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RAMO 22 T illuminated pushbutton with metallized front ring
Just like all the control components from the RAMO range from RAFI, the illuminated pushbuttons in the RAMO T series are available for mounting hole diameters of 22.3 mm or 30.3 mm.
Just like all the control components from the RAMO range from RAFI, the illuminated pushbuttons in the RAMO T series are available for mounting hole diameters of 22.3 mm or 30.3 mm. While the RAMO 30 T comes as a standard with stainless steel bezel, RAFI now supplies the slimmer RAMO 22 T models not only in the classic black plastic housing, but also with a metallized front ring. RAMO T models are available in a wide choice of bezel colors. They stand out for uniformly illuminated button surfaces as well as a noticeable tactile feedback. The switching elements are integrated tactile switches from RAFIâ€™s MICON 5 range with high-quality gold contacts, which guarantee switching reliability and a long operating life. For custom legending of the button bezels, RAFI offers the FLEXLAB legending system with labelling sheets either pre-printed or for printing by the customer. Due to their closed mono-housings with IP 66 or higher degree of protection, RAMO control components are ideal for use in or retrofitting into decentral applications. The easy connection via M12 plug terminals makes extra wiring unnecessary and allows installation by untrained personnel.
Menzel Elektromotoren forms U.S. partnership
German motor manufacturer Menzel Elektromotoren has recruited an industry expert as a representative in the U.S. to serve customers even better: Marc Amato has 27 years of experience in the electric motor and machine industry, particularly in motor manufacturing, re-manufacturing, troubleshooting, and machine applications.
German motor manufacturer Menzel Elektromotoren has recruited an industry expert as a representative in the U.S. to serve customers even better: Marc Amato has 27 years of experience in the electric motor and machine industry, particularly in motor manufacturing, re-manufacturing, troubleshooting, and machine applications. He has led teams of engineers and technicians during installation, startup, and commissioning of machines up to 30,000 hp (20 MW). He has an in-depth background in forensic failure analysis and is a specialist in bearing systems. He is well connected in the power, cement, mining, steel industries, which are all focal sectors for Menzel. The manufacturer supplies the U.S. market with large special motors in the medium and high-output range and with smaller special motors such as roller table motors and crane motors. The company has a large stock of AC and DC motors for urgent replacements, and specializes in quickly adapting them for various applications as well as manufacturing bespoke motors from scratch. The portfolio includes DC motors up to 3,000 hp (2,000 kW) from 160 V to 1,000 V and induction motors from 220 V to 13,800 V: squirrel cage induction motors up to 33,000 hp (25,000 kW) and slip ring induction motors up to 20,000 hp (15,000 kW).
More information: https://www.menzel-motors.com/special-electric-motors/
U.S. sales contact:
Phone: +1 401.640.7169
RAYTEK – Fluke Process Instruments
Fluke Process Instruments MP Linescanner Series speeds non-contact temperature imaging and analysis
New line of industrial scanners delivers real-time thermal imaging at scan speeds up to 300 Hz
FlukeÂ® Process Instruments, a global leader in infrared temperature measurement and thermal profiling solutions for industrial applications, introduces the MP Linescanner Series, which delivers continuous, accurate, edge-to-edge thermal images and temperature measurements for high-speed manufacturing processes.
FlukeÂ® Process Instruments, a global leader in infrared temperature measurement and thermal profiling solutions for industrial applications, introduces the MP Linescanner Series, which delivers continuous, accurate, edge-to-edge thermal images and temperature measurements for high-speed manufacturing processes. The series features Flukeâ€™s widest selection of spectral and temperature ranges to accommodate a variety of industrial applications. The new imagers provide real-time imaging at scan speeds up to 150 or even 300 Hz: three shortwave models deliver maximum scan rates of 300 lines per second; these are geared primarily at the metals industry.
â€śScan rate is essential for rapid detection of temperature anomalies, such as non-uniformities and hotspots,â€ť said Dr. Martin Budweg, Global Product Manager, Fluke Product Instruments. â€śThe new MP Linescanners can measure up to 1024 temperature points across a scan line at a rate of up to 300 lines per second, allowing manufacturers to better control their continuous moving processes, automate temperature measurements, and ensure product quality.â€ť
The versatile MP Linescanner Series features rotating optics and a 90-degree field of view that quickly renders a 2D image on a PC. Additional key features include:
– High-quality brushless motor (MTBF 40,000 h)
– Built-in Ethernet TCP/IP communications
– PC-independent alarm output
– PC-independent 4 â€“ 20 mA interfaces (3 outputs)
– I/O module support for up to 10 sectors/zones (PC-independent)
– Internal line laser for accurate alignment
– Rugged, waterproof IP65 enclosure
– Air purge to keep the window free of dirt and condensation
– Built-in water cooling for ambient up to 180 Â°C (356 Â°F)
DataTemp DP Software provides real-time monitoring and remote configurations
The MP Linescanner Series can be used in standalone mode, connected to a single PC, or integrated into a comprehensive process control system by using the DataTempÂ® DP Software. This industrial Windows-based software package provides remote configurations of the imager and real-time process monitoring. The DataTemp DP Software supports multiple product-specific configurations (recipes), text file alarm logging, and fail-safe alarm logging. It features the ability to support multiple linescanners and real-time ambient temperature compensation/emissivity adjustments.
Fluke Process Instruments offers numerous customized process imaging systems to meet the specific application requirements for processes like glass processing, extrusion coating, thermoforming machine control, kiln shell monitoring, and gypsum wallboard production. Each customized system features application-specific software to help ensure product quality, quality improvements, reduced rework rates and more.
More information: https://lp.flukeprocessinstruments.com/mp300/ien/
Signal lamps and control box with IO-Link from RAFI
With new types of its outdoor-capable E-BOX control units and TILTED DIAMOND+ signal lamps, RAFI now offers two innovative product families for the IO-Link interface. As a control box with an IO-Link interface, the E-BOXÂ IO-LINK makes it possible to integrate switches and key switches for simple control tasks in any field bus.
With new types of its outdoor-capable E-BOX control units and TILTED DIAMOND+ signal lamps, RAFI now offers two innovative product families for the IO-Link interface. As a control box with an IO-Link interface, the E-BOXÂ IO-LINK makes it possible to integrate switches and key switches for simple control tasks in any field bus. The slimline, rugged units feature IP65 degree of protection. The M12 terminal means even untrained personnel can quickly install them and put them into operation. The IO-Link device identification prevents errors because incorrectly installed devices are reported to the control unit. The IO-Link Master automatically transfers saved parameters to replacement devices. Thanks to integrated tactile switches from the MICON 5 series, the illuminated pushbuttons of the E-BOX provide excellent tactile feedback. They can be customized via IO-Link with a large range of functions to suit the application. Included among the options are night mode with various brightness levels, the flexible choice of white, red, green, blue, and yellow illumination, or three RGB colors that can be selected by the customer. Furthermore, the buttons can be configured with four different flashing modes for different application cases. RAFI supplies the E-BOXÂ IO-LINK equipped ready for commissioning with one or two switching or indicator elements from the RAFIXÂ 22Â FS+ series. For individual marking of the control components, printed or unprinted FLEXLAB labelling sheets are available. With their compact dimensions of 123.2Â mm x 40Â mm x 35.6Â mm, the control units are ideal for assembly on 40Â mm profile rails on production lines or safety fences. The accessories include a fixing clip that can be attached to profile rail grooves and other mounting surfaces. The E-BOX simply snaps onto the clip. RAFI has also released an IO-LINK version of its RGB-LED signal lamp from the TILTED DIAMOND+ series. Thanks to its M12 terminal and IO-Link parameterization, it is also fast and easy to install. Apart from freely configurable night settings and illumination colors, the TILTED DIAMOND+Â IO-LINK comes with further options. It can signal application-specific alarms or machine statuses with eight different flashing modes such as single flashes, continuous flashing, or pulsating light. What distinguishes the signal lamps are exceptional brightness, vibration resistance with IP66 degree of protection, no need for maintenance, and the striking dome-shaped bezel design. The diamond-shaped lenses arrayed all round give the bezels excellent illumination, clear signal colors, and top visibility over large distances. The accessories available include support tubes in various lengths and shapes and a mounting base.
Embedded vision system with miniature footprint for OEM projects
Vision Components presents VC picoSmart, an embedded vision system the size of a conventional image sensor module that greatly facilitates and speeds up the development of vision sensors. Image capture and processing are integrated on a 22 x 23.5 mm board.
Vision Components presents VC picoSmart, an embedded vision system the size of a conventional image sensor module that greatly facilitates and speeds up the development of vision sensors. Image capture and processing are integrated on a 22 x 23.5 mm board. With the image sensor, processors, memory, and operating system already proven to work together perfectly, OEMs can focus on their vision sensor’s application-specific programming and hardware design. Target applications include object detection, position detection, code reading, edge detection, and fill level detection. Vision Components offers a ready-made sample application for object recognition within the OEM module VC picoSmart, using real-time processing in the FPGA. After a quick one-touch pattern teach-in, the system detects and matches the pattern in subsequent images. The manufacturer provides a developer kit for easy start and application development. VC picoSmart features a monochrome 1MP global shutter sensor with high light sensitivity and high frame rates, an FPGA, a high-end FPU processor, memory, and an FPC port to connect an interface board â€“ or a display for live image output and for interaction and control. The FPGA handles most of the image processing tasks. The FPU processor, which runs the highly efficient real-time operating system VCRT, is available for additional tasks. This combination of FPGA and FPU ensures maximum efficiency and computing power while keeping power consumption low. This makes VC picoSmart ideal for mobile applications and edge devices. VC picoSmart is available as an OEM module as of now. Like all Vision Components products, it is available for long-term use and optimized for industrial applications. More: https://www.vision-components.com/en/products/oem/arm-linux/board-cameras/vc-picosmart/
RAYTEK – Fluke Process Instruments
From pinpoint IR temperature sensing to thermal imaging
For all industry applications that need real-time, accurate, detailed temperature data, Fluke Process Instruments provides rugged, high-performance noncontact infrared sensors and solutions. The comprehensive portfolio includes single spot pyrometers and two kinds of thermal imaging systems: linescanners and thermal cameras.
For all industry applications that need real-time, accurate, detailed temperature data, Fluke Process Instruments provides rugged, high-performance noncontact infrared sensors and solutions. The comprehensive portfolio includes single spot pyrometers and two kinds of thermal imaging systems: linescanners and thermal cameras. Installed at a safe distance, these systems enable continuous temperature monitoring and control from -40 Â°C to 3200 Â°C. Each product range offers suitable wavelength models for various applications that can measure repeatably even under arduous conditions. Output options include analog signals, industrial protocols, OPC, and web server. Devices with analog and digital output types can be run simultaneously, for example, Profinet and video streaming. Various software packages capture, log, and visualize temperature data and allow users to configure hardware or software alarms. Spot pyrometers are designed for pinpoint measurement of small target areas. Ratio pyrometers can even measure objects that are smaller than the field of view, such as thin wires or molten streams of glass or metals. Unique sighting options â€“ including remote video viewing with the Endurance sensor â€“ enable users to ensure the measurement is always on target. Multiple-head, single-interface options plus networking of multiple devices can reduce installation costs. OEM miniature versions offer easy integration without the need for additional interfaces and are supplied with full protocol information and an optional hardware developer kit. Thermal imaging systems can provide a full perspective on processes, equipment, and the surrounding environment. The Linescanner series enables real-time thermal imaging for continuous or batch processes, scanning moving objects line by line to create thermograms and temperature profiles. The ThermoView TV40 thermal camera is used to monitor continuous and discrete processes as well as equipment and facilities. Users can define multiple discrete temperature measurement areas (AOI) for temperature uniformity checks, hot and cold spot detection, and trend analysis. The complementary Pan and Tilt enclosure for the TV40 enables 360Â° monitoring at multiple heights. Single views can be combined in software to create a large matrix view. A comprehensive range of accessories is available to protect the devices from heat and cold and reduce contamination, ensuring reliable performance between planned maintenance. Each of these technologies has its strengths. For some applications or problems, a combination of different devices may be the best solution. The international technical and application support team advises customers on the optimal system configuration for their project.
More information: https://lp.flukeprocessinstruments.com/infrared-temperature-solutions/directindustry/eblast/
Protective camera enclosure for IntelÂ® RealSenseâ„˘ D455
autoVimation expands its Chameleon XS enclosure series for the IntelÂ® RealSenseâ„˘ Depth Camera family, adding a new enclosure for the D455 camera.
autoVimation expands its Chameleon XS enclosure series for the IntelÂ® RealSenseâ„˘ Depth Camera family, adding a new enclosure for the D455 camera. The 500g lightweight aluminum enclosure provides reliable IP66/67 ingress protection all-around, allowing the depth cameras to be employed in unmanned aerial vehicles, in outdoor vision applications, and in challenging industrial environments. The outer dimensions are 150 mm x 64 mm x 34 mm. Like the existing Chameleon XS enclosures for the RealSense sensors D415, D435, and T265, the D455 model ensures shade-free images thanks to the special arrangement of the windows. The windows are made of anti-reflective BK7 glass. To compensate for thermal expansion and vibrations, they are fitted into the housing openings with special seals instead of being glued. Under normal conditions, cooling is not required because the camera is connected with a solid aluminum adapter and a double-layer thermal film for heat coupling with the enclosure. A cable gland with an extra-large sealing inlay enables tool-free entry of standard cables with USB-C plugs. With the help of a dovetail adapter plate, the Chameleon XS enclosures are fully compatible to autoVimationâ€™s machine vision construction kit. This way, all 30mm dovetail mounting kits can be used to mount and align the housing vibration-proof on flat surfaces or slot profiles.
Asynchronous generator with special shaft for Pelton wheel
Menzel Elektromotoren has built an asynchronous generator with a special shaft and a special flange for operation on a Pelton wheel in a Scandinavian hydroelectric power plant. The large radial forces acting on the shaft end in this application had damaged the existing generator to the extent that it was a total write-off.
Menzel Elektromotoren has built an asynchronous generator with a special shaft and a special flange for operation on a Pelton wheel in a Scandinavian hydroelectric power plant. The large radial forces acting on the shaft end in this application had damaged the existing generator to the extent that it was a total write-off. The customer required a more robust shaft construction to avoid such damage in the future. In addition, the new generator had to be identical to the old one and have the same electrical parameters. Menzelâ€™s subsidiary Franz WĂ¶lfer Elektromaschinenfabrik designed and manufactured a shaft made of 42CrMo4 high-tensile strength special steel, reinforced on the turbine side. The concentrated collaborative expertise within the Menzel Group made it possible to quickly prepare a verified offer and complete the generator within two and a half weeks. Menzel could deliver fast thanks to clever warehousing: a prefabricated three-phase asynchronous generator met the requirements of the application in the hydroelectric power plant. Menzel merely designed and manufactured a new bearing shield for the reinforced shaft and bearing. This generator order came in through Menzelâ€™s Swedish subsidiary, which, like numerous offices and partners around the world, provides customer-oriented advice and service. More about asynchronous and synchronous motors: https://www.menzel-motors.com/specialized-motors/generators/
Rugged signal lamp with stainless steel collar and red/greenÂ LED
RAFI is expanding its rugged RAFIXÂ 22Â FSR control component range with a signal lamp featuring a stainless steel collar with IP65, IP67 and IP69 degree of protection to the front side. The integrated red/green LED can indicate three signal statuses.
RAFI is expanding its rugged RAFIXÂ 22Â FSR control component range with a signal lamp featuring a stainless steel collar with IP65, IP67 and IP69 degree of protection to the front side. The integrated red/green LED can indicate three signal statuses. The translucent indicator is a neutral white in standby mode, green indicates regular operating condition, and red signals faults. The convex signal indicator makes it easy to see the signals from different directions and distances. The lamps have a diameter of 31.3Â mm and an installed height of 12.2Â mm. Like all RAFIXÂ 22Â FS/FSR control and signaling units, they fit standard 22.3Â mm installation openings. The mounting depth is 25.45Â mm. For the display of different status conditions, the lamps feature wiring over separate terminals with reverse-polarity protection for 2.8Â mmÂ xÂ 0.8Â mm quick connectors with operating voltages of 8Â VDC to 30Â VDC.
â€śPOWERâ€ť now followed by â€śULTIMATEâ€ť: New High-End ECU for Touchscreens
RAFI uses its own standard ECUs in customer-specific touchscreens and control panels. This has allowed us to quickly realize a large number of projects for industry, agricultural and construction machinery, or medical technology to date, while saving resources.
RAFI uses its own standard ECUs in customer-specific touchscreens and control panels. This has allowed us to quickly realize a large number of projects for industry, agricultural and construction machinery, or medical technology to date, while saving resources. RAFI develops and produces the ECUs and touchscreens including sensors in-house, enabling it to ensure continuous long-term availability and quality of the systems. RAFI covers a wide range of applications with its ECU program. The RAFI control unit in the â€śECO-ECUâ€ť series with ARM Cortex-A5 or M3M4 processor was developed for simple, cost-sensitive operating and display tasks, with max. 800Â xÂ 600 pixel resolution. Control units in the â€śBALANCE-ECUâ€ť model range with a single ARM Cortex-A9 processor cater for higher operating requirements and resolutions of up to 1920 x 1080 pixels. The even more powerful â€śPOWER-ECUsâ€ť with ARM Cortex-A9 in Dual or Quad design are used for touch user interfaces with animated graphics and resolutions of up to 1920 x 1200 pixels. With the newest â€śULTIMATE-ECUâ€ť series, RAFI is raising its range of Embedded Control Units to the next performance level. The â€śULTIMATE-ECUâ€ť is designed for touchscreen applications with high quality 3D visualization, multi-touch inputs, and Full-HD screen resolutions on up to 24″‚ display diagonals. Its centerpiece is an ARM Cortex-A35, i.MX8QuadXPlus processor from NXP with Yocto-based embedded Linux core and a clock frequency of 900 MHz. As standard, the â€śULTIMATE ECUâ€ť offers two Gigabit-Ethernet interfaces, a USB 3.0 interface and three CAN-Bus interfaces. The new ECU generation has already been proving its worth as a central computer for mobile processing machines in several projects.
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