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    NEWS A simplified supply chain for the analyser needs. - A new service – ASI or Analyser System Integration has been announced by Yokogowa. This makes Yokogawa a true one-stop-shop for ASI at both green-field or brown-field projects of almost any size, thus helping project owners to simplify their supply chains as they need only deal with a single team for all analytical requirements.

    PRODUCT Flexible and reliable DCS access with Thin Client terminals. - Series 500 Remote HMIs from R. Stahl HMI Systems are an ideal software and hardware package for operating current control systems in the process industry. Designed for safe and comfortable access to Emerson, Siemens, Yokogawa, Honeywell, Allen Bradley, ABB, Rockwell or Schneider control solutions, the Thin Clients are suitable for interoperation with both classic workstations as well as the ever more popular Virtual Machines (VMs).

    NEWS Summer discount on personal vibration dosimeter! - Svantek has announced its summer promotion. Until September 2016, the Bedford-based business is offering 15% discount on its range of noise and vibration dosimeters for occupational health and safety monitoring, including the SV104 personal noise meter and SV103 personal vibration meter.

    EVENTS Process control & safety papers sought! - ISA's 2016 Process Control and Safety Symposium and Exhibition is seeking authors, innovators, thought leaders and other professionals in process measurement and control - particularly in the chemical and energy processing and other key process industry sectors - to submit abstracts for presentation consideration at the conference prior to the 22 July deadline.

    PRODUCT Four-wire Coriolis mass flowmeters and transmitters family launched! - Yokogawa has announced the global release in all markets of ROTAMASSTotal Insight (TI), a new portfolio of four-wire Coriolis mass flowmeters and transmitters.

    Research & Education Research and development - industry's road to success! - Andrew Keith, engineering director of power resistor manufacturer Cressall Resistors, discusses the role of research and development in the manufacturing industry.

    APPLICATION RH probes on-line! - Michell's new web shop is now open for business, giving customers in Europe a quick and simple way to order and pay securely for a comprehensive range of relative humidity transmitters.

    PRODUCT Field replaceable SMA connectors. - Intelliconnect (Europe) has introduced a range of cost effective, field replaceable SMA and 2.9mm connectors providing solderless attachment to 0.141" (RG402) semi rigid cables and 2.9mm connectors for 0.085"(RG405) and 0.141" cables.

    PRODUCT Smaller push-pull connectors! - Fischer Connectors, the worldwide innovator in push-pull circular connectors and cable assembly solutions, today launched an even smaller ultra-miniature connector, MiniMax 06, as an extension of its miniature high-density product range, the Fischer MiniMax™ Series.

    PRODUCT Pneumatic process actuator turns heads! - Festo has leveraged its design capability, manufacturing scale and logistical strengths to offer customers a modern quarter turn actuator - DFPD, with price reductions of up to 20% compared with previous models, as well as next day delivery.

    APPLICATION Precision laser module - If the alignment of a laser is not possible because, for example, it is placed in a fix bore hole or adjustment is too complex, then Laser Components' precision laser may be used.

    PRODUCT New Micro PLC provides PAC power plus... - The FC6A MicroSmart is a powerful PLC with up to 520 I/O just released by IDEC Corporation. The MicroSmart PLC provides the power of a PAC (programmable automation controller) in a low-cost controller with a small form factor, making it an ideal fit for demanding applications.

    EVENTS Best & brightest in Water/Wastewater! - The best and brightest minds-including five eminent speakers-will address the critical issues and challenges in automation facing the water/wastewater industry at the 10th Annual ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls (WWAC) Symposium, next August in Orlando (FL USA).

    APPLICATION MagMeter for concrete batching applications. - The new Badger Meter M7600 Flow Meter combines the most advanced electromagnetic flow metering technology, with a simple, yet robust output, providing an easy-to-use flow measurement solution for use in a wide range of concrete batching applications.

    PRODUCT Inert media separation valves. - Humphrey Products is expanding the line of products suitable for use in the medical and analytical markets with the introduction of the iDP Valve family. Humphrey iDP are a series of inert media separation valves, specifically designed for aggressive liquids and gases.

    PRODUCT Tool-free quick termination. - Harting has announced the introduction of its new Han® ES Press contact inserts with tool-free quick connection technology. These new inserts significantly reduce assembly time during wiring. In addition, jumpers offer the possibility of potential multiplication in the connector.

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    Research & Education Research collaboration agreed. - Emerson Process Management and Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) have entered into a Research Collaboration Agreement under which they will create a new centre for research and development on the methods of using 3D printing for the manufacture of industrial control valves.

    PRODUCT Remote I/O modules for Ex i solenoid valves supplant valve islands. - Stahl's DOMV solenoid valve block for integration into the Zone 1 IS1+ Remote I/O system saves space, reduces costs and enhances availability.

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    Research & Education To Buy, or Not to Buy - that is the question! - Several years ago Ashtead Technology was known as Ashtead Technology Rentals, and specialised in hiring the latest technology for those with a short-term or project-based instrumentation requirement. However, many of Ashtead's customers had a frequent requirement for the same instrument, so the company now also offers instruments for sale. Nevertheless, the decision on whether to rent or buy is affected by a number of factors.
    PRODUCT Simple, reliable software option provides multiple phase measurement. - The Micro Motion Advanced Phase Measurement (APM) is a software option available on the Model 5700 Transmitter. The software solution helps improve measurement accuracy across diverse industries in challenging multi-phase applications such as direct wellhead and separator net oil measurement in the oilfield and starch concentration for food and beverage plants.

    PRODUCT The world's smallest ProfiBus master interface for PCs. - The PBpro USB from Softing, has the size of a matchbox and can be easily stowed in any laptop bag - a convenient companion for mobile use.

    PRODUCT Peristaltic metering pump enhanced. - The FLEXFLO® Peristaltic Pumps, from Blue-White, offer a design which is both self-priming and Valve-less (cannot vapor lock or lose prime). Peristaltic Design is well suited for abrasive, thick, and gaseous fluids that can foul conventional metering pumps.

    PRODUCT Wireless module with Merged Serial and Ethernet. - The WNM Wireless Network Module from Moore Industries has been redesigned with a new, sleeker housing and now incorporates both Serial and Ethernet communications in one model.

    PRODUCT Thermal imager + Multimeter. - Fluke has introduced the 279 FC TRMS Thermal Multimeter, the first test tool to integrate a full-featured true RMS (TRMS) digital multimeter (DMM) with a thermal camera in one device to speed troubleshooting. It is also a member of the Fluke Connect® family of wireless test tools.

    EVENTS Photochemistry and Photophysics examined. - The first annual Edinburgh Instruments' Lectureship in Photochemistry and Photophysics at Duke University (NC USA) was held April 29th, 2016, with great success.

    PRODUCT Measuring CO2 Concentration up to 50,000 ppm. - The modular CO2 transmitter EE870 from E+E Elektronik now measures CO2 concentration up to 5% CO2 (50,000 ppm). The extended measuring range makes the EE870, consisting of CO2 probe, conversion board and connection cable, even more versatile.

    Webinar Dreading the alarm review? - A free webinar presented by Dr Alan Mahoney, Technical Director of Process Plant Computing Ltd (PPCL) on Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th May demonstrates how to improve the alarm review process by including process operating envelopes at all stages.
    NEWS American Chemical Council has new affiliate. - Yokogawa Corporation of America has been approved as an affiliate member by the Board of Directors for the American Chemical Council (ACC). The ACC is America's oldest trade association of its kind, representing companies engaged in the business of chemistry.

    PRODUCT Accurate monitoring of indoor air quality. - AcSoft Health & Safety is targeting the facilities management industry with its range of reliable and accurate Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Monitors from E Instruments.

    PRODUCT Moisture verification with NDIR measurement devices. - Laser Components brings three new filters on the market that are selected in such a way as to significantly reduce the crosstalk to other gases to achieve uncomplicated measurements with NDIR measurement devices.

    PRODUCT Wireless rotating torque sensor. - The Basic Line Torque Sensor from Kistler Instruments, Type 4520A Torque Sensor, uses FM wireless technology to transmit the signal from the rotating shaft and so eliminates the signal distortion and loss inherent in slip-ring sensors.

    PRODUCT IS1+ Remote I/O system communicates ticks approval. - The latest generation of explosion-protected Remote I/O systems from R. Stahl, IS1+ for installation in zone 1 and zone 2 or Division 1 or Division 2, enables fast communication via Foundation Fieldbus High Speed Ethernet (FF HSE).

    PRODUCT Intelligent inventory management! - Anglia Components has launched a new intelligent inventory management service offering vibrant electronics manufacturers a flexible, instantly accessible inventory of commodity components on an invoice at usage basis to support their growth.

    PRODUCT Commissioning and maintenance of dew-point transmitters. - Michell Instruments has upgraded its diagnostic tool - the Universal Communications Kit - to enable users of their Easidew and Pura ranges to carry out on-site checks and reconfigure their dew-point transmitters simply and easily.

    NEWS Memorandum of Understanding signed - The OPC Foundation and CAN in Automation have agreed to collaborate in the development of specifications, white papers, guidelines and processes that provide the infrastructure necessary for the two organizations to promote system wide interoperability.

    Research & Education Process networking seminar. - A highly practical seminar from Profibus International (GB) will address the key issues arising from the use of digital communications technologies in process and hybrid industries. Scheduled for Manchester (GB) on 29th June 2016, 50% of the seminar time will be dedicated to live demonstrations and most of the remainder taken up with practical advice based on actual experience.
    PRODUCT Smart Communicator App. - ProComSol has released a major update to its DevComDroid App, an Android based Smart Device Communicator Application for HART instruments.

    PRODUCT High-density 2 Amp PXI relay module. - Pickering Interfaces has launched a new High-Density 2 Amp PXI Relay Module.

    NEWS Sensor manufacturer recognised for excellence. - Baumer Group has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2015 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. The Partner-level status is Deere & Company's highest supplier rating.

    PRODUCT Hybrid laser analyser for continuous gas analysis. - Emerson has released the Rosemount CT5100 continuous gas analyser, the world's only hybrid analyser to combine Tunable Diode Laser (TDL) and Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) measurement technologies for process gas analysis and emissions monitoring.

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    NEWS Global partnership give increased and more efficient MES ability. - Zenith Technologies and Werum IT Solutions have formed a global partnership to support pharmaceutical companies with the implementation of manufacturing execution system (MES) technology to improve production performance.

    NEWS Two million mag meters plus... - Endress+Hauser has produced over two million electromagnetic flowmeters since 1977.

    NEWS Canada has oldest solinoid valve! - The Industrial Group of Moog Inc declared Doug Bitner, manager for the University of Saskatchewan's College of Engineering Fluid Power Lab, the winner of its contest to find the oldest operating Moog servo valve after he sent in a video showing lab equipment running with a Moog 21 Series servo valve manufactured in 1963.

    APPLICATION 75% energy savings in extrusion application. - When Tech Folien Ltd, based in Liverpool (GB), was faced with the issue of obsolescence, which made it extremely challengingin achieving savings on energy consumption, the company turned to Emerson official partner RJW, who designed and installed a solution which delivered energy savings of over 75%.

    White Paper Optimising steam generation & condensate recovery processes for maximum profit. - Magnetrol International has developed the Steam Generation Cycle and Condensate Recovery Process Optimization Kit to help commercial and heavy industries identify the hidden costs that result from instrumentation poorly suited to their application in these processes.

    PRODUCT Datacentre tool box! - A new Datacentre Tool Box from Microlease has been introduced to equip data centre engineering teams and their subcontractors with the varied instrumentation support that they need to complete installation, upgrades and routine maintenance projects in a single package.

    NEWS Certification for enhanced #FTIR emissions analyser. - The CEMS II e continuous emissions monitoring system from Gasmet has successfully completed EN 15267-3 testing using FTIR technology for the analysis of low range HF, low range NO, CH4 and Formaldehyde.

    PRODUCT Stainless steel explosion proof junction box! - United Electric Controls (UE,) has a new 316 stainless steel explosion proof junction box. The box is available assembled with the company's stainless steel product lines such as the compact, dual seal certified, explosion proof 12 Series pressure and temperature switches as well as the hermetically sealed TX200 pressure transmitters.

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    White Paper The great migration: cloud computing for smart manufacturing - ccording to this industry survey by IBM, two thirds of mid-sized companies have already implemented - or are currently considering - a cloud based storage model for their organisation. The analytic advantages of cloud computing in industry are no secret, in fact, 70 per cent of these cloud-using respondents said they were actively pursuing cloud-based analytics to gleam greater insights and efficiency in order to achieve business goals
    Joe Haugh
    Joe Haugh has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Zenith Technologies.
    Brendan O'Regan
    Former CEO and Zenith Technologies founder Brendan O'Regan becomes Executive Chairman.

    Standards Alarm management standard approved! - Drawing on knowledge gained from six years of extensive application throughout industry, the ISA18 committee has completed an updated version of the Alarm standard that has been approved by the American National Standards Institute as ANSI/ISA-18.2-2016.

    PRODUCT DMM for more accurate, smarter test systems. - National Instruments (NI) has announced the NI PXIe-4081 7½-digit high-performance DMM and 1.8 MS/s isolated digitiser. The NI PXIe-4081 is the first PXI Express DMM available.

    EVENTS Two important water events co-locate! - The International Water Association specialist Conference is scheduled to run alongside WWEM 2016 (Wastewater & Environment Monitoring Conference & Exhibition) in Telford (GB), during the first week of November.

    NEWS MES provider strengthens presence in Asia Pacific. - Werum IT Solutions and Factorytalk Co., Ltd., Thailand, a leading consulting company for pharma manufacturers in Southeast Asia, jointly announce the complete transfer of Factorytalk's MES business to Werum's corporate organization.

    Research & Education Triplet-Exciton energy transfers research in North Carolina. - Researchers at North Carolina State University, led by Prof. Felix Castellano, have shown for the first time that the photogenerated triplet exciton in semiconductor nanocrystals can be harvested by surface bound molecular acceptors, exhibited by a six-order magnitude increase in the lifetime of the originally prepared excited state.

    PRODUCT Linking devices between Rockwell Automation PLCs and serial devices. - HMS Industrial Networks has released the first product in a new family of EtherNet/IP Linking Devices. The new Serial EtherNet/IP Linking Device allows users to connect any serial device to a Rockwell ControlLogix® or CompactLogix® PLC.

    PRODUCT Signal conditioning platform. - Kistler Instruments has launched a new, modular Signal Conditioning Platform (SCP) for high speed combustion analysis applications, supporting a variety of different sensors (Piezoelectric, Piezoresistive, Strain-gauge, Hall-effect) and compatible with all commercially available combustion analysers.

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    NEWS Services and State of the Art Training opens in Aberdeen. - We have been reporting on progress at this site in Scotland for the past three years and now we can report that Emerson has just celebrated the official opening of its new £20m Solutions Centre in Aberdeen last week.

    PRODUCT Explosion proof Coriolis flow. - Badger Meter has enhanced its new line of Coriolis flow meters by releasing a new explosion-proof transmitter with intrinsically safe sensors for RCT1000 Coriolis Mass Flow Meters.

    PRODUCT HMI series in wide screen format! - Baumüller has introduced a new family of HMIs that offers the right hardware for all operating tasks with the three series Basic, Standard, and Premium. The family comprises devices in wide-screen format from 4.3 to 15.6 inch.

    PRODUCT Field verifications for moisture in natural gas analyzers. - Michell Instruments has introduced a method to verify the accuracy of the OptiPEAK TDL600 moisture in natural gas analyzer in the field using certified cylinders of moisture in nitrogen, rather than a methane calibration gas.

    PRODUCT Connector with integrated #Ethernet switch. - Harting has launched a new connector which incorporates an integrated Ethernet switch. The new US4 connector is the first device in which switch functionality resides directly in the connector, making it possible to network four EtherNet/IP or PROFINET nodes with transmission speeds of up to 1000 Mbit/s.

    PRODUCT Battery management systems. - Scienlab presents its engineering services and products for the entire development chain of battery management systems (BMS) at Hannover Messe. n addition to its energy storage test system for characterization of cells, Scienlab will also present a BMS test environment for BMS development and validation, as well as newly developed Module Monitoring Electronics using Linear Technology's LTC6804 multicell battery monitor.

    NEWS EMEA Distributor of the year. - OmniProcess (Sweden) has been awarded 'EMEA Distributor of the Year 2015' by laboratory instrumentation manufacturer SEALAnalytical.

    NEWS Global headquarters for radar level measurement for Sweden. - Emerson's new US$24.5 million facility in Gothenburg, Sweden, increases production flexibility and efficiency; provides enhanced range of services, support and training for customers.

    NEWS Mini industrial computer wins coveted award. - The coveted HERMES AWARD has been won by Harting for the second time at this year's Hannover Messe. The company beat four other competitors with its HARTING MICA (Modular Industry Computing Architecture), the company's mini-industrial computer.

    PRODUCT Angle-seat valve includes food contact applications. - The high performance ASCO valve line now comes fully certified to meet the requirements of European and USA food contact regulations.

    PRODUCT Web-enabled dust/particulate monitor. - Ashtead Technology has added the new TSI Environmental DUSTTRAK Aerosol Monitor to its fleet of environmental monitoring equipment. Available to rent or purchase, this is an advanced, mains or battery powered instrument for the continuous monitoring of ambient particulates, with 'cloud' based connectivity.

    PRODUCT Photoelectric sensors developed for US market. - In time for the Hannover Messe 2016 - and perfect for partner country USA - Pepperl+Fuchs introduces the new R103 series for the first time. It complements the successful new generation of compact photoelectric sensors already on the market, R100 and R101.

    PRODUCT Ethernet connectivity to Coriolis transmitter! - The Micro Motion Model 5700 transmitter has been upgraded with a native Ethernet connection to improve connectivity and functionality, allowing for easier access to measurement information.
    Sam Hemphill
    Sam Hemphill is new business account manager at HHC Lewis.

    PRODUCT Augmented reality in various applications. - The Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT and the founders of its latest spin-off company - oculavis - will be presenting three new applications for personal imaging systems, also known as smart glasses, at the Hanover Fair.

    PRODUCT Rugged push-button switch. - A new push-button switch which is not only IP 67 but also shows its high quality in the design has been introduced by knitter-switch.

    PRODUCT Field replaceable SMA connectors. - Intelliconnect (Europe) has introduced a range of cost effective, field replaceable SMA and 2.9mm connectors providing solderless attachment to 0.141" (RG402) semi rigid cables and 2.9mm connectors for 0.085"(RG405) and 0.141" cables.

    PRODUCT Fieldbus on your phone! - A new app that turns Android Smartphones into mobile diagnostic devices for the physical layer parameters of a Foundation Fieldbus H1 network has been introduced by Stahl.

    PRODUCT Next-generation magnetostrictive level transmitter. - The Jupiter® Model JM4 magnetostrictive level transmitter has bee launched by Magnetrol® International. The JM4 is available as a direct insertion option, as well as an external mount on any MAGNETROL magnetic level indicator (MLI) or modular instrumentation bridle.

    publications" Selecting an automation network. - The third edition release of Automation Network Selection: A Reference Manual by Richard H. (Dick) Caro, has been announced by The International Society of Automation (ISA). He is a highly acclaimed automation expert and ISA Life Fellow.

    PRODUCT Reversing industry trend of capital project cost and schedule overages. - Addressing a growing industry demand for transformational improvements in capital project execution, Emerson has launched Project Certainty, an innovative technology and engineering-based approach for improved capital efficiency and more reliable project schedules.

    APPLICATION Power station installs almost zero-maintenance boiler water monitors. - Staff at Connah's Quay Power Station (GB) have installed the latest luminescent optical dissolved oxygen (LDO) monitoring technology to minimise operational requirements whilst protecting the plant's high value assets. An Orbisphere K1100 sensor from HACH now monitors DO continuously in the boiler water feed, requiring almost no maintenance or calibration.

    PRODUCT Tracking the entire dairy QC process. - The Matrix Gemini Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) from Autoscribe Informatics allows QC laboratories in the dairy industry to accurately record, evaluate and trace test results throughout the production process.

    APPLICATION Load instrumentation for vehicle testing - A collaboration between Mantracourt and Applied Measurement Australia helps to renovate and update a Tilt Table that was used to test vehicle stability by tilting to an angle of 45°.

    PRODUCT Enhanced Online Fleet-Wide Solution meets maintenance requirements. - National Instruments has announced an enhanced version of NI InsightCM Enterprise software, a solution that helps companies gain insight into the health of capital equipment for machine maintenance and operations.
    Emerson User Group EMEA Meeting All change at Brussell Centraal.
    "Emerson's approach - yes equipment, but more importantly perhaps is attitude or culture."
    Read-out attended the Emerson User Group EMEA in Brussels, Belgium: 12th - 14th April 2016. These are our impressions!

    PRODUCT Digital Single Cable Solution for servo motors. - When Hengstler first introduced the Single Cable Solution at SPS IPC Drives 2015 in Nuremberg, they claimed to have set a new standards for efficiency, safety and performance. By offering a true Single Cable Solution with high performance, Hengstler meets the latest requirements of today's motor feedback systems.

    NEWS Acquisition allows RF solutions for home and IoT applications. - Qorvo has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held GreenPeak Technologies.

    PRODUCT Optical sensor detects mirrored and transparent surfaces reliably. - A high performance optical sensor that can reliably identify mirrored, transparent, diffuse and other hard to detect surfaces has been launched by Omron Electronic Components Europe.

    PRODUCT Vital safety information for all test and measurement practitioners. - Working safely while taking measurements is not rocket science. It is a simple combination of careful planning, carrying out safe practices according to local regulations, and using the right tools in the right way. Fluke offers the solutions needed to work safely.

    Tom Rosamilia
    The board of directors of Rockwell Automation has elected Tom Rosamilia, as a new director.
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    NEWS Co-operation on decentralised, modular automation of process equipment. - COPA-DATA is one of the first providers of process control systems in the DIMA - Decentralised Intelligence for Modular Applications project, initiated by industry specialist WAGO's automation sector.

    Standards Ready for new version of ATEX. - The new version of the ATEX directive entitled 2014/34/EU will come into effect on 20 April 2016. From that date, the new directive is the binding basis for newly issued ATEX certificates - though previously issued certificates remain valid indefinitely. Stahl is ready to advise.

    Standards Wireless certification Wireless Positioner. - Flowserve's PMV D3 for modulation control and valve monitoring is now certified to ISA100 Wireless™ specification, offering customers reduced operating costs.

    PRODUCT 3 Steps to help identify potential electrical problems and their impact. - Fluke has introduced a comprehensive collection of free online resources to help industrial engineers, electricians and power quality/energy specialists identify potential power quality issues, understand their impact, and choose the best tools to resolve the problem - all in three easy steps.

    PRODUCT Identifying potential electrical problems and their impact. - Fluke has introduced a comprehensive collection of free online resources to help industrial engineers, electricians and power quality/energy specialists identify potential power quality issues, understand their impact, and choose the best tools to resolve the problem - all in three easy steps.

    PRODUCT Continuous fixed VOC monitor. - Ion Science has launched its Falco series of fixed continuous VOC (volatile organic compound) monitors for the on-going protection of workers operating in potentially hazardous industrial environments, such as refineries, petrochemical plants and laboratories.
    PRODUCT Web-based gearhead sizing and selection tool. - Thomson Industries has expanded its web-based sizing and selection tool for Micron® TRUE Planetary™ Gearheads. The web-based MicronMOTIONEERING® is a unique, application-based sizing and selection tool that quickly and easily identifies the correct planetary gearhead for your application.
    EVENTS Automation in power! - The International Society of Automation (ISA) has released the preliminary technical program for its 59th Power Industry Division (POWID) and EPRI Symposium, which will take place 27-30 June 2016 in Charlotte, (NC USA).

    PRODUCT Steam conditioning valve for Europe - Emerson Process Management has introduced to Europe the Fisher™ TBX steam conditioning valve, which combines precise pressure and temperature control in a single turbine bypass valve.

    PRODUCT pH Process Modeling and Control Simulation in Industry 4.0. - CyboSoft has released their first virtual plant software to help engineers learn how a pH process behaves, and how to effectively control this extremely nonlinear process to comply with EPA wastewater discharge codes and save chemical reagent.
    Nick Khoubbieh
    Ultra Electronics, 3eTI® has appointed Nick Khoubbieh as vice president and general manager, integrated cyber and security solutions.

    Webinar Learn Labview from a distance! - National Instruments has launched a series of new live webcasts called: Live Webinar - LabVIEW Introduction and Demonstration -19th April 2016. The 1-hour long live webinars are intended for all engineers and researchers that feel like they are spending too much time on implementation instead of innovation.

    PRODUCT High current 4mm plugs and test leads. - JPR Electronics has announced the availability of the Schützinger GmbH range of products, including the 4mm high current lamella-basket plugs, widely used in test and measurement and instrumentation applications.

    PRODUCT Self-contained measurement camera. - The new TrueChrome Metrics camera from Stemmer Imaging provides fully integrated digital image capture and measurement for micro and macro scientific and industrial imaging applications with no need for a PC.

    Research & Education Spring 2016 instrumentation training courses in USA. - Endress+Hauser in the US has announced its Spring 2016 schedule of instrumentation training courses. Classes typically are a combination of classroom and hands-on training on either the Endress+Hauser PTU® (Process Training Unit), a full-scale, working process skid with on-line instrumentation and controls, or live instruments in training stands, both designed to simulate operating conditions.

    PRODUCT Gas Analyser ensures effectiveness of glove boxes. - Glove boxes are used extensively to handle hazardous or sensitive materials, often with a protective or highly controlled atmosphere. Michell's XGA301 industrial gas analyzer provides a reliable and cost-effective method to monitor for air leaks combined with moisture measurement.

    PRODUCT Multi-carrier cellular RTUs are safe for use in hazardous environments. - Red Lion Controls, the global experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking, has announced that its Sixnet® series RAM® 9000 industrial cellular RTUs have received ATEX zone 2, category 3 approval and are safe for use in potentially hazardous environments.

    PRODUCT Thermal imagers with free smart phone or tablet on offer. - Until 15th June 2016 and while stocks last, Fluke is offering further money-saving thermal imager packages. With two thermal camera models from its entry-level TiS Performance Series and two models from the Ti Professional series, Fluke is offering a specific free 'smart' tablet or mobile phone.
    Damiano Natali
    Cressall Resistors has appointed Damiano Natali as R & D and finite element analysis engineer.

    Research & Education Automation training in Saudi Arabia. - Building on its worldwide presence and mission of global collaboration, the International Society of Automation (ISA) today announced it has signed an agreement with Jubail Industrial College in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) that enables the college to sponsor, market and conduct a specified set of ISA training courses.

    PRODUCT Enclosures for Zone 1 Remote I/O solutions. - R. Stahl now provides five standard Zone 1 field enclosures for the IS1+ Remote I/O system. As these STANDARD solutions do away with time consuming specification and planning processes, they can be delivered within just three weeks.

    NEWS Gas analysis company acquired. - Gasmet Technologies has acquired Quantitech Limited. Gasmet's products are employed globally in regulatory monitoring, process control and environmental/safety applications, and Quantitech has been its sales and service partner in Britain and Ireland since 1995.

    APPLICATION Biopharma alliance announced. - Zenith Technologies and GE Healthcare's Life Sciences business have announced a collaboration to support biopharmaceutical manufacturing deployment.

    PRODUCT VA purgemeters with surface passivation for trace-level analysis. - Krohne now offers the option of surface passivation for trace-level analysis for its variable area flow meters DK 32, DK 34 and DK 37.

    PRODUCT Proportional solenoid valve ideal for use in analytical and medical applications. - Emerson has unveiled an ASCO 22mm Flapper valve, ideal for use in Analytical and Medical Technology (AMT) applications.

    Organisations Partnerships renewed! - The International Society of Automation (ISA) has announced the renewal of three ISA partnership agreements for 2016. They are MAVERICK Technologies, Honeywell Process Solutions and Ultra Electronics, 3eTI®.

    PRODUCT Intrinsically safe ethernet Interface. - Eaton's MTL ExLAN enables OEMs to simplify their product design and certification, saving time and associated costs in launching products for mounting in Zone 0 or 1 hazardous areas, while offering the benefits of open Ethernet connectivity.

    PRODUCT Smart controller device for laser systems. - A new touchscreen controller for simplified control of laser systems has been launched by Quantum Composers The all new Smart Controller is an easy to use extension for manual repair systems that may include a microscope setup and has the functionality to control the systems energy, firing mode, rate, and slit size and shape.

    NEWS German analyser manufacturer aquired. - Endress+Hauser has completed the takeover of German analytical instrumentation provider Analytik Jena.

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