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EVENTS Innovation tour extols totally integrated automation.Imeacht in Éirinn - The latest TIA Portal Innovation Tour in Ireland will enable visitors to discover how to optimise their engineering and production processes and make their plant considerably more profitable. Venues at Belfast, Dublin and Cork.

White Paper A lesson in communication! - European Automation has published a special industry report about the importance of the machine to machine (M2M) communication protocol OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA) in achieving Industry 4.0 goals.

NEWS Integration creates new process automation entity! - Fluke Corporation is integrating its Raytek, Ircon, and Datapaq product lines into a new brand: Fluke Process Instruments. All three companies have been part of the Fluke Corporation portfolio for some time.

PRODUCT Simplifying power quality and maximising versatility! - The PowerLogic PM8000 series meter has been launched by Schneider Electric.

PRODUCT Signal testing solutions prioritise Vehicle safety! - Anritsu Corporation has released new functionality for the MD8475A, its world class network simulator, to provide the first laboratory hardware in the loop system level test for the European eCall system and Russian ERA/GLONASS system.

Research & Education Engineering is no longer a man's world!BLOG - Amy Wells, business development manager of specialist industrial connectors Electroustic compares unusual roles women have played in the past with the current struggle to get more women into science and engineering.

PeopleAndy Cross
LPRS has appointed Andy Cross as their new Business Manager.

NEWS Power conversion specialists accredited ISO9001. - Ideal Power Ltd have passed their final assessment and received accreditation to ISO 9001:2008. Being recognised as having a quality management system which consistently provides products that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements is an essential part of Ideal Power's ethos.

NEWS Are you a legend? - Fluke is looking for legends. Fluke announces its "Legend of Fluke" promotion, a way for Fluke digital multimeter (DMM) customers to share their stories for the possibility of winning one of ten state-of-the-art Fluke tool bundles and the glory of becoming a legend.

PRODUCT Tool update from FieldComms. - Automation suppliers can download the latest version 1.1 of the FDI Tools and Components to take advantage of feature enhancements and general bug fixes.

APPLICATION UL-Listed control panels for Alaska. - aeSolutions has obtained NNNY and NRBX UL listings certifying industrial control panels for use in hazardous locations and shipped their first NNNY listed Burner Management System (BMS) panels to an oil and gas customer in Prudhoe Bay, (AK, USA).

Research & Education Scholorships in automation! - The International Society of Automation (ISA) is accepting applications for its wide range of 2016 educational scholarships, which will be awarded to college and university students who demonstrate outstanding potential for long-range contributions in the fields of automation, instrumentation and control.

PRODUCT Raising the alarm in extreme conditions! - The new 'Yodalex Super Series,' from Stahl, comprises a suite of signalling devices designed for use in hazardous areas and harsh environments.

White Paper Choosing the right pot! - This Hoffmann+Krippner white paper has been published to help design engineers understand how membrane potentiometer sensors work and how to pick the right type of membrane potentiometer for their project. It covers the various types of potentiometers, potentiometer development history, their various components and materials, and an overview looking at the technical issues of printed potentiometers and foil (membrane). The paper also covers the various tech specifications of accuracy and linearity when specifying potentiometers.

EVENTS Prototyping a Batch Process Control System!Imeacht in Éirinn - The Ireland Section of the International Society of Automation will host a technical presentation from Cormac Garvey of HAL-Software, in September entitled: Prototyping a Batch Process Control System using ISA-S88 and ISA-S95.


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10th International Conference on Advances in Experimental Mechanics

1/09/2015 to 3/09/2015
Edinburgh (GB)


CMSE® - Certified Machinery Eafety Expert
Training
8/09/2015 to 11/09/2015
Cork (IRL)

Contact Pilz Ireland
IRL EPE'15
17th European Conference on Power Electronics & Applications
8/09/2015 to 10/09/2015
Geneva (CH)


EU PVSEC 2015
European PV Solar Energy Conf & Expo
14/09/2015 to 18/09/2015
Hambueg (D)


Husum Wind
German wind trade fair & congress
15/09/2015 to 18/09/2015
Husum (D)


E/DPC
Electric Drives Production Conf & Exhibition
15/09/2015 to 16/09/2015
Nuremberg (D)


ISA Ireland Technical Presentation
“Prototyping a Batch Process Control System using ISA-S88 and ISA-S95” by Cormac Garvey – Hal software
16/09/2015
Cork (IRL)


IRL Power Fortronic XII Edizione)
The Italion point of reference in power electronics
17/09/2015
Bologna (I)


ECCE 2015
IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Expo
20/09/2015 to 24/09/2015
Montreal (CDN)


TIA Portal Tour Ireland 2015
Introductory Presentations
22/09/2015
Belfast


IRL LpS 2015
LED Professional Symposium & Expo
22/09/2015 to 24/09/2015
Bregenz (A)


Advanced Control Systems
ACTC Training Course
22/09/2015 to 25/09/2015
Glasgow (GB)


TIA Portal Tour Ireland 2015
Introductory Presentations
23/09/2015
Dublin (IRL)


IRL TIA Portal Tour Ireland 2015
Introductory Presentations
24/09/2015
Cork (IRL)


IRL Best Calibration Practices
ISA and Beamex joint conference
24/09/2015
RTP (NC USA)


WEFTEC 2015
88th Annual Water Environment Federation Expo & Conf
26/09/2015 to 30/09/2015
Chicago (IL USA)


LOTO - Lock Out Tag Out
Training
30/09/2015
Cork (IRL)


IRL Sensors & Instrumentation
Test, Measurement & Control
30/09/2015 to 1/10/2015
Birmingham (GB)


NEWS Power product provider acquired! - The Stadium Group has acquired Stontronics Ltd, a leading global provider of power supplies, AC-DC adapters, LED drivers, DC-DC convertors, transformers and other specialist power products, based in Reading (GB).

APPLICATION The road to Wireless - which wireless standard suits you best?BLOG - WiFi, Bluetooth or Zigbee? Tom McKinney of HMS Industrial Networks offers a review of the available short range wireless standards for industrial applications.


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