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iDTRONIC’s Cylindrical Reader M30 UHF

Press Release of iDTRONIC GmbH

Cylindrical Reader M30 UHF

Product Update: New Interface with CANbus (SAE J1939 or CANopen)

The Cylindrical Reader M30 UHF is a read and write device from the iDTRONIC BLUEBOX line.

The reader now utilizes CANbus connection (SAE J1939 or CANopen) to enhance the existing RS-232 and RS-485 interfaces.

INTERFACE OPTIONS FOR VARIOUS CONNECTIONS

The reader has a variety of interface solutions for easy integration into existing systems. The RS-232 COM interface is a serial port ideally suited for connection to monitors, POS terminals, measuring instruments, or printers. The RS-485 interface is an asynchronous serial connection for data communication over long distances. It is a bidirectional bus system that may be operated with up to 128 devices on one bus.

The Cylindrical Reader M30 UHF is now available with the additional CANbus (SAE J1939 or CANopen) interface option. The serial CANbus system enables data exchange between several control units. This has applications in motor vehicles, shipping, or air freight. This interface eliminates the need for long cables. The SAE J1939 network protocol is used for the transmission of diagnostic data and control information. The CANopen connection is a communication protocol which is mainly used in automation processes. Complex devices may be networked with it.

EXCELLENT TECHNICAL PREREQUISITES FOR YOUR APPLICATION

The reader has a 10 – 36 volt power supply. The output line supports up to 27 dBm / 500 mW. The power can be regulated from 10 dBm in 1 dBm steps. The reader is, therefore, ideally suited for high-performance devices within various applications.

HIGH READING RANGES DUE TO INTEGRATED CIRCULAR ANTENNA

The Cylindrical Reader M30 UHF is equipped with an internal, circular antenna. The antenna has a strength of -8 dBi, achieving a high reading range of up to 50 centimetres.

ULTRA-HIGH FREQUENCY WITH A VARIETY OF SUPPORTED TAGS

The reader is standard equipped with the UHF frequency 865 – 868 MHz (ETSI).
Optionally, the reader may also be operated with an FCC frequency of 902 – 928 MHz. Both frequencies support the ISO 18000-6C standard (EPC Class 1 Generation 2) with Alien Higgs 2/3/4, Impinj Monza, NXP UCODE tags, as well as many more.

A user-friendly software development kit (SDK) and configuration tool, for Windows operating systems, are provided as well as an operating system-independent command protocol.
Further adjustments to the firmware and hardware are possible on request and project basis.

APPLICATION EXAMPLE: IDENTIFICATION OF ATTACHMENTS

The BLUEBOX Cylindrical Reader M30 UHF is ideally suited for the identification and automatic configuration of attachments in agricultural machinery, construction machinery, or municipal multifunction vehicles. The RFID reader is mounted close to the holding points of the vehicle’s attachments and identifies various external attachments. These may include excavator shovels, sweepers, ice sliders or drills, which are all equipped with an RFID transponder. The attached transponders contain all necessary configuration data about the attachment part. After the readout process, the corresponding data is forwarded to the central control system via the CANbus interface.

Example 1:
Construction site vehicles require a variety of additional equipment to meet the requirements of the modern construction industry. Thanks to the cylindrical design of the reader and the IP67 protection class, the reader is ideally suited for the requirements of such harsh environments. In addition to its resistance to environmental influences, the simple integration of the existing CANbus interface was also considered during development. Thanks to the standardized interface and UHF technology, the attachments may be identified and adjusted immediately.

Example 2:
The demands of a fast harvest with high yields increase from year to year in the agricultural industry. Thanks to modern technology, today’s agricultural vehicles can take on a variety of tasks and thus meet these ever-demanding requirements. However, due to the multitude of possibilities, the systems are also becoming more and more complex. Automated identification systems should take over the configuration of the various attachments so that users do not require extensive training to operate the vehicles. An important component for this is iDTRONIC’s BLUEBOX Cylindrical Reader M30 UHF. Thanks to the standardized UHF RFID (ISO18000-6C / EPC Class 1 Generation 2) transmission standard and a reading range of up to 50cm, the various tools can be identified easily.

iDTRONIC“s SPECIAL TAGS FOR USE IN HARSH ENVIRONMENTS

Equipment and Logistics Tag: Confidex Ironside Micro
Thanks to its IP68 protection class, it is perfectly suited for use on fields or construction sites. It withstands temperatures from -35 °C to +85 °C without any problems. The tag can be used on all materials and is also especially suitable for installation on metallic substrates.

On Metal Tag: Xerafy MicroX II
This tag is durable and suitable for demanding applications, such as those found on construction sites. It has been specially developed for use on metallic surfaces. The material has a long service life and can withstand temperature fluctuations without any issues.

You can find further information about our presented devices on our website:
https://www.en.idtronic-rfid.com/

Contact Person for Product Inquiries

Mr Patrick Kochendörfer
Senior Product Manager
– Professional RFID –
Tel.: +49 621 66900 94 – 21
E-mail: patrick.kochendoerfer@idtronic.de

Contact Person for Media Requests

Ms Maria Mahler
Marketing Manager
– Professional RFID –
Tel.: +49 621 66900 94 – 11
E-mail: maria.mahler@idtronic.de

iDTRONIC Professional RFID, a leading manufacturer on the AutoID market, develops, manufactures and sells high end RFID products. RFID devices from iDTRONIC guarantee a fast and safe identification of moving and non-moving items.

We offer RFID hardware for all common standards and frequencies including, LF125kHz, HF13.56MHz and UHF865 – 928 MHz.

Our product portfolio fits perfectly the needs of system integrators.

iDTRONIC Professional RFID offers:
Industrial-grade RFID readers, writers and gates
RFID antennas for stationary, mobile and embedded readers
Handheld computers and data collectors with integrated RFID
Embedded RFID modules and readers
RFID desktop readers and writers
Special RFID tags
Thanks to a strong technical team for development and support we are able to develop and offer high-end RFID products which guarantee to our customers:

Innovative design
High performance
Reliable quality
Fast time-to-market
Excellent value
Located in Ludwigshafen, Germany and close to Frankfurt International Airport we are easily accessible for our international customers.

Contact
iDTRONIC GmbH
Maria Mahler
Donnersbergweg 1
67059 Ludwigshafen
Phone: 0621
Fax: 6690094-11
E-Mail: mm@idtronic.de
Url: https://www.en.idtronic-rfid.com

Electric Electronics

Optical splice enclosures configurator by tde: Visualization ensures selection safety

tde – trans data elektronik expands online configurator with product visualization

Optical splice enclosures configurator by tde: Visualization ensures selection safety

(Source: tde – trans data elektronik GmbH)

Dortmund/Germany, 30th October 2018. tde – trans data elektronik GmbH has visualized its successful optical splice enclosures configurator. For this purpose the network expert has integrated high-resolution photos of all distribution types and adapters. Thanks to intuitive and simplified user guidance, customers get fast and individual configurations. A selection bar shows the progress of the configuration process and allows customers to make changes and adjustments at any time. The visual support makes it possible to configure the splice enclosures more precisely, safely and error-free. The extended optical splice enclosures configurator is now available at https://www.tde.de/konfigurator/spleissbox/ .

The optical splice enclosures configurator, which has been extended by product visualization, is based on the product database of tde’s own CrossMediaPublishing system. In terms of operability, tde relies on the proven concept of its fibre optic configurator: in three steps, customers can configure perfectly fitting and plausible splice and breakout boxes with a wide variety of components. From ST to E2000 connectors, all common fibre optic connector faces are possible. First, customers choose the distributor type: 19-inch rack mount enclosures, wall-mount enclosures, sub rack or DIN rail modules from the tBL and tDF ranges are available. After the decision for a splice or breakout application, the second step follows the assembly according to the criteria fibre type, optical fibre coupling type and pigtails. Customers benefit from the new, improved visualization: tde has marked the OM classes according to the officially standardized color. The adapters can be enlarged by clicking on them and show a high-resolution image. Once the appropriate number of adapters has been selected, the finished configuration can be equipped with an optional extra, depending on the product. An intelligent test system ensures that users can only create plausible and error-free configurations.

„We always offer our customers the highest quality standards in all areas – for products as well as for services. We already visualized our fibre optic patch and trunk cable configurator a few months ago. The reaction of our customers was consistently positive. We are therefore pleased to make our visualized optical splice enclosures configurator available to them,“ says Andre Engel, Managing Director of tde.

The online tool displays all configuration steps and the installed components in a selection bar. This allows customers to make changes and adjustments at any time. Once users have completed the configuration, it is possible to generate a data sheet on which all the technical parameters of the installed components are listed in detail. At the same time, the desired configuration can be included in a watch list at the push of a button and then sent directly as a request to the tde sales office. The latter can react very fast to requests, eliminating the need for time-consuming enquiries.

tde makes its revised optical splice enclosures configurator available at https://www.tde.de/konfigurator/spleissbox/.

About tde – trans data elektronik GmbH

For more than 25 years the tde – trans data elektronik GmbH, an internationally successful company, has specialised in the development and production of scalable cabling systems for highest packing density. The nuclear research centre CERN relies on the know-how of the leading company in multi-fibre technics (MPO) as well. The company“s portfolio „Made in Germany“ contains complete system solutions with a focus on Plug-and-play for high speed applications in the field of datacom, telecom, industry, medical and defence. tde offers both planning and installation services through its own service department and supports the „European Code of Conduct“ when it comes to energy efficiency in data centres. For more information, visit www.tde.de

Company-Contact
tde – trans data elektronik
André Engel
Prinz-Friedrich-Karl-Str. 46
44135 Dortmund
Phone: +49 231 160480
E-Mail: info@tde.de
Url: http://www.tde.de

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Frauke Schütz
Maximilianstraße 50
86150 Augsburg
Phone: +49 – (0)821 – 45 08 79 – 16
E-Mail: fs@epr-online.com
Url: http://www.epr-online.com

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For maximum fire safety: Cca and B2ca fibre optic cables from Draka

Cable manufacturer Draka offers market-leading portfolio of fire protection cables in accordance with EU Construction Products Regulation (CPR)

For maximum fire safety: Cca and B2ca fibre optic cables from Draka

The loose tube cable N09 meets the requirements of fire protection class B2ca certified. (Source: Draka, Brand of the Prysmian Group)

Cologne, October 18, 2018. Since July 1, 2017, power, control and communication cables in buildings have been covered by EU Standard 50575 of the Construction Products Regulations (CPR). This is the first time that the EU has laid down uniform regulations for cables and wires for fire classes (including Cca and B2ca) and test methods. Because their fire properties are also an important factor for fire safety. In order to comply with the new regulations, cable specialist Draka, part of Prysmian Group, offers companies a complete range of high fire safety CPR Cca and B2ca certified fibre optic cables with up to 144 fibres. The portfolio includes the non-metallic, gel-filled central loose tube cables U-DQ(ZN)BH in Cca and B2ca as well as the non-metallic stranded gel-filled loose tube cables U-DQH & U-DQ(ZN)BH in Cca and B2ca for indoor and outdoor use. Combining high water resistance, 144 fibres count and high mechanical strength with maximum fire protection, Draka cables are industry-leading.

„When the European regulatory authorities or associations recommended the new fire classes Cca and B2ca as minimum requirements for many construction types (for instance ZVEI in Germany recommends Cca for offices, schools, underground parking and B2ca for hospitals, escape routes, server rooms, tunnels) under the Construction Products Regulations (CPR), fibre optic cable manufacturers faced a new challenge,“ says Tayfun Eren, Product Manager at Draka, Prysmian Group. „The cable solutions available on the market shortly after the new regulation came into force were not yet able to meet the demanding fire protection classes. Cable manufacturers had to develop new solutions,“ Eren continues.

Draka’s response to the new regulation is a full range of Cca and B2ca certified products. U-DQ(ZN)BH & U-DQH cables, the E22 central tube and the stranded loose tubes N10 and N14 meet the requirements of fire protection class Cca. E25, N09, N11 an N13 are B2ca certified. All cable types of the E- and N-series are gel filled, non-metallic and available with up to 144 fibres. They are water-proof and protect against bending/physical effects. N14/N09/N13 also offer high rodent resistance. Due to their non-metallic nature, they are easy to install. Both ranges are suitable for indoor and outdoor use.

Other alternatives are available on the market, including dry and metal armoured solutions. Compared to Draka’s gel-filled, metal-free fiber optic cables, companies must compromise on watertightness and mechanical strength when using dry cables. Metal armoured cables are difficult to install for indoor cabling.

The EN 50575 standard

Since 1 July, 2017 the EN 50575 standard has been mandatory for cables and wires. It concerns fire classification and test methods for cables used in buildings. The EU standard is based on the new Construction Products Regulation (CPR), which has been in force since 2013, for products that remain permanently in a building. With EN 50575, which came into force, the previous fire classes for cables A1, A2, B1, B2 and B3 were replaced by seven new classes Aca, B1ca, B2ca, Cca, Dca, Eca and Fca. Power cables, communication and control cables for permanent installation in buildings are tested for energy content, flame spread, smoke generation, acidity, heat release and drop formation (burning drops of plastic materials that contribute to fire propagation) and classified accordingly.

Prysmian Group is the world market leader in power and telecommunications cables and systems. With more than 140 years of experience, sales of over 11 billion euros (pro forma as of December 31, 2017) and around 30,000 employees in 50 countries and 112 plants, the Group is strongly positioned in high-tech markets and supplies a highly comprehensive range of products, services, technology and know-how. In the energy sector, Prysmian Group is active in underground cables and deep sea cabling and systems, special cables for applications in many different industrial sectors and medium and low voltage cables for the construction and infrastructure industry. For the telecommunications sector, the Group manufactures cables and accessories for the voice, video and data transmission industry and offers a complete range of optical fibers, fiber optic and copper cables as well as connection systems. Prysmian is a Milan listed company listed in the FTSE MIB Index.
More information: http://www.prysmiangroup.com

Company-Contact
Draka/Prysmian Group
Marc-Oliver Hentschel
Piccoloministraße 2
51063 Köln
Phone: +49 (0)221 6770
E-Mail: kontakt@prysmiangroup.com
Url: http://www.prysmiangroup.com

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epr – elsaesser public relations
Sabine Hensold
Maximilianstraße 50
86150 Augsburg
Phone: +49 (0)821 4508 7917
E-Mail: sh@epr-online.de
Url: http://www.epr-online.com

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Vision 2018: Tichawa Vision presents Diamond Sensor

CIS expert with new products at the world’s leading trade show for image processing from 6th to 8th of November in Stuttgart, Germany

Vision 2018: Tichawa Vision presents Diamond Sensor

With the Diamond sensor, the VTCIS achieves a resolution of 1,200 dpi even at speeds of 21 m/sec. (Source: Tichawa Vision GmbH)

Friedberg/Germany, October 17th 2018. Tichawa Vision GmbH is represented at this year’s Vision show with an innovation. The expert for high-precision CIS sensors for quality control of industrial products presents the CIS product family based on the Diamond Sensor for the first time. With a line rate of up to 1,000 kHz, the award-winning CIS sensor enables extremely fast scanning for web inspection of high-speed processes. At booth 1H42 in hall 1 Tichawa will also show live demonstrations of the VTCIS with integrated white balance and the award-winning VDCIS with a working distance of 60 mm and a depth of field of 15 mm. The Vision will take place from 6th to 8th of November 2018 at the Stuttgart Exhibition Center.

The Contact Image Sensors (CIS) from Tichawa have been established on the market as an alternative to conventional line scan cameras as industrial scanners for demanding inspection tasks long ago. Due to the continuous further development of its CIS sensors for industrial quality control the Friedberg-based manufacturer will again be represented at Vision 2018 with a novelty. For the first time, it will present the CIS product family based on the Diamond Sensor chip.

Advantage using innovative technology

The main features of the sensor, which scans at a line rate of up to 1,000 kHz, are a pixel array with high signal pre-processing (Correlated Double Sampling CDS plus on-chip linearization) and around 1,000 ADC stages (Analog Digital Converter) with downstream serializers. The sensor also features 17 LVDS drivers, each with 622 Mbaud for total data rates of over 10 Gbaud. Even at extreme web speeds of 21 m/sec (1,260 m/min), which are common e.g. in vacuum coating, the CIS achieves a high resolution of 1,200 dpi. The correlated double scanning results in a dynamic range of over 60 dB with ADC resolution of up to 13 bits for density measuring in the printing industry. The Diamond Sensor also supports the ROIs (Regions of Interest) function for extraction of the relevant image content.

More CIS sensors in action

In addition, Tichawa will demonstrate the recently launched VDCIS and VTCIS models at its booth. The VDCIS is specially designed for the surface inspection of highly profiled objects. It enables a working distance of up to 60 mm from the test object to the sensor window and at the same time offers a depth of field of 15 mm. The slim and very compact sensor is available in switchable resolution (250 to 1,000 dpi) and with RGB and monochrome (black/white) illumination combinations.

The VTCIS with integrated white balance can also be seen live. In terms of compactness and scanning speed, it is one of the market-leading camera systems for quality control. The VTCIS has an outstanding line rate of up to 30 kHz. It is able to change its resolution (300, 600, 1,200dpi) and illumination (monochrome/RGB) during operation. This allows different views of parts of the same object with switchable resolutions and colors, even at high transport speeds and scanning widths.

Visit Tichawa at Vision 2018 in Stuttgart, hall 1, booth 1H42.

About Tichawa Vision:
Since the foundation in 1991, Tichawa Vision GmbH has specialised in the development, production and distribution of camera technologies for industrial image processing for the purpose of optical surface inspection and product control. Tichawa is the worldwide leader in the field of Contact Image Sensors (CIS), which -consisting of a reading line, an integrated lens and an optimized light source -generate reliable analytical results with an aspect ration of 1:1 for applications as well as glass processing, silk screen printing, wafer inspection, sorting of postal items or automation technology.

Company-Contact
Tichawa Vision GmbH
Dr. Nikolaus Tichawa
Burgwallstraße 14
86316 Friedberg
Phone: +49 (0) 821 455 553 0
E-Mail: sales@tichawa.de
Url: http://www.tichawa.de

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epr – elsaesser public relations
Sabine Hensold
Maximilianstraße 50
86150 Augsburg
Phone: +49 (0) 821-4508 79-17
E-Mail: sh@epr-online.com
Url: http://www.epr-online.com

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Permanent network control of important fibre optic connections in real time

tde now offers new fibre optic TAP modules for transparent and passive traffic monitoring

Permanent network control of important fibre optic connections in real time

(Source: tde – trans data elektronik GmbH)

Dortmund/Germany, October 9th 2018. With the newly developed fibre optic TAP modules, tde – trans data elektronik GmbH launches a solution for transparent and passive monitoring of important fibre optic connections. The modules integrate into the tML system platforms with the highest packing density. Connected between two switch ports, the fibre optic TAP modules split the sending fibres via splitters onto a special monitoring port. This enables network technicians and IT administrators to monitor the data stream with the appropriate equipment and without restrictions on data transmission. The TAP modules are available as single-mode or multimode versions. The tde portfolio also includes modules with MPO connectivity for SR4 and SR10 transmissions.

A high-performance network is the basis of an efficient corporate IT infrastructure. Especially sensitive and critical network connections require 100 percent reliability. „It is important to avoid disruptions right from the start and to keep an eye on availability, performance and bandwidth utilisation in real time,“ explains Andre Engel, Managing Director of tde – trans data elektronik GmbH. tde has developed fibre optic TAP modules for its tML system platform especially for transparent and passive network monitoring: they integrate with the highest packing density between two switch ports.

Splitting and monitoring

Inside the modules splitters divide the transmitting fibres into a third so-called monitoring port. This includes only transmission fibres and enables administrators and network technicians to monitor the data stream with special equipment. The monitoring port does not affect the data transmission in the network. This makes fibre optic TAP modules transparent and purely passive. The split ratio in the modules can be 50/50 or 70/30.

Since four fibre optic connections with LC Duplex SR1 can be monitored with one tML fibre optic TAP module, traffic monitoring of up to 32 fibre optic connections with LC Duplex at transmission speeds of 10G results for one height unit. In order not to burden the loss budgets unnecessarily, tde has installed special splitters with very low loss inside the modules. This makes them suitable for both Ethernet and Fibre Channel.

The network expert offers versions of fibre optic TAP modules for multi- and single-mode applications. tde also offers modules with MPO connectivity for SR4 with 40G and SR10 with 100G transmissions. The SR10 version for MPO 24 fibres convinces with its unique packing density.

The tML – tde Modular Link-System

tML is a patented modular cabling system consisting of the three key components module, trunk cable and rack mount enclosure. The system components are 100 percent manufactured, pre-assembled and tested in Germany. They enable plug-and-play installation on site – especially in data centres, but also in industrial environments – within the shortest possible time. The system is characterised by highest packing density and highest flexibility during migration to higher transmission rates. Fibre optic and TP modules can be combined in one rack mount enclosure. 96x fibre optics LC Duplex or 96x MPO connectors can be used modularly on a 19-inch height unit. Thanks to its patented polarity and dark fibre modules, the tML system offers the simplest migration options to 100G and more.

About tde – trans data elektronik GmbH

For more than 25 years the tde – trans data elektronik GmbH, an internationally successful company, has specialised in the development and production of scalable cabling systems for highest packing density. The nuclear research centre CERN relies on the know-how of the leading company in multi-fibre technics (MPO) as well. The company“s portfolio „Made in Germany“ contains complete system solutions with a focus on Plug-and-play for high speed applications in the field of datacom, telecom, industry, medical and defence. tde offers both planning and installation services through its own service department and supports the „European Code of Conduct“ when it comes to energy efficiency in data centres. For more information, visit www.tde.de

Company-Contact
tde – trans data elektronik
André Engel
Prinz-Friedrich-Karl-Str. 46
44135 Dortmund
Phone: +49 231 160480
E-Mail: info@tde.de
Url: http://www.tde.de

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epr – elsaesser public relations
Frauke Schütz
Maximilianstraße 50
86150 Augsburg
Phone: +49 – (0)821 – 45 08 79 – 16
E-Mail: fs@epr-online.com
Url: http://www.epr-online.com

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glasstec 2018: Tichawa exhibits CIS sensors for quality control of glass products

Friedberger CIS expert at the world’s leading trade fair of the glass industry from 23 to 26 October in Düsseldorf

glasstec 2018: Tichawa exhibits CIS sensors for quality control of glass products

(Source: Tichawa Vision GmbH)

Friedberg/Germany, 5 October 2018. The live demo of the award-winning VDCIS places Tichawa at the centre of its first appearance at glasstec 2018. At its booth D37 in Hall 12, the high-tech company from Friedberg, Germany, will present the high-precision CIS sensor for industrial quality control of glass, wood, plastic, metal and ceramic products as well as food and blister packaging. For the first time Ticahwa Vision presents also the VTCIS with integrated white balance for roll-to-roll print applications. glasstec will take place from 23 to 26 October 2018 at the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre.

glasstec is the most important trade fair for the glass industry. Companies from all over the world present their latest trends and innovative technologies in the field of glass processing. „The fair is the ideal platform to present our latest industrial scanners for the inspection of glass products to the trade audience and to show them live ,“ says Dr. Nikolaus Tichawa, Managing Director of Tichawa Vision GmbH. „The demands on the quality of glass products are increasing. Manufacturers therefore need reliable solutions for 100 percent inspection“. With the VDCIS and VTCIS, Tichawa presents two innovative CIS sensors for automatic quality control.

VDCIS: High-speed inspection with Depth of Field of 15mm
Visitors will have the opportunity to experience the Vision Systems Design Innovators Award Gold winning VDCIS live in action. Tichawa designed the VDCIS especially for the surface inspection of highly profiled objects as well as products made of glass, wood, metal, plastic and ceramics. Special features: The VDCIS enables a working distance of up to 60 millimetres from the test object to the sensor window. At the same time, it offers a depth of field of 15 millimeters. This enables the CIS sensor to look deep to the products. For example, it can inspect the imprint on glass bottles, cans and other curved surfaces.

Due to its slim and very compact design, the VDCIS can be quickly and easily installed in machines saving efforts, time and cost. The sensor is available with scan widths starting with 300 to 1,800 millimeters. The VDCIS with switchable resolution (250 to 1,000 dpi) is available in RGB and monochrome (black/white) illumination combinations.

VTCIS: Integrated white balance for roll-to-roll print applications
The VTCIS, is one of the market-leading camera systems for quality control in terms of compactness and scanning speed. Due to the outstanding line rate of up to 90 kHz and a scanning speed of up to 20 m/s, the VTCIS is particularly suitable for high-speed inspection processes. It is available with a scan width of 260 to 1960 millimeters. The VTCIS provides excellent sensor geometry with a wide range of illumination options. The sensors can switch resolution and illumination (monochrome/RGB) during operation. This allows a different viewing of parts of the same object with different resolutions and colors, even at high transport speeds and scanning distances.

Proven CIS technology
Tichawa Vision GmbH develops and manufactures Contact Image Sensors (CIS) for inspection of flat materials as an alternative to conventional line cameras. The CIS contains in one housing a reading line, an optical system, and a light source for high-precision applications. Based on its know-how of low distance image sensor technology, Tichawa has developed a wide range of cameras for applications in various industries. Tichawa Vision configures ready-made and well proven function blocks in a short development time and thus builds cameras at extremely favorable prices. This principle offers high reliability in design regarding power consumption, functionality and size.

About Tichawa Vision:
Since the foundation in 1991, Tichawa Vision GmbH has specialised in the development, production and distribution of camera technologies for industrial image processing for the purpose of optical surface inspection and product control. Tichawa is the worldwide leader in the field of Contact Image Sensors (CIS), which -consisting of a reading line, an integrated lens and an optimized light source -generate reliable analytical results with an aspect ration of 1:1 for applications as well as glass processing, silk screen printing, wafer inspection, sorting of postal items or automation technology.

Company-Contact
Tichawa Vision GmbH
Dr. Nikolaus Tichawa
Burgwallstraße 14
86316 Friedberg
Phone: +49 (0) 821 455 553 0
E-Mail: sales@tichawa.de
Url: http://www.tichawa.de

Press
epr – elsaesser public relations
Sabine Hensold
Maximilianstraße 50
86150 Augsburg
Phone: +49 (0) 821-4508 79-17
E-Mail: sh@epr-online.com
Url: http://www.epr-online.com

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ZETTLER at electronica 2018 (Hall A6 / Booth 118)

ZETTLER Introduces a Number of New Relays at the International Trade Show in Munich

ZETTLER at electronica 2018 (Hall A6 / Booth 118)

ZETTLER´s AZSR131 Relay

Munich, Germany, 27th of September, 2018 – Focusing on solar, e-mobility and multiple other applications, ZETTLER Group will showcase various new relays at this year´s November electronica show in Munich, Germany (Hall A6 / Booth 118).

The new AZEV116 and AZEV132 series are next-generation IEC mode 2 Electric Vehicle (EV) charging relays in development for release in 2019. These relays are designed to survive high momentary currents that may occur on short circuits, thus ensuring outstanding reliability without contact welding. The AZEV116/132 series will also feature a potential monitoring contact, as required by IEC62752:2016, making these types of relays ideally suited for EV and other applications demanding high security and safety demands.

The newly developed AZSR1160 is a 160 A extreme high-power PCB solar relay, designed for PV applications of up to 36,8 kVA (single phase 230 VAC) / 111 kVA (three phase 400 VAC) – a highly attractive, small footprint substitute for conventional contactors. This relay is suitable for large commercial / rooftop-based PV systems and commercial solar fields.

AZSR190 is a 90 A high-power PCB relay for solar inverters. Developed for PV applications of up to 23 kVA (single phase 230 VAC) / 69 kVA (three phase 400 VAC) this relay is well suited for medium sized to larger roof top-based / commercial systems.

AZSR165 is a 65 A economy version of the new AZSR190 series. Developed for PV applications of up to 18,4 kVA (single phase 230 VAC) / 55 kVA (three phase 400 VAC) this relay is well suited for medium sized to larger roof top-based / commercial systems. ZETTLER recently also adapted this relay for a DC-side solar battery storage application, supporting a major industry player in clean home-energy solutions.

ZETTLER´s AZSR131 was initially designed as a solar relay for residential and small roof top-based PV systems of up to 8 kVA (single phase 230 VAC) / 24 kVA (three phase 400 VAC). While not a new relay, ZETTLER continues to find new application extensions for this relay beyond just PV solar inverters. AZSR131 is suitable for diverse applications such as heat-pump solutions and Electro Vehicle wall box charging units and is, therefore, rapidly becoming a multi-purpose relay.

AZDC6 is a 600VDC miniature relay for RSS (Rapid Shutting Down System) for Solar installations, scheduled for 2019 release. The compact size allows for a thinner design of certain RSS boxes that are deployed as part of compliance with 2017 NEC 690.12.

Join us at electronica 2018 in Munich and visit Zettler Group´s booth 118 in Hall A6!

About Zettler Group:
Building on more than a century of expertise in German precision engineering, ZETTLER GROUP is a world-class enterprise, engaged in the design, manufacturing, sales and distribution of electronic components. Its industry leadership is based on a unique combination of engineering competence and global scale. ZETTLER GROUP“s diversified product lines are designed to provide complete solutions for component applications across a broad spectrum of industries, including relays, magnetics, displays, controls and new energy solutions. With a global network of companies ZETTLER GROUP is not only present in low cost manufacturing geographies, but also has the ability to provide customer-focused solutions in proximity to local industrial and commercial markets. Located near Munich, Germany, ZETTLER electronics GmbH serves as the European headquarters for ZETTLER Group and operates through a comprehensive network of distributors across nineteen countries, including all the key markets of the European Union, Scandinavia, Israel, and Turkey.

Contact
ZETTLER electronics GmbH
Alexander Stöckel
Junkersstr. 3
82178 Puchheim (München)
Phone: +49 89-800-97-0
E-Mail: Alexander.Stoeckel@ZETTLERelectronics.com
Url: http://www.zettlerelectronics.com

Electric Electronics

Prototype Technology Must Stay Up To Date

Becker and Mueller Schaltungsdruck GmbH: 6-digit investments in state-of-the-art technology in PCB production

Prototype Technology Must Stay Up To Date

Invisible from the outside at first glance, processes are running at the state of the art

Product developers know that they need to engage in a close exchange with the producers at all times for prototypes of their PCBs to ensure that they are producible as planned. Exotic or highly innovative requirements quickly reach the limits of feasibility, since the production lines are not designed for certain prototypes or demands. Becker & Müller Schaltungsdruck GmbH from Kinzigtal in the Black Forest know this, of course. Prototype production is one of the focuses in this company. Therefore, an amazing 6-digit total has been put into modernisation of the production lines in the recent past there, in order to offer the latest technology at all times.

Becker & Müller were busy during the production-free time between Christmas and Epiphany. They focused on modernising their plants. Of course, it had all been planned with the corresponding lead time. The calmer time around the change of the year had been reserved for implementation.

Changing and new requirements from the clients that kept growing more and more demanding had made this step necessary. Anything that is doable at some point, in some manner, will be done by someone – and production must be ready for it. However, these investments are often impossible to calculate in advance from a business management point of view. It is impossible to tell if the technologies currently demanded will prevail on the market in the long run as well. Investments in the right direction can only be made with a confident sense of which developments will continue. It has paid off to look ahead of developments and to offer the production options before they are actually needed. An open eye and a certain sense of the market are a good insurance for proper investments.

For example, Becker & Müller Schaltungsdruck have now invested in development and modernisation of the wet process with a vacuum etching module by PILL. The industry has already had some good experiences with the vacuum etching technology. Standard PCBs starting at a thickness of 50 μm and reaching up to 5 mm can be processed in reliable quality on one and the same plant. The technical update now permits implementation of even finer structures in higher qualities than before. The detailed plans for the improvement were able to mostly avoid interruptions of the ongoing process. A team of technicians from PILL was on site and able to support the work immensely well.

Becker & Müller Schaltungsdruck GmbH broadened its footprint on the market by its acquisition of Häfele. The organically developed customer base with its individual and new demands provides a good overview of what will determine the future framework for requirements in the industry. The previous base material storage had grown too small, requiring an investment of 26,000 Euro in order to bring operation of the warehouse to the newly required skills and the necessary size. The customers taken over from Häfele had some different requirements from the previous customer base where base materials were concerned. This led to some further options to choose from among HF materials.

The base material storage was enlarged and the computer-supported warehouse management was updated and improved. For example, the system will easily find its way between FR4 or PTFE materials in the great material diversity in the paternoster warehouse, quickly and reliably retrieving the right material for any customer’s order.

Analysis also showed that use of HotAir is still widespread in tinning of PCBs. Modernisation of the surface area is therefore another investment with a good outlook. At the same time, the pre- and post-cleaning steps in the process were changed. HAL surfaces are more cost-efficient than chemical SN or chemical Ni/Au and therefore, of course, in high demand among the customers. Since plant builders also continue to develop new features, the investment in this area also meant investing in improved quality, reducing maintenance intervals by separate pre-cleaning and increasing employee productivity with a buffer.

Environmental aspects and quality increase are important aspects in decision-making at Becker & Müller Schaltungsdruck GmbH. Detailed test series with thorough analyses showed that surfaces are becoming more even in the newer process, as proven by their microsections. This production area alone had an investment volume of approx. 80,000 Euro.

It’s impossible to do without computer-based processes in modern productions anymore today. Data protection is one central item. Therefore, it was clear that this area also needed to be part of the service provider’s investment strategy. In order to minimise external influences and risks, locally separate EDP systems, RAID systems and further backup strategies were developed. It was an investment in safety and future capability. This also meant moving towards the new EU General Data Protection Regulation GDPR (2016). European data protection law has been updated. After a transfer period until May 2018, specified companies must have adjusted their processes, procedures and hardware to prevent damage for other companies and persons.
The galvanisation machine received a „software facelift“ as well, and program input for the individual panels through a data matrix code reader was automated. It was already possible to foresightedly anticipate further developments in operability, the latest safety requirements and upcoming reinforcements in the overall IT strategy. This is another investment with a good perspective.

Further investments are put on the technology roadmap at Becker & Müller. No matter if they are made for another measuring machine in the test area or a new system for drill management: The bidirectional exchange between the development department of the product manufacturers and the DFM department of the PCB producers has proven to fertilise healthy developments.

More Information: www.becker-mueller.de

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Company-Contact
Becker & Müller Schaltungsdruck GmbH
Xaver Müller
Bildstöckle 11
77790 Steinach
Phone: 07832-9180-0
E-Mail: info@APROS-Consulting.com
Url: http://www.becker-mueller.de

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APROS Int. Consulting & Services
Volker Feyerabend
Rennengaessle 9
72800 Eningen
Phone: 07121-9809911
E-Mail: info@APROS-Consulting.com
Url: http://www.apros-consulting.com

Electric Electronics

IBC 2018: Draka shows UHD series for transmission of 4K signals

Cable manufacturer Draka at IBC 2018 in Amsterdam, Hall 12, Booth

IBC 2018: Draka shows UHD series for transmission of 4K signals

The Coaxial Cable UHD50 for transmission of 4K video signals. (Source: Draka)

Cologne, August 2nd, 2018. Draka presents the UHD cable series for the transmission of 4K signals at this year’s IBC. The cable manufacturer will also be exhibiting the entire range of coaxial cables for the 1080i, 720p and 1080p transmission standards. The international trade fair for media, entertainment and technology will take place from 14th to 18th September in Amsterdam.

Draka presents the broadcast standard of the future at IBC 2018 with its UHD series for 4K applications. According to SMPTE ST 2082, the format transmits 4K video signals with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels and a data stream of 12 Gbit/s. This corresponds to a half clock frequency of 6 GHz. The standard also provides for a maximum allowed attenuation of 40 dB. Draka has developed coaxial cables for 4K applications based on these specifications.

For example, the new UHD series includes the UHD50 and UHD100, which Draka designed with the needs of OB truck manufacturers in mind, such as compliance, with outer cable diameters of 4.5 and 7 millimeters. Draka has achieved this through higher dielectric foaming and a silver-plated, size-optimized, inner conductor.

„A discussion is currently taking place on the market about higher data streams. 4K is playing an ever-increasing role in this. Currently, 4K transmissions in Quad Link (4 x 3 Gbit/s) are carried out for technical reasons. In practice, however, this proves to be uneconomical. A single link transmission at 12 Gbit/s is desirable“, explains Marc-Oliver Hentschel, Product Manager Broadcast at Draka.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to find out about the entire portfolio of coaxial cables for 1080i, 720p and 1080p video signals. For example, via the 0.6/2.8AF cable, which is typically used in the infrastructure of OB trucks and enables a cable length of up to 90 meters.

The IBC International Broadcast Convention

With around 1,700 exhibitors and over 59,000 international visitors, the IBC International Broadcasting Convention Amsterdam is one of the most important events for radio, film and television. It combines all forms of electronic media content and covers the entire spectrum of media creation, management and provisioning. The conference of IBC from 13 to 17 September will also present the latest state of the art in broadcasting technology and provide an opportunity for networking, knowledge and experience exchange.

Visit Draka at IBC 2018 in Amsterdam, Hall 12, Booth C31.

Prysmian Group is the world market leader in power and telecommunications cables and systems. With more than 140 years of experience, sales of over 11 billion euros (pro forma as of December 31, 2017) and around 30,000 employees in 50 countries and 112 plants, the Group is strongly positioned in high-tech markets and supplies a highly comprehensive range of products, services, technology and know-how. In the energy sector, Prysmian Group is active in underground cables and deep sea cabling and systems, special cables for applications in many different industrial sectors and medium and low voltage cables for the construction and infrastructure industry. For the telecommunications sector, the Group manufactures cables and accessories for the voice, video and data transmission industry and offers a complete range of optical fibers, fiber optic and copper cables as well as connection systems. Prysmian is a Milan listed company listed in the FTSE MIB Index.
More information: http://www.prysmiangroup.com

Company-Contact
Draka/Prysmian Group
Marc-Oliver Hentschel
Piccoloministraße 2
51063 Köln
Phone: +49 (0)221 6770
E-Mail: kontakt@prysmiangroup.com
Url: http://www.prysmiangroup.com

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epr – elsaesser public relations
Sabine Hensold
Maximilianstraße 50
86150 Augsburg
Phone: +49 (0)821 4508 7917
E-Mail: sh@epr-online.de
Url: http://www.epr-online.com

Electric Electronics

New fibre optic cable configurator by tde: The fastest way to the FO patch and trunk cord

tde – trans data elektronik optimizes fibre optic configurator with unique product visualization

New fibre optic cable configurator by tde: The fastest way to the FO patch and trunk cord

(Source: tde – trans data elektronik GmbH)

Dortmund/Germany, June 13th 2018. tde – trans data elektronik GmbH has completely revised its successful fibre optic cable configurator. With visual support for the targeted, flawless configuration of fibre optic cables, the online tool is now even more intuitive and easy to use. The network expert has integrated high-resolution photos of all connectors for this purpose. To enable customers to make quick and individual configurations, tde has also simplified the user guidance. A selection bar shows the progress of the configuration process and allows customers to make changes and adjustments at any time. The new fibre optic cable configurator is now available at http://www.tde.de/konfigurator/lwl-kabel/.

With the newly designed tde cable configurator, plausible and flawless fibre optic patch and trunk cables can be configured in just a few steps. Customers first select the desired application from the areas of patching, indoor or outdoor installation and mobile cables at http://www.tde.de/konfigurator/lwl-kabel/. In a second step, the fibre type with the number of fibres can be determined. The network expert has marked the OM classes according to the officially standardized colour. Since the parameter selection tool automatically provides a manageable and limited selection of cables or connectors, only plausible configurations can be created. Users can then configure connectors A and B.

As a new feature, tde has added the option to visually select connectors: The network expert has integrated high-resolution images and a mouse over with detailed information. „This visualization is unique in the industry and underlines our high quality and innovation standards,“ says Andre Engel, Managing Director of tde. „Up to now, customers have not always been able to clearly distinguish between connectors. With visual support, we make it easier for them to create reliable configurations. Since the tool enables a unique variety of different configurations and these have been checked for plausibility throughout, our customers are given individual patch and trunk cable options. We will continue to work on further improving the usability of our online tool while at the same time offering maximum reliability in configuration.“

Therefore, the network expert plans to replace the photos with 3-D animations shortly: „We will integrate a function for scaling the graphics and in addition animate them. This allows users to view the connectors from all sides – this is unique,“ Engel continues.
After selecting the desired connector, customers determine the individual equipment such as length, cable pulling socks, labelling and design. The latter offers customers a choice of standard or tde premium versions. The standard version corresponds to grade C for insertion and return loss and the premium version corresponds to grade B. In both cases, tde offers better values than those specified in the standard.

Since the online tool displays all configuration steps in a selection bar, customers can make changes and adjustments at any time. Once the configuration is complete, customers can add their configured items to the watch list by specifying the number of items and send them to the tde sales office as an enquiry. With the article number created automatically in the system, the network expert reacts very quickly thanks to his German production and can deliver the fibre optic applications within 24 hours upon request. In addition, customers can download data sheets with detailed information on connectors, cables, fibres and fan out units.

tde’s fibre optic cable configurator is now available at http://www.tde.de/konfigurator/lwl-kabel/.

About tde – trans data elektronik GmbH

For more than 25 years the tde – trans data elektronik GmbH, an internationally successful company, has specialised in the development and production of scalable cabling systems for highest packing density. The nuclear research centre CERN relies on the know-how of the leading company in multi-fibre technics (MPO) as well. The company“s portfolio „Made in Germany“ contains complete system solutions with a focus on Plug-and-play for high speed applications in the field of datacom, telecom, industry, medical and defence. tde offers both planning and installation services through its own service department and supports the „European Code of Conduct“ when it comes to energy efficiency in data centres. For more information, visit www.tde.de

Company-Contact
tde – trans data elektronik
André Engel
Prinz-Friedrich-Karl-Str. 46
44135 Dortmund
Phone: +49 231 160480
E-Mail: info@tde.de
Url: http://www.tde.de

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epr – elsaesser public relations
Frauke Schütz
Maximilianstraße 50
86150 Augsburg
Phone: +49 – (0)821 – 45 08 79 – 16
E-Mail: fs@epr-online.com
Url: http://www.epr-online.com