Upgraded, Scalable SCADA Software
Siemens Industry Sector’s Version 7.2 of its Simatic® WinCC SCADA program expands the software into a plant-wide information system that accommodates a system framework of up to 18 redundant servers. This upgrade also offers new Simatic Process Historian and Simatic Information Server options. Simatic Process Historian automatically acquires and archives data in real time from any number of lower-level WinCC systems for plant-wide analyses and reports, without interrupting production. Simatic Information Server creates reports and analyzes data with Web-based interfaces. Based on Microsoft Reporting Services, it allows users without programming experience to access data in WinCC, PCS 7 OS or Simatic Process Historian, and generates automatic cyclical and event-based interactive reports with Internet Explorer, Excel or Word and Adobe reader (PDF). WinCC 7.2 also supports the Unicode data format and lets users select the preferred language for local display or operator input over the Internet, regardless of the operating system’s language setting. Two-finger, multi-touch gesture controls simplify complex production control. Set-point inputs are offered, and two-handed operations are required to protect users from unintentional switching operations.
Siemens Industry Sector
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Monitor Electric-Motor Heaters
The H-PD-2 Heater Power Detector from EDE Electric Motor Testing is an early-warning device of electric motor heater function, failure or misapplication. The detector is a DIN rail-mountable tool packaged in an ingress protection IP65 enclosure with a translucent cover for viewing of the LED status indication lights. Other features include a split-core CT for easy installation and 1x output for remote monitoring.
EDE Electric Motor Testing
Fort Collins, CO
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Compact Uninterruptible Power Supplies
SolaHD’s SDU Series of DIN Rail Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) delivers power protection to sensitive electronics on the factory floor, including industrial computers, robotics, automation and process control equipment. A compact footprint and minimal weight (11 pounds) enables the SDU to be installed in a control panel or integrated into an enclosure or machine where there are space considerations. SolaHD offers two versions: a 120 V model that meets UL 1778 for Industrial Application Standards, and a CE-compliant 230 V model.
An Emerson Industrial Automation brand
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Ethernet Cable Tester
IDEAL’s IENet™ PRO Industrial Ethernet Cable Tester is optimized for LAN testing efficiency, allowing users to instantly verify the integrity of two-pair and four-pair industrial Ethernet cables. The tester can also assure proper terminations by detecting opens, shorts, miswires, reversals and split pairs in fractions of a second. The unit features integrated RJ-45 (UTP/STP) and shielded M12 coax interfaces, Profinet® formatted results and a single button push to select between voice, two- and four-pair data, or video.
IDEAL Industries, Inc.
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Machine-Safety Control Unit
Tapeswitch’s PCU programmable safety controller integrates machine safety, multiple safety product systems, programmable logic control functions and software. The controller unifies management of all safety products, such as safety switch mats, edges, bumpers, switches, non-contact interlocks, laser scanners, light curtains and more, into one system. Included software is capable of programmable logic control functions, and is downloadable from a PC to the safety controller via a USB connection.
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Energy-Efficient Centrifugal Compressors
The TT350 series from Danfoss offers oil-free, variable-speed, magnetic-bearing centrifugal compressors and is available for 380 volt 50Hz and 60Hz applications. The compressors provide high full- and part-load energy efficiency and utilize HFC-134a refrigerant. Incorporating intelligent controls, these lightweight, small-footprint, soft-starting products are characterized by low vibration and quiet operation. The TT350 380 volt compressors are only available as UL-certified models at this time.
Danfoss Turbocor Compressors Inc.
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CE-Compliant Coolant Cleaner
Independent laboratory tests now certify that EXAIR’s Chip Trapper™ meets the standards required to attain the CE mark. Chip Trapper offers a fast, easy way to clean large coolant sumps, removing solids such as chips, swarf and shavings. The debris-filled coolant or liquid is vacuumed into an included 55-gallon drum, trapping solids in a reusable filter bag. With a turn of the flow valve, clean liquid pumps back out.
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Simplified Coal-Mine Coupling
An alternative to staple-lock couplings, Gates’ high-pressure iLok coupling can be connected to longwall mining machinery in seconds and disconnected in under two minutes. According to the company, it can save 90 percent of the labor hours required to move equipment from one coal seam to another. Workers disconnect the couplings by cutting and removing the cable lock and turning the swivel nut by hand, instead of prying staples loose with crowbars or hammering equipment.
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Ear-Type Hose-Clamping System
The Oetiker® hose clamping system from NewAge Industries is offered in stainless steel and zinc-plated carbon steel. These ear-type clamps breathe to adapt to expansion and contraction, yet remain secure and tamper-proof. The system’s lightweight, compact design makes the clamps suited to limited-space applications. One-ear, two-ear and one-ear stepless types are stocked, along with pincers for clamp installation.
NewAge Industries, Inc.
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