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Iúl 2014 July
31/7/2014
    PRODUCT Threaded long-travel test probe! - Peak Test Services has added a new threaded long-travel probe to its comprehensive range of spring-contact test probes for contacting printed-circuit boards in automatic test system.

    APPLICATION Free online remote motion control practice! - Elmo Motion Control is now offering a free remote login access via the Internet for its unique EASII Experience - Remote Practice System (EASII-RPS), enabling anyone from anywhere around the globe to experience from first-hand the advanced motion tools provided by Elmo's EASII software environment.

    EVENTS New innovations at water wastewater & environment event - The organisers of WWEM 2014, the international Water, Wastewater and Environmental Monitoring conference and exhibition, have announced three exciting new events that will take place during this year's show.

    EVENTS All aspects of functional safety for examination! - The Institute of Measurement and Control has announced details of its first International Functional Safety Conference.

    PRODUCT Cold store scanner with intelligent heating. - The compact cold store scanner VB14N-T from Pepperl+Fuchs operates at temperatures from -35 °C to +45 °C and delivers its full performance potential over this exceptionally large operating temperature range.

    PRODUCT Mini air flow transmitter for HVAC - The new EE671 air flow transmitter from E+E, measures air velocity up to 20 m/s. Thanks to its compact design, it is ideal for mass applications in HVAC.

30/7/2013
    PRODUCT 48V front end PSU for PoE & ATCA - The TFE-1800-48 1800 watt output power, 48VDC output front end power supply, from Tectrol Europe, is designed in a sub-1U horizontal package for integration into a Tectrol power shelf or other end-user system.

    PRODUCT User-friendly modular gas analyser for the biogas market! - Eaton has launched a new 'next generation' MTL GIR6000 biogas analyser to help ensure reliable, accurate measurement of gases in biogas production.

    NEWS 40 years out of the kitchen! - Beginning with optically isolated, liquid-epoxy filled solid-state relays (SSRs) which Robert Engman designed on his kitchen table, Opto 22's range of products grew to include input/output (I/O) modules, computer-based I/O systems, and industrial controllers and software.

    APPLICATION SCADA modernisation of the industrial aqueduct of Lake Como. - PcVue, from ARC Informatique, client-server architecture was chosen for the SCADA. The simplified design is based on commercially available hardware with a modular open architecture for maintainability.

    APPLICATION That pillar is in the way! - Rittal offered the unique approach of incorporating structural pillars or columns into cabinets and cooling system in this installation.

    NEWS M2M wireless manufacturer acquired! - United Wireless Ltd. has been acquired by Stadium Group Plc. United specialises in the design and manufacture of M2M wireless solutions that support wireless connectivity between devices across wireless technology, primarily cellular networks.

29/7/2014
    NEWS Select your panel meters, controllers etc on your iPad! - The 2014 Catalog App of 40 year old Precision Digital Corp for iPad has just been announced. This interactive app contains all the specifications and connection drawings from Precision Digital's print catalogue in a smartly designed, easy-to-navigate interface for salespeople, OEMs, and end users.
    People Steve Willis
    Steve Willis has been appointed Chief Executive of Intellitect Water.

    PRODUCT Power semiconductor ATE system. - The new Intepro SemTest automated test system is the ideal solution for reliability and extended lifetime testing of Power Semiconductors including IGBT, MOSFET, SCR, Diode and Bipolar parts and modules.

    PRODUCT Industrial M2M router! - The eWON Flexy is the world's first modular industrial M2M router that allows OEMs and system integrators to link remote devices in an environment where communication technologies are constantly changing (2G, 3G, 4G, WiFi,...) and to communicate universally with the most varied field equipment.

    APPLICATION Sensors for world's deepest immersed tunnel! - Mantracourt Electronics tells us that its SGA load cell amplifiers are being used within the monitoring systems of the Marmaray Project, a major new rail tunnel project in Turkey.

28/7/20134
    PRODUCT Accelerating development of smart, power-efficient IoT applications!BLOG - Wzzard from B&B is an easy to use, complete wireless sensor connectivity platform for the rapid deployment of scalable, intelligent, reliable Internet of Things (IoT) networking in remote and demanding environments.

    PRODUCT Coriolis flowmeter family for customers with medium to large flow rates! - Extending the accuracy and reliability of Micro Motion® ELITE® flowmeters to a range of high flow applications including gas and liquid custody transfer, process unit material balances in refineries, and critical chemical feedstock measurements.

    NEWS FDT test site accredited! - The FDT Group has recently accredited KROHNE Messtechnik GmbH, Duisburg (D), as official FDT Test Site for FDT DTM certification.

    PRODUCT New range of function generators! - The new Yokogawa FG400 Series is a range of arbitrary/function generators that combine intuitive operation with comprehensive sweep and modulation facilities.

    PRODUCT PXI embedded controller with 4th generation Intel Core i7 Processor! - Their new PXIe-3985, its highest performing 3U PXIe embedded controller has been released by AdLink.

    PRODUCT HMI simplifies geeky PID control! - CD Automation's REVO-TC is a single loop temperature control and power solution that dramatically reduces wiring costs and cabinet size. The REVO TC combines a PID temperature controller, solid state relay (thyristor), quick blow fuse protection and current monitoring, all in a compact single loop package.

    PRODUCT Wireless gives gives bearings advantage! - SKF has joined the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute. Since its inception in 1907, SKF has specialised in crafting cutting-edge technology solutions for industrial markets.

25/7/2014
    NEWS Developing a TUS sSolution! - Ocean Data Systems has been selected by Yokogawa to develop a specialised Thermal Uniformity Survey (TUS) reporting solution to accompany their broad range of data recorder products.

    PRODUCT Flowmeters for ultrapure applications! - The carefully engineered design, and top quality materials of construction of Blue-White’s Metal-Free Flowmeters, makes them well suited to applications where no metals can enter the fluid path, such as UltraPure, DI Water and highly corrosive applications.

    PRODUCT HMIs with multi-touch function and gesture control! - Improved user-friendliness, expanded functionalities, high cost-efficiency and optimum integration in Mitsubishi Electric’s Automation portfolio – these are the features of the new GOT2000 HMI series from Mitsubishi Electric Europe.

    PRODUCT Single-loop controllers with improved display is easier to read and maintain! - Yokogawa has enhanced its YS1000 series single-loop controllers with a new TFT (thin-film transistor) LCD featuring improved display characteristics and a design that facilitates easy maintenance.

    PRODUCT Power supply delivers 1,000W at -40°C! - Excelsys Technologies has a new powerPac model in its popular XF series of high reliability, ruggedised COTS modular power supplies.

    PRODUCT Pressure control solution for offshore hydraulic power unit applications - Emerson Process Management has released the TESCOM 50-4000 series regulators. The 50-4000 series is engineered to provide accurate and consistent pressure control performance for the subsea wellhead control system, even in the most demanding ultra-deep water installations.

    PRODUCT Versatile RFID transponders for optimal performance! - The new Ha-VIS RFID VT 86 (HT) from Harting is an RFID transponder that combines robustness, a high protection class and resistance to the effects of high temperatures and chemicals and to achieve optimal performance in difficult environments.

24/7/2014
    People Scott Saunders
    Scott Saunders has been named Chief Executive Officer of Moore Industries-International.
    NEWS Fieldbus communication with HART! - The Boards of Directors of the Fieldbus Foundation and the HART® Communication Foundation have approved unifying the two Foundations into a new industry organisation dedicated to the needs of intelligent devices and their integration in the world of Process Automation.
23/7/2014
    PRODUCT High-torque Ethernet servo motor drives - ABB has enhanced its ranges of servomotor drives for the Ethernet-based motion control systems market with variants that can substantially increase the speed of machinery and automation systems while also reducing bill-of-materials cost.

    PRODUCT Cameras for use in extended temperature areas! - Stemmer Imaging has a range of cameras and accessories in its portfolio which are capable of handling temperatures outside the conventional ranges and can offer advice on the best solution for employing vision systems in such conditions.

22/7/2014 21/7/2014
    NEWS Celebrating twenty years abnormality!BLOG - This year the Abnormal Situation Management (ASM®) Consortium is celebrating 20 years of thought leadership in the process industry

    PRODUCT Integrated production control system with enhanced alarm and batch functions - The just released CENTUM® VP R5.04, is an enhanced version of Yokogawa's flagship integrated production control system. This new CENTUM release features enhanced alarm and batch functions.

    EVENTS European industry in transition! - ARC Advisory Group is organizing their European Industry Forum (EIF) in Amsterdam (NL) on March 4-5, 2015. The event will focus on the "European Industry in Transition: The Information Driven Enterprise in a Connected World".

    PRODUCT Conductivity and temperature at a glance! - Baumer is expanding its CombiSeries to include a new conductivity sensor. CombiLyz is the name of the newest sensor, which was developed primarily for precise analysis and differentiation of media in the food and pharmaceutical industries and in water treatment technology.

    APPLICATION Safe lithium-ion batteries in China! - Major manufacturers of Lithium-Ion batteries in China have chosen the S4000RS and S8000 Integrale precision chilled mirror hygrometers to monitor environmental conditions in their production facilities.

18/7/2014
    NEWS Agreement signed! - Diversified Technologies (DTI) has recently signed an agreement with SigmaPhi Accelerator Technologies of Vannes (F). They will be working together on systems for the next generation of particle accelerators.
17/7/2014
    PRODUCT Module helps engineers develop embedded systems faster, with less risk! - The NI SOM has been launched by National Instruments (NI). It combines the Xilinx Zynq All Programmable system on a chip (SoC) with supporting components such as memory on a small PCB and features a complete middleware solution and ready-to-go Linux-based real-time operating system (RTOS) already integrated.

    Video Fault-tolerant fieldbus system - MooreHawke, a division of Moore Industries, has released a new video highlighting its TRUNKSAFE Fault-Tolerant Fieldbus System.

16/7/2014
    NEWS Formal recognition of an ISCI CRT Tool! - The FFR Raven (Japanese) for ICS is now recognised as an approved CRT (Communication Robustness Testing) tool for ISASecure control systems certification programs.

    APPLICATION Real-time railway bearing monitoring by wireless! - LPRS, recently nominated as one of Europe's top five wireless system design houses and manufacturer of short-range radio devices, is supplying their market leading easyRadio Advanced (eRA) wireless modules to Perpetuum Ltd for a sensor system which enables users to predict failure of rotating components including wheel bearings and gearboxes on railway trains.

    PRODUCT Gigabit power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) injectors! - Red Lion Controls has added the N-Tron series Gigabit 1000-POE+ Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) injectors to its industrial networking solutions portfolio.

    PRODUCT Installing photoelectric sensors a breeze! - The new generation of photoelectric sensors in the BOS 6K series from Balluff is absolutely ideal for setting new benchmarks in the compact class. Its small 31.5 x 19.5 x 10.8 mm dimensions not only make it the perfect response to tight spaces in compact machines

    NEWS Secure production control system! - Yokogawa's CENTUM® VP production control system has obtained the ISASecure® Embedded Device Security Assurance (EDSA) certification from the ISA Security Compliance Institute (ISCI)

15/7/2014 14/7/2014
    NEWS Modest component growth predicted in Britain!BLOG - British distributors expect modest growth later in the year, even though growth in the Britain and Ireland electronic components markets remains lacklustre, according to the May market statistics released by the Electronic Components Supply Network (ECSN), the professional community for the electronic component supply chain.

    EVENTS Major water/wastewater event in November - The organisers of WWEM 2014, the international Water, Wastewater and Environmental Monitoring conference and exhibition, have announced the details of the Conferences that will take place at the Telford International Centre (GB), 5-6th November.

    NEWS Oil & Gas sevice company joins cubersecurity body- Aramco Services Company, the North American-based services division of Saudi Aramco, the state oil company of Saudi Arabia, has joined the ISA Security Compliance Institute.

    PRODUCT IS Connectors - The new Han(R) Ex range of connectors from Harting meet all the requirements for the implementation of high-quality connectivity solutions in application areas with explosion protection requirements.

    2,500 enhancements to on-line sales presence! - The first major upgrade to the Anglia Live online sales environment includes a fast search feature which halves the search time, comprehensive forward and back ordering facilities, volume contract pricing and the facility to search suppliers' full database of parts including parts not currently stocked by Anglia.

    PRODUCT Quietly cooling! - Rittal's 'Blue e' cooling units are usually found controlling the temperature within enclosures in workshops or on shop floors in the industrial sector where noise level is largely irrelevant as they cannot be heard above other equipment in these noisy environments.

    Video Industrial Wireless LAN in 20 seconds. - Siemens have released a WLAN video "Wireless LAN in Industry" is a brief, playful way of encouraging viewers to find out more about wireless communication in industry.

11/7/2014 10/7/2010 9/7/2014
    PRODUCT Hub has diagnostic function! - PROFIBUS Ireland is to launch a brand-new product known as the ProfiHub B5+RD. It is the first ProfiHub that comes with a built-in PROFIBUS DP slave to forward diagnostic data to a PLC.
    People Daniel Duncan
    Daniel L. Duncan has just become the Chief Operating Officer of Yokogawa Corporation of America.

    NEWS Distributor of components in Ireland & Britain! - Anglia Components have been appointed as Ireland and Britain distributor for the passive component range of Samsung Electro Mechanics (SEM).

    PRODUCT Vibrating fork level switch - Rosemount® 2120 level switch gains new features and approvals for greater installation flexibility and improved plant safety

    NEWS Open Wi-Fi on the train! - We find this a boom as we use the trains frequently though super-fast is not always the description we would use to describe it, nevertheless it is usable and useful.

    NEWS Partnership promotes automated report generation! - Ocean Data Systems has announced that B-SCADA has joined the Dream Report "Proven Partner" program and is recommending Dream Report as their solution for automated report generation.

    PRODUCT Slim power supply units! - Siemens has launched two particularly slim, powerful and energy-efficient power supply units in the shape of the new Sitop PSU8200 5 A and 10 A.

    PRODUCT Multi-channel pyrometer system with data logging! - The new PM180 touch screen pyrometer hub from Calex Electronics provides temperature measurement, configuration, alarm display and data logging for up to 6 non-contact infrared temperature sensors, and may be connected to other PM180 units as part of a larger system.

    International automation co-operation at London symposium! - Collaborating with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), the International Society of Automation (ISA) highlighted the latest developments, technologies and trends in instrumentation, process measurement and control through expert-led technical sessions, paper presentations and training courses at its 60th International Instrumentation Symposium in London (GB) last month.

    Energy efficiency portal! - Fluke has developed an Energy Efficiency portal on its web site to help maintenance professionals understand ways to manage energy efficiency in a facility in order to save money.

    Research & EducationInvesting in the future! - Contract Electronics Manufacturer, EC Electronics is investing in its workforce of the future with training and apprenticeship programmes to ensure its customer and manufacturing services are of a consistently high standard as the company grows.

8/7/2014
    Research & EducationSupporting manufacturing research training! - WEG aims to supply students with a deeper knowledge of Electrical Engineering by providing equipment and services to the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) Training Centre.

    PRODUCT Conductivity and temperature at a glance! - Baumer is expanding its CombiSeries to include a new conductivity sensor. CombiLyz is the name of the newest sensor, which was developed primarily for precise analysis and differentiation of media in the food and pharmaceutical industries and in water treatment technology.

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7/7/2014 4/7/2014
    PRODUCT Scada software goes mobile! - Siemens has extended the range of functions of the Simatic WinCC Scada software in its latest Version 7.3 and added the Simatic WinCC/WebUX V7.3 option package for mobile applications.
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