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PRODUCT Intermediate position module with through-travel! - Freely positionable along the entire stroke length, the Festo intermediate position module, DADM, brings new flexibility and efficiency to pneumatic guided slides, rodless cylinders and 'self-built' drives.

APPLICATION "Measuring Molasses with a WORM!" - Moore Industries has released a case study, "Measuring Molasses with a WORM," highlighting the use of the WORM Flexible Temperature Sensor by American Crystal Sugar Company, the largest beet sugar provider in the United States.

publications" "It's not only educational and informative, but a lot of fun, too!" - The Android version of ISA's award-winning new mobile app, InTech Plus has been launched. The release significantly broadens automation and control professionals' access to a diverse range of technical and educational content and interactive tools.

NEWS 2,800 Flow and level instruments for Columbia. - The main instrument vendor (MIV) by Refineria de Cartagena (Reficar) in Cartagena, Colombia is Endress+Hauser. They have supplied more than 2,800 flow and level measurement devices to support a $3.8 billion refinery expansion and modernisation project.

PRODUCT Complete net oil solution with Coriolis flowmeters! - Yokogawa is releasing its patent pending solution for Advanced Net Oil and Real Time Gas Void Fraction measurement for use in upstream oil and gas.

NEWS FTIR analysers enhanced and website launched! - Gasmet Technologies has announced a wide range of developments that further improve its range of FTIR analysers. At the same time, the company launched a completely new website.

APPLICATION Track & trace! - Octapharma, one of the largest independent manufacturers of human protein products worldwide, has added the PAS-X Track & Trace Serialization Aggregation solution to Werum's PAS-X at their production site in Vienna. (A)

PRODUCT Small but powerful! - The miniaturized MICROmote® photoelectric sensors from Balluff with separate electronic processor unit provide a large amount of optical performance in a tiny amount of space thanks to the miniaturized LEDs, photodiodes and phototransistors.

PRODUCT Hand-held meter for moisture content of industrial oils! - The new hand-held meter OILPORT 30 from E+E Elektronik accurately measures the water activity (aw) and temperature (T), and calculates the absolute water content x (ppm) of industrial oils.

APPLICATION Failure is not an option!BLOG - ProSoft Technology's PROFIBUS Modules and Industrial Radios allow critical data to be transmitted from ControlLogix PACs at Flood Defense System.

EVENTS Ergonomic software for the brewing industry! - Copa-Data has prepared live demonstrations to prove the advantages of Multi-Touch technology in the industrial environment at the BrauBeviale, the international beverage industry fair (Nuremberg, 11-13 Nov'14).

PRODUCT Calibration accelerometer! - The new Type 8080 back-to-back vibration calibration standard accelerometer from Kistler, uses an innovative PiezoStar(R) based sensing element, first of its kind for a back to back sensor, which combines very good transient response with very low case/base strain sensitivity and a 50g range.

Research & Education Upgrades in Test Instrumentation Software necessitated by advances in technology! - New analysis from Frost & Sullivan,"It's All About Software--Analysis of the Market for Global Instrumentation Software and Software Solutions for General Purpose Test Instrument".

NEWS Control system for combined cycle power plant! - Yokogawa (Korea) has won an order from Samsung C&T Corporation to supply control systems for the Rabigh 2 combined cycle power plant, which is being built in Rabigh on Saudi Arabia's Red Sea coast.

PRODUCT Non-contacting radar transmitter for demanding solids level. - A version of the Rosemount 5400 series of non-contacting radar level transmitters is aimed specifically at demanding bulk solids level measurement applications.

Research & Education Part of the CROWD! - National Instruments has announced its collaboration with CROWD, the European Union Framework Project 7 (EU FP7), to define next-generation wireless 5G communications (see also their page Paving the way for 5G Wireless).

PRODUCT Panel feed-through housings offer sealing on both sides! - The new Harting Han® HPR panel feed-through housings are sealed on both sides, and so meet the requirements of IP 66 and IP 68 according to IEC 60529 from both the cable side and the device side in a panel-mount installation.

PRODUCT Industrial UA Modbus gateway! - The Matrikon Industrial UA Modbus Gateway has been released. It is housed in a small form factor gateway that provides secure, powerful and broad connectivity to access data from RTU’s, PLCs or any other devices that use the Mobus data protocol.

PRODUCT Enhanced application for virtualisation environment! - With the release of DeltaV Virtual Studio v2.3, Emerson expands the virtualisation capabilities in the DeltaV distributed control system (DCS) for easy implementation and management of on-line production and off-line development, test and training systems.

EVENTS Contact-free temperature monitoring in glass processes - Visitors to the glasstec exhibition in Duesseldorf (D), will find temperature monitoring solutions for virtually all stages of glass production and processing at the Raytek/Ircon stand (hall 14, stand A39).

PRODUCT Operating housings - Rittal's new operating housings based on AE with handle strips, unveiled at this year's Hanover Fair, have been noted for their attractive eye-catching design, based on the support arm system system CP 60/120/180.

NEWS Best industrial wireless provider! - Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) was named the Best Industrial Wireless Provider at the 2014 Asian Manufacturing Awards (AMA) for its OneWireless™ Network, the multi-application, multi-standard industrial wireless network that extends process control networks into the field.

PRODUCT Smart device app for source measure unit (SMU) instruments - Keithley Instruments has developed a free app for Android™-based smartphones and tablets that interacts with a Keithley Series 2600B SourceMeter SMU instrument via its front panel USB interface.

publications" Major news in the world of automation publishing! - Rick Zabel Under terms of an acquisition agreement, ISA will own, including its website, intellectual property and all associated products, trademarks and copyrights. ISA will incorporate a new wholly-owned subsidiary called, and Rick Zabel (right) will remain the Publisher and Managing Director.

PRODUCT Explosion-proof sniffer! - The ProtEx® PD6830X Modbus Scanner has just been announced by Precision Digital Corporation. The PD6830X is a rugged, explosion-proof, NEMA 4X / IP68 Modbus master, slave, or snooper (sniffer).

PRODUCT Power Supplies meet emission standards! - Excelsys Technologies, have recently released Xsolo and XF power supply ranges now meet CE101 and CE102 conducted emission standards by combining with the LCR F19374 High Performance Single Stage Power Line Filter.

NEWS Distributor for industrial security system for Britain! - Electroustic now distributes Tofino's Xenon industrial firewall. Manufactured by Hirschmann, the Tofino Xenon security system is the latest addition to the Tofino family and is purpose built to provide comprehensive network protection for production systems.


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