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Engineers can use the new Allen-Bradley 140MP Motor Protection Circuit Breakers from Rockwell Automation to simplify motor protection. The circuit breakers, also known as motor-protective switching devices, can be mounted on Allen-Bradley 100-C or 100-K contactors to create a two-component motor starter.

 

 

 

With Sinamics Startdrive commissioning software, Siemens supports machine builders in the validation of safety functions for Sinamics frequency converters with a guided acceptance test. With Sinamics Startdrive, Siemens offers a tool for the integration of drive hardware into the TIA Portal engineering framework. The integrated guided acceptance test for safety functions is available for Sinamics G and S series frequency converters and complies with EN ISO 13849-2 and IEC 62061.

 

 

 

Not every production line has a clean 1:1 ratio of products to barcodes. In fact, many finished products and works-in-progress carry multiple codes that serve different purposes. When each item has more than one barcode, the normal setup with a single reader capturing codes on each product likely won’t work.

 

 

 

POSITAL has extended its TILTIX family of inclinometers (tilt sensors) to include explosion-proof models designed to operate safely in environments that contain potentially dangerous levels of explosive dust or gases. These devices have been certified in compliance with IECEx and ATEX directives and are suitable for use in mines, oil and gas facilities, agricultural applications, chemical plants, woodworking factories and milling operations.

 

 

 

 AutomationDirect ProSense digital panel meters in 1/32 and 1/8 DIN sizes are AC or DC powered and feature IP65-rated meter faces, simple menu-driven pushbutton configuration, and accept a wide variety of input signals. Available outputs include alarm relays, milliamp current, and sensor excitation voltage options.

 

 

 

Parker Hannifin has launched its robust Universal Push-to-Connect (UPTC) connector system. Designed for tube and pipe connections, this new system is suitable for use in a number of applications. These include cases where conventional connections might fail; either due to high pressure levels and heavy vibrations, where installation conditions are rather cramped, or where assembly needs to be performed fast.

 

 

 

Pepperl+Fuchs now introduces a new version of its tried-and-tested OIT high temperature identification system. The latest portfolio addition features a PROFINET interface with integrated network switch. This switch enables quick and easy connection to PLCs commonly used in automotive industries while also supporting ring topologies. In terms of ruggedness and reliability, the new version is on par with the well-known Ethernet TCP/IP version.

 

 

 

Emerson has introduced The Plantweb Insight Inline Corrosion application to provide the oil and gas industry real-time interpretation and analysis of critical data that helps prioritize maintenance and make informed integrity decisions.

 

 

 

The B&R drive technology portfolio now offers a Blackout mode that ensures safe machine control in the event of a network failure. Machine downtime can be avoided without costly redundancy solutions to ensure maximum machine availability.

 

 

 

Professionals searching for a reliable voltage detection solution have two new Greenlee options — the newly redesigned GT13 and TR13 non-contact voltage detectors. The new testers identify the presence of voltage from 50 volts to 1,000 volts AC. The redesigned GT13 and TR13 are now equipped with a more ergonomic grip and button location, along with a bright LED flashlight for use in dark work areas.

 

 

 

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One of Canada’s largest wastewater treatment plants at Annacis Island provides secondary treatment to approximately 175 billion litres of wastewater every year for over 1 million residents in 14 municipalities. After almost 20 years in operation, the variable frequency drives supporting the critical pumping systems for the primary treatment and secondary treatment facilities had to be replaced to ensure that the plant’s high operational availability and reliability will not be compromised in serving the plant, the surrounding municipalities and the environment. Metro Vancouver Regional District chose to deploy Rittal’s enclosure and power distribution solutions with E-plan software to efficiently support vital infrastructure improvements by reducing equipment replacement times and thereby minimizing risk to plant operations.

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Working Together for Cybersecurity – Digging Deeper with Mike Hutchings, Vice President, Rockwell Automation Canada

CybersecurityBy Owen Hurst

The rise of connectivity and connected devices has been a major focus and the driving factor behind advancing automation and control products and solutions. And while connectivity is a shining star in terms of creating efficiencies and growth, we are all aware of the darker side of connecting devices, namely the threat posed by nefarious individuals.

 

 

 

 

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Automated robotic systems generally take up significant floor space,are designed for a specific application or product, and requirecomplex programming to integrate into production.

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