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MENZEL

Motor replicas with two shaft ends

Menzel Elektromotoren built two bespoke slip ring motors to drive the mills in a cement plant in the Middle East: replicas of the original motors, each with two shaft ends and precisely fitting all existing interfaces.

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Menzel Elektromotoren built two bespoke slip ring motors to drive the mills in a cement plant in the Middle East: replicas of the original motors, each with two shaft ends and precisely fitting all existing interfaces. One shaft end is coupled to the respective cement mill via a gearbox, while the second shaft end connects to an auxiliary drive that is used to position the rotor during maintenance work. Menzel’s motor design ensures full mechanical and electrical compatibility with the failed previously installed machines of Japanese make. The original manufacturer no longer offers this design, which features relatively unusual dimensions. The 6-pole AC motors with a rated power of 2400 kW and a rated voltage of 6600 kV are in accordance with the IEC / EN 60034-1 standard. The carefully replicated design included, among other things, fitting the motors with sleeve bearings. In addition, the German manufacturer designed the motors for double-pipe ventilation (IP23/IC37, previously: IPR44). This cooling type in particular required the motors to exactly match the in-situ parameters. The very short total length of the motors is determined by fixed couplings on both ends. In order to meet this requirement, Menzel positioned the slip ring chamber not externally but between the bearing seats. More information about tailor-made replicas as well as exact copies of existing motors: https://www.menzel-motors.com/replacement/

date: 2021-08-04 | characters: 1306 | download: document, picture 1

Vision-Components

Shortcut to series production: modular Maivin i.MX 8M Plus AI Vision Kit from AU-Zone, Toradex and Vision Components

For proof of concept, rapid prototyping and small series production, AU-Zone and Toradex, working in close cooperation with Vision Components, have developed the modular Maivin i.MX 8M Plus AI Vision Kit. The developer kit is based on a Toradex Verdin i.M

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For proof of concept, rapid prototyping and small series production, AU-Zone and Toradex, working in close cooperation with Vision Components, have developed the modular Maivin i.MX 8M Plus AI Vision Kit. The developer kit is based on a Toradex Verdin i.MX 8M Plus System-on-Module and a carrier board, which AU-Zone designed for vision applications and which accommodates up to two VC MIPI camera modules. The kit is scheduled to be ready for shipping in Q3 2021. Featuring a neural network processor unit and an integrated image signal processor, the i.MX 8M Plus processor from NXP is ideally suited for demanding embedded vision applications. The Verdin SoM for the kit has been extended by a variable SoM adapter and connector board from AU-Zone in order to enable users to quickly and easily build functional models on its basis. Together with the high-quality camera modules VC MIPI IMX327-C (color) and VC MIPI IMX296 (monochrome), customers have access to all components for image acquisition as well as the required interfaces and I/Os for individual rapid prototyping solutions up to small series. Additional VC camera modules are also compatible with the Maivin kit. The AU-Zone connector boards can also be custom-developed with freely definable interfaces and functionalities for individual requirements. This makes the Maivin i.MX 8M Plus AI Vision Kit ideally suited for a wide range of applications – whether in automation and robotics, medical technology or the agricultural industry. A housing for the electronics including lighting is also part of the kit. Optimal image processing is ensured by drivers from Vision Components, which enable the direct connection and support of the VC MIPI camera modules with the NXP i.MX 8M processor family. Especially for this developer kit, they have been integrated into Toradex‘ software platform TorizonCore, which provides access to the image signal processor of the i.MX 8M Plus. Thus, the ISP can be used for advanced image preprocessing such as color conversion, geometry correction, HDR, gamma correction, etc. The software platform also includes comprehensive frameworks for an easy entry into development, over-the-air updates and security features. AU-Zone’s DeepView Machine Learning Toolkit is also part of the Maivin i.MX 8M Plus AI Vision Kit. It includes out-of-the-box machine learning demos for object recognition, classification, and tracking that can be customized to the users own AI models and datasets using the NXP eIQ toolkit. As recently as July 2021, NXP expanded the development environment, adding new tools, a GUI-based interface, and the DeepViewRT engine optimized for the i.MX platform. In addition, other applications, for example AU-Zone applications, can be integrated and used for vision solution development. Vision Components drivers for the NXP i.MX 8M processor family are also available for other platforms in addition to the Toradex Verdin SoM series platforms. Support for more manufacturers, single board computers and embedded solutions with i.MX 8M processors is already on the road map.

date: 2021-07-28 | characters: 3088 | download: document, picture 1

LOSYCO

XXL-sized precision feeding systems

LOSYCO has expanded its range of services for heavy-duty production logistics: the intra-logistics specialist now also designs and installs customer-specific feeding systems for setup areas and material loading

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LOSYCO has expanded its range of services for heavy-duty production logistics: the intra-logistics specialist now also designs and installs customer-specific feeding systems for setup areas and material loading. The new solutions based on the LOXrail floor rail system allow for precise positioning of bulky parts and heavy materials on motor-driven or manually operated platforms with payloads of several tons. The system allows for fully automatic material feeding through interfacing with the plant control system. Applications that demand increased precision, such as laser cutting systems, welding cells or measuring portals, can be equipped with leveling points and limit switches for maximum repeatability. The manufacturer adapts the rail layout to the individual plant or production line for optimal use of space with a large loading capacity. Optionally, rotating platforms, crossings and changes of direction can be implemented for better accessibility of semi-finished products. For high throughput in limited space, the manufacturer can also design special upper and lower carriages with different loading heights and track widths in order to transport raw materials and finished parts independently of each other on the same line. LOSYCO’s scalable feeding systems enable tailor-made solutions for on-point material provision and safe loading and unloading of heavy and large-format workpieces. The floor-level rails pose no obstacles for employees or pallet jacks. The LOSYCO brochure “Loading and unloading with Loxrail®” is available for download at https://www.losyco.com/en/media-library.

date: 2021-07-22 | characters: 1607 | download: document, picture 1

CONTA-CLIP

Round cable entries for diameter combinations up to 22.5 mm

CONTA-CLIP further expands its KES-E cable entry program for screwless mounting, adding metric 50 mm variants: the new KES-E-R cable entries allow for quick and secure feeding of cables into control cabinets or machine housings. The plates are simply manually pressed into the machined openings.

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CONTA-CLIP further expands its KES-E cable entry program for screwless mounting, adding metric 50 mm variants: the new KES-E-R cable entries allow for quick and secure feeding of cables into control cabinets or machine housings. The plates are simply manually pressed into the machined openings. The inner, elastic sealing lip of the profile seal bulges on the inside of the panel, ensuring secure and vibration-proof hold. In order to feed cables or hoses into a housing, users simply pierce the surface membrane at one of the marked center points and push the conduit through. The new KES-E-R cable entries are available in seven A and seven B versions for cables and pneumatic hoses with diameters from 1 mm to 22.5 mm. The A versions are suitable for wall thicknesses from 1.5 mm to 2.5 mm, the B versions for 2.5 mm to 4 mm. Different versions hold up to 35 cables or conduits, thus allowing for extraordinarily high packing densities. The cable entries provide IP54 protection against dust and splash water. They are made of TPE and are free of halogen and silicone. The material is suitable for ambient temperatures from -40 °C to 90 °C.

date: 2021-07-22 | characters: 1144 | download: document, picture 1

RAYTEK – Fluke Process Instruments

Rugged, smart pyrometers – ATEX/IECEx/CCC-IS certification and HART interface added

Fluke Process Instruments expands its Thermalert 4.0 pyrometer series, adding intrinsically safe models and HART protocol as an additional interface option. The rugged, intelligent and compact infrared temperature sensors in an IP65-rated stainless-steel housing are easy to connect via 2-wire installation. The series provides a future-proof, Industry-4.0-ready solution for non-contact, automatic, real-time temperature monitoring.

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Fluke Process Instruments expands its Thermalert 4.0 pyrometer series, adding intrinsically safe models and HART protocol as an additional interface option. The rugged, intelligent and compact infrared temperature sensors in an IP65-rated stainless-steel housing are easy to connect via 2-wire installation. The series provides a future-proof, Industry-4.0-ready solution for non-contact, automatic, real-time temperature monitoring. Various spectral models cover a large measured temperature range from -40 °C to 2300 °C and all kinds of industrial applications, such as primary and secondary metals, glass and plastics manufacturing. The new intrinsically safe models rated Ex ib now add infrared thermometer options for use in hazardous environments with potentially explosive gas or dust atmospheres (zones 1 and 21). Accordingly, all models are optionally available with an ATEX/IECEx/CCC-IS certification, with the only exception of sensors with plastic lenses. The IR temperature sensors feature galvanically isolated analog and RS485 interfaces. Up to 32 devices can be connected within an RS485 network. All models are also available with connectivity options for Ethernet, EtherNet/IP, PROFINET IO and HART protocol as the latest addition. Voltage can be supplied via Power over Ethernet (PoE). A large choice of optics is available for long and short focal distances. The IR sensors achieve outstanding optical resolutions and provide high-precision data for efficient process control and quality assurance. The Thermalert 4.0 series features an exceptionally high maximum operating temperature of 85 °C, which allows users to save costs by setting up many measuring points without cooling. Moreover, the sensors can be read out, configured, calibrated and fitted with firmware updates remotely via the internet. This minimizes service costs per measuring point. An integrated laser focus facilitates alignment. The easy installation additionally facilitates commissioning and maintenance.

date: 2021-07-15 | characters: 1999 | download: document, picture 1

MENZEL

6-MW high-voltage extruder motor speedily adapted

When large motors operating at high output fail, a replacement manufactured from scratch can hardly be the solution because of the long lead times and the resultant loss of production. Instead, customized configuration of a suitable standard motor is an economical alternative.

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When large motors operating at high output fail, a replacement manufactured from scratch can hardly be the solution because of the long lead times and the resultant loss of production. Instead, customized configuration of a suitable standard motor is an economical alternative. A case in point: a petrochemical plant operator urgently needed to replace a failed extruder motor featuring 6000 kW rated power, 10 kV nominal voltage, requiring >57 kNm nominal torque. Originally, the extruder was driven by a squirrel-cage machine. However, a motor with similar design parameters was not readily available on the market. Fortunately, Menzel Elektromotoren based in Berlin, Germany, was able to offer a suitable three-phase slip ring motor. This design also offered significant advantages for the target application, driving an extruder, as it provides the required full torque from standstill. Menzel could quickly procure a starter for the slip ring motor as well as implement all necessary modifications in-house. Thanks to a delivery time of only two weeks, the customer restarted the extruder system at the earliest possible moment. The modular MEBSSL motor series is explicitly designed to enable flexible configuration for various applications and conditions. One of the most time-consuming jobs was fitting a bushing in the customer’s coupling hub, machining it from a diameter of 280 mm to 240 mm. In addition, Menzel manufactured adapter plates for the motor to adjust the shaft height from 800 mm to the failed motor center height of 900 mm. The replacement motor is designed with protection class IP55 and cooling type IC 611 with an air-to-air heat exchanger. More information about high-voltage motors: https://www.menzel-motors.com/high-voltage-motors/

date: 2021-07-07 | characters: 1667 | download: document, picture 1

Vision-Components

VC MIPI modules and accessories now available from Mouser Electronics

Select MIPI modules and accessories from Vision Components are now available from Mouser Electronics. Customers can easily and quickly order the camera modules in the company’s online store.

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Select MIPI modules and accessories from Vision Components are now available from Mouser Electronics. Customers can easily and quickly order the camera modules in the company’s online store. The products available from Mouser include camera modules with the Omnivision OV9281 sensor for price-sensitive applications and prototyping as well as modules with popular Sony Pregius and Starvis sensors, which meet the highest image quality requirements with resolutions up to 12.3 MPixel for the VC MIPI IMX412. FPC cables with 15 or 22 pins for direct interfacing of the camera modules with various CPU boards, camera lenses and lens holders are available as accessories from Mouser Electronics; as is the VC MIPI Repeater Board, which enables up to five times longer camera cables and offers additional interfaces as well as a trigger input and a flash trigger output. Vision OEMs in the prototyping phase benefit from ready availability via the distributor and from short delivery times – Mouser ships stock products on the same day.
Product range in the online store: https://eu.mouser.com/Search/Refine?Keyword=vision+components+mipi

date: 2021-06-30 | characters: 1030 | download: document, picture 1

GMC-I Messtechnik

Patented contact-protected connection for multimeter supply

Gossen Metrawatt has introduced a new patented solution for secure power supply of its DAkkS-calibrated digital multimeters METRAHIT IM XTRA and METRAHIT IM E-DRIVE. The portable all-in-one devices integrate an exceptionally wide range of testing and measuring functions for maintenance, service and diagnosis of electrical machines, drives and systems.

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Gossen Metrawatt has introduced a new patented solution for secure power supply of its DAkkS-calibrated digital multimeters METRAHIT IM XTRA and METRAHIT IM E-DRIVE. The portable all-in-one devices integrate an exceptionally wide range of testing and measuring functions for maintenance, service and diagnosis of electrical machines, drives and systems. In addition, they also cover measuring methods for safety testing in the automotive industry, avionics and electrical engineering. Gossen Metrawatt has now patented its innovation of a contact-protected connection of the quickly exchangeable supply modules for mains or battery operation. The terminal is recessed into the housing body, effectively ensuring device safety according to CAT III or CAT IV at all times even when exchanging modules or batteries during operation. This solution ensures protection against electric shock according to measuring category 1,000V CAT III, even at overvoltages up to 6,000V. Users can also safely exchange the supply module when the measurement cables are plugged in and the measuring signal is applied, and that without having to disconnect the measurement cables from the test object. Spring-loaded contacts and an extended-length connector format ensure reliable contacting inside the housing. The new patented solution, which is registered by the European Patent Office under publication number EP3474023A2, underlines Gossen Metrawatt’s high innovative capacity in the field of measurement and test technology for electrical safety.

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CONTA-CLIP

Three-level terminals with push-in connection

CONTA-CLIP expands its terminal block range featuring push-in connection for 2.5 mmË› cross sections, adding the new PIKD three-level initiator terminals and multi-wire terminals. Push-in connection allows for easy, time-saving wire insertion without tools. The PIKD line is designed for 500 V rated voltage and 20 A rated current.

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CONTA-CLIP expands its terminal block range featuring push-in connection for 2.5 mmË› cross sections, adding the new PIKD three-level initiator terminals and multi-wire terminals. Push-in connection allows for easy, time-saving wire insertion without tools. The PIKD line is designed for 500 V rated voltage and 20 A rated current. The terminals can withstand a rated surge voltage of 6 kV. They comply with overvoltage category III and pollution degree 3. The compact terminals are 5.1 mm wide, 56.2 mm high and, depending on the model, 86 mm or 102 mm long. Their slim, tall housing geometry and wire insertion from the top enable optimized use of the available space in control cabinets. Various models cover different signal and power distribution scenarios: PE terminals, terminals with vertically connected levels for potential distribution and combined PE and feed-through terminals. Special shorter versions with a reduced number of contacts are supplied with the same height to enable uniform connection levels in cramped installation situations.

date: 2021-06-30 | characters: 1054 | download: document, picture 1

RAFI

A RAFI classic: The KN 19 tactile mains switch for under-membrane installation

Due to its extremely compact design and unique short operating stroke of just 0.55 mm, the KN 19 membrane-covered mains switch from RAFI can be integrated directly into low-profile data entry systems.

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Due to its extremely compact design and unique short operating stroke of just 0.55 mm, the KN 19 membrane-covered mains switch from RAFI can be integrated directly into low-profile data entry systems. Therefore, the tactile switches for AC rated voltages of 250 V and DC rated voltages of 12 V to 50 V can replace conventional mains switches without the need for cut-outs in the unbroken overlay. In the case of DC rated voltages, the rated current is 6 A. KN 19 switches are available in a single-pole version with a normally-closed contact plus a normally-open contact and in double-pole form with two normally-open contacts. As an alternative to installation under the overlay, the switch can also be fitted with keycaps from the RAFI RK 90 range. The standard overall height of 9.7 mm means the KN 19 can be combined with other RAFI tactile switches and electronic components on a single PCB. The manufacturer supplies the switches for grid spacing of 19.05 mm x 38.1 mm, also in illuminated types.

date: 2021-06-16 | characters: 1002 | download: document, picture 1

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