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WITH FULL SUPPORT FROM MCLENNAN NEW FLEX-6-NANO IS A POWERFUL INTEGRATED ETHERCAT SERVO/ STEPPER CONTROLLER
7 BRADY MORE EFFICIENCY WITH AUTOMATED CABLE IDENTIFICATION
16 HIGH-ENERGY PHYSICS AT CERN GETS A BOOST FROM KEYENCE MEASURING INSTRUMENT
AB DYNAMICS’ HIGHEND VEHICLE K&C TEST SYSTEMS INCLUDE KOLLMORGEN AKD-N SERVO DRIVES FROM HEASON TECHNOLOGY
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FISCHER CONNECTORS DEMONSTRATES ITS LONGTERM VISION FOR CONNECTIVITY WITH BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGICAL PARTNERSHIPS AND CROSS-MARKET CUSTOMER APPLICATIONS AT ELECTRONICA
Fischer Connectors, the global provider of ultra-reliable and high-performance connectivity solutions, continues to push the boundaries of innovation in rugged miniaturization, high-speed data transmission, sealing, wearability and the Internet of Things (IoT).
t the biennial tradeshow Electronica (Munich, 13-16 Nov. 2018), the company showcases on booth no. 219 (hall B2) how it is reimagining connectivity with its customers thanks to a breakthrough and forward-looking technological partnerships with Wearable Technologies Ltd. and SolarStratos, as well as cross-market customer applications in the medical, security, industrial, unmanned vehicles, marine and miniature computing fields.
Jonathan Brossard, Fischer Connectors Group’s CEO, explains: “The electronics world is changing at an incredible speed, and the connectivity solutions that make electronic ecosystems work efficiently, reliably and safely are instrumental in driving the technological innovations that shape our world. Our long-term vision for connectivity is based on our sense of responsibility as a global provider of pioneering and ultra-reliable connectivity solutions that are easy to use and to integrate into our customers’ devices. We are showcasing at Electronica examples of how Fischer Connectors has helped turn ambitious ideas into solutions that shape the future.”
In addition to an array of assembled and integrated solutions used in customer devices for a wide range of high-tech industries, visitors of Fischer Connectors’ booth can discover some of the most innovative applications on the market today engineered to meet wearability and IoT as well as high-speed data transmission requirements—two of the hottest trends in the electronics industry. 17 | Industry EMEA | November 2018
The uniqueness of Wearable Technologies Ltd’s smart worker platform is their dashboard which provides real-time, historic and predictive analytics data from a multitude of applications for a specified workforce in the field. Fischer Connectors’ solution plays a key role in this platform as its Freedom connectors are directly integrated into a wide range of small and costeffective portable and body-worn sensor devices that can be plugged directly on the worker’s garment.
The entire product portfolio of Fischer Connectors showcased at Electronica includes two of the company’s newest and most innovative solutions in these fields: the breakthrough plug & use Fischer FreedomTM Series launched last June, and the new configurations of the ultra-miniature signal & power Fischer MiniMaxTM Series compliant with the latest data protocols USB 3.0, Ethernet and HDMI. Visitors can also talk to Fischer Connectors’technological partners who will be joining them on the booth showcasing their pioneering work in:
Vision and innovation come with clear communications and insights: • Attendees to the electronica Embedded Platforms Conference (eEPC) can learn more about connectivity trends in the presentation given by Fischer Connectors’ Research & Innovation Manager Jean-Marie Buchilly: - “Connectivity industry: a key innovation driver in the wearability of electronic devices and in the Internet of Things,” Thursday 15 Nov., 10:20-11:00, ICM—International Congress Center • At the Electrical Connectors’ Forum, Fischer Connectors USA’s National Sales Manager David Ptacek will explain how the technological innovations brought by the breakthrough plug & use Fischer FreedomTM Series facilitate integration, maximize usability and optimize cable management for a wide variety of applications, especially for portable and body-worn ones and smart garments for industrial workers.
• The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and wearable solutions with Mark Bernstein, CEO of Wearable Technologies Ltd (WTL) from the UK. WTL’s connected smart worker platform uses the plug & use Fischer FreedomTM Series in smart garments for industrial workers. These garments have an array of sensors and devices that enable real-time monitoring and data analysis of multiple workers’ health, well-being, and exposure to potential hazards and dangers, such as noise, gas, vibration, proximity, plus biometrics sensors, as well as radios, GPS, etc. The data is collected centrally and sent to their dashboard which displays data from all specified workers simultaneously and in real-time. WTL will be running continuously, live demos of its IIoT smart worker ecosystem and dashboard on the booth.
• Electrical solar aviation with Raphaël Domjan, founder and pilot of SolarStratos. Fischer Connectors is an official partner and proud provider of the mission-critical connectivity solutions for this Swiss project which aims to shape the future of solar-powered aviation by sending the first manned solar plane to the stratosphere. SolarStratos will organize daily live demos of its flight simulator on the booth.
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Fischer Connectors is an official partner of “SolarStratos, To the Edge of Space”.
Jonathan Brossard, Fischer Connectors Group's CEO and EY Switzerland’s Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 finalist in the Family Business category.
Mark Bernstein, CEO of Wearable Technologies Ltd.
Raphaël Domjan, founder and pilot of SolarStratos.
- “Breakthrough connectivity innovations for wearable, smart garments and IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things)”, Thursday 15 Nov., 16:30-17:00, Hall C2.209
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Jean-Marie Buchilly, Fischer Connectors’ Research & Innovation Manager and speaker at the electronica Embedded Platforms Conference (eEPC) on “Connectivity industry: a key innovation driver in the wearability of electronic devices and in the Internet of Things”.
David Ptacek, Fischer Connectors USA’s National Sales Manager and speaker at the Electrical Connectors’ Forum on “Breakthrough connectivity innovations for wearables, smart garments and IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things”.
TRIO MOTION’S NEW FLEX-6 NANO INTEGRATED ETHERCAT® MOTION CONTROLLER AND FLEXSLICE MODULES PERFECTLY SUIT MCLENNAN’S SYSTEMS DESIGN AND BUILD CAPABILITY
Recently launched by Trio Motion and available with full support from Mclennan, the new Flex-6-Nano is a powerful integrated EtherCAT servo/stepper controller for high-speed synchronised motion and machine control.
ith factory loaded modules for 2, 4, 8, 16, 32 or 64 axes and with additional motion expansion through add-on axis modules, the din-rail mounted system also takes care of machine I/O and supplementary motion through Trio’s modular Flexslice input, output and axis modules. The combination of factory loaded and field expandable motion, and I/O expansion, is a perfect fit for Mclennan’s motion systems design and build service.
The Flex-6 Nano is based on a dual core 1 GHz processor that offers EtherCAT cycle times as low as 125 microseconds allowing exceptional motion and machine synchronisation. The multitasking operating system includes a comprehensive motion library with electronic gearbox,
The Flex-6 Nano and Flexslice is part of a Trio’s comprehensive range of advanced motion control products that combine precision control of open and closed loop stepper motors, all types of servo motors and other drive technologies in combination with machine I/O and various network communications modules such as Ethernet IP, Profibus, DeviceNET and CANopen. Application potential includes, but is not restricted to, packaging, labelling, laser machining, robotics, medical equipment, scientific research and more.
As an advanced motion control technology distributor and manufacturer, Mclennan supplies and fully supports a wide range of precision motion control components from its distribution partners - and also has the capability to combine these products with its own design and build service for bespoke and turn-key motion sub-systems - for applications across industry and research.
axis interpolation, maths functions, robotic kinematic transformations and more. Programming is made easy with the TrioBasic motion language or through IEC611-31. With setup, diagnostics, and programming through Trio’s Motion Perfect software, the highly flexible motion controller system is also fully compatible with the UNIPLAY HMI 7” and 10” colour touch screen displays for stand-alone machine interaction. Built in DDR and flash memory as well as micro SD memory expansion provides ample programming and set-up headroom.
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HIGH-ENERGY PHYSICS AT CERN GETS A BOOST FROM KEYENCE MEASURING INSTRUMENT
Physics – the study of matter, energy and the forces acting between them – has a fundamental role in the progress of humankind. Science and technological advances are key global economic drivers, and progress relies increasingly on scientific discoveries. With so much at stake, today’s leading research centres, laboratories and scientific organisations, irrespective of geography, look for the highest quality instruments.
he European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) was founded in 1954. It employs just over 2500 people and hosts about 12,000 visiting scientists with 105 different nationalities. They use the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments to study the basic constituents of matter and to probe the fundamental structure of the universe. The instruments used at CERN are purpose-built particle accelerators and detectors.
Accelerators boost beams of particles to high energies before beams are made to collide with each other or with stationary targets. Detectors observe and record the results of these collisions. The Detector Technologies (EP-DT) group of the Experimental Physics department (EP) of CERN participates in the development, construction and operation of these particle detectors. The DT group’s activities comprise detector consolidation and upgrade projects as well as infrastructure for experiments.
A key asset of the EP-DT group is its vast range of expertise and facilities in many different domains that are crucial for advanced detector systems. Among these are detector R&D, fine mechanics, engineering, micro-fabrication, and thin film coatings. DT runs several mechanical workshops with conventional and CNC machines, along with specialized equipment for machining scintillators, glass and ceramics. It also operates and maintains a wire-bonding lab, two irradiation facilities as well as a quality assurance and reliability testing service. 17 | Industry EMEA | November 2018
“Three-dimensional high-resolution metrology is a necessity for us, both in the R&D phase when a good understanding of the prototypes is required, and during the construction of detectors — for Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA/ QC)” explains Alessandro Mapelli, microsystems engineer. “This often requires cumbersome preparation of the samples. Furthermore, several adjustments need to be made by the user. This is compounded by the fact that most complicated structures cannot be analysed if not by destructive means.” Aware of these challenges, the technical and scientific staff of CERN’s DT group needed a more reliable measuring instrument. Enter the VR-3200, a 3D contactless high-resolution measurement system from KEYENCE that allows a precise metrology of different geometries not requiring any preparation, nor destruction, of the samples. Surface textures can be reconstructed within seconds and areas hard to reach with mechanical probes can be measured. With the VR-3200, QA/ QC of samples can be performed within seconds to minutes depending on the surfaces to scan. Reverse engineering of samples with the possibility to integrate the reconstructed surfaces in a CAD environment is also possible. The KEYENCE software for this measurement system is very user-friendly. “It contains automated methods for 2D and 3D measurements of rugosity, profiles, volumes and planarity”, said Mr. Mapelli. “It also provides a stitching option for larger pieces, a comparison module for QC of mechanical series as well as a 3D-to-CAD tool which allows to import the measured volumes in CAD environment such as CATIA.” The data is directly exportable to CVS and Excel. In addition, the automated 3D area calculation over various areas, profile measurements and final data analysis after data export are very useful. Many of these features are not available anywhere else on the market – or at least not in this form. For example, the system is equipped with a magnification range from 12x to 160x and includes a high-resolution digital camera for capturing images up to 9 megapixels.
For CERN physicists and engineers probing the fundamental structure of the universe, having access to the highest quality instruments is crucial. They use the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments to study fundamental particles, as they seek insights into the fundamental laws of nature. The KEYENCE VR-3200 instrument plays its part in humanity’s quest for knowledge. www.keyence.eu
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EMERSON ENHANCES PROPORTIONAL VALVES WITH DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS INTERFACE FOR INDUSTRY 4.0 AND IIOT INTEGRATION Availability of IO-Link® communications for ASCO Numatics™ Sentronic Plus and Sentronic LP proportional pressure control valves increases reliability and reduces maintenance time.
merson today introduced its ASCO Numatics Sentronic Plus (Series 614) and Sentronic LP (Series 617) proportional pressure control valves with the integration of IO-Link® communications to provide costeffective and reliable control and diagnostics in support of predictive maintenance practices. Using IO-Link communications to gain insight into these devices on the factory floor supports future implementation of Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications that will contribute toward greater plant reliability, availability and profitability.
The versatile Sentronic Plus and Sentronic LP valves enable process optimisation, regardless of application requirements. Sentronic Plus digitally operated pressure regulator valves accurately adjust pressure, flow, force, speed and linear or angular positions. They regulate pressure up to 12 bar (174 psi) and are electromagneticcompatible according to Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive 2014/30/EU. Sentronic Low Power (LP) valves are a highly efficient option for pressure regulation requirements, offering a small footprint, an easy-to-use and modular design, and advanced software capabilities. Their low-power consumption of less than four watts supports applications where power is limited. IO-Link is increasingly being applied to a range of automation applications, providing a low-cost digital communication interface for sensors, actuators and controllers via unshielded, industry-standard M12 I/O cables. To reduce maintenance time and complexity, the IO-Link module allows the Sentronic valves to identify and configure 17 | Industry EMEA | November 2018
themselves automatically during component replacement, thereby eliminating the need for reconfiguration via a laptop. Supporting greater ease-of-use, the addition of IOLink technology to the Sentronic valves uniquely enables device parameters to be changed directly with the PLC during a process without the need of data acquisition software. “Emerson is a leading innovator in driving IIoT technologies and strategies to facilitate the digital transformation of our customers’ operations across a broad range of industries,” said Harald Steinle, engineering manager for proportional products at Emerson Automation Solutions. “Adding IOLink capability to the Sentronic Plus and Sentronic LP valves creates significant benefits for users. It not only makes the devices easier to control and operate, but also prepares them for future integration with IIoT applications, enabling improvements in plant reliability and availability.” Increasing flexibility of choice, the new IO-Link interface is compatible with the full range of Sentronic LP Series 617 valves, as well as the Sentronic Plus Series 614 valves in sizes DN3 and DN6. These valves enable process optimisation in applications such as filling machines in food or cosmetics factories, assembly machines, conveyors and robotic hands. For more information, see Emerson’s ASCO Numatics Sentronic Plus Series 614 and Sentronic LP Series 617 proportional valves: www.emerson.com
MASCOT INTRODUCES ULTRA-VERSATILE QUALITY CHARGER MODEL 3743 FOR LEAD-ACID AND LITHIUM BATTERIES, INCLUDING LI-ION AND LITHIUM TITANATE Intelligent microcontroller with smart charge logic maximizes battery performance and even charges deeply discharged batteries for a wide range of battery chemistries.
orwegian power design expert Mascot AS introduces its versatile high-quality, high-performance battery charger, the new model 3743. It uses a 3-stage charging profile with a microcontroller to maximize battery performance for a wide range of battery chemistries, including Lead-Acid and Lithium. The new charger is also capable of waking up deeply discharged batteries and soft-start charging with low current until the voltage is normalized. It is well suited for a wide variety of applications from medical to consumers; owners of the new 3743 charger will enjoy optimized uptime and turnaround for battery-powered equipment. The 3743 is medically certified according to EN 60601-1 edition 3.1. It is also UL-approved and meets the latest DoE and CEC efficiency requirements. Five standard versions are initially available for charging Li-Ion batteries from 1 cell (1.5A/4.2V) to 7 cells (0.56A/29.4V) and 12V and 24V lead acid batteries. More voltage versions and other battery chemistries to come.
Key technical specifications of the 3743: • Power rating: 6W (1-cell) to18W (14-cell charger) • No load consumption less than 0,5W • AC input voltage range: 90-264Vac • Wake up and low-current start-up of deeply discharged batteries • NTC input for battery temperature management on request • Error indication: wrong polarity and battery voltage, short circuit and safety timer • Approvals: Medically certified EN60601-1 edition 3.1. UL approved • Weight: 150g • Dimensions: 108,5 mm x 49mm x 29mm www.mascot.com MORE INFORMATION
Alternative chargers that terminate the charge on reaching the battery’s threshold voltage can shorten charging time but always leave some capacity unfilled. The 3-stage charge control first restores the full battery voltage and then applies the saturation charge needed to fill the battery completely. This ensures the longest possible battery run-time.
The 3743 also features a single 3-color LED indicator light for charge-, error- or standby-status. Custom units are available on request.
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AQUAFORCE® VISION 30KAV LAUNCHED AT CARRIER CORE INNOVATION EVENTS
The new AquaForce Vision 30KAV range made its way through Europe at Carrier Core Innovation, a touring exhibit that passed through six European cities this summer.
he AquaForce Vision 30KAV liquid chiller with Greenspeed® Intelligence is the newest and one of the most advanced chillers that Carrier offers. At Carrier Core Innovation, Carrier displayed the first ever, true-to-size chiller montage with an integrated 360° video. Carrier, a world leader in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
The focal point of the Carrier Core Innovation event was a life-size replica of an AquaForce Vision chiller. Inside the replica, 360° video from six projectors played so customers could come face to face with the new technology. The outside of the model served as a life-size visual rendering of the volume of the components of the chiller. The impressive display gave audiences the unique experience of walking into a chiller. The tour took place in six different cities throughout Europe, starting in Essen, Berlin, Madrid, Rome, London and finishing in Montluel at the UTC Center of Excellence for Chillers.
The AquaForce Vision 30KAV liquid chiller with Greenspeed Intelligence is a cutting-edge solution for commercial and industrial applications. The range offers a nominal cooling capacity of 500 kW up to 1100 kW with R134a refrigerant. In continuity with the innovation of this new range, the PUREtecTM HFO R-1234ze refrigerant version (30KAVze) will be launched later in 2018. 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 5.73, a Eurovent-certified European Seasonal Efficiency Ratio (ESEER) of up to 5.4 in cooling mode, and an Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) of up to 3.5 at full load. 30KAV offers energy efficiency up to 40% higher than the 30GX range with the same footprint. www.carrier.com
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GAS-TIGHT BLOWERS FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING METHODS
Figure 1: Compact gas-tight Becker VASF 1.50 side channel blower with integrated frequency converter.
Figure 2: For greater inert gas volumes: Gas-tight Becker Variair SV 300 side channel blower.
In selective laser melting (SLM) a stable inert gas atmosphere must be ensured within the built chamber of the machine. A specified temperature range is also essential. Only under these conditions can high quality components be produced. It is further necessary to remove metal splash and smoke developing during the melting process.
t formnext (Hall 3.0, stand H 69) Gebr. Becker GmbH will be presenting two blower types developed precisely for these and similar applications. The key difference to other series is the gas-tight design which permits the precise control of the gas flow as well as the removal of contamination from the process. In combination with also gas-tight heat exchangers from the programme of Gebr. Becker they also create the conditions for an exact temperature control of the additive manufacturing process.
Both blowers are designed for 24/7 industrial operation and proven worldwide in numerous demanding applications. Due to their gas-tight design they are suitable for the requirements of additive manufacturing in high-grade atmospheres. www.becker-international.com
For plants with a small built chamber the gas-tight and speed-controlled VASF side channel blowers of size 1.50 are ideal (figure 1). They are of a highly compact construction and can be easily integrated in the plants, enabling the flow management of the inert gas in the closed circuit and low energy operation as required.
For larger plants in additive manufacturing and the correspondingly higher volume flows of inert gas the gas-tight side channel blower VARIAIR SV 300 is used (figure 2). Here too, the speed-controlled energy-efficient drive enables the delivery rate to be adapted to the actual requirements.
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DELTA LAUNCHES THE WORLD'S FIRST 8K 25,000-LUMEN DLP® PROJECTOR IN JAPAN
Our new 8K Projection Showroom in Akihabara to Nurture the 8K Value Chain.
elta, a global provider of power and thermal solutions and a pioneer of display technologies, announced today the launch of the world’s first 8K 25,000 lumen DLP® projector in Japan, along with Digital Projection International Ltd (hereinafter referred to as “Digital Projection”), an associate company of Delta and a global provider of high-caliber display solutions. As one of the pioneers in 8K technology for public broadcasting of major events, Delta has enabled its fully equipped 8K projection showroom, under co-operation provided by Fuji Soft Incorporated, with a 320-inch mega screen at the Akiba Theater located in Akihabara area as a new model to boost local 8K projection business and bring an extraordinary experience to audiences. Customers and partners are welcome to visit the showroom by reservation to enjoy extremely groundbreaking 8K images or test or develop related content, hardware and software for more applications.
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The first-of-its-kind Digital Projection INSIGHT Laser 8K leverages Delta’s cutting-edge display, power supply and thermal management solutions, and unique algorithm to provide a seamless, industry-leading 33-megapixel resolution image, made it especially for public viewing, broadcasting, planetarium, simulation and visualization applications. Bruce Cheng, Delta’s founder and honorary chairman, said, “Delta is committed to introducing its 8K projector in the Japanese market since the country is actively developing 8K technologies and planning the world’s first commercial broadcast in December 2018. Delta’s team in Japan has started providing 8K projectors to leading broadcasting providers to support 8K promotion. Our comfortable 8K showroom will serve as a platform for business partners and content talents to nurture the ecosystem for 8K. By the end of 2018, an 8K film on environmental education produced by Delta Electronics Foundation and NHK Enterprises will be presented to the public, to reflect Delta’s efforts to advance corporate social responsibility by bringing high-quality environmental images through cutting-edge projection technologies.”
C.H. Ko, executive director of Delta Electronics (Japan), said, “The upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games 2020 have brought tremendous business opportunities in Japan for industries to deploy and apply next-generation technologies, such as 5G data transmission and 8K display in various fields. As the infrastructure environment is going to be ready for the public to view ultra-high-definition images spontaneously, customers now are expecting eye-catching content with much brighter, larger, and higher-resolution images for unique information reception experiences or business promotion purposes. Delta has not only fulfilled customers’ needs with our latest 8K projectors for applications in public broadcasting, product advertisement, indoor company image display, building façade and more, but also offers a professional and experimental platform for collaboration with 8K hardware, software and content developers by setting up the 8K projection showroom to boost more future business together.”
INSIGHT Laser 8K projector provides an ultra-high 8K resolution (7680 X 4320) of 33 million pixels through 25,000 ANSI lumens of solid-state laser-phosphor illumination. The flagship projector is the ultimate solution for the most elaborate medical, scientific and immersive visualization and large venue applications. In addition to the resolution and brightness performance, it uses proven DLP technology incorporating 3x 1.38" DarkChip™ DMD™ chips and Digital Projection’s ColorMax™ technology to ensure superb color accuracy and black levels. These are especially vital imaging characteristics when matching projectors in tiled or blended applications.
Kengo-Ka, CEO, Digital Projection said, “Customers today want a viewing experience that reproduces the big screen quality and entertainment at their fingertips. The new 8K projector leverages Delta’s eco-friendly laser light source, thermal management and high-efficiency power supply technologies will give users an unforgettable viewing experience while saving power. With this entrant, we are creating a unique segment in the digital projection category. We are confident that the crisp and eye-catching content will satisfy the most discerning users across the world.”
Delta has collaborated with Digital Projection to design and manufacture the world’s first 8K DLP Laser projector. Delta’s advanced display technology will be more accessible than ever through the unsurpassed technical expertise of Digital Projection’s growing sales and support team.
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MORE EFFICIENCY WITH AUTOMATED CABLE IDENTIFICATION
Industries who work with large volumes of cables and are in need of cable traceability and identification, can increase production efficiency with Brady Corporation's complete and automated cable identification solutions. 10 seconds faster per cable Cable sleeves and wraparound labels can be applied up to 10 seconds faster with Brady's automated cable identification solutions. The Wraptor A6500 can print and wrap a label around a cable in 5 seconds, saving time in cable production when traceability and identification requirements need to be met. If you identify cables with sleeves, Brady can offer the BSP45 Automated Sleeve Applicator to remove sleeves from their liner and apply them on a cable by activating a foot pedal. Sleeves can be printed with great accuracy and precision using the BradyPrinter i7100 or with the BBP72 Sleeve Printer to print both sleeve sides simultaneously.
Great reliability Dedicated wraparound labels and sleeves are available for maximum reliability when using Brady's automated identification solutions. The labels and sleeves themselves are of great quality and can resist challenging industrial environments. The B-472 self-laminating vinyl label offers abrasion, fuel, oil and outdoor resistance and comes in a wide range of colours, and the B-499 nylon cloth wraparound label adds dirt, heat, cold and chemical resistance. Both these labels work seamlessly with the Wraptor A6500. For 17 | Industry EMEA | November 2018
the BSP45 Sleeve Applicator, Brady recommends its B-342, B-7646 and B-7641 sleeves which include diesel resistant or low smoke zero halogen properties. All identification materials have been tested using standard ASTM test methods for optimal reliability. Technical data sheets are available from Brady's website. Outstanding support Easy label and sleeve design support is available via Brady Workstation apps that come with a 30 day free trial period. Simply select the apps you need after trying them. Features include adding text, symbols, serialisation, barcoding and much more. Brady also offers great technical support via customisable service agreements which can include on-site installation and setup of solutions, preventive maintenance, training and fast response on top of a standard 1 year warranty. www.brady.eu
VERLINDE UPDATES ITS RANGE OF TIRLIFT ELECTRIC POWERED WINCHES WITH NUMEROUS NEW FUNCTIONALITIES AND OPTIONS
By combining the new available options with wide ranges of loads and speeds together with a version with single phase power supply, VERLINDE, has doubled its powered winches offering with its new TIRLIFT 2 family.
erlinde's now widened range of multi-purpose, TIRLIFT 2 powered winches, is ideal for a multiplicity of applications. These winches are designed for pulling or lifting loads of from 125 kg to 1,500 kg (duty class to F.E.M. standards 1Am, 1Bm, 2m) compared with 125kg to 990kg of previous models. They meet the standards of directive EC 2006/42/EC relative to the safety of machines. What is more, their heavy duty design guarantees long service life and limited maintenance.
of electric powered equipment, A (without switchgear), B (electrical switchgear and winch control) and C (electric switchgear and remote control), protection rating IP55 for electrical components, and a Start/Stop contactor and 48V low voltage transformer for the B and C models.
The range is particularly enhanced by a gear box with a gear system incorporating 3 sets of planet wheels and rectified and hardened precision-cut helical teeth for almost noisefree operation and lubricated for life (semi-fluid grease). Impermeability is ensured by O-rings and a lip seal at the shaft end. This new range, also available with variable speed drive, offers improved flexibility, precision and safety for users.
Numerous options are available that significantly enhance application possibilities. Options include a tropicalized motor, a thermal protection system and a site bogie truck, different voltages on request, together with additional wire rope lengths for the control pendant or the controller offset to an additional 1 meter (standard 3m + 1m) or even a gear limit switch 4-step to IP66. A remote control with transmitter and receiver and an additional transmitter (hauling and lifting) are available. Lastly, the drum can be right-hand or left-hand threaded as required.
TIRLIFT 2 powered winches that include some fifteen new models with long drum and short drum type single-phase and three-phase motors propose as standard a range of hoist brake motors (protection class F) and an electromagnetic brake with automatic slack adjuster. The three different types
The winches are fitted with a frame of modular and openended design, permitting for instance multiple cable exit directions from the drum.
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NEW PLSES 4500 MOTOR FOR INDUSTRIAL REFRIGERATION
Leroy-Somer is launching the new PLSES 4500, a high-speed drip-proof induction motor specifically designed for industrial refrigeration. Meeting the demand of professionals in the refrigeration sector, particularly as regards reliability and energy efficiency, the PLSES 4500 can reduce power consumption and operating cost by up to 30%.
refrigeration installation has a strong impact on the energy bill of a company. The cold compressor, at the heart of the system, remains the most energyconsuming element, and can represent up to 80% of total consumption. OEMs or integrators seek to reduce drastically the power consumption of their machines. The other fundamental requirement in this industry is fault-free operation, as any breakdown of the cold production system would cause significant losses.
With the PLSES 4500, a new IP23 high-efficiency and highspeed induction motor controlled by a frequency inverter, Leroy-Somer provides an appropriate response to the needs of the refrigeration industry. Based on the IMfinityÂŽ platform, the PLSES 4500 motor combines tried-and-tested induction motor technology with Leroy-Somer's recognised drive systems expertise. These motors, cornerstones of the refrigeration system, whose robust design perfectly meets or even exceeds the industrial refrigeration requirements in terms of reliability, are compliant with the latest European standards.
Dedicated to high speed, the PLSES 4500 has been designed to operate at variable speed. It was tested and qualified with Leroy-Somer Powerdrive MD2 high-power variable speed drives, guaranteeing optimum electrical and mechanical performance, obtained by using components selected to work together.
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This solution using a variable speed motor drive has a positive effect on the energy bill. Offering IE3 efficiency, PLSES 4500 motors deliver their rated torque over a range from 1000 to 4500 rpm, resulting in notable power gains at the refrigeration compressor output. For its part, the frequency inverter adjusts the speed to the load fluctuations - which are typical of industrial refrigeration - by limiting electricity consumption to what is strictly needed for the application. Through improving operating conditions, the motor-drive assembly contributes considerably to reducing the energy bill generated by the refrigeration unit, as well as increasing the coefficient of performance (COP). This maximised energy efficiency can reduce power consumption up to 30%. Furthermore, Leroy-Somer made design choices which ensure a surprise-free operation of the PLSES 4500 motor, given the constraints of industrial refrigeration:
braids that contribute to the good product immunity to high-frequency electromagnetic interference. - The cooling system has been optimised to reduce losses, minimise noise levels and prevent temperature rise. The PLSES 4500 also benefits from a thermal reserve of 25 K across the entire speed range, which increases the winding lifetime. An ideal solution for the industrial refrigeration from 100 to 480 kW, in frame sizes from 225 to 315, the PLSES 4500 motor combines performance and energy efficiency, whilst maintaining a maximum level of reliability. http://lrsm.co/plses4500
- To avoid the circulation of shaft currents, a particularly common phenomenon in high-power applications, and offer thus maximum protection to the motor and the driven machine, the PLSES 4500 is fitted with insulated bearings and a grounding ring as standard for redirecting shaft currents. - Laid out in such a way as to facilitate the connection of thick shielded cables, the terminal box also has a set of grounding 17 | Industry EMEA | November 2018
SCHLEGELGIESSE EXPANDS BY ACQUIRING REGUITTI
SchlegelGiesse, the International Division of London quoted Tyman plc, has acquired Reguitti, the Italianbased manufacturer of handles and assorted accessories for doors and windows, along with its sister brands Tropex Design and Jatec.
his strategic acquisition, which is immediately effective, extends the SchlegelGiesse portfolio of high-quality hardware solutions to timber, aluminium and PVC internal and external doors and windows.
“The acquisition of Reguitti represents a powerful opportunity for SchlegelGiesse to significantly enhance our all in one sealing and hardware portfolio with solutions designed for any type of door and window,” explained Peter Santo, CEO of SchlegelGiesse. “I am confident the strategic synergies created through this acquisition will allow us to extend our product offer to our existing clients, to serve a wider range of customers and facilitate the continued development of innovative, aesthetically engineered products for the industry.”
“We are delighted to join such well-regarded brands. Our vast catalog of handles and accessories will be available to a larger worldwide client base. Both SchlegelGiesse and Reguitti are ready to consolidate their presence in established as well as in emerging markets. We are proud that an Italian company has achieved this goal, which we believe is a success also for all those who work there” added Marco Pialorsi, Reguitti CEO. SchlegelGiesse specialises in designing integrated hardware and sealing solutions that improve the performance, the reliability and the installation speed of doors and windows. Its commercial network spans five continents and over 100 countries, with Europe, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, China, ASEAN, the Middle East and India among its primary markets. Both companies will continue to conduct “business as usual” while ensuring that the combined customer base has full access to the synergy opportunities created through the acquisition. www.schlegelgiesse.com
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COMPETITIVE PRESSURE SENSOR PP20R WITH RAILWAY CERTIFICATION FOR INCREASED OPERATING SAFETY
With the new PP20R family of pressure sensors, Baumer is expanding its portfolio to offer an attractively priced solution for demanding applications within the rail industry. The pressure sensor sets itself apart with its high insulation strength and enhanced EMC immunity, while also being the only pressure sensor on the market right now to be labeled in accordance with the GS1 standard.
he PP20R measures relative pressure in pressure ranges from 0–0.25 bar and 0–160 bar. It is available in a variety of models with regard to accuracy, output signal (current 4–20 mA and voltage 0–10 V, 0–5 V and 0–2 V), and electronic and process connections. This makes it a highly flexible solution as well as being extremely robust in combination with its reinforced measuring cell. It is suitable for use in applications such as pressure measurement in braking systems, cooling systems for traction units, and controlling and regulating the pantograph contact pressure.
With its four-pressure equalization ports in place of the single equalizer found in other products on the market, the PP20R is less vulnerable to environmental dirt, deposits, condensation water, and other liquids. This also makes it ideal for outdoor applications in harsh weather conditions, including on vehicle roofs or even in underfloor areas. The pressure sensor meets the newly established GS1 standard for the rail industry, which makes it possible to exchange component life cycle data on production, maintenance, repair, and reconditioning processes, and thereby contributes to efficient logistics processes for everyone involved in the rail sector.
The exceptional insulation strength of the sensor up to 1.5 kV AC minimizes the risk of damage caused by voltage differences in the device, thereby increasing both its own operating safety and that of the entire system.
Its high electromagnetic immunity exceeds the requirements set out in the EN 50121-3-2 standard, meaning it can even be positioned close to electronic interference fields without a problem.
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DECENTRALISED ETHERCAT MOTION SYSTEM OFFERS BUILD TIME BENEFITS: AB DYNAMICS’ HIGH-END VEHICLE K&C TEST SYSTEMS INCLUDE KOLLMORGEN AKD-N SERVO DRIVES FROM HEASON TECHNOLOGY
AB Dynamics’ Suspension Parameter Measurement Machine (SPMM) is used extensively by global vehicle manufacturers, vehicle standards test houses and tier-one component suppliers for the measurement of vehicle kinematics and compliance (K&C) data as part of progressive R&D and for production quality control.
he SPMM is a 19-axis motion controlled machine that makes precise measurements of vehicle body and component deflections whilst loading the vehicle. It delivers a complete and faithful simulation of on-road vehicle behaviour and includes a comprehensive range of upgrades and options including Vision Systems, Moment of Inertia (MIMS) and Centre of Gravity (C of G) measurement capability. Heason Technology - the designer, manufacturer and distributor of world-class motion solutions – is a long-term support and supply partner for motion control components specified by Bradford on Avon based AB Dynamics. The next-generation SPMM, which has unrivalled measurement accuracy and improved performance utilises the Heason supplied AKD-N series EtherCAT-enabled decentralised servo drives from its distribution partner Kollmorgen. This has significantly improved the SPMM’s control system design by allowing a more distributed and modular design approach to be adopted. This has greatly reduced the hardware used in the system and the number of cables running from the SPMM to the control cabinet. 17 | Industry EMEA | November 2018
AB Dynamics’ SPMM 5000 The moving body platform of AB Dynamics’ SPMM 5000 features a central table which is precisely motion controlled via electric servo actuators in six degrees of freedom. This enables a combination of roll, pitch, bounce and yaw motion to be applied to the vehicle body during K&C and MIMS testing. The design geometry of the machine ensures that the ground plane (which replicates the road) is fixed during cornering and braking simulations. Each wheel station includes additional motion axes that generate X, Y and Delta forces at each wheel contact patch. By utilising high accuracy multi-component piezoelectric load cell assemblies below each wheel and a high accuracy “dynamic arm” wheel position measurement system, the SPMM 5000 is able to precisely measure all of the wheel forces and moments and the X, Y, Z, steer, camber and spin motion of the wheel centre. All of the motion axes on the machine (up to 18 for a fourwheel station SPMM 5000) include Heason supplied AKD-N and AKD-P EtherCAT enabled decentralised servo drives. In
addition, the Delta axes include Heason developed servo actuators based around TwinSpin® precision gear reducers from Spinea – also a distribution partner for the WestSussex based motion specialist. This unique gear reduction solution integrates heavy-duty radial-axial bearings with a trochoidal gear reduction system into a single compact unit, that removes the need for separate load support bearings or mechanics. In addition, a single AKD-N servo drive with EtherCAT is directly coupled to and provides simulation of the vehicle’s steering system. The SPMM 5000’s measurement systems and algorithms provide suspension engineers with an essential aid to the thorough understanding of a vehicles performance in terms of ride, steering and handling.
If the benefit of reduced commissioning and build time sounds compelling, then it is even more interesting to note that Kollmorgen’s AKD-N boasts a single hybrid cable connection for motor power and its Hiperface DSL enabled absolute encoder feedback (from a wide range of feedback options). Furthermore, the single cable philosophy extends to the servo drive power and fieldbus where an 11 mm diameter hybrid cable is used for the DC-bus and EtherCAT connection. It is also possible to run Safe Torque Off (STO) safety through this single cable. These factors combine for even less machine wiring than other manufacturers’ decentralised drives that require separate drive power and fieldbus connections as well as separate motor power and encoder cabling.
Kollmorgen AKD-N decentralised motion systems Previous SPMM machine designs have also typically used up to 19 motion axes, however with centralised (cabinetinstalled) motion control, the need to house high-power servo drives and power supplies centrally necessitated large air-conditioned control cabinets with the requisite motor power + feedback cable management systems installed over long runs across the large area of the machine, which has nominal dimensions in the region of 7.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 metres. With continuous machine power requirements up to 15kVA, the associated commissioning, inventory and component burden for the centralised design concept combines for a significant simplification in system wiring.
With each AKD-N servo drive located and connected close to its motor, and with DC power daisy-chained around the machine to each drive, significant savings in installation time has led to faster assembly and site commissioning times. Simplified wiring and cable management means AB Dynamics’ modular machine design requires less hardware, spares inventory, and field upgrades, for example two to four wheel set-ups are more easily achieved. The new SPMM 5000, without the need for a large control cabinet, also requires a smaller footprint which is an important factor for production test area installation.
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configuration and measurement options it offers the SPMM 5000. A single AKD-C power supply may be used for up to 16 AKD-N drives and may also be machine mounted for convenience. Individual AKD-N drives cover a power range up to 4 kW and may be combined with centralised AKD series EtherCAT drives where even higher powers are required.
EtherCAT fieldbus Kollmorgen’s AKD-N series decentralised drives have a proven record not just for lower machine complexity but also for the high-speed synchronisation offered by the EtherCAT industry standard fieldbus. The real-time deterministic fieldbus system with low communication jitter is particularly suited to automation applications requiring short data update times. The freely scalable Plug and Play solution allows additional motion axes, sensors or machine I/O to be readily added to ensure the highest degree of design freedom for machine building. Commissioning and servo tuning is fast and straightforward with the graphicalbased Kollmorgen Workbench®. Well proven for other vehicle simulation platforms and high-speed automation applications such as packaging, processing and assembly machinery, the AKD-N decentralised drives used for the SPMM seamlessly perform in concert with AB Dynamics’ own EtherCAT master-based hardware and software system. Complex kinematics algorithms generate a series of motor current (torque) demands to each individual axis 17 | Industry EMEA | November 2018
in real-time and in close synchronisation with all the sensor measurement data. Heason Technology – a long-term relationship supplier Heason Technology’s engineers work closely with its customers, providing motion control expertise as well as supporting and delivering a wide range of motion components in its role as a UK distribution partner for a select number of globally recognised motion control companies. In addition, the West Sussex-based motion systems integrator has a comprehensive in-house design and build capability that includes custom-built mechanics with servo, stepper and automation controls for the most demanding applications across industry and research. www.heason.com
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PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN BOEING PORTLAND AND HAIMER INTENSIFIES WITH COLLABORATIVE MEMBERSHIP AT OMIC R&D
Brings total OMIC R&D partners to 20 at its Scappoose, Oregon facility.
he Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center Research and Development (OMIC R&D) continues to grow a strong membership base with the addition this month of HAIMER, a world market leading German tooling company in the field of tool holding, shrinking, balancing and presetting. With a total now of seventeen manufacturing industry partners and three Oregon public universities, the Scappoose, Oregon (USA) based R&D facility continues to build a world-class operation to develop advanced metals manufacturing technologies through its collaborative research and development activities.
Through this partnership, Boeing—with its center of excellence and main production plant for heavy metal machining in Portland, Oregon—is intensifying its strategic partnership with HAIMER by sponsoring a joint membership at OMIC R&D. The partnership between Boeing and Haimer reaches back more than 10 years when HAIMER’s Safe-Lock™ pull out protection system became a true game changer at Boeing. With one of the largest titanium machining shops in the world, Boeing Portland has set the standard for cutting tools and tool holder applications for difficult to machine materials. The partnership will be strategically strengthened 17 | Industry EMEA | November 2018
by HAIMER’s investment and support as a new member at OMIC R&D. Due to its technology advantages, the Haimer Safe-Lock™ system has become the Boeing Portland standard for roughing in their milling operations. Haimer implemented an open licensing policy where additional American and other cutting tool makers offer this technology as a standard solution which are widely used in the Boeing machining operations. In fact, the Boeing Company has also received an IP, patent and trade mark license from Haimer to be able to quickly respond to their machining needs for this innovative technology. Prior to implementing Safe-Lock™ in their production, Boeing was constantly facing the challenge of preventing the cutting tool from the pull-out which potentially created very expensive scrap. Over the last 10 years, since implementing Safe-Lock™, they haven’t had a single tool pull-out incident for their high value components—thus avoiding any sort of expensive scrap and machining failure which was a common problem before implementing SafeLock™.
The partnership between The Boeing Company and HAIMER Group will be strategically expanded to a joint membership at the OMIC R&D institution. On the picture William Gerry, Program Manager Global Technology for Boeing Research and Technology (left) and Andreas Haimer, President HAIMER Group (on the right), at the official membership inauguration of HAIMER at the OMIC.
community, our customers and the entire manufacturing industry in Oregon, the Pacific Northwest and American manufacturing. OMIC R&D is an ideal platform to share these kinds of best practices making American and Oregon manufacturers more competitive. Apart from Boeing Portland we also heavily support the leading U.S. Boeing facilities with our system technologies in Auburn, Seattle, Everett, Helena, St. Louis, and Fredrickson.” HAIMER joins nineteen other OMIC R&D industry and university members in the Scappoose facility. Craig Campbell, executive director of OMIC R&D said: “Outsidein advance manufacturing research activities from Oregon Institute of Technology, Portland State University, and Oregon State University are solving manufacturing problems sets at OMIC R&D to support our members. Due to the strong investments from state and local government, OMIC R&D has become a draw for global manufacturing companies and is realizing its promise as an economic driver for the state and region.”
William Gerry, Global Technology program manager for Boeing Research and Technology said: “Boeing is very carefully vetting and inviting members to partner up and contribute to OMIC R&D. We are delighted about the new membership of HAIMER, who we know as a high quality tool holding, shrinking, balancing and presetting technologies company that Boeing has relied on heavily and exclusively for this service. HAIMER can support OMIC R&D and its members with state-of-the-art technology and Industry 4.0 connectivity solutions.”
Andreas Haimer, president of the HAIMER Group, explained during the official handshake at becoming an OMIC R&D member, “We are proud and happy to be closely associated with Boeing as a leading aircraft manufacturer and one of our biggest global customers. The investment and membership at OMIC R&D is a clear commitment to the
Coordinated with OMIC R&D’s applied research projects will be hands-on “earn and learn” apprenticeship programs at the PCC OMIC Training Center, led by Portland Community College, and located in a nearby facility that PCC is building. While the Training Center construction is underway, PCC has a temporary delivery site at Scappoose High School. Brendt Holden, President of Haimer USA and North America based out of Chicago, IL is summarizing the partnership: “We have been delighted to support various production facilities in the Northwest over the past 15 years with state of the art shrinking and balancing machines which have helped reduce operating costs and increase productivity. With presetting, tool holding and milling tools we have become a system partner around the machine tools. Lately we have been involved with multiple presetting projects in the Northwest which can reduce set up time and increase significantly the efficiency of the operation while implementing Industry 4.0 technology by tool management capabilities. We are happy to share our equipment and knowledge in the OMIC in an effort to help the set-ups of the R&D projects be as efficient as possible.”
OMIC R&D is the fifteenth such research center established with Boeing leadership worldwide, and the first Boeing has sponsored in the United States. Its mission is to bring together manufacturing companies and higher education in an innovation environment where “outside-in” applied research with faculty and university students solves real problems for advanced manufacturers while training the next generation of engineers and technologists. Member companies share machinery, equipment such as tools, and expertise to create a highly dynamic and innovative R&D function for members.
The OMIC R&D model focuses research on helping indigenous industries increase competitiveness while creating a real partnership with and integration into the local economy. As research activities expand with highcost, high-value machinery added on to the production floor, OMIC R&D will increase state and regional commercial productivity in manufacturing and stimulate economic growth and development.
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IN THE CONTEST FOR MAXIMUM METAL REMOVAL, KENNAMETAL’S NEWEST HELICAL MILLING CUTTER TAKES FIRST PLACE
Stiff, stiffer, HARVI Ultra 8X. The bolt taper flange cutter with a KM4X adaptor provides unmatched stability. Whether pocketing or profiling, the HARVI Ultra 8X consistently removes up to 20 cubic inches of titanium per minute, with tool life of one hour or more.
Imagine burying a roughing tool in a block of Ti-6Al-4V titanium and ripping away more than 1000 cm3 (61 cubic inches) of material in just one minute. If you’d been at a recent test of Kennametal’s new HARVI™ Ultra 8X helical milling cutter, you’d have seen exactly that. Using a 95 mm (3.74 in.) axial depth of cut, 20 mm (0.78 in.) radially, and a feedrate of 423 mm/min (16.65 ipm), the 80 mm (3.15 in.) diameter HARVI Ultra 8X plowed through this difficult aerospace superalloy for nearly three minutes straight without flinching.
Maximum Excitement Tim Marshall, senior global product manager for indexable milling, has tested the HARVI Ultra 8X with a variety of customers, pushing the limits of the new cutter on everything from 15-5 PH to cast iron to Aermet 100 (highstrength steel) and seeing outstanding results with each.
“Kennametal developed the HARVI Ultra 8X to meet two distinct needs,” Marshall says. “The first came from the aerospace industry, which thanks to the large numbers of aircraft being built today requires the highest metal removal rates possible but still achieving excellent tool life. At the same time, machine tool builders and users alike are asking for tools able to withstand higher cutting speeds but generate lower machining forces, so as to reduce wear and tear on machine components during extreme cutting conditions. The new HARVI Ultra 8X does all that, and a lot more besides.” Massive piles of chips notwithstanding, your shop almost certainly wants its tools to stay in the cut far longer than three minutes. Marshall agrees, saying the HARVI Ultra 8X was designed to predictably remove 20 cubic inches (328 cm3) of Ti-6Al-4V each minute while attaining 60 minutes of tool life per cutting edge. To do this, Kennametal combined a
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Maximum metal removal rates, and maximum flexibility characterizes the new HARVI Ultra 8X.
Inserts with 8 cutting edges in a helical milling cutter. No one else has that. Insert sizes with IC10 and IC12 mm, 8 different corner radii available.
number of innovative technologies in this highly engineered cutting tool solution: • A double-sided yet positive rake insert that delivers the lowest cost per edge possible and simultaneously reduces power consumption by up to 50 percent. • Thanks to a unique AlTiN+TiN PVD coating that provides robust resistance to thermal fatigue, Kennametal’s highperformance KCSM40 carbide grade enjoys much longer tool life than competing solutions. • The HARVI Ultra 8X cutter body is constructed of a higher quality steel than competing solutions for improved stiffness and rigidity under high-cutting forces. • In addition, a unique BTF46 (bolt taper flange) connection provides the ultimate in deflection resistance compared to traditional shell mill type holders. • The variable helix design of HARVI Ultra 8X breaks up the harmonics that lead to chatter, further improving tool life, part quality, and throughput.
Yet the HARVI Ultra 8X has even more tricks up its sleeve. Precision through-the-tool coolant nozzles direct cutting fluid where it’s needed most. An enhanced flute design assures maximum chip evacuation. Oversize M4 Torx Plus screws for greater insert stability. The option with a KM4X adaptor brings greater tools holding stability. Especially prepared insert edges optimized for the KCSM40 grade greatly extend tool life. Corner radii from 0.8mm to 6.4mm, in both inch and metric, means there’s little you can’t machine. Beyond Ti-6Al-4V “We’ve optimized everything about the HARVI Ultra 8X,” says Marshall. “The flutes and the coolant nozzles assure maximum chip flow, something that’s very important when you’re removing this much material—without it, the chips get jammed up and you’re facing catastrophic failure. Our KCSM40 grade has proven to be a top performer in hightemp alloys, but we also offer several equally excellent grades for other work piece materials. And eight cutting edges per insert? Nobody else has that in a helical cutter.” Double sided inserts not only means lower cost per edge but the ability to increase speeds and feeds beyond what was previously possible, Marshall notes. And because the HARVI Ultra 8X is available with an integral shank or the “crazy strong” BTF46 mount, users can adapt the cutter to virtually any machine tool spindle with no loss of rigidity. “We go up against our competitors’ and sometimes even our own helical cutters and are blown away by the performance improvement,” he says. “For anyone who’s looking for the highest productivity at the lowest possible cost per edge, this is the cutter for them.” www.kennametal.com
What’s in a Name? This last point is particularly important. A variable helix geometry greatly reduces carbide-killing vibration. Using 12 mm and 10 mm inserts also helps, as their smaller size means more inserts in the cutter body, more inserts engaged in the workpiece, and more inserts to absorb the pounding of a heavy machining operation.
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FPT INDUSTRIAL IS NOW A PARTNER OF TEKSAN GENERATOR
FPT Industrial is now powering Teksan Generator, a Turkish company that is one of the main players in its field. Teksan Generator has chosen FPT Industrial for a long-term partnership to supply it with the full FPT Industrial Power Generation G-Drive line-up.
eksan decided on FPT Industrial due to the important benefits that come from the great know-how it has acquired over its long experience in the market. This has resulted in an offering of products that are efficient, reliable, and able to deliver high performance while maintaining low operating costs.
Teksan will receive Unregulated, Stage II and Stage IIIA/Tier 3 compliant G-Drive engines to fulfill a complete power demand. FPT Industrial’s G-Drive covers a power range from 30 kVA to 600 kVA, spread between seven models: S8000, F32, N45, N67, Cursor 9, Cursor 13 and Cursor 16. These variants respond to every need, since they offer a displacement from 2,9 to 15,9 liters and many power rates. The S8000 delivers an output of 30 kVA, it has a low cost of ownership and is a reliable solution for all emergency and prime power applications.
The NEF family will provide Teksan with two different G-Drive models. FPT Industrial will supply the Turkish company with both the N45 – which has five different power ranges and a displacement of 4.5 liters – and the N67, whose power range goes from 130 kVA to 250 kVA. This latest version (N67 250 kVA) is also best-in-class for G-Drive packaging, load acceptance and fuel consumption. As for the Cursor, the displacement varies from 8.7 to 16 liters, while the power has a range between 300 kVA and 600 kVA. These G-Drive engines also have best-in-class perks: 17 | Industry EMEA | November 2018
the Cursor 9 300 kVA is best-in-class for oil service intervals (up to 600 hours) and width (2% less than competitors’ average), while the Cursor 16 600 kVA – which is also the most compact G-Drive on the market - is best-in-class for fuel consumption, service intervals and reduced noise. All these products – the unregulated, the Stage II and Stage IIIA/Tier 3 compliant – have great benefits: compared to other premium brands, FPT Industrial’s fuel savings are up to 5% in the unregulated models and between 2% and 16% in the emissioned ones, while the maintenance intervals are up to 300 hours (unregulated) and up to 100 hours (Stage IIIA/Tier 3) more than market’s average. Moreover, FPT Industrial G-Drive engines have a switch-ability pack that allows customers to change from 1.500 rpm to 1.800 rpm depending on their requests (50Hz or 60Hz).
of these qualities find a great partner in Teksan Generator, which has not only been providing uninterrupted power solutions delivering high performance even in the most challenging conditions but providing strong technical support, placing itself as one of the main players in its field. For more information on Teksan Generator and its applications visit http://teksan.com. www.teksan.com
Thanks to its solid experience, engineering know-how along with its wide distribution network, Teksan Generator, a leading engineering company headquartered in Istanbul, has been delivering tailor-made power solutions since 1994. Placing itself as one of the main players in its field, Teksan now powers construction sites, telecommunication projects, hotels, hospitals, industrial plants, research centers, shopping malls, residential buildings, sports centers and many other projects in more than 120 countries through its internationally certified quality diesel and gas-driven generator sets, cogeneration-trigeneration solutions, mobile lighting towers as well as hybrid power systems. All 17 | Industry EMEA | November 2018
VERLINDE FACILITATES BIG BAG MANIPULATION AT A CARDBOARD MILL
RDM, a cardboard mill located at Blandec near Saint-Omer in the Pas de Calais administrative department, consulted VERLINDE in March 2017 to install a motorized VFM jib crane to handle its Big Bags. RDM produces different types of cardboard for all sectors of industry.
he mill had already called upon VERLINDE to erect an aluminium gantry crane designed for corrective maintenance applications. Satisfied with the quality of the product and erection work, the cardboard mill, through the intermediary of their integrator partner HERIPRET, once more called upon VERLINDE in March 2017 to find a solution for a Big Bag handling problem.
The1100 kg recycling bags were formerly handled from their factory entry point to the carton recycling unit by a fork-lift truck. The process, inappropriate for the operation, was slow, lacking in precision and laborious. Verlinde recommended the installation of a 360° slewable motorized jib crane enabling the handling of loads of up to 1600 kg incorporating the weight of a spreader beam (100kg).
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VERLINDE jib cranes (a column-mounted version seen in the photo) are rational and economical handling machines requiring no modification to the building during installation. However, these space-saving machines enable 3-axis handling of loads and can be used by any industry. The fork-lift truck is now used to carry bags as far as the jib crane where the spreader beam is then hooked to the 4 handles. The jib crane's motorized boom raises the Big Bag, rotates through 180° and sets the bag down in a hopper. This specific system of handling is thus more fluid and better adapted to the process. VERLINDE had to take into account the drawback of a lack of space, the jib crane having to pass under an existing 5 metrehigh suspended crane; the overall height of the installation had to be no more than 4730 mm. A à EUROLIFT BH electric belt hoist for loads from 500 to 5000 kg, generally used in the food processing industry, was selected due to its small space requirement and its minimum loss of headroom under the hook. Its lfting power is significant and it offers the toughness of a product designed for industry combined with total operating cleanliness. The hoist motor with two
mechanically variable speeds and two speed travel motor (complying with standard EC 34.1/IEC 34.2, IP 55 protection and insulation F) combined with fully sealed reduction gearing enable your loads to be shifted silently and with great precision. A high security belt guide, electric hoisting limit switch and electrico-mechanical load limiter as standard equipment, ensure users maximum safety in any situation. Optimal operation of the jib crane enables a Big Bag to be loaded up to 6 times every 24 hours. Time saving for the operator is significant, the process is simplified and production has increased. HERIPRET, VERLINDE's integrator partner performed the erection work and will take care of maintenance. RDM cardboard mill, once more satisfied with the optimisation of its production process, is planning new investments. MORE INFORMATION
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Industry EMEA is the magazine for Europe, the Middle East and Africa technical engineers. Presents product news and the latest business for...
Published on Nov 20, 2018
Industry EMEA is the magazine for Europe, the Middle East and Africa technical engineers. Presents product news and the latest business for...