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    publications" New IR Catalogue. - Laser Components has issued a new catalog covering its extensive portfolio of infrared components on more than 130 pages.

    NEWS Acquisition strengthens sensor technology and test automation offering! - Kistler Group has acquired Vester Elektronik GmbH. This acquisition – Kistler’s third this year – adds a company that has successfully specialised in sensor technology and test automation to the group.

    EVENTS 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.

    NEWS 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.

    NEWS City space for industrial software company - COPA-DATA has relocated its British headquarters to Cardiff, Wales, to facilitate the company's projected growth, improve the work/life balance for its current and future employees and foster the fast-paced creative culture of the city.

    PRODUCT 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.

    APPLICATION High-power RF amplifier temperature monitoring. - To maintain the optimal performance and reliability required for its high power amplifier stages, Bonn Elektronik choose Variohm EuroSensor for the supply of custom modified temperature sensors that are an integral part of the amplifier's performance monitoring.
    PRODUCT EtherCAT connectivity. - Harting has added EtherCAT connectivity to its MICA® (Modular Industrial Computing Architecture) system: an open source platform for industrial applications.

    PRODUCT 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.

    publications" Insights into cybersecurity! -, an ISA publication, has compiled the extensive Cybersecurity eBook - Advancing Automation-Cybersecurity Insights.

    PRODUCT 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.

    Standards PLC first awarded Security Certification. - The ControlEdge™ Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) from Honeywell, has received ISASecure® Embedded Device Security Assurance (EDSA) Level 2 certification by exida, the ISO 17065 accredited certification body that conducted the assessment.

    PRODUCT 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.

    PRODUCT 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.

    Education and Research Understanding risk: cybersecurity for the modern grid. - Didier Giarratano, Marketing Cyber Security at Energy Digital Solutions/Energy, Schneider Electric discusses the challenge for utilities is to provide reliable energy delivery with a focus on efficiency and sustainable sources.

    Mikael Lundkvist

    Mikael Lundkvist is to be Key Account Manager for the Nordic region for ETAL Group.

    PRODUCT 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.

    PRODUCT Taking the strain out of USB strain modules! - The FSU-SSB innovative fast USB strain module has been released by Mantracourt Electronics.

    PRODUCT 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.

    NEWS 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.

    Organisations International Society of Automation plans for new leadership of professional staff - Executive Director and CEO of the The International Society of Automation (ISA), Patrick Gouhin, is to step down from his position. ISA's President, Steve Pflantz, announced that a Search Committee will be formed in the immediate future to identify Mr. Gouhin?s successor. The selection and announcement of a new Executive Director are expected to occur in the months ahead. Dr Peggie W. Koon, CEO & Founder of Leading Change, LLC, will serve as Interim Executive Director.

Rick Zabel

Rick Zabel has been appointed Group Publisher with the International Society of Automation.

    NEWS Compact pressure & Temp sensors for Formula Student. - Kistler has been sponsoring the Formula Student Team at the University of Bath since 2014. In 2017, Kistler provided the team with its 4080A family of M6 piezo-resistant absolute pressure sensors - the 4080A and the 4080AT.
    PRODUCT Automatic data collection using Ethernet connectivity! - Gemini's Plus LAN loggers collect data automatically: they plug into a network point and send data directly for viewing in the Tinytag Explorer Connect software – an easy to use Windows program – by any permitted user on a network.

    EVENTS 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.

    NEWS Communication solutions in the railway sector rewarded! - The Harting Technology Group has received an award for exceptional quality from rail manufacturer Hitachi Rail.

    NEWS Forty years of automation in Ireland! - Douglas Control and Automation is marking 40 years in business with the announcement that the firm will create an additional 10 new jobs in the coming 18 months. Founded in 1977, the company is partnered with global giants such as Siemens, Wonderware, Rockwell and Stahl, to deliver solutions for the manufacturing, pharma, biotech, medtech and transport sectors in Ireland, Britain and Europe.

    PRODUCT 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.

    PRODUCT 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.

    PRODUCT Gas Leak Detector. - The new Fluke® Ti450 SF6 Gas Leak Detector combines an affordable, high-quality, infrared camera with an SF6 leak detector that visually pinpoints the location of SF6 leaks without shutting equipment down.

    NEWS 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.

    publications" 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."

    Website Process instrument website! - Fluke® Process Instruments has announced the launch of a new website, combining its extensive global capabilities in industrial temperature measurement.

    EVENTS 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).

    PRODUCT Valves comply fully with forthcoming regulations for marine industry. - Emerson has gained DNV-GL approval for its ASCO 551 and 553 series solenoid valves. This means that the valves comply with the soon-to-be-introduced (September 2017) worldwide regulations for ballast water treatment.

    PRODUCT 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

    Video What is automation? - Do you know that virtually everything we as humans depend on—the food we eat, the beverages we drink, the cars we drive, the electricity we use in our homes and so on—is made possible through automated processes and the skills and knowledge of automation professionals? It’s true.

    PRODUCT 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.

    PRODUCT 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

    PRODUCT Signal Analyzer/Spectrum Analyzer options. - Two new options for Anritsu's Signal Analyzer/Spectrum Analyzer MS2850A have been added to support high speed transfer of captured waveform data to an external computer for post processing and analysis.

    Webinar CPD-accredited webinars. - Fluke is running a series of free, scheduled, CPD-accredited webinars throughout 2017.

    NEWS 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.

    APPLICATION Accompaning customers on the path to digitalisation! - The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has huge potential: predictive maintenance, asset information management and device configuration are just some examples of the opportunities digitalization has in store for companies. Endress+Hauser is driving IIoT forward through innovative products and solutions as well as by working with partners.

    APPLICATION 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

    APPLICATION 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.

    PRODUCT 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.

    APPLICATION 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.

    Standards 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.

    PRODUCT Automatic synchronisation. - Emerson's AMS Trex™ Device Communicator adds new enhancements that improve response time to operational changes through best-in-class visibility of field changes. Auto Sync technology makes AMS Trex the first handheld communicator to automatically synchronise field data with a facility's AMS Device Manager database

    APPLICATION 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.

    NEWS 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.

    NEWS 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.

    NEWS 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.

    PRODUCT 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.

    EVENTS Disinfection technology for food & drink examined. - The latest technological innovations supporting water disinfection in the food and beverage industry will be the focus of the Water Academy seminar, jointly organised by Hanovia and Domnick Hunter RL, taking place in Bangkok, Thailand, in September.
    PRODUCT Fibre optic connector! - Harting has developed an expanded beam fibre optic connector for providing high-bandwidth transmission in the harsh environments found in tunnel drilling and mining applications, where industrial Ethernet over fibre optic cable is becoming the transmission medium of choice.

    PRODUCT 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.


    Bilal Khalifa

    Bilal Khalifa has been appointed to the position of Quality Manager with LCL Electronics.

    NEWS No 1 Connectors! - Samtec has received the highest overall rating in the Bishop & Associates' European Customer Survey of the Electronic Connector Industry. This is the 10th time the company has been rated as the #1 connector company in Europe.

    PRODUCT 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.

    PRODUCT 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

    PRODUCT Zigbee Extender. - The new Cortet Z10 Range Extender is a reliable, secure, and easy to install way to extend the range and capacity of a zigbee network within large facilities or facilities with a poor RF environment. The Z10 Range Extender is also REACH and ROHS certified and has been tested to work with a wide range of industrial lighting controllers, luminaires, lamps and other accessories from companies like Leviton, ILLUMRA and Magnitude.
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