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PORTESCAP

New 22ECT35 and 22ECT48 Ultra EC Brushless Motors with Ultra High Torque in a Compact Package

Portescap will be offering 2 more new length sizes under its ECT range of Ultra EC™ Brushless Slotless motors: the 35mm 22ECT35 and the 48 mm 22ECT48. These new 22ECT motors along with higher torque capacity are light in weight and come in a compact package which helps in further miniaturization of the customer application.

Mitsubishi Electric

e-F@ctory in action

The application of e-F@ctory at Mitsubishi Electric’s Kani manufacturing facility, part of its Nagoya Works, Japan, has led to a number of hugely beneficial outcomes. For instance, by redesigning the process and reintegrating a human element where there was once 100% automation, a single line that previously occupied 280sqm has been reduced to a cell of just 44.1sqm. This 84% reduction in space means that the productivity of each square metre of production hall had been increased through greater utilisation.

CAMILLE BAUER

Mains power quality monitoring in a data centre: with Camille Bauer, the HuiShang bank enhances 24/7 operational security

Data centres exist all over the world, not only as stand-alone operations but also in many other types of activity. These include banks, insurance companies, industrial companies, hospitals, airports, energy suppliers, administrations, etc. The enormous energy requirements of these data centres confront both operators and energy suppliers with major challenges. Additional factors which can randomly lead to problems and serious damage are becoming more and more the focus of attention. As shown in this use case the HuiShang bank in Hefei in the Anhui province in China decided to invest further in securing its 24/7 operations. To do this, they installed extra equipment to monitor the electrical power quality.

EPLAN

New Eplan office established in China

A total of 230 guests from the fields of science, business and politics celebrated the founding of the new Eplan office in Shanghai, China, on 8 June. During the special ceremony, Eplan Managing Director Haluk Menderes spoke about the future of Eplan, which is the leading provider of engineering software solutions in Europe: “We will continue to grow in China – the conditions for it are excellent.”

NORD Drivesystems

NORDAC BASE: Robust frequency inverter for process engineering

With the NORDAC BASE – SK 180E, NORD DRIVESYSTEMS offers an ATEX-compliant, decentralised frequency inverter that not only is particularly economical in operation but also comes in protection class IP 69K. This guarantees the complete sealing of the housing, even for processing applications which require frequent high pressure cleaning.

EPLAN

The challenge of data quality and data depth Eplan Data Portal: The path to an ideal device data set

Digital device data is the key element for efficient engineering. One of the biggest challenges for this is both the data quality and the depth of said data. The Eplan Data Portal is rising to this challenge: since the beginning of the year, the portal is being updated on a monthly basis. Users now also have a rating function for reviewing device data, thereby offering manufacturers practice-based feedback from the market. Furthermore, since the Hannover Messe, Lab Versions of the Eplan Data Portal allow users to try out the latest features.

CAMILLE BAUER

Major product portfolio expansion in the area of energy distribution: new residual current transformers as well as intelligent AC/DC current transformers

In the field of heavy current measurement, current transformers are essential. Among the important parameters are reliability and accuracy, to guarantee very lengthy service life. A measurement device like this one from Camille Bauer Metrawatt AG, developed and manufactured in Switzerland, normally always needs one current transformer for each conductor, which is why these products are so important.

NORD Drivesystems

PROFIsafe module for increased safety

Functional safety of plant and machinery is of vital importance in production. With the SK TU4-PNS PROFIsafe interface module, NORD DRIVESYSTEMS provides even greater safety. The optional module meets the most stringent safety requirements, enables flexible integration of various safety components and ensures secure communication in PROFINET environments.

Softing Industrial Automation GmbH

Softing introduces a mobile, multiprotocol interface for field device configuration

With the introduction of mobiLink on April 1st, 2018, Softing is the first company to offer access to the major process automation protocols HART, Foundation Fieldbus and PROFIBUS PA with one single interface. mobiLink communicates via USB or Bluetooth and is perfectly suited for commissioning and maintenance with handheld host devices.

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