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Issue 2 and Volume 120.

Ethernet Unmanaged Switches

Antaira Technologies expanded its industrial networking infrastructure family with the introduction of the LNX-1202G-SFP and LNX-1204G-SFP series.

The LNX-1202G-SFP and LNX-1204G-SFP series are the latest 12-port industrial grade Gigabit unmanaged Ethernet switch additions to Antaira’s already expansive product line. The LNX line supports a wide power input range of 12~48VDC. Each unit is designed with all RJ45 ports supporting Gigabit Ethernet speeds to provide maximum bandwidth capabilities. The LNX-1202G-SFP series supports 10*10/100/1000Tx ports and 2*100/1000 SFP slots; whereas, the LNX-1204G-SFP series supports 8*10/100/1000Tx ports and 4*100/1000 SFP slots. The SFP fiber ports are able to support any type of fiber connection; Multi-mode or Single-mode for short or long haul applications. These SFP ports can also support dual rate speeds, meaning either 100Fx or 1000Fx fiber connections are supported.

These new switch models provide high EFT, surge (2,000VDC), and ESD (6,000VDC) protection. The devices also have a dual power input design with reverse polarity protection. Additionally, there is a built-in relay warning function to alert maintainers when power failures occur. The LNX-1202G-SFP and LNX-1204G-SFP are ideal for applications that require high bandwidth, reliability, or distance extension.

Antaira Technologies
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 400

Linear Position Sensors

Alliance Sensors Group is pleased to announce the MR Series of Linear Position Sensors for use in measuring the ram position of hydraulic and large pneumatic cylinders.

The MR Series is a drop-in form, fit, and function replacement for port-mounted magnetostrictive sensors, but with more robust construction and a lower cost of ownership, specifically targeting ram position sensing applications in industrial, mobile, or subsea hydraulic cylinders or large pneumatic actuators.

Features:

– NO MAGNET REQUIRED

– Measurement ranges from 4 to 36 inches (100 to 900 mm)

– Operates to 5000 psi or 10,000 feet (3000 m) depth

– SAE J1926-8 or ISO 6149-1 (M18) male o-ring port

– IEC IP-67 aluminum or stainless steel housing

– Contactless; no wearout

– 85 C operation (105 C option)

– DC voltage or current analog output

– SenSet™ Field Adjustable Scaling

MR Series sensors are based on a patented contactless inductive sensing technology that employs a sturdy probe construction requiring only a simple conductive tubular target or a 5/16 inch (8 mm) diameter gun-drilled hole in the cylinder rod for operation rather than needing a magnet ring or other type of special target. Although it resembles a magnetostrictive sensor with its sensor head and male o-ring port threads, an MR sensor has a shorter stroke-to-probe-length ratio and can withstand more intense shocks and vibration For applications where an MR is replacing an existing magnetostrictive sensor, the magnet ring can usually be left in place without affecting the MR sensor.

Alliance Sensors Group
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 401

Chip Resistors

The RMCG Series from Stackpole provides a surface mount thick film chip resistor that is impervious to contamination by sulfur. The RMCG Series has inner terminations that are protected by an intermediate layer of gold which is impervious to sulfur. This is superior to other anti-sulfur chips that employ only a reduced silver inner conductor. The RMCG Series offers sizes from 0402 up to 2512, resistance values from 1 ohm up to 10M, and tolerances as low as 1 percent.

Pricing for the RMCG varies with size and tolerance and ranges from $0.0175 to $0.19 each in full reel quantities.

Stackpole Electronics Inc.
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 402

High Amperage Clips

Mueller Electric Co. Inc. announced its complete range of battery, kelvinized and welding clips and clamps for high-amperage (up to 400 amps) requirements.

The rugged design of Mueller Electric high-amperage clips incorporates a heavy-duty, glass-filled polyamide handle. This makes the clips virtually indestructible. A high-impact glass filled nylon clip body also offers a cleaner aesthetic. The BU-102B clips feature serrated jaws, created from stamped 100% copperplate and the BU-102W welding jaws are machined from 100% copper slugs with serrated teeth, ensuring their reliability within welding applications. The clips have been tumble tested to withstand thousands of cycles. For added customer convenience, copper battery jaws are fully interchangeable and field replaceable. This eliminates the need to discard the entire clip after extended wear or field use.

Available in either black or red, Mueller Electric high-amperage models are offered as either the BU102B, a 300 amp rated clip; or as BU102BK, a kelvinized clip. A third version, the BU102W, is rated for 400 amps and is designed specifically for the safe grounding of welding equipment during operation. Other applications for these products include electrical power line, power grid, marine, avionics, automotive and aerospace including welding applications.

Mueller Electric Co.
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 403

Circuit Board Conformal Coatings

New Ecosonic Conformal Coating powered by Nano-VpCI represents a technological breakthrough in a new generation of circuit board conformal coatings; combining outstanding moisture intrusion prevention as well as superior corrosion resistance with Cortec’s patented Vapor phase Corrosion Inhibitor technology. It contains an optical identifier visible with UV light, assuring rapid and effective visual confirmation of proper coating on surfaces.

This high-tech nonconductive coating is designed to extend long-life performance of new and repaired electronic assemblies, especially those which are under adverse corrosion conditions such as high heat, chemicals, salt spray, moisture and atmospheric humidity. More importantly, it saves money by extending product life and reducing labor time.

The acrylic-based, VpCI coating forms a strong protective barrier against microscopic dendrite growth, termination and surface corrosion, moisture, fungus, dust and other environmental contaminants. It also enhances circuit reliability by prohibiting dangerous conditions such as leakage from high impedance circuits with high component density topography. The coating is VOC free, fast drying and easily removed with solvents for repair.

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

Data Acquisition System

Silicon Designs, Inc. (SDI) launched its Model 3340 G-Logger.

The Model 3340 is a three-channel, low cost, portable data acquisition system, offering powerful FFT analysis and display, as well as real-time acceleration and GPS data collection and viewing, all within the same compact package. It is designed to optimize the low-noise performance of all Silicon Designs single and triaxial MEMS variable capacitance accelerometers with analog output and 8-32 VDC excitation.

Model 3340 offers 16-bit data acquisition, with data rates of 1 to 10k samples per second and per axis, through each of its available input channels. Its simple and intuitive user interface is built on an NI LabVIEW platform for ease of use. Model 3340 also features real-time data acquisition and readout capabilities with live streaming; real-time pause, scroll back and rewind; SD card recording and memory storage of up to 32 GB; multi-speed recording playback; and remote operation via TCP. Although acquired data is normally written to SD card, Model 3340 users may opt to bypass, in favor of directly streaming to a host computer. Units may also be configured to collect peak event data.

The G-logger can operate either from USB power or as a stand-alone device, depending upon user requirement. In standalone mode, with USB disconnected from the host, the Model 3340 operates from either four (4) or eight (8) AA batteries. As a stand-alone device, no additional accelerometer power is required. The unit also features an external power port for conservation of battery life. Data acquisitions for the 3340 can be started and stopped either manually, via the press of a button; or automatically, via a customizable schedule. Average setup time is less than five minutes. Units occupy a highly compact footprint of just 120 mm x 103 mm x 60 mm.

Silicon Designs Inc.
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 405

Transient Detection System

Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson, introduced the latest addition to its surge protection product family-the advanced Transient Detection System. This innovative product combines the industry’s premier surge protection technology with a state-of-the-art, web-based power quality monitor. It’s the ideal choice for both protecting and monitoring critical power applications.

The new Emerson Transient Detection System allows users to monitor and track system anomalies such as transients, surges, swells, VTHDs, and features multiple alarm thresholds, including nine preset triggered alarm conditions and the capability for user-modified thresholds. Additionally, the product’s monitor measures and records the magnitude and duration of transient events, then dates and time stamps the data for detailed event logging. A multi-port serial and Ethernet connection, and an embedded webpage enable remote or on-site access of all information 24-7.

Emerson Network Power
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 407

Differential Pressure Transducers

GP:50 NY LTD introduced its Model 136/236/336 Series, a family of compact, high-accuracy differential pressure transducers.

The digitally compensated Model 136/236/336 Series can measure differential pressures as low as 20² WCD and line pressures up to 1000 PSID (69 BAR), with accuracies of up to ±0.05 percent FSO. They also feature high frequency response, as well as high shock and vibration resistance. Their compact design incorporates all-welded stainless steel parts and housings. Available digital outputs include CANbus, USB, RS-485 and RS-232. Customers may also choose from various optional accuracy, process and electrical connections. Additional pressure transducer customization and industry approvals are available upon request. Please consult the factory for details.

With its compact, corrosion-resistant design and exceptional accuracy specifications, the GP:50 Model 136/236/336 Series is ideal for a variety of testing requirements, including automotive and aircraft engine test stands; leak decay; liquefied natural gas (LNG) transport and storage; filtration; and flow and tank level measurements.

GP:50 NY LTD
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 408

Dome Camera

Axis Communications introduces the unique Axis Sharpdome technology with new AXIS Q61-E Series. The Sharpdome technology with its innovative mechanics and unique dome geometry provides full scene fidelity and amazingly sharp images in all directions. In addition, the technology enables cameras to offer the unique capability to identify objects as much as 20° above the camera horizon making these cameras also suitable for uneven terrain. The Sharpdome technology includes Axis’ unique Speed Dry function, which quickly removes water drops from the dome glass to provide sharp images in rainy weather. It also simplifies dome cleaning, allowing for more efficient methods such as high pressure cleaning.

The new camera series is one of the markets’ most compact and fastest PTZ dome cameras. They provide 30x optical zoom with up to HDTV 1080p resolution, Lightfinder technology and Wide Dynamic Range (130dB) to handle difficult lighting conditions and support electronic image stabilization, useful for getting smoother video in windy conditions.

AXIS Q61 Series cameras are the first PTZ cameras with the innovative Lightfinder technology that provides excellent colors in low-light environments. AXIS Q6114-E offers Lightfinder and HDTV 720p resolution and AXIS Q6115-E features HDTV 1080p resolution. Both models offer full resolution in 50/60 frames per second.

To assist the operator the cameras offer Advanced Gatekeeper, a feature that makes the camera automatically pan, tilt and zoom to a preset position when motion is detected in a pre-defined area and then <image004.png>it continues to track the detected object.

The compact AXIS Q6114-E/Q6115-E PTZ Dome Network Cameras offer full scene fidelity and exceptionally sharp image quality in all direction, even above the horizon. The two camera models in the AXIS Q61-E Series can be installed either indoors or in challenging outdoor environments. The durable PTZ network cameras withstand extreme climate changes thanks to Arctic Temperature Control that allows the camera to function at -50 °C (-58 °F). In addition, the cameras support automatic defog, which, when activated, automatically detects fog in the scene and digitally filters it out of view to provide clearer video.

Axis Communications
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 409

Vibrating Subfloor for Conveyor Discharge Chutes

Martin Engineering’s Vibrating Dribble Chute uses material disruption to cause tacky sludge and fines to fall from the chute wall and back into the main discharge flow. By addressing these issues, operators can experience a reduction in maintenance hours, equipment replacement and downtime, lowering the overall cost of operation.

Prompted by customer requests, Martin engineers observed that the majority of the buildup released by secondary cleaners collected at the rear of the chute mouth, where a sloped surface can trap carryback.

Comprised of three parts, a low-friction polyurethane dribble sheet, a steel mounting bracket and a powerful vibrator, the combination of mechanical disruption and the slick surface prevents material from adhering and feeds it back into the main discharge flow. When the unit is mounted into the existing chute-work, it often extends the rear configuration closer to the belt, increasing the amount of material captured and further reducing spillage.

Martin Engineering
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 410

Earplugs

Honeywell’s Howard Leight FirmFit earplugs feature a softer, more comfortable fit and better noise protection than most leading classic-style foam earplugs.

A welcome advance in classic-style foam earplugs, Howard Leight FirmFit was engineered to enhance the wearing experience for individuals who prefer a firmer fit in order to ³feel² their earplugs in their ears, and who are accustomed to the familiar cylindrical or barrel-shaped earplug.

Independent lab tests revealed the new Howard Leight FirmFit earplugs are 40 percent softer with 29 percent lower expansion pressure than most leading classic-style earplugs.

FirmFit earplugs provide effective 30 NRR dB hearing protection and are easy to roll down and insert, with plenty of time to adjust for a proper fit; bright orange in color for high-visibility identification; and available in corded and uncorded versions.

Honeywell
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 411

Combustion Analyzer

The NEW E8500 combustion analyzer is a complete portable tool for EPA compliance level emissions monitoring and testing. The E8500 is ideal for regulatory & maintenance use in boiler, burner, engine, turbine, furnace, and other combustion applications.

The E8500 Also Includes:

• Electrochemical Sensors – O2, CO, NO, NO2, SO2, H2S

• NDIR Sensors – CO2, CxHy, High CO

• Low NOx and True NOx Capable

• Real-Time PC Software Package with Bluetooth

• Wireless Remote Printer

• Internal Thermoelectric Chiller with Automatic Condensate Removal

• Stack Gas & Ambient Air Temperature Measurements

• Draft & Differential Pressure Measurements

• Efficiency, Excess Air, and CO2% Calculated Values

E Instruments International
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 412

Gigabit Ethernet Switch

Antaira Technologies expanded its industrial gigabit networking infrastructure family with the LNX-0702C-SFP series. Antaira Technologies’ LNX-0702C-SFP series is a 7-port industrial gigabit unmanaged Ethernet switch, with five RJ45 10/100Tx ports and two dual rate (100/1000) SFP slots. This series has a power consumption requiring just 6W and has a 12~48VDC high voltage power input.

The LNX-0702C-SFP series provides a high EFT, surge (2,000 VDC), and ESD (6,000VDC) protection to prevent any unregulated voltage and can support the power redundancy feature using a dual power input design with reverse polarity. There is also a built-in relay warning function to alert maintainers when power failures occur.

Antaira’s new LNX-0702C-SFP series has been designed to fulfill special needs within industrial automation, outdoor applications, and extreme ambient weather environments.

The IP30 rated LNX-0702C-SFP series is backed by a five year warranty. The units are compact, fanless, and DIN-Rail/wall mountable. Each unit is built to withstand industrial networking hazards like shock, drop, vibration, electromagnetic interference (EMI). The unit also has temperature extreme version options for either a standard temperature range (-10 to 70°C) or an extended operating temperature range (-40 to 75°C). The model series have the dimensions of 30mm (W) x 142mm (H) x 99mm (D) and a unit weight of 1.3 pounds.

Antaira Technologies
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 413

Fiber Optic Connectivity

Global connectivity solutions company HUBER+SUHNER launched its new Q-ODC-12 interface for industrial and FTTA applications. Designed to be the smallest and most robust products in their class, the new connectors also have the highest fiber density – based on the proven QN push-pull mating system. Q-ODC-12 connectors are similar in size to the two-fiber Q-ODC but can connect up to 12 fibers in a single mating step.

The Q-ODC-12 connectors have achieved outstanding results in a series of rigorous industry tests to ensure their durability and performance under extreme outdoor conditions, proving them to be extremely water-proof, dust-proof and corrosion-resistant. In particular the connectors survived 30 days’ submersion in over three meters of water and passed extended IP68 waterproof testing. They have been subjected to stringent vibration testing without suffering any performance loss.

The HUBER+SUHNER Q-ODC-12 fiber optic connectors also achieved excellent performance in the IP6X dust ingress testing and in extended IPX8 tests for water immersion.

Huber+Suhner
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 414

Internet Automation and Predictive Tools

Flowrox Smart Series products will be equipped with intelligent solutions, a transformation currently underway that will ensure connectivity via the Internet, allowing the consistent monitoring of Flowrox products and systems to maximize its customer’s uptime, reduce unplanned downtime and help guarantee spare part availability exactly when the customer needs them.

Flowrox Smart Series builds on Flowrox’s ultimate total cost of ownership and reliability, which are trademarks of its leadership in industries such as oil & gas, among others.

The embedding of Flowrox products with electronics, software, sensors and network connectivity enables the customer to collect and exchange data with the users and in some cases directly with Flowrox.

Initially, Flowrox will begin marketing its Smart Series of valves that incorporate a new series of smart sleeves and intelligent positioners with enhanced reporting and wear analysis, which will signal the customer that a valve may be heading toward failure, long before it actually fails. Smart pumps will be available later on 2016 with similar features and innovative add-ons. The Smart Series will also feature the Flowrox Malibu Platform, which will provide its customers with a visual user interface so they can track valve, pump or instrument operational parameters, including the early warning of upset conditions and product failures or reports on a product experiencing deterioration from normal wear and tear.

Flowrox
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 415

Valve Stem Packing Materials

The Garlock family of companies announces the Garlock Style 5882, a line of low-friction valve stem packing materials designed for applications within the power generation industry, and control valve applications using steam, water or air that are available in three different configurations.

Garlock Style 5882 valve stem packing combines a high-quality braided carbon fiber core with a thin PTFE shell, optimizing structural stability and low-friction qualities for smooth valve actuation properties that are vital for control valve effectiveness and confident operation.

All three options can be custom designed to fit unique dimensional requirements, and can be manufactured with carbon bushings to optimize box depth and set performance.

Garlock
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 416

Hybrid Polymer Coating

Belzona announced the launch of Belzona 3411, a solvent-free hybrid polymer coating that can be used to completely encapsulate a flanged joint to protect it from elements, exclude moisture and prevent corrosion. It also allows future access to fastenings in the event that maintenance or disassembly is required.

The complex geometry of a flanged connection means that problems such as crevice corrosion in the void between the two flange faces and galvanic corrosion where two dissimilar metals are used are common and can be severe. Since Belzona 3411 is a liquid applied two-pack system, it can therefore be used to protect any shape, size or configuration of flange. It also does not require heat or any special tools for application and is fast curing for minimum downtime.

The Belzona flange protection system is a combination of two products: Belzona 8411 forms the initial layer in direct contact with the steel substrate. This single-component product performs two functions: 1) offers corrosion-protection through the use of specially selected corrosion inhibitors, and 2) it provides a ‘release layer’ to facilitate peeling back the topcoat when access to fastenings is required.

Belzona 3411 forms the tough, elastic topcoat that completely encapsulates the flange to exclude moisture and eliminate corrosion. This two coat, two-colour system extends beyond the Belzona 8411 release layer in order to provide a bond and seal the extremities of the repair directly onto the metal substrate or existing pipe coating.

Belzona
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 417

Hypershock Safety Eyewear

Honeywell unveiled Uvex Hypershock safety eyewear, which combines premium sport-inspired style and best-in-class lens performance for maximum appeal and protection. Available in Matte Black, Smoke Brown or Clear Ice, the eyewear’s wraparound frame delivers superior coverage, while 10 lens tints offer versatility for both indoor and outdoor applications. High-performance Uvextreme Plus® lens coating delivers 10 times longer anti-fog protection and two times better scratch resistance than other anti-fog coated lenses. The eyewear is ideally suited for rugged work environments ranging from manufacturing, construction and landscaping to utilities and oil and gas.

The eyewear’s lightweight, wrap-around frame design is engineered to fit a wide range of workers while providing increased coverage, side protection and superior peripheral vision. Streamlined padded temples and a molded nosepiece deliver a secure, comfortable fit. Integrated hinge mechanisms with dual cam action promote precision operation and durability.

Uvex Hypershock lenses feature proprietary UV extreme Plus anti-fog coating for superior protection against fog and scratches. Lenses are also available with scratch-resistant hardcoat for even longer lasting protection from scuffing, scratching and a variety of chemicals. The ten available lens tints Clear Ice, Gray, Amber, SCT-Reflect 50, SCT Blue, Red Mirror, Blue Mirror, Espresso Polarized, Espresso and Gold Mirror meet the needs of nearly any lighting application. Uvex Hypershock lenses provide 99.99% UV protection.

Uvex Hypershock meets the ANSI Z87.1-2010 standard and is 100% dielectric for safe wear in environments where electrical hazards exist.

Honeywell
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 418

Instinct Safety Eyewear

Honeywell launched Uvex Instinct safety eyewear, combining military-grade impact resistance, market-leading lens coatings and premium adjustability to protect workers in virtually any environment. The sleek new style meets the U.S. military ballistic impact resistance requirement for eyewear, while advanced anti-fog and anti-scratch lens coatings significantly extend visibility and lens life. The eyewear¹s lightweight design includes a variety of comfort features and adjustments to ensure a secure fit. Uvex Instinct delivers the superior protection, performance and comfort required to stand up in the most demanding environments.

The new eyewear is certified to meet not only the ANSI Z87.1-2010 and CSA Z94.3 standards for impact protection, but also MIL-PRF-31013, CLAUSE 3.5.1.1 to provide maximum impact resistance. Uvex Instinct lenses are available with Uvextreme® Plus anti-fog coating to deliver 10 times longer anti-fog protection and two times greater scratch resistance than other anti-fog coated lenses for high performance in hot, humid and dirty environments.* Lenses are also available with advanced Supra-Dura anti-scratch coating, which lasts five times longer than competing coatings, extending lens life in rugged, high-particulate environments. With seven available lens tints Clear, Gray, Amber, Blue Mirror, SCT-Reflect 50, SCT-Gray and SCT- Low IR Uvex Instinct is versatile enough to meet the needs of nearly any lighting application.

The eyewear’s dual seven-base wraparound design affords uncompromised peripheral vision, while innovative ratcheting temples adjust lens inclination up to 15 degrees for a customized fit. The fully-integrated, cushioned browguard comfortably diffuses and deflects impact energy, while soft, flexible fingers on the nosepiece minimize slippage. Slim, curved temples provide a secure fit with minimal tension around the ears while padded temple tips cushion the delicate areas above and behind the ear for added comfort and retention.

Honeywell
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 419

Handheld Irradiance Meter

Megger offers the PVM210, a new handheld irradiance meter that aids in locating the most appropriate site to place solar panels.

Designed with both the solar detector and meter inside the unit, the PVM210 provides solar/photovoltaic engineers with a pocket-sized instrument that is easy-to-use and can be held with just one hand while working on a sloping roof or atop a ladder.

The PVM210 includes an easy-to-read 3-3/4 digits LCD with a measurement range up to 1999 W/m², providing fast and accurate solar power readings. The unit’s data hold feature allows the user to freeze the display to read measurements easily and clearly.

Once solar panel installation is complete, Megger’s new irradiance meter can verify the stated short circuit current in conjunction with a compatible multimeter or clampmeter.

The PVM210 features a universal camera thread to allow accurate positioning and precise measurements and an automatic on/off to prolong battery life. A calibration certificate is included with each device.

Megger
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 420

Intelligent Metering Pump

SEEPEX announced its Intelligent Metering Pump (IMP).

The new IMP design incorporates an Electronic Programming Module (EPM) memory chip on which parameters can be pre-configured. This makes replacement of a drive simple, quick and accurate. Simply insert the EPM chip from a previous drive into the new one for no downtime between stop and startups. A drive reset to factory default or customer settings takes no time at all. When the EPM equipped drive is used on a line containing multiple drives with identical setup, programming the entire line takes just minutes.

Each unit has a keypad on the controller lid equipped with operator elements for H-O-A selection, manual speed control, display of pump speed/RPM or flow, fault indication and the ability to change factory settings. Various accessories can easily be connected to the drive via the control terminals on the terminal strip inside the controller. A control module is also available as an option but it isn’t needed when accessories are wired directly to the terminal strip.

The IMP design is available for SEEPEX MD metering and BW1 and BW2 wobble pump sizes and compliments SEEPEX’s comprehensive line of pre-engineered chemical metering systems. SEEPEX chemical metering systems are for simple plug and play installation.

SEEPEX MD
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 421

Planetary Gear Units

Siemens has widened its portfolio of planetary gear units. The Planurex 3 is available in ten sizes, with a torque range from 1,700 to 5,450 kNm. This raises the highest torque in the standard modular system from the previous 2,600 kNm up to 5,450 kNm. The size grading is harmonized to reduce the jump in power ratings between different sizes. This makes a suitable torque and a suitable transmission ratio available for almost every application. The gear units also have the highest efficiency in their class. This has been achieved by increasing the torque density (Nm/kg) by an average of 17.2 percent in comparison to the previous series. A compact design enables space-saving, high transmission ratios to be achieved. This not only reduces the weight, but also the stress on the gear unit and application. Planurex 3 is part of an Integrated Drive System (IDS), which is available as a complete solution, comprising motor, gear unit and coupling, combined with an oil supply system. The integrated drive system facilitates economic, efficient plant operation, as the components are perfectly matched to one another.

The technologically further developed Flender Planurex series 3 replaces the Planurex 2 planetary gear unit series, initially in the XL range up to 5,450 kNm. The harmonized size grading across the entire torque range allows better dimensioning of the gear units. Thanks to their ruggedness, all sizes of the new planetary gear unit can absorb peak loads up to twice their nominal torque. Siemens has also extended the warranty on the Planurex 3, and shortened its delivery times. Planetary gear units are primarily installed where high output ranges are required in limited space. They are typically used as roller press and central drives for tube mills in mines and cement plants.

Siemens
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 422

Baseplate Cooled Power Supply

Stadium Power announces the availability of the CBM100S baseplate cooled ultra-compact 100W output power supply series. The industry standard full-brick sized power module measures just 17mm high and will deliver a full output without fan cooling. Typical applications include military COTS power solutions, rugged industrial and instrumentation systems.

The CMB100S series from Stadium Power has a universal input range from 90~264Vac, active power factor correction (PFC) meeting EN61000-3-2, high efficiency up to 91%, high power density up to 14.8W per cubic inch and low standby power consumption of <0.5W. The CMB100S has an operating temperature range from -20 to +85°C, MTBF >100,000 h @ 25°C (MIL-HDBK-217F), meets EN55022 Class B, features over temperature, over voltage protection and over current protection and has CE, UL, cUL and TUV safety agency approvals.

Standard output voltages available for the CBMS100S power supply series are 12, 24, 28, 36 and 48Vdc.

Stadium Power
Info http://powereng.hotism.com RS#: 423

Hand-Held Pressure Calibrator

GE Measurement & Control announced the DPI 611 hand-held pressure calibrator from the GE Druck family of products that builds on the legacy of the DPI 610, which has long been acknowledged as the industrial workhorse of pressure test and calibration. A robust and easy-to-use device, it is twice as efficient at generating pressure, half the size of its predecessor, and has twice the pressure accuracy and three times better electrical accuracy. The DPI 611 is the latest addition to GE’s integrated calibration and communication solutions platform and are designed for use throughout the process, oil and gas, power generation and general engineering sectors.

The new instrument is the first dedicated pressure calibrator to feature swipe screen touch technology. Its intuitive screen interface displays a comprehensive application dashboard, and a task menu allows simple, three-touch set-up for any pressure test or calibration. A “Favorites” facility also enables quick access to frequently used tasks and custom configurations, which are easily stored. Results are displayed on the large screen and can be documented in 8 GB of user memory. The instrument can automate processes to significantly reduce calibration times by running pre-defined procedures, calculating errors and reporting PASS/FAIL errors. The DPI 611 integrates seamlessly with leading calibration and maintenance software, including 4Sight from GE, to help maintain compliance with industry standards and regulations and improve process and operational efficiency.

The DPI 611 retains the comprehensive electrical measurement and sourcing capabilities of the DPI 610 and includes a 10VDC regulated supply and 24V loop power but is three times more accurate. However, it is in pressure generation where it demonstrates truly significant improvements. Its mechanical pressure-generating system eliminates the pitfalls of electro-mechanical devices and has been totally redesigned to create 95 percent vacuum or generate maximum pressure of 20bar/300psi in just 30 seconds, while holding the instrument in one hand or on a table top.

GE Measurement & Control
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 424

Pressure Reducing Regulator

The BelGAS division of Marsh Bellofram Corp., launched the Type 95H large capacity direct operating pressure reducing regulator.

Available in three different spring ranges, the compact Type 95H offers a field-proven design, rugged construction, ease of operation, set pressures, and leak tight operation. Users may select either an iron, steel or stainless steel body (1/2-inch to 1-inch sizes); a metal or elastomeric diaphragm; various orifice seat materials; and from several unique end connections. The regulators are designed to handle outlet pressures from 5 to 150 psig (0.35 to 10.3 bar) and temperatures up to +650°F (+343°C). Outlet pressure is regulated via spring force mechanism. The Type 95H can also serve as a high-reliability drop-in replacement for legacy industry regulators, with full interchangeability of parts and full in-line maintenance capabilities. Units are also easy to maintain and repair, with regulator rebuild kits available for order upon customer request.

All BelGAS Type 95H large capacity direct operating pressure reducing regulators are 100 percent made in the USA at the ISO9001 certified Marsh Bellofram Corp. global corporate headquarters in Newell, West Virginia. They are individually factory tested prior to shipment and are supported worldwide by an extensive sales and distribution network. Standard lead-time for the BelGAS Type 95H is just ten days, with expedited delivery available upon request. With their rugged construction and reliability, Type 95H pressure reducing regulators are especially ideal for oil & gas, pulp and paper, power, process gases, refining, steam, chemical processing and liquid flow monitoring applications.

BelGAS
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 425

High Voltage Resistors

Stackpole has expanded and improved its MG Series thru hole metal glaze high voltage resistors.

The value range for all sizes has been expanded to include values from 1K ohm up to 1G ohm. In addition, working voltages have been improved and now range from 1.6KV for the 14-watt size to 7KV for the 2W and mini 3W sizes. Metal glaze technology provides an inherently moisture proof resistive element and is less expensive than many other high voltage resistor types.

Stackpole Electronics Inc.
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 426

Sealed Eyewear

Honeywell introduced today Uvex Tirade sealed eyewear, designed to provide protection in high particulate environments. The eyewear’s large unilens design offers a wide field of unobstructed peripheral vision while its soft foam subframe ensures a comfortable, gap-free fit. Available in a variety of lens tints and Uvextra anti-fog lens coating, Uvex Tirade is a cost-effective solution for indoor and outdoor use where dust, dirt and debris present the risk of eye injury.

The style’s molded, closed-cell foam easily conforms to the face for a comfortable, gap-free fit, while indirect ventilation channels on the foam and subframe provide superior dust filtration to keep debris out of the eyes. A quick-release hinge system that converts easily from temples to headband and a removable foam subframe allow workers to wear the eyewear as a traditional spectacle in environments where airborne debris is not present.

Lenses are available in five lens tints Clear, Gray, Amber, Silver Mirror and SCT-Reflect 50 and come with Uvextra anti-fog lens coating to reduce fogging and prolong clear visibility. The eyewear features a 100 percent non-conductive dielectric design that is safe for use in environments where accidental exposure to electrical charge is possible. Uvex Tirade meets ANSI Z87.1-2010 and is certified to the requirements of the CSA Z94.3 standard, both with and without the foam subframe in place.

Honeywell Safety Products
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 427

Reaction Torque Sensor

SensorData Technologies announced the global market introduction of its Model T120 Flange Reaction Torque Sensor.

Special features of the Model T120 include “best in class” high torsional stiffness, along with the industry’s most compact and lightweight torque sensor design. The higher stiffness of the Model T120 offers substantial increases in overhung moments, shear weight and maximum thrust. Units feature a 2-inch diameter, overall length of 1.75-inches and total weight of less than 1 pound. This reduced size and weight allows for added ease and flexibility of installation at either the driver, or absorber end, of the measurement chain.

SensorData Model T120 reaction torque sensors are available in five unique ranges (50, 100, 200, 500 and 1K lb-in), with a typical rated output of 2 mV/V. Their sensing transduction technology utilizes a full bridge-sensing element with integral temperature compensation, making possible tight zero and sensitivity shifts of only 0.002% of load/F. The non-linearity, hysteresis and overall accuracy specifications of the Model T120 are 0.10% of rated output, with repeatability rated at 0.05% of output. The maximum load of 200% of rated torque capacity will not cause a permanent shift in performance characteristics.

External AC carrier or DC strain gage signal conditioning electronics, such as the SensorData i200, are recommended for use along with the Model T120. In addition, SensorData is also able to calibrate the Model T120 together with customer-supplied electronics for a fee. Please consult the factory for details.

Typical applications for the Model T120 include high-accuracy non-rotating torque measurements of motors, pumps, compressors, tire braking, as well as a variety of twisting measurements.

SensorData Technologies
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 428

Electronic Flow Sensors

Gems Sensors & Controls announced its complete range of RotorFlow sensors, now available for immediate online order as standard catalog product.

Gems RotorFlow is a family of electronic flow sensors with available measurement ranges from 0.1 GPM to 60.0 GPM (0.4 LPM to 227 LPM). The Gems RotorFlow line features a unique paddlewheel design, which combines high-visibility composite rotors and durable solid-state electronics. These high-quality components are packaged together within compact, panel mounted inline housings, with customer choice of high-performance plastic, brass or stainless steel construction. Units are easy-to-use, install, and maintain, and offer an unprecedented industry price-to-performance ratio.

RotorFlow sensors are organized into three distinct types. These include Switch (RFS), Output (RFO and RFA) (DC and analog), and Indicator (RFI) Types. RFS Types allow for specific flow set point switching, which is fully adjustable over the specified flow range. The dynamic operation of the electronic rotor itself prevents jamming and false actuation. Once set to a desired actuation point, an RFS Type sensor will switch to a “no-flow” condition, should a rotor stop moving. A local LED signals when a set point has been reached.

Gems RotorFlow RFO and RFA Type sensors offer flow rate measurement accuracy and integral visual indication. They are easily integrated into most digital logic units. RFO Types provide a 4.5 to 24 VDC pulsed DC voltage output that is directly proportional to measured flow rate, while RFA Types provide a continuous 0-10 VDC analog output. For customers needing simple visual indication, RFI Types offer effective, “at-a-glance” flow rate estimation and confirmation, with easy viewing of the run speed of the brightly orange colored, single-piece composite rotor. RFI Types are available with choice of either a DC pulsed or an adjustable 1 amp switched output.

Typical applications for Gems RotorFlow sensors include chillers and heat exchangers, water injection systems, chemical metering equipment, semiconductor processing equipment and robotic welding equipment.

Gems Sensors & Controls
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 429

Industrial Serial Device Servers

Antaira Technologies introduced its advanced version STE-708 and STE-716 Industrial Serial Device Server series that encompasses device server network redundancy and zero data loss redundancy feature solutions.

Antaira Technologies’ new STE-7xx series is a 1U 19-inch rackmount type designed serial-to-Ethernet device server designed to transmit any standard serial RS232 or RS422/485 data through the ubiquitous TCP/IP Ethernet based network. This series comes with optional models supporting 8 (STE-708) or 16 (STE-716) serial COM ports with 2.5KV serial optical isolation protection for serial data. The new STE-708 and STE-716 are embedded with dual independent IP address LAN (10/100Tx) ports to support any mission critical application with built-in dual subnet mode to execute a data redundancy solution. The device servers can also be connected directly to a redundancy network infrastructure by accessing RSTP or ERPS ring protocol function.

An LCM (Liquid Crystal Monitor) is installed on the front panel of the unit that can be used to display the unit information and perform basic configurations. This product series has different optional models to support 100~240VAC or 24/48VDC power input and each model version provides extended operating temperature support of -20° to 70° C.

The STE-708 and STE-716 series can be configured via a user-friendly web console, windows utility software, or Telnet command line through the serial console (RS232 DB9 male) port in front of the unit. The devices support a serial data throughput rate of up to 921.6Kbps, and serial operation modes with Virtual COM, TCP/UDP Server/Client, and Tunneling solutions. The built-in software features event and email alert settings that can be set up to send out alert emails if any particular event occurs. It also provides the data log settings for the system, COM, and event to the unit’s local flash or remote log servers. Furthermore, the advanced settings provide flexibility to setup each serial port’s TCP timeout interval and allow a user to change serial data packet transmission by time period or character type.

The STE-708 and STE-716 series has an IP30 rugged metal case design and is built to withstand industrial networking hazards like shock, drop, vibration, electromagnetic interference and temperature extremes (-20° to 70° C). The dimensions of the unit measure 436 mm x 43.5 mm x 200mm and the unit weight is 3200g (7.0lbs).

Antaira Technologies
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 430

Explosion-Proof Motors

The Sizer engineering tool for Siemens drives can be used to ascertain the operating data of Simotics XP 1MB1 motors used with the approved Sinamics converters. Energy-efficient, reliable converter-fed motor operation is possible in an output range of 0.09 to 200 kilowatts.

Motors used in potentially explosive environments such as the chemical and petrochemical, oil and gas industries have to comply with IEC EN 60079 standards designed to protect human life, machines and the environment. With its Simotics XP motor series, Siemens offers a range of explosion-proof motors for use in potentially explosive gas and dust-laden atmospheres. These motors are available in protection types Ex nA, Ex tb and Ex tc for use in zones 2, 21 and 22. Used in combination with Sinamics converters, the Simotics XP 1MB1 motors form a pre-tested and ideally coordinated Integrated Drive System (IDS). Benefits for the user include minimal installation costs, high availability and economical plant operation.

Siemens
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 431

High Performance Temperature Calibrators

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 GE’s 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 GE’s 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. The Dry Block calibrators cover a temperature range of -35 C to 650 C. They incorporate the latest metal block and electronic control technology to achieve accuracy to 0.2 C with a stability of 0.05 C and rapid heating and cooling to improve productivity. They offer a choice of precision-bored, interchangeable well inserts to accommodate a wide range of test devices.

The Liquid Bath temperature calibrators cover a temperature range of -35 C to 255 C. They feature a large capacity bath to accept irregularly shaped or multiple devices. The large capacity bath can be removed to allow a new bath to be inserted if the heating fluid needs to be changed. The bath has a leak-proof cover for transportation. With a stability of 0.05 C and accuracy to 0.1oC, these versatile temperature calibrators are multifunctional and can be used as a black body source and as a Dry Block with interchangeable inserts.

GE Measurement & Control
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 431

Explosion-Proof Pressure Transducers

Gems Sensors & Controls announced the global market launch of the 31EP/EA and 32EP/EA Series.

The Gems 31EP/EA and 32EP/EA Series is a family of heavy-duty explosion proof pressure transducers. They are expressly designed to withstand the more extreme environmental and pressure conditions common to oil and gas equipment applications. With reliable operation over more than 100 million cycles, the transducers provide a more robust, reliable, and cost-effective alternative than has been previously available with certain other industry solutions.

Design of the Gems 31EP/EA and 32EP/EA Series incorporates sputtered thin-film pressure sensing technology, all stainless steel wetted parts and an IP67 enclosure. Their compact design facilitates ease of installation within space constrained hazardous environments. Series transducers are offered as standard with customer choice of either CSA or ATEX hazardous area approval, along with a broad selection of pressure ports, electrical outputs, cable lengths and configurations. The designated “32 Series” of each group features higher proof pressure specifications. In addition, depending upon selected range, Series full-scale burst pressure performance can exceed 60,000 PSI (4000 bar).

Gems Sensors & Controls
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 433

Siemens Transponder

Siemens is expanding its RFID product range, Simatic RF600, with new transponders that have considerably greater memory capacities and a compact mobile read/write device. With a capacity of 4 KB, the new UHF RFID data carriers, RF622T and RF622L, enable large volumes of data to be stored on tagged objects as well as facilitating rapid access to them. They are therefore ideally suited to use in distributed configurations for example in the fields of production control, asset management and intra-logistics. Siemens is also launching the new mobile handheld reader, Simatic RF650M. This enables reliable identification of a large number of transponders at a range of up to three meters. The device is specially designed for logistics and service applications.

The FRAM memory technology (ferroelectric random access memory) of the Simatic RF622T and RF622L transponders enables high-speed writing as well as an unlimited number of write cycles. Simatic RF622L is a cost-efficient smart label which is ideally suited to the permanent identification of products. It can be individually printed from a roll, for example with plain text or additional optical codes. In contrast, the robust and hardened RF622T transponder has been designed for fixing to pallets or containers. It can be attached to metal surfaces with the optional spacer. The dimensions of the RF622T transponder are 120 x 30 x 6,5 mm, and those of the RF622L smart label are 90 x 18 x 0,5 mm. With a range of up to three meters, both offer long reading distances. The handheld reader, Simatic RF650M, features a color touch display with a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels, a rugged keypad and a large trigger button. These ensure reliable and user-friendly operation. To save space, users can fold down the RFID antenna. The device dimensions of only 147 x 60 x 39 mm mean it can easily be carried in a pocket and its low weight of only 235 g, including the rechargeable battery, allows fatigue-free use over long periods. The battery has a life of up to nine hours, ensuring that the device is supplied with power for at least the length of one shift. Users can also create their own applications for the device based on the Microsoft Windows Embedded operating system. For servicing work, the supplied RFID software can also be used for reading and writing from and to transponders. This means that transponders are easy to read or reprogram for test purposes, during maintenance work for example. The Simatic RF600 range is particularly suited to identification applications in production and logistics in which cost-effective data carriers with a long range are required.

Siemens
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 434

Ultrasonic Test Machine

The new ROWA-WT ultrasonic test machine for seamless tube and pipe from GE Measurement & Control now combines high-end signal processing with patented phased array (PA) ultrasonic technology. This allows all dimensional and wall thickness measurements to be carried out in compliance with API and EN specifications up to speeds greater than 2 metres/second, dependent on the tube diameter. The compact testing solution is seamlessly integrated into the production line and will boost the productivity of tube mills producing pipe for the oil and gas sector.

The ROWA-WT features phased array (PA) ultrasonic transducers, which are electronically controlled to provide full coverage of the tube circumference and are coupled to the surface by means of a rotating water jacket. There is no need to rotate the tube or move the transducers during testing. The machine is purpose-designed for carrying out dimensional and wall thickness measurement of seamless pipe: It measures inside and outside diameter and wall thickness, as well as checking for ovality, eccentricity inner wall deformation and laminations. It can also detect flaws to a level of 6.3, 6.0 and 3.2 mm flat bottom hole (FBH) depending on the specification. With the addition of GE’s USIP|xx electronics platform and the employment of the patented Paint Brush PA technology, all this can now be carried out at higher speeds.

The USIP|xx platform is used to digitize and evaluate the ultrasonic data from sets of phased array probes located circumferentially in the test chamber. All data within the measurement window is stored and partial sections of this data can be selected and quickly re-evaluated, using subcycling in just one pass of the machine. Wall thickness is displayed in C-scan format.

GE Measurement & Control
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 435

O&M

Products

Issue 3 and Volume 120.

Ethernet Unmanaged Switches

Antaira Technologies expanded its industrial networking infrastructure family with the introduction of the LNX-1202G-SFP and LNX-1204G-SFP series.

The LNX-1202G-SFP and LNX-1204G-SFP series are the latest 12-port industrial grade Gigabit unmanaged Ethernet switch additions to Antaira’s already expansive product line. The LNX line supports a wide power input range of 12~48VDC. Each unit is designed with all RJ45 ports supporting Gigabit Ethernet speeds to provide maximum bandwidth capabilities. The LNX-1202G-SFP series supports 10*10/100/1000Tx ports and 2*100/1000 SFP slots; whereas, the LNX-1204G-SFP series supports 8*10/100/1000Tx ports and 4*100/1000 SFP slots. The SFP fiber ports are able to support any type of fiber connection; Multi-mode or Single-mode for short or long haul applications. These SFP ports can also support dual rate speeds, meaning either 100Fx or 1000Fx fiber connections are supported.

These new switch models provide high EFT, surge (2,000VDC), and ESD (6,000VDC) protection. The devices also have a dual power input design with reverse polarity protection. Additionally, there is a built-in relay warning function to alert maintainers when power failures occur. The LNX-1202G-SFP and LNX-1204G-SFP are ideal for applications that require high bandwidth, reliability, or distance extension.

Antaira Technologies
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 400

Linear Position Sensors

Alliance Sensors Group is pleased to announce the MR Series of Linear Position Sensors for use in measuring the ram position of hydraulic and large pneumatic cylinders.

The MR Series is a drop-in form, fit, and function replacement for port-mounted magnetostrictive sensors, but with more robust construction and a lower cost of ownership, specifically targeting ram position sensing applications in industrial, mobile, or subsea hydraulic cylinders or large pneumatic actuators.

Features:

– NO MAGNET REQUIRED

– Measurement ranges from 4 to 36 inches (100 to 900 mm)

– Operates to 5000 psi or 10,000 feet (3000 m) depth

– SAE J1926-8 or ISO 6149-1 (M18) male o-ring port

– IEC IP-67 aluminum or stainless steel housing

– Contactless; no wearout

– 85 C operation (105 C option)

– DC voltage or current analog output

– SenSet™ Field Adjustable Scaling

MR Series sensors are based on a patented contactless inductive sensing technology that employs a sturdy probe construction requiring only a simple conductive tubular target or a 5/16 inch (8 mm) diameter gun-drilled hole in the cylinder rod for operation rather than needing a magnet ring or other type of special target. Although it resembles a magnetostrictive sensor with its sensor head and male o-ring port threads, an MR sensor has a shorter stroke-to-probe-length ratio and can withstand more intense shocks and vibration For applications where an MR is replacing an existing magnetostrictive sensor, the magnet ring can usually be left in place without affecting the MR sensor.

Alliance Sensors Group
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 401

Chip Resistors

The RMCG Series from Stackpole provides a surface mount thick film chip resistor that is impervious to contamination by sulfur. The RMCG Series has inner terminations that are protected by an intermediate layer of gold which is impervious to sulfur. This is superior to other anti-sulfur chips that employ only a reduced silver inner conductor. The RMCG Series offers sizes from 0402 up to 2512, resistance values from 1 ohm up to 10M, and tolerances as low as 1 percent.

Pricing for the RMCG varies with size and tolerance and ranges from $0.0175 to $0.19 each in full reel quantities.

Stackpole Electronics Inc.
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 402

High Amperage Clips

Mueller Electric Co. Inc. announced its complete range of battery, kelvinized and welding clips and clamps for high-amperage (up to 400 amps) requirements.

The rugged design of Mueller Electric high-amperage clips incorporates a heavy-duty, glass-filled polyamide handle. This makes the clips virtually indestructible. A high-impact glass filled nylon clip body also offers a cleaner aesthetic. The BU-102B clips feature serrated jaws, created from stamped 100% copperplate and the BU-102W welding jaws are machined from 100% copper slugs with serrated teeth, ensuring their reliability within welding applications. The clips have been tumble tested to withstand thousands of cycles. For added customer convenience, copper battery jaws are fully interchangeable and field replaceable. This eliminates the need to discard the entire clip after extended wear or field use.

Available in either black or red, Mueller Electric high-amperage models are offered as either the BU102B, a 300 amp rated clip; or as BU102BK, a kelvinized clip. A third version, the BU102W, is rated for 400 amps and is designed specifically for the safe grounding of welding equipment during operation. Other applications for these products include electrical power line, power grid, marine, avionics, automotive and aerospace including welding applications.

Mueller Electric Co.
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 403

Circuit Board Conformal Coatings

New Ecosonic Conformal Coating powered by Nano-VpCI represents a technological breakthrough in a new generation of circuit board conformal coatings; combining outstanding moisture intrusion prevention as well as superior corrosion resistance with Cortec’s patented Vapor phase Corrosion Inhibitor technology. It contains an optical identifier visible with UV light, assuring rapid and effective visual confirmation of proper coating on surfaces.

This high-tech nonconductive coating is designed to extend long-life performance of new and repaired electronic assemblies, especially those which are under adverse corrosion conditions such as high heat, chemicals, salt spray, moisture and atmospheric humidity. More importantly, it saves money by extending product life and reducing labor time.

The acrylic-based, VpCI coating forms a strong protective barrier against microscopic dendrite growth, termination and surface corrosion, moisture, fungus, dust and other environmental contaminants. It also enhances circuit reliability by prohibiting dangerous conditions such as leakage from high impedance circuits with high component density topography. The coating is VOC free, fast drying and easily removed with solvents for repair.

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

Data Acquisition System

Silicon Designs, Inc. (SDI) launched its Model 3340 G-Logger.

The Model 3340 is a three-channel, low cost, portable data acquisition system, offering powerful FFT analysis and display, as well as real-time acceleration and GPS data collection and viewing, all within the same compact package. It is designed to optimize the low-noise performance of all Silicon Designs single and triaxial MEMS variable capacitance accelerometers with analog output and 8-32 VDC excitation.

Model 3340 offers 16-bit data acquisition, with data rates of 1 to 10k samples per second and per axis, through each of its available input channels. Its simple and intuitive user interface is built on an NI LabVIEW platform for ease of use. Model 3340 also features real-time data acquisition and readout capabilities with live streaming; real-time pause, scroll back and rewind; SD card recording and memory storage of up to 32 GB; multi-speed recording playback; and remote operation via TCP. Although acquired data is normally written to SD card, Model 3340 users may opt to bypass, in favor of directly streaming to a host computer. Units may also be configured to collect peak event data.

The G-logger can operate either from USB power or as a stand-alone device, depending upon user requirement. In standalone mode, with USB disconnected from the host, the Model 3340 operates from either four (4) or eight (8) AA batteries. As a stand-alone device, no additional accelerometer power is required. The unit also features an external power port for conservation of battery life. Data acquisitions for the 3340 can be started and stopped either manually, via the press of a button; or automatically, via a customizable schedule. Average setup time is less than five minutes. Units occupy a highly compact footprint of just 120 mm x 103 mm x 60 mm.

Silicon Designs Inc.
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 405

Transient Detection System

Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson, introduced the latest addition to its surge protection product family-the advanced Transient Detection System. This innovative product combines the industry’s premier surge protection technology with a state-of-the-art, web-based power quality monitor. It’s the ideal choice for both protecting and monitoring critical power applications.

The new Emerson Transient Detection System allows users to monitor and track system anomalies such as transients, surges, swells, VTHDs, and features multiple alarm thresholds, including nine preset triggered alarm conditions and the capability for user-modified thresholds. Additionally, the product’s monitor measures and records the magnitude and duration of transient events, then dates and time stamps the data for detailed event logging. A multi-port serial and Ethernet connection, and an embedded webpage enable remote or on-site access of all information 24-7.

Emerson Network Power
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 407

Differential Pressure Transducers

GP:50 NY LTD introduced its Model 136/236/336 Series, a family of compact, high-accuracy differential pressure transducers.

The digitally compensated Model 136/236/336 Series can measure differential pressures as low as 20² WCD and line pressures up to 1000 PSID (69 BAR), with accuracies of up to ±0.05 percent FSO. They also feature high frequency response, as well as high shock and vibration resistance. Their compact design incorporates all-welded stainless steel parts and housings. Available digital outputs include CANbus, USB, RS-485 and RS-232. Customers may also choose from various optional accuracy, process and electrical connections. Additional pressure transducer customization and industry approvals are available upon request. Please consult the factory for details.

With its compact, corrosion-resistant design and exceptional accuracy specifications, the GP:50 Model 136/236/336 Series is ideal for a variety of testing requirements, including automotive and aircraft engine test stands; leak decay; liquefied natural gas (LNG) transport and storage; filtration; and flow and tank level measurements.

GP:50 NY LTD
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 408

Dome Camera

Axis Communications introduces the unique Axis Sharpdome technology with new AXIS Q61-E Series. The Sharpdome technology with its innovative mechanics and unique dome geometry provides full scene fidelity and amazingly sharp images in all directions. In addition, the technology enables cameras to offer the unique capability to identify objects as much as 20° above the camera horizon making these cameras also suitable for uneven terrain. The Sharpdome technology includes Axis’ unique Speed Dry function, which quickly removes water drops from the dome glass to provide sharp images in rainy weather. It also simplifies dome cleaning, allowing for more efficient methods such as high pressure cleaning.

The new camera series is one of the markets’ most compact and fastest PTZ dome cameras. They provide 30x optical zoom with up to HDTV 1080p resolution, Lightfinder technology and Wide Dynamic Range (130dB) to handle difficult lighting conditions and support electronic image stabilization, useful for getting smoother video in windy conditions.

AXIS Q61 Series cameras are the first PTZ cameras with the innovative Lightfinder technology that provides excellent colors in low-light environments. AXIS Q6114-E offers Lightfinder and HDTV 720p resolution and AXIS Q6115-E features HDTV 1080p resolution. Both models offer full resolution in 50/60 frames per second.

To assist the operator the cameras offer Advanced Gatekeeper, a feature that makes the camera automatically pan, tilt and zoom to a preset position when motion is detected in a pre-defined area and then <image004.png>it continues to track the detected object.

The compact AXIS Q6114-E/Q6115-E PTZ Dome Network Cameras offer full scene fidelity and exceptionally sharp image quality in all direction, even above the horizon. The two camera models in the AXIS Q61-E Series can be installed either indoors or in challenging outdoor environments. The durable PTZ network cameras withstand extreme climate changes thanks to Arctic Temperature Control that allows the camera to function at -50 °C (-58 °F). In addition, the cameras support automatic defog, which, when activated, automatically detects fog in the scene and digitally filters it out of view to provide clearer video.

Axis Communications
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 409

Vibrating Subfloor for Conveyor Discharge Chutes

Martin Engineering’s Vibrating Dribble Chute uses material disruption to cause tacky sludge and fines to fall from the chute wall and back into the main discharge flow. By addressing these issues, operators can experience a reduction in maintenance hours, equipment replacement and downtime, lowering the overall cost of operation.

Prompted by customer requests, Martin engineers observed that the majority of the buildup released by secondary cleaners collected at the rear of the chute mouth, where a sloped surface can trap carryback.

Comprised of three parts, a low-friction polyurethane dribble sheet, a steel mounting bracket and a powerful vibrator, the combination of mechanical disruption and the slick surface prevents material from adhering and feeds it back into the main discharge flow. When the unit is mounted into the existing chute-work, it often extends the rear configuration closer to the belt, increasing the amount of material captured and further reducing spillage.

Martin Engineering
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 410

Earplugs

Honeywell’s Howard Leight FirmFit earplugs feature a softer, more comfortable fit and better noise protection than most leading classic-style foam earplugs.

A welcome advance in classic-style foam earplugs, Howard Leight FirmFit was engineered to enhance the wearing experience for individuals who prefer a firmer fit in order to ³feel² their earplugs in their ears, and who are accustomed to the familiar cylindrical or barrel-shaped earplug.

Independent lab tests revealed the new Howard Leight FirmFit earplugs are 40 percent softer with 29 percent lower expansion pressure than most leading classic-style earplugs.

FirmFit earplugs provide effective 30 NRR dB hearing protection and are easy to roll down and insert, with plenty of time to adjust for a proper fit; bright orange in color for high-visibility identification; and available in corded and uncorded versions.

Honeywell
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 411

Combustion Analyzer

The NEW E8500 combustion analyzer is a complete portable tool for EPA compliance level emissions monitoring and testing. The E8500 is ideal for regulatory & maintenance use in boiler, burner, engine, turbine, furnace, and other combustion applications.

The E8500 Also Includes:

• Electrochemical Sensors – O2, CO, NO, NO2, SO2, H2S

• NDIR Sensors – CO2, CxHy, High CO

• Low NOx and True NOx Capable

• Real-Time PC Software Package with Bluetooth

• Wireless Remote Printer

• Internal Thermoelectric Chiller with Automatic Condensate Removal

• Stack Gas & Ambient Air Temperature Measurements

• Draft & Differential Pressure Measurements

• Efficiency, Excess Air, and CO2% Calculated Values

E Instruments International
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 412

Gigabit Ethernet Switch

Antaira Technologies expanded its industrial gigabit networking infrastructure family with the LNX-0702C-SFP series. Antaira Technologies’ LNX-0702C-SFP series is a 7-port industrial gigabit unmanaged Ethernet switch, with five RJ45 10/100Tx ports and two dual rate (100/1000) SFP slots. This series has a power consumption requiring just 6W and has a 12~48VDC high voltage power input.

The LNX-0702C-SFP series provides a high EFT, surge (2,000 VDC), and ESD (6,000VDC) protection to prevent any unregulated voltage and can support the power redundancy feature using a dual power input design with reverse polarity. There is also a built-in relay warning function to alert maintainers when power failures occur.

Antaira’s new LNX-0702C-SFP series has been designed to fulfill special needs within industrial automation, outdoor applications, and extreme ambient weather environments.

The IP30 rated LNX-0702C-SFP series is backed by a five year warranty. The units are compact, fanless, and DIN-Rail/wall mountable. Each unit is built to withstand industrial networking hazards like shock, drop, vibration, electromagnetic interference (EMI). The unit also has temperature extreme version options for either a standard temperature range (-10 to 70°C) or an extended operating temperature range (-40 to 75°C). The model series have the dimensions of 30mm (W) x 142mm (H) x 99mm (D) and a unit weight of 1.3 pounds.

Antaira Technologies
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 413

Fiber Optic Connectivity

Global connectivity solutions company HUBER+SUHNER launched its new Q-ODC-12 interface for industrial and FTTA applications. Designed to be the smallest and most robust products in their class, the new connectors also have the highest fiber density – based on the proven QN push-pull mating system. Q-ODC-12 connectors are similar in size to the two-fiber Q-ODC but can connect up to 12 fibers in a single mating step.

The Q-ODC-12 connectors have achieved outstanding results in a series of rigorous industry tests to ensure their durability and performance under extreme outdoor conditions, proving them to be extremely water-proof, dust-proof and corrosion-resistant. In particular the connectors survived 30 days’ submersion in over three meters of water and passed extended IP68 waterproof testing. They have been subjected to stringent vibration testing without suffering any performance loss.

The HUBER+SUHNER Q-ODC-12 fiber optic connectors also achieved excellent performance in the IP6X dust ingress testing and in extended IPX8 tests for water immersion.

Huber+Suhner
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 414

Internet Automation and Predictive Tools

Flowrox Smart Series products will be equipped with intelligent solutions, a transformation currently underway that will ensure connectivity via the Internet, allowing the consistent monitoring of Flowrox products and systems to maximize its customer’s uptime, reduce unplanned downtime and help guarantee spare part availability exactly when the customer needs them.

Flowrox Smart Series builds on Flowrox’s ultimate total cost of ownership and reliability, which are trademarks of its leadership in industries such as oil & gas, among others.

The embedding of Flowrox products with electronics, software, sensors and network connectivity enables the customer to collect and exchange data with the users and in some cases directly with Flowrox.

Initially, Flowrox will begin marketing its Smart Series of valves that incorporate a new series of smart sleeves and intelligent positioners with enhanced reporting and wear analysis, which will signal the customer that a valve may be heading toward failure, long before it actually fails. Smart pumps will be available later on 2016 with similar features and innovative add-ons. The Smart Series will also feature the Flowrox Malibu Platform, which will provide its customers with a visual user interface so they can track valve, pump or instrument operational parameters, including the early warning of upset conditions and product failures or reports on a product experiencing deterioration from normal wear and tear.

Flowrox
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 415

Valve Stem Packing Materials

The Garlock family of companies announces the Garlock Style 5882, a line of low-friction valve stem packing materials designed for applications within the power generation industry, and control valve applications using steam, water or air that are available in three different configurations.

Garlock Style 5882 valve stem packing combines a high-quality braided carbon fiber core with a thin PTFE shell, optimizing structural stability and low-friction qualities for smooth valve actuation properties that are vital for control valve effectiveness and confident operation.

All three options can be custom designed to fit unique dimensional requirements, and can be manufactured with carbon bushings to optimize box depth and set performance.

Garlock
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 416

Hybrid Polymer Coating

Belzona announced the launch of Belzona 3411, a solvent-free hybrid polymer coating that can be used to completely encapsulate a flanged joint to protect it from elements, exclude moisture and prevent corrosion. It also allows future access to fastenings in the event that maintenance or disassembly is required.

The complex geometry of a flanged connection means that problems such as crevice corrosion in the void between the two flange faces and galvanic corrosion where two dissimilar metals are used are common and can be severe. Since Belzona 3411 is a liquid applied two-pack system, it can therefore be used to protect any shape, size or configuration of flange. It also does not require heat or any special tools for application and is fast curing for minimum downtime.

The Belzona flange protection system is a combination of two products: Belzona 8411 forms the initial layer in direct contact with the steel substrate. This single-component product performs two functions: 1) offers corrosion-protection through the use of specially selected corrosion inhibitors, and 2) it provides a ‘release layer’ to facilitate peeling back the topcoat when access to fastenings is required.

Belzona 3411 forms the tough, elastic topcoat that completely encapsulates the flange to exclude moisture and eliminate corrosion. This two coat, two-colour system extends beyond the Belzona 8411 release layer in order to provide a bond and seal the extremities of the repair directly onto the metal substrate or existing pipe coating.

Belzona
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 417

Hypershock Safety Eyewear

Honeywell unveiled Uvex Hypershock safety eyewear, which combines premium sport-inspired style and best-in-class lens performance for maximum appeal and protection. Available in Matte Black, Smoke Brown or Clear Ice, the eyewear’s wraparound frame delivers superior coverage, while 10 lens tints offer versatility for both indoor and outdoor applications. High-performance Uvextreme Plus® lens coating delivers 10 times longer anti-fog protection and two times better scratch resistance than other anti-fog coated lenses. The eyewear is ideally suited for rugged work environments ranging from manufacturing, construction and landscaping to utilities and oil and gas.

The eyewear’s lightweight, wrap-around frame design is engineered to fit a wide range of workers while providing increased coverage, side protection and superior peripheral vision. Streamlined padded temples and a molded nosepiece deliver a secure, comfortable fit. Integrated hinge mechanisms with dual cam action promote precision operation and durability.

Uvex Hypershock lenses feature proprietary UV extreme Plus anti-fog coating for superior protection against fog and scratches. Lenses are also available with scratch-resistant hardcoat for even longer lasting protection from scuffing, scratching and a variety of chemicals. The ten available lens tints Clear Ice, Gray, Amber, SCT-Reflect 50, SCT Blue, Red Mirror, Blue Mirror, Espresso Polarized, Espresso and Gold Mirror meet the needs of nearly any lighting application. Uvex Hypershock lenses provide 99.99% UV protection.

Uvex Hypershock meets the ANSI Z87.1-2010 standard and is 100% dielectric for safe wear in environments where electrical hazards exist.

Honeywell
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 418

Instinct Safety Eyewear

Honeywell launched Uvex Instinct safety eyewear, combining military-grade impact resistance, market-leading lens coatings and premium adjustability to protect workers in virtually any environment. The sleek new style meets the U.S. military ballistic impact resistance requirement for eyewear, while advanced anti-fog and anti-scratch lens coatings significantly extend visibility and lens life. The eyewear¹s lightweight design includes a variety of comfort features and adjustments to ensure a secure fit. Uvex Instinct delivers the superior protection, performance and comfort required to stand up in the most demanding environments.

The new eyewear is certified to meet not only the ANSI Z87.1-2010 and CSA Z94.3 standards for impact protection, but also MIL-PRF-31013, CLAUSE 3.5.1.1 to provide maximum impact resistance. Uvex Instinct lenses are available with Uvextreme® Plus anti-fog coating to deliver 10 times longer anti-fog protection and two times greater scratch resistance than other anti-fog coated lenses for high performance in hot, humid and dirty environments.* Lenses are also available with advanced Supra-Dura anti-scratch coating, which lasts five times longer than competing coatings, extending lens life in rugged, high-particulate environments. With seven available lens tints Clear, Gray, Amber, Blue Mirror, SCT-Reflect 50, SCT-Gray and SCT- Low IR Uvex Instinct is versatile enough to meet the needs of nearly any lighting application.

The eyewear’s dual seven-base wraparound design affords uncompromised peripheral vision, while innovative ratcheting temples adjust lens inclination up to 15 degrees for a customized fit. The fully-integrated, cushioned browguard comfortably diffuses and deflects impact energy, while soft, flexible fingers on the nosepiece minimize slippage. Slim, curved temples provide a secure fit with minimal tension around the ears while padded temple tips cushion the delicate areas above and behind the ear for added comfort and retention.

Honeywell
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 419

Handheld Irradiance Meter

Megger offers the PVM210, a new handheld irradiance meter that aids in locating the most appropriate site to place solar panels.

Designed with both the solar detector and meter inside the unit, the PVM210 provides solar/photovoltaic engineers with a pocket-sized instrument that is easy-to-use and can be held with just one hand while working on a sloping roof or atop a ladder.

The PVM210 includes an easy-to-read 3-3/4 digits LCD with a measurement range up to 1999 W/m², providing fast and accurate solar power readings. The unit’s data hold feature allows the user to freeze the display to read measurements easily and clearly.

Once solar panel installation is complete, Megger’s new irradiance meter can verify the stated short circuit current in conjunction with a compatible multimeter or clampmeter.

The PVM210 features a universal camera thread to allow accurate positioning and precise measurements and an automatic on/off to prolong battery life. A calibration certificate is included with each device.

Megger
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 420

Intelligent Metering Pump

SEEPEX announced its Intelligent Metering Pump (IMP).

The new IMP design incorporates an Electronic Programming Module (EPM) memory chip on which parameters can be pre-configured. This makes replacement of a drive simple, quick and accurate. Simply insert the EPM chip from a previous drive into the new one for no downtime between stop and startups. A drive reset to factory default or customer settings takes no time at all. When the EPM equipped drive is used on a line containing multiple drives with identical setup, programming the entire line takes just minutes.

Each unit has a keypad on the controller lid equipped with operator elements for H-O-A selection, manual speed control, display of pump speed/RPM or flow, fault indication and the ability to change factory settings. Various accessories can easily be connected to the drive via the control terminals on the terminal strip inside the controller. A control module is also available as an option but it isn’t needed when accessories are wired directly to the terminal strip.

The IMP design is available for SEEPEX MD metering and BW1 and BW2 wobble pump sizes and compliments SEEPEX’s comprehensive line of pre-engineered chemical metering systems. SEEPEX chemical metering systems are for simple plug and play installation.

SEEPEX MD
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 421

Planetary Gear Units

Siemens has widened its portfolio of planetary gear units. The Planurex 3 is available in ten sizes, with a torque range from 1,700 to 5,450 kNm. This raises the highest torque in the standard modular system from the previous 2,600 kNm up to 5,450 kNm. The size grading is harmonized to reduce the jump in power ratings between different sizes. This makes a suitable torque and a suitable transmission ratio available for almost every application. The gear units also have the highest efficiency in their class. This has been achieved by increasing the torque density (Nm/kg) by an average of 17.2 percent in comparison to the previous series. A compact design enables space-saving, high transmission ratios to be achieved. This not only reduces the weight, but also the stress on the gear unit and application. Planurex 3 is part of an Integrated Drive System (IDS), which is available as a complete solution, comprising motor, gear unit and coupling, combined with an oil supply system. The integrated drive system facilitates economic, efficient plant operation, as the components are perfectly matched to one another.

The technologically further developed Flender Planurex series 3 replaces the Planurex 2 planetary gear unit series, initially in the XL range up to 5,450 kNm. The harmonized size grading across the entire torque range allows better dimensioning of the gear units. Thanks to their ruggedness, all sizes of the new planetary gear unit can absorb peak loads up to twice their nominal torque. Siemens has also extended the warranty on the Planurex 3, and shortened its delivery times. Planetary gear units are primarily installed where high output ranges are required in limited space. They are typically used as roller press and central drives for tube mills in mines and cement plants.

Siemens
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 422

Baseplate Cooled Power Supply

Stadium Power announces the availability of the CBM100S baseplate cooled ultra-compact 100W output power supply series. The industry standard full-brick sized power module measures just 17mm high and will deliver a full output without fan cooling. Typical applications include military COTS power solutions, rugged industrial and instrumentation systems.

The CMB100S series from Stadium Power has a universal input range from 90~264Vac, active power factor correction (PFC) meeting EN61000-3-2, high efficiency up to 91%, high power density up to 14.8W per cubic inch and low standby power consumption of <0.5W. The CMB100S has an operating temperature range from -20 to +85°C, MTBF >100,000 h @ 25°C (MIL-HDBK-217F), meets EN55022 Class B, features over temperature, over voltage protection and over current protection and has CE, UL, cUL and TUV safety agency approvals.

Standard output voltages available for the CBMS100S power supply series are 12, 24, 28, 36 and 48Vdc.

Stadium Power
Info http://powereng.hotism.com RS#: 423

Hand-Held Pressure Calibrator

GE Measurement & Control announced the DPI 611 hand-held pressure calibrator from the GE Druck family of products that builds on the legacy of the DPI 610, which has long been acknowledged as the industrial workhorse of pressure test and calibration. A robust and easy-to-use device, it is twice as efficient at generating pressure, half the size of its predecessor, and has twice the pressure accuracy and three times better electrical accuracy. The DPI 611 is the latest addition to GE’s integrated calibration and communication solutions platform and are designed for use throughout the process, oil and gas, power generation and general engineering sectors.

The new instrument is the first dedicated pressure calibrator to feature swipe screen touch technology. Its intuitive screen interface displays a comprehensive application dashboard, and a task menu allows simple, three-touch set-up for any pressure test or calibration. A “Favorites” facility also enables quick access to frequently used tasks and custom configurations, which are easily stored. Results are displayed on the large screen and can be documented in 8 GB of user memory. The instrument can automate processes to significantly reduce calibration times by running pre-defined procedures, calculating errors and reporting PASS/FAIL errors. The DPI 611 integrates seamlessly with leading calibration and maintenance software, including 4Sight from GE, to help maintain compliance with industry standards and regulations and improve process and operational efficiency.

The DPI 611 retains the comprehensive electrical measurement and sourcing capabilities of the DPI 610 and includes a 10VDC regulated supply and 24V loop power but is three times more accurate. However, it is in pressure generation where it demonstrates truly significant improvements. Its mechanical pressure-generating system eliminates the pitfalls of electro-mechanical devices and has been totally redesigned to create 95 percent vacuum or generate maximum pressure of 20bar/300psi in just 30 seconds, while holding the instrument in one hand or on a table top.

GE Measurement & Control
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 424

Pressure Reducing Regulator

The BelGAS division of Marsh Bellofram Corp., launched the Type 95H large capacity direct operating pressure reducing regulator.

Available in three different spring ranges, the compact Type 95H offers a field-proven design, rugged construction, ease of operation, set pressures, and leak tight operation. Users may select either an iron, steel or stainless steel body (1/2-inch to 1-inch sizes); a metal or elastomeric diaphragm; various orifice seat materials; and from several unique end connections. The regulators are designed to handle outlet pressures from 5 to 150 psig (0.35 to 10.3 bar) and temperatures up to +650°F (+343°C). Outlet pressure is regulated via spring force mechanism. The Type 95H can also serve as a high-reliability drop-in replacement for legacy industry regulators, with full interchangeability of parts and full in-line maintenance capabilities. Units are also easy to maintain and repair, with regulator rebuild kits available for order upon customer request.

All BelGAS Type 95H large capacity direct operating pressure reducing regulators are 100 percent made in the USA at the ISO9001 certified Marsh Bellofram Corp. global corporate headquarters in Newell, West Virginia. They are individually factory tested prior to shipment and are supported worldwide by an extensive sales and distribution network. Standard lead-time for the BelGAS Type 95H is just ten days, with expedited delivery available upon request. With their rugged construction and reliability, Type 95H pressure reducing regulators are especially ideal for oil & gas, pulp and paper, power, process gases, refining, steam, chemical processing and liquid flow monitoring applications.

BelGAS
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 425

High Voltage Resistors

Stackpole has expanded and improved its MG Series thru hole metal glaze high voltage resistors.

The value range for all sizes has been expanded to include values from 1K ohm up to 1G ohm. In addition, working voltages have been improved and now range from 1.6KV for the 14-watt size to 7KV for the 2W and mini 3W sizes. Metal glaze technology provides an inherently moisture proof resistive element and is less expensive than many other high voltage resistor types.

Stackpole Electronics Inc.
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 426

Sealed Eyewear

Honeywell introduced today Uvex Tirade sealed eyewear, designed to provide protection in high particulate environments. The eyewear’s large unilens design offers a wide field of unobstructed peripheral vision while its soft foam subframe ensures a comfortable, gap-free fit. Available in a variety of lens tints and Uvextra anti-fog lens coating, Uvex Tirade is a cost-effective solution for indoor and outdoor use where dust, dirt and debris present the risk of eye injury.

The style’s molded, closed-cell foam easily conforms to the face for a comfortable, gap-free fit, while indirect ventilation channels on the foam and subframe provide superior dust filtration to keep debris out of the eyes. A quick-release hinge system that converts easily from temples to headband and a removable foam subframe allow workers to wear the eyewear as a traditional spectacle in environments where airborne debris is not present.

Lenses are available in five lens tints Clear, Gray, Amber, Silver Mirror and SCT-Reflect 50 and come with Uvextra anti-fog lens coating to reduce fogging and prolong clear visibility. The eyewear features a 100 percent non-conductive dielectric design that is safe for use in environments where accidental exposure to electrical charge is possible. Uvex Tirade meets ANSI Z87.1-2010 and is certified to the requirements of the CSA Z94.3 standard, both with and without the foam subframe in place.

Honeywell Safety Products
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 427

Reaction Torque Sensor

SensorData Technologies announced the global market introduction of its Model T120 Flange Reaction Torque Sensor.

Special features of the Model T120 include “best in class” high torsional stiffness, along with the industry’s most compact and lightweight torque sensor design. The higher stiffness of the Model T120 offers substantial increases in overhung moments, shear weight and maximum thrust. Units feature a 2-inch diameter, overall length of 1.75-inches and total weight of less than 1 pound. This reduced size and weight allows for added ease and flexibility of installation at either the driver, or absorber end, of the measurement chain.

SensorData Model T120 reaction torque sensors are available in five unique ranges (50, 100, 200, 500 and 1K lb-in), with a typical rated output of 2 mV/V. Their sensing transduction technology utilizes a full bridge-sensing element with integral temperature compensation, making possible tight zero and sensitivity shifts of only 0.002% of load/F. The non-linearity, hysteresis and overall accuracy specifications of the Model T120 are 0.10% of rated output, with repeatability rated at 0.05% of output. The maximum load of 200% of rated torque capacity will not cause a permanent shift in performance characteristics.

External AC carrier or DC strain gage signal conditioning electronics, such as the SensorData i200, are recommended for use along with the Model T120. In addition, SensorData is also able to calibrate the Model T120 together with customer-supplied electronics for a fee. Please consult the factory for details.

Typical applications for the Model T120 include high-accuracy non-rotating torque measurements of motors, pumps, compressors, tire braking, as well as a variety of twisting measurements.

SensorData Technologies
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 428

Electronic Flow Sensors

Gems Sensors & Controls announced its complete range of RotorFlow sensors, now available for immediate online order as standard catalog product.

Gems RotorFlow is a family of electronic flow sensors with available measurement ranges from 0.1 GPM to 60.0 GPM (0.4 LPM to 227 LPM). The Gems RotorFlow line features a unique paddlewheel design, which combines high-visibility composite rotors and durable solid-state electronics. These high-quality components are packaged together within compact, panel mounted inline housings, with customer choice of high-performance plastic, brass or stainless steel construction. Units are easy-to-use, install, and maintain, and offer an unprecedented industry price-to-performance ratio.

RotorFlow sensors are organized into three distinct types. These include Switch (RFS), Output (RFO and RFA) (DC and analog), and Indicator (RFI) Types. RFS Types allow for specific flow set point switching, which is fully adjustable over the specified flow range. The dynamic operation of the electronic rotor itself prevents jamming and false actuation. Once set to a desired actuation point, an RFS Type sensor will switch to a “no-flow” condition, should a rotor stop moving. A local LED signals when a set point has been reached.

Gems RotorFlow RFO and RFA Type sensors offer flow rate measurement accuracy and integral visual indication. They are easily integrated into most digital logic units. RFO Types provide a 4.5 to 24 VDC pulsed DC voltage output that is directly proportional to measured flow rate, while RFA Types provide a continuous 0-10 VDC analog output. For customers needing simple visual indication, RFI Types offer effective, “at-a-glance” flow rate estimation and confirmation, with easy viewing of the run speed of the brightly orange colored, single-piece composite rotor. RFI Types are available with choice of either a DC pulsed or an adjustable 1 amp switched output.

Typical applications for Gems RotorFlow sensors include chillers and heat exchangers, water injection systems, chemical metering equipment, semiconductor processing equipment and robotic welding equipment.

Gems Sensors & Controls
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 429

Industrial Serial Device Servers

Antaira Technologies introduced its advanced version STE-708 and STE-716 Industrial Serial Device Server series that encompasses device server network redundancy and zero data loss redundancy feature solutions.

Antaira Technologies’ new STE-7xx series is a 1U 19-inch rackmount type designed serial-to-Ethernet device server designed to transmit any standard serial RS232 or RS422/485 data through the ubiquitous TCP/IP Ethernet based network. This series comes with optional models supporting 8 (STE-708) or 16 (STE-716) serial COM ports with 2.5KV serial optical isolation protection for serial data. The new STE-708 and STE-716 are embedded with dual independent IP address LAN (10/100Tx) ports to support any mission critical application with built-in dual subnet mode to execute a data redundancy solution. The device servers can also be connected directly to a redundancy network infrastructure by accessing RSTP or ERPS ring protocol function.

An LCM (Liquid Crystal Monitor) is installed on the front panel of the unit that can be used to display the unit information and perform basic configurations. This product series has different optional models to support 100~240VAC or 24/48VDC power input and each model version provides extended operating temperature support of -20° to 70° C.

The STE-708 and STE-716 series can be configured via a user-friendly web console, windows utility software, or Telnet command line through the serial console (RS232 DB9 male) port in front of the unit. The devices support a serial data throughput rate of up to 921.6Kbps, and serial operation modes with Virtual COM, TCP/UDP Server/Client, and Tunneling solutions. The built-in software features event and email alert settings that can be set up to send out alert emails if any particular event occurs. It also provides the data log settings for the system, COM, and event to the unit’s local flash or remote log servers. Furthermore, the advanced settings provide flexibility to setup each serial port’s TCP timeout interval and allow a user to change serial data packet transmission by time period or character type.

The STE-708 and STE-716 series has an IP30 rugged metal case design and is built to withstand industrial networking hazards like shock, drop, vibration, electromagnetic interference and temperature extremes (-20° to 70° C). The dimensions of the unit measure 436 mm x 43.5 mm x 200mm and the unit weight is 3200g (7.0lbs).

Antaira Technologies
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 430

Explosion-Proof Motors

The Sizer engineering tool for Siemens drives can be used to ascertain the operating data of Simotics XP 1MB1 motors used with the approved Sinamics converters. Energy-efficient, reliable converter-fed motor operation is possible in an output range of 0.09 to 200 kilowatts.

Motors used in potentially explosive environments such as the chemical and petrochemical, oil and gas industries have to comply with IEC EN 60079 standards designed to protect human life, machines and the environment. With its Simotics XP motor series, Siemens offers a range of explosion-proof motors for use in potentially explosive gas and dust-laden atmospheres. These motors are available in protection types Ex nA, Ex tb and Ex tc for use in zones 2, 21 and 22. Used in combination with Sinamics converters, the Simotics XP 1MB1 motors form a pre-tested and ideally coordinated Integrated Drive System (IDS). Benefits for the user include minimal installation costs, high availability and economical plant operation.

Siemens
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 431

High Performance Temperature Calibrators

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 GE’s 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 GE’s 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. The Dry Block calibrators cover a temperature range of -35 C to 650 C. They incorporate the latest metal block and electronic control technology to achieve accuracy to 0.2 C with a stability of 0.05 C and rapid heating and cooling to improve productivity. They offer a choice of precision-bored, interchangeable well inserts to accommodate a wide range of test devices.

The Liquid Bath temperature calibrators cover a temperature range of -35 C to 255 C. They feature a large capacity bath to accept irregularly shaped or multiple devices. The large capacity bath can be removed to allow a new bath to be inserted if the heating fluid needs to be changed. The bath has a leak-proof cover for transportation. With a stability of 0.05 C and accuracy to 0.1oC, these versatile temperature calibrators are multifunctional and can be used as a black body source and as a Dry Block with interchangeable inserts.

GE Measurement & Control
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 431

Explosion-Proof Pressure Transducers

Gems Sensors & Controls announced the global market launch of the 31EP/EA and 32EP/EA Series.

The Gems 31EP/EA and 32EP/EA Series is a family of heavy-duty explosion proof pressure transducers. They are expressly designed to withstand the more extreme environmental and pressure conditions common to oil and gas equipment applications. With reliable operation over more than 100 million cycles, the transducers provide a more robust, reliable, and cost-effective alternative than has been previously available with certain other industry solutions.

Design of the Gems 31EP/EA and 32EP/EA Series incorporates sputtered thin-film pressure sensing technology, all stainless steel wetted parts and an IP67 enclosure. Their compact design facilitates ease of installation within space constrained hazardous environments. Series transducers are offered as standard with customer choice of either CSA or ATEX hazardous area approval, along with a broad selection of pressure ports, electrical outputs, cable lengths and configurations. The designated “32 Series” of each group features higher proof pressure specifications. In addition, depending upon selected range, Series full-scale burst pressure performance can exceed 60,000 PSI (4000 bar).

Gems Sensors & Controls
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 433

Siemens Transponder

Siemens is expanding its RFID product range, Simatic RF600, with new transponders that have considerably greater memory capacities and a compact mobile read/write device. With a capacity of 4 KB, the new UHF RFID data carriers, RF622T and RF622L, enable large volumes of data to be stored on tagged objects as well as facilitating rapid access to them. They are therefore ideally suited to use in distributed configurations for example in the fields of production control, asset management and intra-logistics. Siemens is also launching the new mobile handheld reader, Simatic RF650M. This enables reliable identification of a large number of transponders at a range of up to three meters. The device is specially designed for logistics and service applications.

The FRAM memory technology (ferroelectric random access memory) of the Simatic RF622T and RF622L transponders enables high-speed writing as well as an unlimited number of write cycles. Simatic RF622L is a cost-efficient smart label which is ideally suited to the permanent identification of products. It can be individually printed from a roll, for example with plain text or additional optical codes. In contrast, the robust and hardened RF622T transponder has been designed for fixing to pallets or containers. It can be attached to metal surfaces with the optional spacer. The dimensions of the RF622T transponder are 120 x 30 x 6,5 mm, and those of the RF622L smart label are 90 x 18 x 0,5 mm. With a range of up to three meters, both offer long reading distances. The handheld reader, Simatic RF650M, features a color touch display with a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels, a rugged keypad and a large trigger button. These ensure reliable and user-friendly operation. To save space, users can fold down the RFID antenna. The device dimensions of only 147 x 60 x 39 mm mean it can easily be carried in a pocket and its low weight of only 235 g, including the rechargeable battery, allows fatigue-free use over long periods. The battery has a life of up to nine hours, ensuring that the device is supplied with power for at least the length of one shift. Users can also create their own applications for the device based on the Microsoft Windows Embedded operating system. For servicing work, the supplied RFID software can also be used for reading and writing from and to transponders. This means that transponders are easy to read or reprogram for test purposes, during maintenance work for example. The Simatic RF600 range is particularly suited to identification applications in production and logistics in which cost-effective data carriers with a long range are required.

Siemens
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 434

Ultrasonic Test Machine

The new ROWA-WT ultrasonic test machine for seamless tube and pipe from GE Measurement & Control now combines high-end signal processing with patented phased array (PA) ultrasonic technology. This allows all dimensional and wall thickness measurements to be carried out in compliance with API and EN specifications up to speeds greater than 2 metres/second, dependent on the tube diameter. The compact testing solution is seamlessly integrated into the production line and will boost the productivity of tube mills producing pipe for the oil and gas sector.

The ROWA-WT features phased array (PA) ultrasonic transducers, which are electronically controlled to provide full coverage of the tube circumference and are coupled to the surface by means of a rotating water jacket. There is no need to rotate the tube or move the transducers during testing. The machine is purpose-designed for carrying out dimensional and wall thickness measurement of seamless pipe: It measures inside and outside diameter and wall thickness, as well as checking for ovality, eccentricity inner wall deformation and laminations. It can also detect flaws to a level of 6.3, 6.0 and 3.2 mm flat bottom hole (FBH) depending on the specification. With the addition of GE’s USIP|xx electronics platform and the employment of the patented Paint Brush PA technology, all this can now be carried out at higher speeds.

The USIP|xx platform is used to digitize and evaluate the ultrasonic data from sets of phased array probes located circumferentially in the test chamber. All data within the measurement window is stored and partial sections of this data can be selected and quickly re-evaluated, using subcycling in just one pass of the machine. Wall thickness is displayed in C-scan format.

GE Measurement & Control
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 435

O&M

Products

Issue 1 and Volume 120.

Ethernet Unmanaged Switches

Antaira Technologies expanded its industrial networking infrastructure family with the introduction of the LNX-1202G-SFP and LNX-1204G-SFP series.

The LNX-1202G-SFP and LNX-1204G-SFP series are the latest 12-port industrial grade Gigabit unmanaged Ethernet switch additions to Antaira’s already expansive product line. The LNX line supports a wide power input range of 12~48VDC. Each unit is designed with all RJ45 ports supporting Gigabit Ethernet speeds to provide maximum bandwidth capabilities. The LNX-1202G-SFP series supports 10*10/100/1000Tx ports and 2*100/1000 SFP slots; whereas, the LNX-1204G-SFP series supports 8*10/100/1000Tx ports and 4*100/1000 SFP slots. The SFP fiber ports are able to support any type of fiber connection; Multi-mode or Single-mode for short or long haul applications. These SFP ports can also support dual rate speeds, meaning either 100Fx or 1000Fx fiber connections are supported.

These new switch models provide high EFT, surge (2,000VDC), and ESD (6,000VDC) protection. The devices also have a dual power input design with reverse polarity protection. Additionally, there is a built-in relay warning function to alert maintainers when power failures occur. The LNX-1202G-SFP and LNX-1204G-SFP are ideal for applications that require high bandwidth, reliability, or distance extension.

Antaira Technologies
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 400

Linear Position Sensors

Alliance Sensors Group is pleased to announce the MR Series of Linear Position Sensors for use in measuring the ram position of hydraulic and large pneumatic cylinders.

The MR Series is a drop-in form, fit, and function replacement for port-mounted magnetostrictive sensors, but with more robust construction and a lower cost of ownership, specifically targeting ram position sensing applications in industrial, mobile, or subsea hydraulic cylinders or large pneumatic actuators.

Features:

– NO MAGNET REQUIRED

– Measurement ranges from 4 to 36 inches (100 to 900 mm)

– Operates to 5000 psi or 10,000 feet (3000 m) depth

– SAE J1926-8 or ISO 6149-1 (M18) male o-ring port

– IEC IP-67 aluminum or stainless steel housing

– Contactless; no wearout

– 85 C operation (105 C option)

– DC voltage or current analog output

– SenSet™ Field Adjustable Scaling

MR Series sensors are based on a patented contactless inductive sensing technology that employs a sturdy probe construction requiring only a simple conductive tubular target or a 5/16 inch (8 mm) diameter gun-drilled hole in the cylinder rod for operation rather than needing a magnet ring or other type of special target. Although it resembles a magnetostrictive sensor with its sensor head and male o-ring port threads, an MR sensor has a shorter stroke-to-probe-length ratio and can withstand more intense shocks and vibration For applications where an MR is replacing an existing magnetostrictive sensor, the magnet ring can usually be left in place without affecting the MR sensor.

Alliance Sensors Group
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 401

Chip Resistors

The RMCG Series from Stackpole provides a surface mount thick film chip resistor that is impervious to contamination by sulfur. The RMCG Series has inner terminations that are protected by an intermediate layer of gold which is impervious to sulfur. This is superior to other anti-sulfur chips that employ only a reduced silver inner conductor. The RMCG Series offers sizes from 0402 up to 2512, resistance values from 1 ohm up to 10M, and tolerances as low as 1 percent.

Pricing for the RMCG varies with size and tolerance and ranges from $0.0175 to $0.19 each in full reel quantities.

Stackpole Electronics Inc.
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 402

High Amperage Clips

Mueller Electric Co. Inc. announced its complete range of battery, kelvinized and welding clips and clamps for high-amperage (up to 400 amps) requirements.

The rugged design of Mueller Electric high-amperage clips incorporates a heavy-duty, glass-filled polyamide handle. This makes the clips virtually indestructible. A high-impact glass filled nylon clip body also offers a cleaner aesthetic. The BU-102B clips feature serrated jaws, created from stamped 100% copperplate and the BU-102W welding jaws are machined from 100% copper slugs with serrated teeth, ensuring their reliability within welding applications. The clips have been tumble tested to withstand thousands of cycles. For added customer convenience, copper battery jaws are fully interchangeable and field replaceable. This eliminates the need to discard the entire clip after extended wear or field use.

Available in either black or red, Mueller Electric high-amperage models are offered as either the BU102B, a 300 amp rated clip; or as BU102BK, a kelvinized clip. A third version, the BU102W, is rated for 400 amps and is designed specifically for the safe grounding of welding equipment during operation. Other applications for these products include electrical power line, power grid, marine, avionics, automotive and aerospace including welding applications.

Mueller Electric Co.
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 403

Circuit Board Conformal Coatings

New Ecosonic Conformal Coating powered by Nano-VpCI represents a technological breakthrough in a new generation of circuit board conformal coatings; combining outstanding moisture intrusion prevention as well as superior corrosion resistance with Cortec’s patented Vapor phase Corrosion Inhibitor technology. It contains an optical identifier visible with UV light, assuring rapid and effective visual confirmation of proper coating on surfaces.

This high-tech nonconductive coating is designed to extend long-life performance of new and repaired electronic assemblies, especially those which are under adverse corrosion conditions such as high heat, chemicals, salt spray, moisture and atmospheric humidity. More importantly, it saves money by extending product life and reducing labor time.

The acrylic-based, VpCI coating forms a strong protective barrier against microscopic dendrite growth, termination and surface corrosion, moisture, fungus, dust and other environmental contaminants. It also enhances circuit reliability by prohibiting dangerous conditions such as leakage from high impedance circuits with high component density topography. The coating is VOC free, fast drying and easily removed with solvents for repair.

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

Data Acquisition System

Silicon Designs, Inc. (SDI) launched its Model 3340 G-Logger.

The Model 3340 is a three-channel, low cost, portable data acquisition system, offering powerful FFT analysis and display, as well as real-time acceleration and GPS data collection and viewing, all within the same compact package. It is designed to optimize the low-noise performance of all Silicon Designs single and triaxial MEMS variable capacitance accelerometers with analog output and 8-32 VDC excitation.

Model 3340 offers 16-bit data acquisition, with data rates of 1 to 10k samples per second and per axis, through each of its available input channels. Its simple and intuitive user interface is built on an NI LabVIEW platform for ease of use. Model 3340 also features real-time data acquisition and readout capabilities with live streaming; real-time pause, scroll back and rewind; SD card recording and memory storage of up to 32 GB; multi-speed recording playback; and remote operation via TCP. Although acquired data is normally written to SD card, Model 3340 users may opt to bypass, in favor of directly streaming to a host computer. Units may also be configured to collect peak event data.

The G-logger can operate either from USB power or as a stand-alone device, depending upon user requirement. In standalone mode, with USB disconnected from the host, the Model 3340 operates from either four (4) or eight (8) AA batteries. As a stand-alone device, no additional accelerometer power is required. The unit also features an external power port for conservation of battery life. Data acquisitions for the 3340 can be started and stopped either manually, via the press of a button; or automatically, via a customizable schedule. Average setup time is less than five minutes. Units occupy a highly compact footprint of just 120 mm x 103 mm x 60 mm.

Silicon Designs Inc.
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 405

Transient Detection System

Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson, introduced the latest addition to its surge protection product family-the advanced Transient Detection System. This innovative product combines the industry’s premier surge protection technology with a state-of-the-art, web-based power quality monitor. It’s the ideal choice for both protecting and monitoring critical power applications.

The new Emerson Transient Detection System allows users to monitor and track system anomalies such as transients, surges, swells, VTHDs, and features multiple alarm thresholds, including nine preset triggered alarm conditions and the capability for user-modified thresholds. Additionally, the product’s monitor measures and records the magnitude and duration of transient events, then dates and time stamps the data for detailed event logging. A multi-port serial and Ethernet connection, and an embedded webpage enable remote or on-site access of all information 24-7.

Emerson Network Power
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 407

Differential Pressure Transducers

GP:50 NY LTD introduced its Model 136/236/336 Series, a family of compact, high-accuracy differential pressure transducers.

The digitally compensated Model 136/236/336 Series can measure differential pressures as low as 20² WCD and line pressures up to 1000 PSID (69 BAR), with accuracies of up to ±0.05 percent FSO. They also feature high frequency response, as well as high shock and vibration resistance. Their compact design incorporates all-welded stainless steel parts and housings. Available digital outputs include CANbus, USB, RS-485 and RS-232. Customers may also choose from various optional accuracy, process and electrical connections. Additional pressure transducer customization and industry approvals are available upon request. Please consult the factory for details.

With its compact, corrosion-resistant design and exceptional accuracy specifications, the GP:50 Model 136/236/336 Series is ideal for a variety of testing requirements, including automotive and aircraft engine test stands; leak decay; liquefied natural gas (LNG) transport and storage; filtration; and flow and tank level measurements.

GP:50 NY LTD
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 408

Dome Camera

Axis Communications introduces the unique Axis Sharpdome technology with new AXIS Q61-E Series. The Sharpdome technology with its innovative mechanics and unique dome geometry provides full scene fidelity and amazingly sharp images in all directions. In addition, the technology enables cameras to offer the unique capability to identify objects as much as 20° above the camera horizon making these cameras also suitable for uneven terrain. The Sharpdome technology includes Axis’ unique Speed Dry function, which quickly removes water drops from the dome glass to provide sharp images in rainy weather. It also simplifies dome cleaning, allowing for more efficient methods such as high pressure cleaning.

The new camera series is one of the markets’ most compact and fastest PTZ dome cameras. They provide 30x optical zoom with up to HDTV 1080p resolution, Lightfinder technology and Wide Dynamic Range (130dB) to handle difficult lighting conditions and support electronic image stabilization, useful for getting smoother video in windy conditions.

AXIS Q61 Series cameras are the first PTZ cameras with the innovative Lightfinder technology that provides excellent colors in low-light environments. AXIS Q6114-E offers Lightfinder and HDTV 720p resolution and AXIS Q6115-E features HDTV 1080p resolution. Both models offer full resolution in 50/60 frames per second.

To assist the operator the cameras offer Advanced Gatekeeper, a feature that makes the camera automatically pan, tilt and zoom to a preset position when motion is detected in a pre-defined area and then <image004.png>it continues to track the detected object.

The compact AXIS Q6114-E/Q6115-E PTZ Dome Network Cameras offer full scene fidelity and exceptionally sharp image quality in all direction, even above the horizon. The two camera models in the AXIS Q61-E Series can be installed either indoors or in challenging outdoor environments. The durable PTZ network cameras withstand extreme climate changes thanks to Arctic Temperature Control that allows the camera to function at -50 °C (-58 °F). In addition, the cameras support automatic defog, which, when activated, automatically detects fog in the scene and digitally filters it out of view to provide clearer video.

Axis Communications
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 409

Vibrating Subfloor for Conveyor Discharge Chutes

Martin Engineering’s Vibrating Dribble Chute uses material disruption to cause tacky sludge and fines to fall from the chute wall and back into the main discharge flow. By addressing these issues, operators can experience a reduction in maintenance hours, equipment replacement and downtime, lowering the overall cost of operation.

Prompted by customer requests, Martin engineers observed that the majority of the buildup released by secondary cleaners collected at the rear of the chute mouth, where a sloped surface can trap carryback.

Comprised of three parts, a low-friction polyurethane dribble sheet, a steel mounting bracket and a powerful vibrator, the combination of mechanical disruption and the slick surface prevents material from adhering and feeds it back into the main discharge flow. When the unit is mounted into the existing chute-work, it often extends the rear configuration closer to the belt, increasing the amount of material captured and further reducing spillage.

Martin Engineering
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 410

Earplugs

Honeywell’s Howard Leight FirmFit earplugs feature a softer, more comfortable fit and better noise protection than most leading classic-style foam earplugs.

A welcome advance in classic-style foam earplugs, Howard Leight FirmFit was engineered to enhance the wearing experience for individuals who prefer a firmer fit in order to ³feel² their earplugs in their ears, and who are accustomed to the familiar cylindrical or barrel-shaped earplug.

Independent lab tests revealed the new Howard Leight FirmFit earplugs are 40 percent softer with 29 percent lower expansion pressure than most leading classic-style earplugs.

FirmFit earplugs provide effective 30 NRR dB hearing protection and are easy to roll down and insert, with plenty of time to adjust for a proper fit; bright orange in color for high-visibility identification; and available in corded and uncorded versions.

Honeywell
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 411

Combustion Analyzer

The NEW E8500 combustion analyzer is a complete portable tool for EPA compliance level emissions monitoring and testing. The E8500 is ideal for regulatory & maintenance use in boiler, burner, engine, turbine, furnace, and other combustion applications.

The E8500 Also Includes:

• Electrochemical Sensors – O2, CO, NO, NO2, SO2, H2S

• NDIR Sensors – CO2, CxHy, High CO

• Low NOx and True NOx Capable

• Real-Time PC Software Package with Bluetooth

• Wireless Remote Printer

• Internal Thermoelectric Chiller with Automatic Condensate Removal

• Stack Gas & Ambient Air Temperature Measurements

• Draft & Differential Pressure Measurements

• Efficiency, Excess Air, and CO2% Calculated Values

E Instruments International
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 412

Gigabit Ethernet Switch

Antaira Technologies expanded its industrial gigabit networking infrastructure family with the LNX-0702C-SFP series. Antaira Technologies’ LNX-0702C-SFP series is a 7-port industrial gigabit unmanaged Ethernet switch, with five RJ45 10/100Tx ports and two dual rate (100/1000) SFP slots. This series has a power consumption requiring just 6W and has a 12~48VDC high voltage power input.

The LNX-0702C-SFP series provides a high EFT, surge (2,000 VDC), and ESD (6,000VDC) protection to prevent any unregulated voltage and can support the power redundancy feature using a dual power input design with reverse polarity. There is also a built-in relay warning function to alert maintainers when power failures occur.

Antaira’s new LNX-0702C-SFP series has been designed to fulfill special needs within industrial automation, outdoor applications, and extreme ambient weather environments.

The IP30 rated LNX-0702C-SFP series is backed by a five year warranty. The units are compact, fanless, and DIN-Rail/wall mountable. Each unit is built to withstand industrial networking hazards like shock, drop, vibration, electromagnetic interference (EMI). The unit also has temperature extreme version options for either a standard temperature range (-10 to 70°C) or an extended operating temperature range (-40 to 75°C). The model series have the dimensions of 30mm (W) x 142mm (H) x 99mm (D) and a unit weight of 1.3 pounds.

Antaira Technologies
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 413

Fiber Optic Connectivity

Global connectivity solutions company HUBER+SUHNER launched its new Q-ODC-12 interface for industrial and FTTA applications. Designed to be the smallest and most robust products in their class, the new connectors also have the highest fiber density – based on the proven QN push-pull mating system. Q-ODC-12 connectors are similar in size to the two-fiber Q-ODC but can connect up to 12 fibers in a single mating step.

The Q-ODC-12 connectors have achieved outstanding results in a series of rigorous industry tests to ensure their durability and performance under extreme outdoor conditions, proving them to be extremely water-proof, dust-proof and corrosion-resistant. In particular the connectors survived 30 days’ submersion in over three meters of water and passed extended IP68 waterproof testing. They have been subjected to stringent vibration testing without suffering any performance loss.

The HUBER+SUHNER Q-ODC-12 fiber optic connectors also achieved excellent performance in the IP6X dust ingress testing and in extended IPX8 tests for water immersion.

Huber+Suhner
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 414

Internet Automation and Predictive Tools

Flowrox Smart Series products will be equipped with intelligent solutions, a transformation currently underway that will ensure connectivity via the Internet, allowing the consistent monitoring of Flowrox products and systems to maximize its customer’s uptime, reduce unplanned downtime and help guarantee spare part availability exactly when the customer needs them.

Flowrox Smart Series builds on Flowrox’s ultimate total cost of ownership and reliability, which are trademarks of its leadership in industries such as oil & gas, among others.

The embedding of Flowrox products with electronics, software, sensors and network connectivity enables the customer to collect and exchange data with the users and in some cases directly with Flowrox.

Initially, Flowrox will begin marketing its Smart Series of valves that incorporate a new series of smart sleeves and intelligent positioners with enhanced reporting and wear analysis, which will signal the customer that a valve may be heading toward failure, long before it actually fails. Smart pumps will be available later on 2016 with similar features and innovative add-ons. The Smart Series will also feature the Flowrox Malibu Platform, which will provide its customers with a visual user interface so they can track valve, pump or instrument operational parameters, including the early warning of upset conditions and product failures or reports on a product experiencing deterioration from normal wear and tear.

Flowrox
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 415

Valve Stem Packing Materials

The Garlock family of companies announces the Garlock Style 5882, a line of low-friction valve stem packing materials designed for applications within the power generation industry, and control valve applications using steam, water or air that are available in three different configurations.

Garlock Style 5882 valve stem packing combines a high-quality braided carbon fiber core with a thin PTFE shell, optimizing structural stability and low-friction qualities for smooth valve actuation properties that are vital for control valve effectiveness and confident operation.

All three options can be custom designed to fit unique dimensional requirements, and can be manufactured with carbon bushings to optimize box depth and set performance.

Garlock
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 416

Hybrid Polymer Coating

Belzona announced the launch of Belzona 3411, a solvent-free hybrid polymer coating that can be used to completely encapsulate a flanged joint to protect it from elements, exclude moisture and prevent corrosion. It also allows future access to fastenings in the event that maintenance or disassembly is required.

The complex geometry of a flanged connection means that problems such as crevice corrosion in the void between the two flange faces and galvanic corrosion where two dissimilar metals are used are common and can be severe. Since Belzona 3411 is a liquid applied two-pack system, it can therefore be used to protect any shape, size or configuration of flange. It also does not require heat or any special tools for application and is fast curing for minimum downtime.

The Belzona flange protection system is a combination of two products: Belzona 8411 forms the initial layer in direct contact with the steel substrate. This single-component product performs two functions: 1) offers corrosion-protection through the use of specially selected corrosion inhibitors, and 2) it provides a ‘release layer’ to facilitate peeling back the topcoat when access to fastenings is required.

Belzona 3411 forms the tough, elastic topcoat that completely encapsulates the flange to exclude moisture and eliminate corrosion. This two coat, two-colour system extends beyond the Belzona 8411 release layer in order to provide a bond and seal the extremities of the repair directly onto the metal substrate or existing pipe coating.

Belzona
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 417

Hypershock Safety Eyewear

Honeywell unveiled Uvex Hypershock safety eyewear, which combines premium sport-inspired style and best-in-class lens performance for maximum appeal and protection. Available in Matte Black, Smoke Brown or Clear Ice, the eyewear’s wraparound frame delivers superior coverage, while 10 lens tints offer versatility for both indoor and outdoor applications. High-performance Uvextreme Plus® lens coating delivers 10 times longer anti-fog protection and two times better scratch resistance than other anti-fog coated lenses. The eyewear is ideally suited for rugged work environments ranging from manufacturing, construction and landscaping to utilities and oil and gas.

The eyewear’s lightweight, wrap-around frame design is engineered to fit a wide range of workers while providing increased coverage, side protection and superior peripheral vision. Streamlined padded temples and a molded nosepiece deliver a secure, comfortable fit. Integrated hinge mechanisms with dual cam action promote precision operation and durability.

Uvex Hypershock lenses feature proprietary UV extreme Plus anti-fog coating for superior protection against fog and scratches. Lenses are also available with scratch-resistant hardcoat for even longer lasting protection from scuffing, scratching and a variety of chemicals. The ten available lens tints Clear Ice, Gray, Amber, SCT-Reflect 50, SCT Blue, Red Mirror, Blue Mirror, Espresso Polarized, Espresso and Gold Mirror meet the needs of nearly any lighting application. Uvex Hypershock lenses provide 99.99% UV protection.

Uvex Hypershock meets the ANSI Z87.1-2010 standard and is 100% dielectric for safe wear in environments where electrical hazards exist.

Honeywell
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 418

Instinct Safety Eyewear

Honeywell launched Uvex Instinct safety eyewear, combining military-grade impact resistance, market-leading lens coatings and premium adjustability to protect workers in virtually any environment. The sleek new style meets the U.S. military ballistic impact resistance requirement for eyewear, while advanced anti-fog and anti-scratch lens coatings significantly extend visibility and lens life. The eyewear¹s lightweight design includes a variety of comfort features and adjustments to ensure a secure fit. Uvex Instinct delivers the superior protection, performance and comfort required to stand up in the most demanding environments.

The new eyewear is certified to meet not only the ANSI Z87.1-2010 and CSA Z94.3 standards for impact protection, but also MIL-PRF-31013, CLAUSE 3.5.1.1 to provide maximum impact resistance. Uvex Instinct lenses are available with Uvextreme® Plus anti-fog coating to deliver 10 times longer anti-fog protection and two times greater scratch resistance than other anti-fog coated lenses for high performance in hot, humid and dirty environments.* Lenses are also available with advanced Supra-Dura anti-scratch coating, which lasts five times longer than competing coatings, extending lens life in rugged, high-particulate environments. With seven available lens tints Clear, Gray, Amber, Blue Mirror, SCT-Reflect 50, SCT-Gray and SCT- Low IR Uvex Instinct is versatile enough to meet the needs of nearly any lighting application.

The eyewear’s dual seven-base wraparound design affords uncompromised peripheral vision, while innovative ratcheting temples adjust lens inclination up to 15 degrees for a customized fit. The fully-integrated, cushioned browguard comfortably diffuses and deflects impact energy, while soft, flexible fingers on the nosepiece minimize slippage. Slim, curved temples provide a secure fit with minimal tension around the ears while padded temple tips cushion the delicate areas above and behind the ear for added comfort and retention.

Honeywell
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 419

Handheld Irradiance Meter

Megger offers the PVM210, a new handheld irradiance meter that aids in locating the most appropriate site to place solar panels.

Designed with both the solar detector and meter inside the unit, the PVM210 provides solar/photovoltaic engineers with a pocket-sized instrument that is easy-to-use and can be held with just one hand while working on a sloping roof or atop a ladder.

The PVM210 includes an easy-to-read 3-3/4 digits LCD with a measurement range up to 1999 W/m², providing fast and accurate solar power readings. The unit’s data hold feature allows the user to freeze the display to read measurements easily and clearly.

Once solar panel installation is complete, Megger’s new irradiance meter can verify the stated short circuit current in conjunction with a compatible multimeter or clampmeter.

The PVM210 features a universal camera thread to allow accurate positioning and precise measurements and an automatic on/off to prolong battery life. A calibration certificate is included with each device.

Megger
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 420

Intelligent Metering Pump

SEEPEX announced its Intelligent Metering Pump (IMP).

The new IMP design incorporates an Electronic Programming Module (EPM) memory chip on which parameters can be pre-configured. This makes replacement of a drive simple, quick and accurate. Simply insert the EPM chip from a previous drive into the new one for no downtime between stop and startups. A drive reset to factory default or customer settings takes no time at all. When the EPM equipped drive is used on a line containing multiple drives with identical setup, programming the entire line takes just minutes.

Each unit has a keypad on the controller lid equipped with operator elements for H-O-A selection, manual speed control, display of pump speed/RPM or flow, fault indication and the ability to change factory settings. Various accessories can easily be connected to the drive via the control terminals on the terminal strip inside the controller. A control module is also available as an option but it isn’t needed when accessories are wired directly to the terminal strip.

The IMP design is available for SEEPEX MD metering and BW1 and BW2 wobble pump sizes and compliments SEEPEX’s comprehensive line of pre-engineered chemical metering systems. SEEPEX chemical metering systems are for simple plug and play installation.

SEEPEX MD
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 421

Planetary Gear Units

Siemens has widened its portfolio of planetary gear units. The Planurex 3 is available in ten sizes, with a torque range from 1,700 to 5,450 kNm. This raises the highest torque in the standard modular system from the previous 2,600 kNm up to 5,450 kNm. The size grading is harmonized to reduce the jump in power ratings between different sizes. This makes a suitable torque and a suitable transmission ratio available for almost every application. The gear units also have the highest efficiency in their class. This has been achieved by increasing the torque density (Nm/kg) by an average of 17.2 percent in comparison to the previous series. A compact design enables space-saving, high transmission ratios to be achieved. This not only reduces the weight, but also the stress on the gear unit and application. Planurex 3 is part of an Integrated Drive System (IDS), which is available as a complete solution, comprising motor, gear unit and coupling, combined with an oil supply system. The integrated drive system facilitates economic, efficient plant operation, as the components are perfectly matched to one another.

The technologically further developed Flender Planurex series 3 replaces the Planurex 2 planetary gear unit series, initially in the XL range up to 5,450 kNm. The harmonized size grading across the entire torque range allows better dimensioning of the gear units. Thanks to their ruggedness, all sizes of the new planetary gear unit can absorb peak loads up to twice their nominal torque. Siemens has also extended the warranty on the Planurex 3, and shortened its delivery times. Planetary gear units are primarily installed where high output ranges are required in limited space. They are typically used as roller press and central drives for tube mills in mines and cement plants.

Siemens
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 422

Baseplate Cooled Power Supply

Stadium Power announces the availability of the CBM100S baseplate cooled ultra-compact 100W output power supply series. The industry standard full-brick sized power module measures just 17mm high and will deliver a full output without fan cooling. Typical applications include military COTS power solutions, rugged industrial and instrumentation systems.

The CMB100S series from Stadium Power has a universal input range from 90~264Vac, active power factor correction (PFC) meeting EN61000-3-2, high efficiency up to 91%, high power density up to 14.8W per cubic inch and low standby power consumption of <0.5W. The CMB100S has an operating temperature range from -20 to +85°C, MTBF >100,000 h @ 25°C (MIL-HDBK-217F), meets EN55022 Class B, features over temperature, over voltage protection and over current protection and has CE, UL, cUL and TUV safety agency approvals.

Standard output voltages available for the CBMS100S power supply series are 12, 24, 28, 36 and 48Vdc.

Stadium Power
Info http://powereng.hotism.com RS#: 423

Hand-Held Pressure Calibrator

GE Measurement & Control announced the DPI 611 hand-held pressure calibrator from the GE Druck family of products that builds on the legacy of the DPI 610, which has long been acknowledged as the industrial workhorse of pressure test and calibration. A robust and easy-to-use device, it is twice as efficient at generating pressure, half the size of its predecessor, and has twice the pressure accuracy and three times better electrical accuracy. The DPI 611 is the latest addition to GE’s integrated calibration and communication solutions platform and are designed for use throughout the process, oil and gas, power generation and general engineering sectors.

The new instrument is the first dedicated pressure calibrator to feature swipe screen touch technology. Its intuitive screen interface displays a comprehensive application dashboard, and a task menu allows simple, three-touch set-up for any pressure test or calibration. A “Favorites” facility also enables quick access to frequently used tasks and custom configurations, which are easily stored. Results are displayed on the large screen and can be documented in 8 GB of user memory. The instrument can automate processes to significantly reduce calibration times by running pre-defined procedures, calculating errors and reporting PASS/FAIL errors. The DPI 611 integrates seamlessly with leading calibration and maintenance software, including 4Sight from GE, to help maintain compliance with industry standards and regulations and improve process and operational efficiency.

The DPI 611 retains the comprehensive electrical measurement and sourcing capabilities of the DPI 610 and includes a 10VDC regulated supply and 24V loop power but is three times more accurate. However, it is in pressure generation where it demonstrates truly significant improvements. Its mechanical pressure-generating system eliminates the pitfalls of electro-mechanical devices and has been totally redesigned to create 95 percent vacuum or generate maximum pressure of 20bar/300psi in just 30 seconds, while holding the instrument in one hand or on a table top.

GE Measurement & Control
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 424

Pressure Reducing Regulator

The BelGAS division of Marsh Bellofram Corp., launched the Type 95H large capacity direct operating pressure reducing regulator.

Available in three different spring ranges, the compact Type 95H offers a field-proven design, rugged construction, ease of operation, set pressures, and leak tight operation. Users may select either an iron, steel or stainless steel body (1/2-inch to 1-inch sizes); a metal or elastomeric diaphragm; various orifice seat materials; and from several unique end connections. The regulators are designed to handle outlet pressures from 5 to 150 psig (0.35 to 10.3 bar) and temperatures up to +650°F (+343°C). Outlet pressure is regulated via spring force mechanism. The Type 95H can also serve as a high-reliability drop-in replacement for legacy industry regulators, with full interchangeability of parts and full in-line maintenance capabilities. Units are also easy to maintain and repair, with regulator rebuild kits available for order upon customer request.

All BelGAS Type 95H large capacity direct operating pressure reducing regulators are 100 percent made in the USA at the ISO9001 certified Marsh Bellofram Corp. global corporate headquarters in Newell, West Virginia. They are individually factory tested prior to shipment and are supported worldwide by an extensive sales and distribution network. Standard lead-time for the BelGAS Type 95H is just ten days, with expedited delivery available upon request. With their rugged construction and reliability, Type 95H pressure reducing regulators are especially ideal for oil & gas, pulp and paper, power, process gases, refining, steam, chemical processing and liquid flow monitoring applications.

BelGAS
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 425

High Voltage Resistors

Stackpole has expanded and improved its MG Series thru hole metal glaze high voltage resistors.

The value range for all sizes has been expanded to include values from 1K ohm up to 1G ohm. In addition, working voltages have been improved and now range from 1.6KV for the 14-watt size to 7KV for the 2W and mini 3W sizes. Metal glaze technology provides an inherently moisture proof resistive element and is less expensive than many other high voltage resistor types.

Stackpole Electronics Inc.
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 426

Sealed Eyewear

Honeywell introduced today Uvex Tirade sealed eyewear, designed to provide protection in high particulate environments. The eyewear’s large unilens design offers a wide field of unobstructed peripheral vision while its soft foam subframe ensures a comfortable, gap-free fit. Available in a variety of lens tints and Uvextra anti-fog lens coating, Uvex Tirade is a cost-effective solution for indoor and outdoor use where dust, dirt and debris present the risk of eye injury.

The style’s molded, closed-cell foam easily conforms to the face for a comfortable, gap-free fit, while indirect ventilation channels on the foam and subframe provide superior dust filtration to keep debris out of the eyes. A quick-release hinge system that converts easily from temples to headband and a removable foam subframe allow workers to wear the eyewear as a traditional spectacle in environments where airborne debris is not present.

Lenses are available in five lens tints Clear, Gray, Amber, Silver Mirror and SCT-Reflect 50 and come with Uvextra anti-fog lens coating to reduce fogging and prolong clear visibility. The eyewear features a 100 percent non-conductive dielectric design that is safe for use in environments where accidental exposure to electrical charge is possible. Uvex Tirade meets ANSI Z87.1-2010 and is certified to the requirements of the CSA Z94.3 standard, both with and without the foam subframe in place.

Honeywell Safety Products
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 427

Reaction Torque Sensor

SensorData Technologies announced the global market introduction of its Model T120 Flange Reaction Torque Sensor.

Special features of the Model T120 include “best in class” high torsional stiffness, along with the industry’s most compact and lightweight torque sensor design. The higher stiffness of the Model T120 offers substantial increases in overhung moments, shear weight and maximum thrust. Units feature a 2-inch diameter, overall length of 1.75-inches and total weight of less than 1 pound. This reduced size and weight allows for added ease and flexibility of installation at either the driver, or absorber end, of the measurement chain.

SensorData Model T120 reaction torque sensors are available in five unique ranges (50, 100, 200, 500 and 1K lb-in), with a typical rated output of 2 mV/V. Their sensing transduction technology utilizes a full bridge-sensing element with integral temperature compensation, making possible tight zero and sensitivity shifts of only 0.002% of load/F. The non-linearity, hysteresis and overall accuracy specifications of the Model T120 are 0.10% of rated output, with repeatability rated at 0.05% of output. The maximum load of 200% of rated torque capacity will not cause a permanent shift in performance characteristics.

External AC carrier or DC strain gage signal conditioning electronics, such as the SensorData i200, are recommended for use along with the Model T120. In addition, SensorData is also able to calibrate the Model T120 together with customer-supplied electronics for a fee. Please consult the factory for details.

Typical applications for the Model T120 include high-accuracy non-rotating torque measurements of motors, pumps, compressors, tire braking, as well as a variety of twisting measurements.

SensorData Technologies
Info http://powereng.hotims.com RS#: 428

Electronic Flow Sensors

Gems Sensors & Controls announced its complete range of RotorFlow sensors, now available for immediate online order as standard catalog product.

Gems RotorFlow is a family of electronic flow sensors with available measurement ranges from 0.1 GPM to 60.0 GPM (0.4 LPM to 227 LPM). The Gems RotorFlow line features a unique paddlewheel design, which combines high-visibility composite rotors and durable solid-state electronics. These high-quality components are packaged together within compact, panel mounted inline housings, with customer choice of high-performance plastic, brass or stainless steel construction. Units are easy-to-use, install, and maintain, and offer an unprecedented industry price-to-performance ratio.

RotorFlow sensors are organized into three distinct types. These include Switch (RFS), Output (RFO and RFA) (DC and analog), and Indicator (RFI) Types. RFS Types allow for specific flow set point switching, which is fully adjustable over the specified flow range. The dynamic operation of the electronic rotor itself prevents jamming and false actuation. Once set to a desired actuation point, an RFS Type sensor will switch to a “no-flow” condition, should a rotor stop moving. A local LED signals when a set point has been reached.

Gems RotorFlow RFO and RFA Type sensors offer flow rate measurement accuracy and integral visual indication. They are easily integrated into most digital logic units. RFO Types provide a 4.5 to 24 VDC pulsed DC voltage output that is directly proportional to measured flow rate, while RFA Types provide a continuous 0-10 VDC analog output. For customers needing simple visual indication, RFI Types offer effective, “at-a-glance” flow rate estimation and confirmation, with easy viewing of the run speed of the brightly orange colored, single-piece composite rotor. RFI Types are available with choice of either a DC pulsed or an adjustable 1 amp switched output.

Typical applications for Gems RotorFlow sensors include chillers and heat exchangers, water injection systems, chemical metering equipment, semiconductor processing equipment and robotic welding equipment.

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Industrial Serial Device Servers

Antaira Technologies introduced its advanced version STE-708 and STE-716 Industrial Serial Device Server series that encompasses device server network redundancy and zero data loss redundancy feature solutions.

Antaira Technologies’ new STE-7xx series is a 1U 19-inch rackmount type designed serial-to-Ethernet device server designed to transmit any standard serial RS232 or RS422/485 data through the ubiquitous TCP/IP Ethernet based network. This series comes with optional models supporting 8 (STE-708) or 16 (STE-716) serial COM ports with 2.5KV serial optical isolation protection for serial data. The new STE-708 and STE-716 are embedded with dual independent IP address LAN (10/100Tx) ports to support any mission critical application with built-in dual subnet mode to execute a data redundancy solution. The device servers can also be connected directly to a redundancy network infrastructure by accessing RSTP or ERPS ring protocol function.

An LCM (Liquid Crystal Monitor) is installed on the front panel of the unit that can be used to display the unit information and perform basic configurations. This product series has different optional models to support 100~240VAC or 24/48VDC power input and each model version provides extended operating temperature support of -20° to 70° C.

The STE-708 and STE-716 series can be configured via a user-friendly web console, windows utility software, or Telnet command line through the serial console (RS232 DB9 male) port in front of the unit. The devices support a serial data throughput rate of up to 921.6Kbps, and serial operation modes with Virtual COM, TCP/UDP Server/Client, and Tunneling solutions. The built-in software features event and email alert settings that can be set up to send out alert emails if any particular event occurs. It also provides the data log settings for the system, COM, and event to the unit’s local flash or remote log servers. Furthermore, the advanced settings provide flexibility to setup each serial port’s TCP timeout interval and allow a user to change serial data packet transmission by time period or character type.

The STE-708 and STE-716 series has an IP30 rugged metal case design and is built to withstand industrial networking hazards like shock, drop, vibration, electromagnetic interference and temperature extremes (-20° to 70° C). The dimensions of the unit measure 436 mm x 43.5 mm x 200mm and the unit weight is 3200g (7.0lbs).

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Explosion-Proof Motors

The Sizer engineering tool for Siemens drives can be used to ascertain the operating data of Simotics XP 1MB1 motors used with the approved Sinamics converters. Energy-efficient, reliable converter-fed motor operation is possible in an output range of 0.09 to 200 kilowatts.

Motors used in potentially explosive environments such as the chemical and petrochemical, oil and gas industries have to comply with IEC EN 60079 standards designed to protect human life, machines and the environment. With its Simotics XP motor series, Siemens offers a range of explosion-proof motors for use in potentially explosive gas and dust-laden atmospheres. These motors are available in protection types Ex nA, Ex tb and Ex tc for use in zones 2, 21 and 22. Used in combination with Sinamics converters, the Simotics XP 1MB1 motors form a pre-tested and ideally coordinated Integrated Drive System (IDS). Benefits for the user include minimal installation costs, high availability and economical plant operation.

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High Performance Temperature Calibrators

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 GE’s 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 GE’s 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. The Dry Block calibrators cover a temperature range of -35 C to 650 C. They incorporate the latest metal block and electronic control technology to achieve accuracy to 0.2 C with a stability of 0.05 C and rapid heating and cooling to improve productivity. They offer a choice of precision-bored, interchangeable well inserts to accommodate a wide range of test devices.

The Liquid Bath temperature calibrators cover a temperature range of -35 C to 255 C. They feature a large capacity bath to accept irregularly shaped or multiple devices. The large capacity bath can be removed to allow a new bath to be inserted if the heating fluid needs to be changed. The bath has a leak-proof cover for transportation. With a stability of 0.05 C and accuracy to 0.1oC, these versatile temperature calibrators are multifunctional and can be used as a black body source and as a Dry Block with interchangeable inserts.

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Explosion-Proof Pressure Transducers

Gems Sensors & Controls announced the global market launch of the 31EP/EA and 32EP/EA Series.

The Gems 31EP/EA and 32EP/EA Series is a family of heavy-duty explosion proof pressure transducers. They are expressly designed to withstand the more extreme environmental and pressure conditions common to oil and gas equipment applications. With reliable operation over more than 100 million cycles, the transducers provide a more robust, reliable, and cost-effective alternative than has been previously available with certain other industry solutions.

Design of the Gems 31EP/EA and 32EP/EA Series incorporates sputtered thin-film pressure sensing technology, all stainless steel wetted parts and an IP67 enclosure. Their compact design facilitates ease of installation within space constrained hazardous environments. Series transducers are offered as standard with customer choice of either CSA or ATEX hazardous area approval, along with a broad selection of pressure ports, electrical outputs, cable lengths and configurations. The designated “32 Series” of each group features higher proof pressure specifications. In addition, depending upon selected range, Series full-scale burst pressure performance can exceed 60,000 PSI (4000 bar).

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Siemens Transponder

Siemens is expanding its RFID product range, Simatic RF600, with new transponders that have considerably greater memory capacities and a compact mobile read/write device. With a capacity of 4 KB, the new UHF RFID data carriers, RF622T and RF622L, enable large volumes of data to be stored on tagged objects as well as facilitating rapid access to them. They are therefore ideally suited to use in distributed configurations for example in the fields of production control, asset management and intra-logistics. Siemens is also launching the new mobile handheld reader, Simatic RF650M. This enables reliable identification of a large number of transponders at a range of up to three meters. The device is specially designed for logistics and service applications.

The FRAM memory technology (ferroelectric random access memory) of the Simatic RF622T and RF622L transponders enables high-speed writing as well as an unlimited number of write cycles. Simatic RF622L is a cost-efficient smart label which is ideally suited to the permanent identification of products. It can be individually printed from a roll, for example with plain text or additional optical codes. In contrast, the robust and hardened RF622T transponder has been designed for fixing to pallets or containers. It can be attached to metal surfaces with the optional spacer. The dimensions of the RF622T transponder are 120 x 30 x 6,5 mm, and those of the RF622L smart label are 90 x 18 x 0,5 mm. With a range of up to three meters, both offer long reading distances. The handheld reader, Simatic RF650M, features a color touch display with a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels, a rugged keypad and a large trigger button. These ensure reliable and user-friendly operation. To save space, users can fold down the RFID antenna. The device dimensions of only 147 x 60 x 39 mm mean it can easily be carried in a pocket and its low weight of only 235 g, including the rechargeable battery, allows fatigue-free use over long periods. The battery has a life of up to nine hours, ensuring that the device is supplied with power for at least the length of one shift. Users can also create their own applications for the device based on the Microsoft Windows Embedded operating system. For servicing work, the supplied RFID software can also be used for reading and writing from and to transponders. This means that transponders are easy to read or reprogram for test purposes, during maintenance work for example. The Simatic RF600 range is particularly suited to identification applications in production and logistics in which cost-effective data carriers with a long range are required.

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Ultrasonic Test Machine

The new ROWA-WT ultrasonic test machine for seamless tube and pipe from GE Measurement & Control now combines high-end signal processing with patented phased array (PA) ultrasonic technology. This allows all dimensional and wall thickness measurements to be carried out in compliance with API and EN specifications up to speeds greater than 2 metres/second, dependent on the tube diameter. The compact testing solution is seamlessly integrated into the production line and will boost the productivity of tube mills producing pipe for the oil and gas sector.

The ROWA-WT features phased array (PA) ultrasonic transducers, which are electronically controlled to provide full coverage of the tube circumference and are coupled to the surface by means of a rotating water jacket. There is no need to rotate the tube or move the transducers during testing. The machine is purpose-designed for carrying out dimensional and wall thickness measurement of seamless pipe: It measures inside and outside diameter and wall thickness, as well as checking for ovality, eccentricity inner wall deformation and laminations. It can also detect flaws to a level of 6.3, 6.0 and 3.2 mm flat bottom hole (FBH) depending on the specification. With the addition of GE’s USIP|xx electronics platform and the employment of the patented Paint Brush PA technology, all this can now be carried out at higher speeds.

The USIP|xx platform is used to digitize and evaluate the ultrasonic data from sets of phased array probes located circumferentially in the test chamber. All data within the measurement window is stored and partial sections of this data can be selected and quickly re-evaluated, using subcycling in just one pass of the machine. Wall thickness is displayed in C-scan format.

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