Event-driven applications for embedded systems. - When opening any PC program, it’s obvious it is an event-driven application. Users need to click at a specific button/gadget to prompt the application to execute a desired action; otherwise, nothing happens. And if you are familiar with the C# programming language, which is probably the most important language for writing such PC applications (at least those running under Microsoft Windows), very likely you will use such code constructions. (Control Engineering)
CAN Standard Newsletter magazine - The December issue of the CAN Newsletter magazine is online. It contains articles about generic CAN (FD) security requirements, achieving correct ESD protection for CAN FD, migration to CAN FD, application reports, and more. Additionally, Ken Tindell informs about how to defend against the Janus low-level CAN attack.
Future mobility. -
A subscription option focused on Future Mobility is being offered by IDTechEx as part of their market intelligence subscription services, including over 10,000 original analyst-created slides, more than 100 forecast lines across 50+ mobility markets, over 200 company based profiles based on primary research, and much more.
Torque by wireless! -
Sensor Technology has extended its new range of non-contact torque sensors up to 13,000Nm. When the range was launched in late 2020, the largest unit was 500Nm.
Streaming four cameras for awkward installations. - The new Quartet TX2 carrier board from FLIR, enables streaming of 4 x high performance USB3 board level cameras simultaneously and at full bandwidth. This custom carrier board with TX2 is ideal for space constrained applications, eliminating the need for peripheral hardware and host systems.
Live fibre detector. -
Fluke has launched a handheld tool that detects invisible near-infrared (850-1625nm) wavelengths used in fibre-optic communication to troubleshoot cable, port, polarity and transceiver issues.
Energy competency status achieved. - Seeq Corporation has achieved Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) Energy Competency status. This designation recognizes that Seeq has demonstrated deep expertise helping customers leverage AWS cloud technology to transform complex systems and accelerate the transition to a sustainable energy future.
Fixed gas sensor for marine applications. -
NevadaNano has announced a partnership with Recom Industrial in Genoa, (I), to deliver the Gas Point Safe Zone system, their unique Molecular Property Spectrometer™ (MPS™) fixed gas sensor for naval and shipyard environments. The Gas Point Safe Zone MPS-driven detection system reduces maintenance costs and increases uptime, protecting workers in virtually any environment where flammable gas mixtures are present.
Flow calibration capabilities expanded. -
The calibration capabilities in the U.S. of Endress+Hauser have been expanded with a new flow calibration rig located at the company’s recently inaugurated Houston Campus (TX USA). The rig will service customers’ flowmeters, including those from third-party vendors, and will have expanded line size and flowrate capabilities.
Melt shop productivity, savings & safety enhanced. -
ABB has launched ABB Ability™ Smart Melt Shop, the first smart factory digital application of its kind for the metals industry. It is designed to increase melt shop productivity, save energy and improve employee safety, with payback within six months.
Effective OT Cybersecurity Management - Because you only see a part of the problem but not the whole thing, cybersecurity threats are akin to an iceberg, said Charles Lim, Industrial Cybersecurity Evangelist, Yokogawa Engineering Asia, at the start of his presentation, OT Cybersecurity Management, at the ARC Asia Forum 2021 (July 2021).
SIL tool for intelligent servo drives. -
Elmo Motion Control’s Platinum series advanced servo drives feature EtherCAT™ networking for ultra-fast machine synchronised single and multi-axis motion, and industry leading levels of functional safety. These impressive drives are now available with Elmo’s free-to-use Motion Composer2 tool allowing machine designers to easily develop, test and implement user-specific motion and machine control algorithms as drive level SIL (Software in the Loop) commands.
Flow into 2024. -
Flow Research have been publishing studies for more than 20 years and have developed a flowmeter database that is like no other in the industry. They spent most of 2021 developing the numbers for their new study that covers the entire flowmeter market, including all flowmeter types. The study is called Volume X: The World Market for Flowmeters, 8th Edition. This is their most popular study. It is accompanied by a new edition of Module A: Strategies, Industries, and Applications.
Actuator wins. -
The Thomson Industries' Electrak LL electric actuator has won the Bronze Award in the 2021 Industrial Design, Engineering & Automation (IDEA)! Awards Contest. The readers of the US magazines Machine Design and Hydraulics & Pneumatics voted the actuator as one of the most exceptional product innovations they believe will help them improve safety, productivity and operational efficiency.
Waterproof managed Ethernet switch. - A new line of industrial M12 managed Ethernet switches - the LMP-1802G-M12-10G-SFP-67-24 and LMX-1802G-M12-10G-SFP-67 Series has been announced by Antaira Technologies. Their Light Layer 3 managed Ethernet switch series offers dependability and ease-of-use functionality in harsh industrial environments. The IP67-rated switch was designed specifically for industrial applications that are subject to high vibration and shock, water, and dust.
Lewis Taylor (top) will support old and new OTT Hydromat customers in the south of Britain, and Wendy Strain will cover the north.
Parliamentary committee requests info on remote continuous water quality monitoring. - The Westminster Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has requested written evidence from Meteor Communications as part of the committee’s ongoing inquiry into water quality in the rivers of Britain. The submission was timely because it was made while sewage spills were the subject of intense media attention, and after the Environment Act 2021 placed a new responsibility on sewerage undertakers to progressively reduce the impact of discharges from storm overflows.
Service contracts expanded. -
Signal Group has announced the launch of a new flexible range of service contracts, which enable customers to determine the level of service required. “No two companies are the same,” explains Signal Group Service Manager Roy Kinslow, “so it makes sense for us to offer a tiered-package approach to service contracts.
PSU's offer superior performance and reliability. -
SL Power Electronics (SLPE) has announced the launch of the NGB SERIES of high power density convection rated AC-DC power supplies. Intended for applications including medical, industrial, audio broadcast and LED lighting the NGB series offers a wealth of application relevant features and is available in multiple formats and power levels including 250W, 425W, 660W and 1200W (with 150W & 800W being released soon), all with a single output from 12 – 56 Vdc.
Visualising sound. - The FLIR Si124 industrial acoustic imaging camera produces a precise acoustic image that is overlaid in real time on top of a digital camera picture. The blended visual and sound image is presented live on screen, visually displaying ultrasonic information and allowing the user to accurately pinpoint the source of the sound.