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EVENTS T & M products for display at show! - Kistler Instruments will be showing its wide range of production, test and measurement products at the Sensors & Instrumentation (30th Sep – 1st Oct, 2014 Birmingham, GB).

NEWS VOC emissions analyser certified! - Quantitech has announced that the Sick 3006 portable VOC monitor has a new MCERTS certificate, valid to July 2019.

PRODUCT PROFIBUS-PA remote-mount digital valve controller for hostile environment installations! - The Fisher® DVC6200p series is an ideal solution for applications in which accessibility, extreme temperatures (up to 120°C/250°F), extreme vibration or confined space make integral mounting difficult or impractical.

NEWS Representative for japan appointed - Pickering Interfaces has appointed Andor System Support Company, Ltd. as their representative for Japan.

NEWS Celebrating twenty years abnormality!BLOG - This year the Abnormal Situation Management (ASM®) Consortium is celebrating 20 years of thought leadership in the process industry

PRODUCT Integrated production control system with enhanced alarm and batch functions - The just released CENTUM® VP R5.04, is an enhanced version of Yokogawa's flagship integrated production control system. This new CENTUM release features enhanced alarm and batch functions.

EVENTS European industry in transition! - ARC Advisory Group is organizing their European Industry Forum (EIF) in Amsterdam (NL) on March 4-5, 2015. The event will focus on the "European Industry in Transition: The Information Driven Enterprise in a Connected World".

PRODUCT Conductivity and temperature at a glance! - Baumer is expanding its CombiSeries to include a new conductivity sensor. CombiLyz is the name of the newest sensor, which was developed primarily for precise analysis and differentiation of media in the food and pharmaceutical industries and in water treatment technology.

APPLICATION Safe lithium-ion batteries in China! - Major manufacturers of Lithium-Ion batteries in China have chosen the S4000RS and S8000 Integrale precision chilled mirror hygrometers to monitor environmental conditions in their production facilities.

NEWS Agreement signed! - Diversified Technologies (DTI) has recently signed an agreement with SigmaPhi Accelerator Technologies of Vannes (F). They will be working together on systems for the next generation of particle accelerators.

PRODUCT Module helps engineers develop embedded systems faster, with less risk! - The NI SOM has been launched by National Instruments (NI). It combines the Xilinx Zynq All Programmable system on a chip (SoC) with supporting components such as memory on a small PCB and features a complete middleware solution and ready-to-go Linux-based real-time operating system (RTOS) already integrated.

Video Fault-tolerant fieldbus system - MooreHawke, a division of Moore Industries, has released a new video highlighting its TRUNKSAFE Fault-Tolerant Fieldbus System.

NEWS Formal recognition of an ISCI CRT Tool! - The FFR Raven (Japanese) for ICS is now recognised as an approved CRT (Communication Robustness Testing) tool for ISASecure control systems certification programs.

APPLICATION Real-time railway bearing monitoring by wireless! - LPRS, recently nominated as one of Europe's top five wireless system design houses and manufacturer of short-range radio devices, is supplying their market leading easyRadio Advanced (eRA) wireless modules to Perpetuum Ltd for a sensor system which enables users to predict failure of rotating components including wheel bearings and gearboxes on railway trains.

PRODUCT Gigabit power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) injectors! - Red Lion Controls has added the N-Tron series Gigabit 1000-POE+ Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) injectors to its industrial networking solutions portfolio.

PRODUCT Installing photoelectric sensors a breeze! - The new generation of photoelectric sensors in the BOS 6K series from Balluff is absolutely ideal for setting new benchmarks in the compact class. Its small 31.5 x 19.5 x 10.8 mm dimensions not only make it the perfect response to tight spaces in compact machines

NEWS Secure production control system! - Yokogawa's CENTUM® VP production control system has obtained the ISASecure® Embedded Device Security Assurance (EDSA) certification from the ISA Security Compliance Institute (ISCI)

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PRODUCT Fits through any keyhole! - The Sitrans LH100 from Siemens is a slim but highly robust submersible sensor for hydrostatic level and pressure measurement for use in tanks, containers, channels and wells.

NEWS Test & measurement donations aid training! - Over a five-year period, Fluke Corporation has donated more than $320,000 worth of equipment to ISA’s training program.

PRODUCT MES for pharmaceutical and biotechnological production - Werum further improved its best-in-class PAS-X MES/new technological features for accelerated MBR and EBR handling / all customers profit from innovations.

NEWS Connector company acquires cable manufacturer! - LEMO has acquired Northwire, Inc., (NWI) a US specialty cable manufacturer of wire and multi-conductor cable and retractiles for the medical, aerospace and defense, energy and industrial markets.

NEWS Modest component growth predicted in Britain!BLOG - British distributors expect modest growth later in the year, even though growth in the Britain and Ireland electronic components markets remains lacklustre, according to the May market statistics released by the Electronic Components Supply Network (ECSN), the professional community for the electronic component supply chain.

EVENTS Major water/wastewater event in November - The organisers of WWEM 2014, the international Water, Wastewater and Environmental Monitoring conference and exhibition, have announced the details of the Conferences that will take place at the Telford International Centre (GB), 5-6th November.

NEWS Oil & Gas sevice company joins cubersecurity body- Aramco Services Company, the North American-based services division of Saudi Aramco, the state oil company of Saudi Arabia, has joined the ISA Security Compliance Institute.

PRODUCT IS Connectors - The new Han(R) Ex range of connectors from Harting meet all the requirements for the implementation of high-quality connectivity solutions in application areas with explosion protection requirements.

2,500 enhancements to on-line sales presence! - The first major upgrade to the Anglia Live online sales environment includes a fast search feature which halves the search time, comprehensive forward and back ordering facilities, volume contract pricing and the facility to search suppliers' full database of parts including parts not currently stocked by Anglia.

PRODUCT Quietly cooling! - Rittal's 'Blue e' cooling units are usually found controlling the temperature within enclosures in workshops or on shop floors in the industrial sector where noise level is largely irrelevant as they cannot be heard above other equipment in these noisy environments.


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Video Industrial Wireless LAN in 20 seconds. - Siemens have released a WLAN video "Wireless LAN in Industry" is a brief, playful way of encouraging viewers to find out more about wireless communication in industry.

EVENTS Brisk pre-registration reported for popular Water/Wastewater symposium - Pre-registration activity for the 2014 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium (WWAC Symposium) has been brisk. This annual event has proven to be one of the most well attended of the Society Division events through the years.

PRODUCT High performance connected automation architecture enhanced! - GE Intelligent Platforms has added one more solution to the company's high performance connected automation architecture with the expansion of its high availability control platform.

PRODUCT New memory and firmware capabilities for mixed signal oscilloscope! - The DLM2000 mixed-signal oscilloscope, from Yokogawa, has been enhanced with longer memory capabilities and a number of firmware improvements.

PRODUCT Pressure sensors can detect height differences of just 50cm! - Based on Omron's MEMs technology, this tiny sensor module can measure altitude, atmospheric pressure or water depth in wearable electronics, activity monitors, industrial and marine instruments and mobile phones and cameras.

PRODUCT New transmitters for reliable CO2 measurements! - Transmitters from E+E Elektronik feature the dual wavelength NDIR procedure, which is highly insensitive to pollution.

APPLICATION How can more than a thousand switching devices be integrated in an electronic Kanban system? - Identytec GmbH & Co. KG in Hanover (D) has found a solution which is as logical as it is innovative: by eliminating cables and using stuete wireless position switches.

PRODUCT Plug-In module options for HMI panels! - Red Lion Controls has expanded its Graphite™ series of Human Machine Interface (HMI) operator panels with two new plug-in communication modules.

Standards Security development lifecycle Assurance (SDLA) certification! - The ISASecure® SDLA certification for organisations that develop industrial automation and control systems (IACS) is now available.

PRODUCT Hub has diagnostic function! - PROFIBUS Ireland is to launch a brand-new product known as the ProfiHub B5+RD. It is the first ProfiHub that comes with a built-in PROFIBUS DP slave to forward diagnostic data to a PLC.

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NEWS Distributor of components in Ireland & Britain! - Anglia Components have been appointed as Ireland and Britain distributor for the passive component range of Samsung Electro Mechanics (SEM).

PRODUCT Vibrating fork level switch - Rosemount® 2120 level switch gains new features and approvals for greater installation flexibility and improved plant safety

NEWS Open Wi-Fi on the train! - We find this a boom as we use the trains frequently though super-fast is not always the description we would use to describe it, nevertheless it is usable and useful.

NEWS Partnership promotes automated report generation! - Ocean Data Systems has announced that B-SCADA has joined the Dream Report "Proven Partner" program and is recommending Dream Report as their solution for automated report generation.

PRODUCT Slim power supply units! - Siemens has launched two particularly slim, powerful and energy-efficient power supply units in the shape of the new Sitop PSU8200 5 A and 10 A.

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