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PRODUCT Mag meter certified to European chemical standerds. - Emerson’s Rosemount™ 8700 Series of Magnetic Flow Meters has been certified to comply with NAMUR (Normenarbeitsgemeinschaft für Messund Regeltechnik in der Chemischen Industrie) recommendations, expanding the automation supplier’s portfolio of advanced process measurement solutions approved for use in the European chemical market.

PRODUCT Detecting risky residual currents. - The residual current module for the SINEAX AM/DM, LINAX PQ and CENTRAX CU series is being introduced by Camille Bauer Metrawatt AG to detect residual currents in electrical systems. It provides an RCM (Residual Current Monitoring) function as well as direct measurement of the earth conductor currents in electrical systems.

NEWS New centre to cover US Gulf Coast area. - Endress+Hauser plans to build a new 100,000+ square-foot Gulf Coast Regional Center Campus in Pearland, (TX USA), just outside of the Houston area. The campus will be located in close proximity to the company’s oil and gas customer base.

PRODUCT Proportional pressure control. - The ASCO Numatics Sentronic Plus (Series 614) and Sentronic LP (Series 617) proportional pressure control valves with the integration of IO-Link® communications to provide cost-effective and reliable control and diagnostics in support of predictive maintenance practices has been introduced by Emerson.

NEWS Representation in USA & Canada. - Servo Innovations has been appointed as authorised sales representatives for Moog within the U.S. and Canadian automotive testing markets, for the company’s test controllers, high-performance hydraulic and electric actuation products, and software.

PRODUCT Fibreoptic heat detector. - Yokogawa has developed the DTSXTM1 fibre optic heat detector, an OpreXTM Field Instruments heat sensing and fire detection solution. Housed in an enclosure and suitable for use with Yokogawa-specified fibre optic cables, the DTSX1 is a cost-effective all-in-one facility monitoring and fire detection solution that is easy to install.

PRODUCT Electrical cable terminals. - A new range of high quality, low cost terminals is now available from Essentra Components as part of their new Electrical Catalogue listing. High conductivity and long life crimp joints are quickly formed using a crimping tool on both uninsulated or polyamide insulated options listed.

NEWS Hyperspectral Imaging capability acquired. - Stemmer has acquired a strategic stake in Perception Park GmbH, based in Graz (A). The intuitively configurable data processing platform Perception System & Studio developed by Perception Park renders complex hyperspectral data at the molecular level usable for machine vision.

PRODUCT Multiple coding options to connectors. - Harting has added a many coding options to its Han® Q 5/0 connector insert with crimp contacts. Coding allows several connectors with inserts to be mounted side-by-side without the chance of confusing different devices.

NEWS Recognised as global sustainability benchmark. - Delta has been recognized in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) 2018 assessment as the industry leader within the Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components sector for a third time, following previous successes in 2015 and 2012.

EVENT Reports in absentia of User Group meet in US. - We were unable to follow the events in this year's Emerson User Group Meeting in San Antonio (TX USA), however we did get a number of releases which we have published and present them here as a group.


Bob Heth
Servomex has appointed Bob Heth as Vice President of Sales, Americas (Industrial Process & Emissions).

Influencing the outcome! - Confused? An interesting flyer guiding British manufacturers through the current trading confusion. Gambica mambers have a voice in Brexit!

PRODUCT Durable and compact pressure sensor. - Variohm EuroSensor's new high-performance EPT12R pressure sensor combines cable-separated electronics and sensor units with titanium wetted components for high-accuracy pressure measurement up to 1500 bar at gas or liquid media temperatures from -45 to +200°C.

EVENT Analytics solutions for process manufacturing companies highlighted. - Seeq was a Gold Sponsor at OSIsoft PI World Barcelona, the largest gathering of OSIsoft customers and partners outside the United States. Their OSIsoft PI System captures operational data from sensors, manufacturing equipment and other devices and turns it into rich, real-time insights.


During the period that the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland are working through their exit from the European Union (EU) we will endevour to bring items of particular interest and/or relevence to the automation sector in the process.


Cybersecurity for Industrial Environments and Critical Infrastructures
2 Day VITC Workshop
23/10/2018 to 25/10/2018
Manchester (GB)

Understanding and Applying PROFIBUS, PROFINET and IO-Link
Coventry (GB)

Sigma Xi 2018 Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference
Big Data and the Future of Research
25/10/2018 to 28/10/2018
San Francisco (CA USA)

Process Control & Safety
ISA Symposium & Exhibition
29/10/2018 to 1/11/2018
Houston (TX USA)

IACS Cybersecurity Design & Implementation (IC34)
ISA Training
31/10/2018 to 2/11/2018
Eindhoven (NL)

PCS 2018
ISA Process Control & Safety Symposium and Exhibition
5/11/2018 to 8/11/2018
Houston (TX USA)

CIPM Autumn
China's leading Pharma Show
5/11/2018 to 7/11/2018
Wuhan (CN)

4th Future of Biogas Europe Conference
Ensuring the future of anaerobic digestion & biogas optimisation.
7/11/2018 to 8/11/2018
London (GB)


8/11/2018 to 9/11/2018
Bad Neuenahr (D)

Semicom Europa
Manufacturing supply chain for the electronics industry
13/11/2018 to 16/11/2018
Munich (D)

Biopharma Trends 2018
Conference: Towards Industry 4.0
13/11/2018 to 14/11/2018
Cork (IRL

Electronica 2018
"The World's Leading Trade Fair for Electronic Components, Systems and Applications!"
13/11/2018 to 16/11/2018
Munich (D)

ITF Japan
Global industry conference on Nano & Digital tech
Tokyo (J)

Assessing the Cybersecurity of New or Existing IACS Systems (IC33)
ISA Training
19/11/2018 to 21/11/2018
Madrid (ES)

WWEM 2018
Water, Wastewater & Environmental Monitoring
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21/11/2018 to 22/11/2018
Telford (GB)

AQE 2018
Air Quality and Emissions Show
21/11/2018 to 22/11/2018
Telford (GB)

Assessing the Cybersecurity of New or Existing IACS Systems (IC33)
ISA Training
21/11/2018 to 23/11/2018
Madrid (ES)

Functional Safety
InstMC Briefing Event with Table Top Exhibits
Warrington (GB)

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