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PRODUCT 2-way local and remote access to PLCs. - The WindEDIT Lite app for iOS and Android devices has been released by IDEC Corporation. Providing two-way access to its family of MicroSmart FC6A PLCs, the app provides much quicker, simpler and easier connection as compared to browser-based access.

NEWS On million and counting! - Variohm EuroSensor delivered its one millionth customised sensor in December 2017. "If we can't supply our customer a competitive sensor solution from our partners or from our own standard range, then can we modify or design a new solution"?

Events Irish engineers to meet! - The Engineers Ireland Annual Conference is scheduled for The Limerick Strand Hotel (IRL) on Friday, 13th April 2018.

APPLICATION GIS in power! - Martyn Williams, managing director of COPA-DATA UK, explains how the world's energy industry is becoming smarter, using real-time GIS (Geographic Information Systems).

Standards Device data-connectivity. - Adlink Technology is supporting the Standardization Group for Embedded Technologies' (SGeT) specification for a Universal Internet-of-Things Connector (UIC). In addition, ADLINK also announced advanced embedded middleware support that complements the UIC, with a 'plug-in' for XRCE real-time data distribution.

APPLICATION Optical sensors up-to-speed. - Oxford Brookes Formula Student team used a Correvit® S-Motion 2 Axis Optical Sensor from Kistler Instruments to obtain the key data needed for accurate, real world tyre modelling.

APPLICATION Fish feed producer saves power! - A specialist in aquafeed production has replaced an ageing, damaged DC motor on its principal extruder with a Dyneo® motor from Leroy-Somer, part of the Nidec group. The investment is providing the company with significant annual savings in energy costs.

PRODUCT Safe valves for oxygen. - Valve specialist Goetze is offering its customers a unique safety valve with swivel body outlet for gaseous oxygen and oxygen mixed gases.

Events OEM Lifecycle – The Past, Present and Future. - A new keynote address entitled “OEM Lifecycle – The Past, Present and Future” will set the scene for the ProfiBus topical seminar addressing the key practical issues arising from the use of digital communications technologies in automated manufacturing and process industry applications, with particular attention to Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). (Glasgow, Scotland 17th Apl 2018).

PRODUCT Speedy mobile test device. - Anritsu has worked with Qualcomm Technologies, a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, to successfully demonstrate peak download speeds of 2 Gbps. The demonstration uses a mobile test device, powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X24 LTE modem and a network simulator using 5x carrier aggregation (5CC) with 4x4 MIMO, and 256-QAM modulation on all 5 carriers.

Publications Essentials for calibration. - The International Society of Automation (ISA) and its Beamex partner have released a new, free eBook called Calibration Essentials. The eBook is an informative resource with 60 detailed pages covering all essential topics relating to calibration.


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Education and Research Air quality training! - Reflecting the level of support and expertise that Ashtead Technology has been able to provide for its sales and rental customers over the last year, TSI has renewed Ashtead’s Gold Partnership status. The achievement of this level of support triggers higher levels of engagement with TSI, resulting for example, in joint activities such as free air quality training events.

PRODUCT Dissolved Oxygen in food, pharmaceutical and biotechnology. - The Memosens COS81D hygienic optical sensor for measuring dissolved oxygen in fermenters and bioreactors has been released by Endress+Hauser. It is for use in the food, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, as well in drinking water and boiler feedwater applications. It can be used in all measuring points from lab fermenters to production processes.


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.


Engineers' Week 2018
Organised by Engineers Ireland
24/02/2018 to 2/03/2018

Smart Manufacturers Leaders Summit

27/02/2018 to 28/02/2018
Munich (D)

Industry 4.0 Summit
Conference & exhibtion
28/02/2018 to 1/03/2018
Manchester (GB)

5th EWB-Ireland Conference
Engineers without borders
Dublin (IRL)

APEC 2018
"The premier global event in applied power electronics!"
4/03/2018 to 8/03/2018
San Antonio (TX USA)

LDAR 2018
ISA's Leak Detection and Repair/Fugitive Emissions (LDAR) Symposium & Training
5/03/2018 to 8/03/2018
Galveston (TX USA)

IWCE 2018
International Wireless Communications
Conference & exhibtion

5/03/2018 to 9/03/2018
Orlando (FL USA)

Emerson Global Users Exchange
6/03/2018 to 8/03/2018
The Hague (NL)

productronica China
"innovation all along the line!"
14/03/2018 to 16/03/2018
Shanghai (CN)

OT cyber security
Seminar by SolutionsPT &  Schneider Electric
Cork (IRL)

PhotoMechanics 2018
International conference on full-field measurement techniques and their applications in experimental solid mechanics.
20/03/2018 to 22/03/2018
Toulouse (F)

Amper 2018
20/03/2018 to 23/03/2018
Brno (CZ)

PRODUCT Seamless integration of pneumatic systems and process control. - The ASCO Numatics 580 CHARMs node enables simple Electronic Marshalling of pneumatic systems

PRODUCT Personal sampling pump. - Casella's latest air quality sampling pumps have been added to the Ashtead Technology fleet of instruments for measuring occupational exposure to airborne contaminants.

PRODUCT Programmable controller with EDGE. - Experienced industrial automation manufacturer and industrial internet of things tools developer Opto 22 today announced a groundbreaking new industrial system to address the needs of automation engineers and developers solving the challenging automation and industrial internet of things (IIoT) problems in today’s fast-moving, data-centric environment.

PRODUCT Clever sensor cable - This intelligent sensor cable with SmartCore Technology from Leuze electronic improves machine and system availability.

NEWS Switch manufacturer recognised. - ZF Switches & Sensors has been awarded SPDEI award for quality of support and collaboration with its distribution network. SPDEI honoured 26 suppliers out of 110 nominees and ZF was one of three winners in ten electromechanical categories.

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