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Unleashing the potential
Efficient utilization of unused device data

Netilion, a cloud-based ecosystem, supports users with intelligent and connected applications. Picture: Endress+Hauser
Netilion, a cloud-based ecosystem, supports users with intelligent and connected applications. (Picture: Endress+Hauser)

At the Hannover Messe 2019, Endress+Hauser will highlight the intelligent utilization of data and information from field devices and show how the vast potential hidden in plants can be unleashed. The foundation of this strategy is innovative diagnostic information generated by Heartbeat Technology, a wide selection of digital interfaces and connectivity modules, as well as the Netilion IIoT ecosystem. With this approach, the People for Process Automation are catering to companies constructing new plants, as well as the operators of existing systems.

Netilion – cloud-based IIoT ecosystem

Every user is looking for ways to carry out predictive maintenance and avoid unplanned system downtime. As a leading provider of measurement instruments for industrial applications, Endress+Hauser wants to offer current and future customers solutions that exploit the untapped potential in their field devices. While the data already exists, the Netilion applications allow users to take advantage of it. With the Netilion cloud-based ecosystem, Endress+Hauser is showcasing intelligent and connected applications for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

Heartbeat Technology – constantly feeling the pulse

Endress+Hauser offers a wide range of instruments equipped with Heartbeat, a technology that provides a high level of system availability with minimal effort. The integrated Heartbeat Technology delivers concise, standardized diagnostic notifications and monitoring data that allow users to service and maintain their systems precisely when needed. In combination with the Netilion applications, this data enables predictive maintenance. The information also provides an indication of operational reliability and process safety. Since the instruments automatically monitor their own condition, manual inspection cycles can be reduced.

Solid measurement instruments for efficiency and reliability

One of the product highlights at the Hannover Messe is the new Liquiphant FTL51B, which follows in the footsteps of the tried-and-tested tuning fork–based Liquiphant level switches. This robust point level switch is suitable for use with all liquids and now comes with the integrated Heartbeat Technology for documented proof testing without removing the instrument or interrupting the process. Another new product that is also equipped with Heartbeat Technology is the Gammapilot FMG50, a radiometric level transmitter that can be deployed where other measurement principles run up against their limits. Additional highlights that visitors can check out at the Endress+Hauser exhibit booth are the Proline 300/500 flowmeter and a new Promass A flow sensor for measuring smaller flows, which is also available in two-wire technology. And with the 113 GHz concept, Endress+Hauser is also illustrating that it offers the right frequency for every application when it comes to radar-based level measurements.

Endress+Hauser at the Hannover Messe: hall 11, stand C43

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Simotics Connect 400
Greater efficiency with connectivity module

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When fitted with Simotics Connect 400, size AH100 to AH450 low-voltage motors can be analyzed using the cloud-based Sidrive IQ Fleet App. Picture: Siemens
When fitted with Simotics Connect 400, size AH100 to AH450 low-voltage motors can be analyzed using the cloud-based Sidrive IQ Fleet App. (Picture: Siemens)

In future, it will be possible for existing motors operating in the field to be retrofitted with the Simotics Connect 400 connectivity module from Siemens. This will allow size AH100 to AH450 low-voltage motors operated directly from the mains to transmit operating data straight to the cloud-based Sidrive IQ Fleet App without the need for any structural modifications. Regular data analysis allows plant operators to quickly and efficiently oversee the operational status of their drive systems and plan a servicing schedule based on actual requirement. This not only improves efficiency, but also optimizes serviceability and extends service life. Typical applications requiring monitored low-voltage motors include pumps, fans and compressors.

At this year’s Hannover Messe; Siemens will be using a brownfield application to demonstrate how plant availability can be optimized in future using Simotics Connect 400. The connectivity module comes with all the sensors required for capturing motor vibration or temperature-related data, a Wlan communication module and a battery to enable independent operation. The module processes and saves the operating data, and sends it to the Sidrive IQ Fleet App for cloud-based analysis. Special algorithms use the data to generate meaningful key performance indicators (KPIs) which describe the status of the motors, and are used to determine any concrete need for action. If required, the modules can be retrofitted to legacy motors to improve reliability and availability and boost performance.

Sidrive IQ: IoT digitalization portfolio for drive systems

Sidrive IQ is an essential component of the Siemens digitalization portfolio which opens up wide-ranging scope for IoT (Internet of Things) optimization across the entire drive train – from production through to servicing. Sidrive IQ MindSphere offers a variety of different applications and customized services. Sidrive IQ Fleet is used predominantly in process industry applications, and Analyze MyDrives is designed in the main for the discrete manufacturing industry. Both applications enable the visualization, analysis and monitoring of drive data.

The Sidrive IQ application Analyze MyDrives additionally allows the operating status of Sinamics low-voltage converters to be reliably and conveniently monitored, while gathering and analyzing their operating data. By continuously monitoring power consumption, torque and frequency and also measuring energy flows, users can identify any optimization and maintenance requirement and so initiate any necessary actions in good time. This reduces the need for fixed-interval maintenance, making for greater machine productivity and allowing energy saving potential to be identified.

As a result, plant operators benefit from improved plant availability. A range of connectivity modules for low-voltage and medium-voltage converters as well as low-voltage and high-voltage motors are available from Siemens for linking drive systems to the cloud.

Siemens at the Hannover Messe 2019: Hall 9, Stand D35

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Hannover Messe 2019
Maintenance-friendly positive displacement pumps

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The Netzsch product group of the positive displacement pumps: Nemo progressing cavity, Tornado rotary lobe and the Notos multi screw pump.
The Netzsch product group of the positive displacement pumps: Nemo progressing cavity, Tornado rotary lobe and the Notos multi screw pump. (Picture: Netzsch)

Netzsch Pumps & Systems will exhibit their positive displacement pumps’ range from 1 – 5 April 2019 at the industrial fair in Hannover. In addition to the Notos screw pumps, the comapny also presents the Nemo progressing cavity pumps and Tornado rotary lobe pumps. A new size has been developed for the Tornado rotary lobe pump in all-metal for the process industry.

Pumps have to be reliable, low-maintenance and long-lasting as the heart of plants. With the modern positive displacement pump technology you are well equipped. The compact Tornado rotary lobe pumps, the proven Nemo  progressing cavity pumps and the powerful Notos multi screw pumps reliably and safely pump different and most difficult media. With the new FSIP technology (Full Service In Place), Netzsch puts highest maintenance-friendliness and reliability first.

With the new size of the Tornado all-metal pump 06/300, up to 300 m³ / h at a pressure of up to 6 bar can be conveyed. The ball passage is 66 mm.

Netzsch at the Hannover Messe 2019: Hall 14, Stand G 43 (Pump Plaza)

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Smart Industrial Connectivity
Plug-in connector with electronic signal processing

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The trend towards digitalisation in industry requires new solutions, this also applies for components that were previously purely electromechanical in nature. Because without a powerful, comprehensive infrastructure, digitalisation hits its limits fast. The infrastructure includes plug-in connectors and cables whose significance is set to rise and for example will be reflected in intelligent plug-in connectors.

The smart plug-in connector is located within the connecting line where it measures various electrical values and transmits these, e.g. to an app, cloud or to ERP or Scada systems. Picture: Weidmüller

The smart plug-in connector is located within the connecting line where it measures various electrical values and transmits these, e.g. to an app, cloud or to ERP or Scada systems. (Picture: Weidmüller)

The development of plug-in connectors is heavily influenced by three trends: digitalisation, decentralisation and miniaturisation. In decentralisation, increasing numbers of functions in the industrial environment are shifting to the device and field level, meaning that there will be an increasing demand for a comprehensive connection between devices along the horizontal and vertical axes of the automation pyramid. This also includes supplementation with intelligent functions. Integrating sensor and diagnostic functions directly into the connectors opens up completely new application fields and renders additional sensors superfluous.

Measured variables like current, voltage, power and temperature can be measured, as well as saved and evaluated with an app, an ERP/SCADA system or a cloud. Such an intelligent plug-in connector is presented by Weidmüller for the first time at Hannover Messe 2019. The smart plug-in connector was created as part of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) funded project: “Intelligent electric plug-in connector and connection technology with electronic signal processing (ISA)”.

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