THE LATEST PRODUCTS TO HELP YOU IMPROVE YOUR MANUFACTURING PROCESS MEASUREMENT DATA SYSTEM The Fluke Connect system allows maintenance technicians to wirelessly transmit measurement data from their test tools to their smartphones for secure storage on the cloud and universal team access from the field. More than 20 Fluke tools connect wirelessly with the app, including digital multimeters, infra-red cameras, insulation testers, process meters, and specific voltage, current and temperature models. Technicians can AutoRecord™ measurements and infrared images to Fluke Cloud™ storage from wherever they’re working, without writing anything down. Everyone on the team with a smart phone and the app can see the data. Team collaboration is made easy with ShareLive™ video calls, where technicians can share measurements with other team members in real time, get approvals for repairs or get questions answered without leaving the field. The Fluke Connect app features EquipmentLog™ history, which allows technicians to assign measurements to specific equipment, creating a cloud-based history of test measurement data for easy access during both troubleshooting and reliability maintenance. And TrendIt™ enables technicians to instantly graph data, helping to identify trends and quickly make informed decisions. FLUKE CORPORATION (800) 44-FLUKE | FLUKE-INFO@FLUKE.COM | WWW.FLUKE.COM MICROSCOPE Nikon Metrology announced the release of SMZ1270, a stereo microscope with the largest zoom ratio in its class, SMZ1270i, a version of SMZ1270 with intelligent features, and SMZ800N with enhanced optics and operability. With their newly redesigned optics and advanced features, these new stereo microscopes provide enhanced optical performance and enhanced operability, enabling researchers to carry out high-magnification, large-zoomratio and high-definition imaging with ease. The clarity of the images and improved ease of use will benefit researchers in a variety of fields, from medical to industrial. Features include: • Bright and sharp images • Large zoom range • High operability • Expandable functionality NIKON METROLOGY, INC. (810) 494-5616 | MARKETING.NM-US@NIKON.COM WWW.NIKONMETROLOGY.COM MODULAR OTDR The new Yokogawa AQ7280 portable OTDR (optical time-domain reflectometer) delivers the ideal combination of measurement automation, user-friendly operation and reliable performance to enable fast, precise optical-fiber characterization in the field. The AQ7280 is based on a plug-in modular design that allows it to be configured for a wide range of network environments and topologies from FTTH to metro and core networks. Measurement speed and ease of use are guaranteed by a capacitive multi-touch touchscreen, automated measurement software, and a highly stable operating system that enables rapid start-up - while field use is boosted by a battery pack providing more than ten hours’ continuous operation. The AQ7280 hardware is designed to provide robustness and reliability in field use under harsh conditions. It has no cooling fans on its chassis and hence no apertures to allow dust or water ingress. The software also contributes to the reliability, with an operating system that is much more stable than those originally designed for PC use and that takes just a few seconds to be ready to measure. The AQ7280 features dual operating modes with a choice of the multi-touch touchscreen or hard-key buttons. Fully automatic measurements and easy-to-read analysis reports are instantly accessible through a range of built-in software applications. The software also allows multiple functions to run simultaneously, including multi-fiber measurement; a smart event mapper; and the Eagle Eye feature (for high sampling resolution in long-distance measurements). The AQ7280 also incorporates functions for automatic analysis of the fiber connector’s surface and for monitoring intermittent connections. The AQ7280 supports wireless connectivity (Wi-Fi) for remote control of the instrument and for transferring measurement data. Nine plug-in OTDR modules include single-mode, multi-mode, low dynamic range, ultra dynamic range, and two- , three- and four-wavelength options. A range of power sensors, light sources, visible light sources and fiber inspection probes are available for customization based on users’ requirements. YOKOGAWA CORPORATION OF AMERICA | TMI.YOKOGAWA.COM DRIVE-CLIQ COMPATIBLE ENCODERS Heidenhain previously introduced the use of Siemens DRIVE-CLiQ communication protocol into its 400 series rotary encoder product line in November 2013. Now they are offering this interface in its ECN/EQN 1300 optical absolute encoders. DRIVE-CLiQ is an Ethernet-based protocol which interfaces with SINAMICS control systems. With a speed of 100 Mbit/s and a cycle time of 31.25 µs, DRIVE-CLiQ has the performance required for demanding applications. Motion control system components with DRIVE-CLiQ are automatically con-figured with each other since every component has an electronic label. The ECN 1324S is a single-turn encoder with 16,777,216 (24 bits) of resolution. The EQN 1336S rotary encoder also has 24 bits of resolution in the single-turn range while additionally tracking 4096 (12 bits) revolutions. Both of these encoders are part of HEIDENHAIN’s new Functional Safety en-coder lines, meaning they qualify for SIL 2 designation according to EN 61508 and Category 3 PL d according to EN ISO 13849-1:2008. These encoders can be ordered with either a 9.25 mm taper shat or a 12.7mm blind hollow shaft. HEIDENHAIN (877) 565-9151 | KSTONESKI@HEIDENHAIN.COM WWW.HEIDENHAIN.US HANDHELD XRF ANALYZER Plant safety, consistent manufacturing quality and the reliable, non-destructive verification of critical parts are set to receive a boost with the announcement of the new X-MET8000 handheld (X-ray fluorescence) XRF analyzer. The X-MET8000 from Oxford Instruments enables reliable, accurate alloy identification, securing quality assurance and safety compliance throughout industrial plants and manufacturing facilities worldwide. For manufacturing environments, incoming material and parts, through to finished assemblies, can be checked in seconds against the X-MET’s comprehensive grade library, the largest library on the handheld XRF market. With extremely low limits of detection, the X-MET8000 is able to provide accurate grade separation e. g. 303/304 stainless steels or 6061/6063 aluminum alloys. Component failures at petrochemical or power generation facilities can have terrifying consequences. Production issues due to incorrect grades of alloy material lead to tarnished reputations, loss of livelihood and environmental pollution. The X-MET8000 allows the testing of vital components at all stag-es of the assembly process. Plant maintenance personnel can accurately verify material through PMI,Ensuring that the precise quality of alloy is being used. Miniscule percentages of trace or tramp elements, which may dangerously affect the alloy’s properties, can be determined and future problems averted. Weld composition analysis is much simpler due to the optimized nose design of the X-MET8000, allowing material to be tested inside bends and corners. Optimized geometry of the large-area SDD (silicon drift detector) and X-ray tube delivers exceptional speed and superior sensitivity. Light elements analysis (from Mg to S) can be achieved in a few seconds meaning commercial alloys such as aluminum alloys and aluminum silicon bronzes can be identified reliably and rapidly. Battery life does not suffer either. With an uninterrupted full working shift of 10-12 hours and initial start-up taking just seconds; a 100% PMI program can be established – with no operator fatigue – the ergonomic X-MET8000 is perfectly balanced and lightweight at only 1.5kg (3. 3lbs.). The integrated bright, high contrast 11cm (4.3 in.) LCD touchscreen ensures optimal viewing, even in direct sunlight. Reducing testing time, even with gloves on, an easy-to-read interface coupled with large functional icons make the instrument simple and quick to use. The ability to store 100,000 results, including spectra and an image of the sample provides the basis of the powerful data management. OXFORD INSTRUMENTS WWW.OXFORD-INSTRUMENTS.COM/X-MET8000 LINEAR DISPLACEMENT TRANSDUCER AMETEK Factory Automation has relaunched its versatile GEMCO® 955 eBrik II™ Linear Dis-placement Transducer (LDT) with a redesigned connector end cap, an expanded stroke range up to 74 inches (1875 mm) and improved shock and vibration performance. The 955 eBrik II LDT was developed specifically for original equipment manufacturers and targeted to the market for linear potentiometers typically found in plastics, tire and rubber, web tensioning, factory automation and hydroelectric operations. It utilizes the latest generation of field-proven magneto-strictive position-sensing technology that offers accurate and reliable absolute position indication along with high resolution and precision repeatability. AMETEK FACTORY AUTOMATION (800) 635-0289 | WWW.AMETEKAPT.COM
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