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Spartan Peripheral Devices Booth # 3946

January is a very exciting month for us and we cannot wait to get to the show.  This year, we have seven important items to discuss and display.  For more information visit www.spartan-pd.com or view the Spartan New Products PDF Flyer  Further information is included in the Spartan interview.  What is new for the upcoming AHR?


AHR ExpoReliable Controls SMART-Space Controller - Booth # 3600

The 2009 AHR Expo will be held this year in Chicago, January 26–28 at the McCormick Convention Center. At this year's AHR Expo, Reliable Controls® will be unveiling the SMART-Space Controller (http://www.reliablecontrols.com/SSC/), a fully programmable BACnet Application Specific Controller ideal for small applications that require complete controllability in a compact, economical package. A number of knowledgeable Reliable Controls personnel will be on hand at booth #3600 to answer your questions on this exciting new controller and demonstrate the benefits of our proven product line.


EISK16Switch Your Way to the New EISK16 Ethernet Switch - Booth # 3953

Contemporary Controls new Plug-and-Play EISK16-100T switch is the easy solution for increasing the functionality of your network.  With 16 copper 10/100 Mbps ports, Contemporary Controls new Plug-and-Play EISK16-100T switch is the answer for increasing the functionality of your network. This compact switch only occupies 41 mm of DIN-rail space, making it perfect for areas with limited space. Housed in a metal enclosure, it provides reliable connectivity for industrial and building automation systems in a cost-effective manner, backed by a five-year warranty.  The EISK16-100T expands the CTRLink® family of Ethernet 5- and 8-port switches. Just power it up, and this unit will auto-configure each port for data rates at 10 or 100 Mbps and cable requirements. These ports support half-duplex operation with backpressure flow control or full-duplex operation with PAUSE control. The EISK16-100T switch will be available in the industry in the first quarter of 2009. To learn more about the EISK family, see our data sheet at www.ctrlink.com/pdf/TD0404000D.pdf.

 

 


AHR ExpoAmerican Auto-MatrixAmerican Auto-Matrix introduces the AspectFT Web-enabled Network Area Controller Family. - Booth # 3449

With the AspectFT control engine you are not limited to just one solution. As the Facilitating Technology (FT), this software platform is based upon open-standards used within multiple industries. Designed to perform control sequences and building management routines from an array of device platforms, AspectFT can communicate utilizing drivers such as BACnet®, or through direct database integration. Through varying aspects of the software, users can scale their projects based on size as well as hardware, and still receive the level of sophistication and control they expect. Stop by the New Product Technology Theatre A at the 2009 AHR Expo on Monday, January 26th at 1pm or come by booth number 3449 to see how American Auto-Matrix is revolutionizing Building Automation.  For more information on our newest revolution, visit www.whatsyouraspect.com.


BacNet Relay Functional Devices Introduces BacNet Relay - Booth # 3636

Functional Devices Inc. is adding a new open protocol field device to its varied line of control products. The RIBTW2401B-BC, Bacnet MS/TP relay, delivers one discrete output (20amp relay SPDT) and one discrete input for use with dry contact sensors such as current sensors. This input allows the sensor or other input device to be seen on the network. This network device can be used instead of a more expensive multi-output controller when a few more control points are needed and a large controller is too much for the job. These relays can also be used to pick up widely dispersed control points throughout a job site. The RIBTW2401B-BC has been prepackaged for convenience in a 4x4 NEMA 1 plastic enclosure. The enclosure has a 1/2inch NPT nipple for mounting through a knockout, or integral screw holes for surface mounting. Call Functional Devices Inc. at 800 888 5538 or visit our website at www.functionaldevices.com for more information.


RIB DeviceAHR ExpoFunctional Devices Introduces Enocean Wireless Devices Booth # 3636

The wireless relay receiver offers all the same advantages of our standard RIB® line without the expense and difficulty of traditional hardwiring. Bypassing the hardwiring of a control relay to a standard switch savers the installer time, effort, and money along with increasing the flexibility of switch and load configuration. Using Enocean's® "energy harvesting" technology, any 315 MHz Enocean® enabled transmitter* will activate RIB's® wireless relay receiver via an Enocean® receiver module inside the relay enclosure.  RIB® offers two models powered by 120 Vac or 277 Vac.  For more information visit
http://www.functionaldevices.com/chartWireless.html#Enclosed


AHR ExpoThe next generation in IAQ monitoring technologies will be showcased by KD Engineering - Booth # 1353

KD EngineeringWith public awareness of indoor air quality on the rise, monitoring air quality conditions in buildings has taken on increased importance in recent years. The KD Engineering BlackBoxx is a two function instrument meant to work in conjunction with the popular shAirBoxx IAQ monitors. Up to 16 individual shAirBoxxes throughout a building can now be connected simultaneously with one BlackBoxx. The BlackBoxx then uses ZigBee technology to collect data and store up to 225,000 data points. The BlackBoxx also has the ability to upload data directly to the internet. It can use a number of different technologies including WiFi, cellular modem, ethernet, and WiMax. Not all buildings have the same or any internet access, so KD Engineering has build in redundancies in the communication technology. For more information visit www.teamkd.com


AHR ExpoBACtalkAlerton’s BACtalk™ Control Module for the Web (BCM-WEB) is an Economical, Standalone Web Server for Small to Medium Sized Buildings - Booth # 3422

The  BCM-WEB, a cost effective BACtalk™ control module (BCM) Web server automatically reads building automation system BACnet® data from Alerton’s BACtalk system and translates the data to Web pages. The BCM-WEB is powered by the NiagaraAX platform and combines with other global controllers to form integrated third-party communications solutions. It is a powerful tool that is quick and easy to engineer using the same methodology Alerton is known for, and is an economic solution for running small to medium sized buildings. One of the most exciting features of the BCM-WEB for current Alerton IBEX™ customers is its ability to easily and economically Web-enable an existing IBEX system. Using an array of Alerton BCMs, users can access their IBEX system through the Web using BCM-WEB.  With the ability to auto-archive using secured email, the BCM-WEB facilitates better data management and helps prevent data loss. For more information visit www.alerton.com


FlowConFlowCon Introduces Total Authority Valve™ At AHRExpo In Chicago In January - Booth # 3535

CHARLOTTE, NC – FlowCon Americas is introducing its Total Authority Valve™, a pressure-independent dynamic balancing valve for commercial HVAC systems, at the AHRExpo in Chicago in January. FlowCon will be in Booth 3535.  Developed by the company’s home office in Denmark, the Total Authority Valve™ was designed especially for multi-circuit HVAC systems that typically include multiple fan coils, radiators and heat pumps. It can also be used in limiting the flow to individual heat exchangers or domestic water tanks. FlowCon was founded in 1987 with headquarters in Denmark. It also has offices in Singapore and Dubai. The company is 100 percent focused on dynamic flow regulation and pressure independent temperature control. Details at http://international.flowcon.com (on the website the product is called by its European name, FlowCon SM).

 


AHR Expo 2009ShenZhen ControllerShenZhen Allied Control System Company - Booth # 3555

New product: SSCB-01I
Type of Product: Controllers
New Features:
This control board combined water source heat pump and wall hung boiler system or solar system, according to customer’s request, it automatically starts the cooling or heating system, the water source heat pump is used to provide cooling application and the wall hung boiler or solar system can provide heating application or hot water supply,
Cooling and heating function. Compressor startup safety, operate protection and average start function Fault diagnose automatically and protect function
Pump anti-stuck function.
Anti-frost function.
Can connect with any wireless thermostat and wire thermostat
Website: www.szacs.com for more information.


EnOcean Enabled Hotel Room Retro-fit Kit - Booth # 3650

EnOcean Enabled Hotel Room Retro-fit Kit This EnOcean-enabled self-powered wireless kit provides hotel owners unobtrusive means of retrofitting rooms with controls that "de-energize" unoccupied rooms. When hotel quests are outside the room (typically 9+ hours/day), the system enforces that energy-hungry devices (air conditioners, lights, TVs, heaters, etc.) operate in “unoccupied” mode. The energy-saving system enables hotel owners to re-coup installation costs in less than one year (dependent upon variables such building location, power utility costs, etc.).  The kit features a Self-powered Wireless Key Card Switch (the only of its kind) that is coupled with a Wireless Thermostat (line-powered). The self-powered and wireless attributes of the controls simplify installations – the installation is powered by ambient energy sources - existing wires and embedded energy harvesters. Installers do not need to rip into the walls and the hotel can stay open-for-business during installation. For more information, please visit http://echoflexsolutions.com/product/ptm265kca-key-card-activated-switch


New BACnet InterfaceASI Controls Showing New BACnet Interface at AHR Expo 2009 - Booth #3815

San Ramon, CA, November 11th, 2008 – ASI Controls will be showing the new BACport BACnet System Interface device in booth #3815 at the upcoming AHR Expo 2009 in Chicago, IL.  The BACport adds new interoperability options to complement existing support for OPC and Modbus RTU Master, making it easier to incorporate ASI Controls into a building control system that is already using a BACnet front end. The BACport is backwards compatible with legacy ASI Controls networks and controllers. For non-BACnet applications, ASI WebLink software conveniently integrates monitoring and control of OPC-enabled DDC systems and web-enabled building interfaces into a single front end.  For more information visit www.asicontrols.com


E+E Elektronik Compact, Multifunctional Dew Point Transmitter for Measurements down to -80°C Td - Booth # 3915

Multifunctional Dew Point TransmitterThe new dew point transmitter Series EE371 from E+E Elektronik enables dew point temperature measurements in the range from -80 to +60°C (-112….140°F). The auto-calibration feature and the specifically for these applications designed dew point sensor element provide outstanding accuracy and very good long-term stability. Wettability, fast response time and high resistance against chemical pollutants are the main features of this sensor element HMC01, developed by E+E Elektronik in thin film technology. The rugged, compact metal housing of Series EE371 is rotatable over the full 360 degrees, allowing positioning for excellent readability of the optional dual-line display and easy accessibility of the robust industrial electrical connector - even in difficult mounting situations. Both analogue outputs are freely scalable and configurable. It is possible to have the transmitter equipped with switching outputs. Status indicators provide easy on-site diagnostics. Typical applications are monitoring of compressed air systems, refrigerant dryers, absorption dryers, plastics dryers and high-voltage circuit breakers. For more information visit www.epluse.com


Honeywell Analytics Introduces Gas Monitoring, IAQ Solutions to Building Automation Industry - Booth # 3823

Gas Monitoring, IAQ SolutionsHoneywell Analytics will introduce new gas monitoring and Indoor Air Quality instrumentation at AHR Expo 2008. These new solutions offer advanced, rapid-response monitoring of refrigerant, toxic and flammable gases found throughout a commercial building site. The company offers low-cost refrigerant and flammable gas sensing instrumentation for engine rooms; NO2 and CO monitoring through the industry’s first wireless gas monitoring system designed specifically for parking garages; and portable and fixed IAQ instrumentation for CO2/temperature/humidity monitoring. Solutions range from standalone devices to fully addressable systems, backed by an experienced service team. Honeywell Analytics solutions bring safety and comfort to a building environment, while reducing energy consumption. For more information, call 800-538-0363 www.honeywellanalytics.com


Wired/Wireless Gas Detection SystemACME CEL256 Wired/Wireless Gas Detection System for Underground Parking Garages and Enclosed Vehicular Facilities - Booth # 3952

Acme introduces a centralized gas detection system with LCD display to cover up to 256 points of wireless or wired gas detection sensors. Gases detected include CO, CO2, NO2, SO2 and Combustibles. Installers can now dramatically cut their gas detection system installation costs in parking, truck and bus garages using wireless detection technology. The CEL256 Control Panel provides signals to the BAS or takes direct control of the ventilation system to ensure safety in the space.  For more information visit www.acmeprod.com

 


New Low-Pressure Gas GovernorsNew Low-Pressure Gas Governors Are CSA Certified - Booth # 3868

A new line of CSA approved (spring loaded) regulators, designed for burner control installations and low-pressure gas distribution systems, has been introduced by Pietro Fiorentini of Norcross, Georgia. These new Governor Regulators are built to comply with the latest CSA standards for devices suitable for indoor and outdoor installations, and are certified to ANSI Z21.80a / CSA 6.22a-2005 Line Pressure Regulators. Due to their exclusive dual-diaphragm design, these governors can be installed in any configuration – right-side-up, sideways or upside-down – a major advantage in tight installations. Governors are available with or without filters, with slam shut, in vertical configuration, with integral flanges, and in other configurations. Pietro Fiorentini, headquartered in Milan, Italy, is now in the USA with offices in Norcross, Georgia and Houston, Texas. Pietro Fiorentini is a worldwide manufacturer of precise regulator products for numerous industries. For more information on the complete line of Pietro Fiorentini gas pressure regulators, visit www.fiousa.com

 


Hoffman Controls Corporation - Booth # 3836

880 Series Low Ambient ECM/VFD Motor Interface880 Series Low Ambient ECM/VFD Motor Interface

Head Pressure Control for applications requiring a pulse width modulated signal for regulating the RPM of Single (ECM) or Three Phase (VFD) Motors. The 880 Interface senses Condensing Temperature for all Refrigerant types, and provides a factory or field adjustable Span and Throttling Range, as well as defrost function for Head Pump applications, all from the same Interface. NEMA1 or 3R Rain tight configurations are available.

Motor Control for Controlling Sensible/Latent Heat RatiosMotor Control for Controlling Sensible/Latent Heat Ratios

“First in the Industry” Motor Control Interface to regulate conditioned air flow to precisely meet space Sensible/Latent Heat Load Ratios Designed for Controlling ECM, PSC and Three Phase Induction Motors. Balances manufacturers equipment output to meet specific building SH/LH loads. Converts Constant Volume Air Distribution systems to Variable Air Volume systems. Maintains Temperature & Humidity Control simultaneously without re-heat.

For more information visit www.hoffmancontrols.com


Kavlico Pressure SensorsKavlico Pressure Sensors are Ideal for Next Generation Modulated Furnaces - Booth # 3846

Moorpark, CA – Kavlico, a global business unit of Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST), has developed two new, high accuracy, low-pressure sensors for pressure measurement applications in next generation modulated furnaces. The model P992 is ideally suited to measure airflow, while the P356 measures propane or natural gas flow. The rapid escalation of energy costs over the past several years has “fueled” a new urgency to improve the efficiency of residential and commercial heating systems. Kavlico’s high precision pressure sensors provide furnace controls suppliers with a device that assists with combustion optimization parameters making the furnace efficiency jump from 65% to 95%. For more information visit www.kavlico.com 

Refrigeration sensorsKavlico Has a Full Line of Sensors for Refrigeration Pressure Applications - Booth # 3846

Moorpark, CA, ─ Kavlico, a global business unit of Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST), has a full line of pressure sensors specifically designed to address the needs of the refrigeration market. Name the application, and Kavlico can deliver the right pressure sensor to fit the broad spectrum of volume vs. cost target requirements. Whether the application calls for measuring chiller pressure, supermarket refrigeration, refrigerant suction and discharge, or hydronic system pressure and steam recovery, Kavlico sensors have been designed to perform.  For more information visit www.kavlico.com 

 


LCM-IE series control panel PLC-Multipoint Introduces the LCM-IE series control panel Booth #3642

The LCM-IE series control panel is a cost-effective and easily configurable stand-alone lighting control system with programming and accessories specifically optimized for interior and exterior applications. Capable of supporting 2, 3, 4 or 6 zones with photo, time clock, remote switching and timed override with sweep sequence programs for each zone. A maximum of 48 circuits can be accommodated in each base panel (4- or 6-zone) and up to 96 circuits in each expansion panel. For more information visit www.plcmultipoint.com

Panasonic Electric Works of America and PLC-Multipoint, Inc. have announced a contractual relationship whereby PLC-Multipoint will act as a United States distributor of Panasonic brand of lighting control equipment based upon the unique Full 2 Way communication Protocol. PLC-Multipoint will also use Panasonic components for their own product lines.Electricity for lighting is a major element in the total national energy picture. The integration of the two technologies will provide flexible solutions to the problems faced by today’s energy consumers, and offer building owners innovative, noninvasive cost saving opportunities. In the next few months, more information will be released outlining methods to control lighting and its associated costs without effecting occupants’ productivity. For more information, now, please visit www.plcmultipoint.com.


IP CamerasBosch Releases New Extreme Series IP Cameras

FAIRPORT, N.Y. – Bosch Security Systems, Inc., a full-line manufacturer of high-quality security solutions, announces the release of its Extreme Series IP Cameras. Combining advanced optics, active-infrared illumination, IP connectivity and on-board Intelligent Video Analysis in a ruggedized housing, the six camera models deliver uncompromised networked surveillance in all lighting and environmental conditions. The EX30, EX80, EX82 and EX85 models are all-weather outdoor IP cameras engineered and calibrated to provide high performance day-night imaging, making them ideal for perimeter and general surveillance for industrial, commercial and critical infrastructure applications. The EX7 and EX36 models are specifically designed to meet the needs of locations with specialized surveillance and design requirements, such as correctional facilities and hospitals. Producing high quality video, integrating seamlessly with IP networks and enabling optimized performance of video analytics in the most demanding imaging conditions, Extreme Series IP cameras meet the 24/7 surveillance requirements of critical security projects.

Varifocal LensBosch Adds 9-22 MM Varifocal Lens to Top-Selling Flexidome Camera Series

FAIRPORT, N.Y. – Bosch Security Systems, Inc., a full-line manufacturer of high-quality security solutions, announced today the expansion of its award-winning FlexiDome camera series with the introduction of a 9-22 mm varifocal lens that adds 20 new models to the line. The new models will help Bosch customers solve a wider range of surveillance challenges using these top-selling cameras. The 9-22 mm varifocal lens is ideal for recognizing objects up close, such as a person walking through a doorway, and for surveillance of long indoor corridors or sidewalks alongside the exterior of a building. It provides wide area coverage up to 31.2° horizontal and 22.8° vertical and telephoto coverage up to 12.8° horizontal and 9.6° vertical, enabling surveillance system operators to identify a person positioned up to 130 feet away from the camera. The lens is IR-corrected to keep FlexiDome Day/Night cameras in focus at all times, and has an F/1.4 (f-stop) to allow a greater amount of light to pass through the lens to the image sensor – resulting in enhanced sensitivity and faster reaction to light changes.

For more information, visit http://www.boschsecurity.us.


ISA Books

SCADA: Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition, 3rd EditionSCADA: Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition, 3rd Edition
Stuart A. Boyer

Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) technology has evolved over the past 30 years as a method of monitoring and controlling large processes. This reference book offers overviews of SCADA's component technologies, as well as details necessary to understand the big picture. SCADA processes cover areas that may be measured in the thousands of square miles, and have dimensions that may be hundreds, occasionally thousands, of miles long. Now a mature technology, SCADA includes , but is not limited to, software packages that can be incorporated in a larger system.

Software for Automation: Architecture, Integration, and SecuritySoftware for Automation: Architecture, Integration, and Security
Jonas Berge

Written for automation people, this book provides a clear and concise presentation of how to fully apply software in automation. It provides "how-to" information for all phases of the system lifecycle from configuration, system integration, troubleshooting, and engineering, to administration.

For more information visit www.isa.org/books


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