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MCLENNAN INTEGRATED SERVO MOTOR INCLUDES FEEDBACK, DRIVE AND MOTION CONTROLLER

14 NEW FERODO® COMPOSITE BRAKE ROTORS LAUNCHED FOR BMW AFTERMARKET

25 KENNAMETAL MILL 4-12KT, THE NEXT GENERATION OF TANGENTIAL SHOULDER MILLING

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BRADY NEW PENDANT CONTROL SAFETY COVER, AN INNOVATIVE LOCKOUT/ TAGOUT SOLUTION

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IN THIS MAGAZINE... 6  INDUSTRY 4.0 AND IOT EXPAND SMART SENSOR APPLICATIONS 11  Cv-x series multispectrum: flexibility and ruggedness in visual inspection 12  Smart position sensor 13  New photoelectric sensor for demanding applications 14  Integrated servo motor includes feedback, drive and motion controller 16  Patrik HUG from Delta Electronics EMEA: “Successful localization is the key to an effective globalization”

18  Shuttle service into space with the Dream Chaser and the Swiss thread specialist Eichenberger Gewinde

20  SOURIAU hermetic connectors align expertise with an extensive product range 22  Nelson automotive rebrands as Avistud 25  New Ferodo® Composite Brake Rotors Launched for BMW Aftermarket 26  Students at SDU test the user electronics of the future and green, sustainable technologies

29  Expanded Lennox chiller portfolio supports F-Gas refrigerant phase-down 30  Ingram Micro and Delta Establish Distribution Partnership 31  Verlinde Stagemaker equipment for entertainment and show-business industries now distributed in India

32  VERLINDE electric hoist provides vital fall prevention for Valkyrie humanoid robot 34  Easily mop industrial spills 35  Rugged sensors for small-scale process technology – Detect temperatures using direct media contact

36  Tri-axis inertial measurement goes below ground: Tamagawa’s IMUs used for novel subterranean duct and borehole curvature measurement instrument

38  Kennametal introduces its Mill 4-12KT, the next generation of tangential shoulder milling

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40  “Safety at work – how can machine tools and systems operate safely and efficiently?” 43  New SafeKey Padlock: the safest padlock for Lockout/Tagout 44  Hands off my crane 45  Future-Proofed 46  Carrier Confirms its Low Global Warming Potential Refrigerant Strategy in Europe 48  NSK catalogue outlines high-speed DIN-standard ball screws for machine tools 49  New single stage NORDBLOC.1 helical gear units 50  Easily highlighting the potential of value creation 53  Advantech Taking Accelerated Computing from the Cloud to the Edge with NVIDIA 54  ElectroCraft Expands the MobilePower™ Product Offering with the MPW Series 55  New Inductive Safety Sensor Portfolio from Pepperl+Fuchs 56  Rugged Computer and Production Line Simulation 58  For longer chain service life: relubricate – and prevent wear 60  Industrial Ethernet and wireless growing steadily – first year of decline for fieldbuses in terms of new nodes – Industrial network market shares 2019 according to HMS

62  New frequency inverter from NORD: Versatile, Networked, Powerful 64  PcVue 12: The open, secure and mobile SCADA/IoT platform! 66  Camille Bauer Metrawatt AG sets a new standard for creating mains quality compliance reports, conveniently and without expensive software

68  SIC Marking continues to grow internationally! 69  How to turn a small and medium-size company into an intermediate-size one in 2 years?

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OFFSHORING, BACKSHORING OR JUST RELOCATION? After a significant wave of “offshoring” in past decades, the “backshoring” of industrial activities is becoming increasingly frequent. So what’s going on? Offshoring. For those not old enough to remember the advent of offshoring, the first wave of industrial relocation from Europe to China took place between 1965 and 1970 to start serving a newly emerging market – the Far East. Fast-forward 20-25 years and many factories began closing in the West, largely to the benefit of wealth creation in lower-cost economies in Central and Eastern Europe. Following the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1991, former Soviet countries escaped poverty by becoming subcontractors to Germany, and later to other countries in Western Europe. In the same decade, North American studies predicted the displacement of more than 3 million white-collar jobs to India (including more than 500,000 computer scientists). By the early 2000s, China had become “the factory of the world”, while the 2010s saw Brazil develop its domestic market and begin attracting international manufacturers. Labor costs, labor force, skills, industrial real-estate costs, legal and tax benefits, proximity to raw materials, emerging markets… the motivations for offshoring are often diverse, and never simple. In any case, the impact on industrial production has always been significant. And the story didn’t stop there. Backshoring. In recent years, industry has been in reverse. For some, the factories are coming back. For others, the factories are leaving. The reasons are many: reduction of transport costs and delays; new taxes on imports; jobs creation; coordination between teams (design-production-marketing); quality improvements; protection against espionage; skills development; carbon footprint reduction; demand from original customers; and new customs constraints, to list but a few. Here again, a multivariable equation that is neither simple nor basic. However, once the decision is made, it is considered that in 10, 20 or 30 years, the professions have evolved. The know-how has changed. Production techniques and methods have moved on. In fact, this change is becoming a tremendous accelerator for the development of digital factory concepts. A full-scale field of application for new technologies, materials, equipment and software. All these new products and solutions contribute to factory 4.0, and they can be found every day in these columns. Localization. Many factories are now moving closer to the customer to limit costs. Cheap labor or advanced digitization of the plant? In reality, the production method adapts to the market in which the plant is located. So in a way, the manufacturing process is always “localized”! Enjoy reading!


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INDUSTRY 4.0 AND IOT EXPAND SMART SENSOR APPLICATIONS Although sensors have been important devices in manufacturing and process plants for many years, today they have a particularly crucial role to play. Thanks to a number of enhanced features, matched by high levels of flexibility and increasingly compact dimensions, the latest smart sensors have become stars in the world of Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT). For users, smart sensor evolution means greater profitability provided by more productive assets. Author: Sílvia Bruin Pereira

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his thinking is confirmed by Bruno Kim, Marketing Manager at KEYENCE. “A smart solution may bring several benefits; for example, inspection reliability using such a system undeniably becomes superior to that performed by a human operative,” he says. “After all, automated inspection is not subject to human bias, thus ensuring higher repeatability and process speed. Reduced downtime is also of relevance, thanks largely to an evolution in technology that has increased the ruggedness of inspection instruments to suit harsh environmental conditions on the shop floor. As a result, productivity is enhanced. Time and expenditure reductions also appear on the list of benefits, as much higher productivity means less labour costs.”

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KEYENCE has great confidence in its vision system for surface inspection. The company has recently released its multi-spectral technology, which includes lighting in several spectrums, in order to obtain the best application stability and contrast. Featuring a method of capture that is unique in the market, clients benefit from a rugged design which provides inspection results free from subjective interpretation bias.

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Measurement reliability, downtime reduction and faster calibration, asset costs and time savings; all these benefits provided by smart sensors are connected in the opinion of Gustavo Takizawa, Application Engineer at HONEYWELL Sensing and IoT Division. “However, I would say that measurement reliability is the key to smart sensor success,” he states. “Once sensor measurements are reliable, the benefits provided imply less maintenance requirements since it is possible to predict system anomalies and, therefore, increase asset [employee] efficiency and, at the same time, reduce costs.”

Of course, growing competition in worldwide markets calls for technology updates on a yearly basis. “The combined sensor is likely to play a major role in the next few years”, hopes Takizawa. “This kind of sensor is capable of collecting several types of data. An example of a combined sensor is our HumidIcon, which combines temperature and humidity in a single sensor, with a digital output for communication. If a sensor is capable of combining information (pressure, humidity, temperature, position, etc.), equipment space will be more optimized, easing the path from design concept to reality.”

HONEYWELL uses several technologies in its sensors dedicated to the measurement of pressure, humidity, temperature and position, including MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems) and ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuits), with the objective of collecting data accurately and reliably. The company’s SMART (Superior Measurement. Accurate. Reliable. Thinking.) Position Sensor, for example, is a highly reliable ASIC using an array of integrated circuits to detect magnetic fields (Hall effect sensors) for enhanced object position sensing.

Similarly, Brichesi reiterates that the growth of Industry 4.0 and the IoT is based on the modernization of sensors and actuators. “According to the ISA-95 standard, sensors and actuators are in level 0, and are responsible for providing reliable information to the analytical and management systems,” he says. “If bad quality information is provided, the performance of analytical technologies and ML [Machine Learning] will be affected.” Brichesi adds that the main applications are in analogic technology (pressure, temperature, distance) which, besides enabling productivity, reduce the cabling costs of field devices. For this reason, Brichesi is convinced that analogue sensors will play a key role, since it is easier to implement this type of sensor than digital counterparts such as distance, colour and condition sensors.

According to ROCKWELL AUTOMATION Product Manager, Maurício César Brichesi Filho, the ROI calculation for smart sensor applications will be based on the previous conditions of the equipment/line where they are installed. For example, factors such as downtime caused by equipment failure, reduced product quality and lower OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) all need to be included in the equation. “Smart sensors are capable of reducing maintenance costs by reducing the equipment/line MTTR [Mean Time To Repair],” he says. “They are capable of providing contextualized information of actual field conditions in real time, so the end user is able to make fast and efficient decisions.” The smart sensor technology of ROCKWELL AUTOMATION is implemented by means of three components: advanced diagnostic sensors (IODD Advanced); IO-Link technology to deliver more data to the control system; and the advanced integration of sensors and controllers, a unique feature in the market. INDUSTRY 4.0 AND IoT

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“With Industry 4.0, the main issue is the potential for establishing communications between the sensor and the information network, plus process automation,” states Kim. “As a particular point of note, we’ve been noticing intense market interest in automatic inspection solutions.” Kim finds it difficult to predict the type of sensor that will command the biggest market share, because that depends on each specific application. “Considering that the market has been looking for inspection automation options, it is possible that sensors related to this kind of application will play a major role from now on,” he says. “Industry  4.0 and the IoT influence and demand very decisive growth in the smart sensor market, since the world needs process optimization, assets and increased profitability,” says Takizawa. “Smart sensors are basically the heart of Industry 4.0 and the IoT; they play a major role in fast, efficient and reliable data acquisition.” 20 | Industry EMEA | July 2019

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FUTURE Which industrial segment will have the greatest demand for smart sensors in the near future is considered, for the time being, a guessing game by Kim. “Even if several companies come up with similar products, the way they are made will be, in most cases, quite distinct,” he states. “I believe that all active players in product manufacture are candidates to drive higher demand for such items. The principle which must be considered is that every product submitted for processing is subject to inspection, to make sure it is within quality parameters”, Kim explains. According to Takizawa, agriculture, energy and medicine will be demanding more and more smart sensors as the technology keeps evolving. “A combine harvester, for example, may use position sensors, IMUs [Inertial Measurement Units], pressure, temperature, speed and current sensors, GPS, and several other types,” he says. “Furthermore, these markets demand real-time monitoring of the data provided by such sensors, so that equipment operators can make fast decisions. The medical and energy markets are those demanding the most up-to-date technologies capable of providing high-accuracy data collection, mainly in healthcare, so that a doctor may analyse data from several patients in real time. Additionally, trending this data will increase system reliability and decrease eventual failures.” Brichesi predicts that the industrial segments set to take most advantage of this technology will be food and beverage, automotive and tire manufacturing, as well as general manufacturing. “These segments already use several sensor types across their industrial facilities that are connected to conventional I/O cards,” he explains. “The lack of information to the user caused by this type of set-


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up creates serious consequences, such as plant shutdowns and decreased operational reliability. However, by applying the latest sensor technology, they will experience a marked increase in production and reliability.” According to a survey carried out by Markets and Markets, an Indian company specializing in quantified market research, the industrial sensor market was valued at €14.24 billion in 2018 and is likely to reach €19.23 billion by 2023, an annual growth rate of 6.16%. The survey points out that this increase is being propelled by growing demand for Industry 4.0 and IoT strategies, by the surging wireless sensor market and the burgeoning demand for industrial robots. Smart sensors are expected to evolve quickly, particularly in size, performance and cost. As a result, the use of smart sensors will become more widespread as the IoT improves and renders important data transmission safer. This progression will lead further industries to adopt smart sensor technology.

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CV-X SERIES MULTISPECTRUM: FLEXIBILITY AND RUGGEDNESS IN VISUAL INSPECTION

This series uses Lumitrax™ technology, where the final image is obtained by superimposing several images captured at various lighting angles.

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V-X Series Multispectrum uses an innovative inspection algorithm. High-speed monochrome cameras are used together with eight-colour lighting, a configuration that promotes accurate applications, even with subtle hue variations. This series also uses Lumitrax™ technology, where the final image is obtained by superimposing several images captured from multi-angle lights, in order to minimize reflex and maximize contrast. Such capability enables users to easily generate images that would otherwise require a lot of experience and editing time.

In short, this vision system offers the most advanced hardware and software, providing more flexibility and ruggedness in visual inspection applications, while simultaneously offering intuitive, simple operation. www.keyence.co.uk

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SMART POSITION SENSOR

This is a combination of an ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) and an array of MR (magnetoresistive) sensors.

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he Smart Position Sensor is one of the most adaptable and lightweight sensors available on the market, enabling highly accurate motion control, and enhanced operational efficiency and safety. A simple non-contact design eliminates mechanical failure mechanisms, reduces wear and tear, improves reliability and durability, and minimizes downtime.

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The Smart Position Sensor is a non-contact solution for absolute position sensing with enhanced accuracy.

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These sensors use a combination of an ASIC (ApplicationSpecific Integrated Circuit) and an array of MR (magnetoresistive) sensors to accurately and reliably determine the position of a magnet attached to a moving object, so that its position can be determined or controlled. www.honeywell.com


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NEW PHOTOELECTRIC SENSOR FOR DEMANDING APPLICATIONS

This high-performance sensor provides long-distance detection and increased environmental tolerance for industries such as food and beverage, material handling, and packaging.

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pillar of Industry 4.0, the Allen-Bradley  42AF RightSight M30 photoelectric sensor from Rockwell Automation is built with improved environmental resistance and long-distance detection in a mid-sized, rightangle housing, and offers the flexibility and performance required for a wide range of demanding applications.

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Developed with IO-Link capability, these sensors are easily integrated into automation architectures, providing data and diagnostics directly from/into a control system to help minimize downtime and increase productivity. Using this capability, the sensor can provide information such as signal strength, location, proximity alarms and timing functions, which increase operational efficiency and decrease plant downtime. The 360-degree high-visibility LED power and status indicators further assist in set-up, monitoring and troubleshooting. www.rockwellautomation.com

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INTEGRATED SERVO MOTOR INCLUDES FEEDBACK, DRIVE AND MOTION CONTROLLER

New from Applied Motion Products (AMP) and available from Mclennan, MDX series integrated servo motors combine a high torque-density and low rotor-inertia brushless motor, feedback, drive stage and motion controller in a single DC-powered package, complete with I/O and communications interfacing.

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imed at distributed motion control tasks where torque/force, velocity and/or precision positioning is required, and available in 200 Watt or 400 Watt power ratings, they blend the well proven performance capabilities of AMP’s 60 mm J-series servo motors and SV200 series alldigital intelligent servo drives. These new integrated servo motors offer a compelling solution for simple installation and cost-effective use in applications such as packaging machinery, medical equipment, robotics, AGVs and more.

The MDX series is a flexible all-in-one motion solution with a broad choice of control options for single or multi-axis use. These include streaming commands from PCs and PLCs or standalone operation using the drive’s on-board motion controller which, via its RS232 interface and AMP’s “Q” programming language, includes maths and other highlevel motion related functions. It is also possible to control the MDX from discrete I/O interfaces for pulse & direction or +/- 10 V. Furthermore, users can choose the dual-port Ethernet which is available on all models or select optional CANbus or RS485 communications ports for protocols that include CANopen (CiA301, CiA402), EtherNet/IP, Modbus TCP, and Modbus RTL with further options planned in the short term. The new MDX is available in IP65 and IP20 environmentrated motor options – each includes two motor lengths for 0.64 and 1.27 Nm continuous torque and peak torque of 1.6 and 3.0 Nm respectively. The input voltage is 20 to 60 VDC (recommended 48 VDC) and maximum speed is 3000 rpm for both variants.

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AMP’s new MDX integrated servo drives – 400 Watt IP65 (left) and 200 Watt IP20 versions.

The IP65 rated version includes M12 connectors for all interfacing whilst the lower-cost IP20 rated motors feature PCB header connectors that will appeal for more pricesensitive applications. With eight optically isolated outputs and four optically isolated inputs, the IP65 rated version has slightly more machine I/O and is able output the integrated 16-bit magnetic incremental encoder data for synchronisation with other controllers. Both versions have a single analogue input. Comprehensive fault protection measures include overtemperature, over-voltage, under-voltage, and over-current with status LEDs. The range is launched with a number of cable and connector accessories for power, I/O and communications as well as terminating resistors for daisychaining CANopen multi-axis systems.

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MDX integrated servo motors eliminate the need to connect motor power and feedback cables between motor and drives, allowing distributed machine architectures without the need for control cabinets which can result in innovative machine designs with less wiring and simplified layout. Mclennan supplies and fully supports AMP’s comprehensive range of stepper and servo based motion control products. Comprehensive specification, installation and programming information for the MDX range is available from the Mclennan website https://www.mclennan.co.uk/mdxintegrated-servo-motors 20 | Industry EMEA | July 2019

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PATRIK HUG FROM DELTA ELECTRONICS EMEA: “SUCCESSFUL LOCALIZATION IS THE KEY TO AN EFFECTIVE GLOBALIZATION”

Patrik HUG, Senior Director and Head of Business Development & Product Management of Industrial Automation Business Group, Delta Electronics EMEA: “Smart manufacturing is developing and will continue developing. It’s a major pillar of Delta’s long-term strategy. And our own factories are our first fields of experimentation.”

IPmediaOnline: We could observe that Delta Electronics are developing rapidly and securely over the past decades in EMEA in the industrial automation area. How do you explain such success? Patrik HUG: Delta’s success in EMEA on Industrial Automation is built on a couple of key elements. We focus on providing customer suitable solutions from component to connectivity to management systems. We not only develop the products with industry-leading technology, these products are actually adapted in our own manufacturing facilities as well for field application and durability. Next to that, We also have a strong network with partners all over EMEA, with whom we cooperate with, to provide customers with solutions that fit their needs and requirements that fit in their counties.

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This said, the company has been developing globally, and step by step. Encouraged by its successes in Asia, the company knew that cultures differ from one continent to another.

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IPO: You could even say “from one country to another,” in EMEA in particular… PH: Exactly! In the industrial world, doing business is not only bringing technology and providing products at reasonable cost, it firstly is understanding and solving with long term solutions, accompanied with the proper services. Delta has sales offices/R&D centers/factories along with the solid network with partners all over EMEA to take care of the local cultures and needs required from our customers. Delta has always been recognized for its open-mindedness and its capability to listen to customer’s wants and needs. IPO: Delta’s reputation started with the recognized quality of its products, worldwide. But the company is far above products now, right? PH: Definitely! We still develop products. And the excellence of products is essential, of course. But it never makes it all. Especially in the industry. And so, you probably noticed that Delta moved from products to solutions, and from solutions to complete systems. Last November (at the SPS tradeshow in Nuremberg, Germany) Delta launched its new CODESYSbased Motion Control Solution, matched with a Delta SCARA robot. In April this year (at the Hannover Messe) we demonstrated our new DIAStudio integrated engineering software; this one enables an all-in-one platform to select models, to program and set up PLCs, HMIs, drives and more. The goal is for the customers to gain effectiveness and time when developing their machinery systems.


NEWS DIAStudio = DIASelector + DIADesigner + DIAScreen. The integrated engineering software from Delta is an all-in-one system designed to simplify and reduce the time required for the setup process in machinery systems.

IPO: It appears to me that your DIAStudio software is a key step in your strategy, correct? And from products… to solutions… to systems… to integrated systems… How far do you plan to go? And grow? PH: DIAStudio was created to facilitate ease of use across all of Delta’s platforms, however it does not stop here. We plan to continue to enlarge our software capabilities around smart manufacturing, with this our solutions also meet the expectations of the small and midsized OEMs. IPO: Would you say that Delta moved from hardware to software solutions? PH: I would not put it this way. We still develop and manufacture controllers, human-machine interfaces, motors and drives, and many other components and devices which are still critical in consideration of industrial automation, but we are now also capable of delivering solutions and systems, such as robots and even to integrate those systems into complete machinery lines on the plant-floor. I would say we are moving towards “Smart Manufacturing.” This scalability of our solutions is definitely a strength, for us and for our customers as they will grow.

With robust R&D capability and abundant industry experience, Delta offers industrial automation products and solutions that find application in a broad range of industries, including electronics, components, photoelectric panels and food & beverages. We are dedicated to providing innovative and reliable smart, green manufacturing solutions for global customers, keeping our promise of “Automation for a Changing World”.

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About Delta Industrial Automation Business Group Since the debut of our AC motor drive in 1995, Delta continues to develop our industrial automation business, providing superior quality, reliability and precision. Our range of complete smart manufacturing solutions covers equipment automation, automated production line design and integration, equipment IoT and data collection, as well as manufacturing management and monitoring to maximize productivity and stabilize production. Delta applies AI and big data analysis to optimize production processes and implement digitalization for equipment, production lines and energy usage. With automation products, software, and system solutions integrated into an all-in-one digitalized smart manufacturing model of factory, processes, and equipment, Delta provides numerous production models, including customized, small volume and wide variety, and mass production for customers on a global scale.

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SHUTTLE SERVICE INTO SPACE WITH THE DREAM CHASER AND THE SWISS THREAD SPECIALIST EICHENBERGER GEWINDE

When three ball screws manage docking on the ISS in orbit. Cold-rolled reliability for the next generation of space shuttles. We move things all over the world and from 2020 in space, too!

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Eichenberger’s thread drives make it possible In 2015, a project was launched in Burg with the globally leading supplier of products to the aerospace industry. The goal of this collaboration is to execute docking manoeuvres during a space rendezvous between the ISS and the innovative, re-useable space glider “Dream Chaser” from 2020. The docking unit, which is “300% safe” and functional, is the integral part. The centre piece inside this docking system consists of three robust, corrosion-resistant ball screws with end cap ball return, Carry Type KGE, 16 x 16. Reliability is the highest priority for the space shuttle service. Its robustness and resilience in the harsh, unfavourable orbit environment plays an essential part. Meticulous accuracy is also vital.

Shuttle service into space with the Dream Chaser The new space shuttle will blast off inside the nose of the Atlas V launch vehicle to go into near-earth orbit. It can fly with or without a crew and land at any conventional airport. There is room for up to seven astronauts in the space glider. The “Dream Chaser” could, for example, be used as a research platform, to transport people or freight into space or to actively remove space junk from orbit. Using the docking unit in which Eichenberger’s ball screw CARRY guarantees a precise, safe docking procedure, the Dream Chaser will be able to dock on the ISS, the occupied station in orbit. At a speed of 28,800 kilometres per hour, the flying laboratory only needs 92 minutes in zero gravity to surround the earth. Astronauts living and working in the station therefore experience 16 sun rises and sun sets every day. The challenge of aerospace–extreme conditions The challenge of aerospace–extreme conditions The first major hurdle after the strenuous rocket launch with extreme acceleration and vibrations, is the vacuum. It has an effect on everything that is liquid or that can evaporate. This also includes lubricants. Grease that is solid on earth, evaporates in a vacuum. That is why mobile parts must be

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able to comply with maximum service life requirements, even without lubrication. Temperature extremes are also challenging. The temperature of the components in orbit depends on the material that faces the sun. - 50 °C to + 90 °C is expected on the docking station. Additionally, ultraviolet light, X-rays, particles with a high energy charge and atmospheric atoms have an impact on the material which becomes more prone to corrosion. Eichenberger is proving that the extraordinary characteristics of the Inox ball screw CARRY, with integrated high-performance plastic in the ball return, will withstand the aggressive environment of space, ensuring function as well as resisting corrosion and wear.

The perfect partner from single-unit production to series production The wheel of mechanical systems cannot be re-discovered. Yet, it is still Eichenberger’s claim to keep testing the limits of cold-rolled ball screws. Competency goes beyond knowledge. Or to put it another way: competency is the skill of solving problems. Each screw that is developed from scratch is included in the thread rolling range. Over the decades, this has generated a wide selection of ball screws and lead screws. Designers always try to start with a standard nut or screw, then adapt these elements to the application-specific requirements. This has a significant price advantage. The challenge for the designers in the high-price country of Switzerland is to create outstanding added technological value in a competitive product in line with the market. Technological know-how, research and development are just as necessary as a willingness to change and mastery of efficient production procedures.

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A close look at competency, what makes the ball screw Carry so resilient and the ideal functional element for this application? Cold-rolling threads creates very precise geometries with a high surface quality. As opposed to grinding, milling or turning, during milling, the material’s longitudinal fibres are not cut but diverted. The result is a compressed and extremely resilient surface which has been rolled smooth. This is essential for the long service life of a screw. Roughness values around Rz 1.0 on the edges of the thread are also excellent advantages. In steel ball bearings, the rolling friction co-efficient is about 0.0013 compared with sliding friction of steel on steel (lubricated) of 0.1 to 0.05. The excellent sliding properties of cold-rolled ball screws ensure minimal friction and provide little scope for contamination. The quiet rolling of the balls is therefore very easy.

Convincing technology HARD-INOX® P treatment Thanks to the innovative Hard-Inox® P treatment, the highest requirements concerning surface hardness and corrosion resistance of stainless steel were fulfilled. During this process, the performance of the lateral structure of corrosion-resistant steel is significantly increased, thanks to high-temperature nitriding (surface hardness reaches 550 to 750 HV with a hardness penetration depth of 0.1 to 1.0 mm.) The great advantage lies in the increase in service life and value retention. The art is to master warpage and changes in dimensions despite the high-temperature treatment. The perfect combination of hardness and precision has to be achieved.

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SOURIAU HERMETIC CONNECTORS ALIGN EXPERTISE WITH AN EXTENSIVE PRODUCT RANGE

In the category of hermetic connectors destined for use in harsh environments and especially in civil and military aeronautics applications, SOURIAU offers a very wide range of products compliant with numerous standards such as EN3646, EN2997 and MIL-DTL-38999. The hermetic connectors benefit from the advantages of their specific technology, manufacturing process and quality control.

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The SOURIAU spirit: first-class customer service, product quality and logistics In the exclusive world of the aeronautics industry, SOURIAU has a reputation for listening to its customers’ needs, maintaining a high level of manufacturing quality and operating a remarkably efficient logistics organization. This organization ensures that lead times and delivery dates world-wide are scrupulously respected, either directly or through the network of authorized distributors. Thanks to their product stock, distributors are in a position to supply connectors for equipping prototypes or for maintenance requirements.

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Large families of standard products and custom products Arnaud Calvet, Product Manager for hermetic connectors: “The large families of standardized connectors which we manufacture for the aeronautics sector are also available in hermetic versions, across the whole range of shell sizes and pin configurations. As well as this, we’ve added specific products in response to customer demand, like feedthroughs, thermocouple connectors and crimp contact versions.” A bright future for SOURIAU hermetic connectors Arnaud Calvet: “In aeronautics, the market for hermetic connectors is experiencing strong demand growth for a large number of types of equipment including the aircraft’s internal electronics which has to be protected from the intrusion of fluids from the exterior. And we are seeing an increasing number of sensors (for pressure, temperature, speed vibration, strain etc.) being used in all parts of the aircraft as well as requirements for hermetic connectors


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for the actuators of the landing gear, the wing flaps and stabilizers, the flight controls and motor electronics.” A proven technology The hermeticity between the customer’s equipment and the SOURIAU connector is located at two points. The first point is where the connector is attached to the equipment; the second is situated between the contacts and the shell. In the manufacturing process for the hermetic connectors, the traditional insulator is replaced by an insulator made of glass. A sintered wafer in the format of the shell and matching the contact arrangement is placed in an autoclave and melted at a temperature of 1000 °C. Under the effect of the heating and cooling cycles, the glass retracts and creates total hermeticity between the shell and each contact.

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A promising outlook for SOURIAU hermetic connectors Arnaud Calvet: “Other markets for hermetic connectors are emerging in industry and aerospace thanks to their compact size and because they have no rear accessories, they weigh less. These are new opportunities which we are able to serve immediately.” www.souriau.com

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NELSON AUTOMOTIVE REBRANDS AS AVISTUD

Global automotive stud welding leader Nelson Automotive has announced a complete rebrand of its business to customers, stakeholders and industry peers.

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he newly launched brand, AVISTUD, reflects the total separation of the Nelson Automotive business from the brand of its former industrial parent Nelson Stud Welding. Nelson Automotive was initially created as a standalone automotive company following the sale of Nelson Stud Welding from Doncasters to Stanley Black & Decker in April 2018.

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AVISTUD, whose name represents the Automotive, Versatile and Innovative stud welding that the firm brings to the industry, will focus solely on providing high-tech products to car manufacturers and their suppliers. In December 2018, the company announced a major new deal to supply Daimler AG with innovative technology equipment for the production of Mercedes Benz C-class and S-class ranges.

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Henning Stams, chief executive of AVISTUD, said: “The automotive industry is demanding more speed and flexibility from its manufacturing processes than ever before. We have adapted our business to meet the automotive sector’s requirement for more lightweight, high-strength materials, electric vehicles and faster manufacturing processes.” Eduard Kirchner, head of AVISTUD’s engineering group, added: “We are the leading technological innovator in stud welding with a strong team of experienced engineers. Under our new brand of AVISTUD, we will be one hundred per cent focused on serving the global automotive market, where customers already trust our innovation and versatility to help deliver the vehicles of the future.” AVISTUD is at the forefront of innovation in the sector. For example, its SPEEDPORT feeding system enables a single unit to weld more than 40,000 studs in a day. The company also offers an extensive range of manual and automatic systems, as well as robotic weld heads for high production environments.


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With its global physical presence in many countries in Asia, Europe and the Americas, products will continue to be developed and manufactured in Germany, where its dedicated team of more than 100 employees is focused on creating the next generation of stud welding systems, pushing the boundaries of speed, performance and durability. “Our team is committed to researching, developing, and bringing to market the best new processes for our clients– whether that be for systems for new production facilities, or upgrades to existing plants. We look forward to announcing the future investments and developments already in the pipeline.” concluded Stams. www.avistud.com

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17 450 GOOD REASONS FOR LESS

DOWNTIME Find out how NSK has eliminated the costs of previous gearbox review methods at nskeurope.com/success


AU TO M OT I V E

NEW FERODO® COMPOSITE BRAKE ROTORS LAUNCHED FOR BMW AFTERMARKET

New range offers enhanced performance, reduced emissions and greater refinement.

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he braking specialist brand from DRiV™, has launched a new composite rotor range that reduces weight by up to 30%, helping to enhance vehicle efficiency and improve braking performance. As a result of extensive R&D, the advanced rotors feature a high carbon cast iron surface area and aluminum bell. The range provides OE-quality components for a comprehensive range of BMW passenger vehicles.

The innovative design and use of lightweight composites offers a high level of durability to match the improvement in comfort and performance. Reduced unsprung weight, smoothness and consistency of operation reduces vibration under braking, which offers significant NVH refinement over alternative materials and components. www.ferodo.com MORE INFORMATION

“Ferodo has a reputation for ensuring that the aftermarket benefits from its comprehensive OE expertise, and we are delighted to bring this latest range to market and ensure that customers have access to the very latest and bestperforming braking technologies,” says Silvano Veglia, Director Product Management Chassis – Braking, EMEA Aftermarket, DRiV™. “Ferodo is always seeking new ways to innovate through advanced manufacturing techniques, the use of new materials or incremental advancements that bring whole-system benefits. The new composite rotor range not only offers more stopping power, but through improved efficiency can offer increased fuel economy and enhanced comfort levels. We have found that these are exactly the characteristics sought by buyers of sporting, premium vehicles such as BMW.”

The new Ferodo composite brake rotor range is initially available across 17 part numbers suitable for many popular BMW models, with more expected throughout the year. All components retain OE rotor specifications, ensuring direct compatibility for models ranging from the 1- to 7-Series, including GranTurismo models and the Z4 roadster.

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ENVIRONMENT

STUDENTS AT SDU TEST THE USER ELECTRONICS OF THE FUTURE AND GREEN, SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGIES

At the University of Southern Denmark, engineering students are taught electronics and challenged with real-life industrial equipment driven by electric motors and drives manufactured by Nidec.

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DU gives young engineering students an opportunity to be part of developing the green technology of the future in a creative study environment with modern teaching facilities and dedicated teachers. The use of high-tech technologies in the form of real-life industrial equipment and advanced electronic techniques is an important part of the teaching and education of Denmark’s future electronics specialists.

As part of the teaching projects, the institute and the students have access to several advanced electronic test benches, which gives them a good insight into the handling, testing and research of different combinations of industrial electronic equipment and teaches them to test torque, speed, load, etc. under realistic conditions. High-tech electric motors The test benches combine different set-ups of advanced variable speed drives and high-tech electric motors, which have the flexibility to test a wide variety of electronic equipment.

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In the course of the project, the students work with the design of variable speed drives, programming, modulation and simulation of the drives as well as the design of electronic hardware. In connection with the project, the students have access to a genuine go-kart with an electric motor as well as a corresponding test bench with programmable drives and electric motors. All in all, the realistic project provides useful knowledge and intuitive understanding of the control of electric motors, which can also be used in connection with variable speed drives for electric cars, robots, etc. acim.nidec.com

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New BradyPrinter i3300:

Powerfully Versatile The BradyPrinter i3300 Industrial Label Printer is a completely hassle free, easy to use PC-based printer. It can print a full range of safety and facility labels and signs as well as die cut labels for wire identification, product identification and laboratory identification. Print a huge range of labels & signs With the BradyPrinter i3300, you can print a huge range of reliable labels and signs at your location in monocolour. More than 50 different Brady label materials are compatible with the BradyPrinter i3300. Printed labels can be used both in- and outdoor, and include specialty solutions like ToughWash labels and ToughStripe floor marking. Designed to last The BradyPrinter i3300 prints on Brady’s industrial grade labels that have been designed to last in challenging conditions. All Brady labels have been tested in line with international ASTM test methods and a technical data sheets is available for every material. Extremely easy to use The BradyPrinter i3300 is extremely easy to use and features autocalibration and automatic label material setup. This will enable you to immediately start printing the signs and labels you need. Switching to another label material is easy and extremely fast thanks to the printer’s ‘drop-in’ label materials and matching ink ribbons that can be switched out in less than 20 seconds. When used with Brady Workstation apps, a wide variety of sign & label design options becomes available.

See the printer in action and discover how easy sign & label printing can be! Watch the video on Brady website!

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EXPANDED LENNOX CHILLER PORTFOLIO SUPPORTS F-GAS REFRIGERANT PHASE-DOWN

Lennox has expanded its range of chillers with new options for installers and engineers who wish to move away from R410A and R134a, to low-GWP alternatives – including the world’s first inverter scroll chiller for use with R32.

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ew additions to Lennox’s eComfort scroll chiller range – due for release in Q4 2019 – will give HVAC professionals the chance to use R32 for smaller applications, from 170 to 400  kW. The variable-speed eComfort inverter scroll chiller also gives significantly improved seasonal efficiency, exceeding EcoDesign 2021 standards. Other benefits include: • Greater cost efficiency • Improved connectivity for faster maintenance • Compact design • Quiet operation

Meanwhile, the new Genesis screw compressor chiller range includes options qualified for both R134a and R513A/R1234ze – helping installers and engineers manage refrigerant phase-down in larger applications. Alongside the low-GWP options, both Genesis and eComfort ranges will continue to provide support for R410A and R134a. Florian Beduchaud, Chiller Product Manager at Lennox EMEA, said: “Today, consulting engineers want clear alternatives to R410A and R134a, which, due to the phase-down, have become more expensive and difficult to source. Although R410A and R134a are not banned, many installers are keen to switch to take advantage of lower taxes and leak-testing requirements. R32, R513A and R1234ze are the best choices, and introducing these options early gives our customers the best chance to plan their transition at their own pace.” MORE INFORMATION

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IT

INGRAM MICRO AND DELTA ESTABLISH DISTRIBUTION PARTNERSHIP Delta, a global leader in power and management solutions, has announced a new partnership with Ingram Micro. Ingram Micro, a leading distributor of ICT products, will offer Delta’s uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) and Datacenter Infrastrucrue Solutions in the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) with immediate availability. Delta established the partnership for the primary purpose of setting up a sales channel, distribution, and project support for IT resellers in the region. State-of-the-art Delta technologies for single and threephase UPS devices give vendors the ability to close gaps in the technologies they currently offer.

• IT reseller gains access to the Delta Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) and Datacenter Infrastructure Solutions • A dedicated team of experts is available to implement custom configurations and fulfill the specific requirements of each project For Delta, this is the first cooperation that focuses solely on IT channel sales in the EMEA region. It highlights the significance of the European market to Delta and the manufacturer’s commitment to indirect sales. The new partnership will make it easier for resellers to gain traction with new technologies such as the IoT, edge computing, artificial intelligence, smart cities, and digitalsation.

“Ingram Micro is the ideal distributor for us,” said Sebastian Thodam, UPS Sales Germany & Austria at Delta. “Our mutual interests have created a win-win-win situation for Delta, Ingram Micro, and all IT resellers. We’re really looking forward to working with Ingram Micro and the vendors they supply.” With Delta, Ingram Micro now has access to the portfolio of an international leader in the data center and IT infrastructure space. “By partnering with Delta, one of the leading manufacturers of three-phase UPS systems for datacenters, we’ve added specialized solutions to our portfolio that now completely cover use cases such as compact form factors, leading efficiency, high power density and battery autonomy for industrial applications. This is the next logical step in implementing our value strategy of expanding the range of solutions we can offer while also fulfilling very demanding and specialized requirements,” said Thomas Groß, Executive Director Advanced Solutions at Ingram Micro.

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I N T R A LO G I S T I C S

VERLINDE STAGEMAKER EQUIPMENT FOR ENTERTAINMENT AND SHOW-BUSINESS INDUSTRIES NOW DISTRIBUTED IN INDIA

Verlinde, a French manufacturer and exporter of lifting and handling equipment, has signed a new distribution contract in India with LBT Electronics.

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he move sees Verlinde Stagemaker electric chain hoists, which are dedicated to the entertainment and show-business industries, become available in India once more. LBT Electronics, founded in 2008 in New Delhi, supplies the domestic and export markets with lighting solutions for various applications in sectors such as construction, engineering and private housing. The company’s reputation is supported by a solid base of suppliers selected for the quality of their products and advanced technologies. LBT Electronics also specializes in the design and manufacture of lighting based on bespoke customer specifications.

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Jean-Yves Beaussart, Director of Sales and Marketing – Stagemaker at Verlinde, said: “This partnership comes after many years of inactivity within in India and we are delighted to develop this market again. LBT Electronics will benefit from the support and assistance of our teams in the training, implementation and expertise of Verlinde Stagemaker solutions.” www.verlinde.com 20 | Industry EMEA | July 2019

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VERLINDE ELECTRIC HOIST PROVIDES VITAL FALL PREVENTION FOR VALKYRIE HUMANOID ROBOT

VERLINDE electric hoist technology is providing an essential fall-arrest mechanism for the groundbreaking NASA Valkyrie humanoid robot being tested by researchers at the University of Edinburgh in the UK.

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tanding at 1.8m tall, Vakyrie walks on two legs, like a human. However, due to the inherent added value already invested in the robot, a fall could have disastrous consequences with regard to costs and project delays. A VERLINDE electric hoist has therefore been strategically positioned above Valkyrie to prevent any damage should the robot take an unexpected tumble.

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The NASA Valkyrie is one of the most advanced robots in the world, and will enable breakthroughs in humanoid control, motion planning and perception. Named Valkyrie after the female spirits of Norse mythology, experts are seeking to improve the physical and computational abilities of the 125Â kg robot. It is hoped that Valkyrie will one day take part in a space mission to Mars.

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From the outset, the humanoid robot has been able to walk on two legs and perform basic movements, such as holding and manipulating objects. However, PhD students and researchers from the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics are now working to help the robot make sense of its environment, and improve manoeuvrability. Work is also focusing on further developing the robot’s ability to interact closely and safely with humans and other machines. Of course, falls go hand-in-hand with this type of research, which is why the University of Edinburgh wanted to invest in a suitable safety hoist. Putting the contract out to tender, it was won by Hoist UK, distributor of VERLINDE electric hoists. The Hoist UK team had to work in close association with the University of Edinburgh and two other key contractors on this unique project. Staff at the university had a very specific plan of what was required for Valkyrie, which involved a double-girder overhead crane running the 13.5m length of the lab space with a 6.5m span bridge. Such a design would allow Valkyrie the freedom to perform a variety of tests around the lab while permitting the robot to maintain a standing position in the event of a failure or fall.


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Based on the requirements set out by the university, the Hoist UK team designed, tested and installed a radiocontrolled double-girder crane system. Importantly, a VERLINDE EUROCHAIN VR5 series electric chain hoist was fitted to the 6.5m span bridge. The bridge and the hoist were rated with a safe working load of 500kg (four times the weight of the robot). As a result of being hung from the VERLINDE EUROCHAIN hoist, Valkyrie would stay upright whenever a test movement failure might cause her to fall. Two radio controlled motorized crane bridges were fitted to the runways, one for immediate use and the second to accommodate future expansions of the project. The motorized system moves independently of Valkyrie, providing the robot with the ability to move safely around the lab. Radio control also allows the operator to move the VERLINDE hoist, giving Valkyrie free movement in the working area, from a safe distance. The system was installed to the underside of the laboratory’s existing concrete ceiling.

Valkyrie is the only robot of its type in Europe, and one of just three prototypes in the world. NASA hopes to equip Valkyrie to go to Mars many years before astronauts are able to make the journey, for pre-deployment tasks and to maintain assets. Valkyrie’s human-like shape is designed to enable it to work alongside people or carry out high-risk tasks in place of people. The robot a biped for a good reason, predominantly because bipeds are adept at moving in the same space designed for humans. Such robots are very good at squeezing through narrow spaces, climbing steps and tackling variable footholds, for example. As a project, Valkyrie is supported by the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, while work is conducted at the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics as a joint initiative between the University of Edinburgh and HeriotWatt University.

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Vladimir Ivan, Research Associate at the University of Edinburgh, says: “Working with Valkyrie is not a case of if it falls down, but when. We are pushing the robot to its limits in a controlled environment so that it is safer and more robust when it gets deployed outside of the lab. Hoist UK helped provide a valuable safety solution to allow our ongoing testing with the robot in a safe environment. We’re really pleased with the result and look forward to working with them in the future when we expand the program further.”

Paul Jordan, Director at Hoist UK, adds: “Being a part of a program that will one day lead to people travelling to Mars was very exciting. Our team really enjoyed building a relationship with the robotics department at the University of Edinburgh. We’re very proud of the work we’ve done there, and excited to see what becomes of it in the future.”

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MAINTENANCE

EASILY MOP INDUSTRIAL SPILLS

The HandySorb mop features an extendable handle and works with engineered pads to safely remove spills in a highly efficient and easy way. Safe spill clean-up HandySorb works with inert meltblown polypropylene pads and pillows that do not react with any spilled substance. Its no touch quick release system enables users to clean up a wide range of fluids without ever having to touch any of the removed substances. If necessary, the extendable handle can be used to keep a safe distance while removing a spill.

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Easy to use The HandySorb mop is easy to handle and is more ergonomic when compared to using only pads or granular spill control solutions. Using the easy to snap on HandySorb pads, users will experience less need to stoop, bend or kneel to succesfully remove a spill. Fully extended, HandySorb increases its user’s reach with 1.83 metres to offer better and easier accessibility in difficult to reach areas.

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Highly efficient The pads used with the HandySorb can absorb spills in seconds. Each pad absorbs up to 25 times its weight in spilled fluids to reduce waste disposal volume and cost. This makes the HandySorb a highly efficient tool for spill removal in any industry. Watch the video on the Brady website. www.bradymiddleeast.com


MEASUREMENT

RUGGED SENSORS FOR SMALL-SCALE PROCESS TECHNOLOGY – DETECT TEMPERATURES USING DIRECT MEDIA CONTACT

Balluff is expanding their range of sensors for media-contacting temperature detection, in hydraulic power units for example. New are a temperature sensor with display, a temperature transmitter as well as a PT1000 sensor. The version without display is especially compact and vibration-resistant, whereas the versions with the turnable and highly readable display offers high operating convenience and flexible installation.

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epending on the version, the BFT sensors provide PNP switching outputs, analog signals 0...10V/4...20mA or work as a PT1000 sensor. They are simple to install by threading into the process using a standard process connection with G–and NPT threads. Integrating them requires just a 4-pin M12 plug on the sensor.

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Continuous monitoring of process media on machines and equipment contributes greatly to process security. Values that need to be maintained are pressure, level and temperature. When for example in a hydraulic system you need to monitor the temperature of the hydraulic fluid, you can do this reliably using our BFT media-contacting temperature sensors. Monitoring the temperature within the hydraulic loop guarantees correct fluid viscosity and thereby the best performance of a machine. Critical process conditions such as a temperature limit can be controlled directly via the switching output. An analog output provides continuous measurement results. The BFT temperature sensors also stand out when it comes to monitoring the cooling water, lubricants and compressed air, making them ideal for a variety of applications. www.balluff.com

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TRI-AXIS INERTIAL MEASUREMENT GOES BELOW GROUND: TAMAGAWA’S IMUS USED FOR NOVEL SUBTERRANEAN DUCT AND BOREHOLE CURVATURE MEASUREMENT INSTRUMENT

Combining its gyro-equipped inertial measurement units (IMUs) and including a high definition camera and additional sensors, Tamagawa Seiki’s TUG-NAVI “Under Ground Navigator” enables highly precise curvature and inner diameter measurement plus visual inspection for subterranean ducts and boreholes.

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he sensor and motion control component designer and manufacturer, represented in the UK by Mclennan, developed the novel instrument in collaboration a Korean utilities infrastructure company to reduce time and costs for replacing and maintaining old and dimensionally unpredictable buried cable networks.

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With buried duct and borehole direction-finding typically troublesome to assess, especially for older installations (due to physical movement or where original duct plans may be inaccurate), the TUG-NAVI obtains precise trajectory information about the duct-hole curvature that cannot be seen above ground. Suitable for vertical and horizontal boreholes, the instrument has been designed for use in space restricted ducts down to just 35 mm in diameter and its durable construction is built to withstand water and dirt ingress. Various models are available as single or triple stages, normally supplied with a protective cage – all with an integral HD camera and sensors which typically include a MEMS gyro and 3-axis accelerometer. An integral transmitter relays 3D positional information to a PC with supplied software that interprets the measured trajectory in terms of attitude and azimuth data. Cable distance and 20 | Industry EMEA | July 2019

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speed is measured via a winding/thrusting drum that is used to propel the TUG-NAVI through the bore hole – manual and motorised versions are available depending upon the job in hand. The actual duct diameter is also measured by a separate Tamagawa sensor to ensure that new cabling can be accommodated. The camera allows foreign material and obstructions to be viewed for straightforward extraction, and may be triggered at any time during the measurement process. Overall the time and cost savings for the customer far outweighed alternative methods which included separate sensor and camera systems for each operation to determine curvature measurement, foreign material removal and inner diameter measurement. In addition to its use on electrical power cable networks, the TUG-NAVI can be applied to water, sewerage, telecoms, gas and other subterranean pipeline systems for the verification of new pipe lines or repair and maintenance work. Tamagawa’s gyro-equipped IMUs have been developed primarily for use in autonomous vehicles for dynamic six-degree of freedom measurement. A wide choice of


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The Tamagawa TUG-NAVI – shown with a protective cage.

The Tamagawa TUG-NAVI – cost savings for orehole curvature measurement and visual inspection. Schematic of the Tamagawa TUG-NAVI – showing operation and capability of the duct and borehole measurement and inspection tool.

packaging and feature styles include low cost pitch, yaw and roll measurement sensors which might be used for straightforward driver evaluation to sophisticated IMUs with integral GPS receivers that can be part of complete dead reckoning systems for autonomous vehicles – ranging from cars and trucks to agricultural machinery. However, the TUG-NAVI Under Ground Navigator represents just one of a comprehensive range of industrial application for Tamagawa IMUs. Due to their integrated gyro and accelerometer sensors, IMUs can provide certain advantages over other sensor types where complete orientation feedback and movement is essential or can be utilised to enhance performance, improve productivity or increase safety.

Mclennan works closely with Tamagawa and other selected distribution partners. And with its own design and production capability is able to provide motion control based solutions that include IMUs as part of servo motor and/or stepper motor based integrated automation systems that are complete with motion software, fieldbus interfacing, gear units, positioning mechanics and other power transmission components. For application support on Tamagawa IMUs and motion control components and systems please contact Mclennan at sales@mclennan.co.uk or visit www.mclennan.co.uk

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Such applications include robotics where an IMU might detect minute deflections in end effectors to improve precision and increase throughput. IMU’s are also used to detect micro-vibration more effectively than individual accelerometers in machine tools, with the benefit of predictive maintenance for improved machine availability. Crane and hoist safety applications can benefit with superior X-Y axis deflection sensing over camera systems by directly detecting angular velocity and acceleration. Heavy construction vehicles use IMU’s for more precise attitude measurement, enhancing safe tilt prevention. Medical applications that augment patient recovery can also be achieved with IMUs used for physiotherapy and

rehabilitation–monitoring patient body movement over time through precise three-dimensional measurement of angular and linear position with acceleration, velocity and attitude.

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MECHANICS

KENNAMETAL INTRODUCES ITS MILL 4-12KT, THE NEXT GENERATION OF TANGENTIAL SHOULDER MILLING

Mill 4-12KT has tangentially mounted inserts with four cutting edges per insert for reduced tooling costs.

New tangential shoulder mill features an innovative triangular-shaped margin design providing cutting edges with exceptional strength.

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ennametal today announced its new Mill 4-12KT, the next generation of tangential shoulder mills, producing high quality floor surface finishes for nearly all steel and cast iron applications. “The Mill 4-12KT uses15% lower cutting forces, an important consideration with today’s lighter duty, 40-taper machine tools,” said Tim Marshall, Senior Global Product Manager. “That allows customers to feed faster without putting additional stress on the spindle. And in long overhang situations or where the part fixturing is less than optimal, lower forces equate to less chatter, reduced edge chipping, and smoother surface finishes.”

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Mill 4-12KT has tangentially mounted inserts with four cutting edges per insert for reduced tooling costs. Seven corner radii from 0.016” (0.4 mm) to 0.122” (3.1 mm) are available, along with coolant-through, medium and coarse pitch cutter bodies 2” (50mm) to 8” (200mm) in diameter. With an axial depth of cut range from 0.019” to 0.472” (0.5 to 12mm), Mill 4-12KT covers most shoulder milling applications. 20 | Industry EMEA | July 2019

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Multiple factors contribute to significant performance increases, even in aggressive cutting conditions: The tangential, “on-edge” insert design also allows the insert to take advantage of the strength of the carbide thickness more so than radially mounted inserts found on traditional milling cutters. A shallow pocket design, allows the core size of the cutter body to be very robust. The axial and radial seating surface designs provide exceptional stability. The Mill 4-12KT is the perfect complement to Kennametal’s existing shoulder milling portfolio. This includes the Mill 4-11 and Mill 4-15, cutters known for their ability to generate shoulders with high quality wall surface finishes. www.kennametal.com


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De innovatieve driehoekige basis biedt snijkanten met uitzonderlijke sterkte. Mill 4-12KT freesplaathouders zijn verkrijgbaar in middel- en grove vertanding.

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PLANT SAFETY

“SAFETY AT WORK – HOW CAN MACHINE TOOLS AND SYSTEMS OPERATE SAFELY AND EFFICIENTLY?”

Safety function and high-quality measurement data output in one device.

For a while now, sensors are not only a matter of process control – today one of their primary tasks is to link processes together. With its extensive range of Safety@work products, Leuze electronic optimizes collaboration between man and machine: sensor and control systems, like those of the RSL 400 safety laser scanner, can be integrated intelligently into the processes performed by machines and safeguard these machines in a reliable and tamperproof manner. At the same time, the processes are structured efficiently and cost-effectively.

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Machining work pieces In machining centers, parts of various materials are machined, turned, and drilled. The prerequisite for processing work pieces in complex machining centers with a high degree of precision is having the right tool available for each work step. In addition to checking whether the tool is present and identifying it, the drill or milling cutter must also be monitored for tool breakage. Inductive switches or camera-based code readers clearly identify whether the correct tool is mounted for the respective processing step. Focused laser photoelectric sensors can – thanks to their very small light spot – reliably check whether even the smallest drills or milling cutters are intact.

Increased level of automation Industrial robots, which can perform a large number of swivel and gripping movements in a very short period of time, are often used for automated loading and unloading of machine tools. Their movement zones must be reliably protected against access over a large area. Before a robot picks up a part, the part must be uniquely identified to ensure that the correct processing step is carried out. This is done using the DCR 200i camera-based code reader. The DCR 200i is a reader used to detect and identify Data Matrix codes. The fast imager, integrated high-performance LED illumination, as well as high resolution in combination with a very high depth of field guarantee reliable decoding, even with fast processes and high object speeds. Safety-related monitoring of machines and systems Safety laser scanners such as the RSL  400 from Leuze electronic are used for the safety-related monitoring of areas in and around machines and systems. A maximum

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RSL 400 safety laser scanner.

Complete safeguarding of two stations with just one safety laser scanner.

operating range, robust operation and simple handling are crucial here. The simultaneous monitoring of four protective fields means the working area can be split up and the speed safely reduced. In future, an important aspect in addition to the automated loading and unloading of machine tools will above all be the linking together of multiple machine tools in combination with automated production processes. This includes, for example, storage systems that optimize material flow, but also a wide variety of transport equipment such as linear gantries, pallet handling systems and conveyor systems, which all increase the level of automation considerably. For the safeguarding of large access points, safety laser scanners with vertical alignment of the protective field are used, e.g. to detect vehicles and persons.

A further option is safeguarding using multiple light beam safety devices. These devices provide a greater operating range and therefore an efficient solution for safeguarding access points over long distances of up to 70 meters – even “around the corner” solutions with multiple mirror columns

Different safeguarding options are available depending on the respective requirements and application. A comprehensive range of products helps in choosing the best possible solutions to ensure safety at work and also in optimizing collaboration between man and machine. In-house logistics with automated guided vehicles (AGVs) An AGV, which moves autonomously and flexibly in space, transports blanks into the working area of the robot or machine tool. On completion of the production process, the machined work pieces are collected again. The transportation path of the AGVs must be safeguarded with safety sensors which monitor the presence of persons and objects. An important consideration here is the flexible adaptation of the protective fields to the movement situation and the different loads. In the case of the triangulation principle, an AGV must be equipped with two different scanners. Unlike the contour navigation principle, just one scanner is needed for safeguarding and navigation. This means that safeguarding and data capture for navigation requires one single safety laser scanner. In other words, the scanner simultaneously also provides

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The RSL 400 safety laser scanner provides a solution for such applications. Its large operating range of 8.25 meters allows large areas to be monitored. With two parallel protective fields and two integrated safety-related switching outputs, only one RSL 400 safety laser scanner can also monitor two stations independently of one another.

are possible. Intelligent products such as the MLD 500 safety light curtain have an integrated laser alignment aid for timesaving and cost-effective alignment. Simple configuration by means of wiring and integrated indicator lights for status display are possible, even over long distances.

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RSL 400 – safety-related monitoring of robot working areas.

the measurement data needed for navigation. In addition to that, the measurement values have an extremely high angular resolution and accuracy. This is important to precisely determine the position of the AGV. The RSL 400 safety laser scanner enables such a combined solution. The safety laser scanner is available in various models. The extensive range of scanners from Leuze electronic includes a total of nine functional variants – three of which with data output for AGV navigation. All variants are available for the four operating ranges of 3.0, 4.5, 6.25, and 8.25 meters. Models with PROFIsafe/PROFINET interfaces are also available.

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NEW SAFEKEY PADLOCK: THE SAFEST PADLOCK FOR LOCKOUT/TAGOUT

Brady Corporation offers new, innovative SafeKey Lockout Padlocks to achieve the safest Lockout/Tagout procedures during maintenance operations. With 100 000+ unique keys, the new locks can support large, company specific key hierarchies in which no 2 locks can be opened with the same key. Highest lockout padlock safety and security The new SafeKey Lockout Padlocks offer 700% more key possibilities than a standard safety padlock thanks to their innovative lock mechanism. With 100 000+ different keys, SafeKey Lockout Padlocks can optimally support custom hierarchies of large sets of keyed different padlocks that can be opened by a manager’s master key or grand master key when needed. Charted key numbers ensure no two keys in the same company will open the same lock if so required. Both non-conductive and anti-corrosion padlock designs are available for additional safety.

Personalise Every SafeKey Lockout Padlock can be engraved with the name of an employee, team, department or work area or with a serial number. Next to keyed different, keyed alike options are available to open a series of locks with the same key. Watch the video or get a free guide to Lockout/Tagout on the Brady website: www.bradymiddleeast.com

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Increased Lockout/Tagout efficiency With colour coded keys that match the colour of their padlock, SafeKey Lockout Padlocks help increase the efficiency of Lockout/Tagout during maintenance operations. 9 colours are available to help a maintenance professional retrieve the right key for one of his locks. Additionally, the locking mechanism allows smooth key insertion and removal for fast and easy padlock handling.

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HANDS OFF MY CRANE

Brady Corporation has launched the new Pendant Control Safety Cover, an innovative Lockout/Tagout solution that enables complete access control to crane and hoist pendant buttons for increased worker safety.

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Increased worker safety The new Pendant Control Safety Cover can completely cover a wide range of crane or hoist pendant controls to prevent anyone from pressing any pendant buttons before removing up to 4 padlocks. Padlock keys can be held by supervisors or workers operating outside crane operator view to avoid undesired use of the crane or hoist. Accidents and severe injuries resulting from collisions with hooks or crane cargo can be avoided, and worker safety can be increased with the Pendant Control Safety Cover.

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Easy and practical to use The Pendant Control Safety Cover is a practical, extendable tool that fits all pendant controls ranging from 10 to 45Â cm in length. It can be applied like any bag and includes a flexible locking cinch for a snug fit around a variety of pendant cables. Because it has 4 interconnected rigid sides, it can be folded flat for easier transport or carrying. Detailed product information and a guide on Lockout/ Tagout are available on the Brady website: www.bradymiddleeast.com


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FUTURE-PROOFED

PROFINET Gateway Seamlessly Integrates Device and Process Data.

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ith the new LB PROFINET gateway, Pepperl+Fuchs is connecting LB remote I/O systems to the PROFINET world. End-to-end communication also ensures optimal use of existing intelligence in the field, representing a crucial step toward making plants suitable for future requirements and Industry 4.0.

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In early 2019, Pepperl+Fuchs will launch the new LB PROFINET gateway, delivering not only conventional PROFINET functionality but also full access to all connected HART devices. In practical terms, this will give users access to HART auxiliary variables as a second measuring value in addition to process variables. Furthermore, the diagnostic data from the field devices can be read out via HART IP, thus significantly increasing transparency and plant availability. The new gateway also offers maximum flexibility since different protocols can run via the same cordset (e.g., PROFINET and HART IP), and, of course, it represents a high-performance solution: up to 80 field devices can be connected to a fully occupied remote I/O system. These devices communicate without a time delay.

Maximum Safety and Easy Handling Another highlight of the gateway is the intelligent redundancy concept. An integrated switch ensures the functionality of the network at all times based on the medium redundancy protocol (MRP). If a line fails, the ring network is reconfigured to send the data packets via the alternative route. Since the potential for hazards increases as a result of big data being used alongside increased networking of industrial plants, the new PROFINET gateway also fulfills the appropriate safety requirements. The large display, the largest available on the market for this device type, is another highlight that makes the new gateway from Pepperl+Fuchs easy to use. The device status and additional diagnostic data can be read at a glance via RGB LEDs.

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CARRIER CONFIRMS ITS LOW GLOBAL WARMING POTENTIAL REFRIGERANT STRATEGY IN EUROPE

Carrier confirms its refrigerant strategy in Europe by choosing HFO refrigerants with low Global Warming Potential (GWP) for most of its commercial heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) product applications.

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arrier, a world leader in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, is a part of Carrier, a leading global provider of innovative HVAC, refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies.

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Carrier is committed to delivering solutions that preserve the environment and comply with the European Union’s F-Gas Regulations. Aside from confirming its move toward low GWP refrigerants, Carrier in Europe has achieved a significant reduction of the refrigerant charge in its products of up to 50% over the last five years. Carrier has been working to select the best candidate to replace the HFC R-134a in screw and centrifugal chillers and HFC R-410A in scroll chillers, heat pumps and rooftop units.

For screw chillers and heat pumps, Carrier chose HFO R-1234ze to replace HFC R-134a. With a GWP less than 1, according to the 5th Assessment Report of the International Panel for Climate Change (IPCC), R-1234ze(E) is not impacted by restrictions from the EU F-gas regulation or the Kigali Amendment of the Montreal Protocol on fluorinated greenhouse gases. It is part of the Carrier PUREtec™ family of long-term refrigerant solutions. Carrier was the first to launch the newest generation of its AquaForce® chillers with PUREtec™ refrigerant three years ago and it continues to grow with more than 300 units installed in Europe, Middle East and Africa, and more than 2 million cumulated hours and proven reliability that is a core value of Carrier. Products in this range are improving product efficiency by an average of 10%, already exceed Eco-design 2021 requirements and meet today the Kigali Amendment requirements for 2036. Carrier chose HFO R-1233zd(E) as the preferred long-term refrigerant for centrifugal chillers. With a GWP of 1, it is also not impacted by F-Gas regulations. The Carrier AquaEdge® 19DV is a good example of a successful range using this refrigerant.

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For scroll commercial chillers and heat pump ranges, currently available compressor technology is not compatible with low GWP HFO refrigerants. Some solutions operate with mid-GWP HFC refrigerants and Carrier is developing a full range of cooling and heating products that will comply with and exceed Eco-design 2021 efficiency requirements and operate with mid-GWP HFC refrigerants. These ranges are expected to launch very soon and are optimized for energy efficiency while offering the same operating temperature flexibility as current units operating with R-410A. As technology leader in the heating, ventilating and air conditioning industry with its different chillers’ ranges, Carrier is pursuing its technological development for long term solutions with lower impact on the global warming potential and reaffirms its commitment to sustainability. www.carrier.com

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NSK CATALOGUE OUTLINES HIGH-SPEED DIN-STANDARD BALL SCREWS FOR MACHINE TOOLS

NSK has released a new catalogue explaining the capabilities, attributes and specifications of the company’s latest generation DIN-standard ball screws for machine tools. Design engineers can simply download the catalogue from www.nsk-literature.com.

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The catalogue outlines a number of useful design tips. For instance, differences are set out between the two types of ball recirculation system available: an end deflector type ball screw and the newly developed internal deflector type.

NSK DIN-standard ball screws are purpose-designed to offer high speed, high load capacity and low noise. In fact, 1.4 times dynamic load rating can be achieved thanks to the use of NSK’s proprietary TF bearing steel, details of which can be found in the catalogue. NSK’s latest-generation ball screws conform to DIN 69051 (ISO 3408) with regard to both dimensional and tolerance classes. Manufactured in shaft diameters from 32 to 63 mm, and with leads from 10 to 40 mm, the ball screws provide a speed factor of up to 160,000 dn. This performance level ensures suitability for high-speed machining applications where very accurate positioning is also required. A full set of specifications is listed in the catalogue, including maximum allowable feed rates and product dimensions. Already available in English, the publication will soon be offered in German, Italian and Spanish. www.nskeurope.com

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NEW SINGLE STAGE NORDBLOC.1 HELICAL GEAR UNITS

The new single stage NORDBLOC.1 helical gear unit from NORD DRIVESYSTEMS provides high output torques and maximum radial and axial load capacity.

NORD DRIVESYSTEMS has extended its range of single stage NORDBLOC.1 helical gear units with three larger sizes. The new drive units provide high output torques as well as maximum radial and axial load capacity.

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ith its single stage NORDBLOC.1 helical gear units the NORD DRIVESYSTEMS range includes innovative drive units with high efficiency and long service life. The drive specialist has now extended its successful series with three larger sizes. The three new products SK 871.1, SK 971.1 and SK 1071.1 have powers from 0.12 to 45 kW and cover the torque range up to 1,000 Nm. Thanks to optimised bearings, they can reliably handle large axial and radial forces. The robust, cast iron gear units are therefore optimally suitable for pumps and agitators.

The innovative NORDBLOC.1 helical gear units impress with their high efficiencies, compact design and ultimate reliability. They do not have any separating joints or closing caps. This increases the stability of the product and at the same time provides a smoother surface on which neither liquids nor solid materials can accumulate. The FEMoptimised UNICASE housing ensures maximum strength and rigidity.

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The modular design provides wide application flexibility due to numerous configuration and mounting options. All variants are available as flange mounted (B5 or B14), or foot/flange mounted versions. Options for IEC and NEMA motor mounting as well as a wide range of equipment variants for shafts, bearings and lubrication can be flexibly implemented. www.nord.com

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EASILY HIGHLIGHTING THE POTENTIAL OF VALUE CREATION

Nowadays, processes in control engineering and panel building must be made faster, more economical and more precise. Eplan and Rittal have the answers.

Target/actual state determined in just minutes.

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ow can the value chain be optimized specifically for panel building? Where do companies stand with respect to the digitized and automated working methods that are available today? EPLAN presents the “Panel Building Automation Matrix” (PAM). It is based on a field study of 150 companies, including defined case studies. EPLAN consultants use PAM to analyse the individual status quo of customer-specific processes in panel building in just a few minutes. A benchmark comparison reveals specific savings potential that can be simultaneously implemented by EPLAN and Rittal in the area of machine technology, software and consulting.

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Digitization along the entire value chain and data consistency across all processes and systems – these are the prerequisites for automating processes in control engineering and panel building. Yet what is the current degree of digitization in the industry? Where can potential still be found? Many companies just don’t know where to start. Working methods analysed using benchmarks EPLAN can help in this area: A new software-based method utilizes a field study of 150 companies worldwide to determine the optimization potential that is easy to achieve in close cooperation with EPLAN and Rittal as regards machines, software and consulting. A welcome ancillary effect of this implementation is a higher degree of digitization in manufacturing and the automation of repetitive tasks. “The Panel Building Automation Matrix (PAM) is a tool we’ve developed to analyse a company’s working methods in control engineering and panel building almost at the push of a button that shows unused potential in manufacturing processes,” says EPLAN Managing Director Haluk Menderes.


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PAM offers an analysis and evaluation of the current workflow for manufacturing electric control cabinets as regards profitability and efficiency. The evaluation includes recommendations for optimization, their implementation and the required investments. What’s interesting for customers are listings of exact time savings in a variety of areas within the workflow – including wiring, device labeling or in NC production. A precise ROI analysis provides information on when for instance an investment in software pays for itself.

Study demonstrates: Digital instead of manual wiring The average time an electrical technician requires to install an electrical connection from the schematic as an actual connection in the control cabinet is 4.5 minutes. Around 31 per cent of the time required is spent on purely preparatory tasks – including reading the schematic and finding the sources and targets. Another 13 per cent of the work time is invested in preparing the wires – estimating wire lengths as an example. The remaining 56 per cent of the work goes into the actual wiring: cutting to length, installing the cable lug, crimping, routing. It’s more the rule than the exception that the technician must scroll through the schematic a number of times during the wiring process to gather the necessary information and supplement it where required. This leads to about a third of the work time lost to reading and specialist interpretation of the documents. To be frank, this can be done much better – namely digitally! The system of choice here is EPLAN Smart Wiring, in which the data are based on a digital prototype that has already been verified and thus only allows correct results.

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Professional advice – valid results EPLAN has been using PAM globally since early May 2019 and the feedback from the first customers in the US is enthusiastic. “With PAM, EPLAN has combined its decades of expertise in panel building into a viable, personalized ROI plan for our workshop,” says A&E Engineering President Wright Sullivan. Jacob Wilson, Director of Engineering, Sales and Development at Design Ready Controls, says: “PAM was able to exactly reproduce our current operations and manufacturing times after just a twenty-minute evaluation.” That naturally motivates EPLAN and Rittal to add additional process steps to the analysis in the future. Plans include integrating additional software tools from Rittal – as well as an ROI review for purchasing the new Rittal Wire Terminal for automating wiring, for instance, or the fully automatic Perforex machining center. The PAM analysis is carried out by the sales department and is naturally free of charge

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“The Panel Building Automation Matrix (PAM) is a tool we’ve developed that analyses a company’s working methods in control engineering and panel building almost at the push of a button and shows unused potential in manufacturing processes,” says Eplan Managing Director Haluk Menderes.

enable integrated increases of productivity and efficiency in product manufacturing processes and beyond. To this end, engineering and design on the one side and work preparation and production on the other are integrated to form a continuous process. Digital device data, softwarebased tools and standardized interfaces in manufacturing are the prerequisites for this.

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The increasing complexity of control technology and its components, customer desires for individualization, national and international standards, last-minute changes and ever tighter delivery deadlines are putting enormous cost pressures on panel building. Instead of a future that relies on file folders with operating equipment lists, assembly plans and schematics as the central manufacturing documents, the value creating processes in control engineering and panel building must be made faster, more economical and more precise. This requires a change in thinking in this sector, a sector that has mainly remained somewhat bound by tradition. Yet companies have recognized that the greatest potential for setting themselves above the competition and creating unique selling points can be found in the individualized design of their value chain. www.eplan.co.uk

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ADVANTECH TAKING ACCELERATED COMPUTING FROM THE CLOUD TO THE EDGE WITH NVIDIA

Advantech, a leading provider of intelligent systems, has been deeply involved with NVIDIA products since it transformed into an AIoT provider. Advantech has long adopted NVIDIA GPUs for servers for cloud computing solutions. Now, Advantech is accelerating AI at the edge with NVIDIA® Jetson® and aiming to drive the next wave of computing and real-time AI.

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inda Tsai, president of Advantech Industrial IoT Group, said, “Advantech has been in the IoT industry for a long time, and we are fully aware of the demand from edge to cloud. NVIDIA provides an energy-efficient and highperformance AI platform. It is ideal for compute-intensive embedded applications both on the edge and cloud. By closely collaborating with NVIDIA and our software partners, we’re able to develop new AIoT solutions for smart manufacturing and smart city applications.”

Regarding future cooperation, Linda Tsai added,“Advantech’s partnership with NVIDIA is taking huge steps forward in making AI a reality for manufacturing, transportation, and smart city applications. Through close collaboration in AI product development and shared worldwide marketing programs, Advantech and NVIDIA are driving innovative transformations for AI applications.”

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Advantech has developed a complete AI product line based on NVIDIA technology from the AI edge to the cloud. On the edge, utilizing the NVIDIA Jetson platform‘s powerful performance, Advantech provides three AI edge solutions: MIC-710IVA, MIC-720AI, and MIC-730AI for smart city, transportation, and manufacturing applications. These highly integrated systems allow AI application developers to rapidly create unique AI solutions based on Jetson. Advantech amazed the world at the 2019 NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference (GTC) show in San Jose, USA on March 22–26 by launching its cutting-edge AI Network Video Recording (NVR) platform incorporating Advantech’s MIC-710IVA with NVIDIA Jetson Nano™.

For the AI cloud, Advantech’s SKY-6000 series servers with NVIDIA GPUs provide high-density solutions for the big data era. With industrial design capability, Advantech can successfully resolve thermal issues from high-density GPU computing. Also, NVIDIA T4 GPU qualification can ensure Advantech GPU servers have better temperature control and thermal management. This collaboration brings a more reliable server in automated optical inspection (AOI), smart transportation, medical equipment, and smart city applications.

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ELECTROCRAFT EXPANDS THE MOBILEPOWER™ PRODUCT OFFERING WITH THE MPW SERIES

ElectroCraft, the global fractional horsepower motor and motion solutions provider, has expanded their MobilePower™ traction system offer with the MPW52 and MPW86. The MobilePower™ Wheel-Drive (MPW) features a high torque-density brushless DC motor with an integrated single-stage planetary gearbox and wheel drive assembly.

The MPW is an application-specific extension to the ElectroCraft MobilePower™ gearmotor product offering,” notes Scott Rohlfs, Director of Product Marketing. “The MPW adds to the breadth of product capability from the MobilePower™ gearmotor line to include industrial-grade traction systems for automated guided vehicles (AGV) and a wide range of autonomous mobile robots (AMR).”

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The MPW is one of the most powerful compact wheel drives ever created. It builds not only on the ElectroCraft gearmotor knowledge base, but leverages the high-torquedensity that ElectroCraft provides with the RPX Series and other Brushless DC motor product lines: - MPW52 motor/hub/wheel total length = 92mm
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The MPW joins a MobilePower™ product family that has more than one million gearmotors in service Worldwide. The ElectroCraft motion control team is World leading in the design and manufacturing of customized gearmotors and wheel-drive solutions. Renowned for their smooth, controlled power delivery with high starting torque, ElectroCraft gearmotors provide excellent rough-terrain and curb-climbing performance. Available in a wide range of motor and gearing options, from configurable to fullycustomizable, ElectroCraft has a solution to satisfy your specific application requirements. www.electrocraft.com


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NEW INDUCTIVE SAFETY SENSOR PORTFOLIO FROM PEPPERL+FUCHS

Inductive safety sensor in Varikont L2 Design and Performance Level PLd. The portfolio of inductive safety sensors from Pepperl+Fuchs, certified according to Machinery Directive Performance Level PLd.

The new family of safety sensors from Pepperl+Fuchs – the inventor of the inductive proximity sensor – includes four cylindrical and rectangular series with cable and plug connection

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he sensors are TÜV-certified in accordance with the Machinery Directive (EN 13849) Performance Level PLd, Category 2, and SIL 2. They are used to safeguard machines and plant components as well as for reliable position detection within this environment. Inductive sensors with an increased temperature range, as well as increased EMC resistance and E1 approval for the use of mobile machinery and vehicles in safety-critical areas, round off this new portfolio.

These safety proximity sensors do not require a special coded target and can therefore be used with standard metal actuators. The sensors from Pepperl+Fuchs have no blind zone and can therefore be mounted easily and without any additional adjustment. The sensors are equipped with standardized OSSD outputs (Output Signal Switching Device) for signals and diagnostics that can be connected to a safety module or a corresponding control panel.

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The inductive safety sensors from Pepperl+Fuchs have very high characteristic safety values due to the electronics used. As a result, the regular functional inspections are required significantly less often, and integration into the safety loop is notably more straightforward. www.pepperl-fuchs.com

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RUGGED COMPUTER AND PRODUCTION LINE SIMULATION

DFI realized Smart Manufacturing in COMPUTEX 2019

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he idea of Industry 4.0 has inspired smart manufacturing on a global scale. DFI, world’s leading manufacturer of industrial computers, has been showcasing various solutions such as AIoT smart factory, rugged industrial computers and Adaptive Display Platform designed specifically for this emerging trend during COMPUTEX Taipei 2019. In the AIoT section, DFI simulated a manufacturing plant to give visitors a view of the smart manufacturing system in action.

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Simulation of AIoT smart manufacturing For conventional factories characterized by undesirable work environment, outdated equipment and poor production efficiency that pose concerns about quality and safety, artificial intelligence presents a viable solution. In the AIoT section, DFI has been simulating an actual production line using its industrial-grade solutions to present to visitors how environmental data is gathered through a sensor network, how data is processed through edge computing for real-time response, how machines can be used to perform visual inspections at the end of the production line, and how HMI can be incorporated to visualize information and for production line control. According to DFI, the future of smart factory will progress towards AIoT, which involves an integration of “AI,”“IoT” and 20 | Industry EMEA | July 2019

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“5G” technologies. This section demonstrated how DFI’s AIoT products are used to realize factory automation, and was divided into two main areas: a factory site featuring automated optical inspection (AOI), voice control, humanmachine interface (HMI), equipment monitoring and Wi-SUN transmission technology that gathers and sends equipment data to the edge computing system for preliminary analysis; and a control room where data is received via 5G communication for remote monitoring. By leveraging resources of the BenQ/Qisda fleet, DFI is able to deliver a full range of timely, flexible and quality-assured services. It has the ability to satisfy customers’ needs for diversity and customized solutions, from main boards of various sizes to embedded systems tailored for specific uses. Furthermore, 5G equipment from Alpha Network and cybersecurity appliances from AEWIN Technologies provide the perfect complement to DFI’s AIoT smart factory solutions. Multifunctional in-vehicle system for diverse transportation requirements DFI offers a series of in-vehicle systems targeted for bus applications such as telematics, specialized form factor and driver fatigue detection. DFI’s in-vehicle systems feature exceptional heat dissipation capabilities and are certified for shock resistance, which provide greater stability and reliability when operating under harsh


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environment. A public transportation system has the need to expose substantial amount of information in an outdoor environment, often within limited or odd shaped spaces, and DFI offers computers in special form factors to address this requirement. Since most traffic accidents are fatigue-related, DFI has incorporated driver fatigue detection software into telematics that can be used in many applications to minimize chances of accident.

DFI’s rugged, wide temperature tolerance series are built with parts that operate at -40 to 85°C and feature fanless, high resistance and durable designs to achieve stability under the most extreme environment. To further satisfy

Adaptive Display Platform for cost reduction and versatility Cost is a critical concern for the manufacturing industry. To save customers the trouble of replacing an entire computer for malfunction of the touch control, DFI will be showcasing its Adaptive Display Platform (ADP) during the exhibition, which introduces modular design for touchscreen computers. ADP not only helps customers save cost by upgrading or replacing either a box or a panel module, but also provides the flexibility of combining touchscreens or industrial computers of different computing platforms and performance and panel sizes based on the requirements of a specific industry. DFI’s ADP is the utmost design of demonstrating a high degree of interchangeability, functionality and flexibility of touchscreen computers.

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Rugged computer for the toughest environment Rugged computer is a variant of computer products that has been specially designed, produced and tested to operate under the toughest environment and weather conditions. This category of computers are typically designed to resist water, dust, shock and extreme temperatures at the same time, so that they may remain operational free of malfunction with minimal unexpected downtime under extreme temperatures and environment, such as highlatitude nations and desert areas. DFI’s embedded products are currently being operated at Russian power plants at an extremely low temperature. These products have been built with industrial grade parts of wide temperature tolerance, including 100% Japan-made solid capacitors for longevity and reliability.

customers’ needs, DFI has collaborated with partners to provide PCB protective coating service that further extends the lifetime of industrial computers under humid, dusty and corrosive conditions. DFI’s water and shock-resistant industrial computers have been rigorously tested for durability to operate under harsh factory environment and for in-vehicle applications. DFI also assists its customers with express durability tests, simulating extreme temperatures, shocks and humidity levels to detect and prevent product defect in as early as the design stage.

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FOR LONGER CHAIN SERVICE LIFE: RELUBRICATE – AND PREVENT WEAR

The right relubrication for extended chain life.

Valuable tips on the correct use of lubricants – from iwis, your specialist supplier of precision chain systems.

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or a chain to have a long service life without wearrelated loss of performance, it needs to be serviced and lubricated regularly.

Maintenance and lubrication intervals should be strictly adhered to: about two thirds of all chain failures can be prevented by suitable relubrication, so selecting the right (re)lubricant is the most important factor in guaranteeing a long service for the chain, since the individual links of a chain act as bearings while the constantly oscillating chain is in operation. Inadequate lubrication and additional contamination can cause a reduction of chain performance to as little as 20% of its full potential, thereby reducing service life more than any other influencing factors.

iwis antriebssysteme produces precision roller and conveyor chains for industrial applications in the field of general machine engineering, plant engineering, the packaging, printing and food industries and conveyor technology. In recent years, the recognised chain specialist has conducted intensive research into solutions that prolong chain service life, as well as developing its own range of lubricants. On the solid basis of countless trials on specially designed test apparatus and close cooperation with reputable lubricant manufacturers, iwis is a reliable expert partner for all aspects of chain lubrication. A combination of a suitable lubricant and the appropriate lubrication process ensures a measurable reduction of wear and additional corrosion protection.

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iwis antriebssysteme and its engineers are at your service with help and advice on chain maintenance and lubrication. Now important information on the correct use of lubricants is also available for download in the iwis flyer “Lubrication solutions” (https://www.iwis.com/as-flyer/lubrication/iwislubrication-solutions.pdf), which contains checklists with possible warning signs, tips on optimum lubricant dosage, preparing chains for lubrication, applying lubricants and selecting the ideal lubrication point, and recommendations 20 | Industry EMEA | July 2019

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for the right lubricant – depending on the respective application and chain type used. The choice of initial lubricant is equally important and is taken into consideration accordingly. The iwis flyer also gives maintenance staff, for example, valuable hints for their day-to-day work – in a compact, well-organised form. By the way, iwis also offers solutions for applications that do not permit relubrication. The bushes of maintenance-free JWIS MEGAlife chains are made from sintered material, so the lubricant is retained in the chain joint long-term. Chains stay dry on the outside, but the joint is always well lubricated – and JWIS b.dry stainless steel chains require no lubricant whatsoever. For more information on intelligent chain solutions from iwis, visit us at www.iwis.com

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INDUSTRIAL ETHERNET AND WIRELESS GROWING STEADILY – FIRST YEAR OF DECLINE FOR FIELDBUSES IN TERMS OF NEW NODES – INDUSTRIAL NETWORK MARKET SHARES 2019 ACCORDING TO HMS

Anders Hansson, Chief Marketing Officer, HMS Industrial Networks.

More and more industrial equipment is being connected to industrial networks. In 2019, the number of new connected nodes is expected to grow by 10%. Industrial Ethernet and Wireless continue to grow fast, but 2019 also marks the first year of fieldbus decline.

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hese are the main findings in the annual study of the industrial network market by HMS Networks. Industrial Ethernet now accounts for 59% of new installed nodes (52% last year), while fieldbuses are on 35% (42). EtherNet/IP is still the most widely installed network at 15%, but PROFINET is closing in at 14%. Wireless technologies continue to develop strongly and are steady at 6% of the market (6).

HMS Networks now presents their annual analysis of the industrial network market, which focuses on new installed nodes within factory automation globally. As an independent supplier of solutions for industrial communication and the Industrial Internet of Things, HMS has a substantial insight into the industrial network market. Here are some of the trends they see within industrial communication in 2019.

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Continued growth for industrial Ethernet Last year, HMS concluded that Industrial Ethernet had surpassed traditional fieldbuses for the first time, and this development continues in 2019. With a steady growth rate of 20% (22), industrial Ethernet now makes up for 59% of the global market (compared to 52% last year). EtherNet/ IP is the largest industrial Ethernet network with 15% of the market, but PROFINET has almost closed the gap and is now at 14%. Ethernet runners-up globally are EtherCAT at 7%, Ethernet POWERLINK at 5%, and Modbus-TCP at 4% all of which are showing stable growth. Fieldbuses are declining For the first time ever, fieldbuses are declining by -5% (compared to a 6% growth last year), now accounting for 20 | Industry EMEA | July 2019

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Market shares 2019 according to HMS Networks – fieldbus, industrial Ethernet and wireless Press Release, Halmstad, May 7, 2019.

35% of new installed nodes. The dominant fieldbus is still PROFIBUS with 10% of the total world market, followed by CC-Link at 6% and Modbus-RTU at 5%.

Still a strong drive for wireless solutions Wireless technologies are also growing steadily by 30% (32) and accounts for 6% (6) of the total market. Within Wireless, WLAN is the most popular technology, followed by Bluetooth. “Wireless is increasingly being used by machine builders and system integrators to realize new, innovative

Regional network variations In Europe and the Middle East, EtherNet/IP and PROFINET are leading and PROFIBUS is still widely used. Other popular networks are EtherCAT and Ethernet POWERLINK. The US market is dominated by the CIP networks, with a clear movement towards EtherNet/IP. EtherCAT is continuing to gain market share. In Asia, no network stands out as truly market-leading, but PROFINET, EtherNet/IP, PROFIBUS, EtherCAT, Modbus and CC-Link are widely used, with the Ethernet version CC-Link IE Field also gaining traction. Scope: The study includes HMS’ estimation for 2019 based on number of new installed nodes in 2018 within Factory Automation. A node is defined as a machine or device connected to an industrial network. The presented figures represent HMS’ consolidated view, taking into account insights from colleagues in the industry, our own sales statistics and overall perception of the market.

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Reflections on the industrial Ethernet growth and the fieldbus decline “The transition to industrial Ethernet continues and is driven by the need for high performance and the need for integration between factory installations and IT-systems/ IIoT applications,” says Anders Hansson, Chief Marketing Officer at HMS. “For the first time we see that traditional fieldbuses actually decline in terms of new installed nodes. When it comes to industrial Ethernet, we see good growth for many networks – for the established Ethernet/IP, PROFINET, EtherCAT, POWERLINK and Modbus-TCP, as well as for the networks grouped in the ‘other Ethernet’ category. This fragmented Ethernet picture is very interesting, and it goes to prove that industrial Ethernet never standardized on one network as many predicted when the Ethernet-based networks first evolved in the 1990s. Just like the fieldbuses, the various Ethernet networks serve different purposes depending on industrial application.”

automation architectures. Users can reduce cabling and create new solutions for connectivity and control” says Anders Hansson. “We also see increased activities globally around cellular technologies (e.g. Private LTE/5G networks) as enablers for Smart and Flexible Manufacturing in factories.”

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NEW FREQUENCY INVERTER FROM NORD: VERSATILE, NETWORKED, POWERFUL

With the NORDAC PRO SK 500P NORD DRIVESYSTEMS has launched a state-of-the-art control cabinet inverter with the latest component technology and ultimate levels of functionality, connectivity and modularity. The inverters have an impressive number of interfaces for communication and field buses, innovative features as well as a number of extension possibilities, so that they can be easily integrated into all automation architectures.

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ith their various versions, the new frequency inverters from the NORDAC PRO family can be optimally assigned to a wide range of application requirements. The functions of the modular series can be extended by plug-in control, safety and option modules. Users also benefit from a particularly compact design in book-size format. The slim design saves space in control cabinets and enables side-by-side installation. The inverters are available in a power range from 0.25 to 5.5 kW.

Flexible communication options This latest addition to the family carries a large number of interfaces. As well as the standard CANopen interface, a multi-chip for Industrial Ethernet enables the use of the most important real-time Ethernet standards via a single interface. Whether for ProfiNet, EtherNET IP, POWERLINK or EtherCat, the required protocol can be easily set by means of parameters. The devices can also be parameterised via the USB port without an external power supply (programming in the box). The SD card slot for saving and transferring parameters is also a novelty. In addition, five or six digital and two analog inputs, two digital and one analog outputs, two potential-free multi-function relays, an HTL/TTL incremental encoder interface as well as a universal encoder interface are available. Intelligent and powerful As with all NORD frequency inverters, the NORDAC PRO SK 500P series is equipped with a powerful PLC for functions close to the drive. The precise current vector control can

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The new frequency inverters from the NORDAC PRO family provide ultimate levels of functionality, connectivity and modularity.

provide the optimum torque in various load and speed situations and guarantees operational reliability with high overload reserves, which users need e.g. for starting. The inverter operates either open-loop or closed-loop and can operate both synchronous and asynchronous motors. The integrated brake chopper for 4-quadrant operation is a part of the basic equipment for the entire series, as is motor brake management, which is important, e.g. for lifting gear applications. NORD supplies the inverters with integrated STO and SS1.

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Perfect for every application The new NORD solution for control cabinet installation is available as a machine inverter (SK 500P) and as an application inverter (SK 530P and SK 550P). In contrast to the fully equipped application inverter, the machine inverter is an economically optimised device with a reduced number of interfaces, however still performs functionally demanding tasks such as integrated PLC, closed-loop control and positioning. The SK 530P also features an SD card slot, USB interface, encoder interface and the possibility of expansion via an optional SK CU5 module. On the other hand, the SK 550P is the first choice for connection to control systems via Industrial Ethernet. Sale is expected to start in the fourth quarter of 2019. www.nord.com 20 | Industry EMEA | July 2019

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PCVUE 12: THE OPEN, SECURE AND MOBILE SCADA/IOT PLATFORM!

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ARC Informatique is pleased to announce the release of PcVue version 12. PcVue 12 is a forward-looking software solution that provides an open and scalable platform. Built on the latest technologies, it features an innovative web and mobile HTML5 platform based on the EasyMobileTechnology, specifically developed by ARC for secure and easy deployment. This version comes with an IoT LoRaWAN driver to aggregate data from connected things, and a new Universal Data Connector for limitless interoperability. A solution for all mobile users WebVue, version 12’s cutting-edge HMTL5-based client, requires no installation nor configuration and allows users to navigate mimics on virtually any touch device. It provides a delightful user experience by ensuring cross-browser compatibility, secured communication with HTTPS and deployment in a context of network segregation.

Deploy a web solution in few clicks! The EasyMobileTechnology allows you to deploy a secure platform rapidly. It is well suited for deployment of web services and web apps. Built on top of Microsoft Internet Information Server, it facilitates data protection and security for a trusted relationship between users, apps and web services.

TouchVue, the mobile application for immediate action, augments this comprehensive web and mobile offer. Users can now access data from several sites at the same time and display contextual mimics for each alarm they receive. A redesigned interface makes it for a great user experience and optimized performance.

Connect (any) things PcVue 12 introduces a new way to exchange data and unleash interoperability thanks to the Universal Connector. This SQL bridge connects various data sources from ERP, to Azure database or even social networks among others.

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PcVue 12 extends its connectivity and opens new opportunities to integrate IoT connected objects. With a new LoRaWAN driver, PcVue 12 supports hybrid architectures using traditional automation controllers combined with IoT objects such as wireless and self-powered sensors.


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New features for vertical markets PcVue 12 includes features designed for the Energy, Industry and Transportation markets. For Energy, improvements to the IEC61850 and IEC104 for enhancements to substation automation. For Industry, a series of new Smart Generators to streamline configuration: - Smart Generator for Siemens allows importing the elements of a TIA portal project. - Smart Generator for OPC automates configuration when the data source is an OPC server. - Smart Generator for Moxa ioLogik controllers automates configuration of Moxa controllers.

Versatility is at the core of PcVue 12, with infinite capacities of deployment in web and mobile architectures. This flexible platform is designed for every type of user (System Integrators, IT/OT, end-users) and has modules tailored for many markets. Scan this QR code to download version 12 and join the PcVue community! www.pcvuesolutions.com

For Transportation, a railways systems library including urban, main lines and stations graphics.

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User interfaces and Configuration tools PcVue 12 is continuously improved user-centric features for improved productivity of both developers and end-users. To initialize a new project in a blink of an eye, the Quickstart application comes with 3 new styles – Industry, Web, and Dashboard – each with light and dark skins, and multiple colored themes. 20 | Industry EMEA | July 2019

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CAMILLE BAUER METRAWATT AG SETS A NEW STANDARD FOR CREATING MAINS QUALITY COMPLIANCE REPORTS, CONVENIENTLY AND WITHOUT EXPENSIVE SOFTWARE

A revolutionary new idea from Camille Bauer Metrawatt AG–the instrumentation specialist for power quality analysis. The function is easy to use and is called PQ EasyReporting. An innovation that allows you to generate either standard-compliant or user-specific statistical reports directly from the measurement instrument. All this can be done completely autonomously without using proprietary software which sometimes makes life complicated for both users and IT departments.

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he issue of power quality is frequently dealt with in isolation from other issues such as performance monitoring, load regulation, energy management or energy automation. However, because both mains supplies and consumers are increasingly affected by noise levels, it is essential to have a view of the total context. This means that power grid operators and increasingly also major consumers are faced with a difficult problem: this applies to all applications, no matter how different they are. Often, each one has a different software solution for performing measurements and ratings. Achieving compatibility between the various software solutions is frequently very difficult and expensive. And in some case it is even impossible. So, to solve this Camille Bauer Metrawatt has provided an ingenious solution. PQ EasyReporting.

The underlying technical innovation The PQ3000 and PQ5000 mains quality measurement devices have a web-based feature for generating power quality reports directly from the measurement device. Standardised reports in PDF format are generated and made available to the user. Statistical standards according to EN50160, IEC61000-2-2, IEC61000-2-4 and IEC610002-12 can be selected directly on the instrument or externally via a web browser. It is also possible to enter and select individual limiting values. The time periods for the statistical evaluation is flexibly adjustable by the user, but should not be less than 7 days. The scope of the reports can be selected from three levels: a compliance summary, an overview with detailed statistics and an overview with both detailed statistics and a summary of events. Customers can also generate reports using their own company logo. The benefits When upgrading or installing new equipment, or when performing ad hoc measurements, there is no need to

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Example of an EN50160 NS compliance report generated directly from the analysis device.

The PQ EasyReport gives a statistical view of the mains quality and can be either freely-defined or according to a specific standard.

purchase or upgrade expensive software solutions. PQ EasyReporting offers a simple method of generating compliance reports at any time without the need for additional software. It is very easy to use and it saves an enormous amount of time and money. And the guarantee that compliance reports contain accurate data according to the IEC61000-4-x test and measurement procedure is provided by Camille Bauer Metrawatt’s unique metrological certification according to IEC62586-2. This is virtually equivalent to having the measurement device officially calibrated for compliance with the relevant standards. It couldn´t be more secure and simple! www.camillebauer.com

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SIC MARKING CONTINUES TO GROW INTERNATIONALLY!

SIC Marking is pleased to announce the acquisition of ZANIBONI s.r.l (Italy). The new name for the company will be SIC ZANIBONI. An expert in tailor-made laser marking and traceability solutions Established in 1977, ZANIBONI is located near Turin. The company is specialized in design, manufacture and sale of customized marking and laser traceability solutions for the automotive and mechanical sectors.

true experts in the design and manufacture of tailor-made marking and laser traceability solutions. We are now looking forward to starting our collaboration to be able to propose new offers and services to our Italian customers and then to the world” says Jean-Manuel PAUCHET, General Manager at SIC Marking.

As early as 1994, Zaniboni began introducing laser technology into its marking and traceability solutions, becoming so, a pioneer in the integration of this technology.

Mr. Zaniboni (CEO at SIC Zaniboni) states: “In order to ensure our future growth, it was essential for us to join an international group specialized in marking and industrial traceability and was complementary in terms of offer. The choice of SIC Marking seemed obvious to us. What attracted us was their capacity for innovation, their customercentric culture, the wide services portfolio, and finally their international footprint. The fact that SIC Marking has gone for growth for several years has also been a factor of decision because it is not the result of chance and is obviously due to talented people”

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In over 40 years, Zaniboni has succeeded not only in establishing itself as a reference in Italy and internationally, but also in establishing strategic partnerships with international groups such as SKF, for which it has delivered several hundred solutions around the world. New ambitions in Italy (and elsewhere!) “We are very satisfied with this new acquisition in Italy. It will allow us to strengthen our position not only in Italy, where we will now have around thirty people, but also in several key accounts and internationally. I must say that we were very impressed by the Zaniboni teams’ know-how. They are 20 | Industry EMEA | July 2019

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HOW TO TURN A SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZE COMPANY INTO AN INTERMEDIATE-SIZE ONE IN 2 YEARS?

Jean Manuel PAUCHET, Sic Marking General Manager.

SIC Marking is proud to have been chosen by Salvéo Group (www.salveo.fr) to introduce the topic “How to turn a small and medium-size company into an intermediate-size one in 2 years” at the occasion of their website and YouTube channel www.fabricantsdecroissance.com going live.

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t is an honor for SIC Marking that comes as a reward for all the daily efforts made by their teams throughout the world to be an increasingly customer-oriented and competitive player. This success has been achieved thanks to the cultural evolution that SIC Marking has led, particularly with operational excellence practices. The goal was to place clearly the clients at the heart of processes, understanding what was prominent to them and then, progressively eliminate wastes or “Muda”. A real state of mind “Kaizen” that comes from the Japanese and means “change for the better”.

This recognition has been highlighted in a video where Jean Manuel PAUCHET, General Manager, explains what makes SIC Marking so unique on its market and gratefully praises the results of all SIC Marking’s employees. www.salveo.com www.sic-marking.co.uk

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The involvement from all in “gemba” meetings or “daily management”, both within manufacturing floor and services department, has allowed us to achieve our level of excellence.

The basis of improvement at SIC MARKING, is now driven by each of the employees, in every part of the company and every day. In addition to the operational performance aspect, the human and the teams are also a priority in our culture change.

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