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Micro-Epsilon can help solve your application
blues at Sensors & Instrumentation 2016

At the Sensors & Instrumentation exhibition (28th September - 29th September 2016) at the NEC, Birmingham, precision sensor manufacturer Micro-Epsilon UK (stand B1) will be showcasing its full range of sensor technologies, including non-contact capacitive, confocal and inductive displacement sensors, as well as 2D/3D laser profile sensors, infrared temperature sensors, thermal imagers and colour sensors.

To read the full article See page 420 Feature: "Precision sensors, systems and instrumentation" See page 504

X-Rite Pantone brings color control to
the plastics industry at K 2016 - Germany

X-Rite Incorporated, a global leader in color science and technology, and its subsidiary Pantone LLC, will demonstrate its latest color management solutions at K 2016, the largest global gathering of the plastic and rubber industry, held October 19-26 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Located in Hall 8b, Stand H65, the X-Rite Pantone booth features the theme, 'Color as You Imagined It' and showcases four Inspiration Zones.

To read the full article See page 213 Also see feature "Total engineering and manufacturing" See page 520

Future-proofing Britain's energy infrastructure

Few companies can afford to have their operations halted by unexpected downtime, but for the energy grid potential power failures could plunge parts of, or entire, countries into darkness. The cost of ensuring that Britain can switch its lights back on, following a failure, has grown by £12 million in the past year alone. Naturally, developed economies are not at high risk of power blackouts, apart from in the most extreme of circumstances. However, as the current infrastructure continues to age, industry leaders should begin to review the operational lifespan of this capital equipment to avoid blackouts in the future.

Martyn Williams, Managing Director of industrial automation software expert, COPA-DATA UK, discusses the role the Internet of Things (IoT) plays in the energy sector. To read the full article See page 384 Also see feature: "Automation and control" See page 492

Vector control of a 3-Phase PMSM using Z16FMC MCU

This article presents the vector control of a 3-phase PMSM using the ZNEO Z16FMC microcontroller. It discusses the implementation of field oriented control scheme for PMSM, and summarizes the difference between AC induction machines and permanent magnet synchronous machines.

Zilog's Z16FMC Series Flash MCUs are based on Zilog's advanced Z16FMC 16-bit ZNEO CPU core and are optimized for such motor control applications. These MCUs sup- port the control of single and multiphase variable speed motors. Target applications include consumer appliances, HVAC, factory automation, refrigeration, and automotive applications. To rotate a 3-phase motor, three AC voltage signals must be supplied and phase shifted 120 degrees from each other.

To read the full article
See [age 825 Also see feature "Total engineering and manufacturing" See page 520

Hoists and cranes -The captains of industry

The importance of an ever-expanding industrial world should not be underestimated. After all, long-term, sustained industrialisation is a key driver for economic development, a fact recognised by the world's most important leaders. It was no accident, for example, that President Obama made a personal appearance to open the planet's largest industrial exhibition, Hannover Messe, earlier this year, becoming the first US president ever to do so.

Technological innovation, such as that exhibited at Hannover Messe, is paramount in helping industrial companies achieve competitive gain and accrue market share. These technologies must be robust, reliable and require little maintenance. Only this way can the industrial sector maximise its output.

For example, take humble hoists and crane systems such as those manufactured by J D Neuhaus (JDN). These lifting mechanisms have become the mainstay of material handling operations the world over as so many industrial tasks require lifting and manoeuvring, which without mechanical assistance would prove unproductive.

To read the full article
See page 364 Also see the feature "Materials handling, warehouse and lifting equipment"  See page 517

Tired of profiling? KIC to show automatic
real-time profiling at NEPCON South China

KIC will exhibit in Booth #1N35 at NEPCON South China, scheduled to take place August 30-September 1, 2016 at the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center. KIC will showcase its automatic smart oven technologies that eliminate manual tasks such as periodic manual profiling and reduce the opportunities for human mistakes in setting up and running the ovens.

To read the full article See page 341 Feature: "Surface Mount Technology production equipment" See page 495

A new fast acting IPA alternative for stencil
cleaning will be available at NEPCON South China

KYZEN to reveal new research findings in Stand 1P01 at NEPCON South China, scheduled to take place Aug. 30- Sept. 1, 2016 at the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center. Demonstrated improvements for a multitude of standard processes, solder pastes and laboratory conditions are being made available to help industry experts. Key findings and related video proofs also will be shared during the event.

To read the full article See page 872 See feature "Surface Mount Technology production equipment" See page 495

Flexible welding enclosures® for zero colour titanium welds

When welding titanium, zirconium and some stainless steel joints it is important that the welding zone is purged of oxygen to a level as low as 10 parts per million (ppm). 

Flexible Welding Enclosures® are available from Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® for a fraction of the cost of a rigid welding chamber. Flexible Welding Enclosures® provide a solution where a rigid chamber may not be economically viable or where space may be at a premium. 

Ron Sewell, Chairman for HFT® said: "In his workshop in Santa Rosa, California, retired CEO Bob Lee is recreating a famous Can-Am racecar, the Ti22 that was destroyed in 1973. This car was the first Monocoque road racecar to make extensive use of titanium. With over 40 years of experience of welding titanium, Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® have become very involved in this project, providing equipment and technical assistance where required. The Ti22 titanium suspension, bulkheads and subframe will be welded inside HFT's 60" Flexible Welding Enclosure® providing a very fast purging time down to a few parts per million of oxygen, ensuring oxide free, zero colour titanium welds are achieved."

To read the full article
See page 183 Also see the feature "Total engineering and manufacturing" See page 520

Preview NEPCON South China

Based at the center of South China's electronics manufacturing industry, NEPCON South China (August 30- September 1) 2016, is one of the long-standing big events covering SMT, electronics manufacturing automation, and PCBs.

VJ Electronix, Inc., the leader in rework technologies and global provider of advanced X-ray inspection systems, will exhibit the award-winning XQuik II with AccuCount Technology in Booth # 1J45 at NEPCON South China, scheduled to take place August 30- September 1, 2016 at the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center. The company also will demonstrate the improved Micra system and Summit II. See page 736 New Viscom 3D AOI line-up and 360View feature for improved 3D inspection at NEPCON South China. See page 197 Learn how CyberOptics' 3D AOI maximizes ROI and line utilization at NEPCON South China. See page 315 Scienscope International, a complete inspection solutions provider, will exhibit in Stand 1G25 at NEPCON South China. Scienscope will showcase the new AXI5100c X-ray Component Counter. See page 386 See feature "Surface Mount Technology production equipment" See page 495


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