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8/12/2016

    PRODUCT Partnership to advance the IIoT! - National Instruments (NI) has announced that SparkCognition is partnering with NI and IBM to collaborate on the Condition Monitoring and Predictive Maintenance Testbed.
7/12/2016
    PRODUCT Highly integrated communication with ModBus. - The second product in their EtherNet/IP Linking Devices family has been released by HMS Industrial Networks. The new EtherNet/IP to Modbus-TCP Linking Device allows users to connect devices on Modbus-TCP to a Rockwell ControlLogix® or CompactLogix® PLC.
    People
    Mrinal IyengarMrinal Iyengar is the Vice President, Product Management with Abaco Systems.

    EVENTS Moving From Data Paralysis to Predictive Analysis. - The National Maritime College of Ireland was the venue last month (Nov 2016) for a joint seminar organised by the Irish Affilate of the ISPE and the Ireland Section of International Society of Automation (ISA). The topic, "Moving From Data Paralysis to Predictive Analysis," proved very attractive and attracted a large number of delegates. The following report is from the ISA.

    PRODUCT Wireless vibration sensor. - Yokogawa has developed an ISA100 WirelessTM-based field wireless vibration sensor with the ability to quickly update data as well as a long battery life.

    EVENTS Workshop on dust, arosols & particulates! - Following the success of a similar event last January, TSI and Ashtead Technology have organised another workshop focusing on workplace dust, aerosols and environmental particulates. The event, which is free to attend, will take place on Wednesday 11th January 2017 at TSI’s headquarters in High Wycombe (GB).

    PRODUCT Compact connector. - Harting’s new Han® Q 1/0 Axial Screw Protected connector is a compact single-pole unit that enables the transmission of high currents - greater than 100 A - within the small footprint of a standard 3 A housing.

    NEWS Japanese Award for automation and control manufacturer. - IDEC Corporation’s MicroSmart FC6A PLC has received the Good Design Award from the Japan Institute for Design Promotion, a public interest foundation

6/12/2016
    PRODUCT Mini card enables PCs to communicate. - HMS Industrial Networks has expanded the IXXAT INpact multi-protocol card series with a PCIe mini variant for PROFINET IRT Fiber Optic.

    white paper White paper on FTIR. - A free White Paper on the simultaneous measurement of multiple gases in a wide variety of applications using FTIR (Fourier Transform InfraRed) technology has been published by Quantitech.

    PRODUCT Advanced vibration monitor for rent! - Ashtead Technology has added the Vibrock V9000 Ground Vibration Monitor to its rental fleet of instruments. Portable, lightweight and battery powered, the V9000 is supplied fully calibrated and ready for immediate use, making it ideal for a wide variety of site investigation applications.

5/12/2016
    APPLICATION Particulate monitors selling like hot cakes. - Palas, the German manufacturer of particulate monitoring instruments, is expanding production to cope with demand for its fine particulate monitor, the Fidas® 200. In this article Jim Mills explains why Air Monitors, the British distributor, is being kept busy by the demand for this exciting new technology.

    EVENTS Air pollution conference at show! - AQE 2017, the international Air Quality and Emissions show (Telford, GB, 24th- 25th May 2017) has partnered with IAPSC (Investigation of Air Pollution Standing Conference) to deliver the conference on the second day of the AQE event.

2/12/2016
    PRODUCT Monitoring security & health of systems. - Addressing an increasingly important concern for manufacturers, Emerson is introducing upgrades to Guardian Support so users can monitor the security and health risks associated with control and software systems.

    APPLICATION Gas detection instrumentation for German agency! - Ion Science has recently supplied 300 Tiger volatile organic compound (VOC) monitors to Germany's Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK) where they are part of the vital chemical measurement system on board CRBN 'first responder' reconnaissance vehicles.

    PRODUCT Examining components with shiny & diffusely-scattering surfaces. - The new Trevista X4 models from Stemmer Imaging, utilise a patented 2.5D process, called Shape from Shading, identifies surface defects such as scratches, burrs, dents, discolouration or grinding marks, even if only a few micrometres deep. They can be detected with significantly greater certainty with this process than with conventional image processing systems.

    PRODUCT Room climate transmitter! - The EE800 room transmitter from E+E Elektronik combines CO2, temperature (T) and relative humidity (RH) measurement in a single device. It is ideal for use in demand-controlled ventilation and indoor climate control.

    APPLICATION Logistics module for Slovenia. - The P&P Group in Slovenia, recently expanded their business to incorporate SMT d.o.o in 2003 and specialises in the development of complex electronic systems with extensive experience in the development and manufacture of sophisticated custom-made electronic devices.

    PRODUCT Low cost RF Connectors. - Intelliconnect (Europe) has introduced the new Taurus range of low cost high quality, industry standard coaxial connectors and adaptors available from stock in Britain and delivered on a 1- 3 day lead time.

    PRODUCT Level with optimised communications. - Baumer has expanded the successful CleverLevel series with two new variants - the LBFH and LBFI. They are available with two switching outputs, qTeach and a 360° output status indicator.

1/12/2016
    PRODUCT Box PC for IoT inside industrial automation. - The BE10A, from Men Mikro Elektronik, is a space- and power-saving box PC with low power consumption that can be operated in a light, space-saving housing without fans, allowing for maintenance-free operation.

    PRODUCT Cameras for harsh environments. - The GigE uEye FA camera series from IDS Imaging Development Systems is designed for use in the harshest industrial environments.

    PRODUCT Identification marker. - TE Connectivity (TE) has launched ZHD, a new, versatile cable identification product. Until now, heat shrink cable identification systems were either low fire hazard or diesel resistant - but not both. TE's new ZHD identification products combines these two features into a single product.

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30/11/2016
    PRODUCT Compact pressure sensor. - Festo has announced a new compact pressure sensor, SPAN, to build on its comprehensive range of sensors for process and factory automation applications.
    People
    Kevin CampbellKevin Campbell has been appointed as Vice President, Engineering with Abaco Systems.

    PRODUCT Motor drives. - The CFP2000 series is Delta's brand new high reliability and industry-specific vector control drive for fan and pump applications. Featuring a built-in EMC filter, DC chokes, Real-Time Clock (RTC), and BACnet, the CFP2000 Series provides the best solution for the special needs of the HVAC industry.

    PRODUCT FID analyser retired. - Quantitech has replaced the 3006 Analyser with the portable SK Elektronik Thermo-FID PT, which is also manufactured in Germany to high standards, offers improved performance and enjoys MCERTS approval.

    PRODUCT Pyrometer for High-Temperature Applications and Metals. - The new FibreMini is a fibre-optic pyrometer from Calex Electronics with advanced features that allow accurate temperature readings on metal surfaces in harsh applications.

    PRODUCT Flyover cable assy - Samtec has released an extended temperature version of its FireFly™ Active Optical Micro Flyover Cable Assembly. The new ETUO series support temperature ranges of -40°C to +85°C.

    PRODUCT Debug and trace! - Ashling Microsystems has an advanced real-time debug and trace solution for NXP's P60-Step-Up! secure controller device. The P60-Step-Up! secure controller targets applications such as eGovernment, banking, mobile security and transport solutions where software quality is of the utmost importance and an essential aspect of end applications for this device.

    PRODUCT Touch enable operator panels. - Stahl has a line-up of highly robust touch-enabled operating devices. Certified for zones 1 and 21, the ET-208 Operator Interfaces with 7-inch widescreens and a hardened glass front feature front-side IP69 protection.

    PRODUCT Modular connector for CAN networks. - Harting has added a CAN (Controller Area Network) module to its range of Han-Modular® ID smart connectors. CAN is a bus system for automation and control which features a number of advantages such as high functional reliability and the ability to operate in demanding and harsh conditions.

29/11/2016
    PRODUCT High performance PLC - Delta's new PLC series covers most automation applications at a very attractive price. The AS300 enables easy and advanced programming for sectors such as electronics manufacturing, labeling, food packaging and textile machines.
28/11/2016
    Organisations Benefits for automation & control professionals extolled! - As part of an established relationship with the ISA Ireland Section the section committee were invited to visit Rockwell Automation's local office in Cork (Irl) to give a briefing on the benefits that membership would bring to the many Engineers and Technicians in the company, especially in fast evolving world of Automation and Control.

    PRODUCT Portable hygrometer spot checks natural gas. - The MDM300 I.S. high speed portable hygrometer from Michell Instruments enables gas pipeline operators to ensure safety and quality compliance on natural gas. Often these measurements are made in remote locations in extreme weather conditions - either hot or cold.

25/11/2016
    People
    Barbara MarsikServomex has appointed Barbara Marshik as Market Segment Manager - Power.
    NEWS Fairness in business in Scotland. - Edinburgh Instruments has been accepted to the Scottish Business Pledge, as part of its ongoing commitment to delivering fairness and equality in the work place.

    EVENTS Keeping in touch with the next generation! - The Wonderware Next Generation Conference 2016, saw people travelling from far and wide across the globe, to witness the future of industrial automation.​

    PRODUCT Portable hygrometer spot checks natural gas. - The MDM300 I.S. high speed portable hygrometer from Michell Instruments enables gas pipeline operators to ensure safety and quality compliance on natural gas.

24/11/2016
    EVENTS Process Control & Safety Symposium & Exhibition success. - The 2016 ISA Process Control and Safety Symposium and Exhibition, held in early November 2012 in Houston, Texas, drew more than 300 attendees to explore solutions to the varied challenges facing process measurement and control professionals in chemical and energy processing, pulp and paper, and other process industry sectors.

    PRODUCT Passive harmonic filters. - Schaffner is setting a benchmark with its product offering of harmonics mitigation solutions. ecosine evo combines superior technologies to reliably mitigate excessive harmonics with an evolutionary modular product concept.

    PRODUCT Servo controllers - new options. - Baumüller has further improved its servo controller b maXX 3300. Now the controller for small drives is also available with a single-phase option. One advantage is the lower wiring expense, resulting in time and cost savings for the machine manufacturers.

    NEWS LIMS developer moves! - Autoscribe Informatics has moved to larger premises in England. As from 21st November, 2016, the company's headquarters are located in Aldermaston, near Reading (GB). This is a seamless transition for customers as the telephone number, e-mail addresses and website URL all remain unchanged.

22/11/2016
    NEWS Signal processing portfolio strengthened by acquisition. - Abaco Systems has acquired 4DSP LLC of Austin (TX USA). Founded in 2004, 4DSP designs and manufactures commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) high speed digital signal processing and data acquisition solutions based on FPGA technology to address the specific requirements of aerospace, defense, biomedical, communications and semiconductor applications.

    APPLICATION Systems integration for Industrie 4.0. - Here, Nick Boughton, sales manager of Boulting Technology, discusses the challenges connectivity poses for industry, particularly with regard to systems integration and the water industry.

21/11/2016
    PRODUCT Faster and Safet start-ups! - Maverick Technologies, (now part of Rockwell Automation), has announced the release of eStart℠, a groundbreaking new app that keeps projects on track by making commissioning more efficient and transparent than ever.

    PRODUCT Outdoor noise and vibration monitoring station. - Svantek has launched its SV 258 PRO, an outdoor noise and vibration monitoring station with a more compact and lightweight design. Specially developed for construction site, tunnelling and blasting applications, this upgraded model weighs just 10kg and is available with 3G modem, solar panel support, advanced alarms and METEO.

    PRODUCT Next generation automation software! - Wonderware Ireland, part of SolutionsPT, has unveiled the next generation of Wonderware industrial automation software, including the upcoming Wonderware SCADA release, InTouch Omni.

    PRODUCT New modular absolute pressure sensor for highly dynamic applications. - Designed specifically to meet the demands of highly dynamic applications, the new absolute pressure sensors from Kistler Instruments cover pressure ranges from 0-5 bar to 0-500 bar.

    APPLICATION Protecting vital control systems! - Outdoor shelters with a novel combination of Intertec's passive and active cooling technologies have been chosen to protect vital control systems at a Middle Eastern refinery. The environmental protection solution is being provided as part of an upgrade to the burner management systems at the core of the plant's refining processes.

18/11/2016
    PRODUCT BACnet to the cloud... - Sierra Monitor's BACnet gateways, routers, and network explorers are now "IIoT-Empowered out-of-the-box" and are shipping with new software that allows customers to securely register, access, and manage their field-installed products from Sierra Monitor's FieldPoP device cloud.

    PRODUCT Security for IoT edge devices. - The Floodgate IoT Security Toolkit has bee launched by Icon Labs. The solution enables IoT edge devices to be easily and securely integrated with IoT cloud platforms, including Verizon's ThingSpace IoT Cloud Platform, and provides security management for remote IoT devices from a single user interface.

17/11/2016
    Research & Education A Career in Robotics? - A one-page guide giving advice for those interested in a career in robotics has been issued by Harmonic Drive UK. The guide details the different routes that people can take to work in the sector, routes that depart from traditional robot manufacturing. Despite the engineering skills shortage, there are still many jobs available in various areas of the robotics industry.

    NEWS Test & Measurement rental companies to amalgamate! - Microlease is to be acquired from Lloyds Development Capital by Electro Rent Corporation. The transaction is expected to close during Q1 2017. Financial terms are not disclosed.

    APPLICATION MES system in Polish pharma plant! - Polpharma will introduce Werum's PAS-X Manufacturing Execution System (MES) in its production facility in Starogard Gdański (PL).

    PRODUCT Infrared Cameras deliver 640 x 480 image quality. - Fluke has introduced the Fluke® Ti480 and TiX580 Infrared Cameras with 640 x 480 resolution and MultiSharp™ Focus, delivering exceptional image quality to industrial, process, utilities maintenance and building inspection professionals who need high measurement accuracy to quickly detect problems.

    EVENTS Safety & Quality in Food & Drink event. - Autoscribe Informatics is sponsoring the Inaugural Food and Drink Quality and Safety Summit which is being held on November 30th 2016 in the National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham (GB).

16/11/2016
    PRODUCT Connector family enhanced with two shielded modules. - Harting has expanded its Han-Modular® connector family with the addition of two shielded Cat 6A data modules. These combine high mating-cycle (HMC) capability with operation at data rates in the Gigabit Ethernet range.
    People
    Chris PockettDavid Matteucci is Division Vice President of Corporate Quality and Reliability with EXAR.

    NEWS NEMA compliance for RTUs. - Red Lion Controls' multi-carrier 4G LTE Sixnet® series RAM® 6000 and 9000 industrial cellular RTUs have earned NEMA TS2 section 2 compliance, which validates industrial equipment for use in Intelligent Traffic Systems (ITS) applications.

    NEWS Partner for for Analysis and Reporting programme. - WIN-911 has joined Ocean Data Systems' Dream Report Proven Partner Program and is recommending Dream Report as their solution for custom reports and dashboards.

    PRODUCT Special solutions for analytical and medical applications. - The ASCO range of valves in line with the exacting requirements of the medical and analytical sectors and suitable for these industries include a broad portfolio of miniature solenoid valve products, including isolation valves - where the fluid is isolated from the mechanical parts of the valve, proportional valves and complete customised solutions.

    PRODUCT Integrated communication Ethernet - Modbus. - The second product in their EtherNet/IP Linking Devices family has been released by HMS Industrial Networks. The new EtherNet/IP to Modbus-TCP Linking Device allows users to connect devices on Modbus-TCP to a Rockwell ControlLogix® or CompactLogix® PLC. Users will benefit from the unique integration to Rockwell's Studio5000 Logix Designer, as all configuration is made from inside Studio 5000.

    NEWS Energy management technology provider acquired! - The acquisition of Soteica Visual Mesa (SVM), a leading energy management technology provider, has been announced by Yokogawa Electric Corporation. This will deliver on a number of key objectives of Yokogawa's Transformation 2017 mid-term business plan: specifically the expansion of Yokogawa's advanced solution business, focusing on customers and creating new value.

15/11/2016
    APPLICATION Pressure sensors out of this world! - When the European Space Agency (ESA) team decided to crash the Rosetta spacecraft onto the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko to end the 12 year project, the required manoeuvre called for a three minute thruster burn. Data from two Kistler pressure sensors confirmed that there was enough fuel left in the tanks to complete the burn with a little left in reserve.

    PRODUCT Digital Oxygen analyser. - The SERVOPRO MonoExact DF310E, recently launched by Servomex, is a next generation digital oxygen analyser that combines a highly stable trace-level measurement with enhanced performance and operational benefits.

14/11/2016
    PRODUCT Software to program PLCs. - Version 8.2.2 of IDEC's WindLDR PLC programming software has been launched. This is a PC-based platform used to program their FC6A MicroSmart PLC. The software can also be used to program IDEC's entire line of PLCs.

    PRODUCT 0.8% RH accuracy probe. - The HygroSmart HS3 probe, the latest addition to Michell Instruments' range of industrial humidity measurement products, is now available to order quickly and easily online from its web shop.

    publications" Industrial Ethernet. - The International Society of Automation (ISA) has released the third edition of Industrial Ethernet: How to Plan, Install, and Maintain TCP/IP Ethernet Networks by John Rinaldi and Perry Marshall.

    APPLICATION Helping to keep patients mobile! - EOVE revolutionises the market by significantly reducing the weight of its life-saving ventilators. ASCO solinoid valves contribute to this improvement.

11/11/2016
    PRODUCT Connector & cable range continues to grow. - Cliff Electronics has over 40 years' experience in supplying cost effective and high reliability connectors to OEMs and System Integrators around the world. Markets served include industrial, building automation, video installations, medical, instrumentation, test and measurement, broadcast and professional audio the company is well placed to fulfill new demands in the marketplace.

    EVENTS Realising the Digital Enterprise. - On May 16-17, 2017, ARC Advisory Group will host its European Industry Forum (EIF) at the Meliã Hotel in Sitges (ES). The forum will include exclusive sessions on major issues facing our industry, with multiple tracks and workshops that enable executives to explore topics such as Industrie 4.0, IIoT & Smart Manufacturing, Cybersecurity, IT/OT Convergence, Energy & Sustainability, among others.

    PRODUCT Level switches. - The CleverLevel series from Baumer has been expanded with two new variants - the LBFH and LBFI. They are available with two switching outputs, qTeach and a 360° output status indicator.

10/11/2016
    NEWS Wanted Dead or Alive. - Ashtead Technology is offering a trade-in for old emissions analysers, no matter what their condition or manufacturer. As part of the deal, customers will receive money off a new Testo 350 or Testo 340.

    NEWS Scheduled move in the spring. - Ion Science has confirmed it is on schedule to move into its new state-of-the-art plant in May 2017.

    PRODUCT High-Speed, High-Resolution, High-Voltage Oscilloscope. - National Instruments (NI) announced the PXIe-5164 oscilloscope. The PXIe-5164 is built on the open, modular PXI architecture, and includes a user-programmable FPGA to help aerospace/defense, semiconductor and research/physics applications that require high-voltage measurements and high levels of amplitude accuracy.

    PRODUCT Linking automation to communication platforms. - HMS Industrial Networks now extends the Anybus® CompactCom™ 40-series family with a new version which enables any automation device to communicate on CC-Link IE Field. This means that HMS now offers both embedded and stand-alone gateway solutions for any CC-Link-related communication issue, including CC-Link IE Field.

9/11/2016
    PRODUCT Linearisation and Teach. - Thanks to linearised calibration curves and very low standard dispersion rates, the new distance-measuring inductive sensors IR08, IR12 and IR18 from the Baumer AlphaProx family offer easy and reasonably priced analysis of the measurement results without any additional cost or effort for programming. Complex reference measurements are also things of the past.

    PRODUCT LED indicators for thick panels. - Microprecision Electronics has introduced a new long body nickel-plated panel mount LED. The housing is designed to easily fit panel thicknesses of up to 9.0mm even with additional washer.

    APPLICATION Single-cable solutions. - Single-cable solutions are increasingly gaining traction in the field of servo drive technology. In addition to the growing number of drive manufacturers offering single-cable solutions, this trend is fuelled by the increasing number of manufacturers of rotary encoders that allow the implementation of such solutions in the first place. Helukabel GmbH and Hengstler GmbH are two well-established companies that tackle this topic from different vantages.

    NEWS New network member! - IDEC Technical Services, a specialist in the design and installation of high voltage protection and control system integration has joined the Copa-Data Partner Community, the worldwide network of certified specialists in Copa-Data's software, zenon.

8/11/2016
    NEWS Leveraging for IIot! - Yokogawa has established a new division known as the Architecture Development Division California: an organisation that is dedicated to the development of architecture for the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). This division commenced operations on the 1st November 2016.

    PRODUCT Dual range torque sensor. - The new Type 4503B dual range torque sensor from Kistler Instruments has a wide measurement range of 0.2 to 5,000 Nm, high resolution rotational speed/angle measurement and high speed ranges of up to 50,000 rpm.

    PRODUCT LED indicators for thick panels. - Microprecision Electronics has introduced a new long body nickel-plated panel mount LED. The housing is designed to easily fit panel thicknesses of up to 9.0mm even with additional washer.

    APPLICATION Innovation drives flue gas treatment. - Working closely with Gasmet's Belgian Distributor, Kelma NV, Lhoist has developed laboratory, pilot scale and mobile process monitoring capabilities to evaluate FGT products that are still in the development phase or to demonstrate the effectiveness of existing FGT products at customers' sites.

7/11/2016
    website RF connectors accessible through new website! - Intelliconnect (Europe) has launched a completely new website offering visitors easier navigation and search facilities and a new "Quote Basket" facility allowing customers to automatically request a quotation for selected products.

    EVENTS Week to highlight robotics! - The second annual UK Robotics Week (24th - 30th June 2017) is set to be even bigger and better, building on the huge success of the inaugural event at the end of last June.

    Research & Education "Maths in the Pipeline" for students! - A 'Maths in the Pipeline' STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) event has been held at the new Emerson Solutions Centre in Aberdeen (GB). The one-day workshop, organised by Aberdeen-based charitable organisation TechFest, gave pupils from five schools an insight into how mathematics applies to real-life situations within the oil and gas industry.

    PRODUCT Broadband bridge for trains - Westermo has launched an Ethernet broadband bridge designed especially for the rail vehicle market. The DDW-002-B1, part of the Wolverine series of industrial Ethernet extenders, can be used to interconnect Ethernet networks within rail cars using the existing cables in the train coupling.

    NEWS Cutting age cybersecurity for IIoT. - Yokogawa has made a strategic investment in Bayshore Networks, a US technology innovator that is developing cybersecurity software for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

4/11/2016
    PRODUCT Digital Oxygen analyser. - Servomex, has launched the SERVOPRO MonoExact DF150E: a next generation digital trace oxygen analyser designed for accurate, stable and reliable performance across a wide range of industrial applications.

    PRODUCT Upgrade helps plants integrate their legacy instrumentation variety of systems. - Endress + Hauser's Memograph M RSG45 Data Manager is a data acquisition system for small process control applications and it now provides a cost effective way to integrate legacy 4-20mA, RTD, thermocouple and HART-based instruments into a modern control system.

    PRODUCT IO-Link sensor/actuator hub with expansion port. - IO-Link actuator/sensor hubs from Balluff feature eight ports for 16 in-/outputs. They allow for example signals from up to 16 switching sensors to be collected from a distance of up to 20 m so that they can be made available to the machine controller via IO-Link and an IO-Link master using a simple 3-conductor cable.

    APPLICATION Just how vulnerable is the IoT? - The recent Mirai Botnet attack caused an outage in internet services for numerous large-scale internet-based companies. Could it have been stopped?.

3/11/2016
    PRODUCT Remote management rebranded. - The Netbiter Remote Management solution is now ofered by HMS Industrial Networks under the newly acquired brand name eWON®. Alongside eWON Cosy and Flexy, Netbiter will be one of the three main product lines within the eWON Remote Solutions offering.
    People
    Chris PockettThe Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) has appointed Chris Pockett as Chair for its Exhibition Committee.

    NEWS Breaking ground in Towchester. - The ground-breaking ceremony for the expansion of the Abaco Systems headquarters in Britain took place earlier this week.

    website Designing keyboards. - Designed by Engineers for Engineers, Multitron's new MENTOR Keypad Components Microsite provides logical, easy-to-follow routes to help develop the ideal keypad design solution, accompanied by a host of essential explanatory and technical data.

    PRODUCT Humidity &temp transmitter with heated sensing probe. - The EE211 from E+E Elektronik is designed for accurate humidity and temperature measurement under continuous high-humidity or condensing conditions. The device is ideal for climate control in fruit and vegetable storage, in greenhouses, incubators, ripening processes or in mushroom growing.

    APPLICATION Innovative scopes competition! - The Rohde & Schwarz 2 minutes competition to find the most innovative use for its recently announced R&S Scope Rider enters its second phase, as eight videos submitted by finalists are posted onto the 2 minutes competition website and subjected to a public vote. Voting will close on 30 November, and the overall winner will be named on 15 December.

2/11/2016
    PRODUCT Compact chilled mirror hygrometer. - The S8000 RS Precision Chilled Mirror Hygrometer from Michell Instruments, measures dew points down to -90°C (0.1ppmV) with an accuracy of ±0.1°C. However, unlike many other chilled mirror hygrometers in this class, no additional external cooling equipment is needed to accurately reach these dry dew points.

    PRODUCT Burner valves! - Emerson Automation Solutions has released the Fisher Type 119EZ and 119EZS main burner valves for burner systems used in oil and gas production.

    PRODUCT Polymer metering pump. - FLEXFLO® A-100N Polymer Pump handles high viscosity polymers used in water and wastewater treatment. These peristaltic metering pumps are equipped with Blue-White's exclusive, built-in Tube Failure Detection system (TFD).

    PRODUCT Battery specialist re-energises commercial market! - Ultralife Corporation, has built on the success of its original 9V battery by offering the next generation of the world's longest lasting lithium 9V battery, the U9VL-J-P.

    APPLICATION 50% alternative power saves $$$s for automation & control manufacturer! - IDEC, manufacturer of industrial automation and control products, the has a corporate mandate to reduce carbon footprint and increase the use of renewable energy sources at its facilities world-wide. In order to meet this mandate, cut costs and improve the environment, the U.S. headquarters in Silicon Valley uses a combination of roof-mounted solar panels and wind turbines to provide about 50% of its power.

    PRODUCT Strengthening cybersecurity. - Bedrock Automation has extended cyber security to serial communications with a new SIOS.5 Serial I/O module for its BedrockTM Open Secure Automation (OSA™) control system. The SIOS.5 has five channels, each supported by an independent cyber secure 32-bit ARM processor.

    Standards Standards in Automation recognised! - ISA's S&P Department publishes 15 to 20 new or revised standards and technical reports annually that improve the safety, cybersecurity and efficiency of industrial processes. It has announced the recipients of its annual Standards & Practices (S&P) Department awards.

    PRODUCT Spatial projection display. - Omron Electronic Components Europe is launching Aerial Imaging technology in Europe, allowing directions and other images to appear floating in the air in shopping malls, transport terminals and other locations.

    PRODUCT Submersible level probe. - The OPTIBAR LC 1010 submersible level probe with ceramic diaphragm provides a simple and continuous hydrostatic level measurement solution for water wells, rainwater retaining / overflow basins, or tanks.

    PRODUCT Switch-on to the "Smart Factory!" - The Han-Modular® Switch US4 connector is a strategic part of Harting's Industry 4.0 portfolio. This connector is designed to save control cabinet space, reduce wiring and improve distributed networking, specifically in support of Industry 4.0 modernisation programmes.

    PRODUCT Helping performing layout tasks fast. - Fluke has introduced Fluke Laser Levels, a new line of professional-grade, precision tools that are designed to survive a one metre drop and keep working.

1/11/2016
    NEWS Co-operation with clamp-on feature enhances flow offering! - Emerson and FLEXIM are collaborating to help process customers optimise their flow process design, flow meter selection and flow meter installation on capital projects to reduce execution risk and costs.

    PRODUCT Analyser is all-in-one USB3.1 receiver test solution! - Anritsu's MP1800A Signal Quality Analyzer now supports the newest USB3.1 Gen2 receiver test standards. The USB3.1 Receiver Test Solution uses the G0373A Adapter and MX183000A High-Speed Serial Data Test Software to support both USB3.1 Gen1 (5 Gbit/s) and Gen2 (10 Gbit/s) receiver Jitter Tolerance tests.

    PRODUCT Compact chilled mirror hygrometer. - The S8000 RS Precision Chilled Mirror Hygrometer from Michell Instruments, measures dew points down to -90°C (0.1ppmV) with an accuracy of ±0.1°C. However, unlike many other chilled mirror hygrometers in this class, no additional external cooling equipment is needed to accurately reach these dry dew points.

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