Automation Inside Awards 2019

Automation Inside Awards 2019

Here are the Automation Inside Awards 2019 WINNERS. Congratulations!

Best Automation Companies

First place


Minebea Intec

Minebea Intec

Minebea Intec is a leading manufacturer of industrial weighing and inspection technologies. With its headquarters in Hamburg, Germany, for around 150...

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Second place


Utilcell

Utilcell

UTILCELL is a manufacturer of Load Cells, Mechanical Accessories and Weighing Electronics. Since our beginnings, 40 years ago, we have been leaders...

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Third place


Satepesa S.L.

Satepesa S.L.

SATEPESA is a technical company specialized in industrial and commercial weighing, created in 1995 by a team of technicians with extensive experience,...

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Best Control Systems
Minebea Intec Maxxis 5 Weight Controller
Minebea Intec

Minebea Intec Maxxis 5 Weight Controller

The freely programmable controller Maxxis 5 is designed for applications as diverse as Phase, Batching, Filling, IBC, Counting and Truck Weighing. The weight controller provides extensive connectivity options and compatibility with all analogue and digital load cells as well as platform scales and many more weighing solutions.

  • Connection of up to four scales
  • 5.7" large colour display with multilingual interface and integrated help function for intuitive operation
  • Multiple interface possibilities: Ethernet TCP/IP, Modbus TCP, Profibus DP, DeviceNet, Profinet, Ethernet/IP and USB
  • Equipped with an internal web server, the Maxxis 5 can be configured and controlled via any standard web browser
  • Automatic backup function saving data to SD cards for full transparency and traceability

 

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Best Robots

No nominations to this category


Best Sensors
Minebea Intec Novego® Weighing Module
Minebea Intec

Minebea Intec Novego® Weighing Module

The weighing module Novego® was specifically developed to meet the increasingly stringent requirements of the food industry. This hygienic all-in-one solution boasts a range of innovative properties to ensure simple, error-free installation and maximum resistance to lateral forces.

  • Hygienic weighing module ensures efficient cleaning
  • High degree of process reliability and precision thanks to the innovative side-force-resistant system
  • Quick and easy commissioning due to smart add-on parts
  • Durable, reliable weighing solution with excellent corrosion resistance

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Best Measurement Systems
Minebea Intec X3 Weight Indicator
Minebea Intec

Minebea Intec X3 Weight Indicator

The verifiable Minebea Intec weight indicator X3 ensures fast and reliable display of the weight values. With the integrated EasyFill® application, filling with liquids, powders or granules can be controlled. Also especially suitable in combination with the Minebea Intec digital load cells.

  • High-precision weight indicator offering a resolution of up to 120,000 increments
  • Large, clearly readable display of weight values, even in direct light
  • Convenient and efficient scale calibration in one minute without weights
  • Remote configuration and service functionality through integrated website
  • EasyFill® function for one-component dosing of liquids, powders and granules with configurable target, tolerance and overshoot values
  • Multiple data interfaces allow easy integration into process control systems and direct connection of a printer or remote display
  • Housing suitable for panel mounting

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Best Embedded Systems/HMI
Utilcell Swift Indicator and High-Speed Transmitter
Utilcell

Utilcell Swift Indicator and High-Speed Transmitter

The SWIFT is a Weighing Indicator and High-speed Transmitter, especially indicated for Process Weighing & Machinery, in both static and dynamic applications. Now is available with the specific Dosing and Filling Application (APP) turns easy the control of the dosing processes of filling and dosing of materials.

Due to its many possibilities of data transmission, smart weighing functions, digital inputs and outputs, it is ideal for connection to PLC, PC and remote systems making easy the integration in automated systems.

  • High-speed and high resolution (2400 measures per second and 24-bit ADC).
  • Legal-for-trade NAWI Certification (Non-Automatic Weighing Instruments).
  • RS-232 & RS-485 communication (Modbus RTU & ASCII). PROFIBUS, PROFINET & ETHERNET/IP communication.
  • Analogue output configurable at 0-10 V and 4-20 mA.
  • 3 Digital inputs and 3 digital relay outputs.

Some regular applications:

  • PC/PLC weight transmission.
  • Filling and dosing machines.
  • Weighing and level measurement in tanks & silos.
  • Check-weigher scales.
  • High-speed dynamic sorting scales.
  • Multi-head scales.

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Best Automation Software
Minebea Intec ProRecipe XT® Software
Minebea Intec

Minebea Intec ProRecipe XT® Software

ProRecipe XT® is the intuitive recipe management system for all manual and automatic recipe processes. The innovative software guarantees complete and controlled product safety in the food, pharma and cosmetic industries as well as a wide range of other industries.

  • Intuitive monitoring and management of recipe processes
  • Flexible integration into production systems
  • Guaranteed traceable product quality
  • Meets the validation requirements of the pharma industry

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Best Motion Systems
NEXCOM NET 300-ECM Front-Access High-Performance EtherCAT Controller
NEXCOM International

NEXCOM NET 300-ECM Front-Access High-Performance EtherCAT Controller

NEXCOM NET 300-ECM is a high-performance EtherCAT controller, with Intel® Core™ i5-6500TE processor. Based on a real-time operating system, NET 300-ECM’s communication cycle time can be up to 250 μs, and also offers EtherCAT distributed clocks functions. The EtherCAT controller supports up to 64 slave modules which could be a wide variety of third-party devices, such as servo motors/drives and I/O modules.

NET 300-ECM is the ideal intelligence system for machine applications. Its front-access I/O Design simplifies the wiring, and it provides expansion mini-PCIe slot which can integrate other fieldbus devices for more application possibilities.

Main Features:

  • EtherCAT technology with NexECM, Class A EtherCAT Master
  • EtherCAT communication cycle up to 250 μs
  • Supports high-level API for CiA 402 profile
  • Supports Intel® Core™ i5-6500TE processor
  • Intel® Q170 PCH
  • 1x DVI-D and 1x HDMI for dual independent display support
  • 4x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0 and 2x RS232/422/485 auto
  • 1x Front access 2.5” SATA HDD tray
  • 2x mini-PCIe socket supports optional modules and mSATA device
  • 1x External CFast socket and 1x SIM card socket

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Best Identification Technologies
Zemic Object Identification Systems for retail industry: ZWPS-408-UK cross
Zemic Europe

Zemic Object Identification Systems for retail industry: ZWPS-408-UK cross

Zemic Europe introduced this year the Object Identification System, which can be used to identify the weight information and weight change information of a single commodity in the cabinet, or a shelf. These systems can be applied for stock management in different environments, like the retail industry, warehouses, farms. When the system ‘knows’ the weight of a single product, it can determine which and how many products are taken from a shelf or out of a vending machine.

Integrating Object Identification kits has many advantages such as:

  • Check on stock, based on weight of products still available in the cabinet
  • Exact and accurate check out, ideal for cheese vending machines, meat vending machines, vending machines with electronics, farm vending machines, locker vending machines 
  • Intelligent shelf monitoring 
  • In and out product detection 
  • Stock control 
  • Check out based on weight, no loss of products, profit optimization

ZWPS-408-UK Object identification system - Weighing kit cross:

These units can identify 1 gram weight. The load life is at least 1 million time counts, this system has a high reliability and is easy for maintenance. The load sensing units are also easily replaced.

  • Object Identification System Shelf Crosses.
  • Intelligent shelf.
  • Cross load sensing unit to be placed under shelf.
  • Cross load sensing unit available in different capacities: 10kg, 15kg, 20kg, 30kg, 35kg, 40kg, 50kg).
  • Dimension cross load sensing unit: 400x144 mm.
  • These units can identify from 1 gram weight.
  • This load sensing unit is stable in long-term loading, has a small creep and zero return.
  • Electrical lines and integrated processor (RS485 / TCP/IP).

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Best Encoders
Ametek Gemco 2006 Series Rotary Limit Switch
Ametek

Ametek Gemco 2006 Series Rotary Limit Switch

Gemco 2006 controls the intermediate and end limits of linear or rotary motion for instance on cranes, hoists, packaging machinery, conveyor, doors, or material handling equipment preventing these from exceeding the intended working area.

The Gemco 2006 rotary limit switch also prevents overtravel by cutting power to the motor or device that is driving the machine. This secures the equipment, the goods, the workflow and most importantly, the personnel.Gemco 2006 Series is rated for more than 15 million operations. The all-metal gearing and the shaft tested to up to 2000 RPM works both clockwise and counter-clockwise. The 2006 Series is manufactured with electrical switches that are UL recognized.

The simplicity of the rotary limit switch is the key to its success. The limit switch is easy to set up, very simple to wire and will work flawlessly with no maintenance due to the self-lubricating bearings.

Many cranes need to work in freezing temperatures, or in the hot summer sun. This will not lower the safety as Gemco 2006 rotary limit switch works unaffected from -40 to 82°C (-40 to 180°F).

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Best Network Technologies
NEXCOM SRB 200/201 Smart Robot Gateway
NEXCOM International

NEXCOM SRB 200/201 Smart Robot Gateway

NEXCOM SRB (Smart Robot Box) is a series of robot gateways to connect major industrial robots. Through Modbus,TCP/IP,OPC, and MQTT protocols, users can easily integrate robot information to HMI, SCADA or cloud to implement M2M (machine-to-machine)/M2C (machine-to-cloud) communication. Moreover, SRB series leverages Intel’s Movidius™ Myriad™ X VPUs to be able run AI programs. Traditional robots can be fully upgraded with smart AI applications such as vision inspection and predictive maintenance.

  • Robot connectivity: YASKAWA, KUKA, ABB, FANUC, TM, UR
  • R2M communication: Modbus TCP, TCP/IP
  • R2C communication: OPC UA, MQTT
  • Supports ROS applications
  • Supports Intel OpenVINO Toolkit
  • Supports AI inference with Intel Movidius X VPUs

SRB 200 equipped with dual Intel® Movidius™ Myriad X VPU (i5-6500 CPU, 8GB DDR4 SO-DIMM, 128GB SSD)

SRB 201 equipped with eight Intel® Movidius™ Myriad X VPU (i7-6700 CPU, 16GB DDR4 SO-DIMM, 256GB SSD)

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Best Packaging Systems
Minebea Intec Essentus® Checkweigher
Minebea Intec

Minebea Intec Essentus® Checkweigher

The Minebea Intec Essentus® range of dynamic checkweighers offers four basic models for simple, precise weight and integrity checking of packaged foods and other products.

  • Easy to operate
  • Robust conveyer technology
  • A wide range of belt lengths and widths
  • Automatic learning function makes configuration easier (L/H performance)
  • A wide variety of options (L/H performance)
  • Automatic speed regulation (L/H performance)

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Best Data Loggers/Analyzers/Storage
Minebea Intec SPC@Enterprise Software
Minebea Intec

Minebea Intec SPC@Enterprise Software

The innovative Minebea Intec software SPC@Enterprise combines classic filling quantity control with dynamic process control for a wide range of different systems, thereby efficiently supporting quality management of your production processes.

  • Efficient networking of a diverse range of devices and systems from Minebea Intec and other vendors
  • Fast process control due to powerful monitoring program
  • Easily generate production or calibration statistics
  • Displays the current status of checkweighers and metal detectors including daily history, logging of error messages, product changes and events
  • Email dispatch of alarms
  • Simple data backup will return a lower risk of data loss

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Best Electrical Products
Minebea Intec PR 6130 Cable Junction Box
Minebea Intec

Minebea Intec PR 6130 Cable Junction Box

The Minebea Intec PR 6130 cable junction box is an easy, innovative solution for the installation and connection of load cells. A sturdy housing with high IP protection enables use in the most adverse ambient conditions. Colour-coded push-in connection terminals ensure quick setup working.

  • Robust cable junction box for connecting load cells
  • Equipped with pressure-equalising membrane, preventing moisture
  • from entering the box during temperature changes
  • For four and six-wire technology
  • Extremely high insulation resistance for optimum measuring signals
  • ATEX and FM-approved versions available for use in hazardous areas

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Best Signaling Systems

No nominations to this category


Best Cabinet Solutions
Ametek Drexelbrook Control Cabinet
Ametek

Ametek Drexelbrook Control Cabinet

During 2019 Drexelbrook launched no less than 3 new significant product lines, one of these was the wireless accessory line for level measurement ideally suited for remote applications and in hazardous locations.

An important part of wireless communication is the selection of the I/O modules, often placed in areas having fumes or exposed to all sorts of weather conditions. The Drexelbrook Control Cabinet provides the necessary IP65 protection of the equipment, mounted on the NS35 Rail.

The Box itself is easily mounted and from the I/O modules the connected outdoor transceiver will send encrypted data to the control center.

The Control Cabinet have been mounted many places already, as a pivotal part of the distribution of data from level measurement, water cut monitoring, level switches, and floating roof tank spill prevention systems. 

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Best Websites
www.utilcell.es
Utilcell

www.utilcell.es

Utilcell’s website aims to assist our customers with:

  • 100% updated information.
  • 24/7 direct access to about 5.000 documents, both technical and commercial.
  • Boost user’s agility to reach all the needed information. Simple and easyto-use.
  • NEWS section allows you to stay tuned to our latest news and other relevant information highlighted.
  • Technical Notes and Application Manuals to assist on specific configurations with examples.

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Best Online Stores

No nominations to this category