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Brand: Pepperl+Fuchs
Industry Focus: Oil & Gas, Pharmaceutical
Product Type: Displays/HMI


VisuNet FLX is, as its name suggests, a comprehensive range of highly flexible operator workstations and monitoring systems from Pepperl+Fuchs for ATEX/IECEx Zone 2/22 and Division 2 (global certifications pending), and non-hazardous areas. The new platform is tailored to the needs of the petrochemical, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries. Thanks to the fully modular design, HMI solutions can be configured to maximize functionality and the platform can be quickly and easily customized in the field.




Brand: Phoenix Contact
Industry Focus: Oil & Gas
Product Type: Circuit Protection


Narrow, single-channel PTCB circuit breakers are now available with approval for Hazardous Locations Class I, Div. 2 Groups A, B, C, D, Temperature Class T4. That means PTCBs can also be used in Ex areas (Division 2) with briefly occurring gases and vapors. The products are tested in accordance with the UL 121201 standard and have the cULus-listed logo. Extending the range of applications has made them extremely versatile.




Brand: Pepperl+Fuchs
Industry Focus: Oil & Gas, Pharmaceutical
Product Type: Enclosures


Pepperl+Fuchs has now reinforced its position as a supplier of Ex-equipment with the introduction of the SR series. The new stainless steel enclosure series joins the GR series, made of glass fiber-reinforced plastic, in the range of the process automation specialist. The new series tops off a portfolio of highly flexible and cost-effective control and distribution solutions in type of protection Ex e (Increased Safety).




Brand: Yokogawa
Industry Focus: Industrial, Oil & Gas, Power Distribution & Energy
Product Type: Test and Measurement


Yokogawa Electric Corporation have recently announced that it has developed the TDLS8200 probe type tunable diode laser spectrometer and will release it for sale on May 6 as part of its OpreX™ Analyzer family. While featuring the same low installation cost, high measurement stability, and high reliability of the preceding TDLS8100, the TDLS8200 will be able to simultaneously measure oxygen, carbon monoxide, and methane gas concentrations directly and at high speed.




Industry Focus: Industrial, Oil & Gas
Product Type: Switches/Indicators/Relays/Solenoids


Acromag’s new BusWorks NT series remote I/O modules provide an Ethernet interface for analog, discrete and temperature signals. NTE Ethernet I/O models have dual RJ45 ports and a webserver with Modbus TCP/IP communication to monitor or control the internal I/O channels. An integrated DIN rail bus allows connection of up to three NTX expansion I/O modules.




Brand: AutomationDirect
Industry Focus: Food & Beverage, General Manufacturing, Industrial, Oil & Gas
Product Type: Switches/Indicators/Relays/Solenoids


New IDEM non-contact magnetic coded switches use force-guided contacts and have an internal monitoring system so that they are stand-alone, not requiring the use of a separate safety relay. The wide 14mm sensing range provides a high tolerance to misalignment. Models are available that support automatic reset or manual reset, as well as a selectable auto/manual reset.




Brand: Rockwell Automation
Industry Focus: Data, Industrial, Oil & Gas
Product Type: Drives/Loop Controllers/PAC's/PLC's


Industries such as pulp and paper, automotive, tire and rubber, metals and water/wastewater may benefit from corrosive gas protection, which is now standard on Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 755TL, TR and TM drives. These drives have been tested to one of the most severe corrosive environment test protocols that combines industry leading, 30-day exposure in mixed flow gas testing per ASTM B845 Method K with proprietary tests for industries with sources of gaseous sulfur compounds.




Industry Focus: Automotive, Data, General Manufacturing, Industrial, Oil & Gas, Power Distribution & Energy


SOUTHCO has recently introduced the latest product in its successful line of magnetic catches, with a new version that combines strength and style. Constructed of corrosion resistant stainless steel, the M5 Magnetic Catch combines a highly polished finish with the holding power of rare earth magnets to provide a robust and attractive solution for keeping doors and panels open or closed.




Brand: B&R Automation
Industry Focus: Automotive, General Manufacturing, Industrial, Marine/Offshore, Oil & Gas
Product Type: Displays/HMI


The new Power Panel C80 offers the combined advantages of a powerful controller and a modern operator terminal in a single HMI device. The C80 installation is compatible with B&R Automation Panels. Machine builders thus have full flexibility when using the new panel and can scale their machine to meet changing performance and cost requirements. With its low installation depth, the C80 multi-touch HMI is suitable for particularly compact machines where space in the control cabinet is limited.




Industry Focus: General Manufacturing, Industrial, Oil & Gas


The health of industrial machinery may be determined by measuring the equipment’s vibration signature.  If a gear, fan, or other essential component is out of alignment or otherwise functioning incorrectly, the vibrations of the machine will change. Monitoring vibrations can help to proactively identify problems before they substantially impact operations. Vibration analysis typically happens as part of a regularly scheduled maintenance cycle with data being compared monthly, quarterly, or annually.





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Data Centre and Plant Managers working in small and mid-sized businesses often find themselves searching their buildings for unused space to house the company’s IT and other enclosures.

Mailrooms, empty offices, janitors’ closets…all have been repurposed into data closets holding one to a few racks. This approach may be the right choice in terms of square footage needed, but when it comes to proper climate conditions for sensitive IT equipment, it could not be more wrong. At best, these spaces are cooled using only the building’s AC system. At worst? An open window.

A building’s existing air conditioning system (or combined heat and air conditioning system) is designed to create comfortable environments for employees – the reason they are sometimes referred to as “comfort systems.” When IT racks need to be placed somewhere on site, it’s thought that “any old room” will do because AC ductwork usually terminates in these spaces. However, the reality is that even if you were to add ducts to supplement the building’s AC, relying on a system designed for humans is not a good solution for IT equipment.

Server rooms need more targeted cooling to keep the temperature within a specific range and prevent the servers from overheating. According to ASHRAE (the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers), the appropriate temperature range for server rooms is between 64.4 and 80.6 Fahrenheit. This requires a discrete cooling solution capable of monitoring and managing the temperature of both the equipment and the room. The same cooling system must also be capable of regulating humidity within the precise margins required by sensitive equipment. Finally, building HVAC will not provide sufficient airflow volume for heat removal from installed appliances; the CFM requirements for comfort cooling are significantly lower than airflow required to remove heat from the IT devices.

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