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PRODUCT It's not a Cable, It's an Antenna!BLOG - Keith Blodorn of ProSoft Technology, tells us there are several conditions in industrial communication systems where using a radiating cable as an antenna offers major benefits.

APPLICATION Providng building owners with real-time data from their buildings! - Processcomponent in Sweden has found a way to quickly connect M-Bus sensors to the OptoEMU Energy Monitoring System. By using the Anybus M-Bus to Modbus-TCP gateway from HMS, they can provide building owners with real-time data from their buildings so they can do monitoring, logging and invoicing.

PRODUCT USB enabled motor controller. - Ealing Catalog has introduced a new USB enabled motor controller can control up to two open or closed loop DC servo motors.

APPLICATION Testing access barriers. - Yokogawa’s PX8000 Precision Power Scope is playing a key part in production tests being carried out by Magnetic Autocontrol Group of Schopfheim, (D): a major global supplier of vehicle and pedestrian access barriers for installations as diverse as access barriers at Frankfurt Airport, the Paris Metro ticket control systems and the Kuala Lumpur Petronas Twin Towers.

PRODUCT Protecting IoT &embedded devices against cyber-attack - Floodgate Security Manager (FSM ), a security management software suite specifically designed to protect IoT and embedded devices against cyber-attack has been launched by Icon Labs.

PRODUCT Absolute feedback systems for efficient drives. - The BML series from Balluff offers rugged, precise and quick absolute position and angle measurement systems, which are ideal for installation or direct integration into drive and positioning systems.

PRODUCT Multi-parameter analysers with fieldbus interfaces! - Knick's Stratos series analyzers for pH level, conductivity and dissolved oxygen measurements are widely used in the chemical industry, in process engineering, power plant technology, and the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sector due to their exceptional versatility, high reliability and full-fledged compatibility with conventional sensor types (analog, digital, Memosens).

PRODUCT Enabling innovation for Industrie 4.0. - The close networking of automation components, machines, systems, and IT systems needed for this, including across locations or even between different companies, is only possible with standardised and integrated communication. In recent years, PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) has brought about numerous developments that meet these requirements.

PeopleJustin Barker
AcSoft has appointed Justin Barker as its new Sales Manager.

Research & Education Control training course for Scotland. - Registration is now open for the Advanced Control Systems Training Course being held on the 22nd - 25th September 2015 in Glasgow City Centre (GB). This four day training course will introduce control systems design techniques for applications that are severely nonlinear, requiring control that is more advanced than classical PID.

PRODUCT Wide-area plant network deployment simplified! - A Wi-Fi access point that connects WirelessHART® sensors to the control network has been introduced by Emerson. Jointly developed as an integral part of Cisco's IoT Systems, the 1552WU Gateway is a fully-featured mesh access point that simplifies Wi-Fi and WirelessHART installations,

NEWS Larger facility for high level of service! - Power conversion specialists Ideal Power Ltd have moved to a larger facility to ensure continued high levels of customer support as the company's sales grow and to accommodate their expanding telesales team.

PeopleDaniel Seiler
The executive board of IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH has appointed Daniel Seiler as CEO.

PRODUCT Multiphysics software speeds the optimisation of electrical machines. - A powerful new version of the Opera electromagnetic and multiphysics design software has been launched by Cobham Technical Services.

APPLICATION Protecting fragile portable instruments! - GB Wild Water Racing (WWR) have chosen to transport their timing equipment, to and from races throughout Britain & Europe, in the safety of a Nanuk portable waterproof protective case from Leafield.

PRODUCT SIL2-certified wireless gas detection system for LNG facility! - Yokogawa and GasSecure AS, a Dräger owned company, announce the delivery of the world's first SIL2-certified wireless gas detection system for use at an LNG facility in Northern Europe.



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8/09/2015 to 11/09/2015
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8/09/2015 to 10/09/2015
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German wind trade fair & congress
15/09/2015 to 18/09/2015
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20/09/2015 to 24/09/2015
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22/09/2015 to 25/09/2015
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88th Annual Water Environment Federation Expo & Conf
26/09/2015 to 30/09/2015
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30/09/2015 to 1/10/2015
Birmingham (GB)

Publication Moisture calibration subject of new e-books. - Michell Instruments has issued two e-books which cover different aspects of humidity and moisture calibration. The e-books are available for free from Michell's website

NEWS Receiving the keys... - Emerson has been presented with the keys to its new Solutions Centre in Aberdeen (GB) by Miller Developments. Before the end of the year, Emerson sales, engineering and service teams will move into this custom built facility, which will provide a platform for delivering an enhanced portfolio of solutions and services to customers in Scotland and the North Sea.

PRODUCT Adapters allow different mounting options for Ethernet switches. - The new Ha-VIS MK3000 range of mounting adapters from Harting offers a number of different mounting options for the company's Ha-VIS eCon 3000 family of Ethernet switches.

NEWS Collaberation ends - but still good friends! - Industrial camera manufacturer IDS Imaging Development Systems and Stemmer Imaging, IDS partner of many years, are bringing their collaboration to an end.

NEWS New member for ICSI. - Bedrock Automation has become a member with the ISA Security Compliance Institute (ISCI). This is the latest in a growing number of companies to support the ISASecure® Cyber Security Conformance Scheme.

NEWS Optical & wireless comms laboratory. - Tektronix, and IRCICA, a major French research laboratory, have opened a new optical and wireless communications innovation laboratory at the University of Lille (F).

PRODUCT Proportional valve with an external sensor input. - A new proportional valve VPPX with an external sensor input has been launched by Festo. It offers users improved performance, maximum flexibility and excellent process quality.

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