Product News - November 2023

Product News - November 2023

SmartSights helps utilities reduce downtime and lessen costs

For 30 years, WIN-911 and SyTech have been trusted partners to protect critical infrastructure and plant health. The two have joined forces to form SmartSights, delivering insightful and innovative solutions in data-driven analytics, reports and notifications. From building more resilience into water and wastewater facilities, to delivering analytics through industrial and compliance reporting, it’s helping users shave millions off overtime and downtime costs. By providing comprehensive insight into critical infrastructure management, SmartSights enables swift problem resolution, waste reduction and cost efficiencies, elevating operational performance. If you’re not already using remote alarming or a robust reporting tool, try a 30-day free trial. 512-326-1011;

Endress+Hauser Micropilot 80 GHz radar sensors

Endress+Hauser has launched its new generation of Micropilot 80 GHz radar sensors: FMR60B, FMR62B, FMR63B, FMR66B and FMR67B. The sensors are suited for challenges when measuring points aren’t easily accessible, located in dusty areas and harsh environments with extreme process temperatures and process conditions. They come equipped with wizards which operate via multiple HMI formats, including the SmartBlue app, and make the sensors easier to use. The measurement performance of the new radar chip combined with the smart Heartbeat Technology monitoring function helps to increase productivity. The HistoROM mobile data memory transfers measuring point parameters without error when the electronics are replaced. The device is repaired quickly and smoothly without requiring specialized user knowledge. 888-363-7377;

BinMaster Flow Detect 2000 sensor

BinMaster’s Flow Detect 2000 improves bulk material handling by detecting plugged chutes and clogged or empty conveyors. It can tell if a slide gate is open or closed. When mounted in a distributor, it will know if material is flowing or not, preventing cross-contamination if the flow has completely stopped. The sensors help ensure an essential ingredient flows into a process for better batch control. Flow Detect sensors use Doppler Technology to sense flow and no-flow conditions in a bulk material system. The device is now approved to North American CSA/US Class II, Division 1 Groups E, F & G as well as European Union ATEX Zone 21 hazardous locations. 800-278-4241;

IDEC Corp. RC Series printed circuit board

The new RC Series printed circuit board relays from IDEC Corp. come in several low-profile configurations, provide high-capacity power switching, and perform reliably even in challenging environments. The RC Series replaces and upgrades the RJxV Series PCB mount relays. The RC Series is designed to mount directly to a PCB using through-holes, and can be wave-, dip-, robotically or hand-soldered. The configuration provides a low-profile height of 0.65 inches or less, with high voltage and current ratings in relation to their size and weight. The relays are designed to operate from minus 40 to 185 degree F, with a lifetime of 20 million operations (at 18,000 times per hour) unloaded, or at least 100,000 times at rated load. 800-262-4332;

Franklin Electric FE Connect app

Franklin Electric added an enhancement to its FE Connect app that is designed to help professionals quickly set up and service Franklin Electric products equipped with wireless connectivity. The app supports some of the company’s variable-frequency drives, including SubDrive Connect, SubDrive Connect Plus, SubMonitor Connect and select configurations of Cerus X-Drive. The app offers an array of startup, monitoring and troubleshooting solutions, including in-app guidance when setting up products, access to over-the-air firmware updates for effortless upgrades, and visibility into real-time product status. Engineers and water system professionals can also create and manage templates to easily save and load configurations across installations. The app helps preserve VFD integrity, allowing users to perform tasks and troubleshoot with minimal hands-on interaction with the drive. 866-271-2859;

FCI ST80 digester gas flowmeter 

The rugged ST80 Series thermal flowmeter from Fluid Components International provides precision mass flow measurement. With its lack of moving parts and simple insertion-style design, and comprehensive, global HazEx approvals, the ST80 is an ideal solution for digester gas flow measurement. The meter combines feature-rich electronics and FCI innovations such as Adaptive Sensing Technology with an extensive selection of application-matched flow sensors, including FCI’s wet gas flow element, to provide a solution for moisture-rich digester gas applications. The ST80 meter further combines these features with a robust, rugged transmitter enclosure and process connections to provide long service life and ease-of-installation in the installation’s pipe or duct. Its insertion style configuration for wastewater digester gas is a single-point meter for pipe diameters greater than 2 inches. It operates over a wide flow range: 0.25 to 1,000 standard feet per second. 800-854-1993;

Asahi/America Series 19 actuation line

Asahi/America recently expanded its Series 19 electric actuation line. The Series 19 MAV MultiPack multiturn actuator features accelerated cycle times ranging from 13 to 100 seconds and a smart feature that tracks the number of completed cycles. Like all Series 19 actuators, The Series 19 MAV MultiPack comes standard with multi-voltage capability, a visual position indicator, an LED light to indicate valve position or fault and auxiliary contacts. Controlled by firmware, the MultiPack is available in two packages as an on/off or modulating unit. It mounts on Asahi/America Type-14 diaphragm valves and gate valves up to 4 inches. It includes a heater, one set of dry contacts for PLC confirmation and one for alarm reporting, an OLED screen with push buttons, local controls and a QR code for easy and instant access to user manuals. 800-343-3618;

Siemens SINAMICS S200 servo motor

Siemens new SINAMICS S200 servo consists of a SINAMICS S200 drive and SIMOTICS S-1FL2 motor with standard or flexible cable options. The pulse train version allows a wide range of installed machines to easily integrate additional positioning axes using the onboard positioner. And a dynamic networking capability to motion control, SIMATIC PLC, expands its system capabilities in the PROFINET version. With a power range up to 7 kW including low-, medium- and high-inertia offerings the 1FL2 permanent magnet motors with 17- or 21-bit encoders expand the performance, as well as scale to the widest range of standard servo requirements. SINAMICS S200 is included in the SINAMICS DriveSim Basic model and enables users to create a digital twin of the drive and PLC communication in the planning phase on a project to ensure proper sizing and operation of the equipment in use. 800-365-8766;

OZ Lifting XR Series davit cranes

OZ Lifting Products has launched its XR Series of davit cranes for wastewater and water operators. The Winona, Minnesota-based manufacturer has released the model in 500- and 1,000-pound capacities, but the long reach of the range is a standout benefit for operators. Where other davit cranes typically have reduced capacity when it is in the longest reaching position, this series maintains its maximum capacity rating in all configurations. This means wastewater and water professionals can lift more weight further out, which presents many benefits for numerous lifting and material handling applications. The smaller crane weighs only 57 pounds and the larger crane weighs 95 pounds. Both have a maximum 62-inch reach and maximum hook height of 87 inches. 800-749-1064;


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