ICS Cyber Security study. - Bedrock Automation's 20-page paper, Securing Industrial Control Systems - Best Practices, covers the threat landscape and presents a holistic approach to defending it, including assessing risk, physical security, network security, workstation and server security, as well as the fundamentals of OSA.
Features that accelerate process manufacturing insights recognised. - Seeq Corporation has announced the release of its first update to the Seeq software application in 2018, staying on plan to provide four new releases each year. This is the eighth release of Seeq software in just the past 24 months, driven by input from customers expanding their use of Seeq.
Ultra-Fast USB load cell interface. - DSCUSB-FQ Fast USB Load Cell Interface from Applied Measurements, promises high speed readings of 4800 samples per second.
EMC filter. -
Schaffner has introduced a new series of single-phase filters. The new high-performance filters are an extension to the standard variants of the FN 2070 series and are designed to meet the highest performance demands for single phase filters.
Digital charge amplifier. - Kistler's Type 5074A charge amplifier breaks new ground in industrial charge amplifier technology for the Industry 4.0 era. This unit is currently the only piezoelectric sensor amplifier on the market that offers communication based on real-time capable Industrial Ethernet.
Sponsored skier at top of her game! - Gresham Power Electronics sponsored skier, Nicole Shering, has had a very successful year competing on indoor and outdoor surfaces. During this season, Nicole took part in 28 individual races on indoor and outdoor surfaces and she was U18 female winner in 20 of them and overall fastest female in 18 of the races, which is quite some achievement. She will go into the start of the 2018 season in April as the athlete that everyone now wants to beat.
Ensuring pure air in Scottish towns. - North Ayrshire Council operates a fixed continuous air quality monitoring station (AQMS from Air Montors) in Irvine High Street which supplies data to Scottish Air Quality website.
Distributorship of the year. -
Anglia Components has been named Regional Distributor of the year 2017 by Panasonic. The award recognises Anglia's strong sales performance and investment in Panasonic's product range.
Compact alternative for linear measurement. - Novotechnik's TFD-4000 series short-stroke linear transducers, from Variohm, are an ideal and economic solution where minimal size, high environmental protection, extremely long life and high reliability are key factors for medium to high-volume OEM position control applications.
Mission critical! -
A new book, Mission-Critical Operations Primer by Steve Mustard, has been published that highlights the increasing industry importance of and growing career opportunities in mission-critical operations fields.
Partnership provides remote monitoring & control in Ethernet & Wireless for IIoT. -
Acromag has announced a strategic partnership with Ctek, Inc. to offer complete monitoring and control solutions for customers to manage their remote assets.
Max Bänziger is Chief Operating Officer (COO) and member of the Executive Committee of Schaffner.
Train derailment prompts contaminated land investigation. - On March 30th 2015 a long freight train, transporting a variety of goods including lumber and chemicals, wound its way through the state of Mississippi (USA). At around 5pm, part of the train failed to negotiate a curved portion of the track in a rural area near Minter City, resulting in the derailment of nine railcars, one of which leaked chemicals onto agricultural farmland and woodlands.
Secure Remote Access for Dummies. - HMS Industrial Networks has released the book “Secure Remote Access for Industrial Machines for Dummies,” eWON® Special Edition.
Connectors award! - Electrical and Electronic component manufacturer Harting has awarded Northern Connectors, a British distributor of industrial cable, connectors and components, with its Specialist Distributor of the Year Award of 2017.
Brian Curtis, I. Eng., LCGI, a long time member of the Ireland Section, is 2018 Society President of The International Society of Automation (ISA).
Utra-compact high specification laser sensor. -
A new matchbox-sized 2D laser triangulation sensor from RIFTEK, represented in Britain by Ixthus Instrumentation Ltd, combines a choice of red or blue laser sources with a power output of 0.95 mW for measurement ranges up to 500 mm and linearity to 0.05% of range.
Abnormal power events. -
The new PQView 4 software, from Electrotek Concepts®, provides utilities with a platform to track and identify abnormal power quality events. PQView 4 offers the most advanced approach to fault detection and characterization of power quality anomalies on the utility’s distribution system.