PRESSESERVICE

MENZEL

12-pole extruder motor

Menzel Elektromotoren has supplied a 12-pole 225-kW motor for a rubber mixing machine. Though this large number of poles is unusual for such a relatively small output, the German motor builder had a suitable unit on stock in its large warehouse. The motor is configured for frequency inverter operation in 60-Hz networks.

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Menzel Elektromotoren has supplied a 12-pole 225-kW motor for a rubber mixing machine. Though this large number of poles is unusual for such a relatively small output, the German motor builder had a suitable unit on stock in its large warehouse. The motor is configured for frequency inverter operation in 60-Hz networks. The rated speed is 710 min-1. This robust motor provides high starting torques and high overload capacities at low speeds. The customer, the global market leader in production of elastomeric insulation systems for thermal and acoustic insulation, needed this motor for a plant in Mexico. To ensure commissioning of the facility on schedule, Menzel adapted the motor in only three and a half weeks. This included a newly engineered and individually welded motor housing that is compatible with the customer’s special coupling and existing foundation interfaces. More reference projects and inquiries: https://www.menzel-motors.com/extruder-drive/

date: 2020-05-27 | characters: 882 | download: document, picture 1

RAFI

New RAFI illuminated pushbutton with ring lighting

RAFI has expanded its RAFIX 22 FS+ control and signaling units program with illuminated pushbuttons with ring lighting. The pushbuttons come with an illuminated ring in the colors white, red, green, yellow, or blue, which makes them also suitable for night design. The illumination of the ring is provided by an LED.

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RAFI has expanded its RAFIX 22 FS+ control and signaling units program with illuminated pushbuttons with ring lighting. The pushbuttons come with an illuminated ring in the colors white, red, green, yellow, or blue, which makes them also suitable for night design. The illumination of the ring is provided by an LED. The pushbuttons feature IP65 degree of protection to the front side, an installation height of just 10 mm and, like all RAFIX 22 FS+ control and signaling units, they fit standard 22.3 mm installation openings. The pushbuttons deliver clear tactile feedback, even through gloves. For terminal connection, the pushbuttons can be combined with PCB switching elements for PCB application or QC switching elements for conventional wiring. The PCB version has a mounting depth of just 9.2 mm, and the switching elements with LEDs and other components are located on a common board. The QC switching elements are connected individually with 2.8 mm x 0.8 mm quick connectors, resulting in a mounting depth of 27 mm. Illumination is via a plug-in LED clip. Both types of switching elements are available in versions with gold contacts for a maximum 35 V and 100 mA or with silver contacts for up to 250 V and 4 A.

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Vision-Components

3D line sensors sized to fit

Vision Components manufactures intelligent laser profilers for a wide range of applications. The standard VCnano3D-Z models cover working distances from 50 mm to 2025 mm and between 40 mm and 1250 mm horizontal field of view. They provide high precision with resolutions down to 10 µm.

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Vision Components manufactures intelligent laser profilers for a wide range of applications. The standard VCnano3D-Z models cover working distances from 50 mm to 2025 mm and between 40 mm and 1250 mm horizontal field of view. They provide high precision with resolutions down to 10 µm. The series offers OEMs an exact fit for their measurement task so that they can save the effort for elaborate, costly hardware adaptations. Currently, there are about 100 models in four sizes ranging in length from about 140 mm to 472 mm. In addition, the manufacturer also offers on-demand customer-specific configurations with a quick turnaround. The 3D embedded vision systems are compact, lightweight, and easy to integrate into OEM applications. They contain a Xilinx Zynq SoC featuring a dual-core ARM processor and an FPGA. The 3D profiles are calculated solely and entirely on the FPGA, allowing the ARM processor to be programmed for additional application tasks. Vision Components’ proprietary ambient light suppression technology enables measurements with laser profilers under up to 100,000 lux. The high ambient light immunity results from a high-intensity blue laser (450 nm), which is nevertheless rated laser class 2, combined with extremely short exposure times. Featuring a GigE interface and scan rates of up to 2 kHz, the laser profilers are ideally suited for real-time applications. Latest-generation CMOS image sensors ensure high image quality with minimal noise. At list prices under EUR 4,000, they moreover provide an excellent price—performance ratio. More about applications and available models: https://www.vision-components.com/en/products/oem/3d-systems/arm-laser-triangulation/

date: 2020-05-20 | characters: 1565 | download: document, picture 1

RAYTEK – Fluke Process Instruments

Large-area thermal viewing

Fluke Process Instruments has launched the rugged Pan and Tilt enclosure for its ThermoView TV40 thermal imaging camera. Enabling 24/7 large-area monitoring for hot spots, cold spots, or temperature irregularities, the TV40 Pan and Tilt is a powerful critical asset monitoring tool.

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Fluke Process Instruments has launched the rugged Pan and Tilt enclosure for its ThermoView TV40 thermal imaging camera. Enabling 24/7 large-area monitoring for hot spots, cold spots, or temperature irregularities, the TV40 Pan and Tilt is a powerful critical asset monitoring tool. The enclosure for wall or pedestal mounting can rotate the camera head a full 360° continuously and tilt it from -40° to 90°. It has a -40 °C to 50 °C ambient temperature range and provides IP66 ingress protection against water and dust. Applications include ensuring the functionality of electric power infrastructure and fire prevention in coal yards, grain storage, and recycling facilities. The TV40 integrates thermal and visual sighting capabilities for easy camera alignment and added detail on blended infrared and visual images. Analysis tools include image subtraction, isotherms, and histograms. Users can define an unlimited number of AOI (areas of interest) with individual conditions for automatic alarms via Modbus, digital outputs, or email. In contrast to intermittent checks with handheld thermal cameras, this system is always on the spot and unfailingly monitors areas at risk, allowing timely corrective action. The Modbus output allows for easy SCADA integration. In addition, the system also features 1-Gbit Ethernet communication with PoE capability.

date: 2020-05-13 | characters: 1356 | download: document, picture 1

RAFI

Control units for respirators: RAFI ramps up production

HMI specialist RAFI has been producing capacitive control units for the HAMILTON-C6 mobile respirator station from Swiss medical technology manufacturer Hamilton Medical for around four years.

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HMI specialist RAFI has been producing capacitive control units for the HAMILTON-C6 mobile respirator station from Swiss medical technology manufacturer Hamilton Medical for around four years. This company, which has specialized since 1983 in the development of intensive respirator systems, ranks among the leading suppliers of intelligent high-end devices. Currently, manufacturers and suppliers face major challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting surge in demand for respirators. But, thanks to foresighted planning and management of manufacturing capacities, RAFI has succeeded in increasing production of its control units far beyond the usual volumes. “As soon as the first alarming reports came in, we started thinking about how we could boost delivery capacity if necessary,” explains Max Mattes, the responsible RAFI Account Manager for the Systems business unit. “Our Purchasing department pro-actively contacted the relevant component suppliers. Our control units are an essential feature of the respirators. So of course we feel that RAFI has an indirect responsibility for ensuring the supply of life-saving medical devices.” The HMI manufacturer produces the control units entirely in-house. To increase the quantities at short notice, it had to flexibly adjust capacities in its production department and re-organize its order processing. The year before last, the company established its own clean room system for the production of glass sensors for capacitive touchscreens so that it could remain independent from Asian suppliers. Apart from the 17″ touch sensors for the Hamilton respirators, RAFI also produces the diagnostic electronics and integrates the touch controllers on its own assembly lines. The front glass panels are also printed and fitted with electro-mechanical keypads in RAFI’s own facility. The hygiene-compliant silicon key switches are inserted into openings cut into the front glass panels, and snap-action contacts are installed underneath the actuators. Development and production of the control units, which RAFI supplies as fully assembled, ready-to-use assemblies, comply with the EN ISO 13485 medical standard. “To meet the acute demand, we had to restructure a lot of our sequences. Obviously, all processes that are critical for the operating surfaces of the respirators come first right now,” says Mattes. “But of course we’re still doing everything to make sure all our customers get their supplies on time.”

date: 2020-05-07 | characters: 2478 | download: document, picture 1

MENZEL

High-voltage compressor motor for steelworks

Linde India Ltd. was able to quickly source a new 11-MW high-voltage motor for a compressor in a steel plant from German manufacturer Menzel Elektromotoren. After the originally installed third-party motor had failed, downtime in the plant in the eastern state of Odisha could thus be kept short.

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Linde India Ltd. was able to quickly source a new 11-MW high-voltage motor for a compressor in a steel plant from German manufacturer Menzel Elektromotoren. After the originally installed third-party motor had failed, downtime in the plant in the eastern state of Odisha could thus be kept short. Menzel has an extensive inventory, which is adapted to the demand. The motor manufacturer picked a modular squirrel-cage motor from its MEBKSW series for this project. These motors are by default very well adapted to the ambient conditions with temperatures up to 50 °C and a humidity of up to 95 %. Their tropics-proof motor winding conforms with temperature class F. Menzel fitted the motor with an air-to-water heat exchanger (cooling type IC 81W), which is ideal for environments with high humidity and highly polluted atmosphere, and implemented an increased IP55 ingress protection. Menzel also made several mechanical and electrical adjustments to ensure smooth installation on site. One noteworthy challenge was that the original terminal box, complete with the sensors installed inside, should be moved to the new motor. To accomplish this Menzel not only manufactured a mounting adapter, but also changed the winding ends and routed them from the overhang to the terminal box along the side of the motor housing. Menzel furthermore built a base frame to adapt the motor size and mounting dimensions to the existing foundation. The motor with a rated voltage of 11 kV is designed for 50-Hz operation with a rated speed of 1492 min-1 in continuous operation (operating mode S1). Its total weight is 23.5 tons. Before shipping, the motor underwent extensive tests in Menzel’s load test field with the customer present. The manufacturer was also in charge of commissioning. More information about water-cooled squirrel-cage motors for extreme ambient conditions is available at https://www.menzel-motors.com/squirrel-cage-motor/ic81w-ic86w/.

date: 2020-04-29 | characters: 1942 | download: document, picture 1

DATAPAQ – Fluke Process Instruments

Live webinar on furnace temperature uniformity surveys (TUS)

Fluke Process Instruments will host a webinar on temperature uniformity surveys (TUS) of furnaces on 16 April 2020, 10 a.m. UTC. Attendance is free of charge for all interested participants who are requested to register at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8677766185846099214 in advance.

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Fluke Process Instruments will host a webinar on temperature uniformity surveys (TUS) of furnaces on 16 April 2020, 10 a.m. UTC. Attendance is free of charge for all interested participants who are requested to register at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8677766185846099214 in advance. The webinar will be hosted by Rob Hornsblow, Datapaq product manager at Fluke Process Instruments. He will demonstrate correct use of the features of the Datapaq Insight Survey software when carrying out TUS measurements with a Datapaq Furnace Tracker temperature profiling system. Participants will learn how to create TUS reports according to the NADCAP specification AMS2750. Many of the procedures covered by the webinar will also benefit those who have to comply with CQI-9 and other metrology standards. The webinar will take about 30 minutes. Subsequently, Rob Hornsblow will answer users’ questions.

date: 2020-04-14 | characters: 904 | download: document, picture 1

CONTA-CLIP

Screwless cable entry system

CONTA-CLIP further expands its KES cable management program, adding the KES-E version for screwless mounting. The cable entry plates enable quick and safe feed-in of non-assembled cables and conduits into control cabinets and machine enclosures, without the need for cable glands.

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CONTA-CLIP further expands its KES cable management program, adding the KES-E version for screwless mounting. The cable entry plates enable quick and safe feed-in of non-assembled cables and conduits into control cabinets and machine enclosures, without the need for cable glands. The new KES-E cable entry plate can be installed without tools thanks to the all-round profile gasket. The plate is simply pressed into a 36 mm x 112 mm standard opening in a cabinet or housing wall. The profile gasket’s elastic inner sealing lip tightly curves around the opening inside the housing, ensuring a tight and vibration-proof hold. The initial KES-E launch comprises nine variants in “A” and “B” versions for cables and pneumatic hoses with diameters from 1 mm to 16 mm. The cable entry plates are suitable for wall thicknesses “A” from 1.5 mm to 2.5 mm or “B” from 2.5 mm to 4 mm. Depending on the design, these plates hold up to 48 cables or conduits, thus allowing for extraordinarily high packing densities. The cable entry system provides IP64 protection against dust and splashing water ingress. Its smooth surfaces, rounded corners, and ECOLAB-certified material resistance to industrial cleaning agents ensure the necessary hygienic properties for use in the food or pharmaceutical industries and suitability for ambient temperatures from -40 °C to +90 °C.

date: 2020-03-30 | characters: 1357 | download: document, picture 1

MENZEL

Despite coronavirus: Large motors ex stock

German motor builder Menzel Elektromotoren keeps a large inventory of motors in stock and is able to fulfill orders even in these times of the coronavirus. The family-run company is the go-to-source when motor failures cause plant standstills or if the usual suppliers cannot maintain delivery dates.

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German motor builder Menzel Elektromotoren keeps a large inventory of motors in stock and is able to fulfill orders even in these times of the coronavirus. The family-run company is the go-to-source when motor failures cause plant standstills or if the usual suppliers cannot maintain delivery dates. Quick shipping of replacement motors has oftentimes prevented production downtimes in the past. Brand-new AC and DC motors are available in various sizes and cooling types: low-voltage motors up to 2500 kW, medium and high-voltage motors up to 15000 kW, AC squirrel-cage and slip ring motors, DC motors up to 600 kW. All these motors comply with the current EN60034, IEC60034, VDE, DIN, and ISO standards. Menzel supplies customers worldwide, adapting the motors individually for each respective customer application. Production and inspection are still being kept up, even now, with staff working two separate shifts and additional measures being taken for maximum protection against infection. More information and 24/7 inquiries: https://www.menzel-motors.com/article/large-lv-mv-hv-motors/

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BI-BER

Camera-based empty mould check for any confectionery production line

Berlin-based machine vision company Bi-Ber has installed nearly 100 optical empty mould check systems in confectionery factories throughout Europe over 20 years. In addition to customer-specific designs, four standard systems for up to 1050 mm wide moulds are now available. High-resolution GigE colour cameras detect any minimal product residues.

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Berlin-based machine vision company Bi-Ber has installed nearly 100 optical empty mould check systems in confectionery factories throughout Europe over 20 years. In addition to customer-specific designs, four standard systems for up to 1050 mm wide moulds are now available. High-resolution GigE colour cameras detect any minimal product residues. The Windows-based inspection systems with uniform multilingual firmware are suitable for moulds made of all common materials: polycarbonate, metal, silicone. The B(asic) model combines cameras, lighting, and a touch panel PC in a stainless-steel cabinet that is placed directly onto the conveyor system. It shields ambient light, ensuring high, repeatable image quality. The use of multiple cameras allows for a wide field of view at short working distances. Doors in the control cabinet ensure good accessibility of the transfer system. The S(eparate) model offers all the advantages of the basic system in terms of accessibility and ambient light shielding. However, the imaging technology and the computer are installed in two separate enclosures. The cabinet with the operating panel can be freely positioned for easy access. The F(lexible) model with a slim camera and lighting module also features a separate control cabinet and was developed especially for enclosed lines and low-height surroundings. It is also available as a multi-camera version for wide moulds. The C(ompact) model is condensed to include only the minimum necessary equipment and does not contain a signal light. The control box with a touchscreen is attached directly to the camera housing. The compact model is particularly cost-effective and also suitable for lines with limited space. The automatic inspection systems are the result of decades spent working for international confectionery and chocolate manufacturers. Bi-Ber is constantly developing its testing technology further and also offers customers special solutions as well as retrofit of existing systems. The documentation for all standard variants is available at https://www.bilderkennung.de/download.html#suesswarenindustrie.

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