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At CiA’s annual general assembly, the associations’ members elected the board of directors. New Business Director is Christian Schlegel (HMS above left). The Technical Director, Uwe Koppe (Microcontrol), and the CiA Managing Director, Holger Zeltwanger (above centre), were re-elected..
PRODUCT Durable labels. - New, completely customisable and durable digitally printed product labels in full colour are available from Brady. The enable communicating important detailed product, safety and compliance information.

VIDEO Tech Tips Videos! - Thomson has released its latest set of educational videos on linear actuators. The web videos illustrate step-by-step methods on how to install and control actuators in order to meet various industry demands.

PRODUCT Industry 4.0 an industrial communications. - Harting is showing its range of Industry 4.0 solutions, incorporating Modular Integrated Computer Architecture for industrial networking, and RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) systems at next month's Industry 4.0 summit (4th-5th April 2017 Manchester GB)

PRODUCT Option for high-temperature experimental stress analysis. - Micro-Measurements®, part of the Vishay Group, have a new, optional pre-attached Teflon leadwire for its CEA- and WK-series strain gauges, Option SP35, in support of high-temperature stress analysis requirements to +400°F (+204°C).

PRODUCT Cable assemblies for power cablingin data centres! - A range of connectorised cable assemblies from Harting provide a key element in the power distribution infrastructure of a data centre - by linking the uninterrupted power supply (UPS) and the power distribution units (PDUs).

NEWS Agreement renewed. - Enterprise System Partners (ESP) and Werum IT Solutions have renewed their “PAS-X Endorsed Service Partner” agreement. The partnership ensures, ESP employees are certified in the delivery of Werum’s PAS-X MES to customers in Europe and USA and receive regular training on the latest PAS-X products and services.

NEWS Automation partnership to enhance service. - GroupCytek has joined the COPA-DATA Partner Community - a specially selected consortium of businesses dedicated to developments in industrial automation. As a Partner Community member, GroupCytek will have access to the wealth of knowledge shared between partners and can leverage these connections to drive innovation, open doors to new markets and solidify existing customer relationships.

NEWS Concentration measurement technology bolsters flow portfolio. - Endress+Hauser has acquired SensAction AG, a manufacturer of innovative systems for measuring the concentration of liquids. With this move, the Group intends to strengthen its quality measurement portfolio.

PRODUCT Speeding time-to-market for pharmaceutical and biotech operations. - Life sciences enterprises can streamline their product lifecycle by integrating Emerson's DeltaV Discovery as a common platform earlier, enabling more efficient development activity and accurate technology transfer from laboratory through production-scale operations.

EVENTS Industrial emissions to be addressed. - The first day of the AQE 2017 conference will address the monitoring of difficult gases and dust components in industrial emissions, with presentations from an international panel of experts.

APPLICATION It IS rocket science! - Graham Mackrell, managing director Harmonic Drive, explains why its strain wave gears have been the top choice in space for over forty years.

PRODUCT All-round carefree switch package. - The G102 CompactPCI Serial switch from MEN Mikro Elektronik, offers the user a 29 Gbit/s switch matrix, and up to 25 Gigabit Ethernet ports for their high-speed applications. Three Gigabit Ethernet interfaces on X-coded M12 connectors, as well as a service access are available at the front panel.

NEWS International co-operation in fieldbus training. - Dr. Hassan Kaghazchi, Chairman of PI Ireland successfully conducted a Certified PROFINET Engineers course for Siemens in Turkey in last December.

NEWS Provider of fieldbus connectivity solutions joins wireless body. - Fieldbus International (Fint) has joined the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute. Fint provides fieldbus network products and services to vendors and users in the process control and offshore industry.

PRODUCT Rugged precision digital downhole data logger. - The Paine 328-12-0010 pressure and temperature data logger and digital transmitter from Emerson, is a high precision solution for process measurement and data logging in downhole drilling applications.

APPLICATION Dew point application in Power Station. - The sensor exchange programme, which Michell offers to its dew-point transmitter customers, helped win a major order for dew-point transmitters from a power station in Africa.

PRODUCT EPSG-certified servo converters. - Baumüller's servo converter family b maXX is now available with a certified POWERLINK interface. The converter series b maXX 2500, 3300, 4400 and 5000 were recently awarded by the Ethernet POWERLINK Standardization Group (EPSG) as compliant with the POWERLINK specifications.

Education and Research Cybersecurity pitfalls! - Jonathan Wilkins, marketing director of obsolete industrial parts supplier, EU Automation discusses three cyber security pitfalls that industry should prepare for – the weaponisation of everyday devices, older attacks, such as Heartbleed and Shellshock and vulnerabilities in industrial control systems.

websiteWeighing in with new website! - The BLH Nobel brand of Vishay Precision Group, weighing and force measurement solutions, has launched a new mobile responsive website



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26/03/2017 to 30/03/2017
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28/03/2017 to 30/03/2017
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Practical Aspects of PROFIBUS and PROFINET
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3/04/2017 to 5/04/2017

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International Workshop on Power Packaging.
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Management of Risk in Machinery Procurement
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