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NEWS Services and State of the Art Training opens in Aberdeen. - We have been reporting on progress at this site in Scotland for the past three years and now we can report that Emerson has just celebrated the official opening of its new £20m Solutions Centre in Aberdeen last week.

PRODUCT Explosion proof Coriolis flow. - Badger Meter has enhanced its new line of Coriolis flow meters by releasing a new explosion-proof transmitter with intrinsically safe sensors for RCT1000 Coriolis Mass Flow Meters.

PRODUCT HMI series in wide screen format! - Baumüller has introduced a new family of HMIs that offers the right hardware for all operating tasks with the three series Basic, Standard, and Premium. The family comprises devices in wide-screen format from 4.3 to 15.6 inch.

PRODUCT Field verifications for moisture in natural gas analyzers. - Michell Instruments has introduced a method to verify the accuracy of the OptiPEAK TDL600 moisture in natural gas analyzer in the field using certified cylinders of moisture in nitrogen, rather than a methane calibration gas.

PRODUCT Connector with integrated #Ethernet switch. - Harting has launched a new connector which incorporates an integrated Ethernet switch. The new US4 connector is the first device in which switch functionality resides directly in the connector, making it possible to network four EtherNet/IP or PROFINET nodes with transmission speeds of up to 1000 Mbit/s.

PRODUCT Battery management systems. - Scienlab presents its engineering services and products for the entire development chain of battery management systems (BMS) at Hannover Messe. n addition to its energy storage test system for characterization of cells, Scienlab will also present a BMS test environment for BMS development and validation, as well as newly developed Module Monitoring Electronics using Linear Technology's LTC6804 multicell battery monitor.

NEWS EMEA Distributor of the year. - OmniProcess (Sweden) has been awarded 'EMEA Distributor of the Year 2015' by laboratory instrumentation manufacturer SEALAnalytical.

NEWS Global headquarters for radar level measurement for Sweden. - Emerson's new US$24.5 million facility in Gothenburg, Sweden, increases production flexibility and efficiency; provides enhanced range of services, support and training for customers.

NEWS Mini industrial computer wins coveted award. - The coveted HERMES AWARD has been won by Harting for the second time at this year's Hannover Meße. The company beat four other competitors with its HARTING MICA (Modular Industry Computing Architecture), the company’s mini-industrial computer.

PRODUCT Angle-seat valve includes food contact applications. - The high performance ASCO valve line now comes fully certified to meet the requirements of European and USA food contact regulations.

PRODUCT Web-enabled dust/particulate monitor. - Ashtead Technology has added the new TSI Environmental DUSTTRAK Aerosol Monitor to its fleet of environmental monitoring equipment. Available to rent or purchase, this is an advanced, mains or battery powered instrument for the continuous monitoring of ambient particulates, with 'cloud' based connectivity.

PRODUCT Photoelectric sensors developed for US market. - In time for the Hannover Messe 2016 - and perfect for partner country USA - Pepperl+Fuchs introduces the new R103 series for the first time. It complements the successful new generation of compact photoelectric sensors already on the market, R100 and R101.

PRODUCT Ethernet connectivity to Coriolis transmitter! - The Micro Motion Model 5700 transmitter has been upgraded with a native Ethernet connection to improve connectivity and functionality, allowing for easier access to measurement information.

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PRODUCT Augmented reality in various applications. - The Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT and the founders of its latest spin-off company - oculavis - will be presenting three new applications for personal imaging systems, also known as smart glasses, at the Hanover Fair.

PRODUCT Rugged push-button switch. - A new push-button switch which is not only IP 67 but also shows its high quality in the design has been introduced by knitter-switch.

PRODUCT Field replaceable SMA connectors. - Intelliconnect (Europe) has introduced a range of cost effective, field replaceable SMA and 2.9mm connectors providing solderless attachment to 0.141" (RG402) semi rigid cables and 2.9mm connectors for 0.085"(RG405) and 0.141" cables.



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24/05/2016 to 25/05/2016
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PRODUCT Fieldbus on your phone! - A new app that turns Android Smartphones into mobile diagnostic devices for the physical layer parameters of a Foundation Fieldbus H1 network has been introduced by Stahl.

PRODUCT Next-generation magnetostrictive level transmitter. - The Jupiter® Model JM4 magnetostrictive level transmitter has bee launched by Magnetrol® International. The JM4 is available as a direct insertion option, as well as an external mount on any MAGNETROL magnetic level indicator (MLI) or modular instrumentation bridle.

publications" Selecting an automation network. - The third edition release of Automation Network Selection: A Reference Manual by Richard H. (Dick) Caro, has been announced by The International Society of Automation (ISA). He is a highly acclaimed automation expert and ISA Life Fellow.

PRODUCT Reversing industry trend of capital project cost and schedule overages. - Addressing a growing industry demand for transformational improvements in capital project execution, Emerson has launched Project Certainty, an innovative technology and engineering-based approach for improved capital efficiency and more reliable project schedules.

APPLICATION Power station installs almost zero-maintenance boiler water monitors. - Staff at Connah's Quay Power Station (GB) have installed the latest luminescent optical dissolved oxygen (LDO) monitoring technology to minimise operational requirements whilst protecting the plant's high value assets. An Orbisphere K1100 sensor from HACH now monitors DO continuously in the boiler water feed, requiring almost no maintenance or calibration.

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