Measurement Device The PX8000 brings oscilloscope-style, time-based measurement to the world of power measurement. It can capture voltage and current waveforms precisely, opening up applications and solutions for a huge variety of emerging power measurement problems. The new instrument has 12-bit resolution with 100 MS/s sampling and 20MHz bandwidth. This means that the PX8000 can be used for accurate measurement of inverter pulse shapes, which can then be used to fine-tune inverter efficiency. A choice of input modules covers voltage, current and sensor measurements at voltages up to 1000 V RMS and currents up to 5 A RMS, with a basic accuracy of ±0.1%. Higher currents can be measured with external current sensors. The PX8000 can be configured to evaluate single phase and three-phase electrical systems. In addition to delivering precision power measurement to give true insight into energy consumption and performance, the PX8000 incorporates a number of innovative features that support the crucial measurement and analysis of transient power profiles. It provides simultaneous voltage and current multiplication to give real-time power sampling, supporting both transient measurement (as standard) and numerical values averaged across the sample period. Up to 16 different waveforms – including voltage, current and power – can be displayed side-by-side, giving engineers instant “snapshots” of performance. The PX8000 is powered by Yokogawa’s isoPRO™ technology, which offers industry-leading isolation performance at the highest speeds. IsoPRO core technology, designed with energy-saving applications in mind, delivers the performance needed to evaluate high-efficiency inverters that operate at high voltages, large currents and high frequency. The instrument also supports the capture of power waveforms over specific periods of time and cycle-by-cycle trends through the definition of start and stop “cursors”. This is particularly useful for examining transient phenomena and in the design of periodically controlled equipment. To ensure that such equipment complies with energy standards, it is vital to measure power consumption across a range of different modes from “sleep” to full activity – and all the transient states in between. A variety of functions including arithmetical calculations, time shifting and Fast Fourier Transforms enables users to display waveforms with offsets and skew corrections. An automatic de-skewing function eliminates offsets between current and voltage signals that may be caused by sensor or input characteristics. Users can also define their own computations via equations that combine differentials, integrals, digital filters and a wealth of other functions. The PX8000 makes it possible to simultaneously measure the harmonic components of voltage and current waveforms as well as the harmonic distortion factor. Harmonic measurements take place in parallel with conventional voltage and current measurements. Harmonics up to the 500th order of the fundamental can be measured. Applications for the PX8000 cover everything from sustainable power to advanced robotics. Any situation where power consumption is at a premium – which means almost anywhere power is consumed – can benefit from the introduction of the PX8000’s precision measurement and analysis capabilities. Typical application sectors include inverter and motor testing, reactor loss measurement of inverter boost circuits, transient responses of industrial robots, wireless charger efficiency measurement, and voltage and power measurements in electricity distribution systems. Yokogawa America, www.tmi.yokogawa.com Acoustic Microscope Sonoscan® has begun shipping its new Model DF2400™ in its FACTS2™ line of C-SAM® acoustic microscopes. Key features are: • 2x to 7x faster throughput than previous systems. • Completely automated and quickly convertible to perform full laboratory analysis. • Factory-friendly, with SECS-II/GEM E30 and SMEMA compatibility. Trays or in metal carriers are inspected by the DF2400. It also inspects lead frame strips, IGBT power modules and other components. Throughput is doubled by incorporating two transducers and two simultaneous scanning stages which are assisted by dedicated drying areas that permit new carriers to be scanned immediately on completion of the previous scan. Throughput can be boosted at least to 7x previous rates by optimized scanning of only the critical areas of the samples. The two inertially balanced linear motor scanners reduce vibration and achieve a scanning precision of ±0.5 microns as they drive the transducers designed and manufactured by Sonoscan across the trays to yield the fastest image acquisition times available. In both automated and analytical modes, the DF2400 can perform reflection-mode and Thru-Scan™ mode imaging. It uses Sonoscan’s proprietary non-immersion technology to minimize water exposure, and can continuously control the quality of the water. Running on Sonoscan’s Sonolytics™ software platform, the system includes tools such as PolyGate™, which makes acoustic images of up to 100 selected depths within a sample during a single scan. Sonoscan, Inc. (847) 437-6400 www.sonoscan.com X-Ray Tubes X-RAY WorX has developed an innovative internal cooling for the High Energy transmission target of its microfocus X-ray tubes of the product line, THE PLUS. The related target power of 50 Watt makes them a perfect solution for high resolution computed tomography (CT) and laminography. Featuring 50 watt target power, microfocus transmission tubes of the product line THE PLUS currently provide the highest target power in the market. So far, the minimum focus-object-distance (FOD) for these tubes has been approximately 2.0 mm. Applying the new High Energy transmission target with internal cooling, the FOD could be reduced to 0. 3 mm. Consequently, a magnification of more than 3000 diameters can be achieved (given a distance between tube and detector of more than 90 cm). This results in the highest resolution of minute details, which is required particularly for computed tomography and laminography applications. Additionally maintenance of the transmission target has been simplified significantly. Rotation and replacement of the target does not require removal of the cooling element, which reduces maintenance requirements. The current position of the target is clearly visible on a circular scale and well reproducible by a mechanical guidance. Furthermore additional apertures and filters may be easily mounted directly in front of the target. The new advancements apply to all microfocus transmission tubes of the product line THE PLUS, which are available with 160 kV, 190 kV, 225 kV, and 240 kV. X-RAY WorX GmbH, +49-(0)5131/ 48712 67, www.x-ray-worx.com Portable Corrosion/Erosion Monitoring System Rohrback Cosasco launched the ULTRACORR®2, the next evolution in the portable ULTRACORR Corrosion/Erosion Monitoring System which provides the highest resolution and most cost effective, direct wall thickness and temperature measurement on a pipe or vessel, using fixed Ultrasonic transducers mounted at various locations throughout a site. The ULTRACORR 2 Ultrasonic Reader/Data-Logger is intrinsically safe and ideal for offshore, refinery or pipeline applications where direct corrosion/erosion of complex pipe geometry is desired or where monitoring locations are in areas where access may be limited. The ULTRACORR non-invasive corrosion/erosion monitoring system will complement the process corrosion/erosion information obtained from the intrusive probe technique. After initial installation, access to the corrosion monitoring point is no longer required. The sensor will be permanently fixed to the outer pipe wall and the cable/ connector can be run to a convenient location for taking thickness and temperature readings using the portable interrogator/data logger unit. These readings can then be downloaded using an IS Bluetooth hand held unit and subsequently transferred to a PC running Corrdata® II software for storage and trend analysis. The ULTRACORR 2 sensors are Zone 1 rated for temperatures up to 302°F (150°C) and are equipped with an integral RTD temperature sensor which enables taking of simultaneous metal thickness and pipe wall temperature readings. Typical measurement time per sensors is a few seconds. The user can program the ULTRACORR 2 to collect data using an IS Zone 1 rated portable Bluetooth instrument. Rohrback Cosasco (562) 949-0123 ext 213 firstname.lastname@example.org www.cosasco.com Pneumatic Crimping Machines For years, the Schleuniger CT line of pneumatic crimping machines has proven to be an ideal solution for a large range of loose-piece crimping applications. Based on the great reputation of these machines, we are excited to launch the next generation replacement machines with the introduction of the new CT series. All of the new models feature a fresh new look along with increased power, flexibility, productivity and improved ergonomics. The new CT series machines feature several improvements that translate into real benefits for our customers. Among these improvements are: The CT series pneumatic crimping machines enjoy a proven reputation of reliability and durability combined with ease of use, making them the ideal solution for any production environment. Schleuniger (603) 668-8117 email@example.com www.schleuniger-na.com
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