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30/7/2015

    PRODUCT It's not a Cable, It's an Antenna!BLOG - Keith Blodorn of ProSoft Technology, tells us there are several conditions in industrial communication systems where using a radiating cable as an antenna offers major benefits.

    APPLICATION Providng building owners with real-time data from their buildings! - Processcomponent in Sweden has found a way to quickly connect M-Bus sensors to the OptoEMU Energy Monitoring System. By using the Anybus M-Bus to Modbus-TCP gateway from HMS, they can provide building owners with real-time data from their buildings so they can do monitoring, logging and invoicing.

    PRODUCT USB enabled motor controller. - Ealing Catalog has introduced a new USB enabled motor controller can control up to two open or closed loop DC servo motors.

    APPLICATION Testing access barriers. - Yokogawa’s PX8000 Precision Power Scope is playing a key part in production tests being carried out by Magnetic Autocontrol Group of Schopfheim, (D): a major global supplier of vehicle and pedestrian access barriers for installations as diverse as access barriers at Frankfurt Airport, the Paris Metro ticket control systems and the Kuala Lumpur Petronas Twin Towers.

    PRODUCT Protecting IoT &embedded devices against cyber-attack - Floodgate Security Manager (FSM ), a security management software suite specifically designed to protect IoT and embedded devices against cyber-attack has been launched by Icon Labs.

    PRODUCT Absolute feedback systems for efficient drives. - The BML series from Balluff offers rugged, precise and quick absolute position and angle measurement systems, which are ideal for installation or direct integration into drive and positioning systems.

29/7/2015
    PRODUCT Multi-parameter analysers with fieldbus interfaces! - Knick's Stratos series analyzers for pH level, conductivity and dissolved oxygen measurements are widely used in the chemical industry, in process engineering, power plant technology, and the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sector due to their exceptional versatility, high reliability and full-fledged compatibility with conventional sensor types (analog, digital, Memosens).
28/7/2015
PeopleJustin Barker
AcSoft has appointed Justin Barker as its new Sales Manager.
    PRODUCT Enabling innovation for Industrie 4.0. - The close networking of automation components, machines, systems, and IT systems needed for this, including across locations or even between different companies, is only possible with standardised and integrated communication. In recent years, PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) has brought about numerous developments that meet these requirements.

    Research & Education Control training course for Scotland. - Registration is now open for the Advanced Control Systems Training Course being held on the 22nd - 25th September 2015 in Glasgow City Centre (GB). This four day training course will introduce control systems design techniques for applications that are severely nonlinear, requiring control that is more advanced than classical PID.

    PRODUCT Wide-area plant network deployment simplified! - A Wi-Fi access point that connects WirelessHART® sensors to the control network has been introduced by Emerson. Jointly developed as an integral part of Cisco's IoT Systems, the 1552WU Gateway is a fully-featured mesh access point that simplifies Wi-Fi and WirelessHART installations,

27/7/2015
    PeopleDaniel Seiler
    The executive board of IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH has appointed Daniel Seiler as CEO.
    NEWS Larger facility for high level of service! - Power conversion specialists Ideal Power Ltd have moved to a larger facility to ensure continued high levels of customer support as the company's sales grow and to accommodate their expanding telesales team.

    PRODUCT Multiphysics software speeds the optimisation of electrical machines. - A powerful new version of the Opera electromagnetic and multiphysics design software has been launched by Cobham Technical Services.

    APPLICATION Protecting fragile portable instruments! - GB Wild Water Racing (WWR) have chosen to transport their timing equipment, to and from races throughout Britain & Europe, in the safety of a Nanuk portable waterproof protective case from Leafield.

24/7/2015
    PRODUCT SIL2-certified wireless gas detection system for LNG facility! - Yokogawa and GasSecure AS, a Dräger owned company, announce the delivery of the world's first SIL2-certified wireless gas detection system for use at an LNG facility in Northern Europe.

    Publication Moisture calibration subject of new e-books. - Michell Instruments has issued two e-books which cover different aspects of humidity and moisture calibration. The e-books are available for free from Michell's website.
    People
    Bob Swanson and Bob Dobkin
    Bob Swanson and Bob Dobkin, co-founders of Linear Technology, have received the EDN and EE Times ACE Lifetime Achievement Award.

23/7/2015 22/7/2015
    NEWS New member for ICSI. - Bedrock Automation has become a member with the ISA Security Compliance Institute (ISCI). This is the latest in a growing number of companies to support the ISASecure® Cyber Security Conformance Scheme.

    NEWS Optical & wireless comms laboratory. - Tektronix, and IRCICA, a major French research laboratory, have opened a new optical and wireless communications innovation laboratory at the University of Lille (F).

    PRODUCT Proportional valve with an external sensor input. - A new proportional valve VPPX with an external sensor input has been launched by Festo. It offers users improved performance, maximum flexibility and excellent process quality.

    PRODUCT Positions available in supplier to environment & occupational health sectors. - Leading designer and manufacturer of gas detection equipment for the environment and occupational health, Ion Science has announced a recruitment drive across a number of departments at its facility in Fowlmere, Cambridgeshire (GB) as a result of recent growth.

    PRODUCT Precision liquid injection! - The CHEM-PRO® M series diaphragm metering pump from Blue-White, is engineered and designed for precision liquid injection in municipal water treatment applications, exceeds industry standards.

21/7/2015 20/7/2015
    PRODUCT Entrained Gas Managementnow available for twin straight tube Coriolis flowmeters. - The OPTIMASS 1400 and OPTIMASS 2400 with the new signal converter MFC 400 has been introduced by Krohne. Thereby, the Entrained Gas Management EGM feature is now available for the twin straight tube sensors, providing no loss of measurement with gas entrainment up to 100%.

    PRODUCT Ethernet switches permit flexible communication. - Siemens is expanding its range of managed Industrial Ethernet switches with a new product line. The cost-effective Layer 2 Scalance XB-200 switches provide high data rates up to 100 Mbps and a multitude of functions.

    NEWS Radiometer/ Photometers range to be discontinued! - As a result of G&H Instruments' continuing effort to optimise the value and performance of their instrumentation solutions, we announce the immediate discontinuation of the OL 730 Radiometer/Photometer Series.

    PRODUCT CO2 Detector launched! - Oldham has launched the CTX 300 CO2 detectorThe CTX 300 is a 4-20 mA analog detector designed for industrial applications in areas without explosion hazard classifications.

16/7/2015
    APPLICATION Drives help stretch handling & palletising machines to the limit! - Render Technology, a specialist in the manufacture of end-of-line handling and palletising machines for the packaging market, has switched its drives partner to Emerson.
    PeopleRob Hardy
    SEAL Analytical has announced the appointment of Rob Hardy as Sales Manager in Britain.

    PRODUCT Data analysis and report generation software enhanced! - Ocean Data Systems (ODS) advises that their Dream Report version 4.64 is now available. This release is primarily focused on OEM partner enhancements for Schneider Electric, GE Intelligent Platforms, Mitsubishi and Yokogawa, but it also delivers feature and productivity enhancements to benefit all existing customers.

    PRODUCT Set-up of automated cells made simple. - Sinumerik 828 controllers from Siemens offer a simple solution for connecting robots to machine tools. This represents an integral part of automated production cells set-up.

    PRODUCT Ex position switch with analogue output. - The steute business division Extreme presents its Ex HS 98 position switch. The difference between it and other position switches in the extensive steute range for explosive environments is that this switch does not work with conventional "on-off" technology. Instead, it emits an analogue signal which corresponds to the position of the actuator or plunger.

15/7/2015
    APPLICATION VOC monitoring keep things on track!BLOG - Award-winning geotechnical company, BAMRitchies Limited, is using an Ion Science handheld Tiger photoionisation detector (PID) for nightly monitoring of volatile organic compound (VOCs) concentrations during on-site headspace testing of contaminated soil samples on railway contracts.
    PeopleCraig_Day
    Craig Day is Product Specialist to support the introduction of Quantitech's tuneable diode laser absorption spectroscopy (TDLAS) technologies in Britain & Ireland.

    PRODUCT F-ROM in the process industries. - A hazardous area Remote I/O solution for the "Foundation for Remote Operations Management (F-ROM)" of the Fieldbus Foundation (now a member of the FieldComm Group) has been introduced by R. Stahl in co-operation with Softing.

    PRODUCT Enhanced Rugged+ TFT display delivers high temperature performance. - The TX18D205VM0BAA, from KOE, features the latest generation of IPS (in-plane switching) technology, WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) resolution and a 15:9 wide aspect ratio, improved optical performance and an extended operating temperature range.

14/7/2015
    video Setting up a limit switch. - Thomson Industries has released a new educational video to help design engineers to setup a limit switch correctly with a Thomson linear unit.

    EVENTS Brisk pre-registration for water & wastewater sympsium! - The International Society of Automation (ISA) tells us that pre-registration activity for the 2015 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls (WWAC) Symposium has been brisk.

    PRODUCT Bi-directional flow sensors. - The MFC2030 Bi-Directional Flow Sensor has been launched by Memsic. It is intended for a wide range of applications such as analytical instruments, anesthesia and other medical flow devices, process control, and natural gas measurement.

13/7/2015
    APPLICATION Software expertise in a keg! - Huber Packaging Group GmbH in Germany, needs to respond with the utmost flexibility to seasonal fluctuations and wideranging customer tastes. This is a challenge the design department has met using the Solid Edge portfolio from Siemens PLM Software. Simple operation and supplementary programs provide valuable support to the company's metal packaging development engineers.
    PeopleClive Martell
    Renishaw has appointed Clive Martell MSc, CEng, MIET as Head of Global Additive Manufacturing.

    PRODUCT Simple multi-point temperature monitoring. - The PyroMiniBus, a simple system of infrared temperature sensors and interface modules designed to make multi-point industrial temperature monitoring easier and more affordable, has been launched by Calex Electronics Ltd.

    NEWS I/O connectors distribution in Britain announced! - MH Connectors has concluded a distribution agreement with Azcon CSL Ltd., a high-service distributor broadly specialising in electro mechanical technologies.

    PRODUCT Connecting industrial outstations inexpensively and securely. - Siemens enables telecontrol applications based on the Sinaut ST7 telecontrol protocol with the new CP 1243-8 IRC communication processor. The new communication processor makes it possible to connect Simatic S7-1200 controllers as outstations (remote terminal units/RTUs) to higher-level ST7 stations with minimum effort and low costs.

    PRODUCT Complete pressure portfolio. - With the release of the OPTIBAR series, KROHNE extends its range of process instrumentation to include pressure measurement.During ACHEMA 2015, a complete portfolio for process pressure, hydrostatic pressure and differential pressure was unveiled.

    PRODUCT Explosion-proof HVAC system for process control system cabinets. - Intertec has developed an innovative ATEX-compliant HVAC system that provides a complete all-in-one climate control and personnel safety solution for walk-in style process analytical instrumentation shelters.

    PeopleDan Coruz
    Servomex has appointed Dan Coruz as General Manager - Europe, Middle East, Africa and India (EMEAI).
10/7/2015
    PRODUCT Diaphragm valve with integral pneumatic actuator! - GF Piping Systems adds the new diaphragm valve type 604/605 with integrated pneumatic actuator to its extensive product range.

    Web Site Home and factory automation online. - Mouser Electronics, Inc. has announced a new update to its Industrial Applications Site by featuring new resources devoted to the popular topic of home and factory automation.

    PRODUCT Modern .NET interface for developing applications that control and communicate with control systems. - Industrial automation manufacturer Opto 22 has announced its new .NET Controller Software Development Kit (SDK) for writing custom Microsoft Windows software applications that communicate directly with Opto 22 SNAP PAC controllers.

    PRODUCT Precise and fast! - In modern production processes, two things are critical: precision and speed. Time-based IOs such as Siemens' technology module TM Timer DIDQ enable microsecond- accurate signal acquisition and/or output based on accurate time information. As of now, these modules can also be configured using Simotion Scout and Simotion Scout TIA, increasing productivity and at the same time saving costs.

    PRODUCT Trace moisture analyser. - Michell Instruments has launched its new trace moisture analyzer - the QMA401 - featuring the latest generation of quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) sensor and designed to provide consistently accurate measurements of trace moisture.

9/7/2015
    EVENTS Important Food and Pharma event scheduled for Ireland in 2016. - 160 professionals within the automation and control field and the pharmaceuticals and food industries will gather in Dublin (IRL) next March to explore solutions to the critical challenges relating to automation in food processing and drug manufacture and distribution.

    PRODUCT Tunable diode laser (TDL) gas analyser for ammonia launched! - The SERVOTOUGH MiniLaser Ammonia has been launched by Servomex. This is the world's smallest cross-stack Tunable Diode Laser (TDL) gas analyzer and only TDL analyzer specifically optimized for NH3 measurement.

    PRODUCT Humidity & temperature transmitters with BACnet interface. - The EE210 and EE160 transmitters from E+E Elektronik are designed for highly accurate measurement of relative humidity and temperature. Both are now available with a BACnet MS/TP interface for easy integration into a network or bus system for modern building automation.

    PRODUCT Harvesting wireless switches in production. - Energy harvesting wireless switches for industrial applications from CHERRY are now available in two standard versions: a rocker switch for actuation by hand or a snap-action switch for mechanical actuation typically by a machine as limit switch or position switch.

8/7/2015
    PRODUCT Light force switch for pressure applications. - Microprecision Electronics SA is now offering a new variation of its MP500 sealed subminiature micro switch for this type of application.

    PRODUCT Round touchscreen. - andersDX has unveiled new round TFT touch screens aimed specifically at the growing market for wearable electronics, especially in the healthcare and fitness sectors.

    PRODUCT AC load bank. - Intepro Systems has introduced the PEL Regenerative AC Electronic Load Bank. Built around a 60 kVA chassis, the system can be paralleled for higher power requirements.

    PRODUCT Custom connectors and cable assemblies! - Intelliconnect's extensive in-house design experience and components enables the company to respond to customer enquires within 48 hours and begin production immediately on acceptance of design specifications.

    EVENTS Addressing design challenges. - Anglia Components, Analog Devices and Honeywell Sensing & Control on (stand E27) are exhibiting an extensive array of solutions for the addressing the key challenges in creating environmental monitoring solutions.

6/7/2015
PeopleMelba Crawford
Emerson Process Management has appointed Constantijn Tsiris as General Manager, The Netherlands.
    APPLICATION New monitoring network for Scottish ports!BLOG - Following a competitive tendering process Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL), which owns many of the ferries, ports and harbours in the west of Scotland, procured a network of 15 tide and weather stations from instrumentation specialist OTT Hydrometry. The new monitoring equipment provides live data on port conditions to enable the ferry sailing decisions to be made in a timely manner.

    PRODUCT Compact time converter for reliable operation in harsh environments! - Siemens has expanded its portfolio of rugged network components with the Ruggedcom RMC8388 - a cost effective compact time converter designed to operate in harsh environments with widely varying climatic and environmental conditions.

    PRODUCT The world's most accurate and stable power analyser! - Yokogawa has enhanced its WT3000 precision power analyser to produce the WT3000E: the most accurate and stable power analyser in the world.

3/7/2015 2/7/2015
    PeopleMelba Crawford
    Dr Melba Crawford has been elected to Headwall's Board of Directors.
    NEWS Focus on home and factory automation. - Mouser Electronics, Inc. is teaming up with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara and a group of visionaries in the home and factory automation industry, including Insteon, AiroCorp, TE Connectivity, and Factory Automation Systems, to announce an exciting new Home and Factory Automation Series.

    PRODUCT Pinch valves for optimised processes. - Festo has launched a new pneumatic pinch valve - the VZQA - which provides reliable control and shut off in food and drink production processes.

    PRODUCT Software tool for the centralised management of large amounts of data! - Version R3.20 of its Plant Resource Manager (PRM) software tool for the centralised management of large amounts of data from plant monitoring and control devices and manufacturing equipment has been released by Yokogawa.

1/7/2015
    PRODUCT Debut for emissions & pressure sensors and signal amplifiers. - Kistler Instruments are showing three new products at the Sensors & Instrumentation Show 2015 (Sept) in Birmingham (GB); acoustic emission sensors, high sensitivity miniature pressure sensors and a signal amplifier for both piezoelectric and voltage output sensors.
    PeopleWayne Derbyshire
    Wayne Derbyshire is the new Sales Director EMEA Stadium United Wireless.

    Research & Education Integrated industrial cybersecurity courses and certificate programs. - Building on its global leadership in industrial cybersecurity and its commitment to help prepare a new generation of workers capable of preventing potentially catastrophic cyberattacks, the International Society of Automation (ISA) has introduced an expanded suite of industrial automation and control system (IACS) cybersecurity training, including three new technical training courses with associated certificate programs.

    NEWS Vertical integration of production plants & #ERP systems for consistent Industrie 4.0 infrastructures. - A close collaboration has begun between COPA-DATA and COSMO CONSULT, the leading pan-European Microsoft Partner for the enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

    PRODUCT Plug-in DC modules for reactive loads. - The Reactive Load powerMod series of plug-in DC output modules that are optimized for driving DC motors and other reactive loads has been introduced by Excelsys Technologies.

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30/6/2015 29/6/2015
    Research & Education Demand for IoT testing and monitoring equipment.BLOG - As the escalating number of connected devices adds breadth to the IoT concept, solutions that can proactively monitor, test and zero in on anomalies in the infrastructure will garner a sustained customer base. The incorporation of new testing and wireless standards will broaden testing requirements and further aid development in IoT testing and monitoring equipment. (Frost & Sullivan Report)

    NEWS UHF RFID integration system gains European certification. - Harting's Ha-VIS Middleware, which provides easy and flexible integration of UHF RFID readers into plant-wide projects, has become the first system of its type to successfully fulfil the official certification process of the GS1® EPCglobal® standard.

    PRODUCT Dual DC socket proves 2 into 1 will go! - The patented "Dual DC" socket from Cliff Electronics, leaders in the design, development and manufacture of connectors, offers designers a single power socket which is suitable for use in both USA and rest of the world markets.

    PRODUCT Energy harvesting switch evaluation kit. - Cherry Industrial Solutions has released an updated Evaluation Kit 2.0 to demonstrate their market leading Energy Harvesting Switch Technology.

    PRODUCT Process gas analysers. - Quantitech has launched a new range of process gas analysers based on tuneable diode laser absorption spectroscopy (TDLAS).

    PRODUCT Carbon Dioxide analysers! - The new CTX 300 CO2 detector, from Oldham, is a 4-20 mA analog detector designed for industrial applications in areas without explosion hazard classifications.

26/6/2015 25/6/2015
    PRODUCT Rugged single board computer. - GE Energy Management's Intelligent Platforms has announced the SBC347A rugged 3U OpenVPX single board computer (SBC). Based on the latest 'Broadwell' processor technology from Intel®, it delivers higher performance and greater functionality than previous generations of SBC while maintaining the same power envelope.
24/6/2015
    EVENTS Longest running industry event maintains its momentum - More than 5,000 attendees flooded the Long Beach Convention Center from June 9-11 to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Sensors Expo & Conference.

    PRODUCT Flat panels and panel PCs. - 19-inch widescreen Flat Panels and Panel PCs with all-round IP65 protection are the latest addition to the Siemens glass-front portfolio.

    NEWS Driving strengths in robotics research & engineering in Britain. - Britain's ability to develop and exploit the vast potential of Robotics and Autonomous Systems was given a major boost today with the formal launch of The EPSRC UK Robotics and Autonomous Systems Network (UK-RAS Network).

    PRODUCT 4-20mA DC clamp meter. - A Current Clamp Meter measuring 4-20mA DC that wirelessly relays measurements has been added by Fluke to the other Fluke Connect™ enabled master units or the Fluke Connect mobile App.

    NEWS Coriolis and vortex flowmeters - Emerson’s Rosemount 8800 Vortex Flowmeters have been certified to the ASME B31.1 Emerson's Micro Motion Coriolis and Rosemount 8800 Vortex Flowmeters have been certified to the ASME B31.1 Power Piping design standards, in addition to the existing B31.3 Process Piping design standard.

23/6/2015
    PRODUCT Energy harvesting switches. - Cherry's innovative wireless and battery-less Energy Harvesting Technology provides effective control solutions for countless applications in almost every market sector including industrial and building automation, smart home and medical.

    NEWS High efficiency PSU distribution in Britain! - Astute Electronics is to join the distribution network of Excelsys. Astute will distribute solutions from Excelsys Technologies to customers in the Military, Security, Communication and Defence Industries throughout Britain.

    PRODUCT CO2 detector. - The OLCT 10N is a digital detector from Oldham, designed for commercial or industrial use in ATEX zone 2 environments or areas without explosion hazard classifications.

    EVENTS Event for petroleum & environment! - PEFTEC 2015, the international petroleum, refining and environmental event (Antwerp 18th-19th November), is set to become a major date in the diaries of anyone involved in the testing, analysis and monitoring of downstream oil products and petrochemicals.

    PRODUCT In-Chassis PROFIBUS® Interface at the price of a Gateway - ProSoft Technology’s new PROFIBUS DPV1 Master and Slave modules for CompactLogix™ gives the convenience and functionality of an in-chassis PROFIBUS® interface at the cost of a gateway

    APPLICATION Fascinating! Steering wheel that keeps you awake! - The innovative SensoFoil sensing technology now can measure sensitivity in addition to position according to a release from Hoffmann-Krippner Inc., in cooperation with Guttersberg Consulting.

    PRODUCT Tiny wireless switches! - The outstanding feature of .steute's new RF 13 wireless switchgear series is immediately obvious: they are extremely compact in their design.

22/6/2015
    PRODUCT Higher-precision pressure transmitters. - By adding the newly developed Sitrans P310 and P410 to the Basic and Advanced segments and the proven Sitrans P500 in the Premium segment, Siemens is now able to offer the right device class to address every conceivable measurement requirement.

    PRODUCT OEE improvement through live monitoring of packaging lines! - In the future, Werum's KPI tool will be available as a standalone product solution for lean implementation with packaging machines of Mediseal and Dividella. KPIs such as Availability, Effectiveness and Quality are displayed together with the resulting OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) in real time and right where they are generated.

    PRODUCT Voltage proving tool. - Fluke has introduced a new battery powered electronic voltage source that sources both AC and DC voltages for test tool verification.

    PRODUCT Valve Sizing Software! - New sizing software for Research Control® Valves (RCV) as been introduced by Badger Meter. This software will adapt to the unique process requirements of a plant and guides specifiers through selecting the right control valve for any project.

    PRODUCT 500W switch mode power supply. - Stadium Power now have the AQF500 series of ultra compact high efficiency 500 watt switch mode power supplies with Active PFC available.

19/6/2015
    PRODUCT Flowmeter has no metals in the fluid path. - The F-462N Series flowmeters from Blue-White, feature metal-free wetted parts, making them ideal for use in many ultrapure applications, where contact with metal could contaminate the fluid.
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    EVENTS User conference for Orlando! - Following a successful 2014 conference held in Houston, (TX USA), Yokogawa Corporation of America is holding its 2016 Users Conference and Exhibition to be held October 3 - 6, 2016 in Orlando, (FL USA).

    PRODUCT New benchmark for standard valves!" - Festo has launched a new entry-level standard valve range, the VUVS series.

    PRODUCT Motor protection relays! - WEG has launched a new series of highly versatile and efficient electronic motor protection relays to help engineers cut stock management costs and simplify design processes whilst ensuring high reliability according to international standards.

    NEWS Environmental monitoring equipment distributorship in Ireland. - OTT Hydrometry has appointed NVM Ltd as exclusive distributor for Ireland. Based in Drogheda, NVM will be responsible for sales and service in Ireland with immediate effect.

    PRODUCT "The last piece of puzzle" in diagnosing & correcting faults in rotating equipment! - Emerson Process Management has enhanced its portable CSI 2140 Machinery Health Analyzer with a wireless interface to popular laser shaft alignment tools. This advance reduces two burdens − equipment and time − for operators performing vibration analysis and corrective tasks in the field.

    PRODUCT Weighing terminals! - Siemens is upgrading its weighing technology portfolio to include two complete packages for standalone applications: The new weighing terminals Siwarex WT231 for non-automatic scales and Siwarex WT241 for belt scales combine weighing electronics and touch panel in a single unit.

    PRODUCT Explosion proof linear actuator. - The Exlar® linear actuator line from Curtiss-Wright Corporation, has been expanded to include the EL120 explosion-proof linear actuators.

    PRODUCT System-wide automation development software. - The speed and efficiency of industrial control and machinery automation projects is enhanced significantly with a major new release of ABB's integrated development toolsuite.

    PRODUCT Industrial Ethernet switches with PoE+. - Harting has extended its Ha-VIS eCon range of industrial Ethernet Switches by incorporating high-performance Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) for the supply of power to industrial devices such as vision camera on production lines.

    PRODUCT Current clamp meter! - Fluke has introduced a Current Clamp Meter measuring up to 2000A DC that wirelessly relays measurements to other Fluke Connect™ enabled master units at a safe distance.

    NEWS Heat monitoring system to portfolio added to range! - Svantek has joined forces with LSI Lantem to become distributor in Britain for the Italian company's newly-launched Heat Shield.

    PRODUCT Diaphragm valve with pneumatic actuator. - GF Piping Systems has added the new diaphragm valve type 604/605 with integrated pneumatic actuator to its product range.

18/6/2015
    NEWS Valve deliveries improved! - Effective immediately, Badger Meter has established a new lead time of two weeks for Research Control® Valves (RCV) within their broad standard offering - a reduction of more than 50 percent.

    PRODUCT Intrinsically safe Ethernet standardisation. - Working with the German National Metrology Institute (PTB), R. STAHL, Siemens and other partners are determined to turn Ethernet suitable for deployment in hazardous areas into reality.

17/6/2015
    EVENTS Truck on safety, tours Ireland. - The Siemens Safety Truck is touring in Ireland and presenting customers and potential users to listen to their expert team presenting on a variety of safety issues covering both discrete manufacturing and the process industries.

    EVENTS Registration for water & wastewater symposium! - Early bird registration deadline for 2015 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium extended!

16/6/2015
    PRODUCT Dust & aerosol monitors! - Ashtead Technology's comprehensive range of portable dust and aerosol monitors is now available in a variety of flexible rent or purchase schemes.

    PRODUCT Easy safety identification labels! - The new Brady Workstation enables users to create safety signs, CLP labels, pipe markers and Lockout/Tagout procedure visualisations in just a few clicks.

    NEWS Recognised for excellence! - MCP has been awarded Centre-of-Excellence status by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) for providing high quality training courses for electrical installers and contractors.

    PRODUCT Importing of Symbols - The new version of Softing's dataFEED OPC Suite supports the direct import of symbols from Siemens TIA Portal projects.

    Publication Encyclopedia explores temperature measurements and nanomeasurements! - The 'Handbook of Thermometry and Nanothermometry' presents and explains of main catchwords in the field of temperature measurements and nanomeasurements.

    PRODUCT Controller portfolio for process industry - Siemens is continuing to develop its controller portfolio to handle sophisticated tasks in the process industry. Users of the flexibly configurable controllers, which offer a high level of security and availability, will therefore benefit from long-term investment protection.

    PRODUCT Complete EtherCAT Solution! - Adlink Technology has announced the release of their Adlink EtherCAT solution, consisting of the Talos-3012 IEC 61131-3-compliant automation controller and EPS Series time-deterministic I/O and motion control system.

    PRODUCT Moisture analysis! - Servomex has updated its DF-700 ultra-trace moisture analyzer range with new firmware and an improved user interface.

15/6/2015
    PRODUCT Line voltage regulator! - ABB has launched its line voltage regulator (LVR) product family for distribution networks that will boost reliability as grids receive more electricity from renewable energy installations.

    PRODUCT Containing wireless in process applications! - Intertec electromagnetically transparent GRP enclosures are ideal for field protection of wireless process monitoring instruments such as pressure, flow and level transmitters.

    PRODUCT Reliable moisture readings at sub ppm levels. - Michell Instruments has launched its latest quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) moisture analyzer for demanding process applications, where reliable and accurate readings of low moisture levels are critical.

12/6/2015
    White Paper Remote connectivity in IACS. - The Automation Federation has released a public report - commissioned on behalf of the Linking Oil and Gas Industry to Improve Cybersecurity (LOGIIC) - that studies the possible use of remote connectivity to systems in the industrial automation and control systems (IACS) environment for the purposes of monitoring and diagnostics.

    video 3D profiling of rubber seals - A new video from Stemmer Imaging shows how the LMI Gocator 2 Series 3D smart camera can be set up to carry out profiling of rubber seals to show if they are properly seated.

    PRODUCT Web operator panels with Level 4 ESD protection. - Unique in their class, the new WebOP-3070T/3100T/3120T from Advantech, have dual Level 4 Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) protection and fully meet IEC-61000 requirements.

    PRODUCT Precision infrared temperature sensor. - The PyroCube is a general-purpose pyrometer from Calex, with outstanding precision temperature measurement capabilities.

11/6/2015
    APPLICATION It's a wrap - for the bottles! - In Altavilla Vicentina (I), a Clever Sleever Machine places and shrink-wraps decorative sleeves on bottles at a rate of 18000 pieces per hour. That's five pieces per second. Read where ProSoft come into the picture!

    PRODUCT Wireless standard certification for 3 modules granted! - Three new products have been released by Yokogawa that have all successfully achieved ISA100 Wireless certification. The ISA100 Wireless certification provides assurance that the devices will interoperate in any ISA100 Wireless compliant network.

    PeopleScott Anderson
    Scott Anderson is the new president managing Emerson's Control Techniques business unit.

    NEWS Atmosphere sensor partnership programme launched. - Anaren has announced that it has launched a new Atmosphere Sensors Partnership Program that introduces a suite of proven sensor technologies and tools into Anaren's wireless connectivity ecosystem.

    PRODUCT High voltage artificial networks for conducted emission testing. - Teseq has introduced two high voltage artificial networks designed for conducted emission tests and line termination during susceptibility tests for components.

    PRODUCT On or off grid inverter in one unit! - CyboEnergy has released a groundbreaking On/Off Grid CyboInverter that can operate in either on-grid or off-grid mode, switching between the two modes automatically depending on the grid condition.

    Research & Education Automation training. - The International Society of Automation (ISA) has introduced three new courses for automation and instrumentation technicians.

    PRODUCT Analysers support higher speed serial transmissions. - Their new MP1861A MUX and MP1862A DEMUX modules for the MP1800A Signal Quality Analyser have been launched by Anritsu Corporation.

    NEWSSustainability certification for gas analysis vendor! - Servomex has achieved The Planet Mark sustainability certification through a commitment to reduce its carbon footprint by five per cent year on year.

10/6/2015
    PRODUCT Gigabit Ethernet industrial switches. - 18 new compact models have been added to Red Lion Controls' N-Tron® series NT24k™ managed Gigabit Ethernet industrial switch platform.
    PeopleSteve Drake
    Steve Drake has joined Ashtead Technology's Centre of Excellence for Non Destructive Testing as NDT Market Manager.

    PRODUCT Inertial measurement systems. - The INS380 has been added to the MEMSIC portfolio of Inertial Systems enabled with SmartSensing™ technology targeted to a broad range of precision motion sensing applications.

    PRODUCT Advanced analysis & characterization support for HDMI receiver testing! - Tektronix has expanded its portfolio of HDMI test solution with the addition of advanced analysis and characterization support for HDMI 2.0 receiver testing.

9/6/2015
    PRODUCT Exit buttons! - Stadium IGT have partnered with Acal BFi to create a range of break-through panel mounted illuminated exit switches offering the end user a choice of capacitive touch switch or electromechanical push button for actuation.

    PRODUCT Flow tuning excellence. - Kennametal Precision Surface Solutions® has announced EXTRUDE HONE™ MF PROGRESS™, the next generation of flow tuning and flow measurement featuring a flow targeting accuracy to +/-1% aimed at orifices 100-350 μm in parts less than 30 mm in diameter and flow rates up to 5 L/min.

    survey Customer retention in Ireland! - Beginning on the 9th of June, Endress+Hauser (Ireland) will be conducting a customer retention survey and they invite automation professionals and users to take part with their opinions. opinion!

    PRODUCT Next-generation platform for advanced control & estimation. - Yokogawa and Shell have jointly developed Platform for Advanced Control and Estimation, a software suite that speeds up and simplifies the process of designing, deploying, and maintaining advanced process control applications.

    PRODUCT Highly flexible temperature input modules - The new series 9482 temperature modules, from R. STAHL, provide by far the most versatile solution for remote I/O signal connection in hazardous areas. Featuring eight input channels that can be individually used for a variety of different intrinsically safe sensors.

    PRODUCT Sensor solutions for the Internet of Things & M2M - Hoffman+Krippner's unique SensoInk and SensoFoil intelligent sensing technologies can be used for Internet of Things applications such as process automation, position tracking and real time supply chain support.

    NEWS Spanish company joins #wireless group! - Spain-based Bitherm SL has joined the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute. Bitherm SA specializes in steam traps for steam and condensate networks.

    EVENTS Technical Conference to cover trends in Test & RF - Registration is now open for the Automated Test Summit 2015, hosted by National Instruments on Thursday 2nd July in Reading, (GB).

    PRODUCT When space is limited! - The new bearingless encoders MIR 10 by Baumer are the products to choose for position and speed feedback in limited installation space.

    PRODUCT Dual Range Pressure Calibrator for use in classified environments. - The new Fluke 721Ex, with IECEx and Atex Ex ia IIB T3 Gb (Zone 1) ratings, is available in 14 models and can be used with a Fluke 720RTD probe for temperature measurement.

    PRODUCT Density meter - The VIDA™ 80H by PAC is a fully automated reliable density analysis meter that works on an advanced osciallating stainless steel u-tube technology that offers an incredibly simple and easy approach to obtaining highly reliable density measurements.

8/6/2015
    PRODUCT Low maintenance humidity instruments! - Michell Instruments has released its latest range of relative humidity transmitters for industrial applications. As well as being flexible for use in a wide range of processes, the HygroSmart 280 & 290 series includes an interchangeable sensor that allows routine maintenance to be made in just 30 seconds for most models.
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