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Smart and networked drive technology
New intelligent features

Analyze MyDrives V1.0 available as standard in Mindsphere Store and Sinamics Connect 300 with new intelligent features
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At SPS 2019, Siemens presented its latest solutions for smart and networked drive technology. By networking entire drive systems, machine and plant builders as well as users can simulate machines and plant more accurately using digital twins, perform commissioning, reduce downtimes and therefore increase productivity.

Analyze MyDrives V1.0

With the new version V1.0 of the Analyze MyDrives MindSphere app, Siemens is providing this proven app as standard in the MindSphere Store. The new version offers users new powerful diagram libraries for faster visualization. The new “Pan & Scan” function enables users to specify a precise time frame for monitoring. The new version also features an improved e-mail notification service, which is based on a simple IFTTT control mechanism. In addition, users can freely configure trend analytics, for example for time series and scatter diagrams to support even more powerful bivariate graphical correlation analysis. A new dashboard provides the key status information for all relevant drive components at a glance. If necessary, users have an overview of the integrated variables per drive train component, including the last transmitted value, time of last update, unit of measurement and link to the diagram used. Diagrams can be exported with a single click. Statistical aggregate functions are integrated into all diagram types.

New functions for Sinamics Connect 300

With Sinamics Connect 300, Siemens introduced a simple plug and play solution for integrating Sinamics converters into the IT world in 2018. The solution is designed for low-voltage converters and supports cloud-based digitalization solutions. At SPS, Siemens presents the solution with new features and improved usability. One new feature is expert mode, where on request the user can individually differentiate the parameters of the Sinamics drive which are to be stored in Mindsphere, the open, cloud based IoT operating system. The new Sinamics Connect 300 device includes comprehensive commissioning and service management with integrated web server, which simplifies configuration even with very specific requirements. The web server enables comprehensive management of the device, e.g. CA certificates, license management and firmware updates. On the web server homepage, users can also view the MindSphere connection status directly and therefore immediately check cloud connectivity. To ensure that data is not lost even in the event of network failures, a data buffer of up to 500 MB is provided. For secure data transfer, the transfer protocol has been changed from HTTP to HTTPS and the security guidelines have been updated to prevent unauthorized manipulation of the device. Sinamics Connect 300 adds to the existing Standard MindConnect portfolio and gives users the opportunity to connect Sinamics converters that do not communicate via Profinet directly to MindSphere. In addition, Sinamics Connect 300 enables the connection of Sinamics drives in existing plants without the need for expensive and time-consuming hardware or software modifications. Sinamics Connect 300 does not use a proprietary data model, which means that uploaded converter data can be provided to all Mindsphere apps without problems.

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Customized Solutions
Tailor-Made in Many Ways

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Pepperl + Fuchs has developed an individual sensor solution for the company montratec based on innovative Pulse Ranging Technology, or PRT. Modifications to the design, hardware, and software have transformed a portfolio sensor into a solution that is tailored precisely to the shape of the shuttle.

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Power Supply Product
1U half-rack programmable DC power supplies deliver 1,500W

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Power Supply Product 1U half-rack programmable DC power supplies deliver 1,500W
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TDK Corporation (TSE 6762) announces the introduction of the GH1.5kW series of 1,500W rated, 1U high half-rack wide, programmable DC power supplies. This latest extension to the TDK-Lambda Genesys+ series has the same functionality and programming as the standard full rack 1.7kW to 15kW models. Applications include bench-top or rack mount laboratory use as well as component, automotive and aerospace testing, semiconductor fabrication, solar array and battery simulation, plating and water treatment.

Ten models are available rated at 0V to 10V, 20V, 30V, 40V, 60V, 80V, 100V, 150V, 300V and 600V, with output currents of 0-2.6A to 0-150A. All models are capable of operating in constant voltage, constant current and constant power modes. Up to four power supplies can be connected in parallel with an advanced master/slave system that provides dynamic load response and ripple and noise characteristics comparable with that of a single power supply. The input voltage range is 85 to 265Vac facilitating global use.

Excluding the busbars, the GH1.5kW measures 214mm wide, 43.6mm (1U) high and 441.5mm deep. Two units can be mounted side by side in a standard 19” rack, with the GH/RM option kit. The Genesys+ half rack units weigh less than 3.5kg for easy movement or installation. A blank front panel option (with no metering or control functions) is available where user access is not required or needs to be restricted. Snap-on dust filters can also be added to restrict airborne contamination.

Programming is standardised across the Genesys+ series by either utilising the front panel controls, remotely via LAN (LXI 1.5), USB 2.0 and RS232/485 communications, or by using the isolated analogue control and monitoring (0-5V, 0-10V) which are provided as standard. Optional interfaces include a choice of GPIB (IEEE488.2) and the Anybus CompactCom interface platform for EtherCAT, Modbus-TCP and other interface options as they are released. Software drivers, a waveform creator and a virtual front panel GUI are provided in the software package. Safety features are standard in all GENESYS+™ power supplies, providing Safe/Auto Re-Start, Last Setting Memory and built-in protection functions. Control of voltage and current slew rate, internal resistance simulation and display brightness control are all standard features.

The five year warranty series is safety certified to IEC/EN/UL 60950-1 (61010-1 pending), is CE marked to the Low Voltage, EMC and RoHS Directives and is compliant to the industrial IEC/EN 61203-3 standard for conducted EMI, radiated EMI and EMC immunity.

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Suspensions, emulsions, powders and bulk solids
Fast analysis of particle shape and size

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Particle Sizer ANALYSETTE 28 ImageSizer for dry measurement of powders and bulk solids. (Picture: Fritsch)
Particle Sizer Analysette 28 ImageSizer for dry measurement of powders and bulk solids. (Picture: Fritsch)

The Fritsch Analysette 28 ImageSizer for dry and wet measurement is the ideal Particle Sizer for all applications that require accurate and reproducible measuring results for both particle shape and size. The optical process of Dynamic Image Analysis provides results for a wide measuring range, delivers multiple shape parameters and evaluation possibilities for particle size. The measuring time depending on the sample quantity, is under 5 minutes. And the result is available immediately.

Your advantage: Great flexibility for different measurement tasks for particle sizes of 20 µm – 20 mm in quality control, research and laboratory – and is a very easy and cost-effective alternative to sieving.

Easy wet measurement of suspensions and emulsions

The Analysette 28 ImageSizer is in combination with the corresponding wet dispersion unit ideal for measurement of particle shape and size of suspensions and emulsions.

Wet dispersion is particularly suitable for fine particles, poorly flowing, fine-agglomerating or sticky materials, which do not react in water or other liquids.

Your advantages

  • Extra wide measuring range of 20 μm – 2.8 mm
  • Strong, freely adjustable ultrasonic power for deagglomeration
  • Extremely quiet dispersion with strong pumping power
  • Benzine, alcohol and many organic solvents can also be used as suspension liquid as a standard feature
  • Automatic rinsing cycle
  • No dead space in measuring and rinsing circulation system
  • Fast and consistent cleaning

Efficient dry measurement of powders and bulk solids

The Analysette 28 ImageSizer is the ideal Particle Sizer for fast analysis of particle shape and size of dry, free-flowing materials. Via the optical analysis of the particle shape and particle size, you can identify damaged particles, contaminates, agglomerates or oversized and undersized particles accurately and fast and view them completely uncomplicated in single images.

Your advantages

  • Extra wide measuring range of 20 μm – 20 mm, individually adjustable
  • 3 telecentric lenses are available
  • Up to 75 images per second
  • Agglomerates are preserved
  • Practical Clean Design of the measuring chamber
  • Optimal number of particles due to automatic adjustment of the feeder
  • Easy handling

State-of-the-art, simple and fast evaluation via Cloud and Gallery

The evaluation of the measuring results is uniquely simple with the Analysette 28 ImageSizer. The evaluation software ISS displays each recorded particle clearly as a data point in the immediately available Fritsch Cloud as well as in the Fritsch Gallery. You freely choose which statement is of interest to you: for example the Sphericity in regards to the Minimum Feret Diameter, the aspect ratio, applied on the porosity, or the convexity as a function of the particle Cross Section. Or display the particle size distribution as a cumulative curve, as a bar chart or in a table form.

Each particle can be clicked individually

The state-of-the-art of uncomplicated evaluation: For fast single image viewing, each individual particle can be opened directly with a mouse click from the clearly arranged Fritsch Cloud. The really important information for you about the morphology will be shown by the position of the data point in the Cloud. Without time-consuming search, you can immediately analyse, evaluate and delete individual selected particles. All available size and shape parameters are automatically displayed.

 

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