Friday, January 19, 2018

A duo revolutionising measurement technology.

Loggito is a new decentralised and highly scalable data acquisition system. In combination with the web-based measurement technology software ProfiSignal Web, Delphin Technology from Bergisch Gladbach provides a pioneering complete package to link decentralised data acquisition with global data visualisation wherever you are.

As the central coordinator of a measurement network, the Loggito Logger provides internal data storage capabilities, preprocessing options for the acquired data, as well as connectivity to PCs and the cloud. With the pioneering “cloud at the edge” measurement technology, the Loggito is also capable of utilising the full functionality of the cloud. The measurement network can be extended by using either the wired Loggito USB module or the wireless Loggito Wireless module.

Devices from the Loggito series offer universal data acquisition in a compact pocket format. Depending on the selected I/O interface, up to 8 universal analog inputs are available in combination with 1 analog output and 2 combined digital inputs/outputs or up to 6 digital inputs or outputs. A 24-bit A/D converter guarantees precision measurement at a high sampling rate of 1 kHz.

Perfect interplay is provided with the browser-based client/server software ProfiSignal Web which enables measurement data to be visualised anywhere in the world on any device in individually adaptable dashboards. In addition to a range of analog and digital displays, it also uses LEDs and geometric drawing objects as well as objects to enable process interaction.

A particular strength of ProfiSignal Web is its fast and smooth portrayal of trends in y(t) diagrams for current and historical measurement data. Switching from millisecond to monthly overviews takes place within seconds.

As a special feature, the Loggito Logger can be supplied with ProfiSignal Web pre-installed. This then provides an immediate complete measurement chain from decentralised acquisition through to visualisation anywhere in the world without requiring any configuration effort.

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How do you care for your asset!

A free, on-line, Operator Asset Care Survey, from the MCP Consulting Group, offers manufacturers the chance to list their current practices in a scored Agree/ Disagree survey.

Categories such as Maintenance Approach on Site, Relationships Between Production and Technical Staff, Personnel Attitudes and General Conditions and Performance are listed.

Tick boxes and final score lead to an understanding of their current situation which when addressed by trained consultants’ could lead to a potential 200% ROI.

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Weighing in packaging!

As part of its series of free informative webinars, HBM has announced the date of its latest session, Precise Weighing in Your Packaging Machine”, scheduled for February 21st 2018 at 10am (GMT).

Thomas Langer - Presenter
As the market for packaging machines becomes increasingly demanding in terms of maximum system productivity, this webinar will explain the benefits of In-Line weighing. With precision being a key factor in filling and dosing processes, deviations need to be corrected without delay in order to reduce overfill and keep rejected products to a minimum. This webinar discusses how this can be achieved by incorporating In-Line weighing into your packaging machine.

In this webinar, participants will be introduced to the topic of In-Line weighing and will be advised on which HBM measuring chain best suits which packaging type. Culminating in a live visual demonstration, this webinar will also illustrate the different measurement chains in action.

Presented by Thomas Langer, Product Manager of HBM Weighing Technology, this informative seminar has been designed to fit in with the challenging time constraints, which can often make attending relevant training courses difficult.

Exclusively offered by the HBM Academy, the webinar can also be easily accessed at a later date or simply used as a refresher course. As an added benefit, all registered participants will also receive a link to the webinar, via email, after the presentation.

All HBM webinars are free of charge and open to anyone, regardless of experience. However, spaces are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis.


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CO2 probe resistant to contamination.

The digital EE871 probe from E+E Elektronik measures CO2 concentrations up to 50,000 ppm (5 % CO2). The compact probe is now available with a special filter cap which ensures high accuracy and long-term stability in H2O2 contaminated environment. This opens up new applications for the EE871, particularly in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, where hydrogen peroxide is used for cleaning and sterilization purposes.

This is a high accuracy CO2 probe for demanding applications. The IP65 enclosure and replaceable filter caps make it suitable for use in harsh environments. With the new filter cap, the measuring electronics are optimally protected against hydrogen peroxide.

The CO2 infrared measuring principle (NDIR dual-wavelength technology) of the EE871 is inherently insensitive to contamination. The auto-calibration compensates for ageing effects and provides excellent long-term stability. Thanks to the multi-point CO2 and temperature adjustment, the EE871 offers a high measuring accuracy over the entire temperature range from -40 °C to 60 °C (-40...140 °F).

The measured values are optionally available on the Modbus RTU interface (up to 10,000 ppm) or the E2 interface (up to 50,000 ppm). The compact design, the electrical connection via M12 plug and the optional mounting flange facilitate quick installation and replacement of the EE871. With a radiation shield, the probe can be also installed outdoors.

The CO2 probe is additionally available as a set with a conversion board and a connection cable up to 10 m long. The conversion board features an analog output (current/voltage) as well as a Modbus RTU interface and allows easy integration into the application.

Configuration and adjustment of the probe can be performed comfortably with the optional adapter kit.

• E+E Elektronik products are marketed in Ireland through Instrument Technology.


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Acquisition enhances software capabilities & new technologies.

Emerson has acquired ProSys Inc., a global supplier of software and services that increase production and safety for the chemical, oil and gas, pulp and paper, and refining industries. By building intuitive processes for plant operators, these solutions make everything from everyday operations to responding during abnormal situations easier.
Mike Train - Emerson

“Adding ProSys’ differentiated technologies and expertise allows us to help our customers improve plant performance, safety and profitability by optimising their human and automation resources,” said Mike Train, executive president, Emerson Automation Solutions. “With ProSys, we can provide innovative control and operator performance capabilities to make control room operators far more effective.”

ProSys’ portfolio includes solutions that help operators manage alarms critical to plant production and safety, and efficiently handle changing plant states. In addition, ProSys provides modern, high-performance and intuitive graphics for better operator communications.

ProSys complements Emerson’s May 2017 acquisition of MYNAH Technologies, which provides dynamic simulation and operator training software. Together, these technologies embed expertise to help operators navigate plant systems safely and efficiently, and prepare customers to accommodate the changing state and age of the industrial workforce.

“Our specialisation in software and services that increase operator performance builds on Emerson’s market leadership in automation control systems,” said Dustin Beebe, president and CEO at ProSys. “By working together as one, we can provide even more operational and financial value to customers.” Beebe will join Emerson Automation Solutions as vice president, control and operator performance. Read his message to customers, Better Together – ProSys and Emerson.

The ProSys software portfolio supports Emerson’s Operational Certainty™ programme designed to help industrial companies achieve Top Quartile performance in areas of safety, reliability, and production.

@EMR_Automation  #Pauto @ProSysCom

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Ultra-Fast USB load cell interface.

DSCUSB-FQ Fast USB Load Cell Interface from Applied Measurements, promises high speed readings of 4800 samples per second.

The DSCUSB-FQ is an ultra-fast USB load cell interface that converts a strain gauge transducer signal to a digital USB serial output at an amazing 4800 samples per second!  Thanks to its 13 bit noise free resolution the DSCUSB-FQ promises high stability with 1 part in 8000 resolution.  Making the DSCUSB-FQ fast USB load cell interface the ultimate for high speed, dynamic applications.

The powerful toolkit software is FREE to download and connects to your DSCUSB-FQ in seconds.  The toolkit can configure, calibrate, log data and review.  It can capture and save up to 30 minutes of data at 4800 Hz which can then be saved to a CSV file for further analysis.  The logging software can provide trend charts of real-time data, FFT frequency analysis and offers a simple oscilloscope to help visual any patterns in the data.  Two point or automatic system calibrations can also be achieved in your chosen engineering units and it also allows you to select the actual engineering units that the module was calibrated in for ease of use.

As the DSCUSB-FQ fast USB load cell interface plugs directly into the USB port of your computer it makes installation quick and easy into your application.  What’s more, it needs no additional cables as it gets all its power from the USB port.  The unit comes housed in a robust plastic case rated to IP50 making it suitable for all indoor applications.

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Features that accelerate process manufacturing insights recognised.

Seeq Corporation has announced the release of its first update to the Seeq software application in 2018, staying on plan to provide four new releases each year. This is the eighth release of Seeq software in just the past 24 months, driven by input from customers expanding their use of Seeq.

Seeq is a visual analytics solution for engineers and scientists in process manufacturing organizations to rapidly wrangle, investigate, and share insights on production data. Target markets include oil & gas, pharmaceutical, chemical, energy, mining, food and beverage, and other process industries.

“Our development efforts are keeping up with customer feedback and supporting ever larger deployments of Seeq within and across organizations,” says Steve Sliwa, CEO and co-founder of Seeq Corporation. “Key to accelerating analytics is enabling our customers to quickly and easily leverage Seeq for insights, collaboration, knowledge capture, and publishing.”

Recent releases of Seeq have focused on enabling larger deployments through scalability features in the software, and by making the Seeq application easier to use. Scalability features in R19 include parallelization of complex calculations across CPUs within a single server, administration tools for performance optimization, and increased control and visibility by users into their efforts with real time progress indicators.

R19 usability features are focused on capsules, the innovative data objects in Seeq for working with single or multi-dimensional time periods of interest. Users can now simply select capsules to define a custom group of capsules, for example choosing a set of capsules to define an optimized outcome or failure state. And users can leverage capsules when monitoring processes by seeing which capsules are currently “in process” to compare in-progress batches against historical averages of past results in real-time.

In addition to product development efforts, Seeq has received increased attention from leading industry and financial analyst firms. Darcy Partners, a technology research consultancy serving upstream oil and gas companies, highlighted Seeq as one of the most innovative advanced analytics firms serving the sector. Their research study looked at more than 100 data analytics vendors and concluded with an invitation sent to a select group, which included Seeq, to present before Darcy Partners' clients at a technology forum in Houston on November 28, 2017.

"Seeq was featured in our study and asked to present to our clients because it developed an innovative approach that puts data science capabilities into the hands of engineers so they can begin solving big data challenges themselves," said Trent Jacobs, a Senior Researcher & Technology Scout at Darcy Partners. "The product, coupled with a growing track record of success in oil and gas, showed us that Seeq is on course to be one of the early data analytics success stories making a difference in the industry."

Furthermore, Seeq was included by CB Insights in their first Demo Day at their Aha! Conference on December 12, 2017. Over 2000 firms applied to be a part of the Demo Day presenters, and Seeq was one of just 40 selected, and included in their AI category. The Demo Day event provided Seeq with an opportunity to present to the venture groups within process automation vendor organizations, venture capital firms, and members of the business and startup press.

• Seeq continues to partner with many leading process automation firms including Emerson Electric, Inductive Automation, Honeywell, Schneider Electric, and OSIsoft—and provides support for all the leading historians—which makes it the most widely accessible and extensively used data analytics solution among process manufacturing companies. Supported historians include GE Proficy, AspenTech IP21, Emerson DeltaV Continuous Historian, Ovation DCS Historian, Rockwell Automation FactoryTalk, and Schneider Electric WonderWare Historian and Citec SCADA.

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