Manufacturing IT, MES
Tucson, Ariz.— Series 6000 miniature digital process meters come with a large display-to-board size ratio and handle such input signals as V dc, mA dc, strain-gage, current loop, true RMS, and RTD. Users have a choice of a plastic case, conduit housing, or an explosion-proof housing for hazardous environments.
Santa Clara, Calif. —A new series of 1,200 V IGBT modules has current ranges from 75 to 300 A per IGBT with companion FRED diode having the same ratings. Each module is suitable for PWM operation up to 30 kHz. Module series comes in three circuit topologies: dual IBVT half-bridge (MII); boost configuration (MID); and buck configuration (MDI).
W. L. Gore and Associates Inc. recently launched two new products expected to reduce costs and accelerate production cycle times by about 25% each. Targeted at the semiconductor test market, GoreMate wafer contactors and Inferno wafer probe interconnect boards were developed to simultaneously contact all die on a 200 mm wafer during the burn-in cycle of the full wafer.
To help users develop, commission, and maintain systems more efficiently, GE Fanuc unveiled Version 4.0 of its Cimplicity human-machine interface (HMI) on Sept. 21. The company says Cimplicity 4.0 combines an easy-to-use, intuitive graphical interface with new development and control tools, such as a system doctor, report manager, and action calendar.
Milwaukee, Wis.— AF91 microdrive may be one of the smallest ad-justable-frequency drives (AFDs) made. AF91 is geared toward customers who require AFDs for low-horsepower functions. Changing load conditions are monitored and controlled by ramp regulators. An automatic recovery mechanism will attempt to regulate a faulty condition up to nine times following the first indication something i...
ABB Industrial Systems (Rochester, N.Y.) merged its OCS and MES platformas into an object management framework, S. Zafar Kamal, director of MES Program Management at ABB, told Control Engineering editors here in August. The move to Microsoft-centric architecture also leverages extensive company experience connecting to the enterprise resource planning layer via...
Irvine, Calif. —Designed to reduce the time lag between CO2 measurements and when adjustments are made, the D-CO2 in-line carbon dioxide analyzer provides 1.5 sec response times. Compliant with steam-in-place and clean-in-place requirements, the D-CO2 analyzer features a drift-free membrane sensor, reducing the frequency of calibrations.
One way to determine the health of a business or industry is to examine annual reports of major companies in that sector. However, this method is becoming difficult as more companies are gobbled up by corporations that serve increasingly diverse industries.In the industrial controls field, many companies that once offered somewhat homogeneous products are disappearing into the confines of...
In spite of the Internet boom of recent years, many companies are still holding out. For whatever reason, they just don't believe there is benefit in being on the web.USA Today recently reported that, according to studies by PC chipmaker Intel (Santa Clara, Calif.), "fewer than five percent of the more than seven million U.
Manchester, N.H. —Special Edition 850 is a UV-IR optical flame detector with a patented dual infrared sensing channel. This Factory Mutual approved model is designed to detect silane, hydrogen, and hydrazine flames as well as typical hydrocarbon flames. Dual infrared sensing enables the detector to sense two distinct wavelengths of infrared.