Valve Controllers Get Software Upgrade

Emerson has enhanced the software for its Fisher Fieldvue DVC6200 series digital valve controllers, which are now available for use in applications that employ PLCs and Profibus communications as the dominant protocol. It has also been tested and integrated for use with multiple Field Device Tool (FDT) host systems. The Fieldvue DVC6200p digital valve controller with Device Type Manager (DTM) software supports control valve startup, commissioning and diagnostic activities.

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Gear Monitoring System Collects Vital Data

Siemens has unveiled Flender Gearlog—its digital measurement technology for gear sets, allowing the capture of values relating to rotational speed, torque, temperature and in future versions, vibration using special sensors. Flender Gearlog comprises a software solution linked to a hardware component and sensor equipment. Measurement results are logged, saved and digitally depicted in compressed form. Operators are able to visualize the results at any time or access them as a dataset. The full transparency of operating data provided by the system enables it to be used to identify possible sources of damage, capacity reserves and overloading for the measured gear.

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Skid Steer Track Kits Improve Mobility

Camso (formerly Camoplast Solideal) offers over-the-tire rubber tracks (OTT HXD) designed to give wheeled skid steer machines up to five times more ground flotation than with conventional pneumatic tires. The OTT HXD design includes an embedded iron core and an engineered wing profile to keep the tracks securely attached to the tires and avoid de-tracking on tough terrain. An internal traction rib maximizes the fit between the track and the tire tread, so the tracks run efficiently without slippage and undue wear on the tire tread or sidewall. According to the vendor, by taking on the load when the ground surface is treacherous, OTT tracks can actually extend the life of standard tires. Camso, based in Québec, Canada, said it has designed the tracks for easy-on, easy-off installation in as little as 20 minutes.

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