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    APPLICATION Quieter, more efficient, and improved controllability!BLOG - Dr. Petr Osipov, Product Management Motors, Kollmorgen (D) tells how Multivac relies on Kollmorgen for pneumatic to electric transition

    PRODUCT Connectors with RFID technology offer added value! - Harting's family of Han® industrial connectors are now equipped with RFID transponders, enabling specific data on the connector configuration to be linked with factory IT systems to aid processes such as the ordering of spare parts.

    Ian Jones
    Ian Joneshas been co-opted to the governing body of the Society of Operations Engineers (SOE).

    PRODUCT Compact portable vibration exciter! - Type 8921B reference shaker from Kistler Instruments is a compact, portable vibration exciter designed to calibrate the sensitivity of accelerometers in both laboratory and field environments.

    NEWS Award for sustainable development in automation in China! - Red Lion Controls industrial automation and networkinhas been honoured for its consistent commitment to the sustainable development of China's automation industry by Automation Panorama magazine.

    PRODUCT Improved Load Cell Amplifier - Mantracourt's LCA20 load cell weight indicator is a digital signal conditioning amplifier for multiple or single load cell applications, offering one-pass calibration and fast set-up.

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    Gary Sheedy
    B&B Electronics has appointed technology Gary Sheedy as the General Manager of its EMEA operations based in Galway (IRL).
    PRODUCT Ultrasonic flow. - The NEW Sonic-Pro® S4 is an inline Ultrasonic flowmeter from Blue-White, features flow measurement technology with no moving parts, and no internal liners to wear out.

    APPLICATION Bridge monitoring for Turkish tunnel! - Sentez, the Turkish distributor of Applied Measurements were asked to design a bespoke bridge monitoring system for Turkey's new rail tunnel - The Marmaray Project.

    PRODUCT Medically-approved plug & go PSUs. - BEC Distribution has announced that their Stontronics range of Plug & Go Power Supplies has been extended with the addition of 12 new medically-approved units within the Stontronics HPU15 Family.

    EVENTS ATE and mass interconnect systems for British event! - At the NI Automatic Test Summit (19/6/2014 - Reading GB), the Peak Group which is a National Instruments Alliance Partner, is featuring its latest developments in automated test systems as well as test solutions using mass interconnect products from Virginia Panel Corporation (VPC).
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    Research & Education EMC tests find higher uptake as wireless technology gains currency.BLOG - New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, The European Electromagnetic Compatibility Test and Services Market, finds that the greater density of frequency bands has created a need for noise and emission reduction, making a strong case for enhanced EMC tests and services.
    PRODUCT Design software for control panels! - Rittal have launched a major upgrade to their RPE design software, complemented by the IEC 61439 guide book, which covers aspects of the standard that effect all control panels.

    PRODUCT TFT display trio exhibit wide viewing angles - KOE Europe, have announced the introduction of three new TFT display modules featuring KOE's UWVA (ultra-wide viewing angle) technology.

    PRODUCT Complete range of Ex inductive sensors - .steute is further expanding its range of robust inductive sensors in cylindrical stainless steel housings. With immediate effect, the sensors are now available in explosion-proof versions with Atex and IECEx approvals.

    NEWS US calibration facility receives accreditation! - Yokogawa Corporation of America has announced that its Newnan (GA USA) facility’s Calibration Laboratory has been awarded ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation from the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA).

    PRODUCT A first for a Foundation transmitter! - Magnetrol has released their Eclipse® Model 706 transmitter, the first guided wave radar (GWR) transmitter to pass the Fieldbus Foundation testing using the latest Foundation fieldbus interoperability test kit ITK 6.1.1.
    NEWS Increasing 5G wireless network capacity and data throughput! - National Instruments has announced that it's working with Nokia's Networks business to collaborate on advanced research related to fifth generation (5G) wireless technologies such as exploring peak data rates and cell-edge rates in excess of 10 Gbps and 100 Mbps, respectively.

    APPLICATION Bespoke capacitive touch screen used in broadcasting! - Stadium-IGT is supplying a world leader in broadcast technology a with a custom designed LED backlit touchscreen featuring capacitive switching.

    PRODUCT Inspecting cylindrical surfaces! - A new industrial vision system, trevista Cylinder, from Stemmer Imaging allows automated inspection of milled, polished and galvanised cylindrical components for defects such as scratches, dents, discolouration and stress marks.

    NEWS Bloodhound rocket plume imaging test results! - We have already reported on the Bloodhound Project in two posts last year, World land speed record attempt, (May 2013) and High speed cameras for high speed attempt! (Dec 2013). We now have news on how the project is progressing with reports on recent tests!

    PRODUCT Chilled mirror hygrometer exceptional response to trace moisture! - The S8000 hygrometer's accuracy at very low temperatures (below -80°C dp) is due to a new measurement system which Michell Instruments calls 'RRS'.

    PRODUCT First ever Nanopower AMR sensor - Honeywell has introduced the industry's first Nanopower Anisotropic Magnetoresistive Sensor ICs that provide the highest level of magnetic sensitivity (as low as 7 Gauss typical) while requiring nanopower (360 nA).

    White Paper Logic solvers for overpressure protection - Moore Industries has published a technical white paper exploring the possibilities available to designers of Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) using logic solvers as part of an overpressure protection system.

    Switching & instrumentation highlight new website design. - Pickering Interfaces has launched their newly redesigned company website.

    APPLICATION Hazardous waste tracking software. - Matrix Hazardous Waste Tracker from Autoscribe simplifies hazardous waste management by tracking work and samples to comply with EU / EWC / Environment Agency regulations.

    PRODUCT High performance current transducers! - LEM has added three new HO series of high performance current transducers which extend nominal current measurement up to 250A and offer a range of mounting options.

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    NEWS Wireless module for plant wide applications! - The ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute has announced that Yokogawa Electric Corporation has released an ISA100Wireless Module specifically targeted at any businesses that need an easy onramp for ISA100 product development.
    Nick Watson
    SEAL Analytical has announced the appointment of Nick Watson as Sales Manager.

    APPLICATION Image dimension measurement system used by surgical implant supplier! - The Keyence IM Series image dimension measurement system in question is being used by Lisi Medical in its metrology laboratory.

    Standards Industrial wireless blackout looms! - GAMBICA, the British trade body for instrumentation, control, automation and laboratory technology industry, has asked for the harmonisation of the new EN62657-2 industrial wireless co-existence standard, which otherwise could lead to a major industrial wireless failure.

    EVENTS Learn about offshore measurement - Industry experts will present on the latest measurement technologies for the oil & gas and renewable industries at the NI Offshore Measurement Summit in Aberdeen (Scotland) in July 2014.

    PRODUCT "Press and go" and outdoor version connectors! - Harting has expanded its M12 industrial connector family with the introduction of two new versions designed to enhance its versatility in harsh environments: a "press and go" custom cable assembly technology and an outdoor M12 connector based on V4A grade stainless steel.

    APPLICATION Continuous Mercury monitoring benefits cement plants.BLOG - Antti Heikkilä from Gasmet Technologies highlights the challenges faced by mercury monitoring in cement kilns, and explains how a new continuous mercury monitoring system addresses these issues and provides process operators with an opportunity to improve environmental performance and demonstrate compliance with forthcoming legislation.
    Adriana Restrepo
    Atlas Copco Compressors has announced the appointment of Adriana Restrepo as Product Marketing Engineer for Low Pressure within its Oil-Free Air division in Britain.

    NEWS "Best of 2014" for apps! - Siemens apps are best of 2014! The eleventh IT Innovation Prize was awarded in 41 categories. An independent jury made up of eminent scientists, industry experts and IT journalists had the task of judging the approximately 5000 entries.

    NEWS Saudi Arabia's first supercritical thermal power plant. - Yokogawa has received an order from Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. to supply control systems, safety instrumented systems, analysis systems, and other products for Stage-1 of the Jeddah South supercritical oil-fired thermal power plant project in Saudi Arabia.

    PRODUCT Feedback: everything you need in just eight wires! - Kollmorgen has been able to halve the number of connecting wires required for its digital resolvers from four to two with the newly-developed SDF3.

    PRODUCT New bypass function HVAC frequency inverter - WEG's CFW701 frequency inverter now has bypass capability for higher system availability in demanding HVAC applications.

    NEWS A green future in a green land! - Mitsubishi Electric the global, leading green technology company, has re affirmed their commitment to Ireland with the announcement of a multi-million euro investment in their Irish operations.

    Research & Education Cost-effectiveness drives opportunities for the measurement gauges market still! - A new study from Frost & Sullivan, Analysis of the Global Measurement Gauges Market, finds that the market earned revenues of $178.8 million in 2013 and estimates this to reach $201.8 million in 2017.

    PRODUCT Hygienic motor-gear combination. - Kollmorgen has intruduced a new version of its AKM(TM) "Washdown Food Grade" servomotor. Combined with a high performance AKM(TM) gearmotor and efficiency-optimised angular gearbox, "Washdown Food Grade" servomotors deliver a standardised motor-gear solution in a single, compact package

    EVENTS Environmental exhibition almost sold out! - The exhibition that will run alongside WWEM 2014, the international Water, Wastewater and Environmental Monitoring conference, is now almost fully booked with just a handful of spaces remaining.

    PRODUCT Early detection of network faults from Siemens - Siemens is offering a host of new functions for the quick and easy location of faults in automation networks with an update of its Sinema server software.

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    EVENTS Learn about automated testing! - National Instruments UK & Ireland will host industry experts and test professionals at the Automated Test Summit 2014 on 19th June at the Madejski Stadium, Reading (GB).
    Mark Keen
    The PPMA Group has appointed Andrew Stark as Chief Operating Officer.

    PRODUCT Absorbing radiation! - Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now shipping the HOZOX(TM) EMI absorption sheets and tape manufactured by Molex.

    PRODUCT Industrial mobile computer! - Adlink Technology has released the IMX-3000, its newest industrial mobile computer, a clear choice for a variety of industrial applications, featuring the Android 4.0 operating system and a compact housing for easy transport.

    NEWS Pressure switch supply problem in Britain - solved! - Last year's pressure, vacuum, and temperature switch supply problems have been solved as PVL Limited has become the new distributor in Britain for the Italian manufacturer, Euroswitch.

    PRODUCT Turning raw data into actionable information on industrial internet! - A new solution that utilises the powerful potential of the Industrial Internet to connect machines and turn masses of raw data into actionable information has been announced by GE Intelligent Platforms.

    PRODUCT Tube and surface inspection! - Ashtead Technology, has been appointed 'preferred rental partner' for the Ectane® tube and surface inspection system by the Canadian instrument manufacturer Eddyfi NDT.

    NEWS Growing together - The perfect match! - As in past years, PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International) has initiated a certified count of devices used in the market. The returned figures show that in 2013 the trend of strong growth for PROFINET and PROFIsafe continued while PROFIBUS maintained its very high level.

    PRODUCT High-resolution CMOS cameras! - The LX series cameras further expands the Baumer portfolio with cameras featuring high-resolution CMOSIS sensors and Dual GigE interface.

    PRODUCT Smarter, simpler, easy-to-use gas chromatograph! - Emerson Process Management has released the Danalyzer 370XA Gas Chromatograph (GC) providing high accuracy measurement with a maintainable module design that simplifies operation and reduces the total cost of ownership.

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    EVENTS Monitoring and Diagnosing PROFIBUS networks using COMbricks. - PROFIBUS Ireland in association with International Society of Automation ISA Ireland held an evening technical talk on "Continuous Monitoring and diagnosing PROFIBUS network using COMbricks" in April 2014.

    APPLICATION High-speed inspection of broken biscuits. - Nutrition & Santé is Europe's leading maker of organic and health foods. They are helped to insure the "wholeness" of their products usin Edge detection/position system, just one of the 19 inspection tools available with Keyence's CV-5000 vision systems.

    NEWS Robot Systems Integrator of the Year recognised! - Mitsubishi Electric Ireland Branch has launched their Inaugural European "Robot Systems Integrator of the Year" Award. This award recognises the best-in-class Mitsubishi Electric Robot Integrators. Modular Automation Ltd. have been awarded this prestigious title.

    PRODUCT HART functionality added. - ProComSol has released Rev. 4.9c of their popular DevCom2000 Smart Device Communicator Software for HART instrumentation. This revision adds HART-IP functionality to the software.

    PRODUCT Pluggable feed-through housing eases cable installation in industrial environments - Harting has introduced a robust pluggable feed-through connector housing to its Han-Yellock® connector family that eases the laying of cable through different rooms in industrial environments.

    PRODUCT Family upgraded to make industrial networking even easier! - Anybus X-gateways "network translators" are now modernized as HMS Industrial Networks has introduced a new version of Anybus X-gateways, designed to meet the future of the automation industry. The new version contains several new features, but is fully backwards compatible meaning that existing users can easily upgrade to the new version without hassle.

    PRODUCT Airborne sensors covers broad spectral range of 400-2500nm - Headwall has released the Hyperspec® VNIR-SWIR sensor for general availability. The high-performance airborne sensor is versatile and covers the broad 400-2500nm spectral range.

    PRODUCT Rugged vehicle computers! - JLT Mobile Computers has launched the VERSO+ 10 computer with QuickLock, a new class of rugged vehicle terminals.

2/5/2014 1/5/2014
    Thomas Suhling
    Omron Electronic Components Business - Europe has appointed Thomas Suhling as European Distribution Manager.
    PRODUCT Scheduler module For LIMS! - Autoscribe has unveiled a completely revised version of the Scheduler module for the Matrix Gemini Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).

    PRODUCT Reporting software for MES and Life Sciences! - Ocean Data Systems has released version 4.6 of Dream Report. This major release addresses the Life Sciences (Pharmaceuticals and BioTech) markets, supports Manufacturing Execution System (MES) applications, and delivers many additional feature enhancements.

    NEWS Global system & service provider backs ISA100 Wireless - NEXCOM has joined the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute. NEXCOM is a global company headquartered in Taiwan with decades of experience delivering cutting-edge industrial computing solutions to the process automation industry.

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