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Theorem Releases Visualize 3D SOLIDWORKS-JT v19.4

STAFFORDSHIRE, UK, June 26, 2017 – Theorem Solutions has announced the release of the latest version of their Visualize 3D SOLIDWORKS-JT product.

V19.4 supports SOLIDWORKS 2014, 2015 and 2016 along with Jtk 8.0.0.

Theorem’s Visualize 3D products are aimed at creating visualization data for users of digital mock-up, virtual reality or desktop applications.

Using JT with additional 3D PMI data as part of a model based definition process allows the user to reduce the overall design costs associated with the creation of conventional 2D drawings.

Sharing SOLIDWORKS data using the neutral ISO standard JT format allows organizations to protect the intellectual property of their designs while allowing users to explore the shape, and more easily understand the 3D definition. The IP protection can be enhanced by restricting the JT representation to be tessellated data only.

Enabling SOLIDWORKS users to create high quality JT files enables them to share JT data with their customers and suppliers, facilitating collaboration.

SOLIDWORKS and JT data can now be further utilized in augmented, mixed and virtual reality by using Theorem’s Visualization Experiences App for Digital Realities.

Theorem’s strategic partnerships with Dassault Systemes and Siemens ensures that there is parallel development between the latest releases of SOLIDWORKS, JT, and Theorem’s Visualize 3D products, allowing Theorem to continue to provide data solutions for SOLIDWORKS users wanting to create JT data.

About Theorem Solutions

Theorem Solutions works with engineering and manufacturing companies to reduce the cost of project collaboration with their customers, suppliers and internal departments.  The innovative and advanced data translation products and services provided also helps to protect the value of engineering data and the intellectual property it contains.

For more information, visit www.theorem.com.

ABB Introduces ZX2 AirPlus for Power Distribution

ABB continues to extend its AirPlus product range for medium-voltage gas-insulated switchgear (GIS), with the launch of the ZX2 AirPlus for primary power distribution.

The ZX2 with AirPlus insulation gas is an eco-efficient switchgear technology. This latest addition to the AirPlus series is designed for primary power distribution to ensure grid reliability, efficiency and safety. It shares the same compact dimensions and advantages of the established ZX2 switchgear, but boasts a global warming potential (GWP) of less than one.

The ZX2 AirPlus is suitable for demanding applications in single and double busbar configurations. It is available in IEC ratings up to 36 kV, with 31.5 kA short-circuit and 2,000 A nominal current.

AirPlus is a fluoroketone-based gas mixture for medium-voltage gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) and is a climate-friendly alternative to traditional SF6, which is a potent greenhouse gas. It is the first and only ‘green’ alternative gas on the market for medium-voltage switchgear and is part of ABB’s ongoing strategy to develop eco-efficient technologies.

The first switchgear product to come to market was the SafeRing AirPlus, a secondary distribution ring main unit (RMU) available in IEC ratings up to 24 kV with 16 kA short-circuit and 630 A nominal current.

About ABB

ABB is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing more than a 125-year history of innovation, ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 132,000 employees.

For more information, visit ABB website.

Abaco Systems Announces FMC134 RF Conversion Module

Abaco Systems has announced the FMC134 FMC+ FPGA Mezzanine Card Direct RF Conversion Module. It brings ADC performance and density: the card can operate as a 4-channel receiver at 3.2GSPS or a 2-channel receiver at 6.4GSPS. Using 16 of the available 32 high speed JESD204B lanes, the FMC134 is capable of a total maximum transfer rate of 200 Gigabits/second. It is fully compliant with the VITA 57.4 standard.

The critical I/O functionality provided by the FMC134 adds further strength and capability to Abaco’s growing mission ready systems offering.

The FMC134 is suited for applications including traditional and bi-static radar; multi-channel radar; digital beamforming; wideband receivers; wireless communication SDR; and signals intelligence receivers.

The FMC134 is built with expandability in mind. It supports FMC stacking, giving customers the ability to take advantage of unused signals for the possibility of up to eight ADC channels on a single FMC site at 3.2GSPS or four channels at 6.4GSPS.

The FMC134 includes two reference outputs and an external trigger input for multi-board synchronization.

For more information, visit Abaco Systems website.

KUNBUS Launches RevPi Core 3

KUNBUS has followed up the RevPi Core by launching the RevPi Core 3. Equipped with the latest Compute Module 3 from Raspberry Pi, it has a 1.2 GHz Quad Core processor with 1 GB RAM and 4GB eMMC flash memory. RevPi Core 3 provides control applications like, for example, image processing.

Consisting of open hardware and software, the industrial PC RevPi Core 3 meets the EN61131-2 standard and, thanks to its modular structure, can be enhanced with digital and analogue I/O modules as well as suitable fieldbus gateways. The hardware therefore fulfils all the prerequisites for a small controller suitable for industrial use. Mounted in a DIN rail housing, the RevPi Core 3 has USB, ethernet and HDMI ports. The basic and enhanced modules both run on the standard industrial 24-volt power supply.

As its operating system, RevPi Core 3 is equipped with an adapted Raspbian Jessie with a real time patch and a variety of features. Amongst other things, the RevPi Core 3 has Master and Slave capabilities for the two communication protocols Modbus TCP and Modbus RTU.

Users of the predecessor model RevPi Core installed with Raspbian Wheezy have a lot to look forward to: from the start of June, Raspbian Jessie can be downloaded free of charge for RevPi Core users.

For more information, visit KUNBUS website.