PRESSESERVICE

RAFI

Compact, highly reliable pushbuttons and Emergency Stop buttons

RAFI’s LUMOTAST 16 pushbuttons and illuminated pushbuttons for 16.2 mm mounting holes are especially suitable for handheld control devices, or any application that requires robust switch functions in a low profile. They are very compact and provide distinct haptic feedback.

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RAFI’s LUMOTAST 16 pushbuttons and illuminated pushbuttons for 16.2 mm mounting holes are especially suitable for handheld control devices, or any application that requires robust switch functions in a low profile. They are very compact and provide distinct haptic feedback. The series offers various design options and allows for individual labeling, to create appealing customer-specific user interfaces. LUMOTAST 16 pushbuttons have an external diameter of only 22.3 mm and fit in 25 mm x 25 mm arrays. They take up very little space inside the housing, featuring a mounting depth of only 18 mm. Complementing the (illuminated) pushbutton range, the series also includes different types of Emergency Stop pushbuttons: an innovative active/inactive version for detachable or wireless control units has a translucent plastic mushroom head that lights up red when properly connected to the Emergency Stop function of the machine/system. When inactive, the mushroom is colorless and cannot be mistaken for an E-Stop according to DIN EN ISO 13850. The second alternative in the series are conventional Emergency Stop pushbuttons with one or two NC contacts or two NC and one NO contact. Installing the devices takes mere seconds: once inserted into the mounting hole, they are attached by a single threaded nut behind the housing front panel. They can easily be connected via 2.8 x 0.5 mm quick-connect terminals. Bezels are available in six colors according to EN 60073, to clearly show what function has been assigned to a switch. The C-LAB variant additionally offers colored or metallized front rings. C-LAB legend inserts and bezels allow for customer-specific labeling of the pushbuttons. RAFI can also supply LUMOTAST 16 pushbuttons with customer-specific printing upon request. The switch contacts utilize high-quality gold contacts to ensure precise switching in harsh environments in the long term. Emergency Stop pushbuttons for large currents are available with silver contacts. All pushbuttons and E-Stops feature IP65/IP67 ingress protection.

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CONTA-CLIP

Modular cable entry for cables with plugs

CONTA-CLIP expands its cable entry portfolio, launching the KDS-R system for M20 to M63 round openings suited to cables with and without plugs.

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CONTA-CLIP expands its cable entry portfolio, launching the KDS-R system for M20 to M63 round openings suited to cables with and without plugs. This new cable management system consists of a handful of basic components: the actual cable entry frame with an integrated gasket, a two-piece thread and locking adapter plus two-piece locknut to fix it in place, and sealing elements with a range of inlays. Assembly is tool-less, quick, and easy. Cables with and without plugs are simply fed through the enclosure opening and cable entry frame. Slit, tapered, finned sealing elements are fitted around individual cables on the inside. Cables with sealing elements are then pushed back to fit tight in the cable entry frame. I-, T-, and +-shaped inlays are available for M40 and larger openings, allowing for insertion of a variety of cable sealing elements as required. The cable entry frame as a whole is fixed in place by attaching a two-part thread and locking adapter to the frame on the outside of the enclosure and attaching a separable locknut on the inside. The special shape of the sealing elements ensures high IP66 ingress protection and strain relief working towards accordance with DIN EN 62444. The wide range of sealing elements for various diameters, shapes, and multiple holes offers high flexibility in creating wiring solutions. The tool-less system ensures that retrofitting work requires very little effort. Unused entry positions in the frame can be sealed with blanking plugs, which can be easily removed at any time to allow additional cables to be inserted.

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DATAPAQ – Fluke Process Instruments

Temperature monitoring in metals processing

Fluke Process Instruments will showcase temperature sensing solutions for primary and secondary metals production at the 2019 HeatTreatmentCongress in Cologne, Germany.

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Fluke Process Instruments will showcase temperature sensing solutions for primary and secondary metals production at the 2019 HeatTreatmentCongress in Cologne, Germany. These include infrared sensors for noncontact measurements, which are ideal for continuous remote monitoring of products and equipment, and datalogging systems for furnace surveys and in-process product temperature profiling. Developed to meet today’s demanding industrial automation requirements, the hardware and software systems allow operators to optimize their processes for consistent high quality and fuel efficiency. An exhibition highlight, the ThermoView TV40 industrial-grade thermal imager with an integrated visible-light camera, enables 24/7 temperature monitoring in a -10 °C to 1200 °C range. Target applications include iron foundries where the imagers check temperatures of molten metal and monitor ladles to ensure that the refractory lining is intact. Users can define various areas of interest with distinct alarm conditions. Also on show, the Datapaq Furnace Tracker based on the Datapaq TP3 data logger with up to 20 measurement channels performs temperature uniformity surveys (TUS) and system accuracy tests (SAT) compliant with NADCAP AMS 2750E and CQI-9. These profiling systems are designed to travel through heat-treatment and quench processes. They include analysis and reporting software, thermocouples, and thermal barriers for maximum protection at high temperatures up to 1200 °C and process durations of hours and days. The team will be happy to advise visitors on the best way to tackle their particular application. Fluke Process Instruments at HeatTreatmentCongress Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany, 22 – 24 October 2019 Hall 4.1, Stand C-091

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RAYTEK – Fluke Process Instruments

Temperature monitoring in metals processing

Fluke Process Instruments will showcase temperature sensing solutions for primary and secondary metals production at the 2019 HeatTreatmentCongress in Cologne, Germany.

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Fluke Process Instruments will showcase temperature sensing solutions for primary and secondary metals production at the 2019 HeatTreatmentCongress in Cologne, Germany. These include infrared sensors for noncontact measurements, which are ideal for continuous remote monitoring of products and equipment, and datalogging systems for furnace surveys and in-process product temperature profiling. Developed to meet today’s demanding industrial automation requirements, the hardware and software systems allow operators to optimize their processes for consistent high quality and fuel efficiency. An exhibition highlight, the ThermoView TV40 industrial-grade thermal imager with an integrated visible-light camera, enables 24/7 temperature monitoring in a -10 °C to 1200 °C range. Target applications include iron foundries where the imagers check temperatures of molten metal and monitor ladles to ensure that the refractory lining is intact. Users can define various areas of interest with distinct alarm conditions. Also on show, the Datapaq Furnace Tracker based on the Datapaq TP3 data logger with up to 20 measurement channels performs temperature uniformity surveys (TUS) and system accuracy tests (SAT) compliant with NADCAP AMS 2750E and CQI-9. These profiling systems are designed to travel through heat-treatment and quench processes. They include analysis and reporting software, thermocouples, and thermal barriers for maximum protection at high temperatures up to 1200 °C and process durations of hours and days. The team will be happy to advise visitors on the best way to tackle their particular application. Fluke Process Instruments at HeatTreatmentCongress Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany, 22 – 24 October 2019 Hall 4.1, Stand C-091

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FIBOX

Control cabinets for 5G mobile communication

As interconnection of industrial plants and equipment becomes ever more important and more common, and the introduction of the 5G standard drastically increases data rates, promising an even higher usability potential of wireless communication, FIBOX ARCA wall-mounted enclosures offer optimal protection for radio modems and other telecommunication.

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As interconnection of industrial plants and equipment becomes ever more important and more common, and the introduction of the 5G standard drastically increases data rates, promising an even higher usability potential of wireless communication, FIBOX ARCA wall-mounted enclosures offer optimal protection for radio modems and other telecommunications devices. The control cabinets made of glass-fiber reinforced polycarbonate are extremely robust and low-maintenance. They let radio waves pass through unhindered so that no special measures are necessary when integrating Wi-Fi or other radio applications – devices can simply be installed inside the housing, without openings for antennas. This eliminates the need for machining and sealing enclosures just to feed through antennas. The absence of external antennas reduces the risk of damage due to mechanical impacts such as by vandalism or during transport. Since current EMC device standards no longer require overall shielding of the electronics in control cabinets, the once weighty argument for metal cabinets is now obsolete. At the same time, ARCA series plastic control cabinets offer considerable advantages over standard sheet-metal enclosures: they only weigh half of what same-sized metal versions weigh, they are equally suitable for harsh, demanding indoor and outdoor applications, and at comparable prices. The polycarbonate enclosures with foamed PUR gaskets feature IP66/IP67 ingress protection. They permanently withstand ambient temperatures between -40 °C and 80 °C and provide high protection against vandalism, featuring impact resistance ratings up to IK10. Dents and deformations, which were a persistent threat to the sealing performance of metal control cabinets, become a thing of the past with the switch to ARCA. Lastly, grounding is no longer necessary due to the plastic enclosures‘ protective insulation.

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CONTA-CLIP

Direct Modbus connection to PLCs

GSM-PRO2 series communication modules from CONTA-CLIP feature a Modbus RTU (RS485) interface that enables easy data exchange with other controllers. The modules operate in slave mode and can, for example, provide a PLC with added GSM functionality via an easy plug connection to the RS485 port directly on the C-type mounting rail.

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GSM-PRO2 series communication modules from CONTA-CLIP feature a Modbus RTU (RS485) interface that enables easy data exchange with other controllers. The modules operate in slave mode and can, for example, provide a PLC with added GSM functionality via an easy plug connection to the RS485 port directly on the C-type mounting rail. The GSM-PRO-CON extension module from CONTA-CLIP makes wiring even simpler. Plugged into the GSM-PRO2 module, it offers front-access terminals for connection to the controller. The GSM-PRO2 parameterization software can be programmed to send a text or email fault message to specified recipients when the status of the PLC input changes. Prompted by a text message that is sent to the GSM-PRO2 module, data is written into the PLC’s digital and analog registers via the Modbus RTU interface. The PLC, acting as a master, reads out the data in order to trigger the corresponding actions. Various communication modules with and without GPS functionality are available for all common wireless standards up to 4G. Apps for iPhone and Android devices enable flexible monitoring and control and provide an instant overview over the statuses of several modules at once. Users do not need any programming skills to parameterize the modules. Firmware updates and online configuration changes can be easily carried out at any time via the GSM network, even after installing and commissioning the modules.

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EGE

Proximity switch for Ex zones 0/20 with direct 24V connection

Launching the IGEX20a inductive proximity switch, EGE presents a compact sensor with ignition protection type Ex m (encapsulation). Observing the relevant installation standards and conditions, it can be used directly in zones 0/20 without any further switching amplifier. IGEX20a is certified according to ATEX and IECEx.

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Launching the IGEX20a inductive proximity switch, EGE presents a compact sensor with ignition protection type Ex m (encapsulation). Observing the relevant installation standards and conditions, it can be used directly in zones 0/20 without any further switching amplifier. IGEX20a is certified according to ATEX and IECEx. IECEx certification simplifies worldwide use of the sensors in member countries of the IECEx regime. 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 in facilities with gas pipelines etc. The switching function is indicated by an LED on the back of the device. The sensors are available in M12, M18, and M30 designs. 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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Excelitas Technologies Corp.

LASER World of PHOTONICS: Excelitas Technologies highlights new photonics solutions

Excelitas Technologies Corp., a global technology leader delivering innovative, customized photonic solutions, showcases its broad offering of photonics technologies at Laser World of Photonics in Munich, Germany.

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Excelitas Technologies Corp., a global technology leader delivering innovative, customized photonic solutions, showcases its broad offering of photonics technologies at Laser World of Photonics in Munich, Germany. Featured product innovations include the X-Cite mini+ white light LED light source for fluorescence imaging applications, an enhanced version of the popular X-Cite 120LEDmini. The new light source features improved LED technology to deliver more power to the sample plane than any of Excelitas’ previous direct-coupled systems. It is ideal for routine fluorescence imaging with enough power to replace mercury sources in budget-constrained labs and clinical facilities. The Optem FUSION micro-inspection lens system has been redesigned to meet the growing need for shortwave infrared (SWIR) sensors that enable the machine vision requirements essential to Industry 4.0 manufacturing. The lens system now provides true polychromatic imaging performance across the visible, NIR, and SWIR wavebands (400 nm – 1700 nm). Another innovation for machine vision is the inspec.x HR 2.4/128 3.33x lens. Developed to achieve object resolution up to 300 Lp/mm, this lens is optimized for a magnification factor of 3.33x and supports sensors up to 82mm in length. Also on show, the enhanced, high-end Fetura+ zoom lens enables high speed and reliable optical performance in high-throughput micro-inspection, non-contact dimensional measurement, and general automated imaging applications. The zoom lens features a unique linear rail design coupled with precision optics to enable it to travel through the 12.5:1 zoom range in less than one second. Due to this unique design, Fetura+ offers a service life in excess of one million cycles and delivers exacting repeatability in any orientation. Laser technology is another focus area for Excelitas. A new sophisticated, motorized variable beam expander, the LINOS Beam Expander 1x-4x for 515nm-540nm or 1030nm-1080nm, allows an adaption of the focus diameter, focal position, and spot quality. Its motorization contributes to considerably reduced setup times and higher repetition accuracy for a wide variety of laser material processing, display, semiconductor, micro machining, solar, and battery applications. The team is looking forward to welcoming trade show visitors to discuss their illumination, transmission, and detection applications. Excelitas at LASER World of PHOTONICS Munich, Germany, 24 – 27 June 2019 Hall B1, Stand 103

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Excelitas Technologies Corp.

New SWIR lenses for micro-inspection

Qioptiq, an Excelitas Technologies company, introduces newly expanded capabilities of its Optem FUSION micro-inspection lens system, redesigned to meet the growing need for shortwave infrared (SWIR) sensors that enable the machine vision requirements essential to Industry 4.0 manufacturing.

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Qioptiq, an Excelitas Technologies company, introduces newly expanded capabilities of its Optem FUSION micro-inspection lens system, redesigned to meet the growing need for shortwave infrared (SWIR) sensors that enable the machine vision requirements essential to Industry 4.0 manufacturing. The lens system now provides true polychromatic imaging performance across the key Visible (400 nm – 700 nm), NIR (700 nm – 1100 nm) and SWIR (900 nm – 1700 nm) wavebands. The Optem FUSION micro-inspection system leverages field-proven mechanics, flexible optics and modular interchangeability, eliminating the complexities, long development cycles and high costs that can be associated with custom imaging solutions. To provide high performance and versatile SWIR imaging across a large variety of magnifications and working distances, Qioptiq adapted and carefully optimized SWIR-compatible components across a select range of its Optem FUSION lens system including: Lower objective lenses, with numerous magnifications and working distances 7:1 zoom module Fixed-magnification system Camera tube lenses with a range of magnifications for various sensor sizes and mount types Beam splitter for critical coaxial illumination support The new SWIR lenses support all SWIR cameras currently available on the market. They can also be adapted to exotic cameras. Zoom and focus operations can be motorized to enable fully automated inspection solutions. By combining the field-proven visible range performance of Optem FUSION with new capabilities for reaching additional wavebands, the new SWIR lens system enables hyperspectral and multispectral imaging. Due to the universal concept of the Optem FUSION micro-imaging lens system, optical solutions spanning 400 nm to 1700 nm with optimized image sensors are now possible for the first time under a single platform, opening entirely new approaches to machine vision demanded by Industry 4.0. “Machine vision plays a fundamental role in automation systems for Industry 4.0, which will increasingly rely on information from sensors and visual systems to identify product defects, understand the root of their deficiencies and enable real-time effective intervention and correction,” said Michael Bulk, application engineer at Excelitas. “Pushing the classic inspection window beyond the visible wavelength range enables the development of exciting new techniques and applications including new alignment techniques and material identification.”

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Excelitas Technologies Corp.

New white light LED source for fluorescence imaging

Excelitas Technologies Corp., a global technology leader delivering innovative, customized photonic solutions, introduces the X-Cite mini+ white light LED light source for fluorescence imaging applications.

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Excelitas Technologies Corp., a global technology leader delivering innovative, customized photonic solutions, introduces the X-Cite mini+ white light LED light source for fluorescence imaging applications. An enhanced version of the popular X-Cite 120LEDmini, the X-Cite mini+ features improved LED technology to deliver more power to the sample plane than any of Excelitas’ previous direct-coupled systems. The X-Cite mini+ is the perfect choice for routine fluorescence imaging with enough power to replace mercury sources in budget-constrained labs and clinical facilities. X-Cite mini+ offers higher power in the 500 nm – 600 nm wavelength range for TRITC and mCherry, enabling faster imaging and better excitation for dim specimens. It leverages the latest LED industry advancements to improve output efficiency and maintain cost effectiveness, without the need for liquid cooling. Additional product improvements and features include: Broad spectrum LED output from 360 nm – 700 nm and a choice of 365 nm or 385 nm UV wavelengths. The XTML model features a 385 nm LED, which matches the UV output of its predecessor, for a simple drop-in replacement solution. The XTMS model includes a powerful 365 nm LED compatible with standard narrow DAPI filter sets, making it an ideal replacement for mercury sources. Direct coupling to enable a maintenance-free system with no consumables. Intuitive manual operation with speedDIAL, foot pedal, USB and TTL control options, compatible with standard X-Cite command set, for seamless integration and convenient control options for any instrument configuration, from basic to fully automated operation. “The X-Cite mini+ white light LED light source provides clinical, diagnostic and microbiology labs with an economically-priced LED alternative to mercury sources,” said Michelle Gal, senior product manager at Excelitas Technologies. “Delivering more power than its predecessor, X-Cite mini+ provides the output power of higher-end illuminators in a compact, air-cooled and lower-cost system.”

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