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DELTA DATA CENTER SOLUTION DAY “BRINGING YOUR DATA CENTER INTO THE IOT ERA” STARTS FROM MARCH

Delta Data Center Infrastructure Solutions will share market insights and optimised solution proposals for cloud and on-premise data centers with our key partners.

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elta, a global provider of power and thermal management solutions, announced that it will kick off its Solution Day World Tour in March under the theme of “Bringing Your Data Center into the IoT Era”. The purpose of this event is to share Delta’s insights and global success stories with key data center partners in this area. Starting from March 2019, Delta will host its Data Center Solution Day in major cities in EMEA, Asia, and North America.

According to Gartner the research company, there will be 20 billion connected devices by 2020, up from only 8.4 billion devices in 2017. The rapid digital transformation known as the Internet of Things (IoT) is bringing huge volumes of data and massive data traffic, which further challenges IT infrastructure for real-time and always-on connectivity and services. Since data centers are the backbone of IT operations, how to build a reliable and efficient data center has become the focus of most companies’ IT strategies.

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“The future is now. As industries prepare for the IoT, our job is to help our partners build reliable and future-proof data centers to counter their foreseeable IT challenges, while also maintaining lower TCO. We stand behind our partners to ensure they can leverage the latest technologies such as IoT and 5G technology into business profits,” said Dr. Charles Tsai, CTO of Information & Communication Technology Infrastructure Solutions Business Group (ICTBG) at Delta Electronics. According to the latest survey of CIOs, the 3R challenges of Reliability, Resiliency, and ROI are causing them the most concern. Delta will provide an in-depth analysis of how 19 | Industry EMEA | April 2019

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each challenge affects data center industries, and equip our partners with unique insights and relevant success stories that will help them overcome these challenges stepby-step. Power capacity and system resiliency are two key considerations for data center builders and owners, which affect whether they decide their data centers will be onpremise, prefabricated or even colocations. With Delta’s broad industry experience, we are able to help our partners identify their business goals and requirements, and deliver optimised data center solutions. Would you like to see how Delta’s data center infrastructure total solutions can bring real-world success? We invite you to join our Data Center Solution Day, where all VIP guests will enjoy exclusive access to our data center expertise, including market trends, solution capabilities, and global success stories.” www.deltapowersolutions.com

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DELTA ACQUIRES LIGHTING SOLUTION BRAND AMERLUX TO ENHANCE ITS IOT-BASED GREEN SOLUTIONS FOR SMART BUILDINGS AND CITIES Delta Electronics, a global provider of power and thermal management solutions, and Amerlux, a U.S.-based LED architectural lighting solutions company, today announced the signing of a definitive agreement pursuant to which Delta Electronics (Netherlands) B.V., a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta, will acquire 100% of Amerlux’s interests for USD 90,000,000. The transaction is expected to close during the second quarter of 2019. The aforementioned agreement includes an earn-out mechanism in which Delta will pay an additional preestablished amount for the transaction should Amerlux’s 2019 EBITDA(1) and revenue reach a predetermined target.

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uilding automation has become a major focus for Delta’s long-term growth strategy. The proposed acquisition is expected to benefit customers with a broader portfolio of Delta IoT-enabled smart green solutions for sustainable buildings and cities, which already includes building automation, energy management, commercial and industrial LED lighting, surveillance, as well as indoor environmental quality systems. Delta’s chief executive officer, Mr. Ping Cheng, indicated, “As a world-class corporate citizen committed to enabling energy conservation and lower carbon emissions for mankind, Delta continues to broaden its solutions portfolio to improve the energy efficiency, security and comfort of buildings and cities. Lighting is an integral focus for Delta because, in the IoT era, it is an ample source of crucial data for the optimisation of smart automation systems. Amerlux has a strong reputation in the field of architectural LED lighting, which we believe will enhance Delta’s profile as a total solutions provider. The combined offering of our companies will deliver substantial advantages to our customers and channel partners. Amerlux’s existing facilities in Oakland, New Jersey will continue to produce interior and exterior lighting products, and the current management and employees of Amerlux will remain in place.”

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Frank P. Diassi, founder and chairman of Amerlux, said, “Since its inception, Amerlux has consistently grown its revenue base to become a world-class provider of highend architectural lighting luminaries. Our products have been certified in over 58 countries throughout the world. Since the introduction of LED approximately ten years ago, the market has grown more and more sophisticated in its technology. The initial phase of LED marketing was simply the replacement of incandescent luminaries and focused primarily on energy savings. The current phase of LED marketing focuses on the quality of the light produced by the LEDs. We are now entering the third phase of LED marketing which involves controls of the luminaries, a technology in which Delta excels. The combination of Delta and Amerlux will accelerate the development of solutions for smart buildings and sustainable cities.”

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Chuck Campagna, president and CEO of Amerlux, stated, “We are delighted to become part of Delta as this will help Amerlux become a total lighting systems provider. Delta’s comprehensive portfolio of products and solutions in the areas of smart building automation and energy management can be integrated with Amerlux’s line of LED luminaries. By complementing strengths from both sides, we will be able to provide enhanced value to our customers and further our position in the smart lighting market.” New Jersey-based Amerlux is a leading brand of architectural LED lighting solutions. The company offers innovative highend indoor and outdoor luminaires with a focus on lighting quality, energy efficiency and aesthetics. The company has fostered long-lasting relationships with global customers in a wide range of applications by providing high-quality and differentiated lighting products. In recent years, Delta has been enhancing its broad portfolio of smart green solutions to further the development of smart low-carbon buildings and cities. The acquisition of building automation system providers, Canadian-based Delta Controls and Austria-based LOYTEC, as well as the acquisition of a considerable stake in Taiwan-based surveillance systems provider Vivotek, Inc. are pillars of that strategy. Amerlux will complement Delta’s total offering in and around the building space, by bringing its exceptional product portfolio, industry reputation, and strong customer relationships. (1) EBITDA: Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. www.deltaww.com


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THE NEW CARRIER AQUAFORCE® PURETEC™ RANGE OF HIGH-TEMPERATURE HEAT PUMPS

AquaForce, at the heart of smart cities

AquaForce PUREtec 61XWHZE.

The Solution for Smart Heating Production.

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he Carrier AquaForce PUREtec 61XWHZE range is a new generation of high-temperature heat pumps using lower global warming potential (GWP) HFO R-1234ze refrigerant and delivering hot water up to 85 degrees Celsius. Carrier, a world leader in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, is a part of Carrier, a leading global provider of innovative heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies.

“More and more, government environmental programs provide financial incentives to support renewable heat production,” said William Doll, Marketing Manager Europe, Carrier HVAC Europe. He added: “Today we already have prestigious project references with 61XWHZE hightemperature heat pumps in Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, France and Netherlands for multiple applications like data centres, district heating, processC applications, entertainment centres or hospitals.”

The new 61XWHZE range offers more sustainable cooling and heating solutions using renewable energy. The heat pump can utilize both natural sources, such as groundwater and sea water, and wasted heat sources, such as data centres, grey water or industrial processes, to offer sustainable energy solutions for multiple heating applications.

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The combination of Carrier technology and HFO refrigerant allow AquaForce PUREtec 61XWHZE to supplement traditional boilers in applications such as district heating or industrial processes. The 61XWHZE units can also simultaneously produce chilled and hot water to supplement boilers and replace chillers. These units are also very efficient, reaching a COP of 3.0 or more. 19 | Industry EMEA | April 2019

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NEW 35ECS ULTRA EC BRUSHLESS MOTOR ULTRA HIGH SPEED IN A COMPACT PACKAGE

Portescap is proud to announce the expansion of the Ultra EC™ range of brushless DC slotless motors with the introduction of the new 35ECS motor. This 2 pole motor offers ultra-high speed and power (up to 330W, max continuous) without compromising on the smooth operation and long life you expect from Portescap’s brushless slotless motors.

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he new 35ECS motor is available in two lengths: the 35ECS60 and the 35ECS80. The 35ECS60 and 35ECS80 motors feature our patented Ultra EC coil technology which provides unparalleled torque and power density with limited core losses over a wide range of working speeds without friction & brush wear. These motors feature our patented high-speed rotor design as well to sustain speeds up to 40,000 rpm. The 35ECS80 is unique and opens new areas for slim/long package with impressive torque capabilities at very high speeds, while the 35ECS60 allows high-speed capabilities at very low voltages. Thanks to its rugged design, the 35ECS can sustain peak torque during 2s up to 1.1Nm (35ECS60) and 2.0Nm (35ECS80).

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The 35ECS motors can be adapted in most applications, including industrial applications, enhancing the life and reliability of a device without compromising on power and machine throughput and saving energy. The new 35ECSs are an ideal choice for applications such as battery-operated hand tools (industrial tightening devices or drills), factory automation equipment (large fans or vacuum pumps), and also for applications where there are constraints on diameter. The new 35ECS motors feature a laser welded front flange to ensure the strongest housing to sustain high torque reaction. A temperature probe on the coil head ensures an optimised control of motor performances in heavy duty applications. These motors are offered with hall sensors and a total of 6 different coils to match your speed and voltage requirements. Upon request, Portescap can also provide options for customization including gearboxes, encoders, coil variations and mechanical interface modifications.


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Portescap is globally ISO 9001:2015 certified and our production site in India is also ISO 13485, ISO 14001:2015 and OHSAS 18001:2015 certified. Motor Performance Portescap 35ECS60: frame size diameter 35 mm, frame size length 60 mm, torque 120mNm, R/K2** 0.900 103 / Nms, Max Speed 40,000 rpm Portescap 35ECS80: frame size diameter 35 mm, frame size length 80 mm, torque 193mNm, R/K2** 0.370 103 / Nms, Max Speed 40,000 rpm *This motor constant gives Joule losses power Pj for a given torque T; the lower the better: Pj=(R/K2) * T2 www.portescap.com

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DISTEC PARTNERS WITH ADVANTECH TO EXPAND DIGITAL SIGNAGE AND INDUSTRIAL COMPUTING RANGE Technology solutions provider Distec, partners with Advantech to bring a whole range of digital signage solutions and industrial PCs to the UK and Irish markets.

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istec, the specialist provider of industrial, medical and digital technology solutions, is set to dramatically expand its range of digital media players and industrial display systems, thanks to a new partnership with global manufacturer Advantech. As an authorised Embedded Computer Channel Partner serving the UK and Ireland, Distec can now supply a wide range of Advantech solutions. These include a variety of Digital Media Players offering pre-imaging, build and customised BIOS support from entry level up to ultra-slim, multi-display and OPS series. Additionally, Distec will sell a variety of Advantech’s industrial display systems, which range from 5.7” to 55” options.

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Unlike digital signage products from other suppliers, Advantech’s rich portfolio of products can be optimised and customised for a variety of digital signage requirements. Potential enhancements including high bright solutions for readability in bright sunlight, anti-glare and antireflective coatings, optical bonding to improve strength and durability, vandal-proof cover glass and integrated touch glass technology, LED, sensors or client logos. With Advantech’s products, Distec will be able to help customers across multiple sectors to control and update content indoors and outdoor environment, raising brand awareness and showcasing promotions. Strong growth has been forecasted in the digital signage market, with IHS Markit predicting growth rates of 18.2% to 2021, and 84% of UK retailers saying that such products are an “opportunity to significantly raise brand awareness”. Digital signage is far more flexible than non-professional traditional formats, enabling rapid changing and updating of content which make it more cost-effective in the long19 | Industry EMEA | April 2019

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run, and also offers opportunities for developing more responsive, personalised and interactive content. Meanwhile, increased innovation in display technologies, such as wider and slimmer screens, higher resolutions in LCD screens and the development of video walls with ultra-thin bezels mean that there are diverse opportunities for organisations to differentiate themselves with digital signage. Commenting on the partnership, Noel Sheppard, Company Director of Distec said: “Digital signage is a really exciting and innovative growth area for us. It offers not just retailers but organisations across a broad spread of sectors a huge amount of flexibility and scope for creativity in terms of how they engage with their customers, develop a brand identity and even sell their products and services.” “Advantech is a true leader in this field, offering an ability to customise to design that is second to none, and we’re very excited to be able to pass on those capabilities to our customers.” David Barber at Advantech added: “This new relationship with Distec will bring together a vast amount of history and experience giving customers local logistics and support from a global leader who has over 30% market share in the embedded industrial pc market. In addition to a very strong Industrial offering, this partnership with Distec will drive our wide range of attractive digital signage options in to the UK marketplace.” www.distec.co.uk www.advantech.com


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NEW IXXAT REPEATER SERIES FOR CAN FD AS WELL AS CAN

Adding to the existing Ixxat® line of CAN bridges and gateways, HMS Networks now presents four new Ixxat CAN FD repeaters, all supporting both the new CAN FD standard as well as traditional CAN.

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ith the new Ixxat CAN FD repeaters, HMS enables very flexible networking in existing CAN systems as well as in new, modern CAN FD-based systems.

With the fiber optic version, it is possible to bridge distances with high electromagnetic interferences or to design applications with very high demands on galvanic isolation.

The repeaters enable CAN FD and CAN components to be networked using more effective tree and star topologies, as well as allowing implementation of drop lines. No configuration is required in the process which makes operation and commissioning extremely easy for users.

The repeaters come with slim plastic housings for DIN rail mounting, and the CAN connection is done via screw terminals. www.ixxat.com/repeater

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The Ixxat CAN FD repeaters are available with two and four channels for copper-wired networking (versions CANCR100 and CAN-CR300) and for copper and fiber-optic connectivity (CAN-CR110/FO). All repeaters have a galvanic isolation of 1 kV, except for the CAN-CR120/HV version which withstands up to 3 kV.

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BRITISH STEEL SECURES NEW CATALONIA RAIL CONTRACT

British Steel has secured a new contract to supply high quality rail for track renewals in Catalonia.

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he steel manufacturer has secured the agreement – for its R260 rail – with network operator Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC).

The announcement comes a short time after British Steel secured contracts with RFI, Network Rail, Infrabel and Translink. Richard Bell, British Steel Commercial Director Rail, said: “We’re delighted to have secured this new contract with FGC.

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Delivering with a short lead time is a great benefit to our customers and we look forward to supplying FGC with the high quality rail synoymous with the British Steel name.”

British Steel has recently announced: - A two-year extension to supply Network Rail in the UK - A four-year deal with Infrabel in Belgium - An agreement for 68,000 tonnes of rail for Rete Ferroviaria Italiana in Italy - A contract for 18,000 tonnes of heat treated 108m StressFree rail to Rete Ferroviaria Italiana in Italy - An 8-year contract with Translink in Northern Ireland British Steel is an accredited rail supplier for ADIF (Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias), the Spanish state-owned railway infrastructure manager. https://britishsteel.co.uk/

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DIRK FINSTEL APPOINTED ASSOCIATE VICE-PRESIDENT EMBEDDED IOT EUROPE BY ADVANTECH

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indhoven – Advantech, a global leader in intelligent IoT devices and solutions (stock symbol: 2395), announced today the recent appointment of Dirk Finstel as Associate Vice President Embedded IoT Europe. The appointment became effective from January 1st, 2019. Dirk will lead the Embedded IoT sector in Europe. This strategic appointment underlines the importance of the Embedded business in Europe within Advantech.

Dirk Finstel brings over 25 years of experience within the embedded computing sector, having had a successful career in both sales and technology. Dirk was previously CEO of Sales & Marketing for the embedded boards division and CTO and member of the management board of Kontron AG; Dirk worked several years as CEO EMEA and EVP at ADLINK Technology, Inc. thereafter. In his most recent role, Dirk worked as Managing Partner / CTO at eCOUNT embedded in Munich, Germany. Advantech is welcoming Dirk at a crucial stage, as it is poised to generate greater sales from its embedded sector. www.advantech.com

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DELTA’S UPS AND DCIM SYSTEMS POWER BYTESNET’S NEW GREEN DATA CENTRE AND DATA LAB

Delta, a global provider of power and thermal management solutions, announced today its DPH 500kVA modular uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) and InfraSuite Manager data center information management (DCIM) system are now in operation at Bytesnet’s new d’Root data center at Zernike Campus Groningen in the Netherlands. The DPH 500kVA UPS delivers fully rated power (kVA=kW) and it requires only 50% of the space needed by similar systems from competitors. With Delta’s DCIM, Bytesnet can collect energy consumption data from power meters and environmental detectors in real time to monitor data center operations remotely.

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ytesnet is a regional collocation and network services provider with two main datacenter locations in Rotterdam and Groningen. In addition to a 2,500 m2 data floor, the 6,500 m2 facility also houses a data lab where research and education take place. As a tier  3+ facility, reliability was an extremely important factor in choosing the power infrastructure.

Protecting the environment through power efficiency At the heart of the d’Root data center is a 6-megawatt power system. The three-phase modular DPH 500kVA Delta UPS that Bytesnet has chosen for its new data center was one of the keys to minimizing the facility’s environmental footprint. With its exceptionally high power density, Delta’s DPH 500kVA UPS requires only 50%of the space needed by competing solutions. This Delta UPS also offers industryleading AC-AC efficiency of 96.5%, resulting in considerably lower energy consumption, CO2 emissions, and costs for Bytesnet. A unique combination of UPS and DCIM Bytesnet selected Delta to supply not only its exceptionally high-density and high-efficiency DPH 500kVA UPS system, but also its comprehensive InfraSuite Manager DCIM system.

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The DCIM system gives Bytesnet full control over all aspects of operating d’Root. It also allows for additional optimisation and efficiency gains. By combining the market-leading power density and efficiency of the DPH 500kVA with Delta’s comprehensive infrastructure management suite, Bytesnet has taken advantage of a unique offering in the data center power system space.

A showcase for the datacenter of tomorrow Demand for datacenter capacity is increasing rapidly, and so is the cost of energy. Jack Chou, Sales Manager, BNL Mission Critical Infrastructure Solutions, Delta Electronics EMEA Region, said, “Bytesnet’s choice of Delta for such a highprofile project shows that the Delta solutions are perceived as leading, state-of-the-art technology by top experts in the field. Delta’s solutions are already designed today for a future in which collocation providers will need much more efficient and environmentally friendly power equipment. The d’Root facility offers a compelling example of how other collocation providers can also meet tomorrow’s challenges by innovating today.” www.deltaww.com

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How InfraSuite Manager DCIM is helping Bytesnet The comprehensive InfraSuite Manager DCIM system Delta supplied for the d’Root data center provides a number of significant benefits. With the DCIM in place, Bytesnet can collect energy consumption data from power meters and environmental detectors in real time to monitor data center operation remotely. The collocation provider can also use the capacity module to analyze different aspects of the data center such as power, load, and rack capacity. This information forms the basis for future decisions about expanding data center assets. The DCIM can also visualize rack operating status in 2D or 3D views, which can help Bytesnet present the benefits of the data center’s professional data center management system to customers.

Bytesnet has partnered on this project with local universities, regional ICT vendors, and the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy, Astron. In the d’Root data lab, students, scientists, professionals, and Bytesnet staff and customers work together on developing the data technologies of the future.

The world of tomorrow lives and breathes data Peter de Jong, CEO of Bytesnet, said, “Here, we really are laying the foundation for the 21st-century economy. In Delta, we have found a valuable partner that is with us all the way.” And the new facility in Groningen is pioneering in more ways than just its advanced power equipment. 19 | Industry EMEA | April 2019

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NEW PALLET TRUCK TAG INCREASES EQUIPMENT SAFETY

With the new Pallet Truck Tag and Powered Pallet Truck Tag from Brady Corporation, companies can increase legal compliance, support better pallet truck checks and share inspection results on the equipment itself to improve pallet truck safety.

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Increased legal compliance Article 5 from EU Directive  2009/104 / EC states that equipment, which includes pallet trucks, should be reviewed regularly by an authorised person and that these reviews should be recorded in writing and archived. Brady’s Pallet Truck Tag and Powered Pallet Truck Tag make compliance with the directive a lot easier because they can be attached to pallet trucks for easy inspection and because they can store respectively up to 21 or 31 inspection results and inspector signatures on a removable insert.

Best practice equipment checks On the reverse of each tag, an easy-to-follow operator checklist is included based on best practices to support quality equipment checks in order to achieve best-in-class equipment safety. Separate best practice checklists are available for pallet trucks and powered pallet trucks. Visible on the equipment itself Both the Pallet Truck Tag and Powered Pallet Truck Tag holders can easily be fixed to pallet trucks with a cable tie or adhesive. This enables all relevant workers to see the latest equipment inspection status on the equipment itself. A signature from an authorised inspector will confirm the equipment was deemed safe to use after inspection. If the pallet truck did not pass inspection, authorised inspectors can remove the insert, leaving a clear “do not use” message on the holder, informing coworkers they should use one of the other pallet trucks deemed safe to use. Both the Pallet Truck Tag and Powered Pallet Truck Tag can be supplied in a variety of languages. www.brady.eu

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SMARTER PRODUCT USABILITY

IT’S NOW EASIER THAN EVER TO READ CODES — CAMERA-BASED CODE READER DCR 200i

Sven-Philipp Abraham, Product Management – Product Center Ident + Vision

Using the setup wizard, the new DCR 200i is ready for operation in just a few minutes and can detect 1D- and 2D-codes quickly and reliably even with demanding reading tasks.

easyhandling. Phone 01480 408 500 – www.leuze.co.uk

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ACT NOW TO AVOID CONTRAVENING NEW WORKPLACE EXPOSURE LIMITS

3M™ Gas & Flame Detection is advising businesses or public services that do not comply with updated workplace / occupational exposure limits to chemical agents, could potentially face stern consequences, including prosecution. August 2018 saw the deadline pass for compliance with the revised EU Directive 2017/164/EU. However, for businesses that remain concerned, 3M™ Gas & Flame Detection is offering guidance to ensure the regulations are met.

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ndicative occupational exposure limit values (IOELV) are health-based, non-binding values which are derived from recent scientific data and take into account the availability of reliable measurement techniques. For any chemical agent with an IOELV set at EU level, Member States are required to establish a national occupational exposure limit. In the UK, for example, EH40 Workplace exposure limits from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have been updated directly in line with EU Directive 2017/164/EU. In the latest revision of EH40, which was introduced in August 2018, new limits have been introduced for 31 substances.

“The updated regulations set out the latest IOELV limits. These have been established in relation to a reference period of 8 hours and are referred to as long-term exposure limit values,” explains Neil Gwinnutt, UK & Ireland Sales Manager, 3M™ Personal Safety Division – Portable Gas Detection. “In addition, for certain chemical agents, shorter reference periods exist, typically 15 minutes, and these are referred to as short-term exposure limit values. In line with the ongoing desire to create safer workplaces, IOELV limits have consequently been reduced in the updated regulations. This means any business that believes it was working safely to previous limits, may now be exceeding them.” By way of example, consider carbon monoxide (CO), which is an extremely common by-product of many industrial processes such as wastewater treatment, steelmaking, forging, chemical production, and oil and gas extraction. The 8-hour exposure limit for CO has been reduced from

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30ppm to 20ppm while the 15-minute exposure limit has been tightened from 200ppm to 100ppm.

design, through to equipment specification, installation recommendations, maintenance and service.

“The changes in CO limits will have an impact on many working practices including fire brigades and heating engineers,” says Mr. Gwinnutt.

3M™ Gas & Flame Detection brings together industryleading products from Detcon, Simtronics, Oldham and GMI to provide customers with fixed-point and portable gas detectors and controllers with proven reputations for quality and reliability. The products comply with international certification standards, including ATEX, SIL (Safety Integrity Level), CSA, Marine and IECEx.

Another common gas, hydrogen cyanide (HCN), which is found widely in the plastics manufacturing industry, has seen a new 8-hour exposure limit introduced at 0.9ppm while its 15-minute exposure limit has been reduced from 10ppm to 4.5ppm.

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“New limits have also been introduced for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and nitric oxide (NO), which are commonplace in the rail industry and generated by diesel locomotives,” says Mr. Gwinnutt. “As a result, rail companies need to ensure that engineers working in maintenance depots or in tunnels are not exposed to levels beyond those stated.”

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The long-term effects on health resulting from exposure to chemical agents are well documented. Employers contravening the new exposure limits could not only be risking the health and safety of their team, but find themselves subject to prosecution. To help avoid this situation, any concerned employer is urged to contact 3M™. The Application Engineering group at 3M™ Gas & Flame Detection offers complete end-to-end consulting, from 19 | Industry EMEA | April 2019

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SIC MARKING LAUNCHES THE NEW XL BOX!

The XL Box marking laser has been improved to meet new users’ requirements.

It keeps all the advantages that have made it a bestseller and a key reference for integrators:

The 2 major innovations that have been especially developed for integrators:

• A powerful SIC Marking fibre laser source (20, 30, 50W) already renowned for its reliability (MTBF 100 000 hours) to perform any kind of marking: text, logo, 2D Datamatrix…

Our new laser controller rack FU4 This rack meets 13849-1:2015 standard requirements and has been awarded the maximal PL(e) (Performance Level =e) to manage the safety loops of the automatic door and emergency stop. This excellent level grants the user the full safety of our laser and makes it one of the safest lasers in the market, as our competitors’ products are usually awarded a PL(c) level.

• A solid housing with an automatic door giving access to the marking area by three sides, and Laser Class 1 certified security (EN60825-1). • A standard chassis for immediate integration into the production line. • An unrivalled quality-price ratio in the market.

Our controller includes a touch screen to give easy access to menus: this allows for simple and user-friendly parameter setting and a simplified diagnosis aid.

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Finally, all fieldbus communication cards (ProfiNet, Ethernet IP, etc.) are available for easier integration into your network or connection with your PLC.

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A robot mode By designing this new operative mode, SIC Marking has taken in charge the Laser Class 1 security. The laser housing can be directly integrated into the production line or the robotic cell through an interface in touch with the line’s PLC. Easier integration (shorter study and installation delays) and reduced costs of the whole laser marking function are therefore the greatest assets of the new XL Box in robot mode. Various additional options are available such as 3D marking or integrated Datamatrix 2D code reading, etc. In case of specific requests, SIC Marking will dedicate a skilled project team made up of 20 engineers (mechanical, automation, IT, etc.) to meet all customer specifications. www.sic-marking.com

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RED LION CONTROLS ANNOUNCES CRIMSON 3.1 ENHANCED FEATURES FOR OPC UNIFIED ARCHITECTURE

New functionality simplifies communications from the shop floor to business systems.

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ed Lion Controls, the global experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking, today announced new capabilities for their award-winning Crimson® software, including an OPC UA Client driver with encrypted password support, OPC UA Historical Access, an MQTT connector for Google Cloud and store and forward buffering for all Crimson cloud connectors. Unlike other OPC UA clients which may only allow access to a preexisting list of data items, with just a few clicks, Crimson 3.1’s new OPC UA client driver captures the rich attributes such as diagnostic and performance information, of a target OPC UA server’s data tags.

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With this added capability, most Crimson 3.1-based devices can act as both OPC UA server and OPC UA client. “This can dramatically simplify system architectures, increase scalability and accelerate data integration initiatives with no additional hardware or expensive software customization required,” said Paul Bunnell, product management director for automation products at Red Lion Controls. “In addition, OPC UA Historical Access ensures the reliable transmission of 19 | Industry EMEA | April 2019

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real-time and historical data directly to enterprise business systems using a single, easy-to-use environment.” On devices with an SD card, Crimson’s MQTT connectors can be configured to buffer data within the device when a connection to the target platform is not available. This feature can be set to indicate whether data should be buffered just to memory, or whether the device’s SD card should be used to provide further storage that will survive a power cycle – enhancing reliability and increasing system resilience. To download Crimson 3.1 today, visit www.redlion.net/crimson-31 See how simple it is to configure communication between OPC UA clients and servers by visiting our YouTube channel, at https://youtu.be/5atvRaV-NQY www.redlion.net


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NSK LAUNCHES J-LINE – A NEW RANGE OF JIS STANDARD BEARING UNITS

The new packaging for NSK J-Line bearings.

NSK J-Line units comprise a wide selection of bearings and housings.

NSK is expanding its existing RHP branded Self-Lube® range of bearing units to include products made to the JIS standard. With this new J-Line series, NSK also introduces a new packaging design.

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he J-Line bearing units comprise six of the most popular housing types: pillow block with/without feet, square and round flange, two-hole flange, and take-up unit. Also available are three pressed-steel housings and five inserts (wide and narrow set screw, wide and narrow lock collar, and adaptor sleeve) covering bore diameters that range from 12 to 90 mm. The units are built on demand, offering the highest flexibility for customers.

J-Line bearing units will be easily identifiable in their new, fresh NSK packaging design for the European market. Ready to ship from April 2019, J-Line bearing units are suitable for use in sectors that include agriculture, cement, construction, food, material handling, packaging, paper, steel, textiles and many others. To help simplify selection, NSK has published a new Bearing Unit Catalogue containing both J-Line and Self-Lube ranges. An electronic version will be placed on the NSK website ready for download. www.nskeurope.com

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ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN CIAT VECTIOS™ THE NEW GENERATION OF ROOFTOP PACKAGED UNITS

CIAT presents Vectios, a new generation range of rooftops packaged units offering exemplary energy efficiency. Designed to exceed the requirements for seasonal efficiency (SEER > 3.53 and SCOP > 3.20), Vectios also achieves up to 37 percent energy savings, compared to Tier 1 energy efficiency requirements.

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he 20 kW to 100 kW reversible heat pump operates within an outside air temperature range of -15 ºC to 48 ºC, and up to 52 ºC in the cooling-only version. CIAT designs, manufactures and supplies heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) global system solutions that optimise energy consumption and enhance indoor air quality and comfort in buildings. CIAT is a part of Carrier, a leading global provider of innovative HVAC, refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies.

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The Vectios range consists of autonomous, horizontaldesign, rooftop units and is manufactured with highquality, reliable components. Its external circuit is equipped with electronic axial fans for high seasonal efficiency and a low noise level, tandem scroll-type hermetic compressors, electronic expansion valves as well as components optimised for R-410A refrigerant. Multiple options for recovering energy from the extracted air are available, such as a new CIAT active recovery system and the new heat recovery wheels. To ensure improved indoor air quality, the Vectios units offer a range of filter options, fresh air management, and carbon dioxide sensors. 19 | Industry EMEA | April 2019

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“For maximum seasonal efficiency, the Vectios units are equipped with the new Vectic control system,” said Natividad Molero, product manager, CIAT. “The Vectic control system is dedicated to optimise performance at part load conditions, increasing the seasonal efficiency and operational limits in all seasons. It is available for the whole range.” Vectios units are available in a flexible packaged system and can be adapted to a variety of customer requirements. The weight and the dimensions of the system has been optimised to fit into most with new projects or renovations. Vectios’ wide range of capacities meet the requirements of even the most specific types of application, and can handle the temperature and humidity conditions of medium and large commercial or industrial surfaces. www.ciat.com


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LEMO’S HALO LED CONNECTOR NOW IN AVAILABLE IN 3 DIFFERENT DESIGNS

LEMO connectors enhance its range of Halo connectors with additional product sizes and models.

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nitially launched in the B series, this product is now also available in the T-series, a watertight IP68 connector. This new product range, configurable through the embedded electronics, features a wide range of colours with an RGB indicator arranged in a ring around the connector. The 3 different designs are called LEG, LMG (with a standby light) and LNG (with a narrow ring shape light). What information can be displayed by the Halo LED? It is for the customer to decide before adding the connector to his equipment. The indicator can be configured as required: status (on/off or blinking), light intensity and, of course, colours.

The multiplexed indicator consisting of red, green and blue LEDs, you simply combine the pulse width modulations (PWM) of each colour in order to generate the colour of your choice out of among 16 million shades of colour. The indicator’s behaviour can also be modified at a later stage, via software, providing maximum flexibility. Find out more: https://www.lemo.com/catalog/ROW/UK_English/HALO_ LED_Intelligent_Active_Connector.pdf www.lemo.com

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224 STAGEMAKER HOISTS

Revolutionary Solution from VERLINDE to Modernize Main GLAVKINO Tv and Film Studio. Providing customers using film set pavilions with convenient system of equipment suspension is one of the main tasks during film and television shooting. GLAVKINO complex chose solution from Sofit Light, purchasing 224 STAGEMAKER SR5 hoists.

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LAVKINO film and television complex was founded in 2008. Today it has nine equipped film studios with a total area of 21,000 m2. It is here that the shows are filmed, such as “You are Super”, “Where is the Logic”, other programs for TNT and other popular channels. Pavilions of the complex are also involved in filming of big cinema and popular television series.

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Even a year ago, to accommodate lighting equipment and scenery in the shooting pavilions, customers had to invite climbers, lay lines and solve other tasks of working at high altitude with the risk to their lives. It took time and money. Management of the complex faced with the need to extensively modernize “stuffing” of the pavilions. The main goal was to develop a system of independent suspensions which would reduce time required for installation and ease the task of preparing pavilions for filming. Sofit Light project became the ultimate solution.

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“We had a goal to provide our customers with the opportunity to use an automated suspension, since we have very high ceilings, not everyone has access to them, but this is necessary for work,” said Vlad Mazurov, head of the directorate for customer operations. “Sofit Light managed to submit such a project proposal that we were satisfied with, then to develop the project in full scope, and to successfully implement it.” “For our company, this is the largest sale of hoists to such a significant customer as GLAVKINO. We offered STAGEMAKER hoists of a new generation to the management and technical specialists,” says Arkady Shakhidzhanov, Director of SOFIT LITE. “The feasibility of introducing innovation from VERLINDE has been estimated for several months. Considering all the advantages, specifications, and price/ quality ratio, preference was given to our proposal.” Sofit Light specialises in complex equipping of facilities (theatrical/entertaining) of culture, sport, leisure, and business with light, sound, stage, and low-current


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STAGEMAKER hoist specifications Loading capacity: 500 kg Lifting speed: 4 m/min

Main features of STAGEMAKER hoists: • Double brake included in standard configuration • Streamlined oval design • Black lifting chain • Patented CHAINFlux MKII chain guide system (eliminates chain twisting and jamming) • Low noise level of less than 60 dB • Easy access to the hoist components and maintenance

Layout of GLAVKINO complex pavilions.

Delivery included ten mobile controllers in SCxSR in suitcases.

equipment. The company has its own design office and production base. It provides equipment supply, installation supervision, training, warranty and post warranty service. Since 2011, Sofit Light become the official distributor of VERLINDE, and actively uses STAGEMAKER equipment in its projects.

using STAGEMAKER hoists for many years, we took into account a large number of positive recommendations. STAGEMAKER hoists, indeed, justified our choice: besides the laconic design and reliable uninterrupted operation, we were surprised by hoist motor soft working – low noise during filming is very important.”

VERLINDE is a leading manufacturer of lifting and transport equipment. The plant of the company was founded in France in 1858. In 1975, after the launch of the first electric lift STAGEMAKER Litachain L104, VERLINDE successfully entered the market of professional equipment for the show industry and became the world leader in the production of electric chain hoists and lifting mechanisms for the stage. STAGEMAKER electric chain hoists are designed to work with stage and theater equipment, providing accurate load positioning, smooth and silent lifting.

Installation took place in difficult conditions – equipment had to be located in pavilions occupied for shooting, that could not be cleared. In some pavilions we had to work only during intervals between shooting, and all the scenery remained in place, while climbers worked atop.

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VERLINDE annually provides maintenance training of STAGEMAKER hoists for dealers. Employees of Sofit Light are officially certified by VERLINDE and will provide after-sales service of STAGEMAKER hoists for GLAVKINO. It is clear that such a scope of purchased equipment requires high-quality maintenance, and availability of service is very important part of equipment and after-sales support complex for GLAVKINO.

According to the installation diagram, hoists were mounted together with trusses. It is possible to strengthen the structure if necessary, for this part of the hoists are stored in the warehouse. Full installation took 4 months, during this time about a thousand meters of trusses and 216 hoists were mounted. Load capacity of STAGEMAKER SR5 model is 500 kg, and for this project was used D8 version with a double brake. Basic arrangement is used in several pavilions. The hoists have their proper locations, and there are switching boxes on the walls – one per two hoists, with layout to all points on the ceiling. The customers get prepared layout diagram, but if they are not satisfied with the standard scheme on the ceiling, they lower everything on the floor, assemble it for convenient work, and then return layout back. 19 | Industry EMEA | April 2019

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Shooting pavilion #4 is now partially using standard suspension. This is the largest shooting pavilion in Russia, with a total area of 3,082Â m2, and 52 hoists are always located here.

Conventional suspension layout.

Jean-Yves Beaussart, Sales and marketing Manager of the STAGEMAKER brand, was very enthusiastic about the implementation of this project, given the scale and volume of the equipment supplied. Upon completing the work and checking all the assemblies and systems, European colleagues highly appreciated quality of performance and ease of solving complex technical problems! Today, show industry imposes high requirements on organisation of shooting process. With the implementation of this project to provide the main pavilions with a system of equipment suspension, attractiveness of the facility for GLAVKINO customers has grown significantly. Now, site preparation for shooting takes at least half a shift less. GLAVKINO management highly appreciates the level of modernization and moving to a new stage that would be difficult to imagine without using STAGEMAKER hoists.

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Representatives of VERLINDE and GLAVKINO during the visit to the facility. From left to right: Denis Chuvilkin (Head of the GLAVKINO Hardware Complex), Jean-Yves Beaussart (Sales & Marketing Manager of STAGEMAKER), Margarita Kovaleva (Representative of STAGEMAKER in Russia and the CIS).


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XC4E HIGH-PERFORMANCE SINGLE-AXIS PWM DRIVE FOR BRUSHLESS DC, BRUSH DC, VOICE COIL, AND STEPPER MOTORS • HyperWire® fiber-optic interface • Up to 30 A peak output current • Integral power supply • Safe Torque Off (STO) safety circuit • Optional two-axis or three-axis Position Synchronized Output (PSO)

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he XC4e PWM digital drive is Aerotech’s highperformance single-axis motor drive to control brushless DC, brush DC, voice coil, or stepper motors at up to 340 VDC operating voltage and 30 A peak current capability. All versions are compatible with the Automation 3200 motion platform utilizing the HyperWire® motion bus. The digitally closed current loop and servo-loop ensure the highest level of positioning accuracy and rate stability. This allows loop closure rates up to 20 kHz as well as digital and analog I/O processing, data collection, process control, and encoder multiplication tasks in real time. Standard features include Safe Torque Off (STO), a data array consisting of over 16 million 32-bit elements, digital and analog I/O, one-axis Position Synchronized Output (PSO), dedicated home and end-of-travel limit inputs, and an enhanced current sense device. Encoder support includes square-wave, sine-wave, and absolute encoders.

Each drive has an optional I/O expansion board to greatly increase the number of I/O points. This I/O board includes a dedicated PSO output and a PSO synchronization input, often used to synchronize process control with an external mode-locked frequency input. More information on the XC4 can be found at: https://www.aerotech.com/product-catalog/drives-anddrive-racks/xc4e.aspx www.aerotech.co.uk MORE INFORMATION

The standard XC4e accepts square-wave encoder feedback at rates of up to 40 million counts-per-second. Sinewave encoders can be multiplied by up to 65,536 with the optional encoder multiplier feature. Dual-multiplied encoder feedback is supported.

Each single-axis XC4e PWM digital drive can be ordered with the MX2 high-performance single encoder multiplier or the MX3 high-performance dual-loop encoder multiplier, enabling higher levels of position and velocity control. Also available are a wide variety of extensions to the base PSO functionality. Track up to three encoders in real time with three-axis PSO or extend PSO’s functionality to kinematic arrangements through the use of Aerotech’s Part-Speed PSO feature.

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THE SIZE IS RIGHT FOR RUDD MACNAMARA AS IT ACQUIRES A NEW KEYENCE INSTANT MEASURING SYSTEM

Inspecting parts in all phases of a manufacturing process is crucial for the many customers of KEYENCE, a specialist in precision measurement and automation.

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he company offers a wide range of measurement and inspection products, deployed across both productions, assembly line and laboratory environments, to ensure its customers achieve their quality goals. The company’s industry-leading IM Series Image Dimension Measurement systems allow customers to accurately and instantaneously perform dimensional inspections at a level of precision that that was not previously possible.

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For high precision measurement applications, KEYENCE offers a variety of measurement systems that quickly communicate whether manufactured parts are good… or no good. When so much is at stake, KEYENCE measurement systems consistently deliver benefits to customers – including first-time customers. Enter Rudd Macnamara, formerly an engraving company established by Ernest Rudd in 1890. The Rudd Macnamara of today is a diverse manufacturing organisation centred on print. The company is based in Handsworth near Birmingham, in the very heart of the United Kingdom’s industrial area.

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“We have a very wide range of in-house processes and we offer our customers innovative print solutions, which they may not be able to find elsewhere” explains Graham Caunce, Managing Director at Rudd Macnamara. “Two of the most important markets we serve are the brewery & drinks sector where we manufacture bespoke font branding, beer pump clips, and bar signs; and the aerospace sector where we manufacture nameplates and labels used on equipment that is incorporated into aircraft, and also branding decals for aircraft exteriors.” Rudd Macnamara management identified a need for more precise measuring equipment as a direct result of end users’ complex requirements. “Dimensional integrity of our nameplates is critical to our business” continues Caunce. “Most of the nameplates we make are in anodised aluminium or stainless steel manufactured using a variety of processing techniques resulting in some level of variability that needs to be controlled and eliminated.” The Midlands specialist had been manufacturing these parts for many years. However, it became of the utmost importance to improve assurance processes according


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to Graham Caunce. “We started looking not only at digital optical measuring solutions but also at our internal manufacturing processes to reduce those variabilities which includes hard tooling.” Being able to guarantee parts were consistently within tolerance was crucial to Rudd Macnamara’s future success. With that in mind, company management took a closer look at tooling. “We felt that to achieve the tolerances required on a consistent basis some of the processes employed needed to be replaced by blanking and piercing tools as well as CNC processing where possible” says Caunce.

“We looked at other machines but we found the KEYENCE IM7000 system was quick to program and even quicker to use” analyses Caunce, who says Rudd Macnamara found its own “sweet spot”: “We find it is best to load the bed with some 10 parts. That makes it is easy to keep track of the good parts and identify any rejects. We can also identify and measure print whereas competitive machines could not.” Since Rudd Macnamara introduced this new measurement machine, internal reject rates have improved. “That can only help the bottom line,” concludes the company’s managing director. www.keyence.co.uk MORE INFORMATION

Staff also needed a quick way of checking that what they were manufacturing was in line with drawing. This is where the investment in a KEYENCE IM-7000 system proved especially helpful: it allows faster, easier and more consistent measurements of width, radius and height… all with a single device. The amount of time and effort required for inspection is reduced drastically. In addition, measurement data from the IM-7000 system is automatically saved as soon as a part is measured. Inspection reports can be created with the push of a button, increasing post-measurement work efficiency.

personnel know that what is supplied is correct, in line with drawing and within tolerance. Moreover, where the KEYENCE machine identifies a high number of rejects, staff are able to review the route to manufacture and quickly identify any improvements that are required.

According to Rudd Macnamara’s managing director, the best word to describe how this acquisition helped the company is “assurance”. It is now possible to quickly check a large number of parts and identify any rejects. Rudd Macnamara’s 19 | Industry EMEA | April 2019

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LEROY-SOMER ANNOUNCES THE EXPANSION OF ITS LSA 44.3 AND TAL 044 PRODUCT LINES, REACHING 200 KVA IN POWER WITH IMPROVED PERFORMANCE

Leroy-Somer LSA 44.3 VL14 industrial alternator.

These new models are the result of several years of research and development. They allow for the first time to produce a power of up to 200 kVA from a LSA 44.3 / TAL 044, while offering genset manufacturers significant gains in efficiency, footprint and transient performances.

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or the development of these new products, not less than 8 Leroy-Somer patents have been registered or exploited, particularly on technologies related to electrical engineering, mechanics, cooling technologies and fluid mechanics. The new models introduced are

- LSA 44.3 VL13 & TAL 044 L for the 180 kVA BR power node.

- LSA 44.3 VL14 & TAL 044 M for the 200 kVA BR power node.

These products are suitable for all types of power generation applications and deliver high performance, providing new opportunities for generator sets manufacturers. The LSA 44.3 VL13 and VL14 alternators benefit from a 93.4% and 93% efficiency at 0.8 PF respectively, which represents a significant improvement over the LSA 46.3 S2 (91.9%) and S3 (92.5%). Transient performance and footprint have also improved. The same progress is observed on the TAL range. In terms of power density, these new generators have the best characteristics of the market with unparalleled compactness for this level of power.

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These machines will be equipped as standard with a Shunt excitation system. Options for AREP (auxiliary winding) or PMG (permanent magnet) excitation are also available with the new Leroy-Somer D350 digital controller for the LSA range and the R180 for the TAL range. These alternators are designed to be compatible with all existing engines on the market for these power nodes. They will be offered with a standard axis height of 270 mm, but 19 | Industry EMEA | April 2019

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Leroy-Somer TAL 044 M industrial alternator.

have an option for 280 mm, which allows them to replace LSA 46.3 and TAL 046 models. “This project is the culmination of several years of research and development” said Wenbin Ding, product manager for the low-voltage range “As we mastered new technologies, we could achieve this level of performance and power in this frame size. Ten years ago it would have been impossible, but thanks to our efforts in fundamental research, we have been able to push the limits in cooling technologies and inertia. The most interesting part is that these advances have opened new doors that will allow us to go even further.” The LSA  46.3 and TAL 046 models delivering the same powers (LSA  46.3 S2 and S3, TAL 046 A and B) will be gradually withdrawn from the market. www.leroy-somer.com

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STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH FINCANTIERI BOOSTS FPT INDUSTRIAL MARINE APPLICATIONS

FPT Industrial announced a strategic partnership with Fincantieri, one of the most important and largest shipbuilders in the world, during the International WorkBoat Show (IWBS).

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PT Industrial has been chosen by Fincantieri as a preferred partner to supply tailor-made powertrain solutions for its customers: the partnership includes FPT Industrial marine engines and auxiliaries, as well as ground power generators, and is dedicated to the worldwide market of commercial, patrolling and special applications, covering power ranges up to 1,000 hp.

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Thanks to specific FPT Industrial powertrain know-how, Fincantieri can provide comprehensive solutions for installation on its vessels. Fincantieri is a leader in cruise ship design and construction, building all kinds of ships: from naval vessels to offshore units, from special ships and highly complex ferries to mega-yachts.

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“We are proud to become a preferred supplier of Fincantieri: this strategic partnership confirms our leadership in powertrain technology for marine applications” states Massimo Rubatto, FPT Industrial Vice President, Global Sales. “We are always focused on our customers’ needs, developing tailor-made products. Thanks to our advanced solutions, we can provide our customers with the best powertrain configuration for high performance boats in all applications, even the most extreme. For example, we powered the world’s fastest diesel powerboat this year with our Cursor 16 engine, achieving a speed of 277.5 km/h and breaking a Guinness World Record.” To boost its strength in marine applications, FPT Industrial participated in the International WorkBoat Show (IWBS), one of the most renowned maritime industry exhibitions, which took place in New Orleans, USA, in late November 2018. The show attracted around 15,000 members of the commercial maritime industry to network, explore industry trends, and discover new solutions. At the Fincantieri booth (#3015), the C9 650 engine from the Cursor marine lineup was displayed. The C9 650 is derived from a winning engine, that clinched endurance and speed records. It is noted for its premium reliability and reduced fuel consumption in the world of fast


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FPT Industrial C90 650 E.

planning boats and yachts, whilst complying with the most stringent international emission rules. The C9 650 engine is, in fact, capable of delivering maximum power of 650 hp at 2,530 rpm and maximum torque of 2,150 Nm at 1,700 rpm. C9 650 E Specifications - Architecture: 6-cylinder in line - Injection System: Common Rail - Air Handling: Waste gate water cooled turbo + aftercooler - Valves per Cylinder: 4 - Displacement: 8.7 L - Bore x Stroke: 4.6 x 5.3 in (117 x 135 mm) - Pleasure Rated Power: 650 hp @ 2,530 rpm - Light com. Rated power: 550 hp @ 2,530 rpm - Max Torque: 2,150 Nm @ 1,700 rpm - Dry Weight: 2,072 lbs (940 kg) - Dimensions (L, W, H): 50.7 x 32.4 x 37.8 in (1,288x823x961 mm) www.fptindustrial.com MORE INFORMATION 19 | Industry EMEA | April 2019

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FOUNDRY COMPONENTS – ADDITIONAL KNOW-HOW FROM LEROY-SOMER

For more than fifty years the Leroy-Somer foundry has been designing and producing grey and spheroidal graphite cast-iron components in short, medium and long production runs. A pillar of the engine manufacturer's industrial organisation, the unit also provides a multi-sector response to the most demanding technical briefs for the design, engineering or manufacturing of foundry components.

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rom its earliest days, Leroy-Somer has pursued a vertical integration policy focused on the mastery of the fundamental technologies constituting its core business. Based on this principle of industrial autonomy, the Foundry site emerged in 1967. Ultramodern for its time, this site accommodates large-scale industrial facilities that are constantly evolving to guarantee its ongoing development.

Specialising in flake graphite grey cast iron and spheroidal graphite cast iron, the Leroy-Somer Foundry today boasts a production capacity of 19,000 tonnes and more than 1000 item references per year. Its know-how and trade expertise allow it to propose a wide range of raw and/or machined parts from 0.5 to 250Â kg, used in a variety of applications and industries: pump bodies, street furniture, agricultural and textile machinery, electric motors, compressors, equipment for the construction, rail, automotive industries, etc.

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The versatility and adaptability of the Leroy-Somer Foundry revolve around the following strengths: - A tried-and-tested collaborative process, run by multidisciplinary teams supported by trade specialists, placing their skills and experience at the service of the most stringent customer demands, from study through to production.

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- Design closely aligned to needs, generated by a dedicated engineering office offering reactivity and advice, with close attention paid to ensure the best cost of development for products and tools. The design of components is optimised through the use of high-performance software capable, for example, of numerical casting simulations to detect possible defects before a tool is manufactured. 3D-printing solutions also allow prototypes to be produced for creating made-to-measure products. - Foundry processes validated and managed at each stage of manufacturing, particularly for the fusion, core making, moulding, shot blasting and deburring operations.

“The know-how and expertise of the Leroy-Somer Foundry are recognised by all its customers,” declares Fabrice Bergé, Site Director. “We consider that one of our essential roles is to advise our customers from the pre-engineering phase in order to optimise the design of the new components that are to be produced, and to this end we strive to engage in dialogue with them by every means possible. Furthermore, integration of digital technologies is enabling us to make progress in the management of our processes and the optimisation of costs, so that we can reach out to new sectors, such as robotics.” “Forever attentive to providing optimum customer satisfaction, the Leroy-Somer Foundry is also keen to respect all its commitments, particularly in terms of quality and punctuality, while proposing competitive prices,” concludes Fabrice Bergé. MORE INFORMATION

- Means of production guaranteeing the quality and reliability of the processes: the Leroy-Somer Foundry has a machine pool enabling top-performance production for short, medium and long production run. Efficiency, flexibility and rapidity are guaranteed thanks to highcapacity equipment offering high production rates: 16 t low-frequency electric furnaces, high-pressure vertical or horizontal molding lines, depending on the size of the components, automated cells, etc.

fresh perspectives for development by means of products designed to meet the needs of its customers.

Further information can be found on http://lrsm.co/foundry

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ANTHONY MACHINE AND KENNAMETAL TEAM-UP TO REDUCE SETUP TIMES

Anthony Machine has been using KM throughout the shop for years, so when the time came to equip their new Y-axis lathes from DMG Mori with quick-change tooling, the choice was clear.

Texas job shop reaps the benefits of quick-change toolholders.

Kennametal senior sales engineer Mark Davis was there to help, just as he’s been for the past decade. He explained to Anthony that the best way to reduce setup times and maximize the new machines’ potential would be to equip them with Turret Adapted Clamping Units (TACU) and KM quick-change toolholders.

One of these is Anthony Machine Inc. Since 1946, the San Antonio job shop has served a variety of industries, including oil and gas, mining, transportation and power generation. With all that precision machining experience, there’s little this San Antonio job shop can’t handle. However, after the company purchased a pair of NLX 3000 1250 universal turning centers from CNC machine builder DMG Mori—the shop’s first Y-axis, live-tool lathes—Anthony’s manufacturing team was challenged with making the most of that new investment.

“The TACU system supports everything from KM32 up to KM63,” Davis says. “We offer blocks for both static and driven tools, and can tool up lathes from Okuma, Haas, Mazak, Doosan, and of course DMG Mori—pretty much all of the major machine tool builders, with more coming online all the time. This makes it both easy and cost-effective for our customers to equip more than 80 models of CNC turning centers with a fast, flexible and accurate quick-change tool holding system.”According to Anthony Machine manufacturing technologist Daniel Goller, the decision to adopt TACU and KM for the new machines was an easy one. “Over the years, we’ve built a number of KM-equipped custom toolholders for deep boring and other machining operations on our CNC lathes and machining centers, and we use Kennametal? on several of the shop’s manual turret lathes to overcome limitations with available tool positions,” he says. “On more than one occasion, we’ve earned new

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or more than three decades, Kennametal’s KM™ brand of quick-change tooling has been making machine shops more efficient. As thousands of customers will attest, KM provides shorter setup times, greater flexibility, higher levels of machine utilization, and the ability to meet the industry’s increasingly stringent requirements head on.

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After seeing the benefits of using KM on their new NLX machines, Anthony Machine is planning to expand its use of quick-change tooling to other parts of the shop.

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The speed and repeatability of KM quick-change tooling has made a “striking difference” on many of the jobs at Anthony Machine.

Mohsen Saleh and CNC machinist setter Mark Garland discuss a workpiece produced on one of Anthony Machine’s DMG Mori NLX 3000 1250 universal turning centers.

business because KM was able to achieve tolerances and surface finishes that others couldn’t do with conventional tooling.” Anthony’s operations manager Mohsen Saleh agrees. “The differences are striking,” he says. “Compared to the traditional wedge and screw-style blocks that come standard on most machines, the KM-equipped TACU units are both faster and more accurate. We routinely hold tolerances of 0.0005" (0.013 mm) and I’m told that part size doesn’t change from one clamping to the next. The turret’s less crowded, everything’s easier to get at, and you don’t have the chatter and deflection that you often find with your typical straight shank tools and set-screw type boring bar holders.”

supplier. We’re always competing against smaller, lowercost shops, and in order to continue winning new business in this environment, we have to adopt the latest in advanced tooling and machine tool technology. This is what’s given us the edge, and Kennametal is a big part of it.” www.kennametal.com

“Anthony’s experience with TACU is what we’ve come to expect from KM,” notes Kennametal’s Davis. “Considering the breadth of the platform, its accuracy, and especially its flexibility, it’s quickly become the de facto industry standard in quick-change tooling.”

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Saleh summarizes Anthony’s recent success with a bit of company perspective. “We bought our first CNC machine in 1986,” he says. “At that time, we were using a well-known competitive brand, and then Kennametal came knocking. What first struck us was their service-oriented attitude. They’ve always been willing to come in and work with us on applications, which together with the quality of their products is why they’ve since become our preferred tooling 19 | Industry EMEA | April 2019

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PEPPERL+FUCHS INTRODUCES THE NEXT-GENERATION PURGE AND PRESSURIZATION SYSTEM

Bebco EPS 7500-Series Type Ex pzc/Type Z.

The new Bebco EPS® 7500 Series Ex pzc / Type Z sets new standards for global purge solutions.

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epperl+Fuchs, a world leader in process automation, has introduced an advanced Bebco EPS® purge and pressurization system, designed for Class I or II/Div. 2 and Zone 2/22 locations. This innovative and compact manual or automatic system delivers all the features needed for reliable hazardous location protection within a small, streamlined solution.

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The 7500 series Ex pzc/Type Z purge and pressurization system can be fully automatic or manual and purges a common enclosure of hazardous gas or dust to maintain positive pressure. It effectively reduces the classification within the protected enclosure to a non-hazardous area. The 7500 carries ATEX and IECEx certifications and is UL listed. It operates within an extremely small footprint of only 5.8” x 3.8” x 1.9”.

“The new, compact 7500 series is easy to use, offering absolute reliability and efficiency. When fully automated it provides excellent enclosure protection for electrical equipment like motors, drives, control panels and cabinets, and gas analyzers,” said Kristen Barbour, Marketing Manager. “Whether you need gas or dust protection in the oil and gas, chemical, maritime, or offshore industry – the Bebco EPS 7500 can be used in process industries around the world for applications that previously required heavier and more expensive explosion-proof protection.” The 7500 Series includes intelligent automatic monitoring and control of enclosure pressure with dilution and continuous flow functionality. The system makes automatic adjustments and provides an alarm output for reliable protection. It is designed in marine-grade chromate aluminum – making it rugged enough to withstand the harsh conditions of many process industries. The 7500 uses universal AC/DC power and is available as both a panel mount and external mount. The large touch screen enables quick and easy setup while also providing status LEDs, a bar graph for pressure, and multiple program selections. www.pepperl-fuchs.com

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R200 AND R201

The R100-, R101- and R103- with the new R200- and R201 sensors.

The New Optical Sensors for Longer Operating Distances.

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ith the R200 and R201 designs, the forwardthinking product design of photoelectric sensors from Pepperl+Fuchs enables applications with longer operating distances. Just like the compact R100, R101, and R103 series, both new products consistently offer all photoelectric functional principles in a design that is now larger and suitable for specific mounting situations. Usability is intuitive and identical across all series—and the standardized IO-Link connection via the latest Smart Sensor Profiles also enables convenient and reliable integration of the sensors.

Perfect Usability All series have an intuitive and identical look and feel during parameterization. Quick and easy sensor adjustment is guaranteed by a multiturn potentiometer and a push button, which function as a combined operating element with three LEDs for visualizing the configuration, status, and diagnostics. Across all series the user benefits from standardized usability: The look and feel when parameterizing a thru-beam sensor, a retroreflective sensor, or a diffuse mode sensor for the R100, R101 or R103 series is the same as for the R200 and R201 designs. This also applies to measuring devices with multiple switch points or distance sensors.

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With the R100, R101, and R103 series, as well as the new R200 and R201 sensors, choosing the relevant sensor is easier and users also benefit from maximum flexibility in every application and mounting situation. In terms of their technical features, the new series also include robust DuraBeam laser technology and high-precision Multi Pixel Technology (MPT) for distance measurement. Standardized usability across all series and functional principles plus the IO-Link interface facilitate parameterization of the sensors during commissioning and when there is a change to the functional principle or to another series.

Identical Functional Principles The new R200 and R201 series offer all photoelectric functional principles: thru-beam sensors, retroreflective sensors with a polarization filter or for clear object recognition, energetic diffuse mode sensors, sensors with background suppression and foreground suppression, measuring light barriers with two switch points, and distance sensors.

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Industry EMEA | 19 - April 2019  

Industry EMEA is the magazine for Europe, Middle East and Africa technical engineers. Presents product news and the latest business for the...

Industry EMEA | 19 - April 2019  

Industry EMEA is the magazine for Europe, Middle East and Africa technical engineers. Presents product news and the latest business for the...