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PiL

Customer-specific ultrasonic sensors at cost-effective conditions

No other sensor technology has such a versatile range of applications as ultrasonic technology: In the industrial sector alone, its applications range from recording filling levels and volume flows and measuring distances, heights, and widths through to detecting objects and obstacles in dynamic processes.

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No other sensor technology has such a versatile range of applications as ultrasonic technology: In the industrial sector alone, its applications range from recording filling levels and volume flows and measuring distances, heights, and widths through to detecting objects and obstacles in dynamic processes. Yet depending on their specific application, sensors often require costly modifications in order to work reliably. Inadequate conditioning of the signals or faulty seals on the housing of standard sensors can not only result in unsatisfactory measurement results but also in the early failure of the sensors. Yet it is usually extremely expensive for companies to commission the production of suitable and appropriately robust sensors. PiL Sensoren GmbH offers its customers a happy medium in the form of cost-effective solutions. Thanks to its own development and production facilities in Germany, this manufacturer of ultrasonic sensors not only specializes in the production of a wide range of robust standard models but can also supply sensors that have been configured for specific applications. Due to its decades of experience in the production and adaptation of customer-specific sensors, PIL can offer a broad range of tried-and-tested solutions. The company’s engineers also use their comprehensive expertise in different fields of application to develop durable sensor solutions for use in challenging operating conditions that offer good value for money. The technical consultants at PIL would be delighted to provide comprehensive advice to any customers who are looking for sensor solutions for their specific requirements.

date: 2022-01-26 | characters: 1646 | download: document, picture 1

INELTA

Inelta is expanding its range of bending beams

Inelta is continuing to extend its range of bending beams with the FT21 series. The tension and compression force transducers with low space requirements and an integrated measuring amplifier combined with high linearity are used for measuring small and medium sized forces. Through-holes are used to make integration and fastening easy.

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Inelta is continuing to extend its range of bending beams with the FT21 series. The tension and compression force transducers with low space requirements and an integrated measuring amplifier combined with high linearity are used for measuring small and medium sized forces. Through-holes are used to make integration and fastening easy. The FT21 bending beams with the dimensions 68 mm x 28.5 mm x 26 mm are intended for the range 0.2 kN to 1 kN while the model dimensions for 2 kN to 10 kN are 78 mm x 31.5 mm x 33 mm. The type of output signals can be selected from various voltage or current outputs. The degree of protection on the double bending beam sensor is IP64. With a nominal temperature range of -20 °C to +60 °C, it is suitable for applications from stage technology, cranes, lifts and lifting technology, to production machines, material testing, presses, or welding systems. With its product portfolio, Inelta provides a comprehensive bending beam program from 100 N to 10 kN in different size categories.

Application know-how is key
The measurement solution reliability not only depends on the use of robust sensor technology, but also on specific design features of the selected sensor models, their application-specific configuration, and correct placement. That is why Inelta as a specialist in industrial sensor technology supports its customers with comprehensive application know-how, in-depth advice and, where required, also carries out custom-fit modifications to its products.

date: 2022-01-19 | characters: 1501 | download: document, picture 1

BI-BER

New features for empty mould check

Bi-Ber has implemented several innovations in its optical inspection systems for empty mould check: additional interface options and software features as well as new hardware configurations.

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Bi-Ber has implemented several innovations in its optical inspection systems for empty mould check: additional interface options and software features as well as new hardware configurations. The Berlin-based manufacturer offers four standard models as well as tailored systems for empty mould check in confectionery production lines. Inspection systems with shorter cable lengths are now also available with USB3 cameras, as an alternative to the default, GigE cameras. Besides a digital or Ethernet interface, Profinet is now available for connection to system controls. Moreover, Bi-Ber has integrated its standard software modules in addition to the existing application-specific display and analysis software. This adds various new abilities, including user-friendly image storage functions, which are increasingly being requested. Also at customers‘ request, Bi-Ber has implemented Pass/Fail marking not only for the entire mould, but also for each individual cavity. The four standard empty mould check systems are designed for lines with more or less available installation space and can be built with one or more cameras for moulds of varying widths. Cameras, lighting and a touch panel PC are integrated in a single or two separate stainless-steel cabinets, depending on the model. Recently, Bi-Ber has supplied the particularly economic C(ompact) system with two cameras for 640 mm wide moulds for the first time. In 2021, Bi-Ber manufactured empty mould check systems for chocolate, jelly sweets and sugar candies for customer plants from Germany to Japan, including IP67-protected splash-proof versions. This brought the company its first double-double in this segment – with double-digit order numbers as well as shipped systems.

date: 2022-01-12 | characters: 1742 | download: document, picture 1

LOSYCO

Production line with comprehensive data acquisition

Intra-logistics specialist LOSYCO has realized a new production line with intelligent process control for a construction machinery manufacturer. For continuous production data acquisition, LOSYCO equipped all stations with networked operator terminals and implemented a central control and evaluation unit with visualization and an MES interface.

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Intra-logistics specialist LOSYCO has realized a new production line with intelligent process control for a construction machinery manufacturer. For continuous production data acquisition, LOSYCO equipped all stations with networked operator terminals and implemented a central control and evaluation unit with visualization and an MES interface. There, events triggered at the stations by pushbutton input are registered and evaluated – cycle prompts, help requests in the event of material shortage or assembly requirements, and emergency stops. Based on these comprehensive data, the construction machinery manufacturer can optimize the performance of the entire line through targeted process control by efficiently coordinating start, cycle and break times, and organizing the station-related tasks according to how much time each takes. Problems and interruptions of the process flow can be identified early on and corrected, for example, by reassigning tasks or readjusting the quality of components and manufacturing and logistics processes. Designed with 12 workstations on a total length of 165 m, the line can be expanded to up to 17 cycles. It has a maximum towing capacity of 170 tons. Assemblies weighing several tons are placed on special transport platforms running on floor-level rails. A special drag system consisting of tie rods and a chain conveyor moves the transport platforms from station to station. A chain conveyor with a cycle length of 10.15 meters is installed at the end of the line.

date: 2022-01-12 | characters: 1513 | download: document, picture 1

MENZEL

Spare motor for four sugar plants

Menzel Elektromotoren has configured a flexible spare motor for one of Europe’s leading sugar producers, which can replace motors of various other makes if necessary. The three-phase squirrel cage motor is specifically designed for the sugar beet pulp dryers in four plants in Germany and Sweden.

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Menzel Elektromotoren has configured a flexible spare motor for one of Europe’s leading sugar producers, which can replace motors of various other makes if necessary. While the customer can basically employ the three-phase squirrel cage motor in any of its plants around the world, it is in fact specifically designed for the sugar beet pulp dryers in four plants in Germany and Sweden. With a rated output of 1400 kW, it covers the drive power requirements of four separate systems, which range from 1000 kW to 1400 kW. It is designed as a vertical motor for flange mounting (IM V1 standing or IM V3 suspended). In addition, an adapter also manufactured by Menzel enables foot mounting in a system with a V2 flange. The motor with cooling type IC 616 meets the protection class IP55. The customer was on site for acceptance testing at Menzel’s Berlin plant. More and more large organizations are looking to utilize spare assets over multiple processes and Menzel is the go-to supplier in this niche market. The modular MEBKSL motor series enables a variety of cooling types and ingress protection ratings as well as various mounting options at optimized production costs. The tried-and-tested design meets high standards in terms of size, performance, cost-effectiveness and reliability.
More about three-phase asynchronous motors with squirrel cage rotors: https://www.menzel-motors.com/squirrel-cage-motor/

date: 2022-01-12 | characters: 1288 | download: document, picture 1

INELTA

Replaceable at full process pressure: New LVDT valve sensors with a modular design

With their special modular construction, the LVDT-based valve sensors in the IHDL-M16 series from Inelta Sensorsysteme allow the sensor module to be replaced while the process is running.

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With their special modular construction, the LVDT-based valve sensors in the IHDL-M16 series from Inelta Sensorsysteme allow the sensor module to be replaced while the process is running. Whereas in conventional LVDTs used in hydraulic applications, the sensor technology with the coil windings and the pressure-encapsulated tube for the core or core extension form one unit, the IHDL-M16 series has the advantage that the pressure tube and sensor are mounted separately for linear displacement transducers. In addition to that, the core extension is connected to the valve first and then sealed by the pressure pipe with an M16x1.5 flange on the process side. The sensor can then be slid over the pressure pipe and removed at any time for servicing without interrupting the ongoing process. Pressure pipe and flange are designed for pressures up to 550 bar. The new valve sensors feature measurement ranges of up to 40 mm despite being particularly short. Thanks to the absolute measuring principle, the sensors always recognize the correct core position again after a service has been carried out or in the event of a power failure. There are two potentiometers protected by sealing screws on the back of the housing for setting the offset and gain. When requested to do so, Inelta is also glad to support its customers with the realization and implementation of special measurement solutions. Thanks to its engineers’ comprehensive application know-how combined with production in Germany, the manufacturer is able to create special solutions or modify series sensors for customer-specific requirements at short notice. Application know-how is key The measurement solution reliability not only depends on the use of robust sensor technology, but also on specific design features of the selected sensor models, their application-specific configuration, and correct placement. That is why Inelta as a specialist in industrial sensor technology supports its customers with comprehensive application know-how, in-depth advice and, where required, also carries out custom-fit modifications to its products. Company background Inelta Sensorsysteme GmbH & Co. KG with its headquarters in Taufkirchen near Munich has been developing, producing, and selling standard and customized sensor solutions for industrial applications for more than 25 years. Together with PIL Sensoren GmbH (Erlensee near Frankfurt/Main), an ultrasonic sensor system pioneer, and VYPRO s.r.o. (Trencín, Slovakia), the company offers a wide range of products for measuring displacement and position as well as force, pressure and inclination measurement. The range includes force sensors, sensor signal amplifiers, pressure switches, capacitive sensors and ultrasonic sensors. Our portfolio is nicely rounded off with cable and connector assembly services. Most of the group of companies’ customers are in industrial automation, mechanical engineering, hydraulics, medical technology as well as the aerospace industry. We especially focus on industry and customer-specific sensor solutions and are constantly expanding this focus with interdisciplinary know-how.

date: 2021-12-15 | characters: 2103 | download: document, picture 1

RAFI

RAFI Hungaria turns 30

On the occasion of its 30th anniversary this year, RAFI Hungaria Kft. looks back on three decades of success. In 1991, RAFI founded RAFI-BBP in Mezotúr, Hungary, to expand its assembly capacities for electromechanical operating elements. Even in its first year, the number of employees increased from 5 to 21.

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On the occasion of its 30th anniversary this year, RAFI Hungaria Kft. looks back on three decades of success. In 1991, RAFI founded RAFI-BBP in Mezotúr, Hungary, to expand its assembly capacities for electromechanical operating elements. Even in its first year, the number of employees increased from 5 to 21. Starting in 1995, RAFI-BBP gradually expanded its activities to include the manufacture of electronic and opto-electronic assemblies. The company also introduced quality management in compliance with ISO 9002. After continuous expansion of the manufacturing facilities and soldering systems, the company also added assembly of electronics products for the automotive industry to its range. In 2000, a new production unit was built, doubling the operating area. At the same time, the company adopted a process-oriented QM system according to EN ISO 9001:2000. Over the following years, the company expanded its production capacities by installing new high-performance assembly lines for electronic assemblies as well as a third production unit with a total useful area of 2,200 m˛. It also introduced a quality management system for medical products that complies with ISO 13485. Today, RAFI Hungaria operates production areas totaling 7,760 m˛ and has more than 500 employees. There has always been a focus at the company on training and further training to ensure a qualified current and future workforce. This prompted it to join forces with local technical school Teleki Blanka to establish a highly practical training program for electronics technicians. Furthermore, RAFI Hungaria cooperates with the University of Debrecen in its dual-studies program by offering opportunities for works students.

date: 2021-12-15 | characters: 1712 | download: document, picture 1, picture 2

MENZEL

TĂśV attestation for IP67 motors

Menzel Elektromotoren manufactures IP67 low and medium voltage squirrel-cage motors up to size 355. TÜV Süd has recently attested the dust- and waterproof construction according to protection class IP67 of an entire low voltage motor type series. The series extends to outputs of 400 kW and voltages of 1000 V. In addition, TÜV Süd has attested Menzel’s procedures for IP67 testing, which the manufacturer also offers for medium voltage motors from its own brand up to 11 kV.

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Menzel Elektromotoren manufactures IP67 low and medium voltage squirrel-cage motors up to size 355. TÜV Süd has recently attested the dust- and waterproof construction according to protection class IP67 of an entire low voltage motor type series. The series extends to outputs of 400 kW and voltages of 1000 V. In addition, TÜV Süd has attested Menzel’s procedures for IP67 testing, which the manufacturer also offers for medium voltage motors from its own brand up to 11 kV. Menzel builds IP67 motors with minimal tolerances, waterproof encapsulated cast-iron casings and terminal boxes. The manufacturer holds stock in its main warehouse of all basic components for dust- and waterproof squirrel-cage motors and can therefore realize very short delivery times for standard designs of IP67 motors. The motors are used worldwide, mainly in pump stations, flood-prone areas, food and drink industries and maritime applications. They can be fully immersed at standstill for a period of 24 hours without any ingress of water. Subsequently, when water has receded, the motors are ready to be switched on again directly. The manufacturer runs comprehensive acceptance tests on its motors in its inhouse load test field before shipping. As part of the test spectrum, Menzel also offers underwater tests for all induction motors with cage or slip ring rotors.
At the 2021 AEMT Awards of the Association of Electrical and Mechanical Trades, Menzel IP67 motors were voted the Product of the Year.
Product page: https://www.menzel-motors.com/ip67-motor/

date: 2021-12-09 | characters: 1486 | download: document, picture 1

AutoVimation

Piranha: New hygienic IP69k line laser enclosures

Introducing the Piranha series of extremely robust protective laser enclosures, autoVimation completes its new Hygienic Building Kit, which is the world’s first system for fully hygienic mounting of cameras, lighting and lasers in machine vision applications in the food and pharmaceutical industries and in cleanrooms.

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Introducing the Piranha series of extremely robust protective laser enclosures, autoVimation completes its new Hygienic Building Kit, which is the world’s first system for fully hygienic mounting of cameras, lighting and lasers in machine vision applications in the food and pharmaceutical industries and in cleanrooms. The Piranha enclosures – now available – are used to integrate line lasers with a diameter of 19 – 20 mm and up to 160 mm length with or without focusing ring. Featuring an IP69k protection rating and hygienic design without recesses, they are suitable for thorough cleaning with steam jets. The AISI 316L stainless-steel material ensures high corrosion resistance to harsh disinfectants and other aggressive chemicals. The 28 mm wide front window, which can be easily attached or replaced by means of a circlip, comes with a BK7 window with double-sided anti-reflective coating, or optionally with a sapphire or acrylic window. The deep front cover allows for placement of lasers with or without focusing ring directly behind the front window. Users can access the focusing ring at any time, simply by removing the screw cap. autoVimation supplies Piranha enclosures with a standard cable gland made of AISI 316L stainless steel for easy mounting to hygienic T-pieces and tubes. In addition, versions with hygienic cable glands and hoses are available for other mounting variants. For users to easily achieve compliance in every application, autoVimation is undergoing EHEDG certification of the protective laser enclosures.

date: 2021-12-08 | characters: 1544 | download: document, picture 1

INELTA

The smallest LVDT with probe function in the world – from Inelta

Inelta is expanding its range of miniaturized displacement sensors for medical, laboratory and testing technology with the world’s smallest LVDT with a probe function: the LVDT of the IFAT series has an outer diameter of only 6 mm and is designed for the highly accurate detection of measurement ranges between 2.5 mm and 10 mm.

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Inelta is expanding its range of miniaturized displacement sensors for medical, laboratory and testing technology with the world’s smallest LVDT with a probe function: the LVDT of the IFAT series has an outer diameter of only 6 mm and is designed for the highly accurate detection of measurement ranges between 2.5 mm and 10 mm. The calibrated IMK-LVDT-2405 measuring amplifier in a compact aluminum housing is used to output the measured values via a 5 V voltage output. The fixed wiring of sensor and measuring amplifier ensures exact tuning with a minimum linearity error of =0.01% F.S. The sensor specialist also offers customized adaptations and modifications for the new solution on request at competitive conditions – as it would for all of its sensors and systems. Inelta covers a wide range of applications with its range of miniature LVDTs with housing diameters from 1.8 mm to 8 mm. In addition to medical and laboratory applications, this also includes control technology, the manufacture of precision parts, and dynamic position determination in chassis or on test benches. For robust applications with longer measurement ranges, Inelta offers LVDTs with diameters up to 32 mm, versions with M12 and M18 external threads, with pneumatic function as well as models for hydraulic applications and pressures up to 400 bar, and much more. In addition, the sensor specialist also develops special solutions and complete systems for special applications in close coordination with customers. Application know-how is key The measurement solution reliability not only depends on the use of robust sensor technology, but also on specific design features of the selected sensor models, their application-specific configuration, and correct placement. That is why Inelta as a specialist in industrial sensor technology supports its customers with comprehensive application know-how, in-depth advice and, where required, also carries out custom-fit modifications to its products. Company background Inelta Sensorsysteme GmbH & Co. KG with its headquarters in Taufkirchen near Munich has been developing, producing, and selling standard and customized sensor solutions for industrial applications for more than 25 years. Together with PIL Sensoren GmbH (Erlensee near Frankfurt/Main), an ultrasonic sensor system pioneer, and VYPRO s.r.o. (Trencín, Slovakia), the company offers a wide range of products for measuring displacement and position as well as force, pressure and inclination measurement. The range includes force sensors, sensor signal amplifiers, 201pressure switches, capacitive sensors and ultrasonic sensors. Our portfolio is nicely rounded off with cable and connector assembly services. Most of the group of companies’ customers are in industrial automation, mechanical engineering, hydraulics, medical technology as well as the aerospace industry. We especially focus on industry and customer-specific sensor solutions and are constantly expanding this focus with interdisciplinary know-how.

date: 2021-12-08 | characters: 1978 | download: document, picture 1

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