Timken Launches High-Resolution Magnetic Encoder for Motion Control Applications  
Canton, OH - The Timken Company announced that it has launched a new packaged, industrial magnetic encoder designed to provide increased reliability and performance over conventional optical encoders, especially in high-shock and vibration conditions. "This technology lets the plant engineer sleep at night, knowing his or her operation won't go down from a common encoder failure" said Greg Vanbuskirk, business development manager. Timken's patented THS25 encoder affords greater reliability than optical encoders, which are susceptible to failure in high-shock and vibration conditions because they rely on line-of-sight technology. "Timken's new magnetic encoder technology provides consistent, reliable performance in inconsistent conditions," says Vanbuskirk. "It's ideal for applications such as wind energy, web processing, robotics and material handling."
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Electro Standards' Announces All Optical Switching w/Dual Wavelength, Remote Control and Optional GUI   GE Announces First Phased Array Corrosion Inspection Solution
Cranston, RI - Electro Standards Laboratories, has designed the Model 6190 Fiber Optic A/B Switch with ST Duplex, Dual Wavelength with Remote Serial Control and Optional Graphical User Interface. This convenient desktop unit allows the user to access two separate devices on ports A and B via connection though the Common port of the switch. Using mirror technology for "All Optical" switching, this compact, fiber optic switch supports Multimode, 50/125 micron fiber with wavelengths of 850nm and 1300 nm. The M6190 is also transparent to data, supporting gigabyte data rates with the versatility of manual front panel pushbutton control or remote control via RS-232 remote serial port or optional GUI.   Worcester, MA - The new Phasor CV/DM from GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies is the first phased array inspection device for corrosion spot identification in the marketplace. Corrosion spots are small, isolated areas where corrosion has reduced a pipe's wall thickness and can compromise its ability to safely hold pressure and its contents. Part of GE's field-proven phased array family, the Phasor CV/DM provides extensive inspection coverage with every scan, and even the smallest corrosion pit can be identified, measured and evaluated. Concurrently, inspection times are significantly reduced. The Phasor CV/DM has application in the oil and gas, process, aerospace, power generation and general engineering sectors. "Corrosion spots are difficult to locate because they are very small and, using other inspection methods, are easily missed, just like looking for a needle in a haystack," says Patrik Rooman, Product General Manager for Ultrasound at GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies. "With the phased array technology, multiple ultrasonic beams are extended to provide more quality data to identify potential corrosion spots."
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Rockwell Automation Arc-Resistant Motor Control Center Available on Quick Delivery Program   Emerson's Digital Automation Creates Highly Efficient New Bunge Rapeseed Oil Processing Plant in Poland
Milwaukee - The Allen-Bradley CENTERLINE 2100 motor control center (MCC) with ArcShield from Rockwell Automation helps reduce arc flash hazards while providing users with increased protection against internal electrical arcing faults. The CENTERLINE 2100 MCC, the first to offer arc-resistant features in a low voltage design (up to 600 volts), helps improve personnel safety with a variety of built-in protective features designed to reduce and minimize arc flash hazards. The CENTERLINE 2100 MCC with ArcShield meets Type 2 accessibility requirements (as defined by IEEE C37.20.7-2007 - "IEEE guide for testing metal-enclosed switchgear rated up to 38kV for internal arcing faults"), helping to shield personnel from the effects of an internal arcing fault on the front, rear and sides of the enclosure. Pairing with IntelliCENTER technology helps users perform remote monitoring, configuration and troubleshooting of their MCC, all while outside the arc flash boundary, helping to further reduce exposure to arc flash hazards.   Austin, TX - Emerson Process Management's PlantWeb digital plant architecture has enabled ZT Kruszwica, a subsidiary of Bunge - the world's largest producer of oilseed and bottled vegetable oils - to increase production by 10%, cut maintenance costs by 50% and significantly reduce the use of utilities and raw materials at a new rapeseed oil processing plant in Kruszwica, Poland. The new ZT Kruszwica processing plant, which has become one of Bunge's top three most efficient vegetable oil processing sites worldwide, was built to replace an outdated unit located nearby. When ZT Kruszwica was looking to fully automate the new plant, it selected an automation solution based on Emerson's PlantWeb digital plant architecture with the DeltaV™ digital automation system and using HART® communications to network Emerson's intelligent devices throughout the plant, including Rosemount® transmitters and Micro Motion® Coriolis flowmeters.
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General Monitor's Flame Detectors Now Available with HART Communications Protocol   Phoenix Contact's High-current DIN Rail Connectors for Safe Connections
Lake Forest, CA - The FL3100H UV/IR and FL3101H UV Flame Detectors from General Monitors are now compatible with the HART communication protocol. The FL3100H and FL3101H flame detectors are designed to detect fires over a wide field of view and provide alarm outputs directly from the detector while maintaining false alarm immunity. HART is a field-proven instrumentation communications protocol that is easy to use and provides uniform and consistent communication without disturbing the integrity of the 4-20 mA analog signal. In addition to the process variable, the HART protocol permits access to device configuration, diagnostics, as well as maintenance and alarm records. As a result, a whole host of additional information related to plant operation is available to the control room through HART. Unlike other digital communication protocols, HART is backwards compatible with the installed base of instrumentation in use today.   Middletown, PA - Phoenix Contact's new high-current connectors use secure ring lug/bolt connection technology to ensure a safe and secure termination. HV connectors are available in a wide range of bolt sizes and allow multi-conductor connection. The connectors feature an integrated spring lock washer that prevents hexagonal nuts from loosening. Both single and double volt versions are available, with bolts ranging in size from 13 mm to 16 mm. The connectors are certified to U.S. standards under CSA International for 1000 V with a range of electrical current ratings from 50 A to 240 A. Two and three-position connection rails are available for power distribution. Configurable partition plates with feed-through windows allow easy mounting of connection bars. Other accessories include touch-safe covers, rugged end brackets and ZB or UC markers. The HV series supports switchgear and control applications across a wide variety of industries, including the railroad, power and utility markets.
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Corrosion Resistant Steel for Rolling Bearings Increases Machine Availability   Jet Edge's Ultra Deckblaster Waterjet Machine Removes Coatings, Grease from Steel Decks, Concrete Floors
Sutton Coldfield, UK - The Schaeffler Group has launched a high performance stainless steel for rolling bearings that helps companies achieve these goals. Cronitect® provides maximum corrosion resistance under extreme operating conditions, including dry running applications or when bearings come into contact with aggressive media such as water, salt spray, acids and cleaning chemicals. Cronitect® steel is a high-grade martensitic hardening steel that is based on the consistent refinement of high-grade NIROSteels. Through its unique composition and new thermo-chemical surface layer treatment process, Cronitect® achieves an extremely high hardness. Even after 600 hours of salt spray testing in accordance with DIN 50021 SS, the material shows no signs of corrosion. The name Cronitect® is derived from the chemical composition of the material (chromium and nitrogen alloying elements) and from its special heat treatment process.   St. Michael, MN - Jet Edge's Ultra Deckblaster waterjet surface preparation machine uses ultra-high pressure waterjets to quickly blast away old paint, coatings, grease and dirt from steel decks and concrete floors without using hazardous chemicals. Resembling a lawnmower, the self-propelled Ultra Deckblaster operates at pressures up to 55,000 psi (3,800 bar). Typical waterjetting applications include removal of polyurethane paint or nonskid coatings from factory floors, ship decks, paint booths and parking ramps. The Ultra Deckblaster also removes accumulated spillage such as grease, oil and overspray. The Ultra Deckblaster portable water jet system utilizes UHP water supplied by a Jet Edge waterjet intensifier pump. Hydraulic pressure activates the motor to spin the spray bar assembly and open a high-flow water valve supplying fluid to the manifolds. The water travels through a high-pressure on/off valve and high-speed swivel before entering the rotating spray bar. Multiple water jet orifices direct UHP water over an 18" (46 cm) wide cleaning path as the machine advances. The spray bar accepts a variety of standard jet manifolds.
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Rexroth Expands GoTo Fast Delivery Program for Drive and Control Products   Dassault Systèmes 3DVIA Technology to Ease Machinery Assembly
Hoffman Estates, IL - Rexroth announces a significant expansion of its GoTo focused delivery program-originally launched in April 2009 to offer industry-leading delivery times for Rexroth's most requested drive and control products to help customers build machines faster. Initially launched with more than 1200 individual part numbers, Rexroth's GoTo program now includes nearly 1700 parts, an expansion of 36.5%. The inclusion of many configurable parts expands the offering further with thousands of additional options for customers. The GoTo program features a broad range of Rexroth's electric drives and controls, hydraulics, pneumatics, linear motion and aluminum framing products. With the GoTo program, Rexroth provides quick access to product information and reliable delivery lead times that meet or exceed the expectations of the market. Delivery times vary according to specific products selected, but in many cases Rexroth's GoTo products are shipped as quickly as 24 hours after ordering.   Paris, France - Dassault Systèmes, a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that Sweden-based company Komatsu Forest, a manufacturer of forest machines and a pioneer in mechanized logging, has chosen Dassault Systèmes' 3DVIA Composer to facilitate its production process. With a passion for technology and a product development approach that merges productivity, ergonomics and environmental strong points into cutting edge advantages, Komatsu Forest was looking for a way to improve product assembly and avoid recalls. In the Umeå Komatsu factory, production staff used to work with two-dimensional images as the basis for the assembly work. The production work is complex and the company experienced challenges in achieving a consistent level of high quality assembly work. The introduction of 3DVIA Composer has allowed to create comprehensive, interactive 3D work instructions to the shop floor. This superior communication is helping to reduce errors significantly. Komatsu Forest uses the interactive 3D documentation capabilities of 3DVIA Composer across their entire production process, including assembly instructions, equipment maintenance, and spare parts documentation.
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Rockwell Collins Selects Arbortext Software For S1000D Initiative   IQMS Introduces New Channel Partner Program in India
Needham, MA - PTC, the Product Development Company, announced that Rockwell Collins, a world leading avionics manufacturer in aerospace and defense, has selected Arbortext, PTC's product information delivery software, for its S1000D initiative. Rockwell Collins will use the Arbortext solution to improve efficiencies and collaboration for product documentation delivery requirements across its aerospace and defense customers. The S1000D specification is an international standard for creating, maintaining, and delivering technical publications within the civil and military Aerospace & Defense (A&D) industries. The Arbortext offering for S1000D is a fully integrated, out-of-the-box solution that provides tools for rapid compliance with the specification and increases product information quality and accuracy. With the selection of Arbortext, Rockwell Collins has expanded its use of the PTC® Product Development System. Rockwell Collins, a customer since 1999, will use Arbortext to generate, manage, and deliver product information worldwide, while also improving information security and complying with S1000D mandates.   Paso Robles, CA - IQMS, an innovator in the design and development of manufacturing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, announced the launch of the company's new channel partner, IQMS ERP India Pvt. Limited in Baroda in the state of Gujarat. The new program offers EnterpriseIQ ERP from IQMS to manufacturers while providing local resources for additional support and education, in addition to supporting the growth of the extended ERP software in the thriving Indian manufacturing market. The IQMS ERP India Pvt. Limited partnership is another step IQMS is taking to meet growing global demand. In June, IQMS opened a UK office to enhance local sales and support across Europe. Requests for EnterpriseIQ have been especially strong in India, where the manufacturing industry's demand for a cohesive software package has been growing.
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Kistler's CoMo Injection with MultiFlow Balances Hot-Runner Molds on Basis of Cavity Pressure   New Biofiltration Technology Proves Efficient Solution for VOC Emission Control
Switzerland - The curve of cavity pressure during injection molding is the critical process variable for evaluating part quality. It is also the most informative controlled variable for balancing hot-runner systems. The CoMo Injection process monitoring system Type 2869B from Kistler with the optional integrated MultiFlow function now combines comprehensive process monitoring and automatic hot-runner balancing in a single tool. Cycle by cycle, CoMo Injection with MultiFlow measures the pressure in each cavity of a hot-runner mold - from injection, through compression and holding pressure, to cooling phase. In the injection and holding pressure phase the MultiFlow software function analyzes the curves of the pressures in all cavities. With a view to identical filling and hence a synchronous rise in pressures in all cavities, it automatically calculates new setpoint temperatures for each hot-runner tip as manipulated variable. The system automatically transfers the calculated setpoints via an interface to the hot-runner controller.   Owosso, MI - Tri-Mer Corporation has announced a major advance in bio-filter technology for the control of VOC emissions. The Tri-Mer system has proved to be a practical alternative to thermal oxidizers, in-bed biofiltration, and aerobic digestion for the control of VOC emissions from virtually all sources. This new MultiPhase Biofilter System for VOC control combines the best of in-bed bioscrubber and aerobic digestion technology with the high removal efficiency of enhanced scrubbing using a variety of approaches, depending on the project. The Tri-Mer system treats high inlet concentrations of VOC emissions and is effective against a broad spectrum of VOC emission types. Alcohols, including methanol and other high vapor pressure VOCs, are simultaneously treated along with more difficult VOC compounds such as pinenes and terpenes.
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Makino: One Company... Many Dimensions
Makino is really many companies in one: A world leader in metal cutting and manufacturing technology. A manufacturer of horizontal machining centers, vertical machining centers, wire EDM and ram EDM machines, and graphite machining centers. A software company and an application engineering company. A service company and a financing company. A turnkey engineering company and an integration services company. An automation company and a machine tool supplies company. A training company and a process technology company. A global company and a local company. Makino's technological leadership has given their customers a unique competitive advantage. With their proprietary applications and processes, Makino customers enjoy an instant head start over their competitors.
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