Circuit Breaker Analysis
Circuit Breaker Analyzer Inc.’s Circuit Breaker Analyzer application (CBAnalyzer) for Windows 7-compatible tablets and personal computers helps customers avoid unplanned downtime and confirm arc-flash calculations based on trip times without the need to modify existing equipment or remove it from service. The app also allows users to operate the breaker in any sequence desired, including trip, charge or close. The vibration data created by the breaker operation is captured, displayed locally against previous tests and analyzed via a Web-based application to identify potential problems based on vibration signature and the model of the breaker under test. Data saved to the online accounts can be used for equipment management, trending and further analysis options, including specialized issue diagnosis.
Circuit Breaker Analyzer Inc.
Aerial Cable Systems
Hendrix Wire & Cable Inc.’s Aerial Cable Systems (ACS) is a viable alternative for 15-kV to 46-kV overhead covered conductor installations where reliability has been a concern and is ideal for handling tough applications like substation exits, underbuilds and long spans or environmentally sensitive areas like coastal or heavily wooded installations. Hendrix is offering new ways to decrease circuit design time, improve process efficiency during installation and lower overall costs. By using its own field apps, FieldCOM and FieldENG, Hendrix is reducing circuit design and proposal times to three weeks. The apps are the industry’s fastest, most comprehensive way to capture data and design aerial cable systems. Rapid cycle times for product and delivery expedite the process even more. The Hendrix ACS initiative also offers custom lengths so customers purchase only what is needed.
Hendrix Wire & Cable Inc.
Computer-aided Protection Software
Electrocon International, the full-service developer and marketer of CAPE software for protection system simulation and data management, released CAPE 14, the next-generation version of Electrocon’s CAPE family of computer-aided protection software. Supporting the system protection function within electric power utilities, CAPE is used by transmission, distribution and generation companies, as well as electrical engineering firms in more than 50 countries on six continents. CAPE offers extensive tools for detailed relay modeling that help engineers manage voluminous and complex network data, uncover potential problems and examine alternative solutions.
Network Management Software
Moxa, a global provider of communication infrastructure solutions supporting the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), announced the next generation of its MXstudio network management software suite. The new MXstudio V2.1 helps drive down industrial network infrastructure costs and increase uptime through simplified network installation and configuration, intuitive and visualized network management and maintenance and quick troubleshooting capabilities. MXstudio has been deployed in industrial networks worldwide to automatically detect network devices, provide real-time availability monitoring, display topological representation of networks, generate event logs and even provide virtual panel displays to indicate real-time status of device ports. Existing users will be able to upgrade to V2.1 for free. A fully operational trial version is also available for free download, and it includes a demo network so the functions can be tested without requiring live connections.