Using SweetWilliam Automation’s new ScadaMobile application for the iPhone platform, engineers can monitor and control values on an EtherNet/IP or Modbus TCP/IP network by utilizing the built in Wi-Fi card of the iPod Touch or iPhone and the ProSoft Technology Industrial Hotspot solution.
Baldor Electric Company has upgraded its range of smart drives with HMS. This range is now able to communicate with a PLC, it is much more open to communication standards and its communication interfaces are consistent throughout the entire range.
NAMUR and the HART Communication Foundation have conducted a field test at the BASF plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany, which has been actively supported by Pepperl+Fuchs. WirelessHART was proven to be a sustainable technology that can be used in mobile and flexible applications.
With its solid stainless steel shaft, and the enhanced leverage of its lift-and-turn handle design, the N2 compression latch tolerates heavier duty use than previous N4 T-handle compression latch designs (Maximum working load: 1000 N).
Renault’s Mechanical Engineering Department has developed a Maple model that describes the general behaviour of a lubricated mechanical system, to predict engine seizure. This type of modelling, known as 0D-1D modelling, concentrates on describing physical behaviour over time. In this way, the manufacturer is able to avoid the additional costs, estimated at between 1 and 2 million euros, which arise when the first prototype of an engine exhibits a tendency to seize.
With its 'WMF' family (Weidmüller Multi Function) Weidmüller is presenting a new multifunctional family of terminal blocks to enable simple and precise routing and distribution of signals in process engineering plants and power generation facilities. Boasting a design width of just 5 mm these space-saving terminal blocks combine different functions in a single module -– feed-through, fusing and disconnect functions. Further advantages of this system include an integrated shield or PE connection, three cross-connection channels as well as connections to accommodate 'BLZ' connectors. In conjunction with pre-assembled cable sets and terminated 'BLZ' connectors routing and distributing is a simple matter of Plug and Play. 'WMF' terminal blocks are equipped with world renowned, vibration proof and maintenance-free clamping yoke (screw) connections as well as extensive marking options to facilitate identification of electrical equipment. Users can also take advantage of Weidmüller's diverse programme of accessories to adapt the 'WMF' family of products to achieve the best possible solution for their application.
The SECHE Group and its subsidiary TREDI have chosen ARC Informatique’s PcVue to set the future standard for its plants, including household and industrial waste incineration plants, and biogas power plants. Since its first deployment in 2005, it can now be found in 16 plants and workshops, representing more than 500,000 variables being processed, applied and logged by PcVue.
Patented, Oil-Less, Stall-Free Design, the Price Pump AOD® is a great utility pump for numerous industrial applications, when the fluid is difficult to handle. Wherever compressed air is available, AOD® enables to solve many pumping problem.
Remform screws from Arnold Umformtechnik GmbH & Co. reduce the overall assembly cost of plastic parts as they do not require nuts or inserts. They furthermore ensure the highest levels of assembly security, due to a specific design that creates a large difference between the forming torque and the stripping torque. The main application of REMFORM for plastic parts assembly is the automotive industry.