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JUL 2015

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36 • ROCK products • July 2015 www.rockproducts.com EQUIPMENT & TECHNOLOGY AUTOMATION & ENERGY N ORD Gear Corp.'s Smooth Surface Motors are now available for the North American market and for export to key global markets, including both the HM and HMT series. HM Series motors are made from a high-strength, naturally corrosion-re- sistant aluminum alloy, and can be sup- plied with a variety of protective coat- ings and finishes. Aluminum housings are particularly beneficial in car wash- es and food and beverage applications as they offer better heat dissipation, effectively reducing internal motor or gear unit operating temperatures while increasing component life and reliabili- ty compared to cast iron or steel. HMT Series motors are supplied with NORD's exclusive NSD Sealed Surface Conversion System, and they can be of- fered as part of a wide range of integral gearmotor or motorized reducer solu- tions complete with NSD. The product offering includes four continuous-duty, premium, efficient motor sizes rang- ing from 0.5 to 1.5 hp with an IEC B14 flange mount, and many options to configure as a NORD integral gearmo- tor assembly. Motor options are varied and include brakes, thermal overload protection, space heaters, potted ter- minal boxes, condensation drain holes and connectivity solutions. NORD Smooth Surface Motors are readily available and configurable with the NORDBLOC.1 Series Helical-Inline, 93.1 Series (2-Stage) Helical-Bevel and the SMI Series Worm gear units. Inte- gral gearmotor options are available with a wide array of gear ratios and flexible mounting options. The motors and gear units combine durability and compactness in a cost-effective, light- weight and easy to clean solution. They are ideal for applications where sanitation and cleanliness are essen- tial as well as applications in damp and wet environments. NORD NSD product solutions have been field-proven to ri- val more costly stainless steel motors and options. NSD is resistant to blister- ing, flaking and peeling, offers corro- sion resistance across a wide pH range, and a surface that is 1,000 times harder than paint. Key features of NORD Smooth Surface Motors include: • Minimum IP66 ingress protection rating (increased protection avail- able). • Threaded cable entry holes/lip seals on both shaft ends/sealed and gas- keted terminal boxes. • Continuous Duty (S1)/Premium Effi- cient (IE3)/Non-ventilated (TENV). • Common voltages: 230/460-60 Hz, 332/575-60 Hz, 230/400-50 Hz, 460/690-50 Hz. • Inverter/vector duty insulation (rated per NEMA MG1-2011, section 31.4.4.2). • Moisture-resistant varnished dipped windings. • Optional NORD NSDtupH sealed sur- face conversion system. NORD, www.nord.com NORD GEAR Introduces Smooth Surface Motor Rockwell Automation introduced its new Allen Bradley MobileView teth- ered operator interface. The mobile terminal gives plant and industrial personnel the freedom to take a ma- chine's human-machine interface (HMI) with them to make real-time ad- justments to out-of-view applications. The MobileView tethered operator in- terface is ideal for maintenance tasks, machine setup or calibration activities, and other HMI applications that re- quire the operator to see the machine. The inclusion of a hardwired e-stop button and three-position enabling switch also supports applications that require local safety functionality. "Between making an adjustment on the terminal and viewing the results on the machine, fixed operator ter- minals can require a lot of back and forth for personnel, for certain applica- tions," said Matt Hansen, senior prod- uct manager at Rockwell Automation. "The MobileView tethered operator interface puts the terminal in the op- erator's hands to increase productivity and safety. Tasks are made more effi- cient and machines are set up faster." The MobileView tethered operator in- terface complements the Allen-Brad- ley PanelView graphic terminals, giving manufacturers and industrial operators a range of fixed and mobile terminals for different applications. It also uses the FactoryTalk View Ma- chine Edition (ME) HMI software from Rockwell Automation, allow- ing users to develop and re-use their software applications across the Mo- bileView and PanelView platforms. Three cable-length options, ranging from 16.4 ft. to 49.2 ft., offer flexibility. The MobileView tethered operator in- terface uses a 10-in. display with resis- tive touch screen, 2-GB internal SD card for application storage, and USB 2.0 port for high-speed data transfer. Soft- ware assignable functions are available as an option with either a hardwired momentary illuminated pushbutton or three-position key switch. Rockwell Automation, www.rock- wellautomation.com Rockwell Automation Offers Tethered Operator Interface

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