Final control elements and other stories...


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The April/May 2010 issue of Read-out, Ireland's journal of instrumentation, control and automation, highlights final control elements. Steriflo's Mark 96 pressure regulator, marketed by Manotherm, is used in sanitary applications. Emersons Fieldvue digital valve controllers are used in an Australian chemical plant "saving us thousands of pounds," according to the instrument technician on the site. Also featured is Festo's range of ultra-fast jet valves and Tyco's EBCO valves to provide full flow replenishment to storage tanks in, for example high-rise buildings. The front page article gave details of the new marketing strategy of Irish company Biotector Analytical, who have appointed Hach as exclusive distributor in the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Europe for their range of on-line liquid analysers. Another company with a presence on the North American continent, Qumas, has won the Deloite Best Managed Company Award. This company is a provider of compliance solutions. There is a report on the Ireland Section of the International Society of Automation visit to the Blanchardstown Institute of Technology where a large assembly of first and second year students participated in a talk on combined heat and power. These students are hoping to qualify with a BSc in Sustainable Electrical and Control Technology. The purpose of this course is "to equip students with the skills and knowledge to embark upon a rewarding career in sustainable engineering within the construction and manufacturing sectors." The National Instruments scheme to support micro and SMEs in embedded development is discussed. This is in the form of training and grants of up to nearly 30,000 in software, support and training. "National Instruments...is committed to supporting innovation!" John McAuliffe, in the InSide Front article, "Cracking the Safety Code", discusses the poractical applications of the new European Machinery Directive (SI 407/08). that came into force in January. John is Managing Director of Pilz Ireland. Among the new products highlightes in this issue is Yokogawa's DXAdvanced DAQSTATION range, Phoenix Contact's PSI-Bluetooth ProfiBus set, E+H's Liquiphant M density meter and Blue-White's new junction box and connector arrangement on their Flex-Pro A3 peri-pump. Read-out is published every two months and distributed throughout Ireland. Advertising rates, which have maintained their 2004 levels are on the website in Euro, Pounds Sterling and US Dollars. The next issue for June/July will concentrate on Flow measurement & Control. The recently opened facebook "fan-page" lists most stories we receive even those not included in our printed publication. Click if you like us!
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