Engineering & Mining Journal

MAR 2017

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MARCH 2017 • E&MJ 61 EQUIPMENT GALLERY (ppm) to 300 ppm, boosting analysis sensitivity and accuracy compared to pre- vious versions. The FluidScan oil library went from 300 oils to more than 700, fa- cilitating the analysis of more than 97% of the oils Spectro customers reported using last year. Measurement stability is reinforced by a new infrared background measurement function. With the new version, Spectro also released software and fi rmware updates for the rest of the MiniLab system. Extended-life LHD Tire Camso, formerly Camoplast Solideal, re- leased the MST 776, a new un- derground mining tire for load haul dumps (LHDs). When tested in controlled con- ditions, the tire showed 15% bet- ter life and 2% better heat resis- tance than the industry bench- mark, the compa- ny reported. The MST 776 features a smooth, extra-deep L5 tread pattern. In tests, it de- monstrated outstanding resistance to tread and sidewall wear and cuts with re- duced carcass heat buildup. An impact guard sidewall design defl ects debris for optimum sidewall protection while reduc- ing stress cracking. The tire's rim guard protector shields the wheel for extended life and constant infl ation. Rugged IoT Controllers Divelbiss Corp. introduced the HEC-P6000 Family of controllers, enabling machine control, data logging and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity in the harsh- est environments, the company reported. As a part of the VersaCloud connectivity solution, HEC-P6000 controllers have 14 digital inputs, 14 digital outputs, four analog inputs and two analog outputs. If additional input/output (I/O) is required, the CAN and serial ports may be utilized to communicate to expansion I/O or addi- tional controllers. The controllers feature Ethernet and Wi-Fi ports, and two serial ports for com- municating to bar code scanners, RFID readers or other serial devices. Two CAN ports are available. The controllers have optional cellular and GPS capability. For data-logging, a real-time-clock, 512K of battery-backed SRAM, and an internal Micro SD card socket is available. The controllers can communicate data to Ver- saCloud, where it is date/time stamped and stored. They support supply voltages from 8-32 volts DC, and have an operat- ing temperature range of -40°C to 80°C. Software Encrypts Networks Bedrock Automation announced Cyber- shield 2.0, which extends its intrinsic cyber security protection to networks, the Internet of Things (IoT) and third-party applications. The fi rmware enables au- thentication and encryption of I/O net- works and fi eld devices, and it protects compliant networks and user applications such as controller confi guration, engi- neering and SCADA. The company also announced a con- troller that enables end users to obtain customized, company-specifi c root keys and certifi cates. For users who want to increase protection of their IP, infrastruc- ture and human resources by restricting access to only registered, company-con- trolled assets, the SCC.X Controller is injected at factory birth with compa- ny-unique root keys and certifi cates, ef- fectively limiting connections to compa- ny-mandated, approved devices. Visit us at CONEXPO booth C-32949

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