Commander single-loop process controllers offers simple to highly advanced control strategies, and can withstand harsh environments. Panel configurations include 1/16, 1/8, and 1/4 DIN; 3 x 6-in. units and a wall/pipe mount. Most models can be configured using ABB Commander PC software. All can be linked to a central PLC or SCADA system using the Modbus protocol.
Moore Industries' ¼-DIN 555 controller sets up easily to handle flow proportional, residual and compound loop control with lag times and dechlorination with sulfur dioxide. The front panel is NEMA 4X-rated for protection from water and corrosion. Available models provide RS-485 communications for interfacing with digital DCS, PLC and PC-based SCADA systems.
Modular Controller series PID modules from Red Lion Controls support ramp/soak control. It provides multi-zone PID control, data acquisition and I/O for PC, DCS or PLC control systems, while integrating data logging and advanced alarm management. With Crimson 2.0 software, users can integrate multi-segment temperature profiling for complex processes.
Red Lion Controls
SCADAPack 300 series of PLCs feature 32-bit processing, high-speed LAN and USB communication, and advanced power-saving features. These compact and powerful controllers have an integrated power supply, analog and digital I/O, and use Modbus and DNP3 protocols. They are programmable in TelePACE Studio Relay Ladder Logic, IEC 61131-3 and multitasking C/C++.
UTAdvanced hybrid controller combines PID control with standard, no-cost, embedded Ladder sequence control. The new feature supports 84 Ladder commands, 24 DIO points, four analog inputs and three analog outputs, and allows up to 400 Ladder steps that can be programmed and run with the PID control. Communication platforms include Ethernet, Profibus-DP and RS485.
Yokogawa Corporation of America
Advantech's Adam-6022 is an Ethernet-enabled, dual-loop PID controller for general purpose PID control applications. A utility software is included for users to set PID parameters (Pv, Mv and Sv). Through the integrated web page, users can monitor and change the control set point via a web browser. Adam-6022 also supports Modbus/TCP protocol.
Rosemount TankRadar Rex and Pro tank gauging system now includes Smart Wireless functionality. A Smart Wireless THUM Adapter is easily installed on existing HART field instruments to free up previously inaccessible diagnostics and process information. It provides the wireless interface between the TankRadar Rex or TankRadar Pro radar gauge and the TankMaster inventory software or host/DCS system via WirelessHART.
Emerson Process Management
TopView v6.7 alarm management software suite features SMS notification via GSM modem, SQL Server alarm logging and alarm history integration with the alarm displays. Users can receive notification and acknowledge alarms and acknowledge them via their mobile phones using SMS text messages over a GSM cellular network. This alarm history can feed TopView Alarm Reports as well as third-party reporting and querying activity.
SCM5B isoLynx SLX200 DAQ system implements standard Modbus RTU and TCP protocols for communication with existing third-party software drivers and HMI/SCADA packages. The flexible, modular design of SLX200 combines a 6- or 12-channel I/O controller base system and optional 8- or 16-channel expansion backplanes for either panel or DIN rail-mounting. Certified by Modbus IDA and OPC-compatible.
The handheld Fluke 810 can diagnose the most common mechanical problems of unbalance, looseness, misalignment and bearing failures in a variety of mechanical equipment. It identifies the problem, and rates its severity on a four-level scale to help the maintenance professional prioritize maintenance tasks. It also recommends repairs. Context-sensitive on-board help menus provide new users with real-time guidance and tips. Shipping in April 2010.
Turck’s BIM-UNR magnetic cylinder position sensor is a miniature sensor designed to mount in C-groove cylinders with no accessories required. Its 2.9 mm x 4.6 mm x 18 mm footprint makes it one of the most compact sensors on the market. BIM-UNR sensor also incorporates a 1.5 mm hexagon mounting screw that requires only a quarter-turn to securely mount the sensor. It is immune to EMC interference in accordance with EN 60947-5-2.f
PCI-1220U is a two-axis motion control card for stepping and pulse-type servo motors with hardware-controlled linear and circular axis interpolation. It has programmable T/S-curve acceleration/deceleration rates, constant speed control, hand wheel and jog functions, up to 4 Mpps output for each axis, 1 MHz encoder input for each axis, two encoder pulse input types, and position management and software limit switch functions.