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Industrial wireless conference for Taiwan - This daylong event, organised by The ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute, will be held in Taipei, Taiwan, and will feature a keynote presentation from Taiwan's Industrial Development Bureau, Ministry of Economic Affairs, as well as presentations from industry leaders in the field of Industrial wireless communications.
Partnership addresses changing cybersecurity landscape! - The International Society of Automation (ISA) has announced that it has formed a global partnership with Siemens—the worldwide technology leader in electrification, automation and digitalization—to improve awareness of the need for industrial cybersecurity.
Oxygen analysis in boilers. - Michell Instruments has announced the launch of the XZR250 oxygen analyzer for monitoring combustion control in industrial boilers. It was developed to meet customer demand for a cost-effective, easy to operate instrument with a probe designed to cope with the high temperatures in the flue.
Interchangeable probes for transmitters! - The EE220 transmitter from E+E Elektronik measures relative humidity and temperature. The basis unit can be fitted with various pluggable and interchangeable sensing probes.
Insights into cybersecurity! - Automation.com, an ISA publication, has compiled the extensive Cybersecurity eBook - Advancing Automation-Cybersecurity Insights.
Safety programmable loop display. - The SIL 3 capable SLD Functional Safety Programmable Loop Display for use in Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) has been released by Moore Industries. The SLD has been certified by exida® with full Functional Safety approval after rigorous evaluation to ensure conformance with strict IEC 61508 standards for safety-related applications.
Multi-Tier lockable IEC Socket. - Schaffner has extended its range of IEC lockable outlets with the introduction of a new multi-tier version available with either 4 or 6 outlets. The integral locking system improves the reliability of electronic systems exposed to vibration or traction.
Ethernet line extender! - The Westermo Wolverine DDW-142-12VDC-BP Industrial Ethernet Line extender is based on SHDSL technology and enables existing copper cables to be used to create Ethernet IP-based networks. This helps to achieve significant time and cost savings when installing new communication networks.
Versatile device management wizard. - FieldMate® R3.03, is a significantly enhanced version of the FieldMate device management software tool from Yokogawa. It will be found useful for Process industries such as oil, petrochemicals, chemicals, pulp and paper, pharmaceuticals, foods, and iron and steel.
Taking the strain out of USB strain modules! - The FSU-SSB innovative fast USB strain module has been released by Mantracourt Electronics.
Barometric pressure sensors for portable applications. - The new Omron 2SMPB-02B and 2SMPB-02E sensors provide stable and reliable height and pressure measurements, allowing changes in elevation of as little as 2m to be reliably recorded.
Dedicated to motion control and positioning in Germany! - On March 2, 2016 Aerotech celebrated the groundbreaking for our new Aerotech Germany office in Fürth, (D). Construction and relocation to the new building has been completed and the opening ceremony was held on May 18th, 2017.
Zero defect moulding. - On the Interplas "Introducing Stage" at 14:00 on the 28th September, Kistler Application Engineer, Duncan Webster, is to deliver a paper on the latest developments of the Kistler ComoNeo cavity pressure monitoring system.
Communication solutions in the railway sector rewarded! - The Harting Technology Group has received an award for exceptional quality from rail manufacturer Hitachi Rail.
Visual analytics application upgraded! - The latest release of Seeq software enables engineers and scientists in process manufacturing organisations to rapidly wrangle, investigate, and share insights on production data. Target markets include oil & gas, pharmaceutical, chemical, energy, mining, food and beverage, and other process industries.
New integrated drive. - Leroy-Somer has announced the launch of Commander ID300, a new integrated drive solution optimized for the control of IMfinity® induction motors.
Training for telecommunication sector! - Anritsu Corporation have signed a strategic training partnership agreement with Ubi-Tech (3R) Ltd to offer Anritsu Approved, instructor led, industry standard, certification training to the telecommunication market in Britain and Ireland.
A useful magazine! - The writer in this months issue of InTech says, "I would like to compliment you on your work with InTech, which now seems a useful magazine again."
Process instrument website! - Fluke® Process Instruments has announced the launch of a new website, combining its extensive global capabilities in industrial temperature measurement.
Serving the beverage and liquid food industry. - Endress+Hauser will be demonstrating measurement technology and automation concepts from a single source for all process control areas using the examples of mixing & blending and CIP at drinktec 2017 (11-15 Sept'17 Munich, D).
Load cell. - Designed to address the problem of lateral forces, which if great enough, can damage or even destroy a force transducer, which can subsequently cause a drop in production, HBM's U3 is capable of absorbing up to 100% of rated forces in the form of lateral force, without losing its measurement capability, or sustaining mechanical damage
Evenly-illuminated switch keycaps. - Multitron has announced the ex-stock availability of four ranges of full-face, evenly-illuminated switch keycaps, utilising MENTOR's world-leading Light Guide expertise.
Unique features enable improved reliability and easier maintenance and commissioning. - ASCO 330 Series volume booster from Emerson can be used in control and on/off applications, and where partial stroke testing is required
CPD-accredited webinars. - Fluke is running a series of free, scheduled, CPD-accredited webinars throughout 2017.
Leading the IPC global market. - Twenty-five years since its inception, Advantech has become a leader in the global IPC (Industrial PC) market. During this period, the company has created a solid base to remain the key player within this sector, holding a 30% market share of the global industrial PC market.
Optimising prototyping & manufacturing processes. - Protoduction Inc., a product design and manufacturing company, has selected Aegis’ FactoryLogix platform to streamline and optimize its prototyping and manufacturing processes to ensure the highest level of quality while accelerating time to market
IoT/M2M for systems integrators. - LPRS CS have identified systems integrators and service providers as having the greatest opportunity of all company types to deploy, use and generate revenue from IoT/M2M applications. They are the feet-on-the-street with first-hand knowledge of the end use requirements, applications and end users and can therefore leverage this technology to the benefit of all.
Monitoring sulfur dioxide. - As part of its comprehensive emissions monitoring analyser range, Servomex, the world leader in gas analysis, offers the SERVOPRO SO2, an analyser that uses pulsed Ultraviolet (UV) Fluorescence technology to deliver a reliable, continuous measurement of ultra-low sulfur dioxide in emissions and ambient applications.
Quick rehabilitation of drainage pipes. - In a project designed to alleviate traffic congestion on the English Motorway M6, Sapphire Utility Solutions has dramatically reduced the time required to rehabilitate drainage pipes by employing a method that was originally developed for the wastewater sector.
PPE Regulation Certification. - One of the first British companies to achieve Module B Certification from the BSI (British Standards Institution) is Scott Safety. This follows the PPE Directive 89/686EEC being updated with the PPE Regulation (EU) 2016/425 in April 2017.
Waterproof connector for telemetry system. - A British manufacturer of remote water monitoring and control systems for irrigation, drainage systems, and data loggers has been supplied with SMA Interface waterproof adaptors, from Intelliconnect.
A strong team for IT infrastructures. - Rittal is expanding its global sales and distribution network by forging a partnership with ALSO Germany, an ICT and consumer electronics distributor. ALSO is broadening its portfolio to include over 500 Rittal products and IT components, and will make these solutions available to its resellers.
Best pharma solutions! - For the second time, Werum IT Solutions has been presented the Asian Manufacturing Award in the "Best Pharma Solutions Provider" category. With this award, the jury of experts honors the technological development, product innovation and expert service of Werum's Manufacturing IT solutions in the pharma and biotech industry across Asia.
Towards a liveable Earth! - Yokogawa has developed sustainability goals for the year 2050 that will guide its efforts to make the world a better place for future generations.
Safety handling asbestos! - Delivering clean filtered air in accordance with the latest European best practice for asbestos removal, Scott Safety's Phantom Vision provides a virtually unrestricted field of view, simplified decontamination, cleaning and maintenance, and low through life costs.
Data integration for IoT and Industrie 4.0 applications. - Softing's new version of the dataFEED OPC Suite allows the easy and secure transfer of data via REST protocols and supports NoSQL databases.
Pluggable Terminal Blocks. - Dinkle International's pluggable terminal blocks are a series of products with a unique push-in-design for connecting wires to the terminal blocks.
Optical sensor! - With the new sensors of the 15 series, Leuze electronic is providing an optimized, economical solution for standard tasks in conveyor and packaging systems as part of the Global Beam family
The Signpost has been honoured to receive a number of awards.