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PRODUCT Level switch with frequency sweep technology in miniaturized design. - The popular CleverLevel series by Baumer now includes another five LBFS product variants. The world's most compact level switch based on frequency sweep technology now includes a cooling neck for high temperature applications, a long version for improved level detection in bulk media and with a process connection compliant to US and Far East standards.

EVENTS Protecting critical industrial infrastructure. - Lynx Software Technologies is participating in the inaugural IoT Security Foundation (IoTSF) Conference by delivering a joint paper with Webroot, and by exhibiting at the event. The Conference takes place at the Royal Society's august premises in London's Savoy Place next week (December 1 2015).

PRODUCT Servo inverter series. - Bonfiglioli Riduttori S.p.A., has added a servo inverter series, ANG Active Next Generation, to provide a higher performance for machine builders.

PRODUCT RF contact probe for high-speed data connectors. - The new P819 from Peak Test Services is a spring contact probe specifically designed for contacting HSD (high-speed data) connectors in RF applications.

PRODUCT New tools to increase Lockout/Tagout efficiency - New and innovative Lockout/Tagout solutions, like Brady´s Compact Cable Safety Padlock, are fast and easy to apply. They enable increased efficiency for safe machine interventions.

NEWS Partnership to develop and promote robust I/O interconnect system. - Specifically designed to address the challenges associated with the deployment of 4G+, LTE+ and future 5G in the Telecom market, OCTIS™ provides a robust I/O interconnect solution that can operate in challenging outdoor and harsh environments.

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NEWS Process control system integration made easy. - As an "Open Integration" partner, R. Stahl helps facilitate a quicker and more comfortable integration of devices and components sourced from a diverse range of manufacturers into process control systems.
See also story below Cooperation in smooth system integration.

PRODUCT Power-quality monitor for testing & troubleshooting. - The CW500 power quality monitor, from Yokogawa, is a general-purpose unit for field and on-site testing and troubleshooting. It is the latest addition to the company's range of power measuring instruments.

PRODUCT Component taping systems. - Adaptsys has introduced the IS300C: a new vision system that adds traceability and quality validation to the V-Tek TM50 range of component taping machines.

APPLICATION Yachts achieve 205 fuel savings. - A luxury yacht manufacturer is using Powerdrive MD2 modular drives from Emerson as part of a unique power management system.

PRODUCT Pressure measurement innovations for tough installations - Emerson has taken advantage of its pressure expertise and industry field experience to tackle these tough measurement challenges eith their Rosemount 3051S range.

NEWS Catalogue for pre-owned test instrumentation. - Microlease has just published an updated catalogue detailing its Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) products, complementing the company’s rental and brand new equipment options.

NEWS Cooperation in smooth system integration. - Endress+Hauser has launched the Open Integration partner program that promotes the cooperation between providers of industrial automation systems and fieldbus communication. To date, eight companies have joined the program: AUMA Riester, HIMA Paul Hildebrandt, Honeywell Process Solutions, Mitsubishi Electric, Pepperl+Fuchs, Rockwell Automation, R. STAHL and Schneider Electric.



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9/12/2015 to 11/12/2015
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Research & Education Energy efficient obsolete technology has a new name.BLOG - "With international standards such as ISO 50001 and programmes like the Ecodesign Directive and the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme, being energy efficient is as important as being cost efficient to many plant managers," explains Jonathan Wilkins, marketing director of European Automation. "Implementing Eco Obsolete Technology fulfils both objectives, reducing your carbon footprint whilst avoiding a costly system upgrade."

PRODUCT Panel feed-through for Gigabit Ethernet! - Harting has expanded its har-speed range of industrial connectors with an X-coded M12 panel feed-through that is supplied complete with a length of cable allowing it to be integrated directly into Gigabit Ethernet systems.

PRODUCT Streamlining specification processing to reduce project risk. - Emerson Process Management has released Project Data Link, a project engineering environment that helps reduce complexity and accommodate changes in capital projects.

PRODUCT Photoelectric sensor innovations in intelligent combinations and compact design . - The R100 and R101 from Pepperl + Fuchs, are available in standard, assembly-compatible housing designs and offer photoelectric sensors for both detection and measurement.

PRODUCT Mobile plant management in the process industry. - Version 2.0 is the latest release of Comos Mobile Solutions, and offers a new graphical user interface for touch-capable terminals. This simplifies operation for the user by providing context-sensitive support functions. All project stakeholders can now navigate to relevant plant information with the aid of quicklinks, view documents and submit project-related inquiries faster than ever - also using a tablet.

PeopleNick Plummell
Low Power Radio Solutions (LPRS) has appointed Nick Pummell as Managing Director.

Standards Humidity & air velocity calibration at the highest level. - E+E Elektronik maintains the national standards for humidity and air velocity in Austria as a designated laboratory of the Federal Office for Metrology, BEV (Bundesamt für Eich-und Vermessungswesen). Recently, the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) authorised E+E Elektronik to use the CIPM MRA logo (International Committee for Weights and Measures - Mutual Recognition Arrangement) on its BEV/E+E calibration certificates.

PRODUCT Miniature proportional valve. - Emerson is introducing its Preciflow 12.7mm miniature proportional valve by ASCO Numatics. This small and highly accurate proportional valve offers users an easy-to-integrate solution on a broad range of pressure and flow control applications.

PRODUCT Scanning accessory for spot pyrometers. - Fluke® Process Instruments has introduced the SpotScan™ line scanning accessory for its family of best-in-class spot pyrometers. Compatible with the Endurance™, Marathon, and Modline® 5 and Modline 7 Series of infrared (IR) noncontact temperature measurement sensors, the accessory features an innovative scanning mechanism that enables users to gather temperature data over a larger area on the target.

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