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NEWS Best automation software say readers. - The Web Studio software of InduSoft has been declared the Automation Inside 2014 Readers' Choice Awards winner for the Best Automation Software category.

PRODUCT Safety instrumented system to be launched next week! - Yokogawa's ProSafe®-RS R3.02.20 is to be launched in a few days (2014).

PRODUCT Hand-held transmitter for CO2 - A CO2 probe with a measurement range of 0-2000/5000/10,000ppm has been made available for the Omniport 30 hand-held transmitter from E+E Elektronik.

PRODUCT Explosion proof feet & inches panel meters. - The latest ProVu® family member, the PD6001 Feet & Inches 1/8 DIN Panel Meter has been announced by Precision Digital.

APPLICATION MES Software decision driven by easy integration! - Aegis Software has recently supplied an integrated suite of FactoryLogix manufacturing operations software modules to EMS solution provider Connor Solutions.

PRODUCT A peek at conductivity with PEEK sensor! - The Smartec CLD18 toroidal conductivity transmitter for hygienic applications has been introduced by Endress+Hauser.

PRODUCT PXI high power solid-state switches. - Pickering Interfaces has introduced two new PXI high power solid-state switch modules to its range of PXI switching solutions.

APPLICATION Testing electric bikes! - Test instruments supplied by Yokogawa are playing a key role in the final testing of motors for electric bikes manufactured by Heinzmann in the village of Schönau in Germany’s Black Forest region.

PRODUCT New transportable crawler inspection camera can be hired! - The Mini-Cam Proteus crawler camera inspection system can now be hired from Ashtead Technology with a battery power pack option.

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LCM Systems has appointed Stacey Bond as Internal Sales Engineer for its range of load cells and instrumentation.

APPLICATION Modular switch gear busbar solution for Biomass generation plant room - Rittal's Ri4power modular switch gear busbar system helped to deliver the solutions for Nova Controls during their installation of water treatment PLC for a Yorkshire (GB) biomass site that the site demands.

PRODUCT Moisture analyser ensures quality of stored natural gas! - Michell’s new OptiPEAK TDL600 moisture analyser’s fast response and non-contact spectroscopic measurement principle ensures that gas storage companies are able to meet demand quickly while also satisfying the contractual standards for moisture content when stored natural gas is withdrawn and injected to the pipeline network.

APPLICATION Successful trial for new remote Phosphate monitor!BLOG - The Cycle PO4 from OTT Hydrometry (known as the Cycle-P) is gathering considerable interest because it is battery powered and able to operate unattended in the field, running over 1,000 tests before a field service is necessary to change the reagents.

PRODUCT Data transmission via Fibre-optic or copper cables! - Optical data transmission offers numerous advantages, particularly for data-intensive applications with a high demand on availability, such as are typical in the automotive industry. Balluff takes this into account with the new push-pull variants of its PROFINET IO-Link master modules.

NEWS 3 million modules keeping control - HMS Industrial Networks has shipped its three millionth Anybus module to Bosch Rexroth.

PRODUCT Level switch listed for safety! - The proven Baumer CleverLevel LBFS/LFFS level switch has now been listed by the American Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL). Testing of the CleverLevel included numerous safety-related aspects in accordance with UL standards and requirements.

PRODUCT Wireless navigation! - Emerson's Smart Wireless Navigator helps users manage their expanding wireless infrastructure and get the most value from their wireless networks

PRODUCT HMI featuring a high-quality display and more realistic images - Delta Electronics has released the DOP-W Series HMI, which offers sizes of up to 15”.

PRODUCT Solid state pulse amplifier! - Instruments for Industry (IFI), a subsidiary of AMETEK Compliance Test Solutions, offers a dual-mode, solid-state amplifier that combines continuous (CW) and pulse (P) operating modes.

PRODUCT Get a grip! - Expanding on the company's 'inspired by nature' research, Festo's MultiChoiceGripper concept is an adaptive, flexible handling system that employs the concept of opposable thumbs to ensure maximum stability when gripping.

People Dr James Truchard
Dr. James Truchard of National Instruments named an IEEE Fellow

publications" Automation authors honoured. - The International Society of Automation (ISA) has published details of the recipients of its 2014 author awards presented annually by ISA's Publications Department.

NEWS Testing, testing, one two - Exciting business growth at Cressall, has allowed the firm to launch a new research and development (R&D) department.

APPLICATIONMES update at one of the worldwide most important J&J sites. - The multinational pharmaceutical and consumer goods manufacturer Johnson & Johnson has updated their site in Geel (B), to Werum's PAS-X V3.1.5.

PRODUCT Advanced laboratory instrument data integration software. - PAC has announced the latest version of its advanced laboratory instrument data integration software, IRIS Software v2.0. IRIS Software provides customers the advantage of connecting their PAC laboratory instruments, locally or worldwide, and managing these instruments, including gathering and analyzing test data, as well as communicating results.

publications" Refined and practical analogue circuit design techniques! - Elsevier has just published Analog Circuit Design Volume Three: Design Note Collection, the next book in the Analog Circuit Design series, edited by Bob Dobkin and John Hamburger.

NEWS Promoting Industry 4.0 - Industry 4.0 is a hot topic throughout the industry. Mitsubishi Electric has been actively involved in the development of Industry 4.0 standard specifications in Germany.

PRODUCT Robust connector housing for extreme requirements - The new Han® M Plus range of connectors from Harting incorporates effective protection against extreme environmental influences through the use of an additional polyurethane coating.


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PRODUCT One Ethernet hardware - any industrial Ethernet network - HMS Industrial Networks has released "Anybus CompactCom for Common Ethernet" - a communication solution which includes an Ethernet hardware that is loadable with PROFINET, EtherCAT, EtherNet/IP or Ethernet POWERLINK.

NEWS Awards for mission-critical network connectivity solutions! - Wzzard B&B Electronics' Intelligent Sensing Platform has won awards, independently judged for technical achievement and market potential, for Internet of Things (IoT) networking applications.

People Peter Whitley
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PRODUCT Scheduling and tracking functions for precise control - Emerson Process Management's Syncade™ Suite manufacturing execution system, now provides terminal managers with increased security tools and improved control of material movements and inventory.

APPLICATIONDreamliner soars with safety lifecycle management!BLOG - As a prime contractor on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, AIT had responsibility for the final assembly and body join functions, charged with delivering a fully automated positioning and joining system.

PRODUCT Dome and line lights! - CCS Inc, has introduced two new dome lights and a bi-directional line light. The PDM and LAV series of dome lights provide uniform diffused lighting by using combinations of diffused, axial and low-angle lighting. The LNIS/LNIS-FN series of line lights provides obliquely angled light making them ideal for the inspection of surface scratches.

PRODUCT Connector with pin socket version! - Fischer Connectors continues to lead the trend of miniaturization. After the successful launch of the Fischer MiniMax™ Series in 2012, Fischer Connectors extends this miniature high performance rugged connector with a pin socket version.

NEWS Bar codes on steroids in industry! - European Automation has published an industry report about the potential applications of radio-frequency identification (RFID) in industry. An in-depth analysis of the technology, the report looks at how RFID can be used in sectors including retail, logistics and manufacturing.

EVENTS Connector ranges and contract manufacturing capabilities! - At Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2015 (10-12/2/2015 Farnborough GB), Harting is featuring a number of new additions to its ranges of board-to-board and board-to-cable connectors, as well as a greatly expanded range of M12 connectors for instrumentation and control applications.

PRODUCT New tools for design exploration! - MapleSim&trade, the advanced system-level modeling and simulation platform has been released by Maplesoft&trade.

PRODUCT The performance of a long-range scanner and the simplicity of a sensor. - Taking full advantage of Pepperl+Fuchs' powerful Pulse Ranging Technology (PRT), the R2000 Detection scanner is the ideal solution for demanding field monitoring applications and assistance systems.

NEWS Engineering and creativity competition winners announced! - In April 2014 COPA-DATA launched its engineering, usability and creativity competition called zenon Challenge.

White PaperBenefits of Extracting Smart HART® Data! - According to the HART Communications Foundation, more than 30 million HART-enabled instruments are installed in process plants worldwide and the majority of process transmitters made today are HART compatible.

APPLICATION Instrumentation on Churyumov-Gerasimenko (67P) - Souriau has served as a trusted collaborator to the ESA (European Space Agency) and CNES (French Space Agency) by supplying interconnection components 15 years ago for the Rosetta space mission.

NEWS "Combinnovations" - focus on customised industrial communication solutions - An initiative has been developed by HMS Networks to increase focus on tailor-made solutions for industrial communication.

NEWS Rugged computers in the US - JLT Mobile Computers has announced that the company has formed a US subsidiary with office in Tempe, (AZ USA).

Research & Education Abstracts sought! - The Program Committee of ISA's 15th Annual Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR)-Fugitive Emissions Symposium has issued a Call for Presenters, inviting authors, innovators, thought leaders and other professionals in the air compliance field to submit abstracts for presentation consideration at the conference.

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