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PRODUCT Threaded long-travel test probe! - Peak Test Services has added a new threaded long-travel probe to its comprehensive range of spring-contact test probes for contacting printed-circuit boards in automatic test system.

APPLICATION Free online remote motion control practice! - Elmo Motion Control is now offering a free remote login access via the Internet for its unique EASII Experience - Remote Practice System (EASII-RPS), enabling anyone from anywhere around the globe to experience from first-hand the advanced motion tools provided by Elmo's EASII software environment.

EVENTS New innovations at water wastewater & environment event - The organisers of WWEM 2014, the international Water, Wastewater and Environmental Monitoring conference and exhibition, have announced three exciting new events that will take place during this year's show.

EVENTS All aspects of functional safety for examination! - The Institute of Measurement and Control has announced details of its first International Functional Safety Conference.

PRODUCT Cold store scanner with intelligent heating. - The compact cold store scanner VB14N-T from Pepperl+Fuchs operates at temperatures from -35 °C to +45 °C and delivers its full performance potential over this exceptionally large operating temperature range.

PRODUCT Mini air flow transmitter for HVAC - The new EE671 air flow transmitter from E+E, measures air velocity up to 20 m/s. Thanks to its compact design, it is ideal for mass applications in HVAC.

PRODUCT 48V front end PSU for PoE & ATCA - The TFE-1800-48 1800 watt output power, 48VDC output front end power supply, from Tectrol Europe, is designed in a sub-1U horizontal package for integration into a Tectrol power shelf or other end-user system.

PRODUCT User-friendly modular gas analyser for the biogas market! - Eaton has launched a new 'next generation' MTL GIR6000 biogas analyser to help ensure reliable, accurate measurement of gases in biogas production.

NEWS 40 years out of the kitchen! - Beginning with optically isolated, liquid-epoxy filled solid-state relays (SSRs) which Robert Engman designed on his kitchen table, Opto 22's range of products grew to include input/output (I/O) modules, computer-based I/O systems, and industrial controllers and software.

APPLICATION SCADA modernisation of the industrial aqueduct of Lake Como. - PcVue, from ARC Informatique, client-server architecture was chosen for the SCADA. The simplified design is based on commercially available hardware with a modular open architecture for maintainability.

APPLICATION That pillar is in the way! - Rittal offered the unique approach of incorporating structural pillars or columns into cabinets and cooling system in this installation.

NEWS M2M wireless manufacturer acquired! - United Wireless Ltd. has been acquired by Stadium Group Plc. United specialises in the design and manufacture of M2M wireless solutions that support wireless connectivity between devices across wireless technology, primarily cellular networks.

NEWS Select your panel meters, controllers etc on your iPad! - The 2014 Catalog App of 40 year old Precision Digital Corp for iPad has just been announced. This interactive app contains all the specifications and connection drawings from Precision Digital's print catalogue in a smartly designed, easy-to-navigate interface for salespeople, OEMs, and end users.

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PRODUCT Power semiconductor ATE system. - The new Intepro SemTest automated test system is the ideal solution for reliability and extended lifetime testing of Power Semiconductors including IGBT, MOSFET, SCR, Diode and Bipolar parts and modules.

PRODUCT Industrial M2M router! - The eWON Flexy is the world's first modular industrial M2M router that allows OEMs and system integrators to link remote devices in an environment where communication technologies are constantly changing (2G, 3G, 4G, WiFi,...) and to communicate universally with the most varied field equipment.

APPLICATION Sensors for world's deepest immersed tunnel! - Mantracourt Electronics tells us that its SGA load cell amplifiers are being used within the monitoring systems of the Marmaray Project, a major new rail tunnel project in Turkey.

PRODUCT Accelerating development of smart, power-efficient IoT applications!BLOG - Wzzard from B&B is an easy to use, complete wireless sensor connectivity platform for the rapid deployment of scalable, intelligent, reliable Internet of Things (IoT) networking in remote and demanding environments.

PRODUCT Coriolis flowmeter family for customers with medium to large flow rates! - Extending the accuracy and reliability of Micro Motion® ELITE® flowmeters to a range of high flow applications including gas and liquid custody transfer, process unit material balances in refineries, and critical chemical feedstock measurements.

NEWS FDT test site accredited! - The FDT Group has recently accredited KROHNE Messtechnik GmbH, Duisburg (D), as official FDT Test Site for FDT DTM certification.

PRODUCT New range of function generators! - The new Yokogawa FG400 Series is a range of arbitrary/function generators that combine intuitive operation with comprehensive sweep and modulation facilities.

PRODUCT PXI embedded controller with 4th generation Intel Core i7 Processor! - Their new PXIe-3985, its highest performing 3U PXIe embedded controller has been released by AdLink.

PRODUCT HMI simplifies geeky PID control! - CD Automation's REVO-TC is a single loop temperature control and power solution that dramatically reduces wiring costs and cabinet size. The REVO TC combines a PID temperature controller, solid state relay (thyristor), quick blow fuse protection and current monitoring, all in a compact single loop package.


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PRODUCT Wireless gives gives bearings advantage! - SKF has joined the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute. Since its inception in 1907, SKF has specialised in crafting cutting-edge technology solutions for industrial markets.

NEWS Fieldbus communication with HART! - The Boards of Directors of the Fieldbus Foundation and the HART® Communication Foundation have approved unifying the two Foundations into a new industry organisation dedicated to the needs of intelligent devices and their integration in the world of Process Automation.

NEWS Developing a TUS sSolution! - Ocean Data Systems has been selected by Yokogawa to develop a specialised Thermal Uniformity Survey (TUS) reporting solution to accompany their broad range of data recorder products.

PRODUCT Flowmeters for ultrapure applications! - The carefully engineered design, and top quality materials of construction of Blue-White's Metal-Free Flowmeters, makes them well suited to applications where no metals can enter the fluid path, such as UltraPure, DI Water and highly corrosive applications.

PRODUCT HMIs with multi-touch function and gesture control! - Improved user-friendliness, expanded functionalities, high cost-efficiency and optimum integration in Mitsubishi Electric's Automation portfolio - these are the features of the new GOT2000 HMI series from Mitsubishi Electric Europe.

PRODUCT Single-loop controllers with improved display is easier to read and maintain! - Yokogawa has enhanced its YS1000 series single-loop controllers with a new TFT (thin-film transistor) LCD featuring improved display characteristics and a design that facilitates easy maintenance.

PRODUCT Power supply delivers 1,000W at -40°C! - Excelsys Technologies has a new powerPac model in its popular XF series of high reliability, ruggedised COTS modular power supplies.

PRODUCT Pressure control solution for offshore hydraulic power unit applications - Emerson Process Management has released the TESCOM 50-4000 series regulators. The 50-4000 series is engineered to provide accurate and consistent pressure control performance for the subsea wellhead control system, even in the most demanding ultra-deep water installations.

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