Wind Turbine Multi Detection Sensor from Comus Group


The Comus Group presents their newest additions to the Smart Sensor line. The PDT1004 and PDG1003 are multi-function sensors constructed around small profile housings for ease of mounting anywhere your application requires.

The PDT1004 is built for tilt angle detection of 45 degrees, but any angle can be pre-factory configured. The PDG1003 is offered in two standard ranges of 0-2G and 0-6G in all axes.

A key feature of both these sensors is the ability to handle large shock force. As a standard feature these sensors have over voltage protection as a standard feature. For industrial applications where rugged environmental conditions meet the need of precision and high quality performance, both of these sensors answer the call.

– Multi Axis G-Force
– Senses XYZ Planes
– Programmable Outputs
– Digital Output
– Analog Output
– Vibration Resistant
– Mechanical Stress Resistant

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ebm-papst FlowGrid inlet grill


Whether it’s heat pumps in the home, condensers in supermarket refrigerators or ventilation systems on the production floor, FlowGrid, the innovative patent-pending air-inlet grill from ebm-papst, is dramatically reducing noise levels for fans installed within limited-space air moving equipment.

Its open grill design straightens airflow to minimize turbulence before the air hits the axial or centrifugal impeller blades. FlowGrid is ideal for fans installed within flat and central air handling units, air purifiers and heat pumps with centrifugal fans, or air-water heat pumps, condensers and V-shaped condensers with axial fans.

“FlowGrid is the result of our extensive airflow testing for inlet conditions with a wide variety of customers’ axial and centrifugal fans across dozens of applications,” said George Riker, business development. “By improving the aerodynamic conditions external to the fan, FlowGrid reduces the adverse effects of these inlet conditions and minimizes noise.”

With FlowGrid, ebm-papst is making a clear contribution to active noise reduction – a big part of its GreenTech philosophy. It can help manufacturers and ventilation specifiers comply with noise regulations and improve the environment for employees who work near ventilation equipment. The innovative air-intake grills, which require less acoustic insulation, work with both axial and centrifugal fans without reducing their performance. Using them can help to reduce or entirely avoid the use of cost-intensive, passive noise-reduction measures.

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ebm-papst bio-material fans


For many years, ebm-papst has been developing and producing energy saving fans for a wide variety of application areas in ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration technology. Efficient motor designs and aerodynamically optimized impeller geometries allow these fans to attain high efficiency.  In terms of manufacturing materials, for a few years now, increasing use has been made of hybrid designs (e.g. aluminium inlay combined with high-performance plastic). The new materials are more lightweight, moldable and conserve substantially more resources in manufacture than impellers/blades made of die-cast aluminium.

To attain additional energy savings during production energy-saving fans made of “epylen”, a wood/plastic composite material have been developed, an absolute innovation in the fan area. In doing so, cautious use has been made of the available resources i.e. ever smaller amounts of non-renewable resources are used. A wide variety of requirements exist for the raw materials themselves, such as they are to be not only renewable, but also produced in an environmentally responsible manner, thus without using fertilizers or pesticides, and wherever possible in mixed crops and small production units. Preference is given to plants that do not compete with food production. In addition to the requirements for production of raw materials, the materials must fulfill a wide variety of requirements in subsequent processing and in the end product. Particularly, ebm-papst point out high temperature stability and properties such as very low shrinkage and warping. Relevant features for later use are the mechanical strength, temperature and media resistance (e.g. water, oils, dirt, grease etc.); in addition, the good dampening behavior has a positive effect on the noise level.

ebm-papst’s goal is to replace the 15% of the plastics used today with sustainable bio-materials by 2015. Using materials in a way that conserves resources makes it possible to prevent substantial amounts of CO2 emissions even during manufacturing.

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AlphaWire EcoCable Recyclable control cable


EcoCable and EcoFlex cable are Alpha Wire’s newest innovations in control
cabling. A true engineering breakthrough, EcoCable and EcoFlex cable combine better performance with a minimum environmental impact. Each derives its advantages from modified polyphenylene ether (mPPE) jacketing and insulation. EcoCable is:

• 100% Recyclable
• Up to 47% smaller
• Up to 65% lighter
• Capable of handling temperatures extremes to -50°C
• Up to 87% lower outgassing

Environmentally Friendly
EcoCable and EcoFlex cables contain no halogens, phthalates, or heavy metals. The mPPE thermoplastic insulation and jacketing can be easily recycled. They meet RoHS and WEEE requirements for the elimination of hazardous substances and recyclability.

Low Specific Gravity
The 1.03 specific gravity of mPPE is 25% to 40% lower than other insulation materials, such as PVC, polyethylene, and cross-linked polyethylene. Along
with the reduced wall thickness, the low specific gravity yields significant weight savings of up to 65% with EcoCable.

Better Dielectric Strength
The superior dielectric properties of mPPE make a reduced wall thickness possible, while maintaining the same electrical properties as a thicker PVC control cable.

More Choice in EMI
Protection Alpha Wire offers EcoCable and EcoFlex cable in three shielding options to handle any electrical environment.
• Unshielded
• Foil Shielded
• SupraShield® Foil + Braid Shield

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