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NEWS Space age challenge! - Mouser Electronics has just released a new video for the International Space Station (I.S.S.) Design Challenge, part of Mouser's award-winning Empowering Innovation Together™ program.

Standards Cybersecurity in Canada! - The International Society of Automation (ISA) is to participate in the Canadian Cybersecurity Alliance (CCA) /Alliance canadienne sur la cybersécurité (ACC).

PRODUCT US flowmeter approved as heat meter. - Krohne's ultrasonic flowmeter OPTISONIC 3400 is now available with heat meter approval. Target applications include district heating networks, commercial and industrial heat metering applications as well as energy and utility applications in combined heat and electricity generation.

PRODUCT Thermal energy harvesting to wireless products. - Evolving the world’s largest industrial wireless portfolio, Emerson has announced the adoption of advanced thermal energy harvesting as a power source for its wireless products. Power Puck® thermoelectric energy harvesters convert ambient heat commonly released in industrial processes into electricity for powering Rosemount™ wireless transmitters.

PRODUCT Level in high temp applications. - Magnetrol® International has announced the release of the E3 Modulevel® displacer level transmitter with an increased upper temperature rating.

PRODUCT Counting in Chinese! - With China proving to be one of the world's fastest growing economies in recent years, Hengstler has added a comprehensive Chinese font set to the firmware of its popular eXtendo range of receipt-type printers.

EVENTS Acclaimed speakers for Process Control & Safety Symposium. - The best and brightest minds in process industries—including three distinguished keynote speakers—will come together at the 2016 ISA Process Control & Safety Symposium and Exhibition, 7-10 November in Houston, (TX USA).

NEWS FDI technology now ready to use. - By accomplishing the development of FDI (Field Device Integration) technology PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) and its partner organizations have passed an extraordinary milestone. Not only because the technology will greatly facilitate the device integration in the future.

PRODUCT Next generation freezing point analyser. - The next generation of PAC's ISL FZP 5G2S offers improved productivity with proven reliability and accuracy.

APPLICATION Oxygen measurements in natural gas. - There are many reasons why oxygen is undesirable in natural gas. A new application note is available to download from Michell Instruments' website: Oxygen Measurement in Natural Gas.

PRODUCT High-density multi-conductor terminal blocks. - Phoenix Contact has introduced their PT 2,5/S-QUATTRO terminal blocks. These four-position terminal blocks occupy the same amount of space as the company's two-position terminal blocks. This allows for a high wiring density without sacrificing space across the DIN rail.

NEWS Metering management services contract for offshore facilities. - Nexen Petroleum U.K. Limited, the wholly-owned subsidiary of CNOOC Limited, has awarded Emerson a new five-year contract to provide metering management services for Nexen's British operations. The work will be managed from Emerson's new Solutions Centre in Aberdeen.

EVENTS Highlighting innovation at major show! - The Enabling Innovation hub, in partnership with Magna International has just been launched. The hub provides a free opportunity for 20 SMEs and innovators to showcase their latest concepts, products and processes to potential partners, investors and buyers from the industry.

PRODUCT Peri-metering pumps for high volume water & wastewater apps. - Proseries-M® M-3 and M-4 NSF 61 listed peristaltic metering pumps, from Blue-White Industries, are designed for use in mid to high volume Municipal Water and Wastewater Treatment applications.

PRODUCT Gas detector has extended life! - The PS200 portable gas detector now available from Tyco Gas & Flame Detection has a new catalytic bead sensor option that provides an increased battery life of up to 80 hours in diffusion mode and 20 hours in pump mode.

APPLICATION Beating the heat! - How providing the correct PPE equipment is essential in reducing the risk of heat stress. Scott Safety invests a considerable amount of time in the development of personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure that they are lightweight and comfortable.

Research & Education Educational scholorships in automation. - The International Society of Automation (ISA) is accepting applications for its wide range of 2017 educational scholarships, which will be awarded to college and university students who demonstrate outstanding potential for long-range contributions in the fields of automation, instrumentation and control.

PRODUCT Ethernet switches has been certified by ODVA to meet CIP specs. - Red Lion Controls has announced its latest firmware for the N-Tron® series of NT24k® and 700/7000 managed industrial Ethernet switches has been certified by ODVA to meet the requirements of the Common Industrial Protocol (CIP) specification.

PRODUCT High-precision potentiometer input module. - Mantracourt has launched an accurate and reliable high-performance potentiometer input module. The new DSCUSB-PT plug and play USB device has been designed to convert resistance-based input into digital output and, together with their DSCUSB Toolkit software, allows for quick and easy measurements.

APPLICATION DCS migration at polystyrene manufacturer. - Maverick Technologies' DCSNext capabilities allow INEOS Styrolution to avoid any additional downtime during migration and leverage the complete benefits of the latest technology

PRODUCT Designing cable assemblies. - Pickering Interfaces' new graphics-based web tool allows users to create customized cable assemblies using very detailed design characteristics including a selection of connector types, wire type, pin definitions, pin and cable labeling, cable bundling, length selection, sleeving comments and more.

PRODUCT Leakage current clamps. - The new Fluke® 368 FC and 369 FC Leakage Current Clamps, part of Fluke's Connect system of wireless test tools, help industrial electricians and maintenance technicians identify, document, record, and compare leakage current readings to help prevent problems before they happen, without shutting down critical equipment.

PRODUCT Compact high-tech HMIs - R. Stahl HMI Systems is introducing the new ET-438 and MT-438 Panel PCs. Based on the SHARK device platform, they have been specially optimised for onshore and offshore applications in the oil and gas industry.

EVENTS Realising the digital enterprise. - Join the annual ARC Industry Forum Europe in Sitges (16-17/5/2017) to learn more about how the digital enterprise will be realised and the benefits that this can bring. Discover what your peers are doing today and what steps they are taking in their respective journeys.

PRODUCT Panel feed through connector. - Harting has added a new space-saving female panel feed through (PFT) with a PushPull locking mechanism to its range of M12 connectors, making it easier to connect Fast Ethernet and 10 Gbit/s Ethernet cables in applications where space is limited.

APPLICATION Dairy producer reduces refrigeration energy! - A Belgium-based producer of dairy products is achieving minimum energy savings of at least 18% from its refrigeration process as a result of switching to Dyneo permanent magnet motor technology from Control Techniques & Leroy-Somer.

APPLICATION Analytical services for Californian water! - Adding to its fast growing list of customers in the water industry Autoscribe Informatics has won another major order in the USA to supply the Matrix Gemini Laboratory Information System (LIMS) to a large Water District that supplies 2.4 million people with water.


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Instrumentation Scotland & Offshore Systems
Conference & exhibtion
31/08/2016 to 1/09/2016
Aberdeen (GB)


EPE 2016
18th European Conf. on power electronics & applications
5/09/2016 to 9/09/2016
Karlsruhe (D)


PROFINET Product Developer Workshop

8/09/2016
Rugby (GB)


Industrial Automation North America
6 Co-located trade fairs/Conferences!
12/09/2016 to 17/09/2016
Chicago (USA)


Micro-Measurements training program
Strain Gauge
13/09/2016 to 14/09/2016
Basingstoke (GB)


IMHX 2016
"The largest meeting place for the UK’s logistics industry!"
13/09/2016 to 16/09/2016
Birmingham (GB)


2016 Global Automation and Manufacturing Summit

14/09/2016
Chicago (IL USA)


Micro-Measurements training program
Transducer
15/09/2016
Basingstoke (GB)


ECCE 2016
IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Expo
18/09/2016 to 22/09/2016
Milwaukee (WI USA)


RFID tomorrow 2016
Conference & exhibtion
19/09/2016 to 20/09/2016
Düsseldorf (D)


LpS2016
LED Symposium + Expo
20/09/2016 to 22/09/2016
Bregenz (A)


SmartSummit London
The Impact of IoT on Homes, Cities and Industries
21/09/2016 to 22/09/2016
London


SEIA' 2016
2nd International Conference on Sensors & Electronic Instrumental Advances
22/09/2016 to 23/09/2016
Barcelona.


ISA Leaders' Meeting
Governance meeting
24/09/2016 to 26/09/2016
Newport Beach (CA USA)


8th EVI-GTI conference on Gas Turbine Instrumentation

26/09/2016 to 27/09/2016
Berlin (D)


Smart Industrt 2016
Conference & exhibtion
26/09/2016 to 28/09/2016
Chicago (IL USA)


WindEnergy Hamburg
Global on- & offshore Expo with EWEA Annual Conf
27/09/2016 to 30/09/2016
Hamburg (D)


Sensors MidWest
Conference & exhibtion
27/09/2016 to 28/09/2016
Rosemount (IL USA)


Practical OPC Training - OPC Classic Fundamentals & Real-World Architectures
MatriconOPC Training
27/09/2016 to 29/09/2016
Dublin (IRL)


CAN 2020: The future of CAN technology
"To inform and to discuss the future of CAN FD, CANopen FD, and J1939 on CAN FD"
27/09/2016
Berlin (D)


MEMS 2016
"The high precision manufacturing expo!"
28/09/2016 to 29/09/2016
Birmingham (GB)


Northern Manufacturing & Electronics
"Britain's must-attend event for every industrial engineering and manufacturing professional!"
28/09/2016 to 29/09/2016
Manchester (GB)


Yokogawa User Conference
North America Conf & Expo
3/10/2016 to 6/10/2016
Orlando (FL USA)


Yokogawa User Conf & Exhibition
"Partnering with Industry fir a Brighter Future!"
3/10/2016 to 6/10/2016
Orlando (FL USA)


TTBC - Technician Training Boot Camp
ISA Training
3/10/2016 to 7/10/2016
Houston (TX USA)


SIL & The Process Safety Lifecycle (IEC 61508/IEC 61511)
Pilz Training
4/10/2016
Cork (IRL)


CWIEME Chicago
Coilwinding Expo
4/10/2016 to 6/10/2016
Chicago (IL USA)


Medtec Ireland
Ireland’s largest pure medical design and manufacturing event.
4/10/2016 to 5/10/2016
Galway (IRL)


Machinery Regulations incorporating CE Marking Training
Pilz Training
5/10/2016
Cork (IRL)


CAN 2020: The future of CAN technology
"To inform and to discuss the future of CAN FD, CANopen FD, and J1939 on CAN FD"
6/10/2016
Lyon (F)



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