Fenasucro, the top show in Brazil for sugar, ethanol, and energy technology, is host to the top advances in sugar processing. InduSoft is presenting at Fenasucro along with Schneider-Electric, and we are taking a moment to have a look at the worldwide sugarcane industry during the event.
Brazil is the largest producer and exporter of sugar worldwide. Exports are projected to surpass 1.8 million tons to 26.1 million on steady higher demand and greater exportable supplies. However, a smaller amount of sugar is being converted to Ethanol in Brazil. Currently, 57% of Brazil’s sugar is converted to Ethanol, which is down from 59% the previous year.
Drought conditions in India have lowered production, which is projected to decline 18% this year, while production in Thailand and China are both set for large increases.
One interesting facet of the ethanol market comes in the form of exports from the United States to Brazil. With Ethanol currently priced lower than gasoline and sugar production down due to drought, more of Brazil’s sugar is being used for sweeteners. Ethanol producers in the United States have taken advantage of strong corn yields to export Ethanol to parts of Brazil. Some estimates suggest that 500 million liters of Ethanol will help to meet demand in the northern regions of Brazil.
New DW series inductive proximity sensors are available in barrel sizes from 3mm to 30m, and in a rectangular 20mm x 32mm configuration. Extended and triple sensing distance versions are available for both standard industrial and harsh duty applications. With 10 to 30 VDC operating voltage and sensing distances ranging from 1mm to 40mm, cylindrical sensors are available in shielded and unshielded models with nickel silver, nickel silver/chrome, chrome plated brass, or stainless steel housings. DW-series 3mm sensors are fitted with an axial cable; other sizes offer two-meter axial cable, M8 or M12 quick-disconnects. DW-series proximity sensors have an LED indicator and are available with NPN and PNP, and N.O. or N.C. outputs. Starting at $52.00, DW series industrial proximity sensors have an IP67 rating; harsh duty versions have IP68/IP69k ratings.
Need Internet connectivity for your industrial sensors and devices? 4G LTE can offer many advantages when properly implemented.
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INTEGRA polycarbonate enclosures weigh less than comparable steel or fiberglass enclosures and are engineered for durability and impact resistance, UV stability, chemical resistance, design flexibility and machinability. The enclosures are NEMA Type 1, 2, 3, 3R, 3S, 4, 4X, 6/6P, 12, and 13 rated and are watertight, non-corrosive, non-conductive, and easy to install and modify. INTEGRA polycarbonate enclosures start at $33.50 and are available with clear or opaque hinged lids. Exterior mounting flanges provide easy enclosure mounting, and interior mounting bosses provide multiple mounting options for subpanels and components. Subpanels starting at $9.00 and other accessories including pole mounting kits for 2-inch to 12-inch pole diameters are available. INTEGRA polycarbonate enclosures are UL approved, CE, RoHs, and REACH compliant.
RUKO countersinks are now available in both 82° taper for UNC and UNF fasteners and DIN 335 Type C 90° taper for metric fasteners. RUKO countersinks are ground from fully hardened, High-Speed Steel (HSS) blanks with a sharper, more precise and more durable cutting edge for a smooth, low-heat, chatter-free cut that is up to 30% faster than competing countersink bits. These tough bits are suitable for all standard industrial materials: steel, cast iron, stainless steel, non-ferrous metal, thermoplastics, and duroplastics. Eight 82-degree countersink bits are available in diameters from 1/4 to 1-inch, and five 90-degree countersink bits are available in sizes from 10.4mm to 25mm. 5-piece 82-degree and 90-degree countersink sets are also available. Individual countersink bits start at $10.00 and the 5-piece countersink bit sets start at $85.00.
Wireless IoT Mesh Network Gateway
Advantech RISC-based WPAN Network Controller, WISE-3310, is powered by the Freescale i.MX6 Dual Cortex-A9 1.0 GHz processor, Linux 3.10.17 BSP and Linear Dust LTC5800 Cortex M3 MCU with Smartmesh core technology for IEEE 802.15.4e standards. With changeable embedded modules and feature-rich protocol, WISE-3310 creates a cost-effective open platform for easy integration and development in different M2M/IoT applications. Also, it is integrated with WISE-PaaS/RMM for IoT Software platform to complete and streamline the IoT solution, from sensor to cloud.
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As natural resources are getting scarcer, it is increasingly important to get the most out of the energy sources we have. Using combined heat and power units is a smart way to optimize the use of energy and get both heat and power from the same generator. In Lollar, Germany, Bosch KWK Systems develops state-of-the-art heat and power units enabling their customer to become more energy-efficient. But as all advanced machinery, Bosch's heat and power units need maintenance every once in a while. With eWON remote routers, Bosch found a way to do this remotely.
Wireless technologies can provide convenient and flexible network communication for hard-to-wire locations. Choosing the right type of wireless technology for your application is just as important as knowing which factors in your wireless landscape can compromise your wireless network reliability. Access Moxa’s 54-page Industrial Wireless Guidebook for information on optimizing your industrial wireless network and how industrial-grade wireless devices can ensure network reliability.
The wireless guidebook contains the following information:
We hope this guidebook will provide you with a more comprehensive understanding of industrial wireless technologies and serve as your most trusted guide to getting un-wired!