There are those who view solenoid valves as merely a commodity, and there are those who are interested in long-term reliability. The overall reliability of any system in a process plant cannot exceed the reliability of the final link in the control chain.
Unfortunately, however, low cost and high reliability may be divergent ambitions when it comes to valves. Engineers seeking operational longevity and high-quality performance should think beyond initial purchase price, as any other strategy is likely to cost far more in the long run.
Driven by cost pressures,...
Paper slitting machines from American machine builder JSI are well-connected indeed. By using HMS technology, JSI can remotely access and control the machine via the internet and also enable wired and wireless communication between different parts of the machine. All this allows JSI to offer an even more competitive and connected machine.
· Operators avoid contact with sharp slitter blades
· Reduced downtime due to blade changes
· Reduced service costs as service can be done remotely
· Maximized blade life through wear...
FLIR Systems announces new Quantitative Optical Gas Imaging (qOGI) technology, developed in conjunction with Providence Photonics, that was designed to work exclusively with its GF-Series cameras. qOGI represents a major advance in the world of optical gas imaging because it eliminates the need for secondary sampling devices to quantify gas emissions.
Using a Providence Photonics’ QL320™ in conjunction with a FLIR GFx320 or FLIR GF320 camera, surveyors can now measure mass leak rates (lb/h or g/h) or volumetric leak rates (cc/min or L/min) for most hydrocarbons.
FLIR Systems GF-series Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) cameras are now available with interchangeable 24-degree, 14.5-degree and 6-degree lenses. This new flexibility has been introduced to maximise the gas leak finding capabilities of these popular cameras. Available as standard on all new GF320 Series and other related cameras, all existing GF Series OGI cameras returned to FLIR systems for general maintenance can be retrofitted with the interchangeable lens capability free of charge.
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Critical and practical instruction labels on electric and electronic devices are important for safety, compliance and ease of use. Brady Corporation offers a complete range of reliable labels that can be designed with the highest flexibility and printed with advanced technologies.
More information can be placed on labels for devices thanks to extremely accurate printing that allows more special characters, symbols, signs, logos and letters from every alphabet to remain clearly legible in small fonts. This enables increased flexibility in...
Molex has worked with MB Connect Line GmbH to realise a new platform for remote access, monitoring and predictive maintenance: it is a cloud-based communication channel. Data transparency is getting increasingly important, and this platform adds communications and networking to the production process, offering machine and system builders’ capabilities designed to enable real-time condition monitoring and predictive maintenance, supporting the drive towards smarter machines and factories.
Brady offers a complete 3 in 1 solution for an optimal Lockout/Tagout implementation, even in multiple sites: site surveys, best practice procedures and all tools for successful LO/TO in your facilities. Get the free Guide!
Brady can send a specialised Engineer to help survey your sites, and to offer a comprehensive report on how you could implement Lockout/Tagout in line with worldwide best practices. The survey can include:
identification of on-site machinery that could require Lockout/Tagout in order to prevent workplace accidents identification of every energy...
FLIR Systems High Sensitivity Mode (HSM) is a technological innovation to enhance the leak detection performance of their GF-Series optical gas imaging cameras. FLIR GF Series OGI camera's offer quick, non-contact remote measurement of gas leaks in real time.
Using the high sensitivity mode even the smallest of gas leaks can be spotted.
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Machine vision becomes an integral element of the automation ecosystem with B&R. At this year's SPS IPC Drives, B&R introduced its first image processing solution to be seamlessly incorporated in the automation system. The solution comprises cameras, software and lighting accessories.
At the heart of the solution is a broad selection of intelligent camera technology. Options at the lower end will replace simple machine vision sensors, while the top of the range will harness the full potential of high-end...
Every workplace accident generates cost, and potentially includes a severe human toll that impacts morale and productivity. Brady's guidebook provides an insight in the main safety risks in industrial sectors, includes components and tips to create a Go for Zero safety programme and presents tools to implement it on the workfloor.
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