with typical AVR (Automatic Voltage Regulator) features: voltage adjustment, U/f function, PID setting or motor soft start.

The TAL series has been introduced at Middle East Electricity in Dubai from March 1 to March 3 (Stand S1G69).

The ControlReg package, which includes an industrial alternator, cables and the ControlReg generator set controller offers a complete solution for generator sets manufacturers to ease and speed up assembly time and configuration.

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Also on display at Middle East Electricity was ControlReg, the first integrated generator set controller and automatic voltage regulator to hit the market. This new solution is the fruit of a partnership between Leroy-Somer and DEIF, a leading generator control manufacturer (www.deif.com). ControlReg will be offered as a package with an alternator.

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For more information on ControlReg, visit the microsite: www.controlreg.com


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SIMPLY AIM, TRIGGER, DONE!

Fast, versatile barcode reader from Balluff for harsh industrial use.

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ith the new Industrial Handheld Reader BVS HS-P Balluff expands their offering of optical identification: the portable reader with intuitive operation reliably reads high-resolution barcodes as well as codes over a wide range at a read distance of up to 110 centimeters. Direct Part Marking (DPM) codes can also be read. The ruggedly constructed device offers IP 65 protection and withstands drops from up to two meters without any damage. The wireless version features Bluetooth to give the user the greatest possible freedom of movement within a range of up to 100 meters around the base station. This flexible portable reader is ideal for a variety of applications including traceability, automated replenishment and logistics.

The wireless version with its high-capacity rechargeable battery increases the flexibility and enables a variety of portable situations. The Industrial Handheld Reader BVS HS-P from Balluff is simple to integrate via USB, Bluetooth or RS 232 interface. The ergonomic design and low weight ensure comfortable and fatigue-free work. www.balluff.com

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The ergonomically designed Industrial Handheld Reader BVS HS-P from Balluff decodes all common 1D, 2D and stacked barcodes on objects moving at up to 0.8 meters per second. Even tilts of up to 40° and rotation angles of up to 180° do not affect the read reliability. The optical aiming system with a highly visible laser marking border makes handling and target acquisition simple. Acoustic and optical LED signals including a projected LED spot on the code ensure reliable read confirmation in loud or bright surroundings. 10 | Industry USA | April 2016

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HENGSTLER REDEFINES THE DIGITAL SINGLE CABLE SOLUTION FOR SERVO MOTORS

When Hengstler GmbH first introduced the Single Cable Solution at SPS IPC Drives 2015 in Nuremberg, they set new standards for efficiency, safety and performance. By offering a true Single Cable Solution with high performance, Hengstler meets the latest requirements of today’s motor feedback systems.

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n examination of what are the respective requirements of machinery manufacturers, machine users and end customers, reveals a clear trend. The focus is on maximum machine reliability, availability and also cost reduction at the same while securing investment to some degree by the use of future-oriented technologies. Machine and system manufacturers increasingly strive for cost and space reductions and implementation simplicity, with no compromises on performance. With its Single Cable Solution, Hengstler has provided a fitting response to the needs of the market.

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From the machine manufacturer's point of view, maximum machine reliability and availability is absolutely mandatory and a real competitive advantage. Safety has to be primordial when considering the aspects of man/machine interaction, but not at the price of having to stop the machine. The single cable solution with its ACURO®link interface is designed to ensure a high level of functional safety in servo motor control systems. The data protocol of the electrical interface meets the requirements of SIL3 according to IEC 61508 and Cat. 3 10 | Industry USA | April 2016

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PLe EN_IOS 13849, while the ACURO®AD37 encoder itself, and the IP core in the control, can meet all requirements from non-SIL to SIL3 depending on the application scenario. Because of the safety function that can be implemented in the drive, the machine can keep running thanks to the single cable solution, even if someone is directly in the potentially hazardous zone. A mandatory prerequisite to enable maximum machine reliability and availability. Safety however is only one part of the equation of safety, efficiency and performance. An operating temperature of up to +115°C, an operating speed of up to 12,000 rpm and a low mounting depth of 28mm make the AD37 the most compact absolute multi-turn encoder in its class. In the SIL3 configuration, the high performance encoder known as AD37E sets new standards. Its extra efficiency and performance give a decisive competitive advantage to the drive system. The AD37 series make this possible with its high accuracy and resolution. An “electronic datasheet” in the encoder stores specific encoder data, which can be read out at any time. In the encoder itself, the motor and


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drive data are stored in an internal OEM memory. This is primarily of interest for end users, but also for machine manufacturers. Using this data, solutions for preventive maintenance, minimum down-time and significantly increased productivity can be implemented. The electronic product identification provides motor characteristics, its product code and serial number which make it possible to adjust automatically to each motor’s parameters. Diagnostic and monitoring functions provide important information on the operating status of the machine. This is a significant contribution to implementing Industry 4.0 scenarios and translates into security of investment for the customers who buy the machines, because the Single Sable Solution fulfils all the requirements for supporting future technologies in the best way.

continues to be expanded now and in the future. Customers are convinced that the digital approach with a true Single Cable Solution is the right choice. The advantages in terms of investment security, cost and performance are evident. For more information visit our website at www.hengstler. com, or contact us at info@hengstler.com or by telephone at +49 (0) 7424 89201.

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Particularly in today's market, motor manufacturers are focussing on designing motors that are smaller than ever before and with higher performance. Energy, space and resource savings are given the highest priority. By enabling motor output and motor feedback signals to pass through a single cable, efficiency is significantly increased. Especially in large systems, the gain in space becomes notable and considerable weight is saved in the motors. There are other important advantages that are gained from faster installation and lower cost of material for system cabling. With the Single Cable Solution, Hengstler offers a wellbalanced overall concept and a product portfolio that 10 | Industry USA | April 2016

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NEW RANGE OF FFB “FLEXIBLE CONCEPT” BRAKE MOTORS ON THE IMFINITY® INDUCTION MOTORS PLATFORM

Many sectors, including conveying, hoisting, transfer and indexing, require safe and increasingly flexible drive solutions. The brake motor, at the heart of the system, is a key element for reliability and safety, and must meet the most demanding requirements in industry.

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merson Industrial Automation, a company well-known in the handling business, presents its new range of Leroy-Somer FFB brake motors developed around the “Flexible concept”, a high-performance design which is the product of over 50 years’ experience in industrial applications. This robust, innovative concept offers an extensive range of options associated with safety and variable speed as standard, thus making the FFB brake motor ideal for a multitude of applications.

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Reliability and robustness With the latest generation IMfinity® induction motor from Emerson, the FFB brake motor is based on a tried and tested design, ensuring it can withstand the most severe stresses encountered in handling applications. Its mechanical and electrical design is based on recognised expertise in industry, civil engineering and lifts, making it highly reliable and extremely robust.

Performance and safety Designed making full use of Emerson’s technological and industrial expertise, the FFB brake motor can be integrated in most fixed or variable speed applications quickly and easily. Its modular encoder adaptation principle makes it a versatile motor, suitable for the simplest to the most demanding variable speed applications. The total control of the noise level, for both pick-up and engagement, as well as optimum control of application and release, make the FFB brake motor one of the best of its generation. This new range, sized for dynamic braking, is based on failsafe operation. The industrial control of its performance (running-in of all the friction parts as standard) and a wide range of braking function supervision accessories (opening, closing and wear sensor, etc.), significantly increase the safety of the transmission chain. International use and energy efficiency The multi-voltage, multi-frequency construction of the FFB brake motor, covering 80% of the world’s power supplies,

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makes it ideal for use in many countries. Just one product reference is all that is needed, in place of the previous four or five. In order to achieve significant energy savings, FFB brake motors offer various different efficiency levels: non-IE, IE2 and IE3. Ideal for variable speed operation, they comply with requirements for improved energy efficiency in motorised industrial applications. Express availability The flexible architecture of the FFB brake motor, together with the organization of Emerson production and distribution facilities, make it possible to meet customers’ delivery requirements precisely.

Main technical characteristics: - 5 sizes - Frame sizes: 71 to 160 - Braking torques: 4.5 to 200 N.m. - Multi-voltage 230/380/400/415 and 460 V - Multi-frequency 50 and 60 Hz - DC brake coil: 180 V or 20 V - Power supply built into the motor or separate via rectifier supplied in the motor terminal box www.emersonindustrial.com

A wide variety of products and options, combined with a range of gearboxes and variable speed drives, are available within one, five or ten days. MORE INFORMATION

The new IMfinity® induction motors platform, the latest generation 3000 range of geared motors, the high performance levels of the Unidrive M variable speed drives and the FFB brake motor range all enhance Emerson’s ability to offer solutions that are designed to work together perfectly.

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SMALLER AND SMARTER: FISCHER CONNECTORS EXPANDS ITS ROBUST FIBEROPTIC SERIES WITH A NEW SINGLE FIBER OPTIC CONNECTIVITY SOLUTION

Fischer FiberOptic Series

Fischer Connectors, the worldwide leader in push-pull circular connectors and cable assembly solutions, today launched its new single fiber optic connector (FO1) within its Fischer FiberOptic Series. This miniature, lightweight, rugged connectivity solution is easy to use and ensures premium performance even in harsh environments.

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he FO1 connector is available either in pre-configured reels or integrated into custom assemblies for applications in instrumentation, sensing, defense and broadcasting – to name only a few of the various fields for which this new product is ideally suited. Combined miniaturization and robustness The new connector fulfills the growing market need for higher data transmission rates over long distances, while reducing space and guaranteeing performance by means of rugged miniature solutions. MORE INFORMATION

The FO1 connector integrates fully into the existing Fischer FiberOptic Series, well-known for its robust and faultless optical performances in any conditions, combined with easy use, cleaning and maintenance even in the field. UPC & APC polishing reduces insertion and return losses, making devices more secure, while IP68 sealing provides highly valuable device protection. The push-pull locking system allows quick and easy connections and disconnections, 10 | Industry USA | April 2016

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making these connectors ideally suited for outdoor environments. The removable sleeve holder (monobloc mate adapter) ensures that end faces can be cleaned easily, keeping electronics in top condition. More flexibility for more efficiency “We’ve extended our Fischer FiberOptic Series bearing our customers’ needs for flexibility and efficiency in mind”, says Christopher Martin, FiberOptic Product Manager at Fischer Connectors. “The product line’s main benefits – high optical stability in harsh environments, robustness, and ease of use, cleaning and maintenance – remain the same. But we’ve designed this smaller product to be even lighter and more flexible so that it’s easy to integrate into existing solutions, saving time and money for our customers.” As a reminder, the Fischer FiberOptic Series already includes two versions: a rugged fiber optic connector with two or four fibers, and a rugged hybrid connector with two fiber channels and two electrical contacts.


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The FO1 connector has been tested to withstand temperatures of -40 °C.

In a nutshell: main technical specifications • IP68 mated & IP67 unmated ingress protection (Norm IEC 60529) • UPC & SM APC polishing • Easy cleaning even in the field • High optical performances for high precision and data transmission rates • Harsh/extreme environment fiber optic solution (Norm IEC 61753-1 Cat. E) • Push-pull user-friendly mating plugs & receptacles • Available with gas-tight panel receptacles and with SM & MM optical fibers • Size: 13 mm

More information: • Website: www.fischerconnectors.com/single-fiber-fo1 • White paper “Fiber optic sensing”: www.fischerconnectors. com/global/en/white-paper-sensing • How to contact us: www.fischerconnectors.com/global/ en/contact-us

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Selecting fiber optic solutions made easy The FO1 connector can be pre-configured with Fischer FiberOptic Series reels of any required length, a convenient and flexible turnkey solution. To enable customers to choose the right connectivity solution for their specific needs, Fischer Connectors also provides a user-friendly request form that guarantees the mistake-proof configuration of cable assemblies.

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EPLAN PRESENTS THE NEW SMART WIRING APPLICATION SIMPLFYING CONTROL CABINET WIRING

Smart Wiring Application: The Smart Wiring Application provides step-by-step instructions for the panel shop based on engineering data.

Wiring a control cabinet requires a lot of time and expertise, however Eplan is making the process much easier: the Smart Wiring Application will be presented at the Hannover Messe. The software visualises the wiring and provides the necessary production data 100 per cent digitally. The ad-vantage: knowledge of the control technology is plugged into the system in the future. Users benefit from substantial timesavings for last-minute changes because the software also handles the often complex task of project comparison.

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mart Wiring Application: the name reveals what’s behind the new software – greatly simplifying the entire control cabinet wiring process. Eplan is presenting this new solution at the Hannover Messe. Whether it’s the source/target description, terminal point handling, cross sections, colour, wire length, end procedures or exact cable routing: the software provides a visualisation and the necessary wiring information and engineering data for mounting assembly within the control cabinet.

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The advantage: the schematic-based wiring – a timeconsuming, error-prone process requiring a great deal of know-how – is no longer required. The Smart Wiring Application’s digital representation refers to the virtual model’s 3D-layout in Eplan Pro Panel. Yet the new application can be utilised to enhance productivity even without a 3D-layout.

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As an example, Excel lists with all the required connection information can be read into the program; the 3D visualisation of the routing pathways and assembly steps cannot be provided – however, the step-by-step execution as well as the comparison of various connection lists for last-minute changes remain available. Workers have clear information at all times about how far along the wiring process is as a whole, what still remains to be wired, which potentially necessary changes they must make and how to make them. The Smart Wiring Application will be available with the release of Eplan Platform 2.6 in September 2016. System-guided application A clearly designed menu describes every single connection. This information is augmented with the equipment visualisation, including terminal points and the planned cable routing for the wires within the control cabinet. The software further provides information about the required wire diameter, the colour to be used and the defined


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Background Up to 43 per cent of the working time required to manufacture a control cabinet is consumed by the wiring (depending on its specific application). This process

Advantages of the Smart Wiring Application • Integrated workflow from customer requirements through engineering to manufacturing and testing • 100% digital data • Wiring without schematics • Perfect visualisation • Step-for-step directions for the worker • Project comparison for last-minute changes • Logging of wiring status • Better scalability of workloads

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Fast process for last-minute changes The Smart Wiring Application really demonstrates its strength with last-minute changes to the project, which are simply registered in Eplan Pro Panel and then updated. Through the Smart Wiring Application, the two project statuses are compared to one another and the software documents all the differences, saving enormous amounts of time as compared to doing this manually. The software shows all the obsolete connections, those which have already been wired but must be removed, and which additional connections are required. This means that the times when wirers had to search and think about how the changes affect the entire wiring and manufactur-ing process have come to an end.

is extremely time-consuming and requires enormous specialist knowledge. What must be connected by wire, , and how can the required wires be optimally routed? These control-technology questions usually must be answered by using the schematics, which provide the basis for the cabinet’s wiring. As a result, highly qualified specialists pore over hundred of circuit diagrams and, page for page, work through the wiring for assembly and installation, the realisation of which may not always be unambiguous in every case. The Smart Wiring Applica-tion means that the time saved can be used more productively.

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terminal point handling – crimped or ultrasonic welding, for instance. Bundle affiliation is also exactly shown, which, taken together, means that every connection as well as every working step are clearly understandable and transparent. As soon as a connection is completely wired, it’s shown in traffic-light-principle green. This is tremendously helpful if several shifts are necessary to complete the work: colleagues can start wiring exactly where their predecessors left off.

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NEW “EDGE GATEWAYS” FROM HMS ENABLE COMMUNICATION BETWEEN IT-SYSTEMS AND THE FACTORY FLOOR

HMS Industrial Networks now introduces yet another gateway family for the Industrial Internet of Things. The new Anybus .NET gateways enable real-time data from industrial machinery to be presented to .NETbased IT applications. This means that .NET programmers can get data directly from a PLC system on the other side of “the edge” to be used in applications for statistics, analysis or maintenance. The first .NET gateways are available for PROFIBUS and PROFINET.

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A quick and easy way to realize IIoT The basic prerequisite for Industrial IoT is that industrial applications are able to communicate with IT systems. However, the operational technology (OT) on the factory floor uses fieldbus and industrial Ethernet networks, which are designed for real-time communication – by default separated from the IT-infrastructure. The Anybus .NET gateways address this situation by acting as translators which send and receive data between PROFIBUS- or PROFINETnetworks and IT platforms using .NET as a framework. The communication is set up in a couple of minutes and the .NET gateways are therefore a very fast way to realize IIoT.

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The result is that IT systems get unprecedented access to realtime data from the factory floor which enables predictive maintenance, KPI-follow-up, machine analytics, data mining, big data processing, production statistics and much more – without interfering with the industrial processes. The solution can be used for a wide range of use cases, from simple transfer of KPI values, advanced messages with structured data types, or ultra-fast transfer of I/O data for “big data.” How it works In addition to connecting the data from the industrial processes to the IT-systems, the .NET gateways make the data understandable on the IT-side. The information exchange between the Operational Technology (OT) side and the Information Technology (IT) side is defined in a spreadsheet template which defines how the data is mapped, tagged and presented to IT-applications. The


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spreadsheet is uploaded to the HMS code generator which automatically creates a customized high level C# API (events and Post methods) that is easy to integrate directly into a .NET application. It also generates a customized GSDML file for the PLC. Easy for both .NET and PLC programmers “The Anybus .NET gateways represent a very fast and easy way to realize the Industrial Internet of Things,” says Markus Bladh, Product Manager at HMS Industrial Networks. “For more than 20 years, HMS has been offering industrial communication solutions between different standards on the factory floor, and we now use this experience to offer a gateway to .NET. This is truly an ‘edge gateway’ in the sense that it creates a bridge between the IT and OT side – .NET programmers get access to data from industrial machinery, while PLC programmers can rest assured that the data access does not interfere with their critical systems.” www.tekinfo.link/r7d5a831135 MORE INFORMATION 10 | Industry USA | April 2016

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HENGSTLER SPC COUNTER IS SELF-POWERED AND FRAUD-PROOF

The new SPC fluid meter counter from Hengstler is not only self-powered, but is resistant to fraudulent tampering.

When Hengstler set about developing a new counter for commercial gas and water metering applications, the company had two main objectives: to make it self-powered to overcome the limitations of both power supply availability and battery-operated devices; and to make it resistant to tampering using magnets that interfere with the mechanical meter register found in conventional counters.

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he fruit of Hengstler’s research has seen the company introduce its SPC (Self-Powered Counter) to the global market. Simple, innovative and cost effective, SPC comes with ATEX certification and offers class-leading shock and vibration resistance. Measuring the rate or volume of gas/fluid flow is obviously essential for utility companies to determine how much gas or water has been consumed by commercial customers and thus determine billing information. Here, utilities turn to the expertise of flow meter suppliers, which in turn rely on accurate providers of counter technologies. MORE INFORMATION

However, where conventional electronics or other circuitry is provided for performing various functions related to gas/ fluid measurement, a power supply is required. In some applications, an independent power source may be readily available, but this isn’t always the case, particularly in areas where gas pipelines cross huge expanses of remote terrain, for example. In such locations, a power supply is often impractical or too costly to install. Mains-powered devices 10 | Industry USA | April 2016

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also struggle in locations subject to frequent power cuts, or unregulated voltage. The alternative, battery-operated devices, only offer a limited solution due to limitations such as battery life, cost and reliability in harsh environments. Furthermore, in contrast with devices that have stopped due to battery failure or battery removal, the SPC continues counting. With this in mind, Hengstler developed a fluid meter capable of performing precise and reliable gas/fluid measurements, while also providing the power necessary for those measurements. The compact (38mm diameter housing) SPC makes use of ‘pulse wire’ technology whereby kinetic energy is generated by a moving fluid to provide electrical pulses – the first counter of its type to offer this advantage. This innovative, self-powering feature also ensures that the meter can be replaced at any time without any loss of metering data, thanks to an in-built memory. The metering value will be displayed automatically when the new register is attached, thus allowing for continuous billing. This is the


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only likely maintenance task as the Hengstler SPC features only one moving part, the shaft, thus offering near-zero wear and saving on both costs and downtime. From an anti-fraud perspective, the device makes use of a non-volatile FRAM memory and strong shielding magnets to prevent fraudsters from evading what they owe. In addition, meter volumes can be compared and alarmed at set intervals. Importantly, each SPC can be configured according to customer communication protocol preferences, including, NAMUR, UART, M BUS, I²C or wireless, for example. Further advantages include ATEX certification, 300g shock resistance, 20g vibration resistance, IP20 protection rating, easy and fast installation, and suitability for all gas/fluid types. Ultimately, the new Hengstler SPC provides the freedom of counting whenever, wherever and whatever, without external power. MORE INFORMATION

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CONTA-CLIP SHIELD CONNECTION CLIP PROGRAM: INNOVATIVE FULL-SCALE SOLUTION FOR TOOLLESS ASSEMBLY

CONTA-CLIP's shield connection clip program provides technicians and manufacturers of electrical equipment and cabinets with an innovative modular system for easy tool-free contacting of cable shielding with DIN rails, bus bars, enclosures or mounting plates.

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he sophisticated design comprising a limited, easily manageable number of pluggable, variable components offers the right solution for any installation situation and for various cable diameters. The system includes various shield connection clamps for cable diameters of 1.5 mm to 18 mm, clamp mountings for all mounting types, bus bar holders and the proven CONTACLIP screen-connection clips with screw or spring contact technology. The stripped cable is pushed into the SABK type shield-connection clamps.

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The spring tension of the clamp then results in an even all-around contacting of the cable shield. The large-area shield contact ensures a low input leak resistor even at high frequencies. Thanks to a specialized design with two retracting legs, the clamp version SABKM Multi also offers a wide, flexible clamping range, allowing users to reduce the number of types to be kept in stock.

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Moreover, clamps of all types and sizes are easy to snap onto any kind of mounting foot. Mounting foots are available in three designs: with M4 or self-tapping M5 screws for direct mounting, for snap-on mounting on 10 x 3 mm bus bars, and for snap-on mounting on TS 35 mounting rails. A metal peg on the mounting feet allows for a firm connection of cable ties to the feet for strain relief. For row mounting of up to twelve cable screens, row mounting feet are also available. They can be easily snapped off at predetermined breaking points for any required quantity. Users can opt for either screw or rivet attachment. For single mounting, the proven SAB/SSAB shieldconnection clamps are available for cable cross sections between 3 mm and 35 mm. The program comprises various series: contacting options include a spring clamp connection system or knurled screw system; installation designs for direct mounting or mounting on bus bars, mounting rails or C-profile rails are all available. Rail holding clamps and end brackets for bus bar mounting complete the product offering.


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The components all feature the same dimensions as SRK/ SSL and RK/SL series screw terminals for cross sections up to 10 mm². They provide a friction-locked tight fit on diverse mounting rail types. For free positioning of the shield connection clamps on mounting plates or in cabinets, rail holders are available. 10 x 3 bus bars can be easily and quickly snapped on. Featuring a perfectly matched line-up of products, CONTA-CLIP's shield system portfolio is one of the most comprehensive on the market that is unparalleled in terms of completeness, simplicity, and flexibility. www.contaclipinc.com

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NEW SDK SERIES LEAD-THROUGH TERMINALS FOR 10 MM² AND 16 MM² CROSS SECTIONS

SDK series lead-through terminals from CONTA-CLIP.

CONTA-CLIP have expanded their series of SDK lead-through terminals with types SDK 10 and SDK 16 for 10 mm² and 16 mm² nominal cross-sections. The SDK series' modular design makes these terminals suitable for a multitude of applications in electrical equipment and enclosure technology. By combining coordinated system components, different voltage levels of up to 1000 V (UL 600 V) for a rated current of up to 76 A can be provided.

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ptional use of isolating, spacer and adapter plates ensures maximum rated voltage up to pollution degree 3 for 0.2 mm² to 25 mm² wire cross sections. Two-piece feed-through terminals for 1-6 mm sheet thickness are available with a screw connection system or with a combined screw/soldering connection system, also tailored to the requirements of encapsulated devices and ensuring maximum tightness in all applications.

All versions include a marker bar for marker types PMC SB and PMC BSTR. Additional accessories include outer flange plates to securely keep the terminals in place, spacer plates to increase the tracking resistance between the terminals, and external adapter plates that improve insulation strength between terminals and housing. The complete series is also available in customized colors. www.contaclipinc.com

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As a complement to the screw/soldering connection system, CONTA-CLIP offers foamed PE gaskets and potting plates that prevent leakage of potting compound through mounting holes during potting of wired and tested devices. Feed-through terminals can be connected with a peg to form multi-polar-units. Screws ensure that terminals on the outside can be safely attached to the enclosure wall.

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PCVUE IS BTL LISTED FOR B-AWS

PcVue, the SCADA in the PcVue Solutions portfolio, keeps ensuring interoperability and open systems through certified implementations of open standards.

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lready certified by DNV-GL (formerly Kema) for its IECÂ 61850 driver and BTL listed for its BACnet Operator Workstation profile (B-OWS), PcVue has now been recognized as a compliant BACnet Advanced Workstation (B-AWS) by the BACnet Testing Laboratory.

With its branches, PcVue has been involved in the BACnet community for many years, it is part of the BIG-CA, BIG-EU and the BACnet International associations. The official BTL Product listings is available here.

B-AWS allows the operator access to multi-vendor systems through a common workstation. The BACnet Advanced Workstation can be used to commission and operate a BACnet system, including modification of device configuration. All interoperability areas are covered, including Data Sharing, Alarm & Event notification, Trending, Event logging and Scheduling.

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The BTL listing testifies of a product compliance to the BACnet standard, it is a requisite benchmark demanded in many specifications in order to be qualified to bid on a project. It ensures asset owners and facility managers they invest in a versatile open platform that meets their current and future needs.

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AWARD WINNING IMAGE PRODUCTS AID AUTOMATION AND ASSEMBLY MARKETS

LX Series and VeriSens XC Series

Both the LX VisualApplets cameras with integrated image preprocessing and VeriSens vision sensors with Color FEX 3D color assistant won inVISION Top Innovations 2016 awards. Baumer’s portfolio of industrial cameras and smart vision sensors are designed to solve challenges in the factory automation and assembly and handling industries.

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aumer’s LX VisualApplets cameras incorporate onboard image preprocessing, removing the need for frame grabbers and decreasing overall system cost. Additionally, their easy programming interface allows for rapid setup and adjustment and decreased system downtime. More information on LX VisualApplets cameras is available at: www.baumer.com/VisualApplets-Cameras.

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VeriSens XC series smart vision sensors are revolutionizing color setup and inspection due to an integrated Color FEX 3D assistant. This feature drastically reduces the number of required color parameters during setup, allowing much faster and safer integration even without highly specialized knowledge. For more information on VeriSens models with Color FEX see www.baumer.com/ColorFEX.

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Each year the trade journal inVISION awards prizes for ten outstandingly innovative products and technologies in the field of image processing and optical metrology. In 2016 Baumer became the first manufacturer to have two products selected in the same year. For general information about Baumer products, please click www.baumer.com


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ENCODERS PROVIDE LONG-TERM OPERATION TO MINIMIZE DOWNTIME

Baumer announces a line of optical incremental encoders designed to solve operational challenges in the Ports industry. With offices in 38 countries and a portfolio providing longer product lifetimes and faster delivery than other suppliers, Baumer is an expert at helping minimize operational downtime and risk often experienced due to failed motion feedback devices.

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otion feedback is a critical issue in today’s Ports, and failure of feedback devices can lead to serious safety and lost-time situations. Baumer’s broad product offering can help sites get back online in an emergency and drastically reduce future failures. The HOG86 optical incremental encoder series is optimally designed for rugged environments and incorporates Baumer’s robust design that minimizes device damage due to vibration, shock, and shaft currents often experienced with other products.

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Baumer is a global provider with decades of experience partnering with clients to produce optimal solutions which ensure long system uptime and reliability. The HOG86 series is merely the beginning. Further information: www.baumer.com/hog86

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Industry USA 10  

Industry USA is the English technical magazine for engineers. It presents the latest product and company news for the industrial market.

Industry USA 10  

Industry USA is the English technical magazine for engineers. It presents the latest product and company news for the industrial market.