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Robust cable transducers – linear position sensing made easy!

The robust cable transducers GCA5 are ideally suited for outdoor applications and cramped installation space. Sensor expert Baumer is further expanding their portfolio of cable transducers being the easiest, most reliable and cost-efficient way to measure linear motion within a path from 0.5 to 50 m. New series GCA5 is practice-proven when the going gets … Continue reading Robust cable transducers – linear position sensing made easy!

SCADA remains relevant for industrial automation

Embedded workflow, engineering model support, and auto-discoverable assets are among the technologies keeping SCADA alive. Kevin Parker  12/07/2016 Placing computer power onto “edge devices” as near to production as possible is a goal hotly pursued in today’s industrial automation circles. What’s more, in just the past few years, copious amounts of process and operations data … Continue reading SCADA remains relevant for industrial automation

Choosing the right PLC panel

Programming logic controller (PLC) panels come in almost every shape and size with some of them being freestanding and others being wall-mounted and choosing the right solution for a particular application can be difficult. David Manney, L&S Electric 11/18/2016 Controlling equipment has always been of interest in industrial applications. Before modern-day computers came into existence, … Continue reading Choosing the right PLC panel

Zone 1 Hazardous Area Rated Incremental Encoders

Zone 1 Hazardous Area Rated Incremental Encoders The new EN42 hollow-shaft and EN44 hub-shaft incremental encoders eliminate the cost, guess work and hassle of installing a barrier thanks to encapsulated electronics. The EN series offers ATEX, CSA and IECEx triple certification and a powerful signal driver for universal use in oil & gas equipment applications. … Continue reading Zone 1 Hazardous Area Rated Incremental Encoders

OPEN CCTV Systems for hazardous areas

Camera Systems provides a complete camera portfolio for industrial process monitoring and security surveillance for hazardous and industrial areas. Due to our innovative SNF*-technology, all cameras are considerably lighter than any existing ones, and extremely robust. Almost all of our cameras are designed for operation in extreme temperatures ranging from -40°C to +75°C, even our … Continue reading OPEN CCTV Systems for hazardous areas

QUANTUM & CADET radio transmitters!

Introducing our all-new QUANTUM & CADET radio transmitters!   Our all-new bellypack series, the QUANTUM, and its pistol-grip counterpart, the CADET, take our existing line of compact, intelligent transmitters to a whole new level! Both additions boast all-sealed, ARM-powered SMT electronics with an on-board accelerometer and force feedback. Their all-weather housing is made from a … Continue reading QUANTUM & CADET radio transmitters!

Green Energy – Meters from Weschler

Energy management and energy conservation start with the ability to monitor power and energy use.   For electrical systems, this involves measuring DC or AC power (Watts, VA, VAr) or energy (Wh, VAh, VArh). In fixed installations, digital meters offer a range of display formats, capabilities & sizes. Single display power/energy meters start at $150.  Multiple display … Continue reading Green Energy – Meters from Weschler

Coal Fired Power Plant – Stahl Explosion Protection

The incidence and development of explosive hazards are usually described by the so-called explosion triangle. However, it is often overlooked that beyond the three factors: inflammable material, oxygen and an effective source of ignition, a further necessary condition of a specific mixture of oxygen and inflammable material must be given, in order to reach ignition … Continue reading Coal Fired Power Plant – Stahl Explosion Protection

Wireless Technology for Process Automation

Wireless Technology for Process Automation The use of wireless technology in process industry offers entirely new possibilities for the system operators to optimise existing production processes and adopt entirely new paths. A wide field of applications with various solutions becomes available to the user: R. STAHL considers this trend in many different ways. Besides WLAN, GSM … Continue reading Wireless Technology for Process Automation

Pump Jack Monitoring

Pump Jack monitoring makes your operation more efficient and cost effective by monitoring On/Off events, following trends, and sending alarms. Ensure quick resolution of asset repair or maintenance and keep downtime to a minimum. Features: Remotely monitor pump jacks to detect and report On/Off events Receive alarms when the motor stops and cannot restart Monitor controller … Continue reading Pump Jack Monitoring