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PRODUCT Manufacturing operations solutions software for show! - Aegis Software will demonstrate their FactoryLogix manufacturing operations solution at booth 7A-219 during the SMT show in Nürnberg (D, 5th-7th. May 2015).
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Electroustic has added Steve Brown s new technical manager to its growing team of experienced specialists.

PRODUCT Innovative features for monitoring and controlling distributed assets and IP networks. - PcVue 11.1 is the latest release of PcVue SCADA solution created by ARC Informatique. It now features the monitoring of geographically distributed assets and IP network devices.

PRODUCT Wireless gas detection! - After introducing the wireless BM 25 work site system, Oldham is expanding its product range and today introduces the new MX 40 gas detection controller.

PRODUCT IS personal noise dosimeter! - Svantek has launched the new ATEX and IECEx Intrinsically Safe (IS) SV104 personal noise dosimeter for use in potentially explosive work environments.

PRODUCT Put a handle on it! - The selection of a suitable handle is often left to the very end of the product design cycle, but Multitron aims to change that by offering a very wide range of MENTOR handles which will enhance and transform a run-of-the-mill-looking end product into something stylish and even funky, but never forgetting everyday practicality and functionality.

Publications Control system integrator industry's digital marketing performance. - Authentia has published an important and comprehensive study of the control system integrator industry’s digital marketing performance. Many industrial/manufacturing industries lag behind in their adoption of modern digital marketing practices, largely due to target demographics that have been slow to embrace social media and mobile computing.

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Dave Wellman to be responsible for sales of Gresham's wide range of commercial power supply products & will run their European distribution network..

EVENTS Students! Consider the process control industry as a future career. - MCAA’s annual Industry Forum is scheduled for April 19-21, 2015 in Scottsdale (AZ USA). Over 200 attendees are expected experience an educational event featuring expert speakers, breakout sessions, roundtables, and peer networking opportunities.

PRODUCT 8-channel Arbitrary Waveform Generator. - Teseq's ARB 5500 fits inside the transient generator and features memory for over 64,000 standard waveform segments as well as 1 GB of Clone memory for user-defined shapes. This is enough memory for several thousand hours of simulations.

NEWS Acquisition consoladates leadership towards 5G commercialisation. - National Instruments (NI) has announced its acquisition of BEEcube, a technology innovator and leading supplier of high-performance FPGA prototyping and deployment products for advanced wireless research, wireless infrastructure and military/defence applications.

NEWS Survey response shows customer satisfaction improvement - A new customer survey published early in 2015 by Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) specialist, Autoscribe, has shown an across-the-board increase in customer satisfaction levels compared to a similar survey carried out in 2013.

NEWS Half a million industrial cameras! - Almost exactly ten years after releasing its first industrial camera, IDS Imaging Development Systems has shipped its 500,000th camera. The milestone camera was from the completely re-designed second generation series of the USB 3 uEye CP cameras, featuring the latest 2.3 MP Sony IMX174 CMOS sensor.

White Paper Report on virtualisation in IACS. - The Automation Federation has released a public report - commissioned on behalf of the Linking Oil and Gas Industry to Improve Cybersecurity (LOGIIC) - that examines the use of virtualisation technology in industrial automation and control system (IACS) environments.

PRODUCT Switching system test tools! - Pickering Interfaces is lowering the cost of ownership of switching systems with the introduction of their latest diagnostic test tools-eBIRST Switching System Test Tools.

APPLICATION Variable speed drives improves the quality of glass ovens. - A leading manufacturer of glass tempering ovens has turned to the Unidrive M family of variable speed drives from Emerson Industrial Automation to greatly improve the quality of its products.

PRODUCT High Mating Cycle (HMC) connectors! - Harting has added a new hinged frame to the Han-Modular® range of industrial connectors. The new frame allows Han-Modular® components to be integrated with the company's family of High Mating Cycle (HMC) connectors, which are designed to handle more than 10,000 mating cycles.

Publications Automation & process archive now available! - Spitzer & Boyes have established an archive for the Industrial Automation and Process Control INSIDER. This archive covers all of 2014, and all but the most current two months in 2015

Research & Education New eLearning on Functional Safety (SIL) published - TÜV NORD, Krohne, Samson and Phoenix Contact publish a jointly created eLearning on Functional Safety (SIL). Designed for system planners and operators of industrial process plants, the new eLearning offers ten learning modules for the use of IEC 61508/61511 in safety-related systems.

PRODUCT Connectors protect cables from moisture Ingress - even when disconnected! - Intelliconnect (Europe) Ltd offers designers their Pisces range of waterproof connectors which meet IP68 even when unmated.

PRODUCT Analysers provide double safety assurance in subsea compression! - Two of Michell's gas analysers have been selected to ensure safety as part of a Subsea Process Intervention System (SPIS).

Publications Industrial communication with PROFINET - new edition! - A new edition of the book Industrial communication with PROFINET by Dipl.-Ing Manfred Popp, is now available from PI, the leading global industrial communications organisation.

NEWS Google certified for health and safety and facilities management solutions! - Seton UK, a leading manufacturer and distributor of health and safety and facilities management solutions, was recently selected to join the Google Certified Shops program.


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