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Orion Fans has expanded its family of Electronically Commutated (EC) fans to include spark proof IP68-ATEX rated versions for applications involving explosive atmospheres or flammable gases. Developed for Zone 2 equipment, the implementation of IP68-ATEX fans into a design eliminates the possibility of an explosion or fire.

 

 

 

Orion Fans has designed a series of specialty air filters for equipment where permanent, cleanable filters are most appropriate. When combined with an Orion Fans louvered filter fan kit or louvered fan guard (LFG Series) snap-on, slide or hinged versions, Orion Fans' specialty air filters provide low pressure drop, water resistance or fire protection.

 

 

 

Orion Fans has expanded its AC motorized impeller product offering with 14 new IP55-rated models and has added a new line of 24V and 48V DC motorized impellers with 13 models. The AC motorized impellers provide high airflow for a wide range of harsh and demanding applications.

 

 

 

SICK G2F 400The G2 Flat is a miniature photoelectric sensor for use in particularly compact plants and robotics systems. With powerful background suppression (BGS), the sensor can be relied upon to detect objects at distances starting from just 8 mm virtually regardless of object size and surface.

 

 

 

 

Sick inductive Immune 400SICK is now offering a line of inductive sensors that are not the least bit bothered by magnetic interference or weld splatter, and a rugged PTFE and Factor 1 sensing guarantee the highest operational safety.

 

 

 

 

Flir t840 400FLIR Systems, Inc. has launched the FLIR T840, a new thermal camera in the high-performance T-Series family.

 

 

 

RAFI e box 400RAFI's E-BOX, a particularly slim housing for one or two RAFIX 22 FS+ control devices, is now also available as a pre-configured unit with an M12 connector.

 

 

 

 

RAFI 22FS 400RAFI USA has expanded its low-profile, modular control component family that sets the industry standard for design flexibility, modularity and aesthetics. The advanced RAFIX 22 FS+ control component series offers a modern and variable design concept that enables designers to individually adapt control components to customize a control panel.

 

 

 

 

RAFI Lumo16 400RAFI USA has developed a compact pushbutton and E-Stop switch family with a rugged one-piece design that simplifies and reduces installation time.

 

 

 

 

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 Path to North American Approval of Uncertified Electrical Products

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Unique circumstances sometimes make it challenging, impractical, or even impossible for products to undergo the traditional certification process. This could be due to new technology that does not fit within a current standard, custom or imported equipment or impracticality due to limited volume production runs. Additionally relocating, modifying or refurbishing equipment introduces additional compliance requirements that if ignored can prevent a product from being placed in service.

In these unique situations, contractors and manufacturers of electrical products need to understand the steps to take to avoid having equipment red-tagged and prevented from being connected or installed at the job site. Go HERE to register

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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 Littelfuse to Host Webinar on Arc-Flash Protection

 

PBSI Littelfuse logo seminar 400Littelfuse, Inc., a global manufacturer of technologies in circuit protection and power control, invites plant engineers, facility managers, and maintenance professionals to join our special arc-flash webinar on how to cost-effectively protect against catastrophic arc-flash events. The webinar will take place on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Central Standard Time.

Attendees will learn:
• Methods available to help identify the risk of arc flash within your system
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• A real-life example of how a few thousand-dollar investment helped a customer avoid an $800,000 catastrophic arc-flash event

The webinar is free, and attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions in a live Q&A session after the presentation. To sign up, visit the arc-flash webinar registration page.

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 Like many cyclical industries, mining is reviving, driven by steady global economic growth and an increasing demand for materials to support new technologies like electric vehicles, renewable energy and mobile devices. Despite the optimism, the industry still faces major operational challenges including process efficiencies, cost control, worker health and safety, and skills gaps. To address these challenges, Rockwell Automation introduced The Connected Mine, leveraging the latest enabling and digital technologies.

Utilizing advanced analytics, The Connected Mine helps mining companies collect and aggregate data to gain end-to-end visibility into their operations and make informed business decisions to improve mining operations.

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Cybertech developed the Process Control and Safety Instrumented System Auditor to identify high-risk misalignments between plant process control and safety systems – and provide sufficient guidance to each plant system owner to resolve material issues.

Computerized data analytics are effective in mining the big data found in a typical process facility. The Cybertech System Auditor accepts native data from plant systems, cleans up and standardizes the data with purpose-built C# data mining applications and SQL data manipulation. Tiered SQL views minimize data duplication and facilitate automatic updates when base native data changes (e.g. after a system owner advises that they have resolved identified issues).

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