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07 January 2021 | Marketing, Success Stories

Customer support via IIoT
– Lämneå Bruk

The situation last spring was critical, and the lock down of country boarders was the reason that the support staff at Lämneå weren’t able to travel and give their customers support during the installation of the machine or other needs in person. This made the possibility to connect to the machines remotely from home priceless - Customer support via IIoT - Lämneå Bruk.

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Customer support via IIoT – A router made Lämneå Bruk less vulnerable when the Corona pandemic started
A router, that the machine manufacturer Lämneå Bruk uses and mounts in the control cabinet of their machines for the last ten years made Lämneå Bruk less vulnerable when the Corona pandemic struck in the beginning of 2020. The router makes it possible for them to connect to the customers machine remotely and proceed the support and service that the customer has bought.

Lämneå Bruk in Ljusfallshammar, located outside of Finspång – Sweden, about three miles from Norrköping is a modern family business focused on manufacturing of highly automated machines, manufacturing lines and facilities for the wire drawing industry with the whole world as their market field. The company had annual sales of about 160 SEK in the financial year 2019/2020. As much as 95 percent of the manufacturing are exported to 98 countries. In total, there are up to 123 different types of machines sold in Germany, USA, Canada, China, South Korea, Japan and India amongst others. Other countries in Europe also belong to the company’s important export markets. The products manufactured using the machines produced by Lämneå Bruk include welding wire, welding electrodes, springs, tubular wire, nails and screws.

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One of the most common and typical products among the wire drawing machines is the drawing machine, which has the task of reducing steel wire from coarse to thin by pulling it, for example from 8 to 3mm. Raw materials are wire rod from suppliers all over the world. Another type of machine is so-called rewind lines. In these, the thread is repackaged to the end customer’s packaging. Even though 60 percent of all machines from Lämneå Bruk are machines for the welding wire industry, machines are also built for, for example, spring wire, reinforcement an staple products.

Lämneå Bruk dates back to the early 18th century when the facory was a foundry. The journey in the wire industry started as early as 1823. Today, the company is owned by the CEO Jonas Hagstedt, whose father bought the company in the late 1950s. About 50 employees include designers, automation technicians, programmers, machine fitters in electricity and mechanics, cnc operators, welders, painters, support staff and administrators in logistics among other things. You basically have all the professions that enable Lämneå Bruk to produce everything from home.

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We have control over the entire production chain
-We are able to manufacture a wide range of technically advanced machines for different types of wire, from small single machines to complete lines. Each machine is unique and each customer has special requirements for their facility. We build what the customer request and transform ideas into entire machine system solutions that are both user- and maintenance-friendly, says Jonas Hagstedt, CEO and owner when he comes in and visit the magazine Automation, which visited the factory in September 2020.

-We are actually quite alone on the market here in Europe, with just a few competitors. We have control over the entire production chain, and we take responsibility for all parts of the machine. Electrical design, programming, manufacturing of the machine and control cabinets. Everything is assembled on site here in Sweden. We live up to our slogan: “A passion for service”. We are proud to be able to offer excellent customer service before, during and after sales, Jonas Hagstedt emphasizes.

The company is well advanced in the technology. From order to finished machine, it takes between two and six months before the machine can be shipped to the customer. Often together with staff to ensure that the installation goes well and that the staff at the customer company receive good training and support right from the start.

-The customer can decide a lot about what his machine will look like, says Peder Helgesson, automation manager at Lämneå Bruk, who guides the magazine Automation through the facility.

-The customer can make different choices regarding components, mechanical and electrical design and the color of the machine. But we try to standardize as much as possible and therefore the machines are modular as far as possible. We use ready-made well-integrated complete solutions from our subcontractors with control and drive technology that also have integrated safety and energy regeneration.

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Technics are today used in over 450 machines across the globe
Lämneå Bruk uses different control systems for their machines depending on the wishes of the customer in accordance with the technology they themselves use in their factory. Generally Siemens controls the machines that are exported to European countries and accounts for most of the solutions (ca. 60-70 percent). Allen-Bradley is used in what is sent to the US (30 percent) and Mitsubishi is mostly used on the East Asian markets including China and Japan. A router is mounted in the control cabinet in the machine or machine line to ensure that the suppliers have access to support and service remotely.

This is where Lämneå Bruk cooperate with Recab, a Scandinavian company specialized in custom solutions within what they call “from edge to cloud”, as well as embedded computer systems, industrial data communication, sensors, and vision. The cooperation began in 2010 and the technics are today used in over 450 machines across the globe. Before that Lämneå Bruk used another, less practical, solution, a regular modem that you connected to through a phone call.

-When we started up our online support in 1994 most people didn’t have broadband connection, so it was probably the only usable solution, says. Peder Helgesson. He works as an automation manager at Lämneå Bruk but also belongs to the team of eight people (automation technicians) who go out and help the customers with installation and training.

The machine is constantly prepared for connection.
The product consists of a router attached in the control panel of the machine and its task is to mediate the connection between the operator panel that is attached to the machine and make it and the entire network on the machine available to the service technician at Lämneå Bruk. This way, the service technician can troubleshoot the machine as if they were sitting on site in the customer’s facility. There are hundreds of sensors in each machine and a lot can happen during the operation of the machine. Everything from a sensor breaking, that the pneumatics not working because a valve may have broken, a pulse sensor to an engine has stopped working to a mechanical fault that has occurred because the wire fell off and accidently hit some part of the equipment. HMIs are also sensitive things with their touch screens that can break because you may press too hard and too much on the screens while wearing rough work gloves.

– The router connects to the network and further to the central server, which in this case is located in France, says Magnus Unosson, customer responsible at Recab

– The advantage is that it is a secure connection that does not disturb the company’s firewalls since it connects from the inside and out. Software that belongs to the router also handles IP addresses that are there in the background. The customer easily connects to the router with the help of a unique product code key. The solution uses the company’s existing connection to the network. A fixed connection also means that you avoid problems with SIM cards and such. The machine is constantly prepared for connection. When the service is to be done, the customer wants access to new functions on the machine or when various additional programming in the plc is to be done, you connect to the server.

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Solution
The solution that Recab offers consists of both the hardware, a router from Etic Telecom, as well as the software called m2me. The m2me-solution by Etic is intended for remote maintenance and control of all types of industrial units (plc, hmi, Drive, etc.).

– In these times, during the Corona Crisis, when it has not been possible to travel freely across the world during long periods of times it has been a huge advantage to be able to connect to the customer remotely from home, states Peder Helgesson. Occasionally the customers need extra plc programming and naturally it becomes cheaper when we can do it from here, since it saves us long expensive trips and lots of time. There can be about 50 pages in the operator interface with images and everything. Our machines use different standard modules, but it is common for the customer to want their own adaptions and additions.

This might be Lämneå Bruks largest competitive advantage on the market. That they can deliver machines that are based on standard design but offering a lot of customizations. They also build and develop new machines or functions in direct cooperation with their customers. These machines are completely customized without a standard basic to begin with.

Text and photo by DAGMAR ZITKOVA – Magazine Automation 

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22 December 2020 | Products

Go-X Series – a compact, reliable camera to fit your machine vision system perfectly

Go-X Series from JAI. Compact, affordable industrial cameras designed to power the next generation of machine vision systems. Get low field failure rates, a six-year warranty, unrivalled shock and vibration standards and market-leading dust protection.

 

With easy integration, this is an industrial camera series you can trustGo-X Series – a compact, reliable camera to fit your machine vision system perfectly:

  • 24 models
  • Resolutions from 2.3 to 12.4 megapixels
  • GigE Vision or USB3 Vision
  • Monochrome or Bayer Color
  • Easy integration A free SDK plus high-level API lets you easily design for Windows, Linux, or ARM embedded platforms
  • 6-year warrantyThe Go-X Series offers unmatched reliability and is backed by the longest warranty of in the industry.

A Camera with next generation of machine vision systems
The Go-X Series offers compact, attractively-priced industrial area scan cameras with a blend of features, image quality and industrial grade reliability that is in high demand for the next generation of machine vision systems.

The Go-X Series incorporates the most popular Sony Pregius CMOS sensors with resolutions ranging from 2.3 to 12.4 megapixels and a choice of USB3 Vision or GigE Vision interfaces.
With industrial grade shock and vibration ratings (80G/10G) and excellent thermal dissipation, they are designed to keep critical inspection systems running 24/7/365.

Backed by a six-year warranty – the longest in the industry – they are built using JAI’s proven manufacturing process that has delivered field failure rates of less than two cameras per thousand over the last five years.
All cameras include a robust set of capabilities like region-of-interest (ROI), image flipping and mirroring, 8/10/12-bit output, blemish compensation and shading correction – plus, advanced features like two different sequencer modes and an intelligent, user-customizable auto-exposure function (ALC).

Whatever the sector or industry you support – or the application you’re targeting – the Go-X Series  are a compact, reliable camera to fit your machine vision system perfectly:

  • Electronics
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Food & Beverage
  • Automation & Automotive
  • Medical Devices
  • Packaging & Logistics

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Link to JAI
Link to Recab’s range of Cameras

For more info and datasheets of the  Go-X Series: 
Glenn Abrahamsson / +46 702-355 685 / glenn.abrahamsson@recab.com
Klas Bengtsson / +46 730-766 721 / klas.bengtsson@recab.com

22 December 2020 | Marketing

Merry Christmas &
Happy New Year

A BIG THANK YOU to all customers, suppliers, partners and employees for a different and challenging year - we went through many exciting challenges!

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We look forward to 2021 and all the opportunities we have and can create TOGETHER.

If you want to get in touch with us during Christmas and New Year,  – you can reach us at
sales@recab.com or by phone: 

Sweden
+ 46 8 683 03 00
Norway
+ 47 62 54 02 91
+ 47 96 90 22 11
Denmark
+ 45 70 300 310

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR!

21 December 2020 | Marketing, Products

Velkommen til Recab for Metric kunder

www.metric.dk som du kender den, er stoppet.

Men vi har stadig de kendte produkter du kender fra tidligere.
Sidste år blev det meste af Metric Industrial A/S lagt ind under Recab, som vi har arbejdet tæt sammen med.
Recab er et stort automationshus, som har en meget bredere produkt portefølge, samt mulighed for
custom design også. Nedenunder kan du vælge hvilken produktgruppe, du er interesseret i, så videresender vi dig
til det mest relevante område på Recab.com. Bagefter kan du jo altid udforske hvad vi ellers kan tilbyde


18 December 2020 | Products

ABOX-5210(G)-M12X Fanless Box Computer
– Designed for a variety of demanding environment

ABOX-5210(G)-M12X from Sintrones is specifically designed for railway rolling stock applications that guarantee reliable performance, withstanding environmental disturbances such as severe shock and vibration in railway vehicle applications.

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New ABOX-5210(G)-M12X Fanless Box Computer
Powered by Intel GEN 10th 10 Cores Xeon W-1290TE / i9-10900TE AI GPU Computing. It has 8 x DI & 4 x DO & 3 x RS-232/422/485 I/O ports, 9-48V DC Input and wide range operating temperatures 40ºC ~ 70°C that can be operated in extreme weather conditions. It provides 2 x 2.5″ Drive Bay for SATA Type HDD/SSD RAID 0, 1, 5 and 1 x M.2 M key 2280 slot supports NVMe and SATA SSD. ABOX-5210(G)-M12X also features optional 8 port PoE for connecting with max. 8 x IP camera.
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Certified
It features 8 x M12 X Coded Connectors for GbE and certified Rolling Stock EN 50155 & EN 50121-3-2 that cater to rolling stock’s application including traffic safety systems, passenger information systems, broadcasting systems as well as surveillance systems and so on. With the new Intel Gen 10 Comet Lake and NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 1650 or GTX 1060 technology’s outstanding performance, ABOX-5210(G)-M12X can effectively support smart public transit systems.

Cutting-edge systems
It offers a variety of cutting-edge systems, incorporating high-performance processors especially for smart public transit infrastructures. For trains that operate at high speeds through tunnels and extreme weather conditions, by implementing the Computer and cameras, the system assists in monitoring and carrying-out the flow of passengers in the vehicle to avoid overcrowding and to reinforce social distance protocol. In addition, drivers can confirm whether people are wearing face masks. ABOX-5210(G)-M12X solutions enhance the operational efficiency of railways and railway station management.

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Key Features:

  • Intel GEN 10th 10 Cores Xeon W-1290TE / i9-10900TE
  • NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 1650 or 1060 GPU (for 5210G)
  • 8 x DI, and 4 x DO and 3 x RS-232/422/485
  • 1 x M.2 B key, 1 x M.2 A-E key & 3 x MiniPCIe expansion slots
  • Dual Hot Swappable SATA Storage RAID 0,1,5
  • 9-48V DC Input and Operating Temp.: -40~70°C
  • 2 x RJ45 Ports and 8 x M12 X Coded Connectors for GbE (Optional 8 x PoE)
  • Rolling Stock EN 50155 and EN 50121-3-2 certified

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Extra:
SINTRONES Edge AI GPU Computing products have the ability to process deep learning operations and support end-to-end deep learning solutions. They assist Edge Computing and AI Computer systems in connecting data source from Cloud/ Data Centers, detecting objects, performing basic classification, and alerting administration. They feature not only real-time data processing, but also data caching, buffering and optimization. In addition, they support in accelerating Machine to Machine communication, which allows machines, sensors, and controllers to communicate by registering and tracking material any time.

This powerful Edge AI GPU Computing platform is implemented in machine learning, industrial automation, autonomous vehicles, sustainable energy engineering and many other solutions that require significant computing power and still maintain a substantial level of mobility.

Link to www.sintrones.com
Link to Recab Engineering
Link to Recab´s range of products within demanding applications

For more information about ABOX-5210(G)-M12X Fanless Box Computer or our other projects / products: 
Bjørn Espen Aase  / +47 95 05 95 15 / bjorn.espen.aase@recab.com
Brian Ulskov Sørensen / +45 70 300 310 / brian.ulskov.sorensen@recab.com
Pontus Eriksson / +46 73 073 79 55 / pontus.eriksson@recab.com

ABOX-5210(G)-M12X Fanless Box Computer

 

11 December 2020 | Products

Advanced cyber security features and comprehensive
networking functions MIL-STD

The embedded Rugged Operating System (ROS) provides advanced cyber security features and comprehensive networking functions such as Enhanced Rapid Spanning Tree (eRSTP), Port Rate Limiting, and a full array of intelligent functionality for high network availability and manageability.

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Recab are proud to present our partner RUGGEDCOM and products
with MIL-STD within network communications:
Advanced cyber security features and comprehensive networking functions MIL-STD

Military standard products are designed to operate in harsh environments and meet and exceed strict specifications of the defense industry. The MIL-STD products provide a high level of immunity to vibration and shock impact, electromagnetic interference and heavy electrical surges typical of environments found in tactical defense operations. An operating temperature range of -40°C to +85°C coupled with hazardous location compliance enclosure allows the MIL-STD product family to be placed in virtually any location.

Coupled with ruggedness and durability that is designed in from the onset, the MIL-STD products are ideal for creating mission-critical, real-time, control applications where high reliability and availability is of paramount importance.

All RUGGEDCOM products are backed by a five year warranty and unsurpassed technical support.

Common features
• Many different fiber port options available
• Long haul fiber support
• High immunity to EMI and heavy electrical surges
• -40° C to +85°C operating temperature (no fans)
• Mechanically retained electrical connectors
• Conformal coating for extra environmental protection
• Fully integrated power supply (noexternal adaptors)
• Universal high-voltage range:120 V AC/DC and 230 V AC/DC
• Low voltage DC inputs: 12 VDC, 24 VDC or 48 VDC

A Selection of products from RUGGEDCOM:

RUGGEDCOM MX5000RE
Multi-Service Platform with enclosure
• MIL-STD switching/routing platform
• IP65 EMI/EMC/shock/vibration-rated enclosure
• Replaceable enclosure

Certifications
• MIL-STD 901D – shock (hard mounted)
• MIL-STD 167 – vibration
• MIL-STD 461 – EMI
• MIL-STD 1399 – DC magnetic field exposure
• MIL-STD 810 – temperature and humidity
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RUGGEDCOM M2200
9-port managed Gigabit Ethernet switch
• 1000BASE-X and/or 10/100/1000BASE-T

RUGGEDCOM MX5000
Multi-Service Platform
• High-density MIL-STD rated switch and router
• Supports up to 50 fiber or 98 copper ports
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RUGGEDCOM M969
10-port managed Ethernet switch with fiber uplinks
• MIL-STD and IP66/IP67 rated
• 8 x 10/100BASE-TX + 2 x 1000BASE-X or 2 x 100BASE-FX
• IP66/67 rated

RUGGEDCOM M2100
19-port modular managed Ethernet switch
• 3 x 1000BASE-X + 16 x 10BASE-FL/100BASE-FX/1000BASE-X

Link to RUGGEDCOM
Link to Recab Engineering

For datasheed and more information about RUGGEDCOM: 
Håkan Gunnarsson / 073-201 03 01 / hakan.gunnarsson@recab.com 
Brian Ulskov Sørensen /+45 70 300 310 / brian.ulskov.sorensen@recab.com 
Bjørn Espen Aase  / +47 95 05 95 15 / bjorn.espen.aase@recab.com

 

 

 

 

09 December 2020 | Products

IP67 Cameras featuring GigE Vision® with PoE
– Designed for Use in Harsh Environments

Imperx IP67 cameras MIL-STD-810G provide you with the quality, versatility, and rugged durability needed to meet your most complex and demanding requirements. Featuring the Sony Gen2 and Gen3 Pregius global shutter sensor technology and advanced Imperx image processing.

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IP67 Cameras featuring GigE Vision® with PoE- Designed for Use in Harsh Environments.

  • Exceptional imaging performance.
  • IP67-rated housing for demanding industrial applications.
  • Lightweight and compact 42 x 48 mm size.
  • GEV with PoE and GenICam-compliant PoE machine vision camera designed for harsh environments with a wide temperature range
  • MIL-STD-810G

IP67-rated Protection
As defined by international standard IEC 60529, “IP” or “Ingress Protection” is a world-wide standard of rating levels used to classify an object’s degree of defense from intrusion of fluids and solids. Designed for use across all industries and in harsh environments, Imperx Cheetah IP67 models feature IP67 protective housing which allows the camera to be well-protected from solid particles including dust, dirt and sand. Our line of IP67 cameras also provide protection against water ingress for 30 minutes in levels up to 1 meter in depth.

Ethernet connectors
The cameras’ robust M12 Ethernet connectors provide increased resistance to shock and vibration. This provides the user with long-term camera durability along with exceptional imaging performance in harsh, demanding industrial environments without the need for additional enclosures. For added protection, lens tubes can be utilized for dust proof and water-resistant functionality. Imperx offers IP67 lens tubes of different diameters to be used with varying lens sizes to suit your specific requirements.
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GigE Vision® with Power over Ethernet interface
The Imperx Cheetah IP67 CMOS cameras feature GigE Vision® with Power over Ethernet interface and are 100% compliant with the GigE Vision® standard. This interface reduces the need for extra cables by enabling the camera to get its power over the data cable which can reach 100m in length for simplified installation and maintenance.

GigE Vision® benefits for easy system integration:

  • CAT5e or CAT6 cables
  • 1Gb/s (1,000 Mb/s) bandwidth
  • Data transfer up to 100m/300ft in length
  • Highly scalable to suit your requirements

PoE benefits for reliable and versatile use:

  • Reduced cabling
  • Low installation costs
  • Reliable during loss of power
  • Low power consumption

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The cameras provide you with the quality, versatility, and rugged durability needed to meet your most complex and demanding requirements. Featuring the Sony Gen2 and Gen3 Pregius global shutter sensor technology and advanced Imperx image processing, these cameras are ideal for industrial, pharmaceutical, traffic and transportation, food and beverage, agricultural, automotive, packaging, process control, inspection and many other uses.

An easy-to-use GenICam compliant user interface simplifies programming of camera settings and parameters.

Camera resolutions include 12, 9, 7.1, 5, and 3 megapixels and offer a broad range of frame rates.

Link to a selection of Recab´s range of Cameras
Link to Imperx
Link to our business diversion Sensor, ID and Vision 

For more information or datasheet about the Imperex IP67 Cameras: 
Glenn Abrahamsson / +46 702-355 685 / glenn.abrahamsson@recab.com
Klas Bengtsson / +46 730-766 721 / klas.bengtsson@recab.com

08 December 2020 | Products, Technology

What is VPX
– Specifically designed to enable high performance

VPX products are widely deployed in military and aerospace environments due to their robust, high performance nature. Rugged variants are usually available based on a rigorous testing cycle to ensure reliability in severe operating temperatures, shock, vibration, altitude and other environmental factors.

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Recab in collaboration with Concurrent Technologies guides you in the topic VPX:
What is VPX – specifically designed to enable high performance -The OpenVPX framework defines the clear interoperability points necessary for integration between Module to Module and Module to Backplane and Chassis. The Specification describes the technical implementation details for 3U and 6U VPX payload and switch modules in an attempt to provide clear guidance on how to build interoperable computing and communication platforms.

Technologies called for in VPX specifications include:

  • 3U VPX Single Board Computers
  • 6U formats
  • High performance connector now rated up to 25 Gbit/s
  • Choice of high-speed serial fabrics
  • Direct coaxial (VITA 67) and fibre (VITA 66) connections

The technology was originally created in 2007, based on serial fabrics that are point to point in nature.  Owned By VITA, and as a successor of the VME standards, the VPX (VITA 46) standards were created to deliver more robust, high-speed performance for data-intensive, high bandwidth applications. VITA’s goal was to provide a future proofed standard that would be used to create rugged solutions for applications in the military, aerospace, transportation and industrial markets.

Most of the previous open standards, including VPX, have typically focused on board level requirements, but there is also a need for considering system-level requirements to improve interoperability and reduce customization, testing, cost, and risk. Based on key customer feedback the original VPX specification evolved to include OpenVPX™ profiles for multi-vendor integrated environments. The working group was formed in 2009, with a goal to improve the interoperability of 3U and 6U boards through the implementation of predefined profiles, and thus to lower the risk of adoption, expand the addressable market for VPX solutions and accelerate the deployment of the solutions into defense related applications.

OpenVPX is a development of, and complementary to, VPX. The OpenVPX (VITA 65) Specification was ratified by ANSI in June 2010. Whilst widely adopted, it was recognized that OpenVPX still made technology transitions difficult and caused system integrators difficulties.  Two main issues were the mix of +5V and +12V power supplies and the proliferation of vendor specific user I/O pin implementations.  SOSA/HOST/CERDEC groups formed driving further changes to VITA 65.0 and VITA 65.1 standards in 2019. The aforementioned groups formed with a series of open architecture goals in mind. These goals include: enabling cost savings/avoidance, facilitating technology refresh, improving interoperability, faster incorporation of innovation, and enhancing competition for components. The emergence of such groups also provided a platform to check for compliance of and the effectiveness of the standards.
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Benefits
VPX boards utilize alignment/keying blocks which are designed to be suitably robust:  A 6U board has three such keying blocks, while a 3U board has two.The VPX connector is specifically designed to enable high performance. It accomplishes this through a 7-row 16-wafer (wafers can be power, differential or single-ended) that delivers highly controlled impedance, minimal insertion loss and less than 3% crosstalk at transfer rates up to 6.25 Gbit/s. These statistics will be a great deal better for newer connector types, such as the Tyco Electronics MULTIGIG TR 3, with some transfer rates reaching up to 25 Gb/s.

The new connector enables a 6U VPX board to feature a total of 707 non-power electrical contacts and a total of 464 signal contacts, meaning that compared to other standards, VPX offers higher connection density and improved performance Furthermore, VITA 48 now Includes additional standards for more exotic cooling technologies including Air and Liquid Flow Through.

One other key benefit of using VPX technologies, is the fact it is widely adopted and promoted. VPX boards feature in a number of applications, including: Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR), Radio Detecting and Ranging (RADAR), Signals Intelligence (SIGINT), Electronic Warfare (EW), and a number of test and simulation applications. Due to the high level of adoption and promotion, there is a constant push for newer, more progressive innovations. We have seen, in the past 10 years or so, a great deal of development towards ever higher connection speeds, and more recently roadmap towards PCIe Gen 5, 100GbE technology. There is a great deal of work going on behind the scenes, so we can be certain that there is more room for progression in the near future.

Comparison
While VME was based on a bus, with signals daisy-chained at each slot, VPX is based on switched fabrics. The single biggest difference between today’s VMEbus boards and VPX boards is that VPX boards use a new connector.  The boards are designed around a connector suitable for high speed, rugged applications.  Initially connectors were available from a single vendor but now alternative and higher performance variants are available, such as that of
Tyco Electronics MULTIGIG RT3 and RT 2-S and Amphenol’s R-VPX Ruggedized.

The VPX specification outlines that a 6U VPX board features six 16-column 7-row connectors and one 8-column 7-row connector, while a 3U board features two 16-column 7-row connectors and one 8-column 7-row connector. One reason the VPX board was created, was to provide a higher-powered alternative to the VMEbus technologies readily available at the time. Typically, VME based systems have limited power budgets, whereas using VPX technology enables the possibility of using much higher performance products that can draw significantly more power.

Link to CONCURRENT TECHOLOGIES
Link to Recab Engineering
Link to a selection of Recab´s range of VPX 

For more info about VPX and our solutions:
Bjørn Espen Aase  / +47 95 05 95 15 / bjorn.espen.aase@recab.com
Brian Ulskov Sørensen / +45 70 300 310 / brian.ulskov.sorensen@recab.com
Pontus Eriksson / +46 73 073 79 55 / pontus.eriksson@recab.com

02 December 2020 | Products

High-precision Measurement on Any Material or Surface
Confocal Displacement Sensor CL-3000 Series

Measures target height by irradiating targets with light at wavelengths of varying focal points, then detecting the wavelength position of maximum light intensity from spectra received. Book your demo now!

 

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High-precision Measurement on Any Material or Surface Confocal Displacement Sensor CL-3000 Series
– When taking thickness measurements from both sides of the target, major errors occur when the optical axes of both sensor heads do not align or when the target vibrates or tilts even slightly. The CL Series can align the optical axes accurately, enabling high-accuracy thickness measurement from both sides of the target.

Accurate on curved, uneven, and rough surface – The CL-3000 uses multi-color confocal technology. With a wider measurement range and better angle characteristics, get high-accuracy measurement on any surface or shape without mounting concerns.

Ultra-compact and lightweight – The compact sensor heads, including the industry’s smallest at ø8mm ø0.31”, enable measurement almost anywhere. Utilize previously impossible installation locations, parallel mounting, and other once-unattainable benefits.

No influence from heat or electrical noise – The sensor head itself has zero electronic components, just lenses. This helps eliminate measurement error due to heat generation, electrical noise, or optical axis deviations.

For download datasheet – please fill in the form below

Link to Keyence
Link to a selection of Recabs products range of measurements

For reservation a demo or more info of Confocal Displacement Sensor CL-3000 Series
Glenn Abrahamsson / +46 702-355 685 / glenn.abrahamsson@recab.com
Klas Bengtsson / +46 730-766 721 / klas.bengtsson@recab.com

Datasheet: Confocal Displacement Sensor CL-3000 Series - Download your datasheet here:

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25 November 2020 | Products

SANTOKA 32.0 SG IPS
– 32 inch touch display with Full HD resolution

SANTOKA 32.0 SG – 32 inch touch display with Full HD resolution from Garz & Fricke is designed for industrial applications, as an information board in public buildings or at the POS- POS/PID (Point of Sale/Public Information Display)

The 32’’ touch display with Full HD resolution is implemented as a flush mount HMI and is equipped with a 4 mm thick hardened cover glass with AntiGlare coating. With a brightness of 400 cd/m² and a LED backlight life of at least 50.000 hours, the display is perfectly suited for continuous operation. This solution works with the proven SANTOKA board from Garz & Fricke and is LINUX-based. It provides many interfaces such as:

  • 2x Ethernet
  • RS485
  • CAN
  • RS232
  • USB
  • SD card

The SANTOKA 32.0 SG is even equipped with mPCIe expansion slots for  WIFI/BT/LTE. For excellent graphic performance and continuous operation in an industrial environment, the fanless single board computer uses the i.MX6 Quad or Dual ARM processor  from NXP.

The SANTOKA 32.0 SG is designed for a wide range of applications. It can serve in public buildings, such as airports, train stations, shopping centers. The advantages are shown where users are supposed to make their own entries in order to obtain specific information. Also the use at production sites (Industry 4.0), where users receive specific information within the automation process in addition to the basic overview, is conceivable. Furthermore, POS applications in connection with product selection and vending machine control are feasible. An example for this are coffee machines that also offer advertising space.

Link to Garz & Fricke 
Link to Recabs selection of touch displays  

Do you want more information about SANTOKA 32.0 SG IPS  or our other products/projects:
Pontus Eriksson / +46 73 073 79 55 / pontus.eriksson@recab.com
Nils Olav Gjørvad / +47 969 022 11 /
nils.gjorvad@recab.com
Brian Ulskov Sørensen /+45 70 300 310 / brian.ulskov.sorensen@recab.com