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PORTESCAP NEW 22ECT35 AND 22ECT48 ULTRA EC BRUSHLESS MOTORS WITH ULTRA HIGH TORQUE IN A COMPACT PACKAGE
5 BAUMER HYGIENIC PRESSURE SENSOR PP20H WITH CONDENSATE-RESISTANT MEASURING CELL FOR INCREASED OPERATING SAFETY
18 NSK MOLDED-OIL BEARINGS OFFER LONG LIFE AT FOOD PLANTS
HEASON TECHNOLOGY DELIVERS ETHERCAT MOTION SOLUTION FOR SWIFT TG’S NOVEL WINDSURF VERTICAL AXIS WIND TURBINE
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THE INDUSTRY MAGAZINE FOR EUROPE • MIDDLE EAST • AFRICA
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30ECT Ultra EC Brushless Slotless Motor Offers ultra high continuous and peak torques while maintaining smooth operation and long life. 2 standard lengths available Optimized thermal behavior in repetive cycles with high peak load Proprietary high efficiency coil design Able to be adapted for most applications in the power hand tool & industrial markets, enhancing life and reliability CNT1530 Autoclavable Motor Controller Allows for system integration that increases speed to market and reduces required engineering resources. Magnetic control of speed and direction Compatible with typical NiMH & LiOn battery voltages 1,000 cycle autoclavability In-handle form factor for easy tool integration
High Power 35DBM Can Stack Linear Actuator Enhanced design ideal for applications demanding high linear force. Optimized magnetic circuit powered by high energy neodymium magnets 7.5 deg step angle provides finer incremental movement Offers holding force of 112N Completely customizable for adaptor tips, stroke lengths, windings, flanges and end of motion detection sensors
High Torque Size 12 Brushless DC Surgical Motor Newest surgical motor solution for large bone orthopedic powered hand tools. Available in 9.6V, 12V and 14.4V versions with cannulated and non-cannulated options Can deliver peak torques of up to 1,720 mNm Speed up your design phase with samples available in less than two weeks Can be integrated with autoclavable gearheads and encoders
High Torque 16DCT & 22DCT Athlonix™ Brush DC Motors High torque in a compact packages. Available with precious metal and graphite commutation systems Can deliver a torque up to 5.24 mNm (16DCT) and 13.29 mNm (22DCT) Optimal price-performance options Customization capability across various applications
NEW 22ECT35 AND 22ECT48 ULTRA EC BRUSHLESS MOTORS WITH ULTRA HIGH TORQUE IN A COMPACT PACKAGE
Portescap will be offering two more new length sizes under its ECT range of Ultra ECâ„˘ Brushless Slotless motors: the 35mm 22ECT35 and the 48 mm 22ECT48. These new 22ECT motors along with higher torque capacity are light in weight and come in a compact package which helps in further miniaturization of the customer application.
hese compact brushless motors offer almost 50 percent more continuous torque over similar comparative motors without compromising on the smooth operation and long life you expect from Portescapâ€™s brushless slotless motors. Our 22ECT motors are specially optimized for high continuous torque at low to medium speeds, maximizing power between 10K and 20K rpm.
Portescap succeeds in providing a high quality, long lasting & high performance brushless motor which is an ideal choice for geared applications because of its minimal speed drop
The new 22ECT motors are available with hall sensors and a total of 3 different coils to match your speed & voltage requirements. Upon request, Portescap can also provide options for customization including gearboxes, encoders, coil variations and mechanical interface modifications. Portescap is globally ISO 9001:2008 certified and our production site in India is also ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007 certified. Motor Performance Portescap 22ECT48: Frame Diameter 22 mm; Frame Length 48 mm; Torque 41.6 mNm; Motor Regulation factor 2.9 R/k2
The 22ECT motor are powered by our patented Ultra Coil Technology and patented multipolar rotor design, which provides torque of up to 41.6mNm. The 22ECT motor weighs almost 28% lesser than comparative motors and it is the lightest 4 pole motor which can be adapted in most applications in the medical & industrial markets especially in industrial hand tools where high torque lightweight motor is required to reduce the fatigue of the user. The new 22ECT is also an ideal choice for applications such as humanoid robots, lab automation equipment, electric grippers, land surveying devices.
and low motor heating under load. Their low inertia makes them an exceptional option for applications requiring fast stopping, starting and acceleration.
Comparative Motors: Frame Diameter 22 mm; Frame Length 52 mm; Torque 26.2 mNm; Motor Regulation factor 4.2 R/k2 www.portescap.com 15 | Industry EMEA | July 2018
ADVANTECH LEAP TO THE NEXT IOT ERA BY CO-CREATION STRATEGY SUPPORTS ITS IOT DEPLOYMENT IN EUROPE
Hans Peter Nudling
Advantech European new growth strategy targets revenues of €350m by 2025; the company will accelerate deployment as it celebrates its 25th year in Europe. A new model of co-creating with various domain fields’ partners will also help deliver the Industrial IoT (IIoT) ecosystem, culminating with an IoT Co-Creation Summit scheduled for November 2018.
dvantech, a leader in global intelligent systems (stock symbol: 2395), revealed its European growth strategy as it enters its next phase of IoT development. The company is targeting revenues of €350m across Europe by 2025. Advantech is accelerating the deployment of branch locations throughout the region, to better leverage its 25 years of local industry experience. A new co-creation model is also being adopted by the company to construct the Industrial IoT (IIoT) ecosystem and strengthen the influence of vertical domains. This will culminate with an IoT Co-Creation Summit scheduled for November 1-2, 2018 in Suzhou (China), where a new vision for the next phase of IoT development will be mapped out along with industry partners.
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“Advantech’s brand recognition in IoT and Industry 4.0 has grown significantly across Europe” said Hans-Peter Nüdling, Associate Vice President eIoT. “The company opened a new European Service Center in Eindhoven recently. The completion of this center is Advantech’s first step towards becoming Europe’s most comprehensive IoT solutions provider.” This expanded, smart European HQ facility also includes a warehouse and production plant. The company employs some 400 people here in Europe and has a strong presence in 10 European countries. A new branch location was opened in Stockholm last year. “Advantech customers benefit from our very large production capacity” explained Jash Bansidhar, European Sector Head Industrial IoT Group “Headquarters in Taiwan also assist with the optimization of local organizations, talent and culture, and will also seek business opportunities through a regional advisory board. An increased sales presence here is one of the company’s primary goals to actively respond to recent developments in Industry 4.0 trends in the EU.”
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Various Advantech product divisions from headquarters are now fully connected with European frontline business teams, and the compound annual growth rate from 2014 to 2017 has reached 25%. Over the next three years Advantech will seek to 1) elevate operation levels in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands; 2) establish branch offices in emerging European locations for conducting business and providing technical support; and 3) focus on key industries, such as machine and factory automation, medical, transportation and automotive, as well as expanding deployment in Germany, the UK and the Netherlands. To assist with the companyâ€™s growth strategy for IoT development and help various fields adopting intelligence solutions, Advantech will host for customers and partners an IoT Co-Creation Summit this coming November. The summit will take place at the International Expo Center in Suzhou (China) on November 1-2, 2018, where the results of cooperating with various eco-partners will be showcased. www.advantech.com MORE INFORMATION 15 | Industry EMEA | July 2018
BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGY MAKES CONNECTIVITY EASY – EASY MATING, EASY CLEANING, EASY INTEGRATION – WITH BRAND-NEW FISCHER FREEDOMTM SERIES
Fischer Connectors, the global connectivity solution provider of high-performance circular connector and cable assemblies, continues to push the boundaries of technological innovation in rugged miniaturization, high-speed data transmission, sealing, and wearability.
ommitted to making its customers’ lives easier, on 11th June 2018 Fischer Connectors is launching a breakthrough plug & use connectivity technology with its new product line: the Fischer FreedomTM Series and its first product: the Fischer LP360TM.
Thanks to these innovations, the Fischer FreedomTM Series facilitates integration, maximizes usability and optimizes cable management for a wide variety of applications within markets such as defense, security, medical, industrial and civil engineering – to name just a few.
The Fischer FreedomTM Series revolutionizes wearable connectivity, as it meets design engineers’ urgent needs for designing and connecting portable and body-worn applications quickly and easily, thanks to three breakthrough technology innovations:
“Our core mission at Fischer Connectors is to make our customers' lives easier with a collaborative approach and tailored connectivity solutions,“ says Jonathan Brossard, Fischer Connectors Group’s CEO. “The creation of the Fischer FreedomTM Series is evidence that our mission actually strengthens our customers’ abilities to design for their markets. Reimagining connectivity like we’ve shown in the new Fischer Freedom™ Series allows those customers to turn their ambitious ideas into solutions that fit their world and help them break into new markets as well.”
• Mating – no key code allows for 3600 mating “freedom” • Locking – ball-locking mechanism with sealing and variable pre-defined force (patent pending) • Materials – specially designed pins on the plug are IP68 sealed with a membrane (patent pending)
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Threefold usability The new Fischer FreedomTM Series and the Fischer LP360TM set a new standard in usability, which is threefold.
The Fischer FreedomTM Series is ideal for a wide variety of portable and body-worn applications within markets such as defense, security, medical, industrial and civil engineering.
The new product line makes end users’ lives easier by reducing cognitive, weight and reliability burdens thanks to: 1. Easy mating. Mating the Fischer LP360TM becomes as intuitive as buttoning up a vest – without compromising on the high-performance reliability required in harsh environments. 2. Easy cleaning. The new connector is fully cleanable (both plug and receptacle) and is easy to use and maintain with a faster set up and improved durability. The Fischer FreedomTM Series also makes the life of design engineers easier, as it meets their need to easily and seamlessly integrate connectors – with or without cables – into multifunctional portable or body-worn devices.
Optimized cable management The Fischer FreedomTM Series optimizes cable management with an extremely reliable connectivity ecosystem. As the Fischer LP360TMhas no key code, it offers 3600 mating “freedom”, meaning it can be plugged and routed
In certain applications, the need for cable can be eliminated completely (cf. point 3 above).
Shared data and power bus opens up new opportunities in smart clothing and IoT The usability as well as the integrability of the Fischer FreedomTM Series connectivity solutions contribute to making wearable devices smaller, faster and smarter – and, ultimately, to making high-performance and smart clothing a reality.
3. Easy integration. Thanks to its compact and low-profile design, the Fischer LP360TM is easy to integrate into clothing with devices and subsystems; via the panel-mounted plug interface, cables can even be removed completely, and the connector can be directly integrated into the housing of such devices as a camera, a sensor, a light, a GPS.
in any direction, ensuring that the cable can always go straight to the device. No more twists and turns means shorter cables in the equipment body-worn by dismounted soldiers, healthcare professionals or patients, civil engineers, surveyors and operators, and law enforcement officers and security guards.
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increased, making equipment lighter and faster to set up. These benefits also open up further opportunities in the Internet of Things (IoT).
twists, turns and tangles. In certain applications, the need for cable can be eliminated completely when the plug is integrated directly into the housing of devices such as a camera, a sensor, a light, or a GPS. It offers, in that sense, the “wireless (cable-free) without the hassle of the wireless” and thus paves the way for further expansion into breakthrough connectivity solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT).” Vanheertum concludes: “The creation of a brand-new product line with breakthrough connectivity technology at its heart, as embodied by the Fischer Freedom™ Series, isn’t something that happens every day. It’s an exceptional honor for me to have managed this product development and to plan the future expansion of this new product line.”
Wim Vanheertum, Director of Product Management at Fischer Connectors, explains: ”The Fischer FreedomTM Series offers a unique connectivity solution that has been thought of and designed entirely from the outset for the benefit of our customers. It fulfills in a unique way the need for usability and easy integration that our customers, the design engineers, constantly express – and also our customers’ customers: those who use the applications they have designed. Our breakthrough lightweight, compact, extremely reliable and intuitive solution is easy to integrate into applications operating in diverse and challenging environments, including portable and wearable electronic ecosystems delivering power and data with optimized cabling: the cable can always go in a straight line to the device, without any
Main features and benefits The low-profile, rugged and versatile Fischer LP360TM is the first product in the Fischer FreedomTM Series:
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• Signal & power through 7 contacts, up to 24AWG compatible with up to 3x 5A power and 4x 1A signal with USB 2.0 and Ethernet data protocols - Receptacle: Panel mount with O-ring sealing, or integration as a wearable solution - Plug: Easy cabling (up to 24AWG), with or without potting – bend relief or overmolding – panel plug version for direct integration into the housing of an application
• High-performance reliability - Robust stainless steel & brass design for longevity (min. 10,000 mating cycles) - R esistant to shock, vibration, torque and extreme temperatures - Tested in line with MIL and IEC standards Trend Paper on wearable technologies To mark the launch of the Fischer FreedomTM Series, Fischer Connectors has published a Trend Paper authored by Research & Innovation Manager Jean-Marie Buchilly. The world is on the cusp of an explosion in wearable technologies – a new category that will revolutionize B2C and B2B markets. This paper gives an overview of current trends in wearable technologies, and dives deeper into emerging applications in diverse markets with a special focus on B2B applications: healthcare, industry, robotics, defense and sport. It presents exciting examples of how wearables are impacting users’ and designers’ lives – improving health and safety, convenience and performance, with connectivity playing a crucial role.
More information • Fischer FreedomTM Series: www.fischerconnectors.com/global/en/freedom-seriesbreakthrough-plug-use-connectivity-technology • Trend paper: Emerging Trends in Wearable Technology Across Several Markets www.fischerconnectors.com/global/en/connectivitysolutions-wearable-technologies • Fischer Connectors’ website: www.fischerconnectors.com
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DELTA ELECTRONICS CREATES A PERFORMANCE TO REMEMBER AT WEMBLEY ARENA
In a city already brimming with famous landmarks, the imposing SSE Arena Wembley in London holds a special place in the hearts of many. For generations, it has been a venue where memories have been created, thanks to it hosting countless music, comedy, family entertainment and sporting events since it opened its doors in 1934.
riginally commissioned to host the British Empire Games, since then it has been home to popular TV shows like the X-Factor, while also being a highprofile platform for artists ranging from Tom Jones to Def Leppard to perform to their thousands of fans.
Engineered for excellence Surprisingly, the building’s striking and distinctive shape is not the result of an architect’s creative streak, but that of the enthusiasm building engineer Sir Owen Williams had for reinforced concrete construction. Sir Owen saw Wembley as a potential opportunity to show how attractive looking and ground-breaking architecture could be when using the material for buildings. Despite its unconventional start, the venue’s look has certainly stood the test of time, and now Wembley Arena – which boasts 12,500 seats – has Grade II listed building protection bestowed upon it by Historic England, the Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England.
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Technology meets tradition While the building has remained largely unchanged externally, visitor and audience expectations have of course evolved considerably over the last 80 years, as has the technology used to bring an event to life. To meet nextgeneration requirements, today, state-of-the-art Delta Electronics LED 50/50 Strip Displays are being used to bring attention-grabbing images to the 53 metre wide gable on the top section of the arena. Installing such technology into the building’s unusual shape was far from easy, and it was down to the expertise of Visual Technology to merge new technology with historical design, which presented it with a number of installation challenges. First, the top section of the building rises to 14 metres at its highest point, and down to a mere metre at its shortest point. Added to that, Visual Technology’s expert team had little space in which to conduct the installation; after all, Wembley was built in an era way before such displays were common, and making room behind the façade for their installation was not a priority for Sir Owen. Second, a further
any global brands associated with an event, like Coca-Cola or Pepsi. Given the arena’s prominence and the stunning images produced by Delta Electronics’ LED 50/50 Strip Displays, it has also been used for displaying seasonal greetings as well as for sharing messages of solidarity following high-profile tragedies in the UK and overseas.
consequence of the building’s design meant that the small space behind the façade - combined with the prodigious heat generated by the ‘greenhouse effect’ of the glass created a very hot working environment for the team to operate. Despite these obstacles, from an advertiser’s investment perspective, the display still had to be highly reliable and capable of showing images consistently all through the year, irrespective of the weather. One final consideration for Visual Technology, was the request by Historic England that the building’s iconic design would not be compromised by the installation of the displays; it insisted on at least 50% transparency to enabled sight through the displays, so the back wall was still visible to passers-by.
To date, the arena’s not reported any major problems, and that’s thanks to Delta Electronics’ products’ versatility and legendary reliability. As a result, Delta Electronics is the choice for installers or customers, who can choose from a wide array of display technologies including: rear projection DLP video cubes, super thin-bezel LCD screens, highresolution indoor/outdoor LED displays, high-resolution projection and its Distributive Vision Control Systems. Commenting on their deployment, James Saunders, Chief Operating Officer, Wembley Arena, said: “With a building as iconic as Wembley Arena, it is our responsibility to strike a careful balance between maintaining its heritage while embracing the future. Vision Technology’s sensitive integration of Delta Electronics’ LED 50/50 Strip Displays satisfies both requirements, heightening the experience for visitors while driving value for acts hosted here and for our event sponsors.” With Wembley Arena already boasting a proud history, it seems it is set to continue to make an impression both now and in the future, thanks to the spectacular performance delivered by Delta Electronics.
Complex challenges resolved by LED strip displays from Delta Electronics Given these challenging requirements, Visual Technology decided that an LED solution was best suited to Wembley’s needs. With its interactive technologies for large exhibitions, tradeshows and command/control room environments, Delta Electronics’ LED 50/50 Strip Display made an ideal choice for this application; not just for its flexibility, but also for the company’s proven reliability in even the most demanding environments. Mounted inside the building to preserve the entire façade unaltered, Delta Electronics’ LED solution displays information in support of events that are taking place inside Wembley Arena, as well as tour posters or adverts for
Maintaining a peak performance with Delta Electronics and Visual Technology To ensure that the displays always perform as expected, Visual Technology inspects the system twice yearly, and thoroughly assesses many critical components like fans, control equipment and PC and video processors, while also checking that mechanical connections are firmly located.
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SAVE ON ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND COST WITH THE NEW RANGE OF AIR PREPARATION PRODUCTS FROM EMERSON
The ASCO Numatics™ 653 Series air preparation products suitable for applications where high-flow-rate is required.
merson announces the introduction of the ASCO Numatics 653 Series of air preparation products. Available in 3/4” and 1” port sizes, the 653 Series has a high flow rate for its size. This enables customers to power more products from the same Filter-Regulator or Lubricator (FRL), or reduce pressure drop across the system, both of which enable potential energy and cost savings. The range of the 651, 652 and 653 Series consists of filters, regulators, filter regulators, lubricators, soft starts, quick exhausts, diverter blocks and shut off valves.
“The introduction of our 653 Series greatly expands our global offering of high-flow air preparation products.” said Scott Weickel, Vice President of Engineering for Machine Automation applications at Emerson. “The addition of the new port sizes enables international manufacturers to select a comprehensive range of advanced technology air preparation products in sizes ranging from 1/8 to 1”, all from one supplier. This makes selection and purchasing simpler.” With the industry’s highest flow characteristics, related to size, the ASCO Numatics 651, 652, and 653 Series are ideal for use in any application that requires high volumes of air or where space is limited. Original equipment manufacturers 15 | Industry EMEA | July 2018
will benefit from the wide temperature range (-40°C to 80°C), and ATEX and CUTR certification, which enables this product to be used in challenging and harsh environments, and applications such as valve piloting in the process industry. The modular air preparation products have a robust construction and are easy to assemble, mount, and position. New endplate flanges allow the removal of the manifold assembly without disconnecting the piping. The 651, 652 and 653 Series incorporate front-facing easyto-read, low-profile gauges. Optional integral red/green pressure range indicators make it easy to monitor the desired pressure. The small footprint and clean lines help achieve robust, modern-looking equipment. Long-lasting laser-etched tags and covers ensure product information will remain visible even in challenging - environments. In addition, an optional 3-micron pleated pre-filter has been added to the line’s coalescing filters and coalescing filter/ regulator combination units. This eliminates the need for a separate particulate filter unit and reduces cost, size, and weight. www.emerson.com
SAM FISHER SHARES INSIGHTS ON HOW PARTNERING WITH MICROSOFT ON AN AI PROJECT IS TRANSFORMING OIL ANALYSIS
Bureau Veritas Global Oil Condition Monitoring Expert spoke at Lubmat 2018 in San Sebastian, Spain.
ureau Veritas’Global Oil Condition Monitoring Director, Sam Fisher, was a keynote speaker at the Lubricants, Tribology and Condition Monitoring Conference and Exhibition held on June 5-6, 2018 at Miramar Palace in San Sebastian, Spain. Joined by Salma Houmymid from Microsoft, Sam gave a presentation on the topic of ‘Artificial Intelligence Transforms Oil Analysis: A Case Study of Predictive Analytics’. The presentation looked at how Bureau Veritas is leveraging both a vast wealth of historical data and cutting edge A.I. technology, powered by Microsoft’s Cortana tool.
Bureau Veritas has a global network of 17 Oil Condition Monitoring laboratories, supporting client by identifying trends in wear and contamination and pinpoint changes in the physical properties of lubricants, fuels and coolants to improve equipment reliability. www.bureauveritas.com MORE INFORMATION
In 2017, Bureau Veritas partnered with Microsoft to leverage machine learning in the area of predictive commentary and recommendations. During their address, Sam and Salma discussed the basic design decisions and the various resulting benefits, such as improved repeatability and improved data insights for the customer.
Sam Fisher earned his Bachelor of Science from Bath University UK, and has a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Florida. Sam has over 15 years of commercial laboratory management experience and during that time has consistently focused on utilizing digital solutions to improve customer experience and streamline operations.
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DELTA AND REDINGTON GULF SIGN PARTNERSHIP TO DISTRIBUTE UNINTERRUPTABLE POWER SUPPLY (UPS) SYSTEMS IN EAST AFRICA
Delta, a global leader in power and thermal management solutions, today announced the signing of a partnership agreement that designates Redington Gulf as its authorised distributor of its Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) systems in East Africa. Redington Gulf is a prominent distributor specialised in providing end-to-end supply chain solutions in this high-growth market in East Africa.
he aforementioned agreement is expected to create synergies resulting from the integration of Delta’s state-of-the-art UPS systems and Redington Gulf’s local market expertise, partner ecosystem and services platform to ultimately enhance the power reliability, protection and efficiency of various mission critical applications in the region.
Speaking about the announcement, Mr. Motaz Al Ma’ani, Senior Manager & General Manager, Middle East & Africa, Delta Electronics EMEA Region, stressed that the growth of a business should never be at risk of limitation or delay due to avoidable technical restrictions of existing power hardware. He also added that with its Datacentre and UPS solutions, Delta delivers a competitive edge to companies that are reliant on first rate power solutions.
“Delta’s flexible and scalable UPS solutions are built to be easy to expand as required and to accommodate the demand for power protection” said Mr. Al Ma’ani. “We are committed to improving the solutions we offer through advanced technology and innovation, to ensure that we meet the needs of our consumers while delivering utmost value and efficiency,” he concluded. Also commenting about the agreement, Redington Gulf President, IT Volume Africa, Mr. Aloysius Fernandes, said that the partnership would reinforce its vision of being the leading Value-Added Distributor and Service Provider for all 15 | Industry EMEA | July 2018
global brands in IT and Telecommunications for Middle, East, Africa, Turkey and CIS countries. “We are excited to be affiliated and named as the distributor of choice for the world recognised brand, Delta Electronics. Indeed, this is a great addition to our growing portfolio,” he stated. The announcement is timely and comes as a relief to many companies, as the lack of a stable electricity supply is often cited as a major constraint of doing business in East Africa. It is estimated that power outages often lead to losses of 1% -2% of the annual GDP. 78.9% of businesses in the region report having experienced electrical outages. In a typical month, the number of outages is about nine, with the average duration of an outage lasting for six hours – which has a considerable impact for any business competing in today’s always connected, digital economy.
in Saudi Arabia, benefit from the high-quality power protection provided by our systems. Our UPSs are designed to work as advanced power managers capable of ensuring the availability of an uninterrupted power supply while safeguarding against several potential energy issues, including voltage surges and spikes, voltage sags, total power failure and frequency differences. www.delta-emea.com
Delta’s entry into East Africa - as supported by Redington Gulf - will see businesses gain access to a stable and consistent power supply even during supply failures, which will greatly reduce costs to a business and drive competitiveness while ensuring operations continue to run smoothly. The award-winning Delta Electronics’ UPS systems are trusted as the ideal power solutions by a wide range of industries spanning from financial institutions, to IT centres and SMEs. For example, mission critical applications in airline companies in the Middle East and telecom carriers 15 | Industry EMEA | July 2018
HYGIENIC PRESSURE SENSOR PP20H WITH CONDENSATERESISTANT MEASURING CELL FOR INCREASED OPERATING SAFETY
With a condensate-proof measuring cell, excellent temperature and long-term stability, the hygienic pressure sensor PP20H contributes towards process safety even in demanding environments.
With a new generation of hygienic pressure sensors in the PP20H family, Baumer closes a gap in its portfolio and also offers an attractively-priced solution for demanding hygienic applications.
he sensor has a robust, IP69K-rated stainless steel housing which is designed to handle a variety of applications, and is equipped with a condensateproof silicon measuring cell. Its scaled pressure range from -1 to 40 bar and wide range of process connections make it extremely versatile. It is available with 4 ... 20 mA signal and IO-Link. It complies with the strict hygiene requirements in the food and pharmaceutical industries and is CIP and SIPcapable.
Thanks to the hermetically-sealed measuring element, the measuring cell is completely insensitive to condensate, even with extreme temperature fluctuations in damp environments. Together with its excellent temperature and long-term stability and high accuracy, the sensor guarantees demanding hygienic processes are monitored, controlled and regulated safely.
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This compact pressure sensor covers the wide media temperature range from -20Â°C to 125Â°C without requiring a cooling line, providing space-savings in installation. Additionally, a variety of applications can be covered by just one sensor model. This saves on storage and reduces costs. Several sensors can be simultaneously configured via IOLink. This simplifies switching point adjustment for different process stages at start-up or batch changes and saves time. Diagnostic data can be instantly called up and evaluated, which increases system availability. The modular sensor structure enables shipment within 48 hours after receipt of order (ARO). www.baumer.com/PP20H
MX 32 RECEIVES CSA APPROVAL
Oldham, a company within the 3M Personal Safety Division, is pleased to announce that the MX 32 gas detection controller has been certified by Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and now carries the CSA mark of approval. The MX 32 has been certified for use in Ordinary Locations according to CSA standards C22.2 No. 0-10, 61010-12 and UL 61010-1.
he MX 32 is a compact, low-profile controller that continuously monitors multiple gas detection sensors.
The versatile control system is designed to receive and supervise up to 8 inputs using either Wheatstone bridge mV DC sensors, 4-20mA DC or Serial RS-485 Modbusâ„˘. It can be customized and expanded based on individual application needs using Oldhamâ€™s stackable din-rail mounted I/O modules. Modules can be installed remotely to simplify field wiring and reduce costs. All modules are also covered by the CSA certification.
The MX 32 comes with unique features: graphic display, voting function, gas measurement, event data logging, RS 485 output, and on-board A/V alarms. It is completely field programmable using COM 32, an advanced and intuitive programming software. www.gasdetection.3M.com
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PIONEERING RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECT BENEFITS FROM PRECISION MOTION CONTROL: HEASON TECHNOLOGY DELIVERS ETHERCAT MOTION SOLUTION FOR SWIFT TG’S NOVEL WINDSURF VERTICAL AXIS WIND TURBINE
Design concept for STGES’s WindSurf VAWT.
Swift TG Energy Scotland Ltd.(STGES), the renewables technology division of the SWIFT TG Group, has developed an innovative active-pitch Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT) called WindSurf - where multi-axis EtherCAT motion control executes CFD derived algorithms to dynamically position aerofoil blades in realtime – offering increased efficiency and operability over similar technologies, as well as challenging the location siting limitations of the Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine (HAWT).
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eason Technology, the leading motion systems designer and manufacturer, has worked closely with STGES’s engineers from the initial WindSurf design concept and through the project’s development stages providing prototype systems and application support for a tightly synchronised six-axis EtherCAT system that manages all of the motion control, maths functions and I/O interfacing as a single stand-alone solution.
The basics for the WindSurf VAWT comprises five individual 6 metre high vertical aerofoils that are arranged and supported on upper and lower 'spider arms that drive the generator. Each aerofoil’s angular pitch position is referenced and synchronised to the overall assembly’s rotation axis to create maximum rotation of the VAWT. Imagine Ferris wheel physics but rather than the passive geometry of other VAWTs, where the blades assume position through wind pressure, the WindSurf’s aerofoils are positioned independently by a direct-drive servo motor and encoder to determine optimal pitch. Furthermore, the angular position for each aerofoil is calculated and dynamically set in real-time from the motion controller using the complex algorithms predetermined by the STGES’s CFD software modelled control strategy. Other system components include sensors that determine wind speed and wind direction whilst a rotary angle encoder on the WindSurf’s main shaft provides the control system with position and velocity feedback of the main rotor. The
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STGES’s five aerofoil WindSurf VAWT.
central shaft also houses a slip ring assembly that delivers power and signal information from a ground station cabinet to the rotating platform, where the motion controls and servo drives are located.
From the outset, for cost and performance reasons, it was considered important that the motion system would need to have the integral capability for complex maths rather than stream position and velocity information from a remote PC or another controller source to individual drives on the rotating platform. To maintain the subtle changes in angular
Heason Technology’s solution has addressed these complex requirements through the powerful motion and machine control capabilities of Kollmorgen’s AKD- PCMM programmable drive as an EtherCAT multi-axis master and intelligent AKD-N series servo drives as slaves. With the main rotor considered an axis as far as the control system is concerned, its position and velocity is monitored by the AKD-PCMM to maintain full synchronization for the five AKD-N’s which drive KDM series frameless servo motors directly mounted on each of the five aerofoil shafts. As a Kollmorgen Certified Channel Partner for Kollmorgen for the UK, Heason Technology has extensive expertise in industrial automation and research-based motion control application with the global motion equipment manufacturer. The high performance yet extremely compact AKD-PCMM motion controller has the ability to control and tightly synchronise motion for up to 10 drive axes at update rates of 1 millisecond. As an EtherCAT Master and with a single and scalable program development and set-up environment, the AKD-PCMM has extensive maths functions and interactive machine I/O capability. For the WindSurf VAWT, this space saving solution provided all of
Before explaining the motion system in more detail, it is useful to look at the way STGES’s WindSurf achieves its performance: Initially the control system ensures that the VAWT’s active pitch aerofoils are positioned to create optimal starting conditions. Put simply, this procedure uses the external sensors to gauge the wind speed and direction and then orientate each aerofoil in the same way that a sail would be sheeted-in to catch the wind. As rotation begins, each aerofoil blade is then dynamically and independently adjusted for pitch angle to increase the VAWT’s speed. As the WindSurf’s speed increases due to the continued resetting of each angular position, the aerofoil’s function actually change from a sail-like behaviour to that of an aeroplane wing where lift is generated. In this way, the Windsurf assumes and maintains optimal speed to drive the turbine and generate power efficiently and continuously, even under variable wind conditions.
position in real-time, in line with wind characteristics and platform speed, servo update rates in the region of one millisecond are required. There is also a requirement to provide data upstream – eventually to The Cloud for remote management of the VAWT.
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STGES’s WindSurf VAWT in the wind tunnel at the development stage showing the five direct drive servo motors at the base of the lower spider arm.
the functionality to take on STGES’s control strategy with the high-speed EtherCAT protocol communicating position commands to the servo drives and providing an external EtherCAT link for direct access. Kollmorgen’s AKD-N servo drives in combination with the frameless KBM motors make an extremely compact package and have the further advantage of one-cable connection for both motor power and feedback interfacing - simplifying installation and reducing inventory costs. With a central power supply located on the stationary side, these high performance drives are arranged on the rotating side of the WindSurf VAWT. The AKD-N + KDM motor’s servo feedback includes Zettlex’s IncOder™ inductive angle encoders – also a Heason Technology distribution partner product and well proven in arduous application conditions.
Heason Technology also supplies other equipment for WindSurf from other distribution partners. The motion system is completed with the central shaft’s precise rotation and speed which is managed through an incremental encoder from Renishaw whilst a precision slip ring assembly from Stemmann transfers DC power for the drives as well as EtherCAT level communications through the rotating platform. The WindSurf VAWT concept independently micro-positions its five aerofoil blades using a rigorous control strategy that has been developed by STGES’s engineers through extensive 15 | Industry EMEA | July 2018
CFD modelling. The technology successfully overcomes the disadvantages of lift based VAWTs that cannot self-start and drag based VAWTs that have low efficiency. VAWTs do not require the smooth non-turbulent air that is essential for HAWTs and as such may be sited almost anywhere to take advantage of brownfield sites, industrial areas and even as infill for widely spaced HAWTs in open areas. In this way the innovative WindSurf concept not only provides the renewable energy industry with a compelling alternative to other VAWT designs but also provides viable competition as a lower-cost alternative to HAWTs for renewable energy for small to medium wind systems (10 to 50 kW). Heason Technology have now supplied several sets of motion equipment to STGES for prototype use as the WindSurf VAWT continues through its development. Heason Technology, through its own in-house systems integration capability, designs and builds high precision positioning and automation systems. STGES has been supported by funding via the Scottish Enterprise SMART scheme in the feasibility stages and more recently Innovate UK for the prototype build and is partnered with an established European energy company to commercialise this exciting renewables technology. www.heason.com www.swifttgenergy.com
VERLINDE UNVEILS A NEW LOGO TO REFLECT ITS REPUTATION OF ENERGY
To celebrate its 160th anniversary, Verlinde is unveiling a new visual identity to represent its dynamism more effectively.
he basic elements, the Capital V accompanied by the hook, a symbol of the Verlinde brand and of lifting, remain unchanged. What does change are the typography and the colour - rejuvenated and offering greater impact. M. Beaussart, Marketing Manager, describes it as â€œrenewal in the context of continuityâ€?. The new logo has already been introduced on the Website as this change initiates a significant reduction of printed material at Verlinde in a move to be more environmentfriendly. The 30 families of products each of which is listed in sales documents (in several languages) are now online in digital format (pdf). The catalogue and general price list are the only documents that are still issued in paper format and to which the new logo will be gradually introduced. MORE INFORMATION
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THE OLCT 100 RECEIVES A NEW INFRARED SENSOR FOR REFRIGERANTS AND SF6
Oldham launches a new infrared sensor for the OLCT 100 detector.
he OLCT 100 is a 4-20 mA analog gas transmitter designed for industrial applications in hazardous locations.
Oldham, a company within the 3M Group, Personal Safety Division, is pleased to announce the launch of a new infrared sensor for detection of refrigerant gases and SF6. The applications for this new sensor are numerous and the markets for its use are global: Cooling industry (refrigeration and air-conditioning), Food industry, High and Medium Voltage switch protection, automotive industry, etc.
The new infrared sensor will provide a real advantage in terms of HFO fluid detection (hydro-fluoro-olefins) that are found in many applications, since it replaces the HFC (hydrofluoro-carbons) that were formally used. Although other technologies are reliable to detect HFO, it still requires a lot of maintenance. As it is necessary to test the detector after each gas exposure to check that it is functioning properly (for catalytic sensors). Furthermore, experience shows that it is impossible to prevent leaks from these machines, as there is often fifty ppm of HFO inside the 15 | Industry EMEA | July 2018
filling machine housings, and that is close to the detectors. In these conditions, the detectors should be tested every day, which is a lot of maintenance and headaches for the production line operators. Thanks to the infrared technology, this problem has been solved! The operating principle is based on the reduction of infrared radiation when gas is present. There is no chemical reaction or modification to the structure of the HFO molecule. The sensor is not damaged by the continuous presence of gas or over-exposures of gas. The advantages are multiple: - Reduced maintenance - MTBF (mean time before failure) is 5 years - No interference from CO2, C1 to C5 alkanes (methane, ethane, propane, butane, pentane) or from NH3 - Very stable even in case of variations in humidity level or temperature www.gasdetection.3M.com
MAGNETOSTRICTIVE LINEAR POSITION SENSOR FOR EXPLOSION HAZARD AREAS
Control and shut-off valves are used for oil and gas transmission in refineries and petrochemical plants. The valve position is regulated using the position measuring systems, because they are extremely reliable, especially in very harsh environments. When explosion protection has the highest priority, the new, certified position measuring system BTL7-T500 from Balluff is the right choice.
ith its many international approvals, such as ATEX and IECex, the BTL7-T500 offers a broad range of applications, high reliability and safe operation in explosion hazard areas of Zone 0 and Zone 1. This means for example it can be used as well for continuous level measurement in refinery tanks. The Profibus interface offers great flexibility. The position measuring system can be quickly adapted, saves time in installation and means rapid diagnostics of possible errors. This shortens commissioning time of systems and maintenance when service calls are needed. A single cable suffices for hookup (BUS-in-out, power).
The non-contact and thereby wear-free magnetostrictive measuring system in the stainless steel housing with IP 67 protection is not only extremely insensitive to contamination, but also shock rated to 100 g. It also withstands vibration up to 12 g. With a resolution of 1Âľm and repeat accuracy of 10Âľm it operates with extreme precision and is also the ideal solution when position and speed measurement needs to be performed simultaneously in a system.
BTL linear magnetostrictive transducers from Balluff in the rod style and installed in hydraulic cylinders have for decades proven their reliability in the most demanding areas of application. The magnetostrictive operating principle allows it to be installed in hermetically sealed housings. The position information is transmitted without contact via magnetic fields through the housing wall into the interior of the sensor. www.balluff.com
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NSK MOLDED-OIL BEARINGS OFFER LONG LIFE AT FOOD PLANTS Housed bearings (made of stainless steel in this case) are also included in the MoldedOil range.
Lubricant is durably incorporated inside a stable carrier medium of Molded-Oil bearings.
In the food industry, comprehensive cleaning regimes are commonplace as companies look to meet stringent sector requirements on hygiene. However, such practices can prove detrimental to production line components, not least the bearings that provide motion in critical machinery, equipment and systems.
ere, spraying with hot steam, high-pressure water jets or very strong cleaning agents can cause two principal problems: foreign objects entering the bearings; and lubricant being washed out of the bearings. For these reasons, NSK offers a comprehensive range of Molded-Oil bearings that is purpose-designed to deliver extended operating life in harsh food industry environments.
The lubricant within Molded-Oil bearings is durably incorporated inside a stable carrier medium, namely an oil-impregnated polyofin resin. This type of lubricant cannot be washed away by steam or liquids, and prevents contamination from entering the bearing. Moreover, as the carrier only releases the lubricant slowly, sufficient lubrication is maintained over a long operating period. A wide range of Molded-Oil bearings is available, including deep groove ball bearings, spherical roller bearings and tapered roller bearings, in several product series and in special forms such as housed bearing units. The range also includes Molded-Oil bearings made of stainless steel.
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These advanced products are suited to a broad range of food industry applications, where many manufacturers of machines and systems install Molded-Oil bearings as part of the original equipment. However, they are also ideal for retrofit applications. A case in point can be seen at a British food manufacturer, where the standard deep groove ball bearings in a seventrack conveyor system were only lasting for a period of four months. The reason was water penetration within the bearings during daily washouts, which resulted in costly maintenance work and damage to the conveyor belts. Each time there was a failure, the company had to endure downtime of 24 hours, creating a considerable dip in productivity. After inspecting the bearings, NSK recommended using stainless steel bearings with Molded-Oil lubrication and DU seals on both sides. Subsequently, bearing operating life increased three-fold, to 12 months, while bearing-related maintenance costs (including downtime) were reduced by more than â‚Ź52,000 annually.
NEWS Diagrammatic representation of Molded-Oil bearings.
In moisture and dust-contaminated environments, the service life of stainless steel Molded-Oil bearings is more than twice that of bearings with conventional grease lubrication.
The use of Molded-Oil bearings significantly reduces the need to service conveyor belts in a frozen pizza production line.
After replacing standard bearings with MoldedOil bearings, a large bakery was able to save approximately €9,400 annually in maintenance and downtime costs.
The story was similar at a manufacturer of frozen pizzas, where failures were being experienced every four weeks on the belt tensioner serving one of the company’s food conveyors. Regular cleaning of the production line with water had led to corrosion. Moreover, the grease lubricant had been washed out of the bearings, and the seals were damaged. NSK inspected the application and again recommended the use of Molded-Oil bearings made from stainless steel. This resulted in a significantly prolonged operating life, plus annual cost savings of approximately €15,700.
Experts from NSK found that the breakdowns were caused by contamination penetrating the bearing raceways. The customer subsequently followed NSK's recommendation to install Molded-Oil deep groove ball bearings made of stainless steel with DU seals on both sides, a move that has led to far fewer replacements. This yet again confirms one of NSK’s “rules of thumb”: in applications where the environment is contaminated by moisture and dust, the service life of Molded-Oil bearings in stainless steel is more than twice that of bearings with conventional grease lubrication. MORE INFORMATION
Elsewhere, the bearings of belt pulleys within the cakecutting machines at a large bakery were failing on a constant basis. Each year, approximately 20 sets of bearings had to be replaced due to failures every 4 to 6 weeks. After analysis by NSK, it emerged that the primary cause was water and dust infiltrating the bearings. NSK therefore recommended replacement with Molded-Oil bearings. A test was run and the operating life of the bearings increased to 26 weeks. This significantly boosted the productivity of the manufacturing line, helping the user to save approximately €9,400 annually in maintenance and downtime costs.
filters-out coarse and non-fermenting material prior to the fermentation stage. Failures were occurring repeatedly in the bearings of the rotary screen and disrupting the overall operation of the biogas plant. Every six weeks on average, the deep groove ball bearings with contact seals had to be replaced. Each rotor has two bearings and there are two rotors per rotary screen. Replacement time was one hour each.
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SAFE AS WELL AS EFFICIENT
In 2017 Iscar and Ingersoll received a license for cutting tools. Through the large offering of tool manufacturers Safe-Lock™ has become a standard for many industries. Picture: Haimer
The HAIMER Safe-Lock™ pull out protection system is becoming the industry standard.
he HAIMER Safe-Lock™ pull out protection system ensures safe cutting tool clamping. Special drive keys in the tool holder perfectly match the spiral shaped grooves on the cutting tool shank, thus creating frictional clamping forces and a positive locking form-fit. This effectively prevents the cutting tool from pulling out of the tool holder. Furthermore, it increases the productivity through faster permissible speeds and increased tool life.
By now Safe-Lock™ has become a de-facto standard in the area of tool holding for milling operations. Within the last ten years, since the introduction of the Safe-Lock™ system, it has been confirmed over and over that this method of clamping the tool is often clearly superior to conventional Milling Chucks and Weldon shanked tool holders. This is proven by a large number of license partners, some of which rank amongst the world’s leading cutting tool and tool holder manufactures - for example Walter, Widia, Sandvik Coromant, Seco Tools, Sumitomo, Kennametal, Helical, Emuge Franken, Data Flute, Niagara, OSG and Mapal. In 2017, Iscar and Ingersoll also decided to offer tools with the Safe-Lock™ shank. Furthermore, the shrink, collet and hydraulic chuck Safe-Lock™ tool holder portfolio has become much larger within the last few years. In addition to 15 | Industry EMEA | July 2018
the Safe-Lock™ hydraulic chucks from Kennametal, Mapal is already working to introduce its hydraulic chuck offering with Safe-Lock™ to the market. Andreas Haimer, Managing Director of HAIMER GmbH, explains: “We are proud that our Safe-Lock™ pull out protection system has established itself as the new standard in the heavy duty and rough milling industry and is also becoming more and more important in other areas such as trochoidal milling. We are also very happy about our new license partners, who help expand the Safe-Lock™ portfolio and also make it available for more end-users.” Successful in the Aerospace Industry Safe-Lock™ has emerged from the requirements of heavyduty machining, which is a daily challenge in the aerospace and energy producing industries. Innovative materials such as various titanium alloys are not only light, but also very rigid, corrosion resistant and difficult to machine. This doesn’t only affect the machine concepts and processes, but also the cutting tools and tool holders that are being used. Many workpieces are made from a solid block – during this milling process up to 90% of the material is being removed.
MTU Aero Engines manages challenging roughing applications for the military turboprop engine TP400-D6 with Haimer Safe-Lock. MTU is responsible for the TP400-D6’s intermediate-pressure compressor, intermediate-pressure turbine and intermediate-pressure shaft and has a stake in the engine control unit. Furthermore, final assembly of all TP400-D6 production engines takes place at MTU Aero Engines in Munich. Picture: MTU Aero Engines
In order to optimize the process economically as well as qualitatively and in order to achieve a high metal removal rate, high torques and feed rates with low rpms are chosen. But during this High Performance Cutting operation (HPC), high pulling forces occur. In combination with high cutting forces and aggressive feed rates, a flexing movement of the tool in the tool holder is created which in the end increases the risk of tool pull out. This especially affects all the tool holder designs which provide accurate clamping and a high run-out accuracy, like for example shrink, hydraulic or milling chucks.
Higher Productivity with Safe-Lock™ However, Safe-Lock™ has not only found enthusiastic followers in the aerospace industry. Working at Glätzer, Daniel Rautenbach knows how fiercely competitive and thorough the automotive industry can be. The Managing Director of the CNC-Machining Specialists located in Solingen explains: “Perfect quality and delivery reliability are the basic requirements in order to quote in our industry. Pricing is highly competitive.” Therefore, in his business, the difference between profit and loss comes down to process efficiency. Hence quality without compromise is a must. Through one of the biggest projects in this area Ingo Schulten, Operation Manager, became aware of the HAIMER Safe-Lock™ pull out protection system and started using it in the middle of 2013. The specific application was a part for a pneumatically operated truck disk-brake which consisted of spheroidal-graphite cast iron, Type EN-GJS-800-2. In order to mill concave contours the contact between cutting tool and the work piece isn’t just punctual, but it actually covers
As a consequence Safe-Lock™ is now widespread within the aerospace industry. Alexander Steurer, Senior Manager NC - Programming Stator Components at MTU Aero Engines in Munich, explains the decision to use the HAIMER system: “Through the introduction of Safe-Lock™ and the shrinking technology from HAIMER, we can guarantee process reliability even with milling challenging high temperature materials. This is a prerequisite to guarantee smooth processing during manufacturing of frames and castings, given our high degree of automation.“ The combination of pull-out protection and highest concentricity of the SafeLock™ system leads to low vibration and as a result, a very stable machining process. Due to the increased cutting depths and feeds, the metal removal rate can be increased significantly. And thanks to the improved runout accuracy of HAIMER shrink fit chucks, tool life is improved by up to 50%.
The benefits of less than 3 µm runout, that the symmetrical Safe-Lock™ design provides, coupled with optimum balance and the possibility for easy length presetting were substantial reasons for MTU to switch to the HAIMER system instead of continuing to use Whistle Notch or Weldon tooling systems. While these other systems do in fact prevent tool pull out, both are unsymmetrical by design, hence providing insufficient runout and balance accuracy.
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Glätzer CEO Daniel Rautenbach (on the right) and Manager Ingo Schulten are continuously extending the use of HAIMER shrinking technology, with and without Safe- Lock™: “To us the switch to SafeLock™ seemed obvious, like using an electric starter instead of a crank to start a car.” Picture: Haimer
Trochoidal milling makes the milling operation three times faster and deeper, even in hard materials like stainless steel or titanium. Ideal tools for machining are the HAIMER Power Mill end mills with Safe-Lock™-chuck. Picture: Haimer
between 30 or 40 percent of the tool. Ingo Schulten explains: “The extremely high engagement and cutting forces cause the tool to want to pull out from the holder.” The utilized Weldon Chucks ensured that the cutting tool stayed in the holder, but the side lock screw prevented the tool from achieving good runout accuracy. According to Schulten “the tool life was very unstable which even led to tool breakage”. The milling tests with Safe-Lock™ convinced him and the other employees at Glätzer. “To me the switch to Safe-Lock™ seemed obvious, like using an electric starter instead of a crank to start a car” Schulten explained enthusiastically. “The cutting data improved significantly. The tool life increased by 40% consistently.”
Benefits of High Speed Cutting Safe-Lock™ is also becoming increasingly popular in other industries and during HSC machining with high-helix end mills as well as in trochoidal milling. During trochoidal milling operations, where the cutting speed and axial depth of cut can be increased through software support, the productivity is significantly improved. Thus milling operations are carried out three times faster with deeper depths pf cut, even when it comes to hard and difficult to machine materials. However this also increases the danger of tool pull out. Even though only a thin chip is usually removed during trochoidal milling operations, often the entire length of the cutting tool edge is used during the process. This results in higher 15 | Industry EMEA | July 2018
Safe and Efficient Tool Clamping The Safe-Lock™ principle can be explained as follows: spiral-shaped grooves are ground into the cutting tool shank, which have the same angle like that in the tool. In combination with special EDM form closed drive keys in the tool holder (shrink fit chucks, collet chucks or also hydraulic chucks) the grooves prevent the cutting tool from twisting or being pulled out of the chuck during extreme machining, which causes very high costs when producing expensive work pieces. The combination of pull out protection and high runout accuracy leads to less vibrations and very efficient metal removal rates. With this it is possible to increase the metal removal rates significantly by increasing the cutting depth and the feeds. In addition tool wear will be reduced. axial forces which force the operator to pay attention to safe cutting tool clamping. A shrink fit chuck with Safe-Lock™ is the ideal solution since it offers more security than the Weldon system, is easier to install and can be clamped very precisely. The ideal balancing and runout characteristics of the shrinking technology in combination with the clamping safety of the Safe-Lock™ system permit the possibility of greater productivity achieved through faster permissible speeds and increased tool life all with complete tool security assurance. www.haimer.biz
TRANSDUCERS ENABLE TRUE RMS VALUE MEASUREMENT FOR AC CURRENTS UP TO 5 A
AC/DC high voltage transducers: P 43000 TRMS from Knick.
Knick Elektronische Messgeräte is a globally recognized manufacturer of high quality signal, sensor, current and voltage measurement devices for utility, rail, ship, and other rugged environments.
ith the announcement of their series P 43000 TRMS AC/DC high voltage transducers, Knick have defined a completely new class of AC/DC transducers for true RMS values. Input values range from 100 mA up to 5 A AC. They are output as standardized analog DC signals (0…20 mA, 4…20 mA, 0…10 V).
Knick VariTrans P 43000 TRMS transducers come with a fiveyear warranty. www.knick-international.com/en MORE INFORMATION
A rotary switch on the front facilitates comfortable, calibrated switching between up to 16 customized ranges. Traditional AC/DC transducers are very susceptible to errors due to their poor insulation and are only designed for pure sinewave measurement. The Knick P 43000 TRMS, however, has been developed to also accurately process distorted input signals. The highly accurate true RMS circuit converts signals with a crest factor of up to 5 in the frequency range of 40 Hz to 1000 Hz or 8 Hz to 400 Hz. The VariTrans P 43000 TRMS withstands working voltages up to 3600 V AC/DC and test voltages up to 15 kV. Protective separation of the input, output and power supply provide protection from electric shock up to 1800 V AC/DC according to EN 61140.
Knick's own TransShield technology facilitates an extremely compact, shielded design of the high-voltage transformers, allowing the VariTrans P 43000 TRMS to fit into a very compact, only 45 mm wide housing. Vacuum encapsulation provides maximum long-term protection against aggressive environmental influences, shock and vibration. In addition, VariTrans P 43000 TRMS transducers come with an integrated VariPower broad range power supply for supply voltages from 20...253 V AC/DC, which ensures maximum safety even in regions where auxiliary power is shaky.
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VERLINDE WINS THE CONTRACT FOR THE INSTALLATION OF LIFTING EQUIPMENT AT THE MAINTENANCE FACILITY OF THE NEW MINE BELONGING TO OCP, A WORLD-LEADING PHOSPAHTES PRODUCER AT EL HALASSA IN MOROCCO
The Cherifian Office for Phosphates enjoys a privileged position in the industrial history of Morocco.
et up in 1920 for the activity of mining and rock processing, OCP has become important over time up the entire value chain, from the production of fertilizers to that of phosphorc acid, via the production of byproducts. It is now positioned as the leading world producer of phosphates in all its forms. It is also one of the world's largest fertilizer producers. OCP's workforce is approximately 23,000. The ongoing growth and leadership of OCP has been built up, from the start, on its industrial strategy. This goes hand in hand with a steady gain in strength of production facilities. The group is investing some MAD 145bn in its industrial upgrade program planned for the period from 2008 to 2025. OCP focuses on leading edge technologies for the rehabilitation and recycling of its now exhausted mines together with environment-friendly extraction methods.
Within the framework of this industrial strategy, OCP mines in the Ouled Abdoune basin at Khouribga, 205 km south of Rabat, mobilising an overall budget of the order of MAD 18bn. Harmonising economic development and environmental protection, OCP forecasts the opening of three new mines representing an increase of 20 million additional tonnes of phosphate in 2020 and boosting its capacity of extraction from its present 18 million tonnes/ annum to 38 million tonnes/annum. With its completely integrated extraction to enrichment system, the El Halassa mine, one of the three new mines at the Khouribga site, represents an investment of MAD 2bn. 21 Verlinde overhead cranes and 6 Verlinde jib cranes VERLINDE won the contract for the supply of lifting equipment for the UGM facilities complex where the machine fleet will be maintained; this includes bulldozers, trucks, excavators, etc. AB Realisation, VERLINDE's integrator and exclusive distributor in Morocco, calculated a requirement for 21 single-beam and double-beam overhead cranes of 5, 10, 20
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and 32 tonnes as well as 6 column-mounted jib cranes and 2 x 0.5 T monorails. The EUROSTYLE Jib cranes are fitted with EUROCHAIN VL16 electric chain hoists and the overhead cranes with EUROBLOC VT2, VT3 and VT4 electric rope hoists according to application requirements. AB Realisation provides an integrated service from the technical prescription, sale, manufacture and erection to the routine maintenance of the equipment and the firm works with numerous French businesses operating in Morocco. VERLINDE is a leading lifting equipment supplier in Morocco whose leadership can be explained by the reputation of its materials, both reliable and tough.
A lasting partnership VERLINDE has already fitted out other facilities of the OCP group, who have thus been able to experience on a practical level the equipment's quality, reliability and availability. These qualities played a decisive role in the allocation of this prestigious contact. The order was placed in October 2014 with commissioning planned for late 2017. This followed another contract between OCP and Verlinde for the supply of 35 EUROBLOC VT2, VT3 and VT4 monorail hoists together with 13 TEC jib cranes designed for the new phosphate conveyance line at the Jorf Lasfar facility in Morocco. VERLINDE and OCP have thus created a lasting and trusting partnership. www.verlinde.com MORE INFORMATION
The travelling cranes that are installed are used to handle heavy components such as engines, gearboxes, etc. All installed structures and equipment were fully designed and delivered with their power supplies and wiring. VERLINDE EUROBLOC VT wire rope hoists were recommended as they entirely meet the requirements of large capacity lifting operations. These rope hoists fitted with hooks with safety latch enable entirely safe vertical or horizontal travel for loads of up to 80 tonnes, and for heights of lift from 6 m to 98 m. Their design has generated the delivery of 13 patents. These are the only rope and hook lifting systems on the market integrating in their standard version: the shortest “C” dimensions for the hook and “F” approach distance of the
hoist compared with competitive systems, short travel of the block when lifting (lifting is almost centered), together with a travel motor whose speed is variable from 3 to 20 m/min.
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WHAT DIFFERENCE COULD THE SEAMLESS INTEGRATION OF PNEUMATIC SYSTEMS AND PROCESS CONTROL MEAN TO YOU?
The ASCO Numatics 580 CHARMs node enables simple Electronic Marshalling of pneumatic systems.
neumatic systems are an essential part of many process plants, in industries such as chemical, life science and food & beverage, particularly those where ancillary machines are used. Although an essential part of the process, these machines are often stand-alone and are not connected back to the process control architecture. This could mean that should there be a problem with the machine’s pneumatic systems, it may not be communicated back to the control system, therefore leading to a breakdown of the machine. The plant may then continue to produce products that cannot go on for further processing or packaging.
Current architecture Process control systems are normally able to accommodate pneumatics systems through the implementation of an additional fieldbus network, such as PROFIBUS-DP® or Modbus® TCP. However, this approach adds complexity through additional configuration and data mapping, and whilst supplementary diagnostics is possible, a second programming environment, with its associated costs, is not desirable and may not easily support communication and power redundancy. 15 | Industry EMEA | July 2018
In 2016 Emerson introduced electronic marshalling for pneumatic systems. This solution enables users to easily integrate the ASCO Numatics 580 Series valve islands, with Emerson’s DeltaV control system for a complete Emerson Automation I/O and pneumatics system solution for process plants. What is Electronic Marshalling? Control engineers and project managers working on continuous or batch-oriented processing plants will be familiar with the problems associated with commissioning I/O in distributed control systems. The traditional method involves field device connection through multi-cored cabling, wired to terminal blocks in control cabinets, with each connection then manually cross-marshalled to its appropriate I/O card. As system complexity increases and the number of connections accumulates – inevitable I/O changes abound – thus, difficulties arise in keeping track of each and every physical connection in the marshalling panel. Every change adds cost, delays, and most importantly risk to the project. Adding redundancy causes even more headaches. Furthermore, future maintenance and system modification is often made difficult with staff changes and system unfamiliarity, which can adversely affect down-time.
NEWS of processing oriented manufacture. As digital or analogue I/O of any type can be bound to specific controllers at any stage in the project without manual rewiring, hardware and design costs can be more predictable from the outset. Design changes – adding new I/O or changing I/O types can be catered for without intensive labour and disruptive re-wiring costs. Projects become easier to scale, safety is assured. Configuration and diagnostics are taken care of by a single integrated software platform – Emerson’s DeltaV Explorer. Importantly the Total Cost of Ownership is significantly reduced, measured by increased operational certainty, process reliability and increased machine availability. Integrating pneumatic valve islands into automation systems with CHARM technology The 580 Series CHARMs allows control engineers and project managers working on continuous and batch-oriented manufacturing projects a straightforward, cost saving and fast-track approach to the integration of pneumatic systems within the process control environment. The node facilitates single connection from the field to Emerson’s DeltaV™ DCS offering Electronic Marshalling, native configuration and diagnostics plus built-in redundancy - for a truly integrated system architecture.
Whilst manual marshalling is still considered adequate for small projects, large-scale batch and continuous processes in areas such as chemical, pharma, and food manufacture - where lost production can result in truly excessive costs increasingly turns to more risk averse and reliable process system design strategies.
The technology provides many benefits, from the first design stages, to commissioning, and through the lifetime
The 580 CHARMs node interfaces with ASCO Numatics 500 Series valve islands. These high performance, “plug-in” directional control valves feature the highest flow capability for their product size, helping to keep machine footprints compact and lowering system costs, whilst a comprehensive range of accessories and options makes for easy installation, configuration and modification. The cost and time benefits of simplified machine architecture When compared to a manually, cross-marshalled, process manufacturing system for batch and continuous production scenarios, the benefits of a CHARMs technology based solution with Electronic Marshalling are apparent and compelling. When pneumatics require integration, and the solution is compared with the introduction of a fieldbus such as PROFIBUS-DP®, the benefits are even more convincing with the easy-to-use, task-based engineering environment that the DeltaV offers.
Electronic Marshalling does away with the manual and labour-intensive practise of cross marshalling. The cables from the field are still wired in to the marshalling cabinet, but from there on in the connections to the controllers are handled electronically. It is now possible to map each I/O channel to any controller. Emerson manage this mapping with their CHARMs (CHARacterisation Modules). These are essentially analogue to digital conversion cards that may be characterised to perform any signal function (AI, AO, DI, DO, RTD etc.). They are ‘clicked’ on to CHARM I/O Cards (CIOC), which are in-turn mounted on DIN rail terminal blocks where field wiring is arranged; the field device is identified and the appropriate CHARM card is set up and Electronically Marshalled through a hidden digital bus to ANY controller in the system. Fully redundant power and communications connection is included, and autosensing each I/O channel means that identification, configuration, diagnostics and design changes are easily carried out by the DCS.
With the introduction of ASCO Numatics’ 580 CHARMs node, pneumatic systems’ integration with Electronic Marshalling is made possible within a single network platform – a one package and one supplier solution - for the first time. The 580 CHARMs node directly links to the DeltaV system via the CHARM baseplate and natively combines autosensing and Electronic Marshalling through redundant power and communication connection, harnessing the full native diagnostic capabilities of the DeltaV. From the DCS, each pilot valve is managed in exactly the same way as the other system I/O. The DCS can identify and marshal all the pneumatic connections through a single redundant connection with up to 48 valve solenoid outputs connected to each CHARM node.
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component count and direct connection equals a reduced risk of system failure. Design changes throughout project development and future troubleshooting is made easier with embedded intelligent control with autosensing and plain message workstation diagnostics. Shutdown time is significantly reduced thanks to integral diagnostics directly on the valve island or displayed on the DeltaV systems workstation. Reliable redundant connection ensures safety and reduces maintenance down time. Further compelling benefits include flexibility in process control thanks to every CHARM I/O from voltage and current sensors to alarms and pilot valves sharing the same DeltaV Explorer configuration, and being available in the â€˜cloudâ€™ to any controller in the network. These factors combine for a tightly integrated solution for I/O and pneumatic valve islands that delivers more complete project and operational certainty, comprehensive control optimisation and processing reliability.
To find out more about the ASCO Numatics 580 CHARMs node please download this whitepaper or visit www.asco.com
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CARRIER AQUAEDGE® 19XR, 23XR AND AQUAFORCE® 30KA, 30XA, 30XB, 30XW AND 30HX CHILLERS ARE AVAILABLE WITH LOWER GLOBAL WARMING REFRIGERANT SOLUTIONS
Legacy R-134a as well as the newer refrigerants are supported in Carrier chillers in Europe.
s part of Carrier Europe commitment to supporting the drive for lower global warming refrigerant solutions, Carrier AquaEdge® 19XR water-cooled centrifugal chillers, 23XR water-cooled screw chillers and AquaForce® 30KA/XA/XB air-cooled screw and 30XW/HX water-cooled screw chillers can be used with both R-134a as well as lower global warming potential (GWP) options including HFOs and blends such as R450A and R513A. Carrier, a world leader in high-technology heating, airconditioning and refrigeration solutions, is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
“Our customers rely on Carrier for quality, reliability and predictability and they will be pleased to know our AquaEdge 19XR and 23XR water-cooled chillers along with our AquaForce 30KA/XA/XB air-cooled and 30XW/HX watercooled chillers are able to transition from R-134a to lower GWP options including HFOs and blends such as R450A and R513A at the same time we pursue development of other low global warming refrigerant alternatives,” said Fabrice Denninger, Senior Director, Sales, Service & Marketing Europe.
“We believe R-134a will continue to provide the best combination of availability, cost, performance and safety for many years to come. The ability to convert our R-134a chillers to other refrigerants provides owners and facility managers even greater options that ensure the full useful life of this chiller,” Fabrice Denninger added. www.carrier.com/commercial
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ENVIRONNE'TECH INVESTS IN A CLIMATE CHAMBER FOR LARGE VOLUMES AND EXTREME TEMPERATURES
Already last year, on its 30th anniversary Environne'Tech (Emitech Group) announced that the BourgoinJallieu 2020 project would begin with the expansion of its centre for equipment qualification and environmental tests. The new building, with a floor area of 800 m2 and a height of 10 m is designed to handle voluminous test subjects such as aeronautic parts, entire vehicles or bulky installations. By 13 November, the first test campaign was started in a new, purpose-built, 93 m3 climate chamber, which complements the existing equipment.
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nvironne’Tech's new climate chamber, installed in Bourgoin-Jallieu, in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of France, has large dimensions: 6.90 m depth, 4.50 m width and 3 m height, yielding a volume of 93 m3. Apart from its volume, it offers numerous other features: an extended operating temperature range of -60°C to +135°C; humidity generation up to 98% and supporting a mass of 9 tonnes. With this new installation, Environne’Tech is now able to respond to the increasing and repeated requests for testing voluminous material and under extreme temperatures.
The installation is able to contain entire vehicles, heavy aeronautic or rail parts, elements of industrial equipment, for the nuclear industry in particular, or even testing several assemblies simultaneously. It is also possible to accommodate 6-axis robot manipulators in the chamber along with the measurement equipment. Tests can then be performed on complex manoeuvring capabilities, endurance, and temperature. The remaining volume in the interior of the chamber that surrounds this equipment ensures optimal test quality. The chamber is equipped with a porthole to enable the operator to easily perform visual checks. For complex tests, a video surveillance system is also available. Numerous apertures are also provided available for passing cables.
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A pedestrian door provided in addition to the large 4.5 m x 3 m door, which prevents losses to environmental conditions when operators enter and exit the chamber. The practical and efficient features of this equipment are complemented by a new 128-channel specific acquisition unit which increases the options available for the test campaign. The unique resources of the test centre allow Environneâ€™Tech to offer a completely new platform to industrial customers who wish to carry out comprehensive test campaigns on a wider range of materials, and particularly on voluminous test subjects. These capabilities are particularly important for industries with special requirements such as the aeronautic, automotive, nuclear industries and the energy sector in general, but also apply to other industry sectors. www.emitech.fr/en www.environnetech.fr MORE INFORMATION 15 | Industry EMEA | July 2018
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