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NEW DATAPAQ DP5 TEMPERATURE LOGGERS FOR ALL SOLDERING AND COATING CURE PROCESSES

The temperature profilers are used to set up and monitor reflow and paint cure processes.

Fluke Process Instruments launches a new range of data loggers for temperature profiling in short and medium-duration processes in the electronics and paint & powder-coating industries.

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he Datapaq® DP5 series is optimized for ovens with a low clearance and reflow solder applications. The Datapaq DP5 is housed in a ‘machined from solid’ aluminum case ensuring maximum protection for the electronics when used in an industrial environment. It is available in a number of formats ensuring the best match of profiler to process restrictions.

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The Datapaq DP5 is available in 6 and 12 thermocouple input versions. They provide a ±0.5 °C accuracy and a ±0.1 °C resolution over the full measuring and operating temperature ranges. Measurements can be started and stopped manually, via two color-coded buttons, or triggered by time or temperature. The loggers combine ease of use with excellent availability and minimal running costs: it features a user-replaceable NimH battery pack, which can be recharged from any USB outlet or port. One 90-minute charge allows for more than 40 hours of profiling and the sampling intervals can be set between 20 milliseconds to 10 minutes. One logger can survey up to 10 ovens in succession, storing individual profiles with up to 600k data points in total. 25 | Industry Asia Pacific | July 2018

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Downloads via the USB or Bluetooth connections can therefore be scheduled more efficiently. An integrated radio transmitter optionally provides real-time data from within the process. All process and system data can be communicated to factory-monitoring systems via the OPC interface. The standard Datapaq Insight software quickly transforms the raw data into actionable information. It now includes the Easy Oven Setup recipe calculator, SPC, and trending analysis. The new Datapaq Insight Professional software includes the Surveyor profiling tool that measures process performance at the critical board level and reduces the need for expensive Golden Boards. Furthermore, the portfolio includes a complete range of thermal barriers for all industry needs. The Datapaq DP5 is supported with a full one year warranty. Complementing the warranty, we offer a yearly service and recalibration contract, which includes free software updates and loan equipment for guaranteed peace of mind. www.flukeprocessinstruments.com


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NEW INDUSTRIAL-GRADE THERMAL IMAGER

The thermal and visible light camera enables 24/7 process monitoring with automatic alarms for overheating or defined irregularities.

Fluke Process Instruments presents a new line of thermal imagers with integrated visible-light cameras.

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he fixed-installation imagers enable 24/7 temperature monitoring in a -10 to 1200 °C range. Developed to meet today’s demanding industrial automation requirements, they support GigE streaming of images, automatic alarms, analysis and archiving. Images from multiple devices can be combined for display and analysis. Various field-interchangeable lens options are available, including wide-angle lenses. The imagers can be used to monitor applications such as press hardening, brake testing, lime kiln shells, metal spin forming, waste incinerators, and boilers. They capture images at 9 or 60 frames/sec. Currently, the series comprises two models with a 320 x 240 pixel or 640 x 480 pixel resolution, with more models to follow.

The cameras can be configured and controlled via the internet. They feature a remote motorized focus. Thermal and visible-light images can be overlayed for easy camera alignment. Users can set independent emissivity values and alarm conditions for various areas of interest. Featuring a built-in lens, the standard TV40 thermal imagers have no external moving parts. Housed in an IP67-rated aluminum casing, they tolerate ambient temperatures up to 50 °C without and up to 200 °C with an additional cooling enclosure. www.flukeprocessinstruments.com

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AUTOMATED SMALL PARTS WAREHOUSE FOR UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL ZURICH

The Swiss system integrator Ansorix has produced an automated small parts warehouse for the University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland. The warehouse's zero-pressure accumulation roller conveyors are based on Interroll's Modular Conveyor Platform (MCP).

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To ensure the hospital is ready to face future demands, it needed a new storage system — a streamlined solution that is tailored to the hospital's requirements and reduces operating costs. It was also important that the new logistics infrastructure should have the flexibility to expand with minimum disruption and expense.

The USZ offers medically comprehensive, individual care across all disciplines. The ultramodern health care facility houses 44 different clinics and institutes. Every year, around 41,000 inpatient treatments are administered there. Furthermore, the clinic association registers in excess of 500,000 outpatient visitors each year.

Ansorix opted for a storage technology solution from Kaufmann Systems AG, a company based in Hitzkirch, near Lucerne, Switzerland. The skills profiles of the two companies, both of which are partners of the Interroll Group's global Rolling On Interroll program, are perfectly matched.

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he small parts warehouse, which was planned, designed and implemented by Ansorix, is the beating heart of the new logistics and service center commissioned by the University Hospital Zurich (USZ) in Schlieren, near Zurich. It supplies the USZ with goods and logistics services.

“As with previous projects, the collaboration with Kaufmann Systems ran completely smoothly. In projects such as this, it is essential to have experienced partners on whom you can fully depend. And with Kaufmann Systems, that is guaranteed,” explains Vera de Vries, Sales and Marketing Manager at Ansorix Systems AG. 25 | Industry Asia Pacific | July 2018

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The new warehouse has a capacity of 3,024 trays per storage/ retrieval machine. Its MCP with integrated 24V RollerDrive means that trays of varying sizes can be conveyed without any pressure accumulating. The trays are taken from the freestanding storage racks and delivered to the four picking stations. In addition to delivery of product trays from storage, each of these stations diverts empty and filled trays. Two additional conveyors carry empty trays to the picking stations for filling. The MCP by Interroll — the vital link between the small parts warehouse and the picking stations in the USZ project — is essentially a plug-and-play system of modules that makes it easy to create highly sophisticated and flexible material flow solutions that can expand with ease. The integrated 24V RollerDrive guarantees a controlled and exceptionally energy-efficient flow of goods that can be adapted to suit current requirements. www.interroll.com MORE INFORMATION 25 | Industry Asia Pacific | July 2018

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INTERFACE FOR PROCESS-RELIABLE MACHINING

Schweiger Tool and Mold Making specializes in the machining of large workpieces and deep cavities. The milling specialists use HAIMER shrink fit chucks for their machining, in some cases coming from the supplier’s large standard product range and in others special custommade solutions. Pictures: HAIMER

Large-scale mold maker relies on HAIMER technology.

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chweiger Formenbau (Schweiger Mold Making) relies on automation to produce high-precision injection molds at competitive costs in Germany. In order to achieve the required, high process reliability, the largescale mold manufacturer does not make any compromises. For tooling they rely on tool holders, shrinking, balancing and tool presetting technology from the system supplier HAIMER.

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The owner-managed Schweiger GmbH & Co. KG from Uffing at Staffelsee in Bavaria specializes in one of the most demanding industries: the automotive industry. For Managing Director Anton Schweiger and his approximately 75 employees, this means having to meet the highest standards of precision and quality with every injection mold produced. Additionally, they are competing in a global market, which, among other things, is subject to enormous cost pressure.

However, facing the strain of global competition, the qualified toolmaker and his team have adjusted and positioned themselves accordingly. They rely on an automated process chain which ensures absolute security and ends with injection molds that meet all requirements. In 2016, for example, the company built a new production hall and invested in two DMC 210U and 270U 5-axis DMG Mori machining centers, which are capable of processing even XXL components in one clamping operation. Equipped with an appropriate pallet automation, the machines run around the clock seven days a week - and all with just one-person shifts. On the weekends they run completely unmanned. This requires highest process reliability across all relevant components and functions. In this respect, Anton Schweiger has also focused on tool clamping technology, the often overlooked interface between spindle and tool. It bears great responsibility for the quality of the machining, the service life of the spindle and the tool life. The milling specialists at Schweiger swear in this respect by the support and counsel of HAIMER GmbH, Igenhausen. In 40 years, the family-owned company has become the

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All from a single source: Schweiger Tool and Mold Making uses tool holders, shrinking, balancing and presetting technology from HAIMER.

Slim, smooth running and in a wide range of special designs: a four-digit number of HAIMER shrink-fit tool holders ensures stable processes and high precision at Schweiger.

market leader for tool clamping technology in Europe and is considered to be the world leader in tool shrinking and balancing technology. Quality makes the difference For Andreas Orterer, production manager at Schweiger, the main argument for this strong partnership is the quality delivered by HAIMER, “With Haimer products, we can be sure we will always receive the quality that meets our high standards.” Schweiger currently uses in the thousands of HAIMER tool holders with shrink fit technology. In addition, there are two Power Clamp shrinking devices and a Tool Dynamic balancing device in the production. Andreas Orterer adds, “From Haimer, we get all tooling from a single source, which suits us very well. In addition, you notice the shrinking and balancing devices have been developed by machinists. They are easy to use and lead to fast results.”

This machine has become a “HAIMER” product since the Bavarian company took over Microset Tool Presetting Technology in Bielefeld at the beginning of 2017. Compared

Andreas Haimer, Managing Director of Haimer GmbH, explains, “With the acquisition of Microset Tool Presetting Technology we have become a system supplier for tool management. Microset perfectly complements our existing portfolio of high-precision tooling, clamping, shrinking and balancing technology, in such a way as to enable us to provide even greater support to our customers.” Automatically highest runout accuracy The level of satisfaction Anton Schweiger, Vice President of the Association of German Tool and Mold Makers (VDWF), has in his partnership with HAIMER and his tool holders can be measured by the fact that he has been using them for more than two decades.

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This is also true for the Microset presetter UNO autofocus 20 | 70, which has its place between the shrinking and the balancing devices at Schweiger.

to the manual version, the UNO autofocus is able to automatically focus the cutting edge for measurement of the C-axis. Especially when it comes to tools with several cutting edges on the circumference, this option proves to be enormously time-saving. All in all, the device allows setup time reductions of up to 70 percent just from presetting outside of the machine.

When the toolmaker bought the first HSC machine about 20 years ago, he switched from mechanical collet chucks to HAIMER shrink fit chucks because of the improved runout accuracy. Compared to the products of other suppliers, the HAIMER shrink fit chucks won him over with its superior quality, “a company goal that HAIMER and ourselves have in 25 | Industry Asia Pacific | July 2018

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Teamwork for the best solution: Schweiger production manager Andreas Orterer (right) with Oliver Lechner (center), HAIMER sales manager for Southern Germany, and machine operator Rafal Stawski (left).

common.” “If you take the example of the shrink fit chucks, this can be seen in the runout accuracy, which is, by default, below 3 μm.” This is an important prerequisite for the tool makers from Uffing. After all, they do not produce injection molds for cheap consumables, they create highly sophisticated molds used in premium vehicles - for example used to make headlight end plates in 2-component injection molding. These customers place high demands on the end products and do not accept the slightest blemish. Accordingly, the injection molds have to meet similar requirements: as a rule, surfaces should be smooth as glass and tolerances of less than 2/100 mm must be maintained.

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One of Schweiger's main areas of focus in production is the milling of large complex molds, whereby individual workpieces can weigh up to nine tons. The cavities are often very deep. Typically between 300 to 400 mm, sometimes even up to 500 or 600 mm deep. This requires slim shrink fit tool holders, the use of shrink fit extensions as well as tools with extremely long shanks. “Another strength of Haimer. The company offers a large variety of tool holders standard. If required, however, we can always order a wide range of special designs,” emphasizes production manager Orterer. He points again to the extremely good runout accuracy properties, which apply equally to standard and special tool holder designs. Not only do they contribute to excellent machining results, they also spare the spindle and the tools. 25 | Industry Asia Pacific | July 2018

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A long tool life enables unmanned operation In general, a longer spindle life means considerable costs savings, but the tool live is even more important in automated production. “In order to work unmanned, I need an absolutely reliable, long-lasting system of spindle, tool holder and tool,” explains Anton Schweiger. Schweiger machines many large injection molds automatically in one clamping operation – for 40 to 50, sometimes even 100 hours, non-stop. A broken tool or even a spindle damage during unmanned operation would be fatal. In addition, a rigid and stable connection is important to achieve the requested surface quality. “A key to this is the Haimer tool holders,” adds the company owner, “they enable process-reliable machining.” Not every requirement of the toolmaker can be optimally fulfilled with standard tool holders. Anton Schweiger especially appreciates the close cooperation with the HAIMER specialists and the flexibility of the company in Igenhausen. “For us it is important that Haimer listens to the users,” emphasizes the entrepreneur. His HAIMER contact, Oliver Lechner, sales manager for Southern Germany, always responds quickly to inquiries. Lechner comments, “After that, we supply Schweiger with the required custom-made products, such as special, conically shaped face mill arbors that allow the machining of cavities up to 360 mm depth.” Anton Schweiger adds, “These tool holders are perfectly adapted to the tool diameter and the respective cavities.


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That is how I can, without any concerns, let the machines work without supervision - even for roughing.” Specialist for complex large-scale molds The tool and mold making company, Schweiger, was founded in 1962 by Erich Schweiger. Today, under the management of his son Anton Schweiger, it has around 75 employees and generates around 10 million Euros in sales each year. Their core business consists of complex injection molds weighing between 5 and 30 tons, 99 percent of which are supplied to the automotive industry. They are mainly used for the production of headlight covers, optical and visual components. Customers include German premium manufacturers, as well as their 1st tiers. In addition to automated production with standardized processes, Schweiger sees its strength in turn-key solutions. The services range from support in product development to series production and aftersales services. www.haimer.biz MORE INFORMATION 25 | Industry Asia Pacific | July 2018

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FPT INDUSTRIAL SHOWED ITS AGRICULTURAL OFFERING AT THE IRRIGATION AUSTRALIA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION (IAICE)

FPT Industrial N45 engine.

Whether you farm lentils in Victoria or wheat in New South Wales, you know the importance of highperforming agricultural equipment. Without a dependable supply of water and equally dependable tractors to tend them, crops lie fallow, profits fall, and valuable growing time is lost.

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hese are but a few of the reasons why crop producers, equipment distributors, and indeed any Australian or New Zealander concerned with agricultural performance and responsible water usage have been at Sydney’s International Convention Centre from June 13-15 for the 2018 Irrigation Australia International Conference and Exhibition (IAICE).

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It’s there that visitors have learnt about a variety of innovative agricultural offerings from more than 100 exhibitors, chief among them a series of industry-leading solutions from FPT Industrial, the CNH Industrial brand dedicated to the development and production of powertrains for power generation, agricultural, construction, marine, and a host of other applications.

There was a lot to explore at the two FPT Industrial booths. The main stand at location F18 has displayed two topperforming Industrial Power Units (IPU) that are ideal for demanding irrigation environments and a Generator Set. These include: • The N45 engine is a 4-cylinder, 4.5 litre inline engine with 4 valves per cylinder, a mechanical fuel injection system, and turbocharged aftercooler. It generates up to 126hp (93 kW) @ 2200 rpm and 525Nm of torque @ 1250rpm. It also meets Stage IIIA/Tier 3 emissions standards with minimum operating costs thanks to long oil change intervals. The N45 engine is the muscle behind the GS NEF 60-ne and numerous other FPT Industrial power unit models, with a robust design and outstanding reliability. With more than 1.7 million units produced since 2001, it and other NEFseries engines have become a reference in the industry. • Looking for even more power, FPT Industrial’s Cursor 9 is an in-line 6-cylinder diesel engine that generates up to 354 hp (260 kW) @ 2100 rpm and offers max torque of 1500Nm @ 1400 rpm. It uses a common rail fuel injection system

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FPT Industrial N67 engine.

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FPT Industrial Cursor 9 engine.

to deliver power and torque density 11% greater than competing systems, meeting Stage IIIA/Tier 3 emissions requirements. Plus, the Cursor 9 as part of FPT Industrial’s Cursor engine series, is designed for great performance in even the most difficult conditions.

Powered by one of FPT Industrial’s N67 engines, a 175-hp, six-cylinder diesel that enjoys the same low-maintenance, high-durability characteristics of all FPT Industrial products. Moreover, a mock-up of the N67 could be found on display for all the motorheads in the crowd.

• The GS NEF 60-ne is a quiet and powerful Generator Set equipped with an in-line 4-cylinder engine that boasts “Prime Power” ratings of 60 kVA @ 50Hz and 66 kVA @ 50Hz while in Standby mode. With a range of configurations such as Mobile Heavy Duty Kit, Skid Kit, Emergency Kit, several electrical connections, automatic or manual control panels, and more, this plug-and-play, fully-enclosed Generator Set will be a welcome sight anywhere a reliable, fuel-efficient power source is needed.

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These are just a few examples of FPT Industrial’s broad assortment of industrial power units. Each is suitable for both mobile and stationary applications such as dewatering, manure processing, power spraying, wood and aggregate handling, and especially irrigation. MORE INFORMATION

Once checked out a few of these newest additions to the FPT Industrial line-up, it was possible to admire more innovations visiting the Booth D28. There the visitors have found the latest in agricultural workhorses, the New Holland T7 Heavy Duty tractor, a truly stylish yet powerful tractor.

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BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGY MAKES CONNECTIVITY EASY – EASY MATING, EASY CLEANING, EASY INTEGRATION – WITH BRAND-NEW FISCHER FREEDOMTM SERIES

Fischer Connectors, the global connectivity solution provider of high-performance circular connector and cable assemblies, continues to push the boundaries of technological innovation in rugged miniaturization, high-speed data transmission, sealing, and wearability.

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ommitted to making its customers’ lives easier, on 11th June 2018 Fischer Connectors is launching a breakthrough plug & use connectivity technology with its new product line: the Fischer FreedomTM Series and its first product: the Fischer LP360TM.

Thanks to these innovations, the Fischer FreedomTM Series facilitates integration, maximizes usability and optimizes cable management for a wide variety of applications within markets such as defense, security, medical, industrial and civil engineering – to name just a few.

The Fischer FreedomTM Series revolutionizes wearable connectivity, as it meets design engineers’ urgent needs for designing and connecting portable and body-worn applications quickly and easily, thanks to three breakthrough technology innovations:

“Our core mission at Fischer Connectors is to make our customers' lives easier with a collaborative approach and tailored connectivity solutions,“ says Jonathan Brossard, Fischer Connectors Group’s CEO. “The creation of the Fischer FreedomTM Series is evidence that our mission actually strengthens our customers’ abilities to design for their markets. Reimagining connectivity like we’ve shown in the new Fischer Freedom™ Series allows those customers to turn their ambitious ideas into solutions that fit their world and help them break into new markets as well.”

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• Mating – no key code allows for 3600 mating “freedom” • Locking – ball-locking mechanism with sealing and variable pre-defined force (patent pending) • Materials – specially designed pins on the plug are IP68 sealed with a membrane (patent pending)

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Threefold usability The new Fischer FreedomTM Series and the Fischer LP360TM set a new standard in usability, which is threefold.


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The Fischer FreedomTM Series is ideal for a wide variety of portable and body-worn applications within markets such as defense, security, medical, industrial and civil engineering.

The new product line makes end users’ lives easier by reducing cognitive, weight and reliability burdens thanks to: 1. Easy mating. Mating the Fischer LP360TM becomes as intuitive as buttoning up a vest – without compromising on the high-performance reliability required in harsh environments. 2. Easy cleaning. The new connector is fully cleanable (both plug and receptacle) and is easy to use and maintain with a faster set up and improved durability. The Fischer FreedomTM Series also makes the life of design engineers easier, as it meets their need to easily and seamlessly integrate connectors – with or without cables – into multifunctional portable or body-worn devices.

Optimized cable management The Fischer FreedomTM Series optimizes cable management with an extremely reliable connectivity ecosystem. As the Fischer LP360TM has no key code, it offers 3600 mating “freedom”, meaning it can be plugged and routed

In certain applications, the need for cable can be eliminated completely (cf. point 3 above).

Shared data and power bus opens up new opportunities in smart clothing and IoT The usability as well as the integrability of the Fischer FreedomTM Series connectivity solutions contribute to making wearable devices smaller, faster and smarter – and, ultimately, to making high-performance and smart clothing a reality.

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3. Easy integration. Thanks to its compact and low-profile design, the Fischer LP360TM is easy to integrate into clothing with devices and subsystems; via the panel-mounted plug interface, cables can even be removed completely, and the connector can be directly integrated into the housing of such devices as a camera, a sensor, a light, a GPS.

in any direction, ensuring that the cable can always go straight to the device. No more twists and turns means shorter cables in the equipment body-worn by dismounted soldiers, healthcare professionals or patients, civil engineers, surveyors and operators, and law enforcement officers and security guards.

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increased, making equipment lighter and faster to set up. These benefits also open up further opportunities in the Internet of Things (IoT).

twists, turns and tangles. In certain applications, the need for cable can be eliminated completely when the plug is integrated directly into the housing of devices such as a camera, a sensor, a light, or a GPS. It offers, in that sense, the “wireless (cable-free) without the hassle of the wireless” and thus paves the way for further expansion into breakthrough connectivity solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT).” Vanheertum concludes: “The creation of a brand-new product line with breakthrough connectivity technology at its heart, as embodied by the Fischer Freedom™ Series, isn’t something that happens every day. It’s an exceptional honor for me to have managed this product development and to plan the future expansion of this new product line.”

Wim Vanheertum, Director of Product Management at Fischer Connectors, explains: ”The Fischer FreedomTM Series offers a unique connectivity solution that has been thought of and designed entirely from the outset for the benefit of our customers. It fulfills in a unique way the need for usability and easy integration that our customers, the design engineers, constantly express – and also our customers’ customers: those who use the applications they have designed. Our breakthrough lightweight, compact, extremely reliable and intuitive solution is easy to integrate into applications operating in diverse and challenging environments, including portable and wearable electronic ecosystems delivering power and data with optimized cabling: the cable can always go in a straight line to the device, without any

Main features and benefits The low-profile, rugged and versatile Fischer LP360TM is the first product in the Fischer FreedomTM Series:

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• Signal & power through 7 contacts, up to 24AWG compatible with up to 3x 5A power and 4x 1A signal with USB 2.0 and Ethernet data protocols - Receptacle: Panel mount with O-ring sealing, or integration as a wearable solution - Plug: Easy cabling (up to 24AWG), with or without potting – bend relief or overmolding – panel plug version for direct integration into the housing of an application


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• High-performance reliability - Robust stainless steel & brass design for longevity (min. 10,000 mating cycles) - R esistant to shock, vibration, torque and extreme temperatures - Tested in line with MIL and IEC standards Trend Paper on wearable technologies To mark the launch of the Fischer FreedomTM Series, Fischer Connectors has published a Trend Paper authored by Research & Innovation Manager Jean-Marie Buchilly. The world is on the cusp of an explosion in wearable technologies – a new category that will revolutionize B2C and B2B markets. This paper gives an overview of current trends in wearable technologies, and dives deeper into emerging applications in diverse markets with a special focus on B2B applications: healthcare, industry, robotics, defense and sport. It presents exciting examples of how wearables are impacting users’ and designers’ lives – improving health and safety, convenience and performance, with connectivity playing a crucial role.

More information • Fischer FreedomTM Series: www.fischerconnectors.com/global/en/freedom-seriesbreakthrough-plug-use-connectivity-technology • Trend paper: Emerging Trends in Wearable Technology Across Several Markets www.fischerconnectors.com/global/en/connectivitysolutions-wearable-technologies • Fischer Connectors’ website: www.fischerconnectors.com

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NORD CHINA HOSTS VDMA’S CHINA MANAGEMENT MEETING AT SUZHOU

NORD (China) Power Transmission Co Ltd, a subsidiary of NORD DRIVESYSTEMS – Germany, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of drive technology, recently played host to the annual China Management Meeting of the VDMA Power Transmission Engineering and Fluid Power Association at its China headquarters in Suzhou.

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DMA is the association of Germany's engineering industry. It represents the interests of Germany's large capital goods sector, including machinery, plants, system suppliers, system integrators and service providers. The meeting focused on Textile Machinery, Fluid Power and Power Transmission Engineering segments. Mr Xuening Tao, President of NORD China, welcomed all the delegates to the meeting.

Apart from Textile Machinery, Fluid Power and Power Transmission Engineering, the VDMA China Management Meeting also had sessions on Software for Calculation of Drive Systems, Public Cloud Security and Usage in China Mainland, and Sino-German Working Group on Intelligent Manufacturing. China is the world’s largest machinery market by turnover, nearly three times bigger than USA, which ranks second. Germany is the largest exporter to China in the Power Transmission market accounting for 27% of China’s total imports, and in Fluid Power it is the second largest at 26% behind Japan which is ahead with 30%.

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NORD DRIVESYSTEMS is one of the major leaders in drive technology worldwide – for mechanical and electronic solutions. With applications in more than 100 industries, including logistics, steel, environmental protection, cranes, ports, food and beverages, construction machinery, mining machinery, automobiles, rail transportation and so on, NORD China is an important supplier to the machinery segment with its modular products comprising motors and gear 25 | Industry Asia Pacific | July 2018

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units and associated electronics, and various customized applications and solutions.

today is focused on intelligent, functionally variable drive technology for Industry 4.0 applications.

NORD (China) Power Transmission Co Ltd began direct operations in China in the year 2005 with a production factory in Suzhou, which was further expanded in 2008. In 2011 NORD opened its second facility at Tianjin in North China, and in 2013 the third factory was opened in Suzhou. Today the company has three factories in China with total production area of 78,000m² and capacity of 300,000 gearbox units and 500,000 motors, which are also exported to other markets, apart from catering to the China market. China has thus become NORD’s supply chain base in the Far East region of the world. The total employee count in China is approx 550 (end of 2017), and sales turnover in 2017 was RMB 1.18 billion. With Production, Assembly and Service Centers located in Tianjin and Suzhou, NORD China has 23 sales offices covering all the major cities of China.

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The customer is the centre of all thoughts and actions at the NORD Group. No-compromise quality awareness, competent advice and dependable service form the basis of the NORD company philosophy. NORD products also show superior quality especially in the demanding environment such as roads, construction machinery, environmental protection and sewage treatment, as its products are particularly durable, which has won the trust of more customers. Keeping with the latest developments, NORD 25 | Industry Asia Pacific | July 2018

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PROFISAFE MODULE FOR INCREASED SAFETY

The PROFIsafe module from NORD DRIVESYSTEMS fulfils the most stringent safety requirements and ensures secure communication in PROFINET environments.

Functional safety of plant and machinery is of vital importance in production. With the SK TU4-PNS PROFIsafe interface module, NORD DRIVESYSTEMS provides even greater safety. The optional module meets the most stringent safety requirements, enables flexible integration of various safety components and ensures secure communication in PROFINET environments.

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ROFIsafe is the world's leading and generally used technology for safety applications for production and process automation. With SIL3 and PLe (Performance Level e) Category 4, the fail-safe communication protocol fulfils the most stringent safety requirements. In combination with a safety PLC, the drive electronics reliably communicate via PROFIsafe in PROFINET.

Various safe movement functions can be easily integrated and therefore extend the safety stop functions of the drive units: SLS (Safety Limited Speed), SSR (Safe Speed Range), SDI (Safe Direction), SOS (Safe Operation Stop) and SSM (Safe Speed Monitor). With this, the PROFIsafe module provides comprehensive safety for the reliable operation of plant and machinery.

Safe inputs and outputs, for example for emergency stop switches and light barriers, can be connected to the application with plug connectors. A rotary encoder can be connected to supervise the safe drive function. The module is equipped with two redundantly operating microprocessors and is self-monitoring.

The module is suitable both for control cabinet installation as well as decentralised installation and is available for the NORDAC LINK, NORDAC FLEX and NORDAC PRO inverter series.

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NORD PROVIDES PRODUCT DATA WITH EPLAN

NORD provides product macros as well as technical and electrical device data for its electronic drive components in the EPLAN database.

Technical and electrical product data, as well as product macros for NORD electronic drive components, are now available in the web-based EPLAN data portal and can be used by all members of the portal for their project work.

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PLAN Electric P8 is one of the most important software solutions for CAD projects. EPLAN P8 provides almost unlimited possibilities for project planning, documentation and management of automation projects. EPLAN P8 product macros are available for motor starters and frequency inverters from the NORD series SK135E, SK180E, SK200E and SK500E, as well as for all NORD electronic drive technology accessories. Under the heading “Documentation/Software� on the NORD website, all currently available product macros for EPLAN P8 are also available as free downloads. www.nord.com

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NEW SMART PYROMETERS FOR PLUG & PLAY FACTORY AUTOMATION

The noncontact infrared thermometers feature superior optical resolution and save service costs.

Fluke Process Instruments has launched the Thermalert 4.0 spot pyrometer series for automatic noncontact temperature monitoring between -40 °C and 2,250 °C.

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he series currently comprises 13 models with varied spectral responses, including dedicated sensors for metals, glass, and plastics products. A large choice of optics is available for long and short focal distances. Due to the outstanding ambient temperature range of -20 °C to 85 °C, more measuring points can be set up without cooling accessories and without installing cooling media supplies.

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Accordingly, there is no danger of leakage and contamination of critical processes. The rugged IP65 infrared thermometers exhibit best-in-class repeatabilities, response times, and accuracies. The system software supports remote configuration, monitoring, field calibration, and firmware updates. These functions can significantly lower service costs and time spent on setup and troubleshooting. Plug & play operation further facilitates installation and maintenance. The sensors feature galvanically isolated analog and RS485 interfaces. Up to 32 devices can be connected within an RS485 network. The manufacturer will keep on adding fieldbus and feature options in future.

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Retrofit of existing measuring points has been made as easy as possible. The new sensors can be fitted in fixtures for Endurance, Raytek Thermalert TX, and Raytek XR pyrometers. Adapters are available for use with Ircon Modline 4 and Raytek MM fixtures. www.flukeprocessinstruments.com


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NEW SECO REPLACEABLE-END ROUGHING CUTTERS ADD FLEXIBILITY TO LONG-REACH MILLING

Seco Tools has expanded its popular family of T4-12 helical milling cutters to include five new cutters for economical and versatile roughing and semi-finishing operations. The addition of three metric and two imperial sizes makes Seco’s range of long-reach, replaceable-end tangential helical cutters the industry’s most complete, spanning diameters from 40 mm to 100 mm (2" to 4").

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esigned specifically with aerospace manufacturers in mind, the new long reach cutters with HSK-100A back ends optimize side-milling operations. With replaceable ends, the cutters allow for custom solutions if needed and the capability to replace the first row of pocket seats without replacing the entire system. The cutters excel in applications with sticky materials such as stainless steels and high temperature alloys. The highpositive, free-cutting insert geometries and grades boost tool life, while the tangentially mounted multi-edged inserts enable efficient chip flow and provide stability. MORE INFORMATION

For more information on the entire line of T4-12 long-reach, replaceable-end tangential helical cutters, please visit www.secotools.com

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MINIATURE HIGH-SPEED DATA CONNECTIVITY: FISCHER MINIMAXTM SERIES NOW AVAILABLE WITH AWG24 ETHERNET AND IP68 SEALING DOWN TO 20M/24H

The Fischer Rugged Flash Drive has been adapted to the MiniMax USB 3.0 connector (size 08 – left on the photo) with nine poles.

Fischer Connectors, the global connectivity solution provider of high-performance circular connector and cable assemblies, continues to push the boundaries of technological innovation in rugged miniaturization, high-speed data transmission, and sealing.

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everal new extensions to the ultra-dense Fischer MiniMax™ Series, increasing its usability in many applications, are available as of April 2018:

• High-speed AWG24 Ethernet data transfer • Enhanced IP68 sealing down to 20m/24h • Hexagonal body style • Anthracite coating with <5mΩ panel grounding

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The result of these innovations is exceptional performance in a very small connector, addressing the growing need for higher data transmission in such markets as medical, unmanned vehicles, industrial, instrumentation, and defense – to name only a few.

Providing rugged full-speed AWG24 Ethernet Building on the success of the USB 3.0 contact block introduced last year, Fischer Connectors has released another data-speed focused extension to the company’s high-density miniature Fischer MiniMaxTM Series. The new MiniMax connector in 08 size now gives design engineers the option of integrating rugged connectivity solutions with full-speed Ethernet into their latest creations. This new contact block configuration of eight AWG24 pins in a receptacle of only 12 mm diameter enables fast Ethernet data transmission over longer distances. The new configuration can help move Ethernet connectivity into more rugged environments, protected from the elements with enhanced IP68 ratings. Taking devices deeper Advances in design and production processes have also enabled Fischer Connectors to increase the depth that all Fischer MiniMax™ Series connectors can safely achieve,

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The new Ethernet MiniMax 08 connector: 8 AWG24 pins, hexagonal, anthracite.

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The standard IP68 sealing level of the Fischer MiniMaxTM Series is -20 meters for 24 hours.

3D cross-sectional view of the MiniMax Ethernet 8-pin connector.

providing enhanced reliability for extreme environments. The more stringent IP68 sealing level ensures all MiniMax connectors and cable assembly solutions now go even deeper than ever before – achieving a new standard of 20 meters for 24 hours. This is an exceptional IP rating test for such a small connector, opening new opportunities for the miniaturization of underwater devices. Additional body style and color options The Fischer MiniMaxTM Series receptacles now also come in a hexagonal body style, making integration into small housings easier and more robust. As customers do not need to rely on the flat of the panel cut, they can instead include a hexagonal recess on the backside of the panel in which the receptacle will fit. As for coating, the new standard for the Fischer MiniMaxTM Series now includes an anthracite surface treatment. This coating is similar to the one used on the Fischer UltiMateTM Series, reaching <5 mΩ panel grounding as required in MIL standards while still being non-reflective and stealthy.

Enhanced storage and transportation of data The popular Fischer Rugged Flash Drive – an extremely tough memory stick specially designed for storage and transportation of sensitive data in harsh environments – also offers improved performance with the new MiniMax USB 3.0 connector interface as standard. With nine contacts in optimized positions, it delivers high-speed data transmission and better mobile data storage in a virtually indestructible housing. White paper: • High-Speed Communication Protocols for Ethernet, USB & HDMI: www.fischerconnectors.com/global/en/white-paper-highspeed-communication-protocols-ethernet-usb-hdmi

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Focus on size, weight, and functionality Wim Vanheertum, Director of Product Management at Fischer Connectors, explains: “The MiniMax connector aims to increase the performance of miniature rugged devices, handling more mixed signal and power connections in a unique combination. Our highly-engineered miniature signal & power connectivity solution is ideally suited for

applications where Space, Weight and Power (SWaP) is critical, increasing portability and resisting water, corrosion, vibration, shock and extreme temperatures – for device manufacturers looking for ruggedized, sealed and shielded connectors, with reduced weight and size combined with optimal usability and performance. MiniMax is also a solution to wearable (handheld, body-worn) and mobile equipment challenges, and it provides more functionality in smaller devices, lowering the total cost of ownership.”

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www.fischerconnectors.com/global/en/white-paperincreasing-impact-data-speed-and-miniaturizationrugged-connector-selection • Fischer MiniMaxTM Series – NEW rugged Ethernet & IP68 sealing level: www.fischerconnectors.com/global/en/high-speed-datapower-high-density-miniature-connector • Fischer MiniMaxTM Series – product page: w w w.fischerconnec tors.com/global/en/fischerminimaxtm-series • Fischer Rugged Flash Drive – product page: www.fischerconnectors.com/global/en/products/ruggedflash-drive-0 • Applications: www.fischerconnectors.com/global/en/applications

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MAGNETOSTRICTIVE LINEAR POSITION SENSOR FOR EXPLOSION HAZARD AREAS

Control and shut-off valves are used for oil and gas transmission in refineries and petrochemical plants. The valve position is regulated using the position measuring systems, because they are extremely reliable, especially in very harsh environments. When explosion protection has the highest priority, the new, certified position measuring system BTL7-T500 from Balluff is the right choice.

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ith its many international approvals, such as ATEX and IECex, the BTL7-T500 offers a broad range of applications, high reliability and safe operation in explosion hazard areas of Zone 0 and Zone 1. This means for example it can be used as well for continuous level measurement in refinery tanks. The Profibus interface offers great flexibility. The position measuring system can be quickly adapted, saves time in installation and means rapid diagnostics of possible errors. This shortens commissioning time of systems and maintenance when service calls are needed. A single cable suffices for hookup (BUS-in-out, power).

The non-contact and thereby wear-free magnetostrictive measuring system in the stainless steel housing with IP 67 protection is not only extremely insensitive to contamination, but also shock rated to 100 g. It also withstands vibration up to 12 g. With a resolution of 1Âľm and repeat accuracy of 10Âľm it operates with extreme precision and is also the ideal solution when position and speed measurement needs to be performed simultaneously in a system.

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BTL linear magnetostrictive transducers from Balluff in the rod style and installed in hydraulic cylinders have for decades proven their reliability in the most demanding areas of application. The magnetostrictive operating principle allows it to be installed in hermetically sealed housings. The position information is transmitted without contact via magnetic fields through the housing wall into the interior of the sensor. www.balluff.com

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BRAKE TECHNOLOGY 4.0

mayr® power transmission as the leading manufacturer is already offering reliable safety brakes, which are equipped for the challenges of the forth industrial revolution. Image: mayr® power transmission

Monitoring and controlling brakes intelligently using the new modules by mayr® power transmission.

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onitoring modules of the latest generation, a technologically leading friction system and consistently-observed safety principles – safety brakes by mayr® power transmission are equipped for the challenges of the Industry 4.0. The perfectly-coordinated complete system guarantees the utmost level of operational and functional safety, and increases the productivity of machines and systems through predictive error detection and maintenance. mayr® power transmission presents its brake technology 4.0 at the Hanover Trade Fair 2018.

With Industry 4.0, the Internet of Things and Services enters companies. That’s why mayr® power transmission as the leading manufacturer is already offering reliable safety brakes, which are equipped for the challenges of the forth industrial revolution. Brake technology 4.0 stands for intelligent monitoring modules, by which mayr® power transmission sets new standards. The modules such as the ROBA®-brake-checker and the ROBA®-torqcontrol monitor safety brakes easily and quickly or facilitate the even and smooth deceleration of machines and devices.

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Permanent brake monitoring and predictive maintenance The ROBA®-brake-checker module operates without sensors. Instead, it analyzes current and voltage and recognizes the movement of the armature disk. Thus it knows the condition of the brake. In addition to the switching condition, the module can also deduce the temperature, wear and tension path or tensile force reserve, i.e. whether the magnet still has sufficient force to attract the armature disk. Using the new module, a significantly larger number of processes can be depicted during the monitoring of the safety brakes than was hitherto the case. On reaching the tensile force 25 | Industry Asia Pacific | July 2018

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Brake technology 4.0 by mayr® power transmission stands for monitoring modules of the latest generation: The modules such as the ROBA®-brake-checker or the ROBA®torqcontrol allow permanent brake monitoring and make the safety brakes fit for the challenges of the Industry 4.0. Image: mayr® power transmission

The brake control module ROBA®-SBCplus performs reliable switching time monitoring. It is type-certified by TÜV Süd and can be used up to the highest Performance Level PLe and Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 3. Image: mayr® power transmission

reserve, the ROBA®-brake-checker emits a warning signal, early enough so that a defined operating time of the brake is still possible. Within this time, the machine operator can undertake specific maintenance in coordination with their work process – maintenance with foresight, so to speak. The ROBA®-brake-checker is now available in a design for AC voltage. In addition, another version of the module will also in future take on the supply of the brake, and as a result, replace the rectifier. Switching condition monitoring and brake control are therefore combined in one device.

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Braking movements gently and in a controlled manner For applications, which require braking torque control in addition to status monitoring, mayr® power transmissions provides the braking torque control module ROBA®torqcontrol. It shares the features of the ROBA®-brakechecker and can also change the level of the braking torque in operation through purposeful influencing of current and voltage. As a result, devices and machines can be evenly and gently decelerated. The ROBA®-torqcontrol module permits the development of control loops and brakes movements intelligently – the ideal basis for its use in smart, interconnected machines.

This module has been developed in collaboration with the company Pilz, especially for applications which have to fulfil requirements for the protection of people according to standards regarding functional safety. The ROBA®SBCplus module must reliably interrupt the current in the magnetic coil when the brake is switched off. For this purpose, the module operates with wear-free electronic semi-conductors, and as a result achieves practically unlimited switching frequency and switching reliability. This brake control module performs reliable switching time monitoring. Furthermore, an integrated plausibility check is conducted through the evaluation of the release monitoring signals. The evaluations of the switching states and the return signal therefore permit reliable error diagnostics. This permits creep errors which influence on the switching times, for example increasing wear, to be detected in due time. The reliable ROBA®-SBCplus brake control unit is type-certified by TÜV Süd (Technical Inspectorate, Southern Germany) and can be used up to the highest Performance Level PLe and Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 3.

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LOGIDRIVE - THE EFFICIENT DRIVE SOLUTION FOR INTRALOGISTICS

This LogiDrive unit consists of a two stage bevel gear unit, an IE4 synchronous motor and a NORDAC LINK field distributor.

Entraînements connectés destinés à la production du futur.

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rom 23 to 27 April 2018 NORD DRIVESYSTEMS exhibited its innovative drive solutions for digital factories of the future at the Hannover Fair 2018. These include NORDAC LINK decentralised field distributors, smart drives with Cloud links for predictive maintenance, as well as LogiDrive - the efficient drive solution for intralogistics that offers a reduction of the number of versions. A PROFIsafe interface module ensures even greater safety in production.

The Hannover Fair is the world's leading industrial exhibition. Under the motto “Get new technology first”, this year more than 5000 exhibitors presented their innovations, including the North German drive manufacturer NORD DRIVESYSTEMS. The company also displayed its latest technologies for the logistics industry at the CeMAT exhibition. The components exhibited include the NORDAC LINK series field distributor for applications in modern, networked intralogistics systems. This drive control for flexible close-tothe-motor installation is available as a frequency inverter (up to 7.5 kW) or a motor starter (up to 3 kW) and enables rapid commissioning, simple operation and maintenance. Thanks to an integrated PLC and compatibility with all common bus systems, the freely configurable field distributor can be easily integrated into all modern automation systems. Networked NORD drive units communicate their status data via the control system or directly into a secure Cloud communication. Among other things, this enables predictive maintenance – from conveyor drives up to industrial gear units. Recording of the performance data also enables optimal dimensioning of the system as well

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NEWS The NORDAC LINK series field distribution series for flexible close-to-the-motor installation is available as a frequency inverter or as a motor starter.

With the SK TU4-PNS PROFIsafe interface module, NORD provides even greater safety:

as continuous condition monitoring of the drives. With this, NORD supplies intelligent drive technology for digitalised production in Industry 4.0. With the example of an industrial gear unit application, the company demonstrates possible predictive maintenance solutions especially for this group of products. In addition to intelligent networking in drive technology, and particularly in intralogistics, special economical solutions are also often required which for example can achieve savings through a reduced number of versions. With its LogiDrive systems, NORD provides efficient and maintenance-friendly plug&play technology. This consists of standardised versions with IE4 geared motors at rated powers of up to 5.5 kW, a two-stage helical bevel gear unit and a frequency inverter - a combination that ensures optimisation of processes and costs.

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A further important element in modern production is the functional safety of plant and machinery. With the SK TU4PNS PROFIsafe interface module, NORD provides even greater safety. The optional module meets the most stringent safety requirements, enables flexible integration of various safety components and ensures secure communication in PROFINET environments. www.nord.com

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LEUZE ELECTRONIC IS EXPANDING ITS PORTFOLIO WITH NEW DISTANCE SENSORS

Leuze electronic is expanding its range of distance sensors and is thereby offering its customers a suitable solution for specific applications in pallet warehouses.

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ith the new ODS 110/HT 110 and HRT 25B L distance sensors, Leuze electronic is expanding its series of distance sensors and offers customers an array of different designs with extra large operating ranges and several switching points available. Due to their compact housing size and an operating range of up to 5 meters, they are particularly suited for use in situations with limited installation space.

Such as pallet warehouses or applications in the field of automated material flow for which at least two different switching points are required. In addition to the multidepth compartment occupation check, these include push-through or collision protection in shuttle applications. Furthermore, the new distance sensors are characterized by a high repeatability of 3 mm for good positioning, their extremely high color and surface independence as well as easy commissioning. Models with an analog output and IOLink are also available.

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SIMPLY SAFE

With the RSL 400 PROFIsafe with PROFINET interface, Leuze electronic is presenting a new model of safety laser scanner which can be integrated into industrial networks with ease.

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he new safety laser scanner RSL 400 PROFIsafe with PROFINET interface offers simple integration into industrial networks. In addition to secure communication, this enables easy diagnostics and configuration via central access points. The PROFINET switch is integrated into the removable connection unit. This enables the replacement of a scanner without network interruption, thus increasing system availability. The connection unit has standardized connection technology with M12 connectors.

Thanks to the lateral cable entry, the RSL 400 only needs a short installation height. Alternatively, AIDA-compliant connection models with pushâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;pull connectors for copper and fiber-optic cables are available. The integrated 2-port switch supports PROFINET Conformance Class C and Isochronous Real Time communication (IRT). Consequently, the RSL 400 is suited in particular for use in line and ring topologies, as well as use in star topologies. Furthermore, it allows parallel access of standard and safety PLCs, whereby the data load can be minimized through the safety PLC. www.leuze.com MORE INFORMATION 25 | Industry Asia Pacific | July 2018

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MLC SPG

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Smart Process Gatingâ&#x20AC;? is the name of a new process from Leuze electronic through which muting processes are made more economical, simpler and safer.

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n intralogistics as well as in the automotive and packaging industry, material locks often need to be safeguarded against unauthorized access by means of safety sensors. Previously, muting processes with muting sensors were required in order to clearly identify when transported goods are approaching a protective field and to bridge the passing of these goods through the protective field at the correct moment.

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As a result of the SPG (Smart Process Gating) method developed by Leuze electronic, signal-emitting sensors are no longer needed. Based on the MLC safety light curtains, conveyor systems can thus be made more compact. The risk of misalignment or damage to the sensors is eliminated as is the costs for their maintenance and servicing.

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Furthermore, the purchasing costs, the wiring and risk of manipulation are reduced which increases the availability of the complete safety device. Particularly in the case of typical intralogistics applications, the height of the protective device is entirely dependent on the safety-related requirements. Synchronization beams do not have to be taken into consideration. With SPG, the first muting signal comes from the process control (PLC), while the second muting signal is generated by the protective field itself. Smart Process Gating requires a detailed knowledge of the process so that the necessary SPS control signals are made available in the expected time window. www.leuze.com


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SOFTING INTRODUCES A MOBILE, MULTIPROTOCOL INTERFACE FOR FIELD DEVICE CONFIGURATION

With the introduction of mobiLink on April 1st, 2018, Softing is the first company to offer access to the major process automation protocols HART, Foundation Fieldbus and PROFIBUS PA with one single interface. mobiLink communicates via USB or Bluetooth and is perfectly suited for commissioning and maintenance with handheld host devices.

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ofting’s mobiLink simplifies mobile access to field devices for plant operators, system integrators, device developers and other users in the process industries. In combination with the relevant software, e.g. Softing’s Communication Configurator, it is suitable for configuration, commissioning, diagnostics and monitoring. mobiLink supports FDT Frame Applications and major engineering tools. It allows access to HART and Foundation Fieldbus devices such as transmitters or valves. Access to PROFIBUS PA devices will be possible on July 1st, 2018.

“In the past, customers had to care around an interface for each protocol. Now with mobiLink, Softing is the first company to offer access to three protocols with one single device. Thanks to mobiLink, our customers can access field devices with maximum flexibility and mobility and carry out a large number of configuration tasks,” says Thomas Hilz, Program Marketing Manager at Softing Industrial. mobiLink is battery-operated, extremely robust and suitable for use in explosive areas. It communicates with handheld host devices like smart phones and tablets via Bluetooth and has a USB interface for bench host operation. MORE INFORMATION

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ADEUNIS AND ARC INFORMATIQUE JOIN FORCES TO CREATE A BUILDING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM SOLUTION (BMS) INTEGRATING THE IOT UNIVERSE AT THE GRENOBLE ALPES UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Two recognized player in IoT technologies are integrating their solutions to achieve unprecedented IoT equipment integration with an existing Building Management System (BMS) using LoRaWAN technology at the heart.

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he Grenoble Alpes University Hospital’s technical teams wanted to be able to instrument and control various equipment quickly, inexpensively and without cabling (Ethernet and power). The Grenoble Hospital asked Adeunis and ARC Informatique the question of how to best solve this operational challenge.

In addition, the Hospital expressed the wish to do this with their existing BMS software without adding additional software layers. PcVue supervision published by ARC Informatique, is the BMS in charge of managing two of the Hospital’s sites, the GTB and the GTE site. The first step, of this project consisted of a LoRaWAN radio coverage study of the site. This study, done by the Adeunis team, who are experts in this field, made it possible to identify the best location of the LoRa antenna, to ensure the zones (floors, buildings, parking, etc.) are correctly covered to allow desired positioning of the Adeunis® IoT sensors.

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The LoRaWAN architecture makes it possible to set up a private network, specifically in indoor and deep indoor configurations, while taking advantage of the radio coverage of LoRaWan’s “Long Range” network. Indeed, only one antenna at the top of a building (15th floor) can cover almost all buildings on the site but also reach a second site about 6kms away. The cost of the network infrastructure is therefore very small when compared to a WiFi solution.

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After the preparation and installation of the LoRaWAN infrastructure by the Adeunis team, the Adeunis® “PULSE” IoT sensors were installed to measure water meter readings on numerous external locations of the Grenoble University Hospital. Other sensors detect drifts in temperatures in sensitive locations such as drug storage areas. The integration of the LoRaWan network at the heart of the GTB PcVue solution allows feedback from sensors used with the existing BMS supervision. The “raw” data of the sensor (Temperature, On / Off) is enhanced by the power of PcVue to enrich and treat this data including, creation of threshold, alarms, mimic, curves and archiving.

technologies, are clearly part of a modern and innovative approach. This technological partnership between Adeunis and ARC Informatique will solve many use cases in other sectors such as infrastructure, water, environment or the industry of the future, sectors where these two players have already acquired strong expertise. www.pcvuesolutions.com

Integration of IoT equipment maintenance data is also implemented with monitoring of remaining battery life of sensors and sensor position in the building.

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This project thus provides the operator with significant savings both in commissioning and in operation of the Hospital facilities. Furthermore, the installation of the LoRaWAN infrastructure allows development of many new services through additional sensors integrated with PcVue’s data treatment features. In conclusion, these GTB hybrid solutions, allowing both the control of standard automation equipment and simplified instrumentation thanks to the use of Adeunis® IoT 25 | Industry Asia Pacific | July 2018

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ROBUSTEL MEG5000 WINS RED DOT PRODUCT DESIGN AWARD

Robustelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Modular Edge Computing Gateway Wins Red Dot Product Design Award 2018.

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odular Edge Computing Gateway MEG5000 has received the Red Dot Product Design Award for 2018 in the Communication Technology category.

The Red Dot Design Award is one of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most renowned and respected awards for product design. In 2018, designers and manufacturers from 59 countries submitted more than 6,300 objects to the competition. The strict judging criteria, which include level of innovation, functionality, formal quality, ergonomics and durability, provide a frame of reference which the jurors then complement with their own expertise.

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MEG5000 Modular Edge Computing Gateway for Internet of Things (IoT) features high speed data processing capability. It features three scalable cards, supporting various interfaces on customization to meet changing demands for industrial IoT applications, including sectors like Industrial Automation, Industry 4.0 and Industrial Communication. www.robustel.com

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