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AibreÁn 2017 April
    PRODUCT Non-intrusive temperature instrumentation. - Rosemount™ X-well™ Technology measurement is now available in a conventional wired transmitter simplifying the design, installation, and maintenance of temperature measurement points in wired applications.
    Adrian Gubbins
    Adrian Gubbins is the National Sales Manager with the Industrial/Factory Automation Division of Mitsubishi Ireland.

    NEWS Phenomenal growth in MES sales! - Zenith Technologies, which is headquartered in Ireland, provides MES and data historian deployment and support services to pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers globally. The company has seen sales for this part of the business grow significantly over the last five years, with an average of over 35% year on year growth.

    PRODUCT Network-based Control System enhanced! - Yokogawa Electric Corporation has developed and just released an enhanced version of the STARDOM™ network-based control system.

    NEWS Partnership for industrial artificial intelligence solutions. - ABB and IBM have announced a strategic collaboration that brings together ABB’s industry leading digital offering, ABB Ability, with IBM Watson Internet of Things cognitive capabilities to unlock new value for customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure.

    PRODUCT Touchless technology angle sensor. - Novotechnik’s recently launched RFX-6900 series touchless technology angle sensor is ideal for precision rotary position feedback for mechanically-extreme applications in automotive, agricultural and construction equipment is now available from Variohm EuroSensor.

    APPLICATION Keeping Lavender smelling like roses! - Following an emergency Friday afternoon call from Lavender International, an Olympus Nortec 600 Eddy Current Flaw Detector from Ashtead Technology was rushed to Sheffield to support a Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) training course that was due to take place the following week.

    webinar Everything you should know about Aircraft Structural Testing! - As airframe structures must be thoroughly tested to ensure top performance through its operational life, 'Everything you should know about Aircraft Structural Testing', a webinar from HBM scheduled for 27th June 2017, is suitable for structural engineers who are working on the development of modern aircraft.

    Craig Ardrey
    Craig Ardrey is new Business Development Manager for ETAL magnetic components in Britain and Ireland.

    NEWS Championing open source! - Opto 22 is championing open-source technology by joining The Linux Foundation® to participate, collaborate, and sustain the code and developer communities that are critical to modern business, technology, and society.

    PRODUCT RFID identification of tools. - Tool identification using Balluff Industrial RFID increases production efficiency, as it makes incorrect tool allocation or missing tools a thing of the past. This enables optimizing the service time utilization of the tools.

    PRODUCT Vibration sensor performance. - Two new Metrix Instrument Hardy Portable Shakers are available from Ixthus Instrumentation. They offer significant enhancements for self-contained vibration condition monitoring and sensor validation.

    NEWS Co-operation to create new portfolio. - Yokogawa and Dover Energy Automation are to join forces to create the "Well Managed™" product portfolio. This collection delivers an optimized business operations solution to customers, allowing both companies to solve key challenges across the oil and gas industry.

    PRODUCT Robotics inspiration from elephants, octopuses and the human arm! - Festo has unveiled three new lightweight robotic concepts for handling with pneumatics, working in collaboration with humans.

    PRODUCT Connector aids incorporation of automation software. - Maplesoft and Phoenix Integration have a new plugin that enables engineers to easily incorporate Maplesoft software products Maple and MapleSim into the ModelCenter workflow integration and automation platform from Phoenix Integration.

    APPLICATION Reliable moisture measurement in UHP conditions. - One of Michell's long-standing customers, S.A. Marine Pty. Ltd from Australia specialise in evaluating and testing UHP air systems. Due to the high pressures involved, it's vitally important that the air is pure and free from contaminants such as compressor oil particulates or water.

    PRODUCT Push-Pull connector. - Harting has added a PushPull interface to its M12 PCB angled D-coded connector, not only enabling direct Ethernet transmission from the cable to the printed circuit board but also leading to considerable savings in assembly time.

    webinarPiezoelectric and strain gauge technology. - When it comes to deciding which force sensor is the right one for your application, HBM – a market leader in the field of test and measurement has the answer in its free Piezoelectric or Strain Gauge Technology webinar, which takes place on June 30th at 9 a.m (G.M.T)

Andrew Thompson
Servomex has appointed Andrew Thompson to the role of Director, VP, Global Marketing & Business Development.

    EVENTS Post BREXIT buoyancy to be highlighted at Vision show. - A new Machine Vision Conference and Exhibition for UKIVA is to be opened by on 27th April 2017 at Arena MK by Iain Stewart M.P. , the local Member of Parliament. His opening address will take place at 9.45 AM and will be followed by the first keynote presentation at 10.00 AM.
    PRODUCT Early Warning of Condensation Danger. - The compact EE046 from E+E Elektronik monitors reliably the condensation danger on chilled beams and other critical cold spots, in air conditioning systems or switching cabinets.

    Education and Research "Ten years empowering the world!" - Alison, celebrating ten years as online learning pioneer, has launched a new mobile-friendly, personalised platform design, enhancing user experience and strengthening learner engagement.

    PRODUCT Profile painted & powder-coated surfaces. - The newest generation DATAPAQ® EasyTrack®3 system makes profiling oven cure of painted and powder-coated products as easy as never before.

    webinar UV disinfection in industry. - Hanovia is to host a webinar aimed at helping manufacturers optimise the removal of chlorine within their water treatment operations on the 23rd May 2017.


    PRODUCT Managing terminals! - TerminalManager, from Emerson, provides a single software platform to manage the entire terminal business process, helping operators streamline the loading processes, achieve greater connectivity to customer needs, and close the books faster.

    PRODUCT Seismic sensors. - Omron Electronic Components Europe has announced the availability of what it believes is the world's smallest class size seismic sensor, specifically designed to trigger the shutdown of potentially hazardous or easily damaged systems in the event of an earthquake.

    PRODUCT Breathing life into level transmitters! - Heartbeat Technology has been added to the Endress+Hauser Micropilot FMR5X free-space radar and FMP5X Levelflex guided radar level transmitters.

    NEWS Powerful sensor solutions worldwide! - A global distribution agreement with MEMSIC has been announced by Mouser Electronics. MEMSIC is a world leader for the consumer electronics, communications, automotive, medical and industrial sensing sectors.

Wolfgang Morr
Wolfgang Morr has joined ARC Advisory's European team as Senior Consultant
    PRODUCT UHF RFID readers. - Harting has expanded its Ha-VIS family of UHF RFID readers with the addition of two new devices that offer higher levels of versatility, enabling individual project requirements to be met even more efficiently and flexibly.

    NEWS Installed base maintains strength. - The installed base of devices with interfaces of the communication technologies of PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) continues its very strong overall market position.

    Other companies exhibiting at Hannover Messe 2017
    PRODUCT Delta's high-calibre solutions for smart manufacturing & energy efficiency. - Delta's expanded and strengthened portfolio of state-of-the-art solutions, capable of realizing smart manufacturing and higher energy efficiency in a broad range of applications, will be featured at Hannover Messe 2017 (April 24 to 28).

    publications" Motion & Machne control. - Aerotech's new Integrated Motion and Machine Control Solutions brochure presents their latest machine automation products.

    Pictures Industry 4.0 concept reviewed in Limerick. - EPLAN joined forces with ABB, DesignPro, Douglas Automation, Igus, Industrial Society of Automation (Ireland Section ISA), Omron, Panasonic, Prion PLM, Portalis, Rittal Ireland, Rockwell Automation, Siemens, SL Controls and Weidmuller to bring Industry 4.0 to the Limerick Institute of Technology. Here are some pictures from the day!

    PRODUCT Milestones for automation software systems. - Copa-Data has presented what it call "further milestones for ergonomic working for project engineers and operators in manufacturing companies and the energy sector," with the new version of its automation software systems, zenon 7.60 and zenon Analyzer 3.10.
    Conor Duffy
    The Board of Excelsys Technology has appointed Conor Duffy to take over as CEO.
    Other appointments include Shane Callanan who has been appointed to the new position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Dermot Flynn is to become Director of Sales & Marketing and Brendan Forde as Quality and Manufacturing Manager.
    NEWS Name change for Test & Measurement leader! - Yokogawa Meters & Instruments Corporation is to change its name to Yokogawa Test & Measurement Corporation in October (2017).

    EVENTS The future of Automation and Control. - InstMC, ISA & IET are supporting a major conference in June looking at the future of automation and process control. Organised by IChemE there will be lots of opportunities to share views and debate the implications of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

    PRODUCT Money-saving kit for electricians! - Until 30th June 2017, Fluke is offering a 325/T150/C550KIT, a money-saving starter kit for electricians, which includes a clamp meter, a two-pole tester and a sturdy, steel-framed toolbag.

    EVENTS Vision conference programme released. - The full Conference programme for the UKIVA Machine Vision Conference and Exhibition (Milton Keynes (GB) 27th April 2017) has now been published.

    PRODUCT Non-contact level measurement. - Easy-to-use SIL 3 Rosemount™ 5408 Non-Contacting Radar Level Transmitter provides enhanced diagnostics and remote proof-testing capability, supporting critical overfill prevention applications.

    PRODUCT Piezoelectric strain sensor. - The new Type 9238B piezoelectric strain sensor from Kistler Instruments monitors the force-proportional strain on machine components and structures.

    NEWS Aquisition ensures a broader range HMI supplier! - IDEC Corporation has acquired APEM. Together, IDEC and APEM are now one of the world's largest manufacturers of human machine interface (HMI) components, panels and systems.

    APPLICATION Networking in Japanese #paper plants. - Yokogawa Solution Service Corporation, has completed the installation of a software-defined networking (SDN) solution at four paper plants in Japan that are operated by group companies of Oji Holdings Corporation (the Oji Group).

    PRODUCT Safe switches. - JPR Electronics stock a wide range of Switches from Shin Chin Industrial (SCI) SCI set up the first UL-approved laboratory in Taiwan for switch testing under the UL Witnessed Test Data Program (WTDP) process.

    EVENTS Celebrating robotics in Britain! - Britain's role at the heart of robotics innovation will be celebrated again with the public this summer with the return of UK Robotics Week, encompassing an expanded nationwide programme of events for this week-long celebration (24th – 30th June 2017).

    NEWS Heavy duty computer interface devices. - Foremost Electronics has been appointed as a distributor for Storm Interface, manufacturer of heavy duty keypads, keyboards and custom computer interface devices. All Storm products are built to withstand rough use and abuse in unattended public and industrial applications.

    PRODUCT Safety certification for switches. - United Electric Controls (UE) has received SIL 2 certification on two of its most popular electromechanical switch offerings.

    APPLICATION Performance analysis for swimmers! - In 2015, the Manchester Aquatics Centre, the home of the British Para-Swimming National Performance Centre, was the first in the world to install the Kistler Performance Analysis System for Swimmers (PAS-S) which uses state of the art sensor technology and high speed video to record a swimmer's starts, turns and relay changeovers in minute detail, under and on the surface.

    APPLICATION Intelligent switchboards. - Nick Boughton, sales manager at industrial systems integrator, Boulting Technology tells how switchboards need to adapt to keep up with increased energy demands.

    PRODUCT Portable data logger. - The Model 9330 high speed, portable data logger and digital display has been launched by Interface Force Measurements.

    PRODUCT EN50155 certified Ethernet switches. - The EN50155 certified EKI-9516/9512 Ethernet Switches with M12/M23 connectors, from Advantech's iConnectivity Group (ICG), are highly resist against shock and vibration and ensure stable connection and communication.
    Greg Arnot
    Greg Arnot has been appointed as Marketing Manager with Gardasoft.

    webinar The good the bad and how to measure! - The second of Fluke's series of free, scheduled, CPD-accredited webinars, running throughout 2107, is titled 'Power Quality – The Good, The Bad and How to Measure' and is suitable for Electrical Engineers, Plant Maintenance Facility Managers, and Energy Managers.

    NEWS Battery management technology agreement. - Swindon Silicon Systems and Dukosi have signed a strategic agreement to bring Dukosi's disruptive semiconductor chip based battery management solution to market.

    PRODUCT Sensor for indoor air quality monitoring. - Responding to the growing demand for reliable and accurate detection of a wide range of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) at extremely low levels, Ion Science has launched a high sensitivity version of its MiniPID 2 sensor.

    Education and Research Ten million learners! - Alison pioneered free online education ten years ago when it launched the world's first massive open online course (MOOC) provider. The site serves more than two million users each in the United States and Great Britain, and one million users in India. The site has two million users across Africa, making it the largest single provider of free online education on the continent.

    PRODUCT Sensor actuator boxes. - Harting has introduced a new range of sensor actuator boxes which will save users time and money by enabling faster installation and reducing the number of cable lengths required between the sensors and the control cabinet.

Márta 2017 March

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