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Instrumentation Front Page

Jan 2019

A look at ITech Instruments, Auto Tester and Solutions








ITech manufacture a broad range of Test Instruments


Did you know they do very large power systems also?



To this level of Power and more up to 150Kwatts

This is impressive

Some of the Power Instruments regenerate load testing power back into the mains as three phase AC Power

That's impressive also and saves loads of money

They also make complete Auto Test Systems


A broad rnage of Test Solutions for Battery Testing and more



Instrumentation Front Page

Dec 2018

IIOT
Industrial Internet of Things




Groov EPIC
World's First Edge Real Time Linux Programmable Industrial Computer


IIOT
Easier Solutions >> IIOT tools in one cxontainer >> many parts in one

The Basic Ignition IIoT Architecture:inside an IIOT Controller or Computer can publish data from virtually any device
at the network’s edge to an MQTT server located in the cloud or on-premise. The Ignition gateway can then publish
or subscribe to any data from the MQTT server and use that data to build and deploy industrial applications across an enterprise.



Many Verticals
Many Jobs > Much Technology > Much Data

 

 
Edge Computing and Hardware

 Ready to go Bluemix IO
Communication Wireless and Comms Edge Controllers & lots of IO EPIC changes everything The European Flavour with CanBUS IIOT System ready to go out of the box
     

 
     
     

 IIOT Tools for LV
     

 IIOT
Industrial Internet of Things

More on IIOT

IIOT Industrial Internet of Things

The IIoT is part of a larger concept known as the Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT is a network of intelligent computers, devices, and objects that collect and share huge amounts of data. The collected data is sent to a central Cloud-based service where it is aggregated with other data and then shared with end users in a helpful way. The IoT will increase automation in homes, schools, stores, and in many industries.

The application of the IoT to the manufacturing industry is called the IIoT (or Industrial Internet or Industry 4.0). The IIoT will revolutionize manufacturing by enabling the acquisition and accessibility of far greater amounts of data, at far greater speeds, and far more efficiently than before. A number of innovative companies have started to implement the IIoT by leveraging intelligent, connected devices in their factories.



sysWORXX CTR-700 IIOT Linux Controller



ICPDAS IIOT Controller and IO



Artila IBM Watson IO for IIOT
 

Instrumentation Front Page

December 2018

Last Month we showed our IIOT offerings.

This month >> about building your own IIOT

However before you get started on any IIOT projects, consider this.

OPTO 22, Systec, ICPDAS, Adlink, Artila and the others have done a huge amount of work to get their products to be an all dancing and singing IIOT platform.

That is fully integrated with all the Real Time Linux APIs, MQTT, Ignition and Node Red Tools, ready to go, plus hardened IO.

The prices are incredible value, you may not want to risk all the time of integrating your own IIOT, unless you are going to build in large volume sales.

Even then the OEM pricing on these products will under cut almost anything you can build up for short to medium OEM runs.

However, it you are like me and want to play and give it a go, then go for it.

National Instruments and Affiliates have released a large amount of Examples, APIs and Tools for IIOT in LabVIEW.

If you want real time then NI have the FPGA system with all the Real Time Linux tools.

Here is the NI links page

There are a lot of LabVIEW and Development blogs also reporting on this IIOT work.

I see this as an opportunity for any manufacturing company with a development arm right now to devote time, effort and focus on developing products that map into these infrastructures.

It is "ME TO" technology but big runs and big opportunities.

With focus, speciality products will emerge from the NZ development pool that will become winners world wide.

Farming, Agriculture, Horticulture, Traffic, Energy, Medical, Industry etc all have big opportunities in NZ and world wide.

Do look ar all these companies, not just NI.

OPTO 22 >well ahead on this IIOT front.
SysTec > a big Euro player with superb products
ICPDAS > always a large offering of great products
Artila > the Linux Wizards > to the point always
Adlink > Is playing the big game in IIOT
Sealevel > focuse on what they always do best IO
Digi > making hauling data easier and lower cost

 

The Future of the IIoT

The IIoT is widely considered to be one of the primary trends affecting industrial businesses today and in the future. Industries are pushing to modernize systems and equipment to meet new regulations, to keep up with increasing market speed and volatility, and to deal with disruptive technologies. Businesses that have embraced the IIoT have seen significant improvements to safety, efficiency, and profitability, and it is expected that this trend will continue as IIoT technologies are more widely adopted.

The Ignition IIoT solution greatly improves connectivity, efficiency, scalability, time savings, and cost savings for industrial organizations. It can unite the people and systems on the plant floor with those at the enterprise level. It can also allow enterprises to get the most value from their system without being constrained by technological and economic limitations. For these reasons and more, Ignition offers the ideal platform for bringing the power of the IIoT into your enterprise.

Digi XBEE LTE module

Sealevel IIOT LTE IO

Adlink IIOT Gateway

  IIOT
 

 IIOT
 

  IIOT

 

Instrumentation Front Page

Nov 2018

IIOT
Industrial Internet of Things




Groov EPIC
World's First Edge Programmable Industrial Computer
Program with OPTO 22 FLow Charts or Full IEC 61131 2019

Groov EPIC
Easier Solutions >> Epic is many parts in one


Edge Programmable Industrial Controllers/Computer for Advanced IIOT
The Basic Ignition IIoT Architecture: With Ignition, you can publish data from virtually any device
at the network’s edge to an MQTT server located in the cloud or on-premise.
The Ignition gateway can then publish or subscribe to any data from the MQTT server
and use that data to build and deploy industrial applications across an enterprise.


Node-RED for EPIC and PAC Control
Node-RED is a visual tool for wiring the Internet of Things, by wiring together
hardware devices, APIs and online services in new and interesting ways.
The Node-RED for EPIC and PAC Control nodes can read and write values from a
EPIC or PAC Control strategy running in a groov EPIC or SNAP PAC industrial controller.



Additional Integration

 
Edge Computing and Hardware

 Ready to go Bluemix IO
Communication Wireless and Comms Edge Controllers & lots of IO EPIC changes everything The European Flavour with CanBUS IIOT System ready to go out of the box
     

 
     
     

 IIOT Tools for LV
     

 IIOT
Industrial Internet of Things

This information below is from Inductive Automation that recently highlited the methods of the OPTO 22 EPIC
This page is an on going expansion project at MasTec.

IIOT Industrial Internet of Things

The IIoT is part of a larger concept known as the Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT is a network of intelligent computers, devices, and objects that collect and share huge amounts of data. The collected data is sent to a central Cloud-based service where it is aggregated with other data and then shared with end users in a helpful way. The IoT will increase automation in homes, schools, stores, and in many industries.

The application of the IoT to the manufacturing industry is called the IIoT (or Industrial Internet or Industry 4.0). The IIoT will revolutionize manufacturing by enabling the acquisition and accessibility of far greater amounts of data, at far greater speeds, and far more efficiently than before. A number of innovative companies have started to implement the IIoT by leveraging intelligent, connected devices in their factories.

 

The World's first IIOT
Edge Programmable Industrial Computer
groov EPIC

IBM Watson

The IBM® Watson IoT™ Platform is a great way to get started, providing cloud-based analytics for your data. And since Opto 22 is now an IBM Watson IoT partner, you have an end-to-end toolset to connect your existing equipment to IBM Watson.

Opto 22 SNAP I/O connects directly to your sensors and equipment, converting their electrical signals into the digital data computers understand.

SNAP PAC programmable automation controllers not only provide local I/O control and edge data processing, but also include a RESTful API for exchanging data with cloud services like IBM Watson IoT.

Opto 22's groov lets you easily visualize and interact with your system from anywhere, using a simple operator interface on your smartphone or tablet. So when Watson IBM IoT spots a problem and a work order is sent out, your technician gets it right away.

Want to see how it works? Watch the video,

Get real-world data into the cloud with IBM Watson IoT.

Read more

ICPDAS IIOT Controller and IO


IOTStar Software
 

Instrumentation Front Page

November 2018

MasTec has a wide range of IIOT Products

What are the Benefits of IIoT?

The IIoT can greatly improve connectivity, efficiency, scalability, time savings, and cost savings for industrial organizations.

Companies are already benefitting from the IIoT through cost savings due to predictive maintenance, improved safety, and other operational efficiencies. IIoT networks of intelligent devices allow industrial organizations to break open data silos and connect all of their people, data, and processes from the factory floor to the executive offices. Business leaders can use IIoT data to get a full and accurate view of how their enterprise is doing, which will help them make better decisions.

IIoT Protocols

One of the issues encountered in the transition to the IIoT is the fact that different edge-of-network devices have historically used different protocols for sending and receiving data.

While there are a number of different communication protocols currently in use, such as OPC-UA, the Message Queueing Telemetry Transport (MQTT) transfer protocol is quickly emerging as the standard for IIoT, due to its lightweight overhead, publish/subscribe model, and bidirectional capabilities.

Challenges of the IIoT

Interoperability and security are probably the two biggest challenges surrounding the implementation of IIoT.

As technology writer Margaret Rouse observes, “A major concern surrounding the Industrial IoT is interoperability between devices and machines that use different protocols and have different architectures.”

Ignition is an excellent solution for this since it is cross-platform and built on open-source, IT-standard technologies.

Companies need to know that their data is secure. The proliferation of sensors and other smart, connected devices has resulted in a parallel explosion in security vulnerabilities. This is another factor in the rise of MQTT since it is a very secure IIoT protocol.

Ignition IIoT by Inductive Automation

is an end-to-end Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solution that combines the amazing efficiency of the MQTT data-transfer protocol with the unlimited data acquisition and development power of the Ignition industrial application platform.

With Ignition, you can easily connect to plant-floor and field devices at the edge of your network, and push data from thousands of devices across numerous sites through a central MQTT infrastructure to both industrial and business applications.

sysWORXX CTR-700 IIOT Controller and Gateway

Artila IBM Watson IO for IIOT

 

The Future of the IIoT

The IIoT is widely considered to be one of the primary trends affecting industrial businesses today and in the future. Industries are pushing to modernize systems and equipment to meet new regulations, to keep up with increasing market speed and volatility, and to deal with disruptive technologies. Businesses that have embraced the IIoT have seen significant improvements to safety, efficiency, and profitability, and it is expected that this trend will continue as IIoT technologies are more widely adopted.

The Ignition IIoT solution greatly improves connectivity, efficiency, scalability, time savings, and cost savings for industrial organizations. It can unite the people and systems on the plant floor with those at the enterprise level. It can also allow enterprises to get the most value from their system without being constrained by technological and economic limitations. For these reasons and more, Ignition offers the ideal platform for bringing the power of the IIoT into your enterprise.

 

Digi XBEE LTE module

Process control. Manufacturing automation. Robotics. And more beyond factories like tank farms and agriculture. They’re all environments that require precision and efficiency
Delivered by Digi IoT connectivity.

What could cognitive computing do for you?

Cognitive computing involves analyzing huge quantities of data and spotting correlations and patterns that are valuable—similar to what a human brain can do. But computers can analyze lots more data, much faster.
So predictive analytics and data analysis through cognitive computing can do things like:

Anticipate part failure and order replacement parts before there's a problem

Determine safer ways for technicians and operators to work

Improve manufacturing efficiency against a standard
And much more

Node-RED for PAC Control

Node-RED is a visual tool for wiring the Internet of Things, by wiring together hardware devices, APIs and online services in new and interesting ways.

The Node-RED for PAC Control nodes can read and write values from a PAC Control strategy running in a groov EPIC or SNAP PAC industrial controller.

Read more

Sealevel IIOT LTE IO

  IIOT
 

 IIOT
 

  IIOT

Transformers

Transformers

 110/230VAC 50/60Hz Medical Grade Transformers

Variable Auto Transformers = VARIAC

Single and Three Phase Transformers

Power Front Page

January 2019

Power & Medical Grade Transformers plus Variacs.

MasTec Ltd has a full range of these Transformers:-

Mains, Isolators, Medical and Variac Auto transformers.

MasTec represents :-
Belotti of Italy, one of the leading world supplier of Variac Transformers

IREM of Italy for power Transformers and AC High End Conditioners.

TrippLite for Medical and Industrial 110/230 VAC 50/60Hz Transformers for use in NZ and Export markets.

Variacs:-

There are basically three main types with power ratings from a few watts to 100KWatt or greater.

o Hand controlled
o Servo Controlled Stabalisers
o Lighting Control Systems

Servo Control keeps the output VAC to a set level with <0.5% accuracy under 0-100% load.

Lighting Systems

Enable lights to be run at lower voltages, reducing power consumption and maintenance considerably.

Isolation Transformers:-

For telecommunication systems and moreansformers

An AC isolation transformer protects sensitive electronics such as computers and servers as well as amplifier from line noise and power surges that can disrupt performance, damage equipment and potentially harm people coming in contact with the equipment by electric shock.

Faraday Shield offers 100% isolation from the input AC line
Additional surge and EMI/RFI line noise protection
A noise isolation transformer can be an inexpensive alternative to the installation of dedicated circuits and site electrical upgrades.

Medical-grade isolation current transformers offer full compliance with UL 60601-1 regulations and leakage less than 100 microamps.

 Isolation Transformers

Power Transformers

POWERTECH

Small PowerTransformers






 




Batteries and Batteries and more

GEL - SLA - Flooded - Lithium

Lead Acid Gel Batteries

12 VDC Gel Batteries

2 Volt Gel up to 3000amphr

 6/12 Volt Deep Discharge Gel
 

 12 Volt Front Panel Termnals

 

  12/24/48/72/96 Volt Lithium 19" Rack

 

 Traction Cells- Flooded

 

 Solar Inverter Chargers to 10KW

 

 UPS Replcement Batteries

Power Front Page

December 2018

CS Power Battery and Accessories

CSPOWER Battery Tech Co.,LTD manufacturer

Deep Cycle AGM Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) Batteries
Solar GEL Batteries
Front Terminal Battery
High Temperature long life GEL battery
OPzV Battery
Car/Auto Batteries
Telecom Batteries
Lithium batteries
Solar inverter,
Solar charger controller
Solar panel etc

CSPOWER has approximately 1000 employees. Located in a world-class, modern industrial park of 50, 000 square meters in China,.Their production capacity >2, 000,000 kVAh\/Yea

CS series Sealed free maintenance lead acid batteries are designed with AGM technology, high performance plates and electrolyte to gain extra power output for common power backup system applications widely used in the fields of UPS, Security and Emergency lighting system.

They are sealed and free maintenance whole life, valve regulated type standby AGM battery, also named by VRLA battery, SLA battery, and SMF battery.

> Features and Advantages for AGM battery
1. Sealed and maintenance free operation
2. Non-Spillable construction design
3. Safety valve installation for explosion proof.
4. 99.99% pure lead plates high quality and high reliability.
5. Exceptional deep discharge recovery performance.
6. Low self discharge characteristic.
7. Flexibility design for multiple install positions
8. The operating ambient temperature -10? to +40?
9. Long life span 3-5 years for standby
10. Using O2 recombination technology: maintenance-free
11. Pb-Ca-Sn alloy plate grids: less gassing & self-discharging
12.Quality AGM separator: extend cycle life & micro shorts
13. Flame-resistance ABS material: strong battery container.
14. High purity raw material: ensures low self discharge rate
15. Silver-coated copper terminals, brass insert terminals and lead terminals improve the electric conductivity

VRLA Gel Batteries
Standard VRLA GEL battery are designed for frequent cyclic charge and discharge applications under extreme environments. By combining the newly developed Nano Silicone Gel electrolyte with high density paste, the Solar range offers high recharge efficiency at very low charge current. The acid stratification is highly reduced by adding Nano Gel.

> Features and benefits for solar gel battery
1. This Energy storage battery utilizes gel electrolyte technology. The uniformly distributed gel electrolyte is made by mixing sulfuric acid with silica fume.
2. The electrolyte can hold the battery plates securely in an immobile gel.
3. Radial grid design offers this power storage device excellent discharge performance.
4. Due to 4BS lead paste technology, our vrla gel battery provides long lasting service life.
5. Employing unique grid alloy, special gel formulation and distinct positive and negative lead paste ratio, the maintenance free battery boasts outstanding deep cycle service performance and over discharge recovery ability.
6. Completely manufactured from high purity raw materials, CSPOWER VRLA gel battery has extremely low self discharge.
7. Gas recombination technology ensures excellent seal reaction efficiency, thus delivering no pollution such as acid mist to the environment.
8. The gel battery boasts reliable sealing technology which enables security seal performance.

OPvZ Gel Batteries
CSPOWER OPzV Tubular GEL Battery Longest Life for Solar.
Voltage: 2V
Capacity: 2V200Ah~2V3000Ah
Designed floating service life: >20 years @ 25 °C/77 °F.
Cyclic usage: 80% DOD, >2000cycles

> Summary for OPzV Gel Battery
By combining the newly developed tubular positive plates with fumed gelled electrolyte, CSPOWER created the innovative OPzV range of batteries. The range offers 20 years design life and super high deep cycling capabilities. This range is recommended for telecom outdoor applications, renewable energy systems and other harsh environment applications.

> Features and Advantages for OPzV Battery
Over 20 years design life at floating condition @ 25°C
Wide operating temperature range from -40°C to 60°C
Tubular positive plate with prolonged cycle life
Fumed Silica gel electrolyte
Lead Calcium die cast grid with improved corrosion resistance capability
Low self-discharge rate and long shelf life
Excellent deep discharge recovery capability

Traction Flooded Batteries
CSPOWER flooded traction lead-acid batteries as a DC power widely supplied in forklifts, tractors, airports, stations, ports, vegetables and fruit market, factory warehouses and so on. At the same time, it also widely used in buses, sports and entertainment as a clean and pollution-free DC power supply.

> Features and Advantages for Forklift Traction Battery
1. Longer design life, more than 1800 cycles at 80% DOD
2. Excellent cycle performance and recovery ability after deep discharge
3. Excellent low temperature performance
4. Reliable sealing structure
5. Special design to prevent the short circuit of battery
6. Automatic watering system and gas mixing system

Lithium Batteries
CSPOWER LiFePO4 battery are the newest lithium iron battery technology, Own Longest Cycle Life: Offers up to 20times longer cycle life and five times longer float /calendar life than lead acid battery, helping to minimize replacement cost and reduce total cost of ownership.

> Advantages for CSPOWER LiFePO4 Battery
1 Lighter Weight: About 40% of the weight of a comparable lead acid battery. A 'drop in' replacement for lead acid batteries.
2 Higher Power: Delivers twice power of lead acid battery, even high discharge rate, while maintaining high energy capacity.
3 Wider Temperature Range: -20?~60?, no affect battery life and capacity.
4 Superior Safety: Lithium Iron Phosphate chemistry eliminates the risk of explosion or combustion due to high impact, overcharging or short circuit situation.
5 Increased Flexibility: Modular Design enables deployment of up to four batteries in series and up to ten battery in parallel.


Lead Acid SLA Batteries

12 VDC AGM Batteries

2 Volt AGM up to 3000amphr
 

6/12 Volt High Discharge SLA
 

 12 Volt Long Life Gel

 

Lithium Cabinets - Huge Power

 

Traction Batteries - Huge Power

 

Silicon Panels to 310Watts - Competitive pricing

 

 OPvZ Batteries - Super Long Life
Batteries and Batteries

SLA - Flooded - Lithium

 

 

   

Nov 2018 UPSs & Inverters

 

 

Asian Electron Inverters

Asian Electron Inverter Charger

Asian Electron Modified Sinewave Inverter

Power Front Page

November 2018

MasTec is running an Anniversary sale on all

Asian Electron Inverters
and
Soltec Floor and Rack UPSs models 1, 2, 3 KVA

Get 20% on Soltec On Line Sine Floor

1000VA AHA-103H
Sinewave UPS + Shutdown Software and cables.

2000VA AHA-203H
Sinewave UPS + Shutdown Software and cables.

3000VA AHA-303H
Sinewave UPS + Shutdown Software and cables.

Get 20% on On Line Sinewave Rack Mount

1000VA AHA-103HR
Sinewave UPS + Shutdown Software and cables.
includes internal batteries

2000VA AHA-203HR
Sinewave UPS + Shutdown Software and cables.
Needs external Battery rack

3000VA AHA-303HR
Sinewave UPS + Shutdown Software and cables.
Needs external Battery rack

Get 25% discount on Asian Electron
Quasi Sinewave models and Pure Sinewave Models.

Standard sizes are

12VDC, 24VDC 48VDC @ 700,1000, 1500, 2000 watts.

For more information

Contact our Technical Engineer,

Loyal Noronha

ph: 64 92734200

or email us: info@mastecnz.co.nz

 

Soltec UPS

Floor Model - On Line - Pure Sinewave UPSs

 

Rack Mount - On Line - Pure Sinewave UPS

 

 

 

 


 

AC and DC Loads and more

 

Lithium 12 Volt 100Amphr Batteries


Xbee Wireless Comparison Sheet
 

AC Frequency Converters, UPS, Inverters

  

Embedded Computing
 


All things Power UPS Medical PDU USB Power

 

High Powered AC and DC Power Supplies


DAQ USB, Ethernet, WiFi and Buses
 

Industrial IIOT and Automation

 

Industrial IIOT and Automation
 
 

Medical Grade Power

 

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