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PACKT PUBLISHING PAY IT FORWARD THIS NEW YEAR – REWRITING THE CODE ON CAREER DEVELOPMENT

5 BAUMER DST55R STRAIN SENSOR WITH LONG-TERM SEAL FOR INCREASED OPERATIONAL SAFETY IN TOUGH OUTDOOR CONDITIONS

8 LEUZE ELECTRONIC A COMPACT AND SPACE-SAVING SOLUTION

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FAIGLE PROVIDES COMPONENTS MADE OF HIGHPERFORMANCE PLASTIC FOR SHUTTLE SYSTEMS

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NORD USA

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SOURIAU

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SIC MARKING AT THE CUTTING EDGE OF INNOVATION

An important event was organized in Lyon on the 20th of November by CARA (the European Cluster for Mobility solutions): the 4th edition of Automotive Techdays.

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IC Marking has been selected as one of the most innovative players in the Automotive sector. They presented an All-in-one compact laser marking solution with a micro safety enclosure. This flexible solution is compliant with automotive standards. Options include an embedded 3D measuring system answering to the new Industry 4.0 trend. This innovative system has been developed by the R&D team thanks to the Operational Excellence program and offers many advantages for their customers :

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• Enhance productivity thanks to quicktool changeover, shorter marking time, • less production waste • Cost savings: compact footprint, low maintenance, fewer consumables, • 100% real-time quality control and increased reliability • Permanent marking on lightweight materials: steel/ composite/aluminum/additive manufacturing/plastics

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SIC Marking is an international company developing innovative permanent marking solutions and automated identification for the complete traceability of industrial components. For over 30 years, SIC Marking has engineered a full range of technically superior marking machines in dot peen, scribing and laser technologies. www.sic-marking.com


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PAY IT FORWARD THIS NEW YEAR – REWRITING THE CODE ON CAREER DEVELOPMENT This Festive and New Year period Packt Publishing Ltd are commissioning their newest group of authors – you, the everyday expert – in order to help the next generation of developers, coders and architects.

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ackt, a global leader in publishing technology and coding eBooks and videos, are asking the technology community to ‘pay it forward’ by looking back at their career and paying their advice forward to support the next generation of technology leaders via a survey. The aim is to rewrite the code on career development and find out what everyday life looks like for those in our community. The Pay it Forward eBook that will be created, will provide tips and insights from the tech profession. Rather than giving off the shelf advice on how to better your career, Packt are asking everyday experts – the professionals across the globe who make the industry tick – for the insights and advice they would give from the good and the bad that they have seen. The most insightful and useful responses to the survey will be published by Packt in a new eBook, which will be available for free in early 2019.

As a thank you, survey respondents will automatically be entered into a prize draw to win one of 10 annual Packt subscriptions worth $300. Commenting on Pay it Forward, Packt Publishing Ltd CEO and founder Dave Maclean, said, “Over time we all gain knowledge through our experiences. We’ve all failed and learned and found better ways to do things. As we come into the New Year, we’re reflecting on what we have learnt and we’re calling on our community of everyday experts to share their knowledge with people who are new to the industry, to the next generation of changemakers.” “For our part, Packt will produce a book that pulls together this advice and make it available for free to help those wishing to pursue a career within technology.”

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Some of the questions Pay it Forward will seek answers to, include: • What is the biggest myth about working in tech? • If you could give one career hack, what would it be? • How do you keep on top of new developments and news? • What are the common challenges you have seen or experienced in your profession? • Who do you most admire and why? • What is the best piece of advice you have received that has helped you in your career? • What advice would you give to a student wishing to enter your profession?

• Have you actually broken the internet? We all make mistakes, how do you handle them? • What do you love about what you do? People can offer their responses here: http://payitforward. packtpub.com/

The survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete and is in complete confidence, with no disclosure of names or details, unless agreed. www.packtpub.com 23 | Industry USA | January 2019

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A COMPACT AND SPACE-SAVING SOLUTION

With its compact, space-saving design, the 412B series convinces especially in locations with little installation space.

With the 412B series, Leuze electronic presents a new cylindrical sensor in the area of switching optical sensors which, with its compact, space-saving design, convinces above all in locations where little installation space is available.

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ith the 412B series in metal housing, Leuze electronic presents a slim, cylindrical M12 sensor design that is especially well suited for use in tight installation spaces, as occur in, e.g., material flow or in packaging machines.

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Compared to the previous series, the new series of switching optical sensors for object detection has an even more compact design and is available with various function principles: as throughbeam photoelectric sensor, energetic diffuse reflection sensor and as retro-reflective photoelectric sensor.

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In addition to improved performance data such as operating range, response time and glass optics, laser variants as well as models with NPN switching outputs are available for the throughbeam photoelectric sensors. Focus of the new development was primarily on the simple and intuitive adaptation to use by means of 270° potentiometer. www.leuze.de


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RELIABLE NAVIGATION WITH SAFETY LASER SCANNER RSL 400

RSL 400 safety laser scanner. Safeguarding of the AGV and simultaneous detection of the measured values for the navigation software.

With its RSL 400 safety laser scanner with measurement value output, Leuze electronic is setting new standards in the reliable navigation of automated guided vehicles (AGVs).

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he new RSL 400 safety laser scanner with detailed measurement value output for AGV (Automated Guided Vehicle) navigation is the result of many years of experience in the development of safety technology. This compact device from the optical sensor system manufacturer Leuze electronic is a safe scanner that combines safety technology and qualitatively superior measurement value output in a single device. This enables reliable safeguarding and navigation of AGVs. Measurement value output is optimized to navigation software that functions according to the principle of natural navigation with SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping).

With up to 100 switchable field pairs, the RSL 400 offers optimum adaptation of the protective fields – even in cases where there are many different movement and loading conditions. Parallel monitoring of multiple protective fields enables safe and reliable reduction of the speed of AGVs. These new functions are also available as a device model with PROFINET/PROFIsafe interface, thereby making integration extremely easy. MORE INFORMATION

Due to its high angular resolution of 0.1 degrees, the RSL 400 offers extremely detailed scanning of the environment across the entire measurement range of up to 50m. This is achieved through a particularly narrow laser spot that maintains its perpendicular shape over the entire scanning angle. The distance values have a high accuracy and are not influenced by the reflectance of the object.

The additional output of the received signal strength value for each beam allows autonomous detection of reflectors by the navigation software. When beams strike a reflector, the values differ greatly from any other environment, which makes simple and reliable detection possible.

www.leuze.de

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DST55R STRAIN SENSOR WITH LONG-TERM SEAL FOR INCREASED OPERATIONAL SAFETY IN TOUGH OUTDOOR CONDITIONS

With its robust housing, high measuring accuracy, and outstanding repeatability, the DST55R strain sensor with long-term seal is a positive process security asset in demanding outdoor conditions.

Baumer is extending its portfolio with the DST55R range of strain sensors with long-term seal, offering a cost-effective solution for measuring in tough outdoor conditions. The sensors are a significant improvement on the standard models on the market due to their category C5-M corrosion-resistant materials, IP69K protection rated seal and the Baumer proTect+ impermeability concept as well as their digital CANopen interface, and extended operating temperature range of -40 to +85°C. They are particularly suitable for industrial applications in the outdoor environment such as mobile automation.

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hanks to their intelligent design, the use of durable materials and the clever impermeability concept, these strain sensors have long-term protection against moisture and dust. Together with their high measuring accuracy, extremely good repeatability of measured results, and low inherent stiffness, they guarantee safe monitoring and control of demanding processes even in extreme weather conditions such as applications on coastlines.

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The robust strain sensors are based on DMS technology. They are available with integrated electronics and options for a voltage output or a CANopen interface. The latter allows simple integration into existing bus systems with minimum cabling requirements, is resistant to interference, and offers a more accurate resolution.

Factory calibration to elongation allows straightforward installation without having to calibrate with a separate force sensor. This increases the measuring accuracy and saves time on commissioning and during servicing. The sensors are available ex-works in a variety of measuring ranges from ±100 µm/m, ±250 µm/m, ±500 µm/m and ±1000 µm/m. A variety of applications can be covered by just one sensor variant which means low stock levels and reduced costs. With their innovative measuring geometry, the DST55R strain sensors are significantly less sensitive to mechanical disruption. The result - precise measurements, extremely tight control and, last but not least, greater process security and quality. www.baumer.com/DST55R

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KENNAMETAL NEXT-GENERATION ROCTEC® TECHNOLOGY

Building on a proud legacy, the ROCTEC® APX nozzle provides up to 20-percent longer life compared to its nearest competitor, the ROCTEC® 500. For aerospace, medical, electronics, or any industry aiming for top-notch performance on its abrasive waterjet operation, the Kennametal ROCTEC APX is the clear choice.

New APX series of ROCTEC nozzles offers waterjet operators 20% improvement in precision cutting uptime.

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ennametal showed its next-generation ROCTEC® APX waterjet nozzles at the last FABTECH Expo trade show in Atlanta, GA.

The Kennametal APX series of ROCTEC® nozzles provide 20 percent greater life than the industry-leading ROCTEC® 500 waterjet series, which already significantly outperforms other conventional tungsten carbide nozzles. The APX nozzles are ideal for use in precision cutting applications where long, uninterrupted cuts or close tolerances must be maintained for long periods to maintain part integrity or minimize expensive scrap due to premature nozzle failure.

Using APX series nozzles, waterjet shops can take on even more challenging, complex jobs, or run at faster production speeds or longer production periods. It also enables customers to better integrate technology advancements, including advances in waterjet pumps and cutting head technology. In addition, since APX nozzles are based on the original ROCTEC® technology that has been the industry standard for over 20 years, they exhibit the predictable and consistent operating life for which Kennametal ROCTEC® nozzles are known. www.kennametal.com

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“We’re always trying to push the boundaries of performance, and we heard from customers the need for even greater productivity—to make longer cuts, gain more flexibility, and produce better parts on their waterjet machines,” says Jeff Gardner, Key Account Manager at Kennametal. “At the same time, waterjet machine builders continue to develop higher pressure pumps and more efficient cutting processes. ROCTEC® APX is a next-generation nozzle designed to meet these needs.” 23 | Industry USA | January 2019

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NORD GEAR CORPORATION LAUNCHES NEW CUSTOMER PORTAL THAT SAVES TIME AND INCREASES PRODUCTIVITY

With NORD Gear Corporation’s new online product configurator, myNORD, the company expedites customer support for engineers, purchasing agents and aftermarket support professionals. With the tool, customers can select and configure NORD products, obtain pricing, download drawings, and place and track orders from a single platform.

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ime is money. Now engineers, purchasing agents, sales and aftermarket support professionals can eliminate long wait times on the phone and sifting through e-mails, product catalogs and price pages. NORD Gear’s new customer portal – myNORD – will help streamline your daily work. With myNORD, customers can select and configure NORD products, obtain pricing, download drawings, as well as place and track orders from a single platform.

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NORD has pioneered customer support tools. In 2011, NORD launched an online product configuration and quotation tool. It gained over 3,000 individual users, and generated more than 1,500 unique projects a month. Today, the new myNORD customer portal adds a new level of functionality. This includes the ability to download drawings of configured units, access technical data sheets and product documentation, and place and track orders all at the same time! “Customers are busy. Our goal is to make working with NORD the easy part of their day,” said Jacob Canniff, Product 23 | Industry USA | January 2019

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Manager of Mechanical Products and Software at NORD. “With our one-stop drive technology configuration tool, myNORD will immediately boost productivity for thousands of customers across dozens of industries.” The myNORD productivity highlights include: Easy Product Selection and Custom Product Configuration With myNORD, selecting and configuring NORD product combinations will be a breeze, regardless of the project’s technical complexity. Canniff explained, “The unit model number and itemized product details are updated with every click, providing immediate feedback.” Product logic and environmental filters (along with tip texts and dynamic images) makes custom drive product selections easy. Canniff added, “myNORD is not only intuitive, but also practical when it comes to learning NORD product. Customers who are new to the tool can create a quote, place an order, and track the order without getting lost.”


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Download Drawings in Multiple CAD Formats from a Single Platform One huge advantage of myNORD is its built-in capability of downloading drawings of configured units in 2D and 3D formats. In the past, customers needed to open separate CAD software to create drawings or pick up the phone and call NORD Customer Service for help. With myNORD, customers can access their drawings in the same place where they create product configurations. No more wasted clicks and window-to-window interaction to accomplish one task! Direct Order Placement, Tracking and Simple Collaboration The myNORD customer portal has straightforward navigation and user-friendly interface so customers can interact with NORD products regardless of their power transmission experience. A project specified by an engineer can be directly ordered by the purchasing staff, and then tracked in real time. Simple collaboration and support is another big advantage of myNORD, where portal visibility and user access rights can be optimized to the business processes of the customer.

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“The new myNORD customer portal was built with customer input and customers in mind, doubling our commitment to deliver streamlined sales and customer support,” concluded Canniff. The myNORD portal is fully supported by the NORD sales, customer service, application engineering and software support teams – delivering approximately 500 customer quotes per week. For more information about myNORD or to sign up, click here. 23 | Industry USA | January 2019

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FAIGLE PROVIDES COMPONENTS MADE OF HIGHPERFORMANCE PLASTIC FOR SHUTTLE SYSTEMS VERY QUIET RUNNING MEETS HIGH LOAD CAPACITY

faigle shuttle wheels are made completely from thermoplastic material. They have a soft, thickwalled tyre and resilient hub. This provides them with excellent damping and very quiet running properties. (source: faigle Kunststoffe GmbH)

In many cases, high performance plastics meet the demands regarding resistance and fatigue properties for components better than metal. faigle applies its application expertise and wellengineered design to develop a new generation of wheels for shuttle systems.

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ibrations in highbay warehouse aisles pose a challenge for the safe handling of goods in shuttle systems. These are caused by poor wheel concentricity or impacts in the rails. Goods in the bays may also slip to such an extent that the telescopic arms can no longer grab them. If this happens, the system needs to be switched off and the goods retrieved manually. Plastic wheels minimise this type of vibration.

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Wheels from faigle: Plastic instead of metal In the past, shuttle wheels were usually made of a metallic hub and a pressureless cast tyre made of polyurethane. faigle produces shuttle wheels completely of thermoplastic. They consist of a soft, thickwalled tyre and resilient hub. This provides them with excellent damping and very quiet running properties. They can even cope with the dynamic starts and abrupt stops which are typical of shuttle systems. This is the best way to avoid vibrations in highbay aisles.

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faigle wheels are produced in an injectionmoulding process which provides excellent bonding between the tyre and the hub. There is no need for additives such as primers and this increases process reliability in production. Another benefit is that shuttle wheels pro-duced completely from plastic are much lighter than models with a metallic hub. The lower weight requires less drive force and reduces unsprung mass. Low flattening and reliable bonding If the shuttle system is at standstill for longer periods of time, such as at weekends, soft tyres tend to flatten. This is called flattening and causes considerable vibration when the system is re-started. faigle wheels have a soft tyre but nonetheless don’t flatten and ensure very quiet running. This is attributable to the use of special materials and reduced compression set which considerably reduce flattening. Wheels need to reliably transfer drive and brake force to the rails. One condition here is good grip between the wheel and the rail. Despite this, wheels are prone to a certain amount of slippage which may lead to abrasion that is deposited on the rails, causing vibration. The thermoplastic


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faigle shuttle flaps made of fibrereinforced high performance plastics, which are lightweight and can also be manufactured at low cost, even in complex geometries. (source: faigle Kunststoffe GmbH)

Sliding elements for faigle shuttle telescope arms are made of PAS-LXY thermoplastic material. They are maintenancefree, require no lubrication and minimise wear, also on their mating components. (source: faigle Kunststoffe GmbH)

material used by faigle is extremely resistant to wear and prevents deposits on the rails. High production volumes, custommade products Shuttle systems are becoming more widespread in companies which have high warehouse turnover, a large number of orders and low order volumes. The demand for wheels has risen considerably due to the trend in automatic storage and retrieval systems. Manufacturing wheels using the injection moulding process allows the rapid and economical production of high volumes. faigle, the thermoplastics specialist, also implements custom solutions. For example, economical mould inserts in master moulds specially developed for shuttle wheels with diameters ranging from 80 to 150 mm. This minimises the initial costs for the customer for implementing an injectionmoulding solution.

can also be manufactured economically, even in complex geometries. This is possible since faigle is a plastics specialist with many years of experience and know-how in the design of geometries using FEM and injectionmoulding processes. At the same time, plastic flaps can meet the extremely high requirements regarding load capacity and durability much better than components made of metal. Telescopic arms in shuttle systems must be linearly guided during advance and retraction operations. Sliding elements from faigle made of PAS-LXY have a low friction coefficient, which prevents the stickslip effect, allowing telescopic arms to slide without jerking. The sliding elements are maintenancefree and require no lubrication. In addition, the sliding elements and their mating components are extremely wearresistant. www.faigle.com

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Plastic for shuttle flaps The use of high performance plastics is also ideal for other shuttle system components, such as the highly stressed shuttle flaps on telescopic arms. These are normally made of aluminium or steel, and are mounted in pivot bearings and fitted with a rotary drive coupling. As a result, shuttle flaps are complex milled parts. faigle uses fibrereinforced high performance plastics in the production of shuttle flaps, which are lightweight and 23 | Industry USA | January 2019

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ESTERLINE CONNECTION TECHNOLOGIES SOURIAU INVESTS MASSIVELY IN R&D FOR THE DEPLOYMENT OF ITS NEW MANUFACTURING PROCESSES

The European REACH regulation, which aims to ensure a high level of protection for human health and the environment, imposes strict rules on the use of chemical substances. Hexavalent chromium used in the surface treatment of numerous SOURIAU products is one of the prohibited substances.

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ith the desire to keep its technical leadership in connectors for harsh environments and to continue to further innovate together with its customers, the research and development department of SOURIAU has invested for several years in research into new manufacturing processes. When completed, these should allow SOURIAU to comply with the regulations imposed by REACH, and at the same time safeguard the employment of its personnel in France for the future. Interview with THOMAS PICHOT, manager of the aeronautic R & D Unit

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Could you describe the use of hexavalent chromium in your industry? TP: We design and manufacture electrical or optical connectors used in harsh environments, for aerospace, aeronautic, military and industrial applications. The housings and the accessories of our connectors are made of composite materials, aluminium or steel, and we have been using hexavalent chromium for decades in our electroplating process. This substance is used to give our products the anticorrosive properties, electrical continuity and appearance our customers want. Because hexavalent 23 | Industry USA | January 2019

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chromium is on the list of prohibited chemical substances, we are working to replace it. Is it possible to replace one product by another? TP: Yes of course, but it takes time. In fact, it's not just that we have a perfect mastery of the use of hexavalent chromium in the treatment of different materials such as aluminium, copper alloys or even certain thermoplastics, but the properties of these products are still far superior to what it is possible to achieve with other substances. So the difficulty is twofold; to make sure that it's possible to deploy the substitute on an industrial scale, and that it allows us to obtain the required performance. For example, in certain cases we use hexavalent chromium to facilitate the adherence to other coatings on the support material. So we will have to qualify a product which offers the same functional characteristics while still allowing us to incorporate it in a controlled manner in our manufacturing procedures. Finally, we have to keep in mind that in other cases hexavalent chromium is used in the final stages of the process and therefore persists on the surface. If we replace it, we have to make sure that the new connectors are


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Was this an easy transition? TP: Obviously it wasn't. It took us several years to put this new “technological building block� into place and to validate it, because it is not just about validating a concept in the lab, it has to be reproduced at scale and over a long period. In some respects, one has to build up experience. Take for example electroplating baths which contain up to several hundred litres. Their composition and perfect mastery of the process are the result of experience in numerous aspects: the immersion time and the concentrations of the different products have to be validated. We have to make sure there's no impact on the geometry of the parts and monitor the aging of the baths to guarantee the quality of the treatment, etc. Dozens of parameters have to be taken into account, analyzed and mastered.

compatible with the connectors already in the field, because they may be in contact with each other. It's possible but it's a really complex challenge, wouldn't you agree? TP: In fact, as of now we don't have just one replacement solution, because chrome is not always used for the same purpose; it depends on the materials and the final treatment. Our approach has been to categorize our connector components according to their material, identify the electrochemical mechanisms in play and carry out a large number of tests at different stages from the bath to the pilot production line, orienting our research towards multiple solutions.

The process of phasing out hexavalent chromium seems to be well underway... TP: As soon as the European REACH regulation was put in place, the management of SOURIAU ESTERLINE and the whole team realized that we had to launch a major program to innovate our surface treatment technology so that we could keep the production of our connectors in France. It's a major effort in terms of investment and it has also strengthened the cooperation between our teams and with our customers as well. Our desire to demonstrate our capacity for innovation, by finding replacement solutions for hexavalent chromium, is strengthening our experience and leveraging our know-how. Our customers are supporting us in this task; they know that we are on the right path going forward for the future. We have to protect human health and the environment. MORE INFORMATION

So what is the current status of your research? TP: We no longer use hexavalent chromium in the treatment of composite housings. First of all, we perform a tribofinishing process to modify the surface properties and allow our new preparation treatment (hexavalent chrome-free) to facilitate the adherence of the successive metallic coatings. For aluminium connectors, we have also eliminated passivation with hexavalent chromium in our zinc-nickel treatment process while developing a new procedure using a substance certified and authorised by REACH as non-hazardous. We have thus reduced our annual consumption of hexavalent chromium half, from 8 to 4 tons.

What is the status of hexavalent chromium for cadmiumplated connectors? TP: Currently, only hexavalent chromium passivation can guarantee high resistance to corrosion and excellent electrical conductivity while retaining a non-reflecting and dark appearance which are still essential characteristics of military products. One of the solutions developed as an alternative to cadmium deposition is based on a zinc-nickel treatment with a hexavalent chrome-free passivation. This make is possible to have finished products which offer excellent characteristics while still guaranteeing full compatibility with the equipment already installed. However this solution is not necessarily going to be the right one in every case. We are continuing to use hexavalent chromium in cadmium- plated products to meet certain customer requirements or to reach markets outside Europe where the regulation does not apply and where we nevertheless have to stay competitive. We have obtained an exemption from the European Chemicals Agency for 12 years, which we are using to continue our research, and at the same time we are analyzing the techniques used in other industries, such as the car industry for example. Our final goal is naturally to completely eliminate of hexavalent chromium from all of our manufacturing processes.

www.souriau.com

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FOOD, BEVERAGE AND PACKAGING COMPANIES SEEK NEXT-GEN DRIVE SOLUTIONS

NORD demonstrates breakthrough stainless steel alternative at PACK EXPO.

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n the beverage category alone, global soft drink, orange juice, cranberry drink and regional beer manufacturers have made the switch.

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NORD Gear Corporation provides an alternative to stainless steel geared motors at a fraction of the price. NORD’s molecular conversion of aluminum alloy provides drive equipment with all the protection food and beverage applications demand. The NSD TUPH™ surface conversion consists of an extremely corrosion resistant and strong base layer (seven times harder than standard aluminum alloy) that is sealed for corrosion protection and routine cleaning. This solution is ideal for harsh environments involving chemicals or wash-downs, and where sanitation and cleanliness are the highest priority. See NORD products with NSD TUPH at PACK EXPO Booth #9413, Oct. 14-17, 2018 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.

Bob Pierce, NORD Market Specialist for the Food and Beverage Industry, said NSD TUPH is the best cost-saving technology to come into the food industry in years. He added, “NSD TUPH was specifically designed to withstand the rigors of the food and beverage industry and is proven in every food industry sub-segment.” From poultry to meat, from bottling to vegetable processing, from dairy to snack food, NSD TUPH is a cost-saver. “Unlike a painted cast iron drive, the aluminum surface will never chip or rust, and it provides the superior wash-down advantages of stainless steel – without the stainless steel price tag,” explained Pierce. NSD TUPH is a food grade solution that is U.S. Food & Drug Administration compliant, and is a perfect fit where cost savings over stainless steel drives are desired. Pierce added, “The longevity of NORD’s NSD TUPH is continually proven over its stainless steel counterpart, and it offers a cost savings of up to 50 percent over stainless steel.” NORD’s NSD TUPH surface conversion system is ideal for many food and beverage industry applications, where drive technology is exposed to extreme ambient conditions and highly corrosive environments. A salt corrosion test

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NORD’s corrosion-resistant aluminum surface conversion system, NSD TUPH, is available for nearly all NORD product families. Shown (left to right): NORDBLOC.1 helical in-line, MINICASE™ single-stage worm, and 93.1-series two-stage helical-bevel gearboxes with TENV smooth-body motors, and a decentralized variable frequency drive.

illustrates only residual salt remains on NSD TUPH vs. untreated and corroded aluminum torque arms. Available in five NORD product families (two-stage helical bevel, helical in-line, worm gear boxes, motors, and variable frequency drives) and in various configurations, the NSD TUPH surface conversion system provides all the protection any harsh application demands without compromising quality. With stainless steel hardware, shafts, motors and food grade lubricants as options, NORD offers a comprehensive drive solution for food manufacturing, packaging and processing industries, whether your application is on a conveyor, pump, mixer, elevator or processing equipment. Click here for a time-lapse video of aluminum torque arms treated with NSD TUPH in a corrosion test. www.nord.com

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DRANETZ INTRODUCES PQVIEW® DE ITS NEW WEB APPLICATION FOR USE WITH ITS FIXED POWER MONITORING SYSTEMS PQView® DE replaces Encore Series Software as the web application for use with the Dranetz fixed monitoring systems. PQView DE features a modern responsive web design that allows users to interact with their monitoring system from virtually any platform, including desktop computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones.

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ranetz Technologies introduces PQView DE as a replacement to its Encore Series Software (ESS) for use with its power quality, demand and energy monitoring systems. ESS relied on Java plug-ins which are no longer supported in newer web browsers. PQView DE with its new look and modern design offers the complete feature set with which long time Dranetz software users had become familiar while leveraging a modern crossbrowser supported features and a responsive design. PQView DE is fully compatible with all of the Dranetz products that were supported by ESS, including the 61000 family, ES meters and legacy 55xx series DataNodes. PQView DE is based on the enterprise software platform PQView developed and supported by affiliate company Electrotek Concepts where it is used by utility customers globally. As a result, PQView DE users will have a seamless migration path to the more scalable and feature-rich PQView enterprise software platform as their needs grow.

“We are excited to offer this new product to existing Dranetz customers” said David Ellis, President & CEO of Global Power Technology (parent company). “We believe our customers will like the new modern design and responsive web interface. Those considering Dranetz will immediately see the benefit of working with an information rich platform that will scale and will help them to remain well informed as their needs grow or become more complex. PQView DE offers a seamless upgrade path from the legacy Encore Series Software product that it replaces”. Dranetz was the first to pioneer permanently installed or fixed power quality monitoring systems. Its industry leading permanent monitoring system includes the Dranetz HDPQ Power Quality DataNodes, the 61000 family (61STD, 61SG, 61SGD) of Power Quality instruments and the ES series family of Demand and Energy meters. All are fully compatible with the new PQView® DE (supersedes ESS) and PQView web enabled system software. MORE INFORMATION

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Industry USA is the English technical magazine for engineers. It presents the latest product and company news for the industrial market.

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Industry USA is the English technical magazine for engineers. It presents the latest product and company news for the industrial market.