Safegate Type 4 access-control barrier safety light curtains provide protection in a range of applications requiring integration of the muting functions. The muting function temporarily disables the safety function when a workpiece or conveying pallette passes through the detection area of the curtains or safety sensors. The curtains have integrated muting functions with two access-control (body protection) hardware or software configuration options.
Sender/receiver or active/passive versions are available with 24-VDC input, 300- or 400-mm resolution, and 0-to-8 or 0-to-12 m operating distances. Software configurable (SMPO) models allow the upload/download of settings, specification of muting parameters, light-curtain status and monitoring, and the ability to check and validate the programmable configurations.
Posistop air-operated oil shear motor and coupler brakes are designed for severe-duty applications. When equipped with a hazardous-duty valve they can be used in hazardous environments, often mounted on air motors. Typically furnished as spring-set, pressure-release brakes, pressure-set brakes are also available for applications in which torque needs to be adjusted. The multiple-disc design reduces brake inertia, which puts less load on the motor and improves efficiency each cycle. Dust, dirt, moisture, and fume proof, they are available in wash down, marine duty, and severe- or hazardous-duty models.
Force Control IndustriesFairfield, OHforcecontrol.com
P2MRO comprehensive predictive-maintenance solution is a cloud-based, reportedly costsaving, IIoT tool for plants and sites to improve uptime and efficiency. The platform leverages application-specific solutions that track machine health KPIs, including vibration, temperature, and oil condition, as well as aggregating data within the P2MRO dashboard. When sensors detect an anomaly or impending failure, the system automatically generates an email notification and a scheduled report to streamline maintenance, repair, and operations workflow.
Motion IndustriesBirmingham, ALp2mro.com
FactoryTalk View HMI software includes updates to FactoryTalk View Site Edition (SE), Machine Edition (ME), and ViewPoint software. FactoryTalk View v12 is said to provide a modernized design environment, simplified user experience, and improved design efficiency. An updated application explorer allows users to logically organize graphic displays in folders and subfolders, and a searchable toolbox aids in adding graphic objects to displays. The design environment user interface now matches that of Studio 5000 Logix Designer.
The company’s system allows real-time machine monitoring and predictive-maintenance management from any mobile device or standalone workstation. Users can track key overall equipment efficiency (OEE) data points including utilization, uptime, downtime, and cycle times, as well as built-in components that aid in scheduling and recording predictive-maintenance tasks and responsibilities. If preset thresholds are exceeded, users are alerted through text and email as well as audible and visual alarms on the production floor. The system reportedly can be integrated on any machine of any vintage and fully supported with onsite or remote oversight.
CADDIS Machine MonitoringBettendorf, IAlcm2m.com
COMPACT FLOW METER
The Rosemount 8800 Quad Vortex flow meter has quadruple sensors and transmitters to meet safety-integrity-level requirements. Using multiple independent sensors in an all-welded meter body, the unit provides a compact flow solution with built-in redundancies for added safety without introducing intentional leak points. The meter’s design allows an SIL3-capable solution and protects against spurious trips using a 2oo3 voting method. The voting method ensures that at least two of the sensors must read “good” for a process to continue, which means one poor reading does not trip a complete process shutdown.
COMFORT OPERATOR PANEL
A line of 7- to 22-in. operator panels is part of the SIMATIC WinCC Unified System. Using glass fronts with multitouch technology, the Unified Comfort Panels are convenient to use. Sharp colors and contrast improve readability. Visualization on the devices is based on the SIMATIC WinCC Unified visualization system in TIA Portal and is suitable for scalable solutions, from machine-level applications to distributed SCADA solutions.
DIGITAL COMMISSIONING APP
A digital commissioning application and Netilion projects digital turnover reportedly allow a plant startup team to mitigate project risks while staying on time and budget, and to track progress in real time.
The digital service experience lets users digitize projects for efficiency, eliminating time-consuming manual coding and progress reports. Users are able to see project work progress across the field device startup phases in real-time and can flag any potential issues on the commissioning app. The web-based application workflow is tailored to field technician and project manager needs for greater productivity.
Top jaws are manufactured from copper, brass, Delrin, tool steel, 1018, 1045, 4140, 8620, A-2, 6061 aluminum, and stainless steel in configurations to grip a component’s ID, OD, or a combination for a range of holding applications. Jaws are available in soft, hard, or full grip.
Dillon ManufacturingSpringfield, OHdillonmfg.com
Redesigned packaging of the company’s Specialist line simplifies identification of the correct product for specialized maintenance needs. The line–including lubricants, penetrants, greases, cleaners and degreasers, and rustmanagement solutions–now bears the colors of the WD-40 brand, meaning for every challenge there is now a blue and yellow can. With the redesign, the Specialist line more closely resembles the iconic WD-40 Multi-Use Product, making it easier to identify. The more than 20 Specialist products include gel lube, silicone, white lithium grease, penetrant with flexible straw, contact cleaner, and dry lube.
WD-40 Co.San Diegowd40.com