Standing the heat! - Harting's new Han® High Temp range of connectors now supports the flexibility of applied connectorisation in the harshest environmental plant conditions. As a result, reduced wiring complexity means that such an installation can be optimised and maintenance costs reduced.
Tiny sensors. -
Laser Components can now provide custom ball lens profiles on the end faces of silica fibres. The plasma-based CMS process with ring-of-fire technology supports fibre diameters of 200, 365, 400, 550 and 600 μm, including other diameters within the limits of the equipment.
Power take-off torque monitoring. - Applied Measurements has supplied a DTD-P 100Nm parallel shaft torque sensor fitted with an ICA4H miniature load cell amplifier, calibrated to UKAS traceable standards and sealed to IP68 to allow complete submersion for use on a SeaPower Platform. This extracts energy from deep water ocean waves by reacting to long prevailing wavelengths in high resource sites.
Celebrating Excellence in Automation - The International Society of Automation (ISA) has announced those members elevated to the distinguished membership grade of Fellow and the Celebrating Excellence Award honorees for 2018, including Member's Choice honorees chosen by their peers. Award presentations will be made at the ISA Honors & Awards Gala on 14 October 2018 in Quebéc (CDN).
Absolute positioning system. -
The PXV 2-D absolute positioning system from Pepperl+Fuchs sets new performance benchmarks when it comes to reliability and handling. With its large reading window, the system keeps a sufficient number of codes in view, even in relation to track switches and changes to the code tape. Precise positioning is guaranteed at all times.
System integrator acquires industrial digitiser. - The technology company Protacon has acquired ARROW Engineering Oy, which specializes in improving the productivity of the manufacturing industry through digitalisation and visual management. With the acquisition, the parties will be able to continue to offer new types of services to their current customer base.
Centralised water information management. -
The State Government of Rajasthan has entrusted Yokogawa with the implementation, operations, and maintenance of a centralised, integrated water information management system (WIMS) in Jaipur, the state capital, as part of the Smart Cities Mission.
Predictive maintenance service. -
Alpha Drives Ltd is offering a new service in Ireland with their gearbox partner Flender. The new DX500 smart sensor, part of the Diagnostex product series, is a plug & play solution for measurement of vibrations and temperatures on the gear unit and notifies the system operator of irregularities by app immediately via smartphone or tablet