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7 LEUZE NEW COMPACT SMALL BUT MIGHTY: ALWAYS ON THE RIGHT RACK
14 LEUZE SENSOR DATA AVAILABLE GLOBALLY – BEYOND THE LOCAL COMPANY CLOUD
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ELECTROTEK CONCEPTS RELEASES PQVIEW 4
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lectrotek Concepts®, the leading provider of enterprise power quality and distribution fault location system solutions for electric utilities, today announced its new PQView 4 software that provides utilities with a platform to track and identify abnormal power quality events. PQView 4 offers the most advanced approach to fault detection and characterization of power quality anomalies on the utility’s distribution system.
PQView® is a multi-component software system that builds and analyzes databases of power quality and energy measurements. It stores and quickly analyzes large quantities of power quality disturbance and steady state measurement data from thousands of utility end points. Fault analysis and location functionality in PQView is enabled via its FaultPoint® Add-In Module. “The PQView platform is rapidly becoming the utility industry standard as it is used by large investor owned utilities and municipal utilities alike. With its new and more expansive feature set, PQView 4 can integrate with most third-party devices and data sources used by utilities to track the health of their distribution systems,” said David Ellis, President and CEO, Global Power Technology (Electrotek parent company). 14 | Industry EMEA | April 2018
Some of the new features include: • Enhanced Fault Detection and Characterization Algorithms • Fault Location Mapping using Eaton® CYMDIST or DNV GL Synergi Electric® Databases • Updated Event Filtering • Enhanced Data Log Trending • New and Improved Data Handlers for Downloading ThirdParty Monitors and Importing IEEE Std 1159.3 PQDIF Files • New Software Development Kit and API • OSIsoft® PI System® Data Federation • New Fully Implemented PQView Commercial Licensing “On average, use of the PQView reactance-to-fault methodology for fault location saves us close to one hour per feeder outage restoration job. It can also mitigate the use of capacitive discharge thumpers by providing a better starting point for the fault locating activities.” said Christopher Jones, Department Manager, System Design Distribution Engineering at Con Edison. www.electrotek.com
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achendorff Automation, the Geisenheim/ Germany-based encoder manufacturer, has extended its WDGA series absolute encoders with PROFINET-IO and EtherCAT Industrial Ethernet interfaces. With the new WDGA58F, Wachendorff has succeeded in constructing the world's smallest design in both diameter and length. As the trend towards ever more compact systems continues undiminished, this saves valuable installation space which can be crucial in new or retrofitted machines. Despite this unique compact design, high bearing loads ensure tremendous durability and maximum service life.
Thanks to these highly accurate and highly dynamic magnetic scanning technologies, WDGA absolute encoders can be used in numerous applications, in which only absolute encoders based on optical principles could be used up until now. Plant manufacturers and mechanical engineers also benefit from the modular principle utilised by Wachendorff Automation, in combination with its strictly applied LeanQ manufacturing production philosophy.
Wachendorff’s PROFINET / EtherCAT encoders are able to keep pace with the latest PLC technologies thanks to minimum bus cycle times.
The single-turn section, with innovative QuattroMag® technology, provides a resolution of up to 16-bits, a precision of +/- 0.0878° (12-bit), a repeat accuracy of +/0.0878° (12-bit) and internal dynamics of 50 μs. For the multi-turn section, Wachendorff’s PROFINET / EtherCAT encoders feature maintenance-free and space-saving EnDra® technology.
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LOGGITO AND PROFISIGNAL WEB – A DUO REVOLUTIONISING MEASUREMENT TECHNOLOGY
Loggito is a new decentralised and highly scalable data acquisition system. In combination with the web-based measurement technology software ProfiSignal Web, Delphin Technology AG from Bergisch Gladbach, provide a pioneering complete package to link decentralised data acquisition with global data visualisation wherever you are.
s the central coordinator of a measurement network, the Loggito Logger provides internal data storage capabilities, preprocessing options for the acquired data, as well as connectivity to PCs and the cloud. With the pioneering “cloud at the edge” measurement technology, the Loggito is also capable of utilising the full functionality of the cloud. The measurement network can be extended by using either the wired Loggito USB module or the wireless Loggito Wireless module.
Devices from the Loggito series offer universal data acquisition in a compact pocket format. Depending on the selected I/O interface, up to 8 universal analog inputs are available in combination with 1 analog output and 2 combined digital inputs/outputs or up to 6 digital inputs or outputs. A 24-bit A/D converter guarantees precision measurement at a high sampling rate of 1 kHz.
Perfect interplay is provided with the browser-based client/server software ProfiSignal Web which enables measurement data to be visualised anywhere in the world on any device in individually adaptable dashboards. In addition to a range of analog and digital displays, it also uses LEDs and geometric drawing objects as well as objects to enable process interaction. A particular strength of ProfiSignal Web is its fast and smooth portrayal of trends in y(t) diagrams for current and historical measurement data. Switching from millisecond to monthly overviews takes place within seconds. As a special feature, the Loggito Logger can be supplied with ProfiSignal Web pre-installed. This then provides an immediate complete measurement chain from decentralised acquisition through to visualisation anywhere in the world without requiring any configuration effort. www.delphin.com
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SGD PHARMA INTRODUCES CLAREO, ITS NEW PREMIUM RANGE OF MOLDED GLASS VIALS IN TYPE II, FOR INJECTABLE SOLUTIONS
Clareo vials from SGD Pharma offer a combination of homogeneous wall thickness and superior cosmetic quality, which for molded glass Type II is unique in the market. The new range offers technical characteristics similar to the vials in the existing range and can replace them without any regulatory change. Once again, SGD Pharma demonstrates with Clareo its expertise in the control of manufacturing process of molded glass.
he mission of SGD Pharma, one of the world's leading manufacturers of glass containers for primary pharmaceutical packaging, is to improve and protect patients' health by supplying high quality, reliable and innovative glass primary packaging to customers in the pharmaceutical industry. Our commitment is to continuously innovate and to reinforce patient safety by improving the physical, chemical and cosmetic properties of our different types of glass.
Improved mechanical resistance, significant reduction in the breakage rate and improved inspectability The mechanical resistance to shock of the Clareo vials has been considerably improved by obtaining a more homogeneous distribution of the glass (+15pts compared to the standard process). This increased regularity allows a significant reduction of the breakage rate (up to 10x lower). Clareo vials have more flat and uniform bottoms, which ease the thermal transfer during freeze-drying processes. 14 | Industry EMEA | April 2018
Clareo vials also offer a superior cosmetic quality, leading to an improved inspectability before and after filling. Pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies benefit from this advantage, allowing a reduction of their Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), mostly for high value-added products. Furthermore, customers looking for a more economical alternative to converting Type I glass can find a more affordable solution in Clareo. SGD Pharma can share a list of molecules, for which compatibly with glass Type II has been approved by the authorities. SGD Pharma is currently the only manufacturer able to supply vials for injectable solutions in molded glass Type II, offering the combined benefits of transparency and strength. Clareo is available in capacities of 20, 50 and 100ml in Type II and further developments are in progress. Clareo can also be available, on request, in Type III. www.sgd-pharma.com
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EMITECH GROUP, AUTHORIZED PARTNER FOR SIGFOX READY CERTIFICATION As a qualified Sigfox Partner, Emitech Group is the only French laboratory authorized to perform Sigfox Ready™ certification.
ounded in 2009 in Labège, a small town near Toulouse, Sigfox claims to be the world leader in connectivity services for the IoT (Internet of Things). Based on its LPWA (Low Power Wide Area) network, the Sigfox solution is currently deployed in 36 countries, with nationwide coverage in 17 of these, reaching a population 660 million across a geographic area of 2.6 million km2.
As a qualified Sigfox Partner, Emitech Group is the only French laboratory authorized to perform Sigfox Ready™ certification. This principally consists of performing measurements which evaluate the radiation performance parameters of the end product. The test results are used to classify each uplink device and indicate the efficiency of the radiated power emitted by the equipment.
To enable billions of devices to communicate, it is not only a matter of the territorial deployment of base stations, the embedded parts of the communicating objects have to be correctly implemented too. Because of this, the company obliges all devices communicating on its network to be Sigfox certified. This is to ensure that the Sigfox connectivity integrated in equipment from partners has a sufficient level of performance and permits the network to maintain high Quality of Service because each device conforms to the Sigfox radio specifications (conducted and radiated).
It should also be noted that Emitech offers to carry out all the required procedures for CE Marking as well, a prerequisite for selling any product in Europe. The services offered can also include taking into account other procedures required by extra-European countries targeted by a product launch, or the customization of tests for a specific type of qualification.
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Since recently, requests for Sigfox Ready certification no longer have to go through Sigfox first, but can now be addressed directly to Emitech at (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Smallest camera-based sensor on the market: the IPS 200i for compartment fine positioning of high-bay storage devices.
With the IPS 200i, Leuze electronic has introduced the smallest camera-based sensor on the market for compartment fine positioning with high-bay storage devices in single-depth storage. It impresses with some powerful advantages, particularly its fast commissioning and simple alignment.
mart is to think easy – that is the development claim of Leuze electronic for the benefit of their customers. What this means is that Leuze electronic develops only products that are easy and intuitive to commission and operate. Fast commissioning is one of the most powerful advantages that the small, camera-based IPS 200i has to offer. It is accomplished using a web-based configuration tool. Adjustments can be made directly on the device itself. An alignment system with feedback LEDs provides additional support.
Due to the compact design, the IPS 200i requires only little space on the high-bay storage device. This enables quick and easy compartment fine positioning, for example in small-part container storages or also in single-depth pallet high-bay warehouses. Due to powerful, ambient-lightindependent IR LED lighting, a single device can be flexibly used for the entire working range of up to 600 mm. A model with integrated heating for use in refrigerated warehouses down to -30 °C is also available. Condition monitoring with a quality score, which identifies diminishing reading capacity of the sensor early on, reduces downtime and improves the availability and cost effectiveness of the systems.
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FLEXIBLE, SELF-ADHESIVE CAPACITIVE SENSOR HEAD LEVEL DETECTION MADE EASY
Balluff offers a self-adhesive, capacitive sensor head with IP 64 protection for non-contact, continuous level detection on non-conductive vessel or pipe outer walls made of glass, plastic or ceramic.
he flexible sensor head with a maximum detection range of up to 850 mm in length can be individually trimmed to length (minimum 108 mm) and easily attached to container walls without additional accessories using the integrated adhesive surface. For polar, aqueous media the wall thickness may be between 2 and 6 mm, or up to 2 mm for non-conductive media such as oil or bulk materials.
The sensor is designed for use with type BAE sensor amplifiers from Balluff. The optional amplifier allows levels to be continually detected over the entire measuring range as analog values (0...10 V, 4...20 mA) or via IO-Link or as minimum or maximum value exceeding. Both the IO-Link and the analog convenience amplifier feature versatile setting possibilities. www.balluff.co.in
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BUREAU VERITAS LAUNCHES NEW METALS AND MINERALS SAMPLE PREPARATION FACILITY IN AJMAN, UAE
Organisation Demonstrates Commitment to Customers Through Diversification and Investment.
ureau Veritas, global leaders in testing and inspection for commodities, announced today the opening of a new sample preparation facility for metals and minerals in Ajman, United Arab Emirates. Sample preparation is a key step in obtaining representative test results. Analytical accuracy is greatly diminished due to incorrect sample preparation, even if proper sampling has been done. It is important that a truly representative analytical sample is obtained for precise analysis.
The new sample preparation facility is equipped with primary and secondary crushers, vibratory disc mill, sieve shaker, sample divider, calibrated sieves, balances and ovens and will primarily cater to the major miners and traders of limestone, clinker, chrome, ferrochrome, copper concentrate, etc. Plans are in place to add more equipment to further reduce manual intervention, increase capacity and improve turnaround time.
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“The new facility is part of our wider diversification strategy to support the Metals & Minerals Trade activities in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and the wider region,” said Rob Tawil, Vice President for Commodities, Industry & Facilities, Bureau Veritas Middle East. “Ongoing investment in this field is our commitment to the industry that Bureau Veritas is your quality services partner and we hope to replicate and build on this capability in the period ahead,” Rob continued. The Ajman sample preparation facility is strategically located between the ports of Ras Al Khaimah and Jebel Ali, close to Bureau Veritas’ existing laboratory network covering the Middle East. www.bureauveritas.com/home/worldwide-locations/ middle_east www.bureauveritas.com
NICOLÁS CORREA GROUP AT MACH 2018 From 9 to 13 April, Nicolás Correa will participate in MACH 2018, the outstanding showcase for advances in the manufacturing industry. For the event, taking place in Birmingham at the Marston Green National Exhibition Centre, the company will exhibit the Correa NORMA model, a bed type with rotary table milling machine and will present all its latest innovations.
mong the wide range of milling machines offered by Nicolás Correa Group, the NORMA model is characterized for a high robustness and accuracy, and for a high flexibility that allows roughing and finishing operations. NORMA presents a great dynamic behaviour and a higher geometric accuracy during the machining process. During the event, Nicolás Correa will show the Correa NORMA 25 with integrated (axe X) rotary table and UDG indexing milling head. In this way, visitors will have the possibility to see the machining performance of a 4+2 axes machine during the exhibition.
If you want to know more about NORMA, visit us at MACH 2018, at the Marston Green National Exhibition Centre of Birmingham, Hall 6 stand 560, from 9 to 13 April.
Correa NORMA model presents a visual, intuitive and descriptive PLC that offers a simple and secure machining through its own cycles. The same happens with the tele service with direct connexion that incorporates a software preinstalled on the machine allowing our technicians to diagnose, execute and verify corrective actions or transfer them to the machine using an innovative, safety, fast and easy system. Finally, Nicolás Correa Group, first company that has developed an Environmental Product Declaration of a milling machine according to the EPD International System, incorporates in NORMA model a stand–by function and Auto Switch off function, saving the 20 per cent of the total energy machine consumption.
Nicolás Correa Group has a strong presence in the British market on the field of tool machining. In this respect, Nicolás Correa works together with DTS UK (Design and Technical Services UK Ltd); an engineering company offering comprehensive solutions for today’s advanced manufacturing environment and the SOLE AGENT for Nicolás Correa machine tools in the UK and Southern Ireland. DTS offers installations, relocation and fixing services for Correa milling heads and machines and provides commercial and after sales services. DTS offers a full range of milling and turning machines from three to five axes. With more than 450 installed milling machines, GNC is one of the leading companies in the field of milling solutions designed to work in the most demanding production environments in the United Kingdom. Gary Sanderson and Andrew Bailey each well respected and with a wealth of experience in the machine tool industry, are the Directors of DTS UK Ltd and they have been working with Correa for over 20 years.
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TECHNOLOGY REPORT: SENSOR DATA AVAILABLE GLOBALLY – BEYOND THE LOCAL COMPANY CLOUD
Data recording and its networking can potentially give rise to new business models.
Making sensor data and information from different sources available globally and linking this data and information in a meaningful way – this is the crux of Industry 4.0. New business ideas make it necessary to make this information globally available and accessible not only within a company but also beyond the boundaries of the company and its location.
ensors are the eyes and ears of automation technology and provide a wide variety of information concerning the current condition of a machine or system, e.g. about position, pressure and temperature, etc. The diverseness of the information reflects the huge number of sources used. Ultimately, however, the focus in the case of Industry 4.0 is: How is it possible to access this data and information from different sources, to link it in a meaningful way, to aggregate it and to make it available globally? On the one hand, there is information that is generated at field or control level. On the other hand, there is information that needs to be managed centrally, e.g. in MES or ERP systems. The main issue here is that the information to be linked must not only be available and accessible within a company or location, but must frequently also be exchanged beyond location boundaries in order to acquire new information.
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Data in the classic automation pyramid flows from one level to the next: sensors or actuators at the field level communicate with the higher-level control only; the machine control exchanges its data with Production Planning which in turn exchanges data with the company's ERP. These system transitions present an obstacle as they usually filter data. To overcome and functionally develop these obstacles is usually very time-consuming and costly – in practice this is achieved using gateways or protocol converters. The elimination of this obstacle must therefore be the primary objective of all Industry 4.0 activities. In the majority of all production processes, it will not be possible to fully overcome these obstacles because production processes are performed at an extremely high cycle rate or precisely defined sequences have to be observed. Solutions for deterministic communication between participants at field level through to ERP systems in an open architecture are currently being developed.
Networking replaces hierarchical automation.
In the past, point-to-point connections between the control unit and the respective sensor or actuator have dominated industrial automation. A master-slave communication model is currently dominant. This means that a control
unit usually serves multiple end devices via one cable in linear topology (fieldbus installation). The use of new technologies will allow a transition to a netlike or star-shaped communication architecture, which we already know from the IT sector. By connecting the automation network (OT) and IT network of a company, it will be possible to exchange data between all levels and in all directions. To link and, in particular, evaluate this data, it is essential that it is current or is given a dedicated time reference and has a specific, e.g. geographical, reference. Leuze electronic initially actively tackled the subject of data availability and has for the first time transferred data directly, across all system boundaries, from the sensor to the cloud. For this purpose, Leuze electronic integrated an OPC UA server in its sensor and docked onto the Microsoft Azure Cloud with the publisher-subscriber model. Whereas OPC UA communication is currently based on a client-server architecture in which the recipient determines the data volume and the frequency of data exchange, the publishsubscribe method is preferred for communication with cloud applications because here, although the recipient (subscriber) selects the data to be transferred, it is the producer (publisher) that is responsible for distributing the data at the necessary or, from an application perspective, appropriate points in time – similar to a newsletter. Leuze electronic has extended this transition by the IoT Proxy from Microsoft to enable data transfer universally in all directions. The proxy now makes it possible to analogically operate
Furthermore, a central pool which can be addressed directly from different sources is formed parallel to the existing transfer processes. For this purpose, many companies set up a “private cloud” or “edge cloud” on an internal server or a private tenant in the cloud on which the access permissions are kept completely“private”at first. If, as part of new business ideas and models, it becomes necessary to make individual items of information available to other companies, locations or clouds, this information can be exchanged between different tenants, taking specific usage authorizations into consideration. The cloud capacities are scalable and allow large quantities of data to be recorded – even data for which it is not currently clear whether and which knowledge can be derived from it or whether it can be used at a later time to generate benefits or even business cases. The primary objective is therefore to first record data from a wide variety of different sources, to aggregate this data and to make it available. The next step is to link the data. It will only later become clear whether this data can potentially be used for new business models. Metaphorically speaking, we are currently constructing a highway on which goods can be transported at a later stage and to which we can then attach business cases. At the moment no one knows exactly where this highway will lead.
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Secure data exchange using authentication and certificate exchange.
client-server communication to local shop floor concepts. This opens up various migration paths to new, cloud-based applications.
The difference to the classic solutions is that the IIoT concepts rely on globally available data. Therefore, the data can also be networked globally across systems and company borders for interpretation and evaluation purposes. This global data availability immediately raises the question of data integrity. It is an inevitably accepted prerequisite that data integrity must be ensured on communication channels and in globally available systems. OPC UA is tested in line with the federal institute for security and information technology and offers all four generally stipulated safety features for secure communication: Authentication, authorization, verification and encryption. In this way, tested methods and procedures from the world of information technology (IT) are transferred into the world of automation technology (OT – Operations Technology). This can be subsumed under the expression “ITgoesOT”. Future authentication will take place using certificates. In the future, sensors from Leuze electronic will therefore be equipped with a unique safety certificate in addition to the identification data to date such as their serial number. To consistently structure the availability of information, detection and addressing of data sources has to be made possible across all system borders from the cloud. This does not entail making unprotected access possible but rather 14 | Industry EMEA | April 2018
simplifies the installation. It is not practicable to manually publicize a large number of edge devices (e.g. sensors and actuators) to a global cloud system, or to register them in the cloud system. Instead technological mechanisms are required, which make it possible for the cloud system to autonomously identify edge devices that are centrally assigned to it. These mechanisms are called global discovery functionalities. There are two different mechanisms, which are integral parts of the OPC UA standard: Local discovery mechanisms (Local Discovery Server) on the one hand, and on the other hand global discovery mechanisms (Global Directory Server). Both of them require an extensive certificate exchange (Trust List Type) to safeguard access. Sensors from Leuze electronic are – corresponding to its client promise “Smarter Usability” – available with secure access in all forms of the discovery mechanisms. One of the core points of Industry 4.0 is the holistic information provision in the life cycle of an asset. In this system approach the ideas of augmented reality technology fit in seamlessly. This technology enriches the actual visible environment with virtual information in the user's field of vision visually on mobile devices such as tablets with stereo camera or data glasses. A decisive advantage is the visualization of the features and characteristics, which were to date only available in graphics in manuals and web portals. Now they are visibly on display in the field of vision at the appropriate point in the actual space. This simplifies commissioning considerably. Here, the supplementary
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As the interfaces to the control systems are increasingly Ethernet-based and therefore powerful enough to serve two data channels simultaneously, this is opening up completely new possibilities – and it is exactly these possibilities that are needed for the networked world of Industry 4.0 in order to transfer data to different destinations and levels. Leuze electronic has been following this trend for a long time and decided early on to integrate direct fieldbus access in its complex ident devices and measuring sensors. With two data channels the basis for this is available – through DualChannel IO-Link in the case of less complex sensors and through the integrated fieldbus interface with addition TCP/ IP channel in the integratedconnectivity devices identified by the red i in their type designation.
virtual information is not just limited to passive data. Taking the example of its code readers, which are typically mounted at a conveyor belt and have to read the bar codes on a passing package, Leuze electronic has demonstrated that the optical (normally invisible) measurement field of the sensor can be displayed during the ongoing process. And that's not all: By connecting to the cloud, the reading result – OK, NOK, code content – can be visualized in the data glasses immediately after each reading operation so that the commissioning engineer or the service employee can check the system's condition online. The use of new technologies is not just limited to complex devices such as code readers or positioning sensors. Simple triggering photoelectric sensors are also being increasingly integrated in future predictive maintenance concepts in order to safeguard machine and system availability. A first step was made with additional warning messages, e.g. when a sensor becomes soiled. This was soon accompanied by a range of configuration options for the sensors via a simple interface. In this context, IO-Link has now become indispensable because this simple 3-wire interface offers all the functions needed for new IIoT concepts but can still be integrated at low cost even in extremely small devices. Particularly worthy of mention here is the dual-channel variant with one channel for the binary switching signals for process mode with a high level of time determinism (i.e. realtime), and a second channel for access to identification and parameter data and messages from the sensors.
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DELTA’S FAST EV CHARGING AND BATTERY ENERGY STORAGE SOLUTIONS SUPPORT GREENWAY’S EV STATIONS IN BRATISLAVA
Delta, a global leader in power and thermal management solutions, announced today its fast electric vehicle (EV) charging technology and Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) are supporting Greenway’s GridBooster stations in Bratislava, Slovakia.
his innovative infrastructure consists of two EV Chargers and one is from Delta Fast EV Charger, with capacity of 50 kW currently, but scalable up to 150kW and a BESS that can store 52 kWh of energy and dispense up to 60 kW of power to efficiently manage its impact on the electricity grid. High system efficiency is facilitated through our DEEMS (Delta Efficient Energy Management Solutions) platform, which oversees the available grid power and communicates with the BESS and EV chargers. This success case demonstrates the unique capabilities of Delta’s diversified solutions in assisting smart grid infrastructure for sustainable cities.
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The project was installed at the Avion Shopping Mall in Bratislava, Slovakia earlier this year. Key to the success of the project is the unique modularity of Delta’s Fast EV Charger. If the operator of the EV charger wants to increase the power from fast charging to ultra-fast, the simple introduction of additional modules permits possible expansion in 10 kW steps from 50 to 150 kW DC (belonging to the highest commercially available DC chargers on the market). This modular solution is also highly cost-efficient as it reduces the need to invest in additional higher-power EV charging stations. Conventional fast-charging stations draw their electricity directly from the energy grid. However, this new system draws energy from either the BESS or the grid, or both. Moreover, the battery can be recharged from the grid during lower-price off-peak hours, or from a local renewable source such as a solar panels. The DEEMS platform monitors energy from the grid and provides a boost from the BESS whenever needed. Furthermore, via remote control and configuration software, it is possible to monitor the activities of charging stations on a 24-hour basis. Wireline and wireless connectivity (Ethernet, 3G, GPRS) are available, while
local and remote authentication and billing offer further potential. The entire system is built on open architecture, so there are no proprietary structures. Importantly, Delta’s fast charging technology can provide energy for up to four EVs simultaneously (up to two DC ports, plus up to two in AC), dramatically reducing the total investment, the queuing time for users and the on-site space requirements. When only one EV is DC-charged, this takes all the available power. However, as soon as additional EVs are connected, the power of the charger is automatically and dynamically split among all the charging EVs. When configured to provide 150kW of output, it allows users to charge up to a 100 km range in just 10 minutes. This fully certified product has already been successfully deployed across Europe, including Norway, Spain, Sweden, Germany, Poland, Switzerland, Slovakia and Finland, demonstrating its reliability under very different climatic conditions. The unit features all-weather buttons and display. Delta Charger is also the only product of its type to offer an optional 1000 VDC output voltage range. As a result, the product can operate in two DC voltage ranges: 170-550 and 340-1000 VDC. In accordance with the vehicle to be charged, the right voltage range is automatically prepared for administration. The rise of battery-powered electric vehicles (EVs) will entail the development of a vast amount of new infrastructure, particularly charging stations, which in turn demands the adoption of an EV ecosystem strategy in cities around the world. Many major cities are today looking to expand the access to home and workplace charging, improve the public charging network and integrate EV infrastructure into core city processes.
maintenance-free operation and low noise levels during charging. Delta’s President and General Manager for the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region, Mr. Jackie Chang, said, “We believe in technology and collaboration, and are dedicated to providing innovative, clean and energyefficient solutions for a better tomorrow by working closely with our customers and partners. Through its diversified and highly capable smart energy infrastructure, Delta is supporting Greenway’s deployment of battery-assisted charging system for EVs in Slovakia.” “We are very pleased with the equipment from Delta Electronics,” states Peter Badik, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of GreenWay. “Their technology is top of the line and cutting edge, and we feel confident in deploying it for our users. The ongoing support from the Delta technical team has been excellent too. They made numerous trips to work with our technicians to configure, test and commission the technology. Today, the GridBooster system is up and running, functioning well and successfully serving EV drivers in Avion, Bratislava. We look forward to further partnerships with Delta.” Ultimately, the Delta Fast Charger represents a modular and future-proofed system that can be easily upgraded as requirements change, minimising TCO (total cost of ownership) in the years to come. Combined with minimum installation effort compared with other available systems, versatility in station design and user-friendliness, the Fast Charger sets the benchmark for the future of EV charging stations. www.deltaww.com
The game-changing potential of this technology not only concerns better local energy management, but on-site renewable energy generation and storage by so-called ‘prosumers’ – those who both produce and consume their own energy. When similar systems are deployed in larger numbers they would be able to deliver flexible storage capacity to the whole energy grid. This “smart grid“ concept would stabilise the grid, support the integration of more renewable sources into the energy system and potentially enable society to change from the current system where a large, centralised energy utility generates electricity and sells it to consumers. Further benefits of the technology that appealed to Greenway in the development of GridBooster included 14 | Industry EMEA | April 2018
SWITCHING TO A DYNEO® PERMANENT MAGNET MOTOR SAVES A FISH FEED PRODUCER AT LEAST 135,000 KWH PER YEAR
A Denmark-based specialist in aquafeed production has replaced an ageing, damaged DC motor on its principal extruder with a Dyneo® motor from Leroy-Somer, part of the Nidec group. The investment is providing the company with significant annual savings in energy costs.
quaculture, more commonly known as fish farming, is a rapidly growing sector. Companies such as Aller Aqua, which produces both freshwater and saltwater fish feed, is constantly looking for ways to improve its production technology and processes to benefit from this growth. Operating from headquarters at Christiansfeld, near Kolding, Denmark, Aller Aqua has been established for over 50 years and today has factories in Denmark, Poland, Germany and Egypt, exporting products to more than 60 countries worldwide.
The company has a broad product range, consisting of feed for 30 species of fish. As a result, production schedules are demanding, which is why the company sought to maximise its potential gains when the DC motor on one of the company’s main extruders at Christiansfeld had to be replaced.
“Aller Aqua had a particular interest in energy efficiency for its new motor solution as extruding feed stuff is a very energy-intensive process,”explained Carl Erik Niemann, Sales Engineer - Drives & Motors Technology at Nidec Industrial Automation Denmark A/S. “They knew this would help boost both competitiveness and sustainable development.” After a comprehensive evaluation of the market, the company opted for a 310 kW (2400 rpm) Dyneo® permanent magnet synchronous motor. Offering an efficiency level exceeding IE4 requirements, this option will enable the saving of at least 135,000 kWh of electricity per year. “Beyond energy performance, Aller Aqua is now able to benefit from significant savings in maintenance costs, allied to increased machine availability,” said Mr Niemann. “The previous DC motor featured a brush and collector system, which comprised wear parts.” The implementation of the Dyneo® motor also allowed local service centre Ølgod Elektro to simplify the existing
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installation by eliminating the cooling/ventilation circuit required previously by the replaced IP23 DC motor. Part of the Express Availability offer from Leroy-Somer, DyneoÂŽ LSRPM motor is available in a compact or IEC standard version. The solution is easy to integrate and offers rapid return on investment â€“ fewer than three years in the case of Aller Aqua. www.nidec.com
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20 WORKING DAYS LEAD TIME COMMITMENT: THE NEW LEROY-SOMER QUICK DELIVERY SERVICE
Always seeking to meet both market requirements and customer expectations, Leroy-Somer has now launched a new 20 Working Days manufacturing lead time service covering a large selection of the latest generation AC motors. This will be one of the quickest delivery solutions currently available on the market for low- and high-power motors with options. An additional commitment of Leroy-Somer on short lead times In addition to the successful Express Availability service, which currently delivers motors , servos, geared motors, drives, options and accessories directly from stock to customer premises quickly and reliably, Leroy-Somer is now also introducing a new short lead time offer: The 20 Working Days Manufacturing Lead Time Commitment (20 WD).
Supported by a European industrial organization, this new logistics offer concerns a wide range of IMfinityÂŽ IP 55 and IP23 AC motors, from 0.25 to 450 kW, with IE2 or IE3 efficiency level (except for power outputs under 0.75 kW, not subject to the efficiency directive) and standard options, available within 20 working days. For each order line, the quantity is limited between 5 and 25, according to motor frame size.
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Designed to offer extreme reliability, motors in the IMfinityÂŽ range are able to meet most industrial demands. Multiple options, such as roller bearing, insulated bearing, painting system, vibration sensor, stainless steel screw or even encoder, allow perfect adaptability in a great number of installations. A service made for customers As with the Express Availability service, the 20 Working Days Manufacturing Lead Time Commitment is open to all customers, including OEMs, distributors and end-users. A clear and precise grid of motors covered by this offer is directly accessible from the Leroy-Somer website. In case of emergency, a 24-hour shipment can be achieved in many countries in Europe with an optional express transport service.
Finally, to help customers select products according to their lead time availability, the Leroy-Somer Configurator, a powerful online drive system selection tool, now includes new features to configure a product in 20 WD. A dynamic indication of the lead time is also shown when selecting the product, taking into account technical specifications and options. Based on powerful and lean logistics, the new service demonstrates a continued commitment from Leroy-Somer to support its customers by providing high-speed delivery performance for the widest range of products. Click here to visit the 20 WD website: http://lrsm.co/dispo20wd
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CARRIER INTRODUCES ITS MOST EFFICIENT, INTELLIGENT AND COMPACT VARIABLE-SPEED SCREW CHILLER
AquaForce® Vision 30KAV with Greenspeed™ intelligence.
arrier announces the launch of AquaForce Vision 30KAV with Greenspeed intelligence, its new range of variable-speed screw chillers, with a first phase covering cooling capacities from 500 kW up to 1100 kW and reaching exceptional levels of seasonal efficiency. Carrier, a world leader in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
Carrier’s AquaForce Vision 30KAV achieves outstanding energy performance. Equipped with variable-speed screw compressors and variable-speed fans - AC as standard and EC as an option – as well as optional variable-speed pumps, Carrier’s AquaForce Vision 30KAV automatically adjusts the cooling capacity and water flow to perfectly match the needs of the building or process load variations. The result is optimal operation at both full load and part load. This new range of chillers has a SEER of up to 5.5 in cooling mode, and an Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) of up to 3.49 at full load. 30KAV offers energy efficiency up to 40% higher than the 30GX range with the same footprint.
“Our engineers have developed state-of-the-art technologies to exceed the European Ecodesign energy performance standards by 30%,” said William Doll, product manager, Carrier, HVAC Europe. “AquaForce Vision 30KAV sets a new benchmark for efficiency, compactness and intelligence.” Operating at external temperatures ranging from -20°C up to 55°C and negative water temperatures, 30KAV is an ideal solution for a wide range of sectors. From large-scale office 14 | Industry EMEA | April 2018
The AquaForce® Vision 30KAV with Greenspeed™ intelligence is Carrier’s most efficient, intelligent and compact variable-speed screw chiller.
buildings, hotels and healthcare facilities to data centres and industrial projects, 30KAV meets the most demanding expectations in terms of energy efficiency and savings, whatever the climate.
The range will also be extended up to 1800 kW cooling capacity with premium technologies and additional options. www.carrier.com
The AquaForce Vision 30KAV introduces the latest cuttingedge Carrier technologies, including: - the brand new 06Z variable-speed screw compressor - the 6th generation of Flying Bird® Fan with EC motor - the 3rd generation of Novation® micro channel heat exchangers with a unique W coil design built in one single piece The AquaForce Vision 30KAV also features Touch Pilot® control with a colour touch screen user interface in 10 languages and functions, such as Carrier’s smart energy monitoring to provide customers with smart data and optimise energy savings under real conditions. Furthermore, the 30KAV can be connected to Carrier’s remote monitoring centres where Carrier engineers can analyse data and optimise chiller performance. MORE INFORMATION
With sound levels of only 90 dB(A) during operation, this new range has particularly low sound levels compared to its previous generation. The AquaForce Vision PUREtec™ 30KAV-ZE version, designed exclusively for ultra-low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant HFO R-1234ze, will be available in 2018. 14 | Industry EMEA | April 2018
CROSSED-ROLLER BEARING BALL-SCREW LINEAR STAGES OFFER SUPERIOR PRECISION AND FLEXIBILITY
With travel lengths to 250 mm and anti-creep crossed-roller bearings, plus an optional center-mounted linear encoder for direct position feedback, the versatile features and options of Aerotech’s ATX series linear positioning stages enable convenient integration into larger machines or use as stand-alone positioning axes. Vacuum and cleanroom-compatible versions are available and ThermoComp® ensures reliable performance in changing environments.
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erotech’s ATX series linear positioning stages combine the performance capabilities of a highprecision crossed-roller-bearing positioner with the convenience and simplicity of a ball-screw drive mechanism. Outstanding motion performance and a variety of advanced options and features offer superb value and make the ATX series an excellent choice for use in high-performance applications.
Superior Motion Performance Featuring anti-creep crossed-roller bearings and a precisionground, fine-pitch ball-screw, the ATX series boasts excellent geometric performance and minimal angular error motion. With up to 250 mm of nominal travel, these linear stages offer superior minimum incremental step size and inposition stability compared to other stages that utilize recirculating ball bearings. This makes the ATX series ideal for many high-precision tasks such as vertical positioning of sensors and cameras, optics focusing, and beamline measurement and manipulation applications. Linear Encoder Option ATX stages offer an integral center-mounted linear encoder to provide direct position measurement at the stage’s moving carriage. The typical effects of backlash commonly associated with screw drives are virtually eliminated when using the linear encoder as a position feedback device. Applications that require exacting work-point performance
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benefit greatly from the direct linear encoder. Options are available with either incremental (1 Vpp and digital TTL) or absolute output signals. Design and Integration Flexibility The ATX series is designed with a variety of standard features and options allowing them to be easily integrated into a larger subsystem or machine, or to serve as a stand-alone positioning axis. They mount to both metric and English optical tables and feature a versatile customer mounting interface on the moving carriage to which other positioning stages or equipment can be mounted. Brushless, slotless servomotors, with or without a holding brake, as well as stepper motors are available. The ATX series can be equipped with an optional motor foldback kit in order to reduce the overall length of the stage. This is particularly useful in vertical-axis applications where space is limited. Vacuumand cleanroom-compatible variants are also offered.
stability to the user’s process even in extreme industrial environments. For further information, https://www.aerotech.com/product-catalog/stages/linearstage/atx115slsle.aspx https://www.aerotech.com/product-catalog/stages/linearstage/atx165slsle.aspx
Mitigate Thermal Errors with ThermoComp® Temperature changes and thermal effects are often the most detrimental sources of error in precision machines, and screw drives are particularly susceptible. All ATX-series stages are available with Aerotech’s ThermoComp® feature, an integrated temperature compensation solution that delivers accurate and dependable positioning performance in the presence of thermal disturbances. It protects the stage from the effects of variable-temperature environments and friction-induced self-heating, ultimately providing 14 | Industry EMEA | April 2018
VERLINDE ELECTRIC WIRE-ROPE HOISTS SERVE PRESS SHOP AT MAJOR UK AUTOMOTIVE PLANT
The double-girder cranes have considerable total span of 21.8m and provide 9.8m height of lift. A VERLINDE EUROBLOC VT5 electric wire-rope hoist crab unit astride a double-girder crane at BMW Group’s MINI plant in Swindon.
The benefits of VERLINDE EUROBLOC VT5 electric wire-rope hoists are being leveraged within a large press shop at the BMW Group’s MINI plant in Swindon, UK.
wo EUROBLOC VT5 crab units are deployed atop two 35-tonne double-girder cranes that were designed, manufactured and installed by VERLINDE’s UK agent, Pelloby. The investment represents the next stage of a drive to upgrade older lifting systems following a similar Pelloby installation at the plant in December 2015 (also featuring VERLINDE EUROBLOC VT electric hoist technology).
The latest double-girder cranes have large total span of 21.8m and provide 9.8m height of lift. Each girder runs off different gantry rails at separate locations within the press shop. The end carriages are fitted with anti-collision/ slowdown units that eliminate the possibility of the system coming into contact with a neighbouring crane by shutting down the power once they enter a predefined distance of one another.
VERLINDE’s EUROBLOC VT5 electric wire-rope hoist crab units feature digital load displays and true vertical lift, which prevents any lateral movement for improved hoisting performance. Offering 40-tonne load capacity with 15mm galvanized wire rope, the hoist is driven by a 35kW motor to provide a hoisting speed of 8.20/0.16m/min, while the trolley is able to travel at a speed of 32.0/8.00m/min. A radio control transmitter is used to oversee system motion. Pelloby has also been contracted to provide a series of follow-up service visits over the 48-month period following installation. For ease of maintenance, both sides of the cranes were fitted with a walkway running along the entire span. In addition, a Metreel safe-wire fall arrest system was fitted to both walkways on each crane as a precautionary feature in the event of an accident. Even the access gate on the 1.1m safety rail has a self-closing mechanism. Emergency stop buttons are accessible on the walkways to allow engineers to shut down the movement of the crane or hoist crab unit manually if needed, while to improve visibility, both cranes feature five LED floodlights.
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The VERLINDE EUROBLOC VT5 electric wire-rope hoist offers 40-tonne load capacity.
Pelloby managed all aspects of the project from design through to final commissioning, even providing operator training for BMW staff and removing the old crane during the installation phase. www.pelloby.com0 www.verlinde.com
VERLINDE EUROBLOC VT5 electric wire-rope hoist crab units feature true vertical lift, which prevents any lateral movement for improved hoisting performance.
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