MAGNESCALE MG70 FIELDBUS INTERFACE MODULES Magnescale Ltd. of Japan has teamed up with B&R Automation of Austria to create the MG70 series of fieldbus interface modules. This new series of PLC fieldbus interface modules allow Magnescale digital gauges to connect to EtherNet/IP and PROFINET RT enabled PLCs with 100Mbps data transfer speeds. It is available now for distributors, system integrators and OEM customers. The new MG70 is an easy-to-use, modular interface system comprised of two parts: The MG70 main hub (available with EtherNet/IP or PROFINET RT output), and the MG71 counter modules for each gauge channel, which are pre-wired for easy installation. Up to 85 gauges can be connected to one MG70 unit, and Magnescale has created pre-configured PLC integration software that is available for download on the Magnescale website. The MG70 is compatible with all of Magnescale’s dependable digital gauges, with measuring ranges from 5mm to 205mm, and environmental protection up to IP67: The high-accuracy DK800S-series, the robust DK-series, and the rugged DT-series (via adaptor). MAGNESCALE AMERICAS INFO-AM@MAGNESCALE.COM WWW.MAGNESCALE.COM MICRO-MEASUREMENTS WIRE STRAIN GAGES AND CERAMIC CEMENTS The Micro-Measurements® brand of Vishay Precision Group, Inc. announced the global market introduction of a new line of free-filament wire strain gages and ceramic cements, expressly designed for extreme high-temperature environments. The new free-filament wire strain gages allow for high-reliability measurements of both dynamic and limited-static strain, at much higher temperatures than have been traditionally possible with conventional bonded strain gage designs. The gages, offered as the ZWH-, ZWN-, and ZWP-Series, can accurately measure dynamic strain values in temperatures up to +1900°F (+1038°C), as well as limited-static strain to +1500°F (+816°C). They offer excellent oxidation resistance, along with improved bond strength, as compared to traditional free-filament foil gage designs. Each series offers unique application advantages, depending upon specified parameters. In applications where a compensating grid is used to achieve limited static strain measurements, for example, the iron-chrome-aluminum alloy ZWH-Series is recommended. In applications where optimal fatigue life is desired, the Nichrome-V alloy ZWN-Series is typically specified. And finally, where requirements call for a combination of highest possible oxidation resistance and highest temperature measurement capabilities, the platinum-tungsten alloy ZWP-Series is recommended. All Micro-Measurements ZWH-, ZWN-, and ZWP-Series gages are RoHS compliant and feature a free-filament wire construction, along with a series of integrated, welded 0.003-inch (0.076 mm) diameter lead wires. A high-fatigue wire (Option Z) is available upon request. The gages offer 120-ohm resistance and are packaged with a fiberglass reinforced segmented tape carrier, which holds the grid and lead patterns intact during installation. They are bonded using either ceramic cement or Roxide flame spray. Among the new Micro-Measurements high-temperature ceramic cement offerings are the WC-16, NCC-3, and HG-1. The WC-16 ceramic cement offers best compatibility with new ZWPSeries free-filament wire gages, while the NCC-3 offers an environmentally friendly and RoHS compliant alternative to ceramic cements containing hexavalent chrome. The HG-1 ceramic cement offers high-performance bonding with steel and superalloys. Recommended accessories for the new ZWH-, ZWN-, and ZWP-Series include the Model 700 welder and hand-welding attachment, both available from Micro-Measurements, for ease of cable welding to gage leads. Typical applications for the Series include extreme high-temperature strain measurements in chemical plants, power plants and nuclear environments, as well as the testing of gas turbine engine blades and components, automotive exhaust and transmission systems, in-chamber environmental testing, and spacecraft propulsion systems. MICRO-MEASUREMENTS WWW.VPGSENSORS.COM WWW.MICRO-MEASUREMENTS.COM BUEHLER VH SERIES WILSON HARDNESS TESTERS Buehler introduces the latest innovations in the Wilson Hardness Testers for Vickers and Knoop Hardness Testing. The Wilson VH Series includes the VH1150 for deadweight Vickers testing , the VH1102 and Vh1202 for micro-hardness testing and the Wilson VH3100 / VH3300, hardness testers with a fully integrated platform for complete hardness testing needs featuring a fully featured User Interface, an edge modular frame, stage, and optics. Hardness testing is made easy with the DiaMet TM automated microindentation software that partners nicely with the VH Series. It features expert control of load monitoring, auto-illumination, auto-focus and auto measurements. BUEHLER WORLDWIDE (800) BUEHLER WWW.BUEHLER.COM PHILLIPS PRECISION INSPECTION ARSENAL QUICK-SWAP FIXTURING Create a Lean, standardized process across all inspection equipment with Loc-N-Load™ plates and work holding from Inspection Arsenal™. Lean practitioners testify that the design reduces the most expensive waste affecting profits – defective parts, excess motion, over production, and waiting… waiting of talented people and expensive spindles! Install a simple docking rail designed for your CMMs, vision system, optical comparator, or gage arm. Standard size interlocking Loc-N-Load™ plates can then be quickly and easily moved between machines as needed. By fixturing on quick-swap plates, operators can change parts in and out without building and breaking down setups. Several unique parts can be setup or multiples of the same part fixtured and programs repeated. Affordable plates can be dedicated and kept with the job box for fast, repeatable setups and are in-stock and ready for same-day shipping. Plates are sold individually or choose the pre-configured bundled systems (plates and work holding) for CMMs, gage arms, vision systems, optical comparators, and more. PHILLIPS PRECISION, INC. WWW.FIXTURE-UP.COM
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