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Hitachi Introduces the Next Economical Simple Inverter

Hitachi America, Ltd., Industrial Components & Equipment Division, today announced the launch of its next generation inverter, the NE-S1. Hitachi America, Ltd. is now pleased to offer these economical and simple to use inverters in the popular HP range of 1/2 to 3 hp. The NE-S1 is designed to be ultra-compact to meet the needs of both OEMs and System Integrators. The NE-S1 variable frequency drive offers the end user and integrator the ability to use the control as is out of the box, with popular preconfigured and simple defaults settings. In addition, a wide variety of options are available to configure the control for a specific application. These powerful pre-configured inverters allow for the use of remote mounted speed potentiometers, contacts or switches, and preset speed selections without any parameter changes thus saving time during the installation and integration process. A wide variety of keypad options are also available to make the NE-S1 inverter a full keypad

Hitachi Introduces New Advanced AC Micro Drives

Hitachi America, Ltd., Industrial Components & Equipment Division, today announced the new WJ200 series of inverters. This new model advances the benchmark for performance and functionality in micro-size AC drives. The WJ200 is a sensorless vector (SLV) drive capable of 200% or greater torque across the speed range.  Speed regulation at low speed is dramatically improved – fluctuation is half that of previous models. Improved trip avoidance measures have been incorporated for unsurpassed system reliability and availability. The WJ200 offers PLC-like functionality by means of the integrated Easy Sequence (EzSQ) programming function. Programs up to 1024 lines can be created on a PC using this structured language tool, and can then be transferred to the WJ200. In this way, very sophisticated control schemes can be created without the use of external controllers. Simple position control applications are also possible with the WJ200 utilizing the integrated pulse input. Together wi

Hitachi Introduces High Performance AC Drives

Hitachi America, Ltd., Industrial Systems Division, today announced the introduction of the SJ700 Series of inverters. The SJ700 significantly expands on the performance, capabilities and functions of its predecessor, the SJ300. Hitachi reasserts its technological leadership with an improved sensor-less vector (SLV) control algorithm that enables the SJ700 to develop more than 200% starting torque at 0.3 Hz. The SJ700 can develop 150% torque at 0 Hz, ideal for vertical lift applications, using Hitachi’s unique “0 Hz Domain” open-loop control mode. Hitachi has also greatly simplified the auto-tuning process, making commissioning trouble-free. A noteworthy enhancement in the SJ700 is Hitachi’s EzSQ (Easy Sequence) built in programming function. It’s like having a PLC built into the inverter! In many cases, the need for a separate PLC can be eliminated. The program is developed on a PC and then downloaded to the inverter using the simple to use EzSQ software provided at no charge.

Hitachi America, Ltd. Releases New RCU Regenerative Converters

Hitachi America, Ltd. today announced the release of its RCU Series of regenerative converter units. The RCU Series offers an affordable “green” alternative to traditional dynamic braking (DB) systems. Instead of wasting regenerative energy as heat, the RCU reclaims that energy, converting it into 3-phase alternating current (AC) power. The energy is recycled through the AC line, resulting in increased energy efficiency and reduced energy consumption. In many applications, the amount of energy that can be reclaimed is quite significant, thus providing a measurable return on investment and short pay-back cycle relative to the cost of the RCU. Furthermore, the waste heat generated by conventional DB often creates the need for additional cooling and air-conditioning, which can be costly. Thus, the elimination of DB waste heat is a secondary benefit of the RCU Series. In this way, incorporating an RCU in the system allows for a smaller cooling system (HVAC), offsetting the up-front cost

Hitachi America, Ltd. Releases "New" NEMA3R/12 Drive Panels

Hitachi America, Ltd., today announced the release of a new series of NEMA3R and NEMA12 rated panels. Three tiers of standardized panel design are offered with an assortment of available options. Now, Hitachi can deliver a pre-engineered panel design for almost any application that is available for quick delivery. Models are available from 7.5 hp to 75 hp at 230 VAC, and 7.5 to 150 hp at 460 VAC. Additionally, larger capacity versions are available on a custom basis. Each standard panel includes a Hitachi L300P Series inverter ideally suited for pump, fan or other applications in demanding indoor or outdoor environments. The "Base" model features AC input line reactors; thermostat controlled cooling fans with filters; and convenient terminal for user connection to power, motor and control circuits. “Standard” models add input power disconnects and fusing, and a second inner door with an inverter digital operator and associated indication lights. A "Standard with By

Hitachi Introduces Pump Sleep Mode for L300P Series

Hitachi America, Ltd., Industrial Systems Division, today announced the availability of the IPU-PSM option board. When installed in a Hitachi L300P Series inverter, the IPU-PSM adds Pump Sleep Mode functionality to the standard built-in PID function. Standard PID control may, depending on system demand, allow a pump to operate at undesirably low speeds for prolonged periods of time. This can cause mechanical issues with certain pump types, and in general is a wasteful use of energy, since most pumps do not generate significant flow or head at low speeds. The IPU-PSM allows for the specification of a lower limit on inverter output frequency. Should the PID function call for a frequency below that limit for a user defined period of time, the inverter will go to “sleep”, meaning the inverter output will shut off and the pump stops. The IPU-PSM continues to monitor the system pressure feedback via the inverter’s PID Deviation parameter. If system pressure drops below a defined leve

Hitachi Introduces Large Capacity AC Drives

Hitachi America, Ltd., Industrial Systems Division, today announced the introduction of the high-capacity SJ700 Series of inverters. The SJ700 extends Hitachi’s model range up to 500 hp, and significantly expands on the performance, capabilities and functions of the SJ300. Three models, 250 hp, 400 hp and 500 hp are being released at this time. The SJ300 remains to cover the range from 200 hp and below. Hitachi reasserts its technological leadership with an improved Sensorless Vector (SLV) control algorithm that enables the SJ700 to develop more than 150% starting torque at 0.3 Hz. Using Hitachi’s unique “0 Hz Domain” open-loop control mode, the SJ700 can develop 130% torque at 0 Hz, ideal for vertical lift applications. At the same time, Hitachi has greatly simplified the autotuning process, making commissioning trouble-free. Another noteworthy enhancement in the SJ700 is Hitachi’s Easy Sequence ( EzSQ) built in programming function. It’s like having a Industrial Control Syste

Littelfuse LSP05/LSP10 Series Surge Protection Device Modules Win ACE (Annual Creativity in Electronics) Award

Littelfuse, Inc., the global leader in circuit protection, today announced its LSP05/LSP10 Series Surge Protection Device Modules were named a winner in the EE Times and EDN 2015 UBM Canon ACE Awards in the “Ultimate Products: LEDs and Lighting” category. The awards program honors the people and companies behind the technologies and products that are changing the world of electronics. The winners were announced at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, July 21, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, during the Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley. Bharat Shenoy, the director of technical marketing at Littelfuse, was on hand to receive the award. He noted, “I know everyone at Littelfuse, especially those on the product development and marketing teams, feels very honored today by this award. The LSP05 and LSP10 Series products represent the collective efforts of many people striving to offer our customers the most advanced and cost-effective circuit protection solutions available.” Constr

New ESD Suppressor Series from Littelfuse Protects Sensitive Electronics from Damaging Discharges Up to 30kV

Littelfuse, Inc., the global leader in circuit protection, has introduced the XGD Series XTREME-GUARD™ ESD Suppressor, available in 0402- and 0603-sized, flat-topped surface mount packages. Based on breakthrough ESD technology, it protects sensitive electronics against electrostatic discharges as high as 30kV and is suitable for high voltage applications up to 32VDC. When correctly integrated into a circuit design, the XGD Series can safely absorb repetitive ESD strikes nearly four times the maximum level specified in the IEC61000-4-2 international standard without performance degradation. Extremely low capacitance makes the XGD Series suitable for use in high-frequency and high-speed data, video, antenna and I/O circuits. Even after multiple ESD strikes, it exhibits ultra-low current leakage (<1nA), ensuring minimal power losses, so it’s well-suited for protecting battery-powered electronics like wearables. Both sizes offer much higher voltage ratings than other ESD suppressors w

Littelfuse Expands TVS Diode Array Product Line with Two New Series Designed for Enhanced Protection Against ESD and Lightning

Littelfuse, Inc., the global leader in circuit protection, has introduced two new product series, the SP4044 and SP4045 Series TVS Diode Arrays (SPA® Diodes), designed to protect sensitive electronics from destructive electrostatic discharges (ESD) and lightning-induced surge events. Low capacitance diodes are integrated with an additional zener diode to protect each I/O pin against ESD and high surge events. These robust devices offer a benchmark-setting surge protection/capacitance ratio; safely absorbing up to 24A of lightning-induced surges while presenting only 1.5pF per I/O-to-Ground connection. This helps to assure minimal signal degradation. The array can also handle a minimum of ±30kV ESD, so electronics manufacturers can realize greater protection and enhance product reliability in the field. The low loading capacitance also makes the SP4044 and SP4045 Series ideal for protecting high speed signal pins. “Straight-through” routing allows these components to sit on top of the

Introducing a new KBDF series digital drive

KB Electronics, Inc. expands their AC drive product line with the addition of the KBDF digital drive series. Coral Springs, FL-May 13, 2013- KB Electronics, Inc. of Coral Springs, FL, a manufacturer of AC drives and DC drives from fractional through 5 horsepower expand their AC drive product offering with new digital drives. The KBDF Series of Adjustable Frequency Drives consist of fourteen inverter models rated for 1/8 to 5 horsepower motors. Drives are available for AC, PMSM, DC brushless, PSC, Shaded Pole, Universal and EC motors. These drives are housed in IP 20 enclosures and are available with a built-in CE approved AC Line Class “A” Industrial Standard RFI (EMI) Filter. “We are pleased to continue to expand our AC drive offering." reports Alan Bueller, vice president sales, KB. “These digital drives allow us to offer models rated to 5 horsepower motors with a digital display and LED light indicators.” These are ideal for OEM applications where digital programming and disp

Introducing a New AC Digital Drive: Model KBWK-23D

KB Electronics, Inc., a manufacturer of AC drives and DC drives from fractional through 5 horsepower, introduces a new AC digital drive to their current product line. The new KBWK-23D operates with either a 115 or 230V AC line, is housed in a NEMA 1 / IP 20 enclosure, and features a digital display with LED status indicators. This drive is rated for 3-phase induction motors to 1/2 horsepower. Common Sense Programming (CSP™) is included, which organizes parameters into easy to understand intuitive groups. “We are pleased to continually deliver quality AC drives to our customers" reports Vice President of Sales, Alan Bueller. “This new KBWK drive is a digital version of our popular KBWA Series Hybrid Drive and is a great addition to our expanding AC drive product line.” The UL approved proprietary current limit software provides motor overload protection, prevents motor burnout, and eliminates nuisance tripping. The KBWK drive offers energy savings using only the power the applica

New Battery Powered DC/DC Motor Speed Control

KB Electronics, Inc. of Coral Springs, FL, a manufacturer of AC and DC drives from fractional through 5 horsepower, introduces two battery powered DC/DC low voltage motor speed controlmodels. The KBBW Series of Pulse Width Modulated (PWM) DC/DC motor speed controls provide excellent dynamic response to load variations. The efficient PWM waveform produces an almost pure DC current to the motor which provides low audible motor noise, and long brush life. Pulse-by-pulse current limit provides short circuit protection and prevents control damage due to shorted motors. Model KBBW-12 operates on 12 VDC and model KBBW-22 operates on 24 VDC. “We are pleased to continually deliver quality drives to our customers" reports Vice President of Sales, Alan Bueller. “The new KBBW drives expand our DC product line to now include a low voltage speed control.” The Plug-In Horsepower Resistor® (PHR) (supplied separately) eliminates the need for recalibrating the IR Compensation and Current Limi

New Federal Signal Signaling Line Takes a Modular Approach to Multi-functionality

Federal Signal Corporation introduces the StreamLine® Modular Series, a line of audible/visual devices that spotlights a mix-and-match capability allowing users to create their own customized signaling solutions.  Specifically engineered to support multi-function signaling applications, the StreamLine Modular Series accommodates multiple channels and voltages, as well as a full scope of mounting options. Advanced multiple-input technology enables each signaling function to be controlled via an independent input, allowing users various options of audible and visual alarms through a single device.  Four different base options – shallow, deep, wall and twin – provide a perfect fit for any 12-24VAC/DC or 120-240VAC application.  Easy to install snap-on signals to bases can be mixed and matched to accommodate a multitude of applications.  Five sizes of stainless steel protective dome guards are optionally available.

New nozzle allows for faster digging with less water

Vactor Manufacturing, the industry leader in vacuum excavators, sewer and catch basin cleaners and industrial vacuum loaders featuring innovative technology and custom configurable designs, today introduced the HXXpose™ nozzle for increased productivity and operator safety in typical hydro excavation applications. The nozzle works with Vactor’s line of vacuum excavators, as well as all other makes and models of vacuum excavation trucks. The rotating water jet agitates a larger area of soil with the same amount of water as a straight jet nozzle for higher efficiency, blasting a 0-degree stream of water rated for pressures up to 3,200 psi, while rotating at a high speed to provide an 18-degree cone of coverage. “At Vactor Manufacturing, we are committed to continuous improvements of our products so we can deliver the best possible performance solutions to our customers,” said Ben Schmitt, product manager at Vactor Manufacturing. “The heavy-duty HXXpose nozzle, which is standard on all

Enerdoor Surge Arrester Series

After decades of experience with radio frequency interference and over voltage spikes, Enerdoor developed the surge arrester series to improve equipment protection against lightning. As a standard, this series includes a visual indicator and remote contact. All models are available with DIN rail mounting and comply with the UL 1449, IEC 61643-11, and VDE 0675 International Standards. Select series are unpluggable in order to replace specific cards as needed. The Enerdoor Group is an international leader in the development and production of electromagnetic solutions for automated and industrial machinery. The Group's broad range of products include: EMI/ RFI filters, motor protection, harmonic filters, line reactors, surge arresters and voltage stabilizers, as well as the development and implementation of customized solutions.

Eaton’s New Bussmann Series NH Size Fuses Provide the Industry’s Highest Current Density and Consistent Bolt-Hole Pattern

Power management company Eaton today introduced its new Bussmann series 1000 volts direct current (Vdc) NH size photovoltaic (PV) solar fuses specifically designed for protecting and isolating array combiners, re-combiners, disconnects and inverters. With the industry’s highest current density and two available mounting options, the NH PV fuses provide design flexibility in a compact size. Eaton’s NH PV fuses meet global agency standards, simplifying designs for worldwide markets, and are available in traditional blade and bolt-on versions. The traditional blade version can be used with a fuse block to provide quick, tool-less replacement for easy maintenance. The bolt-on version can be bolted directly to a bus bar, reducing components and assembly time. With a common bolt pattern, the NH PV fuses are designed to easily integrate into a standardized bus bar design, regardless of fuse ampacity. “Eaton delivers a range of overcurrent protection devices for solar applications that prote

Eaton Launches Industry’s Most Compact UL Listed Fused Disconnect Switch to Support High Power Density Data Centers, Simplify Code Compliance

Power management company Eaton today announced a game-changing fused disconnect switch designed to help data centers achieve critical reliability and support advanced power distribution architecture. The new Bussmann® series Low Profile Compact Circuit Protector (CCPLP) is the industry’s most compact Underwriters Laboratories (UL®) 98 Listed fused disconnect switch. “Eaton’s fusible circuit protection solutions are engineered to support higher energy efficiency and greater power density data center designs, while helping meet code compliance with respect to interrupting rating and safe work practices,” said Nick Stone, Eaton’s Bussmann Division. “The new CCPLP provides expansive features in the industry’s smallest fusible switch footprint to benefit designers, maintainers and owners of modern mission-critical environments by enhancing efficiency, reliability and safety.” Designed to streamline panel installation and simplify selective coordination requirements in mission-critical env

Eaton Fast-Acting Ceramic Fuses Enhance Safety in Hazardous Environments for Mining, Refining, Oil Drilling and Other Industrial Applications

Power management company Eaton today announced the C308F Bussmann Series of fast-acting, ceramic tube fuses for intrinsic safety requirements used in hazardous environments such as network barriers and other equipment used in mines, oil drilling structures, gas stations, gas meters, chemical refineries and hazardous material transportation. “Manufacturers of intrinsically safe barrier networks need fast-acting devices that prevent explosions in extremely hazardous conditions,” said Vincent Wang, global product manager for Eaton’s Electronics Division. “This fuse line offers advanced overcurrent protection that meets internationally-defined safety requirements where electrical equipment is required in the presence of highly volatile materials.” Intrinsic Safety (IS) is universally recognized under the specification EN60079-11, which is a low-energy signaling technique that prevents explosions from occurring during industrial activity by ensuring that the energy transferred to a hazard

Simple integration, flexibility and intelligence – optical NextGen sensors with IO-Link

Through the integration of the communication interface IO-Link for the sensor principles diffuse mode sensor with background suppression and SmartReflect (the light barrier without a reflector), the optical O300 and O500 NextGen sensors have improved their already outstanding efficiency. The IO-Link interface facilitates the rapid startup of systems through the automated transmission of various parameters such as sensing distance accurate to the millimeter, light or dark operate, or switching points. In addition, the new Baumer filter functions guarantee the safe and reliable detection of difficult objects, for example objects with holes.  Through the option of automatically changing the locking times of the sensors, these sensors also have a high level of user-specific functional reliability. Thanks to two powerful filter functions, the new O300 and O500 sensors with IO-Link are also suitable for difficult detection tasks. The first filter function delays the response and/or the rel

Baumer encoder offers protection from shaft currents

The Baumer company presents a new version of the OptoPulse® EIL580 incremental encoder family, which offers protection from induced shaft currents. The new version with hybrid bearings also improves reliability, since in comparison to all-steel bearings these have a current-insulating effect and thus completely eliminate bearing damage caused by shaft currents. OptoPulse® EIL580 encoders are characterized by robust design and extreme durability. The ShaftLock bearing design was invented by Baumer, and guarantees reliable functioning even under the most adverse conditions. The metal shoulder between the two ball bearings reliably protects the internal sensor technology from axial impacts and stresses. The high-quality materials and the precision-machined mechanical system guarantee optimum radial and axial running over the entire service life. The modular system of the OptoPulse® EIL580 series forms the basis of a wide variety of product versions, which are compatible with all current

Lifelong precision

With a repeat accuracy of 1µm, about 1/5 of a normal hair, the My-Com precision switch from Baumer has been mastering precision tasks such as quickly and reliably setting reference points and monitoring tolerances for a good 50 years. Despite its grand old age, My-Com is still one of the most precise and compact mechanical limit switches in its class worldwide. Even measuring equipment and machine tools of every kind can be verified or referenced by a micrometer. The name My-Com is based on the term Micro Commutator. This precision switch was the first proof of the high performance levels that Baumer Electric was and still is able to achieve. My-Com's success story started back in 1966. The smallest and most precise limit switch in the world was launched by consistently applying the latest technologies, procedures and materials at that time. Thanks to its unique design, it can meet the highest requirements for precision and robustness with only three moving parts, and high-qualit

Stainless Steel Ideal for Equipment in Sanitary Environments

Since their inception more than 100 years ago, the two main types of motors in use have been open drip proof (ODP) and totally enclosed fan-cooled (TEFC). When a motor is operated in a dry environment with little or no exposure to water or contaminants, the ODP motor is a viable choice. TEFC is typically the motor choice for equipment exposed to moisture or the environment. As industry demands increased and sealing technologies improved during the latter part of the past century, manufacturers were able to do more to protect motors from the environment. With the growth of the food industry, guidelines were created to ensure that the equipment used to produce food was clean and sanitary. The washdown motor was the result. Early washdown motors include painted white motors, which provide a clean appearance and improved sealing (compared with general purpose motors), and paint-free motors, which provide a combination of aluminum and stainless parts with no painted surfaces. The more cos

Keep Cool with Baldor Ammonia Compressor Motors

Cold storage facilities are dependent on cooling equipment uptime to be 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. One occurrence of unplanned downtime could result in thousands or upwards of millions of dollars of lost product and even worse company reputation and dependability. Just one component of the ammonia refrigeration equipment is the compressor, which is driven by a motor to circulate ammonia gas through the compressor and system. If the motor is unreliable, your entire system may not run at optimal levels. Don’t let that happen to you - depend on Baldor-Reliance® ammonia compressor motors to keep your facility cool. Baldor’s Ammonia compressor motors are open drip proof, cast iron designs and available from stock. Motors are available in ratings of 150 – 1,000 Horsepower in Low (460V) and Medium (2300/4160V) voltage configurations with a 1.15 Service Factor at 40° Celsius ambient temperatures. Designed for minimal energy consumption, low voltage ratings up t

ABB’s smart CAWA cooler boosts genset performance

An innovative generator cooling system from ABB enables increased turbine genset performance and economy in demanding applications where cooling water is not available. The space-saving solution helps OEMs to offer higher power levels from standard turbine skids. ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, is introducing an independent, closed water cooling system for generators in turbine gensets. The new CAWA* cooler meets clear demands for a compact and cost-saving solution on oil and gas platforms. Water cooling (CACW) offers the best generator efficiency, but it can only be used if there is a separate cold water supply on-site. The new CAWA cooler is designed for demanding applications such as oil and gas platforms, where cooling water is not available or space limitations are a key issue. It integrates an additional water-to-air cooler on top of the generator’s air-to-water heat exchanger, providing an independent closed circuit water cooling system. This smart spac

Did You Know? How a Step Motor Works

Though it's long been rumored that step motors are driven by tiny hamsters on wheels contained inside, I can assure you that this is not only untrue, but also promulgated by unscrupulous pneumatic actuator salesmen. So, how does a step motor work? In reality, step motors operate by electromagnetism. Specifically, a permanent magnet rotor such as the one shown below is attracted to electromagnets that reside in the stator. Observe that the rotor teeth on the front of the rotor are offset from those on the back. Between the two rotor halves is a strong permanent magnet that ensures all the teeth on the front of the rotor are magnetic north while those on the back are south poles. Remember this; you'll be tested later. When electromagnetic stator coils are connected to a suitable step motor driver, the motor's position, velocity and acceleration can be precisely controlled without any need for feedback. Such simplicity is the reason step motors are a hallmark of the automati

ServoSETS Are Live As of June 18th

Those “in the know” think ServoSETS packaged servo systems are the way to go! At the beginning of June we announced that 100 and 200 Watt ServoSETS packaged servo systems are available for immediate shipment from stock. On June 18 they went live on our website. Look for the banner ad on our home page and the new link under the Products menu. ServoSETS packaged servo systems have already started shipping. The proud owner of the first system shipped is a researcher from one of the most prestigious universities in the U.S. doing a study on state-of-the-art manufacturing solutions. He chose a ServoSET packaged servo system because it was quick and easy to order, competitively priced, and exactly what he needed for his research project. He was up and running immediately, and then used this application note to refine the drive configuration for his final requirements.

New 0.9 Degree Step Motors

Applied Motion is pleased to announce the addition of 0.9 degree step motors to our product offering. 0.9 degree step motors are advantageous when a microstepping drive is not available. Because 0.9 degree motors have twice the step resolution (400 steps/rev) than 1.8 degree step motors (200 steps/rev), they run inherently smoother when driven with full or half step drives. Microstepping drives, like Applied Motion’s ST, STR and STAC drives, nullify the smoothness benefit of 0.9 degree step motors because these drives are capable of creating equal smoothness with 1.8 degree motors. However in some applications microstepping is not available, such as when a very basic full or half step drive is used, and for these applications a good way to gain smoothness is to use a 0.9 degree motor. These new motors offer the same great performance and price as our other step motors. They come in NEMA frame sizes 14, 17 and 23. Please visit the 0.9 degree motor page to learn more.

AMETEK Factory Automation Launches Enhanced GEMCO 955 eBrik II Linear Displacement Transducer

AMETEK Factory Automation has re-launched its versatile GEMCO® 955 eBrik II™ Linear Displacement Transducer (LDT) with a redesigned connector end cap, an expanded stroke range up to 74 inches (1875 mm) and improved shock and vibration performance. The 955 eBrik II LDT was developed specifically for original equipment manufacturers and targeted to the market for linear potentiometers typically found in plastics, tire and rubber, web tensioning, factory automation and hydroelectric operations. It utilizes the latest generation of field-proven magnetostrictive position-sensing technology that offers accurate and reliable absolute position indication along with high resolution and precision repeatability. The rugged and durable construction of the 955 eBrik II™ LDT (100Gs of shock and 15Gs of vibration) makes it suitable for the most demanding applications. The unit is resistant to contaminants and environmental conditions and is IP67 rated. The self-contained 955 eBrik II™ LDT does not

Advantech Launches New Widescreen Ultra-sensitive Touch-Panel Computer

To satisfy an ever increasing demand for widescreen panel computers Advantech is pleased to announce the release of its new 10.1” and 15.6” TPC-1051WP and 1551WP ultra-sensitive touch-panel computers. These models are the latest of their type to use the Intel® Atom™ E3827 1.75 GHz Processor,and to feature the much heralded iDoor Technology, a truly flat screen and a multitude of IO ports whilst being able to operate in a wide range of temperatures. With an extra sensitive projected capacitive touchscreen and the latest Intel® Atom™ E3827 1.75 GHz Processor the TPC-51WP has an enhanced performance and provides a smooth operating experience in a wide array of industries. With an Intel HD Graphics processor, and a ratio of 16:9, providing 40% more screen area than 4:3 displays, these models are ideal for displaying more graphics on the screen. The truly flat and seamless design of the TPC-51WP provides easier maintenance and avoids mis-touches by providing IP66 protection against dust a

Advantech Introduces Small Form Factor HEVC Streaming Encoder Module at IBC 2015

Advantech (TWSE: 2395.TW) today introduced HVC-6300, an HEVC capable Full HD video streaming solution in a small lightweight form-factor. HVC-6300 connects directly to a video source via SDI or HDMI, and allows live video to be encoded, stored, and transmitted via 3G/4G/LTE/Wi-Fi to an OB van, a broadcast station or uploaded to a server-based cloud environment. Applications for HVC-6300 include live streaming for sports events and electronic news gathering, tele-medicine, and remote video surveillance. HVC-6300 supports the High Efficiency Video Codec (HEVC) at up to FullHD 1080p resolutions. HEVC support offers a substantial benefit over existing solutions by reducing the bit rate by approximately 50% when compared to an equivalentquality video stream encoded using AVC / H.264. This reduces the network bandwidth required, or enables either more channels or a higher resolution video delivery over the same infrastructure. It is particularly relevant for mobile video transmission which

New Thermal Solution for High Performance COM Express CPU Module

Advantech, a leading embedded computing solution provider, today announced the release of its new thermal solution for COM Express Basic Module — the Dynamic Heat Conduction System (DHCS). This is an advanced technology which differs from traditional COM Express thermal solutions; DHCS uses a built-in dynamic block to resolve the dimension tolerance between CPU and thermal module, so the block can contact the CPU surface directly and tightly without any gap pad. This revolutionary design shortens the heat conduction path, and makes heat dissipation more efficient. In a direct comparison test with a traditional two-piece thermal module, the thermal solution with DHCS delivered a CPU temperature 20 ˚C lower. This can benefit applications that require high computing performance, and is especially suitable for high-end COM Express solutions and harsh application conditions, such as those in the traffic, medical, and military sectors. DHCS is different from the traditional thermal module,

MVP12 Steel: 100% Clean, 100% Simple

Machine components and installations in the F&B industry have to be easy to clean. As a result, Murrelektronik's new MVP12 Steel distribution box is made of high-quality stainless steel. It is an ideal solution to implement a decentralized approach in F&B machines and installations. The F&B industry doesn't make any compromises where cleanliness and corrosion protection are concerned. Dirt must be easy to remove. Parts are exposed to high pressure wash downs with aggressive cleaning agents. This makes stainless steel the preferred material. Murrelektronik's MVP12 Steel distribution boxes feature a closed stainless steel housing and threaded sleeves made of V4A stainless steel ensuring an IP69K rating. No matter if you are cleaning, rinsing or disinfecting MVP12 Steel will always operate reliably. Prior to the introduction of MVP Steel, individual cables had to be routed through a system - a very complex task in the F&B industry because of the cleanliness r

Motors – We Make Them Easy to Connect

Murrelektronik's new power connectors (M12, M15 and M23) make motors easy to connect. The M12 power connector is the most compact and powerful 5 pole M12 connector on the market. The new M15 power standard connection technology of the MQ15-X-Power connector enables extremely quick assembly. Murrelektronik's M23 connectors are an established standard solution to connect servo motors. Perfect contacts, seal and media resistance are basic requirements to all connector types. The field of motor connections requires additional, special features. Wide connection cross sections, high performance in a very compact design and most important: an integrated anti-vibration locking mechanism that makes sure the connector is tight even with very strong vibrations. Murrelektronik offers power cables for different applications and motor types that meet these requirements. Its very compact design makes the M12 Power connector ideal for linear drives, brushless DC or step motors.  It has a cap

MICO modules approved for NEC Class 2

Murrelektronik's MICO protective modules for UL508A control cabinets are a proven solution for intelligent power distribution and efficient branch circuit’s protection. 8 different MICO modules are now NEC Class 2 approved, so you can efficiently design your power distribution scheme. Class 2 Circuits are circuits with limited energy and a maximum power of 100 VA. According to the NEC & UL definition, class 2 circuits limit the risk of electrical fires and electric shocks due to their limited energy. Therefore, according to UL508A standard (for control cabinets), any component used and attached devices on the branch circuit in a Class 2 circuit don’t require investigation. So far, an individual NEC Class 2 approved power supply was used to create a class 2 circuit and it required a lot of space. This method wasn't cost effective and caused a lot of wiring and planning effort. With Murrelektronik's MICO NEC Class 2 approved module, it is now possible to design NEC Clas

Murrplastik Introduces a Cable Drag Chain Solution for Heavy Duty Applications

Murrplastik Systems, leaders in cable drag chain products and innovation, have introduced a new model into their PowerLine Cable Drag Series designed to meet the growing demand for greater loading, distance and speed capacities. The new MP 52.6 features a significant increase in chain side link wall thickness resulting in a 1.5X increase in maximum tractive force. In addition to the optimized distribution of tensile forces, the MP 52.6 cable drag chain also features more stable operation and less wear while considerably extending the chain’s useful life. Additionally, a new latch mechanism answers the demand for even greater simplification of installation and servicing work. This new latch system makes it possible to open the frame bridges from the top allowing the cable drag chain to be left where it is in the guide channel during upgrades and repairs. Another new optional feature of the MP 52.6 are sliding blocks that serve to further minimize wear to the chain side links. They fea

New Pictor2 high-end inkjet printer makes industrial labeling faster and easier

With a larger print area, a huge capacity of up to 600,000 characters per cartridge and an integrated WLAN and Ethernet interface, the new pictor2 inkjet label printer by Murrplastik sets the standard for colour-based inkjet printing systems. The technical highlight: The pictor2 is the first industrial printer capable of independently measuring the print area, providing you 100% assurance of repeatability and reliability. Figure 1: The pictor2 high-end inkjet printer, an evolution of the previous pictor model, is the first ever industrial printer capable of independently measuring the print area. The labelling specialists Murrplastik Systemtechnik, Oppenweiler will be presenting the pictor2 high-end inkjet printer, an evolution of the previous pictor model, at the SPS/IPC/DRIVES 2012 trade exhibition. Razor-sharp and photorealistic quality with 720 dpi and fast printing are features that the pictor2 inherits from its predecessor. Murrplastik’s engineers have developed a new ink speci

New brackets allow Murrplastik cable drag chains to do even more

This latest development means cable drag chain systems from Murrplastik Systemtechnik GmbH can now do more than just connect a power, hydrau-lic oil, air, water, gas or steam supply to mobile equipment. Cable drag chain systems made by Murrplastik Systemtechnik, Oppenweiler (nr. Stuttgart) are a smart solution: they supply mobile equipment with both power and data. Without an “umbilical cord” of this kind – which routes and protects the embedded, flexible cables or pneumatic/hydraulic hoses and ensures that the smallest possible bending radius can be maintained – the equipment’s supply lines would be rendered unusable in no time at all. Thanks to the innovative skills of engineers at Murrplastik, the impressive utility of the Swabian-produced cable drag chains can now be improved still further. The basic idea couldn’t be simpler: instead of using the chain only on the equipment’s supply side, enhance the system so that it can also be used for waste ducting. Often, such enhancements u

Korean Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP) has approved Arteche auxiliary relays

KHNP, a subsidiary of the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) that operates large nuclear and hydroelectric plants in South Korea, has certified Arteche auxiliary relays. They has been recognized as “Q class” component under Industrial Quality Classification System developed by Bechtel Co. Ltd., scheme used by KEPCO for high performance and safety related equipment. In order to obtain the qualification Arteche auxiliary relays have successfully passed the most stringent tests in the world in terms of reliability, safety and seismic behavior. This certification enables Arteche auxiliary relays to be used in nuclear power plants, high duty environments and critical applications, according to the most demanding standards. KHNP generates about 40% of the Korea's electric power supply. Nowadays it has more than 9.500 employees worldwide and international offices in USA, France and Japan.

ATTABOX adds new product – 24x24x10 to it’s Polycarbonate Enclosures

Attabox,LLC, a Texas manufacturer of non-metallic industrial enclosures, has developed the largest integrated flange mount polycarbonate enclosure available in the market, a 24 inch x 24 inch x 10 inch enclosure. As of March 31, 2014, Underwriters Laboratory (UL) has tested and approved the Attabox AH242410 for UL/cUL 508A & 50e certifications for types 4X, 4, 12 and 3R. Sales are scheduled to begin on April 1, 2014. The AH242410 comes with integrated flanges for easy and stable mounting, six latches for environmental protection, a flat door for HMI or display mounting, bosses in the lid and base for panels, and many internal features for custom equipment installation options. It will be certified with a 5V flame rating and an F1 UV rating. The enclosure will be suitable for the most extreme industrial and commercial environments. Bill Evatt, president, stated “The market has been looking for a polycarbonate solution in the 24x24x10 size for some time. The Attabox AH242410 is s

Attabox achieved UL Type 6P certification on May 10, 2014

Attabox, a Texas manufacturer of non-metallic industrial enclosures, achieved UL Type 6P certification on May 10, 2014. This will add to the current UL/cUL 508A and UL/cUL 50e certifications and IP68 ratings. A UL Type 6P rating means the enclosures are constructed for either indoor or outdoor use – to provide a degree of protection against incidental contact with the enclosed equipment; to provide a degree of protection against falling dirt, rain, sleet, snow, hose-directed water, corrosion, and the entry of water during prolonged submersion at a limited depth; and that will be undamaged by the external formation of ice on the enclosure. UL is a global independent safety science company with more than a century of expertise innovating safety solutions from the public adoption of electricity to new breakthroughs in sustainability, renewable energy and nanotechnology. Dedicated to promoting safe living and working environments, UL helps safeguard people, products and places in importa

Optex FA launched new 2D Displacement Sensor LS series.

The laser line beam provides micron measurement of target height and width and handles high-precision two-dimensional measurement applications that are not possible with spot beam laser measurement lasers. This newly designed proprietary system delivers high-speed measurements in a compact size at a very cost effective price. The LS-100 is easy to set up and offers a diverse range of measurement functions such as height, width, position and edge count. Easily configurable PC software is included. Possible uses include circuit board double feed, inspection of sealant flow, verification of gap and level differences on door closure, and measurement of brake pad height and connector edge pin counting. Optex FA - one of the world’s leading producers of sensors and sensor solutions for industrial applications has partnered with the sensor experts at Ramco Innovations to bring quality, affordable LED, laser, laser measurement and fiber optic sensing solutions to North America.

Optex FA launched new Industry-standard Sensor Z3 series

The new Z3 series of photoelectric sensors is the next evolution of the globally acclaimed Z series of sensors. With the longest in-class sensing distance of 25m, the Z3 series includes a built-in amplifier that greatly improves detection performance and yet retains its ease of use and affordability. The Z3 series through-beam type sensor has a 25m sensing distance, the longest in its class. This high power provides a significant increase in excess gain, which helps the sensor overcome interference from dust or other fine particles. The Z3 series also provides easy optical axis adjustment thanks to its large spot size with good visibility. Its four element LED also helps reduce beam degradation during long-term use. The output and stability indicator lights are brighter than conventional models making them easily viewable from any direction. The diffuse-reflective type features an optimized optical receiver system that minimizes the dead zone in front of the lens. This makes it easie

Oriental Motor Expands BMU Series Brushless DC Motor Line-up

Oriental Motor USA is pleased to announce the expansion of our popular BMU Series brushless DC motor and driver package, now including a 200 W (1/4 HP) package. The 200 W (1/4 HP) brushless DC motor is available in round shaft or geared type with inch or metric output shafts. The 200 W (1/4 HP) package is available with 200~240 VAC Single-Phase or Three-Phase input power. Single-Phase versions coming soon. The new 200 W (1/4 HP) brushless DC motor produces about 50% more starting torque than the 120 W (1/6 HP) motor and about 30% more continuous running torque, creating significant advantages for adoption into larger load application. The flat speed torque “continuous duty” of the 200 W (1/4 HP) motor is now extended to 3,000 r/min, with a total speed torque range of up to 4,000 r/min. When combined with a gear head, these advantages become even greater with maximum output torque now capable of reaching 610 lb-in (70 N•m).

Oriental Motor Introduces New 0.36° Battery-Free, Absolute Sensor Equipped Stepper Motor & Driver Package

Oriental Motor USA is pleased to introduce our latest technology for advanced positioning applications, the AZ Series 0.36° Battery-Free, Absolute Sensor Equipped Motor and Driver package. The AZ Series offers closed loop control, substantially reduces heat generation from the motor and incorporates a newly developed Absolute Sensor for absolute-type positioning. The new Absolute Sensor operates autonomously, without additional battery back-up or external sensors to buy. The AZ Series driver offers advanced and powerful operational programing and function control through our MEXE02 software (available as a free download). With no additional sensors, high speed return-to-home or restart without homing is possible and even common repeat move functions can be programed into the driver, saving wiring, lowering costs, increasing throughput and saving controller command functions.   The AZ Series is offered with built-in controller or pulse input type with single-phase 100-120 VAC, single

Oriental Motor Introduces BXII Series Brushless Motor & Driver Package

Oriental Motor USA is pleased to announce the BXII Series Brushless Motor and Driver Package. The BXII replaces our popular BX Series and now offers an all new driver incorporating a built-in controller with all the features necessary for speed control, position and torque control. The BXII Series now provides the highest level of speed control, up to 4,000 r/min with a speed regulation of +0.05% and is available from 30 W up to 400 W, in round shaft, parallel shaft gearheads or the hollow shaft flat gearhead and electromagnetic brake options. The new driver features a digital setting directly on the face of the drive to utilize the built-in speed control, positioning or torque limiting functions with no additional control module required. The new driver can also work in conjunction with our popular MEXE02 software (free download) or if remote programming is required, our standard OPX-2A control module (sold separately) can be utilized. The BXII Series comes standard with a 3m (9.8 f

10-Year Warranty on Select Industrial Signaling Products

We are aware of the durability and versatility of our products, which are used all over the world and would like to pass these higher quality standards on to our customers in the form of a 10-year warranty," says Volker Matthies, Global Product Manager Signaling Technology at Pfannenberg. The 10-year wasounders (audible alarms) from the PATROL and PYRA series which have been certified since the beginning of 2013 according to the latest EU regulations EN 54-3 and/or EN 54-23. Also included are the impact resistant Quadro series flashing and LED lights for harsh environments and the DS sounders with an especially high-level IP protection. Each signaling device has the respective international approvals.rranty comprises the flashing lights (visual alarms) and Quadro lights in particular are used in many art illumination projects to this day. Thus, thousands of Quadro lights illuminate the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Trinity Bridge and TV tower in St Petersburg, the art museum in Ham

Pfannenberg PATROL Flashing Sounder Used for Boat Warning Alarms

The marine industry is no exception as visual and audible signaling devices are required for boat warnings. The State of Alaska Department of Fish and Game contacted Pfannenberg to install a flashing sounder to replace the warning alarm on one of their boats. Different options were discussed like a GL-rated version with the ability to use one or different tones to signify different events: bilge pump failure, fire, engine failure, etc. The customer finally decided to use our PATROL PA X 20-15 with a single tone. The advantages of this product are great:     120 dB sounder     Up to 80 tones, 4 tone stages     High strength plastic housing adapted to marine environment (protection from splashing water)     Choice of 10 or 15 Joules strobe light     Choice of colors     New 10-years warranty! Once installed the customer commented “Everything is working great with both strobe lights and audible alarm. Great product!” The high quality of Pfannenberg's Signaling products is i