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Predicting when drives need replacing

ABB has extended the scope of its ABB Ability Digital Powertrain concept, which connects drives, motors, pumps and bearings, with a new Condition-Based Maintenance service option for drives to provide an early warning of any abnormal conditions that might cause a drive to fail prematurely.
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Vision sensor with ProfiNET support

Based on EVT’s EyeVision image processing software the new EyeSens devices offer solutions for applications in areas such as object detection, measurement technology, pattern matching, code reading (bar code, DMC) and OCR/OCV as well as colour recognition.
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DIN wireless gateway supports network connectivity for sensors

The DIN Gateway V2 is a 900 mHz wireless gateway, from SignalFire Wireless Telemetry, with an integrated I/O capability for easy network connectivity of wireless and wired sensors, integrated Ethernet and built-in automation.


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    Pragma has developed an advanced downhole safety valve to create an improved well control solution for cable deployed Electric Submersible Pumps (ESPs) retrofitted to production wells.

  2. 06/10/2019 Rugged DIN signal isolator/converter with a reduced footprint

    The UL Approved ECT-DIN 2-Wire Isolator from Moore Industries is now available in a narrow 15mm aluminium housing.

  3. 30/09/2019 Wireless condition monitoring for pump systems

    Sulzer has introduced the Sense wireless IoT condition monitoring system which includes wireless sensors that can be attached to a pump, agitator, motor or any rotating equipment.

  4. 30/09/2019 Compact sensor with integrated measurement display and parameter controls

    RS Components (RS) has introduced the RS PRO infrared temperature sensor, a low-cost non-contact voltage-output temperature sensor designed for factory maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) in smart manufacturing environments.

  5. 21/09/2019 Tablet PC for hazardous areas

    Endress+Hauser has introduced Field Xpert SMT77, a rugged tablet PC tool for commissioning and maintenance staff to manage field instruments and document the work progress. The tablet comes preinstalled with device configuration software and device library.

  6. 20/09/2019 Smart universal marshalling solution

    Eaton has launched the MTL SUM5 smart universal marshalling solution for process applications which is said to be capable of reducing distributed control system (DCS) marshalling cabinet requirements by up to 50%.

  7. 20/09/2019 Flow rate measurement of viscous liquids

    The OG range of oval gear flowmeters from Titan Enterprises are offer a solution for the accurate measurement of the flow of viscous liquids and lubricating fluids.

  8. 16/09/2019 Flush-mounting control and signalling units

    RS Components has added the Schneider Electric Harmony XB4F series of flush mounting pushbuttons, selector switches and pilot lights to its product portfolio.

  9. 16/09/2019 Near-infrared range absorption sensor

    The compact and easy to use EXpect 231 NIR absorption sensor from EXNER is suited to use in a wide range of processes.

  10. 07/09/2019 Smart plastics make maintenance intelligent

    igus’ smart plastics are now able to monitor the health of energy chains, cables and bearings.

  11. 03/09/2019 Inductive safety sensor

    A new family of safety sensors from Pepperl+Fuchs includes four cylindrical and rectangular series with cable and plug connection. The sensors are TÜV-certified in accordance with the Machinery Directive (EN 13849) Performance Level PL d, Category 2, and SIL 2.

  12. 27/08/2019 IO-Link enabled safety light curtain

    Panasonic recently launched the SF4D safety light curtain series. In addition to the existing advantages of this light curtain range – including a slim and robust body combined with a new optical system for easy beam alignment, the company has also added IO-Link communication for safety light curtains.

  13. 27/08/2019 Embedded edge server for the energy sector

    congatec has introduced a rugged class of embedded edge server technologies designed for the digitisation of the upstream and midstream oil and gas industry.

  14. 27/08/2019 NIRIS sensor helps improve burner control and quality

    The use of 1MW/unit gas burners in food production and processing can now be improved with the application of the new NIRIS (Near Infrared Intelligent Sensor) Natural Gas sensor from CMR Group.

  15. 19/08/2019 Levelling the robot playing field for low-repetition tasks

    Automata would appear to have created a truly innovative collaborative robot – from the ground up – in a bid to meet the growing need for automated solutions for less repetitive tasks. A key element of the design of the cobot was to provide a solution with low deployed system costs to enable it to offer a cost-effective automated solution.

  16. 19/08/2019 Cork inspection vision solution

    The Cork Inspector is a new addition to the Eye Vision Technology (EVT) emSens Beverage Inspection series. It can inspect corks in bottles, to ensure they are in the correct position, or stick out too much (convex) or are seated too deep in the bottle neck (concave).

  17. 16/08/2019 Edge computer gains a second Ethernet interface

    HARTING has added a second interface to its MICA Edge Computing device which allows it to easily exchange and process data between two Ethernet networks, including wired-to-wireless gateway applications.

  18. 12/08/2019 Reducing the energy output of machine tools

    A recent test installation at a CNC lathe has demonstrated the ability of Rittal Blue e+ chillers to reduce energy consumption.

  19. 12/08/2019 DMM identifies thermal overloads from a distance

    RS Components has introduced the first digital multimeter (DMM) in its RS PRO product range to feature a built-in thermal imager.

  20. 05/08/2019 Condition monitoring for rollers

    Güdel has introduced condition monitoring for a set of industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) based products and tools, enabling customers to perform condition-based maintenance on smart Güdel products.