The Fluke 154 is a standalone tablet based HART® communication tool. The tablet configured with the “FlukeHART” mobile app uses a wireless HART modem that connects directly to the HART transmitter being tested or configured. When the Fluke 154 Communicator is combined with a Fluke 750 Series Documenting Process Calibrator or a 720 Series Multifunction Process Calibrator, a complete HART calibration and configuration solution is created. The 154 puts HART device configuration at the technician’s fingertips. An Androidà¢â€ž- based tablet user interface makes HART configuration easy. The external wireless modem allows the modem to be connected to the transmitter being tested so the technician can communicate to the device remotely. HART transmitters can often be found in confined spaces that are difficult to access, or are out of reach.
Current Collector for Energy Storage Devices
The new En’ Safe® range delivers more efficient stationary energy storage, both for home markets with batteries and solar panels in households, as well as markets on which large global electric grid operators are present. En’ Safe components provide a concrete solution to manufacturers of lithium-Ion batteries to increase their batteries life time by 20 percent. The new En’ Safe current collectors feature a specific coating for lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries. En’ Safe films can be customized to meet the needs of customers: specific current collector depending on battery type (lithium-ion or supercapacitors) and method of production. Armor is testing new ranges of components for supercapacitors among several clients and is continuing R&D.
4G LTE Connection Kit
Moxa, a manufacturer of communications and networking equipment for industrial automation, is offering a new solution to connect sensors and devices to a management platform or database over 4G LTE wireless networks. Now available in North and South America, the new Moxa 4G LTE Jump Start Kit addresses two key pain points when connecting operations to the Industrial Internet of Things-collecting data from industrial devices and transmitting that data in an efficient format to a cloud-connected platform. It contains everything a system integrator or OEM needs to establish the necessary connectivity for industrial operations and sites, including: an easily-programmed Modbus data logger with built-in 4G LTE communications, a Modbus gateway that connects to most commercially-available PLCs and RTUs, and an I/O module to collect analog and digital sensor data. The core of the 4G LTE Jump Start Kit is a programmable Modbus data logger that runs Debian Linux and is powered by a 1 GHz ARm7 processor.
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Inc. (SEL) announced a new addition to its recloser control family. Designed for distribution automation (DA) systems, the new SEL-651RA Recloser Control provides advanced protection and communications for 14-pin reclosers. The SEL-651RA Recloser Control offers second-harmonic blocking, rate of change of frequency (ROCOF) elements, synchrophasor measurements and optional high-impedance fault detection, using SEL’s patented arc-sense technology (AST). It also includes 128-samples-per-cycle event reporting for more detailed event analysis. Customers can integrate the SEL-651RA into Ethernet or serial-based communications networks using standard DNP3 and Modbus or optional IEC 61850 protocols. The SEL-651RA comes standard with three independent EIA-232 serial ports, one USB port, and one copper Ethernet port.
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Inc.