Ethernet via two-wire cabling for new and existing systems -
The new MM992-2VD (Variable Distance) media module from Siemens enables the use of two-wire cabling, such as Profibus cables, for Ethernet communication, without the need for additional hardware such as modems.
Forty years old! -
Mantracourt Electronics is celebrating its 40th year in business. The company is recognised as a world leader in the development of micro electronics and software for measurement and data logging.
Test tools catalogue issued -
Fluke has introduced a new 148-page full-colour 2014-2015 Test Tools Catalogue which can viewed online, obtained free by requesting a copy to be sent in the post, or by immediate download as a pdf file.
Economist to shed positive light on future to system integrators! -
Economist Alan Beaulieu's message for the industrial automation community is one of optimism and action. Beaulieu, a recognised economist and the president of ITR Economics, will deliver the keynote address at the 2014 Executive Conference of the Control System Integrators Association, (23-26/4/2014 San Diego, CA USA).
Ten thermocouple channel model for glass tempering! -
Datapaq is extending its Furnace Tracker product range with the addition of a new ten thermocouple channel model, designed specifically for use in low height furnaces.
Analog input Ethernet modules - Acromag has released two of their newest models in the BusWorks® XT Series of Ethernet I/O modules. The XT1230 and XT1240 models provide a 16-channel interface for single-ended analog current or voltage input signals with Ethernet/IP, Modbus/TCP, Profinet, or i2o® peer-to-peer communication
Redifining the SMU - National Instruments has announced the NI PXIe-4139 system source measure unit (SMU), a high-performance addition to the company's SMU portfolio.
Developer tour announced! -
The National Instruments LabVIEW Developer Tour of Britain & Ireland in April offers engineers and scientists the opportunity to learn programming skills from a range of technical sessions, product demonstrations and hands-on sessions, aimed at both the new and experienced user.
Position controller -
"Economical and reliable" is how the experts are describing the Festo position controller, CMSX, designed for double-acting quarter turn actuators. A unique feature of the controller is the ability to provide a pre-definable safety position for the process valve.
New wireless member -
The ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute announced today that Spirax Sarco, a leader in products and services for steam system solutions, has recently joined the ISA100 Wireless(TM) Compliance Institute.
PID control for wide range of temperature & process signals! -
Red Lion Controls has launched its new PXU series of proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controllers. The PXU series, which is the latest addition to their portfolio of industrial automation solutions, is designed for machine builders, systems integrators and commercial equipment manufacturers.
Industrial display! -
KOE has announced the introduction of a new 9.0-inch Rugged+ TFT display. The TX23D201VM0BAA display features IPS-Pro (in-plane switching), WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) resolution and a 15:9 wide aspect ratio.
Foundation co-sponsors Field Communication Lounge! - The Fieldbus Foundation joins the FDT Group, HART Communication Foundation, ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute, OPC Foundation and PI (PROFIBUS and PROFINET International), hosting the fourth co-sponsored Field Communication Lounge exhibit.
Best company to work for! -
For the sixth consecutive year SolutionsPT is celebrating being named in the prestigious British newspaper, Sunday Times as on of the 100 Best Small Companies to Work For.
Dave Emerson of Yokogawa Corporation of America is to be inducted into the Process Automation Hall of Fame, Class of 2014
Direct insertion density & concentration meter! - The next generation of Emerson's market-leading Micro Motion 7826 and 7828 direct insertion density meters has been released.
European pump conference! -
WEG is to sponsor the Europump Conference which is to be held at St. Andrews in Scotland in May 2014.
New explosion-protected pressure transmitters - LABOM will present their intrinsically safe pressure transmitters PASCAL Ci4 for absolute pressure and PASCAL Ci4 Delta P for differential pressure at Hannover Messe.
Testing in 2014 - looking forward! - National Instruments has released its Automated Test Outlook 2014, highlighting the company's research into the latest test and measurement technologies and methodologies.
Compact and low cost single output switching power supplies -
The JSF series of single output enclosed switched mode power supplies from Stadium Power now offer a compact and low cost power supply with a high operating temperature up to 70*C for industrial, instrumentation, telecoms and IT systems.
Supervising champagne tank - World-renowned top-quality champagne house Veuve Clicquot uses instrumented and automated facilities. Thanks to PcVue, it now has a smart system that supervises fermentation in its 400 fermentation tanks.
Power usage effectiveness efficiency package from Rittal -
Rittal now offer customers an optional efficiency package to determine and display the energy consumption in a RiMatrix S standardized data centre via the power usage effectiveness (PUE) value.
Cellular 4G communication & monitoring system for remote locations -
B&B Electronics has provided Quatro Electronics with a high-reliability Cellular 4G communication and monitoring system for the oversight of equipment in remote locations.
The 200 MHz Vector signal transceiver -
National Instruments has announced the NI PXIe-5646R vector signal transceiver with 200 MHz of RF bandwidth, making it ideal for testing the latest wireless standards such as IEEE 802.11ac, 160 MHz WLAN and LTE Advanced.
Simple wiring in the control cabinet! -
Siemens has broadened its Simatic Top Connect portfolio with a range of new modules and system components for fast and safe wiring of Simatic S7-1500 and Simatic ET 200MP.
8-Channel Ethernet modules provide reliable interface - Acromag has expanded its BusWorks(R) XT Series of Ethernet I/O modules with XT1210 and XT1220 models that provide an 8-channel interface for analog voltage or current input signals and Ethernet/IP, Modbus/TCP, Profinet, or peer-to-peer communication. Differential inputs have superior noise rejection for reliable measurements when radio frequency or electromagnetic interference is present.
Surviving system integration! -
In response to marketplace demand and input from automation professionals, the International Society of Automation (ISA) has developed a new Automation Engineering Survival Training course designed to meet the needs and requirements of system integrators.
Slimline M12 connector for gigabit Ethernet applications -
Harting has added a slimline M12 connector to its har-speed product family for the 8-wire gigabit Ethernet application environment.
UPS for voltage-sensitive systems - The PULS DIMENSION UB20, available from BEC DISTRIBUTION, is suitable for universal use with output currents up to 20A.
First software defined availability platform! -
SolutionsPT, in conjunction with partner Stratus Technologies Inc, has announced the launch of everRun® Enterprise, a next-generation software solution which represents a breakthrough in virtualisation technology.
Calling allsystem integrators - The Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) is inviting all control system integrators and industry partners to its 2014 Executive Conference, April 23 - 26, in San Diego (CA USA)
First Certified Intel® Industrial Solutions System Consolidation Platform - ADLINK Technology has announced its Matrix MXE-5301 fanless, embedded computer as the first hardware platform to be certified for the Intel® Industrial Solutions System Consolidation series.
Failsafe high-end controller -
The Siemens Industry Automation Division is expanding its new Simatic S7-1500 generation of controllers with the most powerful failsafe CPU so far - the Simatic S7-1518F. (Siemens in Hannover)
Integration breakthrough offers 6 instruments in 1 oscilloscope -
The MDO3000 Series of Mixed Domain Oscilloscopes has been released by Tektronix.
Targeting the booming upstream oil & gas industries -
The enhanced version of the FCN-RTU (field control node remote terminal unit) low-power autonomous controller for the STARDOM(TM) network-based control system has been announced by Yokogawa.