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NEWS Award for automation in pharma & biotech. - At the PAS-X User Group Meeting currently taking place in New Jersey (USA), Werum IT Solutions received the Frost & Sullivan Global Technology Leadership Award for Industrial Automation Solutions in Pharma and Biotech.

PRODUCT Display design. - andersDX has launched a new family of Display Designer Kits offering customers an instant option for creating prototype user interface concepts from a pre-integrated touch screen and processor that can form the basis of or even be the production ready design.

NEWS Towards fostering sustainable development. - Yokogawa has joined the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). By joining this organisation, Yokogawa anticipates being able to accelerate its efforts to foster sustainability and thereby help to achieve the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

PRODUCT Eddy current sensor. - Kaman has announced a cost-optimised PCB version of its popular and well proven KD-2306 series eddy current linear displacement instrument for integration into volume OEM applications requiring precise linear measurement.

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Bob Deane

Mac McQueen

Judy Stevenson

FCI Co-founders, Robert Deane (top) and Malcolm McQueen (middle) and the late Judy Stevenson of Magnetrol have been inducted into the Measurement, Control and Automation Hall of Fame.

NEWS Time-sensitive Networking. - A promising new IEEE technology for Ethernet that combines the bandwidth of IT (information technology) networks with the latency of OT (operational technology) networks is in the offing in the form of TSN (Time-sensitive Networking).

PRODUCT Switch and LED Indicator range. - Specialist distributor JPR Electronics are a major distributor of switches and LED Indicators from APEM in Britain. APEM products are used in such diverse markets as IT, medical, communications, industrial automation, defence and transport.

NEWS Cybersecurity alert! - We received this warning from Wonderwareon the major Global attack on systems that have been experienced in the past few days. We are sure that other suppliers have issued similar warnings but we though it useful to post this a a reminder to be vigilant always.

PRODUCT USB connectors. - Cliff Electronics has added dual USB2.0 and USB3.0 24mm Mounting (Rectangular) connectors to its fast growing range of XLR format standard and Feedthrough connectors.

webinar Calibration uncertainty! - The International Society of Automation (ISA) and its corporate partner, Beamex, Inc., will co-host a free webinar 8 June 2017, 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time (17.00 to 18.30 in Ireland), on calibration uncertainty.

APPLICATION Tiger ensures clean air in New England! - Following an increase in demand for its services, Massachusetts-based Civil & Environment Consultants Inc. (CEC) has added a streamlined TigerLT VOC (volatile organic compound) monitor to its growing portfolio of Ion Science handheld PIDs (photoionisation detectors).

APPLICATION Ensuring bottled beverage safety! - Effective microbial disinfection of the whole process of producing beverages is essential. To meet this requirement, Cott Beverages has been using Hanovia UV disinfection technology to treat process water used in the production process.

PRODUCT Safety at work! - Leuze electronic is expanding its product range in the area of safety at work with their new generation of programmable safety controls and the expanded line of safety relays in machine and system construction.

APPLICATION Safe production of that glass of red? - The need to ensure the safety of visitors, and, of course, their own employees, has ensured that the Louis M. Martini Winery has taken CO2 monitoring very seriously. This is why the Louis M. Martini Winery has invested in Edinburgh Sensor’s Guardian gas monitors.

APPLICATION Handling vegetable products. - The Netherlands based agricultural machinery specialist Van Hees manufacturers its automated BOXFILR system for handling vegetable produce such as potatoes, carrots and onions and they use ZEMIC for load cells and weight information transmitters.

PRODUCT CNC machining centres! - CNC machining centres, such as Perforex from Rittal Automation Systems, deliver significantly improved efficiency when processing panels in comparison to manual approaches. In fact, it is possible to achieve time savings of up to two thirds. A new web-based return on investment (ROI) calculator helps customers accurately gauge how quickly a Perforex purchase will pay for itself.

PRODUCT Installation testing tool. - Beha-Amprobe® has introduced the ProInstall-75-UK Multifunction Installation Tester for fast, easy testing. With new advanced features, it is the perfect installation testing tool for verifying the safety of electrical installations in domestic, commercial, and industrial applications.

PRODUCT Laser probe. - PRONTO-250-PLUS is the latest model in Gentec-EO's PRONTO line of pocket-sized laser probes from Laser Components. As it is promised in the product name, this addition provides a major PLUS in functionalities.

NEWS Interesting facts emerge from financial report. - E+H reports sales flat, but sees growth in Ireland, reports Processingtalk.info's Nick Denbow from Basel.

RIP
Alex Habib
The death of Alex Habib PE, well known in the automation industry and an active member and leader in the International Society of Automation (ISA), has been announced! RIP

PRODUCT Keyboards for medical and clean applications. - Diamond Electronics has a new range of waterproof and easy to clean keyboards for medical products, clean industrial applications including food processing, semiconductor manufacturing and laboratories, POS systems and public area data input and control.

Standards Dangerous underestimation of urgency in meeting drug regulations. - Research, conducted by serialization system provider SEA Vision and life science technology firm Zenith Technologies, highlights an urgent need for companies to turn their attention to meeting the demands of the US Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) and the European Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD).


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NI Week 2017

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


Automation
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)


Sensor+Test 2017
"The Measurement Fair!"
30/05/2017 to 1/06/2017
Nuremberg (D)


InterSolar Europe 2017
"The world’s leading exhibition for the solar industry and its partners!"
31/05/2017 to 2/06/2017
Munich (D)


2nd Annual National Sales and Marketing Summit
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Grow your own business On-line
& Techconnect Live

31/05/2017
Dublin (IRL)


TechConnect Live
Exhibition & Seminars
31/05/2017
Dublin (IRL)


Certified Profibus Installer Course
Training
1/06/2017
Manchester (GB)


PROFIBUS Commissioning and Maintenance Course
Training
2/06/2017
Manchester (GB)


Control Fundamentals
ISC Training Course
6/06/2017 to 8/06/2017
Glasgow (GB)


Advances in Automation & Control
IChemE Conference
12/06/2017 to 14/06/2017
Birmingham (GB)


3rd National Construction Summit
Conference & exhibtion
14/06/2017
Dublin (IRL)


Future.Now
Developing the Life Sciences Landscape Together
14/06/2017 to 15/06/2017
Dublin (IRL)


Data Summit
"What the Data Society means to you!"
15/06/2017 to 16/06/2017
Dublin (IRL)


ISA LDAR Symposium
Leak Detection and Repair – Fugitive Emissions 
19/06/2017 to 22/06/2017
Galveston (TX USA)


CWIEME
Coil Winding expo.
20/06/2017 to 22/06/2017
Berln (D)


UK Robotics Week

24/06/2017 to 30/06/2017
Throughout Britain


POWID Symposium 2017
ISA Power Industry Division Symposium
26/06/2017 to 29/06/2017
Cleveland (OH USA)


Sensors Expo & Conference

27/06/2017 to 29/06/2017
San Jose (CA USA)


PCIM Asia 2017
Power Electronics; Intelligent Motion; Renewable Energy; Energy Management.
27/06/2017 to 29/06/2017
Shanghai (CN)


H-Workload 2017
1st International Symposium on Human Mental Workload: Models and Applications
28/06/2017 to 30/06/2017
Dublin (IRL)


9th Vogel Pharmaceutical Engineering International Forum 2017

29/06/2017 to 30/06/2017
Changzhou

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