THE LATEST PRODUCTS TO HELP YOU IMPROVE YOUR MANUFACTURING PROCESS BAUMER MAGRES MAGNETIC ABSOLUTE ENCODERS Whether in industrial environments or in rough outdoor use – increases in efficiency, reliability and durability are key. Therefore, components like encoders must meet many different requirements and ensure maximum resistance while being efficient as well as economic. The robust MAGRES series magnetic absolute encoders by Baumer are proven under the harshest conditions throughout the world. The new encoder generations EAM580 and EAM360 open up interesting and versatile application opportunities by combining proven robustness with ultimate precision and cutting-edge communication technology. Thanks to EN 13849 – compliant firmware, it is possible to integrate the encoders into safety functions up to PLd. With high angular accuracy of ±0.15°, EAM580 and EAM360 absolute encoders ensure efficient process control and simplify application design. These magnetic encoders demonstrate their benefits in terms of robustness also in applications which up to now required optical sensing. Thanks to their innovative design and special compensation procedure, their magnetic sensing precision excels by measuring stability and accuracy over temperature, speed and change in direction of rotation. The broad product family with several mechanical designs, many mounting and interface options both in 58 and 36 mm design, offers an outstanding selection with maximum flexibility to choose the optimum encoder for the user application. The modular design is not only key to efficiency but also a consistent concept of robustness. For example, the compact 36 mm design integrates the same large ball bearings as the 58 mm variant, and therefore is equally strong. Another highlight is the bearingless encoder kit, where the magnet rotor is installed separately as an individual component. Without bearings, encoder operation is virtually impervious to wear. Additionally, the multiturn variants feature a wide 2 mm air gap for simplified installation. Another focus was on cutting-edge communication technology. Among others, the Profinet variants support the Media Redundancy Protocol (MRP) and the Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) for neighborhood detection. This way, they increase machine and system uptime and reduce downtime for maintenance. The MAGRES EAM encoder firmware was developed based on the EN 13849 standard. Therefore the encoders can be integrated as standard components in embedded software systems certified up to PLd. EAM580 with CANopen interface is also available with redundant sensing. Position is transmitted via two Node IDs which can be checked for plausibility in the control. Particularly in rough outdoor use, for example on utility vehicles or mobile cranes, encoders have to endure harmful impacts from all sides. Special stress is imposed via severe shocks and vibration as well as permanent exposure to dust, dirt, water and frost. Baumer relied on its long experience with harsh environments while designing the new series for further product evolution. The magnetic encoders ensure maximum resistance to shocks up to 500 g and vibration to 30 g. In addition, a steel housing ensures high immunity against external magnetic fields. Furthermore, the large and widely-spaced ball bearings endure radial and axial shaft loads up to 80 N and 40 N, respectively. The resilient ShaftLock design prevents axial shaft penetration for maximum reliability and resistance even when improperly installed. An integral part of the new generation is the „R“-series EAM580R and EAM360R with absolute reliability in permanent operation under extreme conditions, particularly in the mobile automation industry. To meet the high demands on electromagnetic compatibility prevailing in this industry, the electronics are designed and tested for compliance to ECE R10 requirements. The encoders come with C5-M corrosion resistance and IP67 protection in their standard variants. The 0.5 mm2 wire core cross-section enables efficient connectivity by directly attaching the automotive connector. Applications in wind energy plants have similar high requirements. Particularly for offshore wind turbines reliability is the decisive criterion since any downtime entails high costs. The robust encoder design ensures extreme durability even in harsh climate under adverse conditions. When used for redundant sensing, for example in rotor blade angle alignment, precision plays an important role since measuring differences in two-channel sensing may impair system uptime. Here, the MAGRES series with high angular accuracy of up to ±0.15° is a precise solution for efficient pitch control. Thanks to outstanding robustness combined with high precision, MAGRES EAM encoders are ideal for most varied applications in industrial environments. Sensor information takes center stage in Industry 4.0 and IoT. Sensor manufacturers face the challenge of having to make the large sensor and interface variety “IoT ready”. EAM580 absolute encoders support the OPC UA communication standard via Profinet, which ensures reliable and non-reactive data exchange among different systems. This open and platform- independent architecture enables easy adaptation to future requirements. The new encoder generation MAGRES EAM is based on the proven design and the logic further product evolution to ensure even longer lifetime in particularly demanding environments. The broad portfolio is a wide selection going together with outstanding price-performance ratio. BAUMER WWW.BAUMER.COM/EAM IMADA RGED WIRELESS TORQUE WRENCHES As it expands its line of digital torque wrenches, Imada, Inc. added RGED Series wireless torque wrenches to its repertoire of torque testers. RGED Series wireless digital torque wrenches capture and transmit peak data to included Torque Management software from up to 130 feet away. A single wireless receiver supports up to 10 wrenches, facilitating simpler torque audits with data collection at a single computer. When out of range, wrenches can store up to 200 data for future upload—syncing can restart as soon as wrenches are back in range of the receiver. Torque Management software keeps a log of all measurements, which can be exported in CSV format. In the age of wireless technologies, these wrenches streamline torque auditing with the capability of multiple wrenches collecting data on a single computer. This simplifies access to torque data by not having to combine data files from different sources and minimizes computer investment. Plus, these wrenches offer a robust range of capabilities, ensuring users get the quality data they need. RGED Series wrenches measure in peak mode, peak with auto zero reset, and real time. Five programmable Go/No Go torque presets can be stored, allowing users to quickly access frequently used values. Presets alert the user with an intermittent signal at 90% and a continuous signal at 100% of preset torque using LED and audible indicators. Additional features of these wireless digital torque wrenches include: Rechargeable battery with charger; Pass/Fail counter with high/low set points; Selectable Units: lbf-in, kgf-cm, N-m; High accuracy ±1.5% F.S. both CW and CCW. RGED Series wireless torque wrenches are available in ratchet and adjustable models, with capacities up to 1770 lbf-in. Ratchet models are constructed with forged steel ratchet heads, positive-lock drives and 36-tooth gear with double claw ratchets. Adjustable wrenches feature specially designed jaws that maintain a constant working length, whether open or closed. Both models feature a power sensor embedded in their ergonomic handles, to accurately detect and analyze load applied to the grip, to enable precise torque measurement. RGED Series wireless digital torque wrenches are now available for purchase through the Imada, Inc. website. Each wrench comes in a kit that includes a wireless receiver, Torque Management software, two lithium ion batteries and a char-ger, and carrying case. All wrenches hold a calibration certificate traceable to NIST. Optional ISO 17025 calibration certificate is available. IMADA, INC. | HTTPS://IMADA.COM/ AMETEK VTI EX1401 THERMOCOUPLE/VOLTAGE INSTRUMENT AMETEK VTI Instruments announced the introduction of its latest LXI instrument, the EX1401 a precision, 16-channel, isolated thermocouple and voltage measurement instrument. The EX1401 delivers accuracies of ±0.20°C with 1000 V channel-channel isolation, built-in self-test capabilities, and independent 24-bit ADC’s per channel. Independent Cold Junction Compensation (CJC) -- implemented on a per channel basis -- and Open Thermocouple Detection (OTD) further enhance the instrument's capabilities. Unlike other thermocouple and voltage measurement instruments, the EX1401 offers Power over Ethernet+ (PoE+) and flexible DC power options for portable applications. With PoE+, the test engineer does not need to connect both data and power cables. The engineer simply places the instrument anywhere in a test chamber, or around the test article, and connects it to the network. With the ability to acquire data at 20K samples/second/channel, the EX1401 can be deployed in situations that demand rapid responses to quickly changing conditions, including high-speed temperature transient applications. The EX1401 has application in automotive and battery testing; highly accelerated life test/ highly accelerated stress screening (HALT/HASS); health monitoring; and jet engine testing. It can be used in any test environment that requires accurate temperature measurement and repeatability. An industry-standard LXI interface allows the EX1401 to be distributed and positioned close to the device-under-test, reducing the implementation and support costs associated with long cable lengths. That also reduces transducer cable lengths and associated coupled EMI interference, helping improve measurement accuracy. In addition, the instrument features a comprehensive, built-in self-test function that reports instrument status and problems, maximizing run-time performance. A full-featured embedded web interface provides configuration and data displays, simplifying setup and usage. EXLab Express, VTI’s intuitive data acquisition software, is included with each instrument, eliminating the need for programming. Parallel data storage and standalone autonomous operating modes further expand the utility of this versatile instrument. The EX1401 also supports IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP), allowing engineers to synchronize measurements from many devices throughout the test application. Features include: Typical accuracies of ±0.20°C 16-channel isolated universal thermocouple/voltage inputs Power over Ethernet+ (PoE+) 20K samples/second/channel sample rate 24-bit ADC per channel 500 V channel-ground isolation 1000 V channel-channel isolation Data logger acquisition mode Built-in parallel data streaming Full-featured embedded web interface LXI Ethernet interface 8-bit bank isolated digital I/O Compact 1U half-rack form factor AMETEK VTI INSTRUMENTS (949) 955-1894 VTI.SALES@AMETEK.COM | WWW.VTIINSTRUMENTS.COM
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