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GMC-I Messtechnik

Simply multifunctional: New METRALINE MF installation tester

The measurement and testing technology specialist Gossen Metrawatt expands its cost-effective, user-friendly METRALINE series, adding a new multifunctional installation tester.

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The measurement and testing technology specialist Gossen Metrawatt expands its cost-effective, user-friendly METRALINE series, adding a new multifunctional installation tester. METRALINE MF, certified for CAT III 600 V / CAT IV 300 V, enables all required tests in electrical systems and installations in accordance with the current DIN VDE 0100-600 and DIN VDE 0105-100 standards. The portable, battery-powered tester features a graphic color display and easy menu navigation for intuitive operation and convenient operation. Support functions such as help images and audio signals help to carry out the measurement tasks. The comprehensive test spectrum includes low-resistance measurement with 200 mA and automatic polarity reversal, loop and mains impedance measurement with RCD, 3- and 4-pole earthing measurements, insulation measurements up to 1000 V and RMS voltage measurement. In addition, all measurements of commercially available RCDs and RDC-DDs with 6 mA DC for electric charging points can be performed. Up to 1000 measurement data can be stored in the large instrument memory and made available in just a few steps with the integrated METRAreport software for generating test reports. Regular firmware updates keep the installation tester up to date. Gossen Metrawatt supplies the new METRALINE MF complete with carrying case, power supply unit and rechargeable batteries. The extensive range of accessories includes three 1-m measurement cables, three test probes and alligator clips each, as well as one measurement cable, each with earthing contact plug or test button.

date: 2024-02-27 | characters: 1589 | download: document, picture 1

INELTA

New ring force sensors with galvanically isolated input

Inelta Sensorsysteme has added new model variants to its portfolio of ring force sensors. The sensor type, which acts as a measuring washer, is used to detect axially acting forces on screws, shafts or axles and is used, for example, to determine or monitor preload forces on screw connections.

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Inelta Sensorsysteme has added new model variants to its portfolio of ring force sensors. The sensor type, which acts as a measuring washer, is used to detect axially acting forces on screws, shafts or axles and is used, for example, to determine or monitor preload forces on screw connections. The ring force sensors in the RKT60 series are now available for four nominal loads of 5, 10, 15 and 20 kN. The series is characterized by a compact deformation body made of stainless steel, a low overall height and mechanical overload protection. To protect against contact, dust and moisture, the manufacturer also offers the sensors in a molded version. Inelta also offers model variants with an integrated measuring amplifier. These units with strain gauge full bridge, stainless steel deformation body and extremely flat contact surface are particularly resistant to eccentric forces. Another innovation is the RKT120 series of ring force sensors with IP67 protection and a nominal force of 10 kN. The sensors, which are protected against dust and moisture by encapsulation, have a compact stainless steel deformation body, low overall height and integrated electronics with an electrically isolated safety function for testing the measuring bridge. This safety feature is particularly needed in event technology to ensure the safety of people and loads moving on stages. The new RKT120 series, designed for a temperature range of -15 °C to +75 °C, integrates a measuring amplifier with analog output and is also transverse force tolerant due to the convex force transmission. Inelta offers its ring force sensors with or without electronics and can adapt them to customer-specific requirements if necessary. The sensor specialist’s range is rounded off by highly compact, digital display modules with OLED display for strain gauge force sensors with or without integrated measuring amplifier.

date: 2024-02-27 | characters: 1893 | download: document, picture 1

GMC-I Messtechnik

METRAVIEW: Intuitive platform for comprehensive energy data management

Gossen Metrawatt presents a newly developed web-based platform solution for comprehensive, transparent energy data management: METRAVIEW is a universally implementable software platform for acquisition, storage, visualization and analysis of energy and process data.

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Gossen Metrawatt presents a newly developed web-based platform solution for comprehensive, transparent energy data management: METRAVIEW is a universally implementable software platform for acquisition, storage, visualization and analysis of energy and process data. It provides reliable access to consumption data and key figures independent of location and device, supporting companies in the implementation of software-based energy management according to ISO 50001. METRAVIEW functions include checking the efficiency of measures in the PDCA cycle and the plausibility of data and measurement concepts, furthermore forecasts, energy data and cost acquisition, cross-media consumption determination and cost center attribution. User-specific dashboards, high-quality process images and powerful trend analyses ensure simple, intuitive energy and process data evaluation. Graphical elements such as speedometers, bar graphs, totals or diagrams can be individually selected and organized in an easy manner. METRAVIEW’s SCADA functionality ensures high-performance updating of all data, high refresh rates and high-quality system visualization in user-specific designs. Based on definable limit values, an integrated alarm platform triggers automatic warnings by email, phone or SMS in the event of a fault or greatly increased energy consumption. Thanks to long-term archiving of all operating and fault messages, historical events can be fully traced. Open standard interfaces based on OPC technology enable manufacturer-independent communication. Standard and application-specific protocols such as Modbus, IEC 60870-5-104 or Profinet can be easily implemented to connect existing and third-party hardware devices from a wide range of manufacturers. The user-friendly reporting tool allows for data to be converted into graphically enhanced reports and documentation. TLS-encrypted access, two-factor authentication, configurable user management with access rights at different levels, user-definable password requirements and adjustable log-in restrictions contribute to a high level of IT security.

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AutoVimation

Control tradeshow preview
Vision building kit in live performance tests

At the upcoming Control trade fair in Stuttgart, Germany, autoVimation will be showcasing new protective camera enclosures and complete machine vision installations for industrial environments and hygienic processes as part of the special Fraunhofer Vision show “Non-contact measurement technology”.

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At the upcoming Control trade fair in Stuttgart, Germany, autoVimation will be showcasing new protective camera enclosures and complete machine vision installations for industrial environments and hygienic processes as part of the special Fraunhofer Vision show “Non-contact measurement technology”. Along with the premiere of the new Elephant enclosure series for larger camera cross-sections up to 100 mm x 100 mm, there will be live demonstrations of autoVimation’s effective passive cooling by up to 25 °K through the patented camera mounting inside the protective enclosure and of water cooling with and without protective enclosure – the German company manufactures temperature management solutions for machine vision applications in all climate zones as well as climate chambers. In the “Snow globe” demo model, wind curtains, air nozzles and protective flaps ensure a clear view under difficult conditions as can occur for instance in the steel and paper industries. The programmable Meganova ring light is demonstrated in a demanding image capture setup, taking sharp pictures of a fan rotating at 50 km/h. Sample installations based on the “Machine Vision Building Kit” and its counterpart in hygienic design show how image processing technology can be flexibly assembled and positioned in different manufacturing environments, using modular components. The “Hygienic Machine Vision Building Kit”, made of stainless steel for processes with regular high-pressure cleaning, enables the legally compliant installation of vision systems in food and pharmaceutical processes according to strict EHEDG specifications.
autoVimation at Control
Stuttgart, Germany, 23 – 26 April 2024
Fraunhofer special show “Non-contact measurement technology”
Hall 8, Stand 8202

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GMC-I Messtechnik

2 in 1: Diagnostics Tester and Test Adapter for AC Charging Points

Launching PROFITEST H+E EXPERT CHECK, Gossen Metrawatt introduces a robust diagnostic tester corresponding to measurement category CAT III 300 V for standard-compliant functional testing of AC charging stations in accordance with DIN EN/IEC 61851-1 (VDE 0122-1).

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Launching PROFITEST H+E EXPERT CHECK, Gossen Metrawatt introduces a robust diagnostic tester corresponding to measurement category CAT III 300 V for standard-compliant functional testing of AC charging stations in accordance with DIN EN/IEC 61851-1 (VDE 0122-1). The handheld tester enables electricians to quickly and reliably test the functionality, electrical safety and personal protection of 1- and 3-phase AC charging points in charging mode 3 on a type 2 socket or a permanently connected type 2 cable. As a unique selling proposition in this product class, the device provides standard-compliant testing of PE interruptions with graphical display of measured values. The functional range includes the verification of vehicle states A, B, C and D; phase tests and phase sequence tests; diode testing; evaluation of the PWM signal for data communication and abortion of the charging process during short-circuit simulation as well as determination of battery charging levels. In combination with installation testers from the PROFITEST MF or PROFITEST MASTER IQ series, the device can also be used as a test adapter for electrical testing of the charging infrastructure thanks to its measuring inputs and earthing contact socket. In addition to the charging function tests, all relevant safety tests can also be carried out in this combination, including, for example, low-impedance continuity of the conductors, insulation resistance, tripping of the residual current circuit breaker (RCD/FI), 6-mA sensors and loop and internal mains resistance. Measured values and test results are shown in plain text on the device display.

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LOSYCO

Versatile LOXrail solutions at LogiMAT trade fair

At the LogiMAT exhibition from 19 to 21 March, in Stuttgart, Germany, LOSYCO (booth 7/A51) will present a selection of its diverse LOXrail-based solutions for heavy-duty transport in production, loading and material logistics. The German manufacturer will showcase customer-specific application examples and innovative system components.

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At the LogiMAT exhibition from 19 to 21 March, in Stuttgart, Germany, LOSYCO (booth 7/A51) will present a selection of its diverse LOXrail-based solutions for heavy-duty transport in production, loading and material logistics. The German manufacturer will showcase customer-specific application examples and innovative system components. The LOXrail technology allows for easy, energy-saving and cost-efficient transportation of loads weighing several tons. The company implements LOXrail layouts in various expansion stages and with different degrees of automation to optimally meet the requirements of diverse applications from heavy-duty transport in mechanical and plant engineering to precision feeding welding cells and laser cutting systems. In addition, the LOXrail system is suitable for transporting heavy loads in warehousing. Multiple expansion options from lifting and lowering platforms to heavy-duty weigh stations allow for flexible adaptions to specific production requirements. Branching assembly lines can be realized with crossings and turntables for an unhindered production flow and easy re-routing of semi-finished products. Drive systems can optionally be installed under the floor, with inductive power supply and sensor-based position detection. The LOSYCO team is looking forward to welcoming visitors to the booth and discussing their intra-logistics requirements and customized solutions.

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INELTA

Ball bearing force transducers for nominal loads up to 200kN

The comprehensive product portfolio of Inelta Sensorsysteme includes bearing force transducers specified for rolling bearings with different nominal loads. The strain gauge force sensors are used to measure the load on rolling bearings by measuring the radial forces acting on the bearing technology.

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The comprehensive product portfolio of Inelta Sensorsysteme includes bearing force transducers specified for rolling bearings with different nominal loads. The strain gauge force sensors are used to measure the load on rolling bearings by measuring the radial forces acting on the bearing technology. With the LK series, the sensor specialist offers compact measuring units for measuring radial forces in ball bearings. The measuring body of the series, which is available for measuring ranges up to 200kN, is a bending beam that is attached via a central threaded hole. There are two grooves in the bearing holder for guiding the snap ring. An index hole ensures exact positioning and measurement of the relevant direction of force. The bearing force sensors, which are manufactured with IP54 protection as standard and designed for a compensated temperature range of 0°C to 40°C, have deformation bodies made of stainless steel and a housing made of anodized aluminium. A low hysteresis of less than ±0.2 % and minimal temperature influence on the characteristic value and zero signal ensure high measuring accuracy. As a specialist for customer-specific solutions, even for small and medium batch sizes, Inelta also manufactures customized versions with adapted design and metrological specifications on request, in addition to standard versions. Inelta also offers an accredited calibration service for force sensors via its sister company Vypro Sensors (www.vypro.de).

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Fluke Process Instruments

Thermal imagers for advanced factory automation, quality assurance and process monitoring

The ThermoView TV30 series from Fluke Process Instruments now offers two powerful thermal camera options: an edge sensor for standalone operation and a GigE version for advanced PC-based analysis.

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The ThermoView TV30 series from Fluke Process Instruments now offers two powerful thermal camera options: an edge sensor for standalone operation and a GigE version for advanced PC-based analysis.

Fluke Process Instruments extends its ThermoView TV30 series, launching a GigE thermographic camera in addition to the spearhead standalone version. The infrared cameras for fixed installation enable 24/7 thermal monitoring of processes and assets. They identify temperature anomalies and send alerts, allowing plant staff to rectify any problems early on and avoid poor quality output and damage to products and equipment.
The standalone version with onboard analytics and remote setup via web browser needs no PC in the field to automatically monitor up to 32 values for user-specified Areas of Interest (AOI) and criteria (max./min., average, spot temperature, standard deviation).
The GigE version was designed to meet the most sophisticated requirements. It enables direct communication between programmers and the camera using standard applications like Labview or Matlab or the proprietary ThermoView software. It connects to a shop-floor or control-room PC and can stream thermal images at up to 60 frames per second. The ThermoView software provides an extensive array of features and functions for all typical industrial temperature monitoring and documentation needs. It supports an unlimited number of AOI, trending for those AOI and manual or automated archiving of images as well as measured values for traceability.
The thermal imagers can detect temperatures from -10 °C to 1300 °C (14 °F to 2372 °F). For improved accuracy, users can specify tighter temperature ranges. The imagers feature a rugged, IP67-rated housing. The series also provides a choice of two infrared camera resolution options, three lenses for different fields of view and protective accessories for demanding environments. All versions boast excellent connectivity, with multiple supported protocols for easy integration in plant-level automation systems and computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS).

More information: https://www.flukeprocessinstruments.com/thermoview-tv30

date: 2024-01-24 | characters: 1895 | download: document, picture 1

SAB Bröckskes

Five types of application-specific SPE cables

Extending its CATLine product series, SAB Bröckskes has launched application-tailored Single-Pair Ethernet (SPE) cables in five variants. A member of the SPE network, the special cable manufacturer drives the further development of this technology.

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Extending its CATLine product series, SAB Bröckskes has launched application-tailored Single-Pair Ethernet (SPE) cables in five variants. A member of the SPE network, the special cable manufacturer drives the further development of this technology. Compared to conventional 4-pair Ethernet connections, SPE offers significant savings potential in material, space and costs as high data rates can be transmitted over long distances with just one pair of copper cores. The CATLine SPE cables newly developed by SAB Bröckskes can withstand high mechanical loads and temperatures and are highly resistant to chemicals, oils and cleaning agents. The portfolio includes the two variants CATLine SPE C-Track and SPE Robot, which are optimized for increasing data transmission rates in automation applications. The CATLine SPE C-Track cable, which is specified for drag chain use, features a permanently flexible design and an especially adapted stranding technology. The version for robot use is characterized by its high torsional strength of +/- 180°. Both variants are UL-certified and ensure secure and reliable data transmission with bandwidths from 1MHz to 600MHz. In addition, they are RoHS-compliant and free of substances that could hinder coating processes. SAB Bröckskes also offers HT, Rugged and Rail SPE cable variants for high-temperature environments, rugged indoor and outdoor use and rail vehicles. All cables are designed as a single pair (2 x AWG 26/7) and can also be provided as hybrid versions, depending on the application area.

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MENZEL

TĂśV certification for Ex p motors

Menzel Elektromotoren has been certified for the production of large squirrel-cage motors in ignition protection type Ex p pressurization for operation in zone 1 hazardous areas where an explosive gas/air mixture is likely to occur in normal operation.

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Menzel Elektromotoren has been certified for the production of large squirrel-cage motors in ignition protection type Ex p pressurization for operation in zone 1 hazardous areas where an explosive gas/air mixture is likely to occur in normal operation. The test specimen, a compressor motor for the petroleum industry, underwent a gas displacement test (test of the air purge system), leak test and pressure test. The German technical inspection service TĂśV Nord comprehensively tested and certified the construction method. To win the approval, the manufacturer had to prove its ability to control the purging air flow for all its relevant motor series in such a way that no gas pockets remain inside the motor casing. Menzel can apply this manufacturing procedure to stock motors in a wide output range and is thus able to flexibly and quickly provide competitively priced Ex p motors featuring the product categories 2G and 3G. Pressurized motor construction is typically suitable for squirrel-cage motors from 400 mm shaft height. It is available for all voltage ranges and with air-to-air or air-to-water heat exchangers (cooling types IC 611, IC 616 or IC 81W). An air-purge system allows potentially flammable gases to be removed from the motor frame before the motor is started and to maintain a constant positive pressure during operation to prevent the ingress of explosive gases. The terminal boxes feature the ignition protection type Ex eb increased safety. Plant operators often face the challenge that they cannot find suitable replacements for obsolete motors. The choice of explosion-proof drive systems in particular is limited. Up until now, the only alternative was to buy a standard motor with the required explosion-protection rating and adapt the installation site and/or driven machine, sometimes at considerable time and expense. Menzel’s certification for the construction and manufacture of protected motors now gives customers more freedom of choice and flexibility. The German manufacturer specializing in large electric motors always configures motors for the individual application and installation conditions. Likewise, the air purge system for pressurized motors is individually calculated and implemented, ensuring that the finished systems meet the highest safety standards. For a petrochemical company, Menzel has recently manufactured an Ex p compressor motor based on its MEBKSL series, which matches the original motor in all mechanical and electrical interfaces. The compressor motor for an oil refinery is labeled II 3G Ex pzc ec ic IIC T3 Gc for zone 2. It has a rated voltage of 6000 V and a rated output of 1635 kW. Before shipping, the motor was rigorously tested in the company’s inhouse test facility, including load and type testing.
Menzel’s Ex p motors were named the Product of the Year in the 2023 AEMT Awards.
Product website: https://www.menzel-motors.com/pressurized-exp-motors-zone1-operation/

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