ABB Low Voltage Products division has released the TVOC-2, a new generation of its proprietary Arc Guard System designed to protect electrical equipment from arc flashes.
The TVOC-2 features numerous upgrades and new functions, detects faults in low and medium voltage switchgear and disconnects the power provided to the arc within 30 to 50 milliseconds. TVOC-2 is also UL listed and carries a functional safety rating of SIL-2 when installed along with ABB’s Emax circuit breakers.
Advantech is now shipping ATCA blades and network appliances using the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 family, formerly codenamed Romley-EP.
The new platforms feature increased performance, faster and adaptable I/O along with greater memory capacity. Advantech’s MIC-5332 dual processor ATCA blade is made with full support for the Intel Data Plane Development Kit and Intel QuickAssist Technology to provide a seamless upgrade path for customers deploying the company’s previous two generations of Intel Xeon processor-based ATCA blades.
The AERCO Control System (ACS) is a flexible controller designed to maximize energy savings in modular boiler plants. The ACS can stage and coordinate the operations of up to 32 boilers and is designed to maximize the operating efficiency of condensing equipment. Eight of these 32 boilers can be designated for domestic heating priority. Another eight boilers may be designated as swing boilers serving domestic hot water and building space heating as demand requires. With individual unit turndown as high as 20:1, a five-boiler plant delivers 100:1 system turndown when staged to operate sequentially.
Able to regulate overall plant output, a boiler plant with ±2°F header temperature variation is assured under normal load conditions. It offers sequential or parallel operation flexibility, 100 percent control of auxiliary equipment and user programmable modes of operation that can be changed in the field. The ACS automatically rotates the lead unit to help equalize boiler runtime.
The controller is designed for easy installation with low voltage, twisted pair, shielded wire between the panel and boilers. Fault alarm contacts, automatic system start, two interlock circuits and the ability to start an auxiliary piece of equipment (at both start and 100 percent load) combine all critical functions of the boiler plant into one reliable control center.
Kistler has announced a new firmware upgrade for its Type 2869B CoMo Injection process monitoring system, version 2.3. This new firmware upgrade now allows for automatic mold identification, in addition to cost-effective cavity pressure monitoring and 100 percent zero-defect parts quality, within plastics injection molding applications.
Designed to support up to 24 measurement channels within a single compact footprint, CoMo Injection is a real-time production optimization, control and monitoring system for plastics injection molding. All functions required for effective process evaluation are fully integrated into a single unit, with no PC requirements for operation. CoMo Injection also offers network or stand alone capabilities and an ERP interface for data export, with multi-channel cable technology and IP67 environmentally sealed connections. Units are also CE approved. This newest firmware upgrade allows for the support of enhanced zero-defect molding operations of electronic components, optical lenses, liquid silicone rubber (LSR), medical components and metal injection molding (MIM).
CoMo Injection allows for direct piezoelectric cavity pressure sensor connection for signal acquisition and evaluation from the injection molding machine or other sensors. An optional touch screen allows for real-time visual display of cavity pressure curves during the actual injection molding process. Other user-selectable capabilities include monitoring functionality, digital output functionality, good versus bad parts separation, real-time threshold and ability to export cavity pressure information directly into the CoMo DataCenter Type 2829B database for enhanced curve analysis, statistical functions and reporting. Additional software options include hot runner balancing, centralized database and process quality documentation capabilities.
Capacitance vacuum manometer
Setra Systems Inc. introduces its Model 730, a compact, low-cost variable capacitance vacuum manometer, designed to support the critical pressure control requirements of semiconductor, process monitoring and industrial vacuum applications.
The electrode sensor provides high over-pressure capability and exceptional long-term stability. Its integral tensioned diaphragm is made to provide low hysteresis, high resolution and repeatability. Its high-frequency electronics design is fully CE and RoHS compliant and yields extremely low noise, while maintaining the fast response times required for critical control applications, with external noise rejection, fast warm-up, environmental effect resistance, and quick return to zero capabilities that are unmatched in the industry. Occupying the same footprint as other industry manometers, the Model 730 may also be used as a seamless drop-in replacement in legacy applications where optimized performance is desired.
Setra Systems Inc.
Installed receptacle/wall box
Meltric Corporation’s receptacle/wall box with integral circuit protection combines the safety of a prewired Meltric DSN Series switch rated receptacle with local circuit protection. Available in fuseholder- or circuit breaker-equipped models, the receptacle/wall box provides an easy installation option for the Meltric DSN Series switch rated receptacle/plugs. The local circuit protection is rated for branch circuits at 20A, 30A and 60A, and motor ‘line of sight’ disconnects at 5HP, 10P and 20HP. The switch-rated DSN receptacle, which features a dead front safety shutter for protection from live parts and arc flash, is premounted to the box and wired to the circuit protection.
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Rating plate labels
The CILS-9100HD high performance heavy-duty label range is designed to provide an immediate and permanent bond to heavily textured, powder coated and cast-aluminum surfaces.
The print receptive surface coating is made to ensure printed data remains legible and permanent even when exposed to extreme temperatures (-80 C to 388 C), harsh chemicals and solvents, abrasion, oils, fuel, etc.
The BIRNS TubeLight is designed to provide more than 10,000 lumens of underwater drop-light use in confined spaces. The lighting system is offered with a wide variety of accessories, from a customizable lamp, dome, reflector and mounting options for a variety of nuclear applications.
Douglas Electrical Components introduces its Portplate systems, which combine fully assembled, pre-tested multiple feedthroughs in a single plate.
The custom-designed assemblies are made to minimize potential downtime due to system leaks. The plates can hold multiple sealed feedthroughs, depending on project needs, and can be replaced as one unit.
Douglas Electrical Components Inc.
Kistler North America announces its ISO/IEC 17025 accredited calibration services for the piezoelectric pressure and force sensors used within the zero-defect plastics injection molding of electronic components and other products.
All of Kistler’s calibration services are A2LA accredited to the ISO/IEC 17025 standard with an issued certificate detailing the date of calibration and the use of a reference sensor with NIST traceability.
Kistler North America
Quad-pod light tower
Magnalight.com has announced the EPL-QP-1X150-100 explosion-proof halogen quad-pod light tower, which provides 1,500 square feet of work area coverage with 1,520 lumens of light output. The tower is equipped with a 150-watt halogen bulb and has explosion-proof lamp housing suitable for wet areas and marine environments. The unit can be extended from 5 feet to 12 feet in height and has a two-inch-square aluminum support mast and legs constructed of 1.5-inch-square aluminum tubing. The tower will collapse to less than 55 inches and weighs 17 pounds without the light head.
Hendrix Molded Products introduced the HRS-67 Raptor Shield, designed to protect wildlife from live line contact and reduce power outages. The shield can be installed on pin type insulators rated up to 35KV and on conductors ranging from #6 through 795 ACSR. It is equipped with internal clips to support and provide stability when the shield is mounted over porcelain or polyethylene ANSI class pin insulators and can withstand wind speeds up to 150mph. The shield is also designed with retainer pins for added security and uplift drafts.
The shield is also designed to be installed easily without de-energizing any live lines, and the material is flexible enough to accommodate line angles up to 20 degrees.
Hendrix Molded Products
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