Automation & Control - PLC - PAC - IO - HMI

A&C Products

One of the Broadest selection in Oceanie



Distributed PAC and Superb IO
Simple to Advanced Redundant PAC


Best Open Scaleable HMI on the Market


One of the best Software Platforms for PACs


Very Fast FPGA Control
 

  
PLCs & PACs IO and Win GRAF Software
 


True Industrial Tough PAC & HMI
 

 
One of the Best Building Control Systems
 


 Isolators & Conditioners
 

Companies High Lited August-Sept 2017

An impressive line up of A&C Product
Design, Technology, Software and Devices

24 companies all with their focus and speciality.

Industrial Measure and Control, there are various methods

PLCs
PACs
FPGAs
PID Controllers

For Industrial Control, Horticultural Cool Stores, Building Automation, Laboratory Growth Chambers, Machine Builders, Green House, Agricultural,, Hort, Farm, Acqua Systems POrtable Production Plants and more

High Lite

Distributed PAC and Smart IO Racks

Distributed Smart IO Racks for Allen Bradley

OSLess PACs, Very Fast Boot

Distributed and Redundant PACs

Excellent Software Environment

Reliable and Tough Isolated IO

IO racks all have Brains

They invented Isolated Solid State Relays

 

HMI on any Smart Device

Phone, Tablet, Laptop, PC, Smart TV etc

Very Easy Drag and Drop Build

Runs on most A&C Manufacturers systems

 

Plus Soft PLCs


Excellent Low Cost PLCs
Simple Programmable Relays to Modbus PLCs


The Correct Software


Distributed NuDAM IO
 


Super Linux PACs and IO
 


Super PID Controllers
 


Seimen Equivalent PLCs
 


T7 Modbus DAQ

 
Large Range of PLCs
 
PLCs & PLCs

IO and Software
T&M Instruments

Broadest selection in Oceanie



A well established Instrument Maker


AC/DC High Power Instruments and more


One of the new standards for Instruments


Home of Test Software + Instruments

 

  
AC Power Sources + instruments
 


 Modulated PSU, Precison Load & PSUs
 

 
PXI/VXI Special Test Instruments
 


 Isolators & Conditioners
 

Companies High Lited July - August 2017

An impressive line up of T&M Product
Design, Technology, Software and Instruments

22 companies all with their focus and speciality.

Almost all the companies logos above are companies MasTec has been distributing for many years.

Also all the logos are Buttons to their pages.

National Instruments since 1989
GW Instek and ICS since 1994
Adlink, Dataforth, MCC, Freq Dev since 1995

Most of the others are newer startups since 2000.

Introducing ITech a new company for MasTec

ITech will impress with their high power AC and DC Power Supplies, AC and DC Loads, Multi Station Battery Testers and High Power AC Power Sources.

You will know immediately if you need this company, in many cases it will be these products tick all the boxes.

All programmable and excellent software with support.

For the newbes or beginners.

The T&M Discussion

T&M is a fundamental necessity for the evaluation of perfrormance in the production of Electronic and Electrical Products.

T&M is also fundamental in the Development of Electronic and Electrical Products.

This is true even if it is just a simple Digital Voltmeter that is used to measure inputs and outputs of simple R&D system.

The Building Blocks for T&M usually consist of several parts >

A Computer, Some Test Software, a Comms Link to the Instruments, Serial, USB, Ethernet or GPIB ( even Wireless) and the T& M Instruments or Instruments as a Test Suite and finally the interconnects ( Probes, Shunts, Clamps, Cables etc ) to the Device Under Test DUT or UUT.

The Test Engineer

A Test Engineer has to be very versatile and knowledgeable > understanding Computer Test Programming, Instruments Languages, Test Instruments Specifications, Possible Errors and the necessary methods and procedures to test the product meaningfully.

A very big job and development is time consuming and often one step forward two steps back until finally the Software is driving the Instruments correctly and the results are coming out meaningfully. Well done, you will only do it a few dozen times in a lifetime but each time you become more proficient and it slowly gets easier.

So to our companies that provide the Test Instruments. we are not going to look at all of them in detail but will high Lite in the Logo and Picts each of their strengths.

 

 

 


Excellent Instrument Maker


Established with an Excellent Broad Range


One of the leaders in PXI

 


Super Dynamic Signal Analysis Devices

 


Loads and Power Supplies
 


 GPIB and Specialty Test Instruments
 


 Filters - Filters - Filters

 
Power Instruments
 
Serial - GPIB - USB - Ethernet - PXI

Chassis - Modules - Standlone

Medical and Lab Grade UPSs

Broadest selection in Oceanie



Medical Grade UPS, Line Conditioners

 

Electronic and Computer Isolated Conditioners

Standard Isolated

Ground Guards

 

  Medical Grade UL60601 and IEC60601
 

 Hardwired Isolated Conditioners
 

 OEM Low Impedance Isolated Conditioners
 

 Three Phase Isolated Conditioners
 

  Comms Connectivity Protection
 

Network Connectivity Protection

Companies High Lited June- July 2017

PowerVAR Ametek

An impressive line up of products and technology

Ametek is a Global company with sales of $3.6 billion.

AMETEK Powervar Celebrates 30 years of power quality this year.

All AMETEK Powervar products are built around a philosophy called "The ABC’s of Power Conditioning".

Each of their products incorporates the function of -

A low impedance isolation transformer

A power line noise filter

A high energy surge diverter

These three elements are the core of Powervar’s power quality solutions.

When applications require uninterruptible power, voltage regulation, harmonic mitigation or other protection necessities, their product solutions are based on The ABC’s of Power Conditioning to meet all of your system’s protection requirements.

Cerifications


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Local Area Power Center >> Retail Check Outs


Mobile Power Manager (MPM)


Extended Runtime online double conversion UPS


3 Phase Extended Runtime online double conversion UPS



UPSs

Sinewave Isolated Rack UPS/UPM

Medical Grade UPM UL60601/IEC60601 3rd Edition.

 

Uninterruptible Isolated Power Manager

 

Uninterruptible Isolated Ravk Power Manager
 

 Ground Management Network UPM
 

 High crest factors & current inrush peripherals UPS
 

 Mission critical devices UPS + Medical
 

 Facility Power Management
 

 Facility Power Management Software
Medical Grage Conditioners

Medical Grage UPS/UPMs

Line Conditioning

Medical Grade UPSs



Power Conditioning

Indusrtrial Surge Protection with filters

Line Conditioner Surge Protection with filters

2000W Line Conditioner Surge Protection + filters

 

  Network Protection

Second of Three Companies High Lited This Month

TrippLite

 TrippLite Medical and Protection Products

TrippLite has been making Medical Grade UPSs for many years. We have many installed in NZ and Australia.

The heart of their designs is Medical Grade Isolated Transformers that make the UPSs UL60601/IEC60601 compliant.

For the 230 VAC market they have three UPSs, 350, 700 and 1000 VA units.

They also make mobile medical power systems for trolleys using medical grade Inverters/UPSs and chargeable battery packs.

When it comes to Surge Protection and Line Conditioners, TrippLite has many models.

The Euro 4 Industrial/IT Surge bar has sales of 20 million world wide and is tough with Filters, MOVs and Breaker.

TrippLite Line conditioners go one step furter with an automatic voltage switching transformer to keep power in a useable band even in brown outs or extrem over voltage.

We are also announcing TrippLItes new high Power UPS, with redundancy, hot swap, scaelable models, their most technical UPSs to date.


Medical Grade UPSs

OmniSmart 230V 350VA 225W
CE/IEC 60601-1 Medical Grade Line-Interactive UPS Built-In Isolation Transformer

Medical Grade UPSs

350 VA Mobile Medical Isolated Power

 
SmartPro 230V 700VA 450W
Medical-Grade Line-Interactive Tower UPS
6 Outlets, Full Isolation, USB, DB9

 Medical Grade UPSs

 
SmartPro 230V 1kVA 750W
Medical-Grade Line-Interactive Tower UPS
6 Outlets, Full Isolation, Expandable Runtime

  Medical Grade UPSs
Medical Grage UPSs

Medical Grage UPSs

UPS, Inverter, Frequency Converter, Rectifiers, Static Switch

UPS, Inverter, Frequency Converter, Rectifiers, Static Switch

Galvanic Isolated UPSs

Industrial Grade Galvanic Isolated UPSs

Laboratory Galvanic Isolated UPSs

 New DIN Rail UPS Galvanic Isolation Options

Third of Three Companies High Lited This Month
Galvanic Isolated UPSs

Soltec

 The Soltec UPS Products

UPS
Inverters
Frequency Converters
Rectifiers ( Charger )
Static Transfer Switches
Accessory of UPS

Almost all Soltec products can be had with an extra transformer to make the output Galvanically Isolated.

We have units installed in NZ, Aus and the Pacific

We have supplied models up to 20 KVA with these very heavy transformers. In Labs and some factory systems this is essential for stable operation of a Control system or IT system.

The large Industrial ALP UPSs are always galvanic isolated and are modular growing up to 200KV+

At thios time we are also annoucing three new Soltec Products.

A highly modular and efficient AHR UPS


Two Static Switch families up to 1000Amps


Galvanic Isolated UPSs

High Frequency Galvanic Isolated UPSs

High Frequency UPSs Galvanic Isolated options
 

  Galvanic Isolated Inverter
UPS, Inverter, Frequency Converter, Rectifiers, Static Switch

UPS, Inverter, Frequency Converter, Rectifiers, Static Switch

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Mechanical Relays and Contactors


Xbee Comparison Sheet
 

All things Power UPS PDU USB Power etc
 
 

Embedded ( Asus ) Intel Gen 6/7 Modules


Super IP68 Rugged Smart Phone
 

IsaGraf PACs
 
 

Water Purification  Infusion Solutions

Raspberry Pi...and SNAP industrial I/O
 

Programmable Instruments ans Power Sources

Mastec Books and Training

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MasTec's LabVIEW Books

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Four Short PDF Books
How to program more effectively in LabVIEW

A n5th book is to be released soon, showing a full off line editor Application for Loading and Saving Cluster Constants and also a section to adjust Calibration and System Data off Line for easing commissioning.

This includes a section on setting up all Paths for an application as a large Cluster Constant, again easing commissioning, Typically a large Application will have in excess of 30 Paths to manage.

The current 4 books introduce a more thorough development of LCOP - LabVIEW Component Object Programming methods.

This method makes extensive use of Front Panel TABs, Diagram Constant Clusters as Type Defs and Enums as Type Def Verbs.

It has a built in Cluster Editor that runs either in the Program that allows remote adjustment of programs configuration files.

Using LCOP methods will simplify and establish design development plus stabilise your programs. It even make installs and maintenance easier.

Updating and expanding programs then follows a standard pattern already in the program design.

This method delineates Public and Private data clearly.

This is critical for Component Design and for low coupling and best Cohension.

Book 1 "Hidden Data", that is, cleaning up LV Program's by Removing Constants from Diagrams and putting them in Configuration Files for Loading at runtime.

This method does not use ini files but a far more robust LabVIEW centric method, not seen in other literature. It also cleans up Diagrams and Self Documents.

Book 2 "Abstraction", that is, removing complexity in the top layer of a LabVIEW diagram by building Abstracted Message Driven LV Components.

This shows how to build Message driven (Test Verbs) Abstracted named (noun) State Engine Components that are safe & robust. It also leads to better cohension of course and no/low coupling.

Book 3 "Real Time Cluster Constants Editor", that is, Removed Diagram Constants that are loaded at Run Time from a config file, can now be edited, in situ, inside the Program /or its Component while it runs, allowing tuning of programs in Real Time.

Changes made to the Constants by the editor can also be saved back into their original configuration files at run time. This addition of the Real Time Editor removes the need to exit a component or program to edit constants.

Book 4 "Low Frequency Real Time Control", is about how to use USB DAQ, DIO and DAC to control an Hydraulic RAM for Testing a UUT.

It is a close look at how to use State Engine for Control.

Simple but useful for anyone wanting to do closed loop control.
It embodies many of the LCOP methods discussed in the other three books.

To get your copy, send this email request to the MasTec LabVIEW Develop Laboratory in Northland NZ.

MasTec Training
"LabVIEW for Everyone"

MasTec recently under took a 4 day Training course for 15 Academics, (Professors and Grad Students), at one of Oceania's largest universities.

The focus was on getting students to the point where they can undetake projects by the end of the course. A big ask. However, the focus was not on how to use all the bits inside LabVIEW to make software but the development of strategies to allow projects to be undertaken.

The MasTec Instructor has trained all over the globe and has taught over 2000 students.

He will also come to your site and do training with your LabVIEW team, using traditional or these new LabVIEW methods MasTec has developed.

Keep up with MasTec's latest LabVIEW Notes


MasTec Projects

Over the last year MasTec has completed 6 major projects in sites through out NZ. Several hundred hours of programming work has been completed, as well as many hundreds of hours of commissioning, site management, and installation.

All these projects involved LabVIEW at the core. However, many of these projects also include PACs, PLCs, Process Controllers, with peripherals like Servos, Actuators, VSDs, Water measurement and control, Hydraulic Control and other real world systems.

MasTec has several large projects on its books, spread out over about 3-4 years.

There are gaps in this schedule.

Many sites still run XP and Win 7 for their LABs and Production areas. MasTec is still undertaking new projects in legacy LV 6.1 /7.1/8.2 and 8.6 systems.

Major new projects are still undetaken in LabVIEW 7.1 that run in Windows 7 32 Bit OS, very successfully. LabVIEW 7.1 is still (in our opinion) the best LabVIEW ever released. Fast, efficient and stable. Win 7 32 bit OS will be available for some time. Most large corporations are still running Win 7 due to its excellent stability and IT staffs familiarity and history.

However, other projects using from LabVIEW 2010 up to the present version of 2015 SP1, which is good, but very processor hungry and much slower to develop in. We only recommend I7s CPUs with this software with SSDs for the OS and LV.

Announcement >>> Opportunity

The MD of MasTec has recently decided it is time to realign his life after 50 years of technology, to go horse riding with his wife and dogs Polly, Lilly and newly arrived Freddie.

If you have an interest in owning this important technology company, now is the time to act and start communcation.

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