#SPS17 Flow and Radar Level measurement.

Endress+Hauser will introduce a new range of instruments for flow measurement as well as a new instrument portfolio for radar level measurement at SPS IPC Drives (28-30 November 2017) in Nuremberg (D). The company will present innovative services and solutions on the topics of digitalization and process automation, as well as the first self-calibrating thermometer, iTHERM TrustSens, developed for the food & beverage and life sciences industries.

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Measurement technology – simply clever and fit for the future
The new Proline 300/500 range of instruments represents industry-optimized flow measurement technology with an expanded field of application and improved performance. The measuring point is set for the future with Wi-Fi and new device and process diagnosis parameters that ensure higher process and product safety. HistoROM data management and Heartbeat Technology also provide a valuable contribution.

The Micropilot FMR60, FMR62 and FMR67 complete the portfolio of radar measurement devices. Endress+Hauser now has a combined radar competence of 113 GHz, and a device with the right radar frequency for every application, be it 1, 6, 26 or 80 GHz. The new Micropilots are the first 80 GHz radar devices developed in accordance with IEC 61508, therefore complying with the highest safety requirements.

100% compliance, 0% effort
Endress+Hauser is introducing its new thermometer with unique self-calibrating sensor technology at SPS IPC Drives. The hygienic iTHERM TrustSens thermometer is designed for users in the food & beverage and life sciences industries who require full compliance with FDA and/or GMP regulations. The thermometer, which will be available shortly, provides high process security and system availability through permanent inline self-calibration, eliminating the risk of inaccuracy during production.

Discovering what’s behind digitalization and IIoT
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is more than just hype. Digitalization and the high-grade connection of production units increase system availability and the efficiency of production, guaranteeing the ability to compete in the future. Through comprehensive manufacturing and business processes in combination with intelligent and self-monitoring measurement devices, Endress+Hauser is realizing automation solutions together with its customers that revolutionize and simplify production processes.

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#EmrEx17 Visual analytics software.

Integration between Seeq visual analytics software and Emerson Process Management offerings, and customer use cases of Seeq with Emerson automation system products, will be featured at the Emerson Global Users Exchange conference in Minneapolis (MN USA).

SeeqagEMREX17Examples of Seeq software integration with Emerson technologies include Fisher valves data, the DeltaV distributed control system (DCS), the Ovation DCS, and the Emerson Asset Management System (AMS). Seeq is enabling faster investigation of data collected from Emerson equipment and systems, resulting in better insights, sooner, for key scenarios such as asset optimization, operations excellence, and situation awareness.

“Seeq’s integration with Emerson’s DeltaV DCS and other systems enables Control Associates to provide our customers with faster access and insights on their process manufacturing data,” says Terry Spaeth, President of Control Associates. “We are excited to partner with Seeq to enable the type of data analytics these customers need for improved production, reliability, and business results.”

“We are very pleased to demonstrate our support for Emerson products, and look forward to helping our shared customers get even more value from their AMS, DCS and Fisher Valve investments,” comments Steve Sliwa, CEO and co-founder of Seeq Corporation. “Our continued support for key Emerson platforms and the Emerson Exchange user conference demonstrates our commitment to ensuring the success of our mutual customers.”

Seeq’s presence at the Emerson Global Users Exchange, in addition to the integration demonstrations with the hardware and software product groups, includes presenting in multiple sessions on predictive analytics and performance monitoring. These sessions include:

Data Analytics Strategy Combining DeltaV and Offline Instruments (3-14977) which presents insights on pharmaceutical engineers and scientists can leverage a data analytics strategy to improve operational insights. Presented Wednesday, Oct 4, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM – Room 103 A and Thursday, Oct 5, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM – Room 103 A

Using a streamlining analysis workflow to explore and visualize your data (1-15191), which presents insights and monitoring research from The University of Texas at Austin Divided Wall Column Technology (DWC). Presented Tuesday, Oct 3, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM – Room 102 EF and Thursday, Oct 5, 3:15 PM – 4:00 PM – Room 101 B

In the exhibit area, Seeq representatives will demonstrate updates to shared development work with the Fisher Valves business group to improve value analytics and insights.

Emerson and Seeq customers in the pharmaceutical, utility, and chemical industries have been using Seeq to gain visibility into plant performance using data from DeltaV, OSIsoft PI, Ovation, and other sources. Seeq has helped these customers get more value from the data they have in their process historians and other systems.

Customers with an interest in using Seeq with Emerson products should contact Seeq for information on Seeq Workbench and connectivity options. In Seeq’s most recent release, R18, new features enable support for the integration of structured data from SQL Server, MySQL, and CSV files—as well as the easy distribution of analyses to coworkers. This means data from these sources can be seamlessly integrated with Emerson DCS products for analytics and insights.

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#SPS17 Intelligent components and system solutions for digitization and networking.

Baumüller is presenting its exhibits for its main theme “Enabling Industry 4.0″ at SPS IPC Drives in hall 1 at booth 560 from November 28 to 30, 2017. The trade fair visitors will be able to see how Baumüller makes the smart digitization and networking of machines and systems possible for its customers with intelligent components and solutions, thus creating the successful connections and interfaces for Industry 4.0.

1_UbiquityAt the trade fair stand, Baumüller will show how Industry 4.0 generates added benefits through increased efficiency for the mechanical engineer in every phase of the value added chain. This allows the customers to develop new or expanded business models throughout the entire machine life cycle, starting with the project planning and engineering, to the commissioning and operation, to the service of the machines and systems.

Baumüller offers simulations for machine designs, Wizard-guided commissioning, secure remote maintenance as well as an integrated system for predictive maintenance and production optimization for this purpose. These solutions will be presented live at the Baumüller trade fair stand.

Simulation for a quick and safe market launch
Making machines and systems future-proof and tailor-made to applications requires time and experience and is an intensive engineering process. In order to shorten the development time and to launch the functionally-reliable machine on the market as quickly as possible, Baumüller works with simulations, such as MATLAB/Simulink. At the trade fair stand, Baumüller will use the example of automatization solutions for servo pumps and servo presses to show how simulation can be used to design and test the optimal drive and automatization components for different machines in the shortest of time. The data from these models is provided to the mechanical engineer in the project planning phase for the new machine. Alternatively, Baumüller takes care of the entire machine design for its customers, such as for presses, based on the model data from the mechanical engineer.

Once the machine is then planned specifically for the customer, it must undergo the practical test. Baumüller experts also work with simulations to optimize the application to be able to assess the interaction of the individual machine components in advance. In addition to significantly shortened development times, the customer also benefits from a faster and easier commissioning.

Secure remote maintenance: HMIs with pre-installed security software certified according to the BSI guideline
The networking of man, machine or sensors is increasing in the industrial sector. The innovations promote a highly efficient, intelligent and flexible production. However the thread of cyber criminality is rising with this trend. To protect industrial security, Baumüller offers a secure solution for the remote maintenance of machines and systems with Ubiquity: software products in the field of industrial remote maintenance, which has been certified according to IEC 62443-3-3 and meets the requirements of the basic protection catalog of the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI). The Ubiquity runtime environment is pre-installed in all Windows-based HMIs from Baumüller and can be connected with a domain.

With Ubiquity, Baumüller is providing its customers with an ability to communicate for process control and an option for easy and secure remote maintenance. The state of machines can thus be monitored worldwide and quickly responded to in a targeted manner if necessary. This capability of quick and accurate analysis, diagnostics, recommendations for action and troubleshooting saves time and money. Ubiquity thus increases the productivity and efficiency of machines.

The use of Ubiquity can be seen live at the Baumüller trade fair stand at SPS IPC Drives 2017. A machine on the Baumüller premises in Nuremberg can be operated via secure remote maintenance from the trade fair stand. Visitors will have full access to the machine that is several kilometers away. The machine operation can also be followed live via an implemented IP camera.

Produce flexibly thanks to smart networking
Two networked material handling and robot systems at the trade fair stand will show how production is optimized through networking. The palletizing process of the 3-axle material handling system and the welding of the robot occurs in one process. The communication occurs via a Euromap interface, which is standardized in the plastics industry. Both systems are complete solutions from Baumüller, from the control software to the drive. Baumüller thus shows how machine modules can be optimally automated for the respective production process and also flexibly automated depending on the application. The individual modules can easily be combined to form complete machines and systems or also integrated into new or existing systems.

In the system area, the focus is on component developments as well as innovations in software and visualization. Standardized databases, a wide range of field buses and open interfaces are the basis for flexible and efficient communication and networking. With the software modules from Baumüller, mechanical engineers and machine users benefit from pre-programmed comprehensive features, which simplify the commissioning of Baumüller considerably and thus help achieve a faster time-to-market and high level of error security. The modules can easily be incorporated in the programming interface of the respective control unit so that there is not any additional programming work.

Visitors can convince themselves of the intuitive operation of the Baumüller visualization and the advantages of web capability directly at the exhibits. The user can then conveniently access the visualization of the production data on a smartphone or tablet whenever needed.

BAUDIS IoT increases availability
An innovation in the field of service is BAUDIS IoT, a system for the process optimization and for the predictive maintenance of existing and new machines. This is an IoT-capable diagnostic and communication system that allows for a simple networking of machines and systems via the Internet and the intelligent analysis of data. BAUDIS IoT is the consistent enhancement of the BAUDIS diagnostic system developed by Baumüller, which has successfully been in use for more than 20 years. The networked version benefits from the long-standing field expertise of a successful system.

The system can be used independently of the manufacturer of the automation components and the sensors and therefore can easily be retrofitted and upgraded. It is therefore equally suitable for greenfield and brownfield plants, i.e. for the digitization of new and existing production facilities. BAUDIS IoT allows for the continuous monitoring of automatization, drive and machine components and shows their current statuses. It allows for data recording and analysis an the generation and issue of a recommended action. The evaluation always occurs with the latest available algorithms. The system is thus continuously made more intelligent and uses algorithms to develop independent solutions (machine learning). By avoiding production errors, productivity increases and does so automatically through a self-regulating process.

Trade visitors can obtain more detailed information about the topic of BAUDIS IoT from Norbert Süß, head of service and retrofitting at Baumüller, during the lecture ‘BAUDIS IoT – System for Predictive Maintenance and Production Optimization’ on November 30, 2017 at 2:20 pm at the trade fair forum of ZVEI in hall 3A-449.

Product Highlights
In close cooperation with mechanical engineers and pump manufacturers, Baumüller has developed a new servo pump software version that, among other things, achieves a higher part quality with a Wizard-guided commissioning and adaptive pressure control without intervention, thus lowering the initial costs. In addition, functionalities were expanded and self-controlling Industry 4.0 processes were implemented. The new version is now available for the servo inverter series b maXX 3000, b maXX 4000, for the stackable b maXX 5000 family and for b maXX 5500 mono units.

Upgrades in terms of performance and rotational speed in the high-torque series DST2 will be introduced in the motor portfolio. The motors were expanded to include the size 560 and are now available in six sizes. The DST2 560 meets the highest requirements in direct drive technology with a rated torque of up to 38,000 Nm and a maximum torque of up to 80,000 Nm. DST2 high-torque motors are now an optimal solution for numerous types of machines, from press to tool and plastics machines to ships, to name but a few examples. With one of the broadest offerings of motors on the market, in addition to different high-torque motors Baumüller also offers efficient and scalable servomotors as well as main drives in numerous versions and sizes.

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#SPS17 Smart automation software for any infrastructure.

COPA-DATA will attend SPS IPC Drives in Nuremberg, Germany from November 28-30. Joined by eight partners, the company will be demonstrating how the zenon software is able to lay the foundations for the city of the future right now. The company will be stationed in Hall 7, Booth 590.

CopaData_SmartCitiMore and more people are moving to the city – a trend that presents major hurdles. In order to prevent a shortage of resources and improve quality of life, the city of the future must be more efficient and more sustainable. At SPS IPC Drives, COPA-DATA will be exhibiting on how urban areas can start gearing up for these future challenges now.

The automation software zenon is highly cost-effective in this and can be easily integrated into existing systems. “With zenon we’re able to put the city of the future into effect now. No matter whether the task involves controlling local traffic, street lighting or waste disposal, zenon offers an efficient solution,” explains Andreas Zerlett, Sales Excellence Energy & Infrastructure / Smart City at COPA-DATA. SCADA-Automation will be supporting COPA-DATA as a partner at the trade fair on the theme of the ‘Smart City’.

Smart Business Solution for Production
Visitors will also find out all about ergonomic and dynamic process solutions for the automotive, energy and infrastructure, food and beverage and pharmaceutical sectors. As part of this, Smart Factory solutions play an important role in production. COPA-DATA will be showing how innovation works in practice: Filling and packaging systems manufacturer, KHS, is already using zenon as a standard. The software controls the production and visually processes the data collected.

At the COPA-DATA booth, the company will be showcasing how the innovative analysis of status data facilitates the predictive maintenance of machines. In terms of wear, for example, the solution is able to identity this early on, meaning that machine maintenance can be scheduled in advance. This will be live demonstrated by KHS at a bottle coating station. The COPA-DATA partners CaderaDesign, KÖHL Maschinenbau, KROPF SOLUTIONS, neogramm and SABO Mobile IT will also be showing visitors how they use zenon in practice.

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#HM17 Switching and control in hazardous areas.

For years electrical switching devices for hazardous areas have been a focus for Pepperl+Fuchs. For Hannover Fair the portfolio for electrical explosion protection was significantly expanded and updated.

Certified switches for panel mounting – many functions selectable
MAC0005903_rgb.jpg_ico500Pepperl+Fuchs delivers a large variety of products with many different types of protection and housing variants for machine control and electrical networks in hazardous areas.

Switches and push buttons for panel mounting
Of particular interest is the comprehensive line of switches, illuminated push buttons and emergency stop buttons. They are all characterized by their low mounting depth. The bayonet catch enables fast and secure installation in any switch panel. All switches are certified Ex e for installation in standard panels in hazardous area locations.

New in hazardous areas: Buzzers and flashing buzzers
Pepperl+Fuchs introduces new buzzers to hazardous locations. The buzzer provides visual and audible indication in the form of a flashing light and a loud audible alarm.

Disconnect- and Safety Switches
This line of switches ensures safe operation of motors and drives in explosion hazardous areas. Pepperl+Fuchs steps up with a completely new model range with protection rating Ex de. The tamper resistant safety switches feature three-way locking. All switches are available as 3, 4 and 6, pole versions with 16, 25, or 40 A in a GRP or stainless steel enclosure.

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#HM17 PI Releases new Process Automation Profile.

In process automation, rapid installation and easy operation of field devices are important user requirements – consistently across manufacturers. The PA Profile for PROFIBUS has already met these requirements for many years, proving itself in practice and gaining broad market acceptance in the area of process automation.

PIAs Industry 4.0 and IIoT continue to advance, Ethernet technology – and with it PROFINET – will become established in process automation. Therefore PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International) has developed a profile specification in the form of PA Profile 4.0 that is independent of the communication protocol.

All parameters and functions specified in PA Profile can be used via both PROFINET and PROFIBUS. To simplify the handling of field devices even further, the following options were created: availability of all diagnostics of the NAMUR NE107 specification through the use of Profile GSDs. In addition to the support for standard device parameters from the new version of NE131 that has been announced, the possibility of vendor-neutral device replacement will also be enabled.

The release of PA Profile is anticipated after a successful PI review in the middle of 2017.
Therefore, as part of the path to a fully Ethernet-based solution, PI is implementing another building block in PROFINET. Along with features like Configuration in Run that have already been implemented, or FDI, which was developed in cooperation with the FieldComm Group, PA Profile 4.0 was a missing piece of the puzzle in the Ethernet strategy for the process automation of PI and has now been completed. However, in order to be able to also serve industries like the oil and gas or chemical industries, it is necessary to establish further technical preconditions for Ethernet at the field level.

Longer cable distances, 2-wire technology, power supply via the bus, and intrinsic safety cannot yet be implemented in a standardized way with today’s Ethernet. PI will address these issues first so manufacturers are able to use PROFINET in all areas of process automation.

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#HM17 Baumüller presents networked automation solutions.

Baumüller displayed exhibits in line with the guiding theme of the trade fair “Integrated Industry – Creating Value” at the Hanover Trade Fair from April 24-28, 2017 in hall 14, stand H12. The visitors experienced the added value of Industry 4.0 solutions based on numerous features for smart production: from an integrated system for predictive maintenance to the web-capable visualization for quick commissioning and flexible adaptations in the production process.

Produce flexibly thanks to maximum networking
Baumueller_HM17Two networked material handling and robot systems at the trade fair stand showed how production can be optimized through networking. The palletizing process of the 3-axle material handling system and the welding of the robot occurs in one process. The communication occurs via a Euromap 67 interface. Both systems are complete solutions from Baumüller, from the control software to the drive. Baumüller thus shows how machine modules can be optimally automated for the production process and also flexibly automated depending on the application. The individual modules can easily be combined to form complete machines and systems or also integrated into new or existing systems.

In the system area, the focus was on component developments as well as innovations in software and visualization. Standardized databases, a wide range of field buses and open interfaces are the basis for flexible and efficient communication and networking. With the software modules from Baumüller, mechanical engineers and machine users benefit from pre-programmed comprehensive features, which simplify the commissioning of Baumüller considerably and thus help achieve a faster time-to-market and high level of error security. The modules can easily be incorporated in the programming interface of the respective control unit so that there is not any additional programming work.

Visitors can convince themselves of the intuitive operation of the Baumüller visualization and the advantages of web capability directly at the exhibits. The user can then conveniently access the visualization of the production data on a smartphone or tablet whenever needed.

In the service area, Baumüller offers networking via sensor-based machine monitoring that can be coupled by machinery manufacturers or users with different service models. The condition monitoring system improves the availability of machines and reduces the costs for service and maintenance. This solution is also presented at the trade fair booth as part of the overall package.

With the new generation of box PCs b maXX PCC04, Baumüller is providing a new scalable and versatile control platform to users. The industry PC offers a large amount of interfaces, is expandable and thus enables a flexible machine construction.

Remote maintenance: HMI with Security Software
The networking of man, machine or sensors is increasing in the industrial sector. The innovations promote a highly efficient, intelligent and flexible production. However the thread of cyber criminality is rising with this trend. To protect industrial security, Baumüller offers a secure solution for the remote maintenance of machines and systems with Ubiquity: The Ubiquity runtime environment is pre-installed in all Windows-based HMIs from Baumüller and can be connected with a domain.

With Ubiquity, Baumüller is providing its customers with an ability to communicate for process control and an option for easy and secure remote maintenance. The state of machines can thus be monitored worldwide and quickly responded to in a targeted manner if necessary. This capability of quick and accurate diagnostics and troubleshooting saves time and money. Ubiquity thus increases the productivity and efficiency of machines.

Service 4.0: Digitization Increases Availability
An innovation in the field of service is BAUDIS IoT, the predictive maintenance system with comprehensive possibilities. The networked system consists of a broad overview of sensors, a BAUDIS IoT box and software with big data algorithms. The data is recorded via local sensors on the drive. They record the motor state and can thus report bearing damage, for example. With the Baumüller solution, the recorded data is distributed via the BAUDIS IoT box. The system can be used independently of the manufacturer of the automation components and the sensors and therefore can easily be retrofitted.

BAUDIS IoT, actually used for predictive maintenance, creates far greater added value through big data analysis. In general, machine and system availability in production is thus maximized through planned maintenance measures for all kinds of electric drive systems.

But BAUDIS IoT can do much more than that. The big data analysis used for the servicing can also be used to optimize processes. Since the system provides a warning in cases of need, the monitoring can be used to optimize the rate increases and load limits of the production systems without damaging the systems. The networking of plants and locations to one evaluation unit also allows for comparisons, which is another added benefit. The long-term collection and evaluation of data allows for the drive specialist to detect and implement optimization potential more effectively. The evaluation always occurs with the latest available algorithms. The system is thus continuously made more intelligent and increases productivity through self-regulating processes in order to avoid production errors.

Product Highlights
Using the example of a foil bag machine, which is automated by Baumüller engineering specialists and is equipped with a complete Baumüller system from the control unit to the drive, the automation and drive manufacturer shows how machine modules can be optimally automated for the individual application and easily projected into complete machines and systems.

The servomotor series DSH, which impresses as a derivative of the compact servomotor series DSC with an extremely low detent torque, has been on the market since the end of 2016. In combination with the Baumüller drive technology, the DSH is suitable for applications that require very high precision and optimal control accuracy.

Upgrades in terms of performance and rotational speed in the servo motors DS2 and the high-torque series DST2 will be introduced in the motor portfolio. With one of the broadest offerings of motors on the market, in addition to different high-torque motors Baumüller also offers efficient and scalable servomotors as well as main drives in numerous versions and sizes.

There are also new arrivals in the areas of drive technology. The b maXX 5800 can control up to six axes independently from one another. For example, gantry axes can be controlled within one computer unit. This means that this solution does not require field bus communication between the axes and enables extremely fast communication and response times of 62.5 µs. The dead times of field bus communication as well as following errors are omitted and dynamics and accuracy are increased.

Another product highlight is the intelligent local servo drive b maXX 2500. With the b maXX 2500, Baumüller has combined its proven b maXX 3300 converter series with the robust DSD2, DSC and DSP1 servo motors, thereby creating a compact drive with integrated electronics for the high-end range. The b maXX 2500 offers integrated safety technology and can be flexibly integrated into networked drive structures via a large number of supported fieldbus systems.

Lifecycle management 4.0 worldwide
In addition to developing and manufacturing automation components, Baumüller as a corporate group also covers numerous services for machine and systems construction as well as for machine operators. Starting with the project planning, design and commissioning all the way to maintenance, retrofitting and relocation, Baumüller offers support throughout the entire life cycle of machines and systems.

Mechanical engineers and machine operators at the Hanover Trade Fair had the opportunity to be consulted by service experts from the Baumüller subsidiaries Nürmont and the Baumüller repair facility on such topics as manufacturer-independent repair, servicing, relocation and installation. With over 40 branches worldwide, Baumüller is a globally reliable service partner with decades of local worldwide experience.

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