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    Research & Education Educational scholorships in automation. - The International Society of Automation (ISA) is accepting applications for its wide range of 2017 educational scholarships, which will be awarded to college and university students who demonstrate outstanding potential for long-range contributions in the fields of automation, instrumentation and control.

    PRODUCT Ethernet switches has been certified by ODVA to meet CIP specs. - Red Lion Controls has announced its latest firmware for the N-Tron® series of NT24k® and 700/7000 managed industrial Ethernet switches has been certified by ODVA to meet the requirements of the Common Industrial Protocol (CIP) specification.

    PRODUCT High-precision potentiometer input module. - Mantracourt has launched an accurate and reliable high-performance potentiometer input module. The new DSCUSB-PT plug and play USB device has been designed to convert resistance-based input into digital output and, together with their DSCUSB Toolkit software, allows for quick and easy measurements.

    APPLICATION DCS migration at polystyrene manufacturer. - Maverick Technologies' DCSNext capabilities allow INEOS Styrolution to avoid any additional downtime during migration and leverage the complete benefits of the latest technology

    PRODUCT Designing cable assemblies. - Pickering Interfaces' new graphics-based web tool allows users to create customized cable assemblies using very detailed design characteristics including a selection of connector types, wire type, pin definitions, pin and cable labeling, cable bundling, length selection, sleeving comments and more.

    PRODUCT Leakage current clamps. - The new Fluke® 368 FC and 369 FC Leakage Current Clamps, part of Fluke's Connect system of wireless test tools, help industrial electricians and maintenance technicians identify, document, record, and compare leakage current readings to help prevent problems before they happen, without shutting down critical equipment.

    PRODUCT Compact high-tech HMIs - R. Stahl HMI Systems is introducing the new ET-438 and MT-438 Panel PCs. Based on the SHARK device platform, they have been specially optimised for onshore and offshore applications in the oil and gas industry.

    EVENTS Realising the digital enterprise. - Join the annual ARC Industry Forum Europe in Sitges (16-17/5/2017) to learn more about how the digital enterprise will be realised and the benefits that this can bring. Discover what your peers are doing today and what steps they are taking in their respective journeys.

    PRODUCT Panel feed through connector. - Harting has added a new space-saving female panel feed through (PFT) with a PushPull locking mechanism to its range of M12 connectors, making it easier to connect Fast Ethernet and 10 Gbit/s Ethernet cables in applications where space is limited.
    APPLICATION Dairy producer reduces refrigeration energy! - A Belgium-based producer of dairy products is achieving minimum energy savings of at least 18% from its refrigeration process as a result of switching to Dyneo permanent magnet motor technology from Control Techniques & Leroy-Somer.

    APPLICATION Analytical services for Californian water! - Adding to its fast growing list of customers in the water industry Autoscribe Informatics has won another major order in the USA to supply the Matrix Gemini Laboratory Information System (LIMS) to a large Water District that supplies 2.4 million people with water.

    NEWS Pharma systems builder expands US presence! - Zenith Technologies is expanding its US presence by opening two new offices on the West Coast of the US to meet greater demand for its automation, process control and serialization technology support services.

    EVENTS Talking Water & Waste! - The 2016 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls (WWAC) Symposium recently drew 165 attendees, some from as far away as Singapore, to its annual conference and exhibition held in Orlando, (FL, USA).
    NEWS Slovenian distributor! - Echo Instruments is now representing Edinburgh Sensors in Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as Macedonia.

    PRODUCT Multiparameter monitoring with ease! - Endress+Hauser's Liquiline CM44P can measure 16 different parameters from 6 analytical sensors simultaneously, simplifying monitoring of processes such as chromatography, fermentation, phase separation and filtration.

    Felix MiklitzServomex has appointed Felix Miklitz as Area Sales Manager, Germany South.

    PRODUCT Signal routing software for electronic test. - Software from Pickering Interfaces, simplifies signal routing through switching systems and speeds up the development of switching system software. It can be used in NPI labs as they develop test procedures as well as in automated test systems.

    NEWS Total support for Total control & safety system maintenance! - Emerson has been selected by Total Exploration and Production Services to provide control and safety system maintenance services that will support Total’s upstream oil and gas operations around the world.

    PRODUCT Cable-to-cable connector hood. - Harting has introduced a new cable-to-cable industrial connector hood which offers secure moisture protection to the IP67 and IP69K, allowing the speedy installation and easy retrofitting of flexible, food-safe cable extensions to be carried out in the food and beverage industry.

    Research & Education Training in building blocks of IIoT and Industry 4! - With OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA) now specified alongside PROFINET as main building blocks for Industrie 4.0 and by extension, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), the need for training in these technologies is even more important for anyone involved in the development, implementation and operation of systems for IIoT.

    NEWS Irish engineering & projects management group expands US operations. - DPS Group has trebled its turnover and employment in the past five years. It has expanded its US operations with a major investment in TRIA, a Boston-based architectural firm with a focus on the science and technology sectors.

    PRODUCT IIoT connections for PACs. - Node-RED nodes for Opto 22's industrial programmable automation controllers (PACs) have been introduced. These significantly decrease IIoT application development time and complexity.

    Research & Education Electrical Power Explained training package. - Fluke is offering an offline webcast and reference guidebook Electrical Power Explained (EPE) training package to train end users to become experts on Power Quality and energy measurements and to get the best out of their tools.

    PRODUCT Clever signal integration solution for 4-wire transmitters in zone 1. - Hooking up a 4-wire transmitter to a 4-20 mA supply input is obviously problematic, since two power sources cannot usually be connected. For this scenario and other real-life challenges, R. Stahl has introduced the Ex i isolator series 9164.
    Eliza RawlingsEliza Rawlings has been appointed Managing Director for Festo UK.

    Research & Education Co-operation results in cybersecurity courses. - aeSolutions worked throughout 2015 with the International Society of Automation (ISA) to develop their new ISA/IEC 62443-based cybersecurity training and certificate program.

    video Synchronising multiple actuators. - Thomson Industries has released an educational video that demonstrates how design engineers can synchronise multiple Thomson WhisperTrak actuators quickly and easily. These products are exceptionally quiet and boast a low sound level of less than 45 dBa, the same as an average library.

    PRODUCT Micro-displacement sensor. - A new optical micro-displacement sensor from Omron Electronic Components Europe is capable of resolving just 10 microns – one tenth the diameter of a human hair or the thickness of a coat of paint.

    PRODUCT Power distributor unit added! - Harting has added a power distributor unit featuring three PushPull Power connectors to the Han-Power® T series of industrial networking modules, allowing actuators and sensors to be linked to the periphery of industrial production processes rapidly and securely.

    APPLICATION Natural gas liquids plant orders placed! - Yokogawa has received orders from Freeport LNG for its Liquefaction Facility (LQF) and Pre-Treatment Facility (PTF). The total order value is $15M, which currently includes only the first two trains.

    Webinar Learning about alarms. - This free webinar on Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th August from Process Plant Computing Ltd (PPCL), will demonstrate a new method that leverages the parallel plot to give easy access to historic data in the context of desired plant operation as well as alarm and process limits for hundreds of variables at once.

    APPLICATION Reducing the cost for data centre asset management - Harting have the ideal solution to remove the higher cost multiple patch antenna and reader arrangement with its innovative Ha-VIS RFID LOCFIELD® coaxial cable waveguide antenna.

    PRODUCT Pluggable terminal blocks. - Specialist distributors JPR Electronics are now stocking an increased range of pluggable rising clamp terminal blocks from CamdenBoss. The comprehensive range now available from JPR includes plugs and headers with pitches of 3.5, 3.81, 5.0, 5.08, 7.5, 7.62, 10 and 10.16mm.

    APPLICATION Chemical metrology packages. - Fluke is customising a package of instruments and HowTo guides for the chemical industry. There are individual packages for maintenance personnel, reliability engineers, instrument technicians, and electrical and mechanical engineers. The guides cover areas like preventive maintenance, safety and power quality.

    PRODUCT Versatile device management wizard. - The FieldMate® device management software has been significantly enhanced by Yokogawa. This latest version of FieldMate includes new functions that reduce maintenance workload by simplifying a number of field maintenance tasks.

    NEWS One of Germany's top 100! - The 23rd Top 100 awards for Germany's most innovative SMEs presented each year and includes Peter Huber Kältemaschinenbau GmbH as a member of this elite group for the fifth time

    PRODUCT Portable gas detector improved! - The PS200 portable gas detector from Tyco Gas & Flame Detection is now available with a new catalytic bead sensor option that provides an increased battery life of up to 80 hours in diffusion mode and 20 hours in pump mode.

    PRODUCT High performance WiFi antennas. - New high performance antenna technologies and systems for a wide variety of applications including both indoor and outdoor Wi-Fi, connected home, mobile computing, telematics and IoT applications has been announced by Antenna Company.

    APPLICATION Advanced testing of composites. - A composite testing company in Devon (GB) has expanded its range of services by supplementing laboratory test equipment with specialist rental instruments from Ashtead Technology.

    PRODUCT Measure and control flow directly at the temperature control unit. - Huber Kältemaschinenbau offers a variety of measuring equipment for installation in the temperature control circuit in order to measure and control the flow rate.

    NEWS Major expansion in Americas for connectors! - Cliff Electronics have established a distribution agreement with Newark Element14. The wide ranging agreement will greatly increase the availability of their products in the Americas and showcase their market leading Feed Though connector range.

    NEWS Champs in water analysis! - The Frost & Sullivan global Company of the Year Award for water analysis instrumentation, just awarded to Endress + Hauser, is based on an independent study. Analysts took into account each company's visionary innovation and performance as well as customer impact.
    PRODUCT HMIs for on- and offshore applications. - Stahl HMI Systems presents the latest generation of Panel PCs, specially designed for applications in the oil and gas industry. ATEX- and IECEx- certified, the new, powerful ET-498 and MT-498 series Panel PCs can be used in Zone 1, 21 and 2, 22 hazardous areas.

    PRODUCT Stainless steel coupling housing for connectors. - Harting has added a Han® 3A stainless steel coupling housing to its Han-INOX® connector series, featuring premium non-rusting stainless steel which makes it ideally suited for applications involving corrosive fluids.

    NEWS Partnership for emissions monitors. - Testo has appointed Ashtead Technology as platinum distributor for its portable emissions analysers, the Testo 340 and 350. As part of the agreement, Ashtead also becomes Testo's Preferred Rental Partner for this equipment.

    NEWS Brexit woes continue. - This is a short piece from Nick Denbow, in the July Issue of Industrial Automation Insider on the aftermath of the Brexit referendum.

    Standards Developing SCADA standards. - ISA's Standards & Practices (S&P) Board has approved a new committee to be designated ISA112, SCADA Systems. This approval follows widespread support for the idea from a survey conducted via ISA's InTech magazine and online media.

    NEWS Microsoft honours industrial software developer. - COPA-DATA, took away not just one, but two awards at this year's Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Toronto (CDN). The solutions for Smart City with the zenon software won the worldwide Microsoft Partner award in the 'Public Sector: Microsoft CityNext' category. As a founding member of the isv4industry software alliance, the Salzburg-based company also reached first place as 'Microsoft Partner of the Year' in Austria.

    PRODUCT OPC-UA embedded in valve terminals. - Festo has embedded OPC Unified Architecture (OPC-UA) into its valve terminals, enabling plant managers and engineers to realise the benefits of smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0 principles.
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    Ion Science has appointed two Gas Detection Product Managers..Natalie WrightNatalie Wright - Portable gas monitors.
    James GrahamJames Graham - Fixed monitors
    PRODUCT New APP for gas monitoring staff. - The Gasmet APP is now available free of charge on both iOS and Android Smartphones, providing anyone with an interest in gas monitoring with quick and easy access to an enormous volume of highly useful information.

    NEWS Engineering workforce development model wins award - The Engineering Competency Model (ECM) - an engineering career development guide that was conceived and co-developed by ISA and its affiliate, the Automation Federation - has earned a 2016 Power of A Gold Award from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).

    NEWS IIoT through the FOG! - Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that it has invested in FogHorn Systems, Inc., a Silicon Valley startup that is a leading developer of fog computing technology. Yokogawa aims to foster development of fog computing technology through its investment in this company. In so doing, Yokogawa hopes to expand the range of solutions that it provides.

    web Site Mobile friendly website! - Olmec has published a new, mobile-friendly website providing a much simplified browsing experience for visitors. The new site highlights the company's three key areas of expertise; vision inspection, inspection machines and track & trace and illustrates their capabilities with practical examples of use covering web inspection, code inspection and seal inspection.

    NEWS International distribution for cybersecurity solutions. - Icon Labs has added six distributors for its industry recognized Floodgate cyber security solutions. Icon Labs now has distribution partners worldwide including in Scandinavia, Israel, France, Canada and Britain as well as in the United States.

    PRODUCT Metal free flowmeter! - There are no metals in the fluid path of F-462N Series inline Variable Area Flowmeters from Blue-White Industries, making these units well suited for use in many ultrapure applications.
    Appointements at SolutionsPT.David WilkinsonDavid Wilkinson, Managed Platform Product Manager.
    Shannon FiskShannon Fisk, Marketing Manager, Wonderware UK & Ireland

    PRODUCT RF shielding effectiveness measurement. - Wave Scientific now provides an RF shielding effectiveness measurement service which measures the performance of 19" racks, cabinets and other small enclosures.

    NEWS 3D-print design on International Space Station. - Mouser Electronics Inc. is teaming up with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara for the International Space Station (I.S.S.) Design Challenge, the newest series in the exciting Empowering Innovation Together™ program. Mouser is accepting entries for this incredible competition now through Oct. 7, 2016.

    APPLICATION Continuous compliance with PLM - Adam Bannaghan, technical director of Design Rule, discusses the growing role of PLM in managing quality and compliance.

    PRODUCT Continuous gas analyser analyses 12 gases simultaneously. - In response to the worldwide need for highly accurate, easy-to-use and cost-effective process gas analysis and emissions monitoring systems, the Rosemount™ CT5400 continuous gas analyser has been launched by Emerson.

    APPLICATION Automated sample digestion system. - The latest addition to the Thomas Cain range of sample preparation equipment, the DEENA II from SEAL Analytical, is finding global success in environmental laboratories because automation saves time and money, improves safety and lowers the risk of human error.

    PRODUCT Ethernet connectivity in Zones 1 & 2. - The IS1+ remote I/O system from Stahl is for use in zone 1 and 2 hazardous areas. It gives users versatile options to embed field devices into sophisticated automation structures via standard Ethernet technologies.

    NEWS Substantial increase in installed base of IO-Link in industry. - The results of the market survey into the number of sold devices for the technologies of PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International) are published annually. More recently, IO-Link has been included in the notarised statistical analysis of the number of installed nodes in the field.

    NEWS Broadening awareness of integrating both OT and IT to protect against cyberattack. - The SANS Institute (SANS) - a global leader in cybersecurity training, certification and research - is the latest and seventh working group in the Automation Federation (AF).

    APPLICATION Variable speed drives eliminate reliability issues. - A leading coil processing equipment manufacturer has introduced variable speed drives from Control Techniques. Unidrive M variable speed drives eliminate reliability issues and increases speed production by 300%.
    Sue Roche Sue Roche is the new General Manager at SolutionsPT.
    PRODUCT An automation and controls industry first - PAC Project. - Opto 22 has announced immediate availability of version 9.5 of PAC Project™, a Microsoft® Windows®-based integrated software development suite for industrial automation, process control, remote monitoring, and Internet of Things application.

    PRODUCT Valve diagnostic system for nuclear utilities. - Emerson Process Management and Teledyne Test Services (TTS) jointly developed and introduced the QUIKLOOK 3-FS diagnostic system, a new platform for testing air-operated (AOV) and motor-operated (MOV) control valves used in the nuclear industry.

    PRODUCT Simpler multipole connector assembly. - The Han® Multiplier range from Harting has been expanded. These Multipliers help simplify the assembly of connectors where multiple contacts are carrying the same potential (voltage).

    publications" Automation & controls system security! - The second edition of Industrial Automation and Control System Security Principles has just been published. This is a highly acclaimed book on industrial cybersecurity that became ISA's best-selling publication during 2013 - the year of its initial printing.

    PRODUCT PAC addition closes the IT/OT gap! - Opto 22 has added a RESTful API to its industrial programmable automation controllers (PACs), significantly closing the IT/OT gap and enabling rapid Industrial Internet of Things application development, reduced time to market in machine and system design, and faster automation and control project deployment.

    APPLICATION Creating 1000 times more power with submersible load measuring pins. - Applied Measurements' DBEP load measuring pins and DSCC pancake load cells were ideal to use in this marine application, as both can be readily customised, including dimensions and IP ratings, to make them fully submersible.

    PRODUCT HART communicators for hazardous areas. - ProComSol has added new HART Communicator kits for hazardous areas to its range. The communicators use the popular TAB-EX series of Android Tablets from ecom instruments. The kits include the tablet, HART modem, and the DevComDroid DD based Smart Communicator App for Android.

    PRODUCT Gateway Line Expands Support for Intel® IoT Gateway Technology. - ADLINK Technology has released three ADLINK IoT gateway models supporting Intel® IoT Gateway Technology. The MXE-110i, MXE-202i, and MXE-5400i, based on the Intel® Quark™, Intel® AtomTM, and Intel® Core™ processors, respectively, further expand the scope of ADLINK's IoT gateway-based scalable computing platforms.

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    PRODUCT Ex illumination. - R.Stahl now offers energy-efficient LED linear luminaires for zone 1 in hazardous areas with gases and vapours of all types - even in environments with highly combustible substances of gas group IIC.

    NEWS Sod turned for R&D centre - At Baumer's Stockach - Bodman-Ludwigshafen (D) site, in addition to a central logistics center for Europe, a new high-tech center for Research & Development and Production is being built.

    PRODUCT Flame detectors. - The Rosemount 975 flame detectors, announced recently by Emerson, is a complete line of optical flame detectors designed to perform in the harshest environmental conditions and connect directly to alarm or automatic fire extinguishing systems.

    PRODUCT Connector to meet Industry 4.0's 'appetite for energy. - Harting recently announced the launch the new Harting M12 Power. This new connector meets the demand created by energy-hungry Industry 4.0 applications in the field.

    PRODUCT Laboratory power supply! - REO has refreshed its REOLINE range of portable power supplies for laboratory, test and factory applications. The range provides an adjustable low-loss output voltage, integrated short-circuit protection and does not generate electromagnetic interference (EMI), ensuring that the power supply is consistent and reliable.

    NEWS Process safety lifecycle management selected! - Following a three-year software evaluation period, BP has selected aeShield® to assist asset personnel in monitoring Control, Alarm and Safety Instrumented Systems (CASIS) performance for all upstream oil & gas assets around the globe.

    White Paper Key to,high voltage success - TE Connectivity (TE) has published a white paper, "Material and Component Selection is Crucial to High-voltage Success".

    PRODUCT Tough humidity! - The new HygroSmart HS3 probe from Michell Instruments has been designed to withstand the kind of harsh and demanding conditions found in industrial processes.
    Roger FenskeDr Dr Roger Fenske is the new CEO of Edinburgh Instruments.

    PRODUCT Connecting to the cloud! - Delta Electronics has recently launched its innovative 3G Cloud Router DX-2100 series and Industrial Ethernet Cloud Router DX-2300 series. These state-of-the-art routers enable a built-in secure tunnel between the DIACloud cloud service and a set of industrial devices such as PLCs, HMIs, AC motor drives, AC servo systems, sensors and more.

    PRODUCT Superior price/performance ratios for PSU. - The PS5R-V line of DIN-rail power supplies has been launched by IDEC, completely replacing their existing PS5R and PS5R-S series with more efficient, compact and cost competitive models. These power supplies are specifically designed for use in demanding industrial applications and improve upon existing models in many areas.

    NEWS Hardy non corrosive electrical cabinets. - Foremost Electronics has been appointed as a distributor for Fibox, leading manufacturers of a wide range of standard plastic enclosures for the electrical and electronics industries.

    EVENTS Substation automation & HMI. - COPA-DATA is presenting its newest solutions for substation automation and substation HMI at the CIGRE Session in Paris next month (August 2916).

    PRODUCT Corrosion resistant waterproof RF connectors. - Pisces waterproof connectors in a nickel aluminium bronze alloy, suitable for use in harsh environments including marine, naval, chemical, oil and gas industries are available from Intelliconnect.

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    White Paper Saving process costs with software support. - Festo has published a new whitepaper entitled "Saving process costs with software support". The three-part paper, which can be downloaded free from their site, offers practical tips for engineers on how they can take advantage of software tools and support to accelerate the design and development of their machine automation systems, thereby reducing costs.

    NEWS Automation pioneer among 50 companies to watch. - Maverick Technologies has been recognized by The Silicon Review magazine as one of the 2016 50 Best Companies to Watch. The publication selected MAVERICK based on its revenue growth, creativity in innovation, customer reviews and domain influence.

    APPLICATION Clean air monitoring in Thailand. - When its existing photoionisation detectors (PIDs) proved ineffective in high humidity, indoor air quality monitoring specialist, Clean Air (Thailand) Company Ltd turned to Ion Science and its high performance Tiger instrument.

    PRODUCT Future-proof cabling for Industry 4.0 factory upgrades. - The latest developments in Harting's support and advocacy for the 'Industrie 4.0' initiative have been announced. This rapidly growing movement is driving the trend towards the so-called 'Smart Factory' which is enabled by the connection of the real and virtual world with sensors and actuators interfacing to The Cloud via the Internet.

    PRODUCT Plant information management. - An update to Yokogawa's Exaquantum™ plant information management system (PIMS). Release R3.02 provides improved web and data analysis functions that will enhance plant operations.

    NEWS Reliability recognised. - Husky presented Baumüller an award as the supplier of the year 2015 in the category "Date & Delivery Reliability" at the Hannover Messe 2016.

    PRODUCT WirelessHART Gateway made to fit. - Introducing an explosion-protection WirelessHART gateway series, R. Stahl now provides even more versatile solutions for over-the-air communication in the process industry.

    web Site New industries page! - The Moore Industries website now contains a new Industries section. This website feature gathers the many years of accumulated content made available on the website and structures it under its relevant industry.

    EVENTS RFID for warehousing & logistics. - Harting will be exhibiting its range of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) products at the IMHX show 13th-16th September in Birmingham (GB).

    PRODUCT Mobile access to critical asset health information. - Emerson's new ATG View application allows quicker and easier access to critical asset health information by putting data from Emerson's CSI 6500 ATG machinery protection and prediction monitoring system in the palm of users' hands.

    PRODUCT Non-contact temperature sensor. - The new PyroNFC-K from Calex Electronics is a new miniature infrared temperature sensor that is quick and easy to install in place of a traditional thermocouple probe.

    NEWS Test team expands in China! - Seica's Chinese subsidiary, Seica Electronics (Suzhou), has doubled the size of their technical support team in the first half of 2016, and is looking to continue the trend in the near term.

    PRODUCT Laser distance sensor for glossy & very coarse surfaces. - An innovative and compact sensor for measurement of demanding surfaces is now available from Baumer. The new multi-spot MESAX laser distance sensor is immediately ready-to-use and provides accurate and repeatable measurement results, without elaborate conversion or external software.

    APPLICATION Intelligent CNC gear hobbing machine. - NUM and Taiwan's Feng Chia University have jointly developed an intelligent CNC gear hobbing machine with an advanced electronic gearbox that completely eliminates the time overheads of changing mechanical gears on traditional machine tools.

    PRODUCT Precision ergonomic pliers. - A line of industrial-grade, precision ergonomic pliers that are designed for a wide range of specific tasks such as wire bending, forming, holding, and opening split rings are available from Xuron Corp.

    APPLICATION Networking aids railways in Croatia! - Westermo has many years' experience of successfully providing data communication technologies in mission-critical railway applications and was chosen to support a major railway project in Croatia by supplying robust and reliable trackside devices.

    PRODUCT Sensors for show! - Kistler Instruments will be launching several new products at the Sensors & Instrumentation Event (28-29/9/2016) in Birmingham (GB).

    NEWS Award for innovative inductive sensor. - Baumer has been selected as a recipient of a John Deere supplier innovation award for 2015.

    EVENTS Power industry examined. - More than 150 professionals in the power generation industry gathered in Charlotte, (NC USA) at ISA's 59th Power Industry Division and EPRI Symposium. They assessed the energy sector's most pressing challenges relating to automation and instrumentation, and to outline strategies and solutions to overcome them.

    PRODUCT Power Supply for Railway and Trackside applications. - A 3u high, 300W, DC Input, CompactPCI Power Supply suitable for Railway and Trackside applications has been introduced by Gresham Power Electronics.

    NEWS Co-operation to help oil & gas procedures - Emerson and StepChange Global have combined their technology and consulting expertise to help producers increase production and cut operational costs by developing, implementing, and evolving best practices with Integrated Operations (iOps) and Digital Oilfield.

    PRODUCT 4 times greater processing power for particularly smooth operation of machines and systems. - R.Stahl HMI Systems' new Panel PCs of the Eagle and Manta device platforms represent a major leap forward in development.
    Shawn OpatkaCarlos Machado has been appointed by Zenith Technologies as serialization director to lead the company's sales, operations, implementation and post project support services in the US.

    EVENTS Conference on Gas Turbine Instrumentation. - The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) - a member organization of the Automation Federation - has released the technical program for its upcoming EVI-GTI and PIWG joint conference on Gas Turbine Instrumentation, which will take place 27-29 September in Berlin (D).

    Standards Compliance - more than just red tape. - Lee Sullivan, Regional Manager at COPA-DATA UK discusses why today, more than ever before, regulatory compliance is crucial for the pharmaceutical industry.

    PRODUCT Rugged flash drive. - Fischer Connectors has launched the USB 3.0 version of its ultra-portable, miniature, lightweight and extremely tough Fischer Rugged Flash Drive. This memory stick has been specially designed for the safe transportation and storage of sensitive data in harsh environments.

    PRODUCT Electrical and electronic systems development portal. - Harting Ltd has significantly expanded of its commitment to the EPLAN Data Portal. The EPLAN Data Portal is a web service providing a component catalogue, built into the EPLAN Platform which is the market-leading specialist e-CAD system with over 100,000 license sales to its credit.

    APPLICATION AC drive solution - As part of their multi-source policy and to ensure that they got the best solution at the best price, Freudenberg evaluated the AC Drive offerings of a number of suppliers. Ultimately, the need for a small footprint drove them to the only viable solution – a free standing Unidrive SP AC drive from Control Techniques of Emerson.

    NEWS Water quality sensors and monitors. - The OTT Hydromet Group has announced a new distribution strategy for the Sea-Bird Coastal product range of water quality sensors and monitors.
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