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MOTORS & DRIVES While energy efficiency continues to remain the dominant trend, other important changes are driving research for better and more efficient motors.

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lectric motors are widely used in all spheres of life – domestic, commercial and industrial. Each application needs a specific type and size of motor, which broadly is available in two types – AC or DC based on operating current – with further classification in each type based on types of construction, winding, number of poles, etc. There are also servo motors or stepper motors, which are used for precise positioning applications and not in the purview of this article. As for the size, motors today are available in miniature and even nano sizes at the smaller end, and the largest is reportedly rated at 135,000 HP, used to rotate a fan of a wind tunnel at NASA.

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Major applications of motors are in domestic appliances, various types of machinery and process equipment, industrial fans and blowers, compressors, pumps, machine tools, HVAC applications, disk drives, power tools, electric cars and automated robots to just name a few. For the record, the three-phase squirrel cage induction motor is the most commonly used motor and has the largest market share. According to a research report published by Markets And Markets, a leading global marketing research company, the global electric motor sales market is expected to grow from an estimated USD 94.23 bn in 2016 to USD 127.63 bn by 2021, at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.26% from 2016 to 2021. Major growth drivers for industrial motors are the rising production and expansion in end user industries. Factors driving the electric motor sales market include growing motorised automation across major industries, increasing motor-driven household appliances, continuously growing agricultural sector, strong automobile production, and transition toward energy-efficient motors.


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IndustryARC, another leading provider of market research reports, custom consulting services, data analytics and industry analysis, reports that the North American region with the newly expanded oil reserves, has a substantial market for industrial motors used in Oil & Gas industry, and is projected to have a substantial growth. But it is the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region that holds the biggest share of the market due to the large growth in industrial production mostly in China, India and other South-east Asian countries. Experts estimate APAC industrial motors market to have a highest CAGR during the period 2016-2021. Most major motor manufacturers just do not offer motors but also have a wider range of geared motors – a combination of motor and gearbox of fixed and/or variable ratio. Typically, gearboxes are connected to the motor shaft, reduced the speed to the desire ratio, and increase the torque proportionately for various industrial applications. This is integrated mechanical speed control option and not to be confused with speed variation by AC drives or other devices. Bonfiglioli, one of the worldwide leaders with its diverse range of transmissions, gearboxes, gearmotors and electric axles, provides end-to-end solutions to industrial market segment, construction equipment, Off-Highway machines and vehicles, agricultural markets, fully electric and hybrid On-Highway vehicles and for wind and solar markets. “Each market segment or application has its unique requirement for performance, and Bonfiglioli with 65 years of experience with tremendous market know-how, 5 R&D centres and 14 state-of-the-art manufacturing plants across globe offers products with integrated power train solutions with best in class performances,” says Kennady Varghese, Country

Manager, Bonfiglioli Transmissions Pvt Ltd, India, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bonfiglioli Rudittori SPA, Italy. “NORD is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of drive technology – for mechanical and electronic solutions. The range of products includes geared motors, motors, industrial gear units, frequency inverters, motor starters and frequency inverters for decentralised drive control. Our clients spread includes almost every industry such as cement, steel, metals, infrastructure, packaging, airports, pharma, chemical, pumps, effluent treatment, material handling, robotics, cranes, automobile, dairy, beverage, packaged food, agriculture, and many more,” says P L Muthusekkar, Managing Director at NORD Drivesystems Pvt Ltd, the Indian subsidiary of Getriebebau NORD GmbH & Co KG, Germany. “Everywhere were performance is required our products suits perfectly – for example packaging, food processing, material handling, robotics, etc.,” says Vinod Sharma, Country Manager, Kollmorgen India. The family of permanent magnet motors manufactured by Kollmorgen offers an extremely wide variety of size and package types. From frameless pancake motors to high acceleration housed/ shafted motors, US-based Kollmorgen, now a Fortive group company, claims to offer the most complete range of high performance motors available today.

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It is a field dominated by a few large players and many smaller ones, led by the likes of ABB, GE, Siemens, WEG, Toshiba, SEW Eurodrive, NORD, Lenze, Bonfiglioli, Kollmorgen and others. Besides, there are companies like Atlanta (Georgia, USA) based East West Manufacturing, one of the largest contract manufacturers of electric motors for OEMs, backed by a global supply chain for components and sub-assemblies, producing world class motors at multiple locations.

even if the payback period in terms of energy saved is short (about two years), there is reluctance to invest in better technology, and compromises made while buying new motors. More serious is the case of repair and refurbishing of old motors, which are worse than contemporary standard motors in terms of energy efficiency. So the rising trend for repair rather than replacement is a major challenge in the aftermarket.

Energy Efficiency Electric motors are the single biggest consumers of electricity. They account for about two thirds of industrial power consumption and about 45% of global power consumption, according to an analysis by the International Energy Agency. It is no surprise that energy efficiency in motors today is a critical issue, and that is where the association of motors with drives begins. Over the years technology has made the construction of motors compact, materials lighter, insulation more effective and as a whole, increased efficiency.

But there are companies working on even higher efficiency motors and some have already launched them in the market. For example, NORD has already introduced IE5 super premium energy efficient motors. In fact WEG, a leading worldwide provider of drive technology, had launched its W22 series of permanent magnet motors at Hannover Messe 2015 with a rated efficiency of 96.6% and significantly lower losses than IE4 motors, in the recently formulated criteria for a potential IE5 energy efficiency class. Other manufactures including KSB, Siemens, Grundfos and Bonfiglioli too have products with IE5 rating ahead of the norms released officially. “Traditionally Bonfiglioli is focused on its products with highest efficiencies and performance, during the product development processes there are various gates wherein the performance and efficient tests and optimisations are performed before the launch of product to market,” says Varghese.

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), the world’s leading organisation for the preparation and publication of International Standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies, has developed an internationally applicable testing Standard IEC 60034-2-1 for electric motors and a classification scheme IEC 60034-30-1 with four levels of motor efficiency (“IE-code”): • IE1 Standard efficiency • IE2 High efficiency • IE3 Premium efficiency, and • IE4 Super premium efficiency.

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In simple terms, an energy efficient motor is one that gives the same output with lesser input, i.e., electricity. Estimates suggest that if all the motors in the world are replaced by IE4 grade, several hundred power plants will be rendered useless globally, such is the potential of the resultant savings in electricity. For example, the efficiency of IE4 motors is 14% higher than for IE1 motors, which is the highest gain. Of course the main reason why users do not switch over to better motors is the cost. An energy efficient motor is costlier by 15% to 30% compared to a standard motor, and

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According to Vinod Sharma, Kollmorgen has different individual solutions in place, depending on the application/ environment, and the return on investment (RoI) in terms of the higher cost of buying an energy efficient motor, depends on the application/environment – as every application is unique. Bonfiglioli’s Varghese says RoI is very generic as each application and market has different needs. “Our dedicated teams on applications in various geographical locations across the globe get us the deepest know-how about functional requirements of the product. All the calculations related to RoI for energy reductions and the related documents of product performance are presented to customers.”


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“Using NORD product customer will get up to 40% more energy savings combined with high efficient gearbox, super premium efficiency motor and intelligent VFD, compared to IE1. These new and unique products have short amortisation period. The gearbox and motors require less installation space and very compact drive unit. The customer gets more torque with same motor frame size units. It reduced a number of variants thanks to higher efficiency over the entire speed range. Thanks to our R&D team, NORD energy efficiency motors meet the efficiency requirements of future standards with overall maintenance cost lower and oil change intervals higher,” says Muthusekkar. Energy efficient motors have other benefits apart from saving energy. These include: • The motors run cooler and have better ability to withstand voltage variations and harmonics • Have a marginally better power factor, and • Operate more quietly than standard motors.

A DC drive is an electrical device used to regulate the speed of a DC motor by controlling the input voltage and/or

amperage to the DC motor. It also rectifies the AC power input into DC feed for the motors. Its primary advantages are increased energy savings and reduced motor wear. The global DC drives market, according to a study by Markets And Markets, will grow from an estimated value of USD 2.1 billion in 2015 to around USD 2.3 billion by 2020 with a CAGR of 2.5% from 2015 to 2020. AC drives, commonly referred to as Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) are known by many other names like Adjustable Speed Drives, Adjustable Frequency Drives or Frequency Converters, and have today become widespread in use, ranging from smaller appliances to larger motors in commercial, agricultural and industrial applications. According to a report by Research & Markets, the VFD market is projected to reach USD 24.8 billion by 2021, at a CAGR of 5.94% from 2016 to 2021. VFDs are used in infrastructural activities which include commercial buildings such as hospitals, and educational institutions. Increasing urbanisation and industrialisation in developing countries such as India, growing need for energy efficiency, reduction in operating costs of any energy intensive industry, regulations on energy efficiency, growing trend of industrial automation, and regulations to ensure efficiency are expected to drive the variable frequency drive market. Special Requirements Not all motors operate under ideal conditions and there are many applications in hazardous and extreme weather conditions, high temperature zones and highly corrosive environment. “NORD client spread includes almost every industry such as cement, steel, metals, infrastructure, packaging, airports, pharma, chemical, pumps, effluent treatment, material handling, robotics, cranes, automobile, dairy, beverage, packaged food, agriculture, and many more,” says Muthusekkar. “Beyond extreme temperatures or highpressure cleaning jets, some applications include concerns as varied as hazardous areas where ground ingredients are handled or aggressive atmospheres where fresh seafood is processed. We provide explosion-protected motors (ATEX, NEC) for Zone 1/21 and Zone 2/22 hazardous areas this product has sealed surface conversion system NSD tupH for

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AC Drives make motors more efficient Right at the outset when motors were first designed and manufactured in the 1880s, DC motors had an advantage over AC motors in terms of speed regulation since the former could be controlled by a simple rheostat. Controlling the speed of AC motors was more complex, and it took almost 100 years before an effective solution was found in the 1980s. The situation then changed rapidly in favour of AC motors as these are more efficient with effective speed control, though there are applications even today where DC motors are better suited. Today, both types of motors – AC and DC – have very efficient devices or drives for speed control. Both types of drives have many versions and options catering to specific application requirements. What drives actually do is offer efficient speed control, adjusting the motor's speed to closely match output requirements as per the load conditions, and further add to the savings and benefits accrued by the use of energy efficient motors. Drives typically result in energy savings of 10 to 50 per cent.

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resistance against corrosion, chemicals, high pressure and hot cleaning. We focus on total customer peace of mind and provide solutions for better relationships and business for customers,” he adds. “Bonfiglioli provides end-to-end solutions to various applications in industrial market segment, many machines like excavators, compactors, etc., in construction equipment, Off-Highway machines and vehicles, agricultural market, fully electric and hybrid On Highway vehicles, yaw and pitch drives for wind market,” says Varghese. “Kollmorgen offers an outstanding product portfolio,” says Sharma. “We do have scalable solutions in place. From decentralised to standard drives, from hygienic stainless steel motors to washdown or standard servo motors solutions, rotary framed or frameless direct drives or linear direct drives, motion controls, we have a wide range,” he adds.

New Trends in Motors & Drives While energy efficiency continues to remain the dominant trend in motors, there are some other important changes that are driving research for better and more efficient motors with the combined contribution of better design capabilities, lighter materials, stronger permanent magnets and more efficient cooling. Most leading manufacturers now offer motors with fully integrated drives and electronic controls.

Installation & Maintenance Services As motors and their associated systems become more sophisticated, much depends on the correct installation and regular maintenance in order to get the best service over the equipment’s lifetime. Here again, the manufacturers offer all assistance as part of customer services in after sales and maintenance.

A couple of years ago, Siemens developed a 50 kg electric motor that can produce 260kW at 2,500 rpm – five times more than comparable drive systems – and slow enough to drive a propeller without a gearbox. In March 2017, the Extra 330LE aerobatic plane, powered this motor, set two new speed records. According to Siemens, higher output motors of this type at some future date could be used in smaller passenger aircraft.

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“NORD’s modern and highly efficient machineries give a premium experience and solutions to the customers. We have a team of high quality maintenance and specially trained technicians who ensure that quality is not compromised at any level to reduce time and give excellent results. NORD provides installation and maintenance to ensure complete peace of mind for customer as well as by providing assurance of repair/replacement whichever is earlier, in line with the philosophy of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). For customer NORD is a single drive solution for all applications,” says Muthusekkar. .

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“Bonfiglioli provides complete support to customers, right from supply, installation, maintenance and service on field. With a pan India service network, even with remote places and fields, a Bonfiglioli service engineer can reach within 12 hours to the customer,” says Varghese. As for Kollmorgen, Sharma says the company offers best in class and high performance products, long-term availability and a global foot print.

The WEG W22 series mentioned at the beginning results in cooler operation and extended life of the motor. Very recently, tests carried out on a 44 megawatt 6-pole synchronous ABB motor showed efficiency 0.25 per cent greater than the 98.8 per cent stipulated in a particular contract, resulting in the world record for electric motor efficiency. So the quest for higher motor efficiency continues. Author: Milton D’SILVA


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Fluke® Process Instruments has announced the launch of a new website, www.flukeprocessinstruments. com, combining its extensive global capabilities in industrial temperature measurement. The website was designed to reflect the company’s core competencies and mission to provide the most comprehensive infrared temperature measurement and profiling solutions for industrial, maintenance and quality control applications.

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luke Process Instruments brings together more than 150 years of experience in pioneering new technologies into one integrated company. By joining three recognized brand leaders – Raytek®, Ircon® and Datapaq® – it offers a complete line of infrared sensors, linescanners, thermal imagers and profiling systems for use in today’s most demanding environments.

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Fluke Process Instruments has consolidated multiple legacy domains into a single website with a new look and feel. Content and resources on the site are focused on industry and application-specific requirements, with solutions offered by type of technology.

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“We wanted a website that projected our fundamental capabilities, including our ability to meet the challenges of industrial temperature measurement through a worldclass customer portal,” said Fluke Process Instruments Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Steven Moore. “This site accomplishes these objectives and accurately conveys our dedication to providing process instruments and solutions that assist our customers with making products that help the world function better.” Key features of the new Fluke Process Instruments website include: • Integrated Assets and Resources – Provides one-stop shopping with easily recognizable industry application solutions for IR temperature measurement and thermal profiling


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• Expanded and/or Refreshed Content – Increases availability of resources across the Fluke Process Instruments line and targets specific needs at each level of the customer journey • Intuitive Interface – Makes information easier to find, simplifies search functionality and contributes to an improved overall customer experience • Responsive Design – Simplifies navigation using any device (desktop, tablet and/or mobile) to keep pace with the new generation of industrial worker mobility • Greater ease-of-use – Includes top-level navigation with dropdown menus to put information at the visitor’s fingertips, and provides links to relevant resources on each product page

provided in English, but will be updated to include German, French, Spanish and Chinese language versions in the near future. In addition, new Fluke Process Instruments social media sites will be coming soon! For more information, please view the “Our Shared Purposes” video: w w w.youtube.com/ watch?v=w36LdoJHbmU&feature=youtu.be For sales: asia@flukeprocessinstruments.com www.flukeprocessinstruments.com

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Kollmorgen AKM1 DC Servo Motor Low Voltage Size Comparison.

Why VH Vertical Packaging is developing its own solutions and why servo drives with 48 volts from KOLLMORGEN are the perfect match.

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Dutch packaging machinery manufacturer has now developed a labeler as part of a retrofit with servodrive technology based on 48 volts. This is designed as an optional module for the company’s own vertical packaging machines on the one hand and as a functional enhancement for retrofitting older machines of well-known producers on the other. The combination of the new 48 volt DC Servo Motor low voltage from KOLLMORGEN and a Motion Control solution from SIGMATEK makes it possible for the labeling module to be integrated easily into new machines or for existing machinery to be retrofitted.

They do virtually everything in Weert: First of all VH Vertical Packaging develops its own packaging solutions. The Dutch company then becomes one of the first ports of call when it comes to complete overhauls for machines from other manufacturers and for updating the automation to the latest technology. And if that was not enough, the company then also starts in-house development for functions that are also available ready-made for the most part. What is the motivation for VH Vertical Packaging developing its own labeler? The response from Weert: Most of the equipment produced by established manufacturers is too big and too expensive and has limited functional scope for our own purposes. “This is why we asked ourselves why we could not develop something like that ourselves”, says Marcel Wetemans, Managing Director and owner of the company specializing in form fill seal packaging machines based to the south-east of Eindhoven. Personal contact with the customer brings success VH Vertical Packaging really concentrates on building vertical form fill seal packaging machines, as its name suggests. “We fill anything related to foodstuffs. That can mean grated cheese, frozen vegetables, as well as pasta.” Its main customers are producers that as a result of their own

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The art of reduction: The packaging machines from VH Vertical Packaging are simple in design.

The plastic film is combined to form a tube using the forming shoulder.

size prefer to buy machines from companies that work on an equal scale. “We cultivate an environment of highly personal collaboration with our customers. This makes us attractive in terms of the competition. I would never have believed at the start that this would be so important”, is how Marcel Wetemanns describes his company’s strategic direction.

An AKM servo motor from KOLLMORGEN is used to drive the vertical form fill seal machine’s feeder belt.

48 volts for the ideal drive These objectives ultimately resulted in servo-drive technology that works with a voltage supply of 48 volts. The benefit: Dynamic Drives – a high-performance system

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And whatever is important in terms of customers is also valuable with the company’s own suppliers. “We have seen strong growth over the last few years. This success is down to our flexibility and also most certainly to good collaboration with technology partners. We arrive at good solutions time and time again with our partner Dynamic Drives when it comes to engineering projects.” The labeling module is one such result. As a certified Silver Partner to KOLLMORGEN, Dynamic Drives uses synchronous servomotors from the AKM series for the servo-drive technology. Sigmatek is used for the PLC and Motion Control. Designing the process control and motion control together with the motor controls as a separate low voltage solution independent of the packaging machine was a special feature of the labeler. The aim was also to make the entire unit compact enough to allow existing filling systems to be retrofitted, including in particular without a second control cabinet. The Dutch packaging machine producer uses the AKM servo motors in the 48 volt versions as the drive for the labeler. 21 | Industry Asia Pacific | September 2017

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The 48 volt version of the AKM in frame size 3 provides an output of 300 watt.

The labeler is structured in such a way that it can be used as an option both for new machines as well as for retrofitting systems from other manufacturers.

partner to KOLLMORGEN in Belgium and the Netherlands for more than 20 years – has now been able to implement the ultra-compact S-Dias range from SIGMATEK. The compact fully-integrated servo amplifiers with DC 061 axis modules for drives with resolver input fit on the DIN rails and feature dimensions reminiscent of I/O systems. The controllers are designed for nominal power ratings of up to 300 watts at 6 amps of continuous current and voltage of 48 volts. “This output is enough to drive the labeler with sufficient dynamic and at high precision”, says Frank ten Velde, Account Manager at SigmaControl (exclusive partner to SIGMATEK in the Benelux countries). KOLLMORGEN chose an AKM synchronous servomotor with frame size 3 as a basis for the 48 volt motor and adapted this for low voltage use with corresponding adjustments to the winding.

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The drives are responsible for taking the labeling material from the roll with synchronized speed to the actual packaging process on the outer side of the packaging film so that it can then be applied before entering the forming shoulder. A total of three AKM 3 units in the 48 volt version are installed for unwinding, feeding and winding up the carrier material. VH Vertical Packaging also uses AKM synchronous servomotors from KOLLMORGEN for other machine processes, although these are in the standard three-phase design. Uses include for instance the drive for the welding beam for transverse sealing as well as the vertical feed for the filled bags. As the Dutch company also uses the same control and drive architecture from both manufacturers for 21 | Industry Asia Pacific | September 2017

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these tasks which require higher nominal ratings from the actuators, the company saves time in engineering through standardization and thereby also reduces the interfaces in the machine. Labels are becoming increasingly important for efficient packaging The new module is positioned in front of the forming shoulder during the packaging process, i.e. before the level packaging film is combined to form a tube. This synchronized action before filling has the advantage that labels can be attached with greater precision. “Yet this only works if the labels adhere properly to the packaging film”, says Wetemans, referring to secure processes without disruptions caused by labels peeling off or attached in crooked positions. The Dutch entrepreneur is convinced that labelers will have a major place in packaging technology in future, since manufacturers are increasingly resorting to the use of standard films and are then creating the individual features using the label. This development is manifesting itself in supermarkets through the form fill seal packages for different frozen vegetables, which now differ in terms of the label instead of the primary packaging. The benefits for food producers and contract packaging companies: less variance in the packaging and therefore lower procurement and storage costs. A look at the shelves also shows that the quality of the labels printed is so good that they do not even look like labels on the packaging.


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Marcel Wetemans Managing Director of VH Vertical Packaging. Frank ten Velde Account Manager SigmaControl Jens Depping Sales Director Export & Brand Label at KOLLMORGEN in Ratingen.

Lot size 1 as a short-term objective for Industry 4.0 Marcel Wetemans sees increased options for implementation in terms of ongoing customization of consumer products, since personalized labels in lot size 1 are also possible using a high-performance printer. Form fill seal machines will thereby become an important player within Industry 4.0. The solutions from Weert are already aligned towards this concept. The labeling module can be operated as a standalone feature in terms of the drive and automation technology. This is also why it is so easy to retrofit the units and incorporate these into existing networks using Ethernet communication. Author: Jens Depping, Sales Director Export & Brand Label, KOLLMORGEN Europe www.kollmorgen.com

48 volt DC Servo Motor low voltage http://www.kollmorgen.com/hi-in/products/motors/ servo/akm-series/akm-low-voltage-servo-motor/akmdc-servo-motors-low-voltage/?utm_source=pr&utm_ campaign=press-release-in Synchronous servomotors http://www.kollmorgen.com/hi-in/products/motors/servo/ servo-motors/?utm_source=pr&utm_campaign=pressrelease-in Packaging machine http://www.vhnl.com AKM synchronous servomotors http://www.kollmorgen.com/hi-in/products/motors/ servo/akm-series/akm-series-ac-synchronous-motors/ akm-synchronous-servo-motors/?utm_source=pr&utm_ campaign=press-release-in

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Labelers http://www.kollmorgen.com/hi-in/solutions/packagingand-conver ting/labeling/?utm_source=pr&utm_ campaign=press-release-in

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FISCHER CONNECTORS AT DSEI: MAKING ADVANCES IN MINIATURIZATION, PERFORMANCE AND DATA TRANSFER WITH MINIMAX USB 3.0 AND ULTIMATE POWER SOLUTIONS

Fischer Connectors, the global innovator in push-pull circular connectors and cable assembly solutions, is showcasing its innovative ruggedized products designed to meet the growing needs for faster, more powerful and smaller solutions in defense & security applications at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) tradeshow.

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n close partnership with its customers, Fischer Connectors continues to push the boundaries of connectivity to address design engineers’ need to minimize space and maximize performance in their devices used in Dismounted Soldier, Ground, Aerospace and Marine military applications. On stand S4-120 at DSEI, visitors can discover, along with their full product range tested to MIL-standards, the following new products:

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• Ultra-miniature USB 3.0 connector in the Fischer MiniMax™ Series The lightweight, high-density Fischer MiniMaxTM Series has been extended to include a new dedicated USB 3.0 contact block in the 08 size; a robust, IP68 solution that meets needs for even faster data transfer, higher performance and greater functionality in small devices. With multiple combinations of signal and power contacts in a high-density body, the MiniMax connector is ultra-compact, light and easy to use. It can be used in several applications where weight and space are paramount, such as: 21 | Industry Asia Pacific | September 2017

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- Miniature body-worn computers to replace multiple standard input/output connectors and achieve full compliance with demanding USB 3.0 data protocols. - High-performance cameras to ensure a rugged, sealed interface and reliable data transmission from the camera to the recoding unit. • Power connectivity solution in the Fischer UltiMate™ Series The ultra-rugged, compact Fischer UltiMateTM Series has been extended to include two power configurations. New configurations of 2x contacts of 26 Amps each or 3x contacts of 16 Amps each, both combined with 3x signal contacts offer even more flexibility, improving the power supply alongside signals and enabling the full integration of UltiMate connectors into all applications. With IP68/69 or hermetic sealing, and 360° EMC shielding, the UltiMate connector is able to withstand high levels of shock, vibration, corrosion and extreme temperatures, and 10,000 mating cycles. It is being used, for example, in:


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- Field radios, UAVs, radar and surveillance systems to optimize power connectivity. Visitors will also be able to get a preview—both on the stand and in the Dismounted Soldier Systems Showcase located in the tradeshow’s Land Zone—of Fischer Connectors’ breakthrough wearable connectivity technology offered by the LP360 solution. This rugged, lightweight, low-profile connector offers 360° mating freedom to optimize cable management, allowing for easy integration into clothing. By eliminating the key code, it can be mated, routed and plugged in any direction, ensuring that the cable can always go straight to the device with minimal twists and turns and reducing stress on the cable. Fully cleanable on the receptacle and plug side, the LP360 is easy to use and maintain.

More information: • Fischer MiniMaxTM Series USB 3.0: www.fischerconnectors.com/global/en/products/minimax • Fischer UltimateTM Series Power: www.fischerconnectors.com/global/en/products/ultimate • LP360: www.fischerconnectors.com/global/en/new-lp360wearable-connectivity-technology • DSEI Seminar Programme: www.dsei.co.uk/conferences/conferences--seminarsoverview/seminar-programmes/seminar-programme#/ • Dedicated website: https://military.fischerconnectors.com • General: -> Stand S4-120 at the DSEI: www.fischerconnectors.com/global/en/defence-securityequipment-international-dsei-2017 -> Fischer Connectors’ website: www.fischerconnectors.com -> How to contact us: www.fischerconnectors.com/global/en/contact-us Fischer Connectors’ press release with HD pictures and related documents can be found here.

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Expertise and innovation come with clear communications and insight Attendees to the DSEI Seminar Programme will be able to learn more about connectivity trends—wearability, miniaturization, data transfer and sealing—in the presentation given by Fischer Connectors’ Sr. Product Manager Wim Vanheertum: − “What Modern Soldiers Want: Robust, Fast, Small, Smart Connectors”—location: East Theatre, Land Zone, North Hall/Wednesday 13 Sept., 10:30-11:00.

Field-tested in a wide range of defense & security applications, Fischer Connectors' rugged solutions are presented in an innovative and ultra-realistic computergenerated video, a dedicated website and a brochure, all published as a world premiere at DSEI.

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LEROY-SOMER FUZHOU PLANT RECEIVES CATERPILLAR’S PLATINUM CERTIFICATION FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW

Leroy-Somer Electric Power Generation, a business of the Nidec Group and the global leader in industrial alternators with power between 10kW and 25MW, has achieved platinum level certification for its Fuzhou plant as part of Caterpillar’s Supplier Quality Excellence Process (SQEP). This is the highest certification for quality and performance awarded by Caterpillar to its suppliers.

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uzhou plant is an important production base for LeroySomer Electric Power Generation in the Asia-Pacific region, responsible for manufacturing high quality alternators, spare parts and for providing service support to customers in the Asia-Pacific region. Leroy Somer Fuzhou Plant has been certified by Caterpillar’s SQEP over the last nine years, achieving Platinum certification three times.

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Caterpillar created the Supplier Quality Excellence Process in 2007 to recognize suppliers commitment to excellence. Suppliers are certified by meeting specific performance standards such as product quality or shipping performance, which are measured throughout the year.

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“We are honored to have been awarded this certification again by Caterpillar this year,” said David Sonzogni, AsiaPacific Vice-President for Leroy-Somer Electric Power Generation. “For us, this is a confirmation that our efforts to provide best-in-class products and service to all our customers served by our Fuzhou factory are paying off. We have always been committed to provide quality products in the region, and we will continue to focus on the manufacturing excellence and high quality standards that made the reputation of Leroy-Somer alternators.” www.nidec.com


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BUREAU VERITAS AND SCHUTTER GROUP INTRODUCE RAPID AFLATOXIN TESTING SERVICES FOR THE AGRICULTURAL INDUSTRY

On-site strip tests can quantify total aflatoxin content within 7-10 minutes.

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ureau Veritas and Schutter Group, global leaders in agri-commodities testing and inspection, have introduced a rapid aflatoxin pre-shipment inspection and quality control process designed to protect producers, shippers, global buyers and feed processors by mitigating the risk of toxin exposure through on-site quick detection tests Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring mycotoxin produced by two types of mold: aspergillus flavus and aspergillus parasiticus. Aspergillus flavus is common and widespread in nature and is most often found when certain grains are grown under stressful conditions such as drought or excessive precipitation levels. Exposure to aflatoxins can cause liver damage and cancer if not immediately identified and addressed. Animals fed contaminated food can pass aflatoxin transformation products into eggs, milk products, and meat.

“Bureau Veritas and Schutter Group are well equipped to perform aflatoxin quality control and detection for the upcoming agriculture export season,” said Alan Shirley, Vice-President Marketing & Sales, Bureau Veritas AgriCommodities. “We have invested in equipment and test kits to address on-site aflatoxin testing needs in high-demand ports and have five laboratories approved by both FOSFA and GAFTA to perform in-house analysis,” “The service is an essential element of our grain quality control process and fundamental to our inspection service adding value for customers in the global agricultural industry,” Alan continued.

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For example, in 2016 Brazilian corn crops were heavily impacted by aflatoxin problems, mainly due to the drought in Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul and Minas Gerais. Brazil is about to experience one of the largest corn harvests in recent years. Therefore, close monitoring and testing of the country’s 2017 corn crop is required to alleviate product contamination, food safety concerns and even global cargo rejection resulting in economic losses.

Schutter Group, a Bureau Veritas company, offers aflatoxin control services during the vessel preloading process through the implementation of a rapid and minimallydisruptive testing process. Grains and by-products are taken as samples during the discharge of inbound delivery trucks or even directly on a shipping vessel’s load conveyor belt. Product testing is then performed using quantitative strip tests that quantify total aflatoxin content within only 7-10 minutes.

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FULLY INTEGRATED DRIVE PACKAGES TO POWER PARCEL DISTRIBUTION

More than 1,000 drives move the conveyor belts in a modular facility in the parcel distribution center.

A new sorting and distribution center in Melbourne boasting a capacity of 35,000 parcels per hour gives Australia's largest mover of freight, Toll IPEC, an edge over competitors in the booming sector of shipping merchandise for online businesses. Conveying solutions provider BCS has built a modular, intelligent facility that quickly and efficiently takes in parcels, sorts them, and loads them onto trucks. For the configuration of the drive units, BCS relied on NORD DRIVESYSTEMS' expertise. A great number of NORD drives were selected with a particular focus on easy installation and maintenance.

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ith an all-new distribution center in Melbourne adding a sorting capability of up to 35,000 parcels per hour, courier service provider Toll IPEC has instantly tripled its capacity in this great Australian metropolis and major traffic hub with an international airport. At the time of writing, this is the fastest parcel sorting facility on the fifth continent. Plant manufacturer BCS has designed and implemented an automated facility with more than 1,000 conveyor modules. This extensive installation handles everything from arrival into depot and parcel registration to tracking through the entire facility, overall system control, high-speed sorting, and loading onto trucks. The conveyors stretch across hundreds of meters and multiple levels, and it is often necessary to change belt speeds or reverse the direction at various points. “We were looking at over 1,000 variable frequency drives,” says Frank

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Kassai, group engineering manager at BCS. “They range from 0.37 kW up to 5.5 kW.” Drive packages from a single source NORD DRIVESYSTEMS configured all required drive sizes based on geared motors and frequency inverters manufactured in-house. The key product category were two-stage NORDBLOC.1 helical bevel gearboxes, which the company developed especially for intralogistics applications. Extremely compact and easy to handle, the gear units are nevertheless very sturdy and offer a long service life. The wide gear ratio range (i=3.58 to 70) allows for a very precise configuration to individual requirements. It is important for BCS that the gearboxes can be mounted on different-sized shafts without changes to the shafts. This way, although the facility comprises various types of conveyor modules, the variety of different drives can nevertheless be limited to


NEWS The drives consist of an especially slim helical bevel gearbox, a high-efficiency motor, and a NORDAC FLEX frequency inverter

NORDAC FLEX distributed drives move horizontal belts as well as inclined conveyors – and also take care of the more demanding brake management associated with inclined loads.

an electrician to physically rewire a new motor drive.” NORD fitted each AC vector drive with a maintenance switch for easy and safe mains disconnection. If an AC vector drive needs to be replaced, the parameters can be transferred to the replacement unit using a pluggable EEPROM module. The electronic drives feature a maintenance switch for safe disconnection from the mains and easy exchange.

an easily manageable level. Kassai also highlights the gear units' high efficiency. The inverters, too, have been especially designed for conveyance applications. The motor-mounted electronics create fully integrated mechatronic drive units. The NORDAC FLEX inverter series covers motor ratings from 0.25 up to 22 kW. Interfaces for all commercially available fieldbuses, for example Industrial Ethernet protocols, are available for networking AC vector drives in the field and connecting them to the system controller.

Conclusion The distribution center is not the first joint project between BCS and NORD DRIVESYSTEMS and will not be the last. In addition to other facilities of this type, the companies have in the past also collaborated on baggage handling systems for Australian airports. The cornerstone of their continued cooperation is NORD's very reliable customer service that has always met the high expectations of BCS. Kassai says: “We are very happy with the support from NORD. Nothing has been a problem.”

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Simple, time-saving installation and commissioning “The Toll Melbourne courier project was the largest of its kind delivered by BCS in Australia,” says Kassai. “So it is nothing short of remarkable that the installation and commissioning processes worked seamlessly. We were able to save a lot of time in commissioning because NORD supplied ready-to-use drive packages, fully pre-installed and pre-parameterized.” The individual units were neatly numbered according to their allocated positions, so it was easy to match them to the right conveyor module during the installation. The hollow-shaft gearboxes were fitted directly onto the machine shaft with shrink discs. They are all equipped with a torque arm, which only had to be screw-fastened to the machine frame at a single point. Thus, the installation efforts were much reduced compared to a flange mounting with up to eight screws. Kassai adds: “The maintenance and installation is made easy by the fact that NORD offers plug-in connections. This enables the operator to change a motor drive in a few minutes, instead of needing

Integrated load monitor and brake management Due to the very robust drive electronics, NORD was able to supply fully integrated, pluggable drive units, which greatly reduced the necessary cabling effort for BCS. The distributed inverters are mechanically resistant, have a high overload capacity, and resist typical interferences such as fluctuating mains voltages or rapid temperature changes. Since they also integrate comprehensive protection mechanisms, BCS saves the cost for installing and wiring control cabinet components such as motor protection switches and reversing contactors. The inverters monitor overvoltage, undervoltage, overtemperature, short circuit, short circuit to earth, and overcurrent (I²t) and thus prevent downtime, damage to the drive, and interference on the supply network. In the Toll IPEC distribution center, they are used to driving horizontal as well as inclined conveyors. Hoist technology is another textbook application for these systems in which they have been tried and tested many times over. The inverters support four-quadrant operation, i.e. acceleration and braking in both directions. They enable wear-free brake actuation, precise speed control, high starting torques, and safe torques.

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EFFICIENT AND FLEXIBLE FLUID MANAGEMENT WITH THE NEW BAUMER FLEXFLOW FAMILY OF FLOW AND TEMPERATURE SENSORS

FlexFlow flow and temperature sensors are available with various process connections and rod lengths.

With their FlexFlow family of flow and temperature sensors, Baumer has expanded their process sensor portfolio. Based on the calorimetric measurement principle, the FlexFlow family can monitor both flow velocity as well as media temperature. The sensors have IO-Link and, depending on settings and connections, either two switching outputs or one switching and one analog output (4...20 mA/ 0...10 V). The PF20H and PF20S versions are suitable for hygienic and industrial applications.

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he combination of two measuring functions in one sensor reduces the number of measuring points in closed systems and minimizes costs of installation, service and storage. Thanks to their symmetrical, centered design, the sensors can be optimally installed in the process independent of their installation position and orientation. This guarantees precise measurements and process safety.

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Several sensors can be simultaneously configured via IOLink. This simplifies switching point adjustment for different process stages during setup or batch changeover and saves time. Diagnostic data polling and evaluation is possible at all times, increasing system uptime.

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FlexFlow sensors have a robust stainless steel housing with integrated electronics and evaluation unit. Complex wiring and control cabinet assembly as well as additional user interfaces are therefore not required. This simplifies operation and allows efficient process management. All models are temperature resistant to 150°C and thus CIP and SIP-capable. Further information: www.baumer.com/flexflow Baumer at the Drinktec hall/stand A3/301 Baumer at the SPS IPC hall/stand 4A/335


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LONG-LIFE, WASH-DOWN DRIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR THE BEVERAGE INDUSTRY

Light-alloy nsd tupH drives optimized for wash-down enable efficient cleaning of plants in the beverage industry.

NORD DRIVESYSTEMS will showcase industry-specific drive solutions at the drinktec exhibition in Munich, Germany.

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he German manufacturer draws on an extensive range of standard products with an unmatched variety of drive systems featuring aluminum cast housings optimized for wash-down.

germs. They meet current international efficiency levels. Induction motors are available with IE2/high efficiency and IE3/premium efficiency and synchronous motors with IE4/ super premium efficiency.

These lightweight, corrosion-proofed gearboxes, smoothsurface motors, frequency inverters, and motor starters are particularly easy to clean. NORD offers the supremely effective nsd tupH anti-corrosion surface treatment for aluminum drives, which is approved for food and drink applications in accordance with FDA title 21 CFR 175.300. nsd tupH drives are a durable, low-maintenance alternative to stainless steel or coated systems with lower total costs over the long term. Instead of applying a coating, the nsd tupH treatment hardens and penetrates deep into the alloy surface. Consequently, there is no applied material that could flake off.

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These drives can even be cleaned with high-pressure steam jets and can be regularly exposed to liquid media without any problems. nsd tupH drives are fitted with stainless steel standard parts as well as stainless steel output shafts by default. The non-ventilated smooth-surface motors run very quietly and do not actively contribute to spreading 21 | Industry Asia Pacific | September 2017

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THERMOCOMP – THE COMPLETE MECHATRONIC SOLUTION TO THERMAL ERRORS

The most frequent approach to reducing thermal errors is to regulate the environment in which the machine operates. This mitigates the need to design a thermally insensitive machine, which is a difficult and costly endeavor. • Up to 90% of thermal-related errors in linear positioning stages can be eliminated • Easy-to-use, software-driven compensation • Eliminate both environmental and internal heating effects • Applicable for both linear motor and ball-screw linear stages

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lthough successful at minimizing thermal effects, environmental regulation can also be expensive when maintaining precise building temperature control, and always adds to production quality risks due to the inherently unreliable stability of most air-conditioning systems. The level of environmental stability achieved in most industrial facilities (normally on the order of 1°C) can be wholly inadequate for many high-precision manufacturing processes.

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Aerotech’s new product feature, ThermoComp™, is a complete mechatronic solution to thermal errors. Through the employment of integrated hardware and sensors, and a proprietary compensation algorithm implemented via Aerotech’s A3200 controller software, ThermoComp minimizes stage inaccuracy due to thermal effects even over extreme temperature ranges. Up to 90% of the thermalrelated errors can be eliminated, regardless of stage travel and range of temperature change. Additionally, internal self-heating is another major source of thermal-related positioning errors, particularly in stages without direct feedback devices such as ball-screw-driven 21 | Industry Asia Pacific | September 2017

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stages. ThermoComp not only prevents environmental changes from affecting positioning performance, but also diminishes the errors caused through internal heating, eliminating up to 90% of the thermal-related errors caused by the self-heating of a ball-screw-driven stage. ThermoComp is currently available on all Aerotech PRO Series stages and operates through an intuitive and easyto-use integrated command set within the Aerotech A3200 controller software. For further information, please contact Steve McLane at 412967-6854 (direct), or via e-mail at smclane@aerotech.com. Additional information on ThermoComp is also available at: https://www.aerotech.com/media/2934767/fl0816athermocomp.pdf http://tekinfo.link/r8280d61477

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