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APPLICATION Measuring CO2 to optimise bulk storage of food. - Meeting the food requirements of a growing global population is becoming increasingly difficult. Despite the need for additional food, it is estimated that 50-60% of grain is lost after harvesting, at a cost of about $1 trillion per year.

PRODUCT Concentric contact connectors. - Multi concentric contact connector is a new range of products from Lemo, dedicated to setups where connectors need to allow some rotation. Applications include petroleum downhole drilling systems and turret applications.

PRODUCT Network simulator support enhancement. - COMPRION eUICC Profile Manager, the only software tool for efficient eUICC life cycle management, has been enhanced by an additional connectivity option. The software allows over-the-air updates of eUICCs and their profiles by means of a simulated network.

EVENTS Event focuses on oil products, chemicals and petrochemicals. - The organisers of PEFTEC 2017 (Antwerp {B}, 29-30th November) have published the Conference themes for this year’s event and announced that registration is now open.

publications" Handbook for calibration. - The International Society of Automation (ISA) has published a new book designed for operators involved in verifying and calibrating measuring instruments used in ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems, ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems, ISO 16949 Automotive Quality Management Systems, and AS/EN 9100 Aviation Series Quality Management Systems.


Stemmer Changes

After 44 years, Stemmer Imaging founder Wilhelm Stemmer is handing the company over to proven successors, Christof Zollitsch and Martin Kersting.

PRODUCT Moisture sensor is rugged, fast and accurate! - Servomex has launched the AquaXact 1688: a rugged, fast and accurate moisture sensor that can be used as a standalone 4-20mA loop-powered device, or digitally interfaced to Servomex’s AquaXact control unit, SERVOPRO MonoExact DF310E oxygen analyzer or forthcoming SERVOPRO MultiExact 4100 multi-gas analyser.

NEWS Web based real time temperature monitoring. - A new company, LPRS Connected Solutions Ltd (LPRS CS) has been set up to provide systems integrators with Cloud based end-to-end M2M and IoT monitoring solutions.

PRODUCT PCB adaptor provides Ethernet straight to the circuit board. - Harting has introduced a new M8 D-coded PCB adaptor that allows Fast Ethernet and PoE (Power over Ethernet) communications to be interfaced directly to a circuit board via an individual miniaturised connector, with corresponding space savings for customers.

PRODUCT Reducing downtime from the cloud! - Senseye has reached a significant prognostics-at-scale milestone of automatically monitoring over 1,000 machines at a single customer site for early signs of mechanical damage and failure; using machine learning to help the client to avoid unplanned downtime, without relying on expensive consultants.

PRODUCT Environmental Sensor for the IoT. - A multi-function Environmental Sensor that quickly allows designers to monitor seven parameters from one easy to integrate module has been announced by Omron Electronic Components Europe.

PRODUCT Inline strain gauge amplifier. - Interface Force Measurements' new product is used to convert a sensor’s millivolt signal into an analogue signal for display or data acquisition. This simple, yet innovative product is connected to the sensor in line via a 5-pin, M12 connector.

PRODUCT Remote sensor assembly improves safety. - In response to an industry-wide drive towards improved worker safety and reducing maintenance downtime, Crowcon has developed a remote sensor assembly to work alongside its XgardIQ fixed point detector and transmitter.

Standards Laboratory accredited! - Gooch & Housego Orlando has received ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation from international registration body NVLAP (National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program).

Standards Inline ultrasonic flow - a study! - A just-published study from Flow Research should be of interest to those involved in the fast-moving ultrasonic flowmeter market. The study is called Module A: The World Market for Inline Ultrasonic Flowmeters, and it is hot off the press from Flow Research.

NEWS Increasing service to #MES & Automation sector. - Zenith Technologies has strengthened its global workforce, recruiting 100 people over the past year in response to growing demand for manufacturing execution system (MES) and automation technology in the pharma sector.

NEWS In-depth support for Malaysian market. - Endress+Hauser has invested 4.5 million euros in a new sales office in Shah Alam near Kuala Lumpur (MAL).

Education and Research Explaining IT & OT in IIoT. - Craig Resnick of ARC Advisory Group interviws Kirsten Billhardt of Dell IoT and Mike Boudreaux from Emerson-Automation.

PRODUCT New air monitoring technologies. - Three new ambient air quality monitoring instruments have been launched by Air Monitors. Portable and lightweight, the Spectra-1 can be easily transported from site to site, or left in place as a continuous monitor.

NEWS Recognised innovators in IIoT. - Each quarter IoT ONE assess 1,600 Industrial IoT companies and identify the 100 companies with the greatest impact in three areas: brand influence in markets, technology innovation, and ecosystem. For 1st quarter 2017, Advantech, has scored a respectable 47th place in this Top100 list. Additionally, in the Innovation category Advantech occupies rank number 20.

EVENTS Complimentary temperature calibration training. - Irish Power & Process (IPP) are holding a complimentary Fluke Temperature Calibration Training Seminar, September 25th & 28th, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dublin (IRL).

APPLICATION Case study on avoiding dust explosions. - A new case study which describes a solution created by Michell Instruments to mitigate the risks caused by dust explosions in a sewage plant is now available to download.

Standards Safety certification achieved for humidity & temperature transmitters. - The intrinsically safe EE300Ex humidity and temperature transmitter from E+E Elektronik now also bears the "Korean Certification Mark" (KC) required in Korea. The KC certification is comparable with the European ATEX, the American FM or the Japanese TIIS approvals already available for EE300Ex.


During the period that the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland are working through their exit from the European Union (EU) we will endevour to bring items of particular interest and/or relevence to the automation sector in the process.


Certified Profibus Installer Course
Manchester (GB)

PROFIBUS Commissioning and Maintenance Course
Manchester (GB)

Ideagen Horizons
2/08/2017 to 3/08/2017
Orlando (FL USA)

WWAC 2017
ISA Water Wastewater & Automatic Controls Symposium
8/08/2017 to 10/09/2017
Orlando (FL USA)

12th International Conference on Advances in Experimental Mechanics

29/08/2017 to 30/08/2017
Sheffield (GB)

EPC17 ECCE Europe
19th European Conference on Power Electronics & Applications
11/09/2017 to 14/09/2017
Warsaw (PL)

Sensor China
Exhibition & Conference
11/09/2017 to 13/09/2017
Shanghai (CN)

German Wind Trade Fair & Congress
12/09/2017 to 15/09/2017
Husum (D)

Annual Conference of Society of Instrument and Control Engineers
19/09/2017 to 22/09/2017
Kanazawa (J)

SEIA' 2017
3rd International Conference on Sensors and Electronic Instrumentation Advances
20/09/2017 to 22/09/2017
Moscow (RU)

Honeywell User Group - Europe
25/09/2017 to 28/09/2017
The Hague (NL)

Sensors & Instrumentation
Expo for test, measurement+control.
26/09/2017 to 27/09/2017
Birmingham (GB)

PROFIBUS, PROFINET and IO-Link Training Day
Wrexham (GB)

ISPE Europe Biotechnology Conference
"Five Megatrends in Technology and Regulatory Development"
26/09/2017 to 29/09/2017
Dublin (IRL)

MES & Process Minds 2017
Pharma & Life Science Industries
28/09/2017 to 29/09/2017
Berln (D)

Certified Profibus Installer Course
Manchester (GB)

PROFIBUS Commissioning and Maintenance Course
Manchester (GB)

Ideagen Horizons
2/08/2017 to 3/08/2017
Orlando (FL USA)

12th International Conference on Advances in Experimental Mechanics

29/08/2017 to 30/08/2017
Sheffield (GB)

PRODUCT High performance display for harsh environment. - KOE have announced the introduction of a new 4.2-inch Rugged+ TFT display. The TX11D201VM0BAA features the latest generation of IPS (in-plane switching) technology, WQVGA (480 x 272 pixels) resolution, a 16:9 wide aspect ratio and an extended operating temperature range.

PRODUCT Anytime, anywhere plant information – for faster decision-making. - DeltaV™ Mobile is a new platform that leverages Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to empower the manufacturing engineer of the future with the most complete access to real-time data, trends and insight to make better-informed, critical operations decisions – securely from anywhere in the world.

PRODUCT Hygienic US sensors mounting kits. - Hoffmann-Krippner has announced the availability of the EHEDG (European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group) certified hygienic mounting kit for PiL's P53 "Steel Head" ultrasonic sensors.

PRODUCT First All-in-One signalling tester. - The functionality of Anritsu's popular Signalling Tester MD8475B all-in-one base station simulator has now been further strengthened with the release of the Enhanced Multi-Signalling Unit MD8475B-071 and LTE 4x4 MIMO Option MX847550B-041.

PRODUCT Making life easier for H&S managers! - Life just got a little easier for health and safety specialists with Cirrus Research introducing the doseBadge5 with its new scheduled monitoring feature.

PRODUCT Connectors for miniaturisation in the rail sector. - The new Han® 16 HPR EasyCon from Harting is a robust industrial connector that has been designed specifically to meet today’s requirements for miniaturisation in the rail sector.

APPLICATION Good healthy brewing in New Zealand - Crowcon was asked to provide a quotation by Manukau-based DB Breweries health and safety advisors, a trend which is increasing within the food & beverage industry as the industry is currently upgrading its gas detection policies.

People Reorganisation announce. - As part of the restructuring at Acromag, Mr. Russell J. Nieves accepted the position of Vice President of Sales and Mr. Robert M. Greenfield accepted the position of Business Development Manager.

PRODUCT Smart Grid connectivity made easy. - New IXXAT SG-gateways from HMS Industrial Networks enable data exchange between infrastructure and energy networks based on IEC61850 or IEC60870-5-104, and common fieldbus and industrial Ethernet systems.

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