More from Rockwell Automation’s 2018 Automation Fair!

We recently featured a variety of new Rockwell Automation products that the French Gerleman team encountered at the 2018 Automation Fair. It was an information-packed, two-day adventure in which we had the opportunity to experience more than 150 exhibits, attend educational seminars, and get a sneak peek at the latest products and technology. We saw so much that one article on the topic just wasn’t enough!

This week, we’re excited to present you with even more from a number of manufacturers and products featured at the 2018 Automation Fair:

Burkert: Type 8652 – AirLINE

The valve island Type 8652 AirLINE features diagnostic functions which can be visualized at the LC display, both in text as well as symbols. This feature makes it easy to relate to the shown messages and helps to save time during start-up and maintenance. The diagnostic message can also be made available in the control. The hardware is optimized for installation at the bottom of the cabinet and features a compact design. Key pneumatic functions ensure increased process reliability.

Burkert: FLOWWave Type 8098 – SAW flowmeter

The Type 8098 flowmeter is part of the FLOWave product range. It is based on SAW (Surface Acoustic Waves) technology, built with stainless steel materials, and is designed for applications with the highest hygienic demands. It is flexible, easy to clean, compact, lightweight, easy to install and handle. Optimal measurement results can be achieved with homogeneous, air and solid free liquids. Integrated viscosity compensation can be used for higher viscous liquids. Special functions derived from further process values (density factor, acoustic transmission factor) offer additional information about the particular liquid in use. The Type 8098 conforms to hygienic requirements, and is CIP/SIP capable.

Dialight: Lighting Control Systems that tie into Rockwell Automation systems

Turn your factory from outdated to futuristic with Dialight. Dialight provides seamless integration into the Rockwell Automation Logix platform, and also offers several Add-on Profiles (AOPs) and Add-on Instructions (AOIs). Dialight-connected LED lighting improves safety, productivity and helps with energy savings.

Endress+Hauser: Liquiline CM72 & CM82 Compact Transmitters

Get ready to take advantage of all of the space-saving, reliability, flexibility and power offered by the newest Liquiline transmitters. These sensor-mounted transmitters connect directly to the sensor and gain a 4-20mA measurement of pH, pH/ORP, conductivity or dissolved oxygen. Bluetooth communication is available for remote operation and diagnostics.

Fluke: 3560FC

Take control from afar with the 3560FC Vibration Sensor. Remotely monitor the health of equipment with 3560 FC Vibration Sensor which allows you to obtain real-time vibration measurements through the Fluke Connect® Cloud when paired with the Fluke 3502 FC Gateway. Measuring vibrations provides an early warning for equipment faults such as imbalance and misalignment. If a vibration is detected, users are alerted through the Fluke Connect Condition Monitoring software to a desktop or smartphone. Product requires a 3502 FC Gateway and Fluke Connect software for remote capability.

Mersen: Fuse Control Program

Mersen’s Fuse Control program will help you take control of plant inventory, lower operating costs, comply with codes, and promote workplace safety. The Fuse control program is a powerful combination of circuit protection products and services. Developed by Mersen and backed by extensive field research, Fuse Control is a simple program which is extremely powerful, giving you the edge you need to mitigate arc flash hazards, achieve code compliance, reduce inventory by 25% or more and offer the highest grade overcurrent protection available.

 nVent: HOFFMAN HyShed

If you are looking to protect your electrical equipment, Hoffman’s new HyShed is the perfect product. HyShed is a state-of-the-art sanitary wall-mount washdown enclosure specially designed for the food and beverage industry and other harsh environments. It can withstand high pressure, high temperature washdown cleaning procedures. HyShed gives you the ability to quickly and easily preserve the integrity of your sanitary conditions and equipment, while promoting lean processes.  Tested and certified to NSF and Type 4X, HyShed meets the IP69K (DIN) and IP69 (IEC) ratings, the highest ranks on the Ingress Protection (IP) rating scale.

Panduit: NEMA 12 Pre-configured Micro Data Center (MDC)

This pre-configured MDC is designed to support industrial automation and control systems (IACS) providing a network cabinet environment on the plan floor. Engineered to support both copper ethernet and fiber network terminations, it is expansion-ready with space for future network capacity. It features a single-point bonded cabinet, ground bar system, and ESD port to ensure network reliability. This MDC allows rack and DIN mount equipment to be quickly and reliably deployed.  The system includes network, grounding and bonding, and power infrastructure to support integrations of servers, switches, storage, network security, and other supporting devices in a complete logical-to-physical infrastructure solution design for high availability. This NEMA 12 rated option encloses equipment to protect against solid foreign objects and water.

Stratus: ztC Edge Zero Touch Computing Platform

This versatile, powerful, fully integrated computing platform can increase efficiencies in your facility by moving computing out of your data center and onto your plant floor. Specifically designed for industrial edge environments, the ztC’s smaller size and lower price point make it a good fit for today’s operational data and technology demands. Take advantage of lower downtime risk, reduced IT burden, and more deployment options than ever.

The French Gerleman team enjoyed the opportunity to learn about these, and many other, products at this year’s Automation Fair, and look forward to sharing our knowledge with you. If you have any questions about automation products, or if there is anything else we can assist you with, please contact us or reach out to your Account Manager for additional information.

As we mentioned in last week’s blog, we encourage you to save the date for next year’s Automation Fair which will be held November 20-21, 2019, in Chicago, IL. French Gerleman will offer travel packages. Watch for information in late summer.

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