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PRODUCT Early Warning of Condensation Danger. - The compact EE046 from E+E Elektronik monitors reliably the condensation danger on chilled beams and other critical cold spots, in air conditioning systems or switching cabinets.

Education and Research "Ten years empowering the world!" - Alison, celebrating ten years as online learning pioneer, has launched a new mobile-friendly, personalised platform design, enhancing user experience and strengthening learner engagement.

PRODUCT Profile painted & powder-coated surfaces. - The newest generation DATAPAQ® EasyTrack®3 system makes profiling oven cure of painted and powder-coated products as easy as never before.

webinar UV disinfection in industry. - Hanovia is to host a webinar aimed at helping manufacturers optimise the removal of chlorine within their water treatment operations on the 23rd May 2017.

NEWS Irish instrument company acquired! - Global instrumentation leaders Scientific Measurements Pte Ltd has acquired Ireland-based instrument manufacturer Eurolec Instrumentation Ltd for an undisclosed sum.

PRODUCT High Power CG2409 RF Switch for Wirelass. - These RF switch components from CEL, can be used within an application to switch between Transmit / Receive modes, as Diversity Switches, switching between two different antennas, and also switching between RF Frequency Bands.

publications" Driving Business Value in Industrial Innovation: Disciplined Agility for Manufacturing Automation - A new book from ISA, encourages both manufacturers and automation suppliers to better capitalize on fast-emerging innovations in industrial technology, such as process automation systems, to drive transformative improvements in manufacturing.

PRODUCT Managing terminals! - TerminalManager, from Emerson, provides a single software platform to manage the entire terminal business process, helping operators streamline the loading processes, achieve greater connectivity to customer needs, and close the books faster.

PRODUCT Seismic sensors. - Omron Electronic Components Europe has announced the availability of what it believes is the world's smallest class size seismic sensor, specifically designed to trigger the shutdown of potentially hazardous or easily damaged systems in the event of an earthquake.

PRODUCT Breathing life into level transmitters! - Heartbeat Technology has been added to the Endress+Hauser Micropilot FMR5X free-space radar and FMP5X Levelflex guided radar level transmitters.

NEWS Powerful sensor solutions worldwide! - A global distribution agreement with MEMSIC has been announced by Mouser Electronics. MEMSIC is a world leader for the consumer electronics, communications, automotive, medical and industrial sensing sectors.

Wolfgang Morr
Wolfgang Morr has joined ARC Advisory's European team as Senior Consultant

PRODUCT Valves comply fully with forthcoming regulations for the marine industry. - Emerson has gained DNV-GL approval for its ASCO 551 and 553 series solenoid valves. This means that the valves comply with the soon-to-be-introduced (September 2017) worldwide regulations for ballast water treatment.

PRODUCT Safety instrumented system enhancement announced. - The ProSafe-RS safety instrumented system from Yokogawa has helped prevent accidents by detecting abnormal conditions in plant operations and initiating emergency actions such as a plant shutdown since 2005.

PRODUCT UHF RFID readers. - Harting has expanded its Ha-VIS family of UHF RFID readers with the addition of two new devices that offer higher levels of versatility, enabling individual project requirements to be met even more efficiently and flexibly.

NEWS Installed base maintains strength. - The installed base of devices with interfaces of the communication technologies of PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) continues its very strong overall market position.

publications" Motion & Machne control. - Aerotech's new Integrated Motion and Machine Control Solutions brochure presents their latest machine automation products.

Other companies exhibiting at Hannover Messe 2017
PRODUCT Delta's high-calibre solutions for smart manufacturing & energy efficiency. - Delta's expanded and strengthened portfolio of state-of-the-art solutions, capable of realizing smart manufacturing and higher energy efficiency in a broad range of applications, will be featured at Hannover Messe 2017 (April 24 to 28).

Pictures Industry 4.0 concept reviewed in Limerick. - EPLAN joined forces with ABB, DesignPro, Douglas Automation, Igus, Industrial Society of Automation (Ireland Section ISA), Omron, Panasonic, Prion PLM, Portalis, Rittal Ireland, Rockwell Automation, Siemens, SL Controls and Weidmuller to bring Industry 4.0 to the Limerick Institute of Technology. Here are some pictures from the day!

PRODUCT Milestones for automation software systems. - Copa-Data has presented what it call "further milestones for ergonomic working for project engineers and operators in manufacturing companies and the energy sector," with the new version of its automation software systems, zenon 7.60 and zenon Analyzer 3.10.

Conor Duffy
The Board of Excelsys Technology has appointed Conor Duffy to take over as CEO.
Other appointments include Shane Callanan who has been appointed to the new position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Dermot Flynn is to become Director of Sales & Marketing and Brendan Forde as Quality and Manufacturing Manager.

NEWS Name change for Test & Measurement leader! - Yokogawa Meters & Instruments Corporation announces is to change its name to Yokogawa Test & Measurement Corporation in October (2017).

EVENTS The future of Automation and Control. - InstMC, ISA & IET are supporting a major conference in June looking at the future of automation and process control. Organised by IChemE there will be lots of opportunities to share views and debate the implications of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

PRODUCT Money-saving kit for electricians! - Until 30th June 2017, Fluke is offering a 325/T150/C550KIT, a money-saving starter kit for electricians, which includes a clamp meter, a two-pole tester and a sturdy, steel-framed toolbag.

EVENTS Vision conference programme released. - The full Conference programme for the UKIVA Machine Vision Conference and Exhibition (Milton Keynes (GB) 27th April 2017) has now been published.

PRODUCT Non-contact level measurement. - Easy-to-use SIL 3 Rosemount™ 5408 Non-Contacting Radar Level Transmitter provides enhanced diagnostics and remote proof-testing capability, supporting critical overfill prevention applications.

PRODUCT Piezoelectric strain sensor. - The new Type 9238B piezoelectric strain sensor from Kistler Instruments monitors the force-proportional strain on machine components and structures.

NEWS Aquisition ensures a broader range HMI supplier! - IDEC Corporation has acquired APEM. Together, IDEC and APEM are now one of the world's largest manufacturers of human machine interface (HMI) components, panels and systems.



62nd ISA Analysis Division Symposium

23/04/2017 to 27/04/2016
Pasadena (CA USA)

Siemens S7-PLC, Service Course
24/04/2017 to 25/04/2017
Limerick (IRL)

Siemens S7-PLC, Basic Course
24/04/2017 to 26/04/2017
Limerick (IRL)

Hannover Messe 2017
Exhibition & Conference
24/04/2017 to 28/04/2017
Hannover (D)

ExpoElectronica 2017
20th International exhibition of electronic components, modules and systems.
25/04/2017 to 27/04/2017
Moscow (RU)

CABA Forum
Intelligent Buildings & Digital Home Forum
26/04/2017 to 28/04/2017
Santa Clara (CA USA)

Management of Risk in Machinery Procurement
Pilz Machinery Safety Training
Cork (IRL)

Siemens S7-PLC, Advanced Course
27/04/2017 to 28/04/2017
Limerick (IRL)

UKIVA Machine Vision Conference

Milton Keynes (GB)

Embedded Vision Summit
"It's all about deployable computer vision and deep learning!"
1/05/2017 to 3/05/2017
Santa Clara (CA USA)

PROFIBUS Maintenance Course
3/05/2017 to 4/05/2017
Limerick (IRL)

Certified PROFINET Engineers Course
3/05/2017 to 5/05/2017
Limerick (IRL)

ISA Spring Leaders MTG
For elected and appointed Department Directors, Division Directors, Assembly members, and Executive Board members.
6/05/2017 to 8/05/2017
Raleigh (NC USA)

+MedicalSensors Design Conference

8/05/2017 to 9/05/2017
Newton (MA USA)

Industry Week
Manufacturing & Technology Conf & Expo
8/05/2017 to 10/05/2017
Cleveland (OH USA)

MESA 2017 Conference
The real value of smart manufacturing!
8/05/2017 to 10/05/2017
Cleveland (OH USA)

SCADA Systems Course
8/05/2017 to 10/05/2017
Limerick (IRL)

Big Data y Analítica de Datos en la Industria
Training - ISA Spain
9/05/2017 to 11/05/2017
Madrid (ES)

COBOT Safety for Management
Pilz Machinery Safety Training
Cork (IRL)

COBOT Safety for Safety Professionals
Pilz Machinery Safety Training
Cork (IRL)

Certified PROFIBUS Engineers Course
11/05/2017 to 12/05/2017
Limerick (IRL)

Certified Profibus Installer Course
Manchester (GB)

ARC Industry Forum Europe 2017
Industry in Transition: Realizing the Digital Enterprise
16/05/2017 to 17/05/2017
Sitges (ES)

ISA FPID Symposium 2017
Food & Pharma Industries Exhibition & Conf
16/05/2017 to 17/05/2017
Boston (MASS USA)

SMT Hybrid
PCIM Europe 2017

System Integration in Micro Electronics; Power Electronics | Intelligent Motion | Renewable Energy | Energy Management.
16/05/2017 to 18/05/2017
Nuremberg (D)

PROFIBUS Commissioning and Maintenance Course
Manchester (GB)

Collaborative Robot (COBOT) Safety
Pilz Machinery Safety Training
Cork (IRL)

Certified PROFIBUS Installers Course.
Limerick (IRL)

NI Week 2017

22/05/2017 to 25/05/2017
Austin (TX USA)

Conference & exhibtion
23/05/2017 to 24/05/2017
Chicago (IL USA)

AQE 2017
The 9th Air Quality and Emissions Show
24/05/2017 to 25/05/2017
Telford (GB)

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