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RAFI

RAMO K: Keylock switch with M12 terminal for stand-alone assembly

The keylock switches from RAFI’s RAMO K range offer a rugged, fast-assembly control solution for decentralized applications where it is necessary to lock critical actuation functions. Like all control elements and indicators from the RAMO program, the keylock switches do not require any additional installation housing.

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The keylock switches from RAFI’s RAMO K range offer a rugged, fast-assembly control solution for decentralized applications where it is necessary to lock critical actuation functions. Like all control elements and indicators from the RAMO program, the keylock switches do not require any additional installation housing. The completely closed housing with IP65 degree of protection and the M12 terminal ensure rapid on-site assembly without time-consuming manual wiring. Thanks to the Plug&Play connection via standard M12 plug terminals, even untrained personnel can commission the devices from the RAMO 22 and RAMO 30 series for 22.3 mm or 30.3 mm mounting holes. With the RAMO EDGE 90° mounting angle for individual mounting, the switches can also be mounted as required on any vertical surface and on 40-mm profile rails. RAFI supplies the RAMO K keylock switches in a variety of types with rotating angles of 40°, 60°, or 90° as well as various rotating angle shapes. The switches are also available with distinctive haptic qualities for up to three switching positions with momentary contact, latching, or combined actuating functions. The RAMO 22 and 30 models differ not only in their dimensions, but also in design, with black front rings made of synthetic material or flat stainless-steel front rings. RAFI presents the RAMO range of operating and indicating elements as well as feedthroughs at www.rafi.de/en/ramo-2230.

date: 2019-12-04 | characters: 1430 | download: document, picture 1

RAFI

Leading-edge control solutions from RAFI

RAFI exhibited its developments and products in the field of control components, system components, and capacitive input technologies at the 2019 SPS trade show in Nuremberg, Germany. Introducing Smart Solutions, RAFI presented a new technology concept for wireless condition and progress signaling for use in intralogistics processes.

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RAFI exhibited its developments and products in the field of control components, system components, and capacitive input technologies at the 2019 SPS trade show in Nuremberg, Germany. Introducing Smart Solutions, RAFI presented a new technology concept for wireless condition and progress signaling for use in intralogistics processes. The portal-based system intelligently links mobile pushbutton units with freely positionable signal lamps via WiFi. What makes Smart Solutions stand out are the universal application options, simple use, and fast setup. The pushbutton boxes and signal lamps integrate WiFi interfaces. The units come with an unambiguous ID and a USB port connector. To start up the system, the user simply logs in to the RAFI portal once, defines the linking logic required, and saves a digital twin of its application. Another RAFI highlight at the trade fair was a representative cross-section of the company’s solutions for renowned customers in machine and plant engineering, automotive and commercial vehicle manufacturing, communications electronics, and household appliances. The product range on show covered everything from handheld units and operating panels to electronic assemblies and fully integrated complete solutions for commercial vehicle control. RAFI is not only one of Germany’s largest contract manufacturers of electronics, but also ranks among Europe’s leading manufacturers of capacitive industrial touchscreens. With its Twin Touch technology, RAFI has launched a new generation of industrial touch data entry systems featuring combined touch and force detection. This solution prevents accidental input errors and opens up scope for new input levels. It means users can select or set function menus or parameters by varying the pressure exerted on the display. Another innovation, the mechanical key switches and finger guidance solutions in the FLEXSCAPE range enable reliable blind operation of touchscreen functions. The touchscreen keeps its high degrees of resilience and ingress protection because the actuators are fixed without openings or holes in the surface. Other areas of the trade fair stand were dedicated to compact embedded control units (ECU) for HMIs and control systems, new basic models for the JOYSCAPE joystick platform, and RAFI’s successful switch and key switch programs.

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GMC-I Messtechnik

Versatile new battery tester

Introducing a portable battery tester, Gossen Metrawatt expands its lineup of measuring and test devices, which help professionals ensure the safe configuration and functioning of electrical equipment. The brand-new METRACELL BT Pro is a versatile solution for testing battery storage systems in DC voltage infrastructures.

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Introducing a portable battery tester, Gossen Metrawatt expands its lineup of measuring and test devices, which help professionals ensure the safe configuration and functioning of electrical equipment. The brand-new METRACELL BT Pro is a versatile solution for testing battery storage systems in DC voltage infrastructures. Above and beyond the required capacity tests, this battery tester can also perform demanding maintenance tasks – it detects premature aging of batteries and thus assures that projected energy output levels are met. For this purpose, the tester measures the electrical and electrochemical resistance, which increase with battery use and aging. A temperature sensor can be connected to the device. Additional METRACELL BT Pro functions include interval measurement with simultaneous logging of the battery block’s or battery system’s voltage up to 600 V and of the charging/discharge current. An integrated RFID transponder system facilitates efficient management of all necessary measurement tasks for hundreds of energy storage facilities and helps eliminate sources of error. The METRACELL BT Pro tester features an interface for Anton Paar DMA35 density sensors to allow maintenance personnel to determine the essential density and temperature values for closed batteries.

date: 2019-12-04 | characters: 1298 | download: document, picture 1

Vision-Components

iREX2019 robotics show: MIPI camera modules & embedded vision

At the iREX2019, one of the largest international robotics shows, held in Tokyo this December, Vision Components presents camera boards and embedded vision systems for robotic vision applications such as robot guidance, bin picking, code reading, etc.

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At the iREX2019, one of the largest international robotics shows, held in Tokyo this December, Vision Components presents camera boards and embedded vision systems for robotic vision applications such as robot guidance, bin picking, code reading, etc. The German vision experts the global market for camera modules with a MIPI CSI-2 interface, now offering 10 different image sensors with resolutions up to 13 MP. These high-tech components enable compact, repeatable OEM designs and easy connection of image sensors to more than 20 single-board computers, including NVIDIA Jetson, DragonBoard, all Raspberry Pi boards, and all 96Boards. iREX2019 showcases include a demo application with a VC MIPI camera module connected to a Raspberry Pi. Vision Components supplies large numbers of MIPI boards at consumer prices. The accompanying VC MIPI cables support high data rates. The manufacturer’s Linux-based, freely programmable embedded vision systems are also on display. Integrating a Xilinx Zynq SoC, these cameras and 3D line sensors autonomously carry out all kinds of image processing tasks. Their long-term availability guaranteed, they are a safe choice for industrial serial applications. The latest-generation VCnano3D-Z laser profiler features VC’s proprietary ambient light suppression technology, which enables operation under up to 100,000 lux. The onboard FPGA calculates the 3D point cloud. The ARM processor can be programmed for further jobs like analyzing the grayscale image. Brand-new quad-core embedded cameras provide a substantial performance boost due to the onboard Snapdragon 410 processor: 1.2 GHz clock rate, 1 GB RAM, 16 GB flash memory. In addition to various built-in interfaces like GigE and 12 GPIOs, this board camera is available with optional extension boards that enable easy, flexible addition of an SD card slot and more interfaces: serial interface, I?C, RS232, DSI, RJ45 Ethernet adapter, and power interface. Trade show visitors are invited to stop by the booth and discuss their vision application with the team. Vision Components at iREX2019 International Robot Exhibition Japan, Tokyo Big Sight, 18 – 20 December 2019 West Hall 3, Booth 44

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Versatile new battery tester

Introducing a portable battery tester, Gossen Metrawatt expands its lineup of measuring and test devices, which help professionals ensure the safe configuration and functioning of electrical equipment. The brand-new METRACELL BT Pro is a versatile solution for testing battery storage systems in DC voltage infrastructures.

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Introducing a portable battery tester, Gossen Metrawatt expands its lineup of measuring and test devices, which help professionals ensure the safe configuration and functioning of electrical equipment. The brand-new METRACELL BT Pro is a versatile solution for testing battery storage systems in DC voltage infrastructures. Above and beyond the required capacity tests, this battery tester can also perform demanding maintenance tasks – it detects premature aging of batteries and thus assures that projected energy output levels are met. For this purpose, the tester measures the electrical and electrochemical resistance, which increase with battery use and aging. A temperature sensor can be connected to the device. Additional METRACELL BT Pro functions include interval measurement with simultaneous logging of the battery block’s or battery system’s voltage up to 600 V and of the charging/discharge current. An integrated RFID transponder system facilitates efficient management of all necessary measurement tasks for hundreds of energy storage facilities and helps eliminate sources of error. The METRACELL BT Pro tester features an interface for Anton Paar DMA35 density sensors to allow maintenance personnel to determine the essential density and temperature values for closed batteries. ?

date: 2019-11-21 | characters: 1298 | download: document, picture 1

Vision-Components

ITE2019: Largest variety of MIPI camera modules & quad-core embedded vision

At the ITE2019 show in Yokohama, Japan, Vision Components presents its extended range of high-end camera modules with a MIPI CSI-2 interface: now offering 10 different image sensors with resolutions up to 13 MP, the German manufacturer leads the global market for MIPI camera boards.

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At the ITE2019 show in Yokohama, Japan, Vision Components presents its extended range of high-end camera modules with a MIPI CSI-2 interface: now offering 10 different image sensors with resolutions up to 13 MP, the German manufacturer leads the global market for MIPI camera boards. These high-tech components enable compact, repeatable OEM designs and easy connection of image sensors to more than 20 single-board computers, including NVIDIA Jetson, DragonBoard, all Raspberry Pi boards, and all 96Boards. ITE2019 showcases include a demo application with a VC MIPI camera module connected to a Raspberry Pi 4 Model B. Vision Components supplies large numbers of MIPI boards at consumer prices. The accompanying VC MIPI cables support high data rates. The manufacturer’s Linux-based, freely programmable embedded vision systems are also on display. Integrating a Xilinx Zynq SoC, these cameras and 3D line sensors autonomously carry out all kinds of image processing tasks. Their long-term availability guaranteed, they are a safe choice for industrial serial applications. The latest-generation VCnano3D-Z laser profiler features VC’s proprietary ambient light suppression technology, which enables operation under up to 100,000 lux. The onboard FPGA calculates the 3D point cloud. The ARM processor can be programmed for further jobs like analyzing the grayscale image. Brand-new quad-core embedded cameras provide a substantial performance boost due to the onboard Snapdragon 410 processor: 1.2 GHz clock rate, 1 GB RAM, 16 GB flash memory. In addition to various built-in interfaces like GigE and 12 GPIOs, this board camera is available with optional extension boards that enable easy, flexible addition of an SD card slot and more interfaces: serial interface, I?C, RS232, DSI, RJ45 Ethernet adapter, and power interface. Interested parties are invited to stop by the booth and discuss their vision application with the team. This industry event requires no advance registration. Admission is free. Vision Components at ITE2019 International Technical Exhibition on Image Technology and Equipment Japan, PACIFICO Yokohama convention center, 4 – 6 December 2019 Booth #51 with Tokyo Machine Vision Booth #65 with MI TECH

date: 2019-11-21 | characters: 2004 | download: document, picture 1

Vision-Components

Embedded vision at BIOMEDevice

This December, Vision Components exhibits at the BIOMEDevice show for the first time. The German embedded vision experts present recent additions to their lineup for vision OEMs: MIPI camera boards and quad-core embedded cameras. They also showcase a data matrix reader for surgical instruments, which is based on a VC embedded vision system.

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This December, Vision Components exhibits at the BIOMEDevice show for the first time. The German embedded vision experts present recent additions to their lineup for vision OEMs: MIPI camera boards and quad-core embedded cameras. They also showcase a data matrix reader for surgical instruments, which is based on a VC embedded vision system. Vision Components is the leading provider of camera modules with MIPI interfaces, ready to ship 10 different camera boards now, with more to follow soon. These ultracompact, high-end, high-tech components enable easy connection of image sensors to more than 20 single-board computers, including NVIDIA Jetson, DragonBoard, all Raspberry Pi boards, and all 96Boards. The accompanying VC MIPI cables support high data rates. Highlighted new and upcoming MIPI modules for medtech applications, namely VC MIPI IMX183, VC MIPI IMX226, and VC MIPI IMX415, feature outstanding signal-to-noise ratios and sensitivity to light at an excellent price–performance ratio. First and foremost a manufacturer of cameras with onboard computing power, Vision Components also exhibits its latest generation of embedded vision systems with a Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor that provides a substantial performance boost. Featuring 1 GB RAM, 16 GB flash memory, and various interfaces as well as extension modules, these freely programmable cameras with a Linux operating system are ideal for any OEM design and for industrial serial production in particular. One instance of OEM applications is also showcased at Vision Components’ BIOMEDevice booth: German sensor system manufacturer IOSS has developed a data matrix scanner for noncontact identification of surgical instruments. This code reader reads differently sized data matrix codes on even and uneven surfaces, on brushed, matte, and reflecting materials. The embedded intelligence of the smart VC board camera allows for a fully integrated, highly compact desktop device that identifies medical tools in no time at all, reliably reading even damaged codes or codes that have been worn down by years of use. Vision Components at BIOMEDevice San Jose (CA), USA, 4 – 5 December 2019 Booth 236

date: 2019-11-21 | characters: 2090 | download: document, picture 1

GMC-I Messtechnik

Versatile new battery tester

Introducing a portable battery tester, Gossen Metrawatt expands its lineup of measuring and test devices, which help professionals ensure the safe configuration and functioning of electrical equipment. The brand-new METRACELL BT Pro is a versatile solution for testing battery storage systems in DC voltage infrastructures.

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Introducing a portable battery tester, Gossen Metrawatt expands its lineup of measuring and test devices, which help professionals ensure the safe configuration and functioning of electrical equipment. The brand-new METRACELL BT Pro is a versatile solution for testing battery storage systems in DC voltage infrastructures. Above and beyond the required capacity tests, this battery tester can also perform demanding maintenance tasks – it detects premature aging of batteries and thus assures that projected energy output levels are met. For this purpose, the tester measures the electrical and electrochemical resistance, which increase with battery use and aging. A temperature sensor can be connected to the device. Additional METRACELL BT Pro functions include interval measurement with simultaneous logging of the battery block’s or battery system’s voltage up to 600 V and of the charging/discharge current. An integrated RFID transponder system facilitates efficient management of all necessary measurement tasks for hundreds of energy storage facilities and helps eliminate sources of error. The METRACELL BT Pro tester features an interface for Anton Paar DMA35 density sensors to allow maintenance personnel to determine the essential density and temperature values for closed batteries.

date: 2019-11-21 | characters: 1298 | download: document, picture 1

RAFI

TwinTouch industrial touchscreens with force detection

RAFI expands its GLASSCAPE portfolio of industrial-grade capacitive touchscreens, introducing the new TwinTouch input technology, which in addition to touch evaluates the force of inputs. Combining touch and force detection, TwinTouch significantly increases operational safety.

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RAFI expands its GLASSCAPE portfolio of industrial-grade capacitive touchscreens, introducing the new TwinTouch input technology, which in addition to touch evaluates the force of inputs. Combining touch and force detection, TwinTouch significantly increases operational safety. Capacitive switches and fields in the touchscreen can be configured to require a defined pressure force for touch commands. This helps prevent accidental input through unintended contact with the screen. The switching thresholds for the applied pressure can be individually adjusted via software. At the same time, the combined evaluation of touch and mechanical force enables an implementation of additional input levels. For instance, pressing a screen button for a prolonged time may activate a context menu, or applying different amounts of pressure may be used to adjust parameter values. The TwinTouch system with trackless pressure measurement ensures reliable IP65 ingress protection. Video clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5dRQgXlDsc Deep link: https://www.rafi.de/en/products/control-systemshmi/capacitive-systemsglasscape/ PDF brochure: https://www.rafi.de/en/company/download-center/pdf-brochures-flyers/

date: 2019-11-19 | characters: 971 | download: document, picture 1

MENZEL

Vertical motors for iron ore mill

Menzel Elektromotoren has built two replacement motors with special characteristics for an iron ore mill: slipring motors with cooling type IC 511 for vertical mounting on gearboxes. Each of these attributes is in itself unusual; the combination of all three required a particularly complex new construction.

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Menzel Elektromotoren has built two replacement motors with special characteristics for an iron ore mill: slipring motors with cooling type IC 511 for vertical mounting on gearboxes. Each of these attributes is in itself unusual; the combination of all three required a particularly complex new construction. The existing motors of a different make had repeatedly experienced problems. Having successfully worked with Menzel before, the steelworks operator commissioned identical motors with the same performance characteristics, but for failsafe operation. Special solutions are routine business for the German motor manufacturer who was therefore well-prepared to equip the two 10-ton motors with tube cooling systems. One of the advantages of this design’s is the robust, torsion-resistant welded-steel housing that also provides very good re-cooling and is less prone to fouling compared to rib-cooled motors, as well as showing better resistance to vibration and shocks. Menzel tested the motors rated 1120 kW, 6600 V in its own test field before shipping. The customer took the opportunity to observe these tests in the company’s test area, which all customers are invited to do. More information about motors with cooling type IC 511 is available at https://www.menzel-motors.com/slip-ring-motor/ic511/.

date: 2019-11-13 | characters: 1310 | download: document, picture 1

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