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    PRODUCT Paddlewheel flowmeter - Blue-White Industries' BW DIGI-METER® Micro-Flo with analogue output displays flow rate and accumulated total flow, and features 4-20 mA / 0-10 VDC circuitry for low flow applications.

    PRODUCT Mobile monitoring, visualising and analysing real-time plant & industrial process data. - The updated version of Wonderware® SmartGlance™ 2014 R2 mobile reporting software includes a host of new features that make monitoring, visualising and analysing real-time plant and industrial process data via mobile devices easier than ever.

    NEWS New member for British Manufacturing Technology Centre! - Stemmer has become a member of MTC, the British-government funded Manufacturing Technology Centre.

    APPLICATION CC-Link IE leads the way to Industry 4.0 - One might argue that a technology becomes mainstream when politicians begin debating it. The German chancellor, Angela Merkel made a very interesting statement about Industry 4.0 during the national IT Summit that took place in Germany at the end of October says John Browett, General Manager of CLPA-Europe at SPS/IPC/Drives.

    PRODUCT Signal conditioners enable plants to reduce operational costs! - Eaton has launched a new series of signal conditioners for safe-area applications - the MTL1000 Series. Process managers can now specify Eaton's signal conditioners for all areas of their plant, enabling them to reduce the complexity of their supply chain and save on operational costs.

    PRODUCT Pressure sensors for ATEX zones. - The range of high performance, pressure sensors from Kistler Instruments are now available certified for use in ATEX Zone 0, intrinsically safe and Zone 2, non-incendive hazardous areas.

    NEWS Safety award for interface modules - The SSX and SST Safety Isolators and Splitters by Moore Industries, have received the 2014 Safety Award for Interface Modules from exida, the global leader in functional safety certification for the process industries.

    APPLICATION Vision system reduces chance of product recall - A leading manufacturer of OTC healthcare products has commissioned a 5 camera inspection system on a cartoning machine with two separate leaflet feeders to ensure that cartons not only contain a patient information leaflet but that it is also the correct one.

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    PRODUCT Multi-purpose safe area modbus scanners. - The Vantageview PD6730X Modbus Scanner, from Precision Digital Corporation, is a rugged, NEMA 4X/IP65 Modbus master, slave, or snooper (sniffer).
    People Wolfgang Andorfer
    Wolfgang Andorfer is joining Design LED Products as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, responsible for developing the company's core business.

    Integrated production control system! Yokogawa Electric Corporation is developing the CENTUM® VP R6.01, an enhanced version of the company's flagship integrated production control system, and plans its release in February 2015.

    NEWS Advice on HCFC ban! - From 1st January 2015 it will be illegal to use any recycled or reclaimed ozone-depleting hydrochloro-fluorocarbon (HCFC) R22 refrigerant gas to service cooling units. Rittal advises!

    PRODUCT A cool way to keep your hands warm while touching your screen! - Touchability, an innovative company specialising in touch-screen gloves has launched an extensive product range in time for the Christmas rush, with its newest being the superior 'full touch glove.'

    PRODUCT Gas detection sensors. - The enhancement of its existing range of gas sensors has been announced by Edinburgh Sensors. In addition to CO, CO2 and CH4 the new custom sensors will also include N20 and R125 gas detection.

    NEWS Are you afraid of Cyber Attacks?BLOG You are not alone!. - Three quarters of surveyed adults (75 percent) across 10 countries say they are fearful that cyber hackers are carrying out attacks on major industries and sectors of the economy in their countries, according to the results of a study announced recently by Honeywell Process Solutions.

    White Paper Automation Revenues Maintain Momentum in Q3! - ARC Advisory Group includes the most recent quarterly results for automation suppliers that publicly report their results.

    PRODUCT Worried about increasing energy prices! - The new ALTOSONIC V12, from Krohne, is the next generation of ultrasonic gas flow meters for custody transfer applications. This instrument is the ideal solution for increasingly accurate flow meters in a world of increasing energy prices.

    NEWS Humidity calibration in Pharma - Michell Instruments' calibration products play a key role in helping leading pharmaceutical companies satisfy their humidity calibration requirements.

    PRODUCT Passive oscilloscope probes operate over wide temperature range. - The Model 702902 and 702906 from Yokogawa are 10:1 passive oscilloscope probes that operate over a wide temperature range from -40°C to +85°C. As a result, they are ideally suited to use in accelerated testing and validation methods where temperature cycling is part of the test procedure.

    PRODUCT Implementing OMAC PackML - Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, has made it significantly easier for customers and machine builders to realise the benefits of the OMAC PackML standard without having to replace existing control and automation infrastructure.

    PRODUCT Easy integration of #RFID data into production management systems - Ha-VIS Middleware from Harting is a system that offers easy and flexible integration of data from UHF RFID readers into production management systems.

    NEWS Temperature and pressure measurement from one central location in Europe - Emerson Process Management has expanded its European investment in manufacturing, engineering and services for its Rosemount® temperature and pressure technologies in Wessling and Karlstein, (D).

    PRODUCT Pin socket version connector! - Following the successful launch of the Fischer MiniMax™ Series in 2012, Fischer Connectors has extended this miniature high performance rugged connector with a pin socket version.
    PRODUCT Guided wave radar level transmitter. - Honeywell Process Solutions has announced their SmartLine® Guided Wave Radar Level transmitter, the latest addition to HPS’s SmartLine® industrial transmitter family. The new device can measure the level and volume of liquids inside processing tanks up to 160 feet in height.

    PRODUCT Wireless paperless recorder - The SMARTDAC+® GX20W wireless paperless recorder from Yokogawa supports the ISA100 Wireless™ industrial automation wireless communication standard and is expected to become an essential component of the SMARTDAC+ data acquisition and control system.

    NEWS Automation supply prioritises trust Customers of the automation supply and maintenance firm, CP Automation, can now enjoy a whole host of new features and information at their fingertips thanks to the launch of its new website.

    PRODUCT 310 nm, sub 800 ps picosecond pulsed LED! - Edinburgh Instruments has released the 310 nm picosecond pulsed LED with a sub-800 picosecond typical pulse width. This is first of many forthcoming new product releases to have such a low pulse width and is optimised for Time Correlated Single Photon Counting (TCSPC).

    White Paper Another communications war in the offing? - GreenPeak Technologies, the Smart Home semi-conductor/systems company, has posted a new white paper regarding the oncoming war between ZigBee and the new version of Bluetooth - Bluetooth Mesh.

    PRODUCT LED stroboscope - Fluke has introduced the Fluke® 820-2 LED Stroboscope, a simple, easy-to-use tool for investigating and observing potential mechanism failure on a variety of machinery without making physical contact with the machine.

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    PRODUCT No mean feat for an accelerometer! - Packing a 1000g triaxial capability with integrated signal conditioning into a miniature, titanium cube accelerometer weighing less than four grams is no mean feat but that is what Kistler Instruments has achieved with the latest addition to its PiezoStar® family.

    WEbinar E-Commerce site for load cells! - Customers looking for load cells and associated instrumentation will find that not only does LCM Systems have one of the most comprehensive ranges available, but now many of its most popular load cells and indicators are available to buy online.

    Standards Dynamic pressure sensor calibration facility! - Britain's National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is working on a dynamic pressure sensor calibration method, based on shock tube techniques, which NPL hopes will be adopted as an ISO standard. The methodology uses a shock tube, in which a bursting disc separates two sections, and an increasing pressure in one section initiates failure of the disc, creating a pressure shock wave in the other section.

    NEWS Membership to drive innovation for next generation network solutions! - ADLINK Technology has become a member of the Network Intelligence Alliance (NI Alliance), an industry organization created for collaboration among vendors of products and solutions based on network intelligence.

    PRODUCT Short-wavelength pyrometer with touch screen and data logging! - The new PyroMini 2.2 series of infrared temperature sensors from Calex Electronics combines the ability to accurately measure reflective surfaces and high-temperature objects with the modern and innovative touch-screen interface of the hugely successful PyroMini.

    NEWS PSUs for Switzerland! - Excelsys Technologies has added CL-Electronics GmbH to its global distributor network. CL Electronics will distribute solutions from Excelsys Technologies to customers in a variety of specialist markets including Military, Industrial, Medical, and Communications throughout Switzerland.

    publications" Interactive catalogue creator simplifies industrial automation selection! - Plant management professionals are set to receive a productivity boost because COPA-DATA has released a bespoke catalogue creator on its website. The new tool allows users to generate and customise catalogues from a pre-existing list of pages about the company's industrial automation software package, zenon.

    PRODUCT One thousand PXI modules! - Pickering Interfaces has announced a significant milestone in providing test engineers with the optimum PXI solutions for their Test & Measurement applications.

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    PRODUCT Ergonomic HMI/SCADA solutions for Industry 4.0 - At this year's SPS IPC Drives in Germany, COPA-DATA will be presenting consistent solutions for Industry 4.0. T

    PRODUCT HMI+PLC with extensive analogue capability! - The new model of IDEC FT1A Touch micro programmable controller series of combo HMI+PLC units is the FT1A Touch 14 I/O. New features make it suitable for advanced analog monitoring and control, allowing users to economically perform both operator interface and control for a much wider range of application.

    PRODUCT Valve and flap monitoring! - Position switch with analogue output for extreme environments from steute.

    PRODUCT Linear actuators meet tough hygienic requirements - For precise linear motion in environments with stringent hygienic requirements, Kollmorgen combines its stainless steel servo motors from the AKMH series with stainless steel actuators.

    Research & Education Wireless Lab Management Solution for Education - Tektronix has announced the industry's first wireless lab instrument management solution for quickly setting up and efficiently managing basic electronics engineering laboratories at colleges and universities.

    PRODUCT Ergonomics in enclosure assembly! - Allowing panel builders to work in the most ergonomic and safest way possible, Kiesling Maschinentechnik, a member of the internationally successful Friedhelm Loh Group (which includes Rittal), supply Assemblex assembly frames that support and rationalise processes throughout every stage of machining, assembly, wiring and testing of enclosures.

    NEWS Byrun, the walking, jumping, hopping robot..BLOG - In movies, robots can walk, talk, and even pretend to be human. Their real-life counterparts are considerably more limited. But this gap is closing, and Engineered Arts is seeking to bring reality closer to fiction.

    PRODUCT Innovative highlights. - ADLINK Technology will showcase amongst other products the following innovative highlights for SPS Nuremberg.

    PRODUCT HMI+PLC with extensive analogue capability! - The new model of IDEC FT1A Touch micro programmable controller series of combo HMI+PLC units is the FT1A Touch 14 I/O. New features make it suitable for advanced analog monitoring and control, allowing users to economically perform both operator interface and control for a much wider range of applications.

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    PRODUCT Underwater electric power converter! - A new electrical power conversion technology for subsea power distribution requirements in the oil & gas industry that replaces hydraulic systems with efficient electric drive motors, actuators, and small cables has been intro- duced by Diversified Technologies.

    PRODUCT Intelligent electric valve actuator! - Emerson Process Management has introduced a new high-performance electric actuator, the Bettis™ Model 500 with TEC2 Electronics.

    PRODUCT ATEX humidity & temperature sensors - Rotronic has introduced a new series of Intrinsically Safe sensors and measurement transmitters, suitable for installation in areas where there is a risk of explosion due to the presence of dust or gas in the environment.

    NEWS Acquisition leads to formation of new company! - Techcomp has acquired the ex-Varian GC and GC-MS SQ assets from Bruker Corporation and the establishment of a new business - Scion Instruments - registered in California (USA).

    NEWS Honeywell showcase site in Houston! - Honeywell has a new, interactive demonstration center in Houston to give its industrial customers a glimpse into the future of managing their manufacturing operations.

    PRODUCT DP/P Transmitter targets upstream oil & gas applications! - Yokogawa has developed a new low-power version of the DPharp EJA-E series differential pressure/pressure transmitter and will release this product in all markets other than Japan and Europe in December.

    NEWS Technical partner in South America! - Mantracourt Electronics has announced the appointment of Brazil based Metrolog as its new technical partner covering South America. Metrolog will provide sales and technical support for Mantracourt's extensive range of wired and wireless, digital and analogue instrumentation products.

    PRODUCT Testing taken to a new level - Digitaltest's new tool, FailSim, takes the analysis of fault coverage to the next level. By simulating defects, FailSim can provide the real-world test coverage on a live board. Identifying program, debug or, fixture issues that could be reducing fault coverage.

    PRODUCT Moisture analyser for natural gas! - Michell Instruments has launched of its latest moisture analyser for natural gas - the OptiPEAK TDL600.
    People Peter Collingwood
    Microlease has appointed Peter Collingwood to the new position of Chief Executive Officer, EMEA.
    Bina Khatwani
    Bina Khatwani is their Finance Director, EMEA.

    NEWS Configuring and ordering measuring instruments online - On this website, customers of German measuring equipment manufacturers LABOM can now assemble their preferred product configuration by themselves and request a quotation for it.

    publications" A-Ha! 140 automation tips from a leading blogger! - Jim Cahill on Educational Tips for Automation Engineers guides readers through the most effective and recent developments in the world of training for the process automation industry.

    PRODUCT Next generation US flowmeters - The new Daniel™ multi-path gas and liquid ultrasonic meters from Emerson, feature a next-generation electronics platform.

    EVENTS Call for papers on water and wastewater. - The Program Committee of the 2015 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls (WWAC) Symposium has issued a Call for Papers, inviting authors, innovators, thought leaders and other professionals in the water and wastewater industry to submit abstracts for presentation consideration at the conference.

    PRODUCT Mirror Switches! - Foremost Electronics now stocks the YB2 Half-mirrored push button switch family from NKK Switches.

    PRODUCT Design software for power switchgear - Rittal's RiLine60 shrouded busbar system has been developed to distribute power up to 1600A and with an extensive range of adaptors allows design engineers total flexibility.

    White Paper No simple solutions for Automation SecurityBLOG - Prof. Dr. Frithjof Klasen from ProfiBus, the writer writes on Securing automation systems - a step by step approach.

    PRODUCT Robust connector - The promise of reduced maintenance costs for outdoor theme park cabling systems is offered by the Han-Eco® Outdoor connector from Harting.

    PRODUCT New extreme foot controls for ship and port technology - As a manufacturer of switchgear for extreme and complex applications, steute provides customers with its own range of offshore products especially developed for use in offshore, ship and port technology.

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    PRODUCT High speed data connector - The Peak Group now supply a range of VTAC High Speed Data (HSD) Connectors in Britain. These are for the Mass InterConnect systems produced by Virginia Panel Corporation (VPC).

    EVENTS Latest generation of industrial robots! - With such a lot happening in the robotics industry, it is imperative that factory owners keep up to date with the latest developments. And there's no better place to do this than in Hannover according to Marc Siemering, Deutsche Meße's Senior Vice-President responsible for Hannover Meße:

    PRODUCT Electro-hydraulic operator for remote valve emergency shutdown applications - Emerson Process Management has added a robust electro-hydraulic operator to its broad valve automation capabilities with the release of the Bettis™ EHO actuator.

    PRODUCT Intermediate position module with through-travel! - Freely positionable along the entire stroke length, the Festo intermediate position module, DADM, brings new flexibility and efficiency to pneumatic guided slides, rodless cylinders and 'self-built' drives.

    APPLICATION "Measuring Molasses with a WORM!" - Moore Industries has released a case study, "Measuring Molasses with a WORM," highlighting the use of the WORM Flexible Temperature Sensor by American Crystal Sugar Company, the largest beet sugar provider in the United States.

    publications" "It's not only educational and informative, but a lot of fun, too!" - The Android version of ISA's award-winning new mobile app, InTech Plus has been launched. The release significantly broadens automation and control professionals' access to a diverse range of technical and educational content and interactive tools.

    NEWS 2,800 Flow and level instruments for Columbia. - The main instrument vendor (MIV) by Refineria de Cartagena (Reficar) in Cartagena, Colombia is Endress+Hauser. They have supplied more than 2,800 flow and level measurement devices to support a $3.8 billion refinery expansion and modernisation project.

    PRODUCT Complete net oil solution with Coriolis flowmeters! - Yokogawa is releasing its patent pending solution for Advanced Net Oil and Real Time Gas Void Fraction measurement for use in upstream oil and gas.

    NEWS FTIR analysers enhanced and website launched! - Gasmet Technologies has announced a wide range of developments that further improve its range of FTIR analysers. At the same time, the company launched a completely new website.

    APPLICATION Track & trace! - Octapharma, one of the largest independent manufacturers of human protein products worldwide, has added the PAS-X Track & Trace Serialization Aggregation solution to Werum's PAS-X at their production site in Vienna. (A)

    PRODUCT Small but powerful! - The miniaturized MICROmote® photoelectric sensors from Balluff with separate electronic processor unit provide a large amount of optical performance in a tiny amount of space thanks to the miniaturized LEDs, photodiodes and phototransistors.

    PRODUCT Hand-held meter for moisture content of industrial oils! - The new hand-held meter OILPORT 30 from E+E Elektronik accurately measures the water activity (aw) and temperature (T), and calculates the absolute water content x (ppm) of industrial oils.

    APPLICATION Failure is not an option!BLOG - ProSoft Technology's PROFIBUS Modules and Industrial Radios allow critical data to be transmitted from ControlLogix PACs at Flood Defense System.

    EVENTS Ergonomic software for the brewing industry! - Copa-Data has prepared live demonstrations to prove the advantages of Multi-Touch technology in the industrial environment at the BrauBeviale, the international beverage industry fair (Nuremberg, 11-13 Nov'14).

    PRODUCT Calibration accelerometer! - The new Type 8080 back-to-back vibration calibration standard accelerometer from Kistler, uses an innovative PiezoStar(R) based sensing element, first of its kind for a back to back sensor, which combines very good transient response with very low case/base strain sensitivity and a 50g range.

    Research & Education Upgrades in Test Instrumentation Software necessitated by advances in technology! - New analysis from Frost & Sullivan,"It's All About Software--Analysis of the Market for Global Instrumentation Software and Software Solutions for General Purpose Test Instrument".

    NEWS Control system for combined cycle power plant! - Yokogawa (Korea) has won an order from Samsung C&T Corporation to supply control systems for the Rabigh 2 combined cycle power plant, which is being built in Rabigh on Saudi Arabia's Red Sea coast.

    PRODUCT Non-contacting radar transmitter for demanding solids level. - A version of the Rosemount 5400 series of non-contacting radar level transmitters is aimed specifically at demanding bulk solids level measurement applications.

    Research & Education Part of the CROWD! - National Instruments has announced its collaboration with CROWD, the European Union Framework Project 7 (EU FP7), to define next-generation wireless 5G communications (see also their page Paving the way for 5G Wireless).

    PRODUCT Panel feed-through housings offer sealing on both sides! - The new Harting Han® HPR panel feed-through housings are sealed on both sides, and so meet the requirements of IP 66 and IP 68 according to IEC 60529 from both the cable side and the device side in a panel-mount installation.

    PRODUCT Industrial UA Modbus gateway! - The Matrikon Industrial UA Modbus Gateway has been released. It is housed in a small form factor gateway that provides secure, powerful and broad connectivity to access data from RTU's, PLCs or any other devices that use the Mobus data protocol.

    PRODUCT Enhanced application for virtualisation environment! - With the release of DeltaV Virtual Studio v2.3, Emerson expands the virtualisation capabilities in the DeltaV distributed control system (DCS) for easy implementation and management of on-line production and off-line development, test and training systems.

    EVENTS Contact-free temperature monitoring in glass processes - Visitors to the glasstec exhibition in Duesseldorf (D), will find temperature monitoring solutions for virtually all stages of glass production and processing at the Raytek/Ircon stand (hall 14, stand A39).

    PRODUCT Operating housings - Rittal's new operating housings based on AE with handle strips, unveiled at this year's Hanover Fair, have been noted for their attractive eye-catching design, based on the support arm system system CP 60/120/180.

    NEWS Best industrial wireless provider! - Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) was named the Best Industrial Wireless Provider at the 2014 Asian Manufacturing Awards (AMA) for its OneWireless™ Network, the multi-application, multi-standard industrial wireless network that extends process control networks into the field.

    PRODUCT Smart device app for source measure unit (SMU) instruments - Keithley Instruments has developed a free app for Android™-based smartphones and tablets that interacts with a Keithley Series 2600B SourceMeter SMU instrument via its front panel USB interface.

    publications" Major news in the world of automation publishing! - Rick Zabel Under terms of an acquisition agreement, ISA will own, including its website, intellectual property and all associated products, trademarks and copyrights. ISA will incorporate a new wholly-owned subsidiary called, and Rick Zabel (right) will remain the Publisher and Managing Director.

    PRODUCT Explosion-proof sniffer! - The ProtEx® PD6830X Modbus Scanner has just been announced by Precision Digital Corporation. The PD6830X is a rugged, explosion-proof, NEMA 4X / IP68 Modbus master, slave, or snooper (sniffer).

    PRODUCT Power Supplies meet emission standards! - Excelsys Technologies, have recently released Xsolo and XF power supply ranges now meet CE101 and CE102 conducted emission standards by combining with the LCR F19374 High Performance Single Stage Power Line Filter.

    NEWS Distributor for industrial security system for Britain! - Electroustic now distributes Tofino's Xenon industrial firewall. Manufactured by Hirschmann, the Tofino Xenon security system is the latest addition to the Tofino family and is purpose built to provide comprehensive network protection for production systems.

    PRODUCT Strip chart recorders to record electronically! - Yokogawa has enhanced its µR10000/µR20000 series strip chart recorders with the addition of an SD card slot, giving them the ability to record data both electronically and on paper.

    PRODUCT Where space is tight- The new bearingless encoders MIR 10 by Baumer are the products to choose for position and speed feedback in limited installation space. Operating on non-contact magnetic sensing with up to 4096 ppr, the encoders are wearfree and provide virtually unlimited service life.

    APPLICATION Remotely operated pneumatic water pumping system keeps Guernsey dry!BLOG - The entire system in a Guernsey plant is run by Festo's CPX remotely operated control system. The site itself is unmanned and is controlled via the SCADA system from the Guernsey Water Offices based five miles away.

    PRODUCT Device management wizard enhanced! - FieldMate™, Yokagawa's versatile software program for configuring, adjusting, and managing a wide variety of field devices used in factories and other production sites is been enhanced.

    PRODUCT Reporting and analysis software! - A new version of its reporting and analysis software, zenon Analyzer 2.20 has been announced by Copa-Data.

    PRODUCT Bench mount oxygen analyser provides cost savings! - The XZR400BM oxygen analyser is a small and light transportable instrument, capable of taking readings of both trace and percentage oxygen levels. It has been introduced to meet the demands of companies that wish to take routine readings from multiple sample points, and is a highly cost-effective solution.

    NEWS Free licenses to enhance real-time control - Emerson Process Management has licensed royalty free patent rights for its PIDPlus wireless PID controller technology to improve real-time control performance, simplify tuning and inherently protect against system failures across all control systems.

    EVENTS Gas at Water & Wastewater event! - The organisers of WWEM 2014, the Water Wastewater & Environmental Monitoring event (Telford, 5/6th November 2014), have announced that this year's show will again feature a Gas Detection Zone following the popularity of this section at previous WWEM events.

    PRODUCT Connector tools - Harting has introduced a new range of tools to aid the assembly of the company's family of industrial connectors.

    PRODUCT Modbus talks BACnet! - The new Anybus BACnet to Modbus gateway makes it possible to connect Modbus devices to a BACnet network.

    Research & Education International Instrumentation Symposium issues Call for Abstracts! - The Program Committee of the 61st International Instrumentation Symposium has issued a Call for Papers, inviting authors, innovators, thought leaders and other professionals in the instrumentation field to submit abstracts for presentation consideration at the conference.

    PRODUCT Microwave vector signal analyser & generator - National Instruments has announced the industry's widest bandwidth high-performance 26.5 GHz microwave vector signal analyser (VSA) and a fast tuning 20 GHz continuous wave signal generator.

    APPLICATION Control system for a waste-to-energy facility in Cornwall. - Yokogawa France S.A.S., has won an order from VINCI Environment UK to supply control systems and safety instrumented systems for a waste-to-energy facility that is being built for SITA Cornwall (GB).

    PRODUCT PXIe Remote Controller with PCIe Gen 2 x8 Link - Adlink Technology has released its new PCIe-PXIe-8638 high performance PXI Express remote controller, enabling remote control of any PXI Express system directly via PC.

    PRODUCT Safe and simple locks! - Rittal's new TS 8 isolator door cover, when deployed in tandem with the actuation mechanisms, adjacent door locking and interconnecting rods, fulfils all requirements of the UL 508 A standard. (A requirement for the North American market.)

    NEWS New member for wireless body! - HIKOB, based in France, has joined the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute. This company specialises in building and supporting wireless autonomous multi-points data acquisition systems.

    PRODUCT Sparking a revolution in electrical measurement! - Twenty years after shaking up the electrical measurement market with the DIRIS system, the first multi-measurement solution, SOCOMEC is once again leading the way with its latest technological innovation: DIRIS Digiware, a totally modular and flexible energy measurement and monitoring system.

    PRODUCT Intrinsically safe infrared temperature sensor! - The new ExTemp series of intrinsically safe infrared temperature sensors from Calex Electronics is designed for use in ATEX and IECEx explosive atmospheres up to and including Zone 0 (gas) and Zone 20 (dust), in conjunction with a suitable safety barrier or isolator.

    EVENTS Integrated manufacturing IT solutions - Integrated manufacturing IT solutions to take the key role in the pharma factory of the future, International PAS-X user conference of Werum customers heard in Germany in September.

    EVENTS Workshop for energy! - COPA-DATA's IEC 61850 workshop is aimed at general and control engineers in the energy industry. They will gain in-depth information and a unique technical insight on topics like Ethernet networking, real-time data exchange, network architecture and substation automation.

    PRODUCT Entry level industrial camera retains speed and resolution! - The new JAI 'Go' series of industrial cameras from Stemmer, feature a 5-megapixel global shutter CMOS imager capable of delivering full resolution images at 107 frames/second over a 2 channel, Power-over-Mini-Camera-Link interface.

    PRODUCT Managing regulatory compliance in laboratories - The Matrix Gemini LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) from Autoscribe meets the requirements of highly regulated laboratories by providing audit trails, time and date stamping of all actions and version control of all reference data, such as test definitions.

    APPLICATION Measure the Centre of Mass of a Coach or a Bus.BLOG - Applied Measurements were recently commissioned by bus and coach manufacturer Plaxton, (part of the Alexander Dennis group), to design and manufacture a system for measuring the centre of mass of a bus.
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    EVENTS Game-changing operations management software technology - Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, continued its 2014 Software Global Customer Conference in Orlando, Fla., with an overview of new product releases from its Ampla, Avantis, SimSci and Wonderware product lines.
    People Joe Ettio
    AMICRA Microtechnologies GmbH, has selected Joe Ettipio as Sales Manager for the U.S. Western Region.

    NEWS T & M powersources for USA and Europe! - Interpro Systems have been appointed by Preen, specialist manufacturers of test and measurement power Sources as their distributor for the USA and Europe.

    NEWS Hygrometer approved for explosive atmospheres in Brazil! - Michell Instruments' MDM300 I.S. high-speed portable dew-point hygrometer has gained certification from INMETRO, the Brazilian National Institute of Metrology, Standardization and Industrial Quality for use in hazardous or explosive atmospheres.

    APPLICATION PLC support helps pump OEM create application-specific water pressure boosting systems - The easy configurability of ABB's AC500 PLC range is helping the specialist pump OEM, Plad Equipment, to rapidly produce application-specific pump systems for boosting water pressure in high-rise buildings.

    EVENTS Combined solutions showcased - Schneider Electric kicked off its 2014 Software Global Customer Conference in Orlando, Fla., today by showcasing a stronger combined operations management software portfolio, bolstered by the Invensys software product lines the company acquired earlier this year

    PRODUCT Power centre brings BS EN 61439 peace of mind! - Boulting Technology has launched a new range of low voltage (LV) switchboards. The new Boulting Power Centre (BPC) series offers users BS EN 61439 compliance - a mandatory requirement from 1 November 2014.

    PRODUCT Preconfigured A/D XMC Modules for radar, communications & data acquisition applications - The newest members of Pentek's highly popular Onyx® family of high-speed data converter XMC FPGA modules: the 3-channel Onyx Model 71721 and the 4-channel Onyx Model 71761, 200 MHz 16-bit A/D XMC modules based on the high density Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGA.

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