Motor control solutions REF : MMPR 491


RockwellxBenefits to the industry: By combining a smaller footprint and full, comprehensive type testing with enhanced total cost of ownership, Rockwell Automation has addressed customer needs and growing worldwide demand for factory-ready, space-, energy- and cost-efficient motor control solutions with the Centerline 2 500 Motor Control Center (MCC).

Available fully assembled with a factory-installed, preconfigured and validated EtherNet/IP network infrastructure, Centerline 2 500 MCCs can also exploit the company’s global manufacturing facilities in conjunction with its FasTrak delivery program, meaning that users can have a fully operational Motor Control Center installed and operating much quicker than before.

In addition to the programming and networking infrastructure, the user interface can also be preconfigured, so the system is truly plant-floor ready when delivered. Thanks to this extensive pre-configuration and pre-testing program, users have the potential to save up to 90% on development, commissioning and installation time.

In operation, Centerline MCCs with IntelliCENTER software offer much more straightforward integration with controllers, such as Allen-Bradley ControlLogix and Allen-Bradley CompactLogix programmable automation controllers.


Sharp focus REF : MMPR 490


FlukexBenefits to the industry: New Fluke infrared camera lenses bring the temperature variances of even near-microscopic or far-distant objects into sharp focus. The 4x telephoto lens, which is compatible with Fluke TiX560, TiX520, Ti400, Ti300, and Ti200 infrared cameras, helps identify problems in power utilities as small as a failed splice on a high electrical line while keeping technicians safely on the ground.

In applications like petrochemical and metals refinement where explosive atmospheres, extreme heat, or dangerous electrical levels make keeping a safe distance critical, the telephoto lens makes distant details more viewable while keeping workers at a safer distance.

Chute ‘em up

Benefits to the industry: Weba chute are designed using a sophisticated 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) programme. The process begins with a thorough site visit whereby Weba Chute Systems ascertains the exact requirements of the client by means of interviews with its operational and engineering teams. Thus the optimum design is derived at and tested using a combination of sound engineering tools, substantial practical knowledge and Discrete Element Method (DEM) simulation as a verification tool.

It is important to factor in the operation’s unique product specifications and data, belt width, belt speed, material sizes and shape and throughput as well as the plant layout, including the position of belt scrapers and dust suppression/extraction systems. The comapny take a holistic approach towards chute design, which encapsulates both the entry and exit points, as well as the control of the flow, volume and velocity of the material being transferred at all times.

Driven generators Ref: MMPR 445

Benefits to the industry: Renttech South Africa’s growth trajectory is continuing. The company’s portfolio of industrial equipment includes a wide range of generators, which, given the current power crisis, are becoming increasingly sought-after. This is particularly true of Renttech’s new range of diesel-driven generators, which meet both domestic and commercial/industrial demands. Renttech’s diesel-driven generators range from 10kva up to 250kva, and include an extra heavy-duty ‘rental spec’ series for extreme conditions.

Super sieve Ref: MMPR 444

Benefits to the industry: While the progressive range of Fritsch sieve shakers (Analysette 3 or 18) covers any eventuality and is designed to meet all the requirements of a modern day laboratory with sieving results that can be integrated into test equipment in accordance with ISO 9000, there is a much faster alternative. The super compact Fritsch Analysette 22 MicroTec laser sizer available through Labotec is able to provide results in under two minutes. In addition, there are more distinct advantages over the traditional sieving methods, which may outweigh the additional cost implications.

Fully rugged notebook Ref: MMPR 443

Benefits to the industry: Getac rugged mobile computing solutions X500 fully rugged notebook, available through Intdev internet technologies features an Intel Core i7-620M processor, 15.6” TFT LCD FHD with Getac QuadraClear sunlight readable display, optional NVIDIA GeForce GT330M 1GB discrete graphic controller and multimedia bay and PCI/PCle expansion unit.

Optional accessories include backpack, battery charger, stylus and tether, vehicle dock, AC adapter and much, much more. Getac recommends Windows 7 for operation.

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