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Vision-Components

New embedded cameras with Sony Pregius image sensors

Vision Components embedded systems with high-performance CMOS sensors achieve outstanding frame rates. The manufacturer now integrates another new Sony Pregius image sensor into VC Z series cameras. The Sony Pregius IMX392 is a 1/2.3″ sensor featuring a 1920 px by 1200 px resolution.

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Vision Components embedded systems with high-performance CMOS sensors achieve outstanding frame rates. The manufacturer now integrates another new Sony Pregius image sensor into VC Z series cameras. The Sony Pregius IMX392 is a 1/2.3″ sensor featuring a 1920 px by 1200 px resolution. In Vision Components products, it achieves a maximum frame rate of 118 fps at full resolution. This new Sony Pregius is available in OEM board cameras with an integrated sensor and in versions with one or two remote sensor heads connected to the CPU board via flexprint cable. It is also used in two enclosed, standalone camera models, the compact VCnanoZ and the especially robust, IP67-rated VCproZ. There are various interface options for all designs. This 2.3-megapixel sensor is now the third Sony Pregius in the Vision Components lineup. The various camera types mentioned above are also available with IMX273 sensors, which provide a 1.6 MP resolution and a maximum frame rate of 170 fps, or with IMX252 sensors that achieve 3.2 MP and 88 fps. Faster processing speeds are possible at lower resolutions. This new addition gives OEMs an even more versatile choice of fast smart cameras. Pregius series sensors are designed with industrial applications in mind. The latest-generation CMOS sensors ensure high dynamics and excellent image quality due to extremely low dark noise. Even under difficult ambient conditions with very little light, the sensors capture very crisp, virtually noise-free images. VC Z series cameras are fully fledged powerful image processing systems. All models contain a Xilinx Zynq module, a system on chip (SoC), which comprises a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor with a 2 x 866 MHz clock rate as well as an FPGA.

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RAFI

Compact Emergency Stop button

The new LUMOTAST 22 is the first Emergency Stop button from RAFI’s LUMOTAST range for 22.3 mm mounting holes. Featuring a compact size and a low installation depth of 17.6 mm, this pushbutton is very useful whenever space above or below the front panel is limited.

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The new LUMOTAST 22 is the first Emergency Stop button from RAFI’s LUMOTAST range for 22.3 mm mounting holes. Featuring a compact size and a low installation depth of 17.6 mm, this pushbutton is very useful whenever space above or below the front panel is limited. The actuating element is designed to protect the Emergency Stop button against blocking by foreign objects, with its positively driven mechanism that is tamper-proof in keeping with DIN EN ISO 13850. LUMOTAST 22 versions are available with two NC or two NO contacts, or with one NO and one optional signaling contact. In addition, customers can select models sporting a night-time design with illuminated arrows showing how to release the buttons. The switching elements with silver contacts are designed for 250 V voltage and 2.5 A switching current. They provide IP65 ingress protection. The E-Stops can be installed in seconds, inserting easily into the mounting hole and secured in place by a single threaded nut behind the housing front panel. The pushbuttons are connected via 2.8 x 0.8 mm quick connectors. Alternatively, wires can be soldered to the switch contacts. Company background RAFI group Founded in 1900, RAFI now develops and produces electromechanical components such as pushbuttons and switches, operating systems such as touch screens, keyboards, electronic components, and systems for man-machine communication. RAFI products are employed in more than 30 industries, e.g., in medical equipment, mechanical engineering, road and railway vehicles, household appliances, and telecommunications. The RAFI group operates internationally with approx. 2,500 employees at ten sites in Germany, Europe, China, and the USA. The group’s headquarters are located in Berg (Baden-WĂĽrttemberg, Germany).

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MENZEL

8-MVA generator for transformer tests

Two German drive technology manufacturers have custom-tailored a motor-and-generator system for the testing of large-scale transformers: Menzel Elektromotoren and Hempel Elektromaschinenbau collaborated to design a special drive solution for a wide frequency range 50 Hz to 100 Hz.

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Two German drive technology manufacturers have custom-tailored a motor-and-generator system for the testing of large-scale transformers: Menzel Elektromotoren and Hempel Elektromaschinenbau collaborated to design a special drive solution for a wide frequency range 50 Hz to 100 Hz. Menzel has built a customized generator for 100 Hz operation and achieved an extremely low THD value – while the specification calls for = 3 %, the test run verified an even lower factor of < 0.5 %, confirming a near-ideal voltage amplitude. The entire drive system was put through a 24-hour test run under load in Menzel's Berlin test field. Menzel provided the documentation, electric connection, and commissioning on site according to Hempel's specifications. Hempel configured both the process control system for the transformer testing and the high-voltage protection. The entire drive system is mounted on a swing base. It comprises a synchronous generator with a rated power of 8 MVA and a rated voltage of 6000 V, a 2500-kW squirrel-cage induction motor, a frequency converter, and accessories, which Menzel configured for the application: coupling, oil supply, voltage and current transformers, and excitation control unit. The speed range is 750 to 1500 rpm. Both machines are robust and feature cooling type IC26 and IP23 ingress protection. The special design enables the largest transformer manufacturer in the Middle East to take up the production of larger-sized, extra-high voltage power transformers. More about customization of rotating frequency converters: https://www.menzel-motors.com/specialized-motors/converter/

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LOSYCO

Underfloor intra-logistics system

Based on the LOXrail system, the LOSYCO team of intra-logistics specialists creates handling solutions that help machine and plant engineering companies streamline production processes. The rails designed for payloads of several tons, the choice of drive technology, and the line layout are adapted to the requirements of the particular operation.

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Based on the LOXrail system, the LOSYCO team of intra-logistics specialists creates handling solutions that help machine and plant engineering companies streamline production processes. The rails designed for payloads of several tons, the choice of drive technology, and the line layout are adapted to the requirements of the particular operation. Optionally, the entire system can be installed in the hall floor to implement mobile assembly lines for one-piece flow. Working for a machine tool builder, LOSYCO recently developed a drive concept with an especially low installation height to realize just such a solution. An underfloor pull-bar system that spans the entire assembly line is powered by a chain conveyor installed at the end of the line. A tow conveyor pulls the bulky assembly platforms from station to station. After each move, the system is retracted to the original position and again coupled to the platforms. This enables seamless flow production throughout all stages and allows assembly teams to move freely, unobstructed by the underfloor intra-logistics system. „This special in-floor solution illustrates the high degree of variability of our LOXrail system,“ says LOSYCO sales director Manuel Granz. The system comes with 25 mm or 40 mm rail diameters and includes intersections and turntables for a flexible adaption of the line to any shop-floor layout. The transport platforms run on smooth wheel sets with single or double rollers to accommodate payloads from 16 kN to 100 kN per wheel set. Due to the particularly low-friction wheel profile, machine tools and other very heavy goods are safely transported and accurately positioned. In applications requiring more power, LOSYCO equips the LOXrail system with electric or pneumatic movers, batteries, cable reels, or inductive drive technology.

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GMC-I Messtechnik

Managing electrical test data in the cloud

The GMC-Instruments group and its Gossen Metrawatt brand have launched a new cloud platform for secure inspection data management that holds up to legal scrutiny. The GMC-Instruments cloud offers a suite of applications and services for structured, comprehensive test and measurement data acquisition, archiving, and documentation.

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The GMC-Instruments group and its Gossen Metrawatt brand have launched a new cloud platform for secure inspection data management that holds up to legal scrutiny. The GMC-Instruments cloud offers a suite of applications and services for structured, comprehensive test and measurement data acquisition, archiving, and documentation. It greatly facilitates standards-compliant electrical safety inspections. Incorporating the IZYTRONIQ, ELEXONIQ, and VIZIONIQ modules, the cloud platform covers all current requirements of a modern, future-proof, upgradeable testing regime. Measured values and test data from various devices can be easily combined into one inspection. Users can view these schemes remotely at any time. Tiered access rights can be set up. Connection to this cloud saves costly investments in IT infrastructure and storage capacity. It ensures maximum data availability and secure communications through SSL-encrypted data transfer. The solution is based on the new cloud version of the IZYTRONIQ test software, which enables multiple users to easily access all inspection data, facilities, and documentation materials. Team access, shared execution of test sequences, and rights management tailored to employees‘ qualifications make the entire testing process more flexible. In addition, the ELEXONIQ app enables taking rapid inventories of customers, sites, and objects using smartphones, tablets, or notebooks. App users can directly synchronize data with the cloud without the IZYTRONIQ inspection software. They can also scan bar codes and take photos and assign them to objects. As a third module, GMC-I has integrated the web-based VIZIONIQ customer portal. This tool enables users to share all kinds of data with customers in a clearly structured form without time-consuming configuration: test results, reports, documentation, and attachments. Test technicians and electricians can now subscribe to the new GMC-I cloud service for a monthly fee.

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RAYTEK – Fluke Process Instruments

Cooling curve monitoring in glass annealing lehrs

Thermalert 4.0 spot pyrometers from Fluke Process Instruments enable precise monitoring of critical glass manufacturing processes such as annealing of glass bottles and containers. The noncontact infrared sensors measure product as well as belt temperatures.

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Thermalert 4.0 spot pyrometers from Fluke Process Instruments enable precise monitoring of critical glass manufacturing processes such as annealing of glass bottles and containers. The noncontact infrared sensors measure product as well as belt temperatures. That way, operators can ensure that the lehr is set correctly for products with different glass thicknesses and sizes, and that the transportation belt is heated correctly. The latter is especially important for glass containers with a thick bottom, to prevent uneven cooling and breakage. Continuous monitoring helps operators improve quality and uniformity and reduce reject rates. It also supports troubleshooting by detecting faulty burners under the transportation belt. The annealing process is designed to remove residual stress in formed containers. Obtaining the correct temperature and cooling curve is essential to achieve the required strength in the finished product. Temperature monitoring in this process also serves to confirm correct cure of decorative print or coatings. The high-accuracy Thermalert 4.0 spot pyrometer series comprises various wavelength models for different materials, including two specialized glass models. A peak hold function enables monitoring of moving glass containers. The series covers measured temperatures between -40 °C and 2250 °C. The infrared thermometers have the largest ambient temperature range in their class: -20 °C to 85 °C. Therefore, many measuring points can be set up without cooling accessories, saving costs. Moreover, the sensors can be read out, configured, calibrated, and fitted with firmware updates remotely via the internet. This minimizes service costs per measuring point. Fluke Process Instruments industry specialists will be happy to advise customers on selecting and setting up the ideal measuring solution for their plant.

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EGE

Proximity switch for Ex zone 0/20 for direct connection to 24 V

Introducing the IGEX20a inductive proximity switch, EGE provides a very compact sensor for zone 0/20 hazardous areas that can be used without additional amplifiers. IGEX20a is certified according to ATEX and IECEx. The IECEx certification simplifies worldwide use of the sensors.

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Introducing the IGEX20a inductive proximity switch, EGE provides a very compact sensor for zone 0/20 hazardous areas that can be used without additional amplifiers. IGEX20a is certified according to ATEX and IECEx. The IECEx certification simplifies worldwide use of the sensors. Certified for use in Ex zones 0 and 20, the proximity switches can be employed in hazardous areas with gas or dust atmospheres, for example in gas stations and facilities with gas-conveying parts. The switching function is indicated by an LED on the back of the device. The sensors are available in an M12, M18, or M30 design. Flush installation provided, the nominal switching distances are 2 mm, 5 mm, and 10 mm, depending on the design. The proximity switches are connected via a 2 m PUR cable. EGE supplies the sensors with different cable lengths on request.

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AutoVimation

Hygienic camera enclosures in three sizes

A specialist in protective enclosures for industrial cameras and laser systems, German manufacturer autoVimation has further expanded its range of Dolphin camera housings for very demanding hygienic requirements. The Dolphin series now comprises three lengths suitable for compact cameras with cross sections between 29 x 47 mm and 40 x 40 mm.

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A specialist in protective enclosures for industrial cameras and laser systems, German manufacturer autoVimation has further expanded its range of Dolphin camera housings for very demanding hygienic requirements. The Dolphin series now comprises three lengths suitable for compact cameras with cross sections between 29 x 47 mm and 40 x 40 mm. Up to 218 mm long camera assemblies including lens and connectors can be comfortably fitted within. Since the enclosures are made to EHEDG design specifications, direct contact with food and placement in high contamination risk areas are no problem. The housings made of V4A AISI 316L stainless steel can be cleaned with pressure washers. Electropolished surfaces and a surface roughness of less than 0.8 µm reliably prevent bacteria buildup. All seals and cable conduits are FDA-approved and comply with EU regulations 10/2011 or 1935/2004 for use in hygienically sensitive areas in the food, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries. The sealing materials feature high chemical and temperature resistance. They permanently withstand fats, mineral oils as well as aggressive cleaning agents. The enclosures achieve IP69K ingress protection, and the lids feature dual seals for additional safety. The front lid is optionally available in acrylic or BK7 glass. Versatile mounting options and compact dimensions allow for vibration-proof installation of the Dolphin enclosures in any location. The new rear wall mount enables 360° enclosure rotation and 50 mm height adjustment above the mounting surface. The patented Quick-lock/Heat-guide mount provides excellent dissipation to the outer housing and therefore cools the housed camera.

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GMC-I Messtechnik

Electrical testing instruments get software upgrade

Gossen Metrawatt now provides PROFITEST MASTER instruments with the new IZYTRONIQ testing software. The upgrade enables visualization, data management, and audit-proof documentation of all test events across devices. For the first time, measurement and test data from different testers and multimeters can be collated in one inspection.

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Gossen Metrawatt now provides PROFITEST MASTER instruments with the new IZYTRONIQ testing software. The upgrade enables visualization, data management, and audit-proof documentation of all test events across devices. For the first time, measurement and test data from different testers and multimeters can be collated in one inspection. Objects and places are assigned via drag and drop. Therefore, even complex procedures become very easy, for instance assigning datasets to other locations such as lots, buildings, levels, and rooms. Individual test structures can be directly uploaded to the test instrument. Control options also include practical features such as a push/print function to further simplify the transmission of measured values with all relevant characteristics. The Business Starter version installed by default in all PROFITEST MASTER instruments can be upgraded be at any time as needed. Additional Business versions are available, as well as network-enabled Enterprise versions. This expands the capabilities of the CAT IV devices. The series is designed for testing and measuring tasks in all AC and three-phase networks with voltages from 65 V to 500 V and frequencies from 15.4 Hz to 420 Hz. The systems support all tests according to DIN VDE 0100-600 / DIN VDE 0105-100 to check the effectiveness of protection measures in electrical installations in private homes, commercial buildings, and industrial facilities. On top of basic standard tests, PROFITEST MASTER offers numerous additional measuring functions and meets the requirements for acceptance tests and periodic inspections in fixed electrical installations. The devices‘ ergonomic design and user-friendly operation simplify the selection and setup of test sequences. The current measuring method and values are always clearly shown on the integrated illuminated display.

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GMC-I Messtechnik

Safety test instruments with new software

For SECUTEST instruments from Gossen Metrawatt, the manufacturer’s new IZYTRONIQ software is now included in supply. The SECUTEST series comprises various models for testing the electrical safety of electrical devices and welding units up to 400 V.

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For SECUTEST instruments from Gossen Metrawatt, the manufacturer’s new IZYTRONIQ software is now included in supply. The SECUTEST series comprises various models for testing the electrical safety of electrical devices and welding units up to 400 V. Special variants are available for type testing of medical devices during production as well as for periodic inspections according to IEC/EN 62353 and IEC/EN 60601: SECULIFE ST BASE, ST BASE25, and ST PRO. The instruments feature pre-programmed test sequences with automatic evaluation per VDE 0701-0702, IEC/EN 62353 (VDE 0751), and IEC/EN 60974-4 (VDE 0544-4). In addition, users can define their own test sequences to meet specific standards such as IEC 60601, 61010, 60335, 60204. The software upgrade expands the scope of measuring, testing, and integral metering capabilities, since IZYTRONIQ adds new device functions and methods of measurement. In addition to an exceptional function range, the software features intuitive operation and a contemporary design for up-to-date standards-compliant data management. Users can simply drag and drop test objects and locations. Even complex operations such as assigning existing objects to other sites, buildings, levels, or rooms are easy to accomplish. Users can freely switch between table, tree, and index card views in portrait or landscape formats as well as between touch and mouse operation. Smart features for highlighting or hiding specific tools and workspaces make it easy to select the right function in everyday operation. User-friendly control options also include the practical remote mode and a push/print function, which simplify the transmission of measured values with all relevant characteristics. Furthermore, the software now enables the collation of measurement and test data from different testers and multimeters in one inspection as well as their audit-proof documentation. The default Business Starter version installed in all SECUTEST instruments can be upgraded at any time as needed. Users can choose from additional Business versions or network-enabled Enterprise versions. All existing data is simply carried over.

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