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Gateways for ProfiNet IRT. - HMS Industrial Networks has released new versions of their widely-used Anybus gateways for PROFINET IRT. The new versions allow machine builders and system integrators to connect any industrial device, machine or network to PROFINET IRT and comply with all the latest requirements of PROFINET specification v2.3 and onwards.
Remote switches! - As part of its comprehensive range of switching solutions, Herga Technology offers electric, infrared, USB and pneumatic hand control switches for demanding medical and industrial applications.
3-Phase Electrical Energy Loggers. - Fluke has introduced the Fluke 1732 and 1734 Three-Phase Energy Loggers, intuitive, easy-to-use tools with professional-level energy data gathering capabilities.
Video wall for control rooms. - A new 4K DLP® Laser Video Wall with Xtra Slim form factor from Delta, is ideal for control room applications. Its 4K 70" cubes have a depth of 560mm, making them the thinnest DLP® laser cube in the world.
New generation of passive harmonic filters. - Schaffner is setting a new benchmark with its product offering of harmonics mitigation solutions. Ecosine evo harmonic filters utilise superior technology to reliably control excessive power line harmonics with an evolutionary modular product concept.
Approval for load cells. - ZEMIC's BM24R ring torsion load cell, available exclusively in Britain through Variohm EuroSensor, has been awarded ATEX and IECEx approval across its full load range from 60 kg to 60t.
Testing Bluetooth! - Anritsu Corporation has upgraded their MT8852B Bluetooth Test Set to support the latest Bluetooth Core Specification version 5. The MT8852B is the market leading RF measuring instrument for design proving and production test of a wide range of products that integrate Bluetooth technology.
New connector like a chocolate bar! - The S series product range from LEMO will now also include a new outershell design using LEMO's famous chocolate bar shape.
Trace oxygen analyser. - The XZR400 oxygen analyser from Michell Instruments is designed to measure trace levels of oxygen in pure, inert gases such as nitrogen, argon, helium and carbon dioxide.
LIMS in food & agri-industry. - The Agrihealth Group of companies, a leading provider of services that directly support the agricultural and food production industries across a number of countries, has purchased a Matrix Gemini LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) from Autoscribe Informatics. The LIMS will be used by the Group's veterinary laboratory.
EX magnetic sensor withstands temperatures of down to -60°C. - The .steute business unit "Extreme" has now developed a new series of Ex magnetic sensors. These cylindrical sensors of M20 diameter are cold-resistant down to -60°C and are also tested and approved according to ATEX and IECEx for use in gas Ex zones 1 and 2.
PCB connector. - Harting has introduced a 2-piece angled printed-circuit board connector which allows a standard M12 circular connector to be mounted in a configuration that allows access to space-saving switches.
Tank inventory management software. - Endress+Hauser releases SupplyCare 3.0, an update to its IIoT application for tank inventory management. SupplyCare provides a complete overview of levels and product inventory in a company's tanks and silos worldwide.
Cryogenic connection! - Intelliconnect (Europe) Ltd, can now provide a wide range of Cryogenic interconnect products.
High-reliability load pins. - The VPG Model 5113 and Model 5117 load pins provide reliable and repeatable measurements of force, tension, load, and overload parameters, with an industry best-in-class safe overload capacity of up to ±250 kN.
Reliable relays! - JPR Electronics stock a wide range of high quality relays from Finder. Established in 1954, Finder manufactures over 12,500 different products, including step relays, light dependent relays and many other products for industrial, commercial and residential applications.
Network functions virtualization success. - Anritsu has successfully completed the 1st NFV Plugtests™ at the first of its kind event organized by the European Telecommunications Standardisation Institute (ETSI) with the scope of validating and testing Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) interoperability.
Speeding Formula students! - Test equipment sourcing specialist Microlease continues to support academia with the announcement that it has provided advanced instrumentation and technical assistance to the Team Bath Racing Electric (TBRe) project - as they prepare for Formula Student 2017.
Labels catalogue released. - TE Connectivity (TE) has released its new Identification Solutions Catalogue to provide customers easy access to the full range of TE identification products and solutions.
Safety & environmental presented by dust!/a> - Ashtead Technology, TSI and Britain's Health & Safety Laboratory (HSL) recently collaborated to deliver a workshop focusing on the environmental and safety hazards presented by dust and other particulate matter.
Collars & couplings. - An expanded line of metric shaft collars, couplings, and mounting components suited for mechanical drive systems and structural applications has been introduced by Stafford Manufacturing Corp. of Wilmington (MA USA).
Programming language courses. - Alison, the large free e-learning platform, has launched two new courses on popular programming language R. Although R is sometimes seen as a simpler programming language than others, there is a steep learning curve to begin with as it uses a different syntax model to most common languages.
Solinoid valve offer. - Humphrey Products Company is offering a test valve free of charge to design engineers seeking to evaluate and specify solenoid control valves for current or future machine development.
Strategic alliance advances automation portfolios. - Yokogawa and eSimulation, recently entered into a strategic alliance, which will significantly expand the advanced automation solution portfolios of both companies to bring enhanced value to the North American oil and gas midstream industry.
GAMP5 complience in pharma industry. - Itris Automation will be hosting a webinar in March 2017 to demonstrate how PLC Checker can help pharmaceutical companies more efficiently verify and document the GAMP 5 compliance of their PLC programs.
Marking 30 years in electronic test! - To mark the 30th anniversary of the founding of Seica S.p.A, President, Mr. Antonio Grassino and General Manager, Ms. Barbara Duvall, hosted a gala dinner last month. The event was held in conjunction with the Kick off Sales meeting, a biannual event for Seica's global sales network.
Stakeless earth ground clamp. - Fluke's® 1630-2 FC Stakeless Earth Ground Clamp allows electricians and maintenance technicians to measure earth ground loop resistances indoors/outdoors for multi-grounded systems using only the heavy-duty, dual-clamp jaw, so measurements can be taken quickly and safely without the need to disconnect then reconnect the earth electrode from the system.
Integral torque indicator! - The compact DRBK-A rotary torque transducer from Applied Measurements, comes with a built-in display so there's no need to buy additional instrumentation, promising a low cost, space saving rotary torque measurement system
Rotary angle measurement. - Variohm EuroSensor are supplying Contelec's Vert-X 79 magnetic rotary encoder designed for high accuracy angular measurement on construction machines and heavy-duty mobile vehicle applications where extreme conditions call for the highest levels of durability.
Industrial cybersecurity in the US national strategy. - A recent Bloomberg LIVE conference was addressed by Patrick J. Gouhin, Executive Director and CEO of the International Society of Automation, spoke on the future of cybersecurity in the US oil and gas sector, urged energy executives to take action now to protect their facilities and operations from cyberattack.
Upgrade for "All-in-One Instrument!" - The VB-8054 instrument, from National Instruments (NI), is a new higher performance model of VirtualBench. VirtualBench* plays a key role in reducing the cost and footprint of test and measurement systems by consolidating five of the most commonly used instruments into one device without compromising the performance of each instrument.
Automotive electronic systems leader selects MES. - sitronic GmbH & Co. KG, a German-based manufacturer of automotive electronic systems, has selected Aegis Software's award-winning FactoryLogix® manufacturing execution software (MES) to streamline operational efficiency and enhance quality and traceability for its automated assembly lines.
Wireless gas detector with long life battery. - United Electric Controls has a WirelessHART gas detector that can monitor presence of harmful gases for more than five years without a battery replacement. The new Vanguard WirelessHART gas detector reduces monitoring costs and increases safety by eliminating the need for costly and fixed wiring.
Low cost wireless solutions. - Wireless Industrial Networks (WIN) supply cost-effective wireless products include a Gateway, Universal Transmitter and selection of measurement sensors. WIN's wireless solutions are designed to dramatically change the way the industry thinks about industrial wireless.
Complete PSU range meet important standard. - The complete product range of Excelsys Technologies now meets the requirements of the 4th Edition (EMC) of IEC60601-1-2 making them all suitable for use in medical applications.
AI integration added to suite. - IntelliSense.io has announced the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to its applications suite. Having worked closely with the mining industry for two years as the sector's innovation partner of choice, Intellisense.io understands and appreciates the challenges and benefits of delivering OaaS to an asset and process-intensive industry.
New test system line! - Intepro Systems has announced their Procyon line of integrated production test systems. At the core of each Procyon system are Intepro's industry-leading programmable DC and AC sources and programmable electronic loads.
Circular connectors. - Harting has expanded its family of M12 PushPull circular connectors with a number of new versions designed to meet the growing needs of today's railway sector.
Innovative new servomotor technology expands further. - AMP (Applied Motion Products Inc.) has launched EtherCAT® communications versions of its innovative StepSERVO™ closed loop stepper technology products, available with full support from Mclennan, AMP's European distribution partner.
Service partnership agreed. - Pharma and biotech manufacturers will benefit from Werum's leading PAS-X MES solution and enhanced local implementation support by EIS as additional "PAS-X Endorsed Service Partner."
Industrial software roadshow for Cork. - Wonderware Ireland is hosting a special event at Fota Island Resort, Cork (IRL), to give manufacturers and system integrators an exclusive look at the company's new developments.
Analyzer underpins growth of container inspection company. - The problems associated with traditional gas detection techniques in container inspection lead to the use of portable FTIR multigas analyzers from the Finnish company Gasmet Technologies.
Small transducer takes the pressure! - As part of its GP:50 range of pressure sensors and transmitters for hazardous and harsh environments, Interface Force has announced the Model 188 miniature flush diaphragm pressure transducer.
Accurate smart current sensors. - LEM has upgraded "ART" Rogowski current sensor to measure current of up to 10000A AC and beyond with Class Accuracy 0.5. The ART achieves IEC 61869 Class 0.5 accuracy without the need for additional components like resistors or potentiometers, which can drift over time.
Automation education centre in Scotland. - Emerson has opened new education facilities at its Solutions Centre in Aberdeen. The expansion provides for a range of training courses and competency assessment programmes, enabling engineers and technicians to enhance the automation technology skills required to maximise the operational performance of the assets on which they work.
Trump, Brexit, climate change, new technologies, economic turbulence… - This year OEB2017, Europe's leading conference on technology supported learning and training, will look at how rising uncertainty will affect education and the demands on it.
Seminar on noise & vibration. - The AcSoft Group, comprising AcSoft, Svantek and G.R.A.S UK, is hosting a free one-day seminar covering Environmental Noise & Vibration Monitoring on 28th March 2017 at the Sharnbrook Hotel in Bedfordshire (GB).
Cybersecurity at the heart of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. - Ray Dooley, Product Manager Industrial Control at Schneider Electric Ireland examines the importance of maintaining security as we progress through Industry 4.0.
High temperature infrared pyrometers. - Fluke® Process Instruments announced the expansion of the Endurance® Series line of high-temperature ratio infrared pyrometers to include three new single-color models and one new two-color model with extended temperature ranges and enhanced optical resolution characteristics.
Encapsulated PSUs. - Gresham Power Electronics has added a number of new models to its very successful range of encapsulated convection cooled power supplies.
Mutual co-operation in flow and pressure. - Yokogawa has announced that it has entered into a private label agreement to resell Eagle Research E-Series Flow Computer under Yokogawa's Y-Flow™ brand label. In addition, Yokogawa and Eagle Research signed a supplier agreement contract where Yokogawa will provide pressure transmitter sensor assemblies for Eagle Research's E-Series Flow Computer.
One million dollar test rig! - Endress+Hauser has invested nearly $1 million in a state of the art pressure test rig at its U.S. headquarters in Greenwood (IN USA). The rig allows it to test complete instrument assemblies to customer specifications, and provides a 100% test indicating a specific instrument can withstand the design process pressure, up to 15,000 psi.
Quick ship programme for process instruments. - Yokogawa Corporation of America has announced quick shipping options for process instrumentation and analytical products through its Quick Ship Program.
Advance operational excellence out of this world! - Lockheed Martin Space Systems is to implement Aegis' FactoryLogix Manufacturing Execution Software (MES) at their Littleton, (CO USA) facility. Operators at Lockheed Martin Space Systems will use the MES solution to increase factory speed, control, and visibility for several government satellite programs.
Connector selection guide. - New board to board, wire to board, USB and RJ connectors with built in magnetics are just a few of the 700 new Taicom connector products added by Anglia, in a substantial expansion of its offering from this competitive, high quality manufacturer.
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Safe Frequency-to-DC Transmitter. - The SIL 3 capable SFY Functional Safety Frequency-to-DC Transmitter with display has been released by Moore Industries.
Drainage specialists prefer to rent. - The loss of a crawler meant that Haze Cleansing Services were able to decide whether they should purchase a replacement or simply rent the best inspection equipment for each job. They chose to rent from Ashtead.
Analysis ina rosy setting! - Mark your calendar today to attend ISA's 2017 Analysis Symposium to be held 23-27 April in the charming City of Roses—Pasadena (CA USA).
Low voltage breaker. - Launched to the market earlier this year, the Masterpact MTZ is the smartest-ever generation of circuit breakers, combining Schneider Electric's performance and reliability with new digital capabilities. Masterpact MTZ is being made available in the Ireland, Britain, Spain, Belgium, France, Germany, and the Netherlands, available from local distributors.
Multifunction test kits' bargain! - Until 30th June 2017, Fluke UK is offering two money-saving 1660 Series Multifunction Installation Tester Kits. The Fluke 1664FC-TPLKIT comprises a 1664 FC multifunction installation tester with free Fluke DMS Data Management Software and a free Fluke T150 2-pole Voltage and Continuity Tester; the Fluke 1663-TPLKIT comprises a 1663 with free Fluke DMS Data Management Software and a free Fluke T130 Voltage and Continuity Tester.
Acquisition Completed. - Nidec has completed acquisition of Emerson Electric's motors, drives and electric power generation Businesses.
Volatile organic compound monitor. - Lakeshore Environmental (USA), has chosen a handheld, entry-level TigerLT photoionisation detector (PID) from Ion Science to replace an outdated and unsupported competitor instrument.
Turning a neat thread. - BMI Engineering, one of Britain's leading high volume turned-parts manufacturers, has upgraded its quality department with the addition of an IM Series image dimension measuring system from Keyence.
Load Cell Amplifier. - The LCD20 DIN rail strain gauge amplifier microprocessor from Applied Measurements, delivers smarter automation and control for process applications. Along with its small and stackable design, the amplifier also comes with 2 part screw connectors enabling easy and tidy mounting where space is limited.
Signal quality analyser. - Anritsu has released two upgrades for the Signal Quality Analyzer MP1800A series which strengthen the company's offering for 32 GBaud PAM4 BER test solutions.
Programme for air quality event! - The programme for Day 2 of the AQE 2017, the international Air Quality and Emissions Show (Telford, GB, 24-25th May) has been published. Developed in partnership with IAPSC (Investigation of Air Pollution Standing Conference), there will be three sessions covering: pervasive air quality monitoring; vehicle emissions monitoring and data management; and local air quality management and policy.
20-Channel Discrete Output Module. - Bedrock Automation has set a benchmark in I/O price/performance with the release of a cyber secure 20-channel discrete output (DO) module for its Bedrock™ OSA™ system.
Flowstudys may be purchased on-line. - Flow Research has opened an Secure Online Store. From now on many of their studies may be purchased using the convenience of online ordering, saving money in the process! Currently, they offer a $200 discount on any study ordered through the Secure Online Store.
Rugged position switches. - With the Ex 99, the steute business unit "Extreme" presents a new series of position switches developed especially for "Extreme" applications and conforming to DIN EN 50041 dimensions.
Co-operation to help business integrate into IIoT. - Yokogawa Electric Corporation is to work with Microsoft Corporation, FogHorn Systems, Inc., Bayshore Networks, Inc., and Telit IoT Platforms, LLC to integrate their technology into an industrial IoT (IIoT) architecture for the delivery of new services. With this architecture, the company aims to transform its business model, expand its business scope, and help its customers run their businesses more efficiently.
The Signpost has been honoured to receive a number of awards.