Cemtek KVB-Enertec NetDAHS Edge™ software

The premier data acquisition and handling system for air emissions compliance. Our proven web-based platform has been meeting and exceeding regulatory compliance needs since 2003. The enhanced web interface found in the NetDAHS Edge software incorporates the innovative technology and tools necessary to monitor your air emissions data anytime, anywhere.

Leading Technology 
The ever-changing compliance needs of today’s environmental professionals require higher levels of automation and data accessibility. To respond to market demands, we designed the NetDAHS Edge software, a proactive and centralized control hub for air emissions compliance reporting. The software incorporates web-based push technology to allow accurate, live data from across your fleet to be shared among multiple users. The freedom of being able to access the DAHS from anywhere can allow an instruments and control technician to manage several tasks from a centralized location or the mobility to move on to the next the next location while one task finishes.

Software Evolution
CEMTEK KVB-Enertec is the exclusive provider of NetDAHS Edge software – the premier data acquisition and handling system for air emissions compliance and process improvement. Our proven web-based platform has been meeting and exceeding regulatory compliance needs since 2003 and continues to be an industry leader with the first successful emissions EDR submitted under the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards rule (MATS) in 2016. The enhanced web interface found in the NetDAHS Edge software incorporates the innovative technology and tools necessary to monitor your air emissions data anytime, anywhere.

Streamlined Compliance
A scalable platform that can be configured to handle 40 CFR 60/63/75 requirements along with state, local, or consent decree reporting obligations. A “One-Step EDR” button streamlines the quarterly reporting gauntlet by automating the checks on the hourly averages, data substitution routines and ultimately the creation of the electronic data report (EDR)

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Cemtek Environmental Has Acquired KVB-EnertecCemtek KVB Entered logo

Cemtek Environmental is extremely excited to announce that we have acquired KVB-Enertec! KVB-Enertec is a Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems (CEMS) and Data Acquisition and Handling Systems (DAHS) industry leader for over four decades operating in Hatfield, PA. This acquisition will allow Cemtek to offer a wider, more dynamic range of products and services and will enable growth in the emissions and gas monitoring for compliance and process improvement market place. The integration of both operations will ensure that all clients receive exceptional support, fast response times and first-rate products

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With the addition of KVB-Enertec, Cemtek will now supply one of the best Part 60 and Part 75 DAHS and will allow Cemtek to be more competitive in the Emissions Monitoring Industry. This will enable us to provide a superior level of support for the Cemtek KVB-Enertec DAHS. Cemtek is committed to investing in research and development to add features and upgrades to the DAHS product while improving service and support to all of the existing and new DAHS clients.Cemtek Assembly area showing multiple CEMs with large enclosures

Cemtek Environmental, Inc., a division of Cemtek Group, which includes Cemtek Systems and Cemtek Instruments is a leading supplier and integrator of custom engineered Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems, Process Analytical Systems and provides support for compliance and non-compliance applications.

We warmly welcome KVB-Enertec and their clients into the Cemtek family. We look forward to serving you as Cemtek KVB-Enertec from today forward. 

Ty Smith

President

TE Connectivity 3D

TE Connectivity 3D-prints a functioning motorcycle

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The 3D-printed motorcycle, on display

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Unveiled at Rapid 2015 in Long Beach, California, TE Connectivity’s exercise in 3D printing demonstrates the ability to design a motorcycle on a computer, print it in plastic, add tires and a motor, then take it for a spin. While the result may not quite be ready to hit the highway, the concept is still nothing short of exciting.

Everything you see in this picture is plastic – wiring excluded

Printing a wheel rim strong enough to hold an inflated tire is not an easy task

 

All the electrical components work properly on TE's prototype motorcycle

Considering that fundamental parts such as the The rear hub had to be printed as a single piece, including the bearing and the ...frame and wheel bearings are entirely printed in plastic, one would agree that TE’s goal to show that the technology can be used to manufacture load-bearing production parts has been achieved.

Modeled in a Harley-Davidson Softail fashion, the motorcycle measures around 8 ft (2.4 m) long, weighs 250 lb (113.4 kg) and consists of more components than its designers can account for. Its frame, printed after a process of trial and error, can support a total of 400 lb (181 kg) – that would be two adult passengers. Apart from the small electric motor and tires, some other outsourced parts include the braking system, electrical wiring, battery, belt drive, mirrors, sidestand and some bolts.

The highlight is, of course, its fully functioning status. A small 1 hp (750W) electric motor can power a 15 mph (24 km/h) ride for several minutes. Though this may not sound ground-breaking, it doesn’t necessarily need a bigger battery or a stronger engine to make a point as a showbike at a conference on printing, scanning and additive manufacturing. All that matters is that, after some 1,000 work hours and US$25,000, TE Connectivity has come up with a proper motorcycle indeed.

The main load-bearing parts were constructed with Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) technology, the process of injecting layer upon layer of ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) plastic enriched with the heat resistant resin Ultem 9085. With this process, TE printed several parts with complex dynamic properties, such as the frame.

The wheel bearings sound tricky to fabricate, especially the rear one that was printed into a single piece with the hub and the drive sprocket. After some testing miles, both bearings reportedly held up against the load they must bear and the heat generated in the process. Equally difficult work has probably been involved in the fabrication of the wheel rims, which have to support real motorcycle tires with fully-inflated tubes.

Some metal parts like the headlight housing were printed in bronze through Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS), where a laser melts the desired shape out of several layers of metal powder.

Apparently this is the second prototype or, more precisely, a rebuild of the first after it suffered some damage during transportation. Thankfully creative minds saw this as an opportunity rather than a calamity, finding the chance to make some improvements on the original design.

Although it seems highly improbable for an electronic connector and sensor manufacturer to build any more motorcycles, TE Connectivity’s achievement highlights some promising prospects. Already several DMLS applications are available to the automotive and aerospace industries though companies like EOS. Stratasys, whose printers worked overtime for this project in TE’s labs, is currently in a partnership with Ducati advising the Italians on developing in-house FDM prototyping. By printing functional prototype engines, Ducati has been able to cut the development time of a new Desmosedici race engine for MotoGP from 28 to only eight months. Benefits from this process are expected to reach production models sooner or later.

TE Connectivity initially thought of printing a model of a motorcycle as a display of sculpting skills. This had already been done, several times over. The idea of a functioning bike was born in the process, probably out of the realization that it could actually be done. After all, the first printed car was unveiled and driven in public just last September.

3D printing technology is advancing by leaps and bounds, having progressed in just a few years from forming simple ornamental plastic parts to generating dynamic structures that function within moving mechanisms. In this sense, this motorcycle that looks like a child’s toy may well prove to be a landmark product.

Sources: TE Connectivity, 3DPrint.com

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