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Issue 11 and Volume 118.

MEMS Accelerometers

Silicon Designs

The single-axis SDI Model 2220 is a higher-performance version of the company’s Model 2210, combining an integrated low-noise, nitrogen-damped, fully-calibrated MEMS VC accelerometer chip with high-drive, low-impedance buffering, each contained in an epoxy-sealed rugged anodized aluminum housing that mounts via two m3 screws. This design is ideal for measuring acceleration within industrial and commercial environments, where low mass (10 g) and small size (1 inch by 0.5 inch by 0.44 inch) help to minimize mass loading effects. Available in seven unique models, with measurement ranges from ±2 g to ±200 and a wide frequency response, the SDI Model 2220 series responds to both DC and AC acceleration, with either two analog ±4 V (differential); or 0.5 to 4.5 V (single-ended) outputs that vary with acceleration. At zero acceleration, output differential voltage is nominally 0 VDC (DC response). Differential sensitivity ranges are from 2000 mV/g for the ±2 g module; to 20 mV/g for the ±2000 g module, with typical 1 percent cross-axis sensitivity. Onboard voltage regulation also minimizes supply voltage variation effects. SDI Model 2220 series modules can withstand shock inputs of up to 2000 g and can reliably operate over a temperature range of –55°C to +125°C. Each module is serialized for traceability and is fully calibrated.

Silicon Designs Inc.
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 400

 

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Alignment solution

Brunson Instrument Co. today announced the release of their next-gen AlignCam system for Brunson’s current line of alignment telescopes, levels and transits.

The Brunson AlignCam solution includes a digital camera and high quality CCD sensor with Brunson’s TeleView software and an instrument adapter. Technicians can leverage this digital toolset to troubleshoot precision alignment problems, increase productivity, archive and document results, and more.

The innovative AlignCam system provides a live image and continuous feedback on sight lines, so a field technician can make adjustments to achieve precision alignments. The AlignCam’s mobile option allows a single operator to view the image on a mobile device anywhere in the workspace or around the world. This optional kit includes a laptop computer, remote viewer, wireless router, network cable and a choice of a hard case or backpack for easy portability.

The configurable digital solution is outfitted with a specially designed adapter for quick, on-site user installation. To set up, the field technician simply connects the camera assembly to the optical instrument, and plugs the USB cable into the camera and the computer.

Brunson Instrument Co.
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 401

 

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Flexible belt encoders

HDMag

HDMag has made available flex encoders from Baumer that include flexible magnetic belts for mounting and accurate measuring under harsh conditions on large shafts such as those in generators, large drive units, hoists and cranes, wind turbines, hydroelectric plants and others.

Available for shaft diameters from 300 millimeters (11.8 inches) to more than 3 meters (9.8 feet), the flexible magnetic belt can be buckled around the shaft using only two included screws by a single operator in mere minutes. That means that the HDMag flex encoders can be installed in existing machinery without removing any parts. The non-contact, magnetic sensing principle ensures maximum resistance to shock, vibration, dust, dirt, liquids and condensation. HDMag flex magnetic belt encoders are available either as incremental with HTL, TTL/RS422, or 1 Vpp SinCos outputs and up to 131072 lines per revolution, or as quasi-absolute with SSI data and additional incremental output signals. With IP 67 protection class, 30 g vibration, and 300 g shock ratings, these encoders are suitable for the harshest applications from -40°F to +185°F. The operational speed rating is up to 1850 rpm, making the HDMag flex series ideal for any large shaft application.

HDMag
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 402

 

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Stainless steel cable clamps

Heyco Products

Heyco Products Inc. announced availability of their new Heyco Stainless Steel Cable Clamps.

Ideal for clamping cable or tubing securely into place, the clamps are available in two types: “standard” corrosion resistant 304 stainless steel and insulated LDPE “coated” 304 stainless steel. Both the standard and LDPE coated clamps feature smooth “coined” clamp edges to prevent damage to cable insulation, and are designed for .203″ (5,2 mm) mounting hold diameters. Both clamps are suited for use in harsh environments, and the LDPE clamp is coated with polyolefin, a thermoplastic co-polymer that provides a durable non-toxic, odorless coating that has very good low temperature flexibility and excellent electrical properties. This coating also has FDA food contact approval.

Heyco Products Inc.
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 403

 

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Nuclear cask handling

Konecranes

Konecranes offers the Supersafe crane. The third generation single failure-proof design is founded on solid experience gained over decades of machine design, field installations and service support.

The cranes are designed to greatly reduce the risk of accidental load drop, and can safely lower a load in the event of total loss of power. Multiple redundant features and fail safe operator controls are also added. The Supersafe crane and cask transporters meet all standards of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Konecranes
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 404

 

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Coil current measurement products

WAGO Corp.’s Rogowski coil current measurement products offer fast and convenient installation, even in existing systems. Simply wrap the coil around the conductor or bus bar and snap together, no mounting required.

WAGO’s new Rogowski coils offer direct interfacing to WAGO’s I/O System and JUMPFLEX with flexible configuration. The 857-552 JUMPFLEX module converts the Rogowski coil to standard analog signal types (i.e. 0-10V, 4-20mA). The 750-495/000-002 WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM power measurement module directly accepts the output of a Rogowski coil. For extended distances, the 789 Series Rowgoski coil interface module can be added.

WAGO Corp.
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 405

 

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Color light measurement sensor

EMX Industries

EMX Industries Inc. is supplying its LEX-1000 color light measurement sensor. The LEX-1000 is used within industrial automation and factory assembly related applications.

In contrast to traditional optical color sensors that measure the light reflected from a target, the LEX-1000 proprietary optics focus the light emitted by the product onto a sensitive red, green, blue (RGB) photodiode, where it is then read and analyzed for its respective RGB composition. The RGB reading is then automatically compared to preprogrammed parameters. If readings of all three colors fall within these parameters, the LEX-1000 sensor issues a discrete signal to indicate a color proper match. Supplied PC-based ColorMax Windows application software provides comprehensive sensor configuration capabilities, file management and real-time analysis and evaluation, displaying the measured values as bar graphs (for absolute values) or pie-charts (for relative value). The sensor is supplied with the software, mounting hardware, interface cables, 12–30 VDC power supply, and an I/O board with status indicators.

EMX Industries Inc.
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 406

 

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Substation computing platform

Eaton Cooper Power Systems

Eaton’s Cooper Power Systems division is offering end users the ability to run many types of substation application software programs with its new SMP Local Computing Platform (LCP). This substation-hardened computer allows users to maximize uptime, and it serves as an ideal platform for running Cooper Power Systems’ Yukon Visual T&D Substation Human-Machine Interface (HMI). The SMP LCP is also designed to withstand harsh environments while providing increased reliability over other alternatives.

The new SMP LCP is a robust, secure and flexible computing platform that allows end users to run very demanding utility substation automation applications. It combines the Yukon Visual T&D and Yukon IED Manager Suite enterprise software solutions with the SMP 16, SMP 4/DP, SMP/IO and now the LCP, to offer utilities the most comprehensive and evolved smart grid substation automation solution for security, event retrieval and equipment configuration management.

Eaton Cooper Power Systems
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 407

 

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Coolant cleaners

Eriez HydroFlow

Eriez HydroFlow Permanent Magnetic and Rare Earth Coolant Cleaners are designed for use with surface grinders, gear grinders, honing and lapping machines, broaches, milling and drilling machines, face grinders, oil reclaiming machines and essentially anywhere else clean coolant is needed. They effectively maximize life of cutting tools, grinding wheels, pumps and coolant fluids.

Eriez HydroFlow Coolant Cleaners are easy to install in restricted spaces and can be used on new or existing machines. With their low initial price and virtually no maintenance costs, they are a very economical choice.

Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 408

 

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Fluid recycling equipment

Eriez HydroFlow

Eriez HydroFlow offers a vast product line of fluid recycling equipment that brings a 40 percent to 80 percent reduction in fluid purchases and a corresponding decrease in disposal costs.

Eriez’ CRS Fluid Recycling Systems are self-contained coolant and fluid management systems designed to recycle any water-miscible fluid to its maximum potential. These systems can include separate dirty and clean tanks, automatic proportioner mixers, oil removal devices, coalescers, liquid-from-liquid centrifuges and pure water sources.

Eriez HydroFlow
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 409

 

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Current measurement products

WAGO Corp

WAGO Corp. added the 855 Series Current Measurement products to its power measurement product line. Unlike traditional current transformers, the 855 Series offers CAGE CLAMP connection technology and quick mount kits for the primary conductor or bus bar.

Available from 50 to 1,000 amps with 1 or 5 amp secondary currents, WAGO’s new current transformers feature continuous overload of 120 percent of primary current. A unique wire tie accessory for securing the wire enables quick and easy installation. Flexible mounting options, including DIN-rail or panel mounting, are an added benefit of the 855 Series. The new current measurement products can be connected via WAGO’s 2007 Series current transformer terminal blocks to the 750 Series I/O-System’s 3-phase power measurement module. The 855 Series can also be used in conjunction with WAGO’s JUMPFLEX current signal conditioner. Applications include power measurement and energy monitoring.

WAGO Corp.
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 410

 

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DC power supplies

WAGO Corp

EPSITRON ECO power supplies are 24V DC power supplies with all three Ex approvals (UL Class 1, Div.2, ATEX and IECEx). Available in 2.5, 5 or 10 Amps, the 787 Series accepts a wide input range of 85-264V AC input and 24V DC output.

The power supplies feature compact DIN rail mount metal housing and offer quick monitoring with two LEDs for easy status indication. CAGE CLAMP wiring technology enables fast, simple and maintenance-free wiring.

WAGO Corp.
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 411

 

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Gigabit Eco Switch

Wago Corp.’s new ETHERNET Eco Switch helps small- and mid-sized data networks by eliminating preconfiguration. The plug-and-play 852-1111 connects up to five network devices to an ETHERNET network. Data transmission occurs at rates of 10, 100 or 1,000 Mbit/s.

Designed for compact control cabinets, the Eco Switch’s DIN-rail mount, IP30-rated metal housing is just 74 x 110 x 24 mm. While small in size, the Eco Switch features all standard functions of a network switch, including automatic data rate adjustment (auto-negotiation) and automatic transmit/receive cable detection (Auto-MDIX). Up to 2,000 devices can be managed via the MAC address list. Full-duplex communication complies with IEEE 802.3x at permissible operating temperatures ranging from 0 to 60 degrees Celsius. The front-panel LEDs permit quick on-site diagnostics, increasing visibility and accessibility. Power supply ranges between 18-30 V DC and integrated overvoltage protection provides additional safety.

Wago Corp.
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 412

 

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Film chip resistors

KOA Speer Electronics offers the anti-sulfur RK73H-RT that is made with a sulfur-proof electrode material and features precision tolerances of 0.5 percent and 1 percent and a resistance range of 10Ω to 10MΩ.

KOA Speer’s RK73H-RT chip resistor has a power rating from 1/16W up to 1W and TCR values of ±100 and ±200ppm/°C. With an operating temperature of -55°C to 155°C, the RK73H-RT uses a thick metal glaze film to provide excellent heat resistance and weather resistance, making it a high stability and high reliability triple layer structure.

The RK73H-RT chip resistor is available in sizes ranging from 0402 up to 2512, and is ideal for industrial, power supplies, factory automation, oil-rich environments and outdoor environments such as welding and mining.

KOA Speer Electronics
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 413

 

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Wall mount enclosures

Hammond Manufacturing

The HWSSHK 304 and 316L stainless steel wall mount enclosures from Hammond Manufacturing are available in a market-leading 30 sizes, ranging from 24-inches x 20-inches x 6-inches to 60-inches x 36-inches x 16-inches. They offer excellence corrosion resistance that does not degrade after scratching or other surface damage with high resistance to chemical attack. Sealed to NEMA 4X (IP66), the units are UV resistant and are stronger and more vandal-proof than GRP alternatives. They are designed for installation in harsh industrial environments such as the water industry, oil and gas plants, utilities, mining conveyor belt controls and process control applications. One of the key benefits of the range is the three-point heavy-duty handle mechanism with padlock, which gives excellent sealing with minimum effort in opening and closing the door. The enclosures are suitable for housing both electrical equipment and electronic systems.

Hammond Manufacturing
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 414

 

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Gauging probe

Alliance Sensors Group

H.G. Schaevitz LLC, Alliance Sensors Group, released a line of spring-extend AC-LVDT dimensional gauging probes, or pencil probes, for QC metrology and X-Y tables.

The sensors have three ranges available from stock featuring submicron resolution and repeatability, an operating temperature range of -10 degrees Celsius to 65 degrees Celsius. Alliance Sensors Group also offers the SC-100 LVDT signal conditioner module for use with the DGP probes. The SC-100 is push button calibrated and has the proper excitation voltage and frequency to use the DGP probes as they were designed and calibrated.

Alliance Sensors Group
Info. http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 415

 

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Film chip resistors

KOA Speer Electronics offers the anti-sulfur RK73H-RT that is made with a sulfur-proof electrode material and features precision tolerances of 0.5 percent and 1 percent and a resistance range of 10Ω to 10MΩ.

KOA Speer’s RK73H-RT chip resistor has a power rating from 1/16W up to 1W and TCR values of ±100 and ±200ppm/°C. With an operating temperature of -55°C to 155°C, the RK73H-RT uses a thick metal glaze film to provide excellent heat resistance and weather resistance, making it a high stability and high reliability triple layer structure.

The RK73H-RT chip resistor is available in sizes ranging from 0402 up to 2512, and is ideal for industrial, power supplies, factory automation, oil-rich environments and outdoor environments such as welding and mining.

KOA Speer Electronics
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 416

 

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Surge protector

ITW Linx

ITW Linx is supplying its SurgeGate CAT6 RJ45 4-Pair surge protector. The SurgeGate CAT6 RJ45 4-Pair protector provides superior protection for technologies using 10 G Base – T Ethernet connections. The SurgeGate CAT6 RJ45 4-Pair protector features patented circuitry allowing the protector to provide a response time to capacitance ratio superior to any product available in the market today.

The SurgeGate CAT6 RJ45 4-Pair protector is available in three different clamping voltage levels and is available with both wall mounted and rackmount housing options. ITW Linx surge protectors are UL listed. They meet or exceed the UL 497 standard are are RoHS compliant. The SurgeGate CAT6 RJ45 4-Pair protector is available in-stock from Graybar. ITW Linx can provide expert technology integration support.

ITW Linx
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 417

 

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Jumpflex signal conditioners

WAGO Corp

WAGO expanded its JUMPFLEX line of signal conditioners and relays to include a loop-powered signal conditioner offering conversion, isolation and transmission of a variety of signal types. The new 857-450 features power supplied by the output signal loop so no separate 24V DC power supply is required.

The compact signal conditioner ensures safe electrical isolation of circuits at 2.5kV with less than 0.1 percent transmission error enabling precise signal values. With an extended temperature range of -25 degrees C to 70 degrees C and safe and reliable operation, the 857-450 JUMPFLEX can be used for electrical isolation of active I/O modules from the fieldbus level.

WAGO Corp.
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 418

 

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Transponder coils

KOA Speer

KOA Speer Electronics introduces the KT11835 and KTZ1030, part of the KT series of receiving transponder coils for low frequency antennas. They feature precision tolerances of ±2 percent, 3 percent or 5 percent, inductance at 125kHz between 1mH~12mH (KT11835) or 1mH~7.6mH (KTZ1030), and an operating temperature range between -40 degrees C to 125 degrees C. Both the KT11835 and KTZ1030 products meet EU RoHS requirements and are AEC-Q200 qualified. Lead time is 10 weeks, please contact KOA Speer for more information.

The KT series transponder coils showcase a unique construction that arranges the electrode in the long side of the body, which is then covered with molding resin. Because neither the electrode nor the land pattern disturb the coil flux, KT111835 and KTZ1030 transponder coils feature excellent sensitivity up to 75mV/µT in low frequency around 125 kHz.

KOA’s KT11835 and KTZ1030 construction also features four metal plate electrode terminals, which help ensure a strong PC board fixation, in addition to a strong resistance to vibration, shock and the substrate bend test. KT series transponder coils also offer excellent resistance to impact from dropping.

KOA Speer
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 419

 

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LED remote control spotlight

Larson Electronics released an LED Golight designed to provide a powerful and more durable alternative to standard halogen remote control Golights. The GL-30855 LED Golight Stryker features magnetic mounting, motorized remote control, weatherproof construction, and the power and efficiency of LED lighting technology.

The GL-30855 LED Golight Stryker motorized remote control spotlight is designed for durability and high performance and provides operators with a versatile and powerful LED spotlight capable of throwing a beam reaching over 900 feet in length. A 16-foot cord with cigarette plug adapter makes installation even simpler and allows users to quickly and easily move the unit from one vehicle to another as needed. This LED hunting spotlight also features a single wireless dash mount remote control and a handheld remote control, both with 100 feet of range and the ability to control on/off, up/down, and side to side movement. This remote control capability is ideal for utility workers who frequently require illumination while away from their vehicle and allows them to direct light wherever it is needed without having to return to the vehicle to make adjustments.

Larson Electronics
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 420

 

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Power measurement modules

WAGO Corp

WAGO Corp’s 3-Phase Power Measurement Modules provide energy consumption and power quality analysis in an I/O module form-factor, eliminating stand-alone power measurement equipment. The 12mm wide 750-494 and 24mm 750-495 capture and analyze reactive, apparent and effective power, power factor, phase angle, frequency and over/under voltage. These modules also identify heat-generating harmonic distortions from non-linear loads that can result in machine failure.

WAGO-I/O-CHECK software simplifies parameterization and energy analysis via a four-quadrant display that shows if a load is inductive or capacitive, and whether it’s producing or consuming. I/O-CHECK also offers an easy-to-view energy dashboard, 3-phase and single phase energy detail, harmonic display to the 41st harmonic and simple configuration.

WAGO Corp.
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 421

 

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Portable inspection lamp

Allestec Corp

The Onguard portable inspection fluorescent lamp provides enough light to reveal the most intricate detail of the specimen under surveillance. Simply unlatch the upper handle assembly from the battery retainer and move the magnifying assembly freely within the proximity of the object to view. The upper lamp assembly attaches to the battery pack via a 24-inch (610 mm) power cord. Unplug the cord from the lamp assembly and plug the car cigarette lighter adapter into the lamp to provide remote 12V DC power. The lamp can be placed on its side for fixed inspections. Extremely versatile for inspecting any type of product or device in the field or at a plant.

Allestec Corp.
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 422

 

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Handheld meter

Parker Hannifin Corp

Parker Hannifin Corp. supplies the SensoControl Diagnostic Serviceman Plus, a handheld meter that provides portable maintenance and diagnostic data for hydraulics and pneumatics.

Other features of Parker’s Serviceman Plus include a robust design with an oil-resistant rubber protective cover for use in harsh or challenging conditions; IP67-rated protection in extreme conditions; large back-lit display for easy, quick readings in low light; rear panel integrated support for free-standing operation; intuitive operation; and MIN/MAX memory and differential measurements. With a small dimension of 4 inches x 7 inches x 2 inches including the protective cover, the lightweight diagnostic meter operates on a rechargeable 3.7-volt lithium ion battery.

Parker Hannifin Corp.
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 423

 

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LED remote control spotlight

Larson Electronics released an LED Golight designed to provide a powerful and more durable alternative to standard halogen remote control Golights. The GL-30855 LED Golight Stryker features magnetic mounting, motorized remote control, weatherproof construction, and the power and efficiency of LED lighting technology.

The GL-30855 LED Golight Stryker motorized remote control spotlight is designed for durability and high performance and provides operators with a versatile and powerful LED spotlight capable of throwing a beam reaching over 900 feet in length. A 16-foot cord with cigarette plug adapter makes installation even simpler and allows users to quickly and easily move the unit from one vehicle to another as needed. This LED hunting spotlight also features a single wireless dash mount remote control and a handheld remote control, both with 100 feet of range and the ability to control on/off, up/down, and side to side movement. This remote control capability is ideal for utility workers who frequently require illumination while away from their vehicle and allows them to direct light wherever it is needed without having to return to the vehicle to make adjustments.

Larson Electronics
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 424

 

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Digital photodiode sensors

Laser Components

Laser Components announces the first digital photodiode sensors, DPDS.

The MAJOR series will be available in two versions: For the wavelength range from 500 – 1700 nm the products will be equipped with InGaAs detectors, for the range from 700 – 2200 nm with extended InGaAs detectors. On an optional basis versions up to 2600 nm will be available, too. The integrated M12 thread facilitates the integration of the module.

The DPDS modules have broad capabilities: they are equipped with an automatic amplification adjustment, averaging, time stamp, and temperature protocol. Communication is carried out through an RS-232 interface. Use of the modules is extremely easy; they have an intuitive user interface. Thus, all parameters can be easily adjusted.

Laser Components
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 425

 

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Plant monitoring software

ACM Facility Safety

ACM Facility Safety releases SafeGuard Sentinel safety monitoring software to continuously measure, monitor and alert operations and management to process safety risks. The software also delivers contingency plans that can be executed immediately to address issues and reduce risk. By presenting real-time risk information and expert knowledge to make effective operational decisions, SafeGuard Sentinel helps prevent safety incidents, environmental infractions and downtime.

SafeGuard Sentinel runs on a Windows-based server in a plant network, and can be accessed by any device capable of running a browser, including DCS workstations, operator terminals, tablets and smartphones. The server connects through OPC and ODBC, allowing it to gather information from a variety of systems including DCSes, PLCs and PACs from all major control system suppliers. Other sources of data typically include safety systems, historians, SCADA systems, maintenance systems, operator logbooks and workflow tracking systems.

ACM Facility Safety
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 426

 

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Power inductors

AVX Corp

AVX Corp. has introduced the new LMIP Series SMD power inductors. Featuring a homogeneous pressed iron powder core construction, LMIP Series inductors exhibit low loss and reduced inductance drop due to applied current, enabling higher saturation current ratings in smaller, lower profile packages. Available in six miniature case sizes, the new LMIP Series inductors are ideal for applications including: LED lighting, portable electronics, power inverters, power supplies, reverse battery protection, and DC/DC, AC/DC, and point of load (POL) converters.

Magnetically shielded, lead-free compatible, and RoHS compliant, the new LMIP Series SMD power inductors feature tin plated terminations and reliable, low loss SMT construction. Available in six case sizes, two tolerances, and with thicknesses ranging from 1 mm to 6 mm, the series is rated for 0.1µH to 8.2µH inductance, up to 3.0MHz frequency, and up to 60A saturation current. Operating temperatures for the series range from -40 degrees C to +125 degrees C.

AVX Corp.
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 427

 

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Power measurement products

WAGO Corp.’s power measurement family features components for industrial and building applications. The new product line includes the 750 Series – 3-Phase Power Measurement Modules, 855 Series – Rogowski coils and CTs and 857/798 Series – Signal Conditioners.

WAGO’s new power measurement modules can be integrated into a WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM node with other standard digital/analog input and output signals. This system can also be networked to an existing control platform. If an integrated solution is not required, WAGO signal conditioners can convert standard 1A or 5A current transformer or Rogowski coil signals into a standard PLC analog signal type. A full range of measuring devices, current transformers and Rogowski coils round out both applications. Power measurement products can be used to measure and collect motor current data to detect instant or cumulative loading to protect an installation from potential failure or extraordinary energy usage.

WAGO Corp.
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 428

 

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Pressure regulators

Marsh Bellofram

The BelGAS division of Marsh Bellofram has introduced the P200P series manual, direct-acting, self-operating, spring-loaded, adjustable pressure regulators for use in applications where pressure reduction is required.

Designed for maximum durability, Marsh Bellofram BelGAS P200P regulators are offered with cast iron or WCB steel bodies, with aluminum bonnets and with a durable powder-coated epoxy exterior finish. Units offer an internal relief valve for overpressure protection, and minimize sudden downstream load changes, reducing the risk of safety equipment shutting an operation down. The regulators are available in a wide range of available flow capacities and spring ranges. These features make the P200P ideal for use in other types of industrial monitoring applications, such as pressure regulation of compressors, gas engines, and service regulators.

Marsh Bellofram
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 429

 

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Circuit automater

Cooper Power Systems

Power management company Eaton announced that its Cooper Power Systems division has launched a new SPEAR recloser solution. This newest single-phase reliability product provides the industry with a dependable, cost-effective Smart Grid device to automate single-phase circuits up to 38 kV and meet critical power requirements.

This intelligent recloser and control package boasts full system protection, automation, metering and data acquisition, making it an ideal solution for multiple grid applications. Utilizing the comprehensive, user-friendly ProView NXG software platform, the SPEAR control hosts protection functionality and time-current curves flexibility to maximize system coordination and reduce customer outages.

Another significant benefit of the SPEAR recloser is its increased application flexibility. Complete with a separate regulated power supply, the control is automation-ready for the end-users’ choice of radio. The digital communications performance can also be tailored with the user-configurable mapping of protocol Distributed Network Protocol 3 (DNP3).

Cooper Power Systems
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 430

 

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Service body doors

Warner Bodies, a manufacturer of service bodies, crane trucks, haulers, fire/rescue trucks, brush trucks and custom vehicles, introduced its Select II service body. The Select II features Warner’s new FlushFinish door system. The rugged doors look and function unlike anything else in the marketplace.

When closed, the doors on the new Select II are entirely flush with the body panels and don’t overlap. Recessed doorjambs, polymer seals, water management systems and drains have all been redesigned for optimal performance. The doors are constructed of A60 galvannealed steel with 50 percent greater corrosion-inhibiting properties than most service body doors. The tough, 5/16-inch, stainless steel, piano-style door hinges are 25 percent beefier than the industry standard and are intentionally left unpainted to prevent chipping paint from migrating from the hinges to the body and causing corrosion.

Warner Bodies
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 431

 

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Guided wave radar

Siemens

The modular design of the four basic versions: Sitrans LG240, Sitrans LG250, Sitrans LG260 and Sitrans LG270, with numerous configuration options, allows for level measurement in the oil and gas and other industries. The modular radar transmitter covers a broad application spectrum for the measurement of liquids and interfaces, from aggressive materials to hygienic conditions and complies with SIL2 safety standard.

Sitrans LG240 was specifically designed for hygienic applications in the pharmaceutical or food and beverage industries and has the required EHEDG, FDA and 3A certificates. The Sitrans LG250 is ideal for the wide range of liquid level measurement such as those in water treatment applications. The Sitrans LG260 version accurately measures levels of solids, granulates and powders even with extreme dust. In particularly harsh environments with high temperatures up to 450 degrees Celsius (842 degrees F) or high pressures up to 400 bar (5800 psig) the Sitrans LG270 is the best choice.

Siemens
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 432

 

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GridAdvisor smart sensor

Cooper Power Systems

Power management company Eaton announced that its Cooper Power Systems division has launched the GridAdvisor Series II smart sensor, improving outage management and capacitor bank monitoring while providing real-time critical system information not previously available in the marketplace.

The simple, yet sophisticated device improves overall efficiencies in distribution systems by identifying directional fault targeting, detecting capacitor bank fuse failure and providing real-time line monitoring at nearly any location via the Distributed Network Protocol 3 (DNP3).

Cooper Power Systems
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 433

 

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Molding capabilities

Standex-Meder Electronics

Standex-Meder Electronics offers high-quality thermoset, thermoplastic insert, and macromelt low-pressure moldings.

Total molding solutions are available — from design and testing to manufacturing and delivery of end-products. The company’s engineers will work directly with customers to find the best solutions for their applications. Specially engineered plastics to provide heat dissipation and transfer can be used; plastics can also be custom blended to meet exact specifications. Additionally, Standex-Meder’s facility can mold materials to serve as connectors, strain relief, and/or seal protection from elements like heat, water, and dust. Stamping capabilities provide custom terminals that can be over-molded if required for the application.

Standex-Meder Electronics
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 434

 

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Synthetic lubricants

Ultrachem Inc

Ultrachem has developed a new line of high-performance synthetic lubricants – the Chemlube Plus Series – designed to be used in a wide variety of rotary screw and rotary vane compressors. True universal lubricants, the Chemlube Plus Series is fully compatible with most OEM Rotary Screw compressor oils and can be used to top off and replace existing fluids.

The Chemlube Plus Series lubricants are made with a very thermally and oxidatively stable polyol ester (POE) blend. These oils were designed to take advantage of superior lubricating properties inherent in polyol esters, and yet be economical, by combining them with less expensive synthetics.

Typical industrial applications for the Chemlube Plus Series include: rotary screw compressors, rotary vane compressors, centrifugal compressors, and vacuum pumps.

Ultrachem Inc.
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 435

 

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Surfacing powders and wire alloys

Wall Colmonoy’s range of surfacing powders and wire alloys are used for the protection and renovation of critical industrial components, including drill stabilizers, drill strings and drill bits in the oil & gas industry, and boiler tubes and panels in the waste-to-energy industry.

Powders for Laser processes must have careful control over particle size distribution and composition, while laser cladding offers an extremely precise method of applying a clad overlay with the lowest possible dilution of any conventional welding process. This means high first pass hardnesses are possible. Sound welds with virtually zero porosity can be made with precision control that minimizes the amount of finishing required.

Wall Colmonoy
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 436

 

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Tethered tools system

Proto says its tethered tools system will help technicians and contractors in the oil, gas, energy and construction industries comply with fall protection regulation.

The new Proto Tethered Tools system includes 11 types of lanyards, depending on need and use case. The system also includes eight sizes of tool collars and seven different looped heat shrinks for retrofitting existing tools. Proto’s tether ready tools include 130 different sockets, 80 wrenches, 32 screwdrivers and hex keys, 22 striking and struck tools, and 27 pliers and specialty tools. All of these accessories work within the PROTO SkyHook system, or with traditional elastic lanyards. The looped heat shrink comes in seven different sizes for cariable sized tools.

Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 437

 

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Soot analyzer

Wilks Enterprise

The InfraCal Soot Meter from Wilks provides users with a rapid, on-site ASTM Method D7686 for measuring soot concentration levels in diesel engine oils. Soot levels as high as 12 percent to 15 percent are measured in just 30 seconds. This compact, pushbutton analyzer provides direct readout of the percent of suspended carbon (soot) in the diesel engine lubricating oil without sample preparation, dilution, or solvents and messy transmission cells to clean.

Since the InfraCal Soot Meter was specifically designed for easy, on-site testing, it represents a major time savings from the widely-used and accepted thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and FT-IR methods that are impractical as field analysis methods. A rugged, no-moving parts design ensures years of virtually maintenance-free operation with the InfraCal Soot Meter. Weighing less than 5 lbs., it operates off 12 volt DC power and is ideal for use along side diesel engines for on-site, field measurements in power generation stations and used oil/engine testing laboratory. It is ideal for use on all types of diesel lubricating oils and engines.

Wilks Enterprise
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 438

 

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Thermal imagers

Testo Thermal Imaging

Testo Thermal Imaging launched their next generation thermal imagers, the Testo 870 series. The 870 series is built around the widest lens (34 degrees by 26 degrees) in a point and shoot imager and the FPA operates at a 160 x 120 resolution, or 19,200 pixels, which is upgradeable to 320 x 240, or 76,800 pixels with the Testo SuperResolution option. The thermal images are displayed in real time on a large 3.5″ LCD view screen which is 36 percent larger than some imagers available today. Critical center temperature and automatic hot & cold spot detection is a valuable standard feature of Testo imagers, which can be displayed directly on the view screen as well. Detailed image analyses and reports can be performed easily and reliably on any windows PC using the IRSoft analysis software supplied with every imager.

Testo Thermal Imaging
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 439

 

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Boom Lifts

ALL Aerials

ALL Aerials, a standalone division of the ALL Family of Companies, has added to their fleet with a major package purchase of 60 new JLG aerial lifts: a mix of telescopic boom lifts and articulating boom lifts to meet increasing customer needs. Of note, 40 of the 60 units are in the 60- to 86-foot height range, the “sweet spot” that is heavily in demand in mills, processing, general industrial, and the booming vertical construction markets.

All of the machines are equipped with the JLG SkyPower system that delivers power to the man basket through an integrated power cable. This is ideal when using power tools or hand tools for such jobs as welding and cutting steel. For extra reliability, all of the machines have foam-filled tires, eliminating flats.

Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 440

 

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Power Connectors

Hirose

Hirose, a leader in the development of innovative connector solutions, has strengthened its circular power connector product offering with the development of the HR41 Series weather-resistant connector. The IP68-rated, waterproof connector is designed specifically for outdoor use in applications such as lighting (LED lighting, street lamps, tunnel lighting, marine/boating, agriculture and construction site lighting), base station transceiver systems (BTS) and electronic toll collection (ETC) systems.

When in the mated condition, the unique waterproof gasket design prohibits water intrusion while submerged in up to 2m water depth for 14 days. Featuring a lightweight and corrosion-resistant plastic body, the HR41 Series connector incorporates high lightning surge protection (15 kV), salt spray resistance (no corrosion after 1500 hours of salt spray) and high withstanding voltage ratings.

The HR41 Series is designed with sequential contact mating and sacrificial contact points for hot swap capability. Optimized for field assembly, the HR41 Series has a user-friendly bayonet lock with raised tactile plug alignment indicator and a secure cable clamp design. A highly reliable crimp contact ensures a safe and secure connection, and termination can be accomplished with a commercially-available crimp tool.

Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 441

 

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Database Systems

McObject, developer of innovative database system software, announced it has released version 6.0 of its eXtremeDB In-Memory Database System (IMDS) and related product family. The upgrade adds support for distributed query processing, which improves database speed and scalability by leveraging the processing power, memory and bandwidth of multiple hardware nodes in carrying out queries. Additional improvements in version 6.0 benefit developers and end-users in areas including performance, ease of development and operating system support.

With distributed query processing, eXtremeDB partitions a database and distributes query processing across multiple servers, CPUs and/or CPU cores. Performance is accelerated ¬ dramatically, in some cases ¬ via parallel execution of database operations and by harnessing the capabilities of many host computers rather than just one.

Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 442

 

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Epoxies

Resbond

Specially formulated Resbond® S5H13 has excellent high temperature resistance to corrosion, all common chemicals, thermal shock and electricity. It¹s the ideal epoxy for bonding dissimilar materials in any high temperature, high performance adhesive application up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.

Resbond® S5H13 bonds heavy plastic to stainless steel, seals and insulates Bi-Polar, Electro-Cauterizers and withstands thousands of successful steam sterilization cycles at 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Applications include high performance bonding, potting, sealing and coating in instrumentation, medical devices, critical aerospace, automotive and electronics. Resbond S5H13 has excellent adhesion to metals, plastics, high performance composites, glass, ceramics and cures at room temperature.

Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 443

 

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Callibrators

GE Measurement & Control

GE Measurement & Control announced new high performance temperature calibrators from the GE Druck family of products. The calibrators provide high accuracy, stable temperature reference to help achieve optimum operation of temperature sensors and instrumentation.

The high performance calibrators are the latest additions to GE¹s integrated calibration and communication solutions platform and are designed for use throughout the process, industrial, oil and gas, power generation, pharmaceutical, food and beverage and general engineering sectors. When used in conjunction with a multi-function calibrator, such as GE¹s Genii, an instrument technician can cover more than 80 percent of all calibration tasks, including those relating to HART and Fieldbus devices, with just two portable instruments.The new series includes four, easy-to-use temperature calibrators: two Dry Blocks; and two Liquid Baths.

Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 444

 

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Microscopes

Olympus Corporation

Olympus Corporation recently announced the launch of the new STm7 measuring microscope, an industrial microscope system designed for highly accurate measurement of machined parts, semiconductors, electronic components, and other processed industrial materials.

A measuring microscope series that combines high-performance Olympus optics with today¹s most advanced measurement capabilities, the STm7 is available as both a manual Z-axis model and a motorized Z-axis model, each with a variety of stage options. Designed for highly efficient inspection and enhanced productivity, the STm7¹s large square stage (up to 300mm x 300mm) can accommodate a number of variously shaped samples at the same time. The STm7 makes it possible to measure large samples such as printed circuit boards or semiconductor wafers with no shift in orientation.

Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 445

 

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Pumps

KSB

KSB, the world’s most experienced supplier of pumps, valves, and service, offers one of the most flexible multistage pumps on the market: the Multitec high-pressure pump in ring-section design. From ski resorts making snow to Caribbean enterprises looking to distill seawater/brackish waters, this pump is a great fit for nearly limitless applications. Best of all, the Multitec’s low-maintenance design and long-lasting reliability make it cost effective in any setting.

“Multitec is one of the most flexible multistage pumps out there,” says Douglas Pereira, KSB’s Regional Manager of the Energy, Industry & Desalination Division. Its impressive versatility is due in part to the great number of available options for customization.

This flexibility allows Multitec pumps to process just about anything imaginable. Users can supply water or drinking water (ACS), heat water, filter water, fight fires, run wash plants, irrigate crops, transport mud, distill seawater, support carwashes, and more.

Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 446

 

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Filtration

Pall Corporation, a global leader in filtration, separation and purification, today announced the introduction of its new packaged water treatment system, the Pall Aria FIT water treatment system. Extending the Pall Aria AP platform¹s long history of producing consistent and reliable high-quality water for both municipalities and industry, the Pall Aria FIT system offers a flexible, configurable platform which enables the system to suit even the most challenging space requirements.

Pall Aria FIT water treatment systems are designed to produce drinking water that meets today¹s strict purity standards around the world, and also provide clean process and waste water for many industries. The systems use proprietary filtration modules to remove a wide range of contaminants from surface and ground water sources.

³Customers want and deserve a membrane system that doesn¹t require modification or compromise because of their needs, said Dave Lamphere, global water portfolio manager, Pall Process Systems. Pall is happy to provide exactly that. End-users benefit from the ability to custom-design a system to their unique specifications, and consulting engineers and contractors will appreciate the Pall Aria FIT system¹s simple water and electrical hookups, which ensure rapid system start-up and commissioning.

Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 447

 

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Software

AVEVA recently announced the launch of its latest software solution: AVEVA Control of Work. This advanced suite of products enables the highest levels of safety and efficiency to be achieved when planning and performing both routine maintenance and in-plant engineering operations in potentially hazardous plant environments. It comprises best-in-class applications for Risk Assessment, Work Permit Management, Work Activity Plotting, Isolation Planning, Safe Job Analysis and Lessons Learned Reporting.

Jan Edvin Pedersen, Vice President of Enterprise Asset Management, AVEVA, explained some of the advantages of using this new technology: ŒOne of AVEVA Control of Work¹s major benefits is its interoperability with a wide range of Enterprise Asset Management solutions, such as SAP, IBM Maximo and AVEVA WorkMate. This open approach provides access to the asset information necessary for effective planning and execution of all types of in-service engineering tasks. Not only can this make such tasks safer, it can also enable better use of resources and downtime, offering excellent return on investment. It is quick and easy to implement which together with its market-leading 2D and 3D visualisation, make it an unrivaled solution for asset operations.

Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 448

 

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Valves

Dymax Corporation

Dymax Corporation Dymax Corporation has released a more precise, flexible, and easier-to-use Model 455 Micro-Spray Valve. It features an inert, 100 percent disposable fluid path which carries materials from the material reservoir to the spray nozzle in a sealed path. This prevents materials from coming in contact with the valve’s inner components and ensures a contaminate-free dispensing process. The fluid path is easy to replace and requires minimum cleanup, allowing for rapid material changeover. The valve can be supplied with fluid paths of varying materials and sizes for optimum material compatibility. The pneumatic pinch valve, outfitted with a stainless steel spray nozzle and spray regulator assembly, utilizes tube over-pinch, a feature that extends tube life, enhances repeatability, and offers precise control over material flow.

The spray nozzle is an external air-mix type which utilizes a standard luer-lock design allowing different gauge tips to be exchanged to adjust flow rate needs. The combination of tip variation and integrated pneumatic controls allows control over the amount of air relative to the amount of fluid. The controls feature a built-in delay system that atomizes the tiny droplet that would normally remain on the nozzle when the valve is shut off. This enhances repeatability and guarantees drip-free operation.

Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 449

 

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Hand Pumps

Holmatro

The new Holmatro hand pumps offer significant advantages in reliability, maintenance, durability and price/quality. However the extras like the oil level glass, the Push & Unlock pump handle lock, the integrated oil funnel and pressure gauge adapter on the pump block, make the new hand pumps extremely user friendly. Holmatro has set a new standard in innovation and quality with its new hand pump range for industrial use.

All products are developed, produced and exhaustively tested in-house. The result: true Dutch quality and robustness. Moreover, our products have an extremely long life span that can also be extended with an extensive service program.

There are no less than eight models available in order to provide for the requirements of discerning professionals with diverse areas of application.

Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 450

 

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Nuts and Bolts

EziTite

Some of the most potentially hazardous bolting tasks in the mining, energy and materials handling sectors involve mission-critical and high heat equipment. This can include high pressure mineral and materials processing equipment, generators, steam turbines, heat exchangers, autoclaves, boilers, pressure vessels and associated pipeline infrastructure including valve assemblies.

All of these installations need rapid installation and efficient maintenance requiring fast disassembly and reassembly for work to be carried out with maximum speed and precision, reducing worker’s exposure time to potential hazards and reducing downtime that no company can afford as it steps up production to combat falling commodity prices.

EziTite

A solution to the problem is offered by Australian joint security innovator Technofast Industries, which produces the expanding globally successful EziTite family of hydraulic nuts and bolts used on many high temperature applications worldwide where speed, safety and accuracy are critical. The Technofast product family includes the CamNut systems used on steam turbines and extreme temperature applications from – 40°C to 650°C and the EziTite TR Hydraulic Nuts designed especially for high temperature applications up to 550°C and higher in some instances.

Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 451

 

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Instrumentation

Sensor Connection

The Sensor Connection, a divison of Harold G. Schaevitz Industries LLC, has expanded its line of measurement and control instrumentation with the addition of the model TCA-MS-K-8-A4. This 8 Channel Type K Thermocouple Amplifier Module converts the low output voltage signal from 8 Type K thermocouple probes to 8 independent linearized 0 to 5 VDC output voltages. This output is ideal for interfacing to instrumentation equipment including data loggers, temperature indicators, chart recorders, and controllers. A unique feature of this product is the addition of an onboard single-axis +/- 4g capacitive accelerometer for monitoring vibration or shock to the module.

The Sensor Connection, a division of Harold G. Schaevitz Industries LLC, is an American company whose management has a combined experience of over 50 years in the sensor industry. A trained staff can help you select the ideal sensors for your application. Our core product offering includes Exhaust Gas Thermocouples (EGT) Probes, Thermocouples, RTDs, Linear Position sensors, Rotary Position sensors, Pressure sensors and switches.

Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 452

 

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Power Modules

Cree Inc

Cree Inc. has expanded the award-winning silicon carbide (SiC) 1.2 kV six-pack power module family with a new 20A all-SiC module ideally suited for 5-15 kW three-phase applications. Based on Cree¹s C2M® SiC MOSFET and Z-Rec® SiC Schottky diode technology, the six-pack module enables designers to unlock the traditional constraints of power density, efficiency, and cost associated with Si-based inverters used in industrial power conversion systems.

Cummins, Inc., a global power leader in electrical power generation systems, has tested and confirmed the capabilities of Cree¹s all-SiC 1.2kVsix-pack power module family in their inverter platform. Furthermore,engineers at Cummins are working to integrate and exploit these capabilities with their next generation, high efficiency products.

“Cree¹s new 1.2kV all-SiC six-pack module family will allow us to increase the power rating of our class-leading inverter by 40 percent while reducing power losses by 50 percent to increase efficiency by 5 percent,” said Brad Palmer, power electronics product line architect, Cummins, Inc. “This new power module is a significant technological advancement, capable of outperforming Si IGBT modules with four times the current rating. We are delighted to have had the opportunity to be an early tester of this technology and look forward to incorporating it in our products.”

Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 453

 

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Terminal Protector

Power management company Eaton has recently introduced its new ground terminal wildlife guard, an expanded product offering of the Wildlife Protection System from its Cooper Power Systems business. In addition to the existing terminal wildlife guards, the latest offering reduces service interruption from animal interference while maintaining the reliability and performance of distribution arresters.

Interference from wildlife is one of the leading causes of service interruptions for our utility customers. It can result in costly outages, reduction in reliability and harm to wildlife, said Chris Decker, product line manager, Eaton¹s Cooper Power Systems division. Both line and ground terminal wildlife guards are designed to address these potential challenges by providing the highest level of protection with low maintenance costs. At the same time, they are engineered to reduce utility exposure and more readily ensure the safety of wildlife.

Ideal for traditional heavy-duty and riser pole applications, the ground terminal protector has a universal fit that can be quickly added to any standard distribution arrester. It has the ability to protect against flashovers between live and ground terminals and provides electrical insulation through a compact, inexpensive and effective system. Because it can reduce the time required for a lineman to identify fault locations in the field, the ground terminal wildlife guard can also contribute to saving time and money for utility customers.

Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 454

 

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Sensors

H.G. Schaevitz LLC Alliance Sensors Group

H.G. Schaevitz LLC Alliance Sensors Group has expanded its sensor product offering by adding a line of LR-19 Series Inductive Linear Position Sensors; contactless devices designed for factory automation and a variety of industrial or commercial applications such as motor sport vehicles, automotive testing, solar cell positioners, wind turbine prop pitch and brake position, and packaging equipment. With their compact design, superior performance, and excellent stroke-to-length ratio, LR-19 sensors are ideal for both industrial testing laboratories and OEM applications.

Features include: Contactless operation prevents wearout from dither or cycling; 6 Ranges from 25 to 200 mm (1 to 8 inches); Excellent stroke-to-length ratio; 19 mm (0.75 inch) diameter anodized aluminum housing sealed to IP-67; Radial cable exit version comes with swivel rod eye ends; Axial termination versions with either M-12 connector or cable.

Operating from a variety of DC voltages, the LR-19 series offer a choice of four analog outputs and all include ASG’s proprietary SenSet™ field recalibration feature.

The LR series also includes a larger body version, the LR-27, for those applications needing a heavier duty unit. Technical data sheets and additional information can be found at www.alliancesensors.com.

Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 455

 

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Connections Systems

FSIK

FSIK 4-type fuse disconnect terminals from CONTA-CLIP feature a folding extraction lever that locks into its end position and provides space for a spare fuse. Alternatively, CONTA-CLIP also supplies the fuse

disconnect terminals with an integrated LED status display. The pressure spring connection system allows fast and safe contacting of the wires. A cross-connection channel within the fuse disconnect terminals allows for potentials to be distributed to adjacent fused terminals from the FSIK series. For multiplying the potentials, CONTA-CLIP offers the FQI standard connection system, available with 2 to 10 poles. Using VBS connection sleeves, two or three extraction levers can be coupled and operated simultaneously. FSIK 4 housings are made from polyamide 6.6 UL 94 V-0.

Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 456

 

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Flow Meters

McCrometer FPI-X

Process and plant engineers contending with swirl and other flow disturbances in the line will find the new FPI-X Dual Sensor Electromagnetic Flow Meter from McCrometer delivers accurate and repeatable measurement under extreme flow conditions unachievable with other technologies.

The McCrometer FPI-X flow meter reliably achieves ±0.5% accuracy under the most severe swirling flows. Designed for use in close proximity to cascading or multiple pump arrays, this meter delivers the advantage of accurate measurement where no flow meter previously could serve. Whether installed near pumps, valves, elbows, headers, or any other equipment that makes it impossible to create a symmetrical velocity flow profile in the pipe, the FPI-X will outperform traditional mag meters.

The FPI-X mag meter provides measurement in difficult sites that otherwise require multiple meters in various locations, saving customers both money and installation time. The FPI-X also eliminates the expensive flow conditioners and piping modifications necessary with other meters.

Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 457

 

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Communications

ComSTAR

ComSTAR is a new generation of full duplex wireless that allow up to eight users to communicate simultaneously just like on a regular telephone. These revolutionary headsets are not voice activated and there is no delay when transmitting. They enhance industrial job site productivity and safety by providing instantaneous, “hands free” voice communications within an 800 yard range.

The XTreme is a specialty hard hat compatible ComSTAR headset that features miniaturized wireless circuitry and antenna installed right inside the ear cup. This streamlined “All in One” design is a breakthrough, eliminating the need for cables and belt pack transceivers.

ComSTAR operates within the DECT, 1920 – 1930 MHz band allocated by the FCC for voice communications only. No FCC licensing required.

Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 458

 

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Sensors

Alliance Sensors Group

The S1A and SC-100 DIN-rail-mounted, push-button-calibrated LVDT signal conditioners were developed by listening to customers and LVDT manufacturers’ comments and wish list. This has allowed Alliance Sensors Group to design and build signal conditioners that work with all different types of LVDTs, LVRTs, GE “buck-boost” LVDTs for gas turbines, half-bridge pencil gaging probes, and RVDTs, rather than only satisfying markets where they are strong and not addressing the concerns of LVDT users with other applications.

The number one question from the marketplace was “Can you reduce the set up and calibration time?”

Solution: S1A and SC-100 LVDT Signal Conditioners offer smart and fast LVDT setup with built-in null indication and simple front panel pushbuttons to set zero and full scale. Calibration time is now reduced from at least 20 minutes per channel to just a minute or two.

Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 459

 

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Testing

SAKOR Technologies

SAKOR Technologies, Inc., a recognized leader in the implementation of instrumentation products for dynamometer testing, said its AccuDyne AC Dynamometer system for wind power testing applications is now available. The system can be used by multiple engineering groups to test and verify designs, as well as for quality control testing after manufacturing.

Ideal for testing both active and passive wind power driveline components, the AccuDyne dynamometer system can be used to test turbines and their associated blade pitch control motors, generators and wind-sensing devices and motors, and transmissions. The system can also be used for testing water coolant pumps and other ancillary components.

In addition to independent component testing, the system can also be used to test groups of components simultaneously to see how they work together.

Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 460

 

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Sensors

Alliance Sensors Group

Alliance Sensors Group introduces the SC-100 DIN-rail mountable AC-LVDT Signal Conditioner module that offers smart and fast LVDT setup with built-in null indication and simple front panel pushbuttons to set zero and full scale. The SC-100 is engineered to work with the widest range of AC-operated LVDTs, RVDTs, and inductive half-bridge position sensors and was specifically designed to be compatible with both Marposs and Solartron analog pencil gaging probes.

In the past, AC-operated LVDT linear and RVDT rotary position sensors were fairly difficult to calibrate with traditional signal conditioners because they required an operator to adjust trimmer pots and/or set jumpers. With an Alliance Sensors SC-100 AC-LVDT Signal Conditioner, an internal microprocessor eliminates the need to calculate jumper settings for gain, range, etc.

Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 461

 

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Volatage Conversion

Pulse Electronics Corp

Pulse Electronics Corp., a provider of electronic components, launches a new planar platform which increases throughput power for Pulse’s planar SMT transformers by 50 percent over transformers of comparable size to deliver up to 800 watts of power capability. These transformers are used for isolation and voltage conversion for switched mode power supplies in datacom and intermediate bus converter applications.

Pulse Electronic’s PH9278NL planar transformer is built on Pulse’s new ER25+ platform and can be customized depending on the application. The platform measures 33.5 x 26.8 x 18.3mm and delivers 50% greater power than transformers built on an ER28 platform which measures 35.5 x 30.5 x 12.6mm. The increased power is achieved by increasing the effective cross-sectional area of the core by 40 percent. This results in lower core losses for a given number of winding turns.

Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 462

 

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Pilot Regulators

BelGas

BelGas, a division of the Marsh Bellofram Corporation and a member of the Bellofram Group of Companies, has introduced its PL82, PL82B and PL83 Series pilot regulators, each designed to provide high-reliability gas back pressure relief within a variety of oil and gas applications.

Although most main gas pressure regulators are modified to accept pilot regulators from the same manufacturer, BelGAS pilot regulators may be used along with other industry models. The pilot operated BelGAS PL82 and PL83 are designed for seamless compatibility with the company¹s P1808 and F289 back pressure relief regulators. They feature aluminum body material and choice of PSIG or WC range. Their robust design allows them to vent continuously when the main valve is either repositioned or in relieving mode. They will not bleed or relieve when pressure values fall below set pressure. The PL82B is designed for more general purpose back pressure relief. As a low bleed pilot, the regulator will only bleed when the valve is repositioned. The PL83 is a high-bleed restriction pilot and lower pressure unit. Options for low, medium and high gain allow for the lowest buildups and fastest response speeds (i.e., high gain is highest speed) and are determined according to the needs of each application. Please consult the factory for details.

Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 463

 

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Monitoring Relays

ATC Diversified

ATC Diversified, a division of the Marsh Bellofram Group of Companies, today announced the global market introduction of its SLA Series, a family of high-reliability three-phase monitoring relays.

The series offers cost-effective protection from phase loss, under voltage, and phase reversal conditions that can contribute to premature equipment failure and downtime within motor control centers, critical motors and pumps, and other Delta and Wye systems.

The SLA Series can effectively monitor current ranges up to 480 VAC with ABC phase sequence. Models are available in choice of several enclosure styles, as well as with selection of fixed, lock shaft, or screwdriver adjustment. Series models are available with either SPDT (enclosure styles ³A² and ³N²) or DPDR (style ³E²) output. An onboard LED illuminates when all conditions are at ³normal², for a quick and clear visual reference of system conditions. Most units also feature automatic reset (manual option available with ³E² style enclosure).

Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 464

 

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Air Pressure Regulators

Marsh Bellofram Corporation

Marsh Bellofram Corporation today announced the global market launch of its Type T60 air pressure regulators.

Marsh Bellofram Type T60 industrial air pressure regulators are preset, fixed units for instrumentation and general purpose use. Test data for these regulators shows their excellent performance as compared to other industrial pressure regulators on the market. In particular, their regulated pressure vs. flow metric, forward-to-reverse flow offset, supply pressure sensitivity, repeatability, and stability specifications all exceed typical industry performance.

Units are ruggedly designed with die cast aluminum housings. The housings are also finished with a special scratch- and weather-resistant vinyl paint. Each air regulator is fully pressure and leak tested prior to factory shipment. Through a combination of careful design engineering and the incorporation of quality materials, Type T60 regulators offer trouble-free operation over an extended useful service life, even in the most difficult of industrial environments. A rubberized, soft-seat valve stem provides positive shut-off and ³forgives² dirt or other foreign matter. An aspirator maintains downstream pressure and compensates for droop when high flow occurs. The integral gauge port is also convenient for pressure gauge installation. The port can also be used as an additional full flow outlet. The Type T60 air regulator is offered with a unique and easily removable self-cleaning nylon 40 micron mesh filter. When preset to 30 psig, these tamper resistant regulators also meet OSHA requirements for air supplied to handheld air guns.

Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 465

 

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Pressure Transducers

GP:50 Corp

GP:50 Corporation has introduced its Model 188/288/388 miniature flush diaphragm pressure transducer series.

The unique flush diaphragm design of the GP:50 Model 188/288/388 now makes possible accurate pressure measurements of high-viscosity fluids, even within high shock and vibration environments, without port plugging and clogging. This makes the series particularly useful for the support of aerospace and automotive test stands; chemical and pharmaceutical processing, plastics extrusion; and adhesive, sealant and paint systems.

The GP:50 Model 188/288/388 series features an all-welded stainless steel construction and incorporates a 7/16-20 UNF pressure port that eliminates any zero installation effect. Standard wetted parts are made from stainless steel, with optional substitution of Inconel or Hastelloy. The standard operating temperature range for the Model 188/288/388 is -65°F to +250°F (-54°C to +121°C), with an optional high-temperature version to +350°F (+177°C).

Model 188 is the smallest transducer of the family, with an overall length of just 1.35 in. (34 mm). It can measure fast events due to its high-frequency response, typically less than 3 kHz. Model 188 operates over a standard range of 300 PSI to 20k PSI (21 to 1,379 BAR), with total accuracy to ±0.25% RSS.

Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 466

 

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Solenoid Valves

Gems Sensors & Controls

Gems Sensors & Controls (Gems) has reintroduced its BL Series of general purpose latching solenoid valves.

The Gems BL Series is designed to support demanding fluid control requirements, such as those common to natural gas separation, natural gas plunger lifts, gas chromatography equipment, irrigation systems, pneumatic pipelines, and others.

Offered with choice of either 2-way or 3-way design, the BL Series allows a user to pulse the valve itself. This facilitates its change of state into a closed or open position, depending upon requirement, with fast response times. The series does not require continuous voltage in order to hold its designated state. The term latching solenoid valve refers to the Gems BL Series in its open state condition, during which supply pressure goes to the external valve. The unlatched solenoid valve refers to its closed state condition, during which supply pressure is cutoff and the external valve is exhausted to ambient.

The Gems BL Series is ideal for larger pneumatic valve control applications, particularly those with external power source limitations; undesirable coil heating; or where the temperature of flowing media must remain unaffected as it travels through a valve. Customers who incorporate the BL Series into larger pneumatic valve applications can further enhance the opening and closing functionality of larger pipes. Optional dual diode system protection is also available.

Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 467

 

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Pressure Sensors

American Sensor Technologies

American Sensor Technologies offers its AST4300 and AST43LP Class I Division 2 Non-Incendive Pressure Transmitters with a Turck Mini-Fast electrical connection, eliminating conduit requirements from installation. With a Mini-Fast electrical connection integrated into its housing, the Pressure Sensors also make installation fast and simple.

The sensor design configuration eliminates the need for conduit material or conjunction boxes. The pressure transmitter is installed in the process, the mating cable assembly is installed in the pressure transmitter, and a plastic lock out device is clipped over the electrical termination. With the sensors available in many cable lengths, sensor materials and connection options, users have more flexibility to reduce the time to install or perform routine maintenance.

The AST4300 series is available with gauge and compound ranges from -14.7 to 20,000 PSI while the AST43LP pressure transmitter can measure low pressure and bi-directional pressures from 1 to 15 PSIG. With its rugged construction and best price-to-performance ratio, the AST43LP is the solution for low pressure measurement for a variety of applications in process instrumentation, oil & gas equipment, process control and gas compression and storage.

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Software

AVEVA recently announced the launch of its latest software solution: AVEVA Control of Work.

This advanced suite of products enables the highest levels of safety and efficiency to be achieved when planning and performing both routine maintenance and in-plant engineering operations in potentially hazardous plant environments. It comprises best-in-class applications for Risk Assessment, Work Permit Management, Work Activity Plotting, Isolation Planning, Safe Job Analysis and Lessons Learned Reporting.

Jan Edvin Pedersen, Vice President of Enterprise Asset Management, AVEVA, explained some of the advantages of using this new technology: ŒOne of AVEVA Control of Work¹s major benefits is its interoperability with a wide range of Enterprise Asset Management solutions, such as SAP, IBM Maximo and AVEVA WorkMate. This open approach provides access to the asset information necessary for effective planning and execution of all types of in-service engineering tasks. Not only can this make such tasks safer, it can also enable better use of resources and downtime, offering excellent return on investment. It is quick and easy to implement which together with its market-leading 2D and 3D visualisation, make it an unrivaled solution for asset operations.

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