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Feabhra 2017 February
    APPLICATION Changing bad gear oil habits. - Here, Mark Burnett, VP of the Lubricants and Fuel Additives Innovation Platform at the water, energy and maintenance solutions provider NCH Europe, explores how businesses can improve the effectiveness of their gear oil.

    PRODUCT 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.

    PRODUCT 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.

    PRODUCT 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.

    PRODUCT 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.

    NEWS Gas app on your phone! - Gasmet has now published an explanatory video on their free App on both iOS and Android. This app provides anyone with an interest in gas monitoring with quick and easy access to an enormous volume of highly useful information.
    Atilla Bilgic
    Dr. Attila Bilgic has been appointed as new member of the KROHNE Group Management.

    PRODUCT 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.

    Standards 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.

    PRODUCT 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.

    PRODUCT 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.

    PRODUCT 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.

    APPLICATION 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.

    Education and Research The biggest network cyber threat!- "Protect against the biggest threat in network security – your employees." A new course on Computer Network Security has been launched by Alison. Coming off the back of an IDC forecast at the end of 2016 that claimed spending on cybersecurity will grow to €96 billion ($101 US billion) by 2020, the course offers employers who are concerned about online attacks the opportunity to educate their employees at no charge.

    PRODUCT 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.

    PRODUCT 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.

    PRODUCT 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.

    PRODUCT Humidity & temperature transmitter. - The highly accurate EE310 humidity and temperature transmitter from E+E Elektronik is dedicated for demanding process control. The modern multi-functional display with data logging function enables intuitive operation and offers an optimum overview of the measuring task. Extensive settings and diagnostics can thus be performed directly on the device.

    PRODUCT Cryogenic connection! - Intelliconnect (Europe) Ltd, can now provide a wide range of Cryogenic interconnect products.

    PRODUCT 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.

    PRODUCT 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.

    Standards 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.

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    NEWS Acquisition gives access to previously underexploited markets. - The Kistler Group has acquired Schatz AG in Remscheid (D). This acquisition gives the Kistler Group new potential applications in quality assurance in industrial manufacturing. The Schatz Group can now market its systems through Kistler's global sales network, giving it access to previously underexploited markets.
    Leonardo Aguirre
    ZF Switches and Sensors have appointed Leonardo Aguirre as their new Business Development Manager.

    PRODUCT 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).

    Education and Research 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.

    PRODUCT 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.

    NEWS 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.

    webinarGAMP5 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.

    APPLICATION The 'ins and outs' of air quality monitoring! - Jim Mills, Managing Director of Air Monitors Ltd, explains why there will need to be more funding for monitoring if the mitigation measures mentioned in the guidance are to be implemented effectively. Jim also highlights the close relationship between outdoor air quality and the (often ignored) problems with indoor air quality.

    NEWS 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.

    PRODUCT 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.

    PRODUCT 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

    publications" The latest Read-out - Now in the post boxes of Ireland's automation professionals and emailed to international subscribers is the latest issue of Irelands journal of Instrumentation, Control and Automation.

    PRODUCT 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.

    Standards 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.

    PRODUCT Efficient automated label printing. - The new Data Automation app from Brady Workstation uses already available data to automatically create identification labels for components, cables, products and packages.

    PRODUCT 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.

    APPLICATION 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.

    PRODUCT Revolutionary spectrum analyser. - Anritsu is set to revolutionise the test market with the introduction of the Spectrum Master™ MS2760A family, the world's first ultraportable, millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum analysers that verify high-frequency designs, including those used in 5G and E-band applications.

    PRODUCT 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.

    PRODUCT 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.

    Standards 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.

    PRODUCT AI integration added to suite. - 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, understands and appreciates the challenges and benefits of delivering OaaS to an asset and process-intensive industry.

    PRODUCT 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.

    PRODUCT 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.

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    NEWS 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."

    David Staunton
    Paul Wilson, Managing Director of Scorpion Vision Ltd has become the new Chairman of the UK Industrial Vision Association (UKIVA).

    EVENTS 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.

    PRODUCT Industrial camera models. - IDS Imaging Development Systems now offers two new camera models with the Sony IMX252 sensor and IMX265 sensor, representing the best 3 MP CMOS sensors on the market.

    APPLICATION 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.

    Education and Research Serialisation research survey! - "What is the biggest challenge you face when preparing for pharmaceutical serialisation? Are you clear what the global requirements for serialization are?" asks Zenith Technologies, which, along with with SEA Vision, is conducting some serialisation research to better understand users' views.

    PRODUCT 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.

    PRODUCT 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.

    Education and Research 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.

    EVENTS 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.

    APPLICATION MES in the older production lines. - Retrofitting production line machinery with Harting's MICA 'open source' industrial mini-computer extends lifetime, improves process efficiencies, saves cost.

    EVENTS 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).

    APPLICATION 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.

    PRODUCT 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.

    PRODUCT Encapsulated PSUs. - Gresham Power Electronics has added a number of new models to its very successful range of encapsulated convection cooled power supplies.

    NEWS 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.

    NEWS 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.

    NEWS Chief visits new acquisitions - Shigenobu Nagamori, who launched Nidec in Kyoto, Japan in 1973, presented to Control Techniques and Leroy-Somer staff at their respective headquarters in Newtown (GB), and Angouleme (F) on February 2 and 3. The events were simultaneously broadcast to Control Techniques and Leroy-Somer staff across the world.
    Paul Wilson
    Paul Wilson, Managing Director of Scorpion Vision Ltd has become the new Chairman of the UK Industrial Vision Association (UKIVA).
    PRODUCT Game changers in low-pressure calibration! - Additel's 760-LLP automatic handheld low-pressure calibrator takes portable, low-pressure calibration to new levels - a portable, automated low-pressure calibrator in the palm of your hand! The Additel 761-LLP has a built-in high performance electronic pump and precision pressure controller that provides a turn-key solution for calibration of gauges, room and HVAC differential pressure transmitters, and switches both in the field and in the laboratory.

    NEWS 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.

    APPLICATION 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.

    PRODUCT 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.

    PRODUCT Metering pump enhanced. - Proseries-M® MD-3 Hybrid Diaphragm Chemical Metering Pump from Blue White Industries is now equipped with sonic welded manifolds for added durability and protection from chemical leaks.
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    PRODUCT Safe Frequency-to-DC Transmitter. - The SIL 3 capable SFY Functional Safety Frequency-to-DC Transmitter with display has been released by Moore Industries.

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    Thomas Punzenberger, Stefan Reuther and Phillip Werr now on the Copa-Data Executive Board

    APPLICATION 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.

    EVENTS 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).

    PRODUCT 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.

    PRODUCT 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.

    NEWS Acquisition Completed. - Nidec has completed acquisition of Emerson Electric's motors, drives and electric power generation Businesses.

    APPLICATION 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.

    APPLICATION 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.

    PRODUCT Vibrating level with HART! - Emerson Automatio Solutions has launched the Rosemount 2140, the world's first wired HART vibrating fork level detector.

    PRODUCT 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.

    PRODUCT 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.

    EVENTS 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.

    PRODUCT 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.

    Education and Research 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.

    PRODUCT 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.

    NEWS 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.

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