23 October 2008

October Products 4 U, 3rd edition

Laser distance meters


The Fluke 416D and 411D Laser Distance Meters are designed to precisely and quickly measure distances up to 200 feet using advanced laser technology. These pocket-sized, professional-grade tools help electricians, facilities managers, and HVAC contractors save time and labor.  The user can place the meter at the starting point, point the laser at the target, press one button, and instantly read the distance, all without the help of a second person to hold the other end of the tape measure. The Fluke 411D measures up to 100 feet (30 meters) with accuracy of +/- 0.12 inches (+/- 3 mm); the Fluke 416D measures up to 200 feet (60 meters) with accuracy of +/- 0.06 inches (+/- 1.5 mm).

Fluke Corporation

Gas leak detector

The proprietary OptoAcoustic Gas Sensor GLD-OA-01 (Patent US 7,213,444 B2) is comprised of two separate and identical cells that act interchangeably, either as the primary gas-measurement cell or as a secondary compensation cell. This novel dual-cell design eliminates the need for calibration, making the sensor operational 60 seconds after being connected to a power source, as well as minimizing the potential for false positives or missed leaks. The secondary cell is also used as a redundancy measure in the event of primary cell failure.

Carthago International Solutions

Distributed control upgrade

A firmware version 8.3 is available for the SNAP-PAC-EB1 and -EB2 Ethernet I/O featuring support for Rockwell Automation/Allen-Bradley Ethernet-based control systems. This free firmware upgrade adds support for the industry-standard EtherNet/IP communications protocol, giving automation engineers new remote I/O options for their ControlLogix and CompactLogix control systems. SNAP I/O now integrates into these Logix platforms natively, thereby maintaining a homogeneous environment where new I/O implementations are simple, compatibility is guaranteed, and no additional programming and associated software costs are required.

Opto 22

Industrial Ethernet switch

The 708M12 Industrial Ethernet switch offers advanced management and monitoring features, an IP67 rated enclosure, and a space saving package all at a very affordable price. The 708M12 is ideal for use in outdoor, wash down, offshore, military, transportation, power substation, and any other application where a fully-managed switch is required and exposure to liquids and excessive dirt and dust must be tolerated. The 708M12 provides eight 10/100BaseTX M12 D-Coded copper ports and is fully managed. It comes standard with IGMP Snooping, VLAN, QoS, Trunking, Port Mirroring, RSTP, DHCP Client, and N-TRON's N-Ring Technology.

N-TRON, Corp.

I/O terminal

The EL3602 EtherCAT I/O terminal offers a new generation of high precision analog measuring equipment designed for use with EtherCAT, the high performance Industrial Ethernet protocol. The EL3602 samples measurement readings with a 24 bit resolution and accuracy within ±0.01 percent. It is an ideal instrument for meeting high-precision measurement requirements. Seamless integration of this measurement technology into the company's systems makes separate, specialized measuring components unnecessary.

Beckhoff Automation LLC