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MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC AUTOMATION NEW REGENERATIVE CONVERTER RECYCLES ENERGY AND RETURNS IT TO THE POWER SOURCE

13 KENNAMETAL SIGNS MULTIMILLIONDOLLAR DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT WITH GARDNER DENVER FOR KENNAFLOW VALVE SEATS

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15 YEARS AGO, IDS INTRODUCED THE FIRST INDUSTRIAL CAMERA WITH USB INTERFACE TO THE MARKET

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9  Cv-x series multispectrum: flexibility and ruggedness in visual inspection 10  Smart position sensor 11  New photoelectric sensor for demanding applications 13  Mitsubishi Electric Automation New Regenerative Converter Recycles Energy and Returns it to the Power Source

14  SOURIAU hermetic connectors align expertise with an extensive product range 16  Nelson automotive rebrands as Avistud 18  KDSClick from CONTA-CLIP: Easy-mount cable entry with IP66 ingress protection 19  New TPE and PVC Yellow Sheathed Cables 20  De Dietrich and Neutramiante have developped an innovative solution to treat and recover asbestos waste

22  Berlin company helps remove half a ton of ocean plastic 23  BoxLogix, an experienced material handling integrator, announces the recent partnership with Stephen Cwiak and incorporation of their new division, BoxLogix Parcel

25  Rugged sensors for small-scale process technology - Detect temperatures using direct media contact

26  REDEX Tension Multi Roll Leveler is used on Tinning Line for the First Time in China 30  Kennametal introduces its Mill 4-12KT, the next generation of tangential shoulder milling

32  Kennametal Signs Multimillion-Dollar Distribution Agreement with Gardner Denver for KennaFlow Valve Seats

33  Low-Profile Direct Drive Motor is Newest Innovation from Mitsubishi Electric 34  Mitsubishi Electric Automation Includes HDMI Port Option on GT27 Series of Human Machine Interfaces

35  Extra-Durable HMI Built to Withstand Extreme Conditions Added to Mitsubishi Electric

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36  For longer chain service life: relubricate – and prevent wear 38  Rugged Computer and Production Line Simulation

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42  Tiny camera with useful auto functions available from May

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terms of new nodes – Industrial network market shares 2019 according to HMS

43  15 years ago, IDS introduced the first industrial camera with USB interface to the market 45  an investment of more than 20 million euros 46  Fill Level Management in the Internet of Things 47  BG series of Dunkermotoren matches perfectly with SIMATIC MICRO-DRIVE servo drive system

48  PcVue 12: The open, secure and mobile SCADA/IoT platform! 50  US manufacturers urged to unlock the value in production data 52  New 35ECS Ultra EC Brushless Motor 53  New Inductive Safety Sensor Portfolio from Pepperl+Fuchs 54  The machine tools manufacturer, Cincinnati VR, has chosen Commander ID 300 for its new range of drills

56  SIC Marking continues to grow internationally! 57  How to turn a small and medium-size company into an intermediate-size one in 2 years?

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OFFSHORING, RESHORING, AND STAYING HOME Decades after manufacturers moved their plants to low-cost labor countries, some of the work has started to return. But…will it ever be the same? Offshoring! Anyone of retirement age and beyond might remember the day they first heard that word. Though it was called “industrial relocation” back then, the offshoring movement started picking up steam during the late 60s, when manufacturers in Europe and elsewhere began sending much of their labor-intensive work to China. Western factories continued to close their doors following the demolition of the Berlin Wall in 1989, when Central and Eastern European countries became a much closer and, in many ways, more agreeable version of China. It wasn’t long before India joined the offshoring club, and this time it wasn’t limited to manufacturing. Sometime during the early 90s, researchers in North America predicted that 3 million or more white-collar jobs would move to cities such as Bangalore and Pune, with 500,000 computer scientists and software developers among them. This has all been good news for the countries hosting these jobs. China left behind decades of extreme poverty to become the “factory of the world.” India continues to gain prominence as a leader in information technology, while the former Eastern Bloc countries of Slovakia and Poland are some of the fastest developing in the world. Now it appears that Brazil is next in line as it develops its domestic labor supply and attracts new factories. For those in the countries left behind? The news has been less than rosy. Still, it’s tough to argue with the logic behind offshoring. Lower labor costs are a big part of it, as is a labor force both willing and plentiful. Far less expensive real-estate, proximity to raw materials, fewer regulations, legal and tax benefits…the list goes on.

Reshoring! This word is much newer, and easier on the ears besides—for some, at least. The complex, multivariable equation long used to justify the offshoring of products and services has begun to tilt in the West’s favor. Factories are coming back as their owners and board members grapple with the risks of intellectual property loss. Quality concerns continue to plague many outsourced goods. Rising import taxes, unpredictable and haphazardly applied tariffs, increased transportation costs, protracted design to market cycles, communication roadblocks—these are some of the reasons for the recent reshoring resurgence, but not all. Simply put, manufacturing back home has changed, thanks in large part to the various hardware and software technologies found in this magazine. As automation grows, labor costs become less significant. Industry 4.0 and the digital factory greatly increases manufacturing efficiencies while heightening customer lead-time and quality expectations. The demand for cargo ships filled with widgets that might take months to arrive is gradually being replaced by a call for lower quantity, higher quality, and often bespoke goods, with less emphasis on price. Localization! But not so fast. While all this reshoring might be great news for the countries and companies wondering where to place their new megafactories, the traditional model of manufacturing might be growing obsolete. The digital thread, 3D-printing, lightsout manufacturing, multi-axis “done in one” machining, and increasingly capable composite materials—these are just a few examples of the game-changing technology available today. Add to that the push for sustainability and smaller carbon footprints, met in part by the promise of nimble microfactories that better serve their local communities, and it’s easy to see that our parents’ way of manufacturing may soon be gone forever. And in many ways, that will be a good thing.

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

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his thinking is confirmed by Bruno Kim, Marketing Manager at KEYENCE. “A smart solution may bring several benefits; for example, inspection reliability using such a system undeniably becomes superior to that performed by a human operative,” he says. “After all, automated inspection is not subject to human bias, thus ensuring higher repeatability and process speed. Reduced downtime is also of relevance, thanks largely to an evolution in technology that has increased the ruggedness of inspection instruments to suit harsh environmental conditions on the shop floor. As a result, productivity is enhanced. Time and expenditure reductions also appear on the list of benefits, as much higher productivity means less labour costs.” KEYENCE has great confidence in its vision system for surface inspection. The company has recently released its multi-spectral technology, which includes lighting in several spectrums, in order to obtain the best application stability and contrast. Featuring a method of capture that is unique in the market, clients benefit from a rugged design which provides inspection results free from subjective interpretation bias.

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Measurement reliability, downtime reduction and faster calibration, asset costs and time savings; all these benefits provided by smart sensors are connected in the opinion of Gustavo Takizawa, Application Engineer at HONEYWELL Sensing and IoT Division. “However, I would say that measurement reliability is the key to smart sensor success,” he states. “Once sensor measurements are reliable, the benefits provided imply less maintenance requirements since it is possible to predict system anomalies and, therefore, increase asset [employee] efficiency and, at the same time, reduce costs.” HONEYWELL uses several technologies in its sensors dedicated to the measurement of pressure, humidity, temperature and position, including MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems) and ASIC (Application Specific

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NEWS MARKET OVERVIEW Integrated Circuits), with the objective of collecting data accurately and reliably. The company’s SMART (Superior Measurement. Accurate. Reliable. Thinking.) Position Sensor, for example, is a highly reliable ASIC using an array of integrated circuits to detect magnetic fields (Hall effect sensors) for enhanced object position sensing. According to ROCKWELL AUTOMATION Product Manager, Maurício César Brichesi Filho, the ROI calculation for smart sensor applications will be based on the previous conditions of the equipment/line where they are installed. For example, factors such as downtime caused by equipment failure, reduced product quality and lower OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) all need to be included in the equation. “Smart sensors are capable of reducing maintenance costs by reducing the equipment/line MTTR [Mean Time To Repair],” he says. “They are capable of providing contextualized information of actual field conditions in real time, so the end user is able to make fast and efficient decisions.” The smart sensor technology of ROCKWELL AUTOMATION is implemented by means of three components: advanced diagnostic sensors (IODD Advanced); IO-Link technology to deliver more data to the control system; and the advanced integration of sensors and controllers, a unique feature in the market. INDUSTRY 4.0 AND IoT “With Industry  4.0, the main issue is the potential for establishing communications between the sensor and the information network, plus process automation,” states Kim. “As a particular point of note, we’ve been noticing intense market interest in automatic inspection solutions.” Kim finds it difficult to predict the type of sensor that will command the biggest market share, because that depends on each specific application. “Considering that the market has been looking for inspection automation options, it is possible that sensors related to this kind of application will play a major role from now on,” he says. “Industry  4.0 and the IoT influence and demand very decisive growth in the smart sensor market, since the world needs process optimization, assets and increased profitability,” says Takizawa. “Smart sensors are basically the heart of Industry 4.0 and the IoT; they play a major role in fast, efficient and reliable data acquisition.” Of course, growing competition in worldwide markets calls for technology updates on a yearly basis. “The combined sensor is likely to play a major role in the next few years”, hopes Takizawa. “This kind of sensor is capable of collecting several types of data. An example of a combined sensor is our HumidIcon, which combines temperature and humidity in a single sensor, with a digital output for communication. If a sensor is capable of combining information (pressure, humidity, temperature, position, etc.), equipment space will be more optimized, easing the path from design concept to reality.” MORE INFORMATION

Similarly, Brichesi reiterates that the growth of Industry 4.0 and the IoT is based on the modernization of sensors and actuators. “According to the ISA-95 standard, sensors and actuators are in level 0, and are responsible for providing reliable information to the analytical and management systems,” he says. “If bad quality information is provided, the performance of analytical technologies and ML 25 | Industry USA | July 2019

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[Machine Learning] will be affected.” Brichesi adds that the main applications are in analogic technology (pressure, temperature, distance) which, besides enabling productivity, reduce the cabling costs of field devices. For this reason, Brichesi is convinced that analogue sensors will play a key role, since it is easier to implement this type of sensor than digital counterparts such as distance, colour and condition sensors. FUTURE Which industrial segment will have the greatest demand for smart sensors in the near future is considered, for the time being, a guessing game by Kim. “Even if several companies come up with similar products, the way they are made will be, in most cases, quite distinct,” he states. “I believe that all active players in product manufacture are candidates to drive higher demand for such items. The principle which must be considered is that every product submitted for processing is subject to inspection, to make sure it is within quality parameters”, Kim explains. According to Takizawa, agriculture, energy and medicine will be demanding more and more smart sensors as the technology keeps evolving. “A combine harvester, for example, may use position sensors, IMUs [Inertial Measurement Units], pressure, temperature, speed and current sensors, GPS, and several other types,” he says. “Furthermore, these markets demand real-time monitoring of the data provided by such sensors, so that equipment operators can make fast decisions. The medical and energy markets are those demanding the most up-to-date technologies capable of providing high-accuracy data collection, mainly in healthcare, so that a doctor may analyse data from several patients in real time. Additionally, trending this data will increase system reliability and decrease eventual failures.” Brichesi predicts that the industrial segments set to take most advantage of this technology will be food and beverage, automotive and tire manufacturing, as well as general manufacturing. “These segments already use several sensor types across their industrial facilities that are connected to conventional I/O cards,” he explains. “The lack of information to the user caused by this type of setup creates serious consequences, such as plant shutdowns and decreased operational reliability. However, by applying the latest sensor technology, they will experience a marked increase in production and reliability.” According to a survey carried out by Markets and Markets, an Indian company specializing in quantified market research, the industrial sensor market was valued at €14.24 billion in 2018 and is likely to reach €19.23 billion by 2023, an annual growth rate of 6.16%. The survey points out that this increase is being propelled by growing demand for Industry 4.0 and IoT strategies, by the surging wireless sensor market and the burgeoning demand for industrial robots. Smart sensors are expected to evolve quickly, particularly in size, performance and cost. As a result, the use of smart sensors will become more widespread as the IoT improves and renders important data transmission safer. This progression will lead further industries to adopt smart sensor technology.


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

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

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

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

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SMART POSITION SENSOR

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

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

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

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


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NEW PHOTOELECTRIC SENSOR FOR DEMANDING APPLICATIONS

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

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

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

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MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC AUTOMATION NEW REGENERATIVE CONVERTER RECYCLES ENERGY AND RETURNS IT TO THE POWER SOURCE

The SE rollers from faigle have a new type of damping system.

The FR-XC Series offers a regenerative alternative to dynamic braking.

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itsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. announces the release of the FR-XC Series Multi-functional Regenerative Converter, offering considerable energy savings and system cost reductions as supplemental hardware for Mitsubishi Electric’s FR Series of Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs). Geared towards end users in crane and material handling applications, the regenerated energy from one VFD in a lift application is used by another VFD to drive other motors in the system.

More information about the FR-XC Series is available here: https://us.mitsubishielectric.com/fa/en/products/driveproducts/inverters-freqrol/regenerative-converter/frxc/ frxcoverview us.mitsubishielectric.com

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The energy saving effect presented by the FR-XC Series results in less wiring, smaller enclosures, reduction in power supply capacity, and reduction in facility size by power factor improvements. Used as a replacement to the network of transistors and resistors used in dynamic braking, the FR-XC Series can be used in three different modes of regeneration: dynamic braking regeneration, DC common bus regeneration, and harmonic mitigation (in DC common bus mode only). These modes can be further combined with the FR-XCL, FR-XCB or FR-HAL Series stand-alone reactors, and have different restrictions and applications.

“With the rise in environmental awareness, efficiency standards, and alternative methods for reusable energy, demand for regenerative converters is on the upswing,” said Chris Rhodes, product marketing engineer at Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. “The FR-XC Series offers harmonic suppression and power regeneration in a single solution, lowering energy cost.”

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SOURIAU HERMETIC CONNECTORS ALIGN EXPERTISE WITH AN EXTENSIVE PRODUCT RANGE

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

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

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


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

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

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NELSON AUTOMOTIVE REBRANDS AS AVISTUD

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

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

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

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


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

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KDSCLICK FROM CONTA-CLIP: EASY-MOUNT CABLE ENTRY WITH IP66 INGRESS PROTECTION

Easy to assemble and mount: Cable duct system KDSClick with IP66 ingress protection.

The new IP66 cable entry system KDSClick from CONTA-CLIP allows for quickly feeding open-ended cables or pre-assembled cables into enclosures or through cabinet walls.

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ith sealing elements that fit absolutely tightly, the system ensures DIN EN 62444 compliant strain relief for the cables.

KDSClick is based on just three basic components – frames, inlays and seals – and operates on a simple modular design principle: unlike conventional systems that require the frame to be opened and then screwed closed again to insert the sealing sleeves, CONTA-CLIP has equipped KDSClick with a robust, one-piece plastic frame that is available in four sizes for 4, 6, 8 or 10 seals.

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The one-piece plastic frame allows a fast and simple installation. The foamed gasket ensures IP66 ingress protection even with painted or rough surfaces. Creating frame openings in the desired size is easy using four simple partition, T-shaped, cross and double cross inlays that are inserted with a distinctive click sound. This way, the cable entry system is easily assembled for different cables, wires, tubes and pneumatic or hydraulic lines and also reduces storage costs due to fewer parts.

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In order to accommodate different numbers of wires and various wire diameters, CONTA-CLIP provides more than 80 different seals. They are conically tapered to be easily pushed into the previously inserted inlays from the inside. At the same time, the seals can be easily removed again, e.g. when new or additional wiring is necessary. This ensures comfortable changes to the wiring, even for single cables, without having to disassemble the frame. Single, double or quad seals as well as blind plugs provide maximum flexibility for cable management. The seals feature a wave cut to ensure an assembly-friendly, tightly fitting sheathing of the cable. CONTA-CLIP also offers a round KDSClick version with multipart frames designed for M20 to M63 metric openings. Depending on the size of the cable gland fitting, up to four sealing elements can be inserted. www.contaclipinc.com


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NEW TPE AND PVC YELLOW SHEATHED CABLES

Yellow Sheathed TPE M12 Cordest.

Leuze electronic expands its connectivity horizons by introducing new yellow sheathed TPE and PVC cables, as well as new TPE cables equipped with Smart Core Technology.

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euze electronic expands its cable and connectivity solution offerings with the introduction of seventyfive new yellow sheathed TPE and PVC cables. These cables are perfect for heavy duty industrial and especially automotive related applications – welding robotic cells, ect. With inventory and technical expertise on site at its US headquarters, Leuze electronic presents tailored solutions to an often overlooked but important component of applications.

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Choose from a wide range of M8 and M12 connection and interconnection cordsets, with a variety of lengths and connection head offerings. In addition to these new cables, Leuze electronic will soon release yellow sheathed TPE cables equipped with the innovative Smart Core predicative maintenance technology, rounding out a robust set of standard and specialized cable offerings. www.leuzeusa.com

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DE DIETRICH AND NEUTRAMIANTE HAVE DEVELOPPED AN INNOVATIVE SOLUTION TO TREAT AND RECOVER ASBESTOS WASTE

The NEVADA process (Neutralisation et VAlorisation des DÊchets d’Amiante - neutralization and valorization of asbestos wastes), at the heart of the circular economy, consists in operating a clean eco-industrial process for neutralising and recycling asbestos waste.The Neutramiante Company and the De Dietrich Process Systems Group have come up with a clean, sustainable and cost-effective solution to solve a public health problem that is currently stalled: The irreversible eradication of asbestos waste.

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he two partners, through the implementation of a clean eco-industrial process, follow the recommendations of the European Economic and Social Committee and the European Commission which recommend the search for sustainable technologies for the treatment and inerting of asbestos-containing waste for safe recycling and reuse and up to including the disposal of this asbestos waste in landfills, thus making owners and operators irresponsible.

After years of R&D, Neutramiante has a portfolio of patents with a broad international scope, and has carried out conclusive studies on waste neutralisation and the recovery of co-products. On April 02, 2019, the NEVADA process was also chosen by the jury of the Innovation and Recycling Trophies, aimed at bringing out innovative projects in the service of a circular economy, these trophies are organized by FEDEREC and placed under the High Patronage of Richard FERRAND, President of the French National Assembly The company De Dietrich Process Systems, whose expertise covers the processes conception, design, achievement of key equipment, installation and commissioning of the industrial system has come at a later stage to bring its expertise to industrialize the discovery.

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This non-polluting innovation can be fixed or mobile and aims to provide high-performance solutions in different areas of application and for all types of asbestos waste in four key aspects: • Operators safety, • Functionality of fixed and mobile units including maritime neutralization and recovery of asbestos waste, • Optimization of the physico-chemical neutralization process of asbestos waste and extraction of recoverable products, • Economic and environmental performance of industrial units.

The two partners are now looking for a third, investor and/or stakeholder in the asbestos waste treatment sector, to install a first treatment unit as part of a collaborative project. The teams thus formed will be in charge of implementing a first unit for final disposal of all types of asbestos waste and their recovery downstream, thus eliminating landfill. www.dedietrich.com

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The joint action of the two companies resolutely supports the development of: • An eco-industrial strategy for the viable, competitive, definitive and irreversible disposal of asbestos waste, • The valorization of the inert solid material obtained in depollution products, • The valorisation of the magnesium, material of the future, contained in the liquid solution resulting from the treatment of asbestos.

According to Frédéric Guichard, Business Development Director of the De Dietrich Group , “We are very happy to contribute to the elimination of this public health and environmental problem for the benefit of all and by creating a new innovative eco-industrial sector.”

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BERLIN COMPANY HELPS REMOVE HALF A TON OF OCEAN PLASTIC

Thanks to the efforts of one company from Berlin, there is now half a ton less plastic waste floating in our oceans.

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amily-owned Knick Elektronische Messgeräte has acquired 1,000 recycled bracelets in time for tomorrow’s World Water Day (March 22). With this purchase the company has contributed to the funding of a worldwide clean-up campaign. The bracelets are made and sold by 4Ocean, an US company that plays a leading role in protecting our oceans and that carries out extensive, regular clean-ups through the sale of its bracelets. For every bracelet sold, about 500 g of plastic waste can be removed from oceans and coastlines. With the help of 150 employees and countless volunteers, the company has been able to remove more than 1.8 million kilograms of waste in the past two years.

With the purchase of 1,000 bracelets, Knick has made sure that in future clean-ups about 500 kg of plastic waste can be removed from our oceans and then recycled into new bracelets. Knick CEO and President Marcus Knick says: “The protection of our oceans is very important to me. In our work we try to avoid plastic as much as possible. With our measuring instruments the quality of industrial wastewater can be monitored before it gets back into circulation. But the challenge of protecting our oceans does not there. We can and want to do more. That’s why we support projects that pick up where we leave off – projects such as 4Ocean’s Ocean Plastic Recovery campaign.”

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The bracelets are distributed as giveaways to Knick employees, customers and trade show visitors. www.knick-international.com

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

BOXLOGIX, AN EXPERIENCED MATERIAL HANDLING INTEGRATOR, ANNOUNCES THE RECENT PARTNERSHIP WITH STEPHEN CWIAK AND INCORPORATION OF THEIR NEW DIVISION, BOXLOGIX PARCEL

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he new division headed by Stephen will focus on sortation solutions and sophisticated conveyance systems. “BoxLogix Automation is excited to announce our expansion and partnership with Stephen, his proven work in the Parcel business will open new doors for BoxLogix,” said Corey Anderson, CEO of BoxLogix. Over the past 15 years Stephen held various key positions at Interroll including Engineering Management, GM of Automation, VP of Sales, and ultimately SVP Head of Subsystems. Designing, selling, and implementing conveyor and sortation subsystems was his primary focus. The experience of working with end users and integrators to develop solutions for 90+ crossbelt sorter applications and multiple large conveyor programs for the largest Postal and Parcel organizations in the world provides the foundation to offer a wide range of sortation solutions in today’s market. Stephen’s experience and unique passion for developing solutions allows BoxLogix to venture into new markets and applications. MORE INFORMATION

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MEASUREMENT

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

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

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

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

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MECHANICS

REDEX TENSION MULTI ROLL LEVELER IS USED ON TINNING LINE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN CHINA

Mr. Pascal Vieugué, Managing Director of REDEX and Baosteel representative officially signed the cooperation agreement.

Empowering Baosteel to Expand its International Market Share.

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lectrolytic tinplate (ETP) is one of high-end products by cold rolling and deep processing, a new type of highvalue-added corrosion resistant material. Due to its non-toxicity and excellent corrosion resistance, Electrolytic tinplate has found its wide applications in food packaging, beverage packaging, medical and chemical packaging industries. With the expectation of replacing aluminum packaging gradually, the prospects of this new material is very high.

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From the view of the development trend of the technology, both tin plate products and tin coating are getting thinner. As a result, the production technology is becoming more complex and difficult and has become the high-level production line in the manufacturing field of thin electrolytic tinplate in metallurgical industry.

In addition, canning and printing processes using tinplate sheets as raw material are extremely sensitive to strip shape. The cold rolling process of black steel also produces a considerable amount of internal stress in strip steel, causing tinplate flexures easily when such stress is released during downstream deep processing of shearing. The use of REDEX Tension Multi Roll Leveler eliminate the flatness defects of strip steel in Metallurgy and improve the shape of strip. Therefore, it is common to include a REDEX Tension Multi Roll Leveler in the tinplate production line. It has become one of the benchmarks that measure the technical level of the electrolytic tinplate production line. Collaborating with Redex, Baosteel made breakthrough in mass production With the development of tinplate applications, many domestic steel mills have begun to construct electrolytic tinplating units. Some have even introduced large advanced continuous tinplating units with high output. Baoshan Iron & Steel Co., Ltd. (“Baosteel”) is one of them. Currently, Baosteel has become one of the leading domestic companies in the field of tinplates and double cold reduction

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REDEX PMR 1300 Tension Multi Roll Leveler can be used in modernization of the existing tinplate production line as well as an addition in the new tinplate production line.

(DCR) technology. In order to better meet the production requirement on the flatness of DCR tinplates (the product after rolling process/Annealing/Single or Double Redution SkinPass ), Baosteel planned to upgrade its 1420 cold rolling No. 2 tinplating unit (C217) to one that can produce both SR (Single Reduction) and DR (Double Reduction) tinplated products.

the entire cleaning section to eventually realize fully automated operation and avoid noise pollution;

The C217 unit of Baosteel is reported to have a total production capacity of 180,000 t/a. The unit uses continuous annealing (CA) black steel strip and DCR black steel strip. While the original design of C217 unit did not include a Tension Leveler, it was unable to run mass production. As such, there was an urgent need to add a tension Multi roll leveler to the production line.

This created a great challenge for many vendors. Thanks to its compact REDEX Tension Multi Roll Leveler and experiences of successful applications at large steel mills abroad, the perfect evaluation scores on technology and business practices set REDEX apart from other outstanding vendors.

Because of the tight schedule and the production line having the necessity of running continuously, Baosteel set the bar high in open tendering.

Next, it must upgrade the motors, drives, and other electrical equipment at the same time. It was also required to upgrade

Being the First to REDEX Tension Multi Roll Leveler, its Applications Have Been Proven Worldwide The PMR 1300 used by REDEX on Baosteel's tinning line production Tension Multi Roll Leveler jointly developed by ARCELOR PACKAGING International, IRSID, and REDEX, following the RDI development standards of CECA. MORE INFORMATION

First of all, the vendor needed to provide the tension leveler and supporting equipment that are advanced, reliable, easy to maintain (including front and back tension bridle rollers) to ensure the continuous and stable operation of the units and provide good performance in the cold rolling production line.

Finally, since the tinnings lines of Baosteel were required to run around the clock, the time for equipment delivery, installation and commissioning must be kept as short as possible.

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It took only 8 days for REDEX to install, debug, and put into production nearly half a month ahead of the schedule.

Mr. Jiang Ling, General manager of REDEX (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., said: “This Tension Multi Roll Leveler is specially designed for very thin and hard steel strip with very limited residual elongation. It integrates our proprietary mechanical drive system and strip steel elongation control system, offering higher precision of strip steel elongation and tension without the risk of breaking the strip steel. In addition to modernizing an existing tinning line, it can be integrated into a new tinning line, ideal for materials in DWI, SR, and DR material grades with better effect on wave, coil set, crossbow, bending, micro buckle, and internal stress, etc.

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It is worth to mention that the unit adopts the high quality innovative multi-roller compact design. The overall assembly and installation precision is below 0.02 mm. It also provides closed-loop intermesh gap control and closed-loop crown adjustment control, applicable to any strip steel. It can carry out reliable permanent setting of various thickness to ensure an advanced flexible Tension Multi Roll Leveler process with high efficiency and low energy consumption. The Tension Multi Roll Leveler effect can be increased by 50 %.” The unique features and advantages of REDEX Tension Multi Roll Leveler has extensively been proven in a long term in applications at large steel mills such as ArcelorMittal, U.S. Steel, ThyssenKrupp, Tata Steel, POSCO, CSN…

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Easy and fast installation. REDEX Tension Multi Roll Leveler result exceeds expectation Since the tinning’s lines are required to run around the clock, the time for equipment delivery, installation and commissioning must be minimized. “At this point, our strengths were fully reflected. Under normal circumstances, the installation and commissioning would take two to three weeks. Our product was preassembled in the factory prior to delivery, requiring no onsite assembly. To ensure a successful acceptance, we also sent three French engineers to the work site. As the result, it took only 8 days to complete the entire process of installation, commissioning and production nearly half a month ahead of the schedule, Mr. Jiang Ling added, “Baosteel held very high standard for acceptance. They ran all products once before reviewing for acceptance.” On the other hand, the feedbacks from Baosteel after two years of using the REDEX Tension Multi Roll Leveler indicate that: the improvement of strip shape performance (especially DR plate) is obvious; secondly, the operating speed is very stable with good coating result; the stable and failure free operation ensures the 7/24continuous production. In addition, the values fully meet the assessment for continuous production (e.g. the wave IU is improved from 100 to 4 and the longitudinal C-warp is reduced from


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It was the first time for REDEX to work with Yaskawa Electric Corporation, a Japanese funded company to complete the modification of Baosteel 1420 cold rolling No. 2 tinplating units (C217) and eventually realize the full automation of the operation.

the previous 50 mm-15 mm to the current 20 mm-10 mm), showing clearly technological advantages. Establishing the New Standard in the Industry. Empowering the Steel Manufacturers to Expand Their International Presence According to Mr. Jiang, for the past 5 years, REDEX Tension Multi Roll Leveler has dominated the tinplating application market with No. 1 market share. The cooperation with Baosteel allows REDEX Tension Multi Roll Leveler to be used on the tinplating production line in China for the first time. It has helped Baosteel in solving the mass production issue of their tinning line and set a new benchmark for industry development.

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With the growing domestic demand for high-end food packaging, beverage, packaging, medical and chemical packaging, the tin plating production line is deemed to gradually take over the place of the traditional aluminum lines. When the time comes, suppliers with the technologies of advanced tinplating units and supporting equipment such as REDEX Tension Multi Roll Leveler will be one step ahead in the international market competition and in a position to pursue for further development.

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MECHANICS

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

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

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

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

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Mill 4-12KT has tangentially mounted inserts with four cutting edges per insert for reduced tooling costs. Seven corner radii from 0.016” (0.4 mm) to 0.122” (3.1 mm) are available, along with coolant-through, medium and coarse pitch cutter bodies 2” (50mm) to 8” (200mm) in diameter. With an axial depth of cut range from 0.019” to 0.472” (0.5 to 12mm), Mill 4-12KT covers most shoulder milling applications. 25 | Industry USA | July 2019

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


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The innovative triangular-shaped margin provides cutting edges with exceptional strength. Mill 4-12KT cutter bodies are available in medium and coarse pitch.

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KENNAMETAL SIGNS MULTIMILLION-DOLLAR DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT WITH GARDNER DENVER FOR KENNAFLOW VALVE SEATS

Kennametal has signed a distribution agreement with Gardner Denver for KennaFlow valve seats. Solid tungsten carbide KennaFlow seats (shown here) deliver up to ten times the life of steel seats.

Highlights • Under the agreement, Gardner Denver becomes an authorized distributor of Kennametal’s innovative, longlasting seats for hydraulic fracturing operations. • Solid tungsten carbide KennaFlow valve seats deliver up to ten times the life of steel seats–reducing downtime costs and safety risks associated with change-outs.

“At Gardner Denver, we’re in the business of delivering solutions that help solve our customers’ biggest operational challenges,” said Greg Hash, Vice President of Engineering, Gardner Denver Pumps. “Longer wear KennaFlow seats are a huge leap forward in flow technology for fracking, and we’re proud to partner with Kennametal to bring these to the oil and gas market.”

Kennametal Inc. (NYSE: KMT), a global leader in material science, tooling and wear-resistant solutions, announced today that it has signed a multimillion-dollar distribution agreement for its KennaFlow valve seats with Gardner Denver, a leading global provider of industrial equipment and related parts and services to oil and gas and other markets. Under the agreement, announced at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston, Texas, Gardner Denver becomes a Kennametal authorized distributor of KennaFlow long-lasting, solid tungsten carbide seats for fracturing pumps.

Valves and seats are mission critical components in hydraulic fracturing pumps. As the intensity of frac service increases and the timing between stages decreases, there is growing demand for components that provide superior abrasion resistance and longer life. KennaFlow seats achieve operating life of up to 1100 hours compared to traditional steel seat operating life of approximately 100 hours, reducing expensive downtime due to change-outs. KennaFlow seats feature a full open seat design, improved geometry and optimized dimensions to better meet industry needs.

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“We know that downtime in the field is expensive to our customers, so we engineered KennaFlow seats to deliver up to ten times the component life of steel seats,” said Ron Port, Vice President, Kennametal Inc. and President, Infrastructure Business Segment. “It’s game-changing technology, and we’re pleased to partner with Gardner Denver to bring Kennametal innovation to our global customers.”

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Kennametal has been serving customers in the upstream oil and gas sector for over 40 years with innovative solutions for downhole tools, drilling components, flow control, metalworking tooling and other surface products. www.kennametal.com


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LOW-PROFILE DIRECT DRIVE MOTOR IS NEWEST INNOVATION FROM MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC

New Motor Provides Direct Control with Accuracy of a Servo Motor.

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achine designers and end users looking for direct control of a load without traditional transmission components will be interested in the new LowProfile Direct Drive Motors (TM-RG2M / TM-RU2M) from Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. Built with speed and precision in mind, it provides a smaller footprint and allows for more compact, efficient, and precise machines than those typically built using rotary servo motors. Applications that are well suited for the new motor include coating and vapor deposition systems, index tables, tool changers, rotary material handling robots, and rotary axis on XYθ inspection positioning systems.

The new direct-drive motor allows users to reduce installation space, while combining direct control with the

“The TM-RG2M / TM-RU2M Low-Profile Direct Drive Motor reduces the complexity of traditional mechanical power transmission systems which increases the machine efficiency and reduces downtime/maintenance by eliminating mechanical components,” said Dan Zachacki, Senior Product Marketing Engineer at Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. “It provides customers with the all advantages of a servo motor in a compact package that is capable of supporting and driving a load directly.” Additional information on the TM-RG2M / TM-RU2M Low-Profile Direct Drive Motor is available at https:// us.mitsubishielectric.com/fa/en/products/drive-products/ ac-servos-melservo/melservo-j4/direct-drive-motor/j4ddm

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Unlike rotary servo motors that are coupled to a load with a mechanical transmission such as a gear, coupling, or belt, the TM-RG2M / TM-RU2M Low-Profile Direct Drive Motor is coupled directly to a load, resulting in greater positioning accuracy, reduced energy use and less maintenance. It is ideal for use in industries such as semiconductor / LCD manufacturing, machine tool, material handling and inspection.

accuracy of a servo motor. It also allows for flexibility when sizing by allowing for compatibility with larger-capacity servo amplifiers such as Mitsubishi Electric’s MR-J4-40B (-RJ) with the TM-RG2M/TM-RU2M 004E30 to further increase torque. It features two installation methods – flange type with pilot and table type with positioning pinholes.

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MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC AUTOMATION INCLUDES HDMI PORT OPTION ON GT27 SERIES OF HUMAN MACHINE INTERFACES

Users just need an HDMI cable to project information onto TV monitors

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itsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. announces that its GT27 Series of human-machine interfaces (HMI) now includes the option for an HDMI port, allowing users to skip the time and cost of setting up a PC to accomplish the same feat. Production managers and maintenance personnel can benefit from seeing what the machine operator sees on a large public screen, allowing them to respond faster to required actions.

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Mitsubishi Electric’s GT27 Series of HMIs includes a robust selection of functions and features such as gesture operations, remote connectivity, human sensors, and two USB ports. The addition of an HDMI port allows easy addition of visualization and communication equipment to a factory floor when multiple people need to see information as it is it displayed on the HMI.

“An HDMI port is not a common feature among HMIs in the marketplace,” said Lee Cheung, product marketing engineer at Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. “Most HMIs require a PC in order to project the HMI contents on a larger screen. But with the GT27 Series, all you need is a cable.” Any manufacturing or processing facility can benefit from displaying machine data in a space where it can be seen by additional employees. Those in the automotive industry may find it particularly useful by incorporating it into their Andon system to visualize what is happening on their manufacturing floor. Additional information about the features of the GT27 Series of HMIs is available at https://us.mitsubishielectric.com/fa/ en/products/visualization/human-machine-interfaceshmis-got/got2000-series us.mitsubishielectric.com

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EXTRA-DURABLE HMI BUILT TO WITHSTAND EXTREME CONDITIONS ADDED TO MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC AUTOMATION’S EXTENSIVE HMI LINEUP

The GT25 Rugged Series HMI is suited for outdoor use where equipment damage is a significant risk.

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achine designers and end-users in outdoor industries or where exposure to harsh elements is inevitable will be interested in the new GT25 Rugged human machine interface (HMI) from Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. Reinforced with metal housing and equipped with an extra bright screen visible under direct sunlight, this interface is engineered for environments that would damage or destroy more vulnerable HMIs.

“Most HMIs are not viable in outdoor, exposed environments,” said Lee Cheung, product marketing engineer at Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. “The GT25 Rugged presents an opportunity to improve machines and systems that typically do not have a specialized HMI built for them.” Additional information on the GT25 Rugged is available at https://us.mitsubishielectric.com/fa/en/products/ visualization/human-machine-interfaces-hmis-got/ got2000-series MORE INFORMATION

The GT25 Rugged can function at temperatures between -5 and 150° F (-20 to 65° C) and is resistant to vibration and shock. The metal housing also protects the internal components from direct blasts from high-pressure water jets and UV rays. This makes it an ideal choice as a monitor screen or control panel for applications that require outside installation, or risk exposure to harsh environments and procedures, such as automated parking systems, power conditioners, electric car charging stations, heavy machinery and food processing systems that use pressurized jets to clean equipment.

The sturdy hardware offers the same functions and capabilities found on the broader GT25 Series of HMIs, such as a flexible configuration, a convenient maintenance platform, remote connectivity, expanded memory (32MB ROM for storage; 128MB RAM for operation) and device monitoring functions.

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FOR LONGER CHAIN SERVICE LIFE: RELUBRICATE – AND PREVENT WEAR

The right relubrication for extended chain life.

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

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

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

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

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iwis antriebssysteme and its engineers are at your service with help and advice on chain maintenance and lubrication. Now important information on the correct use of lubricants is also available for download in the iwis flyer “Lubrication solutions” (https://www.iwis.com/as-flyer/lubrication/iwislubrication-solutions.pdf), which contains checklists with possible warning signs, tips on optimum lubricant dosage, preparing chains for lubrication, applying lubricants and selecting the ideal lubrication point, and recommendations 25 | Industry USA | July 2019

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

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RUGGED COMPUTER AND PRODUCTION LINE SIMULATION

DFI realized Smart Manufacturing in COMPUTEX 2019

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

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Simulation of AIoT smart manufacturing For conventional factories characterized by undesirable work environment, outdated equipment and poor production efficiency that pose concerns about quality and safety, artificial intelligence presents a viable solution. In the AIoT section, DFI has been simulating an actual production line using its industrial-grade solutions to present to visitors how environmental data is gathered through a sensor network, how data is processed through edge computing for real-time response, how machines can be used to perform visual inspections at the end of the production line, and how HMI can be incorporated to visualize information and for production line control. According to DFI, the future of smart factory will progress towards AIoT, which involves an integration of “AI,”“IoT” and 25 | Industry USA | July 2019

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Anders Hansson, Chief Marketing Officer, HMS Industrial Networks.

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

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

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

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Continued growth for industrial Ethernet Last year, HMS concluded that Industrial Ethernet had surpassed traditional fieldbuses for the first time, and this development continues in 2019. With a steady growth rate of 20% (22), industrial Ethernet now makes up for 59% of the global market (compared to 52% last year). EtherNet/ IP is the largest industrial Ethernet network with 15% of the market, but PROFINET has almost closed the gap and is now at 14%. Ethernet runners-up globally are EtherCAT at 7%, Ethernet POWERLINK at 5%, and Modbus-TCP at 4% all of which are showing stable growth. Fieldbuses are declining For the first time ever, fieldbuses are declining by -5% (compared to a 6% growth last year), now accounting for 25 | Industry USA | July 2019

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Market shares 2019 according to HMS Networks – fieldbus, industrial Ethernet and wireless.

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

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

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

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

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

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TINY CAMERA WITH USEFUL AUTO FUNCTIONS AVAILABLE FROM MAY

The uEye XS USB camera delivers consistently sharp images thanks to autofocus.

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iny body, immense potential: weighing only 12 grams and with extremely compact dimensions of 26.5 x 23 x 21.5 mm, the latest uEye XS camera from IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH finds its place everywhere. Its fast autofocus is a special highlight among the numerous auto functions. It delivers consistently sharp images starting from distances of only 10 cm. The 5 MP industrial camera will be available from May 2019.

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The new UI-1007XS replaces the previous UI-1005XS model but retains similar performance, appearance and functionality. The USB 2.0 camera has a robust magnesium housing and stands out due to its light weight, compact size and many practical automatic functions.

Maike Strecker, uEye Product Manager, explains: “The XS combines the simplicity of a consumer camera with the application capabilities of an industrial camera. Thanks to its 5 megapixel OmniVision CMOS sensor and helpful functions such as automatic white balance, automatic exposure and autofocus, the camera delivers excellent images even in difficult lighting conditions.� In JPEG mode, the model delivers 15 frames per second and up to 30 fps at reduced resolution. In addition, eight freely selectable and easily switchable image formats from VGA to 5 MP are available. In combination with the integrated JPEG compression, the mini camera is also suitable for video streaming with 720p (HD-ready) or 1080p (Full HD). It can therefore be used in a variety of ways, for example in medical or security technology, in transport and logistics or as a component for kiosk systems. Further information: https://en.ids-imaging.com/xs-home.html

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15 YEARS AGO, IDS INTRODUCED THE FIRST INDUSTRIAL CAMERA WITH USB INTERFACE TO THE MARKET

uEye: the first industrial camera with USB interface from 2004.

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n April 2004, the first industrial camera with a USB interface from IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH came onto the market. This makes IDS one of the pioneers of the use of this technology for high-performance digital cameras. The interface, which was already widely used in the consumer sector, was not considered suitable for industrial use at the time. Today – after 15 years – USB is firmly established in the industrial environment, too.

“Our decision to use USB was initially smirked at,” recalls company founder Jürgen Hartmann. “But we made the interface suitable for industrial use. USB is very strongly driven by the consumer market and therefore the ideal solution to develop cost effective yet powerful camera applications.” Within one year, IDS successfully completed the transition from the development of analogue frame grabbers to digital industrial cameras. In the meantime, the interface, already in its third generation, has become an integral part of the market – as has IDS. With well over one million cameras sold, the company is now one of the market leaders in the industrial camera sector.

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The product portfolio has expanded significantly compared to 2004. The product range now includes over 600 models with USB 2.0, 3.0 and 3.1 Gen1 interfaces. Currently, the vision app-based industrial cameras IDS NXT with artificial intelligence provide groundbreaking developments and additional benefits for their users. www.ids-imaging.com

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UEYE CP CAMERA FAMILY TO BE EXPANDED

uEye CP camera family to be expanded.

New industrial cameras from IDS: IMX226 sensor offers excellent image quality.

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DS has integrated the high-resolution 12 MP IMX226 rolling shutter sensor into the uEye CP camera family, giving increased resolution, speed and sensitivity. The new models are available with the established GigE or USB3 interfaces and will be available from May 2019. Thanks to the BSI (“back-side-illumination”) technology of the SONY STARVIS series of sensors, the IMX226 is perfect for tasks that require optimal results even in low light conditions. It delivers extremely low-noise images and is therefore ideally suited for applications in areas such as microscopy, medicine, logistics and traffic monitoring.

With a sensor size of 1/1.7", the uEye CP cameras, which are only 29 x 29 x 29 mm in size, also allow for a very large selection of cost-effective lenses. The sensor will be available in either color or monochrome. Thanks to the unique IDS software suite, users can also experience practical “plug & play” with these cameras: the models are automatically recognized in the system and are immediately ready for use. The uEye CP cameras at a glance: • USB 3.0 and GigE interface • 12 MP CMOS sensor from the Sony STARVIS series • 4000 x 3000 px, pixel size 1.85 μm • Particularly light-sensitive and low-noise

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AN INVESTMENT OF MORE THAN 20 MILLION EUROS

The SGD Pharma group and its shareholder JIC, announce an investment of more than 20 million euros to rebuild the furnace and modernize the century-old Sucy-en-Brie site. The Sucy-en-Brie factory, 400 employees, has been dedicated to producing pharmaceutical bottles since 1917.

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he factory supplies syrups, droppers, tablets, injectable and infusion bottles to over 450 customers around the world and cover the following therapeutic areas: oral and parenteral antibiotics, parenteral nutrition, respiratory illness, pain-relievers, anesthetics, and OTC. Every year, 80,000 tons of Type II & III flint and amber molded glass bottles are produced there, making this factory one of the biggest players in the European health care industry. Its 41,000 m² surface includes ISO 8 clean rooms, two furnaces, and 8 production lines. The factory is ISO 15378 & 50001 certified.

Benefits for customers: An improvement in the industrial performance of the site delivering superior quality, increased production flexibility, and greater adaptation to market needs. The work, scheduled to begin in the summer of 2020, will take two months, during which SGD Pharma will rely on its other production sites to fulfill orders. SGD Pharma continually strengthens its operational excellence to provide quality products, reliable service to its customers and ensure patient safety. www.sgd-pharma.com

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A major investment for the group After 12 years of operation, one furnace will be completely rebuilt, enlarged, and elevated to the same level as the second one. This work, which will require a change in the building’s superstructure, will allow a more economical operation with a 10% reduction in energy consumption as well as a reduced environmental footprint with a 10% decrease in emissions into the environment.

The production lines will all be modernized with the latest technologies. Finally, newly acquired inspection line and control equipment will improve the detection of anomalies.

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FILL LEVEL MANAGEMENT IN THE INTERNET OF THINGS

IoT-Sensor WILSEN.sonic.level.

Pepperl+Fuchs presents a level sensor, which transmits its data to a secure remote station in the industrial Internet of Things. The IoT sensor WILSEN.sonic.level is bundled into a starter package with the WILSEN. service and a business data platform, making it easier to gain an introduction to the technology. This allows users to more quickly determine the value of the IoT system for their own company.

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he industrial Internet of Things connects the virtual world of information technology with the real world of machine and plant engineering and opens up new possibilities for process automation. With the help of radio sensors that transmit their data to the Internet, it is also possible to control assets that are either widely distributed or seem impossible to connect due to their mobility.

Pepperl+Fuchs has compiled an entry-level starter kit that includes all of the components required to form a working IoT system. This time-limited, fixed-cost package allows interested parties to get started with the Internet of Things even without prior knowledge, so that they can gather experience in their own process environment as quickly as possible.

With the WILSEN.sonic.level, Pepperl+Fuchs presents an ultrasonic wireless sensor for monitoring fill levels in mobile containers, tanks, and silos. In addition, the battery-operated device determines the geolocation of the container and transmits the collected data via a GSM or LoRaWAN connection to a defined collection point on the Internet. The WILSEN.service not only ensures the secure exchange of data, but also allows centralized management of all IoT sensors in the field. In turn, software systems and data platforms for business data processing can be connected to the service.

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BG SERIES OF DUNKERMOTOREN MATCHES PERFECTLY WITH SIMATIC MICRODRIVE SERVO DRIVE SYSTEM

With the brushless DC motors (24 to 48 volts) of the series BG 45, BG 65(S), BG 75 and BG 95, Dunkermotoren has been the market leader in the 20-1100 Watt power range for years. As part of a product partnership with Siemens, the motors are now also available in specific versions compatible with the new SIMATIC MICRO-DRIVE servo drive system.

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he simple integration of the SIMATIC MICRO-DRIVE servo drive system into the SIMATIC world significantly shortens the engineering time. The integration into Siemens automation technology is possible via the TIA portal and simplifies commissioning and service. Communication takes place via PROFINET IRT with PROFIsafe and PROFIdrive profiles. The new Safety Integrated Function SLT (Safely Limited Torque) ensures a limited torque by monitoring the motor current during operation.

Further information can be found in the product flyer: https://www.dunkermotoren.com/fileadmin/files/ downloads/Produktkataloge/Simatic_Micro_Drive_Web. pdf www.dunkermotoren.com

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Smart components in the motor, together with a patented data transmission system, set the controller to a preset state after it is connected to the motor. Cumbersome drive tuning and parameterization of the controller control loops are a thing of the past.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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User interfaces and Configuration tools PcVue 12 is continuously improved user-centric features for improved productivity of both developers and end-users. To initialize a new project in a blink of an eye, the Quickstart application comes with 3 new styles – Industry, Web, and Dashboard – each with light and dark skins, and multiple colored themes. 25 | Industry USA | July 2019

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US MANUFACTURERS URGED TO UNLOCK THE VALUE IN PRODUCTION DATA

American manufacturers have been urged to unlock the value in their production data and learn from the historical knowledge embedded in their organizations.

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peaking at the recent American Manufacturing Summit in Chicago, Frans Cronje, Managing Director and CoFounder of DataProphet, a specialist in developing artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for the manufacturing sector, warned C-Suite executives from some of America’s largest companies that, with the unprecedented amount of data coming off the line, there is an urgent need to augment human analysis with AI, separating the data that can provide real value.

He commented: “Within the process control environment there is a huge amount of data coming off the line – too much for any one person to analyze. There is a real danger that operators are being blinded by a blizzard of information and are missing real opportunities for process and quality improvement. My message to manufacturers is that there is a large amount of value in your data and it does not require large capital investment to begin to extract it.” He continued: “Manufacturing is complex and hard to control, and existing technologies often fail at preempting production glitches and fail to spot the changing conditions that can impact quality. Each process step can have hundreds of variables that affect the quality of the output and operational effectiveness. Even the skilled experts lose control of their process.” Mr Cronje said that with traditional statistical process control software, control limits are programmed by human experts and often fail to capture the complex interactions between all process variables. As a result, there is significant variability in plant performance and production quality that human experts cannot explain.

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The solution, says Mr Cronje, is to use AI to find complex patterns in datasets and develop distinct operating paradigms for the production facility. Crucially, modern AI systems, such as DataProphet’s OMNI product, an AI solution to reduce the cost of non-quality for heavy industries, which can then produce control plans that bring production into a stable and optimized state – developing a path from the current plant state to the optimal state.

those who have influenced the plant in the past. We need to institutionalize those years of operational experience for the benefit of the manufacturer’s current and future workforce – not lose them.” https://dataprophet.com/

He continued: “All of this is possible, using cutting-edge machine learning techniques, which allow OMNI to understand the effect that a small change in an arbitrary process step will have on all downstream process steps. Process steps are no longer operated and controlled in isolation and for each prescribed change, OMNI can quantify the expected magnitude of its effect on production.

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Crucially, Mr Cronje says that AI is delivering real ROI for heavy manufacturers. “We are seeing incredible results, such as a large foundry that has reduced internal and external scrap by more than $1 million per annum and an automotive bodyshop has reduced stud and spot-welding faults by more than 50 per cent.” Mr Cronje also encouraged American manufacturers to learn from historical manufacturing data and not just assume that historical data has no value. “We need to learn from historical data, from PLCs and even old logbooks, to exploit the collective knowledge and experience of all 25 | Industry USA | July 2019

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NEW 35ECS ULTRA EC BRUSHLESS MOTOR

Ultra High Speed in a Compact Package.

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

reliability of a device without compromising on power and machine throughput and saving energy. The new 35ECSs are an ideal choice for applications such as battery-operated hand tools (industrial tightening devices or drills), factory automation equipment (large fans or vacuum pumps), and also for applications where there are constraints on diameter.

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

The new 35ECS motors feature a laser welded front flange to ensure the strongest housing to sustain high torque reaction. A temperature probe on the coil head ensures an optimized control of motor performances in heavy duty applications. These motors are offered with hall sensors and a total of 6 different coils to match your speed and voltage requirements. Upon request, Portescap can also provide options for customization including gearboxes, encoders, coil variations and mechanical interface modifications.

The 35ECS motors can be adapted in most applications, including industrial applications, enhancing the life and

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Portescap is globally ISO 9001:2015 certified and our production site in India is also ISO 13485, ISO 14001:2015 and OHSAS 18001:2015 certified.


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NEW INDUCTIVE SAFETY SENSOR PORTFOLIO FROM PEPPERL+FUCHS

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

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

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

These safety proximity sensors do not require a special coded target and can therefore be used with standard metal actuators. The sensors from Pepperl+Fuchs have no blind zone and can therefore be mounted easily and without any additional adjustment. The sensors are equipped with standardized OSSD outputs (Output Signal Switching Device) for signals and diagnostics that can be connected to a safety module or a corresponding control panel. The inductive safety sensors from Pepperl+Fuchs have very high characteristic safety values due to the electronics used. As a result, the regular functional inspections are required significantly less often, and integration into the safety loop is notably more straightforward. MORE INFORMATION

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THE MACHINE TOOLS MANUFACTURER, CINCINNATI VR, HAS CHOSEN COMMANDER ID 300 FOR ITS NEW RANGE OF DRILLS

Pursuing its constant innovation approach aimed at making its machines increasingly ergonomic and automated, Cincinnati VR has chosen to equip its new pillar drill-thread cutter with a new integrated variable speed motor, the Commander ID300 from Leroy-Somer. This drive solution enables adaptation of the spindle rotation speed according to the material being worked, for a better-quality machining result.

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historic client of Leroy-Somer, Cincinnati VR, the renowned drills specialist, is also an established player in machining centre maintenance. Installed on its historic site of Chambost-Allières in the Beaujolais hills, the company has strong development potential for a widelyused product: the drill. Thanks to its innovation potential and its dynamism, the company enjoys undeniable success in this extremely competitive sector.

Conscious of the problems of duress linked to the use of conventional machine tools, the company focuses its efforts into research and development to design products that address this issue. In line with this approach, some 10 years previously Cincinnati VR launched its N320 VDA pillar drill with the objective of eliminating repetitive strain injury by relieving the operator of repetitive and stressful gestures. Hence, the downward movement of the spindle is totally controlled by a digital shaft composed of a Leroy-Somer solution (Mb series servo-gearbox controlled by a DIGITAX servodrive) and a GUI for adjusting the movement settings and featuring various user-friendly aids for the operator. Available in several versions, this machine won a number of international awards at major industrial trade fairs. With its brand-new generation P23V CTCE, Cincinnati VR proposes a smart drill that adapts its spindle speed according to the worked material, for both drilling and thread-cutting.

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If needed, the tapping return can be made faster to optimise the cycle time. However, in certain materials that require very finely-pitched tapped threads, the tapping return can be executed more slowly, for a better-quality machining result. Covering a range of 80 to 6500 RPM, the spindle is equipped with electronic variation courtesy of the Commander ID300, the latest-generation integrated drive for the IMfinity® motors from Leroy-Somer. A decentralised system, the speed drive assembly offers dynamic high performance and high efficiency.

“These benefits make the Commander ID300 an ideal 'allin-one' speed drive solution for our new P23 CTCE range, offering unprecedented ease-of-use and productivity gains.” “We have already delivered several pre-series machines to customers,” adds Guy Vincent, Sales Director, “and the reception they've had would suggest at least as great a level of success as the previous generation.” www.nidecautomation.com

Extremely robust, Commander ID300 guarantees ease of use, implementation and operation. Equipped with advanced features, it offers a wide choice of options and adaptations for maximum flexibility.

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“As well as these advantages, we were first struck by the extreme compactness of the Commander ID300 enabling perfect integration in our new drill,” explains Patrice Rivier, Technical Director at Cincinnati. “We were then won over by its peerless low-speed torque performance, its capacity to manage the on-board PLC programming in compliance with standard IEC 61131-3 motion, the Modbus RTU connection and its compatibility with the main GUI brands.”

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SIC MARKING CONTINUES TO GROW INTERNATIONALLY!

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

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

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

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

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In over 40 years, Zaniboni has succeeded not only in establishing itself as a reference in Italy and internationally, but also in establishing strategic partnerships with international groups such as SKF, for which it has delivered several hundred solutions around the world. New ambitions in Italy (and elsewhere!) “We are very satisfied with this new acquisition in Italy. It will allow us to strengthen our position not only in Italy, where we will now have around thirty people, but also in several key accounts and internationally. I must say that we were very impressed by the Zaniboni teams’ know-how. They are 25 | Industry USA | July 2019

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

Jean Manuel PAUCHET, Sic Marking General Manager.

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

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

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

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

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

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Industry USA | 25 - July 2019  

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

Industry USA | 25 - July 2019  

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