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RFID pressure testing The Stauff PT-RF series of pressure transmitters is an alternative solution for universal pressure measurements in fluid technology application. It provides benefits for system operators, maintenance personnel, repair technicians and original equipment manufacturers as it requires neither an internal nor an external power supply, is completely maintenance-free and the recording process is automated — minimising the possibility of human error. The PT-RF wireless pressure tester has been developed to be integrated into fluid technology plants (permanently or temporarily) to measure and record pressure and temperature data using appropriate tube connection adaptors. The energy required for a measurement is transferred to the pressure transmitter via the antenna of the PT-RF reading device using wireless RFID technology. A maximum distance of only 1.5 cm is required from the antenna to the tip of the PT-RF transmitter for the duration of the measurement. The PT-RF transmitter is activated by the press of a button (the measured value is determined within 0.5 s) and the data is transmitted immediately to the PT-RF reader (together with additional relevant information), displayed on the screen and recorded. The software included with the unit allows subsequent evaluation and further processing of the measurement results previously transmitted to the PC or notebook via the USB interface. This substantially facilitates and speeds up the process of determining pressure values without any risk of introducing contamination into the system. STAUFF Corporation Pty Ltd www.stauff.com

Redundant ring ethernet switch Red Lion’s Sixnet series of Real-Time Ring unmanaged switch is designed for managing a backup or secondary network path and remote network Modbus monitoring, thus creating a robust redundant ring network with zero downtime should the primary path fail. Vibration, dust, moisture and vermin are the most likely causes for Ethernet connectivity to fail — adding a secondary Ethernet path will ensure saving unforeseen cost in potential loss of production time and mission-critical data. The real-time Modbus monitored redundant feature no longer requires managed switches with complex configuration steps and IT knowhow: instead the SLX-6RS Red Lion industrial unmanaged Ring Switch is specifically designed to be connected in a ring with minimal configuration, providing a minimum heal time of 40 ms should one of the network paths fail. Designed to perform in the most extreme environments, the SLX series is housed in a hardened slim metal DIN rail enclosure, is rated at 1 million hours MTBF and operates in temperatures of -40 to +85°C with dual transient protected 10–30 VDC supply inputs. Available in a small footprint, the 6-port Ethernet and fibreoptic options including both multimode and single mode for up to 60 km distance. Control Logic Pty Ltd www.control-logic.com.au

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