Marsh Bellofram has announced the Type 5000, a rugged two-wire I/P pressure transmitter for industrial field service requirements. The Type 5000 pressure transmitter converts a signal pressure input into a precise 4-20 mA or 10-50 mA output with 0.1% typical accuracy. Its compact design incorporates a temperature compensated piezoresistive transducer for the gage pressure measurements of both non-corrosive gases and liquids.
In addition to industrial field service, the Type 5000 supports oil and gas, chemical processing, industrial automation, pharmaceutical processing and power generation requirements.
Turck has expanded the TTM sensor line to include fully programmable sensors. Users can program the temperature range required for specific temperature control. This functionality allows the sensor to be programmed and used as a temperature switch.
The TTM sensor line has several models, including remote-mount transmitters, transmitters with integral Class A resistance temperature detector (RTD) and stainless steel configurations to meet different measurement, space and material needs.
The overmolded remote transmitters are ideal for applications with limited clearance. Remote versions can be mounted separately from the RTD, for improved temperature readings by isolating the transmitter circuitry from the temperature being measured.
The stainless version is ideal for food and beverage applications.
Hertzler Systems has released the latest version of GainSeeker Suite software that turns disparate manufacturing data into actionable manufacturing intelligence. The GainSeeker platform contains applications for overall equipment efficiency, statistical process control, defect management and overpack.
Version 8.4 offers PC Collect, an added module for PC-based inspections. Users running the PC Collect application can create inspections with GainSeeker’s inspections module.
The software suite also features "big data" widgets that help manage vast amounts of data. The Python scripting platform in GainSeeker enables users to customize their own statistics, tailor the inspection creation process, automate data generation and design their own charts.
Olympus’ Dual Linear Array probe is designed to improve the inspection of internally corroded parts such as pipes, tanks and plates. The Dual Linear Array probe provides the inspector with advantages to conventional ultrasonic dual element transducers that are used with flaw detectors.
This phased array solution improves productivity through features such as larger beam coverage, faster scan speed and C-scan imaging with increased data-point density. The pitch-catch technique used by the probe offers near-surface resolution and pit detection in corrosion survey applications. This improves the probability of detection of critical wall thinning.
Gems Sensors and Controls has introduced RotorFlow sensors, designed to provide reliable and continuous sensing, accurate switching and clear visual indication within flow rate monitoring and metering applications.
The RotorFlow line features paddlewheel design which combines high-visibility composite rotors and durable solid-state electronics. The dynamic operation of the electronic rotor itself prevents jamming and false actuation. Once set to a desired actuation point, the sensor will switch to a no-flow condition and the rotor should stop. A local LED signals when a set point has been reached.
Typical applications for Gems RotorFlow sensors include chillers and heat exchangers, medical equipment, lasers and welders, water purification systems, potable water dispensing systems, water injection systems, chemical metering equipment, semi-conductor processing equipment, robotic welding equipment and X-ray tubes.
Cognex has released PowerGrid technology, a texture-based location algorithm that takes a different approach to reading 2-D matrix and direct part mark (DPM) codes. PowerGrid technology increases read rates in 2-D barcode-reading applications where a part’s geometry, poor lighting, occlusion or print-registration errors make it difficult to capture an image of the entire code.
PowerGrid technology can locate and read codes even when they exhibit significant damage to or complete elimination of the finder pattern, clocking pattern or quiet zone. It looks for a pattern of alternating light and dark modules within the code.
The PowerGrid technology is available on the X-models of the DataMan 300 series fixed-mount barcode readers.