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Research & Education Derailing the hype train!BLOG - Industrial automation spares supplier, European Automation has written this blog post about the dizzying journey that groundbreaking innovations take through the Gartner Hype Cycle. The company use the current industry hot topic, 3D printing, as a case study in portraying the different stages of the cycle and what we can expect in the future.

NEWS Wireless instrumentation range now available in Japan! - Mantracourt Electronics has announced that it has appointed Tokyo Sokki as a technical partner for Japan.

People Asia Pacific expansion - PAC recently welcomed Samuel Wong as the Vice-President of Sales for Asia Pacific and has opened a new office in Shanghai (CN).

PRODUCT Radio logger range launched! - Gemini Data Loggers has announced the launch of new radio loggers - Ultra Radio. Building upon the capabilities of Gemini's existing Radio System, the new Ultra Radio units have a low profile, compact design, making them ideal for discreet indoor environmental monitoring in a variety of premises.

PRODUCT LED drivers launched! - Stadium Power has launched an unrivalled range of competitively priced LED drivers for a wide range of indoor and outdoor use in LED based lighting and signage applications.

EVENTS Industry awards finalists announced! - The judging for the PPMA Group Industry Awards has now been completed and the finalists announced.

PRODUCT Ethernet switches use PoE+ standard to provide more power for system devices - Harting is exploiting the Power over Ethernet (PoE) standard in its latest range of Ethernet switches to provide more power to connected system devices.

PRODUCT Injection control panel! - Emerson Process Management has introduced a new Injection Control Application designed for the FloBoss(TM)107 flow computer and ROC800-Series remote operations controller to accurately measure and control water or steam delivered to injection wells.

Research & Education CPD claimable at water & waste event - WWEM 2014 visitors will be able to claim Continuing Professional Development (CPD) time for the event's Conferences, Forums and Workshops.

PRODUCT Miniature air flow transmitter for HVAC - The new transmitter EE671 from E+E Elektronik measures air velocity up to 20 m/s and is ideal for mass applications in HVAC. The flow sensing element sets new standards in terms of accuracy and resistance to pollutants.

People Alan Williams
Precision Digital Corporation has appointed Alan Williams to the position of Vice President of Sales.

NEWS Industrial automation software leader establishes subsidiary in India - As a result of the ongoing achievements of the zenon distributor Maestro Technologies in India, COPA-DATA has established a subsidiary in the growing Indian market.

PRODUCT Rotary step attenuator for high-end audio applications - Now available from a new dedicated rotary switch web shop, is the Elma A47 audio attenuator, the first device to be announced in a new series of PCB-based audio switches being introduced by Elma Electronics.

EVENTSAll new event highlights safety in process industry! - The International Society of Automation (ISA) has released the advance program for its 2014 Process Control & Safety Symposium, featuring world-class presentations, paper sessions, panel discussions, tutorials, training courses, vendor exhibitions, and other value-packed activities--all designed to help process measurement and control professionals in chemical and energy processing and other process industry sectors operate more safely and securely.

PRODUCT High-performance, pre-integrated and tested VPX systems! - Pentek has announced the launch of the newest member of the SPARK™ development systems, the Model 8267. The Model 8267 is pre-configured 3U VPX system to speed application development for the expansive family of Pentek Flexor® FMC, Cobalt® Virtex-6 and Onyx® Virtex-7 FPGA 3U VPX software radio and data acquisition I/O boards.

Research & Education Pioneering progress in high pressure humidity calibration - Significant progress in Michell Instruments' project with Britain's National Physical Laboratory (NPL) to improve the current high-pressure dew-point generator technology has been reported.

Research & Education Continuing professional development - Rittal Ltd has launched three new accredited seminars to support customers in their Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

APPLICATION Major installation at English sewage treatment works.BLOG - Process optimisation of the new ASP stage at Wessex Water Plant will be achieved through implementation of Hach Lange's Real-Time Control (RTC) system, which monitors influent ammonium concentration and dissolved oxygen concentrations along the aeration lanes, providing more efficient control of the fine bubble diffused aeration.

People Matthias Klein
Matthias Klein has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and member of the Executive Board of cognotec AG..

PRODUCT Sample tracking! - Container Manager is a barcode ready module for the Matrix Gemini Sample Tracker software from Autoscribe Informatics, which allows full traceability and tracking of re-usable sample containers and samples through the production/laboratory/sampling process.

APPLICATION A first for Faroe! - The Environment Agency of the Faroe Islands together with the municipality of Torshavn, the capital, has installed two ambient air quality monitoring stations as part of its commitment to monitor the environment and provide air quality data to the public and other interested parties.

Research & EducationIndustry 4.0 unplugged!BLOG - Electrical component manufacturer, REO, has written a blog post about the four biggest industrial revolutions - the development of mechanization using water and steam power, the introduction of electricity in manufacturing environments, using electronics and IT to further automate manufacturing and finally, Industry 4.0.

White PaperShale and sensors! - Commercial viability of shale gas exploration and energy policies to influence opportunities for sensor manufacturers says this paper from Frost & Sullivan.

PRODUCT Family of high performance PCIe/104 OneBankTM serial I/O modules! - Diamond Systems has introduced Emerald-MM-8EL-XT (EMM-8EL-XT), a family of high performance PCIe/104 OneBankTM serial I/O modules offering 4 or 8 serial ports with software-controlled configuration and optional opto-isolation.

PRODUCT Revised method for kinematic viscosity! - The ISL Houillon Viscometers, the VH1 and VH2, from PAC, comply with the recently released revised version of ASTM D7279-14 Standard, "Standard Test Method for Kinematic Viscosity of Transparent and Opaque Liquids by Automated Houillon Viscometer".

EVENTS Symposium maintains tradition of high attendance - The 2014 International Society of Automation (ISA) Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls (WWAC) Symposium drew more than 170 attendees, 30 expert speakers and 27 exhibitors to Orlando, Florida, USA in early August to explore and confront the varied challenges associated with automation and instrumentation in the municipal water and wastewater sectors.
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APPLICATION Vision system 'unwraps' bottle labels for 100% inspection - Olmec has designed and manufactured a line scan-based vision system for 100% inspection of labels on OTC healthcare product bottles. By rotating the bottle in front of the camera, the label is effectively 'unwrapped' to produce an image equivalent to imaging before it was stuck to the bottle.

EVENTSRoadshow series on device management - The FDT Group and PACTware are working closely together to host a series of user no charge seminars given by PACTware experts at four European venues!

PRODUCT Energy recovery units! - Atlas Copco has announced a complete re-design of the stand-alone, retrofit energy recovery units for its GA compressors. The new ER range now offers improved performance and a smaller footprint.

PRODUCT Enabling digital substations and smart grids - The latest generation Fibre Optic Current Sensor (FOCS-FS)from the ABB stable complements its portfolio of optical sensors.

NEWS A first in European Test & Measurement market! - Microlease is celebrating the launch of Keysight Technologies, Inc., formerly Agilent's Electronic Measurement Business. Microlease, whose global headquarters are in Britain, became the first partner to do business with Keysight in Europe by placing an order for new products for its inventory.

PRODUCT Improve interface development & expand mobile device support for mobile operators - A significant update to the company's groov web-based mobile operator interface software, groov version 2.2, has been announced by Opto 22.

Question&Answer Emission sensors, Q&A session! - City Technology's Tom Gurd, Product Marketing Manager, highlights emissions analysis application needs, trends in the global marketplace and how analyser manufacturers can benefit from the latest sensing technologies and add real-world value by enhancing measurement reliability, accuracy and reducing operational costs.

PRODUCT Field-configurable instrument delivers real-time information about rotating equipment for operational decision-making - Emerson's new CSI 9360 vibration/position transmitter offers users and manufacturers an economical solution for extending basic protection to compressor, pump and fan assets.

EVENTS Standardisation and Integration of FDI into FDT! - The FDT Group will be exhibiting at the upcoming Yokogawa Users Conference and Exhibition in Houston (TX USA), September 9-11, 2014.


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