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High Sensitivity Remote Leak Detection

High Sensitivity Remote Leak Detection

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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Pneumatic Stoppers

Pneumatic Stoppers

Socap’s pneumatic stopper is suitable for the temporary plugging of circular pipes, like sewer lines, aqueducts, drainage lines etc. to completely isolate one section of the pipe containing the liquid from the section where repair or maintenance will take place. This type of pneumatic stopper can also be used to carry out pressure test on the pipe.

Socap ‘s Pneumatic Stopper is also use of temporarily plugging metal pipes (pipelines, gas mains etc.) to be serviced in the presence of flammable gas and liquids at medium pressure. This type of pneumatic stopper...

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Cloud-Based Communication Channel

Cloud-Based Communication Channel

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. 

 

As...

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Integrated Machine Vision

Integrated Machine Vision

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...

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Tailored Asset & Component Labels

Tailored Asset & Component Labels

Asset and component traceability, from production to maintenance and even spare part service contracts, becomes easier because more information can be printed in a legible way on durable labels. This can also result in better compliance with legal requirements such as UL certification, safety standards and environmental responsibilities. 

Brady’s asset and component labels can be created with the highest flexibility.
This includes:
-    small prints of text in every language, symbols and special characters
-    improved serialisation...

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Should solenoid valves be classed as more than a commodity item?

Should solenoid valves be classed as more than a commodity item?

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,...

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Interchangeable Lens OGI Cameras Enhance Leak Detection

Interchangeable Lens OGI Cameras Enhance Leak Detection

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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SIL2/PLd Safety Controllers

SIL2/PLd Safety Controllers

Parker Hannifin Corporation's Electronic Controls Business Unit can now meet the needs of mobile machinery applications with new functional safety controllers. As well as offering high levels of robustness and straightforward system integration, the new RISE (SP) certified IQAN-MC4xFS controllers have been developed to provide a more cost-effective way of meeting the safety standards required for heavy mobile machinery. Typical applications include reach stackers, aerial platforms, refuse truck...

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eBook: Secure Remote Access for Industrial Machines

eBook: Secure Remote Access for Industrial Machines

Wouldn’t it be awesome — for you and your customers — if you could quickly and securely perform diagnostics and resolve most of issues remotely?
•    Learn the business benefits of remote access
•    Diagnose and solve problems remotely
•    Ensure secure access via Internet or cloud
 
 
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Easily Print Durable Signs to Increase Safety & Efficiency

Easily Print Durable Signs to Increase Safety & Efficiency

Safety signs, floor marking, 5S labels, lean labels, labels to identify racks, doors, stairs, bins, desks and chairs and CLP-labels to identify chemicals can all be printed with the new S3100 at your location whenever you need them.

The S3100 Sign & Label Printer enables you to easily print a wide range of reliable safety signs and facility labels, even in standalone mode, to increase workplace safety and efficiency on demand.

Designed to last

The S3100 prints on Brady's industrial grade vinyls that offer 8-10 year outdoor durability, and on durable polyesters...

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