Information Engineering

Information, automation, and control products abound Whether available online or through hardware/software combinations, plant engineers find ways to do their work more efficiently using technology.

12/01/2000


Information, automation, and control products abound

Whether available online or through hardware/software combinations, plant engineers find ways to do their work more efficiently using technology. The age of information continues to bring innovation. And Plant Engineering continues to provide information about interesting and useful products.

 

Analysis software detects EMI & grounding problems

Grounding and ElectroMagnetic Interference (GEMI) analysis software is the result of research conducted by Georgia Tech on reducing the effects of electromagnetic fields on electrical and electronic equipment. The software is free and available to electrical professionals. It allows you to analyze existing circuits or new designs to determine the maximum allowable length of the equipment grounding conductor, with or without conduit, or accurately calculate the electromagnetic field density of a network design.

Steel Tube Institute

www.steeltubeinstitute.org

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Web enabled controllers bypass computer

The iSeries family of instruments has web server capability embedded and can connect to an Ethernet network. The devices connect directly to the network, bypassing the computer. Controllers are actually closed-loop. How-ever, engineers can monitor process variables, change setpoints or alarms, or make other modifications from anywhere on the local area network (LAN) or on the internet. A discrete web-enabled DIN rail-mounted hub device is available, which can connect to up to 32 instruments.

Newport Electronics, Inc.

www.newportUS.com

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CMMS allows rapid addition of equipment

ProTeus II CMMS software combines CS2 database optimization technology with Microsoft and Oracle database servers to expedite maintenance management tasks. The software allows the addition of new equipment and inventory items; offers generation of preventive and demand maintenance work orders, and supports web functions such as application service provider (ASP) software.

Eagle Technology, Inc.

www.eaglecmms.com

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Security system protects assets and connects to web

The iSecure Pro is an intelligent, integrated security management system for protecting buildings, networked campuses, and multisite enterprise applications. The system provides capabilities for controlling building access, displaying alarms, integrating closed circuit TV (CCTV) images on computer workstations, integrating fire alarms, controlling elevators, and more. The system uses Ethernet to interface to local area networks (LANs) or wide area networks (WANs).

Simplex Time Recorder Co.

www.simplexnet.com

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Online tool aids ergonomic design

TaskWorks Ergonomic Assessment is an internet-based tool that identifies job aspects that may not be physically or psychologically compatible with the human body. This knowledge helps employers design safer, more productive work environments. It allows time and motion studies, posture analysis, and pain surveys to identify correlation between worker experience and objective data. The information provided is compiled, analyzed, and a report, including anthropometric and workstation reference drawings, is formatted online for immediate use.

InterLogics

www.interlogics.com

Circle 205 on card

 

Tool allows remote access to digital positioners

SoftTools Suite software helps manage field devices by combining features of field network hardware and a variety of communication protocols with Logix digital positioners. Up to eight server ports can be configured for any combination of highway addressable remote transducer (HART), Modbus, or TCP/IP field network protocols. Users can access more than 63,000 HART positioners from a single workstation. It also captures calibration history, provides device status, and performs device diagnostics.

Flowserve Corp.

www.flowserve.com

Circle 206 on card

 

ASP allows document and drawing markup

AECit! web-based collaboration tool consists of five modules that enable users to communicate, manage documents, and manage workflow. Using standard web browsers, users can view and add comments to project related documents and drawings. It works as an ASP eliminating software installations and desktop file transfers.

Informative Graphics Corp.

www.infograph.com

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Surfing...

www.MSDSBank.com is a library of material safety data sheets (MSDS) for common chemical products. The MSDS acquired at this site can be added to the user's virtual notebook, also at the site. The MSDS are maintained, current, and in compliance. Companies can also upload MSDS to the site for entry into the bank.

www.mechanicalzone.com is a portal that offers training and certification, bi-directional e-commerce, streaming video of troubleshooting and maintenance procedures, news, opinions from industry leaders, and expert advice on mechanical related issues.

www.appliedindustrial.com/ products is a single-source supplier of industrial components and authorized distributor for more than 150 manufacturers and 350 product niche manufacturers. It has product offerings in seven technologies: bearings, industrial rubber, fluid power, linear motion control, drive components and systems, general maintenance and repair, and shop services.

www.osha600.com serves federal, state, and local government agencies; professional organizations; and private sector corporations by providing value-added occupational safety and health training courses. Train the trainer authorization courses are also available.

www.utilityconnection.com links to 3993 electric, gas, water and wastewater utilities, utility associations, organizations, news, magazines, utility financial resources, and related state and federal regulatory and information sites.





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