Complete power distribution solution

  With the new combination of BreakerVisu software and display, Eaton is offering machine and system builders a cost-efficient and ready-to-use complete solution for modern power distribution. The software system can visualise the data of up to 48 circuit-breakers and measuring devices on a colour display and stores it in log files. The package solution offers […]

Variable high-performance ultrasonic sensors

  Turck offers a new ultrasonic sensor series with short blind zones, large measuring ranges, and a wide range of parameter options. The new RU-U ultrasonic sensor series enables the user to cover large sensing ranges with fewer sensor variants. These ultrasonic sensors in M18 and M30 housing styles thus effectively reduce the range of […]

Satisfying results for Endress+Hauser

  The Endress+Hauser Group increased its net sales by approximately 7% to over €1,8-billion in the 2013 financial year. In terms of operating profit, profit before taxes and net income, the company also showed an improvement on the previous year. Above all, the currencies of the emerging countries and Japan plunged in value against the euro. […]

Flexible photoelectric sensor with easy turn

  Reliable background suppression, colour-independent detection and easy switch point setting are said to be some of the features of the photoelectric PMDLine sensor OID200 from Ifm Electronic. It also detects shiny surfaces like stainless steel without difficulty. This sensor with photonic mixer device (PMD) technology combines the advantages of long ranges, reliable background suppression, […]

Surge protection for mining industry

Surge protection devices (SPDs) should ideally operate instantaneously to divert a surge current to ground with no residual common-mode voltage presented at the equipment terminals. Once the surge current has subsided, the SPD should automatically restore normal operation and reset to a state ready to receive the next surge. The Dehnpipe is an SPD/transient voltage […]

Low volume variable area flowmeters for liquids and gases

  Kobold Instrumentation has launched the KFR line of acrylic body flowmeters, described as offering the perfect balance between low-cost, accuracy and range availability. Bridging the microflow and large flow ranges, this flowmeter can provide an effective solution to industrial applications, such as gas analysis and water applications. The KFR operates on proven suspended float system, i.e. […]

Retirement in the workplace

There is no legal requirement which stipulates retirement age, but the age generally accepted for retirement is 60 0r 65 years. When it comes to retirement, there are four situations you could face: You have an agreed age in place and the employee has reached this age. You adopt the retirement age of your retirement […]

Workshops to aid ISO 50001 compliance

  The Energy Training Foundation (EnTF) presented its “Energy management system implementation” (EnMSI) training and workshop to members of the Airports Company of South Africa’s (ACSA’s) technical and engineering team, all of whom are responsible for reducing the company’s energy consumption by means of an energy management system. ACSA has already embarked on a number […]

Smart trip-block converts circuit breakers

  Eaton has added the PKE-XTU CP trip block to its PKE electronic motor protective circuit-breakers. The user can now instantly convert an existing PKE basic unit into an IEC 60947-2 circuit-breaker for protecting cables and lines. When used in conjunction with the SmartWire-DT module, the device also enables switch or end-user data to be […]

IP66-rated pushbutton, pilot lights

  A full range of SABS-approved WEG CSW series pushbutton and pilot lights, incorporating LED technology, is available from the Zest WEG Group. The company designed these products which are supplied with the industry standard 22 mm mounting hole. The user-friendly and durable series pushbutton and pilot lights are used in many industrial applications and […]