The PowerView 8000 Series of operator interfaces are said to provide an enhanced, easy to use, and intuitive development package, ViewBuilder 8000. This series directly replaces the current version. The series provides four LCD sizes to fit different applications, 5.6-in. QVGA, 8.0-in. VGA, 10.4-in. VGA, and now 12.1-in. SVGA. All units have vibrant 65K Color TFT LCD displays with analog resistive touchscreens. The ViewBuilder 8000 software provides increased functionality including, advanced object libraries, historical and real time trending, alarm and recipe management, Windows True Font multi-language text display, support for BMP, JPG and GIF files, as well as online and offline simulation.
Nematron, (734) 214-2000, www.nematron.com
Pressure transducers deliver in harsh environments
The high-accuracy PX41 Series heavy-duty pressure transducers are rugged, low cost output units for industrial applications and have a FM approved Intrinsically Safe rating standard. Ten-feet (three meters) of four conductor shielded cable is standard. Constructed completely in stainless steel, they reportedly suit the harshest environments. A twist-lock connector is available with the wide selection of amplified and current output models in the PX41 series. The PX41 Series is available in gage, sealed gage, absolute pressure, and a special MSHA approved model is available.
Omegadyne, (740) 965-9340, www.omegadyne.com
Asset management software optimizes maintenance processes
The iSense software suite is a tool for maintenance, documentation and management of pH and Dissolved Oxygen (DO) sensors. With the software, sensors used in the process are said to be highly accurate, more reliable and become significantly more cost-efficient to maintain. Based on proprietary Intelligent Sensor Management (ISM) technology, the software offers measurement loops for field operation that allow users of process analytical equipment to run their processes using intelligent sensors that are able to provide sensor-specific, real-time status information.
Mettler-Toledo Ingold, www.mt.com, (781) 301-8808
Gas detection system functions in range of climates
The SafEye Xenon 800 Gas Detection System detects a wide range of hydrocarbons over an open path of up to 120 meters. Resistant to false alarms and poisoning, it said to operate well in an extremely wide range of climates. A unique combination of triple optics and dual-spectrum sensor allows the system to maintain operational integrity in up to 90% signal obscuration.
MSA, (877) MSA-INST, www.msanorthamerica.com
Gas pressure regulators provide accuracy, bubble-tight shut-off
This line of gas pressure regulators is designed with advanced features that are said to provide superior accuracy and long–term reliable operation. The regulators feature accuracies of ±1% of full scale, as well as compact design, low noise and wide rangeability. The regulators are available in body sizes of 1-in. to 10-in. They boast true top-entry design, which provides for ease of maintenance in all models and sizes, and bubble tight shut-off, for environmental responsibility. The large rangeability designed into these regulators provides for quieter operation and lower pressure drop through the regulator.
Pietro Fiorentini, (888) 618-8787, www.fiousa.com
Supervision software gathers data after configuring a single control loop
The wizard builder creates connection wizards for communication between process controllers (DCSs and PLCs) and PC-based software. PlantTriage performance supervision software uses thiswizard technology. To analyze an entire plant, you must first connect to hundreds of data sources in the plant control system. After configuring a single control loop, the wizard builder uses its intelligence about specific control systems to automatically poll the control system for the data it needs. The wizard builder is said to reduce configuration time by up to 90% and practically eliminates address configuration errors.
ExperTune, (262) 369 7711, www.planttriage.com